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Houdini, A.K.A. Experiment 604, is an illegal genetic experiment created by Jumba Jookiba. He is designed to turn entire armies and weapons invisible with a blink of his eyes, but had a flaw in his program that made him a coward on the battlefield. His one true place is as a Hollywood star magician, but his actions have promoted him to a shark tank attraction, where he makes sharks disappear to amaze crowds.

Background

Personality

Unlike the initial behavior of most experiments, Houdini has no destructive intent; on the contrary, he is a very timid and easily frightened experiment. He is shown to be scared by almost everything, suggesting he has panphobia. He's also easily intimidated and startled by loud noises. It took a tremendous effort for him to leave show biz to go help out his cousin Stitch, and even then he typically stays invisible 95% of the time.

Physical appearance

Houdini is a petite, cream-colored rabbit-like experiment. He has huge beady black eyes and even larger ears, but a small mouth with a tooth sticking out. His body has four brown spots on each elbow and knee, light pink markings around his eyes, chest, and stomach, dark pink stripes on his arms and legs, and purple markings on his back and ear tips.

Powers and abilities

Houdini can instantly render anything, including himself, invisible with a blink of his massive eyes, but can also make them reappear by blinking again. Houdini can choose whatever he wants to make invisible by looking at the target. However, his eyes are highly sensitive to camera flashes, as one flash temporarily blinds him, forcing him to blink repeatedly to try to get his vision back, and ends up making random things invisible due to the fact that he cannot see what he is doing. His invisibility also does not hide his body temperature, meaning he can be detected by infrared vision.

In "Snafu", Houdini is shown to have some telekinesis or at least street magic while performing to a crowd by levitating a card.

Appearances

Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Experiment 604 was the 604th genetic experiment created by Jumba with Hämsterviel's funding. He was designed to render entire armies and weapons invisible, but due to being cowardly, he instead kept turning himself invisible and fleeing the battlefield. 604 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.

604's pod was one of the twelve experiment pods recovered by Lilo and Stitch in "Drowsy".

On a small outdoor stage, Stitch and Pleakley rehearsed a magic act in front of Lilo, Nani, Jumba and a few experiments for Mertle's upcoming half birthday, but Stitch kept bungling the act with his failed tricks.

When Lilo realized that Stitch was having trouble, she asked Jumba if he had any experiments that could help with Stitch's magic act. Jumba then took out 604's pod, but warned that 604 had cowardly habits.

Using a leash as a restraint, Lilo activated 604 and named him Houdini. However, Houdini panicked and made himself invisible until Lilo pacified him, then trained him to turn things invisible upon hearing "Alakablooe" and vice versa upon hearing "Alakazoo" with a blink of his eyes.

During Mertle's party, Houdini secretly helped Stitch out with his magic act. However, the former was eventually caught in the act by Mertle, who photographed Houdini. The camera flash spooked Houdini, causing him to turn Stitch and numerous other things invisible, including himself.

Before Houdini became invisible, Gantu, who was looking for the experiment, spied on Stitch's magic act and spotted Houdini. However, Houdini escaped in fear when Gantu crashed the party. Later on, Mertle visited Lilo's house and condemned her for being a fraud before revealing the photo taken of Houdini.

To make matters worse, Mrs. Edmonds booked Mertle's aunt and her staff to witness Stitch's magic act. Lilo knew that Stitch couldn't possibly do magic without Houdini's help. While Stitch was invisible, Lilo adorned him in different ways so that she could still see him before they searched for Houdini.

Later, Gantu pursued an invisible Houdini through a jungle, while wearing special infrared goggles. However, the latter was able to slow Gantu down by turning palm trees and other obstacles invisible.

Before long, Houdini bumped into an invisible Stitch. The collision caused Lilo to touch what she thought was Stitch (but was actually an invisible Houdini) and pull into a bush with her. Gantu captured what he thought was Houdini (but was actually an invisible Stitch), which he took back to his ship.

Later, when Lilo grew suspicious of whom she thought was Stitch, she uttered the magic word for making things reappear, causing Houdini to make himself visible again. Lilo then realized that Gantu must have grabbed Stitch by mistake. When Pleakley scolded Houdini, the latter turned invisible out of fright and fled.

Meanwhile, an invisible Stitch began trashing stuff in Gantu's ship, making Gantu and Experiment 625 suspicious. Gantu eventually fired his plasma gun repeatedly in an attempt to subdue the invisible experiment. After a brief struggle, Stitch managed to escape the ship and reunite with Lilo. Additionally, she and Stitch recaptured Houdini after a long chase.

While Pleakley was being booed by the staff for stalling them with his promised magic act, Lilo, Stitch and Houdini arrived just in time. Houdini then made the old lighthouse disappear, much to Pleakley's relief. The crowd cheered, although when Lilo revealed Houdini, the people became intrigued and began taking flash photos of the experiment, causing him to make everything on Kauai disappear.

Shorty after, Houdini was found a one true place in Hollywood as a star magician.

In "Remmy", Houdini was one of the experiments in Lilo's dream, but he is barely seen behind Thresher and in front of 627.

Houdini reappeared in "Snafu", performing a magic act to a crowd by levitating a playing card using telekinesis.

Leroy & Stitch

The first 624 experiments, including Houdini, 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.

In the following battle between the experiments and the Leroy clones, Houdini evaded attacking Leroys by turning himself invisible.

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.

Stitch! anime

Houdini made an appearance in the Stitch! anime along with Frenchfry, Squeak, Pix, and Tickle-Tummy after Hämsterviel kicked them out for being considered useless.

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Trivia

  • Houdini was named after the famous Hollywood magician, Harry Houdini.
  • Houdini's picture in Lilo's experiment scrapbook is the same photo that Mertle took of him in his debut.
  • Houdini's pod color is yellow.
  • Houdini is described by the experiment computer screen as, "Experiment 604. Primary function: Invisibility generator."


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Video Games: Lilo & Stitch (GBA)Lilo & Stitch PinballLilo & Stitch: Hawaiian AdventureLilo & Stitch: Trouble in ParadiseDisney's Stitch: Experiment 626Lilo & Stitch's Island of AdventuresLilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel HavocKingdom Hearts IIStitch JamKingdom Hearts: Birth by SleepStitch Jam 2Stitch!Now (Stitch Cosplay) • Disney Magical WorldDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionDisney Magical World 2Disney Magic KingdomsDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Crossy RoadDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthIt's a Small WorldKaribuni MarketplaceStitch's Great Escape!Stitch and Friends Summer SurpriseStitch EncounterThe Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime SpectacularDisney's WishesFantasmic!Lilo's Luau & FunMax LIVE: Gettin’ Goofy With ItMickey and the Magical MapFashionable EasterMickey presents: "Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris"Stitch's Supersonic CelebrationSummer BlastThe Golden Mickeys
Parade: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksStitch's Summer Dance Bash
Firework: Celebrate the MagicCelebrate! Tokyo Disneyland
Halloween: Halloween Pop'n LIVE
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesWorld of Color: Season of Light

Characters
Immediate Pelekai ʻohana: Lilo PelekaiStitchNani PelekaiJumba JookibaPleakley

Franchise-wide Recurring Characters: David KawenaCaptain GantuJacques von HämstervielGrand CouncilwomanGalactic ArmadaUGF TroopersMertle EdmondsElena, Teresa, and YukiSusan HegartyCobra BubblesMoses PulokiMrs. HasagawaMr. and Mrs. PelekaiLukiIce Cream Man
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Characters: Mr. WongMrs. EdmondsAunt StacyOfficer KahikoKeoni JamesonMr. JamesonVictoriaMrs. PleakleyPixley PleakleyBertley PleakleyCharles and Mary
Series One-shots: Mitzi Suzuki and Kato StewartMerwin Finklestein and DeanEllen and LonaKinsey McKellyRingmasterMayor AnoloNicoléDr. Gladys OkraSaraMr. CooperChaps, Manny and SperkMortlegax
Stitch! Characters: Yuna KamiharaObaa KamiharaPennySashaTaroHiromanJessicaTigerlilyKennyAni PelekaiBooGooKijimunaaDelia
Stitch & Ai Characters: Wang Ai LingWang JiejieMeiyingDahu
Video Game Characters: Dr. Habbitrale
Experiments: ReubenSparkyJamDiggerMaryHuggoSlimyRichterPhantasmoClipMr. StenchySpookyHolioCannonballGigiYinYangKixxSplodyheadAmnesioSwirlyFibberTankSproutElasticoYaarp627DeforestatorZapTopperMeltyHoudiniFudgySinkerNosyFinderSlushyDupeHammerfaceHeatThresherPlasmoidShortstuffAngelFelixPoxyHunkahunkaSampleBabyfierBonnieClydeSluggerDrowsySpikeSqueakFrenchfrySwapperShoeBackhoePokiSlickSkipClinkCheckersPJPlootSnootyRetroBelleMorpholomewSpatsHecklerWishy-WashyPhoonBugbyShushLaxRemmyDoubledipGotchuForeheadHockerZawpMulchShredderPixBoomerMannersWoodyWrapperBlowhardDerrickAceGlitchWoopsSnafuNosoxStamenTickle-TummyLinkLeroyCloudyStopgoSplatSproingKernelCarmenChopsueyCyberShrinkFluteMrs. SicklyStankPopDorkifierWormholeToonsHertz DonutWelcoLoriderWitchSproutlingDark End
Other: Elvis PresleyPudgeJimmy the CockroachVarious AliensLeroy ClonesSergeant C4703BK2704-90210Skippy

Episodes
Season One: "Richter" • "Phantasmo" • "Clip" • "Mr. Stenchy" • "Spooky" • "Holio" • "Cannonball" • "Yapper" • "Yin-Yang" • "Kixx" • "Splodyhead" • "Amnesio" • "Swirly" • "Fibber" • "Tank" • "Sprout" • "Elastico" • "Yaarp" • "627" • "The Asteroid" • "Topper" • "Melty" • "Houdini" • "Sinker" • "Nosy" • "Finder" • "Slushy" • "Dupe" • "Shortstuff" • "Angel" • "Felix" • "Poxy" • "Hunkahunka" • "Sample" • "Babyfier" • "Bonnie & Clyde" • "Slugger" • "Bad Stitch" • "Drowsy"

Season Two: "Spike" • "Frenchfry" • "Swapper" • "Shoe" • "Slick" • "Skip" • "Checkers" • "PJ" • "Ploot" • "Snooty" • "Retro" • "Belle" • "Morpholomew" • "Spats" • "Heckler" • "Wishy-Washy" • "Phoon" • "Bugby" • "Rufus" • "Shush" • "Lax" • "Remmy" • "Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats/Ace" • "Glitch/Woops" • "Snafu" • "Link"

Songs
He Mele No LiloHeartbreak HotelStuck on YouSuspicious Minds(You're the) Devil in DisguiseHawaiian Roller Coaster RideAloha ʻOeHound DogBurning LoveCan't Help Falling in LoveRubberneckin'I Need Your Love TonightA Little Less ConversationAlwaysAloha, E komo MaiI'm So Lonesome I Could CryJailhouse Rock
Locations
HawaiiHonoluluKokaua TownLahui BeachLilo's HouseAnimal ShelterHula SchoolMertle's HouseMrs. Hasagawa's HouseBirds of Paradise HotelKilauea LighthouseKauai AirportRental HutBeach GymPineapple Water TowerFarmBugopolisHaunted HouseKiki's Coffee HutJapanese RestaurantBeauty ParlorJunior Dog ShowPet ShopCostumesHip Hop Fusion StudioOrchard Falls MallMartMacki Macaw'sFrench Fry'sShave IceWorld's Largest SandwichJumba & Pleakley's Bed & Not BreakfastBaseball FieldGolf CourseObservatoryUnderwater BaseWaialeale PeakAli'i TrailKimo's ArcadeOnaona Skunk FarmKokaua Wildlife PreserveMuseum of Natural History KauaiKokaua Town PrisonKokaua Town LanesLaundry StoreBakeryGas StationCinemaTuroPlorgonarPrison Asteroid K-37Jumba's LabG.A.C.C.Aloha StadiumLihue AirportOkinawa New Town
Objects
Experiment PodsExperiment Pod ContainerJumba's ComputerPlasma BlasterNet CannonGalactic Cell PhonePrison CapsuleSample ExtractorFusion ChamberProjectorTime MachineProtoplasmic Growth RayPlasmatic EnglobulatronLuggageScrumpLilo's Experiment BookStitch's SpacesuitStitch's NecklaceSpiritual Stone
Vehicles/Spaceships
Jumba's ShipGantu's ShipPolice CruisersThe Red OneYellow Plantation TrucksAHI Tanker TruckDr. Hämsterviel's ShipManta ShuttleHovercraftX-BuggyFederation ShipB.R.B. 9000G.A.C.C. Ship
See Also
Tantalog languageLilo & Stitch: Pre-9/11 Ending