Characters / Lady and the Tramp

Protagonists

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     Lady 
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Voiced by: Barbara Luddy, Jodi Benson (sequel)

Lady is the pet of Jim Dear and Darling and the protagonist later true deuteragonist of Lady and the Tramp and a secondary character in its 2001 sequel.
  • Undying Loyalty: To her family.
  • Uptown Girl: Dog version. She's the pedigreed pet of a well-to-do family, the Tramp is a streetwise stray mutt.

    The Tramp 
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Voiced by: Larry Roberts, Jeff Bennett (sequel)

The Tramp is the deuteragonist, later true protagonist from Lady and the Tramp and the tritagonist in the sequel Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure.

     Jock 
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Voiced by: Bill Thompson (first film), Sterling Holloway (singing voice), Clancy Brown (101 Dalmations series), Jeff Bennett (sequel), Roger Carel (French)

Jock is a Scottish Terrier and a friend of Lady's. He's also a close friend to Trusty.

     Trusty 
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Voiced by: Bill Baucom (first film), Jeff Bennett (sequel)

Trusty is the neighbor of Lady, and possibly the oldest dog in the film. According to Jock and himself, he was once a service dog working alongside his grandfather, the esteemed Old Reliable, to track down and capture criminals before eventually having his age catch up to him, which is when he supposedly lost his sense of smell for a number of years. Though Trusty firmly believes his strong sense of smell remains intact, Jock believes otherwise (though he refuses to admit it, not wanting to hurt Trusty's feelings).

Now retired, Trusty spends his days alongside his best friends, Jock and Lady, who hold a strong kinship with the old dog.

     Jim Dear 
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Voiced by: Lee Millar (first film), Nick Jameson (sequel)

Jim Dear is Lady and the Tramp's owner, husband of Darling, and father of Jim Jr.

     Darling 
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Voiced by: Peggy Lee (first film), Barbara Goodson (sequel)

Elizabeth "Darling" Brown is Lady and the Tramp's owner and beautiful wife of Jim Dear, as well as the mother of Jim Jr.

     Jim Jr. 
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Voiced by: None (first film), Andrew McDonough (sequel)

James Brown Jr., a.k.a. Jim Jr., is the son of Jim Dear and Darling.

    Tony 
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Voiced by: George Givot (first film), Jim Cummings (sequel)

Tony is a human friend of Tramp's and the owner of "Tony's Restaurant", where Joe is his employee.
  • Big Fun: Tony is a lovable man as seen in the film. He is one of the very few people in the town that actually sees Tramp or "Butch" as his friend.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Shows this when it comes to "Butch", aka Tramp when Tony thinks he can communicate with the dog.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the sequel, he and Joe only make two appearance and have no lines.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Joe's Skinny.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Downplayed. He can sometimes be a little short-tempered especially with his employee Joe.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Implied to be this with Joe in the sequel.
  • Large and in Charge: He owns a restaurant.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his temper issues, Tony is a nice man, who enjoys his friendships with Joe and Tramp ("Butch").
  • Shipper on Deck: He and Joe give a romantic dinner for Lady and Tramp, and later on, Scamp and Angel.
  • Those Two Guys: With Joe.

    Joe 
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Voiced by: Bill Thompson (first film), Michael Gough (sequel), Roger Carel (French)

Joe is Tony's sidekick and employee of "Tony's Restaurant".

     Scamp 
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Voiced by: Scott Wolf, Roger Bart (singing voice)

Scamp is a minor character in Lady and the Tramp, and the protagonist of the 2001 sequel Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure. He is the only son of Lady and the Tramp, and later starred in his own comic strip and film.

     Angel 
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Voiced by: Alyssa Milano, Susan Egan (singing voice)

Angel is the deuteragonist of Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure.
  • The Ace: Shows a lot of skill and prowess as a street dog, despite being the same age as Scamp.
  • Broken Ace: Implied. She often appears to be arrogant, but it is presumably just to hide her insecurities along with her great desire to have a family sans Buster.
  • Broken Bird: Implied. See the way she said this line: "I don't belong to anyone".
  • The Conscience: To Scamp.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Angel once lived with five families that all gave her up because they either moved, had a baby or an allergy. She decided to live a wild life at the junkyard and found Buster and the Junkyard Dogs, and although she never really took them as a family, she had no choice since she had nobody else.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has no problem showing her sassy and sarcastic side, especially around Buster.
  • Deuteragonist: In the sequel, she's the second main focus after Scamp and also his Love Interest.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: More like fur of gold. Despite her snarky tendencies , Angel has a kind heart.
  • Happily Adopted: Invokes this. Angel has been in five families, but could never be in one for long. It's finally played straight when Scamp's family adopts her.
  • Homeless Hero: A teen stray. Then, she's adopted by Scamp's family.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Angel has always wanted to be adopted and loved by a family, but hasn't had such luck. She finally gets this when Scamp's family officially adopts her.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Implied. Her snarky and arrogant behavior may be a way to hide the insecurities she has over becoming stray each time by her five families.
  • Kid Hero: She's about Scamp's age.
  • The Lancer: To Scamp.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: For Scamp. Like Scamp's father, Angel is a streetwise stray, helps The Protagonist when they venture from their home, falls in love with the pampered dog, and are adopted by the pampered dog's family.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • She acts as a guide and conscience to Scamp on his journey to become a "wild dog". Like a guardian angel.
    • "Angel" is Greek for "messenger" which she is in the climax, when she informs Lady and Tramp that their son has been taken to the pound.
  • Mixed Ancestry: A Pomeranian/Chihuahua mixed puppy.
  • Morality Chain: To Scamp. Angel makes sure to remind Scamp of how he has a real home and shouldn't become a Junkyard Dog.
  • Nice Girl: Underneath all of her sassiness and arrogant façade, Angel really is a generous, friendly and brave puppy.
  • Official Couple: With Scamp.
  • Parental Abandonment: It's never revealed what happened to her parents. They might have died, separated by accident, or just abandon Angel.
  • Pink Means Feminine: After she is adopted by Scamp's family, Angel can be seen wearing a pink bow. She is probably an inversion given her tomboyish personality.
  • Puppy Love: About the same age as Scamp and they're already a couple...and literal too.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Scamp's Red.
  • Stepford Snarker: Uses her snark skills to mask the actual emotional pain she always feels.
  • Street Urchin: She's not actually happy about it.
  • Tomboy: In contrast to Spoiled Sweet feminine Lady from the first movie, she's a sassy, Street Smart street dog.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She really dug into the spaghetti.
  • Unusual Ears: One of her ears is pointed straight and the other is, for some reason, folded.
  • Women Are Wiser: She serves as the voice of reason for Scamp.

    Fluffy, Ruffy, and Scooter (Annette, Danielle, and Collette in the Second Movie) 
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Voiced by: Debi Derryberry (Annette), Kath Soucie (Danielle and Collette) in the Direct-to-Video sequel

Annette, Collette, and Danielle are Scamp's sisters who are a little on the prissy side and they show no respect for Scamp. Annette has a blue collar, Collette has a red collar, and Danielle has a white collar. They act like they don't like Scamp, but deep down they do love him.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Fluffy, Ruffy, and Scooter of the 1955 comics become Annette, Collette, and Danielle in the 2001 direct-to-video sequel.
  • Annoying Younger Siblings: Implied. Subverted in the comics (except sometimes for Fluffy, who found her siblings games "undignified" and didn't usually play with them). They usually enjoy spending time together. Just look at them together here.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: In the sequel, where they spend most of their time reveling in Scamp's misfortune.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: In the direct-to-video sequel, each of the girls have a different colored collar. Annette has a blue collar, Collette a red color, and Danielle a white collar.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: All of them have brown eyes and have their mother's tannish-brown fur.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • At the start of the comics, all the pups appeared. But as Scamp got more popular, he was the focus, and eventually got his own spinoff comics, while the triplets fell into obscurity.
    • In the sequel, the girls had little to no role in the movie.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: In the comics, Scooter, the only boy of the three triplet cocker spaniel pups, and the youngest of all four of the pups, was called the "Baby" only Lady and Tramp could think of a name. Thankfully he gave them an idea.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to their brother's foolish. While he frequently disobeys the house rules, they follow them to the letter.
  • Freudian Trio: Collette is the Superego. Annette is the Ego. And Danielle is the Id.
  • Gender Flip: Scooter. In the comics, Scooter was Scamp's younger brother. But in the direct-to-video sequel, all three cocker spaniel pups are female.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Implied since there always seen in one another's company.
  • Messy Hair: Danielle has the messiest fur of her sisters.
  • No Indoor Voice: Danielle has the loudest voice of her sisters.
  • No Name Given: Pretty much played straight in the direct-to-video sequel. You only see their names in the end credits. Initially they got the same treatment in the comics (except for Scamp). However, overtime Lady and Tramp find names for the three. Fluffy, a prim and proper pup like her mother, and Ruffy, a tomboyish pup who loves to play with her siblings, were named after a female dog tramp once knew called "Fluffy Ruffles." Scooter, the shy younger brother of the girls and Scamp, was originally called "Baby" until he scooted far on a slippery piece of ice on the lake, giving him the name Scooter.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Mainly in the 1955 comics. Fluffy tries to be proper and lady-like, like her mother. Ruffy is rambunctious and doesn't mind getting dirty. Scooter is shy, likes to lay around, and a bit of a scaredy-cat.
  • Proper Lady: Fluffy does everything she can to be just like her mother, and spends the most time with her to try and be this. In the direct-to-video sequel, Collette seems to developing into this the most.
  • Same-Sex Triplets:
    • Subverted in the original comics. One of the triplets was Scamp's shy younger brother Scooter.
    • Played straight in the direct-to-video sequel, where they're all girls.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Sometimes in the comics, Scooter and Scamp would have this.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: All of them are exact copies of their mother.
  • Tomboy:
    • In the comics, Ruffy prefers to get dirty, and play with her brother scamp.
    • In the sequel movie, Danielle is the most rambunctious, loud, and gutter mouthed of her sisters.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Danielle still loves to take baths like her sisters.
  • Town Girls: Collette is the Femme, Annette is the Neither, and Danielle is the Butch. All of them are quite girly.

     Junkyard Dogs 
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Ruby Voiced by: Cathy Moriarty
Sparky Voiced by: Mickey Rooney
Francois Voiced by: Bronson Pinchot
Mooch Voiced by: Bill Fagerbarkle
Scratchy Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

A group of stray dogs, led by Buster, who reside in a junk yard. They do what they please, whenever they please.
  • French Jerk: Averted with Francois. He has a French accent and is a Nice Guy.
  • Happily Adopted: What they all get in the end.
  • Heel–Face Turn: They all finally leave Buster for a better life.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Implied with Scratchy and Sparky. Both are old time dogs, are seen together a lot, and both end getting adopted in the same family.
  • Homeless Hero: All of them are strays and are generally good, if not mischievous, dogs. Then all, except Buster, get adopted.
  • Gentle Giant: Mooch is the biggest dog of the Gang and is one of the friendliest.
  • Keet: Mooch's enthusiasm can only be matched by his big stature.
  • Let Me Tell You a Story: Sparky seems to like doing this.
  • Meaningful Name: Almost all of them.
    • Mooch is often mooched on by Buster for his strength.
    • Scratchy is covered in fleas and can't stop with the scratching.
    • "Ruby" is Latin for "red", alluding to Ruby's reddish fur.
    • "Francois" is Latin for "from France", which is quite evident because Francois's name and accent that heavily implies he's from France.
  • Old Dog: Scratchy and Sparky are the eldest dogs in the gang.
  • Palette Swap: While having some minor differences, Scratchy uses pretty much the same design as Sparky just colored brown.
  • Puppy Love: Lampshaded by Ruby to have a "bad case" of it towards Scamp. The pup is visibly uncomfortable.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A dog version.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Francois likes to really rip apart chicken skin.
  • The Voiceless: Scratchy is the most silent of the Gang.

Antagonists

     Si and Am 
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Voiced by: Peggy Lee (first film), Tress MacNeille (sequel)

Si and Am are Aunt Sarah's twin Siamese cats are the secondary antagonists later teitary antagonists in Lady and the Tramp and its 2001 sequel.
  • Cats Are Mean: They wreck the house, try to steal milk from the baby, and then frame Lady for all of it when she tries to stop them, and they don't even get a comeuppance.
  • Creepy Twins: Is that song stuck in your head yet?
  • Dragon Lady: The Siamese cats exhibit most of these stereotypes during their Villain Song and following Wounded Gazelle Gambit.
  • Karma Houdini: The Siamese Cats get Lady in trouble with a Wounded Gazelle Gambit and go unpunished for the trouble they cause. They originally showed a bit more concern (as did Aunt Sarah) upon finding the rat in the house but this was cut. The closest thing to a punishment they get is one nasty scare in the sequel, courtesy of Scamp and the Junkyard dogs ruining the picnic.
  • Meaningful Name: Siam is the former name for Thailand.

     Aunt Sarah 
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Voiced by: Verna Felton (first film), Tress MacNeille (sequel)

Aunt Sarah is the main, later secondary antagonist (later supporting character) and the aunt of Jim Dear in Lady and the Tramp, and appears in its 2001 sequel.
  • Anti-Villain: She's not likable by any means but she's not bad, just a Crazy Cat Lady who dislikes dogs and is overly protective of her new nephew.
  • Evil Aunt: Downplayed. Aunt Sarah isn't necessarily evil, but does (unknowingly) cause a lot of conflict for Lady in the first film.
  • Fat Bitch: Downplayed. She's a large, snooty, insensitive, and overbearing woman, but not entirely bad.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: See Pink Means Feminine. Sometimes her gown appears purple because of the lighting.
  • Hate Sink: She's not actually evil, but clearly prefers cats over dogs. And in a movie, where the protagonists are dogs, that is more than enough to make her an antagonist. Not only does she blame Lady for trashing the living room, when it really was her cats who did it. But she also puts her little grand-nephew in danger, when she tries to stop Tramp from saving the baby from being bitten by a rat.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Implied at the end when she sends the dogs biscuits for Christmas. She still retains some of her dog-hating tendencies in the sequel though (even while she is able to put up with Tramp being around her at the time), namely preferring to celebrate Independence day rather than go searching for Scamp and calling him a monster when he and the stray dogs show up uninvited at the family's picnic. She's not entirely wrong and unfounded this time around though; to be fair, Scamp does misbehave a lot and the stray dogs really were there to cause havoc.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She never gives Lady a chance and thinks her conniving cats are perfect angels.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's mean to Lady, but really cares about her cats and her nephew.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Subverted, she is definitely not kindhearted.
  • Knight Templar: She thinks she is doing the right thing, but she's a Horrible Judge of Character.
  • Obliviously Evil: Yeah, she's a Jerkass, but Aunt Sarah is wholly ignorant of what her pet cats do. Which causes her to legitimately think that Lady is a danger.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Wears a pink gown.

     The Rat 
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The Rat is a vicious, nameless rodent, and the final and true main antagonist in Disney's Lady and the Tramp.
  • No Name Given: In the scripts, he goes by "Herman the Rat". but it wasn't confirmed in the first movie.
  • The Voiceless: No lines, save for some squeaks when Tramp attacks it.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Unlike any other character or animal in the movie, the Rat is a silent, feral creature with the creepiest design you can imagine. From the first moment the rat appears, Lady pauses her cheerful, playful, lighthearted romp around the yard, and immediately snarls and chases it away. The Rat also puts up a much better fight against the Tramp than the three dogs he trounced earlier, even wounding the Tramp a little bit, all the while trying to sneak in and kill the baby.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Goes after and tries to kill baby Jim Jr. That's until Tramp arrives and kills the fiend.
  • You Dirty Rat: It is never outright stated that the Rat wants to harm the baby. However, it is implied as it sneaks into the baby's room and, at one point, jumps into the baby's crib, but is thrown out by Tramp.

     Buster 
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Voiced by: Chazz Palminteri, Jess Harnell (singing voice)

Buster is the main antagonist in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure.
  • Catch Phrase: "Buster's troubles is Buster's troubles".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Often uses a sarcastic tone when mocking others.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Tramp.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Tramp.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He pretended to be nice to Scamp when he tried to make him a Junkyard Dog. But in reality, he is a selfish, angry, arrogant jerk since he used Scamp to avenge Tramp for betraying their friendship, even though he should have been supportive of Tramp for finding love.
  • Freudian Excuse: Buster has a hatred towards families and housedogs because his best friend, Tramp fell in love with Lady, and started a family,
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: A failed one with Tramp.
  • Homeless Hero: Inverted. He's a stray dog, but he's no hero.
  • I Work Alone: Even though he has his own gang, Buster prefers doing his own thing and doesn't believe in getting or receiving help.
  • Jerkass: Buster is mean, cruel, selfish, deceitful, serious, vain, unfriendly, backstabbing, unsupportive.
  • Joisey: Buster has a thick, New Jersey accent.

     Reggie 
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Voiced by: Frank Welker

Reggie is the tertiary antagonist of Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure.

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