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Felix The Cat
Felix the Cat
The world's most famous cat, and the longest lasting animated cartoon character in history.There are various incarnations of Felix the Cat throughout the franchise, with only a few consistent traits shared between all of them. Tropes specific to a certain Felix should go in their profiles below.
Tropes associated with Felix In General:
- Adaptational Personality Change: Notably, almost every new incarnation of the Felix series completely overhauls his personality.
- The Van Beuren Felix changes Felix from an Anti-Hero into a generic Kid Hero.
- The Joe Oriolo is the most notable one, changing Felix's personality from a rascally Anti-Hero into a genial everyman.
- The Betty Boop And Felix incarnation of Felix is by far the most brazenly changed in character, since it turns him into an Expy of Garfield, complete with speaking with thought balloons and saying acerbic things in his head.
- Anti-Hero: In some of the original cartoons, and occasionally in Twisted Tales.
- Art Evolution: Felix started as a four legged cat with corners that could poke out the eye of a tiger. After a few shorts, he started walking on his hind legs, and in 1924, Bill Nolan redesigned Felix into the curvier, softer design we're more familiar with. In the late 1950's Joe Oriolo completed the evolution by slickening up Felix's design to read more clearly on TVs, and this remains the standard Felix design to this day (although Twisted Tales of Felix briefly went back to using the original Bill Nolan design).
- In the comics, Felix went through several redesigns as well, starting off with his standard cartoon design, but eventually started getting drawn in an even rounder, cuter looking art style by Otto Messmer. By the time Otto retired from drawing the comics, Joe Oriolo took over art chores and starting drawing Felix in them like he did in his made-for-TV cartoons.
- Badass Adorable: Felix normally isn't the fighting type, but when push comes to shove, he can definitely put up a good fight.
- In "Uncle Tom's Crabbin", Felix tricks Simon Legree into chasing after himself to help Uncle Tom, even flinging rocks right back at Legree while he's chasing him. And then Felix fights Simon Legree's hunting dog one on one and quickly beats the animal into a limp noodle (literally—nothing is left of the thing but a long string by the time he's done).
- In "The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg", he takes the initiative to rescue his pet goose from Captain Kidd and his gang of pirates, and he even grabs a sword and attempts to duel one on one with the Captain.
- In "Felix Babysits", the normally jovial Trans-Lux Felix is almost eaten by the ravenous amoeba King Gulpo, but he will have none of it and brutally socks him right in the stomach.
- Baby Felix gets a case of this in Baby Felix Halloween. Despite being a baby, Baby Felix is capable of fighting his way through an assortment of ghosts and monsters with a hat as his weapon.
- Cartoony Tail: His tail can even detach and shapeshift! While he could still do this in the Trans-Lux cartoons, it was played down considerably in favor of the Magic Bag.
- Cats Are Magic: Thanks in part to the surreal nature of his early films and the Magic Bag of Tricks.
- Catch-Phrase: "Righty-o!" in the Joe Oriolo series. It also pops up in Twisted Tales, but not as frequently, and it's archaic nature is sometimes mocked (i.e. in "Phoney Phelix").
- The Determinator: Felix is a very ambitious critter.
- Cute Kitten
- Friend to All Living Things: One of the most enduring traits of Felix through the series is his kind hearted, altruistic nature; if someone is in need of aid, be it a kid baseball player who got wrongfully thrown in jail and needs a stand-in for his game, Uncle Tom at the mercy of Simon Legree, a clown about to commit suicide, a lost pet elephant who needs to be returned to her Rajah, or a Princess whose kingdom was overthrown by an evil dictator and his army of robots, he will not hesitate to help, and he shows virtually no signs of maliciousness or veangefulness (although he was a lot more rascally in his silent cartoons). At most, he just gets agitated at someone whenever they wrong him. He even holds no ill will towards his arch enemy, the Professor, and even helps him out if he winds up in trouble.
- The Van Beuren Felix plays this trait up even more; in the opening of "The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg", Felix is handing out gold coins by the bucketful to the local poor, thanks to the help of his golden goose and her endless supply of golden eggs. And when the goose gets kidnapped by Captain Kid, her eggs are the last thing on Felix's mind—he's genuinely concerned for her safety, and he even tries to put up a fight against the pirate before he captures her.
- In "The Termites of 1960", Felix actually gets upset because he (seemingly) killed the termite that was pestering him.
- In certain levels of the NES video game, Felix gets the ability to ride on turtles and dolphins if you grab a power-up, and they help him by attacking enemies for him.
- Funny Animal: He's an anthropomorphic cat.
- Fun Personified: He's very good-natured and fun-loving.
- Kick Them While They're Down:
- In "Felix and Vavoom", Felix steals Professor and Rock's diamonds right from under their noses. While they were wrong to attack Felix and Vavoom, they were perfectly in their right to take the diamonds, since nobody owned them, making it come off as Felix rubbing salt in their wounds by doing this.
- In an uncharacteristically mean moment, the Twisted Tales episode "Attack of the Robot Rat" has Felix outright mocking Professor and Rock after he defeats their giant robot, rubbing it in their faces that they'll never defeat him. Even in his Twisted Tales incarnation, Felix was never that cocky or inconsiderate.
- Mascot with Attitude
- Medium Awareness: The Silent era Felix is implied to be aware he's in a cartoon, considering he can manipulate the symbols and words he thinks up to his advantage, such as in "Felix Saves The Day", where he climbs up four question marks he created to reach a jail cell. Twisted Tales makes it absolutely clear that Felix knows he's a cartoon character—"The Underwater Kingdom" even has him remembering one of his past cartoon adventures, specifically the Van Beuren era short "Neptune Nonsense".
- Mysterious Middle Initial: A comic story had him operating as a detective under the name of Felix T. Cat. When asked, he says that the "T" stands for "The".
- Nice Guy: Felix is this in most of his incarnations, even in his early scrappier years.
- Significant Name: Felix is Latin for Luck, which fits Felix's subversion of the "black cats bring bad luck" stereotype.
- Species Surname: Occasionally, he is addressed as Felix T. Cat, making his surname his species as well.
- Static Character: While Felix's personality is inconsistent throughout the various series, one thing that does stay consistent is that Felix never undergoes character development in any of them.
- Stock Animal Diet: In the classic, Joe Oriolo and Twisted Tales series, he's shown to have an affinity for milk, a trait commonly associated with cats—in the NES video game, he can even collect milk bottles to refuel his power-ups. In the B&W cartoons, Felix is shown to have an affinity for fish, but in the Van Beuren era short "Neptune Nonsense", Felix owns a pet goldfish and tells King Neptune that he doesn't eat fish.
- Suddenly Voiced: In the three Van Beuren shorts and the Tras-Lux TV cartoons.
- Vague Age: Like many famous cartoon chracters, Felix's age is never made clear. This is most notable in the Trans-Lux television series, where he is shown to be living by himself and is trusted by the Professor to look after his nephew Poindexter, but is occasionally referred to as a kid. The Van Beuren shorts consistently portrayed him as being kid like in personality, but apparently old enough to own his own house and run his own business.
- Vocal Dissonance: Felix has constantly rotated through voice actors throughout the years, so he goes through a lot of voice ranges.
- His earliest voice was a barely legible cat like voiced provided by an uncredited actor for his first sound cartoons.
- Walter Tetley gives him a very kiddy sounding voice in the Van Beuren shorts.
- Jack Mercer gave him a Mickey Mouse-esque falsetto in the Trans-Lux cartoons (which David Kolin and Dave Coulier patterned their own voices after in The Movie and Felix Saves Christmas respectively, although Coulier does a much lower voice than either Mercer or Kolin).
- Thom Adcox makes him sound like a teenager in Twisted Tales first season, and Charlie Adler basically uses the same voice he uses for Chicken when he voiced Felix in season 2, not even attempting to keep his voice consistent with Adcox's voice.
- The Voiceless: He was originally a silent cartoon star (although he did occasionally talk through speech balloons) and remained silent for a bit even after his cartoons started using sound. In the Betty Boop crossover comics, where he was Betty's pet, he didn't speak at all, with his thoughts being represented by thought bubbles instead.
- Walking the Earth: Felix is never in one place for too long.
Felix The Cat (Classic)
- Debut: Feline Follies (1919)
- Characterization Marches On: In his first couple films, he was a regular housecat named Master Tom. Felix got his real name in his third film The Adventures of Felix, and he started walking around on his hind legs soon after.
- Constantly Curious: Otto Messmer described boylike curiosity as being a major trait of Felix's personality, which often ends up getting him into one adventure after another.Otto Messmer: "I used an extreme amount of eye motion, wriggling eyes and turning his whiskers, and this seemed to be what hit the public - expressions! I think instead of just having him chase a lot of things around and bumpin' each other, which might be funny, I made him act as a little boy would wonder... how high is that star, how deep is the ocean, what makes the wind blow? I used all those things for a theme."
- Cute Little Fangs: He's sometimes drawn with a little fang poking out of his mouth.
- Demoted to Extra: In the comic "Felix And His Friends #3" (1954), the story "Felix and the Merry Midgets" has the story mostly focus on three little dwarfs who help plan a surprise birthday part for Felix, who doesn't show up until late in the story.
- Friend to All Children: In the silent films and comics, Felix is seen getting along with kids very well, such as in "Felix Saves the Day", "Felix Gets Revenge" and "Felix Minds The Kid".
- Guile Hero
- Mr. Vice Guy: The Silent era Felix is unmistakably the hero of the cartoons, but he's not without his vices—he's not above pulling strings to get what he wants, such as his first newspaper comic involving bribing some mice to invade a man's house so that he can get a job and food from him in exchange for catching the mice, and even in cartoons where he has a wife and kids (such as in "Flim Flam Films"), he has no shame in flirting with another kitten nearby.
- Pragmatic Hero: Felix sometimes falls into this in the silent cartoons and comics. He is unquestionably the protagonist, but he's not above doing something shady to get what he needs to survive, especially since he's often homeless and has to scavenge for food. In his newspaper comic debut, he tries to get a job as a mouse catcher, but is given the boot by a houseowner. Felix is so indignant, that he figures out a plan—he steals a wheel of cheese from a truck nearby, and bribes some local mice with it to terrorize the owner of the house. The fearful owner offers Felix a job and food on the spot.
- The Unintelligible: In the earliest sound cartoons starring him, he was provided a voice by an uncredited actor, but he barely made any real words, just bizarre, cat like gibberish.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Felix occasionally used this ability in the silent cartoons, most notably in "Felix in Hollywood".
Van Beuren Felix
Voiced by: Walter TetleyThe shortest-lasting incarnation of the character, this version of Felix was created for the short-lived theatrical cartoon revival of the series by Van Beuren, as part of their Rainbow Parade series of cartoons. He only appeared in three cartoons due to the studio abruptly going belly-up in 1936. Personality wise, there isn't much to say about this Felix. He's nice, meek and kiddy, but that's about it.
- Flat Character: He's probably the least interesting or developed of all the Felix incarnations in personality, owing in part to the fact that he only starred in three shorts. He's a nice guy, but he has none of Felix's wilder qualities from the older shorts, and he's much more meek than the Joe Oriolo Felix.
- Kid Hero: Felix is strongly implied to be a kid (or at least kid-like in personality, it's not clear due to his Vague Age) in the Van Beuren shorts, despite running his own business and owning a house in two of the shorts.
- Papa Wolf: Felix gets rather temperamental when Captain Kid kidnaps his friendly golden goose, and he at least tries to put up a fight against him, even though he gets beaten rather easily.
Joe Oriolo Felix
Voiced by: Jack Mercer (Trans-Lux TV series), David Kolin (The Movie), Toshihiko Seki (Baby Felix, adult, Japanese voice), Don Oriolo (Baby Felix, adult, English Dub), Dave Coulier (Felix The Cat Saves Christmas)
"Righty-o!"After acquiring a license to the character in the late 1950's (and later outright buying out the franchise), Otto Messmer prestige Joe Oriolo rebooted the Felix series with this version of the character. Due to moral attitudes towards cartoons of the time and network restrictions, Joe Oriolo's Felix is also divorced from the salty Silent Era Felix, but not to the extent of the Van Beuren Felix—he is a fairly laid back, pun cracking and jovial, fun loving character, loving to travel and help out anyone possible, and being friendly to virtually everyone, including his own foes—but he was also assertive and stern in the face of evil, and was more than willing to chase down his adversaries and give them what they had coming when he gets the chance, often with the help of his Magic Bag of Tricks, which was introduced in this series.
—Joe Oriolo Felix's catchphrase
- All-Loving Hero: His personality became this in this series. He never holds grudges and is friends to virtually everyone, including his foe the Professor. The only person he openly hates is Master Cylinder, and for very good reason.
- Deadpan Snarker: In the movie, at least. "Where are we, New Jersey?"
- The Everyman: In the Trans-Lux cartoons. Unlike the meek, childish Van Beuren Felix, this incarnation is much more assertive and jovial.
- Flat Character: The Joe Oriolo Felix isn't all that shaded of a character. He's easygoing, genial and a proverbial boy scout with few, if any, vices. Sympathetic for sure, but this also makes him a rather uninteresting protagonist, hence why the plots of most of the Joe Oriolo series is driven by the villains instead.
- Foil: To the Professor. While the Professor is grouchy and antagonistic, Felix is kindhearted and jovial.
- Forgot About His Powers: In "Blubberino the Whale", Felix is stranded on a raft in the middle of the ocean and starving. The thing is, Felix has his Magic Bag on hand, which he can use for any situation or purpose he needs—-in fact, he turns the bag into a gyrocopter at the end to defeat the eponymous whale. And in "The Magic Bag", we can see the bag is capable of creating food too. Why didn't Felix just use the bag to return back to the mainland in the first place, or at least just conjure up a meal for himself then and there?
- The Good Guys Always Win: The Joe Oriolo Felix, without exception, always came out on top over Professor and the other villains. This was due to a mandate from distributor Trans-Lux, who said Felix always had to win in the end.
- Incredible Shrinking Man: In "Felix Babysits", Poindexter uses a formula to shrink him down to microscopic size, which causes no end of trouble for himself, and even Poindexter himself once he reverses Felix's transformation—while enlarging another amoeba, King Gulpo, along with him.
- Mellow Fellow: In the Joe Oriolo cartoons, he's a very easygoing guy and isn't one to hold grudges.
- Plot Armor: While he's not an Invincible Hero, even with the Magic Bag of Tricks on hand, In the Joe Oriolo cartoons, distributor Trans-Lux gave a mandate that Felix always had to win against Professor and the other villains, with no exceptions.
- Pungeon Master: The Trans-Lux Felix really likes to make puns and lighthearted wisecracks. This element was present in the early newspaper comics too, but nowhere to the extent of the TV era cartoons.
- Show Within a Show: The Joe Oriolo Felix is frequently seen either reading his own comics or watching his own TV show in-universe.
- Villains Act, Heroes React: In the Joe Oriolo cartoons, Felix is almost never the instigator of the conflict when Professor and the other villains are involved in the plot, which happens to be more often than not. He's always on hand and ready to work against whatever trouble they bring to the table.
Felix (Felix the Cat Live)
- Debut: Above the Sky (1972)
- Adaptational Wimp: Understandably, he has none of the surreal abilities of the previous Felixs at his disposal, but he also doesn't have the Magic Bag of Tricks on hand either, despite the shows theme song mentioning it.
Felix (Betty Boop & Felix)
- Debut: Betty Boop And Felix (1984)
- Adaptational Wimp: This Felix has none of the abilities of the other Felixs, nor his Magic Bag of Tricks.
- Expy: Of Garfield in personality.
- Put on a Bus: He was forced out of the crossover comic with Betty Boop when King Features Syndicate, who ran the strip, found out that while they distributed his comics in the past, they didn't have the rights to actually use him in their own comics.
- The Voiceless: This Felix is incapable of speaking, but the reader can see his thought balloons.
Twisted Tales Felix
- Debut: Guardian Idiot (1995)
Voiced By: Thom Adcox-Hernandez (Season 1), Charlie Adler (Season 2)An attempt at creating an amalgam of the Otto Messmer Felix and the Joe Oriolo Felix, this Felix has the personally of a rascally teenager. He has the surreal abilities of the original Felix, but he also has access to the Magic Bag of Tricks.
- All Men Are Perverts: In Twisted Tales, he's much more interested in relationships with girls. This is especially notable in "Wet Paint", where one way he uses the 3-D paint is by creating a girl for him to make out with.
- Composite Character: He's a mashup of the Otto Messmer Felix and the Joe Oriolo Felix.
- Show Within a Show: This Felix has his own cartoon show in-universe, called The Not-So-Twisted Tales of Felix The Cat. He also had his own comic book, which dates all the way back to 1925 (Felix did star in newspaper comics of the time, but comic books weren't invented till the 1930's, and Felix didn't get his own comic book until 1938).
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Felix retains this ability from the silent-era Felix and can use it alongside his Magic Bag of Tricks.
- Waxing Lyrical: In the second season of Twisted Tales, Felix will sometimes quote his own theme song, but usually in a sarcastic way.
- Debut: Baseball-O-Rama (2000)
Voiced By: Yumi Touma (Japanese voice), Denise Negame (English dub)The Joe Oriolo Felix, but as an infant. Both he and his adult self interact through time travel to help him learn as he grows up.
- Brats with Slingshots: In Baby Felix Halloween, Felix can acquire a slingshot to use as a weapon, but he only uses it to save his friends instead of for mischief.
- Charged Attack: In Baby Felix Halloween, Felix has a hat and slingshot attack that he's able to charge up for more damage.
- Cute Kitten: He's the Joe Oriolo Felix as a toddler. His older self even interacts with him via Time Travel and gives him his own Magic Bag of Tricks to use.
- Weaponized Headgear: In Baby Felix Halloween, Felix dons an Indiana Jones-esque costume, and uses a fedora as his default weapon.
Characters Who Debuted In the Silent/Golden Age Cartoons & Comics
- Debut: Feline Follies (1919)
Voiced By: Kevin Schon, Susan Silo (Twisted Tales)A recurring mouse character (often seen alongside other mice) that Felix is friends with.
- Adapted Out: He doesn't appear at all in the Joe Oriolo cartoons, although the official website does have a character profile for him in that series style.
- Depending on the Artist: His appearance in inconsistent due to him being a minor character in the series. Sometimes he has black fur, while other times he's depicted as having gray fur.
- Depending on the Writer: Sometimes, he's just a generic mouse in the silent cartoons, while on other occasions he's a mutual friend of Felix.
- Named by the Adaptation: He wasn't named in the original cartoons, but was given a name in Twisted Tales of Felix.
- Odd Friendship: With Felix the Cat.
- Punny Name: His name is a play on "23-Skidoo!", an antiquated phrase for "Leave somewhere quickly", or in layman's terms, "Get lost!", which is what many people would do to a mouse like him.
- Villain of the Week: He briefly becomes this in the Twisted Tales episode "The Petrified Cheese", where he instigates the conflict of the cartoon by stealing the cheese. That said, he's more of a pest than a menace, and he's in the same boat as Felix and Shamus H. Goldcrow in the end when they're attacked by mummies who want the cheese back.
Debut: Feline Follies (1919)
Voiced by: Ai Maeda (Baby Felix, infant, Japanese voice)Felix's ladyfriend introduced in the first short, sometimes known as Miss Kitty White or Kitty Kat. She only occasionally appeared in the cartoons, and her most prominent appearances were in the comics and Baby Felix.
Tropes associated with Kitty:
- Adapted Out: She does not appear at all in the original Joe Oriolo TV cartoons, but she did appear in the comics drawn by Joe Oriolo from the same time period, and she was brought back in the NES tie-in game and Baby Felix & Friends cartoons that are in the same continuity as the Oriolo Felix. She is also absent from Twisted Tales, being replaced by Candy as Felix's focus of affection.
- A Dog Named "Dog": She's a cat who is named Kitty.
- Damsel in Distress: In the NES Felix the Cat game, Professor kidnaps her and Felix has to rescue her.
- Depending on the Artist: Sometimes she looks nothing like Felix◊, sometimes she looks as cartoony as Felix◊, and sometimes she falls somewhere in between like in the picture above.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Depictions of her in the 1950's/1960's comics gave her a dress and skirt.
- Hartman Hips
- Ms. Fanservice: In some of the later merchandise she appears in.
- Official Couple: With Felix, although the state of their relationship depends on the cartoon. In her debut, she was successfully wooed by Felix and had a litter of kittens. Other depictions include a hotheaded girlfriend, naggy wife, or even The One That Got Away.
- Satellite Love Interest: She is rarely seen acting on her own, almost always accompanying Felix.
- She's Got Legs: As evident in the picture above.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Modern adaptations occasionally give her a pink bow.
Inky and Dinky/Winky
Debut: Felix the Cat Weathers The Weather (1926)Felix's two inquisitive and ingenious nephews. They are obedient and treat their uncle with respect, although he is occasionally the brunt of their practical jokes. Their curiosity and impish charm endears them to almost everyone, and their simultaneous conclusions suggest the psychic link that many twins are supposed to have.While they debuted in the silent cartoons as supporting characters, their appearances in them were infrequent, and later Felix cartoons abandoned using them altogether. The bulk of their appearances can be found in the Felix the Cat comic books. A third, unnamed nephew/son occasionally appeared in the silent cartoons too, such as in "Flim Flam Films".
Tropes Associated With Inky and Winky/Dinky
- Adaptational Name Change: When Joe Oriolo took over work on the Felix the Cat and later assumed ownership of Felix, he renamed Dinky to Winky. According to Don Oriolo, Joe just liked the name Winky better, and the name "dinky" had a connotation of being insignificant at the time, which didn't sound positive to Joe Oriolo.
- Adapted Out: They make no appearances at all in the cartoons beyond the b&w shorts, although they found a new home in the comic books and still pop up in merchandising. Their official character profile also depicts them in the style of the Oriolo era, suggesting that they do exist in that series, but simply don't appear in person.
- Art Evolution: Their designs frequently changed throughout the series to match the changing designs of their uncle.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Occasionally they like to make their uncle the butt of their jokes, usually in the comics.
- Breakout Character: They got their own comic book spinoff in the 50's, "Felix's Nephews Inky and Dinky", which ran for seven issues from 1957 to 1958.
- Chaste Toons: In their initial appearances, they were said to be Felix's sons, but from 1930's "April Maze" and on, they were retconned to be Felix's nephews.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In their modern appearances, Inky wears red shorts with white buttons (an amusingly similar outfit to that of Mickey Mouse) and a hat, while Winky wears a blueish-gray hat and shorts.
- Suddenly Voiced: In "April Maze", one of the first Felix sound cartoons, they're given voices, although not very intelligible ones.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: They look almost identical to their uncle, except pint sized.
- The Unintelligible: In "April Maze", they are both voiced by uncredited actors, but are given no real dialogue, just childish, cat-like gibberish.
Goldie the Goose
- Damsel in Distress: She ends up getting captured by Captain Kidd for her golden eggs, and Felix has to rescue her.
- Meaningful Name: She's a golden goose who can lay golden eggs.
- Public-Domain Character: She's the classic golden goose of Aesop's Fables fame.
- The Voiceless: She isn't capable of speaking, only communicating in honks.
- Dog Face: His design is depicted like this.
- Expy: Of Disney's Pete in regards to his thuggish physique, voice and personality.
- Historical-Domain Character: He's a cartoon animal take on a real life pirate.
- Pirate: Kidd is one of the classic swashbuckling, pillage and plundering type.
- Seadog Peg Leg: Captain Kidd has one. He duels ably with Felix at first, until his peg gets stuck in a knothole on the pirate ship's deck.
- Villain of the Week: He's a oneshot bad guy whose sole appearance was in the first Van Beuren Felix cartoon.
Debut: Neptune Nonsense (1936)
Voiced By: Jack Mercer (Trans-Lux Series), Jess Harnell (Twisted Tales)The benevolent ruler of the sea that Felix encounters while trying to find his pet goldfish.While Neptune only appeared in one of the classic era Felix shorts, other variations of the character have appeared in the Joe Oriolo series (i.e. Moo Moo Island Oysters, King Neptune's S.O.S.) and the Twisted Tales series (i.e. "The Underwater Kingdom").
- Adaptational Name Change: In Twisted Tales, he calls himself King Happy Neppy.
- Canon Immigrant: As mentioned above, variations of the character have appeared in two other Felix the Cat series despite only appearing in the very short lived Van Beuren branch of the series. The Joe Oriolo one isn't intended as the same character and just draws inspiration from the same mythical character, but the Twisted Tales Neptune is loosely inspired by his Van Beuren appearance, considering the plot of his episode is kicked into action by a fish watching "Neptune Nonsense" in-universe.
- Chivalrous Pervert: In Neptune Nonsense, he has a topless mermaid dancer by his side who flirts with him, much to his pleasure.
- Large and in Charge: He's a few stories tall in height and is the ruler of the sea.
- Papa Wolf: When he believes Felix is trying to eat the fish he rules over, he has Felix arrested and angrily grills him, rhetorically asking how he would feel if he was captured and cooked alive like his subjects. He changes his tune when Felix reveals that he doesn't eat fish and is just looking for a companion for his pet goldfish.
- Public-Domain Character
Old King Cole
Debut: Bold King Cole (1936)Based on the classic Nursery Rhyme character, King Cole is a oneshot character whose sole appearance was in the third and last of the Van Beuren Felix the Cat cartoons. He's a pompous windbag who loves bragging, and this gets him into a pickle with the ghosts of his ancestors who live in his castle, forcing Felix to help him out.
- Disproportionate Reward: For saving him from the ghosts, King Cole immediately gives Felix a royal title, Prince Felix, as a reward.
- Miles Gloriosus: He brags about his supposed heroics but then runs an hides from anything he perceives as a threat. Eventually, the spirits of past kings get tired of his bragging and proceed kidnap him, strapping him to a machine to "knock the wind out of the old windbag", and Felix has to face his own fears to rescue him.
- Public-Domain Character
Butch the Bully Bulldog
Debut: Seeds and Proceeds (Felix the Cat #10, 1949, Dell Comics)A oneshot crook who made a brief appearance in one of the Felix the Cat comics, robbing Felix of a wallet with Mexican Jumping Beans (which bounce right back to him as the crook walks off). Despite having an extremely small role in the story and only appearing in four panels, he's a precursor to Rock Bottom from the Joe Oriolo Felix cartoons per word of Don Oriolo.
- Alliterative Name: Butch the Bully Bulldog.
- Bully Bulldog: It's in his name.
- No Name Given: He's unnamed in his sole appearance, but Don Oriolo revealed his name in an interview.
- Villain of the Week: A oneshot crook who only made a very brief appearance in one of the old Felix the Cat comics. Rock Bottom is considered a spiritual successor to him.
Characters Who Debuted In the Joe Oriolo Cartoons
The Magic Bag of Tricks
Baby Felix and Friends suggests in "Magic Bag Mania" that Felix gave another Magic Bag of Tricks to his toddler self, but this only raises more questions, particularly that of where he could have found another Magic Bag of Tricks in the first place that can do virtually anything Felix wants or needs it to be, whether its spawn an escalator, turn into a fully functional aircraft, become a portal to Mars, and so on. While the bag mostly serves as a prop, several episodes imply that it has a degree of sentience to it. The Professor is intrigued by the bags versatile nature and frequently wants to steal it from Felix so he can use it for his own ends—fortunately, the bag willingly refuses to serve him.The bag also made appearances in The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat, where it once again serves as a helpful prop, but in the episode "Viva Lost Wages", Felix's relationship with the bag of tricks is played as a romance.Despite being one of the most famous parts of the Felix series, it wasn't there from the start—it was introduced in the 1950's Joe Oriolo cartoons, 40 years after Felix made his cartoon debut. Word of God has it that the polka dot patterns of the bag were based on some wallpaper in Joe Oriolo's house. Some of the cels of the Magic Bag even had pieces of said wallpaper glued to them!
- Adapted Out: The Magic Bag is completely absent from the Betty Boop & Felix newspaper comics.
- Adaptational Wimp:
- In the NES and Game Boy tie-in game, the Magic Bag of Tricks goes through this. In the Joe Oriolo cartoons, it was an outright Story-Breaker Power that could turn into or create anything and could get Felix out of any situation. The video game significantly nerfs its powers to where it can only do four different attacks, three of which need power ups and have a time limit. Understandably, it would be impossible to properly transition the Bags limitless abilities into a video game, and giving the bag limits ensures that the gameplay still has challenge.
- It gets hit with this even worse in Baby Felix Halloween. It's not even a regular gameplay item anymore—it's reduced to a trivial item that merely refills your health bar when you grab it.
- Animate Inanimate Object: It's a sentient Bag that can do magic.
- Awesome Backpack: The bag of tricks can turn into or contain anything Felix needs.
- Bag of Holding: The Bag of Tricks has no limit on what it can store inside of it, and anything can pop out of it, including an escalator, food and even a boxing kangaroo in the first episode of the TV series.
- Companion Cube: The bag is implied to be this to Felix in the Joe Oriolo cartoons, and it's taken further in Twisted Tales.
- Cool Plane: In "Electronic Brainwasher", Felix escapes from the Professor's Lab by turning his Magic Bag into a large plane with a rocket engine, complete with the bag's polka dotted patterns spread across it.
- Cool Ship: In underwater levels of the NES game, the bag can turn into a torpedo launching submarine.
- Cool Starship: In world 8 of the NES game (world 5 in the Game Boy version), Felix's bag turns into a slick one-seater spaceship that can fire lasers and has complete freedom of movement. The only downside is that it has a limit to how long it can be used without collecting milk bottles (in the NES game, anyway—it has no such weakness in the Game Boy version), and one hit makes it keel over.
- Demoted to Extra: In Baby Felix Halloween, the Magic Bag has no role in the story and only sporadically appears as an optional health power-up.
- Deus ex Machina: According to Don Oriolo, the Magic Bag was created for the Trans-Lux cartoons to partly serve as this and because Trans-Lux wanted Felix to be someone who could solve anyone's problems by any means. The series also had crushing deadlines (they had hours to write the scripts for each episode, and had to turn out a few episodes every week) so there wasn't any time to overthink or analyze the stories. With that said, Joe Oriolo intentionally wrote many episodes without the bag in mind (I.e. Vavoom Learns How to Fish) or wrote episodes where the conflict is caused by separating Felix from his bag (i.e. The Vacation Mirage) to keep the stories interesting."The Magic Bag was an element created to give an easy way out in the five-minute [TV] episodes... it replaced the piercing of the fourth wall in simpler terms for a series with such a limited budget. They wanted a "younger" show. That's why Jack Mercer spoke in slow deliberate tones. Felix was to be everybody's best friend—-who could solve any problem anyone had, even if it meant taking the easy way out with the Magic Bag."
- Expy: The Magic Bag was meant as a streamlined replacement for another magical prop Felix used in the past, specifically a flying carpet that occasionally popped up in the silent films, and regularly appeared as a means for Felix to travel in the later comic books.
- Empathic Weapon: Implied to be this in the Joe Oriolo cartoons, and taken even further in Twisted Tales.
- Face Ship: In underwater levels of the NES game, Felix can turn the bag into submarine as a power-up. It's shaped like his head, and it spits torpedoes as an attack.
- Green Lantern Ring: The bag has no limits to what it can or can't transform into, and it only has a handful of known weaknesses.
- Iconic Sequel Character: Despite being one of the most iconic parts of the Felix series, it didn't show up until the Joe Oriolo cartoons, made 40 years after Felix made his debut.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: The bag has no known limits to what Felix wants it to transform into or create.
- Loyal Phlebotinum: The Magic Bag of Tricks is implied to be sentient, and most of the time, it works for Felix and only Felix. The handful of times Professor manages to get his hands on it, the bag will violently resist every attempt he makes to use it. Felix can even whistle for it to come back to his side—in "Felix Out West", it even morphs into a rabbit and hops back to Felix, licking him on the face like a dog before it turns back to normal. With that said, Poindexter did figure out how to use the Bag in "Martin the Martian Meets Felix the Cat", but that was only so he turn it into a portal to Mars so he could meet Martin, so it's not that Professor is outright incapable of using it so much as the bag knows he's a bad guy and won't allow him to exploit its powers.
- Made of Indestructium: The bag is virtually impossible to damage or destroy. It's taken quite a few beatings from Professor in the few times he gets his hands on it, right down to using piles of dynamite to blow it open, but they don't even singe the thing. It's transformations can receive damage or wear (such as its buzzsaw form getting worn out in "The Professor's Instant Changer"), but even that damage goes away when it returns back to normal.
- Magic Wand: It serves a similar purpose to it, except its a bag.
- Self-Guarding Phlebotinum: The Bag is more than capable of defending itself from Professor should it fall into his hands. It has been known to violently attack or backfire on Professor whenever he tries to exploit its abilities, like turning into a giant balloon in "Felix Out West" or chasing Professor around like an angry dog in "Felix In Egypt".
- Sentient Phlebotinum: The Bag is strongly implied to be sentient and have a personality of its own.
- Shapeshifter: The Bag is capable of turning itself into objects like a fully functional rocket plane, and it is fully capable of transforming on its own without Felix. In "Felix Out West", it even turns into a rabbit and hops back to him, licking him as if it was a dog. In "Step Right Up", Felix turns it into an elephant to take on Peeking Duck and his goons, but it gets distracted by a cotton candy machine and walks away to eat out of it.
- Story-Breaker Power: The bag can summon or turn into anything Felix needs, is virtually indestructible and has very few weaknesses, and it is impossible for anyone besides Felix and Poindexter to exploit it. In fact, the bag was designed for this very purpose. The reason for its addition to the series was because Trans-Lux had a mandate that Felix always had to win and had to be able to help anyone out in any way possible, even if it meant taking the easy way out in a story with the tool. Joe Oriolo, the showrunner of the original TV series, realized that it was never specified that Felix always had to be in stories which needed the bag, and wisely made sure not to overuse it—many episodes don't feature the bag at all, and even episodes that do have it tend to use the Bag as a last resort or for something more mundane. Better yet, some episodes (such as "The Vacation Mirage" or "Vavoom Learns how to Fish") create a source of conflict by separating Felix from his bag or have Felix forget to bring his bag altogether, ensuring he can't just use the bag to instantly solve the conflict.
- Tank Goodness:
- In the climax of "Felix in the Mid-Evil Ages", Felix wins the duel against the Professor by turning his Magic Bag into a very large yellow tank, which Professor crashes his metal horse right into.
- In the NES game, one of Felix's power-ups is to turn the bag into a mini-tank, which shoots out rubber balls that can kill any enemy in the game in one hit and make short work of bosses, at the cost of a slow firing rate and its shots flying in an arc.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Going by Felix The Cat: The Movie, the only apparent weakness the bag has is that if someone else grabs the bag while Felix is holding it, it instantly negates whatever form it was using. That doesn't stop it from attacking Professor and transforming of its own accord when he tries to abuse it or exploit it, though, such as in Felix Out West.
- Unmoving Plaid: The bags polka dot patterns usually don't wrap around the bags form and just face the viewer in a two dimensional way. Don Oriolo claims the polka dot pattern of the bag was based on some wallpaper his dad had and often used to glue to the cels of the bag of tricks.
- The Voiceless: Justified, as it's a magic bag.
Voiced by: Jack Mercer (Trans-Lux TV series), Chris Phillips (The Movie), Pat Fraley (Twisted Tales), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Baby Felix, Japanese voice), Don Oriolo (Baby Felix, English Dub), Jason Marsden (Felix Saves Christmas)
"I made a boo boo, I made a boo boo, I made a boo boo, I made a boo boo!"The main foe of Felix in the Trans-Lux TV cartoons, an eccentric, grouchy mad scientist. His modus-operandi in life is to steal Felix's magic bag of tricks for his own use—stubbornly failing to accept throughout the years that the bag will not work for anyone but Felix. He also tends to commit heists for monetary gain, sometimes with the help of his lackey Rock Bottom, but Felix is always around to stop them. With all that said, he won't be giving Lex Luthor a run for his money—he's barely a threat to Felix at all, and has never scored a real victory over him. And he doesn't seem to take the rivalry all that seriously either—on occasion, he'll put aside his animosity towards Felix and hire him as a babysitter to watch over his nephew, Poindexter.
—Professor after realizing he screwed up an attempt to get Felix's Magic Bag
Tropes associated with The Professor:
- Absent-Minded Professor: This is probably his greatest weakness. He has impressive intellect, but he can't even remember his own name half the time, and he tends to make some serious lapses in judgement that give Felix a chance to get the edge over him.
- Affably Evil: He may be a villain, but he's a rather pitiful, eccentric character—most of his crimes amount to petty thievery or just screwing around with Felix. In some episodes, he isn't even an enemy to Felix.
- Aesop Amnesia: He never seems to accept that the bag won't work for him. Given his intelligence and persistence, he's probably just too stubborn to give up figuring out how to use it.
- Bad Boss: He's quite disrespectful and rude towards his hired hand Rock Bottom, not that you could blame him.
- Badass Moustache: And a very expressive one too, since it almost always covers his entire face.
- Bald of Evil: Although in "Felix Saves Christmas", he was shown to have a full set of poofy hair as a kid.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He's the main villain of the made-for-TV cartoons, although he's not very good at it most of the time. His threat is eclipsed by that of the Master Cylinder.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: He occasionally has these, mainly when he gets angry. In "Attack of the Robot Rat", Professor is redesigned, with among the changes being his white eyebrows being replaced with big, bushy black ones.
- Brains and Brawn: He's the brains, and his crony Rock Bottom is the brawn.
- Canon Foreigner: He was an original character created exclusively for the made-for-tv cartoons, made decades after the original theatrical cartoons and comics. Tellingly, he very rarely showed up in the classic Felix the Cat comics made around the same time, although he did make appearances in newer Felix comics.
- Cartoonish Supervillainy: Professor plays this as straight as an arrow.
- Child Prodigy: In "Electronic Brainwasher", Professor claims that when he was nine months old, he had read a thousand educational books and made his first stink bomb unaided (his family moved to Mexico the next day) and he launched his first moon rocket at the age of eight (albeit a toy one that was a dud).
- The Chew Toy: It's safe to say that Felix's universe has it in for him and will go out of its way to ensure that his schemes never work, and due to being a rather hapless villain, he tends to get put through the wringer a lot, be it thanks to Felix or by his own hand.
- One of the Twisted Tales of Felix episodes, "Attack of the Robot Rat", takes his hopelessness at defeating Felix and plays it for laughs, with him now being a washed up, pathetic old coot who lives with Rock Bottom in a derelict apartment. Felix, in an uncharacteristically mean moment, even takes time to rub salt in the wound after he gets through effortlessly trashing the Professor's giant robot rat.
- Classic Villain: He has staple villain traits of Pride and Ambition.
- Composite Character: According to Don Oriolo, the Professor was not inspired by any specific character from a previous Felix work, but was an amalgam of various "professorial" characters that appeared in the Felix the Cat comics throughout the years.
- Comically Lop Sided Rivalry: The Professor's rivalry with Felix, which is completely one sided on his part (Felix is an easygoing fellow who just sees Professor as a nuisance at worst and otherwise a neighbour, and he is never the instigator of the conflict when the mad scientist is around) and never, ever works out in his favor.
- Crazy-Prepared: In "Into Outer Space", his entire lab is rigged so that he can seal any entryway or window to prevent escape, including a mousehole that Felix tries to squeeze into!
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He has a fairly large laboratory, superb intellect and is very resourceful and capable of building impressive equipment, including a Time Machine in "Felix and the Mid-Evil Ages"—but he wastes most of it on things such as stealing Felix's bag, or committing money heists.
- Decomposite Character: According to a staffer on The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat, the Professor's revamp introduced in "Attack of the Robot Rat" would have been retconned into a different character from Joe Oriolo's Professor if the show hadn't been cancelled so early. This was due to an order from Don Oriolo, who strongly disliked how drastically the Professor's personality was altered for that episode.
- Deface of the Moon: In Felix the Cat Saves Christmas, during his Villain Song "It's Not Easy Being Mean", Professor launches a rocket to the moon (with Rock Bottom tied to it), which blows off part of it and turns it into a crescent moon.
- Demoted to Extra: In the "Twisted Tales of Felix" cartoon, where he only appears in one episode (Attack of the Robot Rat) and with a heavily revamped design, and is mentioned in passing in The Extraterrestrial Robot. He was planned to make more appearances (albeit with a retcon that would have turned his redesigned form into an entirely seperate character) but the show was abruptly cancelled before that could happen.
- The Determinator: He will stop at nothing to get Felix's bag, even after constantly learning over and over that the Bag will never work for him.
- Didn't Think This Through: Even he realizes how goofed up by sending Felix away in a satellite along with the Magic Bag in "Into Outer Space". He builds a machine to kick himself in the butt for it in the ending."What a fool I've been! BAH!"
- Dub Name Change: In the German dub of the series, he's called Professor Besserwisser (German for Know-It-All).
- Enemy Mine: In the Movie, he's forced into this with Felix due to having to save Oriana, although it's also a way for him to get close to stealing the magic bag—which also becomes ancillary once the Professor finds gold and tries—and fails—to smuggle it through the Dimensporter.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He genuinely cares about his nephew Poindexter. Although In "Venus and the Master Cylinder", he does briefly send him off to the Master Cylinder as a pupil in exchange for a million dollars, believing the experience would be good for Poindexter, but he quickly comes to regret it once Cylinder enslaves Pointdexter for his own ends, and has no intention of honoring his side of the bargain.
- Evil Is Petty: In "Felix Saves Christmas", he uses a weather control device to keep Santa Claus from delivering presents and thus ruin Christmas for everyone, all because he had unpleasant memories of Christmas as a child.
- Evil Laugh: Whenever he's got the cards stacked against Felix, he lets out a boistrous, raspy sounding laugh.
- Evil Uncle: While he mostly acts benevolent, if stern, to his nephew Poindexter, he is a bad guy and obviously isn't setting much of an example for Poinsy to follow.
- Failure Is the Only Option: The Professor has never won a long term victory over Felix. When it comes to getting that Bag of Tricks, he has as much luck as Wile E. Coyote does at catching the Road Runner. And even when he does manage to get the bag, he can't even use it or figure out how to use it.
- Foil: Meant to be this to Felix. Whereas Felix is friendly, easygoing and generally content with what he has, Professor is unpleasant, prideful, and greedy in personality.
- For the Evulz: While mainly driven by either monetary goals or his fruitless attempts at stealing Felix's Magic Bag, in some episodes of his actions dip into being driven by a gleeful sadism that supersedes any previous goal, such as mercilessly tormenting Felix with his Mirage Maker in "The Vacation Mirage", even after he had managed to seperate the cat from his magic bag.
- Genius Ditz: Professor is a goofball, but he's also very tech savvy and has managed to build some impressive machinery, including a Time Machine in "Felix in the Mid-Evil Ages".
- The Grinch: In "Felix Saves Christmas", Professor is revealed to hate Christmas because of bad childhood memories surrounding it, so he decides to ruin it for everyone by using a weather control device to shroud the earth in a very thick snowstorm so that Santa Claus can't deliver his presents. His plan is foiled by the end and he winds up in prison, but he comes around once he finds out Santa left him a present in his cell despite his misdeeds.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: When he isn't pursuing Felix to steal his Bag of Tricks, he's hiring him to babysit Poindexter. Naturally, these tend to be episodes where the Bag doesn't appear.
- Harmless Villain: He and Rock Bottom have to rank as two of the most pathetic villains in western animation. Both of them are either so nonthreatening, incompetent (or in Professor's case, very prone to absentmindedness and big lapses in judgement) or just plain unlucky in their villainy, that they're barely a threat to Felix on their best days. They'll do themselves in with their schemes as often as Felix can stop them, and Professor gets put through the wringer a lot because of this—and because of orders from distributor Trans-Lux, Felix always had to come out on top over them. The Professor can't even succeed in his goal of using Felix's Magic Bag of Tricks anyway—the bag will only work for Felix and violently resists each attempt Professor makes to use it, but he's too stubborn to accept this. It's not really clear how seriously they take themselves as villains either, due in part to the shows breakneck writing schedule (they had mere hours to write each script) and the series light continuity—-their rivalry is sometimes forgotten altogether and Professor hires Felix to babysit Poindexter or hires him as an assistant with no ill will between the two. In "Public Enemies Number One and Two", both he and Rock Bottom even throw a sincere surprise birthday party for Felix. His pitiful nature was part of the reason Master Cylinder was eventually introduced to the series—-they had to present something resembling a real threat to Felix.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: With that said, there have been a few episodes and moments where the Professor gets his act together and proves he can definitely be a legitimate threat to Felix. In "Into Outer Space", he completely corners Felix in his lair by sealing off every possible exit (including a mousehole)—Felix only gets away because of a big lapse in judgement on Professor's part (namely, helplessly launching him off into outer space, which ultimately works out in Felix's favor). In "Blubberino the Whale", he sicks a killer shark after Felix and keeps him on the run. In "Captain No Kiddin", he keeps Felix on the ropes in a swordfight, successfully corners him on the bow of his pirate ship and knocks Felix's sword out of his hand. In "The Vacation Mirage", Professor has the deck completely stacked against Felix with his powerful Mirage maker, separating him from his Magic Bag in the middle of a very hot desert, and constantly tormenting him with a barrage of illusions that are so realistic, that Felix is powerless to break them—it was only by sheer dumb luck that he manages to defeat Professor (he stumbles across his lost bag and turns it into a plane, which accidentally crashes into the invisible machine). "The North Pole and a Walrus Hunt" shows another rare instance where he can be a real threat, if only for a brief moment—he pulls out a realistic firearm and clearly intends to kill Walter the walrus with it, but Felix narrowly stops him in time.
- The Heavy: Many of the TV series plots are set into motion by him. Felix is usually just minding his own business most of the time until the Professor tries to hound him for his bag or is seen committing a crime, which prompts Felix to take the initiative to stop him. In some episodes, like "The Gold Car and County Fair" and "Felix's Gold Mine", he and Rock Bottom get more screentime and action than Felix himself!
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Due to how hastily written the Trans-Lux episodes were and the series rather loose continuity, his relationship with Felix is constantly in flux. One episode, he's just after the Magic Bag for his own ends, with Felix just being an annoying obstacle to that goal. In episodes like "The Vacation Mirage", he is portrayed as downright sadistic and goes out of his way to torment Felix, even after he's separated from his Magic Bag. And yet in other episodes, he willingly hires Felix (who always seems to be willing to give Professor the benefit of the doubt) as a babysitter to watch over Poindexter, or hires him as a lab assistant, where he just acts grouchy at worst to Felix.
- Humongous Mecha:
- In "King Neptune's S.O.S.", he uses a giant robotic octopus to steal King Neptune's treasure.
- In "Attack of the Robot Rat", he uses a giant robotic rat to attack Felix.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's a bad guy for sure (sans the odd day where he needs Felix as a babysitter or assistant), but he's so pitiful, incompetent and unlucky at actually being a villain, that you almost feel bad for him sometimes.
- Jerk Ass: Even when he isn't fighting over the Magic Bag, Professor tends to act grouchy and unpleasant towards Felix.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For all the crap he puts others through, he's shown to have a few virtues. He treats his nephew Poindexter quite well, and he's willing to bury the hatchet with Felix on occasions like his birthday or when he needs someone to babysit Poindexter. In "Stone Making Machine", he comforts a visibly upset Rock Bottom and gives him a pep talk. Even in "Venus and the Master Cylinder", when he's enticed by Master to have Poindexter apprentice under the cyborg for a year in exchange for a million dollars, he honestly thinks the experience will be good for the kid (although it quickly turns out he's dead wrong about that).
- Kick the Dog: In "Blubberino the Whale", he disguises himself as a mermaid with a bowl of fruit to lure Felix, who was marooned and starving in an ocean, towards him, only to ditch the disguise and throw the fruit away, all while laughing at his misfortune and then sicking a killer shark after the cat.
- In "The Vacation Mirage", he's easily at his most sadistic—even after he separates Felix from his Magic Bag, he goes out of his way to torment him with his Mirage Maker, all while he's clearly drying up in the hot desert heat.
- Literal Ass-Kicking: In "Into Outer Space", after he botches two attempts to get the Magic Bag from Felix, he builds a contraption to kick himself in the butt for his failure.
- Mad Scientist: He spends most of his time creating inventions to try and help him steal Felix's bag of tricks.
- Manchild: Despite his intellect, he acts very childish for his age, even throwing tantrums when he fails to get Felix's bag.
- Master of Disguise: In "Finally, The Magic Bag Is Mine!", Professor eschews his typical cheap disguises and actually manages to use a chain of convincing disguises to trick Felix.
- Meaningful Name:
- His dubious full name, Professor Nutty Nut-Meg, given his eccentric personality.
- His German dub name, Besserwisser, which is German for Know-It-All, also counts.
- Meaningless Villain Victory: In "Redbeard the Pirate", Professor and Rock Bottom successfully steal the pirate treasure chest Felix found—-but upon opening it, they find out there's nothing inside it, save for Redbeard's Ghost, which appears and scares Professor and Rock Bottom away.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He's a villain who goes by "Professor".
- The Napoleon: He's barely taller than Felix, and hot blooded and aggressive in personality.
- No Name Given / Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Zig-Zagged; He is normally just called "The Professor", and the episode "Captain No-Kiddin" even made fun of this, showing that he can't even remember his real name. However, "The Invisible Professor" and some merchandise gives his full name as Professor Nut-Meg, but this is usually forgotten—even the official website for the series just gives his name as The Professor. And in the German dub, he was called Professor Besserwisser (German for Know-It-All).
- Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: Professor is somehow able to build and get access to equipment and a large lab that allows him to commit all of his crimes, even though many of the series plots involve him trying to commit robberies. It's not clear if he's strapped for cash or just plain greedy.
- Poke the Poodle: Some of his schemes tend to be really petty. "Balloon Blower Machine" has him and Rock cornering the market on rubber balls and balloons, for example.
- Running Gag: If he fails in getting the bag of tricks, chances are he'll have a machine laying around his lab made solely to beat himself up for his failure. If not that, he'll substitute with whatever else is handy, such as smashing his head against a wall in "Into Outer Space" or whacking himself with a wet mackerel in "Blubberino the Whale".
- Sore Loser: Professor does not like being denied any sort of victory, and will often throw tantrums or beat himself up for it when he loses.
- Super Not-Drowning Skills: Zigzagged:
- Take Over the World: This usually isn't one of Professor's goals, but in "Snoopascope, A Magic Bag of Tricks", he says he intends to use the Magic Bag of Tricks to rule the world.
- Team Rocket Wins: In "Redbeard the Pirate", Professor and Rock technically succeed in getting the treasure chest from Felix. The downside is that there's no treasure inside it, only Redbeard's ghost.
- Villains Act, Heroes React: Professor and Rock Bottom are always the instigator of the conflict whenever they appear, no exceptions. Felix is usually just minding his own business and gets drawn into his foes latest scheme, and is either forced to stop their schemes when he finds out about them, or is anticipating that they're concocting another scheme.
- Villain Song: In Felix the Cat Saves Christmas, he sings a song called "It's Not Easy Being Mean".
- Wicked Cultured: Subverted. In "Felix Babysits", he's fancily dressed up to pretend that he's going to the Opera house while Felix babysits Poindexter, but a slip of tongue makes it clear that he's actually going to watch a wrestling match.
Debut: The Flying Saucer (1959)
Voiced by: Jack Mercer (Trans-Lux TV series), Alice Playten (The Movie), Cam Clarke (Twisted Tales), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Baby Felix, Japanese voice), Don Oriolo (Baby Felix, English Dub and Felix Saves Christmas)The nephew of The Professor. In contrast to his eccentric, grouchy uncle, Poindexter is very benevolent and kind, even if he has an occasional bratty streak that gets the better of him. He is also gifted with a brilliant mind for a child his age, with an incredible IQ of 222 and impressive technical and scientific skills. While he does help his uncle in his schemes to steal Felix's Magic Bag of Tricks willingly, he's also a lot more chummy with Felix himself most, if not all, of the time, and he'll just as often work against his uncles schemes to help the cat. Felix tends to get hired as his babysitter on nights where Professor wants to go out on his own.
Tropes associated with Poindexter:
- Adaptational Villainy: While usually depicted as being on good terms with Felix, he is fought as a boss twice in the NES video game.
- Affectionate Nickname: Felix sometimes calls him "Poinsy".
- Big Red Button: He sometimes has one equipped on his labcoat, which is able to do a variety of tasks.
- Bratty Half-Pint: In "Felix Babysits" and "Baby Pill", he messes around with Felix just so he wont have to put to bed.
- Chaste Toons: He's basically Professor's son in all but relativity. We never get to see his parents, and Poinsy presumably lives with his uncle. However, In Felix The Cat Saves Christmas, he's shown to now be living in his own house and lab, independent of his uncle.
- Child Prodigy: He is gifted with a brilliant mind and an impressive IQ of 222, and in one episode even built his own fully-functional UFO as casually as putting together a LEGO set. But he still has a childish persona, and the Professor requires Felix to babysit him time and time again. This trait also makes him a frequent target of Master Cylinder, who wishes to exploit Pointdexter's intellect for his own ends.
- Demoted to Extra: In Twisted Tales, he is almost completely absent from the first season save for a cameo appearance in News Blues. He's bumped back up to a recurring character in season 2.
- Evil Nephew: Averted; Poindexter is the polar opposite of his uncle in personality.
- Flying Saucer: He owns at least two of them, one in the style of a flying teapot in "The Flying Saucer", and another more standard looking one in "The Atomic Rocket Fuel".
- Improbably High I.Q.: He's a little kid with an incredible 222 IQ.
- Minion with an F in Evil: He is usually very kind and benevolent, and is on very friendly terms with Felix the Cat despite his uncles animosity towards him. He even helps him when the Professor isn't around to watch.
- Morality Pet: When he's around, he tends to bring out the better side of Professor.
- Nice Guy: Even when he's doing a misdeed, he's unfailingly polite and genial, and always addresses Felix as Mr.
- Save the Villain:
- Poindexter is so good-natured, that he wants to save Master Cylinder of all people in "The Atomic Rocket Fuel", who had threatened both his and Felix's life on numerous occasions—even Felix, of all people, balks at the idea. It ends up biting Poinsy in the ass once he goes through with it.
- Averted in "The Master Cylinder's Spacegram"; Felix and Poindexter both wisely decide not to free Master Cylinder from General Clang, even though Master was as much a victim of Clang's scheme as they were.
- Satellite Character: He is rarely seen acting on his own, almost always accompanying either the Professor or Felix.
- Shrink Ray: In "Felix Babysits", Poindexter creates a potion that he uses to shrink Felix down to microscopic size so that he can stay up late to study.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: He wears glasses and is intelligent.
- Running Gag: Poindexter has a bad habit of making potions that tend to be very explosive, although he always comes out unharmed by them. In a few instances, this actually allowed him to escape the clutches of the Master Cylinder.
Debut: Detective Thinking Hat (1959)
Voiced by: Jack Mercer (Trans-Lux TV Series), Billy West (Twisted Tales), Kōichi Nagano (Baby Felix, Japanese voice) Dave Coulier (Felix Saves Christmas)The Professor's sidekick (at least when Poindexter isn't around or when he's with Felix) and occasionally a lackey for Master Cylinder, who happens to be a bulldog. He's a shameless crook and bully. He's not exactly a thinking fellow and he almost always takes every word the Professor says seriously.
Tropes associated with Rock Bottom:
- All Men Are Perverts: In his debut episode, "Detective Thinking Hat", Felix at one point lures him into a trap using a sign promising a free peek at 16 gorgeous girls.
- Bully Bulldog: He is a bulldog and he is antagonistic.
- Card-Carrying Villain: In "Detective Thinking Hat", after Felix warns him via phone that he's about to show up to arrest him, he freely admits he's a crook."Another cop! Why do they always pick on me! Can I help it if I'm a crook? I am just a product of my genes. My chromosomes are made of jumpin' beans. My ego is in panic, I'm almost schizophrenic! I'm insecure and live beyond my means!"
- Cigar Chomper: He constantly has a cigar in his mouth.
- Classic Villain: Falls into the Wrath and Ambition parts of it, and occasionally Pride as well.
- Depending on the Writer: While he's usually a minion of the Professor, some episodes, one being his debut, depicts him as an independent villain. Some episodes depict him as being under the employment of Master Cylinder as well.
- Decomposite Character: As with Professor, the Twisted Tales incarnation of him was ordered by Don Oriolo to be retconned into a different character from Joe Oriolo's Rock Bottom, but the show was cancelled before he and Professor could make more appearances.
- Demoted to Extra: As with the Professor, he is almost entirely absent from Twisted Tales, save for "Attack of the Robot Rat", where he appears alongside the professor, but in heavily redesigned form.
- Dogs Are Dumb
- Dumb Muscle: And he's aware of it, as pointed out in "Felix Meets Vavoom".Rock Bottom: Excuse me, boss, I forgot what I'm supposed to do. I'm so stupid!
- Even Evil Has Standards: Rock might hate Felix, but he doesn't really want to see him dead. In "Stone Making Machine", when he thinks he's captured Felix in a bag (actually a statue of him) and Professor is about to turn on the machine, Rock breaks down in tears at the idea of turning Felix into stone. Professor comforts him with a pat on the back and a pep talk that it's for the better of mankind.
- Evil Is Petty: In "Felix's Prize Garden", Rock destroys Felix's garden and tries to run him down in a tractor purely out of spite for Felix laughing at his clothes getting destroyed by the pile driver, which was something Rock brought entirely on himself.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He has a very deep, gravelly voice.
- Expy: The character was loosely based on the Butch the Bully character from the 1950's Felix the Cat newspaper comics. Trans-Lux wanted more ancillary characters for the made-for-TV cartoons, so Joe Oriolo reached back to that character when thinking up Rock Bottom.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Though not to the extent of Professor, Rock Bottom varies between being a crook that Felix has to stop, a bully who just wants to antagonize Felix, or just being a grouchy neighbor to Felix at worst.
- Jerk Ass: While not as evil as Master Cylinder, he's far meaner than Professor and is prone to bullying and committing unprovoked crimes, and he likes to act like an asshole towards Felix just for the heck of it.
- Kick the Dog:
- He's at his meanest in "Felix's Prize Garden". He remorselessly ruins Felix's garden by running it down with a tractor and pushmower, tries to run down the cat in his tractor, and then he laughs about doing it, glad that he scared Felix. What provoked him to do this? Felix laughing at him after Rock accidentally destroyed his own clothes with a pile driver he was using, and after Rock had just pulled a couple very mean pranks on Felix earlier. Oh, and he steals Felix's pool water and then tries to run him down again and whack him with a club when Felix steals it back.
- In "Felix The Cat Finds The Golden Bug", Rock comes across and throws a harmless baby buzzard off the mountain on orders from Professor. He even mocks it by saying that it had better learn to fly before it hits the bottom. Thankfully, Felix saves it before it hits the ground.
- Made of Iron: In "Game Warden Felix", he accidentally shoots himself in the face with a shotgun at point blank range—and only comes out dazed and with his clothes damaged.
- Meaningful Name: He's a pugnacious thug (and does a rather poor job at being one too), and not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree either.
- Team Rocket Wins: Rock manages to score a victory over Felix, but it didn't pay off for him in the long run. In "Penelope the Elephant", a Rajah's pet elephant, Penelope, has gotten lost and he offers a 50,000,000$ bakshee reward for her return. Felix finds her and intends her safe return, but Rock Bottom kidnaps her and ties up Felix, and makes it to the Rajah's palace to claim the money reward. He is promptly given it—but it turns out 50,000,000 bakshees is only worth 10 cents in American money. He's so flabbergasted at this, that he angrily throws the meager award aside and goes into shock.
- Villainous Glutton: He is depicted this way in Felix the Cat Saves Christmas. He is easily distracted by a Christmas dinner inside a family's house and at one point Felix and Poindexter sneak past him by giving him a steak.
Debut: Master Cylinder, King of the Moon (1959)
Voiced by: Jack Mercer (Trans-Lux TV series), Patrick Pinney (Twisted Tales), Kōichi Nagano (Japanese voice), Don Oriolo (Baby Felix, English Dub)A cyborg that resides inside of the moon (sometimes moving to the planet Venus and Mars), where he reigns supreme as King. He was initially a pupil of the Professor until his original body was destroyed in a chemistry lab accident, leaving him a disembodied brain contained within an electro-mechanical body. He briefly served as a minion for the Professor during Felix's younger years, but he eventually left of his own accord to become the self proclaimed King of the Moon. Personality wise, he is an arrogant, nasty and cold blooded egomaniac, often kidnapping Poindexter to further his own ends and even wishing to experiment on Felix in his debut, and he even goes as far as trying to destroy the earth in one episode for the heck of it. He is such a threat that both Felix and Professor are at his mercy whenever the encounter him. And whereas Professor varies between foe and uneasy ally to Felix, Master Cylinder is almost always evil and hostile towards him. He's occasionally shown to have a mutual relationship with his former mentor Professor, but even then he tends to turn his back on Professor to further his own ends. In some episodes, he has a minion in the form of a helmeted squid alien named General Klaang.In Felix The Cat: The Movie, The Duke of Zil built a Master Cylinder of his own to command his legions of Cylinder robots, presumably inspired by the one in Felix's own dimension (who has his own profile in the Felix Movie section).
Tropes associated with the Master Cylinder:
- Achilles' Power Cord: In his first appearance, Felix defeated him by simply unplugging him from a nearby wall socket. He presumably got a different power source in later appearances so he could move around freely, and also make sure that Felix couldn't pull that off on him again.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the NES video game, he's apparently working for the Professor again and pops up as a boss twice. He is barely as big as Felix, and has a ridiculously simplistic attack pattern and weak stamina.
- Alien Invasion: In Twisted Tales of Felix, he makes a return in The Extraterrestrial Robot, where he teams up with an unnamed alien to take over Earth.
- Art Evolution: In his first appearance, he's a very large robot, but in subsequent appearances he switched to a smaller body. In "Martin the Martian Meets Felix the Cat", he gets another redesign, giving him legs, an even smaller body, and a metallic mouth, which he handwaves as being a new, more compact body. Twisted Tales mostly uses his standard look, but with subdued changes like making his eyebrows more prominent, changing his claws into hands and giving him a little wheel to roll around on.
- Big Bad: While he doesn't appear as much as The Professor, he earns this title much more than him. Unlike the Professor, who has an on and off rivalry with Felix, Master Cylinder is always villainous towards Felix and up and to no good.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: He is sometimes drawn with these (why he would have them is another story) but some episodes just show his eyes.
- Brain in a Jar: In his debut Master Cylinder, King of the Moon, he describes himself as a disembodied brain contained within an electro-mechanical body. Apparently, his original body was destroyed in a chemistry lab explosion.
- The Bus Came Back: He is absent from the bulk of Twisted Tales of Felix, but makes a brief return in season 2 as the villain of The Extraterrestrial Robot. He also makes a cameo appearance on a book in "Nightmare on Oak Street".
- Classic Villain: He has all the staple traits of one going for him, but he takes them further than Professor and Rock, especially in regards to Pride.
- Evil Is Hammy: He has a Laughably Evil, boisterous and arrogant personality.
- Eviler Than Thou: He is much more evil than Professor. He's a straight up bad guy, a bully and a complete jerk with no redeeming qualities at all, who is perfectly willing to do deeds like kidnapping and enslaving an innocent child and either invading or blowing up the Earth just for the heck of it. It says a lot about his character that even Felix hates him and would gladly leave him for dead if given the chance.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He doesn't seem to have a real name beyond his title. When he reunites with Professor in his debut episode, he tells him his name as if Master Cylinder was always his name.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Not in the Trans Lux show, where he speaks with a wheezy, Irish accent, but definitely in Twisted Tales.
- For the Evulz: Whereas Professor is usually driven by clear cut goals, namely his foolish obsession with getting Felix's magic bag and monetary gain, Master Cylinder is a bully and an egotist who is just out to cause trouble to anyone unlucky enough to cross his path or be his target. And In "Master Cylinder Captures Poindexter", he decides to send a giant meteor hurtling towards Earth to destroy it. Why, you ask? Because he can.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: In "Public Enemies One and Two", Master Cylinder shows up as a guest for Felix's surprise birthday party. It's probably his only appearance where he isn't committing evil—he unironically joins in on the fun Felix and co. are having.
- Humongous Mecha: In his debut episode, he was large enough to easily grab Felix in his claws, but he quickly abandoned this form for a smaller, more compact and mobile body.
- I Lied: In Venus and the Master Cylinder, he tricks Professor into letting Pointdexter work under his wing for a year on Venus in exchange for a 1,000,000$. Once Professor drops off his nephew, the latter is quickly enslaved and Cylinder laughs at the idea of giving Professor anything, quickly tying him up to a rocket and launching him out into space.
- Jerk Ass: He manages to be more of one than his own mentor. While he's too goofy and ineffective to be a Hate Sink, he has an unpleasant, unlikable personality and acts mean and hostile to everyone he meets.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In "The Atomic Rocket Fuel", Poindexter saves him from being lost in space and even allows him to be a guest in Professor's lab. He shows his gratitude by immediately roping Poindexter into another scheme of his.
- Knight of Cerebus: Master Cylinder is a lighter example—he was introduced into the (child aimed) Trans-Lux series as this to offer something resembling a legitimate threat to Felix, something not really offered by the hapless villainy of Professor and Rock Bottom. While his victory streak is the same as Professor's and he's a Laughably Evil personality, he is not a Harmless Villain—he at least gets the edge over Felix right off the bat in most of his appearances and offers threats bigger than just the petty thievery the Professor's crimes consist of—for example, In "Master Cylinder Captures Poindexter", he comes dangerously close to destroying the Earth with a meteor he hijacked. On top of that, while Professor has an on and off rivalry with Felix, Master Cylinder is almost always hostile and antagonistic towards the cat.
- Mad Scientist: Has shades of this, considering he's built his own equipment on the moon and is able to modify his robotic body, but he's not a full blown one like Professor. He flunked chemistry class while serving as Professor's pupil (which explains how he accidentally blew up his original body in a lab), and Cylinder usually resorts to kidnapping Poindexter to do his dirty work - most prominently, proper fuel production.
- Meaningful Name: True to his name, he is a giant mechanical cylinder.
- Not Me This Time: In "Master Cylinder's Spacegram", it turns out he's not the real villain, having been backstabbed and chained up by General Clang.
- Off-Model: He has a visible mouth in "Public Enemies One and Two". Some episodes, like "The Exchanging Machine" also draw him with noticably smaller eyes.
- Punny Name: His name is an obvious play on actual Master Cylinders. Joe Oriolo, the showrunner of the TV Felix cartoons, was a big car enthusiast and probably couldn't resist using this wordplay.
- Tin-Can Robot: He's a giant, robotic cylinder—need we say more?
- Villain of the Week: Unintentionally became this in Twisted Tales. He appeared in Season 2's The Extrateresstrial Robot (and made a cameo appearance in "Nightmare on Oak Street") and he was clearly intended to appear again, but the show was cancelled before that could happen.
- Weaksauce Weakness: In The Extraterrestrial Robot, Felix manages to send Master Cylinder packing—by threatening him with a meager can opener. He promises to return while fleeing.
- Weird Moon: The outside of the Moon he resides on looks typical, but the inside of it has a breathable atmosphere with a lush, thriving jungle. He later moved to Venus, and it has flora and fauna identical to the moon (by virtue of recycling backgrounds).
Debut: General Clang and The Secret Rocket Fuel (1960)
Voiced by: Jack Mercer (Trans-Lux TV series)A minor recurring villain, he is an alien who serves as a lackey for Master Cylinder.
- Aliens Are Bastards: He's an alien and a bad guy who willing serves Master Cylinder in his schemes, including times when he wants to kidnap Poindexter. In "Master Cylinder's Spacegram", he also backstabs Master Cylinder so he can invade the Earth all on his own.
- Aliens Speaking English: Like with Martin and the friendly martians Felix encounters, Clang is fluent in English despite being an alien.
- The Starscream: In "Master Cylinder's Spacegram", he backstabs and chains up Master Cylinder so he can conduct his own invasion of Earth with an army of rockets.
- Teleportation: In "General Clang and the Secret Rocket Fuel", he has a portable teleporter (a small box that he can zip open) which he uses to kidnap Poindexter.
- X-Ray Vision: In "Master Cylinder's Spacegram", he has this ability and uses it to find out Felix stowed away in a trunk with Poindexter.
Debut: Felix and Vavoom (1960)
Voiced by: Jack Mercer
Tropes associated with Vavoom:
- A Day in the Limelight: Vavoom Learns How To Fish has him as the central protagonist, as Felix is largely taken out of action by trying to seal a leaking dam as Vavoom tries—and fails—to warn the nearby town about it.
- Big Eater: In his debut, Vavoom eats diamonds like rock candy!
- The Cameo: He gets a cameo appearance on the title screen of the NES video game (he pokes his head out from behind the E in Felix's name) but he doesn't appear in the gameplay itself.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: Moreso in his early appearances, when his underbite wasn't so obvious.
- Improbable Weapon User: His VOICE is his weapon!
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His voice is strong enough to shatter boulders, create avalanches and drill tunnels through solid rock. In Vavoom Learns How To Fish, a man tries to trap Vavoom under a garbage can and sit on it, but Vavoom uses his voice to blow him away so hard, that according to bystanders with telescopes, he’s been sent flying into orbit.
- Pokémon Speak: Vavoom is only capable of saying his name in a loud, booming voice. This unwittingly creates a conflict in Vavoom Learns How to Fish, as he's unable to warn the nearby town about the leaking dam, since his voice just sends them flying and makes them think he's a nuisance.
- Shout-Out: His name is borrowed from a classic Jackie Gleason phrase, "Va-va-va-voom!"
- Volumetric Mouth: The Ur-Example.
Martin The Martian
Debut: Martin the Martian Meets Felix The Cat (1961)
Voiced by: Jack Mercer (Trans-Lux TV Series)Martin the Martian is a minor recurring character in the Joe Oriolo Felix cartoons. He is a friendly alien who likes travelling by using his 4th Dimensional Space Capsule (a transparent cube) and tends to help Felix whenever he's in the clutches of Master Cylinder. He is also on good terms with Poindexter, who had already met Martin well before Felix did.And no, he's not related at all to Marvin the Martian (who was unnamed in his original cartoons)
- Adaptational Name Change: His appearances in Baby Felix & Friends changed his named to Marty, likely to keep people from confusing him with that other cartoon martian.
- Alliterative Name: Martin the Martian.
- Aliens Speaking English: Despite being a martian, he's fluent in English.
- Innocent Aliens: He's a very nice guy and hit it off with Felix as soon as he met him. He's always more than willing to lend Felix or Poindexter a hand when the Master Cylinder gives them trouble in space.
Debut: The Martian Rescue (1960)
Voiced by: Jack MercerA lone martian that Felix encounters in one episode, having crash-landed his flying saucer outside of the cat's house. Should not be confused with Martin the Martian.
- Aliens Are Bastards: He tries to eat Felix alive after he invited him into his house.
- Aliens Speaking English: Averted; unlike with Marvin and the two friendly martians Felix encounters, this martian is only capable of speaking noises that are completely unintelligible to Felix.
- Big Eater: He devours a whole plate of bread, a steak, hambone and a chicken leg in seconds. He eats Felix's rifle and radio, and then tries to eat Felix himself.
- Flying Saucer: He owns a giant flying saucer that has a sleek, gray appearance.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His appetite ends up being his own undoing when he eats Felix's radio, which is what ends up defeating the martian.
- Humongous Mecha: He has a robot inside of his spaceship, and it's absolutely massive. It's even bigger than the Abominable Snowman Felix once met! He doesn't use it to fight Felix, though.
- I'm a Humanitarian: The martian tries to eat Felix after eating a bunch of food that was given to him.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After getting beat up enough times by the boxing broadcast on Felix's radio, the alien gives up, hands Felix his radio back, and flees the planet.
- Lone Wolf Boss: He's not affiliated with any of the other bad guys, he's just a lone martian who ends up tormenting Felix for one episode.
- No Name Given: He isn't given a name, and Felix just calls him a Martian.
- Teleportation: The Martian is able to teleport, and does this to get into Felix's house instead of using the open door, and reappear behind Felix when he gets angry.
- The Unintelligible: The Martian speaks in deep-throated noises that don't form any comprehensible words.
- Villain of the Week: He's a oneshot villain who only appears in "The Martian Rescue".
Debut: The Exchanging Machine (Rock Martian), The Master Cylinder's Spacegram (Operating Table Martian)
Voiced by: Jack MercerTwo oneshot characters who both essentially serve the same role. They're both friendly martians who Felix encounters while dealing with the Master Cylinder and General Clang, disguising themselves as ordinary objects to help Felix against the villains.
- Aliens Speaking English: Like with Marvin, they have no problem understanding or speaking with Felix.
- Innocent Aliens: Both of them are good guys and help Felix out against Master Cylinder and Clang.
- La Résistance: Implied. They both say they're on Felix's side to help fight Cylinder and Clang, and use disguises to make it easier to do so.
- No Name Given: Neither of the martians are given names.
- Shapeshifter: They apparently have the ability to disguise themselves as mundane objects, but we don't get to see their true forms.
Gulpo, King of the Blobs
Debut: Felix Babysits (1959)
Voiced by: Jack MercerA oneshot villain who appeared in Felix Babysits. He is a large amoeba and the self proclaimed "King of the Blobs". He tries to eat Felix after he's been shrunken down to microscopic size.
- The Bus Came Back: Despite being a minor villain, he returned as a boss fight for the NES tie-in game.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: Felix manages to defeat him by dousing him in the same shrinking formula Poindexter used on Felix in the first place, returning Gulpo back to his microscopic size.
- I'm a Humanitarian: He tries to eat Felix alive when he first encounters him, but Felix socks him in the stomach and runs away.
- Lone Wolf Boss: In his debut, he's not affiliated with Professor or Master Cylinder, he's just a ravenous amoeba that unwittingly becomes a threat to Felix and Poindexter. He comes back as a boss fight in the video game, but due to the games wafer-thin plot, it's not clear if he's affiliated with Professor now or if he's just giving Felix trouble again for the heck of it.
- Mega-Microbes: He's an amoeba that was unwittingly made giant by one of Poindexter's formulas.
- One-Winged Angel: Poindexter unwittingly makes him big enough to barely fit in Professor's lab by accidentally sprinkling him with the same growth formula that he used to restore Felix back to normal.
- Villain of the Week: He only appeared in one episode of the series (and made a brief return as a boss in the NES video game) and vanished after that.
Debut: The Mouse and Felix (1960)A little mouse who invades Felix's home and steals his food.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: The mouse stops the cartoon from doing an Iris Out just so the audience can get one little glimpse of him at the end.
- The Determinator: He goes out of his way to thwart every single attempt Felix makes to trap him or drive him out of the house. Of course, he's just doing it to feed his kids.
- Easily Forgiven: Once Felix finds out why he's stealing all of his food (to feed his children), Felix eases up on him and allows him and his family to stay, even sharing his food with them and making them feel at home.
- Good Parents: It's shown near the end that he cares for his kids and goes out of his way to make sure they're well fed and cared for.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears pants, but no shoes or shirt.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: He spends the whole episode stealing all of Felix's food and thwarting every attempt the cat makes to stop him or drive him out of the house, but it turns out he's just doing it to feed his children.
- No Name Given: He isn't given a name—Felix just refers to him as a mouse.
- The Voiceless: He is given no dialogue at all.
- The Unseen: He isn't seen until just near the end of the cartoon.
Big Brownie and Little Brownie
Debut: Out West With Big Brownie (1960)Big Brownie is a giant brown bear who lives out in the wildnerness. He briefly scares Felix and Bart, the owner of a ranch, and Bart tries to do away with him. It quickly becomes apparent that Brownie ultimately means well. He also raises a little cub, who Poindexter nicknames Little Brownie.
- Bears Are Bad News: Subverted. Big Brownie may cause some property damage in his episode, but he isn't evil, just clumsy.
- No-Sell: Despite Felix and Bart attempting to use a hive of wild bees to drive out Brownie, the bear effortlessly defeats the bees once they're released and fly towards him—they fall limp to the ground as soon as they collide into him. Doubles as Truth in Television: bears have very tough hides in real life, so bee swarms usually don't bother them.
- The Voiceless: Neither of them are given any dialogue.
Debut: Out West With Big Brownie (1960)
Voiced by: Jack MercerA ranch owner who Felix and Poindexter briefly hang out with, who wants to get rid of Big Brownie the bear, understandably out of fear of him and out of anger for him unwittingly terrorizing his ranch.
- Anti-Villain: While he crosses the line by trying to kill both Big and Little Brownie by using a rigged trap, he has an understandable reason for why he wants to get rid of the bears, with his flaw being that he simply won't listen to reason when Poindexter tries to explain that Brownie isn't really evil.
- Eyes Always Shut: His eyes are drawn like this.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His attempt to bait Big Brownie with his cub backfires when the boulder Little Brownie was tied too falls off the cliff and lands directly on his house below, smashing it to pieces.
- Villain Has a Point: While he ultimately turns out to be in the wrong for trying to kill the bears, he had a perfectly rational reason to try and do so. Bears are very dangerous animals, and Big Brownie had last been seen smashing apart trees and part of Bart's house earlier. Even after Poindexter turns out to be right about the bears being good (and correctly chalking up Big Brownie's little rampage to clumsiness), there's no way Bart was going to give a child the benefit of the doubt in favor of wild animals that could potentially jeopardize his safety further.
- Villain of the Week: While not really evil, he's technically the episodes antagonist and makes his sole appearance in it.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He goes out of his way to try and kill Brownie because he assumes the bear is nothing but trouble, despite Poindexter trying to reason with him. He even rigs a booby trap with Brownie's cub so that both of them can be killed from a high fall.
King Barney, King of the Leprechauns
Debut: The Leprechaun (1960)
Voiced by: Jack MercerA friendly little leprechaun and the king of the leprechauns. He seeks out Felix's help whenever Professor and Rock Bottom try to get his and his peoples pot of gold.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": In this first two appearances, he's not given a real name, he's just referred to as the Chief Leprechaun by everyone, even Felix. "The Capturing of the Leprechaun King" reveals his name to be Barney, though.
- Modest Royalty: He's conservatively dressed and keeps his crown hidden under his hat.
- Nice Guy: He's easygoing and affable in personality.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He actively helps Felix thwart Professor and Rock when they threaten his people.
Debut: Moo Moo Island OystersA relative of Felix, presumably his grandfather, who can been seen in a portrait in a couple episodes.
- Funny Background Event: His portrait is really meant to be a throwaway gag put into the background for the heck of it. His beard is so long, that it even hangs out of his portrait!
- The Ghost: He's only seen as a small portrait in the background and never in person.
- No Name Given: He's just given the vague title of "Pa" by the portrait.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: He looks identical to Felix except for his long, scraggly white beard.
Debut: Felix The Cat (NES Game)A oneshot foe from the NES tie-in game. He serves as the boss fight for World 5.
- Adapted Out: He's not present in the Game Boy version of the game due to World 5 being cut out of it.
- Bottomless Magazines: He wields a six shooter that shoots cannonballs, but it doesn't seem to have any limits for ammo.
- Canon Foreigner: He's a oneshot foe who was created exclusively for a boss fight in the NES game—he doesn't appear in the show or any other Felix the Cat media.
- Evil Doppelgänger: He's a carbon copy of Felix in appearance, with only a hat and gun to distinguish himself from the real deal.
- Flat Character: He's given no personality or role beyond "Evil clone of Felix".
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: He comes out of nowhere in the video game, and is gone just as soon as you meet him. He's given no name, characterization or explanation for where he came from, and it's not even made clear if he's actually affiliated with Professor.
- No Name Given: He's not named in-game, and the manual doesn't even mention him.
- Punch-Packing Pistol: His pistol shoots cannonballs out of it!
- Visual Pun: He's a clone of Felix, thus making him a copycat.
- The Voiceless: He's given no dialogue in-game.
Debut: Felix the Cat Saves Christmas (2004)
Voiced by: Tom BosleyThe jolly old elf who delivers toys to kids all over the world. Felix is forced to help him out in one adventure when Professor tries to sabotage his annual present deliveries with a weather control machine.
- Nice Guy: True to his character, Santa is very genial and kindhearted. He's so forgiving, that he even gives Professor a present while he's in prison, in spite of the fact that Professor had tried to sabotage his own holiday.
- Santa Claus: You were expecting, maybe, Peter Pan?
- Public-Domain Character
Characters from Felix the Cat: The Movie
The Duke of Zill
Voiced by: Peter NewmanThe villain of The Movie. He was once the Oriana Kingdom's head scientist until a freak lab accident got him disfigured(?) and suddenly have a desire to overthrow his niece, Princess Oriana, as the ruler.
Tropes associated with The Duke of Zill.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Even before the accident scarred him, the Duke was expressing disaffection with the current government. He also carried a rad scepter.
- Beard of Evil: Before his lab went plooey, he was sporting a brown goatee.
- Big Bad: He is the main antagonist of the movie.
- Bloodless Carnage: In the origin story, the Duke doesn't seem too fazed by the explosions, apart from the soot. But Oriana explains his body needed to be rebuilt from scratch, hence why he wears a life support suit.
- Call-Back: His backstory is basically a Darker and Edgier take on the main universe Master Cylinder's backstory—Cylinder was a a scientific pupil of Professor, and Cylinder's original body was completely destroyed in a chemistry lab accident, forcing his brain to be put into a robotic body. In the Movie, the Duke is severely injured when his prototype Cylinder explodes in his face, forcing him to wear a robotic life support suit, and he eventually builds his own army of cylinder robots.
- Captain Ersatz: His design is a mashup of Mysterio and Darth Vader.
- Cyborg: He wears a robotic life support suit due to severe injuries he got from a lab accident involving the first Cylinder robot he built.
- Darth Vader Clone: He's the Big Bad of the movie, an Evil Overlord who wears a dark armor / cyborg enhancements that double as a life support suit following his disfigurement, has a booming voice, and wants to take over the kingdom. Oh, and he's Princess Oriana's Evil Uncle.
- Emperor Scientist: The Duke was disfigured when an early attempt at inventing a Cylinder robot blew up his laboratory. After his banishment, he builds and commands a mass produced army of these Cylinders, which he uses to invade and conquer Oriana.
- Evil Uncle: He is Princess Oriana's uncle.
- The Faceless: With the exception of a brief glimpse of his original human form, we don't see his face at all in the movie, which is completely hidden by his glass helmet-fishbowl thing. Strangely, one trailer for the form showed that his eyes were originally meant to be visible, but this didn't make it into the final film for reasons unknown.
- Freak Lab Accident: The Duke was a little overconfident in his Cylinder's energy reserves. It's hinted by Oriana that this accident is what drove him over the edge.
- Freudian Excuse: Was possibly driven insane by the accident that left him permanently trapped inside a life support suit.
- Gass Hole: Toxic gas is constantly streaming out of his helmet
- Knight of Cerebus: He and his army of cylinders were a far darker and greater threat than anything Felix had faced up to that point.
- Mecha-Mooks: His vast Cylinder army.
- Ominous Opera Cape: I dunno, this Zil guy looks suspicious somehow.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Most of his subjects in The Land of Zill seem quite happy under his rule, he provides them with fun and entertainment and states that they can do whatever they want—as long as they remember who the boss is.
- Sequel Hook: Upon his defeat in the film, he disappears and says "I'll be back." Fortunately, Princess Oriana closed the Dimensporter "for good" out of fear he'll invade Earth, making it unlikely he'll ever return.
- Villain with Good Publicity: All the creatures in The Land of Zill worship him, because they believe he is a god.
- Villain of the Week: The main villain of The Movie, which is his sole appearance to date in spite of vowing to return.
- We Can Rebuild Him: He looks pretty normal, apart from the freaky iron helmet, but the Princess assures us that he's a machine.
The Duke of Zill's Master Cylinder
Voiced by: Peter Newman
"End of the line for you. You are the grass and I'm the lawnmower."The Duke of Zill's own take on the Master Cylinder, inspired by the one who resides in Felix's own dimension. However, unlike the real Master Cylinder, he's a pure robot who was built by the Duke to control his legions of Cylinder robots.
—The robot before it fights Felix
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: In the Oriana universe, the Duke is responsible for building Master Cylinder (basically a beefed-up version of his assembly line 'bots), sorta similar to how Cybermen in Doctor Who are both alien and man-made, depending on the timeline.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Has a very deep, robotic voice.
- Flat Character: For what little screentime it gets, we don't see much of a personality from it. It's basically just an extension of the Duke's will.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: The Duke of Zill's Master Cylinder comes completely out of left field in the movie, and it isn't even explained how the Duke knew about the Master Cylinder from Felix's dimension.
- Humongous Mecha: He's even larger than the main Master Cylinder's original design. He's about the size of a two-story building, and easily dwarfs the original.
- King Mook: He serves as this to the Zill's line of Cylinder robots.
- Load-Bearing Boss: The defeat of Zill's Master Cylinder results in all of the smaller Cylinders used by the Duke of Zill exploding.
- Meaningful Name: Like the original, he's a giant robotic Cylinder, but It's made even more meaningful here, since in the dimension of Oriana, the Cylinders are expanded to become a whole legion of robots built by the Duke of Zill, which he is the most powerful of.
- Took a Level in Badass: The Duke of Zill's Master Cylinder is much more intimidating looking and sounding than the regular Master Cylinder, being the size of a two story building (a comparison chart in the film shows that the Duke's Cylinder easily dwarfs the main universe Master Cylinder in size) sporting a booming, deep voice, a glowing blood-red visor, sharp spikes on its head and sharper claws on its hands. Subverted however, by the fact that Felix beats him in 14 seconds by throwing a(n apparently) magic book at him.
- Voodoo Shark: The Duke of Zill based his giant Master Cylinder off of the one in Felix's dimension to serve as his ultimate weapon and the source of power for his mass produced cylinder army. The movie tries to Hand Wave it by showing the Duke's blueprints, which have a comparison chart between the main universe Master Cylinder and Zill's take on him, confirming that they're not the same machine, but this opens up a big Plot Hole—the Duke didn't have access to Dimensporter technology, so how could he have possibly known about or seen the Master Cylinder in Felix's universe?
Voiced by: Maureen O'ConnellThe Princess of the land of Oriana from The Movie.
Tropes associated with Princess Oriana:
- Another Dimension: Where her land, Oriana, resides.
- Dumb Blonde: You'd be thinking of her as this too if you found out she disposed of her kingdom's army.
- Good Is Dumb: See above for one reason why.
- Interspecies Romance: Between Felix and Oriana in the movie.
- Swiss Army Tears: It's her single tear that got Felix to go to her dimension to save her.
- Heel–Face Turn: Pim starts off as a minion of Wack Lizardi, but later joins Felix and Oriana in their quest to defeat The Duke of Zill.
Voiced by: Peter NewmanThe secondary villain from The Movie, Wack is the ringmaster of a circus where Princess Oriana and later Felix are held captive and forced to perform.
Tropes associated with Wack Lizardi:
- Circus of Fear: Although his circus isn't as scary as it is weird.
- Disney Villain Death: Falls from a floating bubble and lands on top of his circus tent, bringing the whole thing to the ground.
- Evil Redhead: He's got tufts of red hair on his head and he's not exactly very nice.
- Large Ham: To be expected, since he's a ringmaster and his job would therefore require him to be theatrical.
- Lizard Folk: He's a lizard man.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Reptilian and one of the bad guys.
- Repulsive Ringmaster: Yeah, he ain't easy to look at for long periods of time.
- Right-Hand Cat: His pet is a squeaking lizard head mounted on a stick that he uses as a whip and is never seen without.
Characters from The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat
Debut: The Sludge King (1995)
Voiced by: Phil HayesFelix's dim-witted best friend.
Tropes associated with Roscoe:
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: To date, his only appearances are in Twisted Tales, and in none of the other Felix series.
- The Ditz: He's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. This is especially made apparent in "The Sludge King", where the scenes of him thinking are accompanied by visual gags of his brain sleeping or kicking his temple real hard.
- Fat Cat: He's a cat and has quite a thick gut.
- Fat Idiot: He's fat, and not very smart either.
- Simpleton Voice: Speaks in the tone of voice often used to indicate a character's not very bright.
Debut: The Sludge King (1995)
Voiced by: Jennifer HaleRoscoe's sister and unrequited recipient of Felix's affections. Every time Felix has a chance to win her heart, she instead falls for another man.
Tropes associated with Candy Kitty:
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome:: After Twisted Tales ended, she vanished from the franchise.
- Demoted to Extra: Her appearances became less frequent in the second season. Don Oriolo wanted her straight up removed from the series along with the other new Twisted Tales characters, but relented and let her appear a couple more times.
- Expy: She replaces Kitty Kat (who was Adapted Out of Twisted Tales) as Felix's love interest in this series, although the affection is completely on Felix's part.
- Heroes Want Redheads: She has red hair and Felix has the hots for her.
- Interspecies Romance:
- In "The Sludge King", it turns out her boyfriend is the human computer animator Felix encountered earlier in the episode.
- In "The Bermuda Triangle", she also has a relationship with the (cartoon) human news anchor.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's clearly meant to be very hot in-universe, especially from Felix's POV.
- Petting Zoo People: She's basically a cats face and tail plopped onto an attractive human figure.
- She's Got Legs: Her legs are often uncovered.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She easily towers over Felix.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: She's a bombshell, which stands in stark contrast to her nerdy boyfriend, who is completely unattractive in appearance.
Voiced by: Cree Summer
- Debut: Felix in Psychedelicland (1995)
- Expy: She's similar in appearance to Kitty Kat, but her personality and relationship with Felix is completely different.
- Jive Turkey: She talks in this kind of lingo.
- Platonic Life Partners: This is her relationship with Felix.
- Sassy Black Woman: Not in appearance, but definitely in voice and personality.
- Tomboy: This is also part of her personality.
Shamus H. Goldcrow
- Debut: The Petrified Cheese (1995)
Voiced By: Tony PopeA private detective who works in the big city.
- Cigar Chomper: Parodied; he has a lollipop instead of a cigar on hand, even though his office is filled with cigar smoke.
- Hardboiled Detective: A parody of the archetype.
- Private Eye Monologue: True to Film Noir spoofs, he talks in this fashion. He likes to Talk Like A Simile, too.
- Species Surname: He's a crow, and he has the word crow as part of his last name.
Debut: Now Playing--Felix (1995)
Voiced By: Jane SingerA lovely actress who Felix has the hots for. Unlike with Candy Kitty, Felix's affection to her is completely one-sided.
- Flat Character: There's not much to her personality wise. She's pretty much just there as someone for Felix to have the hots for.
- Ms. Fanservice: Even more so than Candy Kitty.
- Petting Zoo People: Like with Candy Kitty, she's basically a cats face and tail plopped onto an attractive human figure.
Debut: Step Right Up (1995)
Voiced by: Tony JayAn evil duck in a fez who wants to swipe Felix's magic bag of tricks.
Tropes associated with Peking Duck:
- Big Bad: While he only appears in two episodes, the fact that he fills in for the Professor as the villain obsessed with taking Felix's bag of tricks and is seen in the opening laughing evilly after saying "Showtime" suggests that he was initially intended to be the series' main antagonist, or at least a recurring villain.
- Child Hater: At the end of "Step Right Up", he mentions that he dislikes children.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Other than a mention in "Dueling Whiskers", he is completely absent from the second season. This was due to an order from Don Oriolo, who wanted most of the new side characters of Twisted Tales scrapped to make room for the Oriolo era characters returning in the second season.
- Evil Laugh: He cackles maniacally during his brief appearance in the show's opening.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Given he was voiced by Tony Jay, he has a deep voice that just oozes evil.
- Feathered Fiend: He's an evil duck.
- Ironic Name: His name is taken from a Beijing duck dish recipe.
- Jerkass: When not focused on taking Felix's bag, he generally seems to enjoy ruining people's fun just because.
- Villain of the Week: While the opening implies he was meant to have a bigger role in the series, he only appears in two episodes of Twisted Tales first season (and gets a brief mention in Season 2's "Dueling Whiskers").
- Yellow Peril: He's basically a G-rated variant of this. He's named after a Beijing duck recipe and dresses rather exotically, and he has two sumo wrestlers as henchmen. Not to mention his feathers are literally colored yellow.
One-Ton and Moo Shoo
Debut: Step Right Up (1995)
Voiced by: Jim Cummings (One-Ton), Kevin Schon (Moo Shoo)A pair of sumo chickens who aid Peking Duck in his evil schemes.
Tropes associated with One-Ton and Moo Shoo:
- Big Guy, Little Guy: One-Ton is big as a house, while Moo Shoo is very tiny.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Other than One-Ton making a brief cameo in "Background Details", neither of them appear in the second season.
- Co-Dragons: They are Peking Duck's two henchmen.
- Dumb Muscle: One-Ton is very strong, but also not all that smart.
- Feathered Fiend: They're chickens and work for Peking Duck.
- Hulk Speak: One-Ton speaks in third person and in incomplete sentences in "The Big Hunt".
The Time Twister
Debut: Space Time Twister (1995)
Voiced by: Lou RawlsA strange man who lives in the center of the Earth, and owns a Magic Box that allows him to mess with space and time. Felix unwittingly encounters him after getting lost in a Subway.
- Bragging Theme Tune: His jazzy introductory song number:
They call me the Time Twister, twistin' up space and time,
My fingers are all blisters, cause pressin' buttons is my lime!
Who cares if my gums are gooey, or If i never wear shoes or socks,
Cause I can make time to kablooey, with this little Magic Box!
All this work has made me loony, haven't slept in a century or two!
I could use some snoozing, really, so good night, and pleasant dreams to you!
- Dance Party Ending: Felix has one with him in the end of the episode once Time Twister gets his Magic Box back.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The only name he's given is the title that he says was given to him in his song number.
- Eye Scream: At one point in his song, his eyeballs fall out of their sockets and then hatch into chicklets!
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: He comes out of nowhere in his sole episode.
- Gonk: He even brags about how unhygenic he is in his theme song.
- Gross-Up Close-Up: He gives us a very close view of his gumless teeth and feet.
- Mad Hatter: He brags about how his work has made him crazy over time.
- Reality Warper: He seems to be able to reach through space and time of his own accord, with or without the Magic Box.
- The Sleepless: He claims he hasn't slept in a century of two, but then falls asleep after his song number.
The Sludge King
Debut: The Sludge KingA creature made of sludge who lives in the sewers and commands a small legion of grimy minions.
"Welcome to my sewer, cat. I am supreme ruler of all that you see. I own this foul pit of darkness, for I am, the very mighty, Sludge King!"
- Black Eyes of Evil: He has black, iris-less eyes to match his gruesome appearance.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He has a deep, gravelly voice.
- Gonk: Just look at it him. He's a walking creature made of sewer sludge and ugly as sin.
- Monster of the Week: A grimy, slimy creature who Felix has to deal with for the day.
The Bermuda Triangle
Debut: The Manhattan Triangle (1995)The visual personification of the Bermuda Triangle, who brings a wave of stupidity and chaos to anything within its boundaries.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He towers over most of the buildings in Manhattan, and grabs airplanes and plays with them like they're toys.
- Chaotic Stupid: It wreaks chaos, but it's not evil, just bored and incredibly stupid.
- Gonk: He's as ugly as he is stupid.
- Happily Married: Felix hooks him up with Times Square in the end, and Felix even serves as their best man at their wedding.
- Villain of the Week: While he's not intentionally evil, he is a foolish nuisance who brings chaos to Manhattan by his mere precense.
- Visual Pun: He's depicted as a literal triangle.
- The Unintelligible: He doesn't say any words, and just sputters infantile gibberish.
- Debut: Attack of the Tacky (1995)
Voiced By: Brad GarrettA disgraced fashion designer who tries to get revenge on the city by replacing everybody's clothes with his tacky fish costumes.
- Evil Is Petty: He tries to force everyone in the city to wear his fish costumes in retaliation for a crowd laughing him off the runway for how tacky they look.
- Fashion-Victim Villain: In-universe, his fish costumes (which he wears himself) are mocked for how tacky they look, which ends up sending him over the edge.
- Fat Bastard: He's a morbidly obese pig and not a pleasant person.
- Mad Artist: He thinks his ugly fish costumes are beautiful, and when he's laughed off the runway for making them, he swears revenge on the city.
- Meaningful Name: Fufu is slang for "overly fancy" (fitting his pretentious artistic personality) and Gauche means "lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward.", which describes his utter lack of taste in fashion design to a tee.
- Mecha-Mooks: He has a small group of robots to do his bidding.
- Villain of the Week: A c-lister villain who Felix and Shamus T. Goldcrow team up to take down.
Debut: Nightmare on Oak Street (1996)A creature who resides in the dream world. He spends his appearance tormenting Roscoe and trying to add him to his Dream Vortex, with Felix trying to stop him.
- And I Must Scream: He has a Dream Vortex where he throws his victims into. If they go in, they fall into an eternal sleep. There's only an uncomfortable couch and a TV with one remote controller in it. Felix manages to free them in the end, though.
- Captain Ersatz: He's a G-rated parody of Freddy Krueger.
- Cartoon Creature: He has a bizarre design that doesn't seem to land in any identifiable species. His face is vaguely ox-like, but that's about it.
- Defeat Means Friendship: When he fails to defeat Felix and his prisoners are freed, he throws in the towel and just becomes a chess buddy with Roscoe in his dreams from then on out.
- Evil Doppelgänger: He uses his powers to create a white-furred clone of Felix with a black Magic Bag of Tricks, but Felix quickly defeats it.
- Floating Limbs: His only appendages are two hands that float independently of his body.
- For the Evulz: He torments Roscoe and Felix and plans to trap Roscoe into eternal slumber just for his own amusement.
- Motor Mouth: He has the voice and enthusiasm of a used car salesman.
- Reality Warper: He's able to alter and manipulate the world of dreams as he pleases.
- Shapeshifter: He's capable of changing his appearance, since he's a resident of the dream world.
- Sore Loser: When Felix effortlessly defeats his evil clone of him, he pouts "Hey, no fair!"
- Villain Song: He gets a song number called "I've Got a Lovely Nightmare for You!"
- Villain of the Week: His sole appearance is in "Nightmare on Oak Street", and he seemingly reformed by the end.
The Mad Doctor and LeadFanny
Debut: Attack of the Robot Rat
Voiced by: Pat Fraley (Mad Doctor), Billy West (LeadFanny)Two villains, one an eccentric mad scientist and another a dumb mutt, who both live in a derelict apartment and want to steal Felix's Magic Bag.If these characters sound familiar, that's no accident—both characters were originally meant to be the shows take on Joe Oriolo's Professor and Rock Bottom, but were retconned into separate characters on orders from Don Oriolo, then-owner of Felix. They were intended to make more appearances in Twisted Tales, but the show was cancelled before that could happen, leaving "Attack of the Robot Rat" as their sole appearance in the show. A staffer on the show revealed that if they had made more appearances, their changed names would have been The Mad Doctor and LeadFanny.And no, the former should not be confused with that Mad Doctor.
- Adaptational Name Change: They're Professor and Rock Bottom, but their names were changed on orders from Don Oriolo.
- Decomposite Character: They were both originally meant to be the shows take on Professor and Rock Bottom, but Don Oriolo was so angered at how drastically their appearances and personalities were changed, that he ordered them to be retconned into unrelated characters.
- Humongous Mecha: The Mad Doctor builds a giant robot rat to chase down Felix and steal his Magic Bag, but Felix mops the floor with it.
- Mad Scientist: The Mad Doctor, who, even when living in an apartment, manages to build a giant robot inside of it.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Lead Fanny's voice is based on Harvey Fierstein.
- Punny Name: Leadfanny, a play on dogs leading with their butts. And also Rock Bottom.
- Shout-Out: LeadFanny's design is heavily inspired by the Terry Toons character Dimwit the Dog.
- Take That!: Both characters are clearly meant to be parodies of the original Joe Oriolo characters, as was the episode they appeared in.
- Villains Of The Week: They were supposed to make more appearances beyond "Attack of the Robot Rat", but the show was canned before they could, unintentionally making them this.
- You Don't Look Like You: LeadFanny looks absolutely nothing like Rock Bottom. Likewise, The Mad Doctor barely has any resemblance to Professor.
Debut: Phoney Phelix (1996)
Sheba: "You are not Felix the Cat."
Oscar: "I am so Felix the Cat! Oh, I'm Felix the Cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat..."
Voiced by: Jeffrey TamborOscar is a minor villain whose sole appearance was in the episode "Phoney Phelix", serving as one of the most pathetic foes Felix has ever faced. A wannabe cartoon star who met failure at every step of the way, Oscar sought to climb his way to stardom by hijacking Felix's own cartoon, despite being a painfully obvious impersonator.
- Gonk: He's lanky, pudgy, big mouthed and buck toothed, missing a tail and has small, squinty pupils.
- Harmless Villain: Even Professor and Rock Bottom are more threatening than this guy. The worst thing he does to Felix is tie him up, and he's far too incompetent to be anything more than a pest. Felix effortlessly outsmarts him.
- Heel–Face Turn: At the end of the episode, Felix manages to make him reform.
- Hostile Show Takeover: He tries to pull this on Felix's own cartoon by kidnapping him, tying him up and impersonating him, but it fails miserably.
- Identity Impersonator: He tries to be this to Felix, but he looks, acts and sounds absolutely nothing like Felix and doesn't even attempt to make his sham seem convincing. All of Felix's friends except Roscoe instantly see right through his act.
- Simpleton Voice: He speaks in a deep, dopey sounding voice.
- Shout-Out: His name is a reference to Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple", which about two opposite roommates, a neat freak named Felix and a slob named Oscar Madison. "Oscar" therefore was a perfect name for a Felix the Cat impersonator.
- Take That!: He's meant to be a Stealth Parody of the shows retool in Season 2.
- Villain of the Week: Yet another oneshot villain created for the show, and definetely at the bottom of the food chain in terms of threat level to Felix.
- White Gloves: Unlike Felix, he distinctly wears these.
Debut: The Fuzzy Bunny Show (1996)
Voiced By: Rob PaulsenA cutesy toy rabbit who manages to replace Felix's own show and become a nationwide sensation thanks to how cute he is. In truth however, he's actually a gruesome thug in a rabbit suit.
- Hostile Show Takeover: He hijacks Felix's timeslot and puts the cat out of a job as a result.
- Nice Character, Mean Actor: Behind the scenes, he acts verbally and physically abusive to his co-workers in stark contrast to the cutesy visage of his show.
- Near Villain Victory: Intentionally or not, he came closer than any other villain in the series to actually defeating Felix. The only reason things fell apart was because Felix ended up becoming a fan of him and tried to meet him, which led to him discovering Fuzzy's true nature.
- Take That!:
- They weren't even trying to be subtle that this character and his episode is a take that towards the Lighter and Softer revamp forced on the show by then-owner of Felix, Don Oriolo, for Season 2. The person responsible for the idea of Fuzzy Bunny Show replacing Felix is even named Donald, an obvious jab at Don himself.
- He also doubles as a parody of children's shows like Barney.
- Villain of the Week: He serves as the villain of his sole episode and nearly succeeds in destroying Felix's career for good, until the cat discovers and reveals his true nature to his audience.
Star Trash Crew
Debut: Star Trash (1996)
Voiced By: Patrick Pinney (Mr. Gleep)A crew of space explorers on a three year mission to spawn sequels and spinoffs, exploit legions of social outcasts, and to seek out new worlds in which to dump their garbage. They decide to make Earth the dumping ground for the trash on their spaceship, and Felix and Poindexter have to stop them.
- Anti Villains: They're not all that evil, but the Captain is quite stupid and very inconsiderate towards Earth dwellers, since they just see Earth as their personal dumping ground and treat Felix and Poindexter as obstacles to their goal, and they even try to kill them for it.
- Artistic License – Physics: Their Enterprise-esque ship has rotary fans instead of engines to propel itself in the vacuum of space. Of course, Rule of Funny is in effect.
- Captain Ersatz: The entire crew is a parody of the original Star Trek series.
- Eyes Always Shut: The Captain's eyes are drawn like this.
- Here We Go Again: While the original crew is sent back where they came when Felix rigs the ships autopilot, another more advanced version of their ship shows up at the end to continue dumping trash. Poindexter refers to it as "Star Trash: The Next Sanitation!"
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When the Captain orders the crew to dump their trash on Earth, one of his commands is "Cue dramatic music!"
- No Name Given: While several of the crew are named (Mr. Gleep, Skins, Mr. Solo, Lt. Velma), the Captain's name isn't given.
- Punny Name: Skins is a play on Bones, and Mr. Solo a play on Sulu.
- The Stoic: Parodied with Mr. Gleep, who say's he's not unemotional, just a bad actor.Poindexter: "Um, excuse me, yeah hi, are you from a planet where they have no emotions?"Mr. Gleep: "No, actually I'm just a bad actor."
- Take That!: The episode is a big jab at the original Star Trek series. The Captain takes a jab at the Earthlings for polluting their world as well.Poindexter: "You can't use our planet as a junkyard!"Captain: "Why not? You do."Audience: "Oooooh..."Captain: "Your rivers, your beaches, your canyons, your frankfurters, all filled with the filth you so frivolously fling!"Felix: "Poindexter, this is horrible. We're prisoners in a cartoon with a moral to it!"
- Telefrag: They accidentally do this to Felix and Poindexter when they transport them on board their ship, but they harmlessly separate from each other.
- Villains of the Week: While not all that evil, they are a nuisance and do try to kill Felix and Poindexter for getting in their way.
Debut: Superfelix (1996)
Voiced by: Patrick PinneyAn evil elf with rainbow magic who is trying to wreak havoc on the city—he steals the cities fruit supply to try and make a giant pie to his master Borgos, the Elven Mountain God (a volcano with a face on it) who will reward him with even more magical power. He has two henchmen in the form of Verm (a worm) and Bill (an ordinary street crook).
- Curse Cut Short: After he's told by Bill that he was defeated by a flying cat, Elf muses "Flying cat indeed. What a load of—" (Superfelix shows up) "You've got to be kidding me."
- Dark and Troubled Past: In a very brief flashback, it's implied that he was a victim of bullying, which was what drove him down the path of evil. Superfelix takes pity on him for this, if just for a moment.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He has a surprisingly deep voice for someone as small as him.
- Teleportation: One of the abilities he has as a result of his rainbow magic. He uses it to escape Felix in the end.
- Villain of the Week: A minor oneshot villain who only appeared briefly in Superfelix. Its implied in his episode that he was planned to appear again, but the show was cancelled just after his debut episode, so further appearances wouldn't have happened anyway.
- We Will Meet Again: The Elf vows that he and Felix will fight again before he flees his airship.
- You Have Failed Me: When Bill is defeated by Felix, The Elf punishes him for his failure by using his magic to transform him into a pile of casabas.
Debut: The Milky Way (1996)A bovine fairy and a parody of the fairy godmother archetype, who helps out Felix with his milk problem in "The Milky Way".
- Fairy Godmother: A parody of the trope. Felix gets her to help him with his milk problem.
- Or Was It a Dream?: At the end of "The Milky Way", Felix assumes she was just a dream, but then Dairy Godmother scares Felix with a prank.
- Punny Name: On Fairy Godmother, obviously.
The Tooth Fairy and Clone Fairy
- Debut: Dueling Whiskers (1996)
Baby Felix And Friends Characters
Baby Felix's obsessive compulsive pal. He's hyper and does everything in threes, organizing his life around it and believing its a lucky number.
- Super OCD: This is his whole personality. His life is built around the number 3 due to his belief that it's a lucky number.
A little mouse and the peacekeeper of Baby Felix's group.
- Nice Girl: Her official character profile on the Felix website describes her as gold hearted in personality.
A little puppy who hopes to be the big dog in town some day.
- Precious Puppy: He's a lil pup, and rather adorable at that.
- The Quiet One: He doesn't talk as much as the other characters.
A little bird who is the informer of Baby Felix's group.
A folder reserved for characters who technically aren't part of the Felix the Cat series, but have done crossovers with it or have some tangential connection with it.
Debut: Alice Solves The Puzzle (1925)A Captain Ersatz of Felix the Cat from Walt Disney's Alice Comedies, introduced as a result of a studio executive wanting Disney's cartoons to ride the coattails of Felix.
- Captain Ersatz: Created as one, although he didn't look that much like Felix in his silent cartoons. The Il Topolino Italian newspaper comic made his appearance a blatant ersatz of Felix.
- Clumsy Copyright Censorship: When the above image of him appeared in the book "Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse", Julius' fur color was digitally altered from black fur to green due to Disney fearing legal trouble if the image was added as is.
- The Rival: Become a foe of Il Topolino in his comics, even though he never appeared in the animated cartoons.
Debut: Dizzy Dishes (1930)A youthful flapper girl who goes through a lot of wacky adventures and frequently changing jobs.Normally, Betty is not a character of the Felix the Cat universe, but the two characters shared a crossover newspaper comic called Betty Boop And Felix.