History Characters / TheJungleBook

20th May '17 8:46:41 PM annette12
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* OutOfFocus: Louis Prima's widow was unhappy with Jim Cummings' unpermitted likeness to her husband in
''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''JungleCubs'' and threatened a lawsuit. As such Louie was omitted from the sequel, and limited to sparse silent cameos elsewhere to appease this.

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* OutOfFocus: Louis Prima's widow was unhappy with Jim Cummings' unpermitted likeness to her husband in
in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''JungleCubs'' ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'' and threatened a lawsuit. As such Louie was omitted from the sequel, and limited to sparse silent cameos elsewhere to appease this.



* UnfortunateImplication: Even though the Jungle Book creators told people he was not meant to be a racist depiction of a Black man because he spoke urban slang and liked to dance many people thought they intended to do that and to make matters worst he was an Ape which the word ape racist slurs used towards African American also he sang about him wanting to be Human and since many racist white people refer to Black people as being sub-human the audience thought the creators was implicating that through King Louie.
20th May '17 6:31:25 PM dynamitedonkey
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* OutOfFocus: Louis Prima's widow was unhappy with Jim Cummings' unpermitted likeness to her husband in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''JungleCubs'' and threatened a lawsuit. As such Louie was omitted from the sequel, and limited to sparse silent cameos elsewhere to appease this.

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* OutOfFocus: Louis Prima's widow was unhappy with Jim Cummings' unpermitted likeness to her husband in in
''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''JungleCubs'' and threatened a lawsuit. As such Louie was omitted from the sequel, and limited to sparse silent cameos elsewhere to appease this.this.
* SoulBrotha: Even though he was voiced by an Italian American Jazz Singer named Louie Prima he had some stereotypical African American attributes like speaking street slang also being able to dance really well but since he was an Ape many people found those characteristics offensive.
* UnfortunateImplication: Even though the Jungle Book creators told people he was not meant to be a racist depiction of a Black man because he spoke urban slang and liked to dance many people thought they intended to do that and to make matters worst he was an Ape which the word ape racist slurs used towards African American also he sang about him wanting to be Human and since many racist white people refer to Black people as being sub-human the audience thought the creators was implicating that through King Louie.
16th May '17 12:45:55 PM Tailikku
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->'''Voiced by''': Phil Harris (original), John Goodman (''The Jungle Book 2''), Scatman Crothers (Disney on Parade), Ed Gilbert (WesternAnimation/TaleSpin), Pamela Adlon (Jungle Cubs), Ed Gilbert (WesternAnimation/TaleSpin, Jungle Cubs, adult), Brian Doyle Murray (''Mowgli's Story''), Steve Curtis Chapman (Groove Party), Creator/BillMurray (live-action remake), Joel McCrary (2002 - current)

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->'''Voiced by''': Phil Harris (original), John Goodman (''The Jungle Book 2''), Scatman Crothers (Disney on Parade), Ed Gilbert (WesternAnimation/TaleSpin), Pamela Adlon (Jungle Cubs), Ed Gilbert (WesternAnimation/TaleSpin, Jungle Cubs, adult), Brian Doyle Murray (''Mowgli's Story''), Steve Curtis Chapman (Groove Party), (Rhythm'n Groove), Creator/BillMurray (live-action remake), Joel McCrary (2002 - current)



->'''Voiced by''': Sebastian Cabot (The Jungle Book), Bob Joles (The Jungle Book 2), Elizabeth Daily and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker (Jungle Cubs), Creator/JimCummings (Jungle Cubs, adult), Eartha Kitt (''Mowgli's Story''), Ben Kingsley (live-action remake)

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->'''Voiced by''': Sebastian Cabot (The Jungle Book), Bob Joles (The (Rhythm'n Groove, The Jungle Book 2), Elizabeth Daily and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker (Jungle Cubs), Creator/JimCummings (Jungle Cubs, adult), Eartha Kitt (''Mowgli's Story''), Ben Kingsley (live-action remake)



->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GeorgeSanders (''The Jungle Book''), Creator/ThurlRavenscroft (singing), Candy Candido and Clarence Nash (roars); ; Creator/TonyJay (''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''The Jungle Book 2''), Creator/FrankWelker (roars, Wonderful World of Disney); Jason Marsden (''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs''); Sherman Howard (''Mowgli's Story''); Creator/IdrisElba (live-action remake)

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GeorgeSanders (''The Jungle Book''), Creator/ThurlRavenscroft (singing), Candy Candido and Clarence Nash (roars); (roars) ; Creator/TonyJay (''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and (''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', Rhythm'n Groove, ''The Jungle Book 2''), Creator/FrankWelker (roars, Wonderful World of Disney); Jason Marsden (''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs''); Sherman Howard (''Mowgli's Story''); Creator/IdrisElba (live-action remake)



->'''Voiced by''': Louis Prima (The Jungle Book), Creator/JimCummings (WesternAnimation/TaleSpin), Jason Marsden (Jungle Cubs), Cree Summer (Jungle Cubs), ChristopherWalken (live-action remake)

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->'''Voiced by''': Louis Prima (The Jungle Book), Creator/JimCummings (WesternAnimation/TaleSpin), (WesternAnimation/TaleSpin, Rhythm'n Groove), Jason Marsden (Jungle Cubs), Cree Summer (Jungle Cubs), ChristopherWalken (live-action remake)
30th Apr '17 8:23:31 AM alnair20aug93
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%%* AbledInTheAdaptation: in the original novel, Shere Khan has a crippled hind leg. He is a man-eater specifically because his disability stops him from being fast enough to catch a deer or a bull. In this movie however, he doesn't have such a disability, making him a more threatening villain.

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%%* * AbledInTheAdaptation: in the original novel, Shere Khan has a crippled hind leg. He is a man-eater specifically because his disability stops him from being fast enough to catch a deer or a bull. In this movie however, he doesn't have such a disability, making him a more threatening villain.
23rd Apr '17 10:39:49 AM nombretomado
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->'''Voiced by''': Phil Harris (original), John Goodman (''The Jungle Book 2''), Scatman Crothers (Disney on Parade), Ed Gilbert (TaleSpin), Pamela Adlon (Jungle Cubs), Ed Gilbert (TaleSpin, Jungle Cubs, adult), Brian Doyle Murray (''Mowgli's Story''), Steve Curtis Chapman (Groove Party), Creator/BillMurray (live-action remake), Joel McCrary (2002 - current)

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->'''Voiced by''': Phil Harris (original), John Goodman (''The Jungle Book 2''), Scatman Crothers (Disney on Parade), Ed Gilbert (TaleSpin), (WesternAnimation/TaleSpin), Pamela Adlon (Jungle Cubs), Ed Gilbert (TaleSpin, (WesternAnimation/TaleSpin, Jungle Cubs, adult), Brian Doyle Murray (''Mowgli's Story''), Steve Curtis Chapman (Groove Party), Creator/BillMurray (live-action remake), Joel McCrary (2002 - current)



->'''Voiced by''': Louis Prima (The Jungle Book), Creator/JimCummings (TaleSpin), Jason Marsden (Jungle Cubs), Cree Summer (Jungle Cubs), ChristopherWalken (live-action remake)

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->'''Voiced by''': Louis Prima (The Jungle Book), Creator/JimCummings (TaleSpin), (WesternAnimation/TaleSpin), Jason Marsden (Jungle Cubs), Cree Summer (Jungle Cubs), ChristopherWalken (live-action remake)



* OutOfFocus: Louis Prima's widow was unhappy with Jim Cummings' unpermitted likeness to her husband in ''TaleSpin'' and ''JungleCubs'' and threatened a lawsuit. As such Louie was omitted from the sequel, and limited to sparse silent cameos elsewhere to appease this.

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* OutOfFocus: Louis Prima's widow was unhappy with Jim Cummings' unpermitted likeness to her husband in ''TaleSpin'' ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''JungleCubs'' and threatened a lawsuit. As such Louie was omitted from the sequel, and limited to sparse silent cameos elsewhere to appease this.
29th Mar '17 4:24:10 PM Granitoons
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* UnexplainedAccent: For whatever reason, the vultures somehow have English accents and use un-American words like "blimey", "lads", "bloke", in contrast to the rest of the cast that speaks in American accent and dialect.
** Baheera, the wolves, Shere Khan and Colonel Hathi all have English accents too.

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* UnexplainedAccent: For whatever reason, the vultures somehow have English accents and use un-American UK words like "blimey", "lads", "bloke", in contrast to the rest of the cast that speaks in American accent "lads" and dialect.
** Baheera, the wolves, Shere Khan and Colonel Hathi all have English accents too.
"bloke".
29th Mar '17 4:22:41 PM Granitoons
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* UnexplainedAccent: For whatever reason, the vultures somehow have an Australian accent and use un-American words like "blimey", "lads", "bloke", in contrast to the rest of the cast that speaks in American accent and dialect.

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* UnexplainedAccent: For whatever reason, the vultures somehow have an Australian accent English accents and use un-American words like "blimey", "lads", "bloke", in contrast to the rest of the cast that speaks in American accent and dialect.dialect.
** Baheera, the wolves, Shere Khan and Colonel Hathi all have English accents too.
28th Mar '17 9:03:28 AM alnair20aug93
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* AbledInTheAdaptation: in the original novel, Shere Khan has a crippled hind leg. He is a man-eater specifically because his disability stops him from being fast enough to catch a deer or a bull. In this movie however, he doesn't have such a disability, making him a more threatening villain.

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* %%* AbledInTheAdaptation: in the original novel, Shere Khan has a crippled hind leg. He is a man-eater specifically because his disability stops him from being fast enough to catch a deer or a bull. In this movie however, he doesn't have such a disability, making him a more threatening villain.
15th Mar '17 5:29:23 AM BoukenDutch
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* AbledInTheAdaptation: in the original novel, Shere Khan has a crippled hind leg. He is a man-eater specifically because his disability stops him from being fast enough to catch a deer or a bull. In this movie however, he doesn't have such a disability, making him a more threatening villain.
1st Mar '17 12:16:26 AM annette12
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!!Main Trio



[[folder:King Louie]]
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->'''Voiced by''': Louis Prima (The Jungle Book), Creator/JimCummings (TaleSpin), Jason Marsden (Jungle Cubs), Cree Summer (Jungle Cubs), ChristopherWalken (live-action remake)

King Louie is a rowdy orangutan who was crowned King of the Apes. Unlike most characters in the film, Louie was created by The Walt Disney Company and there was no ape king in the original tale. Louie was animated by Frank Thomas who used Louie's voice artist Louie Prima, to design and animate the character.

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!!Antagonists

[[folder:Shere Khan]]
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->''"'''I''' make my own rules."''\\
->'''Voiced by''': Louis Prima (The by:''' Creator/GeorgeSanders (''The Jungle Book), Creator/JimCummings (TaleSpin), Book''), Creator/ThurlRavenscroft (singing), Candy Candido and Clarence Nash (roars); ; Creator/TonyJay (''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''The Jungle Book 2''), Creator/FrankWelker (roars, Wonderful World of Disney); Jason Marsden (Jungle Cubs), Cree Summer (Jungle Cubs), ChristopherWalken (''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs''); Sherman Howard (''Mowgli's Story''); Creator/IdrisElba (live-action remake)

King Louie Shere Khan is a rowdy orangutan who the main antagonist of ''The Jungle Book''. A powerful, suave Bengal tiger, Shere Khan had nothing but disdain for his victims. His reputation was crowned King such that he needed only to show himself to intimidate the inhabitants of the Apes. Unlike most characters in the film, Louie was created by The Walt Disney Company jungle. His only fears were man's gun and there was no ape king in the original tale. Louie was animated by Frank Thomas who used Louie's voice artist Louie Prima, to design and animate the character.fire.



* BreakoutCharacter: Even though he made a small appearance, he's the second most popular character below Baloo. Indeed, he appear also in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.
* CanonForeigner: Louie did not appear in the book.
* CanonImmigrant: He has appeared in a few other works based on the stories that the Disney film is based on, most notably Fables, which, as an afterthought, the creator Bill Willingham described as, "a very good example on why it's best to go back to the source material before one embarks on a major story, rather than rely on often faulty memory of which characters were original canon and which weren't."
* DrivenByEnvy: He kidnaps Mowgli because he wants to become more human - specifically, by making fire.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Disney's original addition to the movie, yet arguably, he feels very much as if he belongs to Mowgli's world.
* FunPersonified: Even more energetic than Baloo.
* IJustWantToBeYou: He sings a musical number "I Wan'na Be Like You" about how much he envies humans.
* InkSuitActor: At least the movements, as the dance of Louie and his apes is based on Prima with his bandmates.
* LargeHam: At least during "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)".
* MisplacedWildlife: The story is set in India, but orangutans live in Indonesia.
* NotSoDifferent: From Baloo, which explains why they're such good friends in the spin-offs.
* OutOfFocus: Louis Prima's widow was unhappy with Jim Cummings' unpermitted likeness to her husband in ''TaleSpin'' and ''JungleCubs'' and threatened a lawsuit. As such Louie was omitted from the sequel, and limited to sparse silent cameos elsewhere to appease this.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Even though he made a small appearance, he's the second most popular character below Baloo. Indeed, he appear also in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.
* CanonForeigner: Louie did not appear
AdaptationalBadass: Shere Khan in the book.
* CanonImmigrant: He has appeared in a few other works based on the stories that the Disney
film is based on, most notably Fables, which, as an afterthought, the creator Bill Willingham described as, "a very good example on why it's best to go back to the source material before one embarks on a major story, rather far more menacing than rely on often faulty memory of which characters were he was in the original canon books. This is especially true in the 2016 movie.
* ArchEnemy: To Mowgli.
* BadassBaritone: Being voiced by Creator/GeorgeSanders
and which weren't."
later Creator/TonyJay, this is to be expected.
* DrivenByEnvy: He kidnaps Mowgli because TheBerserker: His default mood is thoroughly calm and affable if shrewdly sadistic. Once he wants actually decides to become more human - specifically, by making fire.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Disney's original addition to the movie, yet arguably,
fight in earnest, he feels very much as if he belongs to Mowgli's world.is absolutely savage.
* FunPersonified: Even BigBad: Of the book, Disney movie, and the other film/television adaptations.
* CatsAreMean: Shere Khan's very name is enough to bring a chill down the other animals' spines.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Though he doesn't get many lines, comes across as at least somewhat snarky.
* CharacterExaggeration: While maintaining a menacing presence in all Disney adaptations, it was nuanced slightly in the first film by his
more energetic than Baloo.
* IJustWantToBeYou: He sings a musical number "I Wan'na Be Like You" about how
[[LaughablyEvil whimsical, playful demeanor]]. In most later depictions (particularly in the sequel) he is [[KnightOfCerebus much more stoic and sinister in tone]], only having a few subtle comical fluctuations.
* TheComicallySerious: Particularly during his confrontation with Kaa.
* CurbStompBattle: Delivers a nasty one to Baloo in the climax.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DisneyVillainDeath:
** Averted in the original film, in which
he envies flees after his tail is tied to a burning branch, and subverted in the sequel, as he survives the fall AND the tiger statue head falling on him.
** [[spoiler: Played completely straight in the 2016 movie.]]
* DoesntLikeGuns: One of the reasons why he hates
humans.
* TheDreaded: Everyone and their mother is afraid of him. Well, not everyone, but those who [[TooDumbToLive aren't]]...
* EvilBrit: He is not the only character to have a British accent (Bagheera and [[HonorableElephant Colonel Hathi]] have one,) but he certainly gives off this vibe.
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilSoundsDeep: His one-line VillainSong says it all!
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is well-mannered and polite. Oh, but he still wants to kill you. The fact that he can be so suave and courteous about killing a boy riles Kaa up to no end.
* FinalBoss: In the games.
* GeniusBruiser: A vicious and bloodthirsty, yet also intelligent and AffablyEvil tiger. This is displayed even moreso in the book when he manipulates the wolves into becoming his minions and turning against Mowgli and Akela.
* HeroKiller: Nearly kills Baloo in a CurbStompBattle.
* InkSuitActor: At [[http://www.jimhillmedia.com/mb/images/upload/George-Sanders-web.jpg An admitted]] - and [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15295-17271.gif downright]] [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15295-10082.gif uncanny]] - example.
* JokerImmunity: A rare example of a Disney movie BigBad having this. He not only survives both films, but every Disney adaptation in general, [[spoiler: at
least until [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 the movements, 2016 remake]]]] but that's another story.
* KillAllHumans: He hunts down and kills humans who enter his jungle due to his hatred of them.
* KnightOfCerebus: As AffablyEvil
as he is, his appearance in the dance original film stops much of Louie the fun and his apes silly mood and makes things more tense and dark. This is based on Prima with his bandmates.
carried UpToEleven where he's concerned in the sequel.
* LargeHam: At least during "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)".
* MisplacedWildlife: The story is set in India, but orangutans live in Indonesia.
* NotSoDifferent: From Baloo, which explains why they're such good friends in
In the spin-offs.
original film.
* OutOfFocus: Louis Prima's widow was unhappy with Jim Cummings' unpermitted likeness LightningBruiser: Is able to her husband in ''TaleSpin'' nearly outrun Mowgli even while dragging Baloo (who probably weighs more than he does,) along behind him.
* ManipulativeBastard: In the book he turns almost the entire wolf pack against Mowgli
and ''JungleCubs'' and threatened a lawsuit. As such Louie was omitted from Akela.
* MeaningfulName: Shere Khan's name in Hindi means "tiger king" or "king of tigers" ("shere" means tiger, "khan" means king).
* NeverMyFault: In
the sequel, he believes Kaa knows where Mowgli is (after hearing the snake grumble "man-cub"), but truthfully, Kaa has no clue where Mowgli is, but Shere Kahn won't believe him and limited continues to sparse silent cameos elsewhere threaten the snake. So to appease this.save his skin Kaa fearfully lies to the Tiger that Mowgli's at the swamp, allowing him to flee. When Shere Khan arrives at the swamp, with Mowgli, of course, nowhere to be found, he angrily growls "That snake ''lied'' to me!" Well, Shere Khan, you didn't believe Kaa when he told you "I don't know where Mowgli is" Sometimes you just gotta believe the snake when he tells you the truth for once.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: He becomes this in the sequel where his personality is much darker and having no comedic quirks.
* NoSell: Kaa's hypnosis doesn't affect him. Whether's he's naturally immune or just makes sure to break eye contact before any damage is done is not clear.
* OhCrap: [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/3/3e/Junglebook-disneyscreencaps.com-7713.jpg Has a moment]] when he realises Mowgli has managed to tie a flaming branch to his tail.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: Has this attitude regarding Mowgli and implicitly threatens Kaa under pain of death should he learn that the python has so much as encountered the boy without informing him first, let alone eating him.
* PantheraAwesome: Big time! This tiger is afraid of almost nothing and is implied to be capable to curb-stomp a wolf tribe on his own. And his treatment of Baloo is nothing to sneeze at.
* PreMortemOneLiner: And an incredibly chilling one at that, considering the LighterAndSofter sequel.
-->(''having Lucky by the throat and grinning'')
-->'''Shere Khan''': Isn't it ironic that your name is Lucky?
* RoarBeforeBeating:
** His first pounce towards Mowgli is accompanied by a MightyRoar. Justified because he's not trying to conserve his strength or be sneaky, and has gotten so incensed by Mowgli's defiance that he clearly wants to scare him. [[OhCrap It works]].
** Averted in his opening scene; he stalks a deer in total silence (like a real tiger) rather than loudly charging it, suggesting that he's happy to rely on stealth when he's hunting to eat rather than to satisfy his personal enmity with humans.
* SealedEvilInACan: Becomes stuck in a tiger statue at the end of the sequel. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Had there been a third movie he would have escaped somehow]].
* SissyVillain: Downplayed. He's genuinely feared predators of the jungle (he's mentioned as being stronger than the entire wolf pack combined) however, his wrath is hidden in an amusingly flamboyant, playful and soft spoken demeanor.
* SlasherSmile: Bares a nasty one straight before he mauls Lucky in the sequel.
* SmugSmiler: While he's in FauxAffablyEvil mode however, this is his default expression.
* SmugSnake: While much more dangerous than most examples of this trope (his fearsome reputation is fully justified,) his overconfidence is nonetheless his undoing; in both films he had many chances to kill Mowgli but decided to toy with him instead.
* SparedByTheAdaptation:
** He's KilledOffForReal at the end of the original book (though he appears in a flashback story in the sequel), yet he not only survives both animated Disney films, but every adaptation by Disney in general.
** In an alternative ending (storyboarded for the Diamond Edition Blu-Ray), Shere Khan is [[spoiler:killed by Mowgli after Mowgli accidentally pulls the trigger on a hunter's gun.]]
** In the 2013 stage version, [[spoiler: he does in fact burn to death after Mowgli accidentally sets him on fire.]]
* TheStoic: In the sequel.
* SugaryMalice: Almost always outwardly affable and gentlemanly, but his cryptic threats and idle flexing of claws make very clear what his intents are. His interactions with Kaa in particular stand out.
* TranquilFury: While his actual combat behaviour is that of TheBerserker, he is very calm and collected before that times. Particularly pronounced in the sequel, where his slow-burning fury is palpable in every appearance.
* UltimateEvil: For much of the film he isn't seen or heard. We only [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast hear]] and see from other characters that he's [[TheDreaded the most feared]], dangerous creature in the jungle, and even the mention of his name [[KnightOfCerebus often results in a more serious tone]]. Towards the end the tiger finally appears, and while he's FauxAffablyEvil, he's every bit of the Badass he's hyped up to be, especially when he shows his true colors in the final fight. He gets more screentime in the sequel, where he's even more if a KnightOfCerebus.
* WouldHurtAChild: Why? Because he's human, and still "young and helpless".



[[folder:Hathi]]
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->'''Voiced by''': J. Pat O'Malley (The Jungle Book), Creator/JimCummings (The Jungle Book 2), Creator/RobPaulsen, Stephen Furst (Jungle Cubs), Marty Ingels (''Mowgli's Story'')

Colonel Hathi is shown to be the leader of a herd of Indian elephants, and he runs the herd similarly to a military squadron. Every day from dawn, Hathi has his unwilling herd march all over the jungle. However, his strict orders and constant marching sometimes cause members to consider a "transfer to another herd". Hathi also has a mate called Winifred and a calf called Hathi, Jr., with both appearing to be part of the army.

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[[folder:Kaa]]
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->'''Voiced by''': J. Pat O'Malley (The
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->''"He won't be here in the morning."''\\
'''Voiced by:''' Sterling Holloway (''The
Jungle Book), Book''); Hal Smith (1977-1983); Creator/JimCummings (The (1990 - current), Creator/ScarlettJohansson (live-action remake)

Kaa is an enormous python and the secondary antagonist in ''The
Jungle Book 2), Creator/RobPaulsen, Stephen Furst (Jungle Cubs), Marty Ingels (''Mowgli's Story'')

Colonel Hathi is shown to be the leader of a herd of Indian elephants, and he runs the herd similarly to a military squadron. Every day from dawn, Hathi has his unwilling herd march all over the jungle. However, his strict orders and constant marching sometimes cause members to consider a "transfer to another herd". Hathi also has a mate called Winifred and a calf called Hathi, Jr., with both appearing to be part of the army.
Book''.



* AdaptationalWimp: In the original book he was an aggressive elephant who once destroyed a human village, and is respected by the other animals, even Shere Khan. In the Disney movie he is a pompous and bumbling leader to his troop.
* ColonelBadass: The Disney movie turns him into the Colonel of a pack of elephants.
* DemotedToExtra: Has one scene in the sequel.
* HonorableElephant: Along with his troops.
* MildlyMilitary: The theme, "Colonel Hathi's March", is even a parody of military marches.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Colonel Hathi's "military band" does little else than march around obnoxiously while singing their song.

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* AdaptationalWimp: AdaptationalVillainy: Kaa provides the trope's page image. In the original book by Creator/RudyardKipling, he was an aggressive elephant who once destroyed a human village, one of Mowgli's friends and is respected by the other animals, a benevolent Badass OldMaster, even Shere Khan. In saving his life twice.
* AdaptationalWimp: Kaa was also much more badass in the original book - he's not intimidated by anyone, is near-unstoppable, and he's one of the most powerful and feared animals in the jungle because of his [[OldMaster vast knowledge]] and hypnotic powers.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: AdaptationalVillainy aside,
the Disney movie movie's goofy if NotSoHarmless villain is quite different from the wise, serious python from the books.
* AffablyEvil: Despite wanting to eat the hero,
he is a pompous comes off as very polite and bumbling leader to soft-spoken.
* BadassBoast: Gives one in "Red Dog":
--> '''Kaa''' ''(to Mowgli):'' I have seen a hundred and a hundred rains. Ere Hathi cast
his troop.
* ColonelBadass: The Disney movie turns him into
milk-tushes my trail was big in the Colonel dust. By the First Egg I am older than many trees, and I have seen all the Jungle has done. [...] [[BadassBoast I have seen all the dead seasons, and the great trees and the old elephants, and the rocks that were bare and sharp-pointed ere the moss grew.]] Art thou still alive, Manling?
* BigBadWannabe: He just can't compete with Shere Khan.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the books, his arrival at the Cold Lairs completely changes the tide
of a pack of elephants.
Bagheera and Baloo's battle against the Monkey-people.
* DemotedToExtra: Has one scene ButtMonkey: Especially in the sequel.
* HonorableElephant: Along with CharacterExaggeration: Kaa's incompetence and cowardliness are greatly exaggerated in the second movie to the point where he becomes something of a ButtMonkey, whereas in the first he was genuinely menacing yet constantly unsuccessful, and his troops.
* MildlyMilitary: The theme, "Colonel Hathi's March",
general fear of Shere Khan (the same as everyone else) is even a parody of military marches.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Colonel Hathi's "military band" does little else than march
exaggerated to not being able to form full sentences around obnoxiously him.
* CoolOldGuy: In the books, Kaa is over a hundred years old and thirty feet long. His age hasn't slowed him down one bit.
* CreepyGood: He's one of the most dangerous and feared animals in the books for good reason, and the scene where he hypnotizes the Bandar-log to eat them is deeply unsettling. He's still one of Mowgli's most powerful allies and saves his life twice.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A known villain who uses a soothing voice/demeanor and the "You can trust me" angle to lure children into his clutches...
* TheDreaded: Not to the same level as his book counterpart, but in the first film Bagheera is genuinely horrified when he sees him hypnotizing Mowgli and is rendered too afraid to move when Kaa turns on ''him'' instead.
-->'''Kaa:''' (''[[TranquilFury in a stern, but calm voice]]'') Look me in the [[HypnoticEyes eyes]] when I'm speaking to you!\\
'''Bagheera:''' (''absolutely terrified'') Please, Kaa...
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He finds it despicable that Shere Khan wants to kill Mowgli just for being alive, as opposed to him, who wants to eat him to survive.
* HypnoticEyes: He has these type of eyes in the Disney movie, as shown in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T0I5UepXMA this clip, starting at 0:20]].
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: More so in the sequel. In the original movie,
while singing their song.still ineffectual and LaughablyEvil, he was more threatening.
* LargeHam: Quite fond of EvilGloating.
* LaughablyEvil: He is a funny villain and praised as one of the most entertaining villains in Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon.
* ManipulativeBastard: Has his moments.
* MassHypnosis: In the book, Kaa uses a hypnotic dance called "The Dance of the Hunger of Kaa" to hypnotize and consume a large number of monkeys. Only Mowgli is unaffected.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: People tend to forget that despite Kaa's comical attitude and subservience to Shere Khan, he is considered a very legitimate threat by everyone in the jungle due to his hypnotic eyes, and almost succeeded in eating Mowgli alive ''twice''. In the original film he handily neutralized Baghera, who even cowers before him.
* OldMaster: In the books, Kaa is over a hundred years old, and is considered one of the wisest and most powerful animals in the jungle. He is the only animal the monkeys truly fear, and helps Mowgli defeat a pack of dholes who threaten the Seeonee wolf pack. He's also every bit as much a mentor to Mowgli as Baloo and Bagheera are, engaging in friendly wrestling matches.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: In the book, Kaa was one of the main mentors for Mowgli. In the Disney adaptation, he was transformed into a villain because apparently it was thought by Disney that audiences wouldn't accept a snake as a heroic character.
* SissyVillain: He's pretty damn camp.
* SnakesAreSinister: A complex example - the original book averted the trope, but all three Disney adaptations play it straight. As a result of AdaptationDisplacement, this has bled into other portrayals of his character. However, more book-faithful adaptations like ''Anime/TheJungleBook'' and ''[[Animation/AdventuresOfMowgli Adventures of Mowgli]]'' also avert the trope by presenting Kaa in his original role as an ally.
* SssssnakeTalk: Particularly during the song "Trust in Me".
* VillainousRescue: He ends up hiding Mowgli from Shere Khan while the latter was looking to kill the man cub, although he did it for obviously selfish and nefarious reasons (he wanted to eat Mowgli for himself).
* VillainSong: "Trust In Me".
* WouldHurtAChild: ...or eat a child.



[[folder:Shanti]]
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->'''Voiced by''': Darleen Carr (The Jungle Book), MaeWhitman (The Jungle Book 2)

Shanti starts off as a minor character in the first movie and was the reason behind Mowgli agreeing to stay in the Man Village. She is Mowgli's best friend and sweetheart.

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[[folder:Shanti]]
!!Other Characters

[[folder:King Louie]]
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->'''Voiced by''': Darleen Carr Louis Prima (The Jungle Book), MaeWhitman (The Jungle Book 2)

Shanti starts off as
Creator/JimCummings (TaleSpin), Jason Marsden (Jungle Cubs), Cree Summer (Jungle Cubs), ChristopherWalken (live-action remake)

King Louie is
a minor character rowdy orangutan who was crowned King of the Apes. Unlike most characters in the first movie film, Louie was created by The Walt Disney Company and there was the reason behind Mowgli agreeing to stay no ape king in the Man Village. She is Mowgli's best friend original tale. Louie was animated by Frank Thomas who used Louie's voice artist Louie Prima, to design and sweetheart.animate the character.



* AscendedExtra: A OneSceneWonder in the first film, one of the main protagonists in the sequel.
* CharacterisationMarchesOn: In the original film she is basically a pre-teen FilleFatale. Presumably uncomfortable with the implications of this, the sequel's filmmakers remade her into a [[TheDutifulSon Dutiful Daughter]].
* DesignatedLoveInterest: In the original film, since she only appears in one scene.
* DisappearedDad: Her father wasn't seen or mentioned in the sequel, although she mentions him in her song in the first film.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Like Mowgli, Shanti doesn't wear any shoes.
* GenerationXerox: She mentions she's always sent to get the water, and that when she has a daughter, she'll send her to do the same.
* GirlishPigtails: In the original film. In the sequel she has a braided ponytail.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She invokes the trope in Mowgli, but she herself is also quite recipient.
* NiceGirl: A sweet girl who is shown to be very protective of her loved ones.
* NoNameGiven: She wasn't given a name in the original movie.
* OfficialCouple: With Mowgli by the end of the sequel.
* OnlySaneMan: She acts like an adult than most of the other kids in the sequel.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her dress is dark pink, and she's very much feminine.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: She only has [[OneSceneWonder the one scene]], after all. But it's iconic! It's justified, too; not only is escorting Mowgli to a safe human village the goal of the first film, but she's also the first human girl (if not the first other human, period) Mowgli ever saw, so it makes sense he'd fall for her at first sight.
* ShowSomeLeg: Shanti blatantly does this to Mowgli at the end of the first movie (which she attempts to deny in the second). Lampshaded by Baloo and Bagheera.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Shanti has great fear of the jungle in contrast to Mowgli's obsession of it. She fears nearly every animal the jungle has to offer including snakes, tigers, bears, and even bats. She gets over it at the end.

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* AscendedExtra: A OneSceneWonder BreakoutCharacter: Even though he made a small appearance, he's the second most popular character below Baloo. Indeed, he appear also in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.
* CanonForeigner: Louie did not appear
in the first film, book.
* CanonImmigrant: He has appeared in a few other works based on the stories that the Disney film is based on, most notably Fables, which, as an afterthought, the creator Bill Willingham described as, "a very good example on why it's best to go back to the source material before
one embarks on a major story, rather than rely on often faulty memory of the main protagonists in the sequel.
* CharacterisationMarchesOn: In the
which characters were original film she is basically a pre-teen FilleFatale. Presumably uncomfortable with the implications of this, the sequel's filmmakers remade her into a [[TheDutifulSon Dutiful Daughter]].
canon and which weren't."
* DesignatedLoveInterest: In the DrivenByEnvy: He kidnaps Mowgli because he wants to become more human - specifically, by making fire.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Disney's
original film, since she only appears in one scene.
* DisappearedDad: Her father wasn't seen or mentioned in
addition to the sequel, although she mentions him in her song in the first film.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Like Mowgli, Shanti doesn't wear any shoes.
* GenerationXerox: She mentions she's always sent to get the water, and that when she has a daughter, she'll send her to do the same.
* GirlishPigtails: In the original film. In the sequel she has a braided ponytail.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She invokes the trope in Mowgli, but she herself is also quite recipient.
* NiceGirl: A sweet girl who is shown to be very protective of her loved ones.
* NoNameGiven: She wasn't given a name in the original movie.
* OfficialCouple: With Mowgli by the end of the sequel.
* OnlySaneMan: She acts like an adult than most of the other kids in the sequel.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her dress is dark pink, and she's
movie, yet arguably, he feels very much feminine.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: She only has [[OneSceneWonder the one scene]], after all. But it's iconic! It's justified, too; not only is escorting Mowgli to a safe human village the goal of the first film, but she's also the first human girl (if not the first other human, period) Mowgli ever saw, so it makes sense he'd fall for her at first sight.
* ShowSomeLeg: Shanti blatantly does this to Mowgli at the end of the first movie (which she attempts to deny in the second). Lampshaded by Baloo and Bagheera.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Shanti has great fear of the jungle in contrast
as if he belongs to Mowgli's obsession of it. She fears nearly every animal world.
* FunPersonified: Even more energetic than Baloo.
* IJustWantToBeYou: He sings a musical number "I Wan'na Be Like You" about how much he envies humans.
* InkSuitActor: At least
the jungle has to offer including snakes, tigers, bears, movements, as the dance of Louie and even bats. She gets over it at his apes is based on Prima with his bandmates.
* LargeHam: At least during "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)".
* MisplacedWildlife: The story is set in India, but orangutans live in Indonesia.
* NotSoDifferent: From Baloo, which explains why they're such good friends in
the end.spin-offs.
* OutOfFocus: Louis Prima's widow was unhappy with Jim Cummings' unpermitted likeness to her husband in ''TaleSpin'' and ''JungleCubs'' and threatened a lawsuit. As such Louie was omitted from the sequel, and limited to sparse silent cameos elsewhere to appease this.



[[folder:The Vultures]]
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->'''Voiced by''' J. Pat O'Malley, Lord Tim Hudson, Chad Stuart, Digby Wolfe

Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy and Dizzy are four vultures and minor characters in ''Jungle Book''. They appear also in the sequel, this time accompanied by a new member, Lucky.

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[[folder:The Vultures]]
[[folder:Hathi]]
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->'''Voiced by''' by''': J. Pat O'Malley, Lord Tim Hudson, Chad Stuart, Digby Wolfe

Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy
O'Malley (The Jungle Book), Creator/JimCummings (The Jungle Book 2), Creator/RobPaulsen, Stephen Furst (Jungle Cubs), Marty Ingels (''Mowgli's Story'')

Colonel Hathi is shown to be the leader of a herd of Indian elephants,
and Dizzy are four vultures he runs the herd similarly to a military squadron. Every day from dawn, Hathi has his unwilling herd march all over the jungle. However, his strict orders and minor characters in ''Jungle Book''. They appear constant marching sometimes cause members to consider a "transfer to another herd". Hathi also in has a mate called Winifred and a calf called Hathi, Jr., with both appearing to be part of the sequel, this time accompanied by a new member, Lucky.army.



* BlindingBangs: Dizzy has gray hair that covers his eyes.
* CanonForeigner: The vultures aren't present in the book; the most prominent bird character is Chil the Kite.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Averted. Usually (especially in Disney movies) scavengers like vultures are depicted as AlwaysChaoticEvil, but these ones are depicted as friendly and helpful.
* CatchPhrase:
-->'''Buzzie''': So what we gonna do?
-->'''Flaps''': I don't know, what you wanna do?
* CirclingVultures: Averted. While they do show interest when a lonely, depressed and vulnerable Mowgli shows up in their territory, it's more to sate their boredom than their hunger. Aside from a few laughs at his expense, they're otherwise very friendly.
* CowardlyLion: The vultures are terrified of Shere Khan, but that doesn't stop them from directly attacking him when he goes after Mowgli and Baloo. Sort of TruthInTelevision, as scavengers like vultures tend to steer clear of larger, stronger carnivores.
* DeadpanSnarker: Dizzy.
-->'''Buzzie''': Things are right dead all over.
-->'''Ziggy''': You mean you wish they were. (vultures laugh)
-->'''Dizzy''': Very funny.
* {{Nice Guy}}s: They sympathize with sad and alone Mowgli and then sing a FriendshipSong to cheer him up.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are patterned after Music/TheBeatles. Oddly, while they do have a musical number, it's a barbershop quartet song as opposed to something sounding similar to the Beatles rock tunes.
* TrueCompanions: They have a musical number about it.
* UnexplainedAccent: For whatever reason, the vultures somehow have an Australian accent and use un-American words like "blimey", "lads", "bloke", in contrast to the rest of the cast that speaks in American accent and dialect.

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* BlindingBangs: Dizzy has gray hair that covers AdaptationalWimp: In the original book he was an aggressive elephant who once destroyed a human village, and is respected by the other animals, even Shere Khan. In the Disney movie he is a pompous and bumbling leader to his eyes.
troop.
* CanonForeigner: ColonelBadass: The vultures aren't present Disney movie turns him into the Colonel of a pack of elephants.
* DemotedToExtra: Has one scene
in the book; the most prominent bird character sequel.
* HonorableElephant: Along with his troops.
* MildlyMilitary: The theme, "Colonel Hathi's March",
is Chil the Kite.
even a parody of military marches.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Averted. Usually (especially in Disney movies) scavengers like vultures are depicted as AlwaysChaoticEvil, but these ones are depicted as friendly and helpful.
* CatchPhrase:
-->'''Buzzie''': So what we gonna do?
-->'''Flaps''': I don't know, what you wanna do?
* CirclingVultures: Averted. While they do show interest when a lonely, depressed and vulnerable Mowgli shows up in
ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Colonel Hathi's "military band" does little else than march around obnoxiously while singing their territory, it's more to sate their boredom than their hunger. Aside from a few laughs at his expense, they're otherwise very friendly.
* CowardlyLion: The vultures are terrified of Shere Khan, but that doesn't stop them from directly attacking him when he goes after Mowgli and Baloo. Sort of TruthInTelevision, as scavengers like vultures tend to steer clear of larger, stronger carnivores.
* DeadpanSnarker: Dizzy.
-->'''Buzzie''': Things are right dead all over.
-->'''Ziggy''': You mean you wish they were. (vultures laugh)
-->'''Dizzy''': Very funny.
* {{Nice Guy}}s: They sympathize with sad and alone Mowgli and then sing a FriendshipSong to cheer him up.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are patterned after Music/TheBeatles. Oddly, while they do have a musical number, it's a barbershop quartet song as opposed to something sounding similar to the Beatles rock tunes.
* TrueCompanions: They have a musical number about it.
* UnexplainedAccent: For whatever reason, the vultures somehow have an Australian accent and use un-American words like "blimey", "lads", "bloke", in contrast to the rest of the cast that speaks in American accent and dialect.
song.



[[folder: Lucky]]
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->'''Voiced by''': Phil Collins

A vulture who only appears in the sequel.

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[[folder: Lucky]]
[[folder:Shanti]]
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->'''Voiced by''': Phil Collins

A vulture who only appears
Darleen Carr (The Jungle Book), MaeWhitman (The Jungle Book 2)

Shanti starts off as a minor character
in the sequel. first movie and was the reason behind Mowgli agreeing to stay in the Man Village. She is Mowgli's best friend and sweetheart.



* BullyingADragon: In the sequel Lucky gets the brilliant idea of openly mocking Shere Khan to his face. Once he tells Shere Khan where Mowgli is headed just to taunt him... Lucky didn't live up to his name shortly afterwards.
* DisneyDeath: He is attacked and apparently killed by Shere Khan, but near the end of the film it's revealed that he's still alive.
* IronicName: Shere Khan tells him "Isn't it ironic that your name is Lucky?" before attacking him.
* SixthRanger: He joins the other vultures in the sequel.
* TooDumbToLive: He is a brainless ScrewySquirrel who spends the majority of his role taunting Shere Khan over his defeat at the hands of Mowgli as up close as possible inadvertently giving him directions to the mancub's location in the process (before falling victim to a rather nasty beating).

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* BullyingADragon: In AscendedExtra: A OneSceneWonder in the sequel Lucky gets the brilliant idea of openly mocking Shere Khan to his face. Once he tells Shere Khan where Mowgli is headed just to taunt him... Lucky didn't live up to his name shortly afterwards.
* DisneyDeath: He is attacked and apparently killed by Shere Khan, but near the end
first film, one of the film it's revealed that he's still alive.
* IronicName: Shere Khan tells him "Isn't it ironic that your name is Lucky?" before attacking him.
* SixthRanger: He joins the other vultures
main protagonists in the sequel.
* TooDumbToLive: He CharacterisationMarchesOn: In the original film she is basically a brainless ScrewySquirrel pre-teen FilleFatale. Presumably uncomfortable with the implications of this, the sequel's filmmakers remade her into a [[TheDutifulSon Dutiful Daughter]].
* DesignatedLoveInterest: In the original film, since she only appears in one scene.
* DisappearedDad: Her father wasn't seen or mentioned in the sequel, although she mentions him in her song in the first film.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Like Mowgli, Shanti doesn't wear any shoes.
* GenerationXerox: She mentions she's always sent to get the water, and that when she has a daughter, she'll send her to do the same.
* GirlishPigtails: In the original film. In the sequel she has a braided ponytail.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She invokes the trope in Mowgli, but she herself is also quite recipient.
* NiceGirl: A sweet girl
who spends is shown to be very protective of her loved ones.
* NoNameGiven: She wasn't given a name in
the majority original movie.
* OfficialCouple: With Mowgli by the end
of his role taunting Shere Khan over his defeat the sequel.
* OnlySaneMan: She acts like an adult than most of the other kids in the sequel.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her dress is dark pink, and she's very much feminine.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: She only has [[OneSceneWonder the one scene]], after all. But it's iconic! It's justified, too; not only is escorting Mowgli to a safe human village the goal of the first film, but she's also the first human girl (if not the first other human, period) Mowgli ever saw, so it makes sense he'd fall for her at first sight.
* ShowSomeLeg: Shanti blatantly does this to Mowgli
at the hands end of Mowgli as up close as possible inadvertently giving him directions to the mancub's location first movie (which she attempts to deny in the process (before falling victim second). Lampshaded by Baloo and Bagheera.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Shanti has great fear of the jungle in contrast
to a rather nasty beating).Mowgli's obsession of it. She fears nearly every animal the jungle has to offer including snakes, tigers, bears, and even bats. She gets over it at the end.



[[folder:Shere Khan]]
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->''"'''I''' make my own rules."''\\
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GeorgeSanders (''The Jungle Book''), Creator/ThurlRavenscroft (singing), Candy Candido and Clarence Nash (roars); ; Creator/TonyJay (''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''The Jungle Book 2''), Creator/FrankWelker (roars, Wonderful World of Disney); Jason Marsden (''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs''); Sherman Howard (''Mowgli's Story''); Creator/IdrisElba (live-action remake)

Shere Khan is the main antagonist of ''The Jungle Book''. A powerful, suave Bengal tiger, Shere Khan had nothing but disdain for his victims. His reputation was such that he needed only to show himself to intimidate the inhabitants of the jungle. His only fears were man's gun and fire.

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[[folder:Shere Khan]]
[[folder:The Vultures]]
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->''"'''I''' make my own rules."''\\
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GeorgeSanders (''The Jungle Book''), Creator/ThurlRavenscroft (singing), Candy Candido by''' J. Pat O'Malley, Lord Tim Hudson, Chad Stuart, Digby Wolfe

Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy
and Clarence Nash (roars); ; Creator/TonyJay (''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' Dizzy are four vultures and ''The Jungle Book 2''), Creator/FrankWelker (roars, Wonderful World of Disney); Jason Marsden (''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs''); Sherman Howard (''Mowgli's Story''); Creator/IdrisElba (live-action remake)

Shere Khan is the main antagonist of ''The Jungle
minor characters in ''Jungle Book''. A powerful, suave Bengal tiger, Shere Khan had nothing but disdain for his victims. His reputation was such that he needed only to show himself to intimidate They appear also in the inhabitants of the jungle. His only fears were man's gun and fire.sequel, this time accompanied by a new member, Lucky.



* AdaptationalBadass: Shere Khan in the film is far more menacing than he was in the original books. This is especially true in the 2016 movie.
* ArchEnemy: To Mowgli.
* BadassBaritone: Being voiced by Creator/GeorgeSanders and later Creator/TonyJay, this is to be expected.
* TheBerserker: His default mood is thoroughly calm and affable if shrewdly sadistic. Once he actually decides to fight in earnest, he is absolutely savage.
* BigBad: Of the book, Disney movie, and the other film/television adaptations.
* CatsAreMean: Shere Khan's very name is enough to bring a chill down the other animals' spines.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Though he doesn't get many lines, comes across as at least somewhat snarky.
* CharacterExaggeration: While maintaining a menacing presence in all Disney adaptations, it was nuanced slightly in the first film by his more [[LaughablyEvil whimsical, playful demeanor]]. In most later depictions (particularly in the sequel) he is [[KnightOfCerebus much more stoic and sinister in tone]], only having a few subtle comical fluctuations.
* TheComicallySerious: Particularly during his confrontation with Kaa.
* CurbStompBattle: Delivers a nasty one to Baloo in the climax.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DisneyVillainDeath:
** Averted in the original film, in which he flees after his tail is tied to a burning branch, and subverted in the sequel, as he survives the fall AND the tiger statue head falling on him.
** [[spoiler: Played completely straight in the 2016 movie.]]
* DoesntLikeGuns: One of the reasons why he hates humans.
* TheDreaded: Everyone and their mother is afraid of him. Well, not everyone, but those who [[TooDumbToLive aren't]]...
* EvilBrit: He is not the only character to have a British accent (Bagheera and [[HonorableElephant Colonel Hathi]] have one,) but he certainly gives off this vibe.
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilSoundsDeep: His one-line VillainSong says it all!
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is well-mannered and polite. Oh, but he still wants to kill you. The fact that he can be so suave and courteous about killing a boy riles Kaa up to no end.
* FinalBoss: In the games.
* GeniusBruiser: A vicious and bloodthirsty, yet also intelligent and AffablyEvil tiger. This is displayed even moreso in the book when he manipulates the wolves into becoming his minions and turning against Mowgli and Akela.
* HeroKiller: Nearly kills Baloo in a CurbStompBattle.
* InkSuitActor: [[http://www.jimhillmedia.com/mb/images/upload/George-Sanders-web.jpg An admitted]] - and [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15295-17271.gif downright]] [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15295-10082.gif uncanny]] - example.
* JokerImmunity: A rare example of a Disney movie BigBad having this. He not only survives both films, but every Disney adaptation in general, [[spoiler: at least until [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 the 2016 remake]]]] but that's another story.
* KillAllHumans: He hunts down and kills humans who enter his jungle due to his hatred of them.
* KnightOfCerebus: As AffablyEvil as he is, his appearance in the original film stops much of the fun and silly mood and makes things more tense and dark. This is carried UpToEleven where he's concerned in the sequel.
* LargeHam: In the original film.
* LightningBruiser: Is able to nearly outrun Mowgli even while dragging Baloo (who probably weighs more than he does,) along behind him.
* ManipulativeBastard: In the book he turns almost the entire wolf pack against Mowgli and Akela.
* MeaningfulName: Shere Khan's name in Hindi means "tiger king" or "king of tigers" ("shere" means tiger, "khan" means king).
* NeverMyFault: In the sequel, he believes Kaa knows where Mowgli is (after hearing the snake grumble "man-cub"), but truthfully, Kaa has no clue where Mowgli is, but Shere Kahn won't believe him and continues to threaten the snake. So to save his skin Kaa fearfully lies to the Tiger that Mowgli's at the swamp, allowing him to flee. When Shere Khan arrives at the swamp, with Mowgli, of course, nowhere to be found, he angrily growls "That snake ''lied'' to me!" Well, Shere Khan, you didn't believe Kaa when he told you "I don't know where Mowgli is" Sometimes you just gotta believe the snake when he tells you the truth for once.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: He becomes this in the sequel where his personality is much darker and having no comedic quirks.
* NoSell: Kaa's hypnosis doesn't affect him. Whether's he's naturally immune or just makes sure to break eye contact before any damage is done is not clear.
* OhCrap: [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/3/3e/Junglebook-disneyscreencaps.com-7713.jpg Has a moment]] when he realises Mowgli has managed to tie a flaming branch to his tail.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: Has this attitude regarding Mowgli and implicitly threatens Kaa under pain of death should he learn that the python has so much as encountered the boy without informing him first, let alone eating him.
* PantheraAwesome: Big time! This tiger is afraid of almost nothing and is implied to be capable to curb-stomp a wolf tribe on his own. And his treatment of Baloo is nothing to sneeze at.
* PreMortemOneLiner: And an incredibly chilling one at that, considering the LighterAndSofter sequel.
-->(''having Lucky by the throat and grinning'')
-->'''Shere Khan''': Isn't it ironic that your name is Lucky?
* RoarBeforeBeating:
** His first pounce towards Mowgli is accompanied by a MightyRoar. Justified because he's not trying to conserve his strength or be sneaky, and has gotten so incensed by Mowgli's defiance that he clearly wants to scare him. [[OhCrap It works]].
** Averted in his opening scene; he stalks a deer in total silence (like a real tiger) rather than loudly charging it, suggesting that he's happy to rely on stealth when he's hunting to eat rather than to satisfy his personal enmity with humans.
* SealedEvilInACan: Becomes stuck in a tiger statue at the end of the sequel. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Had there been a third movie he would have escaped somehow]].
* SissyVillain: Downplayed. He's genuinely feared predators of the jungle (he's mentioned as being stronger than the entire wolf pack combined) however, his wrath is hidden in an amusingly flamboyant, playful and soft spoken demeanor.
* SlasherSmile: Bares a nasty one straight before he mauls Lucky in the sequel.
* SmugSmiler: While he's in FauxAffablyEvil mode however, this is his default expression.
* SmugSnake: While much more dangerous than most examples of this trope (his fearsome reputation is fully justified,) his overconfidence is nonetheless his undoing; in both films he had many chances to kill Mowgli but decided to toy with him instead.
* SparedByTheAdaptation:
** He's KilledOffForReal at the end of the original book (though he appears in a flashback story in the sequel), yet he not only survives both animated Disney films, but every adaptation by Disney in general.
** In an alternative ending (storyboarded for the Diamond Edition Blu-Ray), Shere Khan is [[spoiler:killed by Mowgli after Mowgli accidentally pulls the trigger on a hunter's gun.]]
** In the 2013 stage version, [[spoiler: he does in fact burn to death after Mowgli accidentally sets him on fire.]]
* TheStoic: In the sequel.
* SugaryMalice: Almost always outwardly affable and gentlemanly, but his cryptic threats and idle flexing of claws make very clear what his intents are. His interactions with Kaa in particular stand out.
* TranquilFury: While his actual combat behaviour is that of TheBerserker, he is very calm and collected before that times. Particularly pronounced in the sequel, where his slow-burning fury is palpable in every appearance.
* UltimateEvil: For much of the film he isn't seen or heard. We only [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast hear]] and see from other characters that he's [[TheDreaded the most feared]], dangerous creature in the jungle, and even the mention of his name [[KnightOfCerebus often results in a more serious tone]]. Towards the end the tiger finally appears, and while he's FauxAffablyEvil, he's every bit of the Badass he's hyped up to be, especially when he shows his true colors in the final fight. He gets more screentime in the sequel, where he's even more if a KnightOfCerebus.
* WouldHurtAChild: Why? Because he's human, and still "young and helpless".

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* AdaptationalBadass: Shere Khan BlindingBangs: Dizzy has gray hair that covers his eyes.
* CanonForeigner: The vultures aren't present
in the film book; the most prominent bird character is far Chil the Kite.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Averted. Usually (especially in Disney movies) scavengers like vultures are depicted as AlwaysChaoticEvil, but these ones are depicted as friendly and helpful.
* CatchPhrase:
-->'''Buzzie''': So what we gonna do?
-->'''Flaps''': I don't know, what you wanna do?
* CirclingVultures: Averted. While they do show interest when a lonely, depressed and vulnerable Mowgli shows up in their territory, it's
more menacing to sate their boredom than their hunger. Aside from a few laughs at his expense, they're otherwise very friendly.
* CowardlyLion: The vultures are terrified of Shere Khan, but that doesn't stop them from directly attacking him when
he was in the original books. This is especially true in the 2016 movie.
* ArchEnemy: To Mowgli.
* BadassBaritone: Being voiced by Creator/GeorgeSanders
goes after Mowgli and later Creator/TonyJay, this is Baloo. Sort of TruthInTelevision, as scavengers like vultures tend to be expected.
steer clear of larger, stronger carnivores.
* TheBerserker: His default mood is thoroughly calm and affable if shrewdly sadistic. Once he actually decides to fight in earnest, he is absolutely savage.DeadpanSnarker: Dizzy.
-->'''Buzzie''': Things are right dead all over.
-->'''Ziggy''': You mean you wish they were. (vultures laugh)
-->'''Dizzy''': Very funny.

* BigBad: Of {{Nice Guy}}s: They sympathize with sad and alone Mowgli and then sing a FriendshipSong to cheer him up.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are patterned after Music/TheBeatles. Oddly, while they do have a musical number, it's a barbershop quartet song as opposed to something sounding similar to
the book, Disney movie, and the other film/television adaptations.
* CatsAreMean: Shere Khan's very name is enough to bring a chill down the other animals' spines.
Beatles rock tunes.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Though he doesn't get many lines, comes across as at least somewhat snarky.
TrueCompanions: They have a musical number about it.
* CharacterExaggeration: While maintaining a menacing presence in all Disney adaptations, it was nuanced slightly in UnexplainedAccent: For whatever reason, the first film by his more [[LaughablyEvil whimsical, playful demeanor]]. In most later depictions (particularly vultures somehow have an Australian accent and use un-American words like "blimey", "lads", "bloke", in contrast to the sequel) he is [[KnightOfCerebus much more stoic and sinister in tone]], only having a few subtle comical fluctuations.
* TheComicallySerious: Particularly during his confrontation with Kaa.
* CurbStompBattle: Delivers a nasty one to Baloo in the climax.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DisneyVillainDeath:
** Averted in the original film, in which he flees after his tail is tied to a burning branch, and subverted in the sequel, as he survives the fall AND the tiger statue head falling on him.
** [[spoiler: Played completely straight in the 2016 movie.]]
* DoesntLikeGuns: One
rest of the reasons why he hates humans.
* TheDreaded: Everyone and their mother is afraid of him. Well, not everyone, but those who [[TooDumbToLive aren't]]...
* EvilBrit: He is not the only character to have a British
cast that speaks in American accent (Bagheera and [[HonorableElephant Colonel Hathi]] have one,) but he certainly gives off this vibe.
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilSoundsDeep: His one-line VillainSong says it all!
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is well-mannered and polite. Oh, but he still wants to kill you. The fact that he can be so suave and courteous about killing a boy riles Kaa up to no end.
* FinalBoss: In the games.
* GeniusBruiser: A vicious and bloodthirsty, yet also intelligent and AffablyEvil tiger. This is displayed even moreso in the book when he manipulates the wolves into becoming his minions and turning against Mowgli and Akela.
* HeroKiller: Nearly kills Baloo in a CurbStompBattle.
* InkSuitActor: [[http://www.jimhillmedia.com/mb/images/upload/George-Sanders-web.jpg An admitted]] - and [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15295-17271.gif downright]] [[http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/15295-10082.gif uncanny]] - example.
* JokerImmunity: A rare example of a Disney movie BigBad having this. He not only survives both films, but every Disney adaptation in general, [[spoiler: at least until [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 the 2016 remake]]]] but that's another story.
* KillAllHumans: He hunts down and kills humans who enter his jungle due to his hatred of them.
* KnightOfCerebus: As AffablyEvil as he is, his appearance in the original film stops much of the fun and silly mood and makes things more tense and dark. This is carried UpToEleven where he's concerned in the sequel.
* LargeHam: In the original film.
* LightningBruiser: Is able to nearly outrun Mowgli even while dragging Baloo (who probably weighs more than he does,) along behind him.
* ManipulativeBastard: In the book he turns almost the entire wolf pack against Mowgli and Akela.
* MeaningfulName: Shere Khan's name in Hindi means "tiger king" or "king of tigers" ("shere" means tiger, "khan" means king).
* NeverMyFault: In the sequel, he believes Kaa knows where Mowgli is (after hearing the snake grumble "man-cub"), but truthfully, Kaa has no clue where Mowgli is, but Shere Kahn won't believe him and continues to threaten the snake. So to save his skin Kaa fearfully lies to the Tiger that Mowgli's at the swamp, allowing him to flee. When Shere Khan arrives at the swamp, with Mowgli, of course, nowhere to be found, he angrily growls "That snake ''lied'' to me!" Well, Shere Khan, you didn't believe Kaa when he told you "I don't know where Mowgli is" Sometimes you just gotta believe the snake when he tells you the truth for once.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: He becomes this in the sequel where his personality is much darker and having no comedic quirks.
* NoSell: Kaa's hypnosis doesn't affect him. Whether's he's naturally immune or just makes sure to break eye contact before any damage is done is not clear.
* OhCrap: [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/3/3e/Junglebook-disneyscreencaps.com-7713.jpg Has a moment]] when he realises Mowgli has managed to tie a flaming branch to his tail.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: Has this attitude regarding Mowgli and implicitly threatens Kaa under pain of death should he learn that the python has so much as encountered the boy without informing him first, let alone eating him.
* PantheraAwesome: Big time! This tiger is afraid of almost nothing and is implied to be capable to curb-stomp a wolf tribe on his own. And his treatment of Baloo is nothing to sneeze at.
* PreMortemOneLiner: And an incredibly chilling one at that, considering the LighterAndSofter sequel.
-->(''having Lucky by the throat and grinning'')
-->'''Shere Khan''': Isn't it ironic that your name is Lucky?
* RoarBeforeBeating:
** His first pounce towards Mowgli is accompanied by a MightyRoar. Justified because he's not trying to conserve his strength or be sneaky, and has gotten so incensed by Mowgli's defiance that he clearly wants to scare him. [[OhCrap It works]].
** Averted in his opening scene; he stalks a deer in total silence (like a real tiger) rather than loudly charging it, suggesting that he's happy to rely on stealth when he's hunting to eat rather than to satisfy his personal enmity with humans.
* SealedEvilInACan: Becomes stuck in a tiger statue at the end of the sequel. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Had there been a third movie he would have escaped somehow]].
* SissyVillain: Downplayed. He's genuinely feared predators of the jungle (he's mentioned as being stronger than the entire wolf pack combined) however, his wrath is hidden in an amusingly flamboyant, playful and soft spoken demeanor.
* SlasherSmile: Bares a nasty one straight before he mauls Lucky in the sequel.
* SmugSmiler: While he's in FauxAffablyEvil mode however, this is his default expression.
* SmugSnake: While much more dangerous than most examples of this trope (his fearsome reputation is fully justified,) his overconfidence is nonetheless his undoing; in both films he had many chances to kill Mowgli but decided to toy with him instead.
* SparedByTheAdaptation:
** He's KilledOffForReal at the end of the original book (though he appears in a flashback story in the sequel), yet he not only survives both animated Disney films, but every adaptation by Disney in general.
** In an alternative ending (storyboarded for the Diamond Edition Blu-Ray), Shere Khan is [[spoiler:killed by Mowgli after Mowgli accidentally pulls the trigger on a hunter's gun.]]
** In the 2013 stage version, [[spoiler: he does in fact burn to death after Mowgli accidentally sets him on fire.]]
* TheStoic: In the sequel.
* SugaryMalice: Almost always outwardly affable and gentlemanly, but his cryptic threats and idle flexing of claws make very clear what his intents are. His interactions with Kaa in particular stand out.
* TranquilFury: While his actual combat behaviour is that of TheBerserker, he is very calm and collected before that times. Particularly pronounced in the sequel, where his slow-burning fury is palpable in every appearance.
* UltimateEvil: For much of the film he isn't seen or heard. We only [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast hear]] and see from other characters that he's [[TheDreaded the most feared]], dangerous creature in the jungle, and even the mention of his name [[KnightOfCerebus often results in a more serious tone]]. Towards the end the tiger finally appears, and while he's FauxAffablyEvil, he's every bit of the Badass he's hyped up to be, especially when he shows his true colors in the final fight. He gets more screentime in the sequel, where he's even more if a KnightOfCerebus.
* WouldHurtAChild: Why? Because he's human, and still "young and helpless".
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[[folder:Kaa]]
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->''"He won't be here in the morning."''\\
'''Voiced by:''' Sterling Holloway (''The Jungle Book''); Hal Smith (1977-1983); Creator/JimCummings (1990 - current), Creator/ScarlettJohansson (live-action remake)

Kaa is an enormous python and the secondary antagonist in ''The Jungle Book''.

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->''"He won't be here
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->'''Voiced by''': Phil Collins

A vulture who only appears
in the morning."''\\
'''Voiced by:''' Sterling Holloway (''The Jungle Book''); Hal Smith (1977-1983); Creator/JimCummings (1990 - current), Creator/ScarlettJohansson (live-action remake)

Kaa is an enormous python and the secondary antagonist in ''The Jungle Book''.
sequel.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Kaa provides the trope's page image. In the original book by Creator/RudyardKipling, he was one of Mowgli's friends and a benevolent Badass OldMaster, even saving his life twice.
* AdaptationalWimp: Kaa was also much more badass in the original book - he's not intimidated by anyone, is near-unstoppable, and he's one of the most powerful and feared animals in the jungle because of his [[OldMaster vast knowledge]] and hypnotic powers.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: AdaptationalVillainy aside, the Disney movie's goofy if NotSoHarmless villain is quite different from the wise, serious python from the books.
* AffablyEvil: Despite wanting to eat the hero, he comes off as very polite and soft-spoken.
* BadassBoast: Gives one in "Red Dog":
--> '''Kaa''' ''(to Mowgli):'' I have seen a hundred and a hundred rains. Ere Hathi cast his milk-tushes my trail was big in the dust. By the First Egg I am older than many trees, and I have seen all the Jungle has done. [...] [[BadassBoast I have seen all the dead seasons, and the great trees and the old elephants, and the rocks that were bare and sharp-pointed ere the moss grew.]] Art thou still alive, Manling?
* BigBadWannabe: He just can't compete with Shere Khan.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the books, his arrival at the Cold Lairs completely changes the tide of Bagheera and Baloo's battle against the Monkey-people.
* ButtMonkey: Especially in the sequel.
* CharacterExaggeration: Kaa's incompetence and cowardliness are greatly exaggerated in the second movie to the point where he becomes something of a ButtMonkey, whereas in the first he was genuinely menacing yet constantly unsuccessful, and his general fear of Shere Khan (the same as everyone else) is exaggerated to not being able to form full sentences around him.
* CoolOldGuy: In the books, Kaa is over a hundred years old and thirty feet long. His age hasn't slowed him down one bit.
* CreepyGood: He's one of the most dangerous and feared animals in the books for good reason, and the scene where he hypnotizes the Bandar-log to eat them is deeply unsettling. He's still one of Mowgli's most powerful allies and saves his life twice.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A known villain who uses a soothing voice/demeanor and the "You can trust me" angle to lure children into his clutches...
* TheDreaded: Not to the same level as his book counterpart, but in the first film Bagheera is genuinely horrified when he sees him hypnotizing Mowgli and is rendered too afraid to move when Kaa turns on ''him'' instead.
-->'''Kaa:''' (''[[TranquilFury in a stern, but calm voice]]'') Look me in the [[HypnoticEyes eyes]] when I'm speaking to you!\\
'''Bagheera:''' (''absolutely terrified'') Please, Kaa...
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He finds it despicable that Shere Khan wants to kill Mowgli just for being alive, as opposed to him, who wants to eat him to survive.
* HypnoticEyes: He has these type of eyes in the Disney movie, as shown in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T0I5UepXMA this clip, starting at 0:20]].
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: More so in the sequel. In the original movie, while still ineffectual and LaughablyEvil, he was more threatening.
* LargeHam: Quite fond of EvilGloating.
* LaughablyEvil: He is a funny villain and praised as one of the most entertaining villains in Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon.
* ManipulativeBastard: Has his moments.
* MassHypnosis: In the book, Kaa uses a hypnotic dance called "The Dance of the Hunger of Kaa" to hypnotize and consume a large number of monkeys. Only Mowgli is unaffected.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: People tend to forget that despite Kaa's comical attitude and subservience to Shere Khan, he is considered a very legitimate threat by everyone in the jungle due to his hypnotic eyes, and almost succeeded in eating Mowgli alive ''twice''. In the original film he handily neutralized Baghera, who even cowers before him.
* OldMaster: In the books, Kaa is over a hundred years old, and is considered one of the wisest and most powerful animals in the jungle. He is the only animal the monkeys truly fear, and helps Mowgli defeat a pack of dholes who threaten the Seeonee wolf pack. He's also every bit as much a mentor to Mowgli as Baloo and Bagheera are, engaging in friendly wrestling matches.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: In the book, Kaa was one of the main mentors for Mowgli. In the Disney adaptation, he was transformed into a villain because apparently it was thought by Disney that audiences wouldn't accept a snake as a heroic character.
* SissyVillain: He's pretty damn camp.
* SnakesAreSinister: A complex example - the original book averted the trope, but all three Disney adaptations play it straight. As a result of AdaptationDisplacement, this has bled into other portrayals of his character. However, more book-faithful adaptations like ''Anime/TheJungleBook'' and ''[[Animation/AdventuresOfMowgli Adventures of Mowgli]]'' also avert the trope by presenting Kaa in his original role as an ally.
* SssssnakeTalk: Particularly during the song "Trust in Me".
* VillainousRescue: He ends up hiding Mowgli from Shere Khan while the latter was looking to kill the man cub, although he did it for obviously selfish and nefarious reasons (he wanted to eat Mowgli for himself).
* VillainSong: "Trust In Me".
* WouldHurtAChild: ...or eat a child.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Kaa provides the trope's page image. BullyingADragon: In the original book by Creator/RudyardKipling, sequel Lucky gets the brilliant idea of openly mocking Shere Khan to his face. Once he was one of Mowgli's friends tells Shere Khan where Mowgli is headed just to taunt him... Lucky didn't live up to his name shortly afterwards.
* DisneyDeath: He is attacked
and a benevolent Badass OldMaster, even saving his life twice.
* AdaptationalWimp: Kaa was also much more badass in
apparently killed by Shere Khan, but near the original book - end of the film it's revealed that he's not intimidated by anyone, is near-unstoppable, and he's one of the most powerful and feared animals in the jungle because of his [[OldMaster vast knowledge]] and hypnotic powers.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: AdaptationalVillainy aside, the Disney movie's goofy if NotSoHarmless villain is quite different from the wise, serious python from the books.
* AffablyEvil: Despite wanting to eat the hero, he comes off as very polite and soft-spoken.
* BadassBoast: Gives one in "Red Dog":
--> '''Kaa''' ''(to Mowgli):'' I have seen a hundred and a hundred rains. Ere Hathi cast his milk-tushes my trail was big in the dust. By the First Egg I am older than many trees, and I have seen all the Jungle has done. [...] [[BadassBoast I have seen all the dead seasons, and the great trees and the old elephants, and the rocks that were bare and sharp-pointed ere the moss grew.]] Art thou
still alive, Manling?
alive.
* BigBadWannabe: He just can't compete with IronicName: Shere Khan.
Khan tells him "Isn't it ironic that your name is Lucky?" before attacking him.
* BigDamnHeroes: In SixthRanger: He joins the books, his arrival at the Cold Lairs completely changes the tide of Bagheera and Baloo's battle against the Monkey-people.
* ButtMonkey: Especially
other vultures in the sequel.
* CharacterExaggeration: Kaa's incompetence and cowardliness are greatly exaggerated in TooDumbToLive: He is a brainless ScrewySquirrel who spends the second movie to the point where he becomes something majority of a ButtMonkey, whereas in the first he was genuinely menacing yet constantly unsuccessful, and his general fear of role taunting Shere Khan (the same as everyone else) is exaggerated to not being able to form full sentences around him.
* CoolOldGuy: In the books, Kaa is
over a hundred years old and thirty feet long. His age hasn't slowed him down one bit.
* CreepyGood: He's one of the most dangerous and feared animals in the books for good reason, and the scene where he hypnotizes the Bandar-log to eat them is deeply unsettling. He's still one of Mowgli's most powerful allies and saves
his life twice.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A known villain who uses a soothing voice/demeanor and the "You can trust me" angle to lure children into his clutches...
* TheDreaded: Not to the same level as his book counterpart, but in the first film Bagheera is genuinely horrified when he sees him hypnotizing Mowgli and is rendered too afraid to move when Kaa turns on ''him'' instead.
-->'''Kaa:''' (''[[TranquilFury in a stern, but calm voice]]'') Look me in the [[HypnoticEyes eyes]] when I'm speaking to you!\\
'''Bagheera:''' (''absolutely terrified'') Please, Kaa...
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He finds it despicable that Shere Khan wants to kill Mowgli just for being alive, as opposed to him, who wants to eat him to survive.
* HypnoticEyes: He has these type of eyes in the Disney movie, as shown in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T0I5UepXMA this clip, starting at 0:20]].
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: More so in the sequel. In the original movie, while still ineffectual and LaughablyEvil, he was more threatening.
* LargeHam: Quite fond of EvilGloating.
* LaughablyEvil: He is a funny villain and praised as one of the most entertaining villains in Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon.
* ManipulativeBastard: Has his moments.
* MassHypnosis: In the book, Kaa uses a hypnotic dance called "The Dance of the Hunger of Kaa" to hypnotize and consume a large number of monkeys. Only Mowgli is unaffected.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: People tend to forget that despite Kaa's comical attitude and subservience to Shere Khan, he is considered a very legitimate threat by everyone in the jungle due to his hypnotic eyes, and almost succeeded in eating Mowgli alive ''twice''. In the original film he handily neutralized Baghera, who even cowers before him.
* OldMaster: In the books, Kaa is over a hundred years old, and is considered one of the wisest and most powerful animals in the jungle. He is the only animal the monkeys truly fear, and helps Mowgli
defeat a pack of dholes who threaten at the Seeonee wolf pack. He's also every bit as much a mentor to hands of Mowgli as Baloo and Bagheera are, engaging in friendly wrestling matches.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: In
up close as possible inadvertently giving him directions to the book, Kaa was one of mancub's location in the main mentors for Mowgli. In the Disney adaptation, he was transformed into a villain because apparently it was thought by Disney that audiences wouldn't accept a snake as a heroic character.
* SissyVillain: He's pretty damn camp.
* SnakesAreSinister: A complex example - the original book averted the trope, but all three Disney adaptations play it straight. As a result of AdaptationDisplacement, this has bled into other portrayals of his character. However, more book-faithful adaptations like ''Anime/TheJungleBook'' and ''[[Animation/AdventuresOfMowgli Adventures of Mowgli]]'' also avert the trope by presenting Kaa in his original role as an ally.
* SssssnakeTalk: Particularly during the song "Trust in Me".
* VillainousRescue: He ends up hiding Mowgli from Shere Khan while the latter was looking
process (before falling victim to kill the man cub, although he did it for obviously selfish and nefarious reasons (he wanted to eat Mowgli for himself).
* VillainSong: "Trust In Me".
* WouldHurtAChild: ...or eat
a child.rather nasty beating).
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