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12th May '16 7:05:11 AM Doug86
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%% * Plenty of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', from Wolverine to Kitty, Toad, Sabretooth, Beak, Angel or The Cuckoos.

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%% * Plenty of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', from Wolverine to Kitty, Toad, Sabretooth, Beak, Angel or The Cuckoos.
1st May '16 8:13:38 AM LostInOblivion
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->''Dogs are stupid and will happily run around with bog roll in their mouth, but cats are always 'discerning'... They come on like they own half of Mayfair, when in fact they'd fucking starve if you didn't give them mashed up animal genitals out of a tin. Assholes.''
-->-- ''Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?''

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->''Dogs are stupid and will happily run around with bog roll in their mouth, but cats are always 'discerning'... They come on like they own half of Mayfair, when in fact they'd fucking starve if you didn't give them mashed up animal genitals out of a tin. Assholes.''
-->-- ''Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?''

25th Apr '16 9:53:15 AM WanderingBrowser
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* Hyenas have quite a few negative stereotypes associated with them, based mostly on legends and beliefs from North Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Near East that reached the Romans and were written down by Pliny the Elder before being faithfully copied by Christian bestiaries during the Medieval Period.
** Evil: Being nocturnal scavengers, especially with their ability to completely devour a body and leave not even bones behind, hyenas have long been seen as wicked and vile. Medieval Bestiaries use them as a symbol for the untrustworthy, the two-faced, the greedy and the lustful. This belief still influences Western cultures, and even in their native lands, hyenas are often seen as vile creatures -- the Korè cult in Mali symbolically become and emulate hyenas specifically to put on elaborate [[ScareEmStraight morality plays]].
** Supernatural: Hyenas have often been associated with dark magic, with many regions claiming that they were mimics who imitated human voices to lure humans to their deaths. Several regions also have their own beliefs in [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent were-hyenas]]. The former Bornu Empire used to believe in the bultungin, men who turned into hyenas. Ethiopia still believes in the tradition of the bouda, a shapeshifting, corpse-eating, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking blacksmithing]] wizard or witch who assumes a hyena form at night. In Western Sudan, stories were told of evil wizards with a prediliction for human flesh, especially that of lovers, turning into nightmarish half-man half-hyena creatures. Persians once told stories of the child-slaughtering were-hyenas known as Kaftars. There's also the belief in Arabian folklore that hyenas were blood-drinking vampires with [[CharmPerson mind-controlling powers]], and Greeks believed that slain werewolves would return as vampiric hyenas up until the 19th century.
** Sexuality and Perversion: Spotted hyenas were originally believed to be {{Gender Bender}}s, routinely switching between male and female to mate and give birth, because of the female's infamous pseudo-penis. Meanwhile, the striped hyena's association has long led it being hunted down in Africa to make talismans from its vulva and anus, which are traditionally believed to be [[LovePotion powerful magical tools for attracting sexual partners]]. It's so prevalent that there is a saying in some parts of Africa to this day; "to have the anus of a hyena" is used to refer to someone who easily gets sex.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' the Night Elf druids, who [[VoluntaryShapeshifting could switch]] between Elf and animal form, showed the stereotypes of their animal form even as elves. The Druids of the Claw, who could turn into bears, seemed slow paced, fond of long naps, but very dangerous when angered. The Druids of the Talon, who could turn into crows, were mysterious, slick and silent. The snake worshipping Druids of the Fang are of course [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent pure evil]]. Whitewolf's rpg claims there are good druids of the fang and the ones encountered ingame are a freak incident but in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft they didn't start calling themselves druids of the fang until after they turned evil.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' the Night Elf druids, who [[VoluntaryShapeshifting could switch]] between Elf and animal form, showed the stereotypes of their animal form even as elves. The Druids of the Claw, who could turn into bears, seemed slow paced, fond of long naps, but very dangerous when angered. The Druids of the Talon, who could turn into crows, were mysterious, slick and silent. The snake worshipping Druids of the Fang are of course [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent pure evil]]. Whitewolf's rpg Creator/{{White Wolf}}'s [[TabletopGame/WarcraftTheRoleplayingGame tabletop RPG]] claims there are good druids of the fang and the ones encountered ingame are a freak incident but in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft they didn't start calling themselves druids of the fang until after they turned evil.
22nd Apr '16 1:02:43 AM aye_amber
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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. Animals are stereotyped and shunned due to the expected characteristics of their species. Rabbits have to be timid and dainty, foxes have to be sly and crafty, and don't get us started on sloths. Further deconstruced by the two protagonists: Judy, a bunny who wants to become a cop, and Nick, a fox that wanted to be an honorable and kind "man", but was bullied by other animals.

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* {{Deconstructed}} {{Deconstruction}} in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}.'' Animals are stereotyped and shunned due to the expected characteristics of their species. Rabbits have to be timid and dainty, foxes have to be sly and crafty, and don't get us started on sloths. Further deconstruced deconstructed by the two protagonists: Judy, a bunny who wants to become a cop, and Nick, a fox that wanted to be an honorable and kind "man", "man," but was bullied by other animals.



22nd Apr '16 1:00:29 AM aye_amber
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%% * In ''{{Blacksad}}'' all characters are anthropomorphic animals whose roles and personalities are mostly reflected on their animal traits (ex: nearly all the policemen are canid).

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%% * In ''{{Blacksad}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' all characters are anthropomorphic animals whose roles and personalities are mostly reflected on their animal traits (ex: nearly all the policemen are canid).
17th Apr '16 10:54:26 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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* Animal stereotypes are extremely central in AesopsFables, of course. All species of animal are typecast to a large degree, but probably the most so are the wolves, who universally play the role of [[BigBadWolf a merciless predator]].
27th Mar '16 9:14:59 AM Quanyails
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* {{Deconstructed}} in Disney/{{Zootopia}}. Animals are stereotyped and shunned due to the expected characteristics of their species. Rabbits have to be timid and dainty, foxes have to be sly and crafty, and don't get us started on sloths. Further deconstruced by the two protagonists: Judy, a bunny who wants to become a cop, and Nick, a fox that wanted to be an honorable and kind "man", but was bullied by other animals.

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* {{Deconstructed}} in Disney/{{Zootopia}}.''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. Animals are stereotyped and shunned due to the expected characteristics of their species. Rabbits have to be timid and dainty, foxes have to be sly and crafty, and don't get us started on sloths. Further deconstruced by the two protagonists: Judy, a bunny who wants to become a cop, and Nick, a fox that wanted to be an honorable and kind "man", but was bullied by other animals.
18th Mar '16 3:23:28 AM Snicka
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The respective animal frequently follows the rules set by WhatMeasureIsANonCute, SpeciesEqualsGender, GoodAnimalsEvilAnimals and UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart.

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The respective animal frequently follows the rules set by WhatMeasureIsANonCute, SpeciesEqualsGender, GoodAnimalsEvilAnimals and UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart.
UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart. When an animal is stereotypically associated with a country or ethnicity, see NationalAnimalStereotypes.
29th Feb '16 2:41:18 PM Prfnoff
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* Almost everyone in ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] is Smileyland's resident jerk, [[NuttySquirrel Stumpy the squirrel]] is hyperactive and [[TheDitz a bit dim]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kaeloo]] the frog seems to be in constant bliss and is [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace smotheringly]] "friendly". [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Quack-Quack and Bad Kaeloo as Quack-Quack is a diaper-wearing genius [[SpeechImpairedAnimal incapable of speech]] and [[HulkingOut Bad Kaeloo]] is a monstrous [[GenderInvertedTrope she-toad]] with [[DumbMuscle little obvious intelligence]] and a horrific mean streak.

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* Almost everyone in ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] is Smileyland's resident jerk, [[NuttySquirrel Stumpy the squirrel]] squirrel is hyperactive and [[TheDitz a bit dim]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kaeloo]] the frog seems to be in constant bliss and is [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace smotheringly]] "friendly". [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Quack-Quack and Bad Kaeloo as Quack-Quack is a diaper-wearing genius [[SpeechImpairedAnimal incapable of speech]] and [[HulkingOut Bad Kaeloo]] is a monstrous [[GenderInvertedTrope she-toad]] with [[DumbMuscle little obvious intelligence]] and a horrific mean streak.
29th Feb '16 10:49:08 AM cricri3007
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* {{Deconstructed}} in Disney/{{Zootopia}}. Animals are stereotyped and shunned due to the expected characteristics of their species. Rabbits have to be timid and dainty, foxes have to be sly and crafty, and don't get us started on sloths.

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* {{Deconstructed}} in Disney/{{Zootopia}}. Animals are stereotyped and shunned due to the expected characteristics of their species. Rabbits have to be timid and dainty, foxes have to be sly and crafty, and don't get us started on sloths. Further deconstruced by the two protagonists: Judy, a bunny who wants to become a cop, and Nick, a fox that wanted to be an honorable and kind "man", but was bullied by other animals.
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