Mr. Big is the most powerful and infamous crime boss in Tundratown, and arguably in all of Zootopia. He runs the Tundratown Mob, and has amassed a considerable fortune over the years by organizing and overseeing many different illegal and subversive enterprises and schemes. He is greatly feared throughout Zootopia, even by the rest of the criminal underworld of the city. Despite his small size, he commands unequaled respect from all who either speak of him, or come into contact with him or his henchmen...those of the type you would expect to see in the Italian Mafia in our world: made men (or "wiseguys") and consiglieri. He also has many lesser employees working for him, such as his limousine driver, Mr. Manchas, who fell prey to the strange night howler epidemic plaguing Zootopia's predatory mammal citizens.
Most of Mr. Big's henchmen (the made men) are polar bears...effective muscle to handle his dirty work. Guys like Raymond and Kevin, as well as his bodyguard and right-hand man--an especially large and intimidating polar bear by the name of Koslov. His daughter, Fru Fru, lives with him in his palatial estate, and seems to hold great sway over him (she's daddy's little girl after all). From time to time, she can even convince him to rethink his decisions (as when he was ready to dump Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde into Tundratown's fast-flowing, ice-choked river, which passes directly under his estate). He also has a fleet of luxurious limousines in his service, and very likely has managed to bribe some government officials and police officers into either doing his bidding or into "looking the other way" whenever he and/or his henchmen act.
Mr. Big likes to think very big. He can afford to. And he makes a big impression in spite of his small size. His favorite method of dispatching enemies, and those who annoy or offend him, is to have them dumped, by his henchmen, through a trapdoor in the floor of his study, into the aforementioned icy river, with the command "ice 'em" (or "him"/"her", etc.).
While supremely overconfident and vain, Mr. Big can also be very easily angered or offended (or both simultaneously), and anyone who does so is playing a very dangerous game, gambling with their very lives. Nick Wilde himself took such a dangerous risk when he sold Mr. Big a rug for his study, which Nick described to Judy as having been "made from a skunk's butt". This made Nick a marked target.
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Full Name: Mr. Big (alias in the criminal underworld; real name unknown)
Species: Arctic Shrew
Appearance: Slightly aged appearance. Heavy black eyebrows (meticulously-groomed) almost fully concealing his eyes; light gray fur (and a tuft of black fur on the top of his head, swept back with hair gel). Large pink nose and slightly-protruding teeth. Wears an expensive, tailored black suit, black patterned silk vest, black silk bow tie, white tuxedo shirt and white spats. Also wears a gold ring, set with an emerald, on his right pinky finger, and a red boutonnière on left lapel of his suit jacket.
Personality: Megalomaniac; vain and supremely overconfident. Practically fearless. Speaks with a raspy voice, and in a very deliberate and calculating manner. Can be merciless and cruel, but also has a tendency to show wisdom and cunning, and has a keen eye for business. Absolutely smitten with his daughter, whom he is very protective of. While he is a criminal overlord, he also has a sense of honor and dignity, and will honor contracts made with him, and spare the lives of those who have done him great honor or service, especially at great personal risk and sacrifice. Lives by a strict organized criminal code, and demands that all who serve him do likewise. Also has strong family attachments and respect for his parents. A picture of his deceased mother hangs in his study, over a fireplace mantle, flanked by two candles in decorative glasses.
Favorite Quotes: "Ice 'em!"
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