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  • Last Res0rt has its own set of mooks: The Star Org. The organization that White Noise was (un)fortunate enough to be expelled from is used as a security force on the station, but even some of the ''villains'' will pick on these folks.
    • ...well, maybe just Veled
  • Minions At Work. All of it.
  • In The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!, the thuggish leader of the local Bigfoot tribe is named Mook.
  • The Urrt in The Challenges of Zona.
  • The Order of the Stick: "Sacrificing minions: is there any problem it can't solve?"
    • Deconstructed. It was the Sapphire Guard's disregard for goblins that led to Redcloak's mission; he later suffers a Villainous BSoD of his own when he realizes he's treated his own hobgoblin mooks the exact same way.
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    • It doesn't help that in this universe, goblins and other monster races were created by the gods explicitly to serve as XP fodder for their clerics (as laid out in the prequel book). Redcloak's Rage Against the Heavens seems more justified in the light of this revelation.
    • Averted in this strip when a character rejects her fate as a mook.
  • The Sudanese rebels of Cry Havoc are fought and annihilated seemingly just to prove how dangerous the mercenaries are. The plot only really starts once they are all killed.
  • The Frogera serve this role in Fite!, though they seem to be tougher than the average Mook.
  • In Impure Blood, the attacking forces. With Glowing Red Eyes. (Historically, the Ancients protected humanity from "black armies".
  • In Endstone, Jon's Toadmen.
  • Minion Comics focuses on a group of completely incompetent Mooks undermining their evil overlord.
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  • In Sinfest, Lil' Evil goes looking for them.
  • Commedia 2X00 has Dottore's island-fortress-lab patrolled by a few different species of robot mook, but the most common seems to be the Nonny: an armless Shyguy wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, speaking entirely in the words "hey" and "nonny". Arlecchino remarks to one that they seem harmless, and it responds by grabbing him with tentacles out of the eye-holes on the mask.
  • Erfworld is set in a RPG-Mechanics Verse that revolves around warfare, where most people and creatures (except a few special ones like casters and heirs) are literally created to fill this role.
    • Parson has little Heroic BSoD when he realises that he killed around a small nation worth of soldiers. While others think of them as mere units, Parson considers them real people.
  • In El Goonish Shive, the not-really-flaming fire summons fulfill this role. They are so harmless to Greg and Grace that they use them as training dummies to teach Grace a sleeper hold.
  • The soldiers in Blitzcrafter seem to exist only for two reasons: To look menacing and betray the shiny outside of the city, and to be mowed down in mass by the main character.
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  • In Homestuck, this is the in-universe role of the Underlings, especially the Imps.
  • Concerned spends a few strips detailing the life and death of a random Overwatch Soldier. His buddies attempt to avenge him; it doesn't go well.
  • In The Last Days of FOXHOUND The Sorrow chews out Liquid over his past killing. Liquid's excuse of "they're just mooks" doesn't fly with him.
    Liquid Snake: Dude, he's just a goon.
    The Sorrow: Tell that to Mr. and Mrs. goon!
  • Goblins is actually an attempt to explore the other side of this trope by starting off in a goblin battle camp, with a handful of goblins guarding a chest, and what happens when an adventuring party stumbles upon them. The surviving goblins become adventurers, and attempt to change their lives, making the Always Chaotic Evil Elite Guards into mooks.
  • The Adventures of Dr. McNinja: Plays with it, and plays it for laughs. The Doc has no trouble killing guards and mooks. In one comic, there's a guard happily strolling around thinking of his family, when he gets his neck snapped, and the Doctor misunderstands what he was talking about it.
    • When the Doc kills a bunch of Ninja mooks, the mother of one of them calls him out on it... at the funeral for The Doc's mentor who the ninja mooks had ruthlessly gunned down. Despite this he still has nightmares about killing all those people.
  • In xkcd, Cueball does not enjoy his new FPS mod.


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