History Main / AndroclesLion

13th Feb '18 6:16:44 AM Arivne
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* A Pañcatantra story has a traveller come across a well in a jungle, inside which are trapped a tiger, monkey, snake and man. He helps out the four of them, who swear to repay the debt someday. Some time later, as he is crossing a mountain, he comes across a tiger which to his surprise does not attack him. He recognises the tiger to be the one he helped out of a well, and in return she feeds him and gives him a golden necklace from her den. On the way to the capital city, he is waylaid in a forest by bandits who tie him up, take his valuables and set up camp there for the night. The monkey, who lives in the forest, comes to know about this, and comes to the travellers's rescue. He throws away the bandits' weapons, restores to the traveller his valuables and frightens the bandits away by summoning his friends, who throw rocks and stones at the bandits. The traveller then makes it to the city where he meets the goldsmith, and asks him to appraise the necklace given by the tiger. The goldsmith recognises the necklace as one owned by the missing princess of the kingdom, and upon learning that the tiger was the one who had the necklace, deduces that the tiger must have killed and eaten the princess. [[AllTakeAndNoGive In the only subversion of this trope]], the goldsmith goes to the king with the necklace and indicts the traveller for having killed the princess and stolen her jewellery, and collects the reward for this information. The king has the traveller locked up and scheduled for execution. In his jail cell, he hears a whispering noise and looks up to see the snake he helped out of the well in the jungle. The snake, having heard everything, gives the traveller an herb with instruction on how to use it. The snake then bites the king's mother, who becomes gravely ill and cannot be cure by the kingdom's best physicians. While the king is grieving in his chambres, the snake enters and whispers to the king that he only who was wrongfully imprisoned can cure the king's mother. Intrigued and desperate, the king summons the traveller, who uses the herb to relieve the queen mother's illness and explains his side of the story to the king, who locks up/executes (depending on the version) the goldsmith for his perjury and avarice. The moral of the story is that while this trope is well and good to note in fiction or with animals, [[Main/NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished it is unrealistic to expect fellow humans to repay kindness with kindness]].

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* A Pañcatantra story has a traveller come across a well in a jungle, inside which are trapped a tiger, monkey, snake and man.man (a goldsmith). He helps out the four of them, who swear to repay the debt someday. Some time later, as he is crossing a mountain, he comes across a tiger which which, to his surprise surprise, does not attack him. He recognises the tiger to be the one he helped out of a the well, and in return she feeds him and gives him a golden necklace from her den. On the way to the capital city, he is waylaid in a forest by bandits who tie him up, take his valuables and set up camp there for the night. The monkey, who lives in the forest, comes to know about this, and comes to the travellers's traveller's rescue. He throws away the bandits' weapons, restores to the traveller his valuables and frightens the bandits away by summoning his friends, who throw rocks and stones at the bandits. The traveller then makes it to the city where he meets the goldsmith, and asks him to appraise the necklace given by the tiger. The goldsmith recognises the necklace as one owned by the missing princess of the kingdom, and upon learning that the tiger was the one who had the necklace, deduces that the tiger must have killed and eaten the princess. [[AllTakeAndNoGive In the only subversion of this trope]], the goldsmith goes to the king with the necklace and indicts falsely accuses the traveller for of having killed the princess and stolen her jewellery, and collects the reward for this information. The king has the traveller locked up and scheduled for execution. In his jail cell, he hears a whispering noise and looks up to see the snake he helped out of the well in the jungle. The snake, having heard everything, gives the traveller an herb with instruction instructions on how to use it. The snake then bites the king's mother, who becomes gravely ill and cannot be cure cured by the kingdom's best physicians. While the king is grieving in his chambres, chambers, the snake enters and whispers to the king that he only who was wrongfully imprisoned can cure the king's mother. Intrigued and desperate, the king summons the traveller, who uses the herb to relieve the queen mother's illness and explains his side of the story to the king, who locks up/executes (depending on the version) the goldsmith for his perjury and avarice. The moral of the story is that while this trope is well and good to note in fiction or with animals, [[Main/NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished it is unrealistic to expect fellow humans to repay kindness with kindness]].
28th Jan '18 4:02:09 PM nombretomado
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*** A truly bizarre variation occurs in Creator/TexAvery's {{MGM}} cartoon "King Sized Canary"; as a hungry cat stalks a mouse, the mouse says, "Hey, [[BreakingTheFourthWall I just sat through this picture]], and if you're smart you won't eat me, because later in this picture I'll save your life." He does too.

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*** A truly bizarre variation occurs in Creator/TexAvery's {{MGM}} Creator/{{MGM}} cartoon "King Sized Canary"; as a hungry cat stalks a mouse, the mouse says, "Hey, [[BreakingTheFourthWall I just sat through this picture]], and if you're smart you won't eat me, because later in this picture I'll save your life." He does too.
21st Jan '18 6:20:10 AM Psi001
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** Some of Ash's human companions fall into this as well. Serena became devoted to Ash after he rescued her from the wilderness as a small child.
3rd Dec '17 7:06:54 AM Zaiaku666
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* In the world of Webcomic/KevinAndKell, this is actually a law, where if an herbivore helps a predator, that predator owes a downplayed LifeDebt and cannot harm the herbivore that helped him or her.
29th Nov '17 7:58:03 AM lalaTKG
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* Creator/HoneyWorks' "Holy Flag" centers around a fantasy adventuring group helping others on their way to fight a demon. When the party leader first starts out, he helps a young girl out of a particularly bad slump, but she does not join him. However, she does return the favor during the final battle, where comes in just in time to restore everyone's health enough for them to accomplish a finishing blow to the demon. And she only really does this because she's thankful for the party leader's assistance that time long ago.
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19th Nov '17 6:21:51 AM FoxBluereaver
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* Misty's Gyarados is revealed as this in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''. When he was a Magikarp, some kids in Cerulean City were using him as a soccer ball, and Misty, then 10 years old, drove them away. Fast forward five years, Misty is in danger of dying after getting covered in Vileplume spores, and Ash is trying to find a way to cross the river to take her to the hospital. Gyarados recognizes her, so he's more than glad to help Ash save her.
27th Oct '17 6:54:00 AM TrevMUN
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* Similar to Christian the Lion's story is that of a Bald Eagle named Freedom and her handler Jeff Guldry. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwXe_bzVZ0k In this interview]] Jeff explains the state Freedom was in when she was brought to the Sarvey Wildlife Center. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO0O0SAgPuc And in this video]] Jeff talks about her recovery, and how she later helped him overcome cancer.
4th Oct '17 8:45:42 PM Doug86
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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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* In the miniseries ''{{Shazam}}: ''ComicBook/{{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.
1st Oct '17 1:05:57 PM Piterpicher
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* It ''seriously'' needs to be pointed out that [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs this can be a very bad idea in real life.]] Approaching a wild animal in distress and trying to help it, unless you are fully prepared and know exactly what you are doing, can be ''lethal''.

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* It ''seriously'' needs to be pointed out that [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs this can be a very bad idea in real life.]] Approaching a wild animal in distress and trying to help it, unless you are fully prepared and know exactly what you are doing, can be ''lethal''.
25th Sep '17 6:40:55 PM luiz4200
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* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': Parodied. [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1989/02/15 A tree lets Sheldon have its apples]] because he "once pulled a thorn from its trunk".
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