Characters: Looney Tunes
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"Th-th-th-That's All, Folks!!"The Everyman and Straight Man to the rest of the cast, known for his ridiculously thick stutter. Often played a Deadpan Snarker or Butt Monkey, usually when paired with Daffy (either role depending on the latter's interpretation)Debut: I Haven't Got a Hat (1935), Friz FrelengTropes related to Porky Pig:
- See Porky Pig.
"You're despicable!"/"WOO HOO, HOO HOO!!!"Was originally The Screwball/Cloudcuckoolander, later Flanderized by Chuck Jones (and Friz Freleng) into a jerkass Small Name, Big Ego, most famously paired with Bugs as the Odd Couple. In this incarnation, used either as a foil for Bugs or to parody action-adventure heroes. Meanwhile, Robert McKimson combined the two interpretations and made Daffy into a Loveable Rogue. Later also joined Sylvester on the hunt for Speedy Gonzales.Debut: "Porky's Duck Hunt" (1937), Tex AveryTropes related to Daffy Duck:
- See Daffy Duck.
"Be vewwy, vewwy quiet! I'm hunting wabbits!"One of only three humans in the regular cast (the others being Yosemite Sam & Tweety's owner Granny). The Butt Monkey, often Too Dumb to Live. An avid hunter, thus Jones' favorite adversary for both Bugs & Daffy, reaching a peak in the iconic Rabbit Season trilogy. Less popular with the other directors, who found him too wimpy. On a side note, he had an earlier, less distinctive prototype named Egghead, who was sometimes referred to as Elmer.Debut: "Elmer's Candid Camera" (1940), Jones.Tropes related to Elmer Fudd:
- See Elmer Fudd.
"Eehhh... What's up, Doc?"The - well... the Bugs Bunny. No description needed.Debut: "A Wild Hare" (1940), various, notably Tex Avery.Tropes related to Bugs Bunny:
"I tawt I taw a puddy tat!"In Clampett's hands, Tweety was a pink, sadistic trickster who used his wits to get rid of cats. Later, under Freleng, Tweety became yellow (the Hays Office balked because the pink made him look naked), found a recurring adversary in Sylvester, and often depended on an umbrella-wielding Granny or an angry bulldog to get rid of him. Time has made modern generations mistake him for a female.Debut: "A Tale of Two Kitties" (1942), Clampett.Tropes related to Tweety Bird:
- Arch-Enemy: Sylvester
- Baby Talk: He talks like this because he is supposed to be a baby bird.
- Badass Adorable
- Beware the Nice Ones: Space Jam even demonstrated that he can still slip into this time and time again.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Cute little tweety bird on the outside, sadistic Karmic Trickster on the inside (though as time progressed, his innocence seemed to become more genuine.)
- Catch Phrase:
- "Dat bad old puttytat!"
- "I tawt I taw a puttytat!"
- "I did, I did! I did saw a puttytat!"
- Characterization Marches On: In the Clampett shorts he was a very aggressive character who tries anything to foil his foe, even kicking his enemy when he is down. Although Freleng retained that same flavor in his first few shorts with the character, he gradually turned him into a cutesy bird who often depended on Granny to be saved from Sylvester.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He's a guy, but the high-pitched voice and eyelashes often leads to Viewer Gender Confusion, especially in foreign dubs where he is often voiced by a woman (while in English his voice was provided by a man, Mel Blanc). The existence of a short called Ain't She Tweet probably doesn't help any.
- The Fake Cutie: "Aw, da poor puddy tat. He faw down an' go Boom!" This, after carefully arranging poor Sylvester's defeat.
- Hero Antagonist
- Hidden Depths: Despite Tweety becoming softer, fans still speculate that he's still a sadistic being on the inside who takes pleasure in seeing Sylvester get hurt.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Invincible Hero: Though he had a slightly more vulnerable streak than most other Looney Tunes protagonists, he was one of very few to come out the victor in every appearance he made.
- Jerkass: In Clampett's cartoons and some of Freleng's, pre-Badass Decay.
- Killer Rabbit: In his first cartoons, where he was as cute as violent and sadistic, bordering on Cute Is Evil.
- My Name Is Not Shazam: His first pairing with Sylvester is called Tweety Pie, leading some viewers to (mistakenly) assume that's the character's full name.
- Ping-Pong Naïveté: One of Tweety's charms was that you could never tell whether he defeated Sylvester via Obfuscating Stupidity or inadvertantly through genuine child-like naïveté and dumb luck.
- Pint Sized Power House: In his earlier cartoons.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Because of his “cute” appeal that makes him popular with girls and young women, he's perhaps the most heavily merchandised LT character.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He's far less sadistic in later shorts, though Depending on the Writer he somewhat keeps his malicious streak.
- See Pepe Le Pew
"Sufferin' succotash!"A cat with a speech impediment who usually tries to eat Tweety or Speedy Gonzales, with little success. One of the most versatile of the ensemble, prone to neuroses and usually the star of the comic melodramas. Though Freleng's take on Sylvester is the one everybody remembers, other directors also made great use of the character. In Robert McKimson's hands, for example, slobby Sylvester has a hyper-articulate son named Sylvester Jr., whom Dad tries to impress by chasing what turns out to be a baby kangaroo into another room; when he retreats gibbering at the 'giant mouse!' Junior is mortified. Sylvester also starred in Kitty Kornered, one of Bob Clampett's last cartoons for Warners, and in three Chuck Jones-directed cartoons, all opposite Porky Pig.Debut: "Life With Feathers" (1945), Freleng.Tropes related to Sylvester J. Cat:
- Anthropomorphic Shift: One-time example in "The Scarlet Pumper Nickel"; Sylvester as the Grand Duke is a full-blown Funny Animal.
- Affably Evil: A vicious predator, but a loving father to Sylvester Jr, and with often the same on-off friendly banter towards his prey as the rest of the Rogues Gallery. He also occasionally goes through the same pangs of conscience as Elmer when he thinks he has succeeded in killing them.
- Arch-Enemy: Tweety.
- Bumbling Dad: He means well, but his general clumsiness and ineptitude is the cause of Sylvester Jr.'s embarrassment.
- Butt Monkey: Claimed fewer victories than even Elmer or post-Flanderized Daffy.
- Catch Phrase: "Sufferin' succotash."
- Cats Are Mean: Though granted it rarely went outside a cat's natural instincts for food, and it doesn't stop sadistic birds, mice and dogs abusing him beyond (or sometimes even without) provocation (eg. Canned Feud, Scaredy Cat).
- Characterization Marches On: Several of his earlier cartoons saw him as a lot more mischievous and hyperactive, with one cartoon (Doggone Cats) even playing him as a Screwy Squirrel character similar to Bugs and Daffy in their earlier days.
- Cool Cat: He occasionally plays with this, particularly in cartoons where Tweety isn't involved.
- Harmless Villain
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
- Laser-Guided Karma: While hopeless at catching prey like Tweety and Speedy, there are odd cases where Sylvester is forced to protect his potential prey, at which point he is often quite competent (eg. A Mouse Divided, Father of the Bird). He is still usually robbed of a full victory at the end of it though. Such cases also often double as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
- Species Surname
- Speech Impediment: "Thufferin' Thuccotatch!"
- Suddenly Voiced: Inverted. He could usually speak (albeit with his famous speech impediment), but a few Chuck Jones-directed cartoons cast him as Porky's pet, and in these he was a Heroic Mime.
- His speaking role seemed to depend on character; since he was classified as a pet, he usually did not communicate with owners or humans but could make conversations with fellow pet-classified animals like Tweety. For other animals with more human roles like Daffy and Porky it was free-game and Depending on the Writer (though mute in Scaredy Cat and its followups, Sylvester spoke normally to Porky in Kitty Cornered and The Scarlet Pumpernickel, for example).
- Super-Persistent Predator
- Team Rocket Wins: With some assistance from Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester chalks up a win in "A Message to Gracias."
- Villainous Underdog: While Sylvester certainly isn't weaker than Tweety, he's no match for Granny or Hector and has to find ways to sneak past them in order to get at the bird. That's without getting into his fights with Speedy Gonzales or Hippity Hopper.
- Villain Protagonist: In his shorts with Tweety, Hippity Hopper and Speedy.
- "Well Done, Dad" Guy: Most of the episodes that featured Sylvester Jr. were focused around Sylvester trying to earn his son's respect with very little success.
"OOOOOHHHH, AHHH HATES RABBITS!!!"A brash little outlaw with handlebar mustachios and a severe temper problem, introduced as 'a more Worthy Opponent' for Bugs than the meek Elmer. Said to be a caricature of his (short, brash, redheaded) creator. Introduced as a cowboy bandit, he eventually became the stock blowhard villain character: Civil War general, Viking, Pirate, The Black Knight (no Python references please), politician, an Arab sheik, etc. Oddly enough, he wears his bandit mask no matter what role he plays and normally lets out a burst of irate Symbol Swearing.Debut: "Hare Trigger" (1945), Freleng.Tropes related to Yosemite Sam:
- Arch-Enemy: Bugs Bunny is this to him, but it doesn't work both ways (Bugs' arch-enemy being Elmer Fudd)
- Bandito: Sam appears as Mexican bandito 'Pancho Vanilla' in the Speedy Gonzales short "Pancho's Hideaway".
- Bad Boss
- Badass Boast: At the start of almost every cartoon he's in.
- Badass Moustache: Yosemite Sam sports these, along with beard.
- Catch Phrase: "I hates rabbits."
- The Chew Toy
- A Day in the Limelight: Honey's Money, the only short to feature Sam as the main protagonist and not contain any other Looney Tunes characters.
- Evil Is Hammy: "I'M THE FASTEST GUN NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, AAAANNNNDDD WEST OF THE PECOS!"
- Evil Redhead/Fiery Redhead
- Expy: The De Patie Freleng Enterprises short Panchos Hideaway features the bandit Pancho Vanilla, in terms of personality, role and design, Pancho's largest differences are his darker facial hair and mexican accent.
- Glass Cannon
- The Gunslinger: Sam is most commonly a trigger-happy gunslinger.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Harmless Villain : Ironically offered as little a challenge to Bugs as Elmer at times.
- Henpecked Husband: In "Honey's Money".
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Deliberately zigzagged. While Sam is still a rather bumbling antagonist, he was designed to be a more belligerent and imposing foe for Bugs by Friz Freleng, who feared the more affable and pitiful Elmer Fudd made Bugs look like a non-defensive "bully".
- Jerkass: Was created largely to get the audience to root for Bugs.
- Man Child: Has the stature and temperament of a child, but packs heat (and a mighty fine 'stache, to boot).
- The Napoleon
- Nice Hat
- No Indoor Voice
- Recycled IN SPACE!: Has appeared in almost every stock villain role throughout his run, albeit always maintaining his bandit mask and western dialect
- Literally in "Lighter Than Hare"
- Worthy Opponent: Created as a more formidable villain compared to Elmer, it didn't ''quite'' last however.
"What in tha- I say, what in the Sam Hill is goin' on here?"A loud, obnoxious rooster with a Southern accent, based on Fred Allen's 'Senator Claghorn' radio character. Considers himself the life of the party; demonstrates by tricking baby chickenhawks out of capturing him, abusing Mandrake the barnyard dog by whomping his ass with a wooden board and painting his tongue green, or babysitting a genius chick named Eggbert in order to cozy up to his widow hen mother.Debut: "Walky Talky Hawky" (1946), McKimson
Tropes Related to Foggy:
- Tropes related to him can be found on the Foghorn Leghorn page.
Marvin the Martian
"I claim this planet in the name of Mars! Isn't that lovely?"An Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain who wants to see an Earth-Shattering Kaboom, and is the Trope Namer thereof (albeit invariably foiled by Bugs).Debut: "Haredevil Hare" (1948), Jones.Tropes related to Marvin the Martian:
- Adaptational Badass: the video game Looney Tunes Collector Martian Alert and its sequel Martian's Revenge actually depicted Marvin as much more competent and fearsome character.
- Affably Evil: Marvin was originally conceived as the opposite of Yosemite Sam, so he's always been a quiet, reserved, polite character who can still pose a threat.
- Aliens Are Bastards: He was willing to kill billions of humans just because the Earth was blocking his view of Venus.
- Alliterative Name: Marvin the Martian.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Wants to blow up Earth because it's blocking his view of Venus. Ignoring the obvious joke about gender differences, destroying planets because they obstruct astronomic observation is presumably okay in Martian society.
- The Bad Guy Wins: see "Team Rocket Wins" below
- Breakout Character: Like Taz, he only appears in five of the original shorts (four with Bugs and one with Daffy, exactly like Taz), and gets a prominent role in a later spin-off. These days, he's still among the most popular characters in the series.
- Catch Phrase:
- "This makes me very angry!"
- "Where's the kaboom? Where's the Earth-Shattering Kaboom?"
- The Faceless
- Fantastic Racism: Seems to have a subtle disdain towards Earthlings in general and will sometimes mock or condscend regarding our primitive nature.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Downplayed from both Elmer and Sam, but still, being a foil for Bugs, he inevitably fails miserably.
- No Name Given: He was unnamed in the original cartoons (the model sheets only giving him the moniker of "The Martian") but was officially named Marvin when he they started making merchandise of him.
- The Sociopath: Utterly remorseless and shameless about what he does—to him, blowing up a planet is given the regard of taking out the garbage.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: To contrast with Yosemite Sam's bluster.
- Team Rocket Wins: Seemingly achieves his goal of detonating the Earth in the original full-version of Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24th and a Half Century. With Dodgers distracted from his duties and Earth's destruction almost certain, Marvin is left with no choice but to assure the viewers "it's only a cartoon".
- Tranquil Fury: Which goes with his Affably Evil persona.
- The Stoic: "This makes me VERY angry."
- That Makes Me Feel Angry: Subverted; he has a wide range of facial expressions, despite repeatedly saying this trope word-for-word.
- Worthy Opponent: After Yosemite Sam failed to effectively challenge Bugs. Though still a hapless villain, he was slightly more formidable in that he has genuinely scared Bugs on occasion with his sheer casual destructiveness.
- Arch-Enemy: Road Runner
- Badass Adorable: Inverted with Wile E., as he is neither as threatening, nor as cute, as real-life coyotes.
- Break the Haughty: In shorts where he faces off against Bugs Bunny. Each time he proudly announces at the beginning that he is a "Super-Genius." Always gets his comeuppance by the end, in one short declaring that "My name is Mud" and promptly keeling over unconscious.
- Butt Monkey: Biggest one of all the Looney Tunes characters, which is really saying something. In fact he never had a chance to be anything butt.
- Catch Phrase: "Genius, pure genius!" in his shorts with Bugs.
- The Chew Toy: The primary example in the western animation.
- Determinator: Although the entire universe and even the laws of physics working against him, he never gives up. Never!.
- Ditzy Genius: A genius capable of building roadrunner traps, but, if you think about it, wouldn't it be much easier if he just ordered food instead of ordering a bunch of supplies from ACME?
- Epic Fail: Pretty much everything Coyote does ends in this. Hilarity Ensues.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When Bugs refuses his offer to get eaten, Wile E. wonders why he wants to do it the hard way.
- Failure Is the Only Option: Never having gotten a single victory, and the closest he ever came was a Yank the Dog's Chain.
- Faux Affably Evil: He first meets Bugs in a nice way, but tries to get him to say his prayers.
- Gadgeteer Genius: if not for the fact that all of his constructions inevitably fail.
- Harmless Villain
- Insufferable Genius: He acts as one in the shorts where he goes after Bugs Bunny. In theory, at least. In practice he's more of a Small Name, Big Ego.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Of the Villain Protagonist variety.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Trope Codifier.
- Oh Crap!: Practicaly his default facial expression.
- Punny Name: Wile E. (i.e., "wily") Coyote.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He likes to call himself "Wile E. Coyote: Genius" in the cartoons where he's up against Bugs.
- Species Surname
- Suddenly Voiced: When teamed up with Bugs Bunny (except Hare Breadth Hurry, which otherwise plays like a traditional Road Runner short).
- Super-Persistent Predator
- Talking with Signs
- Team Rocket Wins: Yes, the Coyote catches the Road Runner at one point...but he's too small at that point to even eat the bird. He even lampshades it by asking the audience what he should do now.
- The Voiceless: In all his cartoons with the Road Runner. He only speaks during four of his five appearances with Bugs Bunny.
- Villainous Underdog: The cartoons are built around this concept, with the smart, but horribly unlucky coyote being thoroughly overmatched by the super fast, equally smart, and and ungodly fortunate Road Runner. Physics itself was always on the Road Runner's side, meaning Wile E's schemes were doomed from the start. A large part of this was, of course, because in the words of Chuck Jones "The audience's sympathy but always remain with the coyote."
- Villain Protagonist: Wile E. Coyote is trying to eat the Road Runner, and is therefore ostensibly the bad guy. But he's just so adorably persistent in how he goes about it that you can't help but root for him.
- Acrophobic Bird: Like real roadrunners.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife
- Alliterative Name: Road Runner.
- Arch-Enemy: Wile E. Coyote.
- Catch Phrase:
"Meep Meep!""Beep Beep!"
- Flat Character: Being a Living Prop, is nondescript in personality, never serving any purpose outside of being Wile E's victim.
- Hero Antagonist: The Road Runner can be considered the hero of his shorts, being hunted after by a hungry predator.
- Invincible Hero: He always wins. Always.
- Painted Tunnel, Real Train: He loves this trope.
- Perpetual Smiler: The only time he ever changes from this is when he sees the eponymous giant robot from "The Solid Tin Coyote".
- Super Speed
- The Voiceless: If you were to count the Road Runner's "MEEP MEEP" as a voice, he would fall under The Unintelligible.
"Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Andale!"Another Funny Foreigner and good-natured Trickster who moves at Super Speed to help his poor Mexican mouse friends get cheese from "el gringo pussygato" (usually Sylvester). Has a lethargic cousin named (inevitably) "Slowpoke Rodriguez" who uses a gun to incapacitate cats instead. For obvious reasons, the Speedy shorts — particularly the late 1960s ones with Daffy as his antagonist — tend not to be received well by animation fans and historians.Debut: "Cat-Tails for Two" (1953), McKimson.Tropes related to Speedy Gonzales:
- Arch-Enemy: Sylvester is this to him, but it doesn't work both ways (Sylvester's Arch-Enemy being Tweety Pie)
- Badass Adorable
- Bumbling Sidekick: Oddly enough plays this role for Daffy in Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island.
- Catch Phrase: "Arriba! Arriba!"
- Chivalrous Pervert: His eyes for female mice has gotten him in trouble with the other rodents on occasion.
- Early Installment Weirdness: In Speedy's first cartoon, "Cat-Tails for Two," Speedy looked way different than how he looks now. The "Speedy" in "Cat-Tails for Two" had a gold tooth, a pink shirt with no pants, and came off as more of a Mexican stereotype than his current form.
- Funny Foreigner
- Gratuitous Spanish
- Hero Antagonist: He flip flopped with this, a lot of shorts giving the main focus to the blundering of foes such as Sylvester or Daffy.
- Invincible Hero: Leaned towards this (his Super Speed made him near untouchable by antagonists such as Sylvester (the odd occasion the cat actually placed the mouse in his mouth he often merely charged with enough power to rip (harmlessly) through his tail, suggesting it was actually physically impossible for Sylvester to eat Speedy).
- A possible reason for Daffy's more malicious persona during the De Patie Freleng era was to remedy this trope and utilise a greater malice that Speedy could come off as more sympathetic and fallible against (much akin to Yosemite Sam replacing the more pitiful Elmer Fudd as Bugs' enemy). While still a bumbling loser, Daffy often managed to genuinely challenge and intimidate Speedy much more often than Sylvester did previously. In a couple of cases Speedy even ended up the loser of the short.
- Karmic Trickster
- Laser-Guided Karma: A cunning Karmic Trickster when working to benefit his innocent mouse amigos, though often a somewhat simple Minion with an F in Evil when working with less scrupulous co-stars such as Daffy and Witch Hazel.
- Nice Hat
- Nice Mice
- Ping-Pong Naïveté: Similar to Tweety, while often more a cunning Karmic Trickster Obfuscating Stupidity, there are times when Speedy genuinely comes off as incredibly naive. His unrequited attempts to make peace with the then-plainly hateful Daffy have an almost tragic tone at times (eg. Moby Duck).
- Super Speed
- Token Minority: One of the few Mexican characters in the Looney Tunes cast.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Daffy. Type 2.
- With Friends Like These...: With Daffy.
The Tasmanian Devil (Taz)
The destructive, hurricane-spinning, feral, Extreme Omnivore who talks in Hulk Speak, when he talks at all. He'll eat anything, buzzsaw through anything, and moves at whirlwind speed.Debut: "Devil May Hare" (1954), McKimson.Tropes related to Tasmanian Devil:
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His hair resembles devil horns. He spins like a whirlwind, which is also called a "dust devil".
- Big Eater: Taz can and will eat anything he comes across.
- Big Ol' Unibrow
- Breakout Character: Despite only appearing in five of the original shorts, became immensely popular due to later spin-offs and merchandising.
- The Dreaded: Several of his cartoons begin by establishing that he's one of the most feared animals in the world, with all other animals running in dread from him.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: His main means of getting around is his own personal tornado.
- Extreme Omnivore: It's pretty extreme that Taz can eat dynamite without it killing him.
- Flanderization: While never bright, he's gotten a lot dumber over the years.
- Fluffy the Terrible
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Against Bugs, anyway. He's shown as much more dangerous when he's faced with more minor characters, and though Daffy also beats him in their single short together, he has a much harder time accomplishing this.
- Informed Species: He and his She-Devil mate look absolutely nothing like real Tasmanian devils, which are black-furred for a starter. The differences only get bigger from there.
- Hulk Speak: When Mel Blanc asked "What does he sound like?" when he first voiced the character and was told, "Nobody has ever heard one." So he was compelled to ad-lib some kind of glottal-guttural gravelly gargle, now lovingly described as "Taz-speak."
- Music Soothes the Savage Beast: His weakness.
- Seldom-Seen Species
- Spin-Off: During the 90s he was given his own show, Taz-Mania, which cast him with a sitcom-like family.
- Too Dumb to Live
- The Unintelligible: Most often his speech is simply comprised of snarls, yammering, and raspberries.
- Villainous Glutton: He will eat any species of animal and can devour large quantities of food (and other things) without ease. When he starts spinning, he always sends crowds running away.
- You No Take Candle: In his first appearance, Taz could speak, albeit in somewhat-broken English.
Michigan J. Frog
A frog from The Gay Nineties is discovered by a man in modern times. Unfortunately, the frog acts as his Not-So-Imaginary Friend. Listed here as an honorable mention, as he only ever appeared in one cartoon, which he didn't share with any other iconic characters, and was never really iconic himself until he became the mascot for The WB Network in the 90's.Debut: "One Froggy Evening" (1955), Jones.Tropes related to Michigan J. Frog:
- Immortality: Strongly implied that this frog can never age or die. (See Really 700 Years Old below.)
- Nice Hat
- Not-So-Imaginary Friend: More a trait than the character itself, everyone sees the frog, only one person sees it's singing talent.
- One-Shot Character: Well, at least until Another Froggy Evening, decades later.
- Really 700 Years Old: Has survived in a box for several years since the age of cavemen.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Although it wasn't clear until the end of "Another Froggy Evening".
- Species Surname
- You Didn't Ask: Seems to be implied in Another Froggy Evening when met by Marvin the Martian, who can speak "Frog"/"Martian" and thus can just ask him to sing for him.
Early Characters/Secondary Characters
Bosko the Talk-Ink KidThe original star character of the Warner Bros. cartoon studio, created by Hugh Harman and Rudolph Ising as the studios answer to Mickey Mouse. While Bosko had little to no personality, he was fairly popular during the early 30's. He later migrated with his creators to MGM in 1933, where he made a few more appearances (complete with a full on redesign into a black kid) in their Happy Harmonies cartoons before being abandoned altogether. He managed to make one last appearance in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Fields of Honey", although he was redesigned to have dog ears, obviously due to the stir it would cause seeing a cartoon caricature of a black person in today's society.Debut: "Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid" (1929), Harman-IsingTropes:
FoxyA shameless Mickey Mouse clone made by former Disney employee Rudolph Ising to be the headlining star of the Merrie Melodies series. Appearance and personality was nearly indistinguishable from Mickey, although Foxy was noticably more agressive. Only lasted for three shorts, as Walt Disney quickly got wind of the ripoff and personally asked Rudy to stop using him. He DID made a brief return in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode Two-Tone Town, however.Debut: Lady, Play Your Mandolin! (1931), IsingTropes:
- Captain Ersatz: As mentioned already, he is one of the most blatant attempts at ripping off of Mickey Mouse ever done. His image is even adorned on the Captain Ersatz page.
- The Everyman: Foxy was a gallopin', beer guzzling gaucho in his first short, a trolley driver in the next (although that was All Just a Dream) and a traffic cop in his final short.
- Flat Character: Like the character he ripped off in the first place, he's a fairly scrappy character but otherwise devoid of any distinctive personality traits.
- Retraux: The episode of Tiny Toons he appeared in, along with his girlfriend Roxy, served as a throwback to cartoons from The Golden Age of Animation, right down to everything being in black & white.
PiggyA Captain Ersatz of Foxy after legal issues forced the former character into early retirement. Like all of Harman and Ising's characters, he was nondescript in personality. He made two appearances in the Merrie Melodies series, in "You Don't Know What You're Doin'" and "Hittin' The Trail for Hallelujah Land". On another note, another character appeared a few years later that was also called Piggy in the Friz Freleng cartoon "Pigs is Pigs", although this character was a gluttonous little kid who had nothing in common with this earlier character.Debut: "You Don't Know What You're Doin'!" (1931), Ising
Goopy GeerA happy go lucky pianist with loads of talent and a real crowd stealer. Has an slight resemblance to Goofy, but in this case, Goopy Geer came about a month before Goofy (or, Dippy Dawg as he was known then) appeared in "Mickey's Revue." Only lasted four shorts and was the last attempt of the original Harman and Ising operated animation studio to make an original character. However, he also make a brief comeback along with Foxy in Tiny Toon Adventures Two-Tone Town.Debut: Goopy Geer (1932), Ising
- Alliterative Name
- Flat Character: He's giddy and a very talented piano player, but that's about all he has going for him.
BuddyA Captain Ersatz of Bosko, The Talk-Ink Kid that was hastily created after Harman and Ising split with Leon's studio and took the rights to Bosko with them. His shorts are noteworthy, if only for being some of the blandest, dullest cartoons to come from that time period. He made a brief comeback in the Animaniacs episode "Warners 65th Anniversary Special", in which he tried to inflict revenge on the Warner siblings, who in their universe, destroyed Buddy's career. (they were brought in to spice up his boring cartoons, via hitting him in the head with a mallet over and over again) Voiced by Jim Cummings in the latter special.Debut: "Buddy's Day Out" (1933), Tom Palmer
- Butt Monkey: In the Animaniacs universe, the Warner Bros. and Sister got their starring roles by starring cartoons consisting of whacking Buddy in the head with a mallet over and over again.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Bosko. Bob Clampett even jokingly nicknamed him "Bosko in Whiteface".
- Flat Character: Until his comeback, when he got a little more personality.
- Stepford Smiler: Prior to him revealing his evil plans in the Warners 65th Anniversary Special.
- Took A Level In Bad Ass: In the Warners Special. Keep in mind, he has the exact same voice as Pete and Dr. Robotnik!
Beans the Cat
"Beans is the name, one of the Boston beans!"One of several characters made by Friz Freleng in a desperate attempt to reinvigorate their studio, Beans the Cat was meant to be the big star of the studio—only for that position to go to Beans' sidekick, Porky Pig. Beans was initially somewhat popular, likely because he had a rebellious streak that Buddy was sorely lacking, but as that aspect of his personality faded, so did his popularity.Debut: "I Haven't Got a Hat" (1935), Freleng
- Captain Ersatz: Of Felix the Cat. He even has a girlfriend named Little Kitty (A parody of Felix's girlfriend name, Kitty).
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He only appeared in 11 shorts (2 of them being cameos) during 1935-1936 before being abandoned completely.
- Cute Kitten
- Flat Character: He had at least something resembling a personality when directed by Freleng, or in his sole outing for Tex Avery. Unfortunately, Jack King (who directed most of his shorts) tended to play him as a feline version of Buddy, ensuring that he got eclipsed by Porky.
- Karmic Trickster: In his first couple of shorts.
- Punny Name: He and Porky's names were a play on "Pork N' Beans".
Ham and ExTwo puppy twins that were part of Friz's attempt to make a batch of star characters for the studio. Obviously didn't last long.Debut: "I Haven't Got A Hat" (1935), Freleng
- Always Identical Twins
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome
- Precious Puppies
- Flat Characters
- Ridiculously Cute Critters
Oliver OwlDebut: "I Haven't Got a Hat" (1935), FrelengThe fourth member of the batch of characters Friz Freleng made for "I Haven't Got a Hat".
- Alliterative Name
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He disappears after a few shorts.
- Flat Character: You should know by now that the original shorts went through a LOT of dud characters before we got the stars of today.
- The Owl-Knowing One: For all his lack of characterization, he's described as a very competent piano player in his debut, and he seems knowledgeable enough to hold the position of a film director in "Hollywood Capers".
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Species Surname
Little KittyDebut: "I Haven't Got a Hat" (1935), FrelengThe fifth member of Friz's group of characters for "I Haven't Got a Hat". Served as a love interest for Beans on one occasion, as well as the daughter of Porky Pig in one short.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome
- Cute Kitten
- Flat Character
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics
"Wish I'd stay home, I don't like him anyway."Created as an attempt to serve as a comic foil for Porky Pig, Gabby Goat was a short tempered jerk that was essentially the Looney Tunes answer to Donald Duck in terms of character. However, audiences found him too unlikable to be a hit, and in order for his chemistry with Porky to work, the latter character had to be derailed into a bumbling idiot, which was a no go, so Gabby was quickly phased out, with Daffy Duck serving as Porky's more appropriate foil later down the road. (Which is telling when "Porky's Badtime Story" was remade as "Tick Tock Tuckered" years later, with Gabby replaced by Daffy.)Debut: "Porky & Gabby" (1937), Ub Iwerks
- Alliterative Name: Gabby Goat.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He only appeared in 3 shorts during the late 1930's, due to being perceived as too unlikable, as mentioned previously. Storyboards for "Porky's Party" reveal he was planned to have a fourth appearance, but he was replaced with a penguin in the final cartoon.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Gender-Blender Name: Gabby is usually a female name.
- Glass Cannon
- Hair-Trigger Temper: The Looney Tunes answer to Donald Duck.
- Species Surname
- Wise Guy: Was intended as one to Porky's Straight Man. Later cartoons would show that Porky works off wackier characters better than meaner ones.
Petunia PigPorky's love interest.Debut: "Porky's Romance" (1937), Tashlin
- Alliterative Name: Petunia Pig.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She vanished after a couple of years. She's gained some popularity again thanks to Baby Looney Tunes.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Porky.
- Girlish Pigtails: In her later appearences (the character did not originally have hair).
- Jerkass: In "Porky's Romance", very much so.
- Satellite Love Interest: To Porky.
- Species Surname
GrannyA seemingly harmless elderly woman; owner of Tweety and occasionally Sylvester (or whatever other animal the cartoon calls for).Debut: "Little Red Walking Hood" (1937), AveryTropes:
- Breakout Character: Is arguably more the lead protaganist of Sylvester And Tweety Mysteries than the title pair.
- Cool Old Lady
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Granny is seemlingly harmless, but is much smarter and stronger than she looks.
- Granny Classic
- Mama Bear: Do not mess with her pets.
- Never Mess with Granny: She isn't the Trope Namer but she might as well be.
- Ping-Pong Naïveté: Depending on the short, Granny can be extremely wily and perceptive in foiling Sylvester, or completely oblivious that her beloved cat is anything but best friends with Tweety.
- Team Mom: In Baby Looney Tunes.
Happy Hare/Bugs' Bunny/Bugs Bunny Prototype
"You don't have to be crazy to do this, but it sure helps!"Originally created by Ben Hardaway as a Captain Ersatz for Daffy Duck, this rabbit character shares many of the same traits as Daffy, but also serves as a very early prototype for the later, more fleshed out Bugs Bunny. But wheras Bugs was more defensive, Genre Savvy and collected, this wild hare was loaded with motivation and energy and went out causing trouble on sheer principle, although Hare-Um Scare-Um showed us that he could be just as resourceful as the later Bugs. This prototype appeared in five shorts: "Porky's Hare Hunt", "Hare-Um Scare-Um", "Presto Change-o", "Patient Porky" (in the opening) and "Elmer's Candid Camera".When Hardaway left Warner Bros. for the Walter Lantz cartoon studio, he would later take the traits of this character and use them to create Lantz's biggest star of the 40's, Woody Woodpecker.Debut: "Porky's Hare Hunt" (1938), Ben Hardaway
- Annoying Laugh: In fact, the same laugh that Mel Blanc used when he went on to voice Woody Woodpecker, but not sped up.
- Art Evolution: He started off looking like a tiny white rabbit, but by 1939 he had sprouted apricot fur and started looking more like the Bugs we remember.
- Captain Ersatz: Woody Woodpecker is one of this prototype.
- The Cameo: Popped up early in "Patient Porky", made a blink and you'll miss it cameo in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and was going to appear in Looney Tunes: Back in Action in the original ending until that ending was scrapped (but can be seen as an extra on the DVD).
- Hammer Space: One distinguishing trait this character had was that he could pull objects out of thin air like magic in "Presto Change-O" and "Hare-Um Scare-Um", something that would be integrated into the fully realized Bugs Bunny.
- Jerkass: Especially in "Elmer's Candid Camera", where the Proto-Bugs heckled poor Elmer just because he was taking pictures of wild life. He was probably the reason why Elmer took up hunting in the first place.
- Mad Hatter: In "Hare Um Scare Um", he is unabashably crazy, and proud of it.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He was very small in his first three appearances, but very strong and fast. "Elmer's Candid Camera" brought him up to about as tall as Elmer, however.
- Screwy Squirrel: One of the earliest examples.
- Super Strength: A mild example, but in Porky's Hare Hunt, he snapped Porky's rifle like a twig.
Sniffles The Mouse
This early creation of Chuck Jones is a ridiculously cute, naive little mouse that often obliviously wandered into danger's way. As the shorts transitioned into zanier humor, attempts were made to evolve Sniffles accordingly, Flanderizing him into a Karmic Trickster with a Motor Mouth, though the character was ultimately phased out (though still had a healthy run in the comics.) His motor mouth version made a brief speaking appearance in Space Jam.Debut: "Naughty But Mice" (1939), Jones.Tropes:
- Karmic Trickster: In his later shorts Chuck Jones transformed the cute naive little mouse into this.
- Motor Mouth: Again, in his later shorts. He goes from a Ridiculously Cute Critter to an annoying chatterbox who would just never stop talking.
- Nice Hat: A blue sailor cap.
- Nice Mice
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Jones created the character during the early period in his career when he was still heavily influenced by Disney's Silly Symphonies shorts.
- Small Annoying Creature: In his later shorts.
Slow paced (but quick-witted) turtle that rivals Bugs Bunny. One of the few characters to consistently defeat Bugs, in shorts that were based on the fable The Tortoise and The Hare.Debut: "Tortoise Beats Hare" (1941), AveryTropes:
- Affectionate Parody: The three shorts are probably these of the Silly Symphonies version of "The Tortoise and the Hare".
- Always Someone Better: One of the few adversaries to beat Bugs, let alone do so handily.
- The Cat Came Back
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Evil vs. Evil/Rash Equilibrium: Both he and Bugs are willing to play crooked in order to beat each other.
- Genre Savvy: He's one of the few Looney Tunes characters to see through a Paper-Thin Disguise (and know that no one else will on top of it).
- Manipulative Bastard: He's played Bugs like a chump every single time. His most notable accomplishment is tricking Bugs into effectively dressing as a tortoise himself, which draws the ire of rabbit mobsters.
- Not So Invincible After All: In "Rabbit Transit", he actually has a tougher time with Bugs, even getting visibly frustrated when he manages to heckle him back. Bugs actually defeats him this time round, though Cecil happily settles for a moral victory.
- Removable Shell
- The Rival: To Bugs.
- Species Surname
- Turtle Power
Henery HawkDebut: "The Squawkin' Hawk" (1942), Jones
- Alliterative Name
- Bratty Half-Pint: He's a belligerent, loudmouthed little pipsqueak who picks fights with other characters many times bigger than him.
- Out of Focus: "Walky Talky Hawky" was created as a second starring turn for Henery Hawk, but Foghorn Leghorn stole the show, reducing Henery to his adversary. Along with The Barnyard Dawg he eventually disappears from the series.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He can effortlessely take down ol' Foggy, even though he's only a measly few inches high!
- Species Surname
- Villain Protagonist: When the series was initially his own.
Killer the Buzzard/Beaky BuzzardAn absentminded buzzard who lives with his momma in the distant desert. Appeared in three shorts. Came back as a background regular in Space Jam, and made a cameo in "Looney Tunes: Back in Action".Debut: "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid" (1942), Clampett.
- Alliterative Name: Beaky Buzzard
- Harmless Villain: Within an already pretty incompetent Rogues Gallery, Beaky stands out as being exceptionally moronic and even shy towards his prey.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's significantly more competent in "The Lion's Busy". He also inexplicably wins his fight with the dragon at the end of "The Bashful Buzzard".
- Momma's Boy
- The Runt at the End
- Simpleton Voice: Specifically, a voice like Edgar Bergen's "Mortimer Snerd"; in-house he was alternately known as "The Snerd Bird".
- Shrinking Violet
- Species Surname
- Super Strength: Like his brothers, he's strong enough to carry something as large as a dragon back to his nest.
- Too Dumb to Live: That said, he can catch a baby bumblebee.
Hubie and BertieDebut: "The Aristo-Cat" (1943), JonesTropes:
- Catch Phrase:
- Hubie: "Hey, Boit! C'mere!"
- Bertie: "Yeah, yeah, sure, sure.", "Hehehehe... Riot!"
- Driven to Suicide: In "Cheese Chasers", they overindulge in a cheese factory and get sick of the stuff, so they figure they have nothing left to live for and throw themselves to Claude Cat. Claude thinks there's something off about mice wanting to get eaten and becomes frightened of them, so he figures there's nothing left for him to live for, and goes to the dog to get himself killed. The dog, trying to figure the whole thing out, has a breakdown of his own and is last seen running afther the dog catcher.
- Jerkass: Especially in Mouse Wreckers.
- Screwy Squirrel
Claude CatDebut: "The Aristo-Cat" (1943), JonesTropes:
- Alliterative Name: Claude Cat.
- Butt Monkey
- Cats Are Mean: In later cartoons, after he Took a Level in Jerkass.
- Nervous Wreck: Has a nervous and anxious personality.
- Punny Name: A pun on the homophone "clawed cat".
- Species Surname
- Took a Level in Jerkass: After his run with Hubie and Bertie ended, he became a jealous foil for Frisky Puppy and Pussyfoot.
The Three BearsDebut: "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears" (1944), Jones.
- Beary Funny: A Comic Trio of bears.
- Butt Monkey: Papa Bear and Junior.
- Christmas Cake: Mama Bear, as Bugs discovered to his horror in "Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears".
- Comic Trio
- Dysfunctional Family
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Papa Bear.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Junior is repeatedly punched or bludgeoned by Papa Bear for his stupidity.
- Jerkass: Papa Bear.
- Kiddie Kid: Junior is seven years old and still in diapers.
- The Napoleon: Papa Bear.
- Only Sane Woman: Mama Bear is the deadpan middle-bear, while the other two are constantly at each other.
- Simpleton Voice: Again, Junior.
- Spiritual Successor: Baby Huey.
- Too Dumb to Live: Once again, Junior.
GossamerA lumbering mass of red hair wearing sneakers. Gossamer almost exclusively plays the role of a nigh invincible monster in his few appearances, and is mostly a brutish foil to Bugs Bunny.Debut: "Hair-Raising Hare" (1946), Jones.Tropes:
- Family-Unfriendly Death: That one time when he gets shaved into oblivion, leaving only his sneakers.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Bugs once scared him off by making him realize that he was currently being watched by possibly thousands of people this entire time (read: the viewers). He proceeded to run screaming to get away. Through several walls.
- Lightning Bruiser
Rocky and MugsyA pair of thugs who appear in a few of the Looney Tunes shorts. It should also be noted that Rocky also appeared in a number of shorts without Mugsy, but other thugs instead.Debut: "Racketeer Rabbit" (1946) (Rocky), "Bugs and Thugs" (1953) (Mugsy), Freleng.Tropes:
- Bad Boss: Rocky isn't very nice to Mugsy. However, this is justified in the short "Bugsy and Mugsy", where Rocky is fooled by Bugs Bunny into thinking Mugsy is trying to kill him.
- Bank Robbery: As seen in "Bugs and Thugs".
- Big Guy, Little Guy: They provide the page image.
- Dumb Muscle: Mugsy is much bigger than Rocky, but also much dumber.
- Jerkass: Rocky
- Laughably Evil: Both of them, though Rocky was initially created as a Worthy Opponent to Bugs just like Yosemite Sam (another Bugs villain created by Freleng).
- Nice Hat: Rocky.
- Eye-Obscuring Hat: An absurdly tall hat which obscures his eyes.
- Shorter Means Smarter: Rocky, the short one, is smarter than Dumb Muscle Mugsy.
- Stupid Crooks: Mugsy
- Those Two Bad Guys: A duo of gangsters.
Charlie DogHyperactive and incredibly clingy mutt that is constantly searching for a home and master. With mannerisms not distant from those of a slick-talking salesman, Charlie goes to extremes to be accepted by his potential master (usually Porky Pig) who are often equally determined to get him off their backs.Debut: "Little Orphan Airdale" (1947), Jones note Tropes:
- The Cameo: Made an appearance in "Dog Tales". However, this appearance was mostly recycled from "Often an Orphan".
- Determinator: He won't take "no" for an answer, EVER.
- Dogged Nice Guy: A non-romantic example.
- Genre Savvy: At the beginning of Often an Orphan, his previous owner tricks him by luring him away during a game of fetch and then drives off, abandoning him on the side of a road. At the very end when Porky apparently caves in and adopts Charlie, Porky attempts the same trick, but Charlie easily sees through it and abandons Porky on the side of a road instead.
- Loveable Rogue: Though like Daffy, he can act less than loveable in his schemes at times.
- Rule of Three: Each of his shorts with Porky has a scene where the Pig attempts to mail him off to a different part of the world, but it never works.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Claims to have all sorts of skills and abilities as the perfect dog. In reality, he's a worthless mutt.
- Species Surname
- Too Many Halves: He describes himself this way in a Running Gag.I'm 50% Pointer (There it is! There it is! There it is!), 50% Boxer, 50% Setter (Irish Setter), 50% Watch Dog, 50% Spitz, 50% Doberman Pincher. But, mostly, I'm all Labrador Retriever!
Mac and Tosh, the Goofy GophersDebut: "The Goofy Gophers" (1947), Clampett.Tropes
- Ambiguously Gay: Their interactions with each other certainly give this vibe, partly due to Values Dissonance. Gets played up for laughs in The Looney Tunes Show.
- Beware the Nice Ones: As seen in "Gopher Broke (1948)", where they casually conduct a gaslighting campaign that leaves D'Brer Dog well beyond a mental breakdown, all so they can easily steal back the vegetables he was guarding.
- Disproportionate Retribution: The whole point of "Gopher Broke (1948)"; how dare you be a farmer's dog sleeping in the barn where the vegetables we want to steal are being kept! We'll drive you insane so we can steal them anyway!
- Moral Myopia: In "Gopher Broke (1948)", they treat themselves as the wronged party even as they gaslight D'Brer Dog, despite the fact that the vegetables that were "stolen" from them actually belong to the farmer, meaning Mac and Tosh were stealing them in the first place before they got harvested!
- Overly Polite Pals: Constantly acting with stereotypical British politeness, especially towards each other.
Hippety HopperDebut: "Hop, Look and Listen" (1948), McKimson.
- Alliterative Name: Hippety Hopper.
- Badass Adorable: He has no problem beating up Sylvester at all.
- Beware the Nice Ones: See above.
- Cute Mute: A playful, innocent, mute baby kangaroo.
- The Voiceless: He doesn't talk (except for an only speaking line).
The CrusherDebut: "Rabbit Punch" (1948), Jones
Sylvester Jr.Debut: "Pop 'Im Pop!" (1949), McKimson.
- Mouthy Kid: A condescending little know-it-all, when it comes to his Bumbling Dad.
- Spoiled Brat: As Sylvester calls him ("Goldimouse and the Three Cats").
- Strong Family Resemblance: Physically, he's a miniature version of Sylvester.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: He's often embarrassed by his father's behavior.
The (collective?) name for the poor kitty who finds herself the object of Pepe's affections.Debut: "For Scent-imental Reasons" (1949), Jones.Tropes:
- Alliterative Name
- All There in the Manual: Penelope's name (while refered to in "The Cat's Bah") was inconsistent until promotional art for "Carrotblanca" confirmed it.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Usually timid in personality though can turn violent if harrassed for long.
- Crack Pairing: A pretty much In-Universe example in "Carrotblanca", where because Lola hadn't been created yet Penelope gets paired with Bugs Bunny.
- Cute Mute: She looks cute and never talks in the classic cartoons.
- Shrinking Violet: Usually rather meek in personality, though when smitten she can be as equally brash as Pepe.
- The Smurfette Principle: Until Lola Bunny made her appearance in 1996, she was the only major female character.
- Species Surname
- Suddenly Voiced: In Carrotblanca.
- The Voiceless: A rare example of a mute animal character.
- You Look Familiar: Her design is pretty much a grown-up version of Pussyfoot.
Playboy PenguinDebut: "Frigid Hare" (1949), Jones.Tropes:
- Alliterative Name: Playboy Penguin.
- Berserker Tears: Playboy Penguin with his ice cube tears.
- Cute Mute: A lovable mute baby penguin.
- Everything's Better with Penguins
- Nice Hat: His top hat.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- The Voiceless
Pete PumaDebut: "Rabbit's Kin" (1952), McKimson.
- Blinding Bangs: Sam's got them. In one cartoon Ralph assumes that they impair his vision and tries to take advantage of this. It doesn't work.
- "Woolen Under Where" plays with this — on their way to work, Sam keeps bumping into trees, so Ralph punches him in for him. When Sam got to the cliffside he usually sits at, he nearly falls off.
- The Chew Toy: Ralph.
- Catch Phrase: "Mornin' Sam." "Mornin' Ralph."
- Early Installment Weirdness: In their first short, Sam is referred to as Ralph, and only the sheepdogs clock in for work. The wolf gets beaten by the sheepdog even at quitting time.
- Dogs Are Dumb: Averted.
- Expy: Originally, Ralph had significant differences from Wile E (Earlier shorts show different feet, more tail, etc) but since they had a similar faces, later animators became lazy and started drawing them the same way.
- Friendly Enemies
- Offscreen Teleportation: Taken to ridiculous levels at the climax of "Ready, Woolen and Able", which culminates in Ralph at a beach full of Sam clones. Ralph promptly goes insane.
- Punchclock Hero and Punchclock Villain: Literally.
Witch HazelDebut: "Bewitched Bunny" (1954), Jones.
- Ax-Crazy: Frequently; given that she often chases after Bugs with a meat cleaver.
- Hotter and Sexier: In the respective endings of "Bewitched Bunny" and "Broomstick Bunny", when her ugliness is turned into beauty.
- Hot Witch: A hot witch rabbit in the end of "Bewitched Bunny".
- It's played more straight, however, at the end of "Broomstick Bunny".
- The Hyena: She's prone to busting out in cackling laughter at the slightest whim.
- Large Ham: "EEEHEEHEEHEEHEEHEHEEHEEHEEHEEHEE!"
- Punch Clock Villain: Has a pretty normal life (for a witch, anyways) when she's not trying to cook Bugs or Daffy.
- Sassy Black Woman: Witch Lezah, her counterpart in The Looney Tunes Show.
- Wicked Witch: Parody of the trope.
Marc Antony and PussyfootA large dog and a little kitten. The former is very protective of the latter.Debut: "Feed the Kitty" (1955), Jones.Tropes:
- Angry Guard Dog: Marc Antony tries to represent this in their first meeting. It fails miserably.
- Badly Battered Babysitter: Poor Marc Antony.
- Big Friendly Dog: It's no good denying it, Marc Antony.
- Cats Are Mean:
- Averted. Pussyfoot does get Marc Antony in trouble but s/he doesn't seem to do it on purpose.
- In several of their shorts, Claude Cat serves as an antagonist, usually trying to harass or abuse Pussyfoot and pin the blame on Marc Anthony.
- Cute Kitten: Pussyfoot.
- Female Feline, Male Mutt: Assuming Pussyfoot is female since there's a lot of Viewer Gender Confusion (sometimes it's referred to as "he", in other episodes it's "she") similar to the Tweety example. Many people like to think she's a female cat.
- Gentle Giant: Marc Antony.
- Papa Wolf: Marc Antony.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Pussyfoot is downright adorable.
Blacque Jacque ShellacqueA French-accented lumberjack type who's had repeated run-ins with Bugs Bunny.Debut: "Bonanza Bunny" (1959), McKimson.Tropes:
- Badass Mustache: Big black one.
- Expy: Basically Yosemite Sam with a different accent. The Looney Tunes Show puts them forth as cousins.
- French Jerk: Probably French-Canadian, but you get the idea.
- Mighty Lumberjack
- The Napoleon: Shares this in common with Sam.
- Sublime Rhyme: His name.
Cool CatDebut: "Cool Cat" (1967), Alex Lovy.
- Alliterative Name: Cool Cat.
- Beatnik: Wears a beret (except in his last two cartoons) and speaks '60s-style beatnik slang.
- Breakout Character: He and Colonel Rimfire are the only characters from the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts era who've continued to be used in any great frequency after that era ended. On top of that, he was popular enough when he first appeared that the studio finally agreed to let the cartoon studio produce shorts outside of the Daffy—Speedy series.
- Cool Cat: Pretty obvious, considering the character he is clearly an Expy of. And no, he's not the Trope Namer.
- Depending on the Writer: Some of his cartoons (including his debut) characterise him as a Bugs Bunny-type Karmic Trickster who remains in control of the situation throughout, while others depict him as a Butt Monkey who spends most of the cartoon getting abused by Colonel Rimfire and/or some other guest character(s).
- Expy: Of The Pink Panther, blatantly.
- Nice Hat: His beret.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: In his debut cartoon at least, where he seems to spend most of the cartoon unaware that he's being stalked by Colonel Rimfire and that Ella is actually a mechanical elephant, but at the end is indicated to have known these things all along.
Merlin the Magic Mouse
Debut: "Merlin the Magic Mouse" (1967), Alex Lovy.
- Alliterative Name: Merlin the Magic Mouse.
- Bad Boss: He insults Second Banana a lot. Poor kid.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal
- Nice Hat: His top hat.
- Nice Mice: Averted.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice and appearance are patterned after W.C. Fields.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness
Bunny and Claude
Debut: Bunny and Claude: We Rob Carrot Patches (1968), McKimson.Two characters introduced near the end of the original Looney Tunes era, Bunny and Claude are a rabbit Outlaw Couple who are Expies of Bonnie and Clyde, whose 1967 film was a then-recent smash. In their two shorts, these cotton-tailed criminals steal carrots while outwitting an incompetent Sheriff.Tropes Related to Bunny and Claude:
- Abnormal Ammo: Their guns fire carrots, not bullets.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Bunny.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Claude.
- Blondes Are Lovably Naughty: Bunny.
- Cigar Chomper: Bunny often has a cigar in her mouth.
- Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster : A mild example.
- The Great Depression: When their adventures are set.
- Harmless Villain: Played With; they never physically hurt anyone, but they always escape the Sheriff.
- Just Like Robin Hood: One reason they steal carrots is to share them with their families.
- Lighter and Softer: Compared to either the real Bonnie and Clyde or their depiction in the film.
- Nice Hat: They both wear one.
- Outlaw Couple: A kid-friendly example.
- Poke the Poodle: They steal carrots and annoy the Sheriff. That's the extent of their "evil".
- Rascally Rabbit: They're much closer to this than Hair-Raising Hare.
- Sharp-Dressed Rabbit: Claude, whose white suit stays immaculate throughout both cartoons.
- The Smurfette Principle: Along with Penelope, Bunny was the only female Looney Tunes protagonist until Lola Bunny was created.
- Train Job: They pull one in their second and final short, "The Great Carrot Train Robbery".
- Villain Protagonist: Although they barely qualify as villains.
"Don't ever call me...doll!"
Debut: Space Jam (1996)Bugs' current girlfriend, and a character in almost every Looney Tunes project since her introduction.Tropes Related to Lola Bunny:
- Action Girl: A strong, athletic lady that can kick the butt of any toon. And don't ever call her...doll.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Like Bugs, she doesn't wear shoes. Unlike Bugs, an Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal, she's fully clothed otherwise.
- Bare Your Midriff: Exaggerated at first in Space Jam along with her Iconic Outfit, as shown in the image, but was then zigzagged along with other outfits in her later appearances.
- Berserk Button: See quote.
- Burger Fool: In DC Comics' Looney Tunes title, she works for Machu Pizza, where she specializes in delivering food to some very unusual customers: Aliens and Monsters, Fish People, gods and other mythological figures, etc.
- Canon Foreigner: Created for Space Jam and eventually becoming a...
- Canon Immigrant: With analogues in Baby Looney Tunes, Loonatics Unleashed, The Looney Tunes Show, and the OAV Rabbits Run.
- The Chick
- Cousin Oliver: Although not an actual kid, she's a "new kid" compared to the older characters of classic cartoons and since her debut she was shoehorned into the Looney Tunes lineage the same way a Cousin Oliver often is.
- Denser and Wackier: The purpose of her characterization in The Looney Tunes Show compared to the first incarnation. She is less sexy and more crazy.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Bugs.
- Ears as Hair: She ties her ears into a ponytail, as seen in the trope page pic.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: Bugs' crush on her in Space Jam.
- Flat Character: In Space Jam. However, Warner Bros. completely changes that for her return in The Looney Tunes Show.
- Furry Female Mane: She has a tuft of blonde hair on the top of her head.
- Hello, Nurse!: Lola's appearance has all the toons (and Jordan) pause momentarily, but Bugs... never quite recovers from seeing her the first time.
- Hotter and Sexier: The purpose of her introduction.
- Humanoid Female Animal: Looks more anthropomorphic than Bugs Bunny.
- Ms. Fanservice: The first incarnation.
- Official Couple: With Bugs Bunny.
- Passionate Sports Girl: A basketball player so talented that even Michael Jordan notes that "the girl's got some skills".
- Petting Zoo Person: Though she is more of a Borderline Petting Zoo Person in The Looney Tunes Show.
- Remember the New Guy: The way Warner's been marketing her since her debut in Space Jam.
- Righteous Rabbit
- Satellite Love Interest: To Bugs in Space Jam where she has not many defining traits other than "sexy" and "good at basketball". The Looney Tunes Show tries to give her a Denser and Wackier personality, thanks to Adaptational Comic Relief.
- The Smurfette Principle: Almost certainly added to the regular Looney Tunes line-up because of this. Before her, the only real major female Looney Tunes character was Penelope.
- Species Surname
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's a sassy, no-nonsense woman who is good at basketball and hates being called "doll". However, in attitude and mannerisms, she acts like the typical seductive Femme Fatale and her sex appeal is anything but masculine.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: She wears a purple rubber band on both ears like a ponytail.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: In The Looney Tunes Show she becomes a ditzy, eccentric Genki Girl.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Lola Bunny wears a pair of short gym shorts as part of her original Iconic Outfit.
- You Go Girl