Characters / Oggy and the Cockroaches

This is the list of Oggy and the Cockroaches characters. There are some minor spoilers ahead and if you care, read with caution.

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The Cat Duo

The title character. He is a diplomatic, sometimes lazy and an easy-natured cat who is the constant victim of the Cockroaches. He spends his time chasing and catching the cockroaches, but somehow developed a love/hate relationship with them.
  • Adorkable: His enjoyment for toys and woobieness makes him this.
  • Ambiguously Bi: There were episodes where Oggy showed attraction to women, and others were he clearly ogled men. In one episode he and Jack went to eat on a classy restaurant, and Oggy was carrying a purse. Season 4 averts this by having Olivia his only romantic interest.
  • Big Eater: Oggy is usually eating something in most of time and his fridge is filled with tons of food.
  • Butt Monkey: Overall he is the biggest in this cartoon. In almost every episode he suffers some kind of misfortune, like being tricked by the cockroaches and being beaten by Bob.
  • Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: His relationship with the cockroaches. He hates them but can't live without them. Becomes a plot point in "So Lonely".
  • Cats Are Mean: Rarely. He is only mean when he is the antagonist of the episode such as "Take Cover".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Sometimes.
  • Enemy Mine: Oggy allied with the cockroaches in some episodes to screw enemies in common.
  • Fat Cat: Duh.
  • Godzilla Threshold: If you are a major Jerkass to the point of greed, chances are he will get the cockroaches to help him. Jack and Bob learned this the hard way.
  • Half-Identical Twins: With his twin sister Monica.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Briefly in “Black and White” when Oggy lost his colors due an accident with the washer.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Oggy often cries like a baby. Hysterical and very loudly.
  • Jerkass Ball: Although rarely, he is sometimes the one to instigate the fights between him and the cockroaches.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is the least “jerk” and the most “heart of gold” in comparison with Jack and the cockroaches. Generally he only reacts in response for cockroaches' provocations.
  • Lazy Bum: Most of the time Oggy is sitting in front of TV.
  • Leitmotif: The melody of the show's opening theme is almost always used for him.
  • Man Child: This is an obvious case in "Soldier for a Day", where his room is shown to be full of children's toys.
  • Relationship Upgrade: He and Olivia eventually get married.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He triumphs over the Cockroaches much more often in Season Four.

Oggy's cousin, who is sometimes around Oggy to help him take care of the troublesome cockroaches with his inventions.
  • Butt Monkey: Not frequently like Oggy, but when something happens to him it's usually much worse than the treatment Oggy gets.
  • Cats Are Mean: Most of the time, especially towards the cockroaches.
  • Characterization Marches On: Jack, in earlier seasons, was more of a Mad Scientist than the tough type he is today. In the later seasons, the mad part was dropped.
  • Cool Car: It's a monster truck!
  • Crazy-Prepared: At times. He has a lot of stuff with him to be prepared.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He makes a lot of machines. Though by later seasons, this appears to have dropped.
  • Jerkass: Most of the time. He always pursues the cockroaches even for no reason and sometimes he uses Oggy and his properties for his own profit.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Several episodes show that Jack truly does care about Oggy's well being. Most of the time..
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Many of his plans to get advantage backfires to him. A notable example is in “Life's A Beach” when Jack uses Oggy's house and pool for his business without asking him permission for that and ends the day being beaten by his customers and got stuck by several lightnings.
  • Official Couple: With Oggy's twin sister, Monica.
  • The Slacker: He has tendency to sleep during his jobs which usually forces Oggy to be the only one working as shown in "Night Watchmen", "Dump the Roaches!" and "Grease Monkey Oggy".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He has a fear of heights as shown in "Lighthouse Keeper".
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: His yellow irises are occasionally seen and he's definitely more conniving than Oggy.

The Cockroaches

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The cockroach trio who live in Oggy's house and usually are the main cause of Oggy's misfortunes.

     Dee Dee

Dee Dee is an ever-hungry, devour-it-all, purple-bodied, orange-headed roach with green eyes. His appetite sometimes reaches insane regions, often resulting in the consumption of larger animals or other things.


Marky is a suave, heartbreaking, grey-bodied, green-headed roach with pink eyes, often not really caring about what the two others are doing. His hobby is dating girls - even puppets - and reading books.

  • The Casanova: He was one in the early episodes but this trait has since disappeared.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Stealing stuff from Oggy? No problem. Stealing a valuable item from a beautiful celebrity? Joey finds out the hard way that's one thing Dee Dee and Marky won't do or stand for.
  • Flat Character: Becomes this after Season 1 due to his Casanova trait being phased out.
  • Informed Attribute: Official profiles state that he's not very smart but that's very rarely demonstrated.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the first few episodes, Joey and Marky had red eyes instead of pink eyes.


A pink-bodied, purple-headed roach with a pink right eye and a yellow left eye, Joey is the self-proclaimed leader of the roaches. Even though he's the smallest roach in the gang, most of the time he's the brains behind the operations.

  • Butt Monkey: Joey tends to have it worse out of all the cockroaches.
  • Greed: Joey's most noticeable trait.
  • Jerkass: He is shown to be the biggest jerk of the trio. It gets the to the point where Dee Dee and Marky will briefly get Oggy's help or defy him whenever he gets out of line.
  • Mis Matched Eyes: Joey has a red/pink eye and a yellow eye.
  • The Napoleon: He may be the shortest but he's also the smartest and meanest so he's the leader.
  • Odd Friendship: Episodes like "Virtual Voyage", "Mission to Earth", "Ugly Dirty and Good" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth" show that Oggy and Joey can actually get along at times.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Joey actually saves Oggy from falling to his death in "Journey to the Center of the Earth".
    • In "Inspector Dee Dee", Joey was willing to give back Oggy's fly swatter after briefly having it stolen by an octopus and even fist bumps him after he squashes Marky with it.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: In "Shoplifting", Joey has no interest in robbing a grocery store because he knows that, unlike Oggy, it'll have multiple means to deal with thieves and he and his cohorts could actually go to prison. Unfortunately, Lady K convinces him and the others to do so anyway.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the first few episodes, Joey and Marky had red eyes instead of pink eyes.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the smartest of the trio.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Joey's left eye is yellow, denoting his sneakiness.

The Neighbors

Oggy's next-door neighbor, frequently caught in the crossfire when Oggy's antics get out of control.
  • Angry Guard Dog: Resembles one.
  • Ascended Extra: By Season 4, he is one of the main characters.
  • Butt Monkey: While not as often as some of the other characters, he still tends to suffer sometimes. The best example being in the episode "Don't Barge In!".
  • Character Development: Due to becoming an Ascended Extra, his tendency to beat up Oggy and Jack from time to time is downplayed in season 4 and he occasionally has a good time with both of them. This is especially noticeable in the episode "Steamed Out" where he genuinely wanted to hang out with Oggy and Jack.
  • Cranky Neighbor: Especially in the first seasons. He hates Oggy and Jack and usually beat them up if provoked.
  • Expy: Bob is basically an angry version of Spike from Tom and Jerry.
  • Jerkass: He is mean towards Oggy and Jack and usually laughs at their misfortunes.
  • No Holds Barred Beat Down: Does this regularly to Oggy and/or Jack.

Oggy's other next-door neighbor

     Lady K
A female cockroach living in Olivia's house.
  • Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: While she's cockroach-sized, she's actually taller than the cockroach trio.
  • Karma Houdini: She has yet to suffer any sort of comeuppance in the show.
  • Laughing Mad: She started laughing maniacally when she plots a very Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs situation by poisoning an apple. Just because Olivia was watering her flowers and unknowingly drenched her.
  • The Vamp: She can get Dee Dee, Marky and Joey to do whatever she wants...even forgive her for eating all the food they stole.