This is a Mandela Effect for sure. Just like most people I speak to, I’ve always known the antagonist in 101 Dalmatians to be called Cruella DeVille. but according to official sources, her name is Cruella De Vil or Cruella Devil and it’s apparently ALWAYS been that way. I first heard about this Mandela Effect a couple of months ago and Cruella De Vil still doesn’t sound right to me. What do you think?
I am pretty sure that most of us would have noticed if her surname spelt the word ‘Devil’. That is something people are bound to remember and I am certain it is something I wouldn’t have overlook. In fact, I can clearly remember as a child I was once considering Cruella’s surname and thinking to myself that maybe it was French for ‘The Vile’ i.e Cruella The Vile because she was such a horrible women. Now obviously I wouldn’t have made that connection in my thinking if her name was Cruella De Vil. I wouldn’t have made that assumption as a child.
The very first time I saw her surname was spelt ‘De Vil’ today I was shocked and convinced I knew better. I honestly thought that this single change was so obvious that it would convince everyone that something very strange is happening to this world we live in. I thought, ‘we’ve got you now’ there is no way people are going to buy this, everyone knows it’s Cruella DeVille.
This example of the Mandela Effect is just one out of an ever growing list of others. Unfortunately, only some people are experiencing it and how can we possibly convince someone that something used to be different when we have no evidence to back it up. Of course, the people who are not experiencing it, their first argument will always be that we are remembering wrong.
The good news is, this is one of the few Mandela Effects examples that has a lot of people still using the surname ‘DeVille’ when referencing the movie or the character. Just do a quick Google image search to see what I mean.
If you also remember her name as being DeVille I’d like to hear what you think of the Mandela Effect in the comments below.