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17th Jun '16 2:47:27 AM Doug86
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* GameOfThrones (and by extension ASongOfIceAndFire) has quite a lot, with wolves generally representing the heroic Starks, Lions for the Lannisters, and Stags for the Baratheons. In the very first episode, the Starks find a dire wolf that [[MutualKill died killing a stag]] to provide for its children. Given that the first season is entirely based around the Stark and Baratheon households accidentally destroying each other and themselves, the symbolism can be seen as a bit heavy-handed.

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* GameOfThrones ''Series/GameOfThrones'' (and by extension ASongOfIceAndFire) ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'') has quite a lot, with wolves generally representing the heroic Starks, Lions for the Lannisters, and Stags for the Baratheons. In the very first episode, the Starks find a dire wolf that [[MutualKill died killing a stag]] to provide for its children. Given that the first season is entirely based around the Stark and Baratheon households accidentally destroying each other and themselves, the symbolism can be seen as a bit heavy-handed.
8th Mar '16 2:16:53 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', Mr Brooks the Lancre Castle beekeeper tells Nearly-Queen Magrat some interesting facts about bees, including that, while they'll attack wasps approaching the hive, they get confused if one is already inside, and that two queens in the same hive will always fight each other to the death. Later on, Shawn Ogg gets confused by the fact the elves are in the castle, Mr Brooks uses his wasp-spray on some elves while directly comparing the two, and finally Magrat attacks the Elf Queen while thinking "Only one queen in a hive! Slash! Stab!"

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* In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', Mr Brooks the Lancre Castle beekeeper tells Nearly-Queen Magrat some interesting facts about bees, including that, while they'll attack wasps approaching the hive, they get confused if one is already inside, and that two queens in the same hive will always fight each other to the death. Later on, Shawn Ogg gets confused by the fact the elves are in the castle, Mr Brooks uses his wasp-spray on some elves while directly comparing the two, and finally Magrat attacks the Elf Queen while thinking "Only one queen in a hive! Slash! Stab!"Stab!" And, of course, Granny Weatherwax's CrowningMomentOfAwesome in that book is [[spoiler: Borrowing a swarm of bees]].
8th Mar '16 2:13:31 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', Mr Brooks the Lancre Castle beekeeper tells Nearly-Queen Magrat some interesting facts about bees, including that, while they'll attack wasps approaching the hive, they get confused if one is already inside, and that two queens in the same hive will always fight each other to the death. Later on, Shawn Ogg gets confused by the fact the elves are in the castle, Mr Brooks uses his wasp-spray on some elves while directly comparing the two, and finally Magrat attacks the Elf Queen while thinking "Only one queen in a hive! Slash! Stab!"
27th Feb '16 9:21:00 PM Willbyr
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* In ''KodomoNoOmocha'', "natural enemies" Sana and Akito are represented as a mongoose and cobra, respectively.

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* In ''KodomoNoOmocha'', ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', "natural enemies" Sana and Akito are represented as a mongoose and cobra, respectively.
15th Feb '16 11:47:02 PM ManicOppressive
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* GameOfThrones (and by extension ASongOfIceAndFire) has quite a lot, with wolves generally representing the heroic Starks, Lions for the Lannisters, and Stags for the Baratheons. In the very first episode, the Starks find a dire wolf that [[MutualKill died killing a stag]] to provide for its children. Given that the first season is entirely based around the Stark and Baratheon households accidentally destroying each other and themselves, the symbolism can be seen as a bit heavy-handed.
6th Feb '16 9:09:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Friends}}'', Phoebe compares Ross & Rachel's relationship to lobster, because they mate for life. According to Phoebe, you can actually see old lobster couples in a lobster tank holding claws.
* There's a ''BoyMeetsWorld'' episode where Cory wants to get back together with Topanga. He follows her to Walt Disney World to win her back. There he talks to a dophin who is sad because it has lost its mate. He tells it that he believes Toganga is his mate.

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* In ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Phoebe compares Ross & Rachel's relationship to lobster, because they mate for life. According to Phoebe, you can actually see old lobster couples in a lobster tank holding claws.
* There's a ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' episode where Cory wants to get back together with Topanga. He follows her to Walt Disney World to win her back. There he talks to a dophin who is sad because it has lost its mate. He tells it that he believes Toganga is his mate.



* The ''{{Frasier}}'' episode "You Can Go Home Again" contains an extended FlashBack to the day of Frasier's first radio show, during the course of which Niles describes his relationship with Maris by saying, "Like the Arctic puffin, we mate for life." It's doubly symbolic given Maris' constant association with coldness and ice throughout the series.

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* The ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episode "You Can Go Home Again" contains an extended FlashBack to the day of Frasier's first radio show, during the course of which Niles describes his relationship with Maris by saying, "Like the Arctic puffin, we mate for life." It's doubly symbolic given Maris' constant association with coldness and ice throughout the series.
1st Feb '16 7:44:09 PM GrammarNavi
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* Little Bear the dog, in TamoraPierce's ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' series. The four main characters fully cooperated for the first time in order to rescue him, so he's a symbol of their bond. When three of the four young mages leave their temple home to go travelling, Little Bear goes with Tris -- the one most reluctant to leave. This ties in to the main characters' growing independence... and distance from each other. By the time they return, their bond is so badly affected that it verges on non-existent, by which point Tris has left Little Bear at the temple with another young mage (see ItsAllJunk).

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* Little Bear the dog, in TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' series. The four main characters fully cooperated for the first time in order to rescue him, so he's a symbol of their bond. When three of the four young mages leave their temple home to go travelling, Little Bear goes with Tris -- the one most reluctant to leave. This ties in to the main characters' growing independence... and distance from each other. By the time they return, their bond is so badly affected that it verges on non-existent, by which point Tris has left Little Bear at the temple with another young mage (see ItsAllJunk).
12th Nov '15 9:24:40 AM Premonition45
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** Similarly, in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', Franz Oberhauser uses the cuckoo bird as a metaphor for the resentment he felt for Bond [[spoiler:as a step-brother]].

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** Similarly, in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', Franz Oberhauser uses the cuckoo bird as a metaphor for the resentment he felt for Bond [[spoiler:as a step-brother]].foster brother]].
11th Nov '15 1:25:58 PM Premonition45
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** In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', Raul Silva uses rats as a metaphor for himself and Bond.

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** In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', Raul Silva uses rats as a metaphor for himself and Bond.Bond as spies.
11th Nov '15 7:46:31 AM Premonition45
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* Film/JamesBond:
** In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', Raul Silva uses rats as a metaphor for himself and Bond.
** Similarly, in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', Franz Oberhauser uses the cuckoo bird as a metaphor for the resentment he felt for Bond [[spoiler:as a step-brother]].
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