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(io9)   Guide to evil cats in science fiction and fantasy   (io9.com) divider line 66
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2013-10-23 10:15:07 PM
Fool. It's the good cats that are the province of science fiction and fantasy.
 
2013-10-23 10:18:39 PM
Filch was the caretaker, not the groundskeeper.

I'm nowhere near a potterfile and knew that one.

Yes, Ms. Kinski was "fist of an angry titan" attractive.
 
2013-10-23 10:19:18 PM
I liked the fact that the list was drawn from more that movies, TV shows, and YA fiction from the last 15 years.
 
2013-10-23 10:20:21 PM
"cats were also notorious in the 3.5 edition for being quite adept at killing level-one peasants. Not that they ever sought out the killing, but it was kind of funny how easily NPCs could be killed by a house cat."

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2013-10-23 10:23:25 PM
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2013-10-23 10:25:11 PM
Rakshasa, while present in D&D, were not invented by D&D, they're supernatural critters from Hindu mythology and pretty thoroughly public domain at this point, about on par with Vampires.  The cat heads and backward hands are more specific references, selected mostly because the Rakshasa are magicians and shape-shifters and it was one of the few passages that actually described a specific for for 'em.
 
2013-10-23 10:31:14 PM
List is FAIL for lack of Mirage.
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2013-10-23 10:31:51 PM

JasonOfOrillia: I liked the fact that the list was drawn from more that movies, TV shows, and YA fiction from the last 15 years.


True.  List still fails without Kzinti and whichever Hani families were trying to screw over Chanur.
 
2013-10-23 10:32:44 PM
They missed the most obvious one?  Really?  Perhaps the most famous evil cat in pop culture?

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2013-10-23 10:32:47 PM
Is James Bond fantasy or science fiction?


omnibus_necanda_sunt: Fool. It's the good cats that are the province of science fiction and fantasy.


www.studiodaily.com
 
2013-10-23 10:35:18 PM
Deserves a mention:

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2013-10-23 10:36:26 PM

JasonOfOrillia: I liked the fact that the list was drawn from more that movies, TV shows, and YA fiction from the last 15 years.


James Bond was first published in the last 15 years?  That's weird; I would have thought they were older than that.
 
2013-10-23 10:36:35 PM
Wow, I was too young to fap to Cat People, I missed out.
 
2013-10-23 10:42:36 PM
Greebo is a good addition.

Why no cheshire? He is a creepy bastard.
 
2013-10-23 10:46:49 PM

Dhusk: Deserves a mention:

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Between her, Owlicious, and Angel, the pets are surprisingly dickish to their owners on a regular basis. Hell, they had an entire episode where they continuously made Spike's life hell.
 
2013-10-23 10:49:40 PM
That was a surprisingly good list! And almost timely, because an hour ago I was trying to figure out a new name for this damn cat we got yesterday. :P
 
2013-10-23 10:49:48 PM

Dwight_Yeast: JasonOfOrillia: I liked the fact that the list was drawn from more that movies, TV shows, and YA fiction from the last 15 years.

James Bond was first published in the last 15 years?  That's weird; I would have thought they were older than that.


I believe he meant to say "more than".

And William Shakespeare certainly predates Ian Fleming by at least a few generations...


/common complaint of IO9 articles is that they only reference recent popular media
//the more you know
 
2013-10-23 10:53:06 PM
Hats off to the inclusion of Greebo. The list of his crimes didn't list what probably could have been called rape while in human form except the suggestion was that when he was done the woman didn't want to let him go.

I'm also fairly certain Power Girl named her cat Streaky.
 
2013-10-23 10:56:21 PM

fusillade762: Is James Bond fantasy or science fiction?


omnibus_necanda_sunt: Fool. It's the good cats that are the province of science fiction and fantasy.


James Bond is science fiction according to Lee Drummond in a book dealing with film deconstruction I read once. Like Batman, Bond's extra normal capabilities are all mechanical or mechanistic in nature as well as this being the primary tool, motivation and action of all his antagonists. In another sense, "Spy-Fi" deals with speculative interactions which make sense through the lens of current affairs as observed by the writers and audience. In tandem with the technological aspects, that would put it deftly within the science fiction genre in every relevant respect. Plus, he went to space in Moonraker.
 
2013-10-23 11:01:26 PM

Dhusk: They missed the most obvious one?  Really?  Perhaps the most famous evil cat in pop culture?


Watch those again. Jerry was a dick, Tom was provoked.
 
2013-10-23 11:02:26 PM
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2013-10-23 11:02:46 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Dhusk: They missed the most obvious one?  Really?  Perhaps the most famous evil cat in pop culture?

Watch those again. Jerry was a dick, Tom was provoked.


Damn right. I felt horribly sorry for poor Tom.
 
2013-10-23 11:05:09 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Dhusk: They missed the most obvious one?  Really?  Perhaps the most famous evil cat in pop culture?

Watch those again. Jerry was a dick, Tom was provoked.


True thing.

You could also make a good case for Sylvester being evil, especially at first. Later, he was just hungry.
 
2013-10-23 11:06:46 PM

Ivo Shandor: [i.imgur.com image 428x321]


*snerk*

My husband is listening to the New Christie Minstrels version right now. I'm still partial to the film version. :)
 
2013-10-23 11:10:22 PM

Dhusk: They missed the most obvious one?  Really?  Perhaps the most famous evil cat in pop culture?

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Tom wasn't Evil per se` he was usually angry with Jerry over the evil shiate that Jerry would do.

/All mice are Evil
//All rats are Evil
///They should all die horribly.
 
2013-10-23 11:13:50 PM
This article brings to mind the black cat from Neil Gaiman's story "The Price" which protected its family by throwing down with the devil.  I really enjoyed that story.
 
2013-10-23 11:19:13 PM

FrancoFile: And William Shakespeare certainly predates Ian Fleming by at least a few generations...


No man, Shakespeare's a young dude; he wrote the screenplay for Leo DiCaprino's first movie, like a decade ago.
 
Skr
2013-10-23 11:20:47 PM
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We are Siamese if you don't please
 
2013-10-23 11:25:14 PM
Can it run? I think not, I think...not.

The cat from hell by king better be on there
 
2013-10-23 11:25:23 PM
Would like a word...

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2013-10-23 11:33:10 PM

Skr: We are Siamese if you don't please


That.
 
2013-10-23 11:37:06 PM
I believe this list will DRASTICALLY change once the Colonel gets his own movie ;)

http://www.catster.com/molz/checking-in-with-our-future-world-overlo rd

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2013-10-23 11:52:15 PM
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Evil, as in making blood rush from my brain and travel southward at high velocity.

/if you know what i mean
//and i think you do
 
2013-10-23 11:53:13 PM
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2013-10-23 11:56:19 PM
Also

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2013-10-23 11:56:47 PM

FrancoFile: List still fails without Kzinti


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2013-10-24 12:17:01 AM
Krosp is not amused about being omitted.

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2013-10-24 12:19:24 AM
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2013-10-24 12:54:54 AM
That darn cat.
 
2013-10-24 01:02:05 AM
No Kilrathi? No Meowrice from Gay Purr-ee?
 
2013-10-24 01:16:18 AM

23FPB23: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 800x800]


Now THERE'S a movie that would actually be deserving of a reboot. Used to love watching it at my grandparents' place.
 
2013-10-24 02:49:41 AM
Ugh.  Sauron's old title was not "Prince of Cats."  In Tolkien's early drafts of the Tale of Beren and Lúthien, Lúthien was captured by an enormous evil cat called Tevildo, Prince of Cats (and his servants, Miaugion, Meoita, and Miaulë).  That part of the story was later scrapped and replaced with Sauron imprisoning Beren on the Isle of Werewolves, but Sauron and Tevildo always were completely separate characters.

And despite dredging up and mangling part of the rejected early draft of Silmarillion lore, the list-maker neglected to include the Cats of Queen Beruthiel, who not only remained in the final version of Middle-earth lore but were freaking mentioned by Aragorn while the Fellowship was traveling through Moria.

Why yes, I have read those books a time or two.  Why do you ask?
 
2013-10-24 02:56:14 AM
Warning: this post contains spoilers in case you actually want to watch this schlock fest. And if you do watch the film, it is very NSFW, with lots of blood and some nudity. Sette Scialli di Seta Giallais known in English as  Seven Shawls of Yellow Silk (and one other name which is below, you'll see why)


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Very obscure POS Italian giallo film, with quite possibly the most complicated murder weapon in the history of film: a cat, its claws dipped in curare, who strikes at the neck of supermodels wearing a yellow scarf soaked in a special chemical that pisses cats off. The film's other English title is Crimes of the Black Cat.
 
2013-10-24 03:35:37 AM

Gergesa: This article brings to mind the black cat from Neil Gaiman's story "The Price" which protected its family by throwing down with the devil.  I really enjoyed that story.


Here I was all set to be amused by evil cat shenanigans and you go and bring that up. =(  I has a sad now.
 
2013-10-24 04:42:05 AM
What was the name of the mangy bastard who selected Halle Berry to be Catwoman? That's the most aggressively evil thing any cat's ever done in a movie, because instead of attacking the characters, the rotten little hairball hurler attacked the audience.
 
2013-10-24 05:38:46 AM
 
2013-10-24 05:42:51 AM
So back when I was a kid I read a SF short story about a scientist who increases his cat's intelligence. I think the story ended with the cat killing him and planning to start a criminal empire (although it's possible he killed the cat at the last moment). Does this sound familiar to anyone?
 
2013-10-24 07:27:22 AM
This guy is about as science fiction as Blofeld's cat, so why wasn't he on the list?

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2013-10-24 07:51:30 AM

Faily fail fail.


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2013-10-24 07:57:00 AM
ULTRA LIST FAIL:

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