A recurring theme in the family and fantasy genres, Benevolent Tigers, also known as Lovable Tigers and Heroic Tigers, are heroes and heroines who are tigers. They often come across gentle giants, caretakers, benevolent rulers, sidekicks, and even comic relief.
Tigers in fiction are usually portrayed as super strong brutes due to being the largest cats in the world. But Benevolent Tigers can also come across as arrogant, selfish, and temperamental. Some can also be cowardly, oafish, and, like Benevolent Bears and Lions, not know their own strength. However, Benevolent Tigers are usually sympathetic, fiercely protective of their families, optimistic, fearless, and empathetic.
- Masahiro and Naoki
- Snowy ('Stripeless)