Judy Hopps is the first bunny ever to join Zootopia’s police department. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the chance to crack a case, even if it means teaming up with a con artist fox.
Judy is fiercely optimistic and independent. Since childhood, she had harbored a dream to become a police officer, solely for the opportunity to help those in need and make the world a better place. She cares deeply for the well-being of others, and would be more than happy to offer a helping hand to them; this includes her family, friends, Mrs. Otterton’s despair over the disappearance of her husband, and even Nick Wilde. She has a large heart, and although she tends to keep her emotions under control—and even under wraps—a majority of the time, she is capable of expressing her true feelings in a genuine, powerful light. This is mostly seen with Nick, whose feelings and companionship she highly values, motivating her to prevent her own ambitions from harming others.