- “They're such relative terms aren't they darling? Hero and villain.”
- — Dagmar
Queen Dagmar is a woman with voluminous, waist-length white hair and big round 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.
Early childhood and life prior to Zøg and Dreamland
In "The Disenchantress", it is shown Dagmar was born into the royal family of Maru as the firstborn child and eldest daughter, along with her younger sister, Becky, and her two younger brothers, Cloyd and Jerry. At the age of 19, she murdered both her parents for unknown reasons, presumably with her siblings Becky and Cloyd. In fact, she actually lied to her daughter about that they died in double murder and suicide. Maru had an unknown prophecy involving an unborn Princess, who was about to get 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 of Hell that Maru was having owed, due to prior bargaining with the Underworld. Dagmar was sent on a mission to Dreamland to get married into the other royal family and give birth to the Princess so that the prophecy could be fulfilled, just like what Dagmar in secretly had wanted, but failed her mission when she turned into a stone.
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
together, and their lives became even happier when Dagmar gave birth to their first and only daughter, Princess Tiabeanie Mariabeabie, named after Dagmar's grandmother and nicknamed "Bean" by her family and friends. Dagmar took good care of Bean and did things like nursing Bean herself and whispered 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.
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 a 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. 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 unknown entity) as well as Dagmar and Bean who leaped into the sea and were brought her 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.
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.
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 escaped 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.
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.
Dagmar doesn't seem to care about, or love her daughter Bean at all, as she only had her for the prophecy and for her selfishness and own interests. While Dagmar was abusive with Bean, it is implied that she may care about her daughter since 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 would often tell her that she will be the greatest woman their kingdom had ever seen, meaning that she truly believes Bean will succeed in breaking the curse and may care about Bean to an extent.
While Dagmar doesn't seem to care much about her siblings. However, it is implied that she at least has some respect for her grandmother Mariabeanie since 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.
- 1. "A Princess, an Elf, and a Demon Walk Into a Bar" (statue, no lines)
- 3. "The Princess of Darkness" (statue, no lines)
- 9. "To Thine Own Elf Be True"
- 10. "Dreamland Falls"
- 1. "The Disenchantress"
- 4. "The Lonely Heart Is a Hunter"
- 8. "In Her Own Write"
- 10. "Tiabeanie Falls"
- 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.
- Dagmar's design is somewhat based on Carol Miller aka Mom from Futurama.
- Dagmar is the second female villain in the show, after Gretel.
- 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.
- Dagmar was everything Bean wanted to be.
- 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.
- 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?