Relax, my Creeplings. Nothing can stop us now. - Dark Kat
The signature minions of Dark Kat, Creeplings are pink, winged, gremlin-like creatures capable of flight that possess razor-sharp teeth and an ability to burrow underground. They possess reasonable intelligence, able to operate machines and weapons. They appear communicate with one another verbally using various unintelligible noises, though it’s not known if they have an actual language. Creeplings follow Dark Kat’s instructions without hesitation, able to work in groups to carry out coordinated tasks. An individual Creepling is little more than a nuisance, but when they work or attack in groups they can become quite formidable.
Creeplings have been observed to act mischievously when not under supervision, demonstrating the ability to take amusement, suggesting a level of consciousness that may be close to sentient.
Creeplings are numerous and considered expendable by Dark Kat.
They have been exposed to deadly radiation during the theft of fuel rods and the construction of nuclear weapons for Dark Kat, used as suicide sentries to detonate explosives, and also sacrificed by Dark Kat as a shield against small arms fire.
Despite these instances, the Creeplings are completely loyal to their master, and are a constant presence at his side.
We are the 73% who live marginally tolerable lives compared to the rest of the world," The Commander pounded his steering wheel with gusto, "We deserve better!"
"I mainly just care about myself, sir."
"This city deserves a leader who cares about its katizens following the rules! A leader who is tough, but fair. A leader who has a keen sense of justice, and the toughness to carry it out. One who will set up a perimeter first and ask questions later. It needs someone who's unafraid to do the right thing… toughly!"
"Hey ya' moron!"
The blare of a car horn was followed by a flurry of expletives, all coming from the Boy Scout carpool directly behind them, "Move your dual-exhaust eco-killer out of the way! We're calling the Enforcers!"
"Do you hear that, Steele?"
"Yes, quite clearly, Commander."
"They're calling for us. This populace is unruly and belligerent, because it's at the breaking point. It needs *me* to whip it back into shape."
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In 1993, Hanna-Barbera released SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, an animated action show taking place in the world of Megakat City. It was based on characters created by Christian and Yvon Tremblay. Despite early cancellation in its second season, the series remains popular with an active fanbase. In the United States it can occasionally be found in syndication on the Boomerang Cable Network.