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15th Jan '17 9:34:39 AM DustSnitch
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* All of the incarnations of Leomon in any of the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series are always a heroic and awesome {{Bad Ass}}es and consistently complete {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s.

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* All of the incarnations of Leomon in any of the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series are always a heroic and awesome {{Bad Ass}}es badasses and consistently complete {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s.
14th Jan '17 12:08:41 PM SaraJaye
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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', Incineroar, a Fire/Dark type [[CatFolk wrestler tiger]], is called the {{Heel}} pokemon and it won't hestitate to attack it's opponents, whether they're pokemon or their trainers.

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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', Incineroar, a Fire/Dark type [[CatFolk wrestler tiger]], is called the {{Heel}} pokemon and it won't hestitate to attack it's opponents, whether they're pokemon or their trainers.
12th Jan '17 3:21:35 AM Luppercus
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* Manx, a pretty mean ally cat and one of Slimer's villains in ''Slimer!'', the LighterAndSofter SpinOff of the ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''.
11th Jan '17 8:08:28 PM Luppercus
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/TheMunsters'', the family’s cat is a normal-looking black cat, until [[PantheraAwesome it roars]].
11th Jan '17 8:04:40 PM Luppercus
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* Averted in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', the pet lion (yes, a lion) is actually quite peaceful and friendly.
10th Jan '17 5:37:38 PM DustSnitch
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* Since ''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]].

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* Since ''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]] Bigwig beats one in a fight and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower trains the whole warren to be able to do the same]].



* The moor cats of ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' are as good, friendly, and loyal as they come, not only befriending the humans they choose to protect but being quite willing to fight the various evil creatures and monsters that the heroes face. [[ThemeNaming Whisper and Rumor]] are incredibly BadAss when fighting the Mord Wraiths and Shadowen respectively, and come close to giving their lives several times, while Bandit, the wild moor cat "tamed" by Pen in ''High Druid'' solely through curiosity over his [[SpeaksFluentAnimal animal-speech]] [[FriendToAllLivingThings empathy]], [[spoiler:actually does [[HeroicSacrifice give his life]] fighting [[TheSociopath Aphasia Wye]]]].

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* The moor cats of ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' are as good, friendly, and loyal as they come, not only befriending the humans they choose to protect but being quite willing to fight the various evil creatures and monsters that the heroes face. [[ThemeNaming Whisper and Rumor]] are incredibly BadAss badass when fighting the Mord Wraiths and Shadowen respectively, and come close to giving their lives several times, while Bandit, the wild moor cat "tamed" by Pen in ''High Druid'' solely through curiosity over his [[SpeaksFluentAnimal animal-speech]] [[FriendToAllLivingThings empathy]], [[spoiler:actually does [[HeroicSacrifice give his life]] fighting [[TheSociopath Aphasia Wye]]]].
26th Dec '16 4:04:31 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''[[VideoGame/HomeAloneSega Home Alone]]'' LicensedGame for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, the Country House has a cat in it, that attacks Kevin, Harry, or Marv if they get near it.
20th Dec '16 6:41:54 PM chizo
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Much of this no doubt descends from Medieval European folklore associating cats with witches and other forces of evil. (At the same pyres [[BurnTheWitch witches were burned]], cats were burned too.) At the same time, there is a grain of truth to this. "A deadly game of cat and mouse" is often a very real situation; cats not taught to hunt properly by their mothers often appear to clumsily toy with their prey before killing it, and even veteran mousers will play with their quarry before killing and consuming them, in order to avoid being bitten, since the saying is correct that "[[http://failblog.org/2010/11/24/epic-fail-photos-tough-cat-fail-gif/ even a cornered mouse will snap at a cat]]" (but only when the mouse is ''aware'' of the cat; meanwhile, a cat that ''ambushes'' a mouse by surprise will kill it instantly, which is why cats are experts at hunting by [[StealthExpert stealth and secrecy]]). Cats are also among the few predators known to [[ItAmusedMe hunt and kill for fun]], even when they're not going to eat the prey (though given that among the other animals known to do this are [[EgomaniacHunter humans]], we don't really have much room to give cats grief about it).

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Much of this no doubt descends from Medieval European folklore associating cats with witches successful spinsters and later [[AllWitchesHaveCats witches]] or [[CatsAreMagic other forces of evil. (At evil]]. At the same pyres [[BurnTheWitch witches were burned]], cats were burned too.) too. Cats in general have been [[CrazyCatLady associated with women]] and since MostWritersAreMale they have often been used for misogynist stereotypes [[FemaleFelineMaleMutt where cats have negative traits associated with women]] but [[HeroicDog dogs are presented with positive traits associated with men]]. The old saying goes "Dogs are a man's best friend" so men who own cats are thus seen as sissies and not "real men". Many women (especially lesbians, who were usually spinsters throughout history for obvious reasons) have attempted to re-appropriate the "Crazy Cat Lady" stereotype as a positive identity.

At the same time, there is a grain of truth "truth" to this.this trope. "A deadly game of cat and mouse" is often a very real situation; cats not taught to hunt properly by their mothers often appear to clumsily toy with their prey before killing it, and even veteran mousers will play with their quarry before killing and consuming them, in order to avoid being bitten, since the saying is correct that "[[http://failblog.org/2010/11/24/epic-fail-photos-tough-cat-fail-gif/ even a cornered mouse will snap at a cat]]" (but only when the mouse is ''aware'' of the cat; meanwhile, a cat that ''ambushes'' a mouse by surprise will kill it instantly, which is why cats are experts at hunting by [[StealthExpert stealth and secrecy]]). Cats are also among the few predators known to [[ItAmusedMe hunt and kill for fun]], even when they're not going to eat the prey (though given that among the other animals known to do this are [[EgomaniacHunter humans]], we don't really have much room to give cats grief about it).
it). Although this doesn't make cats "mean", they don't have that kind of morality in the first place.
19th Dec '16 1:12:37 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'', one of the five animals assisting Bu-Bum is a cat named Aurelia, and she is definately on the side of the good guys.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'', ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'', one of the five animals assisting Bu-Bum Boo-Boom is a cat named Aurelia, and she is definately on the side of the good guys.
17th Dec '16 8:50:41 AM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'' most of the cats are good and heroic (a radical change from the 1980s version) albeit some episodes show mean cats, this are not the majority.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'' most of the cats are good and heroic (a radical change from the 1980s version) albeit some episodes show mean cats, this these are not the majority.
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