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22nd Aug '16 1:14:20 AM morenohijazo
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%%* ''VideoGame/{{Nihilumbra}}'': ''[[InvertedTrope You!]]''
10th Aug '16 8:17:08 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** A particular example is Stormtroopers in most ''Franchise/StarWars'' games; in prequel-era games, Battle Droids typically fulfill the same role.
** The alien species nicknamed "Grunts" in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
** [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Combine "Civil Protection"]] (see below).

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** * A particular example is Stormtroopers in most ''Franchise/StarWars'' games; in prequel-era games, Battle Droids typically fulfill the same role.
** * The alien species nicknamed "Grunts" in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
** [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Combine "Civil Protection"]] (see below).
''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
28th Jun '16 10:46:26 PM steam66
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** The Combine "Civil Protection" in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. Sure, they come in groups and some of them have [=SMGs=], but they're cannon fodder compared to Overwatch Soldiers and the Overwatch Soldiers ''know'' it. All of them go down in two headshots from the weakest gun in the game, they have no concept of cover and fields of fire (meaning it's very easy to score those two headshots), will ''always'' [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy shoot from the hip]], and have a bad habit of FastRoping [[SuicidalOverconfidence into the immediate path of a speeding vehicle]].

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** The Combine "Civil Protection" in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. Sure, they come in groups and some of them have [=SMGs=], but they're cannon fodder compared to Overwatch Soldiers and the Overwatch Soldiers ''know'' it. All of them go down in two three headshots from the weakest gun in the game, they have no concept of cover rarely take cover, and fields of fire only then to reload (meaning it's very easy to score those two three headshots), will ''always'' [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy shoot from the hip]], and have a bad habit of FastRoping [[SuicidalOverconfidence into the immediate path of a speeding vehicle]].vehicle]].
** In late Half-Life 2 and its episodes, the standard Overwatch Soldiers become this. Their AI is quite superior to the Civil Protection officers, and they have double the HP, and can also throw grenades- but at that point in the game, the player has the powerful Pulse Rifle, allowing them to easily deal with soldiers. However, their threat level does vary depending on which weapon they wield; SMG-armed soldiers are only really a threat at medium-close range, Pulse Rifle-packing soldiers are generally a larger threat at all ranges, and shotgun soldiers will disregard everything to rush the player and blast them in the face. Averted with the Combine Elites; they're [[EliteMooks .



* The Class 1 Drone robot in ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}''.

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** The lowly Zombieman is incredibly weak. Aside from having only 20 HP, they're solely armed with a rifle that behaves like the player's pistol- but is horrifically inaccurate, meaning that Zombiemen can only really hit the player at close range, or medium if they're lucky.
** Shotgun Guys are more dangerous- their shotguns are still much weaker than the player's, but they're essentially making three Zombieman attacks at once with the same accuracy, tripling their chance to hit. They also have slightly more health.
** Imps have a healthy 60 HP, but are relegated to Goomba status because of their slow moving, easy to dodge fireballs. They are only really a threat at point blank or in very thin corridors.
** Very much averted with Chaingun Guys; with 70 HP and a rapid-fire Chaingun, they are quite a bit more deadly than other zombies.
* The Class 1 Drone robot in ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}''.
11th Jun '16 7:41:45 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', the puny blue-helmeted {{Waddling Head}}s are the first enemies you encounter, not counting an early HopelessBossFight.

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* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', the puny blue-helmeted {{Waddling Head}}s are the first enemies you encounter, not counting an early HopelessBossFight.HopelessBossFight; they have many fiercer cousins that appear later on.
10th Jun '16 9:55:49 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', the puny blue-helmeted {{Waddling Head}}s are the first enemies you encounter, not counting an early HopelessBossFight.
9th Jun '16 10:32:04 AM erforce
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* Gnawties, Neeks, Sneeks and Awks in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games. The Kritters/Klomps/Kobbles/Tiki Goons aren't much stronger (though Diddy's peanuts in the CoOpMultiplayer can stun the Tiki Goons, while they just kill the Awks outright); they're the Koopa Troopas of the series.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
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Gnawties, Neeks, Sneeks and Awks in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games.Awks. The Kritters/Klomps/Kobbles/Tiki Goons aren't much stronger (though Diddy's peanuts in the CoOpMultiplayer can stun the Tiki Goons, while they just kill the Awks outright); they're the Koopa Troopas of the series.
6th Jun '16 3:19:33 PM Yalsaris63
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** Mantises and geckos in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.

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** Mantises and geckos in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''
** For human counterparts, the Freeside Thugs in the most egregious [[SuicidalOverconfidence manner]] [[TooDumbToLive possible]] and the Powder Gangers faction-wise.
28th May '16 3:26:34 AM JustaUsername
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A Goomba-type enemy is often a WaddlingHead. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] most often serve as these. In Japan (thanks to ''[[DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' influence) slimes and [[BlobMonster blob]] monsters have been elevated to this role.

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A Goomba-type enemy is often a WaddlingHead. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] goblins]] and [[RatStomp rats]] most often serve as these. In Japan (thanks to ''[[DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' influence) slimes and [[BlobMonster blob]] monsters have been elevated to this role.
30th Apr '16 7:40:26 PM Galacton
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In old-school {{RPG}}s, this will usually be a Slime or [[BlobMonster Slime-like]] monster, although [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] are not unheard of.

Is usually victim to becoming an UndergroundMonkey. Oftentimes their lowly cannon-fodder status is subverted by making UndergroundMonkey versions be the rarest (and sometimes toughest) enemies in the game - see MetalSlime. Sometimes they are dangerous because of the sheer number of them. If being attacked by one [[ScratchDamage takes one hitpoint]], [[ZergRush then being met by 100]] [[DeathOfAThousandCuts poses a problem]]. If [[MonsterAllies any monsters are recruitable]], expect this to be the JokeCharacter, maybe the LethalJokeCharacter, or to be one of the ComMons.

Often serves as practice fodder leading up to the WarmUpBoss. If they become numerous enough, they can also become {{Mascot Mook}}s. A Goomba-type enemy is often a WaddlingHead. Compare ComMons, {{Mooks}}. Contrast DemonicSpiders.

Watch out, because they might turn out to be the NotSoHarmlessVillain towards the end of the game. (see also MagikarpPower)

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In old-school {{RPG}}s, this will usually be a Slime or [[BlobMonster Slime-like]] monster, although [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] are not unheard of.

Is usually victim
Their ubiquitous status can lead to them becoming an UndergroundMonkey. Oftentimes [[MascotMook mascots]] for the work in question and they are likely to come in [[UndergroundMonkey multiple versions]]. Sometimes their lowly cannon-fodder status is even subverted by making an UndergroundMonkey versions be version found later in the game that's one of the rarest (and sometimes toughest) enemies in the game - see MetalSlime. Sometimes they are can become dangerous because depending on how many of the sheer number of them. them there are. If being attacked by one [[ScratchDamage takes one hitpoint]], [[ZergRush then being met by 100]] [[DeathOfAThousandCuts poses a problem]]. If problem]].

In any game where
[[MonsterAllies any monsters are recruitable]], expect this to recruitable]] these guys will usually be the JokeCharacter, maybe the LethalJokeCharacter, or to be one of the ComMons.

Often serves as practice fodder leading up to the WarmUpBoss. If
ComMons, though they become numerous enough, they can also become {{Mascot Mook}}s. may have some gimmick that makes them more viable under special circumstances (see MagikarpPower).

A Goomba-type enemy is often a WaddlingHead. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] most often serve as these. In Japan (thanks to ''[[DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' influence) slimes and [[BlobMonster blob]] monsters have been elevated to this role.

Compare ComMons, {{Mooks}}. Contrast DemonicSpiders.

Watch out, because they might turn out to be the NotSoHarmlessVillain towards the end of the game. (see also MagikarpPower)
DemonicSpiders and BossInMookClothing.
29th Apr '16 8:20:08 PM Galacton
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A type of {{Video Game Character|s}}. This is that one enemy that will ''always'' be encountered in the first level (and usually, but not always, as the very first enemy in the game), has a simple movement pattern, and is reassuringly easy to beat. They are the meekest and mildest of {{Mooks}}, and are the very first entries in the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil. [[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 your first few [[ExperiencePoints EXP]].

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A type of {{Video [[VideoGameCharacters Video Game Character|s}}. This Enemy]]. The Goomba is that one the weakest and/or most basic enemy that in the game. It will ''always'' be encountered in the first level (and usually, but not always, as the very first enemy in the game), has a simple movement pattern, and is reassuringly easy to beat. They are the meekest and mildest of {{Mooks}}, and are the very first entries in the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil. [[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 your first few [[ExperiencePoints EXP]].



The TropeNamer is from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. In an interview it [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wii/nsmb/1/5 was revealed]] that they were actually created at the end of the game's development, because the other main enemy in the game, the Koopa Troopa, required a two-step process to defeat, and the developers wanted to give players something simpler to defeat.



* Of course, the [[TropeNamers Goombas]] of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' They used to be allies of the Toads, their neighbors in the Mushroom Kingdom; however, they defected to Bowser's side, and have been {{The Chew Toy}}s of gaming ever since.
** It was [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wii/nsmb/1/5 recently revealed]] that they were actually created at the end of [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros the first game]]'s development, because the other main recurring enemy, the Koopa Troopas, required a two-step process to defeat, and the developers wanted to give players something simpler to defeat. (Ironically, in some of the [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 newer]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy games]], [[HelpfulMook Koopa Troopas]] [[BadassDecay are even weaker than Goombas!]]) Even Satoru Iwata, the then-current Nintendo president, was shocked at the fact that one of the most iconic ''Mario'' enemies was created last.

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* Of The TropeNamer is, of course, the [[TropeNamers Goombas]] of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' They used to be allies of the Toads, their neighbors in the Mushroom Kingdom; however, they defected to Bowser's side, and have been {{The Chew Toy}}s of gaming ever since.
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''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. It was [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wii/nsmb/1/5 recently revealed]] revealed in an interview]] that they were actually created at the end of [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros the first game]]'s development, because the other main recurring enemy, enemy in the game, the Koopa Troopas, Troopa, required a two-step process to defeat, and the developers wanted to give players something simpler to defeat. (Ironically, in some of the [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 newer]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy games]], [[HelpfulMook Koopa Troopas]] [[BadassDecay are even weaker than Goombas!]]) Even Satoru Iwata, the then-current Nintendo president, was shocked at the fact that one of the most iconic ''Mario'' enemies was created last.last.
** Ironically, in some of the [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 newer]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy games]], [[HelpfulMook Koopa Troopas]] [[BadassDecay are even weaker than Goombas!]]
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