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Gideon is Ramona's tabby cat. Throughout the series there was a lot of fan speculation as to whether the cat was Gideon in disguise, but it wasn't, and when questioned about it by the cat's namesake in the final volume, Ramona said it was "her way of working things out."


Gideon was originally a stray that found its way into Ramona's life, but then became Scott's when she disappeared. Gideon runs off at the end of Book 5, but returns months later to Scott in Book 6 when he's in his new apartment and trying to get his life back together. Scott accepts the cat's return since it's the only thing he has that connects him to Ramona while she is gone. The night the cat returns is the first night Scott sleeps soundly since Ramona's abrupt disappearance. (He had been haunted by nightmares of Ramona, Gideon, and other aspects of his girl troubles since her disappearance.)

During Scott's final battle against Gideon Graves, when Gideon reveals that he's been spying on him and Ramona for a long time, Scott thinks Gideon is talking about the cat. Gideon is confused and says he was not the cat.

At the end of Volume 6, Gideon the cat becomes the sole "fan" of Scott and Kim's awful new band Shatter Band.

Portrayal in adaptions[]

In vs. the World[]

Gideon the cat as he appears on Scott's mug

Gideon the Cat had a brief cameo in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World on a mug that Scott drank out of at the beginning when at Stephen's apartment.

In the Game[]

Gideon in the game

It is possible that the cat seen in World 1 and World 4 (in Ramona's backyard) in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game is Gideon the cat. 

Game Sprites[]