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* As we know, Flora is the red fairy due to the color she dresses in. However, her magic sparkles are pink and the dress she makes for Aurora is pink. Why not have her be the pink fairy? Or have the magic sparkles be red for most of her magic, but only pink when she colors Aurora's dress or her down dress after her and Merryweather's color duel?

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* As we know, Flora is the red fairy due to the color she dresses in. However, her magic sparkles are pink and the dress she makes for Aurora is pink. Why not have her be the pink fairy? Or have the magic sparkles be red for most of her magic, but only pink when she colors Aurora's dress or dress? In fact I think the only time she ever really uses red colored magic is when she turns her down dress after her and Merryweather's color duel?
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* As we know, Flora is the red fairy due to the color she dresses in. However, her magic sparkles are pink and the dress she makes for Aurora is pink. Why not have her be the pink fairy? Or have the magic sparkles be red for most of her magic, but only pink when she colors Aurora's dress or her down dress after her and Merryweather's color duel?



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** My impression was that Maleficent was trying to cleverly nullify Merryweather’s gift. By leaving Prince Philip alive until he was about to die of old age, then letting him go to wake up Aurora, the terms of Merryweather’s gift would be fulfilled, yet everyone involved would be as miserable as possible – maximum win! If she killed Philip she would be trying to fight fate and directly oppose the power of the gift, and we now from numerous stories that trying to defy prophecies is a very dangerous endeavor with unpredictable results. By killing Philip, she might just guarantee that “True Love’s Kiss” is interpreted in some other way that she has no control over.

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** ^ This. A royal castle is full of servants, who often go overlooked or BeneathSuspicion. Maleficent could have spies anywhere.


* Why ''couldn't'' Merryweather turn Malecifent into a toad anyway? Flora and Fauna say that their magic can only bring happiness, but turning her into a toad ''would've'' made Merryweather happy, and probably a lot of other people, too.

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** Not just Maleficent, but ''anyone'' who might be listening in. In the chance they might accidentally spill it out.
* Why ''couldn't'' Merryweather turn Malecifent Maleficent into a toad anyway? Flora and Fauna say that their magic can only bring happiness, but turning her into a toad ''would've'' made Merryweather happy, and probably a lot of other people, too.

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** Maleficent intends to keep him there for a hundred years, so in her mind she's got plenty of time. She had no idea that the fairies were sneaking into the Forbidden Mountain, as she didn't know they knew about Prince Philip. As she's on a massive ego trip at the moment - her curse finally being fulfilled, and the potential curse breaker safely locked in her dungeon, she has effectively won. She didn't bank on the fairies being able to sneak into her home. She pretty much says that she's going to get a good night's sleep, while her minions appear to be having a celebration.
** If you look at Maleficent as a character, she's not exactly to the point. She could have killed Aurora instantly when she showed up at the christening; but she chose to curse her in such a way that would torture her parents even more. Even when she finally traps Aurora, she doesn't just sneak up on her and prick her with the spindle; she hypnotises her and tortures the fairies with a little chase. Maleficent prefers to tantalise her victims.


* So Maleficant, the evil sorceress so evil and petty that she curses a newborn baby with death because her parents didn't invite her to the celebration, captures Prince Phillip, the only man who can save Aurora from an endless slumber, and instead of going to kill the Prince in the dungeon, she goes to the dungeon... and tells Phillip that she'll let him out when he's old and that then he can try to awaken Aurora. While cruelty fits Maleficant, the fact that she's letting Philip ''live'' in the dungeon does not. She should either be torturing him to near death (which I understand they can't really do for a kids film), or outright going to kill him herself (which she only does after Phillip escapes). Letting Phillip, the only person who can save Aurora and the Kingdom she's the princess of, live is very much against her character.

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* So Maleficant, the evil sorceress so evil and petty that she curses a newborn baby with death because her parents didn't invite her to the celebration, captures Prince Phillip, the only man who can save Aurora from an endless slumber, and instead of going to kill the Prince in the dungeon, she goes to the dungeon... and tells Phillip that she'll let him out when he's old and that then he can try to awaken Aurora. While cruelty fits Maleficant, the fact that she's letting Philip ''live'' in the dungeon does not. She should either be torturing him to near death (which I understand they can't really do for a kids film), or outright going to kill him herself (which she only does after Phillip escapes). Letting Phillip, the only person who can save Aurora and the Kingdom she's the princess of, live is very much against her character.

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* So Maleficant, the evil sorceress so evil and petty that she curses a newborn baby with death because her parents didn't invite her to the celebration, captures Prince Phillip, the only man who can save Aurora from an endless slumber, and instead of going to kill the Prince in the dungeon, she goes to the dungeon... and tells Phillip that she'll let him out when he's old and that then he can try to awaken Aurora. While cruelty fits Maleficant, the fact that she's letting Philip ''live'' in the dungeon does not. She should either be torturing him to near death (which I understand they can't really do for a kids film), or outright going to kill him herself (which she only does after Phillip escapes). Letting Phillip, the only person who can save Aurora and the Kingdom she's the princess of, live is very much against her character.

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** Its possible that Faeries cannot attack or harm each other directly, either out of some law/code of conduct that all members of their race follow or because their magic will not allow them to. Maleficent is clearly FAR more powerful than the three good faeries combined, yet she never seems to attack them directly, only hurting the things they care about (sending frosts to ruin Flora's flowers, etc.). And yes, Philip kills Maleficent with Flora's help, but it is still Philip that throws the sword, making for some pretty interesting LoopholeAbuse.


*** I'm not sure why this was even asked since the OP acknowledges that they ''know'' it's a fairy tale and not real life, but even if we look beyond that, the film tells us that Aurora's parents had been hoping for the opportunity to unite their kingdom with King Hubert's by marrying their children. We're never told that Prince Phillip has any sisters (or any other siblings whatsoever), so if we assume that he's an only child, then Stefan's first child being born a girl would be exactly what everyone had been hoping would happen. Especially since Hubert is clearly getting on in age, the chances of him being able to sire another heir had Aurora been born a boy instead are pretty slim.

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*** ** I'm not sure why this was even asked since the OP acknowledges that they ''know'' it's a fairy tale and not real life, but even if we look beyond that, the film tells us that Aurora's parents had been hoping for the opportunity to unite their kingdom with King Hubert's by marrying their children. We're never told that Prince Phillip has any sisters (or any other siblings whatsoever), so if we assume that he's an only child, then Stefan's first child being born a girl would be exactly what everyone had been hoping would happen. Especially since Hubert is clearly getting on in age, the chances of him being able to sire another heir had Aurora been born a boy instead are pretty slim.


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** The fairies also display some awareness that what Maleficent wants is to ''kill Aurora'', not necessarily to make sure that her curse plays out exactly as planned. That's why they dismiss Flora's plan to prevent the curse by turning the princess into a flower -- because they reason Maleficent will send a frost to kill the flower instead.

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*** I'm not sure why this was even asked since the OP acknowledges that they ''know'' it's a fairy tale and not real life, but even if we look beyond that, the film tells us that Aurora's parents had been hoping for the opportunity to unite their kingdom with King Hubert's by marrying their children. We're never told that Prince Phillip has any sisters (or any other siblings whatsoever), so if we assume that he's an only child, then Stefan's first child being born a girl would be exactly what everyone had been hoping would happen. Especially since Hubert is clearly getting on in age, the chances of him being able to sire another heir had Aurora been born a boy instead are pretty slim.



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** Or maybe they were just listening for the sound of Aurora crying. They left her in there alone and were presumably outside the only door, so if they can't hear her anymore, it either means she's stopped crying or has found another way out, and that could only be due to Maleficent.



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** Maybe fairies also have better hearing than humans.


** Aurora is vulnerable every day from her christening until she turns sixteen. You think Maleficent is going to wait for her to grow up, fall in love with someone and risk breaking the curse? The fairies decide to keep Aurora hidden away because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Maleficent wouldn't suspect them giving up their lives and magic for sixteen years to raise a child as their own]]. They also warn Aurora never to speak to strangers in case it could be one of Maleficent's spies.
** And you should note that they don't come up with the plan to hide Aurora until later. Merryweather softening the curse from death to sleep is a desperation move to make the king and queen feel better. In fact that's why they decide to hide Aurora away - because there's still ample room for Maleficent to come after her, even with the kiss escape clause.



*** And in the sequence of Merryweather giving Aurora her gift, the motif is a ray of sunlight falling on her. Flora's had flower motifs, and Fauna's had birds.




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** If you listen to the music, you can hear a faint ghostly wail calling out "Aurora". Maybe that's what Flora heard? And maybe the music was what Maleficent was using to hypnotise Aurora.


* In the scene where Maleficent hypnotizes Aurora, the Fairies are waiting for Aurora on the other side of a door, as Maleficent's oboe {{Leitmotif}} chugs away, with nothing else heard in the sequence. However, Flora puts her ear to the door and immediately recognizes Maleficent's presence. So the question is: can the Fairies hear Maleficent's presence through hearing the {{Leitmotif}}?

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* In the scene where Maleficent hypnotizes Aurora, the Fairies are waiting for Aurora on the other side of a door, as Maleficent's oboe {{Leitmotif}} chugs away, with nothing else heard in the sequence.sequence apart from the Faeries talking. However, Flora puts her ear to the door and immediately recognizes Maleficent's presence. So the question is: [[BreakingTheFourthWall can the Fairies hear Maleficent's presence through hearing the the]] {{Leitmotif}}?

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