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26th Sep '16 7:40:03 PM Jake18
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* The Iron Kong from ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}'' is modeled after the gorilla.
29th Aug '16 9:34:00 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany'': Several gags involving Paul the Gorilla, although he is completely harmless. Most notably is a skit about f-words (''no, [[ClusterFBomb not THAT word]]'') where Melanie Henderson blindfolds Luis Avalos, brings in Paul and has him feel fingers, feet, fur and a face before he takes off his blindfold, sees Paul staring him in the face, and then he feels funny and faints. Paul looks at Avalos then stares into the camera.

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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany'': ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'': Several gags involving Paul the Gorilla, although he is completely harmless. Most notably is a skit about f-words (''no, [[ClusterFBomb not THAT word]]'') where Melanie Henderson blindfolds Luis Avalos, brings in Paul and has him feel fingers, feet, fur and a face before he takes off his blindfold, sees Paul staring him in the face, and then he feels funny and faints. Paul looks at Avalos then stares into the camera.
23rd Aug '16 4:32:24 PM DeltaDart
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** In 2016, Harambe, a 17 year old male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, nearly killed a boy who fell into the enclosure, by dragging him violently through the water. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEU2FyMNEpc]]. The gorilla was shot and killed by zookeepers to save the boy's life.

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** In 2016, Harambe, a 17 year old male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, nearly killed a boy who fell into the enclosure, by dragging him violently through the water. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEU2FyMNEpc]]. The gorilla was shot and killed by zookeepers to save the boy's life. [[FlameBait Much controversy abounds.]]
23rd Aug '16 3:26:15 AM HeyFella
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* Winston in ''VideoGame/OverWatch'' has this as his ultimate ability. Dropping his usually calm demeanor and entering a berserk rampage.

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* Winston in ''VideoGame/OverWatch'' ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has this as his ultimate ability. Dropping his usually calm demeanor and entering a berserk rampage.
13th Aug '16 4:25:59 PM DaibhidC
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** DependingOnTheWriter, DC books may make the point that ''normal'' gorillas are {{Gentle Giant}}s, and that even most of Grodd's fellow Gorilla City denizens follow suit. And then there are books where the Flash says that every so often he's reminded that Grodd is a wild animal...

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** DependingOnTheWriter, DC books comics may make the point that ''normal'' gorillas are {{Gentle Giant}}s, and that even most of Grodd's fellow Gorilla City denizens follow suit. And then there are books stories where the Flash says that every so often he's reminded that Grodd is a wild animal...
13th Aug '16 4:25:15 PM DaibhidC
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** DependingOnTheWriter, DC books may make the point that ''normal'' gorillas are {{Gentle Giant}}s, and that even most of Grodd's fellow Gorilla City denizens follow suit. And then there are books where the Flash says that every so often he's reminded that Grodd is a wild animal...
3rd Aug '16 1:29:36 PM Fangusu
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In a nutshell, this trope is when gorillas and other great apes (excluding humans) are, contrary to their real usual behaviour, treated as belligerent, pugnacious creatures. It's pretty much been a DiscreditedTrope for gorillas ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and orangutans]]) since at least TheNineties. The sign that it was pretty much done for was when Disney's ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' adaptation changed the fictional [[FrazettaMan Mangani]] of [[Literature/{{Tarzan}} the original novels]] to gorillas to reflect how [[ScienceMarchesOn science has marched on]]. However, chimps are still subject to ManiacMonkeys after a nasty incident where a pet chimp gnawed the face off of his owner.

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In a nutshell, this trope is when gorillas and other great apes (excluding humans) are, contrary to their real usual behaviour, treated as belligerent, pugnacious creatures. It's pretty much been a DiscreditedTrope for gorillas ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and orangutans]]) since at least TheNineties. The sign that it was pretty much done for was when Disney's adaptation of ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' adaptation changed the fictional [[FrazettaMan Mangani]] of [[Literature/{{Tarzan}} the original novels]] to gorillas to reflect how [[ScienceMarchesOn science has marched on]]. However, chimps are still subject to ManiacMonkeys after a nasty incident where a pet chimp gnawed the face off of his owner.
ManiacMonkeys, as they can be more dangerous than they appear.



* This trope especially comes into play when misguided humans, charmed by how much a baby chimpanzee resembles a human child, try to take one as a pet. The problem comes when this cute little chimp hits puberty and becomes a very strong, very aggressive primate easily strong enough to rip your arm off and beat you to death with it. Or if you're lucky they'll stop at merely ripping your face off.
** Chimpanzees in general ''can'' be {{Gentle Giant}}s most of the time like gorillas, but they are more unpredictable and have a much worse temper problem. Some of them are belligerent most of the time. So chimps are actually among the few animals (along with hippos, swans and the sort) that are much ''more'' dangerous than people generally think. Almost every individual chimpanzee has the potential to play this trope straight, and some chimpanzees play it straight a lot of the time.

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* This trope especially comes into play when misguided humans, charmed by how much a baby chimpanzee resembles a human child, try to take one as a pet. The problem comes when this cute little chimp hits puberty and becomes a very strong, very aggressive primate easily strong enough to rip your arm off and beat you to death with it. Or if you're lucky they'll stop at merely ripping your face off.
** Chimpanzees in general ''can'' be {{Gentle Giant}}s most of the time like gorillas, but they are more unpredictable and have a much worse temper problem. Some of them are belligerent most of the time. So chimps are actually among the few animals (along with hippos, swans and the sort) that are much ''more'' dangerous than people generally think. Almost every individual chimpanzee has the potential to play this trope straight, and some chimpanzees play it straight a lot of the time.



* Largely {{Averted|Trope}} with real life gorillas, which fall into the GentleGiant category. They will normally try to fend off intruders with bluff attacks rather than actually hurting them. While early reports by hunters painted gorillas as vicious brutes who attack humans with little to no provocation, this public perception was changed largely due to the research of primatologists George Schaller and Dian Fossey. That does NOT mean you should [[RageBreakingPoint push them too far]], though...

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* Largely {{Averted|Trope}} {{Inverted|Trope}} with real life gorillas, which who fall into the GentleGiant category. They will normally try to fend off intruders with bluff attacks rather than actually hurting them. While early reports by hunters painted gorillas as vicious brutes who attack humans with little to no provocation, this public perception was changed largely due to the research of primatologists George Schaller and Dian Fossey. That does NOT mean you should [[RageBreakingPoint push them too far]], though...
3rd Aug '16 1:24:41 PM Fangusu
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A subtrope of ManiacMonkeys. For other unlikable lower primates, see KillerSpaceMonkey and CymbalBangingMonkey. Related to BigfootSasquatchAndYeti, another large, hairy and often dangerous hominid. For the GoodCounterpart to this trope, see EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys.

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A subtrope of ManiacMonkeys. For other unlikable lower non-human primates, see KillerSpaceMonkey and CymbalBangingMonkey. Related to BigfootSasquatchAndYeti, another large, hairy and often dangerous hominid. For the GoodCounterpart to this trope, see EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys.
3rd Aug '16 1:23:27 PM Fangusu
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A subtrope of ManiacMonkeys. For other unlikable lower primates, see KillerSpaceMonkey and CymbalBangingMonkey. Related to BigfootSasquatchAndYeti, another large, hairy and often dangerous hominid. For the LighterAndSofter relative of this trope, see EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys.

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A subtrope of ManiacMonkeys. For other unlikable lower primates, see KillerSpaceMonkey and CymbalBangingMonkey. Related to BigfootSasquatchAndYeti, another large, hairy and often dangerous hominid. For the LighterAndSofter relative of GoodCounterpart to this trope, see EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys.
31st Jul '16 12:09:28 PM nombretomado
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* DCComics supervillains Gorilla Grodd and Monsieur Mallah.

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics supervillains Gorilla Grodd and Monsieur Mallah.
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