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Hopper
Hopper
Background information
Movies A Bug's Life
Short Films Unknown
Television Programs Unknown


Video Games A Bug's Life
Voice Kevin Spacey

Andrew Stanton (It's Tough to Be a Bug! and in the video game)

Jim Meskimen (occasionally)

Portrayed by Unknown
Character information
Other names Hoppy


Personality Cunning, evil, vicious, brutal, selfish, greedy, sadistic, violent, cruel, cold hearted, intimidating, strict, sarcastic, serious, pompous, arrogant, abusive, hot-tempered, aggressive, ruthless, murderous
Goal To keep the ants under his control (failed)
Allies Molt, Thumper, Axel and Loco, the other grasshoppers
Enemies Any ant in the colony, Flik, Princess Atta, Dot, The Queen, Circus Bugs, P.T. Flea, the Bird, guests at Disney Parks
Likes Food, power, his hideout, bullying ants calling Atta Princess
Dislikes Birds, Molt's annoyance, Flik, opposition
Quotes "Are you saying I'm stupid? Do I look stupid to you?"

"Now let me tell you how things are supposed to work. The sun grows the food. The ants pick the food. The grasshoppers eat the food..."

(to Molt) "I swear, if I hadn't promised Mother, on her deathbed, that I wouldn't kill you, I would kill you!" "Let's ride!"

(To the ants) "You are mindless, soil-shoving losers put on this earth to serve US!"


Ants are not meant to serve grasshoppers!

Flik contrading Hopper

Hopper is the main antagonist in Disney/Pixar's 1998 film A Bug's Life. He was voiced by Kevin Spacey.

Personality Edit

Ruthless, sadistic and violent, but also cunning, Hopper thinks nothing of killing ants, whom he considers lower than dirt, and his manner of speaking to Princess Atta is reminiscent of an abusive boyfriend mocking his terrified girlfriend. He also beats up his own gang members, and even kills two of them to keep control of his gang. He dislikes being thought of as weak in any way.

Hopper is also briefly depicted as a very anxious character. Indeed, during the Mexican bar scene, he expresses his gang the necessity of getting respect and obedience from the ants because they are far more numerous than them. He explains an only rebel ant is enough to cause entire colony's mutiny (which, ironically, will take place at the end of the movie). It should reveal a huge fear toward ants, hidden by his ruthless and dictatorial manners toward ants and even his own troops.

In any case, Hopper sees mercy and compassion as weaknesses, and relies mostly on fear to maintain control over both his own gang and the ants.

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