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Magenta is a character from theatrical and cinematographic productions of The Rocky Horror Show since 1973 to this day, including the 1975 original film, the 2015 tribute production celebrating 40 years, and the 2016 reimagining film. The character also appears in the non-canon drafts of the never made sequels Rocky Horror Shows His Heels and Rocky Horror: The Second Coming.
She is shown to be the castle maid, and in the credits, is credited "A Domestic". She is portrayed by Patricia Quinn in The Rocky Horror Show. Patricia is also the lips in the "Science Fiction Double Feature" sequence, even though the voice is Richard O'Brien.
Magenta is said to be in an incestuous relationship with her brother, even though Quinn herself was not aware of this.
The night Frank-N-Furter is hosting a party for the unveiling of his creation, Rocky Horror, a young, newly engaged couple, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, has their tire pop, so they wander through the rain, finding themselves at Frank's castle. The door is answered by Riff Raff, Magenta's brother. The couple is lead in, and Janet asks if they're having a party, and Riff Raff reveals it is one of the master's affairs. Janet states that he is lucky, and Magenta is revealed, popping up from behind the railing, and sliding down.
The siblings then proceed to sing "The Time Warp", with some help from the castle's groupie, Columbia, and some Transylvanians Frank has for the party. Frank then comes down the lift, singing his song, "Sweet Transvestite", and shamelessly invites Brad and Janet up to the lab, to see what's on the slab.
Magenta and Riff Raff go to strip Brad and Janet down to their underclothes, Magenta taking Brad. Magenta and Columbia assist Riff Raff while Frank flirts with Brad and Janet. Riff Raff interrupts him, and he unveils Rocky Horror. He sings him a song, which Eddie, the ex-pizza delivery boy, pops out of the freezer, with a scar on his head, where Frank took out half his brain. Frank kills Eddie for stealing his glory, and Magenta takes off Frank's bloody, pink gloves.
Later, while Brad and Janet are in their separate rooms, Riff Raff and Magenta watch them over the monitor, and after the seduction of Janet, let Rocky free, chasing him out with fire.
After they spy on Brad, Magenta goes to Columbia and her room, and watch Janet as she sings "Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me" to Rocky Horror. Afterwards, when Dr. Scott is forced up to the lab, they are seen in bed together.
Magenta announces, loudly, that dinner is ready, and helps her brother serve the meal. The meal is later revealed to be Eddie, and when the table cloth is pulled off, his decaying corpse is revealed. Magenta laughs so much when everyone runs out of the room, her brother screams at her, and she starts to cry.
After everyone is in the laboratory again, Frank nods to Magenta, and she turns Brad, [[Dr. Scott]], and Janet into statues. Columbia rebels, and Frank turns her into a statue. Posing, Rocky gets turned into a statue too. After that, Magenta screams at Frank, asking when they will return to Transylvania. He offers her a reward through sex, which she declines.
Frank has his floorshow, and Riff and Magenta burst in, in their spacesuits, and declare to Frank his lifestyle's too extreme, and they're going back to their galaxy. Then Frank sings a song, "I'm Going Home", until Riff declares that Frank will be staying on earth, in spirit, anyway. Columbia screams, and is shot. Frank realizes it's real, so he, of course, freaks out, and dies. Rocky cries over him, carrying his body up the RKO tower, finally dying, and falling in the pool. Riff tells Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott to get out, having his and Magenta's final confrontation before the castle takes off for Transsexual.
In this unproduced sequel written by O'Brien, Magenta accompanies Riff Raff back to Earth after learning that Frank-N-Furter has managed to resurrect both himself and Rocky Horror. They once again kill him and return to Transsexual.
Prior to the events of this unproduced story by O'Brien, Magenta is said to have been murdered by her brother in a fit of rage after he discovered her intimate relationship with Lord De Lordy. He attempts to conceal her murder from the Old Queen.
Magenta is portrayed by Christina Milian in this reimaging. As the remake uses the same script, Magenta has the exact same role as her original counterpart. However, this Magenta is presented as much more manipulative and speaks with a thick Transylvanian accent. She's the one who urges Riff Raff to scare away Rocky and she's the one who convinces Riff Raff to betray Frank.
Magenta has solos in:
Magenta sings as company (chorus) in:
- In Revenge of the Old Queen, Riff Raff has gone mad, and is the accused killer of not only Frank, but Magenta. One line hints that Riff Raff and Magenta are Cosmo and Nation McKinley from the indirect sequel to TRHPS, Shock Treatment.
- Many questions have been asked about the siblings' surname, and the most common used in fan-fiction is Vitus.
- Fans pair the duo under the title Riffgenta.
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Brad Majors • Janet Weiss • Frank-N-Furter • Riff Raff • Magenta • Columbia • Rocky Horror • Eddie • Dr. Scott • Narrator • The Usherette • Phantoms
Brad Majors • Janet Majors • Farley Flavors • Cosmo McKinley • Nation McKinley • Oliver Wright • Betty Hapschatt • Ansalong • Ricky • Bert Schnick • Emily Weiss • Harry Weiss • Ralph Hapschatt • Macy Struthers • Neely Pritt • Vance Parker • Floor Manager • Irwin Lapsey • Kirk • Oscar Drill and the Bits
The Old Queen • Steve Majors • Lord De Lordy • Riff Raff • Ray Ammbo • Sonny Ammbo • Judith Brankmire • Janet Majors • Mary Lou
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