Characters / Krypto the Superdog
Krypto The Superdog
A white labrador retriever who is the main protagonist of the show, formerly Superman's pet on Krypton before it was destroyed. He has all of the powers of Superman, though some are heightened due to being a dog, such as his super hearing and sense of smell. Krypto also shares Superman's moral values and feelings, which has been used as a weakness against him in some cases.Tropes:
Kevin is the young boy who Krypto lives with in the series, with Superman's permission. Kevin enjoys Krypto's company greatly, and is able to communicate with him and the other animals in the series thanks to a universal translator device. Kevin has a bratty cousin named Bailey who finds out Krypto's secret, but fortunately he's such a notorious liar that no adult believes him. Kevin also has a two-year-old sister named Melanie who refers to Krypto as "Kippo".Tropes:
Kevin's next door neighbor, and the owner of Streaky. Andrea enjoys making Streaky play dress-up, but was unaware of his (or Krypto's) superheroic identity until later in the series, when she accidentally stumbles upon Krypto's spaceship. In Iguanikah, it is revealed that Andrea is Jewish. She loves to play and dress up Streaky, and she treats him like a baby. Andrea treating Streaky like a baby is similar to the Tom and Jerry
cartoon Baby Puss.Tropes:
An orange cat with a yellow streak along his back who lives next door to Krypto and Kevin's family. In episode 6, "The Streaky Story", Streaky gained superpowers by a duplicating ray that was aimed at Krypto, but reflected off him and accidentally hit Streaky instead. Streaky later found that he had superpowers similar to Krypto's. But his superpower are weaker than Krypto's. Streaky shares his canine counterpart's weakness to Kryptonite. Streaky belongs to a girl named Andrea (unlike the comics in which he was Supergirl
's pet cat). Unlike Krypto, Streaky is less serious about his superhero activities, and sometimes needs prodding to perform heroic deeds, but usually is dependable. He also has a nephew named Squeaky who is the leader of the Supercat Fan Club. Streaky often refers to Krypto as "K-Dog".Tropes:
- Action Pet
- Butt-Monkey: He tends to have a lot of comedic incidents happening to him.
- Cats Are Mean: Averted— on the whole you couldn't ask for a friendlier guy, and his less-than-savory moments are few and far in between.
- Cats Are Snarkers: Has a lot of witty lines here and there.
- The Chew Toy: Extremely accident-prone and the most abused character in the series, bar none. Though he gets his moments of triumph.
- Clark Kenting
- Cowardly Lion: He's got a bit of a cowardly streak; he even describes himself as a "fraidy cat." But he always comes through in a pinch.
- Deadpan Snarker: Can be rather sarcastic and witty a lot.
- Dreadful Musician: His singing is so bad that Mechanikat thinks that it's an "evil superpower."
- Power Incontinence: Streaky gains invisibility powers, but as he uses them they become harder to control. It reaches a point where only his face can be seen only if he concentrates really hard.
Ace The BathoundTropes:
Streaky's nephew and founder of the Supercat Fan ClubTropes:
The Dog Star Patrol
A superpowered group of canines who each possess a unique superpower, and fight crime across the galaxy. Krypto joined the Dog Stars by helping the group out on a mission. Ace the Bathound and Streaky the Supercat helped them out on different occasions. The group is based on DC Comics' Space Canine Patrol Agents and Legion of Super-Heroes. Curiously, they are never seen altogether as one or two members are always absent in each episode. The members of the Dog Star Patrol include:
Tropes That Apply to All of ThemTropes:
A purple saluki (although she refers to herself as an afghan hound), she is the leader of the Dog Star Patrol. Brainy Barker possesses telepathic/telekinetic powers, allowing her to read minds, project forcefields, and levitate objects.Tropes:
A pink chihuahua who can inflate her body to a gigantic size.Tropes:
A blue and white husky who possesses a large tusk-like tooth that functions like a drill.Tropes:
A green-furred terrier who can stretch his tail to lengths long enough to use as a weapon, such as a lasso or whip.Tropes:
An English Bulldog who can sprout a pair of bull horns to use in battle.Tropes:
A Dachshund who can raise his body heat to dangerously high temperatures to burn his enemies.Tropes:
A Basset Hound who possesses four pairs of legs.Tropes:
An Old English sheepdog who is a huge fan of the Dog Stars and wanted to join them. As his name suggests, he uses his drool as a weapon.Tropes:
Jimmy The RatTropes:
Lex Luthor's pet iguana.Tropes:
The Junkyard DogsTropes:
Squeaky's Supercat Fan Club
Tropes That Apply to All of Them:Tropes:
Bud and LouThe Joker
's hyenas, and Harley Quinn
A robin bird who wants to become a superhero after Ace saves his life.Tropes:
- I Owe You My Life: Robin spends the majority of his debut episode looking for a chance to repay the debt. He quits being Ace's partner after doing so.