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This article focuses on one of the second iterations of the Wicked Stepsisters.
For the first iterations, see Clorinda and Tisbe.

With that green thumb of yours, you must know the thing about ivy... In order for it to grow, it has to cling to something else. I've long known she would seek aid and approval.
Victoria Belfrey to Eloise Gardener src

Drizella, also known as Drizzy, and currently known as Ivy Belfrey,[1] is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts in the first episode of the seventh season and is portrayed by guest star Adelaide Kane, and co-stars Anna Cathcart and Lula Mae Melenchuk.

Drizella is based on one of the Wicked Stepsisters from the fairytale, "Cinderella", and on the character of the same name from the Disney film Cinderella. She is also based on one of Rapunzel's two children from the fairytale "Rapunzel".

History

After Fourth Curse

Drizella is the younger daughter of Rapunzel and Marcus Tremaine, and her older sister is Anastasia. During a lean season where food is scarce, she and her family are traveling on a wagon when her mother stops by a garden to pick radishes to feed her family. Rapunzel strangely disappears, with only her cloak left behind, when in fact she becomes entrapped in a tower after making a deal with a witch to secure her family's survival. Marcus eventually remarries to Cecelia and Drizella and Anastasia become stepsisters to Cecelia's daughter Ella. As she was only an infant when Rapunzel disappeared, Drizella becomes close to Cecelia, seeing her as her mother. ("One Little Tear")

Sometime in their childhood when they are older, Drizella and Anastasia play hide-and-seek in a forest at night, with Drizella seeking. However, when she can't find Anastasia, Drizella begins to panic and call for her older sister. She is relieved when she sees a floating lantern, which leads her back to Anastasia and the sisters happily embrace. However, Drizella worries they still cannot find their way home, but Anastasia takes her hands and has her close her eyes as she encourages her that they can do it together. When Drizella opens her eyes, she sees a path of lanterns, which guides them home. ("Sisterhood")

One night, Drizella comes up with an idea to use the lanterns to guide their mother Rapunzel home to her and Anastasia, despite that it's been years since her disappearance. Later, Anastasia is releasing the lit lanterns into the night sky, with Drizella trying to persuade her to come to the parlor to have some dessert. Anastasia doesn't want to give up yet and continues to have faith, even though Drizella thinks nothing will come out of the mission. Unknown to them, Rapunzel manages to escape the tower during this night and follows the lanterns home, where she happily envelopes Anastasia in a hug as Drizella watches. Despite the complicated situation now that Marcus is married to Cecelia and Rapunzel is back, Rapunzel is allowed to work on the estate as a maid and regularly sees her daughters. During an afternoon with her girls, she runs out of tea for them. Anastasia assures her they don't care about the tea and came to see her, however, Drizella reluctantly admits she is rather thirsty. After Marcus comes to pick them up, Rapunzel tells him how distant Drizella is with her, to which he insists she give her time as Drizella was only a baby at the time of Rapunzel's disappearance. ("One Little Tear", "Secret Garden")

During Drizella's birthday party, Rapunzel is serving guests as Cecelia tries to persuade her not to work on her daughter's special day and to instead celebrate the occasion. Drizella gets along well with her sister and Ella, something Marcus notices and suggests to Rapunzel that they as parents should try to do as well, especially since Cecelia has treated Anastasia and Drizella like her own, but Rapunzel refuses to look after Ella. Rapunzel tells him about Drizella's unenthusiastic reaction to the gift she gave her, and to her utter jealousy, she observes Drizella exclaim with joy over a violin that Cecelia gave her and call her "Mother". ("One Little Tear")

After Rapunzel drives Cecelia away by cursing her heart and prompting her to run off, Drizella continues to be on good terms with Anastasia and Ella as Rapunzel and Marcus grow closer. One year later,[2] during a snowy day, the girls build a snowman on a frozen pond, with Rapunzel noticing that the three truly look like sisters. When the snowman's hat blows away, Ella goes to retrieve it as a concerned Anastasia follows after her as she sees the ice beneath Ella is cracking. Rapunzel and Marcus, too caught up in their conversation, don't notice anything amiss until both girls fall into the water. Drizella looks on with horror and clutches hands with her mother as Marcus jumps in to rescue them, but he only manages to grab Ella. Anastasia is eventually found, though she is already dead, to which a desperate Rapunzel gains Gothel's help with preserving her body until she can be brought back to life. ("One Little Tear")

Though Drizella is born with the potential for magic, her mother never lets her cultivate it. As Rapunzel becomes obsessed with reviving Anastasia, Drizella is left feeling neglected and unloved. ("Wake Up Call")

Several years later, Rapunzel, now known as Lady Tremaine, conspires to have Marcus killed, though whether Drizella is aware of her mother's involvement is unknown. After Marcus' death, Ella is forced to be a maid to Drizella and her mother in the manor and earns the nickname "Cinderella". ("Hyperion Heights", "The Garden of Forking Paths")

When Eudora and her daughter Tiana begin selling off their valuables, Drizella visits their estate to look at the wares, where she spots a Firefly Ruby on display. Tiana, recognizing it as her father's medallion, immediately withdraws it from the sale, prompting Drizella to suspect it is worth something. Tiana admits it is a medallion her father earned during the war for his heroism, and in reaction to this story, Drizella snidely remarks about how sad it is that he is no longer alive to save her and her mother from financial ruin. ("Greenbacks")

One night, Drizella prepares to attend a royal ball to catch the eye of a prince, but before leaving to go there, she finds her mother with Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Tremaine explains that if Drizella is to be a princess, she must understand what real power looks like. Upon seeing her mother with the fairy's wand, Drizella becomes excited at the prospect of using it herself, but Tremaine warns her to never rely on magic for power because it can be taken and that fear is true power because it lasts forever. After Drizella apologizes for her lapse in judgment, her mother loftily tries out the wand just to see what it can do. Drizella flinches as she watches the fairy turn into a pile of dust, which Tremaine asks her to tell Cinderella to clean up if she ever returns. Later at the ball, she is rejected by the prince, causing her mother to set her sights on pairing her with the prince's younger brother, who has taken a liking to Drizella. When Cinderella is falsely accused of assassinating the prince, Drizella witnesses a stranger aid in her stepsister's escape. ("Hyperion Heights")

After Lady Tremaine successfully captures the stranger and holds him captive in Cinderella's bedroom, she prepares to leave to continue searching for her stepdaughter, but not before directing Drizella to force Henry into revealing where he hid Cinderella's slipper and then kill him. Drizella states that she doesn't understand why this is necessary, but Lady Tremaine tells her that she does not need to understand, just obey. Henry attempts to plead with Drizella, noting that she seems kinder than her mother, but Drizella smirks, pulls out a dagger, and assures him that she is not. Before she can interrogate him fully, Regina and Hook burst through a portal, defeating the knights guarding the door and demanding that Drizella set Henry free. Drizella is shocked and questions who they are and Regina responds that she is Henry's mother before magically knocking Drizella into a wall, rendering her unconscious. ("A Pirate's Life")

Fed up with her mother's abuse, Drizella makes her way to an old tower to find some magic she can use against her. She opens a box and releases a monstrous plant, which almost devours her, but is saved by Regina. When Regina realizes that she just saved Drizella, she mutters regretfully that she didn't let the plant eat her, but upon hearing the story of Drizella's childhood and her desire to be free from her mother, Regina begins to see a bit of her younger self in the girl and decides to train her. This training, at first, goes poorly as Drizella is barely able to lift the boulder Regina tasks her with, but Regina jumpstarts her magic by knocking a large part of the tower down and almost killing herself, causing Drizella to magically shatter it in order to protect her. They are interrupted by the arrival of Rumplestiltskin, who briefly converses with Regina. Afterward, Regina returns to Drizella with new insight, knowing now that Lady Tremaine must be manipulating her daughter and allowing her to learn magic for a specific reason. Regina and Drizella spy on Tremaine, seeing her using the Fairy Godmother's Wand to give herself the power to rip out and then return Anastasia's heart, which Regina realizes she must be doing as practice. Since Lady Tremaine's earlier plan to use Henry's heart to revive Anastasia was foiled by Regina and Cinderella, Regina and Drizella deduce that she must now be planning to use Drizella's heart now that her heart is full of belief as a result of learning magic. Drizella begins to cry as she realizes she will never have her mother's love and asks Regina to help her kill her, but Regina refuses to let Drizella darken her heart. Angered, Drizella leaves to have Prince Gregor, her fiancé, help her instead. Together with the prince, she confronts her mother, but as Gregor moves to attack Tremaine, he is frozen in place by Regina. Regina gives Drizella one last chance to give up, assuring her that she will not find happiness by killing her mother, but Drizella reveals that she never intended to kill her mother before using her magic to cause one of Lady Tremaine's plants to grow immensely and pierce Gregor's chest, killing him. This darkens her heart, making it utterly useless to Tremaine. Deciding this isn't enough of a punishment, Drizella reveals to her mother that Regina previously told her about the Dark Curse, which she now plans to use to torture her further by making her life a living hell. Regina swears she will defeat Drizella as heroes always break curses, but Drizella smirks and declares she will just have to make her curse hero-proof. ("Wake Up Call")

During Drizella's quest to ensure her curse cannot be broken, she meets Alice, who wants a magical way to protect herself from her father Hook's cursed poisoned heart so that they can be together without harm coming to either of them. Drizella uses this opportunity to trick Alice into believing she has been shielded, which prompts Alice to seek out her father, resulting in Hook being poisoned. As Drizella intended, this causes Alice to run away to New Wonderland, luring in Henry and Cinderella as well. As Henry is searching for Cinderella after she goes into the Infinite Maze to find Alice, he is magically frozen by Drizella, who plucks a spotted mushroom and cuts into it, with intentions of poisoning his heart so that he and Cinderella can never share true love's kiss without there being fatal consequences. Henry makes a feeble attempt at trying to convince her that Cinderella isn't interested in him, but Drizella insists she is not leaving things to chance. She cuts into the mushroom and prepares to slather some of the poison on Henry's chest, but Cinderella arrives in time to punch her in the face, making her recoil and totter off balance from the impact. Drizella is then surprised by Alice, who dumps a looking glass on her to send her home. ("Pretty in Blue")

As she continues to try to cast the Dark Curse, Drizella visits Anastasia and muses on how she came to hate her sister. She is interrupted by the apparent arrival of Regina, who continues to try to convince Drizella to change her mind. When Drizella refuses and attempts to choke her, she reveals herself to actually be Gothel in disguise, testing Drizella to see how dedicated she was. Gothel gives the girl a token with the symbol of the Coven of the Eight and encourages her to join. ("Sisterhood")

Drizella takes Gothel up on her offer and meets her in the forest, where other witches are also attempting to get one of the two spots in the coven. Gothel tasks the witches with finding the golden flowers hidden throughout the forest and encourages them to be cutthroat and show no mercy to their competitors. Drizella questions how this applies to the supposed sisterhood of the Coven and Gothel explains that sisterhood must be earned. Despite this, Drizella is approached by another recruit, Gretel. At first, Drizella threatens the girl with a sharp stick, but after hearing her offer to team up and get an advantage, she decides against it and accepts. They get to know each other, Gretel speaking about her and her brother's encounter with a blind witch that resulted in her wanting magic to become more powerful and her brother becoming mentally unstable, distancing the siblings, while Drizella relates with her own history with Anastasia. They save each other from a trap set up by Gothel and, when they reach a fork in the path, decide to split up, Gretel insisting that she will not stab Drizella in the back and would have let the trap do her dirty work for her if she had ever intended to hurt her. However, before Drizella can follow the path, Gothel appears, claiming the other potential recruits never stood a chance and that Drizella is the only person who she wants in the coven. She explains that the test with the golden flowers was a lie and that her real test is to kill Gretel. Drizella is reluctant but accepts the weapon Gothel offers, hiding it in her cloak as Gretel returns. However, instead of going through with it, Drizella suggests to Gretel that they give up on the coven and run away to find their goals together. Gretel seemingly agrees eagerly but reveals that she found a golden flower and urges Drizella to come closer to look at it. Drizella realizes that Gothel must have given Gretel the same task and refuses, putting her hand on her own weapon. Gretel, still wanting membership in the coven, attacks Drizella, who refuses to fight back and pleads with her to give up, even as Gretel knocks her weapon into a tree and pins her to the ground. With no other choice, Drizella uses magic to pull her weapon out of the tree and into Gretel's back, killing her. Gothel appears behind a mournful Drizella and welcomes her into the coven, congratulating her on passing her test, but Drizella expresses regret for what she has done. ("Sisterhood")

After Henry and Cinderella's daughter Lucy is born, Drizella pays a visit to Henry and his allies to gift them a prophecy of the curse she will cast on the child's eighth birthday. She prepares to retaliate against the heroes when they draw their weapons on her, however, she soon finds herself immobilized and rapidly turning into stone. As Drizella realizes they used blood magic on her, Lady Tremaine arrives, revealing she provided a drop of her blood to trap her. Drizella is unable to stop her own transformation into a statue, but just before she calcifies completely, she swears she will be back in eight years' time. ("The Eighth Witch")

Eight years later, the Drizella statue is now in the courtyard of Queen Tiana's castle, where Lucy's birthday is being held. Gothel arrives with the rest of the Coven of the Eight to free Drizella before offering her aid in fulfilling the prophecy. Drizella looks at the heroes with a triumphant smile as Gothel teleports away with her. Already having the seven curse ingredients in the form of the seven witches, Drizella seeks the eighth and final ingredient: magic from a witch who crushed the heart of the thing she loved most. Since Regina is the perfect candidate for this, the coven of witches kidnap Henry, who is then poisoned by Drizella and Gothel, in order to force Regina into casting the curse, as Henry can only survive if he goes to a Land Without Magic. While the coven, including Drizella, are gathered at the summoning altar, Tremaine shows up to warn her daughter that Gothel is only using her. Drizella ignores her advice and instead states that, in this new land, Tremaine will be cursed to think she cast the curse to revive Anastasia but Drizella will crush her hopes by killing Anastasia. Upon learning Henry has been captured by the witches, the heroes attempt an ambush on the coven, but the plan falls apart once Drizella confirms Henry is poisoned and blackmails Regina into enacting the curse so her son can live. As part of Drizella's failsafe for the curse, if it is broken by true love's kiss, Henry will die. ("The Eighth Witch")

During Fifth Curse

After Regina cast her curse to save Henry's life, Drizella becomes Ivy Belfrey, the haughty daughter of Victoria Belfrey, whom she works for as her personal assistant at Belfrey Towers. She adopts this cursed persona but retains her memories of her past life, while continuing her plans of making her mother suffer for having never loved her. ("Hyperion Heights", "Wake Up Call", "The Eighth Witch")

One morning at work before Victoria arrives, Ivy chides the other office workers to "look busy" and reminds them to not make eye contact with her mother. As Victoria steps out from the elevator, she inquires after the whereabouts of granddaughter Lucy, who has gone missing. Ivy admits she doesn't know but that she will try to find out, to which Victoria corrects her, telling her that instead of trying, she needs to get it done. A little later when Victoria learns from Henry about where Lucy's mother Jacinda Vidrio took the child, Ivy accompanies Officer Rogers in his car to reach the mother-daughter pair. Ivy informs Lucy that Henry revealed their location, although Lucy insists that's not possible. Before ushering her niece into the car, Ivy takes Henry's storybook from Lucy's bag and hands it to Rogers, imploring him to dispose of it as he sees fit since it has caused too much trouble for her niece. Rogers is seemingly mesmerized by the content in the book, however, when Ivy questions if something is wrong, the officer snaps out of his dazed state and assures her all is well. ("Hyperion Heights")

While working at the front desk in Belfrey Towers, Ivy is met by Jacinda, who prompts her for the ticket Victoria promised her so she could attend Lucy's ballet recital. Ivy unceremoniously informs her that because the event is now a charity to raise money for disadvantaged children, the price of the ticket is now $550. Jacinda is floored by this, noting that her stepmother likely raised the price on purpose since her paycheck is only $500. Without missing a beat, Ivy instead simply states if she can't pay in cash at the moment, credit is also accepted. She then smiles smugly at her stepsister, but before Jacinda can think of an answer, both girls turn to look as they notice Victoria walking out of the meeting room. ("A Pirate's Life")

As Ivy is texting on her phone during work, she sees Jacinda coming out of the elevator, prompting her to call security to notify them of a "trash problem". Jacinda assures her stepsister that she knows she is not allowed to see Lucy but that she wanted to drop off her Halloween costume. Ivy is less than pleased about babysitting Lucy, with Jacinda offering to take her place instead, however, Ivy brushes off the suggestion, not wanting to Victoria to find out. Rather than paint Lucy's face to match her costume, Ivy makes her wear a paper bag with a poorly drawn skeleton face on it. Lucy begs to go to the south end of the street where there is a haunted house, but Ivy annoyedly mentions how she is missing the masquerade ball because Victoria wanted Lucy to have a good time. Lucy insists she is not missing anything as she did not get invited to the ball, and further explains that she overheard her complaining about it on the phone. An irritated Ivy suggests that Lucy should consider wearing that paper bag all year around, to which Lucy storms off to a nearby house on her own. When Lucy returns, Ivy is distracted on her phone as she asks if Lucy is done getting candy for the day and complains about her shoes being ruined after she stepped in pumpkin vomit. Only when "Lucy" responds affirmatively, Ivy notices her costume is different before pulling off the bag, revealing she is not Lucy. Ivy rushes to Jacinda's workplace, thinking the girl went to find her mother, only to get into a verbal spat with her stepsister. She mocks Jacinda for hanging around Henry, whom she dubs her "baby daddy", while Jacinda sneers at Ivy for having no friends. After Jacinda insists she can't leave to look for Lucy or she'll be fired, Ivy leaves to look for the child on her own. Out searching for Lucy, Henry finds a tearful Ivy sitting alone. He learns she dislikes following Victoria's orders and that she only does it because, without her mother's approval, she has no one, unlike Jacinda who will always have Lucy even if the two are apart from each other. Henry sympathizes with her loneliness and baggage, which he also admits to having. When Ivy expresses interest in changing, Henry suggests she has to take a risk by doing things differently. She helps to look at the list Jacinda provided with Lucy's possible locations and points out she is likely at the haunted house. With Henry's encouragement, Ivy goes with him to find Lucy, whom they bring back to Jacinda. Ivy sarcastically refers to Lucy as a "little ghoul" who she is returning to Jacinda, but then, in a rare act of kindness, she mentions there is an hour of trick-or-treating left for the trio to go altogether. She also agrees to take care of Victoria if anything arises, causing Jacinda to express her gratitude, though she brushes off her thanks. Later at Roni's, Ivy pours Henry a drink, persuading him to keep her company until she is ready to face the wrath of her mother. She thanks him for helping her put herself first for once and for listening to her side of the story. Ivy asks why he didn't go with Jacinda, with Henry admitting it's complicated, to which she toasts him with the vow to keep things "uncomplicated". Ivy later posts the pictures of her and Henry together on her social media account. ("Beauty", "Wake Up Call")

At the reception desk, Ivy is once again texting on her phone, as Lucy complains about Victoria being late with picking her up for ballet lessons. Ivy shushes her, and without glancing up, tells the girl that she is busy looking for an "annoyed babysitter" emoji on her phone. After Sabine visits to drop off a bag of her homemade sweets for Lucy, Victoria finally arrives, with Ivy inquiring about her whereabouts as she's been trying to get ahold of her for the last hour. Victoria brushes off the question and instead tells her daughter to pick up a few things from a herbalist shop. Ivy wonders if she is doing a cleanse without her, but Victoria denies it and simply insists that she get it done. Later, Ivy returns with the items after visiting three herbalists, remarking that the trip has slowed her down from her emails and made her hair smell. Victoria, uninterested in her prattling, goes to take the elevator, but this only makes Ivy curious enough to ask about where she is going. Still refusing to answer, Victoria cautions her to stop both her questions and complaining and start doing her job before she decides to hire another assistant to take her place. Instead, Ivy uses the security camera to spy on her mother, whom she sees accessing the top floor for where Gothel is hidden. She then phones Henry to tell him she has a lead on Victoria's schemes. While Henry expresses interest in accepting Ivy's help, Roni remains skeptical of the girl's motives and replies to a text that Ivy sends Henry before deleting it from his phone. Ivy, believing Henry has agreed to meet her in the tower lobby, is in the midst of putting on lipstick when Roni shows up instead, asking her to prove she is serious about taking down her mother and that she's not just using this as an opportunity to steal Henry from Jacinda. Ivy then leads Roni to the floor she saw Victoria go to earlier, but unbeknownst to Roni, Ivy tells Gothel to hide so that the latter does not see her. That evening, Ivy visits Victoria in her office and offers to help her mother as it seems she had a bad day. Victoria dryly remarks on her kind gesture and talks about the dream of guiding and caring for a daughter who she could lean on in the same way someday, however, she laments that not all daughters are created equal and Ivy would do best to realize just how badly she is failing right now and that she will continue to fail. Later on, Ivy goes to see Gothel, whose sudden emergence from her hiding spot causes her to break the herbal tea that Victoria prepared for Gothel. The woman questions if the plan worked and if she has gained Roni and Henry's trust, which Ivy confirms she has and that she fooled them as much as she did to her mother. Gothel praises her cleverness; stating that while Victoria cannot see her worth but she does. Ivy is momentarily pleased by her outright approval of her before regaining her composure to instruct Gothel to continue playing her part with Victoria as they discussed. Gothel agrees, and before Ivy turns to leave, she asks her not call her by her cursed name, but her real one: Drizella; proving that she is awake. ("Greenbacks")

On another day, Ivy walks into Victoria's office to find her mother suffering from a migraine. She offers to take the flowers away, citing that their pollen may be the cause, and Victoria grudgingly agrees, complaining that at least it'll stop her from having to hear Ivy's grating voice. In reality, Ivy retrieves these flowers for Gothel and brings them straight to her. Gothel examines them and detects the smallest seed of magic before instructing Ivy to bring her some dirt to plant it in. Ivy grudgingly does as she is told and later watches Gothel magically cause a thorny plant to grow. When Ivy collects liquid from one of the thorns into a bottle, Gothel warns her that the path she plans to take Regina down is a dangerous one. Ivy heads to the bar, where, as she tells Roni that she has new dirt on Victoria, she pours drinks from behind the counter and secretly mixes the plant liquid in Roni's glass. After Roni drinks it, she begins to wake up from the curse and remember her past life as Regina and the Evil Queen. Once Regina remembers everything, she realizes that she cannot break the curse as something terrible will happen to the people she loves if she does and asks if Ivy merely woke her up to gloat. Ivy reveals she needs her help to keep the curse from breaking and blackmails her into separating Henry and Jacinda before they can share true love's kiss. When Rogers is close to finding Eloise, Ivy poisons a criminal named Sam in order to mislead Rogers into believing Victoria was responsible and ultimately leads him to rescue Gothel, who is known by the cursed name Eloise, from her. ("Wake Up Call", "Eloise Gardener")

Upon entering the bar and observing a growing closeness between Henry and Jacinda, Ivy chides Roni to work on pulling the two apart, lest she wants her loved ones to get hurt if the curse breaks. Meanwhile, Victoria discovers Ivy is awake and has been secretly aiding Eloise, whom she moves to another building in the hopes of cutting her off from her daughter. While Ivy is at her work desk in Belfrey Towers, Rogers bursts in demanding to see Victoria as he suspects she is the one holding Eloise captive somewhere. Ivy feigns dismay at his accusation, insisting that her mother has done many things but not that, however, Rogers convinces her into letting him borrow tracking implement on Victoria's car so he can find her. After Rogers rescues Eloise, Ivy is there to see her mother arrested and she admits to her that she killed Sam so Rogers would connect the dots back to Victoria. Ivy relishes in seeing her mother is now the prisoner while Eloise is free, to which Victoria, as she is being placed in the police cruiser, vehemently curses her for unleashing someone who is more dangerous than she can fathom and swears that she will find out soon enough. With Victoria in jail, Jacinda arrives to pick up her daughter, believing they can go home together now that her stepmother is indisposed, but Ivy reveals social services is taking the girl in despite her insistence that Lucy should be with Jacinda. She looks on with a saddened expression as Jacinda is forced to part from Lucy. ("Eloise Gardener")

In the bar back room as Ivy is being recorded on camera by Henry, she tearfully recounts how she thought she knew everything about her mother but not that she was holding a woman captive. Henry then stops recording and thanks her for doing the interview as he knows it must not be easy for her to talk about what happened. Ivy mentions how safe she feels around Henry, not just because she can trust him with her story or because they are friends, but she has taken a shine to his writing skills and asks if he has considered making his blog into a podcast, with Belfrey Towers as his sponsor. Roni interrupts to get Henry's help with unjamming her keg room door, and after Henry has left, she warns Ivy to stay away from him. Ivy instead mocks her for sounding very "Evil Queen" and recalls how much it must've hurt her to have to drive a wedge between Jacinda and Henry during the other night. Roni cautions her to tread lightly with her words or face the wrath of her baseball bat, however, Ivy reminds her that neither of them wants the curse broken and Roni is outnumbered now that Eloise is free from her mother. Roni is surprised to hear she is working with Gothel, even asking how they know each other, but Ivy scoffs, declining to villain monologue for her. As Ivy leaves, she tells Roni to inform Henry that she will call him later so they can finish the interview. She finds Gothel failing to use magic and acknowledges needing Anastasia as her sister's body contains magic which is hers. After finding Anastasia's coffin at her mother's vacation home, Ivy wheels it to Gothel. The pair remove the lid together, only to find no body inside, as they deduct Victoria must have moved her elsewhere. ("Pretty in Blue")

Arriving in the prison visiting room, Ivy unsuccessfully tries to intimidate her mother into revealing Anastasia's whereabouts. The two trade terse words, with Ivy expressing resentment for her favoritism towards Anastasia and Victoria mocking Ivy for not getting enough hugs from her. Ivy eventually leaves empty-handed, but she is accompanied by Gothel when she uses her Car to follow Victoria and Weaver to the mausoleum. Not realizing Victoria has already left, Ivy and Gothel later enter and only find Weaver still inside. Ivy then leaves while Gothel stays to chat with Weaver. After Victoria succeeds in sacrificing Lucy's belief to awaken Anastasia, Ivy jealously watches from outside the hospital room as her mother and sister reunite before walking away with tears in her eyes. ("One Little Tear")

Anastasia, frightened of losing control of her magic after she accidentally causes a disaster, is lured into a trap by Ivy, who gives her a pair of bracelets to dampen her magic. Ivy then persuades Anastasia to go with her to a safer place, though she actually brings her to Gothel. There, Ivy attempts to finally claim Anastasia's magic for herself by grabbing onto her sister's hands, however, she quickly realizes something is wrong when Anastasia is unable to let go of Ivy. It is then Gothel betrays Ivy, revealing that the reverse happened and that Ivy's magic was transferred into Anastasia as she intended for it to happen. Ivy is stunned by this deception just before Gothel pushes her into a well, where she falls to the bottom and sees her mother is also trapped there as well. ("The Eighth Witch")

After Victoria is briefly pulled out of the well and forced by Gothel to confess her many crimes to Anastasia, Ivy observes her mother being dropped back into the well and coldly asks her how it feels to get what she deserves. As Victoria fumbles around the well for a way out, Ivy sarcastically remarks she could use a fairy godmother. Victoria insists Ivy stop being petty in order to rectify her own mistake in trusting Gothel, who stole her magic and is likely done with her, seeing as Ivy is now trapped in a pit with nowhere to go. With a well-aimed shoe heel, Victoria manages to hit the trigger for a rope pulley which allows her and Ivy to be lifted out of the well. As Ivy moves to leave the area, Victoria grabs her arm, telling her that while they have not always seen eye to eye, they have accomplished great things from being aligned together and proposes they work together to defeat Gothel and save Anastasia. Ivy scoffs over her mother's kindness towards her, which, of course, is only because of Anastasia, and bitterly muses about how her mother has never once looked at her as someone deserving of her love. Victoria insists she has never done anything to deserve it, however, Ivy informs her that the lanterns that led Victoria home all those years ago were her idea, not Anastasia's. With this secret revealed, Ivy storms off as a shocked Victoria is left behind. Later, Ivy finds herself teleported into a magic circle at the garden greenhouse, where Gothel intends to sacrifice her life to the resurrection amulet so Lucy can be revived. Victoria, who gave the amulet to Gothel, is stunned as she was unaware a life must be forfeited. As Gothel begins the ritual, Ivy accuses her mother of planning this all along and that this is what she always wanted, while Victoria pleads ignorance. A panicked Victoria tries to make Gothel stop, but when Gothel does not, she charges into the circle to push Ivy out so she can take her place as the sacrifice instead. Watching Gothel restart the ritual, only this time draining away Victoria's life force, a weakened Ivy manages to question her mother's actions, to which Victoria apologizes for being so focused on one daughter when she already had Ivy by her side all this time. Upon choking out one last apology, Victoria collapses and tries to be reassuring to Ivy, who weeps and witnesses her take her last breath. Some moments later, Ivy strokes her mother's face absentmindedly as Rogers and Weaver arrive, believing they are coming across the aftermath of Gothel's cult ritual gone wrong. Ivy tells them it was supposed to be her who should have died but her mother saved her. When asked by Rogers if she is okay, she vacantly says she is not sure. ("Secret Garden")

A week after Victoria's death, Ivy sorts through her mother's many belongings at Belfrey Towers, where she is grateful to see Henry, whom she asked to come over. She shares with him her confusion over what to do with herself now that the mother she hated is dead and the fact Victoria had loved her all this time without her knowing it. Having no one else to turn to in this difficult time, she considers Henry the only one who understands her as he has lost family like her and perhaps they could fix each other. She draws him into a kiss, but Henry pulls away, suggesting to her that this isn't what she needs right now. Ivy believes otherwise and tries to kiss him again, however, Henry reasons he has been where she is and done stupid things to drown out his feelings when his family died. Ivy is upset at his insinuation of her, but he explains she's still in the grieving process and trying to hold onto something as a distraction. Despite how alone Ivy feels, he persuades her to reach out to the remaining family she has left, Jacinda and Lucy, even if she feels they hate her because they could help her figure out the person she is meant to be now. Later, Ivy shows up at Jacinda's doorstep with a box of her old stuff that Victoria kept. Jacinda wonders about the real reason she came and questions if she even cared that Victoria died, to which Ivy defensively states she is still working through it and what she and her mother had was not the mother-daughter bond that Jacinda has with Lucy. However, Jacinda reveals all relationships have problems, including a rift she and Lucy are having which she blames herself for. Ivy admits she is not a fan of Jacinda's self-pitying ways but agrees that, unlike Victoria, she is a great mother who lets her daughter know she is loved. Realizing Ivy had a deeper reason for coming to see her, Jacinda envelopes her in a hug before giving her a doll, whom Ivy recognizes as her childhood toy Beatrice. As the sisters reminisce about their childhoods, Ivy comes up with an idea of how to fix things for her mother and leaves in a hurry. At Henry's apartment, Ivy thanks him for his earlier advice with a box of mochi from Lucky Cat Cafe. She expresses a desire to continue fixing her mistakes and then asks him to help track down her other sister, Anastasia, by being the hero he is deep down inside. ("Knightfall")

While still at the apartment, Ivy receives a cup of hot cocoa from Henry, which she fondly recalls Anastasia used to make for her all the time whenever she was feeling down. She has hopes it is not too late to make amends with her, and Henry gives her the suggestion she could give a genuine apology to show how truly sorry she is. Ivy agrees, deciding she is going to leave to find Anastasia, but when Henry wants to join her, she instead redirects him to be with someone he is meant to be with: Jacinda. Since things are not going so well with Jacinda, Henry considers maybe he is meant for a life of wallowing and that at least it'll help him be a better writer. Ivy tells him to stop being so cynical because things will get better for him eventually, and when that happens, she hopes he can forgive her. She says that out of everyone she has wronged, she is the sorriest for what she has done to him. Henry is confused by her apology, but Ivy elaborates on how she wishes she could've met him before she became who she was and that she might've made better choices in life. Before heading out the door, she gives him a kiss on the cheek and says goodbye to him. ("The Girl in the Tower")

In her mother's old office, Ivy yells at someone on the phone whom she hired to find Anastasia and she orders the person to get the job done soon. Gothel arrives, hoping to renew the deal they had to find Anastasia and obtain her magic, but Ivy declines to help her as it means her sister will have to die for the magic will go to Gothel so she can get her hands on the Dark One Dagger. Gothel muses that while Ivy's desire to honor Victoria's dying wish is noble, she won't find Anastasia if she has run out of time. She then hands Ivy a pink bag and tells her it was already outside when she came to see her. Ivy inspects the bag, pulling out a heart-shaped box with her name on it, which means she is the next target of the same killer who recently murdered two coven members. Gothel mentions she already siphoned some of Anastasia's magic and intends to take the rest once Ivy is gone, however, Ivy is unconcerned about the killer. Gothel insists she will end up dead like the murderer's other victims, but Ivy refuses to give in to her, to which Gothel leaves her to her fate. As Ivy enters the parking garage, she hears someone approaching and arms herself with pepper spray but becomes scared when the lights go out. She tries to go back through the door into the building, only it's locked, and then sees a masked man who charges at her with a knife. She pepper sprays him and is then tripped by her assailant, who attempts to stab her again. Ivy wrestles with him before kicking him with her stiletto and fleeing while he is still down. Seeking asylum at the bar, Ivy begs Roni to protect her from the killer. Roni refuses since Ivy does not have a cure for Henry's poisoned heart, but upon seeing the girl's desperation and fear when she has no magic or allies, Roni allows her to stay at the bar while she calls Weaver. Later, Ivy is approached by Mr. Samdi, who introduces himself as the witch doctor Dr. Facilier and does a card reading of her future. Samdi persuades her that the killer will continue coming after her and she can trust no one but herself to decide her own fate. He offers her a magic bean to escape to another realm, but it requires Anastasia's magic and she can either sacrifice her sister or let her sister die under Gothel's control. Ivy questions how she is even supposed to find Anastasia after days of searching for her with no success and Samdi provides a facedown card, telling her it will bring Anastasia to her. She then flips the card over to look at it, which has a picture of Anastasia with the lit lanterns that she and her sister once bonded over as children. ("Sisterhood")

In a secluded field somewhere in town, Ivy prepares several lit lanterns and releases one into the air just as Anastasia shows up, clearly distrustful of her since their last run-in. Ivy confesses she did bad things because she was scared and lost, but now she has a magic bean that can take both of them home, and she admits she needs her sister back. Anastasia softens at Ivy's honesty and runs up to hug her, however, when she asks to see the bean so they can leave, Ivy unfurls her palm to reveal red dust which she blows into her sister's face. As Anastasia falls unconscious from the dust's effect, Ivy apologizes for betraying her and that while she tried to do the right thing like their mother wanted, she doesn't want to die and has to choose to think about herself over Anastasia. After Samdi takes a portion of Anastasia's magic and prepares to put an end to the girl's life, Gothel arrives to wake up Anastasia. Samdi advises Ivy to do what she must do before he flees; leaving Ivy to deal with the brute of her sister's ire as Gothel goads Anastasia into exacting revenge on her sister by killing her. Ivy owns up to the mistakes she made under Gothel's tutelage but insists she does love and care for Anastasia despite tricking her in the worst way. She reveals Gothel will get Anastasia's magic no matter who is killed, whether herself or Anastasia, but as she no longer wants her fate to be dictated by Gothel, she is willing to die at her sister's hands if necessary. Hearing this, Anastasia comes to her senses and sides with Ivy while Gothel is forced to retreat with her plans failed. In the aftermath, Weaver and Roni come to find the girls. Ivy expresses regret towards Roni for not listening to her all those years ago when she was her magic student and now realizes the strongest magic really does come from love and family. Roni, while not having quite forgiven her for poisoning Henry, acknowledges Ivy wasn't the only one culpable since the coven helped her, in addition to Gothel manipulating her. She gives Ivy her blessing to leave with Anastasia, who needs to be protected so Gothel can never use her Guardian powers. Ivy then asks if she forgives her, to which Roni states she understands her and believes she can change. After Anastasia powers up the bean, she and Ivy use it to open a portal and return to the New Enchanted Forest. ("Sisterhood")


Magical Abilities

Former Magical Abilities

  • Telekinesis - Ability to control the movement of objects or other people/animals.
  • Teleportation - Ability to magically teleport oneself and/or others from one location to another.

Family

Unknown
 
 
 
Cecelia
 
 
Marcus Tremaine
 
 
 
Rapunzel Tremaine
Victoria Belfrey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cinderella
Jacinda Vidrio
 
 
 
Henry MillsAnastasiaPrince Gregor
 
Drizella
Ivy Belfrey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lucy

Notes:

  • Solid lines denote blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • † denotes the deceased
  • Drizella and Prince Gregor were engaged

Trivia

Etymology

  • The name "Ivy" is a reference to the ivy plant, which has to cling to something else, like trees or buildings, in order to survive; much like Drizella/Ivy does to her sister, then her mother, and then Eloise Gardener. Victoria makes a reference to this in "Eloise Gardener", where she compares Ivy to the plant and says that in order for it to grow, it has to cling to something else.
  • The last name "Belfrey" is a reference to the word "belfry", which is part of a bell tower or steeple in which bells are housed. Ivy's mother, Victoria Belfrey, is the CEO of Belfrey Towers, and her original counterpart was also locked up in a tower.

Character Notes

Production Notes

  • When the first Cinderella's stepsisters were re-introduced in "The Other Shoe", the writers considered naming one of them "Drizella", but they ultimately chose to call them Clorinda and Tisbe. According to Jane Espenson, the reason is that there were already two characters whose name ended with "-ella": Cinderella herself and Cruella.[5]
  • According to Adam Horowitz, Drizella is "deliciously evil". He also added that "she takes a lot of abuse from her mom. But I wonder how long that will last".[6]
  • Adelaide Kane revealed that her slogan for Drizella is "buttoned up and bitchy". She also described her character as "a very high-strung, slightly ditzy young woman and she's just very petty", comparing her to "that awful bully in high school". However, she also explained that Drizella "doesn't know how to win people to her side, so she's just alone, snappy, snarky, sarcastic and miserable all the time".[7]
  • Anna Cathcart, who plays Tween Drizella in "One Little Tear", played the role of Drizella's daughter, Dizzy Tremaine, in the musical fantasy Disney Channel film Descendants 2.

Costume Notes

Appearances

See also

References

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  2. As stated by Cinderella in "Pretty in Blue", Marcus searched Cecelia for an entire year before giving up on her.
  3. ivy green. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved on October 21, 2018.
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  5. TwitterLogo @JaneEspenson (Jane Espenson) on Twitter. "We played with the idea of using Drizella, but Ella/Drizella/Cruella... we have a lot of Ellas." (screenshot)
  6. Tumblr The Enchanted Forest News Service — September 16, 2017: EW fall preview article pre 7.01 on Tumblr
  7. Abrams, Natalie (September 21, 2017). Spoiler Room: Scoop on Hawaii Five-0, Blacklist, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and more. Entertainment Weekly. “Lady Tremaine is certainly not the only one who’s wicked this season. "My slogan for [Drizella] is buttoned up and bitchy," Adelaide Kane says with a laugh. "She seems like a very high-strung, slightly ditzy young woman and she’s just very petty and she’s like that awful bully in high school except that she doesn’t know how to win people to her side, so she’s just alone, snappy, snarky, sarcastic and miserable all the time."”
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    Inside the Once Upon a Time Costume Closet with Adelaide Kane. TVGuide (October 25, 2017). (note that TV Guide's video only mentions Drizella's under dress, but if you compare the outfits, you can see that she is wearing the same dress as well)
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