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Characters: 101 Dalmatians
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     Multimedia Characters - Dogs 

Pongo

Voiced by: Rod Taylor (101 Dalmatians), Kevin Schon (101 Dalmatians TV series), Samuel West (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel), Michael Bell (House of Mouse)

Missis/Perdita

Voiced by: Cate Bauer (101 Dalmatians), Pam Dawber (101 Dalmatians TV series), Kath Soucie (currently)

Lucky

Voiced by: Mimi Gibson (101 Dalmatians), Ben Tibber (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel), Pamela Segall & Dei Mae West (101 Dalmatians TV series, latter in certain episodes), Zachary Balago (Disney's TH!NK Fast)
  • Badass Adorable: In the TV show.
  • Born Lucky: Save for a few bad moments, karmic or not, in the series. In the movie, not so much.
  • Celebrity Is Overrated: He finds this out the hard way in "Prima Doggy" when being the Kanine Krunchies advert dog leads to tiring stunts on the whim of Cecil B. de Vil.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Has an almost pervy one when something particularly fortuitous is happening for him
  • Chick Magnet: To a degree, considering his romantic moments with Two-Tone and Rebecca as well as Dumpling's undesired attraction to him.
  • Composite Character: In the movie, Lucky has taken on most of the traits belonging to Cadpig in the book (smaller and weaker than the rest, obsessed with TV, tendency to not be lucky at all). This is undone for the TV series, where Cadpig is a character, and Lucky is a lot more like he was in the book (a natural leader and Determinator).
  • Determinator: If Lucky has a particular goal in mind, be it seeing the new Thunderbolt film or ensuring they don't have to eat a generic brand dog food, he'll do everything to try meeting it. Such as how he'll risk getting caught by Cruella to retrieve Roger's video game project from Scorch. Or fearlessly attempt to retrieve Nanny's purse from a mugger all by himself.
  • Disney Death: Has one immediately after being born, which gives him his name.
  • Fanboy: Of Thunderbolt, and to a lesser extent Go-Go.
  • The Hero: In the series.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Lucky is Spinelli. Although sometimes, he's Meryl Silverburgh.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be a huge dick sometimes but he truly cares about his family and friends.
  • Large Ham: Has his moments in the TV series
  • Meaningful Name: The spots on his back form a horseshoe pattern. However, it's much more likely he got his name from what happened when he was first born, as the movie is careful to point out that Dalmatian spots don't show up until a few weeks after birth.
    • The movie also sort of makes his name an ironic one, as he has a habit of not being lucky at all — if something unfortunate happens to one of the puppies it's generally him.
  • Not So Different: "Citizen Canine" reveals that he's not all too different than Ed Pig when he runs for the position of Mayor, making bogus promises and attempting to enforce unfair laws on a whim.
  • The Runt at the End: In the 1961 and 1996 movies.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Time Travel Romance: With Rebecca in the episode "De Vil-Age Elder"
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He really hates needles.

Cadpig

Voiced by: Kath Soucie
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She speaks for world peace, but don't ever rile her.
  • Canon Immigrant: A strange version. She is present, and one of the major characters, in the original novels, but in the Disney version she's totally absent — except for the series, where she's a main character.
  • The Chick: Cadpig is the most feminine of the main four.
  • Fourth Wall Observer: Cadpig frequently acknowledges the audience's presence via Lampshade Hanging and Aside Glances. One such instance has her comment about how Roger telling Lucky he's his favorite "almost makes you want to toss your kibble".
  • Granola Girl
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In the TV series, Cadpig in the TV series is Lil
  • Hidden Depths: Generally calm and collected, Cadpig has a bit of an angry and dark side to work out (especially when it entails things like a desire to rule the world through manipulating the President's dog). Lampshaded in the first episode when a mugger steals Nanny's purse.
    Give back that purse, you BIG JERK! {She pauses and then, in a cute tone to us} Oh, I gotta work on my inner hostility.
  • Hypocritical Humor: The little pup often preaches world peace and conflict resolution through nonviolent means, and often afterwards will threaten bodily harm towards anyone who upsets her or her family.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though to a much lesser degree than Lucky, she could be a Jerkass at times. Like when she psyches out the other competitors at a Kanine Krunchies audition via backhanded comments about their acts. Or repeatedly insults Rolly's desire to become Chief Firedog by pointing out that she's imagining him as the "hopeless dreamer" he is.
  • Kawaiiko
  • Little Miss Snarker
  • Meaningful Name: Her name came from a term used in England for a runt in a litter of pigs. This isn't explained in the TV show, but is made a point of in the original novel, where Cadpig is the puppy that's almost stillborn but is saved, and she is the smallest and weakest of all the puppies.
  • Nightmare Face: Cadpig has one of the most expressive faces out of the cast, so these were inevitable. Her most notable one featured bloodshot eyes and a Slasher Smile of shark-like teeth.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Cadpig can be quite creepy at times when her darker side comes to the surface. Such as how she expressed a disturbing delight in using Valentine's Day as an excuse to guilt trip and psyche out people.
    Spot: [quietly, to Rolly] She scares me sometimes.
    Rolly: [He scoffs.] Only sometimes?
  • Stop Helping Me!: Cadpig has her heart in the right place, but her frequent attempts to help people usually only make things worse due to her refusal to listen to anyone questioning her methods. Two particular examples include where she tried to free a pet lobster and incited a feud between two cows that escalated into a farm-wide conflict when she came in to "help" just as said cows were settling their differences. invoked

Rolly

Voiced by: Barbara Baird (101 Dalmatians), Kath Soucie (currently)
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with food in front of him in the animated series, or call him fat.
  • Big Eater
  • The Big Guy
  • Catch Phrase: "I'm Hungry, mother" in the movies, and "Oh, papa!" and "Are you calling me fat?" in the TV series.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Is prone to this when food's involved
    Lt. Pug: Nobody's ever seen [Lockjaw]. But I've heard him, stomping through the night, looking for his favorite dish. Chicken Veronica with a bed of marinated puppies!
    Rolly: Is that served with a white sauce?
    Lucky: Rolly!
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Flanderization: In the books, he was only pudgy and not a big eater. In the movies, he becomes a big eater, and in the TV series, he's OBSESSED with food.
    Lucky: That's not fair! Whatever happened to justice? Whatever happened to honor?
    Rolly: [thinking] Whatever happened to that little piece of fat you get in pork and beans?
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: And naturally, Rolly in the TV series is Phil
  • The Lancer: In the episode "Dog's Best Friend" Lucky calls him his best friend.
    • A bit redundant considering they're brothers, that. Even so, it's their bond and the personality contrast that makes him qualify for this trope.
  • The Load: At times, his inability to resist the scent and/or presence of food will make things much harder for the pups.
  • Stout Strength: Rolly is a chubby pup, but he is also one of the strongest.

Patch

Voiced by: Mickey Maga (101 Dalmatians), Justin Shenkarow (101 Dalmatians TV series) Bobby Lockwood (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel)
  • Ascended Extra: In the 2003 direct-to-video sequel of the 1961 animated movie.
  • Badass Adorable: In the direct-to-video animated movie.
  • The Big Guy: In the books and the TV series, where he's more muscular than the other puppies.
  • The Conscience: Acts as this to Thunderbolt.
  • Fanboy: Huge Thunderbolt fan, to the point he knows more about the show than Lucky.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Initially trusted both Thunderbolt and Lighting when he first met them, then Thunderbolt turned out to be using him and Lighting did a Face-Heel Turn.
  • Meaningful Name: The spot over his eye looks very much like an eyepatch.
  • What Could Have Been: In the TV series, he was originally going to be one of the main puppies, but was demoted to extra due to Disney's fear of having too many major characters.

Penny

Voiced by: Sandra Abbot (101 Dalmatians), Kasha Kropinski (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel)

Freckles

Voiced by: Unknown
  • The Cameo: He never appeared in the TV series as a minor pup, however he made a very brief cameo in "You Say it's Your Birthday"
  • Meaningful Name: He has a few tiny spots sprinkled around his nose, like freckles.

Whizzer

Voiced by: Ryan O'Donahue (video game), Christine Cavanaugh (101 Dalmatians TV series)

Dipstick

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett (video game)
  • Ascended Extra: In 102 Dalmatians, where he's the father of the next generation of puppies.
  • Canon Immigrant: He was introduced in the 1996 live-action movie and was later added to the TV series.
  • The Ditz: In the TV series.
  • Those Two Guys: With Whizzer in the TV series, usually as Mooch's goons.

Two-Tone

Voiced by: Tara Strong

     Multimedia Characters - Humans 

Anita and Roger Radcliffe/Anita and Roger Dearly

Roger Voiced by: Ben Wright (101 Dalmatians), Billy Lee (singing voice), Jeff Bennett (101 Dalmatians TV series), Tim Bentinck (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel)
Anita Voiced by: Lisa Davis (101 Dalmatians), Kath Soucie (currently)

Cruella de Vil

"Poison them, drown them, bash them in the head... I don't care how you kill the little beasts, but do it, and do it now!"
Voiced by: Betty Lou Gerson (101 Dalmatians); April Winchell (101 Dalmatians: The Series); Susanne Blakeslee (since 1997)

Nanny

Voiced by: Martha Wentworth (101 Dalmatians), Mary Mac Leod (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel), Charlotte Rae (101 Dalmatians TV series), Russi Taylor (unknown)

Jasper and Horace Baddun

Horace voiced by: Frederick Worlock (101 Dalmatians); Jeff Bennett (since 1997)
Jasper voiced by: J. Pat o'Malley (101 Dalmatians); Maurice LaMarche (since 1997)

     TV Series Exclusive Characters 

Spot

Voiced by: Tara Strong
  • Butt Monkey: Spot is usually the one who gets roughed up the most throughout their misadventures and often has the most grueling jobs and various creatures constantly attempt to eat her.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: One Spot-centric episode centers around her desire to be a dog as opposed to a chicken. This greatly offends her mother who tries to force Spot to engage in typical chicken activities like egg-sitting. Then there's her self-description as a "dog in a chicken's body".
  • Feather Fingers
  • Metaphorgotten: As Pullet Marlow, Spot attempts to make clever metaphors of the situation, but often fails at it. To quote Cadpig, she's "metaphorically challenged".
  • Private Eye Monologue: Spot naturally adopts this practice when she dons her private investigator persona Pullet Marlow. This is lampshaded in "K for Kibble" when Swamp Rat questions part of it and Spot comments it's intended to be an inner monologue.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: "The Artist Formerly Known as Spot" centers around Spot creating what are seen as "masterpieces" by Cruella's art appreciator when it's really just her brushing her feathers in random patterns. True to the trope, every attendee of the gallery devoted to Spot's pieces comment at great length about the artistic styles at work. invoked
  • With Friends Like These...: At times, Spot is treated as the Butt Monkey even among the three pups. But it is made clear that they will go to great lengths to help her, and she'd return the favor.

Tripod

Voiced by: Toran Caudell

Scorch

Voiced by: Frank Welker

Mooch

Voiced by: Danny Cooksey

Lieutenant Pug

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
  • A Day in the Limelight: In the episode "Walk a Mile in My Tracks".
  • Freudian Excuse: At least some of his aggressive and domineering behavior could be attributed to how he was horribly mistreated and picked on as a pup by Persian Pete. This is also likely the source of his hatred and paranoia of cats.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hates cats with a passion, suspects the worst of them, and treats Sgt. Tibbs with a level of disdain and disrespect.
  • Gonk: Among the dogs
  • Irony: The one episode where he entertained the possibility of giving up his paranoia of cats is the one where a cat invasion took place.
  • Jerkass
  • The Napoleon: Spectacularly demonstrated in the episode "Full Metal Pullet" when he repeatedly smacks his head against a stump and gets mad at Sergeant Tibs for helping him get atop it.
  • The Neidermeyer: While the Bark Brigade isn't an official military group, he fits the role quite well given the (completely justified) contempt he receives from his "cadets".
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He'll flip out over crazy ideas and is constantly paranoid of cats making their move.

Ed Pig

Voiced by: Jim Cummings

Dumpling

Voiced by: Christine Cavanaugh

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