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[[folder:The SWAT Kats]]

[[caption-width-right:350:Razor and T-Bone]]
[[caption-width-right:350: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, AliensAndMonsters.
Tropes associated with both SWAT Kats:
* AbnormalAmmo: Let's see, they use missiles with functions such as electric shocks (Megavolt/Scrambler), sonic emitters (Banshee), wire clippers (Wire-Clipper), capture nets (Octopus, Spider), drills (Drop-Tops, Moles, Drill-Bits, Cookie Cutters), and buzz saws (Buzzsaws, Groundhogs, Shredders, Slicers). And who could forget the cement-shooting machine guns?
%%* AnimalSuperhero
* BadassNormal: They have no special powers, just their brains, guts and technology.
%%* {{Badbutt}}
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: In their pilot suits.
%%* BigGuyLittleGuy
* BlankWhiteEyes: In their SWAT Kats outfits.
* CoolHelmet: Their helmets are stylish.
* CoolPlane: The Turbokat, which they built out of scrap metal and spare parts.
* DestructiveSavior: For all the good they do, Feral's right that they cause a lot of damage while fighting their enemies.
%%* {{Determinator}}
* DistressedDude: They've both been captured and tied up by the villains here and there.
* FingerlessGloves: Both SWAT Kats wear them.
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners
* IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery: 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.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: You can pretty much count the number of times their real names have been used on one hand.
%%* SuperHero
* ThoseTwoGuys: They stick together like all the best duos should.

[[WMG:T-Bone, aka Chance Furlong]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CharlieAdler

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:
%%* AcePilot
* TheBigGuy: He has a burly, muscular physique.
%%* BoisterousBruiser
* CompressedVice: 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.
* DatingCatwoman: 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.
* DistressedDude: In "Night of the Dark Kat," he and Razor get captured and tied up.
* FakeDefector: In "Cry Turmoil", he pretends to join the titular villain's gang in order to stop her.
* GeniusBruiser: He's really strong, and the best pilot anywhere.
* GutturalGrowler: Somewhat with T-Bone, as he also speaks normally, but, being an anthro cat, he tends to growl his words as well.
%%* TheHero
* ManChild: 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."
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Razor's blue.
* SuperDrowningSkills: 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."

[[WMG: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 [=TurboKat=]'s missiles, which contain such gimmicks as circular saws, drill bits and capture nets.
Tropes associated with Razor:
* AllThereInTheManual: Jake's surname, Clawson, is never mentioned once in the entire series.
* BadassBookworm: He's as good at fighting as he is at inventing.
* CatchPhrase: "Bingo!", which he often shouts when his missiles connect.
* CompressedVice: His tendency to cheat in his competitions with T-Bone. It only is shown in "The Wrath of Dark Kat."
* DistressedDude: In "Night of the Dark Kat," he and T-Bone get captured and tied up. Later in "Cry Turmoil" he is put into manacles.
* GadgeteerGenius: His specialty, as he creates the SWAT Kats' weapons and equipment.
%%* TheLancer
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He's constantly stated to be the best shot of the two.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone[=/=]TenMinuteRetirement: In "Razor's Edge", after he accidentally injures an elderly couple. [[spoiler:Or so he thinks--it turns out to be another of Dark Kat's {{Evil Plan}}s.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Is almost completely oblivious to Callie's feelings towards him.
* TheSmartGuy

[[folder:Megakat City Government and Law Enforcement]]
[[WMG:Mayor Manx]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JimCummings

The InNameOnly leader of Megakat City, an old-fashioned pol who sounds like Creator/WCFields 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.
** InelegantBlubbering: Whenever he's scared.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Even though he has personally been attacked by supernatural beings such as Madkat and the Red Lynx, he dismisses the islander's warnings about Volcanus in "Volcanus Erupts!" as "superstitious hoo-doo nonsense."
* CatchPhrase: The closest thing he's got is a tendency to exclaim "Godfrey!", usually as part of his {{Angrish}} and InelegantBlubbering.
* DodgyToupee: It doesn't even match what remaining hair he's got left, and its constantly flying off is a frequent RunningGag.
* DistressedDude: Seems to be his only real function in the show from a plot standpoint much of the time.
* FatIdiot: He's a not ''grotesquely'' overweight, but still pretty chubby, and definitely doesn't have much in the brains department.
* LastNameBasis: Mayor Manx's first name is never revealed.
* LovableCoward: When danger gets too close, you can always find him... running and hiding.
** DirtyCoward: 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.
* MayorPain: Of the Incompetent variety.
* OfficeGolf: Unless he's at the course.
* OnlyICanKillHim: [[spoiler: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 Red Lynx. He doesn't particularly want to and at first is happy to let the Enforcers or SWAT Kats handle it instead, it's just how the rules governing this kind of thing work.]]
* {{Scotireland}}: His accent is sometimes Scottish and sometimes more Irish.
* TakenForGranite: Of the non-rock variety. In "Chaos in Crystal," he was one of Shard's victims and got turned to crystal.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: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.]]
* UltimateAuthorityMayor: 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.
* TheUnintelligible[=/=]{{Angrish}}: When he's angry or afraid (both of which are often), Manx tends to just blather nonsensical gibberish.

[[WMG:Commander Ulysses Feral]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GaryOwens

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. {{Iron|y}}ically, he's also indirectly responsible for the formation of the SWAT Kats in the first place; see NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]OnlyICanKillHim for more details.
Tropes associated with Commander Feral:
* BadassLongcoat: He wears a very impressive greatcoat with gold trim and the Enforcer logo on the biceps.
* BenevolentBoss: His poor treatment of Chance and Jake in the flashback, his contempt for Steel, and his standoffish attitude as a superior officer aside, it's clear Feral cares about the Enforcers under his command.
* TheBrigadier: 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.
* BrutalHonesty: Diplomacy is not one of Feral's virtues.
* ByTheBookCop: By the time of the series. It's a bit muddier in the backstory.
* CantCatchUp: 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.
* CatchPhrase: "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.
* DistressedDude: A few times, most notably in "The Wrath of Dark Kat" wherein he's bound and gagged.
* EnemyMine: He may not care much for the SWAT Kats, but he can and ''will'' work together with them when the situation calls for it.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's the head of the city's military/police forces and he really does care about doing his job and protecting Megakat City. Doesn't mean he's a nice guy by any means, though.
* HeroAntagonist: The chief of police in Megakat City, who also wants to arrest the SWAT Kats. His interference also sometimes gets in the way of the SWAT Kats solving problems that they could have otherwise gotten over.
* HonorBeforeReason: He wants to arrest the SWAT Kats and expose their identities in the process, but is not willing to break the law to do it. At the end of "Metal Urgency", when the Metallikats offer to give away the vigilantes' identities in exchange for their freedom, his response is this:
-->"I don't deal with ''scum''."
** When a surprised Callie Briggs questions why he refused the offer, he replies:
-->"Donít make a big deal about it. I just didnít want to owe those two hoods anything."
* InspectorJavert: Commander Feral is constantly talking about bringing the SWAT Kats in, believing them to be just as bad as the criminals and supernatural threats that they fight.
** SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: He does have a point, though: the SWAT Kats ''are'' unsanctioned vigilantes illegally operating in the city, flying around in a souped-up fighter jet causing millions in damage with their arsenal of missiles whenever they show up.
* JerkassHasAPoint: His main issue with the SWAT Kats is the reckless endangerment and damage they cause when trying to apprehend villains.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: For all of his talk about wanting to arrest the SWAT Kats and calling them bandits, he's serving Megakat City selflessly, and is perfectly willing to let a few things slide when he knows he's outmatched.
* LanternJawOfJustice: He might be a jerk about it a lot of the time, but he's still definitely a good guy and he does definitely have one of these.
* LastNameBasis: Feral's first name isn't revealed until very late in the series.
* NeverMyFault: Back when Chance and Jake were still Enforcers, they had cornered Dark Kat, only for Feral to order them to fall back and let him handle it. When they refused, he actually knocked their jet out of the sky and into Enforcer headquarters, causing significant damage to the building and allowing Dark Kat to escape. Feral flat-out refused to acknowledge that the entire mess was his fault for interfering in the first place, even after Chance point-blank told him so, and placed all the blame on Chance and Jake, kicking them off the force and sentencing them to work at the salvage yard until they pay off the damages. It actually makes Chance and Jake upstaging him as the SWAT Kats throughout the series very satisfying.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero[=/=]OnlyICanKillHim: 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.
%%* StrawLoser
* StaffOfAuthority: He's often seen carrying around a gold-handled baton.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: He frequently clashes with Manx and Briggs, and he's openly contemptuous of Steel.
* TopHeavyGuy: Bulky upper body, stick-thin legs.

[[WMG:Deputy Mayor Calico "Callie" Briggs]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TressMacNeille

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:
* EightiesHair: Callie's hair is ''huge''.
* ActionSurvivor: She may be a civilian, but when there's trouble she always rises to the occasion.
* BadassBureaucrat: When the occasion calls for it. See ImprovisedWeaponUser below.
* BriefcaseBlaster: In "The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats", her EvilCounterpart in the MirrorUniverse has a briefcase with the capacity to shoot out KnockoutGas.
* TheCommissionerGordon[=/=]RegularCaller: Callie alerts the SWAT Kats whenever a supervillain or giant monster is making trouble in Megakat City.
* GeekyTurnOn: Brains, beauty, courage and compassion--what's not to like?
* GirlFriday[=/=]HypercompetentSidekick: To Mayor Manx.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Callie has this, plus ''fur of gold''. Most fans love her.
* ImprovisedWeaponUser: She becomes one during her LetsGetDangerous moments. 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.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* ObliviousToLove: 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.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: As noted above, Callie's full name is Calico Briggs. It's only used occasionally.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In marked contrast to Manx and Feral.
* ShesGotLegs: Does she ever, the Fandom in particular seems obsessed with Callie's legs.
%%* SpoiledSweet
* TheWomanBehindTheMan: A rare heroic example.
** SilkHidingSteel: 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.

[[WMG:Lieutenant Felina Feral]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/LoriAlan

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:
* AffirmativeActionGirl: She was added in Season 2 so there would be more girls in the cast. Felina actually carries a gun and involves herself in the fighting as a matter of course, leading squads of Enforcers against whatever is currently threatening Megakat City.
* {{Determinator}}: She often won't take no for an answer and won't stop until she's accomplished whatever task she has set herself to. Provided, of course, it is still possible for her to do so. If not, she [[KnowWhenToFoldEm Knows When to Fold 'Em]].
* FairCop: Compared to her uncle, she is a little more openminded and accepting of the SWAT Kats. She is also never rude or disrespectful to anyone, and never abuses her authority.
* FriendOnTheForce: To the SWAT Kats.
* TheLadette: To date, she is the only female Enforcer.
* SkunkStripe: She has white sideburns for... some reason.
* {{Tomboy}}: While female, she has a hard jawline and prominent cheekbones, giving her a somewhat boyish appearance, and in addition, she dresses in a men's (or at least unisex) uniform and does stereotypical masculine things like shoot laser guns, fly helicopters and shoot monsters and bad guys. The one feminine thing she's ever shown doing is fixing her hair after taking her helmet off in "When Strikes Mutilor," 'cause no one wants helmet hair.

[[WMG:Lieutenant Commander Steel]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Hal Rayle

->''"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 ("The Wrath of Dark Kat") he actually ''betrays'' Feral in an effort to get him killed by Dark Kat so he can become the commander. Somehow, Feral lets him stay, and he appears one more time (in "Enter the Madkat") to (legally) take over Feral's job when Feral is captured by Madkat. His performance in this capacity consists of sitting on his butt and dismissing people out of hand.

Tropes associated with Steel:
* ArbitrarySkepticism: 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.
* ChronicBackStabbingDisorder: Averted. He only betrays Feral to take over the Enforcers once. The second time he gains control, he was simply an opportunist taking advantage of Feral's capture (and technically doing his job as lieutenant commander, since he was next in command).
* TheNeidermeyer: He is quite incapable of running anything, much less the Enforcers; in his second appearance, he basically just sits at Feral's desk and ignores robbery complaints.
* NotSoBadassLongcoat: Like Feral, he wears a greatcoat, but it doesn't do much for him in the "badass" department.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: Prior to betraying Feral, he compliments him incessantly. He reverts back to this mode after his betrayal is uncovered.
* PutOnABus: 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. Most likely, Feral finally got tired of his antics and fired him.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: 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.
** According to the storyboards for "Enter the Madkat," it is in fact Steel with two Es, and his nameplate ''was'' supposed to say "Steel", but it appears the animators screwed up.
* TheStarscream: A rare example where the character wants to take charge of a heroic organization. That said, Steel isn't very heroic and is more interested in giving orders.
* WelcomeBackTraitor: For some reason, he's not only still in the Enforcers, but still the lieutenant commander in "Enter the Madkat", despite the fact Feral ''knows'' Steel basically abandoned him to get killed.

[[WMG:Enforcer Sergeant]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Ed Gilbert (Season 1), Creator/JimCummings (Season 2)

->''"Yes sir!"''

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:
* NoNameGiven: Even on his model sheet(s), he's only referred to as "Enforcer Sergeant."
* TheQuietOne: He rarely speaks except to growl out orders.
* SergeantRock: He's a pretty tough, sturdy kat and holds the rank of sergeant.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Ferals.

[[WMG:Enforcer Commandos]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Various

->''"It's no good, Commander! We've thrown everything at that lizard!"''

Enforcers outfitted in riot gear and armed with laser rifles. They serve as everything from infantry to tank crews and perform the extremely dangerous (and often thankless) job of protecting Megakat City from harm.
Tropes associated with the Commandos:

* OneWayVisor: Their helmets feature opaque blue visors that hide their eyes. Two were (very briefly) seen without them in "Mutation City," however.
* RedShirtArmy: Their duties frequently put them in harm's way, and, being nameless soldier types in an action cartoon, they typically come to bad ends.
* ReusedCharacterDesign: As noted on their model sheets, they're all the exact same character design recycled multiple times to create a big army at minimal cost to the animators.

[[WMG:Enforcer Pilots]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Various

->'''Enforcer Pilot #1:''' ''"Do we read these things their rights?"''
->'''Enforcer Pilot #2:''' ''"You have the right to remain buried!"''

ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Multidisciplined aviators who fly the Enforcers' jets and helicopters, often answering Feral's pleas for "chopper backup." When they were still in the Enforcers, this is what Chance and Jake were.

Tropes associated with the Pilots:

* DeadpanSnarker: One of the two seen in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice," who, when his partner asks him if they ought to read the living skeletal zombies "their rights," replies that they have "the right to remain buried," and promptly blows them away.
* OneWayVisor: Like the commandos, their helmets have opaque visors. Two of them were seen without them in "The Ci-Kat-A," but this was only so we could see their eyes turn insectoid when the title creatures bite them.
* RedShirtArmy: Arguably moreso than the commandos, considering how many jets and choppers eat it in the series. Occasionally, though, we'll see a pilot parachuting to safety.
* ReusedCharacterDesign: Again, like the commandos, they all look identical to one another as a cost-cutting measure, something stipulated on their model sheets.


[[folder:Assorted Civilians]]
[[WMG:Ann Gora]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CandiMilo

->''"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:

* ADayInTheLimelight: Ann gets more important roles than usual in "The Ci-Kat-A" and "Caverns of Horror".
* FieryRedhead: She's got auburn hair and is pretty feisty in a laid-back kinda way.
* GoingForTheBigScoop: Ann possesses an indomitable desire to get to the bottom of any mystery presented to her. Unfortunately, her enthusiasm and ambition often outweigh her common sense, resulting in her getting herself and her Kat's Eye News colleagues into trouble more than once.
* IntrepidReporter: Ann's efforts have helped blow the lid on quite a few big stories. She and Jonny uncovered an alien AssimilationPlot while on a routine visit to MASA (although at least part of that was the possessed people [[VillainBall giving themselves away too soon]]), setting in motion the events which saved the city and possibly the world, and although it went south pretty quickly and required her to be rescued by the SWAT Kats and Felina, she ''did'' discover the fate of five missing miners, probably giving their friends and families closure.
* MsExposition: Ann's reports are often used to bring the audience up to speed on the plot.
* PunnyName: Her name is pun on "Angora", a breed of domestic cat.

[[WMG:Jonny K.]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkHamill

->''"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:
* ActionSurvivor: He is frequently involved in action scenes but never does anything heroic, really.
* AffectionateNickname: The only one who gets away with calling Ann Gora "Annie"
* AllThereInTheManual: The initial "K" is only mentioned on the model sheets.
* ButtMonkey: Bad things tend to happen to his video camera.
* CoolShades: Mirrored purple sunglasses.
* FirstNameBasis[=/=]MysteriousMiddleInitial: Just what does the "K" stand for, anyway?
* RealMenWearPink: Well, okay, ''purple'', but still.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Although he utters a small cry of surprise in "Chaos in Crystal," it wasn't until "The Ci-Kat-A" that he finally spoke.
* SunglassesAtNight: Except for "Caverns of Horror", he always has his sunglasses down over his eyes, even in nighttime scenes.
* SurferDude: He has some elements of this, given the era of the show.
* TotallyRadical: His voice and some of the things he says root him pretty permanently in the early 90's.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Ann.

[[WMG: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:
* AdventurerArchaeologist: In her first two appearances, she is only ever seen in and around the museum. However, in "The Deadly Pyramid", she's shown out on a dig searching for the lost pyramid of the title.
* BrainyBrunette: She has brown hair and is definitely the person to go to whenever something weird and supernatural is going on. And if she doesn't know something off the top of her head, she looks it up.
* LabCoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Often with the collar turned up.
* PunnyName: Her name is a play on the Abysinnian breed of cat.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Abby" or "Abi"?
** Abby, going by one model sheet, although it's annoyingly mostly illegible due to the Cartoon Network logo.
** The scripts for "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" and the unfinished episode "Succubus!" (where she has an important supporting role) and the book ''The Art of SWAT Kats'', which includes scans of pages from a story outline for "The Deadly Pyramid," give it as Abby.

[[WMG:Professor Hackle]]
->'''Voiced by:''' George Hearn

->''"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 RobotBuddy who assists the SWAT Kats in "The Deadly Pyramid".
Tropes associated with Professor Hackle:
* ActualPacifist: Which is why he doesn't just dismantle the Metallikats when he gets a chance.
* TheAtoner: Hackle says that he wants history to forgive him for creating superweapons. And after "The Metallikats," he now feels he has the title villains to atone for unleashing, as well.
* BaldOfAwesome: He is a pretty awesome scientist with male-pattern baldness.
* ClassyCane: Due to his age, he walks with one in almost all of his scenes.
* CoolOldGuy: He is a GadgeteerGenius who invents all kinds of cool things, including a RobotBuddy for the SWAT Kats.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: He wears your standard white lab coat.
* LastNameBasis: His first name is never revealed, even on his model sheet.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Hackle's creation of the Metallikats shows that he is, at the very least, a dangerously naive victim of GenreBlindness. 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 WeaponizedCar 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!"
** In his defense, he later admits ItsAllMyFault and in the alternate future in "A Bright and Shiny Future" where Mac and Molly have taken over the entire city, he blames himself for not dismantling the Metallikats when he had the chance.

->''"It may have a few minor glitches, but one day I envision thousands of Cybertrons helping katkind, the way this one will help you."''

Cybertron is a friendly, helpful little robot designed by Professor Hackle after his many failures to rehabilitate the Metallikats. He is intended as a gift to the SWAT Kats in repayment for the many times they've helped him. He proves a valuable ally against the Pastmaster's army of giant mummies in "The Deadly Pyramid", performing many heroic acts. [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Not to be confused with the planet of the same name.]]
Tropes associated with Cyberton:
* AnArmAndALeg: He loses his left arm fighting the mummies.
* BewareTheCuteOnes: Yes, he's a cute little catlike robot... but he's also a very formidable fighter with a lot of surprises in store for anyone who might underestimate him. He's still no match for the giant mummies, though.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In "Turmoil 2," Turmoil reprograms him to work for her. [[spoiler:Razor eventually turns him back to the good side, though, by undoing the reprogramming.]]
* TheDeterminator: Nothing short of death (or at least being severely damaged) will stop him from completing an assigned task. When two giant mummies attack after he's been told to protect Callie, Dr. Sinian and Henson, Cybertron endures a lot of punishment while refusing to give up. No matter what the mummies do to him, he keeps getting up and coming back for more.
* HangingByTheFingers[=/=]LiteralCliffhanger: [[spoiler:At the end of "Turmoil 2," he's literally hanging by his fingers from a cliff edge. Turmoil attempts to make him fall by [[HandStomp stepping on his fingers]] ("[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Termination time, tin man!]]"), but he's saved by T-Bone.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: He pretty much dies defending Callie and the others from the mummies. The damage he sustains during the fight causes him to eventually just stop working. [[spoiler:He's rebuilt in "Turmoil 2: The Revenge.]]
* RobotBuddy: Designed as one for the SWAT Kats.
* SenselessSacrifice: Debatable. Callie still gets abducted, but his actions do at least save the lives of Dr. Sinian and her assistant Henson, and he remains functioning long enough to (somehow) get word to the SWAT Kats that Callie's been taken.
* TheSpeechless: He communicates solely in beeps and boops and other robot type noises.
* TakingTheBullet: Well, ''laser''. When a mummy aims at Callie, Sinian and Henson and fires, Cybertron puts himself between the shooter and his targets, taking the full force of the mummy's laser blast. It's this and being thrown into a wall a moment or two later that finally does the little [[TheDeterminator Determinator]] in.
* UncertainDoom: He pretty much shuts down after all the damage he takes. Although he's a robot and can be rebuilt, the episode ends before this can take place, leaving Cyberton's final fate up in the air. However, he was scheduled to return in the unfinished episode "Turmoil 2: The Revenge".
** In said episode's script, he helps Razor out against Turmoil's forces despite being briefly reprogrammed to serve her. [[spoiler:He survives the end of the episode.]]

[[WMG:Burke and Murray]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Burke and Murray]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkHamill (Burke) and Creator/CharlieAdler (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:
* AllThereInTheManual: Early promotional material says they're brothers, but this isn't mentioned in the show.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Burke is basically a big oval with arms and legs, while Murray is essentially a midget.
* FatIdiot: Burke is big, fat and not terribly bright.
* FirstNameBasis: We never learn their last name.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: And it's mutual. They don't like Chance and Jake and Chance and Jake don't like ''them'', but due to proximity (i.e., they also work at the salvage yard and are tasked with supposedly babysitting them), they're sort of stuck with each other.
* {{Jerkass}}es: Their greatest joy in life is tormenting Chance and Jake and attempting to pick fights with them for no apparent reason.
* PutOnABus: They don't appear in the second season.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They're always hanging around the salvage yard and being a pain.

[[WMG:Dr. N. Zyme]]
->'''Voiced:''' by Creator/PaulEiding

->''"Just think of the benefit to katkind!."''

A kindly scientist who works at Megakat Biochemical Labs and was once Dr. Viper's employer. 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:
* AbsentmindedProfessor: He's prone to forgetting his reading glasses, to the point of searching nonexistent pockets for them.
* {{Adorkable}}: It's hard not to like his enthusiasm when telling Purvis to think of all the good the Viper Mutagen will do, and when telling Manx about it over the phone.
* AllThereInTheScript: His first initial "N," which creates his PunnyName, is given in his episode model sheets.
* DeathByLookingUp: When the bacteria monster smashes the lab window in "The Giant Bacteria," Zyme stands there looking up and screaming instead of running away (as Callie did).
* DistressedDude: Gets tied up in two different scenes in "The Origin of Dr. Viper."
* HartmanHips: He has a very hourglass-shaped figure for a guy, making him a RareMaleExample.
* LabCoatOfScienceAndMedicine: The old-timey kind with the very high collar that buttons off to one side.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: We have no idea what the "N." stands for.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Played with. His and Purvis' flawed plant growth formula are what turn his [[DeceptiveDisciple greedy partner]] into Dr. Viper, dooming Megakat City to a neverending stream of hackneyed MadScientist plots and even ([[UncertainDoom probably]]) getting poor Zyme himself KilledOffForReal. Oddly, he never blames himself for it, or has the finger pointed at him by anyone. Commander Feral even flat-out tells him, "It wasn't your fault, Dr. Zyme."
* PunnyName: "Enzyme."
* RedHeadedHero: He's a very noble scientist working for the good of all and has auburn hair.
* UncertainDoom: WordOfGod aside, "The Giant Bacteria" never really confirms whether the bacteria monster got him or not.

[[WMG:Dr. Lieter Greenbox]]
->'''Voiced:''' by Creator/RobertPatrick ("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:
* FaceHeelTurn: After he realizes he inadvertently helped create actual artificial intelligence, he becomes a generic MadScientist and turns against the SWAT Kats.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: This seems to be the only workable theory for why he suddenly goes nuts and decides to start helping Zed.
* LabCoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Only in "Unlikely Alloys." In "Chaos in Crystal," he goes in just a shirt and tie (''and'' pants, of course).
* NonIndicativeName: 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.
** PunnyName: 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 ShoutOut to the Franchise/JamesBond character Felix Leiter.
** Although the pronunciation is different and there's some disagreement over how Greenbox's first name is spelled. See below.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it "Lieter" or "Leiter?" A sketch of him in his lab coat from "Unlikely Alloys" calls him "Leiter Greenbox," although this surely would mean his first name is pronounced like "Lighter," whereas it's said like "Liter." Then again, names aren't always pronounced how they're spelled so maybe it ''is'' "Leiter." There's also the possibility that whoever jotted the name down just mixed up the I and E.
* TakenForGranite: He got turned to crystal by Shard. He got better after the SWAT Kats reversed everything Shard had done.
* UnexplainedRecovery: 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. Which leads to:
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Well, ''cat''. "Unlikely Alloys" ends before really going into what, if any, action will be taken against him, or even if the SWAT Kats will tell anyone he was the one who had Zed get the Mega-Beam and use it to blow up the mountain and almost destroy Megakat City.
** WordOfGod says he's "in the nuthouse."

[[WMG:Queen Callista]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TressMacNeille

The ruler of Megalith City, Megakat City's medieval predecessor, during the Dark Ages. She looks similar to Callie Briggs and is her ancestor.
Tropes associated with Callista:

* AllThereInTheScript: Her being Callista's ancestor is never actually stated in either "Bride of the Pastmaster" ''or'' "The Deadly Pyramid." Everyone (including the Pastmaster) just assumes it. However, her model sheet for "Bride of the Pastmaster" explicitly identifies her as "Callie's ancestor."
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: The green gem she wears around her neck and seems to be the source of her powers (although she ''can'' perform magic without it). It is capable of firing painful FrickinLaserBeams that incapacitate enemies. Too bad one of the Pastmaster's harpies crushes it.
* AllHeroesWantBlondes: Razor is pretty smitten with her. T-Bone, despite his obvious interest in her descendent Callie Briggs, doesn't seem to like Callista "that way," and ribs his partner about his crush on the Queen.
** EveryoneLovesBlondes: The Pastmaster is pretty smitten with Callista, too.
* BenevolentMageRuler: She has magic powers and is a kind and just ruler.
* BringIt: This seems to be her main motivation for accompanying her guards into battle. She knows it's ''her'' the Pastmaster wants, not her subjects, so she probably wants to draw him out. Unfortunately for her, he refuses to play her game, sending monsters in his stead.
* DamselInDistress: She gets kidnapped by two creatures (identified in the model sheets as "harpies," even though they just look like tiny dragons) and taken to the Pastmaster's tower to be forced to marry him. May also count as BadassInDistress, since she isn't exactly a pushover.
* FrontlineGeneral: She often personally goes into battle along with her guards.
* GenerationXerox: An inversion.
* LiteralCliffhanger: She almost falls off of a cliff while fleeing from the cyclops, but her chief guard Tabor pulls her up.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Although she does (for some reason) initially mistake the SWAT Kats for allies of the Pastmaster.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: One thing Callista is never shown doing is sitting on a throne or even in her throne room, period. Instead, she goes out on scouting parties with her guards and personally participates in fights.

[[WMG:Mr. Young and His Associates]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Young (center) and his two business partners.]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Robert Ito (Mr. Young)

Three Siamese businessmen who often deal with Mayor Manx. Their various efforts typically end badly, although they did finally successfully open the Anakata Island Park together.
Tropes associated with Young:

* AsianBuckTeeth: The tall businessman has them, as seen in "Volcanus Erupts!"
* BigThinShortTrio: Sort of. The thinnest is the tallest, while the fattest is the shortest. Young is of medium height and build. They're more like "Tall, Average and Short Trio."
* CameraFiend: During the development of the Anakata Island industrial park, the tall businessman is seen taking pictures of ''everything'' around him.
* CoveredInGunge: In "The Ci-Kat-A", Young, Manx and their chauffeur get splattered with alien bug guts at the end.
* FatAndSkinny: The tall businessman is very thin in addition to his height. The fat businessman's name [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin speaks for itself]].
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Young deals fairly with Manx. Also, during their attempt to build an industrial park on Anakata Island, he is the only one between him and Manx who wants to respect the natives' culture by relocating, rather than bulldozing, the sacred Talisman Stone.
* InscrutableOriental: To an extent.
* JapanesePoliteness: Although Young isn't Japanese (Japan doesn't exist as such in the ''SWAT Kats'' universe), he and his partners are obviously based off of Asian businessman stereotypes, including this; they're ''very'' polite, even when telling Manx they're no longer interested in whatever he's offering them.
* NoNameGiven: The other businessmen. Even writer Lance Falk has stated that they're just called "two silent associates" in the script for "Destructive Nature." In the show, they're only ever referred to as Young's "associates" ("My associates and I..." etc.).
* SatelliteCharacter: The other two businessman, who never say anything or contribute anything meaningful to the plot. They're just sort of "there."
* SharpDressedMan: They wear nice business suits.
* TheVoiceless: Apart from one scene where they confer with Young in whispers, the other two businessmen never speak.

->'''Voiced:''' by Creator/FrankWelker ("The Wrath of Dark Kat") and Creator/RobPaulsen ("Night of the Dark Kat")

->''"It's too dangerous, Annie!"''

Al is the ''Kat's Eye News'' helicopter pilot.
Tropes associated with Al:
* ActionSurvivor: He's just trying to do his job and fly the news helicopter.
* ChronicallyCrashedCar: The news helicopter, although through no fault of Al's.
* MauveShirt: His name is only mentioned once and he's barely even a supporting character, and unlike Ann and Jonny he hasn't got PlotArmor.
* ProperlyParanoid: In "The Wrath of Dark Kat," he objects to Ann's demand that he fly closer to the Fear Ship, and she considers him a wimp. When he finally gives in and flies closer, they get shot down. In "Night of the Dark Kat," he flat out refuses to go anywhere ''near'' the hijacked Turbokat because it just shot down what looked like a hundred Enforcer choppers.
* PutOnABus: Although the news copter appears many times, Al isn't seen in the second season.
** This is especially egregious in the episode "SWAT Kats Unplugged," in which we see a partial interior of the helicopter but the pilot's seat is completely empty.


[[folder:The Rogues Gallery]]
[[WMG:Dark Kat and his Creeplings]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Brock Peters (Dark Kat), Creator/CharlieAdler (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:
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Like Dr. Viper, he never wears any shoes. Probably because his feet are so darn huge. In addition, in some scenes, it's possible to see his bare thigh through the part in his robe, suggesting he [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal doesn't wear pants]].
* BlackCloak: He wears an impressively villainous-looking hooded black cloak with red trim over a gray robe, with a big metal pauldron bearing his stylized [[SigilSpam "D" emblem]].
* BlankWhiteEyes: He has solid yellow eyes without pupils.
* BigBad: Arguably the most powerful and ambitious villain in the entire series.
* BigNo: As befitting his status as the SWAT Kats' arch-enemy, Big D is fond of crying "Nooooo!" whenever he gets defeated (most notably in "Katastrophe" when he gets trapped in his [[HoistByHisOwnPetard own forcefield bubble]]).
* BombThrowingAnarchist: Essentially his goals in a nutshell. Wants to cause chaos and turn Megakat City into a lawless nightmare, or just wants to flatten it.
* BondVillainStupidity: In "Night of the Dark Kat", he chooses to simply strap the Swat Kats to a ConveyorBeltODoom and leave them to die while he and [[PsychoElectro Hard Drive]] go about their plan. Hard Drive even remarks that Dark Kat should have just let him fry them.
* CardCarryingVillain: As noted. His ultimate goal is to destroy Megakat City and replace it with his "capitol of crime" Dark Kat City.
* ClassyCane: He often carries a walking stick, although he doesn't seem to need it.
* CoolPlane: His "Doomsday Express" (actually revealed to be called the Fear Ship in behind-the-scenes materials).
* DiabolicalMastermind: If there's any kind of complicated, nefarious scheme afoot in Megakat City, Dark Kat is usually the one behind it.
* EvilPlan: Like any good villain, he uses one or more on the list in his quest to ultimately destroy Megakat City.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Considering he's voiced by Brock Peters, it isn't surprising he's got probably the deepest voice in the entire series.
* FlawExploitation: Part of his plan in "Razor's Edge". [[spoiler:He tricks Razor into thinking that he injured two elderly civilians, knowing his guilt would cause him to quit crimefighting.]]
* GlassCannon: He is very big and physically powerful, but is remarkably easy to take out with only one or two punches or kicks.
* InTheHood: Although his face is visible, his neck isn't. His head basically appears to simply be floating inside of his hood.
* MightyGlacier: Although he is usually TheUnfought despite his immense size and great physical strength, when he ''does'' involve himself in battle, it's as this.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's the SWAT Kats' mortal enemy, and he's even bigger than Commander Feral.
* LargeHam: Although he's usually presented seriously, he has his moments of villainous ham and scenery-eating.
* PurpleIsPowerful: He has purple fur and is a very powerful villain.
* ShroudedInMyth: Is the only member of the Swat Kats' rogues gallery not to be given a definite backstory. (Promotional material for the series stated that by day, he was a Megakat City judge that helped keep his true life well-hidden, but this wasn't referenced in-show.)
* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil: His ultimate goal is to turn Megakat City into Dark Kat City, a "capital of crime."
* UnexplainedRecovery: Is shot down in his ship in "The Wrath of Dark Kat," seemingly being killed, but is back again just fine in "Night of the Dark Kat." Then at the end of "Katastrophe," he blows himself, Dr. Viper ''and'' the Metallikats up rather than admit he'd lost, but once again returns just fine in "Razor's Edge."
* VillainousValor: In "The Wrath of Dark Kat," when he is caught in a net by Razor and his Creeplings are trying to free him, he tells them to forget about him and carry on with the mission: "Nevermind ''me''! Load the bomb!"
* VisionaryVillain: He wants to destroy the city and rebuild it as his own {{Egopolis}}: "Dark Kat City."

[[WMG:Dr. Viper]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

->''"I can see it all now. A spectacular 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 (and walking biohazard) 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.

See the section on Dr. Harley Street for more info one Viper's appearance in one of the three unfinished episodes, "The Doctors of Doom".
Tropes associated with Dr. Viper:
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: He temporarily becomes a giant in "Mutation City".
* BackFromTheDead: Was reanimated by the chemical that splashed on him and killed him in the first place.
* BlankWhiteEyes: He has solid yellow eyes without pupils.
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: How he's frequently introduced, including in his very first appearance.
* CameBackWrong: Of course, he wasn't exactly a decent man to begin with.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Not only does he betray and mutate Morbulus in "The Giant Bacteria," he also betrayed Dark Kat in "Katastrophe" (but only because he anticipated Dark Kat's ''own'' betrayal of him), and in "The Doctors of Doom" [[spoiler:he would've turned against Dr. Street, turning him and the other Ci-Kat-A into hideous mutants to do his bidding.]] Protip: ''Don't'' ally yourself with Dr. Viper.
** Even before becoming Viper, he betrayed his employer Dr. Zyme pretty much instantly.
* DeceptiveDisciple: He started out as Dr. Zyme's assistant, and then betrayed him to try and steal his life's work.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Hell. Yes.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: From a mere lab assistant to one of the most dangerous villains to plague Megakat City.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: More than any of the other villains, probably. Usually seen when he's in a dark or shadowy environment.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: He's usually wearing only a lab coat and nothing else.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Albeit one that appears to be several sizes too large for him.
* LanternJawOfJustice: He could do gardening with his enormous, spadelike chin!
* LaserGuidedKarma: The only reason he got mutated is because he tried to steal the mutagen.
* MadScientist: According to the "Secret Files of the SWAT Kats," little fact files which sometimes were shown at the ends of certain episodes, his ''[[CardCarryingVillain actual occupation]]'' is "Evil Biochemist."
* MixAndMatchCritter: Half-kat, half-snake.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: As a result of mutating himself (further!) into a giant monster in "Mutation City", he gains the ability to shoot acid out from under his fingernails. Although he would've been returned to normal (for a given definition of "normal") by the anti-mutagen blast at the end, "The Doctors of Doom" would've revealed he kept the acid fingernail ability.
* NeverMyFault: While trying to run away with a stolen sample of the Viper mutagen, Purvis lets the bottle break and blames Dr. Zyme for making him do it.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He tried to steal the Viper mutagen purely to sell it for money.
* PrehensileTail: Multiple times in the series, he can use his long, snakelike tail to grab objects and people.
* SnakeTalk: If there's an "S" in a sssentence, expect Dr. V to draw it out. Ssss!
* ThatManIsDead:
-->'''Dr. Zyme:''' Is that you, Purvis?
-->'''Dr. Viper:''' Not anymore! Just call me Viper. ''Doctor'' Viper. ''[[EvilLaugh (cackles)]]''
* UnexplainedRecovery: He survives no less than three gigantic explosions in as many episodes, and keeps coming back.
* VisionaryVillain: See his quote above.
* WeWillMeetAgain: As he escapes at the end of "The Origin of Dr. Viper", he promises that "You haven't seen the last of Dr. Viper!"
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He isn't seen again after "Mutation City," his next appearance being a flashback episode. He would've returned in season two's finale, "The Doctors of Doom," returned to his original "normal" mutated state, wherein he would've teamed up with ([[spoiler:and later betrayed and mutated]]) Dr. Harley Street.

[[WMG:Mushroom Monster]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

Dr. Viper's hulking half kat, half mushroom assistant.

Tropes associated with the mushroom monster:

* BlankWhiteEyes: He has solid eyes without pupils, just like his creator. They're a faint pinkish color.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: Enormous in size, he hasn't got a body to speak of, just a big, mushroom cap head with cat ears and tentacles. And a really huge mouth.
* CombatTentacles: Several of them, although he has two "main" ones he uses for "arms." The others appear to be merely for locomotion.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He'll eat pretty much anything.
* FungusHumongous: A really big green mushroom-kat thing with tenracles.
* InSeriesNickname: Mac calls him "fungus fingers," while Dark Kat calls him "fungus face."
* IntangibleMan: He's amorphous, capable of liquefying himself in order to ooze under closed doors and between tight spaces, allowing him to get into places Viper can't.
* ItCanThink: Alone among Viper's monsters, he displays intelligence despite his monstrous nature and inarticulate growling. He is shown utilizing stealth to sneak up on enemies, and he was able to figure out that the "fisherman" assisting the SWAT Kats was actually Feral in disguise and unmask him.
* MixAndMatchCritter: Half kat, half mushroom. With tentacles.
* NighInvulnerability: He's very difficult (if not outright impossible) to kill, having survived being splattered everywhere by an explosion.
* RedEyesTakeWarning[=/=]GlowingEyesOfDoom: When he's angry or attacking, his normally pink eyes glow red.
* TheSpeechless: He just growls and snarls.
* UnexplainedRecovery: He's splattered all over the Turbokat when Megakat Biochemical Labs explodes, but is back just fine with Viper later on. Presumably he survived by [[PullingThemselvesTogether pulling himself back together]] offscreen [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]]-style (likely, given his amorphous nature), or Viper just made another one (also likely).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He doesn't reappear after "Katastrophe."

[[WMG:The Metallikats]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Molly and Mac]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Neil Ross (Mac) and Creator/AprilWinchell (Molly)

->'''Molly:''' ''"The Metallikats are runniní this city now! And as soon as we finish some personal business--"''
->'''Mac:''' ''"Like rubbiní out that crud Mayor Manx!"''
->'''Molly:''' ''"--weíre gonna tear up this town like a scratchiní post!"''

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:
* ArmCannon: They're [[IncrediblyLamePun armed]] (ha) with forearm-mounted weapons which are [[AllThereInTheManual called multi-weapons]].
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Yeah, they bicker almost constantly, but they've got each other's backs. Prime example; Molly gets electrocuted while the two are trying to rob the city mint annnd...
-->'''Mac:''' MOLLY!! *runs to her side* Molly, are you okay? Say somethin'!
-->'''Molly:''' Get the loot ya big sap... uhhh... *loses consciousness*
-->'''Mac:''' Forget the loot, I'm gettin' you outta here!
* BackFromTheDead[=/=]UnexplainedRecovery: Twice! First Professor Hackle revives them, then [[spoiler:they survive getting zapped by Feral in "Metal Urgency".]]
* BadassLongcoat[=/=]NiceHat: When they wear clothes at all.
* CatsAreSnarkers[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: If they're not insulting each other, they're insulting the SWAT Kats. Or Mayor Manx. Or Commander Feral. Or...
* CoolCar[=/=]WeaponizedCar: Their Metallikat Express.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: If nothing else, they really do love their work.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Mac certainly does. Molly even declares him the worst driver in history. Mac rationalizes how he drives thusly: "I don't have to drive well in ''this'' little [[CoolCar hot rod]]! Everyone else jumps outta the way!"
* HappilyMarried: More or less.
* ILied: In "A Bright and Shiny Future," after they break their word to the Pastmaster, he's understandably upset. Mac outright says "ILied" in response:
--> '''Pastmaster:''' We had a deal!\\
'''Mac:''' I lied. Sue me.
* KillerRobot: Having the minds of two unrepentant gangsters probably has something to do with it.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Though they actually ''are'' married.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[OutlawCouple Bonnie and Clyde]] as wisecracking FunnyAnimal {{Killer Robot}}s.
* OutlawCouple
* ShockCollar: In "Katastrophe", Dark Kat and Dr. Viper keep the Metallikats in their LegionOfDoom by attaching "neuro scramblers" to their necks.
* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: There's no real reason that the bodies Professor Hackle gave them should be so heavily equipped for combat and crime. Professor Hackle just creates superweapons as a hobby without really considering what they'll be used for.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Mac is pretty stocky, while [[StatuesqueStunner Molly towers over him.]]
* UglyGuyHotWife: From what we see of them in a flashback, Mac was stout and big-lipped before he became a robot. [[FemmeFatale Molly, on the other hand...]]
* WeaponizedCar: Their Metallikat Express.

[[WMG:The Pastmaster]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Keene Curtis

An ancient sorcerer whose magical pocket watch functions as both a TimeTravel device and a weapon that shoots energy beams. This medieval miscreant wants to return present day Megakat City to its MiddleAges incarnation of Megalith City, but he's also known for creating "time vortexes" to bring monsters from the past (like [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] and {{mumm|y}}ies) 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:
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: In "Bride of the Pastmaster," he is obsessed with forcing Queen Callista to marry him.
* ArtifactOfDoom: 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").
* BigNo: Is fond of unleashing these whenever he's defeated. In fact, he does it in all four of his appearances.
* EvilLuddite: 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 [[VillainTeamUp teaming up with the Metallikats]] to make a BadFuture where machines rule.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: He rings up a buncha zombies in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice". Why? Just 'cuz!
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty[=/=]LoveMakesYouCrazy: He kidnaps Queen Callista (in "Bride of the Pastmaster"), and then her [[IdenticalGrandson 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. [[NoYay Thank God]].
* ImmortalityImmorality: He views other kats as "foolish mortals" and doesn't think very highly of them, when he thinks of them at ''all'', Callista (and later Callie) being a weird exception.
* InTheHood: Like Dark Kat, his face just kind of "floats" inside his hood when it's up, although one weird shot in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" shows visible neck vertebrae. When he pulls the hood back, though, exposing his entire head, he has a visible neck.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In "Bride of the Pastmaster". By tampering with the timestream, the Pastmaster accidentally brings the SWAT Kats to his time, thus fulfilling the prophecy. [[OhCrap Oops]].
%%* OurLichesAreDifferent
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A skeleton kat-wizard.
* PragmaticVillainy: More than some of the other villains. He never does evil things for evil's sake, and whether or not he kills (or tries to kill) "foolish mortals" is entirely dependent on what he's attempting to accomplish at the time. He lets the grave robbers go in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" because he doesn't care yet whether anyone knows that he exists, but in "The Deadly Pyramid" he makes a concerted effort to kill Randall the photographer, and then Dr. Sinian and her assistant Henson, lest they escape and warn anyone of the coming mummy army. But once the SWAT Kats and Enforcers show up, the element of surprise is ruined, so he abandons all efforts to directly harm Sinian and co. and focuses his attention on attacking the city.
* PurpleIsPowerful: A powerful wizard who wears purple robes. A lot of his magical energy (when it isn't reddish) is also on the purplish side.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", he mentions that he's been "imprisoned... for 800 years."
* RedBaron: His real name is never given.
* SealedEvilInACan: If only those grave robbers in "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice" had picked another cemetery to desecrate...
* SkullForAHead: After a fashion. Not as much as the Red Lynx, though. He weirdly still has hair, his nose and cat ears though.
* SquishyWizard: DependingOnTheWriter. Sometimes, he is just as physically weak as he appears; other times, he is surprisingly strong and tough.
* TimeTravel: This is his main tactic.
* UncertainDoom: We don't know if his fall into the molten lava at the end of "The Deadly Pyramid" is the end of him. He [[UnexplainedRecovery survived]] being essentially vaporized in "Bride of the Pastmaster," but who can say for certain?
* UnexplainedRecovery: His being disintegrated along with his dragon in "Bride of the Pastmaster," he's back again just fine in "A Bright and Shiny Future."

[[WMG:Hard Drive]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RobPaulsen

A {{cyberpunk}} "technology pirate" who wears a "Surge Coat" that gives him the power to steal secured computer files, control vehicles, and turn into a PureEnergy 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:
* BadassLongcoat: The surge coat, which gives him his powers, doubles as this, at least visually.
* BlankWhiteEyes: In his case, they become yellow when he activates the Surge Coat.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Without the Surge Coat, he's just a normal kat.
* EnergyBeings: He can become one when it suits him, provided he has the Surge Coat on, anyway.
* MadeOfIron: He somehow survives ''two'' direct blasts from a bazooka, with and without the Surge Coat.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: How Dark Kat coerces him into helping him.
* PowerDyesYourHair: When he's normal, his hair is a shaggy brown mop the same color as his fur. But when he fires up the Surge Coat, his hair stands up into a mohawk and turns blonde.
* PsychoElectro: His Surge Coat gives him electrical powers, and he is often of questionable sanity.
* RedBaron: We never learn his real name.
* {{Technopath}}: When he wears the Surge Coat, he can control machines and other electrical devices using little bolts of electricity from his fingertip. For example, although he flies the stolen Turbokat manually by gripping the steering stick, he fires its weapons by sending a little electrical bolt into the control panel, somehow making the jet not only fire the missiles, but the specific missiles he wants.

->'''Voiced by:''' Roddy [=McDowall=]

->''"Iím a tough act to get off the stage!"''

Insane comedian Lenny Ringtail, whose mind snapped when he was turned down as a TalkShow host in favor of [[Creator/DavidLetterman 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:
* AsteroidsMonster: At one point, when he's shot while in his giant bouncy ball form, he simply explodes into thousands of giggling miniature Madkat bouncy balls which then [[PullingThemselvesTogether reform]] into the original Madkat.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: It's revealed all the dingle-bells on Madkat's jester's cap must be destroyed to stop him.
* BigNo: Lenny Ringtail lets one fly when the asylum orderly watches ''The David Litterbin Show'' at the beginning ("Noooooo! Stop!"), and when T-Bone destroys the final bell on Madkat's cap, he, too, unleashes a pretty epic one upon being defeated.
* TheBadGuyWins: Madkat temporarily manages this against Litterbin, Manx, Feral, Briggs, and even Razor before ultimately being blown away by T-Bone; Ringtail, meanwhile, is ultimately returned to the asylum, but not before seemingly regaining his fame and fortune as a result of all of the post-Madkat publicity.
* CombatTentacles: When in his octopus form, he has several big yellow and orange tentacles.
* DeadpanSnarker: Okay, so he's not very deadpan, but he's definitely a snarker.
* DemonicPossession: He takes over the body of Lenny Ringtail. However, it's not a simple VillainOverride like in most cases; he behaves as though he's actually both characters acting in unison, thus carrying shades of FusionDance as well.
* KillerYoYo: He conjures up a yo-yo consisting of two saw blades to cut open Feral's car.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Even before he possesses the body of Creator/JayLeno {{Expy}} Lenny Ringtail, Madkat's got a serious jawline.
* LargeHam: Once Madkat possesses Ringtail. You can almost imagine the glee Roddy [=McDowall=] was having playing someone like Madkat. He's ComicBook/TheJoker with the powers of Bat-mite.
* MonsterClown: What was your first clue?
* OneShotCharacter: For a villain who appeared in only one episode, he has quite a fan following. Due to this, he's the only one shot villain to get a level in the video game.
* PowersViaPossession: For both Madkat the possessor ''and'' Ringtail the possessed. Before being taken over, Ringtail was just a regular guy (albeit an insane one capable of breaking a baseball bat in half). Being possessed gave him superpowers. As for Madkat, before he takes over Ringtail, he's just a snarky ghost in a talking jack-in-the-box, and it's pretty obvious he needs a body in order to have his magic powers.
* SealedEvilInACan: His ghost haunts a creepy-looking jack-in-the-box in an antique shop.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: Madkat can be any size he wishes, from tiny enough to hide inside an envelope to growing about ten feet tall to intimidate Mayor Manx, and then even ''larger'' on the bridge later when he captures Feral.
* SlasherSmile: Probably has the scariest grin of all the villains.
* RealityWarper: Not unlike ComicBook/TheJoker during the ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'' storyline.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can morph himself into a Madkat-themed anything, from a giant bouncy ball to a motorcycle to a giant octopus.
* WillingChanneler: Ringtail is persuaded to ''let'' Madkat take him over.

[[WMG:The Red Lynx]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkHamill

->'''Red Lynx:''' ''"Manx is mine!"''\\
'''T-Bone:''' ''"Over my dead body!"''\\
'''Red Lynx:''' ''"Mineís already dead!"''

During "[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Mega War 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:
* AcePilot: As noted above, he is an ''awesome'' pilot. He would have to be to fight a jet on even terms in an old biplane.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He's actually a better pilot than T-Bone. Not only that, but T-Bone actually learned most of what he knows about dogfighting by studying him.
* BackFromTheDead: Returns from the grave after his biplane is dredged up by some construction workers and taken to the museum.
* DemotedToExtra: Does appear in the Super Nintendo game, but you'd have to look hard and be intimately familiar with the show to pick him out.
* GogglesDoNothing: Although he is seen with his flight goggles down over his eyes in the historical footage from the war, he never actually uses them in the present day (likely because [[FridgeHorror he's dead]] and needs no eye protection) and they just sit up on his hat for decoration (or he doesn't care enough about his appearance to remove them).
* OnlyICanKillHim: [[spoiler:See the Mayor Manx section for more details.]]
* ANaziByAnyOtherName[=/=]PuttingOnTheReich: Averted completely. Despite being repeatedly described as "the most evil pilot in history" and having what amounts to a German accent ''and'' dying in a war that was an {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, he has more in common with Imperial German fighter pilots from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, both in [[RedBaron name]], dress and choice of aircraft.
* RedBaron: Not only is he an {{expy}} of the TropeNamer, but he's known only by his two nicknames--his real name is never revealed.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has solid red eyes without any visible pupils.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motivation for coming BackFromTheDead.
* SinsOfOurFathers: Debatable. Although he targets Mayor Manx because he's named Manx and Manx's great-grandfather is the one who shot him down, the episode is maddeningly unclear whether the Red Lynx even realizes this is a different member of the Manx family.
* SkullForAHead: Like the Pastmaster, though, he inexplicably still has kitty cat ears.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Averted. See above.

[[WMG:Mutilor and Traag]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Mutilor and Traag]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MichaelDorn (Mutilor) and Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (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 SpacePirate. 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:
* BlankWhiteEyes: Mutilor has solid yellow eyes with no pupils. Averted with Traag, who has solid red eyes but does have pupils.
* CombatPragmatist: Mutilor has no time for such silly things as MookChivalry. When the SWAT Kats manage to reach his control room, he orders pretty much his entire compliment of armed guards to just swarm the good guys and pile onto them. It works.
* CoolShip: Mutilor stole his mothership from the Aquians, a kat-like race of {{Technical Pacifist}}s.
* EvilSoundsDeep: With Creator/MichaelDorn playing Mutilor, what else would you expect?
* LargeAndInCharge: He's the biggest of all the evil aliens we see, and consequently their leader.
* LargeHam: Mutilor stands out in a series full of them.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Mutilor, who possesses four ''really'' big, muscular arms.
* OutsideGenreFoe: Even in this series, it's hard to find a bad guy who is an alien, let alone an enemy not remotely cat related.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Traag has red eyes.
* SpacePirates: Mutilor is actually proud of this.
* SycophanticServant[=/=]YesMan: Traag.
* ThisCannotBe: More or less Mutilor's reaction when it turns out the SWAT Kats survived his DrowningPit.
-->''"How can this be?!"''
* WorthyOpponent: How Mutilor regards the SWAT Kats.
-->''"It was so refreshing to clash with true warriors. Itís a shame I must destroy you."''

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KathSoucie

->''"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 AirborneAircraftCarrier, an AmazonBrigade 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.

Although she's officially a OneShotCharacter, she was going to return in a second episode, aptly titled "Turmoil 2: The Revenge", before the series got canned. [[https://swatkats.info/scripts/turmoil-2-the-revenge.pdf The script]] has been posted by a ''SWAT Kats'' fan site.
Tropes associated with Turmoil:
* AirborneAircraftCarrier: She's the captain of a massive flying warship, complete with its own armada of fighter jets, the [[EliteMooks Omega Squadron]].
* AmazonBrigade: All of her fighter pilots--and her crew in general--are women. She never met a man who could match them...[[AllAmazonsWantHercules until she saw T-Bone in action.]]
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler:She returns in the unfinished episode "Turmoil 2" only to fall off a cliff at the end.]]
* BenevolentBoss: She makes sure her MookLieutenant and other imprisoned EliteMooks are up the rescue ladder during the prison break at the beginning of "Turmoil 2" before she herself climbs up. She does however kick off a prisoner named Olga who wasn't part of her original crew but who'd helped plan the escape, apparently just ForTheEvulz.
* DatingCatwoman: Her relationship with T-Bone.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:She gets swept off of a cliff to her presumed death by an avalanche.]]
* DoesNotLikeMen: A subtle example, in that her whole crew is female, and she's specifically mentioned that she never met a male pilot who could match them. Subverted, however, in that she's obviously not above admitting that T-Bone's an impressive pilot...or falling in love with him, for that matter.
* FemmeFatale: Especially noteworthy, as she was the only independent female villain of note to show up in the series.
* HandStomp: She tries to do this to [[spoiler:Cybertron]] at the end of "Turmoil 2."
* ILied: Said verbatim to Olga in "Turmoil 2" before kicking her off the rescue ladder, after she'd promised her she could come with her.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Puts T-Bone into this position to determine his loyalty.
* JustAStupidAccent: She speaks in a vaguely Russian-like accent.
* KillSat: In the "Turmoil 2" script, she steals the Mega-Beam (a powerful laser intended to prevent earthquakes by sealing fault lines, [[ContinuityNod previously featured]] in "Unlikely Alloys") and uses it to threaten Megakat City.
* LovesOnlyGold: Both times, her plan has involved extorting huge amounts of gold from Megakat City, so it seems she ''really'' likes gold. [[spoiler:She isn't ''so'' obsessed with it that she won't abandon it to safely escape her CollapsingLair at the end of "Turmoil 2", though.]]
* MindControlDevice: The "Turmoil 2" script has her using a "Crown of Obedience" to turn T-Bone into her mental slave.
* PinnedToTheWall: At one point in "Turmoil 2," she pulls a gun, but Razor fires a dart that pins the sleeve of her uniform against the wall, sticking her there.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Her uniform, complete with a CommissarCap.
* RedBaron: You guessed it--no real name given. Unless, of course, Turmoil really ''is'' her name.
* SkyPirate: She uses the Vertigo Beam to disable any aircraft over Megakat City, threatening the city unless she's paid a weekly protection fee.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:She tries this with a grenade at the end of "Turmoil 2," but T-Bone knocks it out of her hand. It blows up, creating an avalanche, so that she is the only one who gets (possibly) killed.]]
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler:Although "Turmoil 2" ends with her [[DisneyVillainDeath falling off a cliff]], considering how easily ''SWAT Kats'' villains survive incidents that should have killed them, who can say what happened to her?]]
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitch]]: Even though her cellmate Olga helped plan their escape from Alkatraz at the beginning of "Turmoil 2", when it comes time for them to leave, CardCarryingVillain Turmoil kicks her off the escape jet's rescue ladder.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: Especially ones who can outfly their EliteMooks!
* WouldHurtAChild: In "Turmoil 2", one of her Mega-Beam attacks endangers a school bus full of kids, but [[InfantImmortality the SWAT Kats save them]].

[[WMG:Rex Shard]]
->'''Voiced by:''' John Vernon

->''"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:
* AchillesHeel: Can be shattered by strong sonic vibrations, although to keep the episode from being ''too'' violent it actually just makes him shrink back to normal size.
%%* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever
* BlankWhiteEyes: After transforming, he has blank yellow eyes.
* BigNo: Unleashes a pretty epic one when he's shattered at the end.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Focuses the sun's rays through his hand to create a solar laser beam.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He used to be just another convict. Then he got super-powers. ''Then'' he grew to a hundred feet tall.
* TheMagicTouch: Everything Shard touches turns into crystal, either brittle and fragile or hard as a diamond.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]StevenUlyssesPerhero: 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?
* MiracleGroMonster: 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.
* MotiveDecay: Big time. He starts out explicitly wanting revenge on Meece and Greenbox, even though his present condition is [[NeverMyFault entirely his own fault]], but after he turns them into crystal, he just sort of resorts to random acts of heinous crystallization, apparently for lack of anything better to do.
* NeverMyFault: He blames Warden Meece and Dr. Greenbox for his condition, even though it's ''his'' fault for foolishly trying to open the compartment in the Gemkat 6000 containing the diamonds, resulting in the explosion.
* NighInvulnerability: Being made of solid crystal means nothing can penetrate him. However, he can be cracked or shattered by loud enough sounds.
* NoOntologicalInertia: Once Shard is de-powered, everything he crystallized reverts back to normal, starting from the last object he touched. The warden who got shattered is probably still in bad shape, though...
* OffWithHisHead: Rolling, bodiless versions of his crystalline head show up as enemies in the Super Nintendo game, for some reason.
* OneShotCharacter: Although he was intended to return in another episode, it never materialized.
* RockMonster: Of a sort, being made out of green crystal.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Before his accident, he's seen working in the mines in just pants and shoes, exposing his muscular upper body.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JimCummings

->''"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 test subject for Dr. Viper, who mutates him into that episode's [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Fifty Foot Whatever]], a ravenous purple bacteria monster.

Tropes associated with Morbulus:
* AlasPoorVillain: The poor genius didn't quite deserve to go out as a monster.
* AsteroidsMonster: Shooting the bacteria monster causes it to split apart into more bacteria monsters like an amoeba. Unlike many examples of this trope, the new monsters don't start out smaller than the original one. Also, it can only divide a limited number of times (see below).
* BeardOfEvil: He is in fact the only character (besides a briefly-seen blacksmith in "Bride of the Pastmaster") who has a beard.
* BigNo: When he gets transformed. Dr. Viper replies with a BigYes.
* BlobMonster: The bacteria monster(s) he's turned into, although they have a definite humanoid shape with arms, legs, etc.
* ExtraEyes[=/=]EyesDoNotBelongThere: The aforementioned second pair of eyes in the back of his head. He even wears flight goggles with extra lenses. Interestingly, he's also one of the few characters in a show full of felines with slits for pupils (in all four eyes!).
** This allows the bacteria monster(s) he gets turned into to have eyes when they divide like amoebas. The original four-eyed monster divides into two monsters with two eyes, and one of those divides into two monsters with one eye. (A weird animation error, however, results in ''all three'' monsters having only one eye at one point.)
* ExtremeOmnivore: The bacteria monster(s) eat pretty much anything.
* FakingTheDead: How he escapes the Enforcers.
* ForTheEvulz: Why he seems to be bombing oil refineries.
* HighVoltageDeath: How he - or rather, the monster(s) he's turned into - gets killed. One monster is electrocuted by the third rail in a subway, another is fried from the inside out by a Megavolt Missile, and the third is killed when downed powerlines fall on it.
* LanternJawOfJustice: He's got a pretty big chin.
* MesACrowd[=/=]SelfDuplication: As a result of being an AsteroidsMonster, the original four-eyed bacteria monster Morbulus gets turned into can divide, although the creature can apparently only do this three times to create four monsters, being limited by the number of eyes it has to divide up among the new monsters. The eyes themselves don't seem like they can divide (we never see a one-eyed bacteria monster divide).
* [[MegaMicrobes Mega-Microbe]]: What Dr. Viper turns him into after he agrees to let Morbulus "help" him. Kind of. It's unclear if the monster is a giant germ, or a monster ''made'' of germs. Either way, both the episodes title and the dialogue refer to it as a "giant bacteria."
* MiracleGroMonster: The original bacteria monster is only slightly larger than a regular kat. The more the creatures eat, however, the larger they get. The final one is the size of a building.
* NighInvulnerability: Of the "Made of Liquid" variety. Ordinary weapons won't do a thing against the bacteria monsters. They'll either [[IntangibleMan pass through their bodies]], or, worse, cause them to divide. Only heat and/or electricity seems to kill them.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Twice he gets dropped from great heights. The first time, he's grabbed out of the sky by the SWAT Kats, stopping his fall so suddenly he should've broken his neck ''and'' back. Afterward, they let him go from a lower height and he drops into the ocean.
* RasputinianDeath: CoveredInGunge, mutated into a [[MegaMicrobes Mega-Microbe]] BlobMonster, and ''then'' KilledOffForReal (three times!). They ''REALLY'' did not want this guy coming back.
* SlasherSmile: As the bacteria monster(s). They have permanent, open-mouthed evil grins.
* StockUnderwear: He has to ditch his clothes at one point, and winds up in purple boxer shorts and a wifebeater.
* ThrowingTheDistraction: He escapes from the Enforcers by taking his clothes off underwater, then reassembling them to make it look like he's still in them. Overlaps with GivingThemTheStrip somewhat.

->'''Voiced by:''' Nick Chinlund

A crazy helicopter pilot who the SWAT Kats fight. Despite being described as "their most elusive adversary," they pursue him for all of one minute before defeating him. He may or may not be a hyena, something which is hotly debated in the fandom.

Tropes associated with Chopshop:

* BitPartBadGuy: He's in "SWAT Kats Unplugged" only very briefly.
* BlankWhiteEyes: He has solid green eyes without pupils.
* TheHyena: He has a very annoying laugh, which leads T-Bone to call him a "laughin' hyena."
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: After initially being defeated, he gets out his helicopter with laser gun blazing... only to have Felina [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands shoot the weapon]] from his hand, whereupon he instantly surrenders.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has a big pink mane. It's probably dyed.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

An enormous fire demon released from a volcano.

Tropes associated with Volcanus:

* BlankWhiteEyes: The usual evil yellow eyes without pupils, something of a running theme among ''SWAT Kats'' villains.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Zig-zagged. Razor needs a heat suit to get close enough to him to plant the bomb in his weak spot, but when he grabs Feral's helicopter, the aircraft doesn't melt, and Feral is able to climb out through the smashed windshield and grab a lifeline the SWAT Kats drop him, with no ill effects from the heat that must be pouring off of the hand holding his copter.
* {{Fireballs}}: His main weapon, which he forms in his hands and throws.
* ImplacableMan: He just relentlessly marches forwards without hardly ever changing expression, and shrugs off pretty everything the SWAT Kats and the Enforcers throw at him. The most he ever really does is narrow his eyes in slight annoyance.
* InSeriesNickname: "Lava lips."
* KillItWithWater: Averted. When he wades into the ocean chasing Mayor Manx and his party in their speedboat, he sinks under, and Manx assures everyone that "the water has put out the fire demon." [[DontCelebrateJustYet Unfortunately]], once they pull up to the pier, Volcanus erupts out of the water, having been ''too hot'' for the mere ''ocean'' to put out, and just walked along the ocean floor to reach Megakat City.
* MightyGlacier: He may not be fast, but he's ''very'' big and immensely powerful, and often just needs to casually walk into (and through!) buildings to destroy them.
* NighInvulnerability: He's huge and made of what appears to be solid rock with lava underneath. Conventional weapons don't do diddly to him. However, despite being a demon, he can still be killed if hit in just the right spot, and Razor sticks a bomb in said weak spot, causing Volcanus to blow up real good.
* PlayingWithFire: Being a fire demon, he has a variety of fire-based powers, particularly the ability to breath fire and form fireballs in his hands to throw them.
* RockMonster: Part of being an ancient, evil fire demon.
* SealedEvilInACan: He was imprisoned inside the volcano on Anataka Island, kept there by the power of the Talisman Stone, until an unwitting construction worker drove his bulldozer into the Stone, shattering it, unleashing Volcanus.
* TheSpeechless: He never speaks, just growls and roars. Either he is incapable of speech or just has nothing to say to the puny little mortals he's trampling underfoot.
* SupernaturalBodyHeat: He gives off body heat so extreme that he can melt things just by touching them. He walks through a bridge in this fashion as it melts like it's made of wax.
* UngratefulBastard: Probably unintentional, but the first thing he does upon being released is destroy the bulldozer that hit the Talisman Stone and freed him.

[[WMG:Dr. Harley Street]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RobertRidgely

An astronomer employed at MASA (Megakat Aeronautics and Space Administration) who discovers, and is taken over by, the Ci-Kat-A. He slowly turns into one as he attempts to help them conquer the world.

He appears in [[OneShotCharacter only one]] finished episode, "The Ci-Kat-A", but he would have returned in one of the three unfinished episodes, "The Doctors of Doom", in which he would have done a VillainTeamUp with Dr. Viper. A detailed plot outline is available [[https://swatkats.info/scripts/the-doctors-of-doom.pdf here]].
Tropes associated with the Ci-Kat-A:
* AlasPoorVillain: Although it's a little unfair to call him a villain, considering he never had much choice once he got bitten, he's still an antagonist and comes to a ''really'' bad end in the unfinished episode "The Doctors of Doom." [[spoiler:Betrayed by Dr. Viper, he gets mutated (even further!) and turned into a giant scarab, then killed off.]]
* AllWebbedUp: Turns out - as per "The Doctors of Doom" - that he and the other converted kats can puke yellow slime to cocoon victims just like the "natural" Ci-Kat-A can.
* AssimilationPlot: In "The Ci-Kat-A," he never bites anyone personally, although he ''does'' try and give Callie a nibble. In the unfinished ep. "The Doctors of Doom," however, he does get to bite and convert a group of [[AssholeVictim escaped convicts]].
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler:Returns in "The Doctors of Doom," one of the unfinished episodes, only to get mutated into a giant scarab and then killed off.]]
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Like all the kats the Ci-Kat-A convert, he's slowly turning ''into'' one of them. [[spoiler:And in "The Doctors of Doom" he becomes an enormous beetle, courtesy of Dr. Viper.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: His state the moment he's bitten by the queen. Even after she dies, he continues insisting (as per the unfinished episode "The Doctors of Doom") that the Ci-Kat-A are the superior race and ''must'' conquer Megakat City.
* DestinationDefenestration: He's blasted out the window of the penthouse at the end of "The Ci-Kat-A," to his supposed DisneyVillainDeath.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. It's suggested at the end of "The Ci-Kat-A" (his wings notwithstanding), then the unfinished episode "The Doctors of Doom" reveals he survived. [[spoiler:And at the end of the episode, he, in his mutated form, falls down the flooded nuclear power plant cooling tower to simultaneously drown ''and'' be crushing by falling chunks of concrete.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: In "The Doctors of Doom," it would've been revealed that he has scars radiating out from the center of his face from where the Octopus Missile's claws dug into him.
* HiveMind: The queen may be dead, but the hive mind remains. Street however seems mostly free of any control (considering there's no one ''to'' control him) and operates independently. However, anyone he bites instantly obeys him.
* InsufferableGenius: Sorta. We see very little of him before he gets bitten and turned, but the way he talks about "the fools here" at MASA suggests he has some traits of this.
* LabCoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Although it becomes more and more tattered and shredded as the episode goes on and his transformation keeps progressing.
* MadScientist: His scientific background doesn't enter into things much during the events of "The Ci-Kat-A," but by the time he's teaming up with Dr. Viper in the unfinished episode "The Doctors of Doom," he's become a full-fledged mad scientist, following his ally's example by paying Megakat Biochemical Labs and its vast store of katalysts a visit.
* MixAndMatchCritter: Half kat-alien bug, half kat. [[spoiler:''Then'' half kat-alien bug, half kat and half giant beetle. Yikes.]]
* SuperDrowningSkills: [[spoiler:In his mutant beetle form, he can't swim, and drowns inside the flooded cooling tower. The debris landing on him and pushing him under the water didn't help.]]
* SinisterShades: Wears them during the early stages of his [[BodyHorror transformation]] to hide his (literal) bug eyes. He doesn't get to do a cool GlassesPull reveal like the guard, though.
* VillainTeamup: With Dr. Viper. [[spoiler:It doesn't last long.]]

[[WMG:The Ci-Kat-A]]
[[caption-width-right:350:The queen.]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CharlieAdler

Evil purple [[InsectoidAliens cicada-like aliens]]. A [[InsectQueen pregnant female]] comes to the SWAT Kats' planet aboard a satellite, lays eggs, and the aliens begin trying to take over Megakat City (and the world!).
Tropes associated with the Ci-Kat-A:
* AllWebbedUp: They can excrete a thick yellow slime from their mouths to cocoon enemies.
* AssimilationPlot: This seems to be their queen's plan besides laying eggs and creating tons of drones. The first thing she does is bite MASA's Dr. Street and a security guard. Her children also bite and convert several kats.
* BeePeople: Their social structure is just the queen and her many, many drones. Unlike some examples, though, the queen is indistinguishable from her natural children apart from her size (even before growing to {{Kaiju}} size, she was taller than a normal Ci-Kat-A).
* BigCreepyCrawlies: They're kat-sized purple bugs. The queen becomes even bigger eventually.
* BizarreAlienBiology: They reproduce both by a female who lays eggs, producing apparently male drones, ''and'' by biting and converting beings native to whatever world they live on. They also eat radioactive materials, vomit a sticky yellow slime to cocoon victims... the list goes on.
* BodyHorror: Anyone bitten by a Ci-Kat-A begins slowly turning into one.
* GlassesPull: When a MASA guard who'd been bitten by the queen confronts Ann and Jonny ("I ''warned'' you!"), he whips off his SinisterShades to expose his insectoid eyes.
* HelicopterBlender: One is knocked into the rotors of an Enforcer chopper. It [[DiscretionShot cuts away]] [[KilledOffScreen just before we see him hit]].
* HiveMind: Suggested by the fact that whoever gets turned into a Ci-Kat-A by bite immediately starts obeying the queen without question.
* InsectQueen: The queen, the largest and most intelligent of all the Ci-Kat-A, and (apparently) the only one capable of laying eggs. Weirdly, the SWAT Kats often refer to her with male pronouns ("Fly in close and tie up his wings!").
* InsectoidAliens: This describes them in a nutshell.
* KillItWithFire: The Enforcers torch the queen's second nest in the Megkat Tower.
* MonsterIsAMommy: The original alien who comes down aboard Kat Sat 1 is female, and consequently, all the Ci-Kat-A except the ones created through biting are her offspring.
* OffhandBackhand: Done to a nuclear power plant technician by the queen. He yells at her that "This is a secured area!" and she simply knocks him aside.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Ci-Kat-A emit a [[BrownNote piercing shriek]] which is painful to the ears and capable of shattering glass.
* MiracleGroMonster; The queen grows to {{Kaiju}} size after gobbling up a few nuclear fuel rods.
* MixAndMatchCritter: Half alien bug, half kat.
* OutsideGenreFoe: Like Mutilor, they're evil aliens rather than terrestrial enemies.
* PhlebotinumMuncher: They eat radioactive materials, gobbling the stuff up like it was candy.
* PurpleIsPowerful: The queen and her offspring all have purple fur.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The "natural" Ci-Kat-A (i.e., the queen and her brood) have red compound eyes. Averted with the kat victims who are bitten and turn into Ci-Kat-A; their compound eyes are green.
* RubberForeheadAliens: They're kat versions of this. They inexplicably have pointed kitty ears, furry cheek tufts, feline tails, etc. in the same way aliens in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' have inexplicably human traits. They could easily be kat actors in costumes.
* SinisterShades: The converted kats wear them during the early stages of their transformations to hide their green compound eyes.
* SquashedFlat: The queen is killed when the burning penthouse of the Megakat Tower falls on top of her, crushing her to death.
* TakingYouWithMe: After the SWAT Kats tie up her wings so she can't fly, the queen grabs Razor out of the Turbokat as she falls, intent on dragging him down with her.
* TheVirus: How their bite seems to work; anyone bitten by a Ci-Kat-A turns into one.
* TheVoiceless: Except for those among them who used to be kats, they're incapable of speech (at least the sort of speech kats understand). And except for Street, even the former kats seem to gradually lose their ability to speak (that or they [[TheSpeechless just have nothing to say]]).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never do learn the fate of the Ci-Kat-A who got sent into space aboard the MASA rocket, and five converted MASA guards in the early stages of their transformation are also unaccounted for at the end of the episode.

[[WMG:Katrina Moorkroft]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Nancy Linari

An unused villainess that would've debuted in "Succubus!" (a.k.a. "The Curse of Kataluna"), Katrina is a wealthy heiress and a major investor in Megakat City. She owns Moorkroft Manor and the Moorkroft Philharmonic Hall. Described in Glenn Leopold's script as "mysteriously beautiful," she is in reality an evil succubus who drains the life from her victims. She tries to do so to Commander Feral. While "Succubus!" was never finished due to ''SWAT Kats''' abrupt cancellation, you can read the script [[https://swatkats.info/scripts/succubus.pdf here]].

Tropes associated with Katrina:
* BenevolentBoss: She surprisingly treats her servants quite well.
* BigNo: She utters one when she is defeated [[spoiler:just before poofing into dust]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She may ''seem'' nice, but she is anything but.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: She is describing as writhing in ecstasy and issuing forth "gasping moans" as she drains her victims' life energy.
* EyeBeams: She is described as firing "lasers" from her eyes.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Sure, a life-sucking creature disguised as a woman doesn't sound bad to any ears, but it was pretty ballsy directly calling Katrina a succubus (y'know, the same species as [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan Aensland]]) in a kid's show.
** This would appear to be the reason behind changing the episode's name from "Succubus!" to "The Curse of Kataluna" (although the name Kataluna doesn't appear anywhere in Leopold's script).
* HasAType: All three of her on-screen victims (Feral, a dockworker and a construction foreman) are big, muscular men.
* HornyDevils: A feline-flavored one.
* LifeDrinker: She drains her victims ([[MenAreTheExpendableGender all male]]) until they are nothing but lifeless husks. If this is done after she has aged into an old woman, she'll be instantly restored to youth and beauty.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler:But only because she ages into dust when she is prevented from completely draining Feral.]]
* OneWingedAngel: She transforms into a hideous demon at the end.
* RaceAgainstTime: She has to finish draining Feral before the next lunar eclipse or she dies.
* RapidAging: She is prone to this if she goes for too long between feedings.
* Really700YearsOld: She is ''not'' as young and pretty as she seems to be...
* SerialKiller: As of the beginning, she has killed at ''least'' six people in Megakat City.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: She pursues Feral romantically, but only to drain his life energy.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: She can transform into a huge demonic beast if she feels like it.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Said verbatim to her pet ferret which turns into a three-headed monster after he fails to kill Callie, Felina and Dr. Sinian. However, she doesn't harm him.

[[WMG:Otto and Laszlo]]
->'''Voiced by:''' ?

Unused henchmen who would've appeared in "Succubus!" (a.k.a. "The Curse of Kataluna"). Otto is Katrina Moorkroft's chauffeur, and Laszlo is her butler. There is also a third servant who isn't named. All three turn into gargoyles.

Tropes associated with Otto and Laszlo:
* BattleButler: Both of them, although only Laszlo is an actual butler.
* CoDragons: To Katrina.
* EyeBeams: Like Katrina, they shoot "lasers" from their eyes in their monster forms.
* LifeDrinker: They, and the third servant, get extended life from the male victims of their employer. Which would appear to make them incubi, as all three are males.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler:They disintegrate into dust when Katrina dies.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Otto is described as resembling Creator/ErichVonStroheim (likely as Max in ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'').
* NotSoHarmless: Initially, they and the gargoyles seem to be separate characters. The gargoyles abduct Katrina's victims for her, while Otto and Laszlo are just creepy servants. But when Felina attempts to arrest them, they reveal they and the gargoyles are one and the same by turning ''into'' them. [[OhCrap Oops]].
* OurGargoylesRock: When in their monster forms.
* Really700YearsOld: Unlike Katrina, it is unknown how old they are. One assumes that they've been with her a sufficient amount of time that they, too, are older than they appear, although unlike her they're not subject to any RapidAging - that we see.
* TerribleTrio: Along with the third unnamed servant.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Katrina.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Again, like their employer, they are capable of transforming, although into creatures described as gargoyles rather than demons.