Note: Although Club Penguin Island is closing on December 20, we’ll be answering questions and showing off what had been in development with these ‘Wrap Up’ posts. These contain concepts that won’t be added into the game.
Hi penguin pals,
Any question of Herbert being in Club Penguin Island was put to rest during Aunt Arctic’s adventure, Shocking Secrets. Armed with the voltaic ray—a giant lightning blaster—he brought the island to the verge of disaster, only to be defeated at the last minute.
Some of you have wondered why Herbert would go through all this trouble to take over the island, so here’s the full scoop:
First, it’s important to note that Herbert has always been hot-headed. Other polar bears forced him out of the north pole for exactly the reason you’d expect—being an evil mastermind.
Unlike classic Club Penguin, this version of Herbert doesn’t hate the cold. So, since he could no longer live in the north pole, it made sense that he travel to a similar environment—the south pole.
The problem is, Herbert didn’t change after being forced from his homeland—if anything, he was even more frustrated that others couldn’t accept his genius (well, except for his new friend, Klutzy, who loved him no matter what). When he found the perfect island, the last thing he wanted was to share it with a bunch of loud, obnoxious penguins. On top of that, he heard the legends of this island—that it was filled with all kinds of amazing wonders and treasures—and he knew it could make him very, very powerful. What better way to prove his brilliance to the world?
Of course, it didn’t work out that way. Instead, the newly formed Elite Penguin Force stopped Herbert.
Some of you have wondered if, someday, Herbert will make peace with the penguins. To that, I say… well, I don’t know.
We do know that Herbert is capable of friendship—after all, he does have a friend in Klutzy. And during the Waddle On party we even see him slinking in the underground diner for a pizza. But does that mean he’s ready to change his villainous ways?
That’s a question for you to decide.