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4th May '16 5:49:40 PM MarkLungo
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* The main character of "WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', but probably justified because all of the characters are goofy.

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* The main character of "WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', but probably justified because all of the characters are goofy.
4th May '16 5:48:18 PM MarkLungo
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Felines are typically associated with feminity, [[CoolCat coolness]], elegance, dignity, and grace, but a lot of male cartoon cats who are clownish or buffoonish instead. This trope is based on the fact that tomcats in cartoons are more often portrayed as tough, [[CoolCat cool]], streetwise, belligerent, buffoonish, and/or oversexed than elegant, graceful, or dignified.

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Felines are typically associated with feminity, [[CoolCat coolness]], elegance, dignity, and grace, but a lot of male cartoon cats who are clownish or buffoonish instead. This trope is based on the fact that tomcats in cartoons are more often portrayed as tough, [[CoolCat cool]], streetwise, belligerent, buffoonish, and/or oversexed than elegant, graceful, or dignified.



This trope can apply to any species of cat, including tigers, lions, and housecats.

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This trope can apply to any species of cat, including tigers, lions, [[PantheraAwesome tigers]], [[KingOfBeasts lions]], and housecats.



** Played straighter when O'Malley bravely dives into the water to save Marie. It backfires when he himself can't swim back to shore and has to be rescued by two geese. Or, alternatively, from said geese.
* Rare female example: Ratigan's pet cat in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' is female and used as something of a personal executioner, but due to her pudginess and slapstick depiction comes off as a gender swap of this, especially in her bout with Toby.
* The main character of "WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat", but probably justified because all of the characters are goofy.

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** Played straighter when O'Malley bravely dives into the water to save Marie. It backfires when he himself can't swim back to shore and has to be rescued by two geese. Or, alternatively, from ''from'' said geese.
* Rare female example: RareFemaleExample: Ratigan's pet cat in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' is female and used as something of a personal executioner, but due to her pudginess and slapstick depiction comes off as a gender swap of this, especially in her bout with Toby.
* The main character of "WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat", "WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', but probably justified because all of the characters are goofy.



* ComicStrip/KrazyKat is either a straight example or a rare female example as his/her gender is ambiguous.

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* ComicStrip/KrazyKat is either a straight example or a rare female example as [[AmbiguousGender his/her gender is ambiguous.ambiguous]].



* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/maru-the-cat Maru the Cat]] is a Japanese tomcat who got his fame due to his playful and goofy tricks posted on Website/YouTube. At some point, Maru's [=YouTube=] channel [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome was the 8th Most Subscribed channel and 11th Most Viewed [=YouTube=] channel of all time]] in Japan.

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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/maru-the-cat Maru the Cat]] is a Japanese tomcat who got his fame due to his playful and goofy tricks posted on Website/YouTube. At some point, Maru's [=YouTube=] channel [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome was the 8th Most Subscribed channel and 11th Most Viewed [=YouTube=] channel of all time]] in Japan.
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** Penelope Pussycat zigzags as being a rare female version, she's not buffoonish in general, but upon catching [[ChivalrousPervert Pepe Le Pew's]] sight, she's reduced to a state of panic and often ends up [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender falling into slapstick]] in her franticness.

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** Penelope Pussycat zigzags as being a rare female version, she's not buffoonish in general, but upon catching [[ChivalrousPervert Pepe Le Pew's]] WesternAnimation/PepeLePew's sight, she's reduced to a state of panic and often ends up [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender falling into slapstick]] in her franticness.
28th Apr '16 10:36:50 PM Homemaderat
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* Also Punkin' Puss from WesternAnimation/PunkinPussAndMushmouse.
21st Jan '16 2:35:59 PM Homemaderat
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* Mr. Jinks of the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow Pixie and Dixie]]'' cartoons.

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* Mr. Jinks of the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow Pixie and Dixie]]'' WesternAnimation/PixieDixieAndMrJinks cartoons.
26th Sep '15 11:39:53 AM Malitia
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* Subverted in the book (and film) ''{{Felidae}}'' in which the main characters are intelligent male cats in one way or another. This becomes a plot point as [[spoiler:it allows Francis to realize why Claudandus is commiting the murders.]]

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* Subverted in the book (and film) ''{{Felidae}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' in which the main characters are intelligent male cats in one way or another. This becomes a plot point as [[spoiler:it allows Francis to realize why Claudandus is commiting committing the murders.]]
1st Feb '15 4:17:58 PM thatother1dude
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* Snagglepuss, another "big cat", is both an aversion and an example.


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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is a [[KidHero younger]] version of this trope. In most of the first season, he is very dumb, naive, and overconfident. From the second season on, he is [[DumbassNoMore smarter]] and tends more toward CatsAreSnarkers, but still very [[TheChewToy accident-prone]] and perfectly capable of making an ass of himself. All of this contrast with Nicole, his mom and the only other cat in the show, who is a hyper-competent {{badass}}.
19th Jan '15 4:38:26 AM TastySauce
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* Meow from ''Anime/SpaceDandy is a rare anime variant of this trope. Also, he's an alien.

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* Meow from ''Anime/SpaceDandy ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' is a rare anime variant of this trope. Also, he's an alien.
19th Jan '15 4:37:28 AM TastySauce
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* Meow from SpaceDandy is a rare anime variant of this trope. Also, he's an alien.

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* Meow from SpaceDandy ''Anime/SpaceDandy is a rare anime variant of this trope. Also, he's an alien.
3rd Jun '14 12:24:40 PM CanzetTheCoyote
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*Meow from SpaceDandy is a rare anime variant of this trope. Also, he's an alien.
12th May '14 6:03:09 AM LongLiveHumour
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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/maru-the-cat Maru the Cat]] is a Japanese tomcat who got his fame due to his playful and goofy tricks posted on YouTube. At some point, Maru's YouTube channel [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome was the 8th Most Subscribed channel and 11th Most Viewed YouTube channel of all time]] in Japan.

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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/maru-the-cat Maru the Cat]] is a Japanese tomcat who got his fame due to his playful and goofy tricks posted on YouTube. Website/YouTube. At some point, Maru's YouTube [=YouTube=] channel [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome was the 8th Most Subscribed channel and 11th Most Viewed YouTube [=YouTube=] channel of all time]] in Japan.
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