Cranky is always hungry, eating anything whatever he finds. He causes trouble for Swampy whenever and however he can. Cranky hates human behavior, and as a result, he and his gang spend most of their days tormenting Swampy (who has human traits). At times he even asserts aggression to his own minions, but never shows aggression towards Allie.
Cranky is very lazy and shows no respect towards Swampy. He was formerly in a relationship with Allie, until she abandoned him when Swampy gave her a bow. Cranky tried several attempts to sabotage the romance between the two, but he has had little success.
Cranky is shown to be incredibly strong despite having an enormous appetite, such as in the Warming Up cutscene where he helps Swampy build a special instrument for Allie as a special gift by carrying planks of wood, pipes and several other objects.
Cranky takes on the appearance of an anthropomorphic obese light green alligator (not as light compared to Allie). He is the largest alligator in the sewer, towering over Swampy and Allie. He has purple irises on his eyes, 12 teeth sticking out (6 on each side) of his mouth and a scar on his belly.
Cranky's claws, toes and scales are blue. His scales are much more round compared to his claws and toes which are relatively pointy. Cranky's skin shows dark patches of mud, his belly is a green-white. His tail looks similar to Allie's, though it's much longer, thicker and pointer; but unlike Allie, the tail tends to face inward. Just like all the Alligators in the sewer, Cranky has four fingers and two toes.
Cranky eats his food in nearly the same way every time. He rocks back and then forth while lifting one leg at the same time. His eyes are always closed. He either chomps his food in 2 different ways or swallow it whole. After he swallows, Cranky puts his hands on his belly.
|Water Enters Pipe|
|Grabbing & Breaking Pipe|
|Poison Water Lands of Foot|
|Roars at Algae|
|"Tiger Roar" (Trailer Only)|
- Cranky is well known for his cackling like laugh.
- Like Swampy, Cranky is also voiced by Justin T. Bowler.
- In the cutscenes, Cranky is shown without his signature scar until Under Pressure.
- In the trailer and the making of his story, Cranky has a roar that sounds like a tiger.
- Ooze entering his lair is used as a comedic effect.