In the last twenty years since a variety of movies were brought together under the umbrella of Disney princesses, the world's best-known group of princesses have become a cultural touchstone. Millions of little girls dress up as them and imagine what it would be like to be them. They sell lunchboxes, duvet covers, toys, books and, of course, movies. While they are a racially diverse group, they all look very similar, with minuscule waists, very long hair and similarly-shaped faces - and though they have gotten feistier in recent years, not until the last couple of movies did they consistently have agency in their own plots.
This is why Disney is not the first or last word when it comes to princesses - which makes sense, since of course Disney is an American company and America has never had a princess. There are plenty of other princesses out there, slaying their own dragons, inheriting their own kingdoms, and making hard choices about their destinies and those of their people. Some of them wield magic, while others have only their wits or real weapons to keep them and their loved ones safe. Let's find out which of these heroic princesses who aren't from the House of Mouse you are most like!
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