|Film||Big Hero 6 (2014)|
|Family||Unnamed Father, Unnamed Mother|
|Friends||Hiro Hamada, Baymax, GoGo Tomago, Honey Lemon, Wasabi No-Ginger|
- "The name's Fred. School mascot by day, but by night... I am also school mascot."
Fred (better known under his superhero title Fredzilla) is one of the main characters from the 2014 Disney animated feature, Big Hero 6. He is based on the original Fredzilla from the Big Hero 6 Marvel comic.
Fred is a tall, shaggy, and scrawny young man, often seen wearing baggy clothing and is rather unkept. His traditional outfit consists of a pink T-shirt with a Japanese Kaiju monster imprint and white, long-sleeved undershirt, dark green, OD cargo shorts, and white sneakers with dark green laces. His superhero form is a battle suit, with the appearance of a traditional, Japanese, Kaiju monster. The beast mostly consists of the colors blue and orange, in addition to having black, spiky, claw-like nails, a tail with similar features, and three eyes (with the top notably acting as Fred's access to vision). The suit also allows him to breathe fire.
Unlike the rest of his friends, Fred lacks any high-caliber science or physical capabilities, instead playing as the "class clown" to the team's dynamic. It was implied by the creators of the film that Fred was meant as a test subject for the others, but it is unkown if this is true in the film's canon. It is also implied that all of the other character's outlandish names may not be their actual names, and that they were given to them by Fred as nicknames. He also acts as a mascot to the Sanfransokyo Institute of Technology.
He is shown to be a huge otaku and fanatic of all things heroic and monstrous (a trait that may have come from his father), keeping collectable memorabilia of every shape, size and print in his room. Because of this, his understanding of science is mildly esque, having asked his friends to use their scientific resources to give him super powers.
It is revealed that his family is incredibly rich, a fact that he neglected to tell his friends or even considered mentioning.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
While possessing no powers of his own, Fred does possess intuitive skills that the others may lack, using his knowledge of supervillains to narrow down the search to who the mysterious masked supervillain was (while wrong, still helped narrow down their search).
Because of his vast estate, extensive wealth and loyal butler, Fred is able to provide a base of operations and area for them to train and hone their new skills, making him a valuable asset to the team away from battle.
It is also shown that he has considerable skill in sign-spinning.
WeaponsEditFred weilds a fully-armed battle suit that was made for him by Hiro. Designed after his macot outfit, the suit appears to resemble a "kaiju", which a monster usually found in Japanese cinema. Equipped into the suit includes a flamethrower in the suit's maw, springed feet allowing him to jump incredible heights and heavy insulation, allowing him to take blunt force (from both attacks and falling great heights) without bodily harm. The suit may have also been made to reflect Fred's desire for superpowers (most notably, the ability to change into a monster at will).
Role in the CrossoverEdit
As a member of the Big Hero 6, his involvement in a world full of magic and action in the fandom is a welcomed one, especially in AUs that call for heroes saving the day (most notably Avengers AU). Because of Fred's similar personality traits, appearance traits, interest in "monsters" and delusions of wonder (as well as the exact same voice actor), fans like to believe that Fred may in-fact be a descendant of Tuffnut Thorston. Another theory is that Fred may be a descendant of Prince Hans also/instead, given his wealth and the presence of a sculpture of Hans in Fred's backyard (before Baymax destroyed it in a demonstration of his rocket fist).
Comparisons to the BooksEdit
Differences from the BookEditThe film took many liberties with the source material. In the original comics, Fred's power was being able to summon a Kaiju-shaped aura to be used in combat. While his ability in the film is substituted with the use of a monster suit, one of Fred's first ideas for a super power was the ability to turn into a Kaiju similar to that of his comic counterpart.
In the comic's version of the team, every one of the members were Japanese in ethnicity (or Ainu in Fred's case). In the film, Fred is a regular human being of Caucasian descent.
Physical Appearance, Personality, Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Nicknamed Fredzilla, it is revealed that he is Ainu in origin and spent time growing up on a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base in Japan. He joined the new Big Hero Six with other new member and Fred. Together they battle Brute, Gunsmith and Whiplash. Working together the battle Badgal.
Spider-Man rallies many of earth heroes including Big Hero 6 to help stop the construction of Doctor Octopus' satellites. Big Hero 6 found one of the facilities, discovered that it is guarded by Everwraith. Despite a tough battle, Big Hero 6 finally ended up victorious.