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14th Jun '18 11:44:33 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/VarjakPaw'':
** Varjak and his family are purebred cats of the fictional "Mesopotamian Blue" breed. For all effects, the breed seems to be the Russian Blue in all but name (down to their green eyes). Varjak's siblings and parents fit the "snooty, lazy grey/blue cat" stereotype. They're pampered pets who [[FantasticRacism look down upon]] non-Mesopotamian Blues. Varjak himself isn't like his family, being the WhiteSheep with brown eyes and a more open personality.
** Sally Bones is the leader of a local gang of strays. She's mysterious and terrifying. Sally is completely white with IcyBlueEyes, averting stereotypes. She plays off the WomanInWhite trope, not the "nice, white cat" stereotype.
** Varjak is forced to flee his house when two infeline CreepyTwins cats invade it with their master. They're both black furred.
** Varjak's friend Holly is a resortful and snarky white stray cat with black patches.
** Dark brown Tam averts the stereotypes. He's a friendly, if cowardly, cat.
14th Jun '18 11:29:31 AM Pichu-kun
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!!Cat Coat Color, Marking, and Pattern Stereotypes:

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* Salem from ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' is traditionally a completely orange cat. However, due to the 90s show he is always black nowadays, usually with some sort of white markings. He's a sarcastic, somewhat mischievous cat who is actually a warlock [[BalefulPolymorph cursed to live as a cat]] due to the crimes he committed. He's also Sabrina's {{familiar}}.

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* Salem from ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' is traditionally a completely orange cat. However, due to the [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch 90s show show]] he is always black nowadays, usually with some sort of white markings. He's a sarcastic, somewhat mischievous cat who cat. Salem is actually a warlock [[BalefulPolymorph cursed to live as a cat]] due to the crimes he committed.committed (this is also a later {{retcanon}} changecaused by the LiveActionAdaptation). He's also Sabrina's {{familiar}}.



** In ''Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos'', there is Gonzalo, a calico cat with a scrappy temper, and Timoteo, a slightly chubby grey mackerel tabby cat.

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** In ''Puss in Boots: ''WesternAnimation/{{Puss In Boots}}: The Three Diablos'', there is Gonzalo, a calico cat with a scrappy temper, and Timoteo, a slightly chubby grey mackerel tabby cat.



* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' stars Fritti Tailchaser, a ginger tabby with a white mark on his forehead.

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* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' stars ''Literature/TailchasersSong'':
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Fritti Tailchaser, Tailchaser is a ginger tabby male orange tabby. He's a friendly and heroic cat.
** Inverted with Pouncequick, a {{keet}} CheerfulChild grey-furred kitten.
** Hushpaw plays the grey stereotypes straighter than Pouncequick. She's a charming ProperLady.
** Roofshadow is a calm and mature grey female
with a white mark on his forehead. traumatic past.
** Subverted with the Allmother. Meercat Allmother is pitch black but is the BigGood {{God}} of cats.
** Inverted with the legendary Grizraz Hearteater. Hearteater is grey-furred but evil.



* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'': Most of the cats don't fit any colour stereotypes but, in the video version, there are three cats who do.

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* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'': Most of the cats don't fit any colour stereotypes but, in the video version, there are three cats who do.do:
19th May '18 4:43:46 PM mistermissy
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* Large, longhaired cats who are tough survivors and skilled hunters of the GrimUpNorth, but as pets they are typically sweet {{Gentle Giant}}s. Usually male. Norwegian Forest Cats are often associated with NorseMythology and seen as magical.

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* Large, longhaired cats who are tough survivors and skilled hunters of the GrimUpNorth, but as pets they are typically sweet {{Gentle Giant}}s. Usually male. Norwegian Forest Cats are often associated with NorseMythology Myth/NorseMythology and seen as magical.
magical beings.
19th May '18 4:41:39 PM mistermissy
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* Adorable, oafish, lovable {{fat cat}}s.

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* Adorable, oafish, lovable {{fat cat}}s.
cat}}s, mostly thanks to the internet celebrity Scottish Fold Maru.



* Large, longhaired cats who are tough survivors and skilled hunters, but {{gentle| giant}} in personality. Usually male.

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* Large, longhaired cats who are tough survivors and skilled hunters, hunters of the GrimUpNorth, but {{gentle| giant}} in personality. as pets they are typically sweet {{Gentle Giant}}s. Usually male.
male. Norwegian Forest Cats are often associated with NorseMythology and seen as magical.
11th May '18 1:30:47 AM EdnaWalker
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** In ''Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos'', there is Gonzalo, a calico cat with a scrappy temper.

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** In ''Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos'', there is Gonzalo, a calico cat with a scrappy temper.temper, and Timoteo, a slightly chubby grey mackerel tabby cat.
29th Mar '18 1:09:57 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Plagg from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' is a spirit that resembles a black cat, and has many of the stereotypical traits. He's the literal incarnation of bad luck and destruction, mysterious, laid-back, sarcastic, and has a tendency to wander around and poke at things.
26th Dec '17 4:29:09 PM EdnaWalker
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Animation writers often use a cat's coat color to determine its personality.

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Animation writers often use a cat's coat color color, coat length and texture, and/or breed to determine its personality.



Long-haired cats, usually Persians and Angoras, are often portrayed as prestigious or high-class.



Sometimes, a cat's breed is used to determine its personality by making it a kind of voiced ethnic or nationality stereotype, especially if the name of the breed has a country in it. This has little to do with how the breed really acts, as anyone who has cats will attest. Breed stereotypes are rarely done with cats since breed variations aren't always as striking and well known.

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Sometimes, a cat's breed is used to determine its personality by making it a kind of voiced ethnic or nationality stereotype, especially if the name of the breed has a country in it. This often has little to do with how the breed really acts, as anyone who has cats will attest. Breed stereotypes are rarely done with cats since breed variations aren't always as striking and well known.



'''White:''' Usually all-white in fur color, can sometimes include extreme high grade white spotting cats with nonwhite patches restricted to the ears, the top of the head, and the tip of the tail at most. [[note]]The all-white fur pattern can either be a result of pink-eyed (or complete) albinism (rare), blue eyed albinism (rare), most extreme form of white spotting (rare), or the dominant white gene (most common). The dominant white gene trumps all other coat color genes.[[/note]]:

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'''White:''' Usually all-white in fur color, can sometimes include extreme high grade white spotting cats with nonwhite patches restricted to the ears, the top of the head, and the tip of the tail at most. [[note]]The all-white fur pattern can either be a result of pink-eyed (or complete) albinism (rare), (very rare), blue eyed albinism (rare), most extreme form of white spotting (rare), or the dominant white gene (most common). The dominant white gene trumps all other coat color genes.[[/note]]:




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* These are often, but not always long-haired in fiction.
* Most fictional Sphynx cats have this skin tone or a van-patterned one.



* Heroic and humble. Usually male in fiction regardless of whether there's another cat present, but especially when paired with an all-white cat. Can also be LovableRogue types. Scrappy, wisecracking, comic releif and maybe a bit spirited, [[HotBlooded fiery]], tricky, and clever. Also portrayed as irascible alley cats. Can be lazy or fat. Can be laid back, friendly, and/or affectionate, but can also have a bit of a temper. Female cats with this coat color tend to be more laid back than males with this coat color, but can alternately be flighty.

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* Heroic and humble. Usually male in fiction regardless of whether there's another cat present, but especially when paired with an all-white cat. Can also be LovableRogue types. Scrappy, wisecracking, comic releif and maybe a bit spirited, [[HotBlooded fiery]], tricky, and clever. Also portrayed as irascible alley cats. Can be lazy or fat. Can be laid back, friendly, and/or affectionate, but can also alternately have a bit of a temper. Female cats with this coat color tend to be more laid back than males with this coat color, but can alternately be flighty.




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* If the orange/ginger cat has a van pattern, it is a likely to be female as male in fiction.

'''Cream or Buff:''' Can occur with or without white-spotting, the white spots can be stark white, off-white, flesh-colored, light yellow, or any combination of two or more of those; the pattern of the white spots can range from locket, tuxedo, mitted, bicolor, harlequin, and van. [[note]]The cream coat color is the dilute version of the orange/ginger one.[[/note]]
* A female cat in female cat male cat romantic pairing that is not an all-white furred cat is most often this color or lilac. Like orange fur, cream fur is somewhat more likely to be male than female, but cream is done on female cats more because it looks more female.



* A female cat in female cat male cat romantic pairing that is not an all-white furred cat is most often this color.

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* A female cat in female cat male cat romantic pairing that is not an all-white furred cat is most often this color.
color or cream.



'''Shaded and Chinchilla:''' There are two variants of this coat color, Silver shaded and chinchilla and golden shaded and chinchilla. [[note]]The silver variant has a white undercoat with grey-tipped fur and the golden variant has a gold or apricot undercoat with dark brown or black tipped fur. The Chinchilla variant is also called tipped.[[/note]] This pattern is most common in Persians.
* Often upper-class and rich. Usually Persian and have most or all the stereotypes associated with them. Almost always have sea green eyes. Often portrayed in the same or similar manner as white cats since silver chinchilla ones ones look superficially white all over.

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'''Shaded and Chinchilla:''' There are two variants of this coat color, Silver shaded and chinchilla and golden shaded and chinchilla. [[note]]The silver variant (with the Inhibitor gene and the Wide Band gene) has a white undercoat with grey-tipped fur and the golden variant (with the Wide Band gene only) has a gold or apricot undercoat with dark brown or black tipped fur. The Chinchilla variant is also called tipped.[[/note]] This pattern is most common in Persians.
* Often upper-class and rich. Usually Persian and have most or all the stereotypes associated with them. Usually long haired as well. Almost always have sea green eyes. Often portrayed in the same or similar manner as white cats since silver chinchilla ones ones look superficially white all over.



* [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute Not as cute as fluffy kitties]], [[CatsAreMean so they're not as nice]]. If the RightHandCat isn't a Persian, it's this. When CatsAreMean is invoked, Sphynx cats are often used, because the general public (or at least some small children) don't find hairless cats attractive, and therefore will [[BeautyEqualsGoodness not sympathize with them.]][[note]]In real life, Sphynx cats tend to be extremely sociable and affectionate, at least partly due to the fact that their hairlessness makes them more vulnerable to both cold weather and harsh sunlight, and therefore more dependent on humans.[[/note]] More positive portrayals will portray the Sphynx as UglyCute, energetic, and/or a CloudCuckooLander. Usually female. Often portrayed as not being born hairless, but losing their fur through accidents.

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* [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute Not as cute as fluffy kitties]], [[CatsAreMean so they're not as nice]]. If the RightHandCat isn't a Persian, it's this. When CatsAreMean is invoked, Sphynx cats are often used, because the general public (or at least some small children) don't find hairless cats attractive, and therefore will [[BeautyEqualsGoodness not sympathize with them.]][[note]]In real life, Sphynx cats tend to be extremely sociable and affectionate, at least partly due to the fact that their hairlessness makes them more vulnerable to both cold weather and harsh sunlight, and therefore more dependent on humans.[[/note]] More positive portrayals will portray the Sphynx as UglyCute, energetic, and/or a CloudCuckooLander. Fictional Sphynx usually have white or van-patterned skin tones. Usually female. Often portrayed as not being born hairless, but losing their fur through accidents.



* Tough survivors and skilled hunters, but {{gentle| giant}} in personality. Usually male.

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* Tough Large, longhaired cats who are tough survivors and skilled hunters, but {{gentle| giant}} in personality. Usually male.
12th Oct '17 4:10:07 AM jormis29
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** The JimmyDurante cat he's partly based on, in the Looney Tunes short "A Gruesome Twosome", is an aversion of this stereotype.

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** The JimmyDurante Creator/JimmyDurante cat he's partly based on, in the Looney Tunes short "A Gruesome Twosome", "WesternAnimation/AGruesomeTwosome", is an aversion of this stereotype.
10th Sep '17 2:42:27 PM DaibhidC
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* The ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With The Ball" had Rachel get a sphinx cat called [[FormallyNamedPet Mrs Whiskerton]], which she becomes convinced actively hates her. However, it's mentioned that the reason Rachel bought Mrs Whiskerton is because her grandmother owned a very affectionate sphinx that Rachel had loved.
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8th Sep '17 4:09:31 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'': Most of the cats don't fit any colour stereotypes, but there are three cats who do.

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* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'': Most of the cats don't fit any colour stereotypes, but stereotypes but, in the video version, there are three cats who do.
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