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* Averted with a vengeance in the ''Lost World RPG'' retelling of ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' set in the [[Fanfic/TheBridge Amalgam'verse]]. While the carnivores such as the ''Troodon'' and ''Carnotaurus'' menace the expedition and [=BioSyn=] hunters, the only docile dinosaurs the team meets are all carnivores such as a ''Suchomimus''. The most aggressive non-hybrid dinosaur encountered is a ''Mamenchisaurus'' the team uses to destroy the hunter camp, during which released ''Triceratops'', ''Parasaurolophus'', ''Stegosaurus'', and ''Pachycephalosaurus'' all join in on trampling or attacking anyone they come across in their dash for freedom.
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This trope is not TruthInTelevision for the most part. The most dangerous animals in the world are actually big herbivores; the hippopotamus and the elephant are known to attack and kill humans even without being provoked. In North America, more people are killed by cows each year than by [[BearsAreBadNews bears]], [[CatsAreMean mountain lions]], [[SnakesAreSinister venomous snakes]], [[ThreateningShark sharks]], and [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile alligators]] ''combined''. In other words, just because an animal won't ''eat'' you, doesn't mean it won't ''hurt'' you. Conversely, house cats and dogs (the two species most inclined to be friendly with humans) are inherently carnivorous, while the omnivorous whale shark is never a threat to humans.

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This trope is not TruthInTelevision for the most part. The most dangerous animals in the world are actually big herbivores; the hippopotamus and the elephant are known to attack and kill humans even without being provoked. In North America, more people are killed by cows each year than by [[BearsAreBadNews bears]], [[CatsAreMean mountain lions]], [[SnakesAreSinister venomous snakes]], [[ThreateningShark sharks]], and [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile alligators]] ''combined''. In other words, just because an animal won't ''eat'' you, doesn't mean it won't ''hurt'' you. Conversely, house cats and domesticated dogs (the two species most and cats, both of whom are inclined to be friendly with humans) humans, are inherently carnivorous, while carnivorous. Many omnivores, such as the omnivorous whale shark is shark, are never a threat to humans.



It should be noted that some herbivores ''are'' portrayed as aggressive, dangerous, and evil on a fairly regular basis. [[BrutishBulls Bulls]], [[RhinoRampage rhinoceroses]], [[FullBoarAction boars]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]] are especially prone to this. Another common exception, when herbivores are depicted as dangerous, is if they get involved in an AnimalStampede.

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It should be noted that some Some herbivores ''are'' portrayed as aggressive, dangerous, and evil threats on a fairly regular basis. [[BrutishBulls Bulls]], [[RhinoRampage rhinoceroses]], [[FullBoarAction boars]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]] are especially prone to this. Another common exception, when herbivores are depicted as dangerous, is if they get involved in an AnimalStampede.

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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. The protagonists are omnivorous ants (though they're only shown eating plants), and their allies include predators such as a mantis, a ladybug, and a spider. The villains, by contrast, are herbivorous grasshoppers.


** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', Sarah upsets a ''Stegosaurus'' and barely escapes with her life.

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** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', {{Inverted}} in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' -- Sarah upsets a ''Stegosaurus'' and barely escapes with her life.

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* Inverted in ''Series/{{Dinosapien}}''. The protagonist is an evolved dromaeosaur, while the antagonists are evolved pachycephalosaurs.


* Marina's best friend in ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' is a seahorse (in a setting where all marine predator animals are evil).

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* Marina's best friend in ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' is a seahorse (in a setting where all marine predator animals are evil). It should be noted that in reality, seahorses are predators, albeit of microscopic crustaceans and plankton.


* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}''. The Ghost Leviathan is ''extremely'' aggressive. Turns out, it's a filter-feeder that eats plankton. It's just ''that'' territorial. [[spoiler: Played straight, and [[InterspeciesFriendship literally so]], with the other filter-feeding Leviathan, the Sea Emperor.]]

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}''. The Ghost Leviathan is ''extremely'' aggressive. Turns out, it's a filter-feeder that eats plankton. It's just ''that'' territorial. [[spoiler: Played straight, and [[InterspeciesFriendship literally so]], literally]], with the other filter-feeding Leviathan, the Sea Emperor.]]]]
* Downplayed in ''VideoGame/DontStarve''; beefalo are aggressive during mating season (when their hindquarters turn red), but otherwise passive unless provoked.


It should be noted that some herbivores ''are'' portrayed as aggressive and dangerous more often than others. [[BrutishBulls Bulls]], [[RhinoRampage rhinoceroses]], [[FullBoarAction boars]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]] are especially prone to this. Another common exception, when herbivores are depicted as dangerous, is if they get involved in an AnimalStampede.

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It should be noted that some herbivores ''are'' portrayed as aggressive aggressive, dangerous, and dangerous more often than others.evil on a fairly regular basis. [[BrutishBulls Bulls]], [[RhinoRampage rhinoceroses]], [[FullBoarAction boars]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]] are especially prone to this. Another common exception, when herbivores are depicted as dangerous, is if they get involved in an AnimalStampede.


It should be noted that some herbivores ''are'' portrayed as aggressive and dangerous more often than others. [[BullSeeingRed Bulls]], [[RhinoRampage rhinoceroses]], [[FullBoarAction boars]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]] are especially prone to this. Another common exception, when herbivores are depicted as dangerous, is if they get involved in an AnimalStampede.

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It should be noted that some herbivores ''are'' portrayed as aggressive and dangerous more often than others. [[BullSeeingRed [[BrutishBulls Bulls]], [[RhinoRampage rhinoceroses]], [[FullBoarAction boars]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]] are especially prone to this. Another common exception, when herbivores are depicted as dangerous, is if they get involved in an AnimalStampede.


* Ironically one of the few sizable herbivores to largely be this trope to some degree are gorillas, despite the KillerGorilla image. If not startled, attacked, threatened, or having their children harassed, they largely are docile and ambivalent towards humans and will go about their business. They can still be dangerous if agitated, especially a [[PapaWolf Silverback]] with his children or grandchildren in danger, but a majority of the time they much prefer to bluff-charge and scare a threat away than actually fight. Coincidentally, gorillas are also the most herbivorous of the apes and the meat they do eat mostly amounts to a few insects here and there.

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* Ironically one of the few sizable herbivores to largely be this trope to some degree are gorillas, despite being [[KillerGorilla one of the KillerGorilla image.chief exceptions to it]] in fiction. If not startled, attacked, threatened, or having their children harassed, they largely are docile and ambivalent towards humans and will go about their business. They can still be dangerous if agitated, especially a [[PapaWolf Silverback]] with his children or grandchildren in danger, but a majority of the time they much prefer to bluff-charge and scare a threat away than actually fight. Coincidentally, gorillas are also the most herbivorous of the apes and the meat they do eat mostly amounts to a few insects here and there.


However, certain herbivores ''are'' often portrayed as aggressive and dangerous. [[BullSeeingRed Bulls]], [[RhinoRampage rhinoceroses]], [[FullBoarAction boars]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]] are especially prone to this. Another common exception, when herbivores are depicted as dangerous, is if they get involved in an AnimalStampede.

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However, certain It should be noted that some herbivores ''are'' often portrayed as aggressive and dangerous.dangerous more often than others. [[BullSeeingRed Bulls]], [[RhinoRampage rhinoceroses]], [[FullBoarAction boars]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]] are especially prone to this. Another common exception, when herbivores are depicted as dangerous, is if they get involved in an AnimalStampede.



* Brian Jaques's ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series often shows this. Squirrels (not entirely herbivorous), hares, and other herbivores, and a few omnivores such as badgers, mice, and hedgehogs, are the heroes, where wholly carnivorous species such as weasels, stoats, wild cats, snakes, hawks, ferrets, foxes (actually omnivorous, but still predatory), and the like are the villains. This is rather odd considering the fact that the most prominent species, the mice of Redwall, are omnivores but never eat any meat besides fish. One would reason that they never eat any intelligent creatures, but there has been at least one intelligent talking fish in the series.

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* Brian Jaques's ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series often shows this. Squirrels (not entirely herbivorous), (technically omnivores, but mostly eat plants), hares, and other herbivores, and a few omnivores such as badgers, mice, and hedgehogs, are the heroes, where wholly carnivorous species such as weasels, stoats, wild cats, snakes, hawks, ferrets, foxes (actually omnivorous, but still predatory), and the like are the villains. This is rather odd considering the fact that the most prominent species, the mice of Redwall, are omnivores but never eat any meat besides fish. One would reason that they never eat any intelligent creatures, but there has been at least one intelligent talking fish in the series.


One common exception for the herbivores, when they are portrayed as dangerous in fiction, is when they go on an AnimalStampede.

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One common exception for the herbivores, when they are However, certain herbivores ''are'' often portrayed as dangerous in fiction, is aggressive and dangerous. [[BullSeeingRed Bulls]], [[RhinoRampage rhinoceroses]], [[FullBoarAction boars]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]] are especially prone to this. Another common exception, when herbivores are depicted as dangerous, is if they go on get involved in an AnimalStampede.
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Goes hand-in-hand with and opposite of PredatorsAreMean. Often associated with CarnivoreConfusion. Subtrope to GoodAnimalsEvilAnimals and AlwaysLawfulGood.

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Goes hand-in-hand with and opposite of PredatorsAreMean. Inverted with XenophobicHerbivore. Often associated with CarnivoreConfusion. Subtrope to GoodAnimalsEvilAnimals and AlwaysLawfulGood.


** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', Sarah upsets an ''Ankylosaurus'' and barely escapes with her life.

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** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', Sarah upsets an ''Ankylosaurus'' a ''Stegosaurus'' and barely escapes with her life.

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