Lord Barkis Bittern is the hidden main antagonist of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.
He was voiced by Richard E. Grant.
Lord Barkis Bittern is a wealthy newcomer of an unnamed European village. He attends and watches the rehearsal wedding between Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot which fails when the former doesn't perform well. Barkis criticizes him, as if he doesn't want Victor to marry her.
When Victor is abducted by Emily, Barkis tries to make it look like that he left with another woman. Victoria's parents Finis and Maudeline decide to get Victoria to marry him instead due to his apparent wealth. Later, after the undead shows up, Barkis tries to flee with Victoria along with her money. However, as he discovered, her parents were actually broke, and that they were marrying Victoria to him for wealth that he didn't actually possess.
He shows up in the church attempting to get Victoria back, as she was his wife. Emily recognizes Barkis as the man who left her waiting in a tree so that he can kill her and get her family jewels and a satchel of gold that was her dowry. He attempts to take Victoria hostage, but Victor stops him, and he attacks him with a sword.
Emily intercepts the sword and orders Barkis out of the church, but he realizes that the undead must obey the living. However, he unknowingly drinks the poisoned wine, accidentally killing himself and allowing the vengeful undead to drag him off as he pays the price for what he did to Emily.
- Although his true colors are not revealed until near the climax, he is the main villain, because he had bigger plans than anyone else. Plus, he was thought to be a friend to Emily, but is actually against her.
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