Hucua was a talking talisman who was an ally of Yzma in Kingdom of the Sun. He was once Manco's advisor, but after getting tired of the young emperor refusing to listen to him, he went to work with the sorceress. Sting wrote a song for him that was a parody of "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" from My Fair Lady, entitled "Why Can't a Human Be More Like a Rock?"
While he didn't appear in the film when the film was retooled into The Emperor's New Groove, a reference to him is placed at the beginning of the dinner scene, where his likeness is used in the statue holding the candles.