* UnfortunateImplications: Most likely due to ValuesDissonance, but one version of the tale basically is all about how the value of a prospective wife is entirely centered on the color of her skin. The prince considers girls with white or pink skin to be common, his father thinks that women with dark skin are stupid and ugly, the hideous gypsy girl who acts as the false bride has skin "the color of clay", and the beautiful princess has golden skin.
** Most foreign versions of the story have the false bride serve as some ethnic stereotype, such a Turk, Gypsy, Moor, or African.
* TheWoobie: The first two maidens. Ironically, Basile's variant implies that they are restored in the end.