History Headscratchers / ReptilianHumanoids

12th Apr '15 6:45:14 PM nombretomado
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** This Troper did! Too bad nothing's been published outside of DeviantArt..

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** This Troper did! Too bad nothing's been published outside of DeviantArt..Website/DeviantArt..
16th Dec '13 3:46:54 PM otakufreak40
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*** Really? I haven't noticed too many [[TheStoner stoned]] goblins out there in the realms of fiction.
7th Nov '13 1:00:43 PM LOAD
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** Why do people portray Gargoyles as stoned goblins with wings, when they were originally [[OurDragonsOurDifferent giant sea dragons]] [[BreathWeapon that shot water out of their mouths at a high velocity?]]

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** Why do people portray Gargoyles as stoned goblins with wings, when they were originally [[OurDragonsOurDifferent [[OurDragonsAreDifferent giant sea dragons]] [[BreathWeapon that shot water out of their mouths at a high velocity?]]
3rd Sep '12 3:53:27 PM mlsmithca
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** Snakes and some turtles have bigger females. Lizards and crocs generally have [[DidNotDoTheResearch much larger males]].
** We're used to mammals, where the male is larger far more often, including in the case of humans ourselves. We therefore expect this of any species, assuming we (like many series creators) DidNotDoTheResearch.

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** Snakes and some turtles have bigger females. Lizards and crocs generally have [[DidNotDoTheResearch much larger males]].
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** We're used to mammals, where the male is larger far more often, including in the case of humans ourselves. We therefore expect this of any species, assuming we (like many series creators) DidNotDoTheResearch.don't know the facts.
27th Aug '12 10:35:55 AM ArcadesSabboth
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* Why is it [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent that Reptiles, almost regardless of other factors, are portrayed as villians]] I would even go to say it borderlines on racism, like just change the word reptile to Black, Jew, Communist, or whatever flavor-of-the-week-enemy is, and you get Propaganda. I get the 'otherness' factor but that doesn't seem to cover it.
** Because any reptiles' appearance and body language, when viewed by a human, makes it look like they're up to something. Which is the whole reason for {{Reptiles Are Abhorrent}}.

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* Why is it [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent that Reptiles, almost regardless of other factors, are portrayed as villians]] villians]]. I would even go to say it borderlines on racism, like just change the word reptile to Black, Jew, Communist, or whatever flavor-of-the-week-enemy is, and you get Propaganda. I get the 'otherness' factor but that doesn't seem to cover it.
** Because any reptiles' appearance and body language, when viewed by a human, makes it look like they're up to something. Which is the whole reason for {{Reptiles Are Abhorrent}}.ReptilesAreAbhorrent.



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5th Oct '11 12:08:36 PM Osmium
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* Where is the main page for this JBM? I mean, yeah, I am totally against the ReptilesAreAbhorrent trope, like [[{{Understatement}} a lot]], but there is no Reptilian Humanoid Trope. I kinda want one, though... [[supersecretspoiler: Yes, I know I shouldn't be talking in first person, but still-]]

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* Where is the main page for this JBM? I mean, yeah, I am totally against the ReptilesAreAbhorrent trope, like [[{{Understatement}} a lot]], lot, but there is no Reptilian Humanoid Trope. I kinda want one, though... [[supersecretspoiler: Yes, I know I shouldn't be talking in first person, but still-]]
11th Aug '11 12:40:20 PM ZombieAladdin
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** A lot of reptiles (not all, but enough for a memorable impression) move slowly, get angry easily, are not too social, don't express emotions much, make grunting and hissing sounds, dislike attention, have rough wrinkly skin, and attack humans. To humans, they're much like that grumpy old man who yells at kids to get off his lawn. (This is the same reason why birds, despite being a sort of reptile, tend to be portrayed as good: They display a lot of behavior humans consider socially positive.) Turtles are exempt because they like human attention; geckos are exempt because they have tight babylike skin, are small, have large curious eyes, and move fast; chameleons are sometimes exempt because they have many unusual characteristics and are friendly to people; and to some extent, some dragons are exempt because they're mythical and majestic.
7th Aug '11 8:37:01 PM shadowgirl_13_chaos
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** Why do people portray Gargoyles as stoned goblins with wings, when they were originally [[OurDragonsOurDifferent giant sea dragons]] [[BreathWeapon that shot water out of their mouths at a high velocity?]]
21st Mar '11 3:19:01 PM dragonfire8181
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** We're used to mammals, where the male is larger far more often, including in the case of humans ourselves. We therefore expect this of any species, assuming we (like many series creators) DidNotDoTheResearch.
10th Jan '11 9:04:14 AM Blunderbuss
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** ... Wow, that is an ''awesome'' idea. Don't worry, I'll use it!
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