History Main / ReluctantMonster

30th Oct '17 4:33:43 PM LentilSandEater
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/TheMunsters'': They're monsters ripped from the old Franchise/UniversalHorror movies, but they act as a fairly typical, if eccentric, working-class family that can't understand why most strangers seem to turn pale and run whenever they see them.
** Actually, they do understand--Marilyn is just so darn scary.
** The reboot pilot portrays Grandpa Munster as... [[AxCrazy definitely not reluctant]]. Although he seems to (grudgingly) hold back on outright homicide.

to:

* ''Series/TheMunsters'': They're monsters ripped from the old Franchise/UniversalHorror movies, but they act as a fairly typical, if eccentric, working-class family that can't understand why most strangers seem to turn pale and run whenever they see them.
** Actually, they do understand--Marilyn is just so darn scary.
**
them. The reboot pilot portrays Grandpa Munster as... [[AxCrazy definitely not reluctant]]. Although he seems to (grudgingly) hold back on outright homicide.
7th Oct '17 5:18:33 AM Snicka
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', more cynical and self-aware than most, is fully aware of his species' reputation; he just wants to be left alone.

to:

* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', more cynical and self-aware than most, is fully aware of his species' reputation; he just wants to be left alone. He [[MonsterFacade plays up the monstrous act]] to keep people with TorchesAndPitchforks away from his swamp.
7th Oct '17 5:16:49 AM Snicka
Is there an issue? Send a Message


True heroes look past appearances and befriend them, even [[ZombieAdvocate advocating better treatment]]. Usually, someone notices [[WhyIsntItAttacking they aren't attacking]] and discovers their true nature. They may be TheExile if their own species don't like having them around.

to:

True heroes look past appearances and befriend them, even [[ZombieAdvocate advocating better treatment]]. Usually, someone notices [[WhyIsntItAttacking they aren't attacking]] and discovers their true nature. If the monster realizes that people see them as a monster and pretends to behave accordingly, that's a MonsterFacade. They may be TheExile if their own species don't like having them around.
28th Jul '17 8:09:43 AM ImperialMajestyXO
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', more cynical and self-aware than most, is fully aware of his species reputation; he just wants to be left alone.

to:

* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', more cynical and self-aware than most, is fully aware of his species species' reputation; he just wants to be left alone.
22nd Jul '17 9:52:51 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

to:

[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]



[[folder:ComicBooks]]

to:

[[folder:ComicBooks]][[folder:Comic Books]]



[[folder:Films -- Animated]]

to:

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]Animation]]



-->'''Van Helsing:''' Evil may have created him, evil may have left it's mark on him, but evil does not rule him so I can not kill him.

to:

-->'''Van Helsing:''' Evil may have created him, evil may have left it's its mark on him, but evil does not rule him so I can not kill him.



* ''The Reluctant Dragon'' is an 1898 children's book by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book ''Dream Days''), which served as the key element to the [[Disney/TheReluctantDragon 1941 feature film]] of the same name from [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]].

to:

* ''The Reluctant Dragon'' is an 1898 children's book by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book ''Dream Days''), which served as the key element to the [[Disney/TheReluctantDragon [[Film/TheReluctantDragon 1941 feature film]] of the same name from [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]].



* Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' features a boogeyman who is actually very agoraphobic and vastly prefers hiding behind things over jumping out from behind them at people. He gets better [[spoiler:just in time for a BigDamnHeroes moment, where he saves everyone from a sentient shopping mall]].

to:

* Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** The
novel ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' features a boogeyman who is actually very agoraphobic and vastly prefers hiding behind things over jumping out from behind them at people. He gets better [[spoiler:just in time for a BigDamnHeroes moment, where he saves everyone from a sentient shopping mall]].



** The Watch books have Angua, a werewolf who is really quite civilised and hates the monstrous members of her race.

to:

** The Watch books have Angua, a werewolf who is really quite civilised civilized and hates the monstrous members of her race.



[[folder:Mythology]]
* In Ovid's telling of [[Myth/GreekMythology Medusa]], she was a beautiful maiden who laid with Poseidon in Athena's temple. In some tellings, she's raped. For this "offense," she's cursed by Athena with living serpent hair and a terrible visage that would turn men who looked upon it into stone. Thus, Medusa's powers are unintentional and unwanted. Perseus, who eventually kills her, believes that the punishment is well-deserved. The trope is averted in earlier myths, however, which describe Medusa as one of three monstrous sisters, the Gorgons. Perseus kills Medusa simply because she is the only mortal Gorgon.

to:

[[folder:Mythology]]
[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Myth/GreekMythology: In Ovid's telling of [[Myth/GreekMythology Medusa]], Medusa, she was a beautiful maiden who laid with Poseidon in Athena's temple. In some tellings, she's raped. For this "offense," "offense", she's cursed by Athena with living serpent hair and a terrible visage that would turn men who looked upon it into stone. Thus, Medusa's powers are unintentional and unwanted. Perseus, who eventually kills her, believes that the punishment is well-deserved. The trope is averted in earlier myths, however, which describe Medusa as one of three monstrous sisters, the Gorgons. Perseus kills Medusa simply because she is the only mortal Gorgon.



[[folder:VideoGames]]

to:

[[folder:VideoGames]][[folder:Video Games]]



* Fawkes in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. After much time splattering the brains of Supermutants across the wasteland, the player encounters a genetic experiment gone wrong in [[ComicBook/VForVendetta cell 5]] of an abandoned Vault. (S)he knows (s)he is a monster, but while the FEV that created all supermutants made most of the rest of Supermutants hulking bloodthirsty monsters with the IQ of a vegetable, Fawkes is intelligent and has a good heart, and offers to help the player in their quest.

to:

* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
**
Fawkes in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.''VideoGame/Fallout3''. After much time splattering the brains of Supermutants across the wasteland, the player encounters a genetic experiment gone wrong in [[ComicBook/VForVendetta cell 5]] of an abandoned Vault. (S)he knows (s)he is a monster, but while the FEV that created all supermutants made most of the rest of Supermutants hulking bloodthirsty monsters with the IQ of a vegetable, Fawkes is intelligent and has a good heart, and offers to help the player in their quest.



** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' gives us Marcus, another intelligent super-mutant who was initially part of the Master's army. Later he became friends with a Brotherhood of Steel paladin, and they decided to settle down and create a town where humans, ghouls, and super-mutants could live together peacefully (most of the time, anyway). He makes another appearance in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.

to:

** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' gives us Marcus, another intelligent super-mutant who was initially part of the Master's army. Later he became friends with a Brotherhood of Steel paladin, and they decided to settle down and create a town where humans, ghouls, and super-mutants could live together peacefully (most of the time, anyway). He makes another appearance in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.



[[folder:Webcomics]]

to:

[[folder:Webcomics]][[folder:Web Comics]]



** The Monster in the Darkness knows he's a monster (although even he's not sure what kind), is and incredibly dangerous (he knocked one character and her horse several miles when trying to hit as lightly he could), but is so innately sweet-natured that he is horrible at being monstrous and could even be considered to be somewhat helpful to the Order of the Stick.
** Starting in [[spoiler:Strip #878, Durkon Thundershield is now this. He was briefly under MindControl from Malack, but with the latter's death in Strip #906, is now free to resume adventuring with the Order,]] and by his own words is no more evil than [[ComedicSociopath Belkar Bitterleaf]]. [[DamnedByFaintPraise Which doesn't mean that much]], but at least implies he's willing to work with the Order. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted. Durkon is actually demonically posessed by a servant of an Evil-Aligned God, who is sick of dealing with squabbles with her pantheon, and who is implied to have her own agenda regarding the gates and is just trying to have Vampire!Durkon avoid suspicion about his following this trope until she can carry out her plans.]]

to:

** The Monster in the Darkness knows he's a monster (although even he's not sure what kind), is and is incredibly dangerous (he knocked knocks one character and her horse through a wall and several miles when trying to hit as lightly as he could), but is so innately sweet-natured that he is horrible at being monstrous and could even be considered to be somewhat helpful to the Order of the Stick.
** Starting in [[spoiler:Strip #878, Durkon Thundershield is now this. He was briefly under MindControl from Malack, but with the latter's death in Strip #906, is now free to resume adventuring with the Order,]] and by his own words is no more evil than [[ComedicSociopath Belkar Bitterleaf]]. [[DamnedByFaintPraise Which doesn't mean that much]], but at least implies he's willing to work with the Order. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted. Durkon is actually demonically posessed possessed by a servant of an Evil-Aligned God, who is sick of dealing with squabbles with her pantheon, and who is implied to have her own agenda regarding the gates and is just trying to have Vampire!Durkon Vampire Durkon avoid suspicion about his following this trope until she can carry out her plans.]]



* In ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'', [[FanNickname Secret]] is, on paper, an EvilCounterpart to the [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In Shining Armor]] of the setting, the Solars, since she is a Death Knight, has the requisite RedEyesTakeWarning, and got her Exaltation from a DealWithTheDevil. But in practice, she's more like this: she tries to avoid hurting people when possible, she doesn't follow her lord's orders, and [[spoiler: she only made her Deal because she [[IDontWantToDie was afraid of the fact that she was dying]] [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0300.html of the plague that ravaged her island]]]]. She's [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0096.html still a minor]] WalkingWasteland, however, and she infrequently has bursts of Resonance, which she gains from the aforementioned disobeying of her lord, and they are [[NightmareFuel not pretty]]. Corollary to this, she is [[{{Understatement}} not a fan]] of these outbursts, and is currently looking for ways to get out of her plight, [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0283.html such as sorcery]].
--> '''Misho:''' ''(after nearly choking from surprise)'' Really? Secret, why would you want to learn sorcery?
--> '''Secret:''' Ah. Well. Me being all... death. I've been thinking it might be better for me to learn how to do more... healthy things. More non-killing options.
** And recently, it unfolds that [[spoiler: [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0311.html there is a way for her to become a Solar]].]]
* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'' has a village full of people who rose as various kinds of TheUndead after a massacre. Some of them hate it enough to go picking fights with people who might put them back in their graves for good; others just go about their business as usual and helped the survivors restore the town. The latter group includes a snarky skeleton archer and Jeremy the vampire cobbler.

to:

* In ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'', [[FanNickname Secret]] is, on paper, an EvilCounterpart to the [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In in Shining Armor]] of the setting, the Solars, since she is a Death Knight, has the requisite RedEyesTakeWarning, and got her Exaltation from a DealWithTheDevil. But in practice, she's more like this: she tries to avoid hurting people when possible, she doesn't follow her lord's orders, and [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she only made her Deal because she [[IDontWantToDie was afraid of the fact that she was dying]] [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0300.html of the plague that ravaged her island]]]]. She's [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0096.html still a minor]] WalkingWasteland, however, and she infrequently has bursts of Resonance, which she gains from the aforementioned disobeying of her lord, and they are [[NightmareFuel not pretty]]. Corollary to this, she is [[{{Understatement}} not a fan]] of these outbursts, and is currently looking for ways to get out of her plight, [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0283.html such as sorcery]].
--> '''Misho:''' ''(after -->'''Misho:''' ''[after nearly choking from surprise)'' surprise]'' Really? Secret, why would you want to learn sorcery?
-->
sorcery?\\
'''Secret:''' Ah. Well. Me being all... death. I've been thinking it might be better for me to learn how to do more... healthy things. More non-killing options.
** And recently, it unfolds that [[spoiler: [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0311.html there is a way for her to become a Solar]].]]
* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'' has a village full of people who rose as various kinds of TheUndead after a massacre. Some of them hate it enough to go picking fights with people who might put them back in their graves for good; others just go about their business as usual and helped help the survivors restore the town. The latter group includes a snarky skeleton archer and Jeremy the vampire cobbler.



18th Jun '17 10:04:32 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''The Reluctant Dragon'' is an 1898 children's book by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book ''Dream Days''), which served as the key element to the [[Disney/TheReluctantDragon 1941 feature film]] of the same name from Creator/WaltDisney Productions.

to:

* ''The Reluctant Dragon'' is an 1898 children's book by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book ''Dream Days''), which served as the key element to the [[Disney/TheReluctantDragon 1941 feature film]] of the same name from Creator/WaltDisney Productions.[[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]].
18th Jun '17 10:04:05 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''The Reluctant Dragon'' is an 1898 children's book by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book ''Dream Days''), which served as the key element to the [[Disney/TheReluctantDragon 1941 feature film]] of the same name from WaltDisney Productions.

to:

* ''The Reluctant Dragon'' is an 1898 children's book by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book ''Dream Days''), which served as the key element to the [[Disney/TheReluctantDragon 1941 feature film]] of the same name from WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney Productions.
17th Apr '17 1:48:34 PM LordOfTheSword
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation, [[FanNickname Secret]] is, on paper, an EvilCounterpart to the [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In Shining Armor]] of the setting, the Solars, since she is a Death Knight, has the requisite RedEyesTakeWarning, and got her Exaltation from a DealWithTheDevil. But in practice, she's more like this: she tries to avoid hurting people when possible, she doesn't follow her lord's orders, and [[spoiler: she only made her Deal because she [[IDontWantToDie was afraid of the fact that she was dying]] [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0300.html of the plague that ravaged her island]]]]. She's [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0096.html still a minor]] WalkingWasteland, however, and she infrequently has bursts of Resonance, which she gains from the aforementioned disobeying of her lord, and they are [[NightmareFuel not pretty]]. Corollary to this, she is [[{{Understatement}} not a fan]] of these outbursts, and is currently looking for ways to get out of her plight, [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0283.html such as sorcery]].

to:

* In Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation, ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'', [[FanNickname Secret]] is, on paper, an EvilCounterpart to the [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In Shining Armor]] of the setting, the Solars, since she is a Death Knight, has the requisite RedEyesTakeWarning, and got her Exaltation from a DealWithTheDevil. But in practice, she's more like this: she tries to avoid hurting people when possible, she doesn't follow her lord's orders, and [[spoiler: she only made her Deal because she [[IDontWantToDie was afraid of the fact that she was dying]] [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0300.html of the plague that ravaged her island]]]]. She's [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0096.html still a minor]] WalkingWasteland, however, and she infrequently has bursts of Resonance, which she gains from the aforementioned disobeying of her lord, and they are [[NightmareFuel not pretty]]. Corollary to this, she is [[{{Understatement}} not a fan]] of these outbursts, and is currently looking for ways to get out of her plight, [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0283.html such as sorcery]].
15th Mar '17 1:57:01 PM secretfan14
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Another ghost who is barely aware of it, [[CuteGhostGirl Aisaka Sayo]] from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. The manga version is a {{Dojikko}} who manages to trip over her own feet despite not actually ''having'' feet. The anime version gets an entire [[TearJerker episode.]]

to:

* Another ghost who is barely aware of it, [[CuteGhostGirl Aisaka Sayo]] from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. The manga version is a {{Dojikko}} CuteClumsyGirl who manages to trip over her own feet despite not actually ''having'' feet. The anime version gets an entire [[TearJerker episode.]]
17th Feb '17 10:09:21 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[http://schwarzkreuz.xepher.net/sk/sk.php Schwarz Kreuz]]''[='=]s main character, Nikolas Von Helsing. He's a descendant of ''that'' [[{{Dracula}} Von Helsing]]. He used a ritual to turn himself into a vampire when his group of [[TheHunter Paladins/Clergymen]] was under attack by Nazis, and thus manages to survive to continue his order. Doesn't drink blood, but does drink alcohol. Lots of it.

to:

* ''[[http://schwarzkreuz.xepher.net/sk/sk.php Schwarz Kreuz]]''[='=]s main character, Nikolas Von Helsing. He's a descendant of ''that'' [[{{Dracula}} Von Helsing]]. He used a ritual to turn himself into a vampire when his group of [[TheHunter [[VampireHunter Paladins/Clergymen]] was under attack by Nazis, and thus manages to survive to continue his order. Doesn't drink blood, but does drink alcohol. Lots of it.
This list shows the last 10 events of 77. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ReluctantMonster