History NightmareFuel / MonsterHunter

25th Aug '16 9:18:49 AM MeaRiver
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* The new flagship monster for Monster Hunter 4 is the Gore Magala, which is essentially a Gigginox, but [[FromBadToWorse worse]]. Take the Gigginox, paint it [[DarkIsEvil black]], give it an insect-like exoskeleton, make it an ''Elder Dragon'', and give it TheVirus with the ability to start a ZombieApocalypse simply by having a hunter or another monster touch it or the hair and scales it leaves behind. The end result looks a lot like a Xenomorph. It's theme music isn't that bad, but its "noticed you" ScareChord is absolutely ''terrifying''. Oh, and the worst part? [[spoiler: It's only in its juvenile form. There's an adult version of it later in the game, which is [[BlatantLies even more fun.]]]]

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* The new flagship monster for Monster Hunter 4 is the Gore Magala, which is essentially a Gigginox, but [[FromBadToWorse worse]]. Take the Gigginox, paint it [[DarkIsEvil black]], give it an insect-like exoskeleton, make it an ''Elder Dragon'', and give it TheVirus with the ability to start a ZombieApocalypse simply by having a hunter or another monster touch it or the hair and scales it leaves behind. The end result looks a lot like a Xenomorph. It's theme music isn't that bad, but its "noticed you" ScareChord is absolutely ''terrifying''. Oh, and the worst part? [[spoiler: It's only in its juvenile form. There's an form; turns out theGore Magala is a baby ''Elder Dragon''. You fight the adult version of it later in the game, which is [[BlatantLies even more fun.]]]]



** Also, unlike other end-game bosses (ala Elder Dragons) in the franchise, which at least have some sort of in-game references (be it poems, documents and else) hinting their presence or origins, ''[[NothingIsScarier there's absolutely nothing]]'' hinting the presence of [[spoiler:Gogmazios]]. It really sinks that, when the guild ''knows nothing'' about an ancient monster [[spoiler:which bears the '''first''' Dragonator on its back]], then ''where the hell does this thing come from!?'' [[spoiler:And then there's the whole WMG about Gogmazios is actually an artificial dragon-weapon which want revenge on humans......]]

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** Also, unlike other end-game bosses (ala Elder Dragons) in the franchise, which at least have some sort of in-game references (be it poems, documents and else) hinting their presence or origins, ''[[NothingIsScarier there's absolutely nothing]]'' hinting the presence of [[spoiler:Gogmazios]]. It really sinks that, when the guild ''knows nothing'' about an ancient monster [[spoiler:which bears has the '''first''' Dragonator stuck in the tar on its back]], then ''where the hell does this thing come from!?'' [[spoiler:And then there's the whole WMG about Gogmazios is actually an artificial dragon-weapon which want wants revenge on humans......]]



** Special mention goes to the Black Flying Wyvern. If you attempt the highest-difficulty version of its quest, you're in for a surprise; it gets a [[TurnsRed second phase]] where it suddenly takes off into the sky at incredible speeds, creating a ''whirlwind drops massive chunks of the tower on you'' if you don't move. And when it comes back down, its red parts have become '''blazing inferno orange and are literally [[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''', including two parts on its head which now resemble GlowingEyesOfDoom, and it is now more violent and ''much'' more powerful. It gives the vibe that you're not hunting a monster, but rather a demon that crawled out of the pits of Hell. The musical score even changes to reflect this, as if to say, "You're not hunting anymore. You're struggling to survive."

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** Special mention goes to the Black Flying Wyvern. If you attempt the highest-difficulty version of its quest, you're in for a surprise; it gets a [[TurnsRed second phase]] where it suddenly takes off into the sky at incredible speeds, creating a ''whirlwind ''whirlwind'' and drops massive chunks of the tower on you'' you if you don't move. And when it comes back down, its red parts have become '''blazing inferno orange and are literally [[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]''', including two parts on its head which now resemble GlowingEyesOfDoom, and it is now more violent and ''much'' more powerful. It gives the vibe that you're not hunting a monster, but rather a demon that crawled out of the pits of Hell. The musical score even changes to reflect this, as if to say, "You're not hunting anymore. You're struggling to survive."



** Remember how hunters can overcome the virus and get a stat boost? In ''4 Ultimate'' monsters can do it as well! Referred to as the Apex state, this state gives the monster a ''massive'' power boost; NoSell elemental weaknesses; and have body parts that are NighInvulnerable; while still keeping the ability to spread the Frenzy Virus. Also there is no way to permanently keep them out of this state once they trigger it save for killing or capturing them. To make matters worse, one of the monsters that can possibly go into an Apex state is the above-mentioned Deviljho. Apex monsters also have their own ScareChord distinct from basic and Frenzied monsters, letting you know that you're being targeted by a monster who looks like they came right out of hell and now wants to splatter your guts all over the area.
** How is Apex status introduced? A cutscene shows an entire flock of Seregios--[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness otherwise]] very aggresive and territorial wyverns--fleeing from ''something''. That something, as it turns out, is an Apex Seregios, complete with GlowingEyesOfDoom and that aura that just screams walking death. Said Apex Seregios is introduced by having it toss a dead non-Apex Seregios aside. If just one Apex Seregios can make the rest bolt out of there ''en masse'', well...

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** Remember how hunters can overcome the virus and get a stat boost? In ''4 Ultimate'' monsters can do it as well! Referred to as the Apex state, this state gives the monster a ''massive'' power boost; NoSell elemental weaknesses; and have body parts that are NighInvulnerable; while still keeping the ability to spread the Frenzy Virus. Also there is no way to permanently keep them out of this state once they trigger it save for killing or capturing them. To make matters worse, one of the monsters that can possibly go into an Apex state is the above-mentioned Deviljho. Apex monsters also have their own ScareChord distinct from basic and Frenzied monsters, letting you know that you're being targeted by a monster who looks like they came right out of hell and now wants to splatter your guts all over the area.
** How is Apex status introduced? A cutscene shows an entire flock of Seregios--[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Seregios--an [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness otherwise]] very aggresive ''very'' aggressive and territorial wyverns--fleeing species--fleeing from ''something''. That something, as it turns out, is an Apex Seregios, complete with GlowingEyesOfDoom and that aura that just screams walking death. Said Apex Seregios is introduced by having it toss a dead non-Apex Seregios aside. If just one Apex Seregios can make the rest bolt out of there ''en masse'', well...



* Speaking of the Khezu, the fact that its roar sounds ''exactly'' like howling wind. So imagine you're a regular, non-hunter human, out trekking through the snowy mountains and you hear that. ...is it just harmless wind? Or a terrifying khezu that's going to stun you with its electricity and then gulp you down while you're still alive and aware? Oops, too late, it already has you!

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* Speaking of the Khezu, the fact that its roar sounds ''exactly'' like howling wind. So imagine you're a regular, non-hunter human, out trekking through the snowy mountains and you hear that. ...is it just harmless wind? Or a terrifying khezu Khezu that's going to stun paralyze you with its electricity and then gulp you down while you're still alive and aware? Oops, too late, it already has you!



* The Rajang looks like a cross between a gorilla and a minotaur, is one of the few non-Elder Dragon, non-BossOnlyLevel monsters to have a ''six-star'' threat rating alongside Deviljho, can knock back hunters with horrifying distance (we're talking halfway across the area, if not more depending on terrain), has a scream that just sounds so ''[[UncannyValley wrong]]'' when it fires its thunder beam attack, can lift up large chunks of earth to toss at you, and has a somersault dive attack that can mean sudden knockouts for unprepared hunters. In case you try to make it leave with a Dung Bomb, [[SuperPersistentPredator it]] [[NoSell won't]]. In ''4 Ultimate'', it's one of the monsters eligable for Apex status, and one of its new tricks as an Apex monster is lifting up a ''much'' larger chunk of land to hurl in your direction. Worst of all, it can pop in as an intruder on G-rank quests with unstable environments (see general Apex example above).

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* The Rajang looks like a cross between a gorilla and a minotaur, is one of the few non-Elder Dragon, non-BossOnlyLevel monsters to have a ''six-star'' threat rating alongside Deviljho, can knock back hunters with horrifying distance (we're talking halfway across the area, if not more depending on terrain), has a scream that just sounds so ''[[UncannyValley wrong]]'' when it fires its thunder beam attack, can lift up large chunks of earth to toss at you, and has a somersault dive attack that can mean sudden knockouts for unprepared hunters. In case you try to make it leave with a Dung Bomb, [[SuperPersistentPredator it]] [[NoSell won't]]. In ''4 Ultimate'', it's one of the monsters eligable eligible for Apex status, and one of its new tricks as an Apex monster is lifting up a ''much'' larger chunk of land to hurl in your direction. Worst of all, it can pop in as an intruder on G-rank quests with unstable environments (see general Apex example above).



* The Nakarkos. To start, it is found in the "Wyvern's End" map, which has you doing the biggest jump from base camp since the Sunken Hollow from ''4''. And then you see what the monster is: A massive two-tentacled EldritchAbomination that literally eats other big scary monsters and airships for breakfast, uses monster bones as armor and to harness those monsters' abilities, and lives in a massive pit full of bones every which way with a very eerie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43bEf612G0 theme track]]. A few of those monsters that the Nakarkos feasts on, by the way, [[TheWorfEffect include badasses like Brachydios and even the recently-introduced Glavenus]]. One of its attacks can cause a unique status that covers you in goo that seems harmless at first, until you roll and the goo causes you to be immobilized as the bones on the ground stick to you. Granted, hunters [[NotSoDifferent also kill monsters for a hobby and make weapons and armor out of them]], but at least the end result looks far more refined and less {{squick}}y.

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** [[PapaWolf Rathalos]] will do the same thing. Good luck if you're a on a quest with both of them!
* The Nakarkos. To start, it is found in the "Wyvern's End" map, map (which it turns out is a ''very'' appropriate name), which has you doing the biggest jump from base camp since the Sunken Hollow from ''4''. And then you see what the monster is: A massive two-tentacled tentacled EldritchAbomination that literally eats other big scary monsters and airships for breakfast, uses monster bones as armor and to harness those monsters' abilities, and lives in a massive pit full of bones every which way with a very eerie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43bEf612G0 theme track]]. A few of those monsters that the Nakarkos feasts on, by the way, [[TheWorfEffect include badasses like Brachydios and even the recently-introduced Glavenus]]. One of its attacks can cause a unique status that covers you in goo that seems harmless at first, until you roll and the goo causes you to be immobilized as the bones on the ground stick to you. Granted, hunters [[NotSoDifferent also kill monsters for a hobby and make weapons and armor out of them]], but at least the end result looks far more refined and less {{squick}}y.{{squick}}y.
** It's like Cthulu is playing with finger puppets made of the bones of fellow monsters.
18th Aug '16 5:23:33 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* [[TheDreaded The]] [[EldritchAbomination Nakarkos]]. To start, it is found in the "Wyvern's End" map, which has you doing the biggest jump from base camp since the Sunken Hollow from ''4''. And then you see what it is: A massive two-tentacled EldritchAbomination that literally eats other big scary monsters and airships for breakfast, uses their bones as armor and to harness those monsters' abilities, and lives in a massive pit full of bones every which way with a very eerie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43bEf612G0 theme track]]. A few of those monsters that the Nakarkos feasts on, by the way, [[TheWorfEffect include badasses like Brachydios and even the recently-introduced Glavenus]]. One of its attacks can cause a unique status that covers you in goo that seems harmless at first, until you roll and the goo causes you to be immobilized as the bones on the ground stick to you. Granted, hunters [[NotSoDifferent also kill monsters for a hobby and make weapons and armor out of them]], but at least the end result looks far more refined and less {{squick}}y.

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* [[TheDreaded The]] [[EldritchAbomination Nakarkos]].The Nakarkos. To start, it is found in the "Wyvern's End" map, which has you doing the biggest jump from base camp since the Sunken Hollow from ''4''. And then you see what it the monster is: A massive two-tentacled EldritchAbomination that literally eats other big scary monsters and airships for breakfast, uses their monster bones as armor and to harness those monsters' abilities, and lives in a massive pit full of bones every which way with a very eerie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43bEf612G0 theme track]]. A few of those monsters that the Nakarkos feasts on, by the way, [[TheWorfEffect include badasses like Brachydios and even the recently-introduced Glavenus]]. One of its attacks can cause a unique status that covers you in goo that seems harmless at first, until you roll and the goo causes you to be immobilized as the bones on the ground stick to you. Granted, hunters [[NotSoDifferent also kill monsters for a hobby and make weapons and armor out of them]], but at least the end result looks far more refined and less {{squick}}y.
17th Aug '16 11:38:40 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* [[TheDreaded The]] [[EldritchAbomination Nakarkos]]. To start, it is found in the "Wyvern's End" map, which has you doing the biggest jump from base camp since the Sunken Hollow from ''4''. And then you see what it is: A massive two-tentacled EldritchAbomination that literally eats other big scary monsters and airships for breakfast, uses their bones as armor and to harness those monsters' abilities, and lives in a massive pit full of bones every which way with a very eerie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43bEf612G0 theme track]]. One of its attacks can cause a unique status that covers you in goo that seems harmless at first, until you roll and the goo causes you to be immobilized as the bones on the ground stick to you. Granted, hunters [[NotSoDifferent also kill monsters for a hobby and make weapons and armor out of them]], but at least the end result looks far more refined and less {{squick}}y.

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* [[TheDreaded The]] [[EldritchAbomination Nakarkos]]. To start, it is found in the "Wyvern's End" map, which has you doing the biggest jump from base camp since the Sunken Hollow from ''4''. And then you see what it is: A massive two-tentacled EldritchAbomination that literally eats other big scary monsters and airships for breakfast, uses their bones as armor and to harness those monsters' abilities, and lives in a massive pit full of bones every which way with a very eerie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43bEf612G0 theme track]]. A few of those monsters that the Nakarkos feasts on, by the way, [[TheWorfEffect include badasses like Brachydios and even the recently-introduced Glavenus]]. One of its attacks can cause a unique status that covers you in goo that seems harmless at first, until you roll and the goo causes you to be immobilized as the bones on the ground stick to you. Granted, hunters [[NotSoDifferent also kill monsters for a hobby and make weapons and armor out of them]], but at least the end result looks far more refined and less {{squick}}y.
17th Aug '16 11:36:51 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* [[TheDreaded The]] [[EldritchAbomination Nakarkos]]. Everything about it. Right down to its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43bEf612G0 theme]].

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* [[TheDreaded The]] [[EldritchAbomination Nakarkos]]. Everything about it. Right down To start, it is found in the "Wyvern's End" map, which has you doing the biggest jump from base camp since the Sunken Hollow from ''4''. And then you see what it is: A massive two-tentacled EldritchAbomination that literally eats other big scary monsters and airships for breakfast, uses their bones as armor and to its harness those monsters' abilities, and lives in a massive pit full of bones every which way with a very eerie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43bEf612G0 theme]].theme track]]. One of its attacks can cause a unique status that covers you in goo that seems harmless at first, until you roll and the goo causes you to be immobilized as the bones on the ground stick to you. Granted, hunters [[NotSoDifferent also kill monsters for a hobby and make weapons and armor out of them]], but at least the end result looks far more refined and less {{squick}}y.
10th Aug '16 12:45:06 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Try grabbing a Wyvern Egg while a Rathian is present. She ''will'' know, and she will come over and [[MamaBear make you pay for hurting her children]].

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* Try grabbing a Wyvern Egg while a Rathian is present.present on the map. She ''will'' know, and she will come over and [[MamaBear make you pay for hurting her children]].
10th Aug '16 12:44:55 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Try grabbing a Wyvern Egg while a Rathian is present. She ''will'' know, and she will come over and [[MamaBear make you pay for hurting her children]].
4th Aug '16 4:49:23 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Many players hailing from the third gen games know how dangerous quests with unstable environments are, but ''4U'''s G-Rank takes it [[UpToEleven up a notch]]. In addition to randomly spawning Frenzied monsters, you will sometimes get a boss monster in a seemingly normal state. Then after fighting or fleeing from it for a while, it may unexpectedly faint and stumble to the ground...only to transform into an Apex monster. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Cue the running]]. Even worse, these Apex intruders can pop in as early as G1 quests (one of which is a [[WarmUpBoss Desert Seltas]] quest, just to amp up the crap-your-pants factor), and you won't be able to get Drive Wystones until you get to G2; until then, they're basically unstoppable destructive forces whose sudden appearances mean impending disaster.

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** Many players hailing from the third gen games know how dangerous quests with unstable environments are, but ''4U'''s G-Rank takes it [[UpToEleven up a notch]]. In addition to randomly spawning Frenzied monsters, you will sometimes get a boss monster in a seemingly normal state. Then after fighting or fleeing from it for a while, it may unexpectedly faint and stumble to the ground...only to transform into an Apex monster. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Cue the running]]. Even worse, these Apex intruders Not only can they pop in as early as G1 quests, but one of the first G1 quests (one of which they can show up in is a [[WarmUpBoss simple Desert Seltas]] Seltas quest, just to amp up the crap-your-pants factor), factor; you're just hacking up a WarmUpBoss when all of a sudden Apex ''Rajang'' shows up and starts punching you to death before you can get yourself together. You won't be able to get Drive Wystones until you get to G2; until then, they're basically unstoppable destructive forces whose sudden appearances mean impending disaster.
4th Aug '16 4:46:30 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Many players hailing from the third gen games know how dangerous quests with unstable environments are, but ''4U'''s G-Rank takes it [[UpToEleven up a notch]]. In addition to randomly spawning Frenzied monsters, you will sometimes get a boss monster in a seemingly normal state. Then after fighting or fleeing from it for a while, it may unexpectedly faint and stumble to the ground...only to transform into an Apex monster. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Cue the running]]. Even worse, these Apex intruders can pop in as early as G1 quests, and you won't be able to get Drive Wystones until you get to G2; until then, they're basically unstoppable destructive forces whose sudden appearances mean impending disaster.

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** Many players hailing from the third gen games know how dangerous quests with unstable environments are, but ''4U'''s G-Rank takes it [[UpToEleven up a notch]]. In addition to randomly spawning Frenzied monsters, you will sometimes get a boss monster in a seemingly normal state. Then after fighting or fleeing from it for a while, it may unexpectedly faint and stumble to the ground...only to transform into an Apex monster. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Cue the running]]. Even worse, these Apex intruders can pop in as early as G1 quests, quests (one of which is a [[WarmUpBoss Desert Seltas]] quest, just to amp up the crap-your-pants factor), and you won't be able to get Drive Wystones until you get to G2; until then, they're basically unstoppable destructive forces whose sudden appearances mean impending disaster.
4th Aug '16 4:44:27 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** How is Apex status introduced? A cutscene shows an entire flock of Seregios--[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness otherwise]] very aggresive and territorial wyverns--fleeing from ''something''. That something, as it turns out, is an Apex Seregios, complete with GlowingEyesOfDoom and that aura that just screams walking death. Said Apex Seregios is introduced by having it toss a dead non-Apex Seregios aside.

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** How is Apex status introduced? A cutscene shows an entire flock of Seregios--[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness otherwise]] very aggresive and territorial wyverns--fleeing from ''something''. That something, as it turns out, is an Apex Seregios, complete with GlowingEyesOfDoom and that aura that just screams walking death. Said Apex Seregios is introduced by having it toss a dead non-Apex Seregios aside. If just one Apex Seregios can make the rest bolt out of there ''en masse'', well...
4th Aug '16 4:43:28 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** How is Apex status introduced? A cutscene shows an entire flock of Seregios--[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness otherwise]] very aggresive and territorial wyverns--fleeing from ''something''. That something, as it turns out, is an Apex Seregios, complete with GlowingEyesOfDoom and that aura that just screams walking death. Said Apex Seregios is introduced by having it toss a dead non-Apex Seregios aside.
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