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16th Feb '17 6:30:01 PM FF32
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* Many of the chapters in the ''RuleOfRose'' involve animal motifs, such as 'The Bird of Happiness' and 'The Goat Sisters'. Even ones that don't often have an animal associated with them; 'Rag Princess' has pigs, for example. All these animals manifest as pseudo-humanoid enemies during the game, and seem to be inspired by animals kept in the orphanage.

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* Many of the chapters in the ''RuleOfRose'' ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'' involve animal motifs, such as 'The Bird of Happiness' and 'The Goat Sisters'. Even ones that don't often have an animal associated with them; 'Rag Princess' has pigs, for example. All these animals manifest as pseudo-humanoid enemies during the game, and seem to be inspired by animals kept in the orphanage.
14th Feb '17 9:46:17 AM KrspaceT
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* ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'' frequently compares C.C. to a cat, fitting for her aloof yet playful demeanor.

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* ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'' frequently compares C.C. to a cat, fitting for her aloof yet playful demeanor. Other fanfics do this as well, noting how she does nothing but lounge around all day asleep, bother people, be disobedient to requests, and eat.
12th Feb '17 12:19:47 PM DrImpossible
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', the Joker makes some references about dogs and their loyalty. He reinforces his ideals on actual dogs, starving them and gaining their loyalty that way.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', the Joker makes some references about dogs and their loyalty. He reinforces his ideals on actual dogs, starving One of the gangs in Gotham is led by a man who starves and abuses a group of dogs to make them and gaining their loyalty that way.viciously attack anyone. Joker sets them on him.
12th Feb '17 9:57:48 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* The 2016 US Presidential Election notably saw two animal symbols catching on with several supporters of two of its top contenders; many supporters of Bernie Sanders adopted the bird as their personal symbol, while many supporters of Donald Trump used the lion. The bird caught on after a robin perched on Sanders' podium while he was giving a speech, prompting an enthusiastic response from the crowd, and (eventually) [[AscendedMeme the Sanders campaign selling official merchandise with the "Birdie Sanders" symbol]]. The lion caught on after Trump attracted attention for tweeting UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini's quote ''"It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep"'', and it eventually inspired the formation of an unoffical pro-Trump paramilitary group that called itself [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_Guard "The Lion Guard"]].
5th Feb '17 10:39:33 AM DustSnitch
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* Beetles are a motif in ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''. A beetle is Kubo's family crest, the character of Beetle is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin self-explanatory]], and, as mentioned above, Music/TheBeatles originally performed the song that is used in the end credits.
2nd Feb '17 12:36:55 PM creader
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* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'':
** Chihiro, the protagonist, finds it hard to turn without stepping on an Eastern dragon. This affinity for them saves her life several times.
** After gorging on the food of the spirits, Chihiro's parents are punished by being turned into pigs. The symbolism is obvious.
* [[SiblingYinYang Black and White]] from ''Anime/{{Tekkonkinkreet}}'' are collectively referred to as "the cats", and White is often seen wearing hats or hoods that mimic animal looks.



* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'':
** Chihiro, the protagonist, finds it hard to turn without stepping on an Eastern dragon. This affinity for them saves her life several times.
** After gorging on the food of the spirits, Chihiro's parents are punished by being turned into pigs. The symbolism is obvious.
* [[SiblingYinYang Black and White]] from ''Anime/{{Tekkonkinkreet}}'' are collectively referred to as "the cats", and White is often seen wearing hats or hoods that mimic animal looks.
31st Jan '17 6:20:04 PM themisterfree
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** More cats- in the crossover episode with ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'', [[TheMultiverse he pulls out a checklist]] of [[MythologyGag other Cartoon Network series he's visited.]] [[UnexpectedCharacter Smack-dab in the middle are the]] SwatKats. (They were likely included because Rebecca Sugar, creator of ''Steven Universe'', stated in [[http://www.laweekly.com/arts/steven-universe-the-first-cartoon-network-show-created-solely-by-a-woman-4184413 an interview that she watched the show back in the 90s.]] Perhaps that's why there are so many cat motifs in this show, then?)
30th Jan '17 6:58:33 AM Monolaf317
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** Steven's favorite ice cream treats are Cookie Cats, he has grown cats on his fingers, spawned a wrestling persona named "Tiger Millionaire", and even got a pet ''lion''.

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** Steven's favorite ice cream treats are Cookie Cats, he has grown cats on his fingers, has a Leo horoscope, spawned a wrestling persona named "Tiger Millionaire", and even got a pet ''lion''.



17th Jan '17 8:37:59 AM nirao01
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** The Licha Dragons, a tag team composed of [[Wrestling/{{Hunico}} Sin Cara]] and Kalisto.



** The late Wrestling/EddieGuerrero donned the aforementioned Black Tiger LegacyCharacter in his career.
** Wrestling/StacyCarter wrestled as "Ms. Kitty" and later "The Kat".
** Wrestling/{{Sable}} has a leopard screeching on her entrance theme.



** "The Lone Wolf" Baron Corbin



** Wrestling/SantinoMarella's FinishingMove is called "The Cobra" and does it by placing a snake designed sock on his hand.



** Infamously, Terry Taylor wrestled as the Red Rooster.
** Another infamous one is the Turkey called Wrestling/TheGobbledyGooker
** Wrestling/{{Paige}} is [[RedBaron dubbed]] as "The Enchanting/Mysterious Raven-Haired Lady". While it mainly refers to [[RavenHairIvorySkin her features]], ravens became her de-facto motif among {{Fanon}}, and she herself has acknowledged it.



** Former SHIN FMW and IWA Japan wrestler Keisuke Yamada turned Black Buffalo in Osaka Pro.



** Wrestling/TitoSantana, who has a matador gimmick.
** The Los Matadores tag-team.
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** Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron's FinishingMove in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} is called the Widow's Peak. Since she came to Wrestling/{{TNA}}, she has taken after Jake Roberts and started bringing a tarantula to the ring.
** Wrestling/AJLee has developed a black widow spider motif. Some of her shirts are even cut in such a way as to bring to mind a spider's web.



* The [[Wrestling/ChrisBenoit Rabid Wolverine]], who had also wrestled as The Pegasus Kid.

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* The [[Wrestling/ChrisBenoit Wrestling/ChrisBenoit was known as the Rabid Wolverine]], who Wolverine, and had also wrestled as The Pegasus Kid.



* Former SHIN FMW and IWA Japan wrestler Keisuke Yamada turned Black Buffalo in Osaka Pro.



* Since she came to Wrestling/{{TNA}}, [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Tara]] has taken after Jake Roberts and started bringing a tarantula to the ring.
* Wrestling/AJLee has developed a black widow spider motif. Some of her shirts are even cut in such a way as to bring to mind a spider's web.



* Sheep for Wrestling/TheWyattFamily, especially Erick Rowan, who wears a sheep mask.

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* Sheep for Wrestling/TheWyattFamily, especially Erick Rowan, Wrestling/ErickRowan, who wears a sheep mask.


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* Kobe Bryant is known as "The Black Mumba".
16th Jan '17 3:08:19 AM Doug86
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* ''Anime/PeacemakerKurogane'': Tetsu is frequently referred to as a "pup" since he is still just a child among a den of "wolves", the Shinsengumi.

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* ''Anime/PeacemakerKurogane'': ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'': Tetsu is frequently referred to as a "pup" since he is still just a child among a den of "wolves", the Shinsengumi.
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