One of the most important characters in William Shakespeare's Macbeth
. In the play, he is the Thane of Fife, starting off as an incredibly minor character. However, after Macbeth becomes king of Scotland, he orders Macduff's family to be killed, Macduff swears revenge. It was prophecized that Macbeth could nto be killed by one born of woman, but Macduff's mother had a Caeserian Section, so he techinically wasn't born, he was taken out. Macduff decapitates the tyrant and holds his head aloft for all to see.