She used a Beautification Potion to transform herself into a beautiful woman, and married a king. She used a charmed mirror to compliment her looks and reinforce her self-image. However, she became jealous of the most beautiful girl in the kingdom and plotted to get rid of her by using a poisoned apple.
Behind the scenes
- Malodora Grymm is based on the witch from the tale of Snow White.
- In 2001, actress Miranda Richardson, (who plays Rita Skeeter), took part in the film, Snow White: Fairest of Them All, playing Queen Elspeth, who, like Malodora, was a hag turned into the beautiful and wicked Queen of the fairy tale.
- Malodora consists of the noun "malus", "apple" in Latin (as in "malic acid", the acid which was named after apples and is found in many fruits) or adjective "malum", "bad" or "evil" in Latin; and "doron", "gift" in Greek (as in "Pandora" in Greek mythology, gift from all the gods). Thus, Malodora is "she who gifts apple" or "she who gives evil gift", which is a clear foreshadowing to her giving a poisoned apple to her victim.
- Grymm is a nod to the Brothers Grimm. It can be also a reference to the word grim, meaning "ghastly" or "sinister".