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17th Nov '17 5:32:04 AM Snicka
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See also GoodColorsEvilColors and DressCodedForYourConvenience for when you want to do this with [[MostWritersAreHuman Non-Non-Humans]]. See WhatMeasureIsANonCute and UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart. Whenever you expect the above codes to hold true, but they don't, you may be dealing with a KillerRabbit. For the circumstances that could have led to this trope, see GoodTamingEvilTaming. For sub-tropes dealing with specific animals, look at the PleasantAnimalsIndex and the ScaryAnimalsIndex.

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See also GoodColorsEvilColors and DressCodedForYourConvenience for when you want to do this with [[MostWritersAreHuman Non-Non-Humans]]. See WhatMeasureIsANonCute WhatMeasureIsANonCute, where the "goodness" of an animal is correlated with its cuteness, and UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart.UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart, when the "good" and "evil" animals are paired up against each other. Whenever you expect the above codes to hold true, but they don't, you may be dealing with a KillerRabbit. For the circumstances that could have led to this trope, see GoodTamingEvilTaming. For sub-tropes dealing with specific animals, look at the PleasantAnimalsIndex and the ScaryAnimalsIndex.
16th Nov '17 10:20:40 PM DarthWalrus
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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' kept with the vehicular version, but made it narrower -- its main Autobots are all non-combat vehicles (even Bulkhead, a military transport), whereas its Decepticons are mostly heavy-hitting war machines. The "Autobots drive, Decepticons fly" thing was also enforced and pointed out; until Jetstorm and Jetfire, flying Autobots didn't ''exist'' (unless you counted the Omega Sentinels), whereas four of the five main Decepticons are planes or helicopters. Contrast Optimus Prime's ever-present "Autobots, Transform and Roll Out!" with Megatron's new EvilCounterpart, "Decepticons, Transform and [[TheResistanceWillNotBeCivilized Rise Up!]]".

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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' kept with the vehicular version, but made it narrower -- its main Autobots are all non-combat vehicles (even Bulkhead, a military transport), whereas its Decepticons are mostly heavy-hitting war machines. The "Autobots drive, Decepticons fly" thing was also enforced and pointed out; until Jetstorm and Jetfire, flying Autobots didn't ''exist'' (unless you counted the Omega Sentinels), whereas four of the five main Decepticons are planes or helicopters. Contrast Optimus Prime's ever-present "Autobots, Transform and Roll Out!" with Megatron's new EvilCounterpart, "Decepticons, Transform and [[TheResistanceWillNotBeCivilized [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Rise Up!]]".
16th Nov '17 10:19:54 PM DarthWalrus
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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' kept with the vehicular version, but made it narrower -- its main Autobots are all non-combat vehicles (even Bulkhead, a military transport), whereas its Decepticons are mostly heavy-hitting war machines. The "Autobots drive, Decepticons fly" thing was also enforced and pointed out; until Jetstorm and Jetfire, flying Autobots didn't ''exist'' (unless you counted the Omega Sentinels), whereas four of the five main Decepticons are planes or helicopters.

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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' kept with the vehicular version, but made it narrower -- its main Autobots are all non-combat vehicles (even Bulkhead, a military transport), whereas its Decepticons are mostly heavy-hitting war machines. The "Autobots drive, Decepticons fly" thing was also enforced and pointed out; until Jetstorm and Jetfire, flying Autobots didn't ''exist'' (unless you counted the Omega Sentinels), whereas four of the five main Decepticons are planes or helicopters. Contrast Optimus Prime's ever-present "Autobots, Transform and Roll Out!" with Megatron's new EvilCounterpart, "Decepticons, Transform and [[TheResistanceWillNotBeCivilized Rise Up!]]".
5th Nov '17 3:23:01 PM schoi30
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Some animals, like [[PrettyButterflies butterflies]], [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin dolphins]], [[HonorableElephant elephants]], [[TheMarvelousDeer deer]], [[PlayfulOtter otters]], [[PandaingToTheAudience pandas]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]], [[NiceMice mice]], [[TurtlePower turtles]] (except for maybe snapping turtles), and [[EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies dogs]] (aside from a few breeds), are usually portrayed as good, friendly, or nice. Some animals, like [[ThreateningShark sharks]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodiles]], [[BatOutOfHell bats]], [[CreepyCrows crows]], [[CirclingVultures vultures]], [[WickedWeasel weasels]], and [[YouDirtyRat rats]], are usually just portrayed as bad, mean, or evil. Others animals that typecast as bad, like cats, ducks, parrots, alligators, and wolves, can just as easily be either/or in stories. Some animals, like big cats (lions, tigers, etc.), bears, bees, pigs, rabbits and hares, monkeys, foxes, owls, and birds of prey (hawks, eagles, and falcons), can be either/or.

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Some animals, like [[PrettyButterflies butterflies]], [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin dolphins]], [[HonorableElephant elephants]], [[TheMarvelousDeer deer]], [[PlayfulOtter otters]], [[PandaingToTheAudience pandas]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]], [[NiceMice mice]], [[TurtlePower turtles]] (except for maybe snapping turtles), and [[EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies dogs]] (aside from a few breeds), are usually portrayed as good, friendly, or nice. Some animals, like [[ThreateningShark sharks]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodiles]], [[BatOutOfHell bats]], [[CreepyCrows crows]], [[CirclingVultures vultures]], [[WickedWeasel weasels]], and [[YouDirtyRat rats]], are usually just portrayed as bad, mean, or evil. Others animals that typecast as bad, like cats, ducks, parrots, alligators, and wolves, can just as easily be either/or in stories. Some animals, like big cats (lions, tigers, etc.), bears, bees, lizards, pigs, rabbits and hares, monkeys, foxes, owls, and birds of prey (hawks, eagles, and falcons), can be either/or.
5th Nov '17 3:22:28 PM schoi30
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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' plays with this trope. In a world of anthropomorphic animals naturally all the different species would have good and bad individuals, nevertheless the main heroes and villains do play the trope straight. For example the main heroes [[BearyFriendly are bears]], [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys orangutans]] and a [[KingOfBeasts lion]], whilst the most recurrent villains are a [[CatsAreMean tiger]], a [[BigBadWolf band of wolf pirates]], [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile a gangster crocodile]] and his two goons a [[RhinoRampage rhino]] and a [[KillerGorilla gorilla]], and the [[FullBoarAction boar-like Thembrians]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' plays with this trope. In a world of anthropomorphic animals naturally all the different species would have good and bad individuals, nevertheless the main heroes and villains do play the trope straight. For example the main heroes are [[BearyFriendly are bears]], [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys orangutans]] and a [[KingOfBeasts lion]], whilst the most recurrent villains are a [[CatsAreMean tiger]], a [[BigBadWolf [[SavageWolves band of wolf pirates]], [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile a gangster crocodile]] and his two goons a [[RhinoRampage rhino]] and a [[KillerGorilla gorilla]], and the [[FullBoarAction boar-like Thembrians]].
5th Nov '17 3:21:13 PM schoi30
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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' plays with this trope. In a world of anthropomorphic animals naturally all the different species would have good and bad individuals, nevertheless the main heroes and villains do play the trope straight. For example the main heroes [[BearyFriendly are bears]], [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys orangutans]] and a [[KingOfBeasts lion]], whilst the most recurrent villains are a [[CatsAreMean tiger]], a [[BigBadWolf band of wolf pirates]], [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent a gangster crocodile]] and his two goons a [[RhinoRampage Rhino]] and a [[KillerGorilla Gorilla]] and the boar-like [[FullBoarAction Thembrians]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' plays with this trope. In a world of anthropomorphic animals naturally all the different species would have good and bad individuals, nevertheless the main heroes and villains do play the trope straight. For example the main heroes [[BearyFriendly are bears]], [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys orangutans]] and a [[KingOfBeasts lion]], whilst the most recurrent villains are a [[CatsAreMean tiger]], a [[BigBadWolf band of wolf pirates]], [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile a gangster crocodile]] and his two goons a [[RhinoRampage Rhino]] rhino]] and a [[KillerGorilla Gorilla]] gorilla]], and the boar-like [[FullBoarAction boar-like Thembrians]].
2nd Nov '17 6:06:46 PM schoi30
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Some animals, like [[PrettyButterflies butterflies]], [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin dolphins]], [[HonorableElephant elephants]], [[TheMarvelousDeer deer]], [[PlayfulOtter otters]], [[PandaingToTheAudience pandas]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]], [[NiceMice mice]], [[TurtlePower turtles]] (except for maybe snapping turtles), and [[EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies dogs]] (aside from a few breeds), are usually portrayed as good, friendly, or nice. Some animals, like [[ThreateningShark sharks]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodiles]], [[BatOutOfHell bats]], [[CreepyCrows crows]], [[CirclingVultures vultures]], [[WickedWeasel weasels]], and [[YouDirtyRat rats]], are usually just portrayed as bad, mean, or evil. Others animals that typecast as bad, like cats, ducks, parrots, alligators, and wolves, can just as easily be either/or in stories. Some animals, like bears, bees, pigs, rabbits and hares, monkeys, foxes, owls, and birds of prey (hawks, eagles, and falcons), can be either/or.

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Some animals, like [[PrettyButterflies butterflies]], [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin dolphins]], [[HonorableElephant elephants]], [[TheMarvelousDeer deer]], [[PlayfulOtter otters]], [[PandaingToTheAudience pandas]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]], [[NiceMice mice]], [[TurtlePower turtles]] (except for maybe snapping turtles), and [[EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies dogs]] (aside from a few breeds), are usually portrayed as good, friendly, or nice. Some animals, like [[ThreateningShark sharks]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodiles]], [[BatOutOfHell bats]], [[CreepyCrows crows]], [[CirclingVultures vultures]], [[WickedWeasel weasels]], and [[YouDirtyRat rats]], are usually just portrayed as bad, mean, or evil. Others animals that typecast as bad, like cats, ducks, parrots, alligators, and wolves, can just as easily be either/or in stories. Some animals, like big cats (lions, tigers, etc.), bears, bees, pigs, rabbits and hares, monkeys, foxes, owls, and birds of prey (hawks, eagles, and falcons), can be either/or.
29th Oct '17 10:35:01 AM BattleMaster
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** G1 also had several instances of Autobot teams vs Decepticon teams where the Autobots turned into vehicles while their Decepticon counterparts turned into animals. The most prominent examples was probably the Headmasters: Autobots included Highbrow, a futuristic helicopter, Hosehead, a fire truck, and Chromedome, a car, while Decepticons included Weirdwolf, [[CaptainObvious a wolf]], Mindwipe, a giant vampire bat, and Skullcruncher, a crocodile.
29th Oct '17 10:19:58 AM BattleMaster
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* ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'': The cats (Nazis) [[CatsAreMean are bad]], and the mice (Jews) [[NiceMice are good]]. There are good and bad Polish pigs. Americans are portrayed as dogs. Other animals appear with varying attributes (British appear as fish, Swedes as reindeer, and a gypsy as a moth). Subverted somewhat, however, in that ''all'' Germans are cats, Nazi or otherwise. The nice German lady married to a Jewish mouse is still a striped cat (and their children are [[MixAndMatchChildren mice with tiger-like stripes]]).

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* ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'': The cats (Nazis) [[CatsAreMean are bad]], and the mice (Jews) [[NiceMice are good]]. There are good and bad Polish pigs. Americans are portrayed as dogs. Other animals appear with varying attributes (British appear as fish, Swedes as reindeer, and [[VisualPun a gypsy as a moth).moth]]). Subverted somewhat, however, in that ''all'' Germans are cats, Nazi or otherwise. The nice German lady married to a Jewish mouse is still a striped cat (and their children are [[MixAndMatchChildren mice with tiger-like stripes]]).
16th Oct '17 11:51:09 AM schoi30
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Some animals, like [[PrettyButterflies butterflies]], [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin dolphins]], [[HonorableElephant elephants]], [[TheMarvelousDeer deer]], [[PlayfulOtter otters]], [[PandaingToTheAudience pandas]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]], [[NiceMice mice]], [[TurtlePower turtles]] (except for maybe snapping turtles), and [[EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies dogs]] (aside from a few breeds), are usually portrayed as good, friendly, or nice. Some animals, like [[ThreateningShark sharks]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodiles]], [[BatOutOfHell bats]], [[CreepyCrows crows]], [[CirclingVultures vultures]], [[WickedWeasel weasels]], and [[YouDirtyRat rats]], are usually just portrayed as bad, mean, or evil. Others animals that typecast as bad, like cats, ducks, parrots, and wolves, can just as easily be either/or in stories. Some animals, like bears, bees, pigs, rabbits and hares, monkeys, foxes, owls, and birds of prey (hawks, eagles, and falcons), can be either/or.

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Some animals, like [[PrettyButterflies butterflies]], [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin dolphins]], [[HonorableElephant elephants]], [[TheMarvelousDeer deer]], [[PlayfulOtter otters]], [[PandaingToTheAudience pandas]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]], [[NiceMice mice]], [[TurtlePower turtles]] (except for maybe snapping turtles), and [[EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies dogs]] (aside from a few breeds), are usually portrayed as good, friendly, or nice. Some animals, like [[ThreateningShark sharks]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodiles]], [[BatOutOfHell bats]], [[CreepyCrows crows]], [[CirclingVultures vultures]], [[WickedWeasel weasels]], and [[YouDirtyRat rats]], are usually just portrayed as bad, mean, or evil. Others animals that typecast as bad, like cats, ducks, parrots, alligators, and wolves, can just as easily be either/or in stories. Some animals, like bears, bees, pigs, rabbits and hares, monkeys, foxes, owls, and birds of prey (hawks, eagles, and falcons), can be either/or.
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