Why do cats always play the Villain?
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The Lion King (1994)
Scar is the villain in Walt Disney's 32nd animated film "The Lion King". He is Mufasa's brother who hates him as the ruler of all Pride Rock. He is also sick of someone mentioning his brother's name. He's an uncle of the hero of the Lion King Simba. He is the adopted father of Kovu who appeared in "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride"
Zira was the chief antagonist of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and was the devoted follower and possible mate of of the now deceased Scar who led an exiled pride in the wastelands. Amongst the members of her pride were Nuka, Vitani, her adoptive son Kovu (who heavily resembled Scar) and although Zira claimed to be fond of him she regularly abused him in her obsessive quest for revenge against Simba and his pride for the death of her mate and her subsequent exile. She was killed when she fell off a cliff into a raging flash flood.
Other cat villain:
Name: Nuka, Zira's son
Name: Shere Khan
Shere Khan the tiger is the main villain in Walt Disney's 19th animated film The Jungle Book. He hates humanity because of their guns and their fire, so he seeks to destroy Mowgli, a human raised among wolves in the jungle. He is plotting to kill Mowgli, but almost kills Baloo the Bear before Mowgli drives him away with fire. He is voiced by George Sanders and animated by Milt Kahl. In the sequel he is voiced by Tony Jay who voiced Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Shere Khan returns to the jungle, humiliated and determined to kill Mowgli, this time as revenge. He fails, and becomes trapped under a stone tiger head in a ruinous palace. He isn't killed, but misses the opportunity to kill Mowgli once again.
Sabor is a deadly and bloodthirsty leopard and the secondary antagonist in the 1999 Disney movie Tarzan. She is the one who killed Tarzan's parents and Kerchak and Kala's baby.
*Thanks to Echelon for the suggestion.
Robin Hood (1973)
Name: Prince John
Prince John is the primary antagonist of the 1973 Disney animated movie Robin Hood. He is a lion who usurped his brother, King Richard, and became King of England (though in reality he was only a stand-in ruler, who was looking after England in the abscence of his brother - who was fighting in the Crusades). He constantly taxes the poor of Nottingham for his own benefit and has a habit of sucking his thumb when he gets upset - he is aided in his scheming by the Sheriff of Nottingham and Sir Hiss, his servant and advisor, who he tends to abuse regularly.
When King Richard returned from the Crusades he had Prince John and his henchmen put to work breaking rocks as punishment for Prince John's unfair treatment of the people of Nottingham.
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Name: Si & Am*Thanks to tersanay for the suggestion.
Si and Am are two mischievious felines who were responsible for much of Lady's hardship in the Walt Disney movie Lady and The Tramp as well as the novel it was based off: they are, as their names suggest, Siamese cats and are shown as sneaky and manipulative of their owner: such as feigning injury only to shake each others tail in a form of victory after being carried away - taking delight in getting Lady into trouble.
Chip an' Dale (1947)
Name: Fat Cat
He is a ruthless, criminal mastermind and his plans, nonetheless, go sadistic and dangerous. He hates dogs and he also hates the Rescue Rangers and will stop at nothing to kill them. He has four henchmen that work for him. Their names are Wart, Mole, Mepps, and Snout.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Name: Cheshire Cat
The Cheshire Cat is a minor antagonist in Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland. He is first seen sitting in a tree advising Alice to visit the Mad Hatter and March Hare and disappears. He later appears showing her the passage way to The Queen of Hearts. He later gets Alice in to trouble by making the Queen trip and later repeats Alice's insult to the Queen. He ceases to exist when Alice wakes up.
Lucifer is the evil-minded pet cat of Lady Tremaine, the main antagonist of the Disney animated movie Cinderella.
Although Lucifer was not evil towards humans he was a monster to the many mice that inhabited the home, he was also a troublemaker who enjoyed causing mischief.
Lucifer is thus considered a minor villain and a henchman of sorts to Lady Tremaine (at least, he views himself as one) - the role of henchman becomes more pronounced in the direct-to-video sequels in which Lady Tremaine gains access to the Fairy Godmother's magic wand and transforms Lucifer into a twisted version of a coachman, thankfully this chaos was later reversed when the Fairy Godmother regained her magic and put a stop to Tremaine's madness.
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
She's not actually a cat, but she turns into a cat after drinking the wrong potion.
*Thanks to Kami-chan for the suggestion.
Gideon the cat was the sidekick to Honest John Foulfellow in Walt Disney's classic, Pinocchio. Unlike Honest John, Gideon never speaks, possibly because he is mute. He would often use a mallet to hit people with.
Aladdin: The Series (1994)
Mirage, the Evil Incarnate, is a major antagonist in Aladdin the television series. She is the Queen of Evil in the Aladdin Universe, and she can compete with Jafar and Mozenrath for the title of Aladdin's most powerful and most dangerous foe. She is loosely based on the Egyptian goddess Bastet and she carries several references to Ancient Egypt, such as her temple which looks like a Sphinx. She has also several other feline features: she often purrs, meows or hisses loudly, following her humor and her signature attack is a claw swipe-like energy blast. Because of this, Genie likes to taunt her by calling her "kitty" or by presenting her a squeaking, toy mouse; often to suffer her wrath in a painful way immediately after.
Other Cat Villain:
Meowth is the brains of the Jessie/James/Meowth trio in the Pokemon anime. They have another Pokémon that is so important as Meowth: Wobbuffet. When he was younger, Meowth lived on the streets in Hollywood after he came there in search of fame and fortune. He was a member of a gang of street Meowth that was led by a Persian; this gang annoyed the humans in town, stealing food and causing trouble in general. One day, Meowth came across a female Meowth named Meowzie. Since she rejected him and preferred the company of her rich human mistress, Meowth attempted to make himself stand out from other Meowth and become more human-like to make himself "worthy" of her. Thus, he painstakingly taught himself to speak human language and walk upright like a human. When he approached her after this transformation, she once again rejected him, calling him a freak. Heartbroken, Meowth remembered the first human word he learned to speak - "rocket" - and was inspired to join Team Rocket.
Other Cat Villains:
From left to right: Persian, Glameow, Purugly
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Name: Tai Lung
Tai Lung is the primary antagonist of the movie Kung Fu Panda. He is a Snow Leopard with supernatural Kung Fu abilities. His signature move is the nerve touch, where with one hit, he can paralyze his foe.
Ice Age (2002)
Name: Soto's Saber Pack
Soto's saber pack was a group of saber-toothed cats appearing in the first film. The herd originally consisted of ten sabers who lived together, however, because of an attack by a human tribe, half of the pack was hunted down and killed sometime before the migration shown at the beginning of the film. The known members were Soto, Diego, Zeke, Oscar and Lenny.
As the film progresses, Soto sends Diego the bring him the son of the leader of the tribe so that Soto can have his revenge. The next morning the sabers attack the human camp and Diego eventually finds the baby but is stopped by the baby's mother who grabs the baby and runs away with him, Diego traps the human in the edge of a waterfall and the human mother is forced to jump to the water. After meeting again with the sabers, Diego is being told by Soto to get the baby and take him to Half Peak.
However, other two mammals, Manfred the woolly mammoth and Sid the sloth, had already found the baby and were planning to deliver him back to the humans, Diego joins them as it is the only way to be able to stay close to the baby and track him down as the Half Peak was very close to Glacier Pass. As they progress, in the night of the first day of traveling, Zeke and Oscar visit Diego to tell him how impatient Soto is getting, Diego tells them to go and tell Soto he will take the baby, and a mammoth.
*Thanks to Lexie and drugs for the suggestion.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Makunga is the main villain in the 2008 sequel Madagascar Escape 2 Africa. He wants to become an alpha lion and is Zuba's rival. He is voiced by Alec Baldwin.
He is seen at the beginning of the film, where Alex is a young cub. When Zuba fights him, Alex wanders off, getting captured by poachers and eventually ending up in New York. Years later, Alex and his friends wind up in Africa, and Alex reunites with his parents. Makunga thinks of using him as an advantage to finally become the Alpha lion. He tells Alex to fight Teetsi (a large muscular lion who is Makunga's minion). When Alex loses the fight, Makunga dethroned Zuba as Alpha lion and banished Alex, making him wear The Hat of Shame. When the water hole is dried, he told the animals to go off the reserve to find water, thus the animals criticize his leadership. After the dam was destroyed and the water was returned, Alex and Zuba get Nana to attack Makunga and take him away.
Name: Cat R. Waul
Cat R. Waul was the chief antagonist of An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, the first sequel to the classic American Tail. Cat R. Waul was a devious but ingenious feline criminal, who pretended to be the champion of a "brave new world" where cats and mice would co-exist while secretly plotting to turn the mice into "mouse burgers" once they had outlived their usefulness to him in building a town in the Old West. Like the villainous Warren T. Rat before him Cat R Waul was defeated by an older Fievel, who teamed up with his old friend, Tiger, and the reluctant former Sheriff Wily Burp in order to drive Cat R. Waul and his band of outlaws out of town for good.
An American Tail (1986)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Name: Dragon the cat
Dragon the Cat is the secondary antagonist in The Secret Of NIMH - he was responsible for killing Mrs Brisby's husband (Johnathan Brisby) prior to the film's beginning and also came into conflict with Mrs Brisby herself later in the film.
Dragon is a very lazy cat but also a natural enemy of anything small enough to be seen as prey - unlike most of the other animals in the story Dragon did not show signs of humanlike intelligence, nor did he speak: reacting like a typical housecat.
Name: TomOther Cat Villains
He is the villain in almost every single episode of every series that shows him in it. His antics involve laying traps for Jerry the Mouse which most of the time end up failing. He doesn't always try to eat the mouse but he will sometimes try to eliminate him or even trick him to a lesser extent.
Names: Butch and Meathead
*Thanks to Budalaaa for the suggestion(Butch and Meathead).
Sylvester is a cat from many Looney Tunes cartoons who tries to eat tweety bird. He usually fails in his attempts to eat the bird from Granny (who owns both Sylvester and Tweety as pets) hitting him with a broom. At times he can be seen to be good by teaming up with the other Looney Tunes in such features a Space Jam.
Kid vs. Kat (2008)
Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999)
Katz is the most recurring villain in the cartoon Courage the Cowardly Dog. He is Courage's arch-nemesis and the show's primary antagonist. The main humor in his role is that Katz appears so much more the hero than Courage; he is athletic, knowledgeable, "handsome", and more sly than Courage; however, Katz is cruel and rude. He specializes in scam businesses such as a vacation resort, a confectionery shop, a motel, and a submarine cruise line, always with the intent to kill the patrons when he has no further need for them. He always cons Muriel and Eustace into trying whatever service he is providing, but Courage never falls for his schemes. All of his businesses enforce a strict "No Dogs Allowed" policy, forcing Courage to sneak in. He always enjoys a "little sport", as all of his battles with Courage are games such as a staring contest. His catchphrase (typically uttered whenever he gets injured) is "I wish you hadn't done that.".Katrz later returns in the episode "Ball of Revenge" where he is one of the many villains that Eustace Bagge called for vengeance on Courage.He later competes with him in a dodgeball game, and along with the help of the villains, defeats Courage and prepares to kill him.However, thanks to Muriel, he uses his special talent (screaming) and he and the other antagonists fall through a giant chasm to their supposed deaths.
Catbert works as the "evil director of human resources" and often acts purely evil. Catbert once sent Wally home because he was wearing shorts, despite the fact that they only reach to his ankles. He often loves to claw his employees and once batted Dilbert's head off. Much like Brian Griffin from Family Guy who despite being anthropomorphic, he still has cat like instincts such as a love for catnip. Other villains from Dilbert includes Dogbert, the Pointy Haired Boss, and Phil.
Name: Evil the Cat
Simply put, Evil the Cat IS the Devil in the form of a cat. Evil rules Planet Heck, which he modeled to shape his vision of evilness, with spikes, slippery cliffs, fiery pits, ghosts, lawyers and elevator music. Evil then decided to expand his distorted vision to the entire universe, making it to look like his planet. When Earthworm Jim came to his planet, while giving chase to Psy-Crow, Evil decided to take Jim's supersuit, since it would allow him to conquer the universe. Evil managed to get the suit, then tried to disintegrate Jim with his huge fireball cannon, but Jim retrieved the suit and killed Evil's nine lives.
Dougal and the Blue Cat (1970)
Name: Buxton the blue cat
Buxton is the only Blue Cat in the world and everyone in the area came to see such a wondrous thing. He liked the attention he received, so decided to stay indefinitely. But Buxton isn't a nice cat. He has a plan is to become the Blue King (with the help of the Blue Voice and her Blue Army) and ensure that everything in the world is blue. So anything that isn't blue would be destroyed and anyone that isn't blue would be imprisoned. He speaks with a northern accent and likes saying to himself, 'I'm so evil', but he has a talent for playing the piano (a blue one of course) with his feet and tail. Dougal tried to warn everyone about how nasty he was, but Buxton pretended to cry and said he was being rejected for his colour. Everyone felt sorry for him and ignored Dougal's protests. They even said he should stay at Dougal's place, as he had the room. Dougal wasn't happy, especially when Buxton went to sleep in his bed. Buxton became the Blue King after passing the tests of the Blue Voice and she gave him her Blue Army to ensure that everything turned blue. But Buxton became over confident and his downfall was orchestrated by Dougal, who stopped Buxton from taking over the moon, and he freed all the prisoners. The Blue Voice doesn’t like failure and so stripped him of his powers and his reign of terror came to an end. Afterwards Buxton asked Dougal and his friends for forgiveness. He blushed in shame and turned white.
The Wacky World of Tex Avery (1997)
Name: Bad Cat
Bad Cat is an enemy from the Power Pooch segment from The Wacky World of Tex Avery. After over-hearing about the show, he dicided to take a bite out of it. After that he became a super villain. Power Pooch must defeat him to defend his power shoe.
Gay Purr-ee (1962)
Mighty Max (1993)
This large prehistoric cat was doused with radiation from a meteorite millions of years ago. Along with a caveman named Gor, the cat found itself possessing immortality and super-strength. The two were caught in a cave-in while fighting and were released in modern times. Max and crew chased the cat down with the assistance of Gor to stop it from endangering the surrounding town and in the end the caveman was able to throw both himself and Sabertooth into the Labrea tar pits.
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)
Name: Lion Fish
The Lion Fish is an orange and yellow creature. It is a fish with a head and claws of a lion and a body of a fish. It is a captive in the Chum Coliseum by Plankton, in the episode "Spongicus". It chased Patrick for having a bunch of sausages around his neck (it's the lion fish's favorite food). SpongeBob takes the sausages around Patrick's neck and throws it to the lion fish, which hit Plankton. This caused the lion fish to chase Plankton. It is later seen at The Krusty Krab, working as a financial expert of Mr. Krabs. Mr. Krabs uses the lion to scare customers into buying Krabby Patties, now for 10 dollars.
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Name: Kitty Galore
Kitty Galore is the main antagonist of the film, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore. She is a ruthless furless kitty that her goal is to use "The Call Of The Wild" disc to make every dog in the world become attack dogs and turn against their owners. She has a henchman named Paws, a robotic cat, and a pet mouse named Scrumptious. She also seems to have no regard for the life of either dogs or cats against her, as evidenced by her decision to let Catherine and Diggs drown.
To some degree, however, Kitty Galore is something of a tragic villain. This is due to the fact Catherine revealed to Diggs and Butch that while Kitty was a M.E.O.W.S. agent namely Ivana Clawyu, she was chased by a guard dog on her last assignment before going rogue and fell on accident into a vat of hair removal cream, causing her owners to unknowingly throw her out during Christmas. This led to Kitty to, in anger, vow to "make them (humans) pay."
Stuart Little (1999)
Name: Smokey the Chief
The main antagonist of the film. The leader of a group of Mafia-like alley cats who all desire to eat Stuart. In the end, he is chased by a pack of dogs (offscreen).
*Thanks to bluejeansx for the suggestion.
10,000 BC (2008)
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Name: The Ghost and The Darkness
Two Man-eating lions who terrorized the railroad workers in Tsavo at the Voi River.
Cat People (1942)
Name: Irena Dubrovna Reed
Irena Dubrovna, a beautiful and mysterious Serbian-born fashion artist living in New York City, falls in love with and marries average-Joe American Oliver Reed. Their marriage suffers though, as Irena believes that she suffers from an ancient curse- whenever emotionally aroused, she will turn into a panther and kill. Oliver thinks that is absurd and childish, so he sends her to psychiatrist Dr. Judd to cure her.
*Thanks to Budalaaa for the suggestion.
Cat People (1982)
Batman Returns (1992)
Catwoman is a fictional character associated with DC Comics' Batman franchise. Historically a supervillain, the character was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, partially inspired by Kane's cousin, Ruth Steel.Kane, a frequent movie goer also mentioned that Jean Harlow was a model for the design.
The original and most widely known Catwoman, Selina Kyle, first appears in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) in which she is known as The Cat. She is a sometimes-adversary of Batman, known for having a complex love-hate (often romantic) relationship with him. In her first appearance, she was a whip-carrying burglar with a taste for high-stake thefts.For many years Catwoman thrived, but from September 1954 to November 1966 she took an extended hiatus due to the newly developing Comics Code Authority in 1954. These issues involved the rules regarding the development and portrayal of female characters that were in violation with the Comic Code.
Since the 1990s, Catwoman has been featured in an eponymous series that cast her as an antihero rather than a supervillain. The character has been one of Batman's most enduring love interests. Many modern writers have also interpreted her activities and costumed identity as a response to a history of abuse.
A popular figure, Catwoman has been featured in most media adaptations related to Batman. Actresses Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt introduced her to a large audience on the 1960s Batman television series and the 1966 Batman motion picture. Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed the character in 1992's Batman Returns. Halle Berry starred in a stand-alone Catwoman film in 2004, which was a box-office flop, although only loosely based on the Batman character. Anne Hathaway will portray Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan's upcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises.
Catwoman was ranked #11 on IGN's "Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time" list.She was also ranked #51 on Wizard magazine's "100 Greatest Villains of All Time" list. Catwoman was also ranked #20 on IGN's "Top 100 Comic Book Heroes".
*I know catwoman is just a half villain in batman returns but i think i should post her here anyway.
Suggestions totally appreciated.
Props to http://villains.wikia.com for the Villains information.
Thanks so much to Kami-chan's list:
Thanks to KCenturion for rephrasing the title.
Props to http://villains.wikia.com for the Villains information.
Thanks so much to Kami-chan's list:
Thanks to KCenturion for rephrasing the title.
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