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Pedro Madrigal is a minor character who appears in the 2021 Disney animated film, Encanto. He was the late patriarch of the Madrigal family, husband of Alma Madrigal, father of the triplet children, Pepa, Bruno, and Julieta, and grandfather of Mirabel, Luisa, Isabela, Dolores, Camilo, and Antonio.
Pedro was Alma Madrigal's husband. At an unexplained point in time, he met Alma during a celebration for Day of the Little Candles, where they fell in love and eventually got married. Sometime later, Pedro lived with his wife peacefully in a village with children on the way, but when a conflict struck his town, he was forced to leave his home with his family. Later during the conflict, Pedro sacrificed himself to the conquerors, allowing Alma and their children to escape, but this tragically cost him his life.
However, the candle Alma held onto was imbued with magic, and by a miracle, she survived with her three children, Julieta, Pepa, and Bruno. The miracle also created Casa Madrigal in an Encanto, where Alma became the matriarch of their family and passed down the magic of the candle to her and Pedro's descendants, as well as preserving the town. Pedro is still remembered fondly by his wife, who remains loyal to him and often prays to him when in need. A portrait of Pedro is hung in the Casita and Alma keeps a locket with his picture around her neck at all times.
Role in the film
Pedro is only seen in two flashbacks throughout the entire film. In the beginning of the film, Pedro and his wife are forced to leave their home during an attack but later when they arrive at a nearby river, Pedro died, being killed by a group of soldiers, causing Alma to lose her husband throughout the moment. Following the death of her husband, Alma held onto a magical candle which brought life to the village of Encanto, bringing magic to the magical house.
Later after Casa Madrigal is destroyed after losing all of its magic and the Madrigal family members are homeless, a heartbroken Mirabel runs away to the river where Pedro was last seen and Abuela encounters Mirabel who is losing faith in herself after Casa Madrigal was destroyed. During the "Dos Oruguitas" sequence, it features a flashback showing Pedro's relationship with his wife Alma to which the two suddenly become married together and after getting married, Alma became pregnant and showed her husband a cutout of three babies, just as Alma feels excited that she will have children to which Alma suddenly gave birth to three children, prior to the family evacuating their home from an armed conflict. Seeing the conflict from the distance, Pedro, Alma, and their three children are forced to evacuate just as they arrive at a nearby river along with a group of survivors. Pedro later sees a group of soldiers charging toward the river, which results in Alma losing her husband before building Casa Madrigal. After witnessing her grandmother's tragic backstory, Mirabel is able to understand Alma's reasons for being so hard on her family. Later after recapping, Alma then admits it was her fault in causing Casa Madrigal to lose all of its magic, leading her to reconcile with Mirabel, saying that when she asked Pedro for help, he sent her Mirabel. After that, Mirabel, and the rest of the Madrigal family, and the town to rebuild the house.
- Pedro is the only member of the Madrigal family to have no speaking lines.
- Bush, Jared (December 8, 2021). "Pedro's info". Twitter.