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    Mary Katherine "MK" Bomba
"My dad always told me stories about a hidden world. Where brave warriors watch over and protect us."
Voiced by: Amanda Seyfried

A girl in her late teens who moves in with her dad in an isolated house in a forest after her mother passes away. After she blows up at him for his dedication to his work, she unwittingly gets caught up in the unending war between the forest's forces of growth and forces of decay.

  • Action Survivor: M.K. isn't a trained warrior, but manages to get through all the chaos she's put under. She even saves the pod by using her dad's recording of bat noises... and this is after she flew a hummingbird to go after her dad.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Averted. She's reasonably exasperated with her father's complete focus on his work.
  • Character Development: Becomes more open and energetic after her adventures with the Leafmen.
  • Dead Guy Junior: See Tuckerization.
  • Dude Magnet: She has Nod and Mub crushing on her.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted. MK is a pretty calm and rational person, and only gets excited when it's appropriate.
  • Fish out of Water: Naturally Leafmen customs are all very strange to her.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: MK is clearly fond of her pet pug, Ozzie.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: As she gets shrunk, she gets the ability to jump higher than normal. Yet, she only discovers this later in the movie and takes some time to use it well.
  • In a Single Bound: She gets this ability when she becomes small.
  • In-Series Nickname: She goes by "M.K."
  • Nice Girl: MK is shown to be a friendly, if reserved person.
  • Official Couple: With Nod.
  • Only Sane Woman: She even tries to invoke this trope to her father.
  • Plucky Girl: She never gives up trying to fix her relationship with her father. Also, she never gives up trying to return to her normal size and get back home.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Gets this response from her father when she comes to live with him.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She is remarkable for her combination of red hair and green eyes, and she is the main character of the movie.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: By the end, MK decides to lose her hoodie (replacing it with a pink t-shirt), symbolizing her newfound openness.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Lampshaded by her father at the beginning of the movie. Except for her red hair and dark green eyes (which she got from her father), MK looks a lot like her mother.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Tuckerization: MK is named after William Joyce's daughter, Mary Katherine, who died back in 2010 around the age MK is.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: She is attractive and she's the daughter of Professor Bomba, who... isn't.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Deconstructed. Having a father how believes in "tiny men" to the point it ruined his life in every way imaginable doesn't help with forming a bond with his almost adult and skeptical daughter.
  • You Know I'm Black, Right?: Nod's mockery of the "Stomper" whom they'd been misleading for years (her dad) doesn't go over well with MK.

    Professor Radcliffe Bomba
"Just because you haven't seen something doesn't mean it's not there."
Voiced by: Jason Sudeikis

MK's Bumbling Dad, a professor whose research on the Leafmen ruined his marriage and career.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: His outdated computers and messy house suggest he really doesn't get out much.
  • Agent Mulder: He's very dedicated in researching on the Leafmen. Of course, this destroys his career and marriage.
  • Bumbling Dad: Is unused to interacting with humans in general, let alone his own daughter.
  • Cassandra Truth: No one but him believes in a race of tiny people living in the forest, but MK gets shrunk and sees them for herself, which proves that he was right.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The bat sounds on his iPod Touch are used to lure the bats away from the moon, allowing the pod to bloom in moonlight.
  • Determinator: Deconstructed in that his overwhelming desire to find the Leafmen ruined his marriage and career, kept him from society, and left him estranged from his only child.
  • For Science!!: This initially seems to be Professor Bomba's only reason for seeking the Leafmen, given his career, his reputation and his marriage were destroyed by his singleminded search for proof of their existence. By the end, he can barely get out that he hoped that, by proving the existence of the Leafmen, that he could bring her and her mother back.
  • Fiery Redhead: More fiery than his daughter, in an enthusiastic way, not a violent one.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Has built gadgets that allow him to adjust to the "speed" of miniature creatures, allowing him to communicate with them.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: His self-made goggles allow him to see the slow motions of the Leafmen.
  • Heroic BSoD: Seeing MK Leafman-sized is the breaking point for him, where he realizes he must have hallucinated and how far detached from society he is. He turns off his cameras and packs up or outright throws his equipment off tables in a rage.
  • Hidden Depths: He appears to be an excellent artist, as he sketched realistic drawings of the Leafmen.
  • Keet: He's very enthusiastic.
  • Mad Scientist: A definitely-not-evil version. Nonetheless, he has become very detached from his family and society due to his research.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name means "bomb" in Czech, Slovak, Polish and a couple of other Slavic languages. Several other (unrelated) languages, too. And yup, his efforts to convince the scientific community of the leafmen's existence... bombed.
  • Nice Guy: He's a friendly guy. Bit too enthusiastic, though.
  • Parents as People: He loves M.K. but his desire to find the Leafmen estranged their relationship.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Same deal as his daughter. He too is a central character in the movie.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: To further underline his role as a scientist and a Gadgeteer Genius.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: His (ex)-wife, Susan, was quite beautiful; Mr. Bomba on the other hand.... well, you get it.
  • Unnamed Parent: His first name is never brought up by himself or MK, but it can be seen on his driver's license during the closing credits.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Deconstructed. Having a father how believes in "tiny men" to the point it ruined his life in every way imaginable doesn't help with forming a bond with his almost adult and skeptical daughter.

    Susan Bomba

MK's deceased mother.

  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: From the way that M.K. hugged and spoke to the photo of her, it showed that Susan was a loving, caring mother.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Radcliffe, even before her death. He admits to wanting to discover the existence of the Leafmen in order to mend their relationship.
  • The Maiden Name Debate: It's unknown if she kept her husband's surname or went back to her maiden name after their divorce, especially since she stayed single until she died.
  • Missing Mom: To MK, her death is what causes her daughter to move in with her estranged father.
  • Noodle Incident: The "incident" or fight that had made her leave is unknown, but it would have had something to do with her husband's work.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Susan's death is the reason why MK moved in with her father, learned about the Leafmen, etc.
  • Posthumous Character: Dead by the start of the movie.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She's not even alive, but provides most of the plot.
  • Taking the Kids: Justified. Her ex-husband was so consumed with finding the non-existent creatures to the point he was alienated from society. Any reasonable person would understand.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: She was quite beautiful; Mr. Bomba on the other hand.... well, you get it.

MK: "Ozzie! No kisses!"

MK's one-eyed, three legged old pug.

  • Amusing Injuries: Bumps into things constantly on account of his lacking depth perception and reduced mobility.
  • Big Friendly Dog: By Leafman standards. He's certainly very friendly and loves licking.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: He growls at the bat call, which is being sung by Mandrake.
  • Genius Ditz: Looking at Ozzie's behaviour, it sometimes seems like he has a better understanding of the situation than the humans do! Notably, he's clearly just trying to be affectionate with MK (not realising what that mean for her tiny size), and clearly directs (or tries to direct) Bomba to important things (MK's note, MK on the monitor).
  • Not-So-Small Role: He runs out of the door, so MK chases him and gets into the plot. Then he gets Bomba to notice things.


"C'mon! You're with us now!"
Voiced by: Josh Hutcherson (English), Jérémie Renier (European French)

A free-spirited young Leafman soldier who quits his job because he doesn't work well in a team, much to his superior Ronin's chagrin.

"If our world dies, your world will die too."
Voiced by: Colin Farrell

Nod's commanding officer and the no-nonsense captain of Queen Tara's guard.

  • Arch-Enemy: Mandrake's, apparently, although we don't know to what degree this is reciprocated.
    Mandrake: [Ronin is] an old... hmm, what do you call someone you've known a really long time and always wanted to destroy?
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The queen's highest-ranked soldier, and the most powerful Leafman in the movie.
  • Badass Back: Ronin blocks an attack from behind with the scabbard of his sword, without even a flinch.
  • Badass in Charge: He's not the commander for nothing.
  • Body Guard Crush: Is strongly implied to have been in love with Tara.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Brooding Boy to Tara's Gentle Girl. She mentions that he used to smile when they were children and is noticeably flirty with him when he keeps things professional between them.
  • Catch and Return: Ronin does one of these. Can be seen at about 1:38 in the second trailer.
  • Childhood Friends: With Tara.
  • Cultured Badass: Looks very dapper in his white coat, as opposed to scruffy Nod. Also, compare their poses in the promotional cast picture.
  • Deadly Dodging: Ronin dodges a shot from Dagda and kills him in return, but Dagda's shot hits the queen as a result.
  • Deadpan Snarker: On par with Nod.
    Mandrake: Ronin! What a surprise! I get so few guests.
    Ronin: Must be the stench of death. Some people don't care for it.
  • Failure Knight: Ronin is determined to protect MK and the pod because the pod is all the forest has left of Tara.
  • Fighting Irish: Can kick butt and has an Irish accent.
  • Foil: Ronin the seasoned warrior, to Nod, the rookie warrior.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Pretty much, it's obvious Tara's death is really affecting him.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: They fit his overall stern and stoic personality.
  • Lady and Knight: White Knight to Tara's Bright Lady.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Lampshaded by Grub.
  • Mangst: His facial expressions show that he's visibly upset over Tara's death well, but he takes it in stride.
  • McNinja: All Leafmen are this to an extent, but he's the most notable example, given his overall appearance. His armor seems designed to resemble samurai's armor, he wields a katana to fight and his name refers to samurai without lords.
  • Meaningful Name: A ronin is a samurai without a lord to serve. Fittingly, he goes through most of the movie without a queen to command him.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Subverted. It only seemed Ronin was done for; turns out he's much too badass to just go out surrounded by hundreds of Boggans.
  • Not So Above It All: He joins in with Nod on making fun of Professor Bomba.
  • One-Man Army: He survives the fight against a swarm of Boggans in the climax and defeats Mandrake.
  • Parental Substitute: Acts as a father figure to Nod, especially since he promised Nod's actual father he would look after him.
  • Sergeant Rock: He may act tough towards Nod, but he does it because he wants him to become a great warrior, what was probably the wish of Nod's father.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guy: The serious one of the main trio. Most of the time.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Puts up a cold exterior which he only drops around people he's close to, like Tara.
  • Tritagonist: He gets some screentime for himself, namely to display his relationship with Tara.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Allows himself to be swarmed by Boggans so that MK and Nod can escape. He manages to survive the ordeal.

    Queen Tara
"You're here for a reason. Sometimes the connections aren't clear, but they're always there."
Voiced by: Beyoncé

The current Queen of the Forest, a Mother Nature-like figure who oversees the balance between growth and rot. At the onset of the movie, she is due to choose a pod to bloom into her successor.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: Implied. The news of her death doesn't go well with anyone in the forest.
  • Badass in Charge: Manages to fight off several mooks pursuing her in her few minutes of screentime.
  • Big Good: The rulers of the forest are this in general.
  • Black Dude Dies First: The first named character to die.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Gentle Girl to Ronin's Brooding Boy. She always tries to get him to smile and is shown as a caring and friendly queen, whereas Ronin is a strict professional soldier.
  • Childhood Friends: With Ronin.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Comes across this way in her introductory scene, though it's possibly unintentional. She accuses Ronin of being too serious, but she just comes across as not taking the Boggan threat seriously.
  • The Chooser of the One: It's the Queen's duty to pick her successor. Later, she picks MK to carry the pod to Nim Galuu.
  • Cleavage Window: Though high-cut as to avoid any actual cleavage.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Queen Tara tells MK how to restore herself to normal size before she's even been shrunk, knowing that MK would follow her subsequent instruction to find Nim Galuu, and from him procure a record of that memory from the Queen's perspective so as to get the message.
  • Dead Star Walking: Being voiced by Beyonce didn't help.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Dies in Ronin's, much to his sorrow.
  • Green Thumb: Can control the forest. Mandrake hates her for it.
  • The High Queen: Allows the Boggans to come after her instead of letting them near her people.
  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Is killed by a Boggan arrow while running from them carrying the pod which will bloom into her successor. MK finds her, and Tara bids her to take the pod to Nim Galuu before dying.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Looks an awful lot like Beyonce.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: She runs through the forest in a leaf dress while commanding the forest to smack her pursuers around.
  • Lady and Knight: Bright Lady to Ronin's White Knight.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Ronin.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tara" means "Queen" in Irish Gaelic.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her flower petal gown.
  • Retirony: Queen Tara is on her last day of being in charge. When she's picking her replacement, the villains show up, and well...
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Though she has her soldiers to fight the Boggans, she will fight them herself if she has to.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Her death seems to show how powerful and threatening the Boggans are.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Introduced as flighty and gentle, but willing to go through great lengths to protect her people.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: The 'mother nature'-like figure.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She has an air of purity around her and she dies much to the mourning of her people.
  • Walk on Water: The lily pads actually glide to her feet so she has places to step over the water.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She gets enough screentime to have her personality and importance established, but dies early in the film.

"Here comes your star pupil."
Voiced by: Thomas F. Wilson (credited as Tom Wilson)

Ronin's second-in-command in the Leafmen army, and a minor character.

  • All There in the Script: His name is only in the ending credits.
  • Mangst: Like Ronin, Finn is visibly saddened by Tara's death.
  • Mauve Shirt: Finn is a minor character, and yet is the most distinctive Leafman soldier, aside from the main characters.

The protectors of Moonhaven, the queen, and the whole forest.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: All the soldiers seem to be physically attractive, whereas the boggans are ugly.
  • Bow and Sword in Accord: The Leafmen's primary weapons.
  • The Fair Folk: The Leafmen, while not malicious, are heavily influenced by them. Their inspiration, along with the film's entirely, came from Chris Wedge viewing a museum painting of tiny fairy folk in a forest.
  • In a Single Bound: The Leafmen can leap in amazing distances.
  • Lady of War: The female soldiers.
  • No Name Given: None of the soldiers, save for Nod, Ronin, and Finn, have known names.
  • Token Minority: At least one of them has brown skin.
  • Undying Loyalty: To their commanders, and their home. They'll stop at nothing to protect everyone.

Other Forest Residents

    Mub and Grub
Voiced by: Aziz Ansari (Mub) and Chris O'Dowd (Grub)

A slug (Mub) and snail (Grub) responsible for overseeing the pods' care.

  • Ascended Fanboy: Grub spends the whole movie wanting to become a Leafman, but obviously can't because he's a snail. Ronin lets him at the end.
  • British Stuffiness: Played with. Some American viewers think that Grub has an English accent but although his character fits this trope (stuffy, uptight and snarky), he actually has an Irish accent, like his voice actor.
  • Fat and Skinny: Mub is the Fat and Grub is the Skinny.
  • Fat Flex: Mub complains about Grub's desire for uniforms, professing that he instead prefers to "let it all hang loose!" As he says this, he gathers up his flab and drops it.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Though it doesn't stop them from poking fun at each other.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Mub mocks Nod for his humanoid appearance, calling him stuff such as "flat face". Yet, he has a crush on MK, whom is as "flat faced" as Nod.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite his persistence to remain mature and composed, Grub can be just as silly as Mub.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Their role in the movie is to provide funny moments.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Grub is the Blue Oni and Mub is the Red Oni.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Mub is the Manly Man and Grub is the Sensitive Guy.
  • Those Two Guys: They are always seen together and serve as comic relief.

    Nim Galuu
Voiced by: Steven Tyler

A glow worm in charge of keeping the Scrolls, which record every event that happens within the forest. This makes him a valuable source of advice and information.

  • Big Fun: He is a big, large and very friendly glow worm.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Nim is only as powerful as the scrolls that write the forests' activities, which cannot predict the future, and can only record so much. In the climax, MK calls him out on how useless he is on his own.
  • Magic Librarian: His role is to record the forest' activities on the magic scrolls.
  • Reality-Writing Book: Nim's tree is one of a data recorder type. Everything that happens in the forest is recorded on the scrolls within, down to the most minute actions.

"Oh look, it's Ronin. Defender of the weak, pooper of parties."
Voiced by: Pitbull

A toad deeply involved in bird racing.

  • Deadpan Snarker: See his quote. Also, he fearlessly mocks the Boggans' competence right in front of their leader.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A toad named toad. In Latin.
  • The Don: Heads a criminal gang of unknown size and scope. At the very least, the bird races he manages are fixed, he has a goon squad to rough people up for him, and occasionally has people killed when they displease him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Tells Nod that he likes him, he admires his spirit, and since Nod failed to cheat as agreed upon, Bufo is going to have him murdered.
    Bufo: Feed him to something. A snake would be good.
  • Frog Men: Bufo is an anthropomorphic frog and the only non-invertebrate animal to be sentient in the movie.
  • Jerkass: The little amount of screentime he gets shows him as this. He has Nod beaten up for not losing the bird race and mocks Dagda in front of Mandrake.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he realizes that the guy he called an idiot general was Mandrake's son.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Disappears from the movie entirely after Mandrake interrogates him about the pod's location.

    Marigold Girl
Click to see her after she is chosen by the Pod. 
"You're totally my hero!"
Voiced by: Emma Kessey

A young flower girl who admires Tara.

  • Ascended Fangirl: Idolizes Queen Tara, especially after the queen saves her from a Boggan attack early in the film. At the end she gets chosen as Tara's successor.
  • Badass Adorable: Marigold Girl is a cute, energetic, and literal flower girl. Plus, she helps save Queen Tara from a Boggan.
  • Big Good: Chosen by Tara to be the new ruler of the forest.
  • Cheerful Child: A happy little girl who idolizes the queen.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Becomes the queen at the end of the movie.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Tara chooses her as the next queen and Marigold Girl is roughly at the age of 11 or 12.
  • The Chosen One: By Tara to be the new ruler of the forest.
  • Fiery Redhead: She is an orange marigold and is quite energetic.
  • Genki Girl: Her screentime consists of showing about 80% of her energy.
  • Little Miss Badass: Proves this when she uses a twig branch to attack a Bog to keep Queen Tara safe.
  • No Name Given: Her official name is never known.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Besides being an orange marigold, she also has green eyes.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Except for the different flower types, she and her mother look remarkably alike. The resemblance becomes more pronounced when Marigold Girl is chosen by the Pod and the transformation gives her the same petal color as her mother.

    Marigold Girl's Mother
"Sweetie, what're you doing?"
Voiced by: Malikha Mallette

Exactly What It Says on the Tin.

  • Good Parents: Though their relationship was never fully explored, she proves to be a loving and wise mother to Marigold Girl.
  • Mama Bear: When her daughter ran off to help Queen Tara, she asked one of the Leafmen help her find and bring her back to safety on the back of one of their Hummingbirds', in which they succeeded.
  • Nice Girl: A kind and calm person.
  • Satellite Character: Only serves to be the mother for Marigold Girl.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Except for the different flower types, she and her daughter look remarkably alike. The resemblance becomes more pronounced when Marigold Girl is chosen by the Pod and the transformation gives her the same petal color as her mother.
  • Unnamed Parent: Like her daughter, her name is not revealed.


"The forest belongs to the darkness."
Voiced by: Christoph Waltz

King of the Boggans, the forest's forces of rot, who oppose Tara and the Leafmen. He aims to steal the pod Tara chooses to upset the balance.

  • Affably Evil: Indulges in lighthearted banter while battling Ronin, and shares stories about his son's youth with Mub and Grub.
  • Attack Reflector: When he invades the Moon Haven for the pod, some Leafmen archers shoot at him. He reflects the arrows with one swing of his staff.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Leader of the Boggans, and also the most powerful.
  • Badass Cape: Part of his typical Evil Overlord persona.
  • Bald of Evil: You don't see it most of the time thanks to his bat pelt, but when he is sucked into the tree and sealed away, his pelt shifts and you see he is bald.
  • Big Bad: To Tara's Big Good.
  • Big "NO!": Lets out a bereaved one when he witnesses his son die.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Surprisingly enough for an evil overlord, he has a pretty good relationship with his son. He even has some keepsakes from his son's childhood.
  • Evil Only Has to Win Once: It's not made explicit, but it's pretty clear if Mandrake stops a new queen from being crowned, the forest wouldn't be able to come back from him rotting it.
  • Evil Overlord: Wants to overthrow the Leafmen and take over the forest.
  • Evil Plan: Stealing the pod in hopes to overthrow Tara and rule the forest.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: Nod mocks him for missing an attack. Mandrake replies he wasn't aiming at him, as Nod realizes the bat he was riding is now a skeleton.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Obviously frustrated that Queen Tara can regrow whatever they destroy with a wave of her hand.
  • It's Personal: Mandrake really gives his all in defeating the Leafmen after one of them kills his son.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Mandrake, a plant which can send the user into a coma in high doses. Also, in mythology, could kill people with its scream.
  • Never My Fault: The way Mandrake talks about [[spoilers: Dagda's death at Ronin's hand]], you'd think it was the Leafmen who launched the unprovoked full-scale assault deep inside enemy borders with the goal of killing the royal leader and their heir.
  • Papa Wolf: Singlehandedly destroys an entire tree after someone makes light of his son's death.
  • Relative Button: Mandrake does not take kindly to Dagda's death.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He is the King of the Boggans and leads his own troops to the fight against the Leafmen.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Near the end of the movie. And in a tree, technically.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: A common feature to the Boggans is wearing the skeletons of dead animals as armor. Mandrake wears a bat skin as a cloak.
  • Touch of Death: The Boggans' weapons can deteriorate anything with one touch. Mandrake is much more potent than all of the other Boggans, though, being able to destroy an entire tree by himself.
  • You Killed My Father: He says his reason for attempting to steal the pod was because the Leafmen killed Dagda. It's just a convenient excuse, as he was planning to take it anyway. It's possible that Mandrake's original plan was to simply destroy the pod; once Dagda dies, he begins to talk about how the pod will become his "dark prince" and heir.

"I won't let you down, Dad."
Voiced by: Blake Anderson

Mandrake's son.

  • All There in the Script: Dagda's name is never spoken by anyone in the movie; it's only seen in the credits.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Apparently was born as a larvae and shed his skin a few times before ending up a bipedal humanoid. Additionally, the "baby fangs" his dad shows off are massive. One-screen his teeth are proportionately a little smaller than a human's; the fangs are half the length of Mandrake's thumb.
  • Disney Villain Death: He falls to his death as he is shot from his bird.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Killed by a Catch And Release by Ronin as he and his father try to kill Tara From what Bufo says later, this goes a step further, as with the weapons that the Boggan's use, he was mulched, thought this may just be flowery language.
  • Morality Pet: Mandrake, for his whole Evil Overlord schtick, really does care about his son.
  • Overlord Jr.: Growing into this.
  • Primal Stance: We see he walks like this when he gets off a bird.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: He shares his name with a Celtic creator god.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Common to all Boggans. Mandrake even compliments him, saying he looks "good in rat".
  • Touch of Death: The Boggans' weapons can deteriorate anything with one touch.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets enough screentime to develop some personality, but dies early into the movie.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Subverted; this seems the case during his first appearance but Mandrake really does care about his son. Interestingly, Dagda has the traits of one, clearly trying hard to say and do what will earn his father's approval; but based on all their interactions, Mandrake is a very supportive father.
    Dagda: I won't let you down, Dad!
    Mandrake: I know you won't. *cheerfully* You look good in rat!

Alternative Title(s): Epic