Slushy, A.K.A. Experiment 523, is an illegal genetic experiment created by Jumba Jookiba and a character in the Lilo & Stitch franchise. He is designed to be a freeze inducer, making mostly ice and snow. As his deep-freeze programming continues, he makes icy blizzards, mile-high snowdrifts, and keeps all leftovers edible for six months. His one true place is making Shave Ice with Dupe.
Slushy is an icy experiment with a one-track mind. He greatly dislikes the heat, but is very short-tempered about this. He is playful and often likes to play with his "cousins" by starting snowball fights, though sometimes enjoys messing with his victims by making the ground slippery or freezing something they need. He is known to be aggressive and apparently shares a grudge with Splodyhead due to his opposing element, but they resolved it in "Spike".
Slushy is an icy blue experiment who appears to be made from ice. Because of this, he has little to no body features aside from limbs, mouth, blue eyes, a blue-green nose, and a few icicles behind his head.
Powers and abilities
Slushy's ice breath is able to blast gusts of ice and snow ranging from a simple snow-cone to a massive blizzard. He can also meld weapons with his icy breath, strong enough to repel fire without melting, and freeze plasma blasts into simple clumps of snow. Slushy can also regenerate himself, as after being broken into blocks of ice he immediately reformed.
Experiment 523 was the 523rd genetic experiment created by Jumba with Hämsterviel's funding. He was designed to make ice and snow but could use these powers to convert areas into frozen tundras. 523 and the other first 624 experiments were deactivated and smuggled to Earth by Jumba during his mission to capture Experiment 626.
All of the experiment pods were released and scattered across the island of Kauai, with 523's pod landing atop a vending machine.
When Stitch shook the vending machine, trying to get a soda, 523's pod fell out and rolled into a nearby storm drain, the sewage activating the experiment. After emerging, 523 then made his way to a helicopter base, where he stowed away aboard a helicopter and proceeded to cover the entire island in snow.
Stitch somehow vandalized the soda machine after it malfunctioned before he and Lilo discovered the snowy weather in Kokaua Town. Stitch was disconcerted by the snow, while Lilo became fascinated and dragged Stitch home to consult Jumba, who revealed 523 to them.
Later, Lilo and Stitch engaged 523 in battle until he was blasted into a net and captured in a containment orb by Gantu. However, they managed to get 523 back from Gantu after a brief struggle. 523, whom Lilo later named Slushy, was then taken back to their house, where Lilo convinced Slushy to cover her residence in more snow for a little winter fun.
Although Stitch initially rejected the snow, as it was a form of water, he later joined Lilo outside and did some ice skating and sledding with her. However, while they were busy playing in the snow, Gantu arrived and recaptured Slushy. The former then forced the experiment to cover the island in a massive blizzard and create a protective ice palace for Gantu and Experiment 625.
Sometime later, Lilo and Stitch traveled to the ice palace to defeat Slushy. They built two snow replicas of themselves as bait, which Gantu blasted, enabling them to sneak past him and Reuben. However, Slushy spotted Lilo and Stitch inside and managed to trap them under four giant icicles. Fortunately, Jumba and Pleakley arrived with Splodyhead, who took on Slushy.
A long-drawn-out battle ensued between Slushy and Splodyhead, which ended when the former froze the latter into a block of ice. Splodyhead was later freed and blasted a fireball into the sky at the top of Waialeale Peak to clear Slushy's snowstorms, while an overthrown Gantu came down with a cold.
After Slushy was defeated and recaptured, Lilo and Stitch found him a one true place making Shave Ice.
Slushy reappeared in "Elastico" as one of the audience members for Lilo's hula dance.
In "Angel", Slushy was one of the experiments that Angel reverted to evil using her song, causing the former to go on a rampage by freezing the town (including Stitch and Pleakley). Later, Slushy and the other depraved experiments attacked Stitch aboard a ship, but Angel turned them back to good before they could finish Stitch off. Working together, the experiments were then able to successfully escape the ship with Stitch.
In "Spike", Slushy was one of the experiments in Pleakley's E.A.R.W.A.X. group. When Slushy created and threw a snowball at Pleakley with boredom, it accidentally hit Splodyhead and a battle ensued between the two experiments, which ended when Pleakley convinced Slushy and Splodyhead to attempt hugging therapy on each other.
In "Remmy", Slushy was one of the experiments in Lilo's dream.
In "Snafu", Slushy and Dupe were seen using their combined powers to sell multiple low-calorie Shave Ice cones that a couple bought and enjoyed. Gantu then attempted to revert the rehabilitated experiments to evil by playing a recording of Angel's song, but due to interference from Experiment 120, Gantu's karaoke tape was played instead, much to Slushy and Dupe's humor.
In the film's opening, Slushy can be seen with Poki as the former sells Shave Ice.
Later, the first 624 experiments, including Slushy, were rounded up by Leroy and taken to a stadium to be destroyed. However, Lilo, Stitch, Jumba, Pleakley, Reuben, and Gantu arrived before the experiments could be destroyed.
Slushy participated in the following battle between the experiments and the Leroy clones by freezing oncoming waves of Leroys with his ice breath.
However, the Leroys soon gained the upper hand in the battle but were defeated when Lilo, Stitch, Reuben, and several other experiments performed the song "Aloha ʻOe", which caused the Leroy army to shut down due to the original Leroy's fail-safe.
Slushy made an appearance in the Stitch! anime along with Pix, Boomer, Blowhard, Kixx, and Slugger when Yuna and Stitch visited Tokyo Disneyland. He made a second appearance along with Sinker, in which Hämsterviel used both of them to attack a cruise ship that he had lured Stitch onto. Slushy later appeared in the specials: Stitch and the Planet of Sand and Stitch! Perfect Memory.
- When Slushy is activated, Gantu mentions that the ice and snowfields created by Slushy remind him of his home world. He also mentions that he could use Slushy to "turn Earth from a sweltering mud ball into something livable."
- Slushy's pod color is blue.
- The Experiment Pod Container describes Slushy as: "Experiment 523. Primary function: Freeze inducer."
- In the French dub, his experiment number is 509, a number taken by Sprout, for some unknown reason.
- Slushy appears to share a grudge with Splodyhead, but they resolved it in "Spike".