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22nd Jul '17 8:23:06 PM PaulA
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* Towards the end of ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Zanzibar]]'', Creator/BobHope's character gets tossed in a cage with a wrestling gorilla.

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* Towards the end of ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Zanzibar]]'', ''Film/RoadToZanzibar'', Creator/BobHope's character gets tossed in a cage with a wrestling gorilla.
1st Jul '17 3:20:42 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* While King Louie in the 1967 adaptation of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' was a goofy, scat-singing orangutan who mostly averted this trope, [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 the 2016 live-action remake]] [[AdaptationSpeciesChange changes]] him to a very large and violent ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus Gigantopithecus]]''. For extra creepiness, he's voiced by Creator/ChristopherWalken.

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* While King Louie in the 1967 adaptation of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' was a goofy, scat-singing orangutan who mostly averted this trope, [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 the 2016 live-action remake]] [[AdaptationSpeciesChange changes]] him to a very large and violent ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus Gigantopithecus]]''. For extra creepiness, scare value, he's voiced by Creator/ChristopherWalken.
28th Jun '17 10:20:51 AM Snicka
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** In ''WesternAnimation/DuckPimples'', as Donald Duck listens to the radio, one of the programs he tunes into is about a killer ape. He briefly imagines his armchair turning into the ape (who looks the same as Ajax from ''Donald Duck and the Gorilla'') and trying to strangle him.
13th Jun '17 4:09:38 AM Snicka
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A subtrope of ManiacMonkeys. For other unlikable 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.

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A subtrope of ManiacMonkeys. For other unlikable non-human primates, see KillerSpaceMonkey and CymbalBangingMonkey. Related to BigfootSasquatchAndYeti, another large, hairy and often dangerous hominid.hominid, and FrazettaMan, where primitive humans are portrayed as savage brutes with an ape-like appearance. For the GoodCounterpart to this trope, see EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys.
1st Jun '17 10:10:04 PM Raidrik
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': Enjin is an AnimalisticAbomination kaiju whose full form resembles an amalgamation of different primates, with the body portion resembling a gorilla's. Other parts include tamarin claws and a mandrill-like face.
27th May '17 1:50:48 AM Tuckerscreator
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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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* Zigzagged with Winston of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. Normally he's a friendly and {{Adorkable}} talking gorilla who's interested in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has this as engineering. But when he uses his ultimate ability. Dropping Ultimate, he loses his usually calm demeanor and entering goes on a berserk rampage. roaring rampage (combined in-game with increased health and mobility.)



* [[http://www.theonion.com/article/gorilla-sales-skyrocket-after-latest-gorilla-attac-30860 This article]] by ''Website/TheOnion'' uses killer gorillas as a thinly-veiled metaphor for guns.

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* [[http://www.theonion.com/article/gorilla-sales-skyrocket-after-latest-gorilla-attac-30860 This article]] by ''Website/TheOnion'' uses killer gorillas as a thinly-veiled metaphor for guns. [[http://www.theonion.com/article/man-dies-after-secret-4-year-battle-with-gorilla-2836 Another article]] uses the violent gorilla metaphor again, but this time for cancer. Averted in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJkWS4t4l0k this video]], though, where a once kind and happy gorilla is taught that one day it will die.
23rd May '17 7:43:08 PM WanderingBrowser
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* The Creator/HPLovecraft short story "Facts Concerning The Late Arthur Jermyn" mentions that one of Jermyn's ancestors, a circus performer whose act consisted of a mock boxing match against a gorilla, was brutally killed by it after he had a breakdown and assaulted it after it accidentally punched him too hard during practice.

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* The Creator/HPLovecraft short story "Facts Concerning The Late Arthur Jermyn" mentions that one of Jermyn's ancestors, a circus performer whose act consisted of a mock boxing match against a gorilla, was brutally killed by it after he had a breakdown and assaulted it after it accidentally punched him too hard during practice. Said story also has a twist ending based on FrazettaMan.
10th May '17 1:50:27 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, Wookiees, despite being a fantastic sapient species, look and act this part. As Han says, they're known to rip people's arms out of their sockets.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, Wookiees, despite being a fantastic sapient an alien species, look and act this part.part (albeit as a mostly heroic {{proud warrior race|Guy}}, rather than villains). As Han says, they're known to rip people's arms out of their sockets.



* While King Louie in the 1967 adaptation of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' was a goofy, scat-singing orangutan who mostly averted this trope, [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 the 2016 live-action remake]] [[AdaptationSpeciesChange changes]] him to a very large and violent ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus Gigantopithecus]]''.

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* While King Louie in the 1967 adaptation of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' was a goofy, scat-singing orangutan who mostly averted this trope, [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 the 2016 live-action remake]] [[AdaptationSpeciesChange changes]] him to a very large and violent ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus Gigantopithecus]]''. For extra creepiness, he's voiced by Creator/ChristopherWalken.
3rd Apr '17 6:27:23 AM Snicka
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* Donkey Kong in the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' (which had a clone on the UsefulNotes/BBCMicro and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC actually named ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqBmvnzJMuE Killer Gorilla]]''). In most later games, however, Donkey Kong (who's actually the son of the original 1981 DK) is more fun-loving than threatening... until someone [[LostFoodGrievance steals his bananas]].

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* Donkey Kong in the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' (which was a woman-kidnapping, barrel-tossing antagonist (the game had a clone on the UsefulNotes/BBCMicro and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC actually named ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqBmvnzJMuE Killer Gorilla]]''). In most later games, however, Donkey Kong (who's actually the son of the original 1981 DK) is more fun-loving than threatening... until someone [[LostFoodGrievance steals his bananas]].
22nd Mar '17 10:58:34 AM Thorion
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Gorillas, orangutans, and sometimes chimpanzees: about the same size and shape as humans (normally), but tougher, hairier and generally meaner. Don't incite them to gorilla warfare, because the things they throw tend to hurt. They may also like to squeeze people to death. Or [[MetronomicManMashing pick them up and bash them to the ground]]. Sometimes they will even try to [[IAmAHumanitarian eat people]], despite real apes being primarily herbivorous.

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Gorillas, orangutans, and sometimes chimpanzees: about the same size and shape as humans (normally), but tougher, hairier and generally meaner. Don't incite them to gorilla warfare, because the things they throw tend to hurt. They may also like to squeeze people to death. Or [[MetronomicManMashing pick them up and bash them to the ground]]. Sometimes they will even try to [[IAmAHumanitarian eat people]], despite real apes apes, save for chimps, being primarily herbivorous.
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