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11th Aug '16 9:29:52 PM PaulA
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* Bujold's other series, the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', has [[TheEmperor Emperor]] Gregor, who's almost a male version of this in ''The Vor Game'', partly because he's suicidal and afraid of going insane and being a horrible ruler. He gets over it.

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* In Bujold's other series, the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', has ''Literature/TheVorGame'', [[TheEmperor Emperor]] Gregor, who's Gregor is almost a male version of this in ''The Vor Game'', this, partly because he's suicidal and afraid of going insane and being a horrible ruler. He gets over it.
25th Jul '16 1:59:45 AM PaulA
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* Ista from Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]'' would fit this almost perfectly were it not for the detail of being a forty year old widow and ''mother'' of the [[AChildShallLeadThem young queen]]. She started out guilting her keepers [[CoughSnarkCough *cough*]] attendants into permitting her an incognito vacation [[CoughSnarkCough *ahem*]] pilgrimage, and by the end....
-->'''dy Hueltar''': (having caught up with Ista after the breaking of a sorcerous siege) "Now that you are ''calmer'', Lady Ista, surely it is time we began to think of going safely to Valenda...."
-->'''Ista''': "I'm not going back to Valenda. I'm going to follow the army into Jokona to hunt demons for the Bastard. ''Safety'' [[CosmicPlaything has little to do with the god's chores.]]"
** Her other series, the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', has [[TheEmperor Emperor]] Gregor, who's almost a male version of this in ''The Vor Game'', partly because he's suicidal and afraid of going insane and being a horrible ruler. He gets over it.

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* Ista from Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]'' ''Literature/PaladinOfSouls'' would fit this almost perfectly were it not for the detail of being a forty year old widow and ''mother'' of the [[AChildShallLeadThem young queen]]. She started out guilting her keepers [[CoughSnarkCough *cough*]] attendants into permitting her an incognito vacation [[CoughSnarkCough *ahem*]] pilgrimage, and by the end....
-->'''dy Hueltar''': (having Hueltar:''' ''[having caught up with Ista after the breaking of a sorcerous siege) "Now siege]'' Now that you are ''calmer'', Lady Ista, surely it is time we began to think of going safely to Valenda...."
-->'''Ista''': "I'm
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'''Ista:''' I'm
not going back to Valenda. I'm going to follow the army into Jokona to hunt demons for the Bastard. ''Safety'' [[CosmicPlaything has little to do with the god's chores.]]"
** Her
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* Bujold's
other series, the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', has [[TheEmperor Emperor]] Gregor, who's almost a male version of this in ''The Vor Game'', partly because he's suicidal and afraid of going insane and being a horrible ruler. He gets over it.
13th Jul '16 2:43:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade]]'': [[RedheadedHero Claudette]] regards her younger sister, Leina, as such since she's chosen [[WalkingTheEarth the life of a vagabond]], rather than take her rightful place on the throne. Which Claudette absolutely won't tolerate, so she sends their youngest sister, [[CatGirl Elina]], to find Leina and capture her.

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* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade]]'': [[RedheadedHero Claudette]] Claudette regards her younger sister, Leina, as such since she's chosen [[WalkingTheEarth the life of a vagabond]], rather than take her rightful place on the throne. Which Claudette absolutely won't tolerate, so she sends their youngest sister, [[CatGirl Elina]], to find Leina and capture her.
17th Jun '16 11:22:07 AM eroock
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-->--Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''

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-->--Disney's -->-- Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''
14th May '16 12:22:08 PM merotoker
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To the Rebellious Princess, being [[RoyalBlood part of the royal family]] is overrated: You have no control over the path of your life, your responsibilities are numerous and burdensome (or not [[RichBoredom burdensome enough]]), you're generally under everyone's thumb, or you're destined to live unhappily in a PoliticalMarriage. The only options are [[ErmineCapeEffect to throw off]] [[PimpedOutDress your frilly dress]] and to run off with the first hero who passes through (in old fashioned stories), or set off for [[ActionGirl adventures]] on her own [[KingIncognito on the sly]] (in the modern ones).

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To the Rebellious Princess, being [[RoyalBlood part of the royal family]] is overrated: You have no control over the path of your life, your responsibilities are numerous and burdensome (or not [[RichBoredom burdensome enough]]), you're generally under everyone's thumb, or you're destined to live unhappily in a PoliticalMarriage.[[AltarDiplomacy political marriage]]. The only options are [[ErmineCapeEffect to throw off]] [[PimpedOutDress your frilly dress]] and to run off with the first hero who passes through (in old fashioned stories), or set off for [[ActionGirl adventures]] on her own [[KingIncognito on the sly]] (in the modern ones).



* [[spoiler:Naga the Serpent]] of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' [[spoiler:is the missing first princess of the kingdom of Saillune, Gracia Ul Naga Saillune, and the older sister of Amelia, one of the four major protagonists]]. After witnessing the assassination of her mother, she ran away from home on a quest to learn the ways of the world, become more powerful ([[UnknownRival she doesn't]], but that really depends on the media), and [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl drink.]] The LightNovel series implies that she ''does'' return to her home sporadically, and she even stays in contact with her loved ones, but more often than not for financial reasons. The anime more or less states that she hasn't returned at all, [[spoiler:which is a large source of [[StepfordSmiler well-hidden]] angst for Amelia]].

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* [[spoiler:Naga the Serpent]] of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' [[spoiler:is the missing first princess of the kingdom of Saillune, Gracia Ul Naga Saillune, and the older sister of Amelia, one of the four major protagonists]]. After witnessing the assassination of her mother, she ran away from home on a quest to learn the ways of the world, become more powerful ([[UnknownRival she doesn't]], but that really depends on the media), and [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl drink.]] The LightNovel series implies LightNovels imply that she ''does'' return to her home sporadically, and she even stays in contact with her loved ones, but more often than not for financial reasons. The anime more or less states that she hasn't returned at all, [[spoiler:which is a large source of [[StepfordSmiler well-hidden]] angst for Amelia]].



* Jelka Tolonen in David Wingrove's ''Literature/ChungKuo'' series borders on this, due to an ArrangedMarriage

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* Jelka Tolonen in David Wingrove's ''Literature/ChungKuo'' series borders on this, due to an ArrangedMarriageArrangedMarriage.



** Yuffie of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is the daughter of Lord Godo, thus making her the princess of Wutai. In CrisisCore she even gives herself the title Treasure Princess. If you follow her sidequest you find out that she does not get along with her father, who she considers a coward for not fighting Shinra. Though they do manage to patch things up (if you have her go through all five levels of the pagoda) Yuffie never does act like you'd expect from a princess.

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** Yuffie of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is the daughter of Lord Godo, thus making her the princess of Wutai. In CrisisCore ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' she even gives herself the title Treasure Princess. If you follow her sidequest you find out that she does not get along with her father, who she considers a coward for not fighting Shinra. Though they do manage to patch things up (if you have her go through all five levels of the pagoda) Yuffie never does act like you'd expect from a princess.



* Nalia from ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' follows this trope to the letter, except that she's nobility rather than royalty. She also spouts somewhat condescending quasi-liberalisms about helping the "less fortunate", but in a world where even the most egalitarian governments tend to be oligarchic and the economy is a sort of capitalism, she's fighting a losing battle. She's also shown as being somewhat of a self-righteous poser. Nalia's character is somewhat vindicated about halfway through the D'Arnise hold quest, where the player character meets her aunt- a woman who is outraged that some of her servants left their posts at the castle ''after trolls attacked and conquered it''. When the player considers that this attitude is in line with what many other noble {{NPC}}s believe, suddenly Nalia's hopeful idealism doesn't sound so bad.

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* Nalia from ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' follows this trope to the letter, except that she's nobility rather than royalty. She also spouts somewhat condescending quasi-liberalisms about helping the "less fortunate", but in a world where even the most egalitarian governments tend to be oligarchic and the economy is a sort of capitalism, she's fighting a losing battle. She's also shown as being somewhat of a self-righteous poser. Nalia's character is somewhat vindicated about halfway through the D'Arnise hold quest, where the player character meets her aunt- a woman who is outraged that some of her servants left their posts at the castle ''after trolls attacked and conquered it''. When the player considers that this attitude is in line with what many other noble {{NPC}}s {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PCs believe, suddenly Nalia's hopeful idealism doesn't sound so bad.



* Princess Sapphire of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' believes that the best way to defend her kingdom is to assassinate enemies before they get around to starting a war. The player never meets her parents or advisors, but they've probably told her to stop if they aren't [[AxeCrazy terrified of her]] [[OneManArmy for good reason]].

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* Princess Sapphire of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' believes that the best way to defend her kingdom is to assassinate enemies before they get around to starting a war. The player never meets her parents or advisors, but they've probably told her to stop if they aren't [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy terrified of her]] [[OneManArmy for good reason]].



* ''VideoGame/WildArms1'' gets Cecilia the princess of Adlehyde. Her rebellion against her father unfortunately [[spoiler: puts the PlotCoupon in the hands of the [[BigBad demons]] and inadvertently kills her father]] [[spoiler: She rebels because she feels isolated due to her status but eventually realizes that it's her on coldness that keeps people at a distance]]

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* ''VideoGame/WildArms1'' gets Cecilia the princess of Adlehyde. Her rebellion against her father unfortunately [[spoiler: puts the PlotCoupon in the hands of the [[BigBad demons]] and inadvertently kills her father]] [[spoiler: She rebels because she feels isolated due to her status but eventually realizes that it's her on coldness that keeps people at a distance]]distance]].



* Inverted by Princess Cordelia of Hise in ''[[VisualNovel/SevenKingdomsThePrincessProblem Seven Kingdoms: The Princess Problem]].'' She's the black sheep of her nation's nobility, and is at the Summit in the hopes of escaping to a life that better suits her... because she's a demure ProperLady from a nation of roguish {{Pirate}}s.

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* Inverted by Princess Cordelia of Hise in ''[[VisualNovel/SevenKingdomsThePrincessProblem Seven Kingdoms: The Princess Problem]].'' She's the black sheep of her nation's nobility, and is at the Summit in the hopes of escaping to a life that better suits her... because she's a demure ProperLady from a nation of roguish {{Pirate}}s.{{pirate}}s.
2nd May '16 2:48:17 AM NozzDogg
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' features [[spoiler:Ellios]], the heir to a Martian principality, who does not wish to inherit the throne, instead wanting a chance to live his own life. He is obviously not a princess, but gender is largely irrelevant to Martian royalty. Technically he's not even a prince, since that would be his father.
2nd May '16 2:44:07 AM NozzDogg
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' features [[spoiler:Ellios]], the heir to a Martian principality, who does not wish to inherit the throne, instead wanting a chance to live his own life. He is obviously not a princess, but gender is largely irrelevant to Martian royalty. Technically he's not even a prince, since that would be his father.
25th Apr '16 8:07:21 AM Eievie
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When [[TropesAreTools written badly]], this trope [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic evokes a spoiled brat who is simply whining about how bad their palatial life is when they have never seen how the 'lower classes' live]]; their 'rebellious nature' is not based in any actual ethics or logic. For this reason, people who write this trope must remember to give royal status suitable drawbacks that she wants to get away from.

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When [[TropesAreTools written badly]], this trope [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic evokes a spoiled brat who is simply whining about how bad their palatial life is when they have never seen how the 'lower classes' "lower classes" live]]; their 'rebellious nature' "rebellious nature" is not based in any actual ethics or logic. For this reason, people who write this trope must remember to give royal status suitable drawbacks that she wants to get away from.
25th Apr '16 8:06:50 AM Eievie
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[[caption-width-right:300:"You dare defy me!?!" "I '''will''' marry Flash, Daddy, and you can't stop me!"]]

->'''Jasmine''': Please try to understand. I've never done a thing on my own. I've never had any real friends... ''[Rajah makes a surprised and offended growl]'' ...Except you, Rajah. I've never even been outside the palace walls.\\

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[[caption-width-right:300:"You dare defy me!?!" me!?!"\\
"I '''will''' marry Flash, Daddy, and you can't stop me!"]]

->'''Jasmine''': Please try to understand. I've never done a thing on my own. I've never had any real friends... friends… ''[Rajah makes a surprised and offended growl]'' ...Except growl]'' …except you, Rajah. I've never even been outside the palace walls.\\



'''Jasmine''': ...Then maybe I don't want to ''be'' a princess any more!\\
'''Sultan''': OOH!!! Allah forbid you shall have any daughters!

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'''Jasmine''': ...Then '''Jasmine''': …then maybe I don't want to ''be'' a princess any more!\\
'''Sultan''': OOH!!! ''Ooh!!!'' Allah forbid you shall have any daughters!
17th Apr '16 8:20:19 AM PurpleSmart
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** The dragon princess Ember, in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire Gauntlet of Fire]]''. She ran the Gauntlet of Fire -- a dangerous DeathCourse inside an unstable volcano meant to decide who would be the next Dragon Lord-- despite not being as big or strong as other dragons and against the wishes of her father, the Dragon Lord Torch, since she believed intelligence could make up for lack of brute force.

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** The dragon princess Ember, in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire Gauntlet of Fire]]''.Fire]]". She ran the Gauntlet of Fire -- a dangerous DeathCourse inside an unstable volcano meant to decide who would be the next Dragon Lord-- despite not being as big or strong as other dragons and against the wishes of her father, the Dragon Lord Torch, since she believed intelligence could make up for lack of brute force.
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