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This article is about the staff owned by Maleficent. For other uses, see Staff (disambiguation).

Maleficent's Staff is a magical golden scepter owned and wielded by the evil fairy Maleficent. It possesses great magical power that she uses for her evil purposes.


Sleeping Beauty

A length of twisted birchwood encased in gold and surmounted by an engraved lotus bearing a glowing crystal orb.

Once Upon a Time

A length of twisted willow surmounted by a blackened iron dragon, between whose wings rests either a red crystal orb, one filled with swirling mists or no orb at all.


A length of twisted birchwood, tree looking in appearance and a oval crystal ball on top.


A long wooden powerless staff on the Isle of the Lost, with a green like stone on the top. But when the barrio around the island was lifted the stone glows green and sparks as it's owner was able to use it's magic again.


Sleeping Beauty

Maleficent appears with her staff and her pet raven, Diablo, during Aurora's christening when she interrupts the celebration. She uses it to perform her evil magic as she put a curse on Aurora, saying that before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday, she shall prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die. When King Stefan and his wife, Queen Leah orders their guards to arrest her, she uses her power and that of the staff to flee with Diablo. It is later used to punish her goons back at her castle in the Forbidden Mountain for failing to find Aurora. (They had been searching in cradles for sixteen years.)

On the eve of Aurora's 16th birthday and back at her parents' castle, the staff is used to transform Maleficent into a will-o'-the-wisp, hypnotizing Aurora before luring her to a remote tower, where Maleficent transforms into the spinning wheel on which Aurora pricks her finger to fulfill the curse.

Conjuring a forest of thorns.

After Diablo is turned to stone by the Three Good Fairies during their escape from Maleficent's castle, she uses the staff to summon lightning bolts and spells aimed at Prince Phillip in order to hinder him, including a "forest of thorns". Prince Phillip is able to overcome the mystical thorns, so Maleficent takes her staff and leaves her castle to personally deal with him by transporting herself in front of King Stephan’s' castle, blocking his entry. She then tells him that he shall have to fight her, and "all the powers of Hell" and transforms into a huge dark dragon. Though she overwhelms him, and it looks like he is about to meet his death. The Three Good Fairies transfer some of their power to his sword and so he throws the enchanted weapon into her heart, fatally wounding her. As she falls forward, she attempts to devour him, but misses, and her heavy weight causes the cliff beneath her to crumble, and she falls to her death. The staff is nowhere to be seen, and all that's left is her shredded robe, with the sword still stuck in it which blackens.


After Maleficent had her wings cut off by King Stefan, their absence made it difficult to balance. She creates the staff from a simple twig to help her walk, and later carries it to signify her position. Even when she regains her wings, she still wields it.

Once Upon a Time

Queen Maleficent's Staff

The Staff in Once Upon a Time.

In the television series Once Upon a Time, Maleficent (portrayed by Kristin Bauer van Straten of True Blood fame) possesses a staff in which she hides the darkest, most vile curse imaginable, the Dark Curse. The Evil Queen, Regina, and Maleficent duel for the curse. When fire is shot at her, Maleficent uses her staff to create a shield to block her attack. Regina eventually bests Maleficent and takes her staff, only to smash the crystal orb on the floor, revealing the scroll upon which the spell is written. Maleficent warns her, however, that "all power comes with a price".

Maleficent's most shown use of it was when she was trapped within Bald Mountain. She pointed her staff at the Chernabog, though this only had limited damage on the demon.

The staff is shown to possess great power and can be used as extension of the powers she already has, as seen when Maleficent was able to use it to put the whole town of Storybrooke to sleep (though this was only temporary). She can also use the staff to shoot out purple powered beams and fire too.

House of Mouse

The Staff also made an appearance in House of Mouse. It is used to punish the goons and to bop Hades and Captain Hook on their heads. It zaps Jafar during their date after he tells her that he's been searching for a Diamond in the Rough. In the film Mickey's House of Villains, during the song "It's Our House Now", when the villains take over the House of Mouse, she uses it to transform into a fire-breathing dragon, impressing Chernabog.

Kingdom Hearts

The staff is present in Kingdom Hearts helps maleficent a at battle and other times.


The staff is present in the movie Descendants. Maleficent uses it to turn into a dragon. Mal gets a chance to hold it for a fort second.



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Films: Sleeping Beauty | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams | Maleficent | Descendants | Maleficent 2 | Video
Television: House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | Sofia the First
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep | Disney INFINITY | Maleficent Free Fall | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition
Books: Little Golden Book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Classic Storybook | My Side of the Story: Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent | The Curse of Maleficent: The Tale of a Sleeping Beauty | Once Upon a Dream: From Perrault's Sleeping Beauty to Disney's Maleficent | Big Golden Book | Sleepy Time with Aurora
Music: The Legacy Collection: Sleeping Beauty | Maleficent (soundtrack)

Disney Parks

Art of Animation | Club Villain | Disney Animation Building | Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant | La Taniere Du Dragon | Sleeping Beauty Castle | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Entertainment: Animagique | Disney's Believe | Disney Dreams! | Dream Along with Mickey | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Le Livre Magique de Mickey | Magic, Music and Mayhem | Mickey's Magical Celebration | One Man's Dream | One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! | The Golden Mickeys | Villains Tonight!
Restaurants: King Stefan's Banquet Hall
Shops: Castle Couture | La Confiserie des Trois Fées
Parade: Festival of Fantasy Parade | Main Street Electrical Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Halloween: Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Maleficious Halloween Party | Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Show | Happy Hallowishes | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | Inferno Dance Party | It's Good to Bad with the Disney Villains | Mickey and his Magic Halloween Night | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime | The Villains World | Villains Mix and Mingle | Villains Night Out!
Christmas: Royal Christmas Ball


Sleeping Beauty: Princess Aurora | Prince Phillip | Flora, Fauna and Merryweather | Maleficent | Diablo | King Stefan | Queen Leah | King Hubert | Forest Animals | Samson | Maleficent's Goons | Minstrel
Enchanted Tales: The Duke
Maleficent: Forest Army | King Henry | King Henry's Army | Fairies
Deleted Characters: Vulture


Spinning Wheel | Shield of Virtue | Sword of Truth | Maleficent's Staff


King Stefan's Castle | Forbidden Mountain | Aurora's Cottage | Forest | Moors | England


Hail to the Princess Aurora | The Gifts of Beauty and Song | I Wonder | Once Upon a Dream | Skumps | Sleeping Beauty

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Recurring Guests: Timon | Pumbaa | Jafar | Iago | Hades | Mushu | Cri-Kee | Ariel | Jiminy Cricket | Pinocchio | Belle | Beast | Lumière | Gaston | Dumbo | Timothy Q. Mouse | Mad Hatter | Shere Khan | The Three Little Pigs | Cruella De Vil | Grumpy | Magic Mirror | Aladdin | Jasmine | Cinderella


Season One: "The Stolen Cartoons" | "Big Bad Wolf Daddy" | "The Three Caballeros" | "Goofy's Valentine Date" | "Unplugged Club" | "Timon and Pumbaa" | "Gone Goofy" | "Jiminy Cricket" | "Rent Day" | "Donald's Lamp Trade" | "Donald's Pumbaa Prank" | "Thanks to Minnie" | "Pluto Saves the Day"
Season Two: "Daisy's Debut" | "Goofy for a Day" | "Clarabelle's Big Secret" | "The Mouse Who Came to Dinner" | "Max's New Car" | "Not So Goofy" | "Everybody Loves Mickey" | "Max's Embarrassing Date" | "Where's Minnie?" | "Super Goof" | "King Larry Swings In" | "Ladies' Night" | "Dennis the Duck"
Season Three: "Suddenly Hades" | "Pete's One-Man Show" | "House of Crime" | "Mickey and Minnie's Big Vacation" | "Donald and the Aracuan Bird" | "Goofy's Menu Magic" | "Music Day" | "House of Scrooge" | "Donald Wants to Fly" | "Dining Goofy" | "Chip 'n' Dale" | "Humphrey in the House" | "Ask Von Drake" | "Salute to Sports" | "Pluto vs. Figaro" | "House of Magic" | "Mickey vs. Shelby" | "House of Turkey" | "Clarabelle's Christmas List" | "Pete's Christmas Caper" | "Snow Day" | "Pete's House of Villains" | "Halloween With Hades" | "House Ghosts" | "House of Genius" | "Mickey and the Culture Clash"


Rockin' at the House of Mouse | Mortimer Mouse | Soup or Salad, Fries or Biscuits, Extra Olives, Donuts | Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo | Big Bad Wolf Daddy | A Parrot's Life for Me | Let's Slay the Beast | The Ludwig Von Drake Song | It's Our House Now! | The Best Christmas of All | Grim Grinning Ghosts | Humphrey Hop | Everybody Wants to Be a Woof | I Wanna Be Like M-O-You | Pink Elephants on Parade | My Name is Panchito | Boom-Da-Boom | We Are the Three Caballeros | Me the Mouse (and I'm the Duck) (Reprise) | Daisy Crockett | The Daisy Duckie Room | Minnie Mouse (in the House)


House of Mouse (night club)


Maleficent's Staff | Poisoned Apple | Sorcerer Hat | Jafar's Snake Staff

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Shows: Once Upon a Time | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Books: Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen | Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale | Once Upon a Time - Behind the Magic | Once Upon a Time: Out of the Past | Once Upon a Time: Red's Untold Tale | Once Upon a Time: Regina Rising


Once Upon a Time Characters: Emma Swan | Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard | Prince Charming/David Nolan | Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold | The Evil Queen/Regina Mills | Belle/Lacey French | Killian Jones/Hook | Henry Mills | Happy | Sneezy/Tom Clark | Bashful | Doc | Dopey | Sleepy/Walter | Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper | Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale | Aurora | Prince Phillip | Fa Mulan | Blue Fairy | Widow Lucas/Granny | King George/Albert Spencer | Genie/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass | Mad Hatter/Jefferson | Milah | Prince Henry/The Valet | Marian | Sheriff of Nottingham/Keith | Fairy Godmother | Peter Pan/Malcolm/The Pied Piper | Wendy Darling | Ariel | Zelena/The Wicked Witch of the West | Glinda/The Good Witch of the South | The Wizard of Oz/Walsh | Elsa the Snow Queen | Anna | Kristoff | Hans | Grand Pabbie | Sven | Tinker Bell | Blackbeard | Lumière | Abigail/Kathryn Nolan | Ursula | Red Riding Hood/The Wolf/Ruby | Huntsman/Sheriff Graham | Baelfire/Neal Cassidy | Pinocchio/August W. Booth | Frederick/Jim | Severe Nurse | Mayor Tomkins | Quinn | Anita | Hansel and Gretel/Nicholas and Ava Zimmer | The Woodcutter/Michael Tillman | Martin | Myrna | Stephen | Donna | Prince James | Jack | Blind Witch | King Xavier | Peter | Siren | Pongo | William Smee | Dorothy Gale | The Witch of the East | Gaston | Greg Mendell | Tamara | Geppetto/Marco | The Dragon | Rapunzel | The King/Mitchell Herman | Rapunzel's Mother | Rapunzel's Father | King Leopold | Queen Eva | Lost Boys | John Darling | Michael Darling | The Shadow | The Sheriff of Hamelin | King Midas | Nana | Mary Darling | George Darling | Medusa | Gus/Billy | Marshmallow | Zoso | Prince Thomas/Sean Herman | Prince Eric | Little Bo Peep | The Apprentice | Ingrid/Sarah Fisher | Lily Page | Nova | Seer | Grace | Daniel Colter | Lancelot | Colette | Stephen | Liam Jones | Oaken | The King of Arendelle | Queen Gerda | Cruella De Vil | Poseidon | The Duke of Weselton | Hans' Brothers | Chernabog | Briar Rose | King Stefan | Isaac/The Author | Madeline | Merlin/The Sorcerer | Merida | Queen Eleanor | King Fergus | Harris, Hubert and Hamish | The Witch | Young MacGuffin | Young Macintosh | Wee Dingwall | Ruth | King Arthur | Sir Kay | Guinevere | Charon | Brennan Jones | Megara | Hercules | Hades | Cerberus | The Scarecrow | Cleo Fox | Auntie Em | Dr. Jekyll | Mr. Hyde | Evil Regina | Aladdin | Jasmine | Iago | Morpheus | Captain Nemo | Lady Tremaine | Clorinda | Tisbe | Jacob | Oracle
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Characters: Alice | Cyrus | Percy/The White Rabbit | Jabberwocky | Silvermist | The Sultan/The Old Prisoner | Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum | Mrs. Rabbit | Elizabeth/Lizard | Amara
Characters of both series: Will Scarlet/The Knave of Hearts | Anastasia/The Red Queen | Cinderella/Ashley Boyd | Robin Hood | Little John | Friar Tuck | Grumpy/Leroy | Cora/The Queen of Hearts | Caterpillar | Maleficent | Jafar | Dr. Lydgate


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"
Season Two: "Broken" | "We Are Both" | "Lady of the Lake" | "The Crocodile" | "The Doctor" | "Tallahassee" | "Child of the Moon" | "Into the Deep" | "Queen of Hearts" | "The Cricket Game" | "The Outsider" | "In the Name of the Brother" | "Tiny" | "Manhattan" | "The Queen Is Dead" | "The Miller's Daughter" | "Welcome to Storybrooke" | "Selfless, Brave and True" | "Lacey" | "The Evil Queen" | "Second Star to the Right" | "And Straight On 'Til Morning"
Season Three: "The Heart of the Truest Believer" | "Lost Girl" | "Quite a Common Fairy" | "Nasty Habits" | "Good Form" | "Ariel" | "Dark Hollow" | "Think Lovely Thoughts" | "Save Henry" | "The New Neverland" | "Going Home" | "New York City Serenade" | "Witch Hunt" | "The Tower" | "Quiet Minds" | "It's Not Easy Being Green" | "The Jolly Roger" | "Bleeding Through" | "A Curious Thing" | "Kansas" | "Snow Drifts" | "There's No Place Like Home"
Season Four: "A Tale of Two Sisters" | "White Out" | "Rocky Road" | "The Apprentice" | "Breaking Glass" | "Family Business" | "The Snow Queen" | "Smash the Mirror" | "Fall" | "Shattered Sight" | "Heroes and Villains" | "Darkness on the Edge of Town" | "Unforgiven" | "Enter the Dragon" | "Poor Unfortunate Soul" | "Best Laid Plans" | "Heart of Gold" | "Sympathy for the De Vil" | "Lily" | "Mother" | "Operation Mongoose"
Season Five: "The Dark Swan" | "The Price" | "Siege Perilous" | "The Broken Kingdom" | "Dreamcatcher" | "The Bear and the Bow" | "Nimue" | "Birth" | "The Bear King" | "Broken Heart" | "Swan Song" | "Souls of the Departed" | "Labor of Love" | "Devil's Due" | "The Brothers Jones" | "Our Decay" | "Her Handsome Hero" | "Ruby Slippers" | "Sisters" | "Firebird" | "Last Rites" | "Only You" | "An Untold Story"
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"
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: "Down the Rabbit Hole" | "Trust Me" | "Forget Me Not" | "The Serpent" | "Heart of Stone" | "Who's Alice?" | "Bad Blood" | "Home" | "Nothing to Fear" | "Dirty Little Secrets" | "Heart of the Matter" | "To Catch a Thief" | "And They Lived..."


Storybrooke | Maine | Enchanted Forest | Dark Palace | Dark Castle/Rumplestiltskin's Castle | Prince Thomas' Castle | Cinderella's Chateau | Neverland | Skull Rock | Wonderland | New York | Boston, Massachusetts | Land of Oz | Emerald City | Arendelle | Agrabah | The Sultan's Palace | Sherwood Forest | Hamelin | The Mushroom | Ring of Stones | Vault of the Dark One | Underworld | Mount Olympus | Cave of Wonders


Once Upon a Time (Book) | Maleficent's Staff | Enchanted Hearts | Magic Wand | Poisoned Apple | Spinning Wheel | Magic Lamp | Dark One's Dagger | Chipped Cup | Jefferson's Hat | Enchanted Candle | Pixie Dust | Dreamshade | Jafar's Snake Staff | Pandora's Box | Vorpal Blade | Silver Slippers | Sorcerer Hat | Enchanted Broom | Trident | Enchanted Shell | Heroes and Villains (Book) | Merida's Bow | The Magical Rose | Sword in the Stone | Olympian Crystal | Cinderella's Dress | Golden Scarab Beetle


The Jolly Roger | Magic Carpet | Cruella's car | Nautilus


Unicorns | Dragons | Wraith | Bridge Trolls | Ogres | Mermaids | Flying Monkeys | Rock Trolls | Will O' the Wisps | Furies | Munchkins

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Films: Descendants | Descendants 2
Web Series: School of Secrets | Descendants: Wicked World
Video Games: Descendants: Isle of the Lost Rush
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Descendants: Isle of the Lost | Disney Descendants Yearbook | Disney Descendants: Secrets of Auradon Prep: Insider's Handbook | Descendants: Mal's Spell Book | Descendants: Junior Novel | Descendants: Mal's Diary | Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel | Disney Descendants: School of Secrets


Descendants: Mal | Jay | Evie | Carlos De Vil | Ben | Audrey | Lonnie | Jane | Chad Charming | Doug | Belle | Beast | Fairy Godmother | Snow White | Queen Leah | Maleficent | Jafar | The Evil Queen | Cruella De Vil | Coach Jenkins | Mr. Deley | Dude
Descendants 2: Uma | Harry Hook | Gil | Dizzy Tremaine
Descendants: Wicked World: Jordan | Freddie Facilier | Ally | CJ Hook | Zevon
School of Secrets: Anxelin
Deleted Characters: Aziz


Season One: "Evie's Explosion of Taste" | Mal's Digi-Image Problem" | "Audrey's New Do? New Don't!" | "Careful What You Wish For" | "Voodoo? You Do" | "Lamp Sweet Lamp" | "Genie Chic" | "Puffed Deliciousness" | "Good is the New Bad" | "Spirit Day" | "I'm Your Girl" | "Mash It Up" | "All Hail the New Q.N.L.B." | "Mad for Tea" | "Carpet Jacked" | "The Night is Young" | "Neon Lights Out" | "Hooked On Ben"
Season Two: "Slumber Party" | "Odd Mal Out" | "Pair of Sneakers" | "Chemical Reaction"


Mal's Spell Book | Magic Wand | Spinning Wheel | Magic Mirror | Jafar's Snake Staff | Heart Box | Magic Carpet | Maleficent's Staff


Rotten to the Core | Evil Like Me | Did I Mention | If Only | Be Our Guest | Set It Off | Believe | Night Is Young | Good is the New Bad | I'm Your Girl | Genie in a Bottle | Rather Be With You


Isle of the Lost | Dragon Hall | Auradon Prep | Auradon | Neverland

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