In the end, while the tragic plight of the corpse bride is viewed with compassion and sympathy, the story affirms that the dead have no claim on the living; The young man is finally free to marry his living fiancée while the corpse bride is laid to rest.
The ending of Corpse Bride was bittersweet for many viewers who wanted Emily and Victor to be together. Fans longed for what could have been but didn’t happen because love doesn’t mean ownership. Emily released Victor and she was free too after her killer got his just desserts and she knew she was loved.
Since she is already dead, she can suffer deadly attacks without feeling pain. After gaining her freedom and finally finding peace, Emily gained the ability to transform into a flock of butterflies, probably symbolizing her ascension to heaven.
Corpse Bride 2 is the sequel to the first film released in 2005 directed by Tim Burton.
Emily has been dead for at least 3 years.
As for Emily, the Corpse Bride herself, viewers know that she was killed by the greedy and villainous Lord Barkis Bittern, but are not told how the deed ended. Yes, he stabs her, but with what? Well, he probably used that sword he always carries around.
tl;dnr: Emily is the maternal aunt of Victoria Everglot, fiancé/fiancee of Victor Van Dort.
The story of “Corpse Bride” dates back to the 16th century and was originally recorded as part of a compendium of Jewish folk tales called “Shivchei Ha’ari.” (Hebrew editions of the book are still available today.)
While the main characters of The Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie share the same first name, they do not share their last names. Victor Frankenstein is not the same person as Victor van Dort. And Jack Skellington is a completely different name. And of course Zero, Sparky and Scraps are different names.