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Tougher Vermin?
« on: December 24, 2015, 10:24:55 PM »

Does it seem like vermin might have been tougher in Redwall to anyone else? Apparently it's a big deal that Cluny killed a ferret, but in the other books no one would have cared.
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Re: Tougher Vermin?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 04:33:40 PM »

That is a good point.

I think it might have been so. As several people have pointed out, the first Redwall book was a start of a long series, thus BJ was figuring everything out that he wanted to include or exclude. That's why we see mentions of the mice having farm animals, and other various flaws. Maybe Brian was planning on having a special ranking for the vermin, ie. maybe rats would be the lowest order and then ferrets, stoats, weasels, and maybe a wearet or a wolverine at the top, I don't know. Kind of like a food chain for animal rankings. Curious thought though. I think as he got more developed in the books, Brian decided to just have them all equal in rank instead of having different leveled classes.
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Re: Tougher Vermin?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 07:35:00 AM »

I wise the Vermin were tougher one of the problems I had with these books is that the most villains were pretty much all the same just change the species.
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Re: Tougher Vermin?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 07:51:31 AM »

I think there was a wide range in villains: from the ones that could effortlessly snap your back to the ones who are so weak they end up as comic relief (or good guys).
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Re: Tougher Vermin?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 07:55:28 AM »

So good guys are weak? ;D
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Re: Tougher Vermin?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 07:58:48 AM »

Yes.

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Re: Tougher Vermin?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 08:09:35 AM »

I think there was a wide range in villains: from the ones that could effortlessly snap your back to the ones who are so weak they end up as comic relief (or good guys).

I wouldn't comic relief ones as villains. I just wise they were a lot better fighters at times
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