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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.
24th Nov '17 10:28:18 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Tintin}} The Castafiore Emerald]]'', Bianca Castafiore, after arriving at Marlinspike Hall, complains about having her sleep disturbed by a "monster" who appears outside her window (perhaps having climbed up the ivy), makes footsteps upstairs in the attic and occasionally makes a weirdly owllike cry. Tintin directly investigates this matter after the theft of the emerald and sees that the attic intruder was in fact just an owl.
29th Sep '17 11:41:35 PM Theriocephalus
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* The [[Myth/CelticMyhology Welsh myth]] of Blodeuwedd has the most beautiful woman ever seen created from a field of flowers. But as she is not human, she has no heart, and is therefore faithless to the man who loves her. She is punished for her infidelity by being turned into an owl -- in Welsh, the name is derived from the words "flower-faced" -- fated to roam the forests by night, and seeing none of the daylight or sunlight that sustains flowers.

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* The [[Myth/CelticMyhology [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh myth]] of Blodeuwedd has the most beautiful woman ever seen created from a field of flowers. But as she is not human, she has no heart, and is therefore faithless to the man who loves her. She is punished for her infidelity by being turned into an owl -- in Welsh, the name is derived from the words "flower-faced" -- fated to roam the forests by night, and seeing none of the daylight or sunlight that sustains flowers.
29th Sep '17 11:41:03 PM Theriocephalus
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* Stephen Bauer's fantasy novel ''Literature/{{Satyrday}}'' centers on the attempts of the protagonists - an orphaned boy, the satyr who raised him, a fox-spirit, and a sympathetic raven - to combat a malevolent owl and his plot to kidnap the Moon (who is a character in her own right). The owl is tyrannical and very cruel, a prime example of this trope.

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* Stephen Bauer's fantasy novel ''Literature/{{Satyrday}}'' centers on the attempts of the protagonists - -- an orphaned boy, the satyr who raised him, a fox-spirit, and a sympathetic raven - -- to combat a malevolent owl and his plot to kidnap the Moon (who is a character in her own right). The owl is tyrannical and very cruel, a prime example of this trope.



* The Aztec god Tlacolotl was a patron of evildoers, sorcerers and darkness. He is similar to Tezcatlipoca, though--unlike the Smoking Mirror, who is the dark half of the Light and cultivates evil so it can be exposed and dealt with--Tlacolotl cultivates [[ForTheEvulz wickedness for the sake of wickedness]]. In the Codex Cospiano, Tlacolotl is represented as a horned owl nesting in a temple as the blind sorcerer god of obstacles, ice and immobility. Itzlacoluihqui, sometimes described as a negative counterpart to Tezcatlipoca, makes an offering of blood and burning incense, apparently in an attempt to blot out the sun. [http://www.kunst-fuer-alle.de/english/art/artist/image/mexican-school/8713/16/index.htm#]

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* The Aztec god Tlacolotl was a patron of evildoers, sorcerers and darkness. He is similar to Tezcatlipoca, though--unlike though -- unlike the Smoking Mirror, who is the dark half of the Light and cultivates evil so it can be exposed and dealt with--Tlacolotl with -- Tlacolotl cultivates [[ForTheEvulz wickedness for the sake of wickedness]]. In the Codex Cospiano, Tlacolotl is represented as a horned owl nesting in a temple as the blind sorcerer god of obstacles, ice and immobility. Itzlacoluihqui, sometimes described as a negative counterpart to Tezcatlipoca, makes an offering of blood and burning incense, apparently in an attempt to blot out the sun. [http://www.kunst-fuer-alle.de/english/art/artist/image/mexican-school/8713/16/index.htm#]



* While owls are mostly known as birds of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Athena]], the barn owl and the eagle owl were sacred to [[WarGod Ares]] instead. To priests who used birds as means of divination, seeing either of those was definitely an OhCrap moment.

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* While In Myth/ClassicalMythology, while owls are mostly known as birds of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Athena]], Athena, the barn owl and the eagle owl were sacred to [[WarGod Ares]] Ares instead. To priests who used birds as means of divination, seeing either of those was definitely an OhCrap moment.moment, as both were [[WarGod gods of war]].



* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Franklin}}''. Mr. Owl is their teacher, and he is always kind and helpful...and though intelligent, never pompously so.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Franklin}}''. Mr. Owl is their teacher, and he is always kind and helpful... and though intelligent, never pompously so.



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' had an episode where Candace dreamed that she was in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'': When Candace and co. make it to the forest, one of the things that startles them is an owl...but not just any owl; it's actually a whacked-out version of an owl with Stacy's head... [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110819214504/ackleyattack/images/a/a1/Stacy_Owl.png See for yourself.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' had an episode where Candace dreamed that she was in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'': When Candace and co. make it to the forest, one of the things that startles them is an owl... but not just any owl; it's actually a whacked-out version of an owl with Stacy's head... [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110819214504/ackleyattack/images/a/a1/Stacy_Owl.png See for yourself.]]
17th Sep '17 5:12:42 PM nombretomado
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** Stolas from the ''ArsGoetia'' also appears. He doesn't attack on his own, but summons various other monsters.

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** Stolas from the ''ArsGoetia'' ''Literature/ArsGoetia'' also appears. He doesn't attack on his own, but summons various other monsters.
31st Jul '17 7:58:27 AM Jubileus57
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* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' features an Owl boss and miniature versions of it called Owlets, which can hypnotize the Miis and inflict nightmares upon them.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' features an Owl owl boss and miniature versions of it called Owlets, which can hypnotize the Miis and inflict nightmares upon them.
31st Jul '17 7:58:00 AM Jubileus57
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* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' features an Owl boss and miniature versions of it called Owlets, which can hypnotize the Miis and inflict nightmares upon them.
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