describes himself as “ a slug of medium
size”. What does he want? Hands. When
does he want them? Now. Why does he want them?
So he can learn to play the piano and also they
would come in handy for other things. He does
have “knobbly bits” though, and
they can be almost as good as hands in many
He is secretly, but passionately in love
with Little Else. His chances of attracting
her are lower than a snake’s arse. Fairies
just don’t find slugs attractive. They
are slimy, for a start, and not really the
right shape for matrimonial purposes.
Ergo is full of ambitions and a lust for
adventure. Will this endear him to Elsie?
If he can defeat the evil Pigfrogs who come
down from the Mountains every Christmas to
jump on you (fatally) – in order purely
to spoil your Christmas, will that make Elsie
like him more.?
we find him at the beginning of the movie
watching the Don’t Be So Ridiculous
Valley Marching Band perform their annual
parade, and dreaming of adventures beyond
those normally dreamed about by slugs. He
may be “only a slug” but he’s
a special one.