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Yukon Cornelius

Yukon Cornelius is the tetragonist from the 1964 Rankin/Bass television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He is an arctic prospector who meets Rudolph and Hermey while they are trying to avoid the Abominable Snowmonster. Seemingly searching for valuable minerals at the North Pole, his greedy behavior inspires the song "Silver and Gold", sung by Sam the Snowman. (Originally, Yukon was going to sing it himself before it was decided that the special should have a narrator.) He accompanies the pair in their travels to the Island of Misfit Toys and back on a piece of floating ice. He is a blustery but benign character and ends up helping not only Rudolph and Hermey, but later the Abominable Snowmonster, or "Bumble" as he refers to him, as well, though only after he tried fighting the now toothless Bumble and caused the Bumble, along with himself and his sled dogs, to tumble over a cliff, but survive thanks to the Bumble being able to bounce, which Yukon knew about.

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