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Video Game examples
- The Ecco the Dolphin series is packed with hordes of these, given that a lot of it takes place under the ocean.
- The arcade version of Contra has two of these that jump out of the water at the beginning of the game, and nowhere else.
- Justice League Heroes: The Flash has an aquatic Mecha-Mook introduced in the Sunken City level. They start with a water barrier that protects them, and after you destroy it, they will sometimes return to the water to replace it.
- Deus Ex has a few Diver enemies on the way back from the underwater lab.
- GoldenEye (1997) and The World Is Not Enough's video game adaptations.
- The underwater level of The Operative: No One Lives Forever features a lot of these.
- Jazz Jackrabbit 2 has turtles on lifebuoys. Though they only appear in one level and there's about three of them.
- There's an underwater version of the Mettaur, which has scuba gear and stuff.
- In Metroid: Fusion, the X seem to be able to combine the forms of Space Pirates and some species of carnivorous fish to make Mer-Pirates.
- Yoshi's Island features a Shy Guy with an inner tube as well as Shy Guys dressed as pirates.
- There is this kind of Genesis Clone in Crisis Core, namely the ones which Zack beats with a parasol.
- In the Final Fantasy series, there is Final Fantasy I, Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy X which have underwater dungeons, and thus, enemies appropriate to the area (sea urchins, pirahnas, octopuses, etc.)
- The standard Pigmask army is supplemented by Navy SQUEALs in the underwater area of MOTHER 3.
- Raiden and Raiden Fighters series: Even though the player is relatively safe from "Sniper Tanks" over the ocean, they have to contend with their "Sniper Gunboat" aquatic counterparts.
- The first boss in Time Crisis 2 is accompanied by aquatic ninjas.
- Mini Robot Wars has the land-based stealth unit called the Mole. In the New Game+, it gets the ability to swim on the water surface!
"Ocean doesn't save you from Mole anymore; for it can swim now!"
- And then you get even worse news later- the Giant also gets the ability to travel Amphibiously.
- Snorkel Zombies, Ducky Tube Zombies, and Dolphin Rider Zombies in Plants vs. Zombies.
- Pretty much every Zombie from Big Wave Beach in Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time is this, starting out from the water and eventually making it to the shore (with the exception of the Fisherman who always stays on the water).
- XCOM Terror From The Deep replaces the first game's aliens with a variety of aquatic aliens and altered Earth species. Most of them are also able to fight on land.
Anime and Manga
- The various Gundam shows typically have at least one type of mass-produced underwater mobile suits for the main Gundam to fight.
- The original Mobile Suit Gundam and its spinoffs' Gog, Acguy and Z'Gok.
- Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam's Zaku Marine, which was actually an unused design from the original series that never made it into the show, brought out of retirement for a decoy operation.
- Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ's Capule, which later appears in Turn A Gundam on the Earth forces side as the Kapool.
- Mobile Fighter G Gundam's Pescatore, a Mexican submersible MS which inexplicably has a face like a parrot.
- Mobile Suit Gundam Wing's appropriately named (for once) Cancer and Pisces.
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED's UMF-4A GO Oh N and UMF-5 Zn O, with the later UMF-3 ASH functioning as somewhere between this trope and Elite Mooks.