History Main / AndroclesLion

3rd Feb '16 3:04:30 PM DoctorCooper
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* Subversion with most RealLife wild animals- because not AllAnimalsAreDomesticated, as some people found out. Also subverted with some RealLife domestic animals. And, of course, also played straight with some wild animals--though without the kind of expert knowledge to reliably know when it will or will not work (and how to do it right), it's quite a gamble to take. Many people take a reasonable compromise by helping the animal enough to save it/get it out of trouble, but will do everything to keep themselves safe while doing so (such as keeping their distance, using long tools and various things for protection in case the animal reacts negatively, always erring on the side of caution, etc).
24th Jan '16 7:52:04 PM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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* Literature/FirebirdLackey: Ilya gets help from a horse, nightingale, fox and the titular Firebird by saving their lives (or tasty apples, in the horse's case).
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* Literature/FirebirdLackey: The protagonist Ilya gets help from a horse, nightingale, fox and the titular Firebird by saving their lives (or tasty apples, in the horse's case).
29th Dec '15 5:53:27 AM Dravencour
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See also: PredatorTurnedProtector, InterspeciesFriendship, IOweYouMyLife, DisproportionateReward, CharacterWitness, RampageFromANail, LaserGuidedKarma, BecauseYouWereNiceToMe, and ComeBackMyPet. Contrast with TheFarmerAndTheViper, in which doing a dangerous animal a good turn is a colossally bad idea.
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See also: PredatorTurnedProtector, InterspeciesFriendship, IOweYouMyLife, DisproportionateReward, CharacterWitness, RampageFromANail, LaserGuidedKarma, BecauseYouWereNiceToMe, and ComeBackMyPet. Contrast with TheFarmerAndTheViper, in which doing a dangerous animal a good turn is a colossally bad idea. TheFarmerAndTheViper.
29th Dec '15 5:53:06 AM Dravencour
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See also: PredatorTurnedProtector, InterspeciesFriendship, IOweYouMyLife, DisproportionateReward, CharacterWitness, RampageFromANail, LaserGuidedKarma, BecauseYouWereNiceToMe, and ComeBackMyPet. Contrast with TheFarmerAndTheViper.
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See also: PredatorTurnedProtector, InterspeciesFriendship, IOweYouMyLife, DisproportionateReward, CharacterWitness, RampageFromANail, LaserGuidedKarma, BecauseYouWereNiceToMe, and ComeBackMyPet. Contrast with TheFarmerAndTheViper. TheFarmerAndTheViper, in which doing a dangerous animal a good turn is a colossally bad idea.

* 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 f*cking 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 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 f*cking fucking eat people]].
11th Dec '15 10:07:08 PM vifetoile
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See CharacterWitness when this Trope applies to humans and other sentient creatures. A specific kind of ChekovsGunman.
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See CharacterWitness when this Trope applies to humans and other sentient creatures. A specific kind of ChekovsGunman. ChekhovsGunman.
11th Dec '15 10:04:57 PM vifetoile
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See CharacterWitness when this Trope applies to humans and other sentient creatures.
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See CharacterWitness when this Trope applies to humans and other sentient creatures. creatures. A specific kind of ChekovsGunman.
28th Nov '15 5:41:33 PM DarkHunter
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** When he was a student, Hagrid kept hidden and saved the life of a baby [[GiantSpider Acromantula]] named Aragog. The giant talking spider therefore feels a debt of gratitude to Hagrid: he has forbidden his children from ever harming Hagrid, and has personally refrained from eating humans. However, this is as far as his kindness extends: any other human who wanders into his neck of the woods is fair game.
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** When he was a student, Hagrid kept hidden and saved the life of a baby [[GiantSpider Acromantula]] named Aragog. The giant talking spider therefore feels a debt of gratitude to Hagrid: he has forbidden his children from ever harming Hagrid, and has personally refrained from eating humans. However, this is as far as his kindness extends: any other human who wanders into his neck of the woods is fair game.game for his family.
21st Nov '15 5:11:26 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou'': An extremely powerful Youkai jumps to Natsume's defence against an evil Ayakashi, because Natsume helped him earlier in the episode. This is a pretty big reward considering all Natsume did was [[spoiler: cover up a puddle in the road so that his servants could pass ? despite the fact they could just as easily have ''walked around it''...]]
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* ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou'': ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'': An extremely powerful Youkai jumps to Natsume's defence against an evil Ayakashi, because Natsume helped him earlier in the episode. This is a pretty big reward considering all Natsume did was [[spoiler: cover up a puddle in the road so that his servants could pass ? despite the fact they could just as easily have ''walked around it''...]]
15th Nov '15 8:50:06 PM StevieC
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* A real-life instance involving a tiger, made the rounds on Tumblr in gif form, seen [[http://quixylvre.tumblr.com/post/97038482448 here]].
15th Nov '15 11:45:05 AM DAN004
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See also: InterspeciesFriendship, IOweYouMyLife, DisproportionateReward, CharacterWitness, RampageFromANail, LaserGuidedKarma, BecauseYouWereNiceToMe, and ComeBackMyPet. Contrast with TheFarmerAndTheViper.
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See also: PredatorTurnedProtector, InterspeciesFriendship, IOweYouMyLife, DisproportionateReward, CharacterWitness, RampageFromANail, LaserGuidedKarma, BecauseYouWereNiceToMe, and ComeBackMyPet. Contrast with TheFarmerAndTheViper.
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