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11th Nov '16 12:48:49 AM eroock
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-->--'''Ferb Fletcher''', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' "Where's Perry? Pt. 2"

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2nd Aug '16 2:59:45 PM Sharlee
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* Although the platypus has no close living relatives, it does have a close ''ecological'' counterpart: the desman, an aquatic insectivore related to moles. It's placental rather than a monotreme, and isn't venomous, but [[http://imgur.com/gallery/alSlU in appearance and foraging habits]], it's as close to a ''mini-''platypus as Nature has to offer.
31st Jul '16 2:04:32 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'': Ptah, Egyptian god of creation and technology, has the habit of inventing words. He can also create things by speaking their names. As revealed in ''The Throne of Fire'', one of his invented words was "platypus", with humorous results.
-->'''Ptah''': "Once, just for fun, I made up the word platypus and..." instantly a duck billed furry thing appeared on the floor scrabbling around in a panic "Oh dear, yes that's exactly what happened."
19th Jul '16 5:25:24 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Very early in ''Literature/TheDescendants'', a villain breaks into a zoo, steals a platypus, and uses the platypoison to cripple another character and steal her body.
* There is a website called [[http://www.fredthemonkey.com Fred the Monkey]] where the local EnsembleDarkHorse is Clydex the Platypus. Who never says anything other than "I'm a platypus." EVER.
* Chaz "Platypus" Villette from ''Literature/ShadowUnit'': bizarre and hard to explain ''even compared to others with freaky mutant powers'', unexpectedly dangerous, looks sort of like he was put together from spare parts, and capable of eating half his body weight in a day. Not too much of a stretch, really.
* Website/SpecWorld has about a dozen species of giant marine platypi for no real reason other than the RuleOfCool.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gM5TjSOQ48&feature=related P-p-platypus!]]
* Two words: [[ToddInTheShadows Platypus]] [[TheNostalgiaCritic Bunny!]]
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Very early in ''Literature/TheDescendants'', a villain breaks into a zoo, steals a platypus, and uses the platypoison to cripple another character and steal her body.
* There is a website called [[http://www.fredthemonkey.com Fred the Monkey]] where the local EnsembleDarkHorse is Clydex the Platypus. Who never says anything other than "I'm a platypus." EVER.
* Chaz "Platypus" Villette from ''Literature/ShadowUnit'': bizarre and hard to explain ''even compared to others with freaky mutant powers'', unexpectedly dangerous, looks sort of like he was put together from spare parts, and capable of eating half his body weight in a day. Not too much of a stretch, really.
* Website/SpecWorld has about a dozen species of giant marine platypi for no real reason other than the RuleOfCool.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gM5TjSOQ48&feature=related P-p-platypus!]]
* Two words: [[ToddInTheShadows Platypus]] [[TheNostalgiaCritic Bunny!]]
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17th Jun '16 4:01:32 PM Doug86
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* Inverted for anyone who's been the victim of platypi venom, one of the most potent venoms on Earth. While it won't generally kill you, it will make you wish it had as the venom goes to your pain receptors and cranks UpToEleven. One victim of the venom had been shot in WorldWarII and said without any hesitation that the platypus sting was far more painful.

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* Inverted for anyone who's been the victim of platypi venom, one of the most potent venoms on Earth. While it won't generally kill you, it will make you wish it had as the venom goes to your pain receptors and cranks UpToEleven. One victim of the venom had been shot in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and said without any hesitation that the platypus sting was far more painful.
26th Mar '16 4:36:07 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* Hipopo, the player character from Taito's ''Liquid Kids'' (AKA ''Mizubaku Adventure''), is a cute CartoonCreature that looks like a rotund platypus with no tail.
* The very rare Super Famicom game [[http://www.videogameden.com/sfc.htm?yam Yam Yam]] features [[ABoyAndHisX a boy and his giant floating platypus]]. Much like the platypus, the game is a hybrid, in this case of 3D shooter a la ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier'' and RPG.
18th Mar '16 7:58:55 PM RisefromYourGrave
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-->-- '''Ferb''', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' "Where's Perry? Pt. 2"

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-->-- '''Ferb''', -->--'''Ferb Fletcher''', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' "Where's Perry? Pt. 2"
23rd Jan '16 11:34:30 AM T-bone61
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Some believe that the platypus proves [[Film/{{Dogma}} God has a sense of humor]], or [[MadGod He's a total psycho]], or He's [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs been smoking that ganja]], or that evolution is 100% real, because [[BlasphemousBoast not even God]] could make that nonsense up. The reasons are myriad. This is an animal that, upon being sent to a British natural history museum to catalog, was believed to be a taxidermist's prank until a live specimen was sent to them. It looks like [[MixAndMatchCritters a beaver crossed with a mole with a duck's bill added for laughs]]. They belong to a group of mammals known as Monotremes, a group consisting of it and the echidna, which means they lay eggs. Additionally, they're an offshoot of mammals that evolved before teats/nipples evolved, so while they produce milk, they simply... [[{{Squick}} sweat it out]] for their young to lap up. They also have ten sex chromosomes, where in most mammals there're simply two (X and Y). And their duck-bill? It's actually quite soft, and it acts as an electrical receptor. See, platypus eyes aren't too useful, especially underwater, so they use an electrolocation system in their bills to hunt shrimp and other aquatic invertebrates. Sharks have a similar sense, [[ThreateningShark in case they weren't scary enough]]. Of course, a real platypus tail looks nothing like a beaver's tail, but that doesn't stop the majority of cartoon depictions from showing one anyway, often complete with thumping behavior. The Platypus also has over-sized webbing on their feet that extends past the claws.

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Some believe that the platypus proves [[Film/{{Dogma}} God has a sense of humor]], or [[MadGod He's a total psycho]], or He's [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs He's been smoking that ganja]], or that evolution is 100% real, because [[BlasphemousBoast not even God]] could make that nonsense up. The reasons are myriad. This is an animal that, upon being sent to a British natural history museum to catalog, was believed to be a taxidermist's prank until a live specimen was sent to them. It looks like [[MixAndMatchCritters a beaver crossed with a mole with a duck's bill added for laughs]]. They belong to a group of mammals known as Monotremes, a group consisting of it and the echidna, which means they lay eggs. Additionally, they're an offshoot of mammals that evolved before teats/nipples evolved, so while they produce milk, they simply... [[{{Squick}} sweat it out]] for their young to lap up. They also have ten sex chromosomes, where in most mammals there're simply two (X and Y). And their duck-bill? It's actually quite soft, and it acts as an electrical receptor. See, platypus eyes aren't too useful, especially underwater, so they use an electrolocation system in their bills to hunt shrimp and other aquatic invertebrates. Sharks have a similar sense, [[ThreateningShark in case they weren't scary enough]]. Of course, a real platypus tail looks nothing like a beaver's tail, but that doesn't stop the majority of cartoon depictions from showing one anyway, often complete with thumping behavior. The Platypus also has over-sized webbing on their feet that extends past the claws.
24th Dec '15 12:50:50 PM DaibhidC
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* Mr Chapman in ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell''. One of the most accepting people when it comes to the eponymous blended family, since he's a blended individual. Most of his appearances are variations on this gag. (He drives a hybrid, his computer is Windows/Linux, he gets robocalls from across the political spectrum because no-one knows how to classify him, and so on.)
27th Nov '15 9:59:35 AM HowlingSnail
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** Likewise in the Italian, where he's Perry l'Ornitorinco.
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