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5th Jan '18 2:28:00 PM schoi30
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* In contrast to ''The Roly-Poly Pudding'' as mentioned above, Samuel Whisker's incarnation in ''WesternAnimation/PeterRabbit'' plays this trope as straight as possible.
1st Jan '18 11:13:38 AM nombretomado
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** HarrisonFord himself greatly enjoyed working with the rats, as he had previously kept rats as pets. Behind the scenes footage even shows Ford on the set between takes playing with them!

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** HarrisonFord Creator/HarrisonFord himself greatly enjoyed working with the rats, as he had previously kept rats as pets. Behind the scenes footage even shows Ford on the set between takes playing with them!
1st Jan '18 12:42:50 AM Piterpicher
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* The rats in ''LittleKingsStory'' appear quite mischievous, and the narrator seems none to fond of them. [[spoiler: In the end, it's [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever very justified.]]]]

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* The rats in ''LittleKingsStory'' ''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory'' appear quite mischievous, and the narrator seems none to fond of them. [[spoiler: In the end, it's [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever very justified.]]]]
28th Dec '17 10:03:26 AM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/TailsOfFame'' has Rast Racklyn, a smelly, disgusting, anthropomorphic rat who's also the story's VillainProtagonist.
24th Dec '17 2:09:45 PM ProfessorFrink
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** This takes inspiration from Rowling's sister's phobia. Rowling herself doesn't mind rats. There is also a chapter that has magical rats showing off in a store, playing jump rope with their tails, so not every rat is portrayed as villainous.



** This takes inspiration from Rowling's sister's phobia. Rowling herself doesn't mind rats. There is also a chapter that has magical rats showing off in a store, playing jump rope with their tails, so not every rat is portrayed as villainous.



* Tamora Pierce's ''The Immortals'' series deals with the adventures of a young girl, Daine, who can speak to animals (and later take their forms) due to her magic. These books commonly feature animals against which humans have prejudices based on nothing more than myths or their own perceptions - Daine is frequently outraged by people's assumptions and quick to correct them. Many traditional villains, such as wolves, hyenas, bats and crocodiles are treated sympathetically and shown to be quite different to the way they're perceived. Rats, however, get the standard trope treatment even in these animal-advocate stories - they are vicious, dirty, generally unpleasant, and hate Daine despite the fact that her magic means all other animals instantly love her (this is never explained). They are probably the only animals in all four books that are portrayed negatively.



* For some reason Series/{{Frasier}} and Niles Crane are both squicked badly by Daphne's description of the show rats she used to raise. All they can think of is the rats of the Black Plague, despite the fact they are both mental health professionals who should be familiar with the use of rats in psychological and medical studies. In another episode it's revealed they themselves were named for their mother's lab rats.

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* For some reason Series/{{Frasier}} and Niles Crane are both squicked badly by Daphne's description of the show rats she used to raise. All they can think of is the rats of the Black Plague, despite the fact they are both mental health professionals who should be familiar with the use of rats in psychological and medical studies. It's also worth noting that Daphne, the supposed expert ("When it comes to rats, you're in my house!"), gets her facts wrong here, claiming the plague was spread by 'the common brown rat,' not her show rats. In fact, show rats are domesticated brown rats, and it is the black rat that was associated with the plague (actually spread by fleas, not the rats themselves).
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In another episode it's revealed they that Frasier and Niles were themselves were named for their mother's lab rats.
3rd Dec '17 1:20:38 AM erforce
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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.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 4'' ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' 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.
28th Nov '17 7:41:37 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise'', Rattrap is, unlike his Beast Wars and Beast Machines versions, [[TheStarscream a scheming backstabber]] who's working for Starscream himself. He's quite open about the fact that he's only out for himself.
19th Nov '17 9:30:52 PM Theriocephalus
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♪ He's Cheesy! (Cheesy!) The Christmas Rat\\

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♪ He's Cheesy! (Cheesy!) The the Christmas Rat\\



♪ Cheesy! (Cheesy!) The Christmas Rat\\

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♪ Cheesy! (Cheesy!) The the Christmas Rat\\



♪ Cheesy! (Cheesy!) The Christmas Rat\\

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♪ Cheesy! (Cheesy!) The the Christmas Rat\\



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** That said, some parallel experiments into the effects of overcrowding on human cities like New York and Tokyo have shown that rats seem to go insane if too many of them live in one place for a prolonged period, despite having adequate access to food and comforts. Fights are more likely to occur and more likely to be fatal. Some rats start eating other rats, and even form cannibal clans where they shun all contact. Some start intentionally destroying toys while normally they just play with them or ignore them. Some rats turn to homosexuality, some start self-harming and chewing their own limbs off, and some just ''stop living'', wasting away for no apparent medical reason. When taken out of their overcrowded cages or allowed more areas to roam in, their behaviour stayed the same, indicating that they have been permanently affected: only through generations do their offspring become psychologically normal again.

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** That said, some parallel experiments into the effects of overcrowding on human cities like New York and Tokyo have shown that rats seem to go insane if too many of them live in one place for a prolonged period, despite having adequate access to food and comforts. Fights are more likely to occur and more likely to be fatal. Some rats start eating other rats, and even form cannibal clans where they shun all contact. Some start intentionally destroying toys while normally they just play with them or ignore them. Some rats turn to homosexuality, them, some start self-harming and chewing their own limbs off, and some just ''stop living'', wasting away for no apparent medical reason. When taken out of their overcrowded cages or allowed more areas to roam in, their behaviour stayed the same, indicating that they have been permanently affected: only through generations do their offspring become psychologically normal again.



* Nazi propaganda infamously equated Jews with rat infestation.
** American propaganda during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII also frequently did the same with the Japanese.

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* Nazi propaganda infamously equated Jews with rat infestation.
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10th Nov '17 6:27:57 PM thatmadork
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** That said, some parallel experiments into the effects of overcrowding on human cities like New York and Tokyo have shown that rats seem to go insane if too many of them live in one place for a prolonged period, despite having adequate access to food and comforts. Fights are more likely to occur and more likely to be fatal. Some rats start eating other rats, and even form cannibal clans where they shun all contact. Some start intentionally destroying toys while normally they just play with them or ignore them. Some rats turn to homosexuality, some start self-harming and chewing their own limbs off, and some just ''stop living'', wasting away for no apparent medical reason. When taken out of their overcrowded cages or allowed more areas to roam in, their behaviour stayed the same, indicating that they have been permanently affected: only through generations do their offspring become psychologically normal again.
7th Nov '17 3:49:10 AM Carliro
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** Averted in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' though. The rats that show up during the "Why Should You Worry" scene may look rough on the edges, but they are not evil.

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** Averted in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' though. The rats that show up during the "Why Should You Worry" scene may look rough on the edges, but they are not evil. Then again, they only showed up for a few seconds, and appear to be dressed like gangsters...
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