Tails—so nicknamed because of his fondness for wearing fancy suits as a young man—is an owner of a large supermarket chain. He and Peter played hockey together as kids, and he is a staunch supporter of the hockey club. He sides with Kevin at first and goes along with the hockey culture’s misogynist humor, but as the story goes on, he shows more ambivalence about the situation and displays a softer heart. He ends up reprimanding his young son for telling inappropriate jokes, saying he wants his son to be better than he has been. He sells his supermarket in Hed so that he can help the Beartown hockey club stay afloat, and he helps Robbie Holts get a job.
Tails Character Timeline in Beartown
The timeline below shows where the character Tails appears in Beartown. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...has sometimes had to make moral compromises, like signing players to seven-month contracts and having Tails pretend that they worked for him during the summer months, in order to get by... (full context)
...arrives at the Erdahls’, there are several middle-aged men seemingly standing guard; among them is Tails, who explains that they’re just showing that they stand united with the family. David doesn’t... (full context)