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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.



17th Aug '16 10:42:23 PM Willbyr
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13th Jul '16 10:55:31 PM anza_sb
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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 a talking anthropomorphic 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]].

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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 a talking anthropomorphic 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]].
29th Jun '16 5:22:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the TV series ''The New Adventures of HuckleberryFinn'', Tom, Huck and Becky are lost at sea when they encounter Captain Mordecai, a whaler with a mission to kill a [[NighInvulnerability monstrous unkillable whale]]. His countless failures have driven him mad as a result. All are later [[SwallowedWhole swallowed by the whale]]. The captain holding the trio [[NeverMyFault responsible for his latest failure]], pursues them [[FantasticVoyagePlot through the vast, strange and weirdly colored innards]] of the [[BellyOfTheWhale gigantic mammal]]. The children manage to escape through the whale's blowhole, but Captain Mordecai is seemingly trapped inside his eternal nemesis for the rest of his life.

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* In the TV series ''The New Adventures of HuckleberryFinn'', Literature/HuckleberryFinn'', Tom, Huck and Becky are lost at sea when they encounter Captain Mordecai, a whaler with a mission to kill a [[NighInvulnerability monstrous unkillable whale]]. His countless failures have driven him mad as a result. All are later [[SwallowedWhole swallowed by the whale]]. The captain holding the trio [[NeverMyFault responsible for his latest failure]], pursues them [[FantasticVoyagePlot through the vast, strange and weirdly colored innards]] of the [[BellyOfTheWhale gigantic mammal]]. The children manage to escape through the whale's blowhole, but Captain Mordecai is seemingly trapped inside his eternal nemesis for the rest of his life.
12th Jun '16 11:11:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Batfink}}'' and Hugo a Go Go.

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* ''{{Batfink}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Batfink}}'' and Hugo a Go Go.
6th Jun '16 9:32:00 AM Pseudoname
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* In ''VideoGAme/{{Evolve}}'', Torvald is on a mission to kill the monster that destroyed his ship, killed his crewmates, and left him a ruin of a man. WordOfGod is that that particular monster is a unique adaptation of an as-of-yet unseen breed.
24th Mar '16 9:12:39 AM ObsidianFire
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* Leela in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Möbius Dick", a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/MobyDick''. It parodies the concept further, as the SpaceWhale she hunts [[spoiler: feeds on obsession, so it naturally [[GenreSavvy antagonizes ship captains]]. Leela eventually overwhelms the whale's will with a bigger obsession than revenge: finishing her delivery!]]

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* Leela in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Möbius Dick", a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/MobyDick''. It parodies the concept further, as the SpaceWhale she hunts [[spoiler: feeds on obsession, so it naturally [[GenreSavvy antagonizes ship captains]].captains. Leela eventually overwhelms the whale's will with a bigger obsession than revenge: finishing her delivery!]]
21st Mar '16 5:49:25 PM thatother1dude
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Please note that animals [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism with clearly human intelligence, behavior, and ability to communicate with humans]] don't qualify. Someone must be seeking revenge against an animal that acts ''like an animal''.



* Quent Yaiden from ''Anime/WolfsRain'' obsessively hunts wolves, believing they are responsible for the death of his family. [[spoiler:Actually, it was the werewolf Lord Darcia who burned Quent's village to the ground to flush out true wolves, and ironically, it's the wolf Toboe who later tries (and fails) to save Quent from Darcia]].
* Kamineko to Sakaki in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.



* This trope is pretty much the premise behind ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' in all its incarnations, with the human Shredder being the mortal enemy of the eponymous reptilian heroes. In almost every version, this also applies to Splinter himself, who was originally Hamato Yoshi's pet rat. After seeing his owner murdered by the Shredder, Splinter became determined to avenge him. The 1980s cartoon averted this by merging [[CompositeCharacter Splinter and Yoshi into one character]], essentially having the human Yoshi be mutated into an anthropomorphic rat instead of an animal that gained human traits.



* The wolf from ''Anime/RingingBell''.



* Mordu the bear from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''.
* [[YourTomcatIsPregnant Kevin]] the Flightless Bird from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''. Justified in the animal was part of an undiscovered species and the antagonist, who had been discredited by the scientific community, wanted the recognition for finding it.



* Captain De Bois from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} 3''. [[ScarilyCompetentTracker An uncanny sense of smell]], [[{{Determinator}} an iron determination in hunting her prey]], and is able to '''[[BarrierBustingBlow ignore walls]]'''.
* Much like the literature example below, the Crocodile that ate Captain Hook's hand is still around in Disney's ''Disney/PeterPan''. This time around, though, while the Croc will gladly take a bite out of Hook if the opportunity presents itself, the Croc isn't totally fussed about getting at Hook and is happy simply screwing with him.



* Notably absent in ''Film/TheHost'': "If a beast kills a man, then that beast should be torn limb from limb." The beast in question is a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever gigantic hideous mutant lungfish monster]], though.
** [[VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} So Linda has gotten into the movie buisiness now?]]
* Jake Cullen (played by Bill Kerr) in the movie ''Film/{{Razorback}}'' who hunts and kills razorback boars because a particularly big one killed his grandson.
* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' - Quint, at least. The others are more motivated by "we need to kill it because it keeps eating people".

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* Notably absent in ''Film/TheHost'': "If a beast kills a man, then that beast should be torn limb from limb." The beast in question is a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever gigantic hideous mutant lungfish monster]], though.
** [[VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} So Linda has gotten into the movie buisiness now?]]
* Jake Cullen (played by Bill Kerr) in the movie ''Film/{{Razorback}}'' who hunts and kills razorback boars because a particularly big one killed his grandson.
* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' - Quint, at least.least, wants revenge against the shark. The others are more motivated by "we need to kill it because it keeps eating people".



* The B-movie ''Film/OrcaTheKillerWhale'', which is about a vengeful, bloodthirsty orca who wants to get revenge on humanity after its mate and calf were both killed by fishermen. Before it begins its rampage at a nearby coastal city, the first thing it kills is a great white shark...
* In ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'', the knight Bowen becomes a dragon slayer after he (incorrectly) comes to believe that the dragon Draco is responsible for corrupting the heart of Einon. He eventually [[spoiler: hunts dragons to near-extinction in his search for Draco over the years, and even after realizing his the error of his ways has no choice but finish the job to stop Einon's evil for good.]]
* Ahab was referenced in the movie ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', when Captain Picard brutally guns down several Borg in the holodeck and refuses demands to self-destruct the Enterprise in lieu of stopping the mechanical menaces personally, all because of the violations he suffered when they assimilated him and his anger over Starfleet's inability to halt their encroaching on Federation space. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when the 21st-century woman referencing the book admitted that she hadn't actually read it and only remembered the idiom that went with it. This was acknowledged by studio execs, soon after the release of that movie, Patrick Stewart played Ahab in a made-for-TV movie of Moby Dick, mainly because he was so good at a referenced state of mind that they decided he would be good for the real thing.

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* The B-movie ''Film/OrcaTheKillerWhale'', which is about a vengeful, bloodthirsty orca who wants to get revenge on humanity after its mate and calf were both killed by fishermen. Before it begins its rampage at a nearby coastal city, the first thing it kills is a great white shark...
* In ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'', the knight Bowen becomes a dragon slayer after he (incorrectly) comes to believe that the dragon Draco is responsible for corrupting the heart of Einon. He eventually [[spoiler: hunts dragons to near-extinction in his search for Draco over the years, and even after realizing his the error of his ways has no choice but finish the job to stop Einon's evil for good.]]
* Ahab was referenced in the movie ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', when Captain Picard brutally guns down several Borg in the holodeck and refuses demands to self-destruct the Enterprise in lieu of stopping the mechanical menaces personally, all because of the violations he suffered when they assimilated him and his anger over Starfleet's inability to halt their encroaching on Federation space. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when the 21st-century woman referencing the book admitted that she hadn't actually read it and only remembered the idiom that went with it. This was acknowledged by studio execs, soon Soon after the release of that movie, Patrick Stewart played Ahab in a made-for-TV movie of Moby Dick, mainly because he was so good at a referenced state of mind that they decided he would be good for the real thing.



* ''PeterPan'' has the crocodile who gave Captain Hook his nickname. This might be a bit of an inversion, as it is actually the crocodile who is violently obsessed, while Captain Hook is frightened of it. In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', we learn that Captain Hook finally did hunt down and kill the crocodile, stuffed it, and put it on display as a giant silent clock. That'll teach it. (Of course, he [[TemptingFate tempts fate]] by fighting underneath it. [[spoiler:The [[YouCantFightFate inevitable]] happens, the clock tower topples over and the crocodile's jaws falls on Hook, effectively [[KarmicDeath ''eating him'']]]].)



* Weird example in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''[[Literature/IronWarriors Storm of Iron]]'': an Iron Warrior captain imagines that he is hunting a legendary beast while trying to kill a Warhound Titan (Warhounds are the smallest of the [[HumongousMecha Titans]], with a focus on infantry/armour support role rather than a "level cities" role).

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* Weird example Invoked in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''[[Literature/IronWarriors Storm of Iron]]'': an Iron Warrior captain imagines that he is hunting a legendary beast while trying to kill a Warhound Titan (Warhounds are the smallest of the [[HumongousMecha Titans]], with a focus on infantry/armour support role rather than a "level cities" role).



** In ''[[Literature/TheHeritageOfShannara The Druid of Shannara]]'', [[PsychoForHire Pe Ell]] fixates on [[BigCreepyCrawlies The Rake]] after it nearly strangles him to death. He eventually drops it down a whole for [[SummonBiggerFish The Maw Grint]] to eat.

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** In ''[[Literature/TheHeritageOfShannara The Druid of Shannara]]'', [[PsychoForHire Pe Ell]] fixates on [[BigCreepyCrawlies The Rake]] after it nearly strangles him to death. He eventually drops it down a whole hole for [[SummonBiggerFish The Maw Grint]] to eat.



* In the TV series ''The New Adventures of HuckleberryFinn'', Tom, Huck and Becky are lost at sea when they encounter Captain Mordecai, a whaler with a mission to kill a [[NighInvulnerability monstrous unkillable whale]]. His countless failures have driven him mad as a result. All are later [[SwallowedWhole swallowed by the whale]]. The captain holding the trio [[NeverMyFault responsible for his latest failure]], pursues them [[FantasticVoyagePlot through the vast, strange and weirdly colored innards]] of the [[BellyOfTheWhale gigantic mammal]]. The children manage to escape through the whale's blowhole, but Captain Mordecai is [[AndIMustScream seemingly trapped inside his eternal nemesis for the rest of his life]].

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* In the TV series ''The New Adventures of HuckleberryFinn'', Tom, Huck and Becky are lost at sea when they encounter Captain Mordecai, a whaler with a mission to kill a [[NighInvulnerability monstrous unkillable whale]]. His countless failures have driven him mad as a result. All are later [[SwallowedWhole swallowed by the whale]]. The captain holding the trio [[NeverMyFault responsible for his latest failure]], pursues them [[FantasticVoyagePlot through the vast, strange and weirdly colored innards]] of the [[BellyOfTheWhale gigantic mammal]]. The children manage to escape through the whale's blowhole, but Captain Mordecai is [[AndIMustScream seemingly trapped inside his eternal nemesis for the rest of his life]].life.



* 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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* Gordy and the WeaselMascot of ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''.
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''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]].



* An episode of ''Series/BreakingBad'' has Walter White acting bizarrely, [[FlyCrazy obsessed with killing a fly]] that's somehow entered his laboratory.
** OlderThanTheyThink: Bryan Cranston's character on ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' had one episode where he destroys a beehive, and is [[SuperPersistantPredator menaced]] by the SoleSurvivor.

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* An episode of ''Series/BreakingBad'' has Walter White acting bizarrely, bizarrely [[FlyCrazy obsessed with killing a fly]] that's somehow entered his laboratory.
** OlderThanTheyThink: Bryan Cranston's character on ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' had one episode where he destroys a beehive, and is [[SuperPersistantPredator menaced]] by the SoleSurvivor.
laboratory.



* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' and Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.
* Paul Phoenix and Kuma from ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'' have a version of this; neither actually says that they're rivals but the back story makes it pretty clear.
* ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' has a sidequest revolving around a clan named House Bowen, whose leader seeks revenge on a gigantic cockatrice for killing his wife.

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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' and Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.
* Paul Phoenix and Kuma from ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'' have a version of this; neither actually says that they're rivals but the back story makes it pretty clear.
* ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2''
''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' has a sidequest revolving around a clan named House Bowen, whose leader seeks revenge on a gigantic cockatrice for killing his wife.



* ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'', which is apparantly about a young peasant in short pants named Rather Dashing who is obsessed with killing the evil dragon [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Trogdor the Burninator]] out of revenge for burning down his thatched-roof cottage, and in order for him to do so, he must dress, smell, and be on fire like a real peasant. The game ends with Rather Dashing finally confronting Trogdor only to find out that Trogdor can never be killed no matter what, and as a result, Trogdor decides to kill him anyway.
** In Rather Dashing's case, though, he eventually learns to KnowWhenToFoldEm, as by the time Strong Bad meets him in StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople, he's given up on trying to slay Trogdor and has turned his efforts to princess rescuing.



* Fantasy example from ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': Garland and his almost incapacitating hatred for Forest Imps. Admittedly, that is what they want you to think.....
* Mocked severely in [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF149-Svens_Revenge.jpg this]] ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' strip.
* It's usually Bun-bun from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' that wants the revenge on humans, but he and Santa Clause have a mutual feud.
* Belkar of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' isn't exactly human himself, but he has a similar 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.

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* Fantasy example from ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': Garland and his almost incapacitating hatred for Forest Imps. Admittedly, that is what they want you to think.....
* Mocked severely in [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF149-Svens_Revenge.jpg this]] ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' strip.
* It's usually Bun-bun from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''
strip: a man believes he's killed a shark that wants killed his father, but then realizes the revenge on humans, but "scar" he and Santa Clause have identified the shark by is a mutual feud.
natural feature of a whole ''species'' of shark.
* Belkar of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' isn't exactly human himself, but he has a similar 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/{{Oglaf}}'': [[http://oglaf.com/ahoy/ This]] strip has an entire ship of obsessive hunters who are hunting the great white whale which took their legs.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'': [[http://oglaf.com/ahoy/ This]] strip has an entire ship of obsessive hunters who are hunting the great white whale which took their legs. As it turns out, [[VisualPun the shark actually]] [[AppendageAssimilation TOOK their legs]], and used them to move onto the land.



* Elmer Fudd and WesternAnimation/BugsBunny in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''. And Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny. And Rocky the Gangster and Bugs Bunny. And...well, every human character to ever interact with Bugs Bunny in more than one short.
* There was a character in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' that was obsessed with hunting down some sort of desert whale/shark, in what was obviously a homage to ''Literature/MobyDick''. Though his quest was actually quite practical, as the belly of the sand shark was covered in precious jewels.
** But when he does catch it, he has no idea what he will do now, so he decides to cut the shark free and hunt it again.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an episode where Homer is menaced by a bear and constructs a metal "safety suit" in order to kill the creature and regain his respect, which elicits the page quote. However, this gets subverted when Homer realizes the bear is lashing out in pain due to an electronic tracking tag on its ear, so he removes the tag, ends up befriending the now gentle bear, and gives it the suit so it can brave a gauntlet of hunters to get to a wildlife preserve. Which sparks a feud between the bear and a particularly mean-spirited elephant.

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* Elmer Fudd and WesternAnimation/BugsBunny in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''. And Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny. And Rocky the Gangster and Bugs Bunny. And...well, every human character to ever interact with Bugs Bunny in more than one short.
* There was a character in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' that was obsessed with hunting down some sort of desert whale/shark, in what was obviously a homage to ''Literature/MobyDick''. Though his His quest was actually quite practical, as the belly of the sand shark was covered in precious jewels.
** But
jewels. Far from seeking revenge, the captain was hunting for ''sport'', and when he does catch it, he has no idea what he will do now, so he decides to cut the shark free and hunt it again.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an episode where ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In one episode,
Homer is menaced by a bear and constructs a metal "safety suit" in order to kill the creature and regain his respect, which elicits the page quote. However, this gets subverted when Homer realizes the bear is lashing out in pain due to an electronic tracking tag on its ear, so he removes the tag, ends up befriending the now gentle bear, and gives it the suit so it can brave a gauntlet of hunters to get to a wildlife preserve. Which sparks a feud between the bear and a particularly mean-spirited elephant.



* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter Griffin's ArchEnemy is a giant yellow chicken that was introduced on the show in a very elaborate homage to many action movies.



* One episode of ''DragonTales'' had the main characters help a [[SkyPirates sky pirate]] hunt down a giant flying whale for eating his ship. At the end of the episode, they successfully capture the whale, and it turns out that the ship said whale ate was a toy ship.
* Perry the Platypus from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is the AnimalNemesis of the resident MadScientist Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. In one episode, after failing to convince Perry to show up and thwart him, Doofenshmirtz instead has a battle with a potted plant. It ends in a draw. All of the field agents in Perry's organization are animals too, assigned to be nemesises to different villains. In one episode, Perry's role as Doofenshmirtz's foe was temporarily replaced by a panda.
* In the opening of ''DanVs Anger Management'', Dan is about to launch a nuclear warhead that will cause World War III at a family of squirrels he's currently upset at.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and Mojo Jojo, a chimpanzee.
* One episode had ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' vs. an E.V.O. [[HairRaisingHare bunny]]. It kept going outside necessity to attack him.
* One episode of ''TheNewAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'' had Huck, Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher getting shanghaied by a crazed Ahab-like whaler who forces them to become his new crew in his forty-year mission to find and kill a monster whale, an obsession which eventually causes his doom and almost our heroes as well.

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* One episode of ''DragonTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' had the main characters help a [[SkyPirates sky pirate]] hunt down a giant flying whale for eating his ship. At the end of the episode, they successfully capture the whale, and it turns out that the ship said whale ate was a toy ship.
* Perry the Platypus from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is the AnimalNemesis of the resident MadScientist Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. In one episode, after failing to convince Perry to show up and thwart him, Doofenshmirtz instead has a battle with a potted plant. It ends in a draw. All of the field agents in Perry's organization are animals too, assigned to be nemesises to different villains. In one episode, Perry's role as Doofenshmirtz's foe was temporarily replaced by a panda.
* In the opening of ''DanVs ''WesternAnimation/DanVs Anger Management'', Dan is about to launch a nuclear warhead that will cause World War III at a family of squirrels he's currently upset at.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and Mojo Jojo, a chimpanzee.
* One episode had ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' vs. an E.V.O. [[HairRaisingHare bunny]]. It kept going outside necessity to attack him.
* One episode of ''TheNewAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'' had Huck, Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher getting shanghaied by a crazed Ahab-like whaler who forces them to become his new crew in his forty-year mission to find and kill a monster whale, an obsession which eventually causes his doom and almost our heroes as well.
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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' and Dr. Robotnik.

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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' and Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.
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