Cartoon Network (ended 2006)
I know it's a couple of days late for Halloween, but I couldn't help getting this file up.
Name(s): Chaney and Junior
Species: Persian cat (vampire) and Mainecoon (reanimated) (both male)
Abilities/Equipment: In addition to no longer truly aging, Chaney has twenty times greater strength, reflexes and agility than a normal Persian cat, magically sharp claws and teeth, strong hypnotic powers, the ability to turn into a bat, wolf or mist at will and a high level of invulnerability to many forms of physical attack (except concerning fire, silver-tipped weapons and wooden stakes).
In addition, Chaney always carries around samples of a special serum that allows him to keep his powers and full health without having to feed on mortal blood and keeps him immune to sunlight, garlic, holy water and religious artifacts as long as he drinks the serum once every 24 hours (but even WITH the serum, he can't enter a home unless he's invited [not that he considers this a problem most of the time because he would consider THAT bad manners anyway]) and has a considerable knowledge of chemistry and occult sciences so that he can usually make more of the serum as he needs it. In addition, he also carries around a (reasonably) portable electric generator that he uses to help his friend Junior maintain HIS powers every 24 hours.
Junior, being comprised of stitched-up and enchanted feline body parts, possesses the physical strength of a hundred ordinary Mainecoon cats and is invulnerable to any physical attack (though he DOES have a phobia concerning fire that often causes him to forget this around fire except when his friends are in danger). In addition, Junior also has the ability to fire powerful electrical blasts from the bolts in his neck.
Junior's one real weakness, apart from magic, is the fact that he needs to intake a reasonably dose of electrical power every 24 hours to maintain any semblance of life. Despite being relatively simple minded and slow moving, Junior IS a pretty skilled close-range fighter AND has pretty good aim with his bolt-fired electrical blasts.
And of course, because both Chaney and Junior have gained their powers by mystical means, that means they'd even pose a legitimate danger to Krypto if he were caught unaware if it weren't for the fact that these cats are among the good guys.
Background: Chaney was just an ordinary Persian cat and Junior was just a.... well, bunch of seperate parts from several dead Mainecoon cats... until a twisted alchemist by the name of Professor Lazarus Damien Dracona took Chaney in and transformed him into a vampire and stitched together the body parts that would comprise Junior. The alchemist, woefully short on funds by this point, was hoping that these cats, given their powers by a combination of science and magic, could be employed in Metropolis against Superdog and Supercat, who the madman saw as threats to a crime spree he was planning in that particular city (not that he gave Chaney and Junior those powers for that purpose; far from it; he just saw it as a very fortunate coincidence that they DID receive their powers by mystic means). Neither Chaney, nor Junior liked the thoughts of Dracona's plans that much, however (the alchemist was able to give the cats their powers, but NOT able to take away their consciences).
Fortunately, the combined efforts of Krypto, Streaky, Ace and the visiting Wolfcat were able to nip the mad alchemist's schemes in the bud before they could be fully realized and, with the help of their more mystically skilled comrades in the Justice League of Animals (Zatanna's rabbit Mystic, Zauriel's eagle, Ophanim and Doctor Fate's senmurv, Geist) Krypto, Streaky and Ace were able to provide Chaney with a special serum to help him curb his unwanted vampire urges. Being the smarter one out of himself and Junior and developing a soft spot for the lumbering, but good-hearted mass of feline body parts, Chaney took responsiblity for Junior (like a not-so-big brother) and the duo ended up travelling together in their search for a good home, becoming virtually inseperable friends during their travels.
Also during their travels, the two monster cats developed an ever-increasing awareness of the responsibilities their powers gave them. On top of that, they met up with Lon (aka Wolfcat) on several occasions during the duo's (as well as, seperately at the time, Lon's) globe-trotting/do-gooding travels and ended up becoming very good friends with HIM also. Ultimately, Chaney and Junior ended up signing on with Lon full time, giving the Wolfcat some much welcome travelling companions and true friends. In yet another display his smart alec wit, Streaky often refers to Lon, Chaney and Junior as the "Drak Pack Cats".
Personalities: Chaney is a bit on the stuffy side at times, but is actually a pretty well-mannered cat who is extremely loyal to his friends, Lon and Junior. Though the smartest and SECOND-most responsible (Lon is the MOST responsible because of how much he feels he has to atone for) of the three monster cats (most notably possessing skills in chemistry and occult sciences), Chaney is uncomfortable with taking the lead when there is somebody around he feels is better qualified for the role (which is why he so willingly defers to the somewhat more experienced Lon so often). Though a reluctant vampire, Chaney has a very good awareness of the kind of good his powers can do when he can curb his appetites with his special serum (which, thankfully, has been always thus far) and, because of that awareness, does grudgingly put up with his vampirism.
Junior is a bit on the simple-minded side, having a somewhat childlike mind, but DOES show occasional flashes of legitimate cleverness. He has the kindest and most loyal heart out of himself, Lon and Chaney (which isn't selling the other two short, however).
He also falls in love pretty easily with attractive female cats, however; which frequently leads to trouble because the female cats he falls for often turn out to be either villainesses, already otherwise involved or both. Junior will do virtually anything for said female cats (except betray his friends or hurt innocent people) and often has one of the world's worst cases of amnesia concerning female cats; willing to forgive anything of a attractive feline villainess with just the words "I'm sorry" (however insincerely they are said).
Junior also has a phobia concerning fire that often causes him to forget that he IS invulnerable to it (though he HAS overcome the phobia to help out Lon and/or Chaney when they were in trouble)
Physical Description(s): Chaney looks like a standard black-furred Persian cat except for his constantly glowing crimson red eyes and the two extra-long upper fangs sticking out of his mouth.
Junior looks just like a normal Mainecoon with silver fur and white stripes except for the stitches attaching his legs, tail and head to his torso and the black bolts sticking out of his neck.
Name(s): Peeper and Squeaker
Species: Brown tabby cat and grey mouse (both male)
Abilities/Equipment: Both have all the natural abilities of their respective species and are capable detectives, skilled tacticians and experts at preparing traps for crooks, but Peeper has also developed an immensely strong will that makes him extremely resistant to mental attacks too. Squeaker is somewhat better at gaining entrance to certain areas by stealth, though. Both animals also have magnifying glasses attached to their collars.
Background: Think an amalgam of Tom and Jerry with Snooper and Blabber. These two animal detectives have been engaging in a battle of wits with one another ever since they were kitten and mouseling. It was during the course of their battles of wits that both developed a knack for tactical thinking and trap preparations. The cat and mouse developed their knack for detective work trying to track and evade each other respectively. Along the way, the two ended up, partially by accident, helping the Metropolis police solve a lot of particularly baffling cases and there even were a few times when crooks breaking into their house had actually forced the arch-rivals to directly work together on purpose. Over their years-long battle of wits, the cat and mouse known as Peeper and Squeaker ended up developing a mutual grudging respect and had ultimately agreed to join together as private eyes for the animal world (agreeing to tackle any animal related case for ten tins of tuna and ten slices of cheese respectively a day plus expenses), using the skills they learned competing with each other to catch crooks. True, these two still compete with each other around the house in order to keep up their skills and there are times when Peeper has to remind himself that Squeaker is NOT lunch, but the cat and mouse do make an overall good detective team who have helped out Bartholomew and, on occasion, even Krypto and Streaky, on some cases.
Personality: Peeper is an exceptionally intelligent cat with a tremendous measure of respect for Squeaker, despite the fact they are still rivals off the job. Peeper also has developed an incredible measure of self-control over the time he and Squeaker ended up banding together as private eyes (based on the fact that Squeaker is supposed to be his partner; not his meal) as well as a strong sense of justice. Despite his strong self-control as cats go, however, he can occasionally prove a SLIGHT flirt with attractive female cats. Even then, though, he usually has absolutely no trouble sticking to the job at hand.
Squeaker is the more comedic of the two, displaying a sarcastic and sometimes over-the-top sense of humor a lot of times, but he IS able to be JUST serious enough to focus on cases when he and Peeper are working on them. However, focusing on the case doesn't stop Squeaker from playing pranks on the crooks on the job or on Peeper when they're off the job. Despite this, however, Squeaker DOES actually have a good amount of respect for Peeper.
Description: Peeper looks much like any other brown furred tabby except for the green deerstalker cap he wears and the magnifying glass he keeps attached to his white collar.
Squeaker looks like any average grey mouse except for HIS purple deer-stalker cap and the magnifying glass attached to his dark blue collar.
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