Fictional Character BiographyEdit
Slugworth appeared in the original 1970's adaption as a man trying to convince Charlie to obtain the recipe to the everlasting gobstoppers, but he actually turned out to be a man working for Wonka himself as a morality test to find the best child.
In the 2005 Tim Burton re-imagining, he appeared as a man who receives the recipe to the Candy Balloons from a spy and then recreates them, which ends up shutting Wonka down.
He is shown in two of Grandpa Joe's flashbacks depicting Willy Wonka's rise to fame from a single store on cherry street to the amazing fifty times bigger than any other chocolate factory. Slugworth successfully stole from Wonka and was the last thief before Wonka shut his doors to all human workers of the factory and closed for fifteen years.