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* No mention of Bigwig surviving the wire snares? This is early enough in the book that no one would have doubted it if Bigwig were KilledOffForReal, and in fact, he was believed dead by all present, until he recovers his strength enough to call out. Even before that, he had enough wits about him, even as the snare was biting into his flesh, to inform the others that it was no good biting the wire. The novel notes after that point that no one doubts in Bigwig's strength again at that point.


** Even if it was Woundwort's last stand, the fact that he made such an impression on our heroes that ''he gets added to Cuniculine Mythology as an assistant to TheGrimReaper MoonRabbit''!

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** Even if it was Woundwort's last stand, he saved most of his rabbits by fighting the fact that he dog, giving them time to scatter and hide. He made such an impression on our heroes that ''he gets added to Cuniculine Mythology as an assistant to TheGrimReaper MoonRabbit''!


-->'''Woundwort:''' We'll settle with you here. There's no need to take ''you'' back to Efrafa.
-->'''Bigwig:''' You crack-brained slave driver. I'd like to see you try.

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-->'''Woundwort:''' --->'''Woundwort:''' We'll settle with you here. There's no need to take ''you'' back to Efrafa.
-->'''Bigwig:''' --->'''Bigwig:''' You crack-brained slave driver. I'd like to see you try.



--> '''"I am sorry for you with all my heart; but you cannot blame us, for you came to kill us if you could."'''

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--> '''"I --->'''Fiver:''' I am sorry for you with all my heart; but you cannot blame us, for you came to kill us if you could."'''could.
--->'''Vervain:''' Blame you? Blame you for what?
--->'''Fiver:''' For your death. Believe me, I am sorry for your death.


* The fact that in the movie, Hazel is the recipient of a vision-speech that was originally given to ''El-Ahrairah himself'' when he offers his life to Frith in exchange for letting his plan save the warren.

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* The fact that in the movie, Hazel is the recipient of a vision-speech that was originally given to ''El-Ahrairah himself'' when he offers his life to Frith in exchange for letting his plan save the warren.warren succeed.

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* Hazel dies -- of old age. Something every rabbit strives to do. No one caught him.


** Also when Bigwig replies with a blunt ''"Silflay hraka"'' (translation: "Eat shit") when Woundwort tells him to get out of his way.

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** Also when Bigwig replies with a blunt ''"Silflay hraka"'' hraka, U embleer rah"'' (translation: "Eat shit") shit, you stinking leader") when Woundwort tells him to get out of his way.


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*** There's also the fact that hraka, contextually, seems to mean "''final'' poop". See, rabbits have a unique way of getting all the nutrients they can out of nutrient poor grass called a double digestive system: they poop once, eat that (this is likely what "chewing pellets" refers to), then poop it out again. So the "silflay hraka" line may have an added meaning of "eat the shit ''that you're not supposed to eat''" with connotations of calling Woundwart an idiot who can't tell hraka from pellets.


* "Early silfay's been canceled this evening; have a look over there and you'll see why.." Only awesome in the movie, though.

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* "Early silfay's been canceled this evening; have a look over there and you'll see why..why." Only awesome in the movie, though.


!'''NOTICE: Moments pages are Administrivia/SpoilersOff. Read further only if you dare. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned.'''



* Bigwig gets one when [[spoiler:Woundwort, his mooks having failed getting into the Honeycomb, goes in to handle it himself. He is fought to a brutal standstill by Bigwig, who has buried himself in the tunnel for a surprise attack. However, the book's true Moment of Awesome comes from Woundwort's reaction to the YouShallNotPass: he imagines that there is ''someone who can outfight Bigwig'' yet to face. For reference, find something that would make Stalin pee himself...]]

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* Bigwig gets one when [[spoiler:Woundwort, Woundwort, his mooks having failed getting into the Honeycomb, goes in to handle it himself. He is fought to a brutal standstill by Bigwig, who has buried himself in the tunnel for a surprise attack. However, the book's true Moment of Awesome comes from Woundwort's reaction to the YouShallNotPass: he imagines that there is ''someone who can outfight Bigwig'' yet to face. For reference, find something that would make Stalin pee himself...]]



** Also when Bigwig replies with a blunt ''"Silflay hraka"'' [[spoiler:(translation: "Eat shit")]] when Woundwort tells him to get out of his way.
*** "''Silflay"'' isn't a generic word for "to eat." It refers specifically to venturing out of a warren to forage, and it is a social occasion. Bigwig isn't ''just'' telling [[spoiler: Woundwort]] to eat shit--he's telling him to ''make a meal out of it.''

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** Also when Bigwig replies with a blunt ''"Silflay hraka"'' [[spoiler:(translation: (translation: "Eat shit")]] shit") when Woundwort tells him to get out of his way.
*** "''Silflay"'' isn't a generic word for "to eat." It refers specifically to venturing out of a warren to forage, and it is a social occasion. Bigwig isn't ''just'' telling [[spoiler: Woundwort]] Woundwort to eat shit--he's telling him to ''make a meal out of it.''



*** Piling onto this one - and, to be fair, this translation definitely involves more speculation than the rest, but [[CatharsisFactor don't tell me that you don't love to imagine it]] - "stinking prince" sure sounds like a fancy way of calling someone [[spoiler: "asshole."]]
** It also succeeds in ''completely freaking out'' the other enemy rabbits, [[spoiler:who are terrified by the thought of a rabbit even stronger than Bigwig waiting for them. Of course, the chief is actually the unassuming limping rabbit whom Woundwort casually ignored earlier.]]
** The moment is so emotionally complex that it's hard to decide whether you're seeing an attempted DyingMomentOfAwesome, SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, TheDeterminator, attempted ThanatosGambit [[spoiler:('He knew that in the close confines of the run even his dead body would slow the attackers')]] or just plain TakingYouWithMe. However, it's definitely an awesome YouShallNotPass.
* One mass awesome moment: [[spoiler: The escape from Efrafa. Not just Blackberry's ThePlan and Bigwig's bravery, carrying it out, but almost every one of the rabbits, from Silver down to Pipkin charge into Efrafa to help the escape.]]

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*** Piling onto this one - and, to be fair, this translation definitely involves more speculation than the rest, but [[CatharsisFactor don't tell me that you don't love to imagine it]] - "stinking prince" sure sounds like a fancy way of calling someone [[spoiler: "asshole."]]
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** It also succeeds in ''completely freaking out'' the other enemy rabbits, [[spoiler:who who are terrified by the thought of a rabbit even stronger than Bigwig waiting for them. Of course, the chief is actually the unassuming limping rabbit whom Woundwort casually ignored earlier.]]
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** The moment is so emotionally complex that it's hard to decide whether you're seeing an attempted DyingMomentOfAwesome, SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, TheDeterminator, attempted ThanatosGambit [[spoiler:('He ('He knew that in the close confines of the run even his dead body would slow the attackers')]] attackers') or just plain TakingYouWithMe. However, it's definitely an awesome YouShallNotPass.
* One mass awesome moment: [[spoiler: The escape from Efrafa. Not just Blackberry's ThePlan and Bigwig's bravery, carrying it out, but almost every one of the rabbits, from Silver down to Pipkin charge into Efrafa to help the escape.]]



* Fiver gets his Crowning Moment in the siege on Watership too. When the Efrafans break through the ceiling into the Honeycomb, he's in such a deep trance they assume he's dead. [[spoiler: But once Bigwig beats off General Woundwort (see above), Fiver gets up and, still in a trance and seeming to channel something beyond rabbits, foretells the death of the Efrafan troops. Woundwort is oddly spooked just looking at him and orders one of his soldiers to kill him. But when talking to Fiver, said soldier hallucinates (or maybe not), that Fiver's summoning up all the souls of the rabbits he's killed as an Efrafan officer and he is soon begging for mercy. Soon enough, after the gambit with the dog, the Efrafans who didn't escape surrender themselves to Fiver, leaving him somewhat perplexed when he comes out of his trance.]]
** Even more notable, because [[spoiler:rabbits can only count up to four. As a result, virtually countless troops surrender to the WaifProphet]].

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* Fiver gets his Crowning Moment in the siege on Watership too. When the Efrafans break through the ceiling into the Honeycomb, he's in such a deep trance they assume he's dead. [[spoiler: But once Bigwig beats off General Woundwort (see above), Fiver gets up and, still in a trance and seeming to channel something beyond rabbits, foretells the death of the Efrafan troops. Woundwort is oddly spooked just looking at him and orders one of his soldiers to kill him. But when talking to Fiver, said soldier hallucinates (or maybe not), that Fiver's summoning up all the souls of the rabbits he's killed as an Efrafan officer and he is soon begging for mercy. Soon enough, after the gambit with the dog, the Efrafans who didn't escape surrender themselves to Fiver, leaving him somewhat perplexed when he comes out of his trance.]]
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** Even more notable, because [[spoiler:rabbits rabbits can only count up to four. As a result, virtually countless troops surrender to the WaifProphet]].WaifProphet.



** Not to mention that he first sends several enemy running with the screaming willies [[spoiler:by channeling Something from the Other Side to give Hazel a vision of how to save them]].

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** Not to mention that he first sends several enemy running with the screaming willies [[spoiler:by by channeling Something from the Other Side to give Hazel a vision of how to save them]].them.



* Hazel's visionary speech to Woundwort before he [[spoiler:attacks Watership Down]] is subtle, but definitely counts. His more obvious one comes a little later when he [[spoiler:sets a gigantic dog on Woundwort]].

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* Hazel's visionary speech to Woundwort before he [[spoiler:attacks attacks Watership Down]] Down is subtle, but definitely counts. His more obvious one comes a little later when he [[spoiler:sets sets a gigantic dog on Woundwort]].Woundwort.



--->''He tore over the crest and down toward the cattle shed. When Hazel had told him what he was to do, it had seemed to him that his task would consist of leading [[spoiler:the dog]] on and persuading it to follow him. Now he was running simply to save his life, and that at a speed he had never touched before, a speed he knew he could not keep up.''\\

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--->''He tore over the crest and down toward the cattle shed. When Hazel had told him what he was to do, it had seemed to him that his task would consist of leading [[spoiler:the dog]] the dog on and persuading it to follow him. Now he was running simply to save his life, and that at a speed he had never touched before, a speed he knew he could not keep up.''\\



* Let's not forget when Hazel pushed Bigwig aside and went out to meet the Black Rabbit of Inle in his place. The Black Rabbit being basically Death incarnate, and a Trickster version at that - the only being besides Frith (God) to out-trick the rabbits' folk hero El-ahrairah. [[spoiler:No, it wasn't the real Black Rabbit, but their folklore made it real enough for the moment.]]

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* Let's not forget when Hazel pushed Bigwig aside and went out to meet the Black Rabbit of Inle in his place. The Black Rabbit being basically Death incarnate, and a Trickster version at that - the only being besides Frith (God) to out-trick the rabbits' folk hero El-ahrairah. [[spoiler:No, No, it wasn't the real Black Rabbit, but their folklore made it real enough for the moment.]]



* One of the in-universe stories has an exceptional CMOA for El-ahrairah, the legendary chief rabbit. [[spoiler:To save his people, he seeks out the Black Rabbit himself and begs to trade his death for the survival of his warren. The Black Rabbit refuses (in a speech that is itself a CMOA). So he seeks out the hiding place of one of the terrible diseases the Black Rabbit uses to do his work, deliberately exposes himself and prepares to drag his diseased, mutilated body back to the waking world in order to save his people by exposing their enemy to the disease. At which point the Black Rabbit recuses himself, and aids El-ahrairah's people after all. El-ahrairah is preserved from death by a mere technicality - otherwise this would be a DMOA instead.]]

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* One of the in-universe stories has an exceptional CMOA for El-ahrairah, the legendary chief rabbit. [[spoiler:To To save his people, he seeks out the Black Rabbit himself and begs to trade his death for the survival of his warren. The Black Rabbit refuses (in a speech that is itself a CMOA). So he seeks out the hiding place of one of the terrible diseases the Black Rabbit uses to do his work, deliberately exposes himself and prepares to drag his diseased, mutilated body back to the waking world in order to save his people by exposing their enemy to the disease. At which point the Black Rabbit recuses himself, and aids El-ahrairah's people after all. El-ahrairah is preserved from death by a mere technicality - otherwise this would be a DMOA instead.]]

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*** Piling onto this one - and, to be fair, this translation definitely involves more speculation than the rest, but [[CatharsisFactor don't tell me that you don't love to imagine it]] - "stinking prince" sure sounds like a fancy way of calling someone [[spoiler: "asshole."]]

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* The voice acting work in the film, including Creator/JohnHurt and especially Joss Ackland, who serves as the Narrator and the voice of the Black Rabbit at the end.


* Crosses over with a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming moment]] and a (happy) TearJerker, but it's no less awesome. At the end of the book, Hazel and Fiver's adventures have been immortalized as that of El-ahrairah's and Rabscuttle's.

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* Crosses over with a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming moment]] SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming moment|s}} and a (happy) TearJerker, but it's no less awesome. At the end of the book, Hazel and Fiver's adventures have been immortalized as that of El-ahrairah's and Rabscuttle's.


** The moment is so emotionally complex that it's hard to decide whether you're seeing an attempted DyingMomentOfAwesome, CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, TheDeterminator, attempted ThanatosGambit [[spoiler:('He knew that in the close confines of the run even his dead body would slow the attackers')]] or just plain TakingYouWithMe. However, it's definitely an awesome YouShallNotPass.

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** The moment is so emotionally complex that it's hard to decide whether you're seeing an attempted DyingMomentOfAwesome, CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, TheDeterminator, attempted ThanatosGambit [[spoiler:('He knew that in the close confines of the run even his dead body would slow the attackers')]] or just plain TakingYouWithMe. However, it's definitely an awesome YouShallNotPass.


** Don't forget that Woundwort managed to take over a warren in spite of wild rabbits' attitude towards hutch-raised rabbits. Woundwort, you MagnificentBastard, I read your book!

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** Don't forget Even if it was Woundwort's last stand, the fact that he made such an impression on our heroes that ''he gets added to Cuniculine Mythology as an assistant to TheGrimReaper MoonRabbit''!
** Before the book begins:
Woundwort managed to take over a warren in spite of wild rabbits' attitude towards hutch-raised rabbits. Woundwort, you MagnificentBastard, I read your book!



* Finally, it should be noted that all these characters are ''non-anthropomorphic rabbits'', and still manage to be every bit as much badasses as pretty much everyone else in any other work who has achieved a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, if not more so.
** TruthInTelevision here: [[KillerRabbit NEVER take a rabbit lightly]]. Those things can be vicious.


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* El-ahrairah's BatmanGambit to dine on Prince Rainbow's carrots and at the same time discredit witness to the theft, a rabbit spy, by leading said spy through a series of carefully staged implausibilities on the way to the carrot bed in order to exploit the attitudes of the [[JokerJury jury of elil]][[labelnote:la]]predators[[/labelnote]].
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* Finally, it should be noted that all these characters are ''non-anthropomorphic rabbits'', and still manage to be every bit as much badasses as pretty much everyone else in any other work who has achieved a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, if not more so.
** TruthInTelevision here: [[KillerRabbit NEVER take a rabbit lightly]]. Those things can be vicious.

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** From the film, the voice actor's response is perfect:
--->'''Woundwort:''' ''Your''... Chief?!


--> '''Frith:''' [[DeathWorld All the world shall be your enemy]], Prince With A Thousand Enemies, and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou if they catch you, they will kill you]]. But first they must catch you - digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. [[GuileHero Be cunning, and full of tricks]], and your people will never be destroyed.

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--> '''Frith:''' [[DeathWorld All the world shall be your enemy]], Prince With A Thousand Enemies, and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou if they catch you, they will kill you]]. But first they must catch you - -- digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. [[GuileHero Be cunning, and full of tricks]], and your people will never be destroyed.



-->'''Woundwort:''' "We'll settle with you here. There's no need to take ''you'' back to Efrafa."
-->'''Bigwig:''' "You crack-brained slave driver. I'd like to see you try."

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-->'''Woundwort:''' "We'll We'll settle with you here. There's no need to take ''you'' back to Efrafa."
Efrafa.
-->'''Bigwig:''' "You You crack-brained slave driver. I'd like to see you try."



* Hazel's visionary speech to Woundwort before he [[spoiler: attacks Watership Down]] is subtle, but definitely counts. His more obvious one comes a little later when he [[spoiler: sets a gigantic dog on Woundwort]].

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* Hazel's visionary speech to Woundwort before he [[spoiler: attacks [[spoiler:attacks Watership Down]] is subtle, but definitely counts. His more obvious one comes a little later when he [[spoiler: sets [[spoiler:sets a gigantic dog on Woundwort]].



-->'''Bigwig:''' "I told you once I was trying to impress you. I hope I have."
-->'''Woundwort:''' "And I told you that I would kill you myself!"

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-->'''Bigwig:''' "I I told you once I was trying to impress you. I hope I have."
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-->'''Woundwort:''' "And And I told you that I would kill you myself!"myself!



* One of the in-universe stories has an exceptional CMOA for El-ahrairah, the legendary chief rabbit. [[spoiler: To save his people, he seeks out the Black Rabbit himself and begs to trade his death for the survival of his warren. The Black Rabbit refuses (in a speech that is itself a CMOA). So he seeks out the hiding place of one of the terrible diseases the Black Rabbit uses to do his work, deliberately exposes himself and prepares to drag his diseased, mutilated body back to the waking world in order to save his people by exposing their enemy to the disease. At which point the Black Rabbit recuses himself, and aids El-ahrairah's people after all. El-ahrairah is preserved from death by a mere technicality - otherwise this would be a DMOA instead.]]

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* One of the in-universe stories has an exceptional CMOA for El-ahrairah, the legendary chief rabbit. [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To save his people, he seeks out the Black Rabbit himself and begs to trade his death for the survival of his warren. The Black Rabbit refuses (in a speech that is itself a CMOA). So he seeks out the hiding place of one of the terrible diseases the Black Rabbit uses to do his work, deliberately exposes himself and prepares to drag his diseased, mutilated body back to the waking world in order to save his people by exposing their enemy to the disease. At which point the Black Rabbit recuses himself, and aids El-ahrairah's people after all. El-ahrairah is preserved from death by a mere technicality - otherwise this would be a DMOA instead.]]

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