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Lady Tremaine

From The Codex
I daresay no one in the kingdom will outshine my daughters

Background

Lady Tremaine is the main antagonist of Disney's 1950 animated feature film, Cinderella. As the cold-hearted stepmother of Cinderella, Lady Tremaine does not harm her stepdaughter physically. Rather, she seeks to punish and abuse her psychologically, motivated by her jealousy of Cinderella being far more beautiful than her own awkward daughters, Anastasia and Drizella (although her abuse later extends towards them). Lady Tremaine was also a socialite, determined to gain higher status by marrying one of her daughters to Prince Charming or another bachelor of noble blood.

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Cinderella

Lady Tremaine is introduced in the prologue of the film. Young Cinderella's father, a widower, desperate for his daughter to have a mother figure, married Lady Tremaine, who is described as "a woman of good family", with two daughters, Anastasia and Drizella, of her own, and a cat named Lucifer. Lady Tremaine showed her true colors when Cinderella's father died, mistreating Cinderella while spending extravagantly on her biological daughters Anastasia and Drizella in hopes of molding them in her own image but also spoiling them as a result.

After the prologue, it is revealed that Cinderella has become a coerced servant in her own home and lives in a small room at the top of the tower in her house. An incident occurs in which Anastasia finds a mouse inside her teacup (Lucifer deliberately caused this to happen when he chased Gus). Lady Tremaine responds by piling a further order of chores on Cinderella as punishment, silencing her harshly (twice) when she attempts to object. She then, as a sense of poetic justice on Lucifer, adds onto the pile the request to give the cat a bath.

Lady Tremaine finally consents that Cinderella may attend the Royal Ball - that is, if she can finish all her chores and find a suitable dress. She then proceeds to heap chore after chore on Cinderella. Despite this, when Cinderella appears ready for the ball in a suitable dress (her mother's, altered to be more fashionable by her mice and bird friends), Lady Tremaine indirectly (but intentionally) points out that Cinderella is wearing Drizella's old beads and Anastasia's old sash that they threw away earlier in the day. This prompts Drizella and Anastasia to viciously tear Cinderella's dress apart, leaving her unable to attend the ball. When Cinderella, with the help of the Fairy Godmother, nevertheless attends the ball, her stepfamily does not recognize her. This was because of a combination of their belief that Cinderella was at home with her dress in tatters, the fact that Cinderella's new dress was in a different style from her old one and the fact she was made up so very differently to her usual appearance. Another possible reason could be that the Fairy Godmother's magic prevented them from recognizing her (as revealed in the live-action film). Lady Tremaine does note a familiarity about her as she dances with Prince Charming close to her. She is not, however, permitted to study Cinderella long enough to make the connection, as the Grand Duke closes the curtains to give them privacy.

At the news that the Prince will marry the girl whose foot fits in the glass slipper left behind at the ball, Cinderella becomes quite distracted and falls into a dreamlike state, dancing and singing "So This is Love" to herself. Lady Tremaine realizes that Cinderella was the mysterious girl who danced with the Prince at the Ball. She quietly follows Cinderella up the tower and locks her in her room, putting the key in her pocket.

As the Grand Duke then arrives with the glass slipper, Lady Tremaine instructs her daughters not to fail her. She watches as both Anastasia and Drizella try their hardest to force their enormous feet into the slipper. While this is happening (the stepsisters prolong the process with their repeated attempts to get the slipper to fit their feet), Cinderella's two mice friends, Jaq and Gus, steal the key from Lady Tremaine's pocket and bring it to the door of Cinderella's room. The mice succeed in freeing Cinderella from her room despite Lucifer's delaying them. When Cinderella appears and calls to the Duke, Lady Tremaine insists to the Duke that Cinderella may not have attended the ball as she has been a household servant, despite having deduced that she has. The Duke orders Lady Tremaine to step aside. However, Tremaine trips the Footman as he walks over to Cinderella, in one final ditch attempt to shatter her hopes, causing the slipper to fall off its cushion and shatter into pieces. Cinderella then reveals that she has the other slipper, and her stepmother watches in horror when it fits her foot.

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

Lady Tremaine made her second film appearance in the Direct-to-DVD sequel Cinderella II: Dreams Come True. In this film, she only appeared in the "An Uncommon Romance" segment. Lady Tremaine is shown to be cold towards her own daughters, implying she hasn't treated them much better than she treated Cinderella. When Anastasia falls for a common baker, Tremaine harshly forbids her to do so much as speak to him again or even enter his bakery again. (As before, Lady Tremaine's ambitions reflect her aristocratic narcissism, for she still wants her daughters to choose wealthy noblemen as husbands.) Thus, Anastasia must defy her mother's wishes for the first time, and the segment ends with her attending Cinderella's ball with the baker boy she presumably will soon marry.

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

Lady Tremaine acquires the Fairy Godmother's magic wand after Anastasia finds it. Intent on ruining Cinderella's happy ending and stealing it for her own daughter to gain access to an opulent lifestyle in the Palace, Tremaine uses the wand to reverse time and undo Cinderella's "happily ever after" (turning Cinderella back into her virtual slave). She also enchants the glass slipper to fit Anastasia, so that Cinderella never gets to try on the slipper herself, going so far as to deliberately break the other glass slipper Cinderella has in her possession. She then uses the wand to enchant Prince Charming into forgetting Cinderella and marrying Anastasia instead, making him believe that Anastasia was the girl whom the Prince danced at the ball the other day instead of Cinderella. After having Cinderella banished, Drizella almost divulges the plan by saying that the Tremaine family has 'won', which prompts her mother to warn her to remain silent unless she wishes to join Cinderella. This is another notable example of Lady Tremaine's cruelty having become much more indiscriminate. When Charming discovers the truth, Tremaine makes her most notable—and horrific—use of the Fairy Godmother's wand by transforming Anastasia into the mirror image of Cinderella, then teleporting the genuine Cinderella into a pumpkin (that becomes a nightmarish travesty of the original coach from the first film) to be killed off by Lucifer, which she uses the wand to transform him into a human coachman. Fortunately, Cinderella manages to escape and returns to the wedding. Ultimately, Anastasia is her mother's undoing; she comes to feel reluctant to marry somebody under false pretences; the Prince does not love her, nor does she truly love him, and she cannot bear to live the rest of her life pretending to be something she is not (even if it means finally possessing beauty). Cinderella arrives back at the Palace, just in time to witness, to her amazement, and to Tremaine's fury, Anastasia saying, "I...don't". Angered by both Cinderella's interference and Anastasia's sudden conscience, Lady Tremaine and Drizella emerge from their hiding place, now intent on getting revenge on both of them for their defiance. Angrily, the King tells some of his guards to arrest Lady Tremaine, who defends herself by turning the guards into various animals — the guards coming at her from the front turn into chickens, the guards coming from the right turn into pigs, and the guards from the left turn into rabbits, so that they cannot arrest her. Tremaine then tries to turn Anastasia into a toad until Cinderella steps in to protect her, not willing to let Lady Tremaine harm Anastasia for trying to fix her happy ending. An unfazed Lady Tremaine decides to turn them both into toads, but the Prince intervenes and reflects the magic beam with his sword, and it hits herself and Drizella instead. Anastasia then restores herself to normal before giving the magic wand to Cinderella so that she can undo all the wrongs that her stepmother has committed. During the end credits, Lady Tremaine and Drizella have been restored to their human forms but are wearing scullery clothes identical to those Cinderella used to wear, implying that they will be working in the Palace as servants under the King's authority as a punishment for their cruelty towards Cinderella and Anastasia.

Codex Statistics

Tier: 10-B, Unknown with the Magic Wand

Name: Lady Tremaine

Origin: Cinderella

Sex: Female

Age: Unknown, likely in her late 50s to early 60s

Classification: Human, Aristocrat

Status: Alive

Alignment: Lawful Evil (Lady Tremaine wishes to marry one of her daughters to the prince in order to have a high placing status and forutne)

Dimensionality: 3-D

Attack Potency: Human level (Has no real destruction feat), Unknown with the Magic Wand (The Magic Wand's power aren't focus on raw power or destruction, however Fairy Godmother does state that in wrong hands the wand could be extremely dangerous)

Durability: Human level

Striking Strength: Human Class

Lifting Strength: Average Human, At least Class 1 with the Magic Wand (The wand's magic can lift a horse)

Travel Speed: Average Human

Combat Speed: Average Human

Reaction Speed: Average Human

Stamina: Average

Range: Standard Melee, Interplanetary with the magic wand (It's magic affacted the moon and sun)

Intelligence: Above Average (Lady Tremaine is quite cunning and manipulative, she thought of turning Anastasia into a perfect copy of Cinderella to trick the prince into marrying her, as an aristocrat, she should have had a good formal education and she's also a talented magic user as she quickly got used to the wand being able to reverse time prior to Cinderella's happpy ending on her first use)


Powers and Techniques

Magic, Time Manipulation (Lady Tremaine used the Magic Wand to reverse time prior to Cinderella's happpy ending), Weather Manipulation (The Wand's magic caused a storm), Size Manipulation (The Wand's magic made Lucifer smaller), Memory Manipulation (Changed the prince's memory of the ball), Transmutation (The Wand's magic turned Lucifer into a toy), Creation (The Wand's magic can create things), Plant Manipulation (The Wand's magic can make plants and control them), Telekinesis (The Wand's magic can lift beings), Cloth Manipulation (The wand's magic can change clothes), Petrification (The wand's magic turned the Fairy Godmother to stone), Teleportation and BFR (Can teleport others away), Explosion Manipulation (The wand can create fireworks),

Limited Resistance to Memory Manipulation (True love in cinderella, allowed Prince Charming to know Anastasia wasn't his true love despite Lady Tremaine changing his memory of the ball)


Equipment

Magic Wand: The Magic Wand is the powerful magical wand of Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Its powers are summoned by saying the famous magic words "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo".


Other

Standard Tactics: Lady Termaine uses the wand to open a green vortex and from then on uses transmutation to turn her opponents into animals, BFRing someone is also something she is likely to do.

Weaknesses: Has to pronounce the "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" formula to use the wand's magic (Althought she can create a green vortex which negates this weakness) and the Wand's magic can be reflected by metal.

Note 1: the Wand is standard equipement due to her having had access to it for quite a while in Cinderella 3

Concept art

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