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15th Jan '16 1:36:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* Considering most of the characters are either carnivores or omnivores, this is averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard''. It however portrays ''scavengers'' as abhorrent, despite the fact real life lions will readily scavenge too if given the chance. Vultures and hyenas are the villains in the pilot, and the later are not even considered scavengers in real life anymore than lions are. It's true hyenas will scavenge, but they hunt most of what they eat.
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* Considering most of the characters are either carnivores or omnivores, this is averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard''. It The pilot however portrays ''scavengers'' as abhorrent, despite the fact real life lions will readily scavenge too if given the chance. Vultures and hyenas are the villains in the pilot, and the later are not even considered scavengers in real life anymore than lions are. It's true hyenas will scavenge, but they hunt most of what they eat. This fact is later shown in the series itself, where a hyena named Jasiri mentions that hyenas serve as scavengers in the Circle of Life and tells Kion that not all hyenas are bad.
3rd Jan '16 5:36:28 AM Hjortron18
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* Played straight with Soto, Cretaceous, Marlstrom and Rudy, but averted with Diego and the Mamma Rex in WesternAnimation/IceAge''.
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* Played straight with Soto, Cretaceous, Marlstrom and Rudy, but averted with Diego and the Mamma Rex in WesternAnimation/IceAge''.the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''-series.
28th Dec '15 6:38:37 PM trixus
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* Downplayed but animals some listed man eaters animals kind of fit. Wolves who attack humans does it because they don't look threatening so while it is predatory behavior people won't appreciate animals preying on their children for an easy meal. Then again morality about preying on the weak wasn't made for other animals.
17th Dec '15 3:47:28 PM Everdream
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* Considering most of the characters are either carnivores or omnivores, this is averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard''. It however portrays ''scavengers'' as abhorrent. Vultures and hyenas are the villains in the pilot.
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* Considering most of the characters are either carnivores or omnivores, this is averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard''. It however portrays ''scavengers'' as abhorrent. abhorrent, despite the fact real life lions will readily scavenge too if given the chance. Vultures and hyenas are the villains in the pilot.pilot, and the later are not even considered scavengers in real life anymore than lions are. It's true hyenas will scavenge, but they hunt most of what they eat.
17th Dec '15 1:23:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* Considering most of the characters are either carnivores or omnivores, this is averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard''. It however portrays ''scavengers'' as abhorrent. Vultures and hyenas are the villains in the pilot.
14th Dec '15 4:09:51 AM StFan
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[[folder:Documentary]] * ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' averts this with most predators, but plays it 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. ** WWB depicted some true predators as scavengers to make them less sympathetic, the worst case being the terror bird (which had no sense of smell and therefore relied almost entirely on hunting).
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[[folder:Documentary]] [[folder:Anime & Manga]] * ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' averts this with most predators, but plays it dead straight with ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'', Inverted in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'': We're told of the Death Gore, a gargantuan herbivore beast who almost caused the end of the world by devouring whole tracts of forests and woodlands on his way. Eventually the disaster was averted when the Death Gore's pack was totally annihilated by a single predator, the [[NobleWolf Battle Wolf]], which is shown as a "villain" carnivorous. * In the first episode of both episodes it appears ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]],'' Piplup is captured in just because it preys on the web of an [[GiantSpider Ariados]] and has to be freed by Dawn. Later on, an entire swarm of Ariados come back to trap them, and Piplup is forced to use [[DeathOrGloryAttack Bide]] in order to fend them off. * In Creator/TatsuyamaSayuri's "Manga/HappyHappyClover" anime and manga series. While [[PunnyName Professor Hoot]] and the other animals. A bit of a bizarre example, in that in both 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 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 series]] along 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. ** WWB depicted some true predators as scavengers to make them less sympathetic, his "sidekick" [[TheTrickster Twirl the worst case being Squirrel]] [[http://animelehti.fi/wordpress/wp-content/files/2012/01/bubus03.png who would spread various rumors and trick the terror bird (which had no sense of smell main characters much to the Clover's disapproval.]] In earlier volumes when Shallot, Kale, and therefore relied almost entirely on hunting).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.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]] * In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', carnivorous dinosaurs, [[CallARabbitASmeerp called Sharpteeth]], are the main villains. In the first movie, a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' named Sharptooth is the main villain. He is a nearly invincible killing machine, killing huge apatosaurs twice his size, surviving a 700-foot drop with just a mild coma, and leaping and running effortlessly. He is ultimately dispatched by being tossed into a lake and being hit on the head with a giant rock.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]] * For a strip that endeavors to educate us about nature, ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail'' still falls into this trope sometimes, the narration describing "villainous wolves" and similar. [[/folder]] [[folder:Documentary]] * ''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. ** WWB depicted some true predators as scavengers to make them less sympathetic, the worst case being the terror bird (which had no sense of smell and therefore relied almost entirely on hunting). [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Animated]] Animation]] * In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', carnivorous ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'': ** Carnivorous dinosaurs, [[CallARabbitASmeerp called Sharpteeth]], are the main villains. In the first movie, a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' named Sharptooth is the main villain. He is a nearly invincible killing machine, killing huge apatosaurs twice his size, surviving a 700-foot drop with just a mild coma, and leaping and running effortlessly. He is ultimately dispatched by being tossed into a lake and being hit on the head with a giant rock.

* Averted in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', where the heroes are predators, and the circle of life is a major plot point. They're not actually shown killing, although Simba does mention eating antelope. ** Then again, the only ones actually shown eating animal bits are the villain, Scar, and his hyena lackeys. Scar tosses them a haunch of zebra (which has somehow been neatly butchered). * Both inverted and played straight in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' where although Mowgli's archnemesis is an evil, bloodthirsty tiger named Shere Khan, his two best friends are a sloth bear named Baloo and a black leopard named Bagheera. ** Mowgli was also RaisedByWolves. ** There is also a divergence in the book on this point, where in Kipling's version, Kaa, the giant rock python is a close friend and ally of Mowgli, but in the animated adapation he becomes [[AdaptationalVillainy a secondary villain]], because PredatorsAreMean, ReptilesAreAbhorrent, and [[SnakesAreSinister Sssssnakess are ssssinisster]]. * Inverted and played straight in the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' films where the main character is a presumably omnivourous giant panda, who is trained by a similarly omnivorous red panda, who is partnered with a tiger, a Chinese viper, a praying mantis, a golden langur, and a Chinese crane (though the last two are technically omnivores). By contrast, while the villain of the first film is a clearly carnivorous snow leopard, the villain of the sequel is instead a presumable omnivorous albino peacock, whose minions are either carnivorous wolves or presumably omnivorous gorillas. ** However, none of the characters are actually shown eating meat, only vegetables, noodles or tofu, regardless of their natural diet.
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* Averted in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', where the heroes are predators, and the circle of life is a major plot point. They're not actually shown killing, although Simba does mention eating antelope. ** antelope. Then again, the only ones actually shown eating animal bits are the villain, Scar, and his hyena lackeys. Scar tosses them a haunch of zebra (which has somehow been neatly butchered). * Both inverted and played straight in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' where although Mowgli's archnemesis is an evil, bloodthirsty tiger named Shere Khan, his two best friends are a sloth bear named Baloo and a black leopard named Bagheera. ** Bagheera. Mowgli was also RaisedByWolves. ** RaisedByWolves. There is also a divergence in the book on this point, where in Kipling's version, Kaa, the giant rock python is a close friend and ally of Mowgli, but in the animated adapation he becomes [[AdaptationalVillainy a secondary villain]], because PredatorsAreMean, ReptilesAreAbhorrent, and [[SnakesAreSinister Sssssnakess are ssssinisster]]. * Inverted and played straight in the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' films where the main character is a presumably omnivourous giant panda, who is trained by a similarly omnivorous red panda, who is partnered with a tiger, a Chinese viper, a praying mantis, a golden langur, and a Chinese crane (though the last two are technically omnivores). By contrast, while the villain of the first film is a clearly carnivorous snow leopard, the villain of the sequel is instead a presumable omnivorous albino peacock, whose minions are either carnivorous wolves or presumably omnivorous gorillas. ** gorillas. However, none of the characters are actually shown eating meat, only vegetables, noodles or tofu, regardless of their natural diet.

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[[folder:Manga and Anime]] * Inverted in ''{{Toriko}}'': We're told of the Death Gore, a gargantuan herbivore beast who almost caused the end of the world by devouring whole tracts of forests and woodlands on his way. Eventually the disaster was averted when the Death Gore's pack was totally annihilated by a single predator, the [[NobleWolf Battle Wolf]], which is carnivorous. * In the first episode of ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]],'' Piplup is captured in the web of an [[GiantSpider Ariados]] and has to be freed by Dawn. Later on, an entire swarm of Ariados come back to trap them, and Piplup is forced to use [[DeathOrGloryAttack Bide]] in order to fend them off. * 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.
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[[folder:Manga [[folder:Toys]] * Played straight in Imaginext's dinosaur toyline. The evil dinosaurs, the Predators, are destroying the environment ForTheEvulz and Anime]] * Inverted in ''{{Toriko}}'': We're told are all [[CarnivoresAreMean carnivorous species]] like ''Spinosaurus'' or ''Velociraptor''. Meanwhile, most of the Death Gore, a gargantuan herbivore beast who almost caused good dinosaurs, the end of the world by devouring whole tracts of forests and woodlands on his way. Eventually the disaster was averted when the Death Gore's pack was totally annihilated by a single predator, the [[NobleWolf Battle Wolf]], which is carnivorous. * In the first episode of ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]],'' Piplup is captured in the web of an [[GiantSpider Ariados]] and has to be freed by Dawn. Later on, an entire swarm of Ariados come back to trap them, and Piplup is forced to use [[DeathOrGloryAttack Bide]] in order to fend them off. * In Creator/TatsuyamaSayuri's "Manga/HappyHappyClover" anime and manga series. While [[PunnyName Professor Hoot]] and the other owls Ecovores, 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. herbivores.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * For a strip that endeavors to educate us about nature, ''MarkTrail'' still falls into this trope sometimes, the narration describing "villainous wolves" and similar.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Video Games]] * For a strip that endeavors Averted in ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time''. One carnivorous dinosaur does appear and is just as friendly as the herbivores. It's also one of few of the dinosaurs to educate us seriously wonder [[FridgeLogic about nature, ''MarkTrail'' the car traveling in prehistoric times]]. ** Also pretty much every carnivore in the games are friendly. * Both inverted and played straight in ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'' where even though the villains primarily use carnivorous dinosaurs, one exception is a ''Saichania''. * Played mostly straight in the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series. Predators are likely to attack you on sight while herbivores tend to shy away and get killed. * Played annoyingly straight in ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and even worse in ''VideoGame/FarCry4''. In the third game in the franchise, some of the predators will hunt you with deliberate intent to kill you over [=NPCs=] that might be closer to them. And in some cases, two (or even three) different predators might gang up on you in favor of killing each other [[note]] the animal AI is designed to act like a normal circle of life and predators will attack other predators if they are "in their territory"[[/note]]. In the 4th game it gets worse still falls into this trope sometimes, as they add a giant eagle that will swoop down on you with little warning (a slight screech indicates a black eagle is about to attack and you have approximately 2 or 3 seconds to find it before you get attacked and lose half your health) and honey badgers that are not only tiny and vicious, but also extremely tough to kill with anything less than a machine gun. At least the narration describing "villainous wolves" honey badgers do not come in packs. ** The honey badger's toughness and similar.viciousness is lampshaded in a hunting quest where you are given a heavy machine gun to hunt it down, and before you can fully accept the quest, you must say "yes" no less than 4 times to start the mission.

[[folder:Toys]] * Played straight in Imaginext's dinosaur toyline. The evil dinosaurs, the Predators, are destroying the environment ForTheEvulz and are all [[CarnivoresAreMean carnivorous species]] like ''Spinosaurus'' or ''Velociraptor''. Meanwhile, most of the good dinosaurs, the Ecovores, are herbivores. [[/folder]] [[folder:Video Game]] * Averted in ''Putt-Putt Travels Through Time''. One carnivorous dinosaur does appear and is just as friendly as the herbivores. It's also one of few of the dinosaurs to seriously wonder [[FridgeLogic about the car traveling in prehistoric times]]. ** Also pretty much every carnivore in the games are friendly. * Both inverted and played straight in ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'' where even though the villains primarily use carnivorous dinosaurs, one exception is a ''Saichania''. * Played mostly straight in the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series. Predators are likely to attack you on sight while herbivores tend to shy away and get killed. * Played annoyingly straight in ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and even worse in ''VideoGame/FarCry4''. In the third game in the franchise, some of the predators will hunt you with deliberate intent to kill you over [=NPCs=] that might be closer to them. And in some cases, two (or even three) different predators might gang up on you in favor of killing each other [[note]] the animal AI is designed to act like a normal circle of life and predators will attack other predators if they are "in their territory"[[/note]]. In the 4th game it gets worse still as they add a giant eagle that will swoop down on you with little warning (a slight screech indicates a black eagle is about to attack and you have approximately 2 or 3 seconds to find it before you get attacked and lose half your health) and honey badgers that are not only tiny and vicious, but also extremely tough to kill with anything less than a machine gun. At least the honey badgers do not come in packs. ** The honey badger's toughness and viciousness is lampshaded in a hunting quest where you are given a heavy machine gun to hunt it down, and before you can fully accept the quest, you must say "yes" no less than 4 times to start the mission. [[/folder]]

22nd Nov '15 1:01:55 AM PurrElise
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* The fox in ''WesternAnimation/TheFirstSnowOfWinter'' goes out of its way to try and eat Sean even after it catches the much fatter Voley.
18th Oct '15 11:31:20 AM nombretomado
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* The introduction of Speedy the Super Squirrel in the PowerPuffGirls has this, with the eagle that originally tries to kill Speedy for food is treated like a monster for, you know, being a predator. But then, Bubbles never did care much for animals that werent cute.
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* The introduction of Speedy the Super Squirrel in the PowerPuffGirls ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has this, with the eagle that originally tries to kill Speedy for food is treated like a monster for, you know, being a predator. But then, Bubbles never did care much for animals that werent cute.
10th Oct '15 8:59:38 AM Hjortron18
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* Played straight with Soto, Cretaceous, Marlstrom and Rudy, but averted with Diego and the Mamma Rex in WesternAnimation/IceAge''.
26th Aug '15 7:00:48 PM CH4S
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** Sometime sharks attack surfers only because they mistake them for seals. They don't find humans tasty as a blubbery seal.
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** Sometime sharks attack surfers only because they mistake them for seals.seals ([[UpToEleven on top of that]], seals are carnivores as well). They don't find humans tasty as a blubbery seal.
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