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** [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Who is the more dangerous one around here?]] [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil Is]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters it]] [[ThenLetMeBeEvil me]]? [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Or]] [[TheCorrupter is]] [[ToxicFriendInfluence it]] [[HopeCrusher you]]? If I'm the "villain"]], [[WhatTheHellHero who are you to call yourselves "heroes"]]?

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** [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Who is the more dangerous one around here?]] [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil Is]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters it]] [[ThenLetMeBeEvil me]]? [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Or]] [[TheCorrupter is]] [[ToxicFriendInfluence it]] [[HopeCrusher you]]? If I'm the "villain"]], [[WhatTheHellHero who are you to call yourselves "heroes"]]?%%YOU THINK I AM THE BAD GUY, HUH?!
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** [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Who is the more dangerous one around here?]] [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil Is]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters it]] [[ThenLetMeBeEvil me]]? [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Or]] [[TheCorrupter is]] [[ToxicFriendInfluence it]] [[HopeCrusher you]]? If I'm the "villain"]], [[WhatTheHellHero who are you to call yourselves "heroes"]]?


This trope is distinct from KillerSpaceMonkey in that these monkeys are usually SuperIntelligent {{Mad Scientist}}s who want to TakeOverTheWorld or at least make life difficult for humanity. Another possibility is that they are {{Genius Bruiser}}s determined to both overpower and OutGambit their fellow primates.

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This trope is distinct from KillerSpaceMonkey in that these monkeys are usually SuperIntelligent [[SuperIntelligence Super Intelligent]] {{Mad Scientist}}s who want to TakeOverTheWorld or at least make life difficult for humanity. Another possibility is that they are {{Genius Bruiser}}s determined to both overpower and OutGambit their fellow primates.


* ''Animation/RimbaRacer'': [=OoAa=] the chimpanzee is never shown to speak intelligibly, unlike the other PettingZooPeople on the show, and tend to screech and grab people when annoyed.

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* ''Animation/HappyHeroes'': As shown in episode 31 of Season 2, among planet Gray's graduate monsters is a giant ape that Big and Little M.'s commander describes as "ferocious".
* ''Animation/RimbaRacer'': [=OoAa=] the chimpanzee is never shown to speak intelligibly, unlike the other PettingZooPeople on the show, and tend tends to screech and grab people when annoyed.


** [[RedScare Red Ghost]] and his [[ApesInSpace Super Apes]] are enemies of the Comicbook/FantasticFour.

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** [[RedScare Red Ghost]] and his [[ApesInSpace Super Apes]] are enemies of the Comicbook/FantasticFour. Red Ghost has the power of {{Intangibility}}, the gorilla has SuperStrength, the orangutan has VoluntaryShapeshifting, and the mandrill is a GravityMaster.
** Marvel also has a C-Lister mutant villain called The Mandrill, because [[PettingZooPeople he looks like a humanoid mandrill]]. He has a weird backstory involving prenatal exposure to radiation that [[ChocolateBaby left him deformed in a way that made his father think he was born from adultery]], and he's infamous for the fact that he's [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain an out-and-proud misogynist]] with women-specific LivingAphrodisiac powers, which he uses to enslave women as patsies, goons and sex-slaves. There's a reason Marvel prefers to not bring him up any more.


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* Chimpanzees are rarely depicted in African mythologies (supposedly its because they're "too close too comfort"), but when they are they're almost invariably symbols of violence and sexual depravity, with the Hemba and Gio people using them as motifs for war masks. Averted with Ghekre, however, which is a just afterlife judge depicted as a gorilla.

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* Addicus from ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats2011''. A serial murderer (with a dose of ImAHumanitarian), rescued from the death row by Mumm-Ra's forces to serve as a PsychoForHire.


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* Ella in ''Film/Monkey Shines'' is an assistant to a paralyzed man who develops a psychic connection with him. Whenever he lashes out at someone, she is soon out to get them.

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* Ella in ''Film/Monkey ''Monkey Shines'' is an assistant to a paralyzed man who develops a psychic connection with him. Whenever he lashes out at someone, she is soon out to get them.


* Ella in ''Monkey Shines'' is an assistant to a paralyzed man who develops a psychic connection with him. Whenever he lashes out at someone, she is soon out to get them.

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* Ella in ''Monkey ''Film/Monkey Shines'' is an assistant to a paralyzed man who develops a psychic connection with him. Whenever he lashes out at someone, she is soon out to get them.


These monkeys are used as signs that something bad is about to go down. Because of their similarities to humans, a superintelligent ape is going to suffer from an inherent sibling rivalry with the human race, and want to either wipe it out or subdue it. Often, in a series which features anthropomorphic animals, apes and monkeys will play the bad guys.

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These Apes and monkeys with human-level intelligence, whether [[UpliftedAnimal artificial]] or natural, have a recurring tendency to be antagonists in fiction. If the protagonists are used as signs that something bad is about to go down. Because of their similarities to humans, a superintelligent ape is going to suffer from they might be suffering an inherent sibling rivalry with the human race, and want to either wipe it out or subdue it. Often, in If it's a series which features anthropomorphic story with a cast of animals, apes they might see themselves as "superior" to the other species and try to rule over them. Either way, these monkeys will play the are used as signs that something bad guys.
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This here is the opposite of EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys. KillerGorilla is a subtrope, as gorillas (and other great apes) are particularly often portrayed as malevolent, due to their great strength and menacing appearance.

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This here is the opposite of EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys. KillerGorilla is a subtrope, as gorillas (and other great apes) are particularly often portrayed as malevolent, due to their great strength and menacing appearance.
appearance. For the underwater equivalent, see DeviousDolphins.

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* ''Manga/UshioAndTora'' has two notable examples: The Namahage, a monster who skins women and devours their intestines in an attempt to turn into a human, is revealed to be the transformation of a macaque, who [[TragicMonster originally wanted to become a human for the sake of his childhood human friend]] but eventually lost himself in villainy. A later arc has some monstrous babboons lead by a gigantic white elder monkey, who enjoy eating young women. They are a nod to the tale of Shippeitaro.


* In ''Series/{{Helix}}'', the hunt for lab monkeys infected with TheVirus is critical to the CDC team's effort to figure out how to contain the outbreak at a remote research base. Though their existence is at first vociferously denied by Arctic Biosystems staff, Dr. Boyle discovers infected macaques are the source of zoonotic transfer after she's attacked by an unusually intelligent and violent escaped specimen. Balleseros later finds the rest of the infected lab monkeys frozen outside the base.
* The third season Finale of ''Malcolm in the Middle'' Entitled "Monkey" had one. After Lois' coworker Craig is injured and confined to an electric wheel chair for 6 weeks, he chooses to get a free Capuchin Monkey Butler for the permanently disabled instead of using his insurance money to pay for a nurse. At first the Monkey seems friendly and helpful, but is soon revealed to be a Deranged, Homicidal and remorseless sociopath who harms Craig, by forcing him to eat scalding hot Lasagna, Poisons his milkshake with Drain Cleaner (Craig Manages to Not get any in his mouth), chews on his brake cables, sets his home to an extremely hot temperature and then prepares to murder him in cold blood. Luckily, Hal is able to stop the Monkey and Calls animal control off screen. The Monkey may have either Known that Craig's condition was temporary and attempted to kill him because he was wasting his (The Monkey's) Time when he should be helping the permanently disabled, or was always a Deranged, Homicidal and remorseless sociopath.

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* In ''Series/{{Helix}}'', the hunt for lab monkeys infected with TheVirus The Virus is critical to the CDC team's effort to figure out how to contain the outbreak at a remote research base. Though their existence is at first vociferously denied by Arctic Biosystems staff, Dr. Boyle discovers infected macaques are the source of zoonotic transfer after she's attacked by an unusually intelligent and violent escaped specimen. Balleseros later finds the rest of the infected lab monkeys frozen outside the base.
* The third season Finale of ''Malcolm in the Middle'' Entitled "Monkey" had one. After Lois' coworker Craig is injured and confined to an electric wheel chair for 6 weeks, he chooses to get a free Capuchin Monkey Butler for the permanently disabled instead of using his insurance money to pay for a nurse. At first the Monkey seems friendly and helpful, but is soon revealed to be a Deranged, Deranged and Homicidal and remorseless sociopath who as he harms Craig, by forcing him to eat scalding hot Lasagna, Poisons his milkshake with Drain Cleaner (Craig Manages to Not get any in his mouth), chews on his brake cables, sets his home to an extremely hot temperature Craig and then prepares attempts to murder him in cold blood. Luckily, Hal is able to stop the Monkey and Calls animal control off screen. The Monkey may have either Known that Craig's condition was temporary and attempted to kill him because he was wasting his (The Monkey's) Time when he should be helping the permanently disabled, or was always a Deranged, Homicidal and remorseless sociopath.

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