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The titular protagonist, he is a diplomatic, sometimes lazy and an easy-natured cat who is the constant victim of the Cockroaches. He spends his time chasing and catching the cockroaches, but somehow developed a love/hate relationship with them.
  • Ambiguously Bi: There were episodes where Oggy showed attraction to women, and others were he clearly ogled men. In "Oggy's Night Out", he and Jack went to eat on a classy restaurant, and Oggy was carrying a purse. Season 4 averts this by having Olivia be his only romantic interest.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While Oggy is generally a Nice Guy, he will not hesitate to fight back against the cockroaches when they harass him.
  • Big Eater: Oggy is usually eating something in most of time, and his fridge is filled with tons of food.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His fur is blue, and he is depicted as being more heroic in later seasons.
  • Buffoonish Tom Cat: A lazy cat who is also a Manchild, an occasional Cloud Cuckoo Lander and is very slapstick-prone due to his clumsiness or sheer silliness.
  • Butt-Monkey: Overall, he is the biggest in this cartoon. In almost every episode, he suffers some kind of misfortune, like being tricked by the cockroaches and being beaten by Bob.
  • Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: His relationship with the cockroaches. He hates them but can't live without them. Becomes a plot point in "So Lonely".
  • Cats Are Lazy: Most of the time, he likes to watch TV, eat and listen to music.
  • Cats Are Mean: Rarely. He is only mean when he is the antagonist of the episode, such as "Take Cover".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Sometimes.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While Oggy is often attacked and ridiculed by the Cockroaches, even they are shocked at times at just how often he manages to outsmart them.
  • Determinator: Oggy will often go to great lengths to get revenge on the Cockroaches.
  • Enemy Mine: Oggy allied with the cockroaches in some episodes, to screw enemies in common.
  • Godzilla Threshold: If you are a major Jerkass to the point of greed, chances are he will get the cockroaches to help him. Jack and Bob learned this the hard way.
  • Half-Identical Twins: With his twin sister Monica.
  • Heroic BSoD: Briefly in “Black and White” when Oggy lost his colors, due to an accident with the washer.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Has a few feminine traits, like the fact he carried a purse as he went to a fancy restaurant with Jack, in "Oggy's Night Out".
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He's been run over by cars, trains, and even airplanes, crushed by a rocket ship, incinerated, shot by a missile, fallen into radioactive waste, and is caught in an explosion nearly every episode. It's safe to say that Oggy is pretty much indestructible.
  • Jerkass Ball: Although rare, he is sometimes the one to instigate the fights between him and the cockroaches.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is the least “jerk” and the most “heart of gold” in comparison with Jack and the cockroaches. Generally, he only reacts in response for cockroaches' provocations.
  • Lazy Bum: Most of the time, Oggy is watching TV.
  • Leitmotif: The melody of the show's opening theme is almost always used for him.
  • Manchild: This is an obvious case in "Soldier for a Day", where his room is shown to be full of children's toys.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy to Monica's Masculine Girl.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: In the Hindi dub, his voice is a mimicry of Shahrukh Khan.
  • Relationship Upgrade: He and Olivia eventually get married.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Oggy in seasons 1-3 was usually portrayed as the main punching bag of the show. Constantly abused, tricked, and tortured by the Cockroaches while also getting beaten up by Bob on a near-daily basis, and that's not even mentioning how tremendously unlucky he was. However, in the fourth season, Oggy triumphs over the Cockroaches much more often, gets beat up way less often by Bob, his Butt-Monkey status is not as bad as before, and most importantly, he now has a love interest that doesn't fall in love with a cockroach.


Oggy's cousin, who is sometimes around Oggy to help him take care of the troublesome cockroaches with his inventions.
  • Big Brother Instinct: A figurative example. On occasions where Oggy proves to be incapable of handling the cockroaches by himself, Jack is usually there to help him out. "Flower Power", "The Rise and the Fall" and "All Out of Shape" are prime examples of this.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not frequently like Oggy, but when something happens to him, it's usually much worse than the treatment Oggy gets.
  • Cats Are Lazy: In episodes like "Night Watchmen", "Dump the Roaches!" and "Grease Monkey Oggy".
  • Cats Are Mean: Most of the time, especially towards the cockroaches.
  • Characterization Marches On: Jack, in earlier seasons, was more of a Mad Scientist than the tough type he is today. In later seasons, the "mad" part was dropped. Later episodes like "Oggy's Exoskeleton" have started to bring this trait back though.
  • Cool Car: It's a monster truck!
    • He also got one in "The Pumpkin that Pretended to be a Ferarri", courtesy of a fairy turning a random pumpkin into the ride of his dreams. Unfortunately, the spell eventually wore off, reverting the car back to its original pumpkin form... with Jack and his date still inside.
  • Crazy-Prepared: At times. He has a lot of stuff with him to be prepared.
  • Dreadful Musician: A few examples:
    • In the movie's Victorian segment, he (as Sherlock Holmes) plays the violin terribly, in a stark contrast to how Holmes himself usually plays.
    • During the Greek Odyssey episodes, it's a Running Gag for Jack to play the harp (badly) and sing (really loudly), greatly disturbing Oggy and Olivia.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He makes a lot of machines. Though by later seasons, this appears to have dropped.
  • Jerkass: Most of the time. He always pursues the cockroaches even for no reason and sometimes he uses Oggy and his properties for his own profit.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Several episodes show that Jack truly does care about Oggy's well being. Most of the time...
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Many of his plans to get rich or win backfire because he becomes meaner than usual. A notable example is in “Life's A Beach” when Jack uses Oggy's house and pool for his business without asking him permission for that and ends the day being beaten by his customers and getting struck by lightning several times.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: In the Hindi dub, his voice is a mimicry of Sunny Deol.
  • Official Couple: With Oggy's twin sister, Monica.
  • The Slacker: He has a tendency to sleep during his jobs, which usually forces Oggy to be the only one working, as shown in the aforementioned episodes above.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He has a fear of heights as shown in "The Lighthouse Keeper".
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: His yellow irises are occasionally seen and he's definitely more conniving than Oggy.

The Cockroaches

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The trio of cockroaches who live in Oggy's house and usually are the main cause of Oggy's misfortunes and the titular villain protagonists of the series.


A pink-bodied, purple-headed roach with a pink right eye and a yellow left eye, Joey is the self-proclaimed leader of the roaches. Even though he's the smallest roach in the gang, most of the time he's the brains behind the operations.
  • Ascended Extra: Out of the 3 Cockroaches, Joey is the most prominent as well as the most fleshed out character of the trio.
  • Butt-Monkey: Joey tends to have it worse out of all the cockroaches.
  • Greed: Joey's most noticeable trait.
  • Jerkass: He is shown to be the biggest jerk of the trio (and likely the whole show). It sometimes gets to the point where Dee Dee and Marky will briefly get Oggy's help or defy him whenever he gets out of line.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Joey has a red (later pink) eye and a yellow eye.
  • The Napoleon: He may be the shortest, but he's also the smartest and meanest, so he's the leader.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite being the biggest Jerkass of the trio, he tends to bond the most with Oggy. Big examples being in "Virtual Voyage", "Mission to Earth", "Ugly Dirty and Good" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth"
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Joey actually saves Oggy from falling to his death in "Journey to the Center of the Earth".
    • In "Inspector Dee Dee", Joey was willing to give back Oggy's flyswatter after briefly having it stolen by an octopus, and even fist bumps him after he squashes Marky with it.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: In "Shoplifting", Joey has no interest in robbing a grocery store because he knows that, unlike Oggy, it'll have multiple means to deal with thieves and he and his cohorts could actually go to prison. Unfortunately, Lady K convinces him and the others to do so anyway.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the first few episodes, Joey and Marky had red eyes instead of pink eyes.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the smartest of the trio.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Joey's left eye is yellow, denoting his sneakiness.


Marky is a suave, heartbreaking, grey-bodied, green-headed roach with pink eyes, often not really caring about what the two others are doing. His hobby is dating girls—even puppets—and reading books.
  • The Casanova: He was one in the early episodes but this trait has since disappeared. It seems to have returned in a season 5 episode.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Stealing stuff from Oggy? No problem. Stealing a valuable item from a beautiful celebrity? Joey finds out the hard way that's one thing Dee Dee and Marky won't do or stand for.
  • Flat Character: Becomes this after season 1 due to his Casanova trait being phased out.
    • In general, most of the episodes are pretty evident on how he lacks an actual personality to stand out - compared to his brothers. While he does have traits that are demonstrated for very few episodes (being a casanova as mentioned before, skilled at three things, and apparently able to develop obsessions with items that he really enjoys (or would enjoy) having note ), most of the time, he serves to help his brothers.
  • Hidden Depths: In some season 5 episodes, he's surprisingly really skilled at chess, art, and is great at building (but with sandstone).
  • Informed Attribute: Official profiles state that he's not very smart, but that's very rarely demonstrated. He's also stated to have two hobbies: reading books and dating puppets.
  • Out of Focus: Downplayed, he has appeared in every single episode except for "The Pumpkin That Pretended to be a Ferrari", "Perpetual Motion", "Safari, So Good" and "Happy Campers"; but he rarely ever gets the main spotlight. There have been roughly six episodes that primarily focus on him.note 
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the first few episodes, Joey and Marky had red eyes instead of pink eyes.

    Dee Dee 

Dee Dee
Dee Dee is an ever-hungry, devour-it-all, purple-bodied, orange-headed roach with green eyes. His appetite sometimes reaches insane regions, often resulting in the consumption of larger animals or other things.

The Neighbors


Oggy's other next-door neighbor, and love interest. She later became his wife in the season 4 finale.


Oggy's next-door neighbor, frequently caught in the crossfire when Oggy's antics get out of control.
  • Angry Guard Dog: Resembles one.
  • Ascended Extra: In the first 3 seasons, Bob was nothing more than a recurring character. However, by season 4, he became one of the show's main characters.
  • Butt-Monkey: While not as often as some of the other characters, he still tends to suffer sometimes. The best examples being in episodes like "The Piggy Bank" and "Don't Barge In!".
  • Character Development: Due to becoming an Ascended Extra, his tendency to beat up Oggy and Jack from time to time is downplayed in season 4, and he occasionally has a good time with both of them. This is especially noticeable in the episode "Steamed Out", where he genuinely wanted to hang out with Oggy and Jack.
  • Cranky Neighbor: Especially in the first few seasons. He hated Oggy and Jack, and usually used to beat them up if provoked.
  • Expy: Bob is basically an angry version of Spike from Tom and Jerry.
  • Jerkass: He is mean towards Oggy and Jack, and usually laughs at their misfortunes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be quite a bruiser, but he can also be a pretty swell guy. For example, he hangs out with Oggy and Jack a lot in Season 4 and "Oggy's Teddy Bear" shows that he collects stuffed animals to sleep with at night.
  • No Holds Barred Beat Down: Does this regularly to Oggy and/or Jack.
  • Stout Strength: Despite his rotund build, he's shown to be strong enough to beat the everloving crud out of Oggy.



Oggy's twin sister.

    Lady K 

Lady K
A female cockroach living in Olivia's house.

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