History Main / Bambification

21st Apr '18 6:01:47 PM GingaFan404
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The {{Trope Namer|s}} (unrelated to the term used by some critics of vegetarianism to describe [[StrawCharacter how they see]] [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute the vegetarians' philosophy]]) is a [[{{Fictionary}} term]] used offhand to criticize this trope in Douglas Coupland's novel ''Generation X''. What's especially bizarre is the fact that ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' is often accused of spreading the idea that "deer are innocent". If you feel this way, ''please'' go and watch the movie again. In actuality, the film does not shy away from the "Deer can be Bastards and, Really, Sometimes You Can't Blame Them" / "NatureIsNotNice" world of Felix Salten's original novel (which, needless to say, is a bit closer to reality). Bambi himself [[TookALevelInBadass goes from]] cute little fawn to Badass Prince who kicks (antlers, rather) butt for [[ThePowerOfLove love]].

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The {{Trope Namer|s}} (unrelated to the term used by some critics of vegetarianism to describe [[StrawCharacter how they see]] [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute the vegetarians' philosophy]]) is a [[{{Fictionary}} term]] used offhand to criticize this trope in Douglas Coupland's novel ''Generation X''. What's especially bizarre is the fact that ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' is often accused of spreading the idea that "deer are innocent". If you feel this way, ''please'' go and watch the movie again. In actuality, the film does not shy away from the "Deer can be Bastards and, Really, Sometimes You Can't Blame Them" / "NatureIsNotNice" world of Felix Salten's original novel (which, needless to say, is a bit closer to reality). Bambi himself [[TookALevelInBadass goes from]] cute little fawn to Badass Prince who kicks (antlers, rather) butt for [[ThePowerOfLove love]].
love]]. The midquel is no slacker on this either; all you need is one word: Ronno.
22nd Mar '18 11:27:17 PM SenorCornholio
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[[caption-width-right:300:Total Badass.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Total Badass.]]
[[note]]Seriously, he does [[TookALevelInBadass become a total badass]].[[/note]]]]
21st Feb '18 11:51:43 AM nombretomado
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** Similarly, in ''RiseOfTheHorde'', Thrall's father's first kill is a [[CallARabbitASmeerp space deer]] that separates itself from the rest of its herd. [[spoiler:This is foreshadowing of sorts: Durotan is one of the relatively few orcs to resist demonic corruption, and that choice eventually gets him killed.]]

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** Similarly, in ''RiseOfTheHorde'', ''Literature/RiseOfTheHorde'', Thrall's father's first kill is a [[CallARabbitASmeerp space deer]] that separates itself from the rest of its herd. [[spoiler:This is foreshadowing of sorts: Durotan is one of the relatively few orcs to resist demonic corruption, and that choice eventually gets him killed.]]
18th Jan '18 12:27:20 AM CharlesPhipps
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* Played with in the ''Literature/TheBrightFallsMysteries'' as the protagonist, humorously named Jane Doe, is a weredeer and they're widely considered to be among the weakest of all shapeshifters by the public. Except, they all have PsychicPowers, are very fast, and are still far stronger than humans. Jane further states it's mainly 'female' deer who get this since few people give stags crap.
5th Dec '17 10:12:50 PM WaterBlap
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* UsefulNotes/AztecMythology applies [[BondCreature nagual]] to most of its deities, and yes, one has a deer; Itzpapalotl, goddess of among other things, motherhood and the stars. So, straight example, right? [[SubvertedTrope Haha]], [[HumanoidAbomination no]]. The other things she's a goddess of are war, death, and the same [[LightIsNotGood stars]] she's a queen of regularly try to eat the sun during an eclipse so they can invade Earth. Part of the whole HumanSacrifice thing was to keep the Obsidian Butterfly ''far, far away''.

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* UsefulNotes/AztecMythology Myth/AztecMythology applies [[BondCreature nagual]] to most of its deities, and yes, one has a deer; Itzpapalotl, goddess of among other things, motherhood and the stars. So, straight example, right? [[SubvertedTrope Haha]], [[HumanoidAbomination no]]. The other things she's a goddess of are war, death, and the same [[LightIsNotGood stars]] she's a queen of regularly try to eat the sun during an eclipse so they can invade Earth. Part of the whole HumanSacrifice thing was to keep the Obsidian Butterfly ''far, far away''.
25th Sep '17 11:35:30 PM BattleMaster
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* There's a famous segment from the 90's caught-on-camera show ''When Animals Attack'' of a hunter being ''brutally'' attacked by a white-tailed deer after spraying elk urine on himself during rutting season. At one point he even tried to climb a tree to get away, only for the deer to jump up and knock him right out of it. He survived, but the video spent several years as fodder for stand-up comedians.
11th Jun '17 4:00:30 AM Piterpicher
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* The leader of TheWildHunt (aptly called "the Hunter") in ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}'' wears a deer-skull mask with red eyes, [[RuleOfScary explicitly to terrify his victims.]] Turns UpToEleven as he uses an ''Irish Elk'' skull to hunt Alima Song--the Irish Elk is a prehistoric relative of modern deer, known for its massive size and equally gigantic ten-foot antlers. He uses his mask [[UseYourHead as a weapon to gore his opponents.]] Later on, Maidin the river-spirit muses that the Hunter must be [[TestosteronePoisoning testosterone-poisoned]] from wearing the skull all the time, which means it's an extremely masculine symbol. Later, it's officially confirmed that the Hunter is the ''Horned'' Hunter of CelticMythology, and the AnthropomorphicPersonification of ''predators.'' NatureIsNotNice in full force. Ironically enough, Alima gets taken under the protection of the bear-goddess Artio, who is [[ThePollyanna friendly and cheerful]] despite embodying an ''actual'' predator. (Probably because she's the UrExample of a MamaBear.)

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* The leader of TheWildHunt (aptly called "the Hunter") in ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}'' wears a deer-skull mask with red eyes, [[RuleOfScary explicitly to terrify his victims.]] Turns UpToEleven as he uses an ''Irish Elk'' skull to hunt Alima Song--the Irish Elk is a prehistoric relative of modern deer, known for its massive size and equally gigantic ten-foot antlers. He uses his mask [[UseYourHead as a weapon to gore his opponents.]] Later on, Maidin the river-spirit muses that the Hunter must be [[TestosteronePoisoning testosterone-poisoned]] from wearing the skull all the time, which means it's an extremely masculine symbol. Later, it's officially confirmed that the Hunter is the ''Horned'' Hunter of CelticMythology, Myth/CelticMythology, and the AnthropomorphicPersonification of ''predators.'' NatureIsNotNice in full force. Ironically enough, Alima gets taken under the protection of the bear-goddess Artio, who is [[ThePollyanna friendly and cheerful]] despite embodying an ''actual'' predator. (Probably because she's the UrExample of a MamaBear.)
10th Jun '17 2:15:37 PM nombretomado
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* William Blake in Creator/JimJarmusch's film ''Film/DeadMan'' grieves over the remains of a dead baby deer, which was shot by one of his pursuers. The scene echoes a previous scene where an [[WomenInRefrigerators innocent woman was killed]] by someone trying to kill him.

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* William Blake in Creator/JimJarmusch's film ''Film/DeadMan'' grieves over the remains of a dead baby deer, which was shot by one of his pursuers. The scene echoes a previous scene where an [[WomenInRefrigerators [[StuffedIntoTheFridge innocent woman was killed]] by someone trying to kill him.
29th May '17 8:55:25 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The "gentle, angelic woodland critter" cliche gets taken down ''hard'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL9xCWphV8s this [NSFW] clip]] from Louis C.K.

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* The "gentle, angelic woodland critter" cliche gets taken down ''hard'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL9xCWphV8s this [NSFW] clip]] from Louis C.K.
Creator/LouisCK.
17th Feb '17 2:01:04 PM Sharysa
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* The leader of TheWildHunt in ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}'' wears a deer-skull mask with red eyes, [[RuleOfScary explicitly to terrify his victims.]] Turns UpToEleven as he uses an ''Irish Elk'' skull to hunt Alima--the Irish Elk is a prehistoric relative of modern deer, known for its massive size and equally gigantic ten-foot antlers. He also uses his mask [[UseYourHead as a weapon to ram/gore his opponents.]] Later on, Maidin the river-spirit muses that the Hunter must be pretty [[TestosteronePoisoning testosterone-poisoned]] from wearing the skull-mask all the time, which means it's an extremely masculine symbol.
** The Fianna are a positive version, being minor gods of deer and policemen. They wear brown suits and give people deer-antler whistles to call for help. While noted for being [[BoisterousBruiser energetic]] and comedic, [[SuperStrength two of them can lift a car]] and at least one of them is [[TheBerserker a berserker]].

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* The leader of TheWildHunt (aptly called "the Hunter") in ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}'' wears a deer-skull mask with red eyes, [[RuleOfScary explicitly to terrify his victims.]] Turns UpToEleven as he uses an ''Irish Elk'' skull to hunt Alima--the Alima Song--the Irish Elk is a prehistoric relative of modern deer, known for its massive size and equally gigantic ten-foot antlers. He also uses his mask [[UseYourHead as a weapon to ram/gore gore his opponents.]] Later on, Maidin the river-spirit muses that the Hunter must be pretty [[TestosteronePoisoning testosterone-poisoned]] from wearing the skull-mask skull all the time, which means it's an extremely masculine symbol.
symbol. Later, it's officially confirmed that the Hunter is the ''Horned'' Hunter of CelticMythology, and the AnthropomorphicPersonification of ''predators.'' NatureIsNotNice in full force. Ironically enough, Alima gets taken under the protection of the bear-goddess Artio, who is [[ThePollyanna friendly and cheerful]] despite embodying an ''actual'' predator. (Probably because she's the UrExample of a MamaBear.)
** The Fianna are a positive version, being minor gods of [[ComboPlatterPowers deer and policemen. policemen.]] They wear brown suits and give people deer-antler whistles to call them for help. While noted for being [[BoisterousBruiser energetic]] and comedic, [[SuperStrength two of them can lift a car]] and at least one of them is [[TheBerserker a berserker]].
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