History Main / SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism

24th May '17 9:46:59 AM narm00
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* NearlyNormalAnimal - An animal that is very much an animal, particularly when it comes to though processes, personality, instincts, priorities, and motivations.

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* NearlyNormalAnimal - An animal that is very much an animal, particularly when it comes to though thought processes, personality, instincts, priorities, and motivations.
5th May '17 2:58:25 AM Cryoclaste
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* SpeechImpairedAnimal - An animal who can't quite talk (at least not without heavy quirks), but is definitely of above-animal intelligence and usually capable of relatively efficient communication. There can and often will be misunderstandings. Like {{Talking Animal}}s, they may occasionally act more human-like if the need (and RuleOfFunny / RuleOfCool) calls for it. ScoobyDoo is practically the TropeMaker. {{Pokemon}} and other creature that "speak" to humans in nonhuman languages also fit here.

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* SpeechImpairedAnimal - An animal who can't quite talk (at least not without heavy quirks), but is definitely of above-animal intelligence and usually capable of relatively efficient communication. There can and often will be misunderstandings. Like {{Talking Animal}}s, they may occasionally act more human-like if the need (and RuleOfFunny / RuleOfCool) calls for it. ScoobyDoo is practically the TropeMaker. {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} and other creature that "speak" to humans in nonhuman languages also fit here.
6th Apr '17 9:44:31 PM nombretomado
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** Largely Normal Animals - An animal who clearly has thought processes, but doesn't talk freely with humans. LNA characters may talk to each other, essentially [[AnimalTalk having their own language]], but humans won't understand them. That is, unless they [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speak Fluent Animal]] or if the language can be learned. Their thought processes and personality are still very much like that of whatever animal they are. Many of them are able to make human-like arm and hand gestures and some can even grasp objects as if they have opposable thumbs. A few examples are bipedal even if their species isn't naturally so. The cast of ''WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog {{Pluto| The Pup}}, the original four legged Snoopy from {{Peanuts}}, and KryptoTheSuperdog.

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** Largely Normal Animals - An animal who clearly has thought processes, but doesn't talk freely with humans. LNA characters may talk to each other, essentially [[AnimalTalk having their own language]], but humans won't understand them. That is, unless they [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speak Fluent Animal]] or if the language can be learned. Their thought processes and personality are still very much like that of whatever animal they are. Many of them are able to make human-like arm and hand gestures and some can even grasp objects as if they have opposable thumbs. A few examples are bipedal even if their species isn't naturally so. The cast of ''WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog {{Pluto| WesternAnimation/{{Pluto| The Pup}}, the original four legged Snoopy from {{Peanuts}}, and KryptoTheSuperdog.
13th Feb '17 1:27:07 PM Larkmarn
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* TalkingAnimal - This is an animal who can talk as well as a normal human, and who can communicate with humans. However, they still are unarguably animals, and usually have mostly animal behavior (the humans might not like what such animals have to say about them). They may occasionally act more human-like if the need (and RuleOfFunny / RuleOfCool) calls for it. Examples include ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'s'' Ambassador Bix the Protoceratops, TV's Series/MisterEd, and the animal denizens of [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] and the Literature/LandOfOz. There have been cases of this in RealLife; some real life parrots speak in complete sentences, so you should only include a parrot on this page if it is fluent.

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* TalkingAnimal - This is an animal who can talk as well as a normal human, and who can communicate with humans. However, they still are unarguably animals, and usually have mostly animal behavior (the humans might not like what such animals have to say about them). They may occasionally act more human-like if the need (and RuleOfFunny / RuleOfCool) calls for it. Examples include ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'s'' ''{{Dinotopia}}'s'' Ambassador Bix the Protoceratops, TV's Series/MisterEd, and the animal denizens of [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] {{Narnia}} and the Literature/LandOfOz. There have been cases of this in RealLife; some real life parrots speak in complete sentences, so you should only include a parrot on this page if it is fluent.Literature/LandOfOz.
25th Jan '17 12:29:33 AM PaulA
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* CivilizedAnimal - This is an intermediary stage between animals who talk and animals who might as well be human. They generally have half the mannerisms of a human and half the mannerisms of the animal. WesternAnimation/BugsBunny would be an excellent example: he lives in a hole in the forest and is hunted by Elmer Fudd -- and he stands upright, wears WhiteGloves, and tries to take vacations to Aruba. Brian the dog in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is this trope; he drinks martinis, walks on two legs and goes to college but also barks at people, scratches his butt on the carpet and so forth. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] and her friends go here too: they live in houses, are the top of civilization with technology and magic ... and walk on all fours and eat hay. Its seminal use in literature is ''TheWindInTheWillows''... Which is itself [[FurryConfusion rather confusing]] at some points (Toad lives in a splendid old Hall, Mole lives in a hole in the ground).

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* CivilizedAnimal - This is an intermediary stage between animals who talk and animals who might as well be human. They generally have half the mannerisms of a human and half the mannerisms of the animal. WesternAnimation/BugsBunny would be an excellent example: he lives in a hole in the forest and is hunted by Elmer Fudd -- and he stands upright, wears WhiteGloves, and tries to take vacations to Aruba. Brian the dog in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is this trope; he drinks martinis, walks on two legs and goes to college but also barks at people, scratches his butt on the carpet and so forth. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] and her friends go here too: they live in houses, are the top of civilization with technology and magic ... and walk on all fours and eat hay. Its seminal use in literature is ''TheWindInTheWillows''...''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''... Which is itself [[FurryConfusion rather confusing]] at some points (Toad lives in a splendid old Hall, Mole lives in a hole in the ground).
20th Jan '17 10:09:42 PM eblock
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* AlternativeTuringTest - Occasionally, in order to determine how anthropomorphic a mechanical being is, they must be subjected to some sort of complex psychological test.
20th Jan '17 5:55:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** EnergyBeings - Aliens that don't even have the decency to take on a physical form for us humans to relate to. Occasionally can be the following category at the same time as well (such as Aphoom Zah, Cthugha and Tru'nembra from the CthulhuMythos).

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** EnergyBeings - Aliens that don't even have the decency to take on a physical form for us humans to relate to. Occasionally can be the following category at the same time as well (such as Aphoom Zah, Cthugha and Tru'nembra from the CthulhuMythos).Franchise/CthulhuMythos).
28th Dec '16 11:10:34 PM dotheroar
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* Animals - They're treated as just that in the work.

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* Animals - They're treated as just that in the work. [[RuleOfFunny As a joke, they will understand everything characters say.]]
27th Nov '16 10:38:26 PM dotheroar
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* TalkingAnimal - This is an animal who can talk as well as a normal human, and who can communicate with humans. However, they still are unarguably animals, and usually have mostly animal behavior (the humans might not like what such animals have to say about them). They may occasionally act more human-like if the need (and RuleOfFunny / RuleOfCool) calls for it. Examples include ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'s'' Ambassador Bix the Protoceratops, TV's Series/MisterEd, and the animal denizens of [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] and the Literature/LandOfOz. There have been cases of this in RealLife; some real life parrots are as articulate as the average four-year-old, so including a parrot on the page would be PeopleSitOnChairs, unless the parrot has a completely normal speech style.

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* TalkingAnimal - This is an animal who can talk as well as a normal human, and who can communicate with humans. However, they still are unarguably animals, and usually have mostly animal behavior (the humans might not like what such animals have to say about them). They may occasionally act more human-like if the need (and RuleOfFunny / RuleOfCool) calls for it. Examples include ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'s'' Ambassador Bix the Protoceratops, TV's Series/MisterEd, and the animal denizens of [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] and the Literature/LandOfOz. There have been cases of this in RealLife; some real life parrots are as articulate as the average four-year-old, speak in complete sentences, so including you should only include a parrot on the this page would be PeopleSitOnChairs, unless the parrot has a completely normal speech style.if it is fluent.
27th Nov '16 8:06:43 PM nombretomado
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* TalkingAnimal - This is an animal who can talk as well as a normal human, and who can communicate with humans. However, they still are unarguably animals, and usually have mostly animal behavior (the humans might not like what such animals have to say about them). They may occasionally act more human-like if the need (and RuleOfFunny / RuleOfCool) calls for it. Examples include ''{{Dinotopia}}'s'' Ambassador Bix the Protoceratops, TV's Series/MisterEd, and the animal denizens of [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] and the Literature/LandOfOz. There have been cases of this in RealLife; some real life parrots are as articulate as the average four-year-old, so including a parrot on the page would be PeopleSitOnChairs, unless the parrot has a completely normal speech style.

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* TalkingAnimal - This is an animal who can talk as well as a normal human, and who can communicate with humans. However, they still are unarguably animals, and usually have mostly animal behavior (the humans might not like what such animals have to say about them). They may occasionally act more human-like if the need (and RuleOfFunny / RuleOfCool) calls for it. Examples include ''{{Dinotopia}}'s'' ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'s'' Ambassador Bix the Protoceratops, TV's Series/MisterEd, and the animal denizens of [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] and the Literature/LandOfOz. There have been cases of this in RealLife; some real life parrots are as articulate as the average four-year-old, so including a parrot on the page would be PeopleSitOnChairs, unless the parrot has a completely normal speech style.
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