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12th Jan '17 3:16:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', the Borg, being a HiveMind collective, didn't have a leader...until some writer decided to create the [[HiveQueen Borg Queen]], who fits this trope.
* The Wicked Witch of the West and her Flying Monkeys from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. Notable in that the monkeys were the first to cheer when the witch died, as they weren't serving her willingly. Subverted by the Winkies, who had the same green skin and long noses as the Witch herself; however, they were foreigners (with the witch even [[BreakingTheFourthWall turning to the audience]] in the stage adaptation and explaining that "Oh-Ee-Oh" is one of their native folk songs).

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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', the Borg, being a HiveMind collective, didn't have a leader...until some writer decided to create the [[HiveQueen Borg Queen]], who fits this trope.
* The Wicked Witch of the West and her Flying Monkeys from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. Notable in that the monkeys were the first to cheer when the witch died, as they weren't serving her willingly. Subverted by the Winkies, who had the same green skin and long noses as the Witch herself; however, they were foreigners (with the witch even [[BreakingTheFourthWall turning to the audience]] in the stage adaptation and explaining that "Oh-Ee-Oh" is one of their native folk songs).
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* The Goblin King from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' is played by Music/DavidBowie; his subjects are played by UglyCute {{muppet}}s.
* ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' film has Loki and his alien army. Played with in that the army is a loan. Although [[spoiler:Thanos]] is still more humanoid-looking than the rank-and-file Chitauri grunts.
* Poison Ivy and Bane in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' might or might not be a subversion, depending on whether outward appearance matters. Both have been mutated by Venom, but Ivy still looks like a normal (and sexy!) human woman while Bane is a green-skinned, apelike monster.
* Anton Arcane spends most of ''Film/SwampThing'' as a handsome older man played by French actor Louis Jordan. This is a case of AdaptationalAttractiveness, as he quickly went from gnarled old man to grotesque zombie-like figure in the comics.


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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', the Borg, being a HiveMind collective, didn't have a leader...until some writer decided to create the [[HiveQueen Borg Queen]], who fits this trope.
* The Wicked Witch of the West and her Flying Monkeys from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. Notable in that the monkeys were the first to cheer when the witch died, as they weren't serving her willingly. Subverted by the Winkies, who had the same green skin and long noses as the Witch herself; however, they were foreigners (with the witch even [[BreakingTheFourthWall turning to the audience]] in the stage adaptation and explaining that "Oh-Ee-Oh" is one of their native folk songs).
* The Goblin King from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' is played by Music/DavidBowie; his subjects are played by UglyCute {{muppet}}s.
* ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' film has Loki and his alien army. Played with in that the army is a loan. Although [[spoiler:Thanos]] is still more humanoid-looking than the rank-and-file Chitauri grunts.
* Poison Ivy and Bane in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' might or might not be a subversion, depending on whether outward appearance matters. Both have been mutated by Venom, but Ivy still looks like a normal (and sexy!) human woman while Bane is a green-skinned, apelike monster.
* Anton Arcane spends most of ''Film/SwampThing'' as a handsome older man played by French actor Louis Jordan. This is a case of AdaptationalAttractiveness, as he quickly went from gnarled old man to grotesque zombie-like figure in the comics.
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11th Jan '17 9:27:58 PM Berrenta
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[[quoteright:350:[[Series/DoctorWho http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_genesis_of_the_daleks_by_paulhanley-d4e0aul_2257.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[-So Davros created the Daleks in his own image, and Davros said unto the Daleks, "EXTERMINATE!"-] ]]
[-[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://paulhanley.deviantart.com/art/Genesis-of-the-Daleks-265393389 Image]] by [[http://paulhanley.deviantart.com Paul Hanley.]]]]-]
7th Dec '16 7:59:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Davros and the Daleks from ''Series/DoctorWho.'' Davros only barely qualifies as "human", but at least you can have a conversation with him. Among other minor examples, the new-series episode "School Reunion" features Tony Head as the leader of a group of bat-like, flying aliens - he says he keeps a human-like body as a "personal preference".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Davros and the Daleks from ''Series/DoctorWho.'' Davros Daleks. He only barely qualifies as "human", but at least you can have a conversation with him. him.
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Among other minor examples, the new-series episode "School Reunion" features Tony Head as the leader of a group of bat-like, flying aliens - he says he keeps a human-like body as a "personal preference".
5th Oct '16 9:33:04 AM JamesAustin
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* PaulHeyman is the normal-sized handler of [[TheRedBaron "The Beast"]], BrockLesnar. Humorously, however, other WWE celebs often refer to Heyman himself as if he were a monster, calling him a "walrus" or a fat ogre.

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* PaulHeyman Wrestling/PaulHeyman is the normal-sized handler of [[TheRedBaron "The Beast"]], BrockLesnar.Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Humorously, however, other WWE celebs often refer to Heyman himself as if he were a monster, calling him a "walrus" or a fat ogre.
22nd Sep '16 8:22:25 PM nombretomado
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** Averted again with the Lubracas in Ben10UltimateAlien, who are led by [[EldritchAbomination Diagon]].

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** Averted again with the Lubracas in Ben10UltimateAlien, ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', who are led by [[EldritchAbomination Diagon]].
9th Jul '16 1:31:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s Visorak horde, an army of {{Giant Spider}}s, are led by the humanoid Sidorak and Roodaka on behalf of the also-humanoid ([[ShapeShifting usually]]) Brotherhood of Makuta.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s Visorak horde, an army of {{Giant Spider}}s, are led by the humanoid Sidorak and Roodaka on behalf of the also-humanoid ([[ShapeShifting usually]]) Brotherhood of Makuta.
13th Jun '16 1:38:17 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Goblin King from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.

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* The Goblin King from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' is played by Music/DavidBowie; his subjects are played by UglyCute {{muppet}}s.
17th Feb '16 6:11:19 PM josh6243
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* The Vagans somehow got a hold of the Vajra Queen in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'' and, thus, are behind most of the Vajra attacks in the game.
5th Jan '16 11:22:01 AM TrustBen
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* Poison Ivy and Bane in ''BatmanAndRobin'' might or might not be a subversion, depending on whether outward appearance matters. Both have been mutated by Venom, but Ivy still looks like a normal (and sexy!) human woman while Bane is a green-skinned, apelike monster.

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* Poison Ivy and Bane in ''BatmanAndRobin'' ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' might or might not be a subversion, depending on whether outward appearance matters. Both have been mutated by Venom, but Ivy still looks like a normal (and sexy!) human woman while Bane is a green-skinned, apelike monster.
* Anton Arcane spends most of ''Film/SwampThing'' as a handsome older man played by French actor Louis Jordan. This is a case of AdaptationalAttractiveness, as he quickly went from gnarled old man to grotesque zombie-like figure in the comics.
1st Jan '16 12:58:04 PM __Vano
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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutTactics'', the army of [[DumbMuscle Super Mutants]] is lead by someone called Gamorin whom they revere. He turns out to be a renegade Brotherhood paladin.
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