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Get Whale Soon
The Whale
Gender: Unknown
Species: Sperm Whale
Color: Various
Episode Count: 4
Deaths: 2 (From Regular Episodes)
(From Ka-Pow!)
First Appearance: Water You Wading For
Last Appearance: Mirror Mirror
First Victim: Cuddles From Water You Wading For
First Death: A Change of Heart

The Whale is a non-anthropomorphic character in Happy Tree Friends.

Character Bio

The Whale is a reoccurring villain throughout the series. It possesses no anthropomorphic traits and is, therefore, just a whale. It is presumably a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus).

It first appeared in Water You Wading For, where it jumped out of a pond and crushed Cuddles. In Get Whale Soon it ate Russell and Lumpy, though neither of them died from this. It shot Russell out of its blowhole before eating him and his boat again. In A Change of Heart, it died in a helicopter crash along with Handy, prompting Lumpy to steal its heart to perform a heart transplantation. It appeared again in Mirror Mirror where Splendont picked it up and used it to fight Splendid. Splendid, however, used a bigger blue whale to fight, which caused a shock wave that destroyed The Whale and blew Splendont away.

Apart from The Whale, there are two other whales, the orca and the blue whale.

Episode Count

Kill Count



  1. A Change of Heart: Died in the helicopter crash (alongside Handy).
  2. Mirror Mirror: Blown to pieces by the sonic boom created when it hit the blue whale.


  1. Get Whale Soon: Had its uvula stabbed by Russell's hook and had its stomach slashed by an insane Russell.


  • It is one of the most commonly occurring non-anthropomorphic characters.
  • Because it swallowed Russell and Lumpy, it might be a reference to Monstro, the whale from Pinocchio that swallowed Pinocchio and Geppetto.
  • All of the characters that the whale has either eaten or killed are the same characters who survive in A Sight for Sore Eyes.

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