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8th Sep '17 9:39:42 AM BeerBaron
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* Mudcrabs in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games.
** Also (giant) rats, especially in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''.
** The rat is the first enemy if you are starting in a dungeon. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', it depends on were you go first.
** A giant rat is also the first enemy in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''.

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* Mudcrabs in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games.
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Also (giant) rats, especially in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''.
** The
Throughout the series, [[RodentsOfUnusualSize giant rats]] and mudcrabs tend to fill this role. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', a rat is the very first enemy if you are starting in a dungeon. face. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', it depends on were you go first.
** A giant rat is also
first, but the first enemy odds are good of it being one of the two.
** Among the ranks of the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]], Scamps are this. They are the weakest Daedric creature, and are most commonly found
in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''.the service of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon]], where they serve as little better than CannonFodder in his LegionsOfHell. Herne are a [[FaunsAndSatyrs satyr-like]] race of lesser Daedra that are little better than Scamps, having low health, dealing low damage, and lacking the ability to cast spells.
29th Aug '17 2:52:19 PM HalcyonDayz
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A type of [[VideoGameCharacters Video Game Enemy]]. The Goomba is the weakest and/or most basic enemy in a game. They have a simple movement pattern, are reassuringly easy to beat, and will almost always be encountered in the first level (and usually, but not always, as the very first enemy in the game). They are the meekest and mildest of {{Mooks}}, [[GoombaStomp stomping]] or blasting one of these guys for the first time marks the moment where the person holding the controller really starts ''playing'' the game. Basically they're here to help you learn how to attack, and (in [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]]) to spoon-feed you easy [[ExperiencePoints EXP]] before more difficult opponents start showing up.

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A type of [[VideoGameCharacters Video Game Enemy]]. The Goomba is the weakest and/or most basic enemy in a game. They have a simple movement pattern, are reassuringly easy to beat, and will almost always be encountered in the first level (and usually, but not always, as the very first enemy in the game). They are the meekest and mildest of {{Mooks}}, [[GoombaStomp stomping]] or blasting one of these guys for the first time marks the moment where the person holding the controller really starts ''playing'' the game. Basically they're here to help you learn how to attack, and (in [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]]) {{Role Playing Game}}s) to spoon-feed you easy [[ExperiencePoints EXP]] before more difficult opponents start showing up.



TheGoomba is often simplistic in appearance, suggestive of a nuisance rather than a genuine threat. They can easily be AdorableEvilMinions. The WaddlingHead is common Goomba-type enemy found in [[PlatformGame Platformers]]. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[RatStomp giant rats]] most get this role. While in Japanese RPGs and fantasy games, (thanks in part to ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' popularity) [[BlobMonster slimes]] have been elevated to this role.

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TheGoomba is often simplistic in appearance, suggestive of a nuisance rather than a genuine threat. They can easily be AdorableEvilMinions. The WaddlingHead is common Goomba-type enemy found in [[PlatformGame Platformers]]. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, {{Role Playing Game}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[RatStomp giant rats]] most get this role. While in Japanese RPGs {{Role Playing Game}}s and fantasy games, (thanks in part to ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' popularity) [[BlobMonster slimes]] have been elevated to this role.



* {{Rat|Stomp}}s in most Western [=RPGs=] and [[{{MMORPG}} MMORPGs]].

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* {{Rat|Stomp}}s in most Western [=RPGs=] {{Role Playing Game}}s and [[{{MMORPG}} MMORPGs]].{{Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game}}s.
15th Aug '17 4:32:51 PM LlamaAdventure
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* Lampshaded by Kazuma in ''LightNovel/KonoSuba'' when one of the Demon King's Generals turns out to be a slime, which he assumes is just one of those rank-and-file ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''-style slimes. Ultimately subverted when it turns out slimes are [[PoisonIsCorrosive far]], ''[[PersonOfMassDestruction far]]'' [[NighInvulnerable more]] [[ExtremeOmnivore dangerous]] in the fantasy world Kazuma inhabits.
7th Aug '17 4:08:57 PM Galacton
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TheGoomba is often simplistic in appearance, suggestive of a nuisance rather than a genuine threat. They can easily be AdorableEvilMinions. The WaddlingHead is common Goomba-type enemy found in [[PlatformGame Platformers]]. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[RatStomp giant rats]] most get this role. While in Japan, (thanks in part to ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' popularity) [[BlobMonster slimes]] have been elevated to this role.

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TheGoomba is often simplistic in appearance, suggestive of a nuisance rather than a genuine threat. They can easily be AdorableEvilMinions. The WaddlingHead is common Goomba-type enemy found in [[PlatformGame Platformers]]. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[RatStomp giant rats]] most get this role. While in Japan, Japanese RPGs and fantasy games, (thanks in part to ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' popularity) [[BlobMonster slimes]] have been elevated to this role.
2nd Aug '17 10:47:39 AM CosmicFerret
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TheGoomba is often simplistic in appearance, suggestive of a nuisance rather than a genuine threat. They can easily be AdorableEvilMinions. The WaddlingHead is common Goomba-type enemy found in [[PlatformGame Platformers]]. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[RatStomp giant rats]] most get this role. While in Japan, (thanks in part to ''[[DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' popularity) [[BlobMonster slimes]] have been elevated to this role.

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TheGoomba is often simplistic in appearance, suggestive of a nuisance rather than a genuine threat. They can easily be AdorableEvilMinions. The WaddlingHead is common Goomba-type enemy found in [[PlatformGame Platformers]]. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[RatStomp giant rats]] most get this role. While in Japan, (thanks in part to ''[[DragonQuest ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' popularity) [[BlobMonster slimes]] have been elevated to this role.
1st Aug '17 9:57:53 PM Azek
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* From the SpectacleFighter ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Affinity angels]] are first encountered in the Prologue chapter, and offer little threat. They are basically there to allow the player to practice building combos and evading in preparation to stronger enemies in the near future. That being said, Affinities [[TookALevelInBadass get much stronger varieties later on in the game]].

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* From the SpectacleFighter StylishAction ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Affinity angels]] are first encountered in the Prologue chapter, and offer little threat. They are basically there to allow the player to practice building combos and evading in preparation to stronger enemies in the near future. That being said, Affinities [[TookALevelInBadass get much stronger varieties later on in the game]].
23rd Jul '17 9:04:59 PM Galacton
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A type of [[VideoGameCharacters Video Game Enemy]]. The Goomba is the weakest and/or most basic enemy in a game. They have a simple movement pattern, are reassuringly easy to beat, and will almost always be encountered in the first level (and usually, but not always, as the very first enemy in the game). The meekest and mildest of {{Mooks}}, [[GoombaStomp stomping]] or blasting one of these guys for the first time marks the moment where the person holding the controller really starts ''playing'' the game. Basically they're here to help you learn how to attack, and to spoon-feed you easy [[ExperiencePoints EXP]] before more difficult opponents start showing up.

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A type of [[VideoGameCharacters Video Game Enemy]]. The Goomba is the weakest and/or most basic enemy in a game. They have a simple movement pattern, are reassuringly easy to beat, and will almost always be encountered in the first level (and usually, but not always, as the very first enemy in the game). The They are the meekest and mildest of {{Mooks}}, [[GoombaStomp stomping]] or blasting one of these guys for the first time marks the moment where the person holding the controller really starts ''playing'' the game. Basically they're here to help you learn how to attack, and (in [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]]) to spoon-feed you easy [[ExperiencePoints EXP]] before more difficult opponents start showing up.



In any game where [[MonsterAllies monsters are recruitable]] these guys will usually be the ComMons, recruitable very early on and useful in early stages of the game, but quickly becoming outclassed once stronger monsters start appearing. Though they may have some gimmick that makes them more viable under special circumstances (see MagikarpPower).

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In any game where [[MonsterAllies monsters are recruitable]] these guys will usually be the ComMons, recruitable very early on and useful in early stages of the game, but quickly becoming outclassed once stronger monsters start appearing. Though they may have some gimmick that makes them more viable under [[MagikarpPower special circumstances (see MagikarpPower).
circumstances]].



** ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' doesn't have rats as enemies, although kobolds are somewhat rat-like... but they only serve as TheGoomba in the human starting zone, where they share the dubious honor with wolves and bandits. Some other starting zone enemies are a subversion as the essentially same type can be encountered again much later, such as the forest trolls in the blood elf zones that also inhabit the Zul'Aman raid instance.

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** ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' doesn't have rats as enemies, although kobolds are somewhat rat-like... but they only and serve as TheGoomba in the human starting zone, where they share the dubious honor with wolves and bandits. Some other starting zone enemies are a subversion as the essentially same type can be encountered again much later, such as the forest trolls in the blood elf zones that also inhabit the Zul'Aman raid instance.



** In ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', they were mostly absent from the enemy roster. The only Waddle Dee that appears becomes [[HeelFaceTurn an ally]] after Kirby frees him from Dark Matter. They were [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replaced]] by N-Z, small, blackish enemies that somehow managed to be even ''weaker''.

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** In ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', they were mostly absent from the enemy roster. The only Waddle Dee that appears becomes [[HeelFaceTurn an ally]] after Kirby frees him from Dark Matter. They were Their role was [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute replaced]] taken]] by N-Z, small, blackish enemies that somehow managed to be even ''weaker''.
21st Jul '17 10:45:02 PM Carnel
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** Fairies appear in later PC-98 and windows games, originally as a Koopa Troopa or Sniper-Joe type versatile enemy with many variants, but steadily began to eclipse other foes until they became the most common enemy in the series.

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** Fairies appear in later PC-98 and windows games, originally as a Koopa Troopa or Sniper-Joe type Sniper Joe-type versatile enemy with many variants, but steadily began to eclipse other foes until they became the most common enemy in the series.series. In ''Great Fairy Wars'', every enemy is a fairy including roles that would normally be taken by the above two.
21st Jul '17 6:19:46 PM Carnel
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* Fairies in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are incredibly weak and pose hardly any danger unless when doing ZergRush attacks. This being Touhou, it doesn't stay this way for long.
** Which leads to a RunningGag: EnsembleDarkhorse ice fairy Cirno likes to proclaim, "I'm the strongest!" She actually ''is'' the strongest fairy. That, however, is like being the fastest snail - you're still a thousand miles behind everyone else.

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* Fairies Kedama in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are incredibly weak and pose hardly any danger unless when doing ZergRush attacks. This being Touhou, it doesn't stay this way for long.
** Which leads to a RunningGag: EnsembleDarkhorse ice fairy Cirno likes to proclaim, "I'm
among the strongest!" She actually ''is'' most basic types of enemy you encounter, having a generally consistant pattern across all the strongest fairy. That, however, is like being the fastest snail - you're still a thousand miles behind everyone else.games which makes them very predictable.


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**Fairies appear in later PC-98 and windows games, originally as a Koopa Troopa or Sniper-Joe type versatile enemy with many variants, but steadily began to eclipse other foes until they became the most common enemy in the series.
20th Jul '17 2:12:04 AM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/DungeonOfTheEndless'' generally has two different "weak" enemies on the first floor of the dungeon. The Silic Crystals, which are slow, have low health and don't even bother to attack your heroes (but will attack the crystal you need to defend if you leave them be), and the Necrophage Larvae, who have even lower health than Silic Crystals but are faster and ''do'' attack your heroes in a ZergRush.
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