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One-Eyes wins again!
~ King Mighty One-Eye
My machine!
~ King Mighty One-Eye's last words.

King Mighty One-Eye, also known as Mighty One-Eye or King One-Eye in the Miramax cut, is the secondary antagonist of the 1993 animated fantasy film, The Thief and the Cobbler. He is the cruel, violent, pitiless, barbarous, destructive, and locust-like king of an army of an evil race of one-eyed demons who are conquering different parts of the world.

Once the Golden City was the only place left standing, One-Eye moved toward the Golden City, which was protected from harm by the three golden balls, until they were stolen by a thief, who later lost them to Zigzag's minions, and Zigzag gave the balls to One-Eye, thus allowing him to launch his attack on the Golden City. He commanded Zigzag to ride at the front. However, he was ultimately defeated when Tack, a cobbler, used one of his tacks to set off a chain reaction to destroy One-Eye's machine and kill all of his men.

His fate differs in all three versions of the film. In the earliest version made by Richard Williams, during the scene where the machine is collapsing, One-Eye is betrayed and killed by his own slave women by sitting on him in revenge for treating them as a human throne, while in the script he is torn asunder by them. In the second version, done by Calvert, the slave women kill him in a different way, by throwing him off a cliff. In the latest version, done by Miramax, the scene involving the slave women is cut out, and One-Eye is apparently still alive after Zigzag is eaten by the alligators and Phido, as when the entire machine is shown on fire, he can be heard off-screen shouting, "My machine!" It is presumed he perished in the fire later on, as he does appear to have been on the machine during the battle, and Tack at one point says, "And so One-Eye and his army were defeated for all eternity".

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Videos

The Thief and the Cobbler - ZigZag in the Camp of the One Eye03:47

The Thief and the Cobbler - ZigZag in the Camp of the One Eye

Zigzag meets One-Eye

Trivia

  • Mighty One Eye's role in the film is almost similar to Sauron from The Lord of the Rings.
  • Mighty One-Eye was voiced by the late Christopher Greener in the original version, while in the later versions, he was voiced by Kevin Dorsey.
  • He bears a physical resemblance to Kokomon.
  • He is also very similar to King Chichak from the 2008 animated film, Turok: Son of Stone.
    • Both are kings who have a race of barbarians.

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