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You seem to keep making the same mistake. Trusting whomever pretends to listen. Like when we told you that we would obey your commands. You may be King of Avalor, but this world is ours. And if you do not like it, we can always find another king.
~ Cahu revealing her treacherous nature to Esteban.

Cahu is one of the four overarching antagonists (alongside Vuli, Yolo and Hetz) of the Disney Jr. show, Elena of Avalor, serving as the final antagonist of the finale episode "Coronation Day". She is a member of the Four Shades of Awesome.

She was voiced by Jenny Slate.

History

Nothing is known about the past of Cahu, like her brothers. They were ghosts who lived in their own spiritual world. Cahu, like her brothers, wanted to bring chaos and destruction just for the sake of sadism, and she and her brothers escaped from their world and ended up in EverRealm and began to terrorize one of the kingdoms named Maru. However, the kingdom's residents, the Maruvians, used the Jewel of Maru to banish Cahu and her brothers to their homeworld, as well as to seal their Shadow Gateway leading to EverRealm, which is located near Nueva Vista. Despite this, the power of magic was so powerful that it destroyed the entire kingdom of Maru, to which Avalor was built on top of the remains.

Many years later, Cahu and her brothers were released by Ash Delgado and Esteban and their group. However, in all, Ash and Elena fall into the spirit world, her group got captured, while Esteban lies to Cahu and her brothers that he freed them and ordered them to make him king. Cahu decided to work with her brothers to pretend that they would help him become king, although in truth Cahu and (presumably) her team used Esteban to wreak havoc.

Then all five of them go to Avalor. Having reached the kingdom, Cahu and her brothers begin an attack on Avalor, as a result one of the Cahu's brothers named Hetz dies from his own lightning. While Vuli and Yolo are genuinely upset by his death, Cahu apparently does not pay attention to this and enters the palace of Avalor with Esteban.

After Esteban confronts Francisco and Luisa, Cahu decides to turn them to stone. Esteban orders her to bring them back to life, but Cahu tells him that she used him for her own purposes, saying that she was pretending to listen to him, and also saying that Esteban continues to make the same mistake: trusting those who pretend that listens. She also threatens him that she will make him a puppet of Avalor in order to allow her and her companions to bring chaos and destruction as they please.

She then uses her hourglass to kill scores of people, speeding up their lives and turning them into stone frescoes, lined up like a cemetery. After that, she confronts Elena and engages in a battle with her, in the end she loses Elena and Cahu again uses her ability to kill Elena, and also slows down time so that, in her own words, both of them can "enjoy the moment." Fortunately, Cahu does not succeed, as Esteban takes the blow for Elena, suffering death from being turned into a stone fresco in agonizing slow motion. Elena, however, fortunately forgives him for everything and her magic of emotions that brings Esteban and everyone else back to Avalor. In a rage, Cahu tries to kill Elena and Esteban with stone, but Esteban destroys her hourglass and combines his magic to defeat Cahu and banish her into the spirit world. It is not known what became of her, but presumably she is imprisoned in the spirit world forever, ending her terror.

What Makes Her Pure Evil?

  • It is implied she abused her brothers as they cowered in fear when she arrived on Esteban's boat.
  • She and the other Shadows of the Night were somehow able to break out of their world and started terrorizing the EverRealm.
  • When Maruvians were using the Jewel of Maru to stop the Shadows of the Night and banished them to the spirit realm, they also took all the Maruvians to the spirit world and destroyed the kingdom of Maru, which would ultimately lead to the founding of the kingdom of Avalor.
  • She pretends to be polite to Esteban, but she truly is not loyal to anyone, unlike her brothers who were willingly loyal to Esteban when he freed them.
  • She turns Francisco and Luisa into stone when Esteban wanted to talk to them.
  • She mocks Esteban by saying that he continues to make the same mistake by trusting those who pretend to listen.
  • She threatens Esteban that she will make him a puppet of Avalor in order to allow her and her companions to bring chaos and destruction. This would also make Esteban becoming a pariah for real.
  • She torturously kills thousands of innocent people by slowly turning and petrifying them into stone for her own sadistic pleasure.
  • She disarmed Elena from her scepter and attempts to kill Elena by turning her to stone in a much slower way than everyone else so that Elena can feel every bit of her own demise, though Esteban takes the strike instead.
  • She doesn't appear to truly care about her brothers as when Hetz, Vuli and Yolo die, she doesn't show any mourning over their deaths.
  • Unlike most of Elena's enemies, who had comedic moments, redeeming qualities, or standard evil, Cahu has none and is taken completely seriously, even more than Shuriki and Ash Delgado.
  • Despite her low screen time, she has enough impact to be pure evil.

Trivia

  • She is the only Pure Evil in Elena of Avalor and one of the only Pure Evils to appear in a preschool program.
    • She is also the second Disney Pure Evil to appear in a preschool program after Scar in The Lion Guard (though he first appears in The Lion King, where he was already pure evil in that appearance).
  • Cahu is one of only four Disney Pure Evils to be female, alongside Princess Mombi, Queen Ingrith and Zhan Tiri.

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