|Ulysses S. Feral|
|Eye Color:||Black or dark brown|
|Hair Color:||Grayish brown|
|First Appearance:||The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice|
|Voice Actor:||Gary Owens|
"Back off, Swat Kats! The Enforcers are here!"
"This is Feral, bring me chopper backup!"
Ulysses S. Feral is a major supporting character in SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron. Voiced by the late Gary Owens, he is the gruff, no-nonsense leader of the Enforcers, a paramilitary police organization which serves to protect Megakat City against various threats. He holds a great deal of dislike towards the SWAT Kats, whom he personally considers to be little more than "lawless vigilantes," and is often quick to label them a menace.
Ulysses is a figure of noticeably high stature and a stocky, yet muscular build, with grayish brown fur, dark brown or black eyes with yellow scalera, black hair styled in a flat top, and whiskers on the sides of his face. He typically wears a standard issue uniform which consists of a light gray greatcoat trimmed gold with blue cuffs, a blue collar, and three buttons, alongside a white dress shirt, black tie, light brown pants and knee-length black boots. His greatcoat also sports shoulder marks bearing his rank insignia.
Ulysses S. Feral is, at heart, a highly strict, no-nonsense individual with an obstinate outlook towards criminal activity. As a senior commander, Feral has a strong adherence towards order and protocol, and has little time for those who he deems hotshots or vigilantes, particularly the SWAT Kats. He utterly dislikes the SWAT Kats, labeling them as lawless vigilantes prone to causing more harm than good, and has advocated for their arrest on numerous occasions. This attitude of his has frequently put him at odds with Deputy Mayor Briggs, who has made her support of the SWAT Kats no secret. While his disdain for the SWAT Kats can easily be attributed to their status as vigilantes, it's quite possible that he feels resentful of the two of them and the attention they receive for their heroic efforts, often times making him and the others Enforcers look amateurish with their involvement in their operations. Feral is both uncooperative and ill-tempered, and expects nothing less than total respect from his subordinates. He can often be racist, and dislikes anyone who dares question his authority.
However, as deferential and very austere he can be, Ulysses is not without morals or gratitude. He has shown to have a powerful and honorable moral compass when he neurally disabled the Metallikats's damaged heads before they could reveal him the SWAT Kats's civil identities in exchange for martial leniency, claiming that he "doesn’t make deals with scum". Also, in some occasions, he would acknowledge the importance of the SWAT Kats when the Enforcers proved unable or insufficient to handle specific situations, and even thanked them once for saving his life from the maniacal Madkat's dominance. Feral is even willing to work with the SWAT Kats when the situation calls for it such as helping them rescue Callie and Manx when they were abducted by Mac & Molly Mange, Dark Kat, Dr. Viper, and the Creeplings.
Similar to Deputy Mayor Callie Briggs, Feral does want to protect MegaKat City and its citizens from danger. This was proven when he saved Professor Hackle, an elderly kat, from being crushed by a large steel door when The Metallikats hijacked giant robots designed by PumaDyne to be used as weapons. The only reason Feral saved Hackle was to prevent Hackle from getting murdered. Despite his more noble characteristics, Lt. Feral has some uncharitable ones beyond his heckling the Swat Katz. For it was his egotistic need to be the capture in most hot pursuits that lead to creating the focus of his ire. While they were still under Enforcer supervision in the past, the commander opted to swoop in and take the glory for bagging Dark Kat's capture. When his glory hounding knocked Chance and Jake out of the aerial raid, straight into enforcer headquarters no-less, Feral refused to take responsibility for the arch felon's escape nor damages done to Megakat City's law enforcement bureau HQ. The officer booting both ace pilots off the force and reassigning blame by slating them for repair bills which left the two working for the rest of their lives at the salvage yard. Showcasing that the good lawman's temper and shortsightedness can not only get the better of him at times. But also create more problems than the Enforcers can readily solve, including and especially resulting in the birth of said duo whom show him up in protecting & serving the city.