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Madeline De Vil
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Manner of death
Killed by her dogs, commanded by Cruella.
Episode of death
Dog Trainer
Mr. De Vil - Late Husband
Cruella De Vil - Daughter
Mr. Feinberg - Son-in-Law
Unnamed Dalmatian - Pet
Unnamed Dalmatian - Pet
S1 - S2 - S3 - OW - S4 - S5 - S6 - S7

Madeline (previously De Vil) was a renowned dog trainer in 1920s England and the ill-fated mother of Cruella De Vil, appearing in "Sympathy for the De Vil".


Before the Curse

Madeline Death
Madeline is met with her undoing. ("Sympathy for the De Vil")

Cruella De Vil is a disturbed young girl who uses poisonous trumpet flowers to kill her father at a young age, leading her mother Madeline to use her expertly-trained dalmatians to keep her daughter prisoner in her attack. Despite her constraints, Cruella is still able to make sure that her proceeding two step-fathers die as well, for she finds enjoyment in it, but she grows incredibly bored being locked away all the time. When a man from the newspaper - Isaac - visits hoping to ask Madeline some questions, she kicks him out for being rude, and so Cruella beckons him, knowing that he's looking for a great story and offering her own for him to use... but only if he can set her free first. He is successful, and wants to find a private place to talk, but being cooped up for so many years has made Cruella restless, and she wants to find a nice loud club in which to enjoy herself. She tells Isaac that her mother has been killing her husbands, keeping the truth hidden, and the two make a fast connection, going on to dance together and fall in love. Isaac feels so close to her in the end that he reveals himself to be an Author - a sacred recorder of events across many realms, and his magic quill and ink are capable of manipulating people's stories as well. He writes it so that she can control any animal she desires, meaning she can escape her mother and run away with him, but Cruella has other ideas, stealing his quill after he's given her his vintage car and using her newfound magic to make her mother's dogs turn on her and eat her alive. She makes a fabulous coat out of their skins, but Isaac, having learned the truth, comes back for her, wanting his quill back. They fight for it, and the magic ink ends up spilling all over her, warping her appearance evilly. She tries shooting him, but he scribbles something down which means she can't - in fact, she can never again take a human life, much to her dismay. ("Sympathy for the De Vil")

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