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Overview
Good-Flippy
Flippy
Gender: Male
Interest(s): Helping others
Tea parties
Being with friends
Species: Bear
Color: Light Green
Relatives: Fliqpy (Alter Ego)
Episode Count: 23
Friends/Allies: Flaky
Cuddles
Giggles
Toothy
Petunia
Lumpy
Handy
Sneaky
Mouse Ka-Boom
Enemies/Rivals: Tiger General
Tiger Soldiers
Fliqpy
Lifty
Shifty
Mime
Love Interest(s): Giggles (in On My Mind)
Kill Count: 6 (Main Characters)
2 (Minor Characters)
8 (Total)
Deaths: 4
(1 Debatable Death)
(All from Regular Episodes)
First Appearance: Hide and Seek
Last Appearance: By The Seat Of Your Pants
First Victim: Flaky
Cuddles
From Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark (Internet)
From Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow (TV)
First Death: Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark
Voice Actor/Actress: Kenn Navarro (2000 - Present)


This is an article about Flippy himself. To view information on Flippy's evil side, see Fliqpy.
 
"This emotionally tattered bear veteran will warm your home and leave no witnesses."
―"Collect them All" card info[src]
 

Flippy is one of the main characters of Happy Tree Friends, its spin-off series, Ka-Pow!, and a playable character in the False Alarm video game, along with being the final boss of Deadeye Derby.

Character Bio

Flippy designs

Flippy is a green male bear. He wears dog tags around his neck and a green beret with checkered crest on his head. He is a retired veteran soldier in the Army. He fought in the Weaponized Animal Regiment (The W.A.R), and has an obsession with making booby traps inspired by the Viet Cong, as well as a flashback of his experience of being held captive by them (as seen in Easy For You to Sleigh). In addition, his attire seems to resemble to the U.S. Army Special Forces, which played a role during the Vietnam War. As he fought for years, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. According to writer Warren Graff, Flippy is mostly inspired by and based on John Rambo. During the internet and TV series, it is unknown if Flippy has retired from the Army or if they are simply in a time of peace. Flippy rarely appears in the series, most likely due to his repetitive behavior in most of the episodes in which he appears. Lumpy most likely has even more kills than Flippy, since he has below 150 kills and has only appeared in 23 episodes so far, so if he appeared in more episodes he would have the highest kill count.

Flippy is the only character in the series to cause the deaths of other characters on purpose in every episode which he appears, at least when he "flips out" (except Without a Hitch, where he never flips out for real, and Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II), where all of his kills happen by accident). He has a severe case of Post traumatic stress disorder. Whenever he sees or hears something that reminds him of war (e.g., gunshot-like sounds or crackling campfires), he goes insane and kills everyone around him and sometimes himself, believing that he is still in war (it's likely that this is a split personality that he developed as a result of his experience in war, judging from him basically becoming someone else in most of his appearances and the few instances he resisted his evil side during Double Whammy and Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, much like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde complex). While flipped-out, several physical features about him change: His eyes turn a different color, usually green or yellow, his voice changes from high and cute to low and evil, and his teeth become sharp. In the early internet shorts, his teeth simply became crooked. There has even been one instance where his eyes became small, circular, and with a light blue iris (Remains to be Seen). If he is in his evil state, he (along with Lumpy, The Mole, Cro-Marmot and Nutty) doesn't have Pac-Man shaped pupils. When he is flipped out, he is known as Fliqpy.

Although Flippy can be the most cruel and dangerous character in Happy Tree Friends when "flipped out", in his normal state, he is considered to be one of the most sociable and one of the kinder characters. This is proven in several episodes where he is seen doing social activities with some of the other characters, such as going to the movies and playing hide and seek. In most of the episodes where he appears, he is shown as a friendly individual before he goes insane, or as many people say, "flipping out", hence his name. Additionally, when he "flips out", he doesn't remember the bloody rampage that follows. However, in Double Whammy Part I, (and possibly Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, when he resists his evil side for the first time) he finally realizes his problem and goes to Lumpy the psychiatrist for answers. After three attempts to cure him, Lumpy fails. At the end of the episode Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II), Flippy finally cures his post-traumatic stress disorder, but is run over soon after by a chicken truck.

He appears to be good friends with Flaky, as they are shown doing activities together like playing hide and seek, and going camping. Although Flippy has killed Flaky several times, he didn't kill her in Party Animal or Random Acts of Silence, while she was vulnerable. Flaky's scream snapped him out of his flipped-out mode in Double Whammy Part I. Despite that they appear to be good friends, Flaky develops a phobia of him in the later episodes. She gets so scared of him that she gathers the courage to kill him, going to the point where she stabs him in fear when he tries to help her in Without a Hitch. As of Random Acts of Silence, Sniffles and Nutty also seem to be aware of Flippy's flip-outs, when they tried sneaking out of the library as Flippy got agitated by Mime. Although it is not officially canon, many fans believe Flippy and Flaky have a mutual romantic attraction, but there is little evidence to support it. Despite this, they are the most popular pairing within the fanbase, regardless of canon.

Chocolate and Candy Corn

He also has an allergic reaction to peanuts (or venison) just like Flaky. The Blurb version of Remains to be Seen also states that he is allergic to chocolate and candy corn. However, like most Blurbs, most of the info mentioned isn't considered canon until approved, so this may not be true or not. Flippy also appears to be an extremely heavy sleeper, as seen in Easy For You to Sleigh and Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow.

Flippy rarely dies in the series. When he does die, his deaths usually involve vehicles, machinery, Lumpy or explosions.

He has his own action show called W.A.R. Journal, part of the Happy Tree Friends Action Series: Ka-Pow! show. According to the first episode, Flippy was originally not a particularly good soldier. He accidentally threw a slice of pizza at the enemy commander rather than his knife, demonstrated an inability to throw his knife straight while under pressure, killed both of his teammates, and hid in the carcass of one of his dead teammates in fear. He flips out for the very first time when he hides inside his comrade's dead body to avoid being killed by the Tiger Army. Most likely, the first time he flipped out, he did it because his consciousness needed to protect him, so his instinct told him to fight or flee, and he fought. He ended up losing his hands in a fight with the Tiger Commander, but he was apparently able to reattach them some time between the events of W.A.R. Journal and the regular Happy Tree Friends series (unless these episodes, like the regular Happy Tree Friends series, revert everything back to original at the start of each new episode). It is also possible that while he was in the W.A.R. army, he was their most devastating soldier when flipped out.

The only episodes where Flippy dies are Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark, Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II), Without a Hitch, and Breaking Wind (Debatable). This means that he survives Hide and Seek, This Is Your Knife, Flippin' Burgers, Keepin' it Reel, Party Animal, Double Whammy Part I, New Season Teaser, Out of Sight, Out of MimeEasy For You to Sleigh, On My Mind, and Operation: Tiger Bomb. Most of Flippy's deaths occur from Fliqpy's plans backfiring.


Flippy's Episodes

Starring Roles

Season 1

Season 2

TV Series

Season 3

Shorts

Featuring Roles

TV Series

Shorts

Appearance Roles

Shorts

Love Bites Roles

Shorts

W.A.R. Journal Episodes

HTF Break Roles

Shorts

Occupations and Careers

S3E19 Librarian Flippy

Flippy as a librarian.

For more information, see List of Occupations

Fates

Deaths

Seen on Computer and TV

  1. Happy Trails Part 2: Jumping the Shark: Flies into the sun in a rocket along with Handy and Sniffles.
  2. Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: Shredded by the tail rotor of a helicopter along with Cuddles.
    STV1E13.3 Happy ending fake out

    Flippy's first solo death.

  3. Autopsy Turvy: Is run over by a chicken truck.
  4. Without a Hitch: Is run over by Lumpy's truck.

Debatable Deaths

  1. Breaking Wind: He is either killed by Splendid's gas or by Petunia setting the world on fire. (Death not seen)

Additional

  1. Overkill DVD box set: Possibly killed himself with a large bomb with all the other characters. (Debatable)
  2. Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm gameplay: Deaths and injuries various, depending on the environment of the level, such as getting sliced by blades and saws, getting crushed and flattened like paper or cardboard, getting electrocuted or burned, or drowning.
  3. Flippy Attack (Arcade Game): After killing Cuddles with a machine gun, Flippy throws down the gun. The impact against the ground causes the gun to fire and the bullet blows off chunks of Flippy's head.
  4. Blood Sample A-: Head explodes when he chews on a stick of dynamite. (Death not seen)
  5. Spring Training March 2006 Calendar: Dies in an explosion. (Death not seen and debatable)
  6. August 2005 Calendar: Dies the same death as in Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark.
  7. March Madness March 2008 Calendar: Possibly killed by his own bomb. (Debatable)
  8. November Fall Out 2009 Calendar: Dies in an explosion. (Debatable and death not seen)
  9. Un-named Wallpaper: Flippy is seen seen holding grenades and sticks of dynamite. It can be assumed he died when they exploded. (Death not seen and debatable)
  10. November 2010: Dies when releasing his grenade. (Debatable)
  11. Dumb Ways to Die: Dies from smoking cigarettes.

Injuries

Seen on Computer and TV

  1. Party Animal: Has an allergic reaction to peanuts and/or Mime (venison), causing him to get a purple rash and swollen lips. His lips are then torn off by the closing iris.
    Closingiris

    Is he allergic to the peanuts or Mime?

  2. Autopsy Turvy/Double Whammy Part 2: Injured throughout his fight with Fliqpy.
  3. Without A Hitch: (Before death) 1) Flies out of the windshield of Flaky's car. 2) Is stabbed in the eye with a glass shard by Flaky.

Additional

  1. Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm gameplay: Wounds and injuries various, depending on the environment of the level, such as getting cut by blades and saws, getting crushed and flattened like paper or cardboard, getting electrocuted or burned.

Number of Kills

Please note that these are Flippy's kills as his normal self (see his evil side).

Character Number of Times Killed Episodes
Cuddles 2 Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow
Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II) (Along with Cro-Marmot)
Toothy 1 Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II)
Flaky 1 Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark (Along with Lumpy, Handy and Sniffles)
Lifty 1 Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II)
Shifty 1 Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II)
Others 2 Sneaky and Mouse Ka-Boom from Operation: Tiger Bomb
STV1E13.3 Mole and his musician shop 5

Lifty and Shifty, killed by recorders.

Additonal

  1. Run and Bun: Kills Lumpy by bumping into him and having his body sliced in half by his car door or by impaling his body on numerous spikes. He can also kill Cub, Sniffles, Cro-Marmot, and Lumpy's elephant.

Episodes Survived by Season

(Counting both Flippy and Fliqpy)

Season/Total Number of Appearences Deaths Survived
1 2 0 2
2 5 3 3
TV Series 5 2 3
3 3 3 1
4 2 1 1
Ka-Pow! 1 0 1
Love Bites 1 0 1
HTF Break 1 1 0
Other episodes 2 1 1
Total 23 11 13

Survival Rate

  • Internet series: 62.5%
  • Breaks & Love Bites: 100%
  • TV series: 60%
  • Total Rate: 82.60%

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