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Sophie is one of the main characters in The School For Good and Evil trilogy and The Tale of Sophie and Agatha. She was a student of both the School for Evil and School for Girls, Queen of the School for New Evil, and the current Dean of the School for Evil. She retains the title queen after Rafal's death, as stated in the The Ever Never Handbook.
Sophie was the surviving child born alive to Vanessa, in the village of Gavaldon, a small secluded town surrounded by the mysterious Endless Woods. Sophie looked up to her mother greatly, even copying her mother's own actions, such as using skin care products. Vanessa died when Sophie was 10 years old, leaving her father, Stefan, as her only family. She soon chose Agatha to be her Good Deed, so she could get into the School for Good, because her worst fear was dying alone like her mother. Despite being born with an Evil soul, she becomes true friends with Agatha over time. Agatha's stepmother, Callis, dies because Agatha promised to protect Sophie from the Elders but she didn't, so Stefan tried to punish Agatha, but Callis volunteered to take her place.
Sophie describes herself at the beginning of the first book as having waist-long hair, the color of spun gold, emerald-green eyes, luscious red lips, and creamy peach skin, and often compared herself to a princess. However, in the first book as a punishment, her hair is chopped short by an axe. She eventually uses this to her advantage, cutting it shorter and flaunting it. She grows it back later, though.
As a witch, she has huge black warts covering her face, huge bald patches, toxic grey eyes, black teeth with some missing, and a hunched, crippled body. She is terrifying and considered ugly by anyone who sees her like this. The transformation can take any time between weeks or even seconds, so then she puts an invisibility cloak on so no one can see her.
When she transforms into Filip of Mount Honora, her male counterpart, she is described as a powerful, square-jawed version of herself, with short, fluffy blond hair, high cheekbones, straight brows, slightly pointed ears, like that of a fey, and emerald-set eyes. She longs to be with the son of King Arthur, Tedros, but Tedros has no interest in Sophie, rather Sophie's best friend, Agatha.
Sophie wears numerous outfits across the series:
- Before the start of the series, she is said to wear a lot of pink. Her outfit at the start of the first book is a breezy pink dress with sparkling one-of-a-kind glass slippers. These slippers are seen throughout the book.
- On the day of her kidnapping she wears her finest dress, however this dress is not described in the book. It is known that she wore her glass slippers, as they appear throughout the book.
- In the Ever Never Handbook, her arrival dress is shown to be a short-sleeved pink dress with poofed sleeves and a short cape.
- Her traditional school outfit in the first book was a dumpy, tattered tunic, described as 'sagging like shredded curtains'.
- In the Ever Never Handbook, it is described as a smock instead of a tunic.
- Her school outfits that she designed throughout book 1 goes as follows:
- A strapless bodice dress, with a red 'F' shimmering on her chest & glass slippers. Her heels are taller than previously described. Her makeup consists of geisha white foundation, vermilion lipstick and pink eye shadow. Her hair has also been cut shorter and is slicked down into a bob.
- A slit-back toga dress, sashed with blue orchids with an 'F' shimmering on her chest and the back complete with '...is for Fabulous' & glass slippers. Her heels are a full inch taller than the last outfit. Her makeup consists of shimmering bronze foundation, crimson lipstick and periwinkle eyeshadow.
- A black baby doll dress with an 'F' shimmering on her chest and the back complete with '...is for Fun'. She also has a pink lollipop.
- A belly-baring black halter top, poofed miniskirt and hot pink heels. Her hair has been cut into a spiky pixie haircut.
- A revealing black sari and sharp-heeled fur booties.
- A black kimono with an 'F' shimmering on her chest and the back complete with '..Is for Focused'. Her hair has been dyed ruby red.
- A lot of miscellaneous wear, including fishnet bodices, sparkling clamshell dresses and leather pantsuits.
- A black sheath dress with beehived hair, black gloves, a pearl necklace and tinted spectacles
- During her time at the School for Evil, she gets a black snake-skin cape from Professor Manley, and she uses this in her school outfit, especially with her black leather outfit. This outfit also gives her black makeup and black hair.
- Her school uniform in book 2 is a blue bodice with a butterfly crest stitched across the heart, royal blue harem pants and a white veil. She also gets a crystal diadem as she is Class Captain.
- In Book Three, to impress Tedros, she wears a bearskin jacket and a leather skirt, baring her belly, with Cinderella's makeup and tight black shiny leggings.
- At the start of book 3 she wears a black nightgown and a black cloak.
- As the teacher of Advanced Curses & Death Traps, she wears a formfitting, lacy black dress with black-suede stiletto boots.
- At her coronation, she wears a tight, strapless, black velvet dress with a long, flowing train that made her appear like 'a sinister bride'. Her crown is a crown of spikes, which she wears during the war.
- During the war she wears a black leather catsuit.
- As the Dean of Evil, she wears Lady Lesso's old dress.
- in the 3rd book she is claimed to have been wearing a black leather dress with pink booties
- in the 4th book Sophie wears a bathrobe at the beginning, a cropped sailor's outfit dress, and a giant fur coat on the ship, a gold and blue gown at beauty and the feast, and a blue pantsuit in Camelot.
Sophie is a mysterious character. She is very vain and selfish, but is also clever and creative. Sophie thinks a lot of herself. She can behave very badly but also very heroically, like when she sacrificed herself for Agatha in the first book.
Sophie and Agatha have one of the closest and most intricate relationships in the series. Originally, Sophie only became friends with Agatha to complete a Good Deed to impress the School Master. She didn't really like the reclusive girl, but in her opinion, Agatha needed help. Sophie tried everything to "help" Agatha but it made things worse, the "help" being for Agatha trying out her potions and creams for beautification on her, to make sure they worked. However, the creams and potions often backfired, causing Agatha to not want Sophie around her. Over time though, after spending more time together, Sophie and Agatha being to consider each other friends.
Their relationship has been strained several times over the series - Sophie abandon's Agatha's plan to escape the school in the first book. Agatha goes to Tedros instead of Sophie in the second book. They fight on different sides in the third book - and that's just ignoring the fact that they are nemeses to one another. However, despite these, they always fix their relationship, and it can even bring them closer.
They often rely on each other for comfort and safety, leading them to have a big trust in one another. Agatha is the more logical one of the two, which leads her to come up with plans in order to help Sophie and/or others. Sophie is the more emotional one, helping Agatha unlock her deepest emotions and fears.
As a summary, Sophie and Agatha care for each other greatly.
Sophie had a very good relationship with her mother. In Sophie's eyes, no woman can replace her deceased mother whom she idolizes as "a storybook queen". Her mother was everything to her - she built upon Vanessa's mistakes to make herself better. She states that her mother saw something special in her; that Sophie was meant to be a princess. Sophie says that her father just doesn't understand what her mother meant and can't see what she did, however Sophie discovered her mother's true colors when she read the story The Tale of Callis and Vanessa making her forget her mother's behalf in beauty.
Sophie's relationship with her father is strained at the least. Sophie lost her mother five years prior to the beginning of the story, leaving her father Stefan as her only family. Sophie harbors angry feelings towards Stefan, believing that he does not love her because she is not a boy and, therefore, cannot remind him of himself. Stefan himself has an instinctive stiffness towards his daughter - he sees Vanessa's Evil soul within her. Sophie went to execute him in third book, but instead destroyed her ring that then killed Rafal. She forgave her father and the two plus Agatha embraced, before the barrier between Gavaldon and the Endless Woods activated again.
Sophie first met Tedros at the Welcoming. As soon as she saw him, she fell in love with him, even thinking that he was her true love. Throughout the first book, Sophie attempts to win his heart, using everything from advice in 'Winning Your Prince' to using a love spell. Eventually she wins his heart, and the two begin a relationship. However, as soon as her true nature is revealed, Tedros leaves her heartbroken and she begins to plot revenge against him before being caught.
In the second book, Sophie shows a disgust to him, as she believes that he has stolen Agatha away from her. She goes into the School for Boys as a spy and poses as a boy, Filip of Mount Honora-, to try and find the Storian. She becomes Tedros's roommate and she begins to find out his much softer side, and even falls in love with her. Unfortunately, he is shocked and disgusted to find out that Filip is indeed Sophie.
In the third book, she once again believes for him to be her true love as her ring tells her so, and in an agreement with Agatha, begins to try and win his heart. But when she kisses him, she doesn't feel anything, causing her to panic and flee the lake. By the end of the book, they are on good terms.
Hort has always had a major crush on Sophie, and the latter often used this to her advantage such as fake-dating him to make Tedros jealous and such. Hort always had hope that if he tried hard enough, Sophie would like him but this didn't seem to happen as Sophie only ordered him around and led him on. He does get jealous whenever Sophie associates with other boys, especially Tedros.
Eventually, a Reader named Nicola (who had a crush on Hort from reading The Tale of Sophie and Agatha) joined the school and Hort gave up his crush on Sophie to be with Nicola. This made Sophie somewhat jealous but after she got Rhian, her jealousy faded away.
Rafal, or The School Master, believed that Sophie had a soul evil enough to match his own, thus chose her for his Evil Love. Playing on Sophie's desperate dream for her own Happily Ever After, he convinced her they were destined to be together, in hopes that Sophie would rewrite the laws of love, and finally bring victory for himself and Evil once and for all. He is said to often use the Groom Room in order to impress Sophie and often talked about her to his students, showing that his love may have been genuine.
Sophie eventually killed him by destroying her ring, ending their relationship.
After he won the battle at Four Point, he freed Sophie from her binds and kissed her unexpectedly, giving her a rose. After he'd rescued them from the Snake in Nottingham, Sophie and Rhian went on a date to Beauty and the Feast, and bonded. Sophie believes Rhian understands her and their relationship is warm and natural. In Camelot after the Snake was supposedly dead, Rhian proposed to Sophie as his gift as a knight to King Tedros. Sophie said yes, but when Rhian became king, Sophie realised he was evil and became scared of him. Eventually Rhian threatens Sophie's life unless she pretends to be his princess.
Magic: Like every other person in the Endless Woods, Sophie has the ability to use magic. While using magic, her finger glows pink.
- Summoning Ravens: Sophie has the ability to summon and control ravens.
- Screams from the Soul: Sophie can use her voice to shatter glass and torture people. Done at the circus of talents and mentioned in the ever never hand book
- Summoning Evil Animals (unnamed): Sophie can control animals such as wasps, locusts and bats.
- Side Conversion (unnamed): Sophie is able to turn Nevers into Evers and vice versa. She only did this once in the 1st book when she hosts the No ball.
- Evil Magic (unnamed): Sophie has an advanced knowledge of both an arsenal of curses & death traps and the School for Evil.
- The name Sophie is of French origin, meaning "Wisdom".
- Sophie's quest is 'Serving as Dean and steering the School for Evil in a new direction, which it so desperately needed' (claimed that herself), and was tracked as a Leader.
- Sophie is the same age as Agatha, this being because they are twin sisters. In the first chapter of the book, it states that the School Master only takes people 12 or older. This makes Sophie around 12 at the time of the kidnapping (as she was 10 when her mother died) and 16 by the end of the series (As books 2 & 3 take place within 1-2 months combined).
- True loves have matching finger glows, however, Rafal's finger glow is black while Sophie's remained pink, meaning they weren't meant to be.
- She is Soman's favorite character.
- Sophie once dyed Agatha's hair orange.
- Sophie has a strawberry shaped birthmark on her ankle.
- Before she laughs, Sophie will blush.
- Her favorite color is primrose pink, which is the same color as her finger glow.
- Sophie waited her whole life to go to the School for Good.
- Lady Lesso was fond of her.
- She did not help Tedros in the Ttrial because he would see her naked.
- Evelyn Sader was fond of her.
"In fairy tales, different usually turns out, um. . . evil."
"I'm saying whatever happens, you'll have a choice, both of us will choose how our fairy tale ends."
"I can't live an ordinary life."
"Please, I want to be Good!"
"Who needs princes in our fairy tale?"
"As long as we keep the witch inside me dead. Everything else I can bear if I try."
"I'm happy on my own."