Moxica

 

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Don Adrian de Moxica

 

'1492:

The Conquest of Paradise'

 

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One of Michael Wincott's most popular characters, Don Adrian de Moxica is a Spanish aristocrat, full of arrogance and pride, the epitome of Spanish nobility at the time. He is tempted by the promise of gold in the New World and accompanies Christopher Columbus (Gerard Depardieu) on his second voyage over the seas. When things don't go according to plan, however, Moxica becomes restless and creates trouble, inciting many of the others to rebellion that leads to a final confrontation between himself and Columbus.
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At a banquet held in honour of Christopher Columbus' return from his voyage to the New World, Don Adrian de Moxica tries out the Indian vice of smoking tobacco and is no more impressed than he is with Columbus.
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Don Adrian is incensed at the slaughter of his people and vows to avenge them and 'wash this in blood'. Columbus (Gerard Depardieu) dissuades Moxica  reminding him who he is talking to, and therefore setting the beginning of a deep enmity.
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Don Adrian stands in the mist listening as Columbus parleys with the chief of the natives. Disbelieving the chief Moxica tells Columbus 'the monkey is lying'. Columbus suspects that Moxica's words are true, but for the sake of peace chooses to take the Chief at his word.
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'My horse does no work'.  Moxica is offended when Columbus states that Adrian's beautiful black horse be put to work in helping to raise the church bell. Moxica complies, but the look of contempt and hatred in his eyes betrays his feelings for Columbus.
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Relaxing with Guevara (Arnold Vosloo), Moxica looks at a native girl and tells his friend that he can have her if he wants her. Moxica then toasts Columbus. 'To the Governor... of the mosquitoes'.
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Forced to work, Don Adrian has his own ways of dealing with natives who do not produce gold. Moxica instructs the man to put his hand on the table, then draws his sword and brings it down on the unfortunate man's wrist, severing his hand.
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Satisfied with his vicious deed, Moxica wipes the blood off the blade of his sword, while the wounded man screams in agony, and the horrified natives rush to help him.
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Don Adrian is found guilty at his trial. He calmly and scathingly tells Columbus that he and his brothers have failed and have achieved nothing in the four years they have been there. His words cut deep as Columbus fears the truth in them.
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Imprisoned for his crime, Moxica looks up as his allies come to free him and put their mutinous plans into action. He begins by setting fire to Columbus' quarters.
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Trapped on the clifftop, Moxica prepares for his final moments. He tells Columbus that his bastard children will never inherit their father's title. 

'We, we are everything, we are immortal'.

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