Characters: Courage The Cowardly Dog Minor Recurring Characters
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Voiced by: Simon PrebbleA Jerkass helper who Courage commonly goes to for advice on stopping the Big Bad of the episode. His advice for the most part works well, but his insults and sarcastic vibes gets contempt from Courage.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: This happens in "Mega Muriel the Magnificent", when a bolt of lightning temporarily turns him evil.
- British Stuffiness: He speaks with a British accent.
- Catchphrase: "You Twit."
- Character Blog: He has a Twitter account, You Twits.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Mega Muriel the Magnificent" and "Hardrive Courage".
- Deadpan Snarker: He never misses an opportunity for dry sarcasm or sardonicism.
- Grand Theft Me: During "Mega Muriel the Magnificent", the Computer somehow gains the ability to upload his personality into a human body, and winds up possessing Muriel (he tried to possess Eustace first, but his body broke into pieces in the process).
- Freak Out: In "Hardrive Courage" when he gets a computer virus.
- Good Is Not Nice: He gives advice to Courage, but he's not very nice about it.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As the end of his episode "Mega Muriel the Magnificent" would suggest.
- Mean Brit: "You Twit"
- Omniscient Database: Seems to have everything to know on how to help Courage defeat the monsters that invade their home.
- Also keep in mind that Courage the Cowardly Dog premiered when Google was still very new.
- Snarky Inanimate Object: The page image. For extra measure, it speaks with a dry English accent.
Voiced by: Tim Chi LyA guy of implied Chinese descent that makes small cameos in episodes where he almost runs into Courage (usually in his car) and says his catchphrase.
- All There in the Script: He's never referred to by name, though his name is known.
- Annoying Laugh: "A ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
- Ascended Extra: Went from being a background character to an occasional antagonist.
- Asian and Nerdy: He's Chinese American and a scientific genius.
- Asian Rudeness: Better known for the following one-liner: "Watch where you're going, you fool!"
- Brainy Brunette: Has dark hair and is seemingly very smart, able to invent serums which transform people into animals as well as a robot dog which can outperform a regular dog in practically every way.
- Breakout Character: He was popular enough with the fans to get a few major roles in episodes.
- Catchphrase: "Watch where you're going, ya foo'!"
- Cool Shades: He wears black sunglasses.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Courage vs. Mecha Courage", "Courage The Fly", and "Squatting Tiger Hidden Dog".
- The Dragon: He is this to his Auntie Empress along with Evil Genius who at least twice went freelance.
- Hypocritical Humor: Despite his catch phrase he's just as likely to be the one not paying attention.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He is modeled after Tim Chi Ly (the guy who did his voice).
- Insufferable Genius: He's very smart and has a rude and stuck-up personality.
- Jerkass: He's very rude to all passers by.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Like Eustace, he will usually pay for being a jerk.
- Lean and Mean: A skinny Jerkass.
- Mad Scientist: He has created the Mecha-Courage robot, and also potions that can turn people into flies or buffalo.
- Noodle People: Very long and thin body.
- Recurring Extra: He would often pop up very briefly to utter his catchphrase. He was essentially an extra until about halfway through the series, when he became more active in the plot.
- Sinister Shades: A sinister person who always wears glasses, and at times he has sinister plans.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He is over confident in his talents to the point that he calls himself "perfect."
- Smarter Than You Look: He's actually quite smart when you think that he was able to build things like Mecha-Courage or create magic potions (even if at first he failed at making what he wanted: a water buffalo). He was also a former student of the "Perfect" Teacher.
Voiced by: Paul SchoefflerNowhere's resident doctor. Not very reliable.
- Absent-Minded Professor: More specifically, an absent-minded doctor.
- Back-Alley Doctor: Lampshaded by Eustace.Eustace: That darn doctor doesn't know what he's doing!
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: They usually cover his eyes completely.
- Bollywood Nerd: Implied to be Indian.
- "There is nothing I can do, nothing at all."
- "There is nothing to worry about! But there is nothing I can do."
- "Just keep soaking it!"
- "What is up with that?"
- Cloudcuckoolander: He's extremely absent-minded and incompetent.
- Ditzy Genius: Despite all of his incompetence, he has, on occasion, been a great help, like in "Invisible Muriel", where he managed to discover how to return Muriel to normal.
- Einstein Hair: A doctor with gray Einstein-esque hair.
- Funny Foreigner: He's a funny Indian Cloudcuckoolander.
- Mad Doctor: Sometimes. He ranges from "incompetent and unhelpful" to "batshit insane and grossly unqualified."
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: His degree explicitly reads "M.D. Quack".
Voiced by: Billie Lou WattEustace's mother. Rather equally a Jerkass to her son as he is to Courage, she insults Eustace at every opportunity and as a contrast to her son she is nice to Courage. Occasionally she is the antagonist of a few episodes especially when it's something about helping with a company that helps with wigs.
- Abusive Parents: She and her favored son Horst mistreated Eustace.
- Bald of Evil: Covers it up with her wig.
- Bald Woman: Her baldness makes her very insecure.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She hasn't appeared in any episodes after "Scuba Scuba Doo". There's a reason for that.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: She's the CEO of Growth Industries and occasionally does things unethical and/or illegal for her company's sake.
- Evil Matriarch: She is abusive to Eustace and favored his deceased older brother, Horst. It's implied that she's the reason Eustace is how he is.
- Evil Redhead: It's a wig, but whatever.
- Fiery Redhead: Well, she's bald but has a red wig. The "fiery" part still applies, though.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Much like her son, she has glasses and a Lack of Empathy.
- Gonk: "I'm ugly! UGLY! UGLY!"
- Jerkass: Mainly to her son, and to Courage when he gets in the way of her plans.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Minus the justice.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: Much shorter than her son (who is not exactly young, either).
- Morality Pet: Seems to be this for her son Eustace. Ironically, since she's always mean to him.
- Obnoxious In-Laws: To Muriel, so much that she's one of the few people Muriel openly dislikes.
- Opaque Lenses: Much like everyone else in the series, her glasses completely obscure her eyes.
- Pet the Dog: Sometimes she does show her nice side around Courage.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Later episodes after her first appearance seem to have her taking it out at Courage.
Charlie The Mouse
A large delivery mouse who is apparently friends with Courage.
- The Big Guy: He is a bruiser through and through.
- Catchphrase: "No prob."
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's friendly, despite his scary appearance.
- Deus ex Machina: Essentially his purpose in the series.
- Face of a Thug: Not as evil as he seems.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He always wears a vest and a pair of black gloves.
- Instant Home Delivery: Courage usually gets his stuff delivered just sfter a few seconds.
- Nice Mice: He certainly doesn't look nice, but he's friends with Courage and usually helps him in resolving the episode's conflict.
- Recurring Extra: If you see enough episodes you start recognising him.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: He's huge.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Like all cartoon mice, he likes cheese.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Always important to the plot like a postman.
Shirley the Medium
Voiced by: Mary TestaA gypsy chihuahua who is a witch and fortune-teller. She offers help or sells magical objects from her trailer. She is able to place curses on those who cross her (usually Eustace), and Courage has to go find her in order to reverse them.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: She is a green-furred dog.
- Anti-Hero: She can be very helpful unless angered.
- Berserk Button: Being rude to her and swindling her.
- The Cassandra: She often outright warns Eustace not to do something, but he never listens. That's why her catchphrase is pretty much telling him I Told You So.
- "The stupid one, he (insert action Eustace shouldn't have done here), yes?"
- "The stupid one, he's stupid, yes?"
- Deadpan Snarker: Toward Eustace.
- Dogs Are Dumb: Inverted. She is rather intelligent.
- Fortune Teller: Shirley the Medium is a witch and fortune-teller.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: One of the few cartoon animals in the show to wear a full set of clothes.
- Good Is Not Nice: She can be very helpful until she's provoked into cursing the offender.
- Great Gazoo: A female chihuahua who serves as a mystical fortuneteller.
- Gypsy Curse: Puts these on Eustace.
- I Told You So: "The stupid one, he (something she warned Eustace not to do but he did anyway), yes?"
- Karmic Trickster: She's normally a rather nice person when you stay on her good side, and often helps out Courage when he asks. However, if you're mean to her, she'll put a curse on you in a heartbeat, but she'll always leave a loophole for you to get out of them.
- Seen It All: Nothing really seems to faze her and she often knows how to deal with a lot of supernatural things Courage faces.
- Talking Animal: Unlike Courage, she always speaks in fluent English.
A recurring character. A short, bald man.
- Bald of Evil: In "Curtain of Cruelty", though it becomes Bald of Awesome at the end.
- Cool Old Guy: He redeems himself at the end of "Curtain of Cruelty".
- Miniature Senior Citizens: A short old guy.
- Never Trust a Hair Tonic: In "Hothead", Courage sees him using the experimental hair regrowth serum, which gives him the ability to blow up anything that angers him.
- Nice Guy: What he becomes at the end of "Curtain of Cruelty".
- Only One Name: He has no known last name.
Eustace's deceased brother.
- The Ace: He seemed to have been the best at everything, which he liked to rub in Eustace's face.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: He found a cursed golden hat on a remote island.
- Aloof Big Brother: As seen in a flashback, he didn't ever allow his "useless" younger brother to accompany him on hunting trips.
- Always Someone Better: To Eustace. He was favored greatly by his parents, and was an explorer who bested Eustace at everything.
- Big Brother Bully: He turned his little brother into an asshole like him. He even gave him the nickname "Useless".
- Cool Shades: Wears a pair.
- Egomaniac Hunter: He was a hunter and outdoorsman. He would refuse to take Eustace on hunting trips.
- Jerkass: It seems to run in the Bagge family.
- Jerk Jock: He was athletic braggart and very mean to Eustace calling him useless and not a real man like him. Though it seems that he was also more intelligent.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Minus the justice.
- Nice Hat: As part of his explorer outfits.
- Posthumous Character: Although Eustace does contact Horst's soul in the afterlife through Shirley's seance ritual.
- Sinister Shades: Like the rest of his family he wore glasses and like the rest of his family he was evil.
Another recurring character. A Top-Heavy Guy with a square jaw and a large mustache, which is red or white, depending on what character he's playing in the episode.
- Badass Moustache: He has a distinctive red (or white) mustache.
- Blinding Bangs: As a professor, he has a huge pith helmet that covers his eyes.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Turned Up to Eleven as the General (along with his Lieutenant, who's also one of these). They can be seen doing really nonsense things for no reason, such as abusing each other with a gold club and a chest-mounted cannon, as well as playing tug-of-war with a fellow soldier as the rope.
- Commissar Cap: Sports this as a military or police officer.
- Donut Mess with a Cop: In "Courage In The Big Stinkin' City", Courage throws a doughnut at him as a distraction.
- New Job as the Plot Demands: Every time this guy appears, he has a different occupation, and a slightly different appearance. Examples include being a police officer (in both Nowhere and New York City), an archaeology professor, a ship captain, a pilot, the mayor of Nowhere, a US Army general, and a park ranger.
Another recurring extra. A slim lady in a green jumpsuit.
- Awesome Backpack: She always wears a parachute.
The anchorman of Nowhere News. You'll know him as the guy who narrates the show's opening.
- Kent Brockman News: Often appears to report on something unusual.
- Nerves of Steel: Even in a TORNADO he doesn't even do anything CLOSE to panicking.
- No Name Given: He's just known as the news reporter.