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Countess Cassandra is the mother of Chimera, and almost had been the step-mother of Stella. She was one of the most respected people on Solaria as well as one of the most influential ones at the royal court, but after people found out that King Radius was enchanted by her, she and Chimera were both banished from Solaria and were sent to the dungeons.
Cassandra has long honey-blonde hair that cascades gracefully to her knees, brown eyes and bright emerald green earrings with blue dangle ends that match the green gemstone on her gold-and-purple banded bosom.. She wears a skinny mermaid-style light purple-pink dress that has a gold swirly design at her hips, and a wide light-blue piece of fabric that flows out of a bright emerald jewel on her chest down to the floor, with a thick puffy-ish indigo band along the bottom of her purple-pink over-dress with puffy sleeves on her elbow. She has an indigo cape/robe that hooks on to the emerald jewel in front, white fur lining the edges and has several tufts of white fur on the end.
She retains her tiara and earrings from her civilian form but are colored in purple. She wears a veil and her dress has a pink top with shoulder lavender straps attached to the side of it and it extends past her hips with white lines down the middle of the top and the bottom section of the top. She wears fabric like wristbands. The gown is an A-shape gown with the lower portion being a much light shade of pink and is slightly fluffy.
At first, Cassandra seems welcoming and kind to Stella and Bloom but it is merely a facade. For instance, she insults Stella behind her back. Cassandra is also aware of Chimera's deep hatred for Stella and pretended to be confused when the two were having conflicting issues.
It is suspected that she never truly loved King Radius and only wished to wed him for power, because as soon as Valtor offered her more potent powers to control Solaria, she wasted no time in accepting the offer. Meaning her lust for power is very strong and unlike her daughter, she is more patient but less cautious of strangers especially if there's an opportunity she can benefit from.
During her informal reign of Solaria, she revealed her true goals - dominating Solaria with an iron fist. She showed hostility towards the King's subject and friend, all for asking an honest question about Stella's birthright to the throne. Cassandra is ambitious and will stop at nothing to get her way. She can also be aggressive, as she attacked the people who wanted to arrest her after her plans were revealed to the kingdom.
Countess Cassandra made her first appearance in Valtor's Mark. When she sees Chimera and Stella fight, she questions Bloom and Bloom happily answers her. She becomes envious of Stella, thinking she is the only thing King Radius cares about. Valtor gives Countess Cassandra and Chimera new powers in exchange for power of the second sun of Solaria. During the princess ball, Chimera casts a terrible spell on Stella (transforming her into a hideous monster) while Countess Cassandra puts King Radius under her control.
She is seen on Eraklyon, commenting how Stella was a troublemaker. When Sky ordered his guards to capture the Winx, as he was under Diaspro's spell, the dragons that were released and began running amok during the celebration. This caused the guests to flee, including her and Chimera. She told Radius to keep the dragon busy and left Eraklyon with just her daughter, leaving Radius behind.
Before the wedding, she makes sure that Stella was not put on the guest list, and was surprised when Stella was able to stop the ceremony anyway. When the spell over King Radius is broken, he commands the guards to arrest Countess Cassandra and Chimera and banishes them.
After Valtor had given Cassandra more potent powers, she often utilizes them to control others.
Use of Magic
- “Radius, this monster is not your daughter. Listen to my voice... now do as I say”: She places this spell on Radius’s back, which glows a light shade of blue, that enchants Radius to fall under her control. She used it in Season 3 Episode 2.
- Unnamed reinforcement spell: She forms a blue sphere in her hand to reinforce Radius’s cooperation, when a member of the Solarian court questions Cassandra's decision in making Chimera crown princess instead of Stella. She used this in season 3 episode 6.
- Unnamed attack spell: She forms a green sphere and launched it at the people who wanted to arrest her. She used it in Season 3 Episode 19.
- According to Greek Mythology, Cassandra was a Trojan princess who obtained the Gift of Prophecy (which is to be able to predict the future) from the god Apollo when she promised him to become his bride, but later broke her promise. The god, angered, cursed her that her predictions will always come true, but that no one will ever believe her. In that way she tried to tell her people during the Trojan War that the Trojan Horse was a trap and would bring doom to her city, but no one believed her and Troy was destroyed. This curse caused her a lot of suffering throughout her life, and ended by being the cause of her death.