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* PetTheDog: A different hunter killed both Tod's mother and siblings, but kept and raised Tod as a pet.

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* PetTheDog: PetTheDog:
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A different hunter killed both Tod's mother and siblings, but kept and raised Tod as a pet.pet.
** Despite coming across as heartlessly opportunistic for much of the story, Tod has a few moments when he shows something akin to compassion. When he finds a strange fox stuck in a trap, he feels compelled to help, but has no idea how. He still stays with the doomed fox until he senses the hunter approaching. Another time is when he meets his second mate; a male fox is trying to force himself on her and Tod chases him away. Instead of treating the vixen the same way as that male fox, he goes to find food for her and waits for her to calm down and trust him. Only after that's achieved does he mate with her.


* HeroicRROD/VillainousRROD: Tod has a very difficult time escaping two greyhounds, and it's noted at the end of the chapter (nine) that Tod's stamina was never the same again because of it.

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* HeroicRROD/VillainousRROD: HeroicRROD[=/=]VillainousRROD: Tod has a very difficult time escaping two greyhounds, and it's noted at the end of the chapter (nine) that Tod's stamina was never the same again because of it.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Some find that the title characters are too unlikeable to feel too bad about their world being destroyed.


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The animal characters are ''not human'' and don't have human priorities or morals.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The animal characters are ''not human'' and don't have human priorities morals, priorities, or morals.cognition. This can make them come off as evil to some readers, but to others makes them come off as merely alien in their thinking.


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The animal characters are ''not human'' and don't have human priorities or morals.



* EvilVsEvil: All the characters in the story are unsympathetic at best. Especially Tod and Copper.
%%* FragileSpeedster: Greyhounds.

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* EvilVsEvil: All One interpretation of the novel finds all the characters in the story are to be unsympathetic at best. Especially best, in particular Tod and Copper.
%%* * FragileSpeedster: Greyhounds.Tod courses with greyhounds in one of the later chapters. They're fast, so fast he works harder to escape them than he ever has before, but one dog is going so fast it doesn't see a fence and ends up breaking its back on it.



* HeroicRROD/VillainousRROD: Tod has a very difficult time escaping two greyhounds, and it's noted at the end of the chapter (nine) that Tod's stamina was never the same again because of it.



* PyrrhicVillainy: [[spoiler:At the end of the story, the hunter has managed to kill Tod. However, he has to retire in a nursing home and shoot Copper to avoid abandoning the old dog.]]

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* PyrrhicVillainy: PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:At the end of the story, the hunter has managed to kill Tod. However, he has to retire in a nursing home and shoot Copper to avoid abandoning the old dog.]]



* VillainProtagonist: [[EvilVersusEvil Both the eponymous characters Tod and Copper]].
* VillainousRROD: Tod has a very difficult time escaping two greyhounds, and it's noted at the end of the chapter (nine) that Tod's stamina was never the same again because of it.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Some find that the title characters are too unlikeable to feel too bad about their world being destroyed.
* VillainProtagonist: In one interpretation, [[EvilVersusEvil Both both the eponymous characters Tod and Copper]].
* VillainousRROD: Tod has a very difficult time escaping two greyhounds, and it's noted at the end of the chapter (nine) that Tod's stamina was never the same again because of it.
Copper]].


* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:''Both'' of the eponymous characters themselves]]. See DownerEnding.


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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:''Both'' of the eponymous characters themselves]]. See DownerEnding.


* VillainProtagonist: Both the eponymous characters Tod and Copper.

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* VillainProtagonist: [[EvilVersusEvil Both the eponymous characters Tod and Copper.Copper]].


* HeroicRROD: Tod has a very difficult time escaping two greyhounds, and it's noted at the end of the chapter (nine) that Tod's stamina was never the same again because of it.


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* VillainProtagonist: Both the eponymous characters Tod and Copper.
* VillainousRROD: Tod has a very difficult time escaping two greyhounds, and it's noted at the end of the chapter (nine) that Tod's stamina was never the same again because of it.


* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:At the end of the story, the hunter has managed to kill Tod. However, he has to retire in a nursing home and shoot Copper to avoid abandoning the old dog.]]

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* PyrrhicVictory: PyrrhicVillainy: [[spoiler:At the end of the story, the hunter has managed to kill Tod. However, he has to retire in a nursing home and shoot Copper to avoid abandoning the old dog.]]

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* EvilVsEvil: All the characters in the story are unsympathetic at best. Especially Tod and Copper.


A novel written by Daniel P. Mannix and published in 1967. It has a Creator/{{Disney}} [[Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound movie]] very loosely based on it, which is [[AdaptationDisplacement much better known than the book]].

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A novel written by Daniel P. Mannix and published in 1967. It has a Creator/{{Disney}} [[Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound [[WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheHound movie]] very loosely based on it, which is [[AdaptationDisplacement much better known than the book]].

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* HenpeckedHusband: Tod's first mate is an older and more experienced vixen who picks him because as a young fox, he's easier to mold. For the most part she calls the shots and trusts her own experience rather than Tod's, and Tod conforms himself even when he doesn't like her decisions (like her choice of burrow, which proves fatal to their litter).


* AnimalNemesis: Tod to the hunter.

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* AnimalNemesis: The Master and Copper determinedly hunt down Tod for many years due to Tod killing Chief, one of the hunter.Master's younger hounds.



%%* BearTrap
* {{The Berserker}}s: The catch dogs, who in their frenzy will more often go after the hounds than whatever quarry the Master is after. Tod's first mate is also driven temporarily insane by her pregnancy.

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%%* BearTrap
* {{The Berserker}}s: BearTrap: Tod becomes fascinated with bear traps when they first appear and he makes a game out of causing them to snap shut without getting himself caught in them. This becomes more difficult as they become more elaborate, and one time he gets caught in one so badly that when he manages to escape by a miracle, he holes up for days and never goes near them again. His first mate also meets her demise through one.
* TheBerserker:
The catch dogs, who in their frenzy will more often go after the hounds than whatever quarry the Master is after. Tod's first mate is also driven temporarily insane by her pregnancy.


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* BornLucky: Some of the times Tod survives some grisly fate are due to sheer luck rather than foxy cunning.
** After escaping the bear trap, Tod collapses from exhaustion and nearly gets caught by Copper and the Master, but they pass him by completely. Even Tod can't believe in his luck.
** He somehow never gets rabies despite several violent run-ins with infected foxes.
** He only doesn't eat a lard ball containing strychnine because he gets distracted by two mice scurrying by. When he does eat strychnine, it's already passed through many animals, so the effect is lessened, but he's still traumatized.
** A greyhound grabs him and throws him in the air for her teammate to catch, but said teammate is fallen because of making too close a turn while running, so Tod can barely escape.

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* HeroicRROD: Tod has a very difficult time escaping two greyhounds, and it's noted at the end of the chapter (nine) that Tod's stamina was never the same again because of it.


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* TimeSkip: Chapter nine begins with noting that years have passed and Tod's range has changed nearly completely due to urbanization.





* BearTrap

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* %%* BearTrap



* BizarreAlienSenses: From the reader's perspective, Tod and Copper's amazing senses of smell can come across as this. Copper's eyesight is so bad that he seems to consider clear colour vision to be a Bizarre Human Sense.

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* BizarreAlienSenses: BizarreAlienSenses:
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From the reader's perspective, Tod and Copper's amazing senses of smell can come across as this. this.
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Copper's eyesight is so bad that he seems to consider clear colour vision to be a Bizarre Human Sense.



* CunningLikeAFox: Tod engages in a back and forth battle of wits with the hunter, who constantly uses new traps and new hunting methods to try and catch Tod.

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* CunningLikeAFox: CunningLikeAFox:
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Tod engages in a back and forth battle of wits with the hunter, who constantly uses new traps and new hunting methods to try and catch Tod.



* DeathOfAChild:
** A human child ends up [[spoiler:eating the poison the hunter leaves out for foxes]] and dies.
** ''Almost none'' of [[spoiler:Tod's]] pups that he sticks around to raise make it to adulthood. One lone pup possibly survived - at the very least, it drops out of the narrative without explicitly dying.



* DogsAreDumb: Played with. ''Untrained curs'' are dumb - ''hounds'' can smell right through most fox tricks.

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* DogsAreDumb: Played with. ''Untrained curs'' are dumb - dumb-- ''hounds'' can smell right through most fox tricks.



* GreenEyedMonster: Copper, an aging bloodhound-mix who'd fallen out of his master's favour, absolutely hates Chief, a younger dog who is challenging his role as head dog. He's overjoyed when Chief is [[spoiler: killed prematurely]]. As far as the foxes go, Tod's first mate is outright murderous when it comes to territorial boundaries and other vixens (TruthInTelevision).
* GroinAttack: What Chief uses to distract a bear about to kill his master. Foxes will go for the groin if it's available in both battle and hunting.

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* GreenEyedMonster: GreenEyedMonster:
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Copper, an aging bloodhound-mix Bloodhound-mix who'd fallen out of his master's favour, absolutely hates Chief, a younger dog who is challenging his role as head dog. He's overjoyed when Chief is [[spoiler: killed prematurely]].
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As far as the foxes go, Tod's first mate is outright murderous when it comes to territorial boundaries and other vixens (TruthInTelevision).
* GroinAttack: GroinAttack:
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What Chief uses to distract a bear about to kill his master. master.
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Foxes will go for the groin if it's available in both battle and hunting.



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:''Both'' of the eponymous characters themselves. See DownerEnding.]]

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:''Both'' of the eponymous characters themselves.themselves]]. See DownerEnding.]]



* InfantImmortality: Averted. [[spoiler: A human child ends up eating the poison the hunter leaves out for foxes and dies, and ''almost none'' of Tod's pups that he sticks around to raise make it to adulthood. One lone pup possibly survived - at the very least, it drops out of the narrative without explicitly dying.]]



* ProperlyParanoid: Tod, on multiple occasions.

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* ProperlyParanoid: Tod, on multiple occasions.occasions:


** His original mate picks a birthing den that's a single tunnel leading to a single burrow. Tod, having spent his short time as a wild pup in a generations-old fox den with multiple entrances and burrows, thinks it's a death trap. [[spoiler:He's right.]]

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** His original mate picks a birthing den that's a single tunnel leading to a single burrow. Tod, having spent his short time as a wild pup in a generations-old fox den with multiple entrances and burrows, thinks it's a death trap.DeathTrap. [[spoiler:He's right.]]

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