I have to say, Charlotte was one of the most surprising things about this film. They could have made her annoying but instead make her a very funny character. They could have made her a spoiled brat, but while she is a bit spoiled, instead they made her a very caring friend and pretty much a sister to Tiana. They could have made her a bland character just someone for Naveen to have to marry, but instead they gave her an actual personality and made her likable. Finally, this scene.
Even though it’s obvious that to Charlotte, finding true love is her dream, her ‘restaurant’, she is more than willing to give it up for her friend. She doesn’t even take a few moments to think it over. Her and Tiana have such a strong friendship, she would rather let her friend - who has found true love, not just a simple crush or anything like that - live happily ever after herself than marry a prince. And afterwards, she stays positive about it, not only because her best friend is happy, but she’s knows she’ll find her prince someday too, she just has to wait a little longer, and that’s perfectly fine with her.
Probably one of the best side characters and role models in the Disney canon.
“I can’t believe that you lied to me for so long.”
Spencer looked up at him, tears into her eyes. She was so angry, she trusted him and now…
”You’re the one to talk.” Damon’s voice was cold and low, like the first time they met.
Spencer hands closed into fists as she raised her voice, all her body was trembling for anger and desperation.
”I was trying to protect you!”
”So was I!” Damon was almost screaming now, his usual collected demeanor vanished while he tightened his grip on her shoulder.
”Go away.” Spencer lowered her head, she didn’t want him to see her crying anymore. His hand was still on her, even if his touch now was more gentle.
”Spence…” And here he was, the caring and sooting Damon she was starting to love, the only one who was able to heal her or break her with a simple look, or word, or touch. But she couldn’t show any weakness in that moment. She had to free herself. To free him. It was better like this, for both.
”I said go.” Spencer didn’t look back into those pale blue eyes. She couldn’t. She wasn’t strong enough.
Damon let go of her slowly. He walked to the door and he heard her falling on the floor, and her cries filling the silence of the dark room. He turned back, swallowing the lump in his throat, his soul bleeding because she was suffering so much, and it was all his fault. And this time he couldn’t do anything to make her feel better.
So he did the only thing he could do. After one last look, he disappeared in the night.