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No dogs allowed on this page. I detest dogs!

You are standing in a dark room. Suddenly, an all-too familiar drum beat starts playing, and a pair of eyes appears in the darkness. The owner of the eyes slowly steps out from the darkness.

For best effect, try reading this page in a British accent, preferably with a deep voice.

Hello, troper. Welcome to Katz's Self-Demonstrating character page. I'm Katz, not to be confused with the doctor of the same name. So, you would like to learn about me? I must say, I'm flattered.

You may have heard of me in a certain animated television program by the name of Courage the Cowardly Dog. I was the most recurring villain in the show. By this, I mean that I appeared in 6 episodes (including an episode where I only made a cameo.) Yes, I know that this does not sound like a lot, but when your show has a Monster of the Week format, there's not much room for recurring villains. I was rather lucky, actually.


These are the episodes in which I appeared:

  1. A Night At the Katz Motel: My first appearance, the first episode of the show, and my first run-in with that accursed canine. I was currently running my labor of love, the Katz Motel. That Norman Bates is quite an inspiration to me.
  2. Klub Katz: My second appearance, in which I took inspiration from the brilliant mind of Dr. Moreau.
  3. Katz Kandy: My third appearance, which was notably Lighter and Softer than my other appearances. This time, I owned the titular candy shop. This was when I revealed to you, the audience, that every year, I participate in the Nowhere Sweet Stuff Contest, and every year, I end up in 2nd place, just behind that old woman I have tried to murder so many times. Obviously, I'm not happy about this.
  4. Katz Under the Sea: My fourth appearance, and the last episode I got all to myself. This time, the foolish citizens of Nowhere were easily lured onto my submarine tour. A tour that should have ended with them sinking to the bottom of the sea and exploding. I despise that dog to no end.
  5. Ball Of Revenge: In which I teamed up with some old friends to defeat that stupid dog once and for all. At the end of the episode, we seemed to have been Killed Off for Real, but...
  6. Profiles in Courage: My one cameo appearance. I myself do not appear, but in the paper cutter's workshop, you can see a cutout of me in the background.

Tropes that apply to me:

  • The Ace: There isn't much that I can't do.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Red isn't exactly a natural fur color for a cat. It's one of the things that makes me so scary.
  • Arch-Enemy: By virtue of being the most recurring villain, I function as this to that dog.
  • Ax-Crazy: I may be calm and collected, but that hardly stops me from being unquenchably bloodthirsty.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: In "Klub Katz" and "Katz Under The Sea", I sport a snazzy white tuxedo.
  • Big Bad: I am the closest thing the show had to one.
  • Blob Monster: Not me myself, but in "Katz Kandy", I created one of these out of my own jelly recipe to capture the old woman. Surprisingly, it was her husband who defeated it.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: One of my specialties.
  • The Cameo: You can see a paper cutout of me in the episode "Profiles of Courage"
  • Catchphrase: Quite a few. For example:
  • Cats Are Mean: Indeed. I do have quite the sinister personality.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: It's not my fault that I'm simply more intelligent than everyone else.
  • Cold Ham: I manage to chew a bit of scenery at times without ever raising my voice.
  • Commissar Cap: I sport one of these in "Katz Under The Sea".
  • Con Man: Though I'm a more deadly example than most.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: As you see, I work hard for my craft.
  • Deadpan Snarker: I see you've just survived a devastating shipwreck. Pity.
  • The Dragon: I lost my Big Bad status to that Grumpy Old Man in "Ball of Revenge". Sad, isn't it?
  • Evil Brit: Courtesy of Paul Schoeffler.
  • Evil Laugh: It's usually more of an evil chuckle, though I did get a good one in "Night at the Katz Motel"
  • Evil Red Head: Red fur, in my case.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Again, kudos to Schoeffler. My voice does frighten you, does it not?
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: In "Night at the Katz Motel", I repeatedly took some time to do things like read and sip some tea during my little ball game with the dog.
  • Faux Affably Evil: I quite cleverly mask my murderous intentions with a pleasant facade.
  • Foil: To the annoying pink dog. Whereas he is a clumsy, unconfident fool who can't do anything right, I excel in just about everything I do.
  • For the Evulz: Why I commit my evil deeds.
  • Funny Animal: Although "funny" is not a good word to describe me.
  • Joker Immunity: No matter what happens to me, I will always come back.
  • Lean and Mean: Quite so, as you see in the picture.
  • Leitmotif: A calm, sinister, and very distinctive percussion-heavy piece. Quite fitting for one such as me. There are at least two versions. Almost every time you see me, you'll be hearing it in the background.
    • I have another one that plays in the title cards for my first 4 episodes. It contains two ominous string chords, followed by a screeching, unearthly sound.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: "I wish you hadn't done that."
  • Man in White: My outfit in "Klub Katz" and "Katz Under The Sea".
  • Mega Neko: I'm not exactly humongous, but being the size of a human certainly qualifies me as one.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Why not? When one business is exposed as a fraud, I simply move on to another scheme.
  • Noodle People: Although this trope applied to most characters on the show, it works for me the best by reinforcing my ominous appearance.
  • Obviously Evil: It's rather surprising that that pink dog is the only one who noticed. Of course, that's everyone else's problem, not mine.
  • Revenge: My motivation in "Katz Kandy" and "Ball of Revenge". I tend to hold grudges for a long time, in case you haven't noticed.
  • Sadist: The only reason I challenge that stupid dog to "a little sport before dying" is to drag out his suffering for a little bit longer. And those sports challenges are my mildest displays of sadism.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: I hate losing! That is why I sought Revenge in "Katz Kandy"
  • Serial Killer: I love to set up seemingly normal locations to lure people in so I can arrange their deaths.
  • Slasher Smile: I do have quite the sinister smirk.
  • Smug Snake: At times, admittedly. But can you blame me? I certainly am amazing.
  • The Sociopath: Who cares about anyone else? Certainly not me.


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