|“||You can stick a tiara on a villain but you're still a villain.||„|
|~ Uma's most famous quote to Mal.|
|“||What? You didn't think this was the end of the story, did you?||„|
|~ Uma addressing the audience at the end of the film.|
Uma is a major antagonist in the Descendants franchise. She first appeared as the main antagonist in both Descendants 2 and its prequel novel Rise of The Isle Of the Lost, and the deuteragonist in the novel Escape from The Isle of The Lost and Descendants 3.
Rise of The Isle Of the Lost
Uma was best friends with Mal and Mad Maddy as a child until Mal pulled a prank on her by pretending to fall off of a dock then dumping a bucket of shrimp in her hair leaving it with a permanent disgusting stench. She watched as the VKs went to Auradon and was filled with rage and envy. She eventually befriends Harry Hook who becomes her first mate and gets her own ship. The two later recruit Gil and various others on the Isle to join their crew. She then hears from a customer at the fish and chips shop that King Triton's trident fell into the river on the Isle after Arabella accidentally lost it. On the Isle of the Doomed, Uma and her crew find Yen Sid's "map" and find a trove of magic items. Uma finds her mother's old necklace and puts it back together. With the shell completed, it begins leading Uma to the trident. She finds it's location and swims down to get it. After a brief battle the reformed VKs retrieve the trident, leaving Uma in a fit of rage. At the end of the book, she vows vengeance on Mal and the others.
After the events of the novel Uma and her crew are attempting to break down the barrier between the Isle and Auradon. Uma, Harry, and Gil work together to plot revenge on Mal. Once Mal returns after being put under too much pressure in Auradon, Ben, Evie, Jay and Carlos search for her only for Ben to be kidnapped. Uma then blackmails Mal into giving her the Fairy Godmother's wand in exchange for Ben. Towards the end of the movie she attempts to steal the wand by making Ben fall in love with her. After being confronted Uma leaps into the waters below only to reveal that she too has tentacles just like her mother, she fights Mal in her dragon form before Ben comes between them. At the end of the movie Uma emerges from the water again breaking the fourth wall to the audience hinting at another sequel.
Powers & Abilities
Uma, being daughter of Ursula (Disney), Uma possesses the following powers:
- Magic: Descended from her mother, Uma has the ability to manipulate supernatural forces in order to achieve any effect she desires, she is skilled in mischief magic.
- Spell Casting: Uma has the ability to cast spells, including teleportation, to transforming people into objects, starting fires, summoning ghosts, and resurrecting deceased people.
- Potion Making: Uma has the ability to brew magical potions and elixirs in a cauldron.
- Sea Magic: Like her mother, Uma is able to manipulate magic at her will that allows her to cast magical spells and feats through the sea with the power given to her by the necklace.
- Aquatic Life Manipulation: Uma is able to control marine life, from creatures that dwell in shallow water, to the ones who dwell in the abyss.
- Water Manipulation: Uma is able to manipulate water to use for various purposes.
|“||The world will know my name!||„|
Uma is a misunderstood, vengeful, and sassy individual. She is very ambitious, determined, and short-tempered. She is shown to be very sarcastic and argumentative, and according to Mal is very melodramatic. She holds a grudge against Mal in particular due to the events from their childhoods and how Mal got an opportunity to go to Auradon instead of herself. More than anything, however, Uma is a hurt and envious girl who lashes out, it is rather blatant that her own mother doesn't even care about her and the only people who are known to appear to be Harry and Gil.
Despite being cruel and ruthless, Uma does care about her gang as she had an opportunity to attack Mal from behind, but gave it up to help Harry when he asked her for help.
Uma is a beautiful, average height, dark-skinned girl with thick, long turquoise hair put into braided dreadlocks. Her makeup is lightly made, with an exception to her turquoise colored eye shadow. She wears a turquoise leather jacket that is slightly military looking to represent her leadership and strength as a captain. Uma sports a dark purple mesh shirt under her military jacket as well. She also wears a belt along with a turquoise fringed skirt, (sometimes is seen wearing the skirt with aqua colored leggings) and brown distressed boots. She also wears fingerless, leather black gloves and a sheath to hold her sword. Her pirate hat, leather jacket, and shoes are all distressed. They all are adorned with different types of sea trinkets like shiny little crabs, starfishes, sea shells, octopuses, feathers, nets, and little skulls. She is seen sporting various accessories like her scallywag swag earrings, turquoise and white bead bracelets, her mother Ursula's golden seashell necklace, her pirate crews symbolic pin, and a golden ring.
In Descendants 3 Uma has stopped putting her hair in dreadlocks and her clothes are less flamboyant and more designed for practicality.
- In the books and movie, she works for her mother in a Fish and Chip shop.
- She is the third main antagonist to be a VK with the first two being CJ and Zevon.
- She is also the second villain to have a personal conflict and history with Mal, the first being Zevon.
- She is the second VK to be a pirate with the first being CJ.
- She is the second most short tempered character from the franchise, directly behind Audrey.
- Uma is the most tragic main antagonist in the series so far. This is due to Uma being the one who is shown and intended with the most sympathy on screen while the others such as Maleficent and Zevon are tragic due to their pasts and how they are treated by their peers whilst CJ is tragic due to being ignored by her father of whom she looks up to and how she appears to not be able to hold up any sort of friendship with anyone (with the exception of Zevon). The main difference between Uma and these three however is that Uma uses her tragic background as motivation whilst the others acknowledge their tragic stories but do not use them as primary motivation.
- China Anne McClain, who portrayed Uma, also provided the voice of Freddie Facilier daughter of Dr. Facilier, in the animated short series Descendants: Wicked World.
- According to Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel, Uma emits a shrimp odor due to getting dunked with shrimp larva by Mal, earning her the nickname "Shrimpy".
- Like her mother, Uma has the ability to transform into a giant cecaelia.
- It could be this is her true form and is merely disguising herself as human-like her mother did.
- Uma lets slip during the end credits that it's not the end of the story, hinting toward yet another sequel.
- Uma has the ability to use Mal's spellbook.
- Uma later became good in Descendants 3.