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  • Governor Ratcliffe
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  • Governor Ratcliffe is the main antagonist of Disney's 1995 animated feature film, Pocahontas and its 1998 sequel.
  • Governor John Ratcliffe is one of the main antagonist in Pocahontas. He bears an imposing and towering frame, topped by a rather pointed head. His face is prim and foppish, complete with a moustache and imperial beard. He's quite the snappy dresser for a man infiltrating the wilds of the New World. Like so many desperate men throughout history, Governor Ratcliffe has been completely consumed by the dream of gold. His obsession with riches and the power they bring has made him utterly selfish, vulgar, and violent. His monomania fits well with his xenophobia (go find a dictionary).
  • Like all Disney villains, Ratcliffe is incredibly power hungry. He is unbelievably greedy, as evidenced by his insatiable craving for gold, which would make him a very wealthy man. He is also highly xenophobic (even for the period in which he lives), ruthless and incredibly manipulative. While he exudes great confidence and gives the impression of being rather vain, Ratcliffe in fact seems to take a rather dim view of himself, admitting in a rather sad tone of voice that he has never been a popular man. This, in addition to the fact that his fellow members of the court consider him a "pathetic social climber" make him quite a sympathetic character in spite of his villainy. His mission to colonise the Native-Americans is his last chance to make a name for himself. Ratcliffe's lack of self-e
Alliance
  • Bad
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Alignment
  • Bad
Goal
  • To gain a respected position within Britain and to be renowned and famous
  • kill all savages, Dig up Virginia for gold, kill Pocahantas
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Dislikes
  • Savages, "lies", John Smith's popularity
  • Savages, "lies", predators, people getting in his way, John Smith's popularity, being unpopular, mutinies, being gagged and chained, not getting his way
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Inspiration
  • The real life Governor Ratcliffe
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Likes
  • Gold, power, fame, women
  • Gold, power, acclaim, fame, women, white supremacy, getting his way, chess
Appearance
  • Tall, obese man with corpulent, maroon clothing
  • Obese, long black hair tied up in 2 short pigtails with red ribbons, briefly mustachioed at the bottom of his mouth, thick black eyebrows, lavender eyelids
Name
  • Governor Ratcliffe
Personality
  • Greedy , pompous, cruel, overtly aggresive, power-crazy, dignified, predjudiced, and snobbish.
  • Greedy, pompous, haughty, dignified, obnoxious, snobbish, argumentative, evil, rude, selfish, arrogant, vain, racist, persuasive, calculative, elegant, hateful, cold, smug, lazy, stubborn, quarrelsome, cunning, ruthless, sarcastic, collected, brutal, easily flustered, grouchy, bad-tempered, murderous
Shows
  • House of Mouse
Fate
  • Gets arrested by King James
  • Pocahontas: Tied up by former henchmen, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World: Arrested by the King
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Weapons
  • His rifle
  • His dagger
  • His pistol
  • His sword
  • Sword, Rifle, Dagger, and Pistol
Awards
  • Number 29 Disney Villain
Enemies
Powers
  • Physical strength
  • Intellect, physical strength, the status and authority of the Virginia Company and the Crown.
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Occupation
  • Governor
  • Governor of Virginia
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Quote
  • "This is my land! I make the laws here! And I say that anyone who so much looks at an Indian without killing him on sight will be tried for treason and hanged!"
  • "This is my land!! I make the laws here!" Now I can finally get rid of you savage
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  • Like all Disney villains, Ratcliffe is incredibly power hungry. He is unbelievably greedy, as evidenced by his insatiable craving for gold, which would make him a very wealthy man. He is also highly xenophobic (even for the period in which he lives), ruthless and incredibly manipulative. While he exudes great confidence and gives the impression of being rather vain, Ratcliffe in fact seems to take a rather dim view of himself, admitting in a rather sad tone of voice that he has never been a popular man. This, in addition to the fact that his fellow members of the court consider him a "pathetic social climber" make him quite a sympathetic character in spite of his villainy. His mission to colonise the Native-Americans is his last chance to make a name for himself. Ratcliffe's lack of self-esteem stands in contrast to the egomania of most Disney villains, making him somewhat unique. Despite his self confessed lack of popularity, Ratcliffe seems quite charismatic and commands the respect of his troops until the end of the film.
  • Governor Ratcliffe is the main antagonist of Disney's 1995 animated feature film, Pocahontas and its 1998 sequel.
  • Governor John Ratcliffe is one of the main antagonist in Pocahontas. He bears an imposing and towering frame, topped by a rather pointed head. His face is prim and foppish, complete with a moustache and imperial beard. He's quite the snappy dresser for a man infiltrating the wilds of the New World. Like so many desperate men throughout history, Governor Ratcliffe has been completely consumed by the dream of gold. His obsession with riches and the power they bring has made him utterly selfish, vulgar, and violent. His monomania fits well with his xenophobia (go find a dictionary). He ranked #29 in the top 30 disney villains. (one better than Barbossa but one under Kaa)
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