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The SWAT Kats
Razor and T-Bone
Jake Clawson and Chance Furlong
The show's eponymous heroes. Jake Clawson and Chance Furlong, were Enforcers until an, er, misunderstanding
with Commander Feral got them kicked off the force and demoted to garage mechanics. However, they used the military salvage that's regularly dropped off at Jake & Chance's Garage to become Razor and T-Bone, aka the SWAT Kats—two high-tech heroes who defend Megakat City from an endless parade of super villains, Aliens and Monsters
Tropes associated with both SWAT Kats:
- Abnormal Ammo: Let's see, they use missiles with functions such as electric shocks, sonic emitters, wire clippers, capture nets, drills, and buzz saws. And who could forget the cement-shooting machine guns?
- Animal Superhero
- Badass: No denying that.
- Badass Normal
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: In their pilot suits.
- Big Guy, Little Guy
- Blank White Eyes: In their SWAT Kats outfits.
- Cool Helmet: Their helmets are stylish.
- Cool Plane: The Turbo Kat, which they built out of scrap metal and spare parts.
- Fingerless Gloves: Both SWAT Kats wear them.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners
- Irisless Eye Mask Of Mystery: Jake Clawson and Chance Furlong have normal irises while working in Megakat City's scrapyard. However, when villains threaten Megakat City, they wear bandannas tied around the tops of their heads that make their eyes seem irisless, an understandable precaution to prevent Commander Feral or any of his Enforcers from recognizing them.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: You can pretty much count the number of times their real names have been used on one hand.
- Super Hero
- Those Two Guys: They stick together like all the best duos should.
T-Bone, aka Chance Furlong
This fearless air ace is the best—and toughest—pilot in the sky. T-Bone's flying and fighting skills make him "a criminal's worst nightmare" in the air or on the ground.
Tropes associated with T-Bone:
- Ace Pilot
- The Big Guy
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Compressed Vice: He has a few phobias that are introduced in an episode and then never come up again:
- His fear of insects in "The Ci-Kat-A." Never before mentioned, and never comes up after the episode. Weirder still, nothing is done with it in the story - situations you'd think they were setting the phobic T-Bone up for (being cocooned and later snatched out of the Turbokat by the Ci-Kat-A) involve Razor, instead, and T-Bone never really needs to face, or overcome, his fear.
- His fear of swimming in "Mutation City." He does overcome this, although it never gets mentioned again. Jake, at least, was unaware of this phobia and an explanation is offered for why it's never come up before, because Chance simply never talked about it out of embarrassment.
- Dating Catwoman: In "Cry Turmoil", T-Bone is genuinely attracted to Turmoil ("She's kind of cool, in a nasty sort of way"), but his duty to stop her is clear.
- Fake Defector: In "Cry Turmoil".
- Genius Bruiser: He's really strong, and the best pilot anywhere.
- The Hero
- Man Child: T-Bone is shown enjoying Scaredy Kat cartoons (in numerous episodes) and reading the comic book Kat Kommandoes (in "A Bright and Shiny Future"). He shows disdain for more adult humor like "The David Litterbin Show."
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Razor's blue.
- Super Drowning Skills: He can't swim, and stubbornly refused to learn how to, even when it would save his life. He ends up learning to save Razor from drowning near the end of "Mutation City."
Razor, aka Jake Clawson
Voiced by: Barry Gordon
The SWAT Kats' "High Tech Edge", Razor is an inventor who creates the team's vehicles and weapons. An effective fighter, Razor is also a "sure shot" who can nail the most elusive criminal with the Turbo Kat's missiles, which contain such gimmicks as circular saws, drill bits and capture nets.
Tropes associated with Razor:
Megakat City Government and Law Enforcement
The In Name Only
leader of Megakat City, an old-fashioned pol who sounds like W.C. Fields
with an Irish accent. He's cowardly and slightly corrupt, he wears an unconvincing toupee, and he puts at least as much effort into his golf game as running the city, but he's basically a likable comic relief character... usually.
Tropes associated with Mayor Manx:
- Angrish: Whenever he's angry.
- Dodgy Toupee: It doesn't even match what remaining hair he's got left, and its constantly flying off is a frequent Running Gag.
- Last Name Basis: Mayor Manx's first name is never revealed.
- Lovable Coward: When danger gets too close, you can always find him... running and hiding.
- Dirty Coward: The lovable part is completely thrown out the window in "The Giant Bacteria", when he and Callie are fleeing the titular monster and a helicopter shows to lift them to safety. Callie reaches the rope ladder first and barely even begins to climb when Manx actually shoves her off so he can climb first.
- Office Golf: Unless he's at the course.
- Only I Can Kill Him: In "The Ghost Pilot", he learns that since he's a descendant of war hero the Blue Manx, he's the only one who can destroy the ghost of The Red Lynx.
- Scotireland: His accents is sometimes Scottish and sometimes more Irish.
- Taken for Granite: Of the non-rock variety. In "Chaos in Crystal," he was one of Shard's victims and got turned to crystal.
- Took a Level in Badass: In "The Ghost Pilot", he finally shoots down The Red Lynx when Razor tells him that if he doesn't, he won't get re-elected. His brief burst of courage doesn't last, though.
- Ultimate Authority Mayor: We never see a civil servant in the series higher up the political food chain than him (like a governor), and Commander Feral seems to answer directly to him and him alone.
- The Unintelligible/Angrish: When he's angry or afraid (both of which are often), Manx tends to just blather nonsensical gibberish.
Commander Ulysses Feral
Voiced by: Gary Owens
The leader of the Enforcers, Feral is courageous and honest, but he's also arrogant, ill-tempered, narrow-minded, stubborn and rude. Worst of all, he regards the SWAT Kats as reckless vigilantes who are as dangerous as the villains they fight. Ironically
, he's also indirectly responsible for the formation of the SWAT Kats in the first place; see Nice Job Breaking It, Hero
/Only I Can Kill Him
for more details.
Tropes associated with Commander Feral:
- Badass Longcoat
- The Brigadier: Insofar as the Enforcers are very military-like in function, although Feral is a little more acerbic than most such characters who fit this trope.
- Brutal Honesty: Diplomacy is not one of Feral's virtues.
- By-the-Book Cop: By the time of the series. It's a bit muddier in the backstory.
- Can't Catch Up: He's a fairly good officer, if a bit pigheaded at times, but he's out of his league when dealing with the villains the SWAT Kats face.
- Catch Phrase: "This is Feral! Bring me chopper backup!"
- "The Enforcers will handle this!"
- Determinator: He may not be able to ever keep up with the SWAT Kats and their various rogues, but that sure as heck doesn't stop him from trying.
- Enemy Mine: He may not care much for the SWAT Kats, but he can and will work together with them when the situation calls for it.
- General Ripper
- Honor Before Reason: Feral's response to the Metallikats' offer to give away the identities of the SWAT Kats in exchange for their freedom: "I don't deal with scum."
- Inspector Javert: Commander Feral is portrayed as this, though...
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has his moments of this.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice
- Last Name Basis: Feral's first name isn't revealed until very late in the series.
- Never My Fault: He kicks Jake and Chance off the force and reassigns them to the salvage yard to punish them for wrecking Enforcer headquarters and letting Dark Kat escape, when everything was really his fault for interfering with them to begin with.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero/Only I Can Kill Him: While they were still Enforcers, Jake and Chance had Dark Kat's ship cornered. Unfortunately, Feral insisted on capturing the villain personally, and his interference resulted in Dark Kat escaping, Enforcer headquarters being damaged, and Jake and Chance getting thrown off the force—and deciding to become the SWAT Kats.
- Straw Loser
- Top-Heavy Guy: Bulky upper body, stick-thin legs.
Deputy Mayor Calico "Callie" Briggs
Mayor Manx may have the title, but Callie, his attractive young troubleshooter, is the one who really runs Megakat City. (Which is a good thing, considering how lazy and incompetent Manx is.) She's also the SWAT Kats' most powerful ally, although the TV series never revealed how their friendship started. Callie has a secret communications link with the SWAT Kats that allows her to call them into action, and she defends the heroic pilots whenever Commander Feral criticizes them. Callie copes with danger better than Manx or Feral, because she's braver than Manx and smarter than either of them.
Tropes associated with Callie:
- Action Survivor
- Badass Bureaucrat: When the occasion calls for it. See Improvised Weapon User below.
- The Commissioner Gordon/Regular Caller: Callie alerts the SWAT Kats whenever a supervillain or giant monster is making trouble in Megakat City.
- '80s Hair: Callie's hair is huge.
- Geeky Turn-On: Brains, beauty, courage and compassion—what's not to like?
- Girl Friday/Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Mayor Manx.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Callie has this, plus fur of gold. Most fans love her.
- Improvised Weapon User: She becomes one during her Awesome Moments as a temporary Action Girl. In "Night of the Dark Kat", she saves the SWAT Kats by hitting the eponymous villain with one of the money bags he'd stolen. In "The Ci-Kat-A", when alien-possessed scientist Dr. Harley Street is trying to "recruit" her, Callie says "I don't think so!" and smashes him on the head with her briefcase.
- Oblivious to Love: Zig-zagged. On one paw, she is unaware that Chance has feelings for her, and only considers him a friend. On the other paw, she gives Jake a rather flirty send-off in one episode. Hard to tell, really.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: As noted above, Callie's full name is Calico Briggs. It's only used occasionally.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In marked contrast to Manx and Feral.
- She's Got Legs: Does she ever, the Fandom in particular seems obsessed with Callie's legs.
- Spoiled Sweet
- The Woman Behind the Man: A rare heroic example.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Despite only being Manx's assistant, if she wants something done then the mayor will find himself doing it. Also, as noted above, she can handle herself in a fight.
Lieutenant Felina Feral
Voiced by: Lori Alan
Introduced in the second season, Felina is a gung-ho Enforcer who happens to be Commander Feral's niece. Her uncle tries to keep her out of danger, but this feisty warrior woman insists on storming into the thick of each battle. Like Callie, Felina realizes that Megakat City needs the SWAT Kats and is willing to work with them.
Tropes associated with Felina:
Lieutenant Commander Steel
"Yes sir! It's an inspired plan, sir!"
Feral's other second in command. Steel(e?) is an arrogant and inexperienced officer who wants Feral's job, but doesn't want to have to actually work to earn it. In his first appearance he actually betrayed
Feral in an effort to get him killed by Dark Kat so he could become the commander. Somehow, Feral let him stay, and he appeared one more time to (legally) take over Feral's job when Feral was captured by Madkat. His performance in this capacity consisted of sitting on his butt and dismissing people out of hand.
Tropes associated with Steel:
- Arbitrary Skepticism: Despite living in a world that regularly features supervillains, giant monsters, mutations and magical phenomena, when Katzmer (the antique store owner) tries to warn him about Madkat, Steel dismisses him as a crank immediately.
- Badass Longcoat
- Blonde Guys Are Evil
- Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder
- The Neidermeyer
- Professional Butt-Kisser: Prior to betraying Feral, he compliments him incessantly. He reverts back to this mode after his betrayal is uncovered.
- Put on a Bus: He doesn't appear or even get mentioned in the second season. Instead, his role as Feral's second in command is filled by Felina. One wonders what ultimately became of him. Feral most likely fired him.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In "The Wrath of Dark Kat," he insists his name his Steel "with two E's," but when we see his nameplate in "Enter the Madkat," it says Steele with three E's. Nobody is quite sure which is the correct spelling. Not even Steel(e) apparently.
- The Starscream: A rare example where the character wants to take charge of a heroic organization. That said, Steele isn't very heroic and is more interested in giving orders.
- Welcome Back, Traitor
Ed Gilbert (most of Season 1), Jim Cummings
(Rest of Season 1/all of Season 2)
Tough, capable, (mostly) humorless Enforcer officer. When Felina isn't around, it's usually this guy who acts as Commander Feral's right-hand man.
Tropes associated with the Sergeant:
- No Name Given: He is never called anything other than "sergeant," even in the model sheets.
- No Sense of Humor: Toyed with. Despite usually being super serious, he occasionally can crack a pun or joke.
- Off Model: Bizarrely, in the episodes "Enter the Madkat" and "Katastrophe" he looks different than in every other episode he appears in, and even wears a different Enforcer uniform. By season two, he's back to his pre-"Madkat" appearance and uniform.
- Only Known by Their Nickname
- The Quiet One: He rarely speaks except to growl out orders.
- Sergeant Rock
"This is Ann Gora of Katís Eye News, live from the site of a spectacular disaster!"
This Kat's Eye News
correspondent often risks her life to cover the SWAT Kats' adventures.
Tropes associated with Ann:
"Annie, not my camera!"
Jonny is the faithful but longsuffering Kat's Eye News
cameraman. Almost always seen with Ann, Jonny is more cautious than her but rarely speaks out against her ideas, which typically get her into trouble - and sometimes him right along with her!
Tropes associated with Jonny:
Dr. Abby Sinian
Voiced by: Linda Gary
A historian and archaeologist who works as the curator of the Megakat City Museum of History. She occasionally helps the SWAT Kats and Callie Briggs gather information on supernatural villians.
Tropes associated with Abby:
"Such senseless violence. It's all so disheartening."
An elderly inventor who used to work at the Pumadyne weapons lab. He came to feel guilty about his role in creating superweapons, so he quit to concentrate on peaceful projects, such as bringing back dead people by transferring their memories into robot bodies. When two drowning victims washed up near his home, he used them as test subjects—only to realize that he'd created the Metallikats. Hackle hopes to correct this error by recapturing the robot gangsters so he can "program out all [their] criminal tendencies". Hackle's other inventions include Cybertron, the Robot Buddy
who assists the SWAT Kats in "The Deadly Pyramid".
Tropes associated with Professor Hackle:
- Actual Pacifist: Which is why he doesn't just dismantle the Metallikats when he gets a chance.
- The Atoner: Hackle says that he wants history to forgive him for creating superweapons.
- Bald of Awesome
- Cool Old Guy
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine
- Last Name Basis
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Hackle's creation of the Metallikats shows that he is, at the very least, a dangerously naive victim of Genre Blindness. Never mind his using two strangers in prison uniforms as test subjects; he was trying to save their lives, after all. But then he leaves them alone with a Weaponized Car and a cache of arms, even after Mac says "I've never felt so powerful, like I could rip apart this town with my bare claws!"
- It's All My Fault: In the alternate future in "A Bright and Shiny Future", he blames himself for not dismantling the Metallikats when he had the chance.
Burke and Murray
Burke and Murray
Burke and Murray are two annoying delivery men who bring salvage to Jake & Chance's Garage, always taking a moment to pester Clawson & Furlong about their status as officially disgraced ex-Enforcers.
Tropes associated with Burke and Murray:
Dr. N. Zyme
"Just think of the benefit to katkind!."
A kindly scientist who works at Megakat Biochemical Labs and was once Dr. Viper's former lab partner. A gentle but forgetful soul, Zyme wanted nothing more than to make the world better for katkind. Instead he inadvertently created Dr. Viper, and like his counterpart, Professor Hackle, saw his dreams turn into a nightmare. In "The Giant Bacteria," he tried to assist Feral in battling Viper's bacteria monsters and (probably) got eaten by one of them.
Tropes associated with Dr. Zyme:
Dr. Lieter Greenbox
by Robert Patrick
("Chaos in Crystal"), Nick Chinlund ("Unlikely Alloys")
An inventor who was originally hired by Warden Meece of the Megakat Maximum Security Prison to design a diamond-mining machine. It's what turned convict Shard into a crystal monstrosity. Later, he developed a "micro-brain repair unit," which the Metallikats stole and used to repair themselves. It then became "Zed," a sentient giant robot, which Greenbox... for some reason... suddenly decided to help destroy Megakat City.
Tropes associated with Dr. Greenbox:
- Face-Heel Turn: After he realizes he inadvertently helped create actual artificial intelligence, he becomes a generic Mad Scientist and turns against the SWAT Kats.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: This seems to be the only workable theory for why he suddenly goes nuts and decides to start helping Zed.
- Non Indicative Name: His name "Greenbox" (i.e. greenhouse) is an artifact of how writer Lance Falk originally intended to use him, as a botanist. When his profession changed, his name didn't.
- Punny Name: Falk gave him the first name "Lieter" to turn his name into some kind of weird play on "litterbox," which makes even less sense. It's also a Shout-Out to the James Bond character Felix Leiter.
- Taken for Granite: He got turned to crystal by Shard. He got better after the SWAT Kats reversed everything Shard had done.
- Unexplained Recovery: Twice. First after he's returned to his normal state along with everyone else Shard crystallized, and again after T-Bone severs the connection between him and Zed, and he just sort of acts mildly worn out.
"It's too dangerous, Annie!"
Al is the Kat's Eye News
Tropes associated with Al:
The Rogues Gallery
Dark Kat and his Creeplings
Dark Kat is a criminal mastermind whose muscular body, hood, cape, and resonant voice give him an imposing physical presence. He specializes in plotting, scheming, and manipulating others into doing his will, but is more than capable of fighting when necessary. Dark Kat's goal is to destroy Megakat City and replace it with a "capitol of crime" called Dark Kat City, "where lawlessness is the law of the land!" His henchmen are an army of demonic little bat-like creatures called Creeplings.
Tropes associated with Dark Kat:
"I can see it all now. A specactular new Megakat City! No more ugly metal and plastic, only beautiful swamp, ruled by me! Dr. Viper's Megaswamp City—it will be so beautiful!"
This slimy scientist started out as Elrod Purvis, a greedy, unscrupulous biochemist. When he tried to steal Viper Mutagen 368 from the idealistic colleague who had co-created it with him, the formula killed him, then revived him as a half-kat/half-reptile monstrosity—and he likes it that way. To make his twisted dream of Megaswamp City a reality, Viper mutates ordinary plants, reptiles and insects into hideous, kat-eating monsters under his control.
Tropes associated with Dr. Viper:
Molly and Mac
Also known as the married gangsters Mac Mange
and Molly Mange
. These feline felons died while escaping from Alkatraz prison, but Professor Hackle, who had no idea who they were, found them and transplanted their minds into powerful robot bodies. The result: two heavily armed mechanical mobsters with attitudes.
Tropes associated with The Metallikats:
- Arm Cannon
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Yeah, they fight almost constantly. But when one of them is hurt, the other goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
- Back from the Dead/Unexplained Recovery: Twice! First Professor Hackle revives them, then they survive getting zapped by Feral in "Metal Urgency".
- Badass Longcoat/Nice Hat: When they wear clothes at all.
- Cats Are Snarkers/Deadpan Snarker: If they're not insulting each other, they're insulting the SWAT Kats. Or Mayor Manx. Or Commander Feral. Or...
- Cool Car/Weaponized Car: Their Metallikat Express.
- Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster
- Drives Like Crazy: Mac certainly does.
- Happily Married: More or less.
- Killer Robot: Having the minds of two unrepentant gangsters probably has something to do with it.
- Like an Old Married Couple: Though they actually are married.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Bonnie and Clyde as wisecracking Funny Animal Killer Robots.
- Outlaw Couple
- Shock Collar: In "Katastrophe", Dark Kat and Dr. Viper keep the Metallikats in their Legion of Doom by attaching "neuro scramblers" to their necks.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Mac is pretty stocky, while Molly towers over him.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: From what we see of them in a flashback, Mac was stout and big-lipped before he became a robot. Molly, on the other hand...
Voiced by: Keene Curtis
An ancient sorcerer whose magical pocket watch functions as both a Time Travel
device and a weapon that shoots energy beams. This medieval miscreant wants to return present day Megakat City to its Middle Ages
incarnation of Megalith City, but he's also known for creating "time vortexes" to bring monsters from the past (like dinosaurs
) into the present to do his bidding. And when he's not doing that
, he's sending the SWAT Kats into the past or future in his latest effort to get rid of them.
Tropes associated with The Pastmaster:
- Artifact of Doom: He has three of them: his watch, his Tome of Time spellbook ("The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice"), and the Jeweled Headdress of Katchu Piccu ("The Deadly Pyramid").
- Evil Luddite: He hates everything about modern technology, and his usual plans revolve around either trying to send Megakat City back to the Dark Ages or trying to return back home. Of course, this doesn't stop him from teaming up with the Metallikats to make a Bad Future where machines rule.
- Everything's Deader with Zombies: He rings up a buncha zombies in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice". Why? Just 'cuz!
- I Have You Now, My Pretty/Love Makes You Crazy: He kidnaps Queen Callista (in "Bride of the Pastmaster"), and then her lookalike descendant Callie Briggs (in "The Deadly Pyramid"), in separate attempts to marry them. The SWAT Kats rescue the withered wizard's intended victim both times. Thank God.
- Immortality Immorality
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: In "Bride of the Pastmaster". By tampering with the timestream, the Pastmaster accidentally brings the SWAT Kats to his time, thus fulfilling the prophecy. Oops.
- Our Liches Are Different
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A skeleton kat-wizard.
- Really 700 Years Old: In "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", he mentions that he's been "imprisoned... for 800 years."
- Red Baron: His real name is never given.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: If only those grave robbers in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" had picked another cemetery to desecrate...
- Time Travel: This is his main tactic.
"technology pirate" who wears a "surge coat" that gives him the power to steal secured computer files, control vehicles, and turn into a Pure Energy
form that can travel through power lines. The suit has one other interesting feature: when Hard Drive puts it on, his normal hairstyle automatically changes into a mohawk!
Tropes associated with Hard Drive:
"Iím a tough act to get off the stage!"
Insane comedian Lenny Ringtail, whose mind snapped when he was turned down as a Talk Show
host in favor of David Litterbin
, lets himself be possessed by the vengeful ghost of a medieval court jester who suffered a similar rejection centuries ago. The result is Madkat, a wisecracking, shapeshifting harlequin who uses his magical powers to kidnap "the king, queen, knight and jester" (aka Manx, Briggs, Feral and Litterbin), then vanish into thin air before the SWAT Kats can stop him.
Tropes associated with Madkat:
The Red Lynx, aka The Ghost Pilot
Red Lynx: "Manx is mine!"
T-Bone: "Over my dead body!"
Red Lynx: "Mineís already dead!"
During "Megawar II
", enemy air ace The Red Lynx was the most dangerous pilot in the sky—until he met his match in the heroic Blue Manx, who finally shot him down. Decades later, The Red Lynx's plane is recovered and displayed in the Megakat Museum of History, an event which somehow revives his vengeful spirit. The so-called "ghost pilot" goes after the closest living relative of The Blue Manx—Mayor Manx, the flier's great-grandson, who happens to be in the middle of a re-election campaign.
Tropes associated with The Red Lynx:
Mutilor and Traag
Mutilor and Traag
Traag: "The desert planet Sahabi will pay handsomely for the water we steal this day."
Mutilor: "And if this world perishes in the process, itís just business."
Mutilor is an four-armed, vaguely lobster-like alien Space Pirate
. Traag is his sycophantic aide-de-camp. Together, they and their mooks
attempt to drain all the water from the SWAT Kats' world and sell it to a desert planet.
Tropes associated with Mutilor and Traag:
"From now on, the skies belong to Turmoil!"
Turmoil is a harshly beautiful villainness in a Nazi-like uniform. She attempts to conquer the skies of Megakat City with an Airborne Aircraft Carrier
, an Amazon Brigade
of female fighter pilots, and a disorienting "vertigo beam". When T-Bone withstands these obstacles, she's so impressed (and smitten) that she offers him a job as her flight commander—but first he must prove his loyalty by killing Razor.
Tropes associated with Turmoil:
"More company, eh? Well, thatís okay! Iíve got plenty of pain to go around!"
Shard is a brutal thug who winds up at Megakat Maximum Prison, whose greedy warden enriches himself by using the convicts to mine precious gems from the nearby mountains. When Shard has an accident with an experimental diamond mining machine, it somehow transforms him into a crystalline giant whose touch turns people and objects into crystal... and that's only the beginning of his new powers.
Tropes associated with Rex Shard:
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Focuses the sun's rays through his hand to create a solar laser beam.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He used to be just another convict. Then he got super-powers.
- The Magic Touch: Everything Shard touches turns into crystal, either brittle and fragile or hard as a diamond.
- Meaningful Name: A guy named Shard in an episode titled "Chaos in Crystal" winds up with crystal-based powers and a crystalline appearance. Who'd have thunk?
- Miracle-Gro Monster: Shard is originally only transformed into a being made of diamond. When he is knocked into a room full of diamonds, he absorbs them into his body and becomes a giant. Later, he becomes even larger right before the final battle.
- No Ontological Inertia: Once Shard is de-powered, everything he crystallized reverts back to normal, starting from the last object he touched.
- One-Shot Character:
- Rock Monster
"You'll have to do better than that, SWAT Kats, to catch Morbulus! Or... die trying!"
One of the SWAT Kats' first onscreen enemies (their second, in fact), Morbulus was a jet pilot who literally had eyes in the back of his head, giving him 360-degree vision and making him difficult to take by surprise. After being defeated by the SWAT Kats, he becomes a Disposable Vagrant
for Dr. Viper, who mutates him into that episode's Fifty Foot Whatever
Tropes associated with Morbulus:
Voiced by: Nancy Linari
An unused villainess that would've debuted in "The Curse of Kataluna", Kataluna was described as a succubus, but not much past this is known.
Tropes associated with Kataluna:
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Sure, a life-sucking creature disguised as a woman doesn't sound bad to any ears, but it was pretty ballsy directly calling Kataluna a succubus (y'know, the same species as Morrigan Aensland) in a kid's show.
- Horny Devils: A feline-flavored one.