|“||Is beauty all that matters to you?||„|
|~ Odette asking Derek whether he truly cares for her being herself.|
|“||It's alright. I'm here, Alise. Everything's is okay.||„|
|~ Odette comforting a frightened Alise after she had a nightmare.|
Princess Odette (simply known as Odette) is the titular main protagonist of The Swan Princess film series. She is the main protagonist of The Swan Princess, Secrets of the Castle, and The Swan Princess Christmas, and A Royal Wedding, a major protagonist in The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure, and the deuteragonist of The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale, The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today, The Swan Princess: Royally Undercover, The Swan Princess: A Royal Myztery, and The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music. She is the love interest of Prince Derek in the first film (though not at first), and eventually his wife at the end of that film and the sequels. In the first movie, she was kidnapped by Sir Rothbart, an evil enchanter, and is taken to his castle lair at Swan Lake where he turns her into a swan. Odette dies and is revived twice, in the first and third films. She is voiced by the late Michelle Nicastro in the first three films, then Laura Bailey in the middle four films, who also played the voice of Blaze the Cat, Lucina, Serah Farron, Black Widow, Mary Jane Watson, Catwoman, Chun Li, Dorothy Gale, Tohru Honda, and Supergirl, then Nina Herzog in the later two films. and her singing voice is provided by Liz Callaway in the first film. In the sequels, Nicastro did her own singing. In the second film, when Rothbart's former partner who is the magician, Sir Clavius, has a ransom note to get Derek into a trap, this is where Odette takes on the hero role (such as by getting him out of a hole of quicksand)... at least until he saves her from being dropped into a pit of hot lava by Clavius' muscular conspirator, Sir Knuckles and cuts the cable to his gondola. Under Derek's orders, in the volcano, she takes part in the hero role again when she and the other animals free Derek's 50-year-old mother Uberta and get the others into the balloon while Derek fought with Clavius.
The Swan Princess
Odette is born to the aged King William and his queen, and was welcomed by the kingdom's people as the future queen of the kingdom.
Sir Rothbart, a former chancellor, plots to conquer William's kingdom with dark magic, but fails when the king sends a surprise party to attack Rothbart's tower. Rothbart is banished from the kingdom. Before he leaves, he vows that he will take everything that the king owns and loves.
Years later, Odette is brought together with Derek, a young prince and the only son of a queen named Uberta. William and Uberta hope that their children will fall in love and marry, when they are older, thus; joining the two.
As adults, Odette is forced to meet again with Derek. She is reluctant to do so; until she sees him and falls in love with him. Derek is forced to meet again with Odette as well. He is reluctant to do so; until he sees her and falls in love with her. After they had their first dance together, Derek and Odette shared their first kiss.
During the ball, Derek announces to arrange their wedding immediately and tells Odette that he wants to marry her for her beauty. When Odette asks Derek what else matters to him besides beauty, he replies, "What else is there?". This makes Odette upset and she rejects him once again.
The next day, Odette and William make their return home, but are stopped by Rothbart, who is now an enchanter and turns himself into the great animal and attacks them. William's injured captain returns to Uberta's castle and informs Derek about the attack. Derek quickly rushes to the scene, only to find a dying William and Odette gone. Rothbart takes Odette to his lair at Swan Lake and puts a transformation spell on her, which turns her into a white swan by day and a human once again by night in the lake under the moonlight. He mentions that the spell can only be broken when the man she loves made a vow of everlasting love and proves it to the world.
Rothbart asks Odette to marry him, so he can take control of the kingdom legally, but she refuses to do so as she is in love with Derek. She hopes that Derek will come to rescue her. During her imprisonment, she befriends a turtle named Speed and a French frog called Jean-Bob.
During the song "Far Longer Than Forever", Odette claims that her love for Derek was gentle, sweet and kind and Derek also claims that his love for Odette was "stronger than the earth" and he would make "a vow of everlasting love" to her. One day, an injured Scottish and Irish puffin bird named General Puffin crashes near them and is nursed back to health by Odette. Puffin soon devises a plan to reunite Odette with Derek. They would lure Derek to Swan Lake at night, where he could see Odette transform into a human.
Puffin and Odette find Derek in the woods, but he mistakes Odette for the Great Animal and tries to kill her using his bow and arrows. She quickly flies back to Swan Lake as the night gets closer, with Derek following her. When she transforms back into her normal self, the two share a short-lived reunion, with Derek telling Odette to come to the ball tomorrow night to meet him there. As he left, Sir Rothbart appeared from behind the tree, carrying Derek's bow, and finds out about the ball. Odette weeps when Rothbart tells that there will be no full moon the next night and she is unable to transform back to her normal self again.
The next night, she is imprisoned in the castle dungeon, together with Bromley, who is lost in the woods when hunting down the "Great Animal" together with Derek. Rothbart sends his old hag, Bridget, disguised as Odette under his spell, to the ball, to trick Derek by saying his vows of everlasting love to the wrong person.
Puffin, Jean-Bob, and Speed helps to free Odette from the dungeon and she quickly flies to the ball, hoping that she will get there in time to warn Derek but finds all the way into the castle was blocked, much to her disappointment. As Derek makes his vows to the fake Odette, she suddenly feels weaker due to Rothbart's spell that drains her life source, thus killing her.
Rothbart made an appearance after Derek made his vows and reveals his plan to him. Derek quickly rushes back to Swan Lake to meet Odette again for the last time. Odette weakly flies back to Swan Lake and was transformed back to her human form as she touches the ground. Before she dies, she tells Derek that she loves him and dies. Heartbroken and enraged, Derek angrily demanded Rothbart to bring Odette back to life but Rothbart refuses and only promises to bring her back if Derek succeeds to kill him. Derek engages in an intense fight against Sir Rothbart, who turns himself into the "Great Animal" once more and overpowers him, nearly killing Derek.
Puffin remembers the bow that Rothbart threw into the lake and sends Jean-Bob to fetch it. Bromley had already escaped from the dungeon through the hole Speed made and gives Derek an arrow to shoot Rothbart with. Derek fires the arrow at Rothbart's chest, which kills him and crashes into the lake.
The spell was broken and Odette comes back to life. Derek says that he truly loves her for her courage and kindness, and he always truly loved her for that. At the end of the film, Derek and Odette are married and they become future king and queen, thus; uniting their kingdoms as Derek and Odette's parents hoped. Before going to the moonlight bridge, Derek and Odette make a promise to love each other for the rest of their lives and romantically kiss as the credits start to roll.
The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain
Odette is very worried about her relationship when Derek could no longer spend his time with her after becoming King in the first movie. When an evil magician, Sir Clavius, locks her in the tower, she asks Puffin, Bridgett, Speed, and Jean-Bob to transform her back into a swan to warn Derek but she rescues him from the quicksand.
She was almost thrown into the lava pool by Clavius’ co conspirator, Sir Knuckles, while she was tied up, but was rescued by Derek. After defeating Clavius, she transforms back into a human when the moon's reflection touches her, even though the magical orb of the legendary Forbidden Arts was destroyed.
The Swan Princess III: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure
Derek and Odette are busy preparing for the Festival Days holiday for the kingdom when an evil sorceress named Zelda sneaks into the castle to find the notes of the all-powerful magical orb known as the Forbidden Arts.
Odette was later kidnapped by Zelda, and Derek must give the pieces of the notes to Zelda that he had stolen from the Forbidden Arts journal in order to release Odette. Zelda turns Odette into a swan and trapped her in a magical cage. Derek comes to the rescue, but before he is able to defeat Zelda, Odette tries to fly away from the magic orb that was meant to kill her. Puffin later informed Derek that Odette has been killed.
Devastated, Derek breaks down and cries for her loss. When the notes were burned, the flames taże shape of a swan and Odette herself materializes and returns back to life.
Derek and Odette oversee the festival and asks Derek how he feels about the kingdom since there is no more magic and in reply, he says "so long as you're here, Odette, there will always be magic". She and Derek share a romantic passionate kiss; which ends the third movie.
The Swan Princess Christmas
Odette and Derek had a special celebration as it is their first Christmas together as husband and wife. When everybody is having another behavior, she notices that Rothbart, as a ghostly spirit, is behind all of this. Rothbart tries to destroy Christmas by using his powers to make everyone become angry. She tries to break the evil spell on Queen Uberta and Lord Rogers and succeeds.
The spell was broken, but Rothbart has other plans. On Christmas Eve, he appears and kidnaps Odette, changing her into a swan once again and traps her in a cage of vines. Derek, who fought him once in the first Swan Princess movie, comes to the rescue. Odette watches the fight and when it seems that everything is lost, she realizes the only way to save everything is to sing Season Of Love. Rothbart is defeated once more and Derek dies in her arms, but she begins to sing, leading the spirits of Christmas to revive him. The Christmas tree was restored and all are honoring towards Derek and Odette.
Chronologically, this movie takes place between the first and second films. Odette says it is their first Christmas together as husband and wife. However, in The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain, they had celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary.
The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale
Odette and Derek are happy as always while a group of flying squirrels called Scullians think that Odette is evil due to an ancient prophecy. She helps the woodcutter along with Derek to chop wood. The two Scullions Cutter and Jojo attack Odette and leads her to a trap but failed as Derek rescues her.
The Evil Force is seeking for a glowing green stone to destroy the Swan Princess for centuries but failed. The Evil Force burns a house and a man with his daughter, Alyssa, is trapped inside. Derek helps Alyssa's father out from the burning house but before he dies, he asks Derek to take care of Alyssa. Derek promises with Odette to raise Alyssa as their daughter together.
Alyssa wakes up and realizes that she is in the palace. As Odette brushes Alyssa's hair, Alyssa starts to cry and Odette comforts her, remembering how she lost her own father, King William when Rothbart had abducted her several years ago. She promises Alyssa that she will always be there for her and Alise had confidence in her new family but refuses to speak.
Alyssa starts to like her new family but a nightmare troubles her and Odette sings her a lullaby to comfort her. The next morning, she and Derek decided to adopt her as their own child and Queen Uberta is happy to become a paternal grandmother.
Alyssa was abducted by some Scullions and Odette, together with Derek, is off to save her. The flying squirrels prepared some traps to eliminate the Swan Princess but fail. One of the flying squirrels nearly killed Derek by sending him a poison arrow. Another Scullion (whom Odette names Scuttle) helps cure Derek.
Later, Odette sees the metal box with the green glowing stone that can destroy the Swan Princess. Odette vows to find Alise and was nearly killed by Mangler, the leader of the Scullions. Scully saves her and Odette tries to free Alyssa but fails. Alyssa, speaks for the first time, tells Odette to break the orange-colored crystal orb. Odette tries to break it but the Forbidden Arts appear and is now capable of withstanding Odette's presence with the great power of the glowing stone. Scuttle sacrifices himself to save Odette. A worried Odette starts to find Alyssa and Alyssa cried out "Mommy". Odette is happy that she is all right.
The movie ends with Alyssa, the official princess of the royal family, together with Odette and Derek as a happy family.
The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today
Odette and Derek leave their daughter Alyssa with Queen Uberta, Lord Rogers along with The Scullions, Speed, Puffin, and Jean-Bob. They spend the summer helping the people of the kingdom. After they completed a new bridge across a ravine they get alerted by Chamberlain that Alyssa has run off.
Sometime later as Odette and Derek ride to find Alyssa, Scuttle's ghost tells them that Alise is OK but needs helps, so he tells them to take the back road. Later, thanks to Scuttle's instructions, Odette and Derek meet up with Lucas' Parents. Shortly after hearing their sad story of their son's disappearance, Alyssa and Lucas, who was in the bushes listening nearby reunite with their families believing that they had help from Angels.
The Swan Princess: Royally Undercover
Odette and Derek go to Trumbeau to make a trade agreement. While there the king talks about how her late father King William saved him in battle. Later the dam in Trumbeau breaks and the village is destroyed so Odette with help from everyone in her kingdom helps to donate as much money and supplies in order to restore Trumeau.
The Swan Princess: A Royal Mystery
In the 8th movie, someone is leaving a mark everywhere like a Z. It's considered a mann in black. So Odette and Derek are going to Trumbeau to meet Alise and Lucas to make sure that their are ok. It's revealed, that the Mann in black is no one else than Niccollo and the Z are actually an N as he wanted to take revange on everyone. Niccollo has rats and their only obey him when he whistles. Odette notices when she follows the rats along with Number 9 into the Sweres that it is a trap for Derek. When Odette and Derek had to go someplace else somethings not ok. The children are trapped and Derek Helps them to escape with Odette but got himself trapped.
Niccollo ties Derek in a submarine and leaves a rat. Scully is with him. The rat tries to help Derek, but Derek's life is in danger. Inside the submarine, Derek is trying to get out for air as he is grasping for it. Odette tells her husband, to not giving up. Than she sings their song but Derek can't breath any longer The bogg appears just in time to help the rat and Derek is now free. Niccollo is underarrest. Everthing is going back to normal.
The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music
Odette is hosting a competition to celebrate her daughter's birthday making a Festival. 5 members have entered: Humelani, Anya Isabella, Shamar and Prince Li .All of them are singing with the inspirations of their country. The winner will sing at the bal at the coming of age for Alise. Odette and Derek meet Princess Mei Li of Noble Birth the daughter of the Emperor of Cathay and twin sister of Prince Li to seek for help on them, because her boyfriend Chen a peasant common artist is under a spell forcing him to leave as a dragon and the only way to break the spell is that a child must surrender true love.
Prince Li and Alise become good firends and even Alise had a crush on him and falling in love with him as well, both are explaining that their lost their mother of a young age and begin raised by their father, (The Emperor and Alise's father.) All 4 finalist trying the best with a good preformance. The judges are Queen Uberta Lord Rogers, and Jean-Bob. When Li is the last one of the finalist, he sings Goodbye in his Chinese Manadrin version so full os passion and love as he is singing specially to Alise. When he ended his performance everyone was thilled and Alise too. Odette announces the Winner: Prince Li much to his happiness and Alise embraces him. Later Alise takes Li to Lord Rogers Secret Chambers. When the ball comes Alise's first dance is fith her father Derek, but than Li asks Queen
Uberta to break a tradition just this one that Lucas should dance with Alise. Alise wasn't very pleased to dance with him but in the end she dances and Li surrenders his love to Alise. Unbeknonst to Li, he broke the Spell on Chen and Mei Li is very happy to have her boyfriend back in his human form. At the end of the movie, Alise and Li meet once more and both are saying that both won't forget eachother. At the very end it can be read: To be continued, making a sequel.
The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding
In this movie Odette and her husband Derek are traveling with Ru, Prince Li, Mei Li, and Chen to their wedding and both wear Chinese Cloth to see that Fang is not to be trust and it's to Prince Li and herself so save his sister from Fang evil spell as she turns her into and old woman.
Odette is kind, gentle and sweet to everyone she loves and cares about. She is also very brave and courageous when faced with dangerous situations and is not afraid to speak her mind. She is the only one who can change into a swan by day and regain her human form by night.
As future queen, Odette will do anything to protect her husband, Derek and her daughter, Alise. Odette has a good leadership (like her father did in the first movie) and it is her job to protect her kingdom from her enemies once Derek had defeated Sir Rothbart (who cast a spell on her, wishes to marry her and rule her father's kingdom with her).
Odette is noted to be a truly lovely, fair, graceful, elegant and beautiful woman who has long, golden blonde wavy hair, light skin and amethyst eyes (her eye color may represent her as a very special and unique character) as a swan, her feathers are white with a golden stripe on the middle of her head (maybe to resemble the color of her hair in human form) and violet eyes. As a teenager and an adult she wears a gold heart shaped Swan Locket that Derek gave to her after she was born.
- Before Michelle Nicastro was selected as Princess Odette Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Sally Ann Marsh, Meg Ryan, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Jodi Benson and Kristy Swanson we all considered for of the role Princess Odette.
- The only times Odette didn't turn into a white swan was in A Royal Family Tale; except in a brief flashback during the lullaby "Always With You". The others are Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today Royally Undercover, A Royal Mystery, and the Kingdom of Music and which could imply that she has indeed lost the magical, transformational ability to do so.
- Odette and Derek's duet, "Far Longer Than Forever"; is very similar to Aladdin and Jasmine's duet, "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin as well as Kayley and Garrett's duet "Looking Through Your Eyes" from Quest for Camelot.
- Despite nearly ten years passing between the 2nd and ninth films, Odette and Derek do not have any children aside from their adopted daughter Alise. Possibly indicating that they didn't feel up to raising multiple children; or, more realistically for their era, they had trouble conceiving.