History Main / YouDirtyRat

14th Aug '16 4:41:04 PM Sharlee
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** Much earlier, Pratchett subverted the "cute friendly mouse" side of this trope with Definitely Not Squeak, a mouse who began talking under the influence of ''Discworld/MovingPictures''. He was outraged when told that mice are considered cute and sweet by humans, as he'd been the toughest mouse {{Badass}} in the house and proud of it.

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** Much earlier, Pratchett subverted the "cute friendly mouse" side of this trope depicted Lord Vetinari ''cutting a deal'' with Definitely Not Squeak, a mouse who began talking under the influence of ''Discworld/MovingPictures''. He was outraged Palace's rats when told that mice are considered cute he was confined to its dungeons in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards''. Although they sometimes made mistakes fetching items because they couldn't read, they stuck to their end of the bargain in exchange for his tactical advice in their battles with the dungeon's snakes and sweet by humans, as he'd been the toughest mouse {{Badass}} in the house and proud of it.scorpions.
31st Jul '16 4:40:21 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''John Wesley Weasel''', ''TheBookOfTheDunCow''

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-->-- '''John Wesley Weasel''', ''TheBookOfTheDunCow''
''Literature/TheBookOfTheDunCow''



* Averted with Ratty in Kenneth Grahame's ''TheWindInTheWillows''.

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* Averted with Ratty in Kenneth Grahame's ''TheWindInTheWillows''.''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''.



* Another water rat aversion occurs in Pauline Clarke's amazing ''TheReturnOfTheTwelves''.

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* Another water rat aversion occurs in Pauline Clarke's amazing ''TheReturnOfTheTwelves''.''Literature/TheReturnOfTheTwelves''.



* A new breed of large killer rats are the villains in a series of novels by the English horror author JamesHerbert.
* In the ''GarrettPI'' novels, the intelligent race of ratpeople are targets for a massive degree of FantasticRacism, and even Garrett himself tends to regard them as thieving, craven, subhuman scum early in the series. He gets over it once Singe comes into his life, but she herself admits that far too many of her people won't even attempt to rise above their nasty reputation.

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* A new breed of large killer rats are the villains in a series of novels by the English horror author JamesHerbert.
Creator/JamesHerbert.
* In the ''GarrettPI'' ''Literature/GarrettPI'' novels, the intelligent race of ratpeople are targets for a massive degree of FantasticRacism, and even Garrett himself tends to regard them as thieving, craven, subhuman scum early in the series. He gets over it once Singe comes into his life, but she herself admits that far too many of her people won't even attempt to rise above their nasty reputation.
16th Jul '16 12:23:41 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 4'' has two rats with a Stand power that fires toxic barbs, which melt anything they hit into a sort of blood gelatin for the rats to eat later. One of them, Bug-Eaten, is aggressive and cunning, being on the offensive against Jotaro and Josuke.
13th Jul '16 1:44:05 AM Shadowgazer
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13th Jul '16 1:41:16 AM Shadowgazer
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TropeNamer is a quote [[BeamMeUpScotty wrongly attributed]] to Creator/JamesCagney. The actual quote, for those who are wondering, is "That dirty double-crossing rat!"

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TropeNamer is a quote [[BeamMeUpScotty wrongly attributed]] to Creator/JamesCagney. The actual quote, for those who are wondering, is "That dirty double-crossing rat!"
rat!" Like all animal stereotypes, there will be aversions.
12th Jul '16 11:07:16 AM MagnusForce
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* In earlier editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', wererats were [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always]] LawfulEvil (along with the ChaoticEvil werewolves), while most other forms of lycanthrope were good or neutral. With Fourth Edition, this has been changed so all lycanthropes are AlwaysChaoticEvil.

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* In earlier editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', wererats were [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always]] LawfulEvil (along with the ChaoticEvil werewolves), while most other forms of lycanthrope were good or neutral. With In Fourth Edition, this has been changed so all lycanthropes are were AlwaysChaoticEvil.



** As of Fifth Edition, the old alignments are back.
23rd May '16 11:01:49 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* The ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' series has The Rat, a French rat who likes to steal cheese and torment [[ButtMonkey Chef Pee Pee]]. In "The Franchise/CallOfDuty Blackout", Joseph paid him in cheese to cut the power to Mario's house so Black Yoshi wouldn't annoy him while he played ''Call Of Duty''.
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* Roderick and Rhubella Rat from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', who serve as Buster and Babs' [[EvilCounterpart evil counterparts]] and attend [[AcademyOfEvil Perfecto Prep]], the rival school of Acme Looniversity.
8th May '16 5:44:05 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', there are demon rats, a kind of evil-aligned vermin found in any evil biome that live only to steal food from others. Those dwarves that like them do so for their "diabolical hunger for the food of others".
23rd Mar '16 5:29:55 PM WillKeaton
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* The 1933 .VanBeurenStudios cartoon "Rough on Rats" revolves around a trio of [[CuteKitten cute kittens]] battling a large, nasty rat.

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* The 1933 .1933 VanBeurenStudios cartoon "Rough on Rats" revolves around a trio of [[CuteKitten cute kittens]] battling a large, nasty rat.
23rd Mar '16 5:29:37 PM WillKeaton
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* Ratty from WesternAnimation/MrBogus.

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* Ratty from WesternAnimation/MrBogus.''WesternAnimation/MrBogus.''
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