Pete

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Pete

Pete KHREC.png


Katakana ピート Other Emblem.png
Rōmaji Pīto
Alias Captain Pete (ピート隊長
Pīto-taichō
?)

Captain Justice (キャプテンジャスティス Kyaputen Jasutisu?)
Captain Dark (キャプテンダーク Kyaputen Dāku?)

Voice actors (Ja:) Tōru Ōhira
(En:) Jim Cummings
Homeworld Disney Town
Country of the Musketeers
Hollow Bastion
Origin Steamboat Willie
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts coded
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Pete

Kingdom Hearts II
Steamboat Willie (1928)

A tough and mean former steamboat captain. Donald and Goofy know Pete real well — he's so bad that King Mickey was forced to banish him to another dimension.

Maleficent found Pete there and helped him escape from exile. Since then, he's been traveling the worlds, assembling an army of Heartless for Maleficent. It's pretty certain that the two of them are planning to take over and rule all the worlds.

Olympus Coliseum
Steamboat Willie (1928)

King Mickey's nemesis. Pete is collecting an army of Heartless and helping Maleficent in her scheme to take over all the worlds. He's also lending Hades a hand with his collection of Heartless.

Pride Lands
Steamboat Willie (1928)

Pete's using the Heartless to get control over all the worlds.

He's helping Scar's phantom, too. Seems like Pete's trying to cover all his bases.

Timeless River
Steamboat Willie (1928)

King Mickey's old nemesis. He traveled back in time on Maleficent's orders.

As part of Maleficent's scheme to take over Disney Castle, Pete plans to destroy the Cornerstone of Light. Without the Cornerstone, Disney Castle will be defenseless.

Port Royal
Steamboat Willie (1928)

Pete's been a thorn in King Mickey's side ever since the days the King served on Pete's steamboat.

Now Pete's teamed up with Captain Barbossa and his men. He's planning something bad - that much is certain.

Captain Pete (First entry)
Steamboat Willie (1928)

Captain of a river steamboat; this is a different Pete than the one we know. He doesn't seem to have any connection with the Heartless. Why, he doesn't even recognize Sora, Donald, and Goofy!

I wonder if he's just trying to trick us.

Captain Pete (Second entry)
Steamboat Willie (1928)

Captain of a river steamboat. He's Pete, but from the past. A long time ago, King Mickey started out working for Pete on his boat.

Somehow, Pete's managed to get his boat stolen by himself — that is, by the Pete from the future!
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Captain Justice
Pete—Disney Town's biggest trouble maker—in disguise. The truth-and-justice shtick is just a ploy to garner votes and win him the Million Dreams Award prize.

Sadly, this particular "hero" is better known for his deeds of derring-don't.

Captain Dark
A "secret" identity assumed by Pete, Disney Town's biggest troublemaker. He is pretending to be a shadowy hero to garner votes and win the Million Dreams Award prize.

Unfortunately, he's more shady than shadowy, and there's nothing heroic about him.
Kingdom Hearts coded
A troublemaker who once lived in the same world as King Mickey, Donald, and friends. But after mouthing off and getting temporarily banished, Pete was approached by Maleficent and became her loyal servant.

The datascape isn't the first place he has meddled with, but now that he's wandered in, he is hoping this will be his ticket to ruling a world or two.
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Pete
"Steamboat Willie" (1928)
An incorrigible troublemaker who was plucked out of his "time out" in Disney Town by none other than Maleficent. He has been her somewhat-sidekick ever since.

Peg Leg Pete
"Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers" (2004)
Captain of the Musketeers. He was after the crown and kidnapped Princess Minnie to get it, but Mickey and the Musketeers put a stop to his schemes.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
Pete
Steamboat Willie (1928)
Mickey's rival. He shows up in the past as ordered by Maleficent.

Timeless River Pete
Steamboat Willie (1928)
A tough and mean former steamboat captain.
"You just wait! Nobody, and I do mean nobody, messes with the mighty Pete!"
—Pete

Pete is a secondary antagonist in the Kingdom Hearts series, acting as a loyal minion for Maleficent. Once a steamboat captain at Timeless River who employed a young Mickey Mouse, he used to live in Disney Town, but was cast into the Lanes Between by Queen Minnie Mouse for causing mischief.[1] Maleficent releases Pete from his prison in return for his loyalty, and throughout Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts II, he goes on various missions for her to rebuild her power base of allied antagonists and Heartless minions after her disastrous defeat in Kingdom Hearts. However, Pete is a chronic bumbler, and as Sora puts it, "not smart enough to tie his own shoes." Despite generally acting against Sora, there are a few times when he and Maleficent have been forced to side with Sora for the sake of their own survival.

Pete also serves as a Dimension Link and Command Board opponent in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. As Captain Pete, he temporarily serves as an assistant fighter in Timeless River.

Story[edit]

Before Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Pete as he appears in Timeless River, before Disney Castle is built.

Many years ago, Pete worked as the captain of a steamboat. His deck hand was none other than the future king of Disney Castle, Mickey Mouse. This past association causes Pete to refer to Mickey as "the Boat-Boy King."

When Sora travels back in time to find the reason for the evil surrounding Disney Castle, he is quick to blame Captain Pete, unaware that he is not the Pete they are dealing with. However, when Sora, Donald Duck, and Goofy point their fingers at Captain Pete, to answer his question of if they saw any bad guys, the shipmaster is visibly offended, but instead of fighting them, he merely goes off to find his stolen steamboat. Sora, Donald and Goofy still attack him, and it is only when Captain Pete nurses his injuries and does not summon any Heartless that Sora and company realize that they have made a mistake. Sora promptly apologizes to Captain Pete for the misunderstanding and offers to help him recover the steamboat to make amends.

Later on, Sora meets Captain Pete again, this time arguing with his future self over the steamboat. Present Pete, subtly hinting that his past self's incarnation's life is at stake, wins the fight, knocks his past self away and steals the steamboat. Captain Pete aids Sora and company in the battle against Pete, and succeed in defeating him and chasing him off. To show his gratitude, Captain Pete (still completely unaware of Present Pete's true identity) allows Sora, Donald and Goofy to take a ride in the steamboat, since Mickey has not shown up.

Some time later after Sora, Donald, and Goofy has left, Captain Pete rides his steamboat up the river as Mickey jumps aboard. Kingdom Hearts II

When Pete was the captain of the Royal Musketeers under Princess Minnie, he schemed to overthrow Minnie with help from the Beagle Boys and become King himself, but the three Musketeers, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy, put an end to his evil plans. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

"Wearin' the mask of peace and hope, comes the fearless defender and hero of this town! It is me—Captain Justice!"
—Pete, as Captain Justice
Queen Minnie banishing Pete from Disney Town for misbehaving for far too long.

Pete appears in Disney Town as a resident and plays under disguise as the "hero" Captain Justice and the racer Captain Dark as a scheme to win the Million Dreams Award during the Million Dreams Celebration. However, despite insisting that his guises are separate people, many of the residents do not buy the ploy. After Queen Minnie announces that Terra, Aqua, and Ven won the award for their good deeds, with only Aqua able to accept the prize for her friends, Pete causes an uproar.

This information is based on alternate scenes or materials and is not considered canon within the overall plot of the series.

If Terra or Ventus are the third to complete Disney Town, they accept the prize instead.


Though Queen Minnie says that some people do care for him and voted for him, Pete admits he just wants the prize and demands it. This forces Minnie, who lost her tolerance for him, to have Pete taken away by a squad of "security" brooms and exiled to the Lanes Between. However, Pete hears Maleficent's voice talking to him as she offers him freedom in return for his assistance in helping her conquer the worlds. Accepting the offer, Pete escapes through a Corridor of Darkness Maleficent conjured for him.

Between Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

In return for his freedom, Pete became a commander in Maleficent's Heartless army, and traveled around many worlds building up more and more legions of Heartless to help her plot of universal domination (considering there is more than one world).

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Pete wandering around Agrabah in search for a passage leading to the Cave of Wonders where Jafar's lamp resides.

While searching for Jafar's Lamp in Agrabah, Pete is followed by Axel and Roxas when they come across the villain in the Marketplace as he was looking for a secret entrance out of town to the Cave of Wonders. Pete eventually escapes Organization XIII's sights, not appearing until Roxas finds him during another mission in Agrabah, this time with Xion. While investigating the Cave of Wonders, Roxas and Xion end up battling him.

Later, Pete appears in Neverland, making fake treasure maps for Captain Hook to follow, relying on the pirate's greed to conjure up tons of Heartless in his mad quest for riches. Roxas winds up destroying these Heartless anyway, and Pete's manipulation of Hook eventually leads to the creation of the Ruler of the Sky, Pete's "Prize Heartless", yet that too is defeated by Roxas.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

"Your world.....no, ALL the worlds, are gonna belong to yours truly!"
—Pete to Sora, Donald and Goofy.
Pete encounters Sora, Donald, and Goofy while trying to turn Yen Sid into a Heartless.

Pete first meet Sora while standing outside Yen Sid's Tower, having sent in a squad of Heartless to turn the powerful sorcerer Yen Sid into a Heartless to act as Pete's bodyguard. Sora, Donald, and Goofy inform him of Maleficent's demise, and in anger, Pete calls an army of Heartless to attack. After Pete tells them who lives in the tower, Sora, Donald, and Goofy run inside in excitement, leaving Pete to lose his temper and leave.

He returns to Hollow Bastion and goes to Maleficent's fortress to see if Sora's claims were true. Initially upset by the revelation, when Pete sees her pet raven, Diablo, arrive and caw at him, he immediately realizes that Maleficent will return soon and runs off in glee.

Pete occupies Sora and Hercules while the Hydra is destroying the Coliseum.

Pete then appears in Olympus Coliseum to help Hades defeat Hercules, planning to turn the great hero into another one of his Heartless when he falls. As part of Hades' plan to trick Sora into unlocking the Underdrome, Pete kidnaps Megara and imprisons her inside it. He fight Hercules and Sora long enough for the Hydra to attack the Coliseum, fleeing the Underworld and returning to Hollow Bastion.

Arriving, he is questioned by Maleficent as to why none of their allies have come for a meeting. Pete suspects they all had better things to do than attend a meeting, infuriating Maleficent. He then explains that Organization XIII has been giving him nothing but trouble with carrying out their agenda while she was away. Though Maleficent ignores this, Pete manages to get her attention by mentioning Sora's interference as well. After informing her of all that happened in the previous year, Pete is scolded for trying to take her place and failing constantly; he is no longer needed.

Saddened, Pete begins pining for his early days as a steamboat captain, causing a portal to Timeless River to open up. Showing Maleficent the portal, Pete is tasked with going back in time to destroy Disney Castle's treasured Cornerstone of Light to allow them to take over the castle to replace their crumbling fortress. However, Pete is stopped from fulfilling their plan by Sora, along with his past self. His portal was sealed behind him by the Keyblade, preventing him from ever going back.

He next appears in Port Royal, where he teams up with Captain Barbossa to lend a hand in removing the curse of the gold medallions. He also gave them fair warning about the Keyblade's otherworldly magic being effective on their skeletal forms. Pete also helped double-cross Will by leaving Heartless and rigged gunpowder barrels on the Interceptor while taking him hostage. After "the tide has changed" during Barbossa's battle with Jack Sparrow, Pete summons the Illuminator Heartless to absorb moonlight to assist. However, once it's defeated, Pete flees.

Deciding to resume his quest to find Jafar's lamp and turn him into a Heartless, Pete returned to Agrabah to search the Cave of Wonders. While searching, he overheard Sora's group mention the Peddler had Jafar's lamp. Leaving a squad of Heartless to keep them busy, Pete tracked the Peddler down and chased him to the palace gates. However, just when it seemed he succeeded in acquiring the lamp, interference from Iago and Genie, causing him to lose it. After the Blizzard Lord and Volcanic Lord that he summons are defeated, he runs off in a fury.

Pete claims that the Pride Lands will rise again as the Pride Lands of Darkness.

He next appears in the Pride Lands, lending Scar control of the Heartless to secure his reign as king. When it looked like Sora, Donald and Goofy would be done in by Scar's hyena minions, Pete took his leave. However, he had a hidden agenda; upon Scar's defeat by Simba, he used the anger and jealousy in Scar's heart to turn him into a Heartless to establish his and Maleficent's control over the Pride Lands. However, Scar was defeated by Sora and Simba, forcing him to once again flee.

During the invasion of Hollow Bastion, Pete commanded the Heartless alongside Maleficent. However, once seeing that their troops were no match for the Organzation's Nobodies, he fled; "I don't know about you, but I'm out of here, sister!"

Pete along with Maleficent prepares to take out an army of Shadows to help Sora and his friends to continue on and defeat Xemnas.

He and Maleficent turn up one last time in the Castle That Never Was, seeking to take it for their own. When Ansem the Wise's Kingdom Hearts Encoder explodes, it causes the creation of thousands of Heartless. Knowing that the Sora and his friends are the only ones who can stop Xemnas, Maleficent volunteers to hold off the Heartless, on the condition that when they've destroyed them all, the castle would be hers. Pete suggests fleeing, causing Maleficent to dismiss him. However, Pete meets Mickey face to face for the first time in a decade, and a brief conversation encourages Pete to stand and fight. He and Maleficent charge the Heartless army while Sora and company go on to defeat Xemnas. After the castle is destroyed, the two of them are forced to retreat.

Kingdom Hearts coded[edit]

"We caught wind right away you was up to something, see? So I decided to pay you a little visit on Maleficent's orders, and what do I find?"
—Pete to Mickey

Some time later, Pete appears in Disney Castle while King Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Jiminy were trying to uncover the secrets of the Journal. The moment they were taken to the data world, Pete was taken with them, but to a different location. He calls Maleficent to him, and the two decide that the data world could be used for their plans to plunge the world in darkness.

Pete appears in a data version of Olympus Coliseum.

Pete makes his first reappearance in the data version of Olympus Coliseum, where he mistakes Data-Sora for his counterpart. He then travels to Data Agrabah, where he gives the data version of Jafar a lamp created from glitches, which gives him power over his world. Maleficent and Pete then appear together, and Maleficent destroys Data-Sora's Keyblade. They then take Data-Riku hostage, infected him with bugs. In the digital Hollow Bastion, Pete fights Data-Sora, and then forces him to fight Riku. After Sora defeats them and debugs Riku's data, the Journal begins erasing itself. Maleficent and Pete attempt to fight Sora's Heartless, but are quickly defeated. Before they can be erased, however, Data-Riku retrieves them, and they return to the real world shortly before Mickey.

Some time afterwards, Maleficent realizes that Jiminy's Journal is possibly linked to the Book of Prophecies, a book capable of rendering worlds and powers from the future. While Pete believes that all this is just a fairy tale, Maleficent decides to use this to recapture the Datascape.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

Pete returns to Disney Castle with Maleficent and aids her in taking Queen Minnie hostage to force Mickey to give them access to the Data Worlds again, but Mickey refuses and Lea appears, throwing a chakram at Pete. Pete narrowly dodges, but loses his grip on Minnie and she escapes to safety. All but defeated, Pete leaves with Maleficent.

Sora and Riku also come into conflict with a past incarnation of Pete in Country of the Musketeers, set in the past when Pete was the captain of the Royal Musketeers under Princess Minnie. However, Pete schemes to overthrow Minnie with help from the Beagle Boys and become King himself, but the three Musketeers, Mickey, Donald and Goofy, aided by Sora and Riku, put an end to his evil plans.

Appearance[edit]

Main article: Form:Pete

Pete is a portly, black furred, anthropomorphized cat (often confused for a dog). Like Mickey, he wears a heavily modified version of his usual outfit in the modern cartoons; in Pete's case, suspenders and a shirt.

Forms[edit]

Personality[edit]

Pete's symbol.

Pete is very mean, selfish and, shown at various points, cowardly. He tends to get scared in the presence of characters with overwhelming power, or in situations of being outnumbered. He is quite loyal to Maleficent, although his cowardice interferes from time to time. He has the tendency to run at the mouth, bragging and insulting, even with people such as Hades. Whenever he is defeated, he runs off in a huff. Though Pete appears incompetent, his heart has strangely been strong enough to resist the darkness.

Despite his cowardly demeanor, Pete is one of the sneakier antagonists in the game. This is shown first in the Underworld where he tricks Sora into opening the Underdrome by losing a fight to Sora. Next at Agrabah, he uses Sora and his friends to find Jafar's lamp so he can steal it and turn him into a Heartless. Later, during his fight with Sora at Timeless River, he continuously changes the scene to give himself an edge.

When he was a captain, Pete had many of the same personality traits he would later be known for, such as his gruff demeanor and generally rude behavior. However, Captain Pete is shown to be much more benevolent than Pete, and appears to have no intention whatsoever of harming other people for any reason. It is never explained how Captain Pete evolved into his ruthless and conniving self, but a possible explanation is resentment and jealousy over his cabin boy Mickey's ascension to King of Disney Castle, especially given the fact that Mickey once used to work for him, suggested when Pete refers to Mickey as "the boat-boy King".

Abilities[edit]

Main article: Game:Pete

Pete is capable of throwing explosive bowling balls at his opponents. He can also use fireworks to immobilize his opponents.

Another attack involves throwing a close-range "temper tantrum", in which he shouts "Get outta my way!" and slams the ground with both fists generating a small shockwave.

Lastly, he can generate a shield with regenerating and protective properties. He has been shown to be able to conjure items and telekinetically throw them, as he did while trying to make off with the Cornerstone of Light.

Besides that, he does have some magical talent, as shown when he somehow conjured a portal to the Past while reminiscing, a surprising feat for Pete, and he evidently has a strong Heart as he is likely able to use the Corridors of Darkness to travel the worlds to gather Heartless without being stained by darkness. He also seems to have some power of teleportation as when he appeared alongside Maleficent to stop the Heartless and allow Sora and his friends to continue on to battle Xemnas. He obviously has above-average strength, and unlike Maleficent, was strong enough to resist the darkness. He has also shown some decent swordsmanship as the captain of Queen Minnie's royal guard.

D-Link[edit]

DL Sprite Pete KHBBS.png
Main article: Game:Pete (D-Link)

In the European, North American and Final Mix versions of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Pete is a D-Link ally to the player, and the only D-Link that needs to be unlocked. To unlock, play the Command Board (except as an Event in the Mirage Arena), if you or another player lands on a Special Panel, and Pete as either Captain Justice or Captain Dark appears this unlocks Pete as a D-Link at the conclusion of the Command Board session.

Origin[edit]

Although Peg Leg Pete's debut dates back to 1925 in Alice Solves the Puzzle in which he was portrayed as a bear-like creature, it was not until Steamboat Willie in 1928 that he made his first full-fledged appearance as Mickey Mouse's feline antagonist. Despite this, he holds the distinction of being the oldest surviving Disney character. Coincidentally, Pete's role in Steamboat Willie is relatively minor compared to Mickey and Minnie, appearing only at the beginning to throw Mickey back onto the deck to work, and at the very end when he stops Mickey and Minnie from their mischief and punishes Mickey by ordering him to peel potatoes.

While most portrayals of Pete give him an antagonistic role, in some cartoons, he was shown to have a somewhat caring side, including to his children in the show Goof Troop, his son in the Goofy Movies, and most recently, in the children's show Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. His design in the Country of the Musketeers is based on his look from the film Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, in which he is the main antagonist.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. Despite this, Goofy claims in Kingdom Hearts II that Pete was banished by King Mickey.