Talk:Giant rat

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For the May 2005 deletion debate on this article, see Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Giant Rat

A 200lb rat? Come on.--Cuchullain 17:22, August 5, 2005 (UTC)

"Rodents of unusual size"? Nice "Princess Bride" reference there. Batsofdoom «talk» 21:16, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

pssst . . . ROUS are already mentioned in the article -- The Red Pen of Doom 00:15, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
I don't believe they exist. 63.87.189.17 (talk) 23:21, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Love the image. Is that Santa Rat? 86.184.15.105 (talk) 16:47, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

A merge occurred, and some information was removed after conversion to a disambiguation page[edit]

A significant portion of this article was merged (by another editor) to Giant Rat of Sumatra.

The following information was removed after this page was converted to a disambiguation page (derived from [1]). Northamerica1000(talk) 06:53, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Other fictional giant rats[edit]

  • A giant rat plays a pivotal role in the Bram Stoker short story "The Judge's House" (first published in 1914) in the collection Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories.
  • The 1969 novel Ratman's Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert was the basis for the 1971 movie Willard and its 1972 sequel (as well as the 2003 remake) - all three works featured a large rat named Ben.
  • The Stephen King anthology Night Shift contains a 1970 short story, Graveyard Shift, made into a 1990 movie of the same name, which climaxes with the revelation of a giant rat.
  • Giant rats, known as Rodents of Unusual Size (R.O.U.S.), are a running gag in the 1973 novel and 1987 motion picture, The Princess Bride.
  • The Giant Black Rat is a ferocious species of radiation spawned mutants featured in James Herbert's "Rats Quadrilogy," beginning with 1974's The Rats.
  • A giant rat is discovered lurking in the London sewers in the "Gnaws" episode of the 1976 British television series The New Avengers..
  • In the 1996 Jet Li film Dr. Wai and the Scripture Without Words (冒險王 = Adventure King) a giant mutant rat (frequently mistaken as some sort of marsupial) is encountered in the basement of a 1930s era Shanghai newspaper and complications ensue.
  • Giant rats are enemies in the Fallout videogame series, grown by centuries of mutation. They appear in every game but Fallout 3 which instead are replaced by Giant Mole rats. The rats come in varieties of "Small, Big, Giant Rat, Giant Rat Pup, Rodent of unusual Size, and Unusually large sized rodent"
  • Giant rats star as heros in "Rat Movie: Mystery of the Mayan Treasure" and "Rat Movie 2: The Movie". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:380:8103:4F31:88BD:2325:7069:32B7 (talk) 21:31, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

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