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13th Jan '17 4:18:53 PM HeroicJay
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' Played with but mostly averted. Marco goes on quite a few rampages in gorilla morph, but it's the bad guys he's usually throwing around. Unlike many of their combat morphs, though, he never mentions the gorilla's instincts as being particularly violent (as opposed to many predators, like big cats or even eagles, that they [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody sometimes have trouble controlling]]).

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' Played with but mostly averted. Marco goes on quite a few rampages in gorilla morph, but it's the bad guys he's usually throwing around. Unlike many of their combat morphs, though, he never mentions the gorilla's instincts as being particularly violent (as opposed to many predators, like big cats or even eagles, that they [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody sometimes have trouble controlling]]). Indeed, Marco actually comments at least once that he's fully aware that real gorillas actually aren't usually violent - but Marco still uses it as his combat morph, because they're nevertheless strong.
11th Jan '17 4:02:46 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Crazy Climber'': The 1980 video game, which cashed in on the media fad where stuntmen attempted to climb the side of tall skyscrapers, featured a King Kong-type gorilla (on buildings 1 and 3) whose punch was deadly.

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* ''Crazy Climber'': The 1980 video game, which cashed in on the media fad where stuntmen attempted to climb the side of tall skyscrapers, featured a King Kong-type gorilla (on buildings 1 and 3) whose punch was deadly. He returns in ''Crazy Climber 2'' to throw bricks.
8th Jan '17 9:57:38 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Johnny Test}}'', Susan and Mary's oblivious love interest, Gil, is accidentally transformed into a gorilla and causes general mayhem in Porkbelly for awhile before he changes back.

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* In ''{{Johnny ''WesternAnimation/{{Johnny Test}}'', Susan and Mary's oblivious love interest, Gil, is accidentally transformed into a gorilla and causes general mayhem in Porkbelly for awhile before he changes back.
5th Jan '17 3:18:47 AM Snicka
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* After attacking its cruel circus trainer and escaping, a gorilla in ''The Ape'' is killed by the local scientist, who takes its fur to disguise his forced gathering of spinal fluids as gorilla attacks.

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* After attacking its cruel circus trainer and escaping, a gorilla in ''The Ape'' is killed by the local scientist, who [[ThisBearWasFramed takes its fur to disguise his forced gathering of spinal fluids as gorilla attacks.attacks]].
30th Dec '16 4:21:00 AM Dravencour
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* Wyald, a PsychoForHire [[TheHedonist hedonist]] and adrenaline junkie from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' closely resembles an ape even in his human form. He then reveals that his Apostle form is a colossal, three eyed gorilla with a tiny head, and an extra mouth (with a massive spiky penis for a tongue) on his chest.

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* Wyald, a PsychoForHire [[TheHedonist hedonist]] and adrenaline junkie from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' closely resembles an ape even in his human form. He then reveals that his Apostle form is a colossal, three eyed gorilla with a tiny head, and an extra mouth (with a massive spiky penis for a tongue) on his chest. The Band of the Hawk know him as a "monkey monster" for good reason.
17th Dec '16 3:20:06 AM Snicka
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* In ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'', the [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] walks on its knuckles and has the general body proportions of a gorilla. The [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblins]] in the sequel, ''Film/TheHuntsmanWintersWar'', are even more ape-like: not only they essentially look like large black apes with goat horns, they also swing on trees and generally move like apes.
21st Oct '16 6:45:37 PM ShorinBJ
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** When Chimpanzee troops undergo a leadership change, it's not uncommon for every chimp in it to go berserk in a bid for power.

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** When Chimpanzee chimpanzee troops undergo a leadership change, it's not uncommon for every chimp in it to go berserk in a bid for power.



* There's been some argument among paleontologists if extinct super-ape ''Gigantopithecus'' have been like this or not. It clearly was omnivorous and bamboo stalks were major part of its diet (similar to giant panda). Paleontologists find a lot of animal bones in caves where Gigantopithecus supposedly lived and some of those caves are quite far above ground, meaning the dead animals were brought there by some predator. To complicate matters we know pretty little about Gigantopithecus anatomy -- all skeletons found are fragmentary; most of the finds are just mandibles (the rest of the skeleton have uses in traditional Chinese medicine). We don't know yet how good it was as a hunter. Also we don't know if the tools and weapons found next to Gigantopithecus bones were made by ancient humans or Gigantopithecus. Of course, unless someone stumbles across one on a deserted island, [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti in Asian mountains or in the backwoods of Washington state]], it's all rather academic.

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* There's been some argument among paleontologists if extinct super-ape ''Gigantopithecus'' have been was like this or not. It clearly was omnivorous and bamboo stalks were major part of its diet (similar to giant panda). Paleontologists find a lot of animal bones in caves where Gigantopithecus supposedly lived and some of those caves are quite far above ground, meaning the dead animals were brought there by some predator. To complicate matters we know pretty little about Gigantopithecus anatomy -- all skeletons found are fragmentary; most of the finds are just mandibles (the rest of the skeleton have uses in traditional Chinese medicine). We don't know yet how good it was as a hunter. Also we don't know if the tools and weapons found next to Gigantopithecus bones were made by ancient humans or Gigantopithecus. Of course, unless someone stumbles across one on a deserted island, [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti in Asian mountains or in the backwoods of Washington state]], it's all rather academic.
19th Oct '16 11:19:09 PM Galliwasp
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** In 2016, a boy fell into the enclosure of Harambe, a 17 year old male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who caught the kid and proceeded to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEU2FyMNEpc drag and pick him around.]] Not wanting to see whether this trope became TruthInTelevision or not, zookeepers shot and killed the ape in order to save the boy's life. Much controversy arose by objectors to the act, among them biologists and primatologists, who argued that Harambe was actually trying to protect the boy and/or merely behaving curious about him, as well as animal rights activists [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman who saw the decision as unfairly placing human life above animal life by blind policy alone]]. The debate about the zookeepers's decision to kill the gorilla is still heated and ongoing, and he has since been memorialized through [[MemeticMutations ambiguously ironic memes]].

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** In 2016, a boy fell into the enclosure of Harambe, a 17 year old male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who caught the kid and proceeded to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEU2FyMNEpc drag and pick him around.]] Not wanting to see whether this trope became TruthInTelevision or not, zookeepers shot and killed the ape in order to save the boy's life. Much controversy arose by objectors to the act, among them biologists and primatologists, who argued that Harambe was actually trying to protect the boy and/or merely behaving curious about him, as well as animal rights activists [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman who saw the decision as unfairly placing human life above animal life by blind policy alone]]. The debate about the zookeepers's zookeepers' decision to kill the gorilla is still heated and ongoing, and he Harambe himself has since been notably memorialized through [[MemeticMutations [[MemeticMutation ambiguously ironic memes]].
19th Oct '16 11:17:25 PM Galliwasp
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** In 2016, a boy fell into the enclosure of Harambe, a 17 year old male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who caught the kid and proceeded to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEU2FyMNEpc drag and pick him around.]] Not wanting to see whether this trope became TruthInTelevision or not, zookeepers shot and killed the ape in order to save the boy's life. Much controversy arose by objectors to the act, among them biologists and primatologists, who argued that Harambe was actually trying to protect the boy and/or merely behaving curious about him. The debate about the zookeepers's decision to kill the gorilla is still heated and ongoing.

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** In 2016, a boy fell into the enclosure of Harambe, a 17 year old male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who caught the kid and proceeded to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEU2FyMNEpc drag and pick him around.]] Not wanting to see whether this trope became TruthInTelevision or not, zookeepers shot and killed the ape in order to save the boy's life. Much controversy arose by objectors to the act, among them biologists and primatologists, who argued that Harambe was actually trying to protect the boy and/or merely behaving curious about him. him, as well as animal rights activists [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman who saw the decision as unfairly placing human life above animal life by blind policy alone]]. The debate about the zookeepers's decision to kill the gorilla is still heated and ongoing.ongoing, and he has since been memorialized through [[MemeticMutations ambiguously ironic memes]].
19th Oct '16 10:40:25 PM MHarrington
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** Gruesome Gorilla from "Gorilla My Dreams" is a "ferocious ape" who isn't willing to accept WesternAnimation/BugsBunny as his son, and beats him up.
** In WesternAnimation/TheDucksters, Porky finds out the hard way that Daffy's special guest "Miss Shush" is actually an ill-tempered gorilla named [[PunnyName Mamie]] when he receives an off-screen beating and barely escapes with his life.

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** Gruesome Gorilla from "Gorilla My Dreams" and "Apes of Wrath" (renamed Elvis in the latter cartoon) is a "ferocious ape" who isn't willing to accept WesternAnimation/BugsBunny as his son, and beats him up.
** In WesternAnimation/TheDucksters, "WesternAnimation/TheDucksters", Porky Pig finds out the hard way that Daffy's WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck's special guest "Miss Shush" is actually an ill-tempered gorilla named [[PunnyName Mamie]] when he receives an off-screen beating and barely escapes with his life.
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