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08:42:33 PM Nov 21st 2013
I came to this trope via a link from the Always Male index. So is it really gender netural, or is it the Spear Counterpart of Beastess and/or Cute Monster Girl?
06:25:32 PM Jul 31st 2010
What exactly is the difference between Beast Man and Petting Zoo People? Their doesn't really seem to be much distinction between the two.

"The beast man (or woman, this is a gender neutral trope) is a human who has several animalistic physical and even behavioral traits. They will have claws (even on the toes), fangs, either heavy hair or actual fur, and the eyes will usually be structurally different or yellow. Also, don't expect them to shave or wax, or have good oral hygiene. "

"The most dramatically anthropomorphic characters, these are people with animal characteristics, often of the 10% variety: the ears and tail of their matching animal. Additional features, such as abilities, claws, and instincts, may apply. "

Seems to say the exact same thing.
06:57:59 AM Aug 1st 2010
edited by Earnest
Petting Zoo People are "of the 10% variety", visually it's purely cosmetic with things like cat ears, but it's always very clean and even cute at times. Whereas the Beast Man can go up to 50%+, is a lot less pretty to look "like a human and an animal feature", comes packaged with animal instincts (aggression, territoriality) and is more closely tied to nature and farther from civilization. Lastly, PZP seem to be themed on specific animals, but the beastman is a mishmash of animal features.

The example sections bear out the difference, there's very little crossover.
12:29:13 PM Apr 3rd 2013
Isn't that Little Bit Beastly?
08:32:06 PM Mar 4th 2010
edited by MrGorilla
Any explanation as to why Beastman really isn't that cool?
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