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16th Aug '17 10:09:49 AM BeerBaron
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** This trope is also {{invoked|Trope}} to emphasize the average Tamrielic denizen's fear and hatred of the [[{{Wutai}} Akaviri]] snake-men/Tsaesci, who once attempted to invade Tamriel.

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** This trope is also {{invoked|Trope}} to emphasize the average Tamrielic denizen's fear and hatred of the [[{{Wutai}} Akaviri]] snake-men/Tsaesci, [[SnakePeople snake-men/Tsaesci]], who once attempted to invade Tamriel. Tamriel.
** Boethiah, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of Plots, whose sphere covers a litany of high crimes including murder, assassination, treason, and betrayal, is understandably considered one of the more [[AboveGoodAndEvil outright malevolent]] Daedric Princes. Snakes are a common symbol of Boethiah.
15th Aug '17 7:31:29 PM MagBas
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* A children's book called ''{{Brewsters Courage}}'' practically bent over backwards to subvert this trope. Brewster is a young black footed ferret who hears a Zyedco band play and decides to move to the bayou. His two closest friends end up being an alligator and a cottonmouth snake, while most of the mammals he meets are pretty nasty to him with the exception of one otter and a mastiff.



* Myth/ClassicalMythology usually {{subvert|edTrope}}s the trope, treating snakes and dragons (these ones featuring as large snakes) neutrally:
** Aside for Typhon, dragons are either guardians of something or what the gods sick on someone for a sin of ''hubris'' (the worst of all sins), with only the greatest heroes being able to kill one in a straight fight.
** Snakes are usually featured as a neutral symbol, representing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caduceus trade, travel, ambassadors and whatever was associated to Hermes]], or even ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_of_Asclepius healing]]'' (the healing association continues to this day, even if with the wrong symbol), with the two greatest healers, capable of bringing the dead back to life, being associated with snakes:
*** Asclepius treated snakes with kindness, and one of them repaid him with secret healing knowledge, including how to resurrect the dead. Doing so, however, got Asclepius killed by Zeus with a lightning (either because he accepted money for it or because Hades feared he'd depopulate the afterlife), even if he was later made a god of healing alongside his father Apollo;
*** Theatre/{{Medea}} (whose name means "The Cunning One" and has the same root as "medic") first showed her power over snakes and dragons by casually forcing to sleep the one guarding the Golden Fleece, and would later demonstrate her ability to return youthful vigor to her old father-in-law, return to life a chicken that had been cut into pieces, and save Corinth from a famine. She also showed a darker side of this power, casually [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable killing the unkillable bronze giant Talos]] with ''[[EvilEye a look]]'' (she made him kill himself, either through [[HypnoticEyes hypnosis]] or by [[DrivenToSuicide torturing him 'till he killed himself]]) for attacking the Argonauts and her husband Jason in particular, and when [[UngratefulBastard the Corinthians told Jason to dump her for the daughter of their king]] and [[TooDumbToLive she accepted]] she made them pay before leaving on a chariot pulled by dragons.



** ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' ([[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012]]): Subverted with [[spoiler:Karai]], who isn't mutated into a giant snake until ''after'' her HeelFaceTurn.



** Subverted by [[TurtlePower Tank]] and [[TheComicallySerious Gummy]].



* Subverted in the Canadian short ''WesternAnimation/HotStuff'' where a snake is the best friend of the caveman who obtains fire.

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* Subverted in the Canadian short ''WesternAnimation/HotStuff'' where a snake is the best friend of the caveman who obtains fire.
11th Aug '17 3:00:31 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Played with in ''{{Film/Noah}}''. While it follows the biblical creation story including the serpent that tempted Adam and Eve, the film gives focus to a scene where hundreds of snakes enter the Ark, as they are also part of the Lord's creation and deserve to be rescued from the flood. Additionally, original good is represented by a relic owned by Noah's family line: a snakeskin belonging to the deceitful serpent. As the snake in a flashback is shown shedding its skin just before it goes to deceive humanity (and subsequently looks more fearsome), the snakeskin signifies the old creation that was once good, including the snake.
11th Aug '17 10:21:37 AM bradleya1234
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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-682]], the "Hard-to-Kill Reptile." It's a giant {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le lizard-monster that finds all life on Earth [[HumansThroughAlienEyes utterly repellant and horrifying]] and responds by [[OmnicidalManiac trying to make it]] ''[[OmnicidalManiac stop]]''

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-682]], the "Hard-to-Kill "Hard-to-Destroy Reptile." It's a giant {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le lizard-monster that finds all life on Earth [[HumansThroughAlienEyes utterly repellant and horrifying]] and responds by [[OmnicidalManiac trying to make it]] ''[[OmnicidalManiac stop]]''
26th Jul '17 2:09:23 AM Tyk5919
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* ''ComicBook/{{Reyn}}'' has [[TheReptilians the Venn]] species, who all look like salamanders and just so happen to be responsible for enslaving and nearly driving humanity into extinction.
16th Jul '17 9:16:47 PM Abodos
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* Invoked and defied in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''. A human clothing store owner refuses to let the reptilian Ma-non enter her shop due to a preexisting phobia of Earth reptiles. This is despite the Ma-non looking like miniature Gungans with floppy dog-like "ears" with thoroughly non-malicious ManChild personalities. The player character has to bring word back about their helpfulness around New Los Angeles from people who have worked with them on a regular basis to convince the store owner that it's worth suppressing her phobia to let them shop there.
2nd Jul '17 9:33:04 PM TheNerevarine
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* The Dystopians in ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' are {{evil brit}}s that performed evil deeds in name of colonialism and reincarnated as humanoid lizards in Hell. They are extremely greedy and cunning, and serve as rivals to the vampires' supremacy in the afterlife. Notably, despite being an evil race, they ironically have at least [[TokenHeroicOrc one heroic member]], Sir Tolecnal (to get a clue who he used to be in life, read his name [[SdrawkcabName backwards]]) who serves as the closest thing as a KnightInShiningArmor, but this [[CrapsackWorld world being what it is]], he is [[GoodIsDumb dumb as a sack of bricks]].
27th Jun '17 8:44:20 AM BeerBaron
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* Several characters of the Argonian race in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series are portrayed as villainous, despite really being no worse than the other playable races in general. They are long-standing victims of FantasticRacism. This trope is also {{invoked|Trope}} to emphasize the average Tamrielic denizen's fear and hatred of the Akaviri snake-men/Tsaesci.

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* Several characters of the Argonian ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The [[LizardFolk Argonian]]
race in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series are portrayed as villainous, tends to get this treatment throughout Tamriel, despite really Argonians being no worse more prone to villainy than the any other playable races in general. They race. Despite this, they are long-standing victims of FantasticRacism. FantasticRacism with this trope being a major reason for it.
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This trope is also {{invoked|Trope}} to emphasize the average Tamrielic denizen's fear and hatred of the Akaviri snake-men/Tsaesci.[[{{Wutai}} Akaviri]] snake-men/Tsaesci, who once attempted to invade Tamriel.
23rd Jun '17 2:24:29 PM Vir
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* The main villains of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kissyfur}}'' are two alligators, Floyd and Jolen,e always trying to catch the cubs to eat them.

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* The main villains of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kissyfur}}'' are two alligators, Floyd and Jolen,e Jolene, always trying to catch the cubs to eat them.
15th Jun '17 9:12:05 PM chasemaddigan
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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. ''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...

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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. ''TheRescuersDownUnder'' ''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...
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