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The Princess by Christine Smith is a Slice of Life webcomic about an elementary schooler named Sarah and the people around her.

Sarah is an archetypical girly-girly who loves everything pink and anything involving princesses. What sets Sarah apart from the rest of her schoolmates is she's transgender.

Unlike most webcomics about transgender people it's very fluffy, yet it still manages to show Sarah's trials and tribulations.


The Princess contains examples of:

  • Actual Pacifist: Sarah deals with regular attacks by bullies with completely pacifistic means. Possibly others, but we don't see the most likely candidates in conflicts where violence is likely.
  • Art Evolution: Noticeably. One of the most recognizable leaps was early on it switched from monochrome to full-color.
  • Battlecry: "Cry! HAVOK!"
  • Bi the Way:
    • Sarah is seemingly prone to crushes on anyone who is particularly noble to her, regardless of their gender.
    • Irma has also been seen crushing on boys in the past and is currently dating a girl.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Loads and loads of transgender characters of various sorts.
  • Daddy's Girl: Sarah's father is supportive of her femininity. Her mother not so much, though she slowly gets better.
  • Dreadlock Rasta: Marley, possibly also Rastafarian.
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  • Everything's Better with Princesses: At least Sarah thinks so. She's rarely seen without her crown.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Sarah goes grimdark. It doesn't last long. Happens again later.
  • Freudian Excuse: Penny and Chuck both have the same Abusive Parents.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Sarah. As well as being an Actual Pacifist, she goes out of her way to try to help the bullies that attack her.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Marta, Irma's girlfriend. Irma thinks she is a boy at the beginning of their relationship.
  • Loving Bully: Sarah is bullied by a boy who is attracted to her. We later learn he's so aggressive because he has Abusive Parents.
  • Mama Bear: Even before Wendy accepted Sarah as a girl, she did not tolerate anyone disrespecting her child, as seen when she blackmailed the principal after Sarah was being bullied in school and the principal refused to do anything about it.
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  • Mid-Battle Tea Break: Over the love of a comic book character.
  • Morality Chain: Sarah, for Irma. The two fall out for a bit, and things go badly.
  • More Popular Spinoff: It's more popular than the comic it's a spinoff of, Eve's Apple.
  • Princess Phase: Sarah is never seen without her princess clothes, much to her mother's disapproval. In the time skip, it appears she has outgrown this and is dressed more casually.
  • Puppy Love: Lots of crushes and talk of holding hands.
  • Rebellious Spirit: Irma is a Nominal Hero Lancer with strong Chaotic Neutral tendencies.
  • Time Skip: The comic was on hiatus for 2 years. When it returned, a 3 year time skip had also occurred in-universe.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Irma and Sarah, respectively.
  • Transgender:
    • Sarah starts the comic trying to get her mother to let her live as a girl.
    • Irma is genderfluid. Their family uses gender-neutral terms for them, since they sometimes identify as a boy, or some combination.
    • One of Sarah's friends, who she also has a crush on, is a trans boy.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Irma. Somewhat justified by their theatrical parents, but still a bit of a running gag.
  • You Have to Have Jews: ...and Muslims, Catholics, a Rastafarian, a Pastafarian... Tastefully done, but a very high concentration of religious diversity. Several short arcs examine various characters relationship to their religion.

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