In Howl's Moving Castle
, the Count of Cattarack is a young, undersized, rich, and rather anxious courtier; he strikes Sophie?
as the sort of person who never gets anything right. However, he is deeply in love with his wife, Jane Farrier
; he fights at least one duel on her account, despite being really afraid, and is concerned only with having her love, not with maintaining his own honor. He is grateful for favors given, and tries to repay them.