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Not that much. Actually, pretending to care about your feelings was exhausting. And I no longer have to call you darling.

Dagmar is the Maruvian-born former queen of Dreamland, ex-wife of King Zøg, mother of Queen Bean, and the main antagonist of Disenchantment.

Appearance

Queen Dagmar is a woman with voluminous, waist-length white hair and almond shaped eyes. She wears an elegant royal blue dress with a turquoise sleeveless top and a revealing crimson corset. She wears a choker necklace with a large gemstone.

After going back to Maru, Dagmar usually wears an off-the-shoulder dress, with cleavage that is shaped like the symbol of Maru, and a crown. She seems to insist on dressing in quite revealing clothes, especially after leaving Dreamland.

History

Early Childhood

In The Disenchantress, it is shown that Dagmar was born into the royal family of Maru as the firstborn child and eldest daughter. She has a younger sister, Becky, and two younger brothers, Cloyd and Jerry. At the age of nineteen, she murdered both her parents for unknown reasons. In fact, she lied to Bean that they died in a double murder and suicide. Maru had an unknown prophecy involving an unborn child, who was going to be brought to this world from two royal families (One side of the Maru royal family, and the other side of the Dreamland royal family), and later grow up to be sacrificed in a ritual to pay off the debts to Hell that Maru owed, due to prior bargaining with the Underworld. The prophecy involved a crown that is screwed onto one's head. At one point Dagmar, Cloyd and Becky tried to screw the crown on Jerry's head but it didn't work and left Jerry with permanent brain damage so Dagmar was sent on a mission to Dreamland to get married into the other royal family and give birth to a Princess so that the prophecy could be fulfilled.

Life with Zøg

According to her ex-husband, Dagmar was the daughter of a noble from a faraway land. However, her servants from her homeland refer to her as their queen so it's possible she misled Zøg about her origin. She first met Zøg at a tournament where he instantly fell in love with her. The two soon married and had a happy life

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together, and their lives became even happier when Dagmar gave birth to their first and only daughter, Princess Tiabeanie Mariabeanie, named after Dagmar's grandmother and nicknamed Bean by her family and friends. As a mother, Dagmar took good care of Bean and carried out actions like nursing Bean herself and whispering to her daughter that she will be the greatest woman Maru has ever seen before she drifted off to sleep every night.

Four years later, Dagmar was playing with Bean when Odval brought in a tray of wine and grapes. When Bean and Zøg were not looking, Dagmar slipped poison into Zøg's goblet but as she got up to suggest making a toast, Bean rotated the tray so as to reach a grape, switching goblets in the process. This caused Dagmar to drink the poisoned wine intended for Zøg and as a result, she was turned to stone. Zøg shielded Bean from the sight, causing Bean to think that her mother died naturally, rather than being petrified. Zøg had Dagmar placed inside the Church and lied to Bean that the statue that was really his wife was her memorial. Grief-stricken by the loss of his wife, Zøg vowed to create the elixir of life, believing it could revive Dagmar, completely unaware that she had tried to turn him to stone.

Statue

Dagmar spent the next 15 years as a statue, during which time Zøg remarried and his new wife, Queen Oona of Dankmire, gave him a son and heir to the throne of Dreamland, Derek. Without her mother around, Bean was primarily raised by her nursemaid Bunty and a group of drunks at local taverns. Lacking her mother's guidance, Bean grew into a rebellious teenager with a drinking problem which she attributes to her father.

After befriending an elf called Elfo, and a demon called Luci on her wedding day, Bean and gang went on a series of comedic misadventures. Since Elf blood was the key ingredient needed to create the Elixir of Life, Zøg saw Elfo as his chance to revive Dagmar. Elfo was kept around as a test subject for the Elixir but after repeated failures to create it, it was discovered that Elfo was not a pure-blood elf (His father being an elf but his mother's species remains unknown). Elfo was exiled, so Bean and Luci traveled to Elfwood where Elfo learned that he was only half-elf. Zøg's army had followed the trio to steal elf blood, which resulted in a battle. Though the trio helped the Elves defend their home, Elfo was shot by an arrow and died in Bean's arms.

Statue

Heartbroken and furious at her father for murdering her friend and selfishly seeking the Elixir, Bean disowned Zøg only to learn that Zøg was not trying to create the Elixir of Life to become immortal but to revive Dagmar. Zøg revealed that her mother's memorial was really Dagmar turned to stone. After being told the story of how this occurred, Bean was distraught by the thought that she was responsible for turning her mother to stone and created the Elixir using the Eternity Pendant (Which she had been obtained previously) and after grappling with the dilemma of who to revive - Elfo or Dagmar - Bean chose to revive her mother.

Revival and Betrayal

Upon her revival, Dagmar was elated to see her daughter fully grown while all of Dreamland was shocked to see their former queen alive. Zøg was overjoyed, but Dagmar's return created conflict with Oona: the queens even got into a fistfight at Elfo's funeral which resulted in Elfo's body being cast into the ocean. With all the Kingdom outraged at Oona, she vanished in the evening, while one by one the people of Dreamland began mysteriously turning to stone. Bean, Zøg, and Luci immediately suspected that Oona was the culprit but in truth, Dagmar had been turning people to stone using the same potion that she had tried to use on Zøg. Dagmar spent more time with Bean allowing mother and daughter to bond, however it was all manipulation to get Bean to trust Dagmar.

The evening of the betrayal, when Bean asked a crystal ball where Oona was, magic shot from her fingers. Dagmar brought Bean to a secret room hidden in a tower where she revealed to her daughter that this was the start of a great change. Shortly after this, Luci showed Zøg what the crystal ball had recorded on that fateful night 15 years ago: Dagmar had poisoned the wine meant to turn him to stone. Horrified and angered by his wife's treachery, and after Luci showed Zøg the secret room, he confronted Dagmar. Dagmar told Zøg that this was beyond anything he could imagine: a dark battle of 100 centuries (10,000 years) and Bean's destiny. With that she kicked Zøg down the stairs and unleashed her potion on all of Dreamland, turning all but a few souls to stone. Those who survived were Zøg, Vip, Vap, Derek (Who had been sealed in the tallest tower for his safety) and Luci (Who was apprehended by an Dagmar) as well as Dagmar and Bean who leaped into the sea and were brought aboard a ship filled with goblins, orcs and other monsters who called Dagmar their queen and set sail for her homeland.

Fulfilling The Prophecy

Maru needed to fulfill a prophecy to hell and it turned out that Dagmar needed Bean to fulfill this prophecy by screwing a crown to her head and making her wear a specific dress to pay off the debt Maru owes to Hell.

Dagmar holding the crown

However, Jerry goes in Bean's place while she goes to search for Luci, once Dagmar, Cloyd, and Becky realize that they don't have Bean they search for her and almost catch her. After Bean manages to escape the room, she accidentally throws a candle into a room that's covered in a pool of flammable liquid where Dagmar is standing. The whole room explodes knocking Bean backward.

"Saving" Bean

Dagmar greeting Bean, Elfo and Luci

After Bean, Luci and Elfo are being burned at the stake due to Odval's conspiracy to control Derek as a puppet king, Dagmar created an escape hole under the stake causing Bean, Luci, and Elfo to fall into the hole underground, saving their life. Bean was shocked that her mother was still alive while Dagmar mockingly says What? No hug?.

Bean then tries to escape her but it's pointless as the tunnels are a maze and is forced to stay along with Elfo and Luci. During her daughter's stay in Trøgtown, Dagmar tries to manipulate Bean and "repair" their relationship but Bean sees through her lies and exposes her to the Trøgs but she escapes her daughter once again. She then appears in a dream of Bean and tells her that she will be alone with her to take care of her.

Marriage in Hell

Dagmar becoming Queen of Hell

At the end of Part 3, Dagmar returns and takes Bean to a cathedral in Hell to marry Satan to pay off the debt to Hell but her daughter tries to get out of the marriage but she forces her anyway. At the altar, Dagmar takes Bean's hand and uses the dagger to cut her hand as the marriage contract must be signed with the bloody handprint of both the King of Hell and the Queen of Dreamland. At the last moment however, Bean pulls her hand away and Dagmar cuts her hand with the latter forcing her hand on the contract thus marrying her off to Satan instead

She is later called by Bad Bean to come to Dreamland but does not notice that the latter was killed by the real Bean. Dagmar then arrives with Satan and is happy for Bean but then notices that her daughter flattened the screws on the crown and chases her until Bean ends up getting knocked out by the parapet of the castle and later usurps the throne.

Abilities

So far, little is known about Dagmar's ability but she is known to possess magic. Her magical ability so far is the power to imprint her face in a flame when she created the trap hole to save Bean, Elfo, and Luci. She can also heal wounds, or at least erase scratch marks, like she does with Bean. She is also seen to survive the flames Bean unleashed in the basement of Maru's Palace. She also has a great knowledge of magic allowing her to brew a potion of petrification and fortify it to turn an entire kingdom to stone. When she settled down with the Trøgs under the town of Dreamland, she began to wear a plain-looking crown which actually turns out to be magical, or at least which serves to channel her powers because when Bean agrees to put the crown back on her mother's head, the latter loosens the ties that bound her and uses her powers to teleport elsewhere. She possesses decent hand-to-hand combat but her skill is lesser than Bean and arguably Oona.

Relationships

Family

Queen Bean

Before Dagmar's betrayal, Bean always looked up to her mother and stated that Dagmar was everything she wanted to be even though she didn't properly met her until she was nineteen and was too young to remember Dagmar when she was turned into stone. Dagmar doesn't seem to love or care about her daughter Bean at all, as she only birthed her to fullfil the prophecy and for her own interests. While Dagmar was abusive with Bean, Dagmar had a portrait of Bean that depicted her as the new queen of Maru painted before she even told Bean about the prophecy and when Bean was still an infant she did things like nursing Bean herself and would often tell her that she will be the greatest woman their kingdom had ever seen, possibly meaning that she truly believes Bean will succeed in breaking the curse.

Emperor Cloyd and Becky the Enchantress

They are Dagmar's younger siblings, who were left in charge of their kingdom in Dagmar's absence. Despite them doing as Dagmar says she seems to look down on them and seems to think they are useless.

Jerry

He is Dagmar's youngest brother. Despite this, Dagmar never really cared about him at all and went as far as to kill him for helping Bean escape with no remorse at all. Once Jerry was revived, he cut off all ties with his siblings and sided with his niece instead.

Mariabeanie

While Dagmar doesn't seem to care about anyone in her family, it is implied that she at least has some respect for her grandmother Mariabeanie since Dagmar named her daughter Tiabeanie Mariabeanie after Mariabeanie.

Love Interests

King Zøg (one sided)

Zog is Dagmar's ex-husband and the father of her only child, Bean. Zog loved her very much but Dagmar simply used him to conceive Bean and tried to turn him into stone in order to take Bean with her to Maru and fulfill the prophecy but the tables turned when the toddler Bean accidentally switched the glasses and Dagmar was the one turned into stone for fifteen years. When Zog found out about Dagmar's true nature he grew to hate her, burned her portraits and moved on as best as he could.

Satan

Satan is Dagmar's current husband who was originally intended to be her son-in-law in an arranged marriage with Bean until her daughter tricked her into marrying Satan instead. After this, Dagmar becomes demanding and impatient with Satan, who at one point tells Bean that he doesn't think he will last long with her mother.

Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 3

Cultural References

  • Dagmar of Bohemia (1188-1212): Queen Dagmar was a 13th century Danish queen.
  • Dagmar (1921-2001) (possible): Virginia Ruth Egnor was an American actress, model, and television personality. In the 1950s, the statuesque, busty blonde became one of the first major female stars of television.

Trivia

  • Dagmar's design is somewhat based on Carol Miller a.k.a "Mom" from Futurama.
  • Dagmar is the unexpected villain, which is revealed at the end of season one. However, she makes a point about the terms hero and villain being relative (In the same way as Big Jo does in S01E08) so her true agenda is yet to be fully revealed.
  • Like Bean, Dagmar likes the smell of wet grass and her favorite "food" is beer.
  • Dagmar snores.
  • Dagmar has innate magical powers that developed when she reached maturity. She appears to have passed these on to Bean.
  • As she is affiliated with the Maruvians, this suggests that she is more than a human.
    • This is known due to her possessing the same Infernal Amplifier potion which turns civilizations to stone as the Maruvians, who used the same potion against Cremorrah.
    • Also, her use of the word dark in a dark battle is a subtle callback to the Emperor and Enchantress who say they will need dark chairs to sit on while they wait for Luci to turn Bean to the darkness.
  • The fact that Dagmar has silver/white hair, which Bean inherits, reinforces the connection with Game of Thrones, and the House Targaryen, who too have silver/white hair as a family trait.
  • Dagmar is somewhat cannibalistic, as shown in Subterranean Homesick Blues, when she eats the Trøgs brains.

Quotes

Bean: That's never happened before - the thing with my fingers.
Dagmar: As you reach maturity you will notice many more changes.
Bean: Duh, I already know...
Dagmar: This isn't a sex talk.
Bean: Oh. What kind of talk is it?
Dagmar: There are some things you need to know about yourself, Bean

Dagmar: You alone are the key to the future of this kingdom [Dreamland]. All you need is my guidance.
Bean: Really?

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