Oona is one of the Faeries in the film, “Legend” starring Tim Curry, Tom Cruise, and Mia Sara.
With regard to the character (portrayed by Annabelle Lanyon), Oona is probably more true to form than any Faerie depicted on film. Despite her gossamer wings, the glitter in her skin, and her tiny frame, she is temperamental and has little patience for humans.
“What care I for human hearts? Soft and spiritless as porridge! A faerie’s heart beats fierce and free!”
For reasons only known to her, Oona has a secret. Keeping her true form hidden, she appears only as a tiny spark of light. When they become imprisoned somewhere in the depths of Darkness’ castle, Jack suggests Oona fly out to find the key. She insists he keep their secret.
“Our secret will keep forever in this grave if you don’t help us!”
Transforming to her true form, Gump responds with hissing.
“You willful Sprite! How dare you keep such secrets!”
Oona brings some of the darker aspects of Faerie forward, that we may see their true nature. It’s not all sugarplums and rainbows, after all.
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