MBTI Type: ESFP
Even as a child, William was busy playing with Snow White, climbing trees, and teasing her with apples. As a young man, against his father’s wishes (since it might get him killed), he becomes a rebel against the evil queen’s forces and tries to undermine her by attacking her supply lines. The minute he finds out Snow White is still alive (not dead, as he assumed), he disobeys his father in joining the queen’s men as an expert bowman to find her, intending to whisk her away to safety after he kills them all. When they decline his request, he kills their bowman before he can be killed, and offers to take his place. He later shoots his hunting party, so they cannot hurt Snow and take word back to the queen. He’s a man of action, who in the sequel, finds out the queen’s mirror has been stolen, and tracks down Eric (the Huntsman) to find it, offering him a reward in gold if he will do so. William has a strong moral center, but also a tendency toward self-blame; he blamed himself for not saving Snow from death when they were both children, despite being a little boy without any power to stop it. He has carried this burden for many years. Whenever William disagrees with his father, he does what he thinks is right instead of compromising, leading to conflict between them, but also him being reunited with his first love. When Eric resists going after the mirror, William tells him that it has affected Snow White, knowing that their mutual love for her will prompt him into action. He is more able to kill people than Snow, because he can see the necessity and immediate impact it will have (Se/Te). He cares more about her than bystanders, so he prioritizes protecting her even if it means war. William thinks more about the present than the future (what he can do now, to lead to a better life for them all later), and gets wounded in battle, but sees his own potential death as a necessary sacrifice for the greater good of the kingdom.
Enneagram: cp 6w7 so/sp
William’s most defining trait is his loyalty to those he cares about, and to the good of his country; he rebels against a governing authority he sees as violent and destructive, and prefers to take direct action against it, instead of run and hide. He thinks backing down is cowardice, and the only way to counteract evil is to stand and fight. He has a super-ego tendency to take more than his share of the blame, and guilt himself for not doing more to save his best friend in childhood—an act he sees as both cowardly and disloyal. He comes across as more rebellious in the first film, and settled and mature in the second, where he had mellowed into seriousness. But his 7 wing shows in his willingness to throw himself into danger and act, as well as his mischievous sense of humor. He often played tricks on Snow as a child, teasing her and delighting in her reactions.