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20th Jun '16 1:57:47 AM hiphiphu
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* Of the "core" Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, the three earliest, Disney/SnowWhite, Disney/{{Cinderella}} and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]], fit this trope (even though Cinderella is a princess by marriage). Others like Ariel, Belle and Jasmine have stories that are a bit more complex.
** Interestingly, two of Disney's most recent princesses, [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]] and [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Anna]], are actually a lot closer to the Princess Classic standard than the {{Rebellious Princess}}es of its Renaissance films, due to them basically growing up sheltered. [[{{Reconstruction}} This in no way stops either of them from having well-rounded personalities]] or being {{Badass Princess}}es at the same time.

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* Of the "core" Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, the three earliest, earliest - the Original Era princesses: Disney/SnowWhite, Disney/{{Cinderella}} and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]], fit this trope (even though Cinderella is a princess by marriage). Others like Renaissance Era princesses Ariel, Belle and Jasmine have stories that characterizations are a bit more complex.
** Interestingly, two of Disney's most recent Modern Era princesses, [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]] and [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Anna]], are actually a lot closer to the Princess Classic standard than the {{Rebellious Princess}}es of its Renaissance films, due to them basically growing up sheltered. [[{{Reconstruction}} This in no way stops either of them from having well-rounded personalities]] or being {{Badass Princess}}es at the same time.
14th Jun '16 2:49:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played straight with ''LadyLovelyLocks''.

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* Played straight with ''LadyLovelyLocks''.''WesternAnimation/LadyLovelyLocks''.
24th May '16 7:11:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Princess Fala of ''Anime/GoLion'' (aka Princess Allura of ''{{Voltron}}''), even when fighting the bad guys.

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* Princess Fala of ''Anime/GoLion'' (aka Princess Allura of ''{{Voltron}}''), ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''), even when fighting the bad guys.
16th May '16 2:10:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Belinda in ''TheRapeOfTheLock'' by Alexander Pope is certainly meant to reflect this trope. She's SpoiledSweet - not any sort of royalty, but the Queen Bee of all the court she surveys, while still being friendly (and uncommitted) to everyone. That is, [[BerserkButton until a certain involuntary haircut happens...]]

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* Belinda in ''TheRapeOfTheLock'' ''Literature/TheRapeOfTheLock'' by Alexander Pope is certainly meant to reflect this trope. She's SpoiledSweet - not any sort of royalty, but the Queen Bee of all the court she surveys, while still being friendly (and uncommitted) to everyone. That is, [[BerserkButton until a certain involuntary haircut happens...]]
4th May '16 11:59:09 AM ScipioSmith
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* Although she is an Empress rather than a princess, Portia from ''Literature/FirstSwordChronicles'' fits all the other points of this trope, as she beautiful, elegant, kind, gentle, demure, royal by marriage and in need of [[ChosenOne Miranda's]] protection from the machinations of the court.
29th Apr '16 10:07:18 AM 17th_Immortal
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* Princess Bubblegum of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is mostly an AffectionateParody of this trope, but is often played straight. She is prim, proper, poised, is frequently a DamselInDistress, and loves pink. Later seasons have been subverting it more and more, revealing her to be a LadyOfWar ActionGirl, PragmaticHero who will do [[WhatTheHellHero ''anything'']] to protect her people, and teetering very close to becoming a MadScientist.

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* Princess Bubblegum of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is mostly an AffectionateParody of this trope, but is often played straight. She is prim, proper, poised, is frequently a DamselInDistress, and loves pink. Later seasons have been subverting it more and more, revealing her to be a LadyOfWar ActionGirl, PragmaticHero who will do [[WhatTheHellHero ''anything'']] ''[[WhatTheHellHero anything]]'' to protect her people, and teetering very close to becoming a MadScientist.
4th Mar '16 12:51:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Princess Lily from ''Film/{{Legend}}'' starts out as a quintessential PrincessClassic, only to go through a BreakTheCutie process, accumulating in an intense case of CorruptTheCutie, only for [[spoiler:this to be revealed as a ruse she put on in order to trick Darkness into letting her get close enough to free a captured unicorn.]]

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* Princess Lily from ''Film/{{Legend}}'' ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'' starts out as a quintessential PrincessClassic, only to go through a BreakTheCutie process, accumulating in an intense case of CorruptTheCutie, only for [[spoiler:this to be revealed as a ruse she put on in order to trick Darkness into letting her get close enough to free a captured unicorn.]]



* George Martin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** PrincessClassic was what Sansa Stark always aspired to be. Sansa lives in a CrapsackWorld. You can guess where this is headed.
* Also deconstructed in MarkTwain's ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'', where Morgan realises the ladies are as rude and crude as the not-so-noble knights.

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* George Martin's ''ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** PrincessClassic
''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Princess Classic was what Sansa Stark always aspired to be. Sansa lives in a CrapsackWorld. You can guess where this is headed.
* Also deconstructed in MarkTwain's Creator/MarkTwain's ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'', where Morgan realises the ladies are as rude and crude as the not-so-noble knights.
29th Feb '16 11:12:22 AM milliewilliebo
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* Alk from ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' RareMaleExample. Can talk to animals, is nice, feminine, [[{{bishonen}} pretty]], is a good fighter when needed to but not the best, and reffered to by royal titles, even though he doesn't really have earned them yet. In the seventh book is it deconstructed as he beats [[spoiler:Sherpa]] to death when he can't defend himself and refuses to accept any royal titles.

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* Alk from ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' RareMaleExample. Can talk to animals, is nice, feminine, [[{{bishonen}} pretty]], is a good fighter when needed to but not the best, best and it's more the sword fighting than him, and reffered to by royal titles, even though he doesn't really have earned them yet. In the seventh book is it deconstructed as he beats [[spoiler:Sherpa]] to death when he can't defend himself and refuses to accept any royal titles. He even treats the extremely BittersweetEnding as a HappilyEverAfter because he's together with his [[HerosMuse muse]] and ChildhoodFriendRomance. He acts actually more feminine than his twin sister who's a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak.
29th Feb '16 10:20:06 AM milliewilliebo
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* Alk from ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' RareMaleExample. Can talk to animals, is nice, feminine, [[{{bishonen}} pretty]], is a good fighter when needed to but not the best, and reffered to by royal titles, even though he doesn't really have earned them yet. In the seventh book is it deconstructed as he beats [[spoiler:Sherpa]] to death when he can't defend himself and refuses to accept any royal titles.
15th Jan '16 3:07:07 PM Anddrix
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Actually, this character [[NewerThanTheyThink started in the Victorian Era]]. In that time when stories were being shaped by {{Disneyfication}} and {{Bowdleri|se}}zation, the concept of CourtlyLove was warped to take all the sexual SubText out, and turn the noble lady into an [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism ideal of the times]]. All to provide only the most positive and [[ViewersAreMorons uncomplicated]] image to children, and even adults as well.

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Actually, this character [[NewerThanTheyThink started in the Victorian Era]]. In that time when stories were being shaped by {{Disneyfication}} and {{Bowdleri|se}}zation, the concept of CourtlyLove was warped to take all the sexual SubText out, and turn the noble lady into an [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism ideal of the times]]. All to provide only the most positive and [[ViewersAreMorons uncomplicated]] uncomplicated image to children, and even adults as well.
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