Is Lil Judd from Splatoon 3 to be a bad character? An investigation is underway

Is Lil Judd from Splatoon 3 to be a bad character? An investigation is underway ...

Due to new information, Splatoon 3 imagines a future where ocean creatures, rather than mammals, took over the land.

The developers of the Splatoon series manage to weave in a vast history around the day-to-day competitions. This is done by having a pretty robust single-player campaign with a story, and by giving players the chance to discover collectibles, like scrolls, that reveal more about the games world.

Lil Judd is an odd cat character from Splatoon 2. He is known for being irritated by being second to Judd. In Splatoon 3, you can get a Sunken Scroll that appears to show the process of cloning Lil Judd. His hair is a little cleaner, his eyes are a bit smaller, and he is smaller than Judd.

[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for Splatoon 3, the final boss of the single-player campaign.]

Lil Judds' character model undergoes a strange transformation after beating the single-player campaign of Splatoon 3. He begins to wear a headset. This tiny detail might be the key to identifying his potentially dangerous intentions.

Players may choose to take part in a game mode called Salmon Run, where you earn a fake temp job for Grizzco Industries to collect Power Eggs. At the conclusion of Splatoon 3, we meet Mr. Grizz, a giant grizzly bear named Mr. Grizz who wants to devastate the earth with mammals. Turns out he is the big baddie of this game.

All signs suggest that the big boss will be completely destroyed. However, after you beat the solo campaign, Grizzco Industries is still alive and well. This leads to a question: Who is running Grizzco and talking to you via the headset? Now fans think it's Lil Judd because he wears the headset after you beat Mr. Grizz.

Lil Judd's general appearance would make sense, since he does not like Judd in the game. And Nintendo has even confirmed that Lil Judd has an in-fur-iority complex with Judd because he is just a recreation of the real deal. Additionally, in Splatoon 3, the opposing team is always shown to you as being the Bad Guys, and Lil Judd always represents them.

The voice we hear in the headset is definitely Grizz's voice. The garbled voice in the headset does not change post-solo campaign. So its possible that this particular plot line will be addressed some time in a future Splatoon game or DLC.