Playing With / Non-Humans Lack Attributes
aka: Animals Lack Attributes

Basic Trope: Animals do not have genitalia, even when they should.
  • Straight: The animals do not have genitalia.
  • Exaggerated: Despite being very detailed and realistic, they do not have genitalia.
  • Downplayed: In some cases, animals have a few lines to suggest where their genitals are, but it's not detailed.
  • Justified:
    • The animals are some nonexistent species where their genitalia is not normally visible.
    • Or they're some type of animal with genitalia not readily apparent to humans; like reptiles or birds, among many others.
  • Inverted: Everything but the genitals is not shown, or the animals have visible genitalia while humans do not.
  • Subverted: A seemingly naked beastman actually wears a hide-matching loin cloth (like a Wolf Man in a fur speedo)
  • Double Subverted: He only wears them for comfort and doesn't have anything to hide.
  • Parodied: A werewolf transforms and feels the need to urinate. 2 minutes later, he's thoroughly confused because he succeeded.
  • Zig Zagged: Some animals have genitalia, some don't.
  • Averted:
    • The animals have visible genitalia.
    • Animal Genitalia is present, but censored.
  • Enforced: Are you crazy? We can't show animal genitalia on TV!
  • Lampshaded: Alice checks whether a cat is male or female, and Bob asks how on Earth she could tell.
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: "Ew, what's that on its butt?" "Well, real animals have those. This isn't a cartoon."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: There is a gene-maiming virus that threatens to render the ecosystem unable to sustain itself.
  • Reconstructed: Even after the virus is dealt with, they don't actually show animals with genitalia.

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Alternative Title(s): Animals Lack Attributes