Courage the Cowardly Dog
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Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Computer is the Bagge family's desktop computer residing in the attic, which Courage regularly uses to solve problems or gain information. It is an artificial intelligence (AI) that has had a large number of appearances, varying from a faithful ally (most episodes) to the main antagonist ("Mega Muriel the Magnificent"). It speaks with a British accent.

Personality[]

Armed with wit and a full hard drive of knowledge, it is a box of sarcasm and pride. The computer believes that lack of emotion makes machines superior to humans and finds them cowardly. However, after it experiences being in a human body, it is shown to be capable of fear despite its denial of it. When consulted with Courage's problems, it often refers to him as a "twit" and includes plenty of cynicism in its explanations.

Abilities[]

Computer possesses a wide amount of knowledge, allowing it to give Courage the answers he seeks, but it doesn't know everything (such as how to speak to an evil shadow). It can also print out fax, instructions, pictures, and messages for Courage using a nearby printer. There is also a scanner that allows it to analysis objects and images. In "The Clutching Foot", it is able to analyse a sample of the fungus that envelopes Eustace and diagnoses a cure for it.

Computer can also connect to other machines such as a telephone, a radio in a spaceship, and Velma's tablet. In one episode, Computer gained the ability to move and transfer itself into human bodies. It took over Eustace and later Muriel, but soon went back to being a computer after a frightening experience. It is unknown if it still has these abilities afterwards.

Appearances[]

Gallery[]

Quotes[]

  • "If Johnny has three apples, and Davy has two apples, why don't they just shut up and eat?"
  • "Now it's time to show you how it's all done."
  • "You call being chased by a lunatic snowman scary? You twit."
  • "Oh yeah? Everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you."
  • "Work up a good drool, baby!"
  • "Just don't get bitten."
  • "If your mummy is visiting and she's mad at you, bring her flowers, you twit."
  • "Some people can't take a joke."
  • "Well, you don't have to hit so hard!"

Trivia[]

  • Computer appears in every single season of the show. He also appears in The Fog of Courage, the 2014 CGI special.
  • Throughout the series, Computer's monitor varies, although it could be unintentional.
  • In the episode "Little Muriel", Computer mentions that he likes Sri Lankan Chicken Tandoori.
  • The Computer is replaced with a chalkboard in "Perfect", as well as a spaceship in "Mission to the Sun".
  • As stated in an interview between John R. Dilworth and RebelTaxi, Computer was based off of HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
    • With his British accent, he shares a few similarities with Sara from Cartoon Network's programming block Toonami, who is also an artificial intelligence. However, Sara debuted a year after Computer did (but her voice was heard in the opening to Toonami saying "hello" ever since TOM 1's debut) and Sara is much friendlier than Computer.
    • Computer is also similar to the DC Comics supervillain Brainiac, mainly the DCAU version, as both are sentient artificial intelligences with disdain for their masters.
  • His Japanese voice actor is Masayuki Nakada (中田雅之) who also did the voices of Katz, Freaky Fred, and the Lieutenant among others.
    • In the Japanese dub, his catchphrase "You twit" has been translated to "アホですね" (Aho desu ne), which is a pun on "そうですね" (Sou desu ne, meaning "That's right") and can be translated as "That's idiotic."
  • A popular fan nickname for Computer is "Simon", which is because of his voice actor being Simon Prebble.
  • "Mega Muriel the Magnificent" reveals he is a fan of classical music.
  • Computer seems to loathe the Windmill Vandals, as he mentions them with disdain.
  • In "King Ramses' Curse", when the house was flooding by the slab's first plague, Muriel can be seen standing on him but got kicked off.
  • Computer seems to have feelings for Velma's tablet as they are seen flirting with each other while connected.


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