History FurryConfusion / VideoGames

26th Feb '18 12:15:24 PM Pichu-kun
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** In the original games, the main characters are anthropomorphic animals ([[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife albeit oddly colored]]) who save smaller [[CivilizedAnimal less anthropomorphic]] animals from the clutches of Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. This is especially weird in the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' games, where the playable characters can actually ''collect'' the non-anthropomorphs and give them to the Virtual Pet-like Chao.

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** In the original games, the main characters are anthropomorphic animals ([[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife albeit oddly colored]]) who save smaller [[CivilizedAnimal smaller, less anthropomorphic]] anthropomorphic animals from the clutches of Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. This is especially weird in the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' games, where the playable characters can actually ''collect'' the non-anthropomorphs and give them to the Virtual Pet-like Chao. In this game, the animal friends are treated as {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s instead of {{Partially Civilized Animal}}s like in previous titles.



* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' there are a few frogs and octopi among the various anthropomorphic animals who can move into your village, yet you can also catch non-anthro frogs and octopi while fishing. It gets more than a little unsettling when one of your neighbors asks you go catch a member of his or her own species... then keeps it in a tank in their home, or worse, ''eats'' it once you present it to them. Not to mention the caged-bird furniture item, that your bird friends will graciously accept and display in their house. There's also a hamster cage, which hamster friends are fine with having in their homes, and a doghouse for dog villagers.

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* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' there ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'':
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are a few frogs and octopi among the various anthropomorphic animals who can move into your village, yet you can also catch non-anthro frogs and octopi while fishing. It gets more than a little unsettling when one of your neighbors asks you go catch a member of his or her own species... then keeps it in a tank in their home, or worse, ''eats'' it once you present it to them. Not to mention the caged-bird furniture item, that your bird friends will graciously accept and display in their house. There's also a hamster cage, which hamster friends are fine with having in their homes, and a doghouse for dog villagers.



* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', pretty much all of the animals are replaced with Pokémon. Fish and insects have appeared (despite there being an entire type devoted to bug Pokémon), and there are allusions to animals like dogs.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', pretty ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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much all of the animals are replaced with Pokémon. Fish and insects have appeared (despite there being an entire type devoted to bug Pokémon), and there are allusions to animals like dogs.



** Animals do get referenced several times but they never appear within the games. References to real animals mostly occurred during [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Gen I]], but as the series experienced EarthDrift, these references became almost non-existent.

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** Animals do get referenced several times but they never appear within the games. References to real animals mostly occurred during [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Gen I]], but as the series experienced EarthDrift, these references became almost non-existent. In the Alola games, markets clearly sell meat but they're never clarified as animal or Pokémon meat.



* Averted on Furcadia. The only anthropomorphic animals are mammals and lizard-like wyrmmes. Mammals CAN interbreed and create either hybrids, offspring that resemble a parent, or offspring that resemble one parent, and non-anthropomorphic animals are all birds. Oh, and there's anthropomorphic insects, but they behave and reproduce like real-world bees. On the other hand, this is only in Furcadia canon -- and anyone who's been there knows that hardly anyone plays by canon rules...
* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series games actually feature both anthopomorphic mushroom people and nonanthropormorphic mushrooms as power-ups.
** With the added confusion that the power-up mushrooms (and a whole bunch of other stuff) still have '''eyes'''.

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* Averted on Furcadia.''Furcadia''. The only anthropomorphic animals are mammals and lizard-like wyrmmes. Mammals CAN interbreed and create either hybrids, offspring that resemble a parent, or offspring that resemble one parent, and non-anthropomorphic animals are all birds. Oh, and there's anthropomorphic insects, but they behave and reproduce like real-world bees. On the other hand, this is only in Furcadia canon -- and anyone who's been there knows that hardly anyone plays by canon rules...
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series games actually feature both anthopomorphic mushroom people and nonanthropormorphic non-anthropormorphic mushrooms as power-ups.
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power-ups. With the added confusion that the power-up mushrooms (and a whole bunch of other stuff) still have '''eyes'''.



* ''Okami'': [[HiddenElfVillage Sasa Sanctuary]] is staffed by anthropomorphic pseudo-{{Yakuza}} sparrows. You can find (and [[PetTheDog feed]]) non-anthropomorphic sparrows throughout the game, including just outside the Sanctuary.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' introduces a forest full of "wild Goomba". This is despite Goomba historically being treated as sentient people, not animals.
* ''Okami'': ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'': [[HiddenElfVillage Sasa Sanctuary]] is staffed by anthropomorphic pseudo-{{Yakuza}} sparrows. You can find (and [[PetTheDog feed]]) non-anthropomorphic sparrows throughout the game, including just outside the Sanctuary.
31st Jan '18 1:05:01 AM Sammettik
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** The characters are referred to as humans at some points during the game, though, indicating that this may just be a [[FurryLens stylistic choice]].
4th Oct '17 6:03:19 AM AireDaleDogz
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** The characters are referred to as humans at some points during the game, though, indicating that this may just be a [[FurryLens stylistic choice]].
11th Sep '17 6:46:31 AM PDL
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** Really, the confusion isn't so much non-Pokemon dogs appearing with Pokemon ones, but more of "if all animals (and many non-animals) are Pokemon then where are the myriad insects integral to decomposition?" and similar questions since what with the smallest Pokemon still being about 4 inches, many important roles in an ecosystem must be carried out by something that isn't a Pokemon, despite there not being much reference if any to non-Pokemon animals.
** Animals do get referenced several times but they never appear within the games. This could be do to graphical limits - that they don't need to be seen so they don't appear in sprite form but are supposed to exist - or they may just not exist within the areas the games take place.

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** Really, the confusion isn't so much non-Pokemon dogs appearing with Pokemon ones, but more of "if all animals (and many non-animals) are Pokemon then where are the myriad insects integral to decomposition?" and similar questions since what with the smallest Pokemon still being about 4 inches, many important roles in an ecosystem must be carried out by something that isn't a Pokemon, despite there not being much reference if any to non-Pokemon animals.
animals. Another group of non-Pokémon animals that are referenced are [[NoCartoonFish non-Pokemon fish]].
** Animals do get referenced several times but they never appear within the games. This could be do References to graphical limits - that they don't need to be seen so they don't appear in sprite form real animals mostly occurred during [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Gen I]], but are supposed to exist - or they may just not exist within as the areas the games take place.series experienced EarthDrift, these references became almost non-existent.


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** Another bit of confusion is the fact that a fair number of Pokémon are very human-like, as in they're clearly based on people. But at the same time, they're trained and behave much like other Pokémon.
24th Jul '17 3:06:27 PM AndyLA
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*** Also parodied in ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'', [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/354-animals/ here]].



** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/286-thefishnextdoor/ As does Matthew Taranto in Brawl in the Family.]][[note]](there are no anthropomorphic fish in the franchise, but the point stands)[[/note]]

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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/286-thefishnextdoor/ As does Matthew Taranto in Brawl in the Family.Family (again).]][[note]](there are no anthropomorphic fish in the franchise, but the point stands)[[/note]]
24th Jul '17 3:05:06 PM AndyLA
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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/286-thefishnextdoor/ As does Matthew Taranto in Brawl in the Family.]]

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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/286-thefishnextdoor/ As does Matthew Taranto in Brawl in the Family.]]]][[note]](there are no anthropomorphic fish in the franchise, but the point stands)[[/note]]
24th Jul '17 3:03:48 PM AndyLA
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** [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/286-thefishnextdoor/ As does Matthew Taranto in Brawl in the Family.]]
15th Jul '17 9:39:46 AM nombretomado
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** In ''[[SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]]'', some of the items you can identify include bat's fangs and rabbit's tails. [[FridgeHorror It makes one wonder where Rouge and Cream were during the adventures of the Small Critters of the Round Table...]]

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** In ''[[SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]]'', ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'', some of the items you can identify include bat's fangs and rabbit's tails. [[FridgeHorror It makes one wonder where Rouge and Cream were during the adventures of the Small Critters of the Round Table...]]
28th Jun '17 3:53:02 PM Prfnoff
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** The dogs from the game. Dogamy and Dogaressa, as well as Doggo, are all anthropomorphic, although they show dog-like behavior occasionally, and speak English. The Greater Dog and Lesser Dog are much less anthropomorphic, and do not speak. The Annoying Dog has little if any humanoid traits aside from [[{{Troll}} a mischievous sense of humor.]]


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** The dogs from the game. Dogamy and Dogaressa, as well as Doggo, are all anthropomorphic, although they show dog-like behavior occasionally, and speak English. The Greater Dog and Lesser Dog are much less anthropomorphic, and do not speak. The Annoying Dog has little if any humanoid traits aside from [[{{Troll}} a mischievous sense of humor.]]

humor]], and speaks only in a joke ending.
4th Jun '17 6:56:55 PM nombretomado
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* How about ''Leafy'' Confusion? The WiiWare game ''Bonsai Barber'' has a cast made up of giant sentient fruits and vegetables (and a cactus), but while a number of the characters ''are'' fruit, they can also ''grow'' fruit (apples) on their branches as well. To make matters weirder, you also have in your shop, in a position of prominent display, an ordinary potted plant "named" Prunella.

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* How about ''Leafy'' Confusion? The WiiWare UsefulNotes/WiiWare game ''Bonsai Barber'' has a cast made up of giant sentient fruits and vegetables (and a cactus), but while a number of the characters ''are'' fruit, they can also ''grow'' fruit (apples) on their branches as well. To make matters weirder, you also have in your shop, in a position of prominent display, an ordinary potted plant "named" Prunella.
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