He is the series' protagonist and an overly frightened pink pet dog who lives in Nowhere, Kansas. He was abandoned as a puppy after his parents were sent into outer space, but was adopted by Muriel Bagge. Her husband Eustace regularly mistreats him. Ironically, given his name, Courage is a genuine coward, but still goes to great lengths to protect his owners; to the end, he often gets injured, sometimes quite brutally, or almost killed and only surviving through his determination and/or pure luck. Despite his cowardice, Courage is very clever and resourceful when the situation demands it, outsmarting the villains most of the time. Aiding him at saving the day is a self-aware, sarcastic and seemingly omniscient Computer that he keeps in the attic with which he could consult for information in how to remedy any predicament he faces, though it never fails to badmouth him in one way or another. He got his name when Muriel found him as a puppy alone in an alley and remarked that he must be quite brave to be there by himself.
- ↑ "Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999, Animated series)"- VoiceChasers http://voicechasers.com/database/showprod.php?prodid=669
- ↑ "Remembrance of Courage Past" (Courage the Cowardly Dog episode)