after Belle and the Beast were married, the beast made himself king and united all the kingdoms to form the United States of Auradon. he also banished all evil to the Isle of the Lost which is protected by a magic barrier. 50 years later, their son is going to become king and his first proclamation is that the kids living on the isle of the lost should be given a second chance. he chooses 4 kids whose parents are the baddest of the bad: Maleficent, Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar. the parents order the children to retrieve the fairy godmother's magic wand so the take revenge. Evie uses her mother's pocket-sized magic mirror to locate the wand in a nearby museum, but they fail to steal the wand due to a barrier around it. After learning that the Fairy Godmother will use the wand at Ben's coronation, the four wait it out by attending classes, but start to fit in with the students. Jay is recruited into the school's "tourney" team (a sport similar to field hockey and lacrosse), while Carlos overcomes his fear of dogs by befriending the school's dog, Learning that Ben's "girlfriend" will be seated close to the wand during the coronation, which is used during the ceremony, Mal bakes a cookie laced with a love potion and gives it to Ben, who falls madly in love with her, much to his friends' shock. On a date with Ben, Mal becomes conflicted with her inner goodness and desire to please her mother, unsure of how to react to Ben's feelings towards her At Ben's coronation, Mal gives him a brownie containing the love spell's antidote, believing it is unnecessary to keep him under the spell. It turns out, per Ben's admission, that he was already freed of the spell since their date when he went swimming in the Enchanted Lake, believing that Mal only did it because she really liked him. During Ben's crowning, a disillusioned Jane grabs the wand from her mother, wanting to improve her beauty, only for her to accidentally destroy the Isle's barrier. Mal takes the wand from Jane, but torn over what to do, is encouraged by Ben to make her own choice rather than follow Maleficent's path. Mal recognizes that she and her friends found happiness in Auradon, decides to be good and turns her mother into a lizard.