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Black Prince
Also known as
Biographical information
Status

Alive

Occupation

Leader of the Motley Folk

Physical description
Gender

Male

Hair colour

Black

Affiliations
Loyalties

Motley Folk
Dustfinger

Behind the scenes
Appearances

Inkheart (film) (mentioned)
Inkspell
Inkdeath

Some of the most wonderful books ever printed were lost because some fool of a fishmonger tore out their pages to wrap his stinking fish in.
 
Elinor Loredan,
Inkheart, Ch. 4 - A House Full of Books

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The Black Prince is the leader of the Motley Folk and the robbers who is extremely good at throwing daggers.

BiographyModify the text

He has a tame bear as a companion they can mostly be seen together everywhere, and was revealed to be the best friend of Dustfinger, having grown up with him.[1]

He carried daggers even though strolling players were not really allowed to have weapons. People thought his bear was a Night-Mare or a man under a spell set by the fairies, but the bear was simply grateful to the Black Prince because he'd saved him from his previous owner, who forced him to do tricks for money. After Mortimer Folchart was shot, the Black Prince met Resa in the Secret Camp during Mo's recovery. The Black Prince and his bear were captured, but later freed by Dustfinger, with Farid as a distraction. The Black Prince then helped Dustfinger, Farid, and Meggie Folchart to free the other prisoners. He was once captured by the Adderhead as a prisoner, but Dustfinger set him and others free.[1] The Black Prince was poisoned by Mortola and almost died.[2]

CharacteristicsModify the text

PersonalityModify the text

The Black Prince is both loyal and faithful, traits his bear shares.

Physical attributesModify the text

The Black Prince has skin that is said to be as dark as his bear's fur. Black hair, and kind features.

TriviaModify the text

  • Fenoglio named the character after a famous medieval prince.[citation needed]
  • Fenoglio thought perhaps the character himself mistook the reason behind his name, thinking that it was based on his complexion; it was in fact because of his companion, the bear.

ReferencesModify the text

  1. 1.0 1.1 Inkspell
  2. Inkdeath

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