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20th Sep '16 11:21:49 AM eroock
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* In ''Webcomic/TheNightBelongsToUs'', [[http://tnbtu.lrhale.com/01-14/ Hank's cat Macintosh hisses at and shuns her]] right after she turns into a werewolf ... [[SubvertedTrope because]] [[http://tnbtu.lrhale.com/interlude-1-4/ he didn't get fed on time]].

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* In ''Webcomic/TheNightBelongsToUs'', [[http://tnbtu.lrhale.com/01-14/ com/comic/01-14/ Hank's cat Macintosh hisses at and shuns her]] right after she turns into a werewolf ... [[SubvertedTrope because]] [[http://tnbtu.lrhale.com/interlude-1-4/ com/comic/interlude-1-4/ he didn't get fed on time]].
18th Sep '16 6:49:25 PM ChaoticNovelist
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[[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Unlike humans,]] animals seem to have [[MysteriousAnimalSenses an inherent ability]] to [[DetectEvil detect a malicious character]] even if it's [[InvisibleToNormals not obvious to anyone else.]] May not apply to pets of a villain, although {{Right Hand Attack Dog}}s and [[RightHandCat Bond-style cats]] have a surprisingly low sense of loyalty in a pinch.

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[[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Unlike humans,]] humans, animals seem to have [[MysteriousAnimalSenses an inherent ability]] to [[DetectEvil detect a malicious character]] even if it's [[InvisibleToNormals not obvious to anyone else.]] else. May not apply to pets of a villain, although {{Right Hand Attack Dog}}s and [[RightHandCat Bond-style cats]] have a surprisingly low sense of loyalty in a pinch.
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A character's dog reacting oddly to their presence is often the first sign that character's been replaced by an EvilTwin, or just an ordinary twin. This is not implausible, unless the scent of the replacement for some reason is exactly the same as the replaced person. Heart rate and other things might reasonably be detectable to some animals, too.

If the animals know something's coming, sometimes they don't [[ForebodingFleeingFlock run]], they go quiet. In fact, [[ItsQuietTooQuiet too quiet]]...



A character's dog reacting oddly to their presence is often the first sign that character's been replaced by an EvilTwin. Or just an ordinary twin. This is not actually implausible, unless the scent of the replacement for some reason is exactly the same as the replaced person. Heart rate and other things might reasonably be detectable to some animals, too.

If the animals know something's coming, sometimes they don't [[ForebodingFleeingFlock run]], they go quiet. In fact, [[ItsQuietTooQuiet too quiet]]...
12th Sep '16 4:29:07 AM MGoblin256
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** Not when it's first put in the kennel however, implying that The Thing can fool a dog as well as it can humans. Eventually the dogs rouse themselves and start growling and snarling at the newcomer, despite its (initially) normal appearance. Presumably The Thing changes its internal organs first, perhaps affecting its scent which [[UncannyValley the other dogs would pick up on.]]

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** Not when it's first put in the kennel however, implying that The Thing can fool a dog as well as it can humans. Eventually the dogs rouse themselves and start growling and snarling at the newcomer, despite its (initially) normal appearance. Presumably The Thing changes its internal organs first, perhaps affecting its scent which [[UncannyValley the other dogs would pick up on.]]]] The imitation also emits a ''very'' unearthly-sounding growl right before it transforms, which could've very easily queued the dogs in as well.
2nd Sep '16 9:16:03 AM Ambaryerno
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' animals react strongly to the presence of the Ringwraiths. In the books, the wraiths' horses (and later fell beasts) are an exception, due to being trained from birth to tolerate them. The first movie features spiders, wetas and other creepy-crawlies moving to ''get away'' from the wraiths, although the horses look quite evil.
** A dog specific example would be Farmer Maggot's dogs who really didn't like the Ringwraith who came visiting.
*** Which doesn't really mean much, in the case of those dogs. They're guard dogs, they don't like strange intruders in general. Frodo admits to being terrified of them, due to an incident in his youth when Farmer Maggot caught him stealing mushrooms and ordered the dogs to run him off the property, which they enthusiastically did.

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' animals ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** Animals
react strongly to the presence of the Ringwraiths. In the books, the wraiths' horses (and later fell beasts) are an exception, due to being trained from birth to tolerate them. The first movie features spiders, wetas and other creepy-crawlies moving to ''get away'' from the wraiths, although the horses look quite evil.
** *** A dog specific example would be Farmer Maggot's dogs who really didn't like the Ringwraith who came visiting.
visiting; their very presence sends them off with a yelp.
*** Which doesn't really mean much, in The fell beasts themselves have this effect, with none of the case other animals (even the cavalry of those dogs. They're guard dogs, their own allies) wanting anything to do with them.
** Much like the example under film, animals are deeply unnerved by the Dead Men of Dunharrow. The horses of the Rohirrim shy away from the path leading for the Dimholt, and Arod (the horse loaned to Legolas) balks when Aragorn's company later attempts to take the Paths of the Dead. It takes Legolas' direct encouragement before he is willing to enter the mountain, and it's also state that the only reason the horses of the Dúnedain and Sons of Elrond bear the journey is because of the love
they don't like strange intruders in general. Frodo admits to being terrified of them, due to an incident in his youth when Farmer Maggot caught him stealing mushrooms and ordered the dogs to run him off the property, which they enthusiastically did.have for their masters.
13th Aug '16 12:15:11 PM nombretomado
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* Mocked by DiamandaHagan in her ''Apocalypse 2: Revelation'' review:

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* Mocked by DiamandaHagan WebVideo/DiamandaHagan in her ''Apocalypse 2: Revelation'' review:
30th Jul '16 3:12:54 PM res20stupid
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* ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'': In a weird case, the local drug dealer's dog acts like this. Should Max tell Frank Bowers that [[spoiler: Nathan's AccidentalMurder of Frank's girlfriend Rachel]] he recalls that [[FluffyTheTerrible Pompidou]] hated Nathan and berates himself for not trusting his dog's instinct.
28th Jul '16 1:03:47 AM Arivne
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* The ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode "The Hunt" depends on this trope, and one of the characters remarks: "...a man, well, he'll walk right into Hell with both eyes open. But not even the Devil can fool a dog!"

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* The ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Hunt" depends on this trope, and one Hunt". An agent of the characters remarks: Devil is trying to lure a recently-deceased Hyder Simpson into entering Hell. Hyder's dog Rip growls, warning him not to enter, and he avoids the trap. Later, an angel remarks "...a man, well, he'll walk right into Hell with both eyes open. But not even the Devil can fool a dog!"
16th Jul '16 7:56:12 PM Sharlee
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* Dogs and cats snarl at the mysterious woman in 1955's ''Cult of the Cobra'', because they can tell she's a venomous snake in human form.

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* Dogs bark, horses rear, and cats snarl at the mysterious woman in 1955's ''Cult of the Cobra'', because they can tell she's a venomous snake in human form.
16th Jul '16 7:52:43 PM Sharlee
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* Dogs and cats snarl at the mysterious woman in 1955's ''Cult of the Cobra'', because they can tell she's a venomous snake in human form.
9th Jun '16 1:25:26 PM VampireBuddha
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* {{Inverted| trope}} in ''Westernanimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'': DV-L is initially uneasy around Kit, so Sagan has to firmly tell him that Kit is a friend. Later on, when they meet Kit as the Phantom, Sagan expects DV-L to attack... but, of course, DV-L remembers that he's a friend and lets him go.
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