Mr Huggles the dormouse is Will Vandom's pet in the W.I.T.C.H comic.
In the second issue, The Twelve Portals, Will recues the dormouse from Uriah and his gang, who are bullying it. She meets Matt, who gives her some advice on how to care for him and reassures her that they are "made for one another" even though Will is worried she won't know how to look after him properly.
Will doesn't name the dormouse, simply referring to him as "Dormouse".
Dormouse remains a faithful pet to Will, often consoling her in times of crisis and sadness. Even though he is naughty, eating papers and an entire jar full of cookies, he is a loyal companion.
He is often startled and confused by magical events that occur around Will, such as her transforming into a Guardian and seeing her and her astral drop in the same room together.
Sadly, in issue 26, Blackmail, Dormouse is accidentally hit by a car. Will rushes him to Mr. Olsen, Matt's grandfather, but he is put to sleep. Matt consoles her for her loss afterwards and kisses her on the cheek.
Animated SeriesIn the animated series, Doormouse is named Mr Huggles and although he is initially Will's companion (gift from Matt), he becomes the mischief-maker who is passed around all the girls, before being returned to Matt and eventually turned into Khor by Nerissa.
Matt gifts him to Will, but she is unable to keep him. Mr Huggles is then passed from Will to Irma to Hay lin (he escapes into the Silver Dragon) to Taranee (her father is allergic to fur) to Cornelia (Lillian lets him out with Napoleon) to Elyon and eventually back to Matt.
Mr Huggles is turned into Khor, the Destroyer by Nerissa. In the Knights of Destruction's final battle against the Guardians he is freed from Nerissa's control and reverts to his original dormouse form.
Differences between Comic and Animation
The doormouse plays very different roles in the comic versus the animated series.
|Will rescues the doormouse from Uriah||Matt gifts Will the doormouse|
|The doormouse is Will's companion||Will gives the doormouse away|
|The doormouse has no name||The doormouse is called Mr Huggles|
|Nerissa uses a lost puppy to create Khor||Nerissa transforms the Doormouse into Khor|
- Taranee recognizes Mr. Huggles as the species Muscardinus Avellanarius, or the common Hazel Doormouse, found primarily in Europe.
- Dormouse/Mr. Huggles's death almost resembles that of Hedwig form the Harry Potter Franchise.