Character : The glutton hunchback with a falsetto voice can also adopt several roles: valet or servant, baker, landlord, monastery guard, peasant, merchant, soldier, bandit, thief. The fairies which leaned on his crib must have been witches because he has inherited mostly unpleasant traits: he shouts and becomes angry at anything, he is a brutal, vulgar, wicked, greedy robber and liar.
His movements are slow and his unkempt appearance turn him into a simpleton, but his mind is sharp, particularly in his repartees as he adresses the audience directly. He is Harlequin’s enemy and a fight is more than likely to erupt every time they meet.
This character does not play a large part in dramatic literature. He is much more present in Puppetry.
Costume and Mask : He wears a white smock bound at the waist with a string and a pair of equally large white trousers. His typical hat is made in the shape of a white or gray sugarloaf. He never goes without an enormous club.
His mask is often greenish or dark red with a large hawkishhook nose and his forehead is striated by prominent warty eyebrows.