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** ''Q'' is portrayed as demanding human sacrifices, when the Aztek god was one of the few that didn't. They do get points, though, for pointing out that the Aztec Calender is cyclical. Which isn't surprising as the episode is obviously based on (if not totally ripped off of) the old monster movie of [[Film/QTheWingedSerpent the same name.]]

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** ''Q'' is portrayed as demanding human sacrifices, when the Aztek Aztec god was one of the few that didn't. They do get points, though, for pointing out that the Aztec Calender is cyclical. Which isn't surprising as the episode is obviously based on (if not totally ripped off of) the old monster movie of [[Film/QTheWingedSerpent the same name.]]



*** The "Yeti" episode perpetrates the common misconception of the yeti having white fur (the creature is reported to have reddish-brown fur).

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*** The "Yeti" episode perpetrates the common misconception of the yeti titular creature having white fur (the creature is reported to have reddish-brown fur).
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** The Thunderbird episode. However, the ''Megalania'' of ''Death Dragon'' is surprisingly well depicted if [[MisplacedWildlife in the wrong habitat]]. It helps that ''Megalania'' has a close relative living today (referenced above).

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** The Thunderbird episode. However, the ''Megalania'' Megalania of ''Death Dragon'' is surprisingly well depicted if [[MisplacedWildlife in the wrong habitat]]. It helps that ''Megalania'' Megalania has a close relative living today (referenced above).



** Also from ''Thunderbird'', the titular creature is shown behaving like a shrike (impaling its prey on branches). It is also presented as a living specimen of an azhdarchid, the pterosaur equivalent of ''storks''.



** the Reptilians in their respective episode

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** the The Reptilians in their respective episode



* {{Expy}}: Tim in ''Devil Dragon'' is an Expy of SteveIrwin, [[spoiler: which makes his death HarsherInHindsight for some, though these days he resembles Survivorman.]]

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* {{Expy}}: Tim in ''Devil Dragon'' is an Expy one of SteveIrwin, [[spoiler: which makes his death HarsherInHindsight for some, though these days he resembles Survivorman.]]



* GunsAreWorthless - Averted, While many of the victims are either too shocked to just shoot the monsters or are unarmed at the time, most of the creatures lack bullet immunity (with the exception of the blatantly supernatural creatures such as Q and the skinwalker). Even the supernatural Strigoi was harmed enough by gun fire to retreat for a brief moment.

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* GunsAreWorthless - GunsAreWorthless: Averted, While many of the victims are either too shocked to just shoot the monsters or are unarmed at the time, most of the creatures lack bullet immunity (with the exception of the blatantly supernatural creatures such as Q and the skinwalker).Skinwalker). Even the supernatural Strigoi was harmed enough by gun fire to retreat for a brief moment.



* TheJerseyDevil

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* TheJerseyDevilTheJerseyDevil: The focus of one episode.



* LaserGuidedKarma: ''Oklahoma Octopus'', ''Bigfoot''.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: ''Oklahoma Octopus'', ''Bigfoot''.Octopus'' and ''Bigfoot'' both contain an AssholeVictim.



** The {{Chupacabra}} is depicted as a canine creature, unlike the more exotic-alien like creature often reported further south than Texas and the United States.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent - Hellhound, Skin Walker, Jersey Devil. Each one has its own unrelated explanation, few of which are natural (if one is given at all). The Dover Demon, despite its name, is just not explained. Given how Weird it is, that makes perfect sense. A Strigoi is featured as well, and, unlike the first Vampire, it doesn't have a logical explanation, it's apparently supernatural.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent - The titular ''Death Dragon'' is basically a Komodo Dragon with the mass of a polar bear. Then there's Quetzalcoatl, who could be called dragon-like in appearance, but may be a bit more than that.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent - a murderous variant of a {{Poltergeist}} appears in season 3. No natural explanation provided.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent - In the first season, large, vampiric/semi-predatory bats are features with some ties to vampirism. In the second season, a true Vampire is seen--as a savage, nocturnal vaguely-humanoid predator that sleeps in an [[HauntedHouse old house]], [[spoiler: killed the way normally depicted, stabbed through the heart]]. A second species of Vampire, the Strigoi, is far more human in appearance...unless its shapeshifting into an animal form (it prefers a black dog) and is far more supernatural. The epilogue implied that after he jumps Mooney, she proceeds to kick his ass through the truck windshield. But what do you expect when a vampire jumps an ActionGirl these days?

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** The {{Chupacabra}} is depicted as a canine creature, unlike the more exotic-alien like creature often reported further south than Texas and the United States.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent - OurDemonsAreDifferent: Hellhound, Skin Walker, Skinwalker, and Jersey Devil. Each one has its own unrelated explanation, few of which are natural (if one is given at all). The Dover Demon, despite its name, is just not explained. Given how Weird it is, that makes perfect sense. A Strigoi is featured as well, and, unlike the first Vampire, it doesn't have a logical explanation, it's apparently supernatural.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent - OurDragonsAreDifferent: The titular ''Death Dragon'' is basically a Komodo Dragon with the mass of a polar bear. Then there's Quetzalcoatl, who could be called dragon-like in appearance, but may be a bit more than that.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent - OurGhostsAreDifferent: a murderous variant of a {{Poltergeist}} appears in season 3. No natural explanation provided.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent - OurVampiresAreDifferent: In the first season, large, vampiric/semi-predatory bats are features with some ties to vampirism. In the second season, a true Vampire vampire is seen--as a savage, nocturnal vaguely-humanoid predator that sleeps in an [[HauntedHouse old house]], [[spoiler: killed the way normally depicted, stabbed through the heart]]. A second species of Vampire, the Strigoi, is far more human in appearance...unless its shapeshifting into an animal form (it prefers a black dog) and is far more supernatural. The epilogue implied that after he jumps Mooney, she proceeds to kick his ass through the truck windshield. But what do you expect when a vampire jumps an ActionGirl these days?



* PrehistoricMonster: ''Monster of Monterey'' (Elasmosaur), ''Bear lake Monster'' (mosasaur-like animal), ''Devil Dragon'' (Megalania), ''Thunderbird'' (Quetzalcoatl/Pterosaurs) and ''White River Monster'' (Xiphactinus). ''Death Crawler'' has giant centipedes compared to ancient ones that grew to massive sizes as well (6+ft to the 3ft monsters featured).

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* PrehistoricMonster: ''Monster of Monterey'' (Elasmosaur), (elasmosaur), ''Bear lake Monster'' (mosasaur-like animal), ''Devil Dragon'' (Megalania), (''Varanus priscus'' aka Megalania), ''Thunderbird'' (Quetzalcoatl/Pterosaurs) (pterosaur) and ''White River Monster'' (Xiphactinus). (''Xiphactinus''). ''Death Crawler'' has giant centipedes compared to ancient ones that grew to massive sizes as well (6+ft (6-feet to the 3ft 3-feet monsters featured).



** [[spoiler: The Wendigo.]]
** [[spoiler: Skin Walker, too.]]
** [[spoiler:The Poltergeist is a particularly cruel one]].

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Wendigo.]]
** [[spoiler: Skin [[spoiler:Skin Walker, too.]]
** [[spoiler:The Poltergeist is a particularly cruel one]].one.]]
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The flimsy justification given for rapid shape shifting of the Werewolf, a cursory situation of amphibian/insect metamorphosis and the minor changes of the Mandrill.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: ArtisticLicenseBiology:
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The flimsy justification given for rapid shape shifting of the Werewolf, a cursory situation of amphibian/insect metamorphosis and the minor changes of the Mandrill.



** During ''Thunderbird'', mention is made of pterosaurs, "giant birds of prey that lived 115 million years ago". Pterosaurs are not birds.
*** More of a missed opportunity, but why reference pterosaurs at all, when ''Argentavis magnificens'' (aka the Giant Teratorn) was an actual '''bird''', with a wingspan of about seven meters, that lived just 6 million years ago?

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** During ''Thunderbird'', mention is made of pterosaurs, "giant birds of prey that lived 115 million years ago". Pterosaurs are not birds.
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birds. More of a missed opportunity, but why reference pterosaurs at all, when ''Argentavis magnificens'' (aka the Giant Teratorn) was an actual '''bird''', with a wingspan of about seven meters, that lived just 6 million years ago?



* BadassNormal: Conner and Mooney they've got nothing really special but training and Connor fought off a vampire with nothing but a pointed piece of wood. What makes it truly badass is the Strigoi ran away ''from Connor'' when it had been shown to easily overpower other adult males.

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* BadassNormal: BadassNormal:
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Conner and Mooney they've got nothing really special but training and Connor fought off a vampire with nothing but a pointed piece of wood. What makes it truly badass is the Strigoi ran away ''from Connor'' when it had been shown to easily overpower other adult males.



* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti - Bigfoot, the Honey Island Swamp Monster AKA "Swamp Creature" (who is depicted as [[LizardFolk semi-reptilian]]), and the Fouke Monster AKA "Southern Sasquatch", who has the personality of a Grizzly Bear. There's also the Yeti, who is just as bloodthirsty as the Sasquatch. The Devil Monkeys may qualify.
* BigCreepyCrawlies - ''Deathcrawler'' and ''Alien'' both feature arthropodal organisms. The first is a 3 foot long centipede, while the other is a [[spoiler:wasp-like organism]] about the size of a softball. Also, "Death Worm", showcasing the Mongolion Death Worm.
* BigBudgetBeefUp - The Second series appears to be this, with a greater reliance on practical effects and more visible 'hidden' creatures. Sometimes, the monsters have a full 2 minutes of screen time, over the 10-seconds of the previous season.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst - [[spoiler:Mexican Survey team in ''Death Crawler'', in this case, get bitten to death by 3ft centipedes. Subverted in ''Alien'' but...see below.]]

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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti - BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Bigfoot, the Honey Island Swamp Monster AKA "Swamp Creature" (who is depicted as [[LizardFolk semi-reptilian]]), and the Fouke Monster AKA "Southern Sasquatch", who has the personality of a Grizzly Bear. There's also the Yeti, who is just as bloodthirsty as the Sasquatch. The Devil Monkeys may qualify.
* BigCreepyCrawlies - BigCreepyCrawlies: ''Deathcrawler'' and ''Alien'' both feature arthropodal organisms. The first is a 3 foot long centipede, while the other is a [[spoiler:wasp-like organism]] about the size of a softball. Also, "Death Worm", showcasing the Mongolion Death Worm.
* BigBudgetBeefUp - BigBudgetBeefUp: The Second series appears to be this, with a greater reliance on practical effects and more visible 'hidden' creatures. Sometimes, the monsters have a full 2 minutes of screen time, over the 10-seconds of the previous season.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst - BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:Mexican Survey team in ''Death Crawler'', in this case, get bitten to death by 3ft centipedes. Subverted in ''Alien'' but...see below.]]



* CatchPhrase - Narrator: "[[OnceAnEpisode Do They Live Among Us?]]"
* ConspicuousCG - Monterey Monster, Chupacabra and Megaconda are the worst offenders. The only image we get of the Chupacabra is through an Infrared Camera. Quetzalcoatl has the benifit of Night Vision to hide its budgetary problems.

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* CatchPhrase - CatchPhrase: Narrator: "[[OnceAnEpisode Do They Live Among Us?]]"
* ConspicuousCG - ConspicuousCG: Monterey Monster, Chupacabra and Megaconda are the worst offenders. The only image we get of the Chupacabra is through an Infrared Camera. Quetzalcoatl has the benifit of Night Vision to hide its budgetary problems.



* ChestBurster- How the alien emerges in its episode.
* {{Chupacabra}} - Featured Creature--it is the Southwestern version of the creature opposed to the more bizarre South American and Caribbean version.

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* ChestBurster- ChestBurster: How the alien emerges in its episode.
* {{Chupacabra}} - {{Chupacabra}}: Featured Creature--it is the Southwestern version of the creature opposed to the more bizarre South American and Caribbean version.



* DoingInTheWizard - Most of the monsters have naturalistic explanations that work up to a point. Except when noted below.

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* DoingInTheWizard - DoingInTheWizard: Most of the monsters have naturalistic explanations that work up to a point. Except when noted below.



* DownerEnding / GainaxEnding: Gainax Ending... if you're ''lucky''.
** ''Skinwalker'' is the most optimistic ending. No one hurt, cute baby lamb saved, son goes to college, and changes major to study Native American mythology.



* EvilPoacher - Featured in two episodes, none live to see the end.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everything's WORSE with Monkeys]] - In the case of the ''Devil Monkey'', who seem to prefer tearing into soft/vital spots.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods - The ''Oklahoma Octopus'' and ''Kraken'' are both evil examples.

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* EvilPoacher - EvilPoacher: Featured in two episodes, none live to see the end.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everything's WORSE with Monkeys]] - In EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Not in the case of the ''Devil Monkey'', who seem to prefer tearing into soft/vital spots.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods - EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: The ''Oklahoma Octopus'' and ''Kraken'' are both evil examples.



* GainaxEnding: ...if you're ''lucky''. ''Skinwalker'' is the most optimistic ending. No one hurt, cute baby lamb saved, son goes to college, and changes major to study Native American mythology.



* GenreSavvy - the lead diver in "Kraken" repeatedly tells the film crew in tense situations to "Put the camera down" and help save crewmen from the monster. Of course, he insists on sending people down to retrieve the people already attacked. Twice. HonorBeforeReason or IdiotBall. You decide.

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* GenreSavvy - the GenreSavvy:
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lead diver in "Kraken" repeatedly tells the film crew in tense situations to "Put the camera down" and help save crewmen from the monster. Of course, he insists on sending people down to retrieve the people already attacked. Twice. HonorBeforeReason or IdiotBall. You decide.



* GiantFlyer - The Death Raptor (Owlman), Mothman (proposed to be one-and-the-same), the "Cave Demons" (Giant Bats, implicit [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]]), Thunderbird (Implicit [[StockDinosaurs Pterosaur]]) and Jersey Devil. Quetzalcoatl is also able to fly.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom - Chupacabra, Mothman, HellHound, Dover Demon--usually a variety of natural eyeshine found in most nocturnal/twilight active animals.
* GovernmentConspiracy: Some of the cryptid encounters are, in the epilogue, revealed to have been covered up by the government of the nation involved. ''Alien'' is the most clear as [[spoiler: all records of the even where taken by the government]]. ''Zombie'' may feature one [[spoiler: after the two survivors escape, the city destroys the building and never files a report on the event.]]

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* GiantFlyer - GiantFlyer: The Death Raptor (Owlman), Mothman (proposed to be one-and-the-same), the "Cave Demons" (Giant Bats, implicit [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]]), Thunderbird (Implicit [[StockDinosaurs Pterosaur]]) and Jersey Devil. Quetzalcoatl is also able to fly.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom - GlowingEyesOfDoom: Chupacabra, Mothman, HellHound, Dover Demon--usually a variety of natural eyeshine found in most nocturnal/twilight active animals.
* GovernmentConspiracy: GovernmentConspiracy:
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Some of the cryptid encounters are, in the epilogue, revealed to have been covered up by the government of the nation involved. ''Alien'' is the most clear as [[spoiler: all records of the even where taken by the government]]. ''Zombie'' may feature one [[spoiler: after the two survivors escape, the city destroys the building and never files a report on the event.]]



* HellHound - Focus of one episode.
* HeroicSacrifice - [[spoiler: ''Death Raptor'' climaxes with the elderly Hazel calmly walking out and letting herself be killed instead of the Owlmans's original target, a little girl. She also believed the thing followed her there from England, so she felt responsible for it.]]

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* HellHound - HellHound: Focus of one episode.
* HeroicSacrifice - HeroicSacrifice:
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[[spoiler: ''Death Raptor'' climaxes with the elderly Hazel calmly walking out and letting herself be killed instead of the Owlmans's Owlman's original target, a little girl. She also believed the thing followed her there from England, so she felt responsible for it.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard - A [[EvilPoacher Poacher/Stalker]] is stuffed into one of his own traps [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome courtesy of Bigfoot]].
* HordeOfAlienLocusts - ''Alien'' is implied to be doing this at the end.
* HumanoidAbomination: With ape-men being the exception, almost any human-like cryptid is like this in some way, shape or form. The Owlman and Mothman are the most notable examples.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard - HoistByHisOwnPetard: A [[EvilPoacher Poacher/Stalker]] is stuffed into one of his own traps [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome courtesy of Bigfoot]].
* HordeOfAlienLocusts - HordeOfAlienLocusts: ''Alien'' is implied to be doing this at the end.
* HumanoidAbomination: HumanoidAbomination:
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With ape-men being the exception, almost any human-like cryptid is like this in some way, shape or form. The Owlman and Mothman are the most notable examples.



* InfantImmortality - They won't be killed, but they sure as hell are getting traumatized by the experience. The vampire at least tried to avert this by going for the child first, even if it ultimately failed.
* IntrepidReporter - Several, though the early ones were documentarians. They usually don't make it through with their [[GoingForTheBigScoop story]] or lives intact.
* ImAHumanitarian - Lots of these monsters seem to think humans are tasty. [[spoiler: The Wendigo is a human who's got this idea.]]

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* InfantImmortality - InfantImmortality: They won't be killed, but they sure as hell are getting traumatized by the experience. The vampire at least tried to avert this by going for the child first, even if it ultimately failed.
* IntrepidReporter - IntrepidReporter: Several, though the early ones were documentarians. They usually don't make it through with their [[GoingForTheBigScoop story]] or lives intact.
* ImAHumanitarian - ImAHumanitarian: Lots of these monsters seem to think humans are tasty. [[spoiler: The Wendigo is a human who's got this idea.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Tylor Shuman, in Oklahoma Octopus. He insists on playing pranks faking drowning that nobody thinks is funny, then when he gets called out on his crap he [[PsychopathicManchild throws a fit]] and steals the canoe to leave his friends stranded out in the middle of the lake all night. It would almost be a KarmicDeath when the titular monster drags him to his death... except it basically means he ''helps it'' eat Bruce Delroy and Ruthie Simple as well.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Tylor Shuman, in Oklahoma Octopus. He insists on playing pranks faking drowning that nobody thinks is funny, then when he gets called out on his crap he [[PsychopathicManchild throws a fit]] and steals the canoe to leave his friends stranded out in the middle of the lake all night. It would almost be a KarmicDeath when the titular monster drags him to his death... except it basically means he ''helps it'' eat Bruce Delroy and Ruthie Simple as well.



* KillEmAll - Despite the series' name, this is actually {{Subverted}}...most of the time. Many episodes end with at least one survivor, and at least one has all the [[NominalImportance viewpoint characters]] survive, and in one case, the Cryptid saved the point-of-view character. Season 3 seems to be doing more of this, as so far, only four survivors so far the entire season, and two of those were sole survivors, the other two were [[BadassNormal Connor]] and [[ActionGirl Mooney]]...three times.

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* KillEmAll - KillEmAll: Despite the series' name, this is actually {{Subverted}}...most of the time. Many episodes end with at least one survivor, and at least one has all the [[NominalImportance viewpoint characters]] survive, and in one case, the Cryptid saved the point-of-view character. Season 3 seems to be doing more of this, as so far, only four survivors so far the entire season, and two of those were sole survivors, the other two were [[BadassNormal Connor]] and [[ActionGirl Mooney]]...three times.



* LaserGuidedKarma - ''Oklahoma Octopus'', ''Bigfoot''.

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* LaserGuidedKarma - LaserGuidedKarma: ''Oklahoma Octopus'', ''Bigfoot''.



* LizardFolk - Lizardmen and the Swamp Monster are reptilian (even if the later is covered in [[YouFailBiologyForever hair]]).
* MonsterIsAMommy - ''Swamp Monster'' and ''White River Monster''. MamaBear applies in both instances, even though the later is a ''[[spoiler:fish]]''.
* MamaBear - The above, plus the odd human who, in one instance--drives off a monster with a two by four to save her kids--''while pregnant''.

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* LizardFolk - LizardFolk: Lizardmen and the Swamp Monster are reptilian (even if the later is covered in [[YouFailBiologyForever hair]]).
* MonsterIsAMommy - MonsterIsAMommy: ''Swamp Monster'' and ''White River Monster''. MamaBear applies in both instances, even though the later is a ''[[spoiler:fish]]''.
* MamaBear - MamaBear: The above, plus the odd human who, in one instance--drives off a monster with a two by four to save her kids--''while pregnant''.



* OnlySaneMan: Ernest Tybee in ''Devil Monkey'' as he is GenreSavvy enough to not leave a local legend completely out of the equation and at least tries to hold the creature off (and would've succeeded if he hadn't turned round), instead of simply doing nothing, like the ATF agents.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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Ernest Tybee in ''Devil Monkey'' as he is GenreSavvy enough to not leave a local legend completely out of the equation and at least tries to hold the creature off (and would've succeeded if he hadn't turned round), instead of simply doing nothing, like the ATF agents.



* OurMonstersAreDifferent - Sometimes they link them to animal facts to make them seem more plausible. Other times, they imply supernatural agents and give up legitimizing them.



** OurDemonsAreDifferent - Hellhound, Skin Walker, Jersey Devil. Each one has its own unrelated explanation, few of which are natural (if one is given at all). The Dover Demon, despite its name, is just not explained. Given how Weird it is, that makes perfect sense. A Strigoi is featured as well, and, unlike the first Vampire, it doesn't have a logical explanation, it's apparently supernatural.
** OurDragonsAreDifferent - The titular ''Death Dragon'' is basically a Komodo Dragon with the mass of a polar bear. Then there's Quetzalcoatl, who could be called dragon-like in appearance, but may be a bit more than that.
** OurGhostsAreDifferent - a murderous variant of a {{Poltergeist}} appears in season 3. No natural explanation provided.
** OurVampiresAreDifferent - In the first season, large, vampiric/semi-predatory bats are features with some ties to vampirism. In the second season, a true Vampire is seen--as a savage, nocturnal vaguely-humanoid predator that sleeps in an [[HauntedHouse old house]], [[spoiler: killed the way normally depicted, stabbed through the heart]]. A second species of Vampire, the Strigoi, is far more human in appearance...unless its shapeshifting into an animal form (it prefers a black dog) and is far more supernatural. The epilogue implied that after he jumps Mooney, she proceeds to kick his ass through the truck windshield. But what do you expect when a vampire jumps an ActionGirl these days?
** OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: One episode devotes it to the SkinWalker, which is accurate to the legend. In The Beast of Brey Road episode a "dog man" clings to a more classic visual design. The ''actual'' Werewolf, however, is much closer to the original legends, being a human who turns into a beast when the full moon is out (even when the moon isn't visible to them).
** OurZombiesAreDifferent: A combination of types. Created by Voodoo toxins (Type V), Flesh eaters (Type F) with a slow gait and NASTY lunge, they are also Type P (implied to be the Parasite subtype) that acts pretty quickly for an infection. The episode gains bonus points for having the writer of ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' on as a guest commentator. But it loses points for shamelessly conflating traditional vodun ''zombi'' beliefs with Romero-style shambling cadavers, in a way that implies the former ''also'' portray them as contagious flesh-eaters. ArtisticLicenseReligion or RuleOfScary or Both?

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** * OurDemonsAreDifferent - Hellhound, Skin Walker, Jersey Devil. Each one has its own unrelated explanation, few of which are natural (if one is given at all). The Dover Demon, despite its name, is just not explained. Given how Weird it is, that makes perfect sense. A Strigoi is featured as well, and, unlike the first Vampire, it doesn't have a logical explanation, it's apparently supernatural.
** * OurDragonsAreDifferent - The titular ''Death Dragon'' is basically a Komodo Dragon with the mass of a polar bear. Then there's Quetzalcoatl, who could be called dragon-like in appearance, but may be a bit more than that.
** * OurGhostsAreDifferent - a murderous variant of a {{Poltergeist}} appears in season 3. No natural explanation provided.
** * OurVampiresAreDifferent - In the first season, large, vampiric/semi-predatory bats are features with some ties to vampirism. In the second season, a true Vampire is seen--as a savage, nocturnal vaguely-humanoid predator that sleeps in an [[HauntedHouse old house]], [[spoiler: killed the way normally depicted, stabbed through the heart]]. A second species of Vampire, the Strigoi, is far more human in appearance...unless its shapeshifting into an animal form (it prefers a black dog) and is far more supernatural. The epilogue implied that after he jumps Mooney, she proceeds to kick his ass through the truck windshield. But what do you expect when a vampire jumps an ActionGirl these days?
** * OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: One episode devotes it to the SkinWalker, which is accurate to the legend. In The Beast of Brey Road episode a "dog man" clings to a more classic visual design. The ''actual'' Werewolf, however, is much closer to the original legends, being a human who turns into a beast when the full moon is out (even when the moon isn't visible to them).
** * OurZombiesAreDifferent: A combination of types. Created by Voodoo toxins (Type V), Flesh eaters (Type F) with a slow gait and NASTY lunge, they are also Type P (implied to be the Parasite subtype) that acts pretty quickly for an infection. The episode gains bonus points for having the writer of ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' on as a guest commentator. But it loses points for shamelessly conflating traditional vodun ''zombi'' beliefs with Romero-style shambling cadavers, in a way that implies the former ''also'' portray them as contagious flesh-eaters. ArtisticLicenseReligion or RuleOfScary or Both?



* SadlyMythtaken: ''Q'' is portrayed as demanding human sacrifices, when the Aztek god was one of the few that didn't. They do get points, though, for pointing out that the Aztec Calender is cyclical.
** Which isn't surprising as the episode is obviously based on (if not totally ripped off of) the old monster movie of [[Film/QTheWingedSerpent the same name.]]

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* SadlyMythtaken: SadlyMythtaken:
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''Q'' is portrayed as demanding human sacrifices, when the Aztek god was one of the few that didn't. They do get points, though, for pointing out that the Aztec Calender is cyclical.
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cyclical. Which isn't surprising as the episode is obviously based on (if not totally ripped off of) the old monster movie of [[Film/QTheWingedSerpent the same name.]]



*** The Dover Demon is portrayed killing its human witnesses, despite all eyewitness reports claiming it fled from them.
*** The "Yeti" episode perpetrates the common misconception of the yeti having white fur (the creature is reported to have reddish-brown fur).



* {{Shapeshifting}} - The Skin Walker. The Werewolf has a VERY mild version of this.[[spoiler: Matt transforms slightly when he finally becomes a Wendigo. Though he looks human, those teeth do not.]] The Strigoi is able to transform into various animals, it prefers a black dog.

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* {{Shapeshifting}} - {{Shapeshifting}}:
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The Skin Walker. Walker.
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The Werewolf has a VERY mild version of this.this.
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[[spoiler: Matt transforms slightly when he finally becomes a Wendigo. Though he looks human, those teeth do not.]] ]]
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The Strigoi is able to transform into various animals, it prefers a black dog.



* SeaMonster - Several different kinds.

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* SeaMonster - SeaMonster: Several different kinds.



* SuperPersistentPredator - ''Southern Sasquatch'', ''Death Raptor'' (Owlman), ''Oklahoma Octopus'', ''Jersey Devil'' Justified in ''Devil Dragon'' since that is how [[RealLife Komodo Dragons hunt]]. Also justified in ''Kraken'' as it knew there were more tasty treats on the boat and it was big enough to eat multiple people and still be hungry for more.

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* SuperPersistentPredator - SuperPersistentPredator:
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''Southern Sasquatch'', ''Death Raptor'' (Owlman), ''Oklahoma Octopus'', ''Jersey Devil'' Sasquatch''.
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Justified in ''Devil Dragon'' since that is how [[RealLife [[ShownTheirWork Komodo Dragons hunt]]. Also justified in ''Kraken'' as it knew there were more tasty treats on the boat and it was big enough to eat multiple people and still be hungry for more.



** The Jersey Devil is clearly a solitary creature, with the abandoned house being the center of its territory. It tried to chase the humans out, but they ran right into its house. After it tried entering the house to smoke them out, it was driven away by the [[BadassNormal pregnant mom]], only increasing its rage. Additionally, it can fly. If it really wanted to kill them, it would have flown after their car. Instead it just watches them leave, implying that they've passed the border of its territory and it no longer sees them as a problem.
*** Given the BackStory of the Jersey Devil, pregnant women may be its BerserkButton.

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** The Jersey Devil is clearly a solitary creature, with the abandoned house being the center of its territory. It tried to chase the humans out, but they ran right into its house. After it tried entering the house to smoke them out, it was driven away by the [[BadassNormal pregnant mom]], only increasing its rage. Additionally, it can fly. If it really wanted to kill them, it would have flown after their car. Instead it just watches them leave, implying that they've passed the border of its territory and it no longer sees them as a problem.
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problem. Given the BackStory of the Jersey Devil, pregnant women may be its BerserkButton.



* TooDumbToLive - About 80% of the victims literally fall under this category. Two of the most shameful are the ATF agents in "Devil Monkey". Not only do they ignore strange animal calls and ''mangled human bodies'', they go out ''unarmed'' and, obviously, end up killed by the titular creatures. The Sheriff has this to a lesser extent as, instead of blasting the damn thing with a shotgun, he turns around to tell the reporter to flee and then gets jumped. However he has some sanity points, as he is Genre Savvy enough to not leave a local legend ''completely'' out of the equation and at least tries to hold the creature off.

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* TooDumbToLive - TooDumbToLive:
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About 80% of the victims literally fall under this category. Two of the most shameful are the ATF agents in "Devil Monkey". Not only do they ignore strange animal calls and ''mangled human bodies'', they go out ''unarmed'' and, obviously, end up killed by the titular creatures. The Sheriff has this to a lesser extent as, instead of blasting the damn thing with a shotgun, he turns around to tell the reporter to flee and then gets jumped. However he has some sanity points, as he is Genre Savvy enough to not leave a local legend ''completely'' out of the equation and at least tries to hold the creature off.



* UrbanLegend - The source for most of the monsters.
* VoiceChangeling - [[spoiler: The Wendigo.]]

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* UrbanLegend - UrbanLegend: The source for most of the monsters.
* VoiceChangeling - VoiceChangeling:
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[[spoiler: The Wendigo.]]



* WeirdnessMagnet - [[spoiler: Our intrepid Enigma Corporation employees just can't catch a break. First they fight zombies in New Orleans, then they encounter a strigoi and then an Aztec god. [[TemptingFate Can't get much worse than that, can it]]?]]
** Justified, [[spoiler: the Enigma Corporation specializes in investigating the unexplained, naturally they're [[WeirdnessMagnet Weirdness Magnets]].]]
*** [[spoiler: Doesn't that make them into the weirdness ''magnetized'' since they are the ones going out and looking for these things?]]
* {{Wendigo}} - [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan is or ''was'' a Man, once]].]]

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* WeirdnessMagnet - WeirdnessMagnet" [[spoiler: Our intrepid Enigma Corporation employees just can't catch a break. First they fight zombies in New Orleans, then they encounter a strigoi and then an Aztec god. [[TemptingFate Can't get much worse than that, can it]]?]]
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it]]?]] Justified, [[spoiler: the Enigma Corporation specializes in investigating the unexplained, naturally they're [[WeirdnessMagnet Weirdness Magnets]].]]
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Magnets]]. Doesn't that make them into the weirdness ''magnetized'' since they are the ones going out and looking for these things?]]
* {{Wendigo}} - {{Wendigo}}: [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan is or ''was'' a Man, once]].]]



* WhoYouGonnaCall - The Enigma Corporation.

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* WhoYouGonnaCall - WhoYouGonnaCall: The Enigma Corporation.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness - [[spoiler: Q does this to his would be cult. Once he has the needed sacrifices, he kills them all.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness - YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Q does this to his would be cult. Once he has the needed sacrifices, he kills them all.]]
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* NegativeContinuity: The first two seasons never showed true continuity. The Third season averts this, introducing the Enigma Corporation, which reappears at least three times throughout the season.

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* NegativeContinuity: The first two seasons never showed true continuity. The Third season averts this, introducing the Enigma Corporation, which reappears at least three times throughout the season.season. Every episode is more of less self-contained in any case, and even the Enigma Corporation episodes never refer to the events of the others they appear in.
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* StalkerWithoutACrush: Bigfoot in the episode of the same name is a benign example toward the human woman he developed an attachment towards. The Owlman is a ''[[AxCrazy less]]'' benign example.
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* HarmfulToMinors: It's strongly implied that the little girl in ''Chupacabra'' witnessed her parents being killed by the titular monster.
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* DudeNotFunny: In "Oklahoma Octopus", nobody is amused by Tyler's fake drowning pranks.
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* Barrier-BustingBlow: Happens in "Vampire"

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* Barrier-BustingBlow: BarrierBustingBlow: Happens in "Vampire"
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* Barrier-BustingBlow: Happens in "Vampire"
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** [[spoiler: Nora Callarman]] from ''Hell Hound''. The epilogue notes that no record of her enrollment at the university (or her existence) was ever found and so her true identity was a mystery. For what it's worth, TheOtherWiki claims that she might be [[spoiler: a ghost]].

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** [[spoiler: Nora Callarman]] from ''Hell Hound''. The epilogue notes that no record of her enrollment at the university (or her existence) was ever found and so her true identity was a mystery. For what it's worth, TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki claims that she might be [[spoiler: a ghost]].
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