The Twisted Princess series serves to add dark twists to the Disney films. The series consists of dark, often bloody, fan art of various Disney female leads. The art is accompanied by a story explaning the picture.
There is also a spinoff series called Twisted Fairies about the Disney Fairies characters.
Twisted Princess provides examples of:
- Alternate Universe Fic: John Smith is killed by Ratcliffe, causing Pocahontas to go on revenge.
- Artifact Title: The series was originally supposed to be of the princess characters, but it was expanded to be about female characters in general.
- Bloodier and Gorier: Most of the art is bloody, in contrast with Disney's extremely rare usage of blood.
- Dark Fic: The art is either more creepy or dark than the source. The stories go into depth on what happened to make everything so dark, such as characters dying,
- Death of a Child:
- Alice was caught and executed.
- Wendy was killed by Captain Hook's pirates.
- Disabled in the Adaptation: Ariel is missing an arm in her piece.
- Early Installment Weirdness: The first few works in the series don't have stories to explain the art.
- For Want of a Nail:
- Alice is caught by the Queen of Heart's army. She ends up executed.
- Hercules died trying to save Megara at the end of Hercules.
- Mulan was killed by the Huns when her village was attacked.
- Tarzan isn't there to save Jane from the angry baboons. She ends up lost, with the baby baboon, and is forced to survive on her own.
- Off with His Head!: Alice is caught by the Queen of Hearts and beheaded.
- Never Trust a Title: The series features characters besides royalty. Many aren't even in the Disney Princess line.
- Sole Survivor: Nala is the only lion left from her pride, The hyenas killed all the other lioness' and Scar killed Simba.
- Undead Child:
- Alice is dead and her body is possessed by the Cheshire cat.
- Wendy was drowned by Captain Hook.