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Bring him to me! We get him, we get Snow Mountain
~ Linnux ordering his men to capture Bodi.

Linnux is the main antagonist in the 2016 Chinese-American computer-animated comedy film Rock Dog. He is the CEO of Linnux Industries and Khampa's arch-nemesis.

He was voiced by Yu Qian in Chinese and Lewis Black (who also played Mr. E in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) and Jason Simpson in English.

Personality

Linnux is a morose and demanding alpha wolf who wants his orders to be executed with success and is quick to punish those who fail him. He is quick to anger, as he gets mad over a little problem such as a red phone with an unmatched black cord.

He is shown to have a sadistic side, as shown when he finds pleasure in the suffering and pain of others. He also enjoys seeing Khampa and Fleetwood unable to escape, and sending the crocodile fighter to battle The Grizz, which is known to leave fighters on deplorable conditions and to "never be seen again".

Biography

Past

Not much is known about Linnux's origins, he has a mother who seems to be as violent as he is, and he has been leading the dog pack for years.

He attacked Snow Mountain years ago and was quickly defeated by Khampa with the power of the Deadly Mastiff Paw, and this further fueled Khampa's need to protect the village by building the sheep army with fake dog costumes which have proven to be working, as Linnux and the rest of the wolf pack think they are actual soldiers and therefore do not invade Snow Mountain but that doesn't stop Linnux from coming up with plans to do so.

Rock Dog

After Bodi leaves Snow Mountain, he quickly orders agents Riff and Skozz to trace him down and kidnap him, in order to get all the information they need to successfully raid Khampa's army and get the sheep.

Riff and Skozz are not as efficient as he would want them to be, as they fail twice to capture Bodi, by getting hurt the first try and capturing Angus Scattergood the second time by mistake.

However, Riff proves to be successful, as the whole dog pack fails to aim correctly at Bodi when confronting him at Rock 'n' Roll Park, but only his dart hitting him. Skozz's dart gun malfunctions, until it fires a single dart upward, only to come down and hit Riff, knocking him unconscious.

After succeeding at kidnapping Bodi, Linnux begin questioning him, and thanks to the sleeping serum, Bodi reveals that the army dogs are actually sheep. Looking at the photos that Linnux keeps on a wall on his office, he finds out that all the other soldiers, except Khampa, are sheep in costume.

Bodi in a desperate attempt to prevent them to get to Snow Mountain, tries to reason with Linnux, but fails. Instead, Linnux sends him to the Fight Palace to battle The Grizz, an enormous bear that works at the boxing stadium that Linnux owns, in order to get rid of Bodi.

At Snow Mountain, he quickly disarms Khampa by tying him up, he does not notice that Carl is running away to alert the village, but again, the sheep fail to find a good hiding spot and are found. Linnux ties both Khampa and Fleetwood Yak onto chairs, so they can watch the sheep being cooked. However, the barbecue is cut short, as Bodi interrupts and is chased by the other dogs.

Bodi's attack proves useful, as he quickly disarms the wolves and manages to put everyone into a soothing state, minus Linnux, who is defeated by Khampa.

His whereabouts after Khampa's attack are unknown, but the rest of the dogs seem to have become peaceful and friendly, leaving him without his henchmen.

Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park

Linnux comes back as a music producer under the disguise a hip sheep named Lang. After Bodi unleashed "Blue Energy" at the near end of the first movie, it awoke Linnux's love for music. It's then shown that in the past, he loved to sing but since his skills weren't very good at that time, the audience booed him, causing him to swear that he is going to show everyone by becoming the biggest baddest wolf the city has ever seen, he also plans to control the music industry so that he can own it since he thinks he can't make music.

He has also hired back Riff and Skozz as "undercover cops" whose job is to make the music performers in Rock N' Roll Park to believe that the park is being shut down. Trey has also been hired by Linnux to announce that the performers need to leave the area in order for the construction workers to destroy the park so that he can later come back out as Lang to "save" the park from being destroyed, making Lang a hero in others' eyes.

Linnux has also hired a wolf scientist to make a machine that can transfer ones power onto another which is the machine he will later use to trick Bodi into stepping into it. Linnux starts his plan by inviting Bodi to the city to join a famous pop star named Lil' Fox to perform the opening of her shows as Lang, Bodi accepts the offer and was transported to the city by Lang's helicopter, afterwards Bodi starts to only chase fame and recognition, and starting to forget his friends and his passion for music. After Linnux has tricked Bodi and gotten his power, Linnux immediately throws Bodi out and cause him stray in the streets.

After getting Bodi's power, he heads over to the Rock N' Roll park to attend his beneficial concert, while he is attending the concert, he hypnotize everyone using his new-found power in the park including Bodi's bandmates, Darma and Germur. After Bodi has defeated Linnux using the power of his passion in music, and the care he has for his bandmates and friends, Linnux is blasted off the into the sky, like in the first movie, until he is not able to be seen anymore.

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Rock Dog

Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park

Trivia

  • Linnux's voice actor in the movie, Lewis Black is the same actor who also voiced Anger in Disney/Pixar's 2015 film Inside Out.
  • His name could be a play on linux, a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.
  • In order to make Linnux intimidating and stand out from the other dogs, his face was shaped more like a shark.
  • He is similar to Carface Carruthers from Don Bluth's All Dogs Go to Heaven.
  • He shows some similarities with Shredder from the 1987 incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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