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"Mention My Buck-Teeth Again And I'll Use Them To Bite Out Your Spinal Cord."

Queen Tiabeanie Mariabeanie de la Rochambeaux Grunkwitz, better known as Bean[2], is the main character of Disenchantment. She is the 19-year-old Queen and co-ruler of Dreamland as well as possible heir to the throne of Maru. She is the daughter of King Zøg and Queen Dagmar and the older half-sister of the Prince Derek and Jasper.

Bean is a hard drinker and is constantly accompanied by her elf friend Elfo, and her personal demon Luci (until they died or disappear).[3]

After her father becomes mentally broken and Derek accompanies Oona in her pirate life, Bean is crowned Queen of Dreamland but after King Zøg recovered he decided to share the title with his daughter, thus making them both rulers of Dreamland.

History

Early Life

Bean is the only daughter of King Zøg of Dreamland and the then Princess Dagmar of Maru. Dagmar conceived a daughter in order to make her fulfill a prophecy and pay off a debt Maru owes to Hell. Dagmar named Bean "Tiabeanie Mariabeanie" after Dagmar's late grandmother. When Bean was born, Dagmar gave her a mantel and an enchanted music box with a small figurine of Dagmar holding an infant Bean. When Bean could not fall asleep, Dagmar ran her finger in circles on her forehead and right before Bean drifted off, Dagmar whispered in her ear "You will be the greatest woman this goddamn kingdom has ever seen" (referring to the kingdom of Maru).

When Bean was four years old, Dagmar decided that the time had come to get rid of Zøg so that she could return with Bean to Maru. She decided to turn Zøg into stone by poisoning his wine, but Bean accidentally switched Dagmar's and Zøg’s glasses when she was trying to reach for the grapes that were served along with the wine, which resulted in Dagmar drinking from Zøg’s glass and turning into stone instead.

Around one year later, Zøg married Oona, a princess from Dankmire, in an arranged marriage as part of a deal to have a canal built for Dreamland. Bean stated that she was so jealous of her stepmother that she placed a dead owl in their wedding cake and the guests ate it anyways. Bean's relationship with her stepmother was a weak one, although Oona claimed that she tried to love Bean and get along with her.

Bean's half-brother, Derek, was born when Bean was five years old and he became the heir to the throne. Bean strongly resented Derek for this since he, being a boy and heir apparent, had more privileges than she did and he was able to do all the things she wanted to do, such as sword fighting or horse riding.

Bean's paternal grandmother, Bee-Baw, used to sit Bean on her lap and tell her stories until she passed away when Bean was still a child. Bean's handmaiden, Bunty, raised her and did her best to make Bean happy, such as allowing Bean to mount her like a horse so that she and Derek could have horse races.

Bean's relationship with her father was strained since Bean resented him for remarrying and starting a new family, while Zøg was distant and failed to provide his daughter with the attention she needed. According to Bean, she had another girl pretend to be her for a year to see if her father would notice (he did not).

Arranged Marriages and meeting Luci and Elfo

After Bean turned nineteen, King Zøg arranged for her to be married off to Prince Guysbert of Bentwood, a handsome but dim prince, in order to form an alliance between their kingdoms, and made her wear her mother's wedding dress for the wedding. Bean originally resigned herself to it, and reluctantly followed through with the wedding. Unbeknownst to Bean, Dagmar's siblings, her uncle Cloyd and aunt Becky had sent her a demon named Luci disguised as a wedding present who was tasked with turning Bean evil like the rest of her maternal family.

At the wedding, Bean changed her mind while standing at the altar and refused to marry the prince. Bean slapped the ring off Guysbert's hand and he ended up with his head stuck on a sword, part of a throne made of swords, while trying to reach the ring that had rolled just under the throne. Strangely, this injury didn't kill him. Zog and Guysbert's parents then arranged for Bean to marry Guysbert's younger brother, Merkimer, instead. When Elfo walked into the church, Zøg offered a reward to whoever captured Elfo, and Bean took this opportunity to escape by breaking a window and jumping through it, followed by Elfo and Luci. As they run from Bean's father's knights and Merkimer, the trio bonds until they are captured by Merkimer and when they are forced back to the palace, Zøg decides to keep Elfo around so that he can use his blood to get the Elixir of Life while Luci follows Bean around as he was ordered to. Bean tries to device another plan to get rid of Merkimer by taking him to an island of Mermaids to be killed by their songs under the pretence of throwing him a bachelor party, although this doesn't work so the wedding plans continue, much to Bean's dismay.

The day of her second wedding, a heartbroken Bean sits on her window with Luci and Elfo, lamenting that she won't get to marry out of love like her mother (supposedly) did and reluctantly walks down the altar while a distraught Elfo runs back to his cage as he cannot bear to watch Bean’s despondency, with Luci following suit.

At Sorcerio's office, Merkimer (who is supposed to be at the wedding) shows up and Elfo encourages him to drink his blood that Bean mixed with pig's blood, letting Merkimer believe that it could help him on his wedding night, resulting in Merkimer turning into a pig and the pig who "donated" the blood turning into Merkimer. Bean then calls out her father for not caring about anything other than the alliance with Bentwood and convinces him to let her live her life the way she sees fit and to find out who she is. Zøg finally relents and realizes that his daughter is right, leading to him and the King of Bentwood getting into a fist fight while Bean drinks while watching everything in amusement, thanking Elfo and Luci for making that the happiest day of her life.

Misadventures and the Fall of Dreamland

From then on, Bean and her friends went on comedic misadventures that often began with them getting into or starting trouble. But the three always tried to fix the trouble. Elfo meanwhile, agreed to be a test subject for creating the Elixir of Life.

Eventually, Zøg grew impatient with the repeatedly failed experiments to create the Elixir of Life from Elfo's blood and was surprised to learn that Elfo was not really an Elf. Bean, Elfo and Luci learned this as well and traveled to Elfwood where Elfo learned that he was only Half-Elf. At the same time, Zog's men arrived to kill the elves and steal their blood. Though Bean, Elfo and Luci were able to close the Elves drawbridge, saving them from an arrow volley, one of the arrows struck Elfo, who died in Bean's arms. Devastated and heartbroken, she goes to the cathedral and gives Elfo a small funeral until Zøg arrives and tells her the truth about her mother and why he needed the Elixir of Life. Thanks to Luci however, she was able to revive her mother even though she could have revived Elfo.

But this proved to be a mistake as Dagmar slowly manipulated Bean to gain her trust while framing Oona for the eventual petrification of all Dreamland villagers which caused the latter to flee back to Dankmire as her mother turned more people to stone. Dagmar then kidnaped Bean and brought her aboard a strange ship filled with monsters saying it will bring them to her homeland. Luci was also kidnapped but by an unidentified party, while Elfo's body was accidentally cast into the ocean where it was recovered by another unidentified party.

Stay in Maru

Bean looking out at Maru

About five months after the fall of Dreamland, the ship arrives at Maru and she is greeted by her uncle and aunt, revealed to be Becky the Enchantress and Emperor Cloyd. Bean becomes excited at the idea that she could have cousins around her age until Cloyd reveals that she doesn't since neither Cloyd nor Becky like children. She is introduced to Jerry, her mentally challenged uncle, who is busy killing cockroaches with his "pet hammer".Although his maternal family seemed welcoming at first, they warned him not to enter a certain room. Also, Maru's somewhat creepy nature, combined with the growing uncertainty about her mother, and the choice to sacrifice Elfo, made Bean doubt his current situation.

As Dagmar continued to show Bean the wonders of Maru, she claimed that her own mother and father died in a double murder suicide , and that Maru's royal family suffered from insanity to a small degree. That night, the elderly population of Maru began to spew out mysterious claims about a Tiabeanie who would save Maru. That night, Cloyd and Becky announced that Bean would be participating in a ceremony to welcome him into the family. Before the ceremony could begin, Bean sneaked into the forbidden room, finding a painting that looked exactly like her, along with her severed arms. The sight was so shocking that Bean passed out.

When she too arrived, she told Dagmar what she had seen, only to find a different painting and arms missing from the room. Dagmar then claimed that Bean had inherited the family curse of insanity, and that he was to blame. Bean confronted Jerry about the family curse, revealing that several of Maru's royals were insane, prone to murdering people and animals alike. Remembering all people or animals he has harmed whether by accident, self-defense, or justifiable homicide, Bean began to fear that she was crazy too. But once Jerry realized that one of the paintings was missing from the royal gallery, that of Queen Mariabeanie, which was the replacement painting that Bean had seen when he entered the forbidden room with Dagmar.

Bean then found a secret passage in the forbidden room, leading to the basement that was filled with dark magic items, where she found Dagmar's stone potion, as well as the painting of herself. Still believing his mother was on his side, Bean took the painting, along with other evidence pointing to Maru as the culprit behind the fall of Dreamland, and warned Dagmar that they had to leave and that Becky and Cloyd planned to murder her at the ceremony. like a sacrifice. When Bean blamed her aunt and uncle for turning Dagmar and Dreamland to stone, Dagmar said that they couldn't have made the potion, since they don't know how to make fruit cocktails. Bean then realized the truth, her mother was evil, and that she had been behind it all from the beginning. Dagmar ordered Bean to prepare for the ceremony, Bean went back to the basement and rescued Luci. But Dagmar and her siblings caught up with the heroes, and revealed that Bean was meant to deliver, she was to be sacrificed to pay off a debt Maru owed to Hell so that the Kingdom would prosper again. As Bean escaped, the shelves were knocked over and Cloyd was crushed. Dagmar then revealed that she had murdered her own mother and father, but Bean said that she was not, and will never be like her mother. Dagmar then asked if Elfo deserved to die. As she opened the door, Luci accidentally knocked a candle bean she was holding onto the alcohol-soaked basement floor, setting it on fire. Bean and Luci ran to the temple, hoping to bring Jerry with them, only to discover that Jerry had been killed by Dagmar. Pained by the loss of so many that night, Bean hoped that Elfo would forgive her for her mistake, and she agreed. At that moment, Elfo's voice seemed to come from the fire of the oracle.

Elfo revealed that after he died, his spirit ascended to Heaven. Luci then revealed that there was a way to resurrect Elfo, but Elfo's spirit must be in Hell for it to happen, as Luci couldn't enter Heaven. Despite the bad connection that the oracle's fire gave them, they were able to tell Elfo that he must find a way to get to Hell. Luci then revealed that the temple had a secret entrance to Hell. Before Bean could enter, Dagmar revealed that she hadn't died in the cellar and made one last attempt to kill Bean. However, Jerry wasn't dead yet, and he used his remaining energy to knock Dagmar out, before finally dying. Bean then descended into hell.

Resurrecting Elf

Putting on a demon costume to disguise themselves, Bean, along with Luci, arrived in Hell . Elfo also made it to Hell, as he called Jerry, who had also ascended, a fool-fool , much to God's fury. Bean also learned that Luci was a low-ranking demon, who had not yet gained her wings from her. Luci takes Bean to the infernal fortress, where all the damned souls are registered. Along the way, he met Hansel and Gretel again. Arriving at the fortress, Bean looked at the Book of the Dead, but was captured by Asmodeus himself. Luci then removed Bean's disguise from her, and offered it to Asmodeus, along with Elfo. The Prince of Darkness promoted Luci to a level 2 demon, and gave her demon wings, which were taken from a horrified and betrayed Bean. Bean was imprisoned alongside Elfo, who was forced to see a vision of Bean choosing to resurrect Dagmar over him. Elfo felt betrayed, and accused Bean of not caring about him, and of refusing to resurrect him, when he could have. Bean freely admitted that resurrecting his mother was a mistake, revealing that Luci had betrayed them...only to see that Luci had opened her cage.

Luci revealed that she needed to earn her wings so she could help her friends escape from Hell, but she had to betray them to get those wings. Still not fully trusting the demon, Bean and his friends escaped from prison. As they flew to safety, Luci revealed that Elfo's spirit would take them to her body, but once she let Elfo's spirit out of a bottle she had previously placed him in, she would have only 30 seconds to reclaim his body. . However Asmodeus confronted them, revealing that a level 2 demon can never escape. Luci betrayed her friends again, thus tricking Asmodeus into promoting him to an Uber Demon. Luci betrayed her master for the last time, and smashed him to the ground. Asmodeus warned Luci that if he left, he would not only lose his wings and status, but also his immortality, power, parking space and all. But Luci revealed that during his time with Bean and Elfo, he gained a true friendship with them, and would rather live a short life with them, than an eternal one without them. Luci then rescued his dear friends, and they escaped from Hell, with Luci losing her wings, power, and immortality. Bean and his friends arrived at a tropical island, where they found Elfo's body. Bean placed Elfo's spirit in his body, and his friend came back to life, much to Bean and Luci's joy. The three friends met.

Return to Dreamland

After spending a luxurious night on the tropical island, being massaged by Mermaids, Bean and his friends returned to Dreamland, only to find Zøg trying to kill them by pushing rocks into the ocean, as he blamed Bean for everything. Fortunately, Zøg fell off the cliff and onto a rock, knocking him out, allowing his daughter and her friends to return to shore. Bean felt guilty when she saw her people trapped in stone, but she was chased into the church by her now recovered father. Zøg accused Bean of being like her mother, but she replied that she is 50% her father, and her own person. Zøg was still hesitant to trust her daughter, but after Bean saved him from accidentally falling from the church tower, father and daughter reconciled.

Soon after, a pirate ship arrived, captained by Leavo, the only Elf to leave Elfwood, along with his new first mate, Oona, who had joined the pirates after escaping from the ocean. Oona revealed that she still had the Eternity Pendant, and Leavo demanded a treasure in exchange for Dreamland's restoration. However, while Bean was away, Bozaks had stolen most of Dreamland's treasures. While Elfo tried to trick Leavo into getting knocked out in the dungeons, Bean reconciled with his stepmother. Leavo survived Elfo's trick, but was later tricked by Bean into thinking that the people of the Dreamlands were a great people.

Hoping to come to a new deal, Bean and the others traveled to Elfwood with Zøg in chains to apologize to the elves, and have them all supply the blood needed to make the elixir to free Dreamland. After some difficulties, Leavo was able to convince the Elf King and the others to travel to Dreamland, as he had something the elves had been looking for. With all the Elves of Elfwood, the people of Dreamland were freed, while Zøg and Oona divorced on good terms. Leavo decided to retire from piracy, while Oona took over the ship, as she promised to see Derek when she could.

Return of Dagmar

Life returned to normal in Dreamland, but Bean pondered why her mother would betray her. Dagmar, meanwhile, was not dead, and she began to haunt Bean's nightmares of him, with a music box she gave Bean when he was a baby, which played a haunting tune. In a nightmare, Dagmar claimed that Bean's power was closer than she thought. Bean initially assumed this was just leftover trauma. Hoping to make her daughter feel better, Zøg burned Dagmar's portrait, only for Bean to find a hidden message written behind the portrait, and a Maruvian symbol. He revealed that something was hiding in the castle.

Upon further investigation, Bean found more Maruvian symbols in the castle, and followed them to a hidden cavern below the castle. A gust of wind and a louder version of the music from the music box sent the Princess running back to the castle where she destroyed the music box. But that night, the box returned in his nightmares. Later, after another nightmare, Bean consulted Zøg, who revealed that the reason the Kingdom is called the Land of Dreams, is because they had dreams in the castle. He finally found a passion for writing thanks to Miri the mop. Bean also wanted to create a play about her parents' romance and disagreements, but later found out that women can't perform on stage, so she asked Merkimer to publish the play for her, but on opening night, the play ended up ridiculing Zøg and he decided to execute the actors, including Elfo and Merkimer. But eventually she and her father reconciled over her mother's betrayal.

Steamland

One night, a dragon attacked Elf Alley . Bean chased it out of town, and shot it down, only to discover that the dragon was actually a flying machine, piloted by a man named Sky Gunderson, who was promptly arrested by the Dreamlander knights. While being questioned, Sky claimed that magic paled in comparison to science, that it really did make the world go around.

Bean visited Sky in the dungeon and asked to be taught science, as magic brought him nothing but unhappiness. After bringing her some supplies, Sky used it to create a radio to contact her house, much to Bean's surprise and confusion. Sky credited her for making the radio, revealing the science. As Sky prepared to escape with the supplies, Bean begged him to take her with him, as she longed to see where Sky's technology came from. Sky agreed to bring her, and that night, they left Dreamland in a submarine, traveling to Sky's home, Steamland.

Arriving at Sky's house, Bean became increasingly fascinated by the technology, but Sky warned him not to leave the garage. But quickly driven by the boredom of being alone, Bean set out to explore Steamland. After some shock, he traveled to Sky's lab, where he learned that Sky had been sent to Dreamland to deliver a weapon to an assassin, to kill Zøg. When Bean questioned her about this, Sky revealed her true nature and attempted to kill the Princess with a gun.

Bean escaped in a blimp, but Sky followed him and got into the blimp and after a brief fight, he fell from the blimp to his death. After returning to Dreamland, Bean warned Zøg about the killer, and that a Steamland pistol was the weapon. However, Odval did not believe him and ordered Sir Pendergast to take the weapon. In the ensuing struggle, the gun went off and hit Zøg.

Imprisonment

Zøg was seriously injured, but incapacitated. Odval accused Bean of being the murderer, and put the Princess under house arrest. With Zøg unable to rule, Derek was crowned king, and became Odval's puppet. The High Druid then began to spread lies that Bean was really a witch who tried to kill the King. Soon all of Dreamland was against Bean, who would be tried as a witch. Under questioning, Bean still claimed her innocence and Elfo and Luci offered to help her along the way as her attorneys.

The trail was a kangaroo case, and under Odval's influence, combined with bad memories of his sister's mistreatment, Derek began to abuse his power. Her witnesses were people who had bad experiences with her, or were coerced into falsely blaming her. Upon Elfo's stance, she revealed that both he and Bean were in Hell, and that Luci had tricked Asmodeus into escaping. But this made Dreamland even more fearful of Bean, and even Elfo and Luci, as accomplices.

While in the dungeon, the three friends feared for their lives, including Luci, who had lost her immortality to save her friends. But while they were in the dungeon, they heard that Odval, Sorcerio, the Archdruid and a group of cultists were planning to kill Zøg, as he advises Derek to spare his half-sister. While this was going on, the royal executioner and Bunti's husband helped the friends escape into the catacombs. However, Bean refused to leave and chose to stay and save his father from him.

Warning Zøg, Bean attempted to surgically remove the bullet to save him. Although the bullet was removed, Odval, Sorcerio, and Derek entered the room, seeing Bean with a knife. Derek immediately found Bean and his friends guilty of him and the three were prepared to be burned at the stake.

Before the fire could be lit, Bean thanked Elfo and Luci for all the time they had, and for being his friends. Odval handed Derek the torch and ordered the puppet king to kill Bean. But Derek, rethinking his father's advice, refused, but accidentally dropped the torch on the wood. As the flames grew closer, Luci revealed that she was no longer immortal, and that she abandoned him for them. Bean and Elfo thanked Luci and prepared for her deaths, only for the hole in the ground to open up, causing the three of them to fall underground, where they were greeted by Dagmar and a group of strange creatures.

Trøgtown

After her failed execution, Bean and his friends encountered Dagmar in an underground world populated by Trøgs. Bean, Elfo, and Luci tried to escape, but the maze of tunnels prevented it and they reluctantly stayed. During their stay, Bean wonders if something is up with Dagmar and later discovers that she has been eating Trøg's brains while they are still alive. She later disguised herself in Dagmar's clothes and used this ruse to escape, but Dagmar saw through her plan and tried to take her back to the dungeon, but unfortunately the Trøgs found out that Bean, Elfo and Luci were her saviors and he was about to imprison her, but Dagmar escaped using her magical abilities. But Bean and his friends managed to get out of Trøgtown with Zøg, who was buried alive in a grave, but was saved by Trøgs.

Second Return to Dreamland

After returning to the surface, Bean is welcomed back to Dreamland as Zøg resumes his role as king. She, Elfo, and Luci later discover her father's growing insanity. They soon meet Turbish and Mertz, they find out about Zøg's plan to escape Dreamland so he can prevent a conspiracy. She later finds out that Pendergast is actually dead and finds a hole in his body revealing a bullet. She then sets out to find the killer who killed the knight and later discovers the gun hidden in Odval's room and speculates that he is the killer. During her stepbrother's wedding, she tells the townspeople that Odval killed Pendergast, but it was actually the Archdruid. As the priestess was going to shoot her Odval defended her and the bullet hit the cathedral window and Turbish's armor. The Archdruid took this opportunity to escape from Dreamland using her motorcycle, but during her escape she dropped a Steamland waybill and Bean intends to follow her.

Return to Steamland

After the Archdruid escaped, Bean asks Luci to take care of Zøg while he is in his mental condition. Meanwhile, Elfo finds a hidden room that is filled with items associated with Steamland and then finds a motorcycle. He shows Bean that he uses the vehicle to get to Steamland and find the Archdruid. During his journey north to the city, he encounters Malfus within the interior of the mountain and discards the motorcycle and instead uses the laughing horse to traverse the remaining path. She and Elfo soon find Steamland as they pass through a cloud of steam. During their visit, Bean and Elfo leave the horse at a small children's fairground. As they resume their search for the Archdruid, she warns Elfo that Steamland has a lot of moving parts, but after Elfo steals some wallets and a tuxedo during a visit to the spa, she walks away from Bean. While Elfo is away, Bean infiltrates the Gunderson Factory in search of answers and soon runs into a worker named Gordy with whom she develops a bond.

After several attempts to find a capture of the Archdruid, Bean later discovers that Gordy is actually Alva Gunderson, the founder of Gunderson Steamworks and the leader of Steamland. Later, Alva shows Bean that he wants to join Dreamland and Steamland in order to spread the belief in science in the world and that he can harness the magical power of Dreamland to show the world that they don't have to believe in magic and the superstitions. But Bean is overwhelmed by this and tells Alva that she will think about it.

As she thinks about Alva's offer, one of her employees visits her and hands her extravagant gifts, revealing that Alva is obsessively in love with her. She so she escapes the building and intends to find Elfo, who is trapped in a freak show at a seaside amusement park on Pier 33.

He later meets Lady Bowmore whom he asks to find Elfo, but her attempts did not match Bean's description. They later end up in the Gallic Scrutiny League which Bean finds out that PT, the person who runs the freak show makes a deal with one of the members to take Elfo on his adventures. After Bean finds out about this, she travels to Pier 33 so she can save Elfo. She later finds him still in her cell and was able to free him.

PT finds them and tries to strangle Elfo, but thanks to Edith, a freak Elfo had a crush on, PT was knocked unconscious.

After freeing all the freaks, Bean and Elfo try to escape from Steamland, but are stopped by Alva's robots who tries to persuade her to return to him, but Bean is able to thwart the robots, but she and Elfo are cornered later by a group of robots. Bean angrily yells that she has no magic, but suddenly accidentally shoots black lightning so strong it creates a massive blackout in Steamland.

Relationship with Mora

She and Elfo are soon able to escape from the remaining robots until Elfo realizes that there is one member left in the freak show, Mora the Mermaid. After freeing the mermaid, they go to the dock, but soon run into a lightbulb robot again and they both hide in a hall of mirrors, where the robot follows them. With a clever deception they destroy the robot. And chased by the other robots, they run towards the ships. When Alva Gunderson's private ship is hijacked, they initially have difficulty starting the ship, but by chance Elfo was able to control it. Alva Gunderson appears on a television and begs Bean not to go away. After she has destroyed the TV, Alva tries to use several speakers, but Bean breaks all of them too. Bean looks out the window and realizes they're not going because the ship is tied with a rope and the robots are trying to build a bridge out of a plank to get onto the ship. But Mora emerges from the water, loosens the rope, causing the light bud bots to fall into the water, and is then pulled into the ship by Bean. Who thanks her for the ransom and offers to come with them, and she does.

While Elfo is still trying to get over his broken heart, Bean and Mora grow a little closer. Mora tells Bean that she came to Steamland to become an actress, but because she had no legs she was hired as an animation voice artist. Meanwhile, Elfo was able to repair the ship. After Bean tells Mora that she kissed Elfo, they talk about their previous relationships, which makes it clear that Mora is a lesbian. During the night, Mora tells Bean something about the night sky and how the sirens use it as a guide. It can be clearly seen that the two of them are starting to fall in love with each other.

The next morning Mora has disappeared and Bean and Elfo are driving without her. Due to heavy fog, the ship hits a narrow beach and Bean, sitting on the railing, is thrown from the ship and hits her head on a stone on a beach in Dreamland. The blow causes her to pass out and the last thing she sees is Elfo, who wants to get help from her. Some time later he wakes up and sees Mora in the water in front of her, who convinces her to enter the water, they swim to Dreamland together. (If you hold a mermaids hand, you can breathe underwater.)

While swimming, Bean and Mora take a detour to Mermaid Island . Arriving at a small grove, Bean vomits up crabs due to having his mouth open on the way. Mora says that he left because she didn't want to get hurt and came back because he never learns. The other mermaids greet Mora warmly and hold a festival in her honor. Towards evening Mora tells Bean that she wants to show him a special beach that he always goes to to clear his head.

She gives Bean a gold starfish necklace and sings a beautiful song to him, accompanied by a ukulele. After this song they kiss and spend the night together on the beach. The next morning, Bean wakes up on the beach where she hit her head and is desperately looking for her necklace. But when she couldn't find him, she later believes it was all just a dream. Elfo, unable to find help, tries to get Missi back into the water, but the boat sinks. They are both sad about their lost love and walk sadly along the beach.

Infiltrating the Seeker Orgy

After Mora disappeared, Bean along with Elfo feel depressed about their broken relationships. After being welcomed back by Luci, Bean visits the throne room to discover that her father's madness is getting worse and that Oona wants him to take care of Zøg. Later that day he sits on her bed wallowing about her time with Mora, but Oona finds out about her and helps Bean get over it.

During his time to get over his sadness, Bean tries to warn the council about the impending invasion of Steamland, but is ignored by Odval, who considers this an overactive imagination. After this, Bean suggests to Oona that they be spies to the council to learn that Odval and the council members are also members of the Seeker society and are planning to kill Zøg in order to control Dreamland from the shadows and a revelation that they are only doing this to end the actual curse. She then tells Oona what she discovered and even tells her that the Seekers were responsible for her uncle Yøg's death.

After learning of this, Bean approaches Oona and tells her what he has learned. But after telling Oona that the Seekers killed her uncle, Oona was shocked and said that they will pay. Bean asks Oona what she meant, and his stepmother reveals that she had a crush on Yøg before she got engaged to Zøg. Bean rushed to attack during the orgy, but Oona said that they must learn her plan to stop them. Later, Bean starts spying on Odval as he tries to get the tools for the orgy.

While spying, he learned that the tools Odval was looking for were knives. After seeing Odval buy the knives, Bean followed him to the edge of the world, where he asked Darell, a fellow Seeker member, to give him a book on hypnosis. He later visits Oona while she is sleeping and tells her what he has learned and immediately wants to kill the society so they don't harm Zøg. Meanwhile, he asks Elfo and Luci to round up an army to protect the kingdom from threats. After getting into a disagreement with Oona, Bean decides to undermine the Seekers' plan by infiltrating the orgy.

During the ceremony, Odval asked the members to use their knives to open their uniforms revealing their exposed bodies. After the rest of the members revealed the exposed bodies, Bean and an unknown member were called by Odval to remove their robes and while doing so the person in front of her shows herself as Oona. After the members of the Society expose themselves, they have a celebration and Bean thinks that they are really going to kill his father, but Oona says that the society is not a cult, just a depressing club. Just then, Sorcerio opens a door revealing Zøg.

Odval then tells Zøg to feast his eyes on Bean and Oona who are naked. Zøg then screams in fear and runs into his room. Concerned about Zøg's health, Bean and Oona head to his room in their robes to discover that Zøg is now asleep.

Visit to Bentwood

After his infiltration of the Seekers ceremony, Bean quickly discovers with Oona that the army that Luci and Elfo formed. he dispersed after seeing Elfo perform a ritual with the trøgs and that the Dreamland army is losing arrows and supplies due to Turbish and Mertz using them to hunt seagulls.

Meanwhile, a terrifying monster covered in leaves and mud begins to terrorize the poorer villagers on the outskirts of Dreamland. Bean arrives to investigate, and discovers that it is Merkimer's body, with the brain of a pig. Bean and his friends soon bring Merkimer's body to Sorcerio in order to return him to his original state as a real human, but the spell is too powerful and Sorcerio is unable to heal him.

Later, Bean gets an idea that if they bring Merkimer back to his parents in Bentwood , they can get money to buy some weapons and supplies.

But Merkimer decides to reassess himself as a prince, but is saddened to learn that no one, not even his parents cared about him. Human Merkimer reveals that he has developed intelligence and has taken over Bentwood. And the group is imprisoned.

As Bean sleeps he has a recurring dream of Dagmar, Dagmar's appearance says that eventually all her friends will be gone and she will be the only one with her. Dagmar then catches up to Bean, but he quickly wakes up and checks with Luci that she will never leave him by her side.

Just then, Bean and his friends are sent into a room and tied to chairs. Suddenly, the coins start to drip forming a hole in the ceiling and he hits Elfo several times until they start to accumulate.

Meanwhile, the Merkimer pig is starting to feel bad for Bean, Elfo, and Luci and sets them free. Later, Bean follows Merkimer in her body to the top of a tower, but Merkimer then threatens Bean by hitting her with a flail, but misses and Merkimer dies. The four return to Dreamland with the money Elfo swallowed and the arrows shot at them.

Becoming Queen

As he enters the castle courtyard, Bean sees a cloud of green smoke beyond Mount Grim. Luci tells Bean that it could be an army coming to attack Dreamland. Elfo questions who would want to attack Dreamland except the rival kingdoms of Bentwood, Dankmire, and Steamland.

Entering her room, Bean discovers Oona's skin and later finds out that Oona needs to go because the longer she stays on land, the weaker she appears in the sea. Bean tries to convince Oona to stay, but she tells him that she is stronger than she thinks.

After Oona left, Derek felt alone with his life and decided to follow her and Bean laments that she is going to miss him. Bean later sees the green smoke getting closer to Dreamland as it was going through the Bad Lands to the Worst Lands and Elfo says that the smoke could be from a group of teenagers they got into trouble with a while back. Bean later says that he needs to warn his father about him, even if he will heal him or kill him.

Bean later walks up to Odval who says about the Bentwood news and Bean says it didn't go well. He later mentions to Sorcerio about his old friend Grindl and that they went to wizarding school, but Sorcerio clarifies that it was more like a community college. But he passed out because he was overworked.

Bean says he wants to talk to his father, but the new cat says he can't go in there because Zøg is getting madder. Odval and Sorcerio tell Bean to put something on herself to protect herself from her, but Bean says she doesn't need anything because her father can't mess with daddy's girl .

As she enters the messy throne room, Bean tries to talk to Zøg, but due to his insanity he is unable to say any real words except honks. Odval later tells everyone to get out so as not to make Zøg angry, but the plan fails and as Zøg is about to attack Odval, Metrz hits him over the head with a hammer.

Appearance

Princess Bean has white hair (like her mother), freckles, buck teeth and an overbite. According to Elfo and Luci, her teeth also stick out sideways "a little bit". She bears little resemblance to either of her parents, although her resemblance to Dagmar is more noticeable when Bean wears her clothes or hairstyles. She has muscular legs and a curvy body albeit with a wider waist than her mother's.

Bean usually wears a cyan tunic with white sleeves, brown leggings and tied dark brown boots. She is equipped with a belt with a silver buckle.

For her two failed weddings, she wore her mother's wedding dress and her hair in the same updo as her mother did on her own wedding day. She also wore her boots underneath the dress.

Her formal attire consists of a gown with a black petticoat and a blue overcoat with puffy sleeves that go below her shoulders, although she still wears her boots underneath the dress.

When Bean is crowned Queen of Dreamland she wears a white low cut dress with white gloves, a navy blue sash, a golden necklace with a light green gemstone and her usual brown boots. Bunty attempted to do Bean's hair in a heart shaped updo with a braid on top but Bean undid it the second it was done and destroyed the crystal slippers she was supposed to wear in favor of her boots. She also refused to wear Zøg's crown since it was too big for her head.

After rescuing Mora and taking her home, she made Bean a necklace that has what appears to be small shells, teal beads and a star fish as a pendant to thank her Bean saving her. After Bean got it back after losing it, she wore it albeit hidden under her tunic.

When she wore her prophecy attire in the Part 4 finale, it consisted of a grey dress with a small cape with red underneath and sleeves with golden cuffs.

Personality

Not a traditional princess, Bean is quite the opposite, actively rebelling against her father, Zøg, who has driven her to drink. She is frustrated by the limited life choices available to her as a princess who is second in line to the throne. She resents the stereotypical role of a trophy queen, which is to have heirs and forge alliances in a loveless union, and refuses to marry the eligible princes presented to her (Guysbert and Merkimer), which would force her to inhabit this role. That said, at the beginning of the series she does act like an ungrateful brat who complains about how terrible her life is when she can course all she likes. Over time, Bean changes and becomes more mature and responsible, and by the end of Part 3 takes her role as a princess seriously.

Once she is crowned Queen, Bean is eager to do a good job at it as shown when she worried about her kingdom's economy rather than the luxuries of being Queen and went to great lenghts to protect her kingdom and Elfo when the Ogres' invade Dreamland to kidnap him.

Abilities

Bean shows a decent amount of fighting skills with various weapons and hand-to-hand combat. Her fighting skill are self-taught through various brawls at the taverns and throughout her misadventures. She seems to be physically strong since she was able to headbutt Pendergast without getting hurt, and able to wield a mallet to free P.T. McGee’s imprisoned circus displays after “hanging off a blimp for a while”.

Due to her Maruvian heritage, Bean possesses magic like Dagmar, as shown in Part 3 when she accidentally shoots out a dark lighting bolt that is strong enough to shut down the powerlines of Steamland.

When Bean confronted Bad Bean, the latter explained to her that she had to appeal to her anger and get upset to appeal to her power. This is the first time she intentionally uses it's power, but we can think that she could then use it in the same way by being awake because it was also in this way that she had activated its power in Steamland.

Relationships

Prior to being magically paired with Luci and finding the companionship of Elfo, Bean had no friends — not even bridesmaids for her wedding. Her companions were her drinking buddies from the pubs she frequented. As such, most of her relationships are familial. The trio of Bean, Elfo and Luci are the main focus of the misadventures in the show.

Family

Queen Dagmar

Dagmar is Bean's biological mother. She supposedly died 15 years ago but she was in fact turned to stone by a magic potion. Bean idolized her mother all her life, claiming that Dagmar was everything Bean wanted to be, and after Dagmar was revived, she quickly bonded with her mother over their mutual interests such as drinking.

However, things took a turn for the worse when Dagmar brought Bean back to Maru and showed her her true nature. Dagmar insulted Bean and attempted to force her to fullfil a prophecy by screwing a crown onto her head that would potentially leave Bean with permanent brain damage.

When Bean was a toddler, Dagmar took good care of her and did maternal things like naming Bean after her grandmother, nursing Bean herself, treating her with gentleness, telling Bean that she "will be the greatest woman [Maru] has ever seen" as she drifted off to sleep, and even had a portrait painted of Bean that depicted her as the new queen of Maru before she even told Bean about the prophecy. This implies that Dagmar strongly believes that Bean will be successful in bearing the crown and becoming a great dark queen.

After Bean is sentenced to burn to death at the stake with Elfo and Luci, Dagmar saves her daughter and her friends, and asks in a teasing manner for a hug, although she may have saved them in order to capture Bean and force her to fulfill the prophecy rather than out of love for her child. When Bean figures out Dagmar is once again up to no good she tries to leave but Dagmar had her and her friends locked up and they insult each other as Dagmar leaves. When Bean hatches a plan to escape by dressing up like Dagmar so that the Trøgs won't stop her, Dagmar stops her. Bean tries to convince the Trøgs that she is the actual Queen Dagmar by saying to Dagmar, "If I wasn't the real Dagmar I wouldn't say this, I never loved you”, which leaves Dagmar speechless. This could imply that Dagmar may love, or used to love, her daughter. Unfortunately, she is far more focused on fulfilling the prophecy than fulfilling her role as Bean’s mother.

Zøg

Zøg is Bean's father and King of Dreamland. Bean has a difficult relationship with him as he is scared of female emotions. He hates how Bean is always getting into trouble and how she refuses to behave like a proper princess. Meanwhile, Bean has little respect for him due to his selfish nature, but she still loves him and wants to make him proud. Despite their strained relationship, Zøg is very protective of Bean and doesn't like it when men flirt or look at her in an inappropriate way, such as having a man beheaded when he looked at Bean's bare chest and stopping Pendergast from flirting with Bean.

When Zøg sees Bean leave with her mother for Maru, Zøg is furious at Bean's supposed betrayal and attempts to kill her when she returns, but Bean maintains her innocence and manages to talk him out of it. Their relationship was repaired and even improved slightly after that.

After Bean accidentally shoots her own father with a pistol while struggling with Pendergast on who should keep the gun, she used her knowledge of medicine that she learned in Steamland to save him by taking the bullet out of his body before the wound became infected. After being scathingly told by the Arch-Druidess that his daughter was dead (unaware that she survived), Zøg was heartbroken at his loss and even asked Pendergast to behead him since he felt he had nothing to live for.

Derek

Derek is Bean's half-brother and heir to the throne of Dreamland. Bean finds Derek irritating and dislikes being with him. She bears a lot of resentment and jealousy towards Derek for being born and becoming the heir to the throne, and therefore being able to do the things she wanted to do as a child. Bean herself admitted that she knows it isn't his fault but still wishes he would die. However, she does show that she cares for him as she saved his life more than once but when Derek tries to reconnect, it's still shown that Bean is not interested. She still admits to hating him, but cheerfully says she both loves and hates him. Their strained relationship (along with Zøg’s neglecting him) makes Derek vulnerable to Odval's manipulation. However, it is shown that Derek still loves Bean and doesn't want any real harm to come to her.

Sometime after he "kills" his sister, Derek harbours regret on doing so and when he starts to make his own decisions as king, he demands that his subjects build a statue of Bean (and name a sandwich at a deli after Elfo and Luci). When Bean re-emerges alive, Derek is overjoyed and hugs his sister, who warns him not to mess with her. In the end, Derek decides to run away with his mother since he finds both Bean and their father emotionally draining.

Jasper

Jasper is Bean's youngest paternal half-brother who was born conceived during Ursula and Zog's one night stand. Upon being introduced to Jasper, Bean greeted him with a hug and introduced herself and told him a list of names he could call her but when Jasper asked if Bean was a giant squirrel (because of her buck teeth) Bean asked Zog to take him away "before [Bean starts] to hate him". Nothing more of their relationship is known for now.

Emperor Cloyd and Becky the Enchantress

Cloyd and Becky are Bean's maternal uncle and aunt. When Bean and Dagmar first arrived in Maru, Cloyd and Becky were civil towards their niece, such as giving her a blanket when she was cold and assigning something to shush her to sleep when Bean had to sleep on a couch due to Dagmar's snoring. However, it is later revealed that they were simply trying to gain her trust in order to have her fulfill a prophecy and they, like Dagmar, didn't seem worried about the fact that screwing a crown on Bean's head may leave her with brain damage. When Cloyd, Becky and Dagmar were searching for Bean, they brought knives with them to attack her, further implying that they don't care about their niece at all.

Jerry

Jerry was Bean's maternal uncle. Out of all of her maternal relatives, Jerry was the only one who had genuine interest and affection for Bean and was always nice to her. When Bean felt lonely due to having no friends in Maru and her family not giving her any attention, Jerry was the only one who kept her company, and even taught her about the history of their family and their family curse. At first, Bean was not fond of the idea of calling Jerry her friend even though he cared about his niece from the very start, possibly because he didn't show any sympthoms of possessing the family curse — most likely due to the brain damage incurred after his siblings screwed the crown meant for Bean on his head — and didn't see her as a tool and so Bean soon to care about him as well. Jerry eventually helped Bean escape their abusive relatives before they could screw the crown in her head and give her brain damage, or worse. Bean wanted to take Jerry with her but he ended up being killed by Dagmar, much to Bean's horror. He died pleased after hearing Bean call him a friend, and later appears in Heaven.

After Luci taked God into sending Jerry back to Heaven (so that Luci could also come back by hanging onto Jerry as he fell back to Earth). Both of them went to rescue Bean in Hell and returned to Dreamland, were Jerry started a new life with Bean at the castle and was sent to attend school to get an education.


Friends/Allies

Luci

Luci is Bean's personal demon (or dæmon). Taking the form of a shadowy being who is often mistaken for a talking cat, he is a curse cast on Bean by the mysterious Maruvian couple, Emperor Cloyd and the Enchantress (Bean is as yet unaware of their existence and role in her life). Luci often talks Bean into doing bad things like stealing, drinking or taking drugs but he cares about her as he showed concern for Bean when she was mourning Elfo's death and attempted to help Bean escape Dagmar at the end of Part 3, but was killed in doing so.

Elfo

Elfo is one of Bean’s closest friends (along with Luci). He is very loyal to Bean and would do anything for her. Elfo met Bean when he left Elfwood in search of an adventure and they were inseparable until his death. Elfo has a crush on Bean, but it is not reciprocated — even though Bean cares for him deeply and was heartbroken when he died. When Luci told her that there was still hope for Elfo to come back, she literally went to Hell and back to get her friend back. Elfo eventually forgave Bean for choosing to revive Dagmar over him and they became best friends once again.

Bunty

Bunty is Bean's nanny and Lady-in-Waiting. She raised Bean in place of her ostensibly deceased mother and seemingly uninterested stepmother. Bean seems to be fond of her, while Bunty is always there for Bean when she needs help. While Bean was growing up, Bunty did anything she could to make Bean happy, including letting Bean mount her like a horse so that Bean could race with his brother who, unlike her, was allowed to ride an actual horse. When Bean was falsely accused of trying to murder Zøg, Bunty was convinced of Bean's innocence and apparently persuaded her husband to help Bean escape. According to Stan, there is nobody in the world Bunty loves more than him and Bean.

After Bean was presumed dead, Bunty was seen carressing Bean's hairbrush with a sad look on her face before Elfo snatched it away as he was dragged back to the underground cave. Bunty was happy again when Bean returned and told her how much she had missed Bean when the latter found her in her bed along with some of Bunty's children, with Bunty's daughter, Bunty Jr. revealing that she was conceived in Bean's bed, this could imply that Bunty (and Stan) sometimes took advantage of Bean's outings to use her stuff or at least her bed even before she was "killed".

The day Bean became Queen of Dreamland, Bunty expressed joy at the fact that she got to live to braid a Queen's hair and revealed that she always thought that Bean could be "dead on a ditch by now", leading to an irritated Bean asking why did Bunty say she was going to die everytime she braided Bean's hair before undoing her updo the second Bunty was done with it. During the Ogre invasion on the castle, Bunty offered to sacrifice some of her own children to help Bean stop the invasion, which Bean found "sweet" but rejected the offer.

Oona

Oona is the mother of Bean's half-brother Derek and was her stepmother until Oona and Zøg divorced. The two had very little one-on-one interaction in the time Oona lived in the castle, although Oona claims that she tried to love Bean but her stepdaughter pushed her away, unwilling to accept Oona as her family. Oona also tried to give Bean the talk when Bean was going to be married off to Prince Guysbert, and smiled when she and Zøg found out Bean was returning to Dreamland after going away on a mission, but Bean never showed any interest in her stepmother.

Their relationship took a turn for the worse when Dagmar was revived and Oona vows to get revenge on both Zøg and Bean for ignoring disrespecting her. However, Oona only said that out of anger since she later forgave Bean for everything (except for stealing her drugs) after her stepdaughter apologizes. When Oona leaves with the pirates, she offers Bean to come with her but Bean politely declines and the two part on good terms. When Zøg descends into madness, she stays on land for a few weeks to take care of her ex-husband while Bean chases the Arch-Druidess to Steamland. Oona bonds with Bean during this period, sharing snakeroot with her to allow Bean to come to terms with her traumas and by the time they come down from their high, Oona has Bean sit down in her vanity mirror while the first grooms her hair in several hairstyles in a way a mother could with her daughter and they team up with her to thwart a seemingly murderous plot against Zøg. She also kisses Bean goodbye when she leaves to return to sea.

Romantic Relationships

Mora

Bean and Mora meet in the episode "Last Splash", where Bean frees Mora from the freak show to allow her to return home. Later as Bean and Elfo are escaping Steamland on a boat, Bean pulls Mora aboard to give her a ride to Mermaid Island as they go to Dreamland. On the boat ride as Elfo drives, Bean and Mora spend time together on the deck. They discuss their lives, romance and previous relationships (or lack thereof), and later in the evening they discuss Mermaid history, science and beliefs. They fall asleep next to one another, and when Bean wakes in the morning Mora is gone. Elfo crashes the ship on a beach, and Bean falls and hits her head on a rock. When she wakes up, Mora is in the water and invites her to swim. Mora then leads Bean underwater to Mermaid Island. They meet up with the Mermaids in the island and attend Mora's welcome back party together. In the evening they go to a private beach, where Mora gifts Bean a necklace, sings her a song, and they kiss.

Bean wakes up again in the morning, but on the beach where she originally hit her head. She is unsure if what occured with Mora was real or a dream. The gifted necklace washes ashore as Bean and Elfo leave, confirming that it was real even though Bean is unaware. Upon her return to Dreamland, Bean is heartbroken, stating that what occured was "the greatest thing that ever maybe didn't happen to me". and that she is "stuck with this sad, empty feeling of heartbreak without ever getting the fun relationship part". Oona helps her to come to terms with the heartbreak.

When Bean is trapped inside a sinking ship and on the brink of drowning, More arrived just in time to rescue her and brings her back to what is presumably the same beach were they last saw each other. Mora gives the unconcious Bean the necklace that Mora had gifted her back, wrapping it around her neck, and kisses her before she is forced to leave once Bean's family arrives on Oona's ship so once again she bids Bean farewell and leaves shortly before Bean wakes up and discovers that she is wearing the necklace she thought was part of her dream and falls back in the sand with a smile on her face.

Upon returning home, Bean is reluctant to discuss anything related to the necklace that "mysteriously appeared on her neck" and keeps it hidden under her tunic. After realizing that Mora wasn't just a dream, Bean encouraged her father to find his former flame Ursula so that at least he can find somebody who loves him. As he leaves, Bean clutches her necklace sadly.

During a fight with Dagmar, Bean is knocked unconcious once again and Dagmar throws her over the balcony and into the sea in order to kill her but unknown to everybody, Mora shows up once again to rescue the now awake Bean and the two kiss passionately.

Other

The People of Dreamland

Bean always got along with the citizens of Dreamland and was considered to be quite popular despite all the trouble she caused in the kingdom until she was declared witch as part of Odval's plan to get rid of her but everyone was happy once she, along with Elfo and Luci, returned after being captured by Dagmar.

After having her heart broken and thanks to Oona's help, Bean realized that she had to be a friend to Dreamland, which is exactly what she tried to do once she was crowned Queen and immediately went on to address her subjects instead of just the high class people and told the townsfolk that she was their friend, which pleased most of them, except for some people who refused to trust her because Bean is not a man.

Prince Guysbert

Prince Guysbert of Bentwood was Bean's groom in her first arranged marriage. Bean didn't want to marry him and didn't care about him but Guysbert seemed to like her since he didn't seem to have a problem with marrying her, although the marriage was called off after Guysbert accidentaly stabbed his own head against a throne made of swords. They eventually met again when Zøg had him try to Elixir of Life to see if he could be saved in order to revive Dagmar. Guysbert was happy to see Bean again and professed his love for her, although Bean brushed him off and wasn't bothered at all when he finally died.

Prince Merkimer

Prince Merkimer of Bentwood was Bean's groom in her second arranged marriage after Guysbert was injured. Unlike his older brother, Merkimer wasn't nice at all. He is ridiculously narcissistic, is a chauvinist — outwardly proclaiming that he does not listen to women (including Bean) — cheated on his bride-to-be and invited several women to sleep with him on his wedding night. When he turned into a pig through magic, he became unable to marry Bean.

After becoming a pig, Merkimer became nicer as time passed, and he and Bean were mostly civil towards each other. While later on he does steal Bean's play and takes credit for it, he claims he did it (and reedited it to focus on Zog) because it's the only way Bean could have it performed in the misogynistic kingdom, and he does give her the money it made even if that wasn't what she really wanted. Additionally, when he realizes his testimony about being "smitten" with Bean is just going to be used against her by the Kangaroo Court at her trial, he tries defending her by pointing out that his current state was because of his own actions, and nothing that Bean did to him. In Hey, Pig Spender, he takes offense to Bean guilt tripping him to obtain weapons and financial support from his kingdom, Bentwood, and not caring about his situation or feelings a use as a tool. Thus, he considered it her just desserts when the pig who occupies his human body sentenced Bean, Elfo and Luci to torture. However, Merkimer felt remorseful and eventually freed the trio and escaped with them back to Dreamland after hearing Bean still regarding him as a friend despite the act of doing so, condemning himself to a lifetime of exile in a pig's body and never ruling Bentwood as king.

Pendergast

Pendergast was one of Zøg's knights. At one point he banned her from joining on a trip on the sea, calling her a "delicate flower" until Beann nearly knocked him out by headbutting him and he complied. He seemed to have an interest in courting Bean, or at least he was attracted to her as he sometimes flirted with her, once agreeing to go on a double date with Bean (to support Elfo, who told Bean he was dating a giantess), leading him to believe that they were courting until Bean made it clear that that wasn't the case. However, he still followed Zøg's orders of locking up Bean when she talked back to Zøg, regardless of Bean's feelings and his feelings towards her.

In "The Electric Princess", Pendergast called Bean out for releasing Skybert and tried to confiscate a revolver that Bean had brought with her from Steamland despite her protests, resulting in the revolver going off during the struggle and accidentally shooting Zøg. Pendergast let Bean get blamed for everything and was complicit in locking her in her room as per Odval’s orders.

Pendergast was killed by the pistol and later beheaded by the Arch-Druidess in Subterranean Homesick Blues, presumably after she discovers his involvement in helping Zøg to escape the castle that is now run by the people who are trying to kill him. Seeing Pendergast’s decapitated head on a stick while being locked in a coffin is a harrowing experience for Zøg, who descends into madness soon after. Bean discovers his body after Zøg obsessively mistakes everyone for him, and searches to uncover his murderer although it is unknown how she feels about his death.

Appearances

Season 1

  1. "A Princess, an Elf, and a Demon Walk Into a Bar"
  2. "For Whom the Pig Oinks"
  3. "The Princess of Darkness"
  4. "Castle Party Massacre"
  5. "Faster, Princess! Kill! Kill!"
  6. "Swamp and Circumstance"
  7. "Love's Tender Rampage"
  8. "The Limits of Immortality"
  9. "To Thine Own Elf Be True"
  10. "Dreamland Falls"
  11. "The Disenchantress"
  12. "Stairway to Hell"
  13. "The Very Thing"
  14. "The Lonely Heart is a Hunter"
  15. "Our Bodies, Our Elves"
  16. "The Dreamland Job"
  17. "Love's Slimy Embrace"
  18. "In Her Own Write"
  19. "The Electric Princess"
  20. "Tiabeanie Falls"

Season 2

  1. "Subterranean Homesick Blues"
  2. "You're the Bean"
  3. "Beanie Get Your Gun"
  4. "Steamland Confidential"
  5. "Freak Out!"
  6. "Last Splash"
  7. "Bad Moon Rising"
  8. "Hey, Pig Spender"
  9. "The Madness of King Zøg"
  10. "Bean Falls Down"
  11. "Love is Hell"
  12. "The Good, the Bad and the Bum-Bum"
  13. "The Cabinet of Dr. Chazzzz"
  14. "Goon Baby Goon"
  15. The Pitter-Patter of Little Feet
  16. What to Expect When You're Expecting Parasites
  17. The Unbearable Lightning of Bean
  18. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
  19. The Goo-Bye Girl
  20. Bean Falls Apart

Development

Bean is the central protagonist of the series. Matt Groening designed her to look unlike any cartoon princess you've ever seen before. He has further stated she is unconventionally beautiful, but I think audiences will fall in love with her. The character came about after a decade of Groening researching old classic fairy tales, where it was the women and children who were strong characters while the men were weak willed. Bean is designed to represent the genre's original paradigm.

Abbi Jacobson improvised a number of Bean's lines.[3]

Cultural References

  • Game of Thrones (2011-2019): Bean's platinum-blonde hair is likely a reference to the white hair of Daenerys I Targaryen. Furthermore, Dagmar family back in Maru has a curse of madness in which also can be based on the Targaryen Madness in the bloodline of the House Targaryen.
    • Judging by this article, Matt Groening didn't want more than one reference to G.O.T, so this is probably an exception.[4]
  • Cinderella (1950): Bean's wedding dress greatly resembles Cinderella's ballgown in the Walt Disney film of the same name.
  • Johan and Peewit (1952): Bean's clothes are very similar to Sir Johan's clothes, a character created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo.
  • The Shape of Water (2017): Bean’s kiss with Mora replicated the iconic underwater kiss between Elisa and the amphibian man.

Trivia

  • Her full name is Princess (later Queen) Tiabeanie Mariabeanie De La Rochambeaux Grunkwitz. However, she mispronounced her last name as Drunkowitz while heavily drunk on schnapps in Swamp and Circumstance.
  • According to Luci, Bean has blue eyes.
  • In the first episode, Bean said that if she got three wishes, she would wish to be in charge of her own destiny (which happened to her delight), to have her mother back (which happened but she now regrets) and to find a boyfriend who is a great listener.
  • Bean stated that she was raised by Bunty and drunkards in the tavern, who taught her the art of stabbing.
  • Bean fears she might succumb to the curse of madness and paranoia that is hereditary from her maternal family.
  • Like her mother, her favorite food is beer and she loves the smell of wet grass.
  • Bean likes to party, and consumes the recreational drugs snakeroot, bread mold and a hallucinogen called Bliss.
    • Given this reference to hallucinogens, the bread mold reference is likely to be connected with ergotised rye. Albert Hoffman synthesised LSD from this fungus.
  • Her name Tiabeanie sounds similarly to the narcotic called thebaine.
  • Dagmar gave Bean her great-grandmother Mariabeanie's name as her middle name. It's also possible that Bean was named Tiabeanie so that her name would rhyme with the name Mariabeanie as well. This could imply that Dagmar feels some love for both her grandmother and her daughter, or she measures Bean to have the same greatness as her grandmother did.
  • It is implied that Bean could have a hatred towards pigs because she called them dumb.
  • Bean was confirmed as bisexual in a tweet from Netflix, which was also liked by the Disenchantment twitter account.[5]
  • According to Bean, Bunty usually talks about Bean dying everytime she braids Bean's hair.
    • Bean also dislikes braids as she claims that they "hurt her brain", despite this she has had her hair braided by Bunty and Oona, the first most likely did this for formal events and the second most likely because Bean was too high to pay attention.

Quotes

Bean: All this wedding hassle for a stupid political alliance! I thought that I'd get married for true love, or because I was wasted..." - S01E01
Bean: Somehow, we've ended in this stupid world together. (...) See you in Hell, boys! - S02E10
Bean: This crown can suck it! - S03E10

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References

  1. Season 1, episode 12: Stairway to Hell
  2. "Bean's full name is Princess Tiabeanie Mariabeanie de la Rochambeau Drunkwitz, not Drunkowitz - she just called herself that while drunk. Grunkwitz is Zøg's family name from the House of Grunkwitz (like House of Windsor or House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg)" - Twitter post of Josh Weinstein's verified account
  3. 3.0 3.1 Burke, Justin. Back to the Drawing Board. The Weekend Australian Review August 11-12. 2018. Pages 8-9. Print
  4. Matt Groening on why he didn't want to reference GOT mashable.com
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