Enchanted’s Queen Narissa = Final Fantasy 8’s Sorceress Edea


So I watched Disney’s Enchanted the other day, and caught some of the many references to earlier Disney works.

But I also noticed something about the villainess Queen Narissa’s costume when she steps into live action. Observe…

Queen Narissa from Echanted, 2007:

Sorceress Edea Kramer from Final Fantasy VIII, 1999:

Note the form-fitting and shapely single piece dress, flowing cape, plunging neckline, fluffy shoulder accessories, and over-the-top decor placed behind the neck.

Here’s another comparison close-up:

Note the elaborate metal tiara headgear, the strongly painted eyebrows, the goth eyeshadow and the dark lipstick. You can see the behind-the-neck getup clearly too.

Evil witch fashion rip-off much?

Okay, so I logicked that Disney and Final Fantasy have crossovers in the Kingdom Hearts series, but it’s still quite a stretch to count Edea as a ‘Disney reference’, particularly when she doesn’t even appear in the series as far as I know.

See also similar comparison in Star Wars’ General Grievous = Warhammer 40,000’s Necron Lord.


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9 Responses to “Enchanted’s Queen Narissa = Final Fantasy 8’s Sorceress Edea”

  1. lwy Says:

    I don’t see much of a rip-off of it. Sure, we can be quickly reminded of a small resemblance, but really now. Edea’s design is simpler, with that funny thing jutting out from her back forming the veil. The Disney one is… different in many ways. :O

  2. Scott Thong Says:

    Lolol, I’m just kidding around.

    Would love to see a catfight when they both show up at the prom tho :p

  3. Charlie Says:

    I did a specific search on google just to see if I was the only one who thought they resembled one another. Edea is much cooler, though.

  4. Scott Thong Says:

    Kewl, I’m not alone either!

    Convinced one guy who was watching Enchanted on cable at the same time as me that they had a resemblance, so that makes three!

  5. Levon83 Says:

    Personally, I always thought of Edea as one of the most evil villains, until I found out she wasn’t really a villain at all. Just watching her during the game and her dialog actually sent chills down my spine.

  6. Vincent Vega Says:

    She does not seem as though she has that much in common, both are just general evil witch types.

  7. Nina Says:

    Sorry to disappoint you, but I highly doubt that Narissa’s design was influenced by Edea’s design. Narissa’s design is a typically evil dark sorceress, if you watch a few other movies or TV-series with evil sorceresses, you’ll see that many of them have similar costumes to Narissa, so I wouldn’t really say that she was ripped of Edea, seeing as her costume is equally similar or even more similar to many other dark sorceress outfits.

  8. Scott Thong Says:

    Well, I wasn’t really serious about the rip-offing, but you have a point… Most character designs fall into one of several broad archetypes. For instance, the pointy-hatted wizard archtype is full of copycats.

  9. Molly Says:

    Narissa’s costume is much different, in my opinion, than Edea’s. Narissa has a very extravagantly designed costume, where Edea has a very calm, smooth costume. Her dress is much softer, less attention grabbing. As for the plunging neckline, Narissa has a fairly low cut top, however, Edea’s breasts would fall out of her dress, if she stretched the wrong way, haha! Obviously, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean. Plus, there’s the helmet-type-deal on Edea’s head, it’s more a helmet than a tiara. However, I do have to say, I can see where you would think so.

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