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28th Mar '18 10:22:30 PM nombretomado
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* Princess Leia Organa from ''Film/StarWars'' is a senator (until Palpatine disbands the Senate) and then an important member of the Rebellion. In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, she goes onto become one of the Alliance's top diplomatic leaders before eventually becoming ''President of Outer Space.'' In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' she gives up her royal title but not her military or political activity (she sends a political emissary to the capital of the New Republic in a deleted scene), leading the Resistance against the First Order as General Organa.

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* Princess Leia Organa from ''Film/StarWars'' is a senator (until Palpatine disbands the Senate) and then an important member of the Rebellion. In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', she goes onto become one of the Alliance's top diplomatic leaders before eventually becoming ''President of Outer Space.'' In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' she gives up her royal title but not her military or political activity (she sends a political emissary to the capital of the New Republic in a deleted scene), leading the Resistance against the First Order as General Organa.
13th Feb '18 10:52:47 PM TheMountainKing
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Although historically neither princes nor princesses were expected to involve themselves in such matters, in fiction, this trope is AlwaysFemale, [[MenActWomenAre as male royals are typically expected to act, while females... not so much.]]

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Although historically neither princes nor princesses were expected to involve themselves in such matters, in fiction, this trope is AlwaysFemale, [[MenActWomenAre as male royals are typically expected to act, while females...women... not so much.]]
27th Jan '18 1:21:46 PM MoonPumpkin
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* In ''Series/TheEmpressOfChina'', many imperial wives hold this position. Consort Wei manages to manipulate chancellors or generals through their sisters/daughters in the harem, Consort Yang intents to [[spoiler: restore the Sui dynasty through her son]], and obviously, there's Wu Meiniang, who had a lot of influence on the emperor before becoming her own political figure.
20th Jan '18 12:17:28 PM acrobox
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': [[BadassPrincess Star]] averts this at first, having been more interested in having interdemensional adventures with her friends, and at one point she questions if she even ''wants'' to become Queen after her mother. However, she starts playing it straight after some CharacterDevelopment. After the [[WarArc Battle]] [[DarkestHour for Mewni]] Star declared her intention to be a better princess to Mewni, and she's starting with mending the FantasticRacism between Mewmans and Monsters (easier said than done).

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': [[BadassPrincess Star]] Star averts this at first, having been more interested in having interdemensional adventures with her friends, and at one point she questions if she even ''wants'' to become Queen after her mother. However, she starts playing it straight after some CharacterDevelopment. After the [[WarArc Battle]] [[DarkestHour for Mewni]] Star declared her intention to be a better princess to Mewni, and she's starting with mending the FantasticRacism between Mewmans and Monsters (easier said than done).
20th Dec '17 10:20:24 PM Qrow
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': [[BadassPrincess Star]] averts this at first, having been more interested in having interdemensional adventures with her friends, and at one point she questions if she even ''wants'' to become Queen after her mother. However, she starts playing it straight after some CharacterDevelopment. After the [[WarArc Battle]] [[DarkestHour for Mewni]] Star declared her intention to be a better princess to Mewni, and she's starting with mending the FantasticRacism between Mewmans and Monsters (easier said than done).
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8th Oct '17 5:49:51 PM nombretomado
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* Sarene from ''Literature/{{Elantris}},'' by BrandonSanderson. By age twenty-five, she's been serving for a long while as an (apparently highly-ranked) member of her father's diplomatic corps, and both she and others note her appreciation for (and skill at) political games.

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* Sarene from ''Literature/{{Elantris}},'' by BrandonSanderson.Creator/BrandonSanderson. By age twenty-five, she's been serving for a long while as an (apparently highly-ranked) member of her father's diplomatic corps, and both she and others note her appreciation for (and skill at) political games.
12th Sep '17 11:47:14 AM ChaoticNovelist
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The Politically Active Princess is a princess that takes active interest in and plays an active role in politics. Naive courtiers and commoners alike might view her only as a figurehead, but in truth, she discreetly uses her position and [[GuileHero guile]] in order to achieve her ends. Skilled in diplomacy, she will usually attempt to solve conflicts via conversation or bargaining, rather than combat. Her defining trait is her involvement in politics or diplomatic matters, without letting herself serve only as a bargaining chip. That, however, does not mean she cannot be a LadyOfWar or a BadassPrincess at the same time.

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The Politically Active Princess is a princess that takes active interest in and plays an active role in politics. Naive courtiers and commoners alike might view her only as a figurehead, but in truth, she discreetly uses her position and [[GuileHero guile]] in order to achieve her ends. Skilled in diplomacy, she will usually attempt to solve conflicts via conversation or bargaining, rather than combat. Her defining trait is her involvement in politics or diplomatic matters, without letting herself serve only as a bargaining chip. That, however, does not mean she cannot be a LadyOfWar LadyOfWar, WarriorPrincess or a BadassPrincess PrettyPrincessPowerhouse at the same time.



Compare RebelliousPrincess, SpiritedYoungLady, SilkHidingSteel, BadassPrincess. Contrast PrincessClassic.

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Compare RebelliousPrincess, SpiritedYoungLady, SilkHidingSteel, BadassPrincess.SilkHidingSteel. Contrast PrincessClassic.



** [[LadyOfWar Princess Cornelia]] is very active in both politics and the military, though her personality is closer to TheBaroness than a typical princess.

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** [[LadyOfWar Princess Cornelia]] is very active in both politics and the military, though her personality is closer to TheBaroness than a typical princess.military.



* Princess Henrietta from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' is very active politically. For example, at one point she hires Saito and Loise to spy on a village to confirm her suspicions about corruption within the nobility, because she doesn't trust the usual sources. However, it appears that not only is Princess Henrietta the heir to the throne, when her father dies, she really has been running the country, as her mother "did not have the heart to continue to rule Tristain after her loss".

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* Princess Henrietta from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' is very active politically. For example, at one point she hires Saito and Loise to spy on a village to confirm her suspicions about corruption within the nobility, because she doesn't trust the usual sources. However, it appears that not only is Princess Henrietta the heir to the throne, when her father dies, she really has been is running the country, as her mother "did not have the heart to continue to rule Tristain after her loss".



** Relena Peacecraft from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' serves this role after undergoing some character development. She is a pacifist, but that does not stop her from using her political clout to try to stop the war.

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** Relena Peacecraft from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' serves this role after undergoing some character development. She is a pacifist, but and that does not stop motivates her from using to use her political clout to try to stop the war.



* In the ''Literature/FirebirdTrilogy'', Princess [[ManipulativeBastard Phoena Angelo]] of Netaia is very politically active. After [[TheFederation the Federacy]] takes over Netaia, she heads the resistance group and spearheads research into a biological WeaponOfMassDestruction capable of wiping out an entire planet, which she intends to use to threaten the Federacy into withdrawing. She contrasts with her PrincessClassic older sister, Carradee, and her BadassPrincess younger sister, Firebird.

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* In the ''Literature/FirebirdTrilogy'', Princess [[ManipulativeBastard Phoena Angelo]] of Netaia is very politically active. After [[TheFederation the Federacy]] takes over Netaia, she heads the resistance group and spearheads research into a biological WeaponOfMassDestruction capable of wiping out an entire planet, which she intends to use to threaten the Federacy into withdrawing. She contrasts with her PrincessClassic older sister, Carradee, and her BadassPrincess WarriorPrincess younger sister, Firebird.



* Ashe of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' tries to reclaim her kingdom by bargaining with TheEmpire and other factions for most of the game. Although she's a BadassPrincess and would rather fight against the Archadian Empire, she slowly understands that to achieve peace, she needs to take the diplomatic route.
* Princess Natalia from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', despite her initial brattiness, is very much one of these. Luke even refers to her as a "wannabe queen" at one point. She mainly uses her influence for the benefit of her people or engaging in international diplomacy, to the point where she's already almost universally considered a much better ruler than her father, the king. The people in fact, are so fond of her that they [[spoiler:choose to protect her even after her lineage is revealed, even though she is not a real member of the royal family.]]

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* Ashe of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' tries to reclaim her kingdom by bargaining with TheEmpire and other factions for most of the game. Although she's a BadassPrincess WarriorPrincess and would rather fight against the Archadian Empire, she slowly understands that to achieve peace, she needs to take the diplomatic route.
* Princess Natalia from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', despite her initial brattiness, is very much one of these. Luke even refers to her as a "wannabe queen" at one point. She mainly uses her influence for the benefit of her people or engaging in international diplomacy, to the point where she's already almost universally considered a much better ruler than her father, the king. The people in fact, are so fond of her that they [[spoiler:choose to protect her even after her lineage is revealed, even though i.e. that she is not a real member of the royal family.]]
14th Aug '17 11:27:03 PM Dracis
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* Asseylum Vers Allusia of ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', princess of the Vers Empire of Mars, is introduced on a diplomatic mission to Earth, with whom her nation has been at uneasy peace since the [[InvertedTrope inverse]] [[TheWarOfEarthlyAgression War of Earthly Agression]] fifteen years ago. She's an AllLovingHeroine who doesn't subscribe to the Empire's CulturalPosturing and [[MasterRace doctrine of superiority]], hoping instead to craft a more lasting peace between the planets. Unfortunately, an assassination attempt soon after she lands ([[spoiler:[[FalseFlagOperation by an extremist faction of the Martian nobility, no less]]]]) is seized by the Vers Orbital Knights as PretextForWar, kicking off the invasion of Earth.

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* Asseylum Vers Allusia of ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', princess of the Vers Empire of Mars, is introduced on a diplomatic mission to Earth, with whom her nation has been at uneasy peace since the [[InvertedTrope inverse]] [[TheWarOfEarthlyAgression [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression War of Earthly Agression]] Aggression]] fifteen years ago. She's an AllLovingHeroine who doesn't subscribe to the Empire's CulturalPosturing and [[MasterRace doctrine of superiority]], hoping instead to craft a more lasting peace between the planets. Unfortunately, an assassination attempt soon after she lands ([[spoiler:[[FalseFlagOperation by an extremist faction of the Martian nobility, no less]]]]) is seized by the Vers Orbital Knights as PretextForWar, kicking off the invasion of Earth.
14th Aug '17 11:26:22 PM Dracis
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* Asseylum Vers Allusia of ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', princess of the Vers Empire of Mars, is introduced on a diplomatic mission to Earth, with whom her nation has been at uneasy peace since the [[InvertedTrope inverse]] WarOfEarthlyAgression fifteen years ago. She's an AllLovingHeroine who doesn't subscribe to the Empire's CulturalPosturing and [[MasterRace doctrine of superiority]], hoping instead to craft a more lasting peace between the planets. Unfortunately, an assassination attempt soon after she lands ([[spoiler:[[FalseFlagOperation by an extremist faction of the Martian nobility, no less]]]]) is seized by the Vers Orbital Knights as PretextForWa, kicking off the invasion of Earth.

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* Asseylum Vers Allusia of ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', princess of the Vers Empire of Mars, is introduced on a diplomatic mission to Earth, with whom her nation has been at uneasy peace since the [[InvertedTrope inverse]] WarOfEarthlyAgression [[TheWarOfEarthlyAgression War of Earthly Agression]] fifteen years ago. She's an AllLovingHeroine who doesn't subscribe to the Empire's CulturalPosturing and [[MasterRace doctrine of superiority]], hoping instead to craft a more lasting peace between the planets. Unfortunately, an assassination attempt soon after she lands ([[spoiler:[[FalseFlagOperation by an extremist faction of the Martian nobility, no less]]]]) is seized by the Vers Orbital Knights as PretextForWa, PretextForWar, kicking off the invasion of Earth.
14th Aug '17 11:25:17 PM Dracis
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* Asseylum Vers Allusia of ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', princess of the Vers Empire of Mars, is introduced on a diplomatic mission to Earth, with whom her nation has been at uneasy peace since the [[InvertedTrope inverse]] WarOfEarthlyAggression fifteen years ago. She's an AllLovingHeroine who doesn't subscribe to the Empire's CulturalPosturing and [[MasterRace doctrine of superiority]], hoping instead to craft a more lasting peace between the planets. Unfortunately, an assassination attempt soon after she lands ([[spoiler:[[FalseFlagOperation by an extremist faction of the Martian nobility, no less]]]]) is seized by the Vers Orbital Knights as PretextForWa, kicking off the invasion of Earth.

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* Asseylum Vers Allusia of ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', princess of the Vers Empire of Mars, is introduced on a diplomatic mission to Earth, with whom her nation has been at uneasy peace since the [[InvertedTrope inverse]] WarOfEarthlyAggression WarOfEarthlyAgression fifteen years ago. She's an AllLovingHeroine who doesn't subscribe to the Empire's CulturalPosturing and [[MasterRace doctrine of superiority]], hoping instead to craft a more lasting peace between the planets. Unfortunately, an assassination attempt soon after she lands ([[spoiler:[[FalseFlagOperation by an extremist faction of the Martian nobility, no less]]]]) is seized by the Vers Orbital Knights as PretextForWa, kicking off the invasion of Earth.
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