frigidmagi wrote:Back to the topic of beating people up, I was wondering why we've never seen any of the characters bite or claw someone? The Royals and Redcaps use fist, when actually it would be more effective for them to use claws... Unless the claws can't actually break through the pelt and hide of most creatures? While small they seemed sharp enough from the few close ups we've had.
Hm... the claws of mundane raccoons don't seem to be weapons, based on the ones I fed raccoon kibble to at the Birmingham Zoo many long years ago.
Their teeth, though, are definitely weapons, and every now and then we see that the Rac Conan teeth have some fair-sized canines.
Not, however, it seems to me, enough to be really formidable weapons. In fights, humans occasionally bite (cf. Mike Tyson) but it's not usually the most effective tactic. Presumably the same holds for Rac Conans, though their bite probably inflicts more damage than a similiar-size human.
Chimps, and especially baboons, have quite potent weapons in their teeth. I suspect Quentyn's similarity to mundane raccoons is about as close as the average human's similarity to a shaved chimp or baboon. (If Quentyn ever finds it necessary to try to "pass" as a mundane raccoon, we'll have some data points on the extent of the physical differences.)