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Catbug (Felis Coccinellidae)
• Wallow (Owner)
Although he may be about 10, Catbug has a very sweet and childlike personality. Catbug's childlike personality also makes him seem simpler and more carefree, like in the episode "Gas-Powered Stick," where he was seen talking to a spider, and in the episode "Catbug" when Danny yelled to drop the sugar peas, and he cheerfully did it. This simple attitude is also shown when he suggests throwing a blanket over the tainted gifts to stop them from growing. Like most children, he is very kind and eager to make friends and interact with people, but can still fail to grasp the consequences of his actions as seen by his beheading of Jelly Kid though this may be in part due to his nature as an animal. On that subject, Catbug has shown to have a darker side, proven by the fact that he murdered Jelly Kid for no foreseeable reason and then showed no remorse. Beth described such a thing as part of his bad-ass animal instincts. In the Catbug mini-episode he is shown to keep a dead rat as a plaything in much the same way a cat would play with its prey. During the episode "Hamster Priest " an alternate Catbug is shown to be the tyrannical despot of another dimension.
Catbug's origin was explained in Season 2 episode 9, Dimension Garden . Catbug was originally a yellow, red eyed grub that had turned into a cocoon overnight after sleeping with Wallow. Baby Catbug then walked out of the cocoon via a door.
Catbug is a mixture of a blue cat and a ladybug. He has a head of a cat, white eyes and no nose. He has a round, chubby body with small legs and no tail. He has red elytra (wing-covers) with six black spots like a ladybug and four translucent wings.
Catbug is said to live in two separate dimensions—the normal one and the See-Through Zone—and is able to "jump" between them. When doing so, he emits a blue/white explosion and screams. Though he has the ability to "jump", he does not have the ability to control when he "jumps." Apparently very strong in the episode Aeon Worm he carried himself, Beth and Reverend Picklechips. Also clearly has the ability to fly.
Catbug is thought to be Impossibear's companion, though Impossibear is sometimes mean to Catbug, as when he smacked him with the Gas-powered stick. However, such a thing could be a rare occurrence since Impossibear has not been seen acting mean to Catbug since. In Jelly Kid Forever Impossibear is impressed when Catbug kills Jelly Kid, saying, "Catbug, you a cold-blooded dickens!" In Catbug's Away Team he was shown to be jealous of Catbug's leadership and tried to disrupt his authority.
Catbug is Wallow's pet and lives with the Bravest Warriors in their hideout. The Warriors are very fond of and grateful to Catbug. Without Catbug, they would never be able to communicate with their parents.
Comic Book Appearances
- He is the unofficial 6th warrior, right behind Plum.
- In "Dramabug," a caterpillar with a head nearly identical to Catbug's is seen, indicating that, like with many insects, Catbugs start out as larvae before they grow into the form Catbug is currently in. This has been proven to be correct in "The Dimension Garden."
- Catbug may have some sort of connection to the Aeon Worm. In "Dimension Garden" it was reveled that he was found in Mr. Tezuka's garden, the same garden the worm was found in. In addition he has the ability to jump into the See-Through Zone, the realm in which the worm is imprisoned. Considering there are infinite parellel dimensions, the odds of that being a conicedence are quite low.
- In "Aeon Worm," Catbug appears to be able to carry over 10 times his weight, as he flew Beth and Rev. Pickle Chips across the bottomless chasm.
- In "Mexican Touchdown," it's revealed that Catbug can play the ukulele.
- In "Jelly Kid Forever," it is shown that sometimes he walks on all fours, although he mainly walks on only two legs.
- asdfmovie7's muffin is voiced by Sam Lavagnino, who also voices Catbug. The muffin even advertises Bravest Warriors during the end of the video in the credits.
- In Eddsworld's "Fun Dead", Catbug make a brief appearance as one of the toys won by Matt. It can be seen around 4:49 - 4:51.
- It is possible that Catbug is partially inspired by a 2007 They Might Be Giants Song, "Bee Of The Bird Of The Moth", which includes the lyrics, "Catbug is a cat, but he's got bugness in his veins", though this has yet to be either confirmed or denied and could simply be an amusing coincidence.