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3rd May '16 8:24:02 AM Berrenta
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** <SelfDemonstrating/{{Katz}. "A bit of sport before dying, old boy?"

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** <SelfDemonstrating/{{Katz}.SelfDemonstrating/{{Katz}}. "A bit of sport before dying, old boy?"
29th Apr '16 2:03:30 PM Doug86
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* In the fourth of Christopher Stasheff's ''AWizardInRhyme'' books, the manticore that menaces the hero (who eventually gives him the name 'Manny') at first seems to be this trope, but then pulls a HeelFaceTurn and ends up being a stalwart and brave companion (though there are [[RunningGag a number of instances]] of his predatory nature being used as the basis for jokes.)

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* In the fourth of Christopher Stasheff's ''AWizardInRhyme'' ''Literature/AWizardInRhyme'' books, the manticore that menaces the hero (who eventually gives him the name 'Manny') at first seems to be this trope, but then pulls a HeelFaceTurn and ends up being a stalwart and brave companion (though there are [[RunningGag a number of instances]] of his predatory nature being used as the basis for jokes.)
24th Apr '16 9:54:05 AM rafi
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* Saya, the black kitten in "Black Cat Saya", one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" (Screaming Lessons). The cat is adopted by the teenage Ayako, shapeshifts into Ayako's mother and terrifies her when they're left alone together. [[spoiler: It turns out Saya is a spirit and she's doing this as {{Revenge}} for Ayako telling her father to leave her to die when Saya was struck by their car. In the end, she murders the protagonist the same way and shapeshifts into ''her.'']]

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* Saya, the black kitten in "Black Cat Saya", one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" ''Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu'' (Screaming Lessons). The cat is adopted by the teenage Ayako, shapeshifts into Ayako's mother and terrifies her when they're left alone together. [[spoiler: It turns out Saya is a spirit and she's doing this as {{Revenge}} for Ayako telling her father to leave her to die when Saya was struck by their car. In the end, she murders the protagonist the same way and shapeshifts into ''her.'']]
24th Apr '16 9:53:35 AM rafi
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* Somewhat {{Justified|Trope}} in one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" (Screaming Lessons), "Black Cat Saya". The typical always teenage female {{Victim of The Week}}, Ayako, adopts an abandoned adorable black kitten and names it Saya, where he becomes a beloved part of the family. When Ayako's parents decide to visit granny in the hospital, they leave her under the care of one of her relatives while they are gone. The next day, Ayako finds Saya gone and her collar discarded, with her suddenly returned parents telling her that Saya ran outside. Ayako immediately suspects something wrong with her mother, who coldly insults her when she offers her her morning cup of coffee. Then, when she gets to school, she finds the food in her bento [[{{Squick}} covered in black fur]]. Her terror finally reaches its peak when she awakens from noises downstairs and finds her mother with [[HellishPupils slitted pupils]] scratching at the walls with her fingernails. When she tries to escape out the house the next morning, her imposter mother drags her back inside, and when she tries to call her real mother at Granny's she finds the [[CutPhoneLines telephone line has been cut off]] with the shadow of her fake-mother standing [[RightBehindMe right behind her]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun The cat's out of the bag]] when Ayako's fake mother is actually revealed to be the spirit of Saya, wanting revenge on Ayako when a month earlier it got struck by her family's car and left on the street [[AndIMustScream paralyzed and suffering horrific pain]] while forced to watch itself get run over by the next oncoming vehicle because Ayako convinced her parents to keep driving and abandon the dying cat. The cat's spirit switches places with Ayako, forcing her to endure the torment it did when it got run over, until Ayako wakes up from her nightmare and finds herself in the hospital, having fainted inside the house, and being taken back home. Except it was really a {{Hope Spot}} and the real Ayako did die in the body of Saya, with the cat taking Ayako's place and burying the dead body of her cat in the yard (revealed in the last panel to be the body of Ayako)

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* Somewhat {{Justified|Trope}} Saya, the black kitten in "Black Cat Saya", one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" (Screaming Lessons), "Black Cat Saya". Lessons). The typical always cat is adopted by the teenage female {{Victim of The Week}}, Ayako, adopts an abandoned adorable black kitten and names it Saya, where he becomes a beloved part of the family. When shapeshifts into Ayako's parents decide to visit granny in the hospital, they leave mother and terrifies her under the care of one of her relatives while they are gone. The next day, when they're left alone together. [[spoiler: It turns out Saya is a spirit and she's doing this as {{Revenge}} for Ayako finds Saya gone and her collar discarded, with her suddenly returned parents telling her father to leave her to die when Saya was struck by their car. In the end, she murders the protagonist the same way and shapeshifts into ''her.'']]
** [[spoiler: There's a extra sidestory after that set twenty years later that implies
that Saya ran outside. Ayako immediately suspects something wrong with her mother, who coldly insults her when she offers her her morning cup of coffee. Then, when she gets to school, she finds killed the food in her bento [[{{Squick}} covered in black fur]]. Her terror finally reaches its peak when she awakens from noises downstairs and finds her mother with [[HellishPupils slitted pupils]] scratching at the walls with her fingernails. When she tries to escape out the house the next morning, her imposter mother drags her back inside, and when she tries to call her real mother at Granny's she finds the [[CutPhoneLines telephone line has been cut off]] with the shadow of her fake-mother standing [[RightBehindMe right behind her]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun The cat's out of the bag]] when Ayako's fake mother is actually revealed to be the spirit of Saya, wanting revenge on Ayako when a month earlier it got struck by her family's car and left on the street [[AndIMustScream paralyzed and suffering horrific pain]] while forced to watch itself get run over by the next oncoming vehicle because Ayako convinced her parents to keep driving sometime later and abandon the dying cat. The cat's spirit switches places with Ayako, forcing her to endure the torment it did when it got run over, until Ayako wakes up from her nightmare still using their abandoned house as its hideout. She's now posing as a teacher and finds herself in the hospital, having fainted inside the house, and being seems to have [[ImAHumanitarian taken back home. Except it was really a {{Hope Spot}} and the real Ayako did die in the body of Saya, with the cat taking Ayako's place and burying the dead body of her cat in the yard (revealed in the last panel to be the body of Ayako) up eating humans]].]]
24th Apr '16 9:42:43 AM rafi
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* Beers from the 2013 ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' movie. He is the God of Destruction, and all off the Kais fear him, even Shenlong. Not to mention, he has a really bad temper and tried to destroy Earth just because Buu wouldn't let him have 1 or 2 Pudding cups. Not to mention, he is the strongest villain in DBZ history. [[spoiler:Except for his master, Whis, who is stronger than he is.]] He also reduced King Kai's planet to its current FunSize after [[SoreLoser King Kai beat him in a video game.]]

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* Beers from In ''Manga/ApocalypseMeow'', the 2013 ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' movie. He is Viet Cong and the God of Destruction, and all off North Vietnamese Army are portrayed as cats, while the Kais fear him, even Shenlong. Not to mention, he has a really bad temper and tried to destroy Earth just because Buu wouldn't let him have 1 or 2 Pudding cups. Not to mention, he is the strongest villain in DBZ history. [[spoiler:Except for his master, Whis, who is stronger than he is.]] He also reduced King Kai's planet to its current FunSize after [[SoreLoser King Kai beat him in a video game.]]American soldiers are portrayed as rabbits.



* ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'' features a cat with whom one of the human characters has a technologically available mental link. Though the cat is opinionated and realistically cat-like (okay, he does have an attitude), he is neither a villain nor a hero in most instances.



* ''Puchi Puri Yuuchi'' (a.k.a. ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie'') has an episode where Glennda, princess of the Demon Realm, has to fight Cait Sith, an evil cat attacking her realm and turning everyone there into cats. The Cait Sith (fairy cat) is a Celtic mythological character, and is generally regarded as ''at least'' untrustworthy if not outright evil, so this appears to be a Japanese interpretation of a legend from the other side of the world.

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* ''Puchi Puri Yuuchi'' (a.k.a. ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie'') has an episode where Glennda, princess In the manga "Cerberus", one of the Demon Realm, has to fight Cait Sith, an evil Kuzure (malevolent animal spirits that take the form of demonic creatures that feed on human souls) is a [[http://mangafox.me/manga/cerberus/v02/c014/14.html two tailed cat attacking her realm monster]] (or nekomata) who tried to find the current Gravekeeper (the protagonist sharing his body with a Hellhound tasked with subduing Kuzure), assuming that he was too weak to put up a fight. He gets his two-tailed butt kicked by the Shrine head Yoyo, who swings it around with its own tails, outpaces it in speed, and turning everyone there seals it with a three-bar seal, smashing its head into cats. The Cait Sith (fairy cat) is a Celtic mythological character, and is generally regarded as ''at least'' untrustworthy if not outright evil, so this appears to be a Japanese interpretation of a legend the ground Manga/InuYasha-style.
* Arthur
from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' creates a running joke by always making trouble for Suzaku, usually by biting him and nobody else. Interestingly, though, Arthur actually seems to like Suzaku; the other side of official website for the world.second season says that he bites out of love, Arthur once attacked an enemy combatant whose gun was pointed at Suzaku, and in the final episode, we get a brief scene of [[spoiler:Arthur patiently watching over Suzaku's grave]]. Aww. Arthur also makes trouble for Lelouch by unwittingly making off with his Zero mask.



* Even ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is in on this:
** Meowth is famous for being the third member of the Team Rocket Trio, Giovanni is regularly seen with a Persian [[RightHandCat by his side]], and a member of Team Galactic was in possession of an especially mean Purugly.
** Meowth's backstory has him trying to impress a female Meowth he was in love with by, over a period of months, painstakingly learning how to walk on two legs and speak a human language. She rejects him, calling him a freak and saying that he still has no money. Even later, when he fought a Persian for her (and won!), she ''still'' thought he was a freak and chose the Persian over him. Said Persian may or may not count. While he did try to force Meowth to rejoin his gang, he took the female Meowth in when her owner abandoned her and, prior to all this, gave Meowth a fish when he was so hungry he thought baseballs were food.
** "Mean" might be the wrong word to describe Tyson's Meowth, but it's clearly ''tough''. How tough? Tyson is one of the select few trainers who can defeat Ash in a Pokémon battle, Meowth is his ace, and it could stand up to Ash's Pikachu and win. ''That'' tough. Not to mention that it had a Thunderbolt attack that was almost as strong as Pikachu's, despite the fact that it was not an Electric Pokémon and Pikachu was. (Traditionally, a Pokémon is much better using a move that matches its Type than a Pokémon that does not.)
** Mewtwo was rather nasty for a while during ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
* Due to her past experience of being toyed around by a cat and having watched too many 'dog' detective TV series (whereas a cat is often the villain), in the words of Shinkuu, ''"Cats are enemies of all RozenMaiden!"''
* Arthur from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' creates a running joke by always making trouble for Suzaku, usually by biting him and nobody else. Interestingly, though, Arthur actually seems to like Suzaku; the official website for the second season says that he bites out of love, Arthur once attacked an enemy combatant whose gun was pointed at Suzaku, and in the final episode, we get a brief scene of [[spoiler:Arthur patiently watching over Suzaku's grave]]. Aww. Arthur also makes trouble for Lelouch by unwittingly making off with his Zero mask.
* ''Anime/OutlawStar'':
** The Pirate girl with two cats tries to kill the crew [[spoiler:after unknowingly befriending their young second-in-command]].
** The universe's local catlike humanoid aliens, the Ctarl-Ctarl, are typified as egomaniacal, violent jerks.

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* Even ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is in on this:
** Meowth is famous for being
Beers from the third member of 2013 ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' movie. He is the Team Rocket Trio, Giovanni is regularly seen with a Persian [[RightHandCat by his side]], God of Destruction, and a member of Team Galactic was in possession of an especially mean Purugly.
** Meowth's backstory has him trying to impress a female Meowth he was in love with by, over a period of months, painstakingly learning how to walk on two legs and speak a human language. She rejects
all off the Kais fear him, calling him a freak and saying that he still has no money. Even later, when he fought a Persian for her (and won!), she ''still'' thought he was a freak and chose the Persian over him. Said Persian may or may not count. While he did try to force Meowth to rejoin his gang, he took the female Meowth in when her owner abandoned her and, prior to all this, gave Meowth a fish when he was so hungry he thought baseballs were food.
** "Mean" might be the wrong word to describe Tyson's Meowth, but it's clearly ''tough''. How tough? Tyson is one of the select few trainers who can defeat Ash in a Pokémon battle, Meowth is his ace, and it could stand up to Ash's Pikachu and win. ''That'' tough.
even Shenlong. Not to mention that it had mention, he has a Thunderbolt attack that was almost as strong as Pikachu's, despite really bad temper and tried to destroy Earth just because Buu wouldn't let him have 1 or 2 Pudding cups. Not to mention, he is the fact that it was not an Electric Pokémon and Pikachu was. (Traditionally, a Pokémon strongest villain in DBZ history. [[spoiler:Except for his master, Whis, who is much better using a move that matches its Type stronger than a Pokémon that does not.)
** Mewtwo was rather nasty for a while during ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
* Due
he is.]] He also reduced King Kai's planet to her past experience of being toyed around by its current FunSize after [[SoreLoser King Kai beat him in a video game.]]
* ''Go Go Itsutsugo Land!'' features a grumpy
cat and having watched too many 'dog' detective TV series (whereas a cat is who often the villain), in the words of Shinkuu, ''"Cats are enemies of all RozenMaiden!"''
* Arthur from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' creates a running joke by always making
indirectly causes trouble for Suzaku, usually by biting the characters.
* ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'': "Watch out for those cats, you know they're smarter than you think[=/=]But when we work together, we can make their plans sink!"
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'''s Tama and Shiranui play this well and are particularly antagonistic towards the main character. Though they do show occasional benevolent sides, they like to be played for their mean side.
** Tama gets a bit of a pass as he's a white tiger.
*** But Nagi calls
him and nobody else. Interestingly, though, Arthur actually a kitten, even arguing with Hayate about it.
** Shiranui
seems to like Suzaku; the official website for the second season says that he bites out of love, Arthur once attacked an enemy combatant whose gun was pointed at Suzaku, and in the final episode, we get a brief scene of [[spoiler:Arthur patiently watching take over Suzaku's grave]]. Aww. Arthur also the CatsAreMean role (when not used for CutenessProximity), while Tama plays more to the FunnyAnimal aspect.
** And Isumi's great grandmother uses cats in her first appearance when she's a villain after Hayate. Afterwords, she becomes an ally and doesn't seem to use cats anymore.
* ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'' features a cat with whom one of the human characters has a technologically available mental link. Though the cat is opinionated and realistically cat-like (okay, he does have an attitude), he is neither a villain nor a hero in most instances.
* One of the better filler arcs in ''Manga/InuYasha'' has Panther demons as antagonists to the group of heroes. What
makes trouble for Lelouch by unwittingly making off with his Zero mask.
* ''Anime/OutlawStar'':
** The Pirate girl with two cats tries to kill
it funny is that the crew [[spoiler:after unknowingly befriending leader of their young second-in-command]].
** The universe's local catlike humanoid aliens, the Ctarl-Ctarl, are typified as egomaniacal, violent jerks.
tribes butted heads with Inuyasha and Seshomaru's father, who is a dog demon. So it's literally cats vs dogs.



* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** ''Sailor Moon'' has an episode where Luna, a talking cat, is menaced by a horde of non-talking cats. A big fat cat saves her and develops a crush on her, but from there, things get complicated; the other non-talking cats are clearly jerkoffs, though.
** Shingo, Usagi's young brother, was bitten by a cat when he was just a baby, giving him a phobia of them until Luna comes along. Even after he gets over his fear, they're still far from his favorite animal.
** Then there is Tin Nyanko, who, despite being a member of an evil organization, seems to really relish in being bad. It's kind of funny, since she is half healed and has a split personality.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** ''Sailor Moon''
In ''Kodomo no Jikan'', Kuro is often drawn with cat ears or as an humanoid black cat. Kuro is a {{Yandere}} SchoolgirlLesbian who has an episode where Luna, a talking cat, is menaced by a horde of non-talking cats. A big fat cat saves kicked her and develops a 23 year old teacher in the nuts at least 30 times because her crush on her, but (Rin, her best friend) has a thing for him.
* Twin CatGirl {{Familiar}}s Liesearia and Lieselotte
from there, things get complicated; the other non-talking cats ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' are clearly jerkoffs, though.
** Shingo, Usagi's
downplayed examples. They constantly tease Chrono and playfully threaten to eat Yuuno. [[spoiler: Then they purposely [[BreakTheCutie break poor Hayate]] by killing her family in front of her while disguised as her friends ([[WellIntentionedExtremist although they did have a reason for doing so]]).]]
* ''New Voices In The Dark'': Souichi's sister adopts a wandering
young brother, was bitten by a cat when he was just a baby, giving him a phobia of them until Luna comes along. Even after he cat, which unfortunately catches Souichi's interests. When Souichi gets over his fear, they're still far from his favorite animal.
** Then there is Tin Nyanko, who, despite being
blamed for harassing the cat, he vows revenge by placing a member of an evil organization, seems to really relish in being bad. It's kind of funny, since she is half healed curse on Colin (as the cat was named). In the beginning a sweet, playful kitty cat, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/3.html Colin]] became steadily [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/18.html more violent]] and has a split personality.[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/20.html ugly]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/26.html until...]]



* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'''s Tama and Shiranui play this well and are particularly antagonistic towards the main character. Though they do show occasional benevolent sides, they like to be played for their mean side.
** Tama gets a bit of a pass as he's a white tiger.
*** But Nagi calls him a kitten, even arguing with Hayate about it.
** Shiranui seems to take over the CatsAreMean role (when not used for CutenessProximity), while Tama plays more to the FunnyAnimal aspect.
** And Isumi's great grandmother uses cats in her first appearance when she's a villain after Hayate. Afterwords, she becomes an ally and doesn't seem to use cats anymore.
* ''New Voices In The Dark'': Souichi's sister adopts a wandering young cat, which unfortunately catches Souichi's interests. When Souichi gets blamed for harassing the cat, he vows revenge by placing a curse on Colin (as the cat was named). In the beginning a sweet, playful kitty cat, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/3.html Colin]] became steadily [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/18.html more violent]] and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/20.html ugly]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/26.html until...]]
* One of the better filler arcs in ''Manga/InuYasha'' has Panther demons as antagonists to the group of heroes. What makes it funny is that the leader of their tribes butted heads with Inuyasha and Seshomaru's father, who is a dog demon. So it's literally cats vs dogs.
* ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'': "Watch out for those cats, you know they're smarter than you think[=/=]But when we work together, we can make their plans sink!"
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Johan's Crystal Beasts are on the good guys' side, but Amethyst Cat is a clear example of GoodIsNotNice. The first time she's seen, in Johan's exhibition duel with Judai, she taunts Judai and mentions how "tasty" he looks. (Of course, seeing as her effect as a card is one which makes her a direct-attacker, being "nice" likely wouldn't work.)

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* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'''s Tama and Shiranui play this well and are particularly antagonistic towards ''Anime/OutlawStar'':
** The Pirate girl with two cats tries to kill
the main character. Though they do show occasional benevolent sides, they like to be played for crew [[spoiler:after unknowingly befriending their mean side.
** Tama gets a bit of a pass as he's a white tiger.
*** But Nagi calls him a kitten, even arguing with Hayate about it.
** Shiranui seems to take over the CatsAreMean role (when not used for CutenessProximity), while Tama plays more to the FunnyAnimal aspect.
** And Isumi's great grandmother uses cats in her first appearance when she's a villain after Hayate. Afterwords, she becomes an ally and doesn't seem to use cats anymore.
* ''New Voices In The Dark'': Souichi's sister adopts a wandering
young cat, which unfortunately catches Souichi's interests. When Souichi gets blamed for harassing second-in-command]].
** The universe's local catlike humanoid aliens,
the cat, he vows revenge by placing a curse on Colin (as the cat was named). In the beginning a sweet, playful kitty cat, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/3.html Colin]] became steadily [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/18.html more violent]] and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/20.html ugly]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/26.html until...]]
Ctarl-Ctarl, are typified as egomaniacal, violent jerks.
* One ''Puchi Puri Yuuchi'' (a.k.a. ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie'') has an episode where Glennda, princess of the better filler arcs in ''Manga/InuYasha'' Demon Realm, has Panther demons to fight Cait Sith, an evil cat attacking her realm and turning everyone there into cats. The Cait Sith (fairy cat) is a Celtic mythological character, and is generally regarded as antagonists ''at least'' untrustworthy if not outright evil, so this appears to be a Japanese interpretation of a legend from the group other side of heroes. What makes it funny the world.
* Even ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
is in on this:
** Meowth is famous for being the third member of the Team Rocket Trio, Giovanni is regularly seen with a Persian [[RightHandCat by his side]], and a member of Team Galactic was in possession of an especially mean Purugly.
** Meowth's backstory has him trying to impress a female Meowth he was in love with by, over a period of months, painstakingly learning how to walk on two legs and speak a human language. She rejects him, calling him a freak and saying
that he still has no money. Even later, when he fought a Persian for her (and won!), she ''still'' thought he was a freak and chose the leader of their tribes butted heads with Inuyasha and Seshomaru's father, who is Persian over him. Said Persian may or may not count. While he did try to force Meowth to rejoin his gang, he took the female Meowth in when her owner abandoned her and, prior to all this, gave Meowth a dog demon. So fish when he was so hungry he thought baseballs were food.
** "Mean" might be the wrong word to describe Tyson's Meowth, but
it's literally clearly ''tough''. How tough? Tyson is one of the select few trainers who can defeat Ash in a Pokémon battle, Meowth is his ace, and it could stand up to Ash's Pikachu and win. ''That'' tough. Not to mention that it had a Thunderbolt attack that was almost as strong as Pikachu's, despite the fact that it was not an Electric Pokémon and Pikachu was. (Traditionally, a Pokémon is much better using a move that matches its Type than a Pokémon that does not.)
** Mewtwo was rather nasty for a while during ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
* Due to her past experience of being toyed around by a cat and having watched too many 'dog' detective TV series (whereas a cat is often the villain), in the words of Shinkuu, ''"Cats are enemies of all RozenMaiden!"''
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** ''Sailor Moon'' has an episode where Luna, a talking cat, is menaced by a horde of non-talking cats. A big fat cat saves her and develops a crush on her, but from there, things get complicated; the other non-talking
cats vs dogs.
* ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'': "Watch out for those cats, you know
are clearly jerkoffs, though.
** Shingo, Usagi's young brother, was bitten by a cat when he was just a baby, giving him a phobia of them until Luna comes along. Even after he gets over his fear,
they're smarter than you think[=/=]But when we work together, we can make their plans sink!"
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Johan's Crystal Beasts are on the good guys' side, but Amethyst Cat
still far from his favorite animal.
** Then there
is a clear example of GoodIsNotNice. The first time she's seen, in Johan's exhibition duel with Judai, she taunts Judai and mentions how "tasty" he looks. (Of course, seeing as her effect as a card is one which makes her a direct-attacker, Tin Nyanko, who, despite being "nice" likely wouldn't work.)a member of an evil organization, seems to really relish in being bad. It's kind of funny, since she is half healed and has a split personality.



* In ''Manga/ApocalypseMeow'', the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army are portrayed as cats, while the American soldiers are portrayed as rabbits.
* In ''Kodomo no Jikan'', Kuro is often drawn with cat ears or as an humanoid black cat. Kuro is a {{Yandere}} SchoolgirlLesbian who has kicked her 23 year old teacher in the nuts at least 30 times because her crush (Rin, her best friend) has a thing for him.
* ''Go Go Itsutsugo Land!'' features a grumpy cat who often indirectly causes trouble for the characters.
* Somewhat {{Justified|Trope}} in one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" (Screaming Lessons), "Black Cat Saya". The typical always teenage female {{Victim of The Week}}, Ayako, adopts an abandoned adorable black kitten and names it Saya, where he becomes a beloved part of the family. When Ayako's parents decide to visit granny in the hospital, they leave her under the care of one of her relatives while they are gone. The next day, Ayako finds Saya gone and her collar discarded, with her suddenly returned parents telling her that Saya ran outside. Ayako immediately suspects something wrong with her mother, who coldly insults her when she offers her her morning cup of coffee. Then, when she gets to school, she finds the food in her bento [[{{Squick}} covered in black fur]]. Her terror finally reaches its peak when she awakens from noises downstairs and finds her mother with [[HellishPupils slitted pupils]] scratching at the walls with her fingernails. When she tries to escape out the house the next morning, her imposter mother drags her back inside, and when she tries to call her real mother at Granny's she finds the [[CutPhoneLines telephone line has been cut off]] with the shadow of her fake-mother standing [[RightBehindMe right behind her]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun The cat's out of the bag]] when Ayako's fake mother is actually revealed to be the spirit of Saya, wanting revenge on Ayako when a month earlier it got struck by her family's car and left on the street [[AndIMustScream paralyzed and suffering horrific pain]] while forced to watch itself get run over by the next oncoming vehicle because Ayako convinced her parents to keep driving and abandon the dying cat. The cat's spirit switches places with Ayako, forcing her to endure the torment it did when it got run over, until Ayako wakes up from her nightmare and finds herself in the hospital, having fainted inside the house, and being taken back home. Except it was really a {{Hope Spot}} and the real Ayako did die in the body of Saya, with the cat taking Ayako's place and burying the dead body of her cat in the yard (revealed in the last panel to be the body of Ayako)
* In the manga "Cerberus", one of the Kuzure (malevolent animal spirits that take the form of demonic creatures that feed on human souls) is a [[http://mangafox.me/manga/cerberus/v02/c014/14.html two tailed cat monster]] (or nekomata) who tried to find the current Gravekeeper (the protagonist sharing his body with a Hellhound tasked with subduing Kuzure), assuming that he was too weak to put up a fight. He gets his two-tailed butt kicked by the Shrine head Yoyo, who swings it around with its own tails, outpaces it in speed, and seals it with a three-bar seal, smashing its head into the ground Manga/InuYasha-style.



* Twin CatGirl {{Familiar}}s Liesearia and Lieselotte from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' are downplayed examples. They constantly tease Chrono and playfully threaten to eat Yuuno. [[spoiler: Then they purposely [[BreakTheCutie break poor Hayate]] by killing her family in front of her while disguised as her friends ([[WellIntentionedExtremist although they did have a reason for doing so]]).]]

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* Twin CatGirl {{Familiar}}s Liesearia In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Johan's Crystal Beasts are on the good guys' side, but Amethyst Cat is a clear example of GoodIsNotNice. The first time she's seen, in Johan's exhibition duel with Judai, she taunts Judai and Lieselotte from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' are downplayed examples. They constantly tease Chrono mentions how "tasty" he looks. (Of course, seeing as her effect as a card is one which makes her a direct-attacker, being "nice" likely wouldn't work.)
* Somewhat {{Justified|Trope}} in one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" (Screaming Lessons), "Black Cat Saya". The typical always teenage female {{Victim of The Week}}, Ayako, adopts an abandoned adorable black kitten
and playfully threaten names it Saya, where he becomes a beloved part of the family. When Ayako's parents decide to eat Yuuno. [[spoiler: Then visit granny in the hospital, they purposely [[BreakTheCutie break poor Hayate]] by killing leave her family in front under the care of one of her relatives while disguised as her friends ([[WellIntentionedExtremist although they are gone. The next day, Ayako finds Saya gone and her collar discarded, with her suddenly returned parents telling her that Saya ran outside. Ayako immediately suspects something wrong with her mother, who coldly insults her when she offers her her morning cup of coffee. Then, when she gets to school, she finds the food in her bento [[{{Squick}} covered in black fur]]. Her terror finally reaches its peak when she awakens from noises downstairs and finds her mother with [[HellishPupils slitted pupils]] scratching at the walls with her fingernails. When she tries to escape out the house the next morning, her imposter mother drags her back inside, and when she tries to call her real mother at Granny's she finds the [[CutPhoneLines telephone line has been cut off]] with the shadow of her fake-mother standing [[RightBehindMe right behind her]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun The cat's out of the bag]] when Ayako's fake mother is actually revealed to be the spirit of Saya, wanting revenge on Ayako when a month earlier it got struck by her family's car and left on the street [[AndIMustScream paralyzed and suffering horrific pain]] while forced to watch itself get run over by the next oncoming vehicle because Ayako convinced her parents to keep driving and abandon the dying cat. The cat's spirit switches places with Ayako, forcing her to endure the torment it did have when it got run over, until Ayako wakes up from her nightmare and finds herself in the hospital, having fainted inside the house, and being taken back home. Except it was really a reason for doing so]]).]]{{Hope Spot}} and the real Ayako did die in the body of Saya, with the cat taking Ayako's place and burying the dead body of her cat in the yard (revealed in the last panel to be the body of Ayako)



* The Red Lanterns, a version of the [[GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] powered by anger, have Dex-Starr, a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] house cat as their most sadistic and malicious member (WordOfGod right there). Not an alien cat. A totally normal cat. From Brooklyn. Apparently possessed of an incredible amount of ''BrooklynRage!'' (But see also below under subversions.)

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* The Red Lanterns, a version of the [[GreenLantern [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] powered by anger, have Dex-Starr, a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] house cat as their most sadistic and malicious member (WordOfGod right there). Not an alien cat. A totally normal cat. From Brooklyn. Apparently possessed of an incredible amount of ''BrooklynRage!'' (But see also below under subversions.)



* {{WesternAnimation/Pete}} of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts sometimes [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this:

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* {{WesternAnimation/Pete}} WesternAnimation/{{Pete}} of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts sometimes [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this:
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Tailmon/Gatomon was originally introduced as the BigBad's RightHandCat, beating the shit out of all seven of the protagonists' Digimon with little effort in their first encounter and mercilessly hunting down the eighth Chosen. Of course, she then turned out to have a FreudianExcuse, did a HeelFaceTurn, became the partner of Hikari Yagami/Kari Kamiya (whom she found she simply couldn't kill when they first met), and became decidedly...not mean.
** Not to mention the Kamiya/Yagami family's pet cat Miko. In the original movie, little Tai makes the mistake of defending Koromon for eating Miko's food, which results in rather nasty-looking scratches for boy and Digimon.

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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'':
**
Tailmon/Gatomon was originally introduced as the BigBad's RightHandCat, beating the shit out of all seven of the protagonists' Digimon with little effort in their first encounter and mercilessly hunting down the eighth Chosen. Of course, she then turned out to have a FreudianExcuse, did a HeelFaceTurn, became the partner of Hikari Yagami/Kari Kamiya (whom she found she simply couldn't kill when they first met), and became decidedly...not mean.
** Not to mention the The Kamiya/Yagami family's pet cat Miko. In the original movie, little Tai makes the mistake of defending Koromon for eating Miko's food, which results in rather nasty-looking scratches for boy and Digimon.



* In the ShowWithinAShow in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', all cats are the {{Right Hand Cat}}s of Dr. Calico and aren't just mean, they're downright villainous. The cats who play Dr Calico's pets are pretty mean outside set, enjoying taunting Bolt and exploiting his belief that the show is real for their own entertainment. Subverted with Mittens (see below).

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* ** In the ShowWithinAShow in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', all cats are the {{Right Hand Cat}}s of Dr. Calico and aren't just mean, they're downright villainous. The cats who play Dr Calico's pets are pretty mean outside set, enjoying taunting Bolt and exploiting his belief that the show is real for their own entertainment. Subverted with Mittens (see below).
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* Even ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is in on this. Meowth is famous for being the third member of the Team Rocket Trio, Giovanni is regularly seen with a Persian [[RightHandCat by his side]], and a member of Team Galactic was in possession of an especially mean Purugly.
** Meowth's backstory has him trying to impress a female Meowth he was in love with by, over a period of months, painstakingly learning how to walk on two legs and speak a human language. She rejects him, calling him a freak and saying that he still has no money. Even later, when he fought a Persian for her (and won!), she ''still'' thought he was a freak and chose the Persian over him.
*** Said Persian may or may not count. While he did try to force Meowth to rejoin his gang, he took the female Meowth in when her owner abandoned her and, prior to all this, gave Meowth a fish when he was so hungry he thought baseballs were food.

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* Even ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is in on this. this:
**
Meowth is famous for being the third member of the Team Rocket Trio, Giovanni is regularly seen with a Persian [[RightHandCat by his side]], and a member of Team Galactic was in possession of an especially mean Purugly.
** Meowth's backstory has him trying to impress a female Meowth he was in love with by, over a period of months, painstakingly learning how to walk on two legs and speak a human language. She rejects him, calling him a freak and saying that he still has no money. Even later, when he fought a Persian for her (and won!), she ''still'' thought he was a freak and chose the Persian over him.
***
him. Said Persian may or may not count. While he did try to force Meowth to rejoin his gang, he took the female Meowth in when her owner abandoned her and, prior to all this, gave Meowth a fish when he was so hungry he thought baseballs were food.



* Arthur from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' creates a running joke by always making trouble for Suzaku, usually by biting him and nobody else. Interestingly, though, Arthur actually seems to like Suzaku; the official website for the second season says that he bites out of love, Arthur once attacked an enemy combatant whose gun was pointed at Suzaku, and in the final episode, we get a brief scene of [[spoiler:Arthur patiently watching over Suzaku's grave]]. Aww.
** Arthur also makes trouble for Lelouch by unwittingly making off with his Zero mask.
*** Neko-Zero takes offense to the implication that he would ever do anything unwittingly!
* Used in ''Anime/OutlawStar'': The Pirate girl with two cats tries to kill the crew [[spoiler:after unknowingly befriending their young second-in-command]].

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* Arthur from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' creates a running joke by always making trouble for Suzaku, usually by biting him and nobody else. Interestingly, though, Arthur actually seems to like Suzaku; the official website for the second season says that he bites out of love, Arthur once attacked an enemy combatant whose gun was pointed at Suzaku, and in the final episode, we get a brief scene of [[spoiler:Arthur patiently watching over Suzaku's grave]]. Aww.
**
Aww. Arthur also makes trouble for Lelouch by unwittingly making off with his Zero mask.
*** Neko-Zero takes offense to the implication that he would ever do anything unwittingly!
* Used in ''Anime/OutlawStar'': ''Anime/OutlawStar'':
**
The Pirate girl with two cats tries to kill the crew [[spoiler:after unknowingly befriending their young second-in-command]].



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':



* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has an episode where Luna, a talking cat, is menaced by a horde of non-talking cats. A big fat cat saves her and develops a crush on her, but from there, things get complicated; the other non-talking cats are clearly jerkoffs, though.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** ''Sailor Moon''
has an episode where Luna, a talking cat, is menaced by a horde of non-talking cats. A big fat cat saves her and develops a crush on her, but from there, things get complicated; the other non-talking cats are clearly jerkoffs, though.



* For Disney animated movies, see the Western Animation folder below.
* Soto in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' for wanting to kill a human infant out of revenge for said baby's tribe killing half his pack for their skins. The surviving members of his pack count too, including [[spoiler:Diego, before his HeelFaceTurn]].

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* For Disney animated movies, see the Western Animation folder below.
*
''WesternAnimation/IceAge'':
**
Soto in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' for wanting to kill a human infant out of revenge for said baby's tribe killing half his pack for their skins. The surviving members of his pack count too, including [[spoiler:Diego, before his HeelFaceTurn]].



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' movies, all the cats (except Fievel's friend Tiger) are bad guys, looking to exploit and/or eat the heroic, downtrodden mice. The second movie included a good-natured dog, voiced by Creator/JimmyStewart.
** This movie runs this into the ground as well. Every antagonist in the film is a cat, from the Cossacks at the beginning to the American gangsters at the end.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' movies, all the cats (except Fievel's friend Tiger) are bad guys, looking to exploit and/or eat the heroic, downtrodden mice. The second movie included a good-natured dog, voiced by Creator/JimmyStewart.
**
Creator/JimmyStewart. This movie runs this into the ground as well. Every antagonist in the film is a cat, from the Cossacks at the beginning to the American gangsters at the end.



* In the Creator/DonBluth film ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', cats aren't just mean, they're horror incarnate. This is unsurprising, given the purpose of the farm cat is to eat the rodents in the field, who happen to be the protagonists. What is weird, though, is that Dragon (the cat) is the only animal who doesn't ever say anything, and actually comes across as a big, dumb animal. Even the owl gets to speak (and is even more terrifying for it. Nothing like a creature big enough to be a freaking dragon, and wise to boot).
** What is very interesting about this is that, in the scene where Mrs. Fitzgibbon is hanging out the laundry and Dragon is sleeping near the back step (a scene which takes more of an omniscient camera view than the first-person view of the mice), he doesn't come across nearly so horrifying. Part of this may be due to him being drugged at the time, but it also comes across as him seeming a normal cat here but a monster in all his other scenes [[FridgeBrilliance because that is how a cat would look and sound to a mouse]].

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* In the Creator/DonBluth film ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', cats ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'':
** Cats
aren't just mean, they're horror incarnate. This is unsurprising, given the purpose of the farm cat is to eat the rodents in the field, who happen to be the protagonists. What is weird, though, is that Dragon (the cat) is the only animal who doesn't ever say anything, and actually comes across as a big, dumb animal. Even the owl gets to speak (and is even more terrifying for it. Nothing like a creature big enough to be a freaking dragon, and wise to boot).
**
boot). What is very interesting about this is that, in the scene where Mrs. Fitzgibbon is hanging out the laundry and Dragon is sleeping near the back step (a scene which takes more of an omniscient camera view than the first-person view of the mice), he doesn't come across nearly so horrifying. Part of this may be due to him being drugged at the time, but it also comes across as him seeming a normal cat here but a monster in all his other scenes [[FridgeBrilliance because that is how a cat would look and sound to a mouse]].



* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': The villain is, of course, a cat (albeit the rare endangered snow leopard instead of, say, the tiger) while the hero is a cuddly panda, trained by a red panda and a seemingly harmless turtle. In addition, while none of the Furious Five are particularly sanguine toward Po at first, the one who is the most cruel, strict, and disapproving is...Tigress.
** However, by the time of the events of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', she has [[DefrostingIceQueen more than]] [[ShipTease gotten over it]].
** And Tai Lung ''was'' a CuteKitten [[UsedToBeASweetKid when he was a baby]], so we can have sympathy for him at least at that point.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
**
The villain is, of course, a cat (albeit the rare endangered snow leopard instead of, say, the tiger) while the hero is a cuddly panda, trained by a red panda and a seemingly harmless turtle. In addition, while none of the Furious Five are particularly sanguine toward Po at first, the one who is the most cruel, strict, and disapproving is...Tigress.
**
Tigress. However, by the time of the events of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', she has [[DefrostingIceQueen more than]] [[ShipTease gotten over it]].
** And
it]]. Tai Lung ''was'' a CuteKitten [[UsedToBeASweetKid when he was a baby]], so we can have sympathy for him at least at that point.



* In the show within a show in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', all cats are the servants of Dr. Calico and aren't just mean, they're downright villainous. The cats who play Dr Calico's pets are pretty mean outside set, enjoying taunting Bolt and exploiting his belief that the show is real for their own entertainment.
** Subverted with Mittens (see below).



* As mentioned below, rumor has it Creator/WaltDisney disliked cats. This [[AuthorAppeal might explain]] the reoccuring theme in Disney works, Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon included:
** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' has the twin evil Siamese cats who wreck the house, try to steal milk from the baby, and then frame Lady for all of it when she tries to stop them, and [[KarmaHoudini they don't even get a comeuppance]]. By contrast, the worst the dogs (even the ones in the Pound) seem to muster up is roguish and/or misunderstood.
** Lady Tremaine's cat, [[ObviouslyEvil Lucifer]], from the Disney version of ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''. Not only does he try to eat the eponymous heroine's mice friends, he even delights in tormenting poor Cinderella herself, particularly if you note ''Cinderella III'', where he is turned human and loves the idea of sending Cinderella to her doom. He's a boss in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. Go figure (if that sounds one-sided, Ventus is the size of Jaq the mouse for that level).
** Honest John's feline stooge, Gideon, in the Disney version of ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''. At least once, he tries to hit Pinocchio on the head with a mallet, only to be stopped by the fox, who thinks that the cat's idea is too crude.
** The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon version of ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' has Sabor, a vicious leopard that practically borders on terrifying. She kills Kala's baby and Tarzan's parents and is strong enough to put up a huge fight against a silverback gorilla. Not only that, but she practically comes across as a feline AxCrazy with her bulging eyes and spastic mannerisms.
** [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' has both an antagonistic (Shere Khan) and friendly (Bagheera) feline character, but this is hardly Disney's invention. Shere Khan became a downplayed version in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. This was taken back again even further in ''The Jungle Book 2'', while Shere Khan from the original film was more villainous than his ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' counterpart, he at least had some plausible [[AffablyEvil affable]] and [[LaughablyEvil whimsical]] traits to make him a somewhat likeable villain. In the sequel, [[KnightofCerebus he is embittered]] into a scary-ish SuperPersistentPredator.
* In the ShowWithinAShow in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', all cats are the {{Right Hand Cat}}s of Dr. Calico and aren't just mean, they're downright villainous. The cats who play Dr Calico's pets are pretty mean outside set, enjoying taunting Bolt and exploiting his belief that the show is real for their own entertainment. Subverted with Mittens (see below).
** Unsurprisingly, ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' has an example, with the cat Felicia acting as [[BigBad Ratigan's]] equivalent of a SharkPool.



** And as if that novel wasn't depressing enough as it was.



* Happens to the family cat after its "resurrection" in Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/PetSematary''. But even before, the main character doesn't want to neuter him, because he likes him "lean and mean", and thinks that cats are "gangsters of the animal world, living outside the law".

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* Creator/StephenKing:
**
Happens to the family cat after its "resurrection" in Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/PetSematary''. But even before, the main character doesn't want to neuter him, because he likes him "lean and mean", and thinks that cats are "gangsters of the animal world, living outside the law".



* Since ''WatershipDown'' has rabbits as its protagonists, the cats are indeed scary antagonists ("Can you run? I think not!"). Dogs (and foxes), by contrast, are just contemptible and disgusting. (The culture-hero El-ahrairah sets one up for a thorough HumiliationConga.)
** That said, [[TheHero Hazel]] manages to embarrass a cat into giving up chasing him, and [[BadAss Bigwig]] beats one in a fight and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower trains the whole warren to be able to do the same]].
* In the novel ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'', Alex is attacked by a bunch of furious cats when attempting to rob a woman's house.
** But then, considering Alex is a VillainProtagonist, the cats could be considered heroic vigilantes.

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* Since ''WatershipDown'' ''Literature/WatershipDown'' has rabbits as its protagonists, the cats are indeed scary antagonists ("Can you run? I think not!"). Dogs (and foxes), by contrast, are just contemptible and disgusting. (The culture-hero El-ahrairah sets one up for a thorough HumiliationConga.)
**
) That said, [[TheHero Hazel]] manages to embarrass a cat into giving up chasing him, and [[BadAss Bigwig]] beats one in a fight and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower trains the whole warren to be able to do the same]].
* In the novel ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'', Alex is attacked by a bunch of furious cats when attempting to rob a woman's house.
**
house. But then, considering Alex is a VillainProtagonist, the cats could be considered heroic vigilantes.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', there is Mr. Filch's cat Mrs. Norris.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', there * ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** There
is Mr. Filch's cat Mrs. Norris.



* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': A species of cat like Wesen called Klaustreich, who are a race of BastardBoyfriend's, who are infamous for their abusive treatment of their victims.

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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': ''Series/{{Grimm}}'':
**
A species of cat like Wesen called Klaustreich, who are a race of BastardBoyfriend's, who are infamous for their abusive treatment of their victims.



* ''Music/PetShopBoys'' "I Want A Dog", which first appeared as a b-side on their single "Rent" and was later remixed by Frankie Knuckles for their album "Introspective", extols the virtues of dogs as loyal, affectionate defenders whilst containing the lyrics, "Don't want a cat/Scratching its claws all over my habitat/Giving no love and getting fat."
** Interestingly, other PSB songs ("Suburbia" and "I'm Not Scared") use dogs to depict more sinister forces.

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* ''Music/PetShopBoys'' "I Want A Dog", which first appeared as a b-side on their single "Rent" and was later remixed by Frankie Knuckles for their album "Introspective", extols the virtues of dogs as loyal, affectionate defenders whilst containing the lyrics, "Don't want a cat/Scratching its claws all over my habitat/Giving no love and getting fat."
**
" Interestingly, other PSB songs ("Suburbia" and "I'm Not Scared") use dogs to depict more sinister forces.



* One of VideoGame/EarthwormJim's enemies is the aptly named Evil the Cat, who the creators describe as evil in its purest form. He rules the planet Heck, which, as you can probably guess, is Evil's vision of what Hell is.
** His AnimatedAdaptation [[WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim counterpart]] is slightly more complex, liking to balance [[VillainsOutShopping the odd movie night]] and [[AffablyEvil romantic affair]] with the duties of [[KickTheDog torturing and killing innocents]] and [[ForTheEvulz attempted complete destruction of the universe]].

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* One of VideoGame/EarthwormJim's enemies is the aptly named Evil the Cat, who the creators describe as evil in its purest form. He rules the planet Heck, which, as you can probably guess, is Evil's vision of what Hell is.
**
is. His AnimatedAdaptation [[WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim counterpart]] is slightly more complex, liking to balance [[VillainsOutShopping the odd movie night]] and [[AffablyEvil romantic affair]] with the duties of [[KickTheDog torturing and killing innocents]] and [[ForTheEvulz attempted complete destruction of the universe]].



* The CarmenSandiego series has Carmen's pet cat, Carmine, who shows up every now and then to taunt the players in certain games or lie on Carmen's lap.
* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Glameow and Purugly are built around this trope, and to a lesser extent, Persian, though the [[CuteKitten other cat Pokémon are generally adorable]].

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* The CarmenSandiego Franchise/CarmenSandiego series has Carmen's pet cat, Carmine, who shows up every now and then to taunt the players in certain games or lie on Carmen's lap.
* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
**
Glameow and Purugly are built around this trope, and to a lesser extent, Persian, though the [[CuteKitten other cat Pokémon are generally adorable]].



** They make a return in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', but they now kill you with one blow instead of two. And unlike the hilariously unrealistic jump-and-swipe from RDD, they do a realistic pounce and bite onto your neck.
* In ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', cats guard both sides of the gladiator arena and swipe at you if you get too close.

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** They * Cougars make a return in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', but they now kill you with one blow instead of two. And unlike the hilariously unrealistic jump-and-swipe from RDD, ''RDD'', they do a realistic pounce and bite onto your neck.
* In ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', cats ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'':
** Cats
guard both sides of the gladiator arena and swipe at you if you get too close.



* According to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHFMTB3f4V8 trailer]], someone on ''VideoGame/TheSims 3 : Pets'' development team is definitely a dog person. During the trailer, dogs see off burglars, share the odd, bemused AsideGlance with the viewer, and rescue Little Timmy from Bullies. Cats? They eat the pet fish, give their owners the runaround at bathtime, and shred the furniture, hissing and spitting all the while and never bothering to make eye contact. The only ones they seem to like are the horses.

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* According to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHFMTB3f4V8 trailer]], someone on ''VideoGame/TheSims 3 ''VideoGame/TheSims3 : Pets'' development team is definitely a dog person. During the trailer, dogs see off burglars, share the odd, bemused AsideGlance with the viewer, and rescue Little Timmy from Bullies. Cats? They eat the pet fish, give their owners the runaround at bathtime, and shred the furniture, hissing and spitting all the while and never bothering to make eye contact. The only ones they seem to like are the horses.



* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has Mieville, Dora's cat, which ''seems'' nice enough, but always seems to suggest murder as an option. He also likes to take catnip and watch ''The Wizard Of Oz''.
** The "murder" thing was Dora projecting. Since then, however, Mieville ''has'' demonstrated that he is sufficiently evil (or at least sufficiently creepy) to render even Pintsize catatonic...* cough*

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has Mieville, Dora's cat, which ''seems'' nice enough, but always seems to suggest murder as an option. He also likes to take catnip and watch ''The Wizard Of Oz''.
**
Oz''. The "murder" thing was Dora projecting.projecting though. Since then, however, Mieville ''has'' demonstrated that he is sufficiently evil (or at least sufficiently creepy) to render even Pintsize catatonic...* cough*



* Feep of ''WebComic/LittleTales'' seemed to be the devil incarnate, once throwing up when a priest blessed her.

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* ''WebComic/LittleTales'':
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Feep of ''WebComic/LittleTales'' seemed to be the devil incarnate, once throwing up when a priest blessed her.



* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Zii says her cat Lita hates everyone. However, the cat seems to take an immediate liking to Gary and even sleeps in his arms.
** Lita pretty much belongs to Gary now.
** Of course, Gary is allergic to cats (though he is apparently on medication).
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has resident HeroicComedicSociopath Belkar adopt a cat, one formerly owned by a MagnificentBastard (Lord Shojo). Do evil people like cats or do cats like evil people?

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* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Zii says her cat Lita hates everyone. However, the cat seems to take an immediate liking to Gary and even sleeps in his arms.
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arms. Lita pretty much belongs to Gary now.
**
now. Of course, Gary is allergic to cats (though he is apparently on medication).
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has resident ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Resident
HeroicComedicSociopath Belkar adopt adopts a cat, one formerly owned by a MagnificentBastard (Lord Shojo). Do evil people like cats or do cats like evil people?



** ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' has the twin evil Siamese cats who wreck the house, try to steal milk from the baby, and then frame Lady for all of it when she tries to stop them, and [[KarmaHoudini they don't even get a comeuppance]]. By contrast, the worst the dogs (even the ones in the Pound) seem to muster up is roguish and/or misunderstood.
** Lady Tremaine's cat, [[ObviouslyEvil Lucifer]], from the Disney version of ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''. Not only does he try to eat the eponymous heroine's mice friends, he even delights in tormenting poor Cinderella herself, particularly if you note ''Cinderella III'', where he is turned human and loves the idea of sending Cinderella to her doom.
*** And he's a boss in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. Go figure (if that sounds one-sided, Ventus is the size of Jaq the mouse for that level).
** Honest John's feline stooge, Gideon, in the Disney version of ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''. At least once, he tries to hit Pinocchio on the head with a mallet, only to be stopped by the fox, who thinks that the cat's idea is too crude.



** Averted in ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Notably however, this movie wasn't made until shortly after Disney's death.
** The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon version of ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' has Sabor, a vicious leopard that practically borders on terrifying. She kills Kala's baby and Tarzan's parents and is strong enough to put up a huge fight against a silverback gorilla.
*** Not only that, but she practically comes across as a feline AxCrazy with her bulging eyes and spastic mannerisms.
** [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' has both an antagonistic (Shere Khan) and friendly (Bagheera) feline character, but this is hardly Disney's invention.
*** Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. Shere Khan is a ruthless businessman with some [[BlackAndGrayMorality questionable morality when it comes to his work]], but otherwise has a very strong sense of honor and integrity (he's even willing to admit when he's wrong). He also has a (grudging) respect towards Baloo. He's more along the lines of TrueNeutral or possibly NeutralEvil, since he's more interested in profit than anything of true malice.
*** And then taken back again even further in ''The Jungle Book 2'', while Shere Khan from the original film was more villainous than his ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' counterpart, he at least had some plausible [[AffablyEvil affable]] and [[LaughablyEvil whimsical]] traits to make him a somewhat likeable villain. In the sequel, [[KnightofCerebus he is embittered]] into a scary-ish SuperPersistentPredator.
** At the beginning of ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', we see two of the felines who play Dr. Calico's {{Right Hand Cat}}s on the ShowWithinAShow winding up Bolt.

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** Averted in ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Notably however, this movie wasn't made until shortly after Disney's death.
** The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon version of ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' has Sabor, a vicious leopard that practically borders on terrifying. She kills Kala's baby and Tarzan's parents and is strong enough to put up a huge fight against a silverback gorilla.
*** Not only that, but she practically comes across as a feline AxCrazy with her bulging eyes and spastic mannerisms.
** [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' has both an antagonistic (Shere Khan) and friendly (Bagheera) feline character, but this is hardly Disney's invention.
***
Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. Shere Khan is a ruthless businessman with some [[BlackAndGrayMorality questionable morality when it comes to his work]], but otherwise has a very strong sense of honor and integrity (he's even willing to admit when he's wrong). He also has a (grudging) respect towards Baloo. He's more along the lines of TrueNeutral or possibly NeutralEvil, since he's more interested in profit than anything of true malice.
*** And then taken back again even further in ''The Jungle Book 2'', while Shere Khan from the original film was more villainous than his ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' counterpart, he at least had some plausible [[AffablyEvil affable]] and [[LaughablyEvil whimsical]] traits to make him a somewhat likeable villain. In the sequel, [[KnightofCerebus he is embittered]] into a scary-ish SuperPersistentPredator.
** At the beginning of ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', we see two of the felines who play Dr. Calico's {{Right Hand Cat}}s on the ShowWithinAShow winding up Bolt.
malice.



** Unsurprisingly, ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' has an example, with the cat Felicia acting as [[BigBad Ratigan's]] equivalent of a SharkPool.



* Creator/ChuckJones' Claude Cat was eventually recast as a mean antagonist to the much cuter Frisky Puppy and/or Pussyfoot the Kitten.
** He even changes appearance in the recasting, going from soft and rounded to scraggly and angular like Wile. E. Coyote.

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* Creator/ChuckJones' Claude Cat was eventually recast as a mean antagonist to the much cuter Frisky Puppy and/or Pussyfoot the Kitten.
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Kitten. He even changes appearance in the recasting, going from soft and rounded to scraggly and angular like Wile. E. Coyote.



* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' condensed this entire trope into one thirty-second skit: a cat, sitting at the top of a staircase, deliberately trips its owner. Big, flashing letters declare "Cats Are Jerks". We then get the tripping in super slo-motion, just to make the point.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'':
** ''Robot Chicken''
condensed this entire trope into one thirty-second skit: a cat, sitting at the top of a staircase, deliberately trips its owner. Big, flashing letters declare "Cats Are Jerks". We then get the tripping in super slo-motion, just to make the point.



* The ''KappaMikey'' episode "Lily Meow" features a devious, scheming, DevilInPlainSight kitten named Kello who uses his cuteness as a weapon.

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* The ''KappaMikey'' ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' episode "Lily Meow" features a devious, scheming, DevilInPlainSight kitten named Kello who uses his cuteness as a weapon.



* SelfDemonstrating/{{Katz}}, from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''. "A bit of sport before dying, old boy?"
** Kitty initially appears to be this trope, but it turns out she has a legitimage grievance against dogs, and she warms up after Courage saves her "friend".
* Played straight with Ren and Stimpy in the ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode, "Who's Stupid Now?", as a consequence of the PersonalitySwap plot.
** And then subverted at the end, when it turned out Stimpy was only acting, and praises Ren with "You're the greatest!", along with everybody else.
*** Played straighter in the episode "The Littlest Giant", with two giant cat bullies who taunt and laugh at the eponymous giant (Stimpy) and cause him to run away.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Katz}}, from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''.''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'':
**<SelfDemonstrating/{{Katz}.
"A bit of sport before dying, old boy?"
** Kitty initially appears to be this trope, but it turns out she has a legitimage grievance against dogs, and she warms up after Courage saves her "friend".
"[[HideYourLesbians friend]]" Bunny.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'':
**
Played straight with Ren and Stimpy in the ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode, "Who's Stupid Now?", as a consequence of the PersonalitySwap plot.
**
plot. And then subverted at the end, when it turned out Stimpy was only acting, and praises Ren with "You're the greatest!", along with everybody else.
*** ** Played straighter in the episode "The Littlest Giant", with two giant cat bullies who taunt and laugh at the eponymous giant (Stimpy) and cause him to run away.



* WesternAnimation/{{Krypto|TheSuperdog}} has to deal with [[BigBad Mechanikat]], [[CuteIsEvil Snooky Wookums]], and [[FemmeFatale Isis]].
** Even his feline {{sidekick}}, Streaky, can come across as a bit of a jerk sometimes. Though if you lived with a girl like Andrea, you'd probably have the same personality...

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* WesternAnimation/{{Krypto|TheSuperdog}} has to deal with [[BigBad Mechanikat]], [[CuteIsEvil Snooky Wookums]], and [[FemmeFatale Isis]].
**
Isis]]. Even his feline {{sidekick}}, Streaky, can come across as a bit of a jerk sometimes. Though if you lived with a girl like Andrea, you'd probably have the same personality...



* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Stray", Wander befriends a [[BitchInSheepsClothing seemingly innocent]] kitten who is actually a bounty hunter hired by [[BigBad Lord Hater]].
** "The Catastrophe" has the character pretending to be a clumsy CuteKitten while she brainwashes people who watch her cute videos into giving her their money.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Stray", Wander befriends a [[BitchInSheepsClothing seemingly innocent]] kitten who is actually a bounty hunter hired by [[BigBad Lord Hater]].
**
Hater]]. "The Catastrophe" has the character pretending to be a clumsy CuteKitten while she brainwashes people who watch her cute videos into giving her their money.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' learns the first step of the [[SphereOfDestruction Rasengan]] by watching a friendly cat play with a water balloon. Said cat eagerly lets him pick him up and play with him after.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' learns the first step of the [[SphereOfDestruction Rasengan]] by watching a friendly cat play with a water balloon. Said cat eagerly lets him pick him up and play with him after.afterwards.



* Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is debatable, as the Team Rocket Trio are [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain so pathetic that the viewer may actually feel sorry for him.]] Also, he does have some [[PetTheDog moments where he displays his nicer side]], such as making sure a Skitty he met got to May since he knew its life would consist of getting sent flying a daily basis.
** The dub of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' portrays Mew's motives as being more benevolent.
*** Or it just thought it was just a game.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
**
Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is debatable, as the Team Rocket Trio are [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain so pathetic that the viewer may actually feel sorry for him.]] Also, he does have some [[PetTheDog moments where he displays his nicer side]], such as making sure a Skitty he met got to May since he knew its life would consist of getting sent flying a daily basis.
** The dub of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' portrays Mew's motives as being more benevolent.
***
benevolent. Or it just thought it was just a game.



* The Disney animated feature ''Disney/TheAristocats'' both subverts and supports this trope. The elegant, refined Duchess and her rambunctious-yet-lovable kittens are as nice as you can hope; they're even friends with a mouse named Roquefort. Then there's Duchess' boyfriend O'Malley, the alley cat, and his pals, Scat Cat and his jazz band, all of whom are "a little rough around the edges." While Scat Cat's gang are definitely good guys, at one point, they capture Roquefort and toy with him, clearly intending to eat him. Roquefort survives only because he blurts out that he knows O'Malley. The film features a pair of dogs, who don't treat each other quite as well.
** Historical note: ''The Aristocats'' was the first film produced after Walt's death. The version of the film that he worked on before passing away had Duchess and the kittens as more snobby [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerks with hearts of gold]] who were just looking for a good home. Initially the "Aristocats" name was meant to be sarcastic, but as the film went on the main characters would have earned it.

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* The Disney animated feature ''Disney/TheAristocats'' both subverts and supports this trope. The elegant, refined Duchess and her rambunctious-yet-lovable kittens are as nice as you can hope; they're even friends with a mouse named Roquefort. Then there's Duchess' boyfriend O'Malley, the alley cat, and his pals, Scat Cat and his jazz band, all of whom are "a little rough around the edges." While Scat Cat's gang are definitely good guys, at one point, they capture Roquefort and toy with him, clearly intending to eat him. Roquefort survives only because he blurts out that he knows O'Malley. The film features a pair of dogs, who don't treat each other quite as well.
**
well. Historical note: ''The Aristocats'' was the first film produced after Walt's death. The version of the film that he worked on before passing away had Duchess and the kittens as more snobby [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerks with hearts of gold]] who were just looking for a good home. Initially the "Aristocats" name was meant to be sarcastic, but as the film went on the main characters would have earned it.



* The eponymous hero of ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' sees all cats as servants of Dr. Calico early on, though he eventually grows to become friends with Mittens. Mittens herself fulfills this trope at first, behaving like a Mafia don toward the local pigeons, bullying them into bringing her food scraps in exchange for not getting eaten, [[DefrostingIceQueen but soon starts to drift away from it as the film progresses]]. She turns out to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and a BrokenBird whose relationship with Bolt leads them to become FireForgedFriends.
** It's addressed in a surprisingly mature way. When Bolt realizes that this trope simply ''isn't true'' (at least, not to [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the extent]] he's been trained to think), it's the first major step in his CharacterDevelopment. And while it's only SubText, it's implied a few times that Mittens suffers from FantasticRacism as a result of this perception.
** Furthermore, it's implied that Mitten's behavior before meeting Bolt was a JerkassFacade to stay alive, i.e. she only bullied the birds because [[spoiler:she's declawed and can't hunt]].

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* The eponymous hero of ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' sees all cats as servants of Dr. Calico early on, though he eventually grows to become friends with Mittens. Mittens herself fulfills this trope at first, behaving like a Mafia don toward the local pigeons, bullying them into bringing her food scraps in exchange for not getting eaten, [[DefrostingIceQueen but soon starts to drift away from it as the film progresses]]. She turns out to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and a BrokenBird whose relationship with Bolt leads them to become FireForgedFriends.
**
FireForgedFriends. It's addressed in a surprisingly mature way. When Bolt realizes that this trope simply ''isn't true'' (at least, not to [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the extent]] he's been trained to think), it's the first major step in his CharacterDevelopment. And while it's only SubText, it's implied a few times that Mittens suffers from FantasticRacism as a result of this perception.
**
perception. Furthermore, it's implied that Mitten's behavior before meeting Bolt was a JerkassFacade to stay alive, i.e. she only bullied the birds because [[spoiler:she's declawed and can't hunt]].



* Subverted with Tiger from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''.
** Tiger gets a pass because he's a [[CarnivoreConfusion vegetarian]].
*** Creator/DonBluth said once in an interview about the production of ''An American Tail'' that "We knew that if we were going to say [[CatsAreMean "all cats are bad,"]] we wanted to have at least one good one...and that's Tiger."
* The German-animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' is a rather unusual example, since, apart from Gustav and Pretorious, all of the main characters are cats. It's a case of cats acting like bastards towards other cats.
** Also, it's both played with AND subverted. Francis is a relatively nice cat, and so is Felicity ([[spoiler:too bad she gets decapitated]]). Kong is basically a big dumb bully, though [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he does have his good moments]], and Bluebeard constantly [[FantasticRacism calls humans "can-openers" and thinks their only use is opening cans of food for cats]]...though Bluebeard [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold is a good guy]].

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* Subverted with Tiger from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''.
**
''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. Tiger gets a pass because he's a [[CarnivoreConfusion vegetarian]].
***
vegetarian]]. Creator/DonBluth said once in an interview about the production of ''An American Tail'' that "We knew that if we were going to say [[CatsAreMean "all cats are bad,"]] we wanted to have at least one good one...and that's Tiger."
* The German-animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' is a rather unusual example, since, apart from Gustav and Pretorious, all of the main characters are cats. It's a case of cats acting like bastards towards other cats.
**
cats. Also, it's both played with AND subverted. Francis is a relatively nice cat, and so is Felicity ([[spoiler:too bad she gets decapitated]]). Kong is basically a big dumb bully, though [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he does have his good moments]], and Bluebeard constantly [[FantasticRacism calls humans "can-openers" and thinks their only use is opening cans of food for cats]]...though Bluebeard [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold is a good guy]].



* Mostly averted in 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.

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* Mostly averted in Creator/TadWilliams' TailChasersSong.''Literature/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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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' inverts this trope with Benjamin Clawhauser, a cheetah, who is an AllLovingHero, showing exceptionally high amounts of compassion, politeness, and sincerity.
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* In ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' this trope seems to apply to a lion, who gets really threatening when accused of murder. [[spoiler: In fact it's the defendant, a housecat, who's the real villain.]] Later a lioness borders the trope, being testy and simmering with rage, but she tries to be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.
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** And then the sequel introduced [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Moloch]], a DangerouslyGenreSavvy demonic cat...

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** And then the sequel introduced [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Moloch]], a DangerouslyGenreSavvy demonic cat...



* Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is debatable, as the Team Rocket Trio are [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain so pathetic that the viewer may actually feel sorry for him.]] Also, he does have some [[PetTheDog moments where he displays his nicer side]], such as making sure a Skitty he met got to May since [[GenreSavvy he knew its life would consist of getting sent flying a daily basis.]]

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* Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is debatable, as the Team Rocket Trio are [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain so pathetic that the viewer may actually feel sorry for him.]] Also, he does have some [[PetTheDog moments where he displays his nicer side]], such as making sure a Skitty he met got to May since [[GenreSavvy he knew its life would consist of getting sent flying a daily basis.]]
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