Calcifer is a Fire Demon in a magical contract with Wizard Howl. He was originally a falling star, whom Howl was able to catch before he fell to earth and extinguished. He is a very powerful creature himself, with a great deal of magical ability, though cannot move beyond the confines of the hearth in which Howl keeps him without the wizard's help.He appears as a teardrop-shaped orange-red flame, colored differently in different places in such a way as to make a face. He has tiny licks of flame that serve as arms.He is voiced by Billy Crystal.
Calcifer's role in the film is somewhat similar to his role in the book, moving the castle. Unlike in the book, however, he is forced out of the hearth by Sophie, causing the castle to collapse and breaking the connection it had with Market Chipping in an effort to find and save Howl. By consuming Sophie's hair, he is able to have enough power to move the castle across The Wastes to find Howl. Calcifer is Howl's resident fire demon. As the result of a mysterious bargain with Howl some years ago he agrees to heat and power the castle. Although he is bound to the hearth, he has a great amount of magic. He promises to use his magic to break the curse on Sophie, providing she breaks the contract between him and Howl. Howl describes Calcifer as "his weakest point", because Calcifer wouldn't give away another demon if it entered the castle, even if it had hostile intentions. However, Howl's statement is true in more ways than one.
MCF Stories Edit
In the MCF stories, he serves as the family guardian for he found out during mid Season 2 that Howl and Sophie have a daughter, Daisy. Calicifer would bet here to help Daisy no matter what when she lives with her biological family in the moving castle. In Season 5, he regains his ability to be fire, but will be given a spell to
- MCF: Daisy and the Stone Queen(Debut)
- MCF: Magical Rescue(Return)
- MCF and the Lost Sister
- MCF and the Cider Problem