History Disney / SleepingBeauty

14th Apr '16 11:20:02 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: If Stefan had invited Maleficent to come to the party, she presumably would not have cursed Aurora. (Of course, there was no guarantee she wouldn't have done something worse; it's rather easy to discern the reason why nobody would invite someone like her.)
** Considering Maleficent is basically an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classifications_of_fairies Unseelie Faerie]], inviting her in is the VERY LAST THING you'd ever want to do (and likely the very last thing you WOULD do). His fatal mistake was not sufficiently warding his palace to keep her out; perhaps his wards were dropped for the Seelie (good) fairies. Even so...
** He and the queen also blow it when Maleficent crashes the party, expresses her offense, and then slowly turns to leave; clearly giving them a chance to apologize and ask her to stay. Instead, Stefan says nothing and the queen asks if she's offended that they don't want her there. Maleficent [[BlatantLies assures her she isn't]], then bestows her own "gift" for their daughter. (Again though, she probably would have found some excuse to strike at them even if they had invited her stay.)
7th Apr '16 3:03:52 AM k410ren
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* FailedASpotCheck: The Three Fairies try their darnedest to cover up their magic within the cottage and do cover up every nook and cranny... except the fireplace. This might be justified as Maleficent's curse in action.

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* FailedASpotCheck: The Three Fairies try their darnedest to cover up their magic within the cottage and do cover up every nook and cranny... except the fireplace. This might be justified as Maleficent's curse in action. Doubles as {{Foreshadowing}} when Maleficent lures Aurora away through the fireplace.


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* FascinatingEyebrow: Aurora's left eyebrow is raised as she follows the light up the stairs.
7th Apr '16 2:53:31 AM k410ren
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** Merryweather's impulsiveness worsens the situation on more than one occasion. As well as the aforementioned 'argument' with Flora over the dress's colour (though this is also equally Flora's fault), she outright tells Maleficent that she wasn't wanted at the christening, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero possibly leading to the curse]]. She also tries to attack Maleficent when she insults Prince Phillip and has to be pulled back by Flora [[spoiler:(which alerts Diablo the raven to their presence)]].

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** Merryweather's impulsiveness worsens the situation on more than one occasion. As well as the aforementioned 'argument' with Flora over the dress's colour (though this is also equally Flora's fault), she outright tells Maleficent that she wasn't wanted at the christening, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero possibly leading to the curse]]. She also tries to attack Maleficent when she insults Prince Phillip and has to be pulled back by Flora [[spoiler:(which alerts Diablo the raven to their presence)]]. She also (quite bluntly) tells Maleficent that she wasn't wanted at the christening, which set Maleficent off.


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** Phillip (again) when the door of the cottage closes and Maleficent's goons jump him.


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-->'''Maleficent''': You poor, simple fools, thinking you could defeat me. ME, the Mistress of all evil! Well, ''here's'' your precious princess!
6th Apr '16 2:06:18 AM Maniago
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* NoOntologicalInertia: zigzagged; Maleficent's death causes the thorns she summoned earlier to disappear, but does not undo the curse put on Aurora; Phillip still has to kiss her.
26th Mar '16 7:09:21 PM Jayalaw
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** Discussed when Flora suggests turning Aurora into a flower, since a flower doesn't have fingers to prick. Merrywether points out that Maleficent would anticipate something like that and send a frost to kill the flower-Aurora.

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** Discussed when Flora suggests turning Aurora into a flower, since a flower doesn't have fingers to prick. Merrywether Merryweather points out that Maleficent would anticipate something like that and send a frost to kill the flower-Aurora.



** Fauna over ASpotOfTea suggests reasoning with Maleficent since she cast the curse out of feeling slighted, and that Maleficent "can't be all bad". Flora and Merrywether shoot that plan down since Maleficent won't listen to reason and she is ''definitely'' all bad.

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** Fauna over ASpotOfTea suggests reasoning with Maleficent since she cast the curse out of feeling slighted, and that Maleficent "can't be all bad". Flora and Merrywether Merryweather shoot that plan down since Maleficent won't listen to reason and she is ''definitely'' all bad.


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* WhamShot:
** Maleficent revealing the comatose "precious princess" to the fairies.
** Maleficent standing in the shadows of the cottage as her minions ambush Phillip.
26th Mar '16 4:28:23 PM Jayalaw
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* LethalChef: Fauna when baking a cake, despite following the recipe to the tee. Her problem is that she is LiteralMinded about things like "fold in two eggs". Fortunately she's much more adept when cooking with magic, since all she has to do is tell the ingredients to "follow what it says here the book".


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* LoopholeAbuse:
** Subverted when Stefan orders all the spinning wheels in the kingdom burned, since Maleficent's curse forms a new spindle for Aurora on which to prick her finger. Lampshaded by the fairies as they watch the bonfires.
** Discussed when Flora suggests turning Aurora into a flower, since a flower doesn't have fingers to prick. Merrywether points out that Maleficent would anticipate something like that and send a frost to kill the flower-Aurora.


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* PapaWolf: The minute Maleficent casts the curse, Stefan orders his guards to seize her. Though they're as helpless as he is to stop Maleficent from leaving, he still does all that he can to protect his daughter, from burning all the kingdom's spindles to agreeing with the fairies to send Aurora into hiding.


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* StatingTheSimpleSolution:
** Stefan's first large decree after Maleficent curses his daughter is to burn all the kingdom's spinning wheels, invoking LoopholeAbuse. It doesn't work since when the curse activates, Maleficent simply creates a new one out of thin air.
** Fauna over ASpotOfTea suggests reasoning with Maleficent since she cast the curse out of feeling slighted, and that Maleficent "can't be all bad". Flora and Merrywether shoot that plan down since Maleficent won't listen to reason and she is ''definitely'' all bad.
25th Mar '16 9:50:00 PM SilverDollar
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* GoodColorsEvilColors: In a strange twist, black is ''not'' strictly an evil color here. Sure, Maleficent wears it and has black horns and a black bird for a pet - but King Stefan has a black mustache and beard (and is generally more sympathetic than his white-haired counterpart, King Hubert), and black is also a prominent color in Briar Rose's peasant garb (of course, this could be to more dramatically accentuate her [[HairOfGold blonde hair]]). If there is a color more or less consistently associated with evil here, it is chartreuse (yellowish-green).

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* GoodColorsEvilColors: In a strange twist, black is ''not'' strictly an evil color here. Sure, Maleficent wears it and has black horns and a black bird for a pet - but King Stefan has a black mustache and beard (and is generally more sympathetic than his white-haired counterpart, King Hubert), and black is also a prominent color in Briar Rose's peasant garb (of course, this could be to more dramatically accentuate her [[HairOfGold blonde hair]]). If there is a color more or less consistently associated with evil here, it is chartreuse (yellowish-green).
20th Mar '16 11:45:08 AM longWriter
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* VileVillainLaughableLackey: Maleficent is considered one of the most (if not ''the'' most) dangerous villains in all of ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon''. Her lackeys however didn't even understand that babies grow up--even after sixteen years they were looking for a baby.
19th Mar '16 2:07:38 PM LordGro
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* TheWeirdSisters: The three good fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather attend princess Aurora's baptismal celebration to confer blessings on Aurora, and later take Aurora in their care in order to protect her from Maleficent's curse.
10th Mar '16 6:35:17 PM LadyNorbert
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** When the fairies realize [[SomethingWeForgot they forgot the fireplace]] and left "Rose" alone [[MassOhCrap long enough for Maleficent to hypnotize her]], they ask, "Why did we leave her?!"

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** When the fairies realize [[SomethingWeForgot they forgot the fireplace]] and left "Rose" alone [[MassOhCrap long enough for Maleficent to hypnotize her]], they ask, "Why did we leave her?!"her alone?!"



* TheArtifact: Flora's idea to hide Aurora by turning her into a flower is a leftover from when the Three Good a Fairies had powers specifically associated with their names (Fauna had animal-associated powers, and Merryweather's powers were tied to the weather).

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* TheArtifact: Flora's idea to hide Aurora by turning her into a flower is a leftover from when the Three Good a Fairies had powers specifically associated with their names (Fauna names. Flora was to have powers related to flowers and plants, Fauna had animal-associated powers, and Merryweather's powers were tied to the weather).weather. This was cut for time.



* ChangelingFantasy: Subverted. Aurora is horrified to discover she is the long lost princess and has to pack up and move to the castle with the King and Queen, and never see that cute guy in the forest again, and marry some total stranger, and on top of it all her aunts, her only family, aren't related to her at all and aren't even ''human''!
* CleverCrows: Maleficent's pet raven Diablo who is revealed to be smarter than the rest of Maleficent's goons.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Maleficent's minions spent 16 years looking for a baby instead of a growing woman.

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* ChangelingFantasy: Subverted. Aurora is horrified to discover she is the long lost princess and has to pack up and move to the castle with the King and Queen, and never see that cute guy in the forest again, and marry some total stranger, stranger; and on top of it all her aunts, her only family, aren't related to her at all and aren't even ''human''!
* CleverCrows: CleverCrows[=/=]CreepyCrows: Maleficent's pet raven Diablo who is revealed to be smarter than the rest of Maleficent's goons.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Maleficent's minions spent spend 16 years looking for a baby instead of a growing woman.



* CreepyCrows: Maleficent's pet raven Diablo who is revealed to be smarter than the rest of Maleficent's goons.



* DecoyProtagonist: Both Aurora and Phillip qualifies. The movie is named after Aurora and they seem to be shaped up to be a major characters in the 2nd act, but the movie actually spends more time with the battle between the Fairies and [[BigBad Maleficent]] than the actual titular beauty and her prince. It was planned for her to be a protagonist, but the final film has the three fairies as the protagonists and basically do most of the stuff for both Aurora and Phillip.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Granted, Philip had help from Flora's magic, but he still took down Maleficent in OneWingedAngel dragon form with one toss of his sword.
* Franchise/DisneyPrincess: Aurora is the one with the least involvement in her own story.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Both Aurora and Phillip qualifies. qualify. The movie is named after Aurora Aurora, and they seem to be shaped up to be a major characters in the 2nd act, but the movie actually spends more time with the battle between the Fairies and [[BigBad Maleficent]] than the actual titular beauty and her prince. It was planned for her to be a protagonist, but the final film has the three fairies as the protagonists and basically do most of the stuff for both Aurora and Phillip.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Granted, Philip had has help from Flora's magic, but he still took takes down Maleficent in OneWingedAngel dragon form with one toss of his sword.
* Franchise/DisneyPrincess: Of them all, Aurora is the one with the least involvement in her own story.



* DramaticIrony: Prince Phillip and Aurora meet each other in the forest and each assumes the other is a peasant. Both express drama over not being able to be with the other because they themselves are royalty - and they assume the other is a peasant. But the audience knows that they are both royalty and have been betrothed, so of course they can be together.

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* DramaticIrony: Prince Phillip and Aurora meet each other in the forest and each assumes the other is a peasant. Both express drama over not being able to be with the other because of this, since they themselves are royalty - and they assume the other is a peasant. royalty. But the audience knows that they are both royalty and have been betrothed, so of course betrothed; not only ''can'' they can be together, but they ''will'' be together.



* DrunkenSong: SKUMPS! (When the kings wake up from the sleeping spell, King Stefan blames it on the wine. No "FrothyMugsOfWater" here!)

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* DrunkenSong: SKUMPS! (When When the kings wake up from the sleeping spell, King Stefan blames it on the wine. No "FrothyMugsOfWater" here!)here!



* EdibleBludgeon: A brief scene played for laughs has an offended and mildly drunk King Hubert tries to attack his host King Stefan with a very large fish. However, since the fish isn't frozen it goes all floppy in a few hits against a metal serving tray used as an improvised shield. The absurdity of the situation makes them engage in some tension-lifting laughter.

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* EdibleBludgeon: A brief scene played {{played for laughs laughs}} has an offended and mildly drunk King Hubert tries to attack his host best friend King Stefan with a very large fish. However, since the fish isn't frozen frozen, it goes all floppy in a few hits against a metal serving tray used as an improvised shield. The absurdity of the situation makes them engage in some tension-lifting laughter.laughter, and they make amends.



* FailedASpotCheck: The Three Fairies just try their darnedest to cover up their magic within the cottage and do cover up every nook and cranny... except the fireplace. This might be justified as Maleficent's curse in action.

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* FailedASpotCheck: The Three Fairies just try their darnedest to cover up their magic within the cottage and do cover up every nook and cranny... except the fireplace. This might be justified as Maleficent's curse in action.



* FeministFantasy: The TropeCodifier as far as Disney examples go. The villain Maleficent is a LadyOfBlackMagic and referred to as the Mistress of ''All'' Evil. She's notably stronger, more powerful and much smarter than the typical Disney villain. So effective is she that she's effectively ''won'' [[NearVillainVictory by the end of the second act]]. On the heroes' side, the three Good Fairies drive the plot. They hide the princess from Maleficent for years and create the counter spell to save her. When Prince Philip is captured, the fairies are the ones that rescue him and provide him with the tools necessary to stop Maleficent. Blog/UnshavedMouse noted how unusual even today it is for a film to feature three female protagonists who don't provide {{Fanservice}}, pass UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest and don't end up as someone's love interest.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Perfectly understandable, since Aurora was a newborn then. Phillip might remember the occasion, but he wouldn't recognize her.

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* FeministFantasy: The TropeCodifier as far as Disney examples go. The villain Maleficent is a LadyOfBlackMagic and referred refers to herself as the Mistress of ''All'' Evil. She's notably stronger, more powerful and much smarter than the typical Disney villain. So effective is she that she's effectively ''won'' [[NearVillainVictory by the end of the second act]]. On the heroes' side, the three Good Fairies drive the plot. They hide the princess from Maleficent for years and create the counter spell to save her. When Prince Philip Phillip is captured, the fairies are the ones that rescue him and provide him with the tools necessary to stop Maleficent. Blog/UnshavedMouse noted how unusual even today it is for a film to feature three female protagonists who don't provide {{Fanservice}}, pass UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest, and don't end up as someone's love interest.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: Perfectly understandable, since Aurora was a newborn then.at the time. Phillip might remember the occasion, but he wouldn't recognize her.



* ForTheEvulz: Why does Maleficent want to kill Aurora? Not being invited to a party is merely her "justification". To add to that, she doesn't kill her then and there. She declares her death to come in sixteen years, so her parents, and presumably Aurora, would live with the haunting dread of that unfortunate fate that will befall her.

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* ForTheEvulz: Why does Maleficent want to kill Aurora? Not being invited to a party is merely her "justification". To add to that, she doesn't kill her then and there. She declares her death to come in within sixteen years, so her parents, and presumably Aurora, would live with the haunting dread of that unfortunate fate that will befall her.



* HorsingAround: The Prince's horse who, until the climactic scene, was very stubborn and had to be bribed by carrots to do his master's bidding, and the horse bungles it and charges straight into a puddle.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Diablo the crow. He finds Aurora in ''one day'' and successfully sounds the alarm when the fairiest bust Phillip out of Maleficent's prison.

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* HorsingAround: The Prince's horse who, Samson, until the climactic scene, was is very stubborn and had has to be bribed by carrots to do his master's bidding, and the horse but bungles it and charges straight into a puddle.
-->'''Phillip:''' (''irritably'') No carrots.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Diablo the crow. He finds Aurora in ''one day'' and successfully sounds the alarm when the fairiest fairies bust Phillip out of Maleficent's prison.



* {{Irony}}: As Phillip says: "Now father, you're living in the past! This is the 14th century!"

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* {{Irony}}: As Phillip says: "Now father, "Now, Father, you're living in the past! This is the 14th century!"



* LawOfInverseFertility: Narrowly averted for King Stefan and his Queen. The opening narration remarks that "For many years, they had longed for a child, and finally their wish was granted." It's part of why it was so devastating to them to have to surrender her to the fairies; she was the only child they were ever able to have.



* {{Letterbox}}: Three clips from this movie -- Aurora singing in the forest, Phillip escaping Maleficent's dungeon, and Aurora and Phillip waltzing-became the first pieces of footage to air on TV in widescreen, when shown in the ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'' episode "The Peter Tchaikovsky Story". However, they played trimmed to 1.82:1. Additionally, in 1997, ''Sleeping Beauty'' became one of the lucky few Disney movies to get a widescreen VHS. This presented the movie in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio used for 35mm engagements.

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* {{Letterbox}}: Three clips from this movie -- - Aurora singing in the forest, Phillip escaping Maleficent's dungeon, and Aurora and Phillip waltzing-became waltzing - became the first pieces of footage to air on TV in widescreen, when shown in the ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'' episode "The Peter Tchaikovsky Story". However, they played trimmed to 1.82:1. Additionally, in 1997, ''Sleeping Beauty'' became one of the lucky few Disney movies to get a widescreen VHS. This presented the movie in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio used for 35mm engagements.



* LittleNo: Maleficent says this twice, when she noticed Diablo is permanently turned to stone and sees Phillip making his escape. She does it again when she noticed that he has cut through the thorns she made, thus triggering her VillainousBreakdown.

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* LittleNo: Maleficent says this twice, first when she noticed notices Diablo is permanently turned to stone and sees Phillip making his escape. She does it again when she noticed notices that he Phillip has cut through the thorns she made, thus triggering her VillainousBreakdown.



* MassOhCrap: The fairies in the castle when, after leaving Aurora alone for a few minutes to give her some time to cry, they hear Maleficent's voice and find "Rose" missing. "Why did we leave her?!" indeed.

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* MassOhCrap: The fairies in the castle when, after leaving Aurora alone for a few minutes to give her some time to cry, they hear Maleficent's voice and find "Rose" missing. "Why did we leave her?!" her alone?!" indeed.



* MoralityPet: Of all her servants, Maleficent treats Diablo rather kindly. Justified as he is a HypercompetentSidekick.

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* MoralityPet: Of all her servants, Maleficent treats Diablo rather kindly.kindly, and is visibly upset by his TakenForGranite demise. Justified as he is a HypercompetentSidekick.



* MythologyGag: A dark one, where Maleficent plans to imprison Prince Phillip for 100 years before setting the elder prince free. In the original tale, the Princess and her kingdom were asleep for 100 years until a prince found the kingdom.

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* MythologyGag: A dark one, where Maleficent plans to imprison Prince Phillip for 100 years before setting the elder elderly prince free. In the original tale, the Princess and her kingdom were asleep for 100 years until a prince found the kingdom.



** Merryweather's impulsiveness has worsened the situation on more than one occasion. As well as the aforementioned 'argument' with Flora over the dress's colour (which is also partly Flora's fault), she outright tells Maleficent that she wasn't wanted at the christening and tries to attack Maleficent when she insults Prince Phillip and has to be pulled back by Flora [[spoiler:(which alerts Diablo the raven to their presence)]].

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** Merryweather's impulsiveness has worsened worsens the situation on more than one occasion. As well as the aforementioned 'argument' with Flora over the dress's colour (which (though this is also partly equally Flora's fault), she outright tells Maleficent that she wasn't wanted at the christening and christening, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero possibly leading to the curse]]. She also tries to attack Maleficent when she insults Prince Phillip and has to be pulled back by Flora [[spoiler:(which alerts Diablo the raven to their presence)]].



* NoNameGiven: Aurora's mother. Her father is King Stefan, but her mother is only ever referred to as "the Queen". (Disney fans generally call her Leah after a name given to her in one of the children's books written about the movie.) Not only is the character never given a name in the film, but the Disney archives for some reason have absolutely no record of the name of the ''actress'' who provided the Queen's voice! (It's currently guessed that Verna Felton, the voice of Flora, provided her voice as well.)
* NonHumanSidekick: Prince Phillip has a horse named Samson, Maleficent has her raven familiar Diablo, Aurora has various miscellaneous woodland creatures. Also, Maleficent's goons.

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* NoNameGiven: Aurora's mother. Her father is King Stefan, but her mother is only ever referred to as "the Queen". (Disney fans generally call her Leah Leah, after a name given to her in one of the children's books written about the movie.) )
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Not only is the character never given a name in the film, but the Disney archives for some reason have absolutely no record of the name of the ''actress'' who provided the Queen's voice! (It's It's currently guessed that Verna Felton, the voice of Flora, provided her the Queen's voice as well.)
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* NonHumanSidekick: Prince Phillip has a horse named Samson, Maleficent has her raven familiar Diablo, and Aurora has various miscellaneous woodland creatures. Also, Maleficent's goons.goons; it's never clarified exactly what they are, but they're definitely not human.



* ObviouslyEvil: Maleficent. Just look at all the evil tropes she's associated with (EvilEyebrows, EvilTowerOfOminousness, HighCollarOfDoom, LeanAndMean, etc.). Her very ''name'' has "mal" (evil) in it.

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* ObviouslyEvil: Maleficent. Just look at all the evil tropes with which she's associated with (EvilEyebrows, EvilTowerOfOminousness, HighCollarOfDoom, LeanAndMean, etc.). Her very ''name'' has "mal" (evil) in it.



* PrincessClassic: Flora's and Fauna's gifts (and possibly Merryweather's had she not been interrupted) were even related to this trope.

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* PrincessClassic: Flora's Flora and Fauna's gifts (and possibly Merryweather's had she not been interrupted) were even related to this trope.trope. Merryweather's might have been as well, had she not been interrupted; we never learn [[TheUnreveal what her gift would have been]].



** An unedited excerpt of Tchaikovsky's actual waltz (which varies considerably in the second half from "Once Upon a Dream") can be heard just before Flora says "I just love happy endings."

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** An unedited excerpt of Tchaikovsky's actual waltz (which varies considerably in the second half from "Once Upon a Dream") can be heard just before Flora Fauna says "I just love happy endings."



* SatelliteLoveInterest: Both Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora are static non-characters. Phillip ''does'' try to get out of the mold, but fails as the fairies still end up as the more interesting ones. The fact that he actually has a first name still demonstrates that he has much more character development than the princes in Cinderella and Snow White.

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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Both Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora are static non-characters. Phillip ''does'' try to get out of the mold, but fails as the fairies still end up as the more interesting ones. The fact that he actually has a first name still demonstrates that he has much more character development than the princes in Cinderella ''Cinderella'' and Snow White.''Snow White''.



* SpellBlade: How the fairies give Prince Phillip a Sword of Truth and a Shield of Virtue to fight Maleficent. They even add an extra incantation before the final blow.

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* SpellBlade: How the fairies give Prince Phillip a the Sword of Truth and a Shield of Virtue to fight Maleficent. They even add an extra incantation before the final blow.



* SupernaturalAid: The fairies give Prince Phillip a Sword of Truth and a Shield of Virtue to fight Maleficent. They even add an extra incantation before the final blow.

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* SupernaturalAid: The fairies give Prince Phillip a the Sword of Truth and a Shield of Virtue to fight Maleficent. They even add an extra incantation before the final blow.
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