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30th Apr '16 6:04:12 PM Geoduck
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'''Westley''': Rodents of Unusual Size? [[TemptingFate I don't think they exist.]]\\

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'''Westley''': Rodents of Unusual Size? [[TemptingFate I don't think they exist.]]\\\\



* [[TropeNamers Named]] after the R.O.U.S. from ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. (When Wesley tells Buttercup that he thinks they don't exist - see the quote above - he's lying to convince her to calm down. He had seen the monsters clearly a few minutes earlier.)

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* [[TropeNamers Named]] after the R.O.U.S. from ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. (When Wesley tells Buttercup that he thinks they [[TemptingFate don't exist exist]] - see the quote above - he's lying to convince her to calm down. He had seen the monsters clearly a few minutes earlier.)
24th Mar '16 9:59:12 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' by George Orwell features enormous rats, apparently capable of chewing straight through a man's head. The Party uses them as a torture device [[spoiler:on Winston in {{Room 101}}. [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes And Winston is terrified of rats]]]].

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* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' by George Orwell features enormous rats, apparently capable of chewing straight through a man's head. The Party uses them as a torture device [[spoiler:on Winston in {{Room 101}}. 101}}, knowing that [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes And Winston is terrified of rats]]]].



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29th Feb '16 6:11:44 AM StFan
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* The Changelings from ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'' tend to be larger than ''keekees'' (normal rats), presumably because their intelligence lets them keep themselves better-fed and healthier. Some of the normal rats bred for the fighting-pit by the ratcatchers are also larger than average.
** Implied to be true of the hamster which the Igor from ''GoingPostal'' recalls his veterinary cousin having kept, before it [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever broke out of its treadmill, ate a man's leg, and flew away]].

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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The Changelings from ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'' tend to be larger than ''keekees'' (normal rats), presumably because their intelligence lets them keep themselves better-fed and healthier. Some of the normal rats bred for the fighting-pit by the ratcatchers are also larger than average.
** Implied to be true of the hamster which the Igor from ''GoingPostal'' ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' recalls his veterinary cousin having kept, before it [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever broke out of its treadmill, ate a man's leg, and flew away]].
28th Jan '16 12:23:11 PM BigBertha
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* Professor Ratigan from the Disney movie ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' insists on being called a big mouse even though he looks like like a rat. In his defense he was a mouse in the original book series.
21st Dec '15 10:34:32 PM megarockman
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* A ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode had a giant robot Pikachu.

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* A ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode had a giant robot Pikachu. Pikachu himself is also large for a rodent - he stands at 16 inches (41 centimeters).
10th Dec '15 3:50:48 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', the Reinigen are Wesen RatMen. However, in "Rat King" it's revealed that some clans of Reinigen have the ability to FusionDance into a 20-foot tall rat called a Riesen Ratte or Rat King.
7th Nov '15 12:27:11 AM Leid
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* In ''Fanfic/TheSteepPathAhead'' Saito and Luise go on a RatStomp to earn money only for the rats to be as large as they are because they had gotten involved in some [[AlchemyIsMagic Alchemy]] experiments.
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29th Sep '15 7:42:52 PM TheGoodWario
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'''Westley''': Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist.\\

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'''Westley''': Rodents of Unusual Size? [[TemptingFate I don't think they exist.\\]]\\
8th Sep '15 9:03:52 AM Spindriver
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* The all-too-sapient rats in ''[[Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser The Swords of Lankhmar]]'' are of standard size -- until the right magic comes into play, late in the novel.
8th Sep '15 8:58:37 AM Spindriver
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* In ''Literature/TheBorribleTrilogy'', the race of Rumbles are described as rat-like, and are the size of human children.

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* In ''Literature/TheBorribleTrilogy'', the race of Rumbles are described as rat-like, and are the size of human children. A TakeThat to WesternAnimation/TheWombles? Surely not.
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