Mustelids in Media

Despite the complexity of mustelids, in Western media their personalities are often very black-and-white. Otters are often portrayed as friendly and playful, badgers (mostly European badgers) short-tempered and wise, while all other mustelid species tend to play the role of the antagonist. Species who’ve become typecast as antagonists often epitomize their class origins, rarely rising above them. In the Eastern world and certain regions of Europe, mustelids tend to be given more diverse personalities and roles. When it comes to games and animation, big productions commonly give mustelids Canidae or rodent features, while lesser-known productions will often attempt to capture them with more accuracy.


List of Mustelids in Animation

History & Top 20 Characters



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Obscure Mustelids in Media