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From left to right: Captain Underpants, George Beard, Harold Hutchins, Evil Harold, Captain Blunderpants, Evil George, Crackers

Crackers was a female Quetzalcoatlus adopted by George and Harold during their first escapade backwards in time. She was mistaken for a Pteradactyl by the boys (and was initially believed to be male before she laid eggs in the tenth book) who was thought dead after sacrificing herself to prevent Tippy Tinkletrousers from destroying the planet. The series ends with George and Harold using the Robo-Squid suit in an attempt to save her and Sulu from this fate.

History

Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part Two: Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers

After the Combine-O-Tron 2000 and the Forgetchamacallit 2000 are stolen by Ms. Singerbrains, George and Harold travel back to the Cretaceous period. Using a box of saltines, they manage to lure in a pterodactyl, whom they bring back with them to the present in order to retrieve the stolen devices. While Harold takes to the pterodactyl (giving her the name "Crackers"), George insists that they are only borrowing her and that she needs to return to her own time. While Harold is reluctant to do so, he seemingly agrees.

However, it is revealed later that Harold instead brought Crackers to the tree-house, much to George's annoyance. While George points out that they can't keep her as a pet, he eventually agrees to let Crackers stay in the present for one night. Unfortunately, forgetting Melvin's warning not to use the Purple Potty two days in a row, the boys use it the next day, accidentally traveling to an alternate universe when the machine malfunctions.

Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People

When George and Harold are sent to the alternate universe, Crackers and Sulu are kidnapped by their alternate selves after the two are tricked into believing that they are with their main universe owners. Evil George and Evil Harold attempt to hypnotize Crackers and Sulu, which fails on the former but not the latter (due to the fact that Crackers is female). Crackers helps the boys save the world from a brainwashed Sulu and their evil counterparts, after which she accompanies them until they are ambushed by Tippy Tinkletrousers.

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers

It is unknown what became of Crackers in the original timeline where George and Harold are arrested. However, in the bad timeline accidentally created by Tippy Tinkletrousers due to his misuse of time travel, it is unlikely she was ever adopted at all.

Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers

After Tippy Tinkletrousers uses further time-travel to prevent the bad future from ever existing, he decides to return to the moment when George and Harold were arrested and create an entirely new timeline in which he is able to defeat Captain Underpants. George, Harold, Crackers, and Sulu are able to escape to the past using the Purple Potty, but Crackers during this adventure Crackers seemingly becomes very ill (George and Harold were attempting to return her to her proper time as they were initially planning to do in Book 7). It is later revealed that she was not ill, but pregnant, and that she and Sulu sacrifce themselves to prevent Tippy from destroying the world.

Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo-Toilet 2000

While Crackers is not physically present in this book, it is revealed here that her eggs were the result of mating with Sulu (whom Harold speculates had his genes mutated when he was transformed into a bionic hamster). The resulting creatures are nicknamed "Hamsterdactyls" by George and Harold (as they were still unaware that Crackers was a Quetzalcoatlus and not a Pteradactyl). Crackers and Sulus' offspring are named "Orlando", "Tony", and "Dawn" by the boys, and are instrumental in the defeat of the Turbo-Toilet 2000 after his return.

Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot

Orlando, Tony, and Dawn once again help save the day at the climax of the book when Captain Underpants is defeated. Although Crackers herself does not appear in this book, George and Harold decide to keep the duplicate Robo-Squid Suit to try and save her and Sulu from her fate.

Book Appearances

She has a main role in the following stories:

She is very mute in her appearances.

Trivia

  • Crackers is a baby Quetzalcoatlus.
  • She can fit in Harolds backpack without any trouble.
  • Harold named her Crackers due to having a liking for the crackers that he had in his backpack.
  • She is one of three major female prehistoric reptile characters: The other two being Lily and Mog-Mog (who only exist within George and Harold's comics).
  • Crackers was initially believed to be male. The idea that Crackers was female was first foreshadowed in Book 8, after she responded in an opposite way to the 3D Hypno-Ring (something that only happens to women, as revealed in Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman). Crackers true gender was confirmed at the end of Book 10, after George and Harold discovered that she had laid eggs.

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