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27th Apr '16 2:10:59 PM aye_amber
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* Played with in MonsterHunter. However indiscriminately the player acts, the deer-like Kelbi and the cat-like Felynes and Melynxes, as well as the little tiki-like Shakalakas, can't be killed. They'll be stunned, and then they'll leave. Despite having entries in Monster guides, Felynes are even friendly [=NPCs=] and seem to be on the same social standing as humans. The ones you meet out in the wild don't even bother you until you attack them. The Shakalakas and Melynxes attack on site, but the third generation has two friendly Shakalakas that join you and act as your party on single or two-player hunts.

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* Played with in MonsterHunter.VideoGame/MonsterHunter. However indiscriminately the player acts, the deer-like Kelbi and the cat-like Felynes and Melynxes, as well as the little tiki-like Shakalakas, can't be killed. They'll be stunned, and then they'll leave. Despite having entries in Monster guides, Felynes are even friendly [=NPCs=] and seem to be on the same social standing as humans. The ones you meet out in the wild don't even bother you until you attack them. The Shakalakas and Melynxes attack on site, but the third generation has two friendly Shakalakas that join you and act as your party on single or two-player hunts.
5th Apr '16 6:46:36 PM ading
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1550 SCP-1550 ("Dr. Wondertainment's Custom-Pets™")]]. Despite their hideous appearance, they're quite harmless, hence their "Safe" classification.
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1550 SCP-1550 ("Dr. Wondertainment's Custom-Pets™")]]. Despite their hideous appearance, they're quite harmless, hence their "Safe" classification.
29th Feb '16 3:36:37 PM Berrenta
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* Literature/SpaceBeasts: Mostly averts this with stereotypical 'cute' Animals like [[CuteKitten Cats]], [[NuttySquirrel Squirrels]], and [[UnicornsAreSacred Unicorns]] fighting alongside sterotypical 'scary' animals like [[BatOutOfHell Bats]], [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Snakes]] and...[[SeldomSeenSpecies Cuttlefish]] but at the same time it does [[TropesAreNotBad acknowledge]] that sometimes [[PrimalFear there are reasons]] we feel repulsed by some creatures, primarily parasites and creepy crawlies in general, one of the running gags is [[NatureLover Nature Lovers]] admitting they can't find anything positive to say about tapeworms, and the {{Token Human}} Ichabod Crane ruefully admits that while he prides himself on being a {{Friend To All Living Things}} and loving all creatures great and small...Draws the line at maggots, they make him toss his cookies like nothing else can.

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* Literature/SpaceBeasts: Mostly averts this with stereotypical 'cute' Animals like [[CuteKitten Cats]], [[NuttySquirrel Squirrels]], Squirrels, and [[UnicornsAreSacred Unicorns]] fighting alongside sterotypical 'scary' animals like [[BatOutOfHell Bats]], [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Snakes]] and...[[SeldomSeenSpecies Cuttlefish]] but at the same time it does [[TropesAreNotBad acknowledge]] that sometimes [[PrimalFear there are reasons]] we feel repulsed by some creatures, primarily parasites and creepy crawlies in general, one of the running gags is [[NatureLover Nature Lovers]] admitting they can't find anything positive to say about tapeworms, and the {{Token Human}} Ichabod Crane ruefully admits that while he prides himself on being a {{Friend To All Living Things}} and loving all creatures great and small...Draws the line at maggots, they make him toss his cookies like nothing else can.
29th Feb '16 3:31:49 PM Prfnoff
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in the opening scene of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' by [[MagnificentBastard Hans Landa]]. He asks a French farmer [[spoiler: who is hiding a Jewish family he is after]] why he hates rats. The farmer replies that rats spread diseases. Landa points out that [[NuttySquirrel squirrels]] are just as likely to carry a disease. [[FridgeHorror He is basically talking about the irrational nature of hatred, which becomes especially poignant since Nazi propaganda frequently compared Jews to rats]].

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in the opening scene of ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' by [[MagnificentBastard Hans Landa]]. He asks a French farmer [[spoiler: who is hiding a Jewish family he is after]] why he hates rats. The farmer replies that rats spread diseases. Landa points out that [[NuttySquirrel squirrels]] squirrels are just as likely to carry a disease. [[FridgeHorror He is basically talking about the irrational nature of hatred, which becomes especially poignant since Nazi propaganda frequently compared Jews to rats]].
2nd Feb '16 8:43:03 PM gophergiggles
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*** Inverted in ''Bats!'', where Applejack and Fluttershy argue over the fate of some vampire fruit bats that are a threat to Sweet Apple Acres. During their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKQAoa9aikM song cue]] when Applejack is singing they look like the post-transformation mogwais from ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' and when Fluttershy describes them they look quite fluffy and cute, showing that Applejack sees them as monstrous because of the threat they pose while Fluttershy sees them as cute because she sympathizes with them.
10th Jan '16 2:02:22 PM Keys2theARC
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* The 1967 version of ''Film/TheJungleBook'' plays this straight with Kaa, a creepy and obsequious python who repeatedly tries to eat Mowgli, [[AdaptationalVillainy in contrast with his literary counterpart]]. However, the film also averts this with the vultures, which are usually portrayed as omens of doom. The vultures here are actually friendly and help protect Mowgli from Shere Khan.
2nd Jan '16 2:18:30 PM stuffedninja
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-->-- '''Jimmy Carr''', ''Series/{{QI}}''

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-->-- '''Jimmy Carr''', '''Creator/JimmyCarr''', ''Series/{{QI}}''
1st Jan '16 8:30:38 PM jormis29
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* This is apparently the [[CluelessAesop Aesop]] we are supposed to get out of watching ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie''. Unfortunately, watching the movie kind of makes you want to punch the next non-cute you see right in the face. The eponymous Garbage Pail Kids are sociopaths. One pisses himself frequently for comedic effect, another is [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile an anthropomorphic alligator]] (presumably a carnivore too), and another is riddled with infectious disease and projectile pukes. To make it even worse, they seem to simply do whatever they want with no regard for others, are generally quite insulting and violent (one of them starts a ''bar fight'') and their only skill is making clothes...[[RandomEventsPlot for some reason]]. The Old Mentor character likens them to [[SealedEvilInACan the horrors unleashed by Pandora's Box]] and they're close to personifications of the SevenDeadlySins. And the whole thing kind of reaches an extreme BrokenAesop when one realizes that the heroes just want to put them back into a tiny garbage pail...but are willing to break them out of prison and give them pep talks about how being ugly as sin and violent to boot is a-ok.

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* This is apparently the [[CluelessAesop Aesop]] we are supposed to get out of watching ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie''. Unfortunately, watching the movie kind of makes you want to punch the next non-cute you see right in the face. The eponymous Garbage Pail Kids are sociopaths. One pisses himself frequently for comedic effect, another is [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile an anthropomorphic alligator]] (presumably a carnivore too), and another is riddled with infectious disease and projectile pukes. To make it even worse, they seem to simply do whatever they want with no regard for others, are generally quite insulting and violent (one of them starts a ''bar fight'') and their only skill is making clothes...[[RandomEventsPlot for some reason]]. The Old Mentor character likens them to [[SealedEvilInACan the horrors unleashed unleashe]]d by Pandora's Box]] PandorasBox and they're close to personifications of the SevenDeadlySins. And the whole thing kind of reaches an extreme BrokenAesop when one realizes that the heroes just want to put them back into a tiny garbage pail...but are willing to break them out of prison and give them pep talks about how being ugly as sin and violent to boot is a-ok.
20th Dec '15 11:47:06 AM Everdream
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* Sometimes wildlife conservation works this way; for example tigers are good poster animals, because when tiger habitats are preserved, rare snakes, spiders, and insects living in the same area are preserved as well, and people like animals such as tigers, polar bears, whales, etc. The panda is currently the most famous conservation icon due to its cuteness. (They never tell you that it's too lazy to raise both its cubs and just lets one die.)

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* Sometimes wildlife conservation works this way; for example tigers are good poster animals, because when tiger habitats are preserved, rare snakes, spiders, and insects living in the same area are preserved as well, and people like animals such as tigers, polar bears, whales, etc. The panda is currently the most famous conservation icon due to its cuteness. (They never tell you that it's too lazy to raise both its cubs and just lets one die.)
5th Nov '15 5:20:26 PM hamza678
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* ''MyLittlePony'', surprisingly enough, played with this trope quite a bit (SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped after all):

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* ''MyLittlePony'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony'', surprisingly enough, played with this trope quite a bit (SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped after all):



* [[ZigZaggedTrope Zigzagged]] in YinYangYo: the main characters are two cute bunny rabbits while their master is a panda. Their friends include a dog, a chicken, an aardvark, and some sort of monster. The villains are also a mixed batch: one of their main enemies is a cockroach who is deemed ugly and a giant bat; then, there's enemies like Yuck who looks like Yin and Yang but only with more dingy fur and sharp teeth (they even call him cute in the first episode he's in), the Chung Pow Kittens who are a group of adorable cats, and Fastidious who is a small hamster with a British acccent.

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* [[ZigZaggedTrope Zigzagged]] in YinYangYo: WesternAnimation/YinYangYo: the main characters are two cute bunny rabbits while their master is a panda. Their friends include a dog, a chicken, an aardvark, and some sort of monster. The villains are also a mixed batch: one of their main enemies is a cockroach who is deemed ugly and a giant bat; then, there's enemies like Yuck who looks like Yin and Yang but only with more dingy fur and sharp teeth (they even call him cute in the first episode he's in), the Chung Pow Kittens who are a group of adorable cats, and Fastidious who is a small hamster with a British acccent.
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