Fandom

Villains Wikia

Lord Kelvin

37,130pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
I, Lord Kelvin, hereby vow to surrender my position as minister of science to Phileas Fogg if he can circumnavigate the globe... in no more than 80 days. But if he cannot, he must never set foot in the academy again, he must tear down that abhorrent eyesore he calls a labatory, and he must swear... never to invent again.
~ Lord Kelvin waging a bet against Fogg.

Lord Kelvin (simply known as Kelvin) is the main antagonist in the 2004 live action film, Around the World in 80 Days. He is the arrogant head of the Royal Academy of Science until the events of the film.

He was portrayed by Jim Broadbent who also portrayed Boss Tweed and Madame Gasket.

Personality

In public, Lord Kelvin seems to be quite a chivalrous gentleman, as he welcomes any innovation or discovery that can benefit the Royal Academy of Science. However, in truth, he is shown to be quite rude, arrogant, manipulative, diabolical, conceited, and scheming in nature, as he believes that everything worth discovering has already been discovered, and that he considers Phileas Fogg's claims about evolution and flying machine to be quite ridiculous (despite Fogg's actual evidence over his claims). He is also shown to be quite resourceful as he arranged several British authorities to capture Fogg and his friends after learning that his current valet Lau Xing (going under the pseudonym Passepartout) was the one who stole the Jade Buddha from the Bank of England.

Lord Kelvin is also shown to be abusive, demanding, and contumelious towards his fellow servants and conspirators; this was shown when he angrily threw quills as Colonel Kitchener after learning that the Jade Buddha was stolen from the Bank of England, and that he threw out Inspector Fix from a high window for his failure to arrest Fogg. He even threw a quill at the ruthless General Fang after she berated him for letting the Jade Buddha loose from his grasp, only for an annoyed Fang to catch it with her fan and throw it along with a dagger into his portrait. This abusive behavior also proved to be Kelvin's downfall, as it incited Fang to cut off his deal in retaliation and Fix and the other ministers to turn against him by exposing his plot of selling British arsenal for untapped jade reserves, resulting his arrest.

Biography

Despite his position as head of the academy, Kelvin arrogantly believes that everything worth discovering has already been discovered. However, Phileas Fogg is a man who finds science fascinating and is constantly wanting to make new discoveries, including the idea of creating a flying machine.

Fogg goes to the Royal Academy to express some of his new findings, but ends up being talked into a bet by Kelvin, specifically to prove whether it is possible to travel around the world in no more than 80 days. At first, Fogg is extremely reluctant and unenthusiastic, but after being mocked by Kelvin, he changes his mind and accepts the challenge. He and Kelvin agree that if Fogg wins the bet, he will take Kelvin's place as the new minister. However, if he loses, Kelvin will tear down Fogg's laboratory and force him never to invent anything ever again.

Fogg teams up with Lau and a French woman named Monique La Roche. As it turns out, Lau recently robbed the Bank of England to reclaim a divine object known as the Jade Buddha, which was stolen from his village Lanzhou by a military extremist organization known as the Black Scorpions (led by General Fang), and tagged along with Fogg to return the Jade Buddha back to his village. It also turns out that Fang is in league with Kelvin, as she smuggled the jade statue to him in exchange for military assistance to invade Lanzhou. During Fogg's journey, Kelvin sends an incompetent officer named Inspector Fix to pursue him and prevent him from winning the bet. He also learns that Passepartout was the criminal who robbed the bank and contacts several British colonial authorities to capture the trio at all costs. He also learns of untapped jade reserves that are buried beneath Lanzhou and agrees to lend in British arsenal for Fang if she and her cohorts can stop Fogg and his friends from winning the wager. However, as the days goes by, the trio manages to defeat Fang and her associates while evading Fix and the authorities to continue their expedition onward to the Atlantic Ocean. During the last days, the trio create a flying machine using detailed plans that Fogg had earlier acquired from the Wright brothers out of part from a ship.

At the eightieth day, the trio fly their contraption and arrive at the front steps of the Royal Academy, much to Kelvin's annoyance. He is also angered to receive a telegram from an humiliated Fang that she is cutting off the deal following her defeat in New York. Before Fogg can reach the top of the steps (where his journey officially began), Kelvin delays him by accusing him and his cohorts of robbing the Bank of England without proof as the clock strikes noon. However, Inspector Fix appears and turns on Kelvin for his abusive behavior by revealing Kelvin's plot of arresting Fogg and sending Fang and the Black Scorpions to kill him in New York to win the wager. This was confirmed by Monique and the other ministers from the Academy, as they too had enough of Kelvin's abusive nature. With that in mind, the citizens turn on Kelvin for this, but Kelvin taunts everyone that he still runs the Academy and that no one can do anything about it, insulting Queen Victoria in the process. However, Queen Victoria arrives to the scene overhearing Kelvin's tirade, having caught wind of Kelvin's plan to sell the British arsenal for the jade reserves in Lanzhou (thanks to a tip-off from one of Kelvin's former aides). With his true colors exposed, Kelvin attempts to run away, but is easily caught and arrested by the police on the Queen's orders, much to his fury.

It also turns out that the Fogg didn't take notice of crossing the international date line, which leaves him and his friends one more day to win the wager. With that in mind, Fogg happily runs into the top step of the Academy, thus winning the wager and becoming Kelvin's replacement as the new head of the Academy. Kelvin is last seen locked up in a police cart as he is furious by this turn of events while being taken away to prison for his crimes, swearing vengeance on Fogg for ruining his plans.


 
Disney Villains


Shorts and Comics
Pete | Mad Doctor | Big Bad Wolf | Mortimer Mouse | Captain Katt | Phantom Blot | Beagle Boys | H. U. Hennessy | Ajax the Gorilla | Flintheart Glomgold | Magica De Spell | Grace Goodwin

Animated Features
Queen Grimhilde | Magic Mirror | Honest John & Gideon | Stromboli | The Coachman | The Coachman's Minions | Monstro | Tyrannosaurus Rex | Chernabog | The Ringmaster | Hunter | Ronno | Tetti-Tatti | Lumpjaw | Willie the Giant | Mr. Winkie | Brom Bones | Headless Horseman | Lady Tremaine | Lucifer | Ugly Stepsisters | Queen of Hearts | Card Soldiers | The Walrus & the Carpenter | Captain James Hook | Mr. Smee | Neverland Pirates | Maleficent | Diablo the Raven | Maleficent's Goons | Cruella De Vil | Jasper & Horace | Madam Mim | Shere Khan | Kaa | King Louie | Bandar Log | Edgar Balthazar | Prince John | Sheriff of Nottingham | Sir Hiss | Trigger & Nutsy | Captain Crocodile | Rhino Guards | Wolf Arrowmen | Heffalumps & Woozles | Madame Medusa | Mr. Snoops | Brutus & Nero | Amos Slade | Chief | The Horned King | Creeper | Cauldron Born | Arawn | Gwythaints | Orddu, Orwen & Orgoch | Professor Ratigan | Fidget | Felicia the Cat | Thugs | Bartholomew | Bill Sykes | Roscoe & DeSoto | Ursula | Flotsam & Jetsam | Glut | Percival C. McLeach | Joanna the Goanna | Gaston Legume | LeFou | Monsieur D'Arque | Gaston's Buddies | Jafar | Iago | Razoul | Gazeem | Oogie Boogie | Lock, Shock and Barrel | Scar | Shenzi, Banzai & Ed | Hyena Clan | Governor John Ratcliffe | Judge Claude Frollo | Brutish & Oafish Guards | Frollo's Soldiers | Hades | Pain & Panic | Cerberus | Hydra | Titans | Cyclops | Nessus | Nemean Lion | Shan Yu | Hayabusa the Falcon | Elite Hun Soldiers | Cecil Clayton | Sabor | Clayton's Pirates | Jack-in-the-Box | Snooty Flamingos | Firebird | Kron | Bruton | Yzma | Kronk | Lyle Tiberius Rourke | Helga Katrina Sinclair | Rourke's Soldiers | Leviathan | Gantu | John Silver | Scroop | Onus | Hands | Turnbuckle | Longbourne | Fayvoon | Grewnge | Blinko | Krailoni | Hedley | Torrance | Mertock | Verne | Crex | Captain Flint | Flint's Pirates | Alameda Slim | Rico | The Willies | Mr. Wesley | DOR-15 | Bowler Hat Guy | Dr. Calico | Dr. Facilier | Lawrence | Facilier's Shadow | Friends on the Other Side | Mother Gothel | Stabbington Brothers | King Candy | Cy-Bugs | Sour Bill | Wynnchel & Duncan | Prince Hans | Duke of Weselton | Duke of Weselton's Bodyguards | Yokai | Mr. Yama | Dawn Bellwether | Doug Ramses | Jeese | Woolter | Ram Thug | Duke Weaselton | Te Kā | Tamatoa | Kakamora Chief | Kakamora

Sequels
Abis Mal | Sa'Luk | Forty Thieves | Maestro Forte | Jesters | Zira | Nuka | Vitani | Outsiders | Bradley Uppercrust III | Morgana | Undertow | Cloak & Dagger | Buster | Reggie | Pom-Pom | Sarousch | Lil' Lightning | Erik Hellstrom | Jacques von Hämsterviel | Reuben | Leroy | Mama Gunda | Uto & Kago | Atka | Dixie | Marina Del Rey

Pixar
Sid Phillips | Hopper | Molt | Thumper | Stinky Pete | Al McWhiggin | Emperor Zurg | Zurg Bots | Henry J. Waternoose III | Randall Boggs | Jeff Fungus | Syndrome | Mirage | Omnidroids | Syndrome's Security Guards | Underminer | Bomb Voyage | Chick Hicks | Chick Hicks' Pit Crew | Chef Skinner | AUTO | Charles Muntz | Alpha | Beta & Gamma | Lots-O' Huggin' Bear | Lotso's Gang | Ken | Big Baby | Stretch | Chunk | Sparks | Twitch | Monkey | Sir Miles Axlerod | Professor Z | Grem | Acer | Mor'du | Johnny Worthington III | Chet Alexander | Roar Omega Roar | Thunderclap | Pterodactyls | Bubbha | Velociraptors

Other Animated Movies
Br'er Fox & Br'er Bear | Elmo St. Peters | Giant Magnet | Evil Clown | Merlock | Guy Graham | Warp Darkmatter | Hornets | Brain Pods | Grubs | Dr. Phillium Benedict | Fenwick | Kojak | Dr. Ivan Krank | Von Talon | Cufflingk & Underlingk | Kazar | The Supervisor | Mr. Whiskers | Were-Rat | Shelley | Colossus | Nassor | Edgar Gore | Toshiaki | Mr. Burgermeister | Ripslinger | Cad Spinner

Live-Action Movies
Long John Silver | Captain Nemo | Giant Squid (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) | Pony Sugrue | Prince John (The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men) | Vicky Robinson | Barnaby | Peter Thorndyke | The Bookman | King Leonidas | Colonel Heller | Dr. Terminus | The Gogans | Charles Olympus | Bluto | Ed Dillinger, Sr. | Master Control Program | Sark | Mr. Dark (Something Wicked This Way Comes) | Nome King | Princess Mombi | Judge Doom | Toon Patrol | Neville Sinclair | Lothar | Coach Jack Reilly | Warden Nigel Snyder | Joseph Pulitzer (Newsies) | Delancey Brothers | Dr. Charles Hendrickson | Cardinal Richelieu | Captain Rochefort | Milady de Winter | Winifred Sanderson | Mary Sanderson | Sarah Sanderson | John Ricketts | The King and the Duke | Pap Finn | William Boone | Buldeo | John Wilkins | Tabaqui | Sergeant Harley | Juice (Blank Check) | Ranch Wilder | Injun Joe | Tony Perkis | Agent Woods | Aunt Sponge & Aunt Spiker | Rhino | Skeleton Pirates | Shark | Long John Silver (Muppets) | Cruella De Vil (Live Action) | Mr. Skinner | Jean-Pierre Le Pelt | Norman Snively | Ricky King | Charlotte (Jungle 2 Jungle) | Lyle Van de Groot | Max & Thor | Beatrice Stanhope | Wilson Croft | Luanne LeSeur | Meredith Blake | Eddie Taffet | Andrei Strasser | Miss Hannigan | Dr. Elliot Coleye | Doctor Claw (Inspector Gadget Films) | Lana Thomas | Principal Elliot T. Jindraike | Toy Santa | Hector Barbossa | Warden Walker | Mr. Sir | Charles “Trout” Walker | Kissin' Kate Barlow | Ramsley | Paolo Valisari | Stacey Hinkhouse | Carla Santini | Lord Kelvin | General Fang | Inspector Fix | Black Scorpions | Viscount Mabrey | Ian Howe | Captain Bill Fawcett | Royal Pain | Stitches | Jadis the White Witch | Maugrim | Ginarrbrik | Otmin | Vardan | Dr. Kozak | Davy Jones | Lord Cutler Beckett | Jack Frost | Janice Avery | Gary Fulcher | Queen Narissa | Mitch Wilkinson | Simon Bar Sinister (Underdog Film) | Riff Raff (Underdog) | El Diablo | Kendall Duncan | Sharpay Evans | Tiara Gold | Tess Tyler | Speckles | Miraz | Sospespian | Glozelle | Nikabrik | Hag & Werewolf | Lucinda | Oswald Granger | The Red Queen | The Knave of Hearts | Hamish Ascot | The Jabberwock | Jubjub Bird | Nizam | Morgana le Fay | Maxim Horvath | Ms. Stout | CLU 2 | Rinzler | Blackbeard | Angelica Teach | Tex Richman | Sab Than | Matai Shang | Tal Hajus | Jenny (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) | Latham Cole | Butch Cavendish (2013 film) | Captain Jay Fuller | Evanora | Theodora | King Stefan | King Henry | Constantine | Dominic Badguy | Taylor Dean | The Giant (Into the Woods) | The Witch (Into the Woods) | The Wolf (Into the Woods) | Lady Tremaine (2015 film) | The Grand Duke (Cinderella 2015 Film) | David Nix | Shere Khan (The Jungle Book 2016) | King Louie (The Jungle Book 2016) | Kaa (The Jungle Book 2016) | Fleshlumpeater | Bloodbottler | Giants

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.