History Characters / TomAndJerry

17th Nov '16 8:36:22 PM annette12
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* AntiVillain: There have been times where he does not start the conflict, only trying to protect the house, doing his job, or other things. His owners would also want him to catch mice so that they don't munch on their food.
** There was also an episode where Jerry tricked him out of anger into going to his owner's bed when Tom's snoring got on his nerves.

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* AntiVillain: There have been times where he does not start the conflict, only trying to protect the house, doing his job, or other things. His owners would also want him to catch mice so that they don't munch on their food.
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food. There was also an episode where Jerry tricked him out of anger into going to his owner's bed when Tom's snoring got on his nerves.



* BerserkButton: Do '''NOT''' harm Nibbles.
* BigBrotherInstinct: See BerserkButton above.

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* BerserkButton: BigBrotherInstinct: Do '''NOT''' harm Nibbles.
* BigBrotherInstinct: See BerserkButton above.
Nibbles.
17th Nov '16 3:53:12 PM Cakeman
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* AntiVillain: There have been times where he does not start the conflict, only trying to protect the house, doing his job, or other things.

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* AntiVillain: There have been times where he does not start the conflict, only trying to protect the house, doing his job, or other things. His owners would also want him to catch mice so that they don't munch on their food.



* AntiHero: He falls into this in many cartoons, as he's not always the innocent victim he's supposed to be.

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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.



* BadassAdorable: He may look adorable, but when threatened? Beware.

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* BadassAdorable: He may look adorable, but when threatened? Beware.Beware, especially if your name is Tom.
16th Oct '16 5:44:08 PM dotheroar
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* NeverTrustATitle: According to his owner and other sapient characters, his name is Thomas.
2nd Oct '16 12:19:20 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* {{Mammy}}: Though it wasn't made apparent whether she was a housekeeper who lived in a nice house or if that was her house. Given the time period, it can assumed to be the former...

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* {{Mammy}}: Though it wasn't made apparent whether she was a housekeeper who lived in a nice house or if that was her house. Given the time period, it can assumed to be one would assume the former...former, but evidence such as the non-appearance of the white family she supposedly works for seems to indicate the latter would be more accurate.



** 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, 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 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, 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]].
5th Sep '16 9:53:41 AM BossKey
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* HiddenDepths: Tom may seem like a typical clumsy cat, but he's been consistently portrayed as a decent musician.



* TooDumbToLive: Alot of his defeats were from his lack of preparation beforehand & he's ridiculously easy to fool, which is how Jerry [[KarmaHoudini gets away with torturing him on many occasions]].

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* TooDumbToLive: Alot A lot of his defeats were from his lack of preparation beforehand & he's ridiculously easy to fool, which is how Jerry [[KarmaHoudini gets away with torturing him on many occasions]].
29th Aug '16 10:31:37 AM Nintendoman01
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* 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.

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* 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.reflex or make him miserable just for fun.


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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 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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* UnwittingPawn: Most of his appearances consist of Jerry manipulating him into acting as a shield against Tom.
27th Aug '16 10:05:16 PM annette12
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* ManChild: Unusually unintelligent for his age.
27th Aug '16 6:34:50 PM dotheroar
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* ManChild: Unusually unintelligent for his age.
27th Aug '16 6:19:42 PM dotheroar
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* IntellectualAnimal: Easily the most mature and sophisticated character in the series.
19th Aug '16 2:42:24 PM BossKey
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* FailedASpotCheck: Tom seems to roll a lot of minuses on his spot checks. The number of misfortunes he suffers could probably be cut down by at least half if he would simply take the time to notice blatantly obvious dangers.


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* CatchPhrase: The Mouseketeer shorts give him "Touché, Pussycat!"
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