Our favorite cat and mouse rivals, Tom and Jerry, has been keeping a big secret from us. Since their origins in the 1940s, we’ve known them by their signature names – Tom and Jerry, of course – but today a bomb has been dropped on the world. No, that’s not their real name. They are just nicknames for longer, fuller puns. How can this be real fur!
But yes, it is – at first glance about MultiVersus, a 2022 platform fighter game developed by Warner Bros., their full names are completely different from their nicknames. The pair appear in the game as Thomas Jasper Cat, Sr. and Gerald Jinx Mouse. “As these enemies of freedom put their differences aside,” their character tag reads, “their strange anarchy can be unstoppable.” Apparently, part of that strange mayhem has been using pseudonyms for over 80 years.
This isn’t an entirely new revelation, as the dueling duo were originally called Jasper and Jinx in their first appearance in 1940. Thomas and Gerald, on the other hand, are new to both of them. . . Upon hearing the news, fans were quick to share their reactions to the bonker news on social media.
“How many people would freak out when they see Tom and Jerry’s real names in the game?” One user said, revealing the name in the picture at first glance.
Even more confusing? “Sr.” title at the end of Tom’s full name. If that’s the case, he has a “Jr.” lurking around somewhere else – that is, Jerry really need to see his back. “If Tom Cat is a ‘Sr’… where are his kids?” another Twitter user asked.
While MultiVersus won’t release until 2022, you can always catch up with Tom and Jerry (er, Thomas, and Gerald) on HBO Max. The original series is now streaming on the platform, as well as most recent movie starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Colin Jost and Michael Peña.
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