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CreamHeroes is a South Korean YouTube channel that chronicles a woman known as Claire Luvcat, aka "Butler", and her 10 cats. The cats are:

  • DD, a light ginger and white Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Lulu, a brown tabby Scottish Fold and Munchkin mix
  • Lala, a white Norwegian Forest Cat and Munchkin mix
  • Coco, a white Exotic Shorthair and Persian mix
  • TT, a dilute torbie British Shorthair
  • Momo, an orange Exotic Shorthair
  • Chuchu, a calico Scottish Fold and Munchkin mix
  • Nana, Toto and Dodo, a ginger bicolor Domestic Shorthair mother cat and her two similarly-colored kittens, added in 2020

You can view the old CreamHeroes here, with subtitles available for non-Korean speakers. Claire Luvcat's more recent channels featuring these cats are Kittisaurus, 크집사 ("Claire Luvcat" in Korean), Claire Luvcat, and 행복하다면 야옹해 (or If You're Happy, Say Meow for her JP dub with ENG subs), her animation channel which depicts her time in Japan as an anthropomorphic ear of corn named Corn.


CreamHeroes and related videos contain examples of these tropes:

  • Acrofatic: DD, despite being extremely chubby, has no problem performing athletic feats.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Claire tries to teach the cats to shake paws after Nana proved to be good at it. Only Toto and Dodo manage to do it to the same degree. The others are either too interested in snacks, have their paws grabbed or (in Chuchu's case) actively pull their feet away.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Lulu was the youngest, while Lala was the smallest (and second-youngest). That is until Toto and Dodo were introduced, who are currently the youngest and (formerly) the smallest.
  • Big Eater: Lulu tends to eat nearly anything. Even if it belongs to other cats and chewing on objects. Toto seems to pick this up from Lulu.
  • Camera Abuse: It's not surprising cats can knock over or cover up the camera. Claire even lampshades this in "LuLu's Hidden Second Nature!" where DD and Lulu accidentally knocked over the camera.
  • Cats Are Magic: Kittisaurus Villains outright states the cats have superpowers as shown when Lulu temporarily loses his. However, Momo reveals that overuse of powers comes at a price, revealing that TT's over-reliance cost her her voice, giving an in-universe explanation as to why there is no voice-over for her.
  • Cats Are Mean: TT always assaults anyone who gets into her personal space, even Chuchu.
  • Cats Are Snarky: Momo, Coco and TT have all delivered some snark at Lulu and Dodo's antics in heist videos. Momo usually comments on their naivety, Coco on how loud, rude or dense they are being. TT delivers some absolutely brutal snark when the heists are about to fail.
  • Delicious Distraction: In one video, to stop the cats from trying to steal from her while cooking, Claire hangs a large dry fish from the ceiling. Nana and her kids have it down within minutes.
  • Description Cut: After Nana grows resentful of Claire due to her having to take her kittens to the vet, narrator Tom remarks how Claire has dealt with moody cats before. Cue a shot of TT on a seat grooming herself.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: When it comes to the videos of Lulu planning a heist to get snacks something usually goes wrong due to panicking. To add salt in the wound normally another cat would get treats. One had Dodo following Lulu then swooping in for a snack while Claire carried Lulu away. Another was two bags Lulu had to pick between and he chose wrong while DD and Dodo got snacks from the other bag.
  • Funny Background Event: In Save Us! The Cats Are Scared Stiff of Crabs!, while Claire is showing off her meal to Lulu and Lala, you could find Momo and DD briefly fighting. Dodo is also seen watching in the background.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Claire teaches Nana to ring a bell with her paw. Cue Nana ringing said bell constantly to either get food or attention. Then she tries to get other cats to join in. Fortunately only DD is interested in the bell.
  • The Internet Is for Cats: Claire lampshades this in her video explaining why she makes cat videos.
  • Is It Something You Eat?: Dodo is unfamiliar with the concept of 'bath' and 'dead', so he asks Lulu if they are food. Given how awkward the topic is, Lulu explains both in relation to food. (The cats get snacks after a bath and if Claire's dead she can't feed them.)
  • Jump Scare:
    • Sometimes a cat suddenly appears in front of Claire or the other cats. It's generally Played for Laughs and punctuated with either a "Peekaboo!" or an "eh-ahk!" sound effect.
    • In "Careful! Kitties Feel Jealous Too much!", Lala gives a nasty one to Chuchu by jumping onto the bed, right in front of the camera, when Claire has spent awhile petting Chuchu.
    • In "Cats Vs. Reducing Hole", while the rest of the cats are curious with the hole," DD decided to jump over the paper wall instead, audibly surprising Claire.
    • In "Mirror Maze Challenge", Claire tries to lure each of the cats through the maze by calling out to them (thus allowing them to follow where her voice is coming from) and promising them treats. Lulu administers this trope to Claire after exiting the maze by charging at her from around a blind corner.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Lulu and Lala. Both are munchkin cats, both their names start with 'L' and both are eager to try new foods. DD also seems to especially love Lala like an older brother or even a parent figure since he groomed Lala the most when she was a kitten.
  • Mistaken for Dog: While brushing Chuchu, Claire told a story of a repair man coming and strangely Chuchu came out of hiding to greet the person like a dog would. The repairman admitted he briefly thought Chuchu was a Shih-Tzu puppy because of her fur color and length.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Chuchu, despite being the smallest of the cats, beats Lulu in tug-of-war.
  • Recycled Premise: Claire has recently re-used some of her ideas in videos, especially content that came out before the arrival of Nana, Toto and Dodo. This involves the return of the creepy nun, the wriggling toy fish and the narrowing bridges challenge.
  • Rescue Introduction: It is revealed by Claire in The New Cat Family! on Kittisaurus channel while introducing Nana, Toto and Dodo, the mother and her kittens were facing euthanasia at an animal shelter. She decided to take them to her house for the time being until the kittens are old enough while isolating the family from her 7 cats. Eventually, she ended up adopting them, making the family of 7 into a family of 10.
  • Running Gag: Dodo stealing a huge mouthful of food and Claire chasing him to get it back. This has later extended to entire packets of cat food and Lulu's bottle. More recently, he's got Lulu pulling the same tricks.
  • Seen It All: During the 2021 family photo, the original seven cats barely react to Claire's gigantic cat mask as they are used to her wearing silly costumes. This is averted for Nana, Toto and Dodo. Nana is alarmed at the mask, Toto is curious and poor Dodo runs in terror.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Evenly split amongst the male cats. DD, Coco and Toto are the Sensitive Guys while Momo, Lulu and Dodo are the Manly Men.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Suddenly Voiced: As of February 2021, Toto and Dodo have a voice. (That sounds very similar to Lulu's, just a slightly lower pitch.)
  • Theme Naming:
    • All the cats have syllables repeated twice as names.
    • Most of the videos on the Kittisaurus channel use a Versus Title.
  • Toilet Humor:
    • In "My Cats Enjoyed a Humongous Sand Bath!", Claire's plan to make a sun beach goes sideways when three of the male cats use it for a giant kitty little box. Momo's use gets extra sound effects.
    • Why You Shouldn't Keep Playing Dead in Front of Your Cats has Coco and Research Assistant C make a potion to bring Claire back to life using "dark matter" (his description of cat poop.)
  • The Quiet One: Despite having a voice-over, it seems the real Coco is a very infrequent meower. Claire acts surprised when he meows at the water slide set.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: A fairly even split among the female cats.
    • Lala and TT are Action Girls who will punch anyone who gets too close when they are not playing on the cat wheel. Nana and Chuchu are more patient with the other cats and prefer to sit with and befriend them.
    • Out of the Tomboys, Lala is the more girly one due to having longer hair and a more sociable personality while TT prefers to be by herself and tends to be a little grouchier.
    • Out of the Girly Girls, Nana is more more tomboyish due to being more active and having a fairly healthy appetite while Chuchu is more laid back and timid, often found hiding in the many cat beds around Claire's apartment.
  • Versus Title: Most of the videos on the Kittisaurus channel are titled "Cats vs X", with the intention of showing how each of the cats behaves around or reacts/responds to whatever X is.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Claire notes that Lulu and Momo spend a lot of time together but also fight often.
  • Vocal Dissonance: DD is the biggest of the bunch, but despite that, he's got a very tiny and soft 'mew' most of the time.
  • Wham Episode:
    • "Good bye, Cream Heroes", when the drama with the Cream Heroes ownership came to light and Claire left what was basically her own channel. While she did have back up channels that a good chunk of fans already knew about, it was rather jarring information to learn.
    • Another that was quite a shake up was Claire bringing in a mother cat and her two sons. She rescued them when they were on the eve of being put down. The wham episode was seeing this change in the household, with the trio having to be isolated away from the other seven. What wasn't a wham episode, and even a bit of a foregone conclusion, was Claire deciding to full on adopt the trio. It certainly helped that the seven took to the trio rather well.
  • Wham Shot: Hey There, Doggy gives us Claire's face on camera.


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