Talk: Shadowcat

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Black Panther Inspiration?

Could it be that the imagination for the "Shadowcats" came from the "Black Panthers"? Larger than cougars, smaller than tigers, and even it's a little bit hidden, the markings on a black panther are visible, like the stripes of a "Shadowcat"! --Exodianecross (talk) 10:36, 16 September 2015 (CDT)

BlueTiger's response

I've always imagined shadowcat as a GRRM's own creation, inspired by w:Smilodon , w:Snow leopard and other felids. GRRM often uses Pleioscene megafauna as inspiration for his creatures ( Direwolwes w:Direwolf, Coldhands' s elk).

That's possible, but till now there was no hint that the Shadowcat possesses sabre-teeth like Smilodon. --Exodianecross (talk) 12:35, 16 September 2015 (CDT)