Characters and Races of The Dark Crystal - Major Characters - Fizzgig


Dark Crystal character
Species Not stated
Gender Male
Home With Kira
Affiliations Kira and later Jen
Performed by: Dave Goelz (performer)
Rollie Krewson (assistant)
Voiced by: Percy Edwards

Described as "... a friendly monster" in the initial draft of the screenplay, the character of Fizzig evolved into a cuddly and loveable character as the pet of Kira. Fizzgig shares some qualities of a domestic dog, such as his distinctive yap and growl. Fizzgig is unlike a dog in that his facial features are tiny and his entire body is more or less simply a brown/red/gray ball of fur, about the size of a basketball. Fizzgig moves by rolling, though he does appear to have at least two legs. His mouth, when open, appears to encompass most of his size and possesses two sets of sharp teeth.

He is fiercely loyal to Kira, has an aggressive temper, and is wary of unfamiliar things. Fizzgig is at first wary of Jen, but becomes his friend.

The name of Fizzgig's species is not mentioned, nor are any more of his kind seen, although Fizzgig's species are said to be native to Thra. Fizzgig is the only major character represented in the movie by a puppet with immobile eyes.

Fizzgig later made a cameo in the Fraggle Rock episode "Gobo's Discovery." He was seen as one of the background cave creatures.

Read more about this topic:  Characters And Races Of The Dark Crystal, Major Characters

Other articles related to "fizzgig":

The Dark Crystal - Plot
... Kira, another surviving Gelfling who can communicate with animals, and her pet Fizzgig ... However, the Garthim attacks the village and Kira, Jen, and Fizzgig flee when the Chamberlain prevents one of the Garthim from attacking them ... Kira, Jen and Fizzgig jump off the cliff and infiltrate the lower parts of the Castle ...