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    Hopper (Sunny Bunnies)
    "Mischievous" is an understatement.
    Gender: Male
    Type: Selfish Troublemaker
    Age: 2
    Species: Bunny
    Portrayed by: Svetlana Timokchina
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Sunny Bunnies
    First appearance: Merry-Go-Round

    Hopper is one of the five main protagonists of the Belarusian-Polish computer-animated children's slapstick series Sunny Bunnies.

    Despite being the youngest of the Bunnies, he is arguably the most flawed, being mischievous, short-tempered, impatient, destructive, antagonistic and anti-heroic, to the point of being the direct main antagonist of a number of episodes. He is an extreme daredevil who loves performing troublemaking stunts in a comedic fashion, though he is unfortunately impulsive, often harming himself by pure accident. Much like his friends, he has a love of thrill-seeking, destruction, pranks, games, and anything that can be considered mischievous or chaotic.

    He is voiced by Svetlana Timokchina.

    Bad Qualities

    1. To get the elephant out of the room, while he's supposed to be a mischievous yet apologetic and goodhearted anti-hero who causes mischief for fun, he's often portrayed in a negative light, being written as an obnoxious, egotistical, insensitive, over-the-top, destructive troublemaker who likes to cause havoc all because he can.
    2. Throughout the series, Hopper has done many, many atrocious, downright catastrophic deeds, to the point of being considered an antagonist in these cases. Examples include:
      • In "Magic Wand", he uses the titular wand to turn his friends into various creatures, which comes to bite him when they battle for it, and chaos ensues.
      • In "Concert", while unintentional (and done hilariously), he hits Shiny with a xylophone, causing a chain of events that make his friends (barring Boo) get into a brawl that destroys the concert hall.
      • In "Burning Desires", he uses the magic flower to wish his friends away, only to regret it. Not helping is that he does it again in "Magic Eraser", meaning he didn't learn a thing.
      • In "Wonder Brush", he wreaks havoc throughout a museum after obtaining the titular brush.
      • In "Snapshot to Remember", he blows his friends up with a party popper, then vandalizes their photos with a black marker to rub salt into the wound, humiliating Boo and Turbo and utterly shattering Shiny and Iris' self-esteem. Though to be fair, they did kick him out of the photo booth, so his retaliation is sort of justified, but it doesn't excuse him literally blowing up the boys with the G-rated equivalent to a firecracker.
      • In "Magic Eraser", as aforementioned, he cruelly erases his friends with the titular eraser.
      • In "Bunny Doll", he steals Shiny and Iris' doll to test a rocket and has his friends (planning this) shoot it into the sky, displaying a rather cruel side to himself, even by his standards.
      • In "Jingle Bell Bunnies", he abuses the power of a voice-pitching device by pulling it up and down to sabotage Shiny, Boo, and Iris' performance, which can result in public humiliation (at least if there was a crowd at the time).
      • In "Kite and Bunnies", he teams up with a kite resembling himself to cause outrageous havoc.
      • In "Spooky Bunnies", he terrorizes his friends remorselessly for a petty reason: they laughed at him for a costume.
      • In "Magical Flute", he essentially enslaves his friends by forcing them to dance with a flute's power, making him come off as sadistic.
    3. While Svetlana Timokchina does a good job voicing him, it comes across the board as rather grating and obnoxious at times since he screams and yells a lot when in pain. A major example comes from "Big Ice Cream for Little Bunny", where he emits a long, violent unholy banshee-screech while getting launched into the sky.
    4. Hopper suffers from the unfortunate butt-monkey syndrome of going through tons of burlesque abuse. He's the show's resident chew-toy, often falling victim to the biggest and most outlandishly destructive bouts of slapstick the series has to offer even when he doesn't deserve it, and if something bad is going down, it usually happens to him if someone else isn't the target. He's been chased, bullied, suffered too many physical injuries to count, with "Big Ice Cream for Little Bunny", "Ping-Pong Hero", and "Donuts - Ninjas" being the worst offenders, humiliated, used as a prop, doll and punching bag, etc. to the point where you just feel miserable for him, sometimes if he even does deserve it.
    5. Starting in season 4, he is slightly flanderized into becoming much crueler and mean-spirited to his friends with his destructive pranks, even to the point of committing crimes like destruction of public and private property and sabotage.
      • For comparison, whereas in the earlier seasons he would feel bad for his actions and try to fix them sometimes, here, not only does he rarely feel remorse, he mainly does it on a whim rather than planning his relentless chaos, meaning he has also become less intelligent to an extent despite still being the smartest next to Iris.
      • A good example of this is in "Mummy Bunny", where to pull off a practical joke, he graverobs a sarcophagus in a museum, using it to terrorize his friends, something he in the first three seasons (and seasons 4 & 5) wouldn't even dream about.
      • His pranks have also severely escalated from mildly irritating to something Wolf from seasons 2 and 3 would do. Whereas in the earlier seasons they mainly boil down to harmless jokes that spiral out of his control, now, they can be offensive and outrageously dangerous.
    6. One of Hopper's greatest flaws is his determination to succeed fueled by an underlying desire to enhance his destructive pranks. An episode with him as the main antagonist will predictably start with him and himself committing destructive troubles that leave a trail of chaos and tyranny in their metaphorical wake for various reasons to various denizens (namely his friends Turbo, Boo, Shiny and Iris). Once the jig is up or he must face the music, he will sometimes deny it to maximum extents hoping he'll be superior/out on top.
      • Hopper is randomly depicted as a coward at times, as he chickens out whenever and whether he is caught, such as "Snapshot to Remember".
    7. He's a spoilsport and toxic friend who prides himself on causing mischief to ruin his friends' days, especially without provocation, such as in "Little Imp", where he keeps on preventing his supposed allies from hitting the target in a game of darts.
      • Unlike the others, who all have their moments of selfishness admittedly, Hopper is conceited to the point of being cruel and intentionally obnoxious. He frequently irritates, humiliates, bullies, and even tortures his friends with his antics, especially starting in season 4, where he starts to lose his redeeming qualities.
    8. He is rather impulsive. Every time he sets his mind to a plan (such as a prank), it backfires due to his failure to plan ahead of time. A good example of this is "Let's Go Get Those Presents!", where instead of utilizing the inventive methods of his buddies to reach a Christmas tree in the middle of an ice rink, he apparently disregards this in favor of sprinting to the prize (though he later takes up Turbo's method).
    9. He is selfish, condescending, conceited, snobbish, arrogant and only seems to care about himself on most occasions. He displays an exaggerated showcase of self-worth and egotism, seeks associating with people with any personality traits correlating to his (such ads in "Magic Mirror"), and dislikes anything regarded as lowbrow or in amoral taste ("Boomerang" is a particularly bad example). This blinds him towards things such as regret or proper recompense, which frequently leads to his defeat.
      • He is abnormally callous and appears to have a disregard for property and important information, as demonstrated by how much destruction he wreaks onto (mostly Sunny Park attractions) in almost every episode (usually assisted).
    10. Despite his grandeur of wits, there are several episodes where he displays a high level of abnormal and insanely irritating idiocy, such as "The Trick is in the Hat" (he insists to himself that his sombrero-shaped hat will help him conquer challenges), "Fluffy-eared Team" (he launches Turbo from a catapult by pure accident), "Ping-Pong Hero" (he loses his mind over a chalkboard drawing of himself), "Donuts - Ninjas" (he falls for Shiny and Iris' trap), and "Fishy, Fishy, Fishy, Fish!" (he is duped into letting a leftover fish balloon terrorize him and the pals).
    11. What makes Hopper insufferable, is that he isn't really supposed to be a pest or annoying, as he's meant to be one of the main protagonists, but acts more like an anti-hero, but not in a good sense.
      • Despite being one of the main protagonists, he produces more destruction, chaos, trouble, havoc, and problems than the main antagonist, Wolf. Wolf is only seen throwing tantrums, plotting to eat the Bunnies (which, in-universe, is justified to some extent), and being rough on property (which oftentimes is accidental and sympathetic). Hopper though, causes much more massive destruction (oftentimes intentionally), has enslaved, brainwashed, endangered, jeopardized and enabled his buddies with his own foolish blunders, and often outright is shown to have only his best interests in mind to an extreme degree.
    12. He is extremely, almost questionably incapable of learning from his mistakes, and as mentioned, only seems to care about himself and his callous exploits/nature, to the point of shamelessly embracing it. Almost every Hopper-centric story has him engage in the same formula of causing pranks for his own enjoyment, and whether he apologizes for or is caught for his actions, he'll always revert to his behavior at the start of the next, even when his actions are dangerous.
    13. Despite his butt-monkey status as mentioned above, he is never properly called out for his actual crimes that he can intentionally commit. He seems to casually escape karma or at least not get the proper/proportionate punishments for breaking laws, ranging from thievery ("Donuts - Ninjas"), destruction (many episodes), sabotage ("Jingle Bell Bunnies"), assault (some episodes), corruption (some episodes), vandalism (many episodes), and straight-up slavery ("Magical Flute").
      • He outright refuses to take responsibility for his own horrible behavior and usually tries to feign ignorance. Examples of this are "Snapshot to Remember" (after the Bunnies confront him about their vandalized photos, he quickly tries to escape) and "Magic Eraser" (he has to be forced by Iris to restore his buddies after making them disappear).
    14. Due to the show's egregious lack of character development or continuity, he is stuck in the state of always being a troublemaking and power-hungry jerk who causes mayhem on a daily basis and for his own amusement. Even when he does learn his lesson in one, he will forget (and have to be re-educated) the next.
    15. He has a poor sense of humor, constantly looking for fun at the expense of others, which once again goes into his selfishness, insensitivity and ego.
    16. He is constantly emotional and uncontrollable in his own stories, resulting in him coming off as a capricious lunatic at worst.
    17. He often negatively influences others at times to perform many antagonistic tactics to the point of being manipulative, or partakes in them without regard for standards. In "Bunny Doll", for instance, after making the karmic mistake of pilfering a prized doll, he isn't shown displaying a conscience and puts it in a convenient rocket anyway without a regret or hesitation of any kind.
    18. His obsession with destruction and daredevil pranks are so overblown to an avaricious extent that it drives him insane:
      • Whenever an opportunity for mayhem presents itself, he instantly goes for it with hope of unleashing chaos unfiltered, putting it on a higher pedestal than his own well-being. Examples are, but are not limited to:
      • Abusing an object's power for sick kicks.
      • Vandalizing photos repeatedly.
      • Stealing a prized doll from the twins for Turbo and Boo's currently-testing spaceship.
    19. He is noticeably lazy and honestly doesn't do much at times: examples are "Sunny Valentine's Day" and more notably, "Lazy Little Bunnies".

    Good Qualities

    1. His voice and design are both really good, convincingly fitting his role as the youngest of the five Bunnies. He is the smallest, with green fur and eyes, plus a fittingly high-pitched performance provided by Svetlana Timokchina.
    2. He isn't completely lacking in empathy, and several episodes show he does genuinely care about his comrades and hates seeing them in peril or sadness. Examples of his kind side coming through include:
      • Sharing a huge cake with them at the end of "Athletics", even though they didn't deserve it.
      • Working to rescue Shiny from peril in "Birthday" and "Save the Princess".
      • Reluctantly sharing a coin with Shiny and Iris in "Let's Go for a Ride!".
      • Trying his hardest to please Turbo with help from his friends in "Christmas Tree" and "How to Play Tennis".
      • Restoring everyone back to normal in "Burning Desires" and "Magic Eraser".
      • Assisting Boo with becoming a famous pilot in "Brave Pilot".
      • Trying to cheer Shiny up after a terrible day (even injuring himself to do so) in "How to Make a Friend Laugh".
      • Attempting with help to slow Boo down to prevent the destruction of Sunny Park and save the day in "Speedy Boots" (his most conventionally heroic role).
      • Aiding his allies in defeating Turbo's clock-happy tyranny in "Time Machine".
      • Trying to slim Boo down after the latter gorges on food in "Glutton".
      • Defeating the villainous, gluttonous wolf in "The Big Gray Wolf", "Funfair Ride Trap", "How to Cook Burger", "Chickabunnies" and "Sunny Racers".
      • Rounding up anthropomorphic Christmas stockings and saving the holiday in "Christmas Stockings".
    3. He has an awesome friendship and chemistry between him and the other Bunnies, and their different personalities and how they clash/bounce off is one of the highlights of the series, especially his relationship with Turbo and Boo, as Turbo's strict, authoritarian nature plus Boo's similarities in personality to Hopper help.
    4. He is not inconsiderate or ungrateful, and usually expresses his thanks and gratitude when his friends save his bacon. A good example is "The Grabber", where he traps himself in an arcade machine to play with toys, and Turbo abandons him when help fails. After realizing his lonesomeness, he manages to get their attention to escape, but is forced to leave without his toys. Following momentary sadness at this, he soon finds comfort in the fact that he is back with the people who truly love him (and an exciting game involving a frisbee, which kicked off the plot).
    5. He has shown multiple times to be heroic and genuinely helpful, which goes into his kind heart and his in-universe status as a good person despite his laundry list of flaws. Some of his best heroic (or downright cool and epic) moments are:
      • Saving Shiny from catastrophe in "Birthday" and "Save the Princess".
      • Getting rid of a dangerous brainwashing magic helmet by blowing it up in "Knight Tournament".
      • Trying to stop Boo from unintentionally destroying the park in "Speedy Boots" (probably him at his best).
      • Assisting his friends in defeating Turbo from destroying the museum in "Time Machine".
      • Rounding up dangerous clones and Christmas stockings in "Magic Mirror" and "Christmas Stockings".
      • Epically defeating his chalkboard replica in a game of ping-pong in "Ping-Pong Hero".
    6. Sunny Bunnies wouldn't be as good as it is without him, as he is likable in many episodes and has a fanbase that enjoys his uproarious antics. Plus, he can have a positive major role when he needs to.
    7. While it doesn't excuse some of his meaner actions, it's understandable why Hopper is the way he is. He is a huge punching bag that is often treated poorly, and is often subjected to the most painful and humiliating manners possible for no discernible reason, and the few people that do like him aren't much better than him trait-wise: Turbo is a power-hungry, authoritarian, obnoxious narcissistic tyrant who cares more about being hip and groovy than guiding him or the others (and can sometimes outdo Hopper in levels of destruction, as displayed in episodes such as "Time Machine"), Boo is a dimwitted and gluttonous maniac who can be just as capricious and a jerkass as the rest of the crew and is a terrible older brother figure, Shiny is an overemotional, amoral brat with a whiny streak and a hypocrite who asserts double standards (a good example is "Donuts - Ninjas"), and Iris (while the nicest to him) is an astoundingly controlling and demeaning troublemaker and can be just as rude and trigger-happy as the rest of the gang. It helps that you can feel REALLY bad for the poor guy on occasion ("Donuts - Ninjas" is a good example).
    8. He thankfully isn't a Karma or Idiot Houdini, as he'll always get punished for his schemes and obnoxious nature, no matter the severity.


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