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James P. Sullivan

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James P. Sullivan

Sulley, as he appears in Kingdom Hearts III

Japanese ジェームズ・P・サリバン
Rōmaji Jēmuzu P Sariban
Other names Sulley (サリー Sarī?)
Voice actors (Ja:) Hidehiko Ishizuka
(En:) Christopher Swindle [1]
Homeworld Monstropolis
Origin Monsters, Inc.
Game Kingdom Hearts III
James P. Sullivan

Kingdom Hearts III
Monsters, Inc. (2001)

The CEO of Monsters, Incorporated. He has become fast friend with a little human girl named Boo.
"Stay here. Kitty will be back."
—Sulley to Boo

James P. Sullivan, also known as Sulley, is a CEO and former top-scarer introduced in Kingdom Hearts III, and originally taken from the Disney/Pixar film Monsters, Inc. He is in charge of the Monsters, Inc. energy corporation that supplies power to Monstropolis, assisted by his old friend Mike Wazowski, but comes into conflict with his former coworker, Randall Boggs.

Story[edit]

Before Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Sulley was initially the top scarer of Monsters, Inc., where he worked alongside his partner and best friend Mike Wazowski. One evening, he discovered Boo's door and accidentally let her loose throughout Monstropolis. While trying to send her home, Sulley grows to care for Boo. It was during this time that he discovered a conspiracy with Randall attempting to forcefully extract screams from children, starting with Boo. With her help, Sulley and Mike banished Randall to the Human World and discovered laughter was ten times more powerful than screams. Sulley would later become CEO of Monster's Inc.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

During one of their play dates with Boo, Sulley and Mike discover Sora, Donald, and Goofy entering the factory. They introduce themselves to the group just as the Unversed appear, frightening Boo. Taking Boo to safety, Sulley and Mike help the others fend off the Unversed. After deliberating on the situation, Sulley is convinced to return Boo home to keep her safe. As he explains to Sora of the origins of Monster's Inc., they find the Unversed loose in the Laugh Floor, entering children's doors, collecting their scream energy.

After defeating the Unversed, Sulley leads the other through the Door Vault to chase after Boo's doors. However, the group ends up getting lost through the Factory due to Randall's manipulation. When Randall takes control of the factory control system, Sulley and the others evade Randall's traps while protecting Boo from harm. The team arrives at the central control unit, where Sulley suggest making Boo laugh to short circuit the device. When it works, Sulley leads the group through the power plant to reach the door vault.

However, they discover the Heartless and Unversed have started a fire throughout the station. With help from the CDA, the fire is put out while Sulley leads them back to the Door Vault. The team is intercepted by Randall, who unleashes the Lump of Horror to battle them. The team manages to defeat the Unversed while Sulley subdues Randall, forcing him back to the Human World. After Sora seals Randall's door, Sulley and the others prepare to send Boo home. To their surprise, they, along with the door, are returned to the Laugh Floor by Vanitas, who Sulley and Mike realize was the one who brought Randall back. Before Vanitas can extract Ventus from Sora's heart, Sulley grabs Vanitas and throws him through several doors before shredding the last one. Afterwards, Sulley returns Boo home. Returning to the Lobby, Sulley and Mike bid farewell to Sora, Donald, and Goofy, wishing them well.

Sometimes after Xehanort's defeat, Sulley cradles Boo, who is sleeping in his arms. When Mike is about to scare Sulley from behind, Sulley signals Mike not to wake Boo up. They both take Boo back to her door to her bedroom and watch her asleep before closing the door quietly.

Design[edit]

Sulley is a large furry cyan blue monster with lilac spots. He has blue eyes, a small tail, and horns.

Personality[edit]

Befitting the "gentle giant" type, Sulley is known for being polite and kind to his coworkers and everyone he meets. Despite his intimidating size, Sulley is not a violent man, preferring to use his words first. He has a big heart, caring for Boo and protecting her from the Unversed. Unlike Mike, Sulley has a more typical sense of humor, as he has made Boo laugh the most.

Abilities[edit]

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Sulley is a heavily offensive party member. He uses his claws to strike at enemies, which deal a good amount of damage. His Takedown ability allows him to shoulder-check enemies, while his Monster Roar ability has him unleash a mighty roar that sends shockwaves across the area and stuns enemies. He also has a Team Attack with Mike and Sora called Scream Strike, where Sora, Donald, Goofy, Sulley, and Mike all roar together, damaging enemies, and then Sora uses Mike as a bowling ball to deal damage to enemies.

Sulley's base stats are 30 AP, 210 HP, and 100 MP. He has 2 armor slots, 3 accessory slots, and 3 item slots, two of which start equipped with Potions.

Actions
Attack Attribute Power
Multiplier
Form
Value
Reaction
Value
Revenge
Value
Guard? Repel LV Status
Effect
Continuous Sweep (連続なぎ払い
Renzoku Nagiharai
?)
Attack icon Physical 1.0+1.0+1.5 0 0+0+1 0 X
Scratches with left and right claws once each, then scratches with both claws at once, launching struck enemies.
Jumping Strike (ジャンプたたきつはけ
Janpu Tatakitsu Hake
?)
(hands) Attack icon Physical 1.0 0 1 0 X

(strike) Attack icon Physical 2.0 0 1 0 X
Jumps high, then slams the ground with both hands and generates a shock wave. The shock wave doesn't affect enemies struck by the hand attack.
Monster Roar Attack icon Physical 1.0 0 0 0 O Stun (100%/5 seconds)
Lets out a loud roar on the spot, stunning surrounding enemies. MP Cost: 15
Takedown Attack icon Physical 1.5 0 1 0 X
Runs with a shoulder thrust out, launching struck enemies. The attack ends if you collide with an obstacle. MP Cost: 10
Support Abilities
Ability AP Description
Full MP Blast 2 When your MP is full, increase the power of your first magical ability by 50%. Stack the ability to increase the effect.
Damage Control 4 Halve the damage you take when your HP is at 25% or below. Stack the ability to increase the effect.
More Team Attacks 5 Generate team attack commands more often.
Team Attack Extender 3 Extend the availability period of team attack commands.
Team Effort 50 Always start battles with a team attack command. (Unequipped by default)
Share Prizes 4 Pass on prizes you cannot benefit from to friends.
Hyper Healing 3 Spring back from defeat in battle more quickly and with more HP. Stack the ability to increase the effect.

Origin[edit]

James P. "Sulley" Sullivan first appeared in the 2001 Pixar film Monsters, Inc., voiced by John Goodman. He is the "Top Scarer" at Monsters, Inc. One day, a girl sneaks into the facility and he tries to hide her from the other monsters. He nicknames her Boo and Sulley grows attached to her while Mike wants to get rid of her.

Sulley later appeared in the film's 2013 prequel, Monsters University, which detailed how he and Mike first met in college, a fact alluded to in Mike's Kingdom Hearts III journal entry.

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