The ruler of England, he was the main villain of the 1973 animated Disney film, Robin Hood.
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During the war, Prince John gets involved when the goblin, Prince Froglip, targets his castle for the start of his seige on the surface dwellers. Learning this, John sends many of his men to guard his grounds, not knowing that the goblins have dug tunnels underneath the castle. Despite the fact many of John's forces are overpowered, the lion still manages to win due to the goblins digging too far and hitting a dam, causing them to all drown. When Froglip tries to escape, John strikes him down with a sword and sends him falling to his death.
Later, despite his forces being back at full strength, Prince John keeps on getting outsmarted by his nemesis, the heroic outlaw, Robin Hood. Deciding to finally get rid of him, he hires the criminal, Warren T. Rat, to capture him. Because of a promise of a payment, Warren borrows some of John's men and succesfully captures Robin and puts him on trial for soon execution. Though John is happy to finally win, he refuses to pay the rat the money; enraged, Ratigan brings his forces to destroy John's castle. During this time, Warren is revealed to be a cat in disguise. He burns John's castle to the ground, Robin escapes, and John runs away screaming in fear.
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One Failed Captain
With Robin Hood still on the loose, Prince John takes a great displeasure to his new captain of the guard, Pete. John eventually fires Pete, who quickly turns his men onto the king. John hides behind a barrel of ale, ordering his men to take out Pete's goons. The battle rages for some time, but John's forces get the upper hand. The king himself takes up a sword and slashes off Pete's pants. A ceiling wheel, cut off earlier in the fight, then tramples Pete as he tries to run away.
After the capture of Captain Hook by Ursula, the sea has become a perilous territory. Wanting to protect his navy, Prince John has his second-in-command, Ratcliffe, kill the sea witch. The governor is successful, though Captain Hook ends up escaping. John hires the Sheriff of Nottingham to replace Pete.
War with France
But John's reign is doomed. France, led by Frollo, launches an all-out assault upon England. The newly freed Captain Hook defeats Ratcliffe, leaving England defenseless against the French army. Pete, now hired by Frollo, infiltrates John's castle; using a complex system of pulleys, the cat pulls John out of the window. John tries to muster a defense, but Frollo burns down his castle and arrests him.
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First Courses of Action
With Ursula roaming the seas of England, Prince John decides to take some course of action against the sea-witch. To that end, he summons his newest admirals, Governor Ratcliffe and Captain Hook, to his throne room. Wanting to test the strenght of his new admiral, John dispatches Hook on to stop Ursula. However, the sea-witch proved to be a great challenge for the pirate to deal with, destroying his vessel in the process.
Matters get worse, however, when his new captain of the guard, Pete, sneaks up on the king's throne room, having been false alarmed by Hook's sudden "death" by the sea-witch, threatening to seize the throne of England for himself or take his life if necessary. In retaliation, John calls forward the castle garrison to apprehend the traitorous captain, with Pete summoning his loyal guardsmen to deal with John's army. In the confusion, John gets the upper hand, sneaking up on Pete and cutting off his pants. A ceiling wheel, cut down from earlier in the fight, tramples Pete and sends him flying out the window.