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3rd Feb '18 12:14:52 AM CrazyMediaFan
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* A rare real-life example would be the monstrous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_(crocodile) Gustave]], an enormous Nile crocodile who's been observed killing for the sake of killing rather than just for food. Gustave is belived to be atleast 60 years old, but might be closer to a hundred, has been the target of several hunts that have all failed, and was last seen in June 2015 while dragging an entire bull buffalo into the water. He's suspected to have killed around 300 humans as well.

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* A rare real-life example would be the monstrous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_(crocodile) Gustave]], an enormous Nile crocodile who's been observed killing for the sake of killing rather than just for food. Gustave is belived to be atleast at least 60 years old, but might be closer to a hundred, has been the target of several hunts that have all failed, and was last seen in June 2015 while dragging an entire bull buffalo into the water. He's suspected to have killed around 300 humans as well.well.
* Another rare example would be dolphins, dolphins are known to hunt not only for food but also as a social activity within pods and for fun.
14th Dec '17 10:00:25 PM BURGINABC
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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/YouAreUmasou''. The protagonist, a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' named Heart, was adopted and raised by a herd of ''Maiasaura''. Later, when he discovers the taste of meat, he's horrified to learn that he finds it delicious. By the end of the movie, however, he has come to grips with it, and after being reunited with his adoptive family one of his relatives asks if he has become a meat eater. His response is basically, [[BrutalHonesty "Yes, because if I wasn't I would starve to death."]]
14th Dec '17 9:57:46 PM BURGINABC
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** In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', a leopard[[ViewerGenderConfusion ess]] named Sabor is one of the main villains. [[spoiler:She is eventually killed by Tarzan when he kills her by impaling her with a knife after an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] battle.]] It helps that the bug-eyed, feral Sabor is [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute not in any way adorable]] and is, quite frankly, a bloodthirsty brute.

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** In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', a leopard[[ViewerGenderConfusion ess]] named Sabor is one of the main villains. [[spoiler:She is eventually killed by Tarzan when he kills her by impaling her with a knife after an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] battle.]] It helps that the bug-eyed, feral Sabor is [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute not in any way adorable]] and is, quite frankly, a bloodthirsty brute.]]



* Deconstructed in ''Anime/YouAreUmasou''. The protagonist, a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' named Heart, was adopted and raised by a herd of ''Maiasaura''. Later, when he discovers the taste of meat, he's horrified to learn that he finds it delicious. By the end of the movie, however, he has come to grips with it. Even better, after being reunited with his adoptive family one of his relatives asks if he has become a meat eater. His response is basically, [[BrutalHonesty "Yes, because if I wasn't I would starve to death."]]

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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/YouAreUmasou''. The protagonist, a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' named Heart, was adopted and raised by a herd of ''Maiasaura''. Later, when he discovers the taste of meat, he's horrified to learn that he finds it delicious. By the end of the movie, however, he has come to grips with it. Even better, it, and after being reunited with his adoptive family one of his relatives asks if he has become a meat eater. His response is basically, [[BrutalHonesty "Yes, because if I wasn't I would starve to death."]]
14th Dec '17 9:49:42 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''WebAnimation/OfWeaselsAndChickens'', this is the attitude of the majority of the animals living in the Haven.
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13th Dec '17 11:51:44 PM PaulA
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* There are a fair amount of "intense" or "edgy" nature documentaries that will often play up the scare factor of carnivorous animals.
13th Dec '17 11:51:15 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'':
** Averted with most predators, but played dead straight with ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'', which is shown as a "villain" of both episodes it appears in just because it preys on other animals. A bit of a bizarre example, in that in both of the episodes it appears in ("Cruel Sea" and "Giant of the Skies") the creature it is shown preying on or trying to is itself a carnivore.
** ''Walking with Monsters'', however, plays it straight, as anything that preys upon a human ancestor is shown as a [[PrehistoricMonster vicious brute]], unless it is itself stated to be a human ancestor.

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* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'':
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''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'': Averted with most predators, but played dead straight with ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'', which is shown as a "villain" of both episodes it appears in just because it preys on other animals. A bit of a bizarre example, in that in both of the episodes it appears in ("Cruel Sea" and "Giant of the Skies") the creature it is shown preying on or trying to is itself a carnivore.
** ''Walking with Monsters'', however, plays it straight, as * In ''Series/WalkingWithMonsters'', anything that preys upon a human ancestor is shown as a [[PrehistoricMonster vicious brute]], unless it is itself stated to be a human ancestor.
19th Oct '17 9:02:34 AM SkidTroper
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30th Mar '17 2:47:47 PM leenonychus
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* In ''WebAnimation/OfWeaselsAndChickens'', this is the attitude of the majority of the animals living in the Haven.
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22nd Feb '17 12:53:13 AM BURGINABC
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* In Creator/TatsuyamaSayuri's "Manga/HappyHappyClover" anime and manga series. While [[PunnyName Professor Hoot]] and the other owls are nice and also very strict. The opposite can be said for [[http://www.myanime.me/screenshots/115206-episode-13-screenshot-008.jpg Cinnamon the Fox, the recurring antagonist of the series]] along with his "sidekick" [[TheTrickster Twirl the Squirrel]] [[http://animelehti.fi/wordpress/wp-content/files/2012/01/bubus03.png who would spread various rumors and trick the main characters much to the Clover's disapproval.]] In earlier volumes when Shallot, Kale, and Clover were much younger Cinnamon and Twirl were actually bullies. Cinnamon's sister is a lot nicer compared to him and is also a fortune teller.
20th Feb '17 7:49:28 PM BURGINABC
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Deconstructed. The initial premise of the movie is that predators and prey have learned to live together, although the predators are still seen as more dominant and will often bully the weaker prey. [[spoiler: The [[BigBad Big Bad]]'s evil plan is also based on using the fear that prey have of predators to stay in power.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Deconstructed. %% Please do not add Zootopia to this list. The initial premise of the movie trope is that about predators being categorically portrayed as vicious and prey have learned to live together, although evil by the story, as opposed to having it as an in-universe stereotype. You can't even say it's a Subverted Trope, since from the very beginning we see Bobby Catmull and Jaguar (both clearly benign characters) helping Judy put on the play. Add to that the fact that the "predators" are predators are still seen as more dominant in name only since they no longer hunt their "prey", and will often bully this has just diverged way too far from the weaker prey. [[spoiler: The [[BigBad Big Bad]]'s evil plan is also based on using the fear that prey have actual trope to be any kind of predators to stay in power.]]example.
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