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17th Jun '17 1:57:04 AM Mhazard
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** [[EnemySummoner Paragoomba]], the winged variant introduced in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', is potentially deadlier than the Koopa Trooper. Some of them are capable of airdropping the [[WeaponizedOffspring Microgoombas]] toward you.

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** [[EnemySummoner Paragoomba]], the winged variant introduced in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', is potentially deadlier than the Koopa Trooper.Troopas. Some of them are capable of airdropping the [[WeaponizedOffspring Microgoombas]] toward you.
4th Jun '17 5:07:06 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 your first few [[ExperiencePoints EXP]].

Their ubiquitous status can lead to them becoming [[MascotMook mascots]] for the work in question and they are likely to come in [[UndergroundMonkey multiple (often stronger) versions]]. Sometimes their lowly cannon-fodder status is even subverted by making a version found later in the game be one of the [[BonusBoss toughest enemies]] in the game. Other times, they can become dangerous depending on how many of them there are. If being attacked by one [[ScratchDamage takes one hitpoint]], [[ZergRush then being met by 100]] [[DeathOfAThousandCuts poses a problem]].

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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 your first few easy [[ExperiencePoints EXP]].

EXP]] before more difficult opponents start showing up.

Their ubiquitous status can lead to them becoming [[MascotMook mascots]] for the work in question and they are likely to come in [[UndergroundMonkey multiple (often stronger) versions]]. Sometimes their lowly cannon-fodder status is even subverted by making a version one of these stronger versions found later in the game be one of the [[BonusBoss toughest enemies]] in the game. Other times, they can become dangerous depending on how many of them there are. If Even if an enemy is weak, if being attacked by one [[ScratchDamage takes one hitpoint]], [[ZergRush then being met by 100]] [[DeathOfAThousandCuts poses a problem]].



TheGoomba is often simplistic in appearance, suggestive of a nuisance rather than a genuine threat. The WaddlingHead is common Goomba-type enemy. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[RatStomp giant rats]] most often serve as these. 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. enemy found in [[PlatformGame Platformers]]. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[RatStomp giant rats]] most often serve as these.get this role. While in Japan, (thanks in part to ''[[DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' popularity) [[BlobMonster slimes]] have been elevated to this role.
25th May '17 9:53:14 AM Galacton
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A type of [[VideoGameCharacters Video Game Enemy]]. The Goomba is the weakest and/or most basic enemy in the 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). As 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 your first few [[ExperiencePoints EXP]].

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A type of [[VideoGameCharacters Video Game Enemy]]. The Goomba is the weakest and/or most basic enemy in the 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). As the 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 your first few [[ExperiencePoints EXP]].



TheGoomba is often simplistic in appearance, suggestive of a nuisance rather than a genuine threat. The WaddlingHead is common Goomba-type enemy. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[RatStomp giant rats]] most often serve as these. In Japan (thanks 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. The WaddlingHead is common Goomba-type enemy. In western fantasy {{RPG}}s, [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] and [[RatStomp giant rats]] most often serve as these. In Japan While in Japan, (thanks in part to ''[[DragonQuest Dragon Quest's]]'' popularity) [[BlobMonster slimes]] have been elevated to this role.



* Metools from ''Franchise/MegaMan'' ''and'' its sequel series/BN universe spinoffs. Unique in that it's almost an InvincibleMinorMinion. Sniper Joes from the classic games only may also count.

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* Metools Mets or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Metools/Metalls/Metaurs]] from ''Franchise/MegaMan'' ''and'' its sequel series/BN universe spinoffs. have managed to appear in every series except ''Mega Man Legends''. Unique in that it's almost an InvincibleMinorMinion. they are invincible when under their helmets and when they aren't they are peppering Megaman with bullet fire. Sniper Joes from the classic games original series only may also count.
13th May '17 4:31:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StarCraft'' the Zergling serve this role, they're weak on their own, but in swarms they are a menace.

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* In ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' the Zergling serve this role, they're weak on their own, but in swarms they are a menace.
5th May '17 3:08:56 PM Galacton
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* Waddle Dees fill this role in most of the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series. Only capable of basic CollisionDamage, they are more likely to serve as ammo for Kirby to [[ThrowTheMookAtThem spit]] at enemies than anything else.
** In ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', they were mostly absent from the enemy roster, and the only Waddle Dee that appeared 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''.
** In ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'', Waddle Dees aren't encountered until midway through the game, where they are more difficult to take down than usual, due to Kirby being split into 10 weaker copies of himself. The [[{{Planimal}} Beanlings]] take the goomba role, being easy enough to kill that a single mini-Kirby can defeat one in one cycle.

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* Waddle Dees Dee fill this role in most of the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series. Only capable of basic CollisionDamage, they are more likely to serve as ammo for Kirby to [[ThrowTheMookAtThem spit]] at enemies than anything else.
** In ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', they were mostly absent from the enemy roster, and the roster. The only Waddle Dee that appeared 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''.
** In ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'', Waddle Dees Dee aren't encountered until midway through the game, where they are more difficult to take down than usual, due to Kirby being split into 10 weaker copies of himself. The [[{{Planimal}} Beanlings]] take the goomba role, being easy enough to kill that a single mini-Kirby can defeat one in one cycle.
1st May '17 4:46:43 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}'', the Orblets are the most common enemies.
* Depending on the game, ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures'' brings us Pig Soldiers (the original game and ''Rocket Knight'' (2010)), Lizard Soldiers (''Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2'' ([[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis GEN]]), and Wolf Soldiers (''Sparkster'' ([[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]]) and ''Rocket Knight'' (2010)) as the most common enemies.
29th Apr '17 12:06:21 PM dimentiorules
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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' has Golden Ghosts, which have low hp and attack very slowly. [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon its sequel]] has greenies, which are virtually identical in terms of abilities, although they are slightly more of a threat as they can use tools to make them more of a challenge to beat.

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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' has Golden Ghosts, which have low hp and attack very slowly. [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon its Its sequel]] has greenies, which are virtually identical in terms of abilities, although they are slightly more of a threat as they can use tools to make them more of a challenge to beat.
29th Apr '17 12:06:21 PM dimentiorules
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29th Apr '17 12:05:52 PM dimentiorules
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* ''VideoGame/Splatoon'' has the standard octotroopers in its single player campaign, which shoot bullets that move so slowly, and do so little damage, it's nearly impossible to get killed by one unless they're with other enemies.

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* ''VideoGame/Splatoon'' ''{{VideoGame/Splatoon}}'' has the standard octotroopers in its single player campaign, which shoot bullets that move so slowly, and do so little damage, it's nearly impossible to get killed by one unless they're with other enemies.enemies.
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' has Golden Ghosts, which have low hp and attack very slowly. [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon its sequel]] has greenies, which are virtually identical in terms of abilities, although they are slightly more of a threat as they can use tools to make them more of a challenge to beat.
28th Apr '17 11:45:37 AM dimentiorules
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** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', goombas don't appear. Instead we have strolling Stus, an enemy [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute very similar to a Goomba in terms of appearance and how easy they are to defeat.]]
** Biddybuds from ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'' and' ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' are even less of a threat than the goombas, walking in a set pattern like the goombas from the 2D games instead of chasing Mario like the goombas from the 3D games.
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