List of fictional crocodiles and alligators

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This is a list of fictional crocodiles and alligators from literature, folklore and myth, mascots and emblems of teams and organizations, comics, films, animations and video games.

This list is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals. It is restricted to notable crocodilian characters from notable works of fiction. Characters that appear in multiple media may have separate listings for each appearance, while in instances where a character has appeared in several separate works in a single medium, only the earliest will be recorded here.

Literature[edit]

Name Work Author Date Notes
"as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile." The Rivals Sheridan 1775 Mrs Malaprop's most famous malapropism, using the word allegory instead of alligator.[1][2]
Crocodile Gena Cheburashka Uspenskiy, Eduard 1966 A friendly Crocodile[3]
Crocodile "on the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo river" Just So Stories Kipling, Rudyard 1902 The crocodile pulls the nose of the Elephant's Child, very hard.[4]
The eponymous crocodile The Enormous Crocodile Dahl, Roald 1978 The crocodile wanders the jungle promising to eat children.[5]

Folklore and myths[edit]

Name Species Country Notes
Sobek Crocodile-headed god Ancient Egypt Represents power, protection, fertility[6]
The gharial Gharial India The gharial's wife wants to eat her husband's friend the monkey.[7]
Sang Buaya Big bad crocodile East Timor The crocodiles are fooled by Sang Kancil, the mouse deer[8]

Mascots and emblems[edit]

Crocodiles and alligators are used as mascots and emblems by organisations and sports teams:

Comics[edit]

Name Comic Notes
Schnappi Schnappi a German children's cartoon character.
The Fraternity of Crocodiles Pearls Before Swine Also known as "Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata".
Killer Croc Batman
Soundwave Beast Wars Has the form of a crocodile.

Film[edit]

Name Film Year Director Notes
Daisy An Alligator Named Daisy 1955 J. Lee Thompson A young man's life is complicated by the inheritance of an alligator.[11]

Animation[edit]

Name Animation Notes
Al Miami Guns
Aldo Sitting Ducks An alligator who befriended main character Bill the Duck and is trying to blend into DuckTown.
Alligator Master World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin
Axle and Bull Gator Taz-Mania These alligators are always trying to catch Taz and sell him to a zoo.
Ben Ali Gator Fantasia The prince of the Alligators, who falls in love with Hyacinth Hippo.
Bog The Outback Antagonistic crocodile who wants to control the Australian billabong.
Brutus & Nero The Rescuers The two alligators under Madame Medusa's command.
Catchum Crocodile The Get Along Gang The show's main antagonist.
Christopher Christopher Crocodile An eponymous protagonist.
Crocodile Gentleman Witch Craft Works
Floyd and Jolene Kissyfur The antagonist alligators
Gretchen Camp Lazlo A girl scout alligator with an aggressive attitude.
Leatherhead Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles A mutant crocodile/alligator.
King Gator All Dogs Go to Heaven A giant alligator and New Orleans voodoo witch doctor living below the streets of New Orleans, who takes a liking to Charlie's voice.
Louis The Princess and the Frog A trumpet playing alligator.
Mama Croc Brandy and Mr. Whiskers Loving crocodile mother with baby crocodiles.
Roger The Penguins of Madagascar A sewer alligator who becomes one the zoo animals.
Shiro Love Hina A White Alligator
Snappy the Little Crocodile Schnappi A German cartoon Crocodile
Tick-Tock Peter Pan (1953 film) The crocodile who swallowed an alarm clock and is Captain Hook's biggest fear.
Wally Gator Wally Gator An alligator prone to mishaps.

Video games[edit]

Name Game Platform(s) Notes
King K. Rool Donkey Kong Country SNES · GBC · GBA · Wii An anthropomorphic Saltwater crocodile who is the main villain of many Donkey Kong games and commands the Kremlings.
Dr. Wani Frogger: Helmet Chaos Evil crocodile villain who owns a factory of mind control helmets from the mineral Crocodrite.[12]
Swampy, Allie and Cranky Where's My Water? iOS · Android · Windows Phone · Windows 8 · BlackBerry A trio of alligators.
Vector Knuckles' Chaotix Sega 32X · Microsoft Windows (via GameTap) A crocodile who is the "head honcho" and brains of the Chaotix Detective Agency.
Renekton League of Legends PC An anthropomorphic Crocodile based on Sobek, brother of another champion Nasus, who is based on Anubis.
Croc Croc: Legend of the Gobbos PS1 · Sega Saturn · PC A vegetarian Crocodile who was found in a river by the "Gobbos". He also has a Mum, Dad and little Brother.
Mz Ruby Sly Cooper PS2 A musical alligator Boss
Tuba Croc Tuba Croc PC A ragtime musician crocodile who plays jazz on tuba with his band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Blumenfeld (2006), Tools and Techniques for Character Interpretation, ISBN 9780879103262 
  2. ^ Jeremy Tambling (2009), Allegory, Routledge, ISBN 9780203462126 
  3. ^ Uspenski, Eduard (1994 (Russian version 1966)). Crocodile Gene and His Friends. Knopf Books. ISBN 978-0-67982-062-8. 
  4. ^ Kipling, Rudyard (1962 (first published 1902)). Just So Stories. Macmillan. pp. 45–56. 
  5. ^ Dahl, Roald (1978). The Enormous Crocodile. Jonathan Cape. 
  6. ^ Kelly, Lynne (2007). Crocodile: Evolution's greatest survivor. Orion. pp. 49–50. 
  7. ^ Kelly, Lynne (2007). Crocodile: Evolution's greatest survivor. Orion. pp. 45–46. 
  8. ^ Chok, Yoon Foo; Traditional (2008). "Outwitting a Crocodile: A Traditional Malaysian Folktale". Topics Magazine. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Maroon, Thomas; Maroon, Margaret; Holbert, Craig (2007). Akron-Canton Baseball Heritage. Arcadia Publishing. p. 8. 
  10. ^ Devaney, John (2008). The Full Points Footy Encyclopedia of Australian Football Clubs, Volume 1. Lulu.com. p. 492. 
  11. ^ "An Alligator Named Daisy". British Film Institute. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Harris, Craig. "IGN: Frogger: Helmet Chaos Review". October 10, 2005. IGN.