|“||Hi buddy! I'm your friendly neighborhood police officer! Want a glass of water? (Emmet: Yeah, actually that sounds)(switches faces, smashes the glass aside) TOO BAD!||”|
–Bad Cop and Good Cop to Emmet
Bad Cop (Good Cop) is the reformed secondary antagonist of The LEGO Movie. He also makes a brief appearance in the sequel, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. He is voiced by Liam Neeson, who also voices his father Pa Cop.
The LEGO Movie Edit
Bad Cop is the head of President Business's army and is the head of the Super Secret Police. He comes from a line of policemen, Pa Cop and Ma Cop being some of them, and when he gets angry, he kicks chairs (As revealed when he interrogates Emmet.) He first appears interrogating Emmet in his Bad Cop form believing that Emmet is part of an elaborate plot working for the Master Builders, despite his Good Cop side appearing on some occasions. Soon after he attempts to blast off the piece of resistance off of Emmet (lying to Emmet saying it won’t hurt in his Good Cop form) and leaves the room for a snack break. He returns to find Lucy freeing Emmet and sends in robots to hunt them down, but fails despite his best efforts. Later, he starts kicking a chair around in rage and even throws the chair so far that it knocks out a robot that runs away.
He later appears in President Business‘s (Lord Business') office for a talk, in which the antagonist reveals all his plans on how he is going to use the Kragle. To find out how loyal his henchman is, Business had Bad Cop test out the Kragle on his parents. However, his "good" side absolutely refused to, so President Business used the "Fleece Crested Scepter of Q-Teep" and the "Poh-leesh Reemover of Nah'yil" to erase the Good Cop face head in order to make him loyal, much to the horror of his parents. This caused Bad Cop to freeze his parents, his last words to his father being “Sorry, Dad - I have a job to do.”
Later he brings a force of robots to track Emmet down but had failed to capture him because Batman had stopped him. But he managed to put a tracking device on Emmet and later found him in Cloud Cuckoo Land with a robot force causing the realm to fall (both literally and figuratively). Shortly after he was seen trying to locate Emmet’s remains, but again fails.
Next he was seen again with President Business discussing what to do next. Later, Bad Cop was seen during Emmet’s Plan to destroy the Kragle and was distracted for a brief moment, but then was seen alongside Emmet’s captured friends and Lord Business.
After Emmet “sacrificed his life” and Lucy and the Master Builders escapes he fights alongside them, destroying many robots and brings back his Good Cop side with a marker - the result was a scribbly face with a wide smile, also known as Scribble Cop. At the end of the movie, it shows Finn having created Scribble Cop‘s Reunion with his parents after the antidote was spread.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Edit
In The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Scribble Cop (Bad Cop/Good Cop) doesn't speak in the movie but appeared in cameo three times he first appears in his police car being carried by skeletrons. Emmet says good morning to him, to which he growls during the tween dream remix of everything is awesome. He then appears in Emmet's nightmare about Armamageddon. Scribble Cop can later be seen hiding in Batman's base when Sweet Mayhem arrives at Apocalypseburg.
- His voice actor Liam Neeson played Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace and Ra's Al Ghul in Batman Begins/ The Dark Knight Rises.
- Neeson has also played Brian Miller in the Taken trilogy, and he is also seen in many other movies such as The Commuter, Non-Stop, Battleship and more.
- The word he says most is "Boom!".
- His favourite hobby is kicking chairs around, as seen when he goes into a breakdown when interrogating Emmet and also when said character has escaped from Bricksburg.
- In the Think Tank room, when Lord Business tells Bad Cop he’s fired, he can be seen holding a pink suitcase with stickers on it.
- During Emmet’s plan to destroy the Kragle, Bad Cop can be heard humming/singing ”Danny Boy”.