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13th Dec '16 11:42:10 PM PaulA
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* The ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' trilogy has Queen Ehlana (who was, of course, Princess Ehlana prior to her father's death) and her [[EvilUncle evil aunt]], Princess Arissa. In the final book, there's also [[spoiler:Ehlana's daughter, Princess Danae]].

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* The ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' trilogy has ''Literature/TheElenium'' trilogy:
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Queen Ehlana (who was, of course, Princess Ehlana prior to her father's death) and her death).
** Princess Arissa, Ehlana's
[[EvilUncle evil aunt]], Princess Arissa. In the final book, there's also aunt]].
** The third book introduces
[[spoiler:Ehlana's daughter, Princess Danae]].
13th Dec '16 5:43:46 PM Lemia
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** {{Disney}}/{{Moana}} is the most recent Disney princess and expected to be added to the official Disney Princess line soon. Her film even lampshades her status in one scene where she insists that she's not really a princess and Maui points out that she ''is'', complete with animal sidekicks.
6th Dec '16 12:37:13 AM eroock
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->''For a princess is an elegant thing,\\

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But a genuine princess is exceedingly rare!''

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But a genuine princess is exceedingly rare!''rare!"''
17th Nov '16 5:39:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' is yet another subversion. The real princess of TheKingdom of Forland is a weak-willed {{Ojou}} but soon [[FreakyFridayFlip switches bodies]] with the most {{badass}} ActionGirl in history, who proceeds to kick much ass and become the titular character.

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* ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' is yet another subversion. The real princess of TheKingdom of Forland is a weak-willed {{Ojou}} but soon [[FreakyFridayFlip switches bodies]] with the most {{badass}} badass ActionGirl in history, who proceeds to kick much ass and become the titular character.
10th Nov '16 12:45:26 PM Berrenta
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The land of Equestria was originally going to be ruled by two WingedUnicorn queens, but ExecutiveMeddling made them princesses instead because [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queens are apparently evil]] and princesses good in the minds of the audience. The show [[GirlsNeedRoleModels being what it is]], they took the concept and ran with it in the opposite direction from the usual. There are a couple other princesses since, but all are automatically RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, and apparently you can become one by being awesomely accomplished enough. In other words, it's not just about being born royalty and then lounging around looking pretty. Well, except if you're [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The land of Equestria was originally going to be ruled by two WingedUnicorn queens, but ExecutiveMeddling made them princesses instead because [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queens are apparently evil]] and princesses good in the minds of the audience. The show [[GirlsNeedRoleModels being what it is]], is, they took the concept and ran with it in the opposite direction from the usual. There are a couple other princesses since, but all are automatically RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, and apparently you can become one by being awesomely accomplished enough. In other words, it's not just about being born royalty and then lounging around looking pretty. Well, except if you're [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]].
5th Nov '16 5:25:07 PM kristythomas267
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* ''Princess Natasha: Student Secret Agent Princess'', a flash animation series developed for AOL Kids. Actually, it was Nintendo's idea of turning Princess Natasha into a video game for Game Boy Advance and DS.
28th Oct '16 4:46:23 PM merotoker
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] and [[NaiveEverygirl innocent]] princess Charlotte serves as Griffith's LoveInterest and MealTicket in his quest to have his own kingdom. For the setting and for the purposes of the plot, having a princess is as good as it gets. For the purposes of the happiness and welfare of her kingdom, on the other hand? Even though she's a PrincessClassic, the fact that she falls for a ManipulativeBastard and eventual DarkMessiah means her impact on the story is unlikely to be positive in the long run.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] and [[NaiveEverygirl innocent]] princess Charlotte serves as Griffith's LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} and MealTicket in his quest to have his own kingdom. For the setting and for the purposes of the plot, having a princess is as good as it gets. For the purposes of the happiness and welfare of her kingdom, on the other hand? Even though she's a PrincessClassic, the fact that she falls for a ManipulativeBastard and eventual DarkMessiah means her impact on the story is unlikely to be positive in the long run.



** ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' has Aida Surugan, who was the daughter of the commander of the the Amerian Army. [[spoiler: She's actually adopted, though her real parents were a disgraced political family from the Moon]].

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** ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' has Aida Surugan, who was the daughter of the commander of the the Amerian Army. [[spoiler: She's actually adopted, though her real parents were a disgraced political family from the Moon]].Moon.]]



* There's a few of these in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', with the most prominent being Princess Amelia, a princess of the influential kingdom of Saillune. She's rather [[CuteClumsyGirl klutzy]] and a bit [[LargeHam overzealous]] and in over her head, but she's an amazing case of ModestRoyalty - kind, a willing fighter, and always enjoying traveling with her friends. There's also her [[RichBitch opposite]], Princess Martina, [[spoiler:and her long-lost sister, Princess Gracia, otherwise known as Lina's old traveling companion, Naga the Serpent.]]

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* There's a few of these in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', with the most prominent being Princess Amelia, a princess of the influential kingdom of Saillune. She's rather [[CuteClumsyGirl klutzy]] and a bit [[LargeHam overzealous]] and in over her head, but she's an amazing case of ModestRoyalty - kind, a willing fighter, and always enjoying traveling with her friends. There's also her [[RichBitch opposite]], Princess Martina, [[spoiler:and her long-lost sister, Princess Gracia, otherwise known as Lina's old traveling companion, Naga the Serpent.]]Serpent]].



* ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' has Yanagi, who Recca declares is his princess at the beginning of the series, and this becomes her nickname from then on. Later on in the manga, we learn that [[spoiler:she's the reincarnation of a real princess named Sakura, who once knew Recca's father.]]
* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', as MarieAntoinette thinks this trope is how she should live, which adds a lot of {{Irony}} to the series. How much she did in actual history is a matter of debate, but let's put it this way: Marie Antoinette liked to go to the countryside. She thought it was lovely and idyllic. Problem: No one was particularly interested in disabusing her of this notion. So when she got there, it would be a sanitized version of the real thing; the cows were scrubbed, there wasn't a pat to be seen, chickens got fresh hay every hour on the hour (for pooping on, I mean), and such peasants as might have been lurking around were pretty clean and well-fed too. So when the news came that the peasants were revolting because they had no bread, it's almost a wonder that she didn't actually say [[BeamMeUpScotty a certain famous, if inaccurate, expression of her belief that the peasantry had access to sugary confections]]. Also note that this is one of the few series where the lead female, Oscar, ''is'' minor nobility.

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* ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' has Yanagi, who Recca declares is his princess at the beginning of the series, and this becomes her nickname from then on. Later on in the manga, we learn that [[spoiler:she's the reincarnation of a real princess named Sakura, who once knew Recca's father.]]
father]].
* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', as MarieAntoinette UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette thinks this trope is how she should live, which adds a lot of {{Irony}} to the series. How much she did in actual history is a matter of debate, but let's put it this way: Marie Antoinette liked to go to the countryside. She thought it was lovely and idyllic. Problem: No one was particularly interested in disabusing her of this notion. So when she got there, it would be a sanitized version of the real thing; the cows were scrubbed, there wasn't a pat to be seen, chickens got fresh hay every hour on the hour (for pooping on, I mean), and such peasants as might have been lurking around were pretty clean and well-fed too. So when the news came that the peasants were revolting because they had no bread, it's almost a wonder that she didn't actually say [[BeamMeUpScotty a certain famous, if inaccurate, expression of her belief that the peasantry had access to sugary confections]]. Also note that this is one of the few series where the lead female, Oscar, ''is'' minor nobility.



* Guess who Esther Blanchett in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' turns out to be in the end. Yes, you got it: [[spoiler:the long-lost heiress to the Albion throne, of all places.]]

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* Guess who Esther Blanchett in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' turns out to be in the end. Yes, you got it: [[spoiler:the long-lost heiress to the Albion throne, of all places.]]places]].



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a collection, as well as having a number of princess-esque TheOjou characters (like Kaya or Conis), has had a series of straight-up Princesses as well, with Vivi of Alabasta, Shirahoshi of Fishman Island, and now Violet and Rebecca of Dressrosa. For some inexplicable reason, One Piece princesses (at least crown princesses, since Violet is the exception otherwise) are always 16 when they are introduced. Maybe Oda envisions a PrincessClassic as a teenage girl?

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a collection, as well as having a number of princess-esque TheOjou {{Ojou}} characters (like Kaya or Conis), has had a series of straight-up Princesses as well, with Vivi of Alabasta, Shirahoshi of Fishman Island, and now Violet and Rebecca of Dressrosa. For some inexplicable reason, One Piece princesses (at least crown princesses, since Violet is the exception otherwise) are always 16 when they are introduced. Maybe Oda envisions a PrincessClassic as a teenage girl?



** Momoka gets recast as an actual princess in the ''Musha Kero'' storyline. She is TheOjou, after all!

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** Momoka gets recast as an actual princess in the ''Musha Kero'' storyline. She is TheOjou, the {{Ojou}}, after all!



* In SleepingBeauty, part of the premise is that the king and queen had fertility issues, so they are very grateful to have any princess at all to take up the throne after them.

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* In SleepingBeauty, Literature/SleepingBeauty, part of the premise is that the king and queen had fertility issues, so they are very grateful to have any princess at all to take up the throne after them.



# Mulan -- ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' (1998)
** "[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick She hugged royalty, but that's about it]]."
# Tiana -- ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' (2009): Notably, the first one to be created after "Disney Princess" became an official franchise. Her friend Charlotte seems to be a spoof on this mindset. Tiana only became a princess [[spoiler: by marrying a prince.]] And she promptly makes things better by [[spoiler: kissing the enchanged prince, whom she married, and who then becomes human again.]]

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# Mulan -- ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' (1998)
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(1998): "[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick She hugged royalty, but that's about it]]."
# Tiana -- ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' (2009): Notably, the first one to be created after "Disney Princess" became an official franchise. Her friend Charlotte seems to be a spoof on this mindset. Tiana only became a princess [[spoiler: by marrying a prince.]] prince]]. And she promptly makes things better by [[spoiler: kissing the enchanged prince, whom she married, and who then becomes human again.]]again]].



** Ironically, the PowersThatBe at Disney have been downplaying the princess element of its films after theorizing that marketing ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' as a Princess movie turned away the male demographic. This is mainly limited to the films' ''marketing'' and not their actual content, however: ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' upgrades Rapunzel from a commoner into a princess by birth, ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' turns out to have an unexpected princess in [[spoiler:Vanellope, although she decides that she'd rather be president]], and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' gives a [[Literature/TheSnowQueen fairy tale]] that originally didn't have a single princess in it ''two'' princess characters (although Elsa is quickly elevated to queen).

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** Ironically, the PowersThatBe at Disney have been downplaying the princess element of its films after theorizing that marketing ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' as a Princess movie [[GirlShowGhetto turned away the male demographic. demographic.]] This is mainly limited to the films' ''marketing'' and not their actual content, however: ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' upgrades Rapunzel from a commoner into a princess by birth, ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' turns out to have an unexpected princess in [[spoiler:Vanellope, although she decides that she'd rather be president]], and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' gives a [[Literature/TheSnowQueen fairy tale]] that originally didn't have a single princess in it ''two'' princess characters (although Elsa is quickly elevated to queen).



* ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'': Averted here, with one of the ''very'' few actively evil princesses. Has a lot of the standard traits ([[FictionFiveHundred wealth]] and [[PrincessesRule sovereignty]], for starters), but she looks like a [[FashionVictimVillain punk rocker]], acts [[RoyalBrat like a five-year-old]] and is after a CosmicKeystone whose absence will [[ApocalypseHow send the universe into an endless winter]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'': Averted here, with one of the ''very'' few actively evil princesses. Has a lot of the standard traits ([[FictionFiveHundred ([[Fiction500 wealth]] and [[PrincessesRule sovereignty]], for starters), but she looks like a [[FashionVictimVillain punk rocker]], acts [[RoyalBrat like a five-year-old]] and is after a CosmicKeystone whose absence will [[ApocalypseHow send the universe into an endless winter]].



* Franchise/{{Shrek}} marries Princess Fiona, daughter of the King and Queen of Far Far Away, at the end of the first film. In the second film, she's reunited with her old princess friends, including Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel. The third film doesn't add any princesses to the cast, but [[KingArthur Artie]] sure is enthused about the prospect of meeting some.

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* Franchise/{{Shrek}} marries Princess Fiona, daughter of the King and Queen of Far Far Away, at the end of the first film. In the second film, she's reunited with her old princess friends, including Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel. The third film doesn't add any princesses to the cast, but [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Artie]] sure is enthused about the prospect of meeting some.



* In the movie ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' all the princes (save one) are evil, but their sister the princess is as sweet as can be. The book avoided this. She wasn't exactly evil, but growing up surrounded by vindictive princes and later a vindictive witch made her very shrewd and cold-hearted. [[spoiler:In both versions, she is the hero's mother.]] Possibly justified in that the princes were ''expected'' to kill each other off until there was only one left to inherit the throne. Since girls couldn't rule the kingdom, there was no reason for the princess to be involved in such scheming. Yvaine also bypasses princess and [[spoiler: goes straight to Queen when she marries Tristan]].

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* In the movie ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' all the princes (save one) are evil, but their sister the princess is as sweet as can be. The book avoided this. She wasn't exactly evil, but growing up surrounded by vindictive princes and later a vindictive witch made her very shrewd and cold-hearted. [[spoiler:In both versions, she is the hero's mother.]] Possibly justified in that the princes were ''expected'' to kill each other off until there was only one left to inherit the throne. Since girls couldn't rule the kingdom, there was no reason for the princess to be involved in such scheming. Yvaine also bypasses princess and [[spoiler: goes straight to Queen when she marries Tristan]].



* The Creator/JackBlack film ''Gulliver's Travels'' certainly has a princess as a prominent character though she's part of the BetaCouple rather than the main protagonist's love interest.

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* The Creator/JackBlack film ''Gulliver's Travels'' ''[[Film/GulliversTravels2010 Gulliver's Travels]]'' certainly has a princess as a prominent character though she's part of the BetaCouple rather than the main protagonist's love interest.



* Princess Marjorie Bruce from ''Girl in a Cage''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin She, of course, is the girl in the cage]]

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* Princess Marjorie Bruce from ''Girl in a Cage''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin She, of course, is the girl in the cage]]cage]].



* Subverted in the book ''Summer Knight'' of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', where [[spoiler:the BigBad turns out to be Aurora, the effectively-princess of the usually-nicer half of TheFairFolk.]]
* Princess Irene, the title princess of Creator/GeorgeMacDonald's ''The Princess and the Goblin'' and ''The Princess and Curdie''.

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* Subverted in the book ''Summer Knight'' of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', where [[spoiler:the BigBad turns out to be Aurora, the effectively-princess of the usually-nicer half of TheFairFolk.]]
TheFairFolk]].
* Princess Irene, the title princess of Creator/GeorgeMacDonald's ''The Princess and the Goblin'' ''Literature/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin'' and ''The Princess and Curdie''.



** The protagonist herself, after she was awarded with a right to found her own steading (a sort of a semi-independend nation in the allied Protectorate of Grayson), has been more of an [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething actual royalty]], but before she had any issue, it was her ([[ItMakesSenseInContext 60 years younger]]) kid sister who was the heir to her steading.

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** The protagonist herself, after she was awarded with a right to found her own steading (a sort of a semi-independend semi-independent nation in the allied Protectorate of Grayson), has been more of an [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething actual royalty]], but before she had any issue, it was her ([[ItMakesSenseInContext 60 years younger]]) kid sister who was the heir to her steading.



* Miriamele in ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' is the RebelliousPrincess version, fleeing the ArrangedMarriage her JerkAss father attempts to force upon her and becoming part of the desperate struggle against the Storm King's power. She's not bad in a fight, being the archer, and plays a significant role in the redemption of the monk, Cadrach. True to the trope, she's also TheHero Simon's {{Love Interest|s}} and [[spoiler:becomes his queen after his MosesInTheBulrushes reveal.]]

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* Miriamele in ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' is the RebelliousPrincess version, fleeing the ArrangedMarriage her JerkAss father attempts to force upon her and becoming part of the desperate struggle against the Storm King's power. She's not bad in a fight, being the archer, and plays a significant role in the redemption of the monk, Cadrach. True to the trope, she's also TheHero Simon's {{Love Interest|s}} and [[spoiler:becomes his queen after his MosesInTheBulrushes reveal.]]reveal]].



* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Black Colossus", Yasmela.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Black Colossus", "Literature/BlackColossus", Yasmela.



* Inverted in ''Series/TinMan'': True, DG is a princess and the best hope of the resistance, but [[spoiler:it's also all her fault that there's a need for a resistance in the first place!]] She also seems to conspicuously lack the floofy dress and tiara. She never wanted to be a princess or even dreamed that she was. She takes after great-grandma Dorothy, who was quite the ActionGirl!

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* Inverted in ''Series/TinMan'': True, DG is a princess and the best hope of the resistance, but [[spoiler:it's also all her fault that there's a need for a resistance in the first place!]] place]]! She also seems to conspicuously lack the floofy dress and tiara. She never wanted to be a princess or even dreamed that she was. She takes after great-grandma Dorothy, who was quite the ActionGirl!



* Played straight in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' with Princess Elena, who herself is a {{Deconstruction}} of a TomboyPrincess but is nevertheless called a "princess" despite her father only carrying the title of "lord." It's played even straighter with Princess Mithian, though she's a case of PrincessesRule. Otherwise {{averted}} throughout the rest of the series. High-born ladies such as Morgana and Vivian are referred to as "ladies", despite them being the daughters of kings [[spoiler:though in Morgana's case, her paternity was kept a secret]], and Guinevere is a servant girl [[spoiler:who jumps straight to the title of Queen when she marries Arthur]].

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* Played straight in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' with Princess Elena, who herself is a {{Deconstruction}} of a TomboyPrincess but is nevertheless called a "princess" despite her father only carrying the title of "lord." It's played even straighter with Princess Mithian, though she's a case of PrincessesRule. Otherwise {{averted}} throughout the rest of the series. High-born ladies such as Morgana and Vivian are referred to as "ladies", despite them being the daughters of kings [[spoiler:though in Morgana's case, her paternity was kept a secret]], and Guinevere is a servant girl [[spoiler:who jumps straight to the title of Queen when she marries Arthur]].



** Used as a plot point in "The Armageddon Factor". The serial's main protagonist (apart from team TARDIS), Princess Astra, turns out to be [[spoiler:the final segment of the [[MacGuffin Key to Time]], and sacrifices her human form to help the Doctor complete his quest. After the Doctor destroys the Key to Time at the end of the story, the last segment becomes Astra once again.]]

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** Used as a plot point in "The Armageddon Factor". The serial's main protagonist (apart from team TARDIS), Princess Astra, turns out to be [[spoiler:the final segment of the [[MacGuffin Key to Time]], and sacrifices her human form to help the Doctor complete his quest. After the Doctor destroys the Key to Time at the end of the story, the last segment becomes Astra once again.]]again]].



* In the Broadway adaptation of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Eric decides to hold a singing contest in an attempt to find the woman whose voice he fell in love with, which is doomed to failure because [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready that woman is Ariel, who sold her voice]]. The contestants are, according to Grimsby, "Every princess in the kingdom" - which begs the question of, if they're princesses, why Eric isn't related to them or at least already familiar with who they are.

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* In the Broadway adaptation of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Eric decides to hold a singing contest in an attempt to find the woman whose voice he fell in love with, which is doomed to failure because [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready [[LateArrivalSpoiler that woman is Ariel, who sold her voice]]. The contestants are, according to Grimsby, "Every princess in the kingdom" - which begs the question of, if they're princesses, why Eric isn't related to them or at least already familiar with who they are.



* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' gives us demon princess Rozalin in the [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories second game]] and human princess Sapphire Rhodonite in the [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice third]]. Of course, Rhodonite has a ([[OneManArmy not]] [[AxCrazy unfounded]]) reputation as an unflinching berserker while Rozalin has a bloody history as [[spoiler:Xenon, the "God of All Overlords".]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' gives us demon princess Rozalin in the [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories second game]] and human princess Sapphire Rhodonite in the [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice third]]. Of course, Rhodonite has a ([[OneManArmy not]] [[AxCrazy unfounded]]) reputation as an unflinching berserker while Rozalin has a bloody history as [[spoiler:Xenon, the "God of All Overlords".]]Overlords"]].



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' once again gives us a slew of princesses; there's Emmeryn and Lissa, who are [[WarriorPrince Chrom's]] older and younger sisters, respectively, and [[spoiler:there is his future daughter, Lucina. If he marries Sumia or Sully, their daughters, Cynthia and Kjelle, will also be princesses.]] Finally, [[spoiler:the BigBad Validar becomes the king of the Theocracy of Plegia during the game, so this would technically mean that [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]], if female, would be a princess as well.]] Finally, we get Say'ri, the sword-wielding princess of Chon'sin. [[spoiler: If a Male Avatar marries any of the above, his daughter Morgan would be a princess by birthright.]]
** As for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Avatar, if female, is a princess of Hoshido raised with the royal family of Nohr. 'Princess' is even in her starting class's name! The {{Deuteragonist}} Azura is the opposite of the Avatar: a princess of Nohr raised with the royal family of Hoshido. Speaking of said royal families, in Nohr there's Camilla and Elise, and in Hoshido there's Hinoka and Sakura. If someone marries Leo or Takumi, they'd be princesses by marriage. (Marriage to Ryoma or Xander doesn't count since [[spoiler: they succeed to the throne, making their wives queens by the end of the game.]] Marriage to a male Avatar counts as long as it's not the ''Revelations'' route [[spoiler: for the same reason.) Ophelia is a princess by blood, being Lissa's granddaughter through her father (and Lissa's son) Owain/Odin. A Male Avatar, if married, will produce a daughter named Kana who also has Nohr Princess as her starting class. And if a man marries one of the above royals and produces a daughter, that daughter would be a princess.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' once again gives us a slew of princesses; there's Emmeryn and Lissa, who are [[WarriorPrince Chrom's]] older and younger sisters, respectively, and [[spoiler:there is his future daughter, Lucina. If he marries Sumia or Sully, their daughters, Cynthia and Kjelle, will also be princesses.]] princesses]]. Finally, [[spoiler:the BigBad Validar becomes the king of the Theocracy of Plegia during the game, so this would technically mean that [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]], if female, would be a princess as well.]] well]]. Finally, we get Say'ri, the sword-wielding princess of Chon'sin. [[spoiler: If a Male Avatar marries any of the above, his daughter Morgan would be a princess by birthright.]]
birthright]].
** As for ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Avatar, if female, is a princess of Hoshido raised with the royal family of Nohr. 'Princess' is even in her starting class's name! The {{Deuteragonist}} Azura is the opposite of the Avatar: a princess of Nohr raised with the royal family of Hoshido. Speaking of said royal families, in Nohr there's Camilla and Elise, and in Hoshido there's Hinoka and Sakura. If someone marries Leo or Takumi, they'd be princesses by marriage. (Marriage to Ryoma or Xander doesn't count since [[spoiler: they succeed to the throne, making their wives queens by the end of the game.]] Marriage to a male Avatar counts as long as it's not the ''Revelations'' route [[spoiler: for the same reason.) Ophelia is a princess by blood, being Lissa's granddaughter through her father (and Lissa's son) Owain/Odin. A Male Avatar, if married, will produce a daughter named Kana who also has Nohr Princess as her starting class. And if a man marries one of the above royals and produces a daughter, that daughter would be a princess.]]princess]].



* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' has Princess Pride [[spoiler:who deliberately averts this trope, as she is working for Gospel. She gets redeemed later though.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' has Princess Pride [[spoiler:who deliberately averts this trope, as she is working for Gospel. She gets redeemed later though.]] though]].



** There's also Princess Daisy. She was kidnapped by Tatanga in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'' for GameBoy, so she actually has her own kingdom. It's called Sarasaland. Unlike Peach though, Daisy is a TomboyPrincess.

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** There's also Princess Daisy. She was kidnapped by Tatanga in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'' for GameBoy, UsefulNotes/GameBoy, so she actually has her own kingdom. It's called Sarasaland. Unlike Peach though, Daisy is a TomboyPrincess.



** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', she's the only known survivor of the royal line, although [[spoiler:her ancient ancestor, the antediluvian King of Hyrule, is still alive]]. Not that this makes much difference, since [[spoiler:when he dies and leaves her the throne, he '''takes all of Hyrule with him'''!]]

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', she's the only known survivor of the royal line, although [[spoiler:her ancient ancestor, the antediluvian King of Hyrule, is still alive]]. Not that this makes much difference, since [[spoiler:when he dies and leaves her the throne, he '''takes all of Hyrule with him'''!]]him''']]!



* Subverted in ''TheWitcher''. Princess Adda is [[spoiler:evil, power hungry, and spoiled. She tries to kill her father and usurp his throne, murder the hero to cover it up and at the end of the day she gets away with it all because of her social standing. She also started her life as a stillborn infant that was turned into a flesh eating monster and still has some leftover personality traits from that time including a taste for raw meat and an aggressive sexual appetite.]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series, having an ImprobablyFemaleCast and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, naturally includes a number of princesses, including Yuyuko (princess of the spirit world), Kaguya (former princess of the moon), the Watatsuki sisters (current princesses of the moon), and Shinmyoumaru (princess of the [[LittlePeople inchlings]]). A couple of other characters may also qualify: fanon has it that Alice may be the daughter of the GodQueen of the demon realm, for instance. However, only the Watatsuki sisters really behave in anything even remotely resembling a princessly manner; Kaguya, despite being a gracious hostess, is more of a sheltered {{Ojou}}; Yuyuko is, depending on who you ask, either TheDitz or one [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating]] MagnificentBitch, and Shinmyoumaru's princess-ness is so downplayed that you wouldn't know she even was a princess if it wasn't stated outright. From the [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long-forgotten]] PC98 era there is also Kotohime, [[CloudCuckooLander but she thinks she's a cop]].

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* Subverted in ''TheWitcher''.''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. Princess Adda is [[spoiler:evil, power hungry, and spoiled. She tries to kill her father and usurp his throne, murder the hero to cover it up and at the end of the day she gets away with it all because of her social standing. She also started her life as a stillborn infant that was turned into a flesh eating monster and still has some leftover personality traits from that time including a taste for raw meat and an aggressive sexual appetite.]]
appetite]].
* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series, having an ImprobablyFemaleCast and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, naturally includes a number of princesses, including Yuyuko (princess of the spirit world), Kaguya (former princess of the moon), the Watatsuki sisters (current princesses of the moon), and Shinmyoumaru (princess of the [[LittlePeople inchlings]]). A couple of other characters may also qualify: fanon has it that Alice may be the daughter of the GodQueen of the demon realm, for instance. However, only the Watatsuki sisters really behave in anything even remotely resembling a princessly manner; Kaguya, despite being a gracious hostess, is more of a sheltered {{Ojou}}; Yuyuko is, depending on who you ask, either TheDitz or one [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating]] MagnificentBitch, and Shinmyoumaru's princess-ness is so downplayed that you wouldn't know she even was a princess if it wasn't stated outright. From the [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long-forgotten]] PC98 UsefulNotes/PC98 era there is also Kotohime, [[CloudCuckooLander but she thinks she's a cop]].



* The Franchise/DragonAge games have a handful of princesses, all of whom qualify for BadassPrincess. Cassandra Pentaghast, Seeker of Truth and Right Hand of the Divine, is a princess of the kingdom of Nevarra, although her RoyalBlood is of absolutely no interest to her. A female protagonist in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' who comes from either the Human Noble or Dwarf Noble background is entitled to be called a princess; the Dwarf Noble is the daughter of the king of Orzammar, while the Human Noble is the daughter of the ruler of a {{principality}} within Ferelden. And if Hawke, in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', is female and marries potential LoveInterest Sebastian Vael, she becomes Princess of Starkhaven.

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* The Franchise/DragonAge games have a handful of princesses, all of whom qualify for BadassPrincess. Cassandra Pentaghast, Seeker of Truth and Right Hand of the Divine, is a princess of the kingdom of Nevarra, although her RoyalBlood is of absolutely no interest to her. A female protagonist in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' who comes from either the Human Noble or Dwarf Noble background is entitled to be called a princess; the Dwarf Noble is the daughter of the king of Orzammar, while the Human Noble is the daughter of the ruler of a {{principality}} within Ferelden. And if Hawke, in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', is female and marries potential LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} Sebastian Vael, she becomes Princess of Starkhaven.



* The second alien Bob ever met in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' is the beautiful Princess Voluptua. The first was... ahem, the [[StarfishAliens three-legged talking jellyfish]] she was being [[ArrangedMarriage forced to marry]]. [[{{Squick}} Ew...]] Of course, she's [[spoiler:[[StarfishAliens not really humanoid ''either'']], but they're still physically very different.]]
* The first arc of ''Webcomic/IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace'' is an attempt by the crew to find their long, lost Lesbian Princess. Which they do -- [[spoiler:it's just not the person they expect]]. The second arch appears to be about returning the princess to her mother.

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* The second alien Bob ever met in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' is the beautiful Princess Voluptua. The first was... ahem, the [[StarfishAliens three-legged talking jellyfish]] she was being [[ArrangedMarriage forced to marry]]. [[{{Squick}} Ew...]] Of course, she's [[spoiler:[[StarfishAliens not really humanoid ''either'']], but they're still physically very different.]]
different]].
* The first arc of ''Webcomic/IWasKidnappedByLesbianPiratesFromOuterSpace'' is an attempt by the crew to find their long, lost Lesbian Princess. Which they do -- [[spoiler:it's just not the person they expect]]. The second arch arc appears to be about returning the princess to her mother.



** Played straight with Princess Yue; she's sweet and pretty and pale-haired, with magical moon princess powers; the only thing keeping her life from being perfect is that she's betrothed to a nobleman she doesn't love and that [[spoiler: she dies to sacrifice herself to save the moon spirit.]]
* Following Disney tradition, Mira Nova of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only woman on Buzz's team]], is an alien princess. The show takes the {{intangib|le man}}ility of her people of more importance than her blue blood, though, and has even been shown to resent her royalty being acknowledged ("Good one, Your Highness!" "Just call me Mira...").

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** Played straight with Princess Yue; she's sweet and pretty and pale-haired, with magical moon princess powers; the only thing keeping her life from being perfect is that she's betrothed to a nobleman she doesn't love and that [[spoiler: she dies to sacrifice herself to save the moon spirit.]]
spirit]].
* Following Disney tradition, Mira Nova of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only woman on Buzz's team]], is an alien princess. The show takes the {{intangib|le man}}ility {{intangibility}} of her people of more importance than her blue blood, though, and has even been shown to resent her royalty being acknowledged ("Good one, Your Highness!" "Just call me Mira...").



* Princess Calla of ''WesternAnimation/GummiBears'' is an ActionGirl and BadassPrincess-in-training. Really, she'd rather be a knight.

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* Princess Calla of ''WesternAnimation/GummiBears'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' is an ActionGirl and BadassPrincess-in-training. Really, she'd rather be a knight.



*** However, in Season 6 [[spoiler: Cadance and Shining Armor had a daughter, Flurry Heart, making her a princess by birthright. On the ''other'' hand, she's the first naturally-born alicorn in Equestria, and with strong enough powers to require a PowerLimiter, so it's possible she holds the title in the 'traditional' way as well.]]

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*** However, in Season 6 [[spoiler: Cadance and Shining Armor had a daughter, Flurry Heart, making her a princess by birthright. On the ''other'' hand, she's the first naturally-born alicorn in Equestria, and with strong enough powers to require a PowerLimiter, so it's possible she holds the title in the 'traditional' way as well.]]well]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': [[CuteBruiser Starfire]] and [[DarkActionGirl Blackfire]] are both princesses of Tamaran, which is less of a kingdom and more of an entire planet. Being HumanAliens of the ProudWarriorRaceGuy variety, [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking both kicks ass]]: Starfire [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething for a living]], and Blackfire [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]]. Except for special occasions, neither wear dresses, and then [[PimpedOutDress frilliness]] is foregone in favor of slink (think LittleBlackDress, but [[PrincessesPreferPink Starfire prefers pink]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': [[CuteBruiser Starfire]] ComicBook/{{Starfire}} and [[DarkActionGirl Blackfire]] are both princesses of Tamaran, which is less of a kingdom and more of an entire planet. Being HumanAliens of the ProudWarriorRaceGuy variety, [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking both kicks ass]]: Starfire [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething for a living]], and Blackfire [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]]. Except for special occasions, neither wear dresses, and then [[PimpedOutDress frilliness]] is foregone in favor of slink (think LittleBlackDress, but [[PrincessesPreferPink Starfire prefers pink]]).
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* In SleepingBeauty, part of the premise is that the king and queen had fertility issues, so they are very grateful to have any princess at all to take up the throne after them.
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** Nah-ee-lah, the title character of ''Literature/TheMoonMaid'', is Princess of Laythe.
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* From Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's works: ''A Princess of Mars''. ''Thuvia, Maid of Mars''. Tara in ''Chessmen of Mars''. Valla Dia in ''The Master Mind of Mars''. And many others. [[RagsToRoyalty Not always evident at first]].

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* From Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's works: works:
** In the ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' series, Mars has many, beginning with Dejah Thoris, the title character of
''A Princess of Mars''. ''Thuvia, Maid of Mars''. Tara in ''Chessmen of Mars''. Valla Dia in ''The Master Mind of Mars''. And many others. [[RagsToRoyalty Not always evident at first]].first]].
** The ''Literature/{{Amtor}}'' series has Duare of Vepaja, the Venusian princess and Carson Napier's love interest.
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