For the second iterations, see Drizella and Anastasia.
Tisbe is based on the Wicked Stepsisters from the fairytale, "Cinderella".
After their mother marries, Clorinda and Tisbe gain a stepsister named Ella. One day, Prince Thomas' footman, Jacob, comes to deliver an invitation to the King's ball. Tisbe and Clorinda rush to meet the messenger, while pushing Ella out of the way. Lady Tremaine begins picking out gowns for her daughters, but decides none of them are suitable and that she'll have to sell porcelain to buy them new dresses. Ella asks if she may attend the ball, which Tisbe finds amusing. When Ella shows them a dress she inherited from her deceased mother, Lady Tremaine gives the dress to Clorinda, who shoves it into the furnace to burn it as Tisbe holds back Ella. When Ella pulls out the ruined dress, Tisbe comments that they are just cinders, and Clorinda then coins the nickname "Cinderella" for Ella, after poking fun of her for being covered in cinders because of the burnt dress. The three laugh over Ella's misery and then leave to prepare for the ball. ("The Other Shoe")
After Cinderella is forbidden to leave the house, she sees Clorinda, Tisbe and their mother take a carriage to the ball at the King's castle. She is forced to stay behind, and sadly watches them leave. ("The Price of Gold")
At the ball, Tisbe is with Clorinda in the crowd of party-goers, while Cinderella slips past the pair without them noticing. At some point during the evening, Tisbe meets a duke. ("The Other Shoe")
|Mother †||Father †||Lady Tremaine||Unknown|
|CinderellaAshley Boyd||Prince ThomasPrince Thomas||Clorinda||Tisbe|
- Solid lines denote blood relationships
- Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
- Lady Tremaine has been married twice
- Tisbe has one stepsister via her mother's second marriage
- Alexandra was conceived in the Enchanted Forest, but born in Storybrooke
- Tisbe's name is taken from an operatic adaption of "Cinderella" called La Cenerentola, composed by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto written by Jacopo Ferretti.
- Jane Espenson stated on Twitter that a last name was never established for Tisbe and her sister.
- Tisbe, along with Clorinda and Lady Tremaine, has the longest gap between her first and second appearances with one hundred and nine episodes episodes between "The Price of Gold" and "The Other Shoe".
- When the first Cinderella's stepsisters were re-introduced in Season Six, 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. ("The Other Shoe")
- Tisbe was supposed to appear in more scenes, but they were cut due to there being not enough time.
- Despite not being a clear reference or allusion to them, Tisbe shares some similarities with Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine from the Disney film Cinderella:
- Like Drizella, she wears a yellowish dress before the ball. Moreover, they both have no proper storyline, except being mean to Cinderella and obedient to their mother. ("The Other Shoe")
- Like Anastasia, she wears a pink dress during the ball and has her hair styled similarly. ("The Price of Gold", "The Other Shoe")
|Once Upon a Time: Season One|
|"Pilot":||"The Thing You Love Most":||"Snow Falls":||"The Price of Gold":||"That Still Small Voice":||"The Shepherd":||"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter":||"Desperate Souls":||"True North":||"7:15 A.M.":||"Fruit of the Poisonous Tree":|
|"Skin Deep":||"What Happened to Frederick":||"Dreamy":||"Red-Handed":||"Heart of Darkness":||"Hat Trick":||"The Stable Boy":||"The Return":||"The Stranger":||"An Apple Red as Blood":||"A Land Without Magic":|
|Once Upon a Time: Season Six|
|"The Savior":||"A Bitter Draught":||"The Other Shoe":||"Strange Case":||"Street Rats":||"Dark Waters":||"Heartless":||"I'll Be Your Mirror":||"Changelings":||"Wish You Were Here":||"Tougher Than the Rest":|
|"Murder Most Foul":||"Ill-Boding Patterns":||"Page 23":||"A Wondrous Place":||"Mother's Little Helper":||"Awake":||"Where Bluebirds Fly":||"The Black Fairy":||"The Song in Your Heart":||"The Final Battle Part 1":||"The Final Battle Part 2":|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 https://twitter.com/JaneEspenson/status/785281641291784193
- ↑ https://twitter.com/JaneEspenson/status/908511435864522753
- ↑ https://twitter.com/JaneEspenson/status/785276439700475904
- ↑ https://twitter.com/JaneEspenson/status/908510283101908992
- ↑ File:603InvitationIsAsGood.png
- ↑ File:603EllaSpotsStepsisters.png