I am a crazy lizard queen of No Land.
— Oona

Queen Oona is a character in Disenchantment. She is the second ex-wife of the King Zøg, the mother of the King Derek, and the stepmother of the Princess Tiabeanie. Oona is a Dankmirian, and a member of Dankmire's royal family.

After the fall of Dreamland, she divorced King Zøg and became a pirate, becoming the infamous Pirate Queen.

History

Oona was born into the royal family of Dankmire and was married off to King Zog in an arranged marriage so Dreamland could have a canal built sometime after King Zog's first wife, Queen Dagmar, was turned into stone.

Soon after the wedding, Oona gave birth to their first and only son, Derek, who became the heir to the throne of Dreamland. Oona's and Zog's marriage was not a happy one but they were still civil towards each other with Oona acting like the caring wife and proper lady she was expected to be. Despite this she wasn't anywhere near as popular as Zog's first wife, Queen Dagmar.

In addition to having a loveless marriage, Oona was also unable to bond with her stepdaughter, Bean. According to Oona, she tried to love her stepdaughter but Bean rejected her.

After Bean managed to bring Dagmar back to life everybody in the Kingdom was overjoyed except Oona, who was ignored and disrespected.

Appearance

Queen Oona is from Dankmire and shares in the pale green/blue skin complexion of her people. She also has a long, prehensile tongue which she uses to eat insects. She has long black hair and wears makeup on her face, including lipstick and eyeliner. Her expression is one of perpetual irritation. She wears a purple dress in her royal outfit.

Personality

Where is my simple girlhood dream of being a mighty amphibian warrior?
— Oona expresses her true feeling as a miserable queen.

From the outside, Oona seems to behave like a typical queen: obedient and fulfilling the role of a baby-maker to procure an heir to the throne of Dreamland. However, deep inside much like her stepdaughter, she hates and despises her role as the queen in a kingdom where women are second-rate as well as being in a forceful political marriage.

As a little girl, Oona dreams of becoming a mighty amphibian warrior showing that she is highly adventurous and free-spirited. Her dream is so strong that she willing to fulfill it when she has a chance as shown when she divorces Zog and lives her life as a pirate queen.

Relationships

King Zøg

Oona is Zøg's second ex-wife; the pair married sometime after Dagmar's "death." Their relationship was general civil but unloving. Things eventually took a turn for the worse when Dagmar is resurrected as it is clear that everyone, including Zøg, prefers her to Oona to the point where Zog considered killing Oona to get rid of her.

During her conversation with her pirate crew, she revealed that her marriage with Zog was forceful and she described him as a fat sack, showing the seed of unhappy marriage from the very beginning. Furthermore, her hidden rebellious attitude in desiring to be a warrior making her life as a queen miserable.

When Oona managed to return to Dreamland, Zog attempted to reconcile with her (most likely out of fear of being alone) but she rejected him and they divorced.

Prince Derek

Oona is Derek's mother. Their relationship so far has not been explored in detail but she appears to love him despite her leaving him behind to pursue her dream as a warrior, in this case is pirate life, although it's possible she left him in Dreamland since he is the heir to the throne. Additionally, Oona promised she could write to Derek, visit him and bring him gifts.

Princess Bean

Oona is Bean's stepmother. Oona has made efforts to grow closer to her stepdaughter, such as trying to give Bean "the Talk" prior to her arranged marriage. For her part, Bean seems at time indifferent to her stepmother, at others bitter at Oona's and Derek's positions within her family.

It is later turned out that she is very much like Bean as she wishes to be a strong and independent woman in a world ruled by men and gender inequality as she dreams of becoming a mighty amphibious warrior woman. Before Oona left Dreamland she offered Bean to come with her although Bean politely declined and the two parted on good terms.

Appearances

Season 1

Part 1

Part 2

Trivia

  • Oona has shown the behavior reminiscent of other animals. For instance, she can traverse walls in a slithery manner. She also sleeps upside-down from the rafters like a bat.
  • Oona is a user of a drug called snakeroot.
  • Oona's accent makes her pronounce v like w and vice versa. The sound th is pronounced like z and she also rolls her r.
  • Oona is an inversion of the wicked stepmother trope. The expectation is that she is the villain, but she turns out not to be that bad, not to mention that Bean and herself are very much in common in their mutual disgust of social expectation of women in Dreamland's society.
  • Oona is the only one in the kingdom to graduate from Kindergarten
  • Oona has difficulties having sex with Zøg due to the tentacles, but she may be referring to testicles.
  • Oona is the first royal to turn to piracy.
  • Oona shares her name with The Queen of the Faeries and wife of Fionn mac Cumhaill of Irish folklore who was named Oona. "Oona" is an Anglicisation of the Irish feminine name (Una), popular also in Finland. (Alternate spelling Oonagh).

Quotes

King Zøg: Not like my reptilicus.

Oona's little helper


Queen Oona: Hmph! He thinks I'm reptile?!

[Slithers up a wall]


Queen Oona: [sighs] I need some snakeroot to sooth my nerves... [eats some snakeroot] BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!

Queen Oona: I don't see problem. Your Daughter feels useless because she is useless.

Queen Oona: You think I only came here to show I am better than you, of course I do.

Queen Oona: For years know one listen to me even though I am the only one in whole kingdom to graduate kindergarten.

Queen Oona: Backward kingdom full of morons, They all imprison me.

Queen Oona: Arranged marriage, Selfish and fat-ass husband.

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