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8th Aug '16 5:39:47 PM StFan
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* In ''Toys/{{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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* In ''Toys/{{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.
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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.



** The games also avert it in that captured Pokémon start with low affection. You're not instantly friends with them, just [[DefeatMeansPlayable their trainers.]] You need to gain their trust though ThePowerOfFriendship, and even then your trustworthy Pokemon can ignore you if they don't see you as worthy of being obeyed (IE, you don't have the right badges).

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** The games also avert it in that captured Pokémon start with low affection. You're not instantly friends with them, just [[DefeatMeansPlayable their trainers.]] You need to gain their trust though ThePowerOfFriendship, and even then your trustworthy Pokemon Pokémon can ignore you if they don't see you as worthy of being obeyed (IE, (i.e. you don't have the right badges).



* Occasionally appears in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', but mostly through Fluttershy - a combination of strong Animal Affinity and a super-powered DeathGlare allow her to tame [[FriendToBugs bugs]], [[BearsAreBadNews bears]], and [[FantasyKitchenSink dragons]], to name a few.

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* Occasionally appears in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', but mostly through Fluttershy - -- a combination of strong Animal Affinity and a super-powered DeathGlare allow her to tame [[FriendToBugs bugs]], [[BearsAreBadNews bears]], and [[FantasyKitchenSink dragons]], to name a few.



8th Aug '16 1:00:54 AM albertonykus
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Note that "domesticated" means "genetically-altered to meet human needs", not "tamed". Until very recently, this meant intentional or unintentional selective breeding. A feral housecat is domesticated, but a trained bear is not. Also, there ''are'' some animal species that can be somewhat successfully tamed or trained if not ''entirely'' domesticated, usually due to a combination of small size (meaning even if they do act out they generally aren't threatening to teen or adult human life), intelligence (meaning training can be successful), and/or partial breeding for those traits and friendliness to humans. Some good examples would be most small rodents (mice, also including rats/prairie dogs/gophers/squirrels/small moles if raised from birth by humans and trained, though their natural instincts to dig and hoard need to be accounted for), skunks (if deodorized + spayed/neutered + vaccinated against rabies and having been raised with humans from birth), and some small monkeys (in their case, if raised properly alongside humans, which means ''no'' fear-based training, raising/training much as one would a human baby/toddler), with the one larger example being some wolf-hybrid dogs (those that have docility and intelligence bred as traits). Of course, most of these, with the exception of small rodents like mice, require specialized training for their trainers/owners as well in ''how'' to train and care for them, so you can't just go and pet a wild skunk or let your female dog mate with a wolf at random or bring that monkey stealing oranges from the fruit stand into your home, either.

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Note that "domesticated" means "genetically-altered to meet human needs", not "tamed". Until very recently, this meant intentional or unintentional selective breeding. A feral housecat is domesticated, but a trained bear is not. Also, there ''are'' some animal species that can be somewhat successfully tamed or trained if not ''entirely'' domesticated, usually due to a combination of small size (meaning even if they do act out they generally aren't threatening to teen or adult human life), intelligence (meaning training can be successful), and/or partial breeding for those traits and friendliness to humans. Some good examples would be most small rodents (mice, also including rats/prairie dogs/gophers/squirrels/small moles dogs/gophers/tree squirrels if raised from birth by humans and trained, though their natural instincts to dig and hoard need to be accounted for), skunks (if deodorized + spayed/neutered + vaccinated against rabies and having been raised with humans from birth), and some small monkeys (in their case, if raised properly alongside humans, which means ''no'' fear-based training, raising/training much as one would a human baby/toddler), with the one larger example being some wolf-hybrid dogs (those that have docility and intelligence bred as traits). Of course, most of these, with the exception of small rodents like mice, require specialized training for their trainers/owners as well in ''how'' to train and care for them, so you can't just go and pet a wild skunk or let your female dog mate with a wolf at random or bring that monkey stealing oranges from the fruit stand into your home, either.
2nd Jul '16 12:36:50 PM nombretomado
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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.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{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.
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.]]'']]"''
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