Characters / Courage The Cowardly Dog Minor Villains

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    Cajun Fox 
Voiced by: John R. Dilworth

A 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.

  • 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.

    The Shadow 
A shadow of an evil man that passes away thus letting him free. After becoming free he haunts the basement of Courage's Home, but secretly has a passion of becoming a Star.

  • 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.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Shadows are after all immaterial.

    Bigfoot 
A big, hairy, misunderstood monster who needed Courage's help to evade an angry mob.

  • 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.

  • 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?!"

    Freaky Fred 
Voiced by: Paul Schoeffler

A barber that is Muriel'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!
  • Einstein Hair: Indicative of his messiness and ironic for someone who is obsessed with cutting hair
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Well, he's not evil, but 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".

    Weremole 
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.

    Duck Brothers 
Voiced by: Ringo Starr

Two 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.

    King Ramses 
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Return the slab, or suffer my curse...

The ghost of an Egyptian pharaoh who places a curse on any thief who takes his tomb slab. The first curse being a flood, the second being a really loud Ear Worm song coming from a record player, and the last being locusts that eat anything.

    The Clutching Foot 
Voiced by: Paul Schoeffler

Mobster-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 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 Schoeffler

A 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.

  • 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.
  • Jerkass God: He's a deity who feels entitled to whomever he lusts after.
  • Odd Job Gods: He's basically a divine bird-man, who's apparently the God of Gooses.

    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.

  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: 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 
Benton Tarantella's late partner-in-crime. Tarantella plans to raise Volkheim from the dead as another zombie, to try and eat Muriel together.

  • 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.
  • 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. Volkheim somehow got paroled though.

    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.

    Jean Bon 
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.

    The Eggplants 
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.

    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

  • 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?

    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.

  • 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.

    Robot Randy 
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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

    Schwick 
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).

    Basil 
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.

    The Bananas 
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.
  • Catchphrase: For the shady dealer: "C'mere—I got somethin' for ya."
  • Irony: They have a ruler called the Banana-Llama who turns out to be a monkey playing them so he can eat them.
  • Nice Hat: The Banana Suit Dealer has a nice plaid cap.
  • Plant People: They are anthropomorphic fruits after all.
  • Ridiculous Future Inflation: "$8,000,000 for a salami?!"

    Mayan Baker 
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.
  • Misblamed: 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.

    Doctor Gerbil 
A vacuum salesman who actually uses his products to capture people for experiments with his many products.

  • Con Man: A door-to-door salesman who intends to kidnap would-be customers.
  • 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.

    Vastabael Backjurius 
A microscopic alien who tried to prevent the Bagges from fixing the sun.

  • 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.

    Monks 
A clan of hooded men who guard the Hat of Gold Eustace tried to get his mitts on in one episode.

  • Fat Bastards: Perhaps implied that they are very gluttonous for people who chose an ascetic way of living.
  • Hypocritical Humor: They hate vanity, but as shown at the end of the episode, they are rather vain.

    The Captain 
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 Doom: 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?

    Carmen 
The aforementioned sea monster.

    Kangaroo Monster 
A giant, prehistoric kangaroo. In one episode, Eustace and Courage turn into these after receiving bone transplants from the remains of this ancient creature.

    The Alien 
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.

    The Whip 
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.
  • Whip It Good: He does this towards the entire majors in the city.

    Evil Weevil 
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.
  • Evil Brit: Sounds like a classic English gentleman.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He dresses like a quintessential gentleman, aside from the fact that he's really a big bug.

    McPhearson Phantom 
A ghost who haunted the Bagge household one day to torment Muriel and Eustace in order to destroy their marriage.

    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..
  • Catch Phrase: "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.

    Dr. Zalost 
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.
  • The Eeyore: He suffers from severe depression.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After eating Muriel's "happy plums", he becomes a cheerier and nicer person.
  • Meaningful Name: "Zalost" means "sorrow" or "sadness" in Slavic languages.
  • 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).
  • Villainous Crossdresser: Downplayed, but he wears high heels.
  • 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!"

    Rat 
Dr. Zalost's assistant.

  • 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.

    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.

  • Bilingual Bonus: "Mano" means "hand" in Spanish while "Ladrones" means crooks.
  • Evil Counterpart: Invoked. Maria changes her appearance to look like Muriel to frame her.
  • Evil Hand: Mano is just a large, disembodied hand.

    Mecha-Courage 
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, but is defeated despite a heavy beating put on Courage by his own sheer willpower to survive.

  • 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: Shows no remorse for any of Courage's pain, to the point that a better name for it would be "Mecha-Mad Dog"!
  • Robot Dog: Designed to be a perfect "dog", despite barely looking like one.
  • Robot Me: A robotic counterpart to Courage.
  • Robot Names: Mecha-Courage.

    The Raccoon Twins 
Two violent raccoon who terrorized Courage and the Bagges when they went camping.

    Velvet Vic 
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.

  • 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.

    The Storm Goddess and Duncan 
A weather goddess who lost her dog, Duncan. She mistakes Courage for her lost pet. Chaos ensues.

    The Sandman 
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.

  • Evil Brit: Subverted. He's not evil, he just wants to be able to sleep.
  • The Sleepless: His scheme is mainly because he can't sleep himself.

    The Virus 
A sentient computer virus who plagues The Computer one day and somehow takes Muriel hostage.

  • Expy: Resembles Vastabael Backjurius from "Mission To The Sun".

    The Valkyries 
Wandering valkyries who mistake Muriel as their lost sister.

    The Coralites 
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.

  • Nice Hat: The Mayor Coralite has a spiffy top hat.

    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.

  • 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.
  • Catch Phrase: "Live long like Conway!"

    The Bullfrogs 
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.

    Tulip 
A giant alien girl who lost her pet worm.

    Mona Lisa 
The Mona Lisa brought to life by the planets aligning over the Louvre, when the Bagges were visiting it.

    The Thinker 
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.

    The Scarecrow 
A scarecrow that came to life and became a nuisance to the Bagges in his quest to become tougher.

    Mondo the Magician 
A hideous monster disguised as a human magician who tried to take Muriel as his bride.

  • Lizard Folk: His true appearance is that of an ugly reptilian creature.

    Baby Birds 
Some baby birds who required sustenance from Muriel and Courage, courtesy of their mother.

    Mama Bird 
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: And if I see one feather out of place on their precious 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.
  • Toothy Bird: Probably justified though, since she's obviously not supposed to represent any real bird species.

    The Fishionary 
A fish who tries to "convert" the Bagges to live life as fish.

  • 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.
  • Straw Hypocrite: It's implied that she just wanted Eustace, Muriel, and Courage out of the house so that she could live there herself.

    Mr. Nasty 
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.
  • 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.

    Evil Plants 
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".

    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.

    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.

    The Beaver 
A beaver whose giant dam flooded Nowhere.

  • "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.

    Rumpledkiltskin 
An odd man in a kilt who hates his name and forces Muriel to make clothes for him.

    Dr. Gerhardt 
A lonely doctor whose sentient house keeps him from having neighbors.

  • Genius Loci: His house, who happens to be extremely overprotective of Gerhardt.

    Windmill Vandals 
Ghostly horsemen who attack the Bagges should their windmill ever stop spinning.

    Big Bayou 
A narcissistic snake who captured some slugs. Said slugs were vital in curing a disease Muriel had.

  • 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 curbstomped.
  • Nice Hat: He's got a pretty nice tophat.
  • Pun
    Big Bayou: As we say in the bayou, "Bye You!"
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: A voodoo witch doctor snake who enslaved a colony of slugs.

    The Buck 
A deer who decides to turn the tables on the hunter Eustace, and hunts him instead.

    Swamp Monster 
A confused swamp monster who thinks Muriel is his bride.

    The Goat 
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.

    Mutated Carrot 
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.

    Silhouette Maker 
A man who cuts peoples' portraits in paper, desiring his creations to one day take lives of their own.

  • Paper Master: What being an artist who sees his work as his children.

    Kitty and Bunny 
Two best friends who need Courage's help to reunite, thanks to an evil dog.

  • Pass Fail: Kitty's mask and dress are a fairly obvious metaphor.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Almost the case between Courage and Kitty.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Though this was clearly more than friendship by the end...
  • 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: Kitty is Type A.
  • Woman in White: Kitty wears a long white gown for most of the episode.

    Mad Dog 
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.

    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.

  • 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.

    William 
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.

  • 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.

    The Starmaker 
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.

    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.

  • 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.

    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.
  • Body Horror: He was a normal man whose body somehow turned inside-out.

    The Librarian 
A librarian who curses the Bagges due to an extremely overdue library book.

  • 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.

    Cruel Veterinarian 
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.
  • Beard of Evil
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Fat Bastard
  • 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.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Arguably the darkest villain on the show behind Katz.
  • Mad Doctor
  • 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.

    "Perfect" Teacher 
A perfectionist teacher who shows up in the Bagges home out of nowhere and forces Courage to be her student.

  • Badass: There aren't too many supernatural traits about her other than melting, but she can freak out Courage just by giving him "perfections".
  • Control Freak: "AND DO IT PERFECTLY!"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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