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.A monster is any fictional dangerous or hideous creature, usually in legend or horror fiction.^ Qui-Gon Jinn In the fictional Star Wars Universe, the sando aqua monster was a massive carnivorous sea creature that lived in the oceans of Naboo.
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The word monster derives from the latin word monstrum, meaning "omen", from the root of monere ("to warn") and also meaning "prodigy" or "miracle".
.The word connotes something wrong or evil; a monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, and/or a freak of nature.^ And when the Endeavour is fromward something, it is generally called AVERSION. These words Appetite, and Aversion we have from the Latines; and they both of them signifie the motions, one of approaching, the other of retiring.

^ For the rule of manners, without civil government, is the law of nature; and in it, the law civil, that determineth what is honest and dishonest; what is just and unjust; and generally what is good and evil.
  • Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes 9 January 2010 12:29 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: Original source]

It can also be applied figuratively to a person with similar characteristics.

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Monsters in legend

The Head of Medusa by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1618.

Monsters in film

Pre-World War II

Hollywood's interpretation of Frankenstein's monster, played by Boris Karloff.
During the age of silent movies, monsters tended to be human-sized, e.g., Frankenstein's monster, the Golem, and vampires. The film Siegfried featured a dragon that was actually a giant puppet on tracks. .A few movie dinosaurs were created with the use of stop-motion animated models, as in RKO's King Kong, the first giant monster film of the sound era.^ Son of King García VI Ramírez and Marguerite de l'Aigle, he was the first to use the title "King of Navarre" as the sole designation of his kingdom, dropping ..
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Universal Studios specialized in monsters, with Bela Lugosi's reprising his stage role, Dracula, and Boris Karloff playing Frankenstein's monster. The studio also made several lesser films, such as Man-Made Monster, starring Lon Chaney, Jr. as an electrically reanimated zombie.
There was also a variant of Dr. Frankenstein, the mad surgeon Dr. Gogol (played by Peter Lorre), who transplanted hands that were reanimated with malevolent temperaments, in the film Mad Love.
Werewolves were introduced in films during this period, and similar creatures were presented in Cat People. Mummies were cinematically depicted as fearsome monsters as well. .As for giant creatures, the Flash Gordon serial used a costumed actor to depict a large dragon.^ It appears the Flash Gordon T.V. series was produced in order to prepare common Earthlings for the eventual rise of the Royal Race of the Aliens Redeemed.

The cinematic monster cycle eventually wore thin, having a comedic turn in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).

Post World War II

Original Godzilla movie poster.
.After World War II, however, giant monsters returned to the screen with a vigor that has been causally linked to the development of nuclear weapons.^ It was the site of a World War II massacre.
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^ During the World War II the town was a site of one of the sub-camps of the Mauthausen-Gu..
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^ Bernhard was a charismatic and popular figure among the majority of the Dutch people for his service as a pilot during World War II and his efforts at rebuilding the war-torn nation afterwards.

.October 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] One early example occurred in the American film The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, which was about a dinosaur that attacked a lighthouse.^ The valley has a population of about 20,000 residents living in the communities of Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Los Alamos, and Ballard.
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^ Personal life Sandra Keith is one of about 20 alumni of the National Sport School (lo..
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^ Because American newspapers are filled with stories about how the Jews of Florida fear and mistrust Obama, Joe Dee and his attack on me is topicle.

.Subsequently, there were Japanese film depictions, (Godzilla, Gamera), British depictions (Gorgo), and even Scandinavian depictions (Reptilicus), of giant monsters attacking cities.^ Instead, he seemed to ape the utterly false meme that talk radio was some giant politically unified monster for which there was no real counterweight.
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.The most recent depiction of a giant monster is the monster in J. J. Abrams's Cloverfield, which was released in theaters January 18, 2008. The intriguing proximity of other planets brought the notion of extraterrestrial monsters to the big screen, some of which were huge in size, (such as King Ghidorah and Gigan), while others were of a more human scale.^ The film, which was banned from release at some theaters and publicly protested at many others, became a tipping point for the American culture wars.

^ But if they, or any other, relate any such stories of their own knowledge, they shall not thereby confirm the more such vain reports; but discover their own Infirmity, or Fraud.

^ And of Names Universall, some are of more, and some of lesse extent; the larger comprehending the lesse large: and some again of equall extent, comprehending each other reciprocally.

.During this period, the fish-man monster Gill-man was developed in the film series Creature from the Black Lagoon.^ It appears in the television series Sliders (episode "Double Cross") and in the film Demolition Man, but is different in each appearance.
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Britain's Hammer Film Productions brought colour to the monster movies in the late 1950s. .Around this time, the earlier Universal films were usually shown on American television by independent stations (rather than network stations) by using announcers with strange personae, who gained legions of young fans.^ American film and television actress.
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^ Sandbagging (drag racing) Sandbagging is a term used in drag racing when a racer has a dial-in time much slower than the car can actually perform.
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^ Sanjay (Fairly oddParents) Sanjay is the name of a young Indian emigrant on the American animated television series The Fairly Odd Parents.
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.Although they have since changed considerably, movie monsters did not entirely disappear from the big screen as they did in the late 1940s.^ And they did so, not by calling for the silencing of big media or of anyone supporting John Kerry's campaign for president; they did it by simply bringing forth the truth and the evidence that supported it.
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^ Santana Blues Band The Santana Blues Band, later known as simply Santana, is a rather quickly changing formation of musicians who accompany Carlos Santana since the late 60’s.
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Occasionally, monsters are depicted as friendly or misunderstood creatures. King Kong & Frankenstein are two examples of misunderstood creatures. Frankenstein's Monster is frequently depicted in this manner, in films such as Monster Squad and Van Helsing. The Hulk is an example of the "Monster as Hero" archetype. The theme of the "Friendly Monster" is pervasive in pop-culture. Chewbacca, Elmo, and Shrek are notable examples of friendly "monsters". The creatures of Monsters .Inc. scare children in order to create energy for running machinery, while the furry monsters of The Muppets and Sesame Street live in harmony with animals and humans alike.^ [Taiwan] is a living, breathing example that things can be different, that the world does not need a communist party in Beijing in order to have a reasonably run and prosperous Chinese society.
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Monsters in gaming

.Monsters are commonly used in fantasy or role-playing games, especially role-playing video games, when a large number of enemies to fight against are needed.^ Sanguine Productions Sanguine Productions is a production house founded in 1997 for producing role-playing games such as Ironclaw, Jadeclaw, Albedo: Platinum Catalyst, and Usagi Yojimbo.
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^ This locomotive included engineering features that hadn't been used before in locomotive construction and it played an integral role in the railroad history of Ohio.
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^ Spencer Tracy, playing a supporting role as a priest, used this..
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However, the idea has been used across every genre to varying degrees. .These can include aliens, all types of legendary creatures, or mutated versions of regular animals.^ Just like slime mold that comes in many different flavors but is chiefly slime mold, so these orthocrats are just different versions of the same animal.
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However, sentient fictional races are usually not referred to as monsters. .Other times, the term can carry a neutral connotation, such as in the Pokémon franchise, where it is used to refer to fictional creatures that may resemble, but are not, real world animals.^ Sandshrew is a fictional character of the Pokémon franchise.
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^ And therefore, though the creation of the world, and after that the destruction of all living creatures in the universal deluge, were admirable works; yet because they were not done to procure credit to any prophet or other minister of God, they use not to be called miracles.
  • Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes 9 January 2010 12:29 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: Original source]
  • LEVIATHAN 9 January 2010 12:29 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

^ An idol, or mere figment of the brain, may be personated, as were the gods of the heathen, which, by such officers as the state appointed, were personated, and held possessions, and other goods, and rights, which men from time to time dedicated and consecrated unto them.
  • Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes 9 January 2010 12:29 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: Original source]
  • LEVIATHAN 9 January 2010 12:29 UTC www.constitution.org [Source type: Original source]

Characters in games may refer to all animals as "monsters".

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References


Gaming

Up to date as of January 31, 2010
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.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ Well, there was apparently supposed to be an in-game walkthrough, but the response was more like a placeholder: "[insert walkthru]."

^ Walkthrough for the Tropical Underground Shrine Save your Game at the Save Point to one side of the entrance to the Underground Shrine.
  • Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest MoonCave & Beastiary FAQ/guide - IGNFAQs 11 September 2009 0:39 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What's also fun about the game is that you, as the player, actually know more about your situation in some ways than the PC does.

.An enemy is any sort of computer-controlled NPC or entity that tries to harm you.^ Also, if he tries 2 look presentable in front of you or uses cologne of some sort then there's a sign.

^ But you can't do a lot with any of the NPCs (such as they are) no matter what you try.

^ Unfortunately, your home computer may cause some glitches that effect how you see our Site -- and that is beyond our control.
  • The Amazing Racist | SPIKE 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.They are sometimes called monsters or bad guys.^ They are sometimes called the “laws of nature,” but this is a misnomer except in special circumstances (to be considered later) when they are recognized to be the commands of a God or of a civil sovereign.
  • Online Library of Liberty - 1: Introduction to Leviathan - Hobbes on Civil Association 9 January 2010 12:29 UTC oll.libertyfund.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They are sometimes called the San Francisco Brown Twins.
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^ They're creating three things: victims, bad guys, and good guys.
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.In many games, the common enemies are almost as recognizable and iconic of the series they appear in as the main characters, such as Goombas from the Mario series or Metroids from the Metroid series.^ I'm also wondering, how many main characters are in the game?
  • The Official Final Fantasy XII Thread [Archive] - Page 2 - The Superhero Hype! Boards 18 September 2009 16:37 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: General]

^ In the TV series Empty Nest , the main character, a pediatrician, facetiously speculates that kryptonite, though harmful to Superman, may be of medical benefit to Spider-Man .
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^ On the mainland, many of the special characters used by the larger dialects, such as Cantonese, have fallen out of use because they were essentially not allowed to be printed.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy - Seattle Public Schools' Web Site Says Individualism is a Form of "Cultural Racism": 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC volokh.com [Source type: Original source]

.While there is some criticism towards the use of bosses, almost everyone likes enemies, because they're easy to kill, and killing things is fun.^ Everyone they're friends with is online.
  • Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy 12 September 2009 8:23 UTC shirky.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Seems like an easy thing to do.
  • Daily Kos: Rep. Roy Blunt's racist "monkey joke" (Updated) 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They’re fringe because they’re weird.
  • Patterico's Pontifications » That Quote Most of You Called “Racist” Was Written by Robert Stacy McCain 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC patterico.com [Source type: Original source]

.And because enemies often drop power-ups, beating them up can be something to look forward to.^ I chained a whopping 123 skeletons.....after 123 100xp monsters, it's hard to keep up that kind of patience for enemies that only drop 1/3 of that.
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^ I saw something like that on the street, even I would beat him up, and I'm white.
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^ If you don't see a link for what you're looking for, then it's your responsibility to write something up and send it in.
  • Pop Culture Madness - January 2009 Popular Culture News, Entertainment and Trivia 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.popculturemadness.com [Source type: General]

.Enemies are basically a tool used by developers to keep the game going and pace out levels between boss fights.^ It's where you just go out and fight enemies to level up.
  • The Official Final Fantasy XII Thread [Archive] - Page 2 - The Superhero Hype! Boards 18 September 2009 16:37 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: General]

^ The GripBoard is going to find out by creating higher achievement levels of crush and by process of elimination we will find the Strongest crusher who chooses to put it on the line.
  • The GripBoard Mash Monster Elite 6 February 2010 12:34 UTC www.mashmonster.com [Source type: General]

^ Tavin were throwing snowballs at each other on d street i m not going to fight you," tavin told the man mob boss son caught on tape - in unrelated fraud case.
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.As games advance, enemies are becoming more and more involved in the gameplay.^ The Olympic City volunteer Program began as a modest effort to get EMC’s Asian Circle members involved with the Olympic Games and create more awareness of EMC in the China region.

^ Much like a chair, the game becomes even more familiar and comfortable as it matures and ages.
  • Civilization 4 - Kurt Squire, Shree Durga, Ben Devane | ETC-Press (Beta) 10 February 2010 13:29 UTC www.etc.cmu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Bioware's games on the other hand are becoming more cinematic and visually spectacular.
  • The Official Final Fantasy XII Thread [Archive] - Page 2 - The Superhero Hype! Boards 18 September 2009 16:37 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: General]

For example, in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Link could steal weapons from enemies, and lure them away with bait. .In Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, enemies could be 'hijacked' with magic and used to complete physical puzzles that would be otherwise fatal to the player.^ And if you think it could never happen on the western side of the pond, Ted Kennedy would be very happy to prove otherwise.
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^ They could have had the main character be black, or had the game take place somewhere else, or made the enemies less human and it would have been just as fun to play.
  • Resident Evil 5 Racism Debate Revived | GameLife | Wired.com 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ If we let all the banked cards show, the player who drew the 3 of swords could see all the other swords cards banked and would know that he should draw again.

.In Metal Gear Solid and some similar stealth-type games, the focus is not on attacking enemies head-on, but rather sneaking around them (or eliminating them in a covert manner).^ I suspect some of it has to do with weakening the criticism by attacking the critic(s), instead of addressing head-on whatever piece of the proposal is being criticized.
  • Racism? 3 February 2010 17:38 UTC cafehayek.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But rather than attempt to slay it and drag it away, the game proceeds apace, with runners, kickers, and throwers zipping around it.
  • Working Around Leviathan - Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. - Mises Institute 9 January 2010 12:29 UTC mises.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker PSP bundles revealed 11 days ago .
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Notable enemies


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