History Main / EvilPoacher

24th May '18 6:01:04 PM ElSquibbonator
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Many Evil Poachers have no motivation to hunt and threaten people other than [[CardCarryingVillain to be 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.

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Many Evil Poachers have no motivation to hunt and threaten people other than [[CardCarryingVillain to be evil]], making which puts them something like on the evil polluters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' same level as the various GreenAesop villains who never manufacture seemingly pollute out of malice rather than because they are manufacturing anything. If Evil Poachers do get a motive, it will probably be selling their prey on the BlackMarket.
15th May '18 10:38:49 AM darkemyst
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* ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'': In addition to making snuff films Amsel Reiniger is also credited with tracking and personally causing the extinction of multiple endangered species for fun. He also filmed himself doing that and sold the videos to make a profit of it.
10th Apr '18 9:57:06 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Film/FairGame'', the villains are a gang of kangaroo poachers who illegally sell the meat to the dog food industry

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* In ''Film/FairGame'', the villains are a gang of kangaroo poachers who illegally sell the meat to the dog food industryindustry.
19th Mar '18 1:26:58 PM jamespolk
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* One of the most iconic examples that fall under this trope is the ''Film/{{Predator}}''. An ''alien'' evil poacher at that. And this is taken to the [[ExaggeratedTrope Nth level]] considering [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame one of their more favored targets]].
** There's no reason to call him a poacher. The whole hunt could was quite possibly completely legal from his species' POV.

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* One of the most iconic examples that fall under ''Film/TarzanAndHisMate'' involves Arlington and Holt, who expect Tarzan to lead them to an ElephantGraveyard. It's debatable as to whether they count as this trope is at the ''Film/{{Predator}}''. An ''alien'' evil poacher beginning, since ivory harvesting wasn't illegal at that. And this is taken the time, but Arlington surely qualifies as he tries to murder Tarzan after Tarzan brings a stop to the [[ExaggeratedTrope Nth level]] considering [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame one of their more favored targets]].
** There's no reason to call him a poacher.
expedition. The whole hunt could was quite possibly completely legal from his species' POV.film certainly views ivory harvesting as Evil Poaching, as Tarzan and Jane return all the ivory to the graveyard at the end.
23rd Feb '18 3:38:10 PM PDL
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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?

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** An easy way to spot a poacher is if he is using any tools beyond a Poké Ball. Ball, such as nets or cages. 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 (which brainwashes captured Pokémon and turns them into fighting machines) 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. Even Team Rocket [[EvenEvilHasStandards is appalled]] by her methods.

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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 unambiguously KilledOffForReal. Even Team Rocket [[EvenEvilHasStandards is appalled]] by her methods.
23rd Feb '18 3:31:58 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Jorinella, the villain of the children's book ''Birdsong'' by Gale Haley, is one of these. She takes advantage of the title character (an orphan girl who has the ability to speak to birds) to boost her bird-trapping operation, but once Birdsong frees all the birds she is finally defeated when the birds ZergRush her.

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* Jorinella, the villain of the children's book ''Birdsong'' by Gale Haley, is one of these. She takes advantage of the title character (an orphan girl who has the ability to speak to birds) to boost her bird-trapping operation, but once Birdsong frees all the birds she is finally defeated when the birds ZergRush her. We never see her actually kill anything, but she's [[VileVillainSaccharineShow a surprisingly dark character for a kids' picture book]].
23rd Feb '18 3:29:36 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Jorinella, the villain of the children's book ''Birdsong'' by Gale Haley, is one of these. She takes advantage of the title character (an orphan girl who has the ability to speak to birds) to boost her bird-trapping operation, but once Birdsong frees all the birds she is finally tricked.

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* Jorinella, the villain of the children's book ''Birdsong'' by Gale Haley, is one of these. She takes advantage of the title character (an orphan girl who has the ability to speak to birds) to boost her bird-trapping operation, but once Birdsong frees all the birds she is finally tricked.defeated when the birds ZergRush her.



** Indeed, many of the earliest conservation laws (which are OlderThanTheyThink, going back a few centuries) were instituted not for the benefit of the animals themselves, but because greedy landowners hunted for recreation and didn't want the peasants to have their own wild game.

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** Indeed, many of the earliest conservation game-management laws (which are OlderThanTheyThink, going back a few centuries) were instituted not for the benefit of the animals themselves, conservation purposes, but because greedy landowners hunted for recreation and didn't want the peasants to have their own wild game.
23rd Feb '18 3:27:05 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Jorinella, the villain of the children's book ''Birdsong'' by Gale Haley, is one of these. She takes advantage of the title character (an orphan girl who has the ability to speak to birds) to boost her bird-trapping operation, but once Birdsong frees all the birds she is finally tricked.
19th Feb '18 1:24:20 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' brings us Percival C. [=McLeach=], voiced by George C. Scott. That's him pictured up above, as well as the lyrics to the cheery little [[VillainSong ditty he sings.]] Did we mention he has a scope ''shotgun?'' Now there's a guy who loves to see the faces of his victims before he riddles them full of holes...

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* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' brings us Percival C. [=McLeach=], voiced by George C. Scott. That's him pictured up above, as well as the lyrics to the cheery little [[VillainSong ditty he sings.]] Did we mention he has a scope ''shotgun?'' Now there's a guy who loves to see the faces of his victims before he riddles them full of holes...holes. He also sings this [[SarcasmMode delightful]] [[VillainSong little ditty]]:
-->'''[=McLeach=]''': Home, home on the range! Where the critters are tied up in chains! I cut through their sides, and I rip off their hides! And the next day I do it again! [[EvilIsHammy EVERYBODY!]]
6th Feb '18 11:36:44 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* ''Series/{{Justified}}'' had alligator poaching as one of the major occupations of the [[TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether Crowe family]], a BanditClan of smugglers and hijackers with branches in both backwoods Kentucky and the Florida Everglades. Eldest brother and family patriarch Daryl Crowe Jr. initially went to jail for alligator poaching and came out a much more dangerous man for it, while his nephew Kendal, the youngest Crowe, notes that gator poaching is the first criminal act that his [[EvilUncle uncles]] forced him into. Cousin [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Dewey]], whom we meet before the others, still wears a necklace of alligator teeth that have been in the family for years.
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