Characters / Courage The Cowardly Dog Major Recurring Villains

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    The Chicken from Outer Space 
Voiced by: Howard Hoffman

The very first monster to disturb the Main Characters' house. In the pilot, he harasses the chickens out in their henhouse and he is thwarted after he accidentally shoots himself via a mirror from Courage. He would later return, albeit as a cooked chicken, in a later episode where he looks for a new head. It is revealed later he had a wife and a kid with 3 heads.

  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His wife and three-headed son plan revenge on Courage for his death.
  • Feathered Fiend: One of the evilest chickens you could ever meet.
  • Greater Scope Villain: Of Son of the Chicken from Outer Space.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His own gun.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He became a Headless Zombie Alien Chicken, though at first he was just an Alien Chicken.
  • Nonhuman Undead: He is somehow able to return despite being roasted and decapitated.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Strong and nasty enough to break the necks of all normal chickens and fight Courage.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Otherwise he can pass as normal poultry which is arguably his biggest advantage.
  • Sore Loser: The biggest one of Courage's many rivals. First he played fencing and after being beaten he angrily asked for another round, so they played chess until he lost and angrily swiped the chessboard, then they tried arm wrestling, palm games and a breathing contest all of them ending with his defeat and him demanding a rematch. After Courage got fed up and told him to pack his stuff and leave, he reacted by trying to turn the dog to ashes.
  • Starter Villain: The very first villain Courage faces. He later comes back as as a living cooked chicken to get revenge, and later still his wife sends their three-headed son(s) to avenge him.
  • The Virus: In the pilot short, Eustace eats the alien chicken's eggs, casing him to turn into an alien chicken too. Though of course he's back to normal the next time he appears.
  • The Voiceless: He never says a word.

     Katz 
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I wish you hadn't done that

Voiced by: Paul Schoeffler

An anthromorphic Serial Killer cat who is the show's most recurring villain and is implied to have several victims. He seems to have great skill at games such as Handball and staring contests. He is probably the show's first Nightmare Fuel-inducing villain, considering his debut is the first episode after the Chicken from Outer Space's debut, which was more lighthearted and silly than most of Katz's episodes.

See his self-demonstrating page here.
  • The Ace: He's good at pretty much everything he does.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: He is a red-furred cat.
  • Arch-Enemy: By virtue of being the most recurring villain, he functions as this to Courage.
  • Ax-Crazy: His first appearance had him feeding the residents of his hotel to spiders, and to remind you this is his first appearance!
  • Badass: Almost kills Courage in just about every fight they have.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He wears a white tuxedo in "Klub Katz" and "Katz Under The Sea".
  • Big Bad: While each episode technically has it's own Big Bad being a Monster of the Week type show, as Katz is clearly the most recurring Big Bad of the series, he is the most definitive.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: In his first episode, he opts to beat Courage at a game of handball before killing him- just because he can- and then after wasting time on that, he does his Evil Laugh while he has Courage cornered long enough for Muriel to come out of nowhere and knock him out with a tennis racket.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Welcome to [X Business Named After Himself]. I'm Katz."
    • "Sad, isn't it?"
    • "No dogs allowed."
    • "I wish you hadn't done that".
    • "A little sport before dying?"
  • Cats Are Mean: Being a cat and an Ax-Crazy serial killer, he definitely qualifies. And naturally, he dislikes dogs.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: "Pity..."
  • The Comically Serious: Most of the time he is unusually serious but even he can contrast with the silliness of a situation like saying his Catchphrase with difficulty while being crushed under a door.
  • Commissar Cap: He wears one in "Katz Under The Sea", as a submarine captain.
  • Con Man: He sets up a lot of illegitimate businesses, though his intent seems to be more focused on killing people rather than profiting from them.
  • The Dragon: To Eustace in "Ball of Revenge" as the most vocal member of the Big Bad Duumvirate.
  • Enemy Mine: In "Ball of Revenge" he teams up with Eustace, who was one of his targets in early episodes.
  • Evil Brit: He has an English accent.
  • Evil Laugh: Has one every time he is about to either kill Courage or is delighted that he will kill everyone on his board
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has a calm, smooth voice.
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: He drinks tea while playing racket ball against Courage.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He always retains his polite and affable manner even at his worst.
  • Hero Killer: Noticeably harder and more deadly to defeat than Courage's other foes. Courage has only directly defeated him twice, and on one of those occasions, he was distracted fighting Eustace and didn't expect it. Most of the time, Courage nearly gets killed fighting him.
  • Jerkass: As someone who lures people and send them to their death For the Evulz, he definitely qualifies
  • Knight of Cerebus: As one of the more truly frightening villains in the series, he's more serious and dark than most. An Ax-Crazy Serial Killer played straight.
  • Lack of Empathy: Empathy is one of the few things he isn't good at.
  • Lean and Mean: A lanky, red, evil cat.
  • Leitmotif: A calm, sinister, and very distinctive percussion-heavy piece. There are at least two versions. Almost every time you see him, you'll be hearing it in the background. His episodes also have a unique title card theme.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: "I wish you hadn't done that."
  • Mega Neko: At least compared to Courage, since he's the size of a normal human
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: From a motel owner, to the manager of a club resort, to a submarine captain, or even a candy salesman, he changes his jobs every time he appears.
  • Obviously Evil: Courage can easily see how evil he is.
  • Pet the Dog: Sort of, he did seem to care for his spiders in "Katz Motel", so much so that he FED PEOPLE TO THEM.
  • Sadist: It's quite clear that the only reason Katz challenges Courage to "a little sport before dying" is to drag out the poor dog's suffering for a little bit longer. And those sports challenges are also his mildest displays of sadism.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: How Katz perceives all of his own second place trophies when compared to Muriel's first place to the point of kidnapping her just to become number one.
  • Serial Killer: He sets up seemingly normal locations in his first two appearances to lure people in so he can arrange their deaths. In fact, his candy shop seems to be his only business that's not a front for carrying out murders. Keyword is seems; he seemed pretty well versed in how to turn people into candy...
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In "Klub Katz" and "Katz Under The Sea".
  • The Sociopath: A violent, sadistic, Serial Killer who cares for no one.
  • The Stoic: Justified, as he can't feel any emotions.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Even in a setting such as ''Courage The Cowardly Dog'', he still stands out compared to the other villains like Mad Dog or the Cruel Vet.
  • Wicked Cultured: He enjoys the finer things in life such as literature, tea, and murder.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz

    Le Quack 
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Voiced by: Paul Schoeffler

A French duck that disguises himself as many jobs but is actually a thief that steals riches from his victims. After his debut his plans are more towards getting revenge on Courage while at the same time trying to steal stuff. He always seems to escape capture every time, and repeats "They have not seen the last of...Le Quack".

    Benton Tarentella 
Voiced by: Peter Fernandez

An evil zombie director who puts his "actors" in a position where they'll listen to everything he says where they can be Killed Off for Real on camera or torture themselves for humor on a live TV show.
  • Film Felons: He and his partner killed 12 people, presumably after tricking them into appearing in their movies.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears a pair of Groucho glasses in his first appearance.
  • Gag Nose: It's fake.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: He is an undead zombie after all. In his first appearance, his plan was to eat Muriel, alongside his late partner Errol von Volkheim.
  • Lean and Mean: Being a zombie it goes without saying that there is not much flesh left, but he was shown to be lean and certainly mean in past photos.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname, which can also count as No Celebrities Were Harmed, refers to the tarantella, a folk dance that got its start as a psychosomatic "symptom" of a spider bite. (And by "symptom", we mean "superstition".)
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's based on Quentin Tarantino.
  • Noodle People: Justified since he is not exactly a natural person>
  • Our Zombies Are Different: This zombie is different because he's actually sapient, capable of speech, and horrifically clever. He still has a taste for human flesh though.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: A pair of groucho glasses does nothing at all to hide his decaying face. Perhaps he himself realized this, as he's stopped wearing them by his second appearance.
  • Serial Killer: In life, he and his partner killed at least 12 people. He was arrested and died in prison.
  • Shout-Out: To the one and only Quentin Tarantino.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Averted. In his first appearance, it's shown that he's dumb enough to be defeated by Courage simply rewriting his script. Even though he realizes that it's not his work, he still follows it.
  • Take That: Benton answers to someone named "Lazzo," referring to then-executive of Cartoon Network Mike Lazzo. The character himself could be a light Take That towards Quentin Tarantino's overwhelming and downright brutal use of violence in his movies.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: In his second appearance, the fact that he's a zombie isn't commented upon.
  • Villain Decay: Hey, all we're saying is that no mentions of serial killing is made in his second appearance.
  • Vocal Evolution: He sounds much raspier in his second appearance.

    The Snowman 
Voiced by: Paul Schoeffler

A snowman who dreads the disapperence of his snowman friends and the easily meltable substance they're made out of. He tries to avoid ever melting by extracting the Anti-Melting gene of humans in order to maintain himself as it gets warmer where he lives. He's the Last of His Kind, as all the other Snowmen melted, until Courage repairs the hole in the Ozone Layer, reviving the others and saving his home. Is also one of the few recurring foes to find redemption.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Once Courage repairs the hole in the Ozone Layer and revives all the Snowman's dead friends, he's more than happy to stop being a bad guy and return home in peace.
  • Instant Ice, Just Add Cold: "The first frozen snowman... not too shabby!"
  • Last of His Kind: He's the last Snowman, as the others all melted due to the hole in the Ozone Layer. This is his primary motivation, as he doesn't want his species to die out. Courage fixes the hole in the Ozone Layer, which revives the other Snowmen, allowing him to return home in peace.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Sean Connery of course.
  • Shout-Out: He sounds like Sean Connery.
    • Even more so with his invention the Coldfinger. Obviously a shout out to Goldfinger.
    • Also, his introduction: "The name's Man. Snowman."
  • Snowlems: He is a peculiar kind of creature and with a peculiar motivation.
  • Villain Song: In "The Snowman's Revenge". Also counts as a Big Lipped Alligator Moment, since it came completely out of nowhere and was never mentioned again.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Well, at least in his 2nd apperence. He decides to freeze the area the Bagges live because his home is being melted by the Ozone Hole.
    • Also in his first one, as he's just trying to stop his race from going extinct.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The poor guy lost all of his friends and family because of global warming, is it really any wonder that he wanted to freeze everything in the world?

    Three Government Ninjas 
Voiced by: Earl Boen

Three ninjas dressed in spysuits who assist the General and the Lieutenant.
  • Affably Evil: After they kidnapped Muriel once, they try to reassure Courage that she'll be okay.
  • Captain Obvious: "And now he's running away!"
  • Chest Insignia: They have the numbers 1, 2, and 3 on their vests.

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