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Citizens of Sugar Rush... all hail our rightful ruler, King Candy.
Sour Bill introducing King Candy

Turbo (better known as King Candy) is the main antagonist of Disney's 2012 animated feature film, Wreck-It Ralph. He was an exuberant, yet villainous racer obsessed with fame and attention. To preserve his position as the most popular racer in the arcade, King Candy usurped the throne of Princess Vanellope von Schweetz, and instilled himself as ruler of Sugar Rush.

Background

Back when the arcade first opened, TurboTime was, by far, the most popular game—and Turbo... he loved the attention.
Fix-It Felix, Jr.
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Turbo, King Candy's true identity.

Years before the events of the film, King Candy was originally known as Turbo, the protagonist of an old, classic racing game called TurboTime. TurboTime was considered to be the most popular game in the arcade, and Turbo loved the attention he gained from players as a result. When a new racing game called RoadBlasters got plugged in, however, the popularity of TurboTime would be overtaken. Out of jealousy, Turbo abandoned his own game and tried to take over the new one, though as a result, both games were considered defunct, and were unplugged for good; Turbo was presumed to have died alongside the cabinets. His actions were nicknamed "going Turbo", which was something that the video game characters were discouraged from doing (as abandoning his or her game and trying to take over another is a sure-fire way to get both games shut down).

Unknown to all, Turbo somehow survived the destruction of his game and remained in hiding for many years. Sometime in 1997, Sugar Rush was plugged in; a new racing game set in a candy-themed kingdom ruled by Princess Vanellope von Schweetz. Turbo hijacked Sugar Rush, broke into the game's code room, and transformed himself into a figure known as King Candy. He then tried to kill Princess Vanellope by deleting her code, but his attempt was unsuccessful, as his tampering only managed to turn her into a glitch. Unfazed, King Candy locked away all memories of Princess Vanellope, and manipulated the game's inhabitants into believing she was a threat to the game, which would turn the people of Sugar Rush against her. With Vanellope dethroned and her status erased from memory, King Candy was free to take over. During his reign, King Candy was often accompanied by his gloomy sour ball sidekick, Sour Bill.

Unfortunately for King Candy, his control over the game was not unassailable. If Vanellope were to cross the finish line in an official race, the game would reset, the memories would be released, and Vanellope's code would be restored. King Candy was aware of this, and with a team of anthropomorphic, confectionary henchmen — the most notable of which being his security guards, Wynnchel and Duncan — King Candy forbade Vanellope from racing and kept a strict, authoritative hold over the kingdom to ensure that she never did.

Official Description

All hail King Candy, ruler of the race track, captain of confectionery, sovereign of sugar. Not surprisingly, the most powerful figure in the Sugar Rush game is also the best racer on the track. He may look noble enough, but don't be fooled. This mysterious monarch rules his kingdom with a sugary fist and he is determined to keep his kingdom safe from glitches, rabble-rousers, and outsiders. Don't expect him to go easy on Ralph and Vanellope. The King is ably assisted by his strong-arming security donuts, Wynnchel and Duncan, and his diminutive henchman Sour Bill, a tiny little ball of un-sweetness.

Personality

From the beginning, Turbo was an arrogant and conceited character. He adored the attention given to him by gamers and the praise that came with being the star of a popular console. Having adopted an inflated ego, Turbo became obsessed with preserving his popularity, and was deathly determined to remain "the greatest racer" in the arcade—even if it meant taking over another game and eliminating the innocent in the process.

Turbo spent the latter half of his life as King Candy—the eccentric and flamboyant ruler of Sugar Rush. With a penchant for giggling, King Candy carried himself with a bubbly, yet posh conduct, giving off the impression that he was a benevolent and fun-loving ruler (his favorite pastime—apart from racing—included throwing candy to his adoring fans while shouting, "Have some candy!").

Underneath his jovial image, however, King Candy remained vain and corrupt. He was extremely possessive of Sugar Rush—demanding that he be addressed as the "rightful ruler" when introduced by Sour Bill—and flaunted his status as king by having his trademark and likeness plastered throughout the game. When threatened, King Candy's normally cheerful demeanor would become ruthless and violent. This, coupled with his dangerously short temper, hinted at the king's true nature. He also showed signs of sadism, being particularly fond of locking people in his "fungeon".

King Candy's most essential attribute was his intelligence. With this, he was able to remain in power for a total of fifteen years. He was cunningly deceptive, exploiting his noble appearance and charisma to manipulate those around him into believing his antagonistic actions were for the purpose of keeping Sugar Rush "safe". An example of this is when he manipulated Ralph into keeping Vanellope from racing, claiming that her life would be at risk should she ever do so.

King Candy developed throughout the film, both in appearance and motives. Having gone from a racer, to a king, to a virus, his motives elevated from a mere lust for fame and attention, to an additional lust for power and authority. Once he became a Cy-Bug, King Candy sought to not only rule Sugar Rush, but the entire arcade, and was looking forward to doing so. Traits like these are what ultimately make King Candy a virus, what video game characters christen as dangerous threats that can spread and control. In relation to this, he proved to be a difficult force to defeat, having endured two supposed "deaths" prior to his final demise—each time he resurfaced, Candy was more powerful and sinister than his previous incarnation.

In the end, King Candy can be considered as a sociopath. Beneath the mirage of a pleasant figure and comedic relief lies a wicked and psychopathic malefactor with a lack of boundaries and thirst for attention and power, willing to achieve these obsessions by any means necessary.

Physical appearance

Animator Zach Parrish was the supervising animator for the king. The filmmakers wanted to make King Candy a homage to the Mad Hatter from Disney's 1951 film Alice in Wonderland. King Candy is a diminutive elderly man with gray hair tufts and eyebrows. He has fair skin, brown eyes, rosy pink cheeks and a cartoonishly large, bulbous red nose. As Turbo, he was still short in stature, but had grayish/white skin and gleaming yellow eyes and teeth, giving him a ghostly appearance. Unlike King Candy, Turbo's nose is small and more realistic. Like the other characters of Sugar Rush, Candy had four fingers as opposed to Ralph, who had five.

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King Candy (left); Turbo (center); Cy-Bug King Candy (right).

As a regal king, King Candy wore a purple tailcoat with a white dress shirt and vest, covered in glitter, lace collar, and cuffs. There were also two golden buttons on the back of the tailcoat. A notable feature would also be his red bow-tie, which resembled a candy wrapper. He also wore poofy golden pants and purple slippers with red gumdrops at the tip that jingled whenever he moved frantically. The king's most notable feature would be his tiny, golden crown that is usually slanted atop his large head. During the races, the king would don a particular racing outfit that consisted of his prominent outfit, along with brown gloves, a large, golden helmet, which also had a tiny crown on top, and brown racing goggles with red lenses. In most promotional material, King Candy is seen with his miniature candy cane, which was only featured briefly in the film, in a compartment of his kart. As Turbo, the racer wore a white and red jumpsuit and helmet with the letter T on its front and back.

As a Cy-Bug, King Candy was about 30 feet long, and his face repeatedly transformed from King Candy to Turbo, though Candy was apparently the default face. He had the body structure of a silverfish and a mayfly, could curl into a ball for protection and had a neck that could expand in length. His colors consisted of mostly purple, orange, and pink, and the tip of his claws had a darker tone of purple. He also gained four orange striped legs, and two similarly-colored pincers located on his chest. His head also sported purple markings, which were also seen under his mouth. Candy's crown also changed, now having a spiky appearance and apparently became a permanent part of his body. His hair became feral and unkept, his purple eye shadow grew darker, and his teeth formed into large sharper canines, adding to his menacing Cy-Bug complexion. With his transformation, he gained sugarcoated, hot pink, wings for a flight that can fold in at will. Whenever his Cy-Bug programming occurred, King Candy's eyes turned blue and pixelated while the Turbo persona remained unchanged. Candy also retained his cuffs, lace collar, and red bow-tie with the transformation.

Powers and abilities

  • Master Racer: While not possessing any physical power or magical abilities at the start of the film, King Candy was easily known for his superb racing abilities.
  • Genius Intellect: Aside from racing, Candy was also shown to be highly intelligent and skillfully manipulative.
    • Hacking: King Candy was capable of manipulating himself and the world around him by turning himself from Turbo to King Candy and by dominating Sugar Rush and making it into his own domain, doing so stealthily so that he would avoid unplugging Sugar Rush as he had done to Roadblasters. This, of course, would be considered messing with the program, something that was forbidden in the arcade universe. Nevertheless, Candy was shown to have the dangerous ability to do so and secretly used it for his own selfish gain.
    • Deduction: King Candy was able of deduce the source of certain events and problems that come across him. When Ralph mentioned that Vanellope stole his medal, he immediately realized that it was the very same medal that Vanellope used to buy her way into the race. Also, when Vanellope did manage to race, he deduced that it was Ralph who let her out, as no other person was strong enough to do so, or that no-one else had bonded with her enough to have a reason to.
    • Manipulation: King Candy was also capable of manipulating people against each-other. He feigned compassion to Ralph, making him believe that the reason he couldn't let Vanellope race was to protect her and his entire kingdom, in order to get him to destroy her cart as well as her dreams.
  • Computer Virus Physiology: After becoming a deadly Cy-Bug, King Candy gained the ability to assimilate anything he desired into himself. Combining his new form with his intelligence, he could control numerous legions of Cy-Bugs at his command to spread and take over many other games without limiting the Cy-Bug army. With this, he became "the most powerful virus in the arcade" and was capable of dominating any and every game of his choice.
    • Superhuman Strength: In his new form, King Candy was shown to have an incredible physical strength that overpowered Wreck-It Ralph's tenfold, as he was shown to lift and thrash around the 643-pound bad-guy with great ease.
    • Flight: Candy also gained the ability to fly, and had great speed and velocity.
    • Spherical Form: Candy could curl into a ball for speed and protection.
    • Claws: Candy also had razor sharp claws and legs, which he repeatedly used in attempts to murder Wreck-It Ralph.

Appearances

Wreck-It Ralph

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King Candy and Sour Bill in Wreck-It Ralph.

King Candy is first seen at the race track in Sugar Rush, kicking off the daily Random Roster Race (the race that determines which nine racers will be featured on the game's roster for the day) as the Master of Ceremonies. After explaining the rules and regulations, Candy and the other racers begin to deposit their coins, which act as their entry fees into the race. Once they've all entered, the king notices a mysterious, hooded figure among the lineup, and suspiciously eyes them to discover their identify; the figure is soon revealed to be Vanellope. The crowd goes into panic at the sight of the glitch, and while trying to keep his composure, Candy furiously orders Wynnchel and Duncan to restrain her. Vanellope tries to escape in her makeshift kart, but a giant, taffy-covered "monster" arrives on the raceway and confronts her, causing mayhem and destruction in the process. All the while, Candy watches the whole spectacle and tries to both calm the panicking crowd down and demand the creature to stop his rampage, but to no avail. Eventually, the taffy monster ends up trapped in a giant cupcake, preventing him from movement, and allowing Vanellope to escape without effort.

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Candy and his henchmen meeting Ralph.

An exasperated King Candy watches as she does, telling Sour Bill that she mustn't be allowed to race. He then orders Wynnchel and Duncan to bring the captured taffy monster to his castle to receive punishment, which they oblige to. The "monster" reveals to be Wreck-It Ralph, the villain from the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.. Ralph explains that the "coin" Vanellope has inserted is actually his gold medal, and that he will leave Sugar Rush as soon as he gets it back. The King, however, tells Ralph that the medal has been inserted into the game's codes and can only be returned when someone wins the cup at the end of the race and earns it back. Ralph then openly plans to steal the medal back when it's won, angering the King to the point of banishing Ralph from Sugar Rush. He then heads out to find and capture Vanellope. Meanwhile, Ralph manages to escape the guards and eventually comes across Vanellope. Vanellope proposes that she and Ralph team up so that she can win the race, and earn back his medal. Ralph reluctantly agrees.

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King Candy in Sugar Rush's codes.

King Candy is later alerted by security of a break-in at his kart-baking factory. He ambushes the area with Wynnchel, Duncan, and a team of elite henchmen, but Ralph and Vanellope manage to escape with Vanellope's newly-built kart. An infuriated King Candy orders Wynnchel and Duncan to find Vanellope and destroy her kart. Back at the castle, the king fearfully paces back and forth in his throne room, while Sour Bill fans him. When Wynnchel and Duncan arrive to give a status report, it is learned that their efforts were futile. With no other choice, King Candy and Sour Bill violate the arcade's bylaws by heading to the lowest part of the castle, where they use a secret password to enter the game's code room. Within the forbidden realm, King Candy is able to obtain Ralph's medal, and heads out, alone, to find him, placing Sour Bill in charge during his absence.

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King Candy explaining Vanellope's "condition" to Ralph.

Eventually, Candy finds Ralph near Diet Cola Mountain. He reveals to have uncovered Ralph's medal and gladly returns it to him, claiming he only wants to be given a chance to explain his reasoning for Vanellope's treatment, in return. As Ralph listens intently, King Candy explains that Vanellope's glitching would have the players believe the game was broken, putting the cabinet in danger of being unplugged. While most of the citizens would be able to escape termination, Vanellope would be trapped and die alongside the cabinet, as glitches are unable to leave their games. King Candy asks Ralph to somehow keep Vanellope out of the race for her own safety; unwilling to take the risk, Ralph agrees and keeps to his promise by destroying Vanellope's kart. Afterward, Ralph leaves Sugar Rush and returns to his own game. At some point after Ralph's departure, King Candy captures Vanellope and sends her to the fungeon, locking her up in "glitch proof" chains. Back in the Fix-It Felix, Jr. cabinet, Ralph is able to spot the Sugar Rush console, and notices a picture of Vanellope being prominently displayed along the side, despite being a character that was "never meant to exist".

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King Candy violently tampering with Vanellope's code in Sour Bill's flashback.

Suspicious, Ralph returns to Sugar Rush and interrogates Sour Bill into revealing that Vanellope was once an actual racer until King Candy tried to delete her code, turning her into a glitch, though he can't remember why because his memories had been locked away. Bill goes on to explain that should Vanellope cross the finish line in a race, the game will reset, and she will no longer be a glitch. Ralph breaks Vanellope out of the fungeon and asks his friend Fix-It Felix, Jr. (who was trapped in the fungeon by Sour Bill) to repair her kart. Meanwhile, the Random Roster Race has begun, and Vanellope is considered a no-show, much to the king's delight. Upon entering, however, Vanellope quickly makes it to second place, only behind a still oblivious King Candy. Meanwhile, a swarm of Cy-Bugs originating from the game Hero's Duty, invade Sugar Rush and ravage through the kingdom. As citizens of the game evacuate, the crisis remains unbeknown to King Candy and Vanellope, who continue on with the race. Soon enough, Vanellope manages to pass King Candy (teasingly smirking at him in the process), much to the latter's shock.

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King Candy's true form is revealed.

Using one of the track's secret routes, King Candy ambushes Vanellope and viciously tries to ram her off the track. With his patience wearing thin, Candy grabs his kart's antenna and brutally attacks Vanellope with it, destroying portions of her kart in the process. Vanellope attempts to disarm him, and direct contact with her glitching suddenly—though briefly—reveals King Candy for who he really is: Turbo; a revelation much to the surprise of both Ralph and Felix, who witnessed the whole thing from the monitor. With his secret revealed, Turbo confesses his crime of reprogramming the world to Vanellope, and vows that he won't let her, Ralph, or anyone else take it back from him. Turbo then tries to kill Vanellope by ramming her into an oncoming stalagmite, but she is able to save herself by glitching out of Turbo's grasp. Turbo attempts to chase Vanellope down, but the original Cy-Bug that spawned the invasion blocks his path and devours him alive.

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King Candy as a Cy-Bug.

Meanwhile, the Cy-Bugs have multiplied and ravaged through Sugar Rush, turning it into an apocalyptic wasteland with seemingly no chance of survival. Fortunately for the heroes, Ralph formulates a plan to erupt Diet Cola Mountain and create a beacon of lava that will attract the bugs to their destruction. On the mountain's summit, Ralph is confronted by Turbo, who fused with the Cy-Bug that devoured him. Turbo declares that, because of Ralph, he is now the most powerful virus in the arcade and can take over every game. Before doing so, the vengeful Turbo attacks Ralph in attempts to kill him, though the bad-guy is more preoccupied with trying to set off the volcano. Eventually, Turbo gets the upper hand and flies Ralph into the air, where he sadistically forces Ralph to watch helplessly as Vanellope is cornered by a swarm of Cy-Bugs.

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A mesmerized King Candy, mindlessly flying into his fiery death.

Giddy at the thought of his two enemies nearing their demise, Turbo declares it's "game over" for both Ralph and Vanellope. Ralph retorts by breaking free of Turbo's grasp and plummeting towards the mountain; the impact of his fall successfully sparks an eruption that produces a bright beacon of lava. As the lava towers over the kingdom, the Cy-Bugs mindlessly fly into the light and are vaporized upon contact. Though initially unaffected, Turbo gradually succumbs to his Cy-Bug programming, and makes a panicked attempt to overcome it. His efforts are unsuccessful, however, resulting in the horrified Turbo flying into the light and inadvertently killing himself. As characters who die outside their own games are unable to regenerate, he is ultimately gone for good. Following Turbo's death, Vanellope safely makes it across the finish line, thus finishing the race and resetting the game. This restores Vanellope's code and position as sovereign, while King Candy's hold over the citizens' memories is obliterated, freeing them from their binds.

Printed media

Junior novelization

In the junior novelization for Wreck-It Ralph, King Candy's actions during the climax were slightly different. After Vanellope escaped Candy's clutches following the Turbo reveal, the King escaped the tunnel, unharmed, and witnessed the Cy-Bug invasion with his own eyes as he drove out and towards the finish line, pursuing Vanellope. Furious at the sight of "his" game in ruins, Candy began to rant, swearing revenge on Ralph for the destruction he's caused. His cries were cut off, however, when a Cy-Bug swooped down and grabbed the King in his pincers, carrying him into the air before devouring him.

After the final battle with Ralph and Diet Cola Mountain was erupted, Cy-Bug King Candy would grab onto a candy cane tree branch, frantically trying to prevent his oncoming destruction. However, the branch he grabbed was a double-stripe, which are known to dissolve into oblivion upon physical contact, resulting in King Candy losing his only chance of survival (echoing Vanellope's comments on the matter during her introduction in the film), flying into the lava and to his death.

Video games

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King Candy in Disney INFINITY.

King Candy, in his Cy-Bug form, appears as a silent, non-playable character in the game, first appearing as part of the Sugar Rush-themed circuit in the Toy Box Speedway. He is first seen hovering over the tracks during the race's second lap, and again for the remaining laps, on ground level.

King Candy can additionally be unlocked for the Toy Box, to appear as a decorative, animated set piece.[1] He is unlocked after receiving a required amount of tokens in the Sugar Rush circuit of the Toy Box Speedway.

Disney Crossy Road

King Candy appears as an unlockable playable character in the 'Rare' class. He sometimes throws candy when he walks. Turbo appears in the 'Enchanted' class, while Cy-Bug King Candy appears in the 'Rare' class, as well.

Other games

In the online, multiplayer version of Disney Magical World (named Disney Magic Castle in Japan), King Candy was once among the characters seen in Castleton. By approaching him, players were able to unlock Wreck-It Ralph-themed costumes for their avatars.

Disney Parks

Disneyland Resort

In the 2015 rendition of World of Color in Disney California Adventure, King Candy (as a Cy-Bug) appears during the montage celebrating villains.

Walt Disney World

During Epcot's Food & Wine Festival of 2017, a figurine of King Candy was featured in a chocolate diorama display based on Wreck-It Ralph.

Disney Cruise Line

King Candy's likeness is also featured aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship, as part of the Sugar Rush-themed area, "Vanellope's Sweet Treats", in the form of a statue, among others. A dessert treat served at the cabana is also named after him.

Relationships

Wiki
The Disney Wiki has an article focusing on the relationships of King Candy.

Gallery

Wiki
The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to King Candy.

Trivia

  • King Candy bears a striking resemblance to the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Animator Zach Parrish even noted that the overall design of King Candy was based on the Hatter.
    • The Hatter's original voice actor, Ed Wynn, was also used as a reference for the king, specifically by Candy's voice actor, Alan Tudyk.
  • While not having a villainous musical number, King Candy has a recurring theme that plays during most of his scenes, including his final moments in the climax.
    • On a similar note, director Rich Moore stated that King Candy was actually meant to have a musical number in the film that explained how disputes were settled in the realm of Sugar Rush. It was written by Bobby and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and was to be in the style of the Sherman Brothers' music.[2]
  • The TurboTime arcade cabinet looks like that of the Namco arcade game Rally X. Turbo also seems to be based on the artwork on the side.
  • King Candy's kart originally belonged to Vanellope, as she is seen driving it on the Sugar Rush cabinet's artwork.
  • His kart's honk in the throne room is the U.S. Presidential Anthem, "Hail to the Chief."
  • A poster of Turbo is seen on the subway wall in the entrance to Sugar Rush. This could foreshadow King Candy's real identity.
  • Some graffiti art of a crown with the initials K.C. below it can be seen on the subway wall when Ralph and the villains exit Pac-Man.
  • When King Candy heads to Sugar Rush's codes, he uses the Konami Code as a password to enter the realm in which the codes lie.
    • The Konami Code is written on a napkin from Tapper's.
  • The character of King Candy has gained critical acclaim from both critics and fans, praising the character's writing, voice work, and the nod to Ed Wynn, making him one of the most popular Disney villains of all time.
  • During the throne room scene when King Candy orders Wynchell and Duncan to free Ralph from the cupcake he was trapped in, the king struts away with his feet spinning as he lifts each foot before they hit the ground. This walk style is a possible reference to the hunters Misha, Yasha, and Vladimir from Peter and the Wolf, as they walked in a similar fashion as they followed Peter into town all the while carrying the captured Wolf in the ending.
  • One of the mural illustrations inside the Fungeon shows a clown in a race car showing a face similar to that of Turbo's.
  • Turbo, in a sense, is essentially the complete opposite of Ralph: while Ralph is programmed to be a villain in his own game, but is kind-natured, cares for the other characters in his game despite how they treat him, and becomes the hero of this film, Turbo, on the other hand, despite being programmed to be the hero of his former game, is actually arrogant and mean-spirited, has no value for anyone else besides himself, and becomes the main antagonist. In fact, Turbo is actually even a brief glimpse of the type of person Ralph would've become had he become too obsessed with getting what he wanted instead of doing the right thing (thus becoming a "true" villain). This is a very rare reversal of traditional character roles that occurs in Disney films.
  • While most video game characters, upon leaving their own game and entering another, had to change their appearance so that they would resemble their destination game's art style upon entering (for example, 8-bit characters like Ralph and Felix would become CG-rendered if they enter a modern video game, and vice versa for modern characters like Calhoun if they enter an older one), Turbo does not: upon arriving in RoadBlasters, he simply remains 8-bit causing various sprites of himself to appear all over that game and therefore causing it to crash.
  • He seems to represent the deadly sin of envy, as his jealousy of RoadBlasters lead to it and TurboTime being unplugged, and pride, in the fact he was afraid that his seat of authority would be taken by Ralph.
  • When Fix-It Felix explains Turbo's backstory, Turbo's game, TurboTime, was right next to Ralph's and Felix's game, Fix-It Felix, Jr. this could mean that the two game characters knew each other before the events of the film.
  • There are some subtle hints proving that King Candy is Turbo in disguise:
    • When he sees Ralph's face, he immediately recognizes him, due to their games being next to each other in the past.
    • When he learns that Ralph has game-jumped, he begins to overreact and accuses Ralph of "going Turbo" and attempting to take over his game.
    • He has access and knowledge of Sugar Rush's code and used it to get the medal even though he claimed no one could regain the medal, making his true motives questionable.
    • He is a powerful racer with great intolerance to losing.
    • In Felix's flashback, Turbo's voice sounded eerily similar to King Candy's.
    • He bears little to no resemblance to the other racers' anime-like style (looking more like an American 1940s cartoon character), hinting he is not truly from Sugar Rush.
    • King Candy's data box is noticeably larger than the other data boxes in the CPU room.
    • Just before he lies to Ralph about Vanellope and her game causing Ralph to destroy her go-kart, King Candy can be seen panicking as Ralph tries to attack him, not out of cowardice, but rather because he is actually aware that he is not supposed to be in that game.
  • Early on in the film's development, King Candy was a separate character from the character of Turbo. He was still, however, an antagonist and the usurper of Vanellope's throne. It wasn't until later on during the course of production that the filmmakers decided to have King Candy and Turbo become one character.[3]
  • King Candy was initially intended to reform by the end of the film before the filmmakers decided to have him remain a villain throughout the entire course of the story.[3]
  • Even after his identity is revealed, the credits, closed captions, and even fans of the film still refer to Turbo as King Candy, possibly due to the amount of time he spent in the film in his King Candy persona.
  • Though there are some fans who have theorized that King Candy could have been a legitimate character in Sugar Rush before Turbo took over, Raymond S. Persi has officially stated on his Tumblr blog that the King Candy character was an identity fabricated by Turbo.[4][5]
  • Ironically, King Candy's line when he speaks to Ralph about Vanellope ("Heroes have to make the tough choices, don't they?") indirectly foreshadowed Ralph's tough choice in sacrificing himself to save the arcade at the film's climax.
  • During the scene where King Candy reveals himself to be Turbo, if one pauses the movie at the right time, they will find a split second frame of Turbo looking at the camera, smiling while giving a thumbs-up. This is likely an Easter egg.
  • In the Mickey Mouse episode "Bad Ear Day", a sign with King Candy's name can be seen on one of the buildings.
  • King Candy was mentioned in the television series, Psych, in the episode, "S.E.I.Z.E. the Day".
  • Alan Tudyk once stated that King Candy was amongst his darkest roles.[6]
  • Interestingly, King Candy is the first character to be associated with two significant tropes that would consecutively go on to appear in the Walt Disney Animation Studios features following Wreck-It Ralph: Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia and Moana.
    • Each film has included a role voiced by Alan Tudyk (this was a direct result on his garnered acclaim as King Candy).
    • Each film had their respective main villains involved in a major plot twist.
  • In Disney Magical World 2, a treat called "King Candy's Sweet Tea" is available with the Sugar Rush party pack.
  • The floral depiction of King Candy on the Sugar Rush speedway greatly resembles the floral arrangement of Mickey Mouse at the entrance to Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland.

References


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Media
Film: Wreck-It RalphRalph Breaks the Internet

Video games: Video gameDisney INFINITYDisney Crossy RoadDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: Little Golden BookOne Sweet RaceSugar RushWreck-It Ralph: The Junior NovelizationI'm Gonna Wreck It!Disney Christmas Storybook Collection
Music: SoundtrackSongs and Story: Wreck-It Ralph

Disney Parks
The Magic of Disney Animation

Firework: Celebrate the Magic
Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Christmas: Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Characters
Original: Wreck-It RalphVanellope von SchweetzFix-It Felix, Jr.Sergeant CalhounKing CandySour BillTaffyta MuttonfudgeWynnchel and DuncanGeneNicelandersCy-BugsStan LitwakMoppet GirlCandleheadRancis FluggerbutterSugar Rush RacersSugar Rush CitizensSurge ProtectorDevil DogsHero's Duty TroopsCameos

Sequel: YesssShankKnowsMoreEeyoreSnow WhiteCinderellaAuroraArielBelleJasminePocahontasMulanTianaRapunzelMeridaAnnaElsaMoanaC-3PO

Locations
Fix-It Felix Jr.Sugar Rush (Sugar Rush Castle) • Game Central StationHero's DutyLitwak's ArcadeBad-AnonTurboTimeInternet
Songs
When Can I See You Again?CelebrationSugar RushShut Up and DriveWreck It, Wreck-It RalphMarch of the Oreos
Objects
Magic HammerMedal of HeroesGold CoinVanellope's Racing KartsCandy KartRoyal RacerKing Candy's caneCherryArcade PrizesKing Candy's Chest
See Also
Disney Revival


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Games
Disney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionDisney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition
Playable Characters
Disney INFINITY: Jack SparrowMr. IncredibleSulleySorcerer MickeyLightning McQueenWoodyMaterBuzz LightyearMike WazowskiRandall BoggsHector BarbossaDavy JonesElastigirlDash ParrViolet ParrSyndromeJohn ReidTontoJack SkellingtonPhineas FlynnPerry the PlatypusJessieWreck-It RalphVanellope von SchweetzRapunzelElsaAnnaHolley ShiftwellFrancesco Bernoulli

Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition: Iron ManCaptain AmericaHulkBlack WidowThor OdinsonHawkeyeNick FuryLoki LaufeysonMaleficentMeridaSpider-ManVenomIron FistNovaGreen GoblinRocket RaccoonGrootStar-LordGamoraDrax the DestroyerStitchTinker BellAladdinJasmineDonald DuckBaymaxHiro HamadaFalconYonduSam FlynnQuorra
Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition: YodaUltronLuke SkywalkerFa MulanAnakin SkywalkerLeia OrganaHan SoloAhsoka TanoDarth VaderDarth MaulObi-Wan KenobiFinnReyPoe DameronKylo RenJoySadnessAngerFearDisgustMinnie MouseOlafChewbaccaHulkbuster Iron ManEzra BridgerKanan JarrusGarazeb OrreliosSabine WrenBoba FettSpotJudy HoppsNick WildePeter PanBalooCaptain America - The First AvengerBlack PantherVisionAnt-ManAliceMad HatterTimeDoryNemo

Non-Playable Characters
Disney INFINITY: HammRexSlinky DogEmperor ZurgJoshamee GibbsPintel and RagettiEdna ModeRick DickerMirageLuigiRamoneFloChick HicksThe KingGuidoFinn McMissileCarla VelosoTractorsArtScott "Squishy" SquibblesTerri and Terry PerryDon Carlton

Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition: WaspCaptain MarvelAnt-Man (Hank Pym)SifMODOKFrost GiantsIron PatriotWinter SoldierMysterioDoctor OctopusBlack CatWhite TigerPower ManJ. Jonah JamesonCosmo the SpacedogThe CollectorThe WitchPleakleyGolden Harp
Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition: R2-D2C-3POJabba the HuttJar Jar BinksMace WinduPadmé AmidalaKing CandyMarshmallowYokaiBattle DroidsMarlinBruceAnglerfishSeagullsHankDestinyBaileyJellyfish

Objects
Cruella's carRatcatcherPumpkin CoachLightsaberDarkwing Duck's gas gunBlack PearlIdentity DiscPlasma Blaster Mark ICandy KartKing Candy's Royal RacerPizza Planet truckRecognizerLight RunnerPixar BallThe Jolly Roger (Disney Parks version) • The Electric Mayhem BusBaseball Launcher


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Members
The Evil QueenChernabogQueen of HeartsCaptain HookMaleficentCruella de VilUrsulaJafarScarHadesDoctor Facilier

Other Members: Big Bad WolfPeteThe Headless HorsemanMortimer MouseBr'er FoxBr'er BearHonest John and GideonStromboliThe CoachmanMonstroRingmasterPink ElephantsDiabloHitchhiking GhostsLonesome GhostsLady TremaineAnastasia TremaineDrizella TremaineLuciferMr. SmeeSi and AmJasper and HoraceMadam MimKaaShere KhanEdgar BalthazarPrince JohnSir HissSheriff of NottinghamMadame MedusaAmos SladeHorned KingRatiganFeliciaBill SykesHeffalumpsWoozlesFlotsam and JetsamPercival McLeachGastonIagoShenzi, Banzai, and EdOogie BoogieGovernor RatcliffeClaude FrolloPain and PanicFatesShan YuClaytonYzmaKronkCaptain GantuDr. HämstervielDOR-15Michale "Goob" YagoobianQueen NarissaLawrenceMother GothelThe Stabbington BrothersKing CandySour BillHansYokaiTamatoa
Pixar Villains: Sid PhillipsHopperEmperor ZurgRandall BoggsHenry J. Waternoose IIISyndromeLots-o'-Huggin' Bear
Guest Villains: Sarah SandersonWinifred SandersonMary Sanderson

Disney Parks
Celebrate A Dreams Come True ParadeCelebrate the MagicCinderella Castle Mystery TourClub VillainDisney's FantillusionDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Not-So-Scary Halloween ShowDisney's Once Upon a Dream ParadeDisney Dreams!Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen BeforeFantasmic!Feel the MagicFrightfully Fun ParadeGlow in the Park Halloween ParadeHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularInferno Dance PartyIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsIt's Good to Be Bad Villainous CelebrationIt's Party Time... with Mickey and Friends... and the Disney VillainsMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeMickey and his Magic Halloween NightRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeSorcerers of the Magic KingdomThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Nightmare ExperimentThe Villains WorldUnleash the VillainsVillains GardensVillainy in the SkyVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!Villains Tonight!WishesWorld of Color
Media
Mickey's House of VillainsOnce Upon a HalloweenDisney Villains: Simply Sinister Songs

Video Games: Disney Villains ChallengeDisney's Villains' Revenge
Books: Disney Villains: The Essential GuideDisney Villains: Delightfully Evil: The Creation • The Inspiration • The Fascination

See Also
Miscellaneous Disney villains


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Disney Crossy RoadSoundtrack
Disney
Mickey Mouse & Friends: MickeyMinnieDonaldDaisyGoofyPlutoFifiPeteClarabelle CowHorace HorsecollarWillie the GiantChip and DaleMortimer MouseChief O'HaraDetective CaseyButch the BulldogGolden HarpPeter Pig

The Lion King: SimbaNalaShenzi, Banzai, and EdOstrichGrubZazuRafikiTimonPumbaaMufasaScar
Tangled: RapunzelFlynn RiderStabbington BrothersPug ThugsPascalMaximusMother GothelThe KingCaptain of the Guards
Wreck-It Ralph: RalphVanellopeFelixSgt. CalhounKing CandyTaffytaCandleheadSurge ProtectorGeneNicelandersRancisOther Sugar Rush RacersSour Bill
Big Hero 6: Hiro HamadaBaymaxRobert CallahaganGo Go TomagoWasabiFredFred's FatherTadashi HamadaCassYamaAlistair Krei
Zootopia: Judy HoppsNick WildeFlashClawhauserGazelleYaxBogoMayor LionheartBellwetherDougFinnickMr. BigMr. OttertonManchasGideonJerry Jumbeaux Jr.NangaPriscillaStu HoppsBonnie HoppsBusiness LemmingDuke WeaseltonFru Fru
The Jungle Book: MowgliKaaBalooAkelaShere KhanColonel HathiKing LouieBandar-Log Monkey
Alice Through the Looking Glass: Alice KingsleighDormouseTweedledee and TweedledumBandersnatchBayardWhite QueenMarch HareWhite RabbitMad HatterAbsolemTimeHumpty DumptyRed Queen
Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack SparrowWill TurnerElizabeth SwannJoshamee GibbsTia DalmaJames NorringtonMartyCottonBootstrap Bill TurnerPintelRagettiAngelicaBlackbeardPrison Dog
Aladdin: AladdinJasmineThe SultanPrince AchmedGazeemRazoulRajahIagoAbuGenieJafarMagic CarpetPink FlamingoBeggar JafarGolden Scarab BeetleMagic LampSnake Charmer
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack SkellingtonSallyLock, Shock, and BarrelOogie BoogieSanta Claus
Mulan: MulanYao, Ling, and Chien PoFa LiFa ZhouHayabusaKhanCri-KeeLittle BrotherMushuShan YuCaptain Li ShangThe Emperor of ChinaThe MatchmakerGeneral LiGrandmother FaFirst Ancestor FaChi-FuGreat Stone Dragon
Moana: MoanaSinaFrigatebirdChief TuiGramma TalaPuaKakamora ChiefMauiHeiHeiGhost MataiTamatoa
Beauty and the Beast: BelleMauriceChip PottsMrs. PottsGastonLeFouFrouFrouChapeauPlumetteBeastCogsworthLumièreThe Enchantress
Lilo & Stitch: Lilo PelekaiNani PelekaiDavid KawenaMrs. HasagawaMertle EdmondsStitch
DuckTales: Scrooge McDuckDonald Duck (Classic)Huey, Dewey, and LouieWebbigail VanderquackMrs. BeakleyBeagle Boys (Big Time, Burger, and Bouncer)GyroDarkwing DuckFalcon GravesPixiu Chinese DragonPeghook's GhostLaunchpad McQuackHack and Slash SmashnikovGizmoduckMagica's ShadowMa BeagleFlintheart GlomgoldPharaoh Toth-RaHeadless Man-Horse

Pixar
Toy Story: WoodyJessieBuzz LightyearHammEmperor ZurgRexSlinky DogMrs. NesbitBo PeepWheezyBabyheadBullseyeLennyThe ProspectorMint in the Box ProspectorTrixieBig BabyGreen Army MenBabyfaceJaney DollStretchBookwormRocky GibraltarMr. PricklepantsChucklesButtercup

Inside Out: JoySadnessAngerDisgustFearBing BongFrank and DaveForgettersJanglesRainbow Unicorn
Finding Dory: DoryDebGurglePearlSheldonTadGillBloatSquirtNemoMarlinJacquesBubblesDestinyBaileyGeraldHankCrushMr. Ray
Monsters, Inc.: BooSmittyNeedlemanWaxfordC.D.A. AgentMike WazowskiCelia MaeFlintMr. WaternooseJames P. SullivanRandall BoggsRozPhlegmTonySimulation KidGarbage KidHarleySpike
The Incredibles: Bob ParrHelen Parr

Disney Parks
The Haunted Mansion: Professor Phineas PlumpMaidGargoyleCaretaker and DogButlerSally SlaterExecutionerSpiderMadame LeotaRavenConstance Hatchaway

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