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21st May '16 7:08:59 PM DarkHunter
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* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime plays it straight and averts it a lot, especially for certain species of Pokemon (like [[BearsAreBadNews Ursaring]], Metagross, Crawdaunt, and many other rough and beastly Pokemon) and ''especially'' OlympusMons. You'll never see Mewtwo, Lugia, Rayquaza, Arceus, or Zekrom even remotely act domesticated.

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* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime plays it straight and most of the time but also averts it a lot, especially for certain particularly powerful or tempermental species of Pokemon (like [[BearsAreBadNews Ursaring]], (Gyarados is a common offender, as are species like Ursaring, Metagross, Crawdaunt, or Charizard), which are said to take a great level of skill to successfully train and many other rough and beastly Pokemon) and ''especially'' will act feral if the Trainer isn't up to it. ''Especially'' holds true for OlympusMons. You'll never see Mewtwo, Lugia, Rayquaza, Arceus, or Zekrom even remotely act domesticated.
13th May '16 6:52:56 PM Pichu-kun
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* Ito from ''Anime/PunchLine'' keeps a bear cub that acts somewhere between a cat and a dog.



* ''Film/{{Balto}}'' is a stray wolf-dog hybrid with little socialization from with either humans nor dogs yet treated as perfectly tame. First generation wolfdogs are notoriously unpredictable and can be aggressive, likewise with feral dogs. Balto is both making [[JerkassHasAPoint peoples distrust]] of him less like FantasticRacism and more legit. The real Balto was a trained Husky (possibly a Malamute)

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* ''Film/{{Balto}}'' is a stray wolf-dog hybrid with little socialization from with either humans nor dogs yet treated as perfectly tame. First generation wolfdogs are notoriously unpredictable and can be aggressive, likewise with feral dogs. Balto is both making [[JerkassHasAPoint peoples distrust]] of him less like FantasticRacism and more legit. The real Balto was a trained Husky (possibly (or possibly a Malamute)
5th Mar '16 11:34:52 PM Everdream
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* In ''Anime/WolfsRain''. this trope is tragically proven false with [[TheWoobie Toboe]], who [[spoiler: accidentally killed the kind old lady who took him in and tried to raise as a pet]]. It is violently fought by other characters in the series.

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* In ''Anime/WolfsRain''. this trope is tragically proven false with [[TheWoobie Toboe]], who Toboe]]. Despite being the meekest wolf, he [[spoiler: accidentally killed the kind old lady who took him in and tried to raise as a pet]]. It is violently fought by other characters in the series.
1st Feb '16 2:02:00 PM margdean56
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation and Earth]]'', the main characters visit a formerly inhabited planet. When one of them encounters a dog, it takes him quite a while to understand it can be dangerous -- and then he spends half a chapter (sitting in a tree, naturally) reflecting upon how there is no dangerous fauna (or flora, it seems) after twenty thousand years of the man taking care of the Galaxy.

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* In ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation and Earth]]'', the main characters visit a formerly inhabited planet. When one of them encounters a dog, it takes him quite a while to understand it can be dangerous -- and then he spends half a chapter (sitting in a tree, naturally) reflecting upon how there is are no dangerous fauna (or flora, it seems) after twenty thousand years of the man humans taking care of the Galaxy.



* ''Literature/AGameOfThrones'' (and the [[Series/GameOfThrones TV series]]) has each of the Stark children given a dire wolf pup because it's the symbol of their house. Most of them turn out alright, but Shaggydog, four-year-old Rickon's dire wolf, winds up semi-feral [[EmpathyPet not unlike his owner]], who grows increasingly wild from lack of parental supervision.

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* ''Literature/AGameOfThrones'' (and the [[Series/GameOfThrones TV series]]) has each of the Stark children given a dire wolf pup because it's the symbol of their house. Most of them turn out alright, all right, but Shaggydog, four-year-old Rickon's dire wolf, winds up semi-feral -- [[EmpathyPet not unlike his owner]], who grows increasingly wild from lack of parental supervision.
1st Feb '16 1:58:37 PM margdean56
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Part of the cause of this is simply that [[TeamPet animal sidekicks]] [[RuleOfCute are really adorable]] (and [[RuleOfCool loyal wild animal companions are cool in itself]]), but most of the more interesting ones are not of domesticated species, and the only rational way for the hero to get one is from the wild. Taming an adult animal is far more trouble than it's worth. Even taming a baby one never does much for softening its wild instincts. (Incidentally, reptiles are ''not'' actually domesticated; they adjust to ''captivity'' well given the right temperatures and food, but can't really be trained and are often unpredictable.)

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Part of the cause of this is simply that [[TeamPet animal sidekicks]] [[RuleOfCute are really adorable]] (and [[RuleOfCool loyal wild animal companions are cool in itself]]), themselves]]), but most of the more interesting ones are not of domesticated species, and the only rational way for the hero to get one is from the wild. Taming an adult animal is far more trouble than it's worth. Even taming a baby one never does much for softening its wild instincts. (Incidentally, reptiles are ''not'' actually domesticated; they adjust to ''captivity'' well given the right temperatures and food, but can't really be trained and are often unpredictable.)
21st Jan '16 8:13:59 PM PrussianInk
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', the [[StandardEvilOrganizationSquad Barraki]] have efficiently managed to tame squid, insects, eels, giant crabs, giant turtles, rays, and sharks into armies that they can lead into battle.
** Some of this could be considered [[JustifiedTrope justified]] considering at least half of their armies are [[MechanicalLifeforms biomechanical lifeforms]] with both some kind of understandable programming language and an existing social structure. [[SharkMan Pridak]] is specifically stated to have asserted himself as the alpha shark.
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13th Jan '16 2:36:57 PM eroock
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->''Do not attempt to pet the dingos. Do not attempt to play with the dingos. Do not throw squeaky toys to the fucking dingos or attempt to sneak scraps of food to the fucking dingos from the dinner table. If a fucking dingo follows you home, you should not keep it. [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/1998/04/05/dingo980405a.html DO NOT LET A DINGO PLAY WITH YOUR INFANT.]]''

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->''Do ->''"Do not attempt to pet the dingos. Do not attempt to play with the dingos. Do not throw squeaky toys to the fucking dingos or attempt to sneak scraps of food to the fucking dingos from the dinner table. If a fucking dingo follows you home, you should not keep it. [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/1998/04/05/dingo980405a.html DO NOT LET A DINGO PLAY WITH YOUR INFANT.]]'']]"''
30th Oct '15 4:50:12 AM jormis29
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* Defied in TheSims 2, where if your Sim tries to pet a skunk, he/she will get sprayed by said skunk.

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* Defied in TheSims 2, ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', where if your Sim tries to pet a skunk, he/she will get sprayed by said skunk.
30th Oct '15 2:07:08 AM RevolutionStone
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* Defied in TheSims 2, where if your Sim tries to pet a skunk, he/she will get sprayed by said skunk.
5th Jul '15 4:43:59 PM Everdream
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* [[NobleWolf Terry Cloth]] of ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' belongs to a species of giant wolves so fierce they are counted among the most powerful creatures in one of the few worlds in fiction with creatures powerful enough to rival ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' characters. Despite this, she's tame and not dangerous unless you give her a reason to be.
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