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24th May '16 6:43:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Anime/GoLion''[=/=]''{{Voltron}}'', Jaga The Blue Cat is an able and wicked familiar for Honerva/Haggar, likely blinding Shirogane/Sven before he was killed/disabled. Add to that, the Space Mice are definitely justified in fearing being devoured by this monster, who came from a world where it was bathed in Human blood. On the minus side, any sighting of the Blue Cat told the force that something was up, so its ability to spy (ala Laserbeak) was later limited.

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* In ''Anime/GoLion''[=/=]''{{Voltron}}'', ''Anime/GoLion''[=/=]''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', Jaga The Blue Cat is an able and wicked familiar for Honerva/Haggar, likely blinding Shirogane/Sven before he was killed/disabled. Add to that, the Space Mice are definitely justified in fearing being devoured by this monster, who came from a world where it was bathed in Human blood. On the minus side, any sighting of the Blue Cat told the force that something was up, so its ability to spy (ala Laserbeak) was later limited.
23rd May '16 4:26:22 AM Essex
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* While the actual [[SpaceX space!cats]] in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' run the gamut from nice to mean, Director Dave Filoni makes an analogy [[InvokedTrope using]] this trope to explain the attitude and behavior of [[RobotBuddy Chopper]], the resident {{troll}} droid.
-->'''Dave:''' "If Artoo is [[CanineCompanion your favorite dog]], then Chopper is [[CatsAreMean the cat]]."
11th May '16 2:33:17 AM Doug86
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* In ''Literature/TheLastBattle'', from ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' by CSLewis, Ginger is a very [[SmugSnake cunning]] cat who plots with the Calormenes to trick the other Narnian animals into following the false Aslan.

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* In ''Literature/TheLastBattle'', from ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' by CSLewis, Creator/CSLewis, Ginger is a very [[SmugSnake cunning]] cat who plots with the Calormenes to trick the other Narnian animals into following the false Aslan.
9th May '16 9:15:58 AM GlassRain
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** [[spoiler: There's a extra sidestory after that set twenty years later that implies that Saya killed the parents sometime later and still using their abandoned house as its hideout. She's now posing as a teacher and seems to have [[ImAHumanitarian taken up eating humans]].]]

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** [[spoiler: There's a extra sidestory side story after that set twenty years later that implies that Saya killed the parents sometime later and still using their abandoned house as its hideout. She's now posing as a teacher and seems to have [[ImAHumanitarian taken up eating humans]].]]



* As mentioned below, rumor has it Creator/WaltDisney disliked cats. This [[AuthorAppeal might explain]] the reoccuring theme in Disney works, Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon included:

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* As mentioned below, rumor has it Creator/WaltDisney disliked cats. This [[AuthorAppeal might explain]] the reoccuring reoccurring theme in Disney works, Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon included:



** [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' has both an antagonistic (Shere Khan) and friendly (Bagheera) feline character, but this is hardly Disney's invention. Shere Khan became a downplayed version in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. This was taken back again even further in ''The Jungle Book 2'', while Shere Khan from the original film was more villainous than his ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' counterpart, he at least had some plausible [[AffablyEvil affable]] and [[LaughablyEvil whimsical]] traits to make him a somewhat likeable villain. In the sequel, [[KnightofCerebus he is embittered]] into a scary-ish SuperPersistentPredator.

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** [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' has both an antagonistic (Shere Khan) and friendly (Bagheera) feline character, but this is hardly Disney's invention. Shere Khan became a downplayed version in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. This was taken back again even further in ''The Jungle Book 2'', while Shere Khan from the original film was more villainous than his ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' counterpart, he at least had some plausible [[AffablyEvil affable]] and [[LaughablyEvil whimsical]] traits to make him a somewhat likeable likable villain. In the sequel, [[KnightofCerebus he is embittered]] into a scary-ish SuperPersistentPredator.



* The gnomes of ''{{Literature/Gnomes}}'' trust all animals except the housecat, which "is not a member of the natural animal world and is completely unreliable." Why this doesn't apply to other domestic animals is never explained.

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* The gnomes of ''{{Literature/Gnomes}}'' trust all animals except the housecat, house cat, which "is not a member of the natural animal world and is completely unreliable." Why this doesn't apply to other domestic animals is never explained.



* On an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Mike and the Bots watch a movie in which a magical spell gone awry sends an ordinary housecat into a vicious frenzy of claws and teeth against its owner, prompting Mike to quip, "So, this is like ''any'' cat then."

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* On an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Mike and the Bots watch a movie in which a magical spell gone awry sends an ordinary housecat house cat into a vicious frenzy of claws and teeth against its owner, prompting Mike to quip, "So, this is like ''any'' cat then."



* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the [[http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/dark-souls-trophies-guide-screenshot-cheshire-cat.jpg Great Felines]] -- huge, GlasgowGrin-sporting monstrosities that make disturbing, yowling noises (basically, they sound like very, ''very'' angry housecats) and are capable of devouring the player character in ''one gulp''.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the [[http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/dark-souls-trophies-guide-screenshot-cheshire-cat.jpg Great Felines]] -- huge, GlasgowGrin-sporting monstrosities that make disturbing, yowling noises (basically, they sound like very, ''very'' angry housecats) house cats) and are capable of devouring the player character in ''one gulp''.



* In ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' this trope seems to apply to a lion, who gets really threatening when accused of murder. [[spoiler: In fact it's the defendant, a housecat, who's the real villain.]] Later a lioness borders the trope, being testy and simmering with rage, but she tries to be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.

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* In ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' this trope seems to apply to a lion, who gets really threatening when accused of murder. [[spoiler: In fact it's the defendant, a housecat, house cat, who's the real villain.]] Later a lioness borders the trope, being testy and simmering with rage, but she tries to be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.



* ''Webcomic/{{PvP}}'' has the aptly named "Scratch Fury, Destroyer of Worlds" (they let the teenaged intern name him). Scratch is a house cat owned by Skull the Troll, who was zapped by [[http://www.pvponline.com/2004/02/12/thu-feb-12/ an intelligence machine]]. Once he gained human intelligence, he became increasingly power-mad and megalomaniacal, plotting world domination and general enslavement of humanity ([[http://www.pvponline.com/2004/05/29/sat-may-29/ and usually being foiled by his cat instincts]]). The author, as a response to people telling him how much like their cats Scratch was, broke the trend when his cat instincts actually caused a plan to work -- his cat desire to kill birds and small animals and his human intelligence resulted in Scratch going on a minor animal killing spree culminating in the brutal murder of a [[http://www.pvponline.com/2006/10/05/oct-5-2006/ junkyard dog]]. The author's response was how many of ''your'' cats have beaten a junkyard dog to death with a nail board?

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* ''Webcomic/{{PvP}}'' has the aptly named "Scratch Fury, Destroyer of Worlds" (they let the teenaged teenage intern name him). Scratch is a house cat owned by Skull the Troll, who was zapped by [[http://www.pvponline.com/2004/02/12/thu-feb-12/ an intelligence machine]]. Once he gained human intelligence, he became increasingly power-mad and megalomaniacal, plotting world domination and general enslavement of humanity ([[http://www.pvponline.com/2004/05/29/sat-may-29/ and usually being foiled by his cat instincts]]). The author, as a response to people telling him how much like their cats Scratch was, broke the trend when his cat instincts actually caused a plan to work -- his cat desire to kill birds and small animals and his human intelligence resulted in Scratch going on a minor animal killing spree culminating in the brutal murder of a [[http://www.pvponline.com/2006/10/05/oct-5-2006/ junkyard dog]]. The author's response was how many of ''your'' cats have beaten a junkyard dog to death with a nail board?


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* ''Webcomic/TheNightBelongsToUs'': Macintosh can be pretty cranky. See the interlude from his POV, especially when [[http://tnbtu.com/comic/interlude-1-3/ a seriously-wounded Hank is returned]] to the apartment.
3rd May '16 8:24:02 AM Berrenta
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** <SelfDemonstrating/{{Katz}. "A bit of sport before dying, old boy?"

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** <SelfDemonstrating/{{Katz}.SelfDemonstrating/{{Katz}}. "A bit of sport before dying, old boy?"
29th Apr '16 2:03:30 PM Doug86
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* In the fourth of Christopher Stasheff's ''AWizardInRhyme'' books, the manticore that menaces the hero (who eventually gives him the name 'Manny') at first seems to be this trope, but then pulls a HeelFaceTurn and ends up being a stalwart and brave companion (though there are [[RunningGag a number of instances]] of his predatory nature being used as the basis for jokes.)

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* In the fourth of Christopher Stasheff's ''AWizardInRhyme'' ''Literature/AWizardInRhyme'' books, the manticore that menaces the hero (who eventually gives him the name 'Manny') at first seems to be this trope, but then pulls a HeelFaceTurn and ends up being a stalwart and brave companion (though there are [[RunningGag a number of instances]] of his predatory nature being used as the basis for jokes.)
24th Apr '16 9:54:05 AM rafi
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* Saya, the black kitten in "Black Cat Saya", one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" (Screaming Lessons). The cat is adopted by the teenage Ayako, shapeshifts into Ayako's mother and terrifies her when they're left alone together. [[spoiler: It turns out Saya is a spirit and she's doing this as {{Revenge}} for Ayako telling her father to leave her to die when Saya was struck by their car. In the end, she murders the protagonist the same way and shapeshifts into ''her.'']]

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* Saya, the black kitten in "Black Cat Saya", one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" ''Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu'' (Screaming Lessons). The cat is adopted by the teenage Ayako, shapeshifts into Ayako's mother and terrifies her when they're left alone together. [[spoiler: It turns out Saya is a spirit and she's doing this as {{Revenge}} for Ayako telling her father to leave her to die when Saya was struck by their car. In the end, she murders the protagonist the same way and shapeshifts into ''her.'']]
24th Apr '16 9:53:35 AM rafi
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* Somewhat {{Justified|Trope}} in one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" (Screaming Lessons), "Black Cat Saya". The typical always teenage female {{Victim of The Week}}, Ayako, adopts an abandoned adorable black kitten and names it Saya, where he becomes a beloved part of the family. When Ayako's parents decide to visit granny in the hospital, they leave her under the care of one of her relatives while they are gone. The next day, Ayako finds Saya gone and her collar discarded, with her suddenly returned parents telling her that Saya ran outside. Ayako immediately suspects something wrong with her mother, who coldly insults her when she offers her her morning cup of coffee. Then, when she gets to school, she finds the food in her bento [[{{Squick}} covered in black fur]]. Her terror finally reaches its peak when she awakens from noises downstairs and finds her mother with [[HellishPupils slitted pupils]] scratching at the walls with her fingernails. When she tries to escape out the house the next morning, her imposter mother drags her back inside, and when she tries to call her real mother at Granny's she finds the [[CutPhoneLines telephone line has been cut off]] with the shadow of her fake-mother standing [[RightBehindMe right behind her]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun The cat's out of the bag]] when Ayako's fake mother is actually revealed to be the spirit of Saya, wanting revenge on Ayako when a month earlier it got struck by her family's car and left on the street [[AndIMustScream paralyzed and suffering horrific pain]] while forced to watch itself get run over by the next oncoming vehicle because Ayako convinced her parents to keep driving and abandon the dying cat. The cat's spirit switches places with Ayako, forcing her to endure the torment it did when it got run over, until Ayako wakes up from her nightmare and finds herself in the hospital, having fainted inside the house, and being taken back home. Except it was really a {{Hope Spot}} and the real Ayako did die in the body of Saya, with the cat taking Ayako's place and burying the dead body of her cat in the yard (revealed in the last panel to be the body of Ayako)

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* Somewhat {{Justified|Trope}} Saya, the black kitten in "Black Cat Saya", one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" (Screaming Lessons), "Black Cat Saya". Lessons). The typical always cat is adopted by the teenage female {{Victim of The Week}}, Ayako, adopts an abandoned adorable black kitten and names it Saya, where he becomes a beloved part of the family. When shapeshifts into Ayako's parents decide to visit granny in the hospital, they leave mother and terrifies her under the care of one of her relatives while they are gone. The next day, when they're left alone together. [[spoiler: It turns out Saya is a spirit and she's doing this as {{Revenge}} for Ayako finds Saya gone and her collar discarded, with her suddenly returned parents telling her father to leave her to die when Saya was struck by their car. In the end, she murders the protagonist the same way and shapeshifts into ''her.'']]
** [[spoiler: There's a extra sidestory after that set twenty years later that implies
that Saya ran outside. Ayako immediately suspects something wrong with her mother, who coldly insults her when she offers her her morning cup of coffee. Then, when she gets to school, she finds killed the food in her bento [[{{Squick}} covered in black fur]]. Her terror finally reaches its peak when she awakens from noises downstairs and finds her mother with [[HellishPupils slitted pupils]] scratching at the walls with her fingernails. When she tries to escape out the house the next morning, her imposter mother drags her back inside, and when she tries to call her real mother at Granny's she finds the [[CutPhoneLines telephone line has been cut off]] with the shadow of her fake-mother standing [[RightBehindMe right behind her]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun The cat's out of the bag]] when Ayako's fake mother is actually revealed to be the spirit of Saya, wanting revenge on Ayako when a month earlier it got struck by her family's car and left on the street [[AndIMustScream paralyzed and suffering horrific pain]] while forced to watch itself get run over by the next oncoming vehicle because Ayako convinced her parents to keep driving sometime later and abandon the dying cat. The cat's spirit switches places with Ayako, forcing her to endure the torment it did when it got run over, until Ayako wakes up from her nightmare still using their abandoned house as its hideout. She's now posing as a teacher and finds herself in the hospital, having fainted inside the house, and being seems to have [[ImAHumanitarian taken back home. Except it was really a {{Hope Spot}} and the real Ayako did die in the body of Saya, with the cat taking Ayako's place and burying the dead body of her cat in the yard (revealed in the last panel to be the body of Ayako) up eating humans]].]]
24th Apr '16 9:42:43 AM rafi
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* Beers from the 2013 ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' movie. He is the God of Destruction, and all off the Kais fear him, even Shenlong. Not to mention, he has a really bad temper and tried to destroy Earth just because Buu wouldn't let him have 1 or 2 Pudding cups. Not to mention, he is the strongest villain in DBZ history. [[spoiler:Except for his master, Whis, who is stronger than he is.]] He also reduced King Kai's planet to its current FunSize after [[SoreLoser King Kai beat him in a video game.]]

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* Beers from In ''Manga/ApocalypseMeow'', the 2013 ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' movie. He is Viet Cong and the God of Destruction, and all off North Vietnamese Army are portrayed as cats, while the Kais fear him, even Shenlong. Not to mention, he has a really bad temper and tried to destroy Earth just because Buu wouldn't let him have 1 or 2 Pudding cups. Not to mention, he is the strongest villain in DBZ history. [[spoiler:Except for his master, Whis, who is stronger than he is.]] He also reduced King Kai's planet to its current FunSize after [[SoreLoser King Kai beat him in a video game.]]American soldiers are portrayed as rabbits.



* ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'' features a cat with whom one of the human characters has a technologically available mental link. Though the cat is opinionated and realistically cat-like (okay, he does have an attitude), he is neither a villain nor a hero in most instances.



* ''Puchi Puri Yuuchi'' (a.k.a. ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie'') has an episode where Glennda, princess of the Demon Realm, has to fight Cait Sith, an evil cat attacking her realm and turning everyone there into cats. The Cait Sith (fairy cat) is a Celtic mythological character, and is generally regarded as ''at least'' untrustworthy if not outright evil, so this appears to be a Japanese interpretation of a legend from the other side of the world.

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* ''Puchi Puri Yuuchi'' (a.k.a. ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie'') has an episode where Glennda, princess In the manga "Cerberus", one of the Demon Realm, has to fight Cait Sith, an evil Kuzure (malevolent animal spirits that take the form of demonic creatures that feed on human souls) is a [[http://mangafox.me/manga/cerberus/v02/c014/14.html two tailed cat attacking her realm monster]] (or nekomata) who tried to find the current Gravekeeper (the protagonist sharing his body with a Hellhound tasked with subduing Kuzure), assuming that he was too weak to put up a fight. He gets his two-tailed butt kicked by the Shrine head Yoyo, who swings it around with its own tails, outpaces it in speed, and turning everyone there seals it with a three-bar seal, smashing its head into cats. The Cait Sith (fairy cat) is a Celtic mythological character, and is generally regarded as ''at least'' untrustworthy if not outright evil, so this appears to be a Japanese interpretation of a legend the ground Manga/InuYasha-style.
* Arthur
from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' creates a running joke by always making trouble for Suzaku, usually by biting him and nobody else. Interestingly, though, Arthur actually seems to like Suzaku; the other side of official website for the world.second season says that he bites out of love, Arthur once attacked an enemy combatant whose gun was pointed at Suzaku, and in the final episode, we get a brief scene of [[spoiler:Arthur patiently watching over Suzaku's grave]]. Aww. Arthur also makes trouble for Lelouch by unwittingly making off with his Zero mask.



* Even ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is in on this:
** Meowth is famous for being the third member of the Team Rocket Trio, Giovanni is regularly seen with a Persian [[RightHandCat by his side]], and a member of Team Galactic was in possession of an especially mean Purugly.
** Meowth's backstory has him trying to impress a female Meowth he was in love with by, over a period of months, painstakingly learning how to walk on two legs and speak a human language. She rejects him, calling him a freak and saying that he still has no money. Even later, when he fought a Persian for her (and won!), she ''still'' thought he was a freak and chose the Persian over him. Said Persian may or may not count. While he did try to force Meowth to rejoin his gang, he took the female Meowth in when her owner abandoned her and, prior to all this, gave Meowth a fish when he was so hungry he thought baseballs were food.
** "Mean" might be the wrong word to describe Tyson's Meowth, but it's clearly ''tough''. How tough? Tyson is one of the select few trainers who can defeat Ash in a Pokémon battle, Meowth is his ace, and it could stand up to Ash's Pikachu and win. ''That'' tough. Not to mention that it had a Thunderbolt attack that was almost as strong as Pikachu's, despite the fact that it was not an Electric Pokémon and Pikachu was. (Traditionally, a Pokémon is much better using a move that matches its Type than a Pokémon that does not.)
** Mewtwo was rather nasty for a while during ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
* Due to her past experience of being toyed around by a cat and having watched too many 'dog' detective TV series (whereas a cat is often the villain), in the words of Shinkuu, ''"Cats are enemies of all RozenMaiden!"''
* Arthur from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' creates a running joke by always making trouble for Suzaku, usually by biting him and nobody else. Interestingly, though, Arthur actually seems to like Suzaku; the official website for the second season says that he bites out of love, Arthur once attacked an enemy combatant whose gun was pointed at Suzaku, and in the final episode, we get a brief scene of [[spoiler:Arthur patiently watching over Suzaku's grave]]. Aww. Arthur also makes trouble for Lelouch by unwittingly making off with his Zero mask.
* ''Anime/OutlawStar'':
** The Pirate girl with two cats tries to kill the crew [[spoiler:after unknowingly befriending their young second-in-command]].
** The universe's local catlike humanoid aliens, the Ctarl-Ctarl, are typified as egomaniacal, violent jerks.

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* Even ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is in on this:
** Meowth is famous for being
Beers from the third member of 2013 ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' movie. He is the Team Rocket Trio, Giovanni is regularly seen with a Persian [[RightHandCat by his side]], God of Destruction, and a member of Team Galactic was in possession of an especially mean Purugly.
** Meowth's backstory has him trying to impress a female Meowth he was in love with by, over a period of months, painstakingly learning how to walk on two legs and speak a human language. She rejects
all off the Kais fear him, calling him a freak and saying that he still has no money. Even later, when he fought a Persian for her (and won!), she ''still'' thought he was a freak and chose the Persian over him. Said Persian may or may not count. While he did try to force Meowth to rejoin his gang, he took the female Meowth in when her owner abandoned her and, prior to all this, gave Meowth a fish when he was so hungry he thought baseballs were food.
** "Mean" might be the wrong word to describe Tyson's Meowth, but it's clearly ''tough''. How tough? Tyson is one of the select few trainers who can defeat Ash in a Pokémon battle, Meowth is his ace, and it could stand up to Ash's Pikachu and win. ''That'' tough.
even Shenlong. Not to mention that it had mention, he has a Thunderbolt attack that was almost as strong as Pikachu's, despite really bad temper and tried to destroy Earth just because Buu wouldn't let him have 1 or 2 Pudding cups. Not to mention, he is the fact that it was not an Electric Pokémon and Pikachu was. (Traditionally, a Pokémon strongest villain in DBZ history. [[spoiler:Except for his master, Whis, who is much better using a move that matches its Type stronger than a Pokémon that does not.)
** Mewtwo was rather nasty for a while during ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
* Due
he is.]] He also reduced King Kai's planet to her past experience of being toyed around by its current FunSize after [[SoreLoser King Kai beat him in a video game.]]
* ''Go Go Itsutsugo Land!'' features a grumpy
cat and having watched too many 'dog' detective TV series (whereas a cat is who often the villain), in the words of Shinkuu, ''"Cats are enemies of all RozenMaiden!"''
* Arthur from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' creates a running joke by always making
indirectly causes trouble for Suzaku, usually by biting the characters.
* ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'': "Watch out for those cats, you know they're smarter than you think[=/=]But when we work together, we can make their plans sink!"
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'''s Tama and Shiranui play this well and are particularly antagonistic towards the main character. Though they do show occasional benevolent sides, they like to be played for their mean side.
** Tama gets a bit of a pass as he's a white tiger.
*** But Nagi calls
him and nobody else. Interestingly, though, Arthur actually a kitten, even arguing with Hayate about it.
** Shiranui
seems to like Suzaku; the official website for the second season says that he bites out of love, Arthur once attacked an enemy combatant whose gun was pointed at Suzaku, and in the final episode, we get a brief scene of [[spoiler:Arthur patiently watching take over Suzaku's grave]]. Aww. Arthur also the CatsAreMean role (when not used for CutenessProximity), while Tama plays more to the FunnyAnimal aspect.
** And Isumi's great grandmother uses cats in her first appearance when she's a villain after Hayate. Afterwords, she becomes an ally and doesn't seem to use cats anymore.
* ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'' features a cat with whom one of the human characters has a technologically available mental link. Though the cat is opinionated and realistically cat-like (okay, he does have an attitude), he is neither a villain nor a hero in most instances.
* One of the better filler arcs in ''Manga/InuYasha'' has Panther demons as antagonists to the group of heroes. What
makes trouble for Lelouch by unwittingly making off with his Zero mask.
* ''Anime/OutlawStar'':
** The Pirate girl with two cats tries to kill
it funny is that the crew [[spoiler:after unknowingly befriending leader of their young second-in-command]].
** The universe's local catlike humanoid aliens, the Ctarl-Ctarl, are typified as egomaniacal, violent jerks.
tribes butted heads with Inuyasha and Seshomaru's father, who is a dog demon. So it's literally cats vs dogs.



* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** ''Sailor Moon'' has an episode where Luna, a talking cat, is menaced by a horde of non-talking cats. A big fat cat saves her and develops a crush on her, but from there, things get complicated; the other non-talking cats are clearly jerkoffs, though.
** Shingo, Usagi's young brother, was bitten by a cat when he was just a baby, giving him a phobia of them until Luna comes along. Even after he gets over his fear, they're still far from his favorite animal.
** Then there is Tin Nyanko, who, despite being a member of an evil organization, seems to really relish in being bad. It's kind of funny, since she is half healed and has a split personality.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** ''Sailor Moon''
In ''Kodomo no Jikan'', Kuro is often drawn with cat ears or as an humanoid black cat. Kuro is a {{Yandere}} SchoolgirlLesbian who has an episode where Luna, a talking cat, is menaced by a horde of non-talking cats. A big fat cat saves kicked her and develops a 23 year old teacher in the nuts at least 30 times because her crush on her, but (Rin, her best friend) has a thing for him.
* Twin CatGirl {{Familiar}}s Liesearia and Lieselotte
from there, things get complicated; the other non-talking cats ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' are clearly jerkoffs, though.
** Shingo, Usagi's
downplayed examples. They constantly tease Chrono and playfully threaten to eat Yuuno. [[spoiler: Then they purposely [[BreakTheCutie break poor Hayate]] by killing her family in front of her while disguised as her friends ([[WellIntentionedExtremist although they did have a reason for doing so]]).]]
* ''New Voices In The Dark'': Souichi's sister adopts a wandering
young brother, was bitten by a cat when he was just a baby, giving him a phobia of them until Luna comes along. Even after he cat, which unfortunately catches Souichi's interests. When Souichi gets over his fear, they're still far from his favorite animal.
** Then there is Tin Nyanko, who, despite being
blamed for harassing the cat, he vows revenge by placing a member of an evil organization, seems to really relish in being bad. It's kind of funny, since she is half healed curse on Colin (as the cat was named). In the beginning a sweet, playful kitty cat, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/3.html Colin]] became steadily [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/18.html more violent]] and has a split personality.[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/20.html ugly]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/26.html until...]]



* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'''s Tama and Shiranui play this well and are particularly antagonistic towards the main character. Though they do show occasional benevolent sides, they like to be played for their mean side.
** Tama gets a bit of a pass as he's a white tiger.
*** But Nagi calls him a kitten, even arguing with Hayate about it.
** Shiranui seems to take over the CatsAreMean role (when not used for CutenessProximity), while Tama plays more to the FunnyAnimal aspect.
** And Isumi's great grandmother uses cats in her first appearance when she's a villain after Hayate. Afterwords, she becomes an ally and doesn't seem to use cats anymore.
* ''New Voices In The Dark'': Souichi's sister adopts a wandering young cat, which unfortunately catches Souichi's interests. When Souichi gets blamed for harassing the cat, he vows revenge by placing a curse on Colin (as the cat was named). In the beginning a sweet, playful kitty cat, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/3.html Colin]] became steadily [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/18.html more violent]] and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/20.html ugly]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/26.html until...]]
* One of the better filler arcs in ''Manga/InuYasha'' has Panther demons as antagonists to the group of heroes. What makes it funny is that the leader of their tribes butted heads with Inuyasha and Seshomaru's father, who is a dog demon. So it's literally cats vs dogs.
* ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'': "Watch out for those cats, you know they're smarter than you think[=/=]But when we work together, we can make their plans sink!"
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Johan's Crystal Beasts are on the good guys' side, but Amethyst Cat is a clear example of GoodIsNotNice. The first time she's seen, in Johan's exhibition duel with Judai, she taunts Judai and mentions how "tasty" he looks. (Of course, seeing as her effect as a card is one which makes her a direct-attacker, being "nice" likely wouldn't work.)

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* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'''s Tama and Shiranui play this well and are particularly antagonistic towards ''Anime/OutlawStar'':
** The Pirate girl with two cats tries to kill
the main character. Though they do show occasional benevolent sides, they like to be played for crew [[spoiler:after unknowingly befriending their mean side.
** Tama gets a bit of a pass as he's a white tiger.
*** But Nagi calls him a kitten, even arguing with Hayate about it.
** Shiranui seems to take over the CatsAreMean role (when not used for CutenessProximity), while Tama plays more to the FunnyAnimal aspect.
** And Isumi's great grandmother uses cats in her first appearance when she's a villain after Hayate. Afterwords, she becomes an ally and doesn't seem to use cats anymore.
* ''New Voices In The Dark'': Souichi's sister adopts a wandering
young cat, which unfortunately catches Souichi's interests. When Souichi gets blamed for harassing second-in-command]].
** The universe's local catlike humanoid aliens,
the cat, he vows revenge by placing a curse on Colin (as the cat was named). In the beginning a sweet, playful kitty cat, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/3.html Colin]] became steadily [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/18.html more violent]] and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/20.html ugly]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shin_yami_no_koe_kaidan/v01/c001.2/26.html until...]]
Ctarl-Ctarl, are typified as egomaniacal, violent jerks.
* One ''Puchi Puri Yuuchi'' (a.k.a. ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie'') has an episode where Glennda, princess of the better filler arcs in ''Manga/InuYasha'' Demon Realm, has Panther demons to fight Cait Sith, an evil cat attacking her realm and turning everyone there into cats. The Cait Sith (fairy cat) is a Celtic mythological character, and is generally regarded as antagonists ''at least'' untrustworthy if not outright evil, so this appears to be a Japanese interpretation of a legend from the group other side of heroes. What makes it funny the world.
* Even ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
is in on this:
** Meowth is famous for being the third member of the Team Rocket Trio, Giovanni is regularly seen with a Persian [[RightHandCat by his side]], and a member of Team Galactic was in possession of an especially mean Purugly.
** Meowth's backstory has him trying to impress a female Meowth he was in love with by, over a period of months, painstakingly learning how to walk on two legs and speak a human language. She rejects him, calling him a freak and saying
that he still has no money. Even later, when he fought a Persian for her (and won!), she ''still'' thought he was a freak and chose the leader of their tribes butted heads with Inuyasha and Seshomaru's father, who is Persian over him. Said Persian may or may not count. While he did try to force Meowth to rejoin his gang, he took the female Meowth in when her owner abandoned her and, prior to all this, gave Meowth a dog demon. So fish when he was so hungry he thought baseballs were food.
** "Mean" might be the wrong word to describe Tyson's Meowth, but
it's literally clearly ''tough''. How tough? Tyson is one of the select few trainers who can defeat Ash in a Pokémon battle, Meowth is his ace, and it could stand up to Ash's Pikachu and win. ''That'' tough. Not to mention that it had a Thunderbolt attack that was almost as strong as Pikachu's, despite the fact that it was not an Electric Pokémon and Pikachu was. (Traditionally, a Pokémon is much better using a move that matches its Type than a Pokémon that does not.)
** Mewtwo was rather nasty for a while during ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
* Due to her past experience of being toyed around by a cat and having watched too many 'dog' detective TV series (whereas a cat is often the villain), in the words of Shinkuu, ''"Cats are enemies of all RozenMaiden!"''
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** ''Sailor Moon'' has an episode where Luna, a talking cat, is menaced by a horde of non-talking cats. A big fat cat saves her and develops a crush on her, but from there, things get complicated; the other non-talking
cats vs dogs.
* ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'': "Watch out for those cats, you know
are clearly jerkoffs, though.
** Shingo, Usagi's young brother, was bitten by a cat when he was just a baby, giving him a phobia of them until Luna comes along. Even after he gets over his fear,
they're smarter than you think[=/=]But when we work together, we can make their plans sink!"
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Johan's Crystal Beasts are on the good guys' side, but Amethyst Cat
still far from his favorite animal.
** Then there
is a clear example of GoodIsNotNice. The first time she's seen, in Johan's exhibition duel with Judai, she taunts Judai and mentions how "tasty" he looks. (Of course, seeing as her effect as a card is one which makes her a direct-attacker, Tin Nyanko, who, despite being "nice" likely wouldn't work.)a member of an evil organization, seems to really relish in being bad. It's kind of funny, since she is half healed and has a split personality.



* In ''Manga/ApocalypseMeow'', the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army are portrayed as cats, while the American soldiers are portrayed as rabbits.
* In ''Kodomo no Jikan'', Kuro is often drawn with cat ears or as an humanoid black cat. Kuro is a {{Yandere}} SchoolgirlLesbian who has kicked her 23 year old teacher in the nuts at least 30 times because her crush (Rin, her best friend) has a thing for him.
* ''Go Go Itsutsugo Land!'' features a grumpy cat who often indirectly causes trouble for the characters.
* Somewhat {{Justified|Trope}} in one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" (Screaming Lessons), "Black Cat Saya". The typical always teenage female {{Victim of The Week}}, Ayako, adopts an abandoned adorable black kitten and names it Saya, where he becomes a beloved part of the family. When Ayako's parents decide to visit granny in the hospital, they leave her under the care of one of her relatives while they are gone. The next day, Ayako finds Saya gone and her collar discarded, with her suddenly returned parents telling her that Saya ran outside. Ayako immediately suspects something wrong with her mother, who coldly insults her when she offers her her morning cup of coffee. Then, when she gets to school, she finds the food in her bento [[{{Squick}} covered in black fur]]. Her terror finally reaches its peak when she awakens from noises downstairs and finds her mother with [[HellishPupils slitted pupils]] scratching at the walls with her fingernails. When she tries to escape out the house the next morning, her imposter mother drags her back inside, and when she tries to call her real mother at Granny's she finds the [[CutPhoneLines telephone line has been cut off]] with the shadow of her fake-mother standing [[RightBehindMe right behind her]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun The cat's out of the bag]] when Ayako's fake mother is actually revealed to be the spirit of Saya, wanting revenge on Ayako when a month earlier it got struck by her family's car and left on the street [[AndIMustScream paralyzed and suffering horrific pain]] while forced to watch itself get run over by the next oncoming vehicle because Ayako convinced her parents to keep driving and abandon the dying cat. The cat's spirit switches places with Ayako, forcing her to endure the torment it did when it got run over, until Ayako wakes up from her nightmare and finds herself in the hospital, having fainted inside the house, and being taken back home. Except it was really a {{Hope Spot}} and the real Ayako did die in the body of Saya, with the cat taking Ayako's place and burying the dead body of her cat in the yard (revealed in the last panel to be the body of Ayako)
* In the manga "Cerberus", one of the Kuzure (malevolent animal spirits that take the form of demonic creatures that feed on human souls) is a [[http://mangafox.me/manga/cerberus/v02/c014/14.html two tailed cat monster]] (or nekomata) who tried to find the current Gravekeeper (the protagonist sharing his body with a Hellhound tasked with subduing Kuzure), assuming that he was too weak to put up a fight. He gets his two-tailed butt kicked by the Shrine head Yoyo, who swings it around with its own tails, outpaces it in speed, and seals it with a three-bar seal, smashing its head into the ground Manga/InuYasha-style.



* Twin CatGirl {{Familiar}}s Liesearia and Lieselotte from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' are downplayed examples. They constantly tease Chrono and playfully threaten to eat Yuuno. [[spoiler: Then they purposely [[BreakTheCutie break poor Hayate]] by killing her family in front of her while disguised as her friends ([[WellIntentionedExtremist although they did have a reason for doing so]]).]]

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* Twin CatGirl {{Familiar}}s Liesearia In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Johan's Crystal Beasts are on the good guys' side, but Amethyst Cat is a clear example of GoodIsNotNice. The first time she's seen, in Johan's exhibition duel with Judai, she taunts Judai and Lieselotte from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' are downplayed examples. They constantly tease Chrono mentions how "tasty" he looks. (Of course, seeing as her effect as a card is one which makes her a direct-attacker, being "nice" likely wouldn't work.)
* Somewhat {{Justified|Trope}} in one of the short stories of the horror anthology, "Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu" (Screaming Lessons), "Black Cat Saya". The typical always teenage female {{Victim of The Week}}, Ayako, adopts an abandoned adorable black kitten
and playfully threaten names it Saya, where he becomes a beloved part of the family. When Ayako's parents decide to eat Yuuno. [[spoiler: Then visit granny in the hospital, they purposely [[BreakTheCutie break poor Hayate]] by killing leave her family in front under the care of one of her relatives while disguised as her friends ([[WellIntentionedExtremist although they are gone. The next day, Ayako finds Saya gone and her collar discarded, with her suddenly returned parents telling her that Saya ran outside. Ayako immediately suspects something wrong with her mother, who coldly insults her when she offers her her morning cup of coffee. Then, when she gets to school, she finds the food in her bento [[{{Squick}} covered in black fur]]. Her terror finally reaches its peak when she awakens from noises downstairs and finds her mother with [[HellishPupils slitted pupils]] scratching at the walls with her fingernails. When she tries to escape out the house the next morning, her imposter mother drags her back inside, and when she tries to call her real mother at Granny's she finds the [[CutPhoneLines telephone line has been cut off]] with the shadow of her fake-mother standing [[RightBehindMe right behind her]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun The cat's out of the bag]] when Ayako's fake mother is actually revealed to be the spirit of Saya, wanting revenge on Ayako when a month earlier it got struck by her family's car and left on the street [[AndIMustScream paralyzed and suffering horrific pain]] while forced to watch itself get run over by the next oncoming vehicle because Ayako convinced her parents to keep driving and abandon the dying cat. The cat's spirit switches places with Ayako, forcing her to endure the torment it did have when it got run over, until Ayako wakes up from her nightmare and finds herself in the hospital, having fainted inside the house, and being taken back home. Except it was really a reason for doing so]]).]]{{Hope Spot}} and the real Ayako did die in the body of Saya, with the cat taking Ayako's place and burying the dead body of her cat in the yard (revealed in the last panel to be the body of Ayako)



* The Red Lanterns, a version of the [[GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] powered by anger, have Dex-Starr, a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] house cat as their most sadistic and malicious member (WordOfGod right there). Not an alien cat. A totally normal cat. From Brooklyn. Apparently possessed of an incredible amount of ''BrooklynRage!'' (But see also below under subversions.)

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* The Red Lanterns, a version of the [[GreenLantern [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] powered by anger, have Dex-Starr, a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] house cat as their most sadistic and malicious member (WordOfGod right there). Not an alien cat. A totally normal cat. From Brooklyn. Apparently possessed of an incredible amount of ''BrooklynRage!'' (But see also below under subversions.)



* {{WesternAnimation/Pete}} of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts sometimes [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this:

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* {{WesternAnimation/Pete}} WesternAnimation/{{Pete}} of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts sometimes [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this:
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Tailmon/Gatomon was originally introduced as the BigBad's RightHandCat, beating the shit out of all seven of the protagonists' Digimon with little effort in their first encounter and mercilessly hunting down the eighth Chosen. Of course, she then turned out to have a FreudianExcuse, did a HeelFaceTurn, became the partner of Hikari Yagami/Kari Kamiya (whom she found she simply couldn't kill when they first met), and became decidedly...not mean.
** Not to mention the Kamiya/Yagami family's pet cat Miko. In the original movie, little Tai makes the mistake of defending Koromon for eating Miko's food, which results in rather nasty-looking scratches for boy and Digimon.

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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'':
**
Tailmon/Gatomon was originally introduced as the BigBad's RightHandCat, beating the shit out of all seven of the protagonists' Digimon with little effort in their first encounter and mercilessly hunting down the eighth Chosen. Of course, she then turned out to have a FreudianExcuse, did a HeelFaceTurn, became the partner of Hikari Yagami/Kari Kamiya (whom she found she simply couldn't kill when they first met), and became decidedly...not mean.
** Not to mention the The Kamiya/Yagami family's pet cat Miko. In the original movie, little Tai makes the mistake of defending Koromon for eating Miko's food, which results in rather nasty-looking scratches for boy and Digimon.



* In the ShowWithinAShow in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', all cats are the {{Right Hand Cat}}s of Dr. Calico and aren't just mean, they're downright villainous. The cats who play Dr Calico's pets are pretty mean outside set, enjoying taunting Bolt and exploiting his belief that the show is real for their own entertainment. Subverted with Mittens (see below).

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* ** In the ShowWithinAShow in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', all cats are the {{Right Hand Cat}}s of Dr. Calico and aren't just mean, they're downright villainous. The cats who play Dr Calico's pets are pretty mean outside set, enjoying taunting Bolt and exploiting his belief that the show is real for their own entertainment. Subverted with Mittens (see below).
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