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8th Feb '16 5:23:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis'' was extensively reworked from its original Japanese release...but the protagonist cat, Milo, is portrayed as good-natured and curious, and even his occasional mischievous moments are generally endearing rather than offputting. Also somewhat unusually in fiction, he's close friends with a pug named Otis, hence the title.
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* ''TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis'' ''Film/TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis'' was extensively reworked from its original Japanese release...but the protagonist cat, Milo, is portrayed as good-natured and curious, and even his occasional mischievous moments are generally endearing rather than offputting. Also somewhat unusually in fiction, he's close friends with a pug named Otis, hence the title.
6th Feb '16 4:16:46 AM AdamC
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* Mr. Tawky Tawny in the ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'' franchise sometimes causes a scare for being a humanoid tiger, but anyone who takes the time to know about him will realize that he is a perfect gentleman and a wonderful person to know.
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* Mr. Tawky Tawny in the ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'' franchise sometimes causes a scare for being a humanoid tiger, but anyone who takes the time to know about him will realize that he is a perfect gentleman and a wonderful person to know. That said, don't piss him off. The guy ''is'' a tiger.
31st Jan '16 6:45:26 PM GrammarNavi
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* Mostly averted in TadWilliams' TailChasersSong. Cats are described as being catlike, but not in a mean or selfish way; they're just cats. The bad guy's a cat, of course, but mostly an EldritchAbomination.
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* Mostly averted in TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' TailChasersSong. Cats are described as being catlike, but not in a mean or selfish way; they're just cats. The bad guy's a cat, of course, but mostly an EldritchAbomination.
15th Jan '16 5:16:30 AM REV6Pilot
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* There was a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5ux_Ob5raQ video]] reviewed by RayWilliamJohnson that subverts this trope. Two lion(esse)s snuggle with a man who seem unsure whether he should be aroused or weirded out by it.
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* There was a [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5ux_Ob5raQ video]] reviewed by RayWilliamJohnson that subverts this trope. com/watch?v=HdPZqW7Z_9A Two lion(esse)s young lions snuggle with a man who seem unsure whether he should be aroused or weirded against their caretaker]]. WebVideo/RayWilliamJohnson takes it waaaay out by it.of context [[RuleOfFunny because it's funny]].
14th Jan '16 8:43:24 AM REV6Pilot
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... why was there a question mark instead of half of Sepúlveda's name?
* ''The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her To Fly'', by Luis Sep?da. Although almost the entire cast is made of well-meaning cats, they do have to deal with abusive alley felines.
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* ''The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her To Fly'', by Luis Sep?da.Luís Sepúlveda. Although almost the entire cast is made of well-meaning cats, they do have to deal with abusive alley felines.
13th Jan '16 2:38:27 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', this is {{exaggerated|Trope}} and PlayedForDrama, as Thundera's ProudWarriorRace, the [[{{Catfolk}} Cats]], rule their [[TheEmpire empire]] under the [[AnimalJingoism jingoistic]] presumption that CatsAreSuperior. They've fought a generations-long war with the [[LizardFolk Lizards]], and see [[FantasticRacism little problem]] with [[MadeASlave enslaving]] those hungry Lizards they catch raiding their crops due to the Cats' systematic monopolization of arable land, even ''[[VigilanteExecution lynching]]'' them, if they feel like it. The "Alley Cats" of Thundera's [[UrbanSegregation slums]] think nothing of beating and mugging hapless Specific minorities like [[{{Dogfaces}} Dogs]]. There are some exceptions to the rule, young RebelPrince Lion-O and his [=ThunderCats=] among them, but the Cats' cruelty proves a FatalFlaw for Thundera as a whole.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', this is {{exaggerated|Trope}} and PlayedForDrama, as Thundera's ProudWarriorRace, the [[{{Catfolk}} Cats]], rule their [[TheEmpire empire]] under the [[AnimalJingoism jingoistic]] presumption that CatsAreSuperior. They've fought a generations-long war with the [[LizardFolk Lizards]], and see [[FantasticRacism little problem]] with [[MadeASlave enslaving]] those hungry Lizards they catch raiding their crops due to the Cats' systematic monopolization of arable land, even ''[[VigilanteExecution lynching]]'' them, if they feel like it. The "Alley Cats" of Thundera's [[UrbanSegregation slums]] think nothing of beating and mugging hapless Specific specific minorities like [[{{Dogfaces}} Dogs]]. There are some exceptions to the rule, young RebelPrince Lion-O and his [=ThunderCats=] among them, but the Cats' cruelty proves a FatalFlaw for Thundera as a whole.
8th Jan '16 8:05:11 AM Doug86
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* You would expect that the book series ''{{Redwall}}'' would ''only'' obey this trope, since mice are about half the cast. Oddly enough, it doesn't. It ''is'' played straight with Gingivere's sister, Tsarmina, that book's BigBad (she kills their father and frames Gingivere for it), and their uncle, Ungatt Trunn, is the villain in the book ''Lord Brocktree''. It's about an even split.
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* You would expect that the book series ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' would ''only'' obey this trope, since mice are about half the cast. Oddly enough, it doesn't. It ''is'' played straight with Gingivere's sister, Tsarmina, that book's BigBad (she kills their father and frames Gingivere for it), and their uncle, Ungatt Trunn, is the villain in the book ''Lord Brocktree''. It's about an even split.

* You would expect that the book series ''{{Redwall}}'' would ''only'' obey this trope, since mice are about half the cast. Oddly enough, it doesn't. The first cat we ever meet, Squire Julian, spits the mouse hero out when he accidentally falls into his mouth, complaining that he doesn't eat rodents anymore; Julian is more of a resigned noble than anything else. His ancestor, Gingivere (seen in the later-released but chronologically earlier ''Mossflower''), is genuinely a good, kind soul, and his father Verdauga has his good side. On the ''other'' hand, Gingivere's sister, Tzarmina, is that book's BigBad (and kills their father, framing Gingivere for it), and their uncle Ungatt Trunn is the villain in the book ''Lord Brocktree''. It's about an even split.
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* You would expect that the book series ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' would ''only'' obey this trope, since mice are about half the cast. Oddly enough, it doesn't. The first cat we ever meet, Squire Julian, spits the mouse hero out when he accidentally falls into his mouth, complaining that he doesn't eat rodents anymore; Julian is more of a resigned noble than anything else. His ancestor, Gingivere (seen in the later-released but chronologically earlier ''Mossflower''), is genuinely a good, kind soul, and his father Verdauga has his good side. On the ''other'' hand, Gingivere's sister, Tzarmina, is that book's BigBad (and kills their father, framing Gingivere for it), and their uncle Ungatt Trunn is the villain in the book ''Lord Brocktree''. It's about an even split.
6th Jan '16 7:18:14 PM FF32
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4th Jan '16 11:27:32 AM Lanthorn
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* From an [[http://www.latimes.com/world/great-reads/la-fg-c1-mongolia-snow-leopard-20160104-story.html LA Times article about snow leopards]]: -->Snow leopards are revered, feared and even hated by nomads. Mongolians have a strong dislike for cats in general, and many recite well-known proverbs such as, "If you feed a cat, they'll eat you next," or "Cats are always watching you, waiting for you to die."

* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-607 SCP-607]] is a [[ThePictureOfDorianGray gray cat named Dorian]] who can transfer any injury it sustains to its current owner. This includes fatal injuries, from which Dorian will simply resurrect and bond with another owner shortly afterwards. Ordinarily this wouldn't be too terrible, except the cat keeps deliberately putting itself in danger, so that its owner can be hurt or killed. It's left up in the air whether the cat is really suicidal or is just being a dick.
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* SCPFoundation: ** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-511 SCP-511]]: a living, cat-shaped mass of debris, flesh, and rot. It's always surrounded by hordes of cats and makes them very unpleasant. [[spoiler: SCP-511s are made by the cats. The cats made it because they hate us.]] **[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-607 SCP-607]] is a [[ThePictureOfDorianGray gray cat named Dorian]] who can transfer any injury it sustains to its current owner. This includes fatal injuries, from which Dorian will simply resurrect and bond with another owner shortly afterwards. Ordinarily this wouldn't be too terrible, except the cat keeps deliberately putting itself in danger, so that its owner can be hurt or killed. It's left up in the air whether the cat is really suicidal or is just being a dick.

* Played straight and then subverted in ''TheBorrowerArrietty''. Sho's cat, Niya, at first, is mean and predatory towards Arrietty, but he ultimately makes peace with her.
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* Jiji, [[Anime/KikisDeliveryService Kiki's]] familiar, can be snarky but he's definitely Kiki's friend. Two other cats (an older teen witch's familiar and a cat in Kiki's town) look snooty but aren't antagonistic. * Played straight and then subverted in ''TheBorrowerArrietty''.''Anime/TheBorrowerArrietty''. Sho's cat, Niya, at first, is mean and predatory towards Arrietty, but he ultimately makes peace with her.

* Happy from ''Manga/FairyTail''.
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* Happy Happy, Pantherlily, and Charle from ''Manga/FairyTail''.''Manga/FairyTail''. There's also the cat-themed guild Cate Shelter [[spoiler: which was an illusion cast by a whole town of spirits to keep one living girl safe and happy]].

* Happy from ''Manga/FairyTail''.''Manga/FrankenFran'': While he's only mostly cat, Fran's assistant Okita is one of the most level-headed characters in the series (ironic since his human head is a little too big for his cat body).

* The BigBad of ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', Queen Cordelia, has cat ears, which is noted as highly suspicious considering everyone else has rabbit ears.
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* The BigBad of ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', Queen Cordelia, has cat ears, which is noted as highly suspicious considering everyone else has rabbit ears. Nonetheless she has a very close and apparently loving relationship with her minion Peridot. ** Commander Caboodle, an "alien" adventurer who also has cat ears, sees himself as a good guy (possibly ''the'' [[HeroOfAnotherStory good guy]]) and helps the heroes when he can.
3rd Jan '16 7:00:26 AM AFreakyDude
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** One of the two {{big bad}}s in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' is feline crime boss Fat Cat. (Originally, he was a pet belonging to Aldrin Klordane, the villain in the FiveEpisodePilot.) One of his henchmen, Mepps, is also a cat. In the pilot episode, Fat Cat and his main henchmen deal with the Siamese Twins, a pair of felines that scare even him. In one episode, Fat Cat's French cousin is the villain. (Finding out that the guy is Fat Cat's Cousin is more than enough to make Monterey Jack not like him.) Also, when Gadget becomes a human's good luck charm (or so he thinks), his cat becomes jealous enough to kill, her being his ''previous'' charm.(Of course, in a show where the heroes consist of two chipmunks and two mice, it's natural that some villainous cats are going to show up.)
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** One of the two {{big bad}}s in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' is feline crime boss Fat Cat. (Originally, he was a pet belonging to Aldrin Klordane, the villain in the FiveEpisodePilot.) One of his henchmen, Mepps, is also a cat. In the pilot episode, Fat Cat and his main henchmen deal with the Siamese Twins, a pair of felines that scare even him. In one episode, Fat Cat's French cousin is the villain. (Finding out that the guy is Fat Cat's Cousin is more than enough to make Monterey Jack not like him.) Also, when Gadget becomes a human's good luck charm (or so he thinks), his cat becomes jealous enough to kill, her being his ''previous'' charm.(Of course, in a show where the heroes consist of two chipmunks and two mice, it's natural that some villainous cats are going to show up.)) This was averted in an episode when the Rescue Rangers return a kitten to his owner.
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