The Prince is never given a name and is only referred to as "the Prince" throughout the game. He is based on the traditional Prince Charming character in many fairy tales.
Appearance and Personality Edit
We never see the Prince. We only see his hands in a few instances. He is referred to as being handsome.
The Prince's personality is largely unknown, but given his persistence and bravery in rescuing Shan and taking on the Spider Queen, he seems to be a courageous and intelligent man who is willing to go to great lengths to help the one he loves.
The Prince is the heir to the throne in an unnamed kingdom in the East. His family holds a ball every year to celebrate the New Year. At one of these balls, a beautiful Princess came in who caught his eye immediately. He thought she looked like an angel in her beautiful dress, and the two fell in love. Her name was Shan Mao and she was the third Cinderella.
When he traveled to Shan Mao's country to visit her, he found his beloved Princess missing. Shan had warned him in letters that her stepsister Chi was dangerous and might seek to hurt one or both of them in her anger. The Prince found out from Shan's Godmother, Amelia, that Chi had done exactly that. She had turned Shan into a nine-tailed fox and hidden her away in the nearby Blazing Temple.
In the process of reaching the Temple, the Prince met a man named Geppetto, whom he introduced to Amelia at the woodcarver's behest. Once at the Temple, he found Shan locked inside a vessel at the altar of the Fire God. He broke her out of the vessel before she could suffocate, saving her life. However, his beloved was still in the form of a fox.
In order to save Shan, the Prince had to make the legendary Flaming Sword and use it to defeat the Spider Queen Chi once and for all. By doing so, he returned Shan to her human form and proved his worth to Amelia, who gave her full blessing for him to marry Princess Shan.
Princess Shan Mao and her beloved Prince lived happily ever after.
Relevant Parables Edit
Shan Mao, The Third Cinderella (from The Final Cinderella)
Once upon a time, there was a Princess in the East named Shan. She had a kind and generous spirit, and all her people loved her. Shan had a stepsister named Chi, who was deeply jealous of Shan's popularity. Chi was always playing cruel tricks on Shan, but Shan never bore any ill will toward Chi. One day, Chi discovered that her beloved Prince had fallen in love with Shan. In her fury, she used her magic to change Shan into a nine-tailed fox. When the Prince came to visit Shan, he found out about Shan's predicament. With Godmother's help, he managed to restore Shan to her human form. He married Shan, and they lived happily ever after.
- "When Shan showed up at the ball wearing this stunning dress, I thought that an angel had appeared."
- "Princess Shan joyfully accepted my wedding proposal, but warned me to beware of her sister, Chi."
- "Whoa! Chi just suddenly appeared in front of me!"
- "With the ultimate weapon, I can defeat Chi once and for all."