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9th Oct '17 1:05:44 PM cwilliams1794
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LovingVincent'', the Gachets' housekeeper thinks Vincent is "evil." The citizens of Arles think he's mad. To a young girl at Adeline's inn, however, he's just a nice man who draws her pictures.
20th Jun '17 6:37:48 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The first sign that Jojen Reed is a good guy is that the very aggressive and protective Summer refuses to attack him.
6th Jun '17 6:20:56 PM Clanger00
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Some smaller children and babies instinctively feel safer when held by big, strong men. It is suspected that they pick up on pheromones that tell them about health and testosterone. It also has noted neurological effects on the men in question, softening certain responses and hardening others.
23rd May '17 6:07:49 AM jouXIII
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* Kind of inverted in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' between Kari and Gatomon. One of the few times you'll see the cat "licked" by the human.

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* Kind of inverted in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' between Kari Hikari and Gatomon.Tailmon. One of the few times you'll see the cat "licked" by the human.
3rd May '17 12:59:03 PM unokkun
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-->'''Sokka:''' He probably just covered himself in honey or something so that Appa would lick him.
30th Apr '17 10:46:22 PM malias
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* About half the SCreator/hirleyTemple movies ever made used this.

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* About half the SCreator/hirleyTemple Creator/ShirleyTemple movies ever made used this.
23rd Apr '17 8:56:41 AM CnHGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'': Astrid's dragon Stormfly turns into an excited puppy in all but species towards Drago's dragon-trapping henchman, Eret. [[spoiler: This heavily contributes to Eret's HeelFaceTurn, when he realizes that dragons are naturally intelligent and docile]].
25th Mar '17 5:42:49 AM erforce
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* In ''Comicbook/RobocopVsTerminator'', Robocop pets a dog at one point and the dog responds in a friendly fashion. Since dogs [[EvilDetectingDog instinctively hate Terminators]], Robocop's companion takes this as proof that, whatever Robocop is, he's no Terminator.

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* In ''Comicbook/RobocopVsTerminator'', Robocop ''Comicbook/RobocopVersusTheTerminator'', [=RoboCop=] pets a dog at one point and the dog responds in a friendly fashion. Since dogs [[EvilDetectingDog instinctively hate Terminators]], Robocop's [=RoboCop=]'s companion takes this as proof that, whatever Robocop [=RoboCop=] is, he's no Terminator.



* About half the ShirleyTemple movies ever made used this.
* The main character in ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' is a pretty bad mofo when it comes to other humanoids, but when he encounters a big, vicious, dangerous predator that could see in the dark and spent a lot of time in a cage they become instant friends, providing an example of this as well as "two of a kind" and a sense of kinship.
* During the transformation of the recently-resurrected [[Film/TheCrow Eric Draven]] into an unstoppable killing machine vigilante who makes Batman look like an ''actual'' pacifist, he pauses to scratch the cat that was left to fend for itself after he and his fiancee were murdered. The cat, in turn, licks his hand, apparently recognizing him even after he's been dead and buried for a year. (Cats have eyes, and cats have long-term memory, but Draven likely doesn't smell like he used to, besides having put on Harlequin-mask face paint.)

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* About half the ShirleyTemple SCreator/hirleyTemple movies ever made used this.
* The main character in ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' is a pretty bad mofo when it comes to other humanoids, but when he encounters a big, vicious, dangerous predator that could see in the dark and spent a lot of time in a cage they become instant friends, providing an example of this as well as "two of a kind" and a sense of kinship.
* During In ''Film/TheCrow'', during the transformation of the recently-resurrected [[Film/TheCrow Eric Draven]] Draven into an unstoppable killing machine vigilante who makes Batman look like an ''actual'' pacifist, he pauses to scratch the cat that was left to fend for itself after he and his fiancee were murdered. The cat, in turn, licks his hand, apparently recognizing him even after he's been dead and buried for a year. (Cats have eyes, and cats have long-term memory, but Draven likely doesn't smell like he used to, besides having put on Harlequin-mask face paint.)



* SilentHill2: Everybody's out to manipulate, insult, or kill James. But at least [[spoiler:Mira the shiba inu]] shows him a morsel of affection.
* Golbat evolves into Crobat by liking its trainer a lot. ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl's'' Cyrus is a madman who plots to destroy and recreate the world without emotion. [[MoralityPet Naturally, he owns a Crobat.]]
** Similarly, in VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver and their [[VideoGame/PokemonHeartGoldAndSoulSilver remakes]], rival character Silver, a trainer who views pokemon only as tools for battle, starts using a Zubat early on, which quickly evolves into Golbat. It does not evolve into Crobat, however, until he starts to learn the error of his ways and view pokemon as friends.
* Dogmeat in all the VideoGame/{{Fallout}} games that feature him. (Although you can turn him away.)

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* SilentHill2: Everybody's In ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', everybody's out to manipulate, insult, or kill James. But at least [[spoiler:Mira the shiba inu]] shows him a morsel of affection.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
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Golbat evolves into Crobat by liking its trainer a lot. ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl's'' Cyrus is a madman who plots to destroy and recreate the world without emotion. [[MoralityPet Naturally, he owns a Crobat.]]
** Similarly, in VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' and their [[VideoGame/PokemonHeartGoldAndSoulSilver remakes]], rival character Silver, a trainer who views pokemon only as tools for battle, starts using a Zubat early on, which quickly evolves into Golbat. It does not evolve into Crobat, however, until he starts to learn the error of his ways and view pokemon as friends.
* Dogmeat in all the VideoGame/{{Fallout}} ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' games that feature him. (Although you can turn him away.)



* Subverted in the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "Bowery Bugs"; Bugs's opponent is sprawled on the street. A dog walks up, and licks him. Then it walks away, disgusted.

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* Subverted in the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Bowery Bugs"; Bugs's opponent is sprawled on the street. A dog walks up, and licks him. Then it walks away, disgusted.
10th Feb '17 6:46:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The short story "Honeysuckle Cottage" features a manly, detective-novel-writing protagonist who finds himself pestered by a particularly [[DogsAreDumb stupid]], ugly-looking dog who takes a liking to him. [[spoiler:After the dog saves him from [[GenreSavvy essentially becoming the hero of a soupy]] RomanceNovel, the feeling becomes mutual and the dog stays on as a LoyalAnimalCompanion from thereon in]].

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** The short story "Honeysuckle Cottage" features a manly, detective-novel-writing protagonist who finds himself pestered by a particularly [[DogsAreDumb stupid]], ugly-looking dog who takes a liking to him. [[spoiler:After the dog saves him from [[GenreSavvy essentially becoming the hero of a soupy]] soupy RomanceNovel, the feeling becomes mutual and the dog stays on as a LoyalAnimalCompanion from thereon in]].
26th Jan '17 5:13:47 PM wootzits
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** ''Anime/FutariWaSplashPrettyCure'': Saki's little sister Minori comes to adore Kaoru due to the latter talking to her bluntly, which made her feel like a grown-up. At the time, Kaoru is TheStoic and secretly a member of the evil Dark Fall. The more she interacts with Minori, the more she comes around.

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** ''Anime/FutariWaSplashPrettyCure'': ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'': Saki's little sister Minori comes to adore Kaoru due to the latter talking to her bluntly, which made her feel like a grown-up. At the time, Kaoru is TheStoic and secretly a member of the evil Dark Fall. The more she interacts with Minori, the more she comes around.
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