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Walter the Softy

Walter the Softy
Real name
Walter Brown
Current alias
Walter the Softy
Alignment
Affiliation
Relatives
Wilbur (father)
Universe
Base of operations
Next door to Dennis

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Occupation
Schoolboy
Origin
Origin
Normal human birth
Place of birth
First appearance

Beano (1953)

History[]

Walter 'The Softy' Brown is Dennis' next-door neighbour and arch-enemy. Walter's best friends are Bertie Blenkinsop and Spotty Perkins, who both share the same 'softy' characteristics as Walter, and his poodle Foo Foo. He is a complete wimp.

Walter is strongly disliked by Dennis because of his teddy-bear picnics and softy antics, and because he is always the teacher's pet at school. Despite his good behaviour, and a personality that verges on the sickeningly obsequious, he has been punished by adults many times, often for perceived misdemeanours that were actually Dennis' fault.

One's opinion of Walter depends on whether one was the sort of child who liked raising Cain and smashing stuff up (like Dennis), or the sort of child who preferred a quieter, more contemplative life with room for aesthetic and cultural pursuits (like Walter). In adult life Walter (perhaps working as a programme producer for the BBC) probably has dozens of female friends who value his sympathetic nature and appreciation of the finer things in life, while Dennis is probably serving a prison sentence after breaking the curfew imposed by his electronic tag.

Powers and abilities[]

Powers

Extreme weediness; camper than a row of tents at Eurovision.

Abilities

Floral identification; interior design.

Strength level

You're joking, right?

Weaknesses

Take your pick.

Paraphernalia[]

Weapons

He's far too soft to carry weapons.

Notes[]

Walter's father Wilbur is the Mayor of Beanotown.

Trivia[]

Walter was once given a girlfriend called Matilda, to show that he isn't gay and that therefore Dennis picking on him doesn't count as homophobic bullying.

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