Princess Odette is the female protagonist in all five movies of The Swan Princess, and is basically the title character. She is Prince Derek's beloved wife and a loving, caring mother of an adopted daughter named Alise.
She is kind, gentle and sweet to everyone she loves and cares about. She is also very brave and courageous when faced with dangerous situations and is not afraid to speak her mind. She is the only one who can change into a swan by day and regain her human form by night.
As a child, she loathed Derek for being immature and was often teased by him and Bromley (Derek's Best Friend). But by the time they reach adulthood, they see each other in a different light and fall in love. Odette and Derek marry after he rescues her from the evil sorcerer, Rothbart.
Roles in the MoviesEdit
Odette is born to the aged King William and is welcomed by the kingdom's people.
Rothbart, an evil sorcerer, plots to conquer King William's kingdom with dark magic but fails when the king sends a surprise party to attack Rothbart's tower. Rothbart is then banished from the kingdom. Before he leaves, Rothbart vows that he will take everything that the king owns and loves.
Years later, Odette is brought together with young prince Derek, a young prince. King William and Queen Uberta hope that their children will fall in love and marry when they are older, thus joining the two kingdoms. However, the two children do not get along well. They fight and play pranks on each other every summer throughout their adolescence.
As adults, Odette is forced to meet again with Derek. She is reluctant to do so until she sees him and falls in love with him. During the ball, Derek announces to arrange their wedding immediately and tells Odette that he wants to marry her for her beauty. When Odette asks Derek what else matters to him besides beauty, he replies, "What else is there?" This makes Odette upset and she rejects him once again.
The next day, Odette and King William make their return home but are stopped by Rothbart, who turns into the Great Animal and attacks them. King William's injured captain returns to Queen Uberta's castle and informs Derek about the attack. Derek quickly rushes to the scene, only to find a dying King William and Odette gone. Rothbart takes Odette to his lair at Swan Lake and puts a transformation spell on her, which turns her into a white swan by day and a human once again by night in the lake under the moonlight. He mentions that the spell can only be broken when the man she loves made a vow of everlasting love and proves it to the world.
Rothbart asks her to marry him so he can take control the kingdom legally, but she refuses to do so as she is in love with Derek. She hopes that Derek will come to rescue her. During her imprisonment, she befriends a turtle named Speed and a frog called Jean-Bob. One day, an injured puffin bird named Puffin crashes near them and is nursed back to health by Odette. Puffin soon devises a plan to reunite Odette with Derek. They would lure Derek to Swan Lake at night, where he could see Odette transform into a human. Puffin and Odette find Derek in the woods, but he mistakes Odette for the Great Animal and tries to kill her using his bow and arrows. She quickly flies back to Swan Lake as the night gets closer, with Derek following her. When she transforms back into her normal self, the two share a short-lived reunion, with Derek telling Odette to come to the ball tomorrow night to meet him there. As he left, Rothbart appeared from behind the tree, carrying Derek's bow and finds out about the ball. Odette weeps when Rothbart tells that there will be no full moon the next night and she is unable to transform back to her normal self again. The next night, she is imprisoned in the castle dungeon, together with Bromley, who is lost in the woods when hunting down the "Great Animal" together wtih Derek. Rothbart sends his old hag, Bridget, disguised as Odette under his spell, to the ball, to trick Derek by saying his vows of everlasting love to the wrong person.
Puffin, Jean-Bob and Speed helps to free Odette from the dungeon and she quickly flies to the ball, hoping that she will get there in time to warn Derek but finds all the way into the castle was blocked, much to her disappointment. As Derek made his vows to the fake Odette, she suddenly feels weaker due to Rothbart's spell that drains her life source, thus killing her. Rothbart made an appearance after Derek made his vows and reveals his plan to him. Derek quickly rushes back to Swan Lake to meet Odette again for the last time. Odette weakly flies back to Swan Lake and was transformed back to her human form as she touches the ground. Before she dies, she tells Derek that she loves him and dies.
Heartbroken and enraged, Derek asks Rothbart to bring Odette back to life but Rothbart refuses and only promises to bring her back if Derek succeeds to kill him. Derek engages in an intense fight against Rothbart, who turns into the "Great Animal" once more, and overpowers him, nearly killing Derek. Puffin remembers the bow that Rothbart threw into the lake and sends Jean-Bob to fetch it. Bromley escapes from the dungeon through the hole Speed made and gives Derek an arrow to shoot Rothbart with. Derek fires the arrow at Rothbart's chest, killing him and crashes into the lake. The spell was broken and Odette comes back to life. Derek says that he truly loves her for her courage and kindness and he always truly loved her for that. At the end of the film, Derek and Odette were married before going to the moonlight bridge and romantically kiss as the credits start to roll.
The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain (The Swan Princess: The Secret of the Castle) Edit
Odette is worried about her relationship when Derek could no longer spend his time with her after becoming King in the first movie. When Clavius locks her in the tower, she asks Puffin, Bridgett, Speed and Jean-Bob to transform her back into a swan to warn Derek but she rescues him from the quicksand. She was almost thrown into the lava pool by Knuckles while she was tied up, but was rescued by Derek. After defeating Clavius, she transforms back into a human when the moon's reflection touches her.
The Swan Princess III: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure (The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom) Edit
Derek and Odette are busy preparing for the Festival Days holiday for the kingdom when an evil sorceress named Zelda sneaks into the castle to find the notes of the all-powerful magical orb known as the Forbidden Arts. Odette was later kidnapped by Zelda, and Derek must give the pieces of the notes to Zelda that he had stolen from the Forbidden Arts journal in order to release Odette. Zelda turns Odette into a swan and trapped her in a magical cage. Derek comes to the rescue and Odette tries to fly away from the magic orb that was meant to kill her. Puffin later informed Derek that Odette has been killed. Devastated, Derek breaks down and cries for her loss. When the notes was burned, the flames take shape of a swan and Odette herself materializes, returns back to life. Derek and Odette oversee the festival and asks Derek how he feels about the kingdom, since there is no more magic and in reply, he says "So long as you're here ,Odette, there will always be magic." She and Derek share a romantic, passionate kiss, which ends the third movie.
Odette and Derek had a special celebration as it is their first Christmas together as husband and wife. When everybody is having another behavior, she notices that Rothbart, as a ghostly spirit, is behind all of this. Rothbart tries to destroy Christmas by using his powers to make everyone become angry. She tries to break the evil spell on Queen Uberta and Lord Rogers and succeeds. The spell was broken but Rothbart has other plans. One Christmas Eve, he appears and kidnaps Odette, changing her into a swan once again. Derek, who fought him once in the first Swan Princess movie, comes to the rescue. Odette watches the fight and when it seems that everything is lost, she realizes the only way to save everything is to sing. Rothbart is defeated once more and Derek dies in her arms, but she begin to sing, leading the spirits of Christmas to revive him. The Christmas tree was restored and all are honoring towards Derek and Odette.
- Chronologically, this movie takes place between the first and second films. Odette says it is their first Christmas together as husband and wife. However, in The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain, they had celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary.
Odette and Derek are happy as always while a group of flying squirrels called Scullians think that Odette is evil due to an ancient prophecy. She helps the woodcutter along with Derek to chop wood. The two Scullians attack Odette and leads her to a tramp but failed as Derek rescues her. The Evil Force is seeking for a glowing green stone to destroy the Swan Princess for centuries but failed. The Evil Force burns a house and a man with his daughter, Alise, are trapped inside. Derek helps Alise's father out from the burning house but before he dies, he asks Derek to take care of Alise. Derek promises with Odette to raise Alise as their daughter together.
Alise wakes up and realizes that she is in the palace. As Odette brushes Alise's hair, Alise starts to cry and Odette comforts her, remembering how she lost her own father, King William, when Rothbart had abducted her several years ago. She promises Alise that she will always be there for her and Alise had confidence in her new family but refuses to speak. Alise starts to like her new family but a nightmare troubles her and Odette sings her a lullaby to comfort her. The next morning, she and Derek decided to adopt her as their own child and Queen Uberta is happy to become a paternal grandmother.
Alise was abducted by some Scullians and Odette, together with Derek, are off to save her. The flying squirrels prepared some traps to eliminate the Swan Princess but fails. One of the flying squirrels nearly killed Derek by sending him a poison arrow. Another Scullian helps Derek and Odette was glad. Later, she sees the metal box with the green glowing stone that can destroy the Swan Princess. Odette vows to find Alise and was nearly killed by Mangler, the leader of the Scullians. Sqully saves her and Odette tries to free Alise but fails. Alise, speaks for the first time, tells Odette to break the orange colored crystal orb. Odette tries to break it but the Forbidden Arts appears and is now capable of withstanding Odette's presence with the great power of the glowing stone. Sqully sacrifices himself to save Odette. A worried Odette starts to find Alise and Alise cried out "Mommy". Odette is happy that she is all right. The movie ends with Alise, the official princess of the royal family, together with Odette and Derek as a happy family.
Odette has long, golden wavy hair, lightly tanned skin, and amethyst eyes. (Her abnormal eye color may represent her as a very special and unique character.) As a swan, her feathers are white with a golden stripe on the middle of her head (maybe to resemble the color of her hair in human form) and violet/blue eyes.
Adult: She wears a sleek white evening gown with blue-green puffs on both of her shoulders with long fitted sleeves when she first meets Derek as an adult. However, Odette usually wears a white dress with long puffed sleeves and blue lining in most of The Swan Princess films.
Child: She wears a pale pink dress and dark-pink on the top with long sleeves, pale pink and dark-pink stripes on her crown.
Teenager: She wears a purple gown with dark purple border around her shoulders.
Ball: Odette (actually Bridget in disguise) wears a sleek black and red dress with the golden necklace.
Wedding: She wears a swan-like dress and a crown that matches.
Briefly in the first movie and usually in the sequels, Odette wears the golden heat-shaped locket with a swan engraving, which was given to her by four-year-old Derek when she was a baby. In the fourth movie, she still wears the same dresses from the first three movies.
Party: She wears the same dress from the first movie except for gold accents.
In the fifth movie, she still wears the same green dress that she wears when she met Derek as adults in the first movie but the color of her clothes drastically changed. Instead of wearing her modern-like dress, she wears a blouse with a black vest, dark purple cropped pants and a pair of black boots.
"Is beauty all that matters to you?" - Odette asking Derek whether he truly cares for her being herself
"I need to know that he loves me for just for being me," - Odette answering King William's question.
"I can only kiss the man I love..." - Odette talking to Jean-Bob
"Speed, make him understand" - asking Speed to explain to Jean-Bob why she cannot kiss Jean-Bob
"Go ahead then!! But I'll never give you my father's kingdom!" - Odette talking to Rothbart
"I will never be yours... you creature!! I will marry Prince Derek and you cannot stop me!!" - a furious Odette talking to Rothbart.
"If you want to stop me, you'll have to kill me."
Escape from Castle Mountain Edit
"I can see why I married you. You're so good at saying you're wrong."
"Change me into a swan!"
"That's him! He's got the Orb! The Forbidden Arts-As long as he has it, I'm stuck as a swan."
The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure Edit
"You found Rothbart's formula for the Forbidden Arts, and you didn't tell me?"
"Derek, nothing good can come from those notes. You must destroy them!"
"You'll never get away with this." -to Zelda after she abducted her
"Promise me, Derek: There's no magic in the castle."
- "This is My Idea "
- "Far Longer Than Forever"
- "The Magic of Love"
- "That's What You Do for a Friend"
- "No Fear"
- "It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This"
- "We Wanna Hear from You"
- "Always with You"
- The only time she didn't turn into a Swan was in A Royal Family Tale; except in a flashback.
- The only time where Odette truly dies is in The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure when she her life is taken by the red destroying fireball made by Zelda.
- Originally though, Odette was going to be killed off in the third movie and then appear to Derek and her friends as an angel, reassuring her love for them and how she'll watch them from above, before joining her father in Heaven. This was cut because it would be too dark and depressing.