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12th Nov '17 8:15:07 PM Willbyr
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** Another episode had the family going on a trip to Africa and meeting a Jane Goodall {{Expy}}. She convinces them to help her defend her chimpanzee sanctuary from a group of {{Evil Poacher}}s. The trope gets flipped when it turns out that they are with Greenpeace and are trying to free the chimps from her diamond mine. She admits that she snapped, then buys everyone off with diamonds from her illegal chimp-slave diamond mine.

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** Another episode had the family going on a trip to Africa and meeting a Jane Goodall {{Expy}}. She convinces them to help her defend her chimpanzee sanctuary from a group of {{Evil Poacher}}s.Evil Poachers. The trope gets flipped when it turns out that they are with Greenpeace and are trying to free the chimps from her diamond mine. She admits that she snapped, then buys everyone off with diamonds from her illegal chimp-slave diamond mine.
12th Nov '17 8:13:06 PM Willbyr
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* In {{Film/Fair Game}}, the villains are a gang of kangaroo poachers who illegally sell the meat to the dog food industry
* ''Film/Tremors5Bloodlines'': [[spoiler:Erick Van Wyk poses as a representative of South Africa's Widllife Ministry to get Burt to capture an Assblaster for him.]] He and his associates are actually poachers who want to sell the creatures for a profit.

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* In {{Film/Fair Game}}, ''Film/FairGame'', the villains are a gang of kangaroo poachers who illegally sell the meat to the dog food industry
* ''Film/Tremors5Bloodlines'': [[spoiler:Erick Van Wyk poses as a representative of South Africa's Widllife Wildlife Ministry to get Burt to capture an Assblaster for him.]] He and his associates are actually poachers who want to sell the creatures for a profit.


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14th Oct '17 9:39:35 PM ElSquibbonator
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Many Evil Poachers have no motivation to hunt and threaten people other than [[CardCarryingVillain to be evil]]. They are like the evil polluters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' who never manufacture anything. If Evil Poachers do get a motive, it will probably be selling their prey on the BlackMarket.

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Many Evil Poachers have no motivation to hunt and threaten people other than [[CardCarryingVillain to be evil]]. They are evil]], making them something like the evil polluters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' who never manufacture anything. If Evil Poachers do get a motive, it will probably be selling their prey on the BlackMarket.



The inversion, RoguishPoacher, is most common [[SocietyMarchesOn in older works]], particularly {{fairy tale}}s and FolkMusic. The RoguishPoacher always hunts for food (usually [[JustifiedCriminal for his starving family]]) and lives in a [[Literature/TheTaleOfPeterRabbit Peter Rabbit-vs-Farmer MacGregor]] kind of relationship with the [[AristocratsAreEvil Evil Fatcat Landowner]]. Compare KarmicThief.

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The inversion, RoguishPoacher, is most common [[SocietyMarchesOn in older works]], particularly {{fairy tale}}s and FolkMusic. The RoguishPoacher always hunts for food (usually [[JustifiedCriminal for his starving family]]) and lives in a [[Literature/TheTaleOfPeterRabbit Peter Rabbit-vs-Farmer MacGregor]] kind of relationship with the [[AristocratsAreEvil Evil Fatcat Landowner]]. If the two ''do'' come into conflict, expect EvilVersusEvil to come into play. Compare KarmicThief.
24th May '17 7:18:13 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': A lot of hunters destroy rare animals.
19th May '17 11:08:51 PM Neromenian
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': A lot of hunters destroy rare animals.
23rd Jan '17 10:50:23 AM ElSquibbonator
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** The character who most closely follows the traditional "evil poacher" mold, even more than Team Rocket, is probably [[KnightOfCerebus Pokemon Hunter J]] from the Diamond and Pearl seasons. She had a device that could [[AndIMustScream turn Pokemon--and people--into living statues]] to sell on the black market, repeatedly tried to ''kill'' Ash, and was the only recurring character in the anime to be KilledOffForReal.

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** The character who most closely follows the traditional "evil poacher" mold, even more than Team Rocket, is probably [[KnightOfCerebus Pokemon Hunter J]] from the Diamond and Pearl seasons. She had a device that could [[AndIMustScream turn Pokemon--and people--into living statues]] to sell on the black market, repeatedly tried to ''kill'' Ash, and was the only recurring character in the anime to be KilledOffForReal. Even Team Rocket [[EvenEvilHasStandards is appalled]] by her methods.
23rd Jan '17 10:45:49 AM ElSquibbonator
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** An easy way to spot a poacher is if he is using any tools beyond a Poké Ball. If he is using a Poké Ball, is it a regular Poké Ball or a modified one that never misses its capture (like Mewtwo's balls (though he wasn't specifically an Evil Poacher) or the Dark Balls used by the Iron Masked Marauder? Are they attempting to capture more than one Pokémon of a certain type at a time, outside of a designated Safari Zone? And most obviously, does the targeted Pokémon clearly belong to someone else?

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** An easy way to spot a poacher is if he is using any tools beyond a Poké Ball. If he is using a Poké Ball, is it a regular Poké Ball or a modified one that never misses its capture (like Mewtwo's balls (though he wasn't specifically an Evil Poacher) or the Dark Balls used by the Iron Masked Marauder? Are they attempting to capture more than one Pokémon of a certain type at a time, outside of a designated Safari Zone? And most obviously, does the targeted Pokémon clearly already belong to someone else?



** The character who most closely follows the traditional "evil poacher" mold, even more than Team Rocket, is probably [[KnightOfCerebus Pokemon Hunter J]] from the Diamond and Pearl seasons. She had a device that could [[AndIMustScream turn Pokemon--and people--into living statues]] to sell on the black market, repeatedly tried to ''kill'' Ash, and was the only recurring character in the anime to be KilledOffForReal.



* Gaston from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. [[{{Fanon}} It's universally suggested that he's the hunter who shot Bambi's mother (as her head was seen mounted during his song).]]

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* Gaston from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' has some attributes of this, though it's hardly the worst thing about him. [[{{Fanon}} It's universally suggested that he's the hunter who shot Bambi's mother (as her head was seen mounted during his song).]]
15th Dec '16 9:22:12 AM supergod
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* Film/{{Alaska}}: Perry is a poacher who sells skins for profit and, during the film, intends to capture a polar bear cub alive to sell to rich clients.
15th Dec '16 9:06:01 AM supergod
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* Perry from ''Film/{{Alaska}}'', who's EstablishingCharacterMoment was to ''[[KickTheDog taunt a caged up polar bear cub with its mother's hollowed out carcass]]''.
5th Dec '16 3:53:34 PM Astaroth
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* Grok in ''Videogame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'', a minor [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils demon lord]] and favored minion of Kha-Beleth the Demon Sovereign. When he isn't leading his master's armies into battle, his main duty is scouting Ashan in search or rare, exotic and/or magnificent beasts to capture alive, transport to Sheogh, and slaughter for his master's amusement.
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