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Blitzen
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Gender

Male

Species

Reindeer

Eye Colour

Blue

Fur Colour

Brown

Friends

Long Eared Jack, Rabbit Thugs Vixen (formerly), Other Sleigh Team members (formerly)

Enemies

Robbie, Rudolph, Donner, Prancer, Tapir, Old Jingle, Santa Claus, The Vikings, Other Sleigh Team members

Goal

To win The Reindeer Games and stop Robbie joining the sleigh team (Hooves Of Fire), To turn the reindeer into robots for Blitzen's Reindeer World (Legend of the Lost Tribe)

Fate

Is arrested and forced to paint Robbie dolls (Hooves Of Fire)
Is once again jailed along with Carlos and the Rabbit Thugs (Legend of the Lost Tribe)

Appears in

Hooves Of Fire
Legend Of The Lost Tribe

Voiced by

Steve Coogan (UK)
Hugh Grant (US)


Blitzen is a character in the Robbie the Reindeer films. He is the former Captain of the sleigh team, the ex-boyfriend of Vixen, the arch rival of Robbie and the main antagonist of Hooves Of Fire and Legend Of The Lost Tribe.

Robbie the ReindeerEdit

Hooves Of FireEdit

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In the first film, Blitzen is first seen in Reindeer Lodge greeting Robbie after he arrives in Coldchester and introducing him to the other reindeer, however when Robbie goes upstairs to his room, Blitzen reveals his true feelings for Robbie to his fellow teammates Prancer and Vixen (whom Blitzen is in a relationship with), saying that despite he himself being the captain of the team for years, Robbie's father is the famous reindeer just because he saved the day for Santa one time. Blitzen is also shown to hate hearing his name and wouldn't let anyone say it in his presence (though actually this is due to copyright reasons). He also says that if he can't get Robbie's father, he'll get Robbie and will not stop until he destroys him.

Blitzen is then seen a month later convincing Robbie to stop exercising and gives him a cheese burger, fries, a pipe and a newspaper. He is later seen at Santa Claus's party where the new sleigh is being shown off, where it is revealed that Blitzen had added a GPS system (which he secretly added on purpose to convince Robbie not to join the team). Later that night in Reindeer Lodge, Blitzen finally manages to get Robbie to leave by telling him that Santa will put him on the team anyway because he liked his father, but the sleigh will be late and slow and many children will not get their presents, but says that Robbie won't be blamed but his father will be for having him. After Robbie leaves, Blitzen is then seen going upstairs to join Vixen to "stoke her fire". Sometime later, Blitzen is seen in his room throwing darts and weapons at a photo of Robbie, unaware that Robbie himself is watching this happen.

On the day of The Reindeer Games, Blitzen is seen putting a drug in his drink in order to enhance his performance on at the games' events and is seen holding hands with Vixen when the judges give him high scores. Blitzen sees to his shock, Robbie quickly saving Baby Claus from being squashed by one of The Three Ten Tonners, due to his speed. During The Steeplechase, Blitzen speeds ahead of the other competitors, but Robbie rejoins the race (after leaving to save Old Jingle) and catches up with him.

Near the end of the race, Blitzen knocks Robbie to the ground with a hurdle to slow him down, but Robbie uses his nose jump to catch up and both reach the finishing line at the same time. However in a photo finish, it shows that Blitzen reached there first and he starts to celebrate, but his celebrations are short lived when the elf judges call him out for being a cheat and and take him away to have a sample, thus disqualifying him as winner. As Blitzen is taken away, Vixen calls after him, saying that he is chucked.

He is last seen in prison painting Robbie dolls for next Christmas.

Legend Of The Lost TribeEdit

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In the second film set three years later, Blitzen is released from prison 50 years early for good behaviour. After being released, he returns to Reindeer Lodge and claims that he has changed and wishes to help them fix their holiday business North Pole Holidays by building a hotel. Robbie and the other reindeer welcome Blitzen back, but Donner is suspicious. Later, an Internet billionaire rabbit named Warren Hutch arrives and wishes to stay at the new hotel.

When the hotel is built, Blitzen says to the other reindeer that they should hold a champagne reception for Warren and says that he left champagne in the hotel's lobby, causing the reindeer to rush inside. However when they do, Donner's suspicions are proven true when Blitzen presses a button on a remote which turns the hotel into a jail and traps the other reindeer. Robbie pleads for Blitzen to let them out, but he refuses as they never got him out of prison and Warren Hutch reveals that he is actually called Long Eared Jack a master of disguise. Blitzen then tells the reindeer that he and Jack are going to show them the meaning of suffering and says that the reindeer have started building his new attraction called Blitzen's Reindeer World, saying the tourists hated North Pole Holidays but they'll love Reindeer World.

Later that night whilst Blitzen, Jack and their Rabbit Thugs are distracted, the reindeer find a weak part of their jail which was built by Robbie (due to him not being good at building) but as they get out, they are caught and only Robbie, Donner and Prancer escape whilst Old Jingle and Tapir and the other reindeer are locked up again. Jack tells Blitzen that he can get the trio back and goes under the disguise of Yukon Bob and recaptures Prancer, Donner and eventually Robbie.

Blitzen places mind control hats on Prancer, Donner and the other reindeer which turns them into robots and they can't feel pain. The reindeer are then put into the park's ride whilst Robbie is hung above a pit full of bear traps. This event is watched by Blitzen and Jack who asks Blitzen why Robbie is not wearing a head device and Blitzen replies by saying that he wants Robbie to feel every moment of it (possibly because he still wants to harm Robbie to get back at his father). Luckily, Robbie is rescued by a group of Vikings he met whilst on the run and goes off to rescue the other reindeer.

Blitzen then flees after stealing a cart used by Des Yeti and Alan Snowman and activates it's flight mode, but is followed by Robbie, who uses a popcorn machine to catch up. As the two reindeer fight, Donner arrives (via being shot out of a tuba) and tells Robbie that they need to talk and that he shouldn't take her for granted. Blitzen stops the fight halfway and tells Donner that it's obvious that Robbie loves her, it's just that he forgets himself sometimes because he's an idiot then tells Robbie that he should make an effort like listening to Donner and let her know that he needs her Robbie like ask her to marry him. However just as Robbie proposes to Donner, Blitzen prepares to attack him, but Donner defends her fiancé and punches Blitzen so hard he ends up flying back to prison where he is joined by Jack's controller Carlos and the Rabbit Thugs.

During the end credits of the British version, clips of the cast reading out their lines are seen.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • According to storyboards, Blitzen was meant to have hair and wore a necklace.
  • It is presumed that Blitzen is currently continuing to serve his 50 year prison sentence (which may have extended due to what he did in Legend of the Lost Tribe) as he is not seen or mentioned in the third film Close Encounters Of The Herd Kind.

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