Percy the Small Engine (Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go!)

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Percy the Small Engine (All Engines Go)
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"What a Percy Perfect Day!"
Oh Percy, your day isn't perfect.
Gender: Male
Type: Cowardly Engine
Species: Steam Engine
Portrayed by: Charlie Zeltzer (US)
Henri Charles (UK)
Media of origin: Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go!

Percy the Small Engine is an anthropomorphised fictional saddle tank locomotive in the British Railway Series books by Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher, published from 1945. He is Thomas' best friend, and he also appears in the television adaptation series Thomas & Friends.

Unfortunately, he was heavily flanderized in the infamous 2021 reboot, Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go!

Note: This page focuses on his flanderization in the reboot. For his flanderization during the late Sharon Miller era, see this page.

Why He's Not Percy Perfect

  1. For starters, his new design is horrible to the point where it actually makes Lion-O's design from ThunderCats Roar and any other character in that aforementioned show look decent by comparison.
    • His recognizable whistle sound got changed to a generic toy train whistle.
  2. He has very odd-looking facial expressions that look extremely uncanny, unappealing and cringeworthy.
  3. His new voice is extremely annoying and high-pitched, due to the annoying voice performances from Henri Charles in the UK dub and Charlie Zeltzer in the US dub. While Charlie does try to sound lively as Percy (since it could be because he presumably is a fan of Thomas and Friends), the same cannot apply to Henri since it sounds like he is bored or just didn't want to voice Percy at all.
  4. He has received even worse flanderization than the one he suffered from in the late Sharon Miller era as he is written as a complete coward to the point that would feel like Lofty the Crane or Courage the Cowardly Dog, but without the charm and likability of these two.
    • He is now turned into a cowardly engine who wants to be told by Thomas.
  5. He is also really bland as his personality could easily be placed in other characters showing that his personality is not really original.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. While his new design isn't as good as his original one, it still keeps many features that made the original Percy recognizable (e.g. the green paint, red stripes and the number "6"). Additionally, he still has his original 0-4-0 configuration (whereas engines like Gordon and Nia had their configurations changed).
  2. Despite being heavily flanderized on this show, at least he still has his cheeky, naive, and brave personality from the original series.
  3. He was a much better character outside of this reboot and the late Sharon Miller era of the original show.



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