Hathi is portrayed as a pompous, buffoonish, stereotypical British soldier. He is stubborn and short-tempered. Hathi can be petty at times, criticizing one elephant for having dust in his trunk and another for smiling too widely. Also, he believes himself to have an excellent memory due to the saying that "an elephant never fo, despite his frequent forgetfulness. This is a satire on the common belief that an elephant has an amazing memory.
Haithi was voiced by J. Pat O'Malley.