Maleficent's Staff' is a magical object owned by Maleficent.
Disney's "Sleeping Beauty": A length of twisted birchwood encased in gold and surmounted by an engraved lotus bearing a glowing orb of crystal.
ABC's "Once Upon A Time": A length of twisted willow surmounted by a blackened iron dragon, between whose wings rests a crystal orb filled with swirling mists.
Role in Sleeping BeautyEdit
Maleficent appears with her staff during when she interrupts the celebration. She uses the staff t put a curse on Aurora. Maleficent says before the suns set on her sixteenth birthday, she shall prick on finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die. When King Stefan orders her guards to arrest her, Maleficent uses her staff to flee with her bird, Diablo. Maleficent's staff is used to punish her goblin and kobold goons for failing to find Aurora. (They had been searching in cradles for sixteen years).
On the eve of Princess Aurora's sixteenth birthday, the staff is used to transform Maleficent into a will-o'-the-wisp , hypnotizing Aurora before luring her to a remote tower, where Maleficent transforms into the spinning wheel on which Aurora pricks her finger to fulfill the curse.
Maleficent uses the staff to summon lightning bolts and spells aimed at Phillip in order to hinder him, including a "forest of thorns", which she conjures by calling for this spell into the crystal sphere of her staff:
"A forest of thorns shall be his tomb!
Bourne through the skies on a fog of doom!
Now go with the curse, and serve me well!
'Round Stefan's castle, CAST MY SPELL!"
Phillip is able to overcome the thorns, so Maleficent uses the staff to personally deal with him by transporting herself in front of King Stephan’s' castle, blocking his entry. She then tells him that he shall have to fight her, and "all the powers of Hell" and transforms into a huge dark dragon. Though she overwhelms him, and it looks like Phillip is about to meet his death, the three fairies transfer some of their power to Phillip's sword with this incantation:
"Thou sword of truth, fly swift and sure, that evil die and good endure!"
And so he throws the weapon into her heart, fatally wounding her. As she falls forward, she attempts to devour him, but misses, and her heavy weight causes the cliff beneath her to crumble, and she falls to her death. All that's left behind is her shredded robe, with the sword still speared in it as it blackens.
Role in ABC's "Once Upon A Time"Edit
In the television series, Maleficent (played by Kristin Bauer van Straten of "True Blood" fame) possesses a staff in which she hides the darkest, most vile curse imaginable. The Evil Queen, Regina (Lana Parrila) bests Maleficent in a duel and takes the staff, only to smash the crystal upon the floor, revealing the scroll upon which the spell is written. Maleficent warns the Queen, however, that All power comes with a price.
Role in the "House Of Mouse"Edit
Maleficent's staff is used to punish the goons and to bop Hades and Captain Hook on their heads. (Halloween in Hades) Maleficent's staff zaps Jafar during their date after he tells her that he's been searching for a Diamond in the Rough. (Max's Embarassing Date)
Role in "Mickey's House Of Villains"Edit
During the song "It's Our House Now", when the villains take over the House of Mouse, Maleficent uses her staff to transform into a fire-breathing dragon, impressing Chernabog, the Beast of Bald Mountain.
|"Listen well, all of you!", "Maleficent's Staff,"|
is nothing more than an insignificant stub.
It is in desperate need of more content.
So says Maleficent:
the Mistress of All Evil.