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Xepscern
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05:43:21 PM Oct 12th 2011
Do the beast tribe Laguz count as this? If nothing else, Gentle Giant Mordecai counts, but Im asking if they're all exampls.
Auxdarastrix
05:47:07 PM Oct 12th 2011
No. This is not about fictional feline races. You want Cat Folk for that. This is about cats that are dramatically bigger than the norm for their Real Life species. Ie: Giant house cats, giant tiger, giant lion...
TwentyOne
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08:46:16 PM Sep 11th 2011
Does a really fat cat count?
Auxdarastrix
09:11:31 PM Sep 11th 2011
Not if the fatness is within the realistically possible norms of its species.
robertfm
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11:41:55 PM Jan 6th 2011
edited by robertfm
(duplicate post, please ignore)
robertfm
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11:40:08 PM Jan 6th 2011
Wasn't there once a hoax picture of a so-called "mutant" cat called Snowball, allegedly born in the grounds of a decommissioned nuclear power plant or something like that? Needless to say, it was a clever bit of Photoshopping, and the observant could notice that the lighting on the cat didn't quite match that on the man "holding" him.

If there's still any trace of this on the web, it should be worth including on the page.
TMR
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05:29:26 PM Oct 31st 2010
Could we change the name of this trope to something more familiar to english speakers i.e. something without the word "neko"?
58.178.40.85
07:36:45 AM Dec 9th 2010
no
zachol
04:04:56 PM Dec 30th 2010
I'm fairly certain that this article was at least originally made because people kept linking "Meganekko" (2 k's) as "Meganeko" (1 k).
gibberingtroper
07:28:52 PM Jul 9th 2011
edited by gibberingtroper
Normally I'd agree with you TMR. Japanese Anime names get used too often on this english language board. It makes articles inaccessible to anyone who isn't a diehard anime fan. But in this case, I'm gonna assume this is a strictly Japanese concept because they like giant things and cute things often in combination and I can't think of nearly enough instances of this in western media to justify the articles existence.

In fact, I was going to ask is this really happens often enough to justify giving it its own article versus just sticking the examples here in the "Attack of the Fifty Foot Whatever" article. But if Japan really has a strong affinity for giant cats, we can keep the article and they can name it.

Sidenote: This would be my worst nightmare given form. I hate cats.
Skyhawk431
09:40:36 AM Sep 17th 2011
I agree completely. All of these unnecessary Japanese titles are giving TV Tropes a very bad reputation as Western Otakus. Japanese titles are fine on tropes that are mainly about Anime, but one look at the examples proves that this isn't one of them.
joeyjojo
01:57:45 AM Jan 22nd 2014
Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Really Big Cats.

Staying exactly what it sounds like is pretty bad considering most user don't speak Japanese.
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