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Francis

Voiced by: Ulrich Tukur (German), Enrique Mederos (Mexican Spanish), Jeff Harding (English), Patrick Poivey (French)
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  • Nice Guy: The only decent and peaceful cat in the story besides Felicity, who is unfortunately brutally murdered shortly after Francis meets her.
  • Phrase Catcher: Often called a "clever shit" (klug Scheiße) by other cats; he eventually adopts the phrase as his own at the end.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: At one point, he gives a long and very snarky one to Kong.

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Bluebeard

Voiced by: Mario Adorf (German), Graham Parker (English), Patrick Messe (French)
  • Big Eater: He loves eating on the job frequently, especially liver and codfish. Francis calls him out on this a couple of times.
  • Catchphrase: He often says "Shit yes!" in the novel.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Francis tells him at one point that the murders and the Claudandus sect can lead to something big happening. Bluebeard (who's feeling hungry at the moment) asks if it's a fresh piece of fish and makes a very funny grin.
  • Handicapped Badass: He talks down Kong at one point, despite being blind in one eye and having a mangled left paw.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Best portrayed when he defended Francis to a much bigger Kong.
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Pascal

Voiced by: Klaus Maria Brandauer (German), Peter Marinker (English), Bernard Alane (French)

Felicity

Voiced by: Mona Seefried (German), Mónica Manjarrez (Mexican Spanish), Tamsin Hollo (English), Déborah Perret (French)

Kong

Voiced by: Wolfgang Hess (German), Bob Sessions (English), Benoit Allemane (French)
  • The Bully: He loves throwing his weight around, quite literally at times.
  • The Brute: A hulking bullying cat who has no problem harassing the neighborhood cats.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Not really "evil", but comes pretty close. The murder of Solitaire, one of his girlfriends, made Kong want to find who was responsible and rip out his limbs.
  • Gonk: He's nominally a Himalayan, but such a hulking, fangy brute has more in common with a smilodon then a domestic cat. Averted in the book where he is simply described as "abnormally huge" but is otherwise a normal cat.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Ultimately comes out with the horrifying death of Solitaire, his mate, causing him to do a Heel–Face Turn, forget about menacing the protagonists and turn all his energy into finding the murderer.
  • Meaningful Name: He's the biggest cat and named after the biggest beast in fictional history.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: You would think him having a personal vendetta against the killer would make give him a big role in the movie/book. But he almost completely disappears following The murder of Solitaire and his only further contribution the plot is helping Francis and Pascal get their voices heard during their "press conference".

Joker

Voiced by: Ulrich Wildgruber (German), William Roberts (English), Philippe Dumat (French)
  • Death Seeker: He lets Claudandus kill him to prevent their secrets from getting out.
  • Pet the Dog: Yeah, he's a total crackpot, but he did take in and raise Isaiah.

Isaiah

Voiced by: Helge Schneider (German), Ian Tyler (English), Jacques Ciron (French)

Claudandus/Pascal

Voiced by: Klaus Maria Brandauer (German), Ricardo Hill (Mexican Spanish), Peter Marinker (English)
  • Affably Evil: Even after being exposed as the Big Bad, he still treats Francis like an equal and remains polite.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes to Francis quietly before going in for the kill when Francis tries to delete the logs of his murders. It's emphasized slightly more in the original dub, whereas in the original German Claudandus throws Francis' own apology back in his face before attacking.
    "You can't begin to imagine how deeply I regret this, Francis..."
  • The Chessmaster: He's been working on his eugenics plan for decades and attempts to groom Francis to be his successor.
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