She’s like: “Is not gonna happen, kiddo.”
'That's my Princess, Kiddo, she's my little beastie, go away and get your own.'
Reblogging (again) simply for the captions. Dying over here.
Yes, there’s definitely an element of possessiveness! This moment also about Maleficent being protective of Aurora. Maleficent knows better than to trust a man “looking for a girl,” because that’s exactly what Stefan was, remember? When he came looking for Maleficent with the evil intention of hurting her, disfiguring her and stealing her wings without her consent? (As I’ve said before, it was an obvious parallel with rape.)
Maleficent refuses to leave Aurora alone with Phillip even during the kiss scene—she stays behind that partition, watching every moment of it, despite how it makes her seethe and burn to have someone else kiss Aurora. She lets it happen against her better instincts, because that’s what the curse apparently needs to be broken (she hasn’t yet realized that it is her kiss that will wake Aurora). Even as Phillip kisses Aurora, Maleficent tells herself that she’s right here, standing guard—that she won’t let Aurora get hurt, that if Phillip tries to take advantage of Aurora’s vulnerability, Maleficent will cut him down.
So, yeah. Possessive!protective!Maleficent is canon.