– Timothy to Hill before facing execution.
Timothy Wimbledon was the second prince and self-proclaimed fourth king of the Kingdom of Graycastle. He was a secondary antagonist of the 1st volume and the primary antagonist of the entire 2nd volume and the first 28 chapters of Volume 3.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Timothy is described to have been attractive, with short and curly gray hair and eyes. Timothy was also suggested to not have been as strongly built as Gerald Wimbledon, but was not suggested to be diminutive in stature.
Timothy often was viewed as confident, charismatic, and held a regal composure fitting of a Monarch.
In the manhua adaptation, Timothy has short grey hair with multiple bangs hanging over his forehead. He wears a purple aristocratic coat and a white jabot. When he framed Gerald, he also wore a white cloak that is held together by a golden chain.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Timothy Wimbledon was often portrayed as a supremely confident, charismatic, and oft conniving individual. At many occasions, he was described as intelligent by many and stood second only to his youngest sister, Tilly. This intellect allowed Timothy to discover the Church's plot against the Kingdom of Graycastle far before many others fully grasped the situation and it is briefly suggested he may have been able to succeed had it not been for the interference of Roland and Garcia. However despite possessing such high intelligence, he was unknown to the fact that the church used him to conquer the world.
Due to his impressive cunning wit and ambitious actions during his early life, Timothy was widely regarded as being the true successor over the throne. This realization likely played a key influence in Timothy's personality as he was later depicted to have frequently engaged in acts of supremacy over those he deemed inferior. He primarily targeted his younger brother Roland, whom was the frequent target of often brutal and cruel acts by Timothy, Gerald and Garcia.
It is also likely due to his position that this personality tendency was never corrected, as neither his father nor overseers seemed to have taken any action against Timothy for his crueler tendencies, allowing him to continue his tyrant behaviours. This also spilled forth in Timothy's seeming disregard for life in his later years as Prince and then King of Graycastle.
Timothy was not entirely bad nor corrupt, however, as he was frequently depicted as showing favor to those who served him effectively or loyally. He was also shown to have at least some ability to forgive failure, but was vicious to those who were incompetent, and cruel to those who were not totally loyal.
It is also strongly suggested that the Challenge of Succession may have affected Timothy's disposition and that of his siblings in their pursuit of Kingship. This division likely effected Timothy at a psychological level and only furthered his tendencies once his siblings became enemies and the throne became a prize. Further adding the serious and sudden suicide of his father right before his eyes, it can be entirely likely that Timothy suffered some form of psychological trauma as a direct result. This can be extrapolated from his vicious lashing out against the population of Graycastle's King City in an effort to locate the potential Witch responsible.
This negative development within Timothy is likely what inspired many of his later actions during his subsequent days and reign. His haste to the throne led him to sacrifice his older brother Gerald as a murderer and his own reign of the Kingdom was shaky at best. Many times it is suggested the pressure and oppression he felt from his siblings, first Garcia, then Roland, increasingly affected Timothy's ability to lead.
As the turmoil that was the struggle for the throne build ever higher, Timothy began to make more and more unreasonable demands upon his subjects and soldiers which culminated in his merciless use of the Pill of Madness. His violent military campaigns against both nobles and his sister Garcia left much of over half of the Kingdom in ruins, with at least tens of thousands dead.
Likely from the stress and weight of leadership Timothy was unprepared to carry, his respect for life nearly vanished by the end of his reign and his violent and cruel tendencies came to a head with the use of suicidal soldiers. His great intellect was simply not enough to overcome the sheer dominance of his younger brother's, Roland, sheer technological superiority which led to his eventual demise.
When the city fell, Timothy is shown to have a minor breakdown as he nihilistically plots the destruction of his own Kingdom as he would rather the entire Kingdom burn rather than let any of his siblings possess 'his' throne. His plot to use the Church to this end, a bitter enemy of Timothy's by this point, shows his determination to inflict harm upon Roland who had stolen his power. This possessive and dominant passion would quickly vanish upon his capture and subsequent imprisonment. His ambitions and cruelty vanished as the consequences of his actions were brought against him and his mind began to fray. The proud Timothy fruitlessly begs for his life and weeps shamefully as he is death becomes certain.
Even though at the beginning, Timothy was shown to be a capable, confident, and ambitious prospective King, the weight and responsibilities of his reign led to his subsequent fall.
Ever since the surprise bombing at his palace, Timothy has started to slowly decrease and ban the trade of saltpeter. It can be due to 2 matters. He doesn't want Roland to create more firearms, and he wanted all the saltpeter for himself in order to research how to create a good firearm.
Technologies Invented[edit | edit source]
- Prototype Firearm: Based on the powerful flintlock model Roland used to defeat Duke Ryan and his very own mad-pill enforced army, he created a faulty product which can only shoot targets at a much shorter range about ~5m away. Despite Timothy gathering the most experienced blacksmiths in King's City, he was only able to create 20 prototypes per month. According to him, 4 barrels has exploded so far, and his soldiers are reluctant to use the weapon. Roland on the other side, has managed to create a few hundred firearms over the winter. Roland inspected the firearm the rebels used against him after the war and concluded that no matter how badly made the firearm is, it still barely fits the description of a firearm.
- Land Mine: Barrels covered with oil and saltpeter, his plan was to blast Roland's men into pieces when they stepped into the mine. However his plan was foiled when Sylvie X-Ray-ed the ground and found suspicious items. Roland, did secretly commended him for his landmine plan which was very effective in previous world wars.
Background[edit | edit source]
Timothy frequently harassed and bullied his younger brother Roland and is strongly implied to have been the root cause to many of the former Prince's vices and malicious behavior. This will later come back in a form of retribution, where Roland installed fear into Timothy through staring at each other shortly before his execution.
It is strongly suggested early on that Timothy was the favored son of Wimbledon III and destined for the throne ahead of his elder brother Gerald. Whilst his cunning was matched by both Tilly and Garcia, the latter two were females and thus not equally considered for the royal succession until the Battle for Succession.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- He first appeared in Chapter 45.
- In the Manhua Chapter 33.
- Timothy is the first of Roland’s enemies to try and create firearms.