History FurryConfusion / ComicBooks

22nd Sep '17 1:32:27 PM Malady
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* [[http://www.beaverandsteve.com/index.php?comic=23 This]] BeaverAndSteve comic shows the anthropomorphic Steve seeing his mother... a regular lizard. In a zoo. [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Hrm]].

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* [[http://www.beaverandsteve.com/index.php?comic=23 This]] BeaverAndSteve ''Webcomic/BeaverAndSteve'' comic shows the anthropomorphic Steve seeing his mother... a regular lizard. In a zoo. [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Hrm]].
3rd Sep '17 10:45:07 PM louisXVI
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* Lampshaded in Creator/ArtSpiegelman's ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', where Jewish characters are depicted as anthropomorphic mice, while Germans are cats. At one point the main character is at the home of someone who keeps several dogs. For those panels, the characters are depicted as people in mouse ''masks'' and the author leaves a little note basically acknowledging that the metaphor falls apart for a moment there.
** At one point inside the story, Vladek and Anja are residing in a basement when Anja freaks out over finding a legitimate rat.

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* Lampshaded in Creator/ArtSpiegelman's ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', where Jewish characters are depicted as anthropomorphic mice, while Germans are cats.cats, and various other nationalities are other animals. At one point the main character is at the home of someone who keeps several dogs. For those panels, the characters are depicted as people in mouse ''masks'' and the author leaves a little note basically acknowledging that the metaphor falls apart for a moment there.
** At one point inside the story, Vladek and Anja are residing in a basement when Anja freaks out over finding a legitimate rat. Art Spiegleman has said he had to draw the rat ultra-realistically in order to distract from the weirdness.
8th Feb '17 3:32:02 PM Luppercus
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* ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' is set in an alternative [[JidaiGeki feudal Japan]] populated by all kinds of anthropomorphic animals. The only major exceptions apart from birds, fish, and insects are horses (which are just the same as our Earth horses) and a species of long-necked lizard called "Tokage" ("reptile" in Japanese). On the other hand, the main villain, Lord Hikiji, is an altogether different kind of animal -- [[spoiler:he is the only human in Usagi's world.]]
** Early in the series, humans appeared the background, and there have been {{cameo}} appearances by human guests from other comics a few times. It's possible that Stan Sakai regrets having any human characters established, but a {{retcon}} isn't happening... but then again [[spoiler:Hikiji's face hasn't been shown since that one time in volume 1, and the latest Usagi RPG lists his species as "unknown."]]
** {{Lampshaded}} in the Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}} {{crossover}} "Shades of Death": "Why a horse is a horse, but a rabbit is a person?"
** Some animals that are considered to be {{Youkai}} in Japanese mythology, such as foxes, cats, and tanuki, occasionally appear in non-anthropomorphic form even though there are several antho characters of those species. Particularly confusing is a recurring character named {{Kitsune}}, who is an anthropomorphic fox named after the trickster spirits but not one herself.

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* ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' has Sonic's pet dog Muttski, one of the very few non-anthropomorphic animals seen in the comic (which also contains FunnyAnimal dogs). Tasmanian Devils are explicitly described in one issue as "One of the few Mobian races that never fully evolved", but Muttski doesn't appear to be one.
** Which
is set later thrown out the window in a later story arc in which we DO have an alternative [[JidaiGeki feudal Japan]] populated by all kinds of anthropomorphic animals. The only major exceptions apart from birds, fish, Tasmanian Devil fighting alongside Sonic and insects are horses (which are just co. (It's hinted in-story that he may be an "experiment").
*** A Knuckles story arc prior to
the same as our Earth horses) and reboot involves a species of long-necked lizard called "Tokage" ("reptile" in Japanese). On fully evolved Tasmanian Devil who claimed that the reason other hand, devils never fully evolved was actually due to the main villain, Lord Hikiji, is an altogether different kind Echidna race's genetic tampering, and as revenge, stuck all of animal -- [[spoiler:he is them but Knuckles into the negative zone (once again making Knuckles the only human in Usagi's world.surviving member of his species.) This was the first attempt at [[PutOnABus putting several of Ken Penders' characters on a bus.]]
** Early in Following the series, humans appeared reboot, [[spoiler:Muttski is now a full-fledged Mobian, and his full name is now Ben Muttski. Sonic and Tails were shocked to discover that to say the background, least.]]
* ''ComicBook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw'': Dusty explains that in The Autumnlands there are humanoid animals like himself
and there have been {{cameo}} appearances by human guests from other comics a few times. It's possible that Stan Sakai regrets having any human characters established, but a {{retcon}} isn't happening... but then again [[spoiler:Hikiji's face hasn't been shown since that one time in volume 1, and are the latest Usagi RPG lists his species as "unknown."]]
** {{Lampshaded}} in the Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}} {{crossover}} "Shades of Death": "Why a horse is a horse, but a rabbit is a person?"
** Some animals that are considered
'unshaped ones' which seem to be {{Youkai}} in Japanese mythology, such as foxes, cats, and tanuki, occasionally appear in normal, non-anthropomorphic form even animals. The nature of this relationship has yet to be divulged.
* ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'' has this to ''some'' degree. There are anthro animals and non-anthro animals. To further confuse the issue many of the non-anthro animals are Non-Morphic {{Talking Animal}}s (although mostly among themselves) oddly enough someone obviously thought about the InterSpeciesRomance aspects: Fox-girl and badger-boy mention that it would be nice if they were of the same species [[spoiler:and then kiss despite this]]. (Then they get an apartment together,
though there are several antho characters of those species. Particularly confusing is a recurring character named {{Kitsune}}, who is an anthropomorphic fox named after the trickster spirits but not one herself.both insist that they're still JustFriends. Draw whatever conclusion you like.)



* ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'' has this to ''some'' degree. There are anthro animals and non-anthro animals. To further confuse the issue many of the non-anthro animals are Non-Morphic {{Talking Animal}}s (although mostly among themselves) oddly enough someone obviously thought about the InterSpeciesRomance aspects: Fox-girl and badger-boy mention that it would be nice if they were of the same species [[spoiler:and then kiss despite this]]. (Then they get an apartment together, though both insist that they're still JustFriends. Draw whatever conclusion you like.)

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* ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'' Chilean comic book character ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'' has this to ''some'' degree. There an anthropomorphic Condor as protagonist. Weird thing is Condorito also has two pets; a dog and a parrot.
* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20236_6-insane-disney-comics-you-wont-believe-are-real.html 6 Insane Disney Comics You Won't Believe Are Real]] shows panels from an educational comic in an issue of ''Look'' magazine showing Dr. [[ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse Mickey Mouse]] testing sulfa drugs on common mice.
** The Mickey Mouse comics also have the current page image on EekAMouse, which is ''Minnie Mouse'' saying the quote.
* Comicbook/HowardTheDuck, who comes from a world/alternate dimension (depending on the continuity) where mallards
are anthro a dominant species, is often shown reacting to the non-anthropormorphic ducks of planet earth. The [[Film/HowardTheDuck film version]] adds a NightmareFuel aspect by having him FreakOut upon seeing someone eating eggs.
* Done disturbingly in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' comics. One story has Bugs and Elmer wanting to make money and being told that selling
animals fur is a good idea. Bugs goes off and non-anthro animals. To further confuse immediately traps a huge cage full of non-anthropomorphic minks. A second later, he notices a carrot dangling from a tree and ends up falling into one of Elmer's rabbit traps. Elmer's been hunting too and has a cageful of ordinary, non-anthropomorphic rabbits. If this isn't strange enough, Elmer decides to capture Bugs as well, despite them being more or less friends (in the issue many comics, at least), and then decides to throw Bugs into his OWN cage full of angry minks that proceed to attack the non-anthro animals rabbit while Fudd happily watches. A police officer ends up arresting Elmer. No, not because he endangered someone's life and had basically kidnapped a sentient rabbit; Elmer is actually arrested because rabbits aren't in season. Wow.
* Lampshaded in Creator/ArtSpiegelman's ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', where Jewish characters
are Non-Morphic {{Talking Animal}}s (although mostly among themselves) oddly enough depicted as anthropomorphic mice, while Germans are cats. At one point the main character is at the home of someone obviously thought who keeps several dogs. For those panels, the characters are depicted as people in mouse ''masks'' and the author leaves a little note basically acknowledging that the metaphor falls apart for a moment there.
** At one point inside the story, Vladek and Anja are residing in a basement when Anja freaks out over finding a legitimate rat.
* ''Red Shetland'' brought up the topic in a conversation between the eponymous character (a Red Sonja parody) and her Sidekick Du Jour Eeon, who was a normal pony transformed by evil druids into...well, an anthro war-pony. Crazy druids, go figure. Red has no problems riding a horse, which she's on at the moment, and asks why Eeon doesn't ride, to which he responds "on my oppressed brethren?!".
* In the furry comic, ''Rhudiprrt Prince of Fur'', the title character, a human whose spirit was place in the body of a humanoid cat body in a world that is the realm where the spirits of deceased cats go after death in our world. At one point, he receives a pet animal that resembles a dog and Rhudi wonders with some amusement
about where the InterSpeciesRomance aspects: Fox-girl and badger-boy mention spirit of that it would be nice if they were of the same species [[spoiler:and then kiss despite this]]. (Then they get an apartment together, though both insist that they're still JustFriends. Draw whatever conclusion you like.)animal will go after its death.



* RedShetland brought up the topic in a conversation between the eponymous character (a Red Sonja parody) and her Sidekick Du Jour Eeon, who was a normal pony transformed by evil druids into...well, an anthro war-pony. Crazy druids, go figure. Red has no problems riding a horse, which she's on at the moment, and asks why Eeon doesn't ride, to which he responds "on my oppressed brethren?!".



* Lampshaded in Creator/ArtSpiegelman's ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', where Jewish characters are depicted as anthropomorphic mice, while Germans are cats. At one point the main character is at the home of someone who keeps several dogs. For those panels, the characters are depicted as people in mouse ''masks'' and the author leaves a little note basically acknowledging that the metaphor falls apart for a moment there.
** At one point inside the story, Vladek and Anja are residing in a basement when Anja freaks out over finding a legitimate rat.
* Done disturbingly in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' comics. One story has Bugs and Elmer wanting to make money and being told that selling animals fur is a good idea. Bugs goes off and immediately traps a huge cage full of non-anthropomorphic minks. A second later, he notices a carrot dangling from a tree and ends up falling into one of Elmer's rabbit traps. Elmer's been hunting too and has a cageful of ordinary, non-anthropomorphic rabbits. If this isn't strange enough, Elmer decides to capture Bugs as well, despite them being more or less friends (in the comics, at least), and then decides to throw Bugs into his OWN cage full of angry minks that proceed to attack the rabbit while Fudd happily watches. A police officer ends up arresting Elmer. No, not because he endangered someone's life and had basically kidnapped a sentient rabbit; Elmer is actually arrested because rabbits aren't in season. Wow.
* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' has Sonic's pet dog Muttski, one of the very few non-anthropomorphic animals seen in the comic (which also contains FunnyAnimal dogs). Tasmanian Devils are explicitly described in one issue as "One of the few Mobian races that never fully evolved", but Muttski doesn't appear to be one.
** Which is later thrown out the window in a later story arc in which we DO have an anthropomorphic Tasmanian Devil fighting alongside Sonic and co. (It's hinted in-story that he may be an "experiment").
*** A Knuckles story arc prior to the reboot involves a fully evolved Tasmanian Devil who claimed that the reason other devils never fully evolved was actually due to the Echidna race's genetic tampering, and as revenge, stuck all of them but Knuckles into the negative zone (once again making Knuckles the only surviving member of his species.) This was the first attempt at [[PutOnABus putting several of Ken Penders' characters on a bus.]]
** Following the reboot, [[spoiler:Muttski is now a full-fledged Mobian, and his full name is now Ben Muttski. Sonic and Tails were shocked to discover that to say the least.]]
* In the furry comic, ''Rhudiprrt Prince of Fur'', the title character, a human whose spirit was place in the body of a humanoid cat body in a world that is the realm where the spirits of deceased cats go after death in our world. At one point, he receives a pet animal that resembles a dog and Rhudi wonders with some amusement about where the spirit of that animal will go after its death.
* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20236_6-insane-disney-comics-you-wont-believe-are-real.html 6 Insane Disney Comics You Won't Believe Are Real]] shows panels from an educational comic in an issue of ''Look'' magazine showing Dr. [[ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse Mickey Mouse]] testing sulfa drugs on common mice.
** The Mickey Mouse comics also have the current page image on EekAMouse, which is ''Minnie Mouse'' saying the quote.
* ''ComicBook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw'': Dusty explains that in The Autumnlands there are humanoid animals like himself and there are the 'unshaped ones' which seem to be normal, non-anthropomorphic animals. The nature of this relationship has yet to be divulged.
* Comicbook/HowardTheDuck, who comes from a world/alternate dimension (depending on the continuity) where mallards are a dominant species, is often shown reacting to the non-anthropormorphic ducks of planet earth. The [[Film/HowardTheDuck film version]] adds a NightmareFuel aspect by having him FreakOut upon seeing someone eating eggs.
* Chilean comic book character ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'' has an anthropomorphic Condor as protagonist. Weird thing is Condorito also has two pets; a dog and a parrot.

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* Lampshaded ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' is set in Creator/ArtSpiegelman's ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', where Jewish characters are depicted as an alternative [[JidaiGeki feudal Japan]] populated by all kinds of anthropomorphic mice, while Germans animals. The only major exceptions apart from birds, fish, and insects are cats. At one point horses (which are just the same as our Earth horses) and a species of long-necked lizard called "Tokage" ("reptile" in Japanese). On the other hand, the main character villain, Lord Hikiji, is at the home an altogether different kind of someone who keeps several dogs. For those panels, the characters are depicted as people in mouse ''masks'' and the author leaves a little note basically acknowledging that the metaphor falls apart for a moment there.
** At one point inside the story, Vladek and Anja are residing in a basement when Anja freaks out over finding a legitimate rat.
* Done disturbingly in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' comics. One story has Bugs and Elmer wanting to make money and being told that selling animals fur
animal -- [[spoiler:he is a good idea. Bugs goes off and immediately traps a huge cage full of non-anthropomorphic minks. A second later, he notices a carrot dangling from a tree and ends up falling into one of Elmer's rabbit traps. Elmer's been hunting too and has a cageful of ordinary, non-anthropomorphic rabbits. If this isn't strange enough, Elmer decides to capture Bugs as well, despite them being more or less friends (in the comics, at least), and then decides to throw Bugs into his OWN cage full of angry minks that proceed to attack the rabbit while Fudd happily watches. A police officer ends up arresting Elmer. No, not because he endangered someone's life and had basically kidnapped a sentient rabbit; Elmer is actually arrested because rabbits aren't in season. Wow.
* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' has Sonic's pet dog Muttski, one of the very few non-anthropomorphic animals seen in the comic (which also contains FunnyAnimal dogs). Tasmanian Devils are explicitly described in one issue as "One of the few Mobian races that never fully evolved", but Muttski doesn't appear to be one.
** Which is later thrown out the window in a later story arc in which we DO have an anthropomorphic Tasmanian Devil fighting alongside Sonic and co. (It's hinted in-story that he may be an "experiment").
*** A Knuckles story arc prior to the reboot involves a fully evolved Tasmanian Devil who claimed that the reason other devils never fully evolved was actually due to the Echidna race's genetic tampering, and as revenge, stuck all of them but Knuckles into the negative zone (once again making Knuckles
the only surviving member of his species.) This was the first attempt at [[PutOnABus putting several of Ken Penders' characters on a bus.human in Usagi's world.]]
** Following the reboot, [[spoiler:Muttski is now a full-fledged Mobian, and his full name is now Ben Muttski. Sonic and Tails were shocked to discover that to say the least.]]
* In the furry comic, ''Rhudiprrt Prince of Fur'', the title character, a human whose spirit was place
Early in the body of a humanoid cat body in a world that is series, humans appeared the realm where the spirits of deceased cats go after death in our world. At one point, he receives a pet animal that resembles a dog and Rhudi wonders with some amusement about where the spirit of that animal will go after its death.
* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20236_6-insane-disney-comics-you-wont-believe-are-real.html 6 Insane Disney Comics You Won't Believe Are Real]] shows panels from an educational comic in an issue of ''Look'' magazine showing Dr. [[ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse Mickey Mouse]] testing sulfa drugs on common mice.
** The Mickey Mouse comics also have the current page image on EekAMouse, which is ''Minnie Mouse'' saying the quote.
* ''ComicBook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw'': Dusty explains that in The Autumnlands there are humanoid animals like himself
background, and there have been {{cameo}} appearances by human guests from other comics a few times. It's possible that Stan Sakai regrets having any human characters established, but a {{retcon}} isn't happening... but then again [[spoiler:Hikiji's face hasn't been shown since that one time in volume 1, and the latest Usagi RPG lists his species as "unknown."]]
** {{Lampshaded}} in the Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}} {{crossover}} "Shades of Death": "Why a horse is a horse, but a rabbit is a person?"
** Some animals that
are the 'unshaped ones' which seem considered to be normal, {{Youkai}} in Japanese mythology, such as foxes, cats, and tanuki, occasionally appear in non-anthropomorphic animals. The nature of this relationship has yet to be divulged.
* Comicbook/HowardTheDuck, who comes from a world/alternate dimension (depending on the continuity) where mallards
form even though there are a dominant species, several antho characters of those species. Particularly confusing is often shown reacting to the non-anthropormorphic ducks of planet earth. The [[Film/HowardTheDuck film version]] adds a NightmareFuel aspect by having him FreakOut upon seeing someone eating eggs.
* Chilean comic book
recurring character ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'' has named {{Kitsune}}, who is an anthropomorphic Condor as protagonist. Weird thing is Condorito also has two pets; a dog and a parrot. fox named after the trickster spirits but not one herself.
29th Jan '17 12:26:11 AM Luppercus
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* Chilean comic book character ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'' has an anthropomorphic Condor as protagonist. Weird thing is Condorito also has two pets; a dog and a parrot.
26th Jan '17 4:30:25 AM C105
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* In the French comic ''ComicBook/DeathVigilDeCapeEtDeCrocs'', everyone is human except for several characters who are anthropomorphic animals [[WhatDoYouMeanItSNotSymbolic for no explained reason]] -- most notably, the main characters who are a wolf and a fox. The writer is aware of the "chicken-man eating fried chicken" wrongness and plays with it a few times, but the more memorable one happens when the heroes almost get cooked by an indigenous tribe. They manage to free themselves and run into the chief, who realizes that they're not really animals, apologizes and invites them to dinner. He later explains that the villagers "misjudged them", at which point the wolf notices a man with a big knife leading a regular dog away from a crying child... then the dog cries out offscreen and the wolf looks down at his food with a horrified look on his face. The fact that he knew an anthropomorphic dog in canon only makes it more twisted.

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* In the French comic ''ComicBook/DeathVigilDeCapeEtDeCrocs'', ''ComicBook/DeCapeEtDeCrocs'', everyone is human except for several characters who are anthropomorphic animals [[WhatDoYouMeanItSNotSymbolic for no explained reason]] -- most notably, the main characters who are a wolf and a fox. The writer is aware of the "chicken-man eating fried chicken" wrongness and plays with it a few times, but the more memorable one happens when the heroes almost get cooked by an indigenous tribe. They manage to free themselves and run into the chief, who realizes that they're not really animals, apologizes and invites them to dinner. He later explains that the villagers "misjudged them", at which point the wolf notices a man with a big knife leading a regular dog away from a crying child... then the dog cries out offscreen and the wolf looks down at his food with a horrified look on his face. The fact that he knew an anthropomorphic dog in canon only makes it more twisted.
18th Dec '16 11:54:05 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Comicbook/HowardTheDuck, who comes from a world/alternate dimension (depending on the continuity) where mallards are a dominantspecies, is often shown reacting to the non-anthropormorphic ducks of planet earth. The [[Film/HowardTheDuck film version]] adds a NightmareFuel aspect by having him FreakOut upon seeing someone eating eggs.

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* Comicbook/HowardTheDuck, who comes from a world/alternate dimension (depending on the continuity) where mallards are a dominantspecies, dominant species, is often shown reacting to the non-anthropormorphic ducks of planet earth. The [[Film/HowardTheDuck film version]] adds a NightmareFuel aspect by having him FreakOut upon seeing someone eating eggs.
11th Nov '16 3:29:01 PM skidoo23
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* Comicbook/HowardTheDuck, who comes from a world/alternate dimension (depending on the continuity) where mallards are a dominantspecies, is often shown reacting to the non-anthropormorphic ducks of planet earth. The [[Film/HowardTheDuck film version]] adds a NightmareFuel aspect by having him FreakOut upon seeing someone eating eggs.
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** Some animals that are considered to be {{Youkai}} in Japanese mythology, such as foxes, cats, and tanuki, occasionally appear in non-anthropomorphic form even though there are several antho characters of those species. Particularly confusing is a recurring character named {{Kitsune}}, who is an anthropomorphic fox named after the trickster spirits but not one herself.
26th Apr '16 7:05:29 PM KingNine
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* In ''ComicBook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw'' Dusty explains that in The Autumnlands there are humanoid animals like himself and there are the 'unshaped ones' which seem to be normal, non-anthropomorphic animals. The nature of this relationship has yet to be divulged.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw'' ''ComicBook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw'': Dusty explains that in The Autumnlands there are humanoid animals like himself and there are the 'unshaped ones' which seem to be normal, non-anthropomorphic animals. The nature of this relationship has yet to be divulged.
26th Apr '16 7:05:13 PM KingNine
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* In ''ComicBook/ToothAndClaw'' there are somehow non-anthropomorphic birds flying around. Insects are also not humanized.

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* In ''ComicBook/ToothAndClaw'' ''ComicBook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw'' Dusty explains that in The Autumnlands there are somehow humanoid animals like himself and there are the 'unshaped ones' which seem to be normal, non-anthropomorphic birds flying around. Insects are also not humanized. animals. The nature of this relationship has yet to be divulged.
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