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* Some Franchise/{{Pokemon}} may be closer to us than you think. Look up a picture of an Infernape. Now look very closely. What do you notice? (Hint:it's the feet!)

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* Some Franchise/{{Pokemon}} may be closer to us than you think. Look up a picture of an Infernape. Now look very closely. What do you notice? (Hint:it's (Hint: It's the feet!)


* The [[http://themandus.org/ theories]] of Danny Vendramini paint a picture of Neanderthals very much like this trope. According to him, they were brutal, bestial (but intelligent) savages resembling demonic gorillas with catlike vertical pupils more than the reconstructions seen in museums, and they preyed on ''Homo sapiens'' both carnivorously and carnally. However, this is a very fringe theory. Most scientists view it as absurd, and point out that it is mostly based on conjecture, with a lack of any hard evidence for Vendramini's more outlandish claims.

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* The [[http://themandus.org/ theories]] of Danny Vendramini paint a picture of Neanderthals very much like this trope. According to him, they were brutal, bestial (but intelligent) savages resembling demonic gorillas with [[HellishPupils catlike vertical pupils pupils]] more than the reconstructions seen in museums, and they preyed on ''Homo sapiens'' both carnivorously and carnally. However, this is a very fringe theory. Most scientists view it as absurd, and point out that it is mostly based on conjecture, with a lack of any hard evidence for Vendramini's more outlandish claims.

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* In ''Film/TheNeanderthalMan'', the titular monster is a dimwitted, hairy brute who runs around strangling people and animals.


* Myth/{{Greek Mythology}}has the Chromandae, a race of ape-like humanoids who speak a language that is all howls, grunts and screams.

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* Myth/{{Greek Mythology}}has Mythology}} has the Chromandae, a race of ape-like humanoids who speak a language that is all howls, grunts and screams.

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* Myth/{{Greek Mythology}}has the Chromandae, a race of ape-like humanoids who speak a language that is all howls, grunts and screams.

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* In ''Literature/SannikovLand'', there are the hairy and brutish Vampu, stuck at the Palaeolithic stage of development and constantly at war with the more civilized Onkilons who are modern humans.

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** Paranthropus actually did live side by side with ''Homo erectus/ergaster'' for a while, and some think that early humans contributed to their demise. Especially since at that time, humanity was young and curious about everything, seeing how we were globetrotters who used spears and primitive fire use. We may have ate them or ate their food, or burned their trees in an attempt to drive away from predators. It could be that both genera got along and other reasons are what caused the paranthropus to disappear.


* In-universe in the Creator/IsaacAsimov short story, ''The Ugly Little Boy'', the press make out that a Neanderthal boy (which has been brought forward in time) is an "Ape Boy" to sell more newspapers to the ignorant public. Averted by the boy himself, as he is intelligent, learns to speak English and read, and likes playing.
* Played straight by Doris Lessing in ''The Fifth Child''. The titular fifth child born to the Lovatt family is some kind of evolutionary throwback who destroys their domestic bliss.
** Subverted in the sequel, ''Ben in the World'', in which we see the world from Ben's point of view.

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* In-universe in Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/TheUglyLittleBoy": The InUniverse portrayal of Timmie by the Creator/IsaacAsimov short story, ''The Ugly Little Boy'', the press make out that a Neanderthal boy (which has been brought forward in time) is an "Ape Boy" to sell more newspapers is an "ape-boy" to the sensationalize stories told to an ignorant public. Averted AvertedTrope by the boy child himself, as he who is intelligent, learns to speak English and read, read English, and likes playing.
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* Played straight by Doris Lessing in ''The Fifth Child''. The titular fifth child born to the Lovatt family is some kind of evolutionary throwback who destroys their domestic bliss.
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bliss. Subverted in the sequel, ''Ben in the World'', in which we see the world from Ben's point of view.


Named for the art of Creator/FrankFrazetta, Frazetta Man is the generic subhuman native of the LostWorld. He most likely [[MarsNeedsWomen Want Our Women]], and is prepared to pursue them across hundreds of miles of jungle and savanna. He is applied in [[TheHorde hordes]], can [[AlwaysChaoticEvil rarely be reasoned with]], and basically exists to be triumphed over by MightyWhitey so the locals may be properly awed.

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Named for the art of Creator/FrankFrazetta, Frazetta Man is the generic subhuman native of the LostWorld. He most likely [[MarsNeedsWomen Want Our Women]], wants our women]], and is prepared to pursue them across hundreds of miles of jungle and savanna. He is applied in [[TheHorde hordes]], can [[AlwaysChaoticEvil rarely be reasoned with]], and basically exists to be triumphed over by MightyWhitey so the locals may be properly awed.


* This is ''way'' OlderThanTheyThink. The medieval European folkloric image of a "woodwose", a primitive human living in the wilderness where the Christian civilization ends, has many similarities with the Frazetta man. Shaggy hair and beard, big club, naked or near-naked -- it seems that the modern trope has more to do with the medieval woodwose than with any modern ideas from paleontology or anthropology. They were considered, however, not evil -- just the antithesis to everything the civilization of that time stood for: urban life, feudalism, Christian faith and kings' laws. One of the Italian words for woodwose was ''huorco'', which is one theory about where orcs got their name.

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* This is ''way'' OlderThanTheyThink. The medieval European folkloric image of a "woodwose", a primitive human living in the wilderness where the Christian civilization ends, has many similarities with the Frazetta man. Shaggy hair and beard, [[CarryABigStick big club, club]] (which due to its stooped posture, could serve as a cane), naked or near-naked -- it seems that the modern trope has more to do with the medieval woodwose than with any modern ideas from paleontology or anthropology. They were considered, however, not evil -- just the antithesis to everything the civilization of that time stood for: urban life, feudalism, Christian faith and kings' laws. One of the Italian words for woodwose was ''huorco'', which is one theory about where orcs got their name.


* The Trolls in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' are this. A savage horde of primitive beasts who eat everything (including the corpses of their own fallen) in their way and kidnap women and drag them down to their lairs to rape, impregnate and kill them [[ChestBurster in that order]]. Some of them are smart enough to use human weapons and plate armour however, something which disgusts Isidro when he first sees them.

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* The Trolls [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Trolls]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' are this. A savage horde of primitive beasts who eat everything (including the corpses of their own fallen) in their way and kidnap women and drag them down to their lairs to rape, impregnate and kill them [[ChestBurster in that order]]. Some of them are smart enough to use human weapons and plate armour however, something which disgusts Isidro when he first sees them.

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* In all fairness, the paranthropus actually DID fit the physical description of a frazetta man, as a hairy, densely muscled bipedal gorilla -like entity, but existed well before modern humans did, and was believed to have fed largely upon nuts, seeds, and hard fruits, so it was hardly a savage cannibal. Even if it had hypothetically encountered humans, they most likely kept to themselves and avoided humans unless provoked.


More intelligent species of Frazetta Man exist, physically little different but typically adorned in primitive jewelry and using weapons as advanced as swords or axes. Such varieties often function as {{Mooks}} for the local BigBad, and may shade over into [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcish]] or BeastMan territory. Compare KillerGorilla, where non-human apes get a similarly brutal, savage portrayal. DumbDinos is a similar trope applied to dinosaurs in general and DumbDodoBird is a similar trope applying to a specific kind of (avian) dinosaur. DogsAreDumb af MooseAreIdiots are similar tropes applied to domestic dogs and moose respectively. See also PeltsOfTheBarbarian, for when primitive humans wear clothes made of fur instead of simply being covered in hair themselves.

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More intelligent species of Frazetta Man exist, physically little different but typically adorned in primitive jewelry and using weapons as advanced as swords or axes. Such varieties often function as {{Mooks}} for the local BigBad, and may shade over into [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcish]] or BeastMan territory. Compare KillerGorilla, where non-human apes get a similarly brutal, savage portrayal. DumbDinos is a similar trope applied to dinosaurs in general and DumbDodoBird is a similar trope applying to a specific kind of (avian) dinosaur. DogsAreDumb af MooseAreIdiots are similar tropes applied to domestic dogs and moose respectively. See also PeltsOfTheBarbarian, for when primitive humans wear clothes made of fur instead of simply being covered in hair themselves.


More intelligent species of Frazetta Man exist, physically little different but typically adorned in primitive jewelry and using weapons as advanced as swords or axes. Such varieties often function as {{Mooks}} for the local BigBad, and may shade over into [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcish]] or BeastMan territory. Compare KillerGorilla, where non-human apes get a similarly brutal, savage portrayal. DumbDinos is a similar trope applied to dinosaurs. DogsAreDumb af MooseAreIdiots are similar tropes applied to domestic dogs and moose respectively. See also PeltsOfTheBarbarian, for when primitive humans wear clothes made of fur instead of simply being covered in hair themselves.

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More intelligent species of Frazetta Man exist, physically little different but typically adorned in primitive jewelry and using weapons as advanced as swords or axes. Such varieties often function as {{Mooks}} for the local BigBad, and may shade over into [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcish]] or BeastMan territory. Compare KillerGorilla, where non-human apes get a similarly brutal, savage portrayal. DumbDinos is a similar trope applied to dinosaurs.dinosaurs in general and DumbDodoBird is a similar trope applying to a specific kind of (avian) dinosaur. DogsAreDumb af MooseAreIdiots are similar tropes applied to domestic dogs and moose respectively. See also PeltsOfTheBarbarian, for when primitive humans wear clothes made of fur instead of simply being covered in hair themselves.


More intelligent species of Frazetta Man exist, physically little different but typically adorned in primitive jewelry and using weapons as advanced as swords or axes. Such varieties often function as {{Mooks}} for the local BigBad, and may shade over into [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcish]] or BeastMan territory. Compare KillerGorilla, where non-human apes get a similarly brutal, savage portrayal. DumbDinos is a similar trope applied to dinosaurs. DogsAreDumb is a similar trope applied to domestic dogs. See also PeltsOfTheBarbarian, for when primitive humans wear clothes made of fur instead of simply being covered in hair themselves.

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More intelligent species of Frazetta Man exist, physically little different but typically adorned in primitive jewelry and using weapons as advanced as swords or axes. Such varieties often function as {{Mooks}} for the local BigBad, and may shade over into [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcish]] or BeastMan territory. Compare KillerGorilla, where non-human apes get a similarly brutal, savage portrayal. DumbDinos is a similar trope applied to dinosaurs. DogsAreDumb is a af MooseAreIdiots are similar trope tropes applied to domestic dogs.dogs and moose respectively. See also PeltsOfTheBarbarian, for when primitive humans wear clothes made of fur instead of simply being covered in hair themselves.

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