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Gerda is the secondary antagonist of the 2019 Disney dark fantasy film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The personal advisor of Queen Ingrith, she is a loyal servant and enforcer who exercises several functions, such as weapon engineer and archer, and is also capable of playing the pipe organ, an ability she uses to scatter the harmful iron powder/Tomb Bloom pollen mixture against the fairies.
She was portrayed by Jenn Murray.
Gerda is first seen in an armor down in the castle's underground chambers crafting weapons. When Maleficent, Aurora, and Diaval arrive the castle for dinner, she announces their presences. At this point, she is shown to already know about Queen Ingrith's plan and dutifully comply to it. When Maleficent tries to fly away from the castle, she shoots her with a crossbow, causing her to fall into a waterfall before she is rescued by Conall.
During the battle between Ulstead and the Dark Fey, she is the one who is responsible for playing the pipe organ that scatters iron powder/Tomb Bloom pollen mixture towards the fairies when they are locked in the chapel, resulting in Flittle sacrificing herself to stop Gerda by disabling the pipe organ at the cost of her own life. When Gerda tries to get the piano working again, she ultimately falls to her apparent death after being attacked by fairies Knotgrass and Thistlewit. She is not seen or mentioned again in the rest of the film afterwards.
Gerda is a cold and reserved woman. She shows loyalty to the kingdom and Queen Ingrith in particular. She is also a brilliant and polyvalent woman, because of his multiples skills of engineering or archer. His nearly blind obedience toward the Queen comes perhaps because she seems share the same hatred and racism towards the magical creatures, as seen when she shooted down Maleficent and Conall, killing the latter. Despite the fact that she appears to be a stoic person, she has a murderous and sadistic side, proved when she gleefully plays the organ, knowing that it would massacre the creatures trapped in the chapel.
- Queen Ingrith - Former superior
- Gerda is the third villain in the Maleficent franchise to die in their first appearance, preceded by King Henry and King Stefan.
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