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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 a 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. Facilier's shadow closes in on her. However, the shadow cringes back in fear as she threatens to destroy it much to Facilier'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 her sacrifices, as well as, 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 FirstOnce Upon a Time
Video Games: The Princess and the FrogKinect Disneyland AdventuresDisney Princess Enchanting StorybooksDisney UniverseDisney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
Books: Little Golden BookUltimate Sticker BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingTiana's Cookbook: Recipes for KidsGraphic NovelThe Art of The Princess and the FrogDisney Princess Beginnings
Music: Original Songs and ScoreBayou Boogie

Disney Parks
Club VillainSorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney's Showtime SpectacularMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookTiana's Showboat Jubilee!Villains Tonight!
Parade: Festival of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational Parade
Firework: Disney Dreams!Happily Ever AfterWorld of Color
Halloween: Celebrate the MagicDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDr Facilier's Carnival-LoweenFrightfully Fun ParadeHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMickey and his Magic Halloween NightThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Nightmare ExperimentVillains Mix and Mingle

Characters
TianaPrince NaveenRayLouisMama OdieJujuDr. FacilierLawrenceCharlotte La BouffEudoraJamesEli "Big Daddy" La BouffEvangelineAlligatorsReggie, Darnell and Two FingersStellaThe King of MaldoniaThe Queen of MaldoniaPrince RalphieThe Fenner BrothersFacilier's Friends on the Other SideFacilier's ShadowFirefly familyGeorgia
Objects
Facilier's TalismanLouis' TrumpetMama Odie's WandMama Odie's Gumbo Cauldron
Locations
New OrleansBayou of New OrleansMama Odie's TreeTiana's PalaceMaldoniaDr. Facilier's Voodoo EmporiumDuke's Cafe
Songs
Original songs: Down in New OrleansAlmost ThereFriends on the Other SideWhen We're HumanGonna Take You ThereMa Belle EvangelineDig a Little DeeperNever Knew I Needed

Bayou Boogie: Everyday PrincessLive To See You SmileShadow ManDo What I Wanna DoWhen You're In Love You'll UnderstandZippin' To The ZydecoI Was Born To Blow This HornPlay With The BandNight and DayLife In The SwampLove is a Magical MysterySing Away The BluesMama Odie's Kitchen Song

See Also
Disney RevivalElectric Holiday