Ivy Green is a major character who appeared in the second Dark Parables game, The Exiled Prince. References to her appear in the first game, Curse of Briar Rose, in the seventh game, Ballad of Rapunzel, and in the fourteenth game Return of the Salt Princess. Ivy was the first wife and true love of the Frog Prince.
Ivy Green is based on the princess from the German fairy tale, The Frog Prince.
Appearance and Personality Edit
Ivy was a beautiful woman with long, light brown hair which she wore down and fair skin. She wore a sleeveless green and brown dress embroidered with ivy plant accents. She also wore a special Princess Tiara set with pearls and jewels cut into ivy leaves. As a spirit, Ivy appeared the same but glowed a bright green.
Ivy was a sweet and kind woman, with a strong will and an even stronger devotion to her true love, Prince James.
Ivy was the second daughter of the King and Queen of a Kingdom located in Edinburgh, Scotland. When she was born, Ivy was appointed the Guardian of the English Ivy by the Goddess Flora. This appointment imbued Ivy with great powers over her flower, as well as eternal life. Ivy's older sister, Briar Rose, had been appointed a Guardian, as well.
Briar Rose had been cursed by the Evil Godmother, and the King and Queen had reason to believe that Ivy was in similar danger from her foul magic. To protect their younger child, she was sent to live in Germany, and nearly all references to her existence were removed from the castle in order to deceive the Evil Godmother. She would become known as 'the Forgotten Princess'.
In the forests of Germany, Ivy met the Frog Prince, James, after shooting a golden arrow which leads her to him. With an enchanted kiss and the sacrifice of her Guardian powers, Ivy transformed him back into a human. They fell in love and were wed. At some point, Ivy gave birth to hers and James' only child (the child's gender and name is unknown) and in time that child would provide her with a grandchild. Her bloodline would continue for many generations until most recently Princess Wanda and her daughter Princess Brigid.
However, the immortality given to her by the Goddess Flora transferred to Prince James. As Princess Ivy grew old, he remained forever young. When Ivy died, James returned to a frog and was doomed to repeat this cycle again and again, for eternity.
After her death, Ivy's spirit remained close to her true love, though she was unable to reach him. Once her sister Briar Rose was awoken from her eternal slumber, Princess Ivy's spirit was also released. She was then able to use her spirit form to help the Fairytale Detective release Prince James from his curse, so that he could join her in the hereafter.
Without Ivy serving as the Guardian of the English Ivy, the plant and its energy have withered.
Relevant Parables Edit
Pop-up Storybook (from Ballad of Rapunzel)
When Ivy Green met the Frog Prince, a man cursed to live a lonely life as a frog, she sacrificed the immortality of a Guardian for the Prince to be human again. But the curse reverted upon her death and the Prince was a frog once again. Immortal, he was forced to live through a cycle of becoming human for a new love, only to watch them die. The Prince was further tormented when the curse warped so he would remain in his human form, but those he touched would turn into a frog.
The Untold Story of the Frog Prince (from Return of the Salt Princess)
Once, there was a Prince who transformed into a frog through a curse. One day, he found a golden arrow in the pond. The arrow was shot by a Princess, who was one of the immortal guardians of the Goddess Flora. They fell in love at first sight.The Princess kissed the Prince, giving up her immortality in order to break his curse. The happy couple got married and had a mortal child, who grew up with no sign of any curse. They thought that they could have their happy ending. Alas, this was not to be. For as the Princess grew old, the Prince remained as young as ever. In the breaking of his curse, the Princess had passed on her immortality to the Prince. The Prince watched on as his Princess aged, and his child got married and blessed the Prince with a grandchild. Finally, his Princess died, the Prince fell into deep grief. He returned to his frog form and was doomed to repeat this tragic story for as long as he lived. The Prince's unhappy story was passed down from generation to generation through his child. Eventually, one of the Prince's descendants decided to rewrite the Prince's story and publish it with a happy ending. Thus, the Prince's true story became lost. Not even his later descendants knew the true story.
Powers and Abilities Edit
- Immortality (formerly): Ivy was chosen as a Guardian by the Goddess Flora at birth and bestowed with eternal life. She chose to give up her immortality to break Prince James' frog curse and eventually died of old age.
- Control over the English Ivy (formerly): As a Guardian, Ivy had the power to wield her designated plant at will. When she died, the English Ivy withered away.
- Archery: Ivy possessed some archery skills as she was able to shoot an apple in a tree from quite a distance.
- Teleportation: As a spirit, Ivy was no longer bound by earthly physics and could appear anywhere she wanted.
- Stewartson King and Queen (parents, deceased)
- Briar Rose (elder sister)
- Prince James (husband, deceased)
- Unnamed son or daughter
- Unnamed grandson or granddaughter
- Unnamed Prince (brother-in-law, deceased)
- Princess Wanda (descendant, deceased)
- Nuada (descendant through marriage, deceased)
- Princess Brigid (descendant)
Quotes by Ivy Green Edit
- "Detective, in your last mission you saved my beloved sister, Briar Rose. I thank you for that."
- "I am Princess Ivy, the first love of 'The Frog Prince.' After my magical kiss transformed him, I thought we would live happily ever after. Years passed, then decades. As my hair slowly grayed, he stayed as young as ever. I still remember the day he held me in his arms as I drew my final breath. And at that moment, in that state of sadness and anguish, the Prince transformed back into a frog. He is doomed to live the cycle over and over again: kiss, transformation, lover's death."
- "I understand you're here to rescue the Chancellor's daughter, but to do that the Prince's curse must first be undone."
- "Not long after the Frog Prince wedded Snow White, a terrible curse fell upon him once again. He would remain forever in human form, but any mortal he touched would turn into a frog. Shortly after, the exiled Prince made this forest his home and built an underground Kingdom full of shrines to his loved ones."
- "James, I am here! Please, let it go."
- "I stand beside you in life and in death."
Quotes about Ivy Green Edit
- "James and Ivy's devotion to one another is palpable."
- "Ivy meant to save James, the Frog Prince, but instead doomed him to a cycle of lost love."
- "The devoted Princess was given the flower of destruction."
- “The Forgotten Princess can rest in peace now, with her beloved prince by her side.”