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23rd Aug '17 9:37:46 AM CosmicFerret
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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 ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog WesternAnimation/{{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 ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog WesternAnimation/{{Pluto| The Pup}}, the original four legged Snoopy from {{Peanuts}}, and KryptoTheSuperdog.
31st Jul '17 7:37:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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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 WesternAnimation/{{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'' ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' and the original four legged ''{{Garfield}}'' fit here. So do Mickey Mouse's dog WesternAnimation/{{Pluto| The Pup}}, the original four legged Snoopy from {{Peanuts}}, and KryptoTheSuperdog.
27th Jul '17 8:45:57 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* {{Sapient Tank}}s and {{Sapient Ship}}s - The very edge of what is usually allotted sentience, these are robots and machines that are built very clearly as ''machines'', sometimes being little more then boxes on threads, and oftentimes being vehicles with integrated AIs. Intellect ranges all over the scale, from being smarter than humans to being little more then glorified attack drones, [[XenoFiction but their unique circumstances tend to make them difficult to relate with humanity]], at least from a physical perspective.

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* {{Sapient Tank}}s and {{Sapient Ship}}s - The very edge of what is usually allotted sentience, these are robots and machines that are built very clearly as ''machines'', sometimes being little more then than boxes on threads, and oftentimes being vehicles with integrated AIs. Intellect ranges all over the scale, from being smarter than humans to being little more then than glorified attack drones, [[XenoFiction but their unique circumstances tend to make them difficult to relate with humanity]], at least from a physical perspective.
11th Jul '17 12:19:20 AM Shieldage
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* [[MostWritersAreHuman Human]] - Just an ordinary, run of the mill human. This is what you need to be to be on this site. [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Superintelligent chimps]] are NOT supposed to be given internet privileges, so any of those should go back to their cages ''right now''![note]Just kidding, y'all welcome here.[/note]

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* [[MostWritersAreHuman Human]] - Just an ordinary, run of the mill human. This is what you need to be to be on this site. [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Superintelligent chimps]] are NOT supposed to be given internet privileges, so any of those should go back to their cages ''right now''![note]Just now''![[note]]Just kidding, y'all welcome here.[/note][[/note]]
11th Jul '17 12:16:34 AM Shieldage
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* [[MostWritersAreHuman Human]] - Just an ordinary, run of the mill human. This is what you need to be to be on this site. [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Superintelligent chimps]] are NOT supposed to be given internet privileges, so any of those should go back to their cages ''right now''!

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* [[MostWritersAreHuman Human]] - Just an ordinary, run of the mill human. This is what you need to be to be on this site. [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Superintelligent chimps]] are NOT supposed to be given internet privileges, so any of those should go back to their cages ''right now''!now''![note]Just kidding, y'all welcome here.[/note]
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).
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