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12th Nov '17 8:26:42 AM Pichu-kun
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** Late in development, when she was still written as the BigBad, Elsa was one of these. It, along with her [[AnIcePerson powers]], caused her to be [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer ostracized]] growing up and in turn caused her to become temperamental. According to the CutSong "We Know Better", Elsa never acted like what was expected out of a PrincessClassic. She likes [[TrueBlueFemininity blue]] instead of [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]], is adventurous, is outspoken, and hates acting demure. All her anger and rebellious attitude eventually caused her to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil become evil due to everyone expecting her]] to fulfil TheProphecy. Subverted in the final product. Elsa spends under 30 minutes as princess before being ascended and is anything but rebellious.
3rd Nov '17 7:55:51 PM DustSnitch
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The Rebellious Princess is usually a teenager, typically brash (since it goes hand in hand with being rebellious). If she's not the hero, quite often she's the hero's love interest. This will sometimes invoke MarryForLove not only as another way for her to rebel, but to also get out of an ArrangedMarriage. She usually qualifies as a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Royal Who Actually Does Something]], and may qualify as a BadassPrincess, depending on how far she's willing to go to rebel. Sometimes the Rebellious Princess is the WhiteMagicianGirl, but not always: in video games she can also be an archer, [[LadyOfWar warrior]], or BlackMagicianGirl. Mage princesses are more likely to be found KickingAssInAllHerFinery. She may also be a PoliticallyActivePrincess depending on the nature of her "rebellion".

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The Rebellious Princess is usually a teenager, typically brash (since it goes hand in hand with being rebellious). If she's not the hero, quite often she's the hero's love interest. This will sometimes invoke MarryForLove not only as another way for her to rebel, but to also get out of an ArrangedMarriage. She usually qualifies as a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Royal Who Actually Does Something]], and may qualify as a BadassPrincess, depending on how far she's willing to go to rebel.Something]]. Sometimes the Rebellious Princess is the WhiteMagicianGirl, but not always: in video games she can also be an archer, [[LadyOfWar warrior]], or BlackMagicianGirl. Mage princesses are more likely to be found KickingAssInAllHerFinery. She may also be a PoliticallyActivePrincess depending on the nature of her "rebellion".



* [[spoiler:Asaga]] di Ryuvia of ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' is the crown princess of the planet Ryuvia, and she has run away from home to escape [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe an arranged marriage]] to [[BigBad Veniczar]] [[GalacticConqueror Arcadius]], the tyrannical leader of PACT. After Arcadius murders her father, she vows to return home and restore the kingdom to its former glory once the war with PACT is over. In the meantime, she’s more than happy to earn her BadassPrincess credentials as an [[AcePilot Ace]] [[AMechByAnyOtherName Ryder]] [[AcePilot Pilot]].

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* [[spoiler:Asaga]] di Ryuvia of ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' is the crown princess of the planet Ryuvia, and she has run away from home to escape [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe an arranged marriage]] to [[BigBad Veniczar]] [[GalacticConqueror Arcadius]], the tyrannical leader of PACT. After Arcadius murders her father, she vows to return home and restore the kingdom to its former glory once the war with PACT is over. In the meantime, she’s more than happy to earn her BadassPrincess PrettyPrincessPowerhouse credentials as an [[AcePilot Ace]] [[AMechByAnyOtherName Ryder]] [[AcePilot Pilot]].



* Princess Maya from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' crosses this and BadassPrincess. We first see her in GladiatorGames arranged by a two of the more sociopathic members of the RoguesGallery, having been captured from her home world. After she and the Rangers break free, she goes back and insists on bringing modern technology to her SpaceAmish people in order to protect them from interstellar threats, even if she has to openly revolt against her own father to do it.

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* Princess Maya from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' crosses this and BadassPrincess.PrettyPrincessPowerhouse. We first see her in GladiatorGames arranged by a two of the more sociopathic members of the RoguesGallery, having been captured from her home world. After she and the Rangers break free, she goes back and insists on bringing modern technology to her SpaceAmish people in order to protect them from interstellar threats, even if she has to openly revolt against her own father to do it.
31st Oct '17 7:10:37 PM Ramidel
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** Another rebellious prince, Sabin, appears in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', having given up the throne for his own freedom to train as a monk, after winning a coin toss between him and his brother Edgar to decide his own fate. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Edgar rigged the coin toss in his brother's favor--shouldering the burden ''neither'' brother really wanted to bear.]]
*** And ''defeat'' [[{{Pun}} trains]] as a monk, am I right?

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** Another rebellious prince, Sabin, appears in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', having given up the throne for his own freedom to train as a monk, monk (and [[{{Pun}} defeat trains]] as a monk), after winning a coin toss between him and his brother Edgar to decide his own fate. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Edgar rigged the coin toss in his brother's favor--shouldering the burden ''neither'' brother really wanted to bear.]]
*** And ''defeat'' [[{{Pun}} trains]] as a monk, am I right?
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26th Sep '17 5:34:31 AM TheNerevarine
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* [[{{Deconstruction]] Descontructed]] in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' where several female characters of noble birth rebel and try to break free from the constraints placed on them, only to regret it immensely:

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* [[{{Deconstruction]] [[{{Deconstruction}} Descontructed]] in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' where several female characters of noble birth rebel and try to break free from the constraints placed on them, only to regret it immensely:



** Arianne Martell believes her father intends to pass her over as ruler of Dorne and make her younger brother Quentyn her heir. As such, she hatches a scheme that ends up [[spoiler:getting her knight killed, her protege Myrcella badly injured and herself imprisoned]]. To make matters even worse, her rebellion turned out to be pointless since [[spoiler:her father never intended to ignore her birthright]].

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** Arianne Martell believes her father intends to pass her over as ruler of Dorne and make her younger brother Quentyn her his heir. As such, she hatches a scheme that ends up [[spoiler:getting her knight killed, her protege Myrcella badly injured and herself imprisoned]]. To make matters even worse, her rebellion turned out to be pointless since [[spoiler:her father never intended to ignore her birthright]].
25th Sep '17 4:43:29 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/WhenKnighthoodWasInFlower'': Princess Mary refuses her brother UsefulNotes/HenryVIII's orders to marry the king of France, instead engaging in a forbidden affair with a commoner.
13th Sep '17 1:32:44 AM TheNerevarine
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* Arya Stark from Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a {{deconstruction}} of this. In order to survive in [[CrapsackWorld Westeros]], she has to become an AntiHero.

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* Arya Stark from [[{{Deconstruction]] Descontructed]] in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' where several female characters of noble birth rebel and try to break free from the constraints placed on them, only to regret it immensely:
** [[TomboyPrincess Arya Stark]] doesn't want to be held down by Westerosi tradition and wants to be a warrior. She gets her wish but only after her father
is a {{deconstruction}} of this. In order to survive in [[CrapsackWorld Westeros]], killed, she has becomes a fugitive forced to become live in the street and consort with the wrong people.
** Despite being held hostage by the Lannister, Sansa attempts to foil their ploys but her plans falls through when she is forced to marry with Tyrion so his family can secure
an AntiHero.important political alliance and later is forced to [[spoiler:flee from King's Landing with Littlefinger to escape the blame for Joffrey's death]].
** Arianne Martell believes her father intends to pass her over as ruler of Dorne and make her younger brother Quentyn her heir. As such, she hatches a scheme that ends up [[spoiler:getting her knight killed, her protege Myrcella badly injured and herself imprisoned]]. To make matters even worse, her rebellion turned out to be pointless since [[spoiler:her father never intended to ignore her birthright]].
9th Sep '17 9:03:13 PM sgamer82
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* Being the top-ranked priestess and direct conduit to the Purato god, [=JuJu=] of ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'' is as close to a princess as you can get without being actual royalty. She opts to run away and seek out the heroes after a RunningGag involving a ClingyMacGuffin makes things too ridiculous to tolerate at home.

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* Being the top-ranked priestess and direct conduit to the Purato god, [=JuJu=] of ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'' ''Manga/MagicalCircleGuruGuru'' is as close to a princess as you can get without being actual royalty. She opts to run away and seek out the heroes after a RunningGag involving a ClingyMacGuffin makes things too ridiculous to tolerate at home.
27th Aug '17 1:19:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[Franchise/{{Atelier}} Atelier Annie]]'', along with the still-Japan-only ''Atelier Liese'' features this in [[spoiler: Liese Randel herself. It's a little different in that she actually loves her parents and they love her... however, her father is a financial idiot and has managed to get the entire kingdom into a multimillion-gold debt to a foreign bank, and if the kingdom can't pay it off, the bank will foreclose on the rights to rule the kingdom - by any means necessary. Thus Liese disguises herself and leaves home to make a fortune in a neighboring kingdom, setting ''Atelier Liese'''s action and plot into motion. She fits the other parts of the trope to a T, being a bit brash and overbearing and she did technically dodge an arranged marriage by doing this - an arrangement to the Prince of the kingdom she's now in. [[HilarityEnsues Ooops]]]].

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* ''[[Franchise/{{Atelier}} Atelier Annie]]'', ''VideoGame/AtelierAnnieAlchemistsOfSeraIsland'', along with the still-Japan-only ''Atelier Liese'' ''VideoGame/AtelierLieseTheAlchemistOfOrde'' features this in [[spoiler: Liese Randel herself. It's a little different in that she actually loves her parents and they love her... however, her father is a financial idiot and has managed to get the entire kingdom into a multimillion-gold debt to a foreign bank, and if the kingdom can't pay it off, the bank will foreclose on the rights to rule the kingdom - by any means necessary. Thus Liese disguises herself and leaves home to make a fortune in a neighboring kingdom, setting ''Atelier Liese'''s action and plot into motion. She fits the other parts of the trope to a T, being a bit brash and overbearing and she did technically dodge an arranged marriage by doing this - an arrangement to the Prince of the kingdom she's now in. [[HilarityEnsues Ooops]]]].
19th Jun '17 2:50:14 PM merotoker
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* Played with in ''LightNovel/{{Corsair}}'', where Aura is the princess of a pirate clan and already has the freedom most Rebellious Princesses want. She still rebels though, to the point where Canale knocks her out during a major attempt to rescue ''her'' because she refuses to place her safety above his own and go ahead without him. She also thinks she is TheHero's love interest, until Ayace callously tells her [[SubvertedTrope she can't marry Canale]] because they're [[BoysLove lovers]].

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* Played with in ''LightNovel/{{Corsair}}'', where Aura is the princess of a pirate clan and already has the freedom most Rebellious Princesses want. She still rebels though, to the point where Canale knocks her out during a major attempt to rescue ''her'' because she refuses to place her safety above his own and go ahead without him. She also thinks she is TheHero's love interest, until Ayace callously tells her [[SubvertedTrope she can't marry Canale]] because they're [[BoysLove [[YaoiGenre lovers]].



* Original ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' comics. After Steve Trevor crashed on Paradise Island, a contest was held to determine which Amazon would return him to the outside world. Princess Diana wanted to enter the contest but her mother Queen Hippolyta forbade her to do so. Diana entered the contest in disguise and bested all of the other contestants, winning the right to leave.
** Most retellings of Wonder Woman's origin maintain at least some tension between Diana and her mother when she first goes into Man's World (in the {{DCAU}}, she outright ''steals'' the Wonder Woman armor when Hippolyta takes a not-our-problem approach to the white martians' invasion). But it's outright deconstructed in Jill Thompson's ''The True Amazon'', where Diana is portrayed as an immensely spoiled {{Jerkass}} who [[spoiler:takes up the mantle of Wonder Woman as a penance for ''getting several other Amazons killed'' during the Contest]].

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* Original ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' comics. After Steve Trevor crashed on Paradise Island, a contest was held to determine which Amazon would return him to the outside world. Princess Diana wanted to enter the contest but her mother Queen Hippolyta forbade her to do so. Diana entered the contest in disguise and bested all of the other contestants, winning the right to leave.
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leave. Most retellings of Wonder Woman's origin maintain at least some tension between Diana and her mother when she first goes into Man's World (in the {{DCAU}}, Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, she outright ''steals'' the Wonder Woman armor when Hippolyta takes a not-our-problem approach to the white martians' invasion). But it's outright deconstructed in Jill Thompson's ''The True Amazon'', where Diana is portrayed as an immensely spoiled {{Jerkass}} who [[spoiler:takes up the mantle of Wonder Woman as a penance for ''getting several other Amazons killed'' during the Contest]].



** Late in development, when she was still written as the BigBad, Elsa was one of these. It, along with her [[AnIcePerson powers]], caused her to be [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer ostrasized]] growing up and in turn caused her to become tempermental. According to the CutSong "We Know Better", Elsa never acted like what was expected out of a PrincessClassic. She likes [[TrueBlueFemininity blue]] instead of [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]], is adventurous, is outspoken, and hates acting demure. All her anger and rebellious attitude eventually caused her to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil become evil due to everyone expecting her]] to fulfil TheProphecy. Subverted in the final product. Elsa spends under 30 minutes as princess before being ascended and is anything but rebellious.

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** Late in development, when she was still written as the BigBad, Elsa was one of these. It, along with her [[AnIcePerson powers]], caused her to be [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer ostrasized]] ostracized]] growing up and in turn caused her to become tempermental.temperamental. According to the CutSong "We Know Better", Elsa never acted like what was expected out of a PrincessClassic. She likes [[TrueBlueFemininity blue]] instead of [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]], is adventurous, is outspoken, and hates acting demure. All her anger and rebellious attitude eventually caused her to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil become evil due to everyone expecting her]] to fulfil TheProphecy. Subverted in the final product. Elsa spends under 30 minutes as princess before being ascended and is anything but rebellious.



* In Literature/DeadWest, Lady Arabell of Atholl. Technically, she is a duchess, but otherwise qualifies, and she was specifically chosen as a bride to the Porcelain Doctor because of this characteristic. Arabell proves herself when she flees from Scotland before her ArrangedMarriage (after her planned marriage to Niall has already been broken up by her parents) to Africa, where his previous groom is stationed. She does this alone, without any kind of help except her gifts, and makes Niall very confused but otherwise proud. Cedric certainly approves her spunkiness, viewing Arabell's ActionGirl tendencies as worthy of a [=MacArkill=], and most likely this is why the ShotgunWedding with Niall ends up as a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.

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* In Literature/DeadWest, ''Literature/DeadWest'', Lady Arabell of Atholl. Technically, she is a duchess, but otherwise qualifies, and she was specifically chosen as a bride to the Porcelain Doctor because of this characteristic. Arabell proves herself when she flees from Scotland before her ArrangedMarriage (after her planned marriage to Niall has already been broken up by her parents) to Africa, where his previous groom is stationed. She does this alone, without any kind of help except her gifts, and makes Niall very confused but otherwise proud. Cedric certainly approves her spunkiness, viewing Arabell's ActionGirl tendencies as worthy of a [=MacArkill=], and most likely this is why the ShotgunWedding with Niall ends up as a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' is somewhat unusual when it comes to this trope in that rebellious ''princes'' outnumber their female counterparts. Probably the most famous of these is Hector of Ostia from the seventh game; he's technically a minor noble compared to others [[spoiler: (until he becomes the leader of Ostia by the end of ''Blazing Sword'', and later of the whole Lycia alongside Eliwood)]], but otherwise hits every note of this trope.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is somewhat unusual when it comes to this trope in that rebellious ''princes'' outnumber their female counterparts. Probably the most famous of these is Hector of Ostia from the seventh game; he's technically a minor noble compared to others [[spoiler: (until he becomes the leader of Ostia by the end of ''Blazing Sword'', and later of the whole Lycia alongside Eliwood)]], but otherwise hits every note of this trope.



* Princess Voluptua in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has issues with her father the Emperoror, not the least of them being that he tried to [[ArrangedMarriage marry her off]] to a [[StarfishAliens walking jellyfish.]]

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* Princess Voluptua in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has issues with her father the Emperoror, Emperor, not the least of them being that he tried to [[ArrangedMarriage marry her off]] to a [[StarfishAliens walking jellyfish.]]



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philomena Saint Philomena]]. According to her myth, she was a Greek princess who spurned the affections of ''TheEmperor'' (in this case, Diocletian) because she wanted [[CelibateHero to keep her virginity vows]] and hated the idea of [[WifeHusbandry becoming a child bride]] just to sign the peace between Rome and her kingdom. It went FromBadToWorse, needless to say. [[note]]Since the whole myth is chock-full of historical inaccouracies (i.e. Diocletian was a married man and not a widow as the myth says and his wife outlived him, marrying a non-Roman woman was out of the question for him, ''there were no Greek small kingdoms by the time Philomena's story was supposed to take place'', etc.), it's highly likely that it was a fake story inspired by the tombstone in Philomena's grave: there WAS a martyr girl named Philomena, yeah, but it's almost impossible for her to have been a Rebellious Princess who told Diocletian to go fuck himself.[[/note]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philomena Saint Philomena]]. According to her myth, she was a Greek princess who spurned the affections of ''TheEmperor'' (in this case, Diocletian) because she wanted [[CelibateHero to keep her virginity vows]] and hated the idea of [[WifeHusbandry becoming a child bride]] just to sign the peace between Rome and her kingdom. It went FromBadToWorse, needless to say. [[note]]Since the whole myth is chock-full of historical inaccouracies inaccuracies (i.e. Diocletian was a married man and not a widow as the myth says and his wife outlived him, marrying a non-Roman woman was out of the question for him, ''there were no Greek small kingdoms by the time Philomena's story was supposed to take place'', etc.), it's highly likely that it was a fake story inspired by the tombstone in Philomena's grave: there WAS a martyr girl named Philomena, yeah, but it's almost impossible for her to have been a Rebellious Princess who told Diocletian to go fuck himself.[[/note]]
14th Jun '17 11:37:50 PM lalaTKG
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* From the Creator/HoneyWorks music video for "[[https://youtu.be/gR1kgZuBviw Pride Kakumei]]", we have [[spoiler:the ponytail boy]], though this is more of a case of a noble than a princess. She spent her days learning how to fight and use a sword, and seemed to run away from home in order to do it. Eventually her family caught up to her, but she was able to go back to training at the dojo.

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* From the Creator/HoneyWorks Music/HoneyWorks music video for "[[https://youtu.be/gR1kgZuBviw Pride Kakumei]]", we have [[spoiler:the ponytail boy]], though this is more of a case of a noble than a princess. She spent her days learning how to fight and use a sword, and seemed to run away from home in order to do it. Eventually her family caught up to her, but she was able to go back to training at the dojo.
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