Edward "Eddie" Plant is one of the main characters and a minor antagonist-turned-anti-hero in the 2015 Sony comedy and action film Pixels.
He was portrayed by Peter Dinklage, who also played Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Captain Gutt in 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky's Ice Age: Continental Drift, Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, and Simon Bar Sinister in the 2007 adaptation of Underdog.
As a kid, he beat Sam Brenner in a Donkey Kong tournament by cheating (he had cheat codes written on the inside of his glasses) and was wrongfully crowned Donkey Kong champion of the world due to him being a cheater.
Years later, when Earth was under attack from aliens mimicking 80's arcade games, Eddie was recruited to help fight them. He was in jail for fraud and promised to help under the condition that he receive a private island, a threesome with Serena Williams and Martha Stewart, and never have to pay taxes again. When the team fought a giant Pac-Man rampaging through New York, Eddie used his cheat codes again, resulting in the aliens launching a full-scale invasion as retribution.
After the aliens were defeated, Eddie apologized to Sam for cheating and acknowledged him as the Donkey Kong champion of the world.
- Eddie Plant is based on the world renowned videogame highscore champion Billy Mitchell, who became known due his record for playing a perfect game of Pac-Man. Ironically, Eddie cheated to achieve his scores in Donkey Kong, and in 2018, three years after the release of Pixels, Mitchell had his records removed after it was discovered he cheated to achieve his Donkey Kong score.
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