|BFFAs||Raven Queen and Rosabella Beauty. They're both strong and stand up for what they believe in.|
Darling Charming is a 2013-introduced and all-around character. She is part of a fairytale yet to be revealed, since many stories are in need of a Princess Charming, and she is a student at Ever After High. In the destiny conflict, she is on the Rebel side because she wants to go on adventures instead of being rescued. Darling is the younger sister of Daring Charming and the younger twin sister of Dexter Charming, both of whom are Royals.
In English, she is voiced by Marieve Herington.
Darling is rather coy, acting shy, overly sweet and obedient, truly charming, true to her family name. Behaving like she is expected too, acting like a damsel in distress, to keep her family satisfied. Darling also has a love of reading and learning the unknown⎯quite mysterious herself, she has been called a bookworm by her brothers and is a good researcher.
However, when she drops her facade, Darling has an incredible sense of whit, adventure and action - she would much rather live the life of a daring hero than as a dainty princess. She hides herself in a suit of armor so that what is highly expected of her won't tarnish. However despite her reputation, Darling is far from a damsel-in-distress. Deep down, Darling has an unwavering will and won't be afraid to step in a situation and offer her help.
Darling has long and wavy platinum blonde hair with blue streaks tied back in a small bump, which she tamed to cascade down her back in curls. Like her brothers, Darling has blue eyes. She also has a beauty mark under her right eye.
Though Darling doesn't have a destiny in particular, there are several stories which are in need of a Princess Charming, or damsel-in-distress.
Darling is the only daughter of King Charming and Queen Charming. Daring and Dexter are her older brothers; the former by nine months, the latter by a few seconds, as she and Dexter are twins. She gets along better with Dexter, not just because he is her twin, but because they both have doubts about the destinies laid out for them and only trust each other to share these doubts with.
According to the Ever After High books, Darling has numerous cousins and each set uses the same first letter in their names. The cousins are Bountiful, Breathtaking, and Beloved, Charity, Courageous, Cherished, and Caring, Elegant and Errant, Fragile, Fearless and Fairest, and Good-Enough, Gallant, Glorious, Gutsy, Gracious, and Gorgeous. Her grandparents are Alluring and Auspicious Charming.
Darling is commonly seen with other princesses, however she sees Raven and Rosabella as her best friends because they both are resilient and strong-willed people at heart. She is also close with her twin brother Dexter.
More often than not, the majority of male students at Ever After High completely fawn over at even the sight of Darling and constantly try confessing their love to her, albeit being politely turned down by her in the process, since Darling knows all too well that their confessions are just to grab attention and are fake deep down.
Darling has a horse named Sir Gallopad. He has the ability to camouflage at will. He is considered a stable and slow steed but actually he loves to gallop.
- May 31, 2013: Mattel requests the trademark for Darling Charming.
- October 08, 2013: Darling Charming makes her book debut in The Storybook of Legends.
- Mid May, 2014: Darling Charming makes her diary debut in Dexter's 'Signature - Royals' diary.
- December 22, 2014: The cover of A Semi-Charming Kind of Life is revealed, concurrently revealing Darling's appearance.
- February 06, 2015: Darling Charming makes her cartoon debut in "Spring Unsprung".
- Early May, 2015: Darling Charming's first doll is released as part of the 'Signature - Rebels' series.
- June 03, 2015: Darling Charming's profile is published on the Ever After High website.