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->''Hulk want hug kitties\\
But they so easy to squish!\\
Hulk live in cruel world''
-->-- ''MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' "[[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]]-Ku" haikus

Aww, isn't this little guy cute? I'm gonna [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe take him home]] [[CuddleBug and hug him and kiss him and squeeze him with all my heart]] and be such a great friend and...

...[[SelfDemonstratingArticle and for some reason he fell asleep]]. [[PleaseWakeUp You OK, little guy?]]

[[HesDeadJim Little guy?]]

Some monsters don't want to kill people; they just want to love them into iddy biddy pieces. No malice is intended, the monster just DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength - but the "pet" is fully aware of the danger. Usually played for laughs, although there are exceptions. Possibly a deconstruction/satire of the GentleGiant.

This trope, like FluffyTheTerrible, GrotesqueCute, EnfanteTerrible, KillerRabbit, and PsychopathicManchild, plays off the conflict between "cute" and "terrifying."

If the monster [[HumansAreCthulhu is a human]], this may be the way they [[FluffyTamer tame Fluffy]]. If not, it is a type of NonMaliciousMonster.

Sadly this is a bit of TruthInTelevision as children often kill small animals by accident in RealLife. This Trope is not to be be confused with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_the_Prevention_of_Calling_Sleeping_Car_Porters_%22George%22 naming conventions of Sleeping Car Porters.]]

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* [[spoiler:The Clawed Man]] in ''GunXSword''. Played very straight, almost for tragedy, and he regrets it every time.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** Parodied. When Ryouga "hears" Akane tell him she loves him (though it was really Shampoo impersonating her) he goes mad with joy and pursues her, intending to give her a big hug. Akane, for her part, thinks he's being mind-controlled (long story) and is absolutely ''horrified'' when she sees him destroy half the landscape pursuing her. Realizing that a hug from him would crush her, she escapes and trades places with [[GenderBender Ranma]], who is resilient enough to be only slightly squished when he [[FoeYay embraces her]].
** Played straight. Ryoga's on the receiving end when he's kidnapped in his piglet form by [[{{Kawaiiko}} Azuza Shiratori]] of the Golden Pair, who steals anything she considers cute (animals and inanimate objects alike) and give them cute French names like Francoise or Charlotte.
** Akane takes P-Chan (Ryoga's pig form) to bed with her. When Ranma decides sneak into bed with her, he learns- a bit too late- that she tosses and turns in her sleep, and gets pummeled. The following dialogue ensues;
--->'''Ranma:''' Does she usually sleep like this?
--->'''Ryoga:''' No, this is a lot calmer than usual.
* ''TransformersEnergon'' has a variation with, of all mechs, Megatron, who didn't realize until his soldier Demolishor pointed it out, that humans actually ''die'' and don't have "sparks" that can be collected after their bodies are destroyed. (Unlike Cybertronians, who have fought the same war with the same people for millions of years, and most death just results in [[MerchandiseDriven a new toy... uh, body]].) Megatron even pauses to think about this, saying "Really?". This doesn't stop him from wanting to blow up the planet later on.
* In ''WolfsRain'', where [[spoiler: Toboe greets the old woman who keeps him as a pet a little too vigorously and breaks her neck.]] A variant, since the affectionate monster doesn't do this to a child, but an old person.
* There was a strip in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' where [[PsychopathicManchild Russia]] asked Latvia why he couldn't stop shaking, and gave him a hug in an attempt to calm him down. Latvia petty much died of fright. He got better.
* In the first episode of ''NyanKoi!'', the main character's LoveInterest (or at least he wants her to be) absolutely adores cats. Unfortunately, she doesn't understand that the cats don't appreciate being hugged so hard by a complete stranger after being lured with food. The local cats are ''terrified'' of her and consider her to be an evil and devious monster. Even more unfortunately, the main character is tasked with stopping her due to his curse (he has to do favors for 100 cats or [[BalefulPolymorph be turned into a cat himself]] because he accidentally broke the statue of a cat deity)
* In an episode of ''Manga/BlackButler'' Finnie reminisces about a pet bird he once had. One day when he tried to pet it...Let's just say that Finnie DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength and leave it at that.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': This seems to be a bit of a problem for newcomer Iris.
** She got shocked by Pikachu when she first met it and CutenessProximity took over.
** Iris smooches Ash's Tepig. Poor thing, as if [[ParentalAbandonment it didn't]] [[DarkAndTroubledPast suffer enough already]].
** Iris has taken fire to the face ''twice'' and electrocutes, and all before the ninth episode! She's not stopping, and we should all fear for the safety of every Pokémon.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', Shizuo's romantic history can effectively be summed up as "[[TheBerserker boy]] meets girl. Boy finds girl in danger. [[HeroWithAnFInGood Boy tries to save or protect girl, but accidentally hospitalizes her in the process.]] Boy and girl never speak again. Repeat until boy is convinced that he's incapable of loving or being loved."
* In one of the later portions of ''Anime/GhostSweeperMikami'', Yokoshima and Hyakume are captured by Ashtaroth's agents. One of these agents, [[BrattyHalfPint Papillio]], has a ridiculous fondness for collecting pets, so into the menagerie Yokoshima and Hyakume go. The problem isn't that they'll get squished or otherwise negligently killed by Papillio...not directly. The problem is her ''other'' pets aren't so nice. Not when they include the likes of KERBEROS.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has Kagura, a super strong alien that kills any cute animal she keeps (like say, a rabbit) by hugging them when she sleeps. (Both Gintoki and Shinpachi were unsure whether to laugh or cry at such a story). Averted later when she gets [[BigFriendlyDog Sadaharu]], who is normally aggressive and deadly, and [[RunningGag has the tendency to bite on anyone's head to draw blood]], but for someone like Kagura, is the perfect pet.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Adult Nel, after saving Ichigo's life, rushes to [[MarshmallowHell give him a hug]]. Ichigo had just been [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown completely]] [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] by one of the Espadas, repeatedly taking hits that would have killed a regular human. He was in a great deal of pain during the hugging as a result.
* {{Mad Scien|tist}}ce teacher Nakamura of ''{{Nichijou}}'' adores her cat Taisho, but has ''no'' idea how to care for a cat, among other things feeding him ramen like it was proper food. Taisho eventually ran away and became [[spoiler:the Shinonomes' cat Sakamoto, though as he himself notes this isn't ''that'' great an improvement other than more reliable feeding]].
* A RunningGag in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' is the protagonist constantly being injured by the affections of [[CuteMonsterGirl Miia the lamia]], who coils her tail around him every time she hugs. During the chapter where {{Lunacy}} drives the UnwantedHarem into a mating frenzy, our hero realizes that if he does go for it, their unrestrained physical strength will ''[[OutWithABang kill him]]''.
* In the Manga/TokyoBabylon OAV's, [[spoiler: a young boy around 10 years old accidentally strangled his younger sister to death while they were playing in the living of their home. He didn't seem to even notice that she was dead, even happily greeting their shell-shocked mother when she walked on the scene.]] [[spoiler: Ten years later... the grown-up boy has become a SerialKiller and the BigBad of the second OAV.]]
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[[folder: Art]]
* In a rare art-related example, Frank Kelly Freas' painting ''The Gulf Between'', which also served as inspiration for Music/{{Queen}}'s ''News of the World'' album, features a giant robot that has inadvertently killed a man by holding him too tightly. In the issue of ''Astounding Science Fiction'' that featured this on the cover, this was accompanied by the caption, "Please... fix it, Daddy?"
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* In ''Hulk: Gray'', the Hulk befriends a rabbit in the desert at one point. "'''Friend.''' Gray, like Hulk..." and it's all very sweet; you don't get to see the soft side of the Hulk often. But what was meant by the Hulk as a playful poke proves fatal to the poor thing, and the Hulk is driven into one of his trademark rages because he doesn't understand why his friend is "wet" (from the blood).
* The Russian does this to one of Ma Gnucci's henchmen in ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' story arc "ComicBook/WelcomeBackFrank".
* Happens on a cosmic scale in Keith Giffen and J.M. [=DeMatteis=]' ''ComicBook/HeroSquared''. After their petty super-squabbles destroy their own universes, Captain Valor and his archenemy Caliginous find themselves stranded in our universe. Quickly he realizes that his "protection" doesn't come without a price here like it did where he came from, and that superheroics and physics don't go so well together here.
* In Vol. 4 of the ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' comics, Shadow, adopted daughter of Casey Jones discovers her boyfriend is leading some kind of terrorist anti-alien group. Upon finding her, he send a little toy robot after her that "just wants to play". The robot chases after her relentlessly and the message is clear that playtime will mean her death, and when both of them fall into a river, he tries to drown her, thinking it's all a fun game.
* This is guaranteed to happen whenever ''LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' gets a pet.
* Subverted in the old newspaper comic version of Batman, in which a DumbMuscle gangster is shown having a PetTheDog moment by giving a kitten a saucer of milk. His affluent boss doesn't like the distraction his henchman's having, so picks up the kitty to pet him... [[spoiler: and [[KickTheDog breaks the poor thing's neck right in front of its owner.]]]]
* In issue 2 of IDW's [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic]] comic, the Mane Six run afoul of a hulking cave troll who wants to add the "pwetty po-nays" to his collection of toys. Rarity manages to distract him by whipping up some decoys out of stone, wood, and moss that the troll finds just as cute as the originals.
* In a ''{{Superman}}'' [[http://superman86to99.tumblr.com/post/78357885493/action-comics-643-july-1989-superman-is-back comic]], an excited Superman hugs JimmyOlsen. Jimmy yelps and tells Perry that if he's going to have a picture taken to hurry because "I think he's crushing my ribs."
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[[folder: Fanworks]]
* In VideoGame/{{Touhou}} fanworks, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Flandre]] [[AxCrazy Scarlet]] and [[EmptyShell Koishi]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Komeiji]] are sometimes depicted as being a little too energetic in their pursuit of cuddles. Poor Okuu gets all bent out of shape and ruffled when Koishi {{glomp}}s her. As for [[PersonOfMassDestruction Flandre]], well, those that she "plays with" down in the Scarlet Devil Mansion's basement frequently end up "broken."
** There is also this [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/408389?tags=ibuki_suika+blood pic]] with Suika and Alice. Poor Alice.
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[[folder: Film - Animated]]
* Darla from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' is notorious amongst the Tank Gang because of this. She innocently killed Nemo's predecessor by shaking his bag too much.
--> '''Darla''': Fishie? FISHIE! Wake! Up! Wake! Up! ''[[FunetikAksent WOAI! ARE! YOU! SLAYPING?!]]''
* ''MonstersVsAliens'':
** B.O.B. enthusiastically hugs Susan's mom, and since he's a BlobMonster, accidentally absorbs her. Susan orders him to spit her out before she suffocates, then apologizes for him. "He's just a hugger."
** Susan goes to her fiancé Derek, and as she is [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever ten times taller than he is]], she very nearly crushes him and almost snaps his head off with a kiss.
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[[folder: Film - Live Action]]
* ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''. His name should give you an idea as to why it was hard for him to properly express physical affection. Though in this case, Edward seems to understand the dangers his hands pose.
* Another TropeMaker was Universal's original ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'' film, in which the childlike monster, while innocently playing with a little girl, gets too enthusiastic and throws her in the river, where she drowns. This was considered so disturbing in the 1930s that the scene was cut right as the Creature is reaching for the girl, skipping to her father carrying her dead body. This made the implications of the scene ''worse''.
* The example from ''Frankenstein'' (1931) was parodied in ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'', when the monster accidentally throws a little girl through the air by sitting down too hard on a see-saw. This time she's safely thrown through a window of her house into her own bed. In an earlier scene, the girl, after throwing all their petals in the well and making their wishes, asks, "What will we throw in now?" Cue the Monster's AsideGlance.
* In ''TommyBoy'', Chris Farley's character at a restaurant demonstrates to a waitress how he ruins a sales pitch, likening it to a pet (represented by a dinner roll) that he crushes with manic love.
* In the ChuckNorris film ''Film/SilentRage'' his partner Charlie tells him about when he was little he had a puppy that when it got dirty he gave it a bath in the toilet and put it in the freezer to dry but he accidentally forgot about it and it froze to death.
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[[folder: Literature]]
* One of the TropeMakers is undoubtedly Lennie [[IronicName Small]], in John Steinbeck's ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''. Lennie was a childlike man who [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength didn't know his own strength]], and so ended up crushing the mice and puppies he tried to pet, and eventually [[spoiler:killed someone by accident]] in much the same way. George was the name of his sidekick (or rather, Lennie is ''his'' sidekick), hence the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and MGM examples are {{Shout Out}}s. There is also the fact that poor Lennie's reaction to being startled is to hold on tightly to whatever he's holding.
* The Howlers from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' are a terrifying race of warriors responsible for the genocide of several other alien races - until our heroes find out that they're all children who believe they're playing a game under the control of the evil Crayak. It gets better. Jake morphs into a Howler and finds out they have a {{hivemind}} and are personally killed off by Crayak to ensure they don't remember death. When Jake gets back from his espionage, he kisses Cassie. This inadvertently throws off the whole killer race thing, as the Howlers now try to kiss everything into total submission. Whoops.
* Averted in Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Literature/ANightInTheLonesomeOctober'', where Snuff's barking at the Experiment Man attracts the Good Doctor's attention. He convinces his creation to put Graymalk down and stop holding her too tight.
* In Mikhail Uspensky's ''Zhikhar's Adventures'' humorous fantasy novels, that's what a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent varkalap]] does to you.
* In the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' Toc the Younger is subjected to a horrifying variant of this. After being captured by the enemy, he's given as a plaything to an insane K'Chain Chemalle Matriarch. Desperate for a child to cling to, the enormous beast promptly began hugging Toc the Younger, crushing and distorting his body... but the magic applied to Toc kept him alive and healing, leaving his body a twisted, pitiful wreck.
* In TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'', the Other, [[AIIsACrapshoot quasi-sentient]] operating system of the titular network, [[FriendToAllChildren loves children]] and seeks them out, but the combination of its [[PsychopathicManchild ignorance of real life]], PsychicPowers, and the [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm horror of its existence]] means that its attempts to "play with them" ends up inadvertently {{Mind Rap|e}}ing them into comas. Oops.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has an {{expy}} of [[CthulhuMythos Shub-Niggurath]] -- [[http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/index.php/Tshup_Aklathep Tshup Aklathep, Infernal Star Toad with A Million Young]]. She shows pictures of them all to anyone she can catch. Until her new friends' [[YourHeadASplode brains implode]] or they kill themselves.
* In Alan Dean Foster's ''{{Spellsinger}}'' volume IV, The Moment of the Magician contain an example where a sentient swamp refuses to let our protagonistsgo because "They are new and interesting". It likes new and interesting. In order to coax it to let them leave, Jon-Tom conjurs up a variety of objects from his own world such as a grandfather clock or a flea circus to entertain it, and eventually it is overcome by...tv commercials.
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* In the original ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' episode "Behold, Eck!", the titular creature is a meek, polite entity who comes from a two-dimensional universe. After he accidentally enters our world through a dimensional rift, Eck unintentionally causes all sorts of havoc until the heroes figure out how to send him home. The script's original title was "The ReluctantMonster," which gives you an idea of the tone the writers were going for.
* In TheNineties {{revival}} of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', an episode involves a man copying his comatose dying son's consciousness into a clunky robot body. When he comes home, he finds the cat has finally stopped being afraid of the robot, because he's petting its "soft" bloody body with his cheap robot claws.
* In the first episode of ''{{QI}}'', Alan Davies jokes about giant anteaters doing this.
* Cameron (''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'') accidentally kills birds in her hand due to a glitch in her mechanical fingers.
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[[folder: Music]]
* JonathanCoulton's song "[[http://www.jonathancoulton.com/wiki/index.php/I_Crush_Everything I Crush Everything]]" casts a giant squid as a ''reformed'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0IXMFvOwPA George-caller]].
* The cover of Music/{{Queen}}'s ''News of the World'' shows a confused, childlike giant robot holding the dead band members, with the implication that it has accidentally killed them. It was adapted from a Frank Kelly Freas illustration mentioned in the "Art" section.
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[[folder: Radio]]
* In ''RevoltingPeople'', DumbMuscle GentleGiant Joshua does this with ''bears''.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* Beasts of Nurgle in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' only want to play with all the friends they meet on the battlefield. However, since they're living embodiments of disease strong enough to crush a man's bones to powder, you can guess how well that goes.
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[[folder: Theatre]]
* In the play ''Rabbit'', set in a TeenageWasteland, [[spoiler: Tib does this to the bunny from the title]].
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* Debilitas from the SurvivalHorror game ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'', the PsychopathicManchild gardener who chases Fiona around the castle because he's mistaken her for one of his dolls and just wants to play with her. Unfortunately, his over-excitement means he'll violently beat her to death in glee if you let him get close, or pick the poor girl up and squeeze her to death in a BearHug while giggling manically. His misunderstood intentions, however, mean he's the only assailant in the game who makes it out alive (in the [[MultipleEndings Good Ending]]). It's implied that he's a cannibal, who, upon accidentally killing Fiona while trying to play with her, does the ''other'' thing that comes naturally, and ''eats'' her. It's not a nice game. Some take the [[NonstandardGameOver gruesome Game Over screen noises]] to mean he's ''raping'' her. Seriously, not a nice game. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids But it's got a puppy in it!]]
* In ''VideoGame/DiscworldII: Mortality Bytes'', Rincewind (played by [[Creator/MontyPython Eric Idle]]) collects a mouse as part of his insane adventure game. As a ShoutOut to Looney Tunes' Abominable Snowman, when you "examine" it in your inventory, Rincewind says, "Mousie! I shall love him and cuddle him and call him George. Or something like that."
* Flandre Scarlet, from VideoGame/TouhouProject, is pretty much the embodiment of this trope. Although pet isn't the word she'd use. More like toy. And yes, her toys break. Constantly.
* The VideoGameRemake of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' for Gamecube introduced a deformed mutant. (It is worth noting that said mutant is a forty-five year old woman with the (damaged) mind of a fourteen year old girl and is ''wearing her mother's face''.) In your first encounter, she doesn't hurt you; she just knocks you out. One of her "diary" entries reads:
--->dunno dadd found mum again\\
whne atachd mommy she moved no more she screaming\\
why? Jst want to b with her
* ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Several examples. Some of the the attacks are rather simplistic.
** It gives us XT-002 Deconstructor, a GiantRobot raid boss in Ulduar ([[RuleOfFunny who does yoga-like exercises while it waits for you to show up]]) who has the voice of a cartoon child and seems to regard the players it smashes into flinders as "toys". XT-002 will smack one target and periodically throw a tantrum, punching the ground and causing a massive earthquake.
--->'''XT-002:''' New toys? For me? I promise I won't break them this time!
** There's Patchwerk from Naxxramas, who "[[HulkSpeak want to play]]". Patchwerk will just smack 2-3 people over and over.
** There's other parts to the XT encounter but it can easily be viewed as it's not him doing those, but his "Father" Mimiron. Mimiron later calls the player out on this, vowing to get revenge for "what you did to the XT-002".
** Both Festergut and Rotface, raid bosses from Icecrown Citadel, are portrayed this way; particularly Rotface, who exclaims loudly on killing a player: "I broked-ed it!"
* The Orz from ''StarControl''. They just want to "come together for *parties*" but apparently they wiped out the Androsynth. ''[[YouDontWantToKnow Don't]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation ask]] [[EldritchAbomination them]] [[BerserkButton about]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim the]] [[ArtificialHuman Androsynth.]]''
* The Rawshocks in ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'' relentlessly chase the protagonist, Harry Mason to give him a hug. As they are freezing cold, this damages Harry, eventually cause him to freeze to death or fall unconscious if he doesn't shake them off quickly enough. The Rawshocks will then caress Harry's cheek.
* Dink in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'', and the clinging vines in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow''. In his LetsPlay of KQV, WebVideo/PawDugan makes direct reference to the {{Trope Namer|s}} when he gets killed by Dink.
* In ''{{Mage}}'', the spaces between galaxies are filled with infinitely large trees that used to be people- purified magical beings that determine the local laws of reality to their whim. Visiting these trees is dangerous- because they like to play with the people who visit them. Play with them until they break. And then fix them and send them back to earth.
* ''LuigisMansion'' has ghosts that hug you... which rapidly drains your health and slows you down until you shake them off.
* Gogron, an orc in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', crushed the skull of his pet rabbit by petting it too hard.
* In ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR]] 2: Project Origin'', Alma repeatedly tries to...[[AttemptedRape embrace]] Beckett. If Beckett doesn't fight off her amorous intentions, she ''will'' kill him by doing so. It is implied that the only reason he survives [[spoiler: getting raped at the endgame]] is because of the Telesthetic Amplifier boosting his PsychicPowers.
* Referenced in the ''VideoGame/KillingFloor'' "Twisted Christmas" update with some of the Scrakefrost's lines.
-->And I will pet him.
-->And I will name him George.
-->And I will '''''carve him up.'''''
* In ''Videogame/JadeEmpire'', there's an ogre named Zhong who worked on a farm, who used to enjoy throwing his master's ox into the air then catching it. When you meet him, he's sad because he missed the catch and the ox landed on its head.
* ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' - in Strong Badia The Free Strong Mad hugs the Cheat tightly while The Cheat gasps for air.
* The [[spoiler:Pyro]] is revealed to be this in his "Meet the Team" video for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
* The yeti stage hazards in ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' attempt to grab Bug and squeeze him like a toy, all the while saying stuff like "Nice Buggy...".
* The description for the corpse of a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin monster]] in ''VideoGame/{{Clonk}}'' is "[[ObliviouslyEvil He only wanted to play..."]]
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[[folder: Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Homnigrits, the parody of [[Literature/HarryPotter Hagrid]], treats the magical creatures he's supposed to take care of something like this.
--> '''Homnigrits:''' I gives 'em food and water and great big hugs. Then after the hugs me mind goes blank like it ain't wantin' to accept somethin' and I move on to me next magical animal.
* [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=253 This strip]] of ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant'' portrays the giant squid from ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' this way.
* The creature in the dark from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a hard time realizing how much earth-shattering damage it can inflict even when it tries to play gently with others.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Sarah [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-06-11 hugging]] Grace's [[ShapeShifter full squirrel form]] is PlayedForLaughs here.
* Equius in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is quite fond of the centaur-cow-butler-thing that raised him, but his attempts to demonstrate his affection tend to [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrengh cause black eyes]], due to his SuperStrength.
* Downplayed in ''{{Sinfest}}'': [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1563 Pooch suggests playing to the birds, who scatter, leaving him bewildered.]]
* SlightlyDamned: [[TheGrimReaper Death]] is actually a pretty nice guy. However, when he gets emotional, he has a pretty powerful hug, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/06/06252005/ as Rhea and Buwaro found out]] (their reaction is on the quotes page).
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* Used in ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', with Sooni and her servant/slave, "Baby Kai-Kai." Usually funny in a CrossesTheLineTwice way, until she crossed the line a third time [[spoiler:and refused to get Kai treatment for a cracked skull until it was almost too late]].
* [[Main/ImageBoards /tg/]] loves this trope -- what with "[[TheJuggernaut The Tarrasque]] is [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5789941/ actually a pretty swell guy]]" and [[TheButcher Carnifex]] who [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Unyuufex only wants to hug]].
* ''SaladFingers'', in a series available on Nitrome.
--> "You got all flat, and gooey... I ''shant'' play with you 'till you have a bath."
* ''Website/SomethingAwful'':
** Shmorky's parody of VideoGame/HomestarRunner (viewable [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/flash-tub/tub-bites-vol.php here]]): "I petted 'The Sheep' too much. Now he don't move no more!"
** It happens again with "Marmalade".
* One of the dumbest customers in ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' killed her goldfish [[http://notalwaysright.com/like-a-fish-out-of-water/6568 by taking it out of the water to pet it. Then went back to the shop, bought a new one and did the same thing]]. Then learned fish don't breath air. Maybe.
* VlogBrothers provides an example where the Green brothers' mother claims that Hank tried to kill John with a hammer, and John tried to hug Hank to death.
* MSFHighForum: Mentioned by the Sphinx who finds Adrian cute, who quotes dialogue from the Looney Tunes version.
* ''GaiaOnline'':
** The 2008 Halloween event features a four-way battle between Humans, Dark Elves, Vampires, and Zombies. The Zombie attacks are attempts to ''hug'' their victims.
** Bludeau the robot was accidentally crushing customers long before the "[[FanNickname Glompies]]" were created. It was a nice little continuity nod when during the non-canon 2008 Prom, the only one brave enough to dance with him was Meredith, the OfficeLady with SuperStrength.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* While being hugged tightly by a girl with Down Syndrome, [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Stewie]] comments "I bet this one had a bunny, but not anymore."
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts:
** The title phrase comes from a short with Hugo the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Abominable Snowman]], a furry giant who would "adopt" fuzzy animals (like Bugs) and nearly smother them with adoration. He would always call his new pet "George" ("I'm gonna love him, and hug him, and pet him, and call him ''George!''") (This is something of a ShoutOut to the [[NotQuiteStarring origin]] of the character, which was Lon Chaney Jr.'s portrayal of Lennie in ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''.)
** One WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes version of this trope occurs in "Hoppy Go Lucky" (1952), in which Sylvester the cat tries to catch Hippety Hopper as a pet for his large, dumb friend ''Bennie''. In a neat twist, Bennie calls ''Sylvester'' "George", even going so far as to utter the immortal line, "[[HypocriticalHumor But I can't say 'Sylvester', George]]."
* A similar type of character also appeared in MGM's cartoons by Creator/TexAvery.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo8HM77q4Is Lonesome Lenny]]'' (1946) is probably the ultimate example of this. "You know, I had a little friend once-- but ''[[PleaseWakeUp he don't move no more!]]''". At which point Screwy Squirrel (the "little friend" in question) pulls a sign saying "Sad ending - Ain't it?" Noticeably, this is the LAST ScrewySquirrel Cartoon chronologically.
** Avery did a series of cartoons with George and Junior, a vaguely bear-like pair closely modeled after George and Lenny. Junior's regular screw-ups required him to bend over for George to kick his ass. This was actually the ''censored'' version. A more controversial version had Junior turning around so that George could ''shoot him in the head''-- [[spoiler: exactly like the ending of the book it was referencing.]] It was presumably changed due to a case of DudeNotFunny.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' does the occasional ShoutOut to this, though they're usually not examples of this trope. The henchrobot Delete is always begging his boss, Hacker, for a bunny "so I can love it, and keep it, and call it George."
* An uncompleted episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' would have featured a giant alien named Squishy, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hugger of Worlds]] and the efforts to stop him from hugging ''Earth'' to death.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** In Cheetah's first appearance, it was implied that Solomon Grundy killed her this way - but then she was shown alive, in hand-cuffs. Earlier in the episode, when [[spoiler:Batman exposed her to the members of her criminal team as the "traitor,"]], she was "given" to Grundy and was shown being dragged out of the room, screaming. However, despite the implied death, the end of the episode featured an ensemble picture of the villains being loaded into a police vehicle, including Cheetah. WordOfGod states this was an accident, the intention was for everybody to assume she had been "petted" to death, but it allowed her to make a few future appearances in various episodes.
** In the episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream Only a Dream]]", Superman is subjected to a [[PersonalHorror nightmare]] where his strength is [[PowerIncontinence out of control]]. His attempt to [[DeadlyHug hug]] [[JimmyOlsen Jimmy]] in joy snaps the kid like a twig.
* Elmyra of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' (pictured above):
** Elmyra loved animals but didn't know how to treat them. She was honestly confused when the adorable animals she meant no harm towards objected to being put in too-small cages, bathed via near-drowning, and other overly-affectionate acts. One of her pets ''falls apart in the sink,'' having been dead already [[PleaseWakeUp unbeknownst to her]]. Hands with carcass go in, empty hands come out as she looks on in confusion. Her bow has the skull of some poor small animal, supposed to be her very first pet, according to forgotten sources.
** In a ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' parody, she is seen looking through a photo album of deceased pets, including a fish that she didn't realize couldn't live out of water, and a horse that [[DrivenToSuicide deliberately jumped off a cliff]]. Said pets end up coming back as zombies to try and get revenge, only to endure more torture from Elmyra.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'':
** One segment featured a giant robot coming to life and innocently harming everyone he meets; he picks up a group of people to hug and crushes them to death, splattering their guts all over himself, then picks up a dog and crushes it when he pets it. When police open fire to try to stop his apparent rampage, he decides to "play" too... and "wins".
** Another ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch features an Elmyra CaptainErsatz who is so cuteness-crazed that she traps a pegasus in a bear trap, ''hacks off his wings'', paints him pink, and [[{{Roots}} whips him until he accepts that his new name is Sunnymuffins]]. Definitely CrossesTheLineTwice. It was made even better when you realize the voice actor for Pegasus is Wayne Brady, and the little girl is voiced by Cree Summers, who also voiced the aforementioned Elmyra and Susie Carmichael from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* The unnamed girl who captures Snoopy and Woodstock (naming Snoopy "Rex") in ''[[{{Peanuts}} Snoopy, Come Home]]''.
* A seemingly kind old woman turns out to be this type in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode, "Gary Come Home." When Gary, the pet snail, runs away from a neglectful Spongebob, he is rescued by the old character. Before he is smothered by attention, he finds the bodies of other pet snails that she's loved to death, or alternatively fattened up with food and affection so that she could eat them. He beats a quick path home.
** While he doesn't actually ''kill'' them, Spongebob himself has this behaviour towards Squidward, Ms. Puff, Gary, and Barnacle Boy.
* Junyer Bear of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes was a classic embodiment of this. In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfU4QHZqswY "A Bear For Punishment"]], Junyer is determined to give dear ol' Dad a memorable Father's Day. At one point, he tried to give his father a shave with a jagged straight razor. A moment later, he tells his mother, "Ma? Pa won't talk to me. I nudged him and I nudged him... he's awfully still." Subverted a moment later [[spoiler: when a tattered arm reaches through the door and yanks Junyer back through it, followed by the sound of Pa beating the crap out of his son. "Pa is all right now, Ma!"]]
* The animated short, [[http://theawesomer.com/terrible-thing-of-alpha-9/14764/ The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Barry mistakes a girl in a cat costume as the ghost of his pet cat Mr. Whiskers and says "I'm sorry Mr. Whiskers I didn't know you couldn't breathe under water" while sobbing.
** Barry once said "Puppies can't fly, or at least mine couldn't" while holding back tears.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' movie, when fighting the superpowered monkeys, Bubbles picks up Cruncha Muncha, the littlest capuchin monkey. She hugs him really tight and starts swinging him around in her arms when, suddenly, he goes limp in her arms, and she begins to cry.
* In "Can You Hear a Drip?" on ''Literature/HarryAndHisBucketFullOfDinosaurs'', Trike falls under the grip of an octopus named Soggy who tells him that he's going to cuddle and love and pet him forever. It later turns out that Soggy was one of Harry's bath toys that came alive in Dino World.
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* Without going into unpleasant details, it is unwise for young children, who may still be prone to tripping and falling, or stomping and smacking things, or picking up small furry things and throwing them, to be in the presence of young, fragile animals. If an animal is small enough to be seriously injured or killed from normal "playful" behavior, keep it away from toddlers.
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