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I've spent a long time reeling in that fluffy-headed bunny lover, and I'm not about to let some puddle-headed peasant poach her from me!
~ Lord Victor Quartermaine confronting Wallace.
You can hop, but you can't hide, Pesto!
~ Lord Victor Quartermaine threatening the Were-Rabbit.

Lord Victor Quartermaine (simply known as Victor Quartermaine) is the main antagonist of DreamWorks' 11th full-length animated feature film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. He is Wallace's arch-rival and Philip's owner.

He was voiced by the Academy Award nominated actor, Ralph Fiennes, who also played Amon Goeth, Rameses in The Prince of Egypt, Raiden the Moon King, Francis Dolarhyde, Hades in Clash of the Titans, Florentino in Disney's Tarzan, and Lord Voldemort.

Biography

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Victor Quartermaine appears as an ignorant, cocky, devilish, manipulative, uncompromising, supercilious, sarcastic, and pompous hunter who doesn't care about hunting laws or animals (with the obvious exception being his own hunting dog named Philip). He is Wallace's arch-rival trying to win Lady Tottington's affection, as well as the job of getting rid of the rabbits that plague her land. He cares nothing for her, as all he wants is her money.

So when the Were-Rabbit begins terrorizing the city's gardens, Victor offers to hunt and kill it with gold bullets. When he later finds out that the were-rabbit is in fact, Wallace, he takes it as a helpful opportunity to get rid of his rival, and still tries to kill him. Even after Lady Tottington discovers his true plans, Victor still tries to kill Wallace. Eventually, Victor was chased away by a mob when Gromit put a huge rabbit costume on him, and the mob chases him away, thinking he is the Were-Rabbit.

Victor Quartermaine's true fate remains a mystery. However, in a deleted scene, it is rumored that he was run out of town.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Video Game

Victor Quartemaine and his dog Philip, also appear as villains. In the game, they stole the Mind Manipulation-O-Matic valves, so that Hutch and the Were-Rabbit cannot return to normal. Also, Victor plans to use the valves, so that normal creatures will transform into were-creatures.

Personality

Victor Quartermaine is a sarcastic, argumentative, arrogant, greedy, and pompous hunter who doesn't care about hunting laws or animals. He loves hunting, guns, money, and shooting rabbits or mammals. Victor is also very provocative and orgiastic towards Lady Tottington, as he tries to marry her for her money.

One of his most opprobrious plans is when he theoretically tries to kill the Were-Rabbit/Wallace. He also has a fondness for his destructive weapons (such as a rifle or gold bullets).

Appearance

Victor Quartermaine is a slender man who is always seen wearing a tan trench coat and black boots. He also wears a black toupee to cover up his baldness which always has a habit of coming off in various ways such as getting sucked off by Wallace's machine, the BunVac 6000. It also nearly gets blown off after Wallace turns into the Were-Rabbit and nearly blows it off. Finally it gets knocked off after Victor gets hit on the head and he gets a new head of hair after he goes head first into a Candy Floss Machine.

Through out the film, Victor's cravat changes serveral times, but no other clothing item he wears does this.

Quotes

I'm sorry, Campanula, but I am what I am. There's no nonsense with Victor Quartermaine. What you see is what you get.
Marvelous? MARVELOUS? This confounded contraption virtually suffocated me. Besides, the job's only half done. How do you intend to finish these vermin off? Crush them? Liquidize them?
How on earth would those tiny minded buffoons ever catch such a big rabbit?
I know your little secret Pesto. I know exactly what's going on. (Wallace: Your Lordship!) Oh yes. You think you can pilfer my filly don't you? You think you can con an innocent woman out of her fortune?
You're not going anywhere, Pesto.
Come on! Queensbury rules! Put them up, you little pipsqueak!
~ Victor attempting to fight Wallace
Ha, ha, ha, you're shaking! Don't tell me you're a scaredy cat as well as a scoundrel. And don't think acting like a big girl's blouse will get you out of it. There's no mercy with Victor Quartermaine!
What the...dickens?!
~ Victor when he saw Wallace first transforming into the Were-Rabbit
Oh no, you commissioned me to rid you of Pesto and that's just what I intended to do!
~ Victor Quartermaine revealing his true plan (by accident) to Lady Tottington
HA! You can hop! But you can't hide Pesto!
NO ONE BEATS VICTOR QUARTERMAINE!
~ Victor's last words before he is knocked unconscious
Philip, do something!
~ His last and final words before being chased away by a mob led by Reverend Clement Hedges

Trivia

  • He is very similar to Governor Ratcliffe from Disney's 1995 animated film, Pocahontas. They are both British upper class people, both serve as the main antagonist, and are greedy, pompous, eccentric, and manipulative.
  • Victor is the first Wallace & Gromit villain in the films to speak.
    • He is also the first Wallace & Gromit villain to be human, as the others were either animals (Feathers McGraw for example) or, in Preston's case, robots.
    • Victor is also the second Wallace & Gromit villain who uses a firearm, next to Feathers McGraw.
  • It is unknown how Victor Quartermaine acquired a rifle in the first place, since England has many gun control laws and even though being a hunter is considered as a profession.
  • He is his voice actor's (Ralph Fiennes) second animated villain role after Rameses and before the Moon King.
  • The only Wallace & Gromit villains to be human are him, Piella Bakewell, and Monty Muzzle.
  • His surname could be derived from Allan Quatermain, the protagonist of the 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines by the late H. Rider Haggard.

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