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Basic Trope: A person seeks revenge on an animal for having done something bad to them.

  • Straight: Bubba Selkzer is a fur trapper who spends his life hunting for a wolverine who tore up his cabin.
  • Exaggerated:
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  • Downplayed: Alice is rivals with Mrs. Gertrude’s cats, who constantly eat the birds in her garden and pee over the patio.
  • Justified: Bubba was dying of hypothermia and needed shelter before discovering the wolverine ruined his cabin. This risked his life and the happiness of his family.
  • Inverted:
    • After being dumped in a junkyard, Fido the dog searches the world for his abusive owners and tries to kill them.
    • Super-Persistent Predator
  • Subverted: Bubba was actually just hunting a random wolverine.
  • Double Subverted: That grizzly, on the other hand...
  • Parodied: John’s sister Kate was eaten by an alligator. He immediately yells, “For Kate!” and pops an alligator floatie with a needle when he sees one.

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