History CarnivoreConfusion / ComicBooks

31st Jul '16 9:58:02 AM nombretomado
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* The DCComics series ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' takes place on Earth-C, a parallel Earth populated solely by anthropomorphic animals. The series presents the world's populace as being vegetarian (though eggs are acceptable, and vegetarian versions of burgers, hot dogs, etc. exist), including carnivorous-in-real-life species such as felines. The comic explains that while their prehistoric, uncivilized/unevolved ancestors did eat meat, animal-kind ceased doing so once it became "civilized". A villain in one story attempts attacking the Zoo Crew with fierce prehistoric animals brought from, as he describes it, "the age of the flesh-eaters." The idea of eating another animal is viewed among Earth-C's populace as cannibalism, as seen in one story where a "[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent wuz-wolf]]" -- a friendly wolf who, under a full moon, becomes a feral human -- attempts to eat a pig.

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* The DCComics Creator/DCComics series ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' takes place on Earth-C, a parallel Earth populated solely by anthropomorphic animals. The series presents the world's populace as being vegetarian (though eggs are acceptable, and vegetarian versions of burgers, hot dogs, etc. exist), including carnivorous-in-real-life species such as felines. The comic explains that while their prehistoric, uncivilized/unevolved ancestors did eat meat, animal-kind ceased doing so once it became "civilized". A villain in one story attempts attacking the Zoo Crew with fierce prehistoric animals brought from, as he describes it, "the age of the flesh-eaters." The idea of eating another animal is viewed among Earth-C's populace as cannibalism, as seen in one story where a "[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent wuz-wolf]]" -- a friendly wolf who, under a full moon, becomes a feral human -- attempts to eat a pig.
26th Aug '15 2:06:11 AM TitoMosquito
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* Beast Boy of the Comicbook/TeenTitans has come to this conclusion: as he can [[{{Animorphism}} transform into any animal under the sun]], eating ''any'' kind of meat, feels like cannibalism, with eggs having a {{squick}}y [[EatsBabies implication]]. He tries to share his [[FutureFoodIsArtificial tofuburgers]] with the other Titans whenever possible(they rarely partake), and has been known to turn into particularly cute animals and quip that they should at least vow never to eat ''green'' meat.

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* Beast Boy of the Comicbook/TeenTitans has come to this conclusion: as he can [[{{Animorphism}} transform into any animal under the sun]], eating ''any'' kind of meat, feels like cannibalism, with eggs having a {{squick}}y [[EatsBabies implication]]. He tries to share his [[FutureFoodIsArtificial tofuburgers]] with the other Titans whenever possible(they possible (they rarely partake), and has been known to turn into particularly cute animals and quip that they should at least vow never to eat ''green'' meat.
7th Jun '15 5:46:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' we see a photograph of a barbeque where two polar bears and an arctic fox ([[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic]]) are grilling sausages. In the ''{{Blacksad}}'' world not all animals are anthropomorphized...but the pigs are.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' we see a photograph of a barbeque where two polar bears and an arctic fox ([[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic]]) are grilling sausages. In the ''{{Blacksad}}'' this world not all animals are anthropomorphized...but the pigs are.
7th Jun '15 5:45:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Blacksad}}'' we see a photograph of a barbeque where two polar bears and an arctic fox ([[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic]]) are grilling sausages. In the ''{{Blacksad}}'' world not all animals are anthropomorphized...but the pigs are.
* The French comic ''DeCapeEtDeCrocs'', which is set in a LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy world, plays with this trope. In one book, the main characters are [[CapturedByCannibals taken prisoner by a tribe of savages]] who, at first, seem to be your average CannibalTribe: they bind them, dump them into a cauldron of boiling water and vegetables, the usual works. The heroes manage to free themselves and befriend the tribe leader, who is confused when they complain to him about the barbaric custom: his tribe, he says, have never been cannibals. That's when the characters seem to remember that they are, actually, an anthropomorphic ''fox'' and ''wolf''. And the savages, while not cannibals, definitely have no problems with eating dog meat. (That's only one way in which the comic parodies and subverts various adventure tropes.)

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* In ''{{Blacksad}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' we see a photograph of a barbeque where two polar bears and an arctic fox ([[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic]]) are grilling sausages. In the ''{{Blacksad}}'' world not all animals are anthropomorphized...but the pigs are.
* The French comic ''DeCapeEtDeCrocs'', ''ComicBook/DeCapeEtDeCrocs'', which is set in a LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy world, plays with this trope. In one book, the main characters are [[CapturedByCannibals taken prisoner by a tribe of savages]] who, at first, seem to be your average CannibalTribe: they bind them, dump them into a cauldron of boiling water and vegetables, the usual works. The heroes manage to free themselves and befriend the tribe leader, who is confused when they complain to him about the barbaric custom: his tribe, he says, have never been cannibals. That's when the characters seem to remember that they are, actually, an anthropomorphic ''fox'' and ''wolf''. And the savages, while not cannibals, definitely have no problems with eating dog meat. (That's only one way in which the comic parodies and subverts various adventure tropes.)



* The newspaper comic ''TomTheDancingBug'' parodies this in a strip called "Anthropomorphic Antix". An anthropomorphic dog is walking a dog on a leash when an anthropomorphic pig holding a bag walks up. The pig says, "I don't get it. Aren't you both dogs?" to which the dog replies "Isn't that a pork chop in that bag?"

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* The newspaper comic ''TomTheDancingBug'' ''ComicStrip/TomTheDancingBug'' parodies this in a strip called "Anthropomorphic Antix". An anthropomorphic dog is walking a dog on a leash when an anthropomorphic pig holding a bag walks up. The pig says, "I don't get it. Aren't you both dogs?" to which the dog replies "Isn't that a pork chop in that bag?"



* ''ElfQuest'' doesn't really fit the "talking animal" topic, but it notably avoids the "carnivores are okay as long as they are predatory" bit. For the Wolfriders (a tribe of elves), it is normal to leave the bodies of their dead to the wolves.

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* ''ElfQuest'' ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' doesn't really fit the "talking animal" topic, but it notably avoids the "carnivores are okay as long as they are predatory" bit. For the Wolfriders (a tribe of elves), it is normal to leave the bodies of their dead to the wolves.
28th Mar '15 10:14:01 AM DracMonster
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* In ''TheCourageousPrincess'' both talking and mundane animals can be found. Ones that can talk are given full human rights. Mundane ones can be eaten without any trouble. It happens that a talking animal is murdered via being silenced and tricking someone else into eating them.

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* In ''TheCourageousPrincess'' ''ComicBook/TheCourageousPrincess'' both talking and mundane animals can be found. Ones that can talk are given full human rights. Mundane ones can be eaten without any trouble. It happens that a talking animal is murdered via being silenced and tricking someone else into eating them.
15th Nov '14 9:25:32 AM KingNine
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* In The world of ''ComicBook/ToothAndClaw'' 'predator' and 'prey' characters live alongside one another. Bird-people and rodent-people for instance.

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* In The the world of ''ComicBook/ToothAndClaw'' 'predator' and 'prey' characters live alongside one another. Bird-people and rodent-people for instance.
15th Nov '14 9:24:33 AM KingNine
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* In The world of ''ComicBook/ToothAndClaw'' 'predator' and 'prey' characters live alongside one another. Bird-people and rodent-people for instance.
12th Aug '14 12:42:44 AM Albertosaurus
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* ''DouweDabbert'' features an animal kingdom populated by {{Funny Animal}}s. Every single one of them is vegetarian, including normally predatory ones, such as the wolves. Two human villains then entered the kingdom. Not knowing that the animals were intelligent, they slaughtered and roasted the innkeeper, a chicken (the inn as empty at the time, and quite isolated from the rest of the kingdom). When the wolves arrive, they eat along, not knowing it's the innkeeper. When they realise it afterwards, they decide that they like the taste of meat, and proceed to conquer the kingdom with the human villains. [[spoiler:They go back to being vegetarians at the end of the story.]]

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* ''DouweDabbert'' ''ComicBook/DouweDabbert'' features an animal kingdom populated by {{Funny Animal}}s. Every single one of them is vegetarian, including normally predatory ones, such as the wolves. Two human villains then entered the kingdom. Not knowing that the animals were intelligent, they slaughtered and roasted the innkeeper, a chicken (the inn as empty at the time, and quite isolated from the rest of the kingdom). When the wolves arrive, they eat along, not knowing it's the innkeeper. When they realise it afterwards, they decide that they like the taste of meat, and proceed to conquer the kingdom with the human villains. [[spoiler:They go back to being vegetarians at the end of the story.]]
27th Jan '14 1:42:15 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' takes the "only some animals can talk" route. The [[BigBadassWolf Big Bad Wolf]], sending his children out for some hunting practice, tells them to be sure to chase the animal long enough to make sure it isn't sapient before they kill it. Not all the carnivores will do this though. There are some that have no issues with eating talking animals and Bigby himself used to be like this, so this is more an issue of personal ethics. The problems seem to come when the prey are recognized citizens of Fabletown and so protected by its laws.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' takes the "only some animals can talk" route. The [[BigBadassWolf Big Bad Wolf]], TheBigBadWolf, sending his children out for some hunting practice, tells them to be sure to chase the animal long enough to make sure it isn't sapient before they kill it. Not all the carnivores will do this though. There are some that have no issues with eating talking animals and Bigby himself used to be like this, so this is more an issue of personal ethics. The problems seem to come when the prey are recognized citizens of Fabletown and so protected by its laws.



** More amusingly, when the pirates threaten to eat the hostages, the one marking out the "cut here" lines on the servant is...the pig. [[BigBadassWolf Don Lope]] is the one [[HypocriticalHumor calling out the pirates on eating humans while wearing an expression suggesting he's gone rabid]].

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** More amusingly, when the pirates threaten to eat the hostages, the one marking out the "cut here" lines on the servant is...the pig. [[BigBadassWolf Don Lope]] Lope is the one [[HypocriticalHumor calling out the pirates on eating humans while wearing an expression suggesting he's gone rabid]].
3rd Jan '14 2:07:51 PM SAMAS
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** In ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', a minor character who is half-unicorn is momentarily worried about helping someone get past acpair of dragons who may try to eat him. Thing is, not only is he currently dating a dragon (their present queen, no less), but his other "half" is, you guessed it, Dragon.

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** * In ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', a minor character who is half-unicorn is momentarily worried about helping someone get past acpair a pair of dragons who may try to eat him. Thing is, not only is he currently dating a dragon (their present queen, no less), but his other "half" is, you guessed it, Dragon. Clearly, somebody played a little TOO much with their food.
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