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12th Oct '17 11:10:39 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* '''Drop Bears''' are large, carnivorous creatures closely related to koala "bears". They hunt prey by climbing tall trees and then ambushing them from above. Certain techniques can be used to deter drop bears, such as smearing Vegemite behind one's ears. Unlike the first two beasties, the drop bear does not have any reported sightings or basis in folklore, and the myth [[ItAmusedMe was created solely for the purpose of scaring gullible tourists]]. Interestingly, however, the drop bear has an extraordinary resemblance to a now-extinct creature known as ''Thylacoleo'' or the marsupial lion -- a prehistoric, tree-dwelling ambush predator whose closest known relatives are wombats and koalas. [[NotQuiteDead However, this is obviously just an eerie coincidence...]]

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* '''Drop Bears''' are large, carnivorous creatures closely related to koala "bears". They hunt prey by climbing tall trees and then ambushing them from above. Certain techniques can be used to deter drop bears, such as smearing Vegemite behind one's ears.ears (which, in fairness, would probably deter even the most determined predator). Unlike the first two beasties, the drop bear does not have any reported sightings or basis in folklore, and the myth [[ItAmusedMe was created solely for the purpose of scaring gullible tourists]]. Interestingly, however, the drop bear has an extraordinary resemblance to a now-extinct creature known as ''Thylacoleo'' or the marsupial lion -- a prehistoric, tree-dwelling ambush predator whose closest known relatives are wombats and koalas. [[NotQuiteDead However, this is obviously just an eerie coincidence...]]
28th Sep '17 5:04:17 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Bunyips appear as hulking, herbivorous marsupials native to grasslands in the East and in the Western islands. They depart from their mythological origins rather starkly, with the mythical aquatic predator becoming a terrestrial grzer.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Bunyips appear as hulking, herbivorous marsupials native to grasslands in the East and in the Western islands. They depart from their mythological origins rather starkly, with the mythical aquatic predator becoming a terrestrial grzer.grazer.
28th Sep '17 5:03:50 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Bunyips appear as hulking, herbivorous marsupials native to grasslands in the East and in the Western islands. They depart from their mythological origins rather starkly, with the mythical aquatic predator becoming a terrestrial grzer.



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17th Sep '17 10:02:08 AM nombretomado
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Like most countries in the world, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} has a number of [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptids and mythical beasties]] allegedly lurking out in the forests and outback (because [[AustralianWildlife Australia's natural wildlife]] just [[EverythingTryingToKillYou isn't interesting or dangerous enough]]). This page covers the four most common creatures found in Australian folklore.

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Like most countries in the world, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} has a number of [[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptids and mythical beasties]] allegedly lurking out in the forests and outback (because [[AustralianWildlife [[UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife Australia's natural wildlife]] just [[EverythingTryingToKillYou isn't interesting or dangerous enough]]). This page covers the four most common creatures found in Australian folklore.
6th Aug '17 12:48:25 AM Piterpicher
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* ''Main/StarWarsDownunder''. On the planet Oradongia (which seems entirely populated by Australians) the evil Darth Drongo uses "unyips" (genetically engineered bunyips) to track down [[SeriousBusiness supplies of beer]].

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* ''Main/StarWarsDownunder''.''WebVideo/StarWarsDownunder''. On the planet Oradongia (which seems entirely populated by Australians) the evil Darth Drongo uses "unyips" (genetically engineered bunyips) to track down [[SeriousBusiness supplies of beer]].
25th Jun '17 12:41:44 AM TitoMosquito
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8th Jun '17 10:10:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Aces Abroad,'' the fourth WildCards book, features something identified as a bunyip.

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* ''Aces Abroad,'' ''Literature/AcesAbroad,'' the fourth WildCards Literature/WildCards book, features something identified as a bunyip.
29th Mar '17 12:31:21 AM Ryulong
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* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', the Bunyip were a werewolf [[{{splat}} tribe]] that went extinct in the 1920's along with the thylacine. The other werewolves helped things along as well, which remains a sore point.

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* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', the Bunyip were a werewolf [[{{splat}} tribe]] that managed to make it to Australia and mated with the local thylacine called itself the Bunyip. They went extinct in the 1920's along with the thylacine. The other werewolves helped things along as well, which remains a sore point.
14th Feb '17 3:14:41 PM MagnusForce
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* '''Burrunjor''', from Antiem Land, sounds an awful lot like a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Of course Australia has one of those.

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* '''Burrunjor''', from Antiem Land, sounds an awful lot like a Tyrannosaurus Rex.TyrannosaurusRex. Of course Australia has one of those.















* ''Thylacoleo carnifex'', the marsupial lion, liked to [[TruthInTelevision drop from trees onto its prey]]. Then again, it was four feet long.
** ...With thumb claws that could make a raptor crap itself. Even worse, ''Thylacoleo'' used those thumb claws just to hold onto its shrieking prey while ''Thylacoleo's'' uniquely evolved (and incredibly strong) jaws sheared off chunks of meat the size of a child's head. "Shit You Didn't Know About Biology" [[https://sydkab.com/2012/05/17/metatherians-part-1-of-2-extinct-megafauna/#more-66 explains in more detail (about halfway down the page)]] just why ''Thylacoleo'' is so damn terrifying despite its small size.
* A possible Bunyip candidate is ''Diprotodon''.
** The "Shit You Didn't Know About Biology" page that discusses ''Thylacoleo carnifex'' also goes into more detail [[https://sydkab.com/2012/05/17/metatherians-part-1-of-2-extinct-megafauna/#more-66 about this]].

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* ''Thylacoleo carnifex'', the marsupial lion, liked to [[TruthInTelevision drop from trees onto its prey]]. Then again, it was four feet long.
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long...With thumb claws that could make a raptor crap itself. Even worse, ''Thylacoleo'' used those thumb claws just to hold onto its shrieking prey while ''Thylacoleo's'' uniquely evolved (and incredibly strong) jaws sheared off chunks of meat the size of a child's head. "Shit You Didn't Know About Biology" [[https://sydkab.com/2012/05/17/metatherians-part-1-of-2-extinct-megafauna/#more-66 explains in more detail (about halfway down the page)]] just why ''Thylacoleo'' is so damn terrifying despite its small size.
size. Not surprisingly, one of Thylacoleo's nicknames is the "Drop Cat".
* A possible Bunyip candidate is ''Diprotodon''.
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''Diprotodon'', a hippo-sized Ice Age wombat that often lived near sources of water. Australian aboriginals, to this day, will present ''Diprotodon'' bones, saying they came from a bunyip. The "Shit You Didn't Know About Biology" page that discusses ''Thylacoleo carnifex'' also goes into more detail [[https://sydkab.com/2012/05/17/metatherians-part-1-of-2-extinct-megafauna/#more-66 about this]].
13th Feb '17 2:53:48 AM Silverblade2
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* In an untold tale of ''ComicBook/SpiderGwen'', she takes on [[SelfDemonstrating/CobraCommander Koala Kommander]] and his trained killer koalas. The Kommander acquires them through an old Australian saying that anyone who catches a falling koala is responsible for raising it, so basically he's using dropped bears.

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* In an untold tale of ''ComicBook/SpiderGwen'', she takes on [[SelfDemonstrating/CobraCommander Koala Kommander]] Kommander and his trained killer koalas. The Kommander acquires them through an old Australian saying that anyone who catches a falling koala is responsible for raising it, so basically he's using dropped bears.
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