General


Twig is a secondary character of the Hilda graphic novel and television series; he serves as Hilda's pet deer-fox and proves to be a cute but trusty adventure companion.

Appearance

Twig is a small, white deer-fox. He has black antlers on the top of his head and has a long, bushy tail, and some spots on his back.

In his younger days, his antlers were little more than two tiny bumps on his head.

Personality

Twig is a protective and trusty animal who likes to help Hilda. When he is protective, he goes in front of Hilda and growls at anyone that she doesn’t know when they go up to her. However, he can also be scared, as seen in "Chapter 1: The Hidden People", when he gets scared by a troll. He also isn't too fond of Water Spirits, as proven in "Chapter 7: The Lost Clan", when he refused to come along with Hilda and Frida when a water spirit gave them a ride to the island of the Lindworm.

He is usually quick to realize something is not right, or a certain person/creature cannot be trusted. He has a sharp sense of smell; he was even able to follow the scent of a Marra despite her ability to teleport.

Relationships

Twig has been Hilda's pet and friend since before the start of either the graphic novel series or the animated series and is very loyal to her. He will try to defend her even against bigger opponents or if he's outnumbered. A flashback in "Chapter 9: The Deerfox" shows the two met when Twig was trapped underneath some rocks and Young Hilda saved him, after which he returned the favor by rescuing her from an eagle, but in doing so got separated from his herd.

He also gets along well with Hilda's other friends, David, Frida, and Alfur.

Trivia

  • Twig's antlers have been said by David to be pointy and were able to hold their own against a hit from a garden spade, implying that they are much stronger than they look.
  • In the original publication of Hildafolk, Twig had blue fur, a white underbelly, and white antlers. He can still be seen as such in the hardcover release of Hilda and the Troll, but he was recolored for the paperback version.
  • Hilda gave Twig his name based on how his underdeveloped antlers reminded her of little twigs.
  • In a community stream on May 21st, 2020 at 11PM ( GMT +0 ), director of Hilda, Andy Coyle, confirmed that Twig is yet to be a fully grown deer-fox. This was proven correct when "Chapter 9: The Deerfox" showed what adult deer-foxes look like.
  • The book "Hilda and the White Woff" claims that Hilda first met Twig five years ago, but after she rescued him it wasn't until two years later that he returned the favor and became her pet. The animated series does not state how long ago exactly they met, and both events happened on the same day.


ve Characters
Main characters HildaJohannaFridaDavidAlfur AldricTwig
Humans
Sparrow Scouts Raven LeaderWilly
Trolberg Safety Patrol Erik AhlbergGerda GustavKeeper of the Bell
Witches KaisaMatilda PilqvistThe Committee of Three
Vikings Torgund's clan (TorgundOlafBjarnsen) • Knudsen clan (Knudsen)
Other kids TrevorTrevor’s friends
Other adults Bearded sailorDavid's dadDavid's momEdmund AhlbergEmil GammelplassenFrida's dadFrida's momFarmerMs. HallgrimLinn JacobsenLloydPeter OstenfeldPrincipal MagnussonKelly's momPeg legged sailorVictoria Van GaleTrevor's momMulch ManagerSigrid SpenstigUnnamed ladyGil JonesWandaHead of Marketing of Jortsother
Creatures
Elves AdelineAldric FamilyAloysiusBarchBragga Family (Agnes BraggaBartell Bragga) • Elf KingElf Prime MinisterElf mayorGertrudePrime Minister's cavalryRupertTomasJester elfUlrik
Giants: Forest GiantJorgenValfreyjaSigmund
Trolls AmmaBabaBaba's momBaby trollFemale trollTrundleTrundle's brotherTwo-Headed Troll
Nisse Tontu (alpha)Tontu (beta)Victoria Van Gale's nisseTontu (David’s house)
Spirits: Water SpiritsWeather Spirits
Marra David's MarraKelly
Ghosts Abigail's dadCraigie WilliamsEngilbjort WilliamsGhost refereeDraugen (AbigailNicholasDraugen Captain) • Shoe-stealing ghost
Yule Lads KertasnikirPvorusleikirKetkrokurStekkjarsaurGluggagaegir
Other creatures CedricDeer-foxes (Deer-Fox HerdTwig's parents) • Barghest (Jellybean) • GrylaThe House in the WoodsKrakenNittens (AngelinaPeppercorn) • Rat KingRock-Chewing SlugSigurdSalt-LionThunderbird (The Great Raven) • Tide MiceVittra (Georgie) • Walking Land CreatureWoffWood ManLindwormTriffidEldridVoid of No ReturnTildy's monstersTime WormRed wolfother
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