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Basic Trope: A bizarre entity that defies the established rules of a work's universe.

  • Deconstructed:
    • The incomprehensible monster is in such defiance of our universe's rules that it can't function properly in our universe.
    • The Incomprehensible Entity has a mind completely alien to humans and operates on Blue-and-Orange Morality. It isn't evil, just... different. It's behavior is thus just as likely to be beneficial to humans as detrimental; there just doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it that a human could make sense of.
  • Reconstructed:
    • The monster's explicit goal in our universe is removing its inability to function properly / be comprehended / etc.
    • Humans are just as alien and incomprehensible to Sro'vru as Sro'vru itself is to Humans, and it is thus largely futile and/or psychologically unhealthy for either group to spend much effort trying to cognitively process the other.
  • Played For Laughs:
    • Since the monster is incomprehensible, humans perceive it as silly or inane things, like a taco that poops ice cream.
    • Since the monster is incomprehensible, humans can't tell it's not actually a threat, since it’s actually six inches tall.
  • Played For Drama:

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