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4th Aug '16 1:39:44 AM Fangusu
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* Averted in one of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Treehouse of Horror episodes, where an army of dolphins kill and kick everyone out of Springfield.

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* Averted Inverted in one of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Treehouse of Horror episodes, where an army of dolphins kill and or kick everyone out of Springfield.



* Accounts of persons lost at sea being rescued and pushed toward safety by HeroicDolphins may be a FridgeHorror version of the FriendlyPlayfulDolphin. Those who were inadvertently pushed toward safety lived to tell the tale. Those who weren't, didn't.
29th Jun '16 7:24:03 AM Nippertipper
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In real life, the extent of this varies. Domestic dolphins are usually trained to be like this. Stories of friendly behavior 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 of friendly behavior 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.
3rd May '16 10:05:55 PM Adept
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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 ''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 ''FreeWilly''.''Film/FreeWilly''. Even after he was released to the wild, he was very friendly toward humans, and even let children ride on his back.
3rd May '16 5:37:07 AM ajbit26
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* ZeusAndRoxanne, the movie about the friendship between a dog and a dolphin.
6th Feb '16 12:46:31 PM Phys101
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* Accounts of persons lost at sea being rescued and pushed toward safety by HeroicDolphins may be a FridgeHorror version of the FriendlyPlayfulDolphin. Those who were inadvertently pushed toward safety lived to tell the tale. Those who weren't, didn't.
23rd Dec '15 12:10:00 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ''Dolphin Song'' is about a girl a becomes friends with dolphins and learns how to communicating with them.

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* ''Dolphin Song'' is about a girl a who becomes friends with dolphins and learns how to communicating communicate with them.
5th Sep '15 10:20:33 AM rjd1922
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* The first two VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin games nearly avert it (the lone exception being Ecco being challenged to jump really high by a podmate), since the dolphins in question are in the middle of a war with space aliens, but ''[[OddballInTheSeries Ecco Jr.]]'' is about baby dolphins romping around, and ''Defender of the Future'' has a few playful minigames.

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* The first two VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'' games nearly avert it (the lone exception being Ecco being challenged to jump really high by a podmate), since the dolphins in question are in the middle of a war with space aliens, but ''[[OddballInTheSeries Ecco Jr.]]'' is about baby dolphins romping around, and ''Defender of the Future'' has a few playful minigames.
26th Jun '15 9:20:08 PM Angeldeb82
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* In Discworld/{{The Last Hero}} Evil Harry Dread (a wannabe {{Evil Overlord}}) was conned into buying a pod of these for his {{Shark Pool}}.

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* In Discworld/{{The Last Hero}} Discworld/TheLastHero Evil Harry Dread (a wannabe {{Evil Overlord}}) EvilOverlord) was conned into buying a pod of these for his {{Shark Pool}}.SharkPool.



* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in Alastair Reynolds' ''Chasm City''. The first of the Sky Haussman flashback episode introduces you to children Sky and Constanza who evade their parents' oversight to go visit the dolphins who are kept in the spaceship they live in. That looks very cute and slightly cliché... until you meet the dolphins, who after being used as experimental subjects by a radical transhumanist group and then kept and bred in captivity for centuries, have turned sadistic and totally psychotic.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} in Alastair Reynolds' ''Chasm City''. The first of the Sky Haussman flashback episode introduces you to children Sky and Constanza who evade their parents' oversight to go visit the dolphins who are kept in the spaceship they live in. That looks very cute and slightly cliché... until you meet the dolphins, who after being used as experimental subjects by a radical transhumanist group and then kept and bred in captivity for centuries, have turned sadistic and totally psychotic.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'', there's a dolphin that's [[AndroclesLion trapped under an anchor]] ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill in grimy toxic water]]''. Swimming up into the ship and slamming the button to drag the anchor off of him causes him to thank you by leaving behind a [[{{Macguffin}} Jiggy]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'', ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', there's a dolphin that's [[AndroclesLion trapped under an anchor]] ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill in grimy toxic water]]''. Swimming up into the ship and slamming the button to drag the anchor off of him causes him to thank you by leaving behind a [[{{Macguffin}} [[MacGuffin Jiggy]].



* The first two EccoTheDolphin games nearly avert it (the lone exception being Ecco being challenged to jump really high by a podmate), since the dolphins in question are in the middle of a war with space aliens, but ''[[OddballInTheSeries Ecco Jr.]]'' is about baby dolphins romping around, and ''Defender of the Future'' has a few playful minigames.

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* The first two EccoTheDolphin VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin games nearly avert it (the lone exception being Ecco being challenged to jump really high by a podmate), since the dolphins in question are in the middle of a war with space aliens, but ''[[OddballInTheSeries Ecco Jr.]]'' is about baby dolphins romping around, and ''Defender of the Future'' has a few playful minigames.
28th May '15 4:16:19 PM nombretomado
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* Keyop in ''BattleOfThePlanets'' befriends a playful dolphin.

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* Keyop in ''BattleOfThePlanets'' ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets'' befriends a playful dolphin.
23rd May '15 5:44:49 PM SSJMagus
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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.
*** Ironically two of these deaths were caused because he wanted to play with humans, [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength but did not know that they were easily breakable and couldn't survive long underwater.]] The exact circumstances of one of the deaths is unknown, because the victim had covertly stayed in the park after it closed and then [[TooDumbToLive snuck past the guards to swim with the orcas]].

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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. \n 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.
*** Ironically two of these deaths were caused because he wanted to play with humans, [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength but did not know that they were easily breakable and couldn't survive long underwater.]] The exact circumstances of one of the deaths is unknown, because the victim had covertly stayed in the park after it closed and then [[TooDumbToLive snuck past the guards to swim with the orcas]]. It's also possible that in the first instance he wasn't trying to play, but to defend the two other whales in the tank (who unknown to the trainers were both pregnant).
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