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"Royal Rivalry" is the twenty-seventh episode of the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor. It premiered on October 28, 2017 and is the second episode in the second season.


In a village, Elena and Luna are putting up wanted posters of Victor and Carla Delgado. Luna asks Elena why she is not just letting the Royal Guard handle this job, to which Elena states the Delgados are very dangerous criminals and that they all have to chip in when it comes to catching them. Suddenly, Migs and Skylar swoop in and tell Elena that the Delgados' carriage was seen heading south. Elena tells them to go after them and then heads back to Avalor Palace to call for an emergency meeting of the Grand Council of Avalor. In the jungle, the Delgados evade discovery by hiding their carriage in a bush. Shuriki, who's inside the carriage, vows to get rid of the Jaquins after she gets rid of Elena and makes Avalor hers once more. Carla interrupts Shuriki's rant to complain about how she is not as prominent on the Delgados' wanted posters despite being as wanted as her father is. Shuriki face palms and Victor rolls his eyes, muttering "Kids today." Shuriki tells the Delgados that because they failed to get her the Jewel of Maru they must enter the Kingdom of Paraíso to find a jewel with enough magic for her to make a new wand for herself. The trio then set out for Paraíso.

At Avalor Palace, Elena informs the Grand Council that the Delgados are heading for the Kingdom of Paraíso. Chancellor Esteban tells Elena that once they are in Paraíso they will be as good as gone as the Paraísoans will never help them. Esteban, Francisco, and Luisa explain that many years ago, the King of Avalor sent the King of Paraíso a gift of Avalor's finest chocolate. However, the King of Paraíso was insulted due to seeing this as the Avalorans saying that their chocolate was better. Insults flew and feelings were hurt resulting in a feud between the two kingdoms. Elena insists on inviting the Princess of Paraíso to Avalor to sign a peace treaty to end the feud and catch the Delgados. Calling into vote, Francisco, Luisa, and Naomi all vote yes with Esteban voting no so the motion is passed.

Sometime later, the Royal Delegation of Paraíso arrives at Avalor Palace. Armando introduces Elena to Manuel, who introduces Elena to Valentina Montanez Tores, the Princess of Paraíso. He makes a long-winded introduction before Valentina stops him. Princess Valentina tells Elena she can call her Val and voices how she has been looking forward to this visit to end the silly feud. Elena voices how important it is for them to get along as two fugitives are heading their way. Val has heard of the Delgados and voices how the Paraísoan Army always catches her Kingdom's bad guys and is sure they will catch Avalor's after they sign the treaty. Elena introduces Val to the Grand Council of Avalor. Valentina states she is glad that there are only five people before bragging about how her father's Royal Cabinet has so many people that she cannot remember their names. Val calls Avalor Palace a cozy little palace before boasting that Paraíso Castle is so huge she can get lost in it for days. Francisco serves Princess Valentina some of Luisa's te da manzanilla. However, Valentina pulls out some te de limon from her grandmother's garden in Paraíso which she calls fuller and livelier than Luisa's tea, which angers her. Elena asks Francisco to play one of his songs, which he does on his guitar. Val calls the song an adorable little ditty and breaks into a lively routine where she offends everyone around her with insensitive comments. She even annoys everyone by disrupting their work, blasting trumpets in their ears, and having Manuel shine the sun in their faces to the point where by the time she is done everyone is so angry at her they all want to beat her up. Seeing this, Elena asks Val if she wants to sign the treaty now but Valentina wants to go on a tour of Avalor, which she declares half the size of Paraíso, instead. She also insists on them going in her coach, which offends Gabe. Meanwhile, Shuriki and the Delgados are on the road to the Kingdom of Paraíso. However, they go too fast, causing their coach to crash and get stuck in a mud pit. The trio continue their trek on horses, to Shuriki's dismay (as she hates horses).

Back with the tour, Valentina sees Avalor's Olaball Stadium and insists on stopping for a game of Olaball. Valentina and Manuel play against Elena and Gabe and they win. Esteban shows up with news that the Jaquins have discovered the Delgados carriage close to the border, proving that Elena was right about the Delgados heading to the Kingdom of Paraíso. Elena retorts that Valentina turns everything into a competition to which Esteban states they must take her to a place that she cannot criticize: The Twin Xolos. Elena and Valentina ride together to get to know each other better while the others ride in the Coach. On the way, Elena asks Valentina if she is happy to have someone to confide in. Valentina takes this as Elena saying she has no friends and challenges her to a race. Elena finally loses her temper and accepts the race. As they continue the race on foot, Valentina pulls out a tamberita, which Elena swats away. This causes a Wake-Up Spell to get cast by mistake. It hits the Twin Xolos statues and brings them to life. While the princesses lose them, the Xolos attack Valentina's coach, cornering Gabe, Naomi, Esteban, and Manuel on a cliff. With a large tree blocking the path, Valentina tries to push it herself. Elena finally confronts Valentina about how she turns everything into a competition, and Valentina admits that she did it because she wanted to impress Elena. Despite all the rumors Elena heard regarding Paraíso being the best, Val believed that Avalor was better. Just one look at Elena’s kingdom made her think it was true, so she desperately tried the impress the Avalorans by showing off her kingdom’s traditions. They both apologize for letting their pride get the better of them. Working together, Val uses her magic to lift the tree and lure the Xolos into playing fetch. Elena uses a rope that Val gives her and lassos the coach back to level ground. Val gets the Xolos back on the giant pestilential and turns them back to statues.

Elena and Valentina later return to the Palace where they sign the treaty. Valentina humbly orders Manuel to double the guards and help their new Avaloran friends. Shuriki and the Delgados finally arrive at the border between Avalor and Paraíso where they find guards on the lookout for them, forcing Shuriki to change her plans. Carla finds a wanted poster of the Delgados, which she likes, as her part of the picture is more noticeable, to which Victor and Shuriki both groan and roll their eyes. Elena gives Val some Avaloran Chocolate as a present to take home. After trying some Paraísoan Chocolate, Naomi still says Avaloran Chocolate is better and Esteban agrees.




  • Princess Valentina makes her debut appearance in this episode.
  • Moral: It doesn’t matter who’s better.
  • Carla complaining about her portrait in the Wanted poster not being the right size is a nod to Flynn Rider freaking out over his Wanted poster not having his nose right.
  • Naomi is the only one who doesn't wear formal attire throughout this episode.

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Season One: "First Day of Rule" • "Model Sister" • "All Heated Up" • "Island of Youth" • "Spellbound" • "Prince Too Charming" • "Finders Leapers" • "Royal Retreat" • "A Day to Remember" • "The Scepter of Light" • "Navidad" • "Olaball" • "Flight of the Jaquins" • "Crystal in the Rough" • "The Princess Knight" • "Captain Turner Returns" • "King of the Carnaval" • "My Fair Naomi" • "Spirit Monkey Business" • "Wizard-in-Training" • "Realm of the Jaquins" • "The Gecko's Tale" • "Party of a Lifetime" • "Blockheads" • "Masks of Magic"

Season Two: "The Jewel of Maru" • "Royal Rivalry" • "The Curse of El Guapo" • "Three Jaquins and a Princess" • "A Spy in the Palace" • "Science Unfair" • "Rise of the Sorceress" • "Shapeshifters" • "The Scepter of Night" • "The Race for the Realm" • "A Tale of Two Scepters" • "Class Act" • "All Kingdoms Fair" • "A Lava Story" • "Song of the Sirenas" • "The Tides of Change" • "The Return of El Capitán" • "Finding Zuzo" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Two Left Fins" • "Movin' On Up" • "Not Without My Magic" • "Luna's Big Leap" • "Naomi Knows Best"
Season Three: "Sister of Invention" • "To Save a Sunbird" • "Father-in-Chief" • "The Incredible Shrinking Royals" • "Norberg Peace Prize" • "The Magic Within" • "Flower of Light" • "Captain Mateo" • "Sugar Rush" • "The Family Treasure" • "Dreamcatcher" • "Changing of the Guard" • "King Skylar" • "Spirit of a Wizard" • "Team Isa" • "The Last Laugh" • "Festival of Lights" • "The Birthday Cruise" • "Giant Steps" • "Shooting Stars" • "Crash Course" • "Sweetheart's Day" • "The Lightning Warrior" • "Dia de las Madres" • "Heart of the Jaguar" • "Elena's Day Off" • "To Queen or Not to Queen" • "Coronation Day"

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