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Bessie is a supporting character in the 2019 series Amphibia. She serves as Anne Boonchuy and the Plantars trusty steed who in the world of Amphibia is the equivalent to a car or a horse.

Background

Personality

Like most trusty steeds, Bessie is a loyal creature. She has no trouble trusting Hop Pop Plantar or Anne when it comes to being ridden on and by extent also appreciates Sprig and Polly as passengers. Bessie is sometimes motivated by food and will sometimes only move just so she can be fed. She is also a suspicious creature and will hide in her shell when danger arrives, but with a little extra support from her owners, she will summon the courage to get them out of danger. Hop Pop stated at Bessie was no ordinary snail and described her as "a kind clear soul who would help others at the drop of a hat".

Physical appearance

Bessie is a large purple snail. Bigger than any of the frogs in town, she possesses a massive body and has two long eye stocks on the top of her head. She has a light brown shell that is large with a swirl design on it. Her underside is beige colored and she has a blue tongue.

Role in the series

Bessie had been a member of the Plantar family for years. While not told in full detail, her story has been slightly covered in "Anne Theft Auto". Hop Pop was apparently present at Bessie's birth which was on "an especially cold morning". At some point Bessie was put up for auction, but Hop Pop found that Bessie was unique and bought her quickly before an enemy of his named Jim Snapes could get her. They had traveled together and Hop Pop was saved from a blizzard by Bessie's incredible singing. He later discovered that Bessie would hide in her shell whenever a predator was nearby. In order to evade them, one simply had to sit on her shell and shout "Bessie, things are getting messy!", thus allowing Bessie to summon the courage to zoom out of the situation.

Trivia

  • The real life relationship between frogs and snails is listless at best. While frogs may attempt to eat snails if they are small enough, neither creature really otherwise cares for the other's existence. The idea of the frogs using them as vehicles is possibly based on numerous occasions of frogs mistaking snails for a rock and unknowingly finding themselves being carried around by them as seen here.
  • In the first episode, "Anne or Beast?", Bessie, or rather a creature similar to Bessie, was used as the Plantars' mode of transportation. This creature was a giant green slug and instead of the Plantars riding on her back, they road an old carriage that was pulled by the slug, through the use of Hop Pop dangling a leaf in front of it.

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Media
Amphibia
Characters
Anne BoonchuySprig PlantarPolly PlantarHop Pop PlantarBessieOne-Eyed WallyLeopold LoggleIvy SundewFelicia SundewSylvia SundewMaddie FlourSadie CroakerStumpyAlbus DuckweedApothecary GaryMayor ToadstoolToadieSashaMarcyZappapedeCaptain GrimePercy
Episodes
Season One: "Anne or Beast?/Best Fronds" • "Cane Crazy/Flood, Sweat & Tears" • "Hop Luck/Stakeout" • "The Domino Effect/Taking Charge" • "Anne Theft Auto/Breakout Star" • "Sprig Vs. Hop Pop/Girl Time" • "Dating Season/Anne Vs. Wild" • "Contagi-Anne/Family Shrub" • "Lily Pad Thai/Plantar's Last Stand" • "Toad Tax/Prison Break" • "Grubhog Day/Hop Pop and Lock" • "Civil Wart/Hop-Popular" • "Croak and Punishment/Trip to the Archives" • "Snow Day/Cracking Mrs. Croaker" • "A Night at the Inn/Wally and Anne" • "Family Fishing Trip/Bizarre Bazaar" • "Cursed!/Fiddle Me This" • "The Big Bugball Game/Combat Camp" • "Children of the Spore/Anne of the Year" • "Reunion"
Locations
AmphibiaToad Tower
Songs
Welcome to Amphibia
See also
Calamity Box
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