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10th Sep '17 2:42:27 PM DaibhidC
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* The ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With The Ball" had Rachel get a sphinx cat called [[FormallyNamedPet Mrs Whiskerton]], which she becomes convinced actively hates her. However, it's mentioned that the reason Rachel bought Mrs Whiskerton is because her grandmother owned a very affectionate sphinx that Rachel had loved.
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8th Sep '17 4:09:31 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'': Most of the cats don't fit any colour stereotypes, but there are three cats who do.

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* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'': Most of the cats don't fit any colour stereotypes, but stereotypes but, in the video version, there are three cats who do.
8th Sep '17 4:05:38 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'': Most of the cats don't fit any colour stereotypes, but there are three cats who do.
** Victoria is the only all-white cat. Her role is performed mainly through dance, where she's implied to be a symbol of grace and innocence, and is extremely sensitive to the moods around her. Her coming-of-age moment sends all the cats into a frenzy. In the filmed stage production, her dance and reaction scenes are often paired with the black Mistoffelees for colour contrast.
** Skimbleshanks is a ginger tom. He's an engaging, cheeky cat who has a reputation for being the hero of the railways; the cats believe the trains only run smoothly because Skimbleshanks is there to keep the humans in line and on the job by either fixing all the problems that crop up or alerting the humans to issues so that they can fix the problems in time. His one flaw is described as being his temper, which gets triggered by disorder; he can be quite draconian about ensuring everything and everyone is kept in order so that the trains can run smoothly.
** Mistoffelees is the only all-black cat, described as being black from his ears to the tip of his tail. [[note]]The realities of stage production, where lighting tends to wash out all-black costumes means that the Mistoffelees cat is usually portrayed as a tuxedo cat to bring the costume to life; the cat himself, however, is described as being all-black[[/note]] He is the most mystical cat, capable of manipulating light, telekinesis and producing electricity from his paws. He is implied to have some hypnosis, illusion and voice-throwing abilities, he does possess a psychic sixth sense, and is revealed to be capable of teleporting others or himself. In the Invitation to the Jellicle Ball, his dance is paired with the all-white Victoria for colour contrast.
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18th Aug '17 1:42:51 AM DeepRed
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* In RealLife, they're associated with witches and bad luck. [[note]]Black cats are bad luck in the US and Catholic Europe, but they're good luck in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Asia.[[/note]] This carries over into fiction, where black cats are often evil, villainous, or unlucky. Also often magical or mysterious. Antisocial, less extreme personality. Alternately, they are stubborn and friendly at the same time, good natured, placid, companionable, and sociable, are said to be good hunters, and have a tendency to roam.

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* In RealLife, they're associated with witches [[AllWitchesHaveCats witches]] and bad luck. [[note]]Black cats are bad luck in the US and Catholic Europe, but they're good luck in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Asia.[[/note]] This carries over into fiction, where black cats are often evil, villainous, or unlucky. Also often magical or mysterious. Antisocial, less extreme personality. Alternately, they are stubborn and friendly at the same time, good natured, placid, companionable, and sociable, are said to be good hunters, and have a tendency to roam.
16th Aug '17 11:54:45 PM EdnaWalker
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* Persians are occasionally depicted with Iranian NationalAnimalStereotypes.
16th Aug '17 11:53:09 PM EdnaWalker
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* Calicoes may play a Japanese NationalAnimalStereotype, especially if the calico in question is also a Japanese bobtail.

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* Calicoes may play a Japanese NationalAnimalStereotype, NationalAnimalStereotypes, especially if the calico in question is also a Japanese bobtail.




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* Siamese are sometimes portrayed with Southeast Asian or Chinese NationalAnimalStereotypes.




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* Russian Blues are sometimes portrayed with Russian NationalAnimalStereotypes.
16th Aug '17 11:49:55 PM EdnaWalker
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* Calicoes may play a Japanese NationalAnimalStereotype, especially if the calico in question is also a Japanese bobtail.
8th Aug '17 9:40:39 PM PaulA
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* The short series of ''Cat22'' cartoons played with this and dog stereotypes. 22 himself is a bad luck magnet and a black shorthaired cat; he's a secret agent, so mysterious is kind of a given, but he's polite to a fault and very loyal. One of his fellow agents is a Siamese that is a bit of klutz and TheGirlNextDoor. A rogue in the cat versus dog war is a hairless cat who just wants peace, and he's very kind and a FriendToAllLivingThings.

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* The short series of ''Cat22'' ''WesternAnimation/Cat22'' cartoons played with this and dog stereotypes. 22 himself is a bad luck magnet and a black shorthaired cat; he's a secret agent, so mysterious is kind of a given, but he's polite to a fault and very loyal. One of his fellow agents is a Siamese that is a bit of klutz and TheGirlNextDoor.the GirlNextDoor. A rogue in the cat versus dog war is a hairless cat who just wants peace, and he's very kind and a FriendToAllLivingThings.
8th Aug '17 12:12:24 PM Malady
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* ''Anime/AgathaChristiesGreatDetectivesPoirotAndMarple'': In one of the episodes, a black cat crosses someone's path. In keeping with British and Asian tradition, it is associated with good luck.
18th Jul '17 2:47:36 PM Wyldchyld
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** You keep talking, but all I am hearing is silliness.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'''s [[spoiler:Blake]] is a heroic version of the trope. (In addition to her theme colour being black, she has [[LittleBitBeastly black cat ears.]]) She's snarky and aloof, but not really mean, and is training as a demon hunter.
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