"Lord" Barkis Bittern, serves as the main antagonist of the film "Corpse Bride".
Barkis Bittern is the main antagonist of the film, his arrogance, greed and manipulative character, contributing to his evil demeanor.
He is initially seen as being classy, confident and professional, a stark contrast to how Victor, the main protagonist, is seen as.
Bittern is seen to have an affection towards Victoria, and makes many allusions to the thought of him marrying her, instead of Victor. His plan, is eventually revealed as marrying Victoria Everglot, in order to obtain wealth and riches from his dowry, which he does not receive. This plan mirrors the one he used years before, as he deceives Emily, the corpse bride, into falling in love with him and giving him the riches he desires.
After attempting to escape with Victoria and a ensuing battle with Victor, Bittern mistakenly drinks from a chalice filled with poison. This leads to his death, allowing the onlooking dead to have their way with him.
He is last seen in fear, being taken away by the dead, the interpretation of his fate, up to the audience.