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22nd Sep '16 2:59:06 AM Arivne
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* Subverted (and double subverted) in a classic joke. A man saves an elephant with a thorn in its foot. The elephant takes a long look at the man and the hurries off. Some years later, the man sees the elephant in a local circus. Since elephants never forget, the man decides to enter into the elephant's enclosure to comfort his old friend the elephant. He is promptly crushed to death, at which point the narrator usually points out that [[ShaggyDogStory it was probably not the same elephant]].
* In ''Literature/HitherbyDragons'', "[[http://imago.hitherby.com/2004/08/a-succession-of-magical-fish/ A succession of magical fish]]" a woman gets offered her heart's desire from various fish. But it turns out, she's just being kind for the sake of it. She gets ice cream, though.
* The Steampunk Tarot deck shows said lion on the "Strength" card, instead of the usual gentle-control that said card usual shows. It still fits the card's archetype, being of intelligence triumphant over base instinct.
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* Subverted (and double subverted) in a classic joke. A man saves an elephant with a thorn in its foot. The elephant takes a long look at the man and the hurries off. Some years later, the man sees the elephant in a local circus. Since elephants never forget, the man decides to enter into the elephant's enclosure to comfort his old friend the elephant. He is promptly crushed to death, at which point the narrator usually points out that [[ShaggyDogStory it was probably not the same elephant]].
* In ''Literature/HitherbyDragons'', "[[http://imago.hitherby.com/2004/08/a-succession-of-magical-fish/ A succession of magical fish]]" a woman gets offered her heart's desire from various fish. But it turns out, she's just being kind for the sake of it. She gets ice cream, though.
* The Steampunk Tarot deck shows said lion on the "Strength" card, instead of the usual gentle-control that said card usual shows. It still fits the card's archetype, being of intelligence triumphant over base instinct.
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17th Sep '16 1:45:11 PM Astaroth
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the gaang befriends a WellIntentionedExtremist bandit named Jet, who at one point tries to rob an innocent old man but is prevented from doing so by Sokka. Later in the episode, Jet tries to destroy a village by breaking open a dam and flooding it; Sokka goes to the village and tries to warn them to evacuate, but no-one believes him, until the old man from earlier speaks up on Sokka's behalf.
15th Aug '16 10:54:50 AM KGBtheRussianSpy
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' in the episode "Freak City," where Finn gives food to Magic Man, disguised as a beggar, and he repays Finn by turning him into a giant foot against his will, because, as the episode's SpoofAesop will tell you, "Magic Man is a jerk."
26th Jul '16 7:59:57 AM NoSpoilerz
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the boss of the first dungeon (Gohma) is tormenting the tail of the resident guardian spirit, the dragon Valoo. Once Link has put paid to that monster, Valoo expresses his gratitude. Later, when Link is captured by Ganon, Valoo pulls a BigDamnHeroes and brings help, then blasts Ganon with a gout of flame.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the boss of the first dungeon (Gohma) is tormenting the tail of the resident guardian spirit, the dragon Valoo. Once Link has put paid to the pain on that monster, Valoo expresses his gratitude. Later, when Link is captured by Ganon, Valoo pulls a BigDamnHeroes and brings help, then blasts Ganon with a gout of flame.
21st Jun '16 10:21:26 PM PaulA
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* [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms']] ''Literature/TheTwoBrothers'' and Creator/AndrewLang's ''[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/079.htm The Three Princes and Their Beasts]]'' are related stories in which the brothers go out hunting and spare the lives of various animals; each thanks them by giving each brother one of its cubs, and the cubs grow up to be LoyalAnimalCompanions and invaluable assistants in their subsequent adventures.

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* [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms']] ''Literature/TheTwoBrothers'' and Creator/AndrewLang's ''[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/079.htm The Three Princes and Their Beasts]]'' are related stories in which the brothers go out hunting and spare the lives of various animals; each thanks them by giving each brother one of its cubs, and the cubs grow up to be LoyalAnimalCompanions {{Loyal Animal Companion}}s and invaluable assistants in their subsequent adventures.
21st Jun '16 10:20:26 PM PaulA
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* Similarly in [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms']] ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]'', and in ''[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/079.htm The Three Princes and Their Beasts]]''.

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* Similarly in [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms']] ''Literature/TheTwoBrothers'' and Creator/AndrewLang's ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/60twobrothers.html The Two Brothers]]'', and in ''[[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/079.htm The Three Princes and Their Beasts]]''.Beasts]]'' are related stories in which the brothers go out hunting and spare the lives of various animals; each thanks them by giving each brother one of its cubs, and the cubs grow up to be LoyalAnimalCompanions and invaluable assistants in their subsequent adventures.
26th May '16 7:43:19 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In a first-season episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Judai helps procure the release of a monkey named SAL who is being used as a test animal in a dangerous experiment. Later, in season 2, SAL finds Judai lost on the island, starving and hallucinating, and brings him some bananas (and water, when Judai starts to choke from eating them too fast).
27th Apr '16 8:39:47 AM DannWoolf
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', the player comes across a dog and a wastelander fighting some raiders in a junkyard. The wastelander always dies, but the dog is saved it becomes a useful companion.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', the player comes across a dog and a wastelander fighting some raiders in a junkyard. The wastelander always dies, but if the dog is saved it becomes a useful companion.
29th Feb '16 2:28:24 PM margdean56
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* In ''ComicBook/RedSonja: Beserker'', Sonja rescues a polar bear cub from a pair of sadistic hunters who were tormenting it. The bear stays with her through winter. Years later, Sonja has been sentenced to [[GladiatorGames die in the arena]] and a bear is unleashed against her. It turns out to be the same bear and refuses to attack her. The two team up and escape the arena.

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* In ''ComicBook/RedSonja: Beserker'', Berserker'', Sonja rescues a polar bear cub from a pair of sadistic hunters who were tormenting it. The bear stays with her through winter. Years later, Sonja has been sentenced to [[GladiatorGames die in the arena]] and a bear is unleashed against her. It turns out to be the same bear and refuses to attack her. The two team up and escape the arena.



* A traditional tale of the Kamba people from Kenya tells the story of a man who cultivated a field. The crops attracted gazelles so he put traps to defend his crops. One day he saw a lion had fallen in one of the traps. He freed the lion after making him promise that he would not hurt him. Once free, however, [[TheFarmerAndTheViper the lion]] [[ILied attacked him]]. Then the man convinced the lion to let him go after promising that he would give him the heart of every animal that fell on his traps from then on. One day his wife accidentally fell on one of the traps, and just as the man ran to free her the lion appeared and demanded the wife's heart as part of their agreement. The man refused saying that this wasn't part of the deal, so the lion killed the wife and badly injured the man. Moral of the story: [[SubvertedTrope Don't trust lions]]. [[DeconstructorFleet They fucking eat people]].

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* A traditional tale of the Kamba people from Kenya tells the story of a man who cultivated a field. The crops attracted gazelles so he put set traps to defend his crops. One day he saw a lion had fallen in one of the traps. He freed the lion after making him promise that he would not hurt him. Once free, however, [[TheFarmerAndTheViper the lion]] [[ILied attacked him]]. Then the man convinced the lion to let him go after promising that he would give him the heart of every animal that fell on in his traps from then on. One day his wife accidentally fell on one of the traps, and just as the man ran to free her the lion appeared and demanded the wife's heart as part of their agreement. The man refused saying that this wasn't part of the deal, so the lion killed the wife and badly injured the man. Moral of the story: [[SubvertedTrope Don't trust lions]]. [[DeconstructorFleet They fucking eat people]].
26th Feb '16 10:56:53 AM JoeMerl
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* In the miniseries ''{{Shazam}}: Monster Society of Evil'' (written by the author of ''Bone,'' above) [[KidHero Billy]] always shoos away the cockroaches that infest his abandoned building, but is never seen killing them. When all the insects of the city come under the control of [[PsychicPowers Mister Mind]], this turns out to be very helpful.
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