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Barkis Bittern


Lord Barkis Bittern









Hair color

White (throughout all appearances)

Voiced by

Richard E. Grant


Lord Barkis Bittern is a wealthy newcomer of an unnamed European village and the true main antagonist of Corpse Bride. He attends and watches the rehearsal wedding between Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot which fails when the former doesn't perform well. Barkis criticizes him, as if he doesn't want Victor to marry her.

When Victor is abducted by Emily, Barkis utilises the Town Crier's news to make it appear as though he fled with a 'mystery woman'. Victoria's parents Finis and Maudeline later decide to marry off their daughter to Barkis after the assumption of his wealth. After the undead appear for Victor and Emily's wedding, Barkis attempts to flee with Victoria along with the her family's money. However, he discovers the Everglot's bankruptcy and flees.

He shows up in the church attempting to get Victoria back, as she was his wife. Emily recognizes Barkis as the man who left her waiting in a tree so that he can kill her and get her family jewels and a satchel of gold that was her dowry. He attempts to take Victoria hostage and planning to kill her just like what he did to Emily, but Victor stops him, and he attacks him with a sword.

Victor and Lord Barkis do a sword fight but Lord Barkis knock Victor's fork away and kick him to the ground. He was about stab Victor in the heart but Emily intercepts the sword and orders Barkis out of the church, but he realizes that the undead must obey the living. However, he unknowingly drinks the poisoned wine, accidentally killing himself and allowing the vengeful undead to drag him off as he pays the price for what he did to Emily.

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