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The Mayor of Hamelin
The Mayor of Hamelin
Background information
Feature films The Pied Piper
Television programs Once Upon a Time
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by Doug Abrahams (Once Upon a Time)
Portrayed by
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Corrupt, dishonest, miserly, disdainful, ungrateful
Appearance Obese, middle-aged
Nationality German (presumed)
Species Human
Occupation Mayor
Alignment Neutral/Bad
Goal Rid Hamelin of its rat infestation
Home Hamelin
Enemies The Pied Piper
Likes Gold
Dislikes Rats, giving away money, being bested by those he cheats
Powers and abilities
Fate Left to face the furious folk of Hamelin after the Pied Piper leads all the children away.
Quote "Blow you pipe until you burst!"

The Mayor of Hamelin is the main antagonist from the Silly Symphony short The Pied Piper.


The Pied Piper

With his town plagued by swarm of rats, the Mayor of Hamelin offers a bag of gold to whomever can rid the town of the rats  At that moment, a colorfully dressed young man (the titular Pied Piper) passes by and upon hearing the mayor's decree, offers his services.  By playing his pipe, he hypnotizes the rats and leads them out of town where he puts them in pursuit of a giant illusionary piece of cheese.

However, upon his return and request for the promised reward, the mayor and people of Hamelin mock him for demanding payment, claiming that the rats left of their own accord while the Piper played on his instrument and give a single coin instead of the entire bag. When the incensed Piper threatens to lead the children of Hamelin away in retaliation, the Mayor dares him to "blow your pipe until you burst" as the townsfolk had locked the gateway after the rats left.  To the Mayor's shock, the Piper not only charms the children into following him but enchants the town gate into ripping itself open and allowing the children to leave.  As the Piper leads the children of Hamelin into the hills, the Mayor is left to face the wrath of the angry townsfolk.

Once Upon a Time

In this show, the Mayor of Hamelin is replaced by The Sherif of Hamelin portrayed by Doug Abrahams and appears in the third season, worried by the disappearance of the children caused by Peter Pan.


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