Despereaux Tilling is the titular main protagonist of The Tale of Despereaux. He is a courageous young mouse with big ears and a love of reading books and exploring.
Why He Rocks
- Unlike the rest of the citizens of Mousetown, he is courageous and adventurous.
- He enjoys reading books instead of eating them.
- He is intelligent and inquisitive, as he constantly questions his town's way of living.
- He is generous to everyone around him, even his enemies and those who don't respect him.
- He is acrobatic, as he is able to collect cheese from mousetraps without being caught in them.
- He proves to be a great swordsman despite his lack of experience.
- Matthew Broderick did an incredible job voicing him.
- He is able to glide with his enormous ears.
- He is pretty much friendly to everyone around him.
- He values truth, honor, and decency, which one would find in a hero.
- He inspired other mice to overcome their fears.
- He can sometimes let his curiosity get the better of him.
- As courageous as he is, he can be reckless and impulsive at times.