March 11, 2018 at 10:23 pm #4545
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I remember thinking that Mr. Threehorn was really mean when I was a kid. I pretty much hated him and felt sorry for Cera.March 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm #4548
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It took me a few seconds to figure out what you meant. As a kid, I thought that Mr. Threehorn was a creep. Now that I’m older, I’m a bit more tolerant of him.
One of the biggest changes was the third movie. While what he did by bringing Cera into danger with that wild fire and blaming Littlefoot were hard to excuse, his actions in “Standing Tough” actually make more sense now that I’m older. I had thought him being a bully with the water rationing, but now I see that he was just trying to make sure that they had enough and that they would run out of water later rather than sooner.
At first, I thought you meant, was Mr. Threehorn always this way, even as a kid. That answer might be no. The reason being is that Tria said that he used to be nicer when he was younger.
I think that, in part, the loss of his wife and most of his kids caused him to be so overprotective of Cera just like Marlin was of Nemo after his wife and most of his kids were killed by the barracuda.
March 12, 2018 at 10:18 pm #4554
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I really hated him when I was a kid. He’s kinda grown on me a little bit now that I’m older, but I still don’t particularly like him, and I doubt I ever will. How he was in the third movie especially left a sour taste in my mouth.June 11, 2018 at 12:55 am #4761
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Actually, something in the third movie he said made me wonder if, like Cera had her prejudiced ideas from her father, that Mr. Threehorn was the same way:
I used to hear my father say
“Stand and fight, don’t run away”
He made me what I am today
It would explain why he was so aggressive, because he sees being more passive or, for the most part, admitting that he is afraid, as a sign of weakness. That Grandpa Longneck (and his family, minus, perhaps, Bron) are more passive on dealing with things, I think, he sees as a sign of weakness.
This theory further makes sense because Cera is the same way, in that she doesn’t want to admit that she is afraid, that she has bad Sleep Stories, or even that she went the wrong way and almost got her friends killed in the Mountains that Burn. (I bet first being saved by Littlefoot’s mother and later Littlefoot and the others, when she thought them as inferior, had to have dealt a massive blow to her ego.)
As for his weird protectiveness of Cera, we know that he had a wife and a bunch of daughters (Cera never mentioned any brothers, so, it may be safe to assume that they were all girls) and yet, as far as I know, we only saw him arrive at the Great Valley, meaning that the others most likely died somehow along the way. We saw the same overprotective behavior from Marlin in Finding Nemo after he lost his wife and all but one of his eggs. While Marlin didn’t directly lead Nemo, at least in Finding Nemo anyway, into danger, his overprotectiveness ticked off Nemo to the point where he went and swam into open water and specifically went and touched the boat in outright defiance of Marlin (he ever glared at him as he moved his fin to touch the boat), and Nemo’s reckless act was the reason that he got captured and taken to Australia.
Another thing to think about is that Tria said that Mr. Threehorn used to be far nicer when she had last known him, suggesting that something happened to him (perhaps a tragedy for which he blamed himself) that altered his personality for the worse. Also, though perhaps just coincidence, I’ve noticed that after he married Tria, he GREATLY mellowed down, which makes me think that his wife died indeed die untimely and the loss of her had negatively affected him and his marriage to Tria, at least to a good degree, healed that.
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