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21st May '16 10:42:56 PM BiffJr
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* Porcupines can also be large, particularly the North American and South African species.
* Beavers.
20th May '16 4:10:09 PM Scrounge
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* In "WesternAnimation/TransformersBeastWars", Rattrap's rat mode is shown being significantly larger than normal rats. This is especially unusual in that Transformers has previously shown a willingness to show characters alternate forms as being significantly smaller than their robot modes would indicate (Megatron, Soundwave, Blaster, etc.).

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* In "WesternAnimation/TransformersBeastWars", ''WesternAnimation/TransformersBeastWars''[[note]]and its sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines[[/note]], Rattrap's rat mode is shown being significantly larger than normal rats. This is especially unusual in that Transformers has previously shown a willingness to show characters alternate forms as being significantly smaller than their robot modes would indicate (Megatron, Soundwave, Blaster, etc.).


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** In the cartoons, the Maximals and Predacons of ''Beast Wars'' were smaller descendants of the Autobots and Decepticons. The IDW comics have [[CanonForeigner brought in some Beast-era charactersto their G1-based universe,]] made them Autobots and Decepticons, and sized them up to fit in with the general populace. Rattrap is one of them, meaning his rat mode is apparently the size of a ''car''.
19th May '16 5:50:53 PM Sharlee
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* "Scabby the Rat" is an inflatable mascot used by labor unions in the eastern United States as a picketing display. Court cases in defense of the unions' right to display Scabby have ruled that showing him constitutes protected speech under the First Amendment, striking down attempts to ban such inflatable figures for non-commercial purposes.

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* "Scabby the Rat" is an a giant-rat inflatable mascot used by labor unions in the eastern United States as a picketing display. Court cases in defense of the unions' right to display Scabby have ruled that showing him constitutes protected speech under the First Amendment, striking down attempts to ban such inflatable figures figures' use for non-commercial purposes.
19th May '16 5:50:01 PM Sharlee
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* "Scabby the Rat" an inflatable mascot used by labor unions in the eastern United States as a picketing display.

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* "Scabby the Rat" is an inflatable mascot used by labor unions in the eastern United States as a picketing display.display. Court cases in defense of the unions' right to display Scabby have ruled that showing him constitutes protected speech under the First Amendment, striking down attempts to ban such inflatable figures for non-commercial purposes.
19th May '16 5:47:31 PM Sharlee
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* "Scabby the Rat" an inflatable mascot used by labor unions in the eastern United States as a picketing display.
8th May '16 5:39:51 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' has two separate varieties of oversized rats, both found BeneathTheEarth: large rats are bigger than an adolescent dwarf, surprisingly quick, and adept food thieves. Giant rats are quite a bit bigger than grown dwarves, likewise steal food, and are used as [[HorseOfADifferentColor mounts]] by goblin during sieges.

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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' has two separate varieties of oversized rats, both found BeneathTheEarth: large rats are bigger than an adolescent dwarf, surprisingly quick, and adept food thieves. Giant rats are quite a bit bigger than over three times the size of grown dwarves, likewise steal food, and are used as [[HorseOfADifferentColor mounts]] by goblin goblins during sieges.
8th May '16 5:37:09 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' has two separate varieties of oversized rats, both found BeneathTheEarth: large rats are bigger than an adolescent dwarf, surprisingly quick, and adept food thieves. Giant rats are quite a bit bigger than grown dwarves, likewise steal food, and are used as [[HorseOfADifferentColor mounts]] by goblin during sieges.
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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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]].
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