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* ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'': A few books Eddy the Rac, a cute little orphan raccoon. He's a nice kid, but him being TheTrickster creeps up on him often.

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* ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'': A few books Eddy the Rac, a cute little orphan raccoon. He's a nice kid, but him being TheTrickster creeps up on him often.


* The ''Literature/AdamRaccoon'' series of Christian children's books, written and illustrated by none other than Creator/{Disney}} animator Glen Keane. According to one book's description, the series stars the "rascally, fun-loving Adam who wants to follow his King ''(a lion symbolizing UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}})'', but finds it so easy to stray".

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* The ''Literature/AdamRaccoon'' series of Christian children's books, written and illustrated by none other than Creator/{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} animator Glen Keane. According to one book's description, the series stars the "rascally, fun-loving Adam who wants to follow his King ''(a lion symbolizing UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}})'', but finds it so easy to stray".


* ''Film/{{Elf}}'' has a vicious and nasty raccoon that attacks the titular character.


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* Meeko, from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''. He steals [[MisterMuffykins Percy]]'s food as a RunningGag.

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* Meeko, from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}''. He steals [[MisterMuffykins Percy]]'s food as a RunningGag.



* ''Disney/RobinHood'': While the raccoons are probably honest townsfolk arrested for not paying extortionate taxes, the scene where they are running in striped prison uniforms with bags of gold deliberately invokes this trope.

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* ''Disney/RobinHood'': ''WesternAnimation/RobinHood'': While the raccoons are probably honest townsfolk arrested for not paying extortionate taxes, the scene where they are running in striped prison uniforms with bags of gold deliberately invokes this trope.



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* Lifty and Shifty, the kleptomaniac raccoon twins from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.
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* Lifty and Shifty, the kleptomaniac raccoon twins from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.
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* ''Film/StuartLittle'': In "The Great Outdoors", there's a pair of raccoons who are a villainous version of this trope. Not only do they try and steal The Littles' food but they also threatened Snowbell that they would ''pluck his fur'' for refusing to give them the food.

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* ''Film/StuartLittle'': ''Film/StuartLittle: The Animated Series'': In "The Great Outdoors", there's a pair of raccoons who are a villainous version of this trope. Not only do they try and steal The Littles' food but they also threatened Snowbell that they would ''pluck his fur'' for refusing to give them the food.


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* ''ComicStrip/OverTheHedge'': R.J. the Raccoon, a lazy ConArtist raccoon who likes to ransack human homes.
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* ''ComicStrip/OverTheHedge'': R.J. the Raccoon, a lazy ConArtist raccoon who likes to ransack human homes.
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Crimestrikers}}'', G.T. Overley is a raccoon from Creaturia, a WorldOfFunnyAnimals. She stole several cars as a teenager—"not to keep, just to drive!" After a stay in juvie she became a ReformedCriminal, went into law enforcement, and currently serves as the titular team's BadassDriver and WrenchWench.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Crimestrikers}}'', G.T. Overley is a raccoon from Creaturia, a WorldOfFunnyAnimals. She stole several cars as a teenager—"not to keep, just to drive!" After a stay in juvie she became a ReformedCriminal, went into law enforcement, and currently serves as the titular team's BadassDriver and WrenchWench.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Crimestrikers}}'', G.T. Overley is ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'': Raccoons have a raccoon from Creaturia, a WorldOfFunnyAnimals. She stole several cars as a teenager—"not to keep, just to drive!" After a stay in juvie she became a ReformedCriminal, went into law enforcement, reputation for being thieving creatures, and currently serves are often chosen as {{Familiar}}s by people with light fingers. They're also the titular team's BadassDriver sacred animals of Thamir Gixx, the halfling god of thieves, opportunists and WrenchWench.greed, and often compete for shiny baubles with the equally thieving goblins, who refer to them as "grabby-cats".
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'': Bandits are Awakened raccoons with opposable thumbs and a propensity for theft, especially of food and shiny objects. They're remarkably cunning for non-sapient animals, and are rumored to even be able to pick locks.


* In 1977, Sterling North's book ''Rascal'' about a mischievous raccoon (see [[AC:{{Literature}}]]) got an anime adaptation called ''Araiguma Rasukaru''.
** In 2005, the anime got a {{Chibi}} spin-off called ''Poka Poka Mori No Rascal''.

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* %%* In 1977, Sterling North's book ''Rascal'' about a mischievous raccoon (see [[AC:{{Literature}}]]) got an anime adaptation called ''Araiguma Rasukaru''.
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Rasukaru''. In 2005, the anime got a {{Chibi}} spin-off called ''Poka Poka Mori No Rascal''.



%%* Due to the very similar AnimalStereotypes and vaguely similar appearances of the two species, the {{Tanuki}} in ''Anime/PomPoko'' were mistakenly identified as raccoons in the English dub.

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%%* ''Anime/PomPoko'': Due to the very similar AnimalStereotypes and vaguely similar appearances of the two species, the {{Tanuki}} in ''Anime/PomPoko'' were mistakenly identified as raccoons in the English dub.



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* R.J. the lazy and thieving raccoon in ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' (see [[AC:NewspaperComics]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'': R.J. the , a lazy and thieving raccoon in ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' (see [[AC:NewspaperComics]]).seeking to get the other woodland animals to help him rob a human town of all its food while planning on running off with the entire heist. He does have a redeeming motive, as [[spoiler:he needs to pay off a massive food debt to a bear who will kill him if he doesn't pay up... although he got into that debt when he destroyed the bear's food store when trying to steal it]].



* Wabuu, the cheeky raccoon from the Creator/DingoPictures films. He hops like a kangaroo and likes to pull practical jokes on other animals.
** Wabuu is particularly funny because, unlike Meeko (who he represents in Legend Of Pocahontas), he appears to be genuinely sociopathic at times. Particularly the strong German accent he speaks with (Meeko doesn't speak in the Disney movie). The other characters all find him extremely annoying.
* [[ConMan Scalawag]] of Filmation's ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight''. Starts off seeming like another subversion of the playful mischievous raccoon actually being a lying, cheating scoundrel, until [[HeelRealization he realizes the error of his ways]], has a moment of heroic fortitude where [[YouAreNotAlone he stands by Pinocchio]], and [[HeelFaceTurn gets to redeem himself]], being only a LoveableRogue after all.
* While the raccoons from ''Disney/RobinHood'' are probably honest townsfolk arrested for not paying extortionate taxes, the scene where they are running in striped prison uniforms with bags of gold deliberately invokes this trope.

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* Wabuu, the cheeky raccoon from the Creator/DingoPictures films. has Wabuu, the cheeky raccoon. He hops like a kangaroo and likes to pull practical jokes on other animals.
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animals. Wabuu is particularly funny because, unlike Meeko (who he represents in Legend Of Pocahontas), he appears to be genuinely sociopathic at times. Particularly the strong German accent he speaks with (Meeko doesn't speak in the Disney movie). The other characters all find him extremely annoying.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight'': [[ConMan Scalawag]] of Filmation's ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight''. Starts Scalawag]]. He starts off seeming like another subversion of the playful mischievous raccoon actually being a lying, cheating scoundrel, until [[HeelRealization he realizes the error of his ways]], has a moment of heroic fortitude where [[YouAreNotAlone he stands by Pinocchio]], and [[HeelFaceTurn gets to redeem himself]], being only a LoveableRogue after all.
* ''Disney/RobinHood'': While the raccoons from ''Disney/RobinHood'' are probably honest townsfolk arrested for not paying extortionate taxes, the scene where they are running in striped prison uniforms with bags of gold deliberately invokes this trope.



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* Rocket from the film version of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is a greedy BountyHunter, and gets into a long talk with a [[SpacePolice Nova Corps]] officer about the definition of stealing if he wants something more than the owner. His sticky fingers are what get the team in ''big'' trouble come [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the sequel]], swiping from their employers - a civilization that answers any insult to their {{pride}} with a death sentence.

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Rocket from the film version of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is a greedy BountyHunter, and gets into a long talk with a [[SpacePolice Nova Corps]] officer about the definition of stealing if he wants something more than the owner. His sticky fingers are what get the team in ''big'' trouble come [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the sequel]], swiping from their employers - a civilization that answers any insult to their {{pride}} with a death sentence.



* ''Rascal'' is a 1963 book by Sterling North about a boy who raises a pet raccoon, but eventually has to release him after his sister asks him to. In fairness, the raccoon starts raiding fields and henhouses, and getting into trouble with other raccoons, and it was the mating season.
* The ''Adam Raccoon'' series of Christian children's books, written and illustrated by none other than Creator/{Disney}} animator Glen Keane. According to one book's description, the series stars the "rascally, fun-loving Adam who wants to follow his King ''(a lion symbolizing UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}})'', but finds it so easy to stray".
* A few books in the ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'' feature Eddy the Rac, a cute little orphan raccoon. He's a nice kid, but him being TheTrickster creeps up on him often.
* Children's author Creator/{{Avi}} has two books about a female raccoon named Amanda, including ''Keep Your Eye on Amanda!'', in which she wants to be a professional thief but her brother doesn't, and ''Amanda Joins the Circus'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. This is an extremely rare example of the "rascal" stereotype applied to a female.
* Another female example is Tulip from the 1973 book ''Benjamin & Tulip'' by Creator/RosemaryWells for some reason loves causing trouble around Benjamin including causing fights and making fun of him for unknown reasons.
* A third female example is a juvenile raccoon named Tiffany from ''Literature/TheLastDogs''. She likes to think of herself as a master thief and wants to be called the "Silver Bandit". She's also got quite the vivid imagination, claiming that she's seen bobcats and bears [[WhaleEgg laying eggs]].
* Averted in ''Literature/WarriorCats'': ''Hawkwing's Journey'', where they're total brutes that are nearly on the same level as badgers and beavers. They've escaped from Twoleg captivity, and once they've gathered in a big group, they attack the [=SkyClan=] camp, killing Honeytail and causing Leafstar to lose [[CatsHaveNineLives one of her nine lives]].

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* ''Rascal'' ''Literature/{{Rascal}}'' is a 1963 book by Sterling North about a boy who raises a pet raccoon, but eventually has to release him after his sister asks him to. In fairness, the raccoon starts raiding fields and henhouses, and getting into trouble with other raccoons, and it was the mating season.
* The ''Adam Raccoon'' ''Literature/AdamRaccoon'' series of Christian children's books, written and illustrated by none other than Creator/{Disney}} animator Glen Keane. According to one book's description, the series stars the "rascally, fun-loving Adam who wants to follow his King ''(a lion symbolizing UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}})'', but finds it so easy to stray".
* ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'': A few books in the ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'' feature Eddy the Rac, a cute little orphan raccoon. He's a nice kid, but him being TheTrickster creeps up on him often.
* Children's author Creator/{{Avi}} has two children's books about a female raccoon named Amanda, including ''Keep Your Eye on Amanda!'', in which she wants to be a professional thief but her brother doesn't, and ''Amanda Joins the Circus'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. This is an extremely rare example of the "rascal" stereotype applied to a female.
* Another female example is ''Literature/BenjaminAndTulip'' by Creator/RosemaryWells, has a raccoon named Tulip from the 1973 book ''Benjamin & Tulip'' by Creator/RosemaryWells for some reason who loves causing trouble around Benjamin including Benjamin, such as by causing fights and making fun of him him, for unknown reasons.
* A third female example ''Literature/TheLastDogs'': Tiffany is a juvenile raccoon named Tiffany from ''Literature/TheLastDogs''. She who likes to think of herself as a master thief and wants to be called the "Silver Bandit". She's also got quite the vivid imagination, claiming that she's seen bobcats and bears [[WhaleEgg laying eggs]].
* Averted in ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Averted in ''Hawkwing's Journey'', where they're raccoons are total brutes that are nearly on the same level as badgers and beavers. They've escaped from Twoleg captivity, and and, once they've gathered in a big group, they attack the [=SkyClan=] camp, killing Honeytail and causing Leafstar to lose [[CatsHaveNineLives one of her nine lives]].



* R.J. the Raccoon from ''ComicStrip/OverTheHedge'', a lazy ConArtist raccoon who likes to ransack human homes.

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* ''ComicStrip/OverTheHedge'': R.J. the Raccoon from ''ComicStrip/OverTheHedge'', Raccoon, a lazy ConArtist raccoon who likes to ransack human homes.



* ''Webcomic/PixieAndBrutus'': Randall the raccoon, seen in one strip, threatened [[CuteKitten Pixie]] into backing off when she tried to make friends. Brutus quickly scares the stripes off him.
** Randal may just be a full-blown {{Jerkass}}; we later find out he's been bullying GentleGiant Hugo (of the related comic ''Webcomic/LolaAndMrWrinkles''. Brutus helps set that straight too.

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* ''Webcomic/PixieAndBrutus'': Randall the raccoon, seen in one strip, threatened [[CuteKitten Pixie]] into backing off when she tried to make friends. Brutus quickly scares the stripes off him.
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him. Randal may just be a full-blown {{Jerkass}}; we later find out he's been bullying GentleGiant Hugo (of the related comic ''Webcomic/LolaAndMrWrinkles''. Brutus helps set that straight too.



* T-Rex from ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' has raccoons living next door to him. Utahraptor and Dromeciomimus both think they're cute and fit this trope, but T-Rex finds them terrifying.
* Roger from ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'', who only lacks the "scientist" part to be a fully-fledged MadScientist GadgeteerGenius, and is prone to pranking others at the strip's main setting, a paintball shop.

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* T-Rex from ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'': ''T. rex'' has raccoons living next door to him. Utahraptor and Dromeciomimus both think they're cute and fit this trope, but T-Rex finds them terrifying.
* Roger from ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'', ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'': Roger, who only lacks the "scientist" part to be a fully-fledged MadScientist GadgeteerGenius, and is prone to pranking others at the strip's main setting, a paintball shop.



* Falstaff and Truck from Webcomic/{{Housepets}}. Being expys of ''Creator/AbbottAndCostello'', Falstaff qualifys more than Truck.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'': Falstaff and Truck from Webcomic/{{Housepets}}.Truck. Being expys of ''Creator/AbbottAndCostello'', Falstaff qualifys more than Truck.



* Rigby from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', who often tries to reach his goals through lying and cheating.

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* Rigby from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'': [[spoiler:Ezran]], who can [[AnimalSpeak talk to animals]], is of the opinion that raccoons are mischievous and untrustworthy, citing as evidence the time a group of raccoons told him there was a treasure behind a waterfall in order to trick him into going through and getting soaked for nothing.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Rigby,
who often tries to reach his goals through lying and cheating.



* Carl Raccoon of ''WesternAnimation/GetMuggsy'' joins his opossum friend Tred in begging for food from humans.
* [[MeaningfulName Tookit]] of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', although [[LoveableRogue his seemingly harmless and amusing antics]] are [[BitchInSheepsClothing a mask for something a lot more dark]] [[TheFagin and manipulative]].
* Ziggy from ''WesternAnimation/TrustMeImAGenie'' is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot purple raccoon who also happens to be a genie]] and he fits the rascally stereotype to a T.
* The WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa episode, "Yosemite Remedy" has the duo's belongs stolen by a raccoon thief named Thief [[ItIsPronouncedTropay (he repeatedly states it's pronounced "Thyfe").]]
* TheRaccoons are a subversion or aversion. Ralph and Melissa are very sensible characters. Bert has the trickster aspects, but is more a practical joker than a thief. They're usually trying to ''stop'' a crooked developer from stealing their forest home.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'', part of the day's challenge had Duncan trying to catch a raccoon. Playing with the trope a bit, the raccoons he encounters aren't "rascally" in the usual sense–instead, [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext they transform into the raccoon version of a humoungous mecha and chase Duncan off.]]
* In the ''[[Film/StuartLittle Stuart Little]]'' animated series episode "The Great Outdoors", there are a pair of raccoons who are a villainous version of this trope. Not only do they try and steal The Littles' food but they also threatened Snowbell that they would ''pluck his fur'' for refusing to give them the food.
* The Recurring Raccoon from ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', who pops up out of nowhere, swipes something from the characters, then leaves. He has no role in the show outside of RuleOfFunny. He's even got [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_fo8ujeaKY his own jingle]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/GetMuggsy'': Carl Raccoon of ''WesternAnimation/GetMuggsy'' joins his opossum friend Tred in begging for food from humans.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'': [[MeaningfulName Tookit]] of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', Tookit]], although [[LoveableRogue his seemingly harmless and amusing antics]] are [[BitchInSheepsClothing a mask for something a lot more dark]] [[TheFagin and manipulative]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TrustMeImAGenie'': Ziggy from ''WesternAnimation/TrustMeImAGenie'' is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot purple raccoon who also happens to be a genie]] and he fits the rascally stereotype to a T.
* The WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa episode, ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'': "Yosemite Remedy" has the duo's belongs stolen by a raccoon thief named Thief [[ItIsPronouncedTropay (he repeatedly states it's pronounced "Thyfe").]]
"Thyfe")]].
* TheRaccoons are ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' is a subversion or aversion. Ralph and Melissa are very sensible characters. Bert has the trickster aspects, but is more a practical joker than a thief. They're usually trying to ''stop'' a crooked developer from stealing their forest home.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama ''Total Drama Island'', part of the day's challenge had Duncan trying to catch a raccoon. Playing with the trope a bit, the raccoons he encounters aren't "rascally" in the usual sense–instead, [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext they transform into the raccoon version of a humoungous mecha and chase Duncan off.]]
* ''Film/StuartLittle'': In the ''[[Film/StuartLittle Stuart Little]]'' animated series episode "The Great Outdoors", there are there's a pair of raccoons who are a villainous version of this trope. Not only do they try and steal The Littles' food but they also threatened Snowbell that they would ''pluck his fur'' for refusing to give them the food.
* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'': The Recurring Raccoon from ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', Raccoon, who pops up out of nowhere, swipes something from the characters, then leaves. He has no role in the show outside of RuleOfFunny. He's even got [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_fo8ujeaKY his own jingle]].


A subtrope of AnimalStereotypes. Compare CunningLikeAFox. For the Japanese raccoon dog that tends to get a similar treatment in fiction, see {{Tanuki}}. In some Western localizations, the Tanuki may be mistaken for a Rascally Raccoon. See RascallyRabbit for another animal typically used as a "trickster" in fiction.

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A subtrope of AnimalStereotypes. Compare CunningLikeAFox. For the Japanese raccoon dog that tends to get a similar treatment in fiction, see {{Tanuki}}. In some Western localizations, the Tanuki may be mistaken for a Rascally Raccoon. See RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit, SneakySpider, and ThoseWilyCoyotes for another animal other animals typically used as a "trickster" in fiction.

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* ''VideoGame/CrayonChronicles'' has Book Bandits, which are basically brown raccoons.


* In ''TabletopGame/{{Crimestrikers}}'', G.T. Overley is a PettingZooPerson raccoon from Creaturia, a WorldOfFunnyAnimals. She stole several cars as a teenager—"not to keep, just to drive!" After a stay in juvie she became a ReformedCriminal, went into law enforcement, and currently serves as the titular team's BadassDriver and WrenchWench.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Crimestrikers}}'', G.T. Overley is a PettingZooPerson raccoon from Creaturia, a WorldOfFunnyAnimals. She stole several cars as a teenager—"not to keep, just to drive!" After a stay in juvie she became a ReformedCriminal, went into law enforcement, and currently serves as the titular team's BadassDriver and WrenchWench.

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** Randal may just be a full-blown {{Jerkass}}; we later find out he's been bullying GentleGiant Hugo (of the related comic ''Webcomic/LolaAndMrWrinkles''. Brutus helps set that straight too.


* In ''Literature/GuardianCatsAndTheLostBooksOfAlexandria'', there's a group of traveling raccoons that annoy the Dead Cats Society. Most of them are not particularly smart, but they're quick-footed and brutish. The leader, Sting, is the brains of the group but he ends up manipulated by another raccoon, Lazer, who uses Sting's gang as a way of stealing the Book from Cicero.

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* In ''Literature/GuardianCatsAndTheLostBooksOfAlexandria'', there's a group of traveling raccoons that annoy the Dead Cats Society. Most of them are not particularly smart, but they're quick-footed and brutish. The leader, Sting, is the brains of the group but he ends up manipulated by another raccoon, Lazer, who uses Sting's gang as a way of stealing the Book from Cicero. Lazer turns out [[spoiler:to actually be Bait, a cat, using magic]].


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* One Sears Optical commercial had a woman telling her cat to come back into her house, but ended up having a raccoon enter her house instead. Cue the raccoon being revealed to be very sick and biting her in her sleep.
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* Due to the very similar AnimalStereotypes and vaguely similar appearances of the two species, the {{Tanuki}} in ''Anime/PomPoko'' were mistakenly identified as raccoons in the English dub.

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* %%* Due to the very similar AnimalStereotypes and vaguely similar appearances of the two species, the {{Tanuki}} in ''Anime/PomPoko'' were mistakenly identified as raccoons in the English dub.



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* One Sears Optical commercial had a woman telling her cat to come back into her house, but ended up having a raccoon enter her house instead. Cue the raccoon being revealed to be very sick and biting her in her sleep.
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** Given a ShoutOut in ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'': "[[StockAnimalName Damn you]], Sterling North! Damn you [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2008/11/03/nomenclature/ for all eternity!]]"



* In ''Literature/GuardianCatsAndTheLostBooksOfAlexandria'', there's a group of traveling raccoons that annoy the Dead Cats Society. Most of them are not particularly smart, but they're quick-footed and brutish. The leader, Sting, is the brains of the group but he ends up manipulated by another raccoon, Lazer, who uses Sting's gang as a way of stealing the Book from Cicero.



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* Rummage C. Raccoon on ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow''.
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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Zigzagoon is clearly based on either the raccoon or the {{tanuki}}. Its special ability in the game is Pick Up, which randomly finds items buried in the grass, and it learns several moves related to stealing. (Its evolution Linoone is based more on a badger.) Averted with Riolu and Lucario, which were partially based on ''actual'' raccoons but are [[RatedMForManly largely depicted as heroic fighters]] instead of mischievous rascals.

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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
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Zigzagoon is clearly based on either the raccoon or the {{tanuki}}. Its special ability in the game is Pick Up, which randomly finds items buried in the grass, and it learns several moves related to stealing. (Its evolution Linoone is based more on a badger.) )
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Averted with Riolu and Lucario, which were partially based on ''actual'' raccoons but are [[RatedMForManly largely depicted as heroic fighters]] instead of mischievous rascals.



* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' there is Tom Nook who is a shady salesman who is said to steal his goods and sell them to the player.

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* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' there is Tom Nook who is a shady salesman who is said to steal his goods and sell them to the player. He's a {{tanuki}} in the Japanese version.

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