Tiberius is one of the two tritagonists (alongside Gidget) of the 2016 animated movie The Secret Life of Pets.
Tiberius is a red-tailed hawk. His head, wings, back and tail are all dark brown. His stomach is light brown and has small brown stripes. He has big brown eyes, yellow beak with grey at the end and yellow feet with grey claws.
Tiberius, when first seen, is depicted as a hungry and vicious killer bird. He killed any animal who he caught and appeared to enjoy the killings. However, he is quite sensitive. He breaks down and cries when Gidget scolds him for attempting to murder and devour her. He then reveals he was born with "killer instincts" and he is very lonely and has no friends. He is then completely ecstatic and happy when Gidget propositioned being his best friend if he helped her find Max, her crush. His predatory instincts still pop up every now and then. He makes several attempts to eat Norman and tries to eat a bird, but Sweet Pea stops him.
Tiberius is kept in a shed with a mask atop an apartment building.
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When Gidget comes up onto the roof of the apartment, Tiberius slyly offers to help her find Max if she promises to free him. Once she removes the hood from his head, Tiberius attacks her, but is stopped by the chain he is locked to. Shocked that Tiberius lied to her, Gidget refuses to trust him to set him free. Tiberius apologizes for his behavior; it is due to his high prey drive, which is one of the reasons he has no friends. Feeling sorry for him, Gidget tells him that if he helps her, she'll be his best friend, which pleases him very much.
After daydreaming of what he and Gidget could do as friends - by letting Gidget fly with him on his back and him catching squirrels easier - Tiberius decides to willingly help the pets search for a missing Max. He delivers Ozone to Gidget who ruthlessly interrogates him for Max's location. Gidget then recruits other pets from the apartment and they are led by Pops, an old Basset Hound who knows New York well.
They eventually enter the sewer where The Flushed Pets are at, but they are seen and recognized as friends of the tiny dog (Max), so they are chased and Tiberius picks up Gidget before she is almost caught by Tattoo. They arrive in a small garden, Community Garden, and Tiberius talks to Gidget that maybe she can start knowing other dogs instead of Max, but Gidget refuses to give up so they move on.
After the pets track Max and Duke across the alleyways of downtown New York to Brooklyn, he flies Gidget over Manhattan to the Brooklyn Bridge to stop The Flushed Pets' attacks against Max. After that, he flies back to the apartment to meet his owner.
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- Tiberius is based on the hawks in New York City. Particularly a red-tailed hawk named Pale Male once nested on a Fifth Avenue building near Central Park.
- Tiberius has the same exact voice actor as Marlin, Nemo's dad from Pixar's Finding Nemo and its sequel Finding Dory, as both of these characters are voiced by Albert Brooks. Coincidentally, both Finding Dory and The Secret Life of Pets were released during the summer of 2016.
- Tiberius did not appear in The Secret Life of Pets 2. Also, he will possibly return in The Secret Life of Pets 3.
- He is going to be the secondary antagonist, one of the Flushed Pets, and Snowball's lieutenant. However when it is released, he becomes Gidget's best friend.