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Pleakley
Pleakley
Background information
Feature films Lilo & Stitch
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
Stitch! The Movie
Leroy & Stitch
Short films
Television programs Lilo & Stitch: The Series
Stitch!
Video games Lilo & Stitch
Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition
Disney Magical World 2
Park attractions Stitch's Great Escape!
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Lilo & Stitch:
Ruben A. Aquino
Barry Temple
Robert Bryan
Rune Brandt Bennicke
Lilo & Stitch 2:
Nadine Wagner-Westerbarkey (supervising animator)
Voice Kevin McDonald
Ted Biaselli (Stitch! English dub)
Performance model
Designer Byron Howard
Chris Sanders
Inspiration Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger from the M*A*S*H saga
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Wendy Pleakley
Other names Walking Noodle (referred to by Nani)
Aunt Ophelia (in the episode "Phoon")
Mrs P. Leakley (referred to in letter)
Personality Paranoid, pretentious, curious, protective, emotional, nagging, cautious, intelligent, effeminate
Appearance Slender lime-green space creature, one eye and antenna on his head, a pair olive spots vertically on the back of his head, 3 short legs, a pair of lavender tongues, only thin black eyebrow, a pair of 2 fingers, slender arms
Occupation Galactic Federation Agent (formerly), Galactic Alliance Community College Chair of Earth Studies (formerly)
Alignment
Affiliations
Alignment Neutral, later good
Goal To capture Stitch (formerly)
Home Lilo's House in Hawaii
Izayoi Island, off the coast of Okinawa (in Stitch!)
Relatives
Pets
Allies Jumba Jookiba, Lilo, Stitch, Yuna, Nani, David, Angel, Reuben, Captain Gantu, Experiments, Kim Possible, Rufus, Ron Stoppable, Sargeant C4703BK2704-90210
Minions
Enemies Dr. Hämsterviel, Leroy, Captain Gantu (formerly)
Likes Cleanliness, safety, cross-dressing, sewing, Earth studies, mosquitoes, Mr. Stenchy's odor
Dislikes Dirt, filth, danger, black holes, Jumba's evil experiments, Gantu, his mother's nagging, Stitch's mischief
Powers and abilities
Weapons
Fate Lives in Hawaii with Lilo and Stitch.
Lives on Izayoi island (in "Stitch!").
Quote "Fascinating!"
"Stop! That girl is part of the mosquito food chain. Here! Educate yourself!"
Agent Pleakley, at your service.
―Pleakley

Agent Wendy Pleakley is a major character in the Lilo & Stitch franchise. He served as the secondary antagonist for a majority of the original film, but later evolved into a supporting protagonist for the remainder of the series.

A former member of the Galactic Federation, Pleakley reluctantly became Jumba Jookiba's partner when forced to assist him in capturing the escaped Stitch, and is now best friends with the former evil scientist.

Pleakley is voiced by Kevin McDonald.

Background

Pleakley is a one-eyed, "noodly" alien from the planet of Plorgonar and, as mentioned above, is a former member of the Galactic Federation, serving as their "Earth expert", and seemingly held in high regards, as he was summoned once the Grand Councilwoman demanded an Earth expert in her presence during the initial escape and pursuit of Stitch. However, whether or not Pleakley had traveled to Earth prior to the events of the film is questionable, though his childlike fascination and wonder of the planet shown throughout imply that he has not, and is merely one who studies from afar.

Physical Description

Pleakley is a slender lime-green alien. In his "agent" form, he wears a blue agent uniform with gold epaulets that carry brownish-gold trimmings, three matching vertical buttons, matching wrist linings, and matching brooch with a small red jewel on it. He also wears a black belt with a round gold buckle and brown pouch with a flap on his left. In his "housewife" form, he wears an orange sleeveless jumpsuit with white muumuu designs on it and a matching sarong. He also at times wears a feminine brown wig on his head.

Personality

Pleakley is a fairly over-the-top, and obsessive character, prone to panicking and making a large fuss over the smallest things, though in his perspective, they often mean a great deal. His actions are often performed out of raw emotion, a false sense of logic, and ignorance, and as such, he can sometimes be seen as a nuisance to the other characters, especially considering the prominent prideful side of his personality. Despite this, Pleakley generally means well, and has no ill-intentions or vendettas against other members of the cast, unlike the majority characters in the film. Instead, Pleakley's primary goal is to keep peace, while ensuring his missions and ambitions are met with success, whether they be capturing Stitch, or simply gaining a better understanding of Earth and its customs.

Pleakley has a massive fascination with Earth, its customs, and even its atmosphere. He finds just about everything unbelievably rich from mere rocks to holidays. At some points in the series, though, he voices his belief that Earth technology is rather primitive, and is shown to have a disliking towards some of its customs, such as its oceanic wildlife.

He is undoubtably loyal to the Galactic Federation, and the rules they set, which often causes conflict with rule-bending and rebellious characters such as Jumba, and Stitch. Despite this, Pleakley and Jumba have grown a strong bond over the course of the franchise, considering each other best friends, despite having no desire to work together in the original film. This is mostly seen in the television series, as well as the sequel, Stitch Has a Glitch. Also seen in the latter film, Pleakley is a supportive friend, and is shown to serve as Jumba's confidante, as well as an effective motivator of sorts, which is specifically interesting due to Jumba's equally prideful (if not a tad more so) opinion on himself.

Pleakley is also known for his habit of wearing women's clothing, originally as a disguise in the first film, but as the franchise grew, he began wearing them regularly, apparently finding them more comfortable and fashionable than men's clothing, as Pleakley is quite obsessed with fashion in some points of the series.

Appearances

Lilo & Stitch

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Pleakley in Lilo and Stitch.

Pleakley, seemingly being an Earth expert, is first called forth by the Grand Councilwoman after the fugitive Experiment 626 crash landed on the planet Earth. Pleakley requests back-up through someone with a strong affiliation with 626 in order for the capture to go smoothly. He is paired with 626's creator Dr. Jumba Jookiba. The duo travel to Earth and land in Hawaii, where Stitch currently resides. They quickly spot him exiting an animal shelter with a human girl named Lilo. Jumba nearly blasts both Lilo and 626 (now named "Stitch" by Lilo), but Pleakley interferes and prevents the blast. He feels the human race shouldn't be affected by the hunt in any way and that they should disguise themselves to blend in.

However, Jumba realizes Stitch is simply using Lilo as a human shield, which he claims is low even for Stitch himself. For the entire day, Jumba and Pleakley followed Stitch all over the island and that night, at a luau, they make their first attempt, using alien bait (a green, amethyst-spotted chicken-like drumstick) to lure Stitch to them, but Stitch bites on to Pleakley's head before he is able to handcuff him. Nani, Lilo's older sister, arrives and removes Stitch. Later on that night, Pleakley and Jumba rested on a hill overlooking Lilo's home where they have a perfect view of Stitch.

The next day, at the beach, Pleakley and Jumba once again make an attempt to capture Stitch but fail yet again. Soon after their latest fail, the Grand Councilwoman contacts Pleakley and fires them. As a result, Jumba now has no restrictions on the capture of Stitch and can cause as much destruction as he wants. After a destructive battle in Lilo's house with Stitch, Lilo is accidentally kidnapped by Gantu, who was hired by the Grand Councilwoman to capture Stitch in place of Pleakley and Jumba. The duo successfully capture Stitch anyway, but are confronted by Nani, who witnessed Lilo's kidnapping and blamed Stitch for it. Jumba agrees to help Nani and Stitch rescue Lilo with Pleakley joining reluctantly. They chase after Gantu with their ship. Stitch successfully rescues Lilo and when they return to the island, the Grand Councilwoman leaves Stitch in the custody of Lilo and Nani. Jumba and Pleakley are also left behind on Earth and become additions to Lilo's "ohana".

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch

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Pleakley in Stitch Has a Glitch.

Pleakley (now living with Lilo and Nani) has become comfortable with his new life on Earth, but soon enough, Stitch becomes out of control during a family movie night. Jumba fears the worst and heads to his ship, having Pleakley follow. Pleakley spends most of his time trying to find out what's wrong with Stitch and beholds a chilling discovery: Stitch is on the verge of death. Together, Pleakley and Jumba work together to create a machine to save Stitch.

A side story involving Pleakley revolves around David, who believes Nani is losing interest in him. Pleakley comes to his aid and tries to give advice on romance.

Stitch! The Movie

Pleakley appears in the film, trying to help free Jumba from Gantu and Dr. Hämsterviel. He is now referred to as Lilo's "aunt". At the end of the film, Pleakley tries to return home, but the ship leaves without him and Jumba. He then accepts the fact that he's on Earth and teams up with Lilo, Stitch and Jumba to capture the remaining experiments.

Lilo & Stitch: The Series

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Pleakley in the animated series.

In the television series, Pleakley is a main character, appearing in almost every episode. Like his previous appearances, he is under the guise of Lilo's "aunt" and is rather easily fascinated by what he and Jumba calls "primitive earth technology and customs" such as comic books and reality television.

In one episode, he had a brief mock engagement with Nani to placate his pushy visiting mother. In this same episode, he also had a mock engagement to Jumba. Pleakley's mother is concerned that he has not found "the right girl" and that he is not married. Pleakley feels he must pretend to be married for his mother to approve and accept him. When his family arrives on Earth for the mock wedding of Nani and Pleakley, he reveals that he is happy being who he is, which includes being unmarried. After that, his family becomes more understanding of him and loves him for who he is.

Leroy & Stitch

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Pleakley in Leroy and Stitch

As a reward for his help in capturing and taming all of Jumba's 625 experiments, he is granted a position at Galactic Alliance Community College as Head of Earth Studies. He gets an assistant (who is excited to learn he has actually been to Earth), a new wardrobe and the keys to the college's car pool van, but is only a supervising professor and is dissatisfied with not being able to spread his knowledge of Earth and starts to miss Jumba and the rest of Lilo's family. He goes to visit Jumba in the GACC van, but gets caught by Hamsterviel and nearly sent into a black hole which Stitch manages to save him, Pleakley and Jumba from. He returns to Earth for the final battle with Leroy and his clones and operates the lights during Lilo and Stitch's impromptu "Aloha `Oe" concert (accidentally blinding himself at first). He later quits his job at Galactic Alliance Community College and returns to Earth to be part of Lilo's family once again.

Stitch!

In the anime series, Pleakley left Earth for a research trip and eventually became stranded on an asteroid for two years. However, Pleakley was sucked into a black hole before he became stranded, and in real time it's only been two weeks. Jumba found Pleakley when his ship crashed during his hunt for Stitch. The two escaped their prison, returned to Earth, reunited with Stitch and met his new friend Yuna. Pleakley joined Jumba and Stitch as they moved from Hawaii to the small island of Izayoi, becoming dedicated to helping Stitch earn good deeds to gain ultimate power.

Disney Parks

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Pleakley at one of the Disney Parks

Pleakley has been utilized in various Disney parks, primarily at the Magic Kingdom (where in addition to his role in Stitch's Great Escape!, a statue near a Disney Vacation Club booth has been placed) and appears as a walkaround at Tokyo Disneyland.

Stitch's Great Escape!

Pleakley can be heard in the popular attraction in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, again voiced by Kevin McDonald. Pleakley introduces the guests to the attraction along with Gantu and the Grand Councilwoman. He also instructs the guests where to go during the attraction as well.

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Trivia

  • Pleakley's antenna is shown to be a form of sensory organ that functions somewhat like a human's ear and nose.
  • Pleakley appears, along with several other Lilo & Stitch characters, in a parody of the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, which was broadcast as part of the High School Musical: Around the World one-year anniversary special.
  • Pleakley was stated to appear in the video game Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, but was dropped from the final game for unknown reasons, though he is found in the game's coding albeit without textures.
  • Pleakley is the second male Disney character to act feminine, the first being Flower from Bambi.
  • Pleakley's first name, Wendy, is technically a female name.
  • According to the episode "Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats", when Pix, a camera-like experiment, takes a picture of Pleakley's mouth, it is revealed that not only does he have two tongues, he has two uvulas.


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Media: Lilo & Stitch | Stitch! The Movie | Lilo & Stitch: The Series (Episode List) | Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch | Leroy & Stitch | Stitch! | The Origin of Stitch

Soundtracks: Lilo & Stitch: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack

Video Games: Lilo & Stitch (PS1) | Lilo & Stitch (GBA) | Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 | Lilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel Havoc | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition

Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks: Stitch's Great Escape! | The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai! | Stitch Encounter | Fantasmic! | World of Color | Celebrate the Magic

Characters: Lilo Pelekai | Stitch | Nani Pelekai | Jumba Jookiba | Pleakley | David Kawena | Captain Gantu | Jacques von Hämsterviel | Grand Councilwoman | Galactic Armada | Mertle Edmonds | Elena, Teresa and Yuki | Susan Hegarty | Cobra Bubbles | Moses Puloki | Ice-Cream Man | Mrs. Edmonds | Officer Kaihiko | Mrs. Hasagawa | Keoni Jameson | Mr. Jameson | Victoria | Sara | Mr. Cooper

Stitch! Characters: Yuna Kamihara | Obaa | Penny | Sasha | Taro | Hiroman | Jessica | Tigerlily | Kenny | Ani Pelekai | BooGoo | Kijimunaa | Delia

Video Game Characters: Dr. Habbitrale

Experiments: List of Experiments | Reuben | Sparky | Angel | Felix | Sample | Kixx | Richter | Cannonball | Yin | Yang | Mr. Stenchy | Phoon | Sprout | Clip | Shortstuff | Splodyhead | Slushy | Melty | Snooty | Skip | Shoe | Dupe | Fibber | Remmy | Poxy | Retro | Shush | Tank | PJ | Houdini | Wishy-Washy | Topper | Belle | Holio | Spooky | Phantasmo | Bonnie | Clyde | Slick | Spike | Finder | Bugby | Nosy | Heckler | Frenchfry | Drowsy | Yaarp | Ploot | Babyfier | Gigi | Hammerface | Heat | Thresher | Plasmoid | Swapper | Sinker | Swirly | Hunkahunka | Amnesio | Elastico | Slugger | Checkers | Spats | Lax | Morpholomew | Doubledip | Hamlette | Gotchu | Forehead | Hocker | Zawp | Mulch | Shredder | Pix | Boomer | Cloudy | Manners | Woody | Wrapper | Blowhard | Derrick | Backhoe | Poki | Deforestator | Squeak | Ace | Glitch | Woops | Snafu | Link | Zap | Fudgy | Nosox | Stamen | Tickle-Tummy | Clink | Jam | Digger | Mary | Huggo | Slimy | Stopgo | Splat | Kernel | Sproing | Mashy | Butter | Choppers | Millie | Kingpin | Weasel | Carmen | Nodessertro | Vialet | Cooler | Crystallene | Precious | Chopsuey | Blake | Shrink | Twang | Mrs. Sickly | Stank | Pop | Dorkifier | Wormhole | Toons | Hertz Donut | Welco | Lorider | Witch | Sproutling | Evile | 628 | Leroy | Cyber | Dark End

Other: Elvis Presley | Pudge | Jimmy the Cockroach | Various Aliens | Various Robots | Tantalog language

Locations: Hawaii | Honolulu | The Beach | Lilo's House | Animal Shelter | Hula School | Mertle's House | Mrs. Hasagawa's House | Birds of Paradise Hotel | Kilauea Lighthouse | Kauai Airport | Rental Hut | Beach Gym | The Water Tower | Farm | Bugopolis | Haunted House | Kiki's Coffee Hut | Japanese Restaurant | Beauty Parlor | Junior Dog Show | Pet Shop | Costumes | Hip Hop Fusion Studio | Orchard Falls Mall | Mart | Macki Macaw's | French Fry's | Shave Ice | World's Largest Sandwich | Jumba & Pleakley's Bed & Not Breakfast | Baseball Field | Golf Course | Observatory | Underwater Base | Waialeale Peak | Ali'i Trail | Kimo's Arcade | Onaona Skunk Farm | Kokaua Wildlife Preserve | Museum of Natural History Kauai | Kokaua Town Prison | Kokaua Town Lanes | Laundry Store | Gas Station | Cinema | Turo | Plorgonar | Prison Asteroid K-37 | Jumba's Lab | G.A.C.C. | Aloha Palooza | Lihue Airport | Izayoi Island | Okinawa New Town

Objects: Experiment Pods | Experiment Pod Container | Jumba's Computer | Plasma Cannon | Net Cannon | Galactic Cell Phone | Prison Capsule | Sample Extractor | Fusion Chamber | Projector | Time Machine | Protoplasmic Growth Ray | Plasmatic Englobulatron | Luggage | Scrump | Lilo's Experiment Book | Spiritual Stone

Vehicles and Spaceships: Jumba's Ship | Gantu's Ship | Manta Shuttle | The Red One | Police Cruisers | Dr. Hämsterviel's Ship | Tsunami Air Boeing 747 | Lilo's Ship | X-Buggy | Federation Ship | B.R.B. 9000 | G.A.C.C. Ship

Songs: He Mele No Lilo | Heartbreak Hotel | Stuck on You | Suspicious Minds | Devil in Disguise | Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride | Aloha `Oe | Hound Dog | Burning Love | Can't Help Falling in Love | Rubberneckin' | I Need Your Love Tonight | A Little Less Conversation | Always | Aloha, E komo Mai | Jailhouse Rock


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Games: Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition | Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition

Playable Characters
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