Characters: Disney Princess Honorary Princesses
open/close all folders
The daughter of the chief of the Powhatan tribe in Virginia, she's an adventurous and curious woman who is immediately intrigued by the white colonists, led by Governor Ratcliffe, who newly arrive in the New World—unlike the rest of her tribe, who fears them. She meets John Smith, one of the settlers who has made a life of adventuring and killing "savages", whom she teaches to accept people that are different than he. They eventually fall in love, but are torn apart by the distrust and violence their two people have for each other. She later becomes an emissary for her people and travels to England, where she falls in love with John Rolfe.
Voiced by: Irene Bedard (speaking), Judy Kuhn (singing)
- Badass Pacifist: She never picks up a weapon or gets into a fight, but accomplishes a great deal without it.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Her long, silky hair is never so much as mussed in the couple of scrapes she finds herself in, and she always looks majestic and noble.
- Blithe Spirit: To John Smith, whom she shows to treat nature with respect and learn to see the joy and beauty of the surroundings, which eventually she teaches all of the settlers and her tribe.
- The Chief's Daughter: Follows most of the patterns, including her hand being offered in marriage to an important tribe member and her forgoing his affection for the white John Smith's, and eventually being found out for it. However, she's a bit of a variation in that she, instead of John, is the central protagonist.
- Dating What Daddy Hates: Her father would vastly prefer Kocuom, the skilled warrior, while she prefers John Smith, foreigner and "savage killer".
- Does Not Like Shoes: Especially symbolic of her closeness to nature.
- Dramatic Wind: With her army of leaves at the ready.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: She was the only one who could prevent the plot from going into a bloody massacre.
- Friend to All Living Things: She's shown communing with several different types of animals, but her animal sidekicks are Flit the hummingbird, and Meeko the raccoon. Later Percy the pug is added.
- Indian Maiden
- Ink-Suit Actor: Of Irene Bedard.
- "I Want" Song: "Just Around The Riverbend".
- Missing Mom: DVD commentary states that the wind that travels around her is meant to be the spirit of her deceased mother.
- Noble Savage: The second half of the movie is mostly teaching John Smith about how to be one with nature and appreciate the beauty of it.
- Official Couple: With John Smith. The first movie and most merchandise and other Disney media portray her with John Smith, even though the sequel hooks her up with John Rolfe, her historical husband, whom she is never seen with in merchandising or in other media.
- Outdoorsy Gal: She's very In Harmony with Nature.
- Pimped-Out Dress: In the sequel, and as part of some Disney Princess merchandise.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With John Smith.
- Strong Family Resemblance: According to her father, she takes after her mother.
- The Power of Love: Utilizes it to stop a genocidal war.
- Tempting Fate: "Should I choose the smoothest course?" She should not.
- Took a Level in Badass: Under the guidance of Grandmother Willow, she goes from whining about her problems and sitting around, to taking action and defying her well-intentioned but very authorative father.
- Tragic Keepsake: Her deceased mother's necklace. Even more so after Kocoum destroys it while falling to his death.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: The only person in the entire movie, besides Grandmother Willow, to understand that war is not a plausible option, as it will leave both sides devastated and farther away from a peaceful resolve. Her father comes close to saying this trope word for word describing her. "My daughter speaks with wisdom beyond her years."
- Unexpected Successor: It's implied that she is taking Kocoum's place as her father's successor, especially in the closing scene.
- Younger than She Looks: Many fans indicate her age as 25 years old, enabling her romance with Smith (close to his thirties in this adaptation) furthermore. In actuality, the fact that she was still unmarried makes her 18 years old at best. Ironically, the real life figure she was based on was 11-12 years old at the time this story (allegedly) took place.
A flighty girl who is the daughter of a retired soldier, and the black sheep of her ancestors. When her father is enlisted for an oncoming war, she secretly takes his place in the field of battle under the command of young general Li Shang as they train in preparations against the Huns and warlord Shan Yu.
Voiced by: Ming-Na (speaking), Lea Salonga (singing)