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29th Apr '16 9:18:17 AM AllHailThrall
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* There is a talking parrot in ''VideoGame/TheUltimateHauntedHouse'', found in the menagerie, who gives hints to complete the game. It can be fed items in order to make him lay eggs, or [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential attacked, tortured, or fried by electricity to create a "roast bird".]]
16th Apr '16 2:25:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheSims'' 2, you can teach a parrot to talk. (Or a kestrel, because it's really just a palette swap.) Of course, it, like your Sim, will still be SpeakingSimlish.
* ''GrandiaII'' gives us Ryudo's pet falcon Skye ([[ThisIsMyHuman Skye would disagree]]).

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* In ''TheSims'' 2, ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', you can teach a parrot to talk. (Or a kestrel, because it's really just a palette swap.) Of course, it, like your Sim, will still be SpeakingSimlish.
* ''GrandiaII'' ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'' gives us Ryudo's pet falcon Skye ([[ThisIsMyHuman Skye would disagree]]).
3rd Apr '16 6:01:40 PM Aiguille
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* The UrExample (at least as far as this trope's horror potential goes) is Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's famous raven in the poem "Literature/TheRaven." The narrator begs of the bird to answer increasingly desperate questions about the afterlife and the hope of reuniting with his LostLenore, but the raven constantly answers, "Nevermore," rather pessimistically. The last stanza suggests that the bird has taken up permanent residence, and is less bird than evil portent of despair and damnation. You know, typical Poe.

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* The UrExample (at least as far as this trope's horror potential goes) is Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's famous raven in the poem "Literature/TheRaven." The narrator begs of the bird to answer increasingly desperate questions about the afterlife and the hope of reuniting with his LostLenore, TheLostLenore, but the raven constantly answers, "Nevermore," rather pessimistically. The last stanza suggests that the bird has taken up permanent residence, and is less bird than evil portent of despair and damnation. You know, typical Poe.
19th Jan '16 11:53:34 PM BattleMaster
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*** Not just moody, but sometimes actively unhelpful. While they may have the intelligence of a five year old, they have the emotional maturity of a two year old. So sometimes you'll get a right answer, sometimes no answer, and sometimes a deliberately incorrect answer, [[ForTheEvulz because it's more fun to watch you get frustrated than it is to get a reward.]]

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*** Not just moody, but sometimes actively unhelpful. While they may have the intelligence of a five year old, they have the emotional maturity of a two year old. So sometimes you'll get a right answer, sometimes no answer, and sometimes a deliberately incorrect answer, [[ForTheEvulz [[{{Troll}} because it's more fun to watch you get frustrated than it is to get a reward.]]
14th Nov '15 2:46:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheSurvivors'' begins with RobinWilliams ''getting fired'' by his boss's parrot. No, really.

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* ''Film/TheSurvivors'' begins with RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams ''getting fired'' by his boss's parrot. No, really.
10th Nov '15 5:06:50 PM itstrishaagain
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* There are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSXSOEiv3N0 humanoid parrots in real life.]]
10th Nov '15 5:02:34 PM itstrishaagain
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** In ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Jafar claims that "If it weren't for me, you'd still be in a cage at the bazaar squawking 'Polly want a cracker'", which is sometimes taken to mean that Iago was a normal parrot whom Jafar made articulate with some sort of magic. On the other hand, no one seems to find it surprising that Iago is articulate.
*** Another interpretation is that ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' 's setting contains both anthropomorphic parrots and normal, animal-like parrots. Iago is actually of the first king but was already acting as if he was of the second kind when Jafar found him. Jafar found out about Iago's sapient nature, which allowed Iago to stop his act whenever Jafar and him were alone, but he continued to play the mindless bird in presence of anybody else.

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** In ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Jafar claims that "If it weren't for me, you'd still be in a cage at the bazaar squawking 'Polly want a cracker'", which is sometimes taken to mean that Iago was a normal parrot whom Jafar made articulate with some sort of magic. On the other hand, no one seems to find it surprising that Iago is articulate.
*** Another interpretation is that ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' 's setting contains both anthropomorphic
only ''thinks'' he's unique- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSXSOEiv3N0 there are parrots and normal, animal-like parrots. Iago is actually of the first king but was already acting as if he was of the second kind when Jafar found him. Jafar found out about Iago's sapient nature, which allowed Iago to stop his in real life who act whenever Jafar and him were alone, but he continued to play the mindless bird in presence of anybody else.like humans.]]
3rd Nov '15 1:53:09 PM Berrenta
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* Vienya's familiar Moja, from ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare''. Just how intelligent Moja is, we don't know -- he does communicate telepathically with Vienya, though, and is capable of translating for her in only slightly clipped Japanese (complete with kanji). Justified because, well, [[CaptainObvious he's her familiar]] and that's what he's there for (she's a selective mute and can't/won't communicate in any other way).

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* Vienya's familiar Moja, from ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare''. Just how intelligent Moja is, we don't know -- he does communicate telepathically with Vienya, though, and is capable of translating for her in only slightly clipped Japanese (complete with kanji). Justified because, well, [[CaptainObvious he's her familiar]] familiar, and that's what he's there for (she's a selective mute and can't/won't communicate in any other way).
25th Oct '15 9:47:10 AM AllenbysEyes
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* Creator/RayBradbury's short story "The Parrot Who Met Papa" features a parrot who memorized the unpublished last novel of Creator/ErnestHemingway.
4th Oct '15 10:25:15 AM zootsutra
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*** Or you could just teach them [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UacIyT7YRCA/ to play Xbox.]]

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*** Or you could just teach them [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UacIyT7YRCA/ com/watch?v=STLZsAwxp_c to play Xbox.]]
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