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Mr. Sparkles is a minor antagonist in Big Hero 6: The Series. He was an eccentric game show host prior to becoming a supervillain.

Background

Development

Mr. Sparkles was at one point intended to appear as a villain in the original Big Hero 6 feature film but was scrapped later in development. As with many other characters, Mr. Sparkles represents an element of Japanese pop-culture, in this case, bizarre physical challenge game shows popular on Japanese television since the 1980s such as Takeshi's Castle. His show in the film was to have been called "The Super Sparkle Challenge Hour".

In The Art of Big Hero 6, art director Scott Watanabe explained that he was developed as a potential main villain when Yokai was intended to be more redeemable, describing him as a "dumpy, little, kid-like man that was super creepy and weird" that wanted to control the world.

Role in the series

Season one

Mr. Sparkles first appears in the episode "Mr. Sparkles Loses His Sparkle". In it, Sparkles's popularity is threatened and eventually tarnished when a viral video of Mochi, the Japanese bobtail of Cass, overtakes his position as the most watched figure on the Internet. Mad with jealousy, Sparkles kidnaps Mochi and broadcasts his plot to send the cat into space should no one complete his challenge in time. Go Go Tomago, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Fred take on Sparkles's challenge, but all fail, save for Go Go. Instead of releasing Mochi as agreed, however, Sparkles launches the cat into space regardless. Although Mochi is saved by Hiro Hamada, Sparkles accomplishes his goal of becoming a "wanted celebrity" by becoming a target for the police.

Season two

In "The Fate of the Roommates", Sparkles—now an underground supervillain—organizes a street racing ring exclusively for the rich with his newfound partner, Yama. In the end, Sparkles cons Yama into taking the blame while he escapes with the money. He then uses his illegal earnings to "invest" in Liv Amara, whom he heard about can grant villains special abilities.

In "Something Fluffy", Mr. Sparkles was modified by Liv with the ability to control the Mayoi as part of Liv's plot to gain the public's faith in Sycorax. After the Mayoi began causing disarray in the city, Mr. Sparkles pretended to be the creator of the monsters and previous mutated villains. Then relieving his mutated form and took control of the Mayoi by turning them into their final form. However, Liv arrived with a "cure" that turned the Mayoi back into their infantile state. Big Hero 6 used this cure, and soon enough, all the Mayoi were turned back. The Mayoi rescued Mr. Sparkles and he retreated with the creatures, shouting that he would bring forth more mutants to further Liv's cover.

Trivia

  • Patton Oswalt previously worked with Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley on Kim Possible, in which he voiced Professor Dementor.
  • Mr. Sparkles is alluded to in background advertisements prior to his debut episode.
  • Mr. Sparkles' bowl cut is actually a wig; he is balding underneath.

Gallery


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Big Hero 6 logo
Media
Films and Television: Big Hero 6Big Hero 6: The SeriesBig Chibi 6: The Shorts

Books: MangaBig Hero 6 Big Golden Book Big Hero 6 Little Golden BookBig Hero 6 Chapter BookBig Hero 6 Junior NovelizationBig Hero 6 Pictureback with TattoosBig Hero 6 Step Into ReadingBig Hero 6 Deluxe Step into ReadingThe Art of Big Hero 6Big Hero 6 Ultimate Sticker BookBig Hero 6: Hiro and TadashiComic Books
Video games: Big Hero 6: Battle in the BayBig Hero 6: Bot FightDisney INFINITY seriesBig Hero 6: Baymax BlastKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Crossy RoadDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks
The Happy Ride with BaymaxThe AnnexThe Magic of Disney Animation

Entertainment: Baymax Super Exercise Expo
Firework:Wonderful World of Animation
Parade: Dreaming Up!

Characters
Original: Hiro HamadaBaymaxTadashi HamadaGo Go TomagoHoney LemonWasabiFredAunt CassRobert Callaghan/YokaiAbigail CallaghanAlistair KreiSergeant GersonMochiYamaMr. FredericksonMrs. FredericksonHeathcliffJudyThe Ringleader

TV series: Professor GranvilleObakeBaron Von SteamerKarmiHigh VoltageRichardson MoleGlobbyFelony CarlMomakaseMad JacksMini-MaxMr. SparklesWendy WowerTrevor TrengroveNoodle Burger BoyLenore ShimamotoTrinaLiv AmaraOrso KnoxMegan CruzChief CruzChrisIanAC and DCNega-GlobbyMayoiSupersonic Sue
Deleted: The Fujitas

Episodes
Shorts: "Baymax and Fred" • "Baymax and Go Go" • "Baymax and Wasabi" • "Baymax and Hiro" • "Baymax and Mochi" • "Baymax and Honey Lemon" • "Baymax Dreams of Too Many Baymaxes" • "Baymax Dreams of Evil Sheep" • "Baymax Dreams of Bed Bugs" • "Flowers and Butterflies" • "Mochi and his Toy" • "Messy Room"

Season One: "Baymax Returns" • "Issue 188" • "Big Roommates 2" • "Fred's Bro-Tillion" • "Food Fight" • "Muirahara Woods" • "Failure Mode" • "Aunt Cass Goes Out" • "The Impatient Patient" • "Mr. Sparkles Loses His Sparkle" • "Killer App" • "Small Hiro One" • "Kentucky Kaiju" • "Rivalry Weak" • "Fan Friction" • "Mini-Max" • "Big Hero 7" • "Big Problem" • "Steamer's Revenge" • "The Bot Fighter" • "Obake Yashiki" • "Countdown to Catastrophe"
Season Two: "Internabout" • "Seventh Wheel" • "Prey Date" • "Something's Fishy" • "Nega-Globby" • "The Fate of the Roommates" • "Muira-Horror!" • "Something Fluffy" • "Supersonic Sue" • "Lie Detector"

Organizations
Big Hero 6
Locations
San FransokyoLucky Cat CaféSan Fransokyo Institute of TechnologyAkuma IslandFrederickson ManorKrei Tech IndustriesNoodle BurgerObake's LairSycorax
Objects
MicrobotsMegabotBaymax's ChipHoney Lemon's Chem-PurseYokai's MaskLittle YamaSilent SparrowSkymaxesLenore Shimamoto's JournalKentucky KaijuEnergy AmplifierGo Go's Cycle
Songs
StoryImmortalsWe've Got Dance PowerNoodle SongWe're Gonna Be Good
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