“It is I, the Cham-ah-lee-on! Oh, drat! I mean the Chameleon!” —The Chameleon, Doom-mates The Chameleon is a major antagonist in T.U.F.F. Puppy who wants to get revenge on Kitty for putting him in jail (reasons unknown). He can disguise himself as any person or object using his transformation suit.
Like the Spider-Man villain he shares his name with, the Chameleon is a master of disguise, and like Zartan from the G.I. Joe comics and movies, he has the power to shape-shift because he possesses a Molecular Transformation Suit that allows him to shape-shift. However, his power isn't what freaks his enemies out. It's the fact that his eyes never stay in the same place twice. His voice is a parody of Hungarian-born actor Peter Lorre. He has the ability to change his color to blend into his surroundings at will, much like most chameleons, making him invisible. The Chameleon has a constant attention of making friends with anyone, being always rejected and left alone.
The Chameleon also has reptilian abilities, he can stick to and climb walls like a Gecko, and he can also use his long tongue as a weapon, to grab objects or trap people.
In his initial debut Keswick described The Chameleon as a criminal genius and master of disguise. He was shown to be vengeful, bitter, vain, crafty, malicious, and overall a lot more of a threat then Snaptrap or any other villain introduced up until that point. He was even shown to be able to go toe-to toe with Kitty Katswell, one of T.U.F.F.s' most competent field agent. Despite this, he was still shown to be absent minded at times such as turning into a puppy while sticking onto the window at T.U.F.F. and falling 4 stories until he hit the ground, turning into a shark in the middle of a beach and almost suffocating to death, and once used his chameleon tongue to eat a spider while he was disguised as General Warthog right in front of the other army soldiers. He is also very easily distracted by insects and will immediately drop whatever he's doing to eat a tasty looking bug, which he'll nab with his tongue, much like a real chameleon, usually distracting him and giving Dudley and Kitty the upper hand at times. He is also portrayed as very lonely as his only reason for wanting revenge on D.O.O.M. in Share-A-Lair is that they neglected to invite him to their ice cream social, he also is constantly trying to gain the friendship of fellow villains, namely Bird Brain and Snaptrap, but it never works for him as both Bird Brain and Snaptrap have admitted that they think the chameleon is a loser and usually keep him out of activities that aren't related to a scheme. It was also reveled in Dead or a Lie That the cops and T.U.F.F. agents usually forget to confiscate his suit and that he could just brake out whenever he wanted but simply doesn't because it usually the only way the other criminals will hang out with him, as all he really wants is a friend. Once When he disguised himself into the Mayor in Dudley Do-Wrong he was overjoyed at all the love and attention that was brought to him as mayor, and while he initially planned to keep the persona until he could destroy T.U.F.F., but decided he was going keep it for as long as he possibly could so he could forever be loved and admired. This aspect was further explored in watch Dog where The Chameleon tells Dudley that all he's ever wanted was a friend and tried his best to befriend him, much to Dudley's annoyance.
The Chameleon is bright green with grayish-green lips. His eyes are yellow with red irises. His face has green dots. He wears the Molecular Transformation Suit which is black with green circuits.
Relationships with Other Characters (Alphabetically)
The Chameleon has worked with Bird Brain on several occasions. He seems to get along with him better than he does with Snaptrap, though he has been shown to get annoyed by The Chameleons constant attempts at making friends with him and bluntly said he considered The Chameleon a loser in Dead or a Lie
The Chameleon has only once spoken about his sister, who has apparently turned into a blender. This isn't yet proven since it's not truly known if she actually turned into a blender or just ran away from his obsessive talking.
According to the only episode she appears in which will be Time Waits for No Mutt, she is only in it for his money and doesn't truly love him.
The Chameleon doesn't see Dudley as too much of a threat, but he can feel bothered by his behavior and constant accusing judgment. He was pretty disgusted though, when he learned that Dudley had a crush on him in Puppy Love At one point, when Snaptrap tried to get his revenge on The Chameleon for framing him of a crime he didn't commit, he was shackled to Dudley and tried to make good friends with him, but Dudley found his needy and clingy nature annoying, but by the end of the episode accepted him despite his faults. Out of all the villains on the show He seems to be on the best of terms with Dudley and once even called him his friend, He willing played along with Dudleys Lie in Dead or a Lie, he tried to comfort a distraught Dudley when Woodchuck Norris called him a terrible agent in Acting TUFF and they even danced together in a Dance, Dance, Blast the Ants competition...before he betrayed Dudley to get his revenge on the arcade manager.
The Chameleon wanted revenge on Kitty for putting him in jail during Doom-mates. After that episode, he seems to target T.U.F.F. in general though. In some episodes, however, the two of them are shown to have a sort of rivalry with each other, and he can be seen taunting her during some of their encounters. This is likely due to him having a grudge on her for being the first person to put him in jail. Though he may have seemingly gotten over the grudge against her or simply forgotten as he seemed willing to befriend Kitty in Watch Dog.
The Chameleon doesn't always get along with Snaptrap, but often looks up to him in a few episodes. Mainly in Mission: Really Big Mission where he does everything to try to help Snaptrap, but he just uses The Chameleon for his very own needs.