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S2E15 Queen Butterfly and her family listen to River

Moon Butterfly and her family in "Game of Flags".

The Butterfly family is a Mewman family of royals that are native to Mewni.

History

While it is unknown when this began, a family tradition was established which stated that when the newest heir to the throne turned fourteen years old, they would get a magical wand that has the capacity to destroy the universe if it fell into the wrong hands. The family name and lineage appears to be matrilineal, passing from mother to daughter. While male Butterflys do exist, they are noticeably in fewer numbers.

There are two separate bloodlines of the Butterfly family: the original one extending from at least Soupina Butterfly to Meteora Butterfly, and the new one extending from Festivia Butterfly that includes Moon Butterfly, Star Butterfly, and multiple other members.

Several members of the Butterfly family have marks on their cheeks (referred to in Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension as "cheek emblems"): Star has hearts, Moon Butterfly has diamonds, Etheria has five-pointed stars, Solaria the Monster Carver has lightning bolts, Eclipsa the Queen of Darkness has spades, and Miss Heinous (revealed in "Monster Bash" to be Eclipsa's daughter Meteora) has clubs. These marks are the result of a longtime exposure to magic.

In "Game of Flags", most members of the Butterfly family are portrayed as exceptionally well-mannered yet uptight, and they look down on the loud, obnoxious, and unrefined Johansen family of River Butterfly. However, they can become just as ruthless and savage as the Johansens in their determination to win the titular contest.

"Into the Wand" shows several predecessors of the Butterfly family depicted in tapestry, including Celena the Shy, Solaria the Monster Carver, and Eclipsa the Queen of Darkness.

In "Butterfly Trap", it is revealed that Eclipsa's ex-husband, King Shastacan, wanted nothing to do with Eclipsa's half-monster daughter, Meteora. So he had the Magic High Commission swap out Meteora with a Mewman peasant and had the official records changed to say that Festivia the Fun was the heir to the throne. This means that all members of the Butterfly family from Festivia onwards aren't actually related to Eclipsa and puts their royalty into question.

In "Conquer", Meteora returns to Mewni to reclaim her birthright. After successfully conquering the kingdom, she destroyed all tapestries of queens other than Eclipsa (including Moon, Solaria, and Celena). After Eclipsa defeats Meteora and changes her back into a baby, Star gives the royal wand back to Eclipsa, conceding the Mewni throne to her.

In "Escape from the Pie Folk", it is revealed that Festivia was descended from the Pie Folk, a clan of pie-baking thieves and con artists. She was accidentally left behind as a baby and adopted by the Magical High Commission. This means all of her descendants, including Moon and Star, are related to the Pie Folk.

In "Ghost of Butterfly Castle", Mina Loveberry is revealed to have taken up residence at Butterfly Castle after it was abandoned. During her stay, she repaired the previous queens' tapestries Meteora had previously destroyed. She also took special care of Solaria's tapestry, most likely because she was queen during her youth.

In "Meteora's Lesson", Glossaryck encounters the possible earliest ancestors of the Butterfly family, a family that appeared to be lost pilgrim settlers, when he and Meteora travel back in time and meet the original settlers of Mewni. Glossaryck creates the magic wand from Meteora's baby rattle and a newborn millhorse and gives it to one of the female settlers, possibly making her the first Queen of Mewni and the possible founder of the Butterfly family.

In "Pizza Party", Moon leads to coup to dethrone Eclipsa and reinstate herself as queen. In the end, she succeeds by using an army of "Solarian" super soldiers she created to lay siege on the Monster Temple and offering to let Eclipsa and her family go in return for the royal magic wand. However, this is quickly rendered moot due to Mina using her status as the "Solarian" commander to take control of the kingdom, effectively making her the de facto ruler of Mewni.

In "The Tavern at the End of the Multiverse", ghosts of some of the previous queens of Mewni appear within Glossaryck's mind's version of the "grandma room", having left their tapestries and gathered around Star Butterfly's finished one. As Star approaches her tapestry, the ghosts all stare at her, some of whom seemingly show resentment or concern toward her and even appear to fear her.

In "Cleaved", the ghosts of the queens of Mewni appear one last time to offer encouragment to Star, Moon, Eclipsa and Meteora in destroying the magic. As the Realm of Magic starts to crumble, the ghosts vanish. Afterwards, Star mentions to Moon that they aren't royalty anymore.

The guidebook Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension portrays and mentions other members of the Butterfly family, including Skywynne, Queen of Hours, Soupina the Strange, Dirhhennia the Heaped, and Crescenta the Eager. Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells features even more Butterfly family members, including Jushtin the Uncalculated, Rhina the Riddled, Estrella the Drafted, and Comet the Chef.

Rulers

Name Royal alias First appearance/
mention
Cheek emblem Wand form Image
(in order of most recent to earliest; asterisk (*) denotes a superseded rule/inheritance)
Meteora Butterfly None St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses Club None S4E1 Meteora in a bouncing baby seat
Star Butterfly The Underestimated[1][2] Star Comes to Earth Heart Wand S2E33 Star Butterfly 'we'll go through it together'
Moon Butterfly The Undaunted[3] Star Comes to Earth Diamond Scepter S2E15 Queen Butterfly pleased by Star's maturity
Comet Butterfly[4] The Chef[5] Return to Mewni Butterfly Rolling pin[5] S3E2 Picture of child Moon and her mother
Estrella Butterfly[6] The Drafted[6] Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells Five-petaled flower Pen Estrella the Drafted
Celena Butterfly[7] The Shy[7] Into the Wand Crescent moon[8] Fan S2E23 Celena the Shy and Glossaryck in tapestry
Rhina Butterfly[9] The Riddled[9] Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells Infinity sign Cube wand Rhina the Riddled
Crescenta Butterfly[10][11] The Eager[10] Into the Wand Bunny head Heart wand Crescenta the Eager
Dirhhennia Butterfly[12]* The Heaped[12] Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension Shade Moon[13] 8-ball wand[13] Dirhhennia the Heaped
Festivia Butterfly[14] The Fun[14] Into the Wand Four-pointed star Goblet (adult)
Rattle (infant)
S3E28 Festivia's page in Butterfly family book
Eclipsa Butterfly[15] The Queen of Darkness[15] Into the Wand Spade Parasol S3E2 Eclipsa 'my freedom'
Solaria Butterfly[15] The Monster Carver[15] Into the Wand Lightning bolt Sword S2E23 Solaria and Glossaryck depicted in tapestry
Jushtin Butterfly[16]* The Uncalculated[16] Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells Four-leaf clover Alligator cane Jushtin the Uncalculated
Skywynne Butterfly[17][18] Queen of Hours[17] Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension Hourglass Clock wand Skywynne Queen of Hours
Lyric Butterfly[19] Unknown Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells Unknown Broomstick None
(Characters below are listed by order of introduction, not succession)
Soupina Butterfly[20] The Strange[20] Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension Unknown Unknown None

Other family members

Name First appearance/
mention
Cheek mark Image
Felicity[21] Fetch Unknown None
Etheria[22] Game of Flags Five-pointed star S2E15 Aunt Etheria enraged at Star Butterfly
Heartrude[23] Game of Flags None S2E15 Heartrude 'you're about to abdicate the throne!'

Gallery

S2E23 Star and Lil Chauncey in the Grandma Room
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Trivia

  • Most members of the royal family are named after astronomical objects. Star and Estrella are named after stars; Moon, Celena, and Crescenta are named after the moon; Eclipsa after the solar/lunar eclipse; Solaria after the sun; etc.
  • As shown in "Meteora's Lesson", the first queen was chosen by Glossaryck in a game of eenie-meenie-mewni-moe.

References

  1. Season 2, episode 23: "Into the Wand"
  2. Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy and Amber Benson. September 11, 2018. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 246. ISBN: 978-1368020503.
  3. Glossaryck in "Into the Wand": "By decree of Moon the Undaunted, Queen of Mewni, you must be that tall to go on this ride."
  4. Dominic Bisignano (2017-08-23). What is the name of Moon's mother And why do you.... Tumblr. Retrieved on 2017 August 23.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy and Amber Benson. September 11, 2018. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 206. ISBN: 978-1368020503.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy and Amber Benson. September 11, 2018. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 194. ISBN: 978-1368020503.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Star in "Into the Wand": "Celena the Shy? Oh... Great-Great Grandma Shy!"
  8. Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy and Amber Benson. September 11, 2018. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 170. ISBN: 978-1368020503.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy and Amber Benson. September 11, 2018. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 152. ISBN: 978-1368020503.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension by Dominic Bisignano and Amber Benson. March 7, 2017. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 109. ISBN: 978-1484774199.
  11. Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy and Amber Benson. September 11, 2018. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 120. ISBN: 978-1368020503.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension by Dominic Bisignano and Amber Benson. March 7, 2017. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 108. ISBN: 978-1484774199.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy and Amber Benson. September 11, 2018. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 108. ISBN: 978-1368020503.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension by Dominic Bisignano and Amber Benson. March 7, 2017. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 89. ISBN: 978-1484774199.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 "Into the Wand"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy and Amber Benson. September 11, 2018. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 30. ISBN: 978-1368020503.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension by Dominic Bisignano and Amber Benson. March 7, 2017. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 90. ISBN: 978-1484774199.
  18. Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy and Amber Benson. September 11, 2018. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 8. ISBN: 978-1368020503.
  19. Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells by Daron Nefcy and Amber Benson. September 11, 2018. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 8. ISBN: 978-1368020503.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension by Dominic Bisignano and Amber Benson. March 7, 2017. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 87. ISBN: 978-1484774199.
  21. Moon Butterfly in "Fetch": "Star, your Aunt Felicity still hasn't received her thank-you card for the lovely necklace..."
  22. Moon Butterfly in "Game of Flags": "Yes, Aunt Etheria, I heard you the first hundred times."
  23. Star in "Game of Flags": "Nice takedown, Uncle Heartrude."


ved Star vs. the Forces of Evil Characters
Main characters
Star ButterflyMarco DiazLudo Avarius
Characters from Earth
Diaz family:
Angie DiazLinda DiazMariposa DiazRafael Diaz

Echo Creek Academy:
Alfonzo DolittleAndreaAwesome OpossumsBeckyBlake LemonsBrittney WongChantalChelsea McNelseyEdFerguson O'durgusonFrancis SmithingtonHope HadleyIngrid BloomgrenJackie Lynn ThomasJanna OrdoniaJustin ArmbergLars VanderdudLeahMegan GandlymMiss SkullnickMoobs SquitsonOskar GreasonPrincipal SkeevesRaya RouseySabrina BackintoshStarFan13TimmyZeke


Other:
Amy VendrosianBon BonBrigidCharlie BoothJeremy BirnbaumLove SentenceLydiaMackie HandMarisolMrs. LiaoSensei BrantleyWarriors

Characters from Mewni
Butterfly family:
Celena ButterflyComet ButterflyCrescenta ButterflyDirhhennia ButterflyEclipsa ButterflyEstrella ButterflyFestivia ButterflyJushtin ButterflyKing ButterflyQueen ButterflyRhina ButterflySkywynne ButterflySolaria Butterfly

FooldukeGlossaryckLady WhositsLil ChaunceyLion dragonManfredMime GirlMina LoveberryRuberiotSir LavaboSir Scarsguard


Avarius family:
Dennis Avarius


Pony Head family:
King Pony HeadPony Head


Underworld:
BrianDave LucitorMr. CandleTom LucitorWrathmelior Lucitor


Forest of Unlikely Spider Bites:
King ShastacanPrincess Spiderbite


Ludo's army:
Bald eagleBeard DeerBearicornBig ChickenBoo FlyBuff FrogEmmittGiant spiderLobster ClawsMan ArmSpikeballsThree-eyed Potato BabyToffeeUnnamed bat monsterUnnamed crocodile monsterUnnamed flower monsterUnnamed frill-neck monsterUnnamed giraffe monsterUnnamed goat monsterUnnamed lizard monsterUnnamed mushroom monsterUnnamed two-headed monsterUnnamed warthog monster


Other:
Buff Frog's tadpolesDogbullFlower monstersGlobgorHiggsHydraJohansen familyMewmansMillhorsePie KingRich PigeonSlime MonsterWarnicorns

Characters from other dimensions
Magic High Commission:
HekapooLekmetOmnitraxus PrimeReynaldo the Bald PateRhombulus

St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses:
GeminiGuardsMiss HeinousPrincess ArmsPrincess SmooshyRasticoreSt. OlgaSt. Olga's princesses


Quest Buy:
Cobalt FerreroQuest Buy sloth clerksRiddle Sphinx


Pixtopia:
Pixie clerkPixie EmpressPixie taskmasterPixies


Other:
Ben FotinoBrunzettaDragon-cycleFather TimeHeliosHungry LarryJorbyKellyNachosNaysayaPreston Change-OQuirky GuyRoySeahorseSeanSquaresTadTalon RaventalonWilloughby

Star Butterfly's creations
Butterfly monsterCloudyDoop-DoopGiant magical squirrelsLaser puppiesMonster ArmSpider With a Top HatThree-eyed firecats

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