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Sally

Sally

Sally is the deuteragonist in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, a ragdoll created by Doctor Finklestein. She is Jack Skellington's girlfriend, then wife, and Wing's adoptive mother.

Sally is voiced by Catherine O'Hara in the original film and by Kath Soucie in the Kingdom Hearts series and Oogie's Revenge.

BioEdit

In the movie, Sally has barely any freedom, although she frequently runs away from Doctor Finklestein, her creator. After the Halloween celebration, the Doctor catches her and tries to drag her back to the lab. To escape, she pulls the thread on her arm and leaves it behind dismembered, as she runs off. She then follows Jack all the way to Spiral Hill, listening to his song. Sally then goes back to Dr. Finklestein to get her arm reattached. She hears about the town meeting after Jack returns to town and poisons the doctor again before leaving to go to the town meeting where Jack tells about his expriences in the land of Christmas.

She goes back home to the lab again and the Doctor locks Sally in her bedroom.Unable to remain in captivity any longer, Sally puts some food and drink in a basket and lowers it onto the ground, and jumps out after it. Sally gives the basket to Jack, but runs away due to her immense bashfulness. Afterwards, Sally plucks the petals off a forget-me-not, which then transforms before her eyes into a miniature Christmas tree and suddenly bursts into flames: a preminition of things to come. When she tells of this to Jack, he fails to take the warning seriously. On Christmas Eve as Jack is about to set off, Sally pours fog juice into the town square fountain, creating a thick-as-jellied-brains fog all around, grounding Jack. Yet, Sally's plan doesn't work, because of Zero's glowing nose.

Later, when Jack has left, Sally hears the news of the millitary being called in to stop Jack, and she resolves to go and find Santa Claus, discovering him in Oogie's lair. Sally tries to liberate Santa, but fails and gets captured herself . Jack later finds them and fights Oogie Boogie, defeating him.After Santa leaves, Sally and Jack talk, and Jack is about to tell her how he feels about her, when the Mayor, Lock, Shock and Barrel suddenly burst in to rescue them. They all return to Halloween town, and Sally walks sadly to Spiral hill. Jack follows her, having realized he's loved her all along, and they share a kiss.

The official film soundtrack contains an epilogue not in the film, stating that "many years later" Santa Claus returned to Halloween Town to visit Jack. He discovered that Jack had "four or five skeleton children at hand" who play together in a xylophone band. Given the ending of the movie, it can be assumed that these children are Jack and Sally's.

In the prequel of the movie, 'The Pumpkin King', in his attempts to turn Halloween into Bug Day, Oogie Boogie tries to kidnap Jack AKA the Pumpkin King, but Sally is kidnapped by mistake. Oogie Boogie decides to hold her hostage until Jack comes to save her and the town from his terror.

In the sequel game of Nightmare Before Christmas called 'Oogie's Revenge', after Jack returns to Halloween Town from his travels, Sally is one of the only citizens of Halloween Town who has not been deceived by Oogie Boogie and remain loyal to Jack. Unfortunately, she is captured by Oogie's baddies and Jack has to save her from a giant spider.

Some time after the events of 'Oogie's Revenge', a younger Wing (Most likely around ten by the sounds of things), had found the Pumpkin door near the ophrange she lived at and opened it, allowing Wing to enter Halloween town. It was there Sally found Wing and later adopted the human girl. Not longer after that, Sally and Jack got married.

PersonallyEdit

Sally is a a very pretty, loving, caring, and shy ragdoll. She also has a lot of commen sense that some of the monsters may not have as Santa Claus said Jack 'should listen to her' after the skeleton saved Santa and Sally.

AppearsEdit

Sally is a ragdoll with blue skin, long red hair and wears a dress made out of rags, white/black stripe socks and black heel shoes.

TriviaEdit

  • Sally and Ariel from The Little Mermaid do have some similars to each other as both wanted a different live they originally had, Sally wanting to be free from the lab while Ariel wanted to live in the human world.
  • Sally, and her creator, Dr. Finklestein, seem to be based off the tale "Frankenstein", as Dr. Finklestein's name is written in a similar way to Frankenstein, while Sally's story counterpart would be Dr. Frankenstein's creation.
  • Sally's Corpse Bride counterparts are Emily the Corpse Bride and Victoria Everglot.
  • Despite she and Jack being monsters, they adopt Wing, a half human half panther being, as their daughter.
  • Sally is the adopted mother of a member of MCF (Wing), a member of RMCF (Homura), and a member of Kid Crusaders (Dawn), making her the only mother to have a child in three MCF related groups.

AppearancesEdit

  • Debut story is coming soon

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