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This article contains plot spoilers for Yooka-Laylee and/or Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair.
"If you thought the challenges so far were tough, wait until you see my outlook for Q4 of the game!"― Capital B
Capital B is the main antagonist of Yooka-Laylee. He is a capitalist bee who is the CEO of Hivory Towers and desires to convert all the world's literature into pure profit to have a monopoly over the book industry. It is up to Yooka and Laylee to stop him and his evil associate, Dr. Quack. He plans to use an all-powerful book called "The One Book" to rewrite the entire universe.
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After Capital B is defeated by the duo in a final showdown, a displeased Dr. Quack threatens to report his failure to a secret organization called V.I.L.E. that Capital B himself is a member of. Capital B orders him not to, claiming that the One Book will give them the power to conquer the world. Unfortunately for the villains, Blasto suddenly appears and blasts them into an open book that closes on the pair, trapping them both inside it.
During the events of Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, while trapped in the Royal Stingdom tome, Capital B constructs a new lair that he claims is impossible to beat due to its difficulty, and has taken over the Royal Beetalion with the use of the mind-control device, the Hive Mind.
Name Origin[edit | edit source]
The "Capital" part of his name is because Capital B is a capitalist, "a person who uses their money to invest in industry for profit."
Capital in business is "money or other assets owned by a person or organization for investing."
The "B" part of his name is a homophone of the word "bee", which is Capital B's species. The name is also wordplay in that Capital B's name features a capitalized "B."
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Capital B is a overweight yellow and brown striped bee in a purple pinstripe suit with pockets and two yellow buttons, a blue tie, and white undershirt. On part of his three-piece suit is an embroidered cape bearing the letter "B." He wears black gloves over his hands, holding a red cane with a honeycomb (similar to the honeycombs from Banjo-Kazooie). He has jagged teeth with one tooth missing. He has a bloodshot eye, amber irises, crooked eyebrows, and a pointed proboscis. He wears black dress shoes.
Appearance in the Impossible Lair[edit | edit source]
Capital B's physical appearance is the same, but his wardrobe has been changed. He now sports cauldron-like armor and a black cape with a silver outline and velvet interior. Red epaulets with gold tassels hang on each of his shoulders. A gold chain connects to the front of his armor to the back. He has a light blue band across his body, with three golden pins with green, red, and blue from left to right. The same three pins are also on his cape. He has large black boots and white gloves.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Capital B's personality is that of a stereotypical corrupt businessman, doing anything from paying Dr. Quack 'just above minimum wage' to ripping people off in Capital Cashino only to increase his profit. Capital B is also vain. In the background of Hivory Towers, there is a large golden statue of the Capital B himself, and he asks Dr. Quack if it is 'golden enough,' as well as a giant snow statue of him in Glitterglaze Glacier. He is cruel and unsympathetic to Dr. Quack, telling him to bin the "vice prezedent" statue for casting an "awkward shadow," and going as far as shredding pagies. He is also shown to be rather impulsive and angry, as he throws a tantrum when he doesn't get his way, or when he fails at something.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
"How do a lizard and a bat become friends anyway? That doesn't make any sense."
"Your amateur moves aren't worth a dime, for a change I made this taunt rhyme!"
"Honestly, what's up with the bat's nose? I can recommend a good nose surgeon..."
"Smile, you're on CCTV! Seriously, watching you play is really dull."
"Casual Fridays are loads of fun, but even I draw the line at naked reptiles!"
"Health and safety said that I can't just drop all the boss minions in the lobby with you. Those killjoys!"
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Capital B's bloodshot eye harkens back to another villain, King K. Rool, from the Donkey Kong Country series by Rare, Ltd., who also sported a bloodshot eye.
- Capital B seems to be a very profitable entrepreneur, owning a large casino with a safe room full of gold and owning a large factory, along with many other things.
- "Your amateur moves aren't worth a dime, for a change I made this taunt rhyme!" refers to Gruntilda Winkybunion, the main antagonist of the Banjo-Kazooie franchise and his BK counterpart. All of the taunts she said from atop her castle are in rhyming couplets.
- Capital B mentions at the beginning of the game that he was going to play golf on the 4th world, which is Capital Cashino (which, of course, has a Golf Course). He says in one of his tower quotes he has "golf planned with another corporate henchman," which implies he was playing golf with other members of V.I.L.E. during the events of Yooka-Laylee.
- Capital B has written several books, including "To the Top," "Capital B's guide to red nectar," among others.