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14th Feb '18 1:17:28 PM Lymantria
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->''"Ampibians are animals that are distinguished by a body cold and generally naked; stern and expressive countenance; harsh voice; mostly lurid color; filthy odor; a few are furnished with a horrid poison; all have cartilaginous bones, slow circulation, exquisite sight and hearing, large pulmonary vessels, lobate liver, oblong thick stomach, and cystic, hepatic, and pancreatic ducts: they are deficient in diaphragm, do not transpire, can live a long time without food, are tenatious of life, and have the power of reproducing parts which have been destroyed or lost; some undergo a metamorphosis; some cast their skin; some appear to live promiscuously on land or in the water, and some are torpid during the winter."''
-->-- '''Carl von Linné a.k.a. Carolus Linnaeus''', ''Systema Naturae'' [[note]]It should also be noted that not all herps (which were all called amphibians by Linnaeus) are bright in color, none have cartilaginous skeletons, many are quite docile, not to mention mute, and very few can regenerate body parts.[[/note]]

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->''"Ampibians ->''"Reptiles are animals that are distinguished by a body abhorrent because of their cold and generally naked; stern and expressive countenance; harsh voice; mostly lurid color; filthy odor; a few are furnished with a horrid poison; all have body, pale color, cartilaginous bones, slow circulation, exquisite sight skeleton, filthy skin, fierce aspect, calculating eye, offensive smell, harsh voice, squalid habitation, and hearing, large pulmonary vessels, lobate liver, oblong thick stomach, and cystic, hepatic, and pancreatic ducts: they are deficient in diaphragm, do not transpire, can live a long time without food, are tenatious of life, and have the power of reproducing parts which have been destroyed or lost; some undergo a metamorphosis; some cast terrible venom; wherefore their skin; some appear Creator has not exerted his powers to live promiscuously on land or in the water, and some are torpid during the winter.make many of them."''
-->-- '''Carl von Linné a.k.a. Carolus Linnaeus''', ''Systema Naturae'' [[note]]It [[note]]Also the {{Epigraph}} of the ''Literature/JurassicPark'' book. It should also be noted that not all herps (which were all called amphibians by Linnaeus) reptiles are bright pale in color, none have cartilaginous skeletons, many are quite clean and docile, not to mention mute, and very few can regenerate body parts.have venom. Also, there are 8,240 species of reptile and only about 5,416 species of mammal, so their Creator clearly ''has'' exerted his powers to make many of them.[[/note]]
13th Feb '18 1:03:06 PM Dark_Lord_
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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' has multiple antagonists based on reptiles, most of them MonstersOfTheWeek. Below are some of the more notable ones.
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' has Kamen Rider Ohja, which means [[MeaningfulName King of Snakes]]. His human identity is Takeshi Asakura, a convicted but escaped murderer who has an [[BloodKnight unhealthy obsession with fighting.]] He is easily one of the most evil characters in the show.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' has multiple antagonists based on reptiles, most of them MonstersOfTheWeek. Below are some of Some series also introduce reptile-based Kamen Riders, with the more notable ones.
majority of them being outright evil. Examples below:
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' has ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''
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Kamen Rider Ohja, which means [[MeaningfulName King of Snakes]].Snakes, a MeaningfulName, since his Rider form is based on a cobra. His human identity is Takeshi Asakura, a convicted but escaped murderer who has an [[BloodKnight unhealthy obsession with fighting.]] He is easily one of the most evil characters in the show.show.
*** One of the specials of ''Ryuki'' introduces Itsuro Takamizawa AKA Kamen Rider Verde, whose Rider form is based on a chameleon. While he maintains the appearance of a successful businessman, he is no better than the aforementioned Kamen Rider Ohja, as he has no qualms about violently killing everyone standing in his way.
11th Feb '18 2:18:43 AM jormis29
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* Played with in the novel ''Chester Cricket's Home'', a sequel to ''ACricketInTimesSquare''. One of the residents of Chester's meadow, a water snake named Walter, realizes that many humans find him horrifying, a fact that he takes an inordinate amount of pride in. However, Walter is actually quite friendly and funny, if a bit of a wise guy at times.

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* Played with in the novel ''Chester Cricket's Home'', a sequel to ''ACricketInTimesSquare''.''Literature/TheCricketInTimesSquare''. One of the residents of Chester's meadow, a water snake named Walter, realizes that many humans find him horrifying, a fact that he takes an inordinate amount of pride in. However, Walter is actually quite friendly and funny, if a bit of a wise guy at times.
9th Feb '18 8:59:57 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Series/KamenRiderRyuki has Kamen Rider Ohja, which means [[MeaningfulName King of Snakes]]. And Oh how evil [[ForTheEvulz he]] [[BloodKnight is.]]

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* Series/KamenRiderRyuki ''Franchise/KamenRider'' has multiple antagonists based on reptiles, most of them MonstersOfTheWeek. Below are some of the more notable ones.
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''
has Kamen Rider Ohja, which means [[MeaningfulName King of Snakes]]. And Oh how evil [[ForTheEvulz he]] His human identity is Takeshi Asakura, a convicted but escaped murderer who has an [[BloodKnight is.]]unhealthy obsession with fighting.]] He is easily one of the most evil characters in the show.
** Subverted with Taiga Nobori AKA Kamen Rider Saga in ''Series/KamenRiderKiva''. He does start out as an antagonist and his armor is based on a snake, but later becomes an ally to the hero.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' has Blood Stalk, a Kamen Rider-like villain based on a cobra. He has no qualms whatsoever in experimenting on innocent civilians, kill bystanders who stand in his way and even goes as far as to instigate a war between two nations, just to further his agenda.
4th Feb '18 7:21:37 PM WillKeaton
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** Likewise, in "The Undertakers", the chief villain is a vain old crocodile called the Mugger[[note]] although mugger/magar/makara is an actual word for a crocodile species in South Asia[[/note]], who ''boasts'' of having attacked human women and children (but is less than thrilled to be reminded that a woman once drove him away by shooting at him).

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** Likewise, in "The Undertakers", the chief villain is a vain old crocodile called the Mugger[[note]] although Mugger,[[note]]although mugger/magar/makara is an actual word for a crocodile species in South Asia[[/note]], Asia,[[/note]] who ''boasts'' of having attacked human women and children (but is less than thrilled to be reminded that a woman once drove him away by shooting at him).
4th Feb '18 7:18:34 PM WillKeaton
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->''"Ampibians are animals that are distinguished by a body cold and generally naked; stern and expressive countenance; harsh voice; mostly lurid color; filthy odor; a few are furnished with a horrid poison; all have cartilaginous bones, slow circulation, exquisite sight and hearing, large pulmonary vessels, lobate liver, oblong thick stomach, and cystic, hepatic, and pancreatic ducts: they are deficient in diaphragm, do not transpire , can live a long time without food, are tenatious of life, and have the power of reproducing parts which have been destroyed or lost; some undergo a metamorphosis; some cast their skin; some appear to live promiscuously on land or in the water, and some are torpid during the winter."''

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->''"Ampibians are animals that are distinguished by a body cold and generally naked; stern and expressive countenance; harsh voice; mostly lurid color; filthy odor; a few are furnished with a horrid poison; all have cartilaginous bones, slow circulation, exquisite sight and hearing, large pulmonary vessels, lobate liver, oblong thick stomach, and cystic, hepatic, and pancreatic ducts: they are deficient in diaphragm, do not transpire , transpire, can live a long time without food, are tenatious of life, and have the power of reproducing parts which have been destroyed or lost; some undergo a metamorphosis; some cast their skin; some appear to live promiscuously on land or in the water, and some are torpid during the winter."''
20th Jan '18 1:11:18 PM schoi30
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* ''Disney/TheRescuers'' features an association of Rescue Aid mice, a friendly cat who sings about keeping faith, an extremely helpful dragonfly, and a good turtle -- but the alligators are the only mean animals in the movie. Huh. ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' features a PunchClockVillain Goanna who still liked to terrorize smaller animals, as well as a bunch of man-eating crocodiles. The frilled lizard (one of the cute species) is a good guy, however. Tellingly, none of the mean reptiles in either of the movies talk. And the crocodilians of both films seem to be rather useful at being the method of a KarmicDeath...
* ''Disney/RobinHood'' has the PunchClockVillain Sir Hiss. Oddly enough, he's a goofy IneffectualSympatheticVillain. Another villain is an axe wielding alligator {{Elite Mook|s}}. Two others are reptiles [[PunchClockVillain under the service]] of the Mammalian Prince John. The movie does feature a more sympathetic turtle: Toby, {{nerd}}y friend of [[CheerfulChild Skippy Rabbit]].

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* ''Disney/TheRescuers'' features an association of Rescue Aid mice, a friendly cat who sings about keeping faith, an extremely helpful dragonfly, and a good turtle -- but the alligators crocodiles are the only mean animals in the movie. Huh. ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'' features a PunchClockVillain Goanna who still liked to terrorize smaller animals, as well as a bunch of man-eating crocodiles. The frilled lizard (one of the cute species) is a good guy, however. Tellingly, none of the mean reptiles in either of the movies talk. And the crocodilians of both films seem to be rather useful at being the method of a KarmicDeath...
* ''Disney/RobinHood'' has the PunchClockVillain Sir Hiss. Oddly enough, he's a goofy IneffectualSympatheticVillain. Another villain is an axe wielding alligator crocodile {{Elite Mook|s}}. Two others are reptiles [[PunchClockVillain under the service]] of the Mammalian Prince John. The movie does feature a more sympathetic turtle: Toby, {{nerd}}y friend of [[CheerfulChild Skippy Rabbit]].
19th Jan '18 1:34:32 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films have very few reptilian sentients. Most of them are in the Cantina on Mos Eisley. The only exception is Bossk, a rather vicious Trandoshan bounty hunter. General Grievous was a Kaleesh, a reptilian species that are at war with the Huk, a mantid-like species. The Huk were the Invaders, and Grievous was very noble back then. The prequels have some other reptilian species, but none in a prominent role. Amphibian-based species are more of an even split, with some being portrayed as good (the Gungans) and some evil (the Hutts).\\\
** That said, we did get [[http://www.yamara.com/yamara/rfw/rfw2/rfw2pg3.html "Call Me MISTER Binks"]] this article ([=Radio Free WYHTL=])on the subject of Gungans:

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* The original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films have very few reptilian sentients. Most of them are in the Cantina on Mos Eisley. The only exception is Bossk, a rather vicious Trandoshan bounty hunter. General Grievous was a Kaleesh, a reptilian species that are at war with the Huk, a mantid-like species. The Huk were the Invaders, and Grievous was very noble back then. The prequels have some other reptilian species, but none in a prominent role. Amphibian-based species are more of an even split, with some being portrayed as good (the Gungans) and some evil (the Hutts).\\\
Hutts).
** That said, we did get [[http://www.yamara.com/yamara/rfw/rfw2/rfw2pg3.html "Call Me MISTER Binks"]] this article ([=Radio Free WYHTL=])on article]] on the subject of Gungans:
19th Jan '18 1:32:56 PM ElSquibbonator
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Amphibians often are portrayed this way too. Toads in particular have become heavily correlated with abhorrence due to their poisonous secretions, association with witches, and the myth that touching one will give you warts. However, there are many favorable depictions of frogs in fiction.

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Amphibians often are portrayed this way too. Toads Despite the trope's name, it also applies to amphibians. Toads, in particular particular, have become heavily correlated with abhorrence evil and unpleasantness due to their poisonous secretions, association with witches, and the myth that touching one will give you warts. However, there are many favorable depictions of frogs in fiction.



* The original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films have very few reptilian sentients. Most of them are in the Cantina on Mos Eisley. The only exception is Bossk, a rather vicious Trandoshan bounty hunter. General Grievous was a Kaleesh, a reptilian species that are at war with the Huk, a mantid-like species. The Huk were the Invaders, and Grievous was very noble back then. The prequels have some other reptilian species, but none in a prominent role.\\\
From the [[http://www.yamara.com/yamara/rfw/rfw2/rfw2pg3.html "Call Me MISTER Binks"]] article ([=Radio Free WYHTL=]):

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* The original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films have very few reptilian sentients. Most of them are in the Cantina on Mos Eisley. The only exception is Bossk, a rather vicious Trandoshan bounty hunter. General Grievous was a Kaleesh, a reptilian species that are at war with the Huk, a mantid-like species. The Huk were the Invaders, and Grievous was very noble back then. The prequels have some other reptilian species, but none in a prominent role. Amphibian-based species are more of an even split, with some being portrayed as good (the Gungans) and some evil (the Hutts).\\\
From the ** That said, we did get [[http://www.yamara.com/yamara/rfw/rfw2/rfw2pg3.html "Call Me MISTER Binks"]] this article ([=Radio Free WYHTL=]):WYHTL=])on the subject of Gungans:
25th Dec '17 3:52:31 AM LordInsane
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** The [[{{Precursors}} Sarrukh]] in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' feature a long history... of which a huge chunk boils down to explaining the general tendency towards this trope, as the Sarrukh are both the originators of almost ''every'' reptilian race and their history once their empires were reasonably established was one of moral degeneration and corruption, with good coming mostly as comparatively minor side-effects (such as the move from 'honoured Sarrukh sacrifices' to 'mass slave sacrifices' -- led to the creation of a good demigodess of purification, but also was a major factor into the corruption and splintering of the World Serpent deity into several mostly-evil gods, such as Merrshaulk).
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