Hyssop is a drama queen. He tries to appear elegant by feigning a delicate fragility. He is vain and chooses to speak in a French accent, pronouncing his name as a purred 'Eeezeup'. His superior, haughty air is always rudely popped when he is likened to birds. Deeply affronted by such an insult, he dreams of stylish duels in which he successfully defends his wounded dignity with panache. His favourite instrument is the accordion.