Ingrith’s motivations are a blend of rational thinking (the kingdom will benefit off owning Moor lands through its increased resources to sustain their survival in lean years) and personal prejudices (observing the faeries thriving during her childhood, while she and her family starved, leading to the overthrow of her father and her subsequent loss of power). She married the king to obtain herself a secure position and regain her throne, but has never loved him and certainly cannot awaken him with a “true love’s kiss.” Ingrith comes up with a simple but effective plan to get rid of her peace-loving husband, blame Maleficent for it, and eliminate the faeries as a race. She is able to ignore her personal feelings in decision-making, often demanding her subordinates prove things to her, and choosing to try and control her son through force without considering how this might mean his loss of affection for her. In the end, all her prejudices stem from her own bitterness and feelings, which she has never properly dealt with. She performed a long-term game, that took over five years to pull off – she replaced the true story of Aurora’s awakening (Maleficent’s kiss) with a different ending, but focused instead on how Maleficent cursed an innocent child. She obtained the spindle that Maleficent used, and employed a faerie to learn how to not only repeat the curse, but how to commit genocide upon the faeries across their border. She provoked Maleficent into revealing her magical powers, then used that opportunity to stab her husband with the spindle, thus blaming her for cursing the king and inciting a war she knew they could win, with their weapons of destruction (the ability to turn faeries into dust). In the battle on the ramparts, she stands back and lets her guards do all the work, simply enjoying the process but not physically engaging with it. She does show occasional signs of Se opportunism, such as when she imprisons Aurora after she learns the truth, has her son arrested for trying to stop her, and flings Aurora off the tower in an attempt to save herself from the phoenix.

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She is “against” more than she is “for” things – Ingrith says as a child, she and her brother did not want to play nice or appeal to the faeries for help. Instead, they wanted to “take what they wanted.” His death, because the fey turned against him, has made her bitter and determined to never again suffer at the hands of the magical creatures. She easily senses how to push Maleficent’s buttons and also wants to dominate the dinner conversation. Ingrith takes easily control over Aurora by appealing to her gentle nature. Her 8 can be callous and detached from her own feelings, refusing to show softness to her husband or child. Her 9 wing is somewhat settled and able to put on an agreeable face, but also numbs her to anything unpleasant that must be done. She looks after her personal best interests first.