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29th Oct '17 8:47:02 PM PaulA
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** Subverted in ''OperationTimeSearch'', when a young man from 20th Century America is flung back in time to the war between {{Atlantis}} and Mu, and is surprised, though he doesn't say it aloud, to find that his Murian hosts revere snakes. A nine-headed serpent motif is often used in jewelry -- and the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Emperor's]] crown.
** In ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal In Otherwhere]]'', Charis finds a madwoman at the post where she is taken, who is obsessed with the horrible "snakes". She certainly was driven mad by contact with the reptilian Wyverns, but whether her horror caused or was caused by the contact is never even touched on.

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** Subverted in ''OperationTimeSearch'', ''Literature/OperationTimeSearch'', when a young man from 20th Century America is flung back in time to the war between {{Atlantis}} and Mu, and is surprised, though he doesn't say it aloud, to find that his Murian hosts revere snakes. A nine-headed serpent motif is often used in jewelry -- and the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Emperor's]] crown.
** In ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal In Otherwhere]]'', ''Literature/OrdealInOtherwhere'', Charis finds a madwoman at the post where she is taken, who is obsessed with the horrible "snakes". She certainly was driven mad by contact with the reptilian Wyverns, but whether her horror caused or was caused by the contact is never even touched on.
1st Oct '17 4:22:26 AM reptoherp
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->''"Ampibian 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 (sweat), 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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->''"Ampibian ->''"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 (sweat), , 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."''
1st Oct '17 4:19:17 AM reptoherp
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->''"Ampibia 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 (sweat), 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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->''"Ampibia ->''"Ampibian 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 (sweat), 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."''
1st Oct '17 4:04:03 AM reptoherp
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-->-- '''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 fewcan regenerate body parts.[[/note]]

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-->-- '''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 fewcan few can regenerate body parts.[[/note]]
1st Oct '17 4:00:34 AM reptoherp
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->''"Ampibia 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 (sweat), 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 (shed) 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 have venom. Also, there are 15,240 species of herp and only about 5,416 species of mammal, so their Creator clearly ''has'' exerted his powers to make many of them.[[/note]]

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->''"Ampibia 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 (sweat), 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 (shed) 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 have venom. Also, there are 15,240 species of herp and only about 5,416 species of mammal, so their Creator clearly ''has'' exerted his powers to make many of them.fewcan regenerate body parts.[[/note]]
1st Oct '17 3:58:32 AM reptoherp
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->''"Reptiles are abhorrent because of their cold body, pale color, cartilaginous skeleton, filthy skin, fierce aspect, calculating eye, offensive smell, harsh voice, squalid habitation, and terrible venom; wherefore their Creator has not exerted his powers to make many of them."''
-->-- '''Carl von Linné a.k.a. Carolus Linnaeus''', ''Systema Naturae'' [[note]]Also the {{Epigraph}} of the ''Literature/JurassicPark'' book. It should also be noted that not all reptiles are pale in color, none have cartilaginous skeletons, many are quite clean and docile, not to mention mute, and very few 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]]

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->''"Reptiles ->''"Ampibia are abhorrent because of their animals that are distinguished by a body cold body, pale color, 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 skeleton, filthy skin, fierce aspect, calculating eye, offensive smell, harsh voice, squalid habitation, bones, slow circulation, exquisite sight and terrible venom; wherefore hearing, large pulmonary vessels, lobate liver, oblong thick stomach, and cystic, hepatic, and pancreatic ducts: they are deficient in diaphragm, do not transpire (sweat), 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 (shed) their Creator has not exerted his powers skin; some appear to make many of them.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]]Also the {{Epigraph}} of the ''Literature/JurassicPark'' book. It [[note]]It should also be noted that not all reptiles herps (which were all called amphibians by Linnaeus) are pale bright in color, none have cartilaginous skeletons, many are quite clean and docile, not to mention mute, and very few have venom. Also, there are 8,240 15,240 species of reptile herp and only about 5,416 species of mammal, so their Creator clearly ''has'' exerted his powers to make many of them.[[/note]]
29th Sep '17 7:33:26 PM ElSquibbonator
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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-682]], the "Hard-to-Destroy Reptile." It's a [[Kaiju 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-Destroy Reptile." It's a [[Kaiju giant]] 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]]''
29th Sep '17 7:32:47 PM ElSquibbonator
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** {{Satan}} is often called "old snake" or a "dragon". Christian art will always show the ArchangelMichael, who supposedly cast Lucifer out of Heaven, as defeating the latter in the form of a dragon. Also, the dragon appearing in the Literature/BookOfRevelation is usually interpreted as being him.

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** {{Satan}} is often called "old snake" or a "dragon"."dragon", and is often conflated with the serpent in the Garden of Eden in modern interpretations. Christian art will always show the ArchangelMichael, who supposedly cast Lucifer out of Heaven, as defeating the latter in the form of a dragon. Also, the dragon appearing in the Literature/BookOfRevelation is usually interpreted as being him.



** The basic gist of it therefore seems to be "land reptile = good", "water reptile = bad". With Sobek and similar crocodile gods being an exception.

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** The basic gist of it therefore seems to be "land reptile = good", "water reptile = bad". With Sobek and similar crocodile gods being were an exception.exception, although even they were still a case of GoodIsNotNice.



* An issue of ''NewScientist'' with a cover story about "Gaia's EvilTwin". The cover picture showed Gaia surrounded by "good nature"; green shoots, flowers, butterflies and doves, and Evil Gaia surrounded by "bad nature"; black roots, flies, carrion birds, and ''snakes''. This did not reflect the actual story in any way.

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* An issue of ''NewScientist'' with a cover story about "Gaia's EvilTwin". The cover picture showed Gaia surrounded by "good nature"; green shoots, flowers, butterflies and doves, and Evil Gaia surrounded by "bad nature"; black roots, flies, carrion birds, and ''snakes''. This did not reflect the actual story in any way.way (it was about the nature of mass extinctions).



* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-682]], the "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]]''

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-682]], the "Hard-to-Destroy Reptile." It's a giant [[Kaiju 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]]''
29th Sep '17 7:22:48 PM ElSquibbonator
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'', crocodilians and snakes are always a menace to Eliza even while she's speaking to them.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'', crocodilians and snakes are always a menace to Eliza even while she's speaking to them. Even dangerous mammal predators, such as big cats, wolves, and bears, are usually depicted as at least being able to be reasoned with, but reptile predators are invariably threatening.
29th Sep '17 7:17:22 PM ElSquibbonator
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* In the first ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book, Jake morphs a green anole lizard to spy on his assistant principal. He loses control of the morph and eats a spider, and the horror of the experience scares him off reptile morphs in general, as he only morphs two more reptiles throughout the next three years, both cases where he pretty much had no other choice. In general reptiles are not used as morphs by any of the team the way mammals are. Reptile morphs are very rarely used, and even when they are, they're [[ScaledUp always snakes]].

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* In the first ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book, Jake morphs a green anole lizard to spy on his assistant principal. He loses control of the morph and eats a spider, and the horror of the experience scares him off reptile morphs in general, as he only morphs two more reptiles throughout the next three years, both cases where he pretty much had no other choice. In general reptiles are not used as morphs by any of the team the way as frequently as mammals are. Reptile morphs are very rarely used, and even when they are, they're [[ScaledUp always snakes]].



** There was also a one-shot villain named Dr. Axolotl. As his name suggests, he was a mad scientist salamander who created a KillerRobot to kidnap Shere Khan.

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** There was also a one-shot villain named Dr. Axolotl. As He was, as his name suggests, a salamander, and he was a mad scientist salamander who created a KillerRobot to kidnap Shere Khan.
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