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

!!Princess Aurora
''See Characters/DisneyPrincess''

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

* {{Badass}}: 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.
** 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: Although he gets quite a few magical upgrades from the Fairies.
* BoundAndGagged: Maleficent has him bound in chains and locked up after he comes looking for Aurora, then to him known as Briar-Rose.
* 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.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDeterminator: 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.
* 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.
* 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. Philip 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.
* TenorBoy
* 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.
* WouldHitAGirl: Battles Maleficent in her dragon form in the climax.

!!Maleficent
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[-[[caption-width-right:341:"You poor simple fools, thinking you could defeat me, '''me''', the mistress of all evil!"]]-]
->'''Voiced by:''' Eleanor Audley (''Sleeping Beauty''); Lois Nettleton (''HouseOfMouse''); Susanne Blakeslee (''KingdomHearts'')

* AdaptationalBadass: The evil fairy, a minor villain in the original story, is here adapted into one of the most powerful {{Disney}} villains ever.
* 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).
* {{Badass}}: Maleficent is widely considered to among the coolest villains Disney has ever produced, and indisputably one of the most formidable.
** 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 DisneyThemeParks), she's often portrayed as the BigBad for the Disney multiverse as a whole.
* BigEntrance: Maleficent, as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCV0hy6ex1c here.]]
* [[BreakoutVillain Breakout Villainess]]: 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 Card Carrying Villainess]]: 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.
* 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.
* 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.
** A case of ShownTheirWork: Maleficent's behavior is quite fitting of an evil fairy, who is compelled to avenge all slights.
* 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, [[GenreSavvy she's perfectly aware of how much she's feared]].
* 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.
* EvilLaugh: Maleficent engages in this fairly often, but the crowning example has to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmM-XX8atlQ&t=1m32s 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: [[http://oncepodcast.com/files/2012/05/Maleficents-castle-Sleeping-Beauty.jpg Maleficent's humble abode]] (complete with dungeons and an army of goblin minions). How the castle came to be is unknown; based on [[http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/5/5e/htf_imgcache_34979.jpeg 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 one of Disney canon's more powerful, subtle, and intelligent villains, so her reaction to slights and love of cruelty seem out of place to audiences more familiar with Tinkerbell.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* LadyOfWar: She usually had her minions do her dirty work, but if she wanted to, she could probably kill everyone herself.
* LargeHam: She mixes both subtle and bombastic hamminess, often shifting between them suddenly.
* LeanAndMean: Compared to the more stout and kind fairies.
* 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.
* 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.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: She's referred to as a 'witch' sometimes, but is actually an evil fairy.
* {{Person of Mass Destruction}}.
* 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.
* 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.

!!Flora, Fauna and Merryweather

->'''Flora voiced by:''' Verna Felton
->'''Fauna voiced by:''' Barbara Jo Allen
->'''Merryweather voiced by:''' Barbara Luddy

* AllUpToYou: The Three Good Fairies are arguably 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.
* BigEntrance: A fanfare and an announcer declares "Their Most Exulted Excellencies, The Three Good Fairies!" as they arrive on a sunbeam with sparkles.
* BrickJoke: The 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.]]
** Another example 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]].
* ChromaticArrangement: The red, green, and blue fairies.
* 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 Fairy Companions]]
* TheFairFolk: 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.
* 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. Flora has to hold her back though.
* OnlySaneMan: Merryweather.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent
* ParentalSubstitute: To Aurora, although they refer to themselves as her aunts.
* PowerTrio
* RedOniBlueOni: Although the blue fairy Merryweather is the Red Oni and the red fairy Flora is the Blue Oni.
* RunningGag: Flora and Merryweather's bickering over Aurora's dress being pink or blue, which happens in the last two acts of the movie.
** The pink-blue feud begins even earlier; whenever Flora conjures up their peasant costumes, she makes Merryweather's all pink, earning a distasteful grimace and leading Merryweather to make it blue.
* WideEyedIdealist: Fauna.

!!King Stefan

* FatAndSkinny: Skinny to Hubert's fat.
* 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]]) that Hubert wants Aurora to marry as soon as she's found out who she is.

!!King Hubert

* AdiposeRex
* BigEater
* {{Expy}}: He greatly resembles the king from ''Cinderella'', and shares his voice actor, who does the same voice for both of them. Both kings also wish to marry off their sons because they want grandchildren.
* FatAndSkinny: With Stefan.
* 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.

!! The Queen

* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Like Aurora, the Queen is gracious and kind and has hair the color of sunshine.
* NoNameGiven: She is only ever referred to as "the Queen". In some periphery material, her name is given as Leah or Beatrice, and the fandom took a shine to Leah.

!! Diablo and Maleficent's Goons

* AllThereInTheManual: Diablo is not named anywhere in the movie.
* CreepyCrows: Diablo is a raven.
* 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.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The raven is remarkably suspicious and aware, and is the key to Maleficent's plan succeeding. He is sure not to let the minor, suspicious sound he hears go and investigates, sounding the alarm to stop Phillip.
* 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.
* TheHorde: The Goons.
* NonHumanSidekick: A raven and several MixAndMatchCritters.
* PsychoticSmirk: Diablo shows one when he realizes he just found Aurora.
* SmugSnake: Diablo, though more competent than most examples.
* TakenForGranite: Diablo, courtesy of the Three Good Fairies.
* TooDumbToLive: The Goons apparently don't understand that babies grow up, especially after sixteen years of not figuring this out.
* UndyingLoyalty: Diablo to Maleficent.