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18th Jan '17 8:36:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'': Has ''super-intelligent'' sharks. If there's one creature you do not want to give super-intelligence to, you'd think it'd be sharks, but hey, there you go. (They're smart enough to know what dramatic irony is.) The official explanation was that making sharks super-intelligent would cure Alzheimer's. No, really. Most notable is how the character played by none other than [[spoiler:''Creator/SamuelLJackson'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMwmqp3GLMc eaten by one of these sharks]] ''while indoors''.]] To be specific, the scientists were extracting some kind of fluid from the sharks' brains for their research. They genetically modified them to grow larger brains so they could extract more fluid. Of course, larger brains also meant smarter sharks.

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* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'': Has ''super-intelligent'' The only thing worse than sharks? ''Super-intelligent'' sharks. If there's one creature you do not want to give super-intelligence to, you'd think it'd be sharks, but hey, there you go. (They're smart enough to know what dramatic irony is.) The official explanation was that making sharks super-intelligent would cure Alzheimer's. No, really.scientists were extracting some kind of fluid from the sharks' brains for their research. They genetically modified them to grow larger brains so they could extract more fluid. Of course, larger brains also meant smarter sharks. Most notable is how the character played by none other than [[spoiler:''Creator/SamuelLJackson'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMwmqp3GLMc eaten by one of these sharks]] ''while indoors''.]] To be specific, the scientists were extracting some kind of fluid from the sharks' brains for their research. They genetically modified them to grow larger brains so they could extract more fluid. Of course, larger brains also meant smarter sharks.]]
18th Jan '17 8:28:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'': This Lucio Fulci film has a shark fighting a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie]].

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* ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'': This Lucio Fulci film has a shark fighting a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie]]. [[SubvertedTrope The shark loses]].
18th Jan '17 8:28:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/OpenWater'': The first film, anyway. Slight subversion, since nothing bad happens the ''first'' time a shark appears. The problem is later when it, presumably, gets curious and comes back... with ''friends''. From then on, it just gets worse. Also notable is the fact that not only are the sharks all real (even the ones interacting with the actors), but are all species one would have a reasonably good chance of encountering in RealLife, compared to, say, the more-famous-but-rarer great white.

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* ''Film/OpenWater'': The first film, anyway. Slight Double subversion, since nothing bad happens the ''first'' time a shark appears. The problem is later when it, presumably, gets curious and comes back... with ''friends''. From then on, it just gets worse. Also notable is the fact that not only are the sharks all real (even the ones interacting with the actors), but are all species one would have a reasonably good chance of encountering in RealLife, compared to, say, the more-famous-but-rarer great white.
15th Jan '17 4:35:45 AM Storygirl000
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10th Jan '17 6:22:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/BlakeLively finds herself menaced by a shark in ''Film/TheShallows''. It's later indicated that the aggressive great white in question has a bad history with humans, given the spear fragment lodged in its mouth.



* Creator/BlakeLively finds herself menaced by a shark in ''Film/TheShallows''
2nd Jan '17 6:00:22 PM nombretomado
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-->'''GLaDOS:''' Excellent! You're a predator, and these tests are your prey. Speaking of which, [[ImpliedDeathThreat I was researching sharks for an upcoming test]]. Do you know who else murders people who are only trying to help them? Did you guess 'sharks?' Because that's wrong. The correct answer is "nobody". Nobody but you is that pointlessly cruel.

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-->'''GLaDOS:''' -->'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' Excellent! You're a predator, and these tests are your prey. Speaking of which, [[ImpliedDeathThreat I was researching sharks for an upcoming test]]. Do you know who else murders people who are only trying to help them? Did you guess 'sharks?' Because that's wrong. The correct answer is "nobody". Nobody but you is that pointlessly cruel.
9th Dec '16 2:57:39 PM Morgenthaler
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If you're swimming or anywhere near water, the last thing you want to hear is "shark". In fictionland, or rather fiction-ocean, Sharks are unstoppable sea-monster killing machines which devour everything in sight: fish, seals, people... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_shark license plates, car tires, suits of armour, car parts, severed human limbs]]. Sometimes they'll even attack ships: that's how {{Badass}} they are. Most animals eat to live, but sharks live to eat. Sharks are the ultimate RuleOfCool. Perhaps it's because it's how their mouths are [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily literally lined with hundreds of teeth]], or they can [[BizarreAlienSenses sense your bioelectricity]], meaning you can never hide from them. Perhaps it's because they have changed very little in the millions of years they existed, invoking a sort of reversed watery version of EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs. It doesn't matter, they're the most {{Badass}} animal that isn't [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs extinct]] or [[OurDragonsAreDifferent made up.]] If they ever find a way to take to the land or [[http://xkcd.com/585/ air,]] it would surely be the end of us all. Really, if SandIsWater, expect Land Sharks.

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If you're swimming or anywhere near water, the last thing you want to hear is "shark". In fictionland, or rather fiction-ocean, Sharks are unstoppable sea-monster killing machines which devour everything in sight: fish, seals, people... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_shark license plates, car tires, suits of armour, car parts, severed human limbs]]. Sometimes they'll even attack ships: that's how {{Badass}} badass they are. Most animals eat to live, but sharks live to eat. Sharks are the ultimate RuleOfCool. Perhaps it's because it's how their mouths are [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily literally lined with hundreds of teeth]], or they can [[BizarreAlienSenses sense your bioelectricity]], meaning you can never hide from them. Perhaps it's because they have changed very little in the millions of years they existed, invoking a sort of reversed watery version of EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs. It doesn't matter, they're the most {{Badass}} badass animal that isn't [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs extinct]] or [[OurDragonsAreDifferent made up.]] If they ever find a way to take to the land or [[http://xkcd.com/585/ air,]] it would surely be the end of us all. Really, if SandIsWater, expect Land Sharks.



** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicoprion Helicoprion]] was as large as a great white and had a circular saw-shaped bottom jaw lined with hundreds of teeth; its relative, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edestus Edestus]], aka the scissor shark, had a line of teeth permanently sticking out of its mouth on ''both'' jaws. Although Helicoprion is now thought to have been a ''ratfish'', not a shark. Not that this makes it any less {{badass}}, though.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicoprion Helicoprion]] was as large as a great white and had a circular saw-shaped bottom jaw lined with hundreds of teeth; its relative, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edestus Edestus]], aka the scissor shark, had a line of teeth permanently sticking out of its mouth on ''both'' jaws. Although Helicoprion is now thought to have been a ''ratfish'', not a shark. Not that this makes it any less {{badass}}, badass, though.
8th Dec '16 1:23:09 AM Menarker
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** A number of shark species are harmless to humans because it's simply implausible for a human to ever share their environment, like the goblin shark which occurs at extreme depths, or the Greenland Shark which lives in frigid arctic waters. Although it's probably pretty good that the Greenland shark does so, since some research will find them capable of giving humans nightmares. Such as the one who [[http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/clash-of-the-fiercest-predators-as-shark-eats-polar-bear-891512.html ate a polar bear]]. Turns out, that for these things, it's not that BearsAreBadNews, it's that bears are ''food''. The one who was found with ''an entire reindeer in its stomach'' deserves an honorable mention as well. Actually, the Inuit has legends of the shark attacking kayaks, and although no confirmed cases of human predation exists, given is willingness to eat bears and reindeer, it is not wholly unlikely that it would take a human form time to time.

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** A number of shark species are harmless to humans because it's simply implausible for a human to ever share their environment, like the goblin shark which occurs at extreme depths, or the Greenland Shark which lives in frigid arctic waters. Although it's probably pretty good that the Greenland shark does so, since some research will find them capable of giving humans nightmares. Such as the one who [[http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/clash-of-the-fiercest-predators-as-shark-eats-polar-bear-891512.html ate a polar bear]]. Turns out, that for these things, it's not that BearsAreBadNews, it's that bears are ''food''. The one who was found with ''an entire reindeer in its stomach'' deserves an honorable mention as well. Actually, the Inuit has legends of the shark attacking kayaks, and although no confirmed cases of human predation exists, given is willingness to eat bears and reindeer, it is not wholly unlikely that it would take a human form from time to time.
8th Dec '16 1:14:37 AM Menarker
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If you're swimming or anywhere near water, the last thing you want to hear is "shark". In fictionland, or rather fiction-ocean, Sharks are unstoppable sea-monster killing machines which devour everything in sight: fish, seals, people... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_shark license plates, car tires, suits of armour, car parts, severed human limbs]]. Sometimes they'll even attack ships: that's how {{Badass}} they are. Most animals eat to live, but sharks live to eat. Sharks are the ultimate RuleOfCool. Perhaps it's because it's how their mouths are [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily literally lined with hundreds of teeth]], or hey can [[BizarreAlienSenses sense your bioelectricity]], meaning you can never hide from them. Perhaps it's because they have changed very little in the millions of years they existed, invoking a sort of reversed watery version of EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs. It doesn't matter, they're the most {{Badass}} animal that isn't [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs extinct]] or [[OurDragonsAreDifferent made up.]] If they ever find a way to take to the land or [[http://xkcd.com/585/ air,]] it would surely be the end of us all. Really, if SandIsWater, expect Land Sharks.

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If you're swimming or anywhere near water, the last thing you want to hear is "shark". In fictionland, or rather fiction-ocean, Sharks are unstoppable sea-monster killing machines which devour everything in sight: fish, seals, people... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_shark license plates, car tires, suits of armour, car parts, severed human limbs]]. Sometimes they'll even attack ships: that's how {{Badass}} they are. Most animals eat to live, but sharks live to eat. Sharks are the ultimate RuleOfCool. Perhaps it's because it's how their mouths are [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily literally lined with hundreds of teeth]], or hey they can [[BizarreAlienSenses sense your bioelectricity]], meaning you can never hide from them. Perhaps it's because they have changed very little in the millions of years they existed, invoking a sort of reversed watery version of EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs. It doesn't matter, they're the most {{Badass}} animal that isn't [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs extinct]] or [[OurDragonsAreDifferent made up.]] If they ever find a way to take to the land or [[http://xkcd.com/585/ air,]] it would surely be the end of us all. Really, if SandIsWater, expect Land Sharks.
17th Nov '16 3:59:54 AM Snicka
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* In ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', Kim Jong Il has a SharkPool full of man-eating sharks, played by live cat sharks that are bigger than the human marionettes.
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