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7th Jan '17 6:41:39 AM Redhead64
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* Uexkull from ''Anime/FlipFlappers ''is the most literal version of this trope as one can get. He's called a rabbit, has ears and teeth like a rabbit, and is treated like a rabbit, but his shape changes every other second, he doesn't make rabbit noises, and he's ''green''.
6th Nov '16 7:55:26 AM wootzits
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* The Red Elk from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' does not resemble an actual elk or wapiti. It might actually pass for one, if it had antlers as opposed to bony ''horns'' which more quickly call a goat into mind.



* The Red Elk from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' does not resemble an actual elk or wapiti. It might actually pass for one, if it had antlers as opposed to bony ''horns'' which more quickly call a goat into mind.
6th Nov '16 7:53:48 AM wootzits
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* ''Anime/PomPoko'' the movie all about tanuki of all films insists we are watch a film about the common raccoons westerners are familiar with troughout the entire dub, while still preserving the gratuitous scrotum jokes and imagery. Though, they refer to the scrotums as pouches if that counts.
* ''Manga/RaveMaster''
** Plue is the source of endless confusion for the protagonist. He's white, has a horn-like nose, eats lollipops, and alters between walking on two legs and four, and has on one occasion been indecisive over his own ''gender''. So far people have accused him of being a dog, an insect, a cat (though the person who guessed this went on to guess a specific breed that was a dog anyway), a water demon, a snowman, or an alien. (WordOfGod cheerfully insists he's a dog, though.)
** Additionally, the group occasionally travel around in a cart pulled by a "horse"... which is purple, bipedal and reptilian in appearance, and constantly shakes its head back and forth rapidly. That horse also has a trunk and makes a weird engine-like sound. Admittedly, Griff is the only one to insist that the thing pulling his cart is a horse. It is lampshaded several times by the other characters.

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* ''Anime/PomPoko'' ''Manga/{{Biomega}}'' features bizarre technorganic BigCreepyCrawlies referred to as horses. Then again, the movie all about tanuki of all films insists we are watch a film about the common raccoons westerners are familiar with troughout the entire dub, while still preserving the gratuitous scrotum jokes and imagery. Though, they refer to the scrotums as pouches if that counts.
* ''Manga/RaveMaster''
** Plue is the source of endless confusion for the protagonist. He's white, has a horn-like nose, eats lollipops, and alters between walking on two legs and four, and has on one occasion been indecisive over his own ''gender''. So far
people who ride them seem to have accused him a very loose definition of being a dog, an insect, a cat (though the person who guessed word, as this went on to guess a specific breed that was a dog anyway), a water demon, a snowman, or an alien. (WordOfGod cheerfully insists he's a dog, though.)
** Additionally, the group occasionally travel around in a cart pulled by a "horse"... which
is purple, bipedal and reptilian in appearance, and constantly shakes its head back and forth rapidly. That horse also has a trunk and makes a weird engine-like sound. Admittedly, Griff is what they call the only one to insist that the thing pulling his cart is a horse. It is lampshaded several times by the other characters.main character's motorcycle.



* ''Manga/{{Biomega}}'' features bizarre technorganic BigCreepyCrawlies referred to as horses. Then again, the people who ride them seem to have a very loose definition of the word, as this is also what they call the main character's motorcycle.

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* ''Manga/{{Biomega}}'' features bizarre technorganic BigCreepyCrawlies referred to Animals in (on) ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'' may as horses. Then again, well be animals in name only. Lampshaded heavily by Ikuto in the people who ride them seem to have a very loose definition of the word, as this is also what beginning, but he's since taken it in stride (especially those cotton balls they call "sheep"). Whenever a "real" animal appears it is given such "real" detail that even animals of the main character's motorcycle.same species on Airantou find it horrifying.



* Though the aliens of ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' do look somewhat amphibious, they are far closer to the standard LittleGreenMen than frogs. Could be a result of stylized art (look at the humans in the series) rather than them not looking like frogs.
* Animals in (on) ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'' may as well be animals in name only. Lampshaded heavily by Ikuto in the beginning, but he's since taken it in stride (especially those cotton balls they call "sheep"). Whenever a "real" animal appears it is given such "real" detail that even animals of the same species on Airantou find it horrifying.

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* Though ''Anime/PomPoko'' the aliens of ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' do look somewhat amphibious, movie all about tanuki insists we are watching a film about the common raccoons westerners are familiar with troughout the entire dub, while still preserving the gratuitous scrotum jokes and imagery. Though, they are far closer refer to the standard LittleGreenMen than frogs. Could be a result of stylized art (look at scrotums as pouches if that counts.
* ''Manga/RaveMaster''
** Plue is
the humans in source of endless confusion for the series) rather than them not looking like frogs.
* Animals in (on) ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'' may as well be animals in name only. Lampshaded heavily by Ikuto in
protagonist. He's white, has a horn-like nose, eats lollipops, and alters between walking on two legs and four, and has on one occasion been indecisive over his own ''gender''. So far people have accused him of being a dog, an insect, a cat (though the beginning, but person who guessed this went on to guess a specific breed that was a dog anyway), a water demon, a snowman, or an alien. (WordOfGod cheerfully insists he's since taken it a dog, though.)
** Additionally, the group occasionally travel around
in stride (especially those cotton balls they call "sheep"). Whenever a "real" animal appears it cart pulled by a "horse"... which is given such "real" detail purple, bipedal and reptilian in appearance, and constantly shakes its head back and forth rapidly. That horse also has a trunk and makes a weird engine-like sound. Admittedly, Griff is the only one to insist that even animals of the same species on Airantou find it horrifying.thing pulling his cart is a horse. It is lampshaded several times by the other characters.


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* Though the aliens of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' do look somewhat amphibious, they are far closer to the standard LittleGreenMen than frogs. Could be a result of stylized art (look at the humans in the series) rather than them not looking like frogs.
5th Oct '16 10:37:19 AM HazelMcCallister
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** The "Cardassian vole," which looks like an ugly rubber rat you'd get from a Halloween store, but has the Cardassian spoon thing on its forehead.
2nd Oct '16 8:14:48 AM MarqFJA
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** The entire franchise has examples of this. "Imps" for leathery spiny fire breathing humanoids? "Demons" for monsters like rampaging shaved gorillas?
*** Imps and demons don't really exist in real life, so there's no concrete frame of reference to compare them to. Not to mention that, seeing as you're up against the legions of Hell, "demon" is a pretty accurate term for pretty much ''anything'' you're fighting that's not a zombie.
26th Sep '16 9:04:37 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''Literature/{{Foreigner}}'' series this is (unsuccessfully) [[DefiedTrope defied]] by one of the first human biologists to land on the world of the alien ''atevi''. The biologist argues that though there are things on the atevi's planet that look and act a lot like grass/trees/etc from the old Earth of the humans, ''calling'' them grass/trees/etc could cause humans to assume that they're exactly like the Earth lifeforms when there might be important, yet-to-be-discovered differences. The biologist is ignored and the human colonists wind up calling them grass/trees/etc.
20th Sep '16 5:07:49 AM Viethra
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* ''Anime/PomPoko'' the movie all about tanuki of all films insists we are watch a film about the common raccoons westerners are familiar with troughout the entire dub, while still preserving the gratuitous scrotum jokes and imagery. Though, they refer to the scrotums as pouches if that counts.
16th Sep '16 10:32:31 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** The only excuse they have is these are not "real" dinosaurs. The creatures in the park(s) are spliced animals as they have dinosaur DNA with other parts put in to fill the blanks, such as a species of frog that changes sex when there isn't enough breading partners. The Indominus Rex can't even be called a "dinosaur" because it's a freakish mix of several dinosaurs and modern animals to create the most fearsome (and deadliest) creature in the park.
14th Sep '16 7:26:53 PM rjd1922
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** VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX has ''Ragtime Mouse''- which certainly doesn't look like any mouse we know, ''and there are mice people in the game''. Also, the music playing during the encounter certainly isn't ragtime.[[note]]It's actually a mistranslation of Ragtime ''Mouth'' - which made more sense given the giant mouth[[/note]]

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** VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has ''Ragtime Mouse''- which certainly doesn't look like any mouse we know, ''and there are mice people in the game''. Also, the music playing during the encounter certainly isn't ragtime.[[note]]It's actually a mistranslation of Ragtime ''Mouth'' - which made more sense given the giant mouth[[/note]]
2nd Sep '16 7:41:00 AM Malady
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* TabletopGame/Numenera: After one billion years in the future, all life forms on Earth look nothing like what they look like now. What people would call a tiger or an elk would be very different from what we would call them.

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* TabletopGame/Numenera: TabletopGame/{{Numenera}}: After one billion years in the future, all life forms on Earth look nothing like what they look like now. What people would call a tiger or an elk would be very different from what we would call them.
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