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* That's how traits of all organisms in ''[=SimLife=]'' are represented. Every type of ''head'' specifies creature's intelligence and diet, ''body'' represents mode of locomotion and habitat, and ''tail'' corresponds to type of reproduction.
** Same thing with plants with ''blossom'' signifying type of flowers and fruit; ''stem'' - life cycle, biome and size; and ''roots'' - habitat and conditions in which it's seeds sprout.

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** Franchise/WonderWoman has fought the "Tigapes of Neptuna", which are essentially tigers with slightly more finger-like digits on their front paws and ape-like faces and ears.

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** Several other Titans appear in minor roles in this film, also being Mix-and-Match Critters as well, namely:
*** Scylla, a desert-dwelling arthropod combining features of spiders and crustaceans, while having a tentacled, cephalopod-like head
*** Behemoth, a brown-furred mammalian beast resembling a giant ground sloth, but with bony protrubances on its back, a pair of mammoth-like tusks, and a knuckle-walking stance like a gorilla
*** Methuselah, a MonsterShapedMountain that resembles a tortoise, but with a tyrannosaur-like head and a pair of downward-curved bull-like horns


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** ''JW: Fallen Kingdom'' has the ''Indoraptor'', which is allegedly a combination of the Indominus rex and Velociraptor (nevermind that the I. rex itself was already part raptor). Worryingly, this creature shows even more ''human-like traits'' than its predecessor, notably a heightened intelligence, a sense of humor, and a capacity for genuine sadistic malice...


* The Tikbalang from Philippine mythology is a mix of horse and human. It has the body of a man and the head and feet of a horse. Its legs are so long that when it sits down, its knees are above its head. Some legends also give it a mane of spikes. Find the right one and you can control the beast and ride it through the sky.

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* The Tikbalang from Philippine mythology is a mix of horse and human. It has the body of a man and man, but with the head and feet of a horse. Its legs are so long that when it sits down, its knees are above its head. Some legends also give it a mane of spikes. Find They are known for messing with travelers by shapeshifting into someone's relative, but if you find the right one and one, you can control the beast it and ride it through the sky.


* The comics of the ''Webcomic/FifteenMinds'' Tumblr feature several examples of combo critters.
** One panel in ''Blue Moon Blossom'' takes place under the sea and shows cephalopods with a cat's head in the place of their mantle (the main body of an octopus, which we think of as their "heads"), and another species with little protrusions on the mantle that look like bear's ears, plus a LampreyMouth.
** In ''Legend of Legendary Mighty Knight'', the protagonist's mount resembles a car-sized slug with pale gray coloring evoking a ghost... with the head of a cat. Small crocodilians with wings like flies and sticky tongues like frogs can also be seen in the background.



* The comics of the ''Webcomic/FifteenMinds'' Tumblr feature several examples of combo critters.
** One panel in ''Blue Moon Blossom'' takes place under the sea and shows cephalopods with a cat's head in the place of their mantle (the main body of an octopus, which we think of as their "heads"), and another species with little protrusions on the mantle that look like bear's ears, plus a LampreyMouth.
** In ''Legend of Legendary Mighty Knight'', the protagonist's mount resembles a car-sized slug with pale gray coloring evoking a ghost... with the head of a cat. Small crocodilians with wings like flies and sticky tongues like frogs can also be seen in the background.

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* The comics of the ''Webcomic/FifteenMinds'' Tumblr feature several examples of combo critters.
** One panel in ''Blue Moon Blossom'' takes place under the sea and shows cephalopods with a cat's head in the place of their mantle (the main body of an octopus, which we think of as their "heads"), and another species with little protrusions on the mantle that look like bear's ears, plus a LampreyMouth.
** In ''Legend of Legendary Mighty Knight'', the protagonist's mount resembles a car-sized slug with pale gray coloring evoking a ghost... with the head of a cat. Small crocodilians with wings like flies and sticky tongues like frogs can also be seen in the background.


* ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'' has Dr. M's henchmen, including elephants with bat wings and gorilla arms, alligators with lobster arms and bird feet, and snakes with tiger arms and frog feet. Dr. M himself controls several giant monstrosities in his various fights, too.

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* ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'' has Dr. M's henchmen, including elephants with bat wings and gorilla arms, alligators with lobster arms and bird kangaroo feet, and snakes with tiger arms and frog feet. Dr. M himself controls several giant monstrosities in his various fights, too.

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* ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'' has Dr. M's henchmen, including elephants with bat wings and gorilla arms, alligators with lobster arms and bird feet, and snakes with tiger arms and frog feet. Dr. M himself controls several giant monstrosities in his various fights, too.

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* In one of Kipling's ''Literature/JustSoStories'', the armadillo is a product of this trope, having been created when a hedgehog and a tortoise swapped defensive strategies with one another. The tortoise learned to curl into a ball, the hedgehog acquired armor plates, and the jaguar's mother re-named the resulting mix-and-match.

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* In episode 17 of ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'', Wolffy the wolf gives himself the wings of an owl in one of his attempts to catch the goats.
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->''"I made this half-pony half-monkey monster to please you,''\\
''But I get the feeling that you don't like it.''\\
''What's with all the screaming?''\\
''You like monkeys, you like ponies.''\\
''Maybe you don't like monsters so much.''\\
''Maybe I used too many monkeys.''\\
''Isn't it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a gift for you?"''

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->''"I made this half-pony half-monkey monster to please you,''\\
''But
you,\\
But
I get the feeling that you don't like it.''\\
''What's
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What's
with all the screaming?''\\
''You
screaming?\\
You
like monkeys, you like ponies.''\\
''Maybe
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Maybe
you don't like monsters so much.''\\
''Maybe
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Maybe
I used too many monkeys.''\\
''Isn't
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Isn't
it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a gift for you?"''



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* OurDragonsAreDifferent -- reptile with bat wings (western dragons) or generally a lion/snake mix (eastern dragons).



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-->Now the Monster was hideous to behold: he was cloathed with scales like a Fish (and they are his pride); he had wings like a Dragon, feet like a Bear, and out of his belly came Fire and Smoak; and his mouth was as the mouth of a Lion.

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-->Now -->''"Now the Monster was hideous to behold: he was cloathed with scales like a Fish (and they are his pride); he had wings like a Dragon, feet like a Bear, and out of his belly came Fire and Smoak; and his mouth was as the mouth of a Lion."''



-->'''Arthur:''' It is said to have the body of a lion, the wings of an eagle and [[BlatantLies the... face of a... bear]].

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-->'''Arthur:''' -->'''Arthur''': It is said to have the body of a lion, the wings of an eagle and [[BlatantLies the... face of a... bear]].



-->''No, my Chimpangoat's not the prettiest of creatures''\\
''My Donkeypede has the silliest of features''\\
''My lobsterroos don't like their claws''\\
''My Batraffes do fly into doors''

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-->''No, my Chimpangoat's not the prettiest of creatures''\\
''My
creatures\\
My
Donkeypede has the silliest of features''\\
''My
features\\
My
lobsterroos don't like their claws''\\
''My
claws\\
My
Batraffes do fly into doors''



---> ''"Eh, needs more toad."''
--->—Gulistan, Simic biomancer

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---> ''"Eh, needs more toad."''
--->—Gulistan,
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-- Gulistan,
Simic biomancer



* The forms of most werecreatures in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' are pretty straightforward man/beast in varying proportions (usually man->man with animal traits->three metre tall animal-man that bites people's heads off->dire animal->animal). The Moloke werelizards subvert this a little, since their warform isn't your generic human/crocodile mix, but a customizable chimera of various contemporary, prehistoric or not-at-all-historic scaled monstrosities. The chapter detailing the rules might as well be titled "Kaiju Creation For Dummies".

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* The forms of most werecreatures in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' are pretty straightforward man/beast in varying proportions (usually man->man man→man with animal traits->three traits→three metre tall animal-man that bites people's heads off->dire animal->animal).off→dire animal→animal). The Moloke werelizards subvert this a little, since their warform isn't your generic human/crocodile mix, but a customizable chimera of various contemporary, prehistoric or not-at-all-historic scaled monstrosities. The chapter detailing the rules might as well be titled "Kaiju Creation For Dummies".



--> Weepinbell: do you love me brother
--> Doduo: Be strong Clarence. Be strong for Mother.

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--> Weepinbell: ---> '''Weepinbell''': do you love me brother
--> Doduo:
brother\\
'''Doduo''':
Be strong Clarence. Be strong for Mother.



-->'''Al Gore:''' Manbearpig is real! I'm SUPER cereal!

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-->'''Al Gore:''' Gore''': Manbearpig is real! I'm SUPER cereal!



-->'''Candace:''' I just discovered why cows and frogs don't date.

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-->'''Candace:''' --->'''Candace''': I just discovered why cows and frogs don't date.



-->'''Candance, Jeremy and Baljeet:''' Oh my.\\
'''Buford:''' IfIHadANickel for every time I herd that...

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-->'''Candance, --->'''Candance, Jeremy and Baljeet:''' Baljeet''': Oh my.\\
'''Buford:''' '''Buford''': IfIHadANickel for every time I herd that...



--> I hope your Mom wasn't the hummingbird!

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--> I ''"I hope your Mom wasn't the hummingbird!hummingbird!"''


** The sequel, ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019'' depicts Mothra as resembling a wasp crossed with a mantis, with wings reminescent of a Monarch Butterfly and white fur like her original moth inspiration. She also seems to have a serrated bird-like beak that opens vertically (as opposed to horizontally like the old Toho version) and digitigrade, avian-looking hind legs.



* The Chimera (who resembles a three-headed monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent) is probably the most prominent of these, to the extent that a number of works of fiction use "Chimera" as a generic term for Mix And Match Critters of all sorts.

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* The Chimera (who resembles a three-headed monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent) serpent)[[labelnote:Note]]While depictions vary, the most common portrayal is resembling a lion, with a goat's head on its back and a tail tipped with a serpent's head, and sometimes goat hind legs as well.[[/labelnote]] is probably the most prominent of these, to the extent that a number of works of fiction use "Chimera" as a generic term for Mix And Match Critters of all sorts.



* Any discussion with Mix and Match critters must start with the platypus, the weirdest thing that ever lived. An animal originally considered so bizarre that it was dismissed as a hoax. It seems fairly benign today, but imagine someone in 1798 receiving pelts of a creature that looked like [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Platypus-sketch.jpg equal parts duck, beaver and otter]] that also laid eggs. And that was before the male was discovered to be ''venomous''.

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* Any discussion with Mix and Match critters must start with the platypus, easily one of the weirdest thing creatures that ever lived. An animal originally considered so bizarre that it was dismissed as a hoax. It seems fairly benign today, but imagine someone in 1798 receiving pelts of a creature that looked like [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Platypus-sketch.jpg equal parts duck, beaver and otter]] that also laid eggs. And that was before the male was discovered to be ''venomous''.


* The maned wolf is an animal that looks like a dog with the coloration of a fox and the legs of a deer, as they are disproportionately long for a canine species. The sound it makes it is called a roar-bark because it sounds like a cross between a roar and a bark. Their favorite food is a fruit similar to a tomato. So yeah, they are very strange.

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* The maned wolf is an animal found in South America that looks like a dog with the coloration of a fox and the legs of a deer, as they are disproportionately long for a canine species. The sound it makes it is called a roar-bark because it sounds like a cross between a roar and a bark. Their favorite food is a fruit similar to a tomato. tomato. And their urine smells like cannabis. So yeah, they are very strange.


* The maned wolf is an animal that looks like a dog with the coloration of a fox and the legs of a deer, as they are disproportionately long for a canine species. The sound it makes it is called a roar-bark because it sounds like a cross between a roar and a bark.

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* The maned wolf is an animal that looks like a dog with the coloration of a fox and the legs of a deer, as they are disproportionately long for a canine species. The sound it makes it is called a roar-bark because it sounds like a cross between a roar and a bark. Their favorite food is a fruit similar to a tomato. So yeah, they are very strange.


* The maned wolf is an animal that looks like a dog with the coloration of a fox and the legs of a deer, as they are disproportionately long for a canine species.

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* The maned wolf is an animal that looks like a dog with the coloration of a fox and the legs of a deer, as they are disproportionately long for a canine species. The sound it makes it is called a roar-bark because it sounds like a cross between a roar and a bark.

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