My favorite monsters from The X-Files
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For the most part The X-Files was an intense character study of two FBI agents struggling with their beliefs in the supernatural, in America and in each other. Sometimes, however, it was just a show about cool monsters. Here are some of my favorites.
Eugene Tooms ("Squeeze," "Tooms")
Tooms was so cool and creepy he had to be brought back for another appearance. What I liked best about Tooms was that he was one of the few monsters that looked totally human but was pure monster. Whether he was eating livers or squeezing through an air vent, Tooms was the first threat on the show to make me believe that monsters might actually exist.
Greg Pincus ("Folie a Deux")
The scariest thing about Pincus (AKA the giant bug creature) was the fact that he could only be seen by the one guy. As if it isn't bad enough that a giant cockroach is turning your coworkers into zombies, you're also unable to convince anyone that it's happening. You're forced to either sit by and watch or take matters into your own hands and hope that Pincus reverts to his monstrous form after he's dead, so you don't go to prison.
Rob Roberts ("Hungry")
Roberts, like Tooms, looks pretty normal during the day. Unlike Tooms, however, he seems to have a conscience. I think any of us who have been on a diet can identify with an insatiable hunger for meat. In poor Rob's case, it didn't matter how much meat he got, it was never enough.
Flukeman ("The Host")
If you can look at that picture of The Flukeman and not be scared, I want to hire you out as the toughest bodyguard ever. To make matters worse, there's no way to tell exactly how many Flukemen actually exist and they all begin life inside a human body. I don't know about you, but if I was in the shower and a Flukebaby came out of my mouth, I'd be done.
Wayne Weinsider ("Terms of Endearment")
As if a demon from hell isn't scary enough, Wayne has motives that are pretty unique. He wants to get married have a baby and live a normal life. Therein, lies the problem. After watching so many hours of Buffy, Angel and other similarly themed shows, I have a good idea about how to deal with a demon. Unfortunately, if a horned freak like Wayne told me that he wanted nothing more than to "settle down," I'd be stumped as to how to react.