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* Princess Suyaris from ''Manga/MaouJouDeOyasumi'' (for certain definitions of "badass"). She has free run of the Demon King's castle, and regularly terrifies its inhabitants, but it's all in the name of nothing more than a good night's sleep.
17th Jun '17 7:04:04 PM BB8ForPresident
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''Daenerys Targaryen. Then there's the Sand Snakes, the bastard daughters of [[BloodKnight Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne.]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler: Arya Stark, Princess of the North]] who learns how to sword fight, travels through a warzone disguised as a boy, helps overthrow the commanding garrison holding her prisoner, escapes and drags her friends along with her, ably manipulates one of the deadliest assassins in the world, travels with a band of outlaws and has a rapidly growing kill list. All at the age of ''ten.'' Especially pronounced as her badassery developed in earnest pretty much the day she acquired the title of Princess. She started out as a high ranking but non-royal noble girl with a fairly sheltered life, then became a proper Princess when [[spoiler: her family declared their own independent kingdom at the same time that she went on the run and started surviving on her own.]]

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''Daenerys Targaryen.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire:'' Daenerys Targaryen, though she styles herself as Queen. Then there's the Sand Snakes, the bastard daughters of [[BloodKnight Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne.]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler: Arya Stark, Princess of the North]] who learns how to sword fight, travels through a warzone disguised as a boy, helps overthrow the commanding garrison holding her prisoner, escapes and drags her friends along with her, ably manipulates one of the deadliest assassins in the world, travels with a band of outlaws and has a rapidly growing kill list. All at the age of ''ten.'' Especially pronounced as her badassery developed in earnest pretty much the day she acquired the title of Princess. She started out as a high ranking but non-royal noble girl with a fairly sheltered life, then became a proper Princess when [[spoiler: her family declared their own independent kingdom at the exactly the same time that she went on the run and started surviving on her own.]]
17th Jun '17 7:01:40 PM BB8ForPresident
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' both Daenerys Targaryen and [[spoiler: Arya Stark]] count, though the latter only after her brother [[spoiler: Robb Stark]] declares himself king. Then there's the Sand Snakes, the bastard daughters of [[BloodKnight Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne.]]

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' both Daenerys Targaryen and [[spoiler: Arya Stark]] count, though the latter only after her brother [[spoiler: Robb Stark]] declares himself king.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''Daenerys Targaryen. Then there's the Sand Snakes, the bastard daughters of [[BloodKnight Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne.]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler: Arya Stark, Princess of the North]] who learns how to sword fight, travels through a warzone disguised as a boy, helps overthrow the commanding garrison holding her prisoner, escapes and drags her friends along with her, ably manipulates one of the deadliest assassins in the world, travels with a band of outlaws and has a rapidly growing kill list. All at the age of ''ten.'' Especially pronounced as her badassery developed in earnest pretty much the day she acquired the title of Princess. She started out as a high ranking but non-royal noble girl with a fairly sheltered life, then became a proper Princess when [[spoiler: her family declared their own independent kingdom at the same time that she went on the run and started surviving on her own.
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* In the course of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Arya Stark, Princess of the North, learns how to sword fight, travels through a warzone disguised as a boy, helps overthrow the commanding garrison holding her prisoner, escapes and drags her friends along with her, ably manipulates one of the deadliest assassins in the world, travels with a band of outlaws and has a rapidly growing kill list. All at the age of ''ten.'' Especially pronounced as her badassery broke out almost the day she acquired the title of Princess, as she started out just as a privileged noble girl but became a proper Princess when her family formed their own independent kingdom at the same time she escaped the Stark's enemies and started to survive on her own.
17th Jun '17 6:55:11 PM BB8ForPresident
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* In the course of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Arya Stark, Princess of the North, learns how to sword fight, travels through a warzone disguised as a boy, helps overthrow the commanding garrison holding her prisoner, escapes and drags her friends along with her, ably manipulates one of the deadliest assassins in the world, travels with a band of outlaws and has a rapidly growing kill list. All at the age of ''ten.'' Especially pronounced as her badassery broke out almost the day she acquired the title of Princess, as she started out just as a privileged noble girl but became a proper Princess when her family formed their own independent kingdom at the same time she escaped the Stark's enemies and started to survive on her own.
6th Jun '17 7:35:39 AM LadyJaneGrey
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While this and the RebelliousPrincess sometimes go hand in hand, they do not equal each other. In fact, a badass princess will often fight because she's loyal to her nation, and would fight to defend it at any cost. Every Badass Princess qualifies as an automatic [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Royal Who Actually Does Something.]] If she's kid friendly she'll often (but not always) be a TomboyPrincess. She might be a LadyOfWar with an elegant weapon or more of an ActionGirl who will get her hands dirty, or she might even switch back and forth. An ''evil'' Badass Princess (with an equally evil father) will probably be DaddysLittleVillain, and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen will only get worse if she manages to inherit the throne]]. If she's an actual monarch with the title "Princess", rather than heiress to the throne, this is also an example of PrincessesRule.

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While this and the RebelliousPrincess sometimes go hand in hand, they do not equal each other. In fact, a badass princess will often fight because she's loyal to her nation, and would fight to defend it at any cost. Every Badass Princess qualifies as an automatic [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Royal Who Actually Does Something.]] If she's kid friendly she'll often (but not always) be a TomboyPrincess. She might be a LadyOfWar with an elegant weapon or more of an ActionGirl who will get her hands dirty, or she might even switch back and forth.

A heroic Badass Princess can eventually become TheHighQueen, and might already be the daughter of one.
An ''evil'' Badass Princess (with an equally evil father) will probably be DaddysLittleVillain, and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen will only get worse if she manages to inherit the throne]]. If she's throne]]; these types often overlap with DarkActionGirl. Either type who is an actual monarch with the title "Princess", rather "Princess" (rather than heiress to the throne, this throne) is also an example of PrincessesRule.
1st Jun '17 9:49:58 PM CnHGirl
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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' is, despite her title, not technically a princess since doesn't control an actual kingdom. She is most technically a badass as she rides into battle with her family of wolves, fights expertly with a spear, and is not afraid to get her face covered with blood.

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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' is, despite her title, not technically a princess since doesn't control an actual kingdom. [[note]]She and her wolf family do act as the stewards and guardians of the forest, in direct service of the Great Forest Spirit, so she's more like a knight errant[[/note]] She is most technically a badass as she rides into battle with her family of wolves, fights expertly with a spear, and is not afraid to get her face covered with blood.
31st May '17 8:47:07 PM merotoker
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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' gives us Efinluka Rowun, or [[spoiler: Filka, as she's known to most people.]] She's the daughter of Emperor Tegiru, skilled with a bow an arrow, and ran away to join the rebellion against her father.

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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' gives us Efinluka Rowun, or [[spoiler: Filka, as she's known to most people.]] people]]. She's the daughter of Emperor Tegiru, skilled with a bow an arrow, and ran away to join the rebellion against her father.



* ''And I Darken'': [[DarkActionGirl Princess Ladislav]] is the daughter of the prince of Walachia. Even as a child she was ugly, cruel, and a ruthless fighter, and she only gets more talented as she grows older, eventually [[spoiler: commanding her own force of Jannisaries specifically to protect Mehmed]]. However, while she holds the title of Princess, she isn't exactly a normal case, having been ransomed to the Ottomon Empire at a young age and without a throne or country. [[spoiler: this changes at the end of the book, when Mehmed makes her a [[SheIsTheKing prince]], and she rides back to her country to rule.]]
* ''Every single princess'' in '''Literature/WingsOfFire'' qualifies as this. {{Justified}} because princesses have to be adequately trained in order to [[ChallengingTheChief defeat]] their mother/sister/aunt if they want to take the throne. Also, princes and princesses [[RoyalWhoActuallyDoesSomething are often army generals or military leaders.]] Special mentions go to [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal Tsunami,]] [[TheBigGuy Burn]] [[CainAndAbelAndSeth and]] [[UncannyValley Blister,]] [[DarkActionGirl Icicle,]] and [[spoiler:Tourmaline.]]

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* ''And I Darken'': [[DarkActionGirl Princess Ladislav]] is the daughter of the prince of Walachia. Even as a child she was ugly, cruel, and a ruthless fighter, and she only gets more talented as she grows older, eventually [[spoiler: commanding her own force of Jannisaries specifically to protect Mehmed]]. However, while she holds the title of Princess, she isn't exactly a normal case, having been ransomed to the Ottomon Ottoman Empire at a young age and without a throne or country. [[spoiler: this changes at the end of the book, when Mehmed makes her a [[SheIsTheKing prince]], and she rides back to her country to rule.]]
* ''Every single princess'' in '''Literature/WingsOfFire'' ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' qualifies as this. {{Justified}} because princesses have to be adequately trained in order to [[ChallengingTheChief defeat]] their mother/sister/aunt if they want to take the throne. Also, princes and princesses [[RoyalWhoActuallyDoesSomething [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething are often army generals or military leaders.]] Special mentions go to [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal Tsunami,]] [[TheBigGuy Burn]] [[CainAndAbelAndSeth and]] [[UncannyValley Blister,]] [[DarkActionGirl Icicle,]] and [[spoiler:Tourmaline.]]



* Literature/SnowWhite in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' was exiled to the forest by her wicked stepmother, and became a bandit, meeting PrinceCharming by robbing his carriage!

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* Literature/SnowWhite Literature/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' was exiled to the forest by her wicked stepmother, and became a bandit, meeting PrinceCharming by robbing his carriage!



* Rosella of Daventry from ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'': Willing to become a HumanSacrifice to save her homeland from a dragon in her first appearance, inspiring her long-lost brother to fight said dragon. [[VideoGame/KingsQuestIV In the next game]], she takes on a quest in a dangerous and hostile land to save her dad. This involves dodging cave trolls, ogres, a triad of witches, a poisonous snake, escaping from a whale, and then killing a wicked fairy. [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVII Her second game?]] Rescuing an imprisoned king, attacking a were-bear, digging her way out of a volcano, and snapping her boyfriend out of BrainwashedAndCrazy.

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* Rosella of Daventry from ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'': Willing to become a HumanSacrifice to save her homeland from a dragon in her first appearance, inspiring her long-lost brother to fight said dragon. [[VideoGame/KingsQuestIV In [[VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella the next game]], she takes on a quest in a dangerous and hostile land to save her dad. This involves dodging cave trolls, ogres, a triad of witches, a poisonous snake, escaping from a whale, and then killing a wicked fairy. [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVII [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride Her second game?]] Rescuing an imprisoned king, attacking a were-bear, digging her way out of a volcano, and snapping her boyfriend out of BrainwashedAndCrazy.



* Emily Kaldwin in ''VideoGame/Dishonored2'', one of the game's two [[PlayerCharacter Player Characters]], is at the start of the game Empress of the Isles and an extremely skilled combatant trained by her father Corvo, himself the most talented spy and assassin in the Empire. She quickly gets even more badass once gifted with the Outsider's powers.

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* Emily Kaldwin in ''VideoGame/Dishonored2'', one of the game's two [[PlayerCharacter Player Characters]], {{Player Character}}s, is at the start of the game Empress of the Isles and an extremely skilled combatant trained by her father Corvo, himself the most talented spy and assassin in the Empire. She quickly gets even more badass once gifted with the Outsider's powers.
12th May '17 4:52:42 PM creader
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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' is, despite her title, not technically a princess since doesn't control an actual kingdom. She is most technically a badass as she rides into battle with her family of wolves, fights expertly with a spear, and is not afraid to get her face covered with blood.



* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' is, despite her title, not technically a princess since doesn't control an actual kingdom. She is most technically a badass as she rides into battle with her family of wolves, fights expertly with a spear, and is not afraid to get her face covered with blood.
5th May '17 9:49:37 PM loudmax1
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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' doesn't control an actual kingdom, she does have her own family of wolves and fights pretty especially with a spear.

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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' is, despite her title, not technically a princess since doesn't control an actual kingdom, kingdom. She is most technically a badass as she does have rides into battle with her own family of wolves and wolves, fights pretty especially expertly with a spear.spear, and is not afraid to get her face covered with blood.
24th Apr '17 3:57:30 AM jormis29
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%%* The heroine of ''PrincessCrown''.

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%%* The heroine of ''PrincessCrown''.''VideoGame/PrincessCrown''.
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