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14th Jan '17 8:37:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros's'' Peach and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda's'' Zelda may have started out like this, but Peach is sometimes a parody (or at least heavily lampshaded version) of this (see the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games), and Zelda [[LadyOfWar got more depth]] to her character. Zelda even lampshades this in ''Spirit Tracks'' by saying that waiting for the hero to do his job is a "family tradition."

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros's'' Peach and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda's'' Zelda may have started out like this, but Peach is sometimes a parody (or at least heavily lampshaded version) of this (see the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games), and Zelda [[LadyOfWar got more depth]] to her character. Zelda even lampshades this in ''Spirit Tracks'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' by saying that waiting for the hero to do his job is a "family tradition."
2nd Jan '17 4:11:32 PM Xtifr
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* Angelica Pickles in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' suspects she may be one but decides to take three tests to prove it. First is by having [[{{Rapunzel}} Phil and Lil try and climb up her hair]]. Second she attempts to see if [[Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea she can feel a pea through a series of pillows]] but Chuckie eats the pea so they use a fork instead. And finally they check to see if [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} a slipper fits her foot]].

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* Angelica Pickles in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' suspects she may be one but decides to take three tests to prove it. First is by having [[{{Rapunzel}} [[Literature/{{Rapunzel}} Phil and Lil try and climb up her hair]]. Second she attempts to see if [[Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea she can feel a pea through a series of pillows]] but Chuckie eats the pea so they use a fork instead. And finally they check to see if [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} a slipper fits her foot]].
21st Nov '16 8:59:47 PM captainpat
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* Played with at every turn in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. Neither [[MagicalGirl Princess Tutu]] nor [[DarkMagicalGirl Princess Kraehe]] are actually royalty - the only reasonable explanation for their titles is that they both assume they're going to marry [[PrinceCharming the Prince]]. Tutu might fit the model aside from that (replacing "amazing singer" with "amazing ballerina", naturally)...except that [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler she's actually a duck]], and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero she inadvertently causes misery for the whole cast]], if not a DownerEnding. Suffice it to say that [[WomanInBlack Kraehe]] [[DaddysLittleVillain isn't]] [[GreenEyedMonster exactly]] [[BrokenBird innocent]]. And [[spoiler: ''Kraehe'' gets the HappilyEverAfter]].

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* Played with at every turn in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. Neither [[MagicalGirl Princess Tutu]] nor [[DarkMagicalGirl Princess Kraehe]] are actually royalty - the only reasonable explanation for their titles is that they both assume they're going to marry [[PrinceCharming the Prince]]. Tutu might fit the model aside from that (replacing "amazing singer" with "amazing ballerina", naturally)...except that [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler she's actually a duck]], and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero she inadvertently causes misery for the whole cast]], if not a DownerEnding. Suffice it to say that [[WomanInBlack Kraehe]] [[DaddysLittleVillain isn't]] [[GreenEyedMonster exactly]] [[BrokenBird innocent]].Kraehe isn't exactly innocent. And [[spoiler: ''Kraehe'' gets the HappilyEverAfter]].
13th Nov '16 10:39:30 AM nombretomado
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* ''Disney/{{Enchanted}}'': Giselle is a spoof of this, but [[AffectionateParody a loving spoof]], in that Giselle is [[TheDeterminator determined against all odds to make the best of her situation.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Enchanted}}'': ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'': Giselle is a spoof of this, but [[AffectionateParody a loving spoof]], in that Giselle is [[TheDeterminator determined against all odds to make the best of her situation.]]
3rd Sep '16 1:02:49 PM Premonition45
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* ''Disney/{{Enchanted}}'': Giselle is a spoof of this, but a loving spoof, in that Giselle is [[TheDeterminator determined against all odds to make the best of her situation.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Enchanted}}'': Giselle is a spoof of this, but [[AffectionateParody a loving spoof, spoof]], in that Giselle is [[TheDeterminator determined against all odds to make the best of her situation.]]
13th Jul '16 2:18:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Disney/{{Enchanted}}'': [[RedheadedHero Giselle]] is a spoof of this, but a loving spoof, in that Giselle is [[TheDeterminator determined against all odds to make the best of her situation.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Enchanted}}'': [[RedheadedHero Giselle]] Giselle is a spoof of this, but a loving spoof, in that Giselle is [[TheDeterminator determined against all odds to make the best of her situation.]]
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...]]
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