Now that I've seen Frozen, here's my list as it currently stands. Certain princesses have grown on me, others have fallen. This list isn't really concrete though.
The only princess I truly dislike. To me, she's the equivalent of Princess Fiona from Shrek, just a Disney Princess parody. A cookie cutter cliche. There's next to nothing unique about her, and the few unique traits that she does have are awful ones, bad etiquette. Yeah, so for me, Merida is the redheaded stepchild of the DP line-up. Sorry.
A regal and ethereal goddess with the voice of an angel. The epitome of romanticism and femininity. She carries herself with a graceful stride and womanly beauty. The short time we spend with her, she leads us into her world of hopeless romance and endless fantasy, then she leaves us begging for more. I adore Aurora, a dreamy little girl but also a gorgeous young woman.
A princess who is proud of who she is. She takes pride in being eccentric and expressing her individuality. She doesn't care about what other people think of her, she just uses her love of books to escape her provincial life. A kindhearted and nurturing soul who sees the good in people as well as the monsters hidden within others. She's selfless, unique and a heroine in her own right. No matter the time period, Belle is a phenomenal woman.
A childlike wonder yet an unexpected badassitude. She's an eager wide eyed prodigy, with a thirst for knowledge and a vast set of talents and interests to fulfill it. A representation of self empowerment, always bettering herself with a positive outgoing attitude, never letting her fears hinder her from the world she had always been hidden from. Rapunzel is a wonderful contradiction of childish innocence and kick ass heroism.
Literally from the very first moment we laid eyes on her, we get sense of her spirituality. In contrast to that, we see a wild daredevil who pushes boundaries. All wrapped up in a rare combination of athleticism and grace. She embodies feminism, environmentalism, and equality. Not only is Pocahontas a princess but she's an amazing role model for all human beings to look up to.
The quirkiest, funniest, goofiest, most endearing princess to date. She may be clumsy and awkward, but that's what makes her so amazing. She holds her own in the most dangerous situations and faces them with an enthusiasm and sense of humor never seen before. Anna may not succeed at everything, but she always gets back up without a second thought and for me, that's what makes her a spectacular princess.
7. Snow White
Here's a princess that needs no introduction. The very essence of sunshine and happiness. She's an eternally sweet, optimistic and cheerful individual, glowing with positive energy. But there's a hint of spice and spunk to her sweet side, not to be questioned. And she's as simple as that, need I say more? Snow White is the princess that started it all, and boy did she start it with a bang.
The most beautiful being to come out of the ocean. She's a rebellious unstoppable force of nature, which is complimented by her fun loving effervescence. She always maintains her bubbly persona and thrill for discovery. A cute curious creature with a need for adventure and knack for breaking the rules. Ariel may be flawed but that's what makes her the most beautiful princess.
A strong belief in the value of hard work and a down to earth outlook on life, she is the princess of realism. She is the princess of determination, drive, diligence and dedication. She made her dream come true and her family proud through her own accomplishments. Modest and sophisticated, Tiana is a business woman first and a princess second, now that's a good role model.
A timid, shy and gentle soul possessing a tremendous power within waiting to be unleashed. She sacrificed her freedom and happiness for the good of her family. She thinks only of the safety of others and manages to bravely face an inner demon on her own. But everyone has a breaking point and she remained as reserved as she could when pushed to her limit. Elsa is truly a queen.
Another princess who put up with turmoil but still keeps her calm, poise and dignity. She refuses to stoop to the level of those beneath her and keeps her held high and her beautiful smile wide despite her circumstances. She hopes for a better life but never once protests the life she was given. And in the end, Cinderella is finally rewarded for her patience and kindness when her tragic story transforms into a fairytale.
She's feisty, fiery and fierce with a feline allure. A sultry flirt with a sassy attitude and desire for freedom. She's not afraid to speak her mind and not afraid to demand what she wants. She's an opinionated and outspoken young woman in a time where it was scandalous to do so. A headstrong spitfire with a hot temper yet a sultry sexy temptress with a cleverness to match. Jasmine is a unique treasure who I will cherish always.
The epitome of heroism, the very definition of badass and an inspiration to young people everywhere. She's courageous, cunning, intelligent and selfless. She will do anything to protect the people she loves. She achieves amazing unthinkable actions all while growing into a confident strong young woman. Her quick wit, bravery and tenacity are not only to be admired but respected. Mulan may not be a princess but she's something even more special, a hero. And that is why she is my favorite.
Well there you have it, I seem to have a thing for the color blue, judging by my top four. You know, to be fair I think I might do an article on what I dislike about each princess, except Merida of course. Especially considering I was so positive across the board for the other 12 princesses.
Thanks for reading!