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*NotAllAnimatedFilmsAreDisney: This is an animated film that looks like it was made by Walt, but it shows cats getting killed and having sex.
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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal, once his backstory is revealed]].

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* %%* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal, once his backstory is revealed]].revealed]].



* DescriptionPorn: If you cut out all of it, the book would be half as long.
* DetectiveAnimal: Francis, given that it's half the premise of the book.

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* %%* DescriptionPorn: If you cut out all of it, the book would be half as long.
* %%* DetectiveAnimal: Francis, given that it's half the premise of the book.



* MatureAnimalStory

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* StrawLoser: Gustav to Francis. Deep down, however, Francis really does care for his clumsy owner.

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* %%* StrawLoser: Gustav to Francis. Deep down, however, Francis really does care for his clumsy owner.



* TragicVillain: Depending on your perspective, and given his backstory,[[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]].

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* %%* TragicVillain: Depending on your perspective, and given his backstory,[[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]].
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%%* MatureAnimalStory

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%%* * MatureAnimalStory
3rd Sep '16 5:33:11 AM Klaudandus
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%%* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]].

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%%* * AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]].Claudandus/Pascal, once his backstory is revealed]].



%%* ArcWords: The title.
%%* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Preterius]].

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%%* * ArcWords: The title.
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title is brought up in conversations a couple of times. [[spoiler: including the name of the breeding/genetics program Claudandus is running.]]
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AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Preterius]].[[spoiler:Preterius, the mad doctor that experimented on many cats, is eventually killed when a deranged Claudandus shreds his throat open]].



%%* BigBad: [[spoiler:Claudandus, AKA Pascal]].

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%%* * BigBad: [[spoiler:Claudandus, AKA Pascal]].Pascal, is behind all the killings, and behind a genetics program that wants to undo domestication]].



%%* CatsAreSnarkers: Francis and Bluebeard.

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%%* * CatsAreSnarkers: Francis and Bluebeard.Bluebeard snark a lot during their conversations, even when dealing with potential foes.



%%* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Claudandus/Pascal]].

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%%* * TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Claudandus/Pascal]].[[spoiler:Claudandus/Pascal, given his genetics program that is working on, and it is actually working]].



%%* {{Cult}}: The Claudandus Sect.
%%* DarkMessiah: [[spoiler:Claudandus/Pascal]].

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%%* * {{Cult}}: The Claudandus Sect.
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Sect, built around [[spoiler:Claudandus as a messianic figure that ascended to heaven following Preterius' experiments. Truth is Claudandus is actually alive.]]
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DarkMessiah: [[spoiler:Claudandus/Pascal]].[[spoiler:Claudandus/Pascal. Claudandus is presented as a messianic figure by Joker to the Claudandus Sect, and as a possible savior. Claudandus, as Pascal, is trying to save cats, but has to kill many for his genetics program to work]].



%%* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The first book does this often, probably due to translation.

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%%* * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The first book does this often, probably due to translation.



%%* DescriptionPorn: If you cut out all of it, the book would be half as long.
%%* DetectiveAnimal: Francis.

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%%* * DescriptionPorn: If you cut out all of it, the book would be half as long.
%%* * DetectiveAnimal: Francis.Francis, given that it's half the premise of the book.



%%* EvilutionaryBiologist: Preterius, and [[spoiler:his subject, Claudandus.]]

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%%* * EvilutionaryBiologist: Preterius, and [[spoiler:his subject, Claudandus.]]Claudandus. Particularly the latter given his breeding/genetics program he was running]]



%%* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: Claudandus, AKA Pascal]].

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%%* * FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: Claudandus, AKA Pascal]].Pascal, given that he was lowly stray cat that was experimented on and became the BigBad]].



%%* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: [[spoiler:Joker]]
%%* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Felicity.]]
%%* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Claudandus]] presents himself like this, especially in the book. (Present himself how?)
%%* LargeHam: Joker, more so in the German version.

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%%* * KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: [[spoiler:Joker]]
%%* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Felicity.
[[spoiler:Joker is killed, as it is possible he would reveal the truth behind Claudandus.]]
%%* * KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Poor Felicity is killed to prevent Francis from getting more clues.]]
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KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Claudandus]] presents himself like this, especially in the book. (Present himself how?)
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book, to justify [[spoiler:his breeding/genetics program.]]
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LargeHam: Joker, as the prophet and leader of the Claudandus sect is prone to histrionics, more so in the German version.



%%* MadScientist: Preterius. Though, he's more of a rambling drunken scientist.

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%%* * MadScientist: Preterius. Though, he's more of a rambling drunken scientist.scientist as his failures on his research piled on and on.



%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste: [[spoiler:Ziebold, Pascal's owner and former assistant to Preterius is described as such.]] (And this description is?)

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%%* * ManOfWealthAndTaste: [[spoiler:Ziebold, Pascal's owner and former assistant to Preterius is described as such.such, with a very posh loft, fancy paintings and whatnot.]] (And this description is?)



%%* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Claudandus in regards to the humans he hated.]] (How is he not so different from humans?)
%%* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Felicity.]]

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%%* * NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Claudandus in regards to the humans he hated.]] (How is he not so different from humans?)
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hated. Becoming a monster like Preterius and killing those that would ruind his breeding program.]]
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OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Felicity.How Felicity is found.]]



%%* PoeticSerialKiller: [[spoiler: It's a rather nihilistic philosophy, though.]] (What is the philosophy?)

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%%* * PoeticSerialKiller: [[spoiler: It's a Claudandus' philosophy is rather nihilistic philosophy, though.though, since it involves wiping his own race as it currently exist so a new stronger MasterRace can rise from its ashes.]] (What is the philosophy?)



%%* ReligionOfEvil: The cult of Claudandus.

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%%* * ReligionOfEvil: The cult of Claudandus.Claudandus, at first glance. [[spoiler: It's rather innocuous in the end, but provides cover for Claudandus to run his breeding program because everyone believes he's dead.]]



%%* StrawLoser: Gustav to Francis. Deep down, however, Francis really does care for his clumsy owner.

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%%* * StrawLoser: Gustav to Francis. Deep down, however, Francis really does care for his clumsy owner.



%%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Felicity]]

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%%* * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Felicity]]Felicity, a kind and blind cat, is killed just to obfuscate Francis.]]



%%* TragicVillain: Depending on your perspective, [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]]. (What makes him tragic?)

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%%* * TragicVillain: Depending on your perspective, [[spoiler: and given his backstory,[[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]]. (What makes him tragic?)
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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: These are some ''smart'' cats, able to perfectly understand humans, read, and work a computer. It's mentioned, however, that all of these things take some time and practice to learn, and some cats don't bother learning anything past human speech. [[JustifiedTrope This intelligence is kind of required for a murder mystery, anyway.]]
** Actually, Francis is able to figure out how to log into the data at the end without having ever seen it being done, as shown by the fact that he did not know a password was necessary, so it is a case of the time required varying according to the situation.
*** Francis is shown as being [[TheSmartGuy extremely smart]], even among other such [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude smart cats]], so careful reasoning probably got him to where the data was stored ([[spoiler:Claudandus]] apparently wasn't savvy enough to bury it ''too'' deeply), and from there [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish he just made an educated guess as to what the password could be.]] It's not so much a case of the learning time being shortened as it is Francis [[FridgeBrilliance simply being able to use what little technical knowledge he had efficiently.]] The whole issue is much clearer in the book, as Pascal actually spends some time teaching Francis how the computer is used, and [[spoiler: the data for the "Felidae" project was stored close to the catalog of neighborhood cats.]]
*** Also, it's heavily implied both in the book and in the movie that [[spoiler: Claudandus ''wanted'' Francis to find those files because he wants Francis [[PassingTheTorch to be his successor]].]]

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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: AmplifiedAnimalAptitude:
**
These are some ''smart'' cats, able to perfectly understand humans, read, and work a computer. It's mentioned, however, that all of these things take some time and practice to learn, and some cats don't bother learning anything past human speech. [[JustifiedTrope This intelligence is kind of required for a murder mystery, anyway.]]
** Actually, Francis is able to figure out how to log into the data at the end without having ever seen it being done, as shown by the fact that he did not know a password was necessary, so it is a case of the time required varying according to the situation.
***
Francis is shown as being [[TheSmartGuy extremely smart]], even among other such [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude smart cats]], so careful reasoning probably got him to where the data was stored ([[spoiler:Claudandus]] apparently wasn't savvy enough to bury it ''too'' deeply), and from there [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish he just made an educated guess as to what the password could be.]] It's not so much a case of the learning time being shortened as it is Francis [[FridgeBrilliance simply being able to use what little technical knowledge he had efficiently.]] The whole issue is much clearer in the book, as Pascal actually spends some time teaching Francis how the computer is used, and [[spoiler: the data for the "Felidae" project was stored close to the catalog of neighborhood cats.]]
***
]] Also, it's heavily implied both in the book and in the movie that [[spoiler: Claudandus ''wanted'' Francis to find those files because he wants Francis [[PassingTheTorch to be his successor]].]]



* AnimalTalk: The cats can communicate with each other and understand humans. Humans, however, can't understand them, and are completely oblivious to the murder mystery scenario. [[spoiler: Claudandus was actually able to talk to Preterius by imitating human language, though.]]

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* AnimalTalk: AnimalTalk:
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The cats can communicate with each other and understand humans. Humans, however, can't understand them, and are completely oblivious to the murder mystery scenario. [[spoiler: Claudandus was actually able to talk to Preterius by imitating human language, though.]]



*** Further cemented in ''Salve Roma!'' when Francis travels to Rome. Aside from an occasional region-specific phrase, feline language is the same the world over, so Francis has no trouble communicating with the local cats.

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*** ** Further cemented in ''Salve Roma!'' when Francis travels to Rome. Aside from an occasional region-specific phrase, feline language is the same the world over, so Francis has no trouble communicating with the local cats.



* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]].

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* %%* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]].



* ArcWords: The title.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Preterius]].
* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYCr2B6QH2I Felidae]] by Boy George
* {{Badass}}: Bluebeard stood up against Kong, a cat many times larger than him, when he threatened Francis.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Claudandus deliberately stops hiding his victims in order to lead Francis to discovering his scheme and eventually becoming his successor. The first part of the plan succeeds, the second fails.]] Might also contain elements of XanatosSpeedChess.
** Since the whole plan ''completely'' relies on the completely contingent element of [[spoiler: Francis ''deciding'' to take over Claudandus' position (which he refuses)]], it might even qualify as OutGambitted.

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* %%* ArcWords: The title.
* %%* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Preterius]].
* %%* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYCr2B6QH2I Felidae]] by Boy George
* {{Badass}}: Bluebeard stood up against Kong, a cat many times larger than him, when he threatened Francis.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Claudandus deliberately stops hiding his victims in order to lead Francis to discovering his scheme and eventually becoming his successor. The first part of the plan succeeds, the second fails.]] Might also contain elements of XanatosSpeedChess.
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XanatosSpeedChess. Since the whole plan ''completely'' relies on the completely contingent element of [[spoiler: Francis ''deciding'' to take over Claudandus' position (which he refuses)]], it might even qualify as OutGambitted.



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Claudandus, AKA Pascal]].
* BigEater: Again, Bluebeard.
** Even moreso in the film, especially after the catacomb scene. "All I want is a hot meal beside a warm fire. What I want is codfiissssshhh..."

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* %%* BigBad: [[spoiler:Claudandus, AKA Pascal]].
* BigEater: Again, Bluebeard.
** Even moreso
BigEater: Bluebeard, more so in the film, especially after the catacomb scene. "All I want is a hot meal beside a warm fire. What I want is codfiissssshhh..."



* CharactersAsDevice: The kitten Pepeline, whose purpose is to reveal that [[spoiler: Claudandus is still alive.]]
** However, her character is more fleshed out in the book. She doesn't even share her name in the movie at all!

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%%* TheBully: Kong and the Hermanns [[spoiler: until the death of Kong's dam, Solitaire.]] (How are they acting like bullies?)
* CharactersAsDevice: The kitten Pepeline, whose purpose is to reveal that [[spoiler: Claudandus is still alive.]]
** However,
]] Though her character is more fleshed out in the book. She doesn't even share her name in the movie at all!



* CatsAreMean: Both subverted and played straight. Francis is a nice cat. Kong, on the other hand, is a huge, hulking, dim-witted bully.
** Even then, Kong shows himself to be at least a little sympathetic [[spoiler: upon discovering Solitaire's body]] (see JerkWithAHeartOfGold below). A more interesting case would be [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal, who is friendly and amicable right up until he's found out. Then he shows his TrueColors.]]
** ''Cats Are Individuals'' some are mean, some are kind, some are snarky, some are murderous, some are survivors etc..
* CatsAreSnarkers: Francis and Bluebeard.

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* CatsAreMean: Both subverted and played straight. Francis is a nice cat. Kong, on the other hand, is a huge, hulking, dim-witted bully.
** Even then, Kong shows himself to be at least a little sympathetic [[spoiler: upon discovering Solitaire's body]] (see JerkWithAHeartOfGold below). A more interesting case would be [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal, who is friendly and amicable right up until he's found out. Then he shows his TrueColors.]]
** ''Cats Are Individuals'' some are mean, some are kind, some are snarky, some are murderous, some are survivors etc..
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%%* CatsAreSnarkers: Francis and Bluebeard.



* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Claudandus/Pascal]].
* CloudCuckooLander: Isaiah, the guardian of the dead. [[spoiler: His information provides several hints to solving the mystery, including a connection between Joker and Claudandus.]]
** A more sympathetic example than most. He's spent his whole life believing that he was destined to guard the dead. When Francis come, Isaiah thinks Francis is going to kill him because Isaiah believes that he has sinned for going outside. Also, there's this line when Francis is asking Isaiah questions about the dead bodies he received-

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* %%* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Claudandus/Pascal]].
* CloudCuckooLander: Isaiah, the guardian of the dead. [[spoiler: His information provides several hints to solving the mystery, including a connection between Joker and Claudandus.]]
** A
]] He is a more sympathetic example than most. He's spent his whole life believing that he was destined to guard the dead. When Francis come, Isaiah thinks Francis is going to kill him because Isaiah believes that he has sinned for going outside. Also, there's this line when Francis is asking Isaiah questions about the dead bodies he received-



--> Isaiah: [[TearJerker Many... oh yes, many...]]

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--> Isaiah: [[TearJerker Many... oh yes, many...]]



* {{Cult}}: The Claudandus Sect.
* DarkMessiah: [[spoiler:Claudandus/Pascal]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Francis.
** Bluebeard as well.

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* %%* {{Cult}}: The Claudandus Sect.
* %%* DarkMessiah: [[spoiler:Claudandus/Pascal]].
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Francis.
** %%** Bluebeard as well.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The first book does this often, probably due to translation.
* DerangedAnimation: Francis's psychedelic dream of Gregor Mendel using thousands of cat corpses as marionettes takes the cake.

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* %%* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The first book does this often, probably due to translation.
* DerangedAnimation: DerangedAnimation:
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Francis's psychedelic dream of Gregor Mendel using thousands of cat corpses as marionettes takes the cake.



* DescriptionPorn: And how! If you cut out all of it, the book would be half as long.
* DetectiveAnimal: Francis.
* DisabledLoveInterest: Felicity [[FanPreferredCouple (If you're shipping her with Francis)]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Francis and [[spoiler:Claudandus]]'s final battle is very similar to Simba and Scar's battle from ''Disney/TheLionKing'', except bloodier. Both films came out in the same year, to boot. Though the similarities are most likely unintentional, as the film of ''Felidae'' lifted that scene from the book, which came out years before either film.
** [[spoiler:Claudandus]]'s plans to create a race of "genetically perfect" cats while murdering those he considers to be inferior. [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Sound familiar?]]
** In one dream, after seeing a film about a scientist creating a race of "super-cats" Francis sees {{God}}/The {{Ubermensch}}, who calls himself "Felidae," meaning all of catkind, as gold/blonde-haired and lapis/blue eyes. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?

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* %%* DescriptionPorn: And how! If you cut out all of it, the book would be half as long.
* %%* DetectiveAnimal: Francis.
* DisabledLoveInterest: Felicity [[FanPreferredCouple (If you're shipping her with Francis)]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Francis and [[spoiler:Claudandus]]'s final battle is very similar to Simba and Scar's battle from ''Disney/TheLionKing'', except bloodier. Both films came out in the same year, to boot. Though the similarities are most likely unintentional, as the film of ''Felidae'' lifted that scene from the book, which came out years before either film.
DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** [[spoiler:Claudandus]]'s plans to create a race of "genetically perfect" cats while murdering those he considers to be inferior. [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Sound familiar?]]
** In one dream, after seeing a film about a scientist creating a race of "super-cats" Francis sees {{God}}/The {{Ubermensch}}, who calls himself "Felidae," meaning all of catkind, as gold/blonde-haired and lapis/blue eyes. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything



* EvilutionaryBiologist: Preterius, and [[spoiler:his subject, Claudandus.]]

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* %%* EvilutionaryBiologist: Preterius, and [[spoiler:his subject, Claudandus.]]



* FallenHero: [[spoiler: Claudandus]] is a debatable case.
** [[spoiler: Seen as a Hero and a Messiah figure (not a MessianicArchetype though) by the Claudandus Sect. Might be interpreted as fallen from the viewers/readers point of view when we find out his [[TraumaCongaline backstory]] -- Although by then, he has gone far from being a WellIntentionedExtremist]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: There's a ''lot'' of these in the film, including [[spoiler:Felicity]] being beheaded, a female cat having her own young ripped from her womb, several cats with their throats torn out, and [[spoiler:Claudandus]] getting disemboweled at the end.

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* FallenHero: [[spoiler: Claudandus]] [[spoiler:Claudandus is a debatable case.
** [[spoiler: Seen
seen as a Hero and a Messiah figure (not a MessianicArchetype though) by the Claudandus Sect. Might be interpreted as fallen from the viewers/readers point of view when we find out his [[TraumaCongaline backstory]] -- Although by then, he has gone far from being a WellIntentionedExtremist]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: FamilyUnfriendlyDeath:
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There's a ''lot'' of these in the film, including [[spoiler:Felicity]] being beheaded, a female cat having her own young ripped from her womb, several cats with their throats torn out, and [[spoiler:Claudandus]] getting disemboweled at the end.



* FantasticRacism: Bluebeard often refers to humans as "Can-Openers", and thinks the only thing mankind is good at is opening cans of food for cats.

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* FantasticRacism: FantasticRacism:
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Bluebeard often refers to humans as "Can-Openers", and thinks the only thing mankind is good at is opening cans of food for cats.



*** As it turns out, [[spoiler: the new breed is specifically being bred to lose its domestic nature and overthrow humans one day. After the mastermind's death, though, the newcomers begin to integrate with the other cats more, losing their ferocity while it's still in its early stages.]]

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*** ** As it turns out, [[spoiler: the new breed is specifically being bred to lose its domestic nature and overthrow humans one day. After the mastermind's death, though, the newcomers begin to integrate with the other cats more, losing their ferocity while it's still in its early stages.]]



* {{From Nobody to Nightmare}}: [[spoiler: Claudandus, AKA Pascal]].
* {{Gonk}}: Kong is approximately three times larger than any other cat in the film, has a lower jaw that juts out extremely far, and looks more like a cross between a bear and a buffalo than a cat. His henchmen, Herrmann and Herrmann, also qualify to some degree.

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* {{From Nobody to Nightmare}}: %%* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler: Claudandus, AKA Pascal]].
* {{Gonk}}: {{Gonk}}:
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Kong is approximately three times larger than any other cat in the film, has a lower jaw that juts out extremely far, and looks more like a cross between a bear and a buffalo than a cat. His henchmen, Herrmann and Herrmann, also qualify to some degree.



* HeKnowsTooMuch: The reason why [[spoiler: Felicity was killed.]]



* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Both subverted and played straight. It's one of the main themes of the film.
** Francis' owner doesn't do anything to help solve the mystery, nor do any other humans. Considering that it's cats killing other cats, this really doesn't seem all that surprising.
** At the end it all comes off as either ''HumansAreCthulhu'' (almost unimaginably different from the cats frame of reference) or ''Humans Are Individuals'' (come on, you really thought you could simplify a whole species to one adjective?) or some combination of the two.



* InfantImmortality: Averted. Dams and their kittens die all over the place.
** In the original novel, Francis has a nightmare where Deep Purple pulls a kitten out of his torn, bleeding throat, throws it against the wall, pulls out another kitten which bursts like a red paint balloon, and proceeds to splatter more kittens from his throat. Try going to sleep after reading that fun scene.

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* InfantImmortality: InfantImmortality:
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Averted. Dams and their kittens die all over the place.
** In the original novel, Francis has a nightmare where Deep Purple pulls a kitten out of his torn, bleeding throat, throws it against the wall, pulls out another kitten which bursts like a red paint balloon, and proceeds to splatter more kittens from his throat. Try going to sleep after reading that fun scene.throat.
%% * InsufferableGenius: Francis, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold though he does have redeeming qualities.]] (What makes Francis insufferable? What are these redeeming qualities?)



* InsufferableGenius: Francis. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] [[CatsAreSnarkers since he is a cat]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold and he does have redeeming qualities.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bluebeard.
** Likewise, [[CatsAreMean huge, hulking, bully Kong]] is shown to have [[HiddenDepths something of a soft side]] when he [[spoiler:mourns the death of his pregnant mate, Solitaire]].

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* InsufferableGenius: Francis. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] [[CatsAreSnarkers since he is ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: Claudandus kills Felicity, a cat]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold and he does have redeeming qualities.completely innocent, crippled cat, just to make the case personal to Francis.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bluebeard.
**
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Likewise, [[CatsAreMean huge, hulking, bully Kong]] is shown to have [[HiddenDepths something of a soft side]] when he [[spoiler:mourns the death of his pregnant mate, Solitaire]].



* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: [[spoiler:Joker]]
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Felicity.]]
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Claudandus]] presents himself like this, especially in the book.
* LargeHam: Joker, more so in the German version.

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* %%* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: [[spoiler:Joker]]
* %%* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Felicity.]]
* %%* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Claudandus]] presents himself like this, especially in the book.
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book. (Present himself how?)
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LargeHam: Joker, more so in the German version.



* LetMeTellYouAStory: "[A]nd it's not going to be pretty."
* MadScientist: Preterius. Though, he's more of a rambling drunken scientist.
** [[spoiler:Claudandus]] might also qualify.
* MadeOfPlasticine: The cats get ripped apart rather easily, it seems. This is most obvious in the climax when [[spoiler: the BigBad gets his entire guts and ribs ripped open from a single claw across the stomach.]]
** Possibly TruthInTelevision as cats have incredibly thin skin and needle-sharp claws.
** [[spoiler:It actually happened that way because Francis reopened the scar from when Preterius vivisected Claudandus. Several times. His stomach was practically paper-thin by then.]]
* MadnessMantra: "HYBRID PLANT EXPERIMENTS!" Dream Gregor raves out this while controlling undead marionette cats.

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* %%* LetMeTellYouAStory: "[A]nd it's not going to be pretty."
* %%* MadScientist: Preterius. Though, he's more of a rambling drunken scientist.
** [[spoiler:Claudandus]] might also qualify.
* MadeOfPlasticine: The cats get ripped apart rather easily, it seems. This is most obvious in the climax when [[spoiler: the BigBad gets his entire guts and ribs ripped open from a single claw across the stomach.]]
** Possibly TruthInTelevision as cats have incredibly thin skin and needle-sharp claws.
** [[spoiler:It actually happened that way because
stomach, though Francis reopened the scar from when Preterius vivisected Claudandus. Several times. His stomach was practically paper-thin by then.]]
* MadnessMantra: MadnessMantra:
**
"HYBRID PLANT EXPERIMENTS!" Dream Gregor raves out this while controlling undead marionette cats.



* ManOfWealthAndTaste: [[spoiler:Ziebold, Pascal's owner and former assistant to Preterius is described as such.]]

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* %%* ManOfWealthAndTaste: [[spoiler:Ziebold, Pascal's owner and former assistant to Preterius is described as such.]]]] (And this description is?)



* MatureAnimalStory
* MeaningfulName: Felicity means "great happiness".

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* %%* MatureAnimalStory
* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Felicity means "great happiness".



* MoralDissonance: Felicity says that "humans are the kindest creature there is" in the same space as "Claudandus was viciously tortured by humans." The break between these two realities is at the center of the book's plot.
** It also points out the irony of Felicity's views on humans considering it's heavily implied that she is blind due to humans experimenting on her in the past.

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* MoralDissonance: Felicity says that "humans are the kindest creature there is" in the same space as "Claudandus was viciously tortured by humans." The break between these two realities is at the center of the book's plot.
**
plot. It also points out the irony of Felicity's views on humans considering it's heavily implied that she is blind due to humans experimenting on her in the past.



* ANaziByAnyOtherName: [[spoiler:Claudandus, since he tries to create a master race of cats and is willing to kill for it.]]

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: ANaziByAnyOtherName:
**
[[spoiler:Claudandus, since he tries to create a master race of cats and is willing to kill for it.]]



* [[spoiler:NecessarilyEvil: "I was forced to kill, Francis- I had no choice- to preserve the racial purity that this new Felidae required."]]
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler: Claudandus. Just read his rant about how HumansAreBastards]].
** And while certainly acting as a NietzscheWannabe up to his final confrontation with Francis, the meaning behind his FinalSpeech is open for debate - was it a HeelRealization?

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* [[spoiler:NecessarilyEvil: "I NecessarilyEvil: [[spoiler:"I was forced to kill, Francis- I had no choice- to preserve the racial purity that this new Felidae required."]]
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler: Claudandus. Just read his rant about how HumansAreBastards]].
**
HumansAreBastards]]. And while certainly acting as a NietzscheWannabe up to his final confrontation with Francis, the meaning behind his FinalSpeech is open for debate - was it a HeelRealization?



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Claudandus in regards to the humans he hated.]]
* [[ItsPersonal Now It's Personal]]: [[spoiler: Claudandus kills Felicity, a completely innocent, crippled cat, just to make the case personal to Francis.]]
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Felicity.]]

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* %%* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Claudandus in regards to the humans he hated.]]
* [[ItsPersonal Now It's Personal]]: [[spoiler: Claudandus kills Felicity, a completely innocent, crippled cat, just to make the case personal to Francis.]]
*
]] (How is he not so different from humans?)
%%*
OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Felicity.]]



* [[PetTheDog Pet The Cat]]: Interestingly (see HumansAreBastards above), every human character is shown to have (or have had) good qualities. Even [[spoiler: Preterius]] was somewhat kind to his test subjects (at least in the book - it's not really shown in the movie) before his project started falling apart around him. About the only exception would be Saffron's owner, from book two, who took delight in starving and torturing his cats - Saffron's brother [[spoiler: died of dehydration]] thanks to him.
** Francesca also fails to get any [[PetTheDog such moments]], but she's not evil per se - just really domineering, pushy, and a hypocrite.
* [[PoeticSerialKiller Philosophical Serial Killer]]: [[spoiler: It's a rather nihilistic philosophy, though.]]

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* [[PetTheDog Pet The Cat]]: Interestingly (see HumansAreBastards above), PetTheDog: Interestingly, every human character is shown to have (or have had) good qualities. Even [[spoiler: Preterius]] was somewhat kind to his test subjects (at least in the book - it's not really shown in the movie) before his project started falling apart around him. About One of the only exception few exceptions would be Saffron's owner, from book two, who took delight in starving and torturing his cats - Saffron's brother [[spoiler: died of dehydration]] thanks to him.
**
him. Francesca also fails to get any [[PetTheDog such moments]], but she's not evil per se - just really domineering, pushy, and a hypocrite.
* [[PoeticSerialKiller Philosophical Serial Killer]]: %%* PoeticSerialKiller: [[spoiler: It's a rather nihilistic philosophy, though.]] (What is the philosophy?)



* PosthumousCharacter : [[spoiler: Dr. Preterius, especially in the book.]]

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* PosthumousCharacter : :
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[[spoiler: Dr. Preterius, especially in the book.]]



* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: The main characters are cats so spend a lot of time sleeping and tend to get [[RealDreamsAreWeirder cryptic, or occasionally downright weird, dreams that may or may not predict something]] (mostly they do) or give them odd ideas. Generally speaking the cats in the Felidae books ''believe'' in the power of dreams and Francis is no exception.

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* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: PsychicDreamsForEveryone:
**
The main characters are cats so spend a lot of time sleeping and tend to get [[RealDreamsAreWeirder cryptic, or occasionally downright weird, dreams that may or may not predict something]] (mostly they do) or give them odd ideas. Generally speaking the cats in the Felidae books ''believe'' in the power of dreams and Francis is no exception.



* {{Pun}}: '''Cat'''acombs.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Bluebeard in the English dub of the film. "If that's a joke..."
* PurpleProse: And how, being that Francis feels the need to describe everything, and we mean ''everything'' in graphic detail. In the first book he went on for about five paragraphs about what his owner ''feeds him''.

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* {{Pun}}: '''Cat'''acombs.
**
'''Cat'''acombs. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Bluebeard in the English dub of the film. "If that's a joke..."
* PurpleProse: And how, being that Francis feels the need to describe everything, and we mean ''everything'' in graphic detail. In the first book he went on for about five paragraphs about what his owner ''feeds him''.



* ReligionOfEvil: The cult of Claudandus.
* SanitySlippage: Dr. Preterius. The descent from a sympathetic scientist who just wanted to achieve something, to a belligerent, insane man is more prevalent in the novel.

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* %%* ReligionOfEvil: The cult of Claudandus.
* SanitySlippage: SanitySlippage:
**
Dr. Preterius. The descent from a sympathetic scientist who just wanted to achieve something, to a belligerent, insane man is more prevalent in the novel.



* SatelliteLoveInterest: Alcina from book two. She meets Francis only once, during which they mate, but Francis apparently loved her very much [[spoiler: and is heartbroken when he finds she's been murdered.]] Felicity might count as well, as her part is extremely similar (sans the mating), but between the two Felicity was much friendlier.
** Nhozemphtekh could be thought of as this, except that Francis never really says or does anything to indicate genuine love. He just finds her really sexy.

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* SatelliteLoveInterest: SatelliteLoveInterest:
**
Alcina from book two. She meets Francis only once, during which they mate, but Francis apparently loved her very much [[spoiler: and is heartbroken when he finds she's been murdered.]] Felicity might count as well, as her part is extremely similar (sans the mating), but between the two Felicity was much friendlier.
** Nhozemphtekh could be thought of as this, except that Francis never really says or does anything to indicate genuine love. He just finds her really sexy.
friendlier.



* SecretKeeper : [[spoiler: Joker. Who is well aware about the truth behind Preterius and his experiments, that Claudandus is alive, responsible for the murders, the reasons behind 'em and his other identity. He even willing accepts dying at the teeth of Claudandus to keep the secret safe when Francis starts closing in on him.]]

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* SecretKeeper : :
**
[[spoiler: Joker. Who is well aware about the truth behind Preterius and his experiments, that Claudandus is alive, responsible for the murders, the reasons behind 'em and his other identity. He even willing accepts dying at the teeth of Claudandus to keep the secret safe when Francis starts closing in on him.]]



* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: The reason why [[spoiler: Felicity was killed.]]



* ShownTheirWork: The author knows quite a bit about cats. This is shown not only in the books themselves, but in notes supplied at the back of the books to explain in detail some aspects of feline behavior and biology that are only given passing mention in the main story. He also has a good understanding of Mendelian genetics, one of the major elements of the plot.
** Back-breeding is a real phenomenon. See the trivia tab for more info.

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* ShownTheirWork: The author knows quite a bit about cats. This is shown not only in the books themselves, but in notes supplied at the back of the books to explain in detail some aspects of feline behavior and biology that are only given passing mention in the main story. He also has a good understanding of Mendelian genetics, one of the major elements of the plot.
** Back-breeding
plot. Also, back-breeding is a real phenomenon. See the trivia tab for more info.phenomenon.



* StrawLoser: Gustav to Francis. Deep down, however, Francis really does care for his clumsy owner
* [[spoiler: SuperBreedingProgram: Claudandus/Pascal plans to breed cats back to their original, ferocious form. He eliminates those that get in the ways of his plans]].

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* %%* StrawLoser: Gustav to Francis. Deep down, however, Francis really does care for his clumsy owner
owner.
* [[spoiler: SuperBreedingProgram: [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal plans to breed cats back to their original, ferocious form. He eliminates those that get in the ways of his plans]].



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Felicity]]
* TheBully: Kong and the Hermanns [[spoiler: until the death of Kong's dam, Solitaire.]]
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation

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* %%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Felicity]]
* TheBully: Kong and the Hermanns [[spoiler: until the death of %%* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Kong's dam, Solitaire.]]
cohorts, Hermann and Hermann.
%%* TragicVillain: Depending on your perspective, [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]]. (What makes him tragic?)
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimationTokenEvilTeammate: Kong. He almost ''kills'' Francis at one point.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: "'No! No! No!' Pascal bellowed, his eyes burning with impotent rage and hate. 'There are no good people! They're all the same! Don't you understand that?! Animals are good human beings, and human beings are bad animals!'"]]
%%* VitriolicBestBuds: Francis and Bluebeard.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Kong's cohorts, Hermann and Hermann.
* TragicVillain: Depending on your perspective, [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]].
* TokenEvilTeammate: Kong. He almost ''kills'' Francis at one point (but see JerkWithAHeartOfGold).
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: "'No! No! No!' Pascal bellowed, his eyes burning with impotent rage and hate. 'There are no good people! They're all the same! Don't you understand that?! Animals are good human beings, and human beings are bad animals!'"]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Francis and Bluebeard. See RedOniBlueOni.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Felicity, who was killed off after only a few minutes of screentime.]]

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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Kong's cohorts, Hermann and Hermann.
* TragicVillain: Depending on your perspective, [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal]].
* TokenEvilTeammate: Kong. He almost ''kills'' Francis at one point (but see JerkWithAHeartOfGold).
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler: "'No! No! No!' Pascal bellowed, his eyes burning with impotent rage and hate. 'There are no good people! They're all the same! Don't you understand that?! Animals are good human beings, and human beings are bad animals!'"]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Francis and Bluebeard. See RedOniBlueOni.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:
WeHardlyKnewYe:
**[[spoiler:
Felicity, who was killed off after only a few minutes of screentime.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the movie, we never get to see what happens to any of the side characters (it's possible that Francis's "new friend" is Nhozemptekh, but the character design is slightly different so this is unlikely). The novel subverts this by giving information in the epilogue.
** It's at least implied in the movie that [[spoiler: Bluebeard]] survived, though not confirmed.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the movie, we never get to see what happens to any of the side characters (it's possible that Francis's "new friend" is Nhozemptekh, but the character design is slightly different so this is unlikely). The novel subverts this by giving information in the epilogue.
**
epilogue. It's at least implied in the movie that [[spoiler: Bluebeard]] survived, though not confirmed.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: ''Arguably'' [[spoiler:Claudandus]]. He only [[spoiler:developed his insane plan after being tortured by Preterius]]. The "Destroyer of Worlds" part is much more present here than the "Woobie" part though. Also, this trope is more present in the book than in the movie.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: ''Arguably'' WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds:
** Arguably
[[spoiler:Claudandus]]. He only [[spoiler:developed his insane plan after being tortured by Preterius]]. The "Destroyer of Worlds" part is much more present here than the "Woobie" part though. Also, this trope is more present in the book than in the movie.



* YouAreNumberSix: Eight [[spoiler: the lynx]], from the second book.

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* YouAreNumberSix: Eight [[spoiler: the lynx]], from the second book.
26th Jun '16 11:33:24 PM catstuxedo
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** Jesaja is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_%28cat%29 Persian]].

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** Jesaja Isaiah is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_%28cat%29 Persian]].



*** Also, it's heavily implied both in the book and in the movie that [[spoiler: Claudandus ''wanted'' Francis to find those files because he WANTS Francis [[PassingTheTorch to be his successor]].]]

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*** Also, it's heavily implied both in the book and in the movie that [[spoiler: Claudandus ''wanted'' Francis to find those files because he WANTS wants Francis [[PassingTheTorch to be his successor]].]]



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Pretorius]].

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Pretorius]].[[spoiler:Preterius]].



** Pascal: Intelligent, literate, soft-spoken, eager to help, [[spoiler:eugenicist, mass murderer...]]

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** Pascal: Intelligent, literate, soft-spoken, eager to help, [[spoiler:eugenicist, mass murderer...murderer.]]



** Even then, Kong shows himself to be at least a little sympathetic [[spoiler: upon discovering Solitaire's body]] (see JerkWithAHeartOfGold below). A more interesting case would be [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal, who is friendly and amicable right up until he's found out. Then he shows his TrueColors...]]

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** Even then, Kong shows himself to be at least a little sympathetic [[spoiler: upon discovering Solitaire's body]] (see JerkWithAHeartOfGold below). A more interesting case would be [[spoiler: Claudandus/Pascal, who is friendly and amicable right up until he's found out. Then he shows his TrueColors...TrueColors.]]



* CloudCuckooLander: Jesaja, the guardian of the dead. [[spoiler: His information provides several hints to solving the mystery, including a connection between Joker and Claudandus.]]
** You have to feel bad for him. He's spent his whole life believing that he was destined to guard the dead. When Francis come, Jesaja thinks Francis is going to kill him because Jesaja believes that he has sinned for going outside. Also, there's this line when Francis is asking Jesaja questions about the dead bodies he received-

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* CloudCuckooLander: Jesaja, Isaiah, the guardian of the dead. [[spoiler: His information provides several hints to solving the mystery, including a connection between Joker and Claudandus.]]
** You have to feel bad for him.A more sympathetic example than most. He's spent his whole life believing that he was destined to guard the dead. When Francis come, Jesaja Isaiah thinks Francis is going to kill him because Jesaja Isaiah believes that he has sinned for going outside. Also, there's this line when Francis is asking Jesaja Isaiah questions about the dead bodies he received-



--> Jesaja: [[TearJerker Many... oh yes, many...]]

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--> Jesaja: Isaiah: [[TearJerker Many... oh yes, many...]]



** There's that dream he has in the beginning which honestly shows why the film is not for kids.

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** There's that dream he has in the beginning in which honestly shows why the film is not for kids.Francis meets Professor Preterius.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Francis and [[spoiler:Claudandus]]'s final battle is very similar to Simba and Scar's battle from ''Disney/TheLionKing'', except bloodier. Both films came out in the same year, to boot! Though the similarities are most likely unintentional, as the film of ''Felidae'' lifted that scene from the book, which came out years before either film.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Francis and [[spoiler:Claudandus]]'s final battle is very similar to Simba and Scar's battle from ''Disney/TheLionKing'', except bloodier. Both films came out in the same year, to boot! boot. Though the similarities are most likely unintentional, as the film of ''Felidae'' lifted that scene from the book, which came out years before either film.



* LargeHam: Joker, though mostly in the German version.

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* LargeHam: Joker, though mostly more so in the German version.



* MadnessMantra: "HYBRID PLANT EXPERIMENTS!" Dream Gregor raves out this while controlling undead marionette cats. *Shudders*

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* MadnessMantra: "HYBRID PLANT EXPERIMENTS!" Dream Gregor raves out this while controlling undead marionette cats. *Shudders*



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the movie, we never get to see what happens to any of the side characters (it's ''possible'' that Francis's "new friend" is Nhozemptekh, but the character design is slightly different so this is unlikely). The novel subverts this by giving information in the epilogue.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the movie, we never get to see what happens to any of the side characters (it's ''possible'' possible that Francis's "new friend" is Nhozemptekh, but the character design is slightly different so this is unlikely). The novel subverts this by giving information in the epilogue.
19th Jun '16 1:26:55 PM ArchTeryx
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** In this movie, Egyptian cats are essentially a stand-in for "Aryans".

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** In this movie, Egyptian the mysterious Felidae cats are essentially a stand-in for "Aryans".



** Bluebeard complains at one point about a new breed of cats moving in and taking over the neighbourhood.

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** Bluebeard complains at one point about a new breed of cats moving in and taking over the neighbourhood.neighborhood.



* {{Gonk}}: Kong is approximately three times larger than any other cat in the film, has a lower jaw that juts out extremely far, and looks more like a cross between a bear and a buffalo than a cat. His henchmen, Herman and Herman, also qualify to some degree.
** One of the Hermans has crossed eyes. The book explains that both Hermans are Oriental Shorthairs, and crossed eyes used to be fairly common among many Oriental breeds, [[JustifiedTrope justifying]] Herman's appearance.

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* {{Gonk}}: Kong is approximately three times larger than any other cat in the film, has a lower jaw that juts out extremely far, and looks more like a cross between a bear and a buffalo than a cat. His henchmen, Herman Herrmann and Herman, Herrmann, also qualify to some degree.
** One of the Hermans Herrmanns has crossed eyes. The book explains that both Hermans Herrmanns are Oriental Shorthairs, Shorthair mutants, and crossed eyes used to be fairly common among many Oriental breeds, [[JustifiedTrope justifying]] Herman's Herrmann's appearance.



* {{Gorn}}: Some scenes tend to venture into this.

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* {{Gorn}}: Some Relatively rare, but a few scenes tend to venture into this.gallop straight across this line. [[spoiler:Particularly true of Felicity's beheading, Solitare having the kittens gutted out of her, and Claudandus' evisceration by Francis at the end.]]
19th Jun '16 1:20:36 PM ArchTeryx
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* BodyOfBodies: The NightmareSequence Gregor Mendel forms from a massive ammount of dead cats.

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* BodyOfBodies: The NightmareSequence Gregor Mendel forms from amidst a massive ammount mound of dead cats.



* ADegreeInUseless: In the book, Gustav is an egyptologist, can't find a job, and no one wants to buy his books, so he has to write pornography for cheap magazines to make a living. [[spoiler:In later books, he became more successful.]]

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* ADegreeInUseless: In the book, Gustav is an egyptologist, Egyptologist, can't find a job, and no one wants to buy his books, so he has to write pornography for cheap magazines to make a living. [[spoiler:In later books, he became more successful.]]
19th Jun '16 1:19:30 PM ArchTeryx
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* SecretKeeper : [[spoiler: Joker. Who is well aware about the truth behind Preterius and his experiments, that Claudandus is alive, responsible for the murders, the reasons behind 'em and his other identity. He even accepts dying at the hands of Claudandus to keep the secret safe when Francis starts closing in on him.]]

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* SecretKeeper : [[spoiler: Joker. Who is well aware about the truth behind Preterius and his experiments, that Claudandus is alive, responsible for the murders, the reasons behind 'em and his other identity. He even willing accepts dying at the hands teeth of Claudandus to keep the secret safe when Francis starts closing in on him.]]
19th Jun '16 8:40:16 AM ArchTeryx
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* NowItsPersonal: [[spoiler: Claudandus kills Felicity, a completely innocent, crippled cat, just to make the case personal to Francis.]]

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* NowItsPersonal: [[ItsPersonal Now It's Personal]]: [[spoiler: Claudandus kills Felicity, a completely innocent, crippled cat, just to make the case personal to Francis.]]
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