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Webcomic / Princess Princess (2012)
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Amira (left) with Sadie (right)
Amira: But don't you want me to bust you out of that tower?
Sadie: Hah! As if you could. Dozens of princes already failed. What makes you any different?
Amira: Because I am no prince! My name is Princess Amira... and I have a grappling hook.
Sadie: Oh, sweet.

Princess Princess is a romance webcomic that started in December 2012 and finished in possibly 2014, written by Strangelykatie, starring, well, two princesses, who have differing ideals and approaches to life and go on adventures together.

Heroic princess Amira rescues Sadie, her fellow princess, who's been locked up in a tower. After Amira rescues a prince (Vladric, nicknamed "Butthead") the trio defeat an ogre and then must face Sadie's evil sister, who's the one that had locked her up.

Not to be confused with the manga of the same name.

In 2016, it was published as a short graphic novel, retitled Princess Princess Ever After, with an epilogue that isn't part of the webcomic.

Tropes appearing in this webcomic include:

  • Action Girl: Amira wields a sword and dresses in a military uniform while riding on her unicorn to perform heroic deeds. During the main story, she avoids direct fighting, although she's clearly ready to.
  • Aerith and Bob: In the story's world, along with ordinary names like Amira and Sadie, you also have Vladric.
  • Alpha Bitch: Claire, who's more conventionally beautiful and self-assured, bullies her younger sister Sadie for being fat and timid.
  • Arranged Marriage: Amira's parents were trying to set her up with various princes whom she found boring (and, since she's only shown as attracted to Sadie, probably wouldn't work out regardless). She ran away to become a hero again.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Subverted with a "FFFFUUUDGE!" after Amira's grappling hook is dislodged from the tower, causing her to begin falling.
  • Badass in Distress: Amira, when she's kidnapped by Claire. Usually she's quite able to handle herself, but is swept away with magic.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Princess Sadie refers to herself as having big bones. Several people are attracted to her, and the comic portrays her as a cute, stereotypical princess, which includes beauty.
  • Big Sister Bully: Sadie's sister, Claire, who belittles and ridicules her and puts her away in a tower.
  • Boyish Short Hair: As part of her overall more masculine look as an action girl tomboy, Amira has hers in a mohawk.
  • Butch Lesbian: Amira is an action girl always dressed in a uniform with a sword and her hair in a mohawk, while she goes around rescuing people, taking up the traditional male hero role. She falls for Sadie, with the epilogue showing them getting married.
  • Cool Horse: Amira's unicorn, Celeste, is capable of charging straight through brick walls (if bribed with cookies).
  • Crystal Ball: Claire spies on Sadie, Amira and Vladric using one.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Amira goes to rescue Sadie because she thinks she is screaming in distress... turns out she was actually singing.
  • Damsel in Distress: Sadie is introduced while locked in a tower, from which Amira rescues her. It crosses over with Deliberately Distressed Damsel as it's revealed she sabotaged many knights' attempts to rescue her.
  • Delinquent Hair: Amira’s hair is shaved into a mohawk. Subverted though as she's a hero, and no one perceives it as bad. In fact, Sadie agrees it's "kickass".
  • Distressed Dude: Vladric is stuck up a tree due to an ogre putting him there. Amira offers to help him down, but he's embarrassed because she's a girl and declines. She initially leaves in annoyance but Sadie convinces her not to leave him, so Amira gets him out anyway.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: The Ogre was just trying to express himself through dance, but his size and clumsiness unwittingly caused a lot of destruction to a village in the process.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Claire can do magic, and only uses it to harm other people.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It's about two princesses. Additionally, Amira and Sadie both mean “princess” in Arabic and Hebrew respectively.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: Sadie wears a long ballroom-style gown and veil in the epilogue while marrying Amira.
  • Forced Transformation: Claire plans on turning Sadie into a pig near the end. The spell instead backfires and she gets transformed into one.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Sadie, not least because she likes to spoil them with food.
  • Gentle Giant: The ogre is big and fearsome looking. He destroyed a village, but it was accidental. Actually he just wants to dance!
  • Girl in the Tower: Sadie, put there by Claire.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Zigzagged - Claire doesn't appear to be oppressing her subjects, but she torments her younger sister and is apparently willing to kill her to stay on the throne.
  • Grew a Spine: Sadie, due to her kind, shy nature, is cowed easily by her older sister at first. By the end she's learned to stand up against her (with Amira at her side).
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Sadie is blonde and has the kindly personality to match.
  • Head Butt Of Love: At the end, Amira and Sadie display their affection to each other by sweetly touching foreheads.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Claire has her transformation spell reflected by the dragon she appointed as Sadie’s jailer.
  • I Am Big Boned: Sadie claims this, but one insult which digs deep is calling her fat, showing that she's not secure in her own big-boned claim.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Sadie has blue eyes, and is quite the pure, shy girl starting out.
  • Insult of Endearment: “Butthead” becomes this for Vladric.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Sadie is long-haired and always wears dresses, acting in the most feminine way. Over the course of the story, she falls for Amira. They get married at the end.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Sadie has long hair as part of her overall feminine looks.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Celeste the unicorn for Amira and Oliver the (small) dragon for Sadie.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: Tomboy Amira and very girly Sadie become this at the end when they marry.
  • Meaningful Name: Both Sadie and Amira mean 'princess' in different languages.
  • Medium Awareness: Sadie's had enough princes try to rescue her that she recognizes the spontaneous roses around Amira's speech bubbles and tells her to go away. Amira also asks how long Sadie's hair is as a possible means of escape from her tower, and Sadie replies that she's not Rapunzel.
  • My God, You Are Serious!: Princess Amira stops laughing at her mother's idea that she could marry one of those "dull, vapid princes" when she realizes her mother means it.
  • Nice Girl: Sadie is a sweet girl whom everyone but her sister is charmed by.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: The ogre just wanted to dance, and destroyed a village through this accidentally.
  • Parental Abandonment: The father of Sadie and Claire, the late king, died from unknown causes in the past. It's implied that their mother was already dead from his last words to them.
  • Princess Classic: Sadie is a shy, kind, innocent girl with long hair who's always clad in a blue gown.
  • Queer Romance: The story is about two different princesses who end up falling in love.
  • Rebellious Princess: Amira runs away from her kingdom when her parents start forcing suitors on her.
  • Reluctant Ruler: Sadie, Amira, and Prince Vladric all shirk their royal responsibilities for their own reasons, though Sadie's reluctance is at least partly due to her sister constantly telling her she's not smart or capable enough to rule.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Amira is a princess who's a full-time sword-wielding hero who left her country to avoid an undesired arranged marriage, turning into a wandering hero.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When Amira finds out that her parents are planning to marry her off, it cuts to her fleeing with Celeste.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: When their father died and asked them to rule together, Claire locked Sadie in a tower. This was after Sadie outright admitted that she had no interest in ruling the kingdom, and that Claire was better suited to the job. However, she remains convinced that Sadie is out to take her place and continues to antagonize her, which ends up getting her turned into a pig by her own magic, meaning Sadie has to take the throne in her place after. Furthermore, Sadie overcomes her crippling lack of self-confidence in the process.
  • Shout-Out: The setup with Sadie locked in a tower is quite similar to Rapunzel. When inside without an easy way to get down, Amira even asks how long her hair is, but Sadie says to forget the idea-she's not Rapunzel.
  • Sweet Tooth: Celeste really, really likes cookies, so much that she barges through the base of a tall stone tower in running towards a (non-existent) cookie on the other side.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Amira and Sadie, respectively. The former is a short-haired, sword-wielding hero who always wears a military uniform, the latter a princess classic who's the picture of traditional femininity, always clad in a dress with long hair.
  • Tomboy Princess: Princess Amira. She has a mohawk, wears a military uniform, wields a sword and rescues people as a wandering hero.
  • True Blue Femininity: Sadie is usually drawn in a blue dress, and is a shy, kind girl.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Amira is black and a lesbian, as slowly revealed due to her attraction toward Sadie (whom she marries at the end). She's the only main character of color (Amira's parents appear briefly).
  • Unwanted Rescue: Prince Vladric gets stuck up a tree after being put there by the ogre he's trying to slay, and he refuses to be rescued by a girl.
  • The Usurper: Their father the king left his kingdom to Sadie and Claire jointly. However, Sadie wasn't keen on ruling, and Claire immediately seized it from her.
  • Warrior Princess: Amira is a princess who's a sword-wielding heroine in a military uniform.
  • Wedding Finale: Amira and Sadie marry in the epilogue, after they had been shown falling in love throughout the story.
  • The Wise Prince: Prince Taji tells Amira that they are fortunate to have been born into a position where they don't have to work or worry about money and that they should use their power to help their subjects.

Alternative Title(s): Princess Princess