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     Mickey Mouse 

Mickey Mouse note 

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Voiced by: Walt Disney (1928-1966), Jimmy MacDonald (1947-1977), Wayne Allwine (1977-2009), Bret Iwan (2009-present), Chris Diamantopoulos (2013 television series)
First Appearance: 1930

Mickey often goes on adventures and solves crimes. He has a hard time settling into a normal lifestyle since The Call decided to be a Regular Caller. He's ready to jump In Harm's Way whenever the need arises — and in the chance that he isn't, it turns out that he doesn't have much choice in the matter anyway. Between the 1930s and the present, Mickey's become less of an active adventure-seeker and more of a Plot Magnet — a really, really potent one. Even though he enjoys traveling and solving the mysteries life throws at him, he's always happy to return to his home and friends afterward. The Call doesn't seem to give him a break, though, so his life is constantly him to get up again, whether he wants it to be or not.


  • Ace Pilot: He becomes one in "The Mail Pilot".
  • Action Survivor: He has been on a lot of adventures, many of which nearly had him killed.
  • Alliterative Name: Mickey Mouse.
  • Amateur Sleuth: "Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers" was the first and a lot of comics since have depicted him as one; sometimes (especially in comics from the 70s and 80s) he's even a licensed private eye. Often overlaps with Great Detective. A couple of stories, like "Mickey Most Wanted" and "Private Eye for Hire", also make a point that he'd be a great criminal if he wanted to due to that same ingenuity.
  • Berserk Button: Downplayed, but he is visibly annoyed when someone makes fun of his height.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He may be nice and easygoing most of the time, but he's gone toe-to-toe with all sorts of criminals.
  • Birthday Hater: The story Topolino e il giorno più lungo (an Italian story from '98 to celebrate the 70 years of Mickey Mouse) reveals that Mickey hates his birthday because he is assaulted by every major character from both the Mouse and Duck Universes that wants to throw a party (even the villains!) and they give him original presents. This always turns into a disaster.
  • Busman's Holiday: It is common for him to go on an adventure while on vacation. Sometimes he is depicted as being unable to enjoy a vacation without excitement, other times he despairs when even on vacation he can't get a break.
  • Chick Magnet: Gottfredson-Walsh occasionally gave him a potential love interest for one adventure in the early years, despite Mickey being steady with Minnie from the start. There is Mademoiselle Maltese in "Circus Roustabout", Kitty Reutabaga in "The Black Crow Mystery", the Princess in "The Pirate Ghostship", Mimi in "The World of Tomorrow", Miss Laramie in "Billy the Mouse", Lillian Lovey in "Mickey the Icky", Ingrid Ingersoll in "The New Girlfriend", and the Aint princess in "Be-junior and the Aints". Played with with Little Star in "Mystery at Hidden River", who is Minnie in disguise, and with Millicent Van Gilt-Mouse, who is Mickey's cousin. Other writers haven't been as interested in this trope, the situation with Lotus Blossom being an approximation at best, and prefer to use Goofy for Girl of the Week stories.
    • In the Anderville stories from the late 1990s, Mickey has moved to another city. He gains a new best friend, partner, and potential love interest in policewoman Patty Balasteros. His enemies use pictures of Mickey and Patty as blackmail material, threatening to send them to Minnie. Which is part of what forces Mickey to return to Mouseton.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Often the reason he sets off on ridiculously dangerous missions to start with. Generally, he gets himself into something way bigger than he first thought it to be.
  • Determinator: Too stubborn to quit, whatever the odds. The only thing that has a chance to cause him pause are the endangerment of his friends or his friendships.
  • Distressed Dude: If only Mickey got a penny for every time he's been taken captive by a criminal! Sometimes, he gets himself out of the predicament, but other times it is up to his friends to get him home safely. Or his enemies. One story had a new villain keeping Mickey captive for quite a while. Pete considers it a personal insult that someone dared to do that. (He considers Mickey to be "his".) So he takes down the villain, rescues Mickey, and disappears without letting Mickey know who his benefactor was.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: To be fair, he is a little fellow. Almost his entire family is larger than he is too, starting with his sister.
  • Expy: Mickey is the "last" of a chain of them, as he's the only one Walt Disney didn't need to replace. Mickey's immediate predecessor is Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who in turn took the place of Julius the Cat. In a double line, Mickey also serves as an expy of Julius's mouse friend Ike. Julius himself is a Captain Ersatz of Felix the Cat, while Ike is one of Felix's friend Skidoo.
  • Flanderization: Unlike his preceding animated counterpart, this Mickey's retained a good chunk of his badassery throughout the years and still goes on all sorts of adventures. How much he's got in any given story Depends On The Writer, but it's never really gone as far as it has for the animated Mickey.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: He's a Nice Guy to almost ludicrous degrees, but he's also one of the smartest and most quick-witted characters in the comic universe. Which in turn helps him being nice, like how he didn't just give Tapiocus a roof over his head when he was homeless but also went and got him back his throne in "The Mystery of Tapiocus VI".
  • He Knows Too Much: Whenever he learns a villain's scheme, it is common for the bad guy to try and kill him so that he can't use the knowledge to defeat them.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: A favored activity of his and Goofy's. In "Topolino e la Baia delle Triglie", Pete and his cronies prevent them from fishing by organising all sorts of incidents. They weren't being petty, they just wanted them out of the cabin that Pete and the others were using as one end of a tunnel. The cabin's owner wanted fish as rent, so being unable to fish would get Mickey and Goofy kicked out.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Mickey and Goofy. Adventuring together around the world, working together typically, and sometimes depicted as roommates.
  • Humble Hero: He frequently refuses to be paid for his heroic feats and is only mildly more accepting of gifts. As far as he is concerned, the only rewards he needs are the satisfaction of doing something great and the happiness of the people he helped.
  • Identical Stranger: Mickey's got many, coming only second to Goofy's count, of which four on account of Gottfredson-Walsh. There's Billy the Mouse in "Billy the Mouse", whom Mickey never meets because Billy is in jail. He does, however, adopt his identity to make his investigation easier. Svengard is another double Mickey never meets, but he does meet his former girlfriend, Lillian Lovey, in "Mickey the Icky". There's King Michael XIV in "The Monarch of Medioka", with whom Mickey switches places. And there's Miklos in "Mickey's Dangerous Double", who went on to become a regular enemy of Mickey, although he has to dye his grey fur black to perfect the likeness. A case can be made for Mickey Jr., a robot made to look like Mickey, in "The World of Tomorrow", but his joint lines and speech quirk give him away. Non-Gottfredson-Walsh doubles are Jake Bland, a (counter)spy for whom Mickey was mistaken and with whom he teamed up to save the world in "Mouse by Mousewest", and Ricky Rodent, a crook Mickey was mistaken for in "The Stool-Pigeon Parrot".
  • In Harm's Way: Type Thrill Seeker. Mickey readily Jumped at the Call in earlier comics, but starting the 1990s he is also often been portrayed as an adrenaline junkie who is always throwing himself head-first into the next adventure because he needs the thrill. It is to the point that his friends sometimes set up a mystery just to please him, like in "The Counterfeit Conundrum", or simply to get his attention, more or less making their company the reward for his efforts because they can't get him committed otherwise. "The Importance of Being Goofy" has Goofy pull this, while Minnie is the mastermind in "Plain Brown Wrapper".
  • In-Series Nickname: Two, depending on the language:
    • For many years, Italian stories had his enemies call him "Topastro" (a pejorative of the Italian word for "mouse").
    • Sometime in the 2000s, Mickey started being referred to as "The Mouse" by his enemies in the English versions of the comics.
  • It Runs in the Family: The vast majority of his known relatives are adventurers of some kind, unwilling or not. Best shown in the saga "Once Upon a Time... In America", where Mickey's direct relatives are shown to include an English tailor that helped the Pilgrim Fathers get back the supply money that had been stolen from them, a wealthy cloth merchant from Boston that risked his life to personally expose the crimes of an English lord that was driving him and the other merchants bankrupt, a mountain man (the son of the cloth merchant. Who effectively renounced his inheritance for adventure) who ended up marrying the daughter of an Indian chief, an Intrepid Reporter that got heavily involved in The Revolutionary War, a wanderer that had all kinds of adventures in the American West, starting from being at Alamo (and surviving because Travis, seeing his young age, had him deliver a message to Sam Houston), before marrying in relatively old age and settling down, and Mickey's father, who joined a flying circus with an early homemade airplane just for the thrill of it before striking rich and becoming a billionaire.
  • The Leader: In most any combination of his friends, but usually to the core team of Minnie, Goofy, Clarabelle, Horace, and Pluto. He's a mixture of types Charismatic and Headstrong.
  • Married to the Job: Never mind that he doesn't really have a job. He's just got adventure on the brain and can't stay put, something that Minnie in particular has every bit of reason to get really sick of at times.
  • Master Swordsman: Actually an Olympioc-level fencer. Foes that have gone after him when he has something resembling a sword in his hand have quickly learned their error.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Happens in "Mickey Outwits the Phantom Blot" when Mickey has to get the final camera from a little girl whose mother isn't home. Ambiguously repeated in "The Miracle Master", which also may be that the children think Mickey isn't well in the head.
  • Monster Roommate: Eega Beeva, a little guy from the future, is one of Mickey's best friends and often comes back through time just to visit him.
  • Nice Guy: He has got perhaps a bit more of an edge to him than his animated counterpart, but he is still a thoroughly decent and friendly guy.
  • Official Couple: He and Minnie are portrayed as a couple, always have been and always will.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He has been known to tangle with Pete, who is at least four times his size. Okay, he is not victorious a lot of the time in plain fist fights... but hey, he is not a total pushover!
    • In the second Mickey Mouse Mystery Magazine story, Mickey visited a Savate gym for information and found himself having to fight in a match without rules. The gym master quickly interrupted the match because Mickey was kicking the ass of his opponent-literally, and for the rest of the series Mickey is sometimes seen there training himself.
  • Plot Magnet: The Call's really got it in for him. First, we have Coincidence Magnet, best shown in "Fame" when Mickey witnesses the most unlikely chain of events that leads to the capture of the Phantom Blot that he is credited for. Then we have Mystery Magnet with Mickey Mouse Mystery Magazine, a gritty detective comic series that opens with Mickey getting into trouble with the Anderville police because they assume Mickey's involvement in solving a ton of cases in Mouseton means he was involved in perpetrating them. And last we have Weirdness Magnet. It's not to the extent that Goofy is, but there's enough that gets thrown specifically on Mickey's path without him doing anything to invite it. Especially the Walsh comics depict him as such, because the Walsh comics are weird and Mickey happens to be the protagonist, but there's also stories like "Mother Hen Mickey", when Mickey finds an alien egg just as it hatches and the baby imprints on him, and "The Ring of Stone". In it, Mickey and Minnie stumble into a time travel device during vacation and meet up with Shamrock Bones who coincidentally also ended up in the past. He views his lot in life with both wry and eager acceptance; as shown in "Quest for Rest":
    Mickey: "If I don't find excitement — it'll find me! So why fight it?!"
  • Secret Keeper: Twice over:
  • The Smart Guy: Usually he is depicted as both The Hero and this.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Can be used with Goofy... or Pete.
  • The Team Normal: He gets this in the Hero Squad: Ultraheroes Mini Series. The most important thing the rest of the super-powered team considers him good for is going out to get pizza.
  • Underestimating Badassery: And it's what usually gives him an advantage, too! If Pete's working with someone new, he often tries to warn them about it... but they don't listen, of course.
    • Many a villain had thought they could take on Mickey in a meelee fight, only to learn that Mickey can go toe-on-toe with large and strong opponents as Pete.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: Like most of the cast, Mickey does not have a job except for when he gets plunked into a New Job Episode. There are, however, several jobs he's had that stand out.
    • Very few stories show him being called over to act in movies at the Disney studio, which is shown as his regular job and depicted as a lower-tier live action movie studio located in Mouseton. But we only see this in a handful of stories from 1938 to the present.
    • And some comic stories take his Amateur Sleuth tendencies to the next level and present him as a licensed private eye who's often called in to aid the police in difficult cases.
    • In "His Unroyal Highness", his adventures are explained as him being an agent of the World Police Alliance.
    • Some stories say he is a freelance journalist, Goofy generally acting as his photographer, and a long run of their stories together in the 90s had him and Goofy run a transport firm, usually driving a truck, or sometimes flying a freight plane.
    • There was a story in which Minnie tried to force him to settle down and find a respectable day job, like a bank clerk. The comic ended with him employed as a bank guard, but implying that his love of adventure will soon get the better of him.
    • The Italian saga Once Upon a Time in America shows in the last episode that his father was filthy rich, implying he has more than enough money to not need to work.

     Minnie Mouse 

Minnie Mouse note 

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Voiced by: Various, Russi Taylor (1986-2019)
First Appearance: "Lost on a Desert Island", 1930

Mickey's long-time love interest. Minnie, short for Minerva, wishes that Mickey would settle down instead of constantly going on adventures and it drives her mad that he can't seem to stay put. Oftentimes, when she can't persuade Mickey to stay home, she instead insists on accompanying Mickey on his travels. Although she gets abducted on various occasions, she's able to hold her own the rest of the time and has saved Mickey's hide more than a few times.


  • Alliterative Name: Minnie Mouse.
  • The Chick: Disney's most iconic and most classic example of this trope.
  • Damsel Fight-and-Flight Response: From time to time, though it's a fairly rare occurrence for her.
  • Distressed Damsel: Oh, how many times, especially in early comics. The trope has become far less common for her in recent years, but still happens from time to time.
  • Expy: Minnie is the "last" of a chain of them, as she's the only one Walt Disney didn't need to replace. Minnie's immediate predecessor is Ortensia Whiskers, who prior replaced Fanny Cottontail as female co-star. A case can be made that the chain goes through Alice, but although she's the female co-star of her shorts, she and Julius are intended to have a platonic relation and not a romantic one. Either way, the chain finds its origin with non-Disney character Kitty Kat.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Minnie is the quintessential girly-girl. And yet, as Mickey discovers in "Mickey Gets Stung" — take her to a particularly brutal boxing match because you're annoyed about her complaints of "unnecessary violence" and want to show her what real unnecessary violence looks like, and she'll proceed to be the loudest, most enthusiastic, and most foul-mouthed of the spectators, roaring for the boxers to beat the crap out of each other with such glee that even the other spectators start giving her weird looks. Her explanation for this apparent double standard after the match is over is that professional boxers are tough, they can take a little roughhousing.
  • The Ingenue: Following from her animated version, Minnie started out this way in the comics. Gottfredson played it straight in comics like "Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers" and "The Pirate Submarine", but over time gave Minnie more attitude until being the ingenue became incidental to story segments if that was her characterization at all.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. "Minnie" is short for "Minerva" as per "The Gleam". "Minerva" also is the name of one of her aunts, although her last name is not known. It is possible Minnie was named after her.
  • The Prankster: In Italian stories she's prone to inflict rather surreal pranks on Mickey whenever he needs to get taken down a peg or two, with such pearls as getting everyone who knows him to feign not to know him and get someone else in his home as part of a candid camera for claiming he's too smart to fall for one. Then there's the time she recognized that Miklos had replaced Mickey once again and got him to get a tattoo with a heart and her name...
  • Silk Hiding Steel: A portrayal kicked in in the early years - the first instance being "Blaggard Castle" in 1932 - but one that still took decades to settle and/or be revived. Minnie is sweet and unassuming but it doesn't do to assume that's all there is to her. One story neatly Lampshaded her turn from The Ingenue to this by swapping her and Mickey's roles in the start of the story — with Minnie being the one all gung-ho for the next adventure, Mickey worrying about the dangers that lurked, and Goofy being all astonished that the two were speaking each other's lines.
  • Supreme Chef: Not usually especially so, but during the Western Publishing era, this was the reason for villains to abduct Minnie instead of the decidedly less innocent reason Gottfredson worked with.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Skirt, eyelashes, and high heels. Oh, and her hat. In earlier comics, she wore a hat with a flower in it instead of the bow which is so commonplace in modern depictions. Sometimes she's shown with lipstick, but only in some later examples.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: Like Mickey, Minnie does not have one job but rather is occupied as whatever works for the story. Her first job was in "Supersalesman", where she takes a job as switchboard operator in part to prompt Mickey to take a job too. In "Eviction", she works at a day nursery and in "The Right Mouse For The Job", she works at a bank. The one time she's had a job with some continuity to it was in Disney's Mickey Mouse Adventures series, where she was an antiquarian with her own store.
  • You Got Spunk: Gets this from time to time too, though it's notably rarer in modern comics.

     Clarabelle Cow 

Clarabelle Cow note 

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Voiced by: Marcellite Garner (1930), Elvia Allman (1933-1990), April Winchell (1996-present)
First appearance: "Death Valley", 1930

A neighbor of Mickey and Minnie in earlier comics. She acts like an aunt towards them, when she's not busy manipulating Horace Horsecollar and/or flirting with other available males.


  • Aborted Arc: In "Clarabelle's Boarding House", Horace proposed to Clarabelle and she accepted. The wedding plans were paused in "The Great Orphanage Robbery" because Horace was on trial, but that comic ended with the message that the wedding was back on track. No wedding ever happened in subsequent comics. Equally, any mention of her boarding house was dropped after that story.
  • Alliterative Name: Clarabelle Cow.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Invoked a couple of times, especially in "The Lair of Wolf Barker" where she was accidentally kidnapped instead of Minnie and found that the kidnappers were suddenly far less interested in her. Another incident occurs in "The Spook Specialist":
    Clarabelle: "Ohhhh... A MONSTER! But... A MAN monster!"
  • Best Friend: To Minnie in Mouseverse comics. In Duckverse comics, she tends to be this to Daisy Duck.
  • Damsel in Distress: Regularly in the Super Goof comics.
  • Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: Combined with Demoted to Extra and Promoted to Love Interest. Clarabelle started out as a cast member of own worth who happened to be in a relation with equal-value cast member Horace. Hints of Clarabelle being a possible couple with Goofy instead started with "In Search of Jungle Treasure" in 1937 when Goofy was on his way of becoming Mickey's default sidekick. In the USA, when the face of Mickey Mouse comics shifted from Gottfredson-Walsh to the Western Publishing output, Horace was near-completely abandoned while Clarabelle got to stay on account of being romance material for Goody (as well as a friend for Minnie, but Minnie was suffering some Demoted to Satellite Love Interest of her own). Horace would remain a character of note in Europe and the default partner of Clarabelle, but with the animated works being mostly an American affair the push for Clarabelle as primarily a girlfriend for Goofy had and has a strong push. A shift back to the original character setup has been going since the 1990s, in particular with the cessation of American-produced comics in the 2000s, but Clarabelle is still a way from her old glory.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Horace and Goofy depending on who her love interest is.
  • Everything's Better with Cows: She is an anthropomorphic bovine.
  • The Ditz: Can be an extreme scatterbrain, though if you get her riled up too much...
  • Dreadful Musician: Mickey has at times said that Clarabelle "sings like a siren." He's not talking about the mythological creature. She is, however, quite good at yodeling and handles the piano nicely as per "Clarabelle's Boarding House".
  • Gossipy Hens: She loves to talk, and she loves to gossip, and very few people can actually keep up with her when she starts talking.
  • Homemade Sweater from Hell: According to "The Great Birthday Robbery" and "An Impish Bad Birthday", Clarabelle always gives Mickey a handmade sweater for his birthday, but she has yet to make one that fits. Mickey appreciates the gesture anyway.
  • In Love with Love: Portrayed as this sometimes; she's a big romantic but isn't always too picky about who the romance is with.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Featured as this in a series of European stories with Clarabelle as the main star.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Often goofy, scatterbrained and ridiculous, but as several villains have found out, if she gets angry enough she's, well, dangerous.
  • Love Triangle: A few comics depict her and Glory-Bee as romantic rivals for Goofy. She herself has two suitors in Goofy and Horace in several comics. In "The Lair of Wolf Barker", Don Poocho fancied her too and Horace took none too kindly to that.
  • Old Maid: Presented as one or on the brink of becoming one in the early comics. It's a characterization that does not apply anymore, although as per "An Impish Bad Birthday", one of Clarabelle's biggest fears is ending up as one.
  • Pity the Kidnapper: An old characterization that no longer applies. It's present in stories like "The Bar-None Ranch" and "The Mystery at Hidden River".
  • Supreme Chef: Zig-zags a little on this trope; sometimes she's a Lethal Chef but more often she's extremely skilled in the kitchen. In "The Land of Long Ago", Mickey expects repercussions from fate for having gorged himself on Clarabelle's cooking. Her cooking skills even form the basis of magic in "You Can Count on Count Mickey"!
  • Too Clever by Half: Clarabelle is smarter than Horace and can outdo him at a lot. But she often presumes that means she's equal to any task; uh-oh.

     Horace Horsecollar 

Horace Horsecollar note 

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Voiced by: Walt Disney (1930), Billy Bletcher (1933), Bill Farmer (1990-present)
First appearance: "Death Valley", 1930

He's another of Mickey's old neighbors, and is often seen with Clarabelle when he's not adventuring with Mickey (or competing with him, or ineptly trying to advise him). Horace and Clarabelle have interest in each other but are usually too stubborn to admit it to each other.


  • Aborted Arc: In "Clarabelle's Boarding House", Horace proposed to Clarabelle and she accepted. The wedding plans were paused in "The Great Orphanage Robbery" because Horace was on trial, but that comic ended with the message that the wedding was back on track. No wedding ever happened in subsequent comics.
  • Alliterative Name: Horace Horsecollar.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the USA. But remains so popular in parts of Europe that foreign Disney comics producers continue to use him heavily, running a close third behind Goofy in terms of major roles in modern Mickey comics.
  • Jerkass: Depending on the writer, Horace can be Flanderized until his character flaws are completely dominating and oppressive.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though in the end he is a steadfast and loyal friend who will stick by his loved oneseven through the darkest times.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He likes to pretend that he's an expert on everything. He really isn't.
  • Life of the Party: "...and the guy with the lampshade on his head is Horace," Mickey says of some vacation photos in "Indy Mickey and the City of Zoom!".
  • Mr. Fixit: Very skilled with mechanisms and even works as a repairman. What does he repair? Everything! Can lead to Ditzy Genius when he sees broken stuff and rather than recognize it as broken views it as being in the fine state it'd be in after a handyman'd have performed their magic. For instance, he made the first payment on a boarding house in terrible shape in "Clarabelle's Boarding House" and did not understand why his friends considered it a bad purchase.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He's got two very obvious vices; his bloated ego and his prank-happiness. In fact, he's a lot like a less jerkish Mortimer Mouse.
  • The Munchausen: He loves to tell tall tales about his own great accomplishments... though they're generally not very close to reality.
  • The Prankster: Horace thinks he's elevated practical joking to an art form. Mickey (who fights back in kind) isn't convinced.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks a lot more highly of himself than he really deserves.
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     Goofy 

Goofy note 

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Voiced by: Various, Bill Farmer (1987-present)
Debut: "The Crazy Crime Wave", 1933

Mickey's close friend and occasional Sidekick, the lovable oaf often unwittingly makes things harder for everyone else. At the same time, though, he's obliviously (or intentionally, albeit eccentrically) saved the day more than once. In fact, he himself has a superhero alter ego in the form of "Super Goof". He eats 'super goobers' to become Super Goof, which is pretty much a spoof of Superman.


  • Adaptational Badass: As Super Goof, ergo Goofy with Superman powers. He gets his powers by eating Super Goobers (peanuts).
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Usually the most naive and gullible individual in the Disney pantheon, Goofy turns into a very persistent skeptic every time he gets a visit from an old-style witch named Hazel. No matter how many fantastic tricks Hazel does for him, he absolutely refuses to believe that she is a real witch who can do real magic. Goofy also steadfastly refused to believe that Eega Beeva (a human from the far future who looks rather like a sensory homunculus) was real when him and Mickey first encountered him, until Eega demonstrated his realness by punching Goofy in the face.
    • Goofy's skepticism was weaponized in the story La spada di ghiaccio (The Ice Sword, 1982-1983) by Massimo De Vita. Goofy and Mickey have been teleported into a fantasy world, and Goofy is "the chosen one" who needs to rescue it from the Lord of Shadows (an Expy of Tolkien's Sauron). The villain could once use powerful magic to conjure anything into reality, but has lost his original body. All he can now do is give life to the illusions he conjures. Because Goofy keeps disbelieving in what he sees, the illusions vanish before him. At one point the flying steeds of an entire enemy army disappear in mid-flight, because Goofy does not believe that they are real.
  • Baleful Polymorph: There's a light trend of Goofy being turned into a werewolf. It happens in "Werewolf Worries" and "The Weregoof's Curse!", while his X-World counterpart Pipwolf is a werewolf by default. The only time Goofy became another type of horror creature is in "You Can Count On Count Mickey", which had him turn into Frankenstein's Monster (while Mickey and Minnie "merely" became vampires and Clarabelle a witch).
  • Book Dumb: A little slow on the uptake, but he has some common sense.
  • Cartoon Creature: His former name "Dippy Dawg", ought to be a tip-off. It is, however, not common knowledge, and his design is cartoonified enough for him to be commonly viewed as a cartoon creature.
  • Clark Kenting: As Super Goof, Goofy wears long-johns with a cape and his ridiculous hat with Superman's power set, yet no one could ever figure out why they never saw Goofy and Super Goof in the same place. It's apparently because nobody WANTS to believe Goofy is Super Goof: the one time the Beagle Boys tried to use the police new supercomputer to find out his secret identity, everybody thought the supercomputer was still damaged by Super Goof's earlier sabotage when the computer actually told them it's Goofy.
    • Some stories have Mickey Mouse know Super Goof's secret identity, the implication being that either Mickey is that good as a detective or was just open-minded enough to consider and check.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: It's not necessarily that he lacks logic, it's more that his brand of logic tends to make sense only to him.
    • For example, his house in general (and his attic in particular) is a mess, with not one item in his rigthful place, yet he has absolutely no problem in finding what he needs. If someone were to tidy his house, he would be hopelessly lost.
  • The Ditz: Though in several stories bordering on Genius Ditz, as he often displays vast knowledge about many things — just not the sort of things you'd ever think would be useful. (They often turn out to be surprisingly helpful, though.)
  • Dumb Is Good: While not conventionally intelligent, there is no doubting that he's one of the sweetest, most good-natured people around.
  • Eureka Moment: It's not like he has them that often, but he almost infallibly invokes them in Mickey - something he says will clue Mickey on to the solution to a problem, especially when Mickey acts as a sleuth.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: A series of Italian comic stories has Goofy hanging out with Witch Hazel (the Disney Witch Hazel, from such stories as Trick or Treat, not the Looney Tunes character) and completely failing to believe that she is a real witch — no matter how many spectacular magical tricks she pulls off to convince him, Goofy will have his own "logical" explanation for the phenomena and utterly refuse to believe in magic, or that Hazel is a witch. Interestingly enough, at least two of these stories have ended with Goofy acknowledging the existence of magic — though in neither one did he believe that Hazel was a witch. In one story he concluded that she was a fairy godmother (a huge insult to a witch!) and in the other he became convinced that Mickey was doing magic and had somehow become a wizard.
    • Goofy's reasoning in the tale mentioned isn't unreasonable. Mickey got a tax refund. Which Goofy considers unusual in itself. Mickey then booked tables for three at a restaurant... with a single phone call. While Goofy noted that most tables at said restaurant are booked months in advance. Mickey found an available parking space. In a city area known for the near-impossibility of said task. Goofy is convinced that magic is involved.
    • He also doesn't believe that Eega Beeva's kilt contains everything, instead thinking that Eega is "a very good conjurer". In one story he gave the following reasoning: if the kilt contained a hole then it didn't contain anything else as it had fallen out, and if it contained everything else then it didn't contain a hole (Eega was not amused).
      • In Eega Beeva's debut storyline, he refused to believe that Eega existed, saying that such an animal did not exist. He changed his mind when Eega saved his life.
  • The Fool: In the best stories, Goofy's more gullible and eccentric than truly dumb. He's got great intuition -— you just have to pull him out of his alternate world to access it.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Goofy's original characterization before being fleshed out and becoming Mickey's default sidekick. Goofy, or rather Dippy, used to be a selfish, damaging, and unreasonable fool whose moments of glory barely made up for the trouble he caused. Why the other four considered him a friend was not explained, as they certainly didn't take kindly to his shenanigans. Stories to feature this version of Goofy are, among others, "The Lair of Wolf Barker", "The Crazy Crime Wave", "Bobo the Elephant", and "Race for Riches".
  • Friend to All Living Things: Funny considering Goofy started out as an unapologetic animal abuser back when he was Dippy, but these days he's portrayed as exceptionally good with animals, especially in the Egmont comics. "Uncle Elvis' Ranch" and "The Great Protector" are examples of titles that make note of that. Flows into Kindhearted Cat Lover, because the most loving towards an animal Goofy's ever been written is towards Agnes in "Goofy and Agnes". Agnes, for the record, is a lion.
  • Funetik Aksent: He's one of the few characters who've retained most of their accent. In the early Floyd Gottfredson strips everybody spoke with a Funetik Aksent, but this was toned town over the years until it vanished entirely for the bulk of the cast. Goofy was the exception; his accent was toned down slightly, but not by much, and he retains it to this day.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Mickey and for a while with Ellsworth.
  • Identical Stranger: Prince Tazzi of Artovia in "His Unroyal Highness" and Count Roland Gallánt in "The Search for the Zodiac Stone!: An Epic Yarn of Mice and Ducks!: Paris Is Goofing" (Part 7).
  • Immune to Mind Control: At least when it comes from Hypnotic Eyes, as per "The Gleam" and "The Sinister Sorcerer". According to Mickey, it's because Goofy has a "special kind of mind".
  • Kavorka Man: Not in general, but it's something of a Running Gag in the Italian comics: the token one-off attractive female character falls not for the smart and capable Mickey who's usually doing all the heroing, but for the goofy-looking, intellectually challenged Goofy, usually claiming to see him as handsome and profound. It's possibly just because Mickey's already got a designated girlfriend but the authors want to use all the clichés in some form anyway.
  • The Klutz: Not as much as one as his animated counterpart, purely because pratfalls tend to work better in animation than in comics. He's still rather accident-prone.
  • Manchild: On occassion depicted as this in relation to his intellectual maturity and his emotional sensitivity. However, there is no clear parental figure.
  • The Millstone: In some stories he can become this, but this is just as often Subverted — though not a hero in the classical sense, he can be surprisingly useful to have along.
  • Nice Guy: In the early Gottfredsons comic he was more of an annoying Gadfly, though his fondness for pranks was toned down over the years and eventually vanished completely. His sweet nature and big heart was played up instead, and he arguably became even more of a Nice Guy than Mickey.
  • The Nose Knows: Goofy sometimes has this. It comes up in stories like "The Great Giveaway Mystery" and "Lost and Amused".
  • Plucky Comic Relief: In the more serious detective-type stories, Goofy is usually the main source of comedy, as Mickey's inept sidekick.
  • Sidekick: To Mickey, of course. In the early comics, Mickey's co-adventurer switch between various characters. Goofy occasionally got to be it, but any of Mickey's successes were more in spite of Goofy's involvement than with any benefit from it. The first time Goofy was simultaneously wanted and useful was in "The Seven Ghosts" and he's been Mickey's default partner ever since.
  • Sudden Name Change: His early name, "Dippy Dawg", was replaced with "Goofy". This is spotlighted in "The Goofy Success Story", where Dippy becomes a star and is given the catchier name "Goofy" by the studio owner. However, the change is only in regards to his forename. His surname up to modern day is sometimes given as "Goof" and sometimes given as "Dawg", the latter usually in the combination "Goofy D. Dawg". Family members also either carry the "Dawg" of "Goof" surname.
  • Super Powers for a Day: Apart from Super Goof, writers have occasionally given Goofy odd inherited gadgets or (usually completely unexplained) powers that will somehow figure in solving the case. He's been seen levitating, as well as using telekinesis and psychometry.
  • Thicker Than Water: Goofy comes from a tight and big family, as shown among others in "Nobody's Baby" and a 1953 gag comic, where he goes into a funk over living alone. They even have a family motto as per "Fast-Draw Faker": "The Goofy Family is a close-knit clan... We help one another all we can!". Overlaps with Strong Family Resemblance. Many of Goofy's family members have a design like his with minor variations, such as hair, a beard, glasses, and sometimes they're older or younger. It Runs in the Family also is in effect. All of Goofy's relatives are... "different". Not all, and not all the same kind of "different", as respectively Gilbert and Arizona prove, but even those cases aren't quite aware of the family weirdness. As per "Farmers' Problems", Descriptiveville goes into effect because a large chunk of Goofy's immediate family lives in Wackeyville.
  • The Watson: In the detective stories, he'll often end up playing this role to Mickey's Holmes.
  • Who Would Be Stupid Enough??: The answer is Goofy. It's a characterization that is somewhat dated, give or take gag comics and animated work. One of the more modern examples is "The Salesman Always Knocks Twice", in which Mickey refuses to buy an ugly clock so the salesman convinces Goofy to buy it for Mickey. Bonus points that he tells Goofy to make it a birthday present even though it's not Mickey's birthday but you can never be too sure.

Mickey Mouse's family

     Mortimer and Ferdinand Fieldmouse 

Mortimer ("Morty") and Ferdinand ("Ferdie") Fieldmouse note 

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First appearance: "Mickey's Nephews", 1932

Mickey's nephews. Sons of his sister, Felicity Fieldmouse, who sporadically live with him.


  • Alliterative Name: Overlaps with Theme Naming. Morty's forename matches alliteratively with his mother's maiden name, while Ferdie's forename fits his father's surname.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Definitely in their first appearances. They seem to have mellowed through the years.
  • Chick Magnet: From the 1990s onwards, they are often paired with one or more pretty girls, but most of them are one-shot characters. A rather unusual example is Tip & Tap apprendisti fidanzati (December, 1997) by Bruno Concina. Morty and Ferdie have had a falling out with their current love interests, so they form a plan on how to improve their romance skills and hopefully regain their girls. The plan involves the two of them befriending, flirting, and dating every available girl at their school. They date over 12 different girls, before reconciling with their ex-girlfriends. None of the female characters of the story appeared again.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Because it was felt the two of them were too similar to Donald's three nephews (despite debuting earlier), Ferdie disappeared from the comic strip. He was intended to be written back in with the explanation that he'd been away at school, but it never came to pass. However, this is exclusive to the comic strip. In the comic books, Morty and Ferdie remain a double act to this day.
  • Color-Coded Characters: When they are differentiated by color, Morty is associated with red and Ferdie with blue.
  • Puppy Love: During Morty's newspaper solo run, he and Millie liked each other a lot and occasionally talked about their future together.
  • Mythology Gag: Mickey Mouse was originally going to be called Mortimer.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Subverted. In their earlier appearances they were kindergarteners. Modern Italian stories have aged them to be about 12-years-old and often deal with their love lives.
  • Parental Abandonment: Originally, Mickey and/or Minnie are seen as their legal guardians without any explanation given, although on occasion the boys' parents would be referred to. With the (re)introduction of Felicity Fieldmouse, this has been amended somewhat.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Would have been subverted in the comic strip, if Gottfredson had gotten around to re-introduce Ferdie — he was planning on making him more of a bookworm/nerd type. Since it never happened, they play the trope straight.
    • In one Italian comic, they Lampshaded it, when Morty was sneaking out of the house and a more reluctant Ferdie followed him, even to his own surprise:
    Ferdie: Why do I always keep following you into these situations?
    Morty: Well, we are twins.
    • Subverted in some of the stories where they are protagonists, though typically only for the duration of a story. They supposedly have different tastes in music, different hobbies, different friends, and different tastes in girls. Unsurprisingly, Mickey can't figure out why his nephews do not get along as well as expected.
  • Spear Counterpart: Minnie has a pair of twin nieces named Millie and Melody. They do not get along well with Morty and Ferdie.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Morty formed this with Alvin and Millie during his newspaper solo run.

     Amelia Fieldmouse 

Amelia Fieldmouse

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First appearance: "Mickey's Nephews", 1932
  • Multiple-Choice Past: An out-of-universe case. In 1932, Mickey's nephews made their debut when they were brought in by Mrs. Fieldmouse. Mrs. Fieldmouse refers to them as "[her] boys", which implies that she's Mickey's sister by virtue of them being his nephews. The apparent age difference is notable, however, and it is also odd for Mickey to refer to his own sister as "Mrs. Fieldmouse", which might be why the Dutch translation replaces it with "Amalia". On the other hand, the Dutch version also replaces "my boys" with "your nephews", removing the immediate connection between her and the twins present in the original text. With the identity of Mrs. Fieldmouse vague, she has conditionally been interpreted as the boys' mother and Mickey's sister, with the English fanbase adapting the Dutch name "Amalia" as "Amelia". Then in 2000, a character explicitly identified as Morty's and Ferdie's mother was introduced. Her name is Felicity Fieldmouse and she's also closer in age to Mickey. Although Felicity's character concept is based on Amalia's, the series' creators have stated there has not been a decision yet whether the 1932 character and the 2000 one are the same. Alternatively, the 1935 story "Babes In the Wood: This Year's Modernised Fairy Tale" creates, through the existence of her stand-in counterpart Mr. Fieldmouse, the possibility that Amelia is the sister of Morty's and Ferdie's father or, and more likely given that her last name is "Fieldmouse", the wife of the brother of Morty's and Ferdie's father. Either option would allow the age difference to be explained (Amelia > Frank > Felicity > Mickey) as well as account for the formal "Mrs. Fieldmouse" addressing.
  • One-Shot Character: Her entire existence consists of one panel in which all she does is drop Morty and Ferdie off at Mickey's house.

     Fieldmouse 

Fieldmouse

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First appearance: "Babes In the Wood: This Year's Modernised Fairy Tale", 1935

The (presumably older) brother of Frank Fieldmouse and uncle of Morty and Ferdie.


  • Grumpy Old Man: Became this after consuming Scotch oatmeal.
  • The Scrooge: Of the Scottish stereotype variation, severe enough to overlap with Would Hurt a Child. According to his debut story, he was a nice person until he ate Scotch oatmeal one day. When his brother and his brother's wife were killed by a cat, he took in their children, Morty and Ferdie, for the financial benefit. Then he paid Pete and Shyster to kill them to increase his profit.
  • Spear Counterpart: Of [Amelia] Fieldmouse from "Mickey's Nephews". Incidentally, this opens up an alternative interpretation for Mrs. Fieldmouse as either Frank's sister (if Uncle Fieldmouse is considered an adaptation of her) or the wife of [Uncle] Fieldmouse (if Uncle Fieldmouse is considered a separate character).

     Madeline Mouse 

Madeline Mouse

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First appearance: "Love Trouble", 1941

Madeline Mouse, also known as Millicent Van Gilt-Mouse, is a socialite and Mickey's cousin.


  • Alliterative Name: Madeline Mouse.
  • The Bus Came Back: After 70 years, she made her second appearance in "A Family Affair" in 2011.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Clarabelle described Millicent as "the cutest little blonde".
  • Kissing Cousins: Not really because Madeline and Mickey were only pretending, but rereading "Love Trouble" with the knowledge Millicent is Mickey's cousin has some... weird moments. Like when Millicent tells Montmorency that "[Mickey] is not as slow as [he] thinks... and [that] he's very smooth!"
  • The Rival: She is presented as one to Minnie for Mickey's affections in an Operation: Jealousy, but in truth she is the Unknown Rival to Montmorency Rodent, who is only pretending to be what she actually is.
  • Socialite: Madeline is this, although her actual financial situation is not shone a light on.
  • Volleying Insults: A champion. Until her arrival, Mickey had trouble holding his back straight when dealing with Montmorency and Minnie. Madeline, however, flawlessly counters most insults the two throw at them.

     Maximilian Mouse 

Maximilian Mouse

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First appearance: "The House of Mystery", 1944

A reclusive member of the Mouse family and Mickey's great-uncle. He runs a detective agency specialized to cases brought in by criminal clients.


  • Alliterative Name: Maximilian Mouse.
  • Black Sheep: Mickey calls him the official black sheep of the family.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: A light and ultimately avoided case. Maximilian never was bad to begin with. He just associated with bad people. When this association brought him in contact with Drusilla, a particularly evil and immortal woman, he stole her anti-ageing formula so time would do her in and went into hiding, giving up normal life and risking death would he be found. Because he's physically about thrice her age, she would've outlived him and he'd never known peace again would Mickey (and Minnie) not have gotten involved.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Just because Maximilian takes cases from questionable clients does not mean he's a criminal himself or open to association with criminal activity. He just has a talent for the job and gained a reputation for accepting cases few would. The misunderstanding caused a rift between him and his family and got him to be noticed by Drusilla.
  • Ugly Hero, Good-Looking Villain: He's the ugly hero to Drusilla's good-looking villain.

     Carrie 

Carrie

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First appearance: "Billy the Mouse", 1945

Mickey's cousin who formerly owned the Lazy Daisy Ranch. She's married, but the name of her husband isn't given.


  • Aborted Arc: At the start of the story Yoyo shows up at Mickey's doorstep asking for help for Carrie. Carrie's fate remains a played-up mystery throughout the story until it is revealed she got married and willingly sold her ranch to the villains. This does not fit the narrative up to that point, such as Beamish getting nervous when Mickey asks about the ranch's notable feminine touch when there's only men working there. As such, Carrie's connection to Yoyo and why he was asked to go to Mickey in the first place is not explained.
  • Cowboy: Type Cowgirl, although since she sold her ranch she may have left that life behind.
  • Damsel in Distress: Portrayed as one, but as per the Aborted Arc entry up above ultimately if illogically averted.
  • Happily Married: At the start of "billy the Mouse", Carrie has just married and is away on honeymoon. She descirbed her husband as "wonderful and exciting".

     Mary Sue Sharpe and Emerson Sharpe 

Mary Sue Sharpe and Emerson Sharpe

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First appearance: "The Little Genius", 1946

Mary Sue is Mickey's cousin and Emerson's mother. The boy, a genius far beyond his age, is also identified as Mickey's cousin.


  • Child Prodigy: Emerson is four years old and already a scientific genius with expertise in chemistry.
  • Ear Ache: Done by Mary Sue to Emerson after Operation Bubblegum exploded on her, him, Mickey, and Goofy. Implied to have been followed by You Are Grounded.
  • Expy: Emerson's character precedes Everett Koppenhooper as a child genius and Eega Beeva as an inventor searching for a defense against the atom bomb as detailed in "The Atombrella and the Rhyming Man".
  • Faked Kidnapping: The details of how it happened aren't given, but Mary Sue convinced the press her son was missing, possibly abducted, so he could visit Mickey for a few days and work on Operation Bubblegum in peace.

     Maxwell Mouse 

Maxwell Mouse

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First appearance: "Mickey Takes Umbrage", 1953

One of Mickey's uncles. He is or used to be a Professor of Natural History at Cramwell College.


  • Absent-Minded Professor: He'd sent Umbrage to fetch Mickey to talk about the gorilla's need for a new roof. By the time Umbrage came back, Maxwell had already forgotten he even has a nephew.
  • Herald: Mickey didn't know he had an uncle named Maxwell and then he met him hours before the man would permanently leave for Africa. It's not explained why he picked Mickey to leave in charge of Umbrage, but odds are it was simply because Mickey lived within walking distance. Maxwell's never spoken of again in the story either, not even when Umbrage and Magnolia go on honeymoon to Africa.
  • Parental Substitute: Maxwell has raised Umbrage from babyhood. He's very proud of all his accomplishments.

     Gudger 

Gudger

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First appearance: "Uncle Gudger", 1954

Although Mickey does have an uncle named Gudger, the man he grew up thinking was his uncle actually is someone who took the identity after the real Gudger died. Mickey knows of this and considers the man his uncle anyway.


     Digger and Matilda 

Digger and Matilda

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First appearance: "With Cousin Digger", 1959

Members of an Australian branch of the family. Digger is the father and Matilda the daughter, while the missus is neither named nor depicted. Digger is identified as both Mickey's cousin and Morty's and Ferdie's cousin, while Matilda is also identified as the boys' cousin.


  • Battle Boomerang: Matilda knows how to throw one and she uses it to pick fruit for a snack. Morty and Ferdie didn't care to listen to a girl on how to handle a boomerang, so they accidentally hit Digger with it.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Matilda's your standard sweet little girl in a cute dress who likes dolls and cooking, but she's also a Farm Girl who loves the outdoors.
  • Hair Decorations: Ambiguous. Matilda does have a bow in her ponytail, but said ponytail only exists in one panel.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Matilda owns a kangaroo named Josephine, which she rides on, either with saddle or bareback. When Morty and Ferdie got lost in the woods, Matilda found them and gave them a Kangaroo Pouch Ride back to the station.
  • Missing Mom: For the purpose of the story only. Matilda mentions she helps her mother with cooking, but the woman does not appear in the story even though she'd logically greeted the guests along with her husband and daughter.
  • No Name Given: It's unknown whether the family has the usual "Mouse" surname or not. The mother isn't named at all.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted in typical Fallberg fashion. In "Danger Down Under", an Australian uncle named Digger shows up. He could conceivably be the other Digger's father.

     Melinda 

Melinda

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First appearance: "The Chirikawa Necklace", 1960

Mickey's aunt and the sister of Jeremy. She owns a guinea pig farm.


  • Collector of the Strange: Not so much a collector as a farmer with unusual choices in animals to keep. Guinea pigs are merely her pick as an elderly woman. Prior, she's kept cicadas, emu, hagfish, alpaca, isopods, aardvarks, portuguese man-o-war, and umbrella-mouth gulper-eels.
  • Must Make Amends: When Mickey was only a few months old, Melinda got to take care of him for a week. Elated and proud, she doted on the baby. Then he got abducted and her Chirikawa Pueblo necklace was demanded for his safe return. Melinda followed the instructions without hesitation, leaving the police out of it, losing her necklace, but getting Mickey back. To this day, she feels ashamed for failing her nephew and is rather protective of him.
  • The Nicknamer: During his baby days, she called Mickey "Li'l Mick-Mick".

     Mickey's and Felicity's parents 

Mickey's and Felicity's parents

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First appearance: "Rip van Goofy", 1966

The parents of Mickey and Felicity.


  • Ace Pilot: Mickey's dad is an extremely skilled airplane pilot, enough that the Barnum Circus hired him to put on a show.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Chapters 13 and 14 of the Italian saga "Once Upon a Time... In America", the one story where most of the information about them comes from.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Mickey's father used to be one in his youth, kept honest out of sheer hatred for scammers and thieves.
  • In Harm's Way: Not to the same extent of his son, but used to be a Thrill Seeker (and teaching himself to fly on a homemade biplane at some point before World War I) before the scam that lost him the family ranch.
  • Lethal Chef: According to the short Mickey's Surprise Party, Mickey's mother had a really bad habit of burning any cookies she tried to bake. She did have an eye for store-bought pastries, though.
  • Nuclear Family: The family as it's known consists (or consisted, since Mickey and Felicity have left home already) of a father, a mother, a daughter, and a son. Nothing's ever been said about the amount of sisters Mickey has, but in "He's a Knock-Out!" he stated he has no brothers.
  • Self-Made Man: Played with Mickey's father: he was born wealthy, lost everything he had due a scam, and then, after loaning some money from his future wife, built a large economic empire, that he later sold when he realized it had turned him into a jerk.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Back when Mickey's father was a billionaire, his future wife was his secretary and in love with him, but never told him because of this. Subverted when it turned out he had known all the time, he was just ignoring it due being obsessed with money (he asked her out the moment he lost that obsession).
  • Unknown Character: Bordering on The Ghost. Mickey's immediate family has only been sporadically mentioned through the years, with his sister's proper introduction being accomplished only recently. The best known image that exists of them comes from an adaptation of Rip Van Winkle and even then it obscures them more than it shows them. Another adaptation comic, "Bobbin' Hood and His Merry Seven Dwarfs", provides a design for Mickey's father that's almost identical to Mickey, and when he and his wife finally appeared in person in the final chapters of "Once Upon a Time... In America" (from where most of the information about them comes from) they're shown to look exactly like Mickey and Minnie.
  • Unnamed Parent: Neither parent has ever been referred to by their forename up until the Italian saga "Once Upon a Time... In America", where the father is revealed to have the same name as his son (it's apparently a family tradition) and the mother is named Menny Mouse (nee McTop).

     Felicity Fieldmouse 

Felicity Fieldmouse

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First appearance: "Riverside Rovers", 2000

Mickey's older sister, wife of Frank Fieldmouse, and mother of Morty and Ferdie. She is a writer for the Mouseton Argus.


  • Alliterative Name: Felicity Fieldmouse.
  • Cool Big Sis: Felicity has the same no-nonsense attitude as her little brother.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: Family, in this case. There's only one comic (two if you count the 1932 one) in which both she and Mickey feature and the identity of her husband is external information as he has yet to appear in a comic.
  • You Don't Look Like You: A complicated case. In 1932, Mickey's nephews made their debut when they were brought in by Mrs. Fieldmouse. Mrs. Fieldmouse refers to them as "[her] boys", which implies that she's Mickey's sister by virtue of them being his nephews. The apparent age difference is notable, however, and it is also odd for Mickey to refer to his own sister as "Mrs. Fieldmouse", which might be why the Dutch translation replaces it with "Amalia". Cue the 2000s soccer series starring Morty and Ferdie, which introduces their mother, clearly younger than the 1932 character, properly. Felicity Fieldmouse is the name given to the 2000 character by the series' creators and maintained in most if not all translations. Although Felicity's character concept is based on Amalia's, the series' creators have stated there has not been a decision yet whether the 2000 character and the 1932 one are the same.

     Jeremy 

Jeremy

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First appearance: "Topolino e il tesoro di Alligator Bay", 2000

Mickey's uncle and the brother of Melinda. He's got a pet parrot, Agenore, that he acquired in China.


  • Black Sheep: More of a gray sheep. He's the kind of guy that prioritizes himself in every day life and can't be tracked down to be held responsible, but it might go just a tad too far to call him a bad person.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It'll take digging, but he's not 100% selfish.
  • Walking the Earth: As a sailor, he goes wherever he pleases to see what comes his way.

Minnie Mouse's family

     Mortimer Mouse 

Mortimer Mouse

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First appearance: "Death Valley", 1930

Minnie's rich uncle who owns a ranch. Minnie is his sole heir.


  • Alliterative Name: Mortimer Mouse.
  • Demoted to Extra: The events of "Death Valley" were specifically set in motion so Mortimer could test the reliability of Sylvester Shyster and the safety of Minnie would she inherit his fortune. As the Fox, he aided and protected Mickey and Minnie wherever necessary, while as Rasmus, he gave them guidance and moved about Hidden in Plain Sight. Yet none of the skill and wit and even concern he showed in this debut carried over to his other stories, where he makes space aplenty for Mickey to be the sole hero.
  • Expy: He's got one in Marmaduke, Minnie's deceased uncle in "The Mystery of the Double-Cross Ranch".
  • Guile Hero: He can manage three identities at once, all for different purposes, and has a mind not to hand out trust naively.
  • I Have Your Wife: [We] Have Your [Niece], anyway. Happens in "Mickey Mouse and the Ransom Plot", where the titular travelers abduct Minnie to get money from the rich uncle they've been told about. Mickey and his friends solve the case themselves. Mortimer never hears of it nor appears in the story.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. There's another Mortimer Mouse, who is one of Minnie's suitors. There's also a Mortimer Fieldmouse, who is Mickey's nephew.
  • Rancher: He specializes in cows and had to deal with rustlers in "The Lair of Wolf Barker" and "The Bat Bandit of Inferno Gulch".
  • Secret Identity: The Fox and Rasmus Rat!

     Minnie's parents 

Minnie's parents

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First appearance: "Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers", 1930

The parents of Minnie and her sister. Mr. Mouse's forename is Marcus, while Mrs. Mouse's isn't given.


  • Depending on the Artist: There's at least three designs for Minnie's father. The image is from "Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers", his first and arguably "most canon" appearance. His second depiction was in "A 'Pot' Shot", in which he shares Mickey's and Minnie's general look. In "Sheerluck Goof and the Giggling Ghost of Nottenny Moor", lastly, he's a tall and thin mouse with a moustache.
  • Nuclear Family: The family as it's known consists (or consisted, since Minnie and her sister have left home already) of a father, a mother, and at least two daughters. Minnie's sister is mentioned in "Mousepotamia".
  • Parents in Distress: Minnie agreed to marry Mr. Slicker solely to help her parents out financially. She was not pushed to this decision. In fact, Minnie had to assure them she wanted to marry Slicker for them to be okay with it. Then it turned out their financial troubles, predominantly caused by the ongoing disappearances of their chickens' eggs, were Slicker's doings specifically so Minnie would accept his proposal after initially rejected it.
  • Unnamed Parent: Averted with Mr. Mouse, although his name is rarely mentioned. Mrs. Mouse falls victim to it completely.

     Ruffhouse Rat 

Ruffhouse Rat

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First appearance: "Boxing Champion", 1931

Minnie's cousin, who is a boxer.


  • Hypnotic Eyes: Claims to have them and it's one of the few explanations as to how he ever could've become a champion, but the one time he demonstrates them it doesn't work.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He's oh-so-sure he'll win the match, then runs the moment he and Creamo Catnera are in a room, leaving Mickey, his sparring partner, to be Got Volunteered as title defender.
  • Mistaken for Romance: With Mr. Slicker fresh in mind, Mickey mistakes Ruffhouse for a suitor of Minnie before learning he's her cousin. He surprise-K.O.'s him before learning he's a title holder too.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: With elements of Sissy Villain and Wicked Cultured, just not so much villain and wicked as a pain-in-the-neck. Ruffhouse is the heavy-lightweight champion and at first set on payback towards Mickey for surprise-K.O.'ing him. After some mishaps, he and Mickey become friends and Ruffhouse asks him to be his trainer and sparring partner for an upcoming match for the title. Mickey accepts, only to discover Ruffhouse is far more interested in reading William Shakespeare than training properly, convinced as he is he'll win. When Mickey finds out that the challenger is well beyond Ruffhouse's strength, Ruffhouse calmly continues eating his chocolates while ordering Mickey to pace nervously for him. Refusing to be the town's laughing stock, Mickey forces Ruffhouse into a tight training schedule that in the end is for naught because Ruffhouse bails just before the match.

     Minerva 

Minerva

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First Apprearance: "Airmail, Special Delivery", 1939

Minnie's great-aunt.


  • The Bus Came Back: After her appearance in "The Parrot Puzzle" in 1954, it took until 1967 with "Pluto's Winning Ways" for Minerva to return, and after that it took 42 year for the 2009 riddle-type comic called "Lost 't Op: Ring" to star her again.
  • Characterization Marches On: Minerva's comic appearances in the 40s do not paint her as a nice person. Her 50s prose appearances in "Hidden Treasure", "The Happy Thanksgiving", and "The Parrot Puzzle" make her look much more pleasant. "Lost 't Op: Ring" bases her attitude on the 50s version.
  • Composite Character: Possibly. Prior to Minerva's prose appearances, there was "Thankful Thursday" in 1947 that starred Minnie's aunt Ellie in much the same role as Minerva. This could be the same character, just renamed starting her second prose appearance to connect back to the comic character.
  • Expy: Minerva was introduced in the same year as Miss Bovina, but did not return until the latter stopped appearing. As a female cast member's aunt, Minerva roughly fulfills the same role as Miss Bovina.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Minerva shares a forename with her niece Minnie, whose name is short for "Minerva". It is possible Minnie was named after her.
  • Widow Woman: Implied in "Lost 't Op: Ring", where she speaks of her husband in the past tense and he isn't present at her grand birthday party. This is an update from her 20th Century depiction, which leaned towards Maiden Aunt.

     Millie and Melody 

Millie and Melody note 

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First appearance: "The Late, Late Show", 1962

Minnie's nieces who sporadically live with her.


  • Color-Coded Characters: When they are differentiated by color, Millie is associated with teal and Melody with pink. In the company of Minnie, purple is sometimes substituted for pink so Melody has a color separate from her aunt.
  • Composite Character: An ambiguous case. In 1964, Jim Fletcher introduced a single niece named Melody as tormentor to Morty and Ferdie. This character, as shown by the various translations, could be interpreted as Melody without Millie or as a separate character taking their place.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Mickey's nephews Morty and Ferdie. The duos do not get along well.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Millie shares a forename with Morty's friend from his newspaper solo run.
  • Parental Abandonment: Minnie is the only guardian of the girls shown and notably among the Sensational Six is the only one whose familial and legal connections to her niblings is not even a little explained. However, from "Mousepotamia" it is known that Minnie has a sister, so said sister is a possibility for the girls' mother.
  • Sudden Name Change: Millie and Melody were named as such in their first comic, which, if not by the same writer, at least was done by the same artist as their next comic. There, they're named Tammy and Pammy. Modern marketing has settled on "Millie and Melody".

     Millicent 

Millicent

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First Apprearance: "The Old Pirate's Mansion", 1972

Minnie's aunt who started a free day nursery after she by coincidence came in the possession of a fortune.


  • Cool Old Lady: Her grandfather bought a Cool House that once belonged to Purplebeard the Pirate. She's spent time there ever since she was a little girl and is the only person to have discovered all its secrets. When Purplebeard's descendent broke in to find the pirate's treasure, she easily evaded him and his henchmen and hid elsewhere in the house. She also easily freed Mickey and Minnie from them using a hidden dumbwaiter.
  • Maiden Aunt: She's referred to as a "miss" and evidently has no children or other company if she invited Minnie and Mickey because she felt lonely.
  • Priceless Paperweight: Purplebeard the Pirate had hidden a huge uncut diamond in his barrels of dye powder. Millicent discovered these as a little girl and when she inherited the house took a barrel to keep flowers in. At the bottom she found a rock — the diamond covered in a thick layer of purple powder — that she used as doorstop ever since.

     Sierra Motty 

Sierra Motty

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First Apprearance: "The Treasure of Sierra Motty", 2003

Minnie's honorary aunt who lives in Mexico.


  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Subcategorizeable as a benign version of I Reject Your Reality. Sierra's mind works in a way that she can keep out bad information and only perceive what she wants to. Even being told to her face her fiancé is a crook seeking only to profit from the marriage merely enters as "Eli Squinch is a swell guy!". On the upside, it protects her from things that'd hurt others. For instance, when Eli is delayed from the wedding ceremony, Sierra is the only one who does not question his whereabouts and maintains the grace of the proceedings. It also makes it easy for her to accept Eli's excuse why they can't marry and pick up her solitary lifestyle happily.
  • Collector of the Strange: For artistic purposes. Sierra's big hobby is making lamps, which she's highly skilled at. Anything and everything can be the inspiration and resource for another lamp, including her own wedding dress, a pitcher (which still can be used as such post-conversion), a soccer ball, and an invaluable antique crystal helmet she found in an "old amusement park" under her house.
  • Honorary Uncle: Sierra used to babysit Minnie when she was little, which is why Minnie considers her an aunt. Their bond is close enough that Sierra invited her for her wedding day even after years apart.
  • Runaway Bride: Played with. Sierra was left to wait at the altar not because Eli didn't want the marriage to go through, but because Mickey's unexpected presence made him panic and choose to secure the treasure first. And although the guests ended up having thoughts, Sierra never doubted he'd show up. When he indeed did and claimed the wedding couldn't go through because of important business, she let him go without further questions, agreeing they may have rushed things a bit anyway.
  • Shout-Out: As the title "The Treasure of Sierra Motty" is inspired by The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Sierra Motty's own name is a shout-out too.

Clarabelle Cow's family

     Miss Bovina 

Miss Bovina

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First appearance: "Mickey Gets the Drift", 1939

Clarabelle's upper class aunt.


  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Miss Bovina wears characteristic star-shaped ear jewelry. She also has ox knobs on her horns. Her jewelry is one of the key points of "Goofy's Halloween" when a robber crashes a party she's attending.
  • High-Class Glass: She carries around a lorgnette.
  • Maiden Aunt: Implied to be one. No husband is ever mentioned and Miss Bovina is rather pleasant with Clarabelle and her friends.
  • Proper Lady: In full effect in "Mickey Gets the Drift", where she praises Minnie for her house and party while reassuring her no offense is taken at Morty's and Ferdie's antics. Slightly less so in "Cousin Bertie", but getting shocked and tripped as part of a prank she has no reason not to suspect to be Clarabelle's doing would do a number on anyone's goodwill.
  • Socialite: According to "Mickey Gets the Drift", she is the social elite in her home town.

     Bertie 

Bertie

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First appearance: Pluto the Pup comic, 1940

Clarabelle's mischievous (to the point of gleefully dangerous) cousin.


  • Child Prodigy: Bertie considers himself very clever and he definitely is ahead of his age. He can drive cars and has the technical know-how to undo Horace's work on his car without him noticing.
  • Expy: Bertie appears to have been the inspiration for Clarabelle's other jinx-type cousin Boinifácio. The core difference between them is that bad luck comes naturally with Boinifácio, while Bertie causes misfortune by design.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Bertie's cute as a button, but he's probably already thought of five ways to ruin the next ten minutes by the time one's processed that.
  • Screwy Squirrel: Overlaps with The Jinx. Bertie likes to play tricks on people, which often involves physical harm, to prove just how much more clever he is. Because he knows how to play innocent to avoid retribution, it often looks like the most he can be blamed for is his prsence. In "Bertie the Jinx", he torments Horace who for the longest time can't prove the child's hand in his misfortune.
  • Sudden Name Change: He went by the name Calfie in his first appearance. He's been Bertie in all subsequent appearances.

     Mayor Beeble 

Mayor Beeble

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First appearance: "Two-Gun Sheriff", 1953

Clarabelle's father in a made-up story told by Goofy. He may therefore not be representative of the real man. In any case, he would have passed away.


  • Miniature Senior Citizens: As per Disney tradition, overlaps with Bumbling Dad. He's roughly half the length of his daughter and about as competent as Goofy.
  • The Napoleon: After his occupation as mayor of Rawhide, his small stature, and his silliness, the overly large Hat of Authority seals the deal.
  • Nested Story: The problem with deciding whether Mayor Beeble matches Clarabelle's actual father is that the core part of "Two-Gun Sheriff" is a story by Goofy that could highly conceivably be his retelling of the events of "The Bar-None Ranch". The former is in any case based on the latter and Goofy was convinced of his own heroism in the preceding comic. Goofy, Clarabelle, and Pete are 1-on-1 with their first level story selves, but the closest preceding counterpart to Beeble is Mickey. This would account for his size and involvement in the story, but be an argument against viewing Beeble as Clarabelle's true father. On the other hand, if the other three can be faithful representations, there's no reason he can't be.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: If Mayor Beeble is representative of Clarabelle's true father, he and Maw Cow were this with Maw Cow being twice his size.

     Detwell 

Detwell

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First appearance: Sunday pages, 1962

Clarabelle's nephew.


  • Big Eater: He carries around candy even when he's been put on a strict diet. He does not like being told he may not eat something.
  • Karmic Trickster: Only lightly hinted at, but noticeable among Clarabelle's other trouble-causing cousins and niblings.
  • Smoke Out: He whips up some smoke with his chemistry set to leisurely plunder Mickey's fridge while he can't see or do a thing. This could very well be a trick he's pulled before given the confidence with which he gets to work.

     Itsy-Betsy 

Itsy-Betsy

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First Apprearance: "Triple-Sitter Trouble", 1969

Clarabelle's five-year old niece. Technically a Duckverse character on account of debuting in an April, May & June comic.


  • Ironic Name: Or Ironic Nickname, because it isn't clear which it is. "Itsy-bitsy" is a term to describe something tiny and harmless. Itsy-Betsy is neither.
  • Kick Chick: Itsy-Betsy introduces herself by kicking one of the nieces several feet ahead into the other room. The rest of the story makes clear a lot of her strength is in her legs.
  • Screwy Squirrel: More due to an abundance of energy and limited means to get rid of it than true malice, but Itsy-Betsy still is a handful.
  • Stronger Than They Look: April, May, and June think they'll have an easy time triple babysitting a five-year old. They are wrong.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She likes roughhousing and has a mean streak, but she wears a dress and big bow on her head all the same.

     Boinifácio 

Boinifácio

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First appearance: "Boinifácio, Muito Praz(e/a)r!", 1986

Clarabelle's bad luck cousin.


  • Dumb Blonde: Boinifácio appears to be a blond and while he's aware of the misfortune he causes, he's oblivious to the social response and doesn't take a hint when he's not wanted.
  • Expy: Boinifácio takes a cue or two from Clarabelle's other jinx-type cousin Bertie. The core difference between them is that bad luck comes naturally with Boinifácio, while Bertie causes misfortune by design.
  • The Jinx: Overlaps with Born Unlucky, but Boinifácio's bad luck far more often targets his environment than it targets him.
  • Out of Focus: Stories starring him were produced from 1986 to 1987. He's not been seen in anything new since.

     Maw Cow 

Maw Cow

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First appearance: "Radio / TV", 2007

A Dutch-original character (original name: "Moe Koe") who is the mother of Clarabelle.


  • Ascended Extra: Clarabelle's mother was first mentioned in 1935 in "Race for Riches" as the daughter of Durham, Clarabelle's prospector grandfather. It'd be 72 years before she'd show up as a character.
  • My New Gift Is Lame: She has a tendency to hand out gifts both Clarabelle and Horace hate, such as an ugly painting in "Schilderij" and a lamp she only gifted because she'd gotten bored with it herself in "Oude Lamp".
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Lets just say that she doesn't like Horace and the feeling is more than mutual. Her relation with Horace's father isn't great either.
  • Satellite Character: To Horace and Clarabelle. She was introduced at the same time as Sieb Sik and Paw Horsecollar.
  • So Proud of You: In "Van Mij...", Maw Cow compliments all of her daughter's accomplishments... although while insisting she's the origin of her daughter's talents.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: If Mayor Beeble is representative of her late husband, they were this with Maw Cow being twice his size.
  • Unnamed Parent: She's Clarabelle's mother and only known as "maw".
  • Widow Woman: In "Nieuwe Schoenen", her words imply Clarabelle's father has passed away.

     Nerissa "Nena" Cow 

Nerissa "Nena" Cow

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First appearance: "Clarabella e l'eccentrica Zia Nena", 2014

Clarabelle's peculiar and rich aunt and the sister of Camillo Cow, Clarabelle's uncle. The former took over from the latter as Clarabelle's primary caretaker for part of her childhood.


     Camillo Cow 

Camillo Cow

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First appearance: "Zia Nena Dalle Stelle alle Stalle", 2015

Clarabelle's rich uncle and the brother of Nerissa Cow, Clarabelle's aunt. The former preceded the latter as Clarabelle's primary caretaker for part of her childhood.


  • The Faceless: He's only ever shown partially, from the back, and covered in shadow.
  • Parental Neglect: Camillo's approach at raising Clarabelle was to tell her to keep quiet and out of the way when he was working. Which was always.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the Blue Oni, while Nena is the red one.

Horace Horsecollar's family

     Paw Horsecollar 

Paw Horsecollar

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First appearance: "Goede Buur", 2007

A Dutch-original character (original name: "Pa Paardepoot"). He is the father of Horace.


  • Miles Gloriosus: In his debut, he gives Horace advice on how to stand up for himself. Yet when the neighbor tells him to (finally) clean up his yard, Paw Horsecollar does so without another peep so as to avoid conflict.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: He and Clarabelle have a better relation than Horace with Clarabelle's mother, but that's the most positive thing that can be said. His relation with Clarabelle's mother isn't great either.
  • Satellite Character: To Horace and Clarabelle. He was introduced at the same time as Sieb Sik and Maw Cow.
  • Unnamed Parent: He's Horace's father and only known as "paw".

Goofy's family

     Ophal and Effie Dizzy 

Ophal and Effie Dizzy

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First appearance: "He's an Old Apple-Knocker", 1937

Goofy's uncle and aunt who run a farm. For whatever reason, Ophal is entitled to the title of esquire.


     Grandma Goofy 

Grandma Goofy

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First appearance: Sunday pages, 1944

Goofy's sports-loving grandmother, who is one of only three people to know Goofy and Super Goof are the same person.


  • Batter Up!: Her signature weapon is a bat, as shown in "Dr. X" and "Topolino e l'insolita indagine".
  • Cool Old Lady: Overlaps with Never Mess with Granny. Her highlight is in "The Granny Hang-Up", where she charges into battle against armed robber-grannies and robber-mommies because Super Goof is morally opposed to hurting gransmothers and mothers. In the end, she only has to disarm one and reveal the crooks are Disguised in Drag for Super Goof to deal with the rest of them himself.
  • Genki Girl: An elderly version, but that isn't holding her back one bit.

     Marmaduke 

Marmaduke

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First Apprearance: Sunday strips, 1945

Goofy's destructive nephew.


  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: He's a child with a face akin to his lovable uncle, but he can't be trusted alone. Or in company; makes little difference.
  • Fire/Water Juxtaposition: In his debut comic, he first sets the curtains ablaze, then pushes over the aquarium.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Marmaduke has the same first name as Minnie's deceased uncle from "The Mystery of the Double-Cross Ranch" and as Mickey's alive uncle from "The Pirates of Tabasco Bay".
  • Screwy Squirrel: He's openly vandalous, not caring if anyone's watching when he causes destruction.

     Wombat 

Wombat

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First appearance: "Uncle Wombat's Tock Tock Time Machine", 1951

Goofy's uncle, who is concurrently a certified loon and a proven genius.


  • The Bus Came Back: After his 1951 debut, it took until 1996 for him to star in another story. He's currently a semi-regular in the Italian comics.
  • Cartoon Creature: He probably is a canine like the rest of Goofy's family, but the name "Wombat" raises questions.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: In his debut comics, he ate the banana peels and threw the insides away. It was supposed to showcase his lack of intelligence, but he simply seemed to like the taste of them.
  • Einstein Hair: Could be worse, but it's still notable for a member of the Goof family.
  • Idiot Savant: He's one of the competitors for the title of least intelligent member of the Goof family and outside the family has even won prizes for his mind... or lack thereof. He takes pride in being called unintelligent. This does not stop him from being an enthusiastic Gadgeteer Genius who can make the most bizarre yet amazing inventions.
  • Time Travel: Wombat's homemade tock-tock machine allows him to travel centuries into the past and future. People only have to be near it to travel along.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: He climbed up a closet, went into fetal position, and draped a blanket over himself when he first met Mickey. He gained some courage after that.

     Gilbert 

Gilbert

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First Apprearance: "Relative Genius", 1954

A Child Prodigy TV Genius who is by far the smartest member of the Goof clan. Gilbert sometimes stays with his lovable yet frustratingly childish uncle, Goofy, and is one of only three people to know Goofy's secret identity as Super Goof. He occasionally even joins him in his superhero adventures as Super Gilbert.


  • Academic Athlete: As a member of the Riverside Rovers. He considers soccer "chess on the grass".
  • Child Prodigy: To the extreme.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like Ellsworth Bheezer, he often has some quite biting comments about his uncle, who never seems to catch on.
  • Expy: Of Roderick, Goofy's genius nephew that appeared in one gag comic nearly a decade earlier.
  • Genius Bruiser:
    • As Super Gilly he has all the powers of Super Goof, but is a lot smarter about using them.
    • Without his superpowers he's still an Academic Athlete and a master judoka. First shown when Pete and his gang kidnapped him (thinking he was from a rich family) and Gilbert, after staying put for most of the story, made short work of Pete as soon as he got distracted by Mickey's arrival.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Sometimes takes on this role, especially in Super Goof stories.
  • Insufferable Genius: Early on he was so bad that when he was kidnapped Goofy wasn't sure he wanted to free Gilbert, as he was just that insufferable and considered the kidnappers keeping him as punishment enough (the kidnappers agreed). Thankfully it was toned way down later.
  • The Smart Guy: Even more so than Huey, Dewey and Louie.
  • The Stoic: In many stories; in others he'll reveal himself to be Not So Stoic.
  • TV Genius: A junior version. He has advanced knowledge of science, history and literature, sometimes even becoming The Professor, but he's not very socially or emotionally intelligent, and has trouble with the simplest basic education. For example, he was unable to complete the nursery rhyme "Hickory, Dickory, Dock, the mouse ran up the —"

     Gaffy 

Gaffy

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First appearance: "Topolino e il Pippotarzan", 1957

Goofy's brother, possibly a twin, who lives in Kenia. Gaffy disappeared for twenty years in the country's jungle before he and Goofy reunited.


  • Affectionate Parody: Of the titular protagonist of Tarzan. Subverted insofar that, while he fits in every other way, Gaffy actually lives in luxury because he has access to a rare mineral he occasionally exchanges samples of with the outside world in return for whatever he wants.
  • Always Identical Twins: The two brothers aren't specified to be twins, but they are identical in appearance with the exception that Gaffy has a tuft of hair on his head. It's their high similarity that raises the possibility they are twins in the first place.
  • I Choose to Stay: After a struggle in which Pete tried to steal mineral samples, Gaffy feared more adventureres and thieves would follow and his quiet spot in the jungle would be lost. As such, he resigned to return to the USA with Goofy. At the last minute, however, he jumped off the boat and swam back to shore, unwilling to give up on his home.
  • Mighty Whitey: A consequence of being a Tarzan expy. Very noticeable in the negative depictions of the local population, who accept Gaffy as a leader figure.

     Tessie 

Tessie

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First appearance: "Goofy's Invention", 1957

Goofy's high-energy aunt.


  • Genki Girl: Expect her to come crashing in and drag along Goofy on whatever her endeavor before he can think of saying "no". It's quite possible she's in Arizona Goof's section of the family.
  • Maiden Aunt: She's still relatively young, looking not that much older than Goofy, but she's unmarried and hangs out a lot with her nephew.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Although she's only shown from the back, Tessie in "Goofy's Invention" is very different from her later design, having a smaller snout and less lively hair. Her personality is also less "goofy", making it possible the Tessie that appears starting "Goofy's Great Aunt Tessie" was not initially supposed to be the earlier character.

     Hattie 

Hattie

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First appearance: "Message from Aunt Hattie", 1973

Goofy's aunt who owns a restaurant.


  • Maiden Aunt: She does not appear married or to have children, as she gave her grandmother's cookbook to Goofy. Only the two of them know the cooking secrets of their (great)grandmother.
  • Never Learned to Read: Hattie can't read or write and neither could her grandmother. The cookbook Hattie inherited therefore consists of pictures to communicate the recipes. Hattie's illiteracy also serves as the first clue that she didn't write the letter asking Goofy if he could bring her the cookbook.
  • Supreme Chef: Hattie's cooking is widely known and highly regarded. Her gooseberry pie in particular attracts customers and makes her establishment unbeatable competition to any other restaurant.

     Arizona Goof 

Arizona Goof

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First appearance: "The Lost Temple", 1988

One of Goofy's many cousins; an Adventurer Archaeologist and severe adrenaline junkie who is never really happy unless he's out exploring some ancient ruins, discovering lost civilizations, or just fighting for his life through thick jungles or climbing glaciers. He hates sleeping indoors, so when visiting Mickey or Goofy he always ends up camping out in their back yards — and if he absolutely has to go inside, he'll at least enter the house through the window and not the door.


  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Taken Up to Eleven. He considers it a wasted week if he hasn't discovered any lost civilizations, solved any ancient riddles, boldly gone where no man has gone before, or at the very least been in some kind of life-threatening danger at least once.
  • Allergic to Routine: Arizona has a weird habit of not using beds, doors, or stairs. Instead, he sleeps in a tent, enters and exits houses through windows, and climbs floors by a rope. In his very first story no less, he and Mickey spent a day tracking through the wilderness just because Arizona refused to do what everyone does and use the highway to get to their destination. Mickey was not amused.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of Indiana Jones, of course — but also of other Adventurer Archaeologists from comics and films.
  • The Alleged Car: He has an old jeep which he affectionally calls "Gippippa" and which, similarly to Donald Duck's 313, swings between being a Cool Car and The Alleged Car, depending on the story.
  • Archenemy: To Dr. Kranz, a rival archaeologist who is greedy and shameless and not above resorting to criminal behaviour.
  • Breakout Character: In Italy, he is so popular to achieve his personal adventures (solo and with other characters from Mouse universe).
  • Ditzy Genius: He's a highly skilled and competent archaeologist, but he's aso a borderline Cloudcuckoolander with some really strange ideas on how to behave.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Licorice candy. He is, in fact, borderline obsessed with licorice candy, preferably of a particular brand which everyone else finds completely inedible.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Like most of Goofy's relatives, he looks almost exactly like Goofy, just with different clothes and some added Perma-Stubble. A few stories have put this to good use, when the two cousins were forced to impersonate one another.

     Zeke Goof 

Zeke Goof

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First appearance: "Western Ways", 1989

Goofy's uncle who manages a potato and corn farm in Busted Kneebone.


  • The Nicknamer: Zeke exclusively refers to Goofy as "Kid", which Goofy describes as an "old family joke".
  • Only Sane Man: He's relatively conventional for a member of Goofy's family, which plays into why he's a regarded as a weirdo in the oddball town of Busted Kneebone. The place prides itself on its cattle and lives on a strict diet of steaks. Zeke thought they might fancy some corn and potatoes with their steak. The town took offense at the suggestion of changing their eating habits.
  • Villain Respect: Leads into Befriending the Enemy. Meanton is the big cattle baron of Busted Knee and wants Zeke's farm to feed his cattle. He attacks the farm, knowing the law won't protect Zeke, and then buys up the mortgage knowing Zeke won't be able to pay. In a last ditch effort, Goofy signs up for a bronco bust despite Zeke's pleas not to. Meanton and his men can't stop laughing and even offer to tear up the mortgage if Goofy manages to stay put on Lightnin' for three minutes (the average being ten seconds). By luck of having glue in his pocket, Goofy wins the bet, earning Meanton's respect for the Goof family. He makes peace with Zeke and promises to become a regular customer of his.

     Elvis Goof 

Elvis Goof

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First appearance: "Uncle Elvis' Ranch", 2004

Goofy's great-uncle who owns a skunk farm named the Stinky E Ranch.


  • Fan of Underdog: If skunks as a species qualify as underdog. Elvis certainly is one of the few people who willingly gets near them and almost every piece of furniture in his house is skunk-themed.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Implied through Goofy's immediate connection with the skunks, which is said to be because he's got a way with animals.
  • Smelly Skunk: The skunks are portrayed accurately as spraying a liquid on their victims, which is the stuff Elvis collects to sell as repellent ingredient to factories. They're portrayed inaccurately as constantly smelling, even though they're well-cared for.

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