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13th Jul '17 4:42:12 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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*** The eagle as the symbol of the United States was influenced by the association with Rome.
25th Jun '17 10:22:20 AM nombretomado
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* The {{fandom}} for ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' treats D.A. and Carlos as its {{fanon}} OfficialCouple in any {{Continuation Fic}}s that get written. The fandom cites copious evidence in {{canon}} for the ship, as can be seen [[http://melon-moon17.livejournal.com/3392.html here]], and one of the most common reasons cited is that in the episode "In the City" Carlos and D.A. were the only members of the class to be turned into [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_falcon Peregrine Falcons]], which TheOtherWiki says [[{{WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic}} mate for life]]. There's even a fanfic called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4882817/1/Peregrine_Falcons_Mate_For_Life Peregrine Falcons Mate for Life]]''.

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* The {{fandom}} for ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' treats D.A. and Carlos as its {{fanon}} OfficialCouple in any {{Continuation Fic}}s that get written. The fandom cites copious evidence in {{canon}} for the ship, as can be seen [[http://melon-moon17.livejournal.com/3392.html here]], and one of the most common reasons cited is that in the episode "In the City" Carlos and D.A. were the only members of the class to be turned into [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_falcon Peregrine Falcons]], which TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki says [[{{WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic}} mate for life]]. There's even a fanfic called ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4882817/1/Peregrine_Falcons_Mate_For_Life Peregrine Falcons Mate for Life]]''.
8th Apr '17 8:31:33 AM jamespolk
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* In the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' short story "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" Holmes remarks to Watson that you never see a sad dog in a happy family or vice versa.

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* In the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' Literature/SherlockHolmes short story "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" Holmes remarks to Watson that you never see a sad dog in a happy family or vice versa.



* In the ''Literature/ErastFandorin'' novel ''The State Councilor'', Needle, a terrorist liaison, compares her romance with Mr. Green (a terrorist leader) to a picture of two giraffes she once saw, where the animals were depicted as awkwardly clueless on how to express affection for each other.

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* In the ''Literature/ErastFandorin'' Literature/ErastFandorin novel ''The State Councilor'', ''Literature/TheStateCounsellor'', Needle, a terrorist liaison, compares her romance with Mr. Green (a terrorist leader) to a picture of two giraffes she once saw, where the animals were depicted as awkwardly clueless on how to express affection for each other.
31st Mar '17 10:25:44 AM otemple700
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* In the new ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' season, the subplot for one episode is about a lone white wolf encountering three alien tigers and fighting them. Once the battle was over, it's become a bloody massacre with all three tigers dead...but the wolf does not live to tell the tale. It's parallel to Jack trying to evade the Daughters of Aku before [[spoiler:killing one of them and passing out from blood loss.]]

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* In the new ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' season, the subplot for one episode is about a lone white wolf encountering three alien tigers and fighting them. Once the battle was over, it's become a bloody massacre with all three tigers dead...but dead and the wolf does not live to tell the tale.just barely still alive. It's parallel to Jack trying to evade the Daughters of Aku before [[spoiler:killing one of them and passing out from blood loss.]]
20th Mar '17 8:57:38 AM Wildstar93
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* In the new ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' season, the subplot for one episode is about a lone white wolf encountering three alien tigers and fighting them. Once the battle was over, it's become a bloody massacre with all three tigers dead...but the wolf does not live to tell the tale. It's parallel to Jack trying to evade the Daughters of Aku before [[spoiler:killing one of them and passing out from blood loss.]]
7th Nov '16 5:32:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* A very odd example, considering the couple in question are themselves animals, occurs in ''Disney/TheLionKing 2''. Kiara wistfully watches a pair of doves fly off together before she starts the "Love Will Find a Way" number, where she and Kovu are reunited.
* The Disney version of ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' does this with the title character's raccoon and the Englishman's dog. These two animals serve as a symbolic representation for the friction between the natives and English settlers. By the end of the film, the animal mascots are friendly, and all hostilities are seemingly resolved between the two peoples.
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* A very odd example, considering the couple in question are themselves animals, occurs in ''Disney/TheLionKing 2''. Kiara wistfully watches a pair of doves fly off together before she starts the "Love Will Find a Way" number, where she and Kovu are reunited.



* The Disney version of ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' does this with the title character's raccoon and the Englishman's dog. These two animals serve as a symbolic representation for the friction between the natives and English settlers. By the end of the film, the animal mascots are friendly, and all hostilities are seemingly resolved between the two peoples.


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23rd Oct '16 1:15:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* An article in ''TheOnion'' has an entire family attempting to use the family dog as a metaphor for their relationship difficulties--The father for example saying that the dog feels confined and needs to run free, while the youngest child says the dog just wants some attention...

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* An article in ''TheOnion'' ''Magazine/TheOnion'' has an entire family attempting to use the family dog as a metaphor for their relationship difficulties--The father for example saying that the dog feels confined and needs to run free, while the youngest child says the dog just wants some attention...
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!"
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