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North Wind (Legend of the North Wind)

The North Wind is a major antagonist of the Basque-Spanish animated film "The Legend of the North Wind", its animated series of the same name, and the sequel "The Return of the North Wind". He is a mythical entity who puts a spell on Athanasius as the children Ane, Elliot, and Watuna must defeat to achieve his purpose. Originally, he is voiced by Kepa Cueto in the Basque language version and Gonzalo Durán in the Spanish version. However, in the English dub, he is voiced by Terrence Scammell in the first film and the sequel.

Personality

He is very despicable towards the protagonists of the film Ane and Elliot, the Mi'kmaq chief's son Watuna, along with Balli the whale, and the descendants of the Basque sailors and the descendants of the Mi'kmaq natives and Basque whalers using his cryokinetic powers. Notorious after being freed from the pot, the North Wind uses his cryokinetic powers to freeze the town of Newfoundland in Canada. Also, one of his most despicable plans is when he has a pirate named Barnaby to aid him on his quest to prevent the children from interfering with him.

Physical Appearance

As Athanasius's avatar, the North Wind has white skin which has a resemblance to an Inuit's coat and has light blue eyes without pupils.

Appearances

The Legend of the North Wind

Released from the Sacred Vase by a notorious person named Athanasius on the San Juan ship, the North Wind begins to gain mythical powers to become stronger, thanks to the effort shared by the Basque whalers and the Mi'kmaq natives who were the main cause of freeing him as he makes a plan to wipe out the whale population in Newfoundland, thus causing massive damage to the balance of power and began spreading a massive ice storm and hardship across Newfoundland. By freeing the North Wind, Athanasius is put under a spell as his avatar. After Ane and Elliot discovered what has happened, they get assisted by a Mi'kmaq child named Watuna (the son of the Mi'kmaq Chief), in which he tells him to find a way to seal the powers of the powerful North Wind. Because Ane and Elliot are the only children under the care of Martin and Captain Galar, the North Wind (controlling Athanasius) has an assistant named "Barnaby" (in the original version "Bakailu"), a pirate captain and a major antagonist of the film to aide him on his quest and prevent the children from capturing him to save the town of Newfoundland. With the help of the Sea, the children (along with the help of the Basque whalers of the San Juan and the Mi'kmaq Indians) are asked to find ways to defeat the North Wind by joining the forces of nature. Ane, Elliot, and Watuna were able to defeat Athanasius from freeing the North Wind, leaving him trapped in the Sacred Vase with the Mi'kmaqs as the three keepers of the pacts set sail to leave Newfoundland.

The Return of the North Wind

At last, I'm free again! Now, feel my power and show me to find those who would keep me locked away forever! I want revenge!!! Mwahahahahahahaha!!! They'll never put me back in this vase again; NEVER!!
~ Athanasius, under the spell of the North Wind, who was recently freed by Athanasius before the title appears.

The North Wind makes a reappearance as the main antagonist of the sequel. In the intro flashback, the narrator says that Athanasius tried to free the North Wind, but were stopped by Watuna (son of the Mi'kmaq Chief) and Ane and Elliot (the son of the Basque whalers of the San Juan). At the beginning of the film, Athanasius steals the Sacred Vase behind the totem pole as the Mi'kmaqs make a plan to capture him and stop him from freeing the North Wind, since the North Wind causes massive damage to the balance of nature. Having escaped from the angry Mi'kmaq Indians, Athanasius disguises himself as one of the Mi'kmaqs to avoid getting captured as he frees the North Wind by using his magical flute, thus opening the Sacred Vase and the North Wind is freed again.

Athanasius North Wind

Athanasius under the spell of the powerful North Wind

With the powers of the North Wind, Athanasius lands in a cavern and looks at his reflection that he is really the North Wind after being put under a spell. Now under the spell of the North Wind, Athanasius decides to find the inheritors of the pacts as he hides the Sacred Vase in the cavern.

Only one thing can stop the North Wind. You must use fire. With fire, you can trap him in the Sacred Vase. Good luck!
~ The Sea, telling Ane and Elliot to use fire to defeat the North Wind

With Ane and Eliot in bed, the Sea tells Ane and Elliot that the North Wind has been stronger and has escaped from his vase the second time. She then tells the two that the North Wind's major weakness is fire, which is the only way to destroy the North wind. The fire also must not be extinguished or the eternal ice will not be melted. Refusing to extinguish their fire in bed at nighttime, Martin then becomes the North Wind after refusing to extinguish the fire that is required to destroy the North Wind as the two escape to seek for help. Ane and Elliot decide to find massive fire that is required to destroy the North Wind by arriving to the site of the Mi'kmaq tribe as the two children survive the ambush.

Watuna vs North Wind

Watuna confronting the North Wind to protect Ane and Elliot in Ane's nightmare

Cornered by the North Wind, Watuna confronts him with a burning torch as he tells Ane and Elliot to stay inside their tent before the North Wind attacks again. Inside the tent, Watuna discusses with Ane and Elliot that only a massive amount of fire can destroy the North Wind as none of them can get any help, since the Sea is frozen during the incident. Later, the trio decide to think in their dreams that the Sea will come to protect the three children. Meanwhile, the Sea managed to help protect Ane, Elliot, and Watuna, assisting the trio to help defeat the powerful North Wind as the trio follow the path to help defeat him. Assisted by the Sea, the North Wind is enraged that the trio managed to escape upon seeing the sculptures of the trio in Watuna's tepee as he decides to take revenge on the trio so they would never escape from the North Wind. In another tepee, the trio decide to make more fire to destroy the North Wind as the North Wind surprises them while Ane tells him to sit with them so he could be defeated by the fire. Elliot was able to hit the oil barrel with a tomahawk so the oil can surround the North Wind to form a massive fire to defeat him. As Watuna uses the torch on the oil, a massive fire surrounds the North Wind as he manages to escape from his weakness. It is revealed that this event was actually a nightmare in Ane's dream. Back in Newfoundland in the morning, the North Wind does a surprise attack by freezing Martin. The North Wind suddenly kidnaps Watuna while on the roof, while Watuna tries to escape from him, but was unable to.

I know you were a cruel an greedy spirit, didn't expect you to be this dimwitted, I'll never agree to break this Sacred Vase no matter what you do!
~ Watuna, captured by the North Wind in the cave under the North Wind's winter spell.

With Watuna captured, the North Wind casts a spell on him that captures one of his feet, thus unable to escape. Meanwhile, Ane and Elliot, with the assistance of Barnaby the Pirate (the former antagonist), arrive in the cave near the cliffs where Watuna was captured by the North Wind, with help from the Sea who was frozen after telling Ane and Elliot to avoid trusting the North Wind by not believing in his lies and to be brave rescuers who can defeat him. The three finally find the Sacred Vase where the North Wind use to be trapped in as Ane, Elliot, and Barnaby confront the North Wind as he brings Elliot to the part where he hid the Sacred Vase in which he wants it to be destroyed to undo the icy spell, despite the Sea's warnings. Elliot then takes the Sacred Vase and throws it to Ane to prevent it from being smashed, which is actually a lie as Barnaby hands out a bottle of lava as Watuna was able to throw it into an oily wreckage.

North Wind Fire

The North Wind being defeated by his weakness: fire

The plan worked successfully; the North Wind is finally surrounded by fire as Elliot tells Ane to throw the Sacred Vase in the fire so the North Wind and the Sacred Vase will be destroyed forever. The North Wind is finally defeated, alongside Athanasius, leaving the Sacred Vase in the cave near the cliff. With the North Wind defeated, the icy spell was broken, thus freeing the town of Newfoundland and the Sea from the icy spell.

Trivia

  • In the sequel "The Return of the North Wind", the part where the North Wind traps Watuna is very similar to the part where Jafar traps Jasmine in the in the Disney version of "Aladdin". However, there are two differences. Watuna is trapped in an icy gauntlet while Jasmine is trapped in a powerful hourglass.

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