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Randall Boggs (called Randy in Monsters University) is the overall main antagonist of the Monsters, Inc. franchise. He is one of the two main antagonists of Monsters, Inc. and the supporting protagonist-turned-supporting antagonist of Monsters University. He is Sulley's arch-nemesis and the number two scarer at Monsters, Inc.


Monsters, Inc.

In the first film, Randall is Sulley's arch-nemesis and Mike's arch-rival. Randall often has small disagreements with Mr. Waternoose, but still trusts him as his chief henchman. He is usually irritated by Fungus, but nonetheless recruits him as one of his henchmen. Randall resembles a lizard, with the ability to change his color from purple and blue to blend into his surroundings at will, much like a chameleon, making him invisible.

He works as a scarer for Monsters, Inc. by entering children's rooms through a system of closet doors and scaring sleeping children to bottle their screams, which is a source of power in their world. Randall is in competition with Sulley for the glorious post of Top Scarer. Secretly, he had constructed a Scream Extractor and kidnapped a human child in cooperation with Mr. Waternoose and Fungus, with the hopes to eventually defeat and kill Sulley and rise to the rank of Top Scarer and eventually, the leader of Monsters, Inc., and try to rule Monstropolis.

However, Randall's initial plan failed due to Mike sending Sulley back after closing hours to submit paperwork that Mike forgot to turn in to Roz earlier. After Sulley had stumbled upon the child after accidentally letting her into the monster world, he slowly grows attached to her and decides to name her Boo. Sulley and a jealous Mike take Boo home with them; however, since children are forbidden in their world (due to a belief that they can infect the monsters), the duo try to hide Boo's identity to everyone, including Randall and Mr. Waternoose (whom Sulley lies to, saying that Boo {in her monster costume} is his "cousin's sister's daughter"). When Boo accidentally reveals herself after a scare demonstration by Sulley, Mike tells Mr. Waternoose about the entire situation and he promises to set things straight and fire Randall for his actions. However, Waternoose sends in the wrong door and banishes Sulley and Mike to the Himalayas after revealing that he is actually one of Randall's evil henchmen and that he is following his orders to save the company, thus betraying his own employees. With Sulley and Mike out of the way, Mr. Waternoose quickly closes the door before Sulley can run back in and hands Boo to Randall. Now that they have the child, Randall and his henchmen are able to go through with testing the Scream Extractor on her.

Later, inside Randall's lair, Mr. Waternoose has second thoughts of assisting Randall and confronts him, expressing distaste for having to banish Sulley and Mike due to Randall's negligence, subtly admitting that Randall is the true mastermind. Brushing this off, Randall tells Waternoose that they won't need scarers since they have the Scream Extractor and saying that Sulley "got what he deserved" anyway. Getting upset with Randall, Waternoose defends Sulley by pointing out that he was "twice the scarer Randall could ever be". Irritated and angered, Randall growls at his henchman and forces him to accept his plan. Figuring this to be the only solution to save the company, Mr. Waternose decides to stand back to watch Randall test the Scream Extractor on Boo.

After Sulley manages to escape the Himalayas, Randall and his henchmen were shocked that Sulley had returned. Desperate to defeat Randall and save Boo, Sulley uses his strength to wreck the Scream Extractor and then throws it at the villains; but Randall attaches himself to the wall while Mr. Waternoose is crushed by the machine. Incredibly enraged, Randall abandons his henchmen and turns invisibile to attack Sulley in an attempt to kill him as Waternoose gives his own boss commands. Due to his cloaking abilities, it is difficult for Sulley to fight Randall. This whole time, Mike is trying to apologize to Sulley for being mad at him when they were banished, thinking he is just clowning around as he tries to fend off Randall, who is strangling him. Finally, Mike gets annoyed with the fact that Sulley isn't listening to him and throws a snowball at him, but it hits Randall instead (exposing him to the duo). After acknowledging Randall's presence, Mike soon realizes that Sulley wasn't listening to him as he was being attacked. As soon as Sulley, Mike, and Boo escape, Mr. Waternoose tells Randall to get up and that there cannot be any witnesses to the plan, to which a determined Randall sinisterly replies that there will not be, implying that he intends on betraying and killing Mr. Waternoose afterwards if the plan works out.

After a wild chase through the door factory, Randall and Boo escape into a door. As Randall tries to make Sulley fall to his death, Boo conquers her fear of Randall and begins to pull on his antennas and hit him with a baseball bat, making him turn into different colors. Sulley then restrains him with a choke hold, followed by a snake wrestling maneuver, and throws him through a door that banishes him to a trailer in the middle of a swamp in the south, where a hillbilly family beats Randall senseless with a shovel, thinking he is an alligator. The door is then tipped over the railing it was leaning against and shatters onto the floor far below, trapping Randall.

When Roz is revealed to be the CDA's undercover leader, she congratulates Sulley and Mike on their mission, telling them that without their help, she never would have known the situation went up to Mr. Waternoose being a henchman and assistant in Randall's plan.

Monsters University

From Official Website:

Monsters University freshman Randy Boggs has big aspirations for college life. The peculiar lizard-like monster with his host of gangly arms and legs plans to major in Scaring and lead an active social life filled with fun, friends and fraternity parties. If only he could get his embarrassing disappearing habit under control, he’d be good to go, because how is he ever going to be a great Scarer if nobody can see him?

Randall appears in the prequel and is nicknamed Randy. Instead of being sneaky, evil, and impatient, he is nerdy, shy, and nervous.

Randy is first seen when Mike arrives to his new room. The two greet each other, but Randy, startled by objects falling in the background, disappears. Mike suggests he should use that power more often, to Randy's shock. He soon follows Mike's advice of getting rid of his glasses because they do not disappear whenever he turns invisible, thus giving him his characteristic squint. Randy is worried about school and wonders if he will manage to impress the cool kids, but Mike reassures him. He follows Mike and sits next to him on their first day of class.

Later, while Mike is studying scaring, Randy decided to bake cupcakes for a party organized by the cool kids. At the party, Randy tries to offer cupcakes to some girls, but Mike runs into him while riding Archie the Scare Pig, splattering all the cupcakes on Randy, much to his dismay.

He is later seen helping Mike study by asking him questions on phobias (such as arachnophobia, fear of spiders).

However, Randy becomes a member of Roar Omega Roar and ends up abandoning Mike, refusing to join Oozma Kappa and help him since Randy is finally with the "cool kids". He actively participates to OK's humiliation at the ROR house, as the one who activates the trap dousing them with paint, confetti and flowers.

During the last part of the Scare Games, Sulley accidentally ruins Randy's attempt to scare the child dummy, causing him to fall onto a carpet and change into a humiliating pattern of pink with red hearts (similar to a pair of cartoon boxer shorts). The chameleon swears revenge on Sulley as he is disqualified and criticized by the other members of his fraternity.

During the credits, Randall appears on one of the Scare Cards, eventually becoming a Scarer at Monsters, Inc.

Other Appearances

In the Laugh Factory comic miniseries by Boom! Studios taking place after Monsters, Inc., Randall manages to sneak back into the factory and tries to frame Sulley and Mike for stealing props and material from other Monster comics as revenge (this might be explained by Randall finding a settlement to sneak back in through the door, similar to how Sulley and Mike managed to get back to the monster world, despite being banished to the Himalayas).

In the fourth issue, Randall is assisted by Mr. Waternoose and a human boy named Sid Phillips (from Toy Story) and they aim to exact revenge on Sulley and Mike in order to rise to power and greed.


In Monsters University, Randall was originally a kind, timid, easy-going teenage monster who would hang out with Mike. However, after Mike was forced to befriend Sulley and stopped associating with Randall, he felt hurt and this caused him to slowly turn on Mike and become Sulley's new arch-nemesis and Mike's new arch-rival.

In Monsters, Inc., Randall is ruthless, greedy, arrogant, sneaky, grouchy, and overall evil in nature. He is also a selfish jerk who doesn't care about a lot of people. Randall gets irritated and angered easily with Mr. Waternoose and Fungus. As well, he is something of a backstabber as he had betrayed Mr. Waternoose by coming up with another plan to kill him if his main plot worked out.


Randall is long and flexible and his skin tone and bunny long ears and crocodile mouth and alligator nose is light purple with blue on his red lion tail. He has eight arms and legs, as well as three things sticking up that appear to resemble a mohawk.

Randall is an expert at disappearing and uses it to his advantage.



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  • Randall's original names were "Switt" and "Ned." He was named "Ned" in the early treatment, and "Switt" in the original opening. However, his name was eventually changed.
  • Randall is the second Pixar villain to be physically fought; the first being Stinky Pete.
  • Randall is ranked #27 in the Top 30 Disney Villains.
  • In an early script for the film instead of Fungus, Mike was going to be one of Randall's henchmen instead.
  • He shares the same first name and many traits of Randall Weems from the Disney television series Recess. Both characters are sneaky, mean, and have the same posture.
  • Randall for some reason is the only scarer in the film that is referred by his first name on the Scarers' Leaderboard rather than by his last name, whereas all of the others are called by their last names. This could imply that "Randall" at one point was actually going to be his last name rather than his first name.
  • In Monsters University, Randall appears to be wearing glasses, while in the original he doesn't. This is due to the fact that Randall learns that he cannot make clothing invisible, such as glasses, and discards them. This also explains why he is seen squinting in Monsters, Inc., since he cannot see well without glasses.
  • One of the backgrounds Fungus used to demonstrate Randall's cloaking abilities is the cloud background that served as the wallpaper of Andy's bedroom in the first Davis residence seen in the first Toy Story film.
  • The color schemes Randall underwent after hit by Boo before Sulley grabs him and throws him into the hillbilly trailer door include pale yellow with red zigzag lines, blue with purple spots (Sulley's own color scheme), pink and yellow plaid, white with red stars, a red brick pattern, green and yellow swirls, red and black plaid, blue with white spots, purple with a brown head, purple with white stripes, a red circle pattern, and finally solid green.


  • "Wazowski!"
  • "Do you hear that? It's the winds of change..."
  • "If I don't see another door in my station in five seconds, I will personally put you THROUGH THE SHREDDER!"
  • "You don't know how long I've wanted to do that, Sullivan!"
  • "Say hello to the Scream Extractor!"
  • "What are you two doing?"
  • "Can it, Wazowski!"
  • "I'll take good care of the kid!"
  • "Uh-huh. Sure."
  • "Hey, Waxford!"
  • "Just get me another door!"
  • "Hey there! I'm your roomie! Name's Randy Boggs - scaring major!"
  • "I can tell we're gonna be best chums, Mike! Take whichever bed you want, I wanted you to have first dibs!"
  • "That's the last time I lose to you, Sullivan!"
  • "What do you know? It scares little kids and little monsters."
  • "Kid needs to take off a few pounds."
  • "WAZOWSKI! Where is it, you little one-eyed cretin?!"
  • "You still think this is about that stupid scare record?!"
  • "I am about to revolutionize the scaring industry. And when I do, even the great James P. Sullivan is gonna be working for me!"
  • "First, I need to know where the kid is. And you're gonna tell me."
  • "Where's Wazowski?!"
  • "Will you be quiet?! I was up all night trying to find it!"
  • "Ah, with this machine, we won't need scarers. Besides, Sullivan got what he deserved."
  • "There won't be!"
  • "Gimme that kid!"
  • "Nice workin' with ya!"
  • "Look at everybody's favorite scarer now! You stupid, pathetic waste! You've been #1 for too long, Sullivan! Now your time is up! And don't worry! I'll take good care of the kid!" No, no, wait! Please! Don't! Don't! Don't! (Sulley pitches Randall through.) NOOOOOOO!


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