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29th Jul '16 7:28:48 AM DarkerShining
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* Ziggo, the pet cat of [[BigBad Panthea]] from the first season of ''WesternAnimation/MiaAndMe'' is basically mean to anyone who isn't Panthea. He's also one of the few animals in the series who doesn't get along with [[FriendToAllLivingThings Mia]], although he is ''slightly'' less hostile towards her.


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28th Jul '16 12:40:08 PM Willbyr
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* One of WebVideo/JesuOtaku's cats (the calico) isn't very friendly, as seen in the review for ''FruitsBasket''.

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* One of WebVideo/JesuOtaku's cats (the calico) isn't very friendly, as seen in the review for ''FruitsBasket''.''Manga/FruitsBasket''.



* Kyo, from ''FruitsBasket''. Basically hated by his own family for being the cat of the zodiac, he is also saddled with a curse that [[spoiler: turns him into a hideous and apparently horrible smelling demon should he ever not wear his magical bracelet. The curse stems from the cat of the zodiac legend disagreeing with God. Turns out, he [[WhoWantsToLiveForever didn't want to live forever.]]]] His charming personality doesn't exactly help either. [[spoiler: Of course, he gets the girl in the end.]]
** Kyo's got pretty good reasons to be the way he is. [[spoiler: His skittish personality comes from his mother killing herself for "giving birth to a monster" and being told "IHaveNoSon" by his traumatised and also mentally unstable father right after that, who handed the kid to Kyo's uncle, Kazuma. Not to mention he, just like Yuki, was a victim of the also mentally unstable Akito's psychological abuse, and later blamed himself greatly for the death of Kyoko, Tohru (the girl)'s mother, which he witnessed.]] So, he's not an angel, but he ain't evil: more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold with quite the FreudianExcuse.

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* Kyo, from ''FruitsBasket''. ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. Basically hated by his own family for being the cat of the zodiac, he is also saddled with a curse that [[spoiler: turns [[spoiler:turns him into a hideous and apparently horrible smelling demon should he ever not wear his magical bracelet. The curse stems from the cat of the zodiac legend disagreeing with God. Turns out, he [[WhoWantsToLiveForever didn't want to live forever.]]]] His charming personality doesn't exactly help either. [[spoiler: Of course, he gets the girl in the end.]]
** Kyo's got pretty good reasons to be the way he is. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His skittish personality comes from his mother killing herself for "giving birth to a monster" and being told "IHaveNoSon" by his traumatised and also mentally unstable father right after that, who handed the kid to Kyo's uncle, Kazuma. Not to mention he, just like Yuki, was a victim of the also mentally unstable Akito's psychological abuse, and later blamed himself greatly for the death of Kyoko, Tohru (the girl)'s mother, which he witnessed.]] So, he's not an angel, but he ain't evil: more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold with quite the FreudianExcuse.
14th Jul '16 8:25:32 PM Divra
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** Most of the other cats in the strip are pretty amiable. Especially Mac Manc [=McManx=] and Chubby Huggs.
13th Jul '16 2:42:14 AM Shadowgazer
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Note that when cats just are ''not'' mean in some case, that's {{not a subversion}}.

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Note that when cats just are ''not'' mean in some case, cases, that's {{not a subversion}}.



* The main "villains" of ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'' are a creepy girl and her cat (who is later fused with a bat during the climax). [[NauseaFuel The cat even shits in the form of letters]], as a way of predicting which student will have something bad happen to them.



** ''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.

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** ''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 most dogs (even the ones in the Pound) seem to muster up is roguish and/or misunderstood.misunderstood. With the exception of the strays who attacked Lady.



*** Pete is usually ''mean'' when he appears with Goofy (e.g. ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''), but not necessarily ''evil'', generally fitting the "grumpy, boorish neighbor" stereotype rather than being an actual villain. And he occasionally crosses into JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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*** Pete is usually ''mean'' when he appears with Goofy (e.g. ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''), but not necessarily ''evil'', generally fitting the "grumpy, boorish neighbor" stereotype rather than being an actual villain. And he occasionally even crosses into JerkWithAHeartOfGold.



** 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 "[[HideYourLesbians friend]]" Bunny.

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** Kitty initially appears to be this trope, trope but is a zigzagged example, as it turns out she has a legitimage grievance against some dogs, but she took it out on poor Courage, and she warms up after Courage saves her "[[HideYourLesbians friend]]" Bunny.



** On the other hand, ''Pinocchio'' also has Gideon, a mute but otherwise very anthropomorphic cat who tries his best to help the evil talking fox J. Worthington Foulfellow in his schemes to encourage children to be irresponsible and endanger themselves. But Gideon is not so much actually mean as just dumb.

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** On * The main villain of ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'' is a creepy girl's cat though it [[spoiler: it became this only after fusing with a bat during the other hand, ''Pinocchio'' also has Gideon, climax. He was okay and norma; when he was a mute but otherwise very anthropomorphic cat.]] Apart from the minor fact that [[NauseaFuel The cat who tries his best to help supposedly shitted in the evil talking fox J. Worthington Foulfellow in his schemes form of letters]], as a way of predicting which student will have something big happen to encourage children to be irresponsible and endanger themselves. But Gideon is not so much actually mean as just dumb.them.
2nd Jul '16 8:31:01 PM Luppercus
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* Rita from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', though she's not a heroeby any means, more like a JerkassWithAHeartOfGold.

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* Rita from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', though she's not a heroeby heroe by any means, more like a JerkassWithAHeartOfGold.
2nd Jul '16 8:30:30 PM Luppercus
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* Rita from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', though she's not a villain by any means, more like a JerkassWithAHeartOfGold.

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* Rita from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', though she's not a villain by heroeby any means, more like a JerkassWithAHeartOfGold.
2nd Jul '16 8:29:29 PM Luppercus
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* Rita from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''

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* Rita from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', though she's not a villain by any means, more like a JerkassWithAHeartOfGold.
29th Jun '16 8:13:39 PM Andyroid
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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]]. "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 named Li'l Bits who is actually a bounty hunter hired by [[BigBad Lord Hater]]. "The Catastrophe" has the character Li'l Bits pretending to be a clumsy CuteKitten named Baby Cakes while she brainwashes people who watch her cute videos into giving her their money.
28th Jun '16 10:08:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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 [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters 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 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 [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters [[EgomaniacHunter humans]], we don't really have much room to give cats grief about it).
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