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The officers of Precinct 1 who serve as the main characters. Also including a bunch of miscellaneous background characters with inconsistent names.

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    Nick Wilde
The Dumb Fox

"I am sick and tired of being used as everyone's punching bag!"

The main character this time around. Nick’s idyllic life as a ZPD Officer is thrown upside-down when he is forced to arrest his former best friend on the job, and things keep going downhill from there. Doesn’t make him any less of a smartass through.

  • A Day in the Limelight: The whole fic is one for him, after he was the Deuteragonist to Judy in the movie itself.
  • Anti-Hero: He's a bit less cynical than he was in the movie, but he also makes a fair share of less-than-heroic decisions, including lying to his teammates and going full rogue cop in his desperate attempts to keep the situation under control. It's only by trusting in his profession and taking responsibility that he starts to become more of an ideal hero.
  • Audience Surrogate: He's the main viewpoint character and the one who most of the story revolves around, making him the main focal point of the reader's attention. He also tends to be the one most likely to comment on the ridiculous circumstances he finds himself in.
  • The Atoner: He so badly wants to leave his old criminal life behind him and start fresh as an officer of the law, but circumstances keep making that harder and harder for him as the story goes on.
  • Character Development: Gradually learns to stop relying on his old criminal mindset and start trusting in his new friends and profession instead.
  • The Chew Toy: The above quote says it all - Nick undergoes heaps of physical abuse throughout this story.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Lacking in the kind of martial-arts ability that Judy has, Nick relies on his wit (and any number of nearby objects) to get the upper hand in a fight.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Him being torn between his new life and his old serves as the main premise.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: While Judy was explicitly the main character of the movie, this story shifts the focus more onto Nick and his personal struggles. Given that Nick leans to the opposite end of the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism, this is quite the change of perspective.
  • Cosmic Plaything: He really starts to feel like one as the story goes on, given the sheer amount of bad things that keep happening to him.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: Nick still uses his street-smarts while fighting crime.
  • The Cynic: Much less so than he was before, but he still has doubts about his profession and some self-confidence issues, both of which repeatedly get him into trouble.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied in the movie, elaborated on more here. As he puts it, the Junior Ranger Scout incident was only the first act in the screwed-up story known as his former life.
  • Darkest Hour: Being suspended from the force, and subsequently going rogue. If not that, then the moment soon after in which he nearly murders his own father in a fit of rage. It's the latter that makes him realize just how far he's fallen, which is when he starts to turn things around.
  • Deadpan Snarker: With Nick, it's a given. No matter how much psychological trauma he goes through in the course of the story, he never seems to run out of snark.
  • Eye Scream: His "death" in Drabble 13 has him stabbed through the eye. With a carrot.
  • Frame-Up: Reynard (technically Carla) frames him for stealing the evidence that got Finnick released, which gets him temporarily suspended from the force. Unlike most cases though, Reynard intended for him to eventually be cleared of those charges, since there was no real evidence on him. He was simply trying to make a point about how easily the ZPD would turn on a fox with little provocation.
  • Hearing Voices: As he really starts to lose it during the Sanchez arc, his usual Inner Monologue is replaced with the voice of his father, constantly mocking and tormenting him throughout. He eventually manages to excise it.
  • Heroic BSoD: Right off the bat, he's thrown for a loop when forced to confront and arrest Finnick during a drug bust. This continues to influence him for the rest of the story, and gets significantly worse once he learns the Count's identity, until he finally comes to terms with it in Chapter 21.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Engages Reynard in a pun duel while they're trapped in an elevator at the Palms.
  • I Have No Son!: Inverted. He dutifully calls Reynard either "Dad" or "Father" up until the end of Chapter 21. When he finally rejects him for good, it's the first time he calls him Reynard.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction when him snapping at Jimmy for fanboying over him causes the younger fox to run away and get himself kidnapped.
  • My Life Flashed Before My Eyes: Happens to him when he is being torn apart by the feral Fangs and Boomer. Thankfully, Simon comes to his aid.
  • Not Helping Your Case: After falling victim to a Frame-Up courtesy of his father, Nick is suspended from the ZPD, pending investigation. Instead of waiting for said investigation, which Reynard knew would clear him in no time, Nick goes rogue and attempts to bring him down vigilante-style, breaking all kinds of protocols in the process. Ultimately, he is cleared of the original charges, but still suspended because of all the new charges he accrued.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Due to extenuating circumstances and his father's influence, Nick gradually starts acting less and less like his usual calm, careful self as the story goes on. This reaches its peak during the Sanchez arc as he becomes increasingly unhinged, aggressive, and irrational, but he finally catches on to this and reverses it soon after.
  • Outside Ride: Pulls one atop of Finnick's van in Chapter 2. Several characters continue to mock him for this long after the fact.
  • Parental Favoritism: Like it or not, he's Reynard's clear favorite, having ditched his sister in a heartbeat for Nick's sake. A sister whom Nick currently doesn't even know exists.
  • Parental Issues: His father is a murderous psychopath and his mother is a social recluse because he ran away from home decades ago and is too ashamed to go back. Needless to say, he has a few hangups with his folks.
  • Pungeon Master: Frequently. The only one who drops more puns than him is his own father.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Has two of these back to back. The first time, he gets fed up with Reynard and his mind games leading him in circles and physically assaults a defenseless Harvey Montapue, demanding to know where his father is. The second time, he learns that Reynard indirectly got his mother shot and nearly strangles him to death in a rage. Fortunately, he gets better right after.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: How Nick finally defeats his father in Chapter 21. Instead of continuing down an unlawful path by trying to bring him in by force, he takes responsibility for his actions and turns himself in to the ZPD.
  • Spanner in the Works: While his original plan was pretty intricate, he ultimately saves Narwhalter in the end by accidentally blowing up Reynard's submarine just trying to release him.
  • Turn in Your Badge: At his lowest point, he is suspended and loses his badge after being framed for stolen evidence. He does get it back though. The physical badge, that is. It remains to be seen if he'll get his old job back, or if he'll even want it back.

    Judy Hopps
The Sly Bunny

"Haven't you heard? I don't know when to quit."

Nick’s best friend, trusted partner, and actually not romantic interest in this one. (Maybe.) Judy’s commitment to both her friend and her job is repeatedly tested as she aims to put an end to the Crime Lord Killings.

  • Action Girl: Judy continues to kick a lot of bad guy butt and doesn't back down even from opponents way out of her league.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be polite and friendly, but she will not be pushed around.
  • The Chick: Is the heart and soul of the team and generally acts pretty feminine, though she's not afraid to get her paws dirty either.
  • Character Development: Continuing from the movie, she starts to shift away from her Black and White Morality and sympathizes with some of the criminals she would once arrest without a second thought.
  • Crazy-Prepared: When bound in a body cast in Drabble 15, she keeps a loaded tranq gun under her pillow just in case. Unfortunately, it proves as useless as ever.
  • Damsel in Distress: Is taken hostage by Simon during his plot against the ZPD.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She quickly finds a way out of Simon's grasp, engaging him in an actual fight, albeit one that's still very lopsided in his favor.
  • Determinator: She goes through a lot of punishment, both physically and emotionally, but refuses to give in for what she believes is right, especially where Nick is concerned. Even at the potential risk of losing her job or her life. "I don't know when to quit," indeed.
  • I Gave My Word: One of the reasons she insists on fighting Simon despite how badly he outclasses her is because she made a promise to Fru Fru that she would avenge her father. This is despite Fru Fru more or less forcing said promise on her.
  • Intoxication Ensues: Judy of all mammals ends up under the influence of a spiked drink, leading to her trying to chase down a perp while drunk out of her mind.
  • Kick Chick: Being a rabbit, she gets a lot of use out of her strong hind legs.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: Her famous "sweet cheese and crackers" line gets used repeatedly here, each time swapping in something else for "cheese and crackers."
  • Out of Focus: While still a main character, it's Nick who the story revolves around this time, so Judy's role isn't quite as prominent.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Downplayed. She ends up feeling some degree of sympathy for Simon once she learns more about his true motivations, but this doesn't stop her from opposing him as she feels that it still doesn't justify his actions.

    Jimmy Frost
The Not-So-Dumb-Just-Kinda-Naïve Fox

"Sometimes...Sometimes I wonder if I might've jumped into this too fast."

A new rookie police officer who ends up joining the main duo as a result of bureaucracy. He is a huge fanboy of Nick and an ace student at the academy, but has quite a lot to learn about the real world.

  • The Ace: According to himself, he was top of his class at the Police Academy. Subverted when he turns out to be reckless, klutzy, and a major oddball.
  • Adorkable: He is just soooooo excited to be a part of the ZPD, pal around with Nick, and go on all kinds of exciting adventures!
  • All-Loving Hero: Unless they’re criminals, Jimmy treats all mammals with heartfelt goodness and politeness.
  • Amateur Sleuth: Attempts to be one in Drabble 13 once it becomes a murder mystery, but is immediately stopped by Chief Bogo, who points out that they're the police and have actual experts for that kind of thing.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Of Nick, having joined the force solely because of him. Though it's played less straight than it initially seems.
  • Badass Adorable: Don't let his endearing cuteness fool you; Jimmy can really dish out some pain when he's motivated enough.
  • Berserk Button: Don't you dare harm Wallace the Wallabeanie unless you want to see what he's like angry.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Don't mistake his politeness for weakness: anyone who opts to harm his friends or Wallace is met by swift and brutal retaliation.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Deconstructed. Jimmy strives to be one, but it ends up bringing him more harm than good, as his manual tactics usually end up being inopportune for the situation he’s in.
  • Character Development: Starts as an Ascended Fanboy of Nick, but soon drops this and starts trying to be his own mammal instead, which also involves learning how to stand up for himself and take responsibility.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Given how he does ventriloquism with Wallace in front of every police officer he interacts with, he comes across as a little… unhinged in demeanor.
  • Comically Missing the Point: The Vixens disguise themselves as old ladies to get the drop on him on a bus. He eventually wises up and concludes that they're the Vixens...' grandmothers.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: Subverted; he turns out to be klutzy and short-sighted, even though he is fairly intelligent.
  • The Cutie: Jimmy is absolutely adorable. Unfortunately for him, the Vixens agree.
  • Ditzy Genius: He was the top of his class at the academy and has the procedural training of being an officer down pat, but real-life application proves much harder for him and he is often lacking in common sense.
  • Dork Knight: An awkward, klutzy and weird officer of the law who nonetheless has plenty of heroic moments.
  • Dressed to Plunder: He briefly takes on the guise (and mannerisms) of a pirate when the group needs to go undercover in the Docks. He even gets a parrot costume for Wallace.
  • Heroic BSoD: Jimmy plunges into a very traumatic one after figuring out that he inadvertently caused Lady Lang's death.
  • Manchild: He is childishly exuberant and talks to a stuffed Wallabeanie, so he easily comes across as one.
  • Nice Guy: Overwhelmingly polite, honest and sweet; it’s easy to assume that he’s incapable of bearing any ill will.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He accidentally reveals to the Count, who was posing as Nick via text message, where to find Lang with the address Junior just gave him. To twist the knife even further, this was right after Jimmy had promised to keep her out of danger.
  • Pretty Boy: If the Vixens' reactions are of any reference, Jimmy is considered quite handsome by his kind.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: An endearing, dorky Arctic fox is bound to elicit this trope.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Arctic foxes aren’t nearly as popular as their red-furred brethren.

    Carla Hyenandez
The Humorless Hyena

"Don't let appearances fool you. No matter how glamorous it may seem, some mammals just like to hide behind a mask."

Another rookie cop who hails from the subdistrict of New Mexicow. She is bold, hot-tempered, and seems to really have it out for Nick. Living proof that not all hyenas have a good sense of humor.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Drabble 3 is about her and her first date with Priscilla, back before she lost her sense of humor.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She is a female hyena in a relationship with a female rat. She also fawns over Jack Savage, with Priscilla warning him against trying to bed her, and indicates that her choice of romantic partner has less to do with gender and more with the males of her species being notorious wimps who can't keep up with her.
  • Anger Is Not Enough: After solving most of her problems through hot-tempered violence and intimidating others, Lucy of all mammals calls her out on this in her first Belfry challenge, where no amount of rage is going to help her take down the savage Fangs and Boomer.
  • Anti-Hero: She is, for the most part, morally right - most part pertaining to her actually making a deal with Reynard in order to get vengeance on Sanchez. Unfortunately, this also entailed stealing sensitive intelligence from the ZPD.
  • The Atoner: After fulfilling her duty as The Mole, she spends the following arc trapped in the Belfry, trying to escape so she can make amends.
  • Badass Gay: A lesbian cop who will gladly kick your culo six ways to Sunday, which isn't even getting into how she's also an ex-luchador.
  • Berserk Button: Do not question Carla's abilities as a cop.
  • The Big Guy: Her role, despite being a girl. She is the physically strongest of the main quartet and the most likely to resort to brute force in any given situation.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Her Spanish dialogue is usually untranslated and often consists of colorful insults.
  • Character Development: Her time in the Belfry ironically does wonders for her in this regard, slowly becoming less selfish and more heroic as she goes through the challenges. Culminates in her admitting that she needs the support of her friends and family, clearing the air with Nick, and even offering him her own room to stay in when she finds out he's homeless now.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Sandcat Sanchez's part in crippling her wrestling (and romantic) partner, Priscilla Rodentriguez, followed by her accepting a Deal with the Devil and becoming The Mole, is what embittered her into her current mood.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Usually in regards to Nick or Jimmy.
  • Death by Irony: Lucy's intended fate for her after pushing the bat just a bit too far is to Die Laughing. She even admits to getting the idea from Reynard, the king of ironic deaths himself.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Realizes this after verbally thrashing Lucy Sang before getting her to remove the Hoot Boots. Sure enough, as soon as the only thing keeping Lucy from triggering them escapes Carla's grasp, she immediately cranks them to max.
  • Entendre Failure: She does not get innuendo. At all. This doesn't have anything to do with her losing her sense of humor either, since Drabble 3 shows she was like this long beforehand.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: She is extremely insecure about her abilities as an officer, since her diploma and badge are falsified.
  • Frame-Up: Steals evidence from the ZPD that forces them to release Finnick, framing Nick by association with him.
  • Friendly Tickle Torture: Is implied to be a frequent victim of this at the tiny claws of her family.
    • She experiences the not-so-friendly kind after being trapped in the Belfry, courtesy of Lucy and her "Hoot Boots".
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: Ends up consulted by these when trying to decide if she should rescue Harvey or escape the Belfry herself. This being Carla, their argument soon devolves into a wrestling match that the angel wins.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: A Verbal Tic of hers, especially Spanish insults and swearing.
  • Happily Adopted: She is eternally grateful to the Rodentriguez family for adopting her, and cares about them and especially Priscilla more than anyone else. She only mentions her biological parents once as an afterthought.
  • Heinous Hyena: Downplayed; while she’s hardly villainous, she’s outwardly very gruff and unfriendly, and turns out to have been a mole for the Count.
  • Hot-Blooded: Is very passionate and often temperamental about her police work, to say nothing of her attitude in the ring.
  • The Hyena: Inverted; ironically, she has very little sense of humor, and a dour, grouchy disposition. La Mala Perra is an example though.
  • Jerkass: Easily comes across as one, being overall cynical and unpleasant, especially around Nick.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Occasionally, she shows a warm and sensitive side to her otherwise gruff exterior, and genuinely cares about her team’s safety when she’s working with them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When it turns out that she has a more humane side to her, she’s soon after revealed to have been a mole for Count Reynard.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Believe it or not, she is quite the Jack Savage fangirl and is at her absolute dorkiest around him, literally squeeing when she gets his autograph.
  • Knuckle Cracking: One of her default methods of showing off how tough she is.
  • Large Ham: As much as any other professional wrestler, she chews the scenery with abandon in the ring, dropping puns and Laughing Mad.
  • Last-Name Basis: Tends to call most characters by their last names. She gradually starts to call Judy and Jimmy by their first names as she warms up to them, and eventually Nick after her Character Development. It's apparently tied to her level of respect for the mammal in question.
  • Laughing Mad: La Mala Perra is well-known for her manic laughter. Carla herself, not so much.
  • Masked Luchador: Used to be a regular before going to the ZPD, and bears the ring name "La Mala Perra".
  • The Mole: She has been Reynard's spy on the inside from day one, though she is played more sympathetically than most examples. Her presence assured that the Count would always be one step ahead of the cops, as it was she who let Simon get away on Outback, monitored Nick in the Rainforest District so Reynard could better impersonate him, and stole documents from the ZPD to frame Nick, the discovery of which led to Nick’s suspension from duty.
  • My Life Flashed Before My Eyes: Well, it tried to anyway. Turns out that's a bit difficult when you're being tickled to death.
  • No Sense of Humor: Ironically, despite being a hyena. This is later explained by her tragic backstory, as she lost her sense of humor when her girlfriend Priscilla got crippled by Sandcat.
  • Not So Above It All: She's normally pretty gruff and standoffish, but has plenty of her own moments of silliness as well, especially in the ring or around Jack Savage.
  • Pungeon Master: As La Mala Perra, she drops quite a few in the ring. Ironic, considering this aspect of Nick usually annoys her otherwise.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one hell of one to Lucy Sang the moment she gets the chance, so savage that it single-handily ends the Belfry once Lucy's own audience starts mocking her over it.
  • Redemption Quest: After her fall from grace and being trapped in the Belfry, Carla spends most of the next arc trying desperately to escape and redeem herself to everyone. She ends up doing so quite a bit just in the process of escaping.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Red is her natural eye color, and while she isn't exactly evil, she is The Mole.
  • Restraining Bolt: She is fitted with a particularly humiliating example during her stay in the Belfry: a pair of "Hoot Boots" that Tickle Torture her into submission anytime she steps out of line. Or whenever Lucy feels like it.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Sure, she got her revenge on Sandcat Sanchez, but it came at the price of betraying and alienating her friends, almost losing her mate, and being imprisoned in the Belfry.
  • Smelly Feet Gag: Wearing those Hoot Boots for so long make her feet pretty rank when they finally come off, though the real gag is the fact that it's Harvey who complains about it.
  • Split Personality: She treats La Mala Perra as one, and for good reason, as Carla is gruff and stoic while La Mala Perra is a Large Ham Pungeon Master.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Despite her desire for revenge, Carla finds herself unable to kill Sanchez when she has the chance. Nor can she kill a savage Fangs even when her own life is being threatened. Lucy set up her first challenge partially just to prove this.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Her parents are murdered at a young age, her adoptive family struggles for years under the grip of the local crime lord, her life partner is crippled by said crime lord, she fails to pass her courses at the police academy to take revenge, desperately makes a Deal with the Devil to become The Mole, is constantly tormented by guilt over it, is exposed as a traitor in front of her friends and family, gets beaten to a pulp and kidnapped in order to save them, and her time in the Belfry is just one physical and psychological beating after another.
  • Walking Spoiler: It becomes increasingly difficult to talk about her without bringing up her status as The Mole.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: She is very strong, highly skilled, difficult to keep down, and extremely ticklish.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: She used to be a regular luchador before joining the ZPD, and once performs a German suplex on an adversary in the Rainforest District.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Says exactly this in Spanish as she buys time for Jimmy to escape the ring with Priscilla.



"I'm just your repressed subconscious speaking out to you in the form of an elaborate ventriloquism act. Or am I?"

A white Wallabeanie in a police uniform that Nick gifts to Jimmy after their adventures on Outback Island. It rarely leaves Jimmy’s side afterward, which has some unexpected consequences.

  • Ambiguous Situation: Is he just an elaborate ventriloquism act or actually somehow sentient? Word of God has gone on record that this is a question that will most likely never be answered.
  • Audience Participation: His name was decided through a reader vote. Ironically, the winning name wasn’t even intended to be a pun, but the authors liked it so much that they chose it anyway.
  • Brutally Honest: He has a habit of blurting out things that Jimmy is too nice or afraid to say, usually resulting in Jimmy hastily covering his mouth.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: His motive for killing all of the other officers in Drabble 13 was to spend more time with Jimmy, as he felt that everyone else was getting in the way.
  • Companion Cube: He was just a normal Wallabeanie before Jimmy started embuing him with a personality. Maybe.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally, even taking the piss out of his owner sometimes.
    Jimmy: I tell you, Wallace, I've heard of guys wanting to be chased by girls, but I don't think I'm seeing the appeal.
    Wallace: You'll get it when you're older.
    Jimmy: I'm 22.
    Wallace: And yet you're having this conversation with a stuffed animal.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Makes one in Drabble 15 to distract the Vixens while Jimmy escapes. Naturally, the whole thing is Played for Laughs and he turns up just fine later, albeit Covered in Kisses.
    I have seen things...
  • Killer Doll: Turns out to be the killer in Drabble 13. Thankfully, it was All Just a Dream.
  • Painting the Medium: All of his dialogue is written in italics, possibly to indicate that it isn't "real".
  • Punny Name: A portmanteau of “Wallabeanie” and “ice.”
  • Team Pet: One who probably isn't even alive, but don't tell Jimmy that.

    Chief Bogo
The Bull-Headed Buffalo

"I hate criminals, Wilde. The thought of someone getting away with something like this sickens me to the core. I won't stand for it."

The chief of Precinct 1. He serves to uphold the law to its highest degree, and as a result, has some "communication issues" with Nick throughout the story.

  • Big Good: As the head of the ZPD, especially once he steps up to the plate himself.
  • Brick Joke: Nick offers to let him punch his dad in the face if he joins up with them. A few chapters later, Bogo does just that, noting that it wasn't quite his face (he was wearing a diving helmet at the time) but close enough.
  • Da Chief: A baron of authority who gets on Nick's case for many of his more questionable actions.
  • Fast Ball Special: Gets into a habit of literally throwing his officers at problems after joining the team.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Becomes this in Chapter 24, replacing the missing Carla.
  • Hero Antagonist: Causes quite a lot of problems for Nick, including an eventual suspension, but all of his actions are motivated by a desire to uphold the law, even if they are a bit influenced by personal bias.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After putting Nick through hell for a good chunk of the story, he finally softens up on him once he hears about his decision to stick with the force in Chapter 21, even apologizing for his actions and admitting that he wasn't so different himself once.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: After a whole movie’s worth of doing little more than office work, Chapter 24 sees Chief Bogo finally taking initiative and getting into some physical action himself.
  • Not So Different: He eventually tells Nick that he was a lot like him once. Nick is not amused.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In-universe, several characters make note of just how well he fits into the role of "New Carla."
  • This Explains So Much: Bogo casually mentions that he was a professional football coach before joining the force. This is Nick's reaction.

Other Officers


The ZPD's front desk receptionist and radio dispatch. Likes: donuts. Dislikes: being yelled at for just doing his job.

  • Big Eater: Still has his love of donuts, and is rarely seen without them. .
  • Fat Comic Relief: He is typically only around to provide comedy or occasionally point other characters in the right direction.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In Drabble 13, he is impaled on Bogo's horns.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Even he steps up to help rescue Judy during the hostage situation. Not that he gets the chance to actually do anything, but A for effort.
  • The Load: Compared to the rest of the ZPD, Clawhauser isn't much good in a fight. Lampshaded when the heroes bust in to rescue the officers from a hostage situation and Nick notes that Bogo is blatantly saving Clawhauser for last. He takes enough pity on the feline to help him out immediately.


A wolf officer who is assigned to the Missing Prosecutor Case. He's a bit flighty, but his heart's in the right place.

  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Goes along with a pitiful excuse about his wife calling to get out of an awkward conversation with Judy. She's incredulous that he actually thought he could fool her ears.
  • Noble Wolves: A wolf officer who serves on the ZPD and is willing to have Nick's back when he needs it.
  • Shout-Out: Chapter 18 makes mention of him having a wife and Chapter 26 gives him the first name "Anthony." Both are subtle references to another Zootopia fic: In Darkness I Hide.
  • The Nose Knows: Along with Fangmeyer, he helps to sniff out Judy and Simon in Chapter 26.


A rhino officer who is partnered with Wolford on the Missing Prosecutor Case. More than makes up for his partner's lack of muscle mass.

  • Rhino Rampage: Downplayed. Aside from a brief allusion to charging rhinos in Chapter 3, he's fairly smart and not all that brutish. He almost seems like the brains compared to Wolford at times.
  • The Stoic: He's pretty gruff and straight to the point.
  • The Worf Effect: Is one of the most physically imposing officers, but is taken down by Simon offscreen just like all the rest.


Also known as Francine. A fellow female officer who forms a camaraderie with Judy because of it.

  • Honorable Elephant: Is a police officer, and a pretty genial one.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Puts together most of Mr. Big's murder before Judy even arrived on-scene. The one clue she really missed was a tiny splotch of blood on the carpet, and to be fair, Judy was a lot closer to the ground. To boot, elephants are notorious for having poor eyesight in real life.


A hippo officer who joins Trunkaby in investigating Mr. Big's murder. And that's pretty much it.

  • Butt-Monkey: Downplayed. He ends up on the receiving end of Fru-Fru's purse while trying to talk to her, even though it most likely didn't hurt him.
  • Gentle Giant: Despite his impressive size, he's a big softie and is completely subdued by an angry Fru Fru.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to the rest of the secondary officers, he serves no real purpose to the plot, and isn't even among Simon's hostages later on.


A wolf who takes on the Mystery Arsonist Case. Is happy to trade barbs with Nick, but isn't quite as good at it.

  • Noble Wolves: Naturally, as the other main wolf officer in the ZPD.
  • The Nose Knows: Joins Wolford in tracking down Judy and Simon in Chapter 26.
  • Sensory Overload: Being a wolf with a hypersensitive nose isn't such an asset when your target is a Smelly Skunk. He's reduced to stuffing napkins up his nostrils to block out the smell and steers clear of Nick after he gets skunked.


A tiger officer partnered with Fangmeyer. He also happens to be a former resident of New Mexicow, much like Carla.

  • Deus Exit Machina: He's a tiger police officer, and likely pretty tough because of it, but the Burger Alpha fire ends up putting him out of commission for the rest of the arc, so he's unable to help against the likes of Koslov or Felix.
  • Fanboy: Of Lucha Libre, and particularly certain wrestlers such as La Mala Perra. Carla, being La Mala Perra, is a bit uncomfortable.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In Drabble 13, he is impaled on Bogo's horns.
  • Interspecies Romance: Defied. He attempts to ask Carla out while they're both in the hospital, but is shot down mid-sentence due to her already being taken.


A polar bear officer who joins the foray into the Rainforest District, alongside Judy and Jimmy.


A pig officer who guards the detention center. Isn't particularly good at her job.

  • Butt-Monkey: Both of her scenes have Nick making a fool of her, though he didn't really intend to either time.
  • Epic Fail: Nick slips past her and into the visiting room with very little effort. She doesn't have the keys on her either, so she can't even follow when he locks her out.
    • And when Nick tries to send her a gift basket to make up for it? Turns out she's somehow allergic to oats, despite being a pig, yet ate the oat bars he sent her anyway, because she's a pig. Nick is appropriately baffled by this.
  • Get Out!: Eventually screams this at Nick the second time he tries to get past her.


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