Top Ten Animals to Base a Hero or Villain On

The Top Ten Animals to Base a Hero or Villain On

1 Gorilla Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.

The apes of Africa's wild are so indeed heroic!


Unlike Lion King's other characters who know these apes, Kion and his no-good friends Fuli, Bunga, Ono and Besthe were ignorant Africa's most intelligent and strongest living species the other creatures had ever seen.

Gorillas are east, west and central Africa's most endangered and highly intelligent apes on the planet. Like all of Africa's animals the apes are being poached and slaughtered towards extinction There are 3 types of gorillas:

Eastern or grauer's lowland gorilla

Western lowland gorilla

and the largest and most endangered is the mountain gorilla.

Popular culture and cartoons with gorillas in them:

Gorillaz(A virtual and animated band created in 1998 and is named after the animal)

Rapper gorilla zoe gets his from the ape

Disney's Donald duck cartoon short featured a gorilla named"Ajax" in Donald and the gorilla"

Disney's Tarzan(1999) is a film about a man raised by western gorillas in the central African rainforests. The Gorillas are named"Terk, Kala, Kerchak, Flynt and Mungo. They are voiced by Rose O' Donnell, Lance Henrickson, Glenn Glose and more

Disney's the lion king's lion guard currently have gorillas in named"Shujaa, ...more

2 Dolphin Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic marine mammals. They are an informal grouping within the order Cetacea, excluding whales and porpoises, so to zoologists the grouping is paraphyletic.

Dolphins in many shows/movies have been portrayed as evil creatures that kill for fun. - DinoLover4242

3 Wolf Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

The big bad wolf! point proven

4 Polar Bear The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.
5 Leopard The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various more.
6 Shark Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Sharks have been around before the earth's first dinosaurs and even the earth's first trees.

Sharks are misunderstood and should be made heroes/protagonists, and the humans who kill sharks should be villains. - DinoLover4242

7 Hawk Hawks are a group of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae which are widely distributed and varying greatly in size.

Perhaps I am this animal at times... - PositronWildhawk

8 Cat The "House Cat", also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, is a small feline, a good hunter, and comes in a variety of colors and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. They are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.

Cats are shown to be evil, so villain it is. - DinoLover4242

Definitely a villain

9 Owl Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about two hundred species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.
10 Bee

The Contenders

11 Mosquito Spanish for "small fly," mosquitoes are flies that have been known to cause various diseases . A sample of diseases caused by mosquitoes: malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus .

I feel bad for mosquitos since it's not their fault for carrying deadly diseases and viruses because they don't know that they're carrying them. I think mosquitos should be main protagonists and it is the virus and/or diseases that should be the main antagonists. - DinoLover4242

Mosquito, really? A hero?

DEFINITELY villain! Who wants a mosquito for a hero? Lol - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

12 Tiger The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.
13 Alaskan Malamute The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for hauling heavy freight because of their strength and endurance, and later a sled dog.

Hero, coolest dog breeds

This looks like a Husky, but it isn't.

14 Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.

Hero! Definitely hero!

I rather see a hyena as a hero than a villain. Especially knowing how much of a bad thing The Lion King did for making the whole species as villains, enough for Disney to get sued by a hyena biologist.

15 Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.

Except Simba and his pride are bad guys.

Lions are Africa's second heroic mammal after the gorilla. Simba(Swahili name for"Lion") a masai or east African lion(Panthera Leo Nubica) is Disney's popular franchise The Lion King is the main heroic of the animated films and it's 2019 upcoming remake. He is voiced by Matthew Brodrick(Famous), Cam Clarke(Famous), Donald Glover(Famous) and Rob Lowe(Infamous). Kion is Simba's son but unlike him and his mom Nala and his older sister Kiara that are heroic 100% this one is not so heroic 10% and he's the stubborn and not so very great leader of of the lion guard due to his irritation and offensive behavior of wrath and arrogance and unlikable/unreal lion cub behavior.

16 Fox Foxes are small to medium sized animals and belong to the Canidae family along with other animals such as jackals, wolves, and domestic dogs. There are 37 species of fox but only 12 are considered true Vulpes. A foxes main prey are birds, fish, berries, insects, and rabbits. Some of the best known species more.
17 Jaguar The jaguar is a wild cat species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas.
18 Snow Leopard The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. The name "Snow Leopard" is due to its white fur, and the black spots dotted over it.
19 Hippopotamus The common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.

This would definitely be a villain in series/movies due to its aggression. - DinoLover4242

20 Orangutan
21 Chimpanzee Chimpanzees are primates of the genus Pan which consists of the common chimpanzee and the bonobo. They are a part of the tribe Hominini, which also includes humans, and the family Hominidae where all great apes are included. Like their closest living relatives the modern humans, chimpanzees are social more.
22 Jackal The jackal is a small omnivorous mammal of the genus Canis, which also includes the wolf and dog. While the word "jackal" has historically been used for many small canids, in modern use it most commonly refers to three species: the closely related black-backed jackal and side-striped jackal of sub-Saharan more.
23 Coyote
24 Jaguarundi
25 Monarch Butterfly
26 Peregrine Falcon The peregrine falcon, also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae.
27 Puma The cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.

They're cool and beautiful

28 Osprey

Cool bird

29 Pilot Whale
30 Mouse A mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. It is also a popular pet.

It is harmless so it is a hero and not a villain. - DinoLover4242

Sorry, villain. Too much mouse heroes.

31 Cockroach

Poor roaches. I feel bad for them. There's never been a report of a roach spreading deadly diseases towards humans and only humans killed roaches. I think some people should make a film where roaches are heroes/protagonists and make humans villains/antagonists. - DinoLover4242

Yuck! Yep, definitely a villain.

32 Humpback Whale The humpback whale is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 m and weigh about 36,000 kg.

Hero. Too beautiful and calm to be a villain. Besides, they've saved people before.

33 Elephant Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognized, the African elephant and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species.

Elephants are misunderstood, despite getting aggressive at times (only due to humans encroaching habitats or having musth) and should be made heroes. - DinoLover4242

34 Brazilian Tapir
35 Tapir A tapir is a large, herbivorous mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile nose trunk.

There's never been a film where tapirs play a major role and tapirs are still being threatened to extinction. I think they should be saved from extinction and make tapirs heroes/main protagonists. - DinoLover4242

36 Giraffe The giraffe is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant.
37 Flea
38 Tick
39 Rabbit Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world.
40 Guinea Pig The guinea pig, also called the cavy or domestic guinea pig, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.
41 Flamingo Flamingos or flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the genus Phoenicopterus, the only genus in the family Phoenicopteridae.
42 Manatee
43 Blue Whale The blue whale is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whales. At 30 metres in length and up to 173 tonnes in weight, it is the largest extant animal and is the heaviest known to have existed.
44 Orca The killer whale or orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member.

Orcas have been portrayed as evil creatures/main villains in some movies such as Orca the Killer Whale, where Orca has killed people in the wild. Definitely a villain. - DinoLover4242

45 Horse The horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae, and can be tamed, bred, and trained, as a mount.
46 Rhinoceros A rhinoceros, often abbreviated to rhino, is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species.
47 Bison
48 Cheetah The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The cheetah is the fastest land animal, able to run up to 75 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds

Yes, cheetahs were portrayed as villains in Timon and Pumbaa T.V. series cartoon. - DinoLover4242

49 Thylacine The thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger or the Tasmanian wolf.

I know this is extinct, but it has been viewed as villains before its extinction. - DinoLover4242

50 Human Humans are not exactly wild animals, but they are not domesticated either. Humans are proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white.
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