Shark (or "The Shark") is the Main Villain/Antagonist of 12 Oz. Mouse along with The Rectangular Businessman & Clock. Initially seen as the president of an employment company (and possibly of the show's setting), he eventually develops into one of the main antagonist alongside the Rectangular Businessman, and is later to be involved in a large conspiracy against Fitz is portrayed as an intimidating, yet soft-spoken creature who has a short tolerance for those around him. While he constantly threatens with violence, he prefers to use indirect means of assault (ex. Hiring Pronto to assassinate Fitz) but does not hesitate to get involved personally once aggravated enough. He has a strong desire to remain in power, regardless of whatever situation occurs.
Shark was originally voiced by Adam Reed and is one of two characters who do not use an original design, the other being Skillet. In the 12 Oz. Mouse special INVICTUS, when Shark is dressed as Fitz's Therapist, he has a female voice & is voiced by Rita Morales. From the third season's first episode Francis, Cheap & Out of Control, he is voiced by creator Matt Maiellaro, during the rest of the third season Shark's current voice actor is Ned Hastings & replaces his original voice actor Adam Reed due to him being unavailable at the time of the third season's production.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Shark is a non-anthropomorphic Blue Shark, the lower part of his body is white like a great white Shark, he has a mouth with sharp teeth, a nostril, he has five gills on his body, has blue fins as part of his body, & a long tail.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Alliances & Friendships[edit | edit source]
Despite befriending the Rectangular Businessman, they are regularly at each other's throats, critiquing one another's actions. Shark shares a slight amount of hatred for the square-being, but having to work together, decides to put up with the businessman's attitude. His infantry of robotic insects is quite ignorant, which usually causes Shark to become miffed. Other affiliates include the clock and skilled archer, Pronto. While Shark doesn't interact much with the unnamed clock, he has had several conversations with Pronto, often concluding in Shark regarding the latter as having poor abilities.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
Similarly to the Rectangular Businessman, Shark decides to insult others rather than make peace with them. While not as snobby, he shares several traits of the aforementioned square creature. While Shark doesn't outright hate certain characters, he has a slight distaste for most. He dislikes Rhoda, and due to the latter knowing too much about his conspiracy, orders to have him killed. As Shark doesn't relatively despise Golden Joe and the Eye, he is often annoyed by both character's personas.
Episode appearances:[edit | edit source]
- "Adventure Mouse"
- "Surgery Circus"
- "Booger Haze"
- "Star Wars VII"
- "Enjoy The Arm"
- "Meat Warrior"
- "Meaty Dreamy"
- "Corndog Chronicles"
- "Farewell" (non-speaking appearance) (death)
- "Prolegomenon" (human form) (death)
- "Invictus" (death)
- "Francis, Cheap & Out of Control"
- "First 12" (minor role/cameo)
- "Awaken" (cameo/bits of skin)
- "Adrift" (combined w/ Rectangular Businessman)
- "Reveal" (combined w/ Rectangular Businessman)
- "Prime Time Nursery Rhyme" (combined w/ Rectangular Businessman)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- As the card on his desk suggests, Shark is the president of the town.
- Shark is actually known as "Old Kentucky Shark" from the "Space Ghost Coast to Coast" show, in the episode "Kentucky Nightmare", It's also appeared in "Sealab 2021" and in the second episode of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force", "Escape From Leprechaupolis.
- Shark is also borrowed from an old Hanna Barbara cartoon.
- In "Invictus", Shark actually has a Redrawn design and has a Fish-Like Brain.
- It's possible that Shark from 12 Oz. Mouse is a Bull Shark, considering he is shown to be very aggressive and Bull Shark's are a very aggressive Shark in real life.
- In "Meaty Dreamy", Shark revealed to have a big gun that his grandfather gave him during "The Meat Wars", this implies that Shark has a actual grandfather & did compete in a unseen fictional war called "The Meat Wars", the war is never seen in the series, it could be a implied meat themed war that happened before the series started.
- Along with the Rectangular Businessman, Shark has died over three times in the series, in the episodes "Farewell", "Prolegomenon", & "Invictus", considering the both of them are the main antagonists of the series.
- Shark has the most voice actors than any other character in the series, he has over four voice actors as he was originally voiced by Adam Reed, when he was dressed as a therapist he changed his voice to a female & was voiced by Rita Morales, both Invictus (when his mind is switched with Mouse) & the first episode of Season 3, he is voiced by Matt Maiellaro, currently his voice actor is now Ned Hastings.
- Prior to Season 3, Shark was only absent in the episodes "Auraphull", & "Enter the Sandmouse".