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  • Director Phil Coulson from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was killed by Loki in The Avengers only to be brought back to life days later using alien dna. Then in Season 2 he had his left hand cut off only to be replaced in the next season by a cybernetic one, making the much beloved character a very badass Undead Alien Cyborg Spy.
  • In the 1998 action TV show Air America we have the two male leads Reo Arnett and Wiley Farrell, who are navy fighter pilots cross trained as Navy SEA Ls working as undercover spies.
  • Angel:
    • One episode has Spike asking the titular character: "A vampire detective? What's next? Vampire cowboy?note  Vampire fireman? Vampire ballerina?"''
    • The comic continuation of Angel featured a movie Very Loosely Based On Angel's Life that explained the dinosaurs had been killed by a vampiric Tyrannosaurus Rex.
    • Season 5 also had Cyborg Ninja Assassins. And one of them could also hide himself inside a glamour. There's also a passing reference to El Diablo Robotico.
    • Amnesiac!Cordelia in season 4 refers to Wolfram & Hart as an "evil ninja law firm".
  • One episode of The Armando Ianucci Shows [sic] involved the line: "My job is to make sure that the sharks are properly fastened to the airplane wings." I want that man's job.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Adam, the Big Bad of season 4, is a zombie soldier-robot-demon cyborg megalomaniac.
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    • The Gorch brothers, a pair of one-shot villains, are cowboy vampires.
  • Danger 5 is full of these, from mind-controlled Nazi dinosaur-men, to music-crazed electric-guitarist gunslinger prehistoric primates, to a talking, weaponised robot dog.
  • The Spike reality show Deadliest Warrior is based on this trope. They match up the best warriors throughout history and attempt to determine who would win with SCIENCE! So far Pirate beats Knight, Spartan beats Ninja, Samurai beats Viking, and Apache beats Gladiator.
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Daleks are Nazi Super Soldier Mutants with Powered Armour. Their rivals the Cybermen, introduced a few years later, are cyborgs.
    • "The Web of Fear" has probably the most extreme example in the Doctor Who Classic series: Eldritch Abomination-controlled robotic Yeti that produce spiderwebs fighting the British army in the London Underground.
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    • "The Space Pirates" has cowboy pirate astronauts, as does the audio drama "Return of the Rocket Men".
    • Madame Vastra, a hot lesbian Victorian samurai lizard with a ninja Cockney maid wife. Also? They Fight Crime!.
    • Another one: River Song is an Adventurer Archaeologist Action Girl Half-Human Hybrid that was trained to be a Super Soldier.
    • The Foretold from "Mummy on the Orient Express" is an alien cyborg soldier from an ancient civilisation, which has the appearance of a Mummy and kills by leeching energy from its victims like a vampire.
    • The Big Finish Doctor Who audios have a nearly literal example in recurring villain Nimrod, a vampire cyborg mad scientist in a suit of polycarbide Powered Armour (basically the same thing the Daleks wear, only built for a human).
  • A number of challenges on the makeup-F/X game show Face/Off invoke this trope, using themes like "Zombie Apocalypse In Wonderland".
  • The Reavers of Firefly are chemically-altered xenophobic cannibal rapists zombies.
  • Starting in the second season of Fringe we get Shapeshifting Cyborg Assassins from a parallel world.
  • Game of Thrones: Benjen Stark is this, or more precisely, he is a noble born Night's Watch First Ranger who is also essentially a zombie.
  • Hiccups mentions a 'fantasy-romance' novel involving a robot and werewolf pirates.
  • The Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger can transform into any previous sentai. This leads to priates turning into ninjas and samurai among other things. Their Mecha Gokai-Oh is a more straight example, as it's a pirate robot that can turn into, among other things, a dragon pirate robot, a police pirate robot with gatling guns, a pirate robot centaur with a giant mechanical lion for it's lower body, a samurai pirate robot and a ninja pirate robot.
  • Crops up in various places in Kamen Rider:
    • The dhampyr Kamen Rider Kiva, which, thanks to having a "flight-style" form, was heavily theorized to be the Dragon Fangire. Our Vampires Are Different, indeed.
    • A number of shows seem to be designed by taking two random concepts and mashing them together. Kamen Rider Gaim, for instance, centers around samurai and fruits. Kamen Rider Ex-Aid is about doctors and video games.
    • Greater-Scope Villain organization Foundation X, which appears in Kamen Rider Double and several crossover movies, specializes in creating these by blending the various sources of superpowers available from the shows in the crossover.
  • The original Kolchak: The Night Stalker sometimes veered into this trope when it adapted old horror icons for its 1970s setting, as with their Headless Undead Avenging Biker.
  • The 2009 German action series Lasko: die Faust Gottes ("Lasko: the Fist of God") features a Bare-Fisted Monk (from a German monastery that emphasizes fighting skills) on secret missions for The Pope. Think of it as Kung Fu meets The Avengers in Germany. Produced by Action Concept, the people who gave you Alarm für Cobra 11. Consequently, expect lots of Chase Scenes and Stuff Blowing Up.
  • The Late Late Show: Craig Ferguson's new sidekick is a gay robot skeleton named Geoff Peterson. And he's got a mohawk.
  • In The Middleman, Wendy Watson and the Middleman have fought so far: an evil genius trying to take over the mob with apes, a mystical Terracotta warrior intent on bringing about The End of the World as We Know It, a secret organization of luchadores, a talk show host that hunts aliens in a Most Dangerous Game, a potential Zombie Apocalypse caused by flying fish, and five alien warlords disguised as a boy band.
  • In an episode of My Babysitter's a Vampire, Doug Falconhawk mentions "ectoplasm from a ghost Sasquatch".
    • In Independence Daze, Rory spends the whole episode carrying around a vampire Sasquatch doll.
  • From The Mysteries Of Laura:
    Laura Diamond: Well, if we're making up our own job titles now, I'm "Kick-ass Goddess Detective"!
  • One of Lister's favourite movies in Red Dwarf is "Attack of the Surfboarding Killer Bikini Vampire Girls".
  • Apparently, Evan of Royal Pains was a Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot for Halloween one year as a kid.
  • A double-mundane example from Scrubs: "Knife-wreeeench! For kids."
  • The popularity of Star Trek's Borg stems at least partially from the fact that they are zombie cyborgs. IN SPACE!.
    • In Star Trek: First Contact, the Borg were actually called "bionic zombies".
    • Seven of Nine, even though she's been freed from the Borg Collective, has demonstrated that she's a capable cyborg ninja on several occasions.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has Odo, an starfish alien shapeshifter cop.
  • Star Trek: Picard:
    • When the other crew members explain to Jurati that the Qowat Milat is an order of Romulan warrior nuns, she exclaims, "That's a real thing?! How bizarre."
    • After Raffi informs Rios what she knows about Seven of Nine, he describes the latter as "the ex-Borg Fenris Ranger from the Delta Quadrant."
  • In the Supernatural episode "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02), we hear about werewolf Siamese twins.
    • There was also Benny, who was a vampire pirate (or as Dean calls it, "vampirate") before meeting Dean in Purgatory.
  • The Another blatant Power Rangers knock-off - Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills.
  • Warlow from True Blood is an immortal vampire/fae hybrid who was turned by vampire goddess Lilith herself.
  • Ultraman, who is an intergalactic policeman, looking like somewhere between a robot and a fish, that fights aliens and dinosaurs by using Greco-Roman wrestling, rings of death shaped like buzz saws and his hands being used as a water gun, among other things. He occasionally deals with the Baltans, a race of psychic ninja alien lobsters.
  • In The Vampire Diaries, Klaus is the son of a witch and a werewolf who was turned into a vampire, making him a werewolf/vampire hybrid. He eventaully gains the ability turns other werewolves into hybrids like himself. Klaus's daughter Hope (born during the events of The Originals, later the star of Legacies) ends up inheriting her grandmother's witch powers and her father's werewolf gene, which makes her a Witch/Werewolf/Vampire hybrid.

  • The 1978 made for TV movie KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park (titled Attack of the Phantoms in Europe) features the 70's rockers as superheroes who draw their powers from a set of ancient talismans battling an army of superpowered androids (including robot clones of themselves in the grand finale) created by a Mad Scientist in the middle of an amusement park to a groovy disco soundtrack, all because said scientist thought holding a concert in the park was a waste of company resources.


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