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Princess Sofia
Princess Sofia
Vital Statistics
Title Princess
Other names Sofia I;
Sof
Species Human
Gender Female
Hair color Auburn-brown
Eye color Blue
Other Statistics
Equipment Amulet of Avalor
Occupation Student;
Story keeper[1]
Protector-in-training[2]
Affiliation Ruby Hanshaw;
Jade;
Clover;
Mia;
Robin;
Whatnaught;
Cedric;
Lucinda;
Buttercups;
Team Goodwyn (temporarily);[3]
Dunwiddie Ducks;
Royal Redhawks;
Merry Band;
Princess Adventure Club;

Calista;
Royal Prep Band;
Skye
Harumph
Chrysta
Family Birk Balthazar (father)[4]
;Queen Miranda (mother)
King Roland II (stepfather);
Princess Amber (stepsister);
Prince James (stepbrother);
Duchess Matilda (paternal aunt);
King Roland I (paternal grandfather);
King Gideon (paternal grandfather)
Location Castle of Enchancia
Dunwiddie (formerly)
Production Details
First appearance Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess
Played by Ariel Winter

Sofia Balthazar[4] is the daughter of Miranda, and stepdaughter of King Roland II. She is the current owner of the Amulet of Avalor.

Physical appearance

Sofia is a preadolescent, fair-skinned girl, with long, wavy auburn hair and blue eyes. Her dresses and other clothes consist of purple and/or pink. She also wears the Amulet of Avalor around her neck.

Personality

Sofia has an almost altruistic outlook on life, although she's not completely perfect. She can just as easily give up when there doesn't seem any hope whatsoever, which is usually when the Amulet of Avalor will summon another, older princess to her, and give her moral support and advice, but usually lets Sofia solve her problem by herself. She had a rough start to becoming a flying derby rider, and had to be convinced by her animal friends and mother on separate occasions not to give up.[5]

She didn't get along with her stepsister, Princess Amber, who was jealous of the attention Sofia was getting from Roland, the castle staff, and her friends. Amber went as far as to give Sofia trick shoes to embarrass her in dance class. But after Sofia accidentally froze all her family and guests at her debut ball, she found out Amber was the only one unfrozen, who realised she needed to make amends (with a little guidance from Princess Cinderella) with Amber to undo her own mistake, starting by sewing her torn dress. The sisters were then able to work together to set things straight. Amber even protected Sofia from Wormwood the raven.[6]

Sofia has since continued to bring out the best in Amber, who is more often than not spoiled, vain, and unwilling to get involved in physical activities, especially if it is dangerous, such as riding flying carpets[7] or winged horses.[8]

History

Early life

Sofia was born in Enchancia to Birk Balthazar of Freezenberg and Miranda of Galdiz. At some point Birk was no longer with Sofia and Miranda.[4]

Miranda and Sofia lived together in Enchancia's village of Dunwiddie, where her mother worked as a shoe maker. One day Miranda was called on by King Roland II, and it was love at first sight. They quickly married, and Miranda and Sofia were to move into the castle, with Roland and his children, James and Amber.[6]

Appearances

Total appearances: 109.

Notes/trivia

  • While at first it seemed Sofia was Latina, the backlash of criticism over her lack of resemblance to the real Latino community caused Disney to alter their statement, by saying that the series is just supposed to appeal to the diverse and multicultural audience, but not be explicit in their actual nationality.[4] Galdiz and Freezenberg are inspired by Spain and Scandinavia, respectively. This was later rectified by having Princess Elena as the first Disney Princess to be Latina, who appears in the spin-off, Elena of Avalor.

Gallery

Notes/trivia

  • Sofia's name was chosen from the beginning, but her design took about six months.[9]
  • It took three to four months and almost hundred actresses until Ariel Winter was cast, who director, Jamie Mitchell, thought was right for the role the moment he saw her.[10]

References

  1. "The Secret Library", season 3, episode 10.
  2. "The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector", season 4, episode 9.
  3. "Mystic Meadows", season 2, episode 11.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Rodriguez, Cindy Y. (October 22, 2012). "Backlash for Disney's first Latina princess". CNN. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  5. "Just One of the Princes", season 1, episode 1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, season 0, episode 0.
  7. "Two to Tangu", season 1, episode 12.
  8. "Minimus is Missing", season 2, episode 22.
  9. Disney Sisters (November 14, 2012). "Sofia The First" Coming Up With Sofia's Name and Look". YouTube. May 27, 2018.
  10. Disney Sisters (November 14, 2012). "Sofia The First" Ariel Winter Is The Voice Of Sofia". YouTube. Retrieved May 27, 2018.