RonnieR15 on Jan 11th 2018 at 6:08:47 PM
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RonnieR15 on Jan 31st 2018 at 6:06:08 AM
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As stated in Stock Dinosaurs, mammothsnote ; along with maybe the saber-toothed tiger, is the poster child of the Ice Age. Naturally they often appear in fiction due to their fame. In fact, creatures called mammoths and even portrayed much like them; yet fictional in portrayalnote , have also appeared in entirely fictional worlds. For simplicity's sake the mastodon also falls under this trope, despite technically not being mammoths, due to their many similarities and how they're often mistaken for each other.
Please note that simply having mammoths or mammoth-like animals in fiction is not a trope, that's Stock Dinosaurs. In order to qualify for this Trope the mammoth or mammoth-like animal must have some sort of role.
Anime and Manga
- Beast Wars Neo: The alt mode of Big Convoy is a woolly mammoth. This alt mode was probably selected to show his power as a warrior.
- Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog: The villain Mammoth Mogul, due to him being a immortal him being a Woolly Mammoth is ment to show his age.
- Ice Age: The fact that "Manny" is a mammoth is the very reason why Soto was willing to wait even longer for Diego to bring the baby.
- Ice Age 2: The Meltdown: Aside from trying to survive the coming flood much of the film is about Manny and; another mammoth they meet, Ellie possibly being the last of their kind. Thankfully at the end it's revealed that they aren't.
- Ice Age 4: Continental Drift: Captain Gut originally wanted Manny for his pirate crew due to him being a mammoth.
- 10,000 BC: Woolly mammoths were being used to help build the pyramids and they were later instrumental in the heroes attack.
- Doctor Mordrid: The villain Kabal at one point reanimates the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex to kill Mordrid. Mordrid counters by reanimating the remains of a mammoth.
- Mammoth 2006: A crash landed alien gets inside of a museum mammoth, and brings it to life and goes on a soul-sucking rampage.
- Cats Don't Dance: Woolie the elephant receives oversize tusks and a horrible hairpiece to mimic a mammoth. In this guise, Woolie serves as the Vanity Plate for Mammoth Studios.
- Power Rangers (2017): Due to being based off of the TV series(As seen below.) the mastodon Dinozord is presumed to have the same freezing ability.
- Brother Bear: While being hunted Kenai and Koda ride mammoths in order to stop leaving tracks for the hunter to track. The reason they use mammoths is probably because no other animal is probably strong enough to support a bear.
- Mik's Mammoth: By saving a young mammoth, both Mik and Rumm; the mammoth, were able to survive. Later the two even save Mik's tribe from another one by using Rumm as a War Mammoth.
- A Song of Ice and Fire: Mammoths are used by the Wildlings/Free Folk as pack beasts, lugging around objects that are too heavy for the humans or giants among them to carry. They also are used for combat purposes, charging any foes and attempting to gore them with their tusks.
Live Action Series
- Prehistoric Park: The second episode A Mammoth Undertaking is largely about Nigel trying to get a woolly mammoth for the park. A few minor Plot Points involve the Martha, the mammoth they get.
- Walking with Beasts: A woolly mammoth is the Main Character of the episode Mammoth Journey.
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The mastodon Dinozord as the name would imply is a Mecha modeled after the mastodon and can freeze enemies by blasting liquid nitrogen from its trunk. The freezing ability is obviously influenced by the Ice Age.
- Game of Thrones: Same as it's book counterpart A Song of Ice and Fire, as seen above.
- Sesame Street: Of the completely fictional verity there is Mr. Snuffleupagus. He was created to appear as a woolly mammoth without tusks or ears with a more reptilian-like tail, this was meant to make him appear as Big Birds imaginary friend, at first.
- Warhammer Fantasy: Some Norsca tribes use Chaos-tainted woolly mammoths as War Elephants.
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: The card Mammoth Graveyard despite clearly being depicted as a undead mammoth is classified as a "Dinosaur" likely to show that mammoth's are extinct or ancient.
- Cro: Phil, the character who tells the story through a Flash Back, is a mammoth. Since Cro's adventures occur at the dawn of civilization, mammoths such as Phil would have been around to witness them.
- The Flintstones: Mammoths and mammoth-like animals often appear as fuel pumps, showers, and vacuum cleaners.
- Far Cry Primal: The Bloodtusk Mammoth hunt involves you hunting a monstrous one. The DLC allows you to take Vision Quests as a mammoth.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Several quests involve them, though the best known one is probably the one were Ysolda asks for a mammoth tusk, which is a common drop from mammoths.
- Pokémon: Mamoswine is loosely based off of woolly mammoths and is both an Ice and Ground. They have been used by several major characters like Pryce, Candice and Clay.
- Spyro: A Hero's Tail: In the "Frostbite Village" hub, there is a mammoth hired by the Big Bad Red to capture Spyro, which he successfully does (with Hunter freeing him later) and isn't seen again afterwards. The reason he's a mammoth is likely to make him appear more intimidating.
- Though the La Brea Tar Pits did contain mammoths, they are far from the only animal found yet several statues are there.
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