Another tragic story of a poor little rich girl. Raised in an aristocratic home, she lost her mother at a young age. Dad felt that she needed a mother figure in her life, so he remarried and brought a couple stepsisters into the mix as well.
I’ve got to ask, where did her father meet this woman? Did she just pretend to be nice until the old man died? Because, as we all know, Lady Tremaine forced the girl into slave labor, taking a page from Snow White’s stepmother’s playbook.
Off topic, why didn’t either of these girls become Batwoman? I mean, they’ve got the tragic death of both parents in their origin stories. Never mind… those parental deaths did not come at the hands of an unnamed, faceless mugger on the streets of Gotham. I just answered my own question.
Anyway… Luckily, Cinderella had a fairy godmother that decided to give the girl a magic date night with the prince. Apparently the powers that be in the kingdom decided it would be a good idea to find him a wife by throwing a ball. Think of it as a really truncated season of The Bachelor. With less syphilis.
Unlike Snow White, Cinderella was not born into royalty. Nobility, sure… but she’s not born a princess. Spoiler alert: she marries into it, giving her that “happily ever after” that these princesses all seek.
Should You Date Her?
I’m gonna say no to this one as well. While she is noticeably older than Snow White, she still has that issue of consorting with vermin. While the mice of the sprawling mansion seem to be fantastic seamstresses, I’m not sure I’d trust them to put together a proper dress.
What’s worse, she talks to the mice and they talk back. Someone may have some issues with hallucinations. This becomes more apparent when a “fairy godmother” magically appears and turns her rags into a gown and a pumpkin into a coach.
Assuming the fairy godmother’s magic was real, Cinderella relies a bit too much on that magic to make her happily ever after come true. Although, she and the stepsisters are the only ones we see vying for the prince’s affections. That being the case, Cinderella is the only logical choice, with or without the glass slipper.