Created By: rt2012 on April 5, 2012
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Idiotic Animal Lover

An animal lover who doesn't realize how dangerous some creatures are

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Some people love animals so much that they forget to use their brains, or what little there is of them. Newsflash: things with sharp teeth, stingers, etc. should not be fooled with! (will expand on description later)

Examples:

  • Leela from Futurama, whose love of all creatures frequently puts her crew members at risk. "Aww, it's so cuuuutee!" Famous last words.
  • Hagrid from Harry Potter. The more hideous and dangerous a magical creature is, the more he loves it. He also frequently insists that such creatures aren't dangerous, just "misunderstood".
  • Radical environmentalists Nick and Sarah from the second Jurassic Park film. Sarah in particular - bringing a wounded baby T-Rex into a trailer, knowing there's probably a very pissed off Mama Bear and Papa Wolf out there? What an Idiot.
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  • April 5, 2012
    animeg3282
    I have to admit I thought of Grizzly Man 's Timothy Treadwell. In the film, he's depicted as a man who anthropomorphizes bears and believes that only he can protect them. This does not end well.
  • April 5, 2012
    kjnoren
    Played with in the short story Last Rights by Mercedes Lackey. The three members of Persons In Defense of Animo-beings trying to free several Dino Saurians (patent pending) cheerfully disregard the signs about dangerous animals.
  • April 5, 2012
    WackyMeetsPractical
    Somewhat related to Fluffy Tamer, at least Hagrid qualifies as one.
  • April 5, 2012
    TrustBen
    Could overlap with Animal Wrongs Group, as in the Jurassic Park example.
  • April 5, 2012
    lebrel
    Mama Bear and Papa Wolf are types of people, not animals. I think you are looking for Monster Is A Mommy.
  • April 5, 2012
    McKathlin
    If such a character underestimates how dangerous these animals are because of his own talent for handling them, he's a Fluffy Tamer.
  • April 5, 2012
    Raso

    a good image for this
  • April 5, 2012
    sigh824
    Video Game: Hitomi is probably this, considering she attacks the guy who saved her from a dinosaur.
  • April 5, 2012
    lebrel
    ^^ A very questionable example at best. Kobushi loves animal tails and pulling on same. I don't think she's really an animal lover as such. She's apparently aware of and willing to accept the injuries resulting from this fetish, so she's not expecting the animals to love her back the way most of thee characters do.
  • April 5, 2012
    randomsurfer
    Elmyra from Tiny Toon Adventures never met an aminal she didn't love, including many wild dangerous animals.
  • April 5, 2012
    JohnDiFool
    Real Life: There was a guy who went to Alaska to commune with the bears, but one of them attacked and ate him.
  • April 5, 2012
    nitrokitty
    ^ That was Timothy Treadwell, the guy mentioned in the first reply.

    • Momo from Breath Of Fire III sometimes starts going into how all the horrible monsters that are about to tear your face off are "cute".
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