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28th Mar '18 11:56:38 AM GlennMagusHarvey
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* Owls are considered creepy enough for them to be a recurring enemy in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', sometimes accompanied by an Owl Knight (he gets pissed off if you kill his bird and vice versa).
** Stolas from the ''Literature/ArsGoetia'' also appears. He doesn't attack on his own, but summons various other monsters.

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* Owls are considered creepy enough for them to be a recurring enemy in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', sometimes accompanied by an Owl Knight (he gets pissed off if you kill his bird and vice versa).
versa). They even show up as familiars and a magical transformation you can use.
** Stolas from the ''Literature/ArsGoetia'' also appears. He doesn't attack on his own, but summons various other monsters. He is also an example of TheOwlKnowingOne.
26th Mar '18 8:50:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' used owls as a RunningGag. Moperville North high school has [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-06-24 a mural]] warning "Read, or the Owl will Eat You". A [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2004-07-03 big owl]] appears as {{RTFM}} enforcer in [[{{Jumanji}} Goonmanji]] arc out of continuity. Then in a guest comic the owls make good on their threat, devouring an Analfabets Anonymous meeting (well, not really, but [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-10-06 close 'nuff]]).

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' used owls as a RunningGag. Moperville North high school has [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-06-24 a mural]] warning "Read, or the Owl will Eat You". A [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2004-07-03 big owl]] appears as {{RTFM}} enforcer in [[{{Jumanji}} [[Franchise/{{Jumanji}} Goonmanji]] arc out of continuity. Then in a guest comic the owls make good on their threat, devouring an Analfabets Anonymous meeting (well, not really, but [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-10-06 close 'nuff]]).
9th Jan '18 2:34:29 PM foxley
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* In Mervyn Peake's ''Titus Groan'', Lord Sepulchrave [[spoiler: is driven mad by the destruction of his library, starts believing he is "The Death Owl", and [[DrivenToSuicide eventually commits suicide]] by allowing himself to be eaten by owls.]]

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* In Mervyn Peake's ''Titus Groan'', ''[[Literature/{{Gormenghast}} Titus Groan]]'', Lord Sepulchrave [[spoiler: is driven mad by the destruction of his library, starts believing he is "The Death Owl", and [[DrivenToSuicide eventually commits suicide]] by allowing himself to be eaten by owls.]]
17th Dec '17 8:55:43 AM voidgod
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* In ''Francise/YuGiOh'' the Raidraptor archetype consists of cybernetic birds of prey, including Strixes. While not evil, their owner in the anime is still a brutal NinetiesAntiHero, and the owls look scary.
15th Dec '17 10:32:11 PM VulgarBee
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* Doku-Chan from Manga/{{Jagaaaaaan}}, a ball-shaped owl with a pair of pilot glasses, fulfills all requirements as he enters Jagasaki's life and [[MrExposition gives him a roundabout briefing about what's going on after his first encounter with a Fractured Human]].
14th Dec '17 5:30:58 PM eroock
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Insheeption," Mr. Mackey is revealed to have a hoarding problem stemming from a childhood incident when he was molested by a Woodsy Owl mascot ("Give a hoot, don't pollute!"). When Mr. Mackey faces up to this traumatic memory in a dream, the owl mascot turns into a monstrous embodiment of Mr. Mackey's trauma. Eventually, believe it or not, the other people in the dream have to bring in Freddy Krueger from ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' to stop the owl.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Insheeption," "[[Recap/SouthParkS14E10Insheeption Insheeption]]", Mr. Mackey is revealed to have a hoarding problem stemming from a childhood incident when he was molested by a Woodsy Owl mascot ("Give a hoot, don't pollute!"). When Mr. Mackey faces up to this traumatic memory in a dream, the owl mascot turns into a monstrous embodiment of Mr. Mackey's trauma. Eventually, believe it or not, the other people in the dream have to bring in Freddy Krueger from ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' to stop the owl.
9th Dec '17 8:52:25 AM RottenPotatoes
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** The legendary One-Eyed Owl, the most powerful Ghoul seen in the original series. Rumored to be a HalfHumanHybrid prone to committing cannibalism, it appeared suddenly a decade prior to the series and began a killing spree targeting Ghoul Investigators. It was only when TheAce challenged it that the Owl was forced to retreat, going into hiding. The mere thought that it could show up again terrifies [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]], and with good reason. When it finally appears, it becomes clear just ''how'' monstrous a Ghoul can become.

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** The legendary One-Eyed Owl, the most powerful Ghoul seen in the original series. Rumored to be a HalfHumanHybrid prone to committing cannibalism, it appeared suddenly a decade prior to the series and began a killing spree targeting Ghoul Investigators. It was only when TheAce challenged it that the Owl was forced to retreat, retreat [[spoiler: even managed to defeat them but spared due to personal reasons]], going into hiding. The mere thought that it could show up again terrifies [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]], and with good reason. When it finally appears, it becomes clear just ''how'' monstrous a Ghoul can become.


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** Another one who has this trope is [[spoiler: no other than Koutaro Amon, who also received Yoshimura's kagune and thus his abilities, and suffers both of the pros as well as the cons.]]
24th Nov '17 10:56:35 AM Sharlee
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* Smaller birds will gang up to mob and harass nocturnal species of owls if they catch sight of them in daylight, when the predators are too dazzled by sunlight to fight back effectively. Certainly ''they'' consider owls to be ominous.
24th Nov '17 10:46:30 AM Sharlee
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* Much of the mythology regarding owls as omens of death could have its roots in the fact that they would frequently appear in old times when someone was ill. If a vigil was kept at night there would be lights burning, the light would attract insects, the insects would attract mice and the mice would attract owls. Alternately, the owls might have been around all the time, but it's only when humans stayed up all night ''for'' a vigil that they'd actually ''notice'' them.

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* Much of the mythology regarding owls as omens of death could have its roots in the fact that they would frequently appear in old times when someone was ill. If a vigil was kept at night there would be lights burning, the light would attract insects, the insects would attract mice and the mice would attract owls. Alternately, the owls might have been around all the time, every night, but it's it was only when humans stayed up all night late ''for'' a vigil that they'd actually ''notice'' them.
24th Nov '17 10:46:00 AM Sharlee
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* Much of the mythology regarding owls as omens of death could have its roots in the fact that they would frequently appear in old times when someone was ill. If a vigil was kept at night there would be lights burning, the light would attract insects, the insects would attract mice and the mice would attract owls.

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* Much of the mythology regarding owls as omens of death could have its roots in the fact that they would frequently appear in old times when someone was ill. If a vigil was kept at night there would be lights burning, the light would attract insects, the insects would attract mice and the mice would attract owls. Alternately, the owls might have been around all the time, but it's only when humans stayed up all night ''for'' a vigil that they'd actually ''notice'' them.
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