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Basic Trope: Porcupines and hedgehogs are portrayed as evil and antagonistic, or at best sad and lonely.

  • Straight:
    • Spiny the porcupine is a Serial Killer and the main antagonist of the story.
    • Alternatively, Spiny is The Woobie of the team.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Spiny is a Jerkass, but turns out to be a Jerkass Woobie.
  • Justified: Porcupines and hedgehogs are dangerous animals, and will attack anyone when aggravated.
  • Advertisement:
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: Many characters are suspicious of Spiny, but in the end, he reveals that he is Good All Along.
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig-Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • There are no porcupines nor hedgehogs.
    • Porcupines and hedgehogs aren't portrayed with distinct personalities.
    • Spiny the hedgehog is an All-Loving Hero or at least an Ideal Hero.
  • Enforced: A writer wants to have a Monster of the Week with Spikes of Villainy, so they used a porcupine as a basis.
  • Lampshaded: "Are porcupines supposed to be shy? Why they can be so malevolent?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Spiny uses his spikes to menace other animals.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played for Horror: Porcupines have infested The Alleged House and turning them into Spikes of Doom, and tourists who get invited into gets Lured into a Trap.

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