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      • General Woundwort is the main antagonist of the book Watership Down, and all film and television series adaptations of the same name. He is the Chief Rabbit of Efrafa. Woundwort is the main antagonist of the,name. He is the Chief Rabbit of Efrafa.
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  2. General Woundwort | Watership Down Wiki | Fandom
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    He is described as a savage-looking rabbit almost as large as a hare, with razor sharp claws and cold eyes. Woundwort was orphaned at a young age when his father was shot by a human and his mother was slaughtered by a weasel. Afterwards, he was rescued and taken in by an elderly professor, who lived in a cottage and owned a cat, which occasionally tormented Woundwort when the professor wasn't looking. Once Woundwort was fully grown, he attempted to kill his first of "the thousand", which apparently began with the cat he lived with. After severely maiming the cat, Woundwort escaped and found his way to a warren. He quickly usurped leadership, killing the chief rabbit and a rival named Fiorin. He then began his authoritarian rule and conquered several other warrens, fighting and killing their leaders personally. He formed a new, larger warren called Efrafa to house the inhabitants of all the conquered warrens, including Nutley Copse, one of the warrens he invaded. Soon General Woundwo...

    In the film, Woundwort is depicted as a large, brown rabbit with a dark green right eye, while his left eye is blind. He is the only rabbit who is shown with extra sharp teeth. He shares other characteristics of the other Efrafans, including a darker colour, a more ragged appearance, prominent claws, and dark circles under his eyes.

    General Woundwort appears as the main antagonist in the 2018 miniseries voiced by Ben Kingsley. He is depicted as an exceptionally large rabbit with ragged, dark grey fur, torn ears and numerous scars, most notably one over his blind left eye, while his good eye is amber. His size is the largest among rabbits, and he is lean and more muscular than any other rabbit. His resilience is higher than Bigwig's as he was able to handle the wounds from his fight Bigwig and had enough stamina to leap against the farmer’s dog. He is more secluded in this adaptation, and most likely leaves the running of Efrafa to the Council or Vervain. In this adaptation it is revealed that as a younger rabbit, Woundwort's family and fellow warren members were killed by a fox which scratched Woundwort, scarring him and blinding his left eye, though he survived this an awful experience. In the present day, he meets Clover and tells her that he likes her, and that he once lived in a hutch. He then tries to sedu...

    General Woundwort is an arrogant, cruel, bloodthirsty and viciously ruthless Chief Rabbit who will slaughter anyone who gets in his way. He refuses to bargain with anyone, offering them the choice of unconditional surrender or all-out war, showing that his viciousness surpasses that of most predators, who mainly kill for food. He nevertheless believes that all his decisions are for the good of the warren. He is utterly fearless, perfectly willing to fight even when the odds are obviously against him. In the television series, Woundwort is portrayed as a more tragic character and does occasionally show a softer side. Fiver's visions tell him that Woundwort has not always been evil, but is full of hate, fear and loss after his parents were killed and after spending time in a man's cage with a cat constantly tormenting him. Unfortunately, Woundwort's way of handling his own pain is to make everyone else's lives as miserable as his own. Despite his fearless front, Pipkinsees through it...

    Woundwort is a name of a herb.
    In the TV series, Woundwort was born in Darkhaven and is also known as 'the Dark One'.
    Woundwort is voiced by Harry Andrewsin the 1978 film.
    In the television series, General Woundwort was voiced by the late John Hurt. This was Hurt's second time working on an adaption of Watership Down as he had previously voiced Hazel in the movie, wh...
  3. General Woundwort | Villains Wiki | Fandom
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    In the 1978 film, he was voiced by the late Harry Andrews.
    In the 1999 TV series, he was voiced by the late John Hurt, who also portrayed The Horned King in The Black Cauldron, Caligula in I Claudius, Claudandus in Felidae, Adam Sutler in V For Vendetta, S...
    In the 2018 Netflix miniseries, he is voiced by Ben Kingsley, who also played Nizam in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Archibald Snatcher in The Boxtrolls, Don Logan in Sexy Beast, Trevor Slat...

    Childhood, and Early Years

    As a young kit, Woundwort was orphaned when his father was shot by human and his mother killed soon after by a weasel. He was rescued by an elderly school master, who took him home and raised him. However, the old man also had a cat, which occasionally tormented Woundwort whenever the man wasn't looking. Woundwort grew into an exceptionally large and aggressive rabbit. He eventually escaped the old man's house, in the process, nearly killing the old man's cat, severely maiming it. After a few...

    Watership Down backstory up to Efrafa

    In the Sandleford warren, Fiver, a young runt rabbit who is a seer, receives a frightening vision of his warren's imminent eradication. When he and his brother Hazel fail to convince their chief rabbit of the need to evacuate, they set out on their own with a diminutive band of rabbits to probe for a new home, scarcely eluding the Owsla, the warren's military caste. The traveling group of rabbits find themselves following the leadership of Hazel, previously a nugatory member of the warren. Th...

    Bigwig's Plan

    Bigwig and Hazel, along with help from Kehaar and a genius rabbit named Blackberry, devise a plan to liberate some does from the police state warren of Efrafa. Bigwig is sent to Efrafa, and Woundwort immediately promotes him to the Owsla's (military caste) ranks for his strength and rugged fighter's appearance. He then manages to contact several does and a maimed rabbit named Blackavar and tells him his plan to escape Efrafa. On the day they are supposed to escape, one of the does is captured...

    TV Series

    Woundwort serves as the primary antagonist of the television series, although it is somewhat different from its original counterpart. A brutal and tyrannical leader who sees himself as the one doing everything for the best of his warren, Woundwort strives to destroy Hazel and his 'outsiders' because of the hope for free life they represent for his own subjects. He is the biggest rabbit in the series and has black, ragged fur, notched ears, a red right eye and his left eye is blind. He deeply...


    Woundwort appears in the miniseries that's similar to the book and the original film. He is first seen at the end of The Journey, when Sergeant Sainfoin arrives and informs him about the presence of foreign rabbits near the hill. Woundwort orders him to send a patrol to hunt down the newcomers and leave one alive to interrogate. In The Raid, Woundwort is in his burrow when the three Watership Down rabbits: Holly, Blackberry and Bluebell were captured the previous night and taken to Efrafa in...

    General Woundwort is the cruel, brutal, arrogant, domineering and tyrannical overlord of Efrafa, ruling with an iron claw, and is very cunning, but also extremely powerful and truly menacing. He is willing to face many dangers himself, fighting predators such as weasels, stoats, and once a cat. He inspires his fellow rabbits to do the same; the General's refrain is that such animals "aren't dangerous". He seems to feel more comfortable fighting threats than running from them. He is capable of keeping his courage and wits about him when danger and the unexpected occur. However, his rage clouds his judgement, and he occasionally lacks common sense, such as when he launched himself at the Nuthanger Farm guard dog (although we never saw the outcome, it is assumed the dog killed him). However, he does have his limits; he wouldn't take on a fox and Kehaar the seagull was a bit more than he could handle. However, he is extremely suspicious to the point of paranoia and inflexibility; even w...

    Woundwort's physical description varies in the different adaptions of Watership Down. However, in all versions, he is depicted as an exceptionally large rabbit, bigger than any other rabbit in the storyline (in the book he is described as being "almost as big as a hare"). In the original novel, Woundwort is described as a savage-looking rabbit with long claws and pale eyes. However, no description is given on his fur colour. In the film, Woundwort is depicted as a brown rabbit with a dark green right eye, while his left is blind. He is the only rabbit who is shown with extra teeth. He shares the other characteristics of the other movie Efrafans, including a darker colour, a more ragged appearance, prominent claws, and dark circles under his eyes. In the TV series, Woundwort is shown as a jet black rabbit (though for some reason he is changed to grey in the third season), with ragged fur, notched ears, a blood red right eye and a blind left eye. In the Netflix miniseries, Woundwort i...

    In the TV series, it was John Hurt's second time working on an adaptation of Watership Down, as he had previously voiced Hazel in the film, along with the irony in that since Woundwort is Hazel's e...
    Woundwort is a name of an herb.
    In the TV series, Woundwort was born in Darkhaven and is also known as "the Dark One". He shares that moniker with Rumplestiltskin from Once Upon a Time.
    Woundwort's design in the TV series is a bit similar to Dr. Calico from Bolt. This is mainly thanks to how his right eye is an abnormal color, but instead of green, it's red.
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    • Watership Down Series Ep6 - The Raid
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    • Watership Down Series Ep28 - A New World
  4. General Woundwort Character Analysis in Watership Down ...

    Though General Woundwort is the antagonist in Watership Down, he nonetheless has some likable qualities. Like Bigwig, he is strong and fearless, and he takes greater risks than any of the rabbits who fight with him. Yet Woundwort has no pity, and he never thinks of nonviolent solutions to problems.

  5. General Woundwort/Gallery | Villains Wiki | Fandom

    Woundwort and Sainfoin realize that Bigwig isn't really the Chief Rabbit of Watership Down. Woundwort looking at a frightened Sainfoin, who is about to flee with his troops. Woundwort ordering his minions to finish off Bigwig. Woundwort sees that the rest of his troops are fleeing when the dog arrives.

  6. General Woundwort Voices (Watership Down) - Behind The Voice ...

    Images of the General Woundwort voice actors from the Watership Down franchise. ... TV Shows Movies Video Games Shorts ... Watership Down (1999 TV Show) General ...

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  8. Watership Down - Wikipedia

    Through Bigwig's bravery and loyalty, and Hazel's ingenuity, the Watership Down rabbits seal the fate of the Efrafan general by unleashing the Nuthanger Farm watchdog. As the Efrafans flee in terror, Woundwort, despite being greatly wounded in his battle with Bigwig, refuses to back down and leaps at the dog.

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  9. Watership Down (TV series) - Wikipedia

    December 4, 2001. ( 2001-12-04) Watership Down is a British-Canadian animated fantasy children's television series, adapted from the 1972 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. It was a co-production of Alltime Entertainment of the United Kingdom and Decode Entertainment of Canada, and produced by Martin Rosen, the director of the 1978 feature film adaptation.

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    • September 28, 1999 –, December 4, 2001
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    • YTV (Canada), CITV (United Kingdom)
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