Created By: IAmATropist on September 27, 2013 Last Edited By: IAmATropist on October 1, 2013
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Hide in the Backpack

An animal is carried in a human's backpack.

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A human has befriended a small, animal-like character. Due to its small size (or for safety purposes), the human carries the animal-like chracter in his/her backpack.


Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • In the Pokémon anime, Ash occasionally offers this to help Pokémon without a Poké Ball:
    • In the episode "Pokémon Paparazzi'', this is how Pikachu hides from Todd (a man who is trying to take Pikachu's photograph).
    • In the two-part episode "Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis!", Pikachu hides in Ash's backpack to be protected from geomagnetic disturbances caused by intense solar wind (which only occur once every decade).
    • In the movie "Zoroark: Master of Illusions'', Celebi does this to hide from Grings Kodai, the film's villain.

Films
  • In Gremlins, when Billy leaves home to kill the gremlins that are terrorizing the city, he carries Gizmo with him in his backpack.
  • In Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Sam becomes friends with a living strawberry, nicknames it "Barry", and carries the creature in her backpack in some scenes.
  • In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, human Twilight hides dog Spike in her backpack because animals are not allowed on the high school grounds.

Western Animation
  • Mr. Bogus, as well as his cousin Brattus, often hide in Tommy Anybody's backpack when accompanying him to a place of interest.

Video Games
  • A rare non-human example: Kazooie the Breegull from the Banjo-Kazooie series spends most of her time inside Banjo the Bear's backpack.
  • Another non-human example is Snott, a mucus-like creature sometimes carried in Earthworm Jim's backpack.
  • Subverted with Clank of the Ratchet & Clank series - he just happens to be a robot strapped to Ratchet's back.
  • Similarly subverted with F.L.U.D.D. from Super Mario Sunshine, which is a robot attached Mario's back via a built-in belt.
  • In the Adventure Time video game Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?, Finn carries Jake in his backpack (Jake is feeling lazy).

Literature
  • An Indian and a cowboy that once were toys but were brought to life in The Indian in the Cupboard are brought to school by young Omri in his backpack. The two are almost discovered, but they freeze well enough to be mistaken for figurines.
Community Feedback Replies: 9
  • September 27, 2013
    CaveCat
    Western Animation
    • Mr Bogus, as well as his cousin Brattus, often hide in Tommy Anybody's backpack when accompanying him to a place of interest.
  • September 28, 2013
    FlyingDuckManGenesis
    • A non-human example: Kazooie the Breegull from the Banjo-Kazooie video game series spends most of her time inside Banjo the Bear's backpack.
  • September 29, 2013
    DAN004
    • Subverted with Clank of Ratchet And Clank series - he just happens to be a robot strapped to Ratchet's back.
  • September 29, 2013
    oneuglybunny
    Literature
    • An Indian and a cowboy that once were toys but were brought to life in The Indian In The Cupboard are brought to school by young Omri in his backpack. The two are almost discovered, but they freeze well enough to be mistaken for figurines.
  • September 30, 2013
    RandomSurfer
    • Marvel Comics: Amadeus Cho, the seventh smartest person in the world, is a Teen Genius who for a while carried his pet coyote cub Kirby inside his jacket.
    • In a "Stupid Human Tricks" segment of The Late Show With David Letterman a very thin guy got into a hockey bag, zippered himself in, and his buddy carried him off stage.
  • October 1, 2013
    kjnoren
    Why limit this to just backpacks? I think animals carried in standard bags (not dedicated animal or baby carriers) should be included. Like Paris Hilton's chihuahua.

    Compare Parrot Pet Position, Shoulder Teammate, Head Pet, and Feather Boa Constrictor.
  • October 1, 2013
    oneuglybunny
    ^ Kjonoren has a point: the small, sentient creature often needs to be smuggled somewhere, inconspicuously. A backpack works in most cases, but any other kind of luggage would suffice. If this is the case, then detective Eddie Valiant has to smuggle the wanted Roger Rabbit into The Terminal Station Bar inside his trenchcoat in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. "Is that a rabbit in your pocket, Eddie, or are you just happy to see me?" Dolores quips.
  • October 1, 2013
    nitrokitty
    This sounds like People Sit On Chairs to me. Backpacks are a convenient way to carry stuff around, including, if need be, small animals. Beyond that, this means... what, exactly?
  • October 1, 2013
    DAN004
    ^ as oneuglybunny notes there's a purpose ppl stuffing their pet (or any animal) in their backpack.

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