Speedy is a snail with grayish skin and an shiny red shell. He also wears a yellow fedora.
Role in seriesEdit
He first appears in the episode "French Fried," when the duo plan to eat the snail, but his abilities to speak and sing and his bon viveur, good-humored attitude gets him to become friends with them. Timon decides to name him "Speedy" because he thought giving such a name to a snail would be a brilliant incongruity.
Throughout the series, Speedy often has Timon and Pumbaa to save him from people trying to eat or harm him. He has even been jewelrified in "Ocean Commotion" by a mad man who resembled Frankenstein's assistant Igor who wanted to make an earring for his demanding wife, but Timon and Pumbaa saved him once again from hanging from the woman's ear for eternity as it had been done whilst he was still in his shell.
Later on, in "The Man from J.U.N.G.L.E.," it is shown that Speedy has a superhero alter ego called Super Duper Hero X after Timon was captured by Chromosome Quint who mistook him for the real hero along with Pumbaa and repaid the favor of the many times they saved him.
Mostly every episode ends with Timon and Pumbaa saying their goodbyes to Speedy when he's back home and suddenly a seagull swoops down and carries him away, resulting in the duo having to save him once more.