A Disney Theory

Again just something fun I wanted to do. Much like my last post this just a theory I created.

The Fairy Godmother from Cinderella is one of the most likable characters in the Disney canon. But did you know she has an evil counterpart? No it’s not Lady Tremaine, not Maleficent, not even the Fairy Godmother from Shrek 2. Her evil counterpart is actually, drum-roll please…………………………

Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid!

Yes I believe that Ursula is the evil counterpart of the Fairy Godmother. Both have a grandmotherly (well…mostly the fairy) design and have the power of magic. They also have parallels in terms of character and story. Cinderella and Ariel both have dreams but they are shatter when Cinderella’s step sisters shred her dress and Ariel’s father destroys her collection, both are left alone in tears. Funny enough, Cinderella’s sisters were jerks mirrors Ariel’s dad had good intentions. The Fairy Godmother and Ursula confront the main character at there most vulnerable. The way they interact with the main character is different. While the Fairy Godmother shows kindness towards Cinderella, Ursula shows manipulation towards Ariel. Both put a spell (while also singing a song) on the main character that has a time limit.

You’re probably thinking these characters are from different stories, big deal. However, these characters might exist in the same world. In the scene where Scuttle stalls the wedding, the King and Duke from Cinderella make a cameo in the crowd. So you see, Ursula is the yin to the Fairy Godmother’s yang, one shows kindness and the other shows evil intentions.

Do you think this is true? What other characters from Disney movies might have evil counterparts in other different Disney movies. Leave a comment below to give your theories.

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