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You might be intelligent, little one, but not as much as I am. That's why they call me Big Boss.
~ Big Boss

Bibou "Big Boss" (formerly known as Big D in A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise) is the main antagonist of Sammy & Co and one of its prequel films A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise. He is a tyrannical seahorse who bends on trying to conquer the reef village in order to regain his status as a "leader" and get his revenge on Sammy after he was previously the tyrannical leader of all the sealife in "the Tank", the largest aquarium in the world.

He is originally voiced by Carlos Alazraqui in the film, while he is voiced by Matthew Géczy in the Sammy & Co series who also voiced his mother Lucille.

Biography

A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise

Sammy and Ray are taken to an aquarium with Lulu, a lobster with dissociative identity disorder and Jimbo a bug-eyed blobfish. Escape plans are run and tried by the leading seahorse Big D, one of then "escape plan" involving two small manta rays going into a dolphin's mouth so they can escape. It almost works until the two are devoured by two barracudas. Ella and Ricky set out with Annabel and Margaret, the pink octopus mother and daughter in order to rescue their grandfathers from D's oppresive reign. getting chased by the barracudas when they get there. After much communication trouble, Ella and Ricky interpret from Sammy that in order to escape the aquarium several squids have yo expel ink into the ventilation system, while all the aquarium inhabitants play dead. Before initiating the escape plan, Sammy and Ray get the tyrannical Big D into a fishbowl. The reluctant aquarium manager opens the emergency doors allowing all sea creatures out to freedom.

Sammy & Co

Around seven years after the events of the film, Sammy, Ray and their clan have set up home at a coral reef village in a few miles away from Dubai since there're dangers and predators everywhere in the big ocean and they found the village to be a safe place to live. Also around that time, Big Boss somehow escape from his fishbowl and he reunites with Marco, Philippe, and Jax. Together, the four found themselves a home at an abandon shipwreck that is located on the outskirts of the reef village. Throughout the series, Big Boss have been seeking his revenge on Sammy by trying to conquer the reef and "dethrone" him as the leader of the village. Many episodes would have him come up with various schemes to take over the village and he would sometimes successfully did, though he and his henchmen would always get defeated by Ricky, Ella, Pipo, and Annabel all outsmarting them. Also during the events of the series, Big Boss and his associates are allied with the Rockfish, a gang of three school bullies that consists of Glitz, Crudd, and Babbles whom they all admire Big Boss and they would often give him ideas to help him conquer the reef village.

Personality

Big D is cold, cunning, determined, megalomaniac, pretentious, and above all tyrannical. He is a selfish tyrant who rules the Tank with an iron fist with propaganda about himself attempting to rescue the other marine life from the Tank through his so-called "escape plan". In fact, he holds no regard for other lives and has no honor in him, as shown when he is doing one of his demonstrations of his "escape plan" involving two small manta rays going into a dolphin's mouth so they can escape. It almost works until the two are devoured by two barracudas, which Big D shows no remorse and makes an excuse that they got out of the Tank, thus proving himself as the monster he truly is.

He also loses his anger easily, as shown when things don't go his way, he subjects other to extreme punishments. This is shown when he trapped his cousin, Tremaine, in an ice cube for a petty excuse about the latter talking about him being no better in the past than he is in the present, instead of feeling remorse for his actions. Much of the sealife in the Tank is afraid of him, even his moray eel henchmen, Marco and Philippe.

Big D also has a habit of keeping all the sealife in the Tank under his control, whether being a despot or an anarchist. If one doesn't work, he will try the other. This is shown as during the majority of the movie, he ruled over all of the marine life by keeping them under his orders, but during the climax, he claimed, "Let it be chaos!" This shows that Big D will use either law or chaos to keep everyone under his tyranny.

It is later revealed that he doesn't truly want to leave the Tank, which shows that he enjoys being an evil tyrant who does horrific things, which also makes him a sadist. After he is shunned by the other marine life so they can escape the Tank with Sammy's help, two hogfish (Manuel and Consuelo) decide to keep living in the Tank as they actually enjoy it, showing that if not for Big D's tyranny, the Tank would be a safe haven for marine life to live. In the end of the movie, he is later trapped in a fishbowl, thus getting what he deserves. If this hadn't happened to him, he would probably have become a tyrant in the Tank once again for new years of sealife in the Tank to come.

Seven years after the event of the film, Big Boss's current goal is to conquer the reef village and overthrow Sammy to regain his status as a "leader" as well as getting his revenge on the sea turtle after the latter freed all the inhabitants from "the Tank" who have all now live in the reef village with Sammy. Despite his small stature, he is greatly feared by the villagers because of his tyrannical nature as well as his actions when they all used to live with him in the Tank.

However because of his selfishness, he has a very sensitive ego when someone offends his pride. This is seen in the episode "Big Boss the Hero" when after he had a nightmare of being unable to take over the reef village, he loses faith in his strength and he nearly give up wanting to achieve his goal.

Quotes

A Turtle's Tale 2

Keep up the good work.
~ Big D to his crab slaves.
Ice him!
~ Big D ordering Marco and Philippe to throw Tremaine into the frozen exhibit in the Tank as a form of torture.
Let it be chaos!
~ Big D during the climax.
I don't want to leave.
~ Big D, admitting he doesn't truly want to leave the Tank to remain a selfish tyrant.
Let me out of here!
~ Big D's last words, demanding that he be released from the fishbowl he's trapped in.

Season 1

That's right! Try all you like, Sammy, 'cause by tonight, I'll be the new village chief.
~ Big Boss when one of his plans is working
Perfect! Everything's going as planned. It's time now to move on to phase two of my ingenious plan.
~ Big Boss when his "clairvoyant" scheme is working.
Who cares about predators when there are tourists? Get ready for the most terrible invasion ever, Sammy.
~ Big Boss when he realizes that he could manipulate a group of tourists into thinking that the reef village is the best "vacation spot" for them.
Ohh... all right. I'll go and save your Sammy. But not for free. In exchange, I want to be named chief of the reef. It's the least you can do. And anyway, you couldn't do it without me.
~ Big Boss telling Ray and the kids that he'll help them rescue Sammy when he got trap in the crack of the bottomless hole, in exchange for a position as the chief of the reef.
Big? I don't know about that. But bad? That's for sure.
~ Big Boss when he's being asked about his size by Marius.
"My plan was ingenious!" Why in the world am I surrounded by such incompetence? Why?
~ Big Boss after one of his schemes fail due to Marco and Philippe's incompetence
You guys are such numbskulls. You managed to ruin a perfect plan. [...] That goes for you, too, Jax! If you all of you weren't such dingbats, I would've been the head of the reef a long time ago. If only you were like me, intelligent, clever. Unfortunately, there's only one Big Boss in this world.
~ Big Boss after another one of his schemes fail due to his henchmen's incompetence
You might be intelligent, little one, but not as much as I am. That's why they call me Big Boss.
~ Big Boss after he manipulated Ella
More beautiful than my shipwreck? No, we're staying right here until we gain control over the reef and kick the turtles out. One day, I'll be their leader, you hear me?
~ Big Boss revealing to Marco and Philippe that he don't want to give up on trying to take over the reef.
During that silly birthday ceremony, nobody will be paying any attention to the reef. On the scorp-fish's signal, we sneak inside and take possession of it once and for all.
~ Big Boss when he and his henchmen are about to conquer the reef on Ricky's and Ella's birthday.

Trivia

  • Big Boss is one of the few characters to have their name changed for the Sammy & Co series. He was originally called Big D in A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise.
    • The "D" in his original title might have stand for "dictator", as he uses his propaganda to continue his dictatorship over the sea life in the Tank in the film. However, it's possible that his name is changed to Big Boss because the "D" in his original title can be view as an innuendo and the spin-off series is aimed for a younger audience.
  • Sammy & Co takes place seven years after the events of the second film since Ricky and Ella both turned 8 at the last episode of its first season. Because of it, it's unknown how Big Boss manage to escape from the fishbowl at the end of the second film and reunite with his henchmen during the seven-year time skip.
  • Big Boss's real name was first revealed in the episode "Big Mama", the same episode where Lucille appears. It's also revealed that he inherited his tyrannical nature and manipulation from his mother.
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