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Most {{Mooks}} exist solely to [[WhatMeasureIsAMook die en masse]] at the hero's hands, some become famous in the process.

The MascotMook is a spotlight stealer compared to the rest of a game's bestiary, combining the ubiquity of the {{Mook}} with the iconic appeal of the {{Mascot}}, becoming their very own symbol or icon of the series in the process.

What makes a Mascot Mook so memorable? Perhaps there's a [[AdorableEvilMinions certain]] [[KillerRabbit charm]] about this creature's design, maybe its FunSize, which prompts a smile across the player's face every time one of these pops up -- despite how often they ''will'' [[RandomEncounters suddenly pop up]] or how many of them the player will slaughter throughout the game.

Whatever the case, these Mooks have somehow become just as vital to the series as a whole as your core party members are to the narrative of each separate installment. Fans [[TheCoconutEffect silently expect]] this Mook to appear ''somewhere'' in each and every installment (often in [[UndergroundMonkey multiple versions]]), simply because ''[[GrandfatherClause it always has]]'', and no new game would be fit for release without its appearance.

Often a SeriesMascot. Frequently, but not always, TheGoomba. Sometimes the popularity of the Mascot Mook can result in [[SpinOff spin-off titles]] ([[MerchandiseDriven and other products]]) dedicated entirely to them; see BreakoutMookCharacter. See RecurringElement for non-monster examples.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Action Adventure]]
* [[VillainProtagonist Your]] UglyCute Minions in ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'', who even get their own DS spin-off.
* The Sharpclaw Tribe in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''.
* The Octoroks and the Moblins in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda''.
* The Arctic Warfare soldiers in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. While the game has other types of enemy soldiers, the arctic variants are the only ones that appear in the VR missions and are used to represent the original ''MGS'' in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Plus''. Even Genola, a giant genome soldier who appears in the VR missions added in ''Metal Gear Solid: Integral'' and ''Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance'', is dressed in arctic warfare gear.
* VideoGame/{{Metroid}}s. Although they are generally {{Elite Mook}}s at the very least when they appear.
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[[folder:Action RPG]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' featured [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Tron Bonne]] and her army of Servbots, little smiley-faced Lego men who obey her every instruction (although not always to the letter). They behave like children (Tron even refers to them as her kids), generally getting into trouble and making mischief, and when Mega Man faces them on the field of battle (usually piloting the Bonne Family's latest generation of mayhem-making machine), the little guys ''themselves'' [[InvincibleMinorMinion can't actually be destroyed]]. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Although you can kick them for health, if you're feeling mean.]]
** ''Legends'' also contains the Zakobon, easily the most recognisable reaverbot; a smiley, [[CyberCyclops one eyed]], waddling, bomb throwing [[MechaMooks Mecha Mook]].
* The Kittens from ''VideoGame/TailConcerto'' and Poulets from ''VideoGame/SkyGunner'' are practically [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of Servbots, all legions of childlike, [[InfantImmortality invincible]] minions who pilot the villains' battle machines. Of course, Kittens are the only ones who aren't robots, and you ''are'' tasked with actually removing them from the battlefield...which involves shooting them with a bubble gun and teleporting them back to the police station.
* Shadow Heartless, the [[TheGoomba single weakest enemies]] of the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. It helps that [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter they're adorable]].
* Rabites from the ''VideoGame/WorldOfMana'' series: Small, legless creatures with rabbit-like ears, a cottonpuff tail, and at their higher levels especially, [[KillerRabbit one mean bite]]. Some entries in the series even allow you to have a Rabite as [[{{Mon}} your own sidekick]].
* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' has the Woolies, adorable bipedal sheep. Since the series a spin-off of HarvestMoon with monster battles and exploration added, the woolies can actually be tamed and used as a source of wool.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the [[http://www.gamershell.com/static/screenshots/24378/532172_full.jpg Black Knights]], who dominate official artwork and promotional material.
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[[folder:Action Shooter]]
* The Rebel Grunts from ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' are one of the most remembered parts of the game. A lot of the humor comes from their funny and casual actions. They've got to be playable in their own mode in the Xbox version of ''VideoGame/MetalSlug3''.
** Even more famous are the [[StarfishAliens Mars People.]]
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Zakus are almost as iconic as the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]] itself, with or without the [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority red paint]], antenna and [[AceCustom 3x boost to]] ''[[AceCustom everything]]''. And if you fuse them with Servbots, you get the Zakos from ''SDGundamForce''.
** [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/MSM-04_Acguy The Acguy]], a ridiculously obscure Zeon mobile suit, is similarly adored in many places, often accompanying the Zaku. This has led to the custom variants, [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/GPB-04B_Beargguy the Bearguy]] and its successor [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/KUMA-03_Beargguy_III Bearguy III]], appearing in [[Anime/ModelSuitGunplaBuildersBeginningG both Gunpla]] [[Anime/GundamBuildFighters fighting series]].
** Even when the designs of the Gundams are changed from formula (''Anime/TurnAGundam'', to a lesser extent ''GundamUnicorn''), the resident Zaku expies will retain [[CyberCyclops the traditional designs]].
* Although ''Anime/MazingerZ'' basically used a MonsterOfTheWeek formula, two of Mazinger's first opponents: Garada K7, a skull-faced Mechanical Beast with two detachable scythes on its head; and Doublas M2, a beast with two serpentine laser-shooting heads, are among the most iconic, and show up in just about every adaptation and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game (even if no other Mechanical Beasts appear).
* In ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', [[{{Robeast}} Turtle King]] was the first opponent the FiveManBand faced. In all adaptations and remakes have been done since, Turtle King always shows up, and usually he is the first MechanicalMonster than TheDragon sends.
* ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga'' has the ropers, possibly chosen because they don't really look at all marketable.
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[[folder: Beat Em Up]]
* Poison from ''VideoGame/FinalFight''.
** Poison only shows up in one game, and as a side character in ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. The ''real'' MascotMook of the series has to be the [[GiantMook Andoré]] family. The biggest, heaviest hitting, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No Celebs Were Harmediest]] recurring enemy that's in all the ''Final Fight'' games, and ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''.
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[[folder:Eastern RPG]]
* The ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' franchise features Slimes, which are smiley-faced blobs of blue goo, the single weakest foes in the entire game (albeit with [[UndergroundMonkey a plethora of variations]] including the nigh-indestructible MetalSlime and the gigantic [[KingMook King Slime]]) and probably one of the most well-recognized [=RPG=] monsters in gaming history, spawning tons of merchandise (in Japan, at least). There's even a DS title starring one: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime''.
** The ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'' remake also retooled monster recruiting, limiting it to a handful of specific slimes (and one dragon).
** Second to the Slimes are the Platypunks, who show up in the more recent ''VideoGame/ItadakiStreet'' games as playable characters.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' has no shortage of these. The classic titles feature [[BossInMookClothing Tonberry]], a little green-skinned hooded guy, [[MetalSlime Cactuar]], a running cactus, and [[DemonicSpider Malboro]], a giant stinky plant; ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' features its own take on Goblins, and the little Mandragora people. All of these have been immortalized in plushie form.
** Moreover, it seems that they attempt to add a new one with each iteration. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' introduced Goblins. Malboros came into play in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', with Chocobos expanding into battles in later titles. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' saw the first appearance of Moogles. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' there was the debut of the Zus. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' brought Tonberries and Magic Pots to the world. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' was where Cactuars made their introduction.
* The Poo Snake from ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'' was an intentional attempt to create one of these, because of the ClicheStorm theme. It worked - you can recruit one named Poopie in the sequel. They're basically Slimes, with all their {{Underground Monkey}}s.
* And the Punis, the Slimes-by-another-name of the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' series.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' has Jack Frost, who is the spirit of winter as a cute snowman dressed up like a clown. He has a bunch of related "Frost" type characters in each game to go along with him, such as his DistaffCounterpart Strawberry Frost and EvilTwin Black Frost. There's also BonusBoss King Frost.
** To a lesser extent is Cerberus, who is usually the player's first summonable demon in every game. Because the novel the series was based on had Cerberus as the main character's most dependable demon ally. Though this Cerberus is actually a white lion with a dragon tail instead of a hellhound (Cerberus is often depicted with 3 heads modernly, the number is inconsistent in the myths).
** Also to a lesser extent is the Pixie, being probably as close to a CuteMonsterGirl that you can get from MegaTen.
** Mara is also a pretty famous recurring demon, by virtue of being a giant GagPenis.
* The radish-like Kopins from the ''LuminousArc'' series.
* The ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' games had Rappies (known as [[UndergroundMonkey Chirpers, Warblers and Squawkers]] in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII'').
** They're become especially prominent in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', where they've gained a SuperDeformed appearance, and have numerous weapons and costumes featuring them.
* ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' and the rest of the Mother saga have the Starmen, sort of. One Starman is even featured on the ''Earthbound'' cover.
** The Pigmask Army in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''.
* Pikachu from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is a strange example. A rare {{mon}} who only appeared in two areas in the entire original game became an EnsembleDarkhorse, and [[BreakoutCharacter Nintendo noticed]].
* T-Rex from the ''FossilFighters'' series. Uniquely, in the first game, it's one of the rarest vivosaurs in the game and isn't even ''available'' until after the PlayableEpilogue, but it reaches its status through being the most recognizable of the StockDinosaurs. In the second game, however, it becomes one of the starting vivosaurs, and Tricera ascends to mascot status alongside it.
* Dogoos (slimes with dog-like features) are the most readily-recognizable enemy in the ''Franchise/{{Neptunia}}'' series.
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[[folder:Film]]
* WesternAnimation/DespicableMe: The Minions even have their own [[https://www.facebook.com/minions Facebook Page]], and appear in more marketing than any of the lead characters.
* [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]] exist [[{{Mooks}} only to be mowed down]] and [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy demonstrate that yes, it]] ''[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy is]] ''[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy possible to be incapable of hitting the broad side of a barn]], but where would ''Star Wars'' be without them? They even managed to put them into the prequel trilogy, in the form of the Clone Troopers.
* The Franchise/{{Terminator}} might also count here. While the ones we see in the movies were specially tasked as infiltrators, we see that the [[{{Mooks}} footsoldiers]] of Skynet were the very same cyborgs, sans skin.
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[[folder:First Person Shooter]]
* The brain-devouring, body-possessing Headcrabs from the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series have been merchandised as plushies and even ''hats''. (Someone in the game itself even keeps a Headcrab as a pet.)
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' has the pig cops, who, since their appearance in VideoGame/DukeNukem3D, have proven to be the most popular enemies; since that game, they've appeared in many spin-offs of the main series.
* The Boomer in the ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' franchise has gotten popular enough to have Valve's store sell a plushie of the said bloated special infected, complete with sounds it makes in the game if [[{{Squick}} you press the boils on its belly.]] Plushies of the other special infected are in the works.
* The bullet-spewing turrets of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' have their own life-sized plushies.
* ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' had two of these, owing to their at-the-time unique designs: The [[http://www.descent2.com/goodies/3dmodels/thinman/previews/3d_003.jpg Class One Drone]] and the [[http://www.descent2.com/goodies/3dmodels/thinman/previews/3d_002.jpg Medium Lifter]]. A recolored Medium Lifter was on the [[http://opaquedream.com/images/gameost_descent2.jpg Box Art for ''Descent 2'']] (although the Medium Lifter was replaced by [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/1/13307/1413793-diamond_large.jpg the similar-looking Diamond Claw]] for ''Descent 2''), and the Class One Drones were in a few places in ''Descent 3''.
* The Cacodemon from VideoGame/{{Doom}}.
* Psychos from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. They're on the cover of both games for a reason.
* The Helghast soldier from ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}''. In fact in ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' the one representing Killzone is their ColonelBadass leader, Colonel Mael Radec.
* The Chimera Hybrid is this for ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}''.
* Imperial Stormtroopers are among many contenders to the title of ''The'' StarWars Mascot, but in the ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga'', they appear and the other guys (Yoda, Darth Vader, [=R2D2=] etc) don't. So this makes the Stormtroopers de facto mascot mooks of the series.
* The Headless Kamikazes for SeriousSam. They were even the focus of the first trailer for Serious Sam 3.
* The [[RobotDog Panzerhund]] from ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''. By the virtue of being both unique and menacing, it is featured heavily in trailers, promotional artwork, [[http://tg24.sky.it/static/contentimages/original/sezioni/tg24/economia/2013/06/13/02_los_angeles_expo_entertainment_ansa.jpeg the game's booth on E3]], and as a [[http://store.bethsoft.com/wolfenstein-the-new-order-panzerhund-edition.html collector's edition bonus]]. And it's also [[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Z4XWeI8ozwVnBEUnYwRFpsUTQ/edit?usp=sharing now also available as papercraft!]]

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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the Daleks, the most [[{{Freakazoid}} toyetic]] heartless, genocidal, world-destroying engines of destruction you'll ever meet.
* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has several mascot monsters for each entry.
* The ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise has the Shocker Soldiers, the grunts from the [[Series/KamenRider original series]], who returned in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' to lead up to the big teamup movie, and then there was their use in the ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' teamup net movies... their wacky 'Yee!' noises and hand movements made them good for comedy fodder, to the point that by now it's ''awkward'' to watch them in an actual Shocker-related movie. They're basically Kamen Rider's Pikachu by now, and here they are ''with knives. Attacking people. People we like.'' You don't see that every day anymore!
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[[folder:Massively Multiplayer Online RPG]]
* The Murlocs from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. They got their own song, and are sold as plushie toys. Most famous critter in the game, mostly due to the sound it makes when it attacks.
* Fallens and Goatmen are the better known enemies of the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' franchise, appearing in all 3 games.
* The Porings, ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline's'' [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' Slime.
* ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' has the Orange Mushroom, but a number of other cute monsters, such as Slimes and Pigs, are prominent in the game.
* ''VideoGame/Elsword'' has Phorus, walking critters that can talk with William (early game boss and appearing upon getting dud items) being the most famous of them. Events in the game often have costumed ones to defeat for their quests. And we have their ancestors the Ancient Phorus which are quadped firebreathers, now available in mount form.
* ''VideoGame/LaTale'' has the prrings and their palette swaps, the original of which is the first monster you fight. They were so popular that they were later made available as a pet. The shaggies are also popular, with some players actually trying to make real world replicas of their VendorTrash drop - the shaggy doll.
* ''VideoGame/FlyFF'' has the aibatts, cute flying eye creatures.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizard101}}'' has Gobblers which are {{ExtremeOmnivore}}s and featured in many of the cartoon depictions. There is even a gobbler Piñata in game.
* ''VideoGame/AnarchyOnline'' has the leets: small, fuzzy creatures about the size of a shoe that speak exclusively in [[LeetLingo Leet]] [[PunnyName Lingo]].
* The Rascal Rabbits in ''VideoGame/SealOnline'' are white bunnies with a bloody cleaver, a {{Slasher Smile}}, and visible buttocks. Although it is a literal {{Killer Rabbit}}, only the gladiator variant is really dangerous. There are also other potential mascot mooks like piyas and beanies but not as prominent as the Rascal Rabbits.
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[[folder:Maze Game]]
* ''VideoGame/DigDug'' brigs us Pooka, a red round thing wearing [[GogglesDoNothing goggles]]. Reportedly, a lot of merchandise was made off of this mook, plus you can unlock one as a playable multiplayer character in ''Ms. VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} Maze Madness'', and one was even factored into the storyline of the first ''Pac-Man World'' as one of the rescuable friends.
* The ghosts from ''VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}''.
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[[folder:Platform Game]]
* Goombas and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros.'' series have evolved into this over the years, more so with Koopa Troopas owing to their AnthropomorphicShift. Nowadays a Mario game is far more likely to feature Goombas and Koopa Troopas as sympathetic allies than [[GoombaStomp stompable]] monsters. (Not so much with the Piranha Plant.) You have them as party members in PaperMario 1 and 2, and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially Bowser's Inside Story.
* Metall (or Mettool, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS or however you spell it]]) from ''VideoGame/MegaMan''.
** Sniper Joes, although they're mainly locked into the Classic series. In exchange, not a single one of those games doesn't feature some variant of them.
* Moo from the ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' series is a big round blank-faced creature that mills around aimlessly, waiting for Klonoa to use it as either a springboard or a missile. Their inherent harmlessness coupled with their adorable appearance easily makes Moo the second-most recognizable character in the franchise ([[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove not that there are many who would recognize Klonoa in the first place, mind you]]).
* The Pipo Monkeys from the ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' games. In fact, your objective is to [[GottaCatchEmAll capture them.]]
* The [[MechaMooks Biankies]] of ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'', who also resemble the Putties of ''PowerRangers''.
* The Dopefish from ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' is iconic enough to be the subject of many {{Easter Egg}}s from a wide variety of other games.
* The Hoodmongers from ''[[VideoGame/{{Rayman}} Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc]]''. It should be noted that there is nothing cute, adorable, or "wuvable" about them; they're basically potato sacks with large hats and shotguns.
** They're the OneWingedAngel form of fairy-like creatures that have been {{Mind Rape}}d, so there's a certain element of pity. They're also comically stupid, even more so than the Space Pirates. And eventually you get the ability to repair their damaged minds and restore them to what they once were.
* Waddle Dees from the Kirby series. Normally, they're simply the lowest level enemy you can fight, and they're even [[HelpfulMook outright harmless]] in a few games. However, ''because'' they're such a basic enemy, everyone who's ever played a Kirby game is almost guaranteed to have seen them. Starting around ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards,'' "specific" Waddle Dees started becoming characters, and now Waddle Dees (and their cycloptic counterparts, Waddle Doos) are common playable characters in a number of Kirby games.
** To a lesser extent, any enemy in the series that gives Kirby [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] is essentially a living [[PowerUp power-up]] and some become heavily associated with their copy abilities by the fans. Some of these were made into playable characters via the [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star''.
* The Mafia goons from ''AHatInTime''. Mafia become face of game, maybe take over job for little hat girl. Maybe Mafia dress up as small mustache girl as well. Sell game as "A Mafia in Mafia." Everybody play! Maybe more profitable than fish...
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[[folder:Puzzle Game]]
* The ''DROD'' roaches are quite adorable, even if they are mowed down by the tens of thousands. They are also among the most notable elements in ''DROD'', and the inexplicable cuteness of roaches is pointed out at every turn. Seeps are even cuter. This would be because they have a tendency to show up in extremely difficult puzzles.
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[[folder:Simulation Game]]
* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' doesn't really have "Mooks," per se, but the adorable, blank-faced, wiggling Gyroids are as iconic of the series as the cute little characters themselves. ''City Folk'' even introduces a Gyroid character named Lloid who runs the Auction House, for no other reason than Gyroids are adorable. Not bad for a little clay fire hydrant.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has Creepers: strange [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation bush monsters]] with [[ArtificialBrilliance more advanced AI]] than other {{Mooks}}, and a tendency to [[DemonicSpiders ruin player creations]] by [[ActionBomb exploding]] [[MadeOfExplodium on them.]] Top grade DemonicSpider material? [[CaptainObvious Yes.]] The most well known {{mook}} in the game, and the game's mascot? Yes.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' actually has ''six'' mascot monsters--although they vary in prominence, they are the six species most associated with the franchise (probably due to their [[Anime/MonsterRancher prominence in the anime]]). "Officially," the series' mascot is eyeball-monster Suezo, but pudgy penguin-like monster Mocchi is often used more prominently in the games' art and advertising. Tiger the blue wolf is also used prominently in the advertising, and Hare is especially popular in Japan. Finally, there are rock-monster Golem and CuteMonsterGirl Pixie rounding off the list of series mascots.
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[[folder:Shoot 'Em Up]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': The fairies, who appear in droves only for you to shoot. Without them, the games would be grueling exercise of {{Boss Rush}}es. There are two spin-offs whose main character is/are fairy: the manga Eastern and Little Nature Deity featuring three mischievous fairy, and the GaidenGame ''Fairy Wars'', starring a [[{{Baka}} well-known ice fairy]] fighting the aforementioned mischief makers.
** Kedamas (balls of fluff with cartoonish expressions) are sometimes used but have caught on with fan artists almost as much as the fairies.
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[[folder:Survival Horror]]
* [[ImplacableMan Pyramid Head]] and the nurses from ''Franchise/SilentHill'' are easily the most recognized monsters from the series. The latter have managed to appear in almost every game to date.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has numerous examples. When ''D&D 3.5'' was partially open-sourced, some monsters such as the beholder and mind flayer were even set aside as "Product Identity."
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' RPG's crazy, singing, pyromaniac Goblins have become this since the first adventure path.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the Blood Apes, the go-to demon summon for breaking skulls.
* The TabletopGame/GammaWorld retroclone ''Mutant Future'' has the spidergoats.
* The basic Space Marine of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
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[[folder:Turn Based Strategy]]
* Prinnies from the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series are condemned souls forced to work off their afterlife sentence in the hopes of being reincarnated as something ''not'' a Prinny in their next life. They also happen to be [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter adorable little patchwork]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]] who are [[KnifeNut good with knives]], [[MadeOfExplodium explode when thrown]] and are contractually obligated to use [[VerbalTic "dood!"]] in every line they say. Of course, this being ''Disgaea'' we're talking about, the fact that they're {{Mooks}} puts them squarely under the ''[[PlayerMooks player's]]'' command. They do show up as enemies, but not nearly as often as some other monster types, and when they do, it's generally in the tutorial levels or [[BreatherLevel joke levels]] that expect the player to take full advantage of their volatile nature.
** Prinnies are beloved enough to star in their own nigh-PlatformHell PSP game ([[NoFourthWall much to the consternation of the heroine of a cancelled game who's stuck doing cameos]]), appropriately called ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero''. [[NintendoHard You get a thousand lives at the start.]]
* The Mooscues from ''VideoGame/EternalEyes.'' In addition to being one of the first allies you get in the game, and one of the earliest you fight, they also feature in the game's loading screens and have a prominent role in the intro.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Bogey from ''Webcomic/KidRadd'' was just one of a billion such Bogies in the game, and was likely a CaptainErsatz of Goombas and/or Metools.
* The Imps from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' Even though their appearances have been few and far between in the past year, their reactions and expressions in general were more than enough to win the hearts of the readers.
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* The Battle Droids in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' come off almost as [[{{Expy}} expies]] of [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Prinnies]], down to their pessimistic outlook and general disposability.
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[[folder:WesternRPG]]
* Frogzards in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'' and Sneevils in ''VideoGame/DragonFable''.
** A Dev made non-canon magazine suggests that they evolved from each other.
* Fyoras in ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}}'' are this, MonsterAllies, and the commonest of ComMons all rolled into one. Physically, they're fire-spitting bipedal lizards--mentally, [[AllAnimalsAreDogs they're dogs]], and in one ending of game 2 the main character is shown passing time in prison by teaching one to roll over for treats.
* Mud crabs in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games. While they're not even a threat to starting players and go down easily, they still have the honour of being famous for starring one as, inexplicibly, a ''merchant'' in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', and as a topic of discussion amongst {{NPC}}s that quickly spawned memes in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''.
* Big Daddies from ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}''.
** Specifically the 'Bouncer' variety. Ironically, you only get to fight one in the whole game; the ones that appear in later levels are Elite Bouncers and have distinctly different shaped drills.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'' has the Diggles, weird little drill-nosed creatures that look like a cross between a mole and a penguin. The ExpansionPackSequel even features a skill tree that turns you into a Were-Diggle.
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[[folder:Other]]
* The White Mouse from ''{{Mousehunt}}'', which is usually featured in merchandise. It's also the [[TheGoomba easiest]] (and the most "normal") enemy in the game, where almost everything else is a NinjaPirateZombieRobot Mouse.
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