The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces th… Read allThe offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.IMDb RATING
Courage has displayed an inhuman amount of resistance to physical pain in many episodes. Courage was able to withstand an assault from Mecha Courage in “Courage vs. Mecha-Courage: and take loads of damage, as it seems he is invincible to being killed. He is also superhumanly strong and fast, evident from when he hopped the entire way to Paris as a Kangaroo Monster in “The Transplant” and when he picked up the God Bone that was multiple times his size and to smash three Dog Skeletons after they assaulted him in “Stormy Weather”.
Courage is a small pink dog of undetermined breed (possibly a mix breed) with thin and long black ears. He has a black diamond-like nose and tiny limbs in proportion to his body. His middle toe always seems to point straight ahead regardless of stance, making it appear as though Courage is always tip-toeing. He has numerous large human-like teeth, with one having a circular hole in it. He has three black spots on his back.
Though he is willing to risk his own life to protect Muriel at all costs, his irrationality sometimes causes others to doubt his intuition. Courage has been presented as an almost entirely selfless character, working to benefit others with usually little to no regard for his own well-being, risking his own life dozens of times simply to assure his owners safety.
When Courage returned, the doctor and his parents were gone, and he could hear their pleading screams from the hallway to find the veterinarian carrying his parents away in a net. His parents begged the doctor to not separate them from their son as Courage rushed after them. Courage came upon 3 doors that reveal a lady showering, a bizarre giraffe, and a giant Ostrich on the other sides. He continues this and runs into room of caged dogs before he finally sees his parents being forced into a rocket ship and fails to rescue them. Eventually, Courages terror drove him to flee into a garbage chute leading into a back alley, from where he watched his parents being sent into space never to be seen again. Courage tearfully waves goodbye to them, and while he was crying alone he was found by Muriel Bagge.
In the finale episode “Remembrance of Courage Past”, the Cruel Veterinarian tries to do the same to Courage after recognizing him from the past. When Muriel and Eustace attempt to rescue Courage, he decides that he cant allow his operation to be discovered and decides to send Muriel and Eustace into space as well. However, Courage rescues his owners and locks the evil vet inside the rocket, which after T-0, the rocket engines underneath then ignites and the rocket launches, foiling the evil vets plans and beliefs in the process. Muriel thanks him for sending the evil vet to space, and Eustace says that hes “still aint sitting at the table”. Both Courage and Muriel sit on the porch in the present day, with the dog being happy to have her as Eustace grumbles while eating his food and Muriel wondering of the evil vets fate, Courage growling at the mention of him.
While Eustaces family seems largely consistent in terms of attitude, Muriels family shifts from extremely kind to wildly mischievous. Her Aunt Gertrude is a great example of a kind soul who she reunites with in “Shirley the Medium.” But the kindness of Gertrude also juxtaposes and exacerbates the unsettling demeanor of her nephew Fred.
A more peculiar “relative” of Muriel is actually Rumpelstiltskin impersonating as her Uncle Angus. The episode “Rumpledstiltskin” follows the Bagges as they travel to Scotland to help weave Muriels family quilt. Unfortunately, this becomes a trap where Rumpelstiltskin tricks Muriel into being his slave to make kilts for outlet malls. While not particularly life-threatening, this false relative earns his place in Muriels family by being another mischievous character.
The shining beacon of happiness in Cartoon Networks Courage the Cowardly Dog has always been Muriel Bagge. From the moment she takes in Courage, both the cowardly canine and the audience can see that she doesnt have one malicious bone in her body. On the contrary, more often than not, its Muriels kindness that gets her into trouble and leads to Courage having to overcome his fears to save her. But the ironic thing about Muriel is that while she is a sweetheart, the family she is tied to — both by blood and marriage — are utterly twisted, or just plain mean.
While Muriel is a calm and understanding individual, there is one person she will outwardly show her dislike for. Eustaces mother, Ma Bagge, similarly treats her son the way he treats Courage. She belittles Eustace and bullies him every time he visits, and even though she gives Courage affection, it isnt enough to win over Muriel. In fact, when Eustace visits Ma in the episode “Mothers Day,” Muriel openly objects to even joining him. Thus, while Muriel often understands even her most unsavory family members, she staunchly draws the line at Ma Bagge.
The most prominent example of this is Muriels husband, Eustace. Though he loves his wife dearly, his bitter and cranky attitude takes center stage. He often takes his frustrations out on Courage by bullying and scaring him. His entire demeanor contradicts Muriels patient and calm tone. However, she still manages to punish Eustace by hitting him with a rolling pin whenever she catches him being anything but cordial to Courage.
Eustace is a very cynical and jaded old man who is usually irritated and frustrated by the world around him. Eustace has an unquenchable thirst for monetary gain. In almost every episode, he is seen sitting in his favorite red chair while reading a copy of the Nowhere newspaper and possibly watching his television which he deems precious to him. He has an adamant disliking for Courage and frequently calls him “stupid dog”, taking great pleasure in scaring and messing with him whenever possible, which largely stems out of jealousy that Muriel constantly pampers and dotes on Courage; however, it is not uncommon for Eustace to scare or mess with Courage just for fun or to get Courage to leave him alone.
Lack of talent and good looks fuel Eustaces demeanor that has been a wreck since his childhood. Throughout his life, he lived under the shadow of his mean spirited brother Horst, was hated by his mother; and neglected by his father. This is probably why he is so angry all the time. He is in constant denial over his lack of abilities and, as such, believes he can fix anything. Eustace is excruciatingly greedy, and will seize any opportunity to be paid. Courages arrival was an unwelcome addition to his life, as it distracts his wife Muriel from feeding him; a fact that he emphasizes frequently, and paying attention to him in general. Despite this, Eustace has shown a genuine love towards Muriel (though not unbending in the least) and has on occasions allied with Courage to protect her. He is immune to emotions but has a soft spot for children that remind him of himself. His constant tormenting of Courage seems to be a disguise to cover up his own cowardice, which is also quick to be displayed in a scary situation; in fact, he often displays even more cowardice than Courage himself. His favorite musician is Velvet Vick, and his interests include watching television, fishing, and reading his newspaper.
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