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Duke Igthorn
Background information
Feature films
Short films
Television programs Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Michael Rye
Performance model
Inspiration Captain Hook
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Duke Sigmund Igthorn
Other names Dukie, Iggy, Siggy Soggy Shorts
Personality Evil, cruel, valid, egotistical, rough, tough, selfish, vain, mean
Appearance Slender, tall, muscular, fair skin, both black hair and goatee, dark brown eyes
Occupation Knight (formerly)
Ruler of Drekmore
Alignment Evil
Goal To take over Dunwyn and become King
Home Drekmore Castle
Relatives Victor Igthorn (brother)
Unnamed father (deceased)
Allies Toadwart, Ogres, Lady Bane
Minions Toadwart, Ogres
Enemies Tummi, Zummi, Grammi, Gruffi, Gusto, Sunni, Cubbi, King Gregor, Calla, Cavin, Victor, Prince Yen Moon
Dislikes Being called "Dukie" by his ogres or "Siggy Soggy Shorts" by his brother, his brother interfering with his plans, his ogres' idiocies, and failure, Gummi Bears
Powers and abilities
Quote "And don't call me Dukie!"
"Time is money! Or it would be if I were paying you!"

Duke Sigmund Igthorn is the main antagonist of Disney's 1985-91 television series Adventures of the Gummi Bears. Duke Igthorn was once a knight of Dunwyn who was exiled for conspiring against King Gregor. At an unknown point afterwards, he took control of a rundown castle called Drekmore and its resident pack of Ogres. Since then, he has constantly conspired to usurp King Gregor and rule Dunwyn himself. He has a brother, Victor Igthorn, who is a brave knight that fights evil. It is implied at several points that Duke Igthorn's father had attempted to control Dunwyn and raised his son to do the same. He was voiced by the late Michael Rye.



Igthorn is very bad-tempered and a schemer. He is competent enough to gain temporary success in many of his plans, but his success is always short-lived. He later develops a crush on fellow villainess Lady Bane, but his feelings are unrequited.

Despite the fact that he has many Disney Villians' attributes, such as being full of himself, Duke Igthorn is also somewhat cunning and a fairly skilled commander. Because of his superior physical strength and command of ogres, the Gummi Bears, as well as King Gregor, consider Igthorn to be a serious threat to their respective homes. 


Adventures of the Gummi Bears

Duke Igthorn serves as the series' primary antagonist. He leads a group of Ogres, who are extremely loyal and physically strong, but very stupid. However, Toadwart, a smaller and slightly more intelligent ogre, serves as his lieutenant.

In the series premiere, Duke Igthorn was using a gigantic catapult to tear down Castle Dunwyn. When the Gummi Bears attempted to thwart Igthorn's plan, they inadvertently exposed themselves to him and thus proved their existence. From that point forward, Igthorn made it a point to try and capture the bears in order to torture secrets out of them, as the ancient Gummi technology could be advantageous in getting Igthorn to capture Dunwyn. Often the main purpose of Igthorn capturing Gummi Bears is in order to gain a steady supply of Gummiberry juice, as it gives humans temporary super strength.

In the episode "King Igthorn" (which is considered to be the show's series finale), Duke Igthorn disappears from his castle for nearly a year. Believing him to be gone, the Gummi Bears send a message to the Great Gummis telling them that it is safe to return. However, Duke Igthorn suddenly arrives, destroys Gummi Glen, and captures Dunwyn. However, the Gummis are able to stop him.


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Media: Adventures of the Gummi Bears (Episode List) | Comic strip | Videography

Books: Cubbi Finds a Friend | Gummies to the Rescue | Tummi and the Dragon | Zummi's Magic Spell

The Gummi Bears: Zummi | Gruffi | Grammi | Tummi | Sunni | Cubbi | Gusto Gummi | Buddy | Gritty | Chummi Gummi | Sir Gallent | Sir Thornberry | Ursa
Other Characters: Cavin | Calla | King Gregor | Sir Tuxford | Artie Deco | Loopy | Gryphons | Aquarianne | Finwithit | Chillbeard | Chillbeard Jr. | Real Dragon | Sir Gawain | Prince Yen Moon | Princess Marie | King Jean-Claude | Doctor Dexter | Madam Blesabo | Ramas | Victor Igthorn | Nogum | Giggilen | Abbot Costello and Friars | Unwin | Gustav the Giant
Villains: Duke Igthorn | Toadwart | Ogres | Lady Bane | Evelyn and Emmadrille | Trolls | Troggles | Carpies | Airiels | Spinster | Floogel | Slugger | Hunter | Malsinger | Angelo Davini | Lord Willoughby | Flint Shrubwood | Zorlock and Grot | Marquis de Bouillabaisse | Marzipan | Dreaded One | Mysterious Knight

Locations: Dunwyn Castle | Drekmore Castle | Gummi Glen | Gummadoon | Quick Tunnels | Gusto Falls | Ursalia | Airiel Island | Xiang Wu | New Gumbrea | Pendragon Hill | Leviathan Mountain | Fangwood Forest | Willoughby Manor

Objects: Great Book of Gummi | Gummiberry Juice | Gummi Flying Machine | Gummi Digging Machine | Changing Hat | Gummi Bear Medallion | Gummiscope | Gummarine | Tall Tales of The Gummi Bear | Dragon Decoy | Magical Gummi Statue | Chummi Gummi's flying ship | Ursalia Horn | Doomsday Clock

Songs: Gummi Bears Theme | Gummiberry Juice | Rough, Tough, Burly Sailor Song

Other: The Disney Afternoon | Disney Afternoon Soundtrack | Let's Go to Disneyland Paris

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