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[[caption-width-right:350:Monstrous. Epic. Finnish.]]

->''Would you love a monsterman?\\
Could you understand\\
Beauty of the beast?''

A Finnish hard rock band formed in 1996, they are best known for wearing monster costumes on and off of the stage. They won the Eurovision 2006 contest with their single "Hard Rock Hallelujah", which also broke the contests' current record. Their music is [[WordOfGod inspired by]] Music/{{KISS}}, which also led to them performing in costume.

Lordi has also made two horror films, ''Film/TheKin'' and ''Film/DarkFloors'', where they star as (who else?) the monsters.

Albums:
* ''Get Heavy'' - 2002
* ''The Monsterican Dream'' - 2004
* ''The Arockalypse'' - 2006
* ''Deadache'' - 2008
* ''Babez for Breakfast'' - 2010
* ''To Beast Or Not To Beast'' - 2013
* ''Scare Force One'' - 2014

Current Line Up:
* Mr.Lordi - Vocals
* [[{{Mummy}} Amen]] - Guitar
* [[ALoadOfBull OX]] - Bass
* Mana - Drums
* [[CreepyDoll Hella]] - Keyboards

Former Members:
* [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Awa]] - Keyboard
* [[BlondesAreEvil Enary]] - Keyboard
* [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily Kita]] - Drums
* [[MixAndMatchCritters Otus]] - Drums (Passed away on Feb. 14, 2012)
* Kalma - Bass
* Magnum - Bass
* G-Stealer - Bass

!!This band exhibits the following tropes:

* AlbumTitleDrop: In "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
** "It's the Arockalypse!"
** In "Blood Red Sandman", Lordi sings "No one leaves/The Monsterican Dream".
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: And the rest of the band too.
* AllThereInTheManual: The backstories of the stage personas.
* AlterEgoActing: The members of Lordi are ''never'' referred to by their real names in authorized works, and only give interviews in full costume, in English as opposed to their native Finnish.
** Slightly played with with Mr. Lordi himself, who has occasionally given interviews out of costume and in Finnish - but always with his back to the camera: this is mostly because he has a heavy northern Finnish accent. He was finally seen dropping this in a recent interview and speaking Finnish while in costume on-camera, mostly because the initial mystique of their band has long since faded and there's no real justification for him to not speak Finnish on camera at this point anymore since everyone already associates Lordi as being Finnish.
** Subverted when Otus' real name (Tonmi Lillman) was revealed after his death.
* AnAxeToGrind: Mr. Lordi is usually sporting an axe in the stage shows.
* AncientAstronauts: Magnum was supposedly a malicious one who caused galactic calamities by distributing technologically advanced weapons. He was killed in one of the calamities, but reanimated as a zombie.
* BeautyIsBad: The amount of murderous gorgeous women in their songs is ''through the roof''. "Girls go Chopping" is a good instance.
* BoyMeetsGhoul: "Would You Love A Monsterman?" in one of the interpretations. "She's a Demon" is a more straight version.
* BuxomIsBetter: Why ''hello'' there, [[http://images.wikia.com/lordi/images/9/93/Enary_in_her_%22Monsterican_Dream%22_Costume..jpg Enary]]!
* TheCaligula: According to "Sir, Mr.Presideath, Sir", Mr.Presideath kills babies because they're annoying and shoots kittens.
* CallBack: In the end of "Sir, Mr.Presideath, Sir" the pilots ask two of the crew to go to the Lavatory. Those two are 'Charlene & Evilyn'.
** Don't forget 'Monster Is My Name' which calls back all the way to the lyrics of 'Get Heavy'.
* CassandraTruth: "They Only Come Out At Night" has a brief mention to the fact nobody will believe the titular "they" exist.
* ChainsawGood: "Chainsaw Buffet"
* ClusterFBomb: The chorus to "Sincerely With Love."
* ComicBookAdaptation: Three Lordi graphic novels have been released in Finland.
* CoverVersion: Covers of Music/AliceCooper's "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" and Accept's "Midnight Mover" have been performed live. They also made a cover of "Autiotalo"/"The House" by Finnish band Dingo.
* CrazyJealousGuy: "How to Slice a Whore" is about a company that provides services for these type of people in how to deal with their supposedly unfaithful girlfriends (hint: violently).
* CreepyAwesome: [[InvokedTrope The image they're aiming to project.]] As far as we can tell, they've succeeded.
* CreepyChild: The little girl from the first music video of [[http://www.video-clips.ru/uploads/posts/2008-07/1217000922_lordi-would-you-love-a-monsterman.jpg Would You Love a Monsterman]], albeit only for her {{glowing eyes of doom}} at the end.
* CreepyChildrenSinging: Absolutely all over the place. The opening tracks of most albums feature them, and there's a particularly powerful (when you consider her [[NightmareFuel backstory]]) example in "Hella's Kitchen", which is a song composed entirely of ''children singing''.
* CreepyDoll: Keyboardist Hella, and the songs 'Schizo Doll' & 'Forsaken Fashion Dolls'.
* CueTheFlyingPigs: "It Snows In Hell" is based on another common saying of the trope, and in the song itself it seems to mean that a long-foretold day (i.e the day it snows in Hell) has finally arrived: The day the protagonist pair of lovers wouldbe do apart by death.
* CuteIsEvil: Strangely enough, this theme is everywhere. They have dozens of songs about adorable or innocent-looking girls revealing to be demonic beasts.
* DangerDeadpan: The pilot at the end of "Sir, Mr.Presideath, Sir" is very tranquil as he comments that they are going to crash against "Scare Force One".
* DarkIsEvil / DarkIsNotEvil: Zig-zagged frequently. Most of their songs feature dark creatures (namely the band members themselves) as evil creatures, but in other songs (such as "Would You Love A Monsterman?" and "Monsters Keep Me Company") they show a kinder side, and in others ("Hard Rock Hallelujah") they come across as some form of SociopathicHero.
* TheDevilIsALoser: TropeNamer
* DoNotGoGentle: "Monster, Monster" has a victim deciding to go out in a blaze of glory against its attacker.
* DontFearTheReaper: According to "The Riff", he's one Hell of a guitarist who's actually a pretty nice guy.
* TheEmpire: A conquering Empire of monsters is the main theme of "United Rocking Dead".
* EnfantTerrible: "The Kids Who Wanna Play With The Dead" is about a group of these.
* EvilVersusEvil: In "How It Snows In Hell" there's a cloaked KnightTemplar attempting to burn a Mr.Lordi's girlfriend at the stake. Effectively the video becomes KnightTemplar man versus CardCarryingVillain Mr.Lordi.
* FemmeFatale: "Deadite Girls Gone Wild" is about one of these.
* HauntedHouse: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin House Of Ghosts]]".
* HeavyMeta: "Bringing Back the Balls to Rock" and "This is Heavy Metal".
* HeavyMithril
* HelicopterFlyswatter: The intro to "Arockalypse" is a spoken news bulletin about a zombie invasion, including a snippet from a reporter who gets knocked out of the sky by a monster climbing a building.
* {{Hellhound}}: "Bring it (The Raging Hounds Return)" features them.
* HollywoodSatanism: The "Devil Is A Loser" music video starts with Mr.Lordi crashing a party of hollywood Satanists and proceeding to explain [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech why they suck]] via song.
* IceQueen: The subject of "Dynamite Tonite".
* ILoveTheDead: "Last Kiss Goodbye" is about a man carrying his (clearly dead) lover to their "secret hideway", though she "still looks lovely". "Night of the Loving Dead" Inverts the trope with zombies seeking lovers.
* ImAHumanitarian: "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For The Cannibal"
* KayfabeMusic: What do you mean, "people in monster suits"?
* LaserGuidedKarma: "Children of the Night" features a child-killer being killed by the ghosts of the children he killed.
* LighthousePoint: "The Ghosts of Heceta Head".
* LoveMakesYouEvil / LoveMakesYouCrazy: Any time love is mentioned, you can bet your soul it will fall within those tropes.
* LoveMartyr: The narrator of "She's a Demon", who is in love with a murderous demon, but continues loving her despite the fact that..well...she's a demon. [[spoiler: [[ShaggyDogStory The final verses imply she ends up killing him, and he's happy with it]]]].
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: One of them is supposedly a school teacher.
* MeaningfulReleaseDate: "Scare Force One" was released in Halloween of 2014.
* MetalScream
* {{Mondegreen}}: Courtesy of web animator HarryPartridge, "Biomechanic Man" becomes "Bye Old Mechanic Man".
* MonsterClown: "Hell Sent In The Clowns". It's unclear if they're actually supernatural, but they're evidently murderous.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: "My Name is Monster" is a BadassBoast by the titular Monster.
* NeverMyFault: "Bite It Like A Bulldog" is about a murderer who refuses to admit his blame, and instead diverts it to other people.
** 'Horrifiction' in a nutshell.
* NoExportForYou: The albums before ''The Arockalypse'' pretty much have to be sent for, including, funnily enough, ''The Monsterican Dream''. Recently averted after they toured Ozzfest, as ''Get Heavy'' and ''The Monsterican Dream'' can be found in the U.S. with a little effort.
* ObsessionSong: "Not the Nicest Guy" seems to be about a supernatural entity declaring its love in the most disturbing way possible.
* PerkyGoth: The star of the "Hard Rock Hallelujah" music video.
* PerspectiveFlip: The majority of their songs talk about monsters, but "Monster, Monster" (ironically, given the name) talks about a victim flipping the tables on the actual monster.
* PetMonstrosity: "Pet the Destroyer".
-->''Pet the destroyer!''
-->''My beast le royal!''
-->''Sweet killing machine!''
* ThePowerOfRock: In a lot of their music videos, they can rock hard enough to raise the dead.
* PresidentEvil: "Sir, Mr.Presideath, sir" is about a genocidal, supernatural "Presideath".
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "'''HARD! ROCK! HALLELUJAH!'''"
* PungeonMaster: Mr.Lordi ''loves'' to crack a pun in song and album titles ("Girls go Chopping", "To Beast or not to Beast", "Deadache", "Scare Force One").
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: "Wake the Snake" and "Fire in the Hole" seems to be about rapists. Rape is also implied in a few songs, such as "Blood Red Sandman" ("On this unholy night I'll make you my own!").
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "To Hell With Pop" basically amounts to one of these. "Horrifiction" is also one towards the people who think horror movies can turn people into killers (and the killers who justify themselves with that argument).
* RockOpera: "This is...the Arockalypse!"
* SerialKiller: ''Far'' too many to count. "Cadaver Lover" has a (RareFemaleExample) necrophiliac serial killer, for instance.
* ScareChord: Very recurring.
* ShoutOut / SongOfSongTitles: Quite a bit in "Bringing Back the Balls to Rock". Mostly to {{KISS}}.
** "Bringing Back The Balls to Rock" is actually riddled with Shout Outs. The lyrics mention: "Monsters of Rock" and "Breaking The Law", two Music/JudasPriest songs; "SMF" (Music/TwistedSister); "Metal Heart" (Music/{{Accept}}); Love Machine (Music/{{WASP}}); "Looks That Kill" (Music/MotleyCrue); "Youth Gone Wild" (Music/SkidRow); "Creatures Of The Night" (KISS); plus the Music/BlackSabbath allusion mentioned above. And if you really want to get that deep, the expression "Stand Up And Shout" is the title of a Music/{{Dio}} song, and, well, any metalhead when hearing an anthem about "balls" immediately thinks of "Balls To The Wall" (Music/{{Accept}}).
** There are also shoutouts to horror movies like ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' ("The Deadite Girls Gone Wild") and other subjects like the song "Deadache" about serial killer Ed Gein.
*** Blood Red Sandman's music video is best summed up as one giant tribute to ''Franchise/EvilDead''.
** The cover of the "Beast Loose In Paradise" isn't "like" the cover of the KISS alblum Creatures Of The Night, it IS the cover, just with the faces of this band instead.
** The bassist, [=OX=], derived his costume (minotaur) and stage name from [[TheWho John Entwistle's]] nickname, "the Ox".
** "Horrifiction" aludes to several horror films like ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet, Film/{{Saw}}, Franchise/FridayThe13th, Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre, Franchise/EvilDead'' and ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}''.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: Mr.Lordi speaks in a much softer tone than his guttural tone, and he also speaks in a thick Finnish accent, while his singing voice lacks even a ''hint'' of accent.
* SociopathicHero: In several songs they seem to be trying to do something positive (in "Devil Is a Loser" they're mocking Satanists, in "Hard Rock Hallelujah" they're preaching the religion of Metal and helping outcasts, in "It Snows In Hell" Mr.Lordi saves a woman from being burnt at the stake), it's just that they also happen to be murderous, sadistic monsters.
* StageNames
* StalkerWithACrush: "Not the Nicest Guy" is a supernatural variation.
* StalkingIsLove: Present every time they talk about love or romance. Given they are supernatural monsters, it's not exactly surprising.
* StarCrossedLovers: "My Heaven Is Your Hell" is about this.
* TheMovie: ''Film/DarkFloors'', a horror movie starring the cast of Lordi was released in 2008. A short film called ''Film/TheKin'' was released four years prior with the same gimmick.
* TitleOfTheDead: "Night of the Loving Dead"
* TownWithADarkSecret: "Haunted Town" is about a small town where zombies come back from the dead.
* UpToEleven: Expressed in "Bringing Back the Balls to Rock".
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Death apparently speaks like this, as Mr.Lordi's voice distorts every time he quotes him.
* VillainSong: Given their shtick is being movie monsters, most of the songs qualify. But specifically there's "Kalmageddon", for the former band-member Kalma.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: "Sir, Mr.Presideath, Sir" shows a pretty wildly beloved "Presideath".
* WomanScorned: "Girls Go Chopping" is about ''zombie'' WomanScorned.
* WouldHurtAChild: "Children of the Night" is about a child-killer being driven insane by the ghosts of the children he killed.
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