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26th Apr '17 3:42:06 AM SebastianGray
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Tyranids are an entire species created to serve as weaponry, controlled by other species, which are seen as the same family as the weapons.
** Also from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are the Orks. They are believed to be created by a group of beings called Brain Boyz as a weapon against the Necrons. They are quite effective weapons against them, unfortunately the same is true of everyone else. Of course technically the Brain Boyz were themselves created to be their controllers by the [[{{Precursors}} Old Ones]].
** Squigs are small, aggressive critters that Orks frequently keep as pets and train to attack people on command. The largest of all squigs is the massive Sqiggoth, which grows to be as big as a Baneblade tank.
** The Chaos Demons have beastly feral demons that are more animalistic. Khorne has Flesh Hounds a cross between a dog and a lizard, Nurgle has Beasts of Nurgle butt ugly wretches that have dog like intellect, Tzeentch has Screamers flying manta rays with tusks, and Slaanesh has Fiends of Slaanesh which are centaur like creatures with lobster like claws and scorpion tails.
** The Kroot of the Tau Empire have a few evolutionary sub-species that are more animalistic. The dog like Kroot hounds, and the gorilla formed Krootox.
** The legion that became the War Hounds (now known as the World Eaters) were named that by the Emperor because their ferocity in battle reminded him of the white war hounds employed by a warrior tribe in northern Terra.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy'' the Warriors of Chaos have Chaos warhounds, hounds mutated by chaos to be vicious killing machines. They are bigger than regular dogs, and have horns on their heads.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Tyranids Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', the forces of Chaos have Chaos Warhounds, hounds mutated by Chaos to be vicious killing machines. They
are an entire species created to serve bigger than regular dogs, and have horns on their heads.
** [[TheLegionsOfHell Chaos Daemons]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' use beastly animalistic daemons
as weaponry, controlled by other species, attack animals during battle. Khorne has [[{{Hellhound}} Flesh Hounds]], a cross between a dog and a lizard; Nurgle has Beasts of Nurgle, slug-like wretches that have [[AllAnimalsAreDogs dog like a intellect]]; Tzeentch has Screamers, [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial flying manta rays]] with tusks; Slaanesh has Fiends of Slaanesh which are seen [[MixAndMatchCritters centaur like creatures with lobster like claws and scorpion tails]].
** TabletopGame/Warhammer40000:
*** The lesser [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranid]] bioforms act
as attack animals for the same family as larger, more intelligent synapse creatures. These handlers are both more individually intelligent and capable of interfacing with the weapons.
** Also from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are
HiveMind at greater distances, giving psychic "commands" to the Orks. They are believed to be created by a group of beings called Brain Boyz lesser creatures as a weapon against the Necrons. They are quite effective weapons against them, unfortunately the same is true of everyone else. Of course technically the Brain Boyz were themselves created to be their controllers by the [[{{Precursors}} Old Ones]].
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long as they remain nearby.
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Squigs are small, aggressive critters that Orks [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] frequently keep as pets and train to attack people on command. The largest of all squigs is the massive Sqiggoth, which grows to be as big as a Baneblade tank.
** *** [[PrivateMilitaryContractors The Chaos Demons have beastly feral demons that are more animalistic. Khorne has Flesh Hounds a cross between a dog and a lizard, Nurgle has Beasts of Nurgle butt ugly wretches that have dog like intellect, Tzeentch has Screamers flying manta rays with tusks, and Slaanesh has Fiends of Slaanesh which are centaur like creatures with lobster like claws and scorpion tails.
** The Kroot
Kroot]] of the [[TheFederation Tau Empire Empire]] have a few evolutionary sub-species that are more animalistic. The dog like Kroot hounds, and the gorilla formed Krootox.
** The legion
Krootox, that became the War Hounds (now Kroot train to act as attack animals during battle.
*** The [[SuperSoldier XII Astartes Legion]] were originally
known as the War Hounds[[note]]subsequently renamed the World Eaters) were named that by the Emperor Eaters[[/note]] earned their name because their ferocity in battle reminded him [[GodEmperor the Emperor]] of the white war hounds employed by a warrior tribe in northern Terra.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy'' the Warriors of Chaos have Chaos warhounds, hounds mutated by chaos to be vicious killing machines. They are bigger than regular dogs, and have horns on their heads.
Terra.
24th Apr '17 11:54:27 AM pvsage
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* Pom of ''VideoGame/ThemsFightinHerds'' fights primarily with her sheep puppy companion, and has other puppies and a momma and poppa sheepdog she can summon for bigger attacks.

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* Pom of ''VideoGame/ThemsFightinHerds'' fights primarily with her sheep puppy companion, and has other puppies and a momma and poppa papa sheepdog she can summon for bigger attacks.
24th Apr '17 11:53:48 AM pvsage
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* Pom of ''VideoGame/ThemsFightinHerds'' fights primarily with her sheep puppy companion, and has other puppies and a momma and poppa sheepdog she can summon for bigger attacks.
10th Apr '17 2:56:25 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'', we have Mayu Shiina with her pet ferret Myu, and Misuzu Kamio with her pet crow Sora; both girls can command their pets to attack.

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* In ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'', we have ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'' has Mayu Shiina with her pet ferret Myu, and Misuzu Kamio with her pet crow Sora; both girls can command their pets to attack.attack.
* The hero of ''VideoGame/EightEyes'' is a fencer and falconer. His falcon, Cutrus, can only attack other enemies when the player specifically orders it to do so.
6th Mar '17 5:46:39 AM Sharlee
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* In the historical mystery story "The Sorrow Of Senusert The Mighty", nobles set out to hunt down 'the Drunkard', a lame lioness that's been killing peasants. Their usual hunting strategies fail when the animal ignores their spearmen and ''specifically'' targets the archers, including a noble who's recently eluded assassination. Inspection of the carcass reveals that her paw had been deliberately maimed when young, and a choke-collar used repeatedly thereafter, indicating this trope applies and she'd been trained to kill the nobleman.
26th Jan '17 6:39:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' has armored war bears as units, inspired by a RealLife bear named[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojtek_%28soldier_bear%29 Wojtek]].
** ''Red Alert 2'' had German Shepherds and Siberian Huskies as attack dogs. The same series gave us the Tesla Ants.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' have characters (Shadow in VI and Rinoa in VIII) who use dogs trained to attack enemies.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the Aeon Yojimbo fights alongside his attack dog Daigoro.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' the Eidolons act as this alongside their chosen L'cie after being tamed.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'':
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' had German Shepherds and Siberian Huskies as attack dogs. The same series gave us the Tesla Ants.
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''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' has armored war bears as units, inspired by a RealLife bear named[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojtek_%28soldier_bear%29 Wojtek]].
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''Red Alert 2'' had German Shepherds and Siberian Huskies as attack dogs. The same series gave us the Tesla Ants.
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' have characters (Shadow in VI and Rinoa in VIII) who use dogs trained to attack enemies.
* ** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the Aeon Yojimbo fights alongside his attack dog Daigoro.
* ** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' the Eidolons act as this alongside their chosen L'cie after being tamed.
26th Jan '17 6:38:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* As mentioned above the Zerg race from ''{{Starcraft}}'' are pretty much the same story as the Tyranids of Warhammer.

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* As mentioned above the Zerg race from ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' are pretty much the same story as the Tyranids of Warhammer.
18th Jan '17 7:55:16 PM cherrychels
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' skinchangers are known for this. After bonding with an animal they become able to inhabit it directly, but they can also command it to an extent. The Stark children and [[HeroicBastard Jon Snow]] are all bonded to direwolves though Sansa's was killed before her abilities developed. The most common skinchangers are wargs, who bond with (dire)wolves, but we've also heard of shadowcats, eagles, bears, ravens, cats, goats, and boars.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' skinchangers are known for this. After bonding with an animal they become able to inhabit it directly, but they can also command it to an extent. The Stark children and children, including [[HeroicBastard Jon Snow]] Snow]], are all bonded to direwolves their direwolves, though Sansa's was killed before her abilities developed. The most common skinchangers are wargs, who bond with (dire)wolves, but we've also heard of shadowcats, eagles, bears, ravens, cats, goats, and boars.
8th Jan '17 9:42:04 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[IronKingdoms Hordes]]'' pits two [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking warlocks]] and their armies against each other. Warlocks come in many flavors, but [[TheBeastmaster all share the ability to direct and give orders]] to their warbeasts, ranging from bipedal WarElephants and lightning-fast [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent warpwolves]] to monstrous [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragonspawns]].

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* ''[[IronKingdoms ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Hordes]]'' pits two [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking warlocks]] and their armies against each other. Warlocks come in many flavors, but [[TheBeastmaster all share the ability to direct and give orders]] to their warbeasts, ranging from bipedal WarElephants and lightning-fast [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent warpwolves]] to monstrous [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragonspawns]].
30th Oct '16 2:26:31 PM nombretomado
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* The ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series has the [[CoolHorse Shin'a'in battlesteeds]]. Unlike your average warhorse, these have been bred over centuries to be the ultimate fighting mount (possibly with some magic help at the beginning). Smart, obedient, and capable of distinguishing and killing enemies without any direction, they make a deadlier team with a human than another human would. They're also good at tasks such as guarding camps and equipment, finding water in the forest, and carrying injured riders to get help. What they aren't good at is being pretty; looks had no priority in the breeding program and the steeds resemble roughly-carved horse-shaped granite.

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* The ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series has the [[CoolHorse Shin'a'in battlesteeds]]. Unlike your average warhorse, these have been bred over centuries to be the ultimate fighting mount (possibly with some magic help at the beginning). Smart, obedient, and capable of distinguishing and killing enemies without any direction, they make a deadlier team with a human than another human would. They're also good at tasks such as guarding camps and equipment, finding water in the forest, and carrying injured riders to get help. What they aren't good at is being pretty; looks had no priority in the breeding program and the steeds resemble roughly-carved horse-shaped granite.
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