History Main / PeekABogeyman

11th Mar '18 5:09:27 AM Andyroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The bogeymen who are around these days are banished when their prey hides under bedclothes. Susan Sto Helit has a nasty trick of putting a blanket over the bogeyman's ''own'' head, thus [[PuffOfLogic giving it an existential crisis.]]

to:

** The bogeymen who are around these days are banished when their prey hides under bedclothes. Susan Sto Helit has As ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'' demonstrates, the City Watch have a nasty trick protocol of dealing with belligerent bogeymen by putting a blanket over the bogeyman's ''own'' head, thus [[PuffOfLogic giving it an a brief existential crisis.]]
11th Mar '18 5:04:49 AM Andyroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', we meet the ''original'' bogeyman, who apparently used to be legitimately terrifying, but has had his power sapped by old age and younger pretenders [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly sapping the amount of belief available for him to subsist on.]] As he grew old, he took the job as ToothFairy , collecting children's teeth and keeping them safe so those teeth won't be used by someone trying voodoo magic, or, as Archancellor Ridcully puts it, "Magic so ancient it's age of the world stuff".

to:

** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', we meet the ''original'' bogeyman, who apparently used to be legitimately terrifying, but has had his power sapped by old age and younger pretenders [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly sapping the amount of belief available for him to subsist on.]] As he grew old, [[spoiler: he took the job as ToothFairy , of the Tooth Fairy, collecting children's teeth and keeping them safe so those teeth won't be used by someone trying voodoo sympathetic magic, or, as which Archancellor Ridcully puts it, describes as "Magic so ancient it's age of the world stuff".]]
29th Jan '18 6:53:26 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Hamburglar in the McDonalds commercials once fit the HarmlessVillain Trope, but sometime around the mid-80s they made him cuter, funnier, and friendlier, placing him in this Trope. The Goblins (later renamed the Fry Guys) were the same.

to:

* The Hamburglar in the McDonalds UsefulNotes/McDonalds commercials once fit the HarmlessVillain Trope, but sometime around the mid-80s they made him cuter, funnier, and friendlier, placing him in this Trope. The Goblins (later renamed the Fry Guys) were the same.
11th Jun '17 3:06:12 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A decidedly adult spin is put on this trope in the ''XXXenophile'' story "The Monster Under the Bed".

to:

* A decidedly adult spin is put on this trope in the ''XXXenophile'' ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'' story "The Monster Under the Bed".
8th Apr '17 6:51:17 PM LadyJaneGrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Often the foil of the ReluctantMonster. Compare to the NobleDemon, who is a more serious version of this. Shouldn't be confused with the ''real'' [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight Bogeyman.]] Not to be confused with the actually scary PeekABooCorpse.

to:

Sometimes overlaps with ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight, but not always. Often the foil of the ReluctantMonster. Compare to the NobleDemon, who is a more serious version of this. Shouldn't be confused with the ''real'' [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight Bogeyman.]] Not to be confused with the actually scary PeekABooCorpse.



* The [[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=45704 Lurking Tempest]] from the Vortex Pinnacle dungeon in WoW. It pretends to be dead when you're facing it, then pops up and flings lightning bolts when you're not.

to:

* The [[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=45704 Lurking Tempest]] from the Vortex Pinnacle dungeon in WoW. ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' It pretends to be dead when you're facing it, then pops up and flings lightning bolts when you're not.
8th Nov '16 3:27:20 AM Shadowgazer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Any and all ghosts in ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters.''

to:

* Any and all ghosts in ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters.''
''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'' dabble into this from time to time, though Prime Evil's gang despise the harmless scare part and the ghosts who embody this fully. And unfortunately, that lasts only [[NotSoHarmlessVillain until they get into]] brainwashing, attempted mass murder, zombie-making bombs,[[NeverSayDie ghost-making]] gasses, the list goes on...
16th May '16 7:36:45 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Squidge the Bogey from ''TalesOfTheQuestor''. It's implied that his people have an entire culture/economy based around scaring children and extorting food and trinkets out of them.

to:

* Squidge the Bogey from ''TalesOfTheQuestor''.''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor''. It's implied that his people have an entire culture/economy based around scaring children and extorting food and trinkets out of them.
11th Jan '16 3:02:27 PM LadyJaneGrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Hamburglar in the McDonalds commercials once fit the HarmlessVillain Trope, but sometime around the mid-80s they made him cuter, funnier, and friendlier, placing him in this Trope.

to:

* The Hamburglar in the McDonalds commercials once fit the HarmlessVillain Trope, but sometime around the mid-80s they made him cuter, funnier, and friendlier, placing him in this Trope. \n The Goblins (later renamed the Fry Guys) were the same.
11th Jan '16 7:57:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* Spend too long in the Krypt in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', and the Krypt Monster will appear; he's an ''ugly'' looking guy, but all he does is scare the player and run away. He sometimes even leaves a few Koins.
4th Jan '16 12:31:36 PM Shadowgazer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Flying Dutchman of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
** ...Sometimes.

to:

* The Flying Dutchman of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
** ...Sometimes.
''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is this only sometimes. At the best of times...
This list shows the last 10 events of 23. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.PeekABogeyman