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YMMV: The Book of the Dun Cow
  • Complete Monster: Cockatrice, who torments Senex's hens (including Pertelote), kills his own father, and tries to engineer the return of Wyrm.
  • Jerkass Woobie: While he gets a little too excited about his son, it's hard not to feel sorry for Senex when he is killed by Cockatrice.
    • Chauntecleer himself in the sequel, once he realizes how delusional his plan to raise Mundo Cani was at the end of his life and the extent of the consequences.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Cockatrice crosses it as soon as he grows up by murdering Senex rather callously and shoving the body aside.
  • Squick: A basilisk gets into the Coop and kills the Wee Widow Mouse by hiding inside the body of a Wild Turkey it killed.
  • Tear Jerker / Crowning Moment of Funny: The last scene of the book, where Chauntecleer and John Wesley Weasel argue about who's going to join Mundo Cani under the Earth in fighting Wyrm somehow manages to be both simultaneously.
  • The Woobie: Mundo Cani. That is, until his Crowning Moment Of Awesome.
    • The Bird With No Tongue and Ferric Coyote in the sequel.
  • Wangst: What Mundo Cani does for most of the book, often about his Gag Nose. ''MAROONED!''

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