History Characters / WatershipDown

16th Dec '16 5:36:39 PM McJeff
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* BreakupBreakout: In her backstory, she and a rabbit named Prake established Thinial. Somewhere in the backstory Prake just vanished into thin air, leaving the whole story about Flyairth.
16th Dec '16 5:29:15 PM McJeff
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* DeadGuyJunior: One of Fiver's children is named Threar, after him.
26th Oct '16 7:59:01 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}



* {{Badass}}: Fearless, domineering and vengeful.
** {{Handicapped Badass}}: The film version only has one working eye, but kicks ass regardless.



* {{Handicapped Badass}}: The film version only has one working eye, but kicks ass regardless.



* {{Badass}}: Notably, he fought off the cat that injured his wing. Demonstrated elsewhere in the story as well.
16th Oct '16 10:22:38 AM LBHills
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* AFatherToHisMen: There are plenty of rabbits more powerful than Hazel, Bigwig for example, and in most warrens, AsskickingEqualsAuthority. Hazel never gets challenged as leader though, because he has earned the trust and respect of the rest of his warren.

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* AFatherToHisMen: There are plenty of rabbits more powerful than Hazel, Bigwig for example, and in In most warrens, AsskickingEqualsAuthority. There are at least three better fighters in his group, but Hazel never gets challenged as leader though, leader, principally because he has earned leads from the trust front and respect of the rest will risk his life for any of his warren.followers.



* HandicappedBadass: After he gets shot, his leg causes him infrequent pain and makes it difficult for him to run for the rest of his life. Within the plot he notes that this would normally end his rule as chief rabbit, if not get him exiled or killed, so the fact he keeps on acting as chief-rabbit is impressively badass.
** Woundwort spares his life, considering him not worth killing. He doesn't even consider that he could be the chief rabbit because he is only of average size and walks with a slight limp, and this mistake ultimately dooms Woundwort.

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* HandicappedBadass: After he gets shot, his leg causes him infrequent pain and makes it difficult for him to run for the rest of his life. Within the plot he notes that this would normally end his rule as chief rabbit, if not get him exiled or killed, so the fact he keeps on acting as chief-rabbit Chief is impressively badass.
** When they meet, Woundwort spares his life, considering him not worth killing. He doesn't even consider that he Hazel could be the chief rabbit because he is only of average size and walks with a slight limp, and this mistake ultimately dooms Woundwort.



* TheMenFirst: If the group as a whole can't escape he'll remain with the ones that can't (Usually Fiver and Pipkin) to protect them as best he can.

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* TheMenFirst: If the group as a whole can't escape he'll remain with the ones that can't (Usually Fiver and Pipkin) can't, to protect them as best he can.



* CowardlyLion: While he cowers, shakes in fear and has to be coaxed going everywhere, it's also surprisingly a Moment of Awesome when he goes out on his own to find his brother, even though he knows full well that his brother was ''shot''.
* DissonantSerenity: His little chat with Vervain. Dear God. [[spoiler: Fiver, previously thought to be dead by the Efrafrans suddenly sits there, calm, looking at them, and then apologizes to Vervain for ''Vervain's imminent death.'' And continues to explain that after all it was their own fault. Since they came to kill the rabbits of the Watership Down warren... and he says this all in a very calm, serene, soft voice... while Vervain sees him surrounded by ghosts of 'rabbits done to death months before in the tunnels of Efrafa...']] Fiver is a Freakin'. Damn. Scary. Fluffball.

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* CowardlyLion: While he cowers, shakes in fear and has to be coaxed going everywhere, it's also surprisingly a Moment of Awesome when he goes out on his own down to find his brother, even though he knows full the farm in broad daylight, risking men as well as innumerable other enemies, because he's the only one convinced that his brother Hazel's wound was ''shot''.
not fatal.
* DissonantSerenity: His little chat with Vervain. Dear God. [[spoiler: Fiver, previously thought to be dead by the Efrafrans suddenly sits there, calm, looking at them, and then apologizes to Vervain for ''Vervain's imminent death.'' And continues to explain that after all it was their own fault. Since they came to kill the rabbits of the Watership Down warren... and he Fiver says this all in a very calm, serene, soft voice... while Vervain sees him surrounded by ghosts of 'rabbits done to death months before in the tunnels of Efrafa...']] Fiver is a Freakin'. Damn. Scary. Fluffball.' CreepyGood.]]
--> '''Fiver:''' [[spoiler: I am sorry. Believe me, I am sorry for your death. But you cannot blame us, for you came to kill us if you could.]]



* FaintingSeer

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* FaintingSeerFaintingSeer: He's usually disoriented after visions. The one at the climax of the book leaves him unconscious.



* YouAreNumberSix: His name, "Hrair-roo," literally means something like "little many," since rabbits can't count past four.

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* YouAreNumberSix: His name, "Hrair-roo," literally means something like "little is essentially their word for TheRuntAtTheEnd - he's "littlest of many," since rabbits can't count past four.the smallest of his litter.



* NotQuiteDead: "My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today."

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* NotQuiteDead: "My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today."On two occasions, his injuries are so terrible that he's momentarily thought to be dead.



* AdaptationalComicRelief: He acts much more goofy in the TV series

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* AdaptationalComicRelief: He acts much more goofy in the TV seriesseries.



* SpoonyBard: Subverted a bit given that his speed makes him quite useful; when they fight a cat, for instance, Bigwig goes for it first but Dandelion actually reaches it first, giving it a scratch before jumping clear.
** And then completely averted in the part with [[spoiler:the dog. It's explicitly stated that he had to run faster than even he ever had before to stay ahead of it, meaning that if he had not been there, and Hazel had to make do with a slower rabbit (i.e. ''any other rabbit''), that rabbit would have been caught and killed, the plan would have failed, and the warren would have been destroyed.]]

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* SpoonyBard: Subverted a bit given that Averted. Although he's their most entertaining storyteller, he's invaluable to Hazel's group for his speed makes him quite useful; when they fight a cat, exceptional speed. (Exceptional even for instance, Bigwig goes for it first but Dandelion actually reaches it first, giving it a scratch before jumping clear.
** And then completely averted in
rabbit.) [[spoiler: In the part with [[spoiler:the dog. It's climax, it's explicitly stated that he had to run faster than even he ever had before to stay ahead of it, meaning that if he had not been there, and Hazel had to make do with a slower rabbit (i.e. ''any other rabbit''), that rabbit would have been caught and killed, the plan would have failed, and the warren would have been destroyed.]]



* DeadpanSnarker: Even moreso than Bigwig. Silver might actually be the snarkiest of the rabbits, with a biting comment for most situations.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Even moreso than Bigwig. Silver might actually be the snarkiest of the rabbits, with a biting comment for most situations. He's particularly unpleasant to Strawberry when the (former) PoisonousFriend asks to join them.
6th Oct '16 5:13:42 AM Roo
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* DeadpanSnarker: Even moreso than Bigwig. Silver might actually be the snarkiest of the rabbits, with a biting comment for most situations.
27th Sep '16 11:53:13 PM Theriocephalus
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-->"He saved me... So he didn't hate me, did he? He hated what I'd done... to my people. To establish an empire you need force... to maintain it you need kindness. Oh what have I done...?"



-->"He saved me... So he didn't hate me, did he? He hated what I'd done...to my people. To establish an empire you need force...to maintain it you need kindness. Oh what have I done...?"
27th Sep '16 11:52:25 PM Theriocephalus
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After losing the battle against Watership Down and being haunted by the memory of Campion's death he finally has an epiphany. Unfortunately it doesn't last too long as mentioned above.



* WhatHaveIDone: After losing the battle against Watership Down and being haunted by the memory of Campion's death he finally has an epiphany. Unfortunately it doesn't last too long as mentioned above.
6th Sep '16 10:06:52 AM Aquila89
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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."

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* NeverFoundTheBody: "General General Woundwort's body was is never found. It could be found, so Efrafans are convinced that he still lives his fierce life somewhere else, didn't die, but from that day on, mother went away to find a more worthy warren. Eventually, he becomes a legendary bogeyman figure in the rabbit mythology.
-->"Mother
rabbits would tell their kittens that if they did not do as they were told, [[NightmareFuel the General would get them]]. them - the General who was first cousin to the Black Rabbit himself. Such was Woundwort's monument, monument: and perhaps it would not have displeased him."
1st Aug '16 10:42:39 AM kraas
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* InterspeciesFriendship: With Kehaar the gull, as they are both straightfoward and cantankerous.



* TheLancer

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* TheLancerTheLancer: Even though he technically outranked all the other rabbits who left the Sandleford Warren, he becomes this to Hazel as he recognizes Hazel's intelligence and knack for leadership.
9th Jun '16 6:45:20 PM Redaka
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* FriendToAllLivingThings : Excluding "Elil" (predators) Pipkin is known to be exceptionally good at befriending animals of other species in the Tv series.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings : Excluding "Elil" (predators) Pipkin is known to be exceptionally good at befriending animals of other species in the Tv TV series.






* CorporalPunishment: Hits Bigwig for allowing Hazel to waste his time

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* CorporalPunishment: Hits Bigwig for allowing Hazel to waste his timetime.



* DefaultToGood: After Nildro-hain, his mate, dies, Strawberry joins the heroes because he realises that they're his best chance to stay alive, and he doesn't want to stay in the place that would ignore the fact that his mate died.

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* DefaultToGood: After Nildro-hain, his mate, dies, Strawberry joins the heroes because he realises realizes that they're his best chance to stay alive, and he doesn't want to stay in the place that would ignore the fact that his mate died.



* NonActionGuy

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* NonActionGuyNonActionGuy: In the TV series to start off with but after some rigorous training by digging he become competent enough to subdue Hawkbit.



* 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.



* 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.


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* WhatHaveIDone: After losing the battle against Watership Down and being haunted by the memory of Campion's death he finally has an epiphany. Unfortunately it doesn't last too long as mentioned above.
-->"He saved me... So he didn't hate me, did he? He hated what I'd done...to my people. To establish an empire you need force...to maintain it you need kindness. Oh what have I done...?"
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