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IT'S JUST, BORIS!
~ Boris's famous catchphrase as he's being called "Boris the Animal".
Let's agree to disagree.
~ Boris's most famous quote.
Go ahead....... arrest me.
~ Boris's last words as he reveals his true form.

Boris, known alternatively by the epithet "The Animal", was the main antagonist of the 2012 sci-fi action film Men in Black III. Boris is an intergalactic criminal and the last known member of the Boglodite race, as well as their presumed leader. He was apprehended by Agent K at Cape Canaveral in Florida on the 16th of July 1969. He is cruel, sadistic, and treacherous, and the pitch of his voice changes constantly through the movie. He wants to deactivate the Arcnet Shield to allow his fellow Boglodites perform an invasion and feed on Planet Earth.

He was portrayed by the legendary actor, Jemaine Clement, who also played Nigel from the Rio series, Fleshlumpeater in The BFG, and Tamatoa from Moana.

Personality

Boris the Animal has a fearsome reputation of being brutal, cunning, sadistic, loathsome, and traitorous, so much that he was locked up at LunarMax on the moon and chained like an animal. Completely antagonistic, obsessed, and vengeful, Boris is a preposterous sociopath with very little concern of human or alien life. He would murder anyone who got in his way or just for the sadistic entertainment, even if they were people who had helped him in the past such as a fellow LunarMax prisoner named Obadiah Price, and his girlfriend who had helped him escape. The only thing that Boris cares about is his henchman the Weasel who he treats like a pet.

Boris has an aggressive sense of humor when he had just arrived at Coney Island. He threatened to rip off a man's hand if he touched his bike. Boris can be highly arrogant at times and despises being called by his nickname, if someone would do so he would angrily correct them. While he is incredibly violent and heartless, he is quite intelligent and manipulative at times and has a total understanding of paradoxes. He realized that if he murdered K, the Boglodite race would survive and destroy the Earth. Boris is notoriously known for holding grudges and wanted revenge on K for removing his arm despite that it was 43 years ago.

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Origins

1969 Boris

Boris in 1969.

On July 15, 1969, Boris killed Roman the Fabulist whilst searching for the ArcNet Shield at Coney Island, according to the MiB Archives. Later, at Cape Canaveral where Agent K placed the ArcNet Shield on the Apollo 11 rocket, Boris attempted to stop K from doing so, only to have his arm blown off and sent to prison. K regretted not killing him for many years following the incident. The establishment of this shield around Earth prevented the Boglodites from entering, parasites that strip a planet of its resources, thereby leading to their extinction. This only fortified Boris's grudge against Agent K. However, his pet henchman, the Weasel, somewhat escapes from being caught and remained hidden for the next 40 years.

Men in Black III

After 43 years of being imprisoned at the LunarMax Prison, Boris escapes from the prison made for him with the help of his girlfriend, Lilly, who came with the Weasel so that it could free Boris by shooting the cuffs, as they walk through the prison exclusively made for him, the guardians in the prison all go and try to prevent Boris from escaping, he manages to defeat them all by creating a hole outside of the building that sucks them in, Lilly gets caught by the black hole, she begs for Boris to save her, but he kills her instead. With the deed done, Boris goes and attempts to kill K. After an encounter with both Agent K and J at the roof of a Chinese restaurant, Boris instead gets the idea to kill K by traveling back to the year 1969 to stop him from making his race go extinct and shooting off his arm. Boris talks to his past self, and tells him what to do in order to avoid being set in the prison, but being the feral that he was, he had a hard time even talking to himself, and at one time started growling at each other in a somewhat comical scene.

The younger Boris manages to track down Griffin, the rightful possessor of the ArcNet Shield, but in a brief encounter with the young K and J, they manage to rescue Griffin and Boris escapes. However, both the young K and J need to install the ArcNet in the Apollo 11 at Cape Canaveral (with the help of an Army Colonel named James Darrell Edwards II, who happens to be J's father) before it blasts off into space. The two Borises, along with their Weasels, then follow the agents to Cape Canaveral, where the elder Boris fights J while the younger Boris tries to stop the younger K from installing the ArcNet into the rocket. Just as the elder Boris attempts to kill the young K, J calls him by his nickname, thus causing him to get distracted and annoyed as he fires his spikes against agent J.

J is then pelted with three-four spikes before pushing himself and the elder Boris off the launch tower. Eventually, J time-travels himself back to where he faces off the elder Boris, however this time he remember where the spikes hits him and uses this to dodge the spikes instead, much to the elder Boris's shock. This allows J to punch off the elder Boris off the tower. Around the same time, the younger Boris's left arm is still destroyed by K when he uses one of the fueling hoses containing liquid nitrogen to freeze his arm and shatters it by shooting it. Following the successful installment of the ArcNet, the agents escape from the tower as Apollo 11 begins to lift off, and the elder Boris and the Weasel are both incinerated by the engine exhaust from the Saturn 5 lift vehicle. As the younger K reunites with Colonel Edwards, the younger Boris arrives, having escaped the tower, and launches a spike on K, only for the Colonel to receive it himself, an act witnessed by J (who was shocked).

Following the Colonel's death, the young K holds the younger Boris at gunpoint, and Boris, revealing his true form, attempts to goad K into arresting him, so that he can start the cycle again. However, the young K refuses to do so, and instead shoots the younger Boris, killing him and the Weasel for good. This erases their older selves from history, also avenging the deaths of the humans and the aliens they had killed. With Boris and the Weasel finally dead, the parasitic Boglodites starve themselves into extinction over the next 40 years, as they can't survive without feeding off resources from a planet.

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Trivia

  • Boris's goals are similar to those of Edgar the Bug and Serleena, but out of three, he would succeed in alternate future in spite of this future ultimately averted.
  • Future Boris hates being called Boris the Animal which also proves to be his greatest weakness that caused him to be killed by the flames of the rocket's launch.
  • Alongside Alpha and Vangus, Boris is one of the few MIB villains to be Pure Evil because of his murderous and sadistic behavior, as he was willing to take down countless targets (including his own girlfriend Lily) to ensure that his species will drain Earth of its energies in order to survive, even killing J's father out of spite against K for foiling his plans.
  • Boris the Animal is similar to the Terminator because they both went back in time for killing a hero's younger self to ensure the post-apocalyptic future where their kind oppressed humanity that forced the protagonist to went back in time to stop them.

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Men in Black: Edgar the Bug
Men in Black II: Serleena | Kylothians | Scrad & Charlie | Jarra | Dog Poop | Corn Face | Pineal Eye | Mosh Tendrils | Flesh Balls | Jeff | Creepy
Men in Black III: Boris the Animal | Boglodites | Weasel | Lilly

Television
Alpha | Edwin the Bug | Dak Jeebs | Drekk | Vangus | Fmecks

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