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19th Feb '17 2:33:28 PM Emperor_Oshron
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*** In the novel, he's [[JerkassHasAPoint actually consistently right,]] just constantly hamstrung by Hammond. He wanted multiple gas-powered jeeps, wanted to kill and dissect one of each kind of dinosaur so they could be made safe for the tourists - a reasonable request, considering ''the dilophosauri could spit acid'', and requested a large amount of high-caliber weaponry. He got two gas-powered jeeps (the rest were electric), one of which Nedry stole, and was denied the weaponry that might have saved lives on the island because Hammond wouldn't allow him anything that might damage his precious dinos. Luckily, [[spoiler: he's a total badass anyway, and [[KarmicDeath Hammond gets eaten by a bunch of Compys.]] Also, [[DeathByAdaptation unlike in the film]], he survives in the novel.]]
** Roland Tembo in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' is even closer, and has made his goal to turn over captured dinos to the BigBad in exchange for getting to hunt a bull male ''T. rex''.

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*** In the novel, he's [[JerkassHasAPoint actually consistently right,]] just constantly hamstrung by Hammond. He wanted multiple gas-powered jeeps, wanted to kill and dissect one of each kind of dinosaur so they could be made safe for the tourists - a reasonable request, considering ''the dilophosauri could spit acid'', and requested a large amount of high-caliber weaponry. He got two gas-powered jeeps (the rest were electric), one of which Nedry stole, and was denied most of the weaponry that might have saved lives on the island because Hammond wouldn't allow him anything that might damage his precious dinos.dinos; he finally convinced Hammond to let him have a rocket launcher on standby by threatening to blow the whistle on worker deaths that had already taken place before the story even begins, which were covered up as industrial accidents. Luckily, [[spoiler: he's a total badass anyway, and [[KarmicDeath Hammond gets eaten by a bunch of Compys.]] Also, [[DeathByAdaptation unlike in the film]], he survives in the novel.]]
** Roland Tembo in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' is even closer, and has made his goal to turn over captured dinos to the BigBad in exchange for getting to hunt a bull male ''T. rex''. [[spoiler: Like Muldoon in the novel, he also survives.]]
** Vic Hoskins in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' seems to fancy himself a Great White Hunter, but he's not.
23rd Jan '17 9:27:07 AM LadyNorbert
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* Sidestepped by Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) in ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. He has all the characteristics, but Connery plays him as a very world weary man, in a company that only just barely needs his skills.

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* Sidestepped by Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) (Creator/SeanConnery) in ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. He has all the characteristics, but Connery plays him as a very world weary man, in a company that only just barely needs his skills. Bonus points for the fact that the BigBad actually calls him "the great white hunter."
20th Jan '17 7:39:32 PM Luppercus
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* Maston Thrust in ''Film/TheLastDinosaur''. He's a world famous hunter and wants to hunt the eponymous last dinosaur, a TRex. Interestingly he considers himself the last of his kind too as he says so at the end of the movie.
16th Jan '17 3:13:46 PM Luppercus
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* [[PunnyName Haunter]] the ghost of a stereotypical British safari hunter is one of the enemies of the ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters''.
12th Dec '16 8:05:32 PM lorgskyegon
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* John James Audobon (for whom the bird conservationist Audobon Society was named) was a renowned bird painter. He managed such amazing paintings because he shot them and posed them while dead.
12th Nov '16 4:54:20 PM nombretomado
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* Sean Mercer (JohnWayne) in the movie ''Film/{{Hatari}}''.

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* Sean Mercer (JohnWayne) (Creator/JohnWayne) in the movie ''Film/{{Hatari}}''.
10th Nov '16 7:20:52 PM foxley
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* ''Film/BringingUpBaby'': Maj. Applewhite is one, which leads to some hilarity when Susan describes David as one and Applewhite starts firing questions at him.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BewareThebatman'', Paul Kirk posed as one publicly to cover up his activities as the government spy Manhunter.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BewareThebatman'', ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'', Paul Kirk posed as one publicly to cover up his activities as the government spy Manhunter.
10th Nov '16 7:18:46 PM foxley
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BewareThebatman'', Paul Kirk posed as one publicly to cover up his activities as the government spy Manhunter.
10th Nov '16 7:14:03 PM foxley
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* Played for BlackComedy in ''Film/BigGame'' Hazar is acting out a Great White Hunter fantasy and even poses with Moore in a classic "hunter with his trophy" pose.
10th Nov '16 4:51:46 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* There's also a DC hero called B'wana Beast (a white guy granted mystical powers by a magic helmet and a special potion). His successor, Freedom Beast, might count...except he's black...

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* There's also a DC hero called B'wana Beast (a white guy granted mystical powers by a magic helmet and a special potion). His successor, Freedom Beast, might count... except he's black...black....



* [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in the 1966 family film ''Maya,'' which is actually about a quest to save a sacred white elephant. The young protagonist of the story journeys to India to meet his father, who lives on a plantation in the country and supposedly lives this trope. When he gets there, however, he finds that all the cages are empty of animals and have fallen to rust and disrepair. Gradually, the truth comes out...and it proves to be quite ugly. The boy's father was indeed known as a great hunter until he was clawed by a tiger, which traumatized him so much that he has devolved into a DirtyCoward who could no longer bring himself to hunt true wild game and now only uses his gun to kill small, weak, or tamed animals out of spite (such as when, without provocation, he shoots a tamed cheetah that his son had befriended). Eventually, though, the father redeems himself by rescuing his son, another boy his age, and a baby elephant from being eaten by a pack of tigers in the aptly named "Valley of the Tigers".

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* [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in the 1966 family film ''Maya,'' which is actually about a quest to save a sacred white elephant. The young protagonist of the story journeys to India to meet his father, who lives on a plantation in the country and supposedly lives this trope. When he gets there, however, he finds that all the cages are empty of animals and have fallen to rust and disrepair. Gradually, the truth comes out... and it proves to be quite ugly. The boy's father was indeed known as a great hunter until he was clawed by a tiger, which traumatized him so much that he has devolved into a DirtyCoward who could no longer bring himself to hunt true wild game and now only uses his gun to kill small, weak, or tamed animals out of spite (such as when, without provocation, he shoots a tamed cheetah that his son had befriended). Eventually, though, the father redeems himself by rescuing his son, another boy his age, and a baby elephant from being eaten by a pack of tigers in the aptly named "Valley of the Tigers".
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