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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    For American monsters I'd start in with bloody bones, bloody mary, the loup garou, the mothman, the motherfuckin' hook-handed hitch hiker, evil clowns (evil clowns really are an American invention!), Lovecraft's entire oeuvre, the masque of the red death

    I mean if you want to get down to it we have a pretty good gallery that we've built up over the course of some 450 years

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    RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    BugBoy wrote: »
    I had no real interest in yokai watch, but I am definitely intrigued by the USA theme

    I would be down for Americana monster battles

    That's the third game. The first and second aren't America-themed.

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Jersey devil is American isn't it

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Jersey devil is American isn't it

    Yeah

    And Bigfoot

    There aren't none, I just don't think of us as having a library like celtic or british folk tradition

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    For less spooky folk creatures you've got hoop snakes, jackelopes, and babe the blue ox

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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Most folk traditions have been building up their monsters for literally thousands upon thousands of years, they've just had more time

    But we imported most of their shit anyway! Who cares!

    Then you start adding in First Nations or Inuit monsters and things get really hairy

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Yeah, the US kinda didn't exist in the more "folklore" period of human history

    But we've made up for it with the most fruitful gift to human storytelling

    Slenderman

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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    There is a beast among the inuit that hunts people of particularly great spiritual power, an eater of shamans, and it may walk in the shape of a bear or an orca or all sorts of things

    That's a terrifying idea on its own

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    I know you're joking but does slenderman even count as American folklore

    Given that it was invented on the Internet it seems dicey to ascribe him to any one country of origin, people from all over the world have contributed to that dumb thing

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    oh yeah I mean the native american tradition has some awesome monsters

    I was talking up the Wendigo in the Superhero thread the other day!

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    I know you're joking but does slenderman even count as American folklore

    Given that it was invented on the Internet it seems dicey to ascribe him to any one country of origin, people from all over the world have contributed to that dumb thing

    what joking

    slenderman is awesome

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Wyborn wrote: »
    There is a beast among the inuit that hunts people of particularly great spiritual power, an eater of shamans, and it may walk in the shape of a bear or an orca or all sorts of things

    That's a terrifying idea on its own

    I forget what indigenous tribe it comes from but there's also the Skinwalker

    Which is basically just a body snatcher but that is pretty much the spookiest possible name for that kind of creature

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    TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    I did say monsters you guys not Folk heroes

    I mean I was joking but I kind of don't know what you mean

    unless you mean Native American folklore, there are very few 'American' monsters

    Theyll probably use vampires and werewolves and such . I dont know for sure because theres like no info about 3 beside the location.

    Those are European monsters

    Id say the americanized versions from movies are what most people recognize

    Honestly, is there anything more American than watered down Americanized versions of things from other cultures?
    Have we talked about this Retro tweet?



    I'd be up for anything from them...

    "Can you dig it?", huh?

    Retro making an Iron Man game confirmed;
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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    I know you're joking but does slenderman even count as American folklore

    Given that it was invented on the Internet it seems dicey to ascribe him to any one country of origin, people from all over the world have contributed to that dumb thing

    what joking

    slenderman is awesome

    Slenderman was kinda cool at one point and then got driven straight into the ground

    Much like most things that are a product of Internet culture

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I thought marble hornets was real real good for a while

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    oh yeah I mean the native american tradition has some awesome monsters

    I was talking up the Wendigo in the Superhero thread the other day!

    Couldn't really use them because of copyright issues but there's definitely some superheroes that are essentially modern folk heroes

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    I know you're joking but does slenderman even count as American folklore

    Given that it was invented on the Internet it seems dicey to ascribe him to any one country of origin, people from all over the world have contributed to that dumb thing

    marble hornets was the first big slenderman thing and it was located in america, and the creator of the idea itself is american

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    I thought marble hornets was real real good for a while

    the first season, yes

    everything after that is just silly

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    BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    I did say monsters you guys not Folk heroes

    I mean I was joking but I kind of don't know what you mean

    unless you mean Native American folklore, there are very few 'American' monsters

    Theyll probably use vampires and werewolves and such . I dont know for sure because theres like no info about 3 beside the location.

    Those are European monsters

    Id say the americanized versions from movies are what most people recognize

    Honestly, is there anything more American than watered down Americanized versions of things from other cultures?

    No, so let us also consider Frankenstein's monster (young Frankenstein vers)

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    The wizard of oz books have all sorts of weird shit that qualifies

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    I know you're joking but does slenderman even count as American folklore

    Given that it was invented on the Internet it seems dicey to ascribe him to any one country of origin, people from all over the world have contributed to that dumb thing

    what joking

    slenderman is awesome

    Slenderman was kinda cool at one point and then got driven straight into the ground

    Much like most things that are a product of Internet culture

    no slenderman is still really cool

    the various internet series made that include it are hella lame, not Slenderman

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    American monsters are like...well, aside from Sasquatch and maybe Wendigo...you have things from Native American culture.

    And I dunno, capturing a trickster Raven might not be as neat as catching Fenris.

    ravens are cooler than wolves ever day

    The trickster Raven is colorful as shit and did things like steal the sun and trick the moon, or some shit.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    At this point I am absolutely reaching but I for one would push to include Octo Stalin

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    He's a completely normal Russian dictator disguising his despotism as communism

    No reason to think he's anything other than one of history's greatest human monsters!

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Does Uncle Sam count as a folklore monster? He should.

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    I'm assuming that for these purposes humanoid folk figures are out

    Because America has a TON of folk heroes

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Yeah, it would be awkward to be capturing a bunch of monsters that are basically people in funny clothes. Unless they go the Pokemon route and make them humanoid-shaped but still weirdly monsterish, like the -chans.

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Does Uncle Sam count as a folklore monster? He should.

    No, but George Washington should:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7iVsdRbhnc

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Oh little green men from Mars/greys would be another American folk creature

    Also government-controlling lizardmen/mole people

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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Actually, the steel-driving machine that killed John Henry would be pretty interesting...

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    KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    there are also a lot of local folk monsters in america

    I grew up being terrified by stories of the Goat Man

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    I didnt realize until relatively recently how much of a fuckin bummer the story of john Henry is

    He both won the bet and conclusively proved that man can't match the machine

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    HunteraHuntera Rude Boy Registered User regular
    Kilroy wrote: »
    there are also a lot of local folk monsters in america

    I grew up being terrified by stories of the Goat Man

    michigan dogman, go!

    http://www.michigan-dogman.com/

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    RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    I didnt realize until relatively recently how much of a fuckin bummer the story of john Henry is

    He both won the bet and conclusively proved that man can't match the machine

    Obviously John Henry inspired. Also Gravity Falls would be a great place to draw some monsters from.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7yFMVS8Smc

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited June 2015
    When is someone gonna make a Pecos Bill game

    I wanna ride tornados across the American prarie, catchin' bad guys with my trusty lasso snake

    Speed Racer on
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    RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    Does it have to be the US, or can we extend to Canada, central, and south america?

    Cause I want to put Chupacabra on the list

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    WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    When is someone gonna make a Pecos Bill game

    I wanna ride tornados across the American prarie, catchin' bad guys with my trusty lasso snake

    This has sparked something in my memory from so far back it predates my memory becoming crystallized and concrete

    I used to have a... thing I'd watch. Pecos Bill was the subject. I remember it being a cartoon, and being sort of somber. I remember everything looking sort of flat. Dark color palette? Maybe

    God

    This is going to bother me for hours

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Other American folk creatures: sewer gators and snipes

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    RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    Wyborn wrote: »
    When is someone gonna make a Pecos Bill game

    I wanna ride tornados across the American prarie, catchin' bad guys with my trusty lasso snake

    This has sparked something in my memory from so far back it predates my memory becoming crystallized and concrete

    I used to have a... thing I'd watch. Pecos Bill was the subject. I remember it being a cartoon, and being sort of somber. I remember everything looking sort of flat. Dark color palette? Maybe

    God

    This is going to bother me for hours

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QIOZAsCxZ8

    @Wyborn ?

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