The two most popular Disney women outside of the DP franchise. These two exotic beauties are definitely fan favorites when it comes to Animated Heriones, so why aren't they apart of the official line-up? The main reason people complain about Mulan being an official princess is that she gets recognized when these two ladies don't. Even though Megara is closer to royalty than her and Esmeralda is pretty much equal to Mulan. So basically I'm going to do the same thing I did with Merida. Look at the Pros and Cons of adding Esmeralda and Megara to the line-up. The only difference is, Merida still has a chance to be a Disney Princess. For these two that ship as sailed, but at least they get to be in merchandise every once in a while. You'll also notice that I'm alittle more detailed in this article, fully explaining my points. Let's get started.
-Esmeralda's Spanish and Megara's Greek, adding alot more diversity to the line-up.
-Megara ends up with Hercules, the son of a God. She may not be a princess but she is royalty.
-Both girls sing in their films, God Help The Outcasts and I Won't Say I'm In Love are both popular songs.
-Both women are great role models for young girls to look up to.
-Megara is role model for young ladies in that she refuses to be a damsel in distress
-Esmeralda is a good role model for people as whole. She wants to put an end to prejudice.
Reasons Why Not
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-Both of their films are failures by Disney's standards. They didn't do terrible by any means but in comparison to The Lion King and Aladdin it's pretty bad.
-Neither of them are the main character in their movies. Let's be honest here, Jasmine just got lucky because her film earned alot of money.
-Esmeralda's movie is rather dark, mature and not very suitable for a franchise for little girls.
-Megara's design is completely outta whack compared to the other princesses.
Personally, I really want these two to be offiicial Disney Princesses and it really bothers me that they're not. With all the other heriones, like Jane, Alice, Kida, Nala, Lilo, it's easy to see why they're not apart of DP. But with Megara and Esmeralda, it's harder pinpoint why because they fit the criteria so well. They sing, they fall in love and they're from different cultures. I truly don't understand why Disney won't acknowledge these strong and beautiful ladies. I love Esmeralda's sex appeal and I love Megara's deadpan snarker attitude. Maybe one day Disney will see the errors of their ways. For now, I'm comfortable with the official line up but it could be much better with these two action girls.