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12th Feb '18 5:09:45 PM nombretomado
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* Two weasels, again from ''The Wind in the Willows'' are shown digging Ebenezer Scrooge's grave in the 1983 special ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol''. One of them speaks in a Cockney dialect (befitting the story's London setting), while the other has what sounds like a PeterLorre impression.

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* Two weasels, again from ''The Wind in the Willows'' are shown digging Ebenezer Scrooge's grave in the 1983 special ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol''. One of them speaks in a Cockney dialect (befitting the story's London setting), while the other has what sounds like a PeterLorre Creator/PeterLorre impression.
27th Jan '18 10:21:55 AM BURGINABC
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* Fully {{inverted}} by ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'', where the titular Weasel is a [[ChronicHeroSyndrome courageous, selfless hero]] who is [[

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* Fully {{inverted}} by ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'', where the titular Weasel is a [[ChronicHeroSyndrome courageous, selfless hero]] who is [[[[TheAce great at everything]], pretty much the opposite of this trope's cowardly, self-centered sociopath that often has to resort to trickery and deceit to accomplish anything. This characterization of near-perfection serves primarily to set him up as the comedic {{Foil}} to a [[TheResenter foolish, jealous baboon.]]
27th Jan '18 10:13:26 AM BURGINABC
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* This one is inverted by ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'', because the weasel there is a sophisticated protagonist.

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* This one is inverted Fully {{inverted}} by ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'', because where the weasel there titular Weasel is a sophisticated protagonist.[[ChronicHeroSyndrome courageous, selfless hero]] who is [[
27th Jan '18 9:53:53 AM BURGINABC
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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]]. 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. Badgers on the other hand are [[BadOlBadger portrayed as more vicious, aggressive and frankly unfriendly creatures]].

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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 [[WeaselMascot cute and harmless rather than malicious, 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 technically more closely related to cats and hyenas than to weasels, the weasels they resemble, but by being famous for fighting [[SnakesAreEvil snakes]]. 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. Badgers on the other hand are [[BadOlBadger portrayed as more vicious, aggressive and frankly unfriendly creatures]].
11th Jan '18 7:46:48 AM TaleOn113
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May lead to cases of IAmNotWeasel. See also AnimalStereotypes in general. Not to be confused with WilyWalrus.

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May lead to cases of IAmNotWeasel. See also AnimalStereotypes in general. Not to be confused with WilyWalrus. Compare with BadOlBadger.
26th Dec '17 5:19:58 AM TaleOn113
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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]]. 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.

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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]]. 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.
heroes. Badgers on the other hand are [[BadOlBadger portrayed as more vicious, aggressive and frankly unfriendly creatures]].
24th Dec '17 4:47:03 PM LB7979
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** 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.

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** * 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 Oct '17 2:27:26 AM Raptorslash
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* In Literature/TheBerenstainBears SpinOff ''Bear Scouts'' series, an underground society of weasels, led by [[ObviouslyEvil Weasel]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast [=McGreed=]]], are occasional villains who occasionally try to conquer Bear County. Unlike the bears' more nuanced society, which has its flaws and bad apples but is well-meaning, the weasels are AlwaysChaoticEvil, with no redeeming qualities or exceptions.

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* In Literature/TheBerenstainBears SpinOff ''Bear Scouts'' series, an underground society of weasels, led by [[ObviouslyEvil Weasel]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast [=McGreed=]]], are occasional villains who occasionally try to conquer Bear County. Unlike the bears' more nuanced society, which has its flaws and bad apples but is well-meaning, well-meaning overall, the weasels are AlwaysChaoticEvil, with no redeeming qualities or exceptions.
21st Aug '17 7:08:58 AM CosmicFerret
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* In TheBerenstainBears SpinOff ''Bear Scouts'' series, an underground society of weasels, led by [[ObviouslyEvil Weasel]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast [=McGreed=]]], are occasional villains who occasionally try to conquer Bear County. Unlike the bears' more nuanced society, which has its flaws and bad apples but is well-meaning, the weasels are AlwaysChaoticEvil, with no redeeming qualities or exceptions.

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* In TheBerenstainBears Literature/TheBerenstainBears SpinOff ''Bear Scouts'' series, an underground society of weasels, led by [[ObviouslyEvil Weasel]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast [=McGreed=]]], are occasional villains who occasionally try to conquer Bear County. Unlike the bears' more nuanced society, which has its flaws and bad apples but is well-meaning, the weasels are AlwaysChaoticEvil, with no redeeming qualities or exceptions.
11th Aug '17 7:40:36 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* "The sickle weasel" Kamaitachi, whom Shigeo "Anti-Mexico" Okamura intended to become the new ({{masked|luchador}})face of Wrestling/{{CMLL}}'s Lightweight division. He did succeed in winning the world super lightweight championship belt to, but had [[HumiliatingWager lost his mask]] to former champion Dragón Lee on the way there.[[/folder]]
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