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7th Mar '17 5:44:54 AM Darkmoonfire
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* [[CreepyCrows Crows]] not only have the ability to remember faces, they have the ability to hold grudges and to ''transfer that knowledge''. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19042_6-terrifying-ways-crows-are-way-smarter-than-you-think.html They're also smarter than you expect.]]



* [[CreepyCrows Crows]] not only have the ability to remember faces, they have the ability to hold grudges and to ''transfer that knowledge''. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19042_6-terrifying-ways-crows-are-way-smarter-than-you-think.html They're also smarter than you expect.]]
3rd Mar '17 3:43:16 PM crazysamaritan
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A situation in which TheHunter fixates on an animal as his ArchEnemy as a result of twisted logic, almost always a direct result of a past [[ItsPersonal personal grudge]]. Be it an animal that constantly thwarts his efforts or just some plain old mindless beast that made off with [[AnArmAndALeg one of the human's limbs]], the human dedicates [[RevengeBeforeReason all of his time]] and [[TheDeterminator effort]] toward the capture or [[DisproportionateRetribution killing]] of the beast, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters even if]] it [[TakingYouWithMe kills him]].

A human SuperPersistentPredator -- in some cases, The Hunter is justified in hunting the animal because ItCanThink. In others, the Hunter himself illustrates that HumansAreTheRealMonsters or HumansAreCthulhu. See HeWhoFightsMonsters.

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A situation in which TheHunter the Hunter Archetype fixates on an animal as his ArchEnemy as a result of twisted logic, almost always a direct result of a past [[ItsPersonal personal grudge]]. Be it an animal that constantly thwarts his efforts or just some plain old mindless beast that made off with [[AnArmAndALeg one of the human's limbs]], the human dedicates [[RevengeBeforeReason all of his time]] and [[TheDeterminator effort]] toward the capture or [[DisproportionateRetribution killing]] of the beast, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters even if]] it [[TakingYouWithMe kills him]].

A human SuperPersistentPredator -- in some cases, The the Hunter is justified in hunting the animal because ItCanThink. In others, the Hunter himself illustrates that HumansAreTheRealMonsters or HumansAreCthulhu. See HeWhoFightsMonsters.



22nd Feb '17 11:31:02 PM zequeins
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* [[CreepyCrows Crows]] not only have the ability to remember faces, they have the ability to hold grudges and to ''transfer that knowledge''. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19042_6-terrifying-ways-crows-are-way-smarter-than-you-think.html They're also smarter than you expect.]]
13th Jan '17 5:04:42 AM Ccook1956
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-->'''Carl:''' I smell varmint poontang. And the only good varmint poontang is ''dead'' varmint poontang.


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* [[DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines The Vulture Squadron vs. Yankee Doodle Pigeon.]]
13th Nov '16 11:53:25 PM SilentStranger
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* OlderThanRadio: One of the best known examples is the deadly rivalry between Captain Ahab and Literature/MobyDick. The relationship has been subject to much parody. Ahab himself [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on this trope in the original novel -- he essentially said that if he couldn't hunt down the abstract fates that ultimately cost him his leg, the eponymous whale would be the next best thing.

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* OlderThanRadio: One of the best known examples is the deadly rivalry between Captain Ahab and Literature/MobyDick. The relationship has been subject to much parody. Ahab himself [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on this trope in the original novel -- he essentially said that if he couldn't hunt down the abstract fates that ultimately cost him his leg, the eponymous whale would be the next best thing. The book itself deconstructs this, as its unlikely that the whale even recognized Ahab, much less understood why the loudmouth human was hunting him.



* Predators sometimes, for whatever reason, will imprint upon humans as prey and go out of their way to hunt people even over what they would normally hunt. The only way to deal with such animals, known appropriately as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-eater Man-Eaters]], is to invoke this trope, hunt them down, and euthanize them. The most notorious and well known example are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_maneaters Tsavo Maneaters]]. They were killed by Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, who went full Captain Ahab to bring them down.

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* Predators sometimes, for whatever reason, reason (usually because humans make decent hunters but also slow, easy prey), will imprint upon humans as prey and go out of their way to hunt people even over what they would normally hunt. The only way to deal with such animals, known appropriately as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-eater Man-Eaters]], is to invoke this trope, hunt them down, and euthanize them. The most notorious and well known example are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_maneaters Tsavo Maneaters]]. They were killed by Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, who went full Captain Ahab to bring them down.down.
** A modern-day example is Gustave, a monstrous Nile crocodile who hunts humans and other animals ust for the sake of killing, and has survived countless attempts at killing him. He was last seen in 2015, dragging an entire bull into the water. So far no one has been able to catch him, much less kill him.
7th Nov '16 7:32:56 AM erforce
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* Quint, the obsessed shark hunter from ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.

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* %%* Quint, the obsessed shark hunter from ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.''Literature/{{Jaws}}''.
21st Sep '16 6:54:27 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Homer:''' Lisa, the point of ''Moby-Dick'' is to be yourself.

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'''Homer:''' Lisa, the point of ''Moby-Dick'' is to be yourself.{{be yourself}}.
6th Sep '16 5:45:09 PM Destreux
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[[caption-width-right:350:One must stand strong, even in the face of an [[IncreiblyLamePun overwhaleming adversity.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:One must stand strong, even in the face of an [[IncreiblyLamePun [[IncrediblyLamePun overwhaleming adversity.]]]]
6th Sep '16 5:44:36 PM Destreux
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[[caption-width-right:350:One must stand strong, even in the face of an overwhaleming adversity.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:One must stand strong, even in the face of an [[IncreiblyLamePun overwhaleming adversity.]]]]]]
19th Aug '16 12:13:36 PM StFan
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->'''Lisa''': Dad, you can't take revenge on an animal. That was the whole point of ''Literature/MobyDick''.
->'''Homer''': Lisa, the point of ''Moby-Dick'' is to be yourself.

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->'''Lisa''': ->'''Lisa:''' Dad, you can't take revenge on an animal. That was the whole point of ''Literature/MobyDick''.
->'''Homer''':
''Literature/MobyDick''.\\
'''Homer:'''
Lisa, the point of ''Moby-Dick'' is to be yourself.



A human SuperPersistentPredator - in some cases, The Hunter is justified in hunting the animal because ItCanThink. In others, the Hunter himself illustrates that HumansAreTheRealMonsters or HumansAreCthulhu. See HeWhoFightsMonsters.

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A human SuperPersistentPredator - -- in some cases, The Hunter is justified in hunting the animal because ItCanThink. In others, the Hunter himself illustrates that HumansAreTheRealMonsters or HumansAreCthulhu. See HeWhoFightsMonsters.






* The original ''Comicbook/TheTransformers'' comic did a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/MobyDick'' at one point. The Transformer in question lived on a world far from most of his race and was a Pretender (a Transformer covered in a pseudo-organic shell that allowed him to pose as an organic but was rather difficult to repair) and so couldn't get his leg properly restored. [[spoiler: He finally incapacitated the beast responsible but decided against finishing it off.]]

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* The original ''Comicbook/TheTransformers'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' comic did a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/MobyDick'' at one point. The Transformer in question lived lives on a world far from most of his race and was is a Pretender (a Transformer covered in a pseudo-organic shell that allowed allows him to pose as an organic but was is rather difficult to repair) and so couldn't can't get his leg properly restored. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He finally incapacitated incapacitates the beast responsible but decided decides against finishing it off.]]



* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' - Quint, at least, wants revenge against the shark. The others are more motivated by "we need to kill it because it keeps eating people".

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* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' - ''Film/{{Jaws}}'': Quint, at least, wants revenge against the shark. The others are more motivated by "we need to kill it because it keeps eating people".



* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] and bears (and owls).
* Gordy and the WeaselMascot of ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. In the GrandFinale, [[spoiler:he (with the help of the other teachers) finally catches it after tearing down half the school. Then it turns out to have had babies, so they adopt it as a mascot]].

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* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] ''Series/TheColbertReport'': Creator/StephenColbert and bears (and owls).
* Gordy and the WeaselMascot of ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''.''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. In the GrandFinale, [[spoiler:he (with the help of the other teachers) finally catches it after tearing down half the school. Then it turns out to have had babies, so they adopt it as a mascot]].



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* Belkar of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a grudge against Windstriker, [[KnightTemplar Miko's]] horse. Said horse was one of the characters he asked the Oracle if he'd wind up killing, and he was quite disappointed when he discovered that [[spoiler:Miko had died, leaving Windstriker in the Outer Planes]], meaning he'd never be able to kill Windstriker.
* ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' parodies this with the [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology birdosaurus]], a dinosaur that follows the doctor around and performs minor actions with more serious consequences (e.g. stepping on the stone that sets off all the traps while the doctor is standing in the trapped area), which he has developed an intense, somewhat disproportionate hatred for.
--> '''Doctor McNinja:''' I hate you. I hate you so much. I will hunt you down forever. When you die, my laughter will be so '''bright''', it will be the last thing you will hear, '''see''', '''smell''' and '''feel'''.

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* Belkar of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a grudge against Windstriker, [[KnightTemplar Miko's]] horse. Said horse was is one of the characters he asked the Oracle if he'd wind up killing, and he was is quite disappointed when he discovered discovers that [[spoiler:Miko had has died, leaving Windstriker in the Outer Planes]], meaning he'd he'll never be able to kill Windstriker.
* ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' parodies this with the [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology birdosaurus]], a dinosaur that follows the doctor around and performs minor actions with more serious consequences (e.g. stepping on the stone that sets off all the traps while the doctor is standing in the trapped area), which he has developed an intense, somewhat disproportionate hatred for.
--> '''Doctor McNinja:''' -->'''Doctor [=McNinja=]:''' I hate you. I hate you so much. I will hunt you down forever. When you die, my laughter will be so '''bright''', it will be the last thing you will hear, '''see''', '''smell''' and '''feel'''.



* Alfred and the wombat in ''MikeLuAndOg''.

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* Alfred and the wombat in ''MikeLuAndOg''.''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



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* Predators sometimes, for whatever reason, will imprint upon humans as prey and go out of their way to hunt people even over what they would normally hunt. The only way to deal with such animals, known appropriately as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-eater Man-Eaters]], is to invoke this trope, hunt them down, and euthanize them.
** The most notorious and well known example are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_maneaters Tsavo Maneaters]]. They were killed by Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, who went full Captain Ahab to bring them down.

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* Predators sometimes, for whatever reason, will imprint upon humans as prey and go out of their way to hunt people even over what they would normally hunt. The only way to deal with such animals, known appropriately as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-eater Man-Eaters]], is to invoke this trope, hunt them down, and euthanize them.
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them. The most notorious and well known example are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_maneaters Tsavo Maneaters]]. They were killed by Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, who went full Captain Ahab to bring them down.



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