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19th Jul '17 1:03:54 PM Macsen
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* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'': The TropeNamer. It's the central concept of the story: as Napoleon (a pig) became more tyrannical and corrupt, he ultimately abandons one of the most important characteristics that the animals took pride in because of how it made them different from the humans - the notion that four legs are good and two legs are bad - and decides to walk on two legs, like a human.

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* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'': The TropeNamer. It's the central concept of the story: as Napoleon (a pig) became more tyrannical and corrupt, he ultimately abandons one of the most important characteristics that the animals took pride in because of how it made them different from the humans - the notion that four legs are good and two legs are bad - and decides to walk on two legs, like a human. This, naturally, led the ever-obeisant sheep to start chanting this trope name.
16th Jul '17 11:19:45 PM MBG
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* The intelligent apes in the ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes'' reboot trilogy are shown walking on two legs most of the time. When they need to move quickly, they knuckle-walk.
31st May '17 5:51:13 AM Sharlee
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* Young mice go through a "hopper" stage when they first develop the ability to move out of the nest, probably because their hind legs have more strength and stamina than their forelegs.

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* Young mice go through a "hopper" stage when they first develop the ability to move out of the nest, jumping on their hind feet as much as they walk on all fours. This is probably because early on, their hind legs have more strength and stamina than their forelegs.
31st May '17 5:49:32 AM Sharlee
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* Young mice go through a "hopper" stage when they first develop the ability to move out of the nest, probably because their hind legs have more strength and stamina than their forelegs.
6th Apr '17 12:20:22 PM Sharlee
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** Most mammals that are bipedal, like kangaroos, wallabies, jumping mice, kangaroo rats, jerboas, and springhares, hop bipedally rather than walk that way, and sifakas and indris stand and leap on two legs.

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** Most mammals that are bipedal, like kangaroos, wallabies, jumping mice, kangaroo rats, jerboas, and springhares, hop bipedally rather than walk that way, and sifakas and indris stand and leap sideways on two legs.
6th Apr '17 12:18:30 PM Sharlee
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* Beavers walk on their hind legs to carry armloads of mud and vegetation for use in constructing dams and lodges.
2nd Apr '17 9:01:18 PM jakeroo123
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** Pikachu is classified as a quadruped, as well, but Ash's Pikachu almost always stands on two legs. This isn't true for all Pikachu, as wild Pikachu tend to stand on all fours.
24th Feb '17 3:30:32 PM ngh93
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-->--''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''

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-->--''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''
-->--'''Shaw''', ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''
18th Feb '17 11:49:29 PM rva98014
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* Normally, mammals in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' always walk on two legs, on fully plantigrade stances at that. When some mammals start inexplicably "going savage," acting like animals in our world, they start walking "down on all fours" all the time. In-universe, it comes across as frightening and disturbing as it would be to see humans suddenly doing the same.

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* Normally, mammals in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' always walk on two legs, on fully plantigrade stances at that. but will occasionally shift to four legs when stealth or extra dexterity is called for. When some mammals start inexplicably "going savage," acting like animals in our world, an animal goes savage they start walking "down on are shown to revert to four-legged movement at all fours" all the time. In-universe, it comes across as frightening and disturbing as it would be to see humans suddenly doing the same.
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24th Jan '17 11:01:29 PM PaulA
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* In the Disney adaptation of ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'', Cyril Proudbottom the horse sometimes stood on two legs, but Mr. Toad, Ratty, Mole, Badger, and the weasels always stood on two legs.

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* In the Disney adaptation ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' segment of ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'', ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'', Cyril Proudbottom the horse sometimes stood on two legs, but Mr. Toad, Ratty, Mole, Badger, and the weasels always stood on two legs.
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