My favorite exhibit at the zoo has always been the gorillas. I love them because of how human they appear, but also how totally powerful they seem even just sitting there looking back at me. A part of me is always sad for them, these majestic untamed beasts forced to sit in a cage, so that the humans could get a closer look. It seems so unfair and wrong. These wonderful creatures should be swinging from the trees, living like the jungle kings that they truly are…wild and free. Untouched by man and living the life that they were meant to have. I will still continue to visit them when I take my next trip to the zoo, how could I not, but I will continue to see them as they should be, a powerfully fearsome ruler defending a beautifully terrifying kingdom.
Gorillas always seem to have made for awesome monsters or minions in popular fiction, but sometimes they can also make pretty awesome warriors and heroic figures. That's sort of the common token image of gorillas in escapist media, and that ain't a bad thing.