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You should've taken my deal, now you will spend the rest of your life being a slimy little frog.
―Dr. Facilier to Tiana

Dr. Facilier is the main antagonist in the 2009 Disney film The Princess and the Frog and a supporting character in Descendants 3. He is one of the villains brought back to life to be imprisoned in the Isle of the Lost. He is Freddie and Celia Facilier's father. He is the founder and headmaster of its school, Dragon Hall. He is portrayed by Jamal Sims.


Before the formation of Auradon[]

      Further information: The Princess and the Frog

Dr Facilier in The Princess and the Frog

Dr. Facilier as he appears originally in The Princess and the Frog.

Wishing to get his hands on the fortune of "Big Daddy" La Bouff, Dr. Facilier sees his opportunity with the arrival of Prince Naveen in New Orleans. After allying himself with his butler, Lawrence, Facilier tricks Naveen and turns him into a frog, while he offers Lawrence a talisman that turns him into Naveen, so that he can marry Charlotte La Bouff and between the two of them take over the his father's fortune.

Needing Naveen's blood to keep the talisman's spell working, Facilier makes a deal with his "friends on the other side" promising that he will take over New Orleans for them in exchange for their help in capturing the escaped Prince Naveen. with which they send an army of shadows to achieve it.

After attempts to capture Naveen and get Lawrence to marry Charlotte, Tiana takes the talisman. Facilier offers to help her get the restaurant she dreams of in exchange for the talisman. However, Tiana does not fall for her tricks and destroys the talisman, causing the spirits on the other side, seeing that he will not be able to fulfill her deal with them, take him to their world.

Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel[]

Dr. Facilier is one of the many villains trapped on the Isle of the Lost. There, he serves as the sinister headmaster of the island's school, Dragon Hall, which he also founded, following his failure to steal the La Bouff's fortune. The intention was to utilize the knowledge of older villains, to teach the younger generation the ways of villainy, and to one day successfully dominate, once their powers are restored. Facilier also served as an inspiration to a plot concocted by Jay, son of Jafar.

Descendants: Wicked World[]

He is mentioned by his daughter Freddie that he can remember everyone's death days, but he can never remember Freddie's birthday. He was mentioned again by Freddie when she mentions to CJ Hook that she has already lived in her father's shadow and refuses to live in CJ's shadow.

Descendants 3[]

He is shown running his arcade business, when he receives a visit from his daughter Celia and her friends. After happily greeting her daughter, she asks for the key to Hades' lair.

Later, when the barrier of the Isle of the Lost is removed, he arrives in Auradon with Lady Tremaine and Mr. Smee, where he is happily reunited with his daughter.

Powers & Abilities[]

  • Voodoo: Dr. Facilier is a bokor that performs left-handed or Petro Voodoo (the dark and stereotypical voodoo magic and witchcraft).
    • Spell Casting: Dr. Facilier has the power to cast spells. He can conjure up objects, transform people into animals, and cast illusions too.
    • Potion Brewing: Dr. Facilier has the ability to brew beverages that can result in magical effects.
    • Divination: Dr. Facilier has the ability to gain insight into a question or situation using cards. This is considered Facilier's specialty, due to his skill in card manipulation.
    • Mediumship: Dr. Facilier has the power to perceive and communicate with spirits and those who are in the afterlife. Facilier has "Friends on the Other Side" which he controls and commands.



  • When Freddie tells Ben that her dad is all about The Other Side, it's a reference to his villain song, "Friends on the Other Side".
  • He can know every ghost's death date, but can never remember Freddie's birthday.
  • Facilier's crimes were
    • To take the La Bouff Fortune
    • Attempted Murder (Prince Naveen (implied), Big Daddy La Bouff)
    • Animal Transformation (Prince Naveen)
  • Facilier was the fourth villain in a Walt Disney Animation Studios film who was betrayed or killed by their minion(s). The first being Scar, the second Governor Ratcliffe, and the third Yzma.
  • He was originally going to be the son of Mama Odie in an an earlier script for The Princess and the Frog.
    • If this idea was kept, then Mama Odie was almost the grandmother of Freddie and Celia.
  • Facilier was the first black Disney villain.
  • In the book Freddie's Shadow Cards, CJ Hook gives Dr. Facilier's old shadow cards to Freddie after she found them at some point and hidden them underneath the Tourney field bleachers.


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