- “Every mammal in Zootopia deserves its own habitat, whether arid, frigid, or tropical.”
- ―Chuckles, The Big Catch
Chuckles is a male wolverine in Zootopia: Crime Files. He is a crime boss/criminal mastermind who is suspected of vandalizing the Natural History Museum in Case 6. He is also the mastermind behind the frequently mentioned Sequoia Towers project. Later, in Case 9, Chuckles escapes prison with assistance and ransacks the ZPD.
Chuckles is a tall, somewhat stocky wolverine with thick, brown fur. He has a dark brown muzzle, black eyebrows, and brown eyes. He wears a pink business shirt under a navy blue suit with a squirting flower pin. His claws are long and black, he carries a cane, and he has a superior expression on his face.
Role in the Game
While searching for the suspect who vandalized the Natural History Museum, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde find a fallen banner and paw prints. The lab analyzed the prints and the banner. Clawhauser says the tracks were made by someone useing one paw to carry a walking stick. The banner has prints made of flour and it's covered in perfume, which shows the suspect carries a walking stick, covered in flour, and wears perfume.
Later, Judy and Nick find a Frequent Eater's Club card for Reuben's Bakery in Bellwether's Office. They learn from Reuben that a wolverine criminal mastermind named Chuckles bought the card. They approach him and Judy asks why he visits Reuben's bakery that he got a Frequent Eater's Club card. Chuckles says he ordered prodigious amounts of Reuben's cakes to give as gifts to cherished business associates. Nick says he wouldn't pegged him as being generous with baked goods. Chuckles says they amuse him, and leaves them saying the questioning has him fatigued. Judy sees that he dropped a receipt as he left and Nick comments that his perfume was too much.
They learn that the receipt is for "consultation services" and Chuckles paid it to master thief Le Rouge. When questioning him, Le Rouge says that Chuckles and he serve on the same advisory board but doesn't tell them, since Judy and Nick are not on the advisory board. Later, Judy and Nick find a wooden stress chew in a train car and the teeth marks happened to be fangs.
Judy suggests they talk to Chuckles about the card in Bellwether's office while Detective Oates thinks it was Dribs. They approach him and Nick asks him about how he set up shop in Bellwether's office. Chuckles compliments Nick on joining the right side of the law. He says he would never conduct his business in so "shabby enclave as City Hall and says they'll need more than a torn card to pin anything on him. Judy declares they will find it. Chuckles calls her adorable and bids them luck.
While searching in Bellwether's office, Judy seems annoyed by Chuckles calling him incredibly infuriating. Then they find wilted flowers, which turn out to be fancy decorative flowers. The lab analyzes them, and they have flour on them. Judy and Nick ask Reuben where he got the flowers and he says they were used for decoration for a lapel.
With enough evidence, Judy and Nick arrest the suspect: Chuckles. Chuckles admits it and says that every mammal in Zootopia has its own habitat, whether arid, frigid, or tropical. He also says the swampland dwellers didn't have any urban planners to take it on them, he did it and altered the scenes at the museum, thinking about Zootopia flooded. He also have a name for his project called Sequoia Towers. Judy finally understands the whole thing, calling it crazy. Nick points out that wolverines don't even live in swamps and is glad that he didn't go the criminal genius route because he doesn't understand them.
Judy and Nick investigate who vandalized The Mystic Spring Oasis. They find an oil-soaked note from Chuckles, thanking them for the assistance and says when the Mystic Spring Oasis is forced to close, he will swoop in and take over the land. It is revealed he had help from someone who loves him and would do anything for him.