Created By: Auxdarastrix on November 10, 2011 Last Edited By: Auxdarastrix on June 19, 2012
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Cute Cat Girl

Subtrope of Catgirl, Up For Grabs

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Up for Grabs, Early Development Phase, Needs a Better Description, Needs More Examples

This is being created as the result of a TRS thread

This will be a subtrope for Cat Girls whose feline features are used to make a character appear cute or innocent. Another subtrope will be created for catgirls whose feline features are used to make them appear sexy and dangerous.


The Cute Cat Girl is a type of Cat Girl whose feline features are used to emphasize cuteness and innocence. The Cute Cat Girls is Little Bit Beastly or is wearing a Cat Eared Headband. In other words Cute Cat Girl is a character looks mostly like a human, however she has the ears of a cat. The ears can be real or fake.

In addition to Cute Cat Girls often have Cute Little Fangs and a tendency to use a Cat Smile when happy. The Cute Cat Girl will also typically exhibit behavior that is associate with cats, such as a Verbal Tic imitating the sound of a cat and Faux Paw. Cute Cat Girls often have a Genki Girl personality

They are not Petting Zoo People or Beast Folk style furriers, nor are they Funny Animal or Humanoid Female Animal cats, so please don't list examples of those here. Characters that are only occasionally drawn with cat ears as a result of Super Deformed Art, but never actual have literal physical ears, should be listed under Sprouting Ears.

In Japan, the Cute Cat Girl is closely associated with Moe and Kawaisa.

See Cat Girl for more information about Catgirls in general. Examples of cat-eared people that do not clearly fall under this trope or Feline Femme Fatale should be listed on the Cat Girl page.

Examples

Biological Cute Cat Girls

Anime and Manga

Costumed Cute Cate Girls

Anime and Manga
Community Feedback Replies: 33
  • November 10, 2011
    Auxdarastrix
    Please forgive the lack of a proper description at the moment. It is the middle of the night where I'm at and I will be going to sleep soon. It will probably take me awhile to work out a more precise description. I would appreciate any advice I can get.
  • November 11, 2011
    Shnakepup
    ...really. Really? Do we really need a subtrope of Cat Girl, just for "cute" Cat Girls? Are there a lot of ugly cat girls that I don't know about? Enough so that we'd need to make the distinction here?
  • November 11, 2011
    Auxdarastrix
    The idea on the thread was to make some sort of distinction between, say, the Tokyo Mew Mew style catgirl and the catwoman style catgirl. The suggestion was to make it based on personality and how they were being used, so I'm just running with that.
  • November 11, 2011
    Bisected8
    Taokaka from Blaz Blue would probably count, (at the very least most of her body's human, even though her head's never been seen).
  • November 11, 2011
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
  • November 11, 2011
    Auxdarastrix
    Something I'm hoping to develop more is how to make a distinction between this and the more general Cat Girl trope. I'm open to suggestions.

    Also, there will be probably lots of catgirl/catboy style characters that don't go on either page. Those can stay on the main Cat Girl page.
  • November 12, 2011
    Caveat
    Can you give me an example of a fearsome catgirl? In my experience they have all been cute.
  • November 12, 2011
    nitrokitty
  • November 12, 2011
    Auxdarastrix
    [edit delete]

  • November 12, 2011
    Bisected8
    @Auxdarastrix: I hope you aren't editing other people's YKTTW replies again. You've been warned about not doing it before.
  • November 12, 2011
    Auxdarastrix
    I was deleting my own reply because I decided to not respond to some things but instead wait and see how certain conversations developed without my input.
  • November 12, 2011
    BlackbirdMizu
    Eh, I dunno. The majority of catgirls in media are cutesy, adding a trope for cute catgirls seems a tad redundant.
  • November 12, 2011
    NESBoy
    Pussycat, Catwoman's sidekick in the Batman TV show episode(s) "That Darn Catwoman" / "Scat! Darn Catwoman". She contrasts Catwoman in many ways, such as wearing pink and having a desire to be a rock star instead of a criminal.
  • November 13, 2011
    HiddenFacedMatt
  • November 13, 2011
    darkclaw
    Felicia from Darkstalkers is an example.
  • November 13, 2011
    flamedarkfire
    I feel this doesn't need its own trope because by definition catgirls are almost always portrayed as Moe in popular media. In fact you'd probably have a harder time of finding subversions of this YKTTW.
  • November 15, 2011
    HiddenFacedMatt
    ^ Well, consensus in the Cat Girl TRS thread disagrees with you.
  • November 17, 2011
    HiddenFacedMatt
    Bump...
  • November 18, 2011
    Cider
    I already see problems with this. A the very least characters like Felicia would not be an example here if the defining trait of the other trope is being dangerous.(given that she's a fighting game character who uses her claws she definitely belongs on the other page).
  • November 18, 2011
    Ryusui
    Might I suggest making "Cute Cat Girl" the primary definition and split "Feral Cat Girl" into its own trope?
  • November 21, 2011
    HiddenFacedMatt
    ^^ Consensus already favoured a split, though.
  • November 22, 2011
    Auxdarastrix
    I have a major paper to finish for school and will not be able to give this the attention it deserves over the next few weeks. I'm putting in a Up For Grabs tag.
  • February 24, 2012
    SeptimusHeap
    Bump. This has still to be done.
  • February 25, 2012
    MorganWick
    Re-bump.
  • March 11, 2012
    pokedude10
    Out of curiosity, what is still needed for this besides examples?
  • March 11, 2012
    CrypticMirror
    ^Five hats
  • March 11, 2012
    pokedude10
    You know, I have to agree with Cider, I can already see problems with this. I think it would be good to revisit the TRS thread.
  • March 11, 2012
    arromdee
    Felicia is portrayed as cute. The fact that Felicia uses her claws doesn't exempt her from being cute; there are plenty of series where cute characters do lots of damage.
  • March 12, 2012
    Chabal2
    Chen Yakumo from Touhou is cuteness incarnate for the series.
  • March 13, 2012
    MorganWick
    ^^So basically, there can be catgirls who are examples of both tropes?
  • March 13, 2012
    pawsplay
    What about ugly cat girls who are not feral? Where do they go?
  • June 19, 2012
    Noah1
  • June 19, 2012
    CosmicRock
    Where would Lethe and Lyre or any other Beast Laguz from the "Fire Emblem" series go?

    They are obviously cute in appearance keeping with the anime style of the games, but they are warriors capable of transforming into a more powerful completely animal form where they retain conscious control of their minds. These are not innocent victims of circumstance drawn into the battle, they are trained soldiers who don't hesitate to kill to serve the goals of the tribe.

    Aisha Clanclan of the anime series "Outlaw Star" seems to fall into this same limbo of fitting both tropes as well. like the Laguz in the above example, she is a trained warrior with a more powerful animal form. The main difference being that Aisha loses control of her human reason when transformed and becomes a rampaging feral force of death and destruction.

    When people mention Catwoman from the Batman/DC universe, I wouldn't think she even qualifies for either of these tropes. She's a badass normal and fully human part time hero and part time heel. Also from the DC universe, depending on who handles art and writing, Cheetah can traverse the narrow catwalk(sorry I had to) between cute and beastly or feral.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=ja9ahgmmmstx34vbutwmxcer&trope=DiscardedYKTTW