|“||If you thought the challenges so far were tough, wait until you see my outlook for Q4 of the game!||„|
|~ Capital B|
Capital B is the main antagonist of the 2017 videogame Yooka-Laylee. He will also be returning as the main antagonist of the 2019 sequel, Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair, where he sports a new outfit.
He is an evil and wealthy humanoid bee who runs Hivory Towers; his place of business and corporal lair. Aided by his associate Dr. Quack, Capital B uses a machine called the Noveliser 64 to steal all the world's books and create a monopoly over the entire book industry.
He also acquires the omnipotent One Book, which has the power to rewrite the universe. However, the One Book is missing many of its Pagies. So Capital B orders his minions to retrieve them and stop Yooka and Laylee from getting them instead. Throughout the game, he continuously taunts the duo.
After Capital B is defeated by the game's protagonists Yooka and Laylee, it is revealed that he answers to a mysterious organization called V.I.L.E. who also serve as Hivory Towers' board of directors. But before the heroes could find out more, a sentinel cannon named Blasto shoots a projectile at Capital B and Dr. Quack, launching the pair into an open book that closes and imprisons them both inside it.
In the sequel Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair, Capital B returns. He has used a device called the Hive Mind (Likely once again built by Dr. Quack) to take over a kingdom of bees known as the Royal Stingdom. Queen Phoebee has tasked Yooka and Laylee to thwart him. Alongside his Hive Mind, he has also built a new lair that, as the game's title suggests, he claims is impossible to beat. The player will have the option to tackle the Lair just about whenever they want.
- While Capital B. is the obvious spiritual successor to Gruntilda, his bulky, overweight appearance and bloodshot eye may also hint at a bit of inspiration from King K. Rool.
- Capital B. and his company may very likely one big jab at Rare, how it has fallen from grace thanks to Microsoft and how the Playtonic dev team were treated when still working with them. This is evidenced by one of Capital B's taunts offering the duo a microtransaction, Capital B. paying Dr. Quack barely above minimum wage and a hexagonal honeycomb, a symbol of life in Banjo-Kazooie, now being a sign of evil.