1920s Once-ler!!! Ran away from home for a better life and got rich by inventing the Thneed and bootlegging on the side. There are rumors about the safety conditions of his factory, and many horror stories of digits lost to the Thneed-knitters. Some say he even employs children. throws the best parties but spends most of them nursing a drink and people-watching, almost as if he’s waiting for someone in particular to show up. Has been seen apparently conversing with a strange, orange creature.