History Main / StockMonsterSymbolism

17th Nov '17 10:30:51 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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** The {{''Unicorn''}} has an extremely similar status even though it doesn't have exactly the same history or reputation as the modern cryptids. Unicorns may be mysterious even in settings where [[ArbitrarySkepticism other fantasy creatures are an ordinary fact of life]].
21st Aug '17 5:08:31 PM Pastykake
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** Literature/HarryPotter (according to {{Word of God}}, although the evil werewolf Fenrir Greyback gives off hints of Pedophilia as well).

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** Literature/HarryPotter ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (according to {{Word of God}}, although the evil werewolf Fenrir Greyback gives off hints of Pedophilia pedophilia as well).
18th Aug '17 7:34:13 PM Luc
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!! Any WasOnceAMan That Remains Intelligent
* The FiveStagesOfGrief. See StagesOfMonsterGrief for more.
15th Jul '17 10:52:27 AM nombretomado
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** Franchise/{{Godzilla}} has basically been all of the above at some point. He started out as a metaphor for the devastation of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'' has him being the collective manifestation of the souls of those who lost their lives during Japan's Pacific campaign in WorldWarII. ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' gives him a GaiasVengeance characterization on top of being a radioactive mutation.

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** Franchise/{{Godzilla}} has basically been all of the above at some point. He started out as a metaphor for the devastation of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'' has him being the collective manifestation of the souls of those who lost their lives during Japan's Pacific campaign in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' gives him a GaiasVengeance characterization on top of being a radioactive mutation.
27th Jun '17 11:18:28 AM Galacton
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* The need to kill to survive



* Anti-military aesops. Almost always military might will fail miserably and just waste everyone's time, and often it's the fault of the military that the Kaiju are there in the first place.

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* Anti-military aesops.Abuse of military power. Almost always military might will fail miserably and just waste everyone's time, and often it's the fault of the military that the Kaiju are there in the first place.
13th Oct '16 4:42:01 PM nombretomado
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* Slavery - the word 'robot' is derived from the Czech for 'slave' - or workers in general, which also makes them useful for talking about Communism. 'Robot revolution' stories - whether the story was on the revolution's side or not - were especially common in the early half of the 20th century, but fell out of fashion once revolutions stopped seeming likely and the ColdWar began. RedScare stories featuring robots in this era will often suggest they are disguised perfectly as humans, hiding amongst humans and spreading evil robot ideas. Even fairly apolitical robot stories tend to depict them as 'lowly' characters compared to the humans due to their life of drudgery, which sometimes allows them to be {{Servile Snarker}}s or even [[TheButlerDidIt so beneath notice as to be able to commit murder...]]

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* Slavery - the word 'robot' is derived from the Czech for 'slave' - or workers in general, which also makes them useful for talking about Communism. 'Robot revolution' stories - whether the story was on the revolution's side or not - were especially common in the early half of the 20th century, but fell out of fashion once revolutions stopped seeming likely and the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar began. RedScare stories featuring robots in this era will often suggest they are disguised perfectly as humans, hiding amongst humans and spreading evil robot ideas. Even fairly apolitical robot stories tend to depict them as 'lowly' characters compared to the humans due to their life of drudgery, which sometimes allows them to be {{Servile Snarker}}s or even [[TheButlerDidIt so beneath notice as to be able to commit murder...]]
1st Aug '16 4:48:00 PM pinkdalek
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** Film/TheWolfman1941

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** Film/TheWolfman1941''Film/TheWolfman1941''



* Foreignness and other cultures.
* [[FiveRaces High Men]] and [[ClarkesThirdLaw Gods]], interfering with humanity under higher rules.

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* Foreignness and [[HumansThroughAlienEyes other cultures.
cultures]].
* [[FiveRaces High Men]] and [[ClarkesThirdLaw Gods]], Gods]] - great power, interfering with humanity under higher according to mysterious rules.
* AmbiguousDisorder or 'oddness'
24th Jul '16 4:31:59 PM pinkdalek
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!! Aliens in general
* Foreignness and other cultures.
* [[FiveRaces High Men]] and [[ClarkesThirdLaw Gods]], interfering with humanity under higher rules.


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* Anxiety about death - robots can't be killed due to not really being alive and tend to invoke the UncannyValley (the lowest point on which is an animated corpse).
24th Jul '16 4:19:45 PM pinkdalek
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* Dependence on technology and possessions - the idea that a possession, in some way, owns its owner.

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* Dependence on technology and possessions - the idea that a possession, in some way, owns its owner. Or, less frighteningly, the idea that a possession might have a 'soul'.
24th Jul '16 4:18:33 PM pinkdalek
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* Slavery - the word 'robot' is derived from the Czech for 'slave' - or workers in general, which also makes them useful for talking about Communism. 'Robot revolution' stories - whether a good or bad idea - were especially common in the early half of the 20th century, but fell out of fashion once revolutions stopped seeming likely and the ColdWar began. RedScare stories featuring robots in this era will often suggest they are disguised perfectly as humans, hiding amongst humans and spreading evil robot ideas. Even fairly apolitical robot stories tend to depict them as 'lowly' characters compared to the humans due to their life of drudgery, which sometimes allows them to be {{Servile Snarker}}s or even [[TheButlerDidIt so beneath notice as to be able to commit murder...]]

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* Slavery - the word 'robot' is derived from the Czech for 'slave' - or workers in general, which also makes them useful for talking about Communism. 'Robot revolution' stories - whether a good the story was on the revolution's side or bad idea not - were especially common in the early half of the 20th century, but fell out of fashion once revolutions stopped seeming likely and the ColdWar began. RedScare stories featuring robots in this era will often suggest they are disguised perfectly as humans, hiding amongst humans and spreading evil robot ideas. Even fairly apolitical robot stories tend to depict them as 'lowly' characters compared to the humans due to their life of drudgery, which sometimes allows them to be {{Servile Snarker}}s or even [[TheButlerDidIt so beneath notice as to be able to commit murder...]]


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* Destiny - a robot is usually made for a specific purpose, with abilities to allow it to do its job, and often with the inability to choose ''not'' to fulfil that purpose.
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