Bubsy

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Bubsy
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What could paws-ibly go wrong? Everything. Just... E V E R Y T H I N G.
Gender: Male
Type: Insufferably Unfunny and Annoying Comic-Relief
Species: Bobcat
Portrayed by: Brian Silva (Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind)
Rob Paulsen (Bubsy’s Pilot, Bubsy 2 and Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales)
Lani Minella (Bubsy 3D)
Doug Erholtz (2017-Present)
Status: Alive
Media of Origin: Bubsy


Bubsy T. Bobcat is the main protagonist of the platformer game franchise of the same name, Bubsy. Created by Michael Berlyn, Bubsy served as the mascot for Accolade during the 90s. He is infamous for talking way too much and starring in one of the worst video games of all time, Bubsy 3D. He also came back in Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, and in Bubsy: Paws on Fire. Some of the other characters returned from the failed 90s pilot.

Why He Sucks

  1. He was only conceived to cash in on the 90's mascot craze, jump-started by the success of Sonic the Hedgehog.
  2. He has an incredibly grating voice; not only does he have a lisp, but he never once shuts up.
  3. He is also way too hyper-active (if not literally hyper) and can easily get annoying.
  4. His jokes and cat puns in the original games are cringe-inducing and horrible (if hit-or-miss at best). Bubsy 3D took this element WAY too far and this made Bubsy look a lot more obnoxious and utterly unfunny.
  5. He is the playable character of many terrible platform games, including the infamous Bubsy 3D, only known for being one of the worst games in existence. Especially when that game killed his very existence for a while.
  6. In the pilot of his failed television show, Bubsy is unlikable as ever. He is annoying, intolerable, and constantly abuses his sidekick, Arnold the Armadillo, who wants nothing to do with him. He, worst of all, has on repeated occasions constantly saying the "What could pawsibly go wrong?" catchphrase.
    • He is also a stupidly lazy jerk, as shown in the pilot, where he would rather watch TV than celebrate his niece and nephew's birthdays.
  7. His Twitter account is just as awful, yet again cashing again on Sonic the Hedgehog, and littered with unfunny, cash-in jokes.
  8. He believes himself to be a 'hero' despite usually making things worse and fixing them by mistake or out of his sheer obliviousness. And he is rather generic when he does something 'heroic'.
  9. In Paws on Fire, his cocky and sassy demeanor is still not endearing. In fact, he becomes a lot more unfunny than in The Woolies Strike Back and he gets excessively annoying with both facts in particular.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. A bobcat with the ability to glide is kinda interesting (if silly and bizarre).
  2. His design is decent and passable overall and looks quite close to what a bobcat looks like, especially compared to Bonkers.
  3. Since he can break the fourth wall, he openly mocks players and the developers themselves (who totally deserve it by the way).
  4. In Bubsy 3D, his buffoonery was hilarious, memorable before and after it was memetic, cartoony, surreal, engaging & interesting to see.
  5. In The Woolies Strike Back, there is a meter that controls how often Bubsy talks. At zero, he shuts up!. With that said, some of his jokes can be hit-or-miss at best.
  6. There are still some fans who support him.
  7. He was a bit tolerable in Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind.

Trivia

  • Bubsy was originally going to wear green tennis shoes in early concept art. It is likely these were removed as to not make Bubsy seem too similar to Sonic.
  • Bubsy was originally going to wear pants, but Michael Berlyn wanted him to have a Donald Duck styled appearance.
    • In Bubsy: Paws of Fire, the concept of him wearing shoes has been included into his redesign.
  • He was one of Rob Paulsen's least favorite voice-over roles along with Coconut Fred, another character Paulsen hates, voicing him in the Bubsy II and the aforementioned failed pilot.

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