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* TheSociopath: He's an OmnicidalManiac who plans to exterminate any living beings and oppressing anyone who'll survive.
* TakeOverTheWorld: His goal, [[NightOfTheLivingMooks using a resurrected army]] to kill off every last man in Prydain, in order [[AGodAmI to be worship as a demigod]].

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* TheSociopath: He's an OmnicidalManiac who plans to exterminate any on exterminating all living beings and oppressing anyone who'll survive.who survives.
* TakeOverTheWorld: His goal, [[NightOfTheLivingMooks using a resurrected army]] to kill off every last man in Prydain, in order [[AGodAmI to be worship worshiped as a demigod]].


* FieryRedhead: Especially in the beginning, as Taran was easily restless and impatient.



* KidHero: Only about 14 or 15 and is TheHero.

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* KidHero: Only about 14 or 15 and is TheHero.



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Taran disregards Eilonwy's earlier help and advice simply because she's a girl and said so to her face, which upsets her. He [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes]] his mistake and apologizes for what he said.



* TookALevelInKindness: Becomes mature, selfless, and calm at the end.

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* TookALevelInKindness: Becomes mature, selfless, Taran starts off as a haughty, immature, and foolhardy boy who thinks he knows what he's doing. His adventures matures him into a selfless and calm young man at the end.


* AscendedExtra: In ''The Chronicles of Prydain'' book series, he only appeared in the first book, where he was an agent of Arawn sent to capture Hen Wen, only to be killed by a bolt of lightning. Here, his role is expanded as the film's BigBad.



* LoadBearingBoss: His castle crumples down in a terrifying explosion just after his aforementioned gruesome death. Justified, [[spoiler: the Black Cauldron acting as a suction, absorbs the surrounding area into its being once he dies]]

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* LoadBearingBoss: His castle crumples down in a terrifying explosion just after his aforementioned gruesome death. Justified, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Black Cauldron acting as a suction, absorbs the surrounding area into its being once he dies]]dies]].



* NonActionBigBad: He spends most of the movie giving orders, delegating tasks, and terrifying everyone around him by mere presence alone. He doesn't really get very involved in any of the action, physically or magically, and has his minions do all of the dirty work. [[spoiler:When he ''does'' tangle with Taran in the movie's climax, he loses almost immediately]].

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* NonActionBigBad: He spends most of the movie giving orders, delegating tasks, and terrifying everyone around him by mere presence alone. He doesn't really get very involved in any of the action, physically or magically, and has his minions do all of the dirty work. [[spoiler:When he ''does'' tangle with Taran in the movie's climax, he loses almost immediately]].immediately.]]



* TakeOverTheWorld: His goal, [[NightOfTheLivingMooks using a resurrected army]] to kill off every last man in Prydain, in order [[AGodAmI to be worship as a demigod.]]

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* TakeOverTheWorld: His goal, [[NightOfTheLivingMooks using a resurrected army]] to kill off every last man in Prydain, in order [[AGodAmI to be worship as a demigod.]]demigod]].



* WouldHurtAChild: At two points in the movie to Taran, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when he decides to kill Taran once he's revealed the location of the Cauldron]] and when he tries to choke him for ruining his plan... [[NiceJobFixingItVillain which backfires on him.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: At two points in the movie to Taran, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when he decides to kill Taran once he's revealed the location of the Cauldron]] and when he tries to choke him for ruining his plan... [[NiceJobFixingItVillain which backfires on him.]]him]].



** Attempted this to Taran when he located the Cauldron [[spoiler: and then his {{Mook}}s by offering them for his army to slaughter.]]

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** Attempted this to Taran when he located the Cauldron [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and then his {{Mook}}s by offering them for his army to slaughter.]]slaughter]].



* VileVillainLaughableLackey: Creeper was comically drawn (by comparison) and cowardly, but he routinely suffered the abuse of his terrifying Boss.

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* VileVillainLaughableLackey: Creeper was is comically drawn (by comparison) and cowardly, but he routinely suffered suffers the abuse of his terrifying Boss.boss.


* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [[Inverted. After the Horned King is destroyed by the Black Cauldron, he momentarily mourns his master's death...before he realizes that his BadBoss is gone forever and he's now free]].

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [[Inverted.[[spoiler:Inverted. After the Horned King is destroyed by the Black Cauldron, he momentarily mourns his master's death...before he realizes that his BadBoss is gone forever and he's now free]].

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [[Inverted. After the Horned King is destroyed by the Black Cauldron, he momentarily mourns his master's death...before he realizes that his BadBoss is gone forever and he's now free]].


* NiceGuy: [[spoiler: Near the end, after he matures, acknowledges his failure as a warrior and being selfless as he chooses to attempts to jump into the Black Cauldron.]]

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* NiceGuy: [[spoiler: Near the end, after he matures, he acknowledges his failure as a warrior and being does a selfless as act when he chooses to attempts to jump into the Black Cauldron.]]



* WhoWillBellTheCat: When the Horned King's undead army begins spreading out to destroy Prydain, Taran steps up to perform the necessary HeroicSacrifice. [[spoiler: Gurgi pre-empts him.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: {{Implied}}. He pointed his sword threateningly at the Witches when they mess around with Fflewddur.

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* WhoWillBellTheCat: When the Horned King's undead army begins spreading out to destroy Prydain, Taran steps up to perform the necessary HeroicSacrifice. [[spoiler: Gurgi [[spoiler:Gurgi pre-empts him.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: {{Implied}}. He pointed points his sword threateningly at the Witches when they mess around with Fflewddur.

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* TownGirls: The flirtatious and romance-loving Orwen is the Femme, the violence-loving and abrasive Orgoch is the Butch, and the TeamMom Orddu is the Neither.


* AlliterativeNames: Orddu, Orwen, and Orgoch.

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* AlliterativeNames: AlliterativeName: Orddu, Orwen, and Orgoch.


* AdaptationSpeciesChange: In the books he's a shaggy, grimy, long-limbed man-beast; here he's a small, gopher-like creature.

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* AdaptationSpeciesChange: In the books he's a shaggy, grimy, long-limbed man-beast; Yeti-like beast; here he's a small, gopher-like creature.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: From a hideous gorilla-like monster in the original books to a RidiculouslyCuteCritter in this movie.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: From a hideous gorilla-like Bigfoot-like monster in the original books to a RidiculouslyCuteCritter in this movie.

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* AlliterativeNames: Orddu, Orwen, and Orgoch.


* DemotedToExtra: Doli is a major character in the books, even forming an OddFriendship with Flewddur, but his role in the movie is pretty minor.

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* DemotedToExtra: DemotedToExtra:
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Doli is a major character in the books, even forming an OddFriendship with Flewddur, but his role in the movie is pretty minor.


* GrumpyBear: Doli.

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* %%* GrumpyBear: Doli.


* BiggerBad: The Horned King seeks to take control of his spirit's power which is trapped in the Black Cauldron, [[spoiler: only to be sucked into it]].

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* GrumpyBear: Doli.

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