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* NoNameGiven: The deer have names, but other animals are usually referred by the name of their species.

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* ConstantlyCurious: Bambi is like this when he's little.


* AnAesop: [[spoiler:Faline's brother Gobo]] appears to have been killed by a hunter in the same winter Bambi's mother died only to return some time later as a full grown deer, and it turns out a human family had saved his life. (He was dying of starvation by the time he was taken away.) But as a result, he had lost his fear of humans. [[spoiler:The next time the hunters came to the woods, Gobo was the first to go. This is Felix Salten's commentary on keeping wild animals like deer as pets.]]
* AnimalReligion: The animals believe humans to be some sort of god. Bambi eventually learns from the Great Prince that humans are mortal, and concludes that there must be a power higher than either.

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* AnAesop: [[spoiler:Faline's brother Gobo]] appears to have been killed by a hunter in the same winter Bambi's mother died died, only to return some time later as a full grown deer, and it turns out a human family had saved his life. (He was dying of starvation by the time he was taken away.) But as pity on him and made him a result, he had lost pet. This causes him to lose his fear of humans. [[spoiler:The next time the hunters came to the woods, Gobo was the first to go. This humans, which is Felix Salten's commentary on keeping wild animals like deer as pets.]]
ultimately his undoing.
* AnimalReligion: The animals believe humans to be some sort of god. Bambi eventually learns from the Great Prince that humans are mortal, mortal creatures too, and concludes that there must be a power higher than either.power which governs them both.



* DisappearedDad: As is normal with roe deer, the fathers are not present in their children's lives. [[spoiler:Even Bambi abandons his mate and children by the end]].
* FalseFriend: [[spoiler:Gobo fatally assumes that because he was rescued by a human, they would all be a friend to him. Unafraid and ignoring Bambi's and Faline's urges to flee, he approaches a hunter in the meadow, only to be shot moments later. Gobo, realizing what's happening, tries to run but it is too late.]]

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* DisappearedDad: As is normal with roe deer, the fathers are not present in their children's lives. [[spoiler:Even Even Bambi abandons has become distant from his mate and children by the end]].
end, though he takes a more fatherly role in ''Bambi's Children''.
* FalseFriend: [[spoiler:Gobo fatally [[spoiler:Gobo]] assumes that because he was rescued by a human, they would all be a friend to him. Unafraid and ignoring Bambi's and Faline's urges to flee, he approaches He is killed by a hunter in the meadow, only to be shot moments later. Gobo, realizing what's happening, tries to run but it is too late.]] not long after.



** The animals believe that humans are some kind of gods. Near the end, the Prince [[spoiler:shows Bambi the corpse of a man who was shot by someone. Bambi then realizes that humans aren't all-powerful beings, but mortal creatures like the animals, concluding there must be a power superior to them both.]]

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** The animals believe that humans are some kind of gods.god. Near the end, the Prince [[spoiler:shows Bambi the corpse of a man who was shot by someone. ]] Bambi then realizes that humans aren't all-powerful beings, but mortal creatures like the animals, concluding there must be a power Another superior to them both.]]



* LesCollaborateurs: Marena plays with this trope, frequently expressing longing to live in harmony with humanity, though never at the expense of the other animals. Naturally, [[spoiler:she pairs up with the no-longer-afraid-of-humans Gobo when he comes back, and is soon [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by watching his killing first-hand]].

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* LesCollaborateurs: The doe Marena plays with this trope, frequently expressing longing to believes that humans and deer could live in harmony with humanity, though never at the expense of the other animals. Naturally, [[spoiler:she pairs peace, pairing up with the no-longer-afraid-of-humans Gobo when he comes back, an overconfident young buck who has rescued by humans and is has lost his fear. She soon [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by watching his killing first-hand]].finds out that trying to befriend humans is suicide.



* NoFathersAllowed: Does [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe usually don't know]] who fathered their children. During the breeding season, Bambi becomes head-over-heels for his [[KissingCousins cousin, Faline]] and rarely wants to leave her side. After she becomes pregnant, Bambi finds his interest in Faline quickly waning until he can't stand to be around her anymore and runs off [[spoiler:to live in seclusion]]. This reflects real bucks' behavior, who mate and leave, without helping to raise fawns.
* ParentalNeglect: Subverted. Partway through the book, Bambi's, Faline's, and Gobo's mothers start leaving their children alone for hours on end and get mad at their attachment. To a human's point-of-view, it looks like the mothers act this way. However, this is perfectly normal deer behavior. The mothers are just teaching their children to be independent.

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* NoFathersAllowed: Does [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe usually don't know]] who fathered their children. During the breeding season, Bambi becomes head-over-heels for his [[KissingCousins cousin, Faline]] and rarely wants to leave her side. After she becomes pregnant, Bambi finds his interest in Faline quickly waning until he can't stand to be around her anymore and runs off [[spoiler:to to live in seclusion]]. alone. This reflects real bucks' behavior, who mate and leave, leave without helping to raise fawns.
* ParentalNeglect: Subverted. Partway through the book, Bambi's, Faline's, and Gobo's mothers start leaving their children alone for hours on end and get mad at their attachment.irritated when they try to follow. To a human's point-of-view, it looks like the mothers act this way. However, this is perfectly normal deer behavior. The mothers are just teaching their children to be independent.



* RaisedInCaptivity: [[spoiler:Gobo]] was taken in by humans as a fawn and reared until adulthood. After being let back into the wild, it's clear that he's lost his self-preservation skills. He also thinks that he's friends with all humans, which leads to [[spoiler:his death when he approaches a hunter]].

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* RaisedInCaptivity: [[spoiler:Gobo]] was taken in by humans as a fawn and reared until adulthood. After being let back into the wild, it's clear that he's lost his self-preservation skills. He also thinks that he's friends with all humans, which leads to [[spoiler:his his death when he approaches a hunter]].hunter.



* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: [[spoiler:Gobo]]. When Bambi and Faline reunite with him after long thinking him dead, [[spoiler:Gobo]] explains his absence: During the past winter siege, someone found the injured young [[spoiler:Gobo]], nursed him back to health, and was treated like a member of his family, and released him back into the wild in spring. Now sporting a horsehair braid around his neck, [[spoiler:Gobo]] regards humanity as a personal friend and no longer recognizes the cautionary practices the rest of the forest dwellers use, much to their - and Bambi's - consternation.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: [[spoiler:Gobo]]. When Bambi and Faline reunite with him after long thinking him dead, [[spoiler:Gobo]] explains his absence: During the past winter siege, someone found the injured young [[spoiler:Gobo]], nursed him back to health, and was treated like a member of his family, and released him back into the wild in spring. Now sporting a horsehair braid around his neck, [[spoiler:Gobo]] regards humanity as a personal friend and him, he no longer recognizes the cautionary practices the rest of the forest dwellers use, has his wild wariness and caution around humans, much to their - and Bambi's - consternation.consternation. It doesn't help that his girlfriend Marena believes in peace with humans in a borderline-SuicidalPacifist way -- she ends up sadder but wiser when his foolishness does him in.



** The xenofiction aspect is far more pronounced in the original books than in the Disney film. The deer behave in ways that seem unusual or even cruel to humans, but are normal for deer. The fawns' mothers act snappish towards them after weaning them and begin leaving them alone for long periods of time, in contrast to the film where Bambi is always near his mother. Bambi becomes infatuated with Faline during mating season, but [[spoiler:finds himself distancing himself from her afterwards]].
** One chapter involves sentient leaves.

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** The xenofiction aspect is far more pronounced in the original books than in the Disney film. The deer behave in ways that seem unusual or even cruel to humans, but are normal for deer. The fawns' mothers act snappish towards them after weaning them and begin leaving them alone for long periods of time, in contrast to the film where Bambi is always near his mother. Bambi becomes infatuated with Faline during mating season, but [[spoiler:finds finds himself distancing himself from her afterwards]].
afterwards.
** One chapter involves sentient leaves.autumn leaves. This got a nod in the Disney animated version, where the two falling leaves come down to rest on the ground together.


In 1942 the first book received an AnimatedAdaptation in Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''. Though Disney never animated ''Bambi's Children''[[note]]Walt considered it, though plans never made it past conceptual stages[[/note]], a ComicBookAdaptation was made.

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In 1942 the first book received an AnimatedAdaptation in Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Bambi}}''. Though Disney never animated ''Bambi's Children''[[note]]Walt considered it, though plans never made it past conceptual stages[[/note]], a ComicBookAdaptation was made.


* AnimalReligion: The animals believe humanity to be some sort of god.

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* AnimalReligion: The animals believe humanity humans to be some sort of god.god. Bambi eventually learns from the Great Prince that humans are mortal, and concludes that there must be a power higher than either.



** The animals believe that humans are some kind of gods. Near the end, the Prince [[spoiler:shows Bambi the corpse of a man who was shot by someone. Bambi then realizes that humans aren't all-powerful beings, but mortal creatures like the animals.]]

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** The animals believe that humans are some kind of gods. Near the end, the Prince [[spoiler:shows Bambi the corpse of a man who was shot by someone. Bambi then realizes that humans aren't all-powerful beings, but mortal creatures like the animals.animals, concluding there must be a power superior to them both.]]
** Also, one of Bambi's cousins, Faline's brother Gobo, disappears for a year before returning with a halter around his neck. He says he is now cared for by a human, and that man is not always cruel but can be a friend. The other animals are confused by this, some believing him, others denying it, and Gobo is also reluctant to admit he's now a pet. Later he sees a human in a meadow, and runs to it to show the animals the kindness of his master, [[spoiler:but the other human turns out to be a hunter who kills him.
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* KidsAreCruel: A minor antagonist of ''Bambi's Children'' is an unnamed kid who steals his dad's hunting rifle to poach fawns. The Gamekeeper catches him in the act and sends him off, but he returns later and is about to kill Bambi's son Geno, only for Bambi himself to intervene by ramming the kid behind, sending him running back home in fear and pain.
* KissingCousins: Bambi's mother and Faline's mother (Aunt Ena) are sisters, making the two first cousins. As adults the two pair up.

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* KidsAreCruel: A minor antagonist of ''Bambi's Children'' is an unnamed kid who steals his dad's hunting rifle to poach fawns. The Gamekeeper catches him in the act and sends him off, but he returns later and is about to kill Bambi's son Geno, only for Bambi himself to intervene by ramming the kid from behind, sending him running back home in fear and pain.
* KissingCousins: Bambi's mother and Faline's mother (Aunt Ena) are sisters, making the two first cousins. As adults the two pair up.up and have children.



* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Unlike the movie, the paternity of any of the deer is uncertain. While in the movie, Bambi was explicitly the son of the Great Prince, in the book there is nothing proving that the two are related at all, although they do come to have a father/son relationship. The closest to confirmation given on such things is only an implication that the pair of fawns Bambi meets at the end of the novel are his own.

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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Unlike in the movie, the paternity of any of the deer is uncertain. While in the movie, Bambi was explicitly the son of the Great Prince, in the book there is nothing proving that the two are related at all, although they do come to have a father/son relationship. The closest to confirmation given on such things is only an implication that the pair of fawns Bambi meets at the end of the novel are his own.



* NoFathersAllowed: Does [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe usually don't know]] who fathered their children. During the breeding season, Bambi becomes head-over-heels for his [[KissingCousins cousin, Faline]] and rarely wants to leave her side. After she becomes pregnant, Bambi finds his interest in Faline quickly waning until he can't stand to be around her anymore and runs off [[spoiler:to live in seclusion]].

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* NoFathersAllowed: Does [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe usually don't know]] who fathered their children. During the breeding season, Bambi becomes head-over-heels for his [[KissingCousins cousin, Faline]] and rarely wants to leave her side. After she becomes pregnant, Bambi finds his interest in Faline quickly waning until he can't stand to be around her anymore and runs off [[spoiler:to live in seclusion]]. This reflects real bucks' behavior, who mate and leave, without helping to raise fawns.



* RaisedInCaptivity: [[spoiler:Gobo]] was taken in by humans as a fawn and reared until until adulthood. After being let back into the wild, it's clear that he's lost his self-preservation skills. He also thinks that he's friends with all humans, which leads to [[spoiler:his death when he approaches a hunter]].
* {{Sequel}}: ''Bambi's Children'', which offers perspective flips between the animals and human characters, and is LighterAndSofter than the original book. Mankind is also portrayed in a much more nuanced light, with one of them being a generally benevolent gamekeeper [[note]]whom the animals call "the brown He"[[/note]] who is concerned for the welfare of the animals (even taking in Bambi's daughter and nursing her back to health after she is attacked and injured by a fox) and even fights off a poacher and a cruel kid who stole his fathers rifle to illegally hunt fawns. Perri the Squirrel, who appeared in his own book that was a midquel to Bambi, is also a minor character in ''Bambi's Children''.

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* RaisedInCaptivity: [[spoiler:Gobo]] was taken in by humans as a fawn and reared until until adulthood. After being let back into the wild, it's clear that he's lost his self-preservation skills. He also thinks that he's friends with all humans, which leads to [[spoiler:his death when he approaches a hunter]].
* {{Sequel}}: ''Bambi's Children'', which offers perspective flips between the animals and human characters, and is LighterAndSofter than the original book. Mankind Humankind is also portrayed in a much more nuanced light, with one of them being a generally benevolent gamekeeper [[note]]whom the animals call "the brown He"[[/note]] who is concerned for the welfare of the animals (even taking in Bambi's daughter and nursing her back to health after she is attacked and injured by a fox) and even fights off a poacher and a cruel kid who stole his fathers father's rifle to illegally hunt fawns. Perri the Squirrel, who appeared in his own book that was a midquel to Bambi, is also a minor character in ''Bambi's Children''.

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* NoFathersAllowed: Does [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe usually don't know]] who fathered their children. During the breeding season, Bambi becomes head-over-heels for his [[KissingCousins cousin, Faline]] and rarely wants to leave her side. After she becomes pregnant, Bambi finds his interest in Faline quickly waning until he can't stand to be around her anymore and runs off [[spoiler:to live in seclusion]].

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* LonersAreFreaks: Subverted. [[spoiler:The whole moral of the book is Bambi realizing that, in order to live long and gain wisdom, you have to live alone and learn self-reliance.]]


* RaisedInCaptivity: [[spoiler:Gobo]] was taken in by humans as a fawn and reared until until adulthood. After being let back into the wild, it's clear that he's lost his self-preservation skills. He also thinks that he's friends with all humans, which leads to [[spoiler:his death when he approaches a hunter]].



* SpinOff: ''Perri: The Youth of a Squirrel'' is a story about a red squirrel set during the events of ''Bambi'', and Bambi himself makes a cameo appearance. Perri subsequently appears as a named supporting character in ''Bambi's Children''. Disney made a LiveActionAdaptation of ''Perri'' for their ''True Life Adventures'' series in the 1950's.

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* SpinOff: ''Perri: The Youth of a Squirrel'' ''Literature/PerriTheYouthOfASquirrel'' is a story about a red squirrel set during the events of ''Bambi'', and Bambi himself makes a cameo appearance. Perri subsequently appears as a named supporting character in ''Bambi's Children''. Disney made a LiveActionAdaptation of ''Perri'' for their ''True Life Adventures'' series in the 1950's.

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* GRatedSex: During mating season, Bambi feels the need to always be near his cousin Faline. Eventually his feelings wane but Faline later gives birth to his twins.

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In 1942 the first book received an AnimatedAdaptation in Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''.

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In 1942 the first book received an AnimatedAdaptation in Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''. \n Though Disney never animated ''Bambi's Children''[[note]]Walt considered it, though plans never made it past conceptual stages[[/note]], a ComicBookAdaptation was made.

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* AnimalTalk: All animals understand each other; Bambi can even converse with insects.


''Bambi, a Life in the Woods'' (''Bambi, Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde'') is a classic 1923 novel by Austrian author Felix Salten. It is a ComingOfAgeStory about a roe deer named "Bambi" as he grows up in a forest in Austria. In 1939 it received a sequel in ''Bambi's Children: The Forest of a Family'' (''Bambis Kinder: Eine Familie im Walde'') revolving around Bambi and Faline's offspring, Geno and Gurri.

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''Bambi, a Life in the Woods'' (''Bambi, Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde'') is a classic 1923 novel by Austrian author Felix Salten. It is a ComingOfAgeStory about a roe deer named "Bambi" as he grows up in a forest in Austria.

In 1939 it ''Bambi'' received a sequel in ''Bambi's Children: The Forest of a Family'' (''Bambis Kinder: Eine Familie im Walde'') revolving around Bambi and Faline's offspring, Geno and Gurri.


* WhamEpisode: The chapter where the hunters arrive involves the violent death of several characters, including [[spoiler:Bambi's mother]] (though the film portrays it more dramatically).

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* WhamEpisode: The chapter where the hunters arrive involves the violent death of several characters, including [[spoiler:Bambi's mother]] Bambi's mother (though the film portrays it more dramatically).


* AnAesop: [[spoiler:Faline's brother Gobo]] appears to have been killed by a hunter in the same winter Bambi's mother died only to return some time later as a full grown deer, and it turns out a human family had saved his life. (He was dying of starvation by the time he was taken away.) But as a result he had lost his fear of humans. [[spoiler:The next time the hunters came to the woods, Gobo was the first to go. This is Felix Salten's commentary on keeping wild animals like deer as pets.]]
* AnimalReligion: The animals believe Man to be some sort of god.

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* AnAesop: [[spoiler:Faline's brother Gobo]] appears to have been killed by a hunter in the same winter Bambi's mother died only to return some time later as a full grown deer, and it turns out a human family had saved his life. (He was dying of starvation by the time he was taken away.) But as a result result, he had lost his fear of humans. [[spoiler:The next time the hunters came to the woods, Gobo was the first to go. This is Felix Salten's commentary on keeping wild animals like deer as pets.]]
* AnimalReligion: The animals believe Man humanity to be some sort of god.



* CapitalLettersAreMagic: Humans are referred to as "He" with a captial H. Interestingly, the term used in the movies, "Man", is only used once, and in the summary for the first book rather than in-universe.



* DisabledBadass: Ronno has a lame leg due to being shot in it however is still capable and manages to survive fine in the forest.

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* DisabledBadass: Ronno has a lame leg due to being shot in it however it, but is still capable and manages to survive fine in the forest.



* FalseFriend: [[spoiler:Gobo fatally assumes that because he was rescued by Man, they would all be a friend to him. Unafraid and ignoring Bambi's and Faline's urges to flee, he approaches a hunter in the meadow, only to be shot at moments later. Gobo, realizing what's happening, tries to run but it is too late.]]

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* FalseFriend: [[spoiler:Gobo fatally assumes that because he was rescued by Man, a human, they would all be a friend to him. Unafraid and ignoring Bambi's and Faline's urges to flee, he approaches a hunter in the meadow, only to be shot at moments later. Gobo, realizing what's happening, tries to run but it is too late.]] ]]
* GrumpyOldMan: Nettla fills this role, even referred to as Old Nettla.



** {{Downplayed|Trope}} in ''Bambi's Children''; while the animals are still afraid of man and understand human ways dimly at best, humans are portrayed in a more nuanced light with good and evil individuals.
* KidsAreCruel: A minor antagonist of ''Bambi's Children'' is an unnamed kid who steals his dads hunting rifle to poach fawns. The Gamekeeper catches him in the act and sends him off, but he returns later and is about to kill Bambi's son Geno, only for Bambi himself to intervene by ramming the kid behind, sending him running back home in fear and pain.

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** {{Downplayed|Trope}} in ''Bambi's Children''; while the animals are still afraid of man humans and understand human their ways dimly at best, humans are portrayed in a more nuanced light with good and evil individuals.
* KidsAreCruel: A minor antagonist of ''Bambi's Children'' is an unnamed kid who steals his dads dad's hunting rifle to poach fawns. The Gamekeeper catches him in the act and sends him off, but he returns later and is about to kill Bambi's son Geno, only for Bambi himself to intervene by ramming the kid behind, sending him running back home in fear and pain.



* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Unlike the movie, the paternity of any of the deer is uncertain. While in the movie, Bambi was explicitly to be the son of the Great Prince, in the book there is nothing proving that the two are related at all, although they do come to have a father/son relationship. The closest to confirmation given on such things is only an implication that the pair of fawns Bambi meets at the end of the novel are his own.

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* LesCollaborateurs: Marena plays with this trope, frequently expressing longing to live in harmony with humanity, though never at the expense of the other animals. Naturally, [[spoiler:she pairs up with the no-longer-afraid-of-humans Gobo when he comes back, and is soon [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by watching his killing first-hand]].
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Unlike the movie, the paternity of any of the deer is uncertain. While in the movie, Bambi was explicitly to be the son of the Great Prince, in the book there is nothing proving that the two are related at all, although they do come to have a father/son relationship. The closest to confirmation given on such things is only an implication that the pair of fawns Bambi meets at the end of the novel are his own.



* ParentalNeglect: Subverted. Partway through the book, Bambi's, Faline's, and Gobo's mothers start leaving their children alone for hours on end and get mad at their attachment. To a human's point-of-view it looks like the mothers act this way. However, this is perfectly normal deer behavior. The mothers are just teaching their children to be independent.

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* ParentalNeglect: Subverted. Partway through the book, Bambi's, Faline's, and Gobo's mothers start leaving their children alone for hours on end and get mad at their attachment. To a human's point-of-view point-of-view, it looks like the mothers act this way. However, this is perfectly normal deer behavior. The mothers are just teaching their children to be independent.



** After his mother dies, Bambi is taken in by Old Netta.
** As an adult Bambi develops a father/son relationship with his mentor, the Great Prince.

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** After his mother dies, Bambi is taken in by Old Netta.
Nettla.
** As an adult adult, Bambi develops a father/son relationship with his mentor, the Great Prince.



* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: [[spoiler:Gobo]]. When Bambi and Faline reunite with him after long thinking him dead, [[spoiler:Gobo]] explains his absence: During the past winter siege by Man, Man found the injured young [[spoiler:Gobo]], nursed him back to health and was treated like a member of his family, and released him back into the wild in spring. Now sporting a horsehair braid around his neck, [[spoiler:Gobo]] regards Man as a personal friend and no longer recognizes the cautionary practices the rest of the forest dwellers use, much to their - and Bambi's - consternation.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: [[spoiler:Gobo]]. When Bambi and Faline reunite with him after long thinking him dead, [[spoiler:Gobo]] explains his absence: During the past winter siege by Man, Man siege, someone found the injured young [[spoiler:Gobo]], nursed him back to health health, and was treated like a member of his family, and released him back into the wild in spring. Now sporting a horsehair braid around his neck, [[spoiler:Gobo]] regards Man humanity as a personal friend and no longer recognizes the cautionary practices the rest of the forest dwellers use, much to their - and Bambi's - consternation.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Bambi with Karus and Ronno. Both were friendly to Bambi when he was a juvenile; but when Bambi matures enough to become a rival for does, these two drive him off whenever they see him. After Bambi finally fights and soundly defeats them both, they don't dare come near him anymore. [[note]]According to Bambi, anyway.[[/note]]

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Bambi with Karus and Ronno. Both were friendly to Bambi when he was a juvenile; but when Bambi matures enough to become a rival for does, these two drive him off whenever they see him. After Bambi finally fights and soundly defeats them both, they don't dare come near him anymore. [[note]]According to Bambi, anyway.[[/note]]



** The xenofiction aspect is far more pronounced in the original books than in the Disney film. The deer behave in ways that seem unusual or even cruel to humans, but are normal for deer. The fawns mothers act snappish towards them after weaning them and begin leaving them alone for long periods of time, in contrast to the film where Bambi is always near his mother. Bambi becomes infatuated with Faline during mating season however [[spoiler:finds himself distancing himself from her afterwards]].

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** The xenofiction aspect is far more pronounced in the original books than in the Disney film. The deer behave in ways that seem unusual or even cruel to humans, but are normal for deer. The fawns fawns' mothers act snappish towards them after weaning them and begin leaving them alone for long periods of time, in contrast to the film where Bambi is always near his mother. Bambi becomes infatuated with Faline during mating season however season, but [[spoiler:finds himself distancing himself from her afterwards]].

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