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Real name
Aliases
Lord Boot; Captain Boot of O'Bunion's Intruders
Affiliation
Loyal companion of Wellington
Universe
Base of operations
Croynge

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Unusual features
He's a dog
Status
Marital status
Occupation
Dog
Education
Well, Wellington has tried...
Origin
Origin
Cursed by a gypsy
First appearance
Last appearance

Daily Mirror (Oct 1959)
Daily Mirror (2006)

History

At first glance, Boot appears to be an old English sheepdog, and this is because he is, in fact, an old English sheepdog. Boot himself, however, believes that he is actually an eighteenth century English nobleman named Lord Boot, a veteran of an army regiment called O'Bunion's Intruders, who was cursed by a gypsy wench to spend the rest of his life on all fours, wrapped in a hairy skin, for refusing to buy her clothes pegs. Aside from this mild and largely harmless delusion and an irrational fear of water, Boot is remarkably well-adjusted for a dog who lives in a disused railway station with only Wellington for company most of the time. He is highly intelligent and has a generally laid-back outlook on life.

Except when he hears the bath running.

Powers and abilities

Abilities

Working hard at achieving a reputation for ineptitude, especially when it comes to domestic chores, so he doesn't have to do any actual work.

Strength level

Old English Sheepdog who gets regular walks.

Weaknesses

Sausages.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

One highly-attuned and super-sensitive wet black nose, which can detect the presence of food over uncannily long distances.

Transportation

One of Wellington's buggies (pushed by at high speed by said Wellington, until he collapses in a panting heap).

Notes

In early Perishers strips, Boot was depicted with a straggly tail, until the artist realised that old English sheepdogs usually have their tails docked. It then got progressively shorter until it vanished altogether.

Trivia

  • Boot occasionally breaks the fourth wall, 'speaking' directly to the reader. He is the only character in the strip who does this.
  • Boot claims to be the adopted mascot of H.M.S. Sirius.

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