Prince Charming is a character featured in the world Castle of Dreams in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts Union χ. He is the future king of the Castle of Dreams who serves as Cinderella's love interest, marrying her and saving her from the evils of Lady Tremaine after the events of the ball. He debuted in Disney's 1950 classic film, Cinderella.
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Prince and heir to the throne of Castle of Dreams, Prince Charming met Cinderella at his royal ball, which was held by the King in hopes of finding his son a wife. During the ball, they were cornered by a powerful Unversed, which was later defeated by Terra. Fortunately, this disruption did not disturb their romance and they proceeded to dance.
Prince Charming later came before the Grand Duke after Cinderella fled the ball, the Fairy Godmother's spell about to break, and was introduced to Aqua. They were both hesitant of each other, the Prince holding a search for the girl he had danced with. Telling the Grand Duke to find whichever maiden fit the lone glass slipper, he found Cinderella at the home of Lady Tremaine, marrying her, and thus saving her from the life of servitude she had lived with the wicked stepmother and her stepsisters.
Prince Charming has short dark hair. He wears a beige top with shoulderpads, white gloves, burgundy pants and dark shoes.
Prince Charming cares about Cinderella and becomes intrigued after their dance and is desperate to find her again after she runs off. He seems to have a disability which prevents him from identifying people, perhaps prosopagnosia, as he is unable to remember her face after dancing with her for a night, and even confuses Aqua for Cinderella at one point.
Inspired by the unnamed prince from Charles Perrault's Cendrillon Prince Charming first appeared in the 1950 film Cinderella, voiced by William Phipps (though his singing voice is done by Mike Douglas). In that film, he only had a minor role, appearing only at the ball scene and the film's end. At the ball, he appears to be bored with having to meet every single maiden in the kingdom which his father forced him to do. Once he lays eyes on Cinderella, he rushes to her and they start dancing. As they dance, they sing "So This is Love," until Cinderella is forced to leave at midnight, leaving one of her glass slippers behind. The next day, Prince Charming leads a hunt through the kingdom to find the slipper's owner, declaring that whoever fits shall be his bride. Eventually, he reunites with Cinderella, marrying her and living happily ever after. Prince Charming also appears in the film's two sequels: Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, the latter of which he has a prominent role.
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