They say every story has a beginning... except mine. My story has two.
~ Princess Elena
I was in the amulet so long, I thought I might never get out, but here I am.
~ Elena to Mateo after she was freed from Sofia's amulet, before singing "My Time".
Queen Elena Castillo Flores of Avalor is the main protagonist of the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor. She is the oldest princess and the current Ruler of Avalor, but before she can become Queen she must rule as the Crown Princess.
She is voiced by Aimee Carrero who also portrayed Angie in Level Up, and Adora in She-Ra and The Princesses of Power.
Elena has the heart and mind of a true leader. She is devoted to the welfare of her subjects, her family, and her friends. She is shown to hold her father in high esteem and looks to him for inspiration. Like the Princess who freed her, Elena values keeping promises no matter what and has a strong dislike of disappointing her loved ones to the point where she can take on more than she can handle. Also like Sofia, she has a personal approach to leadership and a disregard for her own personal safety. Unlike Sofia though, Elena is very confident, to the point where she can be careless. Also unlike Sofia, who is quite particular, Elena can rush into things and miss key points. Her grandfather Francisco noted this to her through the story of the king who thought he had lost his crown, a way of telling her she wasn't ready to rule alone. Elena is reluctant to take advice at the beginning, while Sofia can take too much advice. She's also shown to love Dia de los Muertos because she sees it as a party where everyone you love is invited.
In "The Race for the Realm" while she was focusing on getting the rest of the pieces of the Scepter of Night the flashbacks of Shuriki murdering her parents got the better of her, so much so Elena decided to kill her that moment instead of waiting for later and protecting the pieces.
At Sixteen to twenty years of age, Elena is an olive-skinned girl, with a slender figure and amber-brown eyes. She has ruby red lips and long, wavy, dark brown hair tied in a ponytail.
Her signature outfit is a long red sleeveless over-skirt dress stylized with matching coral gauze ruffle/flounces around the elastic neckline and on the side and bottom with an attached ivory-colored underskirt. Around her waist is a golden belt held in place with a golden buckle. She wears brown high heeled shoes with flowery patterns. Elena's jewelry includes a pair of golden engraved hoop earrings, a braided beaded bracelet on her left wrist, and a flower hair comb clip on the right side of her hair.
She also usually wears an elegant, flowing yet once again ruffled flower motif red ball gown with a pink sash for more formal occasions. With this, she retains her usual ponytail, yet swaps out the flower hair combs for a tiara, and her hoop earrings for hanging jeweled earrings.
In her Jaquin form, Elena is swathed in red fur (with a white underbelly) that possesses yellow flower patterns scattered across her body. Elena also possesses light blue feathers extending from both cheeks and the rear portion of her front legs and a pair of wings that are also predominantly red with light blue throughout.
Elena was born to the late King Raul and Queen Lucia of Avalor. She resides within the kingdom's castle alongside her family, consisting of her sister Isabel, grandparents Francisco and Luisa, as well as her scheming maternal cousin, Esteban. She is additionally accompanied by a trio of comedic, flying jaquins that double as her friends and mode of transportation, as well as the wise spirit fox Zuzo, whom only she can see on her own free will, as a result of her magic abilities.
Elena and the Secret of Avalor
Elena was first introduced as a princess who is trapped inside the Amulet of Avalor. Long ago, her parents and kingdom were taken from her by the evil sorceress, Shuriki. Elena bravely faced the sorceress to protect her little sister, Princess Isabel, and grandparents but in the process, the Amulet of Avalor pulled her inside its enchanted jewel, saving her life but imprisoning her at the same time. Decades later, Sofia discovers the truth about the amulet and sets out to restore Elena to her human form and help her return to the Kingdom of Avalor.
Elena of Avalor
Elena's story following her appearance in Sofia the First takes place in this show.
Elena, a 16 to 20-year old princess, becomes heir to the kingdom of Avalor. But due to her age, she has to rule Avalor with a Grand Council comprised of her Grandfather Francisco, Grandmother Luisa, and royal advisor, Duke Esteban.
With some magical friends by her side – Mateo, a wizard-in-training, and Skylar, a magical flying creature – Princess Elena's adventures will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience, and compassion.
~ Elena before her parents were attacked by Shuriki in Sofia's nightmare.
(laughing) I'm free! I'm finally free! Whoa! (Sofia: Are you okay?) I'm good. (laughs) I'm good. I guess that's what happens when you're stuck inside an amulet for forty-one years. You forget how to walk. (screams in excitement) I KNEW YOU WERE THE ONE!!! THANK YOU! (Sofia: (choking) You're... welcome!)
~ Elena after she was freed from the Amulet by Sofia.
It feels so weird having my feet on the ground. It's been a while since I've been walking around. With my own eyes, I can once again see. My dream has come true — I am free! But now that I'm here, there's a mission at hand: To drive that witch out of our beautiful land. I'll banish the darkness and bring back the light 'Cuz this time I'm ready to fight! This is my time, my time to face my old foe. My time, reclaim what was ours long ago. This is my time to stand up with honor and pride. My time, I've come too far to be denied. Now off I must fly to the palace once more. To win back the freedom of all Avalor. I've spent my whole life waiting just for this day. And nothing will get in my way. This is my time, I have a plan that can't fail. My time, I won't stop 'til I prevail. My time, to honor my family and friends. My time, this is my time once again! This is my time... Once again!!
~ Elena on her way back to Avalor to liberate it from Shuriki.
SHURIKI! (Shuriki, then Roland and Miranda, then Esteban gasps) (Shuriki: Princess Elena!) The time has come to pay for your crimes! (Roland: Crimes? What crimes?) Shuriki invaded Avalor and overthrew the royal family; MY family.
~ Elena interrupting King Roland II's trade agreement.
I'm sorry for the danger I've put your family in, but I've waited so many years for the one princess that could free me from the Amulet. And that was Sofia. I sensed it from the very first day she moved into your castle.
~ Elena meeting the Rest of Sofia's Royal family of Enchancia.
And so we will march to the palace once more, To bring back the freedom of all Avalor, We've spent our whole lives waiting just for this day, And nothing (no nothing) will stand in our way, This is our time, together as one we won't fail, Our time, this time we know we'll prevail, Our time, to honor our families and friends, Our time, This is our time, (This is our time), (This is our time), OUR TIME... ONCE AGAIN...!!!
~ Elena with her family and Sofia's family with all the people of Avalor marching to the palace to liberate the kingdom from Shuriki.
Whew! Well, Naomi, here we are. My favorite view of the city. (Naomi: [sighs] You were right, Elena. It was worth the hike, even if there was no path.) Well, there used to be one. But, I haven't been up here in forty-one years. (Naomi: Oh, right! You were stuck in that amulet.) Yes. That's kinda why I wanted to come up here. There's something I needed to show you. (Naomi sits beside Elena, and Elena opens her purse revealing a case, then opens it revealing a broken wand) (Naomi: What is that?!) This wand belonged to Shuriki; The Sorceress who invaded Avalor. (Naomi: The one who put you in that amulet?) Sort of. It's time I told you the whole story; how I lost everything and everyone I loved, and how I finally found my way back home. The truth is, I would still be trapped in that amulet today if it wasn't for a brave young princess named, Sofia.
~ Elena and Naomi in the prologue of Elena and the Secret of Avalor
~ Elena just when she saw Sofia and her family come to her kingdom during her Coronation day.