PDVD 01-1-
Background information
Feature films Dragon's Lair: The Movie
Television programs Dragon’s Lair
Video games Dragon's Lair
Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp
Dragon's Lair III: The Curse of Mordred
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Don Bluth
Gary Goldman
Voice Vera Lanpher (video games)
Ellen Gerstell (television series)
Performance model Rick Dyer
Designer Don Bluth
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Princess Daphne
Other names
Personality Bold, kind, grateful, altruistic, sweet-tempered, flirtatious, adventurous, playful, somewhat affectionate, regal, sexy
Appearance Normal: Slender, beautiful, fair skin, pink lips, long blonde hair, blue eyes
Second Appearance: Grey hairs, light purple
Cursed: Obese, monstrous pig face-like creature, warts, black lips, purple horns, dark purple nails, dark purple scaly wing, dinosaur tail
Occupation Princess
Dirk the Daring's wife
Alignment Good
Goal To be freed from Singe (succeeded; first game)
To be free from Mordroc (succeeded; second game)
Home Kingdom
Dirk’s Cottage
Relatives Unnamed mother
Dirk the Daring (boyfriend, later husband)
King Ethelred (father)
Severel Unnamed Children
Allies Dirk the Daring
Enemies Singe
Likes Her family, freedom, romance, Dirk, being with Dirk
Dislikes Being captured and kidnapped, Mordroc, Singe, Mordred
Powers and abilities
Fate Get married to Dirk the Daring and they have their children, living happily ever after
Quote "Save Me!"

Princess Daphne is the daughter of the King Ethelred and an unnamed Queen. Her background belongs to the damsel in distress stock: A beautiful maiden coveted by many princes and knights, her heart belongs to the Kingdom's champion, Dirk the Daring.

Dragon's Lair

In the first game, she is taken by the dragon Singe and imprisoned in a crystal orb. According to the manual of the 8-bit version, Singe commanded Ethelred to surrender his kingdom before sunset. Daphne appears in the final level of the game, giving Dirk directions to use the magic sword and slay the dragon.

TV series

In the TV series her character and role are far more developed. Despite her beauty, she is an adventurous character, often eager to abandon her royal pose and joins Dirk and Timothy in their adventures. Also, her attire is less revealing, wearing a proper princess dress.

Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp

At the start of the game, 10 years have passed after her adventure with Singe. Daphne and Dirk are married and have over a dozen children. However she is again captured, this time by the evil wizard Mordroc, who wants to enslave her with the Death Ring. At the end of the game, the Ring transforms her from a beautiful princess into an ugly monster, but Dirk saves her by removing it from her finger. She then falls into a coma, but Dirk cures her with a kiss.

Dragon's Lair III: The Curse of Mordread

Mordread, Mordroc's evil witch sister, imprisons Dirk's homestead into an orb on her staff. Dirk however was not in the house, so he begins pursuing Mordread to restore his home, and Daphne inside it.



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