Characters: 101 Dalmatians

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Multimedia Characters - Dogs

    Pongo 
"My story begins in London, not so very long ago. And yet so much has happened since then, that it seems more like an eternity."
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)

Pongo is the protagonist in 101 Dalmatians. He is the husband of Perdita and father of 15 puppies and adopted father of 84 more puppies.
  • Action Dad: In the movie, when he and Perdita fight Jasper and Horace.
  • Action Duo / Battle Couple: With his wife.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Roger affectionately refers to Pongo as "Pongo, ol' boy".
  • Badass: Takes on Jasper and Horace, as well as use his clever thinking to throw Cruella off his family's trail.
  • Beta Couple: He and Perdita to Roger and Anita... Or vice versa.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Pongo and Perdita are as charming and adorable as animated dogs can be. As long as you don't mess with their children.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the TV series since three of his children become the protagonists.
  • Foil: Pongo is the fun-loving, laid-back parenting in contrast to Perdita's stern, elegant parenting.
  • Happily Married: With Perdita.
  • Henpecked Husband: In the episode, "Splishing and Splashing".
  • Inner Monologue: Does this in the beginning when talking about getting Roger a spouse.
  • The Matchmaker: To Roger and Anita.
  • Nice Guy: Pongo is heroic, happy, nice, sweet, fun-loving, loving, brave, protective, loyal, and care-free.
  • Papa Wolf: Pongo teams up with Perdy to lay the hurting on the two thugs about to kill not only their puppies but all 99 puppies. Their treatment of the bad guys is SCARY. You do not mess with puppies and let their parents find out.
  • Shipper on Deck: Subverted; although he actively works as matchmaker for Roger and Anita, he doesn't specifically ship them, he just wants Roger to end up with somebody. Alternately, he only shipped them so he could ship himself with Perdita.
  • The Smart Guy: Throughout the adventure, different sides of Pongo's personality were showcased. He was shown to be intelligent, tactical, and stealthy. With his wits, he was able to outsmart the cunning Cruella, and her bumbling henchman, almost flawlessly. And with these assets, Pongo and his family were able to return home safely.

    Missis/Perdita 
"Come on, Lucky. Down, dear."
Voiced by: Cate Bauer (101 Dalmatians), Pam Dawber (101 Dalmatians TV series), Kath Soucie (currently)

Perdita is the deuteragonist of 101 Dalmatians. She is the pet of Anita, wife of Pongo, and the mother of fifteen Dalmatian puppies as well as adoptive mother of other eighty-four puppies.
  • Action Duo / Battle Couple: With her husband.
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the book version, her name was "Missis"; it's changes to "Perdita" in the Disney franchise.
  • Action Mom: In the movie, she and Pongo fight Jasper and Horace.
  • Badass: Perdita is a fierce warrior, and will jump into battle in the situation calls for it.
  • Beta Couple: She and Pongo to their humans. ...Or vice versa.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Pongo and Perdita are as charming and adorable as animated dogs can be. As long as you don't mess with their children.
  • Brainless Beauty: Missis.
  • Composite Character: Missis was Pongo's wife in the books. Perdita was another dog to nurse the puppies. The movies and TV series made them one character (Perdita).
  • Demoted to Extra: In the TV series.
  • Foil: Perdita is very well mannered, elegant and radiant; a complete foil to Pongo's carefree nature. She is also rather stern, and appears to be a tad more prominent when it comes to disciplining her children, as well as the rascally Pongo.
  • Happily Married: With Pongo.
  • Ill Girl: How Perdita is found in the book.
  • Mama Bear: Perdita is perhaps the only female character in the old school Disney Animated Canon who truly enters combat and that's when her puppies are threatened. When it comes that, she's even better at it than Pongo.
  • Meaningful Name: Perdita's name means "loss" in Italian. It also means the feminine form of "perditus," meaning "lost" or "destroyed" in Latin. While her name has nothing to with her, it does relate to her and Pongo's puppies going missing.
  • Nice Girl: Perdita is motherly, gentle, loving, caring, honest, kind, thoughtful, and generous.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Compared to the humans they're fighting.

    Lucky 
"She's [Cruella] watching us, Dad."
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)

Lucky is one of Pongo and Perdita's fifteen puppies. He is the puppy who nearly dies soon after his birth in both the animated and live-action films, but was revived through the efforts of Roger Radcliffe. Afterward, he was one of the weakest puppies, and was a rival to the more active Patch. Lucky is usually seen sitting in front of the television, and has a tendency to stand in front of it. In general, he is seen to be more of a follower than a leader.
  • 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.
  • Foil: He holds a small rivalry with Patch; they are very similar in personality, however there are a few differences. Lucky is confident and arrogant as apposed to Patch who is insecure and humble.
  • The Hero: In the series.
  • Ironic Name: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 
some "Oh forgive me, chosen one. And if it weren't for my total commintment to world peace, I'd kick your sorry little..."
Voiced by: Kath Soucie

Cadpig is the runt of her litter and she is the smallest dog on the farm. She is very much into New Age philosophies and does her best to promote her ideals and spread goodwill throughout the world. While her small stature has prevented her from obtaining the same level of strength as her brothers and sisters, she is much more learned than them and has a better understanding of the world.
  • 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: She is very much into New Age philosophies and does her best to promote her ideals and spread goodwill throughout the world.
  • 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?
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Has a tendency towards using big words in the series.
  • 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 
"I'm hungry, Mother. I'm hungry!"
Voiced by: Barbara Baird (101 Dalmatians), Kath Soucie (currently)

Rolly is known for his excessively large appetite. He can be gentle and care-free at times but after his family, food may be his true love.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with food in front of him in the animated series, or call him fat.
  • Big Eater: He is constantly hungry. He is usually heard asking his parents for food, even after being rescued from Jasper and Horace Badun by his parents.
  • The Big Guy: The heaviest and strongest of his siblings.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "I'm Hungry, mother" in the movies.
    • "Oh, papa!"
    • "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
  • Fatal Flaw: His obsession with food has gotten him and his friends in trouble in the TV series.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Nice Guy: He can be gentle and care-free at times.
  • Stout Strength: Rolly is a chubby pup, but he is also one of the strongest.

    Patch 
"That Ol' Dirty Dawson, the yellow-livered old skunk! I'd like to tear his gizzard out!"
Voiced by: Mickey Maga (101 Dalmatians), Justin Shenkarow (101 Dalmatians TV series) Bobby Lockwood (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel)

Patch is one of the 99 puppies. He feels lonely and left out oftentimes with his family, thinking that he's just one of the famous 101 Dalmatians, and longs for a chance to become separate and leave the shadow of his brothers and sisters.
  • 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.
  • Foil: He holds a small rivalry with Lucky; they are very similar in personality, however there are a few differences. Lucky is confident and arrogant as apposed to Patch who is insecure and humble.
  • 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.
  • Nice Guy: A responsible and humble puppy.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He looks up to his father as his role model especially after he was rescued by them.

    Penny 
"No dog's better than Dad."
Voiced by: Sandra Abbot (101 Dalmatians), Kasha Kropinski (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel)

Penny is one of Pongo and Perdita's original fifteen puppies in the 101 Dalmatians franchise.
  • Daddy's Girl: Penny looks up to her father a lot.
  • Demoted to Extra: Penny's role greatly decreased in the sequel. She is often seen alongside Lucky and Freckles, and like the rest of her siblings, is kidnapped by Horace and Jasper for Cruella, and is rescued by Patch later on.
  • Nice Girl: She has a sweet personality.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Some fans say she's this for Cadpig in the 1961 animated movie and 2003 sequel. Justified in some foreign language versions of the series. In the Danish dub, Cadpig's name is "Penny".

    Freckles 
"I always wanted to get good and dirty!"
Voiced by: Unknown

Freckles is one of Pongo and Perdita's original fifteen puppies in the 101 Dalmatians franchise.
  • 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"
  • Demoted to Extra: Freckles, like the other puppies except Patch, gets a much smaller role in the second movie.
  • Meaningful Name: He has a few tiny spots sprinkled around his nose, like freckles.
  • Nice Guy: He is shown to be playful and usually responsible about anything that's going to happen.
  • Youth Ful Freckles: The spots around his face are reminiscent of freckles.

    Whizzer 
He has urination problems.
Voiced by: Ryan O'Donahue (video game), Christine Cavanaugh (101 Dalmatians TV series)

Whizzer (or Wizzer) is one of Pongo and Perdita's puppies in the 101 Dalmatians franchise.
  • Canon Immigrant: He was introduced in the 1996 live-action movie and was later added to the TV series.
  • Meaningful Name: His most commonly given trait is a weak bladder, meaning he will have frequent accidents every so often.
  • Potty Failure: All. The. Time.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Official materials list his name as "Whizzer" while other materials, fan works, and one occasion in the show lists it as "Wizzer".
  • Those Two Guys: With Dipstick in the TV series, usually as Mooch's goons.

    Dipstick 
Not exactly the brightest...
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett (video game)

Dipstick is one of Pongo and Perdita's puppies in the 101 Dalmatians franchise. He was one of the original 15 puppies in the live-action 101 Dalmatians movie, a recurring character in 101 Dalmatians: The Series, and one of the main characters in 102 Dalmatians as a fully-grown dog.
  • 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.
  • Character Development: In 102 Dalmatians, he again undergoes a drastic change in personality, as contrary to being stupid, he appears to be quite intelligent and is very protective of his family and pups, whom he cares about deeply.
  • The Ditz: In the TV series, he is somewhat dim-witted, and is often dragged into Mooch's plans without a say in the matter.
  • Extreme Doormat: He seems to have a very complacent attitude and will do whatever Mooch does or wants him to do, and doesn't seem to mind; even being hung from a clothespin and shaken like a leaf as evidenced in the series episode "Love 'Em and Flea 'Em".
  • Those Two Guys: With Whizzer in the TV series, usually as Mooch's goons.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He loves junk food.

    Two-Tone 
"Yard sale? I love yard sales! Actually, I hate yard sales. Of course, the pros of a yard sale are the bargains! But the cons of a yard sale are that the items are used. Ick!"
Voiced by: Tara Strong

Two-Tone is one of the original fifteen puppies of Pongo and Perdita. She has one side of her body covered with spots, whilst on the other side is blank. Also, her ear is black on the side with spots on it, whilst on the spotless side her ear is white.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: There's her periodic attraction to Mooch to consider, which gets into What Does She See in Him? territory considering how he's as rude to her as everyone else. This is particularly demonstrated in "Twelve Angry Pups" when she's uncertain about finding him guilty because he "looks bad yet also cute".
  • Beauty Mark: A spot on her right cheek is made to resemble this.
  • Canon Immigrant: She was introduced in the 1996 live-action movie and was later added to the TV series and the 2003 animated sequel.
  • A Day in the Limelight: She received an episode to herself in "Love 'Em and Flea 'Em" where, after being insulted by Mooch, she then accepts Lucky's invitation to the Four-Legged Fall Ball as his dance partner. It is speculated that the producers either forgot she was Lucky's blood sister or presumed her one of the adopted puppies. Either way, the episode spawned off many fans pairing the two together.
  • Fatal Flaw: Played for Laughs. Her indecisiveness; it's brought up in a number of episodes, examples being unsure whether she loved or hated yard sales and what to wear, in "Twelve Angry Pups" when she couldn't decide what verdict to give Mooch, and in "Roll Out the Pork Barrel" when she couldn't decide on whether to go to Rolly's party or not.
  • Green Eyes: Only in the TV show. In the 1996 live-action movie, she has brown eyes like the rest of the puppies.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: In the TV series she wears an earring, which raises the question of why her owners would get her pierced.
  • Meaningful Name: In different styles.
    • In the comics, she has one side of her body covered with spots, whilst on the other side is blank.
    • In the TV series, the front half of her body being white and the back half black.
  • Tomboy: She loves fashion and playing rough.

    Colonel 
"On the double, man! On the double!"
Voiced by: J. Pat O'Malley (101 Dalmatians), Jim Cummings (101 Dalmatians: The Series)

The Colonel is an Old English Sheepdog from 101 Dalmatians. He is an ally to Pongo and Perdita, as he assists in the rescue of the Dalmatian Puppies.
  • Cool Old Guy: Mostly in the TV series.
  • The Ditz: In the movie. He's not the brilliant tactical mind he thinks he is; in fact he's completely dependent on his Hypercompetent Sidekick Sergeant Tibbs to get things done.
    • Averted in the book and TV series, where he's more of a Cool Old Guy.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Again, in the movie. In the book, the Colonel is much less bumbling and more of an actual military commander, teaching the dogs how to fight and promoting them whenever they do something awesome.
  • Old Dog: He's clearly of advanced years.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In the TV series, as the head of the Bark Brigade.

    Sergeant Tibbs 
"Yes, sir. Right away, sir."
Voiced by: David Frankham (101 Dalmatians), Jeff Bennett (101 Dalmatians; The Series), Eddie Izzard (102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue)

Sergeant Tibbs is a tabby cat from 101 Dalmatians. Tibbs is the sidekick of the Colonel and an ally to Pongo and Perdita, as he helps the couple rescue their puppies.
  • Character Tic: He always salutes when he is talking to someone.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's terrified of Horace and Jasper, but still does everything he can to rescue the puppies.
  • Determinator: Even if he's scared, he'll get the job done, come hell or high water.
  • Gender Flip: In the book, "Lieutenant Tib" was female. The Disney version not only changed the cat's gender but demoted her/him to Sergeant has well.
  • Hyper Competent Sidekick: To the Colonel. Taken Up to Eleven in the TV series.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He and the Captain send Horace and Jasper crashing into a wall, where they see the dalmatians' paw prints.

Multimedia Characters - Humans

    Anita and Roger Radcliffe/Anita and Roger Dearly 
One couple that love their dalmatians.
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)

A married couple who are the loving owners of the dalmatians.
  • Adaptation Name Change: The two were just "Mr. and Mrs. Dearly" in the book. Dodie Smith wrote Walt Disney about her unhappiness at this name change, and perhaps this was why their names was changed back to "Dearly" for the live-action remake and the TV series.
  • Adult Fear: The puppies being taken. Anita and Roger feel it just as bad as Perdita and Pongo.
  • Alliterative Name: Roger Radcliffe.
  • Angrish: When Cruella comes to claim the puppies, Roger starts stuttering in anger.
  • Extreme Doormat: Anita in the original animated film. Even if she was trying to be nice, she let Cruella go on and insult her house and husband. At least she put her foot down in the live-action adaptation.
  • Happily Married/Official Couple: They marry at the start of the film and are in a good marriage.
  • Large Ham: Naturally, considering Roger is the one who came up with "Cruella de Vil".
  • Love at First Sight: Not so much - though it came eventually.
  • Meet Cute: Arranged by Pongo, how Anita meets Roger.
  • Nice Guy/Nice Girl: Both of them are kind, loving people.

    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)

Cruella De Vil is the main antagonist of 101 Dalmatians franchise. She is a wealthy, fashion-obsessed heiress who wishes to use the skins of 99 Dalmatian puppies for a fur coat.

    Nanny Cook 
"The little dears."
Voiced by: Martha Wentworth (101 Dalmatians), Mary Mac Leod (Patch's London Adventure 2003 sequel), Charlotte Rae (101 Dalmatians TV series), Russi Taylor (unknown)

Nanny's hired by Roger and Anita Radcliffe as a cook-and-housekeeper, although the Radcliffes seem to see her more as a member of the family than a servant. Like her employers, she deeply loves the dalmatians.
  • All There in the Manual: She is never called anything but "Nanny" in the original movie, but spin-off and behind-the-cenes material has revealed that her full name is "Nanny Cook."
  • Composite Character: In the book there are two Nannies, Nanny Cook and Nanny Butler, who are the family's cook and butler, respectively. The movie's Nanny combines traits of the two.
  • Damsel out of Distress: With frying pan in hand "Now let those puppies go before I knock the stupid out of both of you!"
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep
  • Nice Girl: Motherly, sweet, protective, loyal, kind, and understanding.

    Jasper and Horace Baddun 
Jasper: "Ah, shut up, you idiot!" Horace: "Ah, I still don't like it, Jasper!"
Horace voiced by: Frederick Worlock (101 Dalmatians); Jeff Bennett (since 1997)
Jasper voiced by: J. Pat o'Malley (101 Dalmatians); Maurice LaMarche (since 1997)

Jasper and Horace are Cruella De Vil's bumbling henchmen and the secondary antagonists in the first 101 Dalmatians film.
  • Bald of Evil: Both are bald and act as antagonists.
  • Butt Monkey: Cruella often treats Horace and Jasper this way. Also, Jasper treats Horace like this, too.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Horace figures that maybe the dogs think like humans can. This is true, but is passed up by Jasper.
  • Fat and Skinny: Jasper and Horace
  • Fat Idiot: Horace, moreso in the animated series
  • Genre Savvy/Wrong Genre Savvy: Horace figures that the dogs can think like humans and evade them through tactics like covering their tracks. Jasper, under the impression that it's Real Life and the dogs can't, dismisses his concerns.
  • Heel-Face Turn: In the sequel of 1961 movie, both give up their criminal ways and open up a dress store as both President and Vice-President.
  • Nice Hat: Both of them wear caps.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: They may be bumbling goons, but they can be just as cruel as Cruella when pushed. Jasper in particular seems to enjoy bullying Nanny, Sgt. Tibbs and the puppies. During the final chase, Jasper tries to shove the truck the puppies are hiding on over a cliff, driver and all, cackling while he does it. Any reluctance to kill the puppies is usually due to laziness, rather than sympathy.
  • Running Gag: Horace says something stupid (or maybe not) and Jasper smacks him on the noggin.
  • Ship Tease: Horace with Nanny in the animated series.
  • Terrible Trio: They form one with Cruella.
  • Those Two Bad Guys
  • Villain Decay: Suffering it far worse than Cruella in the TV series. Whereas she can still be somewhat menacing, they're just two cartoony goons.

TV Series Exclusive Characters

    Spot 
"The name's Pullet Marlow, Private Chick. Mystery is my middle name."
Voiced by: Tara Strong

Spot Chicken is a spotted chicken who wants to become a Dalmatian and one of main protagonists of 101 Dalmatians: The Series. She is best friends with Lucky, Rolly, and Cadpig.
  • 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.
  • The Smart Girl: Spot is known to be the brains amongst the Dalmatians, being able to calculate math problems and have a rough understanding for science.
  • 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 
"No pain, no gain."
Voiced by: Toran Caudell

Tripod is a Dalmatian puppy and Lucky's main rival in the Bark Brigade.
  • The Ace: Is quite athletic, can show up Lucky in many competitions, and was once seen lifting a bale of hay with his one foreleg.
  • Character Development: He starts out as a cocky, kiss-up to Lt. Pug. In "Lucky All-Star", these traits start to fade. It seems zig-zagged throughout the series, but this is mainly due to the mess-up with the airing order.
  • Determinator: When it comes to winning challenges and contests, Tripod is quite determined. This has extended to him practicing for a bone-digging contest by digging a massive number of huge holes in a short matter of time.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's the most athletic of the pups...and he only has three legs.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Tripod is chosen to be the neutral judge of the episode "Walk a Mile in my Tracks" where Lt. Pug is challenged to work through Spot's mother's daily routine. Despite repeatedly emphasizing his impartial status, he later disguises himself as a koala that attacks Spot so that her mother will give Pug his job back. His reason? So he can remain second-in-command.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "three feet".
  • The Rival: To Lucky.
  • Unfortunate Name: Calling a three-legged pup "Tripod" seems like the equivalent of calling a kid in a chair "Wheels". Tripod isn't deterred by it though.

    Scorch 
"Thank you."
Voiced by: Frank Welker

Scorch is Cruella's sly, sneaky, mean, greedy, hungry, feisty and cunning pet ferret. He serves as one of the main antagonists in 101 Dalmatians: The Series.

    Mooch 
"You're mouse meat, Midget Mutt!"
Voiced by: Danny Cooksey

Mooch is Lucky's main rival, aside from Tripod. He is probably only second to Cruella on Lucky's list of most hated enemies.
  • The Bully
  • Expy: He's a dog version of Roger Klotz.
  • Irony: Wants to preserve his image as a "cool" dog, hangs out with a moron and a pup with poor bladder control
  • Jerkass: Mean, selfish, and a bully.
  • Not Me This Time: "Twelve Angry Pups" features most of the barnyard accusing Mooch of stealing their stuff. His general reputation and antagonism doesn't help his plea of innocence. Turns out he was right as it was Lt. Pug stealing their stuff for a bunker.

    Lieutenant Pug 
"Today's survival mission is one that you'll remember for the rest of your dog days!"
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

Lt. Pug is the commanding officer in charge of the Bark Brigade, though this is due to the fact that the other available officers capable of running the Bark Brigade have reasons that prevent them from doing the job.
  • 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.
  • Fatal Flaw: Lt. Pug does have one innate flaw that jeopardizes his future in the Bark Brigade and his chance for advancement: he has an innate fear of cats.
  • 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: A harsh and domineering attitude.
  • 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 
"I'm the mayor, and I have passed a law stating that no whistling is allowed on this here farm!"
Voiced by: Jim Cummings

Mayor Ed Pig is the mayor of the Dearly Farm, which is due to the fact that nobody else has expressed interest in becoming mayor, so whenever Election Day rolls around, he is usually the only animal on the ballot.

    Dumpling 
"You saved my life again!"
Voiced by: Christine Cavanaugh

Dumpling is Mayor Ed Pig's daughter, though since her father is the mayor of the Dearly Farm, she is used to having things always go her way.