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20th Apr '17 5:50:04 AM Roo
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* Literature/MrsPepperpot, a FriendToAllLivingThings who occasionally shrinks down to the size of a pepperpot, has several pet cats over the course of the story, and all of them are portrayed as friendly, even helpful. Her first cat even lets her ride on her back on occasion, which has become a pretty iconic image for the character. In a later story she tries to repeat it with her new kitten, but though the kitten is willing enough, he finds he isn't strong enough to carry her on his back.

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* Literature/MrsPepperpot, a FriendToAllLivingThings who occasionally shrinks down to the size of a pepperpot, has several pet cats over the course of the story, her stories, and all of them are portrayed as friendly, even helpful. Her first cat even lets her ride on her back on occasion, which has become a pretty iconic image for the character. In a later story she tries to repeat it with her new kitten, but though the kitten is willing enough, he finds he isn't strong enough to carry her on his back.
20th Apr '17 5:49:28 AM Roo
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* Literature/MrsPepperpot, a FriendToAllLivingThings who occasionally shrinks down to the size of a pepperpot, has several pet cats over the course of the story, and all of them are portrayed as friendly, even helpful. Her first cat even lets her ride on her back on occasion, which has become a pretty iconic image for the character. In a later story she tries to repeat it with her new kitten, but though the kitten is willing enough, he finds he isn't strong enough to carry her on his back.
19th Apr '17 8:49:01 PM MagnusForce
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* ''WesternAnimatio/AtomicPuppet'': The only cat AP has ever tangled with is the Felts' overweight, dimwitted pet Bubbles, who completely averts the trope. But in AP's button eyes, Bubbles is a supervillain named Disastro who is plotting against him. The trope is played straight in "AP vs. Disastro II" though when Bubbles becomes an evil genius due to superpowered cat food.

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* ''WesternAnimatio/AtomicPuppet'': ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'': The only cat AP has ever tangled with is the Felts' overweight, dimwitted pet Bubbles, who completely averts the trope. But in AP's button eyes, Bubbles is a supervillain named Disastro who is plotting against him. The trope is played straight in "AP vs. Disastro II" though when Bubbles becomes an evil genius due to superpowered cat food.
5th Apr '17 4:43:50 AM Doug86
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* 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!"''

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* 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!"''Manga/RozenMaiden!"''
31st Mar '17 3:05:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the OrionsArm setting, the Queen of Pain is exactly what you'd expect to get if you took a terrified, furious, half-dead cat, uplifted it five times in a row, and gave it the body of an Eldritch Abomination.

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* In the OrionsArm ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' setting, the Queen of Pain is exactly what you'd expect to get if you took a terrified, furious, half-dead cat, uplifted it five times in a row, and gave it the body of an Eldritch Abomination.
26th Mar '17 11:38:36 AM Pichu-kun
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* Referenced in''Literature/SurvivorDogs''. The dogs are the protagonists while ''sharpclaws'' are very minor characters. Dogs have a bad opinion on ''sharpclaws'', thinking they're sadistic and annoying.

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* Referenced in''Literature/SurvivorDogs''.in ''Literature/SurvivorDogs''. The dogs are the protagonists while ''sharpclaws'' are very minor characters. Dogs have a bad opinion on ''sharpclaws'', thinking they're sadistic and annoying.
26th Mar '17 11:36:31 AM Pichu-kun
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* Referenced in''Literature/SurvivorDogs''. The dogs are the protagonists while ''sharpclaws'' are very minor characters. Dogs have a bad opinion on ''sharpclaws'', thinking they're sadistic and annoying.
20th Mar '17 5:34:39 AM Khrunwahl02
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** Garfield is a strange case. He'll squash sentient spiders without a second thought, he'll kick Odie off the table, and he'll abuse Jon in many creative ways (although [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2002/ga021102.gif Jon doesn't know]]... [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1992/ga920121.gif or does he?]]) like stealing Jon's dinner, hitting Jon in the head with his food bowl to indicate he's hungry, biting Jon's arm, locking Jon outside the house and at one point even [[https://garfield.com/comic/2003/11/09 slipped a Habanero pepper in Jon's eclair and then shut off the entire water system in the house]]. But, at least in the [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends series]] and animated specials, he's a hero who will go out of the way to save his friends. If anything, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. In one strip, Garfield admits that the reason he doesn't like dogs is because dogs are so ''friendly''. (Meaning friendly to the point of cloying.) Of course, Garfield has met his fair share of dogs that are downright mean.

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** Garfield is a strange case. He'll squash sentient spiders without a second thought, he'll kick Odie off the table, and he'll abuse Jon in many creative ways (although [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2002/ga021102.gif Jon doesn't know]]... [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1992/ga920121.gif or does he?]]) like stealing Jon's dinner, hitting Jon in the head with his food bowl to indicate he's hungry, biting Jon's arm, locking Jon outside the house in the worst situations possible (e.g. Jon's wearing only underwear, Jon's in bunny pajamas, Jon is naked) and at one point even [[https://garfield.com/comic/2003/11/09 slipped a Habanero pepper in Jon's eclair and then shut off the entire water system in the house]].house with just a wrench]]. But, at least in the [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends series]] and animated specials, he's a hero who will go out of the way to save his friends. If anything, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. In one strip, Garfield admits that the reason he doesn't like dogs is because dogs are so ''friendly''. (Meaning friendly to the point of cloying.) Of course, Garfield has met his fair share of dogs that are downright mean.
19th Mar '17 10:17:00 PM DavidDelony
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At the same time, there is a grain of "truth" to 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). Although this doesn't make cats "mean", they don't have that kind of morality in the first place.

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At the same time, there is a grain of "truth" to 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). Although this doesn't make cats "mean", [[BlueAndOrangeMorality they don't have that kind of morality in the first place.
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14th Mar '17 3:16:29 PM schoi30
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** Overlaps somewhat with AliensAreBastards too, since cats come from outer space in this world.

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** Overlaps somewhat with AliensAreBastards too, since these cats come came from outer space in this world.space.
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