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Anime and Manga
- In the Ginga Densetsu Weed anime, every dog is drawn this way, despite the fact one character is known for biting the testicles off of his enemies. This is sometimes averted in the manga though, as some panels clearly show genitals and anuses.
- Berserk averts this quite horribly with a demon-possessed horse that tries to rape Farnese. Thankfully, it doesn't get to carry out its horrific intentions before being messily decapitated by a pissed off Guts.
- Infamously averted in Naruto, at least with a certain giant armadillo.
- Zig-Zagging Trope in What's Michael and Jarinko Chie: testicles (but nothing else) are shown.
- Totally averted in Gon.
- Mostly played straight, but the anus part of this trope is sometimes averted with Chi from Chi's Sweet Home
- Also averted a lot with Kuroi in the manga, he is shown with a scrotum when seen from behind.
- Played straight in Cat Paradise, despite the rather frequent panels with the cats' butts in full view.
- Averted in My Neighbor Totoro with the Catbus- when HE jumps down from something, the testicles are definitely there.
- In the anime version of The Eccentric Family, tanuki in their animal form are distinctly lacking the attributes that define them in other depictions.
- Zig-Zagging Trope in Axis Powers Hetalia. Animals are usually drawn with anuses, but male animals lack testicles.
- Averted in Pocket Monsters, where Clefairy's penis is shown as a joke a few times (usually involving him peeing).
- Downplayed(?) in Wolf's Rain. The males have a slight flap/bump where their penis would be , but it's nowhere near as big nor does it look like a canine penis. Blue, meanwhile, merely has a stomach bump . Played straight with vulvas, teats, and anuses; though.
- Realistically averted with Junkers, the Scottish terrier, from Junkers Come Here.
Films — Animated
- Averted by volumes in Pom Poko, where the testicles of the tanuki are very prominent, both art- and plotwise — though this is more due to the fact that tanuki having a very large scrotum is an aspect of Japanese folklore than any bizarre decision on part of the director. In the English dub they're called pouches, probably because of the scene where the Tanuki use them to float. But still, they're not fooling anyone...
- Averted in the movie versions of The Plague Dogs The dogs as well as most other animals are drawn anatomically correct.
- Zig-Zagging Trope in Watership Down. Although the dogs are anatomically correct, the bucks are generally not drawn with anything showing no matter how close the camera comes. With dogs, on the other hand, it's quite obvious.
- Truth in Television, male rabbits are very hard to distinguish from female rabbits, the differences in the two sexes' external genitalia are very subtle.
- Extremely applicable for the rats from Ratatouille, as male rats normally have testicles as big as their snouts. When Remy walks upright, his scrotum really ought to have been dragging on the ground.
- Played painfully straight in Dumbo where all of the circus animals even have to rely entirely on Delivery Storks in order for them to have offspring.
- Poor Bruce from Finding Nemo was originally animated with prominent claspers, as would be appropriate for a shark his size. Obviously they didn't make it to the final version.
- This trope also applies to Nemo's teacher, Mr. Ray, in the various shots in which his pelvic fins are visible.
- Zig-Zagging Trope in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, where the titular horse, as well as the Colonel's horse and the cowboys' mounts, sport a visible sheath in many shots. However, Spirit in particular lacks the necessary features to qualify as a stallion, despite the fact he is always referred to as one. And this isn't due to discretion shots either. Whilst the domestic male horses could realistically be geldings, Spirit doesn't have this possibility, making it particularly jarring for anyone familiar with equine anatomy. What's more, as a foal he seems to even lack a sheath, and again, this is not due to the camera angle being discreet.
- Averted in The Triplets of Belleville. Bruno is anatomically correct.
- Shows up in Puss in Boots and the rest of the Shrek franchise where the cats, donkeys, pigs, mice, and other animals don't have the excuse of being rendered in a cartoony style.
- Also shows up with Snowy the dog in the 2012, CGI The Adventures Of Tin Tin movie as he doesn't have the excuse to be rendered in a cartoony style.
- Talking Dog urinates on the metallic hand of a giant gorilla in The Powerpuff Girls Movie but otherwise we see nothing on him we shouldn't.
- From The Lion King Pumbaa that doesn't even have an anus. He can fart nonetheless.
- Averted in Leafie, a Hen into the Wild: The weasel's nipples are shown in all versions of the film, though it's not for a perverted reason. It appears to be there to cement the fact that she is the mother of the baby weasels.
- Downplayed with Home on the Range, where the cows' udders are almost never seen.
- Averted in the New Zealand-Australian animated film "Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale" several male animals' genitals can be seen at various points in the film and the female border collie Jess' mammaries can be seen after she's given birth to a litter of puppies, but played straight for the main character an anthropomorphic border collie named Dog who has no visible genitalia but his anus can be seen a few times.
- In Zootopia, this is played straight in the scene with the nudist animals, as the animals don't have visible anuses or genitalia - but the postures of the animals and the camera angles, not to mention Judy's reactions, are strongly suggesting what the audience is supposed to see there.
Films — Live-Action
- In the 1933, 1938, and 1976 versions of King Kong, Kong had no nipples (nor visible genitalia, but that's Truth in Television about male gorillas, who have very small penises).
- Lassie is a female dog (note the root of the name is Lass not Lad) played by males with their belly hair coiffed very carefully to cover up the naughty bits. This started with the original film Lassie Come Home and has been followed as standard practice through all sequels and reboots.
- Harry and the Hendersons played this one straight. Harry's fur is a bit thicker in that area, but such doesn't really conceal genitalia in hominids.
- In Cats & Dogs, Lou is played by a couple of different beagles. Any scene in which he rolls on his back (particularly if someone is scratching his belly) will be played by a female, who naturally has less in that department. Despite this, Butch's comment on his immaturity is "He's still got his you-know-whats, for cryin' out loud!"
- Shows up in the Scooby-Doo, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield, and Yogi Bear, where they don't have the excuse of being cartoon animals. A deleted scene from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back involving the Scooby Gang averts this.
- A particularly curious example is in Son of the Mask where Otis the dog is partly played by a real dog and partly by horrifying animation. When the dog is real, it obviously has the equipment you would expect but as soon as it puts on the mask and becomes animated the downstairs department is noticeably lacking. This could have been Hand Waved as being an effect of the mask itself, had it not been for the fact that the whole premise of the movie is that a human male impregnates his wife whilst wearing the mask.
- The 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland has the family of bloodhounds. The mother of the puppies has no discernible mammaries, and the father has nothing between his legs with which to create said puppies, even when he flops down on his side in front of the White Queen with his crotch pointed right at the camera.
- In Rise of the Planet of the Apes none of the apes have any genitalia. Chimpanzees have gigantic testicles, it's impossible to censor their parts without it being obvious.
- Noticeable in The Chronicles of Narnia films with the animals.
- Averted with the tiger, Richard Parker in Life of Pi as he is rendered with testicles.
- Mr. Jingles, the mouse from The Green Mile, was portrayed by about 30 different trained mice. Because it's almost impossible to film a male mouse without catching sight of his very large testicles, all of them would've better been called Miss Jingles.
- This trope is invoked in-character in Thief of Time, when Susan takes a paper tube away from Jason and informs the boy that, no, the cardboard animal which the class is constructing is a polite horse.
- Possibly a reference to a 19th century joke campaign to clothe animals: "A nude horse is a rude horse." was their slogan.
- Also from Discworld, the illustrations in The World of Poo include rear views of Widdler the dog and of a rabbit. Both avert this trope by including a visible dot for an anus, which is only to be expected in a book all about what comes out of one.
- Very explicitly averted in Neuropath when Tom's dog rolls over and exposes his genitals. Agent Gerard find it hilarious and says it's so big it should get its own website. Then makes up some domain names. ("www.dog-got-a-bone.com")
- Implied in Ratman's Notebooks, as the narrator claims he can't tell male rats from females despite male rats having very obvious testicles in reality.
Live Action TV
- In the music video to Coldplay's "The Adventure Of A Lifetime" the presumably male apes neither have genitalia nor nipples.
Myths and Religion
- Japanese statues of the tanuki feature the animal with large testicles but a very small or completely lacking penis.
- Most toy animals, especially if they're aimed at younger children, lack gender specific anatomy. This is particularly true of toy horses such as the I Love Ponies range.
- However, models/toys aimed at older children/collectors often subvert this trope. Whilst model horse brands such as Breyer, Bullyland and Schleich played this trope fairly straight in the past, often depriving their stallion models of appropriate anatomy, most newer models, especially since the start of the 21st century, use sculpture models that are completely intact, even adding teats for the mares in the case of Schleich.
- In heraldry, male mammals are normally depicted with a penis if their legs aren't in the way. If the penis is intentionally omitted, the animal is described as "éviré".
- For some reason, this trope is commonly averted on Deviantart, though the attributes are not necessarily in their proper places.
- Enforced in a preposterous way by this page, which seriously claims that covering your pet's anus with a sticker will reduce its homosexual tendencies by 43%.
- Police Force, set in a World of Funny Animals, plays this straight for the most part, as even the animals without pants have no attributes visible.
- Subverted with a tortoise around the bumpers, whose clenched anus can be seen beneath his shell. It's not normally visible from the player's position at the end of the table, however.
- Though the card game Beasty Bar more or less plays this straight, several characters such as the Skunk◊ are depicted with clearly visible anuses.
- The mammary side of this trope is interestingly averted with the animatronic goats on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland Park; this is a very rare case of goats being designed with udders.
- Some dog lover found the Dog's lack of attributes so annoying in Dragon Age: Origins that he made a mod that put a modest sheath between his legs… and was promptly accused of interest for bestiality by the community members. This trope is strong in people's minds.
- The fact that Pokémon lack visible attributes (with exception for Miltank's cow udders, of course) is likely a culmination of its simple visual art style and kid-friendly target audience (and G-Rated Sex). The actual Mons can probably be assumed to still possess their attributes… after all, that Berry fertilizer (made in part from their "well, you know…") has to come from somewhere…
- Bidoof might be an aversion. The male has two extra bumps on the underside of his tail.
- Partial aversion in Final Fantasy XII—no monster has genitalia (or anything we would recognize as it), but a few do seem to have anuses—especially the wolf monsters.
- The wolves in FFXII actually do have female genitalia. Interestingly enough, the giant wolves have a different texture from the regular, and they're noticeably in heat.
- Averted in Knights of the Round. There is a Mad Tiger enemy, which when knocked into the air is revealed to have a sizeable pair of balls.
- Mostly played straight: The other animals in the realistically rendered video game, Red Dead Redemption don't have any genitals or other "attributes," but the cattle, sheep, and horses do (if you look very closely in the sheeps' and horses' case). Also, the cows are shown with udders. Rufus, the Marston's dog, is shown with an anus, but no genitalia.
- Possible partial aversion in Tales of Vesperia. Repede has a very small protrusion between his legs that appears to be a sheath, but no sign of testes or anus. Artwork of Repede's posterior may also suggest this is just a tuft of fur . Other dogs, as well as the monsters, are noticeably lacking in the downstairs attributes.
- None of the animals in Animal Crossing have genitals, despite most being pantless. This is averted, however, with a purchasable tanuki statue the player can buy in-game, which has very prominent testicles. Why the tanuki? Because it's a common trait of the animal in Japanese folklore, where this game was made. The NPC tanuki, Tom Nook, otherwise has no such features and is referred to as a raccoon in the English dub.
- Zig-zagged in Dog's Life. Jake has a noticeable sheath in the intro animation but in the game itself he's bare.
- Amaterasu, the main character of Ōkami, has a spot under her tail that appears to be an anus, averting this trope. However, it gets zigzagged, as she doesn't have any sort of indicator of gender (no vagina or nipples).
- Mr. Tibbs, a cat with a minor role in The Lost Crown, walks with his tail held high in a few scenes where his lack of an anus is apparent.
- Animals in Zoo Tycoon 2 poop regularly, and some even squat or lift their tails to do so. Most (except for hippos) have no sign of an orifice for them to poop with, however.
- In the "Extinct Animals" expansion pack, aurochs cows have visible udders, but no teats.
- In Grand Theft Auto V: Averted with the dogs as they show a penis sheath and the cows because they have udders. The cattle and dogs also have an anus. The other animals don't show any genitalia, anuses, other attributes.
- The dachshund on the Dashshound Bus logo in game also shows a penis sheath.
- In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, horses have visible anuses.
- Fully averted with Toby the dog in Sherlock Holmes:The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
- The pigs in Minecraft have nipples. Also, the cows have udders.
- Averted in The King of Fighters series: Blue Mary's dog has a visible sheath.
- Monster Hunter:
- Subverted with the Gigginox. A cutscene clearly shows one laying eggs out of one of its orifices. Of course, since it's a reptilian hermaphrodite, any sexual organs are not visible.
- Played straight with the mammalian monsters such as the Rajang, Gamuto, and the Congala. None of these creatures have visible nipples, sexual organs, or anuses. The latter is especially jarring with the Congala considering one of it's signature attacks is via farting.
- This is justified with the reptilian monsters in the series (Rathalos, Tigrex, Lagiacrus, etc.). Reptiles generally have their sexual organs inside them and can only be distinguished by close examination.
- Averted by Neko Atsume: the cats have visible buttholes in some positions.
- Averted in Metro 2033. Nosalises have fully visible genital orifices (males seem to have a hemipenis, as only a small hole is visible in the front of their groin), and every mutant has an anus. However, their attributes can only be seen if you're actively looking for them in corpses; you'll be too busy shooting the monsters otherwise.
- The Order of the Stick:
- Lampshaded when the lizardfolk Gannji complains that he shouldn't have to wear a loincloth: he has a "genital sheathe", meaning it isn't visible 99% of the time anyway.
Gannji: I've been walking around without pants this entire time!
- Also played with by the kobold Oracle, who invoked specifically mammalian sexual anatomy to mock Belkar posthumously
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- Lampshaded when the lizardfolk Gannji complains that he shouldn't have to wear a loincloth: he has a "genital sheathe", meaning it isn't visible 99% of the time anyway.
- Arguably subverted in Ozy and Millie where Ozy doesn't wear pants and apparently has nothing, except when the annual Running Gag of him losing all his fur happens, in which case he gets covered up in various ways.
Isolde: Um...Millie: You know, 'cause he has no hair, like a Buddha statue. Why, what did you think I meant?
- Pretty much any time you see an animated animal belonging to a species that would have external genitalia in Real Life, even when they're not anthropomorphized.
- In Code Lyoko, Odd's dog Kiwi is most definitely an aversion, as evidenced by the two lumps between his hind legs.
- In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Also included in Non-Humans Lack Attributes due to civilisation of ponies) attention is constantly inadvertently drawn to their lack of attributes by perpetually raised tails and frequent use of from-behind perspectives.
- The episode "The Best Night Ever" played with this trope. When Spike wants to be let into Rarity's boutique while the ponies are getting ready for the Grand Galloping Gala, she objects by stating they're "getting dressed", to which Applejack immediately points out that they normally don't wear clothes anyway.
- In the episode "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", Rainbow Dash wakes up Fluttershy early so that they aren't too late to get cider. Rainbow Dash pulls down the covers she's holding up over her, causing her to blush and cover her chest with her forelegs, even though she has no visible genitals or mammaries (which would all be at the other end of her torso) (and they're all almost always nude anyway).
- It gets played for laughs again in "Make New Friends But Keep Discord": After the Smooze covers Rarity in slime, Discord uses a vacuum to suck the slime off, removing her dress with it. Rarity's response is to cover herself and slink away, despite the fact that there's nothing to cover. Though Rarity being Rarity, it's easy to believe that she wasn't embarrassed so much about her nudity as being seen without a dress at a high-society event.
- While generally played straight in Samurai Jack, one scene in the final episode required Jack to find milk for a lost baby boy, leading to a few depictions of female animals with visible udders, although his attempts to milk the wild animals were not entirely successful.
- The Oblongs
- Zig-Zagging Trope with the miniature horses in one episode; the horses lack genitals, but they have anuses that look like the letter "x".
- Averted with the dog Scottie, who has both a visible anus and sheath. No testicles are shown, but since he's a dog, he could just be neutered.
- The genital side of this trope is averted with the horses in King of the Hill.
- Averted with Almost Naked Animals. The duck (among others) has nipples.
- Annie/Bigette the goat, a recurring character in The Smurfs has udders.
- Partial aversion in the Sanjay and Craig episode "A Tail of Two Slithers". As the yak leaps over a gate near the end of the episode, his anus can be seen for a couple of frames.
- The cow in the Private Snafu cartoon, "Chow Hound," has udders. This cartoon was made during The '40s, when The Hays Code was in effect. However, since Snafu cartoons are US military training cartoons, The Hays Code didn't have an effect on them.
- Averted in an episode of Being Ian, a seagull's anus is clearly seen before flying away. Bird poop can be seen falling from the top of the screen seconds later.
- The cow who appears at the end of the 1953 Goofy cartoon, "For Whom The Bulls Toil" has udders. This is notable because this cartoon was made when the The Hays Code was in effect.
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
- Played straight with the laser puppies Star summons in "Star Comes to Earth", who have heart symbols under their tails where their butt-holes would go.
- Averted with the goat/pig hybrids kept by the citizens of Mewni in "Diaz Family Vacation", which have visible anuses.
- Kaeloo: Averted in some episodes, where anuses of the Funny Animal cast can be seen.