Big Bad Bill is both an important recurring character in the Super Moshi Missions as the only Hoodoo available in the Moshling Zoo. Go Do The Hoodoo is a song dedicated to him, performed by Buster Bumblechops.
He does not lead the Woolly Blue Hoodoo tribe but does seem to be in a high position. He is in charge of the Hoodoo stew as he is mostly found stirring the cauldron. Like Big Chief Bill, he is capable of casting spells.
Through the storyline of the missions, he has always acted as an ally, the joke being a seemingly troublesome tribe was not so bad after all. But in Moshling Rescue! he functions as a villain whose motivations are simply wanting to cause trouble as the lyrics: "Gotta throw a party but I gotta do my voodoo" in Trapped in Gummy! imply.
Personality & Habits
Mischievous, adventurous and outgoing, Bill is famed, loved and feared. Always having shown to be up for mayhem in artwork where he pranks fellow Moshlings, he is also the only NPC to have been considerate enough to give you the option to skip a minigame if you did not want to play. Approachable and helpful, he later took it on him to become the BIG BAD by erupting Mount Krakka Blowa, covering his jungle in gummy and inconveniencing everyone. Regardless he did not feel this change should stop him from still hosting parties for everyone to enjoy.
DesignMr. Moshi, with all other early Moshlings being designed by Vincent Béchet. As such, Big Bad Bill is Mr. Moshi's favourite.
Being the norm of how a Woolly Blue Hoodoo should look, a notable difference between him and all other member of his tribe is the large size of the tuft partially covering his eye patch. Like all Woolly Blue Hoodoos, he is hoofed, horned, furry and blue. His staff's wood is bright pink and his yellow facial marking are two stripes on each cheek that point towards his eyes.
Super Moshi Missions
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Music Island Missions
- Annual 201x
- Stories (lot of linking to trivial errors)
- Music Videos
In the story of The Lost Treasure of Umba Umba!, Furbert 'borrowed' a map from Big Bad Bill leading to a treasure that the Hoodoos had hid to protect its power from falling in the wrong hands. Furbert had lost the map and returned to Big Bad Bill to ask for another one. This is the only occasion Furbert was described as not yet missing and there are no records of what happened to him afterwards, aside that he went missing in the Gombala Gombala Jungle only leaving his hat, meaning Big Bad Bill might be the last one to have seen him. Furbert has done excessive studies on Woolly Blue Hoodoos, more so than any other species, and seems to have a good casual relationship with them if he dares to act this bold.
In Go Do The Hoodoo, Buster falls into one of their traps and -as a joke- the Hoodoos tie him to a limbo pole, implying they intend to harm him. He is soon freed by them, given a drink and is invited to party along with them after meeting with Big Chief Bill. Supposedly a general thing for Hoodoos to invite people to their parties, they do not seem to uphold a specific opinion for Buster. As the owner of Furbert Snufflepeeps' notes, Buster is aware of his Granduncle's studies, but is not aware nor have mentioned the more closer implied relationship.
Despite Buster Bumblechops singing the song, Big Bad Bill has gained MonStar status from Go Do The Hoodoo as the main performer. In Search For A Gooperstar, Big Bad Bill is mentioned to be extremely nervous over supposedly being turned down by Simon Growl to appear on the Music Rox! album. In Music Stars (Book), Simon Growl functions as an interpreter to Bill's speech and Simon shows to know him quite well and seems slightly affectionate towards him in a similar way as he is to Zack Binspin. Simon Growl thus taught himself to understand and translate Bill's native language.
Although Bill clearly has a high enough position to lead his tribe to do certain things, Chief has authority over Big Bad Bill, as shown in the credits of the movie, where Chief seems to request explanation from Big Bad Bill, who shrugs confused. In The Moshi Movie Mystery Bill pretends to be some sort of monster as a tourist stunt and everyone, including Big Chief Bill, is in on it and warns for the monster. Chief is absent in the narrative of Moshling Rescue!
Usually shown to accompany any Hoodoo scene with their flute, they had joined Chief's and Bill's side in the end credits in their discussion. They are also present in the narrative of Moshling Rescue! and uninvitedly joined the Hoodoo Vocal Group in Trapped in Gummy!
His cousin, which was revealed in Windy Wind-Up.
In Moshling Rescue! Ellie is the protagonist to Big Bad Bill being the antagonist. In the casualty of the game, the BOSS only wants to get Ellie's/'your' attention to put you off track and neither party wants to harm the other. Looking rather smug each fight, he gets grumpy when he gets defeated in what he admits is cheating and vows 'you' will not defeat him again. The first encounter with THE BOSS leads Ellie to inform 'you' that he is here to cause mischief, showing she already knows of his motivations.
As Fez Owl is Ellie's partner, he too is a nemesis to Bill, but has shown little worry about the happenings in Trapped in Gummy! Along with the Hoodoo Vocal Group, he quotes Big Bad Bill, showing Fez is aware of Bill's motivations and sees no need in worrying.
Being part of the Hoodoos that Ellie defeats, they seem to not have a problem to take a break from Bill's mayhem to join a more neutral side with Fez Owl. As Little Bad Bill is also present, it seems Bill does allow such a thing to happen or does not throw a big enough tantrum for them to be bothered by his reaction.Issue 20 of the Moshi Monsters Magazine, Blingo and Big Bad Bill had occupied Simon Growl's studio to broadcast a rap performed by Blingo. Big Bad Bill announced him and fiddled with the machinery. They are shown to be close friends as Blingo can both insult as be affectionate towards Bill without him showing to mind one bit.
In The Moshi Movie Mystery, Blinki is sick and Big Bad Bill requests 'You' to help them. Supposedly Bill does not know how to cure them as their are mechanical and his potions only work on those made of organic material. He shows determination over fear of your capabilities to do so. Aside Poppet in the movie, Big Bad Bill is the only person to have shown to care about Blinki's wellbeing.
Baby Bad BillBaby Big Bad Bill, like every Baby Moshling, is meant to be the younger version of their grown-up counterpart but within fiction they are their own individual. Regardless, both characters share an overlap in personality.
Baby Bill, or "Tiny Terror" according to Serena, appears in the story Baby Bad Bill's Misadventure in Poppet Magazine: Issue 3 where he had climbed on the Nursery's rooftop proclaiming himself the King of the Jungle, regardless not being anywhere near the jungle. His motivation is his lack of having a good story attached to him which would cancel him out in becoming chief and cries at the thought of his failure.
12th July 2012, a two parter story where Big Bad Bill, considered THE chief, halts his Hoodoos and offers a SableTooth Splatterpillar Hoodoo Stew. (Time wise, the creepy crawly should've been extinct post-Custard Flood so this might take place before that. Bill's very old.)
- Issue 20, 23rd August 2012, recording and broadcasting for Blingo. A later issue re-uses the comic and gave it the title "Rox Rap"
- Issue 22,
18th October 2012, auditioning for an appearance in a video of Zack Binspin. (He summons spirits)
- Issue 28, 11th April 2013, Big Bad Bill and the other tribe Chiefs (Big Chief Bill is absent) are preparing a Hoodoo Stew to celebrate peace among tribes. They are distracted by Glumps playing Limbo and invite the winner (Mustachio) to join them in their feast. In the mean time Sweet Tooth has poisoned their brew but the Hoodoos do not react to it as they expected and it backfires, which amuses Big Bad Bill.
- Issue 31,
4th July 2013, Roary is in the Gombala Gombala Jungle to snap pictures of "The Big 5!" for Tyra Fangs. The Big Five are Jeepers, Humphrey, Coco Loco, Peekaboo and Big Bad Bill.
- Issue 35, Roary Scrawl dresses up as Big Bad Bill but Tyra Fangs deems it "not eye-patchy" enough. Dipsy is shown in another comic in this issue to dress up as Big Bad Bill.
- Issue 60, reuse of comic from issue 20?
- Issue 61, 21st October 2015, Big Bad Bill features in a Hoodoo fact file where they give more info on Big Chief Bill and Little Bill, acknowledging them being different characters and that they are all called "Bill".
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- As Big Bad Bill is sometimes said to lead his tribe, he is often confused for his Chief by creators of the fiction.
- Although Bill is featured in the artwork credits of The Great Moshling Egg, where he discusses Furi's methods of Oobla Doobla barbecuing with Big Chief Bill, Big Bad Bill does not appear in the movie.
- Big Bad Bill does not play a part in the book: Music Island Missions: Zoshling Encounters even though he is featured on the cover.
- He does play a part at the end of Music Island Missions: Cosmic Countdown, but as he is described as being the chief, he is most likely mixed up with Big Chief Bill.
|“||We have big party planned! Blingo gonna rhyme and Zack Binspin gonna warble! And CocoLoco insist we gonna conga till dawn!||”|
— "Big Bad Bill, the nutty chief of the Blue Hoodoo Tribe, giggling happily.
- Big Bad Bill is most likely named after Big Bad Bill Incorporated, the game publisher, noted at the bottom of the Moshi Monsters website.
- Big Bad Bill was voted the spookiest Moshling in a Daily Growl post, beating the remainder of the Spookies Set. Ironically, the image they used does not feature Bill at all; but rather Woolly Blue HooDoos in general.
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