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The students' parents, who have already lived out their fairy tales.

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    The Evil Queen and the Good King 

Raven Queen's parents. The former is presently trapped in a magic mirror for her crimes against the world of Ever After.

  • Abusive Parents: The Evil Queen is emotionally neglectful of her daughter, and is frequently described as having traumatizing Raven as a little girl.
  • Batman Gambit: The Evil Queen pulls a pretty good one in ‘’Unfairest of Them All’’. She tells Apple and Raven the ingredients for a spell they must cast to prove Maddie innocent of a crime, but she also tricks them into gathering two extras: tea made from a will-o’-the-wisp and an egg laid by Baba Yaga’s hut. When her mirror was left unattended, the hatchling from the egg would drink the tea and use its dimension travelling properties to set her free. It would have succeeded had the girls not figured it out at the last minute.
  • Big Bad: The Evil Queen serves as such in the books, the cartoons and the Dragon Games mini-series.
  • The Corrupter: The Evil Queen manipulates Apple and tries in every way to get Raven to be evil and fulfill her destiny-including disguising herself as a teenager to get closer to Raven.
  • Crystal Prison: The Queen is trapped in a mirror and can communicate through mirrors — or teleport through them, if assisted.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: In the Evil Queen's Mira Shards getup, her fuchsia hair is the only splash of color.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: For all the Evil Queen is, she truly loves her daughter, and her greatest desire is for Raven conquering the lands at her side. In Dragon Games, she is visibly hurt every time Raven refuses the idea of following in her footsteps. In the Monster High crossover book The Legend of Shadow High the Evil Queen preforms a Heroic Sacrifice because it was the only choice she had where her daughter would live.
  • For the Evulz: The Evil Queen goes far beyond what's expected of her as a fairy tale villain; she's not just following a story, she was outright planning to derail it. She really was trying to kill Apple's mother, and still is, even after her story's finished. It's also implied and later stated that the Queen of Hearts going off the deep end was a cover story, or at least not the whole picture, and the Evil Queen is the one who's really behind what happened in Wonderland.
  • Good Parents: The King. It caused... some marital strife.
  • It's All About Me: The Evil Queen's life creed is pretty much, "Do whatever the hex I please and never give a crown about anyone or anything else."
  • Kick the Dog: The Queen turned Raven's puppy into a frightening skeletal rat when she was a kid so she wouldn't be tempted to act like a good princess. It's what made Raven decide she doesn't want to be the next Evil Queen.
  • Knight Templar Parent: The Evil Queen's letter to Raven reveals that the reason why she tried to conquer the Fairy Tale World in the first place is because she can't stand the idea of everyone mistreating her daughter because of her parentage. That being said, her egocentrism is still a major factor for her actions.
  • Lady of Black Magic: The Evil Queen. She's a poised and regal Evil Sorceress. Raven takes after her in this regard.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: When she disguises herself as a teenager, the Evil Queen calls herself Mira Shards to reflect her escape from her mirror prison.
  • Loving a Shadow: A Parent-Child example, but one nonetheless; Given the Evil Queen's insistence of Raven's inner villain, it seems that her love for Raven as she truly is and wants to be pales to the Queen's love of the possibility of Raven becoming her spitting image, if not even worse.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Only her family and servants, Cedar's father, Milton Grimm, and Baba Yaga know that the Queen still lives. Everyone else believes she's dead, not imprisoned.
    • As of the second book, Apple knows this too.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The Evil Queen.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: The Evil Queen.
  • So Proud of You: Despite being returned to the mirror prison in Dragon Games by her own daughter, she's impressed with how far she's come in her magic.
  • Statuesque Stunner: The Evil Queen, even in her teenage disguise.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: The Evil Queen adheres to this like a religion. Her greatest belief is that only people who forsake concepts like compassion and mercy can achieve true power.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She sees herself as one, at least. The Evil Queen claims that all of her attempts to become a multidimensional tyrant is because she wants to give Raven a future where people will not mistreat her for her heritage, but because of her twisted viewpoint, the queen believes this can only happen if people are too afraid of Raven to be unkind to her.

    Snow White and her King
Snow White

Apple White's parents, and current monarchs of their kingdoms.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original fairytale she was a very kind and innocent person. Here she is more of a narcissistic glory hound who uses peer pressure and intelligence to make Apple pressure Raven into being bad, under the guise of "meaning well". The wiki flat-out states that Snow cares more about her reputation.
  • The Mean Brit: Snow White is an obsessive jerk to Apple and has a British accent.
  • Hidden Depths: Snow White's book incarnation. When Apple tells her about how Raven doesn't want to be evil in The Unfairest of Them, she doesn't object to the idea; in fact, she reveals that she regrets not trying to befriend Raven's mother more and stop her from being so evil and she says Raven "was always such a nice girl". She also advises Apple to keep smiling at everyone no matter how bad it gets. Apple thinks her advice is useless at first, but in the end it helps her to get all the Royals and Rebels working together to clean up the treasure room so they can perform the spell and save Maddie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the cartoons, Snow White is a Stage Mom that wants Apple to get her happy ending because of the Snow White reputation and legacy Apple has to maintain. Still, whenever the situation needs it her heart is in the right place, such as willing to forfeit the dragon game because Darling was injured.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Snow White, as well as all the Snow Whites who came before her; Apple is specifically an exception.
  • Same Character, but Different: In the books, Snow White is portrayed as a sweet Proper Lady who has sympathy for Raven, and is generally unable to help Apple's plight as she has never faced a danger she wasn't destined to overcome. In her cartoon debut in Dragon Games, however, she is arrogant, business-like, cares more about her family's PR than acting philanthropically, and altogether Not So Different from the Evil Queen.
  • Shadow Archetype: Snow White's cartoon incarnation embodies what Apple could have become if she neglected getting to know Raven as a person and was never forced to re-evaluate her ideology that a perfect destiny is vital.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Sewing is one of Snow White's favourite hobbies.
  • Useless Boyfriend: The King doesn't really do anything and has never actually engaged in combat — he just poses with a sword all the time because it looks cool.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: Snow White, naturally.

    Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf 

Cerise Hood's parents. Contrary to the original story, the Big Bad Wolf was neither killed nor chased away, and changed his mind about what exactly he wanted to do to Red Riding Hood.

  • Bad Liar: Badwolf. It was the entire start of their relationship.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Who keeps a smoke bomb in a basket full of treats? Red does.
  • Fractured Fairy Tale: Red Riding Hood married and had two daughters with her Big Bad Wolf.
  • Interspecies Romance: Red, a human woman, is marry to the Big Bad Wolf, a werewolf.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Badwolf always has superhuman strength and speed, and can growl and howl. However, unlike the hybrid Cerise, he can transform partially or fully into a beast-man, seemingly at will or based on emotions.

    The Charming Family (Daring, Dexter, and Darling's) 
Daring and Dexter's parents, grandparents, and extended family. They have a long history of being traditional generic princes and princesses who fill roles in stories that don't have a specific lineage attached to them.
  • The Beautiful Elite: All royalty, all ridiculously attractive.
  • Black Sheep: Charity is probably even more different from a typical Charming than even Dexter or Darling, with absolutely no interest in being a princess or a hero, and finding mundane informational books more worthy of her time.
  • Hero of Another Story: Their Grandpa Auspicious actually used to be the hero Siegfried. He ended up marrying a Charming princess, so only one of his sons inherited the story of Siegfried while the rest became Charmings.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Their cousin Charity would rather hide in the dungeon and read normal non-epic Slice of Life stories than get caught up in her family's dramatics.
  • The High Queen: Their mother, who is very strict towards Darling about proper princess behavior. Grandma Alluring as well.
  • Princess Classic: All of the Charming girls are this - at least on the outside. All of them except Darling seem very excited about playing damsels in distress while their male brothers and cousins play the heroes who save them.
  • Odd Name Out: One of their little cousins has the unfortunate name of Good-Enough. Darling suspects that it's because he already had 5 older siblings and they were out of "G" names by the time he came along.
  • The Perfectionist: The Charmings have a heritage of perfect heroes and damsels. King Charming almost refused to let Dexter wear glasses when first learning he was near-sighted because he didn't want to acknowledge the idea of his son having a flaw.
  • Stage Mom: Queen Charming cares immensely for her family's reputation, so she forces Darling to dress and act like a Charming Princess at all times.
  • Theme Naming: All siblings have the same letter as the first letter of their first name - Daring, Dexter and Darling all begin with "D", for example. One group of cousin's names all begin with "C", another's begin with "G" and so on. They also all tend to be named after qualities one would want in a traditional prince or princess. Dexter seems an odd aversion but makes sense once you realize it's short for Dexterous.

    The Cheshire Cat 
Kitty's mother, who is still in Wonderland. She appears in Spring Unsprung.

    The Queen of Hearts 
Lizzie Heart's mother and co-rulernote  of Wonderland. Due to The Evil Queen it's said she is more crazy than ever before.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Far better looking than the Gonk version found in Tenniel's original illustrations.
  • Adipose Regina: The Queen is as large as she is overbearing. It doesn't stop her from being good-looking though.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one just above her lip, in the shape of a heart no less.
  • The Caligula: The Queen is utterly bonkers, even by the standards of Wonderland, where insanity is sanity. It's partially to do with the poisoning of Wonderland following the Evil Queen's attempt at conquering it.
  • Composite Character: She has aspects of both the Queen of Hearts and The Red Queen. This is downplayed in the animated series, as there is a Red Queen there.
  • Fiery Redhead: So very, very much.
  • Mood Whiplash: Regally greets Alistair and Bunny in Riddlish, but when they don't understand, she clarifies by threatening Alistair and Bunny with decapitation if they tried "exploring" again. Then kindly offers them some afternoon tea.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In "Way Too Wonderland" her behavior is more toned down and shows she truly loves her daughter.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: They're made of little hearts.

    The Mad Hatter 
Maddie's father and owner of the Wonderland Haberdashery and Tea Shoppe.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While by no means a bad guy in the original book, he was a rude and tactless Jerkass. This version of him is very friendly and helpful. Perhaps becoming a father mellowed him out.
  • British Teeth
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Like his daughter.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Implied given that he was in detention at Wonderland High almost every day he was there as revealed in Way too Wonderland. Fortunately he was also an expert at getting out of detention.
  • Good Parents: To Maddie, who absolutely adores him and wants to be like him when she grows up despite being on the Rebel side.
  • Papa Wolf: In the books he distracts the dreaded Jabberwocky to protect his daughter.
  • Secret Keeper: The books reveal that the Mad Hatter was the one who wed Cerise's parents. Red Riding Hood even tells Cerise that they can trust him.


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