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13th Jul '17 7:35:30 PM ElSquibbonator
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Meowth of Team Rocket sometimes reverts to regular feline behavior. Though he's a GadgeteerGenius who taught himself how to speak human language and walk bipedally, he can't resist a chasing a ball of yarn on all-fours or chowing down on a bowl of clams.

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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, Meowth of Team Rocket sometimes reverts to regular feline behavior. Though he's a GadgeteerGenius who taught himself how to speak human language and walk bipedally, he can't resist a chasing a ball of yarn on all-fours or chowing down on a bowl of clams.
clams. This was more common in the early seasons; in the recent ones it almost never happens.
24th Jun '17 5:05:52 PM KingNine
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* Very common in the ''Manga/{{Beastars}}'' universe. From the benign (tails wagging when happy) to the dangerous (carnivorous urges).
2nd Jun '17 3:22:42 PM CnHGirl
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* After Tiana is turned into a frog in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', she starts reflexively lashing her tongue out at passing insects, much to her horror and disgust. The same thing happens to Naveen, but he just runs with it and starts deliberately hunting bugs for his dinner.
-->'''Frog!Tiana''': No, no, no, no! There is no way I am kissing a frog and eating a bug on the same day!
19th May '17 1:54:51 PM Discar
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* From ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' comes Krosp III, Emperor of All Cats - basically, a cat with human-level intelligence, speech, thumbs, and the ability to walk erect... he'd like to claim that his 'cat-instincts' have no hold over him, but Agatha rather enjoys proving otherwise. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070917 Using a piece of string]]. In the main comic, a young minion earns Krosp's respect [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070601 by bringing him dead rats]].

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* From ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' comes Krosp III, I, Emperor of All Cats - basically, a cat with human-level intelligence, speech, thumbs, and the ability to walk erect... he'd erect. He'd like to claim that his 'cat-instincts' have no hold over him, but Agatha rather enjoys proving otherwise. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070917 Using a piece of string]]. In the main comic, a young minion earns Krosp's respect [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070601 by bringing him dead rats]].
17th May '17 3:01:11 AM AgentTasmania
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* In TheElderScrolls games, Argonians and Khajiit add hisses to their combat vocalisations.
25th Apr '17 12:25:04 AM jormis29
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* In ''TokyoMewMew'', Ichigo gets infused with feline DNA and suddenly finds herself snatching fish in her teeth.

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* In ''TokyoMewMew'', ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', Ichigo gets infused with feline DNA and suddenly finds herself snatching fish in her teeth.



* Inverted in the ''{{Belgariad}}''. A sorcerer who takes the form of an animal will find that they start to acquire that animal's instincts and some of its behaviour. This gets worse the longer you spend in that form, and as Belgarath notes when the time comes to change back to your natural form you might not want to. However, as a side benefit you instantly acquire the language of the species you change into and retain it when you change back, because all animal languages are the result of brain patterns not culture.

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* Inverted in the ''{{Belgariad}}''.''Literature/{{Belgariad}}''. A sorcerer who takes the form of an animal will find that they start to acquire that animal's instincts and some of its behaviour. This gets worse the longer you spend in that form, and as Belgarath notes when the time comes to change back to your natural form you might not want to. However, as a side benefit you instantly acquire the language of the species you change into and retain it when you change back, because all animal languages are the result of brain patterns not culture.



* Marena of ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' is a [[{{Exalted}} Lunar Exalt]], and has vulpine ([[AllAnimalsAreDogs and occasionally canine]]) instincts, which Misho [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0199.html sometimes takes advantage of]].

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* Marena of ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' is a [[{{Exalted}} [[TabletoGame/{{Exalted}} Lunar Exalt]], and has vulpine ([[AllAnimalsAreDogs and occasionally canine]]) instincts, which Misho [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0199.html sometimes takes advantage of]].
15th Mar '17 8:05:27 PM Troperinik
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* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', who are animals but behave like humans, sometimes have things like this happen to them. For example, in one episode, Mr. Cat pounces on a ball and plays with it like a real cat.
26th Feb '17 12:45:09 PM DarkHunter
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* Happens in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series. Once, while morphing seagulls, they found it hard to maintain a train of thought because they kept greedily eyeing every dumpster with a half-finished bag of chips sticking out as they flew over.
** Actually, happens at least once a book, what with it trying to be educational and teach kids about different animal instincts.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Happens in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series. Once, while morphing seagulls, they found it hard to maintain a train of thought because they kept greedily eyeing every dumpster with a half-finished bag of chips sticking out as they flew over.
** Actually, happens
at least once a book, what with it trying to be educational and teach kids about different animal instincts.instincts.
** Every time they morph seagulls, HilarityEnsues as they find it hard to maintain a coherent train of thought because they keep greedily eyeing every dumpster with a half-finished bag of chips sticking out as they fly over.



*** On a related note: Marco, having anticipated dog morph to be pretty much the same as wolf form, was caught off guard by the domestic dog's urge to goof off. (''And dogs, they want to have fu~un, Oh dogs, just want to have fu~un...'')
** Once Cassie was almost eaten by Tobias [[spoiler:trapped]] in hawk morph when she morphed into a squirrel for the first time and was temporarily overwhelmed by its instincts as a prey animal.
*** Speaking of Tobias, one of his major character struggles is trying to maintain his humanity despite being trapped in a (fairly)-permanent hawk form.
** The termites. At first they were fine, until they got near the hive and were hardly able to assert their will over over the Queen's control.

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*** On a related note: ** Marco, having anticipated dog morph to be pretty much the same as wolf form, was caught off guard by the domestic dog's urge to goof off. (''And dogs, they want to have fu~un, Oh dogs, just want to have fu~un...'')
** Once Cassie was almost eaten by Tobias [[spoiler:trapped]] in hawk morph when she morphed into a squirrel for the first time and was temporarily overwhelmed by its instincts as a prey animal.
*** Speaking ** One of Tobias, one of his Tobias' major character struggles is trying to maintain his humanity despite being trapped in a (fairly)-permanent hawk form.
** The termites. At first they were fine, until they got near the hive and were hardly able to assert their will over over the Queen's control. A similar thing happens when they try ant morphs. They wisely never use those morphs again.


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** Marco once accidentally ate Ax when he was a cobra and Ax was a spider. He stopped himself from swallowing, but Ax had to emergency-demorph as Marco's fangs had poisoned him.
4th Feb '17 2:22:06 AM Luppercus
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* Bud in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' is a Eisbiber (a [[OurWereBeastsAreDifferent beaver-like Wesen]]) and he mentions once that without supervision his children will chew the furniture. Of course, most animal-based Wesen have similar behaviors of that of the animals (the [[BeePeople Melifers]] live in close communities with a Queen, the [[NiceMouse Mauzhertz]] are coward, the [[SheepInSheepsClothing Seelengut]] have a flock mentality and all [[PredatorsAreMean predatory wesen]] are agressive to at least some level.

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* Bud in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' is a an Eisbiber (a [[OurWereBeastsAreDifferent beaver-like Wesen]]) and he mentions once that without supervision his children will chew the furniture. Of course, most animal-based Wesen have similar behaviors of that of the animals they represent (the [[BeePeople Melifers]] live in close communities with a Queen, the [[NiceMouse [[NiceMice Mauzhertz]] are coward, the [[SheepInSheepsClothing Seelengut]] have a flock mentality and all [[PredatorsAreMean predatory wesen]] are agressive to at least some level.level).
4th Feb '17 2:21:03 AM Luppercus
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* Bud in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' is a Eisbiber (a [[OurWereBeastsAreDifferent beaver-like Wesen]]) and he mentions once that without supervision his children will chew the furniture. Of course, most animal-based Wesen have similar behaviors of that of the animals (the [[BeePeople Melifers]] live in close communities with a Queen, the [[NiceMouse Mauzhertz]] are coward, the [[SheepInSheepsClothing Seelengut]] have a flock mentality and all [[PredatorsAreMean predatory wesen]] are agressive to at least some level.
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