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8th Dec '17 7:43:42 PM Iris
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* Film/JohnWick is established as fundamentally good-hearted despite [[HitmanWithAHeart being not just a former assassin]], but a ''legendary'' former assassin, by the instant liking Daisy(a beagle puppy)and [[FanNickname Charon]](a Staffie rescue)take to him.



* In ''[[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller The Devil's Only Friend]]'', [[SociopathicHero John]] reluctantly adopts a basset hound who's been wandering around his apartment building since John killed his owner. Despite his irritably ushering the dog off every time it tries to give him any kind of affection, it continues to try, even howling with him and pushing its head repeatedly against his leg while he cries.



** Proving it's not because Spock is half human that the tribbles liked him. "Its trilling seems to have a tranquilizing effect on the human nervous system! Fortunately, I am immune to its effect..." (everybody looks at him stroking it, he puts it down and walks away real fast) Hah!

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** Proving it's not because Spock is half human that the tribbles liked him. "Its trilling seems to have a tranquilizing effect on the human nervous system! Fortunately, I am am...immune to its effect...effect...." (everybody looks at him Cue everybody looking up as he trails off, stroking it, it. Once he realizes what he's doing, he puts it down and walks away real fast) Hah!off with what's left of his [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch emotionless Vulcan pride]].
--->'''Kirk:''' They don't like Klingons. But they do like Vulcans.
--->'''Spock:''' [[EvilDetectingDog They are highly perceptive creatures.]]
26th Nov '17 4:55:40 PM N8han11
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* In "Bird Bot of Alcatraz", after some time thinking he's a penguin, Bender rebooted back to human mode. A couple of penguins still waddle over and cuddle up to him.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Bird Bot of Alcatraz", after some time thinking he's a penguin, Bender rebooted back to human mode. A couple of penguins still waddle over and cuddle up to him.
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.
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