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The Horned King is the main antagonist of the 1985 animated film The Black Cauldron.


Before the formation of Auradon[]

      Main article: The Black Cauldron

The Horned King in The Black Cauldron

The Horned King as he appears originally in The Black Cauldron.

He longs to find the Black Cauldron to resurrect his army of the dead. To do this he kidnaps Hen Wen, Taran's magical pig, but Taran rescues her, although he ends up imprisoned by the Horned King.

After Taran escapes, he manages to find the Black Cauldron, but is found by the Horned King's soldiers, who, while holding Taran and his friends as prisoners, casts a spell to resurrect his army.

When Taran's friend Gurgi sacrifices himself by throwing himself into the cauldron to stop the spell, the Horned King blames Taran for what happened, and attempts to throw him into the cauldron. However, the cauldron ends up absorbing the Horned King, killing him.

Chibi Tiny Tales[]

He appears in the episode "Date Night at the Museum", where while Carlos and Jane try to play apple fishing in the Black Cauldron, the Horned King emerges from inside the cauldron, scaring them.