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12th Jul '16 4:35:39 PM Willbyr
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* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade]]'': [[CatGirl Elina]] has been called unladylike more than once, due to [[OneOfTheBoys her raucous behavior and candour.]] Plus, she's very athletic and is the only one of the Vance sisters who's had training in unarmed combat, and she's [[SheFu not afraid]] [[MurderousThighs to use it.]]
* ''[[Manga/{{Kurokami}} Kurokami]]'': Kuro, herself. So much so, that she initially comes across as a NubileSavage, both in appearance and because of [[CuteBruiser the way she fights.]] Though a lot of it has to do with having had [[CountryMouse no exposure to the outside world]], 'til [[CallToAdventure circumstances]] forced her to leave her home.

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* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade]]'': ''Anime/QueensBlade'': [[CatGirl Elina]] has been called unladylike more than once, due to [[OneOfTheBoys her raucous behavior and candour.]] Plus, she's very athletic and is the only one of the Vance sisters who's had training in unarmed combat, and she's [[SheFu not afraid]] [[MurderousThighs to use it.]]
* ''[[Manga/{{Kurokami}} Kurokami]]'': ''Manga/BlackGod'': Kuro, herself. So much so, that she initially comes across as a NubileSavage, both in appearance and because of [[CuteBruiser the way she fights.]] Though a lot of it has to do with having had [[CountryMouse no exposure to the outside world]], 'til [[CallToAdventure circumstances]] forced her to leave her home.
6th Jul '16 5:21:04 PM sparkles38
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, Fiona was this before she turned into an ogre.

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* In the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, Fiona was this before she turned into an ogre.
6th Jul '16 5:20:13 PM sparkles38
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Shrek'' movie, Fiona was this before she turned into an ogre.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Shrek'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, Fiona was this before she turned into an ogre.
6th Jul '16 5:19:05 PM sparkles38
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Shrek'' movie, Fiona was this before she turned into an ogre.
14th Jun '16 8:13:04 AM erforce
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* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series. Daisy, pictured at the top of the page, is described as a tomboy within the series. So much, in fact, that her only ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' trophy is part of the ''VideoGame/MarioStrikers Charged'' series (which also includes Mario and a [[DonkeyKongCountry Kritter]], who have trophies of their normal versions). She ''does'' have a sticker depicting her usual attire, but it is shared with Peach, so it is not a solo sticker.

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* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series. Daisy, pictured at the top of the page, is described as a tomboy within the series. So much, in fact, that her only ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' trophy is part of the ''VideoGame/MarioStrikers Charged'' series (which also includes Mario and a [[DonkeyKongCountry [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Kritter]], who have trophies of their normal versions). She ''does'' have a sticker depicting her usual attire, but it is shared with Peach, so it is not a solo sticker.
20th Apr '16 5:42:42 AM aye_amber
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* In ''TheSwanPrincess'', Odette is one as a little girl. When she's introduced to Prince Derek, she instantly puts up her fists; later she's seen fighting him with a wooden sword. She becomes more of a girly girl, but stays badass as well.

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* In ''TheSwanPrincess'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', Odette is one as a little girl. When she's introduced to Prince Derek, she instantly puts up her fists; later she's seen fighting him with a wooden sword. She becomes more of a girly girl, but stays badass as well.
18th Apr '16 2:35:07 PM ChuymaruZ
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Princess Ember from the episode ''Guantlet Of Fire'', daughter of the Dragon Lord Torch, an {{action girl}} who take part in the gauntlet of fire to prove to her father and the other dragons that she is not a weak little princess [[spoiler: and become the new Dragon Lord Ember]].
21st Feb '16 7:13:29 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* The ''StarWars'' series. Princess Leia Organa, of course, volunteers for commando missions.

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* The ''StarWars'' series. Princess Leia Organa, of course, volunteers for commando missions. missions, eventually being promoted to the rank of General of the Army of the Galactic Republic, and also of the Rebellion that helped restore it and works alongside it against the First Order.
15th Feb '16 10:25:37 PM Eievie
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There are many reasons for this trope. A [[UnfortunateImplications VERY unfortunate one]] is that {{Tomboy}}s are depicted as "better" than {{Girly Girl}}s. This might be because MostWritersAreMale, or because GirlsNeedRoleModels, or because RealWomenDontWearDresses, but either way it seems to be a way of saying "see, our Princess is a role model for modern girls, she's NOT girly like the stupid and shallow princesses from the past, she's BETTER". Expect there to be several girly traditional Princesses for [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl contrast]]. Occasionally both the Tomboy and the Girly Princess might learn to appreciate each other in spite of their differences. In these types of uses the Tomboy Princess is used to tell AnAesop about gender roles. [[TropesAreNotBad This isn't necessarily a bad thing]], as long as it doesn't [[WriterOnBoard overwhelm the character and story]].

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There are many reasons for this trope. A ''very'' [[UnfortunateImplications VERY unfortunate one]] is that {{Tomboy}}s are depicted as "better" than {{Girly Girl}}s. This might be because MostWritersAreMale, or because GirlsNeedRoleModels, or because RealWomenDontWearDresses, but either way it seems to be a way of saying "see, saying, "See, our Princess is a role model for modern girls, she's NOT girls! She's ''not'' girly like the stupid and shallow princesses from the past, she's BETTER". ''better''!" Expect there to be several girly traditional Princesses for [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl contrast]]. Occasionally both the Tomboy and the Girly Princess might learn to appreciate each other in spite of their differences. In these types of uses the Tomboy Princess is used to tell AnAesop about gender roles. [[TropesAreNotBad This isn't necessarily a bad thing]], as long as it doesn't [[WriterOnBoard overwhelm the character and story]].






"I'm not exactly little miss wallflower, Wes, but I'll make you a deal. I won't beat on any of the resident scum unless they hit me first—or they pick on my friends—or I ''feel'' like it!"

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"I'm not exactly little miss wallflower, Wes, but I'll make you a deal. I won't beat on any of the resident scum unless they hit me first—or first--or they pick on my friends—or friends--or I ''feel'' like it!"



** The ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' Trilogy, Mickle/Augusta. Granted, she wasn't a princess for a very long time and just didn't want to get used to the idea...

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** The ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' Trilogy, Mickle/Augusta. Granted, she wasn't a princess for a very long time and just didn't want to get used to the idea...idea…



* Cimorene from the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'', who tries to learn such unfeminine and un-princesslike things as magic and fencing. When her parents still try to force her into a proper marriage, she runs away to go live with a dragon... where, ironically, her duties consist largely of [[FeminineWomenCanCook cooking]] and [[StayInTheKitchen cleaning.]] OTOH, it does promote her to the status of RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.

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* Cimorene from the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'', who tries to learn such unfeminine and un-princesslike things as magic and fencing. When her parents still try to force her into a proper marriage, she runs away to go live with a dragon... dragon… where, ironically, her duties consist largely of [[FeminineWomenCanCook cooking]] and [[StayInTheKitchen cleaning.]] OTOH, it does promote her to the status of RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.




* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, Artemis and Athena(are ''you'' going to say a goddess is not a princess) both have a bit of Tomboy in them but Artemis is the goddess of the wilderness and Athena is the goddess of civilization.

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\n* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, Artemis and Athena(are Athena (are ''you'' going to say a goddess is not a princess) both have a bit of Tomboy in them but Artemis is the goddess of the wilderness and Athena is the goddess of civilization.



* Marle of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''; a princess, sheltered by an over-protective father and encouraged to be a ProperLady... who runs away from home to have fun, wields a bow (and later, magic) and breaks pretty much every rule of lady-like etiquette generally. Her tomboyish actions even make her the talk of the Millennial Fair.

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* Marle of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''; a princess, sheltered by an over-protective father and encouraged to be a ProperLady... ProperLady… who runs away from home to have fun, wields a bow (and later, magic) and breaks pretty much every rule of lady-like etiquette generally. Her tomboyish actions even make her the talk of the Millennial Fair.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina,_Queen_of_Sweden Christina]], [[NotableSwedishMonarchs Queen of Sweden]], who [[YouGoGirl took up traditionally-masculine hobbies and interests (like fencing, shooting and alchemy)]], [[WholesomeCrossdresser dressed]] and [[OneOfTheBoys behaved like one of the guys]] - and associated with them in a manner considered inappropriate for her time, and, of course, [[BiTheWay was suspected to have both male and female love interests]], but [[CelibateHero never married]]. Invoked by her father, Gustavus Adolphus, who ordered that his sole heir be [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender raised as a prince]], and possibly complicated by the allegations of AmbiguousGender raised at her birth.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina,_Queen_of_Sweden Christina]], [[NotableSwedishMonarchs Queen of Sweden]], who [[YouGoGirl took up traditionally-masculine hobbies and interests (like fencing, shooting and alchemy)]], [[WholesomeCrossdresser dressed]] and [[OneOfTheBoys behaved like one of the guys]] - -- and associated with them in a manner considered inappropriate for her time, and, of course, [[BiTheWay was suspected to have both male and female love interests]], but [[CelibateHero never married]]. Invoked by her father, Gustavus Adolphus, who ordered that his sole heir be [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender raised as a prince]], and possibly complicated by the allegations of AmbiguousGender raised at her birth.
3rd Feb '16 12:20:33 AM Koveras
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* ''TabletopGame/LaceAndSteel''. Linette Vulpiniere, the example character used to illustrate the rules throughout the book, is of genteel birth but rejects the in-universe notions of the proper lady behavior and instead goes for mostly combat-oriented skills.
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