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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.
19th Feb '17 9:16:16 PM djacobse
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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. [[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. 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.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.]]
19th Feb '17 9:15:17 PM djacobse
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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. [[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'': ''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. [[spoiler: The [[BigBad Big Bad]]'s evil plan is also based on using the fear that prey have of predators to stay in power.]]
19th Feb '17 9:12:37 PM djacobse
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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. [[spoiler: The [[BigBad Big Bad]]'s evil plan is also based on using the fear that prey have of predators to stay in power.]]
3rd Feb '17 3:07:38 AM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAntAndTheAardvark'' is an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin animated series about a villainous aardvark trying to eat a noble ant.]]
25th Jan '17 8:52:20 AM BURGINABC
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* ZigZagged in WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys. Depending on the episode Eliza would either befriend or run away from a predatory animal.

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* ZigZagged in WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys. Depending on the episode Eliza would either befriend or run away from a predatory animal.animal, [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on the episode]].
25th Jan '17 8:49:44 AM BURGINABC
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* ZigZagged in WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys. Depending on the episode Eliza would either befriend or run away from a predatory animal; this ranges from [[TheWizardOfOz lions, tigers, and bears, oh my]]!

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* ZigZagged in WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys. Depending on the episode Eliza would either befriend or run away from a predatory animal; this ranges from [[TheWizardOfOz lions, tigers, and bears, oh my]]!animal.
25th Jan '17 8:44:59 AM BURGINABC
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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. 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).



* Played straight with Soto, Cretaceous, Marlstrom and Rudy, but averted with Diego and the Mamma Rex in the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''-series. It is important to note, however, that the latter two made a HeelFaceTurn.



** Averted with the cowardly, herbivorous Puppeteers -- who are possibly the most ruthless and dangerous beings in the Galaxy.
* Played with in the ''Astrosaurs'' children's series. While most of the villains are carnivorous dinosaurs and most of the good guys are herbivores, there are exceptions on both sides. Some carnivores are outright heroic while others are NobleDemons at worst, and there are more than a few evil herbivore characters.
* Played with similarly in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}''. In the first book Bertram and Mike repeatedly, firmly consider school's bullies "predators". When they're dinosaurs in the Cretaceous era, most of the ''{{Tyrannosaurus rex}}es'' and others they meet are mostly portrayed as just hungry animals going for prey. Only one is really considered as ''cruel'', and becomes a SuperPersistentPredator. In a later trip to the dinosaur age a ''Deinonychus'' pack is seen as extremely cliquish and harsh that way, but not ''evil'', and a clan of ''Acrocanthosaurs'' are seen as noble -- even the one who took a bite out of one of the main characters is considered chivalrous and later travels with said character without even eyeing him.
* Averted in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series. Owls are an integral part of wizarding society (being a huge part of their postal service, at least in Britain), and the lead character even has his own, very beloved pet owl, who's shown to be affectionate -- if not a bit haughty and standoffish when she's mad. Ron also has a very friendly, excitable owl that can be described as downright adorable.
** Hermione's cat, Crookshanks, is also an aversion, although he doesn't necessarily seem so at first since he keeps attacking Ron's pet rat, Scabbers. [[spoiler: He has good reason, since that rat is actually a wizard long presumed dead, who betrayed his closest friends and caused their deaths, as well as the deaths of many others and the imprisonment of another one of his best friends. Since Crookshanks can sense that Scabbers is untrustworthy, he goes on the offensive.]] Later installments find him perfectly friendly and gentle.
** Also averted with the thestrals, skeletal winged horse-creatures visible only to those who have witnessed someone's death. They're lured in with a carcass during one of Hagrid's classes, which they happily munch away on, and are perfectly benevolent, if rather uncomfortable to ride on. Also averted with Hagrid's hippogriff, Buckbeak, who routinely chows down on animals. He's proud and haughty, but otherwise gentle unless you insult him. Then, he'll attack -- but given that Draco's a dick and he knew better than to insult Buckbeak, it's really hard to blame the hippogriff for attacking him.
** Played straight with dragons, as even the hatchling Hagrid attempts to raise with the utmost kindness is a snapping, dangerous creature that injures him repeatedly.



* 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.



%%* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain''.
* Subverted, averted, and played straight in WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys. Depending on the episode Eliza would either befriend or run away from a predatory animal; this ranges from [[TheWizardOfOz lions, tigers, and bears, oh my]]!

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%%* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain''.
* Subverted, averted, and played straight ZigZagged in WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys. Depending on the episode Eliza would either befriend or run away from a predatory animal; this ranges from [[TheWizardOfOz lions, tigers, and bears, oh my]]!
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