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Played by: John Krasinski
A former race horse from The '70s (Based on the actual race horse) and BoJack's personal hero. After being banned from ever racing again for betting on his races, he commits suicide by jumping off a bridge.
- Advice Backfire: See Rousing Speech below. Not really helpful at all.
- All for Nothing: After everything he sacrificed - making a deal with Nixon and selling out his brother - just to continue his career, he's banned from doing so for life after illegally betting in his favor in races. Having nothing left, he ends his life by jumping off a bridge.
- Alternate History: See Fictional Counterpart for how the character contrasts with the Real Life Secretariat. As for his long overdue biopic Where do we begin?
- Ambiguous Situation: Secretariat may or may not have been suspected of kneecapping a Pinto competitor during one of his races. Whether it was true or not is never clarified.
- Anti-Role Model: To Bojack and others. While he was an admired figure to his fans, Secretariat's upbringing made it impossible for him to diverge from the damage his past had on him. Instead, he would imprint the bad answers to those issues onto others, such as little Bojack.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: A tragic example. Despite not getting on with the former and selling out the latter, it's implied that when both his father and brother died, Secretariat went through a Despair Event Horizon.
- Beneath the Mask: Underneath the smooth-talking, well-groomed and successful racer lies a fragile and depressed horse with deep-rooted issues and a desperate need to be relevant and at the top of his game.
- Broken Ace: Hes implied to have several issues, such as childhood trauma and depression and was constantly running away from his problems. Once that option was forced away from him, he committed suicide at a young age.
- Broken Pedestal: To the rest of the world once his illegal betting was discovered, and eventually to Bojack as well. As much as he admires him, even the horse starts to realize what an utter train wreck his hero was. That being said, he still looks up to him while acknowledging him as flawed, with the Lighter and Softer approach of his story in the Biopic being one of Bojack's major complaints about it.
- Broken Win/Loss Streak: The race against "Giant Hearted" Sham, as presented in the Biopic, was the first race of many that Secretariat lost and is considered the beginning of his downfall.
- Cain and Abel: Sold out his brother, Jeffretariat, as a replacement recruit to be drafted to Vietnam, where he was killed.
- The Charmer: In public appearances, he always had a winning smile and a witty retort ready. His private life was another matter...
- Cigarette of Anxiety: During an interview after making the deal with Nixon and winning another trophy, Secretariat takes a big puff of a cigarette while talking about how big of a hero his brother Jeffretariat is for "fighting the reds" and how much of a groovy dude is President Nixon. Notably, the Exhausted Eyebags return briefly.
- Close to Home: Why he ends up answering Bojack's letter: he identifies with him because of their similar backgrounds and insecurities. Unfortunately, the advice he gives him is not exactly helpful in the long run.
- The Dandy: Always dressed with the best suits for every occasion. The one time he didnt was on the day of his suicide, where he looks noticeably dishevelled.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied with his commentary of "not having had a happy childhood" in response to a fan letter sent by Bojack in 1973.
- Darkest Hour: His first loss against "Giant Hearted" Sham is implied to have been this in the Biopic. His being banned for life from racing most definitely was this, and it led to his suicide.
- Deal with the Devil: Well, with Richard Nixon anyway: he traded good PR (and his brother's life) to avoid army drafting and the collapse of his career.
- Death by Despair: Losing everything you have will do that to you.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of what it means to be The Paragon, sun-kissed and naturally talented, especially the enormous emotional toll of appearing flawless to the public when the entirety of your career and image might be a coping mechanism to escape your troubled past (as well your success based on the public's love) and how far would anyone go to ensure they would remain someone for people to look up to. His fate just proves how bad things can get for such a character.
- Despair Event Horizon: If the expression on his face before his sucide is any indication, he had definitively crossed this.
- Draft Dodging: He was originally destined to be conscripted to fight in Vietnam in The '70s, but out of fear of falling out of public attention and losing the one talent he had, Secretariat broke out an agreement with Richard Nixon for his brother to take his place in the army in exchange of using his image as a way to propel Nixon's abysmal popularity.
- Driven to Suicide: Banned for life from racing after illegally betting on his own races, Secretariat jumped off the Robert F. Kennedy bridge in 1973.
- Exhausted Eyebags: During the pep talk he gives BoJack during a Q&A in The Dick Cavett Show, he starts sporting this despite not having them before, implying that the colt's letter hit him quite hard.
- Fallen Hero: Everyone's faith and love for him was shattered the moment they caught him betting in his favor in the races.
- Famed In-Story: He's still remembered as a tragic figure in horse racing, with books being written about him and multiple (un)successful attempts to make a motion picture out of his life.
- Fictional Counterpart: To Real Life racing horse Secretariat. While there's obviously quite a few changes, the show's Secretariat actually mirrors the real one's career fairly well, including his Thoroughbred Racing Triple Crown win in 1973, which is mentioned when Secretariat appears on The Dick Cavett Show. Just like his real life counterpart, Secretariat's career ended in 1973, but due to him being banned for betting on his own races, and comitting suicide shortly after. The real one was retired by his owners and became a successfull breeding stud, fathering several champion racehorses.
- Foil: To his Spiritual Successor, BoJack. Both came from really shitty conditions to become famous superstars in horse racing and acting, respectively. Like BoJack, Secretariat has done a lot of sacrifices for his career, including leaving a loved one out to dry: in Secretariat's case, getting his brother Jeff drafted to 'Nam in his place; BoJack's, selling out his mentor Herb for a chance at playing Secretariat, ironically and both are constantly haunted and feeling incomplete about their lives. The only difference is that while Secretariat allowed his fears and failures to consume him, BoJack has constantly bounced and learned from his while continuing walking in an uncertain road.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: An odd mixture with Greater-Scope Villain, Secretariat is a grand figure in Hollywoo history and within horse racing, the protagonist of a modern greek tragedy and one of the best equine athletes within the game. Fame, recognition, women, awards, standing at the top with every mortal looking up to him for inspiration; even today, when his disgraces and backstabs are well known and documented, Secretariat is still considered a living landmark and fondly remembered by a lot of people and believed to have had an untimely passing. Still, his story and glorification as a figure of veneration has influenced several people to follow in his footsteps, flaws and all. His actions while still living may have costed a Pinto his career and his own brother Jeffretariat his life. Not to say, his horrible, horrible advice was a key part in the construction of the emotional trainwreck of BoJack Horseman.
- Harmful to Minors: While he meant well on doing so, Secretariat's advice to BoJack is one of the reasons why he's so screwed up.
- Heroic BSoD: According to history and Kelsey Jannings, he "stopped running" after hearing from Jeffretariat's death.
- Historical In-Joke: Secretariat's first racing loss against "Giant Hearted" Sham, which is one of the iconic scenes in the biopic, is a reference to the real Secretariats "rival" Sham, who beat him in the 1973 Wood Memorial (though only coming in second, the actual winner being a stallion named Angle Light). This was seen as a huge upset at the time. Ironically, despite the impact the loss had on the fictional Secretariat, in real life Sham would go on to become Always Second Best to Secretariat.
- History Repeats: Hmmm, a seemingly collected celebrity who has it all and deep down is a Broken Bird with Parental Issues, a Dark and Troubled Past and a pretty bad case of Narcissism. Are we talking about Secretariat or BoJack?
- Iconic Sequel Character: Talked about in season 1 and briefly appearing in the final episode, it was in season 2 when his long-awaited biopic was shot and life was (partly) shown in flashbacks and Second-Hand Storytelling.
- Knee-capping: May or may not have done this to a Pinto during one of his most difficult races.
- Lonely at the Top: Despite his claims and his public face, Secretariat was a pretty lonely man who lost the few good things he had during his career, leading up to his suicide.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Secretariat, in the prime of his game as he appeared in The Dick Cavett Show, has a long, smooth red mane flowing down with thin yet muscular build and impeccable suits when out of his normal racing attire.
- Narcissist: A rare compensatory example. Secretariat found his worth when he discovered himself good at racing and as such, tried to maintain the perception that he was happy with the way his life turned out, those superficial feelings being the result of improving himself. Once that ability to run away from everything was taken out, he committed suicide.
- Offstage Villainy: See Ambiguous Situation and Kick the Dog above.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. Both Secretariat and his brother Jeff have similar sounding names, with only the first half being different.
- Only One Name: Just Secretariat.
- Patriotic Fervor: Invoked from his part as in accordance to his agreement with Richard Nixon: Any mention of him must be in the highest of praises and any public appearance from Secretariat must give the image of a devoted, die-hard American citizen.
- Propaganda Machine: For Richard Nixon in tandem with a backstage deal for Draft Dodging. He...wasn't very good at hiding his uneasiness.
- Posthumous Character: Long dead before the series began.
- Rags to Riches: One of the few known things about Secretariats past is that he wasn't born into money and had to work hard to gain his wealth and reputation, with his status as a Scholarship Student helping quite a bit.
- Rousing Speech: Well, he tried putting it as a rousing speech towards his young fan, but it's seriously up for debate whether it is a hopeful or a cynical, unhealthy one. For better or worse, it's what Secretariat believes and BoJack took such words to heart.BoJack, when I was your age, I got sad. A lot. I didn't come from such a great home, but one day, I started running, and that seemed to make sense, so then I just kept running. BoJack, when you get sad, you run straight ahead and you keep running forward, no matter what. There are people in your life who are gonna try to hold you back, slow you down, but you don't let them. Don't you stop running and don't you ever look behind you. There's nothing for you behind you. All that exists is what's ahead.
- Scholarship Student: Secretariat got his start in racing by earning a scholarship. It's implied one of the reasons why the famed loss against "Giant Hearted" Sham affected him as much as it did was because it put his scholarship in jeopardy.
- Second-Hand Storytelling: Most of his backstory, reasoning for his actions and influence within the story is thrown out during flashbacks, dramatizations through the making of his biopic or small background references peppered throughout seasons 1 & 2.
- The Scottish Trope: A biopic about his life had been in production since the mid-80s with any attempts to make it often resulting in delays, turnarounds or just sheer Development Hell. The curse believed to be bestowed upon the movie was legend among Hollywoo. It was only in 2014 when the movie finally got underway with Kelsey Jannings as director, Lenny Turtletaub as producer and BoJack Horseman (one of Secretariat's biggest fans) playing the lead. Even then, the misfortunes occurred during filming certainly reek of this trope: frequent clashes between director, producer and main actor; another actors off-set death; delays resulting in a total rewrite of the movie with shift of crew halfway through filming; a repeated face-burning incident; and most notably BoJack disappearing mid-film and a resulting massive Tone Shift of a kind not seen before in Hollywoo. Worse, people bought the bullshit version instead of the reality.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: All of his hard work ultimately lead to nothing, and he ended up alone, broke, ruined and much more depressed than before. And then he killed himself.
- Sound-Only Death: Inverted. Hes shown jumping off the John F. Kennedy Bridge and hitting the water, but the only sound heard is the wind and the traffic on the bridge.
- Spiritual Predecessor: To BoJack. They've got the same issues and darkness, all right. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that they're alike in every way, diverging in small but important matters: Secretariat, while receiving blowback from every corner, gave up by comparison much quicker than BoJack, who still seems determined to achieve happiness even if life piles up its case of why he should just give up.
- Stepford Smiler: He's generally very good at hiding it, though its especially noticeable when hes giving an interview after selling out his brother Jeffretariat.
- Tragic Hero: Either this or a Tragic Villain. BoJack and many others see him as this; a good guy driven to villainous at worst or morally grey at best actions that ultimately lead to his demise. Then, again...
- Tragic Villain: Either this or a Tragic Hero, depending on how one interprets his actions.
- Trapped in Villainy: Comes with the territory of becoming a living Propaganda Machine for one of the most unpopular presidents of your country.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His response to BoJack's letter ends shaping much of his worldview and his problems.
- What You Are in the Dark: When he's faced with the possibility of losing his reputation or sending his brother on a suicide mission, he chooses the latter. The biopic implies the decision tore him up later.
- Mentioned in: "The Shot"
Secretariat's brother, who ended up going to 'Nam in his place and was killed there.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Secretariat's Cain. His brother ends up sending him in his place to serve in the US Army during the Vietnam War, where Jeffretariat is killed.
- Cannon Fodder: Jeffretariat was enrolled in the army in place of his brother to fight in Vietnam, and got killed for it.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Implied to be this for Secretariat. As Kelsey points out, Jeffretariat's death was the moment Secretariat "stopped running".
- The Ghost: He's only mentioned by name, never appearing personally at any point.
- Killed Offscreen: In Vietnam. Not that he was ever on screen, mind you.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. Both Jeff and his brother have similar sounding names, with only the first half being different.
- Posthumous Character: He's long dead by the time of the series, although not because of old age.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's only mentioned, yet his drafting by the army plays a role in Secretariat's corruption and, its implied his death played an even bigger one in breaking his brother.
An announcer in The '70s whose interview with Secretariat indirectly lead to BoJack getting bad advice to live by and Secretariat to have a brief moment of depressing clarity.
- The '70s: The decade in which Dick's show aired. The only show that appears onscreen aired in 1973, to be exact.
- Alternate History: In this reality, Dick Cavett apparently interviewed Secretariat in 1973.
- The Announcer: In a similar fashion to Charlie Rose, he is the host of The Dick Cavett Show and the one who interviews Secretariat about the present charges against him for betting on races and some fan letters that have been received, specifically one from a little boy named BoJack Horseman...
- Characters as Device: His main purpose is to give some insight into the situation Secretariat finds himself in (and would end up leading to his death) and to read BoJack's letter to the racer for him to give some really bad advice to the young colt.
- Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: In this case, a version which involved an In-Universe audience rather than real-life people. Dick organized for this to be part of the interview with Secretariat. Needless to say, the first letter being read was BoJack's.
- Leno Device: It is through Dick Cavett's show that some information about Secretariat is revealed: namely, the alleged accusations of him betting on his own races and his thoughts about what to do when feeling sad per little BoJack's request.
- Mr. Exposition: His main purpose in the Flashback Cold Open of "Later".
- Mentioned in: "BoJack Hates The Troops"
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: They're literal beetles, so it should be obvious why they qualify.
- Breaking the Fellowship: Their appearance in the episode involves a newspaper clip in which they "call[...] quits".
- Celebrity Paradox: They exist within the BoJack Horseman universe, yet Paul McCartney appears in season 2 as a human.
- Creator Breakdown: In-Universe. The group no longer wants to tour, compose or play together.
- Fictional Counterpart: Of The Beatles.
- Punny Name: The Beetles.
- Visual Pun: Literal beetles.
- We ARE Struggling Together: The reason for their split.
- Mentioned in: "Live Fast, Diane Nguyen"
Famous dog celebrity, his bronze statue is shown outside of his eponymous memorial airport.
- Amplified Animal Aptitude: Taking into account that Air Bud in Real Life was just an intelligent Labrador, this version is anthropomorphic and an accomplished athlete.
- Egopolis: Has an airport named after him.
- Fictional Counterpart: Of Air Bud.
- In Memoriam: In-Universe. Specifically, an airport named Air Bud International Airport.
- Riddle for the Ages: Well, of course Air Bud is known in this world and he's a renowned basketball player, but exactly what are his most famous accomplishments and which were the ones that earned him a monument?
- Slasher Smile: That statue is way too happy...
The White House
Played by: Brian Huskey
Ehmm...is it really necessary to explain this one? Ok, Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States of America, governing from 1969 to 1974, year in which he resigned from office. As it turns out, he had another shady dealing, this time with Secretariat, about a certain drafting...
- Animal Companion: Just like his Real Life counterpart, he still has Checkers on his side. Although as his bodyguard rather than a pet.
- Alternate History: Obviously, Richard Nixon didn't make an illegal pact with Secretariat. Even the fact that Checkers was his bodyguard is meant to be taken with a grain of salt.
- Badass Boast: While arguing with Secretariat about letting him skip army recruitment and Secretariat tells him he can't send him to Vietnam:
- I can do whatever I want. I'm president of the goddamn United States of America.
- Deal with the Devil: He arranges a "quid-pro-quo" with Secretariat inside closed doors when he tries to bargain his way out of being drafted: Secretariat would spouse praise for Nixon, and in exchange, he would send someone else to be recruited in Secretariat's place, a.k.a. his brother, Jeffretariat.
- Friend or Idol Decision: The shady deal Secretariat had with Nixon was out of concern of falling out of public conscience. When drafting time came, Secretariat chose not to go at the cost of losing his brother, Jeff.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Well, it's Richard Nixon, but in this case, it's his influence in Secretariat and his actions that lead to Jeffretariat's death, and eventually to Secretariat himself committing suicide.
- Historical-Domain Character: Yep, Nixon, the archetype for a Sleazy Politician, makes an appearance here. And true to his nature, he makes a pretty amoral action that has major consequences for a major character in the series.
- Large Ham: Nixon turns entitled speeches with extra ego into an art form here.
- My Card: He has one with a pretty badass statement, with all is said and done. During his Badass Boast above, he asks a second opinion to Checkers about what he just said and he confirms it, pointing out at what's written in his cards.
- Overly Narrow Superlative: "The president of the goddamn United States of America", according to his card.
- Product Placement: What Nixon asks in exchange for Secretariat's Draft Dodging: he has to stand in favor of Nixon, considering his abysmal popularity.
- Right-Hand Cat: The function of his dog-bodyguard Checkers.
- Sleazy Politician: He's all too willing to make deals on his favor.
- What You Are in the Dark: His proposition to Secretariat poses a difficult Moral Dilemma for him, one which he loses by accepting, setting off a chain of events leading to his demise.
- Alternate History: In Real Life, Checkers was the Nixon family's dog during his years as Vice President. Because of this, there was no way he could be Nixon's personal bodyguard.
- Artistic License History: The real Checkers died in 1964; Nixon's dog while President was an Irish setter named King Timahoe. Of course, your average viewer is much more likely to recognize the former than the latter.
- Amplified Animal Aptitude: In this universe, Checkers is not only full blown anthropomorphic, but he's fully clothed, is guarding Nixon in person and actually has a voice. He doesn't use the last one frequently in the one scene he's in.
- Animal Companion: Towards Richard Nixon.
- Badass Baritone/Evil Sounds Deep: As a consequence of being voiced, Checkers has a deep, graveling, booming tone that stands out even in his one line of dialogue.
- Cool Shades: Uses them during Secretariat's encounter with Nixon. Doubles as Sunglasses at Night since it's clearly dark outside.
- The Dragon: From their interactions, it's implied that he's this to ol' Tricky Dick.
- Enigmatic Minion: It's hard to completely tell how much does he know about Nixon's deals or even if he has a saying on the things his boss does. Checkers just stands there and observes in silence the scene unfold. He only speaks when spoken to and backs up his boss when he needs it, but otherwise, his face is unreadable.
- Fluffy the Terrible: An intimidating, quiet bodyguard named Checkers.
- Historical Badass Upgrade: Needless to say, he's much tougher than the real Checkers.
- Historical-Domain Character: Well, he was the Oval Office's pet during Richard Nixon's presidency.
- Minor Major Character: The right hand of Tricky Dick and probably his most trusted advisor who probably participated in more than one of his boss's schemes; yet, as far as the story is concerned, he only matters because of his presence during Secretariat's moral compromise.
- Right-Hand Attack Dog: He's this to Richard Nixon.
- The Stoic: Doesn't change facial expressions at all during his one scene.
The Sugarman FamilySee The Horseman Family.
The Creamerman Family
- See One Shot And Bit Characters here.
Powerful businessman and possible partner for Sugarman Sugar Cubes, Mort is the top dog of Creamerman Ice Cream and father of Corbin Creamerman, who is implied to seek a possible alliance by marrying his son to Joseph's daughter, Beatrice. Judging by his son's meek attitude and dislike of his father personally, Mort is implied to just as image-obsessed and bull headed about everything as Joseph is, making both Corbin and Beatrice find a bigger connection than initially believed.
- Abusive Parents: Abusive might be too much, but there's little doubt that Corbin isn't exactly an assertive individual or that he has his dreams crushed up by his father. Telling your son that something he values like the company's pasteurization process boils down to "squeezing tit milk" just to make a buck isn't exemplary paternal behavior, at least.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Dismissed much of his son's ideas for the company's future as nothing more than bogus and thinks of the company he loves so much as nothing more than a means to an end rather than something to be nurtured.
- He and Joseph have different, if still oppressive, parenting skills: Joseph has no problem raising Beatrice as a more refined version of a breeding mare to be sold to the biggest bider which is in tune with the era and women's lack of rights at the time, even if he still gives her the best things money can buy without thinking of giving her any respect; Mort is implied to be upfront and far more brutally honest with Corbin with any particular idea or sense of individualism his son presents dashed immediately. Both are designed to toughen their children for the harsh world, but all it does is make them emotionally distant and resentful.
- By a generation division, Butterscotch and Mort are connected by their personalities: harsh, spiteful, conservative and dismissive of their sons' ideas. One hails from a high-class background and industrialized wealth, the other comes from skid rows and working class parents.
- The Ghost: Never appears on screen and is only mentioned by Joseph Sugarman and Corbin, his son. Considering the time setting in which he's mentioned is around The '60s, it's most likely he'll never appear.
- Good Old Ways: How he likes to spin keeping to what they know instead of trying his son's "risky" idea, which considering how the next decades panned out, could mean ruin or late success for the Family Business. While it's ambiguous whether the changing production spelled either fate for Creamermans everywhere, it's safe to say Corbin's vision was vindicated.
- It Will Never Catch On: Is uninterested in Corbin's suggestion using vegetable oil instead of milk fat in the 60's, even though that is now the industry standard today.
- Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Implied. Corbin is nerdy, unassuming, well-groomed and not good with events, people, let alone women. Mort is someone who all things considered is able to exert his will on his only heir and is more visceral and less intellectual about the company.
- Romanticism Versus Enlightenment: Played With. Normally with the theme of generation and progress through time, Mort is very much on the Romantic side, with his adherence to old values and systems on how to run Creamerman Ice Cream...but he's not only dismissive of its sentimental value, he just sees it as business as usual without any need of change fitting his attitude with Enlightenment. His son on the other hand is more passionate about it but seeks a proper way to lead the company to the new era, having obviously learned the true logistics behind the curtain belonging more to the Enlightened camp with a Romantic attitude.
- Technician vs. Performer: The Performer to his son's Technician. This is where all of the bad blood comes from.
Folk Hero of rodents everywhere. A knight on a mission to face against King Puss Puss, oppressor of his people, to free the persecuted and end his reign of terror. "Squeakivus", a festival in his honor, is held every year to commemorate his victory. Felines, however, may see the festival as "anti-cat".
- Ambiguously Christian: Judging the parallelism between the Stiltons and Euro-Protestants, Squeaky is subjected to this trope as well, with shades of Messianic Archetype. Considering King Puss Puss's image has a likeness to Vlad Tepes, the Impaler, Squeaky (and the Stiltons) may be Saxon Protestants, which were often victimized by the voivode of Wallachia.
- Anti-Hero: If the live representation at Stilton Manor is taken at face value, Squeaky's sole action was to stab King Puss Puss during a vulnerable moment. This, in itself, casts doubt on Squeaky's moral compass, since his actions'd only be viewed as "heroic" by mice because of the King's death, not because it was the right thing to do or because Squeaky himself was a morally righteous mouse.
- Bragging Theme Tune: Per tradition, "Squeakivus" has a song which detail his battle against King Puss Puss. It does so by dissing the tyrant...and insulting cats as a race.I'm positively evil
I'm nasty and smelly
So I'll take my sword
And stab you in the belly
- Custom Uniform: A traditional gilded suit of plate, courtesy of being knight. His picture, most likely due to invoking his image at its prime, has him solely using this.
- David vs. Goliath: Squeaky fought King Puss Puss, one of the most dreaded monsters in history, and won by stabbing him in the gut.
- Eyes Always Shut: The only picture of him, shown when Ralph explains "Squeakivus" to Princess Carolyn, has him kneeling with his eyes closed.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: From the same branch as Secretariat, Squeaky's actions seemed to have marked a "before" and "after" for persecuted European mice everywhere, with his killing of King Puss Puss coming at a time where most Saxon Protestant rodents were fleeing for their lives across the sea with nothing more than swiss cheese for food. Unlike the race horse, Squeaky has been canonized as a saint with a festivity named and centered around him for all descendants of those horrific times to celebrate. However, this much talked history and its implications in modern society has done little to help the rarity of interspecies prey-predator dating, with the over-blown "anti-cat" message being accepted even by mice who know this Cats Are Mean ideology to be wrong, yet still expecting the tradition to be respected.
- The Hero: Of "Squeakivus".
- The Kingslayer: Much like its forebearer, Squeaky killed Puss Puss with his own sword. Whether he did it by stabbing him in the gut when turning around isn't explained, but it was by his hand, that's for sure.
- Knight in Shining Armor: He's portrayed as righteous, kind and noble, ideals a knight should aspire to have.
- Memetic Badass: In-Universe, it's possible Squeaky did kill King Puss Puss with one stroke of sword, but the over-the-top nature of the song and obvious bias as mice "pride" makes it doubtful it was as quick as the story says. Whatever Squeaky's fighting prowess was, he'll always be remembered as the one who killed the maniac cat with no effort.
- One-Hit Kill: One thrust of the pointy end and King Puss Puss was no more. At least, that's how the story goes and how it's represented every year in "Squeakivus".Oh, right in the cat gut!
- Only One Name: May be had a surname, but legend has him pegged as "Squeaky". Just "Squeaky".
- The Paragon: To the Euro-rodent race. Felines don't quite disagree, but find the glorification of Squeaky at the cost of demonizing the entire cat race insulting.
- Patron Saint: Canonized as a saint after death and revered by Protestant rodents as such ever since for his heroic actions.
- Prepare to Die: The last verse of his traditional song, sung to the King himself.
- Tyrannicide: Part of his importance within the story (In-Universe and out), he put an end to the omnicidal ambitions of a mad cat king by stabbing him in the gut. This led to both the sparing of unmeasurable innocent lives of mice who's only crime was probably having a different religion, proper escape for immigrants rodents to other countries and the end of a long reign of terror. In a way, his whole story could be read as that of the weakling beating the large giant and saving the kingdom. Squeaky's legacy has been a mixed bag: true, his tale is revered and gives hope to the descendants of those persecuted as that of reliance and bravery, without which the land would have bled; however, such fanaticism has expanded beyond ascending Squeaky to "saint" status, focusing on the demonization of cats of all kind, with King Puss Puss becoming nothing more than a figure of hatred, a stand-in for all felines, good or otherwise. This is the main reason why "Squeakivus" isn't viewed as progressive as it should be: when it reduces people to stereotypes for the sake of a good story, the caste system isn't destroyed, just turned on its head.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: The biggest authority of the kingdom, wealthy, noble and an Omnicidal Maniac with religious fanaticism.
- Asshole Victim: Deconstructed. Whatever people's opinion of Squeaky may be, there's no doubt he made the world a favor by wasting this monarch. Problem is, by putting Squeaky on a pedestal (somewhat reasonable) and painting Puss Puss as a bastard that had to be killed (correct), descendants of the original survivors have developed a more overarching fanaticism (read:hating on all cats instead of just one) without admitting their Innocent Bigot tendencies.
- Cats Are Mean: Huge understatement but considering his peers in the series, played as straight as an arrow.
- Fictional Counterpart: His picture is a point-by-point replica of Vlad Tepes of Wallachia and his story is similar to the persecution led by Tepes of Saxon Protestants due to religious fanaticism.
- Guilt by Association: Puss Puss's actions have eternally cast a shadow on felines in the eyes of Protestant mice.
- Hate Sink: An Omnicidal Maniac with blood lust, cruel to the core and responsible for major massacres of mice in Europe, whose legacy has made cats hated by the survivors' descendants. Unless it's Alucard, a Fictional Counterpart of Vlad Tepes isn't going to be sympathetic.
- The Sociopath: Being the Fictional Counterpart of a well-known psycho and organizing the massacre of millions of lives, this king doesn't hide his Lack of Empathy and insanity.
- "The Villain Sucks" Song: "Squeakivus"'s traditional song extorts the virtues of St. Squeaky....by deriding and calling King Puss Puss all but a bastard. The song is still fearfully respectful of how much of a monster he was, however.Look at me
I'm a dumb cat king
I'm an ugly, mean, fat thing
Innocent mice will feel my wrath
I'm a stinky cat
Who never takes a bath