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[[folder:The SWAT Kats]]
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[[caption-width-right:250:Razor and T-Bone]]
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The show's eponymous heroes. Jake Clawson and Chance Furlong, were Enforcers until an, er, ''misunderstanding'' with Commander Feral got them kicked off the force and demoted to garage mechanics. However, they used the military salvage that's regularly dropped off at Jake & Chance's Garage to become Razor and T-Bone, aka the SWAT Kats--two high-tech heroes who defend Megakat City from an endless parade of super villains, AliensAndMonsters.
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Tropes associated with both SWAT Kats:
* AbnormalAmmo: Let's see, they use missiles with functions such as electric shocks, sonic emitters, wire clippers, capture nets, drills, and buzz saws. And who could forget the cement-shooting machine guns?
* AnimalSuperhero
* {{Badass}}
* BadassNormal
* {{Badbutt}}
* BarefootCartoonAnimals: In their pilot suits.
* BigGuyLittleGuy
* BlankWhiteEyes: In their SWAT Kats outfits.
* CoolPlane
* {{Determinator}}
* FingerlessGloves: Both SWAT Kats wear them.
* HeterosexualLifePartners
* IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery: Jake Clawson and Chance Furlong have normal irises while working in Megakat City's scrapyard. However, when villains threaten Megakat City, they wear bandannas tied around the tops of their heads that make their eyes seem irisless, an understandable precaution to prevent Commander Feral or any of his Enforcers from recognizing them.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: You can pretty much count the number of times their real names have been used on one hand.
* SuperHero
* ThoseTwoGuys

[[WMG:T-Bone, aka Chance Furlong]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CharlieAdler

This fearless air ace is the best--and toughest--pilot in the sky. T-Bone's flying and fighting skills make him "a criminal's worst nightmare" in the air or on the ground.
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Tropes associated with T-Bone:
* AcePilot
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* CompressedVice: He has a few phobias that are introduced in an episode and then never come up again:
** His fear of insects in "The Ci-Kat-A." Never before mentioned, and never comes up after the episode. Weirder still, nothing is done with it in the story - situations you'd think they were setting the phobic T-Bone up for (being cocooned and later snatched out of the Turbokat by the Ci-Kat-A) involve Razor, instead, and T-Bone never really needs to face, or overcome, his fear.
** His fear of swimming in "Mutation City." He does overcome this, although it never gets mentioned again. Jake, at least, was unaware of this phobia and an explanation is offered for why it's never come up before, because Chance simply never talked about it out of embarrassment.
* DatingCatwoman: In "Cry Turmoil", T-Bone is genuinely attracted to Turmoil ("She's kind of cool, in a nasty sort of way"), but his duty to stop her is clear.
* FakeDefector: In "Cry Turmoil".
* GeniusBruiser: He's really strong, and the best pilot anywhere.
* TheHero
* ManChild: T-Bone is shown enjoying ''Scaredy Kat'' cartoons (in numerous episodes) and reading the comic book ''Kat Kommandoes'' (in "A Bright and Shiny Future"). He shows disdain for more adult humor like "The David Litterbin Show."
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Razor's blue.
* SuperDrowningSkills: He can't swim, and stubbornly refused to learn how to, even when it would save his life. He ends up learning to save Razor from drowning near the end of "Mutation City."

[[WMG:Razor, aka Jake Clawson]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Barry Gordon

The SWAT Kats' "High Tech Edge", Razor is an inventor who creates the team's vehicles and weapons. An effective fighter, Razor is also a "sure shot" who can nail the most elusive criminal with the Turbo Kat's missiles, which contain such gimmicks as circular saws, drill bits and capture nets.
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Tropes associated with Razor:
* AllThereInTheManual: Jake's surname, Clawson, is never mentioned once in the entire series.
* BadassBookworm
* CatchPhrase: "Bingo!", which he often shouts when his missiles connect.
* CompressedVice: His tendency to cheat in his competitions with T-Bone. It only is shown in "The Wrath of Dark Kat."
* GadgeteerGenius
* TheLancer
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He's constantly stated to be the best shot of the two.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone[=/=]TenMinuteRetirement: In "Razor's Edge", after he accidentally injures an elderly couple. [[spoiler:Or so he thinks--it turns out to be another of Dark Kat's {{Evil Plan}}s.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Is almost completely oblivious to Callie's feelings towards him.
* TheSmartGuy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Megakat City Government and Law Enforcement]]
[[WMG:Mayor Manx]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JimCummings

The InNameOnly leader of Megakat City, an old-fashioned pol who sounds like W.C. Fields with an Irish accent. He's cowardly and slightly corrupt, he wears an unconvincing toupee, and he puts at least as much effort into his golf game as running the city, but he's basically a likable comic relief character.
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Tropes associated with Mayor Manx:
* DodgyToupee: It doesn't even match what remaining hair he's got left, and its constantly flying off is a frequent RunningGag.
* LastNameBasis: Mayor Manx's first name is never revealed.
* LovableCoward: When danger gets too close, you can always find him... running and hiding.
** DirtyCoward: The lovable part is completely thrown out the window on one occasion, when he and Callie were fleeing a threat and a helicopter shows to lift them to safety. Callie reaches the rope ladder first and barely even begins to climb when Manx actually shoves her off so he can climb first.
* OfficeGolf: Unless he's at the course.
* [[spoiler:OnlyICanKillHim: In "The Ghost Pilot", he learns that since he's a descendant of war hero the Blue Manx, he's the only one who can destroy the ghost of The Red Lynx.]]
* {{Scotireland}}: His accents is sometimes Scottish and sometimes more Irish.
* TakenForGranite: Of the non-rock variety. In "Chaos in Crystal," he was one of Shard's victims and got turned to crystal.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:In "The Ghost Pilot", he finally shoots down The Red Lynx when Razor tells him that if he doesn't, he won't get re-elected. His brief burst of courage doesn't last, though.]]
* UltimateAuthorityMayor: We never see a civil servant in the series higher up the political food chain than him (like a governor), and Commander Feral seems to answer directly to him and him alone.
* TheUnintelligible[=/=]{{Angrish}}: When he's angry or afraid (both of which are often), Manx tends to just blather nonsensical gibberish.

[[WMG:Commander Ulysses Feral]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Gary Owens

The leader of the Enforcers, Feral is courageous and honest, but he's also arrogant, ill-tempered, narrow-minded, stubborn and rude. Worst of all, he regards the SWAT Kats as reckless vigilantes who are as dangerous as the villains they fight. {{Iron|y}}ically, he's also indirectly responsible for the formation of the SWAT Kats in the first place; see NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]OnlyICanKillHim for more details.
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Tropes associated with Commander Feral:
* BadassLongcoat
* TheBrigadier: Insofar as the Enforcers are very military-like in function, although Feral is a little more acerbic than most such characters who fit this trope.
* BrutalHonesty: Diplomacy is not one of Feral's virtues.
* ByTheBookCop: By the time of the series. It's a bit muddier in the backstory.
* CantCatchUp: He's a fairly good officer, if a bit pigheaded at times, but he's out of his league when dealing with the villains the SWAT Kats face.
* CatchPhrase: "This is Feral! Bring me chopper backup!"
** "The '''Enforcers''' will handle this!"
* {{Determinator}}: He may not be able to ever keep up with the SWAT Kats and their various rogues, but that sure as heck doesn't stop him from trying.
* EnemyMine: He may not care much for the SWAT Kats, but he can and ''will'' work together with them when the situation calls for it.
* GeneralRipper
* HonorBeforeReason: Feral's response to the Metallikats' offer to give away the identities of the SWAT Kats in exchange for their freedom: "I don't deal with ''scum''."
* InspectorJavert: Commander Feral is portrayed as this, though...
** SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: He does have a point: the SWAT Kats ''are'' unsanctioned vigilantes illegally operating in the city, using city property.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He has his moments of this.
* LanternJawOfJustice
* LastNameBasis: Feral's first name isn't revealed until very late in the series.
* NeverMyFault: He kicks Jake and Chance off the force and reassigns them to the salvage yard to punish them for wrecking Enforcer headquarters and letting Dark Kat escape, when everything was really his fault for interfering with them to begin with.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]OnlyICanKillHim: While they were still Enforcers, Jake and Chance had Dark Kat's ship cornered. Unfortunately, Feral insisted on capturing the villain personally, and his interference resulted in Dark Kat escaping, Enforcer headquarters being damaged, and Jake and Chance getting thrown off the force--and deciding to become the SWAT Kats.
* StrawLoser
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Lance Falk had big plans for Feral in his initial pitch for "Cry Turmoil". It was originally Feral, not T-Bone, who joined Turmoil's forces. Unlike T-Bone's FakeDefector act in the finished episode, Feral's FaceHeelTurn would have been real--until he realized that the SWAT Kats were going to win, which prompted him to betray Turmoil, then claim he was planning to do so all along. In the end, only Feral and the audience would have known about his trip through the FaceHeelRevolvingDoor.

[[WMG:Deputy Mayor Calico "Callie" Briggs]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TressMacNeille

Mayor Manx may have the title, but Callie, his attractive young troubleshooter, is the one who really runs Megakat City. (Which is a good thing, considering how lazy and incompetent Manx is.) She's also the SWAT Kats' most powerful ally, although the TV series never revealed how their friendship started. Callie has a secret communications link with the SWAT Kats that allows her to call them into action, and she defends the heroic pilots whenever Commander Feral criticizes them. Callie copes with danger better than Manx or Feral, because she's braver than Manx and smarter than either of them.
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Tropes associated with Callie:
* ActionSurvivor
* TheCommissionerGordon[=/=]RegularCaller: Callie alerts the SWAT Kats whenever a supervillain or giant monster is making trouble in Megakat City.
* EightiesHair: Callie's hair is ''huge''.
* GeekyTurnOn: Brains, beauty, courage and compassion--what's not to like?
* GirlFriday[=/=]HypercompetentSidekick: To Mayor Manx.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Callie has this, plus ''fur of gold''. Most fans love her.
* ImprovisedWeaponUser: She becomes one during her AwesomeMoments as a temporary ActionGirl. In "Night of the Dark Kat", she saves the SWAT Kats by hitting the eponymous villain with one of the money bags he'd stolen. In "The Ci-Kat-A", when alien-possessed scientist Dr. Harley Street is trying to "recruit" her, Callie says "I don't think so!" and smashes him on the head with her briefcase.
* {{Meganekko}}
* ObliviousToLove: Zig-zagged. On one paw, she is unaware that Chance has feelings for her, and only considers him a friend. On the other paw, she gives Jake a rather flirty send-off in one episode. Hard to tell, really.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: As noted above, Callie's full name is Calico Briggs. It's only used occasionally.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In marked contrast to Manx and Feral.
* ShesGotLegs: Does she ever, the Fandom in particular seems obsessed with Callie's legs.
* SpoiledSweet
* TheWomanBehindTheMan: A rare heroic example.
** SilkHidingSteel: Despite only being Manx's assistant, if she wants something done then the mayor will find himself doing it. Also, as noted above, she can handle herself in a fight.

[[WMG:Lieutenant Felina Feral]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Lori Alan

Introduced in the second season, Felina is a gung-ho Enforcer who happens to be Commander Feral's niece. Her uncle tries to keep her out of danger, but this feisty warrior woman insists on storming into the thick of each battle. Like Callie, Felina realizes that Megakat City needs the SWAT Kats and is willing to work with them.
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Tropes associated with Felina:
* ActionGirl
* AffirmativeActionGirl She was added in Season 2 so there would be more girls in the cast.
* FairCop
* FriendOnTheForce: To the SWAT Kats.
* TheLadette
* SkunkStripe: She has white sideburns for... some reason.
* {{Tomboy}}

[[WMG:Lieutenant Commander Steel]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Hal Rayle

->''"Yes sir! It's an inspired plan, sir!"''

Feral's other second in command. Steel(e?) is an arrogant and inexperienced officer who wants Feral's job, but doesn't want to have to actually work to earn it. In his first appearance he actually ''betrayed'' Feral in an effort to get him killed by Dark Kat so he could become the commander. Somehow, Feral let him stay, and he appeared one more time to (legally) take over Feral's job when Feral was captured by Madkat. His performance in this capacity consisted of sitting on his butt and dismissing people out of hand.

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Tropes associated with Steel:
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite living in a world that regularly features supervillains, giant monsters, mutations and magical phenomena, when Katzmer (the antique store owner) tries to warn him about Madkat, Steel dismisses him as a crank immediately.
* BadassLongcoat
* BlondeGuysAreEvil
* ChronicBackStabbingDisorder
* TheNeidermeyer
* ProfessionalButtKisser: Prior to betraying Feral, he compliments him incessantly. He reverts back to this mode after his betrayal is uncovered.
* PutOnABus: He doesn't appear or even get mentioned in the second season. Instead, his role as Feral's second in command is filled by Felina. One wonders what ultimately became of him.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In "The Wrath of Dark Kat," he insists his name his Steel "with two E's," but when we see his nameplate in "Enter the Madkat," it says Steele with ''three'' E's. Nobody is quite sure which is the correct spelling. Not even Steel(e) apparently.
* TheStarscream
* WelcomeBackTraitor

[[WMG:Enforcer Sergeant]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Ed Gilbert (most of Season 1), Creator/JimCummings (Rest of Season 1/all of Season 2)

->''"Yes sir!"''

Tough, capable, (mostly) humorless Enforcer officer. When Felina isn't around, it's usually this guy who acts as Commander Feral's right-hand man.

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Tropes associated with the Sergeant:
* NoNameGiven: He is ''never'' called anything other than "sergeant," even in the model sheets.
* NoSenseOfHumor: Toyed with. Despite usually being super serious, he occasionally can crack a pun or joke.
* OffModel: Bizarrely, in the episodes "Enter the Madkat" and "Katastrophe" he looks different than in every other episode he appears in, and even wears a different Enforcer uniform. By season two, he's back to his pre-"Madkat" appearance and uniform.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* TheOtherDarrin: Beginning with "Enter the Madkat," he was voiced by Creator/JimCummings.
* TheQuietOne: He rarely speaks except to growl out orders.
* SergeantRock

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Assorted Civilians]]
[[WMG:Ann Gora]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CandiMilo

->''"This is Ann Gora of Katís Eye News, live from the site of a spectacular disaster!"''

This ''Kat's Eye News'' correspondent often risks her life to cover the SWAT Kats' adventures.
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Tropes associated with Ann:

* ADayInTheLimelight: Ann gets more important roles than usual in "The Ci-Kat-A" and "Caverns of Horror".
* FieryRedhead
* GoingForTheBigScoop
* HotScoop
* IntrepidReporter
* MsExposition: Ann's reports are often used to bring the audience up to speed on the plot.
* PunnyName: Her name is pun on "Angora", a breed of domestic cat.


[[WMG:Jonny K.]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkHamill

->''"Annie, not my camera!"''

Jonny is the faithful but longsuffering ''Kat's Eye News'' cameraman. Almost always seen with Ann, Jonny is more cautious than her but rarely speaks out against her ideas, which typically get her into trouble - and sometimes him right along with her!
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Tropes associated with Jonny:
* ActionSurvivor
* AffectionateNickname: The only one who gets away with calling Ann Gora "Annie"
* AllThereInTheManual: The initial "K" is only mentioned on the model sheets.
* ButtMonkey: Bad things tend to happen to his video camera.
* CoolShades
* FirstNameBasis / MysteriousMiddleInitial: Just what does the "K" stand for, anyway?
* RealMenWearPink: Well, okay, ''purple'', but still.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Although he utters a small cry of surprise in "Chaos in Crystal," it wasn't until "The Ci-Kat-A" that he finally spoke.
* SunglassesAtNight
* SurferDude: He has some elements of this.
* TotallyRadical: His voice and some of the things he says root him pretty permanently in the early 90's.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Ann.

[[WMG:Dr. Abby Sinian]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Linda Gary

A historian and archaeologist who works as the curator of the Megakat City Museum of History. She occasionally helps the SWAT Kats and Callie Briggs gather information on supernatural villians.
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Tropes associated with Abby:
* AdventurerArchaeologist
* BrainyBrunette
* PunnyName
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Abby" or "Abi"?
** Abby, going by one model sheet, although it's annoyingly mostly illegible due to the Cartoon Network logo.

[[WMG:Professor Hackle]]
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->'''Voiced:''' by George Hearn

->''"Such senseless violence. It's all so disheartening."''

An elderly inventor who used to work at the Pumadyne weapons lab. He came to feel guilty about his role in creating superweapons, so he quit to concentrate on peaceful projects, such as bringing back dead people by transferring their memories into robot bodies. When two drowning victims washed up near his home, he used them as test subjects--only to realize that he'd created the Metallikats. Hackle hopes to correct this error by recapturing the robot gangsters so he can "program out all [their] criminal tendencies". Hackle's other inventions include Cybertron, the RobotBuddy who assists the SWAT Kats in "The Deadly Pyramid".
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Tropes associated with Professor Hackle:
* ActualPacifist: Which is why he doesn't just dismantle the Metallikats when he gets a chance.
* TheAtoner: Hackle says that he wants history to forgive him for creating superweapons.
* BaldOfAwesome
* CoolOldGuy
* LastNameBasis
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Hackle's creation of the Metallikats shows that he is, at the very least, a dangerously naive victim of GenreBlindness. Never mind his using two strangers in prison uniforms as test subjects; he was trying to save their lives, after all. But then he leaves them alone with a WeaponizedCar and a cache of arms, even after Mac says "I've never felt so powerful, like I could rip apart this town with my bare claws!"
** ItsAllMyFault: In the alternate future in "A Bright and Shiny Future", he blames himself for not dismantling the Metallikats when he had the chance.

[[WMG:Burke and Murray]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkHamill (Burke) and Creator/CharlieAdler (Murray)

Burke and Murray are two annoying delivery men who bring salvage to Jake & Chance's Garage, always taking a moment to pester Clawson & Furlong about their status as officially disgraced ex-Enforcers.
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Tropes associated with Burke and Murray:
* AllThereInTheManual: Early promotional material says they're brothers, but this isn't mentioned in the show.
* FirstNameBasis: We never learn their last name.
* {{Jerkass}}es
* PutOnABus: They don't appear in the second season.
* TalkingToHimself: Whenever T-Bone and Murray interact.
* ThoseTwoGuys

[[WMG:Dr. N. Zyme]]
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->'''Voiced:''' by Creator/PaulEiding

->''"Just think of the benefit to katkind!."''

A kindly scientist who works at Megakat Biochemical Labs and was once Dr. Viper's former lab partner. A gentle but forgetful soul, Zyme wanted nothing more than to make the world better for katkind. Instead he inadvertently created Dr. Viper, and like his counterpart, Professor Hackle, saw his dreams turn into a nightmare. In "The Giant Bacteria," he tried to assist Feral in battling Viper's bacteria monsters and (probably) got eaten by one of them.
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Tropes associated with Dr. Zyme:
* AbsentmindedProfessor
* {{Adorkable}}
* AllThereInTheManual: His first initial "N," which creates his PunnyName, is given in his episode model sheets.
* CoolOldGuy
* HartmanHips: A RareMaleExample.
* KilledOffForReal: Or... not? See ShrugOfGod below.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Played with. His and Purvis' flawed plant growth formula are what turn his [[DeceptiveDisciple greedy partner]] into Dr. Viper, dooming Megakat City to a neverending stream of hackneyed MadScientist plots and even getting poor Zyme himself KilledOffForReal. Oddly, he never blames himself for it, or has the finger pointed at him by anyone. Commander Feral even flat-out tells him, "It wasn't your fault, Dr. Zyme."
* PunnyName
* RedheadedHero
* ShrugOfGod: Whether or not he really ''was'' KilledOffForReal. The writers, when asked, tend to avoid answering the question or give answers such as Glenn Leopold calling Zyme "[[NeverSayDie survivally challenged]]" instead of dead. The closest to a confirmation comes from Christian Tremblay, who said, "He probably died!"

[[WMG:Dr. Lieter Greenbox]]
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->'''Voiced:''' by Robert Patrick ("Chaos in Crystal"), Nick Chinlund ("Unlikely Alloys")

An inventor who was originally hired by Warden Meece of the Megakat Maximum Security Prison to design a diamond-mining machine. It's what turned convict Shard into a crystal monstrosity. Later, he developed a "micro-brain repair unit," which the Metallikats stole and used to repair themselves. It then became "Zed," a sentient giant robot, which Greenbox... for some reason... suddenly decided to help destroy Megakat City.

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Tropes associated with Dr. Greenbox:
* FaceHeelTurn: After he realizes he inadvertently helped create actual artificial intelligence, he becomes a generic MadScientist and turns against the SWAT Kats.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: This seems to be the only workable theory for why he suddenly goes nuts and decides to start helping Zed.
* NonIndicativeName: His name "Greenbox" (i.e. greenhouse) is an artifact of how writer Lance Falk originally intended to use him, as a botanist. When his profession changed, his name didn't.
** PunnyName: Falk gave him the first name "Lieter" to turn his name into some kind of weird play on "litterbox," which makes even less sense. It's also a ShoutOut to the Franchise/JamesBond character Felix Leiter.
* TheOtherDarrin: In "Chaos in Crystal" he's voiced by [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Robert Patrick]]. When he reappears in "Unlikely Alloys," Nick Chinlund takes over his role.
* TakenForGranite: He got turned to crystal by Shard. He got better after the SWAT Kats reversed everything Shard had done.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Twice. First after he's returned to his normal state along with everyone else Shard crystallized, and again after T-Bone severs the connection between him and Zed, and he just sort of acts mildly worn out.

[[WMG:Al]]
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->'''Voiced:''' by Creator/FrankWelker ("The Wrath of Dark Kat") and Creator/RobPaulsen ("Night of the Dark Kat")

->''"It's too dangerous, Annie!"''

Al is the ''Kat's Eye News'' helicopter pilot.
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Tropes associated with Al:
* ActionSurvivor
* TheOtherDarrin: In "The Wrath of Dark Kat" he's voiced by Creator/FrankWelker, but Creator/RobPaulsen voices him in "Night of the Dark Kat."
* PutOnABus: Although the news copter appears many times, Al isn't seen in the second season.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Rogues Gallery]]
[[WMG:Dark Kat and his Creeplings]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Brock Peters (Dark Kat), Creator/CharlieAdler (Creeplings)

Dark Kat is a criminal mastermind whose muscular body, hood, cape, and resonant voice give him an imposing physical presence. He specializes in plotting, scheming, and manipulating others into doing his will, but is more than capable of fighting when necessary. Dark Kat's goal is to destroy Megakat City and replace it with a "capitol of crime" called Dark Kat City, "where lawlessness is the law of the land!" His henchmen are an army of demonic little bat-like creatures called Creeplings.
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Tropes associated with Dark Kat:
* BadassCape
* BarefootCartoonAnimal
* BigBad: Arguably the most powerful and ambitious villain in the entire series.
* [[BlankWhiteEyes Blank Orange Eyes]]
* BondVillainStupidity: In "Night of the Dark Kat", he chooses to simply strap the Swat Kats to a ConveyorBeltODoom and leave them to die while he and [[PsychoElectro Hard Drive]] go about their plan. Hard Drive even remarks that Dark Kat should have just let him fry them.
** DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He also has moments where he is terrifyingly brilliant. "The Wrath of Dark Kat" provides an example: [[WireDilemma It's always the red wire, right?]] Enjoy a bomb filled with nothing ''but'' red wires!
* CardCarryingVillain: As noted. His ultimate goal is to destroy Megakat City and replace it with his "capitol of crime" Dark Kat City.
* CoolPlane: His Doomship.
* DiabolicalMastermind
* EvilPlan: Like any good villain, he uses one or more on the list in his quest to ultimately destroy Megakat City.
* EvilSoundsDeep
* FlawExploitation: Part of his plan in "Razor's Edge". [[spoiler:He tricks Razor into thinking that he injured two elderly civilians, knowing his guilt would cause him to quit crimefighting.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* LargeAndInCharge
* LargeHam
* ShroudedInMyth: Is the only member of the Swat Kats' rogues gallery not to be given a definite backstory. (Promotional material for the series stated that by day, he was a Megakat City judge that helped keep his true life well-hidden, but this wasn't referenced in-show.)
* VisionaryVillain

[[WMG:Dr. Viper]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

->''"I can see it all now. A specactular new Megakat City! No more ugly metal and plastic, only beautiful swamp, ruled by me! Dr. Viper's Megaswamp City--it will be so beautiful!"''

This slimy scientist started out as Elrod Purvis, a greedy, unscrupulous biochemist. When he tried to steal Viper Mutagen 368 from the idealistic colleague who had co-created it with him, the formula killed him, then revived him as a half-kat/half-reptile monstrosity--and he likes it that way. To make his twisted dream of Megaswamp City a reality, Viper mutates ordinary plants, reptiles and insects into hideous, kat-eating monsters under his control.
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Tropes associated with Dr. Viper:
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: He temporarily becomes a giant in "Mutation City".
* BackFromTheDead: Was reanimated by the chemical that splashed on him and killed him in the first place.
* [[BlankWhiteEyes Blank Yellow Eyes]]
* CameBackWrong: Of course, he wasn't exactly a decent man to begin with.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Hell. Yes.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine
* MadScientist
* MixAndMatchCritter: Half-kat, half-snake.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* NamesTheSame: Dr. Viper was also the name of the BigBad in the short-lived ''ShadowStrikers'' franchise.
* PrehensileTail
* SnakeTalk
* ThatManIsDead:
-->'''N. Zyme:''' Is that you, Purvis?
-->'''Dr. Viper:''' Not anymore! Just call me Viper. ''Doctor'' Viper. ''[[EvilLaugh (cackles)]]''
* VisionaryVillain: See his quote above.
* YouHaventSeenTheLastOfX: "You haven't seen the last of Dr. Viper!", in "The Origin of Dr. Viper".

[[WMG:The Metallikats]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Neil Ross (Mac) and Creator/AprilWinchell (Molly)

Also known as the married gangsters '''Mac Mange''' and '''Molly Mange'''. These feline felons died while escaping from Alkatraz prison, but Professor Hackle, who had no idea who they were, found them and transplanted their minds into powerful robot bodies. The result: two heavily armed mechanical mobsters with attitudes.
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Tropes associated with The Metallikats:
* ArmCannon
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Yeah, they fight almost constantly. But when one of them is hurt, the other goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* BackFromTheDead[=/=]UnexplainedRecovery: Twice! First Professor Hackle revives them, then [[spoiler:they survive getting zapped by Feral in "Metal Urgency".]]
* BadassLongcoat[=/=]NiceHat: When they wear clothes at all.
* CatsAreSnarkers[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: If they're not insulting each other, they're insulting the SWAT Kats. Or Mayor Manx. Or Commander Feral. Or...
* CoolCar[=/=]WeaponizedCar: Their Metallikat Express.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Mac certainly does.
* HappilyMarried: More or less.
* KillerRobot: Having the minds of two unrepentant gangsters probably has something to do with it.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Though they actually ''are'' married.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[OutlawCouple Bonnie and Clyde]] as wisecracking FunnyAnimal {{Killer Robot}}s.
* OutlawCouple
* ShockCollar: In "Katastrophe", Dark Kat and Dr. Viper keep the Metallikats in their LegionOfDoom by attaching "neuro scramblers" to their necks.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Mac is pretty stocky, while [[StatuesqueStunner Molly towers over him.]]
* UglyGuyHotWife: From what we see of them in a flashback, Mac was stout and big-lipped before he became a robot. [[FemmeFatale Molly, on the other hand...]]

[[WMG:The Pastmaster]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Keene Curtis

An ancient sorcerer whose magical pocket watch functions as both a TimeTravel device and a weapon that shoots energy beams. This medieval miscreant wants to return present day Megakat City to its MiddleAges incarnation of Megalith City, but he's also known for creating "time vortexes" to bring monsters from the past (like [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] and {{mumm|y}}ies) into the present to do his bidding. And when he's not doing ''that'', he's sending the SWAT Kats into the past or future in his latest effort to get rid of them.
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Tropes associated with The Pastmaster:
* ArtifactOfDoom: He has three of them: his watch, his Tome of Time spellbook ("The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice"), and the Jeweled Headdress of Katchu Piccu ("The Deadly Pyramid").
* EvilLuddite: He hates everything about modern technology, and his usual plans revolve around either trying to send Megakat City back to the Dark Ages or trying to return back home. Of course, this doesn't stop him from [[VillainTeamUp teaming up with the Metallikats]] to make a BadFuture where machines rule.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: He rings up a buncha zombies in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice". Why? Just 'cuz!
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty[=/=]LoveMakesYouCrazy: He kidnaps Queen Callista (in "Bride of the Pastmaster"), and then her [[IdenticalGrandson lookalike descendant]] Callie Briggs (in "The Deadly Pyramid"), in separate attempts to marry them. The SWAT Kats rescue the withered wizard's intended victim both times. [[NoYay Thank God]].
* ImmortalityImmorality
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In "Bride of the Pastmaster". By tampering with the timestream, the Pastmaster accidentally brings the SWAT Kats to his time, thus fulfilling the prophecy. [[OhCrap Oops]].
* OurLichesAreDifferent
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A skeleton kat-wizard.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", he mentions that he's been "imprisoned... for 800 years."
* RedBaron: His real name is never given.
* SealedEvilInACan: If only those grave robbers in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" had picked another cemetery to desecrate...
* TimeTravel: This is his main tactic.

[[WMG:Hard Drive]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RobPaulsen

A {{cyberpunk}} "technology pirate" who wears a "surge coat" that gives him the power to steal secured computer files, control vehicles, and turn into a PureEnergy form that can travel through power lines. The suit has one other interesting feature: when Hard Drive puts it on, his normal hairstyle automatically changes into a mohawk!
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Tropes associated with Hard Drive:
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: How Dark Kat coerces him into helping him.
* BadassLongcoat
* BlankWhiteEyes: In his case, they become yellow when he activates the surge coat.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Without the surge coat, he's just a normal cat.
* {{Cyberpunk}}
* EnergyBeings: He can become one when it suits him.
* GenreSavvy: "I still say you shoulda let me fry 'em!" (When Dark Kat [[DeathTrap tied the SWAT Kats to a]] ConveyorBeltOfDoom.)
* PsychoElectro
* RedBaron: We never learn his real name.
* {{Technopath}}

[[WMG:Madkat]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Roddy [=McDowall=]

->''"Iím a tough act to get off the stage!"''

Insane comedian Lenny Ringtail, whose mind snapped when he was turned down as a TalkShow host in favor of [[Creator/DavidLetterman David Litterbin]], lets himself be possessed by the vengeful ghost of a medieval court jester who suffered a similar rejection centuries ago. The result is Madkat, a wisecracking, shapeshifting harlequin who uses his magical powers to kidnap "the king, queen, knight and jester" (aka Manx, Briggs, Feral and Litterbin), then vanish into thin air before the SWAT Kats can stop him.
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Tropes associated with Madkat:
* AttackItsWeakPoint: It's revealed the SwatKats all the dingle-bells on Madkat's jester's cap must be destroyed to stop him.
* [[BlankWhiteEyes Blank Yellow Eyes]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Okay, so he's not very deadpan, but he's definitely a snarker.
* LargeHam: Once Madkat possesses Ringtail. You can almost imagine the glee Roddy [=McDowall=] was having playing someone like Madkat. He's SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker with the powers of Bat-mite.
* MonsterClown: What was your first clue?
* OneShotCharacter: For a villain who appeared in only one episode, he has quite a fan following.
* RealityWarper: Not unlike SeflDemonstrating/TheJoker during the ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'' storyline.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

[[WMG:The Red Lynx, aka The Ghost Pilot]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkHamill

->'''Red Lynx:''' ''"Manx is mine!"''\\
'''T-Bone:''' ''"Over my dead body!"''\\
'''Red Lynx:''' ''"Mineís already dead!"''

During "[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Megawar II]]", enemy air ace The Red Lynx was the most dangerous pilot in the sky--until he met his match in the heroic Blue Manx, who finally shot him down. Decades later, The Red Lynx's plane is recovered and displayed in the Megakat Museum of History, an event which somehow revives his vengeful spirit. The so-called "ghost pilot" goes after the closest living relative of The Blue Manx--Mayor Manx, the flier's great-grandson, who happens to be in the middle of a re-election campaign.
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Tropes associated with The Red Lynx:
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He's actually a better pilot than T-Bone. Not only that, but T-Bone actually learned most of what he knows about dogfighting by studying him.
* {{Badass}}: As noted above, he is an ''awesome'' pilot. He would have to be to fight a jet on even terms in an old biplane.
* [[spoiler:OnlyICanKillHim: See the Mayor Manx section for more details.]]
* RedBaron: Not only is he an {{expy}} of the TropeNamer, but he's known only by his two nicknames--his real name is never revealed.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motivation for coming BackFromTheDead.

[[WMG:Mutilor and Traag]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MichaelDorn (Mutilor) and Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (Traag)

->'''Traag:''' ''"The desert planet Sahabi will pay handsomely for the water we steal this day."''\\
'''Mutilor:''' ''"And if this world perishes in the process, itís just business."''

Mutilor is an four-armed, vaguely lobster-like alien SpacePirate. Traag is his sycophantic aide-de-camp. Together, they and their {{mooks}} attempt to drain all the water from the SWAT Kats' world and sell it to a desert planet.
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Tropes associated with Mutilor and Traag:
* CoolShip: Mutilor stole his mothership from the Aquians, a kat-like race of {{Technical Pacifist}}s.
* EvilSoundsDeep: With MichaelDorn playing Mutilor, what else would you expect?
* LargeHam: Mutilor stands out in a series full of them.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Mutilor.
* SpacePirates
* SycophanticServant[=/=]YesMan: Traag.
* WorthyOpponent: How Mutilor regards the SWAT Kats.
-->''"It was so refreshing to clash with true warriors. Itís a shame I must destroy you."''

[[WMG:Turmoil]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KathSoucie

->''"From now on, the skies belong to Turmoil!"''

Turmoil is a harshly beautiful villainness in a Nazi-like uniform. She attempts to conquer the skies of Megakat City with an AirborneAircraftCarrier, an AmazonBrigade of female fighter pilots, and a disorienting "vertigo beam". When T-Bone withstands these obstacles, she's so impressed (and smitten) that she offers him a job as her flight commander--but first he must prove his loyalty by killing Razor.
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Tropes associated with Turmoil:
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: She's the captain of a massive flying warship, complete with its own armada of fighter jets.
* AmazonBrigade: All of her fighter pilots--and her crew in general--are women. She never met a man who could match them...[[AllAmazonsWantHercules until she saw T-Bone in action.]]
* DatingCatwoman: Her relationship with T-Bone.
* DoesNotLikeMen: A subtle example, in that her whole crew is female, and she's specifically mentioned that she never met a male pilot who could match them. Subverted, however, in that she's obviously not above admitting that T-Bone's an impressive pilot...or falling in love with him, for that matter.
* FemmeFatale: Especially noteworthy, as she was the only independent female villain of note to show up in the series.
* [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten If You're So Evil, Kill Your Own Partner]]: Puts T-Bone into this position to determine his loyalty.
* OneShotCharacter
* PuttingOnTheReich: Her uniform.
* RedBaron: You guessed it--no real name given.
* SkyPirate: She uses a vertigo-inducing ray emitter to disable any aircraft over MegaKat City, threatening the city unless she's paid a weekly protection fee.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Turmoil was planned to return in one of the unfinished {{Missing Episode}}s, "Turmoil II: The Revenge". She escapes from a women's prison, taking all the inmates with her, and gains control of a KillSat. The SWAT Kats go after her--but first they have to infiltrate her fortress, "a castle on top of a snowbound mountain". Also see Commander Feral's entry.

[[WMG:Rex Shard]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' John Vernon

->''"More company, eh? Well, thatís okay! Iíve got plenty of ''pain'' to go around!"''

Shard is a brutal thug who winds up at Megakat Maximum Prison, whose greedy warden enriches himself by using the convicts to mine precious gems from the nearby mountains. When Shard has an accident with an experimental diamond mining machine, it somehow transforms him into a crystalline giant whose touch turns people and objects into crystal... and that's only the beginning of his new powers.
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Tropes associated with Rex Shard:
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever
* FrickinLaserBeams: Focuses the sun's rays through his hand to create a solar laser beam.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He used to be just another convict. Then he got super-powers.
* TheMagicTouch: Everything Shard touches turns into crystal, either brittle and fragile or hard as a diamond.
* MeaningfulName: A guy named ''Shard'' in an episode titled "Chaos in Crystal" winds up with crystal-based powers and a crystalline appearance. Who'd have thunk?
* {{Miracle-Gro Monster}}: Shard is originally only transformed into a being made of diamond. When he is knocked into a room full of diamonds, he absorbs them into his body and becomes a giant. Later, he becomes even larger right before the final battle.
* NoOntologicalInertia: Once Shard is de-powered, everything he crystallized reverts back to normal, starting from the last object he touched.
* OneShotCharacter:
* RockMonster
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Lance Falk had two unrealized ideas for future Shard appearances. Each time he returned, he would get a different power to use against the SWAT Kats. And each time the pilots defeated him, he'd show the effects of the previous encounter. For example: "Heíd lose an eye, so from then on when you saw the guy he had an eyepatch. And each time he comes back, heís a little more beat up."

[[WMG:Morbulus]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JimCummings

->''"You'll have to do better than that, SWAT Kats, to catch Morbulus! Or... die trying!"''

One of the SWAT Kats' first onscreen enemies (their second, in fact), Morbulus was a jet pilot who literally had eyes in the back of his head, giving him 360-degree vision and making him difficult to take by surprise. After being defeated by the SWAT Kats, he becomes a DisposableVagrant for Dr. Viper, who mutates him into that episode's [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Fifty Foot Whatever]].

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Tropes associated with Morbulus:
* BeardOfEvil
* ExtraEyes: The aforementioned second pair of eyes in the back of his head. He even wears flight goggles with extra lenses. Interestingly, he's also one of the few characters in a show full of felines with slits for pupils (in all four eyes!).
* FakingTheDead: How he escapes the Enforcers.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he seems to be bombing oil refineries.
* GivingThemTheStrip: Gets away from both the Enforcers and the SWAT Kats this way.
* KilledOffForReal: Well, more like CoveredInGunge, mutated into a [[MegaMicrobes Mega Microbe]] BlobMonster, and ''then'' killed off for real. [[RasputinianDeath They REALLY did not want this guy coming back.]]
* [[LanternJawOfJustice Lantern Jaw of Injustice]]
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Twice he gets dropped from great heights. The first time, he's grabbed out of the sky by the SWAT Kats, stopping his fall so suddenly he should've broken his neck ''and'' back. Afterward, they let him go from a lower height and he drops into the ocean.
* StockUnderwear: He has to ditch his clothes at one point, and winds up in purple boxer shorts and a wifebeater.

[[WMG:Kataluna]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Nancy Linari

An unused villainess that would've debuted in "The Curse of Kataluna", Kataluna was described as a succubus, but not much past this is known.

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Tropes associated with Kataluna:
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Sure, a life-sucking creature disguised as a woman doesn't sound bad to any ears, but it was pretty ballsy directly calling Kataluna a succubus (y'know, the same species as Morrigan Aensland) in a kid's show.
* HornyDevils: A feline-flavored one.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Her episode was in production, but the show got cancelled before she could debut.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In Kataluna's debut episode, Commander Feral would've fallen in love with her, but, being a succubus, she was going to slowly drain his life force.
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