Commander Ulysses Feral is the by-the-book, well-intentioned leader of Megakat City’s paramilitary Enforcers who are tasked with defending the city against a host of threats. Oftentimes uncompromising in his outlook towards criminal activity, Commander Feral has no time for what he deems reckless hotshot vigilantes, like the SWAT Kats. This has frequently put him at odds with Deputy Mayor Callie Briggs, who has made her support of the SWAT Kats no secret. This, in addition to his blatant dislike of Mayor Manx (calling Manx a coward and a fool on many occasions), has often forced Feral to stand alone.
While he has occasionally put out notices to arrest the SWAT Kats, Commander Feral isn’t blind to their actions in saving Megakat City, and is mostly content to allow them to leave the scene and lambast them to the media. As the series progresses, Commander Feral’s tolerance of the SWAT Kats visibly increases, going so far as to begin giving them some credit during press interviews and even almost thanking them at the end of the show. They have been shown to work together when the circumstances demand. Unbeknownst to Feral, one of the primary reasons the SWAT Kats dislike him is because he was responsible for throwing them off the force when they worked for him as Enforcers.
Commander Feral has an unnamed brother, and his niece, Lt. Felina Feral, is shown to be a part of the Enforcers during the show’s second season. Due to her headstrong actions and occasional disregard for orders, Commander Feral has stated he would remove her from the force, but his brother would never speak to him again.
The unorthodox threats that arise in Megakat City often result in Feral’s inadequacy to defend Megakat City alone, and is the biggest point of contention between him and other characters, though there have been specific instances where Commander Feral’s personal interventions have helped save the day.
Commander Feral was voiced by Gary Owens.