This list applies only to the film franchise and its respective canon. For the character traits applicable to the The Penguins of Madagascar canon, go here.
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Introduced in Madagascar
Alex the Lion (born Alakay)
Voiced by: Ben Stiller
- Camp Straight: Alex is quite flamboyant and loves to dance, but is in a relationship with Ga.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine.
- Funny Animal: He walks on two legs and is more anthropomorphic than most other characters.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Marty.
- Interspecies Romance: With Gia.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He's basically Ben Stiller as a lion.
- It's All About Me: His idea of a birthday gift is to give them his own merch.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be a bit selfish and a bit of a show off, but he's still a very friendly guy.
- King of Beasts: In the first movie.
- Leader Wannabe: In Madagascar 3. The fact that he is technically the leader does not mean that others respect him (especially the members of the circus).
- The Merch: Alex is quite popular in Central Park.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: As a cub.
- Took a Level in Badass: Alex started quite inept when thrown out of the zoo. Come the third movie, he's not only able to survive, he even chooses to not go back.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Gia in the third film.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In the second movie, Alex strives to show his father he's a real lion.
- Would Hit a Girl: He isn't shy about hitting a psychotic old lady.
Marty the Zebra
Voiced by: Chris Rock
- Anthropomorphic Zig Zag: He walks quadrupedal throughout most of the movie, but he stands up on his hind legs when he is excited.
- Catchphrase: "Crack-a-lackin!"
- Fearless Fool
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric.
- Funny Afro: In the third film.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Alex.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Shown this in Madagascar 2.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Designed to look like his voice actor Chris Rock.
- Jive Turkey
- Out of Focus: Just a supporting deuteragonist in the 3rd film along with Gloria and Melman.
- The Lancer
- Undying Loyalty: In the first movie, he went to go save Alex despite the fact that he wanted to eat him.
- Wolverine Publicity: He was overexposed in the third film's commercials and advertisements.
- You ALL Look Familiar: When he was with the Zebras in Madagascar 2.
Gloria the Hippo
Voiced by: Jada Pinkett Smith
- Acro Fatic: And how. Just watch her dancing in the credits of the first film, for starters.
- And in the third film she can even balance on a tightrope without the rope snapping on her weight.
- Annoying Laugh: Melman will disagree with you, though.
- The Big Girl: Even though she is a female, she uses more power than any other character in the group.
- Big Beautiful Woman: According to Smith, she loved Gloria because she was both huge and sexy.
- Big Eater: Hinted. Melman says her favorite breakfast is six loaves of wheat toast, buttered on both sides, no crusts.
- Mostly averted in the first film. The filmmakers acknowledged that fat jokes directed at an animal that's normally several hundred pounds in real life would be too predictable.
- Brown Eyes
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Melman.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic.
- Funny Animal: Always walks on two legs and she is very anthropomorphic.
- Heavy Hippo
- Ink-Suit Actor: Cute slender, Jada Pinkett Smith may not be heavy and fat like Gloria, but her ecstatic smile is still very blatant in that heavily built hippo.
- Interspecies Romance: With Melman in the sequel.
- Lightning Bruiser: Despite her massive bulk, she is quite capable of running quickly (as accurate for her species). This is especially true in the video games, where jalapenos can cause to run as much higher speeds than hippos are physically capable of.
- Living Emotional Crutch: In Melman's love confession to Gloria in Madagascar 2, he tells her that she was the one thing that kept him going while they were at the zoo.
- Love Revelation Epiphany: It's not until she finds out Melman is in love with her that she realizes she loves him too.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Melman's Feminine Boy.
- Ms. Fanservice: A lot of the time, her butt is clearly visible.
- Official Couple: With Melman.
- Out of Focus: Just a supporting deuteragonist in the 3rd film along with Marty and Melman.
- Sassy Black Woman: Voiced by African American actress Jada Pinkett Smith.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Gloria becomes a couple with Melman, the giraffe who knows everything about her and only wants her happy, instead of Moto-Moto, the hippopotamus who was only interested in her body.
- Stout Strength/ Super Strength: True to species, she is a powerhouse that can smash right through brick walls in a snap.
- Team Mom
Melman the Giraffe
Voiced by: David Schwimmer
- Ambiguously Jewish
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Gloria. The second movie established that Melman had a crush on Gloria since they were little.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic.
- Green Eyes
- Gullible Lemmings
- The Heart: He's very sensitive.
- Hidden Depths: The timid Melman actually likes adventure.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He's basically David Schwimmer as a giraffe.
- Interspecies Romance: With Gloria.
- Lovable Coward
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Gloria's Masculine Girl.
- The Medic
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Melman the giraffe seems to be a parody of Woody Allen, if being nerdy, neurotic, and Ambiguously Jewish is any indication.
- Or a parody of David Schwimmer.
- Official Couple: With Gloria.
- Out of Focus: Just a supporting deuteragonist in the 3rd film along with Gloria and Marty.
Voiced by: Tom McGrath (Skipper), Chris Miller (Kowalski), John DiMaggio (Rico), Christopher Knights (Private)
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Skipper.
- Ax-Crazy: Rico in particular.
- Big Damn Heroes: In all three movies no less!
- Big Good: Despite their various quirks, they're certainly the most competent out of the cast, always the ones responsible for getting the plot going, generally the ones solving the 'bigger' problems (Stealing the ship in 1, fixing the plane in 2 and actually running the Circus in 3, though the monkeys helped with the latter two), and are always Big Damn Heroes in all three movies (or at least leading the charge).
- Breakout Characters: They got their own TV series and movie.
- Butt Monkey: Private.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: Nothing will cause these penguins to loose their cool (except for Private sometimes).
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Private goes through this in Penguins of Madagascar, wanting to be recognized as a meaningful and valued member of the team.
- Everything's Better with Penguins
- Four Man Band:
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Rico. He keeps a lot of items in his mouth which he hurls out when needed.
- Interspecies Romance: In Merry Madagascar, Private falls in love with Cupid the reindeer, while Kowalski develops a crush on Eva the snowy owl in Penguins of Madagascar.
- Jerks with Hearts of Gold: As their movie shows. Really, they aren't bad peop-err-penguins, just little psychotic. Also, they love each other and they always help zoosters.
- Killer Rabbits
- The Nicknamer: Skipper.
- Officer and a Gentleman: Skipper.
- Token Good Teammate: Private.
- True Companions: Penguins of Madagascar shows how strong the bond between them is, to the point where they consider themselves "brothers."
Voiced by: Sacha Baron Cohen
- Animal Gender Bender: Lemur colonies are matriarchal. Because of this, Wild Mass Guessing has pegged him as Ambiguously Transsexual.
- Breakout Character: Julien was actually a minor character in the first film. Fans adored him, and his Ear Worm song, and he's since become one of the most popular characters along with the penguins.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: All Hail King Julien shows that the lemurs consider Julien the best king they've had in years, despite his eccentricities and self-centred nature.
- Camp Straight: He was Ambiguously Gay until the third movie, which gave him Sonya the bear as a love interest.
- Fat and Skinny: With Maurice.
- Flanderization: His selfishness, incompetence, ego, stupidity and weird accent (although the last one could be chalked up to Danny Jacobs replacing Sacha Baron Cohen).
- Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: His relationship with Sonya in the third film.
- Hot Guy, Ugly Wife: With Sonya.
- Interspecies Romance: With Sonya.
- It's All About Me: Even more so than Alex. Not being the protagonist doesn't help matters.
- Large Ham
- Nice Hat: King Julien consistently makes himself bigger and more garish crowns with leaves, small animals, carved wood, flamingo feathers... anything. What he does with the old ones is unknown. In the first movie he has two different crowns and in the second he changes between three different crowns.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: The ending of the first film implies this may be the case for Julien. May. The second film also hints at this, as he cannily manipulates the panicking savannah animals into sacrificing Melman "before [they] come to [their] senses".
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Those Two Guys: With Maurice.
- Upper-Class Twit
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Julien speaks with a sort of Indian-meets-African accent.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: When Jumping Out of a Cake, he wore coconuts and a grass skirt.
- Wolverine Publicity: Has appeared in almost everything from the Madagascar film series.
Voiced by: Cedric the Entertainer
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fat and Skinny: The fat to Julien's skinny.
- Hyper Competent Side Kick
- Only Sane Man: Among the lemurs, anyway.
- Out of Focus: He's mostly just there to be a Servile Snarker and rarely ever contributes to the plot. In the third film, even Mort ends up being more useful.
- Seldom Seen Species: He's an aye aye.
- Servile Snarker
- Stealth Pun: He's an aye aye that spends most of his time being Julien's yes man.
- Straight Man
- The Starscream: Subtle. When it appears Julien has fallen to his death early in 3 he starts to break into a Slasher Smile, only to scowl in disappointment when it's revealed he survived.
- Those Two Guys: With Julien.
Voiced by: Andy Richter
- Butt Monkey
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander
- Cute Critters Act Childlike
- The Ditz
- Fearless Fool: Mostly in Madagascar 2.
- Madeof Iron: His immunity to pain has been shown multiple times throughout the series.
- Older Than They Look: According to the movie commentary, he's actually an adult - mouse lemurs all look like babies.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Seldom Seen Species
- Small Annoying Creature
Mason and Phil
Voiced by: Conrad Vernon (Mason)
- Ascended Extra: Their screentime is fairly minimal throughout the series, but their role becomes more important in the later movies, being responsible for repairing the plane in 2 and pretending to be a human to represent the animals in 3.
- Four-Fingered Hands: Averted for the sake of Phil's sign language.
- Never Learned to Read: Mason is illiterate. Phil, on the other hand, is the penguin's go-to translator for reading things.
- Road Apples: Mason mentions throwing poo in the first Madagascar but is never seen doing it.
- Shown Their Work: Phil's sign language is completely accurate.
- Though they do admit that what he's actually saying is generally more complicated than what Mason translates (resulting in Bilingual Bonus if you know American Sign Language).
- The Speechless: Phil.
- Those Two Guys
- Totem Pole Trench: When they try to buy train tickets in the first movie. In Europe's Most Wanted they dress as the "King of Versailles".
Voiced by: Elisa Gabrielli
- Ascended Extra
- Badass Bystander
- Blood Knight
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Hasn't been seen since the second movie.
- Cool Old Lady
- Elderly Blue-Haired Lady: Not literally, but the Penguins identify her by the codename 'Bluehair'.
- Killer Rabbit: That poodle of hers.
- Never Mess with Granny
- When Elders Attack
Voiced by: Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell
- Expy: They are very similar to the Hyenas from The Lion King.
- Hulk Speak: All of the fossas speak like this.
- No Pronunciation Guide: Spelled 'Fossa', pronounced 'Foosa'.
- Seldom Seen Species: You won't find many people who know what a fossa is.
- You All Look Familiar: All of the them look the same. The only difference is their fur color.
- Zerg Rush
Introduced in Escape 2 Africa
Voiced by: Bernie Mac
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Due to Actor Existence Failure. But he is not even mentioned in the third movie.
- Ear Notch: In the prologue he had part of his left ear shot off by the poachers as he tried to save his son from them. By the time his vision clears from the blow, he doesn't notice that Alex's crate had fallen off the truck into the river and continue to chase the truck.
- King of Beasts: He's the noble leader of the pride, respected by all animals on the savannah.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He's very disappointed that his son is better at dancing than fighting.
Voiced by: Sherri Shepherd
- All There in the Script: She is never addressed by name in the movie, and is credited simply as Mom. Her name is revealed in the film's novelization.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Florrie is more accepting of Alex for who he is. She isn't disturbed at all by the fact that Alex prefers to dance instead of fight. Due to this, she acts as the voice of reason and tries to encourage Zuba that it is better that Alex came back to them as a king, dancing or no dancing.
Voiced by: Alec Baldwin
- Captain Ersatz: Of Scar from The Lion King, with his manipulative nature played up for laughs. Unlike Scar, though, Makunga is just more of a pompous jerk instead of outright evil
- Cats Are Mean
- Ink-Suit Actor: He resembles a caricature of Alec Baldwin as a lion, even sharing his actor's trademark gray streak on his black mane.
- It's All About Me: His reason of why he wants to become alfa lion. "I'm better looking. I've got better hair. I'm deceivingly smart. And I want everyone else to do what I say."
- Jerk Ass:
- Jerk Jock
- Laser-Guided Karma: He meets his downfall when Alex tricks him into taking Nana's purse, then unleashing the old lady to attack him. Then Nana drags Makunga off the reserve with the other animals cheering.
- The DVD Commentary confirms that Nana brought Makunga back to New York in a kitty cage!
- Skunk Stripe
- Smug Snake
Voiced by: will.i.am
- Big Beautiful Man: He is big and bulky, but also clearly a Mr. Fanservice.
- Big Ol' Unibrow
- Chubby Chaser: This is the main reason why he is attracted to Gloria.
- Heavy Hippo
- Meaningful Name: According to the November 2008 issue of National Geographic Kids, "Moto Moto" in an African language (they didn't say which one, possibly Swahili) does mean "hot hot".
- Mr. Fanservice: His sexiness is played up, both in his character design with huge pecs (that he often flexes), and the way the camera pans over him. Also see Meaningful Name above.
- Pec Flex: Has a habit of doing this to impress Gloria.
- Put on a Bus: Not seen or mentioned in the third film.
- Romantic False Lead: He appears to be Gloria's potential boyfriend, but eventually gives way to Melman.
- Soul Brotha: His voice actor Will I Am wanted to make him sound like Barry White.
Introduced in Europe's Most Wanted
Voiced by: Bryan Cranston
- Beyond the Impossible: After being successful in jumping hoops; He wanted to jump through the next level; this time through rings. As in, too small for all of the daintiest of fingers rings. Everyone constantly comments on how what he does should be physically impossible. He did take it a bit too far by coating himself with olive oil and ordering Stefano to light the hoop on fire; Suffice to say, the result wasn't pretty. Alex helps him overcome this by convincing the tiger to instead use Non-flammable hair conditioner and the result is tremendous; Vitaly jumps through the flaming hoop unharmed this time. For the climax he breaks into Marty's cage by jumping through the keyhole, and breaks Marty out by jumping back out the keyhole while holding Marty.
- Broken Ace
- Commander Contrarian: At first.
- Defrosting Ice King: After Alex helps him overcome his fears with his ring act to become a star again, you couldn't ask for a better male friend outside of the Zoosters for Alex.
- Drowning My Sorrows: On borscht.
- Green-Eyed Monster: A rare example where the eyes do match the trope, and only in retrospect, but after learning from his Backstory that screwing up the ring jump cost him his fur and had it grow back "bristly" instead of soft, it seems evident that his mockery of Alex's glossy fur is a form of Sour Grapes. He's certainly quite happy to get soft fur "like a kitten" again after using the hair conditioner.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears blue briefs and a golden belt. It's less than a half-dressed cartoon animal usually wears, but still beyond being an Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal.
- The Heart: Of the Circus.
- Heroic BSOD: Has gone into a perpetual one ever since screwing up the ring jump. Alex finally helps him snap out of it.
- Heroic Build
- Hot Guy, Ugly Ex-Wife: All we see of his ex-wife (who ran away with a musician) is a single photograph: she basically looks like him with lipstick.
- Ink-Suit Actor: He's basically Bryan Cranston if he were, well a tiger.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Very jerkish at the outset, and in the end showing a soft heart as big as he is.
- Knife Nut: keeps a big amount of throwing knifes, despite the fact that they have nothing to do with his act.
- Must just do the knife throwing on his off-times (and bitterness)
- The McCoy
- Meaningful Name: Vitaly's name is one letter away from "vital" and he is The Heart of the circus. "As Vitaly goes, so does the circus."
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong
- My Greatest Failure: Screwing up the ring jump.
- Not So Above It All: Joins in on the Afro-Circus dance at the end, even donning a Funny Afro like the rest.
- Papa Wolf: Extremely protective of his circus and his fellow circus animals. If his "I missed" remarks are to be believed, he will kill anyone who threatens the circus.
- Pride: This is both his Fatal Flaw (as being too convinced of his infallibility is what pushed him to go too far with the ring jump) and how he restores his reputation (by believing in himself again).
- Russian Guy Suffers Most
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: He seems to have taken up knife and sword tricks in place of his ring jump.
- Top Heavy Tiger
- Up, Up and Away!: He assumes this position when leaping through the ring.
- Why Did It Have to Be Fire: Shown off in a very well-done scene in his boxcar. He gets better.
Voiced by: Jessica Chastain
- Action Girl
- The Chick
- Interspecies Romance: With Alex.
- Secondary Sexual Characteristics: Masculine Lines, Feminine Curves
- Plucky Girl
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Gia was quite affected by Alex's passionate speech and was heartbroken when she discovered that he and his friends lied to her and the others.
- The Spock
- Tsundere: Type B to Alex. Her tsun side only comes out when the circus (or specifically, Vitaly) is threatened, or seems to be.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Alex in the third film.
- Younger than She Looks:Gia: Show me!
Alex: Pfft, 'show me'. What are we, five?
Gia: I am five!
Voiced by: Martin Short
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: He wears a ruff.
- Adorkable: Even more so in the concept designs!
- Break the Cutie: In the third act.
- Distressed Dude: Twice!
- The Ditz: Only slightly below average intelligence (or so he claims).
- Dumb Is Good
- Funny Foreigner: Acts and sounds like a stereotypical Italian. "He talks with his hands", says Craig Kellman, "so his shoulders were important".
- Genius Ditz: He's the one who inspires Alex to reignite the circus animals' passion for performing. Alex even suggests to him that he's smarter than he seems, but he denies it.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Inverted. Character designer Craig Kellman based Stefano's face on his own.
- On the other hand, Stefano sure does have Martin Short's big elastic smile.
- The Kirk
- Large Ham: Think The Great Gonzo meets Roger Rabbit.
- Nice Guy: He forgives the foursome, Marty in particular, really fast after they betrayed him.
Voiced by: Frank Welker
- Badass Biker: She can give even DuBois a beating with nothing but her biking skills.
- Bears Are Bad News: She appears to be scary before falling in love with Julien. And she can put on quite fight with her bike.
- Hot Guy, Ugly Wife: With King Julien.
- Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Her relationship with King Julien.
- Interspecies Romance: With King Julien.
- Nearly Normal Animal: The only one in a cast of Civilized Animals.
- Nonstandard Character Design: She is more realistic than the other characters.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Her bow and tutu.
- The Unintelligible: The only animal who's unable to speak.
Captain Chantel DuBois
Voiced by: Frances McDormand
- All Animals Are Dogs: A rare human example.
- Authority Equals Ass Kicking
- Big Bad
- Dark Action Girl
- Diabolical Dogcatcher: It's pretty much a given that she didn't get into animal control for the money.
- Evil Redhead
- Implacable Woman: She punches through solid brick walls in order to catch up with the aircraft the Zoosters are escaping in.
- Just Desserts: The end of the third film indicates that she's headed for this fate.
- Knight of Cerebus: She tries to saw Alex's head off during the climax.
- Knight Templar
- Made of Iron: She takes on more punishment than a normal human possibly could.
- Magic Music: Apparently DuBois' singing is so emotional and heartfelt, it heals her injured colleagues instantly, causing them to burst dramatically from their various body casts.
- Psycho for Hire
- Scarily Competent Tracker: To the point that just from smelling and tasting tracks left behind she can not only identify all sorts of impossible things about her quarry (height, weight, what they last ate), but she actually sees ghostly after-images of them showing their last actions.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A foreign badass woman with a grudge against Alex? Sounds like a certain old lady.
- Underestimating Badassery: Averted in both directions. The penguins' file on her says she's the best - and Alex and company quickly agree - and DuBois doesn't take anyone lightly.
- Unflinching Walk: Nothing fazes her.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Captain Dubois is out to murder Alex. As in literal, first-degree, premeditated murder. Even after Alex is re-contained in the zoo (at which point her warrant expires, and Alex becomes zoo property), she makes it very clear that she won't be satisfied while Alex still draws breath.
- Even before they arrive at the zoo, as in leaving Monaco entirely, she and her cronies continue to pursue them far beyond the boundaries of where they would legally be allowed to pursue the Zoosters.
- Worthy Opponent: Sees Alex as this.
Introduced in Penguins of Madagascar
Voiced by: Benedict Cumberbatch
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After the North Wind are captured by Dave's forces and about to be killed, he desperately tries to talk one of Dave's henchmen into letting them go in exchange for a fish.
- Changed My Mind, Kid: He has the North Wind retreat and leave Skipper, Rico and Kowalksi in Dave's clutches, to Privates chagrin. Later on, they arrive just in time to give the penguins a little help during the final battle.
- Jerkass: He has a very low opinion of Skipper's team to begin with, dismissing them as "helpless", taking credit for their accomplishments, and he even has them drugged and carted off to a safehouse rather than let him interfere in the clash against Dave. He would later taunt Skipper over losing Private.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite this, he truly believes in the North Wind's mission of protecting animals.
- The Leader
- Noble Wolf
- No Name Given
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His name is classified, in that it is a secret. Skipper, however, assumes he means his name actually is Classified and refers to him as that throughout the film.
- Took a Level in Kindness: By the end of the film. He thanks the penguins by giving them jetpacks.
Voiced by: Annet Mahendru
- The Chick
- Expy: Could be considered one of Doris the Dolphin from "The Penguins ofMadagascar"
- Interspecies Romance: She is shown to reciprocate Kowalski's feelings once Dave is defeated, kissing him passionately.
- The Owl-Knowing One: She's a snowy owl, and she manages the intelligence of North Wind.
- Smurfette Principle: She's the only major female character.
- The Stoic: The most composed and straight-faced among the North Wind. She even retains the same serious facial expression for most of the film.
- Not So Stoic: Her composure does slip a few times, like when Classified is pelted with the contents of a chemical toilet, or when she kisses Kowalski.
Voiced by: Ken Jeong
- Demolitions Expert: For the North Wind.
- Killer Rabbit: He is an adorable seal that carries massive guns
- Motor Mouth
- Seldom Seen Species: A harp seal.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: The explosives he uses are small enough to fit in his flippers.
Voiced by: Peter Stormare
- Beary Friendly
- The Big Guy
- Cuteness Proximity: During the North Wind's first encounter with the penguins, he hugs and fawns over them.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Repeatedly smashes his team's tech and almost hugs the Penguins to death
- Gentle Giant
Voiced by: John Malkovich
- Accidental Misnaming/My Name Is Not Durwood: Skipper gets his name wrong most of the time, calling him "Debbie", "Dwight", etc.
- Big Bad
- Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: He's an octopus, and so are his minions.
- Evil Is Petty: He acknowledges that turning every penguin on Earth into a monster won't make people like him, but it will make them hate penguins, and he'll enjoy that.
- Freudian Excuse: Every zoo he went to, his spotlight was stolen by penguins, causing him to hate them with a passion.
- Mad Scientist
- Master of Disguise: He can take on the appearance of a human (whom he calls "Dr Octavius Brine"), by squishing and contorting his body, wearing a wig and glasses, and changing color.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Dr. Blowhole from the television series: another aquatic animal supervillain with personal vendetta against the penguins.
- Toothy Bird: He's the only octopus in the film with visible teeth (Heck, a mouth that is placed in the position a human would have).
- Tragic Keepsake: His collection of snowglobes, each one from a zoo that rejected him.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: Feels this way at first... Then decides to fill the emptiness with more revenge!