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12th Jun '17 9:04:55 AM PDL
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* ''Franchise/Pokemon'' in general are depicted as [[IntellectualAnimal intellectual]] or [[NearlyNormalAnimal nearly normal]] but some may act more [[CivilizedAnimal civiilized]]. It greatly depends on what they're based on (One based on a cat would generally behave like a cat while one based on a clown might behave more like a person), and which medium: For example, the main series games have them act like nearly normal, but the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Mystery Dungeon]]'' series has them all act civilized as humans are not physically present.

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* ''Franchise/Pokemon'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' in general are depicted as [[IntellectualAnimal intellectual]] or [[NearlyNormalAnimal nearly normal]] but some may act more [[CivilizedAnimal civiilized]]. It greatly depends on what they're based on (One based on a cat would generally behave like a cat while one based on a clown might behave more like a person), and which medium: For example, the main series games have them act like nearly normal, but the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Mystery Dungeon]]'' series has them all act civilized as humans are not physically present.
10th Jun '17 2:22:22 PM nombretomado
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* WoodyWoodpecker started off looking very avian like ([[DerangedAnimation and very deranged at that]]) but later switched to a more streamlined, FunnyAnimal like design.

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* WoodyWoodpecker WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker started off looking very avian like ([[DerangedAnimation and very deranged at that]]) but later switched to a more streamlined, FunnyAnimal like design.
17th May '17 12:53:48 PM PDL
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* While ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' in general are still very animal-like and non-anthropomorphic they've become ''somewhat'' more anthropomorphic over the generations. For the most part they were originally treated as {{Intellectual Animal}}s or {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s. As the series progressed they became more like {{Partially Civilized Animal}}s and have more anthropomorphic behaviors. Some even have royalty. Probably the biggest example of this trope is the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Mystery Dungeon]]'' games. The Pokémon all ''look'' nonhuman, but they act so much like humans (what with true civilization, folk tales, and an economy with currency) that the protagonist being able to almost instantly adjust to life as another species sounds very plausible in context.

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* While ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/Pokemon'' in general are still very animal-like and non-anthropomorphic they've become ''somewhat'' depicted as [[IntellectualAnimal intellectual]] or [[NearlyNormalAnimal nearly normal]] but some may act more anthropomorphic over the generations. For the most part they were originally treated as {{Intellectual Animal}}s or {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s. As the series progressed they became [[CivilizedAnimal civiilized]]. It greatly depends on what they're based on (One based on a cat would generally behave like a cat while one based on a clown might behave more like {{Partially Civilized Animal}}s a person), and which medium: For example, the main series games have more anthropomorphic behaviors. Some even have royalty. Probably the biggest example of this trope is them act like nearly normal, but the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Mystery Dungeon]]'' games. The Pokémon series has them all ''look'' nonhuman, but they act so much like civilized as humans (what with true civilization, folk tales, and an economy with currency) that the protagonist being able to almost instantly adjust to life as another species sounds very plausible in context.are not physically present.
2nd May '17 11:15:14 AM Abodos
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** When the [[FishPeople Zoras]] were first introduced in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI first game]], they had a bestial ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' appearance and were all monstrous enemies. The Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', in contrast, were considerably more humanoid and were good guys. In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games the former (called River Zoras) and the latter (called Sea Zoras) [[DecompositeCharacter are portrayed as separate races]]. This was slightly inverted for the friendly Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they were given more bestial SharkMan attributes such as extra fins, fish-like eyes, and sharp teeth but otherwise still had more humanoid appearances than the River Zoras.

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** When the [[FishPeople Zoras]] were first introduced in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI first game]], they had a bestial ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' appearance and were all monstrous enemies. The Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', in contrast, were considerably more humanoid and were good guys. guys. In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games the former (called River Zoras) and the latter (called Sea Zoras) [[DecompositeCharacter are portrayed as separate races]]. races]]. This was slightly inverted for the friendly Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they were given more bestial SharkMan attributes such as extra fins, fish-like eyes, and sharp teeth but otherwise still had more humanoid appearances than the River Zoras.
2nd May '17 11:14:59 AM Abodos
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* Inverted with ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'''s Rito. In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' they were essentially [[LittleBitBeastly humans with bird beaks and wings]], while in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' they're more genuine BirdPeople. Compare [[https://zeldawiki.org/images/d/d5/Medli.png Medli]] from the former with [[https://zeldawiki.org/images/3/31/BotW_Revali_Artwork.png Revali]] from the latter.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** When the [[FishPeople Zoras]] were first introduced in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI first game]], they had a bestial ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' appearance and were all monstrous enemies. The Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', in contrast, were considerably more humanoid and were good guys. In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games the former (called River Zoras) and the latter (called Sea Zoras) [[DecompositeCharacter are portrayed as separate races]]. This was slightly inverted for the friendly Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they were given more bestial SharkMan attributes such as extra fins, fish-like eyes, and sharp teeth but otherwise still had more humanoid appearances than the River Zoras.
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Inverted with ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'''s the Rito. In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' they were essentially [[LittleBitBeastly humans with bird beaks and wings]], while in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' they're more genuine BirdPeople. Compare [[https://zeldawiki.org/images/d/d5/Medli.png Medli]] from the former with [[https://zeldawiki.org/images/3/31/BotW_Revali_Artwork.png Revali]] from the latter.
2nd May '17 11:14:59 AM Abodos
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** When the [[FishPeople Zoras]] were first introduced in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI first game]], they had a bestial ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' appearance and were all monstrous enemies. The Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', in contrast, were considerably more humanoid and were good guys. In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games the former (called River Zoras) and the latter (called Sea Zoras) [[DecompositeCharacter are portrayed as separate races]]. This was slightly inverted for the friendly Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they were given more bestial SharkMan attributes such as extra fins, fish-like eyes, and sharp teeth but otherwise still had more humanoid appearances than the River Zoras.

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** When the [[FishPeople Zoras]] were first introduced in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI first game]], they had a bestial ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' appearance and were all monstrous enemies. The Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', in contrast, were considerably more humanoid and were good guys. guys. In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games the former (called River Zoras) and the latter (called Sea Zoras) [[DecompositeCharacter are portrayed as separate races]]. races]]. This was slightly inverted for the friendly Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they were given more bestial SharkMan attributes such as extra fins, fish-like eyes, and sharp teeth but otherwise still had more humanoid appearances than the River Zoras.
2nd May '17 11:14:59 AM Abodos
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** When the [[FishPeople Zoras]] were first introduced in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI first game]], they had a bestial ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' appearance and were all monstrous enemies. The Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', in contrast, were considerably more humanoid and were good guys. In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games the former (called River Zoras) and the latter (called Sea Zoras) [[DecompositeCharacter are portrayed as separate races]]. This was slightly inverted for the friendly Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they were given more bestial SharkMan attributes such as extra fins, fish-like eyes, and sharp teeth but otherwise still had more humanoid appearances than the River Zoras.

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** When the [[FishPeople Zoras]] were first introduced in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI first game]], they had a bestial ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' appearance and were all monstrous enemies. The Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', in contrast, were considerably more humanoid and were good guys. guys. In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games the former (called River Zoras) and the latter (called Sea Zoras) [[DecompositeCharacter are portrayed as separate races]]. races]]. This was slightly inverted for the friendly Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they were given more bestial SharkMan attributes such as extra fins, fish-like eyes, and sharp teeth but otherwise still had more humanoid appearances than the River Zoras.
24th Apr '17 7:11:35 PM nombretomado
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* Rare non-animal example: Originally, all of the mechanical characters from ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' (such as [[CoolTrain locomotives)]] cannot move at all unless if there is a driver to operate them, but later depictions of said characters were actually all portrayed in a way that they can occasionally move all by themselves without the use of a driver.

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* Rare non-animal example: Originally, all of the mechanical characters from ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' (such as [[CoolTrain locomotives)]] cannot move at all unless if there is a driver to operate them, but later depictions of said characters were actually all portrayed in a way that they can occasionally move all by themselves without the use of a driver.
5th Apr '17 11:37:07 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Inverted with ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'''s Rito. In ''The Wind Waker'' they were essentially [[LittleBitBeastly humans with bird beaks and wings]], while in ''Breath of the Wild'' they're more genuine BirdPeople. Compare [[https://zeldawiki.org/images/d/d5/Medli.png Medli]] from the former with [[https://zeldawiki.org/images/3/31/BotW_Revali_Artwork.png Revali]] from the latter.

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* Inverted with ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'''s Rito. In ''The ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker'' Waker]]'' they were essentially [[LittleBitBeastly humans with bird beaks and wings]], while in ''Breath ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild'' Wild]]'' they're more genuine BirdPeople. Compare [[https://zeldawiki.org/images/d/d5/Medli.png Medli]] from the former with [[https://zeldawiki.org/images/3/31/BotW_Revali_Artwork.png Revali]] from the latter.
18th Mar '17 6:28:29 PM nombretomado
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* The Franchise/{{Neopets}} website ''started out'' as a Virtual-Pet game where those Neopets acted just like domesticated pets and human owners ''were'' involved... Fast forward and current portrayals of characters now depict most Neopets [[FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter standing bipedal and fully clothed]]- creatures [[FurryConfusion acting just like humans but with fur]]- and nary a mention of Owners (or requiring any) in sight... Except that ''unlike'' those humans, they all can go ''forever'' [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly without food and drink]].

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* The Franchise/{{Neopets}} Website/{{Neopets}} website ''started out'' as a Virtual-Pet game where those Neopets acted just like domesticated pets and human owners ''were'' involved... Fast forward and current portrayals of characters now depict most Neopets [[FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter standing bipedal and fully clothed]]- creatures [[FurryConfusion acting just like humans but with fur]]- and nary a mention of Owners (or requiring any) in sight... Except that ''unlike'' those humans, they all can go ''forever'' [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly without food and drink]].
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