Here's an important question concerning Gantu: Do you think Gantu showed enough good in him throughout the original "LILO & STITCH" franchise?
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Of course we all know when Gantu was at his meanest: when he kidnapped Angel after Pleakley had completed his video. Gantu smashed Pleakley's camcorder by stepping on it, then netted Angel, and escaped, Angel inside a capture container. The lowest moment for Gantu ever.
Interestingly enough, Gantu had one major happy ending: after Amnesio caused Hamsterviel to lose his memory, Gantu gloated about catching Hamsterviel, staring at the trophy Lilo had made for the whale while she, Stitch, and Gantu, were all suffering from memory loss caused by Amnesio earlier in that episode, #18 in the series.
Other times Gantu showed his good side was when he assisted Stitch in catching Splodyhead, though Gantu wanted Splodyhead himself; and when he befriended Mr. Stenchy, being kind of mother-like to the Experiment.
And here's something interesting: When Gantu actually had those Experiments in his custody, they were all from Season 1. Gantu never caught any Season 2 Experiments.
Yeah, I forgot about the episodes Splodyhead and Mr. Stenchy. It's amazing how everyone fell for Mr. Stenchy's charm. Everyone except Stitch that is. Even Gantu fell for him. And you know what, all the characters in that episode say that Mr. Stenchy is so cute. Well, I guess he's kind of cute, but not much. I think Stitch is much cuter. I think the reason why I fell that way is because He is so expressional, not to mention that he reminds me of a bunny rabbit. Mr Stenchy on the other hand, has only one expression on his face. That's probably why I don't think he's as cute as Stitch. I think he is even more cuter in the movies. in the series Stitch is cute, but in the movies, I think he is so cute times 10 million. That's how I feel. So anyway, it goes back to what I said before. Gantu is not that bad, he's defiantly not pure evil. Well bye.
So Gantu is 'defiantly not pure evil', as you so put it. And though there were a couple Experiments he acquired for Hamsterviel, the end result was that Hamsterviel didn't want them at all. Yet, Experiments such as Nosy and Felix still wound up with Hamsterviel- until the impertinent gerbil decided to return them to Gantu in Episode #63.2 "Woops", of course. But there were those Experiments Hamsterviel received from Gantu that were kept for a while, like Amnesio, Tank, Hunkahunka, and unfortunately, Angel. And there were some Experiments that ended up with Hamsterviel through some flook of some sort. Did it seem like Retro and Fibber wound up among those captured Experiments as revealed in the "Woops" short? How did Retro end up with the other captive Experiments? The one Experiment does look like Retro somewhat. Or is that one supposed to be Tank?
What matters is that Gantu did send Experiments to Hamsterviel, while others were rejected by the rodent and left to be reformed by Lilo and Stitch.
And of course, Gantu broke Hamsterviel out of prison in "Leroy & Stitch", but would later regret that decision after Hamsterviel took over control of the Galactic Council. By then, Gantu would begin to reform.
There are some moments Gantu really shone. Like in Episode #60 "Wishy Washy", when Hamsterviel was ranting at Gantu, and the big whale made a wish, causing Hamsterviel to appear in the spaceship- as a rat! Probably the most humorous moment Gantu would ever have. And in that same episode, we got to see Gantu's high-school sweetheart, Cinta- though she didn't quite look the same way Gantu recalled her to be from the holographic high school yearbook. AND Cinta didn't realize she was wished to Gantu's ship! But Gantu wasn't interested in Cinta anymore the way she looked, so he wished her away. Probably because Cinta mocked Gantu for what he was wearing!
Then again, Gantu's karaoke from Episode #65 "Snafu" (Angel Saga- Part 2) left a bad taste in viewers' mouths- and an island of laughter when everyone, including Experiments Gantu was intending to capture with Angel's signature siren song, heard the whale's deep-voiced karaoke on tape thanks to Snafu. Was Gantu ever embarrassed that moment!
Of course Gantu inadvertantly caught American Dragon Jake Long thinking it was Morpholomew. And somehow, the whale wound up with Poxy inside him. It should also be noted that he wound up getting back all the Experiments he had sent to Hamsterviel during the original series run. Yet Gantu could maintain his composure even when things weren't quite the way he expected them to be.
Personally, I hate Spud because of what he did to Gantu and the end of Morpholomew. Turning him into a bunny rabbit. Then to make matters worse, he begged him to turn him back and they all they just abandoned him. I mean, that is so mean! I hate Spud with a passion after seeing that! I don't think Gantu himself could have been more mean. I mean, they had the experiment with them. They could have just left, but oh no, stupid jerky Spud had to turn poor Gantu into a bunny rabbit. And yes, I say "Poor Gantu," and I don't care what anyone else thinks of that. That's just plain mean, evil , and cruel for Spud to do that to him. Gantu may be no Angel, but I think that's just down right cruel for what Spud did to him. By the way, the reason why Gantu ended up with Poxy inside of him because When he was shrunk down, Lilo infected him with the experiment. I always thought so anyway, Which I think is mean also, not as mnean what Spud did to Gantu, but still at the very least. on the mean side. Anyway, I started to notice a continuing trend with Gantu. In every episode, he always says, "Oh, this is too easy." Of course, it never really is. Well bye.
There are of course two famed Experiments that ended up irritating Hamsterviel to the point that the rodent didn't want them. First, Nosy (Episode #28) let Hamsterviel know about the names Gantu would call that gerbil, upsetting him enough to return Nosy to Gantu. And then there was Heckler (Episode #56). He one-upped Hamsterviel with the insult comedy. He out- insulted Hamsterviel to the point that the hamster didn't want that Experiment whatsoever in his collection. So Gantu set Heckler free.