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9th Dec '16 2:32:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse ''The ComicBook/XWingSeries'' has [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:X-wing_26.jpg Plourr Illo]]. She's an extraordinarily BoisterousBruiser.

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* ''StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''The ComicBook/XWingSeries'' has [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:X-wing_26.jpg Plourr Illo]]. She's an extraordinarily BoisterousBruiser.
9th Dec '16 2:31:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Manga/MurderPrincess''. Alita is a typical girly princess, but since she has [[FreakyFridayFlip switched bodies]] with the {{Badass}} {{Tomboy}} [[BountyHunter Farlith]], "Princess Alita" has become a BadassPrincess who slays monsters.

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* Subverted in ''Manga/MurderPrincess''. Alita is a typical girly princess, but since she has [[FreakyFridayFlip switched bodies]] with the {{Badass}} {{Tomboy}} [[BountyHunter Farlith]], "Princess Alita" has become a BadassPrincess who slays monsters.
25th Nov '16 9:07:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheRoyalDiaries'' has a couple. ''Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess'' would rather climb trees than dance while in ''Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles'' Archduchess Antonia's favorite activity is horse riding astride through the mud.
* ''BridgeToTerabithia'' has Leslie who's the only girl wearing cut-offs and a t-shirt, wants to run with the boys and finds a space outside that can be the land of Terabithia. She will be its queen and her friend will be its king. She's an imaginary tomboy queen, but still.

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* ''TheRoyalDiaries'' ''Literature/TheRoyalDiaries'' has a couple. ''Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess'' would rather climb trees than dance while in ''Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles'' Archduchess Antonia's favorite activity is horse riding astride through the mud.
* ''BridgeToTerabithia'' ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'' has Leslie who's the only girl wearing cut-offs and a t-shirt, wants to run with the boys and finds a space outside that can be the land of Terabithia. She will be its queen and her friend will be its king. She's an imaginary tomboy queen, but still.
11th Nov '16 3:03:54 PM Berrenta
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There are many reasons for this trope. A ''very'' [[UnfortunateImplications 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 unfortunate one]] is that {{Tomboy}}s are depicted as "better" than {{Girly Girl}}s. This might be because MostWritersAreMale, or because GirlsNeedRoleModels, there's a need for role models, 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]].
17th Oct '16 4:47:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':

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** Princesses [[ActionGirl Ayra]] of Isaac, [[LadyOfWar Lachesis]] of Nodion and [[BlackMagicianGirl Tiltyu]] of Freege from ''[[FireEmblemJugdral Seisen no Keifu]]'' play this straight as well. Also Bridget of Jungby, but that's because she also spent her childhood as a PirateGirl. Ayra's daughter [[CuteBruiser Lakche]] and [[DragonRider Altenna]] from Thracia are this too.

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** Princesses [[ActionGirl Ayra]] of Isaac, [[LadyOfWar Lachesis]] of Nodion and [[BlackMagicianGirl Tiltyu]] of Freege from ''[[FireEmblemJugdral ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Seisen no Keifu]]'' play this straight as well. Also Bridget of Jungby, but that's because she also spent her childhood as a PirateGirl. Ayra's daughter [[CuteBruiser Lakche]] and [[DragonRider Altenna]] from Thracia are this too.
17th Oct '16 2:24:31 AM Xtifr
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* In Creator/WalterJonWilliams' ''Literature/DrakeMaijstral'' series, Roberta, the Duchess of Benn, is a top-ranked amateur racer, and can hold her own in a fight. She's also the owner of the famous Eltdown Shard, and a fan of Drake--despite the fact that she's fairly sure he plans to steal the Shard.
18th Sep '16 12:33:55 AM annette12
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** Princess Merida from the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' turns out to be a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the trope. Merida's frustration at society's expectations of her is treated sympathetically, as her distress doesn't come out of nowhere and you can understand her fear of being seen as just a pawn in her family's plans through the prospect ArrangedMarriage. However, the negative consequences of her headstrong and selfish backlash are what set the plot in motion, [[TheAtoner forcing her to]] [[BreakTheHaughty atone for her actions]] and [[TakeAThirdOption find a compromise between her desires and her responsibilities]]. [[spoiler: Actually admitting that she was too proud for her sake is the catalyst for the spell breaking]].

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** Princess Merida from the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' turns out to be a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''. This is the root of the trope. Merida's frustration at society's expectations of conflict with her is treated sympathetically, as mother; she hates the courtly education Elinor gives her distress and doesn't come out of nowhere and you can understand her fear of being seen as want to marry. She just a pawn in her family's plans through the prospect ArrangedMarriage. However, the negative consequences of her headstrong wants to ride horses and selfish backlash are what set the plot in motion, [[TheAtoner forcing her to]] [[BreakTheHaughty atone for her actions]] and [[TakeAThirdOption find a compromise between her desires and her responsibilities]]. [[spoiler: Actually admitting that she was too proud for her sake is the catalyst for the spell breaking]].practice archery.
17th Sep '16 2:49:37 PM rafi
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** ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': Princess Eilowny.

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** ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': Princess Eilowny. Although heavily watered down from her original characterization, which fits this more.
** Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. Very feisty, active and adventurous, and can hold her own against a shark—the start of a Renaissance-era tradition involving the ''Disney Princesses''.
*** Her daughter Melody in the sequel even moreso.



** Her [[RebelliousPrincess rebellious]], [[GenkiGirl boisterous]] young daughter Kiara even more so, especially as Nala matures and becomes more regal.

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** *** Her [[RebelliousPrincess rebellious]], [[GenkiGirl boisterous]] young daughter Kiara even more so, especially as Nala matures and becomes more regal.regal.
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' has the titular character, who is athletic, scales mountains, climbs trees, jumps off cliffs, and steers her canoe into turbulent waters. After Merida, she's probably one of the most tomboyish Princesses.
** The eponymous character of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' is not a princess, but she is part of the official [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess Disney Princess lineup]].



%%** Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', and her daughter Melody in the sequel even mores o.
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' has the titular character, who is athletic, scales mountains, climbs trees, jumps off cliffs, and steers her canoe into turbulent waters. After Merida, she's probably one of the most tomboyish Princesses.



** The eponymous character of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' is not a princess, but she is part of the official [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess Disney Princess lineup]].



* Anime/PrincessMononoke definitely counts. Also counts as BadassPrincess.



* The ''StarWars'' series. Princess Leia Organa, of course, volunteers for commando 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.

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* The ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' series. Princess Leia Organa, of course, volunteers for commando 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.
17th Sep '16 2:37:47 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', and her daughter Melody in the sequel even moreso.

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** %%** Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', and her daughter Melody in the sequel even moreso.mores o.



** Princess Merida from the {{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' turns out to be a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the trope. Merida's frustration at society's expectations of her is treated sympathetically, as her distress doesn't come out of nowhere and you can understand her fear of being seen as just a pawn in her family's plans through the prospect ArrangedMarriage. However, as said above, the negative consequences of her headstrong and selfish backlash are what set the plot in motion, [[TheAtoner forcing her to]] [[BreakTheHaughty atone for her actions]] and [[TakeAThirdOption find a compromise between her desires and her responsibilities]]. [[spoiler: Actually admitting that she was too proud for her sake is the catalyst for the spell breaking]]

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** Princess Merida from the {{Pixar}} Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' turns out to be a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the trope. Merida's frustration at society's expectations of her is treated sympathetically, as her distress doesn't come out of nowhere and you can understand her fear of being seen as just a pawn in her family's plans through the prospect ArrangedMarriage. However, as said above, the negative consequences of her headstrong and selfish backlash are what set the plot in motion, [[TheAtoner forcing her to]] [[BreakTheHaughty atone for her actions]] and [[TakeAThirdOption find a compromise between her desires and her responsibilities]]. [[spoiler: Actually admitting that she was too proud for her sake is the catalyst for the spell breaking]] breaking]].
17th Sep '16 8:17:05 AM DeathsApprentice
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** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' has the titular character, who is athletic, scales mountains, climbs trees, jumps off cliffs, and steers her canoe into turbulent waters. After Merida, she's probably one of the most tomboyish Princesses.
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