Created By: LOAD on April 14, 2011 Last Edited By: Agares on June 13, 2014
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Monsters Vs Monsters

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A huge sea dragon is about to destroy the kingdom. But what's this? The dragon that has been raised since it was an egg has come to save the day...

This trope is when monsters, dragons, demons, gods, etc fight each other, usually in an epic battle.

Subtrope of Cool vs. Awesome. Compare Monster Mash.


Examples:

Film

  • Gamera Vs Viras (AKA Destroy All Planets). The giant flying turtle Gamera fights a giant squid-like creature to protect the Earth from an alien invasion.
  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991). The two title monsters have a battle in Tokyo which ends with Godzilla blasting off King Ghidorah's middle head.
  • War of the Gargantuas. The brown gargantua is a good guy who likes and protects humans. The green gargantua is violent, savage and eats people. They are brothers who were raised separately.

Video Games
Community Feedback Replies: 34
  • April 14, 2011
    dontcallmewave
  • April 14, 2011
    LOAD
    Maybe I described it wrong. This isn't so much about the rescue as much as it's about the fight. My example was bad. It could just be two dragons fighting over territory or something.
  • April 14, 2011
    Ekuran
    ^^Besides, Always A Bigger Fish is about a threat being taken out by a larger one. So... we kind of need this trope.
  • April 15, 2011
    Earnest
    See also Monster Mash. May involve a Godzilla Threshold being crossed. Fur Against Fang would be a subtrope.

    • In both versions of Clash Of The Titans, the solution to the attack of the Kraken is to get another titan to "fight" it, in this case Medusa.
  • April 16, 2011
    Arivne
    Film
    • The War of the Gargantuas. The brown gargantua is a good guy who likes and protects humans. The green gargantua is violent, savage and eats people. They are brothers who were raised separately.
    • Destroy All Planets (AKA Gamera vs. Viras). The giant flying turtle Gamera fights a giant squid-like creature to protect the Earth from an alien invasion.
  • April 25, 2011
    LordAaronus
    Monsters Vs Aliens was all about this.
  • April 25, 2011
    LeeM
    One of Terry Gilliam's Monty Python animations was about an invasion of killer cars that were defeated by atomically-mutated giant cats. Unfortunately the cats then ate the city.
  • April 25, 2011
    terrafox
    Percy Jackson & The Olympians had the title character racing to return Zeus' Lightning Bolt in order to prevent a Gods vs Gods war.
  • October 8, 2011
    LOAD
    Bump
  • October 8, 2011
    69BookWorM69
    Sounds like the obvious premise behind some derivative old horror flicks, like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). Shades of Sequelitis, Type IV.
  • October 9, 2011
    Ryuuma
    When Dragon Riders of opposite factions clash, this is frequently the result.

  • October 9, 2011
    Bisected8
    • In the final battle of Eternal Darkness you summon an Ancient to fight the one that's been serving as the Big Bad and been summoned by The Dragon (although you banish it afterwards to avoid the same problem you prevented. In the true ending it's revealed that the fourth ancient Mantorok did this three times over and merged the timelines so all three ancients killed each other...

    This would be a subtrope of Living Weapon (specifically Type I).
  • October 9, 2011
    Earnest
    See also Monster Mash.
  • May 27, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    Video Games
  • May 27, 2013
    UltramarineAlizarin
    ^ And prior to that, the two King Of The Monsters games.
  • June 5, 2013
    Melkior
    What was the movie named? Aliens vs Predators? Something like that.
  • June 5, 2013
    StarSword
  • June 10, 2013
    Chabal2
    • Warhammer 40 K: most of the long-term gambits rely on this. The most famous is Kryptmann's Gambit, where an Inquisitor sacrificed numerous worlds to bait a Tyranid hive fleet (a Planet Eater Horde Of Alien Locusts trillions strong) to an Ork empire (Omnicidal Maniacs billions strong, engineered solely for war). As Tyranids regain strength by feeding on the biomatter of both their dead and the enemy's, and dead orks release spores that grow into more orks, the whole thing is a Forever War that has preserved a part of the Imperium. The downside is that should one side lose, the other will be a superpowerful force for destruction.
      • The Eldar often arrange for their foes to attack each other, as do the more intelligent servants of Chaos. The best indication that an Eldar plan has completely failed is that they stop hiding and participate openly.
  • June 10, 2013
    VictorCharlie
    In Freddy vs. Jason, several of the characters help Jason so he can kill Freddy once and for all.
  • June 10, 2013
    Chernoskill
    There's also the Direct to DVD movie Monster Brawl about a wrestling-sort-of tournament that features a bunch of classic monsters like the Mummy, Cyclops, Vampire/Dracula, and others.

    Do both monsters have to be evil or at least not sided with the Good Guys, though?
  • June 15, 2013
    LOAD
    ^ No. Just need to be able to be called a monster. So a good dragon battling an evil dragon would count.
  • June 15, 2013
    randomsurfer
    Would a giant stone statue running amok qualify as a "monster"?
  • June 16, 2013
    LOAD
    I would think so.
  • June 16, 2013
    Arivne
    Film
    • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991). The two title monsters have a battle in Tokyo which ends with Godzilla blasting off King Ghidorah's middle head.

    There are a lot more Godzilla movies like this.
  • June 16, 2013
    randomsurfer
    In an episode of South Park David Blaine makes the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC come alive and it starts terrorizing the city. The Super Best Friends, a Super Friends-like conglomeration of the founders of many faiths (Jesus, Buddah, Muhammad, etc.) construct a giant stone John Wilkes Booth, which shoots the giant stone Lincoln in the back of the head, thus ending the threat.
  • June 16, 2013
    luvaddict77
    In the webcomic Mega Tokyo, Magical Girl Yuki steals a Rent-a-Zilla (basically a Godzilla-like monster) to help fight a horde of zombies. This backfires when the Zilla gets bitten and turned into a zombie.
  • July 8, 2013
    MetaFour
    That description of Clash of the Titans isn't correct. They don't get Medusa to fight the Kraken; they kill Medusa and use her decapitated head to turn the Kraken to stone.
  • July 9, 2013
    DAN004
    Would Darkstalkers count? It's a mishmash of many horror figures such as vampires, werewolves, mummies, zombies and many more!
  • October 12, 2013
    Snicka
    • King Kong: The titular giant gorilla battles at least one reptilian creature (dinosaur or snake) in every film version.
  • October 12, 2013
    DAN004
    Cuz this is Up For Grabs then I'll add my own example. :P
  • October 14, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    Linked the three film examples to their respective pages (for some reason they were linked to That Other Wiki even though we have pages for all of them?).

    EDIT: I pulled a hat from this by the way. With the current description the draft isn't ready to launch.
  • January 3, 2014
    Snicka
    There's another YKTTW going on called Behemoth Battle, which is essentially the same as this. I propose a merge.
  • January 3, 2014
    kjnoren
    Behemoth Battle sponsor here. I've already mined this for examples earlier, and this one is sponsor-less, so easiest to let this stagnate for awhile and add those that fit to Behemoth Battle.

    Anyway, we don't have a system for merging YKTT Ws, so not much to do here unless someone wants to pick it up and tweak the concept.
  • June 13, 2014
    DAN004
    Behemoth Battle is already launched. Discard this plz.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=y773vklzznpsj6v8i1djq1ex&trope=DiscardedYKTTW