The Giant Magnet is a large orange demolition junkyard magnetic crane with an angry expression who appears in The Brave Little Toaster.
Role in filmEdit
He is the final antagonist of the film. He appears near the end of the film, when the main characters are sent to Ernie's Disposal, an automotive junkyard. During the song "Worthless", the magnet kills no fewer than nine wrecked cars, except a bus, picking them up and dropping them onto a conveyor belt leading to a machine which crushes them into tiny cubes while the appliances try to find cover from him. Unlike the wrecked cars, he doesn't have a sad expression; in fact, he has a mad one.
Being a cold and uncaring machine created to destroy, the magnet shows no sympathy for his victims and has no regrets about killing them. Although the giant magnet is simply performing its job, like Elmo St. Peters, to destroy the cars, it later becomes a true villain, deliberately going after the appliances and picking up every object they hide under. When the Master arrives at Ernie's Disposal to retrieve his appliances, he grabs onto them just as the magnet picks them up, being lifted into the air and dropped onto the conveyor belt along with them. As they are about to be killed by the crusher, Toaster jumps into the workings of the machine, using his own body to jam its gears. Crusher is disabled just in time, and the Toaster is repaired by the Master.