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The characters from the Disney version of Robin Hood (1973).

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    Robin Hood
Voiced in English by: Brian Bedford
Voiced in European French by: Dominique Paturel
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Rafael del Rio
Voiced in Japanese by: Teiji Ohmiya (theatrical dub), Masashi Ebara (home video)
Voiced in Brazilian Portuguese by: Cláudio Cavalcanti

Robin Hood is an anthropomorphic fox who is the titular protagonist. Although Robin Hood is often shown as an outlaw who chooses to rob from the rich to help the poor people, in this animated version, he is shown mainly attacking Prince John and his agents, who have impoverished Nottingham with high taxes. Robin Hood and Little John steal the tax caravans and give it back to the peasants while trying to avoid capture by both Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

  • The Ace: Expert archer, master of disguise, champion of the people, etc.
  • Archer Archetype: Averted. Robin is still an ace archer but is more warm-hearted than the colder examples of this trope.
  • Babies Ever After:
    • Discussed where Robin proposes to Marian.
      Robin: We'll have six children.
      Marian: Six? Oh, a dozen at least.
    • And after they get married, Skippy tags along, saying "Robin Hood's going to have kids. Somebody has to keep their eye on 'em!"
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Skippy and the other kids. He goes to their birthday with gifts and everything.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Little Guy to Little John's Big Guy. He's the leader of the duo, and Little John is his much bigger sidekick.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Maid Marian. She tells the children about how she and Robin grew up together.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: Robin Hood is a fox in this version because of his cunning nature.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Being heroic foxes, both Robin and Marian have these.
  • Defiant to the End: When about to be executed by Prince John, who has the gall to call him a "traitor to the crown":
    Robin: Traitor to the crown?! That crown belongs to King Richard! LONG LIVE KING RICHARD!!
  • Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Little John's Fat. He's a slender fox and his best friend is a fat bear.
  • Friend to All Children: Kids idolize him, and he's a Cool Big Bro for them.
  • Full-Name Basis: He's referred to as Robin Hood more often than just Robin.
  • Guile Hero: He is Cunning Like a Fox and it shows. His thievery and his castle break-in are two great moments.
  • The Hero: He is the one who gives hope to the people of Nottingham during King Richard's absence.
  • Homeless Hero: Robin is a heroic, but homeless, outlaw. This most likely changed after marrying Maid Marian.
  • Hope Bringer: He gives the oppressed people of Nottingham the strength to endure Prince John's tyranny.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: In the archery contest, Robin still manages to score perfect bull's-eyes even though the arrows he's using are made of two twigs tied loosely together with cord. When a cheap shot causes him to aim high, he fires a second arrow at the first one to redirect it back to the bulls-eye, even knocking out the Sheriff's arrow in the process. HE'S FRIGGIN' ROBIN HOOD! Accept no substitutes. Unfortunately, this works against him, because it allows Prince John to see through Robin's thick disguise, when everyone else is properly fooled.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Believes that he can't offer anything to Maid Marian because he's an outlaw.
  • Insistent Terminology: He doesn't rob, he "borrows from those who can afford it". Little John snarks back "Boy are we in debt".
  • Lovable Rogue: A heroic outlaw who steals from the rich (or rather, from the corrupt and oppressive government) and gives to the poor.
  • Love Confessor: Robin sorrowfully confesses to Little John he loves Maid Marian while in the woods, and later again when held at spear point by Prince John's guards.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: In the words of Little John, "Cool it, lover boy! Your heart's running away with your head!"
  • Magnetic Hero: Justified. Robin is loved by everyone in Nottingham because he "robs the rich to feed the poor."
  • Master Archer: Robin Hood wouldn't be Robin Hood if he wasn't extremely skilled with the bow, and is lauded as one of the finest archers in England by other characters. More to the point, Prince John exploited this to almost capture him.
  • Master of Disguise: "This disguise would fool my own mother!" (Granted, the stork disguise is actually pretty convincing — Prince John only sees through it because nobody else is that good of an archer.) He also disguises himself as a female Fortune Teller and an old blind man and even briefly impersonates Nutsy.
  • Nice Guy: In his Lovable Rogue way, he's a genuinely good person who wants to help everyone.
  • Nice Hat: A green bycocket with a red feather.
  • Noble Fugitive: Is an outlaw on the run, with his status at the end of the film and history with Marian implying he was a noble who refused to bend the knee to Prince John and stayed loyal to King Richard.
  • Official Couple: With Maid Marian. They get married by the end of the film.
  • Pale Females, Dark Males: Robin's fur color is slightly darker than Marian's.
  • Protagonist Title: The film's title is his whole name.
  • Rags to Royalty: After marrying Maid Marian, Robin goes from a heroic, but homeless, outlaw to a member of royalty.
  • Red Is Heroic: He's a red fox and is The Hero.
  • Redhead In Green: An anthrophormopic red fox, and of course any incarnation of Robin Hood is going to be wearing Lincoln green.
  • Undying Loyalty: In his eyes, King Richard is the only true king of England.
  • Visual Pun: One of the nicknames for Robin Hood was "The Fox."


    Little John
Voiced in English by: Phil Harris
Voiced in European French by: Claude Bertrand (speaking) and Jean Stout (singing)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Flavio
Voiced in Japanese by: Kousei Yagi (speaking/theatrical dub) and Daisuke Gōri (singing/theatrical dub), Kei Yoshimizu (home video/both speaking and singing)
Voiced in Brazilian Portuguese by: Orlando Drummond

Little John is a bear and is Robin's loyal sidekick.

  • Acrofatic: For a fat bear, he's just as agile and fast as Robin Hood.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Little John gets wolf-whistled when in disguise.
  • Badass Baritone: With the deep, warm voice of Phil Harris used for the tough, boisterous bear, this is a given.
  • Bears Are Bad News: To his opponents at least - he's strong enough to fight multiple rhinos at once with a Simple Staff, and to hand the Sheriff his ass in a straight fight.
  • Beary Friendly: He's Robin's best friend, and is amenable, pleasant and likable.
  • Beary Funny: A downplayed example; he's playful and funny but also Robin's Straight Man.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Generally a happy-go-lucky kind of guy until Robin's in trouble. He'll threaten lives if it means saving his buddy.
  • Big Fun: He leads the post-archery contest party. Robin also jokes about his weight on occasion, such as this one when John expresses his fear of hanging.
    Robin: Ha! The sheriff and his whole posse couldn't lift you off the ground.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Ironically the Big Guy to Robin's Little Guy. Robin is the leader of the duo, and Little John is his much bigger sidekick.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Little John is a fierce party animal.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's not above making dry quips about certain situations and people, as read above.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Robin's Skinny. He is a fat bear and Robin is a slender fox.
  • Fat Best Friend: To Robin Hood, as his fellow outlaw and loyal sidekick.
  • Gentle Giant: He's as big as he's friendly.
  • Homeless Hero: Like Robin, Little John is a heroic thief, but a homeless one.
  • Ironic Nickname: "Little" John is actually a very big bear.
  • The Lancer: He's the cautious and more serious sidekick to the careless Robin.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's as fast as Robin even while acting as a cart horse and the strongest character in the movie.
  • Master of Disguise: Like Robin Hood, he's very good at disguising himself, though unlike Robin, Little John never changes his voice in disguise.
  • Nice Guy: A fun, lovable guy and the best friend Robin Hood and company could ask for.
  • Nice Hat: His green hat. It's the only one he's got.
  • Reused Character Design: He strongly resembles Baloo from The Jungle Book (1967), with the main difference being that Little John is brown while Baloo is grayish. He even has the same voice actor, Phil Harris. It becomes especially noticeable in scenes where animation was reused.
  • Shipper on Deck: Little John advises Robin on ways to romance Maid Marian. Also seen in the scene where he orders Prince John to release Robin (threatening him with a knife) and after Robin is released, he threatens him again: "Now PJ, tell my pal to kiss Maid Marian, or I've just found a new pincushion."
  • Stout Strength: He's a fat bear, but also among the most physically powerful characters in the film.
  • Undying Loyalty: He may have reservations about some of Robin's schemes, but he will stick with him through thick-and-thin.

Voiced in English by: Roger Miller
Voiced in European French by: Pierre Vassiliu
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Jose Manuel Rosano (speaking), Julio Salazar (singing)
Voiced in Japanese by: Tsunehiko Kamijou (theatrical), Hiroyuki Nishimoto (home video)
Voiced in Brazilian Portuguese by: Aloysio de Oliveira

Alan-A-Dale is based off the minstrel of the same name from various Robin Hood legends, and is depicted as a rooster. Alan-a-Dale only states his name at the beginning of the film, where he also introduces himself as a minstrel. He functions as the film's narrator, using songs to tell the story.

  • All-Knowing Singing Narrator: He is the one telling this story, but he also takes part in it. For instance, he helps Friar Tuck to chase down Sir Hiss at the archery tournament, and when he's arrested and thrown in jail, he already knows what's happening outside.
  • The Bard: He sings songs, records lore, and carries a stringed instrument.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Like Lady Kluck, he never wears shoes.
  • Cocky Rooster: Averted, he's a nice, friendly minstrel who narrates the story. Ironically, Lady Kluck, a hen, fits the stereotype much better.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Zig zagged. He introduces himself as Alan-A-Dale, but the opening credits just call him "The Rooster," and the other characters don't refer to him by name at all.
  • Feather Fingers: He can play his lute with his wings.
  • Greek Chorus: He serves as the film's narrator, using songs.
  • Interactive Narrator: He sometimes chats to the audience, sometimes sings a song about what's going on just then, and sometimes gets stuck into the fighting. The sheriff even arrests him.
  • Nice Guy: He has a warm, kind personality and is willing to go out of his way to serve the greater good, like helping Friar Tuck apprehend Sir Hiss, for suspicion that he's trying to co-opt Robin Hood's role in the tournament.
    • He even sacrifices his lute to protect a couple of children during the jailbreak scene.
  • Wandering Minstrel: As he himself puts it:
    "Oh, incidentally, I'm Alan-A-Dale, a minstrel. That's an early-day folk singer. My job is to tell it like it is, or was, or whatever."

    Maid Marian
Voiced in English by: Monica Evans (speaking), Nancy Adams (singing)
Voiced in European French by: Michèle Andr&eacute
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Diana Santos (speaking), Hilda Loftus (singing)
Voiced in Japanese by: Noriko Shindo (theatrical dub), Mika Doi (home video)
Voiced in Brazilian Portuguese by: Juraciara Diácovo

Maid Marian is a vixen and is based on the character from the actual Robin Hood legend.

  • Alliterative Name: Maid Marian.
  • Babies Ever After:
    • Discussed where Robin proposes to Marian.
      Robin: We'll have six children.
      Marian: Six? Oh, a dozen at least.
    • And after they get married, Skippy tags along, saying "Robin Hood's going to have kids. Somebody has to keep their eye on things."
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Maid Marian tells the children about how she and Robin grew up together.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: Downplayed; even though she's a Nice Girl, she does manage to throw a pie in Trigger's face. Also, she soon realizes at the archery tournament that her attention of the stork competitor (Robin Hood in disguise), is threatening to give him away to Prince John and she invents an excuse to cover it. It doesn't work, but points for trying.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Being heroic foxes, both Robin and Marian have these.
  • Damsel in Distress: She's a lovely Proper Lady, but almost completely helpless, even when her love is about to be executed before her eyes. However, she almost manages to convince Prince John to spare Robin through The Power of Love and hits a guard aiming for Robin with a pie, which just goes to show how helpful she can be when she tries.
  • Dub Name Change: Downplayed in both cases.
    • More than Honorific Title Change in Latin American Spanish dub and also overlaps with Bowdlerise of sorts later on: Maid Marian's title was originally changed until the 2010s as Lady Marian, since "Maid" is normally translated as... a maid ("sirvienta" or "criada" in Spanish). Due to a language drift, since 2010 her title "Lady" was later replaced with "Señorita" (Miss), as "Lady", along with "Lord" are now derogatory terms to refer to a person who is incredibly corrupt, arrogant and who only uses his or her influence to do what he or she wants.
    • The same thing goes in the Japanese dub, as her title is changed to Princess Marian (Marian-hime), likely for the same reasons.
  • Friend to All Children: As seen in her interactions with Skippy and his friends, she's very good with children.
  • Humanoid Female Animal: Of course, she's just of the many in this film, but she has been praised as being the best designed in the film, setting the standard in Furry Fandom for feminine beauty and grace in western animation.
  • Love Interest: Robin Hood's lady love.
  • Neutral Female: Inverted. She typically isn't of much help when things get dangerous, but she does have a couple of moments where she's actively trying to assist her lover and his band.
  • Nice Girl: Awful nice, as the kids say in-universe.
  • Official Couple: With Robin Hood. They get married by the end of the film.
  • Pale Females, Dark Males: Marian's fur color is slightly lighter than Robin's.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She wears pink and purple. Probably also because Princesses Prefer Pink, but she's never technically identified as a princess, even though she is stated to be the King's niece.
  • Proper Lady: A graceful, charming, and ladylike woman.
  • Satellite Love Interest: She has an interesting backstory due to being the niece of the villainous Prince John and the good King Richard but her actual role in the film is little else but "be happy and lovey-dovey around Robin".
  • Shaking the Rump: She does a seductive flourish during the "Phony King of England" song. This animation was recycled from Duchess from The Aristocats.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Marian loves Robin Hood because of his kindness, the hope he gives to the people of Nottingham, and that he only steals from the rich to give to the poor.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Lady Kluck's Tomboy. Maid Marian is the quintessential polite and feminine Proper Lady, while Lady Kluck is a fierce, outspoken Boisterous Bruiser. During a fight Lady Kluck even tells Marian to run away as it is "no place for a lady", and then she humorously starts fighting the guards.
  • Uptown Girl: King Richard amusedly remarks at the end that he has "An outlaw for an in-law!"
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Or fiancée. Marian throws a pie in Trigger's face after the latter nearly shoots Robin with a crossbow bolt.

    Lady Kluck
Voiced in English by: Carole Shelley
Voiced in European French by: Huguette Morins
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Maria Santander
Voiced in Japanese by: Michiko Hirai (theatrical dub), Masako Kitamura (home video)
Voiced in Brazilian Portuguese by: Terezinha Moreira

Lady Kluck is a chicken and Maid Marian's lady-in-waiting.

  • Acrofatic: Despite being "the fat one" (as Prince John called her), she's quite athletic and an Action Girl through and through.
  • Action Girl: Lady Kluck joins the brawl that caps the archery tournament.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: She isn't seen with any footwear.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She's a quite comical character, but also capable and strong. She was able to defeat all the guards, and strong enough to judo-throw the Sheriff.
  • Brave Scot: She speaks with a Scottish accent and is no doubt fierce and brave.
  • Big Fun: She's a plump, amusing, and fun-loving Boisterous Bruiser.
  • Blue Is Heroic: She wears a blue gown and is one of the heroes.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Like Little John, she is a fierce party animal.
  • Clucking Funny: A short, fat chicken and one of the funniest characters of the film.
  • Cocky Rooster: A Gender Flipped example. She's a hen, but she has the loud and fierce personality more commonly associated with roosters.
  • Cool Old Lady: There's no telling of her age, but she looks and sounds significantly older than Marian.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: "Seize the fat one!" Here she comes, laying out every rhinoceros in her path.
  • Feather Fingers: Just like any bird character, she can use her wings as hands.
  • Friend to All Children: Like Maid Marian, she enjoys playing with Skippy and his friends.
  • Fur Is Clothing: For a brief gag, one of the rhino guards grab her by the feathers, which are pulled down, revealing Goofy Print Underwear, suggesting she was wearing feathered bloomers above her underwear.
  • Genki Girl: In contrast to the graceful Maid Marian, she's very feisty and energetic.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: To Maid Marian. In their first scene playing badminton, Kluck jokes "As your lady in waiting, I'm waiting!"
  • Nice Girl: In spite of her war-like personality in times of danger, she has a kind, caring personality.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Although one shot implies it's not actual cleavage, just a persistent wrinkle in her rather plump form.
  • Shipper on Deck: She tells Marian that there's no way Robin forgot about her while also making sweet, supportive comments on Marian's love for him.
  • Stout Strength: She may be overweight, but she's strong enough to flip the Sheriff over her head, and he's hardly a featherweight. And then just look at the way she took down those rhino guards!!!
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Maid Marian's Girly Girl. Maid Marian is the quintessential polite and feminine Proper Lady, while Lady Kluck is a fierce, outspoken Boisterous Bruiser. During a fight Lady Kluck even tells Marian to run away, as it is "no place for a lady", and then she humorously starts fighting the guards.
  • True Blue Femininity: She wears a blue cap and a blue dress but she is the tomboy of the pair so the trope is inverted.
  • Violent Glaswegian: She has a Scottish brogue and if you get her upset, she will start getting as mad as a wet hen, and she's not afraid to charge at the rhino guards like a runaway freight train.

    Friar Tuck
Voiced in English by: Andy Devine
Voiced in European French by: Pierre Tornade
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Pedro D'Aguillón
Voiced in Japanese by: Takehiro Koyama (home video)
Voiced in Brazilian Portuguese by: Joaquim Motta

Friar Tuck is a badger and a kind-hearted priest who is good friends with Robin Hood and Little John.

  • Badass Preacher: He delivers a righteous beating to the Sheriff for stealing from the Poor Box.
  • Berserk Button: Dismissing his 'sermons' is one thing, but outright disrespecting him, a man of the church, by telling him that his 'preachiness' is gonna soon land him in a hangman's noose while stealing out of the poor box is another thing entirely.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Do not take money from the poor box in front of Friar Tuck if you don't want a righteous beating.
  • Even the Loving Hero Has Hated Ones: Friar Tuck is conveyed as a charitable Big Fun, though he spearheads the mocking campaign against Prince John and shows an indignant disdain for the Sheriff of Nottingham's bullying and tax gouging. When the latter finally hits his Rage Breaking Point of taking money from the church's poor box, Tuck forcibly throws him out of the church to inflict an Unstoppable Rage beatdown. Unfortunately for him, this trope was Exploited, as the Sheriff had intentionally wound down his patience and had his mooks ready outside to help overpower and arrest him for the assault, as one final lesson to the populace for underestimating Prince John's wrath.
  • Furry Baldness: He has a hairstyle like this, but unlike most examples, he also has an actual bald spot on top of his head. Maybe it's a tonsure.
  • Good Shepherd: As usual, Friar Tuck is a devout and admirable man.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: He has quite the temper, and the fur on his cheeks resembles sideburns.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He uses Alan-a-dale's lute as a makeshift bow to shoot an arrow at Hiss's balloon.
  • Informed Species: With his bald head, no indication of fur pattern and lack of claws, it's hard to identify him as any species of badger.
  • Large Ham: He chews up a fair amount of scenery whenever he's overly joyous or angry.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest characters in the film, due to his role as the Good Shepherd.
  • Shipper on Deck: Friar Tuck encourages Robin to court Maid Marian while also happily telling him that the winner of the archery contest would receive Maid Marian's kiss.
  • Stout Strength: Like Little John, he's grossly fat but also among the most physically powerful characters in the film. The Sheriff finds this out the painful way when he gets belly-bounced out of the church.

    King Richard
Voiced in English by: Peter Ustinov
Voiced in European French by: Jean Martinelli
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Francisco Colmenero
Voiced in Japanese by: Takeshi Watabe (theatrical dub), Tokio Seki (home video)
Voiced in Brazilian Portuguese by: Pietro Mário

King Richard is the older brother of Prince John and the true king of England.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: In contrast to his brother, obviously.
    Prince John: But traitors to the crown must die!
    Robin Hood: Traitor to the crown? That crown belongs to King Richard. Long live King Richard!
    Crowd: Long live King Richard!
  • Big Good: He could be considered this, being The Good King and beloved by all the good characters, even if his role in the plot is minor.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to John's Cain for being a more benevolent royal.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to John's Foolish. While John is an arrogant, impatient and petty Manchild who wants to fuel his power through stealing from the poor, Richard is a kind, mature and sensible leader who rules the country professionally and doesn't look down on anyone below his status.
  • The Good King: Everything gets better once he arrives; John is imprisoned and Robin Hood gets a Happily Ever After ending with Marian.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: He is seen by his subjects as the paragon of The Good King but is absent on a crusade for most of the story.
  • Historical Domain Character: He is based on a real life historical figure (King Richard the Lionheart), only lionised, both literally and figuratively.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: As always in the Robin Hood story, Richard gets this; whereas the real Richard was a war-loving gloryhound who cost England a lot of moneynote , the heightened taxes are entirely Prince John's idea (and for Prince John's benefit). This version of Richard didn't even want to go to war; he was hypnotized by Sir Hiss in order to compel him to go crusading.
  • King of Beasts: He is The Good King, thus portraying him as a lion was an obvious choice. It helps that the historical Richard had the nickname "Lionheart" and that the House of Plantagenet eventually had a trio of lions on a red background as their coat of arms.
  • Large Ham: Even in the few lines that King Richard has, Peter Ustinov never fails to ham it up.
  • Nice Guy: He is seen as an ideal king, kind and considerate of his subjects.
  • Panthera Awesome: Prince John and King Richard are lions but only the latter is awesome.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As seen above, he fixes everything when he comes back.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Robin and Maid Marian. During the couple's wedding, he is nothing but elated for them.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in the story at the very end, but it's his return what guarantees a happy ending.
  • Tender Tomboyishness, Foul Femininity: Gender-Flipped example; King Richard and Prince John seem to have the dynamic of Sensitive Guy and Manly Man, since Richard is a warrior king who fought the Crusades (even though it wasn't even his own choice). and Prince John is skinny, whiny, and effeminate.
  • Visual Pun: The human Richard was known as "the Lionhearted". In this movie, he's an actual lion.

    Skippy Rabbit
Voiced in English by: Billy Whittaker
Voiced in European French by: Christophe Bruno
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Edmundo Santos Jr.
Voiced in Japanese by: Mika Doi (home video)

Skippy is an energetic 7-year-old rabbit. He lives with his mother and his siblings. He is the oldest boy in the family.

  • Ascended Fanboy: He evolves from being Robin Hood's biggest fan to interacting with his hero. Robin even gives him his hat after the Sheriff takes his birthday gift.
  • Badass Adorable: He's a cute rabbit with an adorable admiration of Robin Hood, and he fires an arrow at Prince John's butt.
  • Barefoot Poverty: Implied to be the case, since most aristocracy is seen with footwear.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Skippy wears a blue tunic and is one of the good guys.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: An adorable young boy of a rabbit.
  • Canon Foreigner: He's about the closest thing to Much the Miller's son as you're going to get in this movie. As there really are no "merry men" and Robin and Little John are apparently the only ones who live in Sherwood Forest, Skippy's idolization of Robin Hood and role as the plucky little guy would probably have been Much's role in any other production. He doesn't do any poaching (after all, this is Disney), but he does fire an arrow directly into Prince John's courtyard, and for a brief bit, he believes he's in serious trouble.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father is nowhere to be seen, and according to one passing comment by the Sheriff addressing his mother as a widow, that would be why.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: He's a young boy who admires Robin Hood, much like the audience.
  • Killer Rabbit: Literally. Skippy, a seven-year-old rabbit, successfully shoots an arrow at Prince John! (It bounces off his ass.)
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: At least a dozen of unnamed rabbit siblings.
  • Nice Guy: Skippy is a happy-go-lucky and heroic child.
  • Nice Hat: Wears Robin Hood's hat (a present from Robin himself) for most of the film.
  • Righteous Rabbit: He's a little rabbit with a heroic disposition.
  • Shipper on Deck: After Maid Marian fondly reminisces her childhood with Robin Hood, Skippy reflexively asks if they're going to have kids.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He goes from nearly wetting himself over Prince John conceivably executing him to loosing an arrow at the villain's butt and later helping Robin stop some guards.
  • White Bunny: His fur is light gray.

    Mother Rabbit
Voiced in English by: Barbara Luddy
Voiced in European French by: Marie Francey
Voiced in Japanese by: Miyoko Aso (theatrical dub), Sumie Ozawa (home video)

The kindly mother of Skippy and his many siblings.



    Prince John
Voiced in English by: Peter Ustinov
Voiced in European French by: Philippe Dumat
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Carlos Riquelme
Voiced in Japanese by: Kiyoshi Kawakubo (theatrical dub), Minoru Uchida (home video)
Voiced in Brazilian Portuguese by: Magalhães Graça

Prince John is a lion and the main villain of the story.

  • 0% Approval Rating: His "The Villain Sucks" Song was so successful that everyone, even Prince John's allies (Sir Hiss and the Sheriff), start singing it.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Has a talent for alliterative nicknames, especially when addressing Sir Hiss (silly serpent, reluctant reptile, aggravating asp, etc.).
  • Ambiguously Gay: Has a very campy inflection to his voice, behaves very childishly and effeminately and is very quick to cry. As if all said wasn't obvious, he also lacks a mane (which, in lions, usually means low levels of testosterone). Kinda funny, since historically speaking, Richard is the one whose sexuality is up for debate.
  • Artistic License – Biology: He's a maneless lion.
  • Bad Boss: Due to his bad temper, he's cruel to Sir Hiss and constantly abuses him both physically and verbally. He even does this to the Sheriff by throwing his glass of wine at him after hearing about the "The Villain Sucks" Song that the Sheriff was briefly singing, though the Sheriff nervously stated that the entire village of Nottingham was singing it.
  • Beard of Evil: The strands of fur that stem from his chin give the impression of a goatee.
  • Berserk Button: Mentioning King Richard in front of Prince John. Mentioning his mother is probably okay, as it just causes him to bluescreen and start sucking his thumb.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Prince John may be a comical, embarrassing Momma's Boy, but if you mock him badly enough, he will not let you get away with it.
  • Big Bad: The source of the story's conflict. Robin's hiding out, his inability to marry Marian, the heavy taxes, it's all him.
  • Buffoonish Tomcat: Although a villainous Lean and Mean one, John isn't the brightest feline in the story and is quite an total Manchild version of this that gets defeated by how his plans don't work at all.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's on the receiving end of lots of slapstick and Amusing Injuries. To be fair, they're all well-deserved.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Richard's Abel for "sending him off on that crazy crusade".
  • The Caligula: After tricking his older brother King Richard into partaking in a crusade, he assumes the crown and becomes a dictator, with his excessive taxation.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Not in the slightest. For example, when Hiss is going off on an "I Warned You" rant after he's robbed by a Disguised in Drag Robin and Little John, he responds by angrily smashing a mirror over Hiss's head.
  • Cats Are Mean: He's a lion and he's mean, however his brother Richard, who's also a lion, inverts this trope.
  • Character Tic: Sucking his thumb. It's apparently so notorious that other aristocrats and even the peasants use the gesture to mock him.
    Lady Kluck: "Mommy!!!" (Starts sucking her thumb)
    Sis: (Laughing) That's Prince John, alright!
    • Played doubly as he always tends to hold his ear whenever he sucks his thumb.
  • Dirty Coward: In the Archery Tournament fiasco, while Robin Hood was fighting off the guards, Prince John tried to blind-side him. However, Robin Hood easily disarms him before that happened, and Prince John immediately runs away in fear while pathetically begging for his life.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Prince John's relationship with his mother is... complicated. He seems to react with a huge amount of remorse when he ends up either wrecking her things (i.e., her mirror and her castle) or is reminded of her in some way, and he childishly sucks his thumb.
  • Evil Counterpart: To King Richard, obviously, given who The Good King is in this situation.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He chews the scenery with abandon, such as his reaction to "The Phony King of England".
  • Evil Is Petty: He antagonizes the populace incessantly by imposing ridiculously high taxes on them, and relishes the opportunity to get back at Robin Hood. He's no better to his own subordinates, either, treating Hiss (and the Sheriff) with rather jarring cruelty.
  • The Evil Prince: He's second in line and his ambition is behind his evilness.
  • Faux Affably Evil: On occasion, when treated with flattery, he can be friendly and cheerful. This never lasts too long, however.
  • Fisher King: With Prince John's greed, taxes become increasingly high, and the likelihood of starvation for the local populace increases. This is best shown in his reaction to "The Phony King of England", where he incarcerates anyone who isn't willing or able to pay taxes. After King Richard returns, everything is restored to normal.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Richard's Responsible. While Richard is a kind, mature and sensible leader who rules the country professionally and doesn't look down on anyone below his status, John is an arrogant, impatient and petty Manchild who wants to fuel his power by stealing from the poor.
  • Freudian Excuse: Prince John has serious maternal issues. It's implied that he spent his whole life being The Unfavorite to his mother.
  • Greed: He is depicted as not only hoarding gold, obsessively counting it, and fondling it, but even sleeping with it in his bedchamber. To be fair, no one could expect the royal chambers to be vulnerable to any but the most daring and skillful of thieves, but surely there were more secure places to put it... right?
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Being a massive Spoiled Brat, he gets angry and irritated rather easily. Just ask Sir Hiss.
  • Historical Domain Character: Like his brother, he is based on a real life historical figure (King John Plantagenet), only literally (but not figuratively) lionised.
  • Historical Downgrade: He's little more than a bratty, ineffectual crybaby... at least at first glance.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: In this story, he taxes people out of sheer greed and is even responsible for Richard's crusades, via his hypnotic Evil Chancellor. As noted in Artistic License – History, the heavy taxes were raised in order to finance Richard's wars and his ransom when he was captured by the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Although by all accounts, the historical John really was a childish overgrown brat with an uncontrollable temper.
  • Hypocrite: After he is captured at the archery contest, Prince John calls Robin a traitor to the crown, despite the fact that he unlawfully seized the throne while Richard was off on the Crusades. Robin rightfully calls him out on it.
  • Improperly Paranoid: His reaction to Sir Hiss’ hypnosis implies that he suspects his own counsellor of plotting to overthrow him. Hiss, being a Professional Butt-Kisser, doesn’t seem to have even considered the idea.
    Hiss: Well, I was only trying to help!
    John: [chuckles dryly] I wonder. Silly serpent!
    Hiss: [confused and offended] ...Silly serpent?!
  • Insufferable Imbecile: He isn't a very competent villain, to say the least.
  • It's All About Me: Taken to a narcissistic degree.
  • Jerkass: He's a greedy, short-tempered, immature jerk and becomes even worse over the course of the movie.
  • Karmic Butt-Monkey: As a result of his selfishness and overall villainy, he often suffers many well-deserved mishaps throughout the entire film.
  • King of Beasts: He is a lion just like his brother, although a scrawny and maneless one.
  • Laughably Evil: He is one of the most laughable, incompetent, and hilarious Disney villains ever, although he has some scary moments.
  • Lean and Mean: Prince John is scrawnier than his benevolent older brother.
  • Manchild: He's very whiny, often throws temper tantrums, constantly sucks his thumb and cries very easily.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He hosts an archery tournament with the prize being a kiss from Maid Marian, knowing that it will lure in Robin, and he quickly deduces that the mysterious stranger is Robin in disguise based on his archery skills. He also tries to have Friar Tuck executed to lure in Robin, knowing that they are friends.
  • Money Fetish: He sleeps with bags of taxes.
  • Momma's Boy: He is devoted to his mother even though she preferred his brother.
  • Narcissist: He has exaggerated sense of self-importance, a distinct Lack of Empathy, and refusal to acknowledge his faults.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: While he is the mastermind behind the plans to stop Robin Hood, he relies on The Sheriff to do all the dirty work for him. The Sheriff is more of a physical threat to Robin, constantly attempting to capture him, and then actively trying to kill him during the climatic battle, unusually for a Disney film which has more often the main villain fight the heroes.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain:
    • Prince John is a cowardly, childish mama's boy, but that doesn't stop him from being a cunning and ruthless tyrant who is a fan of lethal and amoral force.
    • He has a surprisingly smart moment at some point. Initially he failed to see through Robin and Little John's fortune teller costumes, but later when Prince John stages an archery tournament, he is more perceptive, seeing through Robin's stork disguise (which is actually pretty convincing) and sets a trap for Robin once his guard is down.
  • Prone to Tears: A whiny, over-emotional, thumb-sucking Manchild who cries very easily.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: A petulant, temperamental, selfish, impulsive crybaby who sucks his thumb, throws tantrums, and cries for his mommy.
  • Royal Brat: One of the meanest and most immature characters in the movie. Unfortunately, he's also in charge of the kingdom for most of it.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Zig-zagged. He's a skinny, whiny, over-emotional Non-Action Guy who cries very easily (supposedly "sensitive"), while his brother Richard is a muscular warrior who has a mane (manly). However, Prince John is one of the most insensitive and power-hungry characters in the movie, while Richard is caring and loves the romance between Robin and Marian.
  • Sissy Villain: He has a very campy inflection to his voice, runs from confrontation, is very mirror-vain, and despite being a lion, he lacks a mane, making him resemble a lioness.
  • Smug Snake: Has quite an ego, but his plans and traps to catch and kill Robin Hood never work out the way he wants them to.
  • The Sociopath: A bit more lightly than any other examples. However he's still a selfish and greedy despot who doesn't think twice of hurting and/or killing innocent people when pushed too far. Friar Tuck, at one point, calls Prince John "arrogant, greedy, ruthless, no good", which are all the main personality traits of a sociopath.
  • Spoiled Brat: An extremely self-entitled, childish character. When the Nottingham citizens shout out their loyalties to King Richard, Prince John throws an apoplectic seizure befitting only a toddler.
    Prince John: Enough!!! I am king! King!!! King!
  • Still Sucks Thumb: Sucks his thumb whenever he's upset. He's even the page image.
  • Tantrum Throwing: Being a Manchild, he's prone to throwing tantrums. This is best shown where, after his carriage breaks (due to Robin and Little John stealing the hub-caps) and falling into a pile of mud, Prince John throws a tantrum while yelling, "No, no, no, no!" The scene in question is also the page image for the movie's funny page.
  • Tender Tomboyishness, Foul Femininity: Gender-Flipped example; Prince John is a skinny, whiny, effeminate Royal Brat who mistreats the English people, while his brother Richard is a warrior king (he fought in the Crusades) and a Reasonable Authority Figure.
  • Trrrilling Rrrs: He rolls his Rs very often, as is part and parcel for a hammy Evil Brit.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: He takes over the throne from his older brother Richard. Unlike his brother who was apparently The Good King, John is a terrible ruler, known for his terrible and unjust taxes, causing misery everywhere.
  • The Un-Favourite: "Mother always did like Richard best!" By all accounts, she really did.
  • The Unfettered: He's willing to stoop to such lows as having Friar Tuck hanged as long as it gives him a chance at taking Robin Hood down. He even scoffed at Sir Hiss's uneasiness with the plan.
    Sir Hiss: Hang Friar Tuck? A man of the Church?!
    Prince John: Yes, my reluctant reptile!
  • Villainous Breakdown: Once the "Phony King of England" himself hears the aforementioned song, it leads to him screaming new decrees about tripling the taxes right at the scared-witless Sheriff's face while strangling Sir Hiss. He finally completely loses it after the climax, chasing Hiss with a stick while ranting and sucking his thumb, which somehow makes it even worse.

    Sir Hiss
Voiced in English by: Terry-Thomas
Voiced in European French by: Roger Carel
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Jose Manuel Rosano
Voiced in Japanese by: Ryuji Saikachi (theatrical dub), Shigeru Ushiyama (home video)
Voiced in Brazilian Portuguese by: Jomeri Pozzoli

Sir Hiss is a snake and Prince John's loyal adviser.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Wears nothing but a feathered hat and a collar. Justified because he is a snake. Averted with his jail robes, which cover most of his coils.
  • Affably Evil: At least, he's certainly more pleasant than Prince John and the Sheriff.
  • Alcohol Hic: When he's let out of the ale barrel, he is clearly drunk and his slurred hissing is just one indication.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: The advisor to John and smarter than his foolish boss. The things that keep him from being a Dragon-in-Chief is that he is much less ambitious, egotistical and cruel than John.
  • Butt-Monkey: Often the target of Prince John's temper tantrums.
  • Canon Foreigner: He's a stand-in for Sir Guy of Gisbourne, but he is significantly less of an action hero than the latter is typically portrayed.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Whenever he unsuccessfully tries to warn Prince John and is ignored, he usually ends up on the short end of John's temper tantrums.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Sir Hiss has no problem with Prince John's evil deeds until he decides to hang Friar Tuck, a man of the Church.
  • Evil Genius: Sir Hiss is the Big Bad's adviser, and it's thanks to his hypnotic abilities that Prince John was able to steal King Richard's throne. Unfortunately, John doesn't listen enough to Hiss's more sensible counsel (don't implicitly trust a couple of fortune tellers or a duke who shows up uninvited). He's also shown counting taxes for Prince John.
  • Excellent Judge of Character: He sees through every single disguise. While he might not know who they are, he knows they aren't who they claim to be. Yet every time he tries to warn John, the latter assumes he's just jealous of the attention they're getting.
  • Honest Advisor: For all his sycophancy, he tries to act as one to Prince John. Alas, with someone like John, trying to avoid saying anything undesirably truthful ends up being impossible and therefore often blows up in Hiss's face.
  • Human Knot: When Prince John, who already found out Robin's little disguise, pulls him out of the ale barrel, Hiss informs him of this fact. It leads to him being tied around a beam.
    Prince John: Get out of that, if you can.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Now, if Prince John had listened to Hiss's advice now and then (don't trust the strange Romani women, for one), he'd have been spared some of his humiliations.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: He is stated to have hypnotized King Richard into going off on crusade. At least once he did this to Prince John, which made John mad.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's smarter and less of a Jerkass than his boss and objects to some of Prince John's actions.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a cap with a matching feather.
  • Not So Above It All: He momentarily joins the Sheriff in singing "The Phony King of England", only to get chewed out by Prince John when he walks in and overhears them and the villagers' popular song.
  • Only Sane Man: From the villain side. He can see through the heroes' disguises and tries to warn Prince John about it, but only gets mistreated as a result.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: While Sir Hiss seems genuinely shocked that Friar Tuck is going to be hanged, he might be afraid that doing so would get them excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: He acts as Prince John's sycophant. However, even a consummate bootlicker like him finds it frustratingly hard not to say some unasked truths whenever his boss screws up-which is very often.
    Sir Hiss: And how well King Richard's crown sits on your noble brow.
    Prince John: Doesn't it? Uh, King Richard? I've told you never to mention my brother's name!
    Sir Hiss: A-A mere slip of the forked tongue, Your Majesty.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: To a degree, at least. While he seems to have no issue with taxing the nation into poverty, and willingly participated in Prince John's scheme to send King Richard off to the Crusades, he doesn't seem particularly evil. In fact, it frequently seems like he's just going wherever he senses the power lying, and isn't a big fan of Prince John at all otherwise. He still refers to Richard as King, likes to remind Prince John of his mother, and by the end delivers a pretty damning "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the prince. It almost seems in that moment that he's had a change of heart, even if he still gets what he deserves in the end.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: He is a snake and Prince John's Evil Chancellor.
  • Reused Character Design: He's got Kaa's body and even Hypnotic Eyes, though his own eyes are generally smaller, apart from when he employs said Hypnotic Eyes.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: Much like the other snake from a previous Disney movie, although both of them are more funny than sinister. Unlike Kaa who was a Laughably Evil Big Bad Wannabe on his own and somewhat more sinister, Sir Hiss serves as a Butt-Monkey servant to the Big Bad.
  • Snake Talk: Ssssir Hisssss ssssayyyss Ssseeccrets.
  • Sycophantic Servant: He's the Big Bad's sidekick, and he is constantly sucking up.

    The Sheriff of Nottingham
Voiced in English by: Pat Buttram
Voiced in European French by: Jacques Marin
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Francisco Colmenero
Voiced in Japanese by: Ritsuo Sawa (theatrical dub), Seiji Endo (home video)

The Sheriff of Nottingham is a wolf and Prince John's top enforcer.

  • Beware the Silly Ones: Robin and Little John can run rings around him but not as much so everyone else. He enforces all of John's taxes and laws with diligence and by the climax has most of his opponents imprisoned.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Not only does the Sheriff use underhanded tactics to collect every last coin from the townspeople, he enjoys every minute of it - he seems to particularly enjoy stealing from widows, children, cripples, beggars and churches.
  • Consummate Liar: He insists he's not a bad man and is just doing his job, when it's quite clear from the way he acts that he highly enjoys his work of stealing from the poor.
  • Corrupt Hick: Despite being set in Medieval England, the Sheriff and his underlings have accents from the American Deep South.
  • Demoted to Dragon: In most productions, the Sheriff is the Big Bad. Here he's little more than the prince's henchman, a tax collector who's primarily used as comic relief.
  • The Dragon: To Prince John. One of few Disney examples in plain sight, he's aggressive, takes orders from his (slightly) brighter boss, orders the Mooks around, and serves as the primary physical threat to Robin as demonstrated nicely during the final battle scene in the tower.
  • Dumb Muscle: Big, dumb, and mean. Also quite lazy when off duty.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's only ever referred to as "Sheriff", even by his close associates.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Little John, as a big and strong second to the Big Bad instead of The Hero.
  • Fat Bastard: With his big belly and crass demeanor, he is the closest example.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's always cheerful and polite while doing sadistic things.
  • Hate Sink: As Laughably Evil as he is, he's a fat, cruel, power-tripping jerk with very few redeeming qualities.
  • Hated by All: Thanks to his gleeful enjoyment of his work as a tax collector, he is loathed by all of the townsfolk in Nottingham; so much so that every one of his shots on the archery tournament is met with boos and jeers.
  • In-Series Nickname: Is called "Bushel-britches" by a number of characters.
  • Jerkass: Like Prince John, he's a cruel, power-tripping jerk.
  • Just Following Orders: He likes to portray himself as a Punch-Clock Villain when people call him out on his relentless collecting, but it's clear from his actions that he enjoys his job.
  • Kick the Dog: He does this repeatedly while out on his tax collecting.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: At the archery tournament, the Sheriff rants to a disguised Robin Hood that the reason he hasn't captured the titular character is because "Robin is a coward". He then comments about how Robin hasn't shown his face at the tournament before bragging about how he'd easily "see through his phony disguises", completely unaware that Robin was before his very nose.
  • Laughably Evil: A nasty guy who takes delight in his evil, and is hilarious to boot.
  • Nice Hat: A red hat with a feather, not unlike Sir Hiss's hat.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Where else have you seen an overweight wolf?
  • Not So Above It All: He even gets caught up in singing the "Phony King of England" song, with Sir Hiss failing miserably in trying to dissuade him from singing it in the presence of Prince John, no less, leading to a Mood Whiplash when John increases the taxes on the villagers.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's a bumbling goof, but nearly kills Robin in the climax of the film, burning the castle down in the process.
  • Savage Wolf: While he's more of a Jerkass than actually savage, he's a wolf who's still one of the villains of the movie.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He looks and acts like a pompous bumpkin, and is generally treated as such, but he coyly sees through all the civilians' elaborate attempts to hide their money and is the first around (since Sir Hiss is punch-drunk) who suspects that something is going on once John suddenly and anxiously pardons Robin.
  • Stout Strength: The biggest and strongest of the bad guys despite his considerable gut.

    Nutsy and Trigger
Nutsy (left) and Trigger (right).
Voiced in English by: Ken Curtis and George Lindsey, respectively;
Voiced in European French by: Francis Lax (Nutsy) and Albert Augier (Trigger)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Arturo Mercado (Nutsy) and Luis Bayardo (Trigger)
Voiced in Japanese by: Katsumi Suzuki (Nutsy/theatrical dub), Tetsuo Kanao (Nutsy/home video), Yuichi Nagashima (Trigger/theatrical dub), Yoshihiro Ogata (Trigger/home video)

Trigger and Nutsy are the dimwitted vultures and the palace guards.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: They both only wear cloaks, and Trigger wears an iron helmet.
  • Affably Evil: They're usually pretty cordial to whomever they're addressing.
  • An Axe to Grind: Nutsy wields a halberd.
  • Bumbling Henchmen Duo: Two dim-witted and incompetent henchmen to Prince John and the Sheriff.
  • Cassandra Truth: Trigger, on two occasions: the first is when he suspects Robin (disguised as a beggar) to be a spy, and the second is when he rightfully worries that there may be a jailbreak in the works.
  • Clueless Deputy: Nutsy is a total ditz and while Trigger is smarter, he can't keep his crossbow under control. (Not that the Sheriff is much better, but he looks like it in comparison.)
  • Feathered Fiend: Two antagonistic vultures though they are probably Just Following Orders.
  • Feather Fingers: Both can use their wings as hands; Trigger can use a crossbow with it.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Trigger to the Sheriff. During the battle between the Sheriff and Friar Tuck, he pulls down the hood of Friar Tuck, blocking the Friar's view and allowing the Sheriff to capture him. He's later the only one who realises a jailbreak is coming and keeps trying to warn him.
  • I Call Her "Vera": Trigger refers to his crossbow as "Ol' Betsy."
  • Just Following Orders: More genuinely applied, in contrast to their superiors, as their actions are always as a result of the orders and responsibilities given to them. Due to this, they're reassigned to look after John, Hiss, and the Sheriff after they're all imprisoned instead of being arrested along with them.
  • Karma Houdini: The only villains that weren't arrested. Given that they weren't abusing their power like John, Hiss, and the Sheriff were, this meant they had Karmic Protection.
  • The Klutz: Nutsy is extremely dull and clumsy, notably when he pulls the trapdoor on the gallows and the Sheriff falls through:
    Sheriff: Now I know why your mama called you Nutsy.
  • Meaningful Name: "Now I know why your mama called you Nutsy." Trigger too, who is known for his itchy trigger finger.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Nutsy, but only because he's an idiot, while Trigger comes off as more malicious. However, as seen in Punch-Clock Villain below and their apparent Heel–Face Turn, both of them can be considered to be poor villains.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Nutsy unwittingly gives away to a disguised Robin the villains' plan to capture and kill him.
  • Properly Paranoid: Trigger is the only one who even suspects Robin Hood's beggar disguise and is insistent that he'll try a jailbreak. Naturally, the Sheriff doesn't listen to him.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: At the end they're seen guarding the imprisoned John, Hiss, and the Sheriff for King Richard, so it's clear they just do their job no matter who's on the throne as seen in a deleted scene where Richard reveals himself to them and they immediately bow to him.
  • Reused Character Design: They share animation models with the Beatles-esque vultures from The Jungle Book (1967). Except that they are villainous, while the Jungle Book vultures were sympathetic.

    Captain of the Guard/Captain Crocodile
Voiced in English by: Candy Candido
Voiced in European French by: Georges Atlas
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Francisco Colmenero
Voiced in Japanese by: Yuu Shimaka (theatrical dub), Hozumi Ousaka (home video)

A crocodile who serves as, well, the Captain of Prince John's guards.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Wears a cape and a hat and nothing else.
  • An Axe to Grind: Wields a double-headed battleaxe during the escape scene at the end. He uses it to attack the elderly owl couple and cut the rope holding up the portcullis, trapping Robin Hood inside the castle.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: There's a reason why he's Prince John's chief guard. He's the only villain in the movie to put up a decent fight against Robin Hood without being easily defeated.
  • Badass Cape: His red cape denotes his status as Captain of the Guard.
  • The Brute: Acts as backup muscle for the Sheriff. During his Sword Fight with Robin, he actually holds his own, establishing himself as the most physically capable of the villains. It takes getting run over by the rhinos to put him out of action.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Whether he's independently evil or a Punch-Clock Villain is not made clear.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's always just "Captain".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His voice sounds like it's coming from somewhere down in the Marianas Trench.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Downplayed. While no genius, he holds his own against Robin Hood at the archery tournament, and single-handedly prevents his escape in the finale after the Sheriff and the rest of the guard have failed by doing the most practical thing and closing the gate. Easily the most competent villain despite rarely being seen.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Played with. Compared to Prince John, Sir Hiss, the Sheriff and the rest of his guard, he's arguably the most deadly serious of the movie's villains even if he appears in very few scenes. He is inches away from killing Robin in a sword fight, almost kills an old owl couple during the prison escape, and arrives to trap Robin Hood in the castle, albeit briefly. However, during his first fight with Robin, he’s nearly accidentally shot by Trigger and later gets trampled by his own allies, showing that even he’s not completely immune to slapstick.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Carries a shield during his fight with Robin, and parries both sword strokes and arrows with it.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Always appears at the head of the rhino guard, and relays Prince John's orders to them.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: He's a crocodile, he works for Prince John, and as villains in this movie go, he's relatively dangerous.
  • Nice Hat: His little red hat.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Another possible explanation of why he isn't seen with John, Hiss, and the Sheriff when all is said and done. Despite his sinister appearance, he never expresses any personal motivation or takes much initiative. All he does is help Prince John in his gambit to capture Robin, an outlaw, and later tries to stop a jail break, including trying to strike the elderly owls with his axe in an act of excessive cruelty.
  • Reused Character Design: Of Ben Ali Gator from the "Dance of the Hours" segment of Fantasia.
  • Shield Bash: Knocks down Robin during their Sword Fight with his shield and then almost stabs him with his sword.
  • Token Competent Minion: Compared to Sir Hiss, the Sheriff, Trigger and Nutsy or the Rhino Guards, Crocodile comes across as the most competent of Prince John's henchmen, to the point he's able to give the titular hero a decent fight and even comes close to killing him.
  • Would Harm a Senior: He tries to strike the elderly owl couple during the prisoners' escape scene.

Alternative Title(s): Disney Robin Hood