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Have a similar reputation to lions in many Asian cultures. In Western works, tigers are portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart to lions-- if a lion and a tiger are on opposing sides, the lion will usually be the hero and the tiger will usually be the villain.

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Have a similar reputation to lions in many Asian cultures. In Western works, tigers are portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart to lions-- if a lion and a tiger are on opposing sides, the lion will usually be the hero and the tiger will usually be the villain. \n There is a certain amusing irony at play here, though - a tiger's roar, considered to be much more 'vicious' compared to the lion's deep, booming roar, is often used as a StockSoundEffect to represent ''all'' big cats, including lions!



They are portrayed as SuperPersistentPredator that attacks you unprovoked in stories featuring them, which is not TruthInTelevision. [[note]]Real life cougars are elusive and friendly cats. Exotic pet people who want to keep larger cats tend to choose cougars over actual big cats (lions, tigers, e.t.c.).[[/note]]

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They are portrayed as SuperPersistentPredator that attacks you unprovoked in stories featuring them, which is not entirely TruthInTelevision. [[note]]Real life cougars are quite elusive and friendly cats.cats, but are more likely to be docile when around humans - but not always. Exotic pet people who want to keep larger cats tend to choose cougars over actual big cats (lions, tigers, e.t.c.).[[/note]]


Probably the biggest exception to this trope. Lions are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing. Lions have portrayed positively even when domestic cats (Felis silvestris) in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes. However, as there have been plenty of tyrannical kings throughout history and the due to the lionís KingOfBeasts portrayal in the Western world, the two tropes have been put together at times. This often takes the form of a good king lion and an evil king lion who is a pretender to the throne.

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Probably the biggest exception to this trope. Lions are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing. Lions have portrayed positively even when domestic cats (Felis silvestris) (''Felis silvestris'') in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes. However, as there have been plenty of tyrannical kings throughout history and the due to the lionís KingOfBeasts portrayal in the Western world, the two tropes have been put together at times. This often takes the form of a good king lion and an evil king lion who is a pretender to the throne.



They are portrayed as SuperPersistantPredator that attacks you unprovoked in stories featuring them, which is not TruthInTelevision. [[note]]Real life cougars are elusive and friendly cats. Exotic pet people who want to keep larger cats tend to choose cougars over actual big cats (lions, tigers, e.t.c.).[[/note]]

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They are portrayed as SuperPersistantPredator SuperPersistentPredator that attacks you unprovoked in stories featuring them, which is not TruthInTelevision. [[note]]Real life cougars are elusive and friendly cats. Exotic pet people who want to keep larger cats tend to choose cougars over actual big cats (lions, tigers, e.t.c.).[[/note]]


Are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing. Lions have portrayed positively even when domestic cats (Felis silvestris) in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes. In short, lions are one of the biggest exceptions to this trope. However, as there have been plenty of tyrannical kings throughout history and the due to the lionís KingOfBeasts portrayal in the Western world, the two tropes have been put together at times. This often takes the form of a good king lion and an evil king lion who is a pretender to the throne.

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Are Probably the biggest exception to this trope. Lions are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing. Lions have portrayed positively even when domestic cats (Felis silvestris) in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes. In short, lions are one of the biggest exceptions to this trope. However, as there have been plenty of tyrannical kings throughout history and the due to the lionís KingOfBeasts portrayal in the Western world, the two tropes have been put together at times. This often takes the form of a good king lion and an evil king lion who is a pretender to the throne.


Are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing. Lions have portrayed positively even when domestic cats (Felis silvestris) in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes. In short, lions are one of the biggest exceptions to this trope.
However, as there have been plenty of tyrannical kings throughout history and the due to the lionís KingOfBeasts portrayal in the Western world, the two tropes have been put together at times. This often takes the form of a good king lion and an evil king lion who is a pretender to the throne.

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Are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing. Lions have portrayed positively even when domestic cats (Felis silvestris) in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes. In short, lions are one of the biggest exceptions to this trope.
trope. However, as there have been plenty of tyrannical kings throughout history and the due to the lionís KingOfBeasts portrayal in the Western world, the two tropes have been put together at times. This often takes the form of a good king lion and an evil king lion who is a pretender to the throne.


Are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing. In short, they are one of the primary cultural exceptions to this stereotype. Lions have portrayed positively even when domestic cats/wildcats (Felis silvestris) in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes.

However, as there have been plenty of tyrannical kings throughout history and the due to the lionís KingOfBeasts portrayal in the Western world, the two tropes have been put together at times. This often takes the form of a good king lion and an evil king lion, and the two are often brothers.

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Are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing. In short, they are one of the primary cultural exceptions to this stereotype. Lions have portrayed positively even when domestic cats/wildcats cats (Felis silvestris) in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes.

stakes. In short, lions are one of the biggest exceptions to this trope.
However, as there have been plenty of tyrannical kings throughout history and the due to the lionís KingOfBeasts portrayal in the Western world, the two tropes have been put together at times. This often takes the form of a good king lion and an evil king lion, and lion who is a pretender to the two are often brothers.
throne.



Have a similar reputation to lions in many Asian cultures.

In Western works, tigers are portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart to lions, to the point in some works the tiger is the villain who tries to overthrow the lionís benevolent kingdom.

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Have a similar reputation to lions in many Asian cultures.

cultures. In Western works, tigers are portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart to lions, to lions-- if a lion and a tiger are on opposing sides, the point in some works lion will usually be the hero and the tiger is will usually be the villain who tries to overthrow the lionís benevolent kingdom.
villain.







They are portrayed as a SuperPersistantPredator that attacks you unprovoked in stories featuring them, which is so not TruthInTelevision. [[note]]Real life cougars are elusive and friendly cats. Exotic pet people who want to keep larger cats tend to choose cougars over actual big cats (lions, tigers, e.t.c.).[[/note]]

!!!Wildcats (Including the Domestic Cat)

In European and American culture, often depicted as sinister or at least morally ambiguous, especially when contrasted with dogs and mice. In medieval Europe, cats as a whole were assumed to be demonic, and were thus persecuted. In more recent years, this portrayal tends to vary somewhat. Stereotypically "fancy" breeds like Persians and Siamese cats will often be depicted as evil, while mixed-breed tabby cats are more likely to be good. Kittens are also more likely to be good than adult cats, since they are seen as cute and harmless and therefore innocent. Even works that otherwise subscribe to this trope (i.e. ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'') will often make an exception for kittens.

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\nThey are portrayed as a SuperPersistantPredator that attacks you unprovoked in stories featuring them, which is so not TruthInTelevision. [[note]]Real life cougars are elusive and friendly cats. Exotic pet people who want to keep larger cats tend to choose cougars over actual big cats (lions, tigers, e.t.c.).[[/note]]

!!!Wildcats (Including the Domestic Cat)

!!!Domestic Cats

In European and American culture, often depicted as sinister or at least morally ambiguous, especially when contrasted with dogs and mice. In medieval Europe, cats as a whole were assumed to be demonic, and were thus persecuted. In more recent years, this portrayal tends to vary somewhat. Stereotypically In general, what moral pegging a cat character is given is often [[CatStereotype dependent on its breed or its fur color]].
Persians, [[YellowPeril Siamese cats]], Sphinxes, and other stereotypically
"fancy" breeds like Persians and Siamese cats will often are the ones most likely to be depicted as evil, while villainous, often being shown as evil even by ''cat'' standards. Black cats also tend to be portrayed as evil in fiction, due to the superstition about them bringing bad luck. By contrast, mixed-breed tabby cats cats, especially tabbies, are more likely to be good.good or at least neutral.
Kittens are also more likely to be good than adult cats, since they are seen as cute and harmless and therefore innocent. Even works that otherwise subscribe to this trope (i.e. ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'') will often make an exception for kittens.


!Cats Are Mean Portrayals by Species

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Are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing.

Lions have portrayed positively even when cats/wildcats (Felis silvestris) in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes.

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Are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing. \n\n In short, they are one of the primary cultural exceptions to this stereotype. Lions have portrayed positively even when domestic cats/wildcats (Felis silvestris) in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes.



Sometimes, tigers are portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart to lions, to the point in some works the tiger is the villain who tries to overthrow the lionís benevolent kingdom.

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Sometimes, In Western works, tigers are portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart to lions, to the point in some works the tiger is the villain who tries to overthrow the lionís benevolent kingdom.



Rarely portrayed as villainous, most likely because they do not come off as particularly "threatening" compared to other large cats.



They are portrayed as mean cats that attack you unprovoked in video games featuring them, which is so not TruthInTelevision. [[note]]Real life cougars are elusive and friendly cats. Exotic pet people who want to keep larger cats tend to choose cougars over actual big cats (lions, tigers, e.t.c.).[[/note]]

!!!Wildcats (Including the Domestic Cat

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They are portrayed as mean cats a SuperPersistantPredator that attack attacks you unprovoked in video games stories featuring them, which is so not TruthInTelevision. [[note]]Real life cougars are elusive and friendly cats. Exotic pet people who want to keep larger cats tend to choose cougars over actual big cats (lions, tigers, e.t.c.).[[/note]]

!!!Wildcats (Including the Domestic CatCat)

In European and American culture, often depicted as sinister or at least morally ambiguous, especially when contrasted with dogs and mice. In medieval Europe, cats as a whole were assumed to be demonic, and were thus persecuted. In more recent years, this portrayal tends to vary somewhat. Stereotypically "fancy" breeds like Persians and Siamese cats will often be depicted as evil, while mixed-breed tabby cats are more likely to be good. Kittens are also more likely to be good than adult cats, since they are seen as cute and harmless and therefore innocent. Even works that otherwise subscribe to this trope (i.e. ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'') will often make an exception for kittens.


Traditionally, tigers were portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart to lions, to the point in some works the tiger is the villain who tries to overthrow the lionís benevolent kingdom.

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Traditionally, Sometimes, tigers were are portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart to lions, to the point in some works the tiger is the villain who tries to overthrow the lionís benevolent kingdom.


When the work features a lion and a tiger, the latter is often portrayed as the villain who tries to overthrow the lionís benevolent kingdom.

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When the work features a lion and a tiger, the latter is often Traditionally, tigers were portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart to lions, to the point in some works the tiger is the villain who tries to overthrow the lionís benevolent kingdom.


Often portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterparts to cheetahs.

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Often portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterparts UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart to cheetahs.
a cheetah.

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!Cats Are Mean Portrayals by Species

!!"Big Cats" Pantherinae

!!!Lions

Are often portrayed as heroic because of the whole KingOfBeasts thing in the Western world (Europe first and the Americas later on). The maleís mane contributes greatly to the whole KingOfBeasts thing.

Lions have portrayed positively even when cats/wildcats (Felis silvestris) in Europe have been pegged as demonic familiars to witches and burned to the stakes.

However, as there have been plenty of tyrannical kings throughout history and the due to the lionís KingOfBeasts portrayal in the Western world, the two tropes have been put together at times. This often takes the form of a good king lion and an evil king lion, and the two are often brothers.

!!!Tigers

Have a similar reputation to lions in many Asian cultures.

When the work features a lion and a tiger, the latter is often portrayed as the villain who tries to overthrow the lionís benevolent kingdom.

!!!Leopards

Often portrayed as the UnpleasantAnimalCounterparts to cheetahs.

!!"Small Cats" Felinae

!!!Bobcats

!!!Cheetahs

!!!Cougars/Pumas

They are portrayed as mean cats that attack you unprovoked in video games featuring them, which is so not TruthInTelevision. [[note]]Real life cougars are elusive and friendly cats. Exotic pet people who want to keep larger cats tend to choose cougars over actual big cats (lions, tigers, e.t.c.).[[/note]]

!!!Wildcats (Including the Domestic Cat

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