History Main / PrettyButterflies

12th Sep '16 7:23:48 PM Berrenta
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* GirlWritesWhat: Used and subverted. The butterfly dies in the title credits.
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11th Aug '16 2:20:39 PM Prfnoff
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* The first act of ''The Insect Play'' by Josef and Karel Čapek is a satirical look at the love lives of vain butterflies.
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24th Jul '16 10:55:30 AM nombretomado
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* Not ''strictly'' butterflies, but ChinaMieville's PerdidoStreetStation has a race of giant mind-eating (psychophagic?) moths. They're [[NightmareFuel not strictly pretty]] either.

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* Not ''strictly'' butterflies, but ChinaMieville's Creator/ChinaMieville's PerdidoStreetStation has a race of giant mind-eating (psychophagic?) moths. They're [[NightmareFuel not strictly pretty]] either.
5th May '16 2:38:58 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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5th May '16 2:38:57 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth Golden Butterflies]] show up a lot in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. Seeing them usually means you're very big trouble.

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* [[ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth Golden Butterflies]] show up a lot in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. Seeing them usually means you're very big trouble.
16th Apr '16 5:44:58 AM MJTR
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* Butterflies in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' appear in areas free of enemies and plesantly flutter about. Poking them with a Deku stick reveals them to be fairies in disguise.
15th Mar '16 4:14:34 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' game has [[FinalBoss Pandora]], whose final form is a giant, bipedal butterfly.
** The series as a whole loves its butterfly motif; Philemon, a major character in the first three games (counting both halves of the second game), has ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth as his his major gimmick, and is never seen without a butterfly mask. The save points in the fourth game even ''are'' butterflies (which according to WordOfGod are Philemon's current manifestation).

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* The first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} first]] ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' game has [[FinalBoss Pandora]], whose final form is a giant, bipedal butterfly.
** The series as a whole loves its butterfly motif; Philemon, a major character in the first three games (counting both halves of [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} the second game), game]]), has ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth as his his major gimmick, and is never seen without a butterfly mask. The save points in [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} the fourth game game]] even ''are'' butterflies (which according to WordOfGod are Philemon's current manifestation).
26th Feb '16 7:37:48 AM memememememe
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has Wormy, Sandy's pet caterpillar who transforms into a butterfly. But since there are no butterflies underwater, [[SubvertedTrope everyone thinks it's a hideous monster]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has Wormy, Sandy's pet caterpillar who transforms into a butterfly. But since there are no butterflies underwater, [[SubvertedTrope everyone thinks it's a hideous monster]].an eldritch abomination]].
5th Jan '16 5:02:47 PM Menarker
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That said, don't let your guard down around their petite and attractive forms. Butterflies in fiction have an occasional history of being paired with poison; which has made them popular with various [[TheVamp Vamps]] and [[HoneyTrap Honey Traps]] as well as any villain that choose the butterfly motif to represent subtle alluring and deadly deception.

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That said, don't let your guard down around their petite and attractive forms. Butterflies in fiction have an occasional history of being paired with some darker trait like poison; which has made them popular with various [[TheVamp Vamps]] and [[HoneyTrap Honey Traps]] as well as any villain that choose the butterfly motif to represent how they are subtle alluring and deadly deception.
deceptively deadly.
28th Dec '15 5:19:38 AM Menarker
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Contrast MacabreMothMotif.

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Contrast MacabreMothMotif.MacabreMothMotif (Although if someone is invoking this trope to hide how deadly the butterfly is, then the difference between the two is only skin deep.)
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