Character page for the Krypto the Superdog cartoon.
Krypto The Superdog
A white labrador retriever who is the main protagonist of the show, formerly Superman's pet on Krypton before it was destroyed. He has all of the powers of Superman, though some are heightened due to being a dog, such as his super hearing and sense of smell. Krypto also shares Superman's moral values and feelings, which has been used as a weakness against him in some cases.
- Action Pet
- Animal Superheroes: He was Superman's puppy on Krypton after all.
- Clark Kenting: Unneeded, as Krypto is a dog. Putting on a cape was all that was needed, although Kevin tried to give him a costume to hide his identity in the first episode, but he just ended up making Krypto look ridiculously gaudy.
- Cool Pet
- Deadpan Snarker: Ignatius brings out this side to him.
- Dogs Are Dumb: Averted, as Krypto is very smart.
- Eye Beams: He probably gets more milage out of this power than The Man of Steel himself.
- Flying Brick: Flight, super strength, invulnerability, check.
- Heroic Dog: A superdog.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: It may be due to being an alien dog, but he has no interest in chasing cats like most Earth dogs.
- Nice Guy: Like Superman, Krypto is clever and kind.
- Protagonist Title/Character Title
- Rapid Aging: Happens to him in "Growing Pains" by Mechanikat's aging ray.
Kevin is the young boy who Krypto lives with in the series, with Superman's permission. Kevin enjoys Krypto's company greatly, and is able to communicate with him and the other animals in the series thanks to a universal translator device. Kevin has a bratty cousin named Bailey who finds out Krypto's secret, but fortunately he's such a notorious liar that no adult believes him.
- A Boy and His X: Kevin and his loyal pet dog Krypto, with Superman's permission in the plot episode.
- Big Brother Instinct: Is genuinely concerned about his little sister Melanie's safety, especially in "Diaper Madness".
- Canon Foreigner: Krypto was always a pet of Superman or his family.
- Kid with the Leash: Superman appoints him Krypto's caretaker.
- Secret Keeper
- Ship Tease: With Andrea, his next-door neighbor
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: He joins Krypto saving the world every now and then, despite the fact that he's a schoolaged kid.
Kevin's baby sister, who refers to Krypto as "Kippo".
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Averted, she just does things that get Kevin into trouble.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Happens to her in "Big Sister", when she accidentally touches the aliens' spaceship.
- Cheerful Child: She is always cheery.
- Friend to All Living Things: She admires Krypto as a Superdog. In "Melanie's Monkey", she befriends a lost little monkey who came to Kevin's house.
Kevin's next door neighbor, and the owner of Streaky. Andrea enjoys making Streaky play dress-up, but was unaware of his (or Krypto's) superheroic identity until later in the series, when she accidentally stumbles upon Krypto's spaceship. In "Iguanikah", it is revealed that Andrea is Jewish. She loves to play and dress up Streaky, and she treats him like a baby. Andrea treating Streaky like a baby is similar to the Tom and Jerry cartoon "Baby Puss".
An orange cat with a yellow streak along his back who lives next door to Krypto and Kevin's family. In episode 6, "The Streaky Story", Streaky gained superpowers by a duplicating ray that was aimed at Krypto, but reflected off him and accidentally hit Streaky instead. Streaky later found that he had superpowers similar to Krypto's. But his superpower are weaker than Krypto's. Streaky shares his canine counterpart's weakness to Kryptonite. Streaky belongs to a girl named Andrea (unlike the comics in which he was Supergirl's pet cat). Unlike Krypto, Streaky is less serious about his superhero activities, and sometimes needs prodding to perform heroic deeds, but usually is dependable. He also has a nephew named Squeaky who is the leader of the Supercat Fan Club. Streaky often refers to Krypto as "K-Dog".
- Action Pet
- Big Eater: Can't stop thinking about the fish and other seafood
- Butt-Monkey: He tends to have a lot of comedic incidents happening to him.
- Cats Are Mean: Averted— on the whole you couldn't ask for a friendlier guy, and his less-than-savory moments are few and far in between.
- Cats Are Snarkers: Has a lot of witty lines here and there.
- The Chew Toy: Extremely accident-prone and the most abused character in the series, bar none. Though he gets his moments of triumph.
- Clark Kenting: Like Krypto, his "secret identity" simply involves taking off his cape.
- Cowardly Lion: He's got a bit of a cowardly streak; he even describes himself as a "fraidy cat." But he always comes through in a pinch.
- Deadpan Snarker: Can be rather sarcastic and witty a lot.
- Dreadful Musician: His singing is so bad that Mechanikat thinks that it's an "evil superpower."
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his flaws, Streaky is always loyal to Krypto, Kevin and Andrea.
- Power Incontinence: Streaky gains invisibility powers, but as he uses them they become harder to control. It reaches a point where only his face can be seen only if he concentrates really hard.
- Animal Jingoism: He absolutely hates dogs, and even talks about exterminating every dog in the galaxy.
- Bad Boss: towards Snooky Wookums.
- Big Bad: The most frequent villain in the series.
- Cats Are Mean: He's a Cyborg cat who plans to Take Over the World.
- Cyborg: Though how he became one is never explained.
- Green and Mean: He has green fur, and is definitely mean.
- Badass Adorable: Being cute has its advantage.
- Cats Are Mean: Since he was a just a kitten.
- Hidden Depths: Invoked in the episode where he infiltrated the Supercat Fan Club, he's touched by how they feel sorry for him for having to serve Mechanikat. Even he thinks serving Mechanikat can be a drag.
- Mysterious Middle Initial: In one story from the comic book adaptation, he disguises himself under the name Silas P. Sham.
- Punny Name
- The Starscream: When Mechanikat's robotic double takes over, Snooky quickly sides with him. Later, he goes back to Mechanikat after the robot is defeated, claiming he was on Mechanikat's side the whole time.
Ace the Bathound
- Action Pet
- Badass Normal: He's originally mocked by the Dog Stars for having no powers, but they take it back when the see how skilled a detective he is.
- Berserk Button: Batman is not his "owner", so stop saying it.
- The Comically Serious
- Dark Is Not Evil: Like Batman, he is dark and intimidating, with Kevin being frightened of him when he first sees him, but is a Heroic Dog through and through.
- Deadpan Snarker: Just like Batman, he has a razor-sharp wit.
- Dogs Are Dumb: Averted, seeing as he's the dog of the world's greatest detective.
- Insistent Terminology: Ace prefers to be called Batman's partner, not "pet".
- The Stoic
- Uncatty Resemblance: He takes a lot of cues from his "owner".
SqueakyStreaky's nephew and founder of the Supercat Fan Club
The Dog Star Patrol
- Animal Superheroes
- Expy: Of both the Legion of Super-Heroes and the Space Canine Patrol Agency. Their names and characters all come from The Space Canine Patrol Agents, but their function as single powered galactic protects resembles that of the Legion.
- Heroic Dog
- Super Team: They're a team of Superpowered canines that protect the galaxy from any threat.
A purple saluki (although she refers to herself as an afghan hound), she is the leader of the Dog Star Patrol. Brainy Barker possesses telepathic/telekinetic powers, allowing her to read minds, project forcefields, and levitate objects.
- Big Good: She is the leader of the Dog Star Patrol.
- Canon Foreigner: The Space Canine Patrol Agency in the comics don't appear to have a leader.
- Expy: Presumably of Saturn Girl, the female telepathic/telekinetic-powered leader of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple
- Mission Control: She's the only member who isn't a field agent.
- Not So Above It All: In the comic book story featuring an intergalactic mailman, she constantly berates the other dog stars for barking at the mere mention of the mailman. In the end, she can't help but bark as well.
- Psychic Powers
- Purple Is Powerful
- Ship Tease: With Krypto.
- Supernatural Is Purple: She's has psychic powers and purple. It's a two for one deal.
- Team Mom
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Mammoth Mutt's Girly Girl
A pink chihuahua who can inflate her body to a gigantic size.
- The Big Guy/The Chick
- Cheery Pink: She's a cheery chihuahua on her good days, but don't call her little.
- Inflating Body Gag: Her superpower.
- Composite Character: Of the male Mammoth Mutt and his girlfriend Mammoth Miss from the comics.
- Expy: Of Bouncing Boy, as both possess the same power of expansion.
- Heavy Voice: Mammoth Mutt has one whenever she inflates herself.
- Non-Indicative Name: She is neither a literal mammoth or a literal mutt.
- Pink Heroine: She's a natural heroic dog in pink.
- Pink Means Feminine: She's a chihuahua who is pretty in pink.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She's a sweethearted dog, but when you mess with her and her size; she's get really big
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Brainy Barker's Tomboy
A blue and white husky who possesses a large tusk-like tooth that functions like a drill.
- Canada, Eh?: Speaks with quite a heavy French Canadian accent.
- Cute Little Fangs: But it is quite deadly. Plus, it's the hardest substance in the universe.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: He can spin his tooth around at high speeds.
- The Hero
- Nice Guy: Easily the nicest member of the Dog Star Patrol besides Brainy.
- Now That's Using Your Teeth!
- This Is a Drill: He can use his tooth for this purpose.
A green-furred terrier who can stretch his tail to lengths long enough to use as a weapon, such as a lasso or whip.
An English bulldog who can sprout a pair of bull horns to use in battle.
A Dachshund who can raise his body heat to dangerously high temperatures to burn his enemies.
- Butt-Monkey: He can suffer a lot of comedic incidents himself.
- Expy: Of Heatblast due to similar superpowers.
- Fiery Redhead: A red dachshund with a fiery temper.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take a whole lot to make Hot Dog angry.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As shown in the episode "Bones Of Contention."
- The Lancer
- Personality Powers: He's quite hot tempered.
- Playing with Fire
- Team Chef: Among the Dog Stars, he's usually the one who cooks food for the crew.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Guess.
A Basset Hound who possesses four pairs of legs.
An Old English sheepdog who is a huge fan of the Dog Stars and wanted to join them. As his name suggests, he uses his drool as a weapon.
- Ascended Fanboy
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's a big, goofy sheepdog with a Simpleton Voice who drools all the time yet he single-handedly defeated an army of catbots.
- Making a Splash: He can control his drool.
- The Sixth Ranger
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: He saved the Dog Stars using his drool.
Kevin's bratty cousin who find out that Krypto is Superdog.
Jimmy The Rat
Lex Luthor's pet iguana.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: He changes genders twice in the show and both times he/she is very attractive to the people who see him/her.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While he may looks and act silly, he's still quite a force to be reckoned with and is a lot more cunning and intelligent than you'd expect.
- Badass Adorable: He's also pretty cute as well.
- Expy: of Plastic Man, plus Upgrade
- Keet: Often described as very bouncy.
- Rubber Man: Rubber Dog.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter
Squeaky's Supercat Fan Club
- Cats Are Mean: Averted.
- Cute Kitten
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Squeaky (Sanguine), Ramone (Choleric), Puff (Melancholic) and Nikki (Phlegmatic)
- Sympathy for the Devil: In one episode, they feel sorry for Snooky Wookums for having to serve Mechanikat.
- Ship Tease: She thinks Snooky Wookums is cute in "Join The Club".
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female kitten in the club.
Bud and LouThe Joker's hyenas and Harley Quinn's "babies".
Robbie the Robin
A robin bird who wants to become a superhero after Ace saves his life.
Krypto's original owner who allows Kevin to keep him.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: He serves as this for the whole series, though he only appears in the first episode and is referenced throughout the series.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Superman stands out among the other characters in having a near identical appearance to his counterpart in the DCAU while the rest of the cast resemble classic Hanna-Barbera characters. Even Lex Luthor, in his one appearance, is drawn in a style that matches this series more than Superman.
- Skintone Sclerae: As part of retaining his retaining his DCAU look.