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Christine White
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Christine White

Known As:

The Evil Queen

Race:

Human

Gender:

Female

Family:

King Whitney (husband in Fourth Kingdom, deceased)
Snow White (mother in-law, deceased)
Tony Lewis (husband in Tenth Kingdom)
Virginia Lewis (daughter)
Wendell White (stepson)
Wolf (future son in-law)
Grandma Slevil (mother)
Virginia’s Unborn Child (future granddaughter/grandson)

Affiliation:

Tenth Kingdom
Fourth Kingdom
Tony Lewis
Virginia Lewis
Wolf
Relish The Troll King
The Huntsman
Swamp Witch

Enemies:

Virginia Lewis
Tony Lewis
Relish The Troll King

Portrayer:

Dianne Wiest
Hilary Tones (young Christine White)

Christine Slevil Lewis White (born Christine Slevil), better known as the Evil Queen, was the Queen of the Fourth Kingdom after the death of the former Queen, Prince Wendell's mother. She slowly poisoned King Whitney and took over the kingdom herself. After a failed assassination attempt on Prince Wendell, she was imprisoned for years until she was freed by the Troll King.

After escaping from prison, she tried to take over all the Nine Kingdoms and kill every monarch of the kingdoms. She poisoned her ally, the Troll King, and tried to kill her new foe, Virginia. After being confronted by Virginia, who revealed that she was her daughter, Christine was in denial as to her connection to Virginia, still giving her a chance to flee and save herself. After Virgina refused Christine used a magic mirror to attempt to strangle Virginia before she managed to break free and was imprisoned. The Evil Queen was killed by Virginia while trying, once more, to strangle her.

Biography[]

Early life[]

Christine Slevil was born in Manhattan, New York City to a wealthy family. She was raised in the ways of the rich and the powerful by her mother, a member of New York's elite who's only interest was money. Her father is never mentioned.

Raised by her mother to be the centre of men's attention, Christine had her pick of any bachelor in New York by the age of 19, her beauty, charisma and charm had caught the attention of many--including successful businessman, Tony Lewis whom she had first met whilst on holiday, skiing in the mountain slopes of Aspen--a favourite vacation spot for her as, according to her mother, Christine always loved the snow.

Married Life[]

Tony rushed into marriage with Christine without a second thought after she agreed to marry him, becoming "Mrs. Christine Lewis" in the process. Their marriage did not go well however. Just a short time into their marriage, Christine discovered she was pregnant and wanted an abortion but Tony wore her down in the hopes that a baby would solve their marriage problems. Tony and Christine Lewis then had their first and only child, a daughter they named Virginia.

Christine's drop from high society with her husband occurred when Tony went and put all his faith and almost all his money into bouncy castles, which he had become very taken with. When the investment failed, the Lewis family lost their fortune, and Tony managed to get a job as a janitor that came free with an apartment building on the edge of Central Park in which to support his family.

The drop from wealthy New York socialite to janitor's wife took a heavy toll on the highly narcissistic Christine who already suffered from bipolar tendencies and anger-management issues along with other mental and emotional instabilities. Consequentially she fell into deep depression and became addicted to prescription drugs. She went on to have numerous torrid affairs with other men with which she was never discreet about and although Tony was perfectly aware of Christine’s adultery he never said anything. When Virginia was about seven years old, Tony realized that Christine's neurotic behavior was becoming increasingly erratic, and again Tony could only ignore it to keep his family together--until one night when Christine attempted to drown Virginia in a fit of madness. Tony saved his daughter and Christine fled the apartment and her family.

Running through Central Park, Christine found a mysterious portal where an old and crippled woman beckoned to her saying, "Are you lost my child? Are you lost? Let me show you the way. Come with me and you will lose your pain forever." The old woman then took Christine through the portal to the magical world of the Nine Kingdoms. In the Fourth Kingdom, the old and crippled woman was revealed to be the wicked stepmother of Snow White. She told Christine, "I am dying, but my work is unfinished. The House of Snow White survives. You will do my work for me...and I will give you all my power."

Life in the Fourth Kingdom[]

In the few years that followed, Christine forgot about her old life as she was trained by the evil Queen, now known as the Swamp Witch. The Witch mentored Christine in the ways of the Nine Kingdoms, witchcraft, how to command her magic mirrors, and also the art of poison.

When Christine was ready she went to Castle White--where Snow White's only son King Whitney and his wife, Queen Ashley lived with their son Prince Wendell. She infiltrated the castle as Prince Wendell's new nanny, and had access to all three members of the House of White. Christine began her plot by slowly poisoning Queen Ashley until she died in her sleep, and while the 4th Kingdom mourned--Christine pretended to comfort the now widowed King Whitney who in the end was so charmed by Christine that her took her as his new wife and Queen.

Now the new Queen of the Fourth Kingdom, Christine continued her plan by slowly poisoning her new husband until he too died. At this point in time she also gained the services of her own personal Huntsman. Now she turned her attention to the young Prince Wendell, who would inherit the throne of the Fourth Kingdom when he turned twenty-one, and so, to finish the Swamp Witch's revenge and to ensure her own absolute power over the Fourth Kingdom, the Queen started to slowly poison Prince Wendell. However, when the royal physicians tended to him, they discovered he was being poisoned, and after an investigation the new Queen's plot was discovered. The Queen was sentenced to 1,000 years (or 10,000 years in the novel adaptation) imprisonment in the Maximum Security in the Snow White Memorial Prison. Presumably Christine had learned from the Swamp Witch how to magically prolong her life.

In the series[]

At the start of the show, Relish the Troll King breaks into the Snow White Memorial Prison to free his three idiotic children. Christine (now known only as the Evil Queen) magically calls out to him and compels him to release her from her cell. When the Queen is released, she along with the Troll King and his children, ambushes Prince Wendell (at the prison on a routine courtesy visit), and she begins her plan to regain power. Having already enchanted the Golden Retriever she was for some reason allowed to keep in her cell for company, she uses her magic to physically change her dog into the exact likeness of Prince Wendell - and Prince Wendell into the exact likeness of her Golden Retriever, essentially giving her a dog-brained Prince Wendell puppet at her command and rendering the real Prince Wendell into a position where he cannot tell anyone about what had happened to him.

Prince Wendell, now trapped in the body of a dog, subsequently escapes at full speed running into the corridors of the Snow White Memorial Prison and is pursued by the Troll King's children, the Evil Queen, slips off into the cell corridors and discovers an incarcerated half-wolf, known only as Wolf - who in exchange for his freedom will enter her services and find the real Prince Wendell and bring him to her before the Trolls can find him. The newly escaped Evil Queen tells the Troll King her plan to conquer the Fourth Kingdom and offers him half the kingdom. The Prince Wendell impostor goes to wait in the forests outside the Snow White Memorial Prison along with Relish the Troll King. Along with Prince Wendell's royal carriage and footmen they wait for hours (or a day) for the return of the Troll King's children with the real Prince Wendell - but the Evil Queen needs to leave to make sure that no-one saw "Prince Wendell" acting like a dog, and she heads off in Prince Wendell's royal carriage to somewhere she can hide and begin training the impostor-prince - while the Troll King heads off on foot for his own kingdom, hidden from sight via his Magic Invisibility Shoes.

Meanwhile on Earth, Wendell, in his dog form, has formed a relationship with Christine's now twenty-eight year old daughter, Virginia. When he meets Virginia, Wolf develops an affection for her and refuses to kill her. When they are attacked by Trolls, Wendell leads Virginia and Wolf back to the Portal and they escape through it back the Nine Kingdoms. Unfortunately the Transportation Mirror is shattered, leaving Virginia trapped in the Nine Kingdoms. They go on a journey to find another Mirror in the Fourth Kingdom where the Evil Queen has made her residence.

At the climax of the series, after she is revealed to be Virginia’s mother, Christine attempts to kill her daughter in a climactic showdown but is defeated when Virginia strikes her with the poisoned comb, though in self defense. Christine was shocked and Virginia, incredibly regretful. In her dying moments, Virginia tried to reach out to her mother again. She begged her mother not to go and remember who she was before. Christine knew it was too late. In her last moments, Christine comforted her crying daughter. She mournfully called her "little girl". In a moment of realization or remembrance, she says "I gave away my soul", showing she realized the cost of her actions. With her last words she died in her crying daughter's arms.

Despite the history between his former stepmother, after Wendell is crowned king, he gives Christine a proper place of burial and private. Most likely from due to the spell, he both bonded with Tony's family and saw the pain of Virginia. Out of empathy, he gives Virginia a withered rose his grandmother Snow White had given him. Upon being left alone with her mother, Virginia reminiscent about a moment she and her mother shared.

And that in that moment she knew her mother did deep down love her. She declared her love for her mother. Whether due to Christine's magic or perhaps a magic from Virginia (or the late Snow White), the withered rose revived and bloomed.

Personality[]

Christine even before meeting the Swamp Witch, she was described as narcissistic and selfish at times. Once she became recruited by the Swamp Witch, she became cold, calculating, and extremely manipulative. She had no qualms with whatever measures it took to follow her predecessor's goal of destroying Snow White's family. Though she did show to have some moments of self doubt and its clear that she looked to her predecessor with high esteem. As she reached out to her when she seemed to worry about Wendell and company ruining her plans.

She also clearly struggled with both her past and her actions. Though she tried several times to refuse acknowledgement of Virginia and that she claimed she was a "mistake". When memories of past actions when she almost killed her daughter, Christine clearly halted. Showing immediate regret towards her actions.

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