Sjabloon:Icons Sjabloon:Quote Er is een kringloop in sjablonen geconstateerd: Sjabloon:Earth character infobox The Big Bad Hippo is a noted Earthbender. He is one of the most recognizable fighters in the Earth Rumble tournaments. His extremely large size and his catch phrase "Hippo Mad!" are unique to him.
The Big Bad Hippo's fighting style is also unique; he tosses handfuls of rocks into his mouth, chews them up, and spits them at his opponents. His signature move is called "rocking the boat," where the Hippo shifts his enormous mass from side to side, literally rocking the ring and knocking his opponent off balance.
The Hippo is initially an Earthbending wrestler in an underground Earthbending tournament; he later becomes a soldier for his country when he, along with The Boulder, participate in the Invasion of the Fire Nation.
In "The Blind Bandit", The Big Bad Hippo is defeated by the Boulder in the first round of Earth Rumble VI. The Hippo does not appear to be very intelligent. Like the Boulder, he also refers to himself solely in the third person.
It is revealed in "The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion" that the Hippo and The Boulder are two of the people that Sokka asked his father, Hakoda, to recruit for the invasion. During the Invasion, the Hippo and the Boulder proved to be very powerful Earthbenders as they took down a battlement together and another along with Toph. But in the end, the Hippo along with the Boulder and the adults of the Invasion force were captured by Fire Nation forces when the Invasion failed.
The Big Bad Hippo was eventually freed from his captivity when the War ended and is last seen at Zuko's coronation.
- He somewhat resembles The Hulk.
- He is also reminiscent of the boxer King Hippo from Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! on the Nintendo Entertainment System.