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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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Their diet is so poor nutritionally they normally can't raise more than one at a time. It's not being lazy.
* 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.
22nd Oct '15 2:07:54 PM Tuckerscreator
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** With robots it's played more straight. The most sympathetic robots like WALL-E, EVE, and MO, have endearing features such as large eyes and hands. The villainous robots, such as AUTO and GO-4, are red-eyed cyclopes with no hands or even true bodies. That said, some of the minor heroic robots have unorthodox designs; some are merely vacuums on wheels, and the intimidating [=WALL-As=], enormous [=WALL-Es=] with four GlowingEyesOfDoom, turn out to be nice guys.
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** With robots it's played more straight. The most sympathetic robots like WALL-E, EVE, and MO, have endearing features such as large eyes and hands. The villainous robots, such as AUTO and GO-4, are red-eyed cyclopes with no hands or even true bodies.visible expressions. That said, some of the minor heroic robots have unorthodox designs; some are merely vacuums on wheels, and the intimidating [=WALL-As=], enormous [=WALL-Es=] with four GlowingEyesOfDoom, turn out to be nice guys.
22nd Oct '15 2:07:22 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' averts this: Early on in the movie, WALL•E encounters a cockroach, which quickly becomes his pet. Strangely, however, the cockroach is stylized such that it has no visible head.
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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': ** The film averts this: this with animals: Early on in the movie, WALL•E encounters a cockroach, which quickly becomes his pet. Strangely, however, the cockroach is stylized such that it has no visible head.head. ** With robots it's played more straight. The most sympathetic robots like WALL-E, EVE, and MO, have endearing features such as large eyes and hands. The villainous robots, such as AUTO and GO-4, are red-eyed cyclopes with no hands or even true bodies. That said, some of the minor heroic robots have unorthodox designs; some are merely vacuums on wheels, and the intimidating [=WALL-As=], enormous [=WALL-Es=] with four GlowingEyesOfDoom, turn out to be nice guys.
4th Oct '15 4:18:27 PM Pichu-kun
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[[folder: Music]] * The protagonist of "Something In The Way" by Music/{{Nirvana}} keeps random animals as pets but states "it's okay to eat fish 'cause they don't have any feelings". [[/folder]]

* Go to a UsefulNotes/{{Furry|Fandom}} or UsefulNotes/{{Otherkin}} forum, and ask how many of them consider themselves, totems, or personal character to be a rabbit, lion, turtle, or the like (better yet, just head on over to this [[http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/List_of_most_popular_phenotypes OTHER other Wiki's article]]). Now, ask how many choose a trout, mole rat, a tapeworm, or such instead. Compare the results.
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* Go to a UsefulNotes/{{Furry|Fandom}} or UsefulNotes/{{Otherkin}} forum, and ask how many of them consider themselves, totems, or personal character to be a rabbit, lion, turtle, dog, fox, or the like (better yet, just head on over to this [[http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/List_of_most_popular_phenotypes OTHER other Wiki's article]]). Now, ask how many choose a trout, mole rat, a tapeworm, or such instead. Compare the results.
26th Sep '15 9:50:02 AM ReaderAt2046
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* The elves of Lorwyn in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' revere beauty, to the degree of hunting and killing [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent boggarts]] for no better reason than that they think boggarts are ugly.
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