Wolves as Predators/Cheap Plot Devices:Ah, the wolf attack in the forest, one of the only cliches that I think truly deserves to die in a hole (or be torn apart by wolves). It typically plays out like this: Heroes are walking in the forest. Heroes hear all the birds go silent (never mind that birds wouldn't be at all afraid of wolves, since they can just fly away). Suddenly, a pack of snarling wolves bursts through the trees! The hero, designated love interest, cowardly rogue, and gruff mercenary with a heart of gold fight against the wolves, but despite their best efforts, the designated comic relief is killed, to the dismay of the characters and the joy of the readers. Then for no apparent reason, the wolves flee.
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