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Facilier's Shadow is the tertiary antagonist in The Princess and the Frog.

Background

As the shadow of Doctor Facilier, it is completely loyal to him and serves as his inner darkness. Despite being somewhat one of Facilier's "Friends on the Other Side", it has no association with them, and especially fears the fate it and Facilier will face if he fails to pay back his debt making it seem that Facilier's voodoo mastery gave his inner darkness a form of a shadow. He doesn't speak, and communicates with Facilier through movements, though, at one point, he did chuckle in a sinister way after humiliating Lawrence.

Role in the film

On a busy day in New Orleans, Facilier suddenly gains the urge to become the wealthiest man in the city upon witnessing the vast wealth of Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff. He and Shadow soon learn that Prince Naveen of Maldonia was visiting the city that same day to marry Big Daddy's daughter, Charlotte La Bouff. Facilier tricks the Prince into striking a deal, turning him into a frog. Meanwhile, Naveen's former valet, Lawrence, became part of the scheme, disguising himself as the Prince in order to marry Charlotte. Once they marry, Facilier would murder Big Daddy, thus having the fortune handed down to Lawrence and the villains.

However, the real Naveen comes across a waitress named Tiana who dreams of opening her own restaurant. Believing helping the prince break the spell would help her obtain money to open said restaurant, Tiana agrees to help, and proves to be a challenge once the trinket that powers Lawrence's disguise is stolen by Tiana and Naveen's firefly friend, Ray. Facilier and the shadows chase after Ray while Naveen is being held captive by Lawrence. Ray manages to give the talisman over to Tiana, telling her she needs to keep it away from the Shadow Man. Tiana escapes with the talisman whilst Ray begins destroying the shadow demons. Facilier stops this by killing Ray. With him out of the way, the Shadow Man and his legion of demons head onward to Tiana. Facilier and the shadows have Tiana cornered, soon enough. Faciller's shadow closes in on her. However, the shadow cringes back in fear as she threatens to destroy it much to Faciller's and the shadows' fear, prompting Facilier to quickly make an attempt to strike a deal. He tries to manipulate Tiana into handing over the talisman in exchange for granting Tiana's dreams to open the restaurant she's dreamed of having since she was a little girl. Though Tiana was against the deal, Facilier decided to bring up people's doubts of her before settling on the subject of her deceased father, telling her that his dream never came true, but by accepting the offer, she could make it happen. The discussion of James actually backfires on the evil doctor, and Tiana realizes that while her father didn't get what he wanted, he had love, which was much more important than what he wanted. However, Tiana denies the deal, not falling for Facilier's manipulation and attempts to destroy the talisman, but Facilier's living shadow grabs it and hands it back to the doctor. Tiana is changed back to a frog and held down by the evil doctor. Facilier taunts the heroine, telling her she'd always be a frog for "foolishly" denying his deal. Fortunately, with quick thinking and a flick of her tongue, Tiana gets hold of the talisman and shatters it to pieces. Once said trinket is destroyed by Tiana, Facilier's deadline expires, and he and his shadow are dragged down to the voodoo underworld for all eternity.

Disney Parks

The Shadow actually appears in a few spots throughout the Disney theme parks around the world, always alongside Facilier himself. Some of these roles include a cameo in Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, and an appearance in Disney Dreams.

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Media

Film: The Princess and the Frog
Television: A Poem Is... | Sofia the First
Video Games: The Princess and the Frog | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks | Disney Universe | Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
Books: Little Golden Book | Ultimate Sticker Book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Tiana's Cookbook: Recipes for Kids | Graphic Novel | The Art of The Princess and the Frog
Music: Original Songs and Score | Bayou Boogie

Disney Parks

Club Villain | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Entertainment: Disney's Believe | Disney's Showtime Spectacular | Disney Dreams! | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | Tiana's Showboat Jubilee! | Villains Tonight! | World of Color
Parade: Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Halloween: Celebrate the Magic | Dr Facilier's Carnival-Loween | Frightfully Fun Parade | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | The Nightmare Experiment | Villains Mix and Mingle

Characters

Tiana | Prince Naveen | Ray | Louis | Mama Odie | Juju | Dr. Facilier | Lawrence | Charlotte La Bouff | Eudora | James | Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff | Evangeline | Alligators | Reggie, Darnell and Two Fingers | Stella | The King of Maldonia | The Queen of Maldonia | Prince Ralphie | The Fenner Brothers | Facilier's Friends on the Other Side | Facilier's Shadow | Firefly family | Georgia

Objects

Facilier's Talisman | Louis' Trumpet | Mama Odie's Wand | Mama Odie's Gumbo Cauldron

Locations
New Orleans | Bayou of New Orleans | Mama Odie's Tree | Tiana's Palace | Maldonia | Dr. Facilier's Voodoo Emporium | Duke's Cafe
Songs

Original songs: Down in New Orleans | Almost There | Friends on the Other Side | When We're Human | Gonna Take You There | Ma Belle Evangeline | Dig a Little Deeper | Never Knew I Needed
Bayou Boogie: Everyday Princess | Live To See You Smile | Shadow Man | Do What I Wanna Do | When You're In Love You'll Understand | Zippin' To The Zydeco | I Was Born To Blow This Horn | Play With The Band | Night and Day | Life In The Swamp | Love is a Magical Mystery | Sing Away The Blues | Mama Odie's Kitchen Song

See Also

Disney Revival | Electric Holiday

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