|“||It's the Legendary Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh!!!!||„|
|~ Brother Maynard mentioned the monster's name before devoured alive.|
The Black Beast of Argh (also known as Black Beast Of Caerbannog) is a minor antagonist in the 1975 satirical film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
His vocal sound effects were provided by Ian Crafford.
He is a legendary beast (which is ironically green-colored) who awaits and consumes anyone who enters the cave guarded by the Rabbit of Caerbannog, where the last words of Joseph of Arimathea can be found carved inside. He is briefly seen when he is revealing his face on a cave that King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table pass during the journey for an enchanter that will guide them for the cave that guarded by Rabbit of Caerbannog.
After killing the Rabbit of Caerbannog, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have found the engraving of Joseph of Arimathea and had Maynard to dechiper it. There, one of the knights, whom spots the monster as he turns around, screams in horror. Hilariously, the others believe him to incorrectly mentioned the monster's name, and start a brief argument. Eventually, all of them turn around simultaneously and had realized what the screaming knight means. Brother Maynard shouts the monster's name in horror as the black devours him alive, before he chases after King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
As the horrendous black beast lunges forward, escape for Arthur and his gang seems hopeless. when suddenly, the Animator suffers a fatal heart attack. Upon such narration, the scene switches to an animator who keels over and falls to the ground dead, and as Arthur and his gang escape, the beast stops and dissolves, ceasing to exist. The cartoon peril is no more. The quest for the Holy Grail now continues.
Behavior and Traits
The monster obviously behaves much like other terrifying man-eating monsters such as Dinocroc or Supergator, where all of them are relentless in the pursuit for their prey, particulary humans. It is unknown whether he also rivaled the Rabbit of Caerbannog or not considering the fact that they are man-eating beasts.
The beast's appearance is obviously reptillian albeit only having two legs, with numerous eyes and teeth, brown hair on his head, and a pair of horns. Though the depiction supposedly showed him as terrifying beast, he instead is depicted as the hilariously ugly monster that is not so horrifying.