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** There's Seacatch himself, who in addition to having to scare off challengers to his position, sends a few growls his son's way as well.


** During his first encounter with seal hunters, Kotick yells for them to stop. The hunters, having apparently never seen a white fur seal before, think it's the ghost of all the seals they slaughtered thus far coming for revenge and promptly flee in terror.


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* The animated short film of Kipling's ''The White Seal'' has the aformentioned AsskickingEqualsAuthority moment. In addition, there's also Kotick's response to witnessing his fellow seals falling victim to human seal hunters where, out of fear and desperation, he yells for them to stop. The hunters, having apparently never seen a white fur seal before and thinking it's the ghost of all the seals they've slaughtered thus far coming back for revenge, promptly drop what they're doing and flee in terror, with an emboldened Kotick chasing them all the way to their boats.

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** Despite this, quite a few camera-happy tourists unfamiliar with the seals' habits and fooled by their cumbersome appearance on land often find themselves promptly disavowed of that notion when they get too close for a photo.


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* On the other hand, sea lions, which are often seen as (and usually are) playful and puppy-like have been known to attack and maul humans, especially people who have gotten too close to their pups and/or territory. This usually is a result of one or more persons trying to pet or take a picture with them, although unprovoked attacks have happened as well.


* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'': Subverted in ''The White Seal'' by Kotick, an albino seal who lives in the Aleutian Islands and makes it his quest in life to find a home where the seals won't be victims of the fur trade. He comes to tell the other seals he found such a place... and when they refuse to listen to him, ''beats the shit out of everyone'' until they agree to follow him.

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* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'': Subverted in ''The White Seal'' by Kotick, an affable albino fur seal who lives in the Aleutian Islands and makes it his quest in life to find a home where the his fellow seals won't be victims of the fur trade. He comes to tell the other seals he found such a place... and when they refuse to listen to him, ''beats the shit out of everyone'' until they agree to follow him.


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** During his first encounter with seal hunters, Kotick yells for them to stop. The hunters, having apparently never seen a white fur seal before, think it's the ghost of all the seals they slaughtered thus far coming for revenge and promptly flee in terror.


** Probably helps that he's the son of Seacatch, his herd's beachmaster, and as such, AssKickingEqualsAuthority runs in the family.

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** Probably helps that he's the son of Seacatch, his herd's beachmaster, and as such, AssKickingEqualsAuthority AsskickingEqualsAuthority runs in the family.

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** Probably helps that he's the son of Seacatch, his herd's beachmaster, and as such, AssKickingEqualsAuthority runs in the family.


* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'', there is a seal who tries to eat the main protagonist.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'', there is a seal who tries are several instances where various leopard seals attempt to eat the main protagonist. protagonist, Hubie. The [[https://youtu.be/HXvjmKWPRYY?t=89 first time]], which provides the trope image above, Hubie narrowly escaping the predator after a chunk of ice gets lodged in its mouth. Later in the film, Hubie and his friend Rocko end up waking up another seal and again, narrowly escaping with their lives. There's one final encounter the duo with a leopard seal atop a submarine, only this time, [[TakenALevelInBadass Hubie has mastered martial arts]] from Rocko, allowing him to [[TheDogBitesBack fight back.]]



* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'': Subverted in ''The White Seal'' by Kotick, an albino seal who lives in the Aleutian Islands and makes it his quest in life to find a home where the seals won't be victims of the fur trade. He comes to tell the other seals he found such a place... and when they refuse to listen to him, ''beats the shit out of every one'' until they agree to follow him.

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* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'': Subverted in ''The White Seal'' by Kotick, an albino seal who lives in the Aleutian Islands and makes it his quest in life to find a home where the seals won't be victims of the fur trade. He comes to tell the other seals he found such a place... and when they refuse to listen to him, ''beats the shit out of every one'' everyone'' until they agree to follow him.



* ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'': Thaddeus from the DLC story operation ''Toby's Friendship Raid'' is a fat rich anthropomorphic leopard seal alien in a suit. With the use of his stolen factory ship convoy, he plans to build a mech army that will help him take over Solus. While he talks and acts like a pompous entitled upper-class nerd, he nonetheless looks menacing and is just as dangerous. He does however become [[spoiler: much evil looking in the 10th playthrough of the operation wherein he decides to use the alias he uses as a blackmarket kingpin, The Lorrian.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'': Thaddeus from the DLC story operation ''Toby's Friendship Raid'' is a fat fat, rich anthropomorphic leopard seal alien in a suit. With the use of his stolen factory ship convoy, he plans to build a mech army that will help him take over Solus. While he talks and acts like a pompous entitled upper-class nerd, he nonetheless looks menacing and is just as dangerous. He does however does, however, become [[spoiler: much evil looking evil-looking in the 10th playthrough of the operation wherein he decides to use the alias he uses as a blackmarket black-market kingpin, The Lorrian.]]



* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelagiarctos Pelagiarctos]]'', an extinct relative of the walrus, was a macropredator, specialised to hunting prey as large as other pinnipeds.

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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelagiarctos Pelagiarctos]]'', an extinct relative of the walrus, was a macropredator, specialised specialized to hunting prey as large as other pinnipeds.



* Although there is at least one instance of a leopard seal killing a human, they actually tend to subvert this trope when meeting humans. There have been a few stories of divers coming face-to-face with a leopard seal, only for it to react with curiosity, or even playfulness. One such encounter resulted in the seal offering dead penguins to the diver thinking that he was starving and needed food.

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* Although there is at least one instance of a leopard seal killing a human, they actually tend to subvert this trope when meeting humans. There have been a few stories of divers coming face-to-face with a leopard seal, only for it to react with curiosity, curiosity or even playfulness. One such encounter encounter, documented by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen (see page quote above), resulted in the seal offering dead penguins [[https://pmdvod.nationalgeographic.com/NG_Video_DEV/974/375/ngm-nicklen-leopard-seals-btp_480x360.jpg dead]] [[https://cdn.roaring.earth/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CATERS_Friendly_Leopard_Seal_06.jpg penguins]] to the diver him thinking that he was starving and needed food.


* ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'': Martin and Coach the sea otter have a close call with a Steller's sea lion, a major predator of sea otters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'': ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'':
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Martin and Coach the sea otter have a close call with a Steller's sea lion, a major predator of sea otters.otters.
** The first penguin-themed episode also features the penguins' major natural predator, the leopard seal.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'': Played with in the episode, "Tamper-Proof Seal", where the Commvee becomes blocked by a group of northern fur seals and their aggressive beachmaster, because the Commvee happened to be parked on the seals' breeding ground. [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Eliza]] has to negotiate with the beachmaster by offering his group plenty of fish to eat.


[[caption-width-right:350:This penguin is [[OhCrap pretty damn sure]] that his fate is [[IncrediblyLamePun sealed]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:This penguin is [[OhCrap pretty damn sure]] that his fate is [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} sealed]].]]



This trope mostly applies to large, stereotypically aggressive seal species such as leopard seals and elephant seals. Small ones, such as the harbor seal and the harp seal, are much more likely to be portrayed as {{Sweet Seal}}s. If a small seal ''does'' act evil or aggressive in fiction, it's a case of KillerRabbit. There's some aspects of WhatMeasureIsANonCute involved here too; generally the larger seals that prey on penguins and other seals are portrayed more negatively in fiction than the smaller ones that mostly eat fish.

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This trope mostly applies to large, stereotypically aggressive seal species such as leopard seals and elephant seals. Small ones, such as the harbor seal and the harp seal, are much more likely to be portrayed as {{Sweet Seal}}s. If a small seal ''does'' act evil or aggressive in fiction, it's a case of KillerRabbit. There's some aspects of WhatMeasureIsANonCute involved here too; generally generally, the larger seals that prey on penguins and other seals are portrayed more negatively in fiction than the smaller ones that mostly eat fish.

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** The setting's take on {{selkies|AndWereseals}}, in their [[ShapeshifterDefaultForm natural]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting form]], look like vaguely humanoid leopard seals, complete with a vicious array of teeth. And while ''some'' are friendly enough when they're not [[ConsummateLiar snowing you]], some would as soon [[ImAHumanitarian eat]] a {{player character}} as look at one.


* In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comic, the Penguin attempts to feed Batman to a huge leopard seal he keeps in his nightclub. The Penguin later says he never considered it a serious DeathTrap, and he fully expected him to escape, but he wanted to see Batman sweat for a bit.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': In one ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comic, the Penguin attempts to feed Batman to a huge leopard seal he keeps in his nightclub. The Penguin later says he never considered it a serious DeathTrap, and he fully expected him to escape, but he wanted to see Batman sweat for a bit.



* One of the pirates in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'' is an elephant seal named Flynn. He's more of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} than a truly threatening villain, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'': One of the pirates in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'' is an elephant seal named Flynn. He's more of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} than a truly threatening villain, though.



* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'': Subverted in ''The White Seal'' by Kotick, an albino seal who lives in the Aleutian Islands and makes it his quest in life to find a home where the seals won't be victims of the fur trade. He comes to tell the other seals he found such a place... and when they refuse to listen to him, ''beats the shit out of every one'' until they agree to follow him.



* Amicac the Sea Devourer in Michael Scott Rohan's ''Literature/TheWinterOfTheWorld'' trilogy is a seal the size of a war galley, and he's ferocious enough to make a leopard seal seem as meek and mild as a lamb. His appearance in the third book (''The Hammer of the Sun'') is... impressive.
* Subverted by Kotick in the sequel to ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', an albino seal who lives in the Aleutian Islands and makes it his quest in life to find a home where the seals won't be victims of the fur trade. He comes to tell the other seals he found such a place... and when they refuse to listen to him, ''beats the shit out of every one'' until they agree to follow him.

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* ''Literature/TheWinterOfTheWorld'': Amicac the Sea Devourer in Michael Scott Rohan's ''Literature/TheWinterOfTheWorld'' trilogy is a seal the size of a war galley, and he's ferocious enough to make a leopard seal seem as meek and mild as a lamb. His appearance in the third book (''The Hammer of the Sun'') is... impressive.
* Subverted by Kotick in the sequel to ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', an albino seal who lives in the Aleutian Islands and makes it his quest in life to find a home where the seals won't be victims of the fur trade. He comes to tell the other seals he found such a place... and when they refuse to listen to him, ''beats the shit out of every one'' until they agree to follow him.
impressive.



* Thaddeus from the ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' DLC story operation Toby's Friendship Raid is a fat rich anthropomorphic leopard seal alien in a suit. With the use of his stolen factory ship convoy, he plans to build a mech army that will help him take over Solus. While he talks and acts like a pompous entitled upper-class nerd, he nonetheless looks menacing and is just as dangerous. He does however become [[spoiler: much evil looking in the 10th playthrough of the operation wherein he decides to use the alias he uses as a blackmarket kingpin, The Lorrian.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'': Thaddeus from the ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' DLC story operation Toby's ''Toby's Friendship Raid Raid'' is a fat rich anthropomorphic leopard seal alien in a suit. With the use of his stolen factory ship convoy, he plans to build a mech army that will help him take over Solus. While he talks and acts like a pompous entitled upper-class nerd, he nonetheless looks menacing and is just as dangerous. He does however become [[spoiler: much evil looking in the 10th playthrough of the operation wherein he decides to use the alias he uses as a blackmarket kingpin, The Lorrian.]]



* Crossing over with WilyWalrus and OurDragonsAreDifferent, ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' gives us Volatile Valenga and Fanged Mercura, a pair of seal dragons with power over [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[AnIcePerson ice]] respectively. Wherever they go, [[WeatherManipulation they drastically change the climate and temperature of the surrounding area within a short time period]], [[WalkingWasteland causing massive destruction towards the environment and any other life near them]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and ruining Pamela's swimming classes while teaching the Hunters]]. Both of their Tablets allow you to craft the Fire [[EnergyBow Soul Bow]] and the Water [[SinisterScythe Soul Spear]] respectively.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonProject'': Crossing over with WilyWalrus and OurDragonsAreDifferent, ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' gives us Volatile Valenga and Fanged Mercura, Mercura are a pair of seal dragons with power over [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[AnIcePerson ice]] respectively. Wherever they go, [[WeatherManipulation they drastically change the climate and temperature of the surrounding area within a short time period]], [[WalkingWasteland causing massive destruction towards the environment and any other life near them]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and ruining Pamela's swimming classes while teaching the Hunters]]. Both of their Tablets allow you to craft the Fire [[EnergyBow Soul Bow]] and the Water [[SinisterScythe Soul Spear]] respectively.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' with Hunter, a friendly leopard seal pup who Private saves from a fishing net. Her family are all right too, when they aren't trying to eat the heroes.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer reads an article in ''Reader's Digest'' magazine which describes the bark of a sea lion as a sound all polar explorers dread.
* The seal/sea lion/walrus... thing in ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}'' was so unnerving that the episode it appears in, ''Pingu Dreams'', is banned in a number of countries.
* Martin and Coach the sea otter have a close call with a Steller's sea lion, a major predator of sea otters, on ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' with Hunter, a friendly leopard seal pup who Private saves from a fishing net. Her family are all right too, when they aren't trying to eat the heroes.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}'': The seal/sea lion/walrus... thing was so unnerving that the episode it appears in, ''Pingu Dreams'', is banned in a number of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', countries.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In one episode,
Homer reads an article in ''Reader's Digest'' magazine which describes the bark of a sea lion as a sound all polar explorers dread.
* The seal/sea lion/walrus... thing in ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}'' was so unnerving that the episode it appears in, ''Pingu Dreams'', is banned in a number of countries.
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''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'': Martin and Coach the sea otter have a close call with a Steller's sea lion, a major predator of sea otters, on ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts''.otters.

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* Martin and Coach the sea otter have a close call with a Steller's sea lion, a major predator of sea otters, on ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts''.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd Edition had the Sea Lion, [[MixAndMatchCritter a seal/lion/shark hybrid creature]] that was noted for being a highly aggressive coastal predator.

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* Subverted by Kotick in the sequel to ''Literature/TheJungleBook'', an albino seal who lives in the Aleutian Islands and makes it his quest in life to find a home where the seals won't be victims of the fur trade. He comes to tell the other seals he found such a place... and when they refuse to listen to him, ''beats the shit out of every one'' until they agree to follow him.


* Crossing over with WilyWalrus and OurDragonsAreDifferent, ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' gives us Volatile Valenga and Fanged Mercura, a pair of seal dragons with power over [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[AnIcePerson ice]] respectively. Both of their Tablets allow you to craft the Fire [[EnergyBow Soul Bow]] and the Water [[SinisterScythe Soul Spear]] respectively.

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* Crossing over with WilyWalrus and OurDragonsAreDifferent, ''VideoGame/DragonProject'' gives us Volatile Valenga and Fanged Mercura, a pair of seal dragons with power over [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[AnIcePerson ice]] respectively. Wherever they go, [[WeatherManipulation they drastically change the climate and temperature of the surrounding area within a short time period]], [[WalkingWasteland causing massive destruction towards the environment and any other life near them]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and ruining Pamela's swimming classes while teaching the Hunters]]. Both of their Tablets allow you to craft the Fire [[EnergyBow Soul Bow]] and the Water [[SinisterScythe Soul Spear]] respectively.

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