Fairy Godmother is one of the main characters of the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants. She is one of the heroes and she is also the mother of Jane. She is the headmistress of Auradon Prep. She accepts the children of the Isle of the Lost into Auradon Prep and teaches them Remedial Goodness 101 lessons.
Fairy Godmother is portrayed by Melanie Paxson.
She appears when Cinderella was crying outside after Anastasia and Drizella destroyed her ball dress. She then gives Cinderella a new beautiful dress and glass slippers. She turns Jaq and Gus, and two other mice into horses and then turns Bruno into a footman and finally turns an old pumpkin into a carrier. She then reminds Cinderella that she needs to return at home at 12:00 am since the magic that the Fairy Godmother did could only be in progress until midnight.
In the television movie, the Fairy Godmother is played by Melanie Paxson. She is the headmistress of Auradon Prep and has a daughter named Jane who is shy and insecure but fascinated with magic, even if she doesn't let her daughter use it. When the descendants of the heroes' sworn enemies come to Auradon, they have been tasked by their parents to steal her magic wand. The Fairy Godmother teaches "Remedial Goodness" to the villain kids to teach them how to be good.
Despite her younger appearance in the film, Cruella refers to her as an "old bat".
During the beginning scene, she chases away the press from Ben and Mal. They thank her and she disappears. She is heard planning the Royal Cotillion with Jane on the phone on multiple occasions.
At the cotillion, she asks Jane to help out with the punch bowl but is surprised and excited to find out she has a date. She reacts touched and happy when she finds out it is Carlos De Vil, exclaiming: "Bibbidi, Bobbidi!"
Later, Ben and Uma ask her to shut down the Isle of the Lost's barrier but she refuses, knowing he is cursed. After Uma is defeated and Ben's spell is broken, she takes in Mal's spellbook and starts celebrating with Lumiere.
Fairy Godmother is a wise, kind and accepting teacher at Auradon Prep school. She accepted Ben's proclamation of giving the new generation a chance. She tried her best to be patient with them and even gave them the opportunity to speak to their parents. She also tried to defend them on family day and trusted Mal to give her back the wand, being extremely proud when she and the other VKs did so and turned good. She can be strict especially with her daughter. She has given up magic and believes it is what is in the inside that counts. Jane mentions her mother believes the true magic comes from knowledge and books. Despite having given up on magic, she gets annoyed when the villains insult her magic.
She has jet-black hair. She is often seen in a short-sleeved formal blue shirt, with golden buttons and a shirt collar. She has a blue necklace and a long, velvet, violet bow that matches the bow of the animated Fairy Godmother in the animated Disney movie Cinderella.
- She is the headmistress of Auradon Prep.
- Fairy Godmother cannot use magic without her wand.
- She almost never uses her wand and believes the real magic is in regular books and learning.
- It's implied her magic can work in magic-neutralizing barriers IF they were created by her. Such as the Isle of the Lost's barrier.
- She was old in Cinderella but appears to be much younger in Descendants. It is possible she used magic to change her looks.
- The father of her daughter Jane is unknown.
- It is possible she named Jane, after Jane Porter from Tarzan.
- Both Fairy Godmother and Maleficent are the most powerful magical beings according to Audrey.