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12th Feb '17 10:09:30 AM rva98014
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** ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Mayor Lionheart is actually the exception: The rest of the big cats are perfectly nice mammals but he's an incredible narcissist who [[NiceToTheWaiter constantly puts down the Assistant Mayor]] (or rather [[BeleagueredAssistant assistant to the mayor]]). [[spoiler: His mistreatment of said assistant caused the plot of the movie, or at least pushed her to the point where she was perfectly happy to turn one character into a mindless feral creature who would ''kill and eat their friend'' to preserve her power.]]



* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' inverts this trope with Benjamin Clawhauser, a cheetah, who is an AllLovingHero, showing exceptionally high amounts of compassion, politeness, and sincerity.
** Interestingly, despite the played straight entry mentioned above, Mayor Lionheart still subverts the trope, for while his actions [[spoiler:in locking up the savage mammals]] are both illegal and of questionable morality, it's made very clear he was not only concerned with his own reputation and position, but genuinely wanted [[spoiler:to keep the city safe, and protect the mammals from themselves and from reprisal until a cure could be found]] and was quite upset at the imminent danger to Zootopia [[[TheCassandra he could easily see coming]].

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' inverts this trope with ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''
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Benjamin Clawhauser, a cheetah, who inverts the trope as he is an AllLovingHero, showing exceptionally high amounts of compassion, politeness, and sincerity.
** Interestingly, despite the played straight entry mentioned above, Mayor Lionheart still subverts is a downplayed version of the trope, for while trope. He is shown to be narcissistic and an inconsiderate boss to his actions [[spoiler:in locking up Assistant Mayor and comes across as a SleazyPolitician. However, as the savage mammals]] are both predator crisis first starts up, his actions, while illegal and of questionable morality, it's made very clear show that he was not only concerned with his own reputation and position, but genuinely wanted [[spoiler:to to keep the city safe, and protect the mammals from themselves and from reprisal until a cure could be found]] found and was quite upset at aware of the imminent danger to Zootopia [[[TheCassandra he could easily see coming]].panic it would cause if the general public found out that predators were going savage for unknown reasons.
8th Feb '17 3:25:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'''. The ShowWithinAShow "WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow" features a subversion -- Itchy and Scratchy magnifies the degree of sadism with which Jerry treated Tom. Itchy and Scratchy just removes the "he started it" justification. Scratchy the cat is [[DumbIsGood dumb and nice]], believing Itchy to be his friend, while Itchy conspires to kill him for no reason whatsoever. Sometimes, Scratchy, the cat, tries to team up with Itchy, the mouse. Itchy always takes this opportunity to launch an appallingly violent surprise attack.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''':
** Parodied.
The ShowWithinAShow "WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow" features a subversion -- Itchy and Scratchy magnifies the degree of sadism with which Jerry treated Tom. Itchy and Scratchy just removes the "he started it" justification. Scratchy the cat is [[DumbIsGood dumb and nice]], believing Itchy to be his friend, while Itchy conspires to kill him for no reason whatsoever. Sometimes, Scratchy, the cat, tries to team up with Itchy, the mouse. Itchy always takes this opportunity to launch an appallingly violent surprise attack.
8th Feb '17 3:24:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'''. The ShowWithinAShow "TheItchyAndScratchyShow" features a subversion -- Itchy and Scratchy magnifies the degree of sadism with which Jerry treated Tom. Itchy and Scratchy just removes the "he started it" justification. Scratchy the cat is [[DumbIsGood dumb and nice]], believing Itchy to be his friend, while Itchy conspires to kill him for no reason whatsoever. Sometimes, Scratchy, the cat, tries to team up with Itchy, the mouse. Itchy always takes this opportunity to launch an appallingly violent surprise attack.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'''. The ShowWithinAShow "TheItchyAndScratchyShow" "WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow" features a subversion -- Itchy and Scratchy magnifies the degree of sadism with which Jerry treated Tom. Itchy and Scratchy just removes the "he started it" justification. Scratchy the cat is [[DumbIsGood dumb and nice]], believing Itchy to be his friend, while Itchy conspires to kill him for no reason whatsoever. Sometimes, Scratchy, the cat, tries to team up with Itchy, the mouse. Itchy always takes this opportunity to launch an appallingly violent surprise attack.
7th Feb '17 5:39:32 PM Geodude6
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* Steve Cash's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjZrUn03kXI Talking Kitty]] series showcases its main character, Sylvester, who'd rather have the house to himself. He once threatened to cut the dog's neck and attempted to force two other cats out by threatening eviction!

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* Steve Cash's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjZrUn03kXI Talking Kitty]] series showcases its main character, Sylvester, who'd rather have the house to himself. He once threatened to cut the dog's neck and attempted to force two other cats out by threatening eviction!getting the landlord to evict the family!
7th Feb '17 5:32:36 PM Geodude6
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* Steve Cash's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjZrUn03kXI Talking Kitty]] videos on Youtube showcase its main "character", Sylvester, who'd rather have the house to himself. He once threatened to cut the dog's neck and attempted to force two other cats out by threatening eviction!

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* Steve Cash's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjZrUn03kXI Talking Kitty]] videos on Youtube showcase series showcases its main "character", character, Sylvester, who'd rather have the house to himself. He once threatened to cut the dog's neck and attempted to force two other cats out by threatening eviction!
4th Feb '17 3:07:44 AM Luppercus
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* The eponymous ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' is not only a good cat, he's even a cop. Although as his partner points out sometimes, he looks more like a hyena.
2nd Feb '17 11:47:29 AM Monsund
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Note that when cats just are ''not'' mean in some cases, that's {{not a subversion}}.

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Note that when cats just are ''not'' mean in some cases, that's {{not a subversion}}. Also in settings where say, everyone is a cat, this trope does not apply.



* Although ''Literature/WarriorCats'' partly averts this trope, as mentioned in the aversion section, it plays it straight as well, with Tigerstar, the Dark Forest cats, and Scourge and Bloodclan.



* The ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', two badass {{Super Hero}}es who protect the all-feline Megakat City from super villains, AliensAndMonsters. The SWAT Kats' allies also count as inversions of this trope.
26th Jan '17 9:01:50 PM Theriocephalus
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* Given his experiences with World War II, [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Snoopy's]] reaction to Frieda getting a cat was understandable...as was his surprise to see Faron, an incredibly laid-back cat that dangled from her arms, when he showed up.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Given his experiences with World War II, [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Snoopy's]] the neighbors' highly aggressive cat, Snoopy's reaction to Frieda getting a cat was understandable...as was his surprise to see Faron, an incredibly laid-back cat that dangled from her arms, when he showed up.
23rd Jan '17 3:43:05 PM Freezer
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* ''Webcomic/{{Scurry}}'': the antagonist cats seem to hunt the mice more for sport than for food. Titan seems to hold a grudge against Wix the mouse for daring to actually escape from him.



* ''Webcomic/{{Scurry}}'': the antagonist cats seem to hunt the mice more for sport than for food. Titan seems to hold a grudge against Wix the mouse for daring to actually escape from him.
23rd Jan '17 3:42:08 PM Freezer
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* ''Webcomic/{{Scurry}}'': the antagonist cats seem to hunt the mice more for sport than for food. Titan seems to hold a grudge against Wix the mouse for daring to actually escape from him.
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