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- Looney Tunes counterpart: Bugs Bunny (specifically the calm, cool and level-headed part of his personality).
- Alliterative Name: His first and last names begin with B.
- Badass Adorable: A younger and cuter version of Bugs Bunny.
- Blue Is Heroic: He has light blue fur, and is The Leader and the Straight Man to some of his more wacky friends.
- Catch Phrase:
- "Now, It's Personal."
- And "Now it's time to party: Buster style!"
- Deadpan Snarker: He has the sassiness of Bugs Bunny, but has to work a little harder because he's younger and still learning.
- Friend to All Children: Aside from getting even with the antagonists, Buster also helps out kids who have been or may be victimized by them, such as saving a bunch of kids from being bored to death by an arrogant childrens' entertainer, and exposing a con-artist bike seller who sells shoddy bikes to kids. He even once interrupts a segment to warn kids NOT to try what Elmyra had just done (telling her dad to suddenly stop the car in the middle of a busy road and running out in traffic).Buster: Hi kids! I just have one thing to say. Please, please PLEASE don't ever ever EVER get out of a car and cross a busy highway or street!
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Ironically, in the first episode, he asks for clothes to please the censors, and yet still doesn't wear pants. This gets lampshaded several times.
- The Hero: Buster's adventures include outsmarting Montana Max numerous times, escaping from Elmyra's house, spending a summer vacation downriver, facing a Wolverine, trying to get muscular, saving defenseless animals, playing with a virtual reality machine, discovering lost treasure, going to the prom with Babs, visiting the center of the Earth, and directing a Christmas special.
- Nice Guy: Buster is generally a nice guy, until provoked, that is.
- Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The In-Between to Hamton's Nice and Plucky's Mean. While he can be level-headed, he still has his trickster side, much like Bugs Bunny.
- Only Sane Man: Particularly evident whenever he's trying to direct a production with the other characters, which nearly drives him up the walls.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Blue Boy to Babs' Pink Girl (both literally, because of their fur color, and figuratively because of their personalities).
- The Prankster: He has a mischievous nature, though his pranks are usually geared towards bullies and villains. Occasionally, however, he will play pranks on his on friends, sometimes on Babs, who usually responds in equal fashion.
- Rascally Rabbit: Buster and Babs Bunny take after Bugs in this fashion.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Babs' Red.
- Running Gag: He and Babs clarifying that they're not related, despite the same last name.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Babs' Energetic Girl.
- Ship Tease: Buster has many times shown to be attracted to Babs, as the feeling is usually mutual. Sometimes Buster will nervously retreat from her advances, sometimes he returns her affection, and sometimes he even goes out of his way to impress her.
- Species Surname: A bunny with the surname Bunny.
- Super Speed: He has this ability in several of the video games, such as Buster's Hidden Treasure, Buster Busts Loose, and Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Montana's Movie Madness.
- 10-Minute Retirement: In "It's a Wonderful Cartoon Show", Buster, in a state of self-loathing, decided that perhaps the series would be better off without him. He's stopped by the White Rabbit who shows him exactly what the series would've been like if he were never on, and it wasn't pretty.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Carrots, much like Bugs Bunny.
- Trickster: Much like Bugs Bunny.
Barbara Ann "Babs" Bunny
- Looney Tunes counterparts: Bugs Bunny (specifically the Bugs Bunny that dresses in drag to trick his enemies, and represents the manic and zany part of his personality), and Honey from the Bosko cartoons. (See "The Original Looney Tunes" below and the episode "Fields of Honey")
- Alliterative Name: B is the first letter of her first and last names.
- Badass Adorable: A younger and cuter female version of Bugs Bunny.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal: "Don't I have the cutest toes?"
- Berserk Button: Being called "Barbara Ann Bunny".
- Catch Phrase:
- "Who knew?" (always said the exact same way)
- "I just can't help myself!"
- Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: She is capable of quick costume changes, often achieved by simply spinning around in a circle very fast.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Never ever call her by her real name, Barbara Ann Bunny.
- Ears as Hair: "Do you like my ears better up or down?" .
- Genki Girl: She is cheerful, hyperactive, lovable and irrepressible ham. Babs is a high energy impressionist and comedienne who doesn't know when to quit.
- Hair Decorations: Her ear ribbons.
- Hypocritical Humor: In the "Respect" music video for "Tiny Toon Music Television", she sings the titular song whilst doing all kinds of disrespectful things, like skating through a library whilst loudly singing and disrupting both a trial and a funeral for a kid's pet.
- Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: An early sketch ("Born To Be Riled", in "The Buster Bunny Bunch") revolves around her friends becoming offended by her accurate-but-unflattering impressions of them, and paying her back by doing similar impressions of her.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her impressions can come off as insensitive at times, but she genuinely means no harm by them.
- Little Miss Snarker: Like Buster, she's sassy, but with a distinctly feminine flair.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Being a rabbit, she has dozens of younger brothers and sisters, only one of whom has his name revealed (Mortimer).
- Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The Mean to Fifi's Nice and Shirley's In-Between. She is often sassy and insensitive towards her friends, usually without meaning to be.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Which is how she prefers it.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Pink Girl to Buster's Blue Boy.
- Pink Means Feminine: She's a girl and she has pink fur.
- The Prankster: A funny bunny who will do nearly anything for a laugh.
- Rascally Rabbit: Buster and Babs Bunny take after Bugs in this fashion.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Buster's Blue.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic Girl to Buster's Savvy Guy.
- Ship Tease: Babs is many times shown to have a crush on Buster Bunny. Sometimes Buster will nervously retreat from her advances, sometimes he returns her affection, and sometimes he even goes out of his way to impress her.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Both the male and female characters get their share of slapstick comedy. Although Babs is rarely on the receiving end, sometimes it happens.
- Species Surname: In spite of her and Buster having the same surname, the two of them always state "No relation" after introducing themselves.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Carrots, much like Bugs Bunny.
- Trickster: Both she and Buster inherit this from their mentor Bugs Bunny, but especially Babs.
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Daffy Duck (specifically the sarcastic, egotistical, attention-seeking Daffy of later cartoons).
- Anti-Hero: He's one of the main characters, but is often self-centered.
- Attention Whore: Moreso than his mentor, Daffy Duck.
- Butt Monkey: Although it's played for comedy, Plucky's bad luck and frequent physical abuse can make him something of a pitiful figure. Even when he's not being a jerk, he still tends to come off badly — like in his appearance in "Tiny Toon Music Television", where not only does the caliph's cute daughter turn out to be Elmyra, but she breaks the jade duck statuette he retrieved and he gets punished by being forced to serve as a stand-in for it.
- The Chew Toy: Prone to getting hit by an Anvil on Head and many other outright abuses. The amount of constant pain, bad luck and wince-worthy situations that get inflicted on him rival Daffy Duck and it's made all the worse when you consider its a child getting run over by cars, beaten by professional boxers, and crushed under 700lb pigs and sumo wrestlers.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When he gets a chance to shine, he REALLY shines, especially when crossing blades with Montana Max.
- Deadpan Snarker: Even more than Babs!
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He doesn't wear pants.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door:
- In the episode, "Citizen Max", Monty pays Plucky to help him win the school election against Buster. After Buster was wrongfully expelled from Acme Looniversity, Plucky later poses as "Deep Quack" to prove to Buster and Babs that Monty framed the former for cheating and helps them expose Monty for the fraud that he is.
- In the Buster's Hidden Treasure video game, Plucky is fought twice; the first time as his normal Brainwashed and Crazy self, then later as his superhero alter-ego, the Toxic Revenger, denying his true identity. Buster manages to snap him out of it by threatening not to help him with future homeworks.
- Interspecies Romance: With Shirley the Loon. In "The Return of Pluck Twacey", he also swoons over Hata Mari, the pigeon from "Plane Daffy", whilst in the "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" music video from "Tiny Toon Music Television", he's shown swooning over the caliph's cute (human) daughter.
- Jerkass: Just like the post-Flanderization Daffy Duck, Plucky is an egotistical prick who cares little about the others.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a few Pet the Dog moments, but those depend on the episode.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In the Christmas Episode, he prays for Buster to get better after claiming to not care about him, but it's only because Plucky doesn't want Buster's departure to end the show and leave him having to find work elsewhere.
- The Lancer: He tends to play second fiddle to Buster.
- Narcissist: In the first episode, he proves that he can play a lover by delivering a romantic overture to a hand mirror.
- Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The Mean to Hamton's Nice and Buster's In-Between. He acts as the narcissistic Attention Whore.
- Only Sane Man: Acts as this to Hamton's family in the How I Spent My Vacation film.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Bonus points for being actually named "Plucky". It says something that he still manages to be recognizable as this despite every character technically being a comic character.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Hamton's Sensitive Guy.
- Sidekick: Hired as such to Buster and Babs, much to his humiliation.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Like Daffy in his post-Screwy Squirrel appearances, his arrogance despite his obviously inferior talents is one of his most defining personality traits.
- Species Surname: He's a duck and his last name is Duck.
- Spinoff Babies: His baby-self starred in a few shorts, and became somewhat of an Ensemble Dark Horse in the memories of fans, to the point that he even cameoed a couple times in Animaniacs.
- Toothy Bird: He has teeth.
- With Friends Like These...: He's sold out his friend, Hamton, on several occasions.
Ham(p)ton J. Pig
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Porky Pig.Voiced by: Don Messick (1990-1995), Billy West (Toonenstein: Dare to Scare! and Defenders of the Universe video games) (English), You Yoshimura (Japanese/1st voice), Shunichi Sugawara (Japanese/2nd voice), Jose Gomez (Latin American Spanish/1st voice), Juan Guzman (Latin American Spanish/2nd voice), Patrick Guillemin (French)
- Adorkable: He's rather likable due to his nervous and easygoing personality.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's very sweet-natured, and usually tries to avoid conflict, but DO NOT push him too far. Seriously. Just don't.
- Big Eater: The one thing he does share with animated works' usual depictions of pigs is that he loves to eat.
- Butt Monkey: Lots of bad things happen to him.
- The Chew Toy: Not that he deserves it, considering he's one of the sweetest characters of this show.
- Extreme Doormat: Usually to Plucky's antics.
- Interspecies Romance: He has dated Fifi, a skunk, a few times.
- Neat Freak: Contrary to the usual depiction of pigs in fiction, he detests sloppiness and germs.
- Nice Guy: Like Porky Pig.
- Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The Nice to Plucky's Mean and Buster's In-Between. He typically acts nice and Adorkable.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Plucky's Manly Man.
- Sidekick: When Plucky is hired as Buster and Bab's sidekick, he complains, "Hamton's a sidekick! He has all the earmarks of a sidekick!" and promptly pulls Hamton's ear to reveal the word "sidekick". Interestingly, Hamton ended up being Plucky's sidekick in a lot of the shorts, most notably the Batman parody, in which he plays "Decoy", Batduck's answer to Robin.
- Species Surname: His last name is Pig.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The correct spelling is "Hamton", though some fans still somehow hear a "p" in the middle. It might also have to do with the fact that Hamton's name was actually misspelled in one of the show's credits as Hampton.
- Straight Man: The trope title is actually used when he applied to join the cast because "I react to characters funnier than I am."
- Looney Tunes counterpart: The Tasmanian Devil.Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche (English), Shunsuke Takamiya (Japanese), Carmelo Fernandez (Latin American Spanish), Michel Modo (French)
- Alliterative Name: Given name and surname both begin with D.
- Anti-Villain: It's hard to remember that he's actually supposed to be one of the show's bad guys, even being freed from the box of monstrous characters alongside Elmyra and Montana Max in the pilot.
- Big Eater: Like Taz.
- Characterization Marches On: In the pilot, he's actually introduced as an antagonistic character. He eventually grows into the more friendly party animal that he's better known as.
- Chick Magnet: When he's not acting like his adult counterpart, Dizzy is usually in the company of hot, human teenage girls who are crazy about him.
- Extreme Omnivore: To the point where the male characters often play a game with Dizzy called "Will Dizzy Eat It?"
- Kavorka Man: Popular with the ladies not because of his looks, but because the ladies always have a great, fun time when they're with him.
- Nice Hat: His beanie.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Pizza rolls.
- Wild Card: Even the friendlier "party animal" Dizzy had his antagonistic moments, usually when he let his temper or appetite get the better of him (or when he got the homework assignment "eat a bunny").
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Yosemite Sam.
- Alliterative Name: Both parts of his name begin with the letter M.
- Big Bad Ensemble: He and Elmyra are the show's most prominent antagonists, though he's way more malicious than the latter.
- Characterization Marches On: Became less villainous as time went on, even being the protagonist of some cartoons. He was still a bit of a jerk, but not exactly villainous.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He owns a number of rather destructive businesses, which Plucky often tries to stop as the "Toxic Revenger".
- Evil Laugh: Quite often laughs when things go his way.
- Evil Former Friend: As stated below, Monty was once friends with Buster until money turned him into a complete jerkass.
- Final Boss: In most of the video games.
- Hair-Trigger Temper. Like Yosemite Sam.
- Humans Are Bastards: He's one of the few human characters on the show and is a complete jerk.
- Jerkass: One of the best examples of this is his owning a toy store called Toys 'R' Mine at one point. Any kid who bought something there had to deal with the heartbreak of the giant Max cutout atop the sign stealing it back as they exited.
- Kidanova: In the prom episode, he's initially all fired up to go out on a date with the "cute daughter" of his parents' friends. He loses his enthusiasm when he learns that said "cute daughter" is none other than Elmyra.
- Mythology Gag: According to the series intro episode, Montana Max was originally pitched as the protagonist, but was rejected, and Buster & Babs' success at getting their own show is part of the reason why he hates them. This is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that Daffy Duck was the "flagbearer" of the original Looney Tunes, until that position was stolen from him by Bugs Bunny.
- No Indoor Voice: Full-fledged at first, but fizzled off a bit as time went on.
- Pet the Dog: He has his moments, but those are usually towards Elmyra and no one else.
- Rags to Riches: "Citizen Max" states that his family used to be poor.
- Rich Bastard: He's obscenely wealthy, but uses his fortune as an excuse to pick on the other characters and make their lives miserable.
- Running Gag: Monty loves to swim in his private pool, but his antagonist in any given episode has been known to empty the pool right after he jumps off the diving board.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He sometimes bribes people to get his way, one such person being the host of the game show Win, Loose, or Kerplowey.
- Spoiled Brat: He is a complete bastard and does everything he can to get his way.
- Start of Darkness: As chronicled in "Citizen Max", Monty Used to Be a Sweet Kid back when his family was poor. He even used to be friends with Buster Bunny. Unfortunately, when his family won the lottery, Max turned into the money-grubbing sociopath the rest of Acme Acres knows and loathes.
- Villain Decay: See Characterization Marches On above.
- Vocal Evolution: His voice actor being 14 when the show began, Max's voice got a little deeper in the later episodes.
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Elmer Fudd.Voiced by: Cree Summer (English), Chie Kojiro (Japanese), Josefina Nuñez (Latin Americam Spanish/1st voice), Giset Blanco (Latin American Spanish/2nd voice), Véronique Alycia (French)
- Ambiguously Bi: Elmyra has a crush on Max and one short called "Can't Buy Me Love" has Elmyra meet an evil little girl called Rhoda. Elmyra sees hearts and positively MELTS when Rhoda says she'll let her be her best friend, and spends the rest of the picture bending over backwards to make Rhoda like her.
- And Call Him "George"!: The treatment of her pets seriously harms them and in some cases even kills them.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV, especially when in comparison with Montana Max and Gotcha Grabmore
- Baby Talk: It's rare that she doesn't talk like this.
- Bald Women: In a few episodes and the Babs' Big Break video game, she is revealed to be bald (like her mentor, Elmer Fudd), and thus she wears a wig.
- Big Bad: She is portrayed as the main antagonist in the Spring Break special.
- Chronic Pet Killer: Ironically, despite her good intentions, she was far more successful in killing wabbits than her counterpart.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Has a pretty bizarre interpretation of how the world works, seeing that she is unaware that her affections towards animals is harmful to them.
- Composite Character:
- While her name and appearance are obviously based on Elmer Fudd, her personality of adoring animals while obliviously causing them serious harm makes her more like Hugo the Abominable Snowman.
- She also resembles Suzanne from A Kiddies Kitty, almost to the point of being a Suspiciously Similar Substitute.
- Disability Immunity: In the short, "Drooley Davey" from the episode, "The Wide World of Elmyra", she's too stupid to even feel pain or at least not realizing she's hurt until later in the short.
- The Dreaded: Everybody in Acme Acres is afraid of Elmyra. Even Montana Max.
- Fiery Redhead: She has red hair, but she only gets mad when her "pets" try to get away.
- Foil: To Elmer Fudd. He's a hunter who's unable to pose an actual threat to an animal; she's a girl who unintentionally harms animals by her love for them.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: In the two "Elmyra's Family" episodes, she's seen as the foolish sibling to her little brother Duncan's responsible sibling.
- Genki Girl: Often very cheerful and energetic.
- The Glomp: Gee, wonder why she's The Dreaded?
- Go-Karting with Bowser: While normally an antagonist (albeit unintentionally), there are instances where Elmyra is shown to be a good friend to the Tiny Toons, especially Furrball at times.
- Hair Decoration: A bow with a skull on it. Since her interests are typically girly and all her intentions are genuinely good, this little detail is Leaning on the Fourth Wall more than anything.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In her skit in the "Night Ghoulery" special, she creates a Frankenstein's Monster "super-pet" that can finally take her level of loving. It promptly proceeds to start loving her back with the exact same kind of dimwitted, over-enthusiastic to the point of painful "love" as she gives all her pets.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: She's a terrible singer voiced by Cree Summer.
- Idiot Houdini: As per the "rules" of Looney Tunes, the fact that she means well and her antagonism comes from the fact she's an absolute moron prevents her from getting the same level of karmic retribution as more deliberate villains get, even though she's ultimately more dangerous than they are.
- Implacable Woman: She can not be escaped.
- Lethally Stupid: In contrast to Elmer's Too Dumb to Live.
- Mad Love: Towards Montana Max or also to her pets in general.
- Naïve Animal Lover: Her undying affection for animals keeps her oblivious to how dangerous some of them are, especially those with sharp teeth and claws. When she does manage to get her hands on them, however, they find out from the way she treats them that she's even more dangerous than they are.
- Nice Girl: In spite of her obsession towards animals, Elmyra is a truly kind hearted girl who means well despite the damage she causes.
- Nightmare Fetishist: In "Toons from the Crypt", although initially terrified of her zombie pets coming back to get her, she quickly stops caring and is just happy to have them back. At the episode's end, it's got her hopes up so much that she runs off to her pet cemetary to dig them all up herself!
- Obliviously Evil: She has no idea that showing her affection to animals often kills them. For example, in Whale's Tales, when Elmyra finds out whales are used to make cosmetics (as in they're made from whales) she's so horrified she faints.
- Stalker with a Crush: She is shown to be this towards Montana Max in episodes where she dates him, such as "Prom-ise Her Anything" and "My Dinner with Elmyra" (Part of "Love Disconnection").
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the Spring Break special, she doesn't seem to be oblivious of the pain she causes animals and seems to get a kick out of tormenting them.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Mary Melody's tomboy. Elmyra mostly wears a dress and is into dolls, tea parties, and cute things like animals.
- Villain Song: In the Spring Break special, which portrays her as being deliberately malevolent, she sings "I'll Be Chasing You", a parody of The Police song "Every Breath You Take".
Fifi la Fume
Fifi la Fume
- Voiced by: Kath Soucie (English), Junko Asami (Japanese), Carmen Olarte (Latin American Spanish), Sybille Tureau (French), Barbara Tissier (French/replacement voice)
- Abhorrent Admirer: Though, much like her Spear Counterpart (Pepe), it's only her smell and aggressive come-ons that are abhorrent.
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: The three lead cheerleaders, Babs, Shirley and Fifi, represent three different aspects: Babs Bunny is implied to be fully dressed but goes without shoes. Shirley wears a hairbow and pink sweater but no pants. Fifi, for the most part, wears just a hairbow; there will be times she may wear clothes but is usually "nude".
- Break the Cutie: Falls under this a lot. Tends to take losing her love in her shorts a lot more harshly than her predecessor ever did, was forced to be Elmyra's pet for a while, and her movie idol turned out to be a massive Jerkass. Though the last of which resulted in one of the most memorable moments in the series when she finally snaps at his attitude towards her.
- Butt Monkey: More like "Butt Skunkey". She is usually abused and ignored for no reason.
- Catch Phrase: "Do not fear my dear, Fifi La Fume is here!"
- Dogged Nice Girl: She has problems controlling her musk and she can be rather aggressive in pursuing guys, but she genuinely is an affectionate and friendly girl.
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French: She has a French accent and is very attractive.
- Funny Foreigner: Like Pepe, she has a French accent and her unrequited affections can lead to comedic moments.
- The Glomp: Gives a huge hug to some of the boys she hits on.
- Hair Decorations: Wears a pink bowed ribbon in her hair.
- Hello, Nurse!: Played with. She would knock 'em dead with her good looks... if it wasn't for her scent and her aggressive way of coming on to guys she likes. Case in point, when Furrball saw her, he immediately jumped in her arms. All was great until he smelled her and noticed her tail stripe.
- Interspecies Romance: Like Pepe, she mistakes other animals for fellow skunks and runs after them. Her hit list has included Furrball, Calamity, Beeper, and Dizzy. She also went to the prom with Hamton, and his interest in her is a gag in several episodes.
- Leitmotif: "Alouette". One of the few characters to have one.
- Nice Girl: Next to Hamton, she is one of the most legitimately kind-hearted characters.
- Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The Nice to Babs' Mean and Shirley's In-Between. She acts as the kind-hearted hopeless romantic.
- No Guy Wants to Be Chased: This is her main problem, though unlike her Looney Tunes counterpart, she doesn't mind being chased. Unless it's by Elmyra of course.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Toward her love interests.
- Out of Focus: Although technically one of the three female main protagonists, alongside Babs and Shirley, she tends to appear the least, perhaps because like her "predecessor", she's a bit of a one-joke toon.
- Peek-a-Bangs: One of her eyes is obscured by her hair.
- Prehensile Tail: She can use her tail to grab "boyfriends", as a bat (As seen in "Buster at the Bat"), as a shield (As seen in the "Defenders of the Universe" licensed game), and to spray stink (Being a skunk and all).
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: She's a quite cute skunk.
- Smelly Skunk: Unlike Pepe, she can actually control her scent. At least, to a degree; part of the problem is not only do guys fear that she will start stinking if they let her get close, but sometimes she really does walk around with constant musk flowing from her (the "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" special is a good example). Still, she can control it better than he does; normally she only tends to lose control when she's getting worked up over a cute guy.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Some people (including some who claim to be the aforementioned fans) still think her name is "Le Fume". Like Hamton as noted above, this is probably because the credits sometimes misspelled it as "Le Fume".
- Stalker with a Crush: Much like her predecessor, Pepe, only she's never had to fight off guys chasing her (in fact, she prefers it).
Shirley Mc Loon
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Melissa Duck.Voiced by: Gail Matthius (English), Mika Kanai (Japanese), Maria T. Hernandez (Latin American Spanish), Joëlle Guigui (French)
- American Accents: Valley Girl. Justified, as her voice actress played a Valley girl before (though when Gail Matthius played Valley Girl Vicki on Saturday Night Live, it didn't sound as high as it does here. Whether Matthius perfected her Valley Girl voice between her short time on SNL and when she was hired to do TTA or her voice was pitched up after recording her lines isn't known).
- Beware the Nice Ones: Do NOT make her angry. Seriously, don't.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Though actually a very smart one.
- Granola Girl: She's into E.S.P., telekinesis, astrology, crystals, tarot cards, tea leaves, palm reading, levitation and reincarnation.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wear only a pink shirt.
- Interspecies Romance: A loon in a love triangle with a chicken and a duck.
- Levitating Lotus Position: She does this as part of her psychic powers.
- New-Age Retro Hippie
- Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The In-Between to Fifi's Nice and Babs' Mean. She's usually pretty collected, but isn't above making snide remarks.
- Nonmammalian Hair: She has long, blonde hair.
- Pink Means Feminine: She wears pink clothes.
- Psychic Powers: Has psychic/mystical powers. When she gets angry, it's like a scene out of Carrie (in fact, there was an episode where she went berserk at a prom like in the climax of that work, albeit toned down for the younger crowd [the pig's blood dumped on her was actually fruit punch and she only ended up flooding the gym instead of killing everyone]. Observing this, Babs even namedrops the film for Parental Bonus purposes).
- Seldom-Seen Species: Not many loons in fiction. And she looks like a duck.
- Shout-Out: To actress Shirley MacLaine; by the time this series launched, she had become notorious for her professed beliefs in reincarnation, UFOs, and various New Age phenomena. (The two Shirleys actually meet in one short.)
- Spell My Name with an "S": Some think her name is Shirley THE Loon. Including the programmers of the Tiny Toons videogame.
- Trickster: As Plucky finds out in "Never Too Late To Loon".
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Sylvester (although he also shares traits with Penelope Pussycat).
- Anti-Hero: Has been every type at least once.
- Anti-Villain: Even at his most antagonistic, his actions are out of an instinct to survive, rather than genuine hostility.
- Break the Cutie: Things just never seem to go right for him.
- Butt Monkey: Probably the biggest on the show next to Plucky. He's called "unlucky" in the theme song for a reason. That said, despite his bad luck, he's still a bit luckier than other cartoon cats like Sylvester or Tom.
- Cute Kitten: He's a cat and can be adorable in his own way.
- Cute Mute: A mute Cute Kitten.
- Gender Flip: Furrball acts more like Penelope Pussycat than Sylvester
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Silent Snarker: After he lost his rights to speak on the show, at any rate.
- Spell My Name with an "S": People can't seem to decide whether or not his name is "Furrball" with two 'r's, or "Furball" with one 'r'. Generally, either spelling seems to be okay with the fandom.
- Team Pet: Whenever he's not shown to be a homeless stray, he's often someone's pet.
- Team Rocket Wins: While he never won against Sneezer, he actually won against Sweetie in "Strange Tales of Weird Science".
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Well, a cat anyway. Very rarely, an episode will end on a happy note for him.
- The Voiceless: Except for at least three occasions. Usually he'd just meow, but one time he had a voice that sounded like a higher-pitched version of Fred Jones.
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Tweety Bird (specifically with the nastier attitude he had in his earliest appearances).
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She may seem nice at first glance, but she is really cruel and mischievous.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Her favorite type of humor.
- Cute is Evil: Much like her inspiration, she is an adorable bird.
- A Day in the Limelight: The result of her forcing Buster and Babs to give her a Three Shorts episode of her own.
- Feathered Fiend: A bully and a bird.
- Ironic Name: She is called "Sweetie" but is one of the nastiest characters on the show, perhaps even more so than Montana Max.
- Jerkass: She always torments Furrball.
- Little Miss Snarker: It's perhaps a warning of her real nature that she almost never speaks without snarking about something.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Subverted, it's implied she and Furball are "friends" of sorts outside their cartooning careers and that she still treats him like crap even then!
- Mythology Gag: Sweetie Pie is based primarily on Bob Clampett's Tweety (as opposed to Friz Freleng's Tweety), who was pink and malicious.
- Pink Means Feminine: She is a pink female bird
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: For Furrball
- Trickster: She keeps on messing with Furrball.
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Wile E. Coyote.Voiced by: Frank Welker (English), Mitsuaki Hoshino (Japanese)
- Alliterative Name: Both parts of his name begin with C.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has huge eyebrows.
- Jerkass Ball:
- The episode "Hero Hamton" which sees him as a member of Montana Max's team and even joins in for a few Kick the Dog moments.
- In "It's Buster Bunny Time" he tried to catch Buster for Elmyra, and got his punishment in the end.
- Nice Guy: Calamity is generally characterized as nice. In fact, he does not seem to enjoy chasing Little Beeper, instead preferring to help others or invent things.
- The Smart Guy: Like Wile E. Coyote, he is intelligent and devises gadgets.
- Sibling Rivalry: Implied to be Little Beeper's adopted brother.
- Species Surname: His name is Coyote.
- Talking with Signs: It was always troublesome whenever he wanted to talk on the phone.
- Team Rocket Wins: In "Love Stinks".
- The One Who Wears Shoes: They're all he wears.
- The Voiceless: In fact, he's spoken even fewer lines than his Looney Tunes counterpart.
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Road Runner.Voiced by: Frank Welker.
- Jerkass: He has run over Calamity with a truck for no reason many times (often straight after another painful experience). Even worse is in "A Piece of Mind" — in a flashback, it's hinted that Beeper and Calamity are actually adoptive brothers. Yikes...
- Sibling Rivalry: Implied to be Calamity's adopted brother.
- Super Speed: Like Road Runner, he moves very fast.
- The Voiceless: Also like Road Runner, he only says "Beep Beep".
- Voiced by: Rob Paulsen (English), Philippe Peythieu (French/only in some episode), Vincent Violette (French/How I Spent My Vacation)
- American Accents: Joisey. Opposite of Foghorn's southern accent.
- Everyone Has Standards: He draws the line at swearing in front of little kids.
- Hollywood Tourette's: Never called out by name, but treated exactly like it otherwise.
- Interspecies Romance: Has a crush on Shirley.
- Not in Front of the Kid: He swears a lot, but never when there are small children present, because that would be "crude."
- Sir Swearsalot: Yet his swears are always bleeped out of course... Paulsen may not even be making real curse words! His most frequent choice is "dadgumit"!
- Toothy Bird: He has teeth.
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Beaky Buzzard.Voiced by: Rob Paulsen (English), Naoki Tatsuta (Japanese)
- Voiced by: Frank Welker (English), Mitsuru Ogata (Japanese), Mario Santini (French)
- Black Bead Eyes: As a tribute to the original Dodo bird, he's the only recurring character to have them.
- Catch Phrase: "Cuckoo! Cuckoo!" Doubled with his job as the cuckoo bird in every clock on the show — no matter if said clock is an actual cuckoo clock or not.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Quoth the Series Bible: "Gogo operates by his own set of rules, which means no rules."
- Demoted to Extra: It seems like he was originally intended to be a principal character; he gets a fair bit of attention in the Series Bible, he's one of the characters to be mentioned in the theme song, and he plays fairly large roles in the Origins Episode and several episodes early in Season One ("Her Wacky Highness", "Sawdust and Toonsil", etc.). In later episodes he's a very minor character.
- Last of His Kind: Referred to as the last of the Dodos in a couple of episodes, though usually only in passing.
- The Mad Hatter: And how! The theme song says it best:"And Gogo is INSANE!"
- Pungeon Master: Usually visual puns — most of his wacky stunts that aren't completely random or nonsensical are pun-based.
- Reality Warper: More so than any other Tiny Toon.
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Sniffles.
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: In the Christmas special, his counterpart in a world where Buster Bunny never existed is named Sleazer and is an aggressive security guard.
- Creator's Pet: In-universe. He is so well liked by Spielberg, he can get him to calm down when Buster and Babs got him really angry.
- Deliberately Cute Child
- Meaningful Name: He's little. He sneezes a lot.
- Motor Mouth: Quite often talks rapidly.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Sneeze of Doom: His sneeze is destructive. In the Buster's Hidden Treasure video game, he is one of Buster's three helpers, and in certain levels of the game, Buster can use his extreme sneeze to clear the screen of enemies.
- Things That Go "Bump" in the Night: For those scary things, Sneezer is this to them. In the one episode when the "Things That Go Bump" are job hunting, the mention that the job was for his place made them all scatter, save one who was Too Dumb to Live.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cheese.
- Alliterative Name: Both parts of his name begin with B.
- Eleventh Hour Super Power: In How I Spent My Summer Vacation, he saves Buster & Babs from going over a waterfall by FLYING.
- The Stoic: Usually.
- The Voiceless: Never says anything other than the occasional "Woof."
- Looney Tunes counterpart: None, though she looks like a modern take (read: less offensive take) on So White from the Censored 11 cartoon, Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs.Voiced by: Cindy McGee (English, "Furrball Follies"), Cree Summer (English, other appearances) Véronique Alycia (French/1st voice) Régine Teyssot (French/2nd voice)
- Alliterative Name: Her given name and her surname both start with M.
- Black Best Friend: She's the only human character who means no malice to the animal characters.
- Flat Character: She does not have any characteristics.
- The Generic Guy: Generic girl in this case.
- Meaningful Name: She's named after "Merrie Melodies", Looney Tunes' sister cartoon shorts.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Elmyra's Girly Girl. Mary mostly wears pants and is into rollerblading and skateboarding.
Marcia the Martian
- Totally Radical: She uses "Daddio" a lot. The rest of her vocabulary is oddly normal.
- Looney Tunes counterpart: Speedy Gonzales.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He only makes two brief appearances on the show (one being a still shot) before being removed entirely out of concerns that his character would be too offensive.
- Voiced by: Sally Struthers.
- Bald Women: Downplayed in that her true form has some hair, but what little hair she has doesn't cover much of her scalp.
- Baleful Polymorph: Buster defeats her by using magic dust to turn her into a fish in a bowl.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She first appears in the form of a cutesy girl offering Babs and Buster a meal, but it soon turns out that she's really a witch and that she was really trying to fatten them up so she could eat them.
- Punny Name: Her name sounds close to "sandwich".
Arnold the Pitbull
- Angry Guard Dog: He's this anytime he's with Montana Max.
- The Ahnold: He is muscular and speaks in an Austrian accent. He's got a little bit of the Totally Radical '80s icon Spuds Mackenzie mixed in for more laffs.
- Dumb Muscle: Usually he appears as an antagonist to Buster, Babs and other Tiny Toons, but he ends up getting bested by them in one way or another for his stupidity.
- Jerk Jock: He is belittling and cruel to the others, considering them as "puny weaklings" beneath him in intellect and strength.
- Mr. Fanservice: Comes with being muscular.
- Narcissist: He is a large bodybuilder who loves working out and admiring his huge muscles.
- In Prom-ise Her Anything he is revealed to have a girlfriend named Arnolda, who looks distressingly like him.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Arnold is a parody of... do we really have to spell it out?
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He seldom wears a shirt.
- Voiced by: Julie Brown.
- Fiery Redhead: Has red hair.
- Gainaxing: Her "bosom" bounces with almost every movement she makes.
- Genki Girl: She is an energetic girl.
- Ink-Suit Actor and No Celebrities Were Harmed: She's a spoof of MTV VJ Julie Brown, who also voices her.
- Ms. Fanservice: The main reason why fan remember her despite appearing only in one episode. She is sexy and really, really buxom.
- One-Shot Character: She appears only in the Tiny Toon Music Television episode segment, "Just Say Julie Bruin".
- Petting Zoo People: She is an anthropomorphic female bear.
- Redhead In Green: A redhead that wears a green dress.
- Sexy Silhouette: Julie's intro has her orange sillouette dancing and her breasts were swaying back and forth.
The Flea Family (Mama, Papa, Itchy and Flio)
- Affectionate Parody: Of the Mousekewitz family from An American Tail. It is no coincidence that An American Tail and Tiny Toon Adventures were produced by Amblin Entertainment.
- A Day in the Limelight: They only appear in a couple episodes, but they're the central focus of each of them.
- Four-Legged Insect: All of them.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: A greedy, fat tick crimelord almost forced Itchy to marry him in one episode. Definitely Squick.
- "I Want" Song: "Fur Fur Away" sung by Flio, which bears a striking, deliberate similarity to "Somewhere Out There".
- Little Miss Snarker: Itchy
- Unnamed Parent: The parents are only known as Mama and Papa.
Elmyra's Family (Emily, MacArthur, Amanda, Duncan, Baby, and Grandma)
- Voiced By: Matt Frewer (MacArthur) Tress MacNeille (Emily and Baby), Soleil Moon Frye (Amanda), Whitby Hertford (Duncan), and Fran Ryan (Grandma).
- Alliterative Name: Both Duncan's first and last names begin with D.
- A Boy, a Girl, and a Baby Family: Amanda and Elmyra are the girls, Duncan is the boy, and Baby is the baby.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Amanda.
- The Cameo: The Duff Family have made a few cameo appearances as extras on Animaniacs. In particular, Emily appeared in the episode, "You Risk Your Life" as a contestant, under the pseudonym "Myra Puntridge".
- Chubby Mama, Skinny Papa: Emily is the Chubby Mama to Mac's Skinny Papa.
- A Day in the Limelight: They are the main focus of the episodes they appear in.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Duncan acts as the responsible sibling to Elmyra's foolish sibling.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Amanda does tell Duncan to get a life and talks harshly to both him and Elmyra, she does show a small act of kindness towards Elmyra in "Grandma's Dead" when one of her pet hamsters dies. She tries to cheer her up, telling her, "Come on, don't be sad, be the other way".
- Kid Hero: Duncan has two superhero alter-egos; Ninja Boy in "Take Elmyra Please" and Captain Quark in "Grandma's Dead".
- No Name Given: Baby and Grandma don't seem to have their own names.
- Phone A Holic Teenager: In "Take Elmyra Please", Amanda is seen talking to her unseen friend, Stephanie on the phone, until Emily calls her over to assist her with calming Baby back to sleep. During their conversation, Amanda tells Stephanie that she is lucky to live in a family whose parents are always gone and without brothers, sisters, or pets.
- Poorly Disguised Pilot: The two episodes they appeared in were meant to serve as part of a spin-off focusing on them. Although the series was never picked up, Elmyra did eventually end up starring in another show, which they got left out of.
- Super-Strong Child: In "Take Elmyra Please", Baby has super strength, which he uses to bend the bars on his crib and go on a mini-rampage in the living room. However, in "Grandma's Dead", he does not display any of his strengths and acts more like a typical baby.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Amanda has purple hair. Given the fact that Mac has brown hair and Emily has red, it's possible Amanda dyed her hair purple.
- Voiced by: Charlie Adler (English), Issei Futamata (Japanese)
- Alliterative Name: First and last name both begin with R.
- Evil Counterpart: To Buster.
- The Goomba: He is the most common enemy in most of the video games, arguably having even more appearances in the games than in the show itself.
- Jerkass: He and Rhubella are snooty, Rich Bitches who believe they are above anybody with less money than they have.
- Species Surname: He's a rat named Rat.
- You Dirty Rat!: They are the antagonists of Buster, Babs and Acme Loo in all of their appearances, whether it be playing against them for Perfecto Prep in sports (usually cheating), or intentionally tormenting or shunning them in some way.
- Voiced by: Tress MacNeille.
- Alliterative Name: First and last names begin with R.
- Alpha Bitch: One of the most popular kids at Perfecto Prep, with an arrogant, unpleasant personality.
- The Cheerleader: Is the head cheerleader in her school.
- Evil Counterpart: To Babs.
- Jerkass: She and Roderick are snooty, Rich Bitches who believe they are above anybody with less money than they have.
- Species Surname: She's a rat, obviously.
- You Dirty Rat!: They are the antagonists of Buster, Babs and Acme Loo in all of their appearances, whether it be playing against them for Perfecto Prep in sports (usually cheating), or intentionally tormenting or shunning them in some way.
Danforth Drake and Margot Mallard
- Alliterative Name: Both.
- Ms. Fanservice: Margot demonstrates this flawlessly well in her first appearance. Don't believe us?
- Rich Bitch: Both.
- The Vamp: Roderick and Danforth use Margot to seduce Plucky (as well as promise him enrollment at Perfecto Prep) for the Acme Loo football playbook.
- Voiced by: Susan Blu.
Dr. Gene Splicer
- Voiced by: Jeff Altman.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Aside from Montana Max, he's the main villain of the Buster's Hidden Treasure video game.
- Hypno Trinket: He has created mind control helmets, which he has used on Melvin The Monster in "Hare Raising Night" and the Buster Busts Loose video game, as well as Dizzy, Calamity, Plucky, and Hamton in the Buster's Hidden Treasure video game.
- Mad Scientist
- Meaningful Name: He specializes in making Mix-and-Match Critters.
Melvin the Monster
- Voiced by: Jim Cummings.
- Interspecies Romance: He has a crush on Babs Bunny. Given his various animal parts, this could count as a multi-interspecies romance.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: He has the head of a bulldog, the horns of a bull, the body of an orangutan, the wings of a bat, the legs of a pig, and the tail of an alligator.
- Suddenly Voiced: He mostly speaks in growls, roars, and the occasional woof. When Babs and Splicer argue over who he should help, he briefly breaks character and says, "I feel so torn.".
The Woodpile Possum Clan
- Voiced by: Rob Paulsen (Banjo)
- Cannibal Clan: The Woodpile Possums don't care if meat talks or not, as Babs learns right after meeting them.
- Fat Bastard: Most of the cannibalistic possums are quite rotund, bar one male and the young female, who're Lean and Mean instead.
- Foil: To the Boo Family. Both are Cannibal Clans, but the Possums are dim-witted, savage, low-class and straight-forward predators, whilst the Boos act more refined and cultured, and so force their victims to go through a wedding ceremony first before eating them. Additionally, the Possums are mostly males, but the Boos are almost all female, and the Possums have a non-villainous clanmember, which the Boos don't.
- The Grotesque: Pretty much all of the possums are hideous-looking creatures.
- Hillbilly Horrors: A talking animals version, but they are dim-witted, ugly, swamp-dwelling hicks who try to kill and eat other sapients who wander their way. In "Acme Cable TV", Banjo explicitly calls his clan "inbred" at one point.
- Shout-Out: The first encounter with Banjo is an extended reference to the famous Dueling Banjos scene from Deliverance — Banjo even looks something like the deformed banjo-playing kid from that move.
- The Smurfette Principle: The Woodpile Possums consist of seven possums in total; Banjo, a diaper-wearing baby possum who could be either male or female, a family matriarch and patriarch, a female possum, and two male possums, meaning that there's either 4 males and 3 females or 5 males and 2 females in the clan.
- Token Heroic Orc: Banjo, who actually rescues Buster & Babs in the finale of their storyline, assures them that he's not like the rest of his kinsfolk, and decides to abandon the swamp-dwelling cannibal lifestyle to get an education at the Looniversity.
The Boo Family
- Cannibal Clan: Well, the cartoon animal equivalent thereof, but they are a back-river dwelling clan of lunatics who enjoy feasting on their fellow sapients.
- Exotic Extended Marriage: When the three Boo Sisters start squabbling over which of them will get to marry Buster, Big Daddy ends the fight by simply stating that they'll all marry him.
- Fat Bastard: Daddy Boo, the family patriarch and a hugely fat cannibal in the bargain.
- Foil: To the Possums introduced earlier. Both are Cannibal Clans, but each is quite different to the other. The Boos consist of three females and one male, whilst the Possums consist of more males than females. The Possums are stereotypical savage, deformed, killer hillbillies, who simply leap on and attempt to devour whoever comes their way, whilst the Boos present an aristocratic mien and insist on doing things in the "well-mannered" way by wedding their victims before eating them. The Possums have a token non-villainous member, if the form of Banjo, whilst the Boos are all just straight-up villains. Finally, although both want to eat the bunnies, the Possums are more interested in eating Babs (perhaps because Buster's ability to make music with his body impresses them), whilst the Boos want to eat Buster.
- Interspecies Romance: Zigzagged; the Boo Sisters are quite happy to flirt with and attempt to marry Buster, a male rabbit, despite being gators, but that's at least partially because they're going to eat him afterwards.
- Literal Maneater: As is made clear in their scenes, the Boo Sisters' modus operandi is to force unlucky men into marrying them, only to serve their "husband" up as the wedding feast after the ceremony is over.
- Marshmallow Hell: The Boo Sisters relish smothering Buster in their bosoms when they can get ahold of him.
- Non Mammalian Mammaries: Despite being alligators, the Boo Sisters all sport very considerable cleavage.
- Southern Belle: The Boo Sisters are all perfectly sweet Southern aristocrat girls... aside from the whole "eating their suitors" thing, of course. Complete with Southern Accents, of course.
- Voiced by: Rob Paulsen.
- Ax-Crazy: Or more accurately, Chainsaw Crazy.
- Big Bad: Of How I Spent My Vacation. Though he doesn't appear until the second half of the movie, he still antagonized Plucky, Hamton, Buster, and Babs the most.
- Disney Villain Death: During his chase with Buster and Babs on a mine cart, he falls off a cliff and into a river. Being an Expy of Jason Voorhees, he survives to chase Plucky in the closing song.
- Expy: Of Jason Voorhees.
- Hockey Mask and Chainsaw
- Hostile Hitchhiker: He tries to attack Plucky after Hamton's family picks him up.
- Karma Houdini: Although he never actually kills any of his intended targets, Mr. Hitcher never gets arrested or killed for his violent behavior. He even shows up at the end to continue chasing Plucky.
- Voiced by: Jeff Bergman
- Darth Vader Clone
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: He speaks with a lisp similar to Elmer Fudd.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He is the Final Boss of the Buster Busts Loose video game, where he attempts to zap Buster with a giant laser. To defeat him, Buster must snatch the laser from him and zap him with it several times.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: At the end of the Buster Busts Loose video game, during the Proscenium Reveal, he is revealed to be a costumed Plucky, which is odd, as he is a completely different character in the "A Quack in the Quarks" episode.
The Original Looney Tunes
- Art Evolution: The characters (sans Goopy Geer) look nothing like they did in their original appearances, looking more like a combination of the 1930s rubberhose style with the '40s pears and spheres style, and with Bosko and Honey getting their species changed into dog-like designs. Although there's a good reason for this — Bosko and Honey were originally caricatures of old time ministrel black people, and Foxy and Roxy were shameless copies of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Goopy was never an ersatz of any character (not even of Goofy; that character first appeared a month after Goopy Geer made his debut) so he only recieved a mild redesign.
- A Day in the Limelight: Both of the episodes they respectively appear in.
- Poorly Disguised Pilot: Both episodes are clear forerunners to the Tiny Toons' Spiritual Successor, Animaniacs. The characters' redesigns are even suspiciously similar to those of Yakko, Wakko and Dot.