Composite Character: Arguably for the Gear version of his character and for Simon (a fourth cat who was not carried over to the show); he has the personality and coloring of the former but the eating habits and physique of the latter.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When Waffle has to drive Gear in a race against the Chumpy Chump Boys due to height regulations, he's at first completely useless. Then, his pet newt Gomez ends up on the Chumpy Chumps car. He then becomes a ridiculously good Drives Like Crazy driver, who can even steer with his tail.
Not so Above It All: Hovis normally acts reasonable and Genre Savvy enough, but he tends to make snarky comments whenever he finds a way to throw jabs at Mr. Blik, such as joining the fun of calling him "Mr. Pickles" when his fur turned green.