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6th Sep '17 7:46:13 PM star3catcher
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[[caption-width-right:350:Long live the princess!]]
1st Aug '17 4:36:01 AM Phys101
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** Princess Ozma from the ''Oz'' books. ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' calls her a Queen when she took the throne at the end, but from then on, she is always "Princess Ozma". There's no consistent title for the ruler of Oz, so this could actually mean that she's a princess as a ''fairy'' rather than a princess of ''Oz''. We don't see enough of other fairies to be sure.

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** Princess Ozma from the ''Oz'' books. ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' calls her a Queen when she took takes the throne at the end, but from then on, she is always "Princess Ozma". There's no consistent title for the ruler of Oz, so this could actually mean that she's a princess as a ''fairy'' rather than a princess of ''Oz''. We don't see enough of other fairies to be sure.



* In the ''Literature/DorothyMustDie'' reimagining of Oz, by Creator/DaniellePaige, Princess Dorothy now rules Oz, and has made it a thoroughly {{Crapsack}} world.

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* In Subverted in the ''Literature/DorothyMustDie'' reimagining re-imagining of Oz, by Creator/DaniellePaige, Creator/DaniellePaige. Princess Dorothy now rules Oz, and has made it a thoroughly {{Crapsack}} world.CrapsackWorld.
30th Jul '17 9:51:51 PM Phys101
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** DoubleSubverted later on in ''The Lost King of Oz'' by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Pastora, Ozma's father and the rightful King of Oz, who was declared to be long dead in ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'', is discovered still alive. Once he returns to Oz, though, he is quite willing to let his daughter continue ruling.


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* In the ''Literature/DorothyMustDie'' reimagining of Oz, by Creator/DaniellePaige, Princess Dorothy now rules Oz, and has made it a thoroughly {{Crapsack}} world.
30th Jul '17 12:45:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'', after [[spoiler: [[ItsALongStory Chrysalis is born as a dark Celestia clone as the result of baking gone wrong]]]], she questions why Celestia calls herself a princess when she's the only one ruling. Celestia says its because [[GenreSavvy the title of princess brings up the image of youth and beauty]]. Chrysalis interrupts and says that's stupid, and chooses to call herself a queen, leading to an argument between the two.
* Like the ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' example above, the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fanfic ''FanFic/BookFiveLegends'' pokes fun at this trope with CloudCuckoolander Princess Koko (implied to be a descendant of King Bumi from Aang's era). She downright [[InsistentTerminology ''insists'']] on being addressed as a Princess despite ostensibly being a Queen, and a figurehead of a Queen who answers to a Minister anyway. She's equally insistent on this title being used with Korra, despite her Avatar title generally superseding mere mortal titles.

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* In ''FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'', after [[spoiler: [[ItsALongStory Chrysalis is born as a dark Celestia clone as the result of baking gone wrong]]]], she questions why Celestia calls herself a princess when she's the only one ruling. Celestia says its because [[GenreSavvy the title of princess brings up the image of youth and beauty]].beauty. Chrysalis interrupts and says that's stupid, and chooses to call herself a queen, leading to an argument between the two.
* Like the ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' example above, the The ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fanfic ''FanFic/BookFiveLegends'' pokes fun at this trope with CloudCuckoolander Princess Koko (implied to be a descendant of King Bumi from Aang's era). She downright [[InsistentTerminology ''insists'']] on being addressed as a Princess despite ostensibly being a Queen, and a figurehead of a Queen who answers to a Minister anyway. She's equally insistent on this title being used with Korra, despite her Avatar title generally superseding mere mortal titles.
2nd Jun '17 3:55:13 PM H.TorranceGriffin
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* Downplayed in ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'', as while Mina Tepes has officially been [[VampireMonarch queen of the vampires]] for [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld centuries]] she is popularly referred to as 'Princess Mina' in large part due to her [[UndeadChild physical age]] after she kicks the Masquerade over.
1st Jun '17 7:41:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' when Elayne effectively rules Caemlyn (the capital city) for several months as Daughter-Heir (the term princess exists, but is considered old-fashioned). This happens because there's a conflict over who should be Queen.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' when Elayne effectively rules Caemlyn (the capital city) for several months as Daughter-Heir (the term princess exists, but is considered old-fashioned). This happens because there's a conflict over who should be Queen.
28th Apr '17 9:19:12 AM Phys101
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** Princess Ozma from the ''Oz'' books. There's no consistent title for the ruler of Oz, so this could actually mean that she's a princess as a ''fairy'' rather than a princess of ''Oz''. We don't see enough of other fairies to be sure.

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** Princess Ozma from the ''Oz'' books. ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' calls her a Queen when she took the throne at the end, but from then on, she is always "Princess Ozma". There's no consistent title for the ruler of Oz, so this could actually mean that she's a princess as a ''fairy'' rather than a princess of ''Oz''. We don't see enough of other fairies to be sure.
10th Apr '17 4:52:27 PM R.G.
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Notably, the word princess (and its distaff counterpart, prince) is derived from the Latin word "princeps", which means "first citizen". It was one of the titles of the Roman Emperor. Some real life countries--mostly small nations such as Andorra and Monaco--continue to refer to their leaders as "Prince" in this context. This is what we call a ''principality'', as opposed to a ''king''dom.

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Notably, the word princess (and its distaff spear counterpart, prince) is derived from the Latin word "princeps", which means "first citizen". It was one of the titles of the Roman Emperor. Some real life countries--mostly small nations such as Andorra and Monaco--continue to refer to their leaders as "Prince" in this context. This is what we call a ''principality'', as opposed to a ''king''dom.
6th Apr '17 6:51:34 PM immblueversion
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are the rulers of Equestria (the first by day, the second by night), with no attempt to lampshade Equestria as a principality. (WordOfGod says this is due to ExecutiveMeddling: little girls think princesses are good but [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queens are evil]].) This is also an ExaggeratedTrope since their power is close to that of deities, and their responsibilities include keeping the sun and moon rising and setting.
** Just to hit that point home, the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifting]], [[EmotionEater love-eating]] villain of the Season 2 finale is known as ''Queen'' Chrysalis.
** The season 2 finale also introduces Princess Cadance, who retains her title when she becomes the ruler (possibly the regent?) of the Crystal Empire in season 3.
** The Season 3 finale ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]]'' finally explains this in-universe. The princesses aren't from a bloodline, they're chosen due to their talents. [[spoiler:Like Twilight at the end of the episode.]] The Season Six premier, ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E1TheCrystallingPart1 The Crystalling]]'', confirmed that this also applied to Celestia and Luna, when they state that Equestria had "never seen a pony born an Alicorn", despite the two princesses having been shown to be alicorns from a relatively young age when originally fighting Discord.
** And on the opposite end, the series also has Prince Blueblood, who is not an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] and is not really connected to the throne at all. WordOfGod says that he was supposed to be a Duke, which would have been more appropriate, but they weren't sure whether the kids would know what a duke is.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', all [[WingedUnicorn Alicorns]] are given the title of "Princess" and assigned different areas to govern: Princess Celestia and Princess Luna are the rulers of Equestria (the first by day, (also an ExaggeratedTrope since their power is close to that of deities, moving the second by sun and moon each day and night), with no attempt while Princess Cadance retains her title when she becomes ruler of the Crystal Empire, which was once overseen by her ancestor, Princes Amore[[note]]once referred to lampshade Equestria in-show as [[TheHighQueen a principality. (WordOfGod queen]], making for the series' first (if brief) aversion)[[/note]]. The show makes an InUniverse explanation that the "Princess" title isn't exclusively passed down from a bloodline, but is handed out based on talent and worthiness. Still, WordOfGod says this the decision to use the title in the first place is due to ExecutiveMeddling: ExecutiveMeddling dictating that little girls think princesses are good but [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen queens are evil]].) This is also an ExaggeratedTrope since their power is close to that of deities, and their responsibilities include keeping the sun and moon rising and setting.
** Just to hit that point home, the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifting]], [[EmotionEater love-eating]] villain of the Season 2 finale is known as ''Queen'' Chrysalis.
** The season 2 finale also introduces Princess Cadance, who retains her title when she becomes the ruler (possibly the regent?) of the Crystal Empire in season 3.
** The Season 3 finale ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]]'' finally explains this in-universe. The princesses aren't from a bloodline, they're chosen due to their talents. [[spoiler:Like Twilight at the end of the episode.]] The Season Six premier, ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E1TheCrystallingPart1 The Crystalling]]'', confirmed that this also applied to Celestia and Luna, when they state that Equestria had "never seen a pony born an Alicorn", despite the two princesses having been shown to be alicorns from a relatively young age when originally fighting Discord.
** And on the opposite end, the series also has Prince Blueblood, who is not an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] and is not really connected to the throne at all. WordOfGod says that he was supposed to be a Duke, which would have been more appropriate, but they weren't sure whether the kids would know what a duke is.
27th Mar '17 12:03:59 PM Smeagol17
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Notably, the word princess (and its distaff counterpart, prince) is derived from the Latin word "princeps", which means "first citizen". It was one of the titles of the Roman Emperor. Some real life countries--mostly small nations such as Andorra and Monaco--continue to refer to their leaders as "Prince" use it in this context. This is what we call a ''principality'', as opposed to a ''king''dom.

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Notably, the word princess (and its distaff counterpart, prince) is derived from the Latin word "princeps", which means "first citizen". It was one of the titles of the Roman Emperor. Some real life countries--mostly small nations such as Andorra and Monaco--continue to refer to their leaders as "Prince" use it in this context. This is what we call a ''principality'', as opposed to a ''king''dom.
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