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Maleficent is an evil fairy and the main antagonist of Disney's 1959 animated feature film Sleeping Beauty, and returns as the titular protagonist in the 2014 live-action spinoff film of the same name and its 2019 sequel Mistress of Evil.

She takes offense at not being invited to the christening of Princess Aurora and attempts revenge on King Stefan and the Queen by cursing Aurora. Like Chernabog, Maleficent is an incarnation of pure evil, responsible for all misfortune in King Stefan's kingdom. She appears to be particularly disdainful of the three good fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, her polar opposites, who do all in their power to keep Maleficent's overwhelming evil magic at bay.

With her dark, elegant design, dramatic and flamboyant animation and unlimited arsenal of magic powers at her command, Maleficent is one of the most popular and recognizable Disney Villains of all time in addition to being one of the franchise's primary members.

She was inspired by the Greek Goddess of Discord, Eris, as Eris in retaliation for not being invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis by making the Apple of Discord to cause everyone to quarrel, which eventually lead to the Trojan War, just as how Maleficent cursed Aurora to prick her finger on a spinning wheel in an attempt to kill her. Eris would also be made into the main villain of DreamWorks's 2003 animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.[1]


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