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Ludo is a major antagonist of the Disney XD series Star vs. the Forces of Evil. He is a villainous Kappa with many henchmen at his disposal, and is the arch-enemy of Star Butterfly. He was the main antagonist for most of season one, where he sought to claim Star's magic wand as his own to rule the universe, and briefly allied with Toffee to do so. By season two, he gains his own wand, but gets possessed by Toffee.

Background

Ludo was once part of a family of bird-like creatures led by Lord Brudo and Lady Avarius in Mewni. He was considered the runt of fifty offspring and did not grow properly like the rest of his siblings; due to his abnormality, his family treated him severely in hopes of toughening him up for most of his childhood. When he was younger, Ludo became frightened of beards from a traumatic experience involving a beard during a birthday party.

One day, when the family went on a vacation without him, Ludo seized the opportunity to lock them outside and took over Castle Avarius, forcing his family to vacate to the Forest of Certain Death. Ludo then built an army of monsters over time and began organizing plans to steal the wand of Mewni's royal family.

Personality

Ludo is defined by his maliciousness and selfishness, bent on obtaining the magic wand to rule the entire universe out of pride without any qualms against who gets hurt in the way, even his allies. He has no empathy towards his own minions, punishing them for failure and is intolerant of tardiness, and will put his own safety and needs above them. Despite his ruthless nature, Ludo is weak and cowardly, having his minions do the fighting for him and quickly retreating after his army is defeated. However, he possesses tenacity, refusing to give up on obtaining the magic wand even after countless defeats.

Although Ludo is evil, he is shown to have a childish and naive side, presumably due to his upbringing which fueled his ambition for power. According to himself, Ludo's family was distant and lacked parental guidance growing up, resulting in Ludo becoming self-serving but also left him childlike and feeling bereft. As a result, when left without a proper guide or in a conundrum, Ludo can become quickly affix to someone else given they provide him with results and have the patience and respect to deal with him; this was evident when Ludo became attached to Glossaryck due to the strong patience Glossaryck put up with Ludo. However, Ludo can also be easily manipulated by more evil entities into doing their work under the guise of them supporting Ludo.

After he was stranded in the wilderness, Ludo developed greater determination, strength and cunning in his competition against the wildlife for food, to the point of gaining authority over the more aggressive animals. He soon loses his former cowardice, as he gains more minions over time with the power of his new wand and confronted Star with greater success compared to his previous encounters.

Physical appearance

Ludo is a short, dull green bird-like monster with yellow eyes, a dark beak with teeth in it, and a large round head with warts on it. Unlike the rest of his family, Ludo lacks wings, or at least feathers, on his arms. When he was first introduced, he wore a green cloak with a dark fur collar and skulls, a creature's skull on his head, and flip-flops on his feet. During the events of "Ludo in the Wild", Ludo's appearance changed drastically: he no longer wears his skull cap and now has a long gray beard braided into three tails while wearing a chip bag over his body.

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Trivia

  • Ludo is the fourth Disney character voiced by Alan Tudyk. The first three are King Candy from Wreck-It Ralph, the Duke of Weselton from Frozen, and Alistair Krei from Big Hero 6.
  • Ludo appears to be a Kappa, an aquatic yokai from Japanese mythology which is often said to resemble a turtle with a beaked mouth full of sharp teeth and a water bowl on its head. In the episode "Quest Buy", what appears to be Ludo's water bowl can be seen briefly on his head.

References


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StarVTFOE Logo
Media
Star vs. the Forces of EvilStar vs. The Dungeon of EvilCreature CaptureStar and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every DimensionComic Books
Characters
Star ButterflyMarco DiazPony HeadLudoKing ButterflyQueen ButterflyGlossaryckFerguson O'durgusonAlfonzo DolittleJackie-Lynn ThomasJanna OrdoniaBrittney WongMr. and Mrs. DiazKing Pony HeadOskar GreasonMiss SkullnickTom LucitorLaser PuppiesCharlie BoothSabrina BackintoshJeremy BirnbaumJustinBuff FrogBuff Frog's TadpolesAndreaLarsMonster ArmPrincipal SkeevesDojo SenseiLudo's ArmyPixie EmpressPrincess SmooshyToffeeFather TimeHeliosMiss HeinousMina LoveberryEclipsa ButterflyHekapooOmnitraxus PrimeRhombulusLekmetKellyLove Sentence
Episodes
Season One: "Star Comes to Earth/Party With a Pony" • "Match Maker/School Spirit" • "Monster Arm/The Other Exchange Student" • "Cheer Up Star/Quest Buy" • "Diaz Family Vacation/Brittney's Party" • "Mewberty/Pixtopia" • "Lobster Claws/Sleep Spells" • "Blood Moon Ball/Fortune Cookies" • "Freeze Day/Royal Pain" • "St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses" • "Mewnipendance Day/The Banagic Incident" • "Interdimensional Field Trip/Marco Grows a Beard" • "Storm the Castle"

Season Two: "My New Wand!/Ludo in the Wild" • "Mr. Candle Cares/Red Belt" • "Star on Wheels/Fetch" • "Star vs. Echo Creek/Wand to Wand" • "Starstruck/Camping Trip" • "Starsitting/On the Job" • "Goblin Dogs/By the Book" • "Game of Flags/Girls' Day Out" • "Sleepover/Gift of the Card" • "Friendenemies/Is Mystery" • "Hungry Larry/Spider With a Top Hat" • "Into the Wand/Pizza Thing" • "Page Turner/Naysaya" • "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown" • "Raid the Cave/Trickstar" • "Baby/Running with Scissors" • "Mathmagic/The Bounce Lounge" • "Crystal Clear/The Hard Way" • "Heinous/All Belts are Off" • "Collateral Damage/Just Friends" • "Face the Music" • "Starcrushed"
Season Three: "The Battle for Mewni"

Objects
Royal Magic WandDimensional ScissorsMagic Instruction BookWheel of Progress
Songs
I'm from Another Dimension Closing ThemeSpace UnicornAwesome FeelingToo Little Too LateWaiting for MeJust FriendsThe Ballad of Star Butterfly
Locations
MewniEcho CreekEcho Creek AcademySt. Olga's Reform School for Wayward PrincessesDiaz HouseQuest BuyLudo's CastlePixtopia
See Also
Mewberty