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10th Feb '17 9:00:04 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Verminious Snaptrap from ''T.U.F.F. Puppy''

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* Verminious Snaptrap from ''T.U.F.F. Puppy''Puppy'', who serves as the leader of the Diabolical Order of Mayhem ([[FunWithAcronyms or D.O.O.M. for short]]).
9th Feb '17 11:50:20 AM Sharlee
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** Male rats can usually live together quite happily, unlike male mice, which tend to kill each other in captivity even if neutered.
9th Feb '17 11:47:24 AM Sharlee
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* Studies have shown that rats appear to feel compassion, as a rat given the choice between saving a colony-mate in distress and eating a treat will nearly always help its fellow-rat first. Some even guide the rescued rat to the treats afterwards, as if attempting to calm or cheer up their companion.
6th Feb '17 9:36:19 AM MarkLungo
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* One episode of the Red Green Show has a song about this:

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* One episode of the Red Green Show ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' has a song about this:



* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and {{deconstructed}} in the Atlas Obscura article "[[http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-are-rats-always-the-bad-guys Why Are Rats Always the Bad Guys?]]"



* One of the villains in the Netflix series ''WesternAnimation/TurboFast'', Captain Dirtbeard, is a literal and straight example of this trope. This rodent pirate more than lives up to his name as one of Turbo's rival racers.

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* One of the villains in the Netflix series ''WesternAnimation/TurboFast'', Captain Dirtbeard, is a literal and straight example of this trope. This rodent pirate more than lives up to his name as one of Turbo's rival racers.



* Ratty from ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus.''

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



* [[TheItchyAndScratchyShoow Itchy]] from ''TheSimpsons'' is a rare "mean mouse" example,
* The 1933 VanBeurenStudios cartoon "Rough on Rats" revolves around a trio of [[CuteKitten cute kittens]] battling a large, nasty rat.

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* [[TheItchyAndScratchyShoow Itchy]] from ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a rare "mean mouse" example,
* The 1933 VanBeurenStudios Creator/VanBeurenStudios cartoon "Rough on Rats" revolves around a trio of [[CuteKitten cute kittens]] battling a large, nasty rat.



* Westernanimation/{{Captain Planet}}'s enemy, Verminous Skumm, is a mutated anthropomorphic rat who wants to spread disease.
* Mortimer Mouse, [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse]]'s rival, despite having mouse in his name, looks more like an anthropomorphic rat. He's got the [[{{Jerkass}} behavior]] to boot, and usually acts as a recurring antagonist of Mickey and his friends, usually in the earlier shorts and in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''. His plans usually consist of him trying to take away Minnie from Mickey, and overall being an annoyance for them most of the time.

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* Westernanimation/{{Captain Planet}}'s WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers enemy, Verminous Skumm, is a mutated anthropomorphic rat who wants to spread disease.
* Mortimer Mouse, [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse]]'s rival, despite having mouse in his name, looks more like an anthropomorphic rat. He's got the [[{{Jerkass}} behavior]] {{Jerkass}} behavior to boot, and usually acts as a recurring antagonist of Mickey and his friends, usually in the earlier shorts and in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''. His plans usually consist of him trying to take away Minnie from Mickey, and overall being an annoyance for them most of the time.
24th Jan '17 11:50:14 PM PaulA
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* Yet another aversion occurs in ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' with Ratty. Sure he's actually a Water Vole, but voles are close enough to rats for government work.

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* Yet another aversion occurs in ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' ''WesternAnimation/{{The Wind in the Willows|1983}}'' with Ratty. Sure he's actually a Water Vole, but voles are close enough to rats for government work.



* Averted with Rat in ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' as he is by no mean evil, though a little bohemian.

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* Averted with Rat in ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' as he is by no mean evil, though a little bohemian. Of course, he's a ''water'' rat, which are technically voles and therefore less disreputable than true rats.



* Averted with Ratty in Kenneth Grahame's ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''.
** Of course, he's a ''water'' rat, which are technically voles and therefore less disreputable than true rats.
4th Jan '17 6:01:55 AM DrY9K
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* Trevor the Rat from ''Film/MeetTheFeebles'' is the physical embodiment of this trope. He's a drug-dealing mobster who shoots pornos (and considers making a SnuffFilm when his lead male actor dies), murders people, tries to [[spoiler:rape]] Lucille the Poodle, smokes, eats the corpses of a character's dead pets in front of him, and is quite the JerkAss to his fellow employees (save for his boss, Mr. Bletch, and Barry, another mobster). He even ''looks'' like a dirty rat, and is literally (and rightfully) called one by Robert. The fact that Trevor's voice is based on that of Creator/PeterLorre only seems to capitalize this trope. Overall, Trevor has no redeeming qualities, [[spoiler:so it's no surprise if you find yourself cheering and/or laughing when he gets shredded like a salad with a machine-gun]].
11th Dec '16 4:00:30 PM foxley
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* In ''Willard'', the title character has a pack of killer-attack rats who remove anyone who gets in Willard's way.
** This is subverted in the sequel, ''Ben'', wherein the pack of rats defend a small boy from bullies.

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* In ''Willard'', ''Film/{{Willard}}'', the title character has a pack of killer-attack rats who remove anyone who gets in Willard's way.
** This is subverted in the sequel, ''Ben'', ''Film/{{Ben}}'', wherein the pack of rats defend a small boy from bullies.
9th Dec '16 4:28:19 AM Luppercus
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* Averted with Rat in ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' as he is by no mean evil, though a little bohemian.
9th Dec '16 4:24:42 AM Luppercus
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* The Reinigen in ''Series/{{Grimm}}, a particular nasty kind of Wesen.

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* The Reinigen in ''Series/{{Grimm}}, ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', a particular nasty kind of Wesen.
9th Dec '16 4:16:27 AM Luppercus
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* The Reinigen in ''Series/{{Grimm}}, a particular nasty kind of Wesen.
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