1. Travis Perry says:

    I think your reaction probably is based on the movie version of Reepicheep, which was mostly annoying. I’m not sure that’s what inspired you, mind you, but I know I personally found the movie version a pain in the neck, whereas I had always loved the book version.

    The way I imagined Reepicheep from having read Narnia was not the same as the way he was portrayed in the movies. More muted. More serious. Not annoying.

  2. CW Briar says:

    A lot of Mary Sues would meet this criteria.

  3. Laura says:

    I like Reepicheep. I also love Eddie Izzard and Simon Pegg, though Izzard’s iteration was my favorite. I also liked and identified with Wesley Crusher, though I haven’t watched any of the Wesley-centric episodes as an adult and might feel differently.

    All that to say: Jar-Jar should have been Vader’s first force-choke.

  4. Roger Spendlove says:

    Shannon, I don’t think your dislike of Reepicheep is shared by most of the rest of fandom. Everyone I know who has read the Narnia books has LOVED Reepicheep! It’s not so much his physical fighting courage, boldness, or ability that we admire, but his spiritual courage, devotion, and Faith in Aslan. He is bold and fearless above and beyond his physical size. But mostly, his faith in Aslan leads him to boldly–even eagerly–voyage to the Edge of the World — to the Emperor’s Country. And during that voyage he wisely advises Lucy, Eustace, and the others in faith matters.
    Now Wesley and JarJar — I totally agree with you!

  5. Tony Breeden says:

    When you hate Reepicheep, one of the most beloved characters in the Narnia series, enough to pretend that your pet peeve is a syndrome shared by everyone else, you need a reality check… not a soapbox.

    Filed under further reasons I am losing faith with this website.

    • Heather says:

      If you read this article, it’s about the SYNDROME, not just about Reep. And it said Jar Jar and Wesley were far worse. Reep is just a character. She’s entitled to her opinion whether she loves the characters you like or not.

      • It just doesn’t work well as a name for the syndrome, because Reepicheep is a well-liked character in his fandom. So if you were trying to explain it to a fan, they might get confused over why you’re calling it that. On the other hand, if you called it after a really disliked character, they’d know what you were talking about a lot sooner.

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  6. Kelly says:

    I’ve never agreed with anything more in my entire life…

    • Dobby, absolutely. Why so much of Book 7 was wasted on a weepy funeral for a house-elf when much more well-drawn and established characters died with barely a nod is still baffling to me.

  7. Eric says:

    Reepicheep, Wesley Crusher, Jar Jar Binks? One of these things is not like the others.

    In trying to find any other Narnia fan ever on record saying Reepicheep, of all characters, is “annoying,” the closest I came was this quote:

    “Reepicheep is so much the opposite of Eustace that he too can become annoying at times. What I mean to say is that he puts me to shame, which I always find annoying.” (Smith, Aslan’s Call 42).

What do you think?