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Name's Ronno. And these are the boys: Stab and Jab!
~ Young Ronno
Ronno is the secondary antagonist of Disney's 5th full-length animated feature film Bambi (which is based on the 1923 Austrian novel Bambi, a Life in the Woods by the late Felix Salten), and the main antagonist of its 2006 midquel Bambi II. He is another close enemy of Bambi, alongside Man. A vain and selfish buck, Ronno desires the doe Faline, but only for lust.
While his older self was silent in the first film, his younger self was voiced by Anthony Ghannam in the midquel.
In the book and film, Ronno appears and tries to get Faline (who he wishes to be his mate) to leave with him against her will, causing Bambi to battle him. Ronno is superior at first but Bambi (despite being the youngest buck) eventually overpowers him and knocks him off a cliff into water below.
Ronno is not seen again or heard of after this, leaving it unknown if he survived the wildfire along with some of the other forest animals.
Ronno appears in Bambi II, revealing that Bambi and Faline have actually known him since they were fawns. He has a much larger role this time around and is often seen trying to antagonize and put down Bambi whilst trying to impress Faline. Near the end, however, when some of the hunter's dogs are out and about, Ronno runs away from danger, revealing how much of a coward he really is.
At the film's climax, he tries to walk in and pick on a now-teenage Bambi, saying that one of these days they will meet again (hinting the fight Ronno and Bambi would do in the first film). However, Ronno slips and gets bitten on the nose by a turtle and runs away in fear, crying for his mother. In response, Bambi's skunk friend Flower tells the others that he told them that turtles were scary.
Two scenes in this film resemble incidents that happened in the first film: first was Ronno trying to get Faline to leave with him by force when she wants to stay with Bambi and the second incident was he and Bambi fighting similarly to how they would years later as young adults.
1951 Manga adaptation
In the 1951 manga of Bambi by Osamu Tezuka, Ronno is mostly the same as his movie counterpart, but also appears during the beginning portion as a faun alongside Bambi and has dialogue throughout the story.
After meeting Faline, the two meet Ronno with an unnamed companion, with Ronno whispering to his friend that Bambi was fatherless. Ronno proceeds to feign friendship to Bambi, offering to take him somewhere fun. Ronno and his friend trick Bambi into approaching a human, fortunately for Bambi, the human was a child and Bambi ended up leaving with his life.
When Bambi becomes an adult, Ronno is revealed to have continued to bully the animals and is called "Ronno the Rampager" by Thumper. Ronno is enraged upon finding out about Faline and Bambi's relationship, saying both Faline and the forest belong to him. Like in the movie, he tries to force Faline to go with him and attacks Bambi when he subsequently tries to rescue her.
As Ronno and Bambi battle near a clifftop, Man arrives and tries to shoot the dueling bucks. Bambi prevails, knocking off the cliff into the hunter's sight. It can be inferred Ronno died either from the fall or was shot by Man.
House of Mouse
Ronno made two appearances in the series. In the episode "Goofy's Menu Magic", he can be seen waiting on the line for some of Goofy's soup. In "House of Genius", he was seen waiting to be seated when Donald and Daisy were sleeping on the job. Although Ronno does not physically appear in Mickey's House of Villains, it is believed that he took part in the takeover.
Ronno is shown to be an overconfident and arrogant jerk, who is usually seen bullying Bambi, and trying to steal Faline from him. Ronno desires Faline for superficial reasons and views her as a prize to be claimed in contrast to Bambi who truly loves her.
He is also shown to be very rude to his mother by berating her for bothering when he is trying to make new friends, but runs to her when in danger (e.g. Man's dogs and being bitten on the nose by a turtle). Ronno is also shown to be a spoiled brat with no redeemable qualities at all.
As an adult, Ronno is more competent and composed, yet his cruel streak has only heightened as shown by him attempting to mate with Faline by force.
Ronno has dark brown fur, black tipped ears with a hole in his right ear. As a fawn, he has budding antlers and green eyes. Whilst as a young adult, he has brown eyes and three points on his antlers.
Judging by his appearance, Ronno is at least a few months older than Bambi since as fawns, he has budding antlers and no spots on his fur whilst Bambi had no antlers and still had spots (until the end of Bambi II). As a young adult, Ronno has three points on his antlers whilst Bambi has two.
In the films, Ronno and Bambi have been enemies since childhood however in the book Bambi, a Life in the Woods, Ronno and another young buck named Karus (who is absent from the film) were on good terms with Bambi in childhood and had known him even before his mother's death. Upon reaching maturity, Ronno along with Karus, battled Bambi for Faline's love. Also in the book, Ronno has a lame leg after being shot, but lacks this in the film or the manga adaptation.
In the first Bambi film, he did not speak any lines of dialogue. His role was taken seriously, and despite being the secondary antagonist, his role in the film was very short as he was only seen in the fight scene. However, in both films, Ronno was still less dangerous than Man.
When he told his story about meeting Man, both Faline and Bambi told him that his story is "unbelievable", though he reacted differently to each comment - he did not mind the former telling him this as he is in love with her, but when the latter told him this he thought the latter was calling him a liar ( even though Bambi actually believed him.)
His first defeat is similar to Sabor's defeat: both are scared of something and run away (Sabor is scared by and afraid of Zugor; Ronno is bitten on the nose by a tortoise).
In Bambi, Ronno has tree points on his antlers and light brown eyes. However, in House of Mouse, he has two points on his antlers and dark brown eyes. In Bambi II, he has green eyes.
Although Ronno did not physically appear in Mickey's House of Villains, it is likely possible that he did take part with the other Disney Villains taking over the House of Mouse.