The fairest tropes of all.
Once Upon a Time
, in The Kingdom of Indexes
, the King
had a beautiful daughter, whom they named Princess Tropes
Okay, not quite, but this index is about the various kinds of princesses, and tropes associated with them.
Heck, some tropes have "princess" in the name, even when they don't have anything to do with a princess (such as Mafia Princess
and Make Way for the Princess
), just because the word adds something to the names.
Types of Princesses, or characters who are often Princesses
Tropes related to Princesses
- And Now You Must Marry Me
Especially if it means her captor will become part of the royal family.
- Costume Porn
Beautiful and detailed costuming, as befitting someone of her station.
- Cool Crown
Usually a princess will wear a dainty tiara.
- Damsel in Distress
Princesses are often these.
- Damsel out of Distress
The damsel in distress who isn't, especially if she's also a Badass Princess.
- Dragons Prefer Princesses:
Dragons like to kidnap princesses.
- Ermine Cape Effect
A princess wearing her fancy clothes all the time.
- Everything's Better With Sparkles
Sparkles make princesses even more pretty.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry
Jewelry often adorns princesses.
- Fairytale Wedding Dress
A princess best get married in one.
- Friend to All Living Things
Animals flock around a princess, who can often speak to them.
- Girl in the Tower
Captured princesses tend to get put in towers.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple
It symbolizes both a princess's femininity and royalty.
- Hypnotize the Princess
Princesses are sometimes hypnotized when they are kidnapped.
- Magical Girl Queenliness Test
A Magical Girl princess must prove she can also be a queen.
- Ojou Ringlets
Curled hairs at the front of the head, signifying a lady's high social class.
- Pimped-Out Dress
Princesses are put in dresses with fancy trimmings.
- Princess for a Day
When a woman dresses up as an upper-class person.
- Princess Phase
The time in a young girl's life when she idolizes all things related to princesses.
- Princesses Prefer Pink
Princesses often wear pink in fiction, since Pink Means Feminine.
- Princesses Rule
Princesses often are absolute rulers, rather than heirs, in fiction.
- Rags to Royalty
A peasant ends up royalty, by either birth or granting.
- Requisite Royal Regalia
Crowns and ermine capes, although usually more delicate and dainty than regalia on other characters.
- Royal Blood
Power inherent in royal birth.
- Royal School
Where you learn how to be a princess.
- Rule of Glamorous
Anything that makes a princess more beautiful is acceptable.
- Save the Princess
A character kidnapped in a video game will likely be a princess.
- Standard Hero Reward
Marriage to a princess is part of this.
- Suddenly Suitable Suitor
A character can now marry someone thought to be below that character's station before.
- True Blue Femininity
Princesses often wear blue, even now.