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Grubber
Grubber ID
Kind Pug-faced hedgehog
Sex Male
Occupation Henchman
More info
Nicknames Mort
Voice Michael Peña (English)
Davide Garbolino (Italian)
Szymon Roszak (Polish)
Alex Minei (Brazilian Portuguese)
Ján Tréger (Slovak)

Grubber is a male pug-faced hedgehog who appears as a supporting antagonist in My Little Pony The Movie.

Development and design

Angela An, the concept designer for Grubber, reveals in The Art of My Little Pony The Movie that she based the design of Grubber on her dog, which she described was in her "terrible twos" phase at the time.

Depiction in film

"Tempest's hilarious bumbling sidekick"[1]

Other depictions

IDW comics

Grubber appears in My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel Issue #1 as a menial worker aboard the flagship of the Storm King's armada. After being betrayed by his second-in-command Strife, the Storm King appoints the position to Grubber, deeming him too cowardly to double-cross him.

Storybooks

Friends and Foes.​[​specify​]​

Chapter books

Illustrated picture books

Grubber is the central focus of the picture book The Great Princess Caper, which retells the plot of the film from his perspective. In the book, Grubber tries to be as "powerful, mean, and scary" as the rest of the Storm Guards in order to be respected. When Tempest Shadow is recruited into the Storm King's army, Grubber immediately idolizes her for possessing those very qualities despite being almost as small as himself. He constantly pesters Tempest to let him be her sidekick. Tempest begrudgingly allows him to help her capture the princesses of Equestria, but warns him to leave her alone forever if he fails.

After Twilight Sparkle and her friends escape Canterlot, Grubber is treated more and more coldly with each mistake he makes, and his attempts at cheering Tempest up are rejected. During Twilight's capture and after the Storm King's eventual defeat, Grubber finds himself completely ignored. However, before he leaves, a kinder Tempest offers him a "sidekick" cupcake and says while he failed at being an evil sidekick, he has proven himself a generous and loyal friend who can make others laugh. Grubber happily accepts Tempest's friendship, and they depart Canterlot together.

Hasbro.com description

Grubber is a small hedgehog soldier who serves as the assistant to the nefarious Storm King. Quick thinker, he’s prompt with jokes and battle-strategies, but he’d rather be relaxing in the sunshine with some tasty treats. At his core, Grubber is just a good guy put in a bad situation.[2]

My Little Pony Friendship Club description

Grubber, a pug-faced hedgehog soldier, hails from a tribe of hardened warriors. Unfortunately for Grubber, he lacks the size of his kinsmen. But that doesn't stop him from talking tough and rough like the others. He's earned his place of honor as the assistant to the nefarious Storm King through his wise-cracking and cunning. Though he’s quick with joke and a battle-strategy, he’d probably be much happier just relaxing in the sunshine with some tasty treats. At his core, Grubber is just a good guy put in a bad situation.[3]

The Art of My Little Pony The Movie description

GRUBBER, a pug-faced hedgehog soldier, hails from a tribe of hardened warriors. Unfortunately for Grubber, he lacks the size of his kinsmen. But that doesn't stop him from talking tough like the others. He's earned his place of honor as the assistant to the nefarious Storm King through his wisecracking and cunning. Though he’s equally quick with a joke or a battle strategy, he’d probably be much happier just relaxing in the sunshine with some tasty treats. At his core, Grubber is a good guy put in a bad situation. His constant comedy and banter make him one of the standout characters in our story.

Merchandise

Toys.​[​specify​]​

Quotes

"Put your hooves together for Commander Tempest!"
My Little Pony The Movie
"Oh, fish-man just got dropped!"
My Little Pony The Movie
"I got one word for you: spongecake."
My Little Pony The Movie
"Y-Y-Y-You got me pegged, boss."
My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel Issue #1

Gallery

References

  1. Hasbro (2017-02-17). 2017 Investor Update at Toy Fair. Retrieved on 2017 February 17.
  2. My Little Pony: Characters. Hasbro. Retrieved on 2017 August 1.
  3. My Little Pony Friendship Club. Hasbro. Retrieved on 2017 July 14.