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16th May '17 12:14:56 PM IamTheCaligula
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* The Japanese {{yokai}} [[RazorWind Kamaitachi]] (lit. Sickle Weasel) is a weasel with [[SinisterScythe large, scythe-shaped claws,]] which it uses to cut passers-by to ribbons. One variety has three small weasels working together: the first one knocks down the traveller, the second one cuts him up and the third one closes the wounds.
** Also in Japanese lore is Raijū(Thunder Beast), a companion of Raijin who is often depicted as a weasel. Normally he is calm and harmless, but gets agitated during thunderstorms and leaps about trees and buildings, scratching them with lightning.



* The Japanese yokai demon [[RazorWind ''Kamaitachi'']] (litt. Sickle Weasel) is a weasel demon with large, scythe-shaped claws, which it uses to cut passers-by to ribbons. One variety has three small weasels working together: the first one knocks down the traveller, the second one cuts him up and the third one closes the wounds.
** Also in Japanese lore is Raijū(Thunder Beast), a companion of Raijin who is often depicted as a weasel. Normally he is calm and harmless, but gets agitated during thunderstorms and leaps about trees and buildings, scratching them with lightning.
7th May '17 12:50:37 PM Xtifr
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* Averted in ''WelkinWeasels'', where the weasels are the heroes, although ''stoats'' (another mustelid) are mostly villains.

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* Averted in ''WelkinWeasels'', ''Literature/WelkinWeasels'', where the weasels are the heroes, although ''stoats'' (another mustelid) are mostly villains.
8th Apr '17 1:14:53 PM nombretomado
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* The villainous Arnold in FanFic/SoullessShell is a ferret. In the canon, {{Redwall}}, ferrets are AlwaysChaoticEvil - this is about the only point this TransplantedCharacterFic shares with its originating canon.

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* The villainous Arnold in FanFic/SoullessShell is a ferret. In the canon, {{Redwall}}, {{Literature/Redwall}}, ferrets are AlwaysChaoticEvil - this is about the only point this TransplantedCharacterFic shares with its originating canon.



* Weasels and their ilk are AlwaysChaoticEvil in ''{{Redwall}}''. The exact nature of their evil varies, from delinquent CreepyChild Veil to PsychopathicManchild Bladd to numerous PunchClockVillain types to most of the BigBad characters who aren't rats.

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* Weasels and their ilk are AlwaysChaoticEvil in ''{{Redwall}}''.''{{Literature/Redwall}}''. The exact nature of their evil varies, from delinquent CreepyChild Veil to PsychopathicManchild Bladd to numerous PunchClockVillain types to most of the BigBad characters who aren't rats.
30th Mar '17 3:32:24 PM leenonychus
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* The protagonist of ''WebAnimation/OfWeaselsAndChickens'', Marcus, subverts this trope. However, he soon meets another main character, Prima, who embodies all the negative stereotypes about weasels he's ever heard of. For example, in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT4d7CeQmfQ Episode Three]], Prima sings an entire song ("Off to the Henhouse") about how much she loves murder.
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17th Feb '17 7:34:11 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Similarly, in ''ComicBook/MouseGuard'', weasels are natural enemies of mice, and have repeatedly tried to invade, capture, and eat mice. Subverted somewhat in that not all of them can even be considered nasty, let alone evil, and their plans for mice (while unpleasant and involving slavery) ''is'' part of natural predation, animal nature which is played up in this universe.
30th Jan '17 3:59:03 AM Morgenthaler
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In addition to weasels, stoats and polecats get a fair amount of this. Ferrets are portrayed similarly as clever, hyperactive, slightly crazy tricksters, but are often cute and harmless rather than malicious, probably because people are increasingly likely to be familiar with them as pets. Martens and fishers are somewhat less likely to be lumped in with weasels, and otters are [[PlayfulOtter something completely different]], as are badgers and wolverines. Skunks, formerly classified as mustelids but now given their own group Mephitidae, have [[SmellySkunk their own trope]]; a skunk is definitely something to avoid, but is not necessarily as wicked as a weasel. Mongooses are saved, ironically not by the fact that they're far closer to cats and hyenas than to weasels, but by being famous for fighting [[SnakesAreEvil snakes]].

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In addition to weasels, stoats and polecats get a fair amount of this. Ferrets are portrayed similarly as clever, hyperactive, slightly crazy tricksters, but are often cute and harmless rather than malicious, probably because people are increasingly likely to be familiar with them as pets. Martens and fishers are somewhat less likely to be lumped in with weasels, and otters are [[PlayfulOtter something completely different]], as are badgers and wolverines. Skunks, formerly classified as mustelids but now given their own group Mephitidae, have [[SmellySkunk their own trope]]; a skunk is definitely something to avoid, but is not necessarily as wicked as a weasel. Mongooses are saved, ironically not by the fact that they're far closer to cats and hyenas than to weasels, but by being famous for fighting [[SnakesAreEvil snakes]]. \n In folklore this extends to mythical creatures such as the [[BasiliskAndCockatrice Basilisk]], in which case the weasel and its cousins may well be portrayed as heroes.
27th Jan '17 1:06:21 AM jormis29
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* In ''The Mice Templar'' series, weasels comprise the royal guard serving a corrupt mouse king, and they have a vicious rivalry with the rats who make up the army and the druidic priesthood.

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* In ''The Mice Templar'' ''ComicBook/TheMiceTemplar'' series, weasels comprise the royal guard serving a corrupt mouse king, and they have a vicious rivalry with the rats who make up the army and the druidic priesthood.
24th Jan '17 11:42:30 PM PaulA
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* The weasels feature in a live-action adaptation of ''The Wind in the Willows'', even darker characters than in the book - they plan to kill the protagonists by having them turned into dog food, and get a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au_tL122R6g surprisingly intense]] VillainSong.

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* The weasels feature in a live-action adaptation of ''The ''Film/{{The Wind in the Willows'', Willows|1996}}'', even darker characters than in the book - they plan to kill the protagonists by having them turned into dog food, and get a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au_tL122R6g surprisingly intense]] VillainSong.
11th Jan '17 6:40:26 PM chelonianmobile
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** Two martens appear, both on the villainous side: the Emperor Ublaz (a CampStraight marten with HypnoticEyes ruling over monitor lizards), and Atunra, Riggu Felis' NumberTwo who is killed by his son as part of his effort to overthrow his father.

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** Two martens appear, both on the villainous side: the Emperor Ublaz (a CampStraight / AmbiguouslyGay marten with HypnoticEyes ruling over monitor lizards), and Atunra, Riggu Felis' NumberTwo who is killed by his son as part of his effort to overthrow his father.
19th Dec '16 7:29:10 AM Chabal2
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** Badgers, on the other hand, are universally good, if somewhat unsafe to be around when in battle (if a Bloodwrath-possessed badger ever killed an ally, it's not shown, but the risk is still present).
** Of the three wolverines known in the series, one died before the story began, one was seen lifting an entire ''tree'' off himself as a DyingMomentOfAwesome (also denying his batshit insane brother the right to rule the North, so he's not as villainous as most vermin), and the third is said batshit insane brother, the cannibal, [[HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure stronger-than-a-badger]] Gulo the Savage.
** Two martens appear, both on the villainous side: the Emperor Ublaz (a CampStraight marten with HypnoticEyes ruling over monitor lizards), and Atunra, Riggu Felis' NumberTwo who is killed by his son as part of his effort to overthrow his father.
** A single polecat appears, a wretched old creature living underground and commanding an army, along with a hulking weasel-ferret hybrid called a Wearet.
** Swartt Sixclaw and his son Veil, the latter of which is taken in by Redwallers and is given the full DracoInLeatherPants treatment by some fans despite being a casual murderer due to occasional good deeds (extremely rare among vermin).



* The Weasleys of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series were intentionally named and created as heroic characters to ''{{avert|edTrope}}'' this trope. [[WordOfGod Quoth Rowling]]:

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* The Weasleys of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series were intentionally named and created as heroic characters to ''{{avert|edTrope}}'' this trope.trope (Mr. Weasly's Patronus, the only spell that works against the depression-incarnate dementors, is a weasel). [[WordOfGod Quoth Rowling]]:
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