Corin

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Bio Info

Title: Prince Corin Thunder-Fist

Age: 14

Species: Son of Adam, Archenlander

Home: Castle of Anvard, Archenland

Physical Description: Fairhaired and light-skinned

Tools: His fists

First Appearance: The Horse and His Boy, Ch. 5 (1954)


Appearances

~ The Horse and His Boy ~ (1954)

Corin first makes an appearance as a scruffy young man pulling himself astride a windowsill with Shasta staring at him from within. Corin had been out defending Queen Susan's honor with his fists among the low-life crowd of Tashbaan. After making his escape from Tashbaan with the other Narnians, Corin rides from Cair Paravel with the war party to Anvard. They run into Shasta along the way. During a short halt, Corin gets into a tussle with Thornbut, a Narnian dwarf charged with attending the young prince, resulting in Thornbut's injury. Corin then convinces Shasta to wear the dwarf's armor so that he could take part in the coming battle. Though Corin fights well, he is reprimanded by his father, King Lune, because he had been strictly forbidden to ride into battle. He attends the luncheon during which his father and the Narnian rulers discuss Rabadash's fate, causing general amusement when he asks to box Rabadash. When Aslan arrives, Corin and the others watch as Rabadash is turned into a donkey. Corin is ecstatic when he discovers that he will not have to be king because of his twin Cor's reappearance. As the boys grow up together, Corin and Cor have many brotherly quarrels, usually resulting in Corin knocking Cor down. Corin eventually becomes a famous boxer and is remembered for boxing the Lapsed Bear of Stormness for thirty-three rounds without a timekeeper.

~ The Last Battle ~ (1956)

Corin is there to welcome the friends of Narnia at the final reunion.




About Corin

Corin is a happy-go-lucky princeling who does not often think about the consequences of his actions. He is impulsive, brave, and lighthearted, and believes that any issues can be resolved by boxing. Corin has a taste for adventure and his mischievous escapades are well known among the Archenlanders and Narnians. Corin is not afraid to take risks. He is intensely loyal and unselfish, and rejoices when he learns that his twin Cor is the heir to the throne, because "it's princes have all the fun." Corin's fun-loving nature makes him a lovable character and a good counterpart to his more serious brother.


Quotes

  • "I say: we ought to be able to get some fun out of this being mistaken for one another." (HHB, Ch. 5)
  • "A boy in the street made a beastly joke about Queen Susan, so I knocked him down." (HHB Ch. 5)
  • "Don't you see, Sire? It's my double: the boy you mistook me for at Tashbaan." (HHB, Ch. 12)
  • "Father! Can I box him? Please." (HHB, Ch. 15)
  • "Does it ever get caught on a hook halfway?" (HHB, Ch. 15)
  • "Hurrah! Hurrah! I shan't have to be King. I shan't have to be King. I'll always be a prince. It's princes have all the fun." (HHB, Ch. 15)
  • "If you say another word about it, I'll—I'll knock you down." (HHB, Ch. 15)


Portrayals

  • Nathaniel Lippiett: Focus on the Family Radio Theater, 1999 – 2002
  • Matthew Steer: BBC Radio Tales of Narnia
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