Wikia

Villains Wikia

Queen Grimhilde

37,010pages on
this wiki
Talk8
Magic Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
~ Queen Grimhilde to the Magic Mirror.
The heart of a pig! The blundering fool. I'll go myself to the dwarves cottage in a disguise so complete no one would ever suspect. Now: A formula to transform my beauty into ugliness, change my queenly raiment to a peddler's cloak! Mummy Dust to make me old. To shroud my clothes: the black of night. To age my voice: an old hag's cackle. To whiten my hair: a scream of fright. A blast of wind to fan my hate! A thunderbolt to mix it well. Now: begin thy magic spell. Look, my hands! *raspy voice* My voice! *sighs* My voice! *cackles evilly* A perfect disguise! And now, a special sort of death for one so fair. What should it be? AH! A poisoned apple! Sleeping death. One taste of the poisoned apple and the victim's eyes will close forever in the sleeping death!
~ Queen Grimhilde during her transformation.
I'll fix ya! I'll crush your bones! *cackles evilly, then screams*
~ Queen Grimhilde's last words to the seven dwarfs before she attempts to crush them with a boulder and falls off a cliff to her death and gets crushed by the boulder.

Queen Grimhilde, more commonly known across popular media as The Evil Queen, is the main antagonist of Disney's 1st full-length animated feature film, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.

Her most famous incarnation is in the Disney film, but the origin of the story goes as far back as folklore itself - being a popular fairy tale. Disney's film had a tremendous impact on how people see the Evil Queen as a villain and introduced the concept of her Magic Mirror and her ultimate transformation from a vain and heartless yet young, attractive and regally beautiful woman to a hideous old hag.

She was voiced by the late Lucille La Verne in the film, Louise Chamis is Disney Villains' Revenge and Susanne Blakeslee in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.

History

Early Years

Reine Sorcière

Illustration of the Queen by the Hildebrandt twins.

Grimhilde was a mysterious and icily beautiful woman who sold her body and soul to the evil spirits of the Harz mountains in exchange for the power to work black magic. She used her newfound powers and knowledge of the Dark Arts to enhance and maintain her beauty, hoping to always be the fairest woman in the land.

She became Queen by marrying a widowed King who later died, giving her absolute control over the kingdom which she ruled with an iron fist, becoming feared among her subjects (the many skeletons in her dungeon suggest this). The Evil Queen also owned a magical mirror which she used to communicate with her all-knowing demon familiar (which took on the appearance of a haunted, smoke-like face).

She despised her step-daughter - Snow White - because of her beauty and forced her to dress in rags while treating her as a servant rather than a daughter: throughout the story it was made clear the Evil Queen's motive was her vanity, she simply could never stand the idea of someone being more beautiful than herself and was cruel enough to take drastic steps to ensure this could never happen.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

This factor was shown when, upon asking her Magic Mirror who was the fairest in the land, the Evil Queen was informed that it was Snow White - she grew angered and ordered her faithful Huntsman to take Snow White to a field and kill her: wishing to have proof of the deed she gave the Huntsman a jeweled box and ordered him to bring back Snow White's heart once his task was complete. However, the Evil Queen did not count on the fact her Huntsman was more merciful than herself and he spared Snow White's life, telling her to flee and never return - he then killed a pig from the forest and gave its heart to the Evil Queen: tricking her into believing Snow White was dead.

In time, the Evil Queen became aware of Snow White's existence when her Magic Mirror once again informed her that Snow White was the fairest in the land and that she was alive and being taken care of by a group of 7 dwarves in the forest.

The Queen drinking a magic potion

Grimhilde drinking the potion and beginning her transformation from young, attractive and regally beautiful to old and ugly.

Driven mad with rage after discovering that she has been tricked by the Huntsman, the Evil Queen utilized her knowledge of the dark arts to mix a potion and drink it in order to transform into a grotesque and frightening hag - she then created a poisoned apple and made her way to the dwarves' cottage.
Evil queen as old lady

Evil Queen as an Old Lady

The Evil Queen waited until the dwarves had gone to the mines to work until she arrived, pretending to be a harmless old woman and offered Snow White the poisoned apple - Snow White innocently took the apple and collapsed to the ground as the Evil Queen cackled madly and left the scene.
Evil Queen Death (HD)02:06

Evil Queen Death (HD)

However, the woodland animals were quick to inform the dwarves of what transpired and they raced into action - the dwarves pursued the Evil Queen up onto a mountain where she attempted to roll a boulder down to crush her pursuers but a lightning bolt struck the edge of the cliff in the process, causing her to fall to her death screaming as the boulder fell onto her (off-screen).
250px-Lightning

The Queen's defeat

A little later, the dwarves returned to the cottage and believed Snow White was dead yet couldn't find it in their broken hearts to bury her so encased her in a glass coffin - she would later be awoken from the Evil Queen's curse by the kiss of her one true love: the Prince, and the two would proceed to live "Happily Ever After".

Kingdom Keepers

The Evil Queen appears in one of the novels, and she is one of the Overtakers-the others Maleficent, Frollo, Chernabog, Ursula and Cruella and some others- who attempts to take over all the Disney parks, and destroy Finn Whitman and his other Kingdom Keeper kids. She is one of the scariest, most dangerous villains, and she is just as scary and dangerous as Maleficent.

Kilala Princess Manga

In the manga, Evil Queen Grimhilde was the first Disney villain to show up. The scenes took place after the movie. Grimhilde's birds noticed that Kilala and Rei intruded the castle where the Queen and Snow White first lived, and where the Magic Mirror resides. The Queen was very interested in the tiara that Kilala and Rei had, since it attracts both good and evil, so she threatened them to give it to her. She also threatened to force Kilala to eat the poisoned apple that will turn her into an ugly girl, unless she hands over the magical tiara.

Video Game appearance

There was a villainess named Mizrabel in the 1990 videogame Castle of Illusion (Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse) whose own appearance is based on the Evil Queen and her elderly Witch form.

In Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, the Evil Queen served as a minor villain. After the mirror tells her that Snow White is the fairest in the land, she discovers that Terra has been eavesdropping on her conversation with the mirror. Instead of the huntsmen, she sends Terra to kill Snow White and bring back her heart in exchange for asking the mirror for the whereabouts of Master Xehanort. When Terra returns and says he refused to do the job, the queen orders the mirror to consume Terra. The mirror replies by saying it cannot. Enraged, the queen throws a potion at the mirror, allowing it to attack Terra and pull him inside. When Terra defeats the mirror, the Queen, frustrated by her defeat asks the mirror for Xehanort's whereabouts. After Terra leaves, the Queen disguises herself as an old hag, makes the poisoned apple and travels to the dwarves cottage with the intention to trick Snow White into taking a bite. She accidentally drops it and it's returned to her by Ventus, who has been fooled by her disguise. They have a brief conversation where Ven learns Terra was present in that world. Afterwords the queen successfully tricks Snow White into taking a bite. She is not seen again after that. The mirror simply says she is gone, hinting that she probably suffered the same fate as in the movie.

Movie Appearance

The Evil Queen's portrait

A portrait painting of Lord Maliss' sister, the Evil Queen.

The Evil Queen's dead face

The Magic Mirror shows the image of the recently dead Wicked Queen in Happily Ever After.

Queen Grimhilde (the Evil Queen) appears only in a portrait painting of herself alongside a statue of herself at her castle in the Filmation movie Happily Ever After (also called Snow White: Happily Ever After). It is also revealed that she has a brother named Lord Maliss who sworn to avenge his sister's death.

Television Appearance

A variation of the Evil Queen is portrayed by Lana Parrilla in the television series "Once Upon a Time". She seeks revenge on Snow White by trapping all the well-known fairy tale characters in the "real world" town of Storybrooke. In the real world her name is Regina Mills and she is the mayor of Storybrooke.

Gallery


Kingdom Hearts Villains


Heartless | Nobodies | Unversed | Dream Eaters

XIII Hearts of Darkness
Master Xehanort | Terra-Xehanort | Xemnas | Ansem | Young Xehanort | Xigbar | Saïx |

Organization XIII
Xaldin | Vexen | Lexaeus | Zexion | Axel | Demyx | Luxord | Marluxia | Larxene |

Disney Villains
Maleficent | Pete | Captain Hook | Chernabog | Clayton | CLU 2 | Evil Queen | Gantu | Hades | Hector Barbossa | Jafar | Judge Claude Frollo | Lady Tremaine | MCP | Monstro | Oogie Boogie | Queen of Hearts Rinzler | Sark | Scar | Shan-Yu | Ursula |

Others
Vanitas | Braig | Riku | Sephiroth | Repliku | Sora's Heartless |


Disney Villains


Shorts and Comics
Pete | The Mad Doctor | Big Bad Wolf | Mortimer Mouse | The Phantom Blot | Beagle Boys | Flintheart Glomgold | Magica De Spell

Animated Features
Queen Grimhilde | Magic Mirror | Honest John Worthington Foulfellow and Gideon | Stromboli | The Coachman | The Coachman's Minions | Monstro | Chernabog | The Ringmaster | Man | Ronno | Tetti-Tatti | Lumpjaw | Willie the Giant | Mr. Winkie | Brom Bones | Headless Horseman | Lady Tremaine | Lucifer | Ugly Stepsisters | Queen of Hearts | Captain James Hook | Mr. Smee | Neverland Pirates | Si & Am | Maleficent | Diablo the Raven | Maleficent's Goons | Cruella De Vil | Jasper and Horace | Madam Mim | Shere Khan | Kaa | Edgar Balthazar | Prince John | Sheriff of Nottingham | Sir Hiss | Trigger & Nutsy | Captain Crocodile | Rhino Guards | Wolf Arrowmen | Heffalumps and Woozles | Madame Medusa | Mr. Snoops | Brutus & Nero | Amos Slade | Chief | The Horned King | Creeper | Cauldron Born | Gwythaints | Professor Ratigan | Fidget | Felicia the Cat | Thugs | Bartholomew | Bill Sykes | Roscoe & DeSoto | Ursula | Flotsam & Jetsam | Glut | Percival C. McLeach | Joanna the Goanna | Gaston Legume | LeFou | Monsieur D'Arque | Oogie Boogie | Lock, Shock & Barrel | Jafar | Iago | Scar | Shenzi, Banzai & Ed | Hyena Clan | Governor Ratcliffe | Judge Claude Frollo | Brutish & Oafish Guards | Hades | Pain & Panic | Shan Yu | Cecil Clayton | Sabor | Clayton's Pirates | Jack-in-the-Box | Snooty Flamingos | Firebird | Kron | Bruton | Yzma | Kronk | Lyle Tiberius Rourke | Helga Katrina Sinclair | Gantu | Scroop | John Silver | Flint's Pirates | Alameda Slim | Rico | The Willies | Mr. Wesley | Dor-15 | Bowler Hat Guy | Dr. Calico | Dr. Facilier | Lawrence | Facilier's Shadow | Friends on the Other Side | Mother Gothel | King Candy | Cy-Bugs | Prince Hans | Duke of Weselton | Duke of Weselton's Bodyguards | Yokai | Mr. Yama | Dawn Bellwether | Doug Ramses | Duke Weaselton

Sequel Villains
Abis Mal | Sa'Luk | Forty Thieves | Jesters | Zira | Nuka | Vitani | Outsiders | Maestro Forte | Bradley Uppercrust III | Morgana | Undertow | Cloak & Dagger | Buster | Reggie | Pom-Pom | Sarousch | Lil' Lightning | Erik Hellstrom | Jacques von Hämsterviel | Leroy | Mama Gunda | Uto & Kago | Atka | Dixie | Marina Del Rey

Pixar
Sid Phillips | Hopper | Molt | Thumper | Al McWhiggin | Stinky Pete | Emperor Zurg | Henry J. Waternoose III | Randall Boggs | Jeff Fungus | Syndrome | Mirage | Omnidroids | Syndrome's Security Guards | Chick Hicks | Chef Skinner | AUTO | Charles Muntz | Alpha | Beta & Gamma | Lots-O' Huggin' Bear | Ken | Big Baby | Stretch | Chunk | Sparks | Twitch | Sir Miles Axlerod | Professor Z | Grem | Acer | Mor'du | Johnny Worthington III | Chet Alexander | Javier Rios | Tetrapodophis | Thunderclap | Pterodactyls | Bubbha | Velociraptors

Other Animated Movies
Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear | Elmo St. Peters | Giant Magnet | Merlock | Guy Graham | Dr. Phillium Benedict | Fenwick | Kojak | Dr. Ivan Krank | Von Talon | Kazar | Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol) | The Supervisor | Toshiaki | Mr. Whiskers | Ripslinger | Cad Spinner

Live-Action Movies
Long John Silver | Captain Nemo | Giant Squid (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) | Pony Sugrue | Prince John (The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men) | Vicky Robinson | Barnaby | Alonzo Hawk | Peter Thorndyke | The Bookman | King Leonidas | Colonel Heller | Dr. Terminus | The Gogans | Charles Olympus | Bluto | Ed Dillinger, Sr. | Master Control Program | Sark | Mr. Dark (Something Wicked This Way Comes) | Nome King | Mombi | Judge Doom | Toon Patrol | Neville Sinclair | Lothar | Coach Jack Reilly | Warden Nigel Snyder | Joseph Pulitzer (Newsies) | Delancey Brothers | Dr. Charles Hendrickson | Ebenezer Scrooge (Muppets) | Cardinal Richelieu | Captain Rochefort | Milady de Winter | Winifred Sanderson | Mary Sanderson | Sarah Sanderson | John Ricketts | The King and the Duke | Pap Finn | William Boone | Buldeo | Sergeant Harley | Juice (Blank Check) | Ranch Wilder | Injun Joe | Tony Perkis | Agent Woods | Ashcan & Pete | Rhino (James and the Giant Peach) | Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker | Long John Silver (Muppets) | Cruella De Vil (Live Action) | Mr. Skinner | Jean-Pierre Le Pelt | Norman Snively | Ricky King | Charlotte (Jungle 2 Jungle) | Lyle Van de Groot | Max & Thor | Beatrice Stanhope | Wilson Croft | Luanne LeSeur | Meredith Blake | Eddie Taffet | Andrei Strasser | Miss Hannigan | Dr. Elliot Coleye | Doctor Claw (Inspector Gadget Films) | Lana Thomas | Principal Elliot T. Jindraike | Toy Santa | Hector Barbossa | Warden Walker | Mr. Sir | Charles “Trout” Walker | Kissin' Kate Barlow | Ramsley | Paolo Valisari | Stacey Hinkhouse | Carla Santini | Lord Kelvin | General Fang | Viscount Mabrey | Ian Howe | Captain Bill Fawcett | Royal Pain | Stitches | Jadis the White Witch | Dr. Kozak | Davy Jones | Lord Cutler Beckett | Jack Frost (The Santa Clause) | Janice Avery | Gary Fulcher | Queen Narissa | Mitch Wilkinson | Simon Bar Sinister (Underdog Film) | Riff Raff (Underdog) | El Diablo | Jenny (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) | Kendall Duncan | Sharpay Evans | Tiara Gold | Tess Tyler | Speckles | Miraz | Lucinda | Oswald Granger | The Red Queen | The Knave of Hearts | Jabberwock | Nizam | Morgana le Fay | Maxim Horvath | Ms. Stout | CLU 2 | Rinzler | Blackbeard | Angelica Teach | Tex Richman | Sab Than | Matai Shang | Tal Hajus | Jenny (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) | Latham Cole | Butch Cavendish (2013 film) | Captain Jay Fuller | Evanora | Theodora | King Stefan | King Henry | Constantine | Dominic Badguy | Taylor Dean | The Witch (Meryl Streep) | The Giant (Into the Woods) | Lady Tremaine (2015 film) | The Grand Duke (Cinderella 2015 Film) | David Nix | Shere Khan (The Jungle Book 2016) | King Louie (The Jungle Book 2016) | Kaa (The Jungle Book 2016) | Fleshlumpeater


Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki