History Characters / WatershipDown

17th May '16 7:50:17 PM akih08
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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Why he never tries to fight Woundwort one on one, he knows he would lose.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Why he never tries to fight Woundwort one on one, he knows he would lose. Ironically enough, Woundwort keeps him around not because of this, but because he considers Campion to be a worthy foe if ever they should come to blows.
8th May '16 7:28:20 PM Redaka
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* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: Which is why he [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wants to be normal.]]



* {{Telepathy}}: His power in the TV series.
* RapidAging: The price he pays by using a ForbiddenTechnique in the TV series. He remains content knowing that Watership Down is now safe from General Woundwort and that he has been BroughtDownToNormal.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: In the TV series



* DirtyCoward: In the TV series, even Spartina challenging him to a fight frightens him.

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* DirtyCoward: In the TV series, even Spartina a doe challenging him to a fight frightens him.
7th May '16 2:57:44 PM Redaka
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** In The Series he gets a HeelRealization after he witnesses Campion's HeroicSacrifice for him out of loyalty. Just when he is about to consider changing his ways, Effrafa is destroyed in a counterattack by the Watership Down rabbits. Thus he decides to remain a villain as he believes that's what the world wants him to be.

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** In The Series he gets a HeelRealization after he witnesses Campion's HeroicSacrifice for him out of loyalty. Just when he is about to consider changing his ways, Effrafa is destroyed in a counterattack by the Watership Down rabbits. Thus he decides to remain a villain as he believes [[ThenLetMeBeEvil that's what the world wants him to be. be.]]
5th May '16 12:30:05 PM BURGINABC
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* {{Jesus}}: The rabbit equivalent, anyway. As you can probably tell, though, he is very different from the biblical Jesus.
30th Apr '16 3:14:35 PM Redaka
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** In The Series he gets a HeelRealization after he witnesses Campion's HeroicSacrfice for him out of loyalty. Just when he is about to consider changing his ways, Effrafa is destroyed in a counterattack by the Watership Down rabbits. Thus he decides to remain a villain as he believes that's what the world wants him to be.

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** In The Series he gets a HeelRealization after he witnesses Campion's HeroicSacrfice HeroicSacrifice for him out of loyalty. Just when he is about to consider changing his ways, Effrafa is destroyed in a counterattack by the Watership Down rabbits. Thus he decides to remain a villain as he believes that's what the world wants him to be.
30th Apr '16 3:14:05 PM Redaka
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* FounderOfTheKingdom

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* FounderOfTheKingdomFalseFriend: Invokes this as part of his plan to take over Redstone Warren rather than rule through fear
* FounderOfTheKingdom: Darkhaven await his arrival as the "Dark one"
-->"Call me General Woundwort, Dark One sounds a bit melodramatic"



* IOweYouMyLife: He spares Campion in Darkhaven for saving his life even allowing him to leave in spite of his betrayal.



* LineOfSightName: Takes up the name "Wheat-stalk" when infiltrating Redstone, and "Chaff" for Vervain.



* WorthyOpponent: Regards Campion as this, which is why he lets him stick around



* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Why he never tries to fight Woundwort one on one, he knows he would lose.



** Though [[StrangledByTheRedString they act like they've known each other for ages]] when separated.



* DirtyCoward: In the TV series.

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* DirtyCoward: In the TV series.series, even Spartina challenging him to a fight frightens him.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He does show a hint of sympathy upon watching Redstone get destroyed by bulldozers, on the pretense that "they're still rabbits" whether their allies or foes.
27th Apr '16 8:10:42 PM wittylibrarian
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* NeverFoundTheBody: "General Woundwort's body was never found. It could be that he still lives his fierce life somewhere else, but from that day on, mother rabbits would tell their kittens that if they did not do as they were told, [[NightmareFuel the General would get them]]. Such was Woundwort's monument, and perhaps it would not have displeased him."
22nd Apr '16 1:38:25 PM Redaka
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* CorporalPunishment: Hits Bigwig for allowing Hazel to waste his time
22nd Apr '16 1:34:53 PM Redaka
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Feels this way towards Primrose after seeing her plight.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He eventually dies saving his subordinates from a ''pfeffa''.]]
* MyMasterRightOrWrong

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He In the books, he eventually dies saving his subordinates from a ''pfeffa''.''pfeffa''.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: In the TV series, he has to fake a fox attack to explain his absence to Woundwort. However there is only one way for him to fake injuries and asks for Bigwig's help. [[CoverInnocentEyesAndEars Bigwig orders the others to leave at once.
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* MyMasterRightOrWrongLoveAtFirstSight: In the TV series, with the doe Blackberry.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: In the TV series he eventually begins to realize that Woundwort isn't the ideal leader he once thought however he feels it's his duty to stay loyal to him as Captain of Owsla.
* NobleDemon: Even though he serves Woundwort he has his standards such as scolding Vervain for his treatment of Primrose .
* NoPlaceForMeThere: Hazel and Primrose repeatedly try to convince him to settle down at Watership Down however he declines on the ground that he broke the Owsla code by betraying Woundwort [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves thus he doesn't deserve peace.]] However he remains content Primrose is [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy living a better life.]]


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* ThatManIsDead: In the TV series, after surviving his HeroicSacrifice and seeing his scarred visage he instructs Pipkin not to tell anyone that he's still alive, believing his final mission to be to kill Woundwort.
** Even when Blackberry finds him alive, he insists the Campion she knew is gone forever and that she should just forget about him.
21st Apr '16 7:51:48 PM Redaka
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* KillerRabbit

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* KillerRabbitKillerRabbit: One of the few rabbits who has managed to slay a weasel, by ''himself''.



* IgnoredEpiphany: In the book he has the chance to make peace with the Watership Down rabbits, he considers it for a few moments before stubbornly deciding to forget it.
** In The Series he gets a HeelRealization after he witnesses Campion's HeroicSacrfice for him out of loyalty. Just when he is about to consider changing his ways, Effrafa is destroyed in a counterattack by the Watership Down rabbits. Thus he decides to remain a villain as he believes that's what the world wants him to be.
-->"If destruction be my legacy, then let it begin!"



* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the TV series, he goes mad with power thinking he can scare off the human poacher while the others see this as a suicide mission. Predictably he gets caught however the noise he makes coincidentally causes a police officer to find and arrest the poacher allowing Woundwort to escape.



* DefiantToTheEnd: In the TV series, he is about to drown and the only ones who can save him are the Watership Down rabbits but he arrogantly refuses to beg for his life. Primrose decides to save him anyway on the grounds that [[IfYouKillHimYoullBeJustLikeHim if they let him die they'd be no better than him.]]

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* DefiantToTheEnd: In the TV series, he is about to drown and the only ones who can save him are the Watership Down rabbits but he arrogantly refuses to beg for his life. Primrose decides Fiver convinces the others to save spare him anyway on the grounds that [[IfYouKillHimYoullBeJustLikeHim if they let him die they'd be no better than him.]]]]
-->"I won't beg for my life! Go, leave me in peace!"



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* PetTheDog: In the TV Series, after the fall of Efrafa he agrees to be "the best of friends" with fellow rabbit Aspen to cheer him up, though he does it more out of necessity than anything else.
* WhatHaveIDone: The only time he ever shows a hint of remorse is when he leaves Aspen to die at the hands of a weasel while he runs away.


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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Disappears with no mention in season 3 of the series
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