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The power to use the abilities of classic monster archetypes. Variation of Monster Physiology and Fictional Trope Physiology.

Also Called

  • Archetypal Monster/Creature Mimicry/Physiology
  • Archetype:Classic Monster
  • Horror Monster/Creature Mimicry/Physiology
  • Iconic Monster/Creature Mimicry/Physiology
  • Movie Monster/Creature Mimicry/Physiology


The user is or has the ability to take on the form of a classic monster. A monster that has become a long standing and iconic archetype in the horror genre and fiction in general. Monsters that are so recognized that they can be seen as a species of monster rather then a singular, unique entity or character.

Typically, this form of monster is defined by being closely affiliated with pop culture rather then mythology and folklore, but in some cases, monsters that are rooted in folklore have been given an identity in media and most representations of these monsters are derivative of their film counterparts, such as with vampires and Dracula.


Retro Classics - Monster archetypes that are long-standing classics in the horror genre and fiction in general.

New Age Classics - Monster archetypes that are more recent than Retro classics but have established themselves as reoccurring figures in pop culture.



Known Users

See Also: Monster Mash

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