Tedros is very cocky, but this princely love interest has just enough charisma to make up for his inflated ego. Although he and Agatha get off on the wrong foot, he approaches her to thank her for “not being boring”. And if she insults him, he doesn’t scold him back. Instead, he just laughs about it, which is a pleasant surprise.
Despite his redeeming qualities, Tedros can often be naïve and unmusical, such as when he confesses his love to Agatha at a moment when she is more concerned about stopping an evil plan. Also, Tedros only changes his mind about Sophie because of an arbitrary magical rule – the good guys always excel at archery, while the bad guys always miss the mark – not necessarily because he’s learned to see beneath the surface.
He later takes a step back by giving up on Sophie when he learns she didn’t hit the target alone. He even kills Gregor after the boy is turned into a stymph, though clearly Gregor poses no threat to anyone. All of these things are pretty hard for viewers to forgive.
Don’t get us wrong – Tedros is a decent guy, and he has romantic chemistry with Agatha. Nevertheless, his character achieves nothing that hasn’t already been done better elsewhere in the realm of pompous princes. Just ask James Marsden’s Prince Edward in Enchanted.