The Great Animal

Hedge von Rothbart is a powerful sorcerer and the main villain in the 1994 animated film The Swan Princess. An early player in the Disney vs. Non-Disney Villains War, he was one of Ruber's most trusted generals, often teamed with fellow sorcerer Rasputin.


Disney Vs Non-Disney Villains War

Beginnings

The man who would one day become the legendary sorcerer began his life as a servant to a wealthy land baron. During this time, the young Rothbart learned the great secrets of the Forbidden Arts. As the baron rewarded Rothbart's service with knowledge of the magics, Rothbart's powers grew amazingly quick. Eventually, Rothbart slew his former teacher, and set off on his own. He eventually ran into his future ally, Clavious. Together, the two dominated the land with their magics. Clavios and Rothbart quickly disposed of King William, who sought to end the two sorcerer's reign of terror. After this, Rothbart set his sights on William's daughter, and attempted to make her his queen. She refused, and an enraged Rothbart slew both her and her lover, Prince Derek.

As Rothbart and Clavious continued to create chaos, they were approached by a sorceress known as Zelda. Rothbart, impressed by her powers, invited Zelda to join their alliance, and the three created a powerful triad. Zelda and Rothbart quickly became lovers, much to Clavious' jealousy. However, the three continued to have their way with the land, until amazingly, it seemed that all that was considered good in the world quickly vanished, leaving only those of evil heart walking the planet.

Rothbart quickly decided to have his group set off to deal with Judge Claude Frollo, who had sworn a bloody vendetta against all with knowledge of the black arts....

Vs Frollo

Practicing sorcery in northern Europe, Rothbart was targeted quickly by Judge Claude Frollo of France, as was Rothbart's plan. Rothbart and his minion Bridget were captured by Frollo's soldiers and taken back to Paris for execution, but the cunning sorcerer used his magic to escape. Transforming himself into a beast form called "the Great Animal", Rothbart attacked Frollo and threw him from the top of Notre Dame Cathedral, although the Judge somehow survived, unknown to Rothbart.

Death of an Old Friend

Although successful in his fight with Frollo, Rothbart was concerned that a more powerful enemy might try to kill him. Contacting his former ally Clavious, Rothbart ordered him to seek out the Forbidden Arts, an orb of incredible magic power. Clavious planned to betray his estranged partner, but was ultimately killed when Jafar also tried to claim the Forbidden Arts, which was destroyed in the battle.

Joining Forces With Rasputin

Distressed after this, and fearing the power of Chernabog as he laid waste to much of Europe, Rothbart contacted his fellow sorcerer Rasputin, proposing an alliance. Both men set out to battle Chernabog, and their combined talents destroyed much of Chernabog's demon army. However, the Black God himself proved too powerful, and the sorcerers were forced to retreat back to Rasputin's base. Here, the Magic Mirror once belonging to Queen Grimhilde revealed the existence of another demon, the Emperor of the Night, who might be able to stand a chance against Chernabog. Summoning the Emperor, Rothbart and Rasputin watched as the demon banished Chernabog from the mortal plane.

 Loss and Success

Not long after this victory, Rasputin, impressed with his new ally, introduced Rothbart into Ruber's alliance. Here, Rothbart volunteered the services of his lover Zelda to acquire a mysterious potion crucial to Ruber's plans, only to lose Zelda when she fell in battle with the potion's current owner, Yzma. Later participating in Ruber's campaign against the Horned King, Rothbart teamed with another sorcerer, Zigzag, to defeat the King's barbarians. After the Horned King fell, Zigzag defeated Yzma and claimed the potion for Ruber,

Rothbart transformated into his powerfull form, The Great Animal

avenging Zelda's death.

The Battle of Egypt

Although eager to finish what he started upon learning Frollo was still alive, Rothbart was sent to Egypt instead while Ruber's alliance launched an assault on Paris. Here, he provided important magical backup for Pharaoh Rameses and the free Egyptian army, countering the spells of Maleficent and Lady Tremaine. During the siege of Thebes, Rothbart used his powers to transform the weapons of Maleficent's goons into harmless bubbles, and turned Maleficent's raven Diablo to stone. Maleficent fled as her forces crumbled before the Egyptians, and Rothbart decided to pursue her.

Death

Tracking the "Mistress of All Evil" back to Forbidden Mountain, Rothbart fearlessly strode into the castle. Maleficent sent her goons against him but, Rothbart easily defeated them with ease, only for Maleficent to take on her dragon form. To counter this, Rothbart once more turned himself into the Great Animal, but this time, he was severely outmatched. Avoiding the dragon's flames, he took to the skies in an attempt to attack the dragon's long neck, but Maleficent mauled her attacker, who plunged from the sky and exploded as his magic backfired.

Disney Vs Non-Disney Villains War - Part Two

However, Rothbart is not assumed dead. Even though, his fight with the Mistress of All Evil, costs his dear life, his last remnants manage to escape from her wrath, eventually being locked in a treasure box. During the events of the second war, the box is retrieved by the warlock, Hordak. Since Hordak doesn't have a concern about the box's usefulness, he sends his ally, Lady Tremaine, to the CGI Universe, to deliver the box to Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, as a token of his good appreciation. The box is kept, under the eye of the Seeker of Darkness, for the rest of the war.

Disney Vs Non-Disney Villains War - Part Three

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Ghost of Rothbat

Rothbart makes his enact full appearance in the third war, by being released in the CGI Universe, though only in his ghost form. After the box switches hands to Kadaj and his teams of Remants, after Demyx, the disciple of Ansem, falls to the team, it is eventualy brough before Kadaj's master, Malthazar. Curious of the box's precious value, Malthazar opens the box, releasing the Ghost of Rothbart, from it's eternity prison. Rothbart is back again in the game.

Disney Villains War 3

Rothbart is one of the fewer Non-Disney Villains, who break the barrage of the tournament rules, as he enters the conflict of the Disney Villains War. After he learns of the Horned King's dominance on Europe, Rothbart travels to the King's domain and declare his loyalties to the lich king. He also attents the execution of Princess Azula, also a Non-Disney Villain, the only left royal member of the East's tribe. He does not make another appearance in the tournament, afterwards.

Non-Disney Villains Tournament

Patience is a Virtue

Rothbart forms an alliance with Saruman and Lord Maliss at the beginning of the tournament. When Maliss demands justice for the deaths of Clavious and Zelda, killed earlier in the war, Rothbart suggests that the alliance wait it out and investigate rather than act hastily. As Rothbart 

in the universe CGI

investigates, he finds that Nightmare Moon is a promising suspect. He sends Maliss after her; negotiations break down and Maliss kills the pony.

New Suspicions

When Saruman stops coming to meetings, both Rothbart and Maliss grow suspicous of him. To avoid the problems and get his allies back, Maliss decides to gather the secrets of time travel from a being called Nox. But Maliss dies in the attempt. In order to replenish the ranks, Rothbart adds the Wicked Witch of the West to his group. The two new allies prove to be the only ones left, as Saruman turns traitor.

The Sorcerer's Society

Rothbart adds Hex, Charmcaster, and Zigzag to his number, so to create a wizard faction anew. Hearing of an attempt to free the Four Eastern Demons, Rothbart heads out to destroy their most prominent apprentices, the Foot Mystics. During the battle, Rothbart knocks the Fire Mystic into a pool of water, extinguishing him so that Zigzag can kill him.

New Dimension, New Enemies

Rothbart transformated into his powerfull form, The Great Animal in the universe CGI

Suspicious that a great evil is rising, Rothbart travels to the CGI dimension in order to combat the threat. He realizes that much of the chaos in this realm is the result of Pitch Black's scheming. Wandering around so to find Pitch, Rothbart soon comes across Mandrágora, one of Pitch Black's acolytes. Knowing he must destroy her, Rothbart transforms into the Great Animal and kicks the insectoid fairy to the ground. Mandrágora recovers, binding the Great Animal down to the earth. Rothbart transforms back into his regular body, casting many curses at Mandrágora. These have little effect. Realizing what he must do, Rothbart overloads Mandrágora, blowing the fairy up.

Knowing he'll need help to win the war, Rothbart joins forces with Prince Charming, a CGI player already devoted to stopping Pitch Black. He breaks into Pitch Black's prison and frees Charming's mother, the Fairy Godmother, to help him win the war. The two grow fearful, as they sense an evil far more powerful than Pitch.

Non-Disney Villains Tournament Reboot

Vs Ruber

At his home the sorcerer Hedge von Rothbart is preparing for his uprising however he is invaded by the corrupt Knight Ruber who decides to stop him after using his magic to knock him out Ruber's Griffin arrive but gets annihilated by him however the Knight sends out his Iron Men but beats them easier after knocking him out again he turns into The Great Animal however Ruber manage to wound it's arm however he pins him down but managing to punch him down but the animal tosses him down before returning to its sorcerer form but the knight survives but Rothbart using his magic allowing him to disintegrate Ruber to dust.

Meet with Sorcerers

At a Castle Rothbart was met by fellow sorcerers Lord Maliss, Zeref Dragneel and Saruman to plan their uprising in the war.Rothbart sends Zeref to El Dorado to deal with the Mayan priest Tzekel Kan.

Calming Mallis

Lord Maliss wished to crush the one responsible for the murder of Zeref, but Rothbart decided it was best to take it easy and investigate to who was behind one of the killings of the sorcerer community.

Non-Disney Vs Marvel Villains War

Vs Enchantress

Loki sends the Enchantress and Executioner to deal with two potential threats. The threats are Rothbart and Ruber. Ruber’s Griffin and two members of his Metal Army are slain by The Enchantress, but Rothbart blasts her and her ally. Ruber trues to attack The Executioner, but he is killed. Rothbart turns into The Great Animal, but he is killed.

Meeting Eris

After their deaths, Nekron, Rothbart and Ruber end up in Tartarus, where they meet Eris.

Non-Disney vs. DC Villains War

From Fantasy to Modern Era

Rothbart first appears in the first episode of the war, teaming up with the evil knight Ruber to conquer Camelot by deposing fellow magic-user Morgaine Le Fay. However, though Rothbart seems to slay Morgaine by disintegrating her, she soon reveals herself to still be alive and transports the pair through time to the modern era. Though their designs for Camelot are thwarted, they set out to see what they can achieve in this strange new world.

In the Epilogue of the second round, Ruber and Rothbart are joined by Circe, who takes an interest on their team.

At some point in time, Rothbart is also joined by his associates, Clavious and Zelda, gaining much strenght and power.

Releasing Demons

Hearing of another demon's presence, that would benefit his plans, Rothbart, along with his associates, sets on a forest to summon the Fire Demon, so that it could serve as fueling power to another demon, Hexxus. The three associates manage to succeed, in freeing the Fire Demon, and by extension freeing Hexxus, who in return absorbs the Demon's lifeforce, fueling his power.

Heroes Vs Villains War

Non-Disney Heroes Vs Villains War

Pokemon Heroes vs Disney and Non Disney Villains

Teaming with Tzekel Khan

Tzekel-Kan, having survived his fight, against Brock, is approached by Rothbart, as they decide to team up.

All Out Heroes vs Villains War

Teaming with Rasputin

The sorcerer Rothbart recruits Rasputin in his cause and sends him out to make Odette suffer so that she can marry him.

After a hero

Son Goku and his friends sense someone coming their way. Who is it? Rothbart.

Villains War (Saverio Gamba)

Suspicious

Meanwhile, a faction led by the banished knight Ruber plans on taking over the world, with three members being suspicious and planning on what to do.

Manuel's Villains War

Hand Drawn Animated Heroes vs Villains War

Animated Heroes vs Villains War

Vs Kiara and Kovu

Kiara was gonna play with Kovu but runs into Rothbarth an evil wizard that knocks her into Kovu so they have to fight and RUN!

Attacking the castle

A few years ago in a castle everyone was having a party to enjoy the arrival of a baby everyone was happy except for 2 people they decided to invade the castle and madness cams loose and it doesn't look like the hero of the castle is gonna win.

Intruders

After Being in Rothbart's castle for days, The two lion cubs decide that it is time to finally escape that dreaded place so they make a plan for the night. But they don't realize that some wizards don't sleep as the evil wizards assistant tells him about their plan to escape he turns her into a wolf to defeat and bring the lion cubs back. As the chase prosecutes Dodger and his friends (alongside Balto, Tod, Francis, Bluebeard and Chirin) who witness this and decide to help out but even when they outsmart the witch, More trouble comes along the way, Oso the black bear (who survived his fight with Skippy) and the evil Wizard himself Rothbart but its not to long till the heroes get help in a unexpected way but someone else was watching them as the chase happens.

Villains War (Disney Knights)

Vs Bowser

King Koopa's children have managed to create the magical tool that allows you to have all the super powers of the Mario Brothers. But just then, Rothbart enters the castle to eliminate King Koopa (Bowser). Who will get it?

Reborn

After chasing Rasputin away, Vetrix reaches the castle of Queen Grimhilde with whom he wants to create an alliance to counter the forces of Maleficent. Furthermore, the masked duelist asked the wicked queen to resurrect her old ally: Rothbart.

Welcoming Quattro

After helping Yzma and Tzekel Kan to humiliate Mim, Quattro returns to Grimhilde's castle, who along with Rothbart welcome the young duelist very well. But Tron, still shaken by the loss of Quinton and Frollo's rejection, feels that his powers are waning painfully as Naga predicted. Then the crazed masked duelist takes off his mask and orders his entire alliance to launch the decisive attack on the Forbidden Mountains. Although Quattro and Rothbart say it's madness, Vetrix threatens that anyone in his alliance unwilling to attack Maleficent's alliance will be destroyed immediately. Then seeing that Vetrix has now gone mad Four, Grimhilde and Rothbart plan that if the battle goes badly they will abandon Tron to his fate.

Vs Maleficent Forces

Vetrix is determined to eliminate Maleficent and her alliance once and for all to prevent the loss of all her powers and rule the world of evil together with her allies Grimhilde, Rothbart and Quattro (who meanwhile plan the betrayal). Maleficent, Rasputin and King Koopa (Bowser) will be able to resist the attack of the invaders and dominate the whole world of evil.

Villains War 2 (Disney Knights)

Back

After gaining the throne of Olympus, Vector decides to use his new powers to form his new alliance. First he resurrects an evil sorcerer who fell in the previous war: Rothbart. The latter to thank becomes a follower of the Barian emperor and summons a new and even more terrible ally: Radamanthys. Satisfied Vector can't wait to unleash the new alliance on Hades and Him.

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