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Abilities Spin back like a boomerang
First Appearance Theme 6-5
Gender Male
Species Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus Prasinus)
Locations Most levels
Strength Medium
Size Medium

   

"What goes up must crash down!"

"Can we get an ice pack for Hal?" spoken by Red in The Angry Birds Movie

"Uh, did we win?" spoken by Hal in The Angry Birds Movie

Hal the Boomerang Bird (sometimes referred to as Green Bird) is a character in the Angry Birds series of games created by Rovio Entertainment. He was introduced in 2010 and was the first new character added to the Angry Birds series who was not one of the original five birds in the flock, with the other three being Terence, Bubbles, and Stella in that order.

Al first appeared in Theme 6-4 as a prisoner, but was playable starting with Theme 6-5. He has appeared as a playable character in every version and episode of the game released since his introduction, though he is not necessarily in all levels. In the Fuji TV exclusive episode Sakura Ninja, Hal appears dressed in kendo garb. This was the first time he has appeared in costume in any game and completely new game sprites were created for this.

Appearance

Hal has a huge, orange beak (being the only bird in Red's flock with a beak color other than yellow). He has three top black feathers, like Matilda, and three spiky black feathers on his back (Like Chuck). He has two eyes on either side of his beak with medium-sized eyebrows, and pure white chest feathers. In his earlier cartoon appearance he gains a three black thick brows in each sides, green eyes, his huge beak are dark yellow and orange and his feathers is medium green.

In Angry Birds Toons and Angry Birds Go!, Hal appears to have a near resemblance to a real Toucanet and now have black linings in each sides and gains a yellow eyebags on his eyes. He does not have the three top black feathers on his head and his huge beak is now in a different shades of orange. His feathers are now emerald green and his white stomach is not seen.

In the film version, Hal appears as a green anthropomorphic Emerald Toucanet and is a combination between his classic game counterpart and his earlier cartoon appearance. His beak reverts back into orange and has orange feet. His black feathers on top is now green as the feathers at the back is also green and his stomach is now pale beige instead of white.

Personal data

Al Toy Care

Hal

  • Name: Hal
  • Known aliases: Al (Formally/Typo), Green Bird, Toucan Bird, Boomerang Bird
  • Group affiliation: The Flock
  • Known relatives: None
  • Best friends: Bubbles, RedJay, Jake, and Jim, Bomb, Chuck, Terence
  • Voiced by: Jean-Marie Viollet (Angry Birds Go!), Anthony Padilla (The Angry Birds Movie)

Advantages and disadvantages

Hal's ability is to reverse his direction, which is extremely useful when attempting to get to areas other birds cannot.

Hal is very good against wood, glass and snow, but not great against stone. When his ability is used, it's often the longer (eventually a set time) the bird can break through entire columns of wood and glass. Another way to use the Hal is by firing it backwards and using it's ability to cause it to fly forwards.

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Hal flies farther and higher then all the other birds when fired.

A common disadvantage is when Hal is fired straight into the air, it's hard to arc him perfectly when he approaches the ground. Sometimes he will hit the ground and become a corpse immediately when he goes out of range.

Another common disadvantage is when the ability is used too close to the structure, he will very quickly lose speed not long after the boomerang back and not even scratch the structure.

When it comes to Piglantis in Angry Birds Seasons, another disadvantage is that Hal's ability is useless underwater because if his ability is used underwater, he won't be able to boomerang back and he'll automatically turn into a corpse really fast.

However, in High Dive in Angry Birds Rio, an advantage is that his ability works underwater, and can reverse regardless.

In the movie version, Hal's ability was demonstrated during the Battle Cry trailer when he was slingshot by Red and the fellow birds in a greater distance but also backfires when he boomerangs Red and the group as he heavily hits a wooden tree as his beak was hurt in a process, ask Red that did they win, and Red immediately calls Chuck for an ice pack. A strange thing to note is that in the movie, Hal does not need to open his beak to boomerang backwards.

Personality

Unlike most other birds, the large beaked Hal is an easy going bird. As a consequence of this, the toucan ends up camping to pass a bunch of his time, only to turn up when he feels like it and/or the flock needs him; and therefore he doesn't appear as much as the other birds do (Summer Pignic Short Movie). However, its important to not forget that Hal is still an Angry Bird, albeit one that flies into a rage when someone tries to set boundaries. In his opinion, the sky is the limit, and he'll prove it the hard way if he has to.

Hal loves to travel, go camping, and spend the day playing his banjo. He is a peace-lover, like Matilda, but is also somewhat lazy in his actions. In Angry Birds Go!, Hal is shown to speak in a Mexican accent when he grunts.

Hal is very camera shy, which is why he does not appear in any of the Toons Animations like the other birds. In fact, he is the only bird in Red's flock (Excluding Silver) to never appear in an animation series. Multiple fans complain due to his exclusion in Angry Birds Media.

History

Main Article: Angry Birds

Little is known about Hal's history before he met The Flock. When first seen, Hal was a prisoner of the Bad Piggies until The Flock freed him. It is unknown how he was kidnapped by the pigs. After this freedom, he turned up in the Summer Pignic Short Movie with any luck that he'll get in. However, Red denied access when he tilted the slingshot, thereby making Matilda fly in the wrong direction. Despite this clumsy start, Hal managed to prove himself when all other flock members failed by launching himself from the slingshot, and using his boomerang ability, grab the eggs and knock out the structure's support system, causing to fall down and defeating King Pig. With that, he was granted 3 stars and membership in the flock.

In the course of the battles with the Pigs, he has traveled to many different locations and environments, including the desert, underground caves, and beaches. The Pigs never rest in their quest to steal eggs and the Flock often has to retrieve their eggs on holidays and special occasions. In one instance, the Pigs captured the entire Flock, including Hal, making it the second time he was captured by Pigs. Then Terence came and freed him and stopped the King Pig.

Main article: Angry Birds Seasons

Hal has also traveled to China twice and Japan, where he wore kendo gear.

Main article: Angry Birds Rio

At an indeterminate time later, the Flock was captured as rare birds and taken to Rio de Janeiro where they fought with Blu and Jewel and their friends against Nigel and Mauro and his marmosets. Hal did not appear originally in Rio, but arrived much later after the others, so it is possible he was not kidnapped originally and made his way to Rio to help rescue The Flock.

Main article: Angry Birds Space

In another adventure, many of the Flock were whisked into Space via a wormhole, gained super powers and fought the Space King and the Space Pigs. Hal has been left behind with Matilda and Stella on the island.

Hal's Depscription in Angry Birds Birdsonality (modified):

"Understanding and sociable, Hal makes his voice heard but is also a great listener. His social nature and great conversational skills earns him a lot of friends. On the flip side, his people pleasing personality means that he takes criticism especially hard."

Relationships

Red

In the Summer Picnic Animation, Red extremely dislikes Hal at first, not trusting him enough to use the Slingshot. They neglect him, thinking he will only be a burden. Red pushes him away after he messes up Matilda's shot. However, after Hal saves the eggs, Red is extremely grateful and accepts him as a part of the flock. Throughout the Angry Birds Mini-Comics, Red and Hal are shown to be good friends and Hal is cheery and optimistic towards Red.

The Blues

The Blues like Hal, and enjoy being with him. They use him in multiple ways, such as a canoe, an umbrella, etc.

They prefer being with him over Red, which causes him to be confused and jealous.

Chuck

Chuck saves Hal from imprisonment from the pigs, and they are presumably good friends.

Terence

Terence saves Hal from imprisonment from the pigs, and they are presumably good friends.

Gameplay

Mobile

Online Games

Other

Animation

Counterparts

Grey Slam Grimlock

Grey Slam Grimlock
Grey Slam Grimlock
Abilities Weak Electronic Shock
First Appearance Angry Birds Transformers
Gender Male
Species Dinosaur (and toucan) Robot Bird
Locations Everywhere
Strength Medium
Size Medium

    Grey Slam Grimlock's Depscription From the Angry Birds Transformers Game:

" You might call Grimlock the 'strong, silent type,' except he's really not silent at all. He loves to roar and smash and stomp and zap things with his laser and do anything else that's noisy! Raargh! Boom! Splat! Aaiiee!

Grimlock doesn't like authority or taking orders (unless the order is to smash stuff up), but in the end he always comes through for his team-mates. Raargh! More raarghs!

Grimlock is strong and brave, but also slow and clumsy. His direct, 'smash anything that gets in the way' attitude makes him an excellent asset on the battlefield, just don't expect him to do anything sneaky. But what do you expect? He's a dinosaur! Look at him, he's so cool! But don't mention his stubby little dinosaur arms - he hates that.

His weapon can be used to sweep across the screen, smashing ice blocks or weak threats as it goes. Or you can hold the beam on a single target to burn through it.

Either way you need to watch the weapon doesn't overheat and shut down. If that happens you just have to wait for it to cool - might be a good time to transform and flee!"

Member of "Leaders" squad.

Energon power-up: Energon Airstrike.

Vehicle: Motorbike

Energon Grimlock

Energon Grimlock
Energon Grimlock
Abilities Stronger electronic shock
First Appearance Angry Birds Transformers
Gender Male
Species Dinosaur (and toucan) Robot Bird
Locations unknown
Strength Medium
Size Medium

      Energon Grimlock's Depscription From the Angry Birds Transformers Game:

"You might call Grimlock the 'strong, silent type,' except he's really not silent at all. He loves to roar and smash and stomp and zap things with his laser and do anything else that's noisy! Raargh! Boom! Splat! Aaiiee!

Grimlock doesn't like authority or taking orders (unless the order is to smash stuff up), but in the end he always comes through for his team-mates. Raargh! More raarghs!

Grimlock is strong and brave, but also slow and clumsy. His direct, 'smash anything that gets in the way' attitude makes him an excellent asset on the battlefield, just don't expect him to do anything sneaky. But what do you expect? He's a dinosaur! Look at him, he's so cool! But don't mention his stubby little dinosaur arms - he hates that.

His Energon overcharged weapon is enormously powerful, but Energon is volatile, so he takes a lot more damage, too!"

Member of "Energon Fuelled" squad.

Energon power-up: Energon EMP Stunner.

Vehicle: Motorbike

Goldbite Grimlock

Goldbite Grimlock
Goldbite Grimlock
Abilities Stronger electronic shock and double the coins
First Appearance Angry Birds Transformers
Gender Male
Species Dinosaur (and toucan) Robot Bird
Locations unknown
Strength High
Size Medium

      Goldbite Grimlock's Depscription From the Angry Birds Transformers Game:

You might call Grimlock the 'strong, silent type,' except he's really not silent at all. He loves to roar and smash and stomp and zap things with his laser and do anything else that's noisy! Raargh! Boom! Splat! Aaiiee!

Grimlock doesn't like authority or taking orders (unless the order is to smash stuff up), but in the end he always comes through for his team-mates. Raargh! More raarghs!

Grimlock is strong and brave, but also slow and clumsy. His direct, 'smash anything that gets in the way' attitude makes him an excellent asset on the battlefield, just don't expect him to do anything sneaky. But what do you expect? He's a dinosaur! Look at him, he's so cool! But don't mention his stubby little dinosaur arms - he hates that.

Warning: Variant characters are for expert players! If they complete an Event they earn loads of bonus Coins, but if they fail they get... nothing. Ouch!"

Member of "Variant Versions" squad.

Energon power-up: Energon Shield.

Vehicle: Mororbike

Trivia

  • Hal, Bubbles and the Ice Bird are the only birds who first appeared kidnapped by the pigs, although Bubbles was unintentionally kidnapped.
  • Hal will make Chuck's pain noises when being a corpse, thus making it the only bird without an original pain noise.
  • Hal and Blu and Jewel are also the only birds to rotate when fired from the slingshot.
  • Hal has a different launch voice on Angry Birds Seasons as of the Ham'o'ween update. However, the PC and Mac version of Angry Birds Classic also has the alternative voice of the bird. The phone version of the original Angry Birds has the original select and launch voice (actually one of the birds grumbling when waiting).
  • Hal and the Ice Bird are the only Birds that are shown in the level before they are first played in as an unplayable item.
  • On Chrome level 6-4 his corpse sprite disappears and is invisible, but when you unlock him, his corpse sprite will be the Angry Birds Rio sprite and he keeps the Yellow Bird pain noises but the feathers change from yellow ones to white ones.
  • Hal may be based upon the Emerald Toucanet.
    AB Boomerang Bird Corpse Sprite

    Hal's corpse artwork.

  • Boomerang Birds end their beaks with red in the old design, but in the game he has orangish yellow at the end of his beak.
  • In Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Facebook, Angry Birds (Google Chrome), Angry Birds Vuela Tazos, Angry Birds Fuji TV, Angry Birds Telepizza, and Angry Birds in The Hunt For The Golden Pistachio, Hal has a new design.
  • Even though his full beak is all orange, in the Summer Pignic Animated Short, the top part of his beak is yellow while the bottom section is orange just like in his old design.
  • Except in the comics, this is the only bird that talked in the promotional videos (In Summer Pignic, he says "ba-bye!"). However, in the Ham'oween short, while trick-or-treating at Mighty's cave, the Blue Birds do say a word that sounds like "trick or treat!", but not the actual words.
  • As shown in the Summer Pignic short, he is accident prone. This is only in the Summer Pignic short, as seen in the Angry Birds Coca-Cola short, he is an excellent swimmer, and can even boomerang back in the water.
  • Whenever Boomerang Bird blinks, his eyebrows disappear. This only happens for his old design.
  • In Piglantis, Hal's ability doesn't work when he is underwater. The corpse will appear when the ability is activated.
  • In the Angry Birds Heikki promonanal art on Angry Birds Facebook page, Hal looks exactly like it's design in Angry Birds (Previously) and Angry Birds Seasons, except the yellow ring on his beak is removed.
  • Hal is the only bird who got rescued twice.
  • Terence and Hal are the only 2 birds used for The Big Setup.
  • Even though Hal has green feathers, yellow ones appear when he disintegrates after becoming a corpse. In Angry Birds Chrome, Angry Birds Friends and the 2012 updated version of the original game, green feathers appear (an earlier version of the Chrome version had white feathers).
  • Strangely, in the Angry Birds Coca-Cola short, he can boomerang back in the water, but in Piglantis, when he is underwater, his power becomes useless.
  • Hal is the first bird to be known to play an instrument. Hal plays the banjo, as seen in the Angry Birds Transformers comic series.
  • Hal may be somewhat old; his voice in Angry Birds Go! is quite creaky. He also calls the other birds (specifically the Blues) "kids", meaning that he is older than them.
  • Additionally, Hal may be a peace activist. He doesn't fight pigs unless there is theft. Stereotypical-sense, he uses words like "dudes" and "amigo".
  • In Angry Birds Friends, when Hal's boomerang ability is activated, he boomerangs back at a lower angle than in the main games.
  • Hal is the only bird that never appeared in Angry Birds Toons. His design for Toons would depict him with a more pointed beak, a black "mask" over his face, and yellow rings around his eyes.
  • Hal, along with Matilda and Stella, are the only three birds without a Space counterpart, and he and Bubbles are the only two birds without a Star Wars counterpart.
  • Many fans complain about the fact that Hal is barely involved in multiple installments in the Angry Birds series.

Gallery

In-Game

Character

  • The 1st version
  • The 2nd and most recent version
  • Hal ability
  • Corpse in Rio/Chrome
  • Sideways Hal
  • SQUAWK!
  • Hal as He Appears in Angry Birds Rio 2
  • Hal Blinking in Angry Birds Rio 2
  • Hal's Power Up in Angry Birds Rio 2
  • Corpse in Angry Birds Rio 2
  • CGI model in Go!
  • Hal In Angry Birds Action!Go to Hal

Merchandise

  • Backpack Clip
  • Old 5" Plush
  • Old 8" Plush
  • New Plush
  • Zoomerang

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