|“||Oh, I love pie.||„|
|~ Grubber's most famous line.|
Grubber is a supporting antagonist in the 2017 animated film, My Little Pony: the Movie. He is a pug-faced hedgehog and also the former henchman of the Storm King. He along with Tempest Shadow helped the Storm King invade the entire land of Equestria and have Twilight Sparkle and other Princess' captured to use their magic to make Storm King more powerful.
He is voiced by Michael Peña, in his first villain role.
Role in the Film
When first introduced, Grubber steps off one of the Storm King's ships as they land in Canterlot, and he announces the coming of the Storm King and introduces Tempest.
Chasing Twilight and her friends
Grubber assited Tempest to capture Twilight after she and her friends escaped. After capturing Twilight, they returned to Canterlot, where The Storm King arrives. Grubber greets the king before running off in fear.
While snacking on some of the food, Grubber sees the Trojan cake being pulled by Twilight's friends, with Capper instructing orders and some of the new friends hidden inside. When he takes a taste of the cake, Grubber sees the eye of one of Celaeno's crew. He was pulled right in after he called out to the guards, causing a battle. After the gang bursted out of the cake, Grubber was last seen sitting down with his hair sticking out covered with icing.
Grubber's faith remained unclear, but in one of the movie's books The Great Princess Caper, he tried to fight but to no avail and decides to hide. After The Storm King's supposed death and everyone celebrating, Grubber found him completely ignored and decides to leave. Before he could, however, Tempest, finally redeemed and accepting friendship again, runs up to him and make amends with him by giving him a cupcake with the word sidekick, which puzzles him, reminding her that he didn't help, only for Tempest to reply that she was doing something evil and he wasn't good at being evil. Tempest explains that while Grubber failed to be evil, powerful, mean, and scary, he still proved to be generous, loyal and laughable and she wants him to be her friend. Grubber happily accepts and join the festival. In the credits, he is seen playing karaoke and pinnate with Tempest, pulling up the pinnate shape of Storm King when Tempest was trying to wack it blind fold, only for her to take it off and blast it with her magic. He is also seen dancing with the rest of new characters and Twilight's friends.
Grubber is portrayed as being a wisecracking and cunning but is actually a bumbling henchman who will eat and crack jokes.
Grubber is a hedgehog with a black color and white streak hair. He wears a black vest with a symbol of The Storm King’s kingdom. In the credits, his symboled vest now has a cupcake. His hair was also dyed pink in the credits when he was singing with the sound box and playing penata with Tempest. In the cast and character credits, it was reverted back to full white.
Grubber recieved negative reception from critics and the fandom. Though Michael Peña's performance was praised, the character himself was criticized for being a clichéd sidekick, and being unfunny and annoying. Many would even go on to say that Grubber served no purpose in the story and should of been cut out of the movie
However, Grubber did recieved some praise from fans, and his role as the main protagonist in the picture book called The Great Princess Caper was considered his best appearence.
|“||Ponieth of Equethtria, we come on behalf of the fearsome, the powerful, the almighty...Thtorm King!||„|
|~ Grubber's first lines|
|“||And now, to deliver the evil, evil methage, put your hooveth together for Commander Tempeeeetht!||„|
|~ Grubber introducing Temp est Shadow|
|“||Well, uh, funny thtory. It kinda theemth like she... she might've like, you know, got away... a little bit. I know you're dithappointed, but I got one word for you: "thpongecake"||„|
|~ Grubber reporting Twilight and her friends' escape before being zapped by Tempest|
|“||Ohhhh, fish-man juth got dropped!||„|
|~ Grubber after Tempest beats up a fish creature.|
|“||There'th no ponieth. But I found thith. It'th a... kind of a cupcake... with thprinkleth... Oh, yeah, and I found thith, too.||„|
|~ Grubber revealing the map to Tempest.|
|“||Mmm! That's some, like, gourmet ithing! Who putth eyeballth in filling? [hyperventilates] Guards!||„|
|~ Grubber's last line before being sedated by one of Twilight's after he called out to the guards.|
- Grubber was the only new character in the movie who doesn't have a background.
|My Little Pony Villains|
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