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26th Jan '18 7:36:58 AM captainspycrab
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* ''Strongly'' [[http://www.bogleech.com/awfulhospital/climax-balmerdolphind7.png averted]] in ''{{Website/Bogleech}}'''s ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital''. Dolphins are the gleefully sadistic and violent servants of the Old Flesh, but even the Parliament, as best we can tell, can't do much more than point them in the desired direction and get out of the way as the dolphins destroy anything and everything they come across for no reason beyond 'fun'. Also, they reproduce parasitically and [[http://www.bogleech.com/awfulhospital/743.html emerge from their hosts]] in a manner not dissimilar to a [[{{Franchise/Alien}} chestburster.]] This is a running theme in Bog's works; see {{WebOriginal/Mortasheen}} below.


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* Averted (and combined with a dose of HumansAreTheRealMonsters) in {{WebOriginal/Mortasheen}} by [[{{Website/Bogleech}} Jonathan Wojcik]]. The 'Dolfury' monster is said to be a genetic combination of dolphin and human that was deemed 'too violent and cruel' to watch over ''human livestock'' by its [[OurVampiresAreDifferent octopus-vampire]] creator, who tried and failed to have them exterminated. They're regarded in-universe as one of the few examples of 'true evil' in a setting where BlueAndOrangeMorality is so prevalent that 'evil' as a concept practically doesn't exist anymore. Also, like Wojcik's other example above, they reproduce parasitically.
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16th Oct '17 3:50:57 AM jormis29
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* In ''Flipper and Lopaka'', Lopaka is Flipper's best friend and they go on many adventures together.

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* In ''Flipper and Lopaka'', ''WesternAnimation/FlipperAndLopaka'', Lopaka is Flipper's best friend and they go on many adventures together.
17th Sep '17 6:01:40 PM nombretomado
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* Johnny Clinton is taken on an under sea tour by intelligent dolphins in ''Dolphin Island'' by {{Arthur C Clarke}}.

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* Johnny Clinton is taken on an under sea tour by intelligent dolphins in ''Dolphin Island'' by {{Arthur C Clarke}}.Creator/ArthurCClarke.
13th Aug '17 3:35:07 PM WillKeaton
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** Despite this, captive orcas can still be dangerous animals if maltreated. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilikum_(orca) Tilikum]], for example, has killed three people while in captivity. He is believed to have been severely traumatized by his capture at the age of 1 and by the early years of his captivity, which he never fully recovered from.

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** Despite this, captive orcas can still be dangerous animals if maltreated. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilikum_(orca) Tilikum]], Tilikum,]] for example, has killed three people while in captivity. He is believed to have been severely traumatized by his capture at the age of 1 and by the early years of his captivity, which he never fully recovered from.
13th Aug '17 3:34:47 PM WillKeaton
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* Dolphins blow [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMCf7SNUb-Q bubble rings]].

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* Dolphins blow [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMCf7SNUb-Q bubble rings]].rings.]]
6th Aug '17 12:24:52 PM ElSquibbonator
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Sometimes overlaps with HeroicDolphin, or SapientCetaceans, or both. Compare SweetSeal, PlayfulOtter, and WarmHeartedWalrus.

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Sometimes overlaps with HeroicDolphin, or SapientCetaceans, or both. Compare SweetSeal, PlayfulOtter, and WarmHeartedWalrus.WarmHeartedWalrus for other friendly sea mammals.
6th Aug '17 12:24:24 PM ElSquibbonator
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* There are a number of instances of orcas (which are a species of dolphin) behaving friendly and playfully toward humans. One notable example is Keiko, the orca who starred in ''Film/FreeWilly''. Even after he was released to the wild, he was very friendly toward humans, and even let children ride on his back.

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* There are a number of instances of orcas (which are a species of dolphin) behaving friendly and playfully toward humans. One notable example is Keiko, the orca who starred in ''Film/FreeWilly''. Even after he was released to the wild, he was very friendly toward humans, and even let children ride on his back. Unfortunately, this meant that he failed to fully adapt back to the wild and died at the age of 27.
29th May '17 8:48:31 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Sierra}} game ''EcoQuest'', befriending a dolphin is what leads the main character on his adventure.

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* In the {{Sierra}} {{Creator/Sierra}} game ''EcoQuest'', ''VideoGame/EcoQuest'', befriending a dolphin is what leads the main character on his adventure.
21st May '17 12:50:22 PM DarkHunter
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* Goggle-wearing dolphins actually show up in the game ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''.

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* Goggle-wearing dolphins actually show up in the game ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''.''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. They don't harm Mario (intentionally) and can be used as platforms. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential And Yoshi can eat them.]]
7th Jan '17 10:52:27 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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In real life, the extent of this varies. Domestic dolphins are usually trained to be like this. Stories of friendly behaviour by wild dolphins abound and predate dolphin training, however wild dolphins are often hard to predict and like any other animal can be dangerous. Experts recommend keeping your distance from them.

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In real life, the extent of this varies. Domestic dolphins are usually trained to be like this. Stories this, and stories of friendly behaviour by wild dolphins abound and predate dolphin training, however training. However, wild dolphins are often hard to predict predict, and like any other animal animal, they can be dangerous. Experts recommend keeping your distance from them.
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