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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread:²%% Please do not change or remove without starting a new thread.²%%²[[quoteright:350:[[Film/{{Enchanted}}]]]]²[[caption-width-right:350:[-[[Music/{{Carpenters}} Why do birds (and other animals) suddenly appear\²Every time you are near?]]-] ]]²²->''"What is this place; filled with so many wonders\²Casting its spell that I am now under?\²Squirrels in the trees, and the cute little bunnies...\²Birds flying free, and bees with their honey..."''²-->-- '''Fluttershy''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''²²A character, often but not AlwaysFemale and {{The Hero}}(ine) of the piece, is shown to be almost supernaturally innocent, sweet, altruistic, or any combination thereof, by the way that [[WoodlandCreatures all manner of wild forest creatures]] flock to her. Deer will shyly eat out of her hand, chipmunks will frolic at her feet, and birds will alight on her finger, shoulder or head (and not void their bowels while doing so). If the character is male (usually in reference to St. Francis of Assisi being the patron saint of animals) he will instead be shown as wise, calm and kind-hearted. Any other person approaching will break the spell and send the timid woodland animals fleeing, but not before they witness the supernatural wonder of his or her loving heart in action.²²As for the animals, they will all be [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute cute]] in most examples. This usually does not extend to AlwaysChaoticEvil species, and virtually never towards the BigBad. Sometimes it does, though, developing some very interesting hero-villain interactions. Sometimes the heroine [[TheBeastmaster has such influence over the wild creatures that they will perform small tasks for her.]] In the case of gods or saints, [[FertileFeet flowers will spring up at their feet]].²²Some works acknowledge that the ability to befriend ''any'' living thing [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower could be a LOT more impressive]] than it seems. It's easy to forget that the same princess whose singing summons an entire forest full of animals could, if she so chooses, send her animal friends to beat the tar out of you. Being Friend To All Living Things will sometimes also mean the person is a FluffyTamer, in which case they're even friends to snarling, terrifying living things.²²This is [[StockParody often parodied]]. If the parody is clearly referencing the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon examples, it falls under DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce, and the examples should go there.²²A frequent attribute of the AllLovingHero and PrincessClassic. Although a {{Common Mary Sue Trait|s}} it does not necessarily make a character such. With females, this may be related to the myth that only a [[VirginPower virgin girl]] may approach a unicorn. While FriendToAllChildren ''sounds'' similar, it isn't necessarily the same thing--and, unlike this, is about just as likely to be a male trait as a female one.²²A SubTrope of NatureLover. A SisterTrope to GreenThumb, FluffyTamer (a friend to dangerous living things), NatureHero (especially a female one) and NatureLovingRobot (When the character is a robot). Compare CloudCuckooLander, LickedByTheDog, and GoodTamingEvilTaming. Contrast EvilDetectingDog, EnemyToAllLivingThings, NotGoodWithPeople, AnimalsHateHim, CruellaToAnimals.²²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* Alphonse Elric in ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist''. He calls combining animals with alchemy "the most depraved sort of alchemy there is" (though that is more from their [[spoiler:traumatic experience involving Nina, an alchemist's daughter, being turned into a chimera along with her dog Alexander by her own horrible father]]) and Al mentions that he and his brother would always bring in stray animals a lot and beg to keep them as children. Al even spends the entire episode trying to look for a place to keep a cat. When Wrath is fooling around with a mouse and trying to torture him, Ed tells him that animals aren't his play-things and makes him release it. ²* [[GenkiGirl Asuka Tokugawa]] from ''E's Otherwise'' is always seen tending to and caring for animals. She can sense their feelings and it seems they are attracted to her instantly. ²* [[TheStoic Glen Baskerville]] seems to have a thing with birds. They always love to sit on his head. ²* Madoka Kaname from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' counts, since her wish in the contract she made [[spoiler:in the first world, was to save a cat that got run over by a car.]]²* Shion (Or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sion]]) of ''LightNovel/No6'' is beloved by all animals, especially robot mice and dogs.²* Vash the Stampede in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. Apparently the animals have never heard how dangerous he is...²* Chachamaru (the robot) in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Later, Konoka exhibits this trope as well as FluffyTamer.²* Umi and Sora, with countless marine and shore animals, in ''Manga/ChildrenOfTheSea'' [[spoiler: Though the 'friendship' might be more malevolent than assumed, since those sea creatures also eat Sora and intend to do the same to Umi. It's a weird manga.]]²* Belldandy in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', although she talks to the machine spirits of motorcycles far more often.²* Ruka Nogi in ''Manga/AliceAcademy'' has an animal pheromone which allows him to communicate with animals. He himself says that other than Natsume, the animals are his best friends. He genuinely loves and cares for the animals, whom he can also control. He is seen perpetually carrying a rabbit on his shoulder.²* Sakura in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. She's not exactly a Messiah but she is the linchpin in a GambitRoulette. Her power is described as 'speaking to things that do not have voices', and therefore can communicate with ghosts and inanimate objects. The unfailingly gentle persona starts to develop cracks in the second half of the series.²* Alice (and Mokuren) in ''Manga/PleaseSaveMyEarth'' can talk to plants and animals, and makes plants grow when she sings.²* Kusanagi in ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' (manga and TV series, the movie leaves it out) is a rare male example. A 6-feet bulk of a paratrooper sergeant hearing trees talk, feeding pigeons and befriending cats.²* Parodied in ''Manga/SchoolRumble''. Harima Kenji, in a fit of despair over a broken heart, rejects civilization to live as a hermit. In time, he gains the ability to talk to wild animals and a veritable zoo follows him wherever he goes for a time.²* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':²** [[GentleGiant Android 16]], though interestingly he had still intended to follow his programming and kill Goku, but otherwise had no particular ill feelings towards anyone else -- except Cell, [[OmnicidalManiac enemy of all living things]]. ²*** In the same saga, Trunks could often be seen feeding animals (usually squirrels).²*** Android 18 too, in the anime, when watching Vegeta fight Cell, she saves a squirrel from being blown away, and then is confused [[WhatIsThisFeeling why she did so]], dropping the squirrel in disgust. 16 explains that her human-like feelings conflict with her programming. ²** WordOfGod states that [[ Android 17]] would go on to become a park ranger who is merciless towards poachers. This was later shown in ''Anime/DragonballSuper'', where he spends his time protecting an island that is a reserve for rare animals.²** This is a trait of the Son family. Since Goku was raised in isolation in the mountains for several years and his sons were raised in the same mountains, they all are very protective of animals and nature this is especially shown in filler. ²*** Kid Goku crushed Red Ribbon tanks that were burning a forest filled with monkeys he befriended, adult Goku was late to the DancePartyEnding in Buu saga just because he wanted make sure a baby Pterodactyl hatched safely. In the NonSerialMovie ''Anime/CoolersRevenge'' movie, a wounded Goku asks Krillin and Oolong to go rescue all the animals that were hurt in Cooler's onslaught. Then in the finale Goku [[ revives a bird]] using [[HealingHands using]] Super Saiyan energy. ²*** Gohan loves animals just as much as his dad (if not more so), he saves an entire forest population of animals in [[Anime/TheTreeOfMight Tree of Might]] and becomes best friends with a purple dragon Icarus. Hell even when transformed into a [[KillerGorilla giant killer ape]] Gohan's love for his dragon remained to the disgust of Turles. In the Great Saiyaman saga Gohan breaks the law stealing a baby Pterodactyl from a circus in order to bring it back to its parents.²*** Goten couldn't focus on training for World Tournament and kept playing with every single dinosaur before Gohan became stern with him. ²* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':²** Parodied/lampshaded when Naruto goes through training that requires him to be still enough to balance on a stone slab on a spike. When he finally manages to do it a bird perches on his shoulder... which throws him off balance and sends him plummeting to the ground.²** Kakashi is a good example with his ''Niken'' (dog summons), which he usually sends out to scout on missions but is also seen [[ relaxing with them]] in his spare time. ²** Killerbee is definitely every animal's friend. Probably because they can tell how awesome he is. Taken to the extreme when [[spoiler:Killer Bee comforts Kisame's ''sword'', Samehada, after it was weeping over its master's death.]]²* Sakaki from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' has a scene where she dreams herself as St. Sakaki of Assisi. But there is this cat Kamineko that [[CatsAreMean always keeps biting and scratching her...]]. Poor Sakaki. She loves animals, but most animals ''[[AnimalsHateHim hate]]'' her.²* Beautifully used to send up all expectations in the WhamEpisode of ''Anime/GunXSword''. Wendy meets an old man in a park who's feeding the birds. The animals are gathered peacefully around him, and birds even land on his outstretched finger. He has a pet St. Bernard, and gives a speech about dreams, adding that his own is world peace. This charming old man, loved by all the animals, [[spoiler:is [[BigBad the Claw]].]]²* Yukina, from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', was portrayed this way in her first appearances. The manga has an off-hand mention of the birds being Reikai messengers, however, and later, one of Hiei's [[WholeEpisodeFlashback Whole Episode Flashbacks]] has her make an interesting statement...which makes her a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] of the trope, if anything.²* Caro of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' worked for the Wildlife Preservation Division before the events of the third season. [[AllThereInTheManual In the manga]] that showed her time there, we see her surrounded by birds she had befriended (Not in [[DefeatMeansFriendship that way]]), with her superiors talking about how her nature as a [[SummonMagic summoner]] lets her connect with animals easily.²* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'':²** A tragic example is a man who ''used'' to be a Friend To All Living Things in the forest he grew up around. That was before he killed an innocent man in the place [[PunchClockVillain because he was ordered to]].²** Played straight with the main character Dr. Tenma, who is also the Messiah himself. When he's talking to the aforementioned guy after ([[ChronicHeroSyndrome of course]]) saving his life, [[ a finch lands on his arm]]. It is cute.²* The [[PoisonousFriend manipulative]], [[MagnificentBastard vindictive]] Freesia from ''Anime/JubeiChan'' hangs out in the village of the cute talking animals for a bit before she sets off to collect the hero's head.²* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Sketchbook}}''. The cats don't view Sora as such, since she always gives them expired food. Double-subverted after Sora finally gives them good food.²* ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'', where Hotarubi of the Iga Tsubagakure has to power to summon insects and reptiles... and use them to ''kill''.²* Kaoru Kaidoh from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold/borderline male {{Tsundere}} whose soft side emerges when around puppies and kittens. In the ''Gakuensai no Oujisama'' DatingSim, the final date with Kaidoh takes place either in an aquarium or a zoo.²* Shido Fuyuki from ''Manga/GetBackers'', who also SpeaksFluentAnimal. His [[OfficialCouple girlfriend]], [[TheOjou Madoka]] [[GeniusCripple Otowa]], also picks it up; in fact, when Shido goes live with her in Madoka's BigFancyHouse, Shido's beloved animals join them too.²* Jinpei in ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', ''big time''. A prime example is in episode 18 when he blows the team's mission just to save a baby whale, getting them all in hot water with Dr. Nambu. Then there's his [[PetBabyWildAnimal puma]] in the second series...²* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':²** Yellow is not only a particularly kind and gentle trainer, but [[SamusIsAGirl she]] has the power to both heal and listen to the thoughts of Pokémon, which leads to her befriending just about any Pokémon that isn't being trained by an enemy.²** Lance, Yellow's ShadowArchetype, is basically Friend to All Pokemon gone wrong. He hates humans for destroying Pokemon's natural habitats and tried to [[KillAllHumans wipe out mankind]].²** Diamond as well. Byron even notes how he managed to quickly tame a Shieldon even he couldn't handle. He befriends Steelix, the cavern boss of Iron Island as well, and can [[spoiler: convince legendaries to side with him.]]²* And on the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Anime side:²** Nurse Joy, which is sort of a prerequisite, seeing as she's the Pokémon equivalent of a veterinarian. ²** Of course, there's [[TheHero Ash]]: if a Pokémon doesn't like him right away, it usually will eventually. He's even [[PalsWithJesus befriended Arceus itself]]. ²** In the ''X & Y'' arc, we have [[TokenMiniMoe Bonnie]], who finds practically ''all'' Pokemon cute and would've gotten '''[[Main/TyrannosaurusRex a Tyrantrum]]''' as her second Pokemon [[YankTHeDogsChain were in not for the fact it was already owned by a research group]].²** There's also Brock, who has been known to convince wild Pokémon to approach when they're hurt, and who has expressed interest in becoming a Pokémon doctor.²** James interestingly enough is one of these, completely in spite of him technically being a bad guy. It probably helps that he's more of a PunchClockVillain and sucks at his job anyway. All of his Pokemon absolutely adore him, he in turn dotes on his Pokemon like a fussy dad, and on more than one occasion he has legitimately captured Pokemon just by asking them nicely if he could.²* Hareta from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' actually ''lived'' with Pokémon for most of his life, and can even make a Gallade owned by Commander Saturn ''smile at him''.²* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':²** America loved to play with bunnies and bison (if you count, uh, sort've dancing with them?) as a young child and befriends ''whales'' as an adult. It's so over the top that he comes to befriend ''extra-terrestrials'', one of which lives in his house (hi there, Tony). Nevertheless, he doesn't particularly care about global warming and whatnot. He's even friends with the unicorn England gave him, whom ''he can't see.'' He also has a very unusual personality for this trope, especially a male version, being a LargeHam BoisterousBruiser instead of a calm [[MessianicArchetype Messiah type]].²** Taiwan is one according to [[AllThereInTheManual some Himaruya chibis]].²** England is a friend to all ''mythical creatures'', which apparently only he can see. In one episode he even befriends a {{kappa}}, who laments being forgotten in his own country.²* Gon from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' is a male example, especially in the first few chapters/episodes. It's an established rule of the setting that great Hunters are well-liked by animals, as Gon's father Ging also seemed to have a way with critters.²* Appachai in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Occasionally the omakes will exaggerate this, such as him thinking he only needs to stand still for the next 20 days and the birds nesting on top of his head will be gone. Particularly interesting in that he is a two meter tall, musclebound man who goes by the moniker ''Death God of the Underground Muay Thai World.''²* Fumina Konoe from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', when she's a sort of scout/spy form where she's acting/temporarily really as just a normal girl at the school. It would be spoilered that it's her but it's kind of really obvious. She has something of an affinity for birds, getting easily distracted by them, and they tend to love her back.²* Sarah in ''Anime/PrincessSarah'' is a straight, if somewhat realistic example. Her animal friends include a pony, a parrot, the Seminary's comic cat, the sparrows outside her attic, and even a group of mice that live in her attic.²* Parodied, (surprise, surprise) in ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'' when Lute's entourage of birds eventually grows into a mob of adoring animals, including crocodiles, gorillas, and a boa constrictor, which prove to be difficult to shoo off. His original bird companions stick around, played fairly straight, though [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by people around him.²* Used oddly in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': [[StartOfDarkness the last Parallel Works video]] shows ''Lordgenome'' was a Friend To All Living Things when he was a kid. Possibly deconstructed, in that he later decided to genetically modify the animals into his army Beastmen.²* ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'' has animals gathering around Jesus and Buddha and helping them with their daily needs, even going so far as to serve themselves on plates when they're out of food.²* ''Manga/BlackJack'':²** "The Painting Is Dead!" features a horribly tragic version. Artist Go Gan is seen chatting happily with cute animals gathering around him as he paints in a jungle on a South Seas island... [[MoodWhiplash that's suddenly hit by the shock wave from a nearby atomic bomb test,]] leaving Go Gan the only survivor, surrounded by dead bodies of animals and natives, and horribly stricken with radiation poisoning.²** Also played tragically in the TV series. One of Black Jack's friends is a young scientist who adopts one of his former experiments, a deer with human-level intelligence, and treats him like a brother much to BJ's skepticism. [[spoiler:When the doctor gets married, the deer's jealousy is so terrible that it attacks his "brother"'s wife and almost kills her, then keeps attacking when BJ is trying to save the poor girl. The scientist has to shoot the deer to force him back off and it disappears, never to be heard of again.]]²* Ataru from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', a.k.a. the most lecherous man in the universe, sometimes shows his side as a friend to all living things. He manages to hatch a fairy egg, raises a caterpillar into a fairy using the PowerOfLove, and [[WeirdnessMagnet saves the life of a kappa]].²* Leo Aoi of ''Manga/BeastMaster''. Yuiko also tries to be, but she's just a ''little'' too enthusiastic...²* In ''Manga/{{Buddha}}'', being one is a sign of some spiritual enlightenment or supernatural gift.²* ''Manga/OnePiece'':²** Gaimon the strange man stuck in a chest, cherishes the weird animals that live on his island in fact the reason he shoots at intruders is because he wants to protect the rare creatures from poachers. ²** Apis from the {{Filler}} Warship island arc, her Devil Fruit power Whisper-Whisper Fruit grants her [[SpeaksFluentAnimal the ability to talk to them]], so naturally she befriends [[FluffyTamer a dragon]]. ²** Luffy zigzags this trope. On one hand he does loves animals, dogs especially, and get mad when anyone hurts or abuses them. He even tries to tame beasts that would normally just eat him. (Even a ''[[spoiler: Kraken]]'' in one episode.) At the same time, he has no problem physically harming animals that makes him mad or eating them since he loves meat. ²** Using Haki Luffy is able to tame all kind of fierce monsters as in Dressrosa Luffy tamed a fighting bull and ''got truly pissed'' when it got hurt, ²** An inverted case with Zoro, who, though he doesn't care much for animals, often finds them coming towards him. An octopus stuck on his head when he was inspecting a shipwreck. A South bird stayed near his side during Skypiea (to get his food) and his crewmate Chopper (a half-reindeer) clamps on his head when he's scared.²** Sanji despite cooking ''a lot'' of animals as a chef, actually gets along very well with animals as he takes pity on the massive sea cow Mohmoo and offers food (before Mohmoo tries to bite Sanji's hand) and in Little Garden he tames a saber-toothed cat and rides it. [[spoiler: This care for animals extends back to when Sanji was a kid in the Germa Kingdom where he looked after a baby turtle and got furious when his brother Yonji kicked it, Sanji also fed his cooking to rats he befriended which got him punished by his father Judge]].²*** Sanji doesn't seem to get along with dogs however, as he was attacked by one when bringing food to his sick mother as child, Sanji also attracted Sky Wolves when making a campfire in Skypeia and he also fought Jabra the WolfMan. ²** Nami and Usopp count as well in [[Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld Strong World]] Nami befriends the electric duck Billy and is disgusted at Shiki mutating the other animals into monsters, Nami also is happy to see Mohmoo again despite it's connection to Arlong (Nami also attracts pervy animals like Eyelash the camel and Scissors the giant crab). As for Usopp he actually [[FluffyTamer tamed]] massive tarantulas when he was young, ironic since he is [[LovableCoward massive coward]] when it comes to everything else. ²** Nefeltari Vivi as a princess is of course this trope, besides from her constant companion Carue the massive spot-billed duck she adores the creatures of her kingdom except the extremely dangerous ones; Vivi is also very protective of them as she knocked Luffy, Zoro and Sanji down when they tried to eat the Sea Cat as the creature scared is to her culture. ²** Chopper is a friend to (almost) all living creatures, fitting since as a talking reindeer [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter he's one of them]] though since he ate the Human-Human fruit he technically belongs to both species, Chopper's animals communication ability also is very useful for the heroes at times. Chopper dislikes carnivorous creatures however. ²** Robin is a sweet example as she finds strange creatures cute, like the Cerberus in Thriller Bark and especially "Ryunosuke" the dragon who was [[ArtInitiatesLife drawn into life]].²** In Wano Tama plays this very straight as she befriends komainu (a mythical Japanese lion dog thing) and Hihimaru (a giant baboon). Tama's unnamed devil fruit even gives her the power to produce food that is capable of taming animals and even animal-humans.²* Daitokuji-sensei from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' (called Lyman Banner in the dub) was a self-proclaimed animal-lover. He once threatened a group of scientists who were performing cruel experiments on a monkey, and he had a pet cat named Pharaoh that he was ''very'' close to. [[spoiler: SO close, in fact, that when he died, Pharaoh literally ''swallowed'' his soul, making him unable to depart to the afterlife. He remained inside his pet's stomach from that point on, occasionally acting as an advisor to Judai.]]²* Sotomura from ''Manga/WaratteSotomuraSan'' would be late for school for the sake of the cicada that once landed on her skirt.²* Ekoda Ren in ''Anime/AnneHappy''. more specifically, friend to all female things. She is a ChickMagnet to the point that female animals are constantly drawn to her, and thus is often seen followed by cats and dogs or with little birds landing on her shoulders. ²* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', one of [[AxCrazy Kurumi]] [[{{Yandere}} Tokisaki's]] redeeming qualities is that she really loves animals... and will terminate any fool she sees mistreating them.²* Downplayed in the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' movie trilogy with Casca. She's shown to be affectionate toward the horses, [[WordOfGod and a female staff member of the movie trilogy said]] that Casca loved horses and that she was very upset that Guts maimed her horse during their first encounter, resulting in its death; hence the reason why Casca sucker punched him twice the next morning. [[InvulnerableHorses Considering what horses]] and other animals go through in this series, it's nice to see someone being kind to them for a change.²* Creator/StudioGhibli does this a lot, not surprising given Hayao Miyazaki's frequent message about [[GreenAesop caring for nature]]. ²** ''Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', the titular Nausicaä is one of the classic examples of this trope, perhaps even prototypical. She takes it much further than most others; she not only befriends cute wild animals but also horrifying battleship-sized insects, slavering-jawed giant dragonflies and so forth. Her compassion extends to people of all nations as well, so she really is a friend to ''All'' Living Things.²*** The [[spoiler:Garden Master]] in the [[Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind manga]] is a nasty subversion of the trope, as [[spoiler:he tends to a beautiful, perfect garden and can speak with his animals, but cannot comprehend violence and the human need to survive, and a prolonged stay within the Garden's limits will destroy the visitor's will and cause them to forget the outside world.]]²** Sheeta and Pazu in ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' Sheeta [[spoiler: whose a [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal secret princess]] of course]] was raised on a farm and continued to look after the animals after her grandmother died before TheGovernment kidnapped her. Pazu on his part keeps a flock pigeons above his house, which Sheeta worries about when they're on the run. ²*** The gardening robot, is the best example in the movie caring for nest of eggs that Pazu nearly crushes accidentally with a gilder and looks after for numerous other animals in the abandoned Laputa. Ironic since he's a robot designed for warfare. ²** The titular and lovable Totoro in ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' as well as the two girls in the movie Satsuke and Mei.²** The titular and fierce ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' aka San is dark and tragic version of this trope, having been thrown at feet of [[NobleWolf Moro the Wolf God]] by her parents as a baby she was [[RaisedByWolves raised]] as part of the wolf pack. San despises her own kind and ferociously attacks the humans who hurt the forest and animals, not until [[TheHero Ashitaka]] shows up does she change her mind about at least one human. [[spoiler: At the end of the movie San refuses to return to humanity because the humans killed Forest Spirit and despite loving Ashitaka who returned peace to the land, San says she will never forgive the human race]]. ²*** Ashitaka is a more up-beat version of this, he rides elk, hesitates before killing the demon boar that attacks his village and gets a [[EvilHand cursed arm]] as result. Even when his cursed arm urges him to kill the Forest Spirit, he plunges his arm into water resisting the murderous intent, Ashitaka earns the respect of Moro, San, the other wolves and animals though boars are pissed when the Forest Spirit chooses to revive Ashitaka ''since he [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters is a human]]''. ²** Chihiro from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' while lazy and bratty at the start of the movie [[CharacterDevelopment becomes]] a friend to all living things by the end of the movie.²* The [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon]] Gyu-oh from the anime ''Manga/InuYasha'' also has this ability. Unlike the other half-demons, he is [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter a pure human during the day and a pure demon at night]]. As a human, he is so pure that wild birds settle on his body. However, when the night falls, they fly away and he transforms into his [[{{Youkai}} demonic]] form.²* In ''Manhua/GoddessCreationSystem'' Xiaxi competes with warrior princess Ming Zhu in a hunting competition to nonlethally subdue wolves. Her opponent puts out one's eye, knocking it unconscious but not killing it. When she turns around, she sees Xiaxi's wolf acting like a big friendly puppy towards her.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²!!DC²** Franchise/{{Superman}}, naturally since he was raised [[FarmBoy on a farm]] Clark loves a lot of animals: dogs like Hank (The Kent's dog) and Krypto the ''Superdog'' as well as horses like Comet the ''Superhorse''. Supes even [[FluffyTamer keeps]] alien creatures in containers inside the Fortress of Solitude since his [[ThouShallNotKill no-killing]] code usually keeps from harming anything even if they invade Earth. ²*** However the same cannot be said for the poor Kryptonian space dragon, which Superman encountered in the ComicBook/New52 whom Superman was forced to exterminate. ²** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} following in her cousin footsteps loves animals, Kara [[ especially loves Krypto]] despite being afraid of him initially. ²** Superman's son Johnathan gets on well with his super pets like Krypto who he goes on [[ComicBook/SuperSons adventures]] with alongside Damien and Titus the current Bat-Hound. ²** Franchise/{{Batman}} can be seen as such, he looks after the bats in the Bat Cave and lets them whirl around him (or hangs upside down with them). It's not just his themed animal that Batman bonds with, he likes dogs (especially Ace ''The Bat Hound''), horses which he uses in [[ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns Dark Knight Returns]] and even cows as he and Robin saved one (Bat-Cow) from the slaughter house. Batman likes cats too, mainly [[DatingCatwoman thanks]] to Selina. ²** Damian Wayne of all people is this, developing an animal-collecting habit. He has a dog (Titus), a cat (Alfred), a cow (Bat-Cow), and a weird big red demon thing. He declared himself a vegetarian after adopting Bat-Bow, who now alternates between the Batcave and the manor grounds and has stopped at least one bad guy.²** Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, in several interpretations, has a feline-specific version. From the tiniest kitten to the largest tiger, there's something about her that they all instinctively trust.²** Unsurprisingly, [[ComicBook/SecretSix Catman]] has shown a similar affinity, particularly with the big cats.²** The Penguin has a similar ability regarding birds. A Secret Origins special written by Neil Gaiman even has one of his ex-henchmen describing this with awe to a TV crew.²** Poison Ivy is a Friend to All Living ''Plants''. ([[FridgeLogic Wait... isn't she a vegetarian?]])²** Harley has gone so far as to volunteer at pet shelters during the Christmas issue of her own comic. (Getting the police to help her - whether they like it or not.) Unfortunately, she sometimes doles out DisproportionateRetribution this way, such as tying up a neglectful dog owner behind her motorcycle. She also adores her pet Hyenas and is horrified when she has to kill them when they go rabid in ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily. ²** Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, of course, is most famous for being able to talk to fish and other sea life.²** {{Subverted}}/parodied in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey''--the chaplain (an appropriate sort of character for this) just had crumbs of food on his clothes that the animals liked. He's also played it more straight, as has Zero, who's innocently dumb and used to animals from the farm where he used to live.²** The [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze]] Age versions of ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} and Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman had the ability to speak with and befriend Earth birds.²** One of Franchise/WonderWoman's more obscure powers is "Unity With Beasts," a gift from the goddess Artemis that fits this trope perfectly.²** Subverted by Doomsday, the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Comics]] character who ''killed Superman''. In one of his first appearances, while he was still wandering aimlessly through a forest, [[LickedByTheDog a deer came up and nuzzled his hand]]. Doomsday, of course, broke the poor deer's neck. He did the same thing to a bird that landed on his palm.²!!Marvel²** ComicBook/SubMariner aka Namor of course adores ocean life and is much more amicable with sea creatures than ''anything'' that walks on land (with the sole exception of Sue Storm). Though on the {{Squick}} side Namor also has no qualms with getting [[ very personal]] with [[ExtremeOmnisexual all kinds]] aquatic life.²** ComicBook/AntMan, his wife ComicBook/TheWasp and later Scott Lang can summon and they have good relationship with ants of kinds, they often go underground to hives and take rides on them. Though they’re not above sacrificing hundreds of ants in kamikaze attacks or making a makeshift raft with them drowning heaps of ants.²** ComicBook/{{Thor}} cares for animals (e.g his winged Asgardian horse) but in particular he likes frogs due to ComicBook/{{Loki}} turning him into one for an extended period. Afterwards Thor still has lingering connection with the amphibians as [[ he can]] [[ communicate with them]]. ²** ComicBook/SpiderMan while Peter gets on with cats and dogs fine, it's spiders (the origin of his power and namesake) that he has the closest bond with. In one issue [[ he saves a spider from being swatted]] by a lady in a office, though he reportedly ''hates'' pigeons which is typical for a New Yorker. ²** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} zigzags this trope, on one hand he’s killed a lot bears that have attacked him and once used a polar bear's hide as warmth but on the other hand he gets along fantastically with his own namesake animals as well as wolves and dogs. This love for canines stretches stretches back to Wolverine's past where he had pet dog named Callie which Logan adored, then his illegitimate brother slit it's throat to spite him. As an adult Wolverine bonded [[,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/fvfv2diyirxlkiovucyk.jpg with a pack of Wolves]] and lived with them for multiple years until [=WW1=], Wolverine can even [[SuperSenses sense]] animals's feelings which is one of his more bizarre powers.²** Carol Danvers aka ComicBook/MsMarvel-Captain Marvel can be a one violent lady but her [[ love]] for cats shines though her flaws. Especially Carol’s pet [[AlienAnimals Felerken]]-cat Chewy whom she still adores despite learning it’s a actually an AdorableAbomination. A true KindheartedCatLover²** ComicBook/SquirrelGirl is friend to every Squirrel and can summon them at will to attack her foes or foil villain's plans, as ComicBook/DoctorDoom learned [[ the hard way]].²!!Other ²* In ''ComicBook/TheCrow'', Eric Draven is shown with all of the cats living in a tenement happily following him. In an interesting subversion, Eric isn't that knowledgeable about cats--he names one Gabriel, and it turns out he's a she. [[YourTomcatIsPregnant A pregnant she]].²* {{Parodied|Trope}} in ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'', when Katchoo dreams she's a Disney princess, despite being [[{{Tomboy}} unlike]] that in her waking life. She charms birds and chipmunks with her singing for all of a few moments, when the dream turns nightmarish as the animals shun her for [[HarbingerOfImpendingDoom smelling of death]].²* Issue #4 of ''Princess Natasha'' (based on the KOL web cartoon), Natasha uses her talent of communicating with animals to save a passel of zoo animals from the clutches of her evil uncle (who is also principal of the school she attends).²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Strips]]²* Cooch from ''ComicStrip/FootrotFlats'' is described this way from day one, and is notable for even caring about introduced feral animals, which even Australian and New Zealander environmentalists would shoot on sight. He says that somebody's got to care for them. However, he's not a vegetarian, and makes some great cave weta sandwiches.²* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':²** One strip had Garfield [[{{parodied}} parody]] the trope, while relaxing on the farm, where a bunch of cute animals gather around him. He then says: "Creator/WaltDisney, eat your heart out."²** In an early Sunday comic, where he was out expressing that he loves all the animals in the field he was in, and invited them to his home for dinner, much to Jon Arbuckle's shock.²** In another Sunday comic, a bunch of cute woodland creatures gather around Pooky and even a rainbow appears behind them. Disgusted, Garfield says "[[TastesLikeDiabetes That's even too much for me...]] and leaves.²* A series of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strips has Linus taking up the practice of patting birds on the head.²* Zero from ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' loves animals and they love him. He once wouldn't throw away the camouflage he had applied to his fatigues because birds had built a nest in it. Other strips see him feeding birds or squirrels who dance for him in return. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Works]]²* [[{{Flanderization}} This is one of the few canon qualities Fluttershy still has in]] ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic''.²* In ''FanFic/EpicUnicornHistoryTheBeardsOfHarmony'', the GentleGiant Hushbeard is technically Fluttershy with a body of an earth pony stallion.²* In ''Fanfic/WeasleyGirl,'' an AU where Ron Weasley was born a girl, Veronica "Ronnie" Weasley is this, combined with FluffyTamer--according to WordOfGod this being a case of {{Flanderization}} of how animals in [[Franchise/HarryPotter canon]] would occasionally take a liking to Ron for no particular reason, and this tendency was simply brought UpToEleven. Ronnie's penchant for befriending animals does not extend to humans, though; she's got too much of Ron's temper, insensitivity, and [[OpenMouthInsertFoot foot-in-mouth syndrome]] for that. ²* ''Fanfic/IllMetByMoonlight'': Due to his supernatural heritage, Steven possesses a natural magnetism when it comes to animals, strays, and birds following him around. This seems to be a form of vampiric hypnosis that Steven unconsciously emits, unintentionally doing this to the werewolf Amethyst.²* In ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears'', ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} is definitely an animal lover. He buys a goat because he'll not put up with her owner abusing her, refuses to blast a tiger, and is the only one to get along with his ride. The only animals he can't stand are Beast's unholy lab pets.²* Carried over from the [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} source material]], Lydia is this in the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos series]]. It becomes a plot point in later installments.²* In ''Fanfic/AWandForSteven'', Steven is the only character who's friendly demeanor transcends his own house, being happily invited to the other house's tables for lunch.²* Amy in the ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' fic ''Fanfic/FallenAngel'' has a way with (non-FunnyAnimal) animals. Growing up a friendless orphan, she had a lot of free time on her paws and spent it playing with animals.²* [[TheBartender Tapper]] of ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' is a Christian Smurf who is a friend to all animals, preferring to use the power of Jesus when dealing with dangerous creatures such as Azrael and a pack of sharks. This part of the character is so that he could be featured in stories that originally had the adult Nat Smurf from the cartoon show in it, who does not exist because Nat as a character in the series is a Smurfling from Smurfling Island.²* In ''FanFic/FadedBlue'', Steven inherited SpeaksFluentAnimal from his mother Blue Diamond.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Animation]]²* Just about all Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es get a forest scene where she sings and all the animals flock to her, with birds sitting on her hand or shoulder and joining in the song, making them the {{Trope Namer}}s.²** Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} is probably the Ur-example. [[ Watch the scene]] on [=YouTube=], starting around 3:20.²** Briar Rose (Princess Aurora) in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has a host of animal friends that ends up stealing the prince's clothes so they could assemble together as a kind of homemade dream prince.²** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' begins with the heroine's animal friends waking her up in the morning and helping her shower and get dressed. They also make her a dress while she's too busy with her chores, and eventually end up saving the day in the end. In a deleted scene, the Prince was this as well, playing a hunting game with a deer.²** Justified in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel is friend to all living sea critters, especially Flounder. Which makes a certain degree of sense, since her father is Triton, king of the sea and considers all the ocean life, not just merpeople, as his subjects. (In fact, the reason he rails against Ariel visiting "the surface" is because the barbarian humans ''eat fish'' for food.) So, after Ariel is turned into a human by Ursula and goes up top to see Eric, quite a bit of HilarityEnsues when, following "Les Poissons", she nearly gets served Sebastian for dinner.²** Princess Jasmine from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is friendly with birds and a tiger, but they grew up around her, so it's at least justified.²** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': Belle ''tries'' to talk to farm animals, but they don't seem to understand what she's saying, so it's just another reason for the townspeople to think she's insane. Even her trusty horse tries to run away when she's being attacked by wolves. She is at least somewhat friendly with birds, but they abandon her for the Beast when they see he's got more food.²** Disney/{{Pocahontas}} has her raccoon and hummingbird companions; though the weirdest moment is probably during ''Colors of the Wind'', where she helps show John Smith the importance of understanding living creatures by picking up a bear cub in front of its mother.²** Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' has a pet chameleon and manages to befriend [[CoolHorse Maximus]] by simply petting him and cooing over him, although the latter verges on parody with [[DeadpanSnarker Flynn]] expressing disbelief that a trained horse is [[AllAnimalsAreDogs acting like a lovestruck puppy]] with her.²** Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' managed to befriend a group of baby ducks, can tame Hans's horse and even quickly befriended Kristoff's reindeer Sven far easier than the man himself.²* There are so many parodies of these classic Disney moments that they have [[DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce they have their own trope]].²** Subverted in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': the character whom the birds help dress up in the morning is a spoiled, vain show-dog, voiced by Creator/BetteMidler, singing one of her songs of course.²** Johnny Appleseed in ''Disney/MelodyTime''. It helps that he doesn't carry any sort of weapon, but having the ability to ''pet a skunk'' takes a true air of benevolence.²** A male example from Disney; Cody from ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'' is good friends with a lot of animals from the Australian outback, including a kangaroo, some wombats and a giant golden eagle.²** Pictured above: Giselle from AffectionateParody ''{{Film/Enchanted}}'', who's even able to make friends with all the normal pests you might find in New York City (cockroaches, sewer rats, etc.), and charms them into cleaning Robert's apartment (the "Happy Working Song" scene).²* Lilo Pelekai in the ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' franchise is able to befriend most alien creatures, primarily Stitch and many of Jumba's other [[Characters/LiloAndStitchExperiments genetic experiments]], who are mostly animalistic in behavior.²* Parodied in the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', where Princess Fiona sings with a bird... then suddenly kills it with her voice. She then takes and cooks its eggs.²* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' when the princesses commit the jailbreak and raid the castle: Snow White (Creator/AmyPoehler) frolics in the woods, and starts off with a cute little song in front of two talking trees guarding one of the gates to bring a bunch of animals to her. The two trees are quite surprised when she suddenly changes to the opening riff from Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" [[ to make them attack.]]²* Daria from ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndThePea''. She even manages to befriend a bear and name him Balthazar.²* Hiccup in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' becomes this, at least to dragons. He gets to the point that he can win over the trust of virtually any dragon ([[spoiler:except for the humungous ones]]).²** He actually does at least earn the tolerance of [[spoiler: the good Bewilderbeast]] in the second movie, simply by not being an asshole to him or any of his wards. [[spoiler: The Red Death from the first movie is a vicious cannibal that even her own brood is afraid of her, and in the sequel, Hiccup is simply incapable of overriding the sheer amount of abuse the Bad Bewilderbeast had suffered under Drago's command]]. ²** Must be genetic [[spoiler: as Hiccup’s mother Valka unlike of the vikings cared deeply for dragons to point where she refused to return to Berk after being carried off by one and lived among them. Valka is delighted that her son shares her ministrations and eventfully returns home knowing everyone now loves dragons as much as she does. It’s possible Valka is in many ways a ShoutOut to Creator/JaneGoodall.]] ²* Red Puckett in ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', if her song "[[IWantSong Great Big World]]" is any indication. Many of the creatures of the forest know her by her first name, but she is their delivery girl. In that number, there's also a scene where hummingbirds carry her on her bike across a river (the Wolf, who is observing her through the bushes, comments, "Whoa! Creepy!"). After the sour encounter with the Wolf, Red tricks him into falling off a cliff by handing her hooded cloak off to these same hummingbirds. Flippers lampshades it by reassuring Granny that the only thing Red is guilty of is "flying a swarm of hummingbirds without a license". Red is not a ''total'' Friend to All Living Things, though, as she does use physical violence on the Wolf and on Boingo at separate points in the movie.²* Peter in ''The Elm-Chanted Forest'' becomes this way when getting acquainted with the animals.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'':²** Manolo Sanchezs, who refuses to kill bulls and gives Chuy to Maria when they were younger.²** Maria Posada has a strong love for animals and won't stand for the killing of them. As a child she convinces Manolo and Joaquin to help her free a butcher's pigs. Later, the look of dread on her face during the main bullfight is what prompts Manolo to throw down his sword. She also has the "animated girl" ability to draw flocks of birds to her and have them hang around being cute and musical.²** La Muerte. All creatures love her.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* In ''Film/TheMisfits'', Roslyn can't stand it when Gay goes to shoot a rabbit that's eating his vegetable garden, and disapproves of the rodeo when she finds out a flank strap is used to irritate them into bucking. When she finds out that the mustangs are meant for dog food, she loses it.²* Altaira in ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' has this ability, even charming a tiger, until she falls in love with Captain Adams.²* In M. Night Shyamalan's ''Film/LadyInTheWater'', the identifying mark of The Healer is that he/she attracts butterflies.²* The eponymous ''Film/AceVenturaPetDetective'' is a male example of this used straight in a comedy. Animals instinctively know to obey him. He suffered an HeroicBSOD and retreated to a Buddhist monastery when he failed to rescue a raccoon. He's able to get animals to protect him by using baby talk. The only exception is bats, [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes which he absolutely hates]].²* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', ''Velociraptor''-trainer Owen Grady shows genuine care for every dinosaur he encounters and has somehow managed to train four of the most dangerous animals on Earth. He is the [[MoralityChain only person]] the raptor sisters won't kill on sight. However, when it comes to the ''Indominus rex'', even Owen doesn't want anything to do with it. He calls Claire and [=InGen=] out for isolating and mistreating it, and beyond his general suspicion of a novel hybrid, his disgusted dialogue with Claire amounts to "Thanks to you guys, it's too late for anything to make friends with this one."²* Jay from ''{{Film/Okja}}'' says he "holds all creatures dear to [his] heart." Although Nancy may be an exception.²* Layla from ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' can control plants, and her mother can talk to animals.²* There's a running theme in ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' that animals like Theo, even the farm dogs who supposedly hate everyone. He's also the one who manages to get [[spoiler: Kee's baby]] to calm down near the end.²* The title character of ''Film/TheGoldenChild'', a young Buddhist monk with mystical powers.²* One female character in ''Ilya Muromets'' (The Sword and the Dragon) is portrayed this way. In one scene she sings cheerfully, surrounded by forest animals.²* ''Franchise/HarryPotter''²** Rubeus Hagrid a GentleGiant FluffyTamer loves all kinds of creatures and especially ones with massive talons, fangs, scales, and poisonous stings. Hagrid was heartbroken when his Hippogriff buckbeak was put to death in the ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' thus was overjoyed when he escaped and Hagrid was a weeping mess when Aragog his GiantSpider died in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. Hagrid also gets along with domestic animals like his beloved boarhound Fang, looked after Ron's pet rat Scabbers ([[spoiler: Peter Pettigrew was just hiding in Hagrid's hut]]) and Hagrid is one who got Headwig the owl for Harry in the first place.²** Newton Scamander from ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' gives Hagrid a run for his money when it comes to this trope as he is such a FluffyTamer he keeps dozens of superbeasts (some of which are classified as untameable) [[BiggerOnTheInside in his suitcase]] at all times and goes around the globe protecting them from wizards as a Zoologist. The only time we see Newt ''flip out'' in ''Fantastic Beasts'' is when his creatures are taken from him by the American Ministry of Magic, Newt even yells hysterically that they're harmless as he's being pulled away. At one point Newt even Invokes HumansAreTheRealMonsters stating being in New York, his creatures are in danger being surrounded by the most dangerous beasts of all. ²** Luna Lovegood [[ invokes this]] in the ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' with the Thestrals as unlike in the books she literally goes out and feeds them raw meat ''[[BarefootLoon barefoot]]''. ²** Subverted with Gellert Grindelwald, he had small pet Chupacabra that was attached to him in ''Film/FantasticBeastsTheCrimesOfGrindelwald'' but after using it to fight off Aurors [[KickTheDog he hurled the Chupacabra out of the flying carriage]] claiming it was too clingy. ²*** A lot of characters invoke this Harry with Hedwig, Buckbeak, and Fawkes, Ron with Scabbers ([[spoiler: before he learns he's a grown man transformed into a rat]]), Hermione with Crookshanks (she's also activist for Elves, Neville with Trevor his toad and [[GreenThumb assorted magical plants]]. Ginny is also seen with a pet Pygmy Puff. ²* ''Film/IReallyHateMyJob'': What does Suzy do when she spots a rat in the kitchen? Interview it, and ask how its day has been.²* Disney's ''{{Film/Enchanted}}'' plays this very straight in the animated segment before memorably [[DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce parodying]] it in the live-action part - by having her singing charmed vermin in New York City into cleaning Robert's apartment.²* In ''Film/SevenYearsInTibet'' when the Buddhist monks have to build a building in their monastery, they first comb the ground of the would-be construction site in search of earth worms and carry them away to safety.²* A scene in ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' shows Delmar looking at a bunch of butterflies that are landing on him.²* Subverted with the blind woman in the Haters hideout in the ''Film/{{Apocalypse}}'' film series movie ''Revelation'', who by her own admission became a vegetarian not because she loved animals, but because ''she hated plants''.²* In ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'', Ella befriends any animals she meets, including the mice in the cellar or their old family horse. She also saves a stag that the prince is hunting by warning it of his approaching party. [[spoiler:She goes so far as to even forgive ''Lady Tremaine''. To put it in perspective, Lady Tremaine had treated her horribly (especially since the death of her father) for practically the whole film]].²* In the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] Spider-Man and Nick Fury reveal themselves to be [[KindheartedCatLover cat lovers]] in ''Film/SpidermanHomecoming'' and ''Film/{{Captain Marvel|2019}}'' respectively. ²** Mantis from ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' is a straight example, as she finds Rocket adorable right off the bat and as the TheEmpath she cares for pretty much everyone. ²** The Wakandans from ''Film/BlackPanther'' care greatly for their animals such as goats and massive rhinos. ²* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Primrose "Prim" Everdeen. Animals love her. The family cat, Buttercup, only responds positively to her.²* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''²** Wolverine despite being very violent actually plays this trope the best in these movies (likely because he is animalistic himself) from [[ befriending a house cat]] in ''Film/XMen2'' to a [[ massive grizzly bear]] in the ''Film/TheWolverine''. Oh and when that grizzly was mortally wounded by a hunter, Logan put it out his misery and then tracked the hunter down and '''stabbed the arrow the hunter used to kill the bear right into the dumbass's hand'''. It's important to note at this time Wolverine swore he never harm anyone again [[spoiler: since he'd been [[MercyKill forced]] to kill Jean but losing his bear buddy was enough to [[BerserkButton set]] him off]]. ²** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Nina's "friends" [[ are all forest animals]] (especially birds) and her mutant ability allows her to command them. [[spoiler: So it's horribly ironic when she gets a arrow though her and her mother's chest directly because she summoned birds to protect her daddy Magneto from Mutant-haters]]. ²** Professor X has [[ a warming moment]] in ''Film/{{Logan}}'' where he saves bunch of escaped horses from being run over by using his telepathic powers astonishing the farmers who own them. It's also the only time in the movie where we see the old Xavier use his powers in a positive way [[spoiler: and the last time we see him use his powers in general]]. ²* Radagast the Brown in ''Film/TheHobbit'', a wizard that loves all animals and has a deep connection to them.²* ''Film/{{Help}}'': Algernon claims to be this.²--> '''Algernon:''' I work better with animals. They trust me, you see. [[BaitAndSwitch I should have gone into vivisection]].²* Out of the five monks in ''Film/{{Jasminum}}'', three are very friendly for animals: Zdrówko (the monastery cook) feeds them first, then humans, and himself last. Czeremcha keeps adorable fluffy ducklings and Czereśnia takes such pains not to step on ants that he trips and falls.²* The White Queen in ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' is this trope in spades. She's beloved by people, animals, and even furniture. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':²** Cassie gets along swimmingly with all the animals at her farm, and has such affinity for critters that it makes her the best morpher in the group.²** The Pemalites were biologically designed to be a PlanetOfHats for this trope.²* The Barre family gift in ''Literature/AnnalsOfTheWesternShore'' gives its holder the potential to be this. It's often used to call animals so they can be hunted more easily, but Gry refuses to use it for that purpose and remains squarely within this trope.²* Stephen Maturin in the ''Aubrey-Maturin'' series; almost any animal immediately takes to him, including sloths, wombats, dogs, cats, orangutans and aardvarks, usually with hilarious results. The only exception is a llama.²* In Anne Bishop's ''Literature/BlackJewels'' trilogy, [[MessianicArchetype Jaenelle]], being made up of both human and animal dreams, is the catalyst for the reconciliation of the kindred and Blood when she convinces the kindred to open their realms again.²* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Troy had an uncanny skill to work with animals, despite not having done so for years. [[spoiler:He has a telepathic ability to communicate with the enhanced animals.]]²* In ''Literature/ACollegeOfMagics'', Menary has elements of this, but her affinity is mostly with dangerous predators, and she's an all-round nasty piece of work.²* ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'': In "Literature/BeyondTheBlackRiver," "Zogar boasted that he could summon wild beasts to do his bidding." Then, he inverts just about all the other traits usually associated with it.²* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Prince Ranier. Menelaus realizes that he should have realized [[spoiler:that he was dead]] when he saw a mural of an attack from their starship: the prince would never have countenanced it for any reason.²* Franchise/CthulhuMythos:²** Subverted with Nyarlatothep, who is described as having wild beasts licking his hands, and in some [=RPGs=] based on the mythos, it is specifically mentioned that no animal can attack him. This is probably related to his unnatural charisma and has some effect on people too (he tends to gather a large following wherever he goes). He's the [[MagnificentBastard exact]] [[EldritchAbomination opposite]] of sweet and innocent.²** Played somewhat straight in ''The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath'', where Randolph Carter befriends the cats living in the dream world. He aids them on several occasions, and is aided by them in return.²* In ''Literature/TheDarkArtifices'' is the [[{{Nephilim}} shadowhunter]] Tiberius Blackthorn. He has the ability to make even wild animals quickly trusting, and to be touched and taken away by him, much to the chagrin of his older brother Julian.²* Subverted in Literature/DarkestPowers with Derek, who tends to send animals into screaming fits of rage or fear just by being within a fifty foot radius of them. He explains this to Chloe as, being that he’s a werewolf, the animals see a human but smell something entirely different, which makes them nervous. It’s still hilarious when he mentions that a Chihuahua randomly attacked him at one point and took a chunk out of his hand, though.²* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':²** Subverted in ''Discworld/MovingPictures''. When sending for a new archchancellor, the wizards select Ridicully the Brown on the note that he loves nature and speaks to animals and assume that he will be very naive and easy to murder because of this trope. Turns out, he's an avid hunter, his speaking involves yelling at birds to shut up, and damn near impossible to kill to boot. He single handedly stops the University's tradition of KlingonPromotion. It is said that he does a lot for rare animals, mainly, keeping them rare.²** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'' the population of the local forest, carnivore and herbivore alike, shows up on Granny Weatherwax's front lawn, in an attempt to silently guilt her into [[spoiler:getting a new king of Lancre]]. Subverted in that her response is to say, "I don't know what's going on, but when it wears off, some of you buggers better be quick on your feet or you'll be lunch."²** Likewise, Granny's practice of leaving out food for animals she's Borrowed: it's the sort of thing this trope would do, but she'd never admit it's for ''any'' reason other than equitable payment for the temporary use of their senses. In fact, it's kind of an insight into her character; given the option, she'd just Borrow and be done with it, because she doesn't much like anyone, person or animal, but obligations are pretty central to how she works.²** Geoffrey in ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'' is a straight example; a strict vegetarian who hates the idea of hurting any living creature, he has a keen insight into animals and an amazing calming effect on them. Including humans.²* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'': In her first appearance, the gardener of Eden is surrounded by friendly nature. She lightly stands on yellow and red flowers, the birds sing a perfect harmony with the leaves, and the trees blow in the breeze lightly enough to keep the peace of Matilda's garden. Matilda's a heavenly Persephone and an uncorrupted Eve, which is why its so strange that the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman is the wise and militant Beatrice.²* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', some of the heroic characters show traces of this. Ward is very good with horses, and manages to befriend the fierce stallion that killed his father. Oreg even befriends and ''talks'' to a rat-like species of ... ship vermin. [[spoiler: Both agree that the Basilik the villain used against them is a beautiful creature, but should better be kept behind bars, so to speak. Their ability to befriend wildlife is limited.]] It may have something to do with the fact that they both have dragon blood, dragons in this setting being sentient creatures that can communicate with humans ... why would that ability be limited to humans? ²* This is a mixed blessing for Una in ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'': On the one hand, an army of forest critters save her from being raped by Sansloy, but then they practically kidnap her and force her to stay with them so they can worship her until she's rescued by Satyrane.²* Ilya in ''Literature/FirebirdLackey''. He's willing to eat meat, of course, but he immediately saves a nightingale from an evil water spirit and a fox from an unfortunate tree.²%%* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Literature/{{Freckles}}'', Freckles. It mitigates [[LonersAreFreaks the effect of solitude on him.]]²%%-->''He began filling it with handfuls of wheat from his pockets. In a swarm the grain-eaters arose around him as a flock of tame pigeons. They perched on his arms and the cap, and in the stress of hunger, forgetting all caution, a brilliant cock cardinal and an equally gaudy jay fought for a perching-place on his head''²* ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'' has a RareMaleExample in Robin. Animals love him, and his very presence seems to give them a high - which ends up being a tad problematic when he has to go board a ferry and the bomb-sniffing dogs are overjoyed to be in his presence.²* Katie Welker is friends with and telepathically communicates with a neighbor's cat in ''The Girl with Silver Eyes'' by Willo Davis Roberts.²* Gnomes, as detailed in the 1977 bestseller ''Literature/{{Gnomes}}'', are a whole race that fits the Trope, seeing as they [[SpeaksFluentAnimal speak fluent Animal]]. They usually help animals in trouble, and are trusted by them. There are a few exceptions, however; [[CatsAreMean they don't like cats]] and they have trouble getting along with polecats, rats, and similar animals. ²* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars The Gods of Mars]]'', Thuvia can tame with her words the banths that seriously threatened the combined forces of John Carter and Tars Tarkas.²* Beorn in the ''Literature/TheHobbit'' is a NatureHero and [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent WereBear]] who keeps many animals on his plantations, all of whom directly serve with the animal speaking Beorn. Beorn is a vegetarian, doesn't use anything made from dead animals, and lives off a diet of honey and cream from his huge bees. The only animals Beorn will kill are the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil innately evil]] Wargs/Wolves, those animals Beorn will kill and skin without hesitation.²* Prim in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. She brought home her cat Buttercup, who only likes ''her'', as a mangy, worm-infested stray (Katniss wanted to drown him), adores her goat, Lady (Katniss prefers to think of her as a source of milk and money), and utterly failed at learning to hunt because she would cry over and want to heal any animal that Katniss shot.²* A minor example in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy''. The novice Liliane looks after the animals of the monastery and its visitors. The main characters' horses trail faithfully after her when she meets them and seem to prosper in her care. It's implied that at some point she suffered a head injury and is "simple" because of it; one character describes her as being touched by the gods.²* In Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'', heroine Sara Crewe befriends and tames the rat who lives in her attic.²* In Colleen [=McCullough=]'s ''Literature/MastersOfRome'' series has a badass male example. Quintus Sertorius, a renegade Roman general and brilliant tactician possess an uncanny ability to attract and tame wild animals (including an eagle at one point.) A barbarian tribe even considers him a servant of the gods after observing him feed a skittish albino fawn from his hand.²* In Creator/RudyardKipling's story "[[ The Miracle of Purun Bhagat]]" from ''Literature/TheSecondJungleBook'', the title character renounces his worldly goods and becomes a holy man, befriending all of the animals that live in the hills near his shrine.²* Sings-To-Trees in Literature/NineGoblins. The other elves might ''pretend'' they are, but who gets stuck with a problematic unicorn birth or a leaky troll at ungodly hours?²* In ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'', JerkWithAHeartOfGold Mauricio Babilonia is always followed around by swarms of yellow butterflies.²* In Jim C Hines's Literature/ThePrincessSeries, Danielle ("Cinderwench") is often underestimated because she has no obvious skills or magic. However, she can speak to animals and strongly persuade them to agree with her. Beyond that, animals simply like her, and will help her out even if she doesn't ask for (or want) their help.²* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero in Hell]]'', Calvin remembers Miranda being like this, as a child, singing to an orchid to make it grow. Mephisto's staff summons creatures but does not make them obedient. Mephisto manages by friendliness.²* Aretzes in A.L. Phillips's Literature/TheQuestOfTheUnaligned become this as one facet of their earth magic. For example, Karetzina of Brighthollow keeps six badgers: Diamond, Jasper, Opal, Beryl, Amber, and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Lord Broccoli]]. This is extremely important, as Alaric learns to his great frustration.²* The ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series has any fairy that has to do with animals, especially the Pet Fairies, Ocean Fairies, Magical Animal Fairies, and Animal Rescue Fairies. By proxy, Rachel and Kirsty are this too.²* Subverted in ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', where Ford Prefect stands alone in a field, smiling serenely. A deer comes up and rubs against him, whereupon Ford immediately reaches out and breaks its neck. He attributes the effect to "pheromone control" and notes, "You just need to emit the right smell". Ford learned the technique from a couple of ex-Pralite Monks, whose devotional training gives them amazing mental control. It's specifically mentioned that ''most'' Pralite Monks leave the order "just after finishing their devotional training and just before taking their final vows to remain locked in small metal boxes for the rest of their lives."²* Her other classic children's novel, ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'', has two gender-flipped examples: Ben Weatherstaff, who is good friends with the robin who leads Mary to the garden, and Dickon, who has tamed darn-near every creature on the moor.²* Beren, a hero in Tolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', is helped by forest animals to avoid capture by Morgoth's troops, and converts to vegetarianism out of gratitude. Also the wizard Radagast the Brown, he even is mentioned to have fail his mission because he loved animal too much which distracted him from fighting Sauron. ²* Rosie, the heroine of Creator/RobinMcKinley's Literature/SleepingBeauty novel ''Spindle's End'', has the fairy-given ability to communicate with animals. Later, when she discovers that she's actually the country's missing princess (not a spoiler since the reader knows it from the get-go), the animals around her are shocked by the revelation, but immediately determine that "if she is a princess, then she is ''our'' princess."²* Another RareMaleExample in ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'' with Eli and spirits. His success as a thief comes from the fact that spirits absolutely adore him and will bend over backwards to do what he asks them for, and he's friends with them in turn.²* In [[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Gary Larson's]] ''There's a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm's Story'', most of the book is the worm's father telling him a story about a human girl who is a clueless {{Deconstruction}} of the trope and it ends with the the moral that loving nature is different from knowing it.²* In the Litereature/TortallUniverse by Creator/TamoraPierce:²** Veralidaine Serrasri of ''Literature/TheImmortals'' gets along famously with animals of all kind right from the start of the story. Somewhat unusually, she does admit to playing favorites with some species (bats and wolves) and disliking others (chickens, who she finds [[TooDumbToLive offensively stupid]]). It turns out her Wild Magic has something to do with it, making animals see her as one of them even before she can control it. [[spoiler: And it turns out to go even further than that - of course she and animals will love each other, she's basically a nature demigoddess.]]²** Keladry of ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' has no wild magic, but she has a habit of taking in strays and nursing injured animals even before she goes to the palace for knight training. Once she gets ''there'', the animals become companions and quasi-sentient helpers because Daine's proximity has made them more intelligent and therefore inclined to assist their benefactor.²* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Erowin is introduced by calling out TheProtagonist for attacking a scary creature, because that scary creature was caught in a poacher's trap. She dislikes violence even more than her TechnicalPacifist big sister. ²* ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'':²** Boots has this as her her [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower 'superpower']], even extending to the creepy-crawly ones.²** Vikus is one of a very few Underland humans who would willingly work with a rat.²* Lissa Dragomir from ''Literature/VampireAcademy''. She loves animals and they love her. She has her roommate's cat cozying up to her, and heals a raven. [[spoiler:That is why Victor and Natalie Dashkov brutalize animals -- to see if she can work her spirit magic on them. Unfortunately they tend to be beyond help when she finds them, and the one time they're not beyond help Rose stops her from healing them]].²%%* In ''Literature/WhosAfraidOfBoomer'', Boomer's life goal seems to become this. [[spoiler:He succeeds.]]²* Justified for Francis Sandow in two novels [[spoiler:and a short story]] by Creator/RogerZelazny, but only for animals he's designed, on the planets he's created. When a lizard is momentarily frightened of him in one book, it shows he's entering enemy territory.²%%* Jon in Alexander Key's ''The Forgotten Door'' is shown to be this to deer and a dangerous dog. He communicates with them telepathically. ²%%* Tia in Alexander Key's ''Escape to Witch Mountain'' is this to a pair of bears and a cat. She communicates with them telepathically, too.²%%* Sarah Gibb makes Literature/{{Rapunzel}} this in her picture book. [[spoiler:which does explain how she, and the blinded prince, survived in the wilderness; the WoodlandCreatures helped.]]²%%* Margret Lechow is this to her landlady's cat (who never lets strangers touch him, but allows Margret to do so when they meet) and various farm animals in ''The Ark'', by Margot Benary-Isbert.²%%* Molly Utterback in Creator/UrsulaVernon's novel ''Literature/CastleHangnail''. Among others, she befriends bats, moles, a donkey...²%%* Savannah Drysdale from the ''Literature/{{Swindle}}'' series.²%%* Played straight in "Wildwood Boys" by James Carlos Blake. Bloody Bill Anderson is this to horses and dogs. ²%%* The gnomes from Literature/BaldmoneySneezewortDodderAndCloudberry, especially Dodder.²* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Kaylana is always very concerned for the wellbeing of animals she encounters, far more than she is toward humans or other sapients, and relates to their concerns generally. In turn, they're drawn to her and will help Kaylana in various ways. It's {{downplayed}}, and due to her power as a {{druid}}.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* Radar from ''Series/{{MASH}}''. The 4077's company clerk had lots of guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, and the like as pets (including at least one goat), and took excellent care of them, despite being close to the front lines in a war. His deeds involving animals have included taming a wild horse (which became Col. Potter's pet, Sophie) and saving a lamb from slaughter by ''getting it a military discharge''.²%%** Private Charles Lamb.²* This was subverted in an episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' in which Willow lures a fawn to her in the forest... and she then slaughters it to collect its blood for the rite which will raise Buffy from the dead.²* Played straight with ''Series/{{Angel}}'' who despite being a amoral vampire for most of his life, protects animals as well as humans [[TheAtoner when he has a soul]]. In series 4 episode "Orpheus" Angel saves a puppy from getting hit by a car to absolute fury of his evil alter-ego [[EnemyWithin Angelus]] and amusement of Faith, early in series 2 of Angel "Judgment" he bonds with a horse he has joust against a demon warrior with.²* An episode of Jim Henson's ''Series/TheStoryteller'' called "Sapsorrow" showed the titular princess having this power. The episode was based on the German folk tale "Allerleirauh" and featured Princess Sapsorrow having her coat made by all her animal friends.²* ''Series/TheGoodies''. After Tim Brooke-Taylor becomes [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]] (his right foot has swollen from walking around the sides of mountains, looking for legendary creatures) he retreats to the wild (so people will stop laughing themselves to death over the sight of his enormous foot) and becomes friends to all the animals, who join him in a rendition of the "Bigfoot" theme song.²* Subverted in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', where Cameron says this line after attempting to get a bird to land on her.²-->'''Cameron:''' Goodbye bird. There's a 51% chance I wouldn't have killed you.²* The Janitor from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' becomes one of these when he starts wearing a baby blue uniform. While he switches back to gray to regain his "fearitude", he's later shown wearing it off duty, and surrounded by birds again.²* Vince Noir from ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' can talk to animals and is referred to as Mowgli in Flares--although he often "squanders" his gift by talking to the animals at the zoo about Gary Numan and and dressing the lion up as Adam Ant. Sometimes his boundless charisma does prove useful, however.²-->'''Howard:''' What about the polar bear?\²'''Vince:''' Oh, we got on.\²'''Howard:''' You don't "get on" with a polar bear!\²'''Vince:''' We did, we just clicked!²* ''Series/{{Carrusel}}'' has a male example. Mario Ayala has a German Shepherd and a rabbit. He had also found a stray dog that he was fond of- but returned him to the righteous owner, who then gave him the German Shepherd.²* Sookie from ''Series/TrueBlood''. Right in the first episode she is licked by a stray dog and her grandma's cat is shown purring in her arms while she's having a dream.²* Subverted in the TV Series ''Soap'', the leader of the "Sunnies" (in-show parody of the "Moonies") is a "Lover of All Things, but [he] hate[s] mint tea."²* The title character of ''Series/TheLifeAndTimesOfGrizzlyAdams'' was like this. Some of the more aggressive predators are the exception, but Adams' grizzly bear companion, Ben, is able to deal with them.²* Snow White in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', for obvious reasons. ²* In the ''Series/TheCharmings'', the Prince returns home and notices how clean their house is:²-->'''Prince Eric:''' Had the animals in again?²* A weird case happened in ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''. A MonsterOfTheWeek named Waspicable was an ugly, bee-like creature who could blow things up with eye-beams... Who also loved flowers, animals, and children. Clearly, he [[MinionWithAnFInEvil wasn't cut out to be a bad guy]], and it showed.²* A male example is given in ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' with Cole: a boy raised by a jungle tribe who has the ability to communicate with animals. Naturally he tries to be friends with everyone he meets, including the Org monsters during his second battle, but to no avail when he realizes orgs do not have hearts.²* ''Series/WhiteCollar'': Interestingly enough, Neal Caffrey has a soft spot for kids and animals, and as much as people try, he's too charismatic for most of them to resist.²* ''Series/MacGyver1985'': Shown in "Eagles", when Mac fights some poachers who shot down a mother eagle, than at the end of the episode, saves its three babies still in their eggs.²* Musashi Haruno from ''Series/UltramanCosmos'', a MartialPacifist who hopes that some day humans and {{kaiju}} will be able to coexist peacefully, as he believes that giant monsters have the right to live in peace so long as they don't deliberately disrupt the peace of other beings. Cosmos himself thinks the same way, which is probably why he picked Musashi as his human host. In fact they've even successfully befriended a few of the monsters they've subdued over the course of the series.²* ''Series/UltramanX'' gives us Musashi's SpiritualSuccessor in Daichi Oozora, who has many of the same dreams and ideals -- also shared by his titular Ultra. Since most of the kaiju in the series are normally in SleepModeSize, Daichi and X keep them in that form and work towards bonding with the creatures and eventually reviving them to their full size.²* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' gives us Amaya Jiwe. A woman with the ability to harness the abilities of and communicate with animals thanks to the totem she wears around her neck. She even manages to calm a rampaging T-Rex at one point, and an angry, giant telepathic gorilla at another point.²* ''Series/WonderWoman'': Wonder Woman talks with dogs and birds several times. In "The Girl from Ilandia", she gives telepathic commands to the eponymous Ilandian's rescued dog, Tiger. He is apparently imbued by Wonder Woman with the intelligence to understand fairly complex orders and carry them out. Tiger even tracks down [[SecretIdentity Diana Prince]] rather than Wonder Woman, [[TheNoseKnows although he did it by scent]].²--> '''Wonder Woman:''' Tiger, you take care of her and if she's in trouble you come and find me. Understand?²--> '''Tiger:''' ''barks (and later carries out these orders to the letter)'' ²* ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'': Elly May Clampett is an OutdoorsyGal from the Ozarks who can effortlessly befriend any animal, from deer to eagles and {{bears|AreBadNews}}. She can even convince a bird and a cat to get along, although she has mixed results in convincing her animal friends to play nice with her human family.²* ''Series/YediYuz'': Gökçe of "Biyolojik Saat" has a soft spot for cats, but loves all animals and goes out of her way to help those in need. She quickly demonstrates her aptitude for understanding animals when she captures and calms a perturbed kitty in Metin's apartment.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Music]]²* Within Temptation's "In Perfect Harmony" is a textbook example, apart from the subject being male.²* ''Close to You'' by The Carpenters.²-->''Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near?\²Just like me, they long to be close to you.''²* Ben Fold's Five's "Kate" plays on this trope, to an admittedly exaggerated effect:²-->''She plays "Wipeout" on the drums,\²The squirrels and the birds come\²Gather 'round to sing the guitar''²** And later, "And you can see the daisies in her footsteps," and "She never gets wet; she smiles and it's a rainbow."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Myths & Religion]]²* ''Literature/TheBible'':²** [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus of Nazareth]] is the foremost example, as he was without sin and was Crucified for the sins of all mankind, to make it possible for them to reunited with [[GodIsGood their Father in Heaven.]]²** Jesus is also frequently associated with children and animals. Both as a child, with the barnyard animals in the manger, extending to adulthood, where He is often depicted caring for sheep, to drive the shepherd metaphor home. ²** Noah managed to get two of every species of every animal to get onto a giant ship and to live peacefully with each other for forty days and forty nights.²* Saint Francis of Assisi, according to legend. (Next to Buddha, he might be the most commonly featured figure in garden statues.)²* And Saint Martin of Porres. He's often represented with a dog, a cat, a bird and a mouse... that eat peacefully from the same dish placed at the saint's statue's feet.²* And St. Anthony and the fishes, St. Aegidius with the doe, St. Raymond Nonnatus with cats, St. Kevin of Glendalough with the blackbird nesting in his hand, St. Jerome and the lion, St. Gall with the bear, St. Agnes and the lamb -- this is a ''very'' common trait in hagiology.²* Contrary to common belief, Francis of Assisi is not the ''only'' patron saint of animals. [[ There are also]] Anthony of Padua (represented alongside birds), Anthony the Abbott, Nicholas of Tolentino and Blaise. [[ More info here]].²* The most well-known tenet of Jainism is veneration of all life, no matter how small. Jainists are known for gently sweeping the ground in front of them as they walk, so as to avoid accidentally stepping on insects or other small animals.²* In the Myth/NartSagas, Warzemeg assists a number of creatures on his quest to rescue Psatina: an injured hawk, a trapped wolf, a stranded catfish, and baby birds threatened by a snake. For his kindness, [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe they promise to return the favor when he calls]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Photography]]²* A postcard sold in the [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Third Reich]] shows UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler feeding two roe deers (animals proverbial for their shyness), captioned [[ "Der Führer als Tiefreund"]] ("The Führer as a friend to the animals"). The picture was taken around 1936 by Hitler's official photographer Heinrich Hoffmann.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Podcasts]]²* Magnus of ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance'' is absolutely nuts about animals, especially dogs. He also shows serious reluctance every time he needs to kill an animal, even in self defence. He even hesitates to harm a [[spoiler: Hunger-corrupted rhinoceros, which is essentially a mindless mass of destructive energy that was once an animal.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':²** The Ranger and (especially) Druid classes have a version of this ability, animal empathy, but they definitely don't have to be innocent or naive.²** The Binder class from ''Tome of Magic'' in the 3.5 rules has a vestige that grants an even better ability more in keeping with this trope. Animals start with a default attitude of friendly toward the Binder when this vestige is bound. Animal Empathy, by contrast, requires a check.²** A subversion can be found in the 2E ''AD&D'' monster-books, which describe how ordinary rats or mice will emerge from hiding because they're drawn to a wererat's presence, timidly following the lycanthrope around. ''D&D'' wererats, as it happens, are Always Lawful Evil and are Friends to Nobody.²** An 2E issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' introduced the liminals, a race of {{Half Human Hybrid}}s descended from water elementals with the power to befriend marine animals, especially dolphins.²** The ''Book of Exalted Deeds'' supplement for v3.5 has the prestige class "Apostle of Peace", which is this trope. It gets a lot of neat abilities, but it can't kill ''any living thing''. The entry mentions how most apostles drink their water through a strainer to avoid swallowing any bugs.²** Vow of Peace is a Feat related to this class. It's very hard to maintain, but the benefits are incredible. Someone with this Feat is very hard to hurt; weapons shatter against her skin, and most destructive magic cannot harm her. However, not only can she not harm living things, she cannot condone an ally doing so; if one ''does'' against her wishes, she weeps, and her tears inflict a slight curse on the one causing the harm. The fact that this includes the character's allies (in other words, the rest of the party) means that such characters [[TheScrappy tend to be unpopular]].²** One ''very'' ironic example is Vlad Drakov, the Darklord of Falkovnia in the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' campaign. While Drakov is a cruel tyrant with no concern for ''human'' life, he is a skilled falconer, and cannot bear to see his birds being hurt. ²** Fey in general in the game are like this, but especially nymphs. One edition states that wildlife love them ''so'' much that they forget their instincts as far as predator and prey are concerned, and animals who are natural enemies gather together with each other simply to flock around the nymph to be petted and caressed. ²* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': [[TheFairFolk Raksha]] with a very high Cup Grace are this trope. And it's not even a mental compulsion. But of course, like everything Raksha, it's all fake.²* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'':²** The Animal Empathy advantage gives this quality.²** ''TabletopGame/GURPSSupers'' -- The superheroine Lynx in the supplement ''Supertemps''. She SpeaksFluentAnimal too.²* Deconstructed in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' by Nurgle, Chaos god of love and decay. Nurgle loves ''every'' living thing, equally, including maggots, viruses, and plague causing bacteria. Sentient creatures are simply outnumbered by several order of magnitude, ''[[BodyHorror and make for such nice homes to all the rest]]''.²** Played straight in ''TabletopGame/{{WarhammerFantasy}}'' with Alarielle, Everqueen of the High Elves, who's probably the kindest and gentlest soul in all of Warhammer. Justified in that she's also the Priestess of Isha, the Elven MotherNature. The only exceptions of her kindness are [[MadeOfEvil undead and demons]].²* ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'': everything becomes like this within the confines of the 3e Locust Court, which can end very badly when you leave if you, say, picked up a disease that your body refused to harm. Characters who want to get in on this outside said Chancel can probably get by using the Afflictions system, which allows for things such as "Animals like me (3)", which means that miracles will periodically surround the character with cheerful and happy deer and whatnot, and you will get three miracle points whenever your entourage gets you into trouble.²* The ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card [[ Beloved Chapllain]] is this in both flavor and function.²* In ''TabletopGame/TalesFromTheFloatingVagabond'', characters with the Doolittle Effect can instantly befriend all but the most aggressive animals. The downside is that animals tend to follow the PC around, seeking their attention and affection.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Theater]]²* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', Ash is friends to all Pokemon. His memories and pure heart even [[spoiler:wreck Giovanni's plan by giving [=MechaMew2=] knowledge of love and right and wrong]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' has three characters like this, [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope except all of them turn out to be the culprits in their respective cases]]]].²** Acro is constantly loved and flapped around by birds. These birds even attack Phoenix when [[spoiler:he starts accusing Acro of murdering the ringmaster (he did, but [[MurderByMustake he was aiming for someone else]])]]. The birds desert Acro when he's at his most intense, but come back afterward.²** In the third game, [[WomanInWhite Dahlia Hawthorne]] is similarly accompanied by a trio of butterflies most of the time. [[spoiler:Said butterflies ''explode'' when Dahlia's [[ManipulativeBastard true nature]] is revealed.]]²** The second ''Investigations'' game has Souta Sarushiro/[[FanTranslation Simon Keyes]], an animal tamer from the same circus as Acro. His complete and utter love for the animals around him convince everyone - [[TheHero Edgeworth]] included - that he's innocent of the murder in the prison. He’s the client for the second case, so Edgeworth has to defend him. [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBastard It's all a facade]]. He despises the animals and every human except for a single assassin, and his breakdown at the very end of the game reflects that with all the animals beating him up.]]²** Played straight with a defendant and heroic [[TheCutie cutie]] Sasha Buckler from Dual Destinies. She adores every creature and has a sweet bond with the whale, which she adorably sings to sea shanties, uses an anchor shaped whistle to issue tricks to her whale, and even wears arm floats when she can swim. Also played straight with her equally pretty predecessor, Azura Summers who is shown using a whistle to sing with her whale friend. Then there's [[spoiler: her boyfriend who is another seemingly NiceGuy culprit. Of course there's the fact he never actually killed the victim and the supposed murder was a total accident. So in a sense he's somewhat DoubleSubverted.]]²* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':²** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'': The ghost in the Sacred Grove is seen playing his ocarina for group of forest animals, who disappears if Link goes near him; causing the animals to scatter.²** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' had Saria. Though she was from Kokiri Village, she could often be found deep in the surrounding forest, [[ChekhovsGun near the Forest Temple]], where she teaches Link her song. She explains that it allows her to communicate with the spirits in the forest and also allows her to speak to him telepathically. Which how she learns [[spoiler: of the disturbance in the Forest Temple when she finally awakens as the Forest Sage, 7 years later]].²** How could we overlook Malon the EnsembleDarkHorse also from Ocrina? Malon the ranch girl adores the horses under her keep and even endures Ingo’s tyranny because she fears he’ll hurt the horses. Malon the only other character besides Link who can tame Epona.²** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', [[DoesNotLikeShoes Ilia]] is essentially an {{expy}} of Saria (or Malon), and despite being the Mayor's daughter, she [[NatureLover spends more of her time in the surrounding forest]], rather than Ordon Village. She's portrayed as selfless and giving: from tending to Link's horse (Epona) for him, to saving Prince Ralis when she found him collapsed in the road leading to Hyrule Castle Town.²** Gulley, the young son of the blacksmith from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' is often confused as to why his wild animal friends tend to run away whenever anyone else approaches them. This is fitting, as he's an {{expy}} of the flute boy from ''A Link to the Past''. ²** Link is a male example. Most of the time it just means he's good at taming potential steeds (the Crimson Loftwing, Epona), but some animals will also willingly come up to him more than others (Twilight Princess). This can be explained by how he has the [[EmeraldPower Triforce of Courage; Farore, the Goddess of Courage, created the lifeforms that inhabit Hyrule.]]²* Amaterasu, the main character in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', takes this to the logical extreme. Not only do animals adore her, but she also makes [[FertileFeet flowers bloom wherever she steps]]. She's a PhysicalGod though, so it only makes sense. Nor is it one-sided -- she will stop any time, anywhere, to feed the animals she encounters on her travels, whether rabbits or tigers. And when you make flowers bloom near animals, they get hearts over their head and run over to Amaterasu to nuzzle up to her.²* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':²** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Aerith Gainesborough is a [[{{subverted}} subversion]], as she was originally portrayed as being streetwise and spunky, to contrast her [[GirlyGirl outwardly feminine appearance.]] But as ''"The Compilation"'' was expanded on, her character was [[{{retcon}} retroactively changed]] to being portrayed as innocent and saintly, to where she ultimately becomes the BigGood, who prevents [[BigBad Sephiroth]] and [[CoDragons his Remnants]] from tainting the planet's Lifestream.²** Guy, from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', is a lumbering giant of a man... who speaks squirrel, is pure of heart, and has stats that make him an ideal White Mage.²** Lenna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', to the point that she steps on poisonous plants to rescue the wind drake. She became this after [[spoiler: learning that her mother was sick, and could only be cured by the tongue of a wind drake, which would kill it. In the end, she chose to keep the wind drake alive, ''if'' you decided to do so; if not, the King shows up to stop her]].²*** To a lesser extent, Krile--she's able to ''speak'' with every sentient being, but she doesn't go to the extremes that Lenna does.²** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', this seems to be the case with Relm, who becomes instant friends with Shadow's RightHandAttackDog, Interceptor. It may be subverted, however, if Interceptor is simply picking up on the fact that [[spoiler:Relm may be Shadow's daughter.]] Then again, she managed to make [[GoldfishPoopGang Ultros]] go "D'AWWWW" and let her paint his portrait while he was in the middle of attacking your party.²* In ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' if you get your good rating high enough, butterflies start flying around you. If you get your evil rating high enough, flies do the same.²* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love]]''[='=]s Diana has a specific bond to birds; they flock to her and she can't stand to see them harmed, and faints when served Fried Chicken at a Harlem Church. Coqulicot from the third game lives in a circus and has this sort of relationship with the animals under her care.²* Erana from the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series is a powerful mage whose goodly influence you will come into contact with throughout all of the games. Several gardens have sprung up wherever her magic is at work, causing animals to gather and exerting an influence of calm and purity over everything.²* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'':²** Subverted with druidic races like Night Elves, Tauren, and Furbolgs. They're at one with nature, but in a [[Disney/TheLionKing Circle of Life]] way - they take pride in hunting, as it's their role in the food chain.²%%** Taken to the point of parody by Mylune, the dryad in Mount Hyjal.²** In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', there is a Druid only glyph by the name of "Glyph of Charm Woodland Creature", which "Allows the Druid to befriend an ambient creature, which will follow the Druid for 1 hour."²* Fia from ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'' is a prime example of this. She refuses to eat meat, which becomes very annoying during boss battles since you can only equip four items.²* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':²** Reimu Hakurei, the main protagonist, has shown to feed wild animals by hand, summon birds via whistle, and when the fairies tried to trick her into walking into a lake fish spontaneously formed a bridged under her feet.²** Satori Komeiji. Thanks to her ability [[{{Telepathy}} to read minds]], all animals love her since she can understand them. Of course, that same ability makes her feared by humans and youkai [[MindOverManners who don't like having their mind read like an open book]].²** Kasen Ibara, the one-armed, horned hermit, has several exotic pets, and handles all animals well.²* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'':²** B.B. Hood is a funny case--plants sprout around her, and butterflies and moles like her far more than is normal, but she does ''not'' get along with wolves. (It should be noted that she has a lot of "cute" traits and a [[EnfanteTerrible less-than-cute personality]].)²** Played even more bizarrely with Huitzil/Phobos, the local killer robot who shows to be quite fond of birds, squirrels and kids.²* Mono from ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''. She's got the birds and fawn and everything. Even the squirrel looking up at her.²* The "Animal Friend" perk in VideoGame/{{Fallout}} makes you this (somewhat). The first rank of it makes it so animal enemies won't attack you. The second makes animals attack enemies (except other animals, which they already do anyway making the 2nd rank practically useless).²* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':²** N from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', a male example and [[spoiler:probably a deconstruction, as he was deliberately conditioned into this through brainwashing and social maladjustment by Ghetsis]]. He never uses the same team of Pokemon twice, because he doesn't even capture them: he makes friends with wild Pokemon that can be found in the area and asks them to battle for him. [[SpeaksFluentAnimal He also has the ability to understand what Pokémon say]]. He then releases them afterward. In the sequels, ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', it is possible to obtain the Pokemon N released for yourself, and they all have maximum happiness. He also states in the sequels that he wants to use his abilities to become a mediator between humans and Pokémon.²** In ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'', [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Aether Foundation President]] [[AntiVillain Lusamine]] is shown to be this, as she displays a nicer and friendlier personality as opposed to [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon the original games.]] However, like N, she's also shown to be a more [[WellIntentionedExtremist extreme example]], as she still plans to use Cosmog to open the Ultra Wormhole and enter Ultra Space, [[AdaptationalHeroism but now it's only to stop Necrozma from stealing Alola's light,]] [[AdaptedOut not because of an obsession with Ultra Beasts.]] [[PetTheDog She even thanks Lillie for taking care of Cosmog and appreciates Gladion's concerns about her disappearing forever]] [[spoiler:like their father, Mohn, did.]] She's not even a SoreLoser this time as she [[CombatCompliment compliments the player for]] [[WorthyOpponent becoming so strong on their Island Challenge]] [[GracefulLoser when they defeat her.]] Best of all, she even makes a genuine HeelFaceTurn after Necrozma is dealt with, [[HeelRealization realizing how much she hurt Cosmog and her children]] [[JerkassRealization and how Solgaleo/Lunala has been weakened from]] [[FusionDance being fused with Necrozma for so long,]] and vows to be a better mother to her children from now on without interfering in their affairs.²** In a sense, all the player characters in the games could count, since every Pokemon that can be obtained in the games can easily become a potential ally. Something that doesn't seem to come as easily for NPC characters.²* Morgan [=LeFlay=] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland''. Not only does she like monkeys, but she also loves cute {{p|irateParrot}}arrots, especially one that is made of pyrite, which she says she'll keep as a souvenir once she's done with Guybrush. It is revealed in Chapter 3 that Santino even loves bugs, as discussed by Moose.²* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'':²** Sonic's initial reason for fighting [[MadScientist Robotnik/Eggman]] was to save his animal friends who had been captured and [[UnwillingRoboticisation used to power Robotnik's robots]]. In the end of [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 the first game]] they are seen frolicking through the GreenHillZone with him. Most of his friends have shown signs of this at least once too. Justified somewhat as they're animals themselves.²** [[EnemyToAllLivingThings Subverted]] by [[VillainProtagonist Metal Sonic]] in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4: [[VillainEpisode Episode Metal]]''. He goes through the same levels as Sonic all while freeing animals by destroying the robots they're trapped in (robots made by his own creator), much like Sonic would; but he's only going through them to track down Sonic and because they attack him first. Once he's found Sonic, the animals he's unintentionally freed jump happily around him, but he gets annoyed by this and scares them off.²* The Aurin from ''VideoGame/WildStar'' an entire alien species of this, male or female, animal or [[TalkingToPlants plant.]]²* Gundam Tanaka from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' is a very strange example of this, as although he is a world-renowned animal trainer and lectures anyone who will listen on the proper treatment of animals, he [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} also believes he is a powerful Dark Wizard]], [[EvilOverlord aspires to rule the world,]] and refers to his hamsters as [[DeathbringerTheAdorable 'The Four Dark Gods of Destruction']] [[spoiler: This shows even in [[CruelAndUnusualDeath his execution scene]], as the first thing he does before facing his [[TrampledUnderfoot literally incoming death]] is to put his hamsters out of the stampede's range so they won't be harmed.]]²* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':²** [[KidHero Sora]], a male example, would befriend anybody who's not trying to kill him or his allies.²** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Ten years before the events of the first game]], there was [[TheCutie Ventus]], who was just as friendly. [[spoiler:It's possible that Sora got his friendly nature from Ven, considering that the latter's Heart resides within him.]]²* Jak of ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'', despite his AntiHero status, and having an "[[SuperpoweredEvilSide anger issue]]", is a pretty nice guy who's especially good with animals.²* Henry, Sumia and Ricken from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Henry is even able to ''communicate'' with animals and plants alike!²* Princess Kenny in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' has two abilities that call on animals. One calls a unicorn, and the other involves him singing to summon a swarm of rats. He ''is'' a princess, after all. The trope is parodied if the player messes up the action commands they have to do to make the abilities work, however, and can result in Kenny being [[spoiler: impaled by the unicorn or devoured by the rats.]]²* Bear Hugger from ''VideoGame/PunchOut'', if his interactions with his [[ bear and squirrel]] companions are anything to go by. He even brings the squirrel along for his rematch, complete with little boxing gloves of it's own, and coos over it when he wins.²* The eponymous protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Dropsy}}''. Humans see his [[TheGrotesque monstrous appearance]] and are convinced he's a MonsterClown ([[NonIronicClown he's not]]), but animals generally like him and trust him implicitly -- indeed, his dog and the other two {{Loyal Animal Companion}}s he picks up during the game are necessary to solve puzzles, and Dropsy cares for them in turn. Dropsy also seems to be able to understand their speech, though he is mute himself.²* The Cultists of ''VideoGame/{{Majesty}}'' combine this with FluffyTamer. They immerse themselves in nature as part of their religion and routinely patrol monster lairs, not to raid them but to charm the ferocious animals that emerge from them.²* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Azura's son Shigure can attract woodland critters with his singing. In the Child Scramble DLC, if Azura married Takumi, their other son Kiragi can also attract woodland critters with his singing.[[spoiler:.. [[SubvertedTrope at which point he shoots them in the face with his bow.]]]]²* The player character in the ''VideoGame/EndlessOcean'' games is this, as he/she befriends and learns about various sea life by ''petting'' it. The second game subverts it a little by allowing you to get attacked, but you defend yourself with a stun gun which explicitly has [[HealingShiv healing properties]] rather than anything lethal.²* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''²** In the series' mythology, Kynareth, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] Goddess of the Air and Heavens, also has a significant association with nature and living things. Her [[TheCommandments Commandment]] states that one should "respect nature" and "use Nature's gifts wisely". She is a friend to all ''natural'' living things, anyway... Undead need not apply.²** Meridia is a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] whose sphere is obscured to mortals, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. Though she is associated with the "energy of living things", she technically [[SubvertedTrope Subverts]] it. There is a heavy emphasis on the ''Living'' part, for one. If you're Undead or a Necromancer, she ''will'' destroy you. If [[WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison some living things have to die]] as collateral damage in order for her to achieve her greater goals, [[KnightTemplar she'll sacrifice them without a second thought]]. ²* In ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', if Sims have the Animal Lover trait, they instantly qualify. One Sim in Appaloosa Plains([[MeaningfulName who fittingly enough has the last name Shepherd]]) is friends with all the playable pets in the game when it starts, and she has the Dog Lover trait instead.²* Literature/{{Rapunzel}} is this in the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series, being the blessing conferred upon her by the nature goddess Flora. She not only gets along with everything living, but she has SwissArmyTears which can heal all injuries, [[spoiler:and is immune to the EnemyOfAllLivingThings powers of her little sister Belladonna]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Animation]]²* In ''WebAnimation/DusksDawn'' Doodlecute's talent is allying herself with nature and plants.²* Rorschach from ''Saturday Morning Watchmen'' is "friend to the animals/When he's not clowning around!"²* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Alice. From guys she just met, to animals, to even ''evil sorceresses!''²* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Autumn is nice to everyone, from kids to animals to creatures.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Comics]]²* Marsha of ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell''. She sees it as a curse, calling it "Snow White Syndrome"....until she realizes the ballistic value. It also becomes slightly disturbing during her FreakOut, when she [[spoiler:goes off to murder her former best friend, riding Satan's own staff, cloaked by a massive swarm of bats]].²* Subverted in ''Webcomic/DumnestorsHeroes'' by Dark Lordess Tyfnee. She [[ first appears]] in silhouette with what looks like a bird, a butterfly and a fawn cuddling up to her while she sings about how her broken heart will be made whole when she finds the man she's looking for. The last panel reveals that the animals are actually a bat, a moth and a hyena, and the last line of Tyfnee's song is her need for vengeance.²* Tavros from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' can commune with the many creatures of Alternia, though given the nature of [[CrapsackWorld Alternia]] the [[ChestBurster results]] can be terrifying. Somehow [[CrossesTheLineTwice remains adorable, though]].²* In ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'', Prince Ricardo is also known as "Dick the Picky" for his disdain for princesses. [[FearlessFool The Boy]] (unaware he's [[RightInFrontOfMe right in front of him]]) [[ sings a song about his seeing a princess who is this, and how the prince would think she must have fleas.]]²* Kanryl of ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' isn't ever seen without animals of some kind, and ensures that others do not disturb any creatures.²* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' has a story arc featuring a Franchise/DisneyPrincess who can attract animals with her singing. A group of goblins, originally intending to kill and eat her, [[ realizes the usefulness of this talent]].²* In ''Webcomic/SquidRow'', [[ Randie dreams of being]] helped by the BluebirdOfHappiness and NiceMice while cleaning up the coffee place.²* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'' [[{{parodied}} parodies]] the trope, during the student council's camping trip in chapter 15. When Sandi notices the animals' unusual behavior and tries scaring them off, they gather around her instead. Birds even perch on her head and shoulders in time for Jacqui to [[ snap a picture of it.]]²* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':²** Grace is a downplayed version. Animals don't flock to her but she can befriend any animal she encounters and sometimes [[TheBeastmaster ask them to do things]]. It helps that she SpeaksFluentAnimal using her antennae. She has requested [[ ordinary squirrels]] to guide her to a destination, and can keep [[ a large, agitated, wild boar]] calm enough to converse with it without it immediately attacking her.²** Susan appears to be this in [[ a filler strip]]. There is no evidence of this in canon, however, besides [[LickedByTheDog Jeremy]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Original]]²* Ping Ping from ''Literature/SavageDivinity'' is an ancient turtle larger than a T-Rex, who eats Kraken on the side. Despite this she goes out of her way not to hurt anyone undeserving and has baby rabbits sleeping in her shell on occasion.²* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' example: Aquerna, who is kind and innocent, and has a special bond with squirrels and chipmunks. They'll do whatever she tells them to, and they'll follow her around.²* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[ SCP-999]] is a BlobMonster that loves all living creatures, even [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] {{eldritch abomination}}s like [[ SCP-682]].²* ''WebVideo/ManicPixieDreamWife'': Simone, the titular manic-pixie, is concerned for animals and she starts rescuing them from a pet shop in the episode "Something for Profit". When she throws an under-sea-themed dinner party for her husband Chance, she claims their pet fish Morrissy insisted to join them, too.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* Weirdly enough, in spite of how to title character in the series ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' treats other human beings he is not actually trying to have sex with, for the most part he is this way towards most other species. Dogs especially. Just don't ask him about crocodiles.²* One of the most enduring traits of WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat throughout his series is his kind-hearted, altruistic nature; if someone, man or animal, is in need of aid, be it standing in for a baseball player who got wrongfully thrown in jail, saving a clown from shooting himself, or overthrowing an evil dictator and his army of robots, he will never hesitate to help, and he shows virtually no signs of maliciousness or veangefulness (although he was a lot more rascally in his silent cartoons). At most, he just gets agitated at someone whenever they wrong him. He even holds no ill will towards his arch enemy, the Professor, and even helps him out if he winds up in trouble. The '''only''' person he shows any hate for is his arch-nemesis [[KnightOfCerebus Master Cylinder]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk which should speak volumes]] [[WouldHurtAChild of the cyborg's character]]. The [[Creator/VanBeurenStudios Van Beuren]] Felix plays this trait up even more; in the opening of "The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg", Felix is handing out gold coins by the bucketful to the local poor, thanks to the help of his golden goose and her endless supply of golden eggs. And when the goose gets kidnapped by Captain Kid, her eggs are the last thing on Felix's mind—he's genuinely concerned for her safety, and he even tries to put up a fight against the pirate before he captures her.²* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':²** Fluttershy certainly gets along with the animals, acting as a loving mother figure to everything in the animal kingdom. Justified, as it's her job to care for the animals surrounding the town, be they cute bunnies or the guardian of the underworld. And even animals who have never met her before fear her stern gaze or a harsh scolding from her; everything from a full-grown dragon to a cockatrice that was [[TakenForGranite turning her to stone]] has backed down. Her tendencies gets explored in the episode "Bats!", where Fluttershy tries to defend fruit bats from being driven off of Applejack's farm, even when they are going to destroy her crops. While it takes some persuasion, Fluttershy is ultimately portrayed as in the right. "The Best Night Ever" reveals that it's actually SeriousBusiness for her. She becomes determined to make friends with all the animals in the Gala's Garden [[{{Yandere}} whether they like it or not.]]²--->'''Fluttershy''': You're...going to LOVE ME!²** Spike as well, though not to the intensity of Fluttershy. He stands up to other dragons to defend baby phoenixes at the cost of the friendship with them he desperately wanted, he's absolutely delighted by the sight of the breezies, and he's very possibly the first Equestrian ever to actually trust, befriend, and stand up for a changeling. Even his relationship with the ponies counts, as most dragons are irreverent to ponies at best.²%%* Posey from the original ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' series.²* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':²** Batman, surprisingly, falls under this at times. He saved Catwoman's cat when it was about to get run over by a car, and saves Poison Ivy's plant for her when he accidentally sets the greenhouse she had with her plants in it on fire.²** Harley Quinn was able to tame a pair of ''hyenas'' who she keeps as pets. (Of course, this is partially because she was in charge of feeding them.) And when ComicBook/TheJoker is going to nuke all of Gotham, not planning on going back for her just hurt her feelings, not going back for their friends just made her upset, but not going back for "the babies"? Full betrayal that ends with her ''trying to kill him.''²* ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'': Penelope Pitstop often uses animals to escape her perils.²* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':²** Numbuh Three loves animals (showing maternal affection towards some of them) and they adore her. Even the Crazy Cat Lady's trained attack cats show affection toward her, much to the villain's dismay.²** Numbuh One seems to have a way with animals too in "Operation: F.E.R.A.L.", where he befriends [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys a herd of Rainbow Monkeys]] (''large'' ones) and at the end of the episode, sics them on the [[TheDragon Delightful Children.]]²* Aang from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', as [[MessianicArchetype the Avatar]], automatically bonds with animals and spirits of all types. His successor, [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]], was the first person to ever tame a [[MixAndMatchCritters polar]] {{bear|sAreBadNews}} [[CanisMajor dog]] and became quick friends with [[TeamPet Pabu]]. Avatar Wan could also fall under this: after not eating for days he finds a Catdeer caught in a net; instead of eating it he rescues it from a group of hunters. Ironically this Catdeer becomes his loyal companion Mula. Wan was devoted to protecting all life, as when Raava and Vaatu were fighting he wanted them to stop due then endangering the lives of animals and spirits.²* Charlotte from ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' is so good that even Vendetta's artificially created fiends cannot help but become her friends.²* ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' has the titular character try to make friends with anyone (humans and animals). At least most of the cartoons will have Casper trying to befriend an animal.²* Missy from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' is very kind and friendly to everybody regardless of their character and she even has butterflies fluttering around in the episode "Finding Emo." ²* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':²** Prowl of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' isn't only a male-version, he's ''a giant alien robot''. The savage Dinobots listen when Prowl speaks (... well, sometimes). He even has a room with a hole in it that has a tree growing through.²** Beachcomber, from [[WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1 the original cartoon]], seems to have a special connection with birds, and even learned their language!²* ''WesternAnimation/JanaOfTheJungle'' often communicates with the animals of the rain forest, and they obey her commands, especially when innocent people need to be rescued.²* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' episode "When America Was Young" has a scene where Charity Bazaar show herself to be an example of this.²* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'':²** Ma-Ti, and not necessarily an extension of his [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Heart Power]]; in his introduction sequence he calmly faces a jaguar about to eat his future pet monkey Suchi and manages to save the latter without throwing an attack against the former.²** The girls of the FiveManBand are a bit like this as well. In her first appearance the {{Tsundere}} Linka is seen playing music for a bunch of birdies, who then bring her [[BlowYouAway the Wind Ring]]; during hers, TeamMom Gi is wind-surfing and playing with a dolphin as [[MakingaSplash she gets the Water Ring]].²* In ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', who better than God to have this power? In the opening sequence, a bluebird lands on God's finger and it has to be flicked away.²%%** The titular Orel himself has this, particularly in "Nature." Well...the [[MoodWhiplash first part.]]²* Stan Marsh of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is a more [[JadeColoredGlasses jaded]] and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] example, but he definitely qualifies, even more so than [[NiceGuy Butters]]. He refused to shoot a rabbit as early as season 1, gave up entirely on meat for baby cows, and was the only one determined to stop the Japanese from killing whales and dolphins. ''[[VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth The Stick of Truth]]'' calls back on this with his dog Sparky accompanying him in battle, and he feels guilty when he [[spoiler:decapitates the head of a zombified version of Princess Kenny's unicorn]]. In "Woodland Critter Christmas", he (reluctantly) protects the Woodland Critters from an evil mountain lion. He is dismayed to learn the mountain lion he killed had cubs and is even more horrified when [[spoiler:the Critters were trying to give birth to the Anti-Christ and were actually Satanic Worshipers. He does end up teaming up with the mountain lion cubs.]]²* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'':²** Roxy is the fairy of animals, so every animal from a bird to a ''white tiger'' loves her. (Yes, she ''picks up'' a white tiger cub and pets it like it's a good little kitty.)²** Flora is the fairy of nature, mainly meaning plants, but she goes into animal lover mode sometimes, too.²* To a certain extent, Emily from the children series version of ''WesternAnimation/TheFutureIsWild''. Then again, it's more like she's the friend of species ''she wants'' to be friends with, though almost invariably any animal species she wants to contact with becomes friendly with her.²%%* Gnomes from ''WesternAnimation/TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome'', and the Dutch books on which the series is based, embody this trope regardless of gender.²* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer briefly has a spiritual awakening after seeing God in a dream had while skipping church. As he talks to Lisa about this, several animals light on his hands and shoulders. SmashCut to Homer in the shower, the animals still there.²-->'''Homer:''' Guys, please, will you give me five minutes?²* Mocked again in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', where one team loses their food privileges and makes do by tricking Princess Clara into singing so they can eat the adorable woodland creatures that show up whenever she does. Also a subversion, as Princess Clara is [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist not very friendly.]]²* Zeta from ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' is a rare male robot example. Animals can sense the hostile intent of several humans in the series, but since Zeta is an ActualPacifist and gentle person, they gravitate to him.²%%* Suzie Chan, oldest Chan sister and the NaiveEverygirl from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. Her younger sister Nancy has shades of this, too.²* Eunice from the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "The Transmogrification of Eunice". [[spoiler: Turns out she's the AnthropomorphicPersonification of a Unitrix.]]²%%* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.²* Mr Scatterbrain in WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow is always seen with an animal friend which he pulls out of [[HammerSpace nowhere]].²* Phoebe, the NaiveNewcomer in ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus''. She's also a FriendToBugs.²* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop--and since EverythingTalks in her cartoons, "living things" encompasses everything from bedroom furniture to trees and flowers. ²* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has ''Jar Jar Binks'', of all people, befriending a sea monster to help stop a Separatist occupation.²* [[KidHero Ezra Bridger]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' can use TheForce to bond with animals, including savage creatures like fyrnocks. As the seasons pass he improves greatly, [[SurpassedTheTeacher surpassing his mentor]] in the scope and depth of connection, and by season 4 he's gotten strong enough to attract wild animals Disney Princess-style even when he's not consciously trying to. Unusually for this trope, he's also used it with TheDarkSide, channeling his anger and fear into nearby creatures to drive them mad with rage and sic them on enemies.²%%* DJ, Dawn, and Ella from the Total Drama series, though DJ may be a subversion in World Tour...²%%* Bubbles of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. ²* The Kratt brothers in ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts''; no animal is even ''slightly'' wary of these two humans.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'': [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Laney]] appears to be friendly to all animals, even feral flame rats and bees.²* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'': the fact that her Amulet lets her talk to them helps. ²* James Baxter the Horse from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' rolls around on a beach ball making everyone happy.²* ''WesternAnimation/PAWPatrol'': Birds really like Marshall.²%%* Teebo in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}''²* [[StarfishAliens Rose Quartz]] from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' saw the beauty in all things, no matter how "gross" or undesirable others might view them, which caused her to lead a [[DefectorFromDecadence rebellion against her Homeworld]] to defend Earth and all its life from being wiped out. It's ultimately deconstructed however, as Rose views ''all'' non-gem life largely the same, either as something cute and silly that she can have fun with or something simple and helpless that she needs to protect. When confronted with the fact that humans experience the same complexity and intensity of emotions that gems do, she has ''no idea'' how to react.²** Steven himself seems to have inherited his mother's love of life in all its forms. He's quick to establish a bond with Lion, befriends a goat which he names "Steven Jr", and even holds a door open for a crab at one point. He treats humans, Gems, and animals all with the same degree of respect.²%%* Webby from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''²* Friend to ''Other'' Living Things example: In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', all nonhuman, non-cat animals instinctively side with Jerry and will protect him from Tom's attacks.²* Mia from ''WesternAnimation/MiaAndMe'' is able to bond with unicorns in Centopia, which are said to be shy around most other elves, and also understands their language. Panthea's pet cat, [[CatsAreMean Ziggo]], also seems less hostile towards her compared to other characters that aren't Panthea. This aspect of her character is even more pronounced during the second season, when Mia is staying at her grandfather's farm during her summer vacation, getting along with the animals there and even bonding with a horse that had difficulty trusting humans due to his bad experiences with his previous owners.²* Inexplicably, [[BloodKnight Raphael]] from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' is able to make the pigeons of New York do his bidding, and his kindest moments in the series are usually with animals.²* All ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' in general are friends of all animals (except Azrael) and animals try to help them, although Papa Smurf and Nat are the more nature-oriented.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The titular character is a NatureLover who loves animals, plants and even ''non-living things''.²* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Unless he's hunting for food or needs to defend himself, Jack shows all animals he encounters, both Earthly and otherworldly, plenty of respect that they seem comfortable around him.²* Lydia in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' cartoon is shown to be this; a number of episodes show her being exceptionally kind to animals, including insects and other "icky" creatures. Of course, she's also a friend to a great many ''non''-living things.²* Elaine Pituskin from ''WesternAnimation/WhatAboutMimi'' is a big animal lover, even having multiple different pets.²* ''Animation/MrKrbecAndHisAnimals'': Kindly Mr Krbec ''loves'' animals. He has a tom-cat, befriends an owl and a jackdaw and later becomes a beekeeper. In turn, his animals adore him.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* [[Series/CrocodileHunter Steve Irwin]] loved most animals, and while he may have wrestled an awful lot of crocodiles, it was always to help them (by relocating them to safe places). He loved crocodiles so much that he felt incredibly guilty after once accidentally knocking a croc's tooth out. There wasn't an animal on Earth he was afraid to hang around ([[KillerRabbit except maybe hippos]]), and he was extremely devoted to his dog Sui, [[ to the very end]]. Irwin ''did'' say there was one type of animal that never got along with him -- surprisingly, that was birds. He used to say that if he was ever killed by an animal, not to blame the animals because they were just [[HumansAreCthulhu protecting themselves from this scary ape-thing]] that was intruding on their territory. Unfortunately, after Steve Irwin died in a freak accident with a stingray while diving, [[AesopAmnesia many people forgot/ignored this]] and went on stingray killing rampages.²* Another good example from Creator/AnimalPlanet's heyday is [[Series/TheJeffCorwinExperience Jeff Corwin]], who gushed and raved about every animal he came across on his show. Well, except for [[ManiacMonkeys monkeys]], but Jeff still liked them and just preferred to keep his distance so they wouldn't maul him. Due to him being a herpetologist, Jeff was especially fond of snakes and lizards, and always tried to give them a kind word and better reputation whenever he could.²%%* [[strike:Two]] Three words: Sir Creator/DavidAttenborough.²* Bob Ross from Series/TheJoyOfPainting would often times show the audience wounded or orphaned animals that he and a local lady would take care of until they were old enough or healed enough to be released back into the wild. Bob would also often tell stories on the show about all the animals he had living in and around his house in Florida. He said he would release the animals into the wild, but they would often times stick around anyway and partake in the food he kept leaving out for them.²* According to ''Ripley's Believe it or Not'', Elie Gourbeyre of Nouara, France could lure any bird to her shoulder by merely crooking her finger. This lasted only from the time she was six until she was twelve years old.²* ValuesDissonance: This type of character is almost AlwaysFemale... in North America and Northern Europe! In Latin America and Southern Europe... well, back then, it was a tomboy (Artemis / Diana the Greco-Roman goddess of wildlife). Nowadays it is a guy (Francesco D'Assisi). While in the USA it is often considered typical that AllGirlsLikePonies--in many parts of the world this automatically marks you a tomboy.²* Well, we have Kevin Richardson as in [[ this video]].²* American TV personality and bear attack victim Timothy Treadwell really, ''really'' wanted to be this trope, and many of the film stubs he left behind show him playing with and adoring wild animals. Unfortunately (unlike Steve Irwin) he had very little practical sense for conservationism and probably did more harm than good, not to mention he was eventually killed by a bear who didn't reciprocate his fondness. His life was dramatized in ''Film/GrizzlyMan''.²* Creator/BettyWhite, a pet enthusiast and animal health advocate, who works with such organizations as the Los Angeles zoo commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation, and Actors and Others for Animals. ²* The Nazis, ironically enough. While they commited atrocities to human beings, they focused on some of the most efficient environmental preservation methods in contemporary Europe, and part of their rhetoric inluded the preservation of nature. (Their animal-rights efforts were aided by the fact that they didn't ''need'' lab animals, as they just [[HumanResources tested on humans.]]) Likewise, Hitler himself loved dogs, [[MercyKill and killed his own to save them from Soviet treatment]].²* [[RodentsOfUnusualSize Capybaras]] are known for getting along quite well with other species, even cats (who usually hunt rodents).²* Kelvin Peña, aka Brother Nature, has made an entire vlogging career out of being able to befriend any animal he comes across.²[[/folder]]²²----


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