Webcomic / The Princess
by Christine Smith is a Slice of Life
webcomic about an elementary schooler named Sarah and the people around her. Sarah is an archetypal girly-girly who loves everything pink and anything involving princesses. What sets Sarah apart from the rest of her schoolmates is she's transgender
. Unlike most webcomics about transgender people it's very fluffy, yet it still manages to show Sara's trials and tribulations.
The Princess contains examples of:
- Actual Pacifist: Sarah deals with regular attacks by bullies with completely pacifistic means. Possibly others, but we don't see the most likely candidates in conflicts where violence is likely.
- Art Evolution: Noticeably. One of the most recognizable leaps was early on it switched from monochrome to full-color.
- Battle Cry: "Cry! HAVOK!"
- Bi the Way:
- Sarah is seemingly prone to crushes on anyone who is particularly noble to her, regardless of their gender.
- Irma has also been seen crushing on boys in the past and is currently dating a girl.
- Cast Full of Gay: Loads and loads of transgender characters of various sorts.
- Daddy's Girl: Sarah's father is supportive of her femininity. Her mother not so much, though she slowly gets better.
- Dreadlock Rasta: Marley, possibly also Rastafarian.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: At least Sarah thinks so. She's rarely seen without her crown.
- Evil Costume Switch: Sarah goes grimdark. It doesn't last long. Happens again later.
- Freudian Excuse: Penny and Chuck both have the same Abusive Parents.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Sarah. As well as being an Actual Pacifist, she goes out of her way to try to help the bullies that attack her.
- Loving Bully: Sarah is bullied by a boy who is attracted to her. We later learn he's so aggressive because he has Abusive Parents.
- Mid-Battle Tea Break: Over the love of a comic book character.
- Morality Chain: Sarah, for Irma. The two fall out for a bit, and things go badly.
- More Popular Spin-off: It's more popular than the comic it's a spinoff of.
- Princess Phase: Sarah is never seen without her princess clothes, much to her mother's disapproval.
- Puppy Love: Lots of crushes and talk of holding hands.
- Rebellious Spirit: Irma is a Nominal Hero Lancer with strong Chaotic Neutral tendencies.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Irma and Sarah, respectively.
- Sarah starts the comic trying to get her mother to let her live as a girl.
- Irma is genderfluid. Their family uses gender-neutral terms for them, since they sometimes identify as a boy, or some combination.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Irma. Somewhat justified by their theatrical parents, but still a bit of a running gag.
- You Have to Have Jews: ...and Muslims, Catholics, a Rastafarian, a Pastafarian... Tastefully done, but a very high concentration of religious diversity. Several short arcs examine various characters relationship to their religion.