Has there been a more fierce looking animal than the Smilodon?
They evolved to camouflage themselves as herbivores and appear friendly to people
Are you being retarded on purpose, literally any large theropod looks more terrifying by orders of magnitude.
and your point is? Pic related was about the same size as a smilodon and objectively more terrifying.
It's not good for teeth to be exposed to air all the time. So there's the suggestion that sabertooth cats has big mastiff lips to protect the teeth. There have also been some middleground concepts with the teeth poking out a little bit but still a big jowly face that covers most of the tooth.
>Catfags and dinofags thinking their animals are anywhere even close to the fiercest looking
Cave art doesn't count?
That's a dwarf Tarascosaurus. Normal individuals were roughly 25 ft. long, but some adult remains are significantly smaller suggesting insular dwarfism. In other words, roughly the size of Smilodon.