Characters from Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''.

!!Titular Character


On the day of her christening, she was betrothed to Prince Phillip and given the gifts of beauty and song from the fairies Flora and Fauna, but the evil fairy Maleficent cursed her to die on contact with the spindle of a spinning wheel when she was slighted. The third fairy Merryweather mitigated the curse by changing its effect to an enchanted sleep that could be broken by TrueLovesKiss. To prevent any further harm by Maleficent, the fairies took her away to live as a peasant in the forest.

->'''Voiced by:''' Mary Costa, Creator/JenniferHale, Creator/KateHiggins, Erin Torpey (speaking); Cassidy Ladden (singing); Estrellita Díaz (speaking) and Lupita Pérez Arias (singing) (1959), Laura Ayala (speaking) and Brenda Ruiz (singing) (2001) (Latin American Spanish).
* AdvertisedExtra: Poor Aurora is actually in a coma for the second half of the film. The first half? She's losing screen time to the fairies, Prince Phillip, and the two kings.
* ArtisticAge: Her appearance was modeled after actresses in their twenties, but she's sixteen years old.
* ColorCodedMultiplayer: In the Sleeping Beauty edition of the board game ''Pretty Pretty Princess'', the player pieces are all Aurora in her bejeweled gown, but one is pink, one blue, one purple and one gold.
* CoolCrown: Before Tiana, she became the only princess to never appear in clipart or merchandise without a tiara, and in the movie the fairies emphasize that it is symbolic of her right and duty as princess.
* DamselInDistress: Maybe one of the most intense and epic examples among the line, where Prince Phillip must battle a dragon with the powers of Hell to rescue the princess.
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: While the curse in Creator/{{Disney}}'s adaptation of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has a 16-year time period to be fulfilled instead of a certain day, the curse was fulfilled on Aurora's 16th birthday, just moments before its time was up.
* DecoyProtagonist: Despite the whole movie about her, she has only about 18 minutes of screentime, the shortest time for any Disney heroine. It's the fairies who are the main stars.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Despite apparently having access to shoes, Aurora prefers to go barefoot when she ventures into the forest.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Aurora tells her animal friends that she dreams of finding love with a prince, and that she hopes the fact she dreamed it more than once means it will come true. It does.
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: How she greets her parents after meeting them, emphasizing her suitability as royalty.
* FormFittingWardrobe: Her princess dress really fits her torso well, which can be done by a skilled tailor, but in this case with the aid of magic.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: It seems the woodland creatures were her only companions outside of her "aunts", and they're very dedicated to her.
* GirlInTheTower: Where the Fairies put her to rest to await TrueLovesKiss; it becomes more of a prison when Maleficent is there guarding it with minions, thorns, and her own ScaledUp self.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She's a beautiful, young, romantic, innocent girl, and her Gift of Beauty even blesses her with 'hair of sunshine gold'.
* HollywoodCostuming: Her princess dress would fit more with the fancy dresses in films like ''Film/RomanHoliday'' than medieval times (even the GorgeousPeriodDress versions). Even her peasant dress fits the silhouettes of the 1950s instead of peasant attire of the past.
* HypnotizeThePrincess: Maleficent hypnotizes her with a green ball of light, in order to make her prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. She attempts to resist and almost gets it, but ultimately can't stop herself.
* IWantSong: "I Wonder", where she sings about wanting a companion and love.
* TheIngenue: Somewhat, as she is as pure-hearted as any Disney Princess, but according to WordOfGod she was intended to be ''less'' innocent than her predecessor, Cinderella, and indeed does act more coy and flirtatious.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The only people she can remember knowing have been hiding a large secret from her for sixteen years.
* ModestRoyalty: No GiantPoofySleeves, a minimum of the ErmineCapeEffect, an elegant but understated tiara... the most remarkable thing about her dress is the war the Fairies fight over what color it's supposed to be. This makes her starkly elegant against some of the other (more period accurate) nobility of the court.
* NiceGirl: Aurora is kind, elegant, and sophisticated, as well as a hopeless romantic.
* OfficialCouple: With Prince Phillip.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: They even met ''before'' they knew they were to be wed.
* PimpedOutDress: Her princess dress isn't an example, but the CostumePorn editions of it in the merchandise certainly do.
* PinballProtagonist: Despite being the titular character. The only thing she does of her own volition is run into Phillip; everything else she does is at someone else's order or suggestion.
* PrincessClassic: Aurora is the most traditional and fairy tale like of the princesses. Many modern examples of this trope are inspired directly by Aurora and her story, right down to a typical PrinceCharming's dressing like Phillip. As such, she's often represented in the merchandise as the most quintessential princess. For example, her name is always styled as "Princess Aurora" and she is always shown to be wearing her crown, which were both unique to the line before Tiana.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Between this and TrueBlueFemininity; Aurora herself never chooses the color of her dress. Flora and Merryweather got in a fight over the color of the dress - pink or blue. It's mostly blue throughout the movie. In the merchandise, it's usually pink. Occasionally Disney puts her in a [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple violet dress]] as a compromise, and more and more modern merchandise has reversible dresses or alternate dolls with the blue dress.
* PurpleEyes: Aurora is probably the most magical of the princesses, having been enchanted to look beautiful, sing beautifully, and be beloved. This is reflected by her eyes; she is the only princess to have an abnormal eye color.
* RebelliousPrincess: To an extent. Once she finally learns that she is a princess and will be subject to an ArrangedMarriage, she is ''not'' happy with the idea and tries to get out of it. On the flip side, [[RebelPrince Philip]] wasn't about to accept his end of the bargain either.
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: "Sleeping Beauty" refers to Aurora, but the actual protagonists are the three fairies. [[AdvertisedExtra Aurora]] has a total of eighteen lines of dialogue in the entire movie.
* SilenceIsGolden: Becomes this throughout the movie's second half, even after being awakened from the spell.
* SimpleYetOpulent: Her dress, again fitting the high fashion standards of when the film was made in the 1950s.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Aurora falls for KnightInShiningArmour [[NiceGuy Prince Phillip]].
* StatuesqueStunner: The tallest Disney Princess after Pocahontas, and with enchanted beauty.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Aurora bears a strong resemblance to her mother--which possibly indicates the Fairies may have enchanted ''her'' too when she was a little girl.
* TheTragicRose: Her "peasant" name is Briar Rose (a nod to her name in Creator/TheBrothersGrimm tale), and the fairies place a rose to her chest when her curse is fulfilled.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Between this and PrincessesPreferPink, as seen above. Aurora herself never chooses the color of her dress.
* TrueLovesKiss: The compromise for altering Maleficent's curse for Aurora to die was to change it into an everlasting sleep that could only be broken by this.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: She's 16 years old, but can pass for being in her twenties.


[[folder:Prince Phillip]]

The first pro-active Disney Prince and certainly the mold from which later Disney male protagonists would draw from, Prince Phillip has been a fan-favorite since he first appeared on screen.

->'''Voiced by:''' Bill Shirley, Creator/RogerCraigSmith (2002-2007), Josh Robert Thompson (current); Alejandro Algata (1959) and Mario Filio (2001) (Latin American Spanish, speaking); Alejandro Algara again (1959), Manuel Acosta (2001) (Latin American Spanish, singing).
* BadassCape: Wears one when it's time to adventure--riding through the woods and fighting Maleficent, notably.
* BadassInDistress: He's held captive by Maleficent after being captured by her minions. After the Fairies find and rescue him, he gets to fight Maleficent in the climax.
* BadassNormal: Fighting off a demonic horde and then killing their boss who had changed into a powerful dragon [[note]] albeit with some assistance[[/note]] definitely counts. Although he gets quite a few magical upgrades from the Fairies.
* BoundAndGagged: When he goes to visit Briar Rose at her cottage, he is instead ambushed by Maleficent's goons, who promptly tie up and gag him and take him away to be thrown into her dungeon.
* ABoyAndHisX: A Man and His Horse. Samson, his {{cool horse}}, is his constant companion.
* TheCharmer: A friendly version. He is shown to be able to manipulate others to do things for him, such as when he goads his horse to find Aurora in the woods and when he is able to get King Hubert to agree to his desire to marry the peasant girl he met in the woods.
* CoolHorse: His horse Samson.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Brown hair and eyes.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}: He doesn't falter in the face of boiling pitch, falling rocks, opening chasms, a forest of thorns, a volley of arrows, a legion of minions, and finally not even an all-powerful sorceress [[OneWingedAngel turned fire-breathing dragon]] stands in the way of him waking up his princess.
* HeroicMime: He has no dialogue whatsoever in the second half of the film, which focuses on him.
* KnightInShiningArmour: The climax of the movie is a battle with Prince Phillip up against Maleficent to save Princess Aurora.
* MarryForLove: Wants to marry for love as opposed to for station once he meets Briar Rose, as he tells his father King Hubert.
* NiceGuy: Prince Phillip is brave, heroic, and easy-going.
* NiceHat: He gets a sprightly cap to wear when he's riding and it evidently looks princely enough that the animals think it will suit as their mock prince for Briar Rose.
* NonHumanSidekick: His horse, Samson. Phillip is also the first among the love interests in a Disney movie to have one of his own.
* OfficialCouple: With Princess Aurora.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: He didn't think so at first, when he met his incognito fiancee, but things worked out perfectly when she was the very person he was supposed to marry anyway.
* PrinceCharming: From what the movie showed of him, he's certainly a nice guy.
* RedIsHeroic: His outfit, when fighting Maleficent, includes a red cape.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: He is a static non-character. He ''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.
* TrueLovesKiss: Intentionally done by all parties--Phillip was aware that his kiss would break the spell and Merryweather chose it as something powerful enough to change Maleficent's original curse.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Genderflipped. The handsome son of chubby and short King Hubert.
* WouldHitAGirl: Battles Maleficent in her dragon form in the climax.

[[folder:Flora, Fauna and Merryweather]]

Three good fairies who are also present at Aurora's birthday celebration. The three of them, following Maleficent's birthday curse, take it upon themselves to hide the princess from the evil fairy by raising her as their own.

->'''Voiced by:''' Verna Felton, Barbera Direkson (Flora), Barbara Jo Allen, Russi Taylor (Fauna), Barbara Luddy, Creator/TressMacNeille (Merryweather); Fanny Schiller and Guadalupe Noel (Flora), Magdalena Ruvalcalba and Ada Morales (Fauna), Carlota Solares and Gabriela Michel (Merryweather) (1959 and 1995 respectively, Latin American Spanish)
* AllUpToYou: The Three Good Fairies are an {{inver|ted Trope}}sion, as they are constantly the heroines who do the saving, despite being treated as if they were sidekicks.
* AscendedExtra: An interpretation of how the fairies are in this work. In the original fairy tale, the good fairies just serve to "build up" the princess, while the bad fairy is a DiabolusExMachina.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Merryweather is as sweet and good as the others, but unlike them she has no qualms about turning someone to stone if she's pushed too far.
* BigEntrance: A fanfare and an announcer declares "Their Most Exulted Excellencies, The Three Good Fairies!" as they arrive on a sunbeam with sparkles.
* BigThinShortTrio: Flora, Fauna and Merriweather, respectively (though Fauna is "thin" only compared to the other two).
* BrickJoke:
** The red/pink Flora and blue Merryweather, as they decide to use magic to prepare for Aurora's birthday party, have an arguement where they keep magically changing Aurora's dress from Flora's preferred pink to Merryweather's preferred blue and back again, a commotion that leads to the raven finding out where they live. [[spoiler:When Aurora and Phillip dance in the courtyard after they marry, Flora and Merryweather (watching with Fauna from a balcony) are still waving their wands and changing Aurora's dress colors alternately from Flora's pink to Merryweather's blue. The dress is still changing color in the ending as the camera pans out of the moving storybook pictures of the prince and princess dancing.]]
** In an early scene, where Merryweather proposes [[BalefulPolymorph turning Maleficent into a fat old hoptoad]]. The others chide her, [[AsYouKnow reminding her]] that their magic can only bring joy and happiness. Merryweather snidely responds that it would make ''her'' happy. From this we're to take it for granted that the fairies can't use any offensive magic. Until one of the final scenes, where Merryweather turns the raven to stone, which she shouldn't have been able to do, except that [[SemanticSuperpower she was quite satisfied with the result]].
* ButtMonkey: Merryweather gets the more humiliating misfortunes, such as losing her wings mid-flight and landing in a cup and being the "dummy" for Flora when she tries to make the dress, which wouldn't fit Aurora at all.
* ChromaticArrangement: The red, green, and blue fairies.
* CommanderContrarian: Merryweather is typically the one who voices the contrasting opinion.
-->'''Flora''': (after suggesting they turn Aurora into a flower) She'll (Aurora) be perfectly safe.
-->'''Merryweather''': Until Maleficent sends a frost.
* CoolOldLady: Three kind and motherly old fairies in contrast to younger and evil Maleficent.
* TheDitz: Fauna doesn't focus as much on the drama at hand as her sisters; she also doesn't comprehend, after 16 years living with and ''as'' a human, that eggshells probably won't taste good in cake. Or that the candles shouldn't go on the cake until after it's been ''baked''.
* FairyCompanion: Not just companions, but parental figures.
* FairyGodmother: In several senses, due to them also raising Aurora.
* FreudianTrio: Flora (Superego), Fauna (Ego), Merryweather (Id).
* HotBlooded: Merryweather, who's quick enough to anger that she repeatedly tries to go after people when it won't end well. Like Maleficent.
* InkSuitActor: Verna Felton as Flora, Disney's favorite lady for matronly comedic women.
* LethalChef: Fauna, who's never been on cooking duty before, even if she does eat their food.
* LetMeAtHim: Merryweather to Maleficent at the beginning of the movie and near the end when Maleficent turns into a dragon. Flora has to hold her back though.
* TheNapoleon: Merryweather who is the shortest but also the most impulsive and short-tempered.
* NeverMessWithGranny: The fairies may be old, but they successfully hide Aurora and raise her as their own for sixteen years. They then take on an active role in the third act, single-handedly protecting Philip from all of Maleficent's traps, providing him with weapons, and then enchanting those weapons to allow him to destroy the evil fairy.
* NiceMeanAndInbetween: Fauna (nice), Merryweather (mean), and Flora (inbetween).
* OnlySaneWoman: Merryweather in the scene where the fairies are preparing for Aurora's birthday.
-->'''Merryweather:''' I think we've had ''enough'' of this ''nonsense!'' I think we ought to think of Rose, and what ''she'll'' think of this ''mess!'' I still think what I thought before: I'm going to ''get'' those wands!
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Shorter than the average human but larger than dwarves, all take the forms of sugary older women. They have wings but they can make those disappear. It appears they can't do magic without their wands, as Fauna and Merryweather are left on a table after Flora takes their wands and had to turn them back to normal size. WordOfGod claimed that Maleficent is also a fairy - one that takes the form of a green-skinned horned sorceress.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Aurora, although they refer to themselves as her aunts.
* RedOniBlueOni: Inverted. The blue fairy Merryweather is the impulsive Red Oni and the red fairy Flora is the calm and wise Blue Oni.
* RhymesOnADime: All three fairies deliver their gifts to Aurora in rhyme. Later, when preparing for Aurora's birthday, they do this again, suggesting that rhyming helps them cast spells.
* RunningGag: Flora and Merryweather's bickering over Aurora's dress being pink or blue, which happens whenever Flora conjures up their peasant costume and she makes Merryweather's all pink, earning a distasteful grimace and leading Merryweather to make it blue. They keep bickering about this in the last two acts of the movie.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: They have much more screentime (and dialogue) than Aurora, making them the protagonists.
* SupportingProtagonist: They are the real stars of the film and basically do most of the stuff for both Aurora and Phillip, even if the story is technically about Aurora.
* {{Tuckerization}}: Flora is the name of Walt Disney's mother.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: While they're much nicer than Maleficent, they still have shades of this; when trying to come up with a way to save Aurora, they think it would be a great idea to turn her into a flower until they realize that Maleficent could just send a frost and kill her that way.
* WideEyedIdealist: Fauna.
-->'''Fauna:''' Perhaps if we reason with her...\\
'''Flora:''' Reason?!\\
'''Merryweather:''' With Maleficent?!\\
'''Fauna:''' [[GenreBlind Well]], she can't be ''[[ObviouslyEvil all]]'' bad.\\
'''Flora:''' Oh, [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe yes, she can!]]

[[folder:King Stefan]]

Aurora's father, a friend of king Hubert, and the king of the kingdom. Ever since his daughter is taken away to protect her until her sixteenth birthday he worries over her constantly.

->'''Voiced by:''' Taylor Holmes (''Sleeping Beauty''), Corey Burton (''Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams''); ; Dagoberto de Cervantes (1959) and both Ricardo Lexama (speaking) and Luis miguel Marmolejo (singing) (2001) (Latin American Spanish)
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite being a nice guy, King Stefan can be an intimidating figure when pushed.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Matching black hair and eyes.
* FatAndSkinny: Skinny to Hubert's fat.
* NiceGuy: Stefan is portrayed as a humble figure and loving father, and a bit fun loving too, as shown during the dining room scene with Hubert.
* PapaWolf: Most of the scenes he's in he tries to protect his daughter fiercely--first by ordering his guards to seize Maleficent, then by burning all the spinning wheels in the kingdom, and finally by getting outraged (and [[RuleOfFunny declaring war]]) at Hubert for hinting that Aurora isn't good enough for Phillip.

[[folder:Queen Leah]]

Aurora's mother, the queen of the kingdom and King Stefan's wife.

->'''Voiced by:''' Verna Felton (''Sleeping Beauty''), Barbara Dirikson (''Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams''); Fanny Schiller (1959) and Guadalupe Noel (2001) (Latin American Spanish)
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Like Aurora, the Queen is gracious and kind and has hair the color of sunshine.
* MumLooksLikeASister: 16-year-old Aurora looks only slightly shorter and slightly finer-featured than her.
* NiceGirl: She has shown to be motherly and protective, as well as a kind ruler over her subjects.
* NoNameGiven: She is only ever referred to as "the Queen." In some periphery material she is given various names, and the fandom took a shine to Leah.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To Aurora. They practically look like sisters instead of mother and daughter (see MumLooksLikeASister).

[[folder:King Hubert]]

Prince Phillip's father and a good friend of King Stefan, who is looking forward to his son's marriage to his friend's daughter.

->'''Voiced by:''' Bill Thompson; Alberto Gavira (1959), Emilio Guerrero (speaking) and Juan Jiménez (singing) (2001) (Latin American Spanish)
* AdiposeRex: He's a good deal heavier than Stefan.
* BigEater: Shown particularly when King Stefan is worrying about Aurora's return and he's eating everything he can.
* {{Expy}}: He greatly resembles the king from ''Cinderella''. Both kings also wish to marry off their sons because they want grandchildren.
* FatAndSkinny: With Stefan.
* HairTriggerTemper: Poor Stefan learns this the hard way as they make plans for Aurora's and Philip's ArrangedMarriage. Apparently hinting that springing an {{arranged marriage}} onto Aurora just after telling her who she really is and introducing her to her birth parents after being away from each other for 16 years (read: her whole life) being "quite a shock" is a grave insult worthy of [[RuleOfFunny declaring war]].
-->"''My'' Phillip a shock?!"
* IWantGrandkids: So much so that he already had a castle built for Phillip and Aurora so they could get busy the ''same'' night she arrived.

!!Forces of Evil

[-[[caption-width-right:341:"You poor simple fools, thinking you could defeat me, '''me''', the mistress of all evil!"]]-]
[-[[caption-width-right:341:"Now shall you deal with me, ol' Prince! And all the powers of '''HELL!'''. *Laughs*]]-]

The evil fairy responsible for the curse on Aurora, Maleficent is one of the most feared and famous of Disney villains. After being snubbed an invitation to the infant Aurora's birthday, she appears unannounced and curses the princess to die on her sixteenth birthday after pricking her finger on a spindle--she then does everything she can to make sure this happens.

->'''Voiced by:''' Eleanor Audley (''Sleeping Beauty''); Linda Gary (Fantasmic, Fantillusion); Lois Nettleton (''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''); Susanne Blakeslee (''KingdomHearts''); Rosario Muñoz Ledo (1959) and Mayra Rojas (2001) (Latin American Spanish)
* TheAce: Maleficent is widely considered to among the coolest villains Disney has ever produced, and indisputably one of the most formidable.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Kind of; the evil fairy in the fairy tale is traditionally illustrated as being old and wrinkly, which Maleficent definitely ''isn't''. She could easily rival Aurora in terms of beauty - though darker and sharper. And is still beautiful even after sixteen years of frustration took their toll on her.
* AdaptationalBadass: The evil fairy, a minor villain in the original story, is here adapted into one of the most powerful Creator/{{Disney}} villains ever.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The Old Fairy was pretty evil in the original version, but she was pretty tame compared to Maleficent, who acts as the devil stand-in and takes a more active role in the plot.
* AscendedExtra: In the fairy tale, the unnamed evil fairy disappears after cursing the baby princess (although some suspect she was the mysterious old woman whom the princess meets later).
* BadBoss: To her minions (except for Diablo, see EvenEvilHasLovedOnes). A very notable instance of this is when she electrocutes them with lightning after she learns that they spent sixteen years searching for a baby, not even being aware that Aurora would age.
-->'''Maleficent''': Fools! Idiots!! IMBECILES!!!
* BadassBoast: "Now shall you deal with '''me''', o Prince, and all the powers of ''HELL!''"
* BadassLongRobe: Although more like the old style of dress called a "houpelande", but still otherwise counts.
* BigBad: Her angry whims are the reason Aurora must be hidden and the basis of the movie. In Disney crossover material (such as ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' and quite a few attractions in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks), she's often portrayed as the BigBad for the Disney multiverse as a whole.
* BigEntrance: [[ Hell yes.]] Flames, ominous light, VillainTeleportation...
* BreakoutVillain: Maleficent has become one of the go-to main villains for Disney whenever they do a serious crossover, such as in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' and ''Theatre/{{Fantasmic}}'' She even got [[{{Film/Maleficent}} her own movie.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: She, [[EvilIsCool magnificently]] and [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chompingly]] enough, proclaims herself "[[RedBaron Mistress of All Evil]]."
* CharacterTics: Maleficent had a noticeable habit of lifting her hand up to her chest when speaking, a habit she shared with her voice actress, Eleanor Audley.
* ChekhovsGun: Her dragon form appears as part of a blink-and-you'll-miss-it page decoration right before the scene where she zaps her minions, and well before she transforms.
* CruelMercy: She could have easily killed Prince Phillip when she had him prisoner; this is her reason for letting him live.
* DarkActionGirl: Easily the most powerful one in Disney canon thus far.
* DarkIsEvil: She dresses in black and purple that look like flames.
* DeadpanSnarker: Since her first appearance early in the film, she speaks half of her lines in a mocking, sarcastic tone. See also SarcasmMode below.
* DisproportionateRetribution: She curses the princess to die because she was not invited to the christening. She spends the next sixteen years obsessing over her revenge being enacted. Maleficent's behavior is quite fitting of an evil fairy, who is compelled to avenge all slights.
** Though given her personality, it's more likely she was just being smug.
* DragonsAreDemonic: Maleficent proclaims to Prince Phillip prior to fighting her that he must now face her and "all the powers of Hell", before transforming into a giant black dragon with glowing green eyes and the ability to breathe green flames.
* DramaticThunder: Whenever Maleficent gets angered, loud thunder crashes are always present. Her big entrance involves her teleporting via lightning strike.
* TheDreaded:
** Everyone during the christening scene is clearly terrified of what Maleficent might do, and when she finally forces the king's hand and he finally orders his troops to seize her, all it takes for her to hold them at bay is to conjure some fire and bellow ''"Stand back, you fools!"'' Clearly, she's perfectly aware of how much she's feared.
** This extends to Disney crossovers. Even when other villains show up, the heroes are usually able to defeat them easily and they're not always taken seriously. But when ''Maleficent'' shows up, the mood shifts immediately and everyone is left terrified for their lives.
* DubNameChange: Her name was changed to Demona in the Hungarian dub.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Though Maleficent is cruel to her dim-witted subordinates, she appears to have a soft spot for her faithful winged companion Diablo and is never seen mistreating him. She also gasps in horror upon realising that Diablo has been permanently turned to stone by the fairies.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
-->'''Merryweather:''' What ''won't'' [Maleficent] expect? She knows everything.\\
'''Fauna:''' Oh, but she doesn't, dear. Maleficent doesn't know anything about love, or kindness, or the joy of helping others... You know, sometimes I don't think she's really very happy.
* EvilCounterpart: To the Three Good Fairies, obviously.
* EvilEyebrows: Thin ones that create a purple eye shadow.
* EvilGloating: During a particularly malicious scene in the second act, Maleficent taunts Phillip by telling him he may go free in a hundred years, when he is ancient and Aurora is still young and beautiful.
* EvilIsHammy: Although she can be eerily subtle a lot of the time.
* EvilIsPetty: The basis of the film and the next sixteen years of her life are because she was given a relatively minor slight. Fauna also mentions that Maleficent sends frosts to kill Flora's flowers (or that she may be the harbinger of winter as it's left ambiguous).
* EvilLaugh: Maleficent engages in this fairly often, but the crowning example has to be [[ when she transforms into a dragon.]]
* EvilOverlord: She isn't known as "[[RedBaron the Mistress of All Evil]]" for nothing.
* EvilSorceress: What sort of magic she wreaks on a day-to-day basis is never seen, but she uses her magic to punish her minions, curse an infant to die, and try to kill her fiancee who wants to rescue her.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: [[ Maleficent's humble abode]] (complete with dungeons and an army of goblin minions). How the castle came to be is unknown; based on [[ its state of disrepair]], it's either a long-abandoned castle Maleficent moved into to use as her base of operations, a castle Maleficent captured by force and never bothered fixing up, or (based on its location) a castle she constructed herself, with or without the help of her minions, and subsequently allowed to fall into decay. Since it's not clear where the mountain ends and the castle begins, it's possible that the castle's depths extend far deeper than the exterior would suggest (we already know it's got some impressive dungeons), which would make it double as an ElaborateUndergroundBase.
* EvilWearsBlack: Her robe is black, lined with dark purple.
* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: Maleficent, although it could be simply the shadow of her brow, since it doesn't appear on her eyelids.
* TheFairFolk: Played extremely straight -- Maleficent is a classic Unseelie Court fairy, and one of Disney canon's more powerful, subtle, and intelligent villains. Her reaction to slights and love of cruelty seem out of place to audiences more familiar with Tinkerbell.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Slips into this a few times. The first and probably best example is when she pretends she's not offended at being invited to Aurora's christening, only to curse the infant princess to die.
* FireIceLightning: Merryweather informs us that Maleficent can "send a frost", she tries to strike Prince Philip with bolts of lightning when he escapes her castle, and she uses fire at various points during the movie (most prominently at the end of the movie when she [[ScaledUp Scales Up]]).
* ForTheEvulz: Maleficent ''could'' just kill Phillip and by doing so ensure that Aurora's curse could never be broken, but she decides to go the extra mile by taunting him with the knowledge of just who Aurora is and what's become of her, then keeping him locked up in her dungeon until he's a withered and decrepit old man - at which point he's free to pursue Aurora, whose body and mind are still sixteen years old. One of the short stories in the ''Disney Scary Storybook Collection'' has a resurrected Maleficent turn everyone in the kingdom to stone. However, she leaves Aurora as a human, in hopes that she will perish from loneliness.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: She wears purple eyeshadow and her black robe is lined with purple, and she's an elegant and regal LadyOfBlackMagic.
* GreenEyes: More like completely green eyes with black pupils.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: [[SicklyGreenGlow green]], [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]] and [[DarkIsEvil black]].
* HighCollarOfDoom: Three altogether--one on her cloak and two as spiked collars on her headdress.
* HornedHumanoid: Although it's hard to tell if she has horns or merely wears them on her headdress.
* HotWitch: Unlike the good fairies, who are all plump, cartoonish and matronly, Maleficent appears younger and is quite elegant and beautiful.
* ImplacableWoman: None of the characters can harm Maleficent directly and it requires a team (Flora enchanting Phillip's sword) to take her down.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: She just turns into a dragon at the end. And yes, it ''is'' awesome.
* KickTheDog: Not just her plan to let Phillip free only once he's grown so old that the artificially-young Aurora would no longer want him, but explaining as much to the imprisoned Phillip in exquisite detail, closing her monologue with a deeply [[SarcasmMode sarcastic]] "'true love' conquers all" before laughing in his face.
* KnightOfCerebus: The film is whimsical and joyous in it's opening scenes and in the castle. Then the wind kicks up, cue thunderbolt, and cue Maleficent, and the situation changes immediately; there is '''zero''' joking or smiles whenever she's onscreen.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: A very iconic one with her macabre and elegant design, regal demeanor, and powerful dark magic.
* LargeHam: She mixes both subtle and bombastic hamminess, often shifting between them suddenly.
* LeanAndMean: Compared to the more stout and kind fairies. Even more so after that time skip. Sixteen years of frustration left her with looking more skeletal and exhausted looking than before.
* MadeOfEvil: It's implied Maleficent is this, particularly by [[NoBodyLeftBehind her death]].
* MeaningfulName: '' '''Maleficent''' (adj) working or productive of harm or evil : baleful''
* MysticalHighCollar: Shaped like draconic frills.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Her name was never given in the original story.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Malefic" productive of evil; malign; doing harm; baneful. "-ent" (suffix) characterized in serving of.
* NiceHat: Her headdress... assuming it ''is'' a headdress and not real horns.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: When she dies, [[HesJustHiding which has led to certain possibilities]].
* ObviouslyEvil: Her creepy black cloak is cut as in the shape of flames, she has giant horns on her head, she lives in an EvilTowerOfOminousness, ''[[MeaningfulName her name is]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Maleficent]]'', and so on.
* OneWingedAngel: When she becomes a dragon. It's even that page's trope image, just because the moment is so iconic.
-->'''Maleficent''': Now you shall deal with me, oh Prince, and all the powers of HELL!
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: She's referred to as a 'witch' sometimes, but is actually an evil fairy.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She can destroy landscapes with extremely powerful lightning strikes and fire. Her forest of thorns are powerful enough to sprout out of the earth, through solid stone. And she can create frosts and thunderstorms on a whim.
* PsychoticSmirk: It's a bit subtle, but can be seen a lot of the time.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her black robe is lined with purple, and she is certainly a powerful magic being.
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: One of the major color schemes of Maleficent is purple; she has purple linings to her robe, and as a dragon, she's got a purple underside.
* RedBaron: Her "Mistress of All Evil" title appears to be entirely self-proclaimed. [[EvilOverlord But]] [[DarkIsEvil no]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction one]] [[ObviouslyEvil questions it]], [[TheDreaded including]] [[SorcerousOverlord the]] [[ForTheEvulz audience.]]
* SarcasmMode:
-->'''Maleficent''': The years roll by, but a hundred years to a steadfast heart are but a day.\\
And now, the gates of a dungeon part, and our prince is free to go his way!\\
Off he rides, on his noble steed, a valiant figure, straight and tall!\\
To wake his love with "love's first kiss," and prove that "true love" conquers ''all!''
* ScaledUp: Her status as one of the most memorable Disney villains is only helped by being the first one to manifest herself as a real, highly dangerous threat, in the form of a black dragon.
* SicklyGreenGlow: Maleficent has green eyes and a green orb atop her staff. Her flames are also green. Her skin appears as if it's green in much of the film, and consequently is colored that way at the theme parks and in merchandise, but in reality it was meant to be an inhuman white and appeared green as an oversight in coloring.
* SlasherSmile: In her dragon form.
* SorcerousOverlord: Her castle, the appearance of the landscape around it, and her army of {{mook}}s suggests that Maleficent uses her dark powers to maintain rule over a wide expanse of territory.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Her plan goes nowhere because her minions don't understand that Aurora would have aged over the years, causing them to search exclusively for a baby for over a decade (although it's clear they had never visited the cottage prior).
* TakingYouWithMe: Implied; shortly after Phillip plunges a sword into her chest, she lunges at him with her mouth open wide, implying that she intended to devour him before her death.


Maleficent's pet raven.

->'''Voiced by:''' [=Dal McKennon=]
* AllThereInTheManual: Diablo is not named anywhere in the movie.
* CleverCrows: He succeeded at finding Aurora when the goons failed.
* CreepyCrows: Diablo is a raven.
* DarkIsEvil: Diablo is a black raven.
* TheDragon: Even though Diablo is never shown to be able to talk, he directs the minions on their plan of attack and personally attempts to warn Maleficent that Phillip is escaping. Maleficent even tells Diablo to quiet her mooks before realizing he's been turned to stone.
* MoralityPet: While Maleficent is a BadBoss to the Goons, she appears to have a soft spot for Diablo and is never seen mistreating him. She's also quite horrified and saddened when he's TakenForGranite.
* NonHumanSidekick: A raven.
* PsychoticSmirk: Diablo shows one when he realizes he just found Aurora.
* SmugSnake: Diablo, though more competent than most examples.
* TakenForGranite: Diablo, courtesy of Merryweather.
* UndyingLoyalty: Diablo to Maleficent.
* VileVillainLaughableLackey: One of the rare aversions in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, as Diablo has little to no comedic moments.

[[folder:Maleficent's Goons]]

The servants of Maleficent.

->'''Voiced by:''' Candy Candido, Pinto Colvig, Bill Amsbery; Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, Randy Crenshaw, Dennis Kyle (Legacy Collection); Creator/DeeBaker, Creator/JimCummings (Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom); Ciro Calderón (1959) and Enrique Mederos, Luis Alfonso Padilla and Ismael Castro (2001) (Latin American Spanish)
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The Goons may not even smart enough to understand babies grow up, but they can ambush and capture Prince Phillip. And later prove to a legitimate threat in blocking Phillip's path.
* DarkIsEvil: All of them have a black and green color scheme and serve under the BigBad.
* TheDitz: The Goons apparently don't understand that babies grow up, especially after sixteen years of not figuring this out.
* TheHorde: Towards Maleficent.
* MadeOfIron: They actually survived and fled from a vicious smiting from a royally pissed Maleficent, and these lightning strikes are powerful enough to destroy large rock formations.
* NonHumanSidekick: All of them are MixAndMatchCritters.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: The Goons are goblin-like. Some have pig-like snouts and beaks.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: While not exactly the brightest minions, they are very capable warriors, and most of them barely come up to Maleficent's knees. Phillip couldn't really subdue them, and had to flee.