Abusive Father: Zig-Zagged. On Goof Troop he can range from a relatively distant but still concerned Bumbling Dad to a harshly verbally abusive slave-driver with his son. With his daughter he can range from spoiling her with love to being somewhat neglectful. In "Bellboy Donald", he was not abusive at all, but was useless.
Artificial Limbs: due to having his peg leg removed from his design, one European drawer justified this change with "he got a much more realistic prosthetic".
Depending on the Writer: Pete has been seen as a calculating and scheming villain, a simple criminal thug, a relatively mundane Jerkass, a simple annoying foil, or another type of creature altogether, in various appearances, and no one complains!
Enemy Mine: In one of European comics, Pete teamed up with Commisoner O'Hara to make a scheme that will get dissuade Police Chief and Pete's Wife from making police and his gang more like those in action movies.
He also sometimes teams up with his nemesis Mickey Mouse to deal with an even bigger enemy.
Iconic Outfit: Pete is one of the few, if not the only, classic Disney characters who completely averts this. Throughout the years, he has worn quite a variety of outfits depending on what's appropriate, and has no real "default" look like other characters.
I Have Many Names: Peg-Leg Pete, Big Bad Pete, Pistol Pete, Black Pete, and Pete Pete, to name a few. He also has had names that did not contain Pete: e.g., Tiny Tom (in Officer Duck), Sylvester Macaroni (in Symphony Hour), and Al Muldoon (in How to Be a Detective).