The Cursed Idol is one of the antagonists of Happy Tree Friends.
The Cursed Idol is a dark gold statuette that serves as a reappearing object in the Happy Tree Friends universe. It is based on the fertility idol from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It brings death or severe injuries to those who are near it or making anyone succumb as well from whoever stands in their way. Most of the time the deaths are instant, but on a couple of occasions a character and the Idol are near each other for a while before the character dies (such as Idol Curiosity and Hello Dolly). The Idol can take form or summon a sentient crack in the ground to attempt to kill those who have stolen the idol, as seen in Idol Curiosity .
Occasionally, the Idol can be seen in the background of certain episodes, not directly causing characters' deaths yet still foreshadowing what is to come (e.g., Class Act, Every Litter Bit Hurts, Wipe Out!, etc.). It also can be spotted flying off the disaster, and these moments are usually very brief (like in Swelter Skelter). The deaths that the Idol causes are sometimes the fault of machinery malfunctioning, though it also makes objects suddenly appear out of nowhere (e.g., boulders, icebergs), causes animals to fall from the sky, and turns normal sand into quicksand.
The Cursed Idol's Episodes
- Stealing the Spotlight (Location unknown, confirmed to have been in the episode)
- The Wrong Side of the Tracks
- Ipso Fatso (as a picture on a menu)
- Who's to Flame?
- Every Litter Bit Hurts (cameo in lake)
- Gems the Breaks
- A Hole Lotta Love
- Wipe Out!
- Letter Late than Never (as a picture in the post office)
- A Sucker for Love Part 2
- Disco Bear's Halloween Smoochie
- Chore Loser
- Wrath of Con (as action figures)
- Swelter Skelter
- See You Later, Elevator
- Royal Flush
Seen on computer and on TV
- Class Act: Dies in a school explosion (Debatable, as the Idol may be immortal or it may have escaped from the disaster by flying through the air).
- Breaking Wind: Is killed either by Splendid’s gas or by Petunia setting the world on fire.
Number of Kills
|Character||Number of Times Killed||Episodes|
|Toothy||3||Treasure Those Idol Moments|
Happy Trails Pt. 1
|Lumpy||2||Treasure Those Idol Moments|
|Petunia||2||Happy Trails Pt. 1 (Along with Lumpy)|
|Sniffles||2||Treasure Those Idol Moments|
|Cub||2||Treasure Those Idol Moments|
|Flaky||1||Treasure Those Idol Moments (Along with Lumpy)|
|The Mole||2||Happy Trails Pt. 1|
|Disco Bear||1||Hello Dolly|
|Generic Tree Friends||4||4 from Happy Trails Pt. 1|
|Other||33+||(2 birds from Happy Trails Pt. 1|
2 birds from Hello Dolly
29 monkeys from Idol Curiosity)