With Maleficent in theaters May 30, it’s time to take a closer look at the characters who will be most important to the film’s mystifying story.
Meet the Characters of Maleficent
Maleficent benevolently protects her home–the forest kingdom over which she presides–and all the creatures that dwell there, but a harsh betrayal turns Maleficent’s pure heart stone cold. Driven by relentless revenge and a fierce passion to protect her land from invaders, the now vindictive and ruthless Maleficent places an irrevocable curse on the human king’s newborn baby, Aurora.
Princess Aurora is a curious and thoughtful child who develops a bond with nature that rivals only Maleficent’s. But as she grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy.
Diaval is Maleficent’s loyal servant, who, on her command, can take on different forms to suit her purposes. He serves as Maleficent’ conscience and has strong beliefs, which he is not afraid to act on.
King Stefan is a childhood friend of Maleficent’s who comes from the human kingdom outside of the forest Maleficent calls home. Over time, Stefan becomes consumed with his ambition to be King and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal.
The three inept Flower Pixies are charged with caring for Aurora until her sixteenth birthday. Knotgrass is a tangled knot of bad humor, bossiness, and a superior to the other two Pixies. Flittle is a blue Flower Pixie. She always has butterflies flying around her head. Thistlewit, the youngest of the Pixies, is always giddy, playful and childlike.
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
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