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24th Feb '17 7:53:42 AM Medinoc
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** The [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] replaced the Snakemen with the "Thin Men," who look like humans on the surface but close-up inspection reveals snake eyes and other reptilian features. Their appearance recalls the Men in Black of UFO lore who threaten witnesses into silence, while also invoking the conspiracy theory claims of [[TheReptilians reptilian aliens that go around in human disguise (either as shapeshifters or with impressive fake human suits)]].
** ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', the sequel to ''Enemy Unknown'', introduces the Vipers, a race of cobra-hooded SnakePeople reminiscent of the Snakemen from the original game, albeit with a more feminine aesthetic.

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** The [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] replaced the Snakemen with the "Thin Men," who Men", gene-engineered to look like humans on the surface but though close-up inspection reveals snake eyes and other reptilian features. Their appearance recalls the Men in Black of UFO lore who threaten witnesses into silence, while also invoking the conspiracy theory claims of [[TheReptilians reptilian aliens that go around in human disguise (either as shapeshifters or with impressive fake human suits)]].
** ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', the sequel to ''Enemy Unknown'', introduces the Vipers, a race of cobra-hooded SnakePeople reminiscent of the Snakemen from the original game, albeit with a more feminine aesthetic.aesthetic (then again, the original Snakeman autopsy mentioned them carrying eggs). They are explicitly said to be the true form of the Thin Men's species, since the aliens (now having access to a better infiltration unit) stopped deploying Thin Men -- with the notable exception of the ADVENT Speaker.
15th Feb '17 3:44:17 PM WillKeaton
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** Ridley, a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot giant pterodactyl cyborg]], and Kraid, a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever humongous lizard]] with [[MadeOfIron optical shield-tough skin]], occupy the top of the Space Pirates chain of command ([[TheDragon directly under]] [[BigBad Mother Brain]]). They're arch nemeses of [[TheHero Samus Aran]] (Ridley in particular, given the series' backstory).

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** Ridley, a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot giant pterodactyl cyborg]], pterosaur dragon]] (who is sometimes a {{Cyborg}}), and Kraid, a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever humongous lizard]] with [[MadeOfIron optical shield-tough skin]], occupy the top of the Space Pirates chain of command ([[TheDragon directly under]] [[BigBad Mother Brain]]). They're arch nemeses of [[TheHero Samus Aran]] Aran]]. (Ridley in particular, given the series' backstory).
15th Feb '17 11:20:07 AM WillKeaton
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* "Rattlers". You never can have too much snake B movies. And [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm68721664/tt0073609?ref_=tt_ov_i the film poster]] on IMDB is, [[BuffySpeak like, radically Freudianů]]

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* "Rattlers".''Rattlers''. You never can have too much snake B movies. And [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm68721664/tt0073609?ref_=tt_ov_i the film poster]] on IMDB is, [[BuffySpeak like, radically Freudianů]]
15th Feb '17 11:19:13 AM WillKeaton
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From the "[[http://www.yamara.com/yamara/rfw/rfw2/rfw2pg3.html Call Me MISTER Binks]]" article ([=Radio Free WYHTL=]):

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From the "[[http://www.[[http://www.yamara.com/yamara/rfw/rfw2/rfw2pg3.html Call "Call Me MISTER Binks]]" Binks"]] article ([=Radio Free WYHTL=]):
14th Feb '17 4:09:38 PM WillKeaton
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* In Creator/TheBrothersGrimm's "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/145ungratefulson.html The Ungrateful Son]]", a man hides a roast chicken from his aged father, but when he takes it out again, it's become a toad which hops on his head, never comes off, and has to be fed every day or else it eats him.
* A toad in a well causes it to dry up in [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/rightremains.html "Right Always Remains Right,"]] "[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/3goldenhairs.html "The Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Allknow."]] and [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html "The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs."]]

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* In Creator/TheBrothersGrimm's "[[http://www.[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/145ungratefulson.html The "The Ungrateful Son]]", Son,"]] a man hides a roast chicken from his aged father, but when he takes it out again, it's become a toad which hops on his head, never comes off, and has to be fed every day or else it eats him.
* A toad in a well causes it to dry up in [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/rightremains.html "Right Always Remains Right,"]] "[http://www.[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/3goldenhairs.html "The Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Allknow."]] and [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html "The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs."]]
14th Feb '17 4:09:00 PM WillKeaton
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* In "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/diamondstoads/index.html Diamonds and Toads]]", a fairy punishes the wicked daughter so that toads and snakes fall out of her mouth with every word she speaks.

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* In "[[http://www.[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/diamondstoads/index.html Diamonds "Diamonds and Toads]]", Toads,"]] a fairy punishes the wicked daughter so that toads and snakes fall out of her mouth with every word she speaks.



* A toad in a well causes it to dry up in "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/rightremains.html Right Always Remains Right]]", "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/3goldenhairs.html The Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Allknow]]", and "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs]]".
* In "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/SleepingBeauty Sleeping Beauty]]", the evil mother-in-law includes these in the pit to throw Sleeping Beauty and her children in.

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* A toad in a well causes it to dry up in "[[http://www.[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/rightremains.html Right "Right Always Remains Right]]", "[[http://www.Right,"]] "[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/3goldenhairs.html The "The Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Allknow]]", Allknow."]] and "[[http://www.[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html The "The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs]]".
Hairs."]]
* In "[[http://tvtropes.[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/SleepingBeauty Sleeping Beauty]]", "Sleeping Beauty,"]] the evil mother-in-law includes these in the pit to throw Sleeping Beauty and her children in.
14th Feb '17 4:07:19 PM WillKeaton
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Reptiles Are Abhorrent refers to the association between reptiles and villainy. This trope manifests itself in several basic ways. The simplest is to have reptiles that are consistently villainous. In [[AnimalTropes animal stories]], villains might be anthropomorphic versions of RealLife reptiles, while the heroes are cute mammals and birds[[note]]Ironically, we now know that [[ScienceMarchesOn birds are reptiles too.]][[/note]]. In SpeculativeFiction, they might be fantastic beings such as LizardFolk, SnakePeople or [[TheReptilians Reptilian aliens]].

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Reptiles Are Abhorrent refers to the association between reptiles and villainy. This trope manifests itself in several basic ways. The simplest is to have reptiles that are consistently villainous. In [[AnimalTropes animal stories]], villains might be anthropomorphic versions of RealLife reptiles, while the heroes are cute mammals and birds[[note]]Ironically, we birds.[[note]]We now know that [[ScienceMarchesOn birds are reptiles too.]][[/note]]. ]][[/note]] In SpeculativeFiction, they might be fantastic beings such as LizardFolk, SnakePeople or [[TheReptilians Reptilian aliens]].
18th Jan '17 1:14:23 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the reptilian Tayhil are the main {{Mooks}} of the evil Black Tower, and are described as a scourge that would wipe out all humanity if given the chance.
14th Jan '17 3:26:05 PM Lymantria
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* The main characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles'' were all obvious, easily identifiable MixAndMatchCritters. Background characters were less-obvious mixes. But the thing is ''only the antagonists'', BigBad Croc (crocodile/dinosaur) and his sidekicks Frizard (frog/lizard) and Brat (gon/boar) sported any recognizably reptilian features. And aside from that, your guess is as good as ours what they were meant to be hybrids of. (Many fansites hold that they are, respectively, "half-crocodile/frog/lizard, half-''dragon''". Strange, given that all other Wuzzles were combinations of real animals.)

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* The main characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles'' were all obvious, easily identifiable MixAndMatchCritters. Background characters were less-obvious mixes. But the thing is ''only the antagonists'', BigBad Croc (crocodile/dinosaur) and his sidekicks Frizard (frog/lizard) and Brat (gon/boar) (dragon/boar) sported any recognizably reptilian features. And aside from that, your guess is as good as ours what they were meant to be hybrids of. (Many fansites hold that they are, respectively, "half-crocodile/frog/lizard, half-''dragon''". Strange, given that all other Wuzzles were combinations of real animals.)
3rd Jan '17 12:15:39 PM StFan
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