Characters / Courage The Cowardly Dog Minor Recurring Characters

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    Nowhere Newsman 
Voiced by: John R. Dilworth

The anchorman of Nowhere News. You'll know him as the guy who narrates the show's opening.
  • Flat Character: He's not given much of a role beyond being the intro's narrator or an occasional reporter.
  • Kent Brockman News: Often appears to report on something unusual for local TV news.
  • Nerves of Steel: Even in a TORNADO he doesn't even do anything CLOSE to panicking.
  • The Narrator: He describes the premise of Courage the Cowardly Dog during every opening sequence.
  • No Name Given: He's never even addressed by any in-universe nickname, let alone by his real name.

    The Computer
Voiced by: Simon Prebble

A helper who is also a bit of a jerk 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.
  • Aroused by Their Voice: Big time. He even sounds like he's orgasming at times.
  • British Stuffiness: He speaks with a British accent.
  • Catchphrase: "You twit."
  • Character Blog: He has a Twitter account, You Twits.
  • Covert Pervert: When Courage accidentally hits a key that presumably causes a bunch of websites with suggestive music to pop up, the Computer asks Courage to press it again after the former gets Muriel to leave the room.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Mega Muriel the Magnificent" and "Hard Drive Courage".
  • Deadpan Snarker: He never misses an opportunity for dry sarcasm or sardonicism.
  • Evil Brit: In "Mega Muriel the Magnificent".
  • Freak Out!: In "Hard Drive Courage" when he gets a computer virus.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He gives advice to Courage, but he's not very nice about it.
  • 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).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The end of his episode "Mega Muriel the Magnificent" particularly suggests this.
  • Mean Brit: He likes to annoy Courage whenever he can.
  • Omniscient Database: Seems to have everything to know on how to help Courage defeat the monsters that invade their home. 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.

    Dr. Vindaloo
Voiced by: Paul Schoeffler

Nowhere's resident doctor (described as "M.D. Quack"). With poor medical skills and even worse observational skills, he tends to pass over clear problems (such as Muriel's massively swollen head) with his "advice" of "just keep soaking it". He's also willing to pass out patient records for large sums of money as shown in "Bad Hair Day". He is shown has a lot of fancy stuff like a pet pink elephant and a submarine as well.
  • Absent-Minded Professor: More specifically, an absent-minded doctor.
  • Back-Alley Doctor: Lampshaded by Eustace. His knowledge and license seem questionable at best.
    Eustace: That darn doctor doesn't know what he's doing!
  • Badass Moustache: Subverted as he's not very badass.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: They usually cover his eyes completely.
  • Bollywood Nerd: Implied to be Indian. Subverted because he's not very bright, and probably not a legitimate doctor either.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "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?"
    • "This is the worst case of [X disease that is clearly not what's happening] I've ever seen."
  • 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.
  • Dressed to Heal: Though much of the time it feels that being dressed to give some useless advice and deny any possible solution would be more appropriate.
  • Einstein Hair: A doctor with gray Einstein-esque hair.
  • Funny Foreigner: He's a funny Indian Cloudcuckoolander who talks with a thick accent.
  • Mad Doctor: Sometimes. He ranges from "incompetent and unhelpful" to "batshit insane and grossly unqualified."
  • Mad Scientist: He did use an ancient creature's bone to try and turn Courage into a giant monster that could save Muriel. Most of the time however he doesn't feel as intelligent enough to be mad.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: His degree explicitly reads "M.D. Quack". He is also awfully easy to buy off, as he was willing to the sell the secrets of his doctor-patient confidentiality regarding Muriel. In "The Transplant" he's willing to use the fossilized bone of a Kangaroo Monster (a kangaroo the size of a T-Rex) in back surgery.

    Di Lung
Voiced by: Tim Chi Ly

A 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.

    Ma Bagge 
Voiced by: Billie Lou Watt

Eustace'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 has something to do with her wig-making company.
  • 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 that are unethical and/or illegal for her company's sake. It helps having many people on her payroll.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She seems to like Courage. Downplayed after her debut episode when she becomes more of a Tsundere. For example in "The Sand Whale Strikes" she's initially friendly to Courage but then spends the rest of the episode mistreating him and even calling him "stupid dog".
  • 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed, but it's implied that she has a love-hate relationship with Eustace, in the rare moments when she's more kind/vulnerable in front of him. However, she prefers to show her "heart of gold" to her son's dog instead.
  • 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.
  • My Beloved Smother: She treats Eustace like Eustace treats Courage. Probably just a coincidence.
  • 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.
  • Parental Favoritism: She cared way more for Horst than Eustace.
  • Pet the Dog: Sometimes she does show her nice side around Courage. This honestly just makes her worse though, because she's more than capable of being a kind person to Eustace, but still treats him like crap just because he isn't Horst. Whenever she treated Courage kindly, she only did it in front of Eustace which hurt his feelings because she never treats him the same way.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Later episodes after her first appearance seem to have her taking it out at Courage.

    Ickett Bagge 
Voiced by: N/A

Euastace's deceased father.
  • Ambiguously Evil: We know next to nothing about his personality, but given that his wife and both their sons are huge Jerkasses, it would be totally unsurprising if we was also an unpleasant person.
  • The Ghost: We only see a photo of him, but he never appears in-person, not even in any of Eustace's childhood flashbacks.
  • Noodle Incident: Long ago, he once stole an accordion from a Sand Whale, leading to an inter-family feud that lasted up to the present day.
  • Posthumous Character: Muriel outright states that he's "no longer with us", while Ma Bagge believes Eustace can't fill up his late father's shoes (both figuratively and literally).
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks exactly like Eustace, down to wearing the same clothes, except Ickett had a big white beard and wore no hat. He's also implied to have a bigger shoe size than Eustace, according to his widow.

    Horst Bagge 
Voiced by: Peter Fernandez

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 along on his hunting trips.
  • Jerkass: It seems to run in the Bagge family.
  • Jerk Jock: He was an 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, talking to him like a phone conversation.
  • Sinister Shades: Like the rest of his family he wore glasses, and like the rest of his family he was evil.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Less so than his brother. Horst looks almost like his dad, but with more muscle, a tan, and no beard.

    Shirley the Medium
Voiced by: Mary Testa

A 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.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "The stupid one, he (insert action Eustace shouldn't have done here), yes?"
    • "The stupid one, he's stupid, yes?"
  • Deadpan Snarker: Toward Eustace.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She goes as far as cursing anyone who is mean to her, although considering it's usually Eustace, it's kinda deserved. Doesn't excuse the fact that she curses Muriel at one point, however.
  • 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?"
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is rather greedy for money, but also very helpful.
  • 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.
  • The Trickster: An archetypal one, she has great powers and the highest intellect from Courage's allies and uses them to punish whoever acts immorally (mostly Eustace).

    Charlie the Mouse 
Voiced by: ???

A large delivery mouse who is apparently friends with Courage.

    Mr. Frith 
Voiced by: ???

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.

    The General and the Lieutenant 
Voiced by: ???

A couple of US Army officers stationed in Nowhere. The General is another variation of the "Mr. Frith" characters, except his mustache is white instead of red. He's often seen talking to (and fighting with) his Lieutenant.

    The Three Government Ninjas 
Voiced by: Earl Boen

Three ninja-like federal agents who assist the General and the Lieutenant.
  • Affably Evil: After they once kidnapped Muriel (who turned invisible due to a magic gem), they try to reassure Courage that she'll be safe and okay.
  • Captain Obvious: "And now he's running away!"
  • Chest Insignia: They have the numbers 1, 2, and 3 on their vests.
  • Cloudcuckoolanders: For special government agents, they are not very lucid (not that their commanding officers are any better).
  • Cool Shades: Fitting for secret agents yet for ninjas not so much.
  • Large Ham: They are as over-the-top as you would expect from movie-ninja stereotypes that they are parodying.
  • Leitmotif: A fast, trumpet-heavy tune plays whenever they show up.
  • The Men in Black: If the US government learns about an invisible old lady or a giant alien squid in the middle of Nowhere, they'll send in these guys to help them capture these strange beings.
  • McNinjas: They are American ninjas.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: They're fond of toast.

Voiced by: John R. Dilworth

A recurring character. A short, bald man.

    Parachute Lady 
Voiced by: Nancy Grabstein

Another recurring extra. A slim lady in a green jumpsuit.
  • Green Eyes: That match with her green jumpsuit.
  • Motor Mouth: She rambles on and on to the Mayan Mummy, so he parachutes out of the plane.
  • No Name Given: Just like the Nowhere Newsman, her actual name is never revealed.
  • Noodle People: She's drawn this way like most normal human characters on the show.