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* Anime/GaistCrusher is a very simplistic take on this. Humanity has harvested powerful minerals called Gaimetals, but an alien threat seems to be turning them into violent monsters called Gaist. In order to combat them, the government has established the Gaist Crushers, humans using PoweredArmor made of Gaimetal to fight. [[KidHero They're all very young for some reason]], and the main character gets recruited after being forced to don Gaist Crusher gear in an emergency situation.

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* Anime/GaistCrusher ''Anime/GaistCrusher'' is a very simplistic take on this. Humanity has harvested powerful minerals called Gaimetals, but an alien threat seems to be turning them into violent monsters called Gaist. In order to combat them, the government has established the Gaist Crushers, humans using PoweredArmor made of Gaimetal to fight. [[KidHero They're all very young for some reason]], and the main character gets recruited after being forced to don Gaist Crusher gear in an emergency situation.



* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' has the Mobile Disaster Response Corps who have the so called "Valkyries", girls attuned to [[PhlebotinumDuJour mysterious crystals]] called [[LoyalPhlebotinum Relic]], which allows [[HenshinHero them]] to transform said crystals into PowerArmor which comes with free weapons [[ThePowerOfRock via singing]]-- which amplifies the inherent but dormant powers of the crystal. They fight the [[OurMonstersAreWeirder Noise]], which are aliens which vaguely take the shape of earth creatures and have NaturalWeapon. They [[EldritchAbomination do not follow the law of conservation of energy]] and disintegrate any humans [[TakingYouWithMe along with themselves]] if they come into direct contact with one.

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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' has the Mobile Disaster Response Corps who have the so called "Valkyries", girls attuned to [[PhlebotinumDuJour mysterious crystals]] called [[LoyalPhlebotinum Relic]], which allows [[HenshinHero them]] to transform said crystals into PowerArmor which comes with free weapons [[ThePowerOfRock via singing]]-- which amplifies the inherent but dormant powers of the crystal. They fight the [[OurMonstersAreWeirder Noise]], which are Noise, aliens which vaguely take the shape of earth creatures and have NaturalWeapon. They [[EldritchAbomination do not follow the law of conservation of energy]] and disintegrate any humans [[TakingYouWithMe along with themselves]] if they come into direct contact with one.



* The {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' use their phlebotinum-powered weapons to fight Witches, dangerous {{Eldritch Abomination}}s whose [[RealityWarper reality warping]] pose threats to humanity. [[spoiler:What Kyubey, the critter who gave them their power, ''doesn't'' tell them is that every magical girl is doomed to become a witch due to the way that magic works in this universe]].
* The titular warriors in ''{{Manga/Claymore}}'' are [[WorldOfActionGirls genetically engineered female supersoldiers]] designed to fight demons known as "yoma" and their [[TookALevelInBadass evolved forms]], giant monsters called Awakened Beings. The procedure to become a Claymore gives the user enhanced strength, speed, and abilities, but at [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie great cost]]. [[spoiler: This all turns out to be a front, as the Organization is actually breeding monsters in order to fight ''dragons.'']]
* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'': Gantz is a DeadlyGame where the players are equipped with alien technology and sent to destroy aliens of various shapes and sizes hiding on Earth. The players' equipment includes [[PowerArmor special suits that give the wearer superhuman strength]], [[AbsurdlySharpBlade absurdly sharp]], blade elongating [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]], and guns that shoot invisible, {{Painfully Slow Projectile}}s powerful enough to turn their target into LudicrousGibs. Later it's revealed that [[spoiler: the purpose of the game is to train soldiers capable of fighting an upcoming AlienInvasion by a race of giant-sized aliens. The technology used by the players comes from alien races previously exterminated by the invading alien race]].

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* The {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' use their phlebotinum-powered weapons to fight Witches, dangerous {{Eldritch Abomination}}s whose [[RealityWarper reality warping]] pose threats to humanity. [[spoiler:What Kyubey, [[BigBad Kyubey]], the [[MentorMascot critter who gave them their power, ''doesn't'' power]], ''[[YouDidntAsk doesn't]]'' tell them is that [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie every magical girl is doomed to become a witch witch]] due to the way that magic works in this universe]].
* The titular warriors in ''{{Manga/Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' are [[WorldOfActionGirls genetically engineered female supersoldiers]] designed to fight demons known as "yoma" and their [[TookALevelInBadass evolved forms]], giant monsters called Awakened Beings. The procedure to become a Claymore gives the user enhanced strength, speed, and abilities, but at [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie great cost]]. [[spoiler: This all turns out to be a front, as the Organization is actually breeding monsters in order to fight ''dragons.'']]
* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'': Gantz ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' is a DeadlyGame where the players are equipped with alien technology and sent to destroy aliens of various shapes and sizes hiding on Earth. The players' equipment includes [[PowerArmor special suits that give the wearer superhuman strength]], [[AbsurdlySharpBlade absurdly sharp]], blade elongating [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]], and guns that shoot invisible, {{Painfully Slow Projectile}}s powerful enough to turn their target into LudicrousGibs. Later it's revealed that [[spoiler: the purpose of the game is to train soldiers capable of fighting an upcoming AlienInvasion by a race of giant-sized aliens. The technology used by the players comes from alien races previously exterminated by the invading alien race]].



* The Commission of Counter-Ghoul (CCG) in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' has very intentionally cultivated this trope to their advantage. The organization brands itself as the upholders of justice and protectors of humanity, while enforcing the idea that Ghouls are inhuman monsters to be killed on sight. Because Ghouls are highly resistant to most conventional weaponry, Ghoul Investigators employ special weapons called Quinque to kill Ghouls. These weapons are made by harvesting the predatory organ of a Ghoul, and building it into some sort of weapon system. In reality, the organization is involved in some very shady activities, while there are [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire peaceful]] [[VanHelsingHateCrimes Ghouls]] that merely want to live quietly or even actively enjoy the company of humans. As for the Quinque, those are frequently recognized by loved ones and used as a form of psychological warfare.

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* The Commission of Counter-Ghoul (CCG) in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' has very intentionally cultivated this trope to their advantage. The organization brands itself as the upholders of justice and protectors of humanity, while enforcing the idea that Ghouls are inhuman monsters to be killed on sight. Because Ghouls are highly resistant to most conventional weaponry, Ghoul Investigators employ special weapons called Quinque to kill Ghouls. These weapons are made by harvesting the predatory organ of a Ghoul, and building it into some sort of weapon system. In reality, the organization is involved in some very shady activities, while there are [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire peaceful]] [[VanHelsingHateCrimes [[VegetarianVampire Ghouls]] that merely want to live quietly or even actively enjoy the company of humans.humans that the investigators [[VanHelsingHateCrimes mercilessly torture and slaughter anyway]], while the organization itself is involved in some very shady activities such as [[spoiler:deliberately preserving the ForeverWar between humans and ghouls]]. As for the Quinque, those are frequently recognized by loved ones and used as a form of psychological warfare.


* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' is, of course, another monster-hunting game where you play as a magic-wielding sorcerer/sorceress who takes down [[BodyHorror horrific]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s called Archfiends; monsters who [[WasOnceAMan were once humans]] until they [[DealWithTheDevil make a pact]] with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sacred Chalice]]. The fate of a defeated Archfiend heavily depends on your faction. If your faction is Avalon, then sacrifice the defeated Archfiend, painfully killing them in the process. If your faction is Sanctuarium, then rescue the defeated Archfiend and recruit them as an ally. And if your faction is Grim, then the Archfiend's fate is unknown...

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* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' is, of course, another monster-hunting game where you play as a magic-wielding sorcerer/sorceress who takes down [[BodyHorror horrific]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s called Archfiends; monsters who [[WasOnceAMan were once humans]] until they [[DealWithTheDevil make made a pact]] with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sacred Chalice]]. The fate of a defeated Archfiend heavily depends on your faction. If your faction is Avalon, then sacrifice the defeated Archfiend, painfully killing them in the process. If your faction is Sanctuarium, then rescue the defeated Archfiend and recruit them as an ally. And if your faction is Grim, then the Archfiend's fate is unknown...


* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' is, of course, another monster-hunting game where you play as a magic-wielding sorcerer/sorceress who takes down [[BodyHorror horrific]] {{EldritchAbomination}}s called Archfiends; monsters who [[WasOnceAMan were once humans]] until they [[DealWithTheDevil make a pact]] with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sacred Chalice]]. The fate of a defeated Archfiend heavily depends on your faction. If your faction is Avalon, then sacrifice the defeated Archfiend, painfully killing them in the process. If your faction is Sanctuarium, then rescue the defeated Archfiend and recruit them as an ally. And if your faction is Grim, then the Archfiend's fate is unknown...

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* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' is, of course, another monster-hunting game where you play as a magic-wielding sorcerer/sorceress who takes down [[BodyHorror horrific]] {{EldritchAbomination}}s {{Eldritch Abomination}}s called Archfiends; monsters who [[WasOnceAMan were once humans]] until they [[DealWithTheDevil make a pact]] with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sacred Chalice]]. The fate of a defeated Archfiend heavily depends on your faction. If your faction is Avalon, then sacrifice the defeated Archfiend, painfully killing them in the process. If your faction is Sanctuarium, then rescue the defeated Archfiend and recruit them as an ally. And if your faction is Grim, then the Archfiend's fate is unknown...


* ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' is [[FollowingTheLeader yet another]] mobile [[AllegedlyFreeGame Gacha]] monster hunting game where the Kingdom of Heiland hires teams of hunters to take down mighty beasts called Behemoths. Hunters can use the tanky [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Sword And Shield]], the mighty [[{{BFS}} Greatsword]], the precise [[BladeOnAStick Spear]], the agile [[DualWielding Dual Blades]], and the ranged [[BowsVersusCrossbows Bow]], depending on the Behemoth they're fighting. To make the job easier, hunters also wield powerful Magis that offer them [[DamagerHealerTank extra magic damage, healing powers, and supportive buffs.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice'' is, of course, another monster-hunting game where you play as a magic-wielding sorcerer/sorceress who takes down [[BodyHorror horrific]] {{EldritchAbomination}}s called Archfiends; monsters who [[WasOnceAMan were once humans]] until they [[DealWithTheDevil make a pact]] with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sacred Chalice]]. The fate of a defeated Archfiend heavily depends on your faction. If your faction is Avalon, then sacrifice the defeated Archfiend, painfully killing them in the process. If your faction is Sanctuarium, then rescue the defeated Archfiend and recruit them as an ally. And if your faction is Grim, then the Archfiend's fate is unknown...
* ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' is [[FollowingTheLeader [[RunningGag yet another]] mobile [[AllegedlyFreeGame Gacha]] monster hunting game where the Kingdom of Heiland hires teams of hunters to take down mighty beasts called Behemoths. Hunters can use the tanky [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Sword And Shield]], the mighty [[{{BFS}} Greatsword]], the precise [[BladeOnAStick Spear]], the agile [[DualWielding Dual Blades]], and the ranged [[BowsVersusCrossbows Bow]], depending on the Behemoth they're fighting. To make the job easier, hunters also wield powerful Magis that offer them [[DamagerHealerTank extra magic damage, healing powers, and supportive buffs.]]


* The various attack teams in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' that assist the Ultras (and whom their human hosts/forms are usually a member of) are prime examples of the Kaiju Killing Corps variation. Notable example s include The SSSSP/Science Patrol from the original ''Series/Ultraman'', The Ultra Garrison from ''Series/UltraSeven'', MAT from ''Series/ReturnofUltraman'', ZAT from ''Series/UltramanTaro'', G.U.T.S. from ''Series/UltramanTiga'' and G.U.Y.S. from ''Series/UltramanMebius''.

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* The various attack teams in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' that assist the Ultras (and whom their human hosts/forms are usually a member of) are prime examples of the Kaiju Killing Corps variation. Notable example s include The SSSSP/Science Patrol from the original ''Series/Ultraman'', ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', The Ultra Garrison from ''Series/UltraSeven'', MAT from ''Series/ReturnofUltraman'', ZAT from ''Series/UltramanTaro'', G.U.T.S. from ''Series/UltramanTiga'' and G.U.Y.S. from ''Series/UltramanMebius''.


* ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' is [[FollowingTheLeader yet another]] mobile [[AllegedlyFreeGame Gacha]] monster hunting game where the Kingdom of Heiland hires teams of hunters to take down mighty beasts called Behemoths. Hunters can use the tanky [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe SwordAndShield]], the mighty [[{{BFS}} Greatsword]], the precise [[BladeOnAStick Spear]], the agile [[DualWielding Dual Blades]], and the ranged [[BowsVersusCrossbows Bow]], depending on the Behemoth they're fighting.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' is [[FollowingTheLeader yet another]] mobile [[AllegedlyFreeGame Gacha]] monster hunting game where the Kingdom of Heiland hires teams of hunters to take down mighty beasts called Behemoths. Hunters can use the tanky [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe SwordAndShield]], Sword And Shield]], the mighty [[{{BFS}} Greatsword]], the precise [[BladeOnAStick Spear]], the agile [[DualWielding Dual Blades]], and the ranged [[BowsVersusCrossbows Bow]], depending on the Behemoth they're fighting.fighting. To make the job easier, hunters also wield powerful Magis that offer them [[DamagerHealerTank extra magic damage, healing powers, and supportive buffs.]]


* ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' is a mobile [[AllegedlyFreeGame Gacha]] monster hunting where the Kingdom of Heiland hires teams of hunters to take down mighty beasts called Behemoths. Hunters can use the tanky [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe SwordAndShield]], the mighty [[{{BFS}} Greatsword]], the precise [[BladeOnAStick Spear]], the agile [[DualWielding Dual Blades]], and the ranged [[BowsVersusCrossbows Bow]], depending on the Behemoth they're fighting.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' is a [[FollowingTheLeader yet another]] mobile [[AllegedlyFreeGame Gacha]] monster hunting game where the Kingdom of Heiland hires teams of hunters to take down mighty beasts called Behemoths. Hunters can use the tanky [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe SwordAndShield]], the mighty [[{{BFS}} Greatsword]], the precise [[BladeOnAStick Spear]], the agile [[DualWielding Dual Blades]], and the ranged [[BowsVersusCrossbows Bow]], depending on the Behemoth they're fighting.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' is a mobile [[AllegedlyFreeGame Gacha]] monster hunting where the Kingdom of Heiland hires teams of hunters to take down mighty beasts called Behemoths. Hunters can use the tanky [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe SwordAndShield]], the mighty [[{{BFS}} Greatsword]], the precise [[BladeOnAStick Spear]], the agile [[DualWielding Dual Blades]], and the ranged [[BowsVersusCrossbows Bow]], depending on the Behemoth they're fighting.


Within the subtropes, there is the common element of "being imprisoned". Whether by a [[TheWallAroundTheWorld literal wall]] (like in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' or ''VideoGame/GodEaterBurst'') or by humanity being forced to live in [[CitadelCity Citadel Cities]] (like in ''Film/TheMatrix'' or ''LightNovel/StrikeWitches'') due to relentless attacks by the monsters. The plot will usually involve the organization finding ways for humanity to live outside these "walls" and have character dream about how TheWorldIsJustAwesome and that they and everyone else need to see it.

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Within the subtropes, there is the common element of "being imprisoned". Whether by a [[TheWallAroundTheWorld literal wall]] (like in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' or ''VideoGame/GodEaterBurst'') or by humanity being forced to live in [[CitadelCity Citadel Cities]] (like in ''Film/TheMatrix'' or ''LightNovel/StrikeWitches'') ''Manga/StrikeWitches'') due to relentless attacks by the monsters. The plot will usually involve the organization finding ways for humanity to live outside these "walls" and have character dream about how TheWorldIsJustAwesome and that they and everyone else need to see it.


* ''LightNovel/BlueExorcist'' features the Order of the True Cross, a worldwide organization dedicated to hunting down and exorcising [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] that prey on humans. They're mostly content to leave the peaceful ones alone; some members even [[SummonMagic rely on them to fight]].

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* ''LightNovel/BlueExorcist'' ''Anime/BlueExorcist'' features the Order of the True Cross, a worldwide organization dedicated to hunting down and exorcising [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] that prey on humans. They're mostly content to leave the peaceful ones alone; some members even [[SummonMagic rely on them to fight]].

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* ''VideoGame/StyxShardsOfDarkness'': The organization of C.A.R.N.A.G.E, which was specifically created to hunt goblins. Goblins are not particularly dangerous in themselves, but their numbers, coupled with the fact that they carry many diseases, are. So humans created these specialized squads to combat this threat.


* The Pine Guard from [[Podcast/TheAdventureZoneAmnesty]] serve the dual purpose of maintaining TheMasquerade about the existence of the Gate to Sylvain and the Sylvan exiles living at the Amnesty Lodge, and hunting down the Abominations that pass through the Gate every full moon. They have competition from UP, an FBI task force tracking down cryptid reports.

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* The Pine Guard from [[Podcast/TheAdventureZoneAmnesty]] serve ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneAmnesty'', founded in 1988 to protect the dual purpose little town of maintaining TheMasquerade about the existence of the Gate to Sylvain and the Sylvan exiles living at the Amnesty Lodge, and Kepler, West Virginia by hunting down the Abominations that pass come through the Gate every around the full moon. They have competition from UP, an FBI task force tracking down cryptid reports.moon.

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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' has the Slayer's Take in Vasselheim, an organization that takes contracts to hunt down dangerous monsters and harvest valuable resources from them. They also serve as one of Vasselheim's first lines of defense, but they only mobilize if the price is right. Vox Machina (minus Pike) become official members over the course of the "Trial of the Take" arc, during which they proved their worth by tracking down and killing a Rakshasa and an Adult White Dragon.
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* The Pine Guard from [[Podcast/TheAdventureZoneAmnesty]] serve the dual purpose of maintaining TheMasquerade about the existence of the Gate to Sylvain and the Sylvan exiles living at the Amnesty Lodge, and hunting down the Abominations that pass through the Gate every full moon. They have competition from UP, an FBI task force tracking down cryptid reports.
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', there is a loose organization of hunters, with Bobby serving as mission control, and later we learn about the Men of Letters, which catalogue knowledge on supernatural entities. There's even an English Men of Letters branch separate from the US one, which later came into direct conflict with the American hunters. By season 14, the Winchesters have also managed to save an entire settlement from an apocalyptic hellworld by bringing them over to their own dimension, most of whom are then reconfigured into a massive hunter network.

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', there is a loose organization network of hunters, with Bobby serving as mission control, and later we learn about the Men of Letters, which catalogue knowledge on supernatural entities. There's even an English Men of Letters branch separate from the US one, which later came into direct conflict with the American hunters. By season 14, the Winchesters have also managed to save an entire settlement from an apocalyptic hellworld by bringing them over to their own dimension, most of whom are then reconfigured into a massive hunter network.organization.

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