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16th Jun '17 4:13:39 AM morane
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* Subverted (and somewhat superceded) by Great White Photographers, who may travel anywhere in the world and pay atrocious fees to even get a chance of ''photographing'' wildlife in their natural habitats. Photography is colloquially called "shooting"... so, you do the math.
31st May '17 10:33:01 AM jamespolk
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* Captain C.G. Biggar from the Creator/PGWodehouse novel ''[[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Ring for Jeeves]]''.

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* Captain C.G. Biggar from the Creator/PGWodehouse Literature/JeevesAndWooster novel ''[[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Ring for Jeeves]]''.''Literature/RingForJeeves''. How he met Rosalinda, as her husband was killed by a lion on one of Captain Biggar's African expeditions.
30th Apr '17 5:42:11 PM lorgskyegon
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* [[CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] had an imaginary personality named Safari Al who was this trope.
22nd Apr '17 10:52:46 PM morane
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The heroic counterpart to the EgomaniacHunter and the EvilPoacher, the Great White Hunter is a heroic big game hunter. He is most likely a GentlemanAdventurer, but he could also be an earthier type who leads safaris for a living. Either way, he will be an expert tracker, a crack shot, and skilled at wilderness survival.

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The heroic counterpart to the EgomaniacHunter and the EvilPoacher, the Great White Hunter is a heroic big game hunter. He is most likely a GentlemanAdventurer, but he could also be an earthier type who leads safaris for a living. Either way, he will be an expert tracker, a crack shot, and skilled at wilderness survival.
survival. He may have learned his trade as a HunterTrapper.
22nd Apr '17 2:16:13 PM morane
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DeliberateValuesDissonance might come up if the story is trying to impart AnAesop about respecting the lives of wild animals. Often, however, this character ''does'' admire animals even as he kills them, considering them a WorthyOpponent of sorts. Some may even consider hunting something that doesn't have a chance of fighting back to be unsportsmanlike.

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DeliberateValuesDissonance might come up if the story is trying to impart AnAesop about respecting the lives of wild animals. Often, however, this character ''does'' admire animals even as he kills them, considering them a WorthyOpponent of sorts. Some may even consider hunting something that doesn't have a chance of fighting back to be unsportsmanlike.
unsportsmanlike. Sometimes he does it merely out of necessity: there is a dangerous predator with [[IAmAHumanitarian taste on human flesh]] at the wild, and native hunters have failed neutralizing the threat, so he is called to do the job.
10th Apr '17 2:21:30 PM nombretomado
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* The player character of the 1980 {{Sega}} game ''Tranquilizer Gun'' (which was also released for the SG-1000 as ''Safari Hunting'').

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* The player character of the 1980 {{Sega}} Creator/{{Sega}} game ''Tranquilizer Gun'' (which was also released for the SG-1000 as ''Safari Hunting'').
22nd Mar '17 3:48:20 PM Az_Tech341
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* In the movie adaptation of ''Film/{{Congo}}'', Captain Munro Kelly introduces himself to the team with the line "I'm your Great White Hunter for this trip, though I happen to be black." This is, of course, because the book Munroe was a more-or-less straight example, who the movie then made black in order to add diversity to the cast. In an interview, the director claimed he cast Ernie Hudson as the hunter because he disliked this trope. In the book, Munro was less a Great White Hunter and more along the lines of all the other white mercenaries running around in Africa at the time of writing, also he was half Indian

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* In the movie adaptation of ''Film/{{Congo}}'', Captain Munro Kelly introduces himself to the team with the line "I'm your Great White Hunter for this trip, though I happen to be black." This is, of course, because the book Munroe was a more-or-less straight example, who the movie then made black in order to add diversity to the cast. In an interview, the director claimed he cast Ernie Hudson as the hunter because he disliked this trope. In the book, Munro was less a Great White Hunter and more along the lines of all the other white mercenaries running around in Africa at the time of writing, also he was half IndianIndian.
15th Mar '17 4:11:07 AM foxley
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* Conrad in ''Film/KongSkullIsland''. He is hired for the expedition because of ability as a tracker, and his jungle survival skills. His skills are tested to their limit on Skull Island, and just about every action he takes is to keep other expedition members alive.
6th Mar '17 4:08:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx's]] famous character Capt. Geoffrey Spaulding from the film ''Theatre/AnimalCrackers'' is a parody of this trope.

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* [[TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx's]] Creator/GrouchoMarx's famous character Capt. Geoffrey Spaulding from the film ''Theatre/AnimalCrackers'' is a parody of this trope.
1st Mar '17 11:28:34 AM Allronix
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* In ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', the Consular's first companion is a Trandoshan named Qyzen Fess. Hunting is a religious rite among his people with their goddess keeping score of a hunter's lifetime kills. (After the Consular defeats an enemy who managed to get the drop on him, he sees them as an avatar or "herald" of his goddess) Sentient or non-sentient matters little, though Qyzen prefers the latter. (They are bitter rivals to the Wookiees, however, and killing a Wookiee is a ''lot'' of "points." Qyzen even gifts the Consular with the pelt of a particularly difficult to kill Wookiee). Before deciding to go on his sacred hunt, he used to be a BountyHunter. A character comments that if he enjoyed hunting criminals as much as he liked hunting hostile wildlife, he'd be a household name. In the Knights of the Fallen Empire arc, a non-Consular Outlander can only get him to sign on with their team if they prove themselves by taking out several world bosses.
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