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25th Feb '17 11:39:21 PM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}'' episode had a strange example of this in "Rupert and the Crocodiles" where Rupert Bear, his friend Podgy Pig, and a captain and first mate who were both human were captured by a tribe of bipedal crocodiles who attempted to eat them.
15th Jan '17 11:27:38 AM eroock
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-->--''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'' (1908 musical version), "Cannibal Barbecue"

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-->--''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'' -->-- ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'' (1908 musical version), "Cannibal Barbecue"
14th Dec '16 9:25:04 PM Omeganian
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* Subverted in ''Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand''. Charlie Black was presumed dead for years after being captured by a cannibal tribe. When he turns up alive in the second book, Ellie asked whether he managed defeat them in combat. Charlie stated there was no way for him to have fought off thousands of people, but the cannibals turned out to be quite nice guys, and once he showed himself to be more useful alive than cooked, they were all too happy to leave him alive, accepted him into the tribe, and, eventually, helped him return home.
13th Dec '16 2:00:29 PM Xtifr
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* A non-culinary example: In Creator/LarryNiven and Jerry Pournelle's ''Burning Tower'', Arshur the Wanderer enters Aztlan with the other heroes and is immediately crowned king. He's given four virgins as body servants, a palace to live in, everyone in the city follows his every order... and a week later he's drugged, dragged to the top of a pyramid, and is "sent to the gods" by having his heart cut out and sealed in a stucco wall.

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* A non-culinary example: In Creator/LarryNiven and Jerry Pournelle's Creator/JerryPournelle's ''Burning Tower'', Arshur the Wanderer enters Aztlan with the other heroes and is immediately crowned king. He's given four virgins as body servants, a palace to live in, everyone in the city follows his every order... and a week later he's drugged, dragged to the top of a pyramid, and is "sent to the gods" by having his heart cut out and sealed in a stucco wall.
16th Nov '16 11:17:22 AM Jeduthun
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* Although the trope certainly over-sensationalizes the facts, a handful of [[TheMissionary Christian missionaries]] did indeed have the misfortune to be killed and eaten while attempting to reach tribes that practiced cannibalism: notably [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Baker_(missionary) Thomas Baker]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_(missionary) John Williams]] [[note]][[Music/JohnWilliams no relation]][[/note]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Chalmers_(missionary) James Chalmers]]. Thomas Baker's boots, cooked with him but found to be inedible, can reportedly be seen on display in the Fiji Museum. It's believed that the tribespeople may have seen the Europeans as a threat and practiced ritualized cannibalism in an attempt to neutralize the enemies' power. In recent years the tribes (now Christianized) have held [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hampshire/8398126.stm formal ceremonies]] [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3263163.stm of reconciliation and apology]] with descendants of the missionaries.
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27th Oct '16 3:23:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RedEars'': Subverted. In one comic set in DarkestAfrica, a father and his son from a cannibal tribe are sent out to hunt for food by his fat, foulmouthed wife when they stumble across a pretty young European woman. After they capture her, the son asks his father if they'll take her home and eat her. The father replies that they'll take her home and eat his mother instead.
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1st Oct '16 9:33:21 PM Jeduthun
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See also WackyWaysideTribe, CannibalTribe, CannibalClan, HollywoodNatives, or TheCaptivityNarrative.

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See also WackyWaysideTribe, CannibalTribe, CannibalClan, HollywoodNatives, or TheCaptivityNarrative.
TheCaptivityNarrative. Likely to overlap with BlackComedyCannibalism and StewedAlive.
23rd Sep '16 6:48:29 PM Luigifan
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While cannibalism as a ritualistic or cultic reasons has indeed been practiced by RealLife tribes, most accounts of the type seen in fiction were likely apocryphal, spread by white men as an excuse the use of military force as a means of "civilizing" and "pacifying" the "savages". More info is given on TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man-Eating_Myth here.]]

See also WackyWaysideTribe, CannibalTribe, CannibalClan, HollywoodNatives or TheCaptivityNarrative.

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While cannibalism as a ritualistic or cultic reasons has indeed been practiced by RealLife tribes, most accounts of the type seen in fiction were likely apocryphal, spread by white men [[{{Demonization}} as an excuse excuse]] for the use of military force as a means of "civilizing" and "pacifying" the "savages". More info is given on TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man-Eating_Myth here.]]

See also WackyWaysideTribe, CannibalTribe, CannibalClan, HollywoodNatives HollywoodNatives, or TheCaptivityNarrative.



** The second half of ''Film/CannibalHolocaust'' takes this trope to its logical and insanely nightmarish conclusion. It's not like the film crew [[KarmicDeath didn't have it coming though]].
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' had this with a tribe that captured Jack and several of his crew. This example is a good illustration of this trope being discredited. At first, the natives doing this were identified as Caribs, and the few surviving Caribs complained that they were cannibals is a false accusation against them.

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** The second half of ''Film/CannibalHolocaust'' takes this trope to its logical and insanely nightmarish conclusion. It's not like the film crew [[KarmicDeath didn't have it coming coming, though]].
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' had this with a tribe that captured Jack and several of his crew. This example is a good illustration of this trope being discredited. At first, the natives doing this were identified as Caribs, and the few surviving Caribs complained that they were calling them cannibals is a false accusation against them.
24th Jul '16 3:01:03 PM nombretomado
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* BobHope and BingCrosby are captured by cannibals in ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Zanzibar]]''. The cannibals think Hope and Crosby are white gods... until, that is, the cannibals decide to test their divinity by having Hope get into a sidesplittingly hilarious wrestling match with a gorilla.

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* BobHope Creator/BobHope and BingCrosby Creator/BingCrosby are captured by cannibals in ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Zanzibar]]''. The cannibals think Hope and Crosby are white gods... until, that is, the cannibals decide to test their divinity by having Hope get into a sidesplittingly hilarious wrestling match with a gorilla.
17th Jun '16 7:17:58 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', Becky's truffle hunting expedition turns sour when they're found by natives who try to cook her ''and'' the pig she brought to sniff the valuable fungus out. The biggest irony is, the natives seem to have plenty of truffles; they use them in the soup that Becky nearly becomes a part of.
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