Cinderella is the title character of the fairytale of the same name. Forced to live under the oppressive thumb of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, she is treated like a lowly servant. When the opportunity to attend a royal ball presents itself, her fairy godmother arrives and grants her assistance by presenting her with a beautiful gown and a pair of glass slippers, but warns her that the spell will end at the stroke of midnight. When she attends the ball, she attracts the attention of the prince and dances with him, but flees as midnight strikes, leaving one of her glass slippers behind in the process.
The prince, determined to find her, sets about the arduous task of finding the owner of the slipper. Though her stepmother and stepsisters try to interfere, Cinderella meets with the prince once more and proves it was she at the ball by donning the slipper, which fits perfectly. She then goes on to marry the prince and live happily ever after.
Depictions in Video Games
The Disney version of Cinderella, who first appeared in the 1950 animated film, has made frequent appearances in video games, including those based on the Disney Princess franchise and the Kingdom Hearts series. In the original Kingdom Hearts, she is one of the Princesses of Heart, and was abducted in Ansem's bid to attain Kingdom Hearts for himself.
The Guided Fate Paradox
Cinderella appears early on in The Guided Fate Paradox as the subject of the first wish Renya must grant. Though she is but a character in a fairytale, she is aware of her existence as such and has grown tired and frustrated living the same story over and over without true satisfaction or happiness. As Renya works to make her wish come true, the story of Cinderella shifts ever so slightly, but in the end, she and the prince are able to find true happiness in their existence, secure in the knowledge of the happiness that her story brings to young children.