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09:04:37 AM Sep 5th 2014
Would anyone object to this image?

09:08:47 AM Sep 5th 2014
Seems like it could work, although it's only so-so on the "messy" aspect.
03:09:29 PM Jan 11th 2012
I've recently purged the following example from the trope's page, because they were either One Word Examples, or they didn't depict messy pigs.

If you feel that an example should belong on the trope's page, please elaborate in its description, how it is about messy pigs.

Here's what I purged: (note: texts in bold are my commentary)

Anime and Manga
  • Ryouga Hibiki of Ranma turns into a pig, and his more or less official love interest Akari Unryuu raises sumo pigs—though in both cases they're very clean pigs who only make messes through applied violence. They're neither messy pigs, nor overtly tidy, thus not this trope

  • The insinuation behind the "Energy Hogs" series of electricity-conservation commercials. What is this insinuation? I haven't seen the commercials


  • Squealer and Napoleon from Animal Farm. Were they messy?
    • Of note: Contrarily to popular belief, both Old Major (Marx/Lenin) and Snowball (Trotsky) are actually depicted in quite a positive light, and both are true believers of the animals' cause (Orwell himself was actually a socialist). Napoleon and Squealer are straight examples of evil pigs, Napoleon as the dictator (Stalin) and Squealer as his Minister of Propaganda.
  • The dead pig from Lord of the Flies. Was it messy when it was alive?
  • The Roald Dahl story "Pig" about a young pig who moves to the city...and gets his throat slit and slaughtered for food. It's not this trope
  • Blandings Castle: The Empress of Blandings, and her rival, Pride of Matchingham. Were they messy?
  • Toot & Puddle - and their niece, Opal. Were they messy?
  • Wibbly Pig and his friends. Were they messy?
  • Pig from Kipper Was it messy?

Live-Action TV
  • Pudgy Pig, pig monster from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Was it messy?
  • Doctor Who has used pigs for both good and evil: in The Talons of Weng-Chiang, the Peking Homunculus was a murderous midget robot made from the cerebral cortex of a pig and several spoonfuls of High Octane Nightmare Fuel. The show has also had one genetically modified pig from "Aliens of London," which it wasn't bad, just scared. And in "Daleks of Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks", the titular aliens create human-pig hybrid slaves. That's not this trope

  • Pink Floyd's "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" (partially inspired by Animal Farm, above), comparing pigs to the manipulative people atop the social ladder. The album cover has an inflatable pig floating on a power plant, and the band and its former leader Roger Waters use more of those balloons in their tours. No messy pigs, not this trope

Video Games
  • Ganon, though his taint is more mental and spiritual than it is physical. That's too much of a stretch, methinks
  • The Evil Pigs from the Tomba! series. The second game reveals that there are good pigs as well. But were they messy?
  • The Tom-Tom Gang from the Blinx series. Were they messy?
  • The pigs from Angry Birds. Were they messy?

Western Animation
P.S.: I've also purged examples of "pigs are gluttonous", "pigs are lecherous" and "bodies fed to pigs by criminals". I YKTTW'd them as three new tropes.

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