The Pirates Of Atlantis
Like Dr. Doolittle, the character can “talk to the animals.” This doesn’t guarantee they’ll respond, be amicable, or comply with his requests, but it often helps to establish friendly relations… particularly if the character offers the animal some food. When a character uses this Talent, he speaks to the animal with his normal speech (which other characters can hear, and understand if they know it). The animal responds using its speech, which sounds like ordinary animal sounds to others (barks, meows, growls, squeaks, and the like), but which the character can understand as speech.
Bear in mind when talking with animals, how well animals communicate. It’s very rare to find an animal that is innately as intelligent as a human, and thus the limitations of communicating with them without full comprehension. The animals’ conversation may turn constantly to subjects that interest them (e.g., food and warmth).