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Arrow
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Gender

Male

Species

Reindeer

Eye Colour

Brown

Fur/Hair Colour

Fur: Light Gold (as a yearling)
Light Brown (as a teenager)
Hair: Blond

Home

Santa's Village

Family

Cupid (father)
Unnamed doe (mother)
Blitzen, Comet and Dasher (uncles)
Mitzi (aunt by marriage)
Rudolph (cousin)

Friends

His father Cupid, his mother, his uncle Comet, Santa Claus, Flyers his cousin Rudolph, his ex-doefriend Zoey, Schoolroom Doe, Schoolroom Buck, Schoolroom Doe 2, Mrs. Prancer, his Elf rider, other Reindeer and Elves

Enemies

Rudolph (formerly)

Voiced By

Christopher Gray (yearling)
Matt Hill (teenager)

Appears In

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A Retelling of the New Animated Movie
Rudolph Saves The Sprites (cameo)

Arrow is the son of Cupid and an unnamed doe, the nephew of Blitzen, Comet, Dasher, and Mitzi, the cousin and former rival of Rudolph, the ex-boyfriend of Zoey, and the secondary antagonist of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MovieEdit

YearlingEdit

Arrow is first seen as a yearling buck in Mrs. Prancer's class with his cousin Rudolph and Zoey, a young doe whom both Arrow and Rudolph have feelings for. It is established that Arrow is very arrogant and narcissistic as when the class are discussing The Junior Reindeer Games and Flyers, he says that his father Cupid told him that "he was born to be a Flyer, just like him". When Rudolph expresses his wish to join the team, Arrow tells him he can't because of his nose, then he and the rest of the class, with the exception of Zoey and Mrs. Prancer, laugh at Rudolph, causing him to leave the school.

Arrow is later seen on Christmas Eve with his mother watching his father, uncles and the other Flyers, guide Santa Claus's sleigh into the sky, before catching Zoey and Rudolph together. Zoey tells him not to get jealous, and that she and Rudolph are just friends. Arrow denies being jealous of "Ruddy the Red-Nosed Reject" and tells Zoey come with him (which she does reluctantly) and laughs at Rudolph and calls him a loser as he leaves. But Zoey gives Rudolph a kind smile, making Rudolph see that she likes him.

TeenagerEdit

Years later, at The Junior Reindeer Games, Arrow now a teenager is now Zoey's boyfriend. At the start line for the Sleigh Race, he sees Rudolph wearing Zoey's pendant (which she gave to him for good luck) and tells him that Zoey is "his doe", but Rudolph gets the last word by telling his cousin that Zoey is not a trophy and shouldn't be treated like one. When the Sleigh Race starts, Arrow (determined to be chosen to be a Flyer by Santa) starts cheating by crashing into other racers and knocking them off the track. He then taunts Rudolph by saying Zoey is only nice to him because she feels sorry for him. Rudolph says that's not true, but Arrow says it is and that Zoey told him so. Angry at these taunts, Rudolph's nose lights up and causes Arrow and his elf driver to crash. Rudolph and his driver Doggle win, but due to his nose going off, Rudolph is disqualified for supposedly cheating and Arrow is made winner instead. He is joined by Cupid, his uncle Comet and some elves, where Zoey confronts him about the cheating. But a unrepentant and conceited Arrow replies that the point is he won, and Santa is going to notice him. Zoey gets angry at him, saying he's no Flyer and that Flyers are brave and they have character and true hearts like Rudolph. When Arrow points out that Rudolph has a red nose, therefore unworthy to be a Flyer in his perspective, which causes a disguised Zoey to call Arrow shallow. Arrow starts to answer back, but is cut off by Zoey, who says that she doesn't want to be his doefriend anymore, to which Arrow turns his back on her, angry and humiliated that Zoey took Rudolph's side instead of his. After this, Cupid probably had a talk with Arrow for cheating in The Sleigh Race and his behavior towards Rudolph. He perhaps told him that it was wrong to treat Rudolph that way and told him to be kinder.

After Rudolph ran away, Arrow, along with the other reindeer and elves, probably felt guilty for the way he acted towards his cousin.

The scenes where Arrow as a yearling laughing at Rudolph, and the scene at The Sleigh Race where he taunts Rudolph about Zoey being nice to him, is seen in a nightmare Rudolph has.

He is last seen alongside Boone, Doggle, Zoey, and her parents giving Rudolph a hero's welcome after he helps Santa and the Flyers get through Stormella's storm.

BooksEdit

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A Retelling of the New Animated MovieEdit

In this book based on the film, Arrow appears twice: First when he and other reindeer tell Rudolph that he can never be a Flyer because of his red nose and second at The Junior Reindeer Games during The Sleigh Race where he once again tells Rudolph that he can't be a Flyer with a nose that glows, causing Rudolph's nose to light up which gets him disqualified.

Unlike the film, Arrow's relationship with Zoey is never mentioned and that he isn't seen reforming. His fur also changes, with it being gold (like in the film) in his first appearance and dark brown in his second appearance.

Rudolph Saves The SpritesEdit

Arrow (once again with dark fur), is seen briefly at the start of the book (which takes place after the film), where he is seen attending the Winter Celebrations, along with Rudolph, Zoey, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the other reindeer and elves.

ApperanceEdit

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Arrow compared to his father Cupid.

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Arrow compared to his mother.

As a yearling, Arrow had light gold fur, brown eyes with dark circles around them and has spiky blonde hair. When becoming a teenager, Arrow looks the same except with now light brown fur and short antlers.

In Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A Retelling of the New Animated Movie, Arrow's fur changes twice: In his first appearance, his fur is the same colour as it is in the film, but in his second appearance, it's dark brown.

Arrow greatly resembles his father Cupid as they both have blonde hair (though Arrow's is longer at the front and spiky and has no hair at the sides of his head) and both have dark circles around their eyes, though unlike his father, Arrow doesn't have a heart marking on his forehead.

From his mother, Arrow gets her muzzle and her build. He also, when becoming a teenager gets both his parents's brown fur, though Arrow's fur is slightly lighter (perhaps getting the light tones from his uncles Dasher, Comet and Blitzen as they have lighter fur colours than Cupid.

Songs sung by ArrowEdit

RelationshipsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • His name is possibly a reference to the weapons used in his father's namesake, Cupid, the Roman God of Love, who shot arrows.
  • He is similar to the Reindeer Children and Fireball as they at first oppose Rudolph before coming to respecting him (though in Fireball's case he did start out as Rudolph's friend before finding out about his red nose). Another similarity Arrow has with Fireball is that they both have blonde hair.
  • Despite their relation, Arrow and Rudolph never address each other as cousins in the film. Probably because Arrow doesn't want to be reminded that he's related to Rudolph.
  • Blitzen, Mitzi and Dasher are the only family members Arrow doesn't interact with or is seen with.
  • Despite his behaviour towards Rudolph, Arrow is not a truly evil character as he is on Santa's side and doesn't support Stormella's intentions to put Santa out of business.
  • Despite their differences, Arrow and Rudolph do share the same goal in life: To be Flyers like their fathers.
  • In the book, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A Retelling of the New Animated Movie, Arrow's fur changes twice: first the light gold/light brown fur he has in the film and then dark brown during The Junior Reindeer Games. Also in the book, Arrow's antlers remain the size they are in the film whilst Rudolph's are smaller rather than the same length as Arrow's as they are in the film. Though it could be possible that the illustrators wanted to make Arrow older than Rudolph.
  • It is unknown why Arrow suddenly changed from disliking Rudolph to liking him. It is possible that after Zoey breaks up with him and Rudolph ran away, Santa and the referee discovered that Arrow did indeed cheat by having Rudolph get angry and have his nose glow and Arrow got disqualified with Santa taking away the Medal of Valor from him, which is how Santa had it with him when he gave it to Rudolph when he returned and is about to lead the sleigh. The experience of Zoey dumping him and saying that Rudolph was more of a flyer than he ever will be, along with Rudolph proving that he is a great flyer and saving Zoey and Christmas made him humble and realized he was wrong about Rudolph and he probably felt guilty afterwards.
  • Oddly, during the end credits of the film, only Arrow's child voice actor Christopher Gray is credited whilst his teen voice actor Matt Hill is not. However, Hill is credited for voicing Donner.
  • It is possible that Arrow may have a sister, as there is a doe in Mrs. Prancer's class who has the same fur and hair colour as Arrow, but has a heart marking on her forehead like Cupid.

GalleryEdit

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