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Characters: Cinderella

Cinderella

See Disney Princess

Prince Charming

Voiced by: William Phipps (original film) , Mike Douglas (singing); Christopher Daniel Barnes (sequels)

The King

Voiced by: Luis Van Rooten; Andre Stojka (sequels)

The Grand Duke

Voiced by: Luis Van Rooten; Rob Paulsen (sequels)

Prudence

Voiced by: Holland Taylor

Lady Tremaine

"These beads... they give it just the right touch."

Voiced by: Eleanor Audley (original film); Susanne Blakeslee (sequels)

  • Abusive Parent: Not only with her stepdaughter (physical and mental abuse by the wazoo) but her own biological daughters as well (is very psychologically abusive to Anastasia in the sequels, and she's the reason why Drizella is an asshole as well. Also, Drizella is absolutely terrified of her.)
  • Aristocrats Are Evil
  • Big Bad
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Not to the viewer, but to the royal staff, certainly.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: She manipulates her daughters into tearing Cinderella's dress apart, and discreetly trips the footman to break the glass slipper.
    • She's also this in the third movie. Housekeeping comes to your room before you ring the bell? It's your stepdaughter trying to sneak in.
    • In Twice Charmed, she realizes that Cinderella might be recognized by the Prince, so she tells Franco to shrink her. Then, she has him use his magic to make Anastasia and Drizella graceful and beautiful so they'll catch the Prince's eye.
  • Evil Eyebrows
  • Evil Matriarch
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow
  • Faux Affably Evil
  • Gold Digger: A largely indirect example, see Lazy Bum below.
    • Also implied to be the reason she married Cinderella's father (and indeed, Drizella and Anastasia's). And since she was widowed twice, while the girls are still young, this implies more...
  • Green Eyes
  • Hate Sink: She is considered one of the most despised Disney villains.
  • I Gave My Word: However, she is very specific about what words she uses exactly. When she says that Cinderella can go to the ball, she very clearly states if she can finish all her chores. When she surprises Tremaine by revealing she has finished her work and has a dress, rather than go back on her word, all she has to do is point out the beads Cinderella is wearing to get her daughters into a manic frenzy when they think Cinderella stole from them.
  • It's All About Me: A textbook example; all she cares about is getting the status she believes that she deserves.
  • Jerkass: Big time.
  • Karma Houdini: At least, until the end of the third movie.
  • Lack of Empathy
  • Lazy Bum: Essentially; she forces her own stepdaughter to do all of the work for her, some of which is work that she could either easily do herself or at least just pay somebody to do (she's already filthy rich so it's not like paying a full staff would harm her fortune in any way) and makes her daughters marry into money just so she can bump her own status without having to do any work herself.
    • This is more out of an attempt to destroy Cinderella's beauty more than anything.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Manipulates Anastasia and Drizella into destroying Cinderella's dress.
  • Parental Favoritism: The Stepmother favours her daughters over Cinderella any day.
    • Subverted in the third film, where it is shown she sees all her daughters as either tools or obstacles, and manipulates her daughters as much as Cindarella.
  • Pet the Dog: In her very first scene, she's seen gently stroking her Right-Hand Cat Lucifer.
  • Rich Bitch
  • Right-Hand Cat
  • Smug Snake
  • Sadist: Especially in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
  • Social Climber
  • The Sociopath: Look at the signs. Domineering, manipulative, abusive, has no problem lying, derives pleasure from hurting/humiliating others, has a grandiose sense of what she's entitled to.. Along with her general antisocial behavior, she may be a textbook example of this trope.
  • Softspoken Sadist
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She is worse in the sequels than the original movie.
  • Wicked Cultured
  • Wicked Stepmother

Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine

Anastasia voiced by: Lucille Bliss (original film); Tress Macneille (sequels)
Drizella voiced by: Rhoda Williams (original film); Russi Taylor (sequels)

The Baker

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

Jaq and Gus

Jaq voiced by: Jimmy MacDonald (original film); Rob Paulsen (sequels)
Gus voiced by: Jimmy MacDonald (original film; Corey Burton (sequels)

Lucifer

Voiced by: June Foray (original film); Frank Welker (sequels)

Bruno

Voiced by: James Mac Donald; Frank Welker (sequels)

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