Characters: Courage The Cowardly Dog Minor Villains
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Voiced by: John R. DilworthA 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.
- American Accents: He has a mild cajun accent (if that wasn't obvious by now).
- Amusing Injuries: All part of the episode he's in being a Looney Tunes-esque take of the show.
- Born Lucky: At least HE thinks so. He's wrong.
- Butt Monkey: It goes hand-in-hand with being in a...
- 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.
- Creator Cameo: Voiced by John Dilworth.
- Curse Cut Short: While inside a slowly sinking steamroller, "That dog is a real pain in the a*blub blub*"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
A big, hairy, misunderstood monster who needed Courage's help to evade an angry mob.
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.
- Demonic Possession: Does this to Muriel, and Eustace in the ending.
- Faux Affably Evil: "It would be lovely...if I could have...a cup...of...TEA!!!"
- Evil Redhead: While possessing Muriel, it makes her hair turn red.
- 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?!: The exorcism chant is "Kick 'em in the dishpan hoo, hoo, hoo!?"
Voiced by: Paul SchoefflerA 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.
- 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.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Subverted, as he's not evil, just a little... NAAAAUUUUGGHHTYYY...
- Catchphrase: "NAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGHHHTTYYY."
- 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!
- 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.
- 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."
- Knight of Cerebus: Easily one of the creepiest characters in the series. Ironically, he's also one of the most harmless.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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 one, 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 inviting a stupid beast like him to join.
- Our Werebeasts Are Different: A monstrous mole who is just as nasty as any werewolf.
Voiced by: Ringo Starr2 turns out there is 3 brother ducks that come to Nowhere. They are on a mission to find their 3rd brother. One of the 2 tends to lay eggs, the other gets annoyed by this.
- 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".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They may argue, but deep down they really care about each other.
- Mind Control: Uses devices to control Muriel, Eustace, and Courage (Although willingly for Courage's case).
- Mr. Seahorse: All of them tend to lay eggs despite being male.
- 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.
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.
- 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. King Raaaaamseeeees! The man in gauze! The man in gauze!. In-universe, it's treated as worse than flooding the house.
- Evil Redhead: Has three red hairs that move around, seemingly on their own.
- Extreme Omnivore: His locust swarm can devour an an entire house before reaching their victims.
- Grail in the Garbage: The Slab was thought to be old garbage by Eustace, it's only when a TV news report says how much it's worth does Eustace suddenly want to keep it.
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.
- "Yeah, see."
- "Or the fat lady gets it!"
- 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...
- The Mafia: Acts and sounds like a mobster from the Prohibition/Depression era.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: 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, he 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.
- 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.
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.
- Interspecies Romance: His episode centers around him trying to woo Muriel. He later settles for a pickup truck though.
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.
- Catchphrase: "Eustaaaaaaaaace..."
- The Dark Chick: Particularly when she teams up with some of the other villains of the show.
- Femme Fatale: Uses seduction as a weapon.
- Horny Devils: A G-Rated example.
- Humanoid Abomination: She usually resembles a human woman, until she prepares to eat someone.
- Making a Splash: She is a water spirit.
- 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.
- To Serve Man: Preys on human men.
- 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 takes on the form of a dog to try to seduce Courage when he's taking a bath.
The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable, Loveable Duckling
A duck that hatches from a cooking pot that develops a love for Eustace. So much so he tries to eliminate the one person who likes Eustace just as much as he does: Muriel.
- Creepy Child: Actually, a creepy duckling.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He takes a strong liking to Eustace. But not for Muriel or Courage.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His own rocket that was meant to blast Muriel to the moon.
- Killer Rabbit: Despite being a baby duck, he was willing to send an old lady to the moon!
A chef and owner of a Hamburger restaurant. The creepy parts of the beginning makes it seem that the meat is made out of humans who have previously visited the place. But actually he just makes Meat Sculptures of his favorite customers. Not that that's not still not creepy, but still.
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.
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
- Badass Cape
- Con Man
- Demonic Dummy: See Hoist by His Own Petard below.
- Evil Laugh: Of course, this is something of a trademark for Cummings.
- Hellish Pupils
- High Collar of Doom
- 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.
- Lizard Folk
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: To be expected from an alligator/crocodile.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile
- Nice Hat
- People Puppets: His stage literally turns people into puppets.
- Purple Is Powerful: His cape and collar are purple.
- Wicked Cultured
- Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness
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.
- Literal Genie: Eustace said he wished Muriel had a bigger head while going through his rant about the Tree. Guess what Muriel got.
- Synchro-Vox: His mouth is real life while the rest of him is animated.
A robot from a whole colony of similar robots that acts differently from the rest. Instead of wanting to destroy, 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.
- I Just Want to Be Special: He just wants to widdle and make his reindeer.
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".
- Do Not Call Me Paul: Not "Buschwick". Just "Schwick".
- Nothing Is Scarier: Ya d'wanna know what made dese bones...
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
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."
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.
- 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: A rare Mesoamerican example.
A vacuum salesman who actually uses his stuff to capture people for experiments for his many products.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: He is a purple-furred gerbil.
- Mad Scientist: He kidnaps humans to experiment on them. He implies that this is revenge for the same being done to him in the past.
- Seldom Seen Species: How many other gerbils have you seen in media?
- Southern-Fried Genius: Is that a Dixie accent?
A microscopic alien who tried to prevent the Bagges from fixing the sun.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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 massive 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.
- Bigger Bad: 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.
- Kangaroo Pouch Ride: Eustace takes Muriel for one.
- Takes One to Kill One: Courage turns himself into one to fight Eustace.
- Transformation Horror: A prehistoric kangaroo bone was the cause of everything.
Alien Brain Visitor
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.
- 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.
- Whip It Good: He does this towards the entire majors in the city.
A rather gentlemanly anthropomorphic Weevil that treats hosts seemingly good but actually drinks their life 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.
- Big Eater: 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. He also "drinks" people's body fat.
- Catchphrase: "I don't want to impose..."
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.
- 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.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She harasses Muriel, because she blames her ancestor for her husband's murder.
Harvest Moon Spirit
A spirit who warns the family (especially Eustace) that something must grow on the farm "or else".
- 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.
The Sand Whale
A sand whale that has a vendetta against Eustace's father for stealing his Accordion. In which it has become a family heirloom according to Eustace's Mother.
- Catchphrase: "ICKETT!? ICKETT BAGGE!?"
- Sand Is Water: For him, it is.
An evil, always frowning doctor that created Cannonballs that makes anybody in negative moods. 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: Green color to reflect his sorrowful mood, after he eats Muriel's plums, it changes to a healthy natural color to showcase his newfound happiness.
- Mad Scientist: But he just wants a hug.
- Meaningful Name: "Zalost" means "sorrow" or "sandness" is Slavic.
- 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: 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.
Dr. Zalost's assistant.
- A Dog Named Dog: A rat named Rat.
- 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 hand.
A robot half-sphere in a color scheme like Courage 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 as has to run out of juice sooner or later.
The Raccoon Twins
Two violent raccoon who terrorized Courage and the Bagges when they went camping.
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..."
A weather-based goddess who lost her dog, Duncan. She mistakes Courage for her lost pet. Chaos ensues.
- Blow You Away: She can cause windstorms when angered.
- Evil Redhead: Not really, just very stubborn.
- Expy: Resembles the show's Parachute Girl. The cartoon really liked reusing characters.
- 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.
- 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. At least until Courage finds his Teddy Bear.
- Evil Brit: Subverted. He's not evil, he just wants to be able to sleep.
A sentient computer virus who plagues The Computer one day and somehow takes Muriel hostage.
- Expy: Resembles Vastabael Backjurius from "Mission To The Sun".
- Trademark Favorite Food: Vinegar!
Wandering valkyries who mistake Muriel as their lost sister.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Catch Phrase: "Live long like Conway!"
- Dirty Old Man: Literally! He loves rolling in filth.
- 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.
A giant alien girl who lost her pet worm.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Being an alien, she's blue.
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.
- 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.
Mondo the Magician
A hideous monster disguised as a human magician who tried to take Muriel as his bride.
- Badass Boast: "Get real, kid! I'm the greatest magician in the world!"
- Badass Cape: In his disguise
- Body Horror: His normal appearance and what he does to Muriel.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: His disguise.
Some baby birds who required sustenance from Muriel and Courage, courtesy of their mother.
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 evil or cruel by any stretch of the imagination, 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.
A fish who tries to "convert" the Bagges to live life as fish.
- Fish People: She is a talking dish 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.
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: Looks human, but 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.
- Meaningful Name: He is definitely nasty.
- 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.
A bunch of carnivorous plants that cause trouble for the Bagges when their home is turned into a giant glass dome to harbor these monsters.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Sort of. They're plants combined with animals.
Elisha and Eliza Stitch
Siamese twins who try to get Muriel to join their club. And by "join their club" we mean "become a part of their magic quilt".
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Their own Magic Quilt.
- Meaningful Name: Quilters called "Stitch".
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, 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.
- Fat Bastard: He grows even fatter after he gets hypnotized into addiction to his own flan.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Is 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.
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.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Does not wear a shirt.
A beaver whose giant dam flooded Nowhere.
- Abusive Parents: At least his father.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: "THAT DAM BEAVER".
- "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.
An odd man in a kilt who hates his name and forces Muriel to make clothes for him.
A lonely doctor whose sentient house keeps him from having neighbors.
- Genius Loci: His house, who happens to be extremely overprotective of Gerhardt.
Ghostly horsemen who attack the Bagges should their windmill ever stop spinning.
- Black Vikings: Vikings in America?
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.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Courage manages to uses 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.
- Nice Hat: He's got a pretty nice tophat.
- PunBig Bayou: As we say in the bayou, "Bye You!"
- Unusual Euphemism: "What the Bayou!?"
A deer who decides to turn the tables on hunter Eustace and hunts him instead.
- Anti-Villain: Type II. 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.
- BFG: Exactly how he got one is anyone's guess.
- Catchphrase: "A deer's gotta do what a deer's gotta do!"
A confused swamp monster who thinks Muriel is his bride.
- Interspecies Romance: He thinks Muriel is his girlfriend.
The lone guardian of a magic spring which dried up thanks to humanity.
- Extreme Omni Goat: Averted. He is never seen eating.
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 man who cuts peoples' portraits in paper, desiring his creations to one day take lives of their own.
Kitty and Bunny
Two best friends who need Courage's help to reunite, thanks to an evil dog.
- Ambiguously Gay: There seems to be a lesbian undertone to their friendship.
- Broken Bird: Both of them, with Kitty being also a Defrosting Ice Queen.
- Cartoony Tail: Kitty's tail looks like a fox tail.
- Cats Are Mean: Subverted. 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.
- Damsel in Distress: Bunny. She does try to escape but she doesn't get far. Thankfully, Courage helps her.
- Fantastic Racism: Kitty has a violent hatred of dogs. She at first lashes out at Courage, though she later thanks him for rescuing Bunny.
- 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.
- Woman in White: Kitty wears a long white gown for most of the episode.
The aforementioned evil dog.
- Bastard Boyfriend: Bunny's, played for drama.
- Domestic Abuser: A disturbingly realistic case of this too.
- Dogs Are Dumb: He isn't very intelligent.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a white tank top, but no pants.
- 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.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is a pale green color.
- Evil Counterpart: Of The Good Empress.
Shirley's Giant Starfish
A giant monster that's the result of Shirley's curse that won't stop causing destruction until Muriel speaks.
- World-Wrecking Wave: That's what it basically is in monster form.
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.
- Friendly, Playful Dolphin: Averted in Eustace's case. Jojo is definitely not friendly to him.
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) and is reunited with his long-lost brother). Oh, and he takes Eustace out of his own stomach.
- I'm a Humanitarian: 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.
- 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 that got seperated from his family as a baby and was raised by flying dragons.
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. Courage saves the squid's babies... but the mommy still passes away, turning into a field of flowers, while her eggs hatch into newborns, fly off into space, and give birth to new stars.
- Giant Squid: A giant space squid, no less.
The Chicken from Outer Space's Son
The son(/s) of the villain from the pilot of the series. They have 3 heads consisting of a leader, the smart one (who tends to flash a camera), and an idiot one They are sent down to Nowhere to take revenge for the death of their father by killing Courage. If they don't kill him they are told they can't come back home. They of course fail to kill Courage and after seeing them cry thinking they can't go back home, Courage opts to fake a beating using the camera.
- Heel-Face Turn: When Courage decides to help them out.
- Shout-Out: Ed, Edd n Eddy possibly. Courage's solution to their problem also glens a bit from White Men Can't Jump.
- 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 sorely for fame and fortune rather then just doing it for the love of the it. So much so he..somehow became an ulcer in his own stomach.
A librarian who curses the Bagges due to an extremely overdue library book.
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. But this time, Courage refuses to stand by and watch his family be taken from him again, freeing the two of them. In the struggle, the evil vet gets himself locked inside his own rocket and propelled to the moon... where every dog he victimized is waiting for him- including Courage's decidedly furious parents.
- 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
- Bigger Bad: Remember every villain ever portrayed on this show? He's the one who directly traumatized Courage as a child.
- Evil Old Folks
- Fat Bastard
- For Science!: His primary motive.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Absolutely no soul at all.
- 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.
A perfectionist teacher who shows up in the Bagges home out of nowhere and forces Courage to be her student.
- Badass Normal: There isn't too much supernatural traits about her other than melting, but she can freak out Courage just by giving him "perfections",
- Final Boss: The last villain faced in the show.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Just why did she show up in the first place!?
- 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.
- 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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