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Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII (Ingres, 1854)
"Hope in God. If you have good hope and faith in Him, you shall be delivered from your enemies."
Joan of Arc, April 1429

Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc, January 6, 1412 – May 30, 1431) was a peasant girl who rose from obscurity to lead the French army to several victories during The Hundred Years War, resulting in the coronation of Charles VII as King of Franceshe did not personally kill anyone, but carried a battle standard and led the army, as well as making tactical decisions. She was born about 1412, and from the age of twelve claimed to see visions of and hear the voices of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Archangel Michael, and St. Margaret of Antioch (one of the less understood aspects of her life — either she was lying, or she was mentally ill in some way, or had Meniere's syndrome (which affects the inner ear) or God really was telling her to drive out the English: the reader can draw their own conclusions elsewhere), who she said told her to drive out the English and bring Charles VII to Reims, then under English control, for his coronation in the city's cathedral.

After gaining the approval of Charles and a theological commission, working with the knight Gilles de Rais, she arrived at the siege of Orleans in 1429, where at only 17 years of age she led the French to victory; contemporaries acknowledged her as the heroine of the engagement after she was wounded in the neck by an arrow but returned to lead the final charge. She led the French to several other victories, including at Reims, and was present at Charles VII's coronation. In October, Joan took Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier and was granted nobility.

However, a risky skirmish on May 23, 1430 led to her capture. Contrary to popular belief, the Duke of Burgundy, who actually held much of France under English control, was not interested in selling her for ransom. She attempted several escapes, but all failed. The Duke of Burgundy eventually sold her to the English, who wanted their king, Henry VI, to be recognized as the legitimate ruler of France; therefore Joan's victories had put a major crimp in their plans. Formal religion was still very strong during this time, and painting Joan as a heretic helped to cast aspersions on Charles VII's claim to the crown. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she was tried and convicted of heresy before a pro-English court, and forced to sign a renunciation of heresy she did not understand because she was illiterate. Heresy was a capital crime only for a repeat offense; she promised not to wear male clothing, which was considered heretical, but resumed it either as a defense against rape or, in the testimony of Jean Massieu, because her dress had been stolen and she was left with nothing else to wear.

A number of explanations have been sought for her visions and behaviour, with epilepsy, schizophrenia, and even bovine tuberculosis (from drinking unpasteurised milk) suggested and largely dismissed as possible causes as they don't line up. In the latter case, one French historian sarcastically commented that if drinking unpasteurised milk could produce such potential benefits for the nation, then the French government should stop mandating the pasteurisation of milk.

In any case, the church court rejected her supporters' explanations and abandoned her to the English. She was burned at the stake in 1431. In 1456, her conviction was posthumously reversed, and in 1920, she was declared a Catholic saint.

There are more churches and shrines dedicated to her in England than in France. She also is often painted in a Battle Ballgown.

Her fame also made writers base characters on her, thus the Jeanne d'Archétype.

For further information, see the book Joan of Arc: The Warrior Saint, by Stephen W. Richey. For a famous fictional portrayal, there is George Bernard Shaw's play Saint Joan, which fictionalises large amounts of the story and actually seems to make an attempt to redeem her accusers. Mark Twain's impassioned Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc is considered one of the best things he ever wrote. See also Carl Theodor Dreyer's famous and critically lauded The Passion of Joan of Arc, which recreates her final days and is a seminal piece of early cinema in its own right.

Tropes as portrayed in media:

  • Barefoot Poverty: Sometimes depicted as such in paintings, even ones taking place during her war career, to reflect her humble upbringing.
  • Battle Ballgown: Portrayed with this in some illustrations, though there's no proof she wore one.note 
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy:
    • The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel reveal that Joan was actually rescued from her burning by Scathach the Shadow and is alive and well in Paris, now over 500 years old. This is a Retcon from a previous book that implied she did die.
    • And some Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics imply she was the Slayer.
    • Also Puella Magi Madoka Magica states that she was one of many Magical Girls, alongside women like Queen Cleopatra, Queen Himiko (maybe) and Anneliese "Anne" Frank. Joan would later get her own series.
    • In the Nasuverse, there are hints that Joan (spelled Jeanne) was being influenced by the Counter Force, and that she made a deal with Alaya to become a Counter Guardian after she died. Even if she didn't, she likely would have ascended to the Throne of Heroes anyway. She becomes one of the 2 protagonists of Fate/Apocrypha and plays a prominent role in Fate/Grand Order.
    • Hetalia: Axis Powers plays her mostly straight when France tells a young woman named Lisa in the modern day about her, but it's implied that Lisa is actually Joan reincarnated.
    • it feels more like a memory, a fanfic of Hamilton, makes her a Seer but otherwise keeps historical events the same, with the only notable consequence being that Britain set up a system to confirm Seers so they can identify future threats like Joan.
    • Jeanne d'Arc casts her as a Magical Girl of sorts who fights against the English... and their demonic allies. In this version, it is not her but her best friend Liane, acting as a Body Double, who is burnt at the stake; Joan herself arrives too late to rescue her and has an Heroic BSoD at the horrible sight.
    • In The Secret World, your Templar handler, Richard Sonnac, reveals that Joan of Arc was an early member of the Templar faction. He claims that her revealing her faction affiliation (and presumably, her powers) to the world was what resulted in her getting burned at the stake. That being said, he strongly advises (read: demands) that you keep your own faction membership and Bee-imbued powers a secret from the public, lest you meet the same fiery fate.
    • In Continuum, Joan of Arc was/is a spanner, and makes up a substantial portion of the police force of Atlantis.
    • In Strike Witches: The Movie, one of pictures showcasing Witches across history depicts Joan as being a Witch, depicting her with glowing Mercury's Wings and tail feathers.
    • In Witchblade, she was one of the many holders of the titular sentient weapon.
    • In Miraculous Ladybug, she was one of the many holders of the Ladybug Miraculous. Ladybug actually gets to meet her in Season 5.
    • In the Alternate Universe Code Geass manga Nightmare of Nunnally, it's implied that C.C is Joan of Arc, is still alive and wreaking chaos as the Eternal Witch.
    • invoked While she doesn't actually appear in The Dresden Files, Word of God has it that she was a previous Knight of the Cross.
    • In The Devils Of D-Day by Graham Masterton, the demon Elmek claims that Joan really was a witch who summoned demons as she was accused of by the English, but it's not like she was the only god-fearing person who made use of their services to fight a war. It's implied her execution was Joan offering herself as the Human Sacrifice required for her Deal with the Devil.
  • Boyish Short Hair: While many paintings depict her with long flowing hair, she claimed the voices commanded her to cut her hair as well. Her trial transcript describes her as wearing her hair cut above her ears, "en-round like a young coxcomb." Modern depictions of Joan in short hair began to take root in 1909, when the Polish-born hairdresser Antoni "Antoine" Cierplikowski created cropped coiffures inspired by Joan's pageboy hairstyle. Joan's canonization in 1920 came in perfect timing when short hairstyles became ubiquitous with young liberated garconnes.
  • Emissary from the Divine: The legend is that Jeanne believed she had a Mission from God, which she fulfilled. She represented divine interests during the war.
  • Excalibur in the Rust: Her sword was found buried underneath the altar at the Church of Saint Catherine de Fierbois, and was found to have belonged to Charles Martel, who left it there as an offering after the Battle of Tours to be taken up by the next person chosen by God to save France. It was covered in rust, but a priest was able to easily wipe it away, revealing a fleur-de-lis pattern. It is often assumed she broke it by beating a Camp Follower with the flat side, but at her trial she stated it was actually a sword taken off a Burgundian soldier that broke and did not reveal what happened to the sword of Saint Catherine, which is still unknown (the English wanted to avoid having a French hero's relics floating around).
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: As far as the English were concerned. If it weren't for the trials no one would even know when she was born.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Japanese popular art has rather fallen in love with Jeanne, especially in the post-Cold War era. While part of this is just Japanese pop culture's love of cute girls, it also helps that Jeanne can be easily compared to several prominent women warriors in Japanese history.
  • Hearing Voices: Part of what makes her story so fun; her Call to Adventure was the recorded apparition of Archangel Michael and two saints, Catherine and Margaret, sending her to lead the French to victory.
  • Historical Badass Upgrade: Fictional examples not only portray her as an Action Girl who is at the lead of her army during a charge, but often even portray her as a Master Swordswoman of immense physical strength enough to match a knight's physical conditioning and often being singlehandedly responsible for changing the tides of the Hundred Years War towards France's eventual victory. Some fictional works even portray her as having magical powers. While nonetheless her real life counterpart had very impressive achievements, she is far from the Knight in Shining Armor propaganda and fictional works portray her as in real life. By her own words, she had never killed anyone and didn't directly command, though the noblemen that did attested to taking her advisement due to believing she was divinely inspired. (At least one modern film shows that her expertise on the English comes from simply having observed them her whole life.) She was also not the only woman to serve in the French army — many widows joined up after their husbands were killed — and not even the only woman to lead an army. But she was by far the youngest to do all those things.
    Since the writing of human history began, Joan of Arc is the only person, of either sex, who has ever held supreme command of the military forces of a nation at the age of seventeen. - Mark Twain
  • Historical Beauty Upgrade: From the historical records that saw her in person, she was described as reasonably good-looking but somewhat masculine with a short and sturdy build and short hair. (Her fellow commander Jean d'Alencon later testified that he'd happened to see her changing clothes and she had "beautiful breasts".) Most artistic depictions of her often show her as extremely feminine and beautiful to highlight her angelic nature. It's also not uncommon for her to be portrayed as a blonde or redhead instead of a brunette.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: Retellings of her story tend to leave out less than savory behavior by modern standards that Joan accepted or abided by, including threatening enemy garrisons with massacre if they didn't surrender, though this was generally standard procedure for sieges at the time. For instance, the siege of Jargeau (one of her first battles) ended with most of the English force killed instead of taken prisoner, except for the nobles who were taken for ransom (though the English had in this case opened negotiations which were halted by Joan's superior the Duke of Alençon). The Luc Besson film The Messenger portrays her as aghast at seeing the aftermath of such a siege, realizing what she has helped bring about (and also having a vision of a bloody Christ upbraiding her). It is also rare to see modern depictions of her chasing out her soldiers' Camp Followers i.e. prostitutes on grounds of being sinful women who led the men to sin. This is because more pragmatic modern views are invariably sympathetic towards those "working girls" who do what they can to get by.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: In Henry VI Part 1, where her voices are made more demonic in nature, her virginity is hinted to be a lie, and even some of the French distrust her. To be expected of a Theme Park Version of the English perspective of the Hundred Years' War. Years later, another British dramatist, George Bernard Shaw, wrote Saint Joan which went a long way to rub away centuries of anti-Joan English propaganda.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: Trope Maker, Trope Codifier and Trope Namer.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Joan is sort of a female example. She is usually portrayed in full plate armor when not in a Battle Ballgown. At her rehabilitation trial it was testified that she had undecorated "white" field plate armour custom-made for her (which explains why her only serious injuries came from state-of-the-art crossbow bolts), but later in her career she may have merely worn leather or padded armour like most soldiers. She also had a chain mail overshirt, a long tabard and (rarely depicted) a big hat.
  • Lady of War: One of the common depictions of her, though there's no proof of it.
  • Mission from God: Joan said God called her to lead France to victory against England.
  • Only One Name: Her signature was just her personal name and there is no record of her using "d'Arc" herself. Surnames were also not universally used at the time, and it was the local custom in her region for girls to use their mothers' surname (as she said herself at her trial). Her mother was known both as Isabelle Romée and Isabelle de Vouthon, while "d'Arc" comes from her father Jacques. She did however refer to herself as "La Pucelle" ("The Maiden").
  • Shrouded in Myth: Even before she died, her name had become legend. In the centuries that followed, she would come to be associated with various ideologies and causes, in time becoming intertwined with the French nation.
  • Spell My Name With An S:
    • The modern French spelling of her name is Jeanne, and is pronounced like "Jah-ne"; "Joan" is an Anglicization. Works in the modern era, especially ones not originating in English, have tended to preserve the French spelling and pronunciation out of respect, though some still go for Joan. Her name was the one word she could write, and she spelled it "Jehanne".
    • "d'Arc" is a later approximation of her father's surname, spelled "Darc" in contemporary records and assumed to be short for "de Arc" (of Arc), as contractions and apostrophes weren't used in surnames at the time. Thus she did not come from a place called "Arc", but rather from Domrémy. Even "Darc" itself is uncertain, as other records spell her father's surname in various other ways like "Darx", "Dart", "Tarc" or "Tart".
    • Her banner bore the names of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, spelled as "Jhesus Maria" (or "Ihesus Maria", since her trial records are in Latin).
  • Take a Third Option: During her trial, she was asked point-blank "Do you know whether or not you are in God's grace?" Answering "Yes" would confirm a charge of heresy, as she would be tacitly claiming to know the mind of God, while saying "No" would allow the prosecutor to proclaim that she must know that she is sinful. Her reply was later used in her canonization as a Saint.
    Joan: If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me. I should be the saddest creature in the world if I knew I were not in His grace.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: She refused to break this commandment, and typically acted as the standard bearer. Since the standard bearer is the most visible and most tempting target a given army can have, it's entirely possible this was a Wounded Gazelle Warcry to motivate her forces.
  • Worthy Opponent: A grudging sense of this might be why there's so many churches dedicated to her in England (more than in France).

Joan of Arc appears in the following works:

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    Anime and Manga 
  • In Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally, Nemo tells Nunnally that C.C is either a clone of Joan of Arc or (most likely) Joan herself. Either way, she survived being burned at the stake due to her Complete Immortality.
  • Drifters has Joan as a pyromaniac Dark Action Girl and one of the villainous Ends, who serve a Black King out to exterminate humanity since he and his groups are people who once loved humans, but were betrayed and murdered by them. The Black King is all but stated to be Jesus, an appropriate lord for her..
  • In Gasaraki, Joan is the third of Miharu's past incarnations. She claimed to her king that she "received visions from the heavens" to serve her kingdom and successfully summoned her Kokai to fought enemies, but due to her conscience ordering to stop slaughtering lives, she ended up caught by the enemy country and was put to death by being burned at the stake. This also marks Phantom's first encounter with a Kai. (In this case, Miharu.)
  • In Phantom Thief Jeanne, Joan's reincarnation Maron Kusakabe is a Magical Girl on a Mission from God to seal demons hiding in works of art, which possess and corrupt pure-hearted people who admire their beauty. At some point, Maron travels through time and actually meets Joan herself. Not to mention, the villain Noin Claude was in love with Jeanne (and later with Maron).
  • Nobunaga the Fool: The main heroine is Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc, whose other name when she's disguised as a Bifauxnen is Ranmaru Mori, the real life Nobunaga's companion.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
  • In Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Joan is the leader of the Orleans Knights and is armed with the legendary spear Maltet, which she uses to kick a lot of ass. Unfortunately, she's still burned at the stake despite the crowds trying to rescue her, and as she crosses the Despair Event Horizon at the sight of the peasants' suffer, the demon Martinet (Gilles de Rais) takes advantage of it and corrupts her, which leads to her Face–Heel Turn.

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    Fan Works 
  • it feels more like a memory, a fanfic of Hamilton, makes her an extremely important historical figure In-Universe, not just because of her accomplishments (which are the same as her real-life ones) but also because she's one of the great Seers of the past and was the last internationally confirmed and recognized one for centuries until the Seer main character, Aaron Burr, came along. He's been compared to her and wants to research her.
  • In the Persona 5 Adult Confidant AU, Jeanne d'Arc is Sae's Persona. Similarly to her sister's Persona in canon, Jeanne takes the form of a motorcycle.


Historical/Biopic Films:

Other Films:

  • Bad Dreams: There's a flashback depicting the immortal villain's encounter with Joan.
  • InDove Keeper: One of the main characters, Jehanne, discovers she's Joan of Arc and that one of her former war companions, Gilles de Rais, used blood sacrifice to resurrect her.
  • The Dresden Files: Joan is never actually mentioned in the series, but Word of God claims that she had previously wielded either Amorrachius or Esperacchius in battle as a Knight of the Cross.
  • Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. A textbook example of Creator's Oddball, it was originally published anonymously so that people wouldn't see Twain's name and expect it to be funny. Twain's wife Olivia regarded it as his best novel.
  • The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: Jeanne d'Arc is an immortal, thanks to a blood transfusion from Scathach.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Crusade: The episode Ruling from the Tomb features a male character who hears voices that he believes are those of Jeanne d'Arc. Said character happens to be part of a doomsday cult attempting to prevent efforts to defeat a plague, however, and was very likely mentally ill.
  • Deadliest Warrior dedicates a whole episode pitting her and her French army against the forces of William the Conqueror. In the end, Joan wins thanks to her stronger armor and better weapons. The videogame somewhat infamously gives her metallic high heels and a... form-fitting... breastplate.
  • Forever Knight. The flashbacks in "For I Have Sinned" show Nick trying to tempt Joan into becoming a vampire to escape her martyrdom. He scoffs at her faith but is impressed how it makes her unafraid of him. She gives him a crucifix and asks Nick to hold it up to give her faith during her burning, but he's unable to do so. Centuries later he still has the crucifix, and her faith inspires Nick to deal with the Villain of the Week; who of course ends up strapping a Damsel in Distress to a cross and trying to burn her.
  • History Bites presents Joan of Arc as "The Celibate Celebrity of 1429." It focuses primarily on her lifting the Siege of Orleans, with her ultimate fate being discussed in the epilogue.
  • Joan of Arc is a dramatization of Joan's story. She's portrayed by Leelee Sobieski, whose performance was nominated for an Emmy Award.
  • Wishbone: The episode "Bone of Arc" adapts her story via the Twain novel. Wishbone is cast as Louis de Conte, who is the novel's First-Person Peripheral Narrator.
  • In Witchblade, Joan is portrayed as a past wielder of the Witchblade, which was confiscated by the Catholic church at her execution.

  • Songs of Love and Hate by Leonard Cohen includes "Joan of Arc" in which Joan meets the fire.
  • Patti Smith has the line "I feel like just some misplaced Joan of Arc" in her song "Kimberly", about her sister.
  • Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher (Joan of Arc at the Stake), an oratorio by Arthur Honegger.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The Adepta Sororitas, or Sisters of Battle, from Warhammer 40,000 are heavily influenced by mythologized depictions of Joan of Arc. They are an all-female religious military order, commonly wear their hair cut short (or are shaved bald), are represented as a faction by the Fleur de Lis, have a more baroque design aesthetic compared to the wider Imperium of Man's gothic aesthetic, and many sisters often claim to hear the words of Imperial Saints or the God-Emperor which inspire them.


    Video Games 
  • Joan appears as a collectible hero in AFK Arena, which depicts her as being reborn in Esperia after being burned at the stake. She serves as a Combat Medic based on pushing into the enemy's side of the field to claim territory and provide healing and buffs.
  • Age of Empires:
  • Bayonetta: Jeanne is an Umbra Witch who has contracted with Infernal Demons to hunt down Angels (who are just as bad as the demons). She has the same birthday (January 6th, 1412) as what is believed to be the birthday of Joan of Arc. The jumpsuit she wears in the first game is said to be from the Italian fashion brand "d'Arc".
  • In Bladestorm The Hundred Years War, she is a major French-aligned NPC with a position roughly equivalent to Edward the Black Prince (who died decades before Joan's rise to fame) on the English side.
  • Cygames frequently uses Joan in its works. For example, she's a playable unit in Shadowverse and Granblue Fantasy and a summonable dragon in Dragalia Lost, and each time she's voiced by Megumi Han.
  • Dragon Age: In a similar way to the A Song of Ice and Fire example above, Andraste of the Chantry is basically a combination of Joan of Arc, Jesus Christ, and the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Fate Series: While she makes no appearance and has no mention in the original visual novel, Jeanne takes a prominent position in the wider Nasuverse, particularly later media.
    • Her resemblance to King Arthur (it's, uh... complicated) is a major plot point in Fate/Zeronote , and Gilles' vision of her at his death in Zero was her first appearance in the Nasuverse.
    • She is the main protagonist of Fate/Apocrypha as a Ruler Servant and is one of the playable Servants in Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star and Fate/Grand Order. She receives visions from time to time and her main Noble Phantasm is Luminosité Eternelle: God is Here With Me, the flag she carried in battle, which can create a defensive barrier of holy light based on her faith. She also has La Pucelle: The Crimson Saint, which imbues her sword with the flames from when she was burned at the stake, but using it will kill her.
    • In Grand Order, Gilles de Rais creates a copy of her as an Avenger Servant called Jeanne Alter, nicknamed Jalter, who has dark magical powers and is filled with a seething hatred for being burned at the stake, unlike the real Jeanne who holds no grudge. One of her first actions on screen is to capture Pierre Cauchon, the bishop who had Jeanne executed, and incinerate him. As the Dragon Witch, she has command over an army of dragons and her Noble Phantasm is La Grondement Du Haine: Roar, O' Rage of Mine, which allows her to summon burning stakes similar to the one she was killed on to impale her enemies. She has a Tomato in the Mirror moment when she realizes Gilles created her and she is not actually Jeanne, but the original Jeanne regards her as a sister.
    • In Grand Order, Jeanne D'Arc Alter Santa Lily is a Lancer child version of Jalter. Since there is no record of her in history and she has no connection to the original Jeanne's legend, she is at risk of disappearing in a Puff of Logic. The heroes save her by bringing her to the ocean, as the original Jeanne had a dream of seeing the ocean before she died which went unfulfilled in her original life. Her seeing the ocean gives her a connection to the original Jeanne and allows her to exist. She has a Christmas theme and her Noble Phantasm is La Grâce Fille Noël: Sing Elegantly, About Said Holy Birth, which bombards her enemies with presents while strenghtening her and her allies.
    • In Grand Order, Jalter can become a Berserker who wears a swimsuit, wields katanas, and is obsessed with drawing manga and being cooler than the original Jeanne. Her Noble Phantasm is Völkermord Feuerdrache: Incinerated Heaven's Law - Dragon of Extermination, which allows her to form black flames into a dragon.
    • In Grand Order, the original Jeanne can become an Archer who wears a swimsuit and has a dolphin trainer gimmick, based on both her dream of seeing the ocean and because Jeanne came to the aid of the Dauphin or crown prince of France, which led to his becoming King. "Dauphin" is French for "heir apparent", but it also means "dolphin". In this form, she reveals that she is lonely because none of her siblings are remembered by history and did not become Heroic Spirits, which is why she latches onto Jalter and Santa Lily as siblings. Her Noble Phantasm is Des Océans d'Allégresse: O Fruitful Ocean, with Great Happiness, which allows her to convert the battlefield to the ocean and summon whales and dolphins to attack the opponent.
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel has Jeanne, the Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Ghost of the Taranis. Per Crusade's mission statement to help the human race retake their fate from the stratification caused by Juno technology, they chose to name Jeanne after a "famous liberator in human history".
  • Jeanne d'Arc, Joan is the protagonist of this strategy-RPG that fuses the Hundred Years War with a Final Fantasy Tactics-esque storyline about demons and transformation bracelets.
  • Perfect Dark: The protagonist is named Joanna Dark, in reference to Joan of Arc.
  • In the second Rock of Ages game, Joan is one of your opponents. Her intro cutscene depicts her as a Cloud Cuckoo Lander who believes that God appearing before her is a sign to show him her battle plans, when in fact, all God wants to do is find Atlas.

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    Western Animation 
  • Clone High: Joan's clone is one of the main characters, depicted as an angsty goth girl as a result of failing to live up to the Jeanne d'Archétype. She's desperately in love with her best friend Abe, and can't seem to ever make him realize said infatuation.
  • Family Guy: A Cutaway Gag portrays Joan as a girl trying way too hard to be One of the Boys. Everyone finds her insufferably annoying because she just will not shut up about how she "isn't like all the other girls". They burned her at the stake just to get rid of her.
  • Il Était Une Fois...: L'Homme ("Once upon a time... man"): Episode 13 is dedicated to The Hundred Years War and logically includes Joan. It shows her at first as a long-haired peasant girl who introduces herself to the nobles and the Dauphin, then as a short-haired Lady of War adored by the crowds, at the coronation of Charles VII... and at her execution.
  • In Miraculous Ladybug, she is mentioned to have been a precursor to Marinette as the holder of the Ladybug Miraculous.
  • The Simpsons: "Tales From The Public Domain" has Lisa playing Joan in the episode's retelling of her life story.


Alternative Title(s): Jeanne D Arc