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* MemeticMutation: In May 2020 (during the UsefulNotes/CoronavirusDisease2020Pandemic, which led to many shows getting binged more often), the theme song became popular to lipsync to on Tiktok, evidently by people who grew up with the show or watch the show with their younger siblings/children.


* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Prior to the show's premiere, certain camps of the Disney fandom were skeptical that the show had much going for it aside from the [[MerchandiseDriven obviously profitable Disney Princess angle]], not helped by the marketing team's retroactively debunked announcement that Sofia would be Disney's first Latina princess. In addition, the show would be spearheaded by a scriptwriter with no showrunner experience and had worked largely in live-action projects. The show then went on to be a critical and commercial success, and ''Sofia'' and ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' would also pave the way for creator Craig Gerber to produce more shows for Disney, both animated and live action.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Prior to the show's premiere, certain camps of the Disney fandom were skeptical that the show had much going for it aside from the [[MerchandiseDriven obviously profitable Disney Princess angle]], not helped by the marketing team's retroactively debunked announcement that Sofia would be Disney's first Latina princess. In addition, the show would be spearheaded by a scriptwriter with no showrunner experience and had worked largely in live-action projects.projects and the ''Franchise/DisneyFairies'' shorts. The show then went on to be a critical and commercial success, and ''Sofia'' and ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' would also pave the way for creator Craig Gerber to produce more shows for Disney, both animated and live action.

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** The noble and triumphant "For One and All" in the SeriesFinale "Forever Royal," which starts with Sofia pleading to her family to fight when everything they know is at stake. One by one, they find the courage to follow her lead as the special enters its final act.


* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Prior to the show's premiere, certain camps of the Disney fandom were skeptical that the show had much going for it aside from the [[MerchandiseDriven obviously profitable Disney Princess angle]], not helped by the marketing team's retroactively debunked announcement that Sofia would be Disney's first Latina princess. In addition, the show would be spearheaded by a scriptwriter with no showrunner experience and had worked largely in live-action projects. The show then went on to be a critical and commercial success, praised for being able to establish its own identity while paying homage to the swords-and-sorcery style Disney that had come before. ''Sofia'' and ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' would also pave the way for creator Craig Gerber to produce more shows for Disney, both animated and live action.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Prior to the show's premiere, certain camps of the Disney fandom were skeptical that the show had much going for it aside from the [[MerchandiseDriven obviously profitable Disney Princess angle]], not helped by the marketing team's retroactively debunked announcement that Sofia would be Disney's first Latina princess. In addition, the show would be spearheaded by a scriptwriter with no showrunner experience and had worked largely in live-action projects. The show then went on to be a critical and commercial success, praised for being able to establish its own identity while paying homage to the swords-and-sorcery style Disney that had come before. and ''Sofia'' and ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' would also pave the way for creator Craig Gerber to produce more shows for Disney, both animated and live action.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Prior to the show's premiere, certain camps of the Disney fandom were skeptical that the show had much going for it aside from the [[MerchandiseDriven obviously profitable Disney Princess angle]], not helped by the marketing team's retroactively debunked announcement that Sofia would be Disney's first Latina princess. In addition, the show would be spearheaded by a scriptwriter with no showrunner experience and had worked largely in live-action projects. The show then went on to be a critical and commercial success, praised for being able to establish its own identity while paying homage to the swords-and-sorcery style Disney that had come before. ''Sofia'' and ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' would also pave the way for creator Craig Gerber to produce more shows for Disney, both animated and live action.


* GirlShowGhetto: Even with the girly exterior, the show averts this, and managed to catch a wide audience.
* GrowingTheBeard: The show started out pretty strong, but the second season onward greatly expands the show, with further recurring characters, guest stars, WorldBuilding, and villains.

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* GirlShowGhetto: Even with the girly fluffy exterior, the show averts this, and managed to catch a wide audience.
* GrowingTheBeard: The show started out pretty strong, but the second season onward greatly expands the show, with further recurring characters, guest stars, WorldBuilding, and villains. It also significantly tones down the "Disney Princess magically drops in to advise Sofia" gimmick following Season 3, all but dropping it in Season 4 save for a wordless cameo in the finale.


** Lucinda the Witch is incredibly popular among the PeripheryDemographic , enough to make her a recurring character.

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** Lucinda the Witch is incredibly popular among the PeripheryDemographic , PeripheryDemographic, enough to make her a recurring character.


*** Her guest star appearance features her meeting and riding dragons. Cue an episode of ''Tangled: The Series'', where she and Pascal accidentally find and raise a dragon.

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*** Her guest star appearance features her meeting and riding dragons. Cue an episode of ''Tangled: The Series'', where she and Pascal accidentally find and raise a dragon. Crew members of both shows noticed the coincidence.

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*** Her guest star appearance features her meeting and riding dragons. Cue an episode of ''Tangled: The Series'', where she and Pascal accidentally find and raise a dragon.


** When Rapunzel makes her appearance, she's... rather flippant about her past. Though it could possibly be justified as her having coming to terms with her past since the events of ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''.

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** When Rapunzel makes her appearance, she's... rather flippant about her past. Though it could possibly be justified as her having coming to terms with her past since the events of ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}''.



*** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', Larxene shows up in the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' world to go after Elsa, who is believed to be a Princess of Heart, while Anna may also be a Princess of Heart. Both Anna and Elsa did not appear in ''Sofia the First''.

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*** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', Larxene shows up in the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen}}'' world to go after Elsa, who is believed to be a Princess of Heart, while Anna may also be a Princess of Heart. Both Anna and Elsa did not appear in ''Sofia the First''.



** Rapunzel appearing in the show raised the FridgeLogic of how she could have appeared with her magical hair if she had lost it after going through [[Disney/{{Tangled}} the adventure]] she is so known for... only for [[WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries the series]] to be released, in which Rapunzel grows her magical hair back and the overarching mystery of the show is how and why it returned.

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** Rapunzel appearing in the show raised the FridgeLogic of how she could have appeared with her magical hair if she had lost it after going through [[Disney/{{Tangled}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}} the adventure]] she is so known for... only for [[WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries the series]] to be released, in which Rapunzel grows her magical hair back and the overarching mystery of the show is how and why it returned.



** In Spain, the show is sandwiched between ''Series/{{Violetta}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Marathons containing the show are frequently run outside of Disney Junior, one such example being "Una Noche Bella", which aired the Belle episode of ''Sofia'' and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastBellesMagicalWorld'' during the evening. France's Disney Channel also ran episodes on weeknights for a short time during summer 2014.

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** In Spain, the show is sandwiched between ''Series/{{Violetta}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Marathons containing the show are frequently run outside of Disney Junior, one such example being "Una Noche Bella", which aired the Belle episode of ''Sofia'' and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastBellesMagicalWorld'' ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastBellesMagicalWorld'' during the evening. France's Disney Channel also ran episodes on weeknights for a short time during summer 2014.



** "Rise and Shine" sounds very similar to "When Will My Life Begin" from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' on some notes.

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** "Rise and Shine" sounds very similar to "When Will My Life Begin" from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'' on some notes.



** Merlin from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' also ends up guest-starring in an episode as well and then reappearing in two later episodes as well.
** The SeriesFinale revealing that the show takes place in the same universe as ''Disney/PeterPan''.

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** Merlin from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone'' also ends up guest-starring in an episode as well and then reappearing in two later episodes as well.
** The SeriesFinale revealing that the show takes place in the same universe as ''Disney/PeterPan''.''WesternAnimation/PeterPan''.


* NoYay: Though there are AU's with an older Sofia or a younger Cedric that try to mitigate this, there's a strong push against Sofia/Cedric given their canon age difference.

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* NoYay: Though there are AU's with an older Sofia or a younger Cedric that try to mitigate this, there's a strong push against Sofia/Cedric pairing the two together given their canon age difference.


** In the backdoor pilot for ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'', you have Elena witnessing Shuriki murder her parents and being trapped the in Sofia's amulet for the next forty years while having no idea what happened to her other family members, the worst part being her same-aged cousin Esteban being an old man who had to live those forty years without his family and working for Shuriki. Elena also explicitly tries to kill Shuriki later out of revenge.

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** In the backdoor pilot for ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'', you have Elena witnessing Shuriki murder her parents and being trapped the in Sofia's amulet for the next forty years while having no idea what happened to her other family members, the worst part being her same-aged cousin Esteban being an old man who had to live those forty years without his family and working for Shuriki. Elena also explicitly tries to kill Shuriki later out of revenge.


* NoYay: Though there are AU's with an older Sofia or a younger Cedric that try to mitigate this, there's a strong push against Sofia/Cedric since it basically amounts to pedophilia.

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* NoYay: Though there are AU's with an older Sofia or a younger Cedric that try to mitigate this, there's a strong push against Sofia/Cedric since it basically amounts to pedophilia.given their canon age difference.

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* NoYay: Though there are AU's with an older Sofia or a younger Cedric that try to mitigate this, there's a strong push against Sofia/Cedric since it basically amounts to pedophilia.

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** "True Sisters" sung by Cinderella to Sofia about her lament over not being able to have a happy sisterhood with her own stepsisters and encouraging Sofia to reach out to Amber.
** Prisma's stylish VillainSong, "My Power Will Be Crystal Clear".

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