Thursday, October 27, 2016

Stuart Little Falcon

Falcon is the main antagonist of Stuart Little 2. He is Stuart's arch-nemesis and Margalo's ex-boss and slavedriver. He was voiced by James Woods, who also played Hades from Hercules and Dr. Phillium Benedict from Recess: School's Out. He returned in an episode in the animated series, including A Little Bit Country, the 12th episode of the show (voiced by Mark Hamill). In Stuart Little 2, Falcon bullied all creatures in Manhattan, including Margalo, making him a feared bird. He is known for stealing jewels and keeping Margalo to work as his pawn to work on many scams on families for him. Including the Littles. When Margalo landed in Stuart's car and gained the influence and trust of him and the rest of the Littles. When the Littles were all out the next day, Margalo met with Falcon and when he asked for any "valuables" the family had, she told him that they only had a ring. He asked for anything else and she stated that they were a kind, loving family that had each other for care for, much to his disgust. Falcon grew suspicious of Margalo actually beginning to like the family as much as they liked her. She remarked that no one else invited her to live with them, to which Falcon reminded her that he found her as an orphan "plucked her out of the gutter" and "taught her a trade" and reminded her that she was to do as he told her and get the valuables, not to make friends. As much time Margalo spent with the family, she grew to like them and Stuart. Falcon notices thos one night when he spies on her spending a movie night with Stuart and sees how close they've both become. Finally losing his patience, Falcon storms in om Margalo the next day and threatens her to fetch Mrs. Littles ring or he'll kill Stuart. Margalo is forced to go through with this and she steals the ring and leaves later on the evening. Stuart becomes concerned and worried about Margalo gone missing with only her pin left behind. He suspects that Falcon kidnapped her and sneaks out of the house with his cat, Snowbell, to go find her. They find out that Falcon's hide-out is at the disused observation deck of the Pishkin Building. Stuart arrives with a small bow and arrow as his defense weapon. He confronts Falcon and asks him where she is, but then sees a remorsefulness Margalo behind him. Falcon tells Stuart that Margalo's been playing like a harp and reveals Mother Little's ring. Margalo explained she didn't mean to hurt him. Falcon mocks Stuart saying that he really thought that they were really friends, but Margalo said that she actually was his friend. Furious, Falcon picked up Stuart, took him outside the building with a cruel smile, drops him attempting to let him fall to his death and restrained Margalo from trying to save him and imprisoned her in an empty paint can to provide her with an "altitude adjustment," and leaves. Fortunately, Stuart had landed on a garbage truck, but it took him to a garbage barge. Snowbell, getting worried about Stuart, makes his way there and finds Margalo and releases her. Falcon arrived and spotted Snowbell and said he didn't like "canned food" and was about to throw him over the top of the building when Margalo stopped him and stated that she was through with being a thief under his orders and left him, taking the ring with her. Falcon gave chase, but before he could kill her, Stuart had escaped the barge using a now-fixed toy biplane of his that he had accidentally broken earlier and rescues Margalo and Falcon chases them through the city and then the sky. He attempts to crash the biplane by picking it up with his talons and ripping the top, but Stuart managed to take control of the plane again and pulls up. Stuart leaves Margalo to keep her safe from the danger and faces Falcon and reflicts light from his mother's ring into Falcon's eyes, temporarily blinding him and allowing Stuart to parachute away. Falcon's vision clears too late as Stuart's biplane then rams into him, making him fall out of the sky and right into a trash can where Monty was looking for food in. After Monty sees Falcon fall into the trash can, he shouts "Thank you!," and presumably eats him. In the episode "A Little Bit Country," Falcon returned, apparently not eaten by Monty after all (Though the continuity of that is debatable). He has now made new crow henchmen and is out for revenge on Stuart and his friends. Falcon chased Stuart, Snowbell, and Monty, into Crenshaw's new farm. Soon, Falcon corners Snowbell and Monty warns Falcon to back off since cats eat birds, only for Falcon to scare the 2 cats. Snowbell then corrects Monty, telling Falcon what he ment to say was "cats meet birds," then introduces himself to Falcon before beginning him to let him live, before he can kill Snowbell and Monty. Stuart distracts Falcon by taunting him by shouting in a sing-song voice "You'll never get me!," and then by sticking his tongue out at Falcon. Falcon was then defeated by crashing into a cage, felldown, then Snowbell closed the door and locked it. Snowbell then told the menacing bird he had the right to remain silent. From then on, Falcon was never seen or heard from again. It is possible that Falcon starved or was taken by taxidermy.

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