King Bull Sparra

King Bull Sparra and Matthias struggle
King Bull Sparra and Matthias struggle

Species: Sparrow
Place of Origin: Warbeak Loft
Gender: Male
Weapon: Natural defenses
Death: Drowning after falling from the top of Redwall down into the abbey pond
Appears: Redwall
Voice(s): Ben Campbell (Redwall), Billy Maher
TV Series: Season 1

King Bull Sparra was the monarch leader of the Sparra tribe above Redwall Abbey, and the brother of Dunwing and uncle of Warbeak. He inherited the sword of Martin the Warrior from King Bloodfeather. King Bull Sparra was clever, but insane at the same time.

While hunting for worms in Mossflower Woods with his brother-in-law - Dunwing's husband - Greytail, he was attacked by Asmodeus and dropped the sword during the melee. Asmodeus then took possession of the sword, and King Bull Sparra ordered Greytail to retrieve the sword for his king. Greytail attempted to get the sword from Asmodeus but he was bitten by the adder. Miraculously, he did not die instantly, and upon returning to the Sparra court, Greytail told Dunwing what really happened while King Bull Sparra told everyone else that Greytail's injuries were due to a starling fight and pretended that he still owned the sword. Greytail died of his wounds shortly after.

King Bull Sparra captured Matthias when he climbed up to the Sparra court. Due to the pleas of his sister and his niece, he spared Matthias' life, but enslaved him for her. He had a special fondness for candied chestnuts, which he repeatedly demanded from Matthias. He had no fledglings of his own and he had a soft spot for Warbeak, regarding her as his favorite niece. King Bull observed that Matthias' belt was derived from the same leather as his scabbard and took it from him. On the day that Matthias escaped the loft, King Bull was led to believe that Asmodeus was spotted in Mossflower dying with the Sword due to a rumor started by Dunwing. After hiding the scabbard and belt in the back of an old armchair, King Bull led a party of warriors to locate the adder. Unsuccessful in his search, he flew back to Redwall Abbey. Noticing Matthias on the roof waving the scabbard and belt for Jess Squirrel, King Bull attacked Matthias and dug his claws into the belt, however he was knocked senseless by the mouse's scabbard. He fell off the roof and dragged Matthias down with him.

His body was found later along with the injured Matthias in the Abbey pond, and a portion of his beak was lodged in Matthias' shoulder.

King Bull Sparra from the Redwall TV Series

King Bull Sparra, as interpreted by Chinese Artists

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