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Basic Trope: Animals like this person a lot for their kindhearted and gentle demeanor.

  • Straight: Whenever Princess Alice tries petting an animal, they accept it because they like her for her gentle behavior.
  • Exaggerated:
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  • Downplayed: Alice is pretty good with animals, though not unnaturally so.
  • Justified:
    • Alice controls some kind of magic that make animals like her immediately.
    • Alice works with animals of various sorts constantly, and knows how to read their body language, as well as what postures are threatening and which aren't.
    • Alice lives with the animal by default.
    • Alice is just that lovable.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied:
    • A polar bear seems to be hundreds of miles from its natural habitat for the sole purpose of trying to get Alice to rub its tummy.
    • Alice is a friend to all kinds of animals, and her definition of "cute" includes things that give some of her friends the crawlies. She's rather put-off that they had such a poor reaction to the tiny little snakes and itty bitty centipedes.
    • While Alice believes she’s loved by wild animals, they meticulously plot her death.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice's luck with animals is rather hit and miss, usually swinging between extremes. Sometimes they're drawn to her peaceful presence. Other times, they instinctively attack her. And then there's that one time where animals don't act any different around her, which comes as a genuine surprise.
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  • Averted: Animals don't love Alice more than they would love someone else.
  • Enforced: "Hey, we need a likeable character! Let's make her loved by animals!"
  • Lampshaded:
    • Alice: "Hey, animals surely seem to like me."
    • "You must spend a fortune on pet food."
  • Invoked: Alice always brings food with her so animals surround around her.
  • Exploited: Bob brings Alice along on his quest to bring down Emperor Evulz, because he figures she might calm down the fearsome Cerberus guarding the castle gates.
  • Defied: Alice avoids the outside as much as possible out of fear that the animals will run to her.
  • Discussed: "You know, animals really seem to feel comfortable around you."
  • Conversed: "Don't you think that character is a bit too liked by animals to be considered normal?"
  • Deconstructed:
    • Because Alice has got such a good bond with animals, she has trouble making human friends.
    • Alternatively: Alice attempts to befriend the local predator species only makes her end up as their newest meal.
    • Alternatively, when she goes somewhere new and the animals don't flock to her, she suffers from an extreme bout of Sanity Slippage.
    • Animals like Alice a bit too much, and she can't seem to go anywhere without a stray dog or cat finding her and following her around with big, sad eyes, even when she'd rather be left alone. And, of course, she can't just ignore an animal in need, so she always has to take them in and give them a bath and some food and try to find them a good home... Never a moment's peace when you're a one-woman humane society.
  • Reconstructed:
    • However, she keeps on trying and eventually, she finds someone with the same problems.
    • Alternatively, she stops trying and decides she is fine with it the way it is.
    • Alice will be the first to admit that helping needy animals isn't always easy, but she keeps at it because knowing she's helped a creature in need makes it all worth it.

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