General Otmin, or simply Otmin, is a minor supporting antagonist in the 2005 live action movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He is a huge, black, male minotaur and the General of the White Witch's army. He is the undisputed leader of the other minotaurs, a skilled tactician, a fierce warrior, and a loyal follower of Jadis, the White Witch.
Role in Film
Otmin is first seen in the film at the White Witch's camp, in Jadis' tent drawing up battle plans with her and a cyclops. When Oreius, the Centaur who was the General of Aslan's army, leads a raid on the camp with several Narnian soldiers to save Edmund Pevensie, who was being held captive. Otmin hears the commotion outside and exclaims, "The Prisoner," and walks out with Jadis and sees many of their soldiers dead, which makes Otmin growl in anger, and Ginarrbrik tied to the tree where Edmund had been tied. Jadis frees the dwarf and turns to Otmin and says, "We have work to do."
Otmin travels with Jadis to Aslan's camp, along with several of his fellow minotaurs acting as her bodyguards, four cyclopses, carrying her throne, and Ginarrbrik, announcing her arrival. Otmin is quick to jump to Jadis' defense when Peter Pevensie threatens her when she claims Edmund's life as her property, by taking up his ax and snarling at Peter.
Otmin is present at the Stone Table when Aslan sacrifices himself to the White Witch in Edmund's place. Otmin is the first to walk up to the Great Lion and pokes him with the handle of his ax, which causes Aslan to growl at him. After looking to Jadis for permission, Otmin knocks Aslan down with his ax. He takes delight in watching the Great Lion be tortured, humiliated, and killed. After Jadis kills Aslan, she orders him to ready their soldiers for the upcoming battle, which he eagerly does with a battle cry.
At the start of the first Battle of Beruna, Otmin was at the head of the White Witch's army. He roared and raised his battle-ax, signaling the rest of the army to come forward. The White Witch's army greatly outnumbered the Narnian army. Jadis told Otmin she wanted all the Narnians dead, and the latter obliged.
Otmin led about half of Jadis' troops, which still outnumbered the Narnian troops, as the first wave to wear-out the Narnians. Otmin alone noticed the Gryphons and Eagles from the Narnian side flying overhead preparing to drop boulders on them, and shouted to his fellow soldiers to "LOOK TO THE SKY!" Otmin managed to avoid the rocks and continued to charge fiercely into battle, pulling out his falcion and killing several centaurs by slicing through their torsos and sending them tumbling.
Otmin's final scene was when he fought against Oreius, who was going after Jadis in an attempt to save Peter, who had been thrown from his unicorn and badly hurt. Oreius and Otmin charged fiercely and bravely at each other, the latter even snarling at the former. Oreius knocked Otmin's ax out of his hands, but the minotaur grabbed a tight hold onto the centaur's side. Oreius tried to shake Otmin loose, even slamming him into a boulder, but the minotaur still clung tightly onto the centaur's side as they rode through the battlefield together.
In the end, when Otmin was reaching for his falcion, Oreius stabbed the minotaur in his exposed back with his two one-handed swords. Otmin released his grip on Oreius and fell down dead face first onto the grassy battle ground with the centaur's swords still stuck in his back.
Description and Personality
- Otmin was a character created for the movie.
- Otmin was not mentioned in the book; however, there are minotaurs mentioned in the book.
- In the video game, Otmin is the boss on the Battle of Beruna level.