History Main / HorseofaDifferentColor

6th May '16 3:52:43 AM jormis29
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* Strangely, the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Doduo and Dodrio -- based off of ostriches -- can learn Fly in the games. The anime makes a clever justification when Falkner's Dodrio makes a leap that makes it look like it ''is'' flying, though the birds are usually ridden as land mounts when seen.

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* Strangely, the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Doduo and Dodrio -- based off of ostriches -- can learn Fly in the games. The anime makes a clever justification when Falkner's Dodrio makes a leap that makes it look like it ''is'' flying, though the birds are usually ridden as land mounts when seen. Though ''WebComic/AwkwardZombie'' suggests [[HeliCritter a different way]] that [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?comic=030711 they could fly]].



** [[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=030711 Mystery of flight solved for Doduo!]]
* There are undead units in ''BattleForWesnoth'' which ride skeletal 'chocobones' which are a clear parody of the Final Fantasy birds.

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** [[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=030711 Mystery of flight solved for Doduo!]]
* There are undead units in ''BattleForWesnoth'' ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'' which ride skeletal 'chocobones' which are a clear parody of the Final Fantasy birds.
5th May '16 1:35:03 PM saiixpuppy
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* Strangely, the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Duduo and Dodrio -- based off of ostriches -- can learn Fly in the games. The anime makes a clever justification when Falkner's Dodrio makes a leap that makes it look like it ''is'' flying, though the birds are usually ridden as land mounts when seen.

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* Strangely, the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Duduo Doduo and Dodrio -- based off of ostriches -- can learn Fly in the games. The anime makes a clever justification when Falkner's Dodrio makes a leap that makes it look like it ''is'' flying, though the birds are usually ridden as land mounts when seen.
29th Apr '16 12:35:16 PM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' takes it to a LiteralMetaphor, as the Gatekeeper states that the purple horse is "a horse of a different color!"
27th Apr '16 10:39:23 AM JMQwilleran
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* The various world-settings in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series use a type of giant bird called a Chocobo as a riding mount. Some variations of them can fly (usually black), though most of them are ground-based. Travelling on one moves faster than just walking, and usually [[EncounterRepellant avoids running into random encounters]] while riding one. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' also includes chocobos that can run over water, oceans, and mountains, but you have to breed them first.

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* The various world-settings in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series use a type of giant bird called a Chocobo as a riding mount. Some variations of them can fly (usually black), though most of them are ground-based. Travelling on one moves faster than just walking, and usually [[EncounterRepellant avoids running into random encounters]] while riding one. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' also includes chocobos that can run over water, oceans, and mountains, but you have to breed them first. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has chocobos with similar capabilities, the catch being that it's actually all just one chocobo that you can keep upgrading throughout the game. You can eventually have it gain all of the capabilities of the gold chocobo from ''VII'' and if you boost it to the max, it can even fly
26th Apr '16 5:08:28 PM Theriocephalus
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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: The Space Wolves often ride Fenrisian wolves into battle. Now obviously, a seven-foot-tall PowereArmored bearded space Viking would be a bit much for a wolf, but fortunately Fenrisian wolves can grow to the size of a Rhino. No, not the African ungulate, [[CanisMajor that's how big the standard wolf is]]. We're talking Rhino the AwesomePersonnelCarrier, which can carry a dozen Space Marines.

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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: The Space Wolves often ride Fenrisian wolves into battle. Now obviously, a seven-foot-tall PowereArmored {{Powere Armor}}ed bearded space Viking would be a bit much for a wolf, but fortunately Fenrisian wolves can grow to the size of a Rhino. No, not the African ungulate, [[CanisMajor that's how big the standard wolf is]]. We're talking Rhino the AwesomePersonnelCarrier, which can carry a dozen Space Marines.



** Goblins ride (normal-sized) wolves, while forest goblins ride giant spiders.
** Certain Elf Princes can ride to battle on a literal White Lion.

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** Goblins ride (normal-sized) wolves, while forest goblins ride giant spiders.
spiders, and some night goblins ride cave squigs -- balls of fungus, teeth and nasty temperament.
** Certain Elf Princes princes can ride to battle on a literal White Lion.white lions.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' many large clans use large and varying animals as mounts, for transport and battles. The Val'Sarghress breed and train [[CanisMajor horse sized wolves]], the Vel'Sharen ride elephant sized [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] and the Val'Sullisin'rune ride [[PantheraAwesome horse sized tigers]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' many large clans use large and varying animals as mounts, for transport and battles. The Val'Sarghress breed and train [[CanisMajor horse sized horse-sized wolves]], the Vel'Sharen ride elephant sized elephant-sized [[OurDragonsAreDifferent flightless dragons]] and the Val'Sullisin'rune ride [[PantheraAwesome horse sized horse-sized tigers]].



* Like many other worlds, in ancient times Dragons were used as mounts in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' world, before being hunted to near extinction. The Sky Bison of the air-nomads are in a similar state; giant, intelligent six legged oxen with beaver tails that could fly, now with only one member of their species - Appa - believed left alive. As of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', however, a new colony of Sky Bison have been found, which gives hope that the species can be repopulated. This is also true of dragons, if Zuko's pet dragon Druk is anything to go by.

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* Like many other fantasy worlds, in ancient times Dragons were used as mounts in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' world, before being hunted to near extinction. The Sky Bison of the air-nomads are in a similar state; giant, intelligent six legged oxen with beaver tails that could fly, now with only one member of their species - Appa - believed left alive. As of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', however, a new colony of Sky Bison have been found, which gives hope that the species can be repopulated. This is also true of dragons, if Zuko's pet dragon Druk is anything to go by.
18th Apr '16 1:11:56 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' uses, unsurpringly, dinosaurs of all stripes, mostly hadrosauruses and deinonychuses, although larger beasts such as T-rexes, triceratopses or various sauropods are also ridden in and out of combat.
17th Apr '16 5:47:53 PM Quanyails
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': There are a number of different breeds of winged horses (based in part on the legend of Pegasus and Bellerophon), according to ''[[WordOfGod Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them]]''. Hogwarts employs thestrals, probably the ''least'' horse-like breed. Then there are the hippogriffs, first seen in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': There are a number of different breeds of winged horses (based in part on the legend of Pegasus and Bellerophon), according to ''[[WordOfGod Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them]]''.''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''. Hogwarts employs thestrals, probably the ''least'' horse-like breed. Then there are the hippogriffs, first seen in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.
12th Apr '16 9:44:13 PM Theriocephalus
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** Emus have been used as mounts in much the same manner.



* Reindeer [[EskimosArentReal (yes they exist)]] are the only deer that can be said to be domesticated. They can be ridden or trained to pull sleds or carriages.

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* Reindeer [[EskimosArentReal (yes they exist)]] are the only deer that can be said to be domesticated. They can be ridden or trained to pull sleds or carriages.



* Camels, for both one-humped dromedaries and two-humped Bactrian species. Subverted with their llama cousins, who aren't strong enough to carry a grown human and seldom tolerate much close contact with people but can be used as pack animals. The even smaller and daintier alpacas (effectively "sheep of a different color") are an even worse choice for a mount though they are less bad tempered than llamas.

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* Camels, for both one-humped dromedaries and two-humped Bactrian species. Subverted with Llamas have been ridden as well, although their llama cousins, who aren't strong enough to carry a grown human and seldom tolerate much close contact with people but can be used foul temper makes them impractical as pack animals. The even smaller and daintier alpacas (effectively "sheep of a different color") are an even worse choice for a mount though they are less bad tempered than llamas.mounts.



* While nobody was around to ride them at the time, Nature took a shot at duplicating the modern horse with the Notohippidae, an extinct family of notoungulates from Eocene and Oligocene South America. With grazing teeth, long faces, and a roughly equine build suitable for running, they resembled true horses via convergent evolution and existed simultaneously with ''Mesohippus'' and other proto-horse genera, but were only distantly related to true horses.
* [[http://www.messybeast.com/history/working3.htm Here]] are some examples.
* There are emu riders and it is good.

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* While nobody was around to ride them at the time, Nature took a shot at duplicating the modern horse with the Notohippidae, an extinct family of notoungulates from Eocene and Oligocene South America. With grazing teeth, long faces, and a roughly equine build suitable for running, they resembled true horses via convergent evolution and existed simultaneously with ''Mesohippus'' and other proto-horse genera, but were only distantly related to true horses.
* [[http://www.messybeast.com/history/working3.htm Here]] are some examples.
* There are emu riders
examples, including mounted elk, yaks, llamas and it is good.ostriches and elk-, pig-, and ostrich-driven chariots and carriages.
12th Apr '16 12:55:20 PM LordGro
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* On the ''Art/CartaMarina'' of 1539, there is an armed troop of "Scricfinns" ("Skiing Finns", meaning Saami) riding to battle on reindeers.
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