The King of Florin is a kind man who is becoming senile in his old age. Although he still holds the throne, his ambitious son Prince Humperdinck takes care of administrative manners in Florin. Unfortunately, Prince Humperdinck's ambitions include trying to start a war with Guilder. Despite the fact that Buttercup says the King is kind, when Buttercup tells him that she's going to kill herself, he replies, "Won't that be nice?", possibly because he is distracted by the fact that Buttercup had kissed him and because he has become senile in his old age.