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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate2'': Every dragon that shows up in the game can be killed and its skin can be harvested. Taking said skins to the LegendaryBlacksmith allows you to turn them into armor. Unsurprisingly, these armors tend to be some of the best in the game.

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* Examples from the first campaign of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'':
** Vox Machina, being the prolific [[TheDragonSlayer dragon slayers]] they are, regularly harvest the bodies of their killed foes, intelligent or not. They also own a BagOfHolding that they fill with monster parts such as troll dicks and drow heads in addition to their impressive collection of dragon hide, scales, blood, claws and teeth.
** In Vasselheim, there is the Slayer's Take, a guild of monster hunters that plays this trope even straighter: They specifically hunt monsters for their body parts that powerfull wizards use for spells or item creation, such as a white dragon whose scaled hide presumably shall become dragon-hide-armor.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Less prominent in 5E, but in many older editions there were all kinds of uses for the hides, teeth, claws, and bones of sapient monsters for crafting armor, weapons, and magic items. The Cloak of Displacement, for example, was in older editions actually made from the hide of a Displacer Beast. Dragon Scale armor still exists, though it's noted in the 5E description that it can be crafted out of the shed scales of a living dragon- some dragons even collect their own scales to make the armor as a gift for a humanoid they particularly like.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Less prominent in 5E, but in many older editions there were all kinds of uses for the hides, teeth, claws, and bones of sapient monsters for crafting armor, weapons, and magic items. The Cloak ''cloak of Displacement, displacement'', for example, was in older editions actually made from the hide of a Displacer Beast. Dragon Scale displacer beast. Dragon-scale armor still exists, though it's noted in the 5E description that it can be crafted out of the shed scales of a living dragon- dragon -- some dragons even collect their own scales to make the armor as a gift for a humanoid they particularly like.

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* ''Literature/MerryGentry'': Merry has a minor freak out when she learns that the fur coat worn by Frost in one book is made of troll hide, not bear or some other animal like she'd originally assumed. Frost, for his part, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance is offended that she takes such issue with the way he honors a fallen enemy]].


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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Less prominent in 5E, but in many older editions there were all kinds of uses for the hides, teeth, claws, and bones of sapient monsters for crafting armor, weapons, and magic items. The Cloak of Displacement, for example, was in older editions actually made from the hide of a Displacer Beast. Dragon Scale armor still exists, though it's noted in the 5E description that it can be crafted out of the shed scales of a living dragon- some dragons even collect their own scales to make the armor as a gift for a humanoid they particularly like.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'': In one episode, the VillainProtagonist Itchy, an evil humanoid mouse, skins the show's hero, Scratchy, a humanoid cat who was shopping at the mall and sells his fur, WhiteGloves attached, to a creepy RichBitch. Scratchy accosts her, with his bones and muscles on display, and puts his fur back on. Unfortunately he then gets assaulted by an AnimalWrongsGroup for wearing, what is clearly, his own skin.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'': ''JustForFun/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'': In one episode, the VillainProtagonist Itchy, an evil humanoid mouse, skins the show's hero, Scratchy, a humanoid cat who was shopping at the mall and sells his fur, WhiteGloves attached, to a creepy RichBitch. Scratchy accosts her, with his bones and muscles on display, and puts his fur back on. Unfortunately he then gets assaulted by an AnimalWrongsGroup for wearing, what is clearly, his own skin.


** Likewise, [[ALoadOfBull Minotaurs]] possess enough intelligence to craft rudimentary weapons and armor, and are known to live in social "clan" societies. They may even be {{Half Human Hybrid}}s (by way of a non-malicious MonsterProgenitor) and the second Emperor of the Alessian Empire was Belharza, said to be the first Minotaur and son of St. Alessia (from her DivineDate coupling with Morihaus, the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Aedric demi-god]] "winged man-bull".) However, Minotaurs are still valued by hunters for their horns (which are prestigious hunting prizes and have valuable alchemical properties) as well as Oxblood Fungal Spores (which are used by blacksmiths and are only known to grow on Minotaurs). They are also often captured alive and used as a common opponent in [[GladiatorSubQuest gladiatorial arenas]] throughout Tamriel.

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** Likewise, [[ALoadOfBull [[OurMinotaursAreDifferent Minotaurs]] possess enough intelligence to craft rudimentary weapons and armor, and are known to live in social "clan" societies. They may even be {{Half Human Hybrid}}s (by way of a non-malicious MonsterProgenitor) and the second Emperor of the Alessian Empire was Belharza, said to be the first Minotaur and son of St. Alessia (from her DivineDate coupling with Morihaus, the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Aedric demi-god]] "winged man-bull".) However, Minotaurs are still valued by hunters for their horns (which are prestigious hunting prizes and have valuable alchemical properties) as well as Oxblood Fungal Spores (which are used by blacksmiths and are only known to grow on Minotaurs). They are also often captured alive and used as a common opponent in [[GladiatorSubQuest gladiatorial arenas]] throughout Tamriel.


Compare ImAHumanitarian (particularly if the raw material people are being killed for is food), CruellaToAnimals (being cruel whether or not the animals are sapient), DesecratingTheDead, OrganTheft, HumanResources.

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Compare ImAHumanitarian (particularly if the raw material people are being killed for is food), CruellaToAnimals (being cruel whether or not the animals are sapient), DesecratingTheDead, OrganTheft, HumanResources.
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* Sometimes in non-canon alternate universes where AnyoneCanDie and [[KillEmAll often do]] the only remains of the X-Man Beast is his pelt used like a rug or coat.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Sometimes in non-canon alternate universes where AnyoneCanDie and [[KillEmAll often do]] the only remains of the X-Man Beast is his pelt used like a rug or coat.



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* The ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' franchise has the title aliens taking human skulls and weapons as trophies. They have rules, a code of conduct (no children, no one unarmed) and in one movie capture humans and place them on a "hunting preserve". A hunting preserve that's an entire planet.



* The Franchise/{{Predator}} franchise has the titular aliens taking human skulls and weapons as trophies. They have rules, a code of conduct (no children, noone unarmed) and in one movie capture humans and place them on a "hunting preserve". A hunting preserve that's an entire planet.



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* The Venber of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' can be melted down into an extremely efficient coolant if they're at a temperature above freezing.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. His ''Discworld Companion'' entry notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material. Hunting trolls for sport is mentioned in ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' (as is werewolves hunting ''humans'' for sport). (The trollburger mentioned in ''Literature/{{Mort}}'' is ''probably'' a burger ''for'' a troll since, whatever uses humans may find for the remains of silicaceous lifeforms, edibility is not one of them.)



* [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]] in many ways in Creator/RobertSheckley's short story ''Hunting Problem''. Aliens from a distant world consider it a rite of passage to hunt down and skin a dangerous creature named "Mirash", whom they believe to be naturally cunning but not sentient. It turns out, however, that "Mirash" are actually the occasional human visitors of their planet, and [[spoiler:"skinning" them actually only involves taking the fancy space suits they usually arrive in]].
* The Venber of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' can be melted down into an extremely efficient coolant if they're at a temperature above freezing.



* Lampshaded in Literature/LittleFuzzy.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]] in many ways in Creator/RobertSheckley's short story "Hunting Problem". Aliens from a distant world consider it a rite of passage to hunt down and skin a dangerous creature named "Mirash", whom they believe to be naturally cunning but not sentient. It turns out, however, that "Mirash" are actually the occasional human visitors of their planet, and [[spoiler:"skinning" them actually only involves taking the fancy space suits they usually arrive in]].
* Lampshaded in Literature/LittleFuzzy.''Literature/LittleFuzzy''.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. His ''Discworld Companion'' entry notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material. Hunting trolls for sport is mentioned in ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' (as is werewolves hunting ''humans'' for sport). (The trollburger mentioned in ''Literature/{{Mort}}'' is ''probably'' a burger ''for'' a troll since, whatever uses humans may find for the remains of silicaceous lifeforms, edibility is not one of them.)



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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material. Hunting trolls for sport is mentioned in ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' (as is werewolves hunting ''humans'' for sport). (The trollburger mentioned in ''Literature/{{Mort}}'' is ''probably'' a burger ''for'' a troll since, whatever uses humans may find for the remains of silicaceous lifeforms, edibility is not one of them.)

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} His ''Discworld Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material. Hunting trolls for sport is mentioned in ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' (as is werewolves hunting ''humans'' for sport). (The trollburger mentioned in ''Literature/{{Mort}}'' is ''probably'' a burger ''for'' a troll since, whatever uses humans may find for the remains of silicaceous lifeforms, edibility is not one of them.)


* There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material. Hunting trolls for sport is mentioned in ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' (as is werewolves hunting ''humans'' for sport). (The trollburger mentioned in ''Literature/{{Mort}}'' is ''probably'' a burger ''for'' a troll since, whatever uses humans may find for the remains of silicaceous lifeforms, edibility is not one of them.)

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material. Hunting trolls for sport is mentioned in ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' (as is werewolves hunting ''humans'' for sport). (The trollburger mentioned in ''Literature/{{Mort}}'' is ''probably'' a burger ''for'' a troll since, whatever uses humans may find for the remains of silicaceous lifeforms, edibility is not one of them.)


* There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material. Hunting trolls for sport is mentioned in ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' (as is werewolves hunting ''humans'' for sport). (The trollburger mentioned in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' is ''probably'' a burger ''for'' a troll since, whatever uses humans may find for the remains of silicaceous lifeforms, edibility is not one of them.)

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* There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material. Hunting trolls for sport is mentioned in ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' (as is werewolves hunting ''humans'' for sport). (The trollburger mentioned in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' ''Literature/{{Mort}}'' is ''probably'' a burger ''for'' a troll since, whatever uses humans may find for the remains of silicaceous lifeforms, edibility is not one of them.)


* There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material.

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* There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material. Hunting trolls for sport is mentioned in ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' (as is werewolves hunting ''humans'' for sport). (The trollburger mentioned in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' is ''probably'' a burger ''for'' a troll since, whatever uses humans may find for the remains of silicaceous lifeforms, edibility is not one of them.)


* There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer an acceptable clothing material.

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* There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer considered an acceptable clothing material.

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* There's a single mention in ''Literature/EqualRites'' of a caravan leader wearing a trollhide jerkin. ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Companion'' entry for him notes that trollhide is no longer an acceptable clothing material.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'': In one episode, Itchy (a mouse) skins Scratchy (a cat) and sells his fur to a furrier, who then sells it to a rich woman. Scratchy accosts her, with his bones and muscles on display, and takes his fur back, wrapping it around himself. Then he gets assaulted by anti-fur protesters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'': In one episode, Itchy (a mouse) the VillainProtagonist Itchy, an evil humanoid mouse, skins Scratchy (a cat) the show's hero, Scratchy, a humanoid cat who was shopping at the mall and sells his fur fur, WhiteGloves attached, to a furrier, who then sells it to a rich woman. creepy RichBitch. Scratchy accosts her, with his bones and muscles on display, and takes puts his fur back, wrapping it around himself. Then back on. Unfortunately he then gets assaulted by anti-fur protesters.an AnimalWrongsGroup for wearing, what is clearly, his own skin.

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