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18th Apr '17 10:18:34 PM Mdumas43073
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24th Dec '16 6:49:31 AM Sharlee
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* AdoringThePests: The central premise of the story is its VillainProtagonist's relationship with the rat colony, and it starts out with him sparing them because he admires the mother rat's determination to rescue her babies from drowning.
20th Dec '16 2:19:17 PM Homemaderat
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Ratman is originally perplexed by the newspapers being left laid out on the table when he is gone, he even jokingly wonders if the rats could be reading them. Then he finds Ben looking at his diary and he puts it together.
25th Nov '16 8:59:59 PM nombretomado
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* [[ABoyAndHisDog A Boy And His Rat]]: Especially in the sequel.

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* [[ABoyAndHisDog [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Rat]]: Especially in the sequel.
14th Aug '16 4:35:35 PM Sharlee
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* YouDirtyRat: Even when he's as fond of the rats as he ever gets, Ratman still can't seem to bring himself to believe they might have ''minded'' that one of their colony-members got killed on a criminal outing of his.
14th Aug '16 4:18:03 PM Sharlee
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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Ratman describes a training session in which he challenges the rats to haul a leek he's stolen from a neighbor's garden into the shed, calling it "food". Raw leeks are toxic to rats, damaging their red blood cells. Also ArtisticLicenseBiology, as even ordinary rats quickly learn to reject foods that cause illness in the colony's "food tasters".

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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Ratman describes a training session in which he challenges the rats to haul a leek he's stolen from a neighbor's garden into the shed, calling it "food". Raw leeks are toxic to rats, damaging their red blood cells. Also ArtisticLicenseBiology, as even ordinary rats quickly learn to reject foods that cause illness in the colony's "food tasters".
14th Aug '16 4:17:33 PM Sharlee
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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Ratman describes a training session in which he challenges the rats to haul a leek he's stolen from the garden into the shed, calling it "food". Raw leeks are toxic to rats, damaging their red blood cells. Also ArtisticLicenseBiology, as even ordinary rats quickly learn to reject foods that cause illness in the colony's "food tasters".

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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Ratman describes a training session in which he challenges the rats to haul a leek he's stolen from the a neighbor's garden into the shed, calling it "food". Raw leeks are toxic to rats, damaging their red blood cells. Also ArtisticLicenseBiology, as even ordinary rats quickly learn to reject foods that cause illness in the colony's "food tasters".
14th Aug '16 4:16:25 PM Sharlee
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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Ratman describes a training session in which he challenges the rats to haul a leek he's stolen from the garden into the shed, calling it "food". Raw leeks are toxic to rats, damaging their red blood cells. Also ArtisticLicenseBiology, as even ordinary rats quickly learn to reject foods that cause illness in the colony's "food tasters".
8th Aug '16 10:03:15 AM Sharlee
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* FantasticCasteSystem: In the novel, the rats have a rudimentary one, with the highly intelligent "furry-tails" being privileged and the simple-minded "scaly-tails", deprived. Omitted from the films, as only normal-tailed rats were available for the productions.
8th Aug '16 9:51:57 AM Sharlee
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* AdaptationNameChange: Novel-Ratman's boss is named Jones, whereas film-Willard's is Mr. Martin.
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