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15th Apr '17 4:25:51 AM eroock
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27th Mar '17 4:06:13 AM DienShihGeng
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* Ayla in Jean Auel's ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' saga has, as one of her [[MarySue many, many awesome abilities]], managed to tame not only a wild horse but a cave lion, a pet wolf and by the end of the series the horse's two foals.

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* Ayla in Jean Auel's ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' saga has, as one of her [[MarySue many, many awesome abilities]], abilities, managed to tame not only a wild horse but a cave lion, a pet wolf and by the end of the series the horse's two foals.
20th Feb '17 11:58:28 AM WillKeaton
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** A RunningGag has Sakaki try to pet a feral cat and is inevitably bitten. It's actually a little surprising she's ever able to get that close in the first place, since feral cats usually run away whenever humans make any concerted movement toward them. Later in the series it's revealed that the cat Sakaki keeps trying to pet is a dominant tom over a colony of around a dozen other feral cats, and thus is not only unafraid of humans, but capable of fighting them in a surprisingly effective way[[note]]Feral cats are not actually as solitary as they appear; they are extremely territorial toward one another (and will frequently fight each other to try expand their territory, especially to steal territory from sick or injured members of a colony) but will band together to drive off larger predators if they repeatedly harass members of the colony[[/note]]. [[spoiler:This actually happens to Sakaki in a later episode, where she is cornered by the tom and his fellow cats in an alley and ends up pretty badly scratched (especially since she wouldn't fight back). Later the cats surround her again, clearly intending to attack, only to be driven off by the solitary (and at that point extremely hungry and dehydrated) Iriomote kitten she later names "Mayaa", the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawan_language Okinawan]] word for "(wild?)cat".]]

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** A RunningGag has Sakaki try to pet a feral cat and is inevitably bitten. It's actually a little surprising she's ever able to get that close in the first place, since feral cats usually run away whenever humans make any concerted movement toward them. Later in the series it's revealed that the cat Sakaki keeps trying to pet is a dominant tom over a colony of around a dozen other feral cats, and thus is not only unafraid of humans, but capable of fighting them in a surprisingly effective way[[note]]Feral way.[[note]]Feral cats are not actually as solitary as they appear; they are extremely territorial toward one another (and will frequently fight each other to try expand their territory, especially to steal territory from sick or injured members of a colony) but will band together to drive off larger predators if they repeatedly harass members of the colony[[/note]]. colony.[[/note]] [[spoiler:This actually happens to Sakaki in a later episode, where she is cornered by the tom and his fellow cats in an alley and ends up pretty badly scratched (especially since she wouldn't fight back). Later the cats surround her again, clearly intending to attack, only to be driven off by the solitary (and at that point extremely hungry and dehydrated) Iriomote kitten she later names "Mayaa", the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawan_language Okinawan]] word for "(wild?)cat".]]
20th Feb '17 11:57:24 AM WillKeaton
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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 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.]]"''"]]''
29th Jan '17 5:30:08 AM Psychadelico
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* A nasty subversion occurs in ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'' with the wolvogs, which are genetically engineered guard dogs. They look like dogs and act like dogs, even wagging their tails and playing like housepets, but if you get near them, they'll rip your throat out in a heartbeat.

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* A nasty subversion occurs in ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'' with the wolvogs, which are genetically engineered guard dogs. They look like dogs and act like dogs, even wagging their tails and playing like housepets, but if you get near them, they'll rip your throat out in a heartbeat. It's worth noting that this behavior was not just the result of [[LegoGenetics cranking up the aggression on a normal dog while leaving everything else intact]]. They were explicitly designed and trained to act cute and cuddly until they were within striking range, as a means of lulling would-be (soon-to-be-ex)trespassers into a false sense of security. The world of Oryx and Crake is not a nice one at all.
26th Jan '17 6:20:56 PM PaulA
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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 are no dangerous fauna (or flora, it seems) after twenty thousand years of humans taking care of the Galaxy.

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* In ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation and Earth]]'', ''Literature/FoundationAndEarth'', 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 are no dangerous fauna (or flora, it seems) after twenty thousand years of humans taking care of the Galaxy.
19th Jan '17 2:42:49 AM Asklepios
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* Spotted hyenas are the second largest predators in Africa, and largely feared for their raids on towns, sometimes even killing small children. However in ''Harar, Ethiopia'' they are invited into the community, as many believe their laughter frightens away evil spirits, with some residents even hand-feeding the hyenas bones from the butchers'.

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* Spotted hyenas are the second largest predators in Africa, and largely feared for their raids on towns, sometimes even killing small children. However in ''Harar, Ethiopia'' ''[[http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161207-the-man-who-lives-with-hyenas Harar, Ethiopia]]'' they are invited into the community, as many believe their laughter frightens away evil spirits, with some residents even hand-feeding the hyenas bones from the butchers'.
19th Jan '17 2:39:17 AM Asklepios
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* Spotted hyenas are the second largest predators in Africa, and largely feared for their raids on towns, sometimes even killing small children. However in ''Harar, Ethiopia'' they are invited into the community, as many believe their laughter frightens away evil spirits, with some residents even hand-feeding the hyenas bones from the butchers'.
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21st Oct '16 12:38:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', when a depowered Superman (transported thousands of years into Earth's future by what was believed to be a DeathRay) is confronted by a pack of post-apocalyptic wolf creatures. He first tries to command them to stand down using all of the typical trained dog orders (stay, sit, heel, etc.), but they don't listen. It's only after [[{{Badass}} he fights them off, kills their Alpha, and makes a coat out of its hide]] that they finally listen to him (and act much more like domesticated sled dogs, as a result).

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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', when a depowered Superman (transported thousands of years into Earth's future by what was believed to be a DeathRay) is confronted by a pack of post-apocalyptic wolf creatures. He first tries to command them to stand down using all of the typical trained dog orders (stay, sit, heel, etc.), but they don't listen. It's only after [[{{Badass}} he fights them off, kills their Alpha, and makes a coat out of its hide]] hide that they finally listen to him (and act much more like domesticated sled dogs, as a result).
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.



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