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.

     Katz 
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Catchphrase:
  • Cats Are Mean: Being a cat and an Ax-Crazy serial killer, he definitely qualifies. And naturally, he dislikes dogs.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: "Pity..."
  • 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.
  • 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: While not the only truly frightening villain in the series, he's still more serious and dark than most. An Ax-Crazy Serial Killer played straight.
  • 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
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: 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.
  • Wicked Cultured: He enjoys the finer things in life such as literature, tea, and murder.

    Le Quack 

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".
  • Cardboard Prison: He's always seen escaping police custody by the end of his episodes, with the implication that he slaughtered his way to freedom.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "How annoying."
    • "Qu'est-ce que c'est?"
    • "They have not seen the last of Le Quack."
  • Chew Toy: One of the only villains who frequently falls prey to Amusing Injuries.
  • Con Man: He often impersonates as someone else to scam people.
  • Evil Laugh: Often has one whenever he is delighted at "serving" his customer
  • French Jerk: Speaks with a thick French accent, and also a thieving con man as well.
  • Shout-Out: Could be coincidental, but for older audiences, they might recognize the French phrase "Qu'est-ce que c'est?" from Talking Heads' song "Psycho Killer".

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.