|“||If you won't join my army, you will face it.||„|
|~ Heraclio to Justin.|
Heraclio is the main antagonist of the 2013 computer-animated English/Spanish film Justin and the Knights of Valour. He is Justin's archenemy and Sir Roland's enemy.
Heraclio was once one of the finest knights in the kingdom of Gabbalonia, but when the King died in battle and the heartbroken Queen outlawed knights hoping it would end the violence. Heraclio turned against the queen, declaring that she and Justin's father Reginald, the queen's chief advisor, were betraying them and that the new system of law officers were usurping the power of the queen. He tried to kill both Reginald and the queen, but Justin's grandfather, the great Sir Roland stood in his way. Roland defeated Heraclio easily but, remembering all they had been through as comrades, he hesitated instead of striking Heraclio down. As such, Heraclio managed to take Sir Roland's own sword and kill him with it. He then stole the sword and escaped. For more than a decade, Heraclio plotted to return to the kingdom and seize the crown for himself.
Returning several years later, he sent his followers to liberate criminals from prison to build his army. Bringing them to him, he brought them into his forces and promised them revenge against the laws that had imprisoned them and wealth beyond their wildest dreams if they followed him. He then began teaching them how to fight, turning them into a proper army he could use to invade. However, as he was running low on gold to keep their loyalty, he decided to follow his lieutenant Sota's plan to kidnap Lara, the daughter of a very rich family, thus holding her for a high ransom. Sota and his brothers fail, but Heraclio gets Lara when the dimwitted and greedy impostor of a knight Sir Clorex brings her to him, hoping to get a cut of the money. Heraclio plays along, but knowing Clorex is a fraud, he secretly orders his men to kill him. But they are distracted by Justin and Talia arriving to save Lara.
After the two manage to defeat Sota and his brothers, Heraclio calls for Justin to join him, claiming he is in the right and is trying to bring back the knights. But Justin refuses, so Heraclio sets his Army on the pair. However, the army is scared off when Blucher (an old knight, who taught Justin, and was Sir Roland’s best friend) arrives with Gustav (a crocodile mechanically fitted to simulate a dragon, designed to train young knights). Heraclio and Blucher duel, but Heraclio comes out on top and fatally wounds Blucher.
Justin then takes Heraclio on himself, the two's fight carries back into Heraclio's tower. Heraclio manages to lead the fight, trying to kill Justin. However, Justin manages to gain the upper-hand forcing him back onto a platform leading to watermill over a waterfall. Dropping Sir Roland's sword, Justin takes it up, he then tosses Heraclio his own. The two continue to duel, but Justin manages to defeat Heraclio and holds him at sword point. Heraclio once again tries to convince Justin to join him, claiming they both want the same thing, but Justin refuses. Taking advantage of Justin's mercy, Heraclio throws dirt in his face and punches him back onto the mill turbine. Walking forward he tries to deliver the final blow to Justin, but Justin grabs him and pulls him down. Heraclio manages to steady himself, but when his crown falls of his head, he tries to grab it but loses his grip and falls apparently to his death.
Heraclio is Power-hungry, powerful, manipulative, cruel like Metal Beak, vengeful and he’s also plotting for taking over the kingdom.
He is nasty and cruel. He is the leader of his henchman including Sota and Sir Clorex. He has a powerful and even no remorse for the murder of Sir Roland, after the battle right after he hesitated during the fight after he lunged towards the Queen and Reginald; obviously attacked after Queen outlawed the knights after her husband died.
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He often returns to the ruined kingdom where he swore vengeance on the Queen. He stated that Justin will clung to his grandfather’s sword until the end.
He often team up is henchman was Sota who calls him charlatans and told Sir Clorex that if he hadn’t appeared with Lara; Justin’s princess he captured then the whole plan would’ve ruined told his henchman that the entire army will march into the Queen throne room of Gabyloina.
He often met Justin and Talia right after their fight with Sota and his brothers. He convinces Justin to betray Talia by forcing him to join his army but he refuses and Heraclio sent his army on the pair. Not long after, Blucher and Gustav arrive to fight them with the help of Justin and Heraclio and Blucher fight, but Heraclio swings his fist violently hard into his rib cage make Blucher cry out in pain.
Heraclio told Justin that he will ruin Reginald’s life by killing Justin and he will kill his dad which leds Justin to defeat him.
- Heraclio and Talia never interact with each other, yet the only thing she meets Heraclio on the balcony after the defeat of Sota.
- Heraclio’s voice actor Mark Strong and Talia’s voice actres Saoirse Ronan both appeared together in The Way Back. They also appear in Arrietty, which both movies were animated.
- Heraclio is violent towards Blucher plus he punches Blucher’s ribs causing him to cry out in pain and viciously, verbally, and psychically grabbing Blucher by the collar and shove him into the pole.
- Heraclio is one of the second villains of Kandor Graphics, the first is Newmann from The Missing Lynx.
- His voice actor Mark Strong and Melquiades’ actor David Walliams were both born in August
- Heraclio stabbed Blucher, if you looked closely, you would see blood on the sword.
- Heraclio throws dirt in Justin’s face several times.
- Despite the billing in the poster, Heraclio and Melquiades never interact with each other.
- During the battle scenes, Justin got a cut on his arm during the fight with Heraclio.
- He is similar to Metal Beak from Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Drago from How to Train Your Dragon 2, Lord Shen from Kung Fu Panda 2 and even Nigel from Rio.
- Despite this, he is total minutes of screen time
- Heraclio shares similarities to Nigel from Rio.
- Both swore revenge.
- Both meet heroes (Nigel; Blu and Jewel, Heraclio; Justin and Talia.)
- Both get defeated
- He is also similar to Drago Bludvist.
- Heraclio and Talia only interact with each other at one point on the balcony when Justin recognises him and Heraclio tells him to join him but Justin refuses because that’s what he planned to do.
- His personality is reminiscent of Scar and Ruber.