List of the many residents of Cape Suzette in the animated series TaleSpin.
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Voiced by: Ed Gilbert
A slovenly middle aged bear and a top notch pilot, Baloo's key goal is to buy back his beloved plane the Sea Duck from Rebecca Cunningham, who has bought his dying cargo service. Baloo is naturally swiped (and anthropomorphized) from Disney's Animated Adaptation of The Jungle Book.
Tropes associated with Baloo:
Ace Pilot: Baloo is a situational bushwhacker/plugger; in open sky, he bushwhacks like a mofo via ridiculous aerial acrobatics, in mountains and cities he plugs like a bastard through terrain manipulation, both supplemented by occasional usage of Abnormal Ammo - pretty much the only option available to him, as he takes on waves of fightercraft with a cargo plane.
Genre Savvy: While not immune to being suckered in himself, Baloo can be rather streetwise and observant at times, he is wary to some of the shady clients Rebecca naively takes offers from, and is more willing to listen the kids' explanations at times (once debunking Rebecca's Not Now, Kiddo moment with Kit).
Improbable Piloting Skills: Baloo is so good a pilot he can pilot a plane even if he has to resort to directly manipulating the control cables to a craft's flaps and rudder when the yoke was broke. Furthermore, in one episode, he was able to quickly learn how to fly a prototype helicopter, despite the fact that operating that kind of vehicle is a completely different (not to mention revolutionary for the 1930s) concept in aviation. And don't forget, he was able to successfully "pilot" a prototype jet engine merely by hanging on to it and tugging on it real hard. No wings, no rudder, no plane. Just the engine. He even broke the sound barrier while riding it.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Baloo at times can be rather obnoxious and selfish, and will do anything to shy from work, but cares deeply about his friends and family. Do not hurt them.
Took a Level in Jerkass: While still a very sympathetic character, Talespin's rendition of Baloo can also often be more self serving, bad tempered and egotistical than his Jungle Book rendition, albeit nearly all Depending on the Writer.
Expy: Though he has rather differing personality traits in places, he has more than a few connections to Mowgli from The Jungle Book, especially in his relationship with Baloo. The latter even refers to him as "Lil' Britches" as he does Mowgli.
Guile Hero: Often he's better at it than his mentor, although there are a few episodes where their roles reverse.
A young entrepeneur woman bear that bought Baloo's cargo service (and as a result his plane, the Sea Duck) and renovated it into Higher For Hire. Often butts heads with her employees, especially Baloo, in early episodes, but she softens up as the series progresses.
Tropes associated with Rebecca:
Affectionate Nickname: Refered to as "Becky" by Baloo. Rebecca seems to treat it as such, only accepting the name whenever she is in a good mood with him.
Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: The show seemed to enjoy having little Rebecca kick around big hefty Baloo. However it is downplayed in terms of violence, and Baloo is at least granted forms of revenge besides his own hand.
Expy: Of Rebecca Howe in Cheers. Her role in the series, and her rivalry with Baloo, are both very similar to her namesake.
The Finicky One: Especially when acting as a Foil to the lazy, slovenly Baloo.
Genre Savvy: She's usually aware of Baloo's zany schemes, and is often prepared to deal with them.
Lovable Alpha Bitch: Something of a grown up variant. Rebecca is extremely snobbish and self important at times, and often looks down on those lower on the chain than her, but is a loving mother and ultimately devoted to her employees. Not to mention her huge showings of humility whenever she realises she's taken things too far.
Mama Bear: Literally... and also within the meaning of the trope. Friend or foe alike, you're in big trouble if something happens to Molly.
Not So Different: Despite their very contrasting ethics, Rebecca shares more in common with Baloo than she'd like to admit. She will recurring berate him over one of his flaws, only minutes before she makes a similar mistake (eg. chastising Baloo over his temper, before he has to restrain her from assaulting a client).
Slap-Slap-Kiss: Though it doesn't really develop past subtle teases, Rebecca was very much designed to have this relationship with Baloo, when not arguing or berating him (or in some rarer cases outright attacking him) she is very caring towards him and it is very obvious there is some romantic tension between them.
Small Name, Big Ego: She knows a lot more about running the company than Baloo, but a lot of her money making schemes are terrible and she has a very high opinion of her business thinking. As she once insisted, she's never wrong.
Stubborn Mule: To occasionally insane lengths. She will never admit she is wrong.
Took a Level in Kindness: Subtle example. While she still has rather arrogant moments on occasion, Rebecca is more consistantly gentler in many later episodes. A lot of her later appearances also focus on her friendship and devotion to Baloo getting stronger (the hints to it going beyond that also become stronger), at least in comparison to earlier episodes, where she was often at Baloo's throat and could act like an all out Jerkass at times.
Vitriolic Best Buds: As often as she clashes with Baloo, she is often shown to be rather devoted and caring towards him whenever problems occur (at least once she outright tried to sacrifice her life to save him). She even openly refers to Baloo as her best friend.
Widow Woman: This was confirmed in the short lived comic book series.
Voiced by: Janna Michaels
Bubbly six year old daughter of Rebecca. Occasionally rambunctious and fond of sneaking into some of Baloo's travels. Sometimes pretends to be her favorite superheroine, Danger Woman, complete with a homemade costume.
Cheerful Child: Albeit with the occasional Bratty Half-Pint moment. For instance, the pilot episode shows she's not above a little blackmail to get what she wants, but when Baloo gets in trouble with Rebecca losing his cargo when she is with him on that occasion, Molly immediately upholds her part of the bargain and bails him out.
Eccentric mechanic for Higher For Hire. Spacey and not too bright, but kind-hearted and extremely competent at his job.
Tropes associated with Wildcat:
Body Double: In "Citizen Khan", it's claimed that he is "virtually identical" to Shere Khan once he's dressed properly. To the audience, this is an Informed Attribute, but it seems to be true in-universe for almost everybody.
Bad Boss: When he gets a phone call late at night in "Citizen Khan":
Shere Khan: (sigh) This will teach me to let my employees go home after a mere sixteen hour workday.
Big Entrance: He's very fond of these. "Citizen Khan" has a great example; his plane appears with ominious music, the door opens and he emerges from the shadows. The reaction of the corrupt sheriff and his Bumbling Sidekick is Oh, Crap!.
The Comically Serious: Khan in personality is rather serious and almost sinister. However, his interaction with a lot of other characters (particularly his employees) has something of a slapstick tone at times.
Flanderization: While still a rather fearsome character in The Jungle Book, Khan was something of a playful, more comedic villain, and while rather reserved, did finally break down when thwarted. In the show, Khan is perpetually stoic and no nonsense and gives a rather intimidating ambience to nearly every scene he is in. Interestingly certain spin off media of the show played closer to his Jungle Book depiction.
Khan Has Standards: The episodes "Citizen Khan" and "Louie's Last Stand" proved this quite nicely.
Knight of Cerebus: Played with. While not the most antagonising villain (and even prone to acts of good will), Khan is a much more serious and intimidating figure than most of the other more comical Rogues Gallery and is implied to hold a very dangerous amount of power if not for his scruples.
Pragmatic Villainy: Khan is merciless to those that get in his way, but savvy enough to know the consequences of Kicking The Dog too many times, and is generally tough but fair to his associates.
Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: While he will partake in the odd corrupt scheme every once in a while, his moral code prevents him from doing anything exceptionally heinous.
He has outright stated that his motto is "to always repay your debts and never break a deal".
The Stoic: Big time. The arguably best example of this is in "From Here to Machinery" when he doesn't even flinch when gunfire hits the drinking glass he's holding.
Took a Level in Kindness: Shere Khan, while always affable, was designed to be an intimidating and gleefully murderous force of evil for the original Jungle Book film. In the series, his villainy was far more restrained, and he is shown as far more sympathetic, or at least pragmatic figure in comparison.
Tranquil Fury: The master of it, managing to be an incredibly terrifying figure to those around him, without once raising his voice.
Chivalrous Pervert: To many of the show's female characters, including Rebecca (who is less than flattered). Occasionally, he and Baloo will compete for the same woman (as in "For Whom the Bell Klangs" and "The Road to Macadamia").
The whiny, brownnosing, but ultimately disloyal lackey pirate of Don Karnage. He is nearly always paired with Dumptruck. He has a very nasal voicetone. While he follows Karnage out of a sense of greed and fear, he'd turn on him in a moment flat if he thought he could get away with it, and stab him in the back (episodes: "Stuck on You", "A Baloo Switcheroo").
He's another lackey pirate, definitely the muscle of Don Karnage. He is nearly always paired with Mad Dog. His gruff side comes out when he's all business, but when he's not on the job or angry, he actually reveals a rather jovial, good-natured side. He is, sadly, not the brightest star in the sky. He speaks with a Swedish accent.
Captain Obvious: Most of the advice he whispers to his captain tends to make him into this, something said captain finds quite annoying.
Only Sane Man: At times. Unfortunately because he doesn't like to speak out loud, he's usually ignored.
Power Trio: Big/Thin/Short variant (he's the short one)
The Unintelligible: The only time he's ever raised his voice above a whisper too soft to be understood was during the singing scene in the 4 part pilot.
Voiced by: Ellen Gerstell
A One-Shot Character who became very popular with the fans, Katie is a fiesty Adventurer Archaeologist who gets Baloo and Louie to help her find the lost city of Tinnabula. She appears in the two-part episode "For Whom the Bell Klangs".
Another popular One-Shot Character/Adventurer Archaeologist, Myra is the Minister of Culture and eventual museum curator for the small desert nation of Aridia. During the episode "In Search of Ancient Blunders", Baloo and Wildcat help her defend the upside down pyramid of King Utmost from both a rampaging mummy and the Air Pirates.
Yet another desert vixen One-Shot Character with a fan following. Lotta is the lovely, lively princess of the titular nation in "The Road to Macadamia", and she teams up with Baloo and Louie to save her beloved kingdom from Evil Chancellor Trample.
Tropes associated with Lotta:
Badass Princess: She's not afraid to confront Trample ("Touch me and you're dust, buster!"), and during a fight she knocks out several of the chancellor's Mooks with a big mallet.