Deadly Doll's Choice: Rumpelstiltskin(1995): Like Rihanna, He Asks "What's My Name?"
When you get down to it, Rumpelstiltskin, though monstrous in appearance, is one of the more sympathetic characters in the story. He keeps his end of the bargain, utters the unarguable statement, “A living thing is more dear to me than all the treasures of earth.”, and even gives the miller’s daughter, then the Queen, a chance to win her child back. Sure I assume he wants the baby to eat it, but honestly the Queen was willing to trade her child's life for her own and the King was willing to kill his betrothed if she couldn’t spin straw into gold. These are not model parents. Speaking of parents, springing from the mind of Leprechaun writer/director Mark Jones, Rumpelstiltskin (1995) dispenses with the straw, the kings, and the deals and attempts to bring the Grimm character into the nineties.