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.
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.
- Badass Damsel
The damsel in distress who isn't, especially if she's also a Badass Princess.
- Costume Porn
Beautiful and detailed costuming, as befitting someone of her station.
- Damsel in Distress
Princesses are often these.
- Ermine Cape Effect
Royalty and nobility wearing fancy clothes all the time.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles
Sparkles are pretty.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry
Jewelry is glamorous.
- Fairytale Wedding Dress
A princess best get married in one.
- Friend to All Living Things
Animals flock around a character, who can often speak to them.
- Girl in the Tower
Captured princesses tend to get put in towers.
- 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.
- Make Way for the Princess
The Alpha Bitch gets the royal treatment.
- Ojou Ringlets
Curled hairs at the front of the head, signifying a lady's high social class.
- Pimped-Out Dress
Dress with loads of 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
The crowns, capes, thrones, and other things to signify royalty.
- 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, likely 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.