The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time Fictional Characters
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The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

List Criteria: Any monster from film, literature or myth

This list of the greatest monsters and creatures of all time ranks the scary, the sly, the freaky, the brutal and the dangerous. Everyone loves the monster, especially when it creeps into your dreams at night. Now, rank your favorite monsters from books and movies to determine which of these strangest creatures reigns supreme. Just think, this list could help answer the question, "Which monster rules?" If you see any awesome monsters that are missing, add them. And if you really want to impact this list's ranking, reorder your own list as you see fit and add it.

What are the most awesome monsters and creatures of all time? This list will help you determine which of these creatures are cool and amazing. Yes, while some of them may be a bit weird and strange, there's no questioning how awesome they are. That's for sure. Vote for the best movie monsters and creatures from pop culture. 
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    the people's #1 & most listed Dragon Mythology

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    Werewolf

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    Alien, Alien vs. Predator, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

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    Godzilla vs. Gigan, Godzilla, Godzilla: Final Wars

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    Kraken

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    Middle-earth

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    A Shoggoth on the Roof, Cthulhu Mythos

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    Zombie

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    Hydra

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    ranked low on reranks & added by sjblanch1984 Hercules, Xanadu

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    King Kong, The Mighty Kong

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    Natural Born Killers, Casino Royale, The Ghost of Frankenstein

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    Hercules

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    The Basilisk

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    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the ...

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    Gremlin Gremlins

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    Mermaid

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Thing The Thing

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Fly The Fly

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    ranked low on reranks Vampire

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    ranked low on reranks Griffin

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    Angel

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    added by LimXuanMinLoneWolf Wrath of the Titans, Ariadne's Thread, Inkheart Greek Mythology

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    Beowulf

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    Unicorn

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Satyr

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    ranked low on reranks Creature from the Black Lagoon

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    ranked low on reranks Demon

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChangesDownClub Vampire

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    Centaur

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    Ghost

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    Nymphs

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    Elf

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    Harpy

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    Shapeshifter

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    Cloverfield Monster Cloverfield

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    added by analise.dubner Kaiju Giant, city-stomping Japanese monsters

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    Fairy

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    Chupacabra

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    Monsters University, Monsters, Inc., Mike's New Car

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    Nosferatu

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    Cthulhu Mythos

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