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Voiced by: Paul SchlofflerA fox very reminiscent of a certain Looney Tunes character. Only the fact that he's a fox, has shades, and actually would have gotten his prize if it weren't for a slapstick chase with a certain cowardly dog.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Wears oversized sunglasses.
- Affably Evil: He generally sports a relaxed and laid-back personality, though he sometimes becomes demented when his goals are in danger
- Amusing Injuries: All part of the episode he's in being a Looney Tunes-esque take of the show.
- Born Unlucky: HE thinks he's Born Lucky. He's wrong.
- Butt-Monkey: It goes hand-in-hand with being a Wile E. Coyote Expy.
- Cartoony Eyes/Sphere Eyes: An exaggerated example. Just one of his eyes is as big as his head. No wonder he wears those shades.
- Catchphrase: "Whoo yeah!"
- Cool Shades: To cover his comedically oversized eyeballs.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: Despite the fact that the recipe sounds like a list of what one would throw into witch's cauldron, his Cajun Fox Stew is apparently superb.
- Cunning Like a Fox: He can be sneaky though he fails at being wily enough.
- Curse Cut Short: While inside a slowly sinking steamroller, "That dog is a real pain in the a*blub blub*"
- Evil Is Hammy: He shows a neurotic side whenever something doesn't go the way he wants it.
- Expy: He's similar to Wile E. Coyote in a few ways, particularly in that he's motivated by his appetite.
- Gonk: Without his shades on.
- Hammer Space: How do his eyes fit under his glasses?
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Due to his own bad luck.
- Lean and Mean: One has to wonder how often does he savour the recipes he concocts.
- Leitmotif: His is a cheery harmonica and washboard tune.
- Renaissance Man: He's apparently a good chef, a police fox, an ace pilot, and a very fast runner.
- Rhymes on a Dime: His favorite seems to be "I got a stew to do," since he says it no less than three times.
- Sinister Shades: They cover his bulging, oversized eyes.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Luck man luck.
- Southern Gentleman: Very polite and genteel for a villainous man-eater.
- Strong as They Need to Be: Throughout the episode, he has no trouble lifting Muriel above his head and running at full speed. At the end, he has trouble just lifting Muriel into the pot. Which happens to be what leads him to not winning.
- Sunglasses at Night: The entire cartoon he's in takes place in a day, but he's seen without them only a few times, even in his den.
- To Serve Man: His attempt to stew Muriel is what drives the plot of his episode.
- Voiced by Peter Fernandez
- Dark Is Not Evil: He likes scaring people, but doesn't actually do anything malevolent.
- Impossible Shadow Puppets: He makes these to scare Courage.
- Literal Metaphor: He at first mentions he means Star as in a celebrity. But when Courage suggests becoming the shadow of a real star, he accepts.
- Living Shadow: He gained a life of his own, after the human he was attached to died.
- Mind Screw: Some of the forms he takes are him attempting this on Courage.
- Peek-a-Bogeyman: The first thing he did once he became free was scaring people until he decided that pranking is not what he really wanted to be.
- Villainous Breakdown: Has a comical one after Courage keeps flashing lights at him.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Shadows are after all immaterial.
- Voiced by John R Dilworth
- The Big Guy: To Courage, once they finally become friends.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Duh.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Not a bad guy at all, just a misunderstood monster.
- Ear Ache: At the end of the episode he appears in, after Eustace is chased away by the angry mob, Bigfoot's dragged away by his mom this way while she's lecturing him about wandering away from home.
- Gentle Giant: He seems to have the mentality of a young child.
- Raised by Wolves: Inverted—he was apparently raised by, or at least now lives with, an old human woman who considers him to be her son.
Demon in the Mattress
Demon described as Exactly What It Says on the Tin. When someone sleeps on the bed, he possesses their body by making their skin green, and their hair red. He can only be ousted by an incantation.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Considering he's a demon whose only purpose seems to be possessing people who buy the mattress, he's really got no choice but to be this.
- Conspicuous CGI: The hearse that delivers the mattress.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes. Particularly when Eustace fails through the incantation.
- Demonic Possession: Does this to Muriel, and Eustace in the ending.
- Einstein Hair: Muriel gets them when he takes over her body.
- Evil Is Hammy: See "Faux Affably Evil" below.
- Evil Laugh: One of the most memorable in the series.
- Evil Redhead: While possessing Muriel, it makes her hair turn red.
- Evil Sounds Deep: When possessing Muriel, it gives her a gruff male voice.
- Faux Affably Evil: "It would be lovely...if I could have...a cup...of...TEA!!!"
- Fiery Redhead: Okay the hair isn't technically his, but he is hot-tempered and looks like this while inhabiting her.
- Nightmare Face: On the mattress. Also, the weasel pulls this whenever he hisses.
- Our Demons Are Different: An evil spirit who at first inhabits a mattress.
- Shout-Out: Everything the demon does in Muriel's body is very similar to what happens to the girl in the film The Exorcist.
- Who Writes This Crap?!: Eustace recites this part of the exorcism chant with bewilderment:"Kick 'em in the dishpan, hoo, hoo, hoo?!"
Voiced by: Paul SchoefflerMuriel's nephew. At first glance, he just seems to be a crazy, creepy barber. But deep down he's much worse then that. He speaks in his mind and speaks normally in rhymes, but he has basically an obsession (and possibly a fetish) for cutting every single hair off someone. When he cuts Courage's hair he doesn't stop until just the hair on Courage's tail remains.
- Affably Evil: If he weren't someone who seems to have a strange satisfaction in cutting every single hair on someone you would thing he was just a normal creepy barber that thinks/speaks in rhymes.
- Alliterative Name: More like nickname.
- Anime Hair: Has wild, unkempt hair.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV. Unlike most villains in the show, Fred has never any murderous intent with his actions; it's just a sick fetish he can't resist.
- Bald of Awesome: Appears to be slightly balding.
- The Barber: He's a barber for a living.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: They contribute to his wild appearance.
- Catchphrase: "NAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGHHHTTYYY."
- Cloudcuckoolander: A very mentally disturbed example, but his obsession with shaving people bald, makes him one of the strangest characters in the show.
- Department of Redundancy Department:Eustace: The freak's a barber. A freeeaky barber. With his own freaky barber shop. Where freaky things happen. Freaky barber things!
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: His obsession with shaving heads as a gag looks a lot like a PG analogue of much darker humor.
- Einstein Hair: Indicative of his messiness and ironic for someone who is obsessed with cutting hair.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted with his girlfriend, who left him after he shaved off her hair (he doesn't seem too bothered by this). Implicitly played straight with Muriel, who dotes on him and whom he seems to genuinely like (at least enough to visit her with no apparent ulterior motive, having not known Courage was there until after he entered the house).
- Everyone Has Standards: He refuses to shave Courage's tail, because he considers it "weird."
- Evil Brit: Subverted. He isn't really evil.
- Expy: He is essentially a Lighter and Softer version of Sweeney Todd.
- Fetish: For shaving hair.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Fred gives off many creepy vibes, because he kind of acts like a sex offender.
- Green Eyes: Making him even more exotic looking.
- Harmless Villain: The only "threat" Fred poses is just shaving all the hair off someone, and going about it in a very creepy way.
- Inner Monologue: Most of Fred's dialogue is one. He only speaks a couple times to the other characters, and even then it's just short sentences like "you shouldn't play in the toilet," and "Coouuurage...your haaaiiir."
- Leitmotif: The creepy music box in the background.
- The Mentally Disturbed: Was a patient at the "Home for Freaky Barbers." At the end of the episode, he goes back and he doesn't even understand it that way, calling the orderlies "landlords" and the ambulance "private room".
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Everything about him comes off as extremely creepy.
- Noodle People: He's drawn this way like most normal human characters on the show.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Even though he did nothing but just shave hair, he STILL managed to scare a lot of kids.
- Obliviously Evil: Possibly. He doesn't seem to see his actions as anything worse than "NAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGHHHTTYYY".
- Perpetual Smiler: Wears a constant grin, which adds to his creepiness.
- Poke the Poodle: He was a mentally unstable barber whose major vice was only shaving too much hair off his victims. Still, the show managed to make that really creepy.
- Rhymes on a Dime: Most of his episode is his internal monologue, in which he speaks in rhyme.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He has a very refined and poetic speech pattern, which only highlights his insanity and how differently he perceives the world.
- Sharp Dressed Man: Wears a nice green suit.
- Shout-Out: To Sweeney Todd. He also resembles Beetlejuice.
- Slasher Smile: Although it also looks like a Cheshire Cat Grin.
- Sophisticated as Hell: He speaks in Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness for most of his poem, but one line was "And so I figured 'What the heck?'"
- Traumatic Haircut: Gives one to Courage.
- Verbal Tic: "NAAAAUUUUGHTYYYY..."
- Wicked Cultured: Quite eloquent and well-spoken and dresses in a smart tweed suit.
A creature that moves underground and mainly preys on rabbits. But if it bites a human or perhaps other creatures that survive its bite, they turn into a weremole themselves. The only way to cure a transformation is to get a hair off the original weremole and get it into the affected person's mouth. Presuming you can get lucky enough to get either the Weremole or the victim without getting bitten yourself.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: The Weremole converts Muriel into another weremole, who in turn converts Dr. Vindaloo, who presumably converts or kills Eustace.
- The Brute: As part of the Villain Team-Up in "Ball of Revenge".
- Dumb Muscle: Katz complains about whoever invited a stupid beast like him to join.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: And not afraid to use them.
- Our Werebeasts Are Different: A monstrous mole who is just as nasty as any werewolf.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Weremole has red eyes.
- Villainous Glutton: It consumes a whole rabbit bigger than itself, bites Muriel, and is still hungry. It's a ravenous, feral carnivore, so this sort of thing is to be expected.
Voiced by: Will RyanTwo brother ducks who come to Nowhere. They are on a mission to find their third brother. One of the two tends to lay eggs, the other gets annoyed by this.
- Alien Abduction: They kidnap Muriel and Eustace to attach mind control helmets on them.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: They are blue-feathered alien ducks.
- Anti Villains: Type IV, they never meant any harm in putting Muriel under mind control, they just wanted to free their brother so badly.
- Catchphrase: (laid egg) "I told you to stop doing that."
- Evil Brit: Subverted. They're not evil, they just want to get their brother back.
- Feathered Fiend: Although they're at first antagonistic towards Courage, this is subverted by their sympathetic motives, and they had no intentions of any actual malice.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They may argue, but deep down they really care about each other.
- Mind Control: They use helmets to control Muriel, Eustace, and Courage (although willingly for Courage's case).
- Mr. Seahorse: All of them tend to lay eggs despite being male. They also repeatedly lampshade their own confusion about it.
- Sibling Team: It is shown that they work together as much with the third one as with each other. Not that the team is without it problems.
- Solid Gold Poop: The eggs one of them keeps laying at least seem to be pure gold.
Horst's Box Demon
The demon who lived in the box Eustace's brother left behind.
- Ambiguously Evil: This demon looks quite menacing, but after dragging Eustace into its box, Eustace finds that... He has landed in a huge pile of money, much to his joy. The only problem is that he has nowhere to go to spend it.
- Eldritch Abomination: There's know telling what exactly this thing is, and its hands are the only thing that are visible.
- The Faceless: Only its long, gigantic arms are shown.
- Nothing Is Scarier: WHO KNOWS WHAT THIS THING LOOKS LIKE?!
- Voiced by John R Dilworth
- Anachronism Stew: How does an ancient king get his hands on a record player? Unexplained and Played for Laughs.
- Arson, Jaywalking, and Murder: First he floods your home, then forces you to listen to an annoyingly catchy song, and finally sends a swarm of man-eating locusts after you.
- Catchphrase: "Return the slab, or suffer my curse..."
- Conspicuous CG: Intentionally invoked with King Ramses' character design.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: His second curse is forcing you to listen to a loud yet catchy song. In-universe, it's treated as being worse than flooding the house.
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Eustace repeatedly refuses to return Ramses' slab. After Ramses casts the three curses, Eustace thinks he's got a chance at keeping the slab. Ramses pulls one last curse up his sleeve: he turns Eustace into an engraving on his coffin.
- Evil Redhead: Has three red hairs that move around, seemingly on their own.
- Extreme Omnivore: His locust swarm can devour an entire house before reaching their victims.
- Grail in the Garbage: The tomb slab was thought to be old garbage by Eustace, but it's only when a TV news report says how much it's worth, does Eustace suddenly want to keep it.
- Historical-Domain Character: He can be any one of eleven pharaohs named Ramses.
- Lean and Mean: Has a skeletal appearance.
- Mummy: He's a mummified pharaoh.
- Nefarious Pharaoh: He can cast one hell of a mummy's curse.
- Non-Malicious Monster: Granted he does destroy Courage's house by cursing them but that's because he just wants the slab to return to their rightful place. The only reason the plague even happened is because Eustace stubbornly refuse to give the slab, regardless of the curse inflicted.
- Our Ghosts are Different: He is the spirit of an ancient king.
The Clutching Foot
Voiced by: Paul SchoefflerMobster-like foot fungus monster that is created from a strange infection that overwhelms Eustace. The Big Toe is the mob boss, while all the rest are followers with no different personalities except maybe for the Pinky Toe.
- The Brute: To itself, oddly enough, as it is a gang of 5 all in one, and does the heavy lifting itself.
- "Yeah, see."
- "Or the fat lady gets it!"
- The Ditz: The Pinky Toe. Compared to the Big Toe who is the schemer and the three middle toes who have no personality, he's a bit slow on the uptake.
- Enemy Without: He was originally Eustace's foot. But in his second appearance, he shows up as his own entity. This is technically impossible, but considering the series...
- Eyes Always Shut: All the toes appear to be squinting.
- The Mafia: Acts and sounds like a mobster from the Prohibition/Depression era.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The big toe talks like Edward G. Robinson.
- The Runt at the End: The Pinky toe.
- Stating the Simple Solution: Pinky Toe suggested they Just Shoot Him in "Ball of Revenge", and was reprimanded by the other 4 toes.
- Toilet Humor: Whenever he squeezes Muriel, she farts.
The Hunchback Of Nowhere
A grotesque hunchbacked man with a heart of gold who visited the Bagges one night.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He's a dark green color, which clashes with his red hair.
- Bald of Awesome: In sharp contast to Eustace. While Eustace takes the mere fact that he's bald as an insult and flies into a rage, in the same scene the Hunchback takes far worse insults with polite grace and serenity.
- Expy: Is a walking Shout-Out to The Hunchback of Notre Dame, right down to being a bellringer as a hobby.
- Face of a Thug: Though he's certainly not really a thug.
- The Grotesque: Is exaggeratedly ugly, to outright Gonk levels - however, his sheer goodness and good-natured enthusiasm propel him into still being a kind of Ugly Cute despite this through personality alone.
- Nice Guy: In fact, one of the nicer characters Courage has met in the entire series. He also holds the distinction of being the only character besides Muriel to stand up to Eustace on Courage's behalf.
- Renaissance Man: He's a musician, an acrobat, and a shadow puppeteer.
- Walking the Earth: His way of living. He leaves the Bagge farm with good feelings seeing that there are still kind people out there.
The Goose God
Voiced by: Paul SchoefflerA god who is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. He desires love and a worthy queen to be wed to. He gets a crush on Muriel and tries to take her as her queen. At least until he hears the sound of the horn of Eustace's truck.
- Anything That Moves: He's a bird god who wants to get with a human, and later a motor vehicle. Which, due to a later Call-Back, seems to have stayed a functional relationship. Sounds about right, considering.
- Evil Is Hammy: He talks like a Shakespearean actor and gesticulates like an opera singer.
- Evil Sounds Deep: A rather impressive baritone, as befitting a goose god.
- Expy: Of the Greek god Zeus. He even has the same lust for mortal women.
- Feathered Fiend: A bird who isn't exactly evil, but is definitely a jerk.
- Green Thumb: He can create an endless field of flowers.
- Immortality Immorality: He ultimately decides to kidnap Muriel when he can't when her over, because he feels like it's his right as a god.
- Interspecies Romance: His episode centers around him trying to woo Muriel. He later settles for a pickup truck though. Then again he is a deity, so the goose is merely his chosen form, and the interspecies is between divine and mortal.
- Jerk with the Heart of a Jerk: He refuses to take Muriel's "no" for an answer.
- Jerkass God: He's a deity who feels entitled to whomever he lusts after.
- Large Ham: From his hyper-dramatic soliloquies to his ridiculously showy attempts to impress Muriel, nothing this guy does is subtle.
- Odd Job Gods: He's basically a divine bird-man, who's apparently the God of Gooses.
- Physical God: A cartoony Zeus parody, to be exact. Also a goose for whatever reason.
- Rhymes on a Dime: Not only in his dialogue, but also in the poem and the song he writes for Muriel.
- Shock and Awe: Can form and throw lightning bolts at will.
- Smug Snake: As you might expect from a god, he has nothing but contempt for mortals. With the exception of Muriel.
- Toothy Bird: Has a rather disturbing toothy grin, despite being a goose. Justified in this case, since he's not actually a bird, just a god that looks like one.
- Wicked Cultured: Writes music and poetry and sings opera. Also kind of a jerk.
Queen of the Black Puddle
A siren/succubus-like monster who lives in a black puddle. She lures in men to her puddle and eats them.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: A blue-skinned humanoid demon.
- Beauty Is Bad: She's gorgeous, but also a temptress and a cannibal.
- "OW! Wait 'til I get outta here, I'll getcha...!"
- Dark Chick: Particularly when she teams up with some of the other villains of the show.
- Enemy Mine: Despite wanting to eat Eustace earlier, later on she agrees to forming an alliance with him against Courage.
- Femme Fatale: Uses seduction to lure her prey.
- Horny Devils: A G-Rated example.
- Humanoid Abomination: She usually resembles a human woman, until she prepares to eat someone.
- Lean and Mean: She's very skinny.
- Literal Maneater / To Serve Man: She preys on human men.
- Making a Splash: She is a water spirit, and has the ability to appear from any source of water.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: In her monster form.
- One-Winged Angel: Once she's ready to eat her victim, she becomes much less pretty.
- Our Demons Are Different: The Computer outright calls her a sea demon.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: She lives underwater and takes on an angler-like form when Courage comes to rescue Eustace.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is incredibly long.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Combined with her outfit, it makes for Red and Black and Evil All Over.
- The Vamp: She seduces Eustace into her lair, but only so she can eat him alive. Literally.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can change from water, into a human-like form, or into a hideous monster. And at the end of the episode, she turns into a dog-like form to try to seduce Courage when he's taking a bath.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is a bluish purple.
Errol van Volkheim
- Voiced by Peter Fernandez
- Film Felons: Volkhiem and Tarantella posed as ordinary filmmakers, killing people to create snuff films.
- I'm a Humanitarian: As they are zombies after all, Errol and Benton attempted to eat Muriel.
- Karma Houdini: Seriously, how does a murderer of 12 people get released on "good behavior", while his partner rotted in prison for the rest of his life? And when he returns as a zombie, we can see that he's still evil as ever.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His name and vaguely German-ish accent are based on real-life silent movie director Erich von Stroheim.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Like Tarantella, Volkheim retains his intelligence and personality as a zombie, but also gains a taste for human flesh.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Courage manages to foil their evil plot by editing the film script, so they release Muriel unharmed. Tarantella and Volkheim argue, and then they leave the house on their separate ways.
- Serial Killer: When they were still alive, Volkheim helped Tarantella murder 12 people. But Volkheim somehow got paroled from prison though.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He doesn't even return during Tarantella's second episode.
The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable, Lovable Duckling
A baby duck who hatches from an egg on a cooking pot, who develops a love for Eustace. So much so, that he tries to eliminate the one person who likes Eustace just as much as he does: Muriel.
- Ax-Crazy: The Duckling basically just acts out on his violent impulses.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He acts cute and sweet whenever it serves him.
- Creepy Child: Actually, a creepy duckling.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He has a very childlike love for Eustace, to the point of jealous hatred against the man's wife.
- Evil Laugh: While he's tying Muriel to a rocket, he lets out one of these.
- Feathered Fiend: Yet another evil and wicked bird, much like Le Quack or the Chicken from Outer Space.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His own rocket that was meant to blast Muriel to the moon.
- Ironic Nickname: He's not actually precious, wonderful, adorable, or lovable. At all.
- Jerkass: He is very nasty towards Courage and Muriel (whenever she isn't looking).
- Killer Rabbit: Despite being a baby duck, he was willing to send an old lady to the moon!
- Murder the Hypotenuse: He's plotting to get rid of Muriel in order to have Eustace all to himself.
- Overly Long Name: His Ironic Nickname.
- Parental Substitute: He views Eustace as his "mother". Though of course, Eustace doesn't know or care about this.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: He pulls of feats of strength on par with Courage, despite only being about knee-high to him.
- Slasher Smile: Particularly during his many attempts to kill Muriel.
- Toothy Bird: Like Le Quack, he also has teeth.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: To get Courage in trouble.
- Yandere: Platonic, but very extreme example.
A chef and owner of a hamburger restaurant. It seems that the meat he cooks with is made out of humans who have previously visited the place.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal
- Bilingual Bonus: "Jeanbon" is a pun on "jambon," which means "ham" in French.
- Demoted to Extra: After his first initial appearance.
- Happily Married: We haven't seen his wife since his debut episode, though.
- Nice Guy: A friendly host to his customers, even if he can be pretty creepy.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Courage's over-active imagination makes him think he's a man-eater. But he's not, just a kindly and somewhat creepy cook with a passion for making meat sculptures.
- To Serve Man: This gets subverted. He's not actually a man-eating pig.
Large group of living eggplants that believe Muriel is a great evil that must be extinguished. But they won't attack until they are ordered by The Great Eggplant to do so. They become nicer when water finally drops and their vines grow.
- G-Rated Drug: Water mellows them out.
- Heel–Face Turn: They become more benevolent when the soil becomes more wet.
- Nice Hat: Bob O'Gonoush and Ratatoullie. The latter has a Commissar Cap, the former has a strange-looking toque.
- Plant People: They are anthropomorphic vegetables after all.
- Shout-Out: The Great Eggplant may be directly or indirectly be based on The Great Pumpkin.
- Take a Third Option: Once they capture Muriel, they can't agree whether to fry or grill her and only reach a consensus when one eggplant says, "Why don't we bake her?"
- To Serve Man: They intend to cook and eat Muriel.
The Great Fusilli
An alligator stage owner that finds people wishing to make famous stage stars/actors and make him puppets on his stage for an audience that actually isn't even there. When they act on stage, strings come down from the masks and transforms them into puppets.
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: An anthropomorphic crocodile with a hat and a cape.
- Con Man: He tricks people into joining him as actors, with promises of fame and fortune.
- Deal with the Devil: He convinces people to sign on with him, promising to make them stars, but really intending to turn them into puppets.
- Evil Is Hammy: He acts very dramatic, not only because he's a stageowner, but because he's evil as heck.
- Evil Laugh: Of course, this is something of a trademark for Cummings. He lets out a long, powerful laugh as his stage is turning Muriel and Eustace into puppets.
- Evil Puppeteer: A travelling puppeteer who manipulates people into joining him so he can turn them into puppets.
- Hellish Pupils: His pupils are noticeably slit-shaped. They lend him a sinister glare that is absolutely fitting for his wicked personality.
- High Collar of Doom: His Ominous Opera Cape includes a pink collar that, along with his wide hat, completely covers the back of his head.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His own stage turns him into a puppet.
- Lean and Mean: He has a barrel chest that tapers down to an extremely tiny waist.
- Living Doll Collector: He turns people into puppets and keeps them hung up backstage.
- Lizard Folk: He is an anthropomorphic crocodile.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: To be expected from an alligator/crocodile.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: This crocodile proves to be one of the most vile antagonists in the show.
- Nice Hat: Wears a wide-brimmed blue hat with a purple band and a long white feather.
- Ominous Opera Cape: Wears a long purple cape, fitting for such a dramatic stage actor. Of course, it's also fitting considering how evil he is.
- People Puppets: His stage literally turns people into puppets. This is also how he meets his end.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Implied. The way he "plays" with puppet-ified Muriel and Eustace is reminiscent of a cruel kid, and the fact that there are so many unused puppets backstage indicates that he just throws them there when he's done playing with them. Also, he's terrified of ghosts.
- Purple Is Powerful: His cape and collar are purple.
- Sadist: What else do we call someone who enjoys turning everyone he meets into lifeless objects/toys for him to play with, and feels good as the master puppeteer of corpses?
- Wicked Cultured: Apparently has an artistic bent, despite being a psychopath.
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: His shifty yellow eyes are an early hint that he's bad news.
The Magic Tree Of Nowhere
A magic tree that granted whatever the person near it wished for from its branches that grew near the Bagges once... until Eustace cut it down out of spite.
- Benevolent Genie: He can give Courage and Muriel anything they want.
- Face Death with Dignity: He knows Eustace will chop him down, but he doesn't look visibly worried about it.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He knows he'll eventually be chopped down. But offers his leaves in making a remedy that'll cure Muriel.
- Laser-Guided Karma: The Tree seems to inflict this on Eustace, by inflating his head like what happened to Muriel.
- Literal Genie: Eustace said he wished Muriel had a bigger head while going through his rant about the Tree. Guess what Muriel got.
- Make a Wish: He has the power to grant wishes. And usually does a good job of it.
- Synchro-Vox: His mouth is live-action, while the rest of him is animated.
- Wise Tree: Besides granting wishes, he gives advice to Courage.
A robot from a whole planet of militaristic robots, who acts differently from the rest. Instead of wanting to destroy things, he wants to pick up a hobby/job of making wooden reindeer. He is at first ridiculed for this, but when it turns out to be a great business, he is more accepted when he gets back to his planet.
- Alien Invasion / Robot War: Randy's people invade other planets for a living. He's given the task of finding a planet to conquer in order to prove his worth; so he chooses Earth. He never moves beyond seizing the Bagge farmlands though.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Ironic that he makes them, no. In fact he's also red colored... hmm.
- Companion Cube: His wooden reindeer dolls.
- Disintegrator Ray: His head is a dome that contains a large laser cannon, which he uses to incinerate Eustace multiple times.
- Genius Bruiser: Despite being a giant, destructive robot, he's rather gifted when it comes to woodcarving.
- Humongous Mecha: He's a giant alien war robot, though fully autonomous.
- I Just Want to Be Special: He's not really interested in invading other worlds like his fellow robots, he just wants to whittle and make reindeer dolls.
- Large Ham: Due to his voice actor doing a rather dramatic Christopher Walken impression.
- Made a Slave: He enslaves the Bagge family and forces them to build statues of his likeness.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: He may not be as impressive as the other robots, but in Nowhere, he's still a Humongous Mecha with lasers.
- Shout-Out: His entire speech and mannerisms are a shout out to Christopher Walken.
An anthropomorphic cockroach who invites the Bagge family to a dusty hotel room in New York City, where just on the wall is a small mouse door that has something in there that is never directly known as all that's left of its victims are bones. Schwick is also a wanted criminal, and to hide his tracks he hires Courage to deliver a present to a scary apartment with rooms full of horrible things (one including a certain Violin Girl).
- Berserk Button: Calling him "Buschwick".
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: An anthropomorphic cockroach.
- Brooklyn Rage: "Bushwick" is also the name of a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City.
- The Comically Serious: A large part of his appeal is that he is always speaking in a conspicuous and sinister tone even while participating in a hair-length contest with Eustace or changing a danger sign with a skull to a not be afraid one with a smiling face.
- Con Man: As shady as they come.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Not "Buschwick". Just "Schwick".
- Fat Bastard: Fat and very, very much a crook.
- Goofy Print Underwear: Amusingly beneath his gross cockroach skin.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much for his rough and violent temper to be seen.
- Nothing Is Scarier: "Ya d'wanna know what made dese bones..."
- Obviously Evil: The funniest thing about him is that he couldn't look more guilty if he tried. He is a giant cockroach with a shifty and street-smart attitude who lurks in a dark alley, tries to avoid being noticed and tries to entice them and only Courage is even close to suspicious.
A deranged and confused burglar who is very prone to mood swings and personality shifts. Sometimes he's convinced that the Bagges are his own relatives.
- Affably Evil: When he thinks that the Bagges are his family.
- Ax-Crazy: The crazy part of this criminal speaks for itself though Fishcrazy would be more accurate.
- Badass Normal: He was one of the very few antagonists on the show that was nothing more than a normal human. A terminally confused human wielding a fish, but a human nonetheless.
- Blatant Burglar: He is never seen wearing anything other than his domino mask and burglary clothing even when he gives up this way of living.
- Cloudcuckoolander: To the point where even Muriel agrees with her husband that he's nuts.
- His major goal in life (which he eventually succeeded in) was to be an electric eel masseuse. Yeah.
- Domino Mask: He never gets up without it.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In "The Shadow Of Courage".
- Evil Brit: In his "hardened criminal" form. Subverted in his other form.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Complete with "chin-butt".
- The Mentally Disturbed: On a comparable level to Fred.
- Nice Hat: A knit hat to fit his burglar outfit.
- Perma-Stubble: He is always slightly unshaven like your typical prisoner.
- Shamu Fu: His Weapon of Choice.
- Split Personality: One's a hardened criminal. The other is an Affably Evil bandit who thinks the Bagges are his relatives and partners in crime.
Bananas that took over the world when Courage and the Bagges went a thousand years into the future against their will.
- Banana Republic: Literally. Their leader even uses this term to describe their nation.
- Irony: They have a ruler called the Banana-Llama who turns out to be a monkey playing them so he can eat them.
- Plant People: Like the eggplants, they are anthropomorphic fruits after all.
- Ridiculous Future Inflation: "$8,000,000 for a salami?!"
The Banana Suit Dealer
A strange banana man who is basically a drug dealer.
A mummy who was once the royal baker for a Mayan queen, who was a past incarnation of Muriel. He came back recognizing Muriel as the Mayan Queen, and Eustace as the Royal Pubbah, and looks for revenge.
- Body Horror: The description of his torture. Including his mouth sewn shut. And keep in mind the steps that go into the mummification process.
- Mis-blamed: In-universe. It was the Royal Pubbah who caused him to be mummified, as he was stealing cookies behind the queen's back, and the baker had tried to stop him. Once Courage has the scene re-enacted (via hypnosis), only this time ending with the Pubbah revealed as the culprit, does he finally find peace.
- Mummy / Our Zombies Are Different: A rare Mesoamerican example.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: All that can be seen of his face are glowing red eyes.
- Show Some Leg: Hilariously used on Di Lung and it worked, despite the fact that the sexy leg obviously belonged to a centuries-old rotting corpse.
- The Unintelligible: Due to having been dead and mummified.
A vacuum salesman who actually uses his products to capture people for experiments with his many products.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: He is a purple-furred gerbil.
- Ax-Crazy: His acts of mad science and insane vigilante action say it all.
- Con Man: A door-to-door salesman who intends to kidnap would-be customers.
- Fish Eyes: They're slightly different sizes too. It's somewhere between creepy and Ugly Cute.
- For Science!: Performs all sorts of torturous experiments on humans, just to satisfy his curiosity. Some of his dialogue implies that he used to be a lab rat, so he might be doing it for revenge.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: A plaid top-coat, a bowtie, and a bowler hat, but no pants.
- Honest John's Dealership: A vacuum salesman is a dubious profession as it is, but for him its a front to kidnap people for experimentation.
- Mad Scientist: He kidnaps humans to experiment on them with his consumer products. He implies that this is revenge for the same being done to him in the past.
- Nice Hat: A derby that's a bit too small for his head.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Or at least he would be if he wasn't so...unnerving.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: He's about the same height as Courage.
- Seldom-Seen Species: How many other gerbils have you seen in media?
- Smug Snake: "It's Doctor, actually. Dr. Gerbil."
- Southern-Fried Genius: An impressive Mad Scientist with...is that a Dixie accent?
- Wicked Cultured: A man of science with a refined bearing and genteel mannerisms. He's also freaking insane.
Mustafa al Bacterius
A microscopic alien who tried to prevent the Bagges from fixing the sun.
- Fish Eyes: His eyes are crossed.
- Gag Nose: He has a bulbous nose.
- Gonk: He's pretty ugly.
- Knight Templar: He believes that Earthlings have no right to mess with the natural order of outer space.
- Mind Control: He hijacks Muriel's brain to sabotage their mission.
- Solar CPR: His episode centered around this.
Katz's Mutant Jam
A recipe of sentient jam that Katz cooks up in order to terrorize his rival in a cook-off, Muriel.
A clan of hooded men who guard the Hat of Gold Eustace tried to get his mitts on in one episode.
- Eyes Always Shut: It's not clear if they're doing that on purpose or they're suppose to be some sort of East Asian sect.
- Fat Bastards: Perhaps implied that they are very gluttonous for people who chose an ascetic way of living.
- Gag Nose: All of them have bulbous noses that poke rather conspicuously out of their hoods.
- Gonks: They're pretty odd-looking even for this show.
- Hypocritical Humor: They hate vanity, but as shown at the end of the episode, they are rather vain.
A mean-spirited captain who mans the ship the Bagges use to see Carmen the sea monster (see below). Little do the Bagges know he's trying to capture Carmen.
- Ax-Crazy: He's obsessed with hunting a sea monster who is actually harmless.
- Beard of Evil: Like a pirate stereotype.
- Con Man: He offers a free peaceful river cruise to the Bagge family, only to have them shanghaied into becoming his crew.
- Large Ham / Evil Is Hammy: To the point of drooling.
- Eyepatch of Power: Wouldn't look like a pirate without it.
- Hook Hand: Seriously he is like a sketch from a child's drawing book about pirates.
- Jerkass: He abuses his crew, especially Courage. He's also a jerk for trying to kill Carmen.
- Nice Hat: Oh just guess what kind of hat that is.
- Pirate: He turns out to be a river pirate, rather than a cruise boat captain.
- Seadog Beard: Really by now no explanations need to be given. Ahab ahem.
- Talk Like a Pirate: What else could he talk like, a nanny?
The aforementioned sea monster.
- Cyclops: She has a single large eye.
- Dark Is Not Evil: All she really wanted was for someone to listen to her sing. Her 'attack' on the boat could also be seen as merely playing, as she doesn't seem to intentionally cause damage. And once Muriel and Courage have listened to her sing, she tows them back up the river.
- Meaningful Name: She sings the signature song from the opera Carmen.
- Sea Monster: She's a massive red sea serpent with one eye.
- Vocal Dissonance: A big and scary sea monster who also happens to have a beautiful singing voice.
A giant, prehistoric kangaroo. In one episode, Eustace and Courage turn into these after receiving bone transplants from the remains of this ancient creature.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Kangaroo Eustace even gets to kidnap Muriel and go on a rampage through cities around the world.
- Body Horror / Transformation Horror: A prehistoric kangaroo bone was the cause of everything.
- Kangaroo Pouch Ride: Eustace takes Muriel for one.
- Takes One to Kill One: Courage turns himself into one to fight Eustace.
- Villainous Legacy: The Kangaroo Monster itself has already become extinct; the main conflict in the episode centers on Eustace becoming the Kangaroo Monster as a result of the surgical implant.
An alien who tries to extract the essence of kindness from Muriel for his master in one episode.
- Emotion Eater: He can drain one's kindness into a liquid form, which he then gives to his master for some kind of galactic domination scheme.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Like many other villains, he fools Muriel and Eustace with a poor disguise (in his case, a fedora and trenchcoat). Despite how painfully obvious it is that he isn't human.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Meant to make he resemble "It" from A Wrinkle in Time. Neither are pleasant beings.
- Verbal Tic: "Yes."
Eustace portrayed as a villainous cowboy who wielded a whip in an Imagine Spot for a story Muriel was reading.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: After becoming a zombie, his skin is green.
- Bastard Boyfriend: Is completely entitled to Minnie, declaring her as his girl despite her protests.
- The Dreaded: Almost everyone in the Wild West city is afraid of him to the point that once word spread that The Whip has returned, they immediately high-tail themselves outta the city.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and is just as mean as Eustace.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Inverted: he has Eustace's impressive jawline, but he's a villain.
- Lean and Mean: Skinny and very unpleasant like Eustace.
- Opaque Lenses: His glasses' lenses are not transparent.
- Our Zombies Are Different: He's a revenant (sapient zombie).
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Much like Eustace. Unlike Eustace, he's explicitly evil.
- Whip It Good: He does this towards the entire majors in the city.
- Zorro Mark: Leaves whip-marks in the shape of a "W".
A rather gentlemanly anthropomorphic weevil who treats his hosts seemingly well, but he actually drinks their vital fluids slowly to feed himself. If you're a Dragon Ball Z fan, it reminds you a lot of a certain other nightmarish insect-like creature. Only Weevil's is even slower.
- Affably Evil: Acts very polite.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: He's a 6-foot-tall insect. After Courage defeats him, he turns into a normally tiny weevil.
- Big Eater: He "drinks" people's body fat. He also seems to enjoy boiled broccoli, to the extent that he'll eat it even if it's rancid and been between his toes for a week.
- The Butler Did It: He's posing as a butler just so he can eat Eustace and Muriel.
- Catchphrase: "I don't want to impose..."
- Con Man: He's most likely not actually a butler, just a rather sophisticated imposter.
- Evil Brit: Sounds like a classic English gentleman.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Especially odd because he's wearing full evening dress otherwise. Just no pants.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Courage tricks him into rather grossly drinking his own body fat.
- The Jeeves: His species name is even "Jeeves Weevil."
- Lean and Mean: With blood though he satisfies his Horror Hunger.
- Nice Hat: A top hat.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has red eyes.
- Sharp Dressed Man: He dresses like a quintessential gentleman, aside from the fact that he's really a big bug.
- Smug Snake: He never loses his smarmy tone or haughty confidence, except at the very end when Courage finally figures out how to beat him.
- Wicked Cultured: His refined dress and manners are just a cover for the fact that he's a life-stealing insect.
A ghost who haunted the Bagge household one day to torment Muriel and Eustace in order to destroy their marriage.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Practically all her murder attempts.
- Evil Is Hammy/Large Ham: She is a pretty loud (and mouthy) presence.
- Fat Bastard: She must have been a rather portly woman in life.
- Heel–Face Turn: Kind of. After learning it was actually Ma Bagge's ancestor who killed her husband, she stops tormenting Muriel and switches gears to Ma Bagge.
- Living Shadow: Looks like one of these.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Once Eustace and Muriel reconcile, "I sense a disturbance in the force!"
- Our Ghosts are Different: Appears as a black and shadowy phantom.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: It really was the great great aunt of someone in the Bagge family who murdered her husband, it just wasn't Muriel's, or even Eustace's.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: She can get pretty pissed off.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She harasses Muriel, because she blames her ancestor for her husband's murder.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Turns out she Mis-blamed Muriel, it was Mama Bagge who was responsible for her scorn.
- Unfinished Business: A family vendetta she started.
- Violent Glaswegian: She is apparently Scottish.
- You Killed My Husband: Tries to ruin Muriel's marriage because she thinks her great great aunt fed her husband to the Loch Ness Monster. It was actually Ma Bagge's great great aunt though.
The Harvest Moon Spirit
A spirit who warns the family (especially Eustace) that something must grow on the farm "or else".
- Bald of Evil: Has no hair, but it does have a very nightmarish presence.
- Black Eyes of Evil: There is no light in those eyes, the devil's eyes..
- Catchphrase: "Get... ouuuuut."
- Deadpan Snarker: To Eustace.
- Demon Head: It manifests as just a head actually.
- Evil Albino: It isn't really a mortal to suffer from albinism but its form invokes this.
- Large Ham: It wouldn't have been complete without a thundering presence.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Incredibly deep, even sounding nightmarish.
- Flying Face: He's a big, floating head.
- Genius Loci: The spirit's power was causing the entire household itself to attack Eustace and Muriel.
- Medium Blending: A real live action head was used to make him, adding a filter over him to make him look spookier.
- Mind over Matter: Uses telekinesis on household objects to attack and intimidate the Bagges.
The Sand Whale
A sand whale who has a vendetta against Eustace's father Ickett for stealing his accordion. In which it has become a family heirloom according to Eustace's mother.
An depressed scientist who created cannonballs that can put anybody in a negative mood. He uses his moving tower that has tons of cannons to fire them around town. He has a pet rat that he simply calls Rat.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He has green skin to reflect his sorrowful mood. But after he eats Muriel's plums, it changes to a healthy natural color to showcase his newfound happiness.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: They take up a good third of his face.
- Creepy Crossdresser: Downplayed, but he wears high heels.
- Evil Laugh: When he does laugh, its a textbook example.
- Evil Sounds Deep: One of the deepest voices in the show. And very evil.
- The Eeyore: He suffers from severe depression.
- Heel–Face Turn: After eating Muriel's "happy plums", he becomes a cheerier and nicer person.
- Lean and Mean: Short, thin, and deeply unhappy.
- Meaningful Name: "Zalost" means "sorrow" or "sadness" in Slavic languages.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He notably loses them when he loses his depression.
- Sad Scientist: But he just wants a hug.
- Sore Loser: He and Courage get into a round of Hangman. Courage manages to correctly guess the word. He growls that Courage cheated and fires a cannon at him. (To clarify, it was a four letter word with two "O"s as vowels and he had a cannon as an obvious clue).
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Because of his extreme depression, he decides that everyone else in Nowhere should become as miserable as he is."If I can't be happy, then no one can be happy!"
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His is a rather sickly red-violet color.
Dr. Zalost's assistant.
- A Dog Named "Dog": A rat named Rat.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Inverted. He's pretty good at doing Zalost's dirty work, but he's awful at doing the one thing that Zalost really wants him to do: giving hugs.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Just like his master. Unlike his master, he keeps them when he's turned good.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: He's pretty large for a rat to begin with, being about the same size as Courage. After getting hit with one of Zalost's unhappy cannonballs, he grows into a huge monster. After getting hit again with a happy cannonball, he shrinks down to a baby.
- Silent Snarker: Never says a word, but his contempt for Zalost is made perfectly clear by the annoyed groaning sounds he makes.
- You Dirty Rat!: A rat assisting Dr. Zalost in robbing everyone of happiness.
Maria and Mano Ladrones
Maria is a Mexican thief who crossed paths with the Bagges once. Her partner-in-crime, Mano, is a disembodied hand.
- Beauty Mark: Maria has one on her cheek.
- Big Beautiful Woman: Maria is an overweight woman.
- Bilingual Bonus: "Mano" means "hand" in Spanish while "Ladrones" means crooks.
- Con Woman: Maria. She takes advantage of Muriel's good nature to assume her identity, then frame her for a theft she committed.
- Criminal Doppelgänger: Maria is a criminal who looks like Muriel.
- Evil Counterpart: Invoked. Maria changes her appearance to look like Muriel to frame her.
- Evil Hand: Mano is just a large, disembodied hand.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: How did they think she was Muriel? She has no glasses, darker skin, a Beauty Mark, and red eyes!
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Maria. Though her eyes are more of an orangish-red, it's still close enough to count as this trope.
A robot half-sphere with a color scheme like Courage's, made by Di Lung in order to make "better dog". It does everything right that Courage can do. Courage challenges it to a fight when it starts ruining and taking over his life, and wins by pure endurance and determination.
- Always Someone Better: Subverted as it is a machine, and it has to run out of juice sooner or later.
- Evil Counterpart: A mechanical Courage without any of the love of the real Courage.
- Jerkass: It has no remorse for any of Courage's pain, beating him within an inch of his life. To the point where it's arguably one of the most hateful villians on the show.
- Robot Dog: Designed to be a perfect "dog", despite barely looking like one.
- Robot Me: A robotic counterpart to Courage. Although the only paralells between the two are their color schemes.
- Robot Names: Mecha-Courage.
The Raccoon Twins
Two violent raccoon who terrorized Courage and the Bagges when they went camping.
- Dark Is Not Evil: They're pretty damn mean, but not evil.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Their eye colours.
- Nightmare Fetishists: They enjoy scary movies.
- Rascally Raccoons: Their pranks are a bit more mean-spirited than is normal, but it fits.
- Ridiculously Cute Critters: Especially when they're watching a movie with Muriel.
- Shout-Out: Possibly to the Twins from Peter Pan, who were both dressed as raccoons. Their designs are this to Avery, a racoon from a rather obscure Dilworth short made for preschoolers (yes, you read right).
An old singer whom Eustace was a big fan of. His spirit is trapped in a record, and he comes out when played. He sought a victim to replace himself as a prisoner to his music.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He has light purple skin.
- Catchphrase: "DRAAAAAGSVIIIILE..."
- Disco Dan: He seems to come from a long time ago, probably the mid-20th century, when Eustace was young.
- Evil Redhead: He is pretty ruthless, which may explain why Shirley imprisoned him.
- Sharp Dressed Man: Always dressed for a concert.
- Slasher Smile: He always has this big and unnatural grin, which makes him look both fake and unctuous, especially when he imprisons old ladies to save his skin.
- Totally Radical: "Groovy-yo, daddy yo!"
The Storm Goddess and Duncan
A weather goddess who lost her dog, Duncan. She mistakes Courage for her lost pet. Chaos ensues.
- Blow You Away: She can cause windstorms when angered.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: She has tan brown skin, but also a head of red hair.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: When the Storm Goddess tries to dognap Courage, Muriel isn't afraid to argue with her over him.
- Dogs Are Dumb: Duncan, who is seen mindlessly licking the God Bone.
- Evil Redhead: Not really evil, just very stubborn.
- Fiery Redhead: She is definitely very short-tempered.
- Humanoid Abomination / Physical God: She is of course an anthropomorphic goddess.
- Identical Stranger: Resembles the show's Parachute Girl. The cartoon really liked reusing character designs.
- Impossibly Delicious Food: The God Bone, which no dog can resist licking.
- Jerkass Gods: She tears through the Bagge farmhouse in search of her dog, with no regard to who gets hurt.
- Lean and Mean: The goddess and Duncan are both exceptionally thin and not very nice.
- Noodle People: Much like the Parachute Girl, who she greatly resembles.
- Personal Raincloud: Follows her around everywhere, and changes the weather it produces depending on her mood. Makes sense, considering she's a storm goddess.
- Sassy Black Woman: Not a traditional example, but she's very argumentative.
A thin man who like other portrayals of the Sandman, is like the god of sleep. However he has a problem trying to sleep, that even his herd of sheep can not get him to lie down. So he chooses to take Muriel's deep sleep literally from under her nose.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He has blue-gray skin.
- Badass Cape: A high-collared affair that looks really cool when he flies with it.
- Domino Mask: A classic, eyes-whited-out version. Who he'd need to protect his identity from is an open question.
- Evil Brit: Subverted. He's not evil, he just wants to be able to sleep.
- Lean and Mean: Very thin and the antagonist of his episode. But he's not a bad guy; he just really wants to get some sleep.
- Nice Hat: A pointy wizard-esque hat.
- Nice Shoes: A pair of pointy elfin shoes.
- Noodle People: It's particularly notable when he flies, and his whole body flaps in the wind like a limp noodle.
- Pointy Ears: Much like everything else on him, really. It's meant to give him a fey, elfin look.
- The Sleepless: His scheme is mainly because he can't sleep himself.
- Smug Snake: He comes off this way when Courage meets him, mostly because he's a little pissed that he was woken up from his first sleep in years.
The Computer Virus
A sentient malware program who plagues The Computer one day and somehow takes Muriel hostage.
Wandering valkyries who mistake Muriel as their lost sister.
- Brawn Hildas: All of them. Being opera singing Valkyries, this is to be expected.
- Fat Girls: The mythical valkyries weren't skinny by any means, but these take it to the next level.
- Grossup Close Up: Of one of the Valkyries' fist.
- Leitmotif: Take a wild guess.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: The Missing Valkyrie and a Troll, who are supposed to be their mortal enemies.
- Shout-Out: The Norweigian Blue.
- Stout Strength: Thick, round, and with the strength of ten men.
- Toothy Bird: The Norweigian Blue.
Small creatures who live in colonies of coral that Courage and Bagges encounter when they go snorkeling. Their coral is apparently a popular material for wigs which Mama Bagge wishes to acquire, even if it means destroying their homes. Though Courage will have none of that.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: The Mayor and the small, female coralite.
- Big Eater: The girl coralite can eat a whole pie (which, to her, is gigantic) in about two seconds.
- Lilliputians: A race of very tiny people.
- Nice Hat: The Mayor Coralite has a spiffy top hat.
- Ridiculously Cute Critters: They're Smurf Expys, so naturally.
- Trademark Favorite Food: They really like eating pie.
Conway the Contaminationist
An old man who claims that he extended his lifespan through terrible hygiene. He attempts to get Eustace and Muriel to follow his philosophy, but it makes the family miserable.
- Bald of Evil: He doesn't have much hair on his head.
- Bizarre Human Biology: The guy has a point about living longer with his lifestyle: He claims to be 193 years old. He even required sludge to drink to fully recover from his plane crash injuries. The problem is that when he tries to make other people adapt to his way of living, he doesn't seem to realize such a lifestyle only benefits him and him alone.
- Catchphrase: "Live long like Conway!"
- Charlie Brown Baldness: He has a few odd strands of hair here and there.
- Con Man: Maybe. It's not clear if he thinks his lifestyle is actually beneficial to others, or is just a freeloader who loves being dirty.
- Evil Old Folks: A 193-year-old man who's Ambiguously Evil.
- Hates Baths / The Pigpen: Obviously, he loves rolling in filth.
- The Noseless: His nose seems to have rotted away a long time ago.
- Obliviously Evil: He means well, he's just not aware of the harm his lifestyle causes to other people.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He insists that being completely filthy all the time is healthy for you (or so he claims).
A tribe of bullfrogs led by a king. After their pond dries up, they take over the Bagges' home and forces them to make a new pond.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Buffo and the smart frog.
- The Brute: One of the frogs.
- Hulk Speak: Buffo doesn't seem to have good grammar.Buffo: You! Dig pond! Now!
- Overly Long Tongue: Buffo's prehensile tongue stretches real far.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: One of the frogs.
- To Serve Man: The frogs decide to roast Muriel and Eustace over a fire.
- You No Take Candle: Buffo speaks in sentence fragments.
A giant alien girl who lost her pet worm.
The Mona Lisa brought to life by the planets aligning over the Louvre, when the Bagges were visiting it.
The Thinker also brought to life by the circumstances above. Becomes the unwitting target of Mona's affection.
- The Ditherer: Constantly can't make up his mind, voicing aloud arguments in his head. This eventually exasperates Mona Lisa to the point she leaves him. He is last seen still figuring out what to eat in the Nighthawks painting.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Due to being modeled after the actual statue.
- Oblivious to Love: Because he's too busy thinking.
A scarecrow that came to life and became a nuisance to the Bagges in his quest to become tougher.
- Nice Hat: A wide-brimmed farmer's hat, fitting for a scarecrow.
- Nightmare Retardant: In-Universe, he's not scary at all, which bothers him because scaring people is his job.
- Shout-Out: His speech patterns are based on horror film legend Boris Karloff.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's very kind, but his efforts to protect Murial went a little overboard.
Mondo the Magician
A hideous monster disguised as a human magician who tried to take Muriel as his bride.
- Alliterative Name: His name and occupation begin with the same letter.
- Badass Boast: "Get real, kid! I'm the greatest magician in the world!"
- Badass Cape: In his disguise.
- Body Horror / Transformation Horror: He casts a spell that turns Muriel into another one of his kind.
- Evil Sounds Deep: His voice gets considerably deeper when his true form is revealed.
- Expy: Of Bowser.
- Gonk: His true appearance is horrifying. And that's really saying something in a series like this one.
- Lizard Folk: His true appearance is that of an ugly reptilian creature.
- Magicians Are Wizards: He's a Las Vegas-style stage magician, but carries around a powder that lets him perform real magic.
- Smug Snake: His downfall comes about because he underestimated Courage so severely that he just leaves his magic powder out where anyone can use it.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: His disguise.
- Turtle Power: He has a turtle-like shell.
Some baby vulture-like birds who required sustenance from Muriel and Courage, courtesy of their mother.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: They all wear bonnets.
- Fish Eyes: Their eyes face different directions.
- Picky Eater: They only eat pre-chewed worms. Probably justified because they're babies.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: In the show's rather strange style, they are this. Muriel in particular is quite taken by them.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Worms. Pre-chewed worms, since their beaks aren't big enough for cutting yet (which, funnily enough, is true of many real life raptorial birds.). Courage, of course, has to do the pre-chewing.
The aforementioned baby birds' mother. She picked up Muriel to act as a babysitter for her while she flies off to find a husband.
- Dark Is Not Evil: For a massive, vulture-like bird monster, she's remarkably polite if not eccentric. It's made clear that she posed no malice against Courage or Muriel, and the one time she threatened either of them it was for a perfectly justifiable reason.
- Feathered Fiend: While not really that evil or cruel, she's still very intimidating, and makes it clear that she would not hesitate to eat Muriel if anything bad happens to her kids.
- Giant Flyer: Her wingspan is very large and impressive.
- Kidnapping Bird of Prey: Grabs Muriel for the purpose of being her babysitter.
- Mama Bear: As this exchange illustrates:Mama Bird: If I come back here and find just one feather out of place on their little heads, I'M GONNA EAT YOU WITH THIS CEREAL SPOON!
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her voice and mannerisms bear a strong resemblance to those of Fran Drescher.
- Scavengers Are Scum: Subverted; visually she's modeled after a vulture, but is a legitimately pleasant individual...just don't mess with her kids.
- Toothy Bird: Probably justified though, since she's obviously not supposed to represent any real bird species.
- Villainy-Free Villain: She's technically the antagonist of the episode, but she's also one of the few antagonists in the series who is neither evil nor particularly mean—the only major threat she poses is the threat of Mama Bear-fueled retribution should anything bad happen to her kids, something that any parent would probably see as justified.
A fish who tries to "convert" the Bagges to live life as fish.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: She wears a headscarf.
- Faux Affably Evil: She seems polite and friendly, but it's a facade hiding her self-righteousness and hypocrisy.
- Fish People: She is a talking fish from an underwater city.
- Hypocritical Humor: In the beginning, she said that acting like a human was "uncivilized", but towards the end, she was seen sitting on a chair and watching TV.
- Slasher Smile: Her default expression, oddly enough. It's a big hint that she's not a nice as she seems.
- Smug Snake: She has the audacity to send the Bagges off to be "civilized" and then move into their house and lounge around.
- Straw Hypocrite: It's implied that she just wanted Eustace, Muriel, and Courage out of the house so that she could live there herself.
The living embodiment of Eustace's meanness, made possible by a magic camera filmed by Benton Tarantella.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He's blue.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Eustace follows Mr. Nasty to star in their own TV show at the end of the episode. Eustace, enjoying the money earned from his counterpart's popularity, dared him to "take your best shot". The response?Mr. Nasty: "Your agent hates you, too. He just negotiated you a great, big cut! And your agent's taking 95%!" (Proceeds to take Eustace's money bags which makes him cry.)
- Cool Shades: Made to look like Eustace's glasses, no less.
- Enemy Without: He's Eustace's meanness in physical form.
- The Heartless: The living embodiment of all of Eustace's nastiness.
- Humanoid Abomination: He sort of looks human, but he's really an artificial being who came from a TV. He's also covered in a blue aura.
- Jerkass: He's even worse than the original Eustace!
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Minus the justice.
- Lean and Mean: Just like Eustace, but turned Up to Eleven.
- Meaningful Name: He is definitely nasty.
- Nice Hat: He has Eustace's newsboy cap, only blue instead of brown.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Benton Tarantella is more interested in Courage's nastiness in what appears to be dumping Muriel into a pit of quicksand, Mr. Nasty storms off for being ignored.
- Sinister Shades: A darker version of Eustace's Scary Shiny Glasses.
A bunch of genetically modified, carnivorous crops that cause trouble for the Bagges, when their home is turned into a giant glass dome to harbor these monsters.
Elisha and Eliza Stitch
Siamese twins who try to get Muriel to join their quilt club. And by "join their club" we mean "become a part of their magic quilt".
- And I Must Scream: They trick women into getting embroidered on their quilt.
- Conjoined Twins: Two heads who share the same body.
- Con Woman: Their "quilt club" is really a demonic quilt that wants to assimilate people into itself.
- Creepy Twins: Conjoined twins who are both evil.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Both of them are textbook examples, complete with Raven Hair, Ivory Skin.
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Multiple times in a single sentence, in fact. It's part of their twin motif.
- For the Evulz: Their magic quilt doesn't seem to serve any really purpose; they're just doing it because they can. Although them trapping souls into the quilt might also be to preserve their immortality.
- Hoist by His Own Petard / Laser-Guided Karma: They become trapped in their own magic quilt.
- Lean and Mean: Their torso is a double-wide, but individually they're both rather skinny.
- Meaningful Name: Quilters called "Stitch".
- Multiple Head Case: A single body with a conjoined torso and two heads that are "sisters".
- Really 700 Years Old: They've been around since prehistoric times.
- Single-Minded Twins: They share the same body, so that's hardly surprising.
- Theme Twin Naming: Their names are extremely similar, save for one or two letters.
King of Flan
A round fellow who advertised his flan around Nowhere, hypnotizing people to desire nothing but flan with his commercials.
- Acrofatic: He's a short and fat man, but he can curl up into a ball and roll around really fast.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Just look at his business plan and marketing strategy.
- Evil Laugh: A particularly good one.
- Evil Redhead: Has short red hair and is a villain.
- Fat Bastard: And he grows even fatter after he gets hypnotized into addiction to his own flan.
- Hoist by His Own Petard / Laser-Guided Karma: He gets hypnotized by his own face on a billboard.
- Madness Mantra: "Buy Flantasy Flan, buy Flantasy Flan..."
- Mass Hypnosis: He uses hypnosis in his TV commercials to make any viewer become addicted to his flan. This causes riots to break out in Nowhere grocery stores, while Muriel and Eustace turn morbidly obese.
- Slasher Smile: A rather unnerving toothless grin. It's even more disturbing when its plastered on every TV screen.
Chief Wiki Wiki
A tribal chief who makes the Bagges's vacation to a tropical island difficult.
- Affably Evil: He's not evil, he just wants to throw Muriel into the volcano to appease his volcano god. Once he becomes convinced that there is no volcano god, he sends them home and offers them a boar as an apology,
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He and the rest of the island natives are blue.
- Appease the Volcano God: Has the Bagges come to his island so he can throw Muriel into the volcano.
- Fat Bastard: He tricks the Bagges into a vacation on his island just so he can throw Muriel into the volcano. Although, he's not the worst guy in the world; he's only doing it to save his island, and apologizes once the whole thing is over.
- Fat Idiot: When the volcano starts going, he jumps to the conclusion that he has to offer it a human sacrifice. It has no basis in island tradition, and there's no indication that has ever worked before, that's just how his mind works.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Does not wear a shirt.
A beaver whose giant dam flooded Nowhere.
- Abusive Parents: At least his father.
- Cool Helmet: A construction helmet with a unique design.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: "THAT DAM BEAVER".
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: A little less than halfway even, seeing as he doesn't even have a shirt. Just a construction vest, gloves, and occasionally a helmet.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: Even for a beaver he's pretty big.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Initially only did dam work to appease his father though obviously not happy about it. Courage re-ignites his love of jazz music.
The Dancing Rats
Two vicious rats who terrorize Courage and the Bagges during a trip to a dump.
- Acrofatic: Surprisingly good dancers considering their body fat.
- Ax-Crazy: They waste no words and go straight to the trap-setting.
- Creepy Twins: They look similar and act as a duet so they invoke this, regardless of relation.
- Fat Bastards: Their gluttony drives them to villainy.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: One of them has them. Its the least demonic thing about him.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: Big enough to see humans as a meal.
- Stout Strength: Pretty strong for their size.
- Whole Plot Reference: To The Nutcracker.
- You Dirty Rat!: They are dirty both literally as they live in a dump and in their intentions for the elderly couple.
An odd man in a kilt who hates his name and forces Muriel to make clothes for him.
- Beard of Evil: He has a beard.
- Con Man: A rather convoluted one at that, going to the trouble of tricking Muriel to Scotland just to force her to make kilts.
- Embarrassing First Name: He is very ashamed of his name.
- Evil Is Hammy: Hair-Trigger Temper, No Inside Voice...Holy crap, is he.
- Evil Redhead: The result of being Scottish and a huge jerk.
- Fiery Redhead: Goes with his Violent Glaswegian personality.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Pretty much anything sets him off. It's implied that his Embarassing First Name is a bee in his bonnet.
- Karma Houdini: What does he get in return for forcing Muriel into labor? Getting her as a buisness partner!
- Nice Hat: A massively oversized tam-o-shanter.
- Violent Glaswegian: He's Scottish.
A lonely doctor whose sentient house keeps him from having neighbors.
- Cool Shades: A pair of red rockstar shades.
- Einstein Hair: It's a cross between mad scientist hair and an 80s-style perm.
- Genius Loci: His house, who happens to be extremely overprotective of Gerhardt.
- Mad Scientist: He used music to bring his house to life.
- Nice Guy: All he wants are friends.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's modeled after Roy Orbison
- Noodle People: One of many.
Ghostly horsemen who attack the Bagges should their windmill ever stop spinning.
- Black Vikings: Vikings in America? In the Midwest? That farm for a living?
- Cerebus Retcon: That windmill that's always by the farm apparently served no purpose other than as a visual gag. When these guys debut, we learn that it's the only thing keeping them from destroying the farm and killing the occupants.
- Four Is Death: Four vandals, four blades on the windmill, four magic symbols to ward them off. Their episode is heavy on the symbolism.
- Green-Eyed Monster: They bear a grudge against the Bagge Farm because the original owner broke their monopoly on milling.
- Horny Vikings: Horny Vandals, in this case. If anything, that's even more historically inaccurate.
- Negative Continuity: The windmill is destroyed several times before and after their appearance, but they only show up in their featured episode. However it maybe that they windmill blades have to stop turning first for the spell to take effect as the computer describes.
- Our Ghosts are Different: They all look skeletal.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Their glowing red eyes are a sure sign that they're undead.
A narcissistic snake who captured some slugs. Said slugs were vital in curing a disease Muriel had.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: He's a snake that wears a tophat and a bowtie.
- The Fighting Narcissist: Inverted. He's so narcissistic that he can't bring himself to fight copies of himself, even when they're beating him to near death.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Courage manages to use his own venom to reanimate the snake scarecrows he was forcing the slugs to make. Then using the magic book to gain control of them and send them after Bayou. As Bayou was so vain, he couldn't bring himself to attack them.Big Bayou: Y-you're all me! I can't do this to me! (gets tackled)
- It's All About Me: He inserts the word "me" into almost every other sentence.
- Narcissist: Dude loves himself so much that when Courage brings his skins to life and sics them on Bayou, he can't bring himself to fight his likenesses and gets curb-stomped.
- Nice Hat: He's got a pretty nice tophat.
- PunBig Bayou: As we say in the bayou, "Bye You!"
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: A voodoo witch doctor snake who enslaved a colony of slugs.
- Sissy Villain: Highly effeminate, vain, and nitpicky.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He is vain to the point where it's just silly, despite being nothing more than a slave driver of a bunch of slugs.
- Smug Snake: Quite literally. He does have some level of talent, but its all eclipsed by his massive ego.
- Sssssnake Talk: Exaggerated, since he drags out a bunch of letter sounds, not just the "S".
- Unusual Euphemism: "What the Bayou!?"
A deer who decides to turn the tables on the hunter Eustace, and hunts him instead.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: He wears glasses.
- Bald of Awesome: The top of his head lacks fur.
- BFG: He owns a large laser rifle, the same kind that the deer hunters use. Exactly how he got one is anyone's guess.
- Catchphrase: "A deer's gotta do what a deer's gotta do!"
- Green Aesop: His episode has an obvious moral against hunting.
- Hero Antagonist: He doesn't really have anything against outsiders, he's just sick of the hunters, and was more than willing to solve the problems in a game of wits.
- The Hunter Becomes the Hunted: He knows how to play the hunters' own game against them.
- Papa Buck: He's trying to protect his family.
A confused swamp monster who thinks Muriel is his bride.
The lone guardian of a magic spring which dried up thanks to humanity.
- Anti-Villain: Type II: His grudge against humanity is obviously justified but he still takes it out on poor Courage and Muriel because by that time he sees all people as the same.
- Extreme Omni Goat: Averted. He is never seen eating.
- Green Aesop: People should not be greedy and destroy natural habitats.
- Humans Are Bastards: Considering what happened, you can't blame him.
- Last of His Kind: The other goats that lived on the mountain were thrown off it by tourists, especially Horst.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Ironically its what helps restore the spring.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Most likely the result of sleep deprivation and his neckache.
An experimental missile in the form of a giant carrot that causes anyone who eats it to grow to a size of a farmhouse, then explode.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Well he is technically a computer.
- Catchphrase: "Grow, expand, explode! Grow, expand, explode!" Well, it's the only thing he says.
- Cool Helmet: He wears a combat helmet, just so you know he's military technology.
- Evil Is Hammy: It's part of his programing for some reason.
- No Indoor Voice: He's constantly shouting.
A man who cuts peoples' portraits in paper, desiring his creations to one day take lives of their own.
- Cool Old Guy: A truly gifted artist, and a nice guy once you get to know him.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's shady, but he's not a bad guy. He just wants his art to have life.
- Einstein Hair: What's left of it.
- Evil Laugh: Subverted. He isn't a villain, but he laughs like one.
- Large Ham: He acts like a very stereotypical Mad Scientist in a lot of ways.
- Paper Master: What being an artist who sees his work as his children.
Kitty and Bunny
Two best friends (and likely more than that) who need help reuniting. Kitty initially appears to be the Villain of the Week when she mercilessly beats up Courage, but it's soon revealed to be because Bunny is horribly abused by an evil dog.
- Ambiguously Gay: There seems to be an implied lesbian undertone to their friendship.
- Broken Bird: Both. Bunny is a straightforward example, with Kitty being the Defrosting Ice Queen variant.
- Humanlike Foot Anatomy: They do look like paws, but they work exactly like human appendages.
- Noodle People: Noodle Animals, actually. But they otherwise fit the bill to a T.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Though this was clearly more than friendship by the end... Unless it just needed more context.
- Berserk Button: Dogs. At least at first.
- Cartoony Tail: Kitty's tail looks like a fox tail.
- Cat Girl
- Cats Are Mean: Kitty was mean to Courage in the beginning, because of her passionate hatred towards dogs. However we then find out what happened to her best friend.
- Cool Mask: Kitty and spinechilling too.
- Fantastic Racism: Kitty has a violent hatred of dogs. She at first lashes out at Courage, though she later thanks him for rescuing Bunny.
- Green Eyes
- Mega Neko: As much as Katz actually.
- Pass Fail: Kitty's mask and dress are a fairly obvious metaphor.
- Poor Communication Kills: Almost the case between Courage and Kitty.
- Super Strength: Kitty is strong enough to use a washing machine as a weapon, as Courage found out.
- Tragic Bigot: Kitty hates dogs and repeatedly declares that "dogs are evil" because of Mad Dog's constant abuse of Bunny. Courage eventually manages to prove her wrong by saving Bunny.
- Tsundere: Type A.
- Woman in White: She wears a long white gown for most of the episode.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Wears a necklace.
- Ambiguously Bi: Implied to have feelings for Kitty, but once had a crush on Mad Dog... before he started abusing her, of course.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: She is pink.
- Damsel in Distress: She does try to escape but she doesn't get far. Thankfully, Courage helps her.
The aforementioned evil dog.
- Angry Guard Dog: A savage black-and-brown dog.
- Bastard Boyfriend / Domestic Abuser: He is Bunny's abusive boyfriend, played for drama. And he refuses to let Bunny be around Kitty.
- The Brute: He relies almost purely on his muscles.
- Dogs Are Dumb: He isn't very intelligent. Case in point: Maybe if he tried turning the wheel of his car in the several seconds it was bound for the incoming train, he probably would've avoided it.
- Dumb Muscle: More brawn than brain and yet he is no stranger to emotional manipulation.
- Evil Is Hammy / Large Ham: His tone is always loud and dominating.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a white tank top, but no pants.
- Gang Bangers: His gang are a bunch of lowlife punks who do dirty jobs for money. This doesn't prevent him from having a high opinion of himself and their lifestyle.
- Jerkass: A disturbingly realistic one too, which makes him stand out. Threatening her with violence if he even smells Kitty further cements this.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's a lot scarier than most other villains, since he's more of a realistic evil.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes that make him even scarier.
The Evil Empress
Di Lung's aunt who happens to be a Chinese empress. She desires Muriel's bones to grind up into a concoction that'll restore her fading power.
- Alliterative Name: Her title is, anyway. She's not given a proper name.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is a pale green color.
- Anachronism Stew: The Chinese monarchy has been abolished since 1911.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Along with her nephew, she is a blue-blood nightmare.
- Asian Rudeness: Though she doesn't interact much with her victims, politeness isn't really her strong point.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: She's not speaking real Chinese.
- Evil Laugh: It becomes distorted when she goes for the kill.
- Evil Sorceress: She has some magic powers, such as levitation and laser beams.
- Evil Twin: It turns out that she stole the throne from her sister the Good Empress, who retakes it after Courage defeats the Evil Empress.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Anyone would need to be saved from such a wicked queen.
- Lean and Mean: Very thin, and very evil.
- Nice Hat: A Han Dynasty guan.
- Pimped-Out Dress: She is an empress after all.
Shirley's Giant Starfish
A giant monster that's the result of Shirley's curse that won't stop causing destruction until Muriel speaks.
Jojo the Dolphin
A cocky dolphin that goes against Eustace in a set of competitions, as a result of Eustace's claim that he can do better than him.
- Cool Shades: The Trainer.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: The Trainer. It's most likely a tan and bleach.
- Friendly, Playful Dolphin: Averted in Eustace's case. Jojo is definitely not friendly to him.
- Sapient Cetaceans: Jojo can use his flippers and flukes to play instruments, climb on rings, throw basketballs, and even give autographs.
- Shout-Out: Wetworld is this to Seaworld.
- Smug Snake: Jojo is insufferably smug and smarmy. It really says something when you're so stuck up that Eustace looks sympathetic by comparison.
- Triangle Shades: The Trainer.
A dragon who appears in the episode "Food Of The Dragon". He devours Eustace and threatens to eat Muriel and Courage unless Courage can teach him how to fly. He chases after Courage and Muriel and discovers that he's actually a water-dwelling dragon (which is why he cannot fly). Oh, and he takes Eustace out of his own stomach.
- Evil Brit: Subverted. He has the accent, but he's not really a bad guy.
- Long-Lost Relative: He has a brother that is also a water dragon.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Turns out, the reason he can't fly is because he's a water dragon who got separated from his family as a baby, and was raised by flying dragons.
- To Serve Man: Well he is a dragon. Subverted in that he was just going along with what his foster family does. When he tastes fish for the first time and likes it, he admits he didn't really like the taste of humans.
A female, space-dwelling squid who was tragically and heartrendingly separated from her husband, who was devoured by a space whale. She ends up crashing onto Earth as the last of her kind... and getting progressively sicker. Unfortunately, the government discovers her and wants possession of her- right when she's pregnant with babies.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She's a dark-colored space monster, but she's just a loving mother and grieving spouse.
- Giant Squid: A giant space squid, no less.
- Green Aesop: She's slowly being killed by military research and separated from her eggs. If her eggs can't hatch, there will be no more stars in the sky. It's pretty easy to fill in the blanks.
- Mama Bear: Though weakened, she did help Courage in protecting her babies.
- Mood Whiplash: One of the biggest Tear Jerker episodes of the whole series - but it ends with a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Especially as babies.
- Space Whale: A nasty enemy of these creatures.
- Starfish Alien: Well, she's more like a squid alien.
Son of the Chicken from Outer Space
The son(s) of the villain from the pilot of the series. They are conjoined triplets who have 3 heads consisting of a leader, the smart one (who tends to flash a camera), and an idiot one. They are sent down by their mother to Nowhere to take revenge for the death of their father by killing Courage. If they don't kill him, they are told that they can't come back home.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: One of the heads wears glasses. All of them wear a camera.
- Avenging the Villain: They were sent by their mother to avenge their father's death. However, it later turns out that they desire to return home more than getting revenge.
- Conjoined Triplets: Three heads sharing the same body.
- The Ditz: The middle head.
- Feathered Fiend: They're the son(s) of a rather evil chicken after all.
- Fish Eyes: The middle head.
- Heel–Face Turn: After Courage decides to help them out.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: They have red eyes.
- Shout-Out: Ed, Edd n Eddy possibly. Courage's solution to their problem also glens a bit from White Men Can't Jump.
- The Smart Guy: The right head.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: The right head.
- Toothy Bird: Apparently a trait of their species.
- The Voiceless: None of the heads spoke a single word throughout the entire episode.
Jay and Captain Lazzo
Two multi-armed aliens who use Eustace and Muriel as lab rats in order to cure a disease affecting their species that causes their extra arms to keep punching themselves.
- Alien Abduction: They use a tractor beam to capture the entire Bagge farmhouse and its inhabitants to experiment on them.
- Blinding Bangs: Lazzo's eyes are always hidden by his hat.
- Body Horror / Transformation Horror: They turn Muriel and Eustace into half-alien hybrids in hopes of extracting a cure from them.
- Buffy Speak: Jay. "THE BIG SLIDEY THING!"
- Catchphrase: Jay's "RIIIIIIIIGHT...".
- Commissar Cap: Lazzo.
- Fat and Skinny: Jay's fat and Captain Lazzo's skinny.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Both, but especially Lazzo.
- Mad Scientist: Jay. He would've preferred to be a telemarketer though.
- Perma-Stubble: Lazzo.
- Those Two Guys: They share that dynamic, despite being the central characters of their episode.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: They abducted and experimented on the Bagges in hopes of finding a cure for a deadly pandemic.
Creature in the Wall
A creature living in a sewer that the Bagges fell down in that forces them to provide entertainment.
- Artist Disillusionment: In universe as he was once an entertainer himself, but became disgusted at seeing other artists selling themselves out solely for fame and fortune rather then just doing it for the love of it. So much so he... somehow became an ulcer in his own stomach.
- Blob Monster: He's essentially a giant ulcer.
- Body Horror: He was a normal man whose body somehow turned inside-out.
- Caustic Critic: Exaggerated, since he actually kills acts that displease him.
- Human All Along: He was once an entertainer whose contempt for the greed and materialism of others caused him to become a monster.
A librarian who curses the Bagges due to an extremely overdue library book.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: A glasses-wearing Scary Librarian who charges exorbitant overdue fees and curses you if you don't pay up.
- Lean and Mean: Impossibly thin, and way crueler than a librarian ought to be.
- Magic Librarian: She casts a curse on the overdue library book, so Eustace and Muriel get paper-cuts from it, and they transform into characters from the book.
- Mouth of Sauron: The lion statues in her library speak with ominous tones of voice.
- Scary Librarian: Seriously return your book on time and pay your fee... or else.
- The Silent Bob: She doesn't speak, but her ability to make her point is helped out by the signs around her and two talking lion statutes.
- The Voiceless: With the exception of shushing Courage when he's too loud.
Quite possibly the worst villain of the entire series, he stands out as Courage's biggest nightmare. Why? This screw-loose "vet" came up with a horrible idea back when Courage was a puppy - abduct dogs and rocket them off to the moon to make them into super breeds of space dogs. Tragically... He captured Courage's beloved mom and dad, and Courage himself, with plans to send them into space. Although Courage's parents came to the rescue, the doctor sealed them up in a rocket with a one-way trip to the moon in store. Courage was too terrified by this predicament to do anything but escape harm through a garbage chute- only to watch his parents be catapulted into space - in tears. Fortunately, a younger Muriel discovered the young pup in the dumpster and gave him a happy home. Many years later, the maniac doctor, albeit considerably older and balder, still continues his twisted plans... but now Muriel and Eustace get trapped in a rocket themselves.
- Aborted Arc: Officially set up a storyline that would've brought the show's biggest question to resolution: Will Courage reunite with his long-lost parents? Cartoon Network, you cancelling bastards.
- Bald of Evil: A huge heap of his hair falls out over the course of time since Courage grew from a pup to dog- which makes him look far scarier than we first saw him.
- Evil Old Folks: One of the most evil in the series.
- For Science!: His primary motive.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Absolutely no soul at all.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Remember every villain ever portrayed on this show? He's the one who directly traumatized Courage as a child.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His own rocket and every dog he ever sent to the moon.
- Insane Troll Logic: Apparently sending a dog to the moon makes it strong. Well, considering what happens in the ending...
- Jerkass: He's as unpleasant as he is evil.
- Karmic Death: Maybe, maybe not, but either way he finally gets what deserves in the end.
- Knight of Cerebus: Arguably the darkest villain on the show behind Katz.
- Mad Doctor: Calling him a "veterinarian" is stretching the term to its breaking point.
- Mad Scientist: AND, HOLY SHIT, HOW.
- No Name Given: Didn't have a name; of course, he sticks out so well amongst Courage's rogues gallery, he doesn't really need one.
- "Oh, Crap!" Smile: He makes one when karma is about to bite him in the ass — literally!
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has blood red eyes, as shown when his goggles are taken off, and is the only human character in the show to have them. Even when his goggles are on, you can still see tiny red dots in the middle of the lenses if you look closely.
A perfectionist teacher who shows up in the Bagges home out of nowhere and forces Courage to be her student.
- Control Freak: "AND DO IT PERFECTLY!"
- Evil Brit: It fits into her "strict schoolmaster" theme.
- Evil Is Hammy: Her melodramatic personality is just one of the many things that make her unpleasant.
- Evil Teacher: She approaches Courage, and strictly trains him into becoming a perfect dog.
- Final Boss: Technically the last villain faced in the show, although she was just another minor one-shot antagonist.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Just how and why did she show up in the first place? It's implied that that Courage made her appear from his own issues. It's possible she wasn't even there, and this is just Courage coming to terms with himself.
- The Heartless: She's the manifestation of Courage's self-esteem issues.
- I'm Melting!: After Courage defeats her, she melts into a puddle.
- Jerkass: Repeatedly tells Courage that his ways are not perfect.
- The Perfectionist: On Cartoon Network's online episode viewer, in the episode's description she is named "The Perfectionist." It is unknown if that is her actual name.
- Sadist Teacher: Her goal is to mentally break Courage into "perfection".
- Shout-Out: Towards the end, the Witch from The Wizard of Oz.
- The Spook: She appears out of nowhere to give Courage lessons, and only he appears to be aware of her existence. It's one of the indicators that she's a figment of his imagination.
- Stern Teacher: "Stern" is pushing it. Her impossibly high standards pass the line from strict into straight up cruelty.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Courage manages to make something that is both perfect and imperfect at the same time (perfect in that it's accepting himself and imperfect as he doesn't do as she wanted him to), she keeps shouting 'that's not perfect!' over and over, breaking her facade of control and slowly melting down to nothing.
- Wicked Cultured: A highly refined charm school teacher. And an evil manifestation of self-doubt.