Re-imagined well known heroines of history, fairy tales and fables coming together as a team of superheroes known as "The Defenders of the Enchanted Kingdom" Their lives have taken mysterious turns and led some down darker paths that have brought them together to protect their magical land.
1. Esmeralda: Heaven's Hellfire
Story: The thief known as Sarousch remained in jail for a short time after attempting to steal La Fidèle. His release came easy with the help of a very disfigured Frollo, who had been slowly regaining his power after surviving his dramatic fall into molten hot metal. Plotting revenge against those who nearly got him killed he convinced Sarousch to join him, which wasn't hard since his own plans were foiled by similar enemies.
Esmeralda and Phoebus had been living happily raising their child Zephyr in the commune. Quasimodo and Madellaine had just recently decided to move close to them. But joy quickly turned to sorrow when the camp burst into flames. Phoebus and Esmeralda quickly tried to ease the fears of their panicked friends and get as many people out of the camp as possible. Quasimodo took a horse and went to the city to get help, once there he was surprised to find Sarousch bringing the city to flames as well. Quasimodo fought fiercely to try to stop Sarousch's attack, where he revealed that he was not working alone.
Meanwhile, back in the enflamed and desperate gypsy camp, Phoebus and Esmeralda managed to get most of the people out and away from the fire. Madellaine led the last group of people to saefty leaving Phoebus and Esmeralda while they searched for any last survivors. Thats when the grossly disfigured Frollo (or what was left of him) emerged from the shadows, escorted by a group of the city's armed soldiers.
Back at the City, Sarousch had pinned Quasimodo into a corner, where he conveniently revealed his and Frollo's plot to get revenge against Quasimodo and all his friends by destroying and killing everything they had ever loved and framing Esmeralda and Phoebus for the destruction of not only the camp where they live, but the city Sarousch had been burning as well. Quasimodo's gargoyle friends, (Victor, Hugo, and Laverne) came to his rescue, freeing him from Sarousch. The three of them raced back to the camp hoping to save their friends, but instead they made it back just in time to witness Phoebus and Esmeralda hanged until death amongst the fiery inferno that had become of their home.
Several years passed, and the gypsies left thought they had found a new home in hiding deep in the forest. Quasimodo and Madellaine had become foster parents for Zephyr who had now become deeply troubled. Often he'd drift away alone into the forest hoping for his parents to emerge out of the darkness. One day Frollo emerged instead, having been searching for Zephyr and Quasimodo to finish what he had started, but before Frollo could speak his words were taken from him. With assassin like ability, Esmeralda had snuck up behind Frollo and wrapped her sash around his neck, she leaned in as she pulled on the sash, and revealed herself to him. "Stay away from my family" she whispered and the sash burst into flames from fire that seemed to be ripped from no where, suffocating him with smoke and she strangled him to his death.
Zephyr and Esmeralda's reunion was bittersweet, as she remained distant towards him. She asked Quazimodo and Madellaine to take care of Zephyr for a little while longer... when asked where she was going her only reply was "I don't believe Phoebus is dead either" and she faded back off into the shadows she came from.
2. Belle: Beastmaster
Story: After the events that changed Prince Adam from beast to human, he and Belle carried out a seemingly normal life. Normal for a Prince and a newly found Princess of course...
But their happily ever after was cut short when one morning Adam went missing. Belle searched every room, and every corridor of their Castle, but no sign of him. She made her way to village nearby to ask her father Maurice for help, but when she arrived she was surprised to see the villagers in a violent panic. She ran into the center of town to find out what all the commotion was about, and that's where she found an even bigger surprise.
The alter ego/embodiment of her love, Prince Adam, had returned. The Beast was back. His eyes blistering red, his arms and teeth stained with blood, and his clothes torn into shreds, it was clear who has been responsible for the demolition... but why? Beast stood before her, a glowing rose in his claws, panting and grunting, but his eyes did not seem to recognize Belle's terrified face. Belle slowly approached him, believing strongly that even in a much more feral beastly state that he would not harm her. She touched his face with her hand, and gently pulled the rose away from him. It was the same enchanted rose that counted down how many days he had to break the curse before... Confused, Belle brought Beast back home.
Seasons Pass, dawning a new wardrobe, new tools and the glowing rose warn around her neck, Belle has been traveling far and wide following clues to the mysterious return of the curse. Beast, much more feral and even less compassionate, finds his only comfort in Belle, so he follows her everywhere she goes protecting the only thing he finds familiar.
3. Snow White: Forbidden Fruit
Story: Seasons have passed since the fairest of them all was awakened by true love's kiss. A slumber caused as a result of taking a bite into a poison apple sneakingly given to her by her evil stepmother. The seven dwarfs remained in their small cottage in woods, enjoying their humble mining life.
Over the years Snow White would make frequent visits to her height challenged friends. One day she was alarmed to find her friends missing from their home. The only clue left behind by their mysterious disappearance was the presence of a strange apple tree she had never noticed before. At the base of the stump laid 6 bitten into apples... apples which glowed green from the inside out. While picking a few apples from the tree a very frightened and alone Dopey cautiously made his way out of the nearby brush, clinging onto Snow White for what seemed to be "dear life".
Snow White brought the mute Dwarf home with her, along with the Apples. There she consulted with her Stepmother's Mirror which now resides in the castle with her and her Prince (now the King). The Mirror was able to show her the story of the left over apple that she once bit into which had put her to sleep. The apple rot allowing a single seed to dig deep into the ground near the cottage where the dwarfs lived. Over the following seasons the seed would grow into a normal looking tree, a tree with the tastiest looking apples any of the Dwarfs had ever seen. Excited the dwarfs took a bite of these apples, and within one bite all the dwarfs went mad, turning feral and ravaged deep into the woods... all the dwarfs but Dopey who while being distracted by butterflies, was a little bit late to the party...
The Mirror went on to tell her that there was no way to reverse the spell caused by these second generation magically poisoned apples, and that her friends would roam the woods violently attacking anything that made eye contact.... but there was hope. The Mirror showed Snow White and Dopey the image of an old Sorcerer named Yen Sid. Unfortunately, this sorcerer was nowhere nearby, in fact, he was in an entirely different world... a world filled with people who could freeze, move, destroy, create, en flame, electrify and all sorts of unimaginable things with their minds... and though the Mirror Could show her how to get there, she'd need to take a bite of an apple once again to get there... the same Apple that drove her friends Berserk.
Snow White took a bite of one of the apples she harvested. The world before her eyes turned green and squiggly, her body felt weak, her skin became even more fair, and then she passed out. When woke up much later, no longer in her castle home but instead in a world she could never imagine.... a world with buildings that reached the sky, carriages that drove themselves, a confused Dopey, and an undeniable funny feeling all over her body, as if she had been changed somehow. She got up, kissed Dopey's head and did the only thing she could think of to do... Find Yen Sid.
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