Long ago in the Land of Stories, before any of the characters from the books existed, there were Demons and Angels. The Angels were very beautiful, and the Demons hated that. So they made magic mirrors that warped a creature's reflection until they looked hideous. The Demons tried taking them to the Angels, but they crumbled to dust. This dust fell to the earth. The dust has the power to change people completely. The people who inhale it become meaner and more evil just by inhaling a dust mite. The Enchantress inhaled some of this dust that the Snow Queen placed on her favorite crying spot, and thus became evil. Alex inhaled some at the end of An Author's Odyssey. She became cursed, but in Worlds Collide she managed to overcome the curse with Conner's help..