Mayor Scamboli (called Combinard in foreign films) is the villain of the movie. He is the mayor of the city, a widower whoraises his little girl alone. He has ambitions to transform the city, removing all signs of nature and replacing it with aesthetic metal and technology. He does greatly love his daughter and is very protective of her. He is controlling, and sees children and life as a random factor he cannot account for, motivating him to transform both into something he understands: metal.