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* In ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', it's implied that Lily frequently sneaks off into the woods to visit friends, one of whom even comments that she should be back at the palace and not hanging out with poor folks like them.

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* In ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', it's implied that Lily Lili frequently sneaks off into the woods to visit friends, one of whom even comments that she should be back at the palace and not hanging out with poor folks like them.

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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'': Technically, Elizabeth Comstock doesn't have a drop of royal blood, but since the floating city she lives on is convinced her father was anointed by God to rule them, and he claimed her as his heir in a prophecy, there's little difference. She resents him for neglecting her and screwing the city up.

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* Sayuri from ''Manga/AsteroidInLove'' is a downplayed case; she [[TheOjou comes from a rich family]], but attends a public school to escape the rule from her parents.



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* ''ComicBook/XWingRogueSquadron'': Plourr initially rejected her inheritance as heir apparent of Eiattu's monarchy after the rest of her family was murdered, running off to join the Rebel Alliance and becoming a pilot with Rogue Squadron. She's called back by her people later and eventually accepts the role, but on her terms. Plourr makes it clear there ''will'' be changes on Eiattu.


-->-- Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''

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-->-- Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''
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* Outside of the interactive electronic oeuvre, practically every female protagonist in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon since ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' has been of this type (Ariel, Jasmine, Pocahontas, etc. etc. etc.), possibly as a response to feminists complaining about how "Disney Princesses" ''had'' been treated previously (almost exclusively) as [[DamselInDistress damsels in distress]].
** Even [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] to some extent; once she learns that she ''is'' a princess and will be subject to an ArrangedMarriage, she is ''not'' happy with the idea, although she goes along with it. On the flip side, [[RebelPrince Philip]] wasn't about to accept ''his'' end of the bargain either.
** Jasmine in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', even more so in the [[ScreenToStageAdaptation stage adaptation]].
** Mei, Ting-Ting, and Su from ''Disney/MulanII''. At the end of the film, rather than marrying the princes that live on the other side of China, they all instead hook up with Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po, respectively.
** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' downplays this. While Moana is drawn to sail the ocean she is willing to put those desires aside to fulfill the responsibilities of being the next chief of her village. It is only when she learns her childhood encounter with the ocean really happened and that Te Ka's curse will impact Motonui regardless of what they do does she leave on the quest to restore the heart of Te Fiti, but even then it's done to save her people.
** Kiara from ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' doesn't understand the responsibilities her father tries to place on her. As a teen she also falls for Kovu from a banished pride.

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* Outside of the interactive electronic oeuvre, practically every female protagonist in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon since ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'' has been of this type (Ariel, Jasmine, Pocahontas, etc. etc. etc.), possibly as a response to feminists complaining about how "Disney Princesses" ''had'' been treated previously (almost exclusively) as [[DamselInDistress damsels in distress]].
** Even [[Disney/SleepingBeauty [[WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] to some extent; once she learns that she ''is'' a princess and will be subject to an ArrangedMarriage, she is ''not'' happy with the idea, although she goes along with it. On the flip side, [[RebelPrince Philip]] wasn't about to accept ''his'' end of the bargain either.
** Jasmine in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'', even more so in the [[ScreenToStageAdaptation stage adaptation]].
** Mei, Ting-Ting, and Su from ''Disney/MulanII''.''WesternAnimation/MulanII''. At the end of the film, rather than marrying the princes that live on the other side of China, they all instead hook up with Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po, respectively.
** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Moana}}'' downplays this. While Moana is drawn to sail the ocean she is willing to put those desires aside to fulfill the responsibilities of being the next chief of her village. It is only when she learns her childhood encounter with the ocean really happened and that Te Ka's curse will impact Motonui regardless of what they do does she leave on the quest to restore the heart of Te Fiti, but even then it's done to save her people.
** Kiara from ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' doesn't understand the responsibilities her father tries to place on her. As a teen she also falls for Kovu from a banished pride.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' sent up the above example in their ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' parody with the song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJrud9uW_wI Just the Same Old Heroine]]." ("First I tuned an aerial / Then I rang a bell...")

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' sent up the above example in their ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}'' parody with the song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJrud9uW_wI Just the Same Old Heroine]]." ("First I tuned an aerial / Then I rang a bell...")


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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has a subversion: Princess Leia may be a rebel, but so is her father Bail. Despite this, she [[spoiler: (and her twin brother)]] are still rebelling against [[spoiler: their biological father]]. The [[http://quaintly.org/july08/princessleiadiaries/ Princess Leia Diaries]] has her rebelling against social norms as well.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has a subversion: ''Franchise/StarWars''
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Princess Leia Leia, who may be a rebel, but so is her father Bail. Despite this, she [[spoiler: (and her twin brother)]] are still rebelling against [[spoiler: their biological father]]. The [[http://quaintly.org/july08/princessleiadiaries/ Princess Leia Diaries]] has her rebelling against social norms as well.well.
** ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' ultimately reveals that [[spoiler:Rey is the long-lost granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine, who offers to pass off his position to her so she can as Empress during the climax, but she refuses and duels with him instead]].


* ''WesternAnimation/Disenchantment:'' Princess Tiabeanie, better known by her nickname, Bean, takes this trope to some new levels. Like typical rebellious Princesses, Bean desires the freedom to make her own choices in life and believes that everyone should have that freedom as well. Unlike typical rebellious Princesses, Bean is an alchoholic and has been known to get drunk and [[TheGamblingAddict gamble.]] But in the end, she will protect her home and loved ones.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Disenchantment:'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Disenchantment}}'': Princess Tiabeanie, better known by her nickname, Bean, takes this trope to some new levels. Like typical rebellious Princesses, Bean desires the freedom to make her own choices in life and believes that everyone should have that freedom as well. Unlike typical rebellious Princesses, Bean is an alchoholic and has been known to get drunk and [[TheGamblingAddict gamble.]] But in the end, she will protect her home and loved ones.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'', one of the princess emojis is mentioned as having run away from Textopolis and with the help of Jailbreak, went to live on the cloud. [[spoiler: it's later revealed that Jailbreak herself is the missing princess, who left because she was tired of the limits and stereotypes associated with her role.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'', one of the princess emojis is mentioned as having run away from Textopolis and with the help of Jailbreak, went to live on the cloud. [[spoiler: it's later revealed that Jailbreak herself is the missing princess, who left because she was tired of the limits and stereotypes associated with her role.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'', one of the princess emojis is mentioned as having run away from Textopolis and with the help of Jailbreak, went to live on the cloud. [[spoiler: it's later revealed that Jailbreak herself is the missing princess, who left because she was tired of the limits and stereotypes associated with her role.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Disenchantment:'' Princess Tiabeanie, better known by her nickname, Bean, takes this trope to some new levels. Like typical rebellious Princesses, Bean desires the freedom to make her own choices in life and believes that everyone should have that freedom as well. Unlike typical rebellious Princesses, Bean is an alchoholic and has been known to get drunk and [[TheGamblingAddict gamble.]] But in the end, she will protect her home and loved ones.


* In the backstory of ''The Price of the Stars'' Perada Rosselin, [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Domina of Lost Entibor, Entibor-in-Exile, and the Colonies Beyond]]; took pains to give her only daughter and [[{{Matriarchy}} rightful heir]] Beka the sort of life that the war which eventually destroyed her homeworld robbed her of (one which many who knew her suspected that she would not have liked that much herself). Beka responded by getting a Commercial Starpilot's Licence on her seventeenth birthday[[note]](she said she went in for the 'Pleasure Craft, Limited' sims and [[BlatantLies pressed the wrong button]])[[/note]] and talking her brother into [[PsychicPowers 'convincing']] a safe berth to hire her on that night.

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* In the backstory of ''The Price of the Stars'' ''Literature/ThePriceOfTheStars'', Perada Rosselin, [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Domina of Lost Entibor, Entibor-in-Exile, and the Colonies Beyond]]; Beyond]], took pains to give her only daughter and [[{{Matriarchy}} rightful heir]] Beka the sort of life that the war which eventually destroyed her homeworld robbed her of (one which many who knew her suspected that she would not have liked that much herself). Beka responded by getting a Commercial Starpilot's Licence on her seventeenth birthday[[note]](she said she went in for the 'Pleasure Craft, Limited' sims and [[BlatantLies pressed the wrong button]])[[/note]] and talking her brother into [[PsychicPowers 'convincing']] a safe berth to hire her on that night.


When [[TropesAreTools written badly]], this trope [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic evokes a spoiled brat who is simply whining about how bad their palatial life is when they have never seen how the "lower classes" live]]; their "rebellious nature" is not based in any actual ethics or logic. For this reason, people who write this trope must remember to give royal status suitable drawbacks that she wants to get away from.

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When [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools written badly]], this trope [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic evokes a spoiled brat who is simply whining about how bad their palatial life is when they have never seen how the "lower classes" live]]; their "rebellious nature" is not based in any actual ethics or logic. For this reason, people who write this trope must remember to give royal status suitable drawbacks that she wants to get away from.


* Nina, in the [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireI first]] and [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII third]] ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'' games, starts off as one of these but eventually ends up as a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Royal Who Actually Does Something]] who keeps her strength while also gaining a sense of responsibility.

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* %%* Nina, in the [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireI first]] and [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII third]] ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'' games, starts off as one of these but eventually ends up as a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Royal Who Actually Does Something]] who keeps her strength while also gaining a sense of responsibility.



** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', the player encounters Edward/Gilbert, a rebellious ''prince'' who masquerades as a "SpoonyBard".

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** %%** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', the player encounters Edward/Gilbert, a rebellious ''prince'' who masquerades as a "SpoonyBard".



* Parodied in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', in which one of the randomly encountered enemies in the "Penultimate Fantasy Airship" zone is the Spunky Princess.
* Princess Peach in her own game, ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''. In pretty much any other game, she's a DamselInDistress, though.

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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', in which one of the randomly encountered enemies in the "Penultimate Fantasy Airship" zone is the Spunky Princess.
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Princess Peach in her own game, ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''. In pretty much any other game, she's a DamselInDistress, though.



* Kara from ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'', though she does continue to act like a spoiled princess for some time.

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* %%* Kara from ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'', though she does continue to act like a spoiled princess for some time.

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