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I don't see problem. Your daughter feels useless because she is useless.

Queen Oona is a character in Disenchantment. She is the second ex-wife of the King Zøg, the mother of the Prince Derek, and the stepmother of the Queen Bean. Oona is a Salamander, and a member of Dankmire's royal family. She speaks with an eastern European accent. Despite being a step-mother, she acts more like a mother to Bean than Dagmar.

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. At some point she fell in love with King Yøg of Dreamland, but then he got killed and Zøg ascended the throne. After Zøg lost his first wife, Queen Dagmar, Oona was married off to Zøg in an arranged marriage to end the war between the two kingdoms. 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 were 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. She also discovered that Zøg only had the same flaws as Yøg but none of his virtues. 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.

Throughout the first part of Season 1, Oona is mainly a supporting character who is shown trying to make the best of her situation. In "Swamp And Circumstance", she and Zøg pay a visit to her home kingdom of Dankmire, which goes horribly wrong when Luci gets Bean drunk.

After Bean manages to bring Dagmar back to life with the Eternity Pendant, everybody in the Kingdom is overjoyed except Oona, who was ignored and disrespected. The two queens frequently clash since they are technically both Zøgs wife and thus on equal terms of power. Dagmar makes great use of Oona's displeasure to start plotting against Dreamland. With the same petrification potion that originally turned her to stone, she begins to petrify the people of Dreamland and pins the blame on Oona. Zøg believes her at first, until Luci used the Crystal ball to show him Dagmar's treacherous nature. After Dagmar succesfully petrifies all of Dreamland and takes Bean with her to Maru, Oona stows away on her ship and tries to warn Bean. However, she is caught in the act by Dagmar and thrown overboard legs chained to an anchor. This is only a minor nuisance for Oona, who can breathe underwater, and she easily frees herself.

After escaping, she is picked up by a pirate shp belonging to the pirate Leavo. Once on board, she quickly proves herself a capable pirate and gets the crew on her side. When she learns Leavo is an Elf, she has him set sail for Dreamland. She arrives shortly after Bean has also returned there. Bean, who by now knows about Dagmar's true intentions, finally warms up to Oona and Oona forgives her for all she did over the years. She is however done with Zøg, and after the people of Dreamland are restored to life with the Eternity Pendant, Oona and Zøg officially divorce. When Leavo decides to stay in Dreamland, Oona becomes the new captain of his ship and sets sail.

She returns to Dreamland in "Beanie Get Your Gun" to attend the wedding of Derek and Sagatha. While in Dreamland, she learns that Zøg is slowly going insane due to him having been burried alive by the Arch-Druidess. After the Arch-Druidess is revealed to be a spy from Steamland and flees the country with Bean in pursuit, Oona decides to stay in Dreamland for a while to look after Zøg. While in Dreamland, she bonds more with Bean and gives her some motherly advice. Ultimately, she is forced to return to sea to secure her position as a pirate, and against her orders, Derek follows her.

At some point after this, Oona tries to make Derek one of her famous banana breads in the ship's caboose after he keeps pestering her about it, but in the process sets fire to the ship and kills 40 members of her crew. The incident leaves her traumatized to the point she can't stand the word banana anymore. These events are never shown on screen, but only mentionedy by Derek in "Heads or Tails".

Oona briefly returns to Dreamland again in "The Pitter-Patter of Little Feet", just in time to rescue Bean, Zøg and Elfo when they are trapped in the underwater castle of the Sea Trøgs. After Oona leaves again, Derek stays behind in Dreamland.

In "Electric Ladyland", after Bean and Mora are on their way to Steamland but loose their motorcycle after falling into the ocean, they board Oona's ship, without realizing it's hers with the intent to hijack the ship. They back down however when they realize the ship belongs to Oona, and Oona gives the two a ride to Steamland. Oona is next seen in "Who Shot Elfo?" when she and her crew come across Mora and all the freaks that escaped from the P.T. Freak Show with the Electrofish, but got stranded in the ocean when the submarine sank. While she complains that her ship is not a rescue boat, she does offer all the freaks a hand, but allows for her crew to rob them during the rescue. She returns with all the rescues freaks to Dreamland, and along the way bonds with Zøg's new lover Ursula.

Along with her crew, Oona participates in The Battle of Falling Water at the Crystal Cavern to fight Dagmar, Bad Bean and their soldiers. Oona also comes to Bean's aid during her final confrontation with Dagmar in the Crystal Cavern. She uses her saber to slice off the top of Dagmar's head. Unfortunately, this allows Dagmar to remove her brain and gain immortality, just like the Trøgs.

After Dagmar's downfall, she and Derek once again set sails to the sea as pirates. She is last seen re-encountering Captain Hornhonky of a Clown Ship, whom she is revealed to have an enmity with because he keeps pestering her about marrying him. She then orders her crew to open fire on him and Dreamland's former jester, killing both of them.

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. She has long black hair and wears makeup, including lipstick and eyeliner. Her expression is one of perpetual irritation. She wears a purple dress in her royal outfit. She also has neck frills like a frilled lizard which will become visible and stretch out primarily when she is upset.

Personality[]


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 is willing to fulfill it when she has a chance as shown when she divorces Zog and lives her life as a pirate queen.

Abilities[]

As a Dankmarian, Oona has reptilian and aquatic traits including the ability to climb walls and breath underwater. After being a pirate, she demonstrates exceptional swordsmanship and leadership in leading the crew. She also possesses decent hand-to-hand combat skill as she managed to overwhelm Dagmar in the fist fight multiple times.

Relationships[]

Family[]

Prince Derek[]

Derek is Oona's son. 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.

Derek actually went to sea with Oona for a while after The Madness of King Zøg. And he permanently became her first mate following the events of "Goodbye Bean".

Friends/Allies[]

Princess Bean[]

Bean was Oona's stepdaughter before she divorced Zøg. Oona claims that she made efforts to grow closer to her stepdaughter in the past and even tried to give Bean "the Talk" prior to her first arranged marriage. For her part, Bean seemed at times indifferent to her stepmother, at others bitter at Oona's and Derek's positions within her family. After Bean revived Dagmar, Bean treated Oona with nothing but contempt after she got into a fight with Dagmar, which made Oona furious and swore to get revenge on Bean along with everybody else who wronged her, but she never carried through with her threat.

It is later shown 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.

During the final battle, Oona fights Dagmar and carries Bean to safety when the underground cave cave-ins. Bean eventually calls Oona as mom, finally acknowledging that Oona is always her real mother all along.

Other[]

King Zøg[]

Zøg is Oona's ex-husband; the pair married sometime after Dagmar's petrification. 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 Zøg considered killing Oona to get rid of her.

During her conversation with her pirate crew, she revealed that her marriage with Zøg 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, Zøg attempted to reconcile with her (most likely out of fear of being alone) but she rejected him, and they divorced. However, they remaind on friendly terms.

She returns to Dreamland after Zøg's assassination attempt and agrees to care for him with Bean when he is traumatized by being buried alive. We also learn that she was once in love with Yøg, Zøg's older brother who was murdered by the Seekers, and that she finds that Zøg has all of his dead brother's faults and none of his virtues.

Oona eventually went back to the sea since she didn't want her crew to think she was becoming weak and bid her former stepdaughter and son farewell but despite her telling Derek not to follow her, he still jumped in the water and swam after her since he was tired of his father and half-sister avoiding him, so Oona took him with her.

Leavo[]

When Oona showed that she had the ability to lead his pirate crew into plundering other ships, Leavo made her his first mate. When he decided to resign from a life of piracy, he chose her to be his successor as the ship's captain as he knew that the ship and crew will be in good hands.


Trivia[]

  • Oona has shown behaviors reminiscent of amphibians and other animals, likely due to her race's amphibious roots. For instance, she can traverse walls in a slithery manner. She also sleeps upside-down from the rafters like a bat. She has even referred to herself as a newt when Bean called her a lizard.
  • Oona is a user of a drug called snakeroot.
  • Oona's accent makes her pronounce w like v. 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 men 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 Anglicization of the Irish feminine name (Una), popular also in Finland. (Alternate spelling Oonagh).
  • Oona's appearance and initial demeanor has been linked to Melania Trump by some critics.[1]

Quotes[]

  • "I don't see problem. Your daughter feels useless because she is useless."
  • "You think I come here only to show I am better than you? Of course I do!"
  • "For years no one listen to me, even though I am the only one in whole kingdom to graduate kindergarten!"
  • "I realize, anchor not only thing holding me down. Arranged marriage, fat-ass, selfish husband, backward kingdom full of moron, they all imprison me. Where is my simple girlhood dream of being greatest amphibian warrior?"

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