Wilford is the main antagonist of Snowpiercer. He is a genius inventor, and the founder of his own corporation, Wilford Industries. He also masterminds the operations on the globe-trotting Snowpiercer locomotive, which carries the last remnant of humanity. He is portrayed by Ed Harris.

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Wilford is the conductor of the train, a calm and ingratiating leader, who wears a robe and eats steak in his luxurious front car. While he uses child labor to run the car and kills his less wealthy passengers to maintain the class hierarchy on the train, he believes that what he is doing is benevolent. He is the prototypical image of a fascist dictator, a powerful figurehead who is cocooned from the violence and destruction he creates.

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