History Characters / TomAndJerry

22nd Sep '17 1:56:11 AM annette12
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* ButtMonkey: Sometimes, when she has to deal with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W8WmsrVRtE Tom and Jerry's antics.]]

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* ButtMonkey: Sometimes, when she has to deal with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W8WmsrVRtE Tom and Jerry's antics.]] antics.
12th Sep '17 8:26:44 PM BleuStar365
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* SimpletonVoice: When he's actually voiced.

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* SimpletonVoice: When Usually the voice he has when he's actually voiced.
7th Aug '17 8:21:27 PM jormis29
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* LoveMakesYouDumb: In "Blue Cat Blues", he gives up all his money to buy things for a girl who didn't like him back. He also sends himself off to slavery to impress her.

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* LoveMakesYouDumb: In "Blue Cat Blues", "WesternAnimation/BlueCatBlues", he gives up all his money to buy things for a girl who didn't like him back. He also sends himself off to slavery to impress her.
1st Aug '17 8:49:24 AM annette12
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* MarySue: The Wizard of Oz crossover had him basically stealing everybody's thunder, resulting in him being compared to this. Subverted for the original cartoons, however.
1st Aug '17 7:45:17 AM Blazer999
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* MarySue: The Wizard of Oz crossover had him basically stealing everybody's thunder, resulting in him being compared to this. Subverted for the original cartoons, however.
5th Jul '17 7:18:36 PM WanderingTedium
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* PapaWolf: When it comes to Nibbles.

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* PapaWolf: When it comes to Nibbles. It's most apparent in "The Milky Waif", which is also Nibbles' debut. After Tom smacks Nibbles with a flyswatter, Jerry busts out of a glass bottle Tom trapped him inside earlier and ''[[RoarBeforeBeating lets out a beastly roar]] before giving Tom a brutal beatdown, '''unaided.'''''
5th Jul '17 6:02:41 PM WanderingTedium
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* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: Appropriate, given Tom's occasional underhanded methods in antagonizing Jerry and other characters.
2nd Jul '17 11:25:27 AM Roo
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* AscendedExtra: Only shows up in the occasional cartoon, but in the licensed Dell comic you could count the stories that ''didn't'' feature him on one hand.
27th May '17 5:35:20 PM Luigifan
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* AnthropomorphicShift: In "WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot" he's barely recognizable as a four-legged cat, and has only [[AnthropomorphicZigZag subtle anthropomorphic mannerisms]]. His duration of shorts through the forties would gradually evolve him into his trademark more humanoid design.

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* AnthropomorphicShift: In "WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot" "WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot", he's barely recognizable as a four-legged cat, and has only [[AnthropomorphicZigZag subtle anthropomorphic mannerisms]]. His duration of shorts through the forties would gradually evolve him into his trademark more humanoid design.



* BigEater: Not as much as Jerry but he is shown to have a huge appetite.

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* BigEater: Not as much as Jerry Jerry, but he is shown to have a huge appetite.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As [[ButtMonkey clumsy]] and [[TheChewToy unlucky]] as Tom can be, Tom generaly ''does'' pose a credible threat to Jerry and has [[TeamRocketWins more than a few victories]] over him.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: As [[ButtMonkey clumsy]] and [[TheChewToy unlucky]] as Tom can be, Tom generaly generally ''does'' pose a credible threat to Jerry and has [[TeamRocketWins more than a few victories]] over him.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: "The Duck Doctor" has it happening to Tom. Having no way of escaping a falling anvil, Tom digs himself a grave, blindfolds himself and has a last smoke. Then the anvil hits him on the head (making him fall inside the grave, which makes the dug earth jump onto him, completing the burial) and falls into position to serve as a tombstone. In "The Bodyguard", he goes even further - after digging the grave and lying in it, he hastily scribbles a will, then clutches a flower while awaiting the inevitable.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: "The Duck Doctor" has it happening to Tom. Having no way of escaping [[AnvilOnHead a falling anvil, anvil]], Tom digs himself a grave, blindfolds himself himself, and has a last smoke. Then the anvil hits him on the head (making him fall inside the grave, which makes the dug earth jump onto him, completing the burial) and falls into position to serve as a tombstone. In "The Bodyguard", he goes even further - -- after digging the grave and lying in it, he hastily scribbles a will, then clutches a flower while awaiting the inevitable.



* FriendlyEnemy: Tom can be very friendly and laidback towards Jerry when not chasing him.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Usually buffoonish, though to what degree varies. In some shorts he is completely outclassed by Jerry, in others he is a more feared persuer and can actually run circles around Jerry for a lengthy duration ([[TeamRocketWins or even score a victory]]).

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* FriendlyEnemy: Tom can be very friendly and laidback laid-back towards Jerry when not chasing him.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Usually buffoonish, though to what degree varies. In some shorts shorts, he is completely outclassed by Jerry, Jerry; in others others, he is a more feared persuer and can actually run circles around Jerry for a lengthy duration ([[TeamRocketWins or even score a victory]]).



* LoveMakesYouDumb: In "Blue Cat Blues" he gives up all his money to buy things for a girl who didn't like him back. He also sends himself off to slavery to impress her.

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* LoveMakesYouDumb: In "Blue Cat Blues" Blues", he gives up all his money to buy things for a girl who didn't like him back. He also sends himself off to slavery to impress her.



* MotiveDecay: In many early shorts he wanted to eat Jerry or chased him at his master's orders (even if enjoyed doing so either way). In many later shorts, he just seems to chase Jerry out of reflex or make him miserable just for fun.

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* MotiveDecay: In many early shorts shorts, he wanted to eat Jerry or chased him at his master's orders (even if he enjoyed doing so either way). In many later shorts, he just seems to chase Jerry out of reflex or make him miserable just for fun.



* TheSlacker: Tom is extremely lazy, when not chasing Jerry that is. Several cartoons have Tom be so much of a slacker that he doesn't even care about catching Jerry until his owners threaten to have him kicked out if he doesn't do his job.

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* TheSlacker: Tom is extremely lazy, when lazy (when not chasing Jerry Jerry, that is.is). Several cartoons have Tom be so much of a slacker that he doesn't even care about catching Jerry until his owners threaten to have him kicked out if he doesn't do his job.



* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Tom has died in several shorts (being blown up by dynamite, crushed by a piano and even ''decapitated off-screen'') yet is still shown to be fine the next short. It helps that he, like all cats, has nine lives.

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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Tom has died in several shorts (being blown up by dynamite, crushed by a piano piano, and even ''decapitated off-screen'') off-screen''), yet is still shown to be fine the next short. It helps that he, like all cats, has nine lives.



* {{Troll}}: Sometimes took toying with his prey to an elaborate degree. In the first cartoon for example he replaces Jerry's mouse hole with a painted on lookalike and watches him smack into it repeatedly.

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* {{Troll}}: Sometimes took toying with his prey to an elaborate degree. In the first cartoon cartoon, for example example, he replaces Jerry's mouse hole with a painted on painted-on lookalike and watches him smack into it repeatedly.



* WouldHurtAChild: Though probably not again after the beating Jerry gave him for hitting Nibbles. He has tried to catch and depose of Nibbles on several occasions afterwards. Jerry almost always stops him and turns Tom's attention onto him before he can act it out however.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Though probably not again after the beating Jerry gave him for hitting Nibbles. He has tried to catch and depose of Nibbles on several occasions afterwards. Jerry almost always stops him and turns Tom's attention onto him before he can act it out out, however.



* AntiHero: He falls into this in many cartoons, as he's not always the innocent victim he's supposed to be. Technically, he's not supposed to be in the house eating human food in the first place...though it's a bit justified considering he loves cheese.

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* AntiHero: He falls into this in many cartoons, as he's not always the innocent victim he's supposed to be. Technically, he's not supposed to be in the house eating human food in the first place... though it's a bit justified considering he loves cheese.



* FriendlyEnemies: In some shorts, Tom and Jerry actually coexist peacefully, either being forced into conflict by Tom's owner insisting on Tom doing his job as pest control since Jerry is technically a pest, if a mostly unintrusive one, or teaming up so that their live and let live situation can continue.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Except cats (he makes an exception for kittens sometimes though). Many shorts involve Jerry befriending a one shot character, usually another stray animal.

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* FriendlyEnemies: In some shorts, Tom and Jerry actually coexist peacefully, either being forced into conflict by Tom's owner insisting on Tom doing his job as pest control since Jerry is technically a pest, if a mostly unintrusive one, or teaming up so that their live and let live live-and-let-live situation can continue.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Except cats (he makes an exception for kittens sometimes sometimes, though). Many shorts involve Jerry befriending a one shot one-shot character, usually another stray animal.



* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: There are several times, especially in the later era, where this comes back to haunt him as badly as Tom however.

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: There are several times, especially in the later era, where this comes back to haunt him as badly as Tom Tom, however.



* KillerRabbit: He may be cute but he can bring really big troubles.
* LovableRogue: He's naughty but he's cute too.

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* KillerRabbit: He may be cute cute, but he can bring really big troubles.
* LovableRogue: He's naughty naughty, but he's cute too.



* OnlySaneMan: At the ending of "The Framed Cat".[[https://vimeo.com/15766432]]

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* OnlySaneMan: At the ending of [[https://vimeo.com/15766432 "The Framed Cat".[[https://vimeo.com/15766432]]]]



* ATasteOfDefeat: Jerry usually got the last laugh every short. At times however he would lose or come to a bitter stalemate with Tom. These were almost always after he went too far in his retaliation and cost himself his KarmicProtection.

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* ATasteOfDefeat: Jerry usually got the last laugh in every short. At times however times, however. he would lose or come to a bitter stalemate with Tom. These were almost always after he went too far in his retaliation and cost himself his KarmicProtection.



* VillainProtagonist: A few shorts like "The Year of the Mouse" have Jerry harassing an innocent Tom; these are typically the shorts in which Jerry loses.

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* VillainProtagonist: A few shorts shorts, like "The Year of the Mouse" Mouse", have Jerry harassing an innocent Tom; these are typically the shorts in which Jerry loses.



* AccentAdaptation: In the Mexican Spanish dubs, she normally speaks with over-the-top Cuban accent, as a way to remenber the audience she's black.

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* AccentAdaptation: In the Mexican Spanish dubs, she normally speaks with an over-the-top Cuban accent, as a way to remenber remind the audience that she's black.



** In the recent ''TomAndJerryTales'', Mammy Two Shoes became a white version of herself, whose accent now sounded like a mix between Irish and Southern U.S.
** In the 1960s [[{{Bowdlerization}} edited for TV]] versions of some Tom and Jerry cartoons (done by Chuck Jones when was hired by MGM), Mammy was redrawn, usually as a white, Irish-accented version of herself (similar to the one that would be used in ''Tom and Jerry Tales''). In "Saturday Evening Puss", however, Mammy was redrawn and redubbed as a teenaged white girl named Jeannie who's going out to dance with her boyfriend instead of playing bridge with her club. This is an odd decision given that her face was still kept off-camera (even going to the effort of keeping it obscured in the very brief scene where Mammy's face could originally be seen), and an even odder one given that the story now had [[MusclesAreMeaningless a slim teenage babysitter breaking down a door with her bare hands]].

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** In the recent ''TomAndJerryTales'', Mammy Two Shoes Two-Shoes became a white version of herself, whose accent now sounded like a mix between Irish and Southern U.S.
** In the 1960s [[{{Bowdlerization}} edited for TV]] versions of some Tom and Jerry cartoons (done by Chuck Jones when he was hired by MGM), Mammy was redrawn, usually as a white, Irish-accented version of herself (similar to the one that would be used in ''Tom and Jerry Tales''). In "Saturday Evening Puss", however, Mammy was redrawn and redubbed as a teenaged white girl named Jeannie who's going out to dance with her boyfriend instead of playing bridge with her club. This is an odd decision given that her face was still kept off-camera (even going to the effort of keeping it obscured in the very brief scene where Mammy's face could originally be seen), and an even odder one given that the story now had [[MusclesAreMeaningless a slim teenage babysitter breaking down a door with her bare hands]].



* CompositeCharacter: When he appears in modern ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' adaptations, his name has usually reverted back to Nibbles but he still speaks in a French accent, a nod to the Mouseketeer shorts.

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* CompositeCharacter: When he appears in modern ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' adaptations, his name has usually reverted back to Nibbles Nibbles, but he still speaks in a French accent, a nod to the Mouseketeer shorts.



* IHaveManyNames: Well, only two, and they haven't been used with much consistency. He was Tuffy in the comics, in the Mouseketeer shorts and some of the later shorts, but in his first animated appearances and in some of his modern ones he goes by Nibbles. They could also be two different mice, since the short ''Two Little Indians'' features two young gray mice drawn with the same exact character model as Nibbles.

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* IHaveManyNames: Well, only two, and they haven't been used with much consistency. He was Tuffy in the comics, in the Mouseketeer shorts shorts, and some of the later shorts, but in his first animated appearances and in some of his modern ones ones, he goes by Nibbles. They could also be two different mice, since the short ''Two Little Indians'' features two young gray mice drawn with the same exact character model as Nibbles.



* BadCopIncompetentCop: Some argue that instead of going after Tom, he should be guarding the house which is his job. TVTrash pointed out that at some point where he was beating on Tom, the house could have been robbed. In any case, he usually fails to notice Jerry causing problems, well intentioned or not.
* BerserkButton: Waking him up or taking his bone away. Usually if he has any new {{Trigger}}, [[TooDumbToLive Tom can find it]].

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* BadCopIncompetentCop: Some argue that instead of going after Tom, he should be guarding the house house, which is his job. TVTrash pointed out that at some point where he was beating on Tom, the house could have been robbed. In any case, he usually fails to notice Jerry causing problems, well intentioned well-intentioned or not.
* BerserkButton: Waking him up or taking his bone away. Usually Usually, if he has any new {{Trigger}}, [[TooDumbToLive Tom can find it]].



* BullyBulldog: Though when given a personality he's usually a pretty nice guy, without one he's typically mean and angry at all times.
* ButtMonkey: Originally an inflictor of [[MisplacedRetribution Misplaced]] or {{Disproportionate Retribution}}, but in most later shorts he usually goes through enough torment that it's easy to understand his contempt with Tom.
* DogsAreDumb: This is one ''incredibly dumb'' dog. On one occasion he couldn't tell between Tom and Tyke until Tom meows in a failed attempt at barking. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by momentarily replacing him with a Jackass figure when he realizes he's been fooled. Also lampshaded in a short where Tom and his friends watch a ClipShow highlighting the times of Tom making a fool of Spike.

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* BullyBulldog: Though when given a personality personality, he's usually a pretty nice guy, without one he's typically mean and angry at all times.
* ButtMonkey: Originally an inflictor of [[MisplacedRetribution Misplaced]] or {{Disproportionate Retribution}}, but in most later shorts shorts, he usually goes through enough torment that it's easy to understand his contempt with Tom.
* DogsAreDumb: This is one ''incredibly dumb'' dog. On one occasion occasion, he couldn't tell between Tom and Tyke until Tom meows in a failed attempt at barking. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by momentarily replacing him with a Jackass figure when he realizes he's been fooled. Also lampshaded in a short where Tom and his friends watch a ClipShow highlighting the times of Tom making a fool of Spike.



* HeroAntagonist: Most of the time, from his perspective at least, the abuse he dishes onto Tom is provoked. Jerry sometimes exploits this however.

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* HeroAntagonist: Most of the time, from his perspective at least, the abuse he dishes onto Tom is provoked. Jerry sometimes [[FrameUp exploits this this]], however.



* NiceGuy: Surprisingly. In episodes that feature all three of them starring together, Spike will usually be played as a lot nicer than either Tom or Jerry [[BewareTheNiceOnes but constantly being forced to get angry.]] When there's an option to put aside their differences he's usually be all for it, if not the one trying to enforce the peace.

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* NiceGuy: Surprisingly. In episodes that feature all three of them starring together, Spike will usually be played as a lot nicer than either Tom or Jerry Jerry, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but constantly being forced to get angry.]] When there's an option to put aside their differences he's differences, he'll usually be all for it, if not the one trying to enforce the peace.



* SelectiveEnforcement: A recurring theme throughout most of the episodes that star him. Generally, he's just minding his own business, and ends up getting caught up in Tom and Jerry's antics. Even when he ''clearly'' sees Jerry causing trouble well, Spike ''always'' singles out Tom and places all the blame on him, which Jerry proceeds to [[ExploitedTrope milk for all its worth]] throughout the rest of the cartoon to make Tom's life miserable.

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* SelectiveEnforcement: A recurring theme throughout most of the episodes that star him. Generally, he's just minding his own business, and ends up getting caught up in Tom and Jerry's antics. Even when he ''clearly'' sees Jerry causing trouble as well, Spike ''always'' singles out Tom and places all the blame on him, which Jerry proceeds to [[ExploitedTrope milk for all its it's worth]] throughout the rest of the cartoon to make Tom's life miserable.



* WildCard: Spike is usually a very neutral force - he only wants to be left alone and will only go after anyone (usually Tom, but on the rare occasion this can also include Jerry) if they bother him in some way, which leads to many of his appearances having him be an UnwittingPawn as Jerry leads Tom do anger him. Likewise, he usually only helps someone (usually Jerry) if they help him in some way first. A few episodes have him being a danger to both Tom ''and'' Jerry, with Jerry being crafty enough to avoid pain while Tom is not.

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* WildCard: Spike is usually a very neutral force - -- he only wants to be left alone and will only go after anyone (usually Tom, but on the rare occasion this can also include Jerry) if they bother him in some way, which leads to many of his appearances having him be an UnwittingPawn as Jerry leads Tom do to anger him. Likewise, he usually only helps someone (usually Jerry) if they help him in some way first. A few episodes have him being a danger to both Tom ''and'' Jerry, with Jerry being crafty enough to avoid pain while Tom is not.



* {{Jerkass}}: Like Tom except not at all sympathetic, and a double crossing louse besides.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Like Tom Tom, except not at all sympathetic, and a double crossing double-crossing louse besides.



* TheSpeechless: Like most animal characters/

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* TheSpeechless: Like most animal characters/characters.



* AnthropomorphicShift: In Puss N' Toots, she began as a silent semi-anthropomorphic cat similar to Tom. In later appearances she is more humanoid and has speaking roles.

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* AnthropomorphicShift: In Puss N' Toots, she began as a silent semi-anthropomorphic cat similar to Tom. In later appearances appearances, she is more humanoid and has speaking roles.


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