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Not Pete's usual state of dress, but fitting nonetheless.
Pete is a large anthropomorphic cat from the
Classic Disney Shorts
who is constantly causing trouble for
(all of whom, ironically, he predates).
He debuted in the
short "Alice Solves the Puzzle", and appeared in some of the
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
cartoons. In that series, he was a bear.
those two Petes
Tropes That Apply to Pete: Abusive Father: Zig-Zagged. On he can range from a relatively distant but still concerned Goof Troop 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. Adaptational Heroism: While Pete has traditionally been a truly evil villain, in and, to a lesser extent, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse , he was played differently. In Goof Troop Goof Troop at least, he was a Jerkass, a Manipulative Bastard, and (as a result of the premise) an Abusive Parent, but he was also shown to have standards, fight against greater evils from time to time, and have a few Pet the Dog moments, making him more of an Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist or Anti-Hero. In Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, he is played much more sympathetically due to the target audience being younger to the point where he's not even very mean and actually gets along with the other characters. One episode of had a gruff but outright heroic Pete who was only positioned as a potential villain as a DuckTales Red Herring. Arch-Enemy: To Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and/or Goofy, depending on the cartoon. The last one, however rarely ever suspects that they're enemies. 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". Bears Are Bad News: Before . Steamboat Willie Bumbling Dad: Pete plays this trope to perfection in Goof Troop. Cartoon Creature: He was originally a bear, but he is a cat now. In , Goof Troop , and A Goofy Movie An Extremely Goofy Movie, he is portrayed as a Dogface. Cats Are Mean: Yes, we know he doesn't look like one. Chaste Toons: Averted. He has three children: Junior from "Bellboy Donald" and PJ and Pistol from . Goof Troop The Chew Toy: Often, usually due to Goofy's inadvertant bumbling. Cigar Chomper: Sometimes he's shown smoking a large cigar like in the picture above. Consummate Liar 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! Drill Sergeant Nasty: To Donald Duck in a series of Wartime Cartoons. 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. Evil Sounds Deep: Especially the Jim Cummings version. The Other Wiki once said it was done to contrast Mickey's light falsetto voice. Fat Bastard: To varying degrees throughout the years (see Depending on the Writer) but he always is fat and almost always is an incredible bastard. Fat Cat Freudian Excuse: As seen in , during his Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Villain Song, we learn the reason why Pete has been so evil: because his mother didn't like him and he wanted to become king to impress her. Go Karting with Bowser The Golden Age of Animation Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much to make him angry. In fact seems like he's always angry. Heel-Face Turn: He sometimes helps Mickey in his adventures. See also: Enemy Mine. Honest John's Dealership: In Goof Troop. 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). Jerk with a Heart of Gold: On occasion. and Kingdom Hearts II show a more sympathetic side for example. The latter show and a commentary feature on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse The Three Musketeers DVD implies that he's usually a case of Mean Character, Nice Actor. Also, every once in a while he'd slip into this role on but there more often than not he was just a Goof Troop Jerkass. Jerkass: Whether the setting makes sense for him to be a traditional villain or not, he's almost always a big selfish bully. Large Ham \ Evil Is Hammy: Expecially in The Three Musketeers. Laughably Evil: Even at his most diabolical, he is usually a bumbling goofball. Lighter and Softer: In , he's far less malicious, and much more mischevious. He's also on far better terms with the good characters. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Manipulative Bastard Mega Neko The Millennium Age of Animation Punch Clock Villain: In European comics continuity Pete is a robber but treats his profession like a normal job, up to the point of not committing crimes when he is on vacation. Team Rocket Wins: He actually wins Minnie's affections over Mickey in The Barn Dance (granted this was one of the few times he was acting more scrupulous than his nemesis). The Rival: To Mickey, of course. The Renaissance Age of Animation The Silent Age of Animation Those Two Bad Guys: When teamed up with Sylvester Shyster in the Mickey Mouse comic strip. Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: His marriage to Peg in Goof Troop certainly counts for this. Your Size May Vary: Pete's size seems to vary between appearances, from being twice the size as Mickey, to being incredibly imposing to Mickey.