At the beginning of the reign of Simon the Postman, the 16 and a half
year old Gloria Magnifico lived with both her father and younger sister
Shirley in the nicest of all the cottages in Festeron. On the western
side of the Greater island, right by the ocean, this brown-and-white
gingerbread house looked as if it had jumped straight from a book of
fairy tales. Her mother had not been around
for years, she had ran off with a portable-toilet salesman.
The resemblance between Gloria and her sister Shirley was striking. Her
smile had a knowing humor to it that her younger sibling lacked. Her
coloring was a little darker than the very fair Shirley. Her shoulder
length hair was the color of chestnuts in autumn. The dark-haired
beauty's triangular face, pretty and open, was completed with large
brown eyes and long-fingered hands. She was the very picture of
adolescence on the verge of adulthood.
Gloria was known as the "sweet young daughter of the professor" while
Festeron was in its normal state. She was innocent and proper, not even
permitting romance between her and a man any more than a simple
curse of Witchville, the formerly sweet young girl would be seen
dressed in that determinedly casual way that most rebellious teenagers
had, with tight-fitting pants and a white blouse, the top three buttons
oh-so-carelessly undone, or possibly an extreme mini-skirt providing
the most minute cover. Her wicked image desired to live to party,
especially all night with the boys on the Boot Patrol who she only
sought to have covert her. These nights also brought upon her the
unfortunate habit of continually puffing on a cigarette. Gladys
frequently employed her obedient service, in which she was fond of
torture and evil schemes. Her clothing during such periods of
slavehood, involving donning the female equivalent of the Boot Patrol
uniform: a military-looking khaki coat with tight-fitting pants and
Just prior to Simon's coming to Festeron, Gloria had been depressed
following her break-up with an unknown man. Her sister Shirley, who was
dating Brad MacGuffin, had only moments before been scammed by Simon's
shell game when she arrived on the Fun Pier where he was set up. Simon,
who was mesmerized by her beauty, sought to gain her favor. Deciding
to impress her with his generosity, he formed a
fašade by returning the coin to Brad, and lied that it had accidentally
fallen out of the cup. Gloria found this pleasing and admiring.
Afterwards, when Simon was arrested for the shell game's criminal
activity (as well as refusing to sing the Festeron anthem), Gloria
briefly visited him, confessing her love for him. The following day at
Simon's courtroom hearing, she attempted to testify on his behalf, but
her words were discounted because of her romantic bias towards Simon.
After Simon had been sentenced as a postal worker, he arrived at her
cottage for a delivery. The two were twitterpatted with one another.
She accepted his invition for a date, but she knew that if the
Witchville curse had been enacted that night, that she would not be
able to keep her promise.
That night, the curse came upon the
city of Festeron. Gloria and Shirley dressed provocatively, as usual,
to allure the Boot Patrol. She no longer had desire for Simon. In fact,
she was responsible for helping Mr. Crisp and Violet Voss captured the
postman. Gloria desired to watch Simon be tortured by the two villians
in the library, and they permitted her.
In the library, Princess
Tasmania was found hanging from the ceiling by one foot that had been
caught in a thick rope noose. Gloria caught Tasmania when the trap was
released. Violet Voss planned to put both Tasmania and Simon into the
automatic stamper. The platypus tried to gain freedom by biting Gloria.
In reprisal Mr. Crisp clamped her beak with a handful of rubber bands.
It was here that Sneed once again appeared semi-transparent. He took
the Kitchen Wonder from Simon’s pocket, using it to unlock his
handcuffs. Because of Gloria’s protests for Tasmania to be saved (it
was much too cruel to torture a poor dumb creature), the evil couple
decided to stamp Simon first, but not without gratifying their romantic
desires. During this intermission, Simon took Tasmania from Gloria,
then forcibly demanded the girl to come with him. Simon, Gloria,
Tasmania, and Sneed made their way out of the library.
Outside the library, Simon ran headlong
into Gloria’s father, who was stumbling around, drunk. Possessions were
scattered. Instead of grabbing his own glasses that had fallen off, the
father instead set the magic glasses upon his face. Whoever wore the
glasses found that the spell of Witchville was broken, returning them
to their Festeron personality. Simon retrieved the glasses, intending
to place them on Gloria, but Gladys appeared. The Evil One beckoned for
Gloria; she came to her. Simon and Sneed escaped, and Gloria went with
Gladys to assist her with the final part of her plan in her
laborary at the church.
When Simon invaded the church Gloria
alerted Gladys. The Evil One handed over the killing of Simon to
Gloria, who in turn handed it over to Brad and the Boot Patrol. Simon
and Sneed made a run for it.
Gloria was also present at the church
when Simon and Sneed made their second attempt to invade it. As
Gloria passed through a doorway, Simon grabbed her arm, and while Sneed
covered her mouth, placed the magic glasses upon her. While trying to
kiss Glorian, the glasses continued to fall off, flipping her
Gloria led the two men upstairs to the bell tower where they found
Princess Tasmania tied up with an immense amount of rope. Simon untied
her. All four proceeded to the Evil One’s laboratory. The magic glasses
granted Gloria with the ability to spy the otherwise invisible
Wishbringer. Gladys entered, wanting to know what it was that she saw.
When Gloria adamantly refused to give away the location of the stone,
the Evil One snatched the glasses, restoring the curse upon the girl.
She informed her that Wishbringer was in the middle canister. Gladys
put on the glasses to verify Gloria’s claim, then grinded them into the
linoleum with her foot.
Once Simon had defeated Gladys and the curse was nullfied (at least
temporarily) and Witchville had returned to Festeron, he again asked
Gloria for a date, which she accepted. Anything about Gloria after this
point has been lost, but it is assumed that the curses of Witchville
continued, and that she remained affected by these curses.