Now, here's a brand new OC that I've created to be in both the TUFF and Sly Cooper universes, the head of the international corporation Grenger Enterprise, Retriever Industries' biggest competitor, James Thaddeus Grenger.
James was heavily inspired by the Marvel character Justin Hammer, Tony Stark's biggest competitor, who is basically a corrupt businessman who hires supervillains to take out Iron Man and any of his friends (like Spider-Man and War Machine). So, in that sense, James basically has his company outfit anthro villains to help him eliminate Ethan Retriever, but only to get thwarted by Sly Cooper and his gang, who basically uncover his evil schemes. But, his immense wealth and his ability to manipulate the press keep him from the long arm of Interpol and TUFF, that S.O.B., making him a thorn in the Cooper Gang's side as well as Ethan's daughter, Allison, for a long time.
As for his bio, well let's just say that James was born into a wealthy family like Ethan and Allison, and was basically Ethan's roommate in college. During their college days, James was always jealous at Ethan because of how good his business ethics were, and tried to one-up him in any way he can. This mentality carried on when he inherited Grenger Enterprises, and decided to secretly align himself with the villainous General Tsao when he kidnapped the Panda King's daughter, and give him the technology needed to commit his dastardly crime. After his arrest, though, Carmelita grew suspicious that James' company was involved in this, but using his quick wits, James claimed to the press that Tsao stole his tech for his own purposes, and provided phony evidence to back that claim. The press bought it, but Interpol and TUFF weren't phased so easily, and kept a close eye on him afterwards.
Since then, he's been outfitting more and more anthro villains such as the Cane Toad, Turbo, Chili Pepper, Bomberhead, the Hunter, Komodo Kong, Ace O'Spades, the Grizz, Sharp Beak, K.O., the Corsair, Eight-Arm Eddie, SteelTusk, etc., with weapons and gadgets for their crimes, and even promised easy bailouts when they get arrested. This move caused various run-ins with the Cooper Gang and Team Katswell, who try to uncover the truth about his villainous ways. But, every time they get close to it, James just be-smirches the truth, saying that Retriever Industries is trying to discredit him so THEY can be the top corporation in the world. This in turn makes him a hard opponent for the two groups to face, and he didn't need to lay a finger on them.
Although James has no superpowers or combat or weapons training, his greatest weapon is his manipulative intelligence that rivals Ethan's business skills. Whereas Ethan uses his smarts to better anthro-kind and assist TUFF in combatting crime, James uses his to assist villains to commit said crimes, and hopefully gain control of the world marketing economy. He's basically a ruthless bastard hiding under that civilized and approachable persona.
Well, that's James Thaddeus Grenger, Ethan's biggest business rival.
Hope you guys like it. ^^
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TUFF belongs to Butch Hartman/Nickelodeon
Sly Cooper belongs to Sucker Punch/Sanzaru games
James Thaddeus Grenger belongs to me