Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.”

That’s right Darth Vader – turning on the Emperor – the power of the dark side heh!

This week over at the Fantasy Review Barn Nathan is taking us Tough Travelling once again through the tropes of fantasy.  this week’s topic is:

THE WEASEL

Weasels are usually very useful, obtaining information from unlikely sources and the like. For that matter they may be fun to be around. But can they ever really be trusted? Usually about as far as they can be thrown, but one never knows.

And, I sort of struggled with this one to be honest but here goes:

Tolkien’s Grima Wormtongue – betrayed mankind giving away precious secrets to Saruman.  I love this quote from Gandalf:

‘Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth. I did not pass through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm’

Peter Pettigrew from Harry Potter – all this time pretending to be a rat when in actual fact he’s a weasel who serves a slippery snake!

Paige from the Mime Order by Samantha Shannon – the main character of the story – okay, you can’t really call her a turncoat or a weasel I suppose but really if you consider her actions at the end, they’re sort of half good and then really not so much so.  Can’t say more without being all spoilery.

Hoid or Wit from Brandon Sanderson’s Way of Kings – again, bear with me because I do like this character so I’m not necessarily calling him a slippery sucker – however, we don’t really know much about him yet, we certainly don’t know whose side he’s on – except he’s probably on his own side and so in a way this makes me think you can’t always completely trust him – although he does try to drop subtle hints here and there to help people out.

King Slayer – Jaimie Lannister from GRRM’s Game of Thrones.  Incestuous so and so who thinks nothing of stabbing a king in the back!

The Biggest Betrayer of all: the One Ring.  Betrayed:

Isildur, Gollum, Bilbo and even Frodo at the very end.