History Literature / TheJungleBook

29th Sep '17 4:13:17 PM burinnu
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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Shere Khan's mother named him "Lungri", which literally translates to "the lame one". His nickname (self-given) means "tiger king". In the book he's only referred to with his proper name by two people: Raksha and Mowgli.
27th Sep '17 6:32:14 PM PaulA
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* AnimalStampede: Mowgli engineers the demise of Shere Khan by receiving news that the tiger is prowling in a canyon, hoping to surprise a herd of water buffalo. Mowgli and his wolf pack allies launch a mock attack on the herd from the opposite side, driving them into the same canyon as where Shere Khan is staying. [[spoiler: The stampede results in a gruesome overkill.]]

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Mowgli engineers the demise of Shere Khan by receiving news that the tiger is prowling in a canyon, hoping to surprise a herd of water buffalo. Mowgli and his wolf pack allies launch a mock attack on the herd from the opposite side, driving them into the same canyon as where Shere Khan is staying. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The stampede results in a gruesome overkill.]]



* BittersweetEnding: In the first book, [[spoiler:Mowgli kills [[BigBad Shere Khan]], but after refusing to hand over his hide to a hunter, the latter convinces the village that Mowgli is a shape-shifting sorcerer, leading to the village driving Mowgli out. Mowgli is offered to rejoin the wolf pack, but refuses as they had forced him out before and decides to hunt alone, joined only by his four wolf "brothers", but it ends with a mention of him eventually getting married]].
** In the second book [[spoiler:seventeen-year-old Mowgli becomes restless for reasons he does not understand. Later he rediscovers his adopted mother Messua, now widowed and raising her infant son alone. After much soul-searching Mowgli decides he can no longer live with his animal friends and they watch sadly as he returns to Messua and human society.]]

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In the first book, [[spoiler:Mowgli kills [[BigBad Shere Khan]], but after refusing to hand over his hide to a hunter, the latter convinces the village that Mowgli is a shape-shifting sorcerer, leading to the village driving Mowgli out. Mowgli is offered to rejoin the wolf pack, but refuses as they had forced him out before and decides to hunt alone, joined only by his four wolf "brothers", but it ends with a mention of him eventually getting married]].
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** In the second book [[spoiler:seventeen-year-old Mowgli becomes restless for reasons he does not understand. Later he rediscovers his adopted mother Messua, now widowed and raising her infant son alone. After much soul-searching Mowgli decides he can no longer live with his animal friends and they watch sadly as he returns to Messua and human society.]] ]]



* CatsAreSnarkers: Again Shere Khan and Bagheera who, despite their different alignments have a similar, rather dark sense of humor.

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* CatsAreSnarkers: Again Shere Khan and Bagheera who, despite their different alignments have a similar, rather dark sense of humor.



** The giant rock python Kaa (who is first an ally and later a friend of Mowgli's) is feared by many, but absolutely ''terrifies'' the monkeys. When they outnumber their enemies a hundred to one, they'll fight Baloo or Bagheera, but they ''will not'' fight Kaa - at any odds.

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** The giant rock python Kaa (who is first an ally and later a friend of Mowgli's) is feared by many, but absolutely ''terrifies'' the monkeys. When they outnumber their enemies a hundred to one, they'll fight Baloo or Bagheera, but they ''will not'' fight Kaa - -- at any odds.



* EvilAlbino: Subverted with White Hood, the enormous old cobra who serves as the Warden of the King's Treasure. He ''tries'' to be scary, but he's clearly seen better days, and his bark is worse than his bite (quite literally, since his venom has dried up and his fangs have withered to uselessness.

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* EvilAlbino: Subverted with White Hood, the enormous old cobra who serves as the Warden of the King's Treasure. He ''tries'' to be scary, but he's clearly seen better days, and his bark is worse than his bite (quite literally, since his venom has dried up and his fangs have withered to uselessness.uselessness).



** Later subverted when Mowgli lives with the humans and helps out the potter, as he didn't know the potter was an untouchable.



* TheImp: Again Tabaqui, being a cowardly little jackal amidst a bunch of Earth's most formidable predators, his activities consist largely of teasing the wolves and spreading word of Shere Khan's wrath. Unless he's in AxCrazy mode, in which his activities largely consist of attacking everything he sees.

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* TheImp: Again Tabaqui, Tabaqui; being a cowardly little jackal amidst a bunch of Earth's most formidable predators, his activities consist largely of teasing the wolves and spreading word of Shere Khan's wrath. Unless he's in AxCrazy mode, in which his activities largely consist of attacking everything he sees.



* IWasNamedMyName: Averted. Mowgli is usually called "little brother" by the other animals, at least until he gets bigger. The humans who adopt him call him Nathoo, after their long-lost son. (His new mother believes that he really is Nathoo returned at first, but it is clear that Nathoo was lost at a later age than Mowgli was - she recalls giving Nathoo shoes, but Mowgli was lost before he could walk, and she sees from how his toes are splayed that he has never worn shoes.)

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* IWasNamedMyName: Averted. Mowgli is usually called "little brother" by the other animals, at least until he gets bigger. The humans who adopt him call him Nathoo, after their long-lost son. (His new mother believes that he really is Nathoo returned at first, but it is clear that Nathoo was lost at a later age than Mowgli was - -- she recalls giving Nathoo shoes, but Mowgli was lost before he could walk, and she sees from how his toes are splayed that he has never worn shoes.)



** Occasionally crosses over with TheSmartGuy, as Kaa is the brains behind two of the larger-scale plans: rescuing Mowgli from the Bandar-Log, and diverting the Red Dog.



* BadassBoast: The snake villains have these in spades. See BadassCreed below.

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27th Sep '17 6:31:53 PM PaulA
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* HeroicAlbino: The protagonist of "The White Seal".



* StayWithMeUntilIDie: Occurs in two stories from ''The Second Jungle Book'', [[spoiler: "The Miracle of Purun Bhagat" (the eponymous hero) and "Red Dog" (Akela)]].

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* StayWithMeUntilIDie: Occurs Akela's death in two stories from ''The Second Jungle Book'', [[spoiler: "The Miracle of Purun Bhagat" (the eponymous hero) and "Red Dog" (Akela)]].Dog".



* AVillainNamedKhan: Shere Khan the tiger, hunter of man and ruler of the jungle. [[Disney/TheJungleBook The Disney film]] and its subsequent sequels and adaptations make him into a full BigBad.

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* AVillainNamedKhan: Shere Khan the tiger, hunter of man and ruler of the jungle. [[Disney/TheJungleBook The Disney film]] and its subsequent sequels and adaptations make him into a full BigBad.



* AdaptationExpansion: The Russian live-action version of ''Rikki-Tikki-Tavi''.


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* HeroicAlbino: The protagonist of "The White Seal".


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* StayWithMeUntilIDie: Purun Bhagat's death in "The Miracle of Purun Bhagat".


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* AdaptationExpansion: The Russian live-action version of ''Rikki-Tikki-Tavi''.
27th Sep '17 6:12:38 PM PaulA
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27th Sep '17 3:20:53 PM foxley
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* HeroicAlbino: The protagonist of "The White Seal".
27th Sep '17 3:17:37 PM foxley
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* EvilAlbino: Subverted with White Hood, the enormous old cobra who serves as the Warden of the King's Treasure. He ''tries'' to be scary, but he's clearly seen better days, and his bark is worse than his bite (quite literally, since his venom has dried up and his fangs have withered to uselessness.
28th Jul '17 9:51:49 AM hullflyer
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** Shere Khan actually averts this, despite being Mowgli's most famous enemy (mostly thanks to the Disney adaptation, where he most definitely ''is'' this trope). Most of the animals make jokes at his expense and don't take him particularly seriously.
24th Jun '17 5:56:22 PM schoi30
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the Chuck Jones adaptation of "The White Seal", Kotick is briefly chased by a hungry basking shark. Real basking sharks are peaceful filter-feeders.


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** In the Chuck Jones adaptation of "The White Seal", Kotick is briefly chased by a hungry basking shark. Real basking sharks are peaceful filter-feeders.
20th Jun '17 7:09:20 PM PaulA
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* CatsAreMean: Played straight with Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger and the [[BigBad main villain]]. Zig-zagged with Bagheera. Wise and honorable to be sure, he's still devious and cunning in a way neither Baloo or the wolves are, not to mention one of the most feared animals in the jungle. Yet he firmly remains on the side of the Jungle Law.

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Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger and the [[BigBad main villain]]. Zig-zagged villain]].
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with Bagheera. Wise and honorable to be sure, he's still He's devious and cunning in a way neither Baloo or the wolves are, not to mention one of the most feared animals in the jungle. Yet he is wise and honorable, and firmly remains on the side of the Jungle Law.
20th Jun '17 5:59:12 AM EfficaciousPantheress
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* CatsAreMean: Zigzagged. Shere Khan the man-eating tiger is the [[BigBad main villain]], but Bagheera the black panther is a wise and trustworthy friend.

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* CatsAreMean: Zigzagged. Played straight with Shere Khan the Khan, a man-eating tiger is and the [[BigBad main villain]], but villain]]. Zig-zagged with Bagheera. Wise and honorable to be sure, he's still devious and cunning in a way neither Baloo or the wolves are, not to mention one of the most feared animals in the jungle. Yet he firmly remains on the side of the Jungle Law.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Again Shere Khan and
Bagheera the black panther is who, despite their different alignments have a wise and trustworthy friend.similar, rather dark sense of humor.



* OpposedMentors: Baloo and Bagheera. While teaching Mowgli the law, Baloo is very strict and beats him lightly (by bear-standards) whenever he gets something wrong, while Bagheera, who teaches Mowgli things like climbing and hunting believes more in 'learning by doing' and is a tad more relaxed. Ironically enough, when Mowgli is in danger and/or has seriously messed things up, Bagheera is the one who keeps his cool instead of Baloo who starts to panic, as well as being more strict with carrying out punishments, where Baloo urges the panther to be more lenient.



** Shere Khan, despite being regarded by the rest of the jungle as a bullying coward
** Bagheera, who can saunter into a wolf pack during one of their meetings and have their immediate and respectful attention

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