History Characters / AnAmericanTail

14th Aug '17 4:02:25 PM KingLyger
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[[DependingOnTheArtist Version 1 of 4]].]]

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[[DependingOnTheArtist Version 1 of 4]].]]
14th Aug '17 3:56:49 PM KingLyger
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: In Tanya's point of view in the sequels. To be fair though he does tease her every so often.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: In Tanya's point of view in the sequels. To be fair though fair, he does tease her every so often.often, including about her dream of being a singer, so he's more than earned it to her.



* DespairEventHorizon: Just after the climax of the first movie, he truly believes his parents have either stopped looking for him, or are dead. He ends up with other abandoned children, crying silently and saying "this is my home now."



* HeartwarmingOrphan: Not a technical example in ''An American Tail'', but close enough.
* IconicItem: His hat is iconic.
* InfantImmortality: He's been able to walk away from ''how'' many cat attacks?

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* HeartwarmingOrphan: Not a technical example in ''An American Tail'', but close enough.
enough. He certainly believes himself to be this during the depths of his DespairEventHorizon.
* IconicItem: His hat is iconic.
hat. He's been shown wearing it and using it as a keepsake in all of his appearances.
* InfantImmortality: He's been able to walk away from ''how'' many cat attacks?attacks, completely unhurt?



* KidHero: For a kid, he's been through a lot of adventures.

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* KidHero: For a kid, he's been through a lot of adventures. In just the first two movies, he took out two cat {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, albeit with some assistance.



* OrphansOrdeal: Goes through this without his parents ever actually dying.

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* OrphansOrdeal: Goes through this without his parents ever actually dying.dying, since they got separated on the boat ride over.



* YoungGun: In his day dreams he is a gunslinger.

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* YoungGun: In his day dreams dreams, he is a gunslinger.
gunslinger. He becomes something like this in ''Fievel Goes West'', albeit with slingshots instead of guns.



%%* GorgeousPeriodDress
* GutFeeling: Spends most of the first movie having a gut feeling that her brother Fievel is still alive.

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%%* GorgeousPeriodDress
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Her stage outfit in ''Fievel Goes West'' is quite appropriate for the time period as a Wild West rose.
* GutFeeling: Spends most of the first movie having a gut feeling that her brother Fievel is still alive. Of course, she's right.



* IWantSong: "Dreams to Dream", her SignatureSong, is one of these.

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* IWantSong: "Dreams to Dream", her SignatureSong, is one of these. In the end, all she wants is to be a world-famous singer.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Like Fievel, she always has an American accent.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Like Fievel, she always has an American accent.accent, even though she was born in Russia.



%%* BuffoonishTomcat

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%%* BuffoonishTomcat* BuffoonishTomcat: His defining character trait is being the comic relief; slow-witted but kind-hearted, and a BigFun guy.



%%* CowardlySidekick

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%%* CowardlySidekick* CowardlySidekick: In the first movie and ''Fievel Goes West''.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: in ''Fievel Goes West''. His character arc is secondary only to Fievel's, learning to stand up for what he believes in even being afraid.



* LovableCoward

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* LovableCowardLovableCoward: He's perfectly capable of acting ferocious, but it's just acting, for better or for worse.



%%* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch

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%%* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: He'd prefer to make friends with the mice rather than eat them. Too bad no other cats are willing to listen to him.



* PluckyComicRelief

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* PluckyComicReliefPluckyComicRelief: The frequent butt of jokes, and the one who takes the most physical abuse.
* TookALevelInBadass: After a training montage in ''Fievel Goes West''. But he takes another level instantly when he sees Miss Kitty put in danger, taking out most of Cat R. Waul's gang ''all by himself''.
13th Aug '17 1:03:03 PM ztyran
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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: He's introduced in the first film as a member of [[spoiler Warren T. "Rat" 's]] Mott Street Maulers, but he never likes them or fits in, and quickly switches sides after becoming friends with Fievel.

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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: He's introduced in the first film as a member of [[spoiler [[spoiler: Warren T. "Rat" 's]] Mott Street Maulers, but he never likes them or fits in, and quickly switches sides after becoming friends with Fievel.
7th Aug '17 10:52:49 PM Pamina
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%%* LittleMissSnarker: Moreso in the DTV movies.

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%%* * LittleMissSnarker: Moreso Not so much in the first or second films, but moreso in the DTV movies.



* BratsWithSlingshots: Older than most examples, but he uses his slingshot to [[spoiler: shoot of Warren T. Rat's fake nose, exposing him as a cat in disguise.]]

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* BratsWithSlingshots: Older than most examples, but he uses his slingshot to [[spoiler: shoot of off Warren T. Rat's fake nose, exposing him as a cat in disguise.]]
7th Aug '17 10:47:30 PM Pamina
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* BratsWithSlingshots: Older than most examples, but he uses his slingshot to [[spoiler: shoot of Warren T. Rat's fake nose, exposing him as a cat in disguised.

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* BratsWithSlingshots: Older than most examples, but he uses his slingshot to [[spoiler: shoot of Warren T. Rat's fake nose, exposing him as a cat in disguised.disguise.]]
7th Aug '17 10:45:41 PM Pamina
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%%* ManlyTears: From Papa in the first movie.

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%%* * ManlyTears: From Papa in the first movie.movie, over Fievel's supposed death.



** In ''The Mystery of the Night Monster'', their idea of helping Fievel get over the recurring nightmares he keeps having about the alleged "night monster" is to have him join reporter Nellie Brie so he can hear eyewitness accounts of said monster attacking homes and "devouring" mice. Yeah, that's going to help him sleep better at night.
*** They actually made a joke of that, later.

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** In ''The Mystery of the Night Monster'', their idea of helping Fievel get over the recurring nightmares he keeps having about the alleged "night monster" is to have him join reporter Nellie Brie so he can hear eyewitness accounts of said monster attacking homes and "devouring" mice. Yeah, that's going to help him sleep better at night.
***
night. They actually made a joke of that, that later.



%%* LovableCoward
%%* MinionWithAnFInEvil

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%%* * LovableCoward
%%* MinionWithAnFInEvil* MinionWithAnFInEvil: He's introduced in the first film as a member of [[spoiler Warren T. "Rat" 's]] Mott Street Maulers, but he never likes them or fits in, and quickly switches sides after becoming friends with Fievel.



%%* OddFriendship: With Fievel
%%* PluckyComicRelief

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%%* * OddFriendship: With Fievel
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Fievel.
*
PluckyComicRelief



%%* AlliterativeName

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%%* * AlliterativeName



%%* BratsWithSlingshots
%%* DemotedToExtra: In ''Fievel Goes West''
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Fievel being a child and Tony being either in his teens or early 20's, depending on who you want to believe.

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%%* BratsWithSlingshots
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* BratsWithSlingshots: Older than most examples, but he uses his slingshot to [[spoiler: shoot of Warren T. Rat's fake nose, exposing him as a cat in disguised.
*
DemotedToExtra: In ''Fievel Goes West''
West'', but brought back to the forefront in the other sequels.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Fievel being a child and Tony being [[VagueAge either in his teens or early 20's, depending on who you want to believe.20's.]]



%%* MeaningfulName: "Topo" is Italian for "mouse".

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%%* * MeaningfulName: "Topo" is Italian for "mouse".



* VagueAge: Probably one of the best examples in the series due to suddenly having a baby with Bridget in the second movie, but acting considerably more childish in the third and seconds films, as well as spending most of his time with Fievel.

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* VagueAge: Probably one of the best examples in the series due to series. His voice is [[CrossDressingVoices unchanged]], which would imply that he's only in his early teens. But he suddenly having has a baby with Bridget in the second movie, but acting which only seems to take place a year or two after the first. Then he acts considerably more childish in the third and seconds films, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome with neither Bridget or the baby in sight]], as well as spending most of his time with Fievel.



%%* DemotedToExtra: In ''Fievel Goes West''
%%* FieryRedhead

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%%* * DemotedToExtra: In ''Fievel Goes West''
%%* FieryRedhead* FieryRedhead: Gentler than some examples, but she definitely has passion for speaking out against cats.



%%* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
%%* TrueBlueFemininity

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%%* * SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
%%* * TrueBlueFemininity



%%* CatsAreMean

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%%* CatsAreMean* [[spoiler: CatsAreMean]]



%%* MasterOfDisguise

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%%* MasterOfDisguise* [[spoiler: MasterOfDisguise]]
26th Jul '17 11:16:46 AM Surenity
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%%* CheerfulChild: In ''Fievel Goes West''

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%%* * CheerfulChild: In ''Fievel Goes West''West'' he is more cheerful than in the first movie, due to circumstances.



%%* IconicItem: His hat.

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%%* * IconicItem: His hat.hat is iconic.



%%* KidHero

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%%* KidHero* KidHero: For a kid, he's been through a lot of adventures.



%%* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent
%%* OddFriendship: With Tiger

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%%* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: He and his sister had American accents before even moving to the country.
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OddFriendship: With TigerTiger. A mouse and a cat being friends is considered odd in their universe.



%%* VagueAge

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%%* VagueAge* VagueAge: Stated to be seven in the novelization of the first film, but his age is more debatable in the sequels.



%%* YoungGun: In his day dreams.

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%%* * YoungGun: In his day dreams.
dreams he is a gunslinger.



[[quoteright:258:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tanya_Mousekewitz_3270.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:250: [[DependingOnTheArtist Version 1 of 4]].]]

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[[quoteright:258:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tanya_Mousekewitz_3270.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:250: [[caption-width-right:250:
[[DependingOnTheArtist Version 1 of 4]].]]



%%* IWantSong: "Dreams to Dream"

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%%* * IWantSong: "Dreams to Dream"Dream", her SignatureSong, is one of these.



%%* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent

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%%* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Like Fievel, she always has an American accent.



%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
%%* VagueAge

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%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
%%* VagueAge
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: She does not resemble her father much.
* VagueAge: A more confusing case than Fievel. The novelization of the first film states her age as eight, but in ''Fievel Goes West'' she appears to be a teenager, while Fievel looks no older than twelve.



%%* TheStoryteller: Papa.

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%%* * TheStoryteller: Papa.Papa, who tells stories to his children regularly.



%%* CowardlyLion

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%%* CowardlyLion* CowardlyLion: His personality almost seems based on the original Cowardly Lion from ''The Wizard of Oz''. Unfortunately this trait gets {{Flanderized}} in the TV show to the point where he leaves his friends in danger to save himself.



%%* FatCat

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%%* FatCat* FatCat: He is overweight and a cat.



%%* TheArtfulDodger

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%%* TheArtfulDodger* TheArtfulDodger: As a streetwise orphan, Tony is a stand-out example of this trope.



%%* FourLeggedInsect

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%%* FourLeggedInsect* FourLeggedInsect: He is an insect with four legs instead of six.



%%* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins
%%* TheChiefsDaughter

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%%* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins
%%* TheChiefsDaughter
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Her attire follows this trope.
* TheChiefsDaughter: She is the daughter of the Chief of the Lenape mice.



%%* IndianMaiden
%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter

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%%* IndianMaiden
%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* IndianMaiden: An attempt at a more culturally sensitive example of this trope.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: She is dwarfed by her father and looks nothing like him.



%%* FlatCharacter: But TropesAreNotBad.
%%* TheProfessor

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%%* * FlatCharacter: But TropesAreNotBad.
%%* TheProfessor
He exists to fill a place in the narrative, but his personality isn't much explored.
* TheProfessor: This is his profession, as an archaeologist.
26th Jul '17 7:11:14 AM Taxima
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%%* TheChessmaster

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%%* TheChessmaster* TheChessmaster: Everything Cat R. Waul does is one large scheme to eventually get him and his followers their "mouse burgers". It all starts by staging an attack on the mice, then using a puppet to lead them to the west.



* EvilBrit

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* EvilBritEvilBrit: As the head of the Green River cats, it comes as no surprise.



* PragmaticVillainy: After being discovered by Fievel, Cat R. Waul debates with himself on whether or not to simply eat the boy, but sends him on his way for fear of drawing the parents' attention. He then orders Chula to MakeItLookLikeAnAccident.



%%* TheDragon

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%%* TheDragon* TheDragon: Among Cat R. Waul's gang, Chula is his most skilled minion.
* EvilLaugh: When the prospect of causing harm comes up, Chula's always giddy and giving a signature "Eeehehehehe!"



%%* GoldTooth

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%%* GoldTooth* GoldTooth: Every time T.R. flashes a SlasherSmile, his gold tooth gleams.
* IronicNurseryTune: While hunting Fievel, T.R. sings his own rendition of "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider".
-->'''T.R.''': The itsy-bitsy spider caught a mouse in his web. The itsy-bitsy spider '''''bit off the mouse's head!'''''
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Cat R. Waul orders Chula to give Fievel "the Flying Ah" to Chula's delight. Chula grab's Fievel's leg from below and throws him off the train into the desert.


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* SuperSpit: T.R. Chula produces his webbing by spitting it.
22nd Jun '17 6:04:27 AM GentleMart
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[[caption-width-right:290:Left to right: O'Bloat, Grasping and Toplofty]]

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[[caption-width-right:290:Left to right: O'Bloat, Toplofty, Grasping and Toplofty]]
O'Bloat]]



%%* EvilBrit

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%%* EvilBrit* EvilBrit: As provided by Tony Jay.
8th Jun '17 7:06:33 AM jormis29
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->'''Voiced by:''' Jon Lovitz ("Fievel Goes West"), Creator/DanCastellaneta ("Fievel's American Tails")

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->'''Voiced by:''' Jon Lovitz Creator/JonLovitz ("Fievel Goes West"), Creator/DanCastellaneta ("Fievel's American Tails")
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