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Spread the word. The Revolutionary United Front is coming.
~ Captain Posion.
You think I am a devil, but only because I have lived in hell. I want to get out. You will help me.
~ Captain Poison to Solomon Vandy.

Captain Poison is the secondary antagonist of the 2006 war thriller film Blood Diamond.

He is a ruthless warlord fighting for the rebellious Revolutionary United Front in the Sierra Leone Civil War. Poison is the archenemy of Solomon Vandy.

He was portrayed by David Harewood.

What Makes Him Pure Evil?

  • During the Sierra Leone Civil War, Poison led his rebel army to attack the village of Shenge and massacred many villagers there.
  • Captured the protagonist Solomon Vandy along with several other civilians, which are lined up and have their hands removed by the soldiers on Poison's orders to stop them from voting.
  • Put those he captured to slavery, force them to work, and dig diamonds so he could gain enough money to fund his war efforts (it's implied that he seeks to leave Sierra Leone in actuality). He murders anyone who tries hiding diamonds from him.
  • At the prison of Freetown, when Poison asks where Solomon found the pink diamond that he dug out and called him and his soldiers devils, he threatened Solomon that he will find his family, then rape and kill his wife in front of him, also keeping his daughters to himself.
  • Had many captured children abused, brainwashed, and mold into child soldiers to expand his forces, ruining their innocence. There are also former child soldiers recovering from Poison's abuse as seen in an orphanage as implied.
  • Brainwashed Solomon's son Dia into a child soldier, and when faces Solomon again to get the diamond or his family will die.
  • Although he's implied to have a bad life as he claimed he lived in Hell during his conversation with Solomon, nothing justifies his horrendous actions during the entire film.
  • Unlike Colonel Coetzee, Poison has no redeeming qualities and is just a barbaric psychopath who wanted to win the war and get the diamonds.
  • Although he seems to be treating Dia decently, it is only because he is using him as a tool to spite Solomon Vandy for hiding the titular diamond from him.
  • It's heavily implied, as the director confirmed the implications are intentional, that he is in fact a child molester with Dia being one of his victims.

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