MBTI Type: ENTP
Mouse’s witty running commentary provides the backdrop for the film, in which he pokes intuitive “fun” at every single thing he encounters, from his valid promises to God (“I shall give up thieving, Lord!”) to his witty comebacks to Navarre (“I speak to God all the time and, no offense, He never mentioned you!”). He has a swift intuitive instinct; after only one night with Ladyhawke, he reasons correctly that “strange, dark magical forces” surround Navarre; after hearing the priest’s story of their betrayal at the hands of their confessor, he asks, “Do they know you betrayed them?” He figures out Isabeau is the hawk, and Navarre the wolf, before anyone tells him. He’s also skeptical initially of Narvarre’s faith in him as someone who can help him, and at the entire idea of ‘destiny,’ but before the end of the film is firmly on board with helping them end the curse. His inferior Si shows his quickness to abandon his former promises, and also his intentions, while leaping onto others’ ideas (his faith in the priest’s prophecy, even though he knows not how it could be possible), and his inability to even check small details (uh, Navarre’s enormous black horse? It’s a boy, not a girl, Mouse!). Prior to meeting Isabeau and Navarre, Mouse was amoral and self-serving—stealing to survive (without considering the cost to the poor deprived peasants), escaping from the prison without thinking through the consequences for his cell mates (one of whom died in his stead; though he was a murder and Mouse did not care for him); and intending to walk off on his promise to help Navarre. Like many ENTPs, Mouse assumes he can talk himself out of just about any situation—and as long as it involves being funny, he can do just that. But Navarre has no sense of humor, so Mouse is left with responsibilities instead. Mouse talks to himself, for his own amusement, almost constantly; he talks to everyone and everything else (“Hello, Goliath. Allow me to tell you a story about a wee little man named David!”). He can be persuasive and charming when the situation calls for it, but is also prone to blaming others for his own mistakes and excusing his bad behaviors in front of God (whom he appears to see as an external judge of his moral behaviors). Mouse shows true Fe in his desire to maintain a nice mood between the two lovers. He senses that Isabeu and Navarre have both become disheartened and depressed of their curse and that their love is waning, so he invents imagined conversations for both of them and puts words into the other person’s mouth, to uplift them and sustain their spirits. Soon touched by their love, Mouse throws his heart into helping them.
Enneagram: 7w6 sp/so
Mouse is all about escape tactics and excuses. He does not want to be beholden to Navarre or to help him out at first, nor does he want to take responsibility for any of his own wrongdoing, leading him to even make excuses in front of God as an appeasement tactic (7s have trouble admitting to their mistakes; they can talk their way out of anything, or at least argue they were really doing the right thing all along). He is funny, self-depreciating, and often entertains himself and prevent things from becoming dull, even if it is his running monologue. He tends to re-frame things into positive terms (he’s a young man and has prospects!!). But his 6 wing isn’t stupid. A large, angry man with a huge sword has told him he will do things, so he had damn well better do them. Mouse tries to make Navarre like him by being useful, helpful, and witty. When that fails, eventually he moves into a temporary state of loyalty out of a shared desire to see Isabeau restored to her human self… but then he’s back out there, picking the locks of the world.