The handsome prince that hears Snow White's song and falls in love with her.
Distressed Dude: In the comic adaptation and an earlier screenplay treatment, he was to have been captured by the Queen and entertained by dancing skeletons. This was later used in Sleeping Beauty, where Prince Philip is held captive by Maleficent.
No Name Given: His name is never revealed. Alleged names for him are Frederick and Florian. In an earlier screenplay, he gave himself the name Prince Buckethead after he saw Snow White making a pretend prince with that name.
Non-Standard Character Design: Disney animators found it difficult to draw male characters at the time, which is why he had his screentime drastically reduced by the final cut of the film. He is noticeably (much like Snow White herself) rounder in appearance and non detailed compared to later Disney Princes.
Satellite Love Interest: One of the video releases said that the original intent was for him to be captured by the Queen while looking for Snow White and have scenes involving his imprisonment and breakout. They were dropped in favour of the climax focusing on the dwarfs. Prince Phillip later gets to do all these things though.
Self-Deprecation: The reason he accepts the name Prince Buckethead, as it's more honest than flattering.
Freudian Excuse: In Valentino's prequel novel "Fairest of All", it was explained that the reason for the Queen's obsessed desire for being the most beautiful of all was due to emotional abuse from her father, who refused to acknowledge her as beautiful at all prior to his death. In fact, when she married Snow White's father, the king, she actually did care for Snow White as if she were her own daughter. It wasn't until her father's witch cousins supplied her with the magic mirror (containing her father's spirit) as well as the King's death that she lost her sanity.
Karmic Transformation: The Queen gives us a rare case of a voluntarily self-inflicted version of this. A woman obsessed with beauty turns herself hideous as a disguise, but she spends the rest of the movie (and is most often remembered) that way.
Large Ham: Averted with the Queen, who is usually very controlled with her mannerisms, even when angry. But when she becomes The Witch, she throws all calmness right out the window, and begins right on hamming it up.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite taking the form of a frail old witch, she is stopped just short of crushing the dwarfs with a giant boulder. Adding to that she had already poisoned Snow White, her plan was a thread from succeeding had not a random and precise bolt of lightning not taken her out the final second.
Obviously Evil: The Queen in disguise isn't exactly the most subtle of all the beasts of the field.
Offstage Villainy: It's implied the Queen committed other horrendous crimes before trying to kill Snow White — there are a lot of skeletons in her dungeon...
Ominous Opera Cape: She's actually wearing two capes, in that her sleeves are one wide piece of fabric connected across her back, under her main cape.
Proud Beauty: She has a Magic Mirror she would use everyday to confirm that she is the "the fairest in that land". When the mirror claims that Snow White is the fairest the queen tries to have her killed.
Villainous Breakdown: The Queen suffers this, but initially a rare cold - blooded one once she realizes Snow White is still alive. Then after she transforms herself into an old witch she definitely loses all her temper and lets her emotions take hold.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The Queen/Queen Grimhilde/The Witch is perhaps one of the darkest interpretations of the trope: Evidence from the book "Fairest of All" suggests that it isn't so much that she's murderously jealous of her stepdaughter being more beautiful than her as it is that she is simply incapable of letting herself not be the fairest of all, her mind and integrity just being too far gone thanks to years of emotional abuse from her own father for apparently not being beautiful in her father's standards, and having said traumatic memories being forcibly reintroduced into her life by her father's witch cousins fusing his spirit into a magic mirror, and this combined with the death of her husband led her to believe that the only way she could ever amount to anything in terms of beauty is to kill Snow White.
Even Evil Has Standards: He is a well known hunter and expert killer, but he draws the line at killing Snow White. Not from lack of trying, but she so beautiful and innocent that he can't bring himself to do it. Instead he drops his knife, sobbingly begs for forgiveness, warns her of the Queen and tells her to run for it.
Extreme Omnivore: Dopey manages to swallow both a bar of soap and a spoon (in a deleted scene) with one gulp each. Granted, both times were by accident, and eating this kind of stuff often gives him the hiccups.