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Prince Charming
Charming price
 

Name

Prince Charming

Gender

Male

Species

Human

Family

King (Father, referenced)

Voiced by

 

First Appearance

Poor Cinderella

Last Appearance

Poor Cinderlla

Prince Charming appears in Poor Cinderella. He falls in love with Betty Boop when she attends his ball. She leaves one of her glass slippers behind. The prince searches his kingdom for the woman the slipper fits. The prince searches his kingdom for the woman the slipper fits. All the girls in the realm try on the glass slipper, to no avail. Betty Boop is given a chance, and it fits. She becomes the prince's bride, much to the displeasure of the two stepsisters. Prince Charming is a stock character who appears in some fairy tales. He is the prince who comes to the rescue of the damsel in distress, and stereotypically, must engage in a quest to liberate her from an evil spell. This classification suits most heroes of a number of traditional folk tales, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, even if in the original story they were given another name, or no name at all.

Quotes

  • Prince Charming: "Silence, who was that beautiful maiden have you no tongues. Then I the prince now do declare whoever this slipper can wear my throne shall share."

Trivia

  • These characters are often handsome and romantic, a foil to the heroine, and are seldom deeply characterized, or even distinguishable from other such men who marry the heroine. 
  • In many variants, they can be viewed more as rewards for the heroine rather than characters.
  • The prominence of the character type makes him an obvious target for revisionist fairy tales. "Prince Charming" is also used as a term to refer to the idealized man some people dream of as a future spouse.

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