|Title||Former Scam Partner of Nick Wilde|
|Race/Species||Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)|
|Faction||Ally to Nick Wilde|
|Description||Rough Voice, Attitude, and Accent, Mockingly Humorous, Sneaky|
|Skills and Abilities||Expert at Scamming, Natural Animal Abilities|
Finnick is a supporting character in the 2016 Disney animated feature film Zootopia. He is a fennec fox and Nick Wilde's scam partner.
In the film.
On an average day, Finnick and Nick were out and about to carry out a money-making hustle. Nick was unknowingly spotted by Officer Judy Hopps who, believing Nick to be plotting, follows the fox to Jumbeaux's Café where she finds the café's owner, Jerry Jumbeaux Jr., refusing to serve Nick.
Judy believes this to be due to Nick violating a law and prepares to confront him with her fox repellent, only to pause when she spots Finnick, who Nick claims to be his son. Finnick spots Judy and the two exchange gazes, but the fennec fox ignores her beyond that in favor of the matter at hand.
Nick explains that his son would like a Jumbo-pop, but Jerry refuses to serve a fox and advises that both he and Finnick get ice cream from a parlor for foxes instead. He's told that Finnick loves all things elephants, hopes to become one once he grows up, and that buying a Jumbo-pop would be a way to lovingly encourage said dream.
Judy is notably touched by this story, though Jerry is unfazed, causing Finnick to throw a mild tantrum. Out of sympathy, Judy confronts Jerry, threatening to close his establishment due to health code violations should he refuse to serve Nick and Finnick. Jerry begrudgingly complies, but Nick seems to have left his wallet home, apologizing to Finnick for ruining his birthday before leaving.
Finnick sadly reaches for the ice pop and Judy, again feeling sympathy, pays for it herself. Outside of the café, Nick thanks Judy for the help and the latter encourages Finnick on his "dream" to become an elephant, giving him a ZPD sticker on his elephant suit as a gift. Nick and Finnick then depart the scene leaving Judy to her duties as a meter maid.
During her shift, she spots Finnick exiting from a van and excitedly rushes to greet him, only to pause when she spots him holding a jar steadily as Nick fills it with the juices of the melted Jumbo-pop. The two then return to the van, but instead of Nick, "the parent", driving, it's Finnick who's at the wheel, furthering Judy's suspicion. She follows the two to Tundratown, where Finnick is inserting his elephant suit footprints into the snow, while Nick fills those prints with the Jumbo juices.
Back in Savanna Central, it is revealed that Nick and Finnick were creating "Pawpsicles" to sell to lemmings, while Finnick collects their discarded sticks, which are later sold as lumber to construction mice, finally proving their entire situation was a scam. Once Finnick is paid his share, he discards his elephant costume and pacifier, entering his van in swift silence.
He then reveals his true appearance and voice as he and Nick bid farewell until the next day, subsequently driving off while blasting rap music and unknowingly leaving Nick to face an upset Judy. The next day, Finnick and Nick reunite for another "father and son" scam; Finnick falls asleep in his false stroller while traveling, which Nick covers to prevent anyone from noticing the former's adult-sized snoring.
During his nap, Judy Hopps returns and requests information from Nick for a case. As the two exchange banter, Finnick awakens and eavesdrop on their conversation. Judy, needing Nick to help her solve the case, hustles the latter into confessing his crime of felony tax evasion, forcing him to either help or face five years of jail time. The fact that Judy successfully hustled Nick was enough to have Finnick finally voice his opinions, laughing at Nick's humiliation and commending Judy on her actions.
Finnick then declares Nick a cop, and gives him the ZPD sticker as a sign of that, leaving the scene in laughter. Over time, Nick and Judy form a meaningful relationship. However, a series of unfortunate events at Judy's hands accidentally leads to the destruction of their friendship, and the destruction of peace within the city.
Nick abandons Judy as a result of this, and the latter returns to her hometown. During this time, Finnick and Nick cross paths once again. Meanwhile, when an epiphany hits Judy that could lead to the restoration of Zootopia, she rushes back to the city and searches for Finnick. When she finds his van, Finnick answers abruptly, prepared to attack his unwanted visitor with a bat, but he pulls himself back upon seeing that it was Judy, who pleads for compassion and help in finding Nick, to which Finnick complies to.
Though Finnick is not seen again for the remainder of the film, Nick and Judy allude to him during the climax, referencing the "toot-toot" noise of his elephant costume's trunk. During the epilogue, Nick, now an official cop, can be seen eating a Pawpsicle during his shift, implying that he and Finnick (whether for profit or not) continue to work together to make them.
Role in the series.
Finnick pretty much changed for the better as well following Nick Wilde going straight. Finnick was able to successfully pitch the idea of Pawsicles to the elephant ice cream shop owner they used to scam as Finnick went into business with Jerry. However, when trouble's afoot, you can count of Finnick to make sure Nick is aware of it, along with Nick's other assusiates.