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