Sleeping Beauty (Disney)
When Phillip was a child, his father King Hubert were both invited to the christening of Princess Aurora, the newborn daughter of King Stefan and Queen Leah, because Hubert and Stefan were good friends. At Aurora's christening, it was decided that Phillip would one day marry Aurora to unite their fathers' respective kingdoms. The two were betrothed. Phillip presents a gift to the baby Princess, but ironically is less than impressed when he sees her.
However, at the Princess' debut to the public, Maleficent came inside the castle, and young Phillip was afraid of her. She cursed the princess on her birthday with the spindle of a spinning wheel, so the Three Good Fairies make a deal with Stefan and Leah to take Aurora into the forest to raise her for her own safety.
Many years later, a grown up Phillip is riding in the forest when he hears a young girl's voice singing and orders his horse, Sampson, to take him there. However, on the way, Sampson goes too fast and "accidentally" knocks Phillip into the water. After falling into the water, Phillip hangs his wet cape, hat and boots on tree limbs to dry and wonders aloud about the girl's voice which sounds familiar but then he turns around and notices that some forest animals have taken his clothes. When he follows the forest animals he finds the girl who was singing who is Briar Rose and he starts dancing with her. She tries to run away, but he continues to dance with her and says that they've met before in Once Upon A Dream.
By the end of Once Upon a Dream, they have fallen in love and Phillip asks Briar Rose what her name is but she says she can't tell him but invites him to meet her at the cottage tonight and she gives him directions to the cottage and leaves. Also Phillip is entirely unaware that Briar Rose is actually his betrothed, Aurora. Later, when speaking to his father, Phillip tells Hubert that he has fallen in love with a peasant girl, as Briar Rose had never told him her name. Hubert is dismayed, due to the betrothal, but Phillip manipulates him into agreeing that Phillip should marry the girl he loves.
That night, Phillip goes to the cottage, but he walks into a trap set by Maleficent. Maleficent imprisons Phillip in the dungeon of her castle. She taunts him with the knowledge that Briar Rose is actually Princess Aurora, and reveals that she has fallen under a curse of ageless sleep. However, she can be awakened by True Love's Kiss. Maleficent plans to keep Phillip locked up for 100 years, and then release him. He would be an old man, if not dead, and Aurora would still be a 16 year old girl. Phillip is angered and struggles against his chains, but Maleficent chooses to leave him with the "happy" thoughts.
The three good fairies choose to intervene; they release Phillip and arm him with the Sword of Truth and Shield of Virtue, which are stated to be powerful weapons against evil. The fairies aid Phillip in returning to Stefan's castle, but Maleficent causes a maze of thorns to grow around the castle and block his way. Phillip is able to cut through the thorns using his sword, much to Maleficent's rage. Maleficent appears before him, and transforms into a large dragon, intent on killing the prince. Phillip bravely battles the creature, and is able to kill the dragon, by throwing his sword, magically empowered by Flora, into the dragon's heart. Phillip heads to the tower and awakens Aurora, who is happy to learn that her love and her betrothed are one in the same. Phillip then heads downstairs with Aurora, arm in arm. The two share a dance together, after meeting Aurora's parents.
Phillip is known to be brave, heroic and appears to be fairly easygoing.
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