Taran is a Welsh farm boy who came into possession of a magic sword, using it to face the terrible necromancer known as the Horned King. He faces even vaster challenges against the villain forces in Disney Heroes vs. Villains.
Disney Heroes Vs Villains War
Vs Bill Sykes
The Welsh heroes Taran, Eilonwy, and Fflewddur Fflam were alerted by a prophetic vision from Taran's pig Hen Wen that the Black Cauldron, an item of immense dark power, had been found in New York by Bill Sykes. Eager to prevent the Cauldron from falling into the wrong hands, the trio set out for America, but Sykes spotted them trying to sneak into his safehouse. He called Roscoe and Desoto to deal with them. While the dogs chased after Fflam, Taran and Eilonwy managed to find the room where Sykes was hiding, demanding the gangster surrender the Black Cauldron. However, Sykes called in his mysterious client, the cauldron's owner and an old enemy of Taran and his friends, the Horned King. Taran tried to defend himself with his magic sword, but the King simply made the weapon vanish, leaving him defenseless. The King's barbarian warriors surrounded the three heroes, taking them captive. The Horned King departed for his citadel with his men, the Cauldron, and his prisoners in tow, paying Sykes handsomely for his service.
As the prisoners of the Horned King awaited the torture and execution that surely awaited them, they were found by the strange creature Gurgi, a friend of Taran, who freed them from their bonds.Meanwhile, free from their cells but not wanting to alert the Horned King to their escape, Taran, Robin Hood, and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemice decided to split up and search for a way out without catching the attention of the guards.
As they explored the Horned King's citadel, Taran found his mystic sword (though he had yet to unlock its true potential). However, as Taran took the sword, he and Robin Hood were surrounded by Sa'Luk's bandit gang, the Forty Thieves. Robin drew his own sword and tried to hold the thieves off, but Sa'Luk entered the fray and easily beat down the heroes with his great strength. Sa'Luk moved in for the kill, but as he brought his weapon down, Taran raised his sword to block it, and the magic within the blade was finally unleashed, allowing him to overcome Sa'Luk. Taran and Robin fled with Sa'Luk and his bandits in pursuit.
Meeting up with the League in the Horned King's innermost sanctum, Taran and Robin Hood were disturbed to learn that they still had not found an exit that was not being guarded. However, they did find a large steel cage holding a female figure. Before they could investigate, the Horned King's minions and allies stormed in, having been alerted to the escape attempt by Sa'Luk. The group tried to flee but found the King's minions cutting off all routes of escape. Things looked hopeless as the King's generals and soldiers closed in, aiming to kill the prisoners rather than risk another escape. With no other options, Taran cut the chain holding up the cage, thinking it could knock out some of the King's minions. However, as the cage broke open, the prisoner within was revealed to be none other than the Atlantean Princess Kida.As Kida's powers threatened to bring the building down, both heroes and villains fled for their lives. Just as the heroes escaped to the wasteland outside, they turned to see the citadel collapse into rubble. At last, Kida managed to get control of her powers, landing next to the heroes and explaining her situation to them. Though initially frightened by Kida's power, the heroes agreed to help her return to Milo.
Joining Aladdin and Hercules
Returning to their friends in the resistance, Robin Hood, Taran, and the other prisoners of the Horned King met up with Aladdin and Hercules, who were also welcoming Mickey into their alliance. In recognition of Phoebus' leadership while he was indisposed, Robin promised to work together with him to lead the resistance against Frollo and Prince John.
Vs Grimhilde and Horned King Forces
As the heroes came up the road, the Cauldron Born ambushed them, leaping out of a river and immediately butchering Ichabod Crane as the others watched in shock and horror. They didn't have long to mourn, as the King and Grimhilde's other soldiers emerged from the castle to reinforce the Cauldron Born. The heroes were left with no choice but to fight back, as Phoebus battled the King's barbarians and Taran engaged Shan Yu.As the army of Cauldron Born bore down on the heroes, things were looking more and more bleak. Taran continued to battle Shan Yu, but was overpowered by the Hun general. As Shan Yu prepared the killing blow, Taran fired a magic blast from his sword, knocking Shan Yu back and letting Taran escape.
Battle of Grimhilde's Castle
Back in Castle Grimhilde, the villains prepared themselves for their final stand as the heroes and Frollo breached the keep. As the Horned King sent his Cauldron Born into the fray, Suddenly, Taran was surprised by Bill Sykes, driving his limousine through the hallways, knocking him onto the hood and taking him for a ride. Sykes knocked Taran off his car, but Gurgi and Thomas O'Malley distracted him.Sykes saw too late that Shan Yu was in his path, running him down and crashing through the castle walls off the cliff, killing both villains.Heroes made to escape, but the Horned King would not be beaten so easily.