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28th Mar '17 11:08:26 AM alnair20aug93
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* Pocahontas was the daughter of Algonquin Chief Powhattan [[note]] though technically not a princess since their inheritance laws worked differently[[/note]], but stories of her romance with John Smith are greatly exaggerated. She was a ''preteen'' at the time, though [[ValuesDissonance it was not quite the strict disqualification at the time it would be today]]. The real John Smith wasn't exactly what you'd call a blonde Adonis. He was said to be a short, pudgy ginger. She ''did'' wind up with another English guy, John Rolfe. King James I took her 'royalty' so seriously he considered punishing Rolfe for his presumption in marrying a 'princess'.

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* Pocahontas UsefulNotes/{{Pocahontas}} was the daughter of Algonquin Chief Powhattan [[note]] though technically not a princess since their inheritance laws worked differently[[/note]], but stories of her romance with John Smith are greatly exaggerated. She was a ''preteen'' at the time, though [[ValuesDissonance it was not quite the strict disqualification at the time it would be today]]. The real John Smith wasn't exactly what you'd call a blonde Adonis. He was said to be a short, pudgy ginger. She ''did'' wind up with another English guy, John Rolfe. King James I took her 'royalty' so seriously he considered punishing Rolfe for his presumption in marrying a 'princess'.
19th Mar '17 3:32:52 PM Random888
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->''"The movie is more generous in showing what the visitors found here. Columbus encounters friendly Indians, of which one--the chief's daughter--is positioned, bare-breasted, in the center of every composition. (I believe the chief's daughter is chosen by cup size.)"''

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->''"The movie is more generous in showing what the visitors found here. Columbus encounters friendly Indians, of which one--the chief's daughter--is positioned, bare-breasted, [[NationalGeographicNudity bare-breasted]], in the center of every composition. (I believe the chief's daughter is chosen by cup size.)"''
9th Mar '17 4:23:05 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/WhiteShadowsInTheSouthSeas'': Dr. Matthew Lloyd has washed up on a south Pacific island after a shipwreck. He is initially denied the charms of Fayaway because she is "tapu" (taboo) as the "virgin daughter" of the temple. After he saves the life of the chief's son, said chief lifts the tapu and gives him Fayaway.
5th Mar '17 11:30:18 AM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics Western hero the Ringo Kid was the son a white lawyer/rancher and a Comanche princess (never mind that the Comanche don't have princesses).

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics Western hero the Ringo Kid was the son a white lawyer/rancher and a Comanche princess (never mind that the Comanche don't have princesses).
6th Feb '17 8:54:27 AM Idek618
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* Kida from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' played completely straight. While she is quite spirited, she doesn't do terribly much until she is merged with the crystal that powers Atlantis. She of course gets together with the first white boy she sees, Milo. We're told she's a deadly warrior known for her dispassionate kills of trespassers, but none of that comes across on-screen.

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* Kida from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' played this completely straight. While she is quite spirited, she doesn't do terribly much until she is merged with the crystal that powers Atlantis. She of course gets together with the first white boy she sees, Milo. We're told she's a deadly warrior known for her dispassionate kills of trespassers, but none of that comes across on-screen.
6th Feb '17 8:52:51 AM Idek618
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Many a story will have the Chief offer the hero his daughter's hand in marriage, but this is often unnecessary. Just like [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow Asian women in fiction]], she'll be irresistably drawn to the (usually white) hero, to the point that other suitors within her tribe might as well not even bother. Sometime's this trope can be played for laughs by having the girl be ForbiddenFruit to the hero, so when it's found out that he's been getting a little too friendly with her, the rest of her tribe ('''[[UnstoppableRage especially]]''' [[OverprotectiveDad Daddy]]) will be less than pleased and [[ChasedByAngryNatives go for the spears]].

Sadly, there's only a 50/50 chance that she'll be anything but a DamselInDistress. At best, she'll be able to [[ActionGirl kick some ass]] with a [[BladeOnAStick spear]] or bow and arrow. At worst, she'll be a mere bargaining chip and/or SatelliteLoveInterest. This trope is less commonly played straight in these days of cultural sensitivity, but may still pop up in some historical works.

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Many a story will have the Chief offer the hero his daughter's hand in marriage, but this is often unnecessary. Just like [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow Asian women in fiction]], she'll be irresistably drawn to the (usually white) hero, to the point that other suitors within her tribe might as well not even bother. Sometime's Sometimes this trope can be played for laughs by having the girl be ForbiddenFruit to the hero, so when it's found out that he's been getting a little too friendly with her, the rest of her tribe ('''[[UnstoppableRage especially]]''' [[OverprotectiveDad Daddy]]) will be less than pleased and [[ChasedByAngryNatives go for the spears]].

Sadly, there's only a 50/50 chance that she'll be anything but a DamselInDistress. At best, she'll be able to [[ActionGirl kick some ass]] with a [[BladeOnAStick spear]] or bow and arrow. At worst, she'll be a mere bargaining chip and/or SatelliteLoveInterest. This trope is less commonly played straight in these days of better cultural sensitivity, but may still pop up in some historical works.
9th Jan '17 8:47:42 AM johnnye
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] with Val in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the sister-in-law to Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-The-Wall. Members of Stannis Baratheon's court regard her as a "wildling princess," despite the fact the the Free Folk have no concept of RoyalBlood, and Val's relation to Mance doesn't affect her own status at all. Attempts to convince the southern nobles that an ArrangedMarriage is incompatible with the wildlings AsskickingEqualsAuthority approach end in failure.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] with Val in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the sister-in-law to Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-The-Wall. Members of Stannis Baratheon's court regard her as a "wildling princess," despite the fact the the Free Folk have no concept of RoyalBlood, and Val's relation to Mance doesn't affect her own status at all. Attempts to convince the southern nobles that an ArrangedMarriage is incompatible with the wildlings AsskickingEqualsAuthority approach end in failure. The trope is also {{exploited}} -- if some nobles want to believe that her hand is a valuable prize, Stannis is perfectly happy to let them compete for it.
31st Dec '16 5:08:17 PM jamespolk
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* Various interpretations of ''Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty'' frequently has Fletcher Christian fall in love with her. TruthInTelevision, however, as he did take a native wife as did many of the other men.

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* Various interpretations of ''Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty'' ''[[Literature/TheBountyTrilogy Mutiny on the Bounty]]'' frequently has Fletcher Christian fall in love with her. TruthInTelevision, however, as he did take a native wife as did many of the other men.
16th Dec '16 6:12:56 AM Santoand
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* [[spoiler: Blake]] from RWBY, the daughter of the chieftain of [[spoiler:Menagerie]]. However, it's a much more civilized society than most uses of this trope. Instead of violent attacks, [[spoiler:Sun is subject to intimidation but is still allowed to say.]] But her father is still ''very'' vocal about how he feels about the friendship.

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* [[spoiler: Blake]] from RWBY, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', the daughter of the chieftain of [[spoiler:Menagerie]]. However, it's a much more civilized society than most uses of this trope. Instead of violent attacks, [[spoiler:Sun is subject to intimidation but is still allowed to say.]] But her father is still ''very'' vocal about how he feels about the friendship.
5th Dec '16 7:10:15 AM haxxr
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