Kauai, Hawaii, Earth
|Appears in||Lilo & Stitch|
Stitch Has A Glitch
Stitch! The Movie
Lilo & Stitch: The Series
Leroy & Stitch
In a nutshell
Jumba Jookiba an eccentric alien scientist and the creator of over six-hundred genetic experiments, including Stitch (number 626). Exiled permenately to Earth for his part in their creations, he tries to blend in as much as he can, and helps Lilo and Stitch catch the remainder of his experiments by informing them on their functions and any weaknesses they can exploit.
Jumba loves and revels in his scientific endevours. While he has been shown to have mastery over a fair few engineering fields, he has a soft spot for his experiments, as the only sentient beings he has created.
While he self-styles himself as "evil genius", it is hard to call Jumba evil at all - especially since he has shown sympathy and empathy throughout the series. Indeed, it seems more like Jumba enjoys chaos rather than evil.
- Jumba appears to speak somewhat broken English with a Russian accent. He often phrases verb phrases in the structure "[SUBJECT] is/are [VERB]ing...", sometimes interjecting the fragment "how you saw" before the verb.
- Whenever Lilo or Stitch encounter an experiment, after they attempt to catch it for the first time, they usually go find Jumba as soon as possible, to find out which experiment it is and what it does.
- When Jumba accompanies Lilo and Stitch, Jumba often acts as the translator for Stitch when he reverts back to Tantalog.
- Jumba's first name only has one "a" ("Jumba", not "Jumbaa"), and his last has two "o"s ("Jookiba", not "Jokiba").