Encanto is a 2021 Disney animated film where Agustin Madrigal plays a supporting role. He is the patriarchal head of the Madrigal family. He is married to Julieta Madrigal and has three children: Mirabel, Luisa, and Isabela.
The Madrigal family has the lineage of having magical powers since the time they started living in Encanto. However, Augustin Madrigal married into this family. Thus, he has no magical power. He is a person who is very prone to accidents, thus allowing Juliet to refine her unique healing powers.
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Background of Agustin Madrigal
Agustin Madrigal and his biological family are the residents of Encanto. He met Juliet, and the credit goes to his accident-prone faculties.
Juliet is the community healer, and she heals people through cooking. Thus, as Augustin Madrigal had the necessity of frequent healing, he met with Juliet in that way.
Abuela Alma, the great matriarch of the family, didn’t like Augustin Madrigal and didn’t want him to marry her daughter Julieta.
But, the chemistry between Julieta and Augustin was so much that the marriage was inevitable, and he became the father of three madrigal children.
However, even after marriage and the birth of their three daughters, the son-in-law and mother-in-law relationship between Agustin Madrigal and Abuela still don’t improve.
She also intentionally tries and keeps Augustin Madrigal away from family matters. Thus, he has the same feeling of alienation that Mirabel has.
Development of the character
No character in a film stays the same from initiation until the end. Augustin Madrigal’s character was so designed that it best reflected the family stereotypes. This partacter underwent most designs and changes before being sculpted into its present shape.
In the initial stage, the studio thought that Agustin Madrigal would also be the head of the Madrigal family and the person who built the Casa Madrigal. However, a field supervisor imparted essential knowledge by pointing out the matriarchal nature of the local communities.
Also, the studio wanted to feature the women in their stories. Thus, they changed their initial narrative of Agustin Madrigal, and Abuela Alma was made the matriarch along with Mirabel as the lead protagonist.
In other styles, Augustin Madrigal had a long mustache and messy hairstyle. He had the looks of a city man.
Agustin Madrigal in Encanto has no magical power that the rest of his family members possess. Thus, he also feels alienated from his family and feels like he doesn’t belong there.
Mirabel also doesn’t have a magical power, which is unnatural because Abuela’s blood runs in her veins. However, Augustin Encanto tries to console her much.
Agustin was the one who knew about the vision that said their family was going to get destroyed.
After knowing this, he was very concerned and decided to keep the entire matter a secret. Agustin wanted to protect Mirabel wholeheartedly.
Agustin and Julieta have a very close bond. They stand by each other whenever one is in need and are very supportive of Mirabel and her overall well-being.
She is a child who constantly seems to be in agony about her not having the magical powers that the rest of her family has.
Alma is not very appreciative of Mirabel, which Augustin is very aware of. He also doesn’t hesitate to stand up to Alma when the former asks why Augustin kept Bruno’s vision a secret.
He confronted her by saying that he worried about her daughter and it was in her best interest to keep that a secret. This confrontation stems from the fact that Alma doesn’t like Agustin Madrigal much.
However, no matter how clumsy Encanto Agustin is, he always puts his family before everything else and wants the best for them.
Encanto Augustin Madrigal has a typical appearance in the movie.
He is a Latino man with slender and tall features. He also wears glasses, a white suit, a blue vest, and also a tie. His hair is slick gray, and he has a skinny mustache and brown eyes. Clothes have fascinating importance in the film.
Clothes and their patterns denote the several magical powers of the family. His clothing pattern is unique and has a mixture of those of his daughters. His vest has a flower that represents his daughter Isabela. One of the socks has dumbbells like Louisa’s, and the other has embroideries like Mirabel’s.
Let us now find out about the man’s relationships with his family members:
Augustin Madrigal is in constant need of healing. Hence, his contact with Julieta, the community healer, has been frequent. This thing continued even after both of them got married to each other. They share a very amiable and adorable bond.
Agustin often agrees with his wife in many instances. Both agreed that Mirabel had nothing to prove during the ceremony where Antonio got his gifts. Moreover, both of them take the side of Mirabel when Alma misbehaves with their daughter.
Agustin Madrigal has three daughters, and the eldest among the three is Isabela Madrigal. He has a pink flower in his outfit. It is most likely that Isabela had gifted him that flower. Augustine Encanto likes to flaunt this flower to show his daughter’s power and is proud of her.
Among the three daughters, Luisa is the second one, and Augustin deeply loves Luisa. Unlike other fathers, Agustin Madrigal is a father who knows how emotionally support his children when they are in need. He does that to Luisa; thus, Luisa finds it comfortable to have a safe refuge in him.
One such instance happened during the Guzman family dinner, where he was afraid, alongside Mirabel, that somebody would reveal Bruno’s vision. However, he diverted all the attention when he noticed that Luisa was depressed.
After the attempted happy dinner failed, he didn’t lament over that. Instead, he ran back to Luisa to support her, who was devasted and fled her home because her powers had vanished.
Among the three daughters, Mirabel is the youngest and known for her kind nature. Also, she is the only one who doesn’t possess any magical power. Agustin deeply adores his youngest daughter.
He even comforts Mirabel whenever she is upset that she doesn’t possess any magical powers like the rest of the family. During the Guzman dinner, Agustin is the one who helps Mirabel to keep the vision from revelation. Julieta and Agustin watch Mirabel when she rebuilds the house with her powers, and everyone helps her.
Now that we have talked much about Agustin Madrigal let’s discuss some parts of his history. The film showcases the events on June 19, and it is believed that Agustin’s birth date is 50 years before this date.
The accident-prone tendency of Agustin is revealed in the first scenfilm’s first scene accidentally swings the axe he was using for chopping wood into a beehive. He got stung by the bee swarm.
Agustin went to Casita to arrange everything for Antonio’s ceremony of gift receiving, and everyone noticed that he had swollen hands and face due to the awful bee stings. Mirabel returned to her home and brought back the supplies of the part that Osvaldo had given her.
However, she was upset as she didn’t have any gifts, and in her ceremony, she didn’t receive any gifts. However, Julieta and Agustin empathized with her and said they understood how it felt to be “unexceptional.”
But, they also made sure that it was all right to feel like that and that she didn’t have to beat herself down for having that feeling. Also, Julieta says Mirabel had nothing to prove to which Agustin agrees.
That night was a blissful night when Agustin received his gift. He also cheers Antonio’s pet Jaguar as they enter the magical room. The mood was cheered with the help of Luisa’s piano that Agustin played to cheer everyone up.
The following day, one of their animals, Antonio, clung to Agustin and stole the pocket watch that belonged to him. In the latter half of the day, Agustin laid the table for his family’s dinner.
After that, he went to look for Mirabel in the nursery when he finally saw Bruno’s vision. Mirable explained that the magic the house was holding was gradually dying and that the house would break, eventually taking away everyone’s power.
Luisa’s powers were also evading, and Mirabel blamed herself for that. When he got to have a better look, Alma called everyone down.
He and Mirabel decided they won’t reveal anything to anybody because the dinner was supposed to be perfect, and he didn’t want to bring up this awful news on that particular day. But Dolores overheard them; they knew she would tell everyone about it.
Thus, at the dinner table, Mirabel and Agustin were both very tense as they worried someone would dispel the secret. Mariano even asked Mirabel why she was so down, and Agustin quickly said that it was just her excitement about Mariano’s proposal to her sister; also, keeping in mind the impending doom, Agustin insisted that Mariano should immediately propose to Isabela.
The revelation of the vision
Meanwhile, Antonio’s animals took Bruno’s vision and made an assembled picture frame. The dinner comes to a wrong end as the vision is revealed to everyone. Luisa, whose powers were diminishing, flees the home as Agustin chases her down.
Alma even scolds Agustin about why he kept the secret from everyone, to which Agustin replies that it was for his daughter’s safety. In this scene, Julieta even stood up to Alma and rebuked her for her rash behavior toward Mirabel.
As Alma goes to reassure the townsfolk, Julieta and Agustin are asked to find Mirabel.
Castle breaks down
However, they couldn’t save the castle from its impending doom. It started breaking up; the candle also started fading. The little girl, Mirabel, tried hard to extinguish the candle while Casita tried to push everyone back.
Julieta and Agustin tried to save Mirabel, but the house threw everyone outside. Julieta and Agustin urge Mirabel to escape it, but Casita falls, and she disappears.
Mirabel then returned with Bruno and Alma; everyone cheered by seeing them. Bruno got reintroduced back to the family, and Agustin, the other family members, and the townsfolk worked hard to bring Casita to its previous luster.
Mirabel was the person who restored Casita’s magic after it was rebuilt. After that, everyone gathered at the same place to get a family portrait when Agustin Madrigal urged everyone to chant “La Familia Madrigal.”
Agustin Encanto Trivia
So, if you have been a fan of Agustin Encanto as the powerful supporting character, then you will love this trivia about him.
- Augustin is born on June 19th.
- Gemini is his star sign.
- June 19th is also celebrated as Father’s Day in Colombia, where the story is set.
- Jared Bush, the creator, even asserts that Agustin may have been born on some Wednesday. He is slightly younger, so his birth year maybe 1901. Encanto, itself was founded in 1900. Thus, Augustin is 49 years old when everything takes place.
- Julieta and Augustin had a love marriage.
- Agustin and Felix were conceived as a “double act.” Both of them didn’t have any powers and were connected to Mirabel, who also didn’t have any power.
- The bachelor’s name of Agustin is Rojas. Thus, Rojas-Madrigal is the full surname of Mirabel.
Thus, unlike other family heads, Agustin Madrigal is a very kind and loving character in the movie Encanto. He is the ideal father and husband, winning several Encanto fans’ hearts!