The Queen

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The Queen

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Katakana 王妃 Other Emblem.png
Rōmaji Ōhi
Alias The Witch (老婆 Rouba?,
lit. "The Crone")
Voice actors (Ja:) Kyoko Satomi
(En:) Susanne Blakeslee
Homeworld Dwarf Woodlands
Origin Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Games Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Kingdom Hearts χ
The Queen

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
The Queen
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

A vain woman who is convinced she is the fairest of all. When the Spirit of the Magic Mirror revealed Snow White to be fairer, the Queen decided to take the maiden's life.

Old Peddler Woman
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

A mysterious old woman who dropped an apple. She claimed Terra threatened her with the Keyblade to find out about Master Xehanort--a troubling thought for Ventus.

The Witch
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

A form the Queen assumed by drinking a potion. Jealous of Snow White's beauty, she wished to decieve the maiden into eating a poisonous apple.

She succeeded in putting Snow White into a deep sleep, but the dwarfs chased her down, and she was never seen again.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
The Queen
Snow White (1937)
A vain woman who is convinced that she is the fairest of all.

Hag
Snow White (1937)
A form of the Queen assumed to deceive Snow White into eating a poisonous apple.
"You claim to be radiant, but all I see are shadows of jealousy, hanging thick on your heart."
Terra to the Queen.

The Queen, also known as The Old Peddler Woman, The Witch, or the Hag, is a character in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. She is Snow White's stepmother, and seeks to murder her stepdaughter out of envy for her beauty.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep[edit]

Terra spies on the Queen in her mirror chamber as she consults the Magic Mirror, who describes Snow White's great beauty and heart of pure light. The Queen notices Terra's presence, and she agrees to let him ask the Mirror about the whereabouts of Master Xehanort in exchange for him killing Snow White and bringing back her heart. When Terra returns empty-handed, she commands the Spirit of the Magic Mirror to attack Terra, and when it refuses, she smashes a potion into it, transforming it into an Unversed.[1] After Terra defeats the Spirit, the Queen reluctantly orders the mirror to give Terra the answers he seeks, after which he tersely thanks her and leaves.

After Ventus defeats the Mad Treant, he arrives at the Flower Glade looking for Terra; however, all he sees is the Queen in her disguise as an old crone. He returns to her a red apple that falls out of her basket and asks her about Terra when she recognizes the Keyblade. She tells Ven that Terra threatened her for information about Master Xehanort, and walks off into the woods, leaving Ven confused and worried.

Some time after Ven leaves the Dwarf Woodlands, the Queen succeeds in tricking Snow White into eating a poisoned apple. When Aqua later arrives at the Cottage Clearing, the Seven Dwarfs tell her they drove the Queen off after discovering what she had done. The Spirit of the Magic Mirror, upon its defeat, declares its service to be finished now that the Queen is gone, and it disappears.

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

The Old Peddler Woman's visage appears as part of Snow White's Station in Sora's Dive to the Heart.

Appearance[edit]

The Queen is a pale-skinned woman with blue eyes, red lipstick, and seemingly penciled-on eyebrows. She wears a gold crown with five spikes on the front and a jewel on the tip of the middle and tallest spike. She also wears what seems to be a black balaclava that covers her ears, neck, and hair and only leaves her face exposed. She wears a close-fitting, han blue dress with enormous hanging sleeves with white cuffs. The Queen's dress has a high collar that is white on the inside and she wears a red cape, much like Snow White and The Prince. She also wears a gold pendant around her neck with a ruby set in it, as well as a long, rope belt tied around her waist.

In her hag form, the Queen dons a black, hooded robe that retains the hanging sleeves of her dress and grey slippers. Her physical appearance changes from that of a youthful queen to that of an ugly, old witch with long, tangled white hair. She has thick, black eyebrows, green eyes, and dark rings around her eyes. Her nose becomes long and crooked and gains a large wart and she only has one visible tooth on her bottom jaw. Her hands are gnarled and have pointed, dirty fingernails. In this form, the Queen is also often seen with a basket filled with poison apples.

Personality[edit]

The Queen is depicted as a vain and jealous individual. She is quite cruel, willing to kill Snow White out of her own jealousy, and shows no kindness to anyone, including her own servants. She also has zero tolerance for failure, punishing anyone who defies or fails her; an example of this is when she turns the Magic Mirror into an Unversed when he refused to attack Terra.

Abilities[edit]

The Queen is known to be an evil witch, who specializes in the dark arts. She has control over the Magic Mirror and can make it act according to her bidding.

In the Disney film, she is shown to be able to brew potions and to cast a spell to activate the potion that would turn her into an old hag.

Origin[edit]

The Queen, officially known as Queen Grimhilde, made her debut in Disney's first ever animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Stepmother of Snow White, she longed to kill the girl out of jealousy of her beauty. Consulting her Magic Mirror, she hired a huntsman to do the job. The man let Snow White escape, however, much to the Queen's displeasure.

She eventually found the girl in a cottage owned by the Seven Dwarfs, and transformed herself into an old hag; her intention was to look like a kindly grandmother, yet this was not the case. She convinced Snow White to bite from a poisoned apple that would kill her unless she received Love's First Kiss. The Dwarfs went after the Queen, however, and cornered her at the edge of a cliff. In one last attempt to save herself, she grabbed a long stick and began to push a heavy boulder to crush them, but a bolt of lightning struck the ground, sending the Queen falling into the abyss with the boulder following suit, crushing her.

References[edit]

  1. In the Japanese version, the Queen's anger and darkness becomes a red aura that transforms the Magic Mirror into an Unversed.