Well! This was pretty overdue. I wrote my 가장 좋아하는 디즈니 Princesses list years 이전 (which I am now less than satisfied with, and may need to rewrite) but have done no 기사 ranking any general animated girls. So this might be a bit long, but I hope 당신 enjoy! Honorable mentions:
Eilonwy, The Chipettes, The Three Good Fairies, Flora, Tecna, Raven, Misty, Jane Porter, Captain Amelia, Wendy Darling, Pocahontas, Katrina 봉고차, 반 Tassel, Moana, Tiana, Lottie, Nakoma, Duchess and Marie, Marina, Miriam, Odette, Amalthea, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Neptune, Sailor Jupiter, Sophie Hatter, Lorna, Honey Lemon, Aunt Cass, Bo Peep, Barbie, Nala, Crysta, 양치류, 고 사리 Arable, Mrs. Brisby, Abbey Bominable, Twyla. (I'm sorry, I really love
animated girls. Sue me.)
Traditionally, these lists have ten 또는 occasionally fifteen 또는 twenty rankings. But I 사랑 these ones so much I had to incude them. The only reason they didn't make the special 상단, 맨 위로 10 is because I just 사랑 the others a bit more. 13. Widow Tweed: The Strong Heroine
This lady is the whole reason I expended the ranking. Tweed has some 믿을 수 없는 strength. She realizes Tod's life is 더 많이 important than her own loneliness, and while her absolute grief in letting him so is obvious, she does it anyway. Then there's standing down Amos Slade driving right towards her without even blinking and unhesitatingly firing his gun off and throws it back to him hard. SHE DESERVES 더 많이 APPRECIATION. And all of her scenes with Tod are so touching. I can never resist characters that are gentle with animals, and clearly she loves all of hers. I'm incapable of not bawling during "Goodbye May Seem Forever" and can hardly write about it without tearing up. Old people crying always gets me, and I know too well what it's like to say goodbye to a pet 당신 really loved. One of the worst times of my life was being forced to watch my cat Zena get sick from whatever the cause was (we couldn't even afford doctors ourselves) until she passed away while we were out, and I'm still not over that. But at least Tweed seems to get a happy ending of sorts, with the hinted romance between her and the finally-chilled-out Amos. And she deserves it. 당신 don't see a lot of old lady characters given much screen time 또는 respect but Tweed is awesome. I might need to 옮기기 her up sometime.
12. 제비꽃, 바이올렛 Parr: The Wallflower Heroine
"Amos Slade, 당신 trigger-happy lunatic! GIVE ME THAT GUN!"
I clicked so hard with 제비꽃, 바이올렛 when her movie came out. I was so much like her at that age- super introverted, saucy, didn't fit in at all with my classmates, turbulent relationship with my troublemaking little brother who even looked just like Dash, and even started wearing my hair in my face to be 더 많이 like her. The only thing I don't really care for is how her character development is done. he goes from insecure, shy, and reserved to outgoing and confident pretty fast, and entirely changes her style within a few months at best. It came off as a little forced to me; couldn't she still wear dark 색깔 또는 keep the baggy jeans, so it still felt natural? But anyway, she's one of the best done 픽사 characters, I think. Very intelligent and observant for her age, and I 사랑 her powers. I also 사랑 that 당신 don't get many shy heroines. She may 또는 may not have been an inspiration for one of my own superhero OCs.
11. Ghoulia Yelps: The Witty Heroine
Helen: You're in charge until I get back, Violet. Dash: What! Violet: 당신 heard her.
Let's face it: nerdy girls get pretty poor representation inthe media. For starters, we barely exist. Nerd characters are pretty much always male and girls are either prissy girly cheerleader types 또는 ladettes. And when we do get nerdy women, they're usually a bit stereotyped 또는 aren't allowed to really be into pop culture stuff (I'm looking at you, Big Bang Theory; I mean, would it really have killed them to at least let Amy like superheroes?). But Ghoulia is awesome. She's unapologetically a nerd. She's smarter than anyone, snarky, loves comic 책 and computers. She's also
allowed to like fashion, be pretty, and have a boyfriend, because none of these things need to negate the other. Also, she's hilarious- check out her diary entries sometime. She's pretty eloquent for someone who only speaks in moans.
10. Spectra Vondergeist: The Ethereal Heroine
*incoherent zombie moans*
The bright, if mysterious, ghost writer (ha... get it?) who refuses to share much of her past to keep herself interesting. Shy and reserved, she somehow still manages to have a rather forceful personality and some impulse control problems. That said, she's still considerably nicer than her book counterpart, who was just a mean gossiper. This Spectra still loves to write, but her imagination is so wild she can hardly differentiate her stories from reality half the time. She has a little 더 많이 depth than the other monsters and I 사랑 it. And after the Boogeyman (it was so hard to pick between her and Twyla as my 가장 좋아하는 monster- and Twyla does deserves a special mention for being perfectly happy with her loner status, which 당신 never see), ghosts/phantoms are some of my 가장 좋아하는 monsters.
9. Rose Quartz: The Empathetic Heroine
"Sometimes I only hear half of what 당신 say, and it's up to my creative side to figure out the rest."
Yes, she's from a TV show, but I'm counting her anyway. Rose is a unique heroine. An incredible strategist, fighter, and leader who defeated Homeworld when the odds were vastly stacked against her and the other Crystal Gems, a gem created to be a super-strong warrior. And also the most feminine character with the biggest heart, the ability to feel utter sorrow when others were in pain, to see beauty in ugly 또는 ordinary things, to hate unnecessary violence. Also, while she may be "dead", she leaves a huge presence on the show seen through characters' speaking of her, memories, and videos. She's avoids every dead mom trope out there 의해 somehow managing to still be an active character. And she also doesn't get the heavy idealization mom/wife characters often get. The Gems and Greg definitely do this to her, but Steven learns Rose wasn't perfect- though she was
at 심장 a very well intentioned, kind person who ultimately did what she thought was right. (On a lesser note, can I take a 분 to appreciate how the show completely avoids portraying all of its girly characters as bad guys? Rose, Lapis, Sapphire, and Pearl are all sympathetic while it's actually the rough, aggressive Jasper who is a villain (and even she is sympathized with). I am so tired
of only the tomboys/nerds getting to be the 히어로즈 while the girly ones are either high school mean girls 또는 vampy villains. Rant over.) I wish so much she could meet Steven. When he "meets" her in her room only for him to remember it's just a simulation and the video tape she leaves him never fail to make me tear up.
8. Lady: The Genteel Heroine
"Isn't it remarkable, Steven? This world is full of so many possibilities. Each living thing has an entirely unique experience. The sights they see, the sounds they hear. The lives they live are so complicated... and so simple."
Now, I'm much 더 많이 of a cat person, but what is there to hate about Lady? She's the best pet anyone could have. She's fiercely protective of her family and loves them dearly. She's the definition of "silk hiding steel": when she finds out Tramp is a player and hurt her feelings, she puts him right in his place, and she shows utter dignity at all times, calmly telling Jock getting physical with him isn't necessary. She's demure but open minded to adventure, though at the end of the 일 she's happier with a secure family life. Her 강아지 scenes are also adorable. She's probably my 가장 좋아하는 디즈니 female animal, definitely the most beautifully animated one.
7. Alice: The Logical Heroine
"Who is Trixie? And Lulu? And Fifi? And Rosita Chiquita Jua- whatever her name is?"
The sweet, prim and proper little girl with a big imagination who gets 더 많이 than she asked for when she wants something weird to happen in her life. She's exceedingly polite, but she doesn't put up with rudeness from people- and a good thing too, because the Wonderland inhabitants for the most part are, unfortunately, little else but rude to her. I just 사랑 her mix of classy English rose with a very appropriate snippiness to other people's bad manners. I also really relate to her theme song "In a World of My Own", and if I didn't already wish "Learn Me Right could be my own theme song, this one would be it. She's also one of the funniest heroines IMO, if not always intentionally, for how frustrated she gets with the mad characters. I don't blame her for finally getting sick of Wonderland's crap, and I can't believe she's been slammed for just crying! She was a 로스트 little girl who's been shrunk, shouted at, washed up, held up in her journey, and that's before almost getting killed. She's great, though sadly a lot of AIW 팬 cling 더 많이 to the "we're all mad/NoRmAl PeOpLe ScArE mE" nonsense from the 버튼, burton remake than have actual appreciation for the 책 또는 디즈니 movie 또는 Alice herself.
6. Cinderella: The Enduring Heroine
"In my world, the 책 would be nothing but pictures."
신데렐라 has FINALLY gotten 더 많이 of the respect she deserves in recent years, but sometimes she still gets bashed as a gold digger 또는 pushover. Yeah, go live with an abusive family with no friends, resources, 또는 even constitutional rights to help, and see how well 당신 do. 신데렐라 has some truly amazing endurance. Her family treats her like dirt and she still finds reasons to smile and laugh every day. She's one of my biggest role models. But as optimistic as she is, even she has her limits. She has 더 많이 awareness than Snow White that her life is hard and realizes there's only so much she can do, and finally does break when the stepsisters ruin her dress. She also obviously resents her stepfamily's attitude- 당신 can see it in her tone, expressions. Of all the princesses that get called stupid, 신데렐라 is the one that baffles me the most. She's perceptive and very wise about her situation. She represents the most to me what it means to be a 디즈니 Princess and as someone who was also abused growing up with a similar sense of humor, she's one of the characters I relate most to.
5. Anna: The Loving Heroine
"Maybe I *should* interrupt the, uh... 'music lesson'."
I originally preferred Elsa but at last I see the liiiight <3 I watched 겨울왕국 sure I wouldn't like Anna much but my 사랑 for her as grown every year. I aspire to be like Anna 더 많이 than any 디즈니 girl. She's 메리다와 마법의 숲 in the truest sense, forgiving, and has so much unconditonal love. Really, how many people do 당신 know who would sacrifice themselves for someone 당신 truly believed intended to hurt 당신 and didn't 사랑 you? While to a degree I wish Anna had 더 많이 사랑 for HERSELF because she deserves it, I completely admire her selflessness. And yes- she is selfless. 당신 can make mistakes and be selfish sometimes and still do selfless things. That's another thing: Anna makes a lot of mistakes. Obviously. She's too rash and follows her 심장 too much and instigates sometimes. I blame her naivete purely on her upbringing like Snow's (and I do find it a valid excuse, because Elsa was naive too in her own way). Also, she's gorgeous. I think Elsa's colorful makeup and skintight dress make people forget what a natural beauty Anna is, but she has one of my 가장 좋아하는 animated heroine looks.
4. Ice/Tora Olafsdotter: The Heroine-Next-Door
"Hang in there, Joan!"
Ice is actually a DC comic book character, a Nordic, white-haired, sheltered princess with ice magic (sound familiar?), but I like both the comic version of her and the cartoon, so I'm counting the latter. They chose to portray the somewhat naive Tora as 더 많이 of a ditzy Cloudcuckoolander, but she's still the nicest member of the team, honest to a fault, hilarious, and I 사랑 her. Ice doubts her importance on the International Justice League. J'onn tries to reassure her that she's the 심장 of the bunch but Tora just can't see it against the "cooler" 또는 더 많이 accomplished heroes. I can really relate to this- I know I'm smart, but I feel like I've done nothing impressive with my life and aren't good enough at anything to stand out 또는 make a living out of and it really depresses me sometimes. Tora also has a great friendship with the 더 많이 rambunctious Fire/Beatriz de Costa, as well as an on/off again romance with the jerkiest Green Lantern ever, Guy- but she refuses to waste time on him when he doesn't show her respect, so she's no pushover. Anyway, 당신 just don't see many 히어로즈 like Ice, the sweet, girly ones (who just happens to have my 가장 좋아하는 element <3)
3. Pearl: The Exemplary Heroine
"Beatriz... 당신 always did care too much."
당신 know how people complain about wanting strong female characters? Who have negative traits and make mistakes while still get sympathetic portrayals? 당신 know how a lot of those people still complain when they get a character who is exactly all of that and say she's awful/selfish/mean/etc? Hi! You've just met Pearl and half the Steven Universe fandom's view on Pearl. I immediately loved her. She's precise, smart, good at what she does. She doesn't particularly like Earth, but she fights for it anyway, because that's what Rose Quartz wanted, and she loved and respected Rose. Pearl is also, frankly: a worriwart, easily embarrassed, brutally honest, super
proud, insecure, needs others to know she's right. She misses 집 and has deep emotional issues. AND ALL OF THIS MAKES HER GREAT. She tries so hard to be the best she can be, even though she was "only" made to be basically a living purse: a pretty object that shuts up and holds your stuff. She sticks to her 총 and never lets people treat her like crap. She's ladylike, prim, but loves a good fight. She's "strong in the real way": she uses her genius and agility to taunt and take down an aggressive gem the size of a building. She can also admit her mistakes and forgive others. She's so inspiring and relatable to me, and she also has one of my 가장 좋아하는 voices ever. I seriously can't say enough- 당신 just need to go watch an episode!
2. Fluttershy: The Sensitive Heroine
"I *am* a gem of many talents. A dedication to fact is just one of them."
My actual spirit animal ❤️ I couldn't believe how much I related to Flutters when I started watching this show; it was almost like watching myself (though admittedly Flutters is considerably 더 많이 patient and kind than I). We were bullied growing up, prefer quiet time 또는 time with 동물 to crowds and parties, get terrible anxiety when it comes to being the center of too much attention, 사랑 nature, are sensitive and, to copy Hitchcock's 설명 of Grace Kelly, are snow covered volcanos: calm and gentle on the surface with some hidden passion. We can only be pushed so hard before we snap back. I honestly cried watching "Hurricane Fluttershy" because besides it just being terrible to see Flutters so distraught, the deep rooted rage over her bullying hit 집 pretty hard. She's also just like the Classic Princesses, which I love. It's so nice having a character who is shy/socially anxious and is allowed to not do a 180 on her personality a la Violet, because 1) overcoming flaws doesn't happen that fast and 2) people really need to realize there is nothing wrong with not being outgoing, extroverted, 또는 loud. Also, her friendship with Rarity is one of my favorites and I 사랑 everything
about her (cough romantic) relationship with Discord, both of whom have really helped the other grow for the better.
1. Three-way tie:
"Um, if 당신 could not maybe yell so much, 또는 maybe stop saying words all together."
Sally, the Independent Heroine
Aurora, the Idealistic Heroine
Snow White, the Optimistic Heroine
Are 당신 made I couldn't just pick one? Haha, too bad. I 사랑 all three to pieces and I can't decide.
Aurora- Oh, Aurora. While 신데렐라 defenders have been rising and even Snow has started to gain 더 많이 fans, 당신 remain the least respected 디즈니 heroine ever. But I'm a sucker for the underrated ones. And yes, I DO think she's underrated. I think Walt carefully constructed her character and that we learn a lot about what we see. (And again I say, if 당신 took any of the other DPs and gave them the same screen time, you'd learn just as much about their personalities. Plus, 재스민 속, 재 스민 and Elsa already have far less anyway.) She's lovely in ever sense. I agree with Phillip, she hardly appears to be human, 더 많이 of a fairy herself with her otherworldly voice, poise, and royal air. But she's real. All grown up and ready to be an adult, Rose longs for romantic companionship, as is only natural for her age and as a heavily sheltered girl. She respects the fairies' wishes but mentally, much like Cinderella, defies their rules. She dreams and hopes they might come true. She watches out for it- she wonders if there's somehow a connection between the birds' rituals and her own life. She also shows a lot of strength in her reaction to the truth of her life. Would it be easy to lash out, run away to be with her crush, 또는 throw a fit? Of course, but that she doesn't and instead mourns her old life and Phillip in dignity is pretty inspiring. I don't mind if she lacks development; not every character needs that to be great in every story.
"But 당신 know something? I've fooled them. I *have* met someone."
Snow- the one that started it all. She gets so much hate just for daring to want 사랑 after being treated like crap from her only family member. What an awful person. She doesn't let it get her down, though. I know many say her optimism is unrealistic, and maybe so, but I don't mind. I wish I had half as much of her thick skin. I mean, she wasn't made to be a complex character, 더 많이 of an ideal for the audience to root for and give warm feelings to. And that's fine. She's not the deepest, but she's quite well-rounded. She is nowhere near the spineless doormat people often say she is. Did they somehow miss the part where she demands
the dwarves wash up if they want to eat their own 음식 in their own house? I think Snow's one of those people who think they know what's best for you. She's incredibly sympathetic- she almost got murdered, has no parents of her own, but worries that the "childen" might be orphans. I also don't think she's stupid. She knew the hag was shifty, but she couldn't very way say no without looking rude (which to someone like Snow, is probably the same as spitting in her face). She was also pretty sheltered and really believed in magic. Also, she didn't "pine" after the Prince; she was content to have fun with the dwarves while avoiding Grimhilde. She's a 레이 of sunshine. She's iconic, and paved the way for pretty much every succeeding animated heroine after her, so like her 또는 not, but her kind, cheerful personality is a staple in the 디즈니 legacy. I've always loved her.
"Ohhh, 당신 must be Grumpy."
Sally- Sally, like Aurora, is a young (kind of?) adult who is restless and tired of the chafing rules she lives under. She works for a grouchy guy who doesn't appreciate her, and is too shy to confess her feelings for her good friend, Jack. For a girl made of leaves and cloth, she's actually quite human. I, like Sally, can relate to wanting to get out and seeing 더 많이 of the town but being unable to do so. And I think this was better presented than Belle in BATB, because she doesn't appear to have anything holding her back at all, but Sally is kept busy as a maid/cook and does
care for her creator. We also have similar taste in guys, don't feel like anyone listens to us 또는 takes us seriously, have similar hobbies, are soft-spoken and like cats. And in contrast to her sweet, modest, ladylike personality, Sally DOES stand up for herself sometimes, and is 메리다와 마법의 숲 enough to try to help Jack 의해 sneaking into Oogie's lair all alone. There isn't a single thing I dislike about Sally. She's cute, has a relatable mix of fear/courage that I find realistic, she's feminine and introverted, and has an impulsive side.
Dr. Finkelstein: That's twice this 월 you've slipped deadly 가지 속의 식물, 밤잠, 식물 into my 차 and run off. Sally: Three times!
If 당신 read that entire thing, awesome! I have the worst time ranking any 가장 좋아하는 thing of mine so it's not absolute. Thanks for reading!