LavonPapillon1 on Aug 3rd 2017 at 10:56:10 AM
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The Fairy Devilmother on the other hand does not give blessings. In-fact, if you see the Fairy Devilmother, bow down and hope that she is feeling merciful that evening. There is no running from them. You will get hurt somehow, but maybe things won't turn out as bad if you cooperate. Instead of dealing in blessings, dreams and wishes your heart makes, this Fairy dabbles in creating doom, using dark, unholy powers to curse their wards.
Their motivations vary. Maybe they're just evil by nature. Maybe you gave them great disrespect in some way and decides to "bless" you or your newborn baby with a cruel and unusual fate. While the fairies themselves won't always be in literal black, they are almost always dark, dealing in dark magic in contrast to his or her more sugary sisters.
- While Flora, Fauna and Merryweather collectively act as the typical "Fairy Godmother" to Aurora, Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty represents this trope. Whereas Flora and Fauna place blessings on the infant princess, Maleficent, both to spite the king and queen for not inviting her and For the Evulz, curses the princess with a magical death. Because she is so powerful, Merryweather had to waste her blessing simply dulling the curse to a magical sleep.
- Maleficent in Maleficent fits this trope just like her animated counterpart. As revenge for betraying her and amputating her wings just to become king, Maleficent interrupts Aurora's christening and curses her with a fate where she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an eternal sleep. Deconstructed, as she eventually grows to love Aurora like a daughter, who even begins to call her her "fairy godmother."
- Lucinda in Ella Enchanted not only "blesses" Ella with the "gift of obedience", but when Ella pleads and begs for her to remove the "gift", Lucinda is offended and refuses, declaring arrogantly "everybody loves my gifts." She not only shows no interest in why Ella would want it removed, but while Ella chained herself to a tree to try and avoid obeying Edgar's order to kill Char, Lucinda frees her and orders her to go to the ball. This is in contrast to her original novel counterpart, who designs her gifts to help children develop into proper adults, only to realize the error of her ways when she experiences her gifts first-hand.
- In the original Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, the King and Queen invite all of the fairies in the land sans one (or her actual godmothers, depending on what version you're reading). Carabosse, the one who was left out felt spited and decided to curse the princess with death.
- Harry Dresden from The Dresden Files has an actual fairy godmother named Leanansidhe, who wants the best for him... in her own, very special way, which most reasonable humans would consider dangerously insane at best... and Lawful Evil, at worst.
- Lilth, the villain of Witches Abroad, is an evil fairy godmother who thinks she's a good fairy godmother because she gives people fairy tale lives, whether they want them or not.
- The Black Fairy from Once Upon a Time acts as this. Whereas most fairies bless select children and distribute light magic across the realms, the Black Fairy kidnaps children so that she can turn them into her slaves in the Dark realm, uses dark magic to an extent that she was able to singlehandedly threaten all of the realms and created the Dark Curse that caused the series' premise.
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