When I first heard about the 2008 film “The Tale of Despereaux,” I wasn’t picturing a movie about a big-eared mouse.
Names aside, it’s pretty difficult to get them confused.
Despero is a Hulk-sized alien.
Despereaux is wee-little mouse.
Despero is known for having three eyes.
Despereaux sticks with two.
Despero is a villain known for his sadistic temprament.
Despereaux is a hero, known for standing up for the little guy.
Despero once had a head that made him look like a triceratops (it’s since become a mohawk).
Despereaux has ears that look big enough for a triceratops.
Despero debuted in Justice League of America No. 1 from 1960.
Despereaux debuted in “The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread” from 2004.
Despero fights with super strength and psychic blasts.
Despereaux fights with a sword.
Despero once had his mind replaced with the consciousness of a robot.
Despereaux now has his own video game, which is kind of like a robot.
Despero was once a weakling, but got his strength powers from the Flame of Py’tar.
Despereaux has always been a weakling, but finds strength of will from within.
Despero has been killed several times, impaled by a steel beam and bitten by sharks, only to get better each time.
Despereaux hasn’t ever been killed, but he does get his tail chopped off. (Not as exciting as a fight with sharks, but dismemberment is always worth noting.)
So there you go, the difference between Despero and Despereaux. I just thought I needed to clear that up for myself, and hopefully I helped you too.