|“||Cartoon Cat is the most (DATA EXPUNGED) of all the (DATA EXPUNGED)!||„|
|~ A famous quote about Cartoon Cat.|
Cartoon Cat is a hostile cryptid and an urban legend created by artist Trevor Henderson. He is a giant feline creature who resembles a 1930s era cartoon cat, hence his name.
Cartoon Cat first started appearing on the internet on August 4, 2018, when the first image of most likely the creature was posted online. In the picture, a creature similar to the Cartoon Cat is seen sitting behind the doors in an abandoned building, staring at the camera. Later on August 10, a second photograph was released, showing the full body of the Cartoon Cat, a giant black anthropomorphic cat with an extremely creepy smile and hands covered in white gloves resembling a 30s cartoon character. This is the first confirmed appearance of the creature.
Five days later on August 15, a third picture was posted of the Cartoon Cat, where its head appears to be on the ground with a longer neck. Then on August 22, the giant Cartoon Cat appears to be standing outside of another abandoned building with its mouth wide open.
As time went by, on September 26, a very unnerving picture of the creature was released, where the monster is staring directly at the camera with its teeth out, possibly with the intent to eat its victim. The first four appearances were relatively friendly and non-threatening unlike this one.
A drawing of the Cartoon Cat appeared on October 10, where the cat flashes a sinister grin with his bloody teeth, implying that he might have eaten or bitten someone. However, he has never been confirmed to have eaten or killed people. On this picture, there are black bars with “REDACTED” over them covering information all over the image about Cartoon Cat, showing the sinister info about this being is trying to be hidden from the public. Possible interpretations of the sheet shows information that reveals Cartoon Cat has relations to a “show from 1939”, is a nocturnal creature and incredibly cruel. Presumably, more text reveals that it is “extremely horrible”, it’s often found in a number of abandoned structures, and it may be related to many unsolved disappearances, though the interpretations of the censored text could be different. The creepiest part about the image was the censored description where presumably it either says that Cartoon Cat is the most monstrous of all the cartoon characters to ever be released to the public, or even that Cartoon Cat is the most evil of all of Henderson’s monsters.
However, another one of Trevor’s creations, the Man with the Upside-Down Face was shown to be much worse than Cartoon Cat with a clearer moral agency and more heinous actions. While Cartoon Cat only attacks and/or kidnaps people when they are in/around his lair and, if his backstory of being an abandoned 1939 cartoon is true, he attacks people for revenge, the Man with the Upside-Down Face affects people for his own sickening pleasure, feeding off of the negative emotions from those who had unfortunate tragedies, big or small, making him more evil in terms of his actions. Cartoon Cat has not been shown to have killed people while the Man with the Upside-Down Face has indirectly killed many people.
Further information can be uncovered on Trevor’s responses to people’s questions on his Tumblr. In these, Trevor states Cartoon Cat is the most dangerous monster in his collection, most likely excluding the Giants. He also states Cartoon Cat is so dangerous, other monsters avoid the dirt mall it sometimes resides in, “if they know what’s good for them.” When asked why he is so dangerous, Trevor simply responded: “unchecked limitations.”
The latest pictures of Cartoon Cat have revealed much more information on the monster. A photo was posted showing what seems to be an angry looking Cartoon Cat, but brightening the image reveals an unusual thick, almost blocky body, with only Cartoon Cat’s face and arm being recognizable. His latest image shows his regular look, expect for the fact that he has five eyes, while yet another illustration of him displays his face having only two very realistic-looking eyes.
These images and inconsistencies in Cartoon Cat’s appearance and his size such as his feet repeatedly changing from points into those resembling shoes and his size that ranges from towering over a stop sign to being only slightly taller than a person seemingly imply that like an actual rubberhose 30s cartoon, Cartoon Cat can change his form, size and body at will, stretching, adding, changing and increasing the size of his body parts on a whim, which could explain why he is so dreaded even among other monsters: he doesn’t obey traditional laws of life, he’s “malleable”, acting like a shapeshifting cartoon except much more evil and sinister, possibly hurting and taking other beings for fun (if not, then driven out of anger or some possible hunger instincts). If his backstory is true, then it is possible Cartoon Cat attacks people for revenge (if not, then he might possibly be defending his own lair when people are in or around it). Regardless, Cartoon Cat's personality or crimes have not been made clear and it's likely possible he is not as bad as the Man with the Upside-Down Face, despite the fact that Cartoon Cat is very dangerous.
Trevor has revealed that Cartoon Cat and any other cartoon monsters can take the exaggerated form of almost any animal, but since dogs, mice and cats are generally the animals that come to mind when cartoons come to mind, those are the forms they are “most likely to latch on and form into.” If the majority of the population focuses on a specific character for a cartoon, Cartoon Cat can possibly take their form. Based on this, we can assume that Cartoon Cat’s current form was taken after a character from some old show in 1939 that was later abandoned.
Powers and Abilities
Cartoon Cat has many abilities that back up his reputation among all as a very dangerous creature. It is implied that he has shapeshifting abilities like a typical 30s rubber hose cartoons, able to change his size and the length, presence and absence of his limbs, he’s “malleable”, as Trevor says. Again, this makes him very dangerous even to other creatures, as he’s able to defy the laws of physics like a cartoon would, making him stronger than most other monsters.
- Cartoon Cat was created by Trevor Henderson, who is known for making various bizarre creatures over the internet. His other creations include Siren Head, the Country Road Creature, the Bridge Worms, the Man with the Upside-Down Face, the Smile Room, the Good Boy, the Lamb, the Man in the Red Room, the Fetid King, the Giants and Long Horse.
- Cartoon Cat's design is most likely based on Felix the Cat.
- Cartoon Cat is so dangerous and aggressive, that even other monsters are afraid of him, avoiding his lair "if they know what's good for them."
- Trevor has stated a few times that Cartoon Cat is not the only cartoon monster out there, and he has given contradictory information on some pictures of Cartoon Cat, sometimes stating that it is Cartoon Cat, and other times stating that it’s another cartoon entity. It is likely that Trevor is being intentionally vague to keep up the mystery of his works.
- Although Cartoon Cat's origin is unknown, it is believed that Cartoon Cat was from a TV series in the 30s, specifically 1939, and then he got abandoned. As Trevor himself says on his Tumblr about Cartoon Cat and other potential cartoon monsters of his on whether they looked friendly and less creepy before, “When they had their own show, they did, before it got taken away.”
- Despite this revelation, it is still unknown how exactly Cartoon Cat exists in the real world, whether it be as a cartoon character somehow brought to life or a demonic entity taking on the form of the retired cartoon mascot. Trevor's recent tweet about Cartoon Cat and other cartoon monsters taking on exaggerated forms of cartoon mascots heavily implies the latter. It's also possible that it's an entity that simply takes the form of an old media mascot.
- On a “pain scale” of one to ten (with ten being the worst) created by Henderson for his monsters, both the Man with the Upside-Down Face and Cartoon Cat are placed on ten (if not for the latter, then possibly 8 or 9), implying that they are both possibly the most evil beings Trevor has created by far. However, unlike Cartoon Cat, the Man with the Upside-Down Face has a much clearer moral agency and is far more exceedingly evil than Cartoon Cat, being a clear sadist who loves to feed on negative emotions caused by tragedies. The Man with the Upside-Down Face has also caused many deaths while Cartoon Cat hasn't yet been shown to have killed anyone.
- Cartoon Cat was described by Trevor as "malleable."
- Although the Man with the Upside-Down Face is by far the evilest and if not, the worst creation Trevor Henderson has created, Cartoon Cat himself is the most dangerous and possibly the strongest.
- One day, Trevor started releasing artworks of many of his monsters as patron saints and Cartoon Cat and Good Boy were one of the many creatures, but compared to the others, they weren't called patron saints and didn't have the sun like symbols behind them. It is unknown why they didn't have these features, although it's possible that they are not unique creatures like the others, but rather just individuals of a species.
- Some people started theorizing that Cartoon Cat and Good Boy are connected.
- It is implied that the Man with the Upside-Down Face has appeared near events in which the Bridge Worms and possibly Cartoon Cat killed people.
- It could be possible that they all have some connection, though it is more likely that the Man is only there to feed off the negativity of the situation.
- Cartoon Cat’s skin has a rubber-like texture.
- Cartoon Cat is said to be “something cosmic and awful filtered through our old media.” This means that Cartoon Cat possibly only takes this form because 1), that way he could be seen by humans in a terrorizing way or 2), he simply wanted to use that form so he can affect the humans. This also means that there is a bigger chance that all the cartoon monsters are the same species, but take different forms based on the old cartoon characters.
- Trevor has said that Cartoon Cat and any other cartoon monsters are morally aware of their actions and that they attack with the intent to harm others, meaning Cartoon Cat is not an amoral being with grey morals as it is morally aware of the suffering it causes. This means that Cartoon Cat and the Man with the Upside-Down Face are currently the only two of Trevor's villainous creations who are not amoral and have moral agencies, which probably makes them the two most evil as well (which is odd as Siren Head and other monsters have killed many people while Cartoon Cat has not yet been portrayed to have killed people).
- However, unlike the Man with the Upside-Down Face, while Cartoon Cat is morally aware of what he does, Cartoon Cat is very enigmatic with no clear personality nor his crimes are made clear other than stalking and breaking and entering with no confirmation he kills anybody, whereas the Man with the Upside-Down Face does everything just for fun, feeding off of negative emotions for his own sick and twisted pleasure and causing the deaths of people by causing the fatal incidents to indirectly occur.