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|image = Fantasia-disneyscreencaps com-7490.jpg
 
|image = Fantasia-disneyscreencaps com-7490.jpg
 
|size = 200
 
|size = 200
|fullname = Firebird
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|alias = None
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|alias = The Firebird
 
|origin = ''Fantasia 2000''
 
|origin = ''Fantasia 2000''
 
|occupation = Spirit of destruction<br>
 
|occupation = Spirit of destruction<br>
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|skills = Pyrokinesis<br>
 
|skills = Pyrokinesis<br>
 
Ability to create and spread fire and lava
 
Ability to create and spread fire and lava
|hobby = Causing mass destruction upon the world<br>
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|hobby = Causing mass destruction upon the world.<br>
 
Being left alone.
 
Being left alone.
|goals = To cause mass destruction upon the world<br>
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|goals = Cause mass destruction upon the world.<br>
To be left alone.
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Be left alone.<br>
|crimes = Mass destruction.
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Kill the Spring Sprite <small>(failed)</small>.
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Attempted murder
 
|type of villain = Symbolic Demon}}
 
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The '''Firebird''' is the main antagonist from Disney's 38th full-length animated feature film ''Fantasia 2000''. He serves as the titular main antagonist in the film's final segment, ''The Firebird Suite'', and is therefore the final antagonist in the film itself. His scene obviously represents death and destruction.
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The '''Firebird''' is the main antagonist of the final segment "[[w:c:villainsong:The Firebird Suite|The Firebird Suite]]" of Disney's 38th full-length animated feature film ''Fantasia 2000'', and the overall main antagonist of the film. He is a massive bird-like deity of fire and destruction.
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While the segments all have no dialogue in the entire film, the segment's music was performed by {{W|James Levine}} and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
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===Personality===
 
===Personality===
Unlike Chernabog in the original ''Fantasia'' film whom sides with the force of evil, The Firebird is a powerful, dangerous, aggressive, and treacherous fire spirit who has no alliances; he serves no one, he cannot distinguish friend from foe - he is a primal living force of destruction. He lives only to destroy and despises all that brings life and creation (ex. [http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Spring_Sprite The Spring Sprite]).
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Unlike [[Chernabog (Disney)|Chernabog]] in the 1940 original ''Fantasia'' film whom sides with the force of evil, The Firebird is a powerful, dangerous, aggressive and treacherous fire spirit who has no alliances; he serves no one, he cannot distinguish friend from foe - he is a primal living force of destruction. He lives only to destroy and despises all that brings life and creation (ex. [http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Spring_Sprite The Spring Sprite]).
   
 
However, his only weakness is that he only destroys - he cannot create nor can he persist, as he returned to his slumber when there is nothing left for him to destroy. This explained his disappearance after destroyed much of the forest.
 
However, his only weakness is that he only destroys - he cannot create nor can he persist, as he returned to his slumber when there is nothing left for him to destroy. This explained his disappearance after destroyed much of the forest.
   
 
==The Firebird Suite==
 
==The Firebird Suite==
The Firebird is first seen inside a mountain (more likely a volcano since nothing grows near the mountain), where the segment's protagonist, the Spring Sprite, inadvertently wakes him up. This makes him so mad that he chases after her. As he does, he burns the trees everywhere in the forest she had worked so hard on growing until, he consumes her. However, she is revived by the Elk. It is unknown what happened to the Firebird after that, although it is suggested that he comes every time a volcano erupts. Volcanoes can cause serious damage to an ecosystem, but the ecosystems are known to heal in time.
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The Firebird is first seen inside a mountain (more likely a volcano since nothing grows near the mountain), where the segment's protagonist, the Spring Sprite, inadvertently wakes him up. This makes him so mad that he chases after her. As he does, he then burns the trees everywhere in the forest that she had already worked so hard on growing until, he consumes her. However, she is revived by the Elk. It is unknown what has happened to the Firebird after that, although it is suggested that he comes every time a volcano erupts. Volcanoes can cause serious damage to an ecosystem, but the ecosystems are known to heal in time.
 
==Real-Life Incident Comparison==
 
A similar real life example of the similar incident that started by Firebird is the Mount St. Helen's 1980 eruption. Mount St. Helens's is located near a lush national park and when it erupted, much of the forest was destroyed. Many doubted the land would ever heal, but much to everyone's surprise, the area is healing, just as everything is healed in the segment.
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The Firebird is probably the tallest, and one of the most powerful and dangerous Disney Villains, because he is totally covered by magma and lava.
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*The Firebird's scene was inspired by the 1980 eruption of the active stratovolcano known as Mount St. Helens, which is located in Skamania County, Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. Mount St. Helens is located near a lush national park and when it erupted, much of the forest was destroyed. Many doubted the land would ever heal, but much to everyone's surprise, the area is healing, just as everything is healed in the segment.
**Speaking of Disney Villains, The Firebird is quite similar to [[Te Kā]] from Disney's 2016 computer-animated film, ''Moana''; then again, since they are volcanic deities of pure destruction, this comes as no surprise.
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*If one looks closely while the Firebird's awakening, anyone can see evil spirits, demons, and lost souls swarming around.
*Despite only appearing in ''The Firebird Suite'', the Firebird is considered to be the main antagonist of the entire film.
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*He is the only character from Igor Stravinsky's ballet to appear in the segment. However, his interpretation in ''Fantasia 2000'', actually conflicts with the original version of Igor Stravinsky's ballet. In it, he was described as a benevolent, peaceful and caring being who bore no traits of evil. However, Disney's version was violent, destructive and merciless, showing no qualms of destroying a newly created forest.
*If anyone looks closely while the Firebird's awakening, anyone can see evil spirits, demons, and lost souls swarming around.
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*The Firebird's defeat is similar to Chernabog from the first ''Fantasia'' film; when the segment ended, they were both sent back to the ground from which they came.
*He is the only character from Igor Stravinsky's ballet to appear in the segment. However, his interpretation in ''Fantasia 2000'', actually conflicts with the original version of Igor Stravinsky's ballet. In it, he was described as a benevolent, peaceful, and caring being who bore no traits of evil. However, Disney's version was violent, destructive, and merciless, showing no qualms of destroying a newly created forest.
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**However, the difference, while Chernabog was sent back from which he came by force, the Firebird merely returned by his own terms given that after the destruction that he has done, he was deprived with things that he can destroy.
* The Firebird's defeat is similar to [[Chernabog]] from ''Fantasia''; when the segment ended, they were both sent back to the ground from which they came.
 
** However, the difference, while Chernabog was sent back from which he came by force, the Firebird merely returned by his own terms given that after the destruction that he has done, he was deprived with things that he can destroy.
 
   
 
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Revision as of 01:30, January 6, 2020

Villain Overview

The Firebird is the main antagonist of the final segment "The Firebird Suite" of Disney's 38th full-length animated feature film Fantasia 2000, and the overall main antagonist of the film. He is a massive bird-like deity of fire and destruction.

While the segments all have no dialogue in the entire film, the segment's music was performed by James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Background

Appearance

The Firebird appears to be a giant eagle with huge wings and is made entirely out of lava. Though his body bears some resemblance with the Spring Sprite, he lacks any pair of legs unlike her, as he morphed into lava mass whenever he traveled on the land. It is unclear whether he can fly like the Spring Sprite or not.

Personality

Unlike Chernabog in the 1940 original Fantasia film whom sides with the force of evil, The Firebird is a powerful, dangerous, aggressive and treacherous fire spirit who has no alliances; he serves no one, he cannot distinguish friend from foe - he is a primal living force of destruction. He lives only to destroy and despises all that brings life and creation (ex. The Spring Sprite).

However, his only weakness is that he only destroys - he cannot create nor can he persist, as he returned to his slumber when there is nothing left for him to destroy. This explained his disappearance after destroyed much of the forest.

The Firebird Suite

The Firebird is first seen inside a mountain (more likely a volcano since nothing grows near the mountain), where the segment's protagonist, the Spring Sprite, inadvertently wakes him up. This makes him so mad that he chases after her. As he does, he then burns the trees everywhere in the forest that she had already worked so hard on growing until, he consumes her. However, she is revived by the Elk. It is unknown what has happened to the Firebird after that, although it is suggested that he comes every time a volcano erupts. Volcanoes can cause serious damage to an ecosystem, but the ecosystems are known to heal in time.

Trivia

  • The Firebird's scene was inspired by the 1980 eruption of the active stratovolcano known as Mount St. Helens, which is located in Skamania County, Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. Mount St. Helens is located near a lush national park and when it erupted, much of the forest was destroyed. Many doubted the land would ever heal, but much to everyone's surprise, the area is healing, just as everything is healed in the segment.
  • If one looks closely while the Firebird's awakening, anyone can see evil spirits, demons, and lost souls swarming around.
  • He is the only character from Igor Stravinsky's ballet to appear in the segment. However, his interpretation in Fantasia 2000, actually conflicts with the original version of Igor Stravinsky's ballet. In it, he was described as a benevolent, peaceful and caring being who bore no traits of evil. However, Disney's version was violent, destructive and merciless, showing no qualms of destroying a newly created forest.
  • The Firebird's defeat is similar to Chernabog from the first Fantasia film; when the segment ended, they were both sent back to the ground from which they came.
    • However, the difference, while Chernabog was sent back from which he came by force, the Firebird merely returned by his own terms given that after the destruction that he has done, he was deprived with things that he can destroy.

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