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Briar Beauty is a 2013-introduced and all-around character. She is part of The Sleeping Beauty story as the next Sleeping Beauty and she is a student at Ever After High. In the destiny conflict she was on the Royal side however; after she had difficulty and hard time accepting her inevitable sleeping curse as her destiny. She now sides with the Rebel side as she dropped The Storybook of Legends in the Well of Wonder in Thronecoming to try to fix her destiny.

Portrayers

In English, Briar Beauty is voiced by Kate Higgins.

In Latin American Spanish, Briar Beauty is voiced by Cristina Hernández.

Character

Personality

Briar is a kind and loving girl, and a hyperactive girl who loves adventure, despite the fact that she can fall asleep everywhere and anywhere at any given time, which is strongly due to a curse that her mother Sleeping Beauty had, which Briar inherited genetically.[1] Briar is kind, sensitive about her destiny, and a loving friend. She is fierce and loyal, and also is best friends with Apple White and Blondie Lockes, according to her website profile and the doll profile on the back of the doll box, although her roommate Ashlynn Ella is a close friend of hers.

She is friends with Raven Queen and Madeline Hatter,[2] and also Cupid and Cedar Wood, according to the Thronecoming TV special. Briar is scared for her "destiny" and claims she is not just a party girl, in her words: "Is that how you see me!? Just, a party girl?!" and then explains how she doesn't want to lose her friends. She most likely will lose her friends if she sleeps for a hundred years because, in a hundred years, her friends will all be long dead. She is sensitive, generous, and friendly. Briar loves adventures and journeys but wants to have her life without sleeping for a hundred years. She can be sad when the fact that if she signs the Storybook of Legends, she'll sleep for one hundred years is brought up, but in "Way Too Wonderland", this is solved when Raven signs and turns evil, but Apple brings her back, saving her, and Raven uses her newfound powers to put the pages of the book inside everyone and they don't need to sign the storybook to decide what they want, that they can be Royal or Rebel without signing the book. Briar is grateful to Raven for this and wants to live every day of her life awake. She is generally a good person with a good heart and loves Blondie's MirrorCast show. She enjoys gossip and fashion. In "Thronecoming",[3] she threw the Storybook of Legends down the well so she wouldn't have to sleep for a hundred years.[3] Briar, as not wanting to fall asleep for a hundred years, generally feared the Storybook of Legends. She doesn't have to worry about the book anymore, though.

Her "Magic Touch" is having super hearing (she can hear things from miles away) however this only happens when she is asleep.

Appearance

Briar's look is very beautiful and very princess-like. Briar has long dark brown hair with pink streaks and a rose-shaped bun at the left side of her head, though she sometimes has her hair in a full bun, and she wears pink lipstick. She has medium tan skin and has light brown eyes. Briar is a tall girl, even though she wears super-high heels. Her dress has a rose-like hem down to her knees. Briar likes to wear pink and rose-flower themes in her outfits. In addition, she always wears a pair of literally-rose-tinted glasses, which are sunglasses she calls "crown-glasses", resembling a crown on top of her head.

Fairy tale

Main article: Sleeping Beauty

Relationships

Romance

Briar prefers not to pursue a relationship right now given that, since she is to sleep for 100 years, the prince to awaken her would be far off in the future. Hopper Croakington II has a crush on her, but she ignores his attempts to ask her out as he often gets her gifts such as swamp grass and flies. However, in Bunny Blanc's story, it is revealed that she is upset when another girl goes to a party with him because she did not want to ask him.

Family

Briar is the daughter of Sleeping Beauty and her husband, the Prince who saved her now King. Her mother is prone to the same sleeping spells she is while her father is always on the lookout for heroic adventures and monsters to slay. She also has eight little brothers, a few being name Loyalty, Tenacity, Courage, Gallantry, and Honor. Three of her brothers are triplets and Honor is the youngest of the family. They tend to cause havoc around the castle while making believe their own adventures. They greatly miss their elder sister when she is away at school. Her cousin is Rosabella Beauty, while her aunt and uncle are Beauty and the Beast from the same fairytale. Since both cousins appear afro-latina, it is assumed that Ever After High’s rendition of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast are both of latina descent. The race of Briar’s father is unknown, although many believe him to be caucasian, making Briar mixed-race. The race of Rosabella’s father is also unknown. The two families have a hard time interacting as Briar's heroic father cannot accept Rosabella's father was once a beast.

Friends

Her best friends are Apple White and Blondie Lockes according to her profile but is also shown to be friends with Raven Queen, Ashlynn Ella, Madeline Hatter and C.A. Cupid. She is fiercely loyal to Apple and will do anything to protect her or save her. Briar saved her life from sleeping in "Thronecoming". Briar is also shown to be friends with her cousin Rosabella, and Rosabella sees her as a best friend according to her (Rosabella's) profile. Her frenemy (friend-enemy) is Faybelle Thorn, "destined" to put her into a hundred-year-long sleep literally, by having her prick her finger on a spinning wheel, which they are more commonly used for thread. Although she is fond of Blondie, she, like most people, does not believe that Blondie has royal heritage and when she was a little girl she had a fairy friend named Rosella.

Faybelle regards her as her "best frenemy forever after".[4] Briar is also friends with Melody Piper[5], and gets along with a lot of different people. She is also friends with Hopper Croakington II[6].

Pet

Briar Beauty has a pet unicorn named Divacorn.

Powers

Briar tends to have a habit of falling asleep anytime, anywhere.

Etymology

She is named "Briar" as a reference to The Grimm Brothers version of Sleeping Beauty "Little Briar Rose", though some translations renamed her "Rosamond".

Timeline

Notes

  • Her mother, Sleeping Beauty, is said to look a lot like her according to "Briar Beauty's Story" and the same story "Briar Beauty's Story" in "Once Upon a Time". Or rather, Briar looks like her.
  • Briar's destiny is said in the TV specials of the cartoon series to lose her friends since she sleeps for one hundred years.
  • Her birthday is on August 9th, meaning that her sign is Leo.
  • She is one of the only two canon afro-latino characters in the Ever After High franchise, the other being Rosabella Beauty. A Mattel executive confirmed their race at a convention in 2014.

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References

  1. Briar Beauty's Story
  2. Shown in the webisodes, and TV special '''[[Thronecoming (TV special)|Thronecoming]]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thronecoming the TV special Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":1" defined multiple times with different content
  4. Faybelle Thorn's profile
  5. 'True Hearts Day' and 'True Hearts Day Part 3'
  6. Shown to be friends with Hopper also in True Hearts Day Part 3 and True Hearts Day the TV special
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