- 19Aurora's only character-driven action was being none too pleased with meeting the prince - at first.
- 18A lovable and trustworthy girl, but no action figure.
- 17She wasn't very proactive - then again her role didn't allow her too.
- 16At least she was feisty!
- 15Cinderella gets some points for not sticking with fate.
- 14Jasmine is likable and her rage against unwanted potential husbands is understandable.
- 13Ariel gives off somewhat of a weird message - if you defy your parents, you'll turn out to be right?
- 12A loving, doting mother figure to all.
- 11A strong leader for her people, if it weren't for her decreased role at the hands of executive meddling.
- 10Shows girls that they can be high ranking officials too, but she gets injured halfway during Act II.
- 9Sassy, snarky and not accepting of love, but also brave and willing to make sacrifices.
- 8Rapunzel's spunk and joy in life enlighten those around her, but ultimately she doesn't commit to any kind of heroism.
- 7Nala is strong and aware of her duties - unfortunately she doesn't get much action.
- 6Nani bravely takes care of her little sister after their parents died and desperately tries to keep her out of the hands of social services.
- 5Belle does a lot of sacrificing to save those around her, but she won't accept a marriage proposal from a stronger man and she won't tolerate brutish behavior.
- 4In any other film, she would be just a victim. In here, she is defiant and strong at heart even when the odds are against her, and heroically intervenes in the climax.
- 3Pocahontas goes through a character arc of learning to be wise, respectful and choosing her own path. She grows into a leader, gives resonating speeches, chooses duty and rationalism over love and never ceases to jump in front of the wagon for those she loves.
- 2Princess Tiana works her ass off for whatever she achieves and is morally superior enough to resist a deal with the devil as an easy way out.
- 1Mulan teaches us that you needn't be a boy to be a man, and that being a man is about strength from the inside, bravery and learning to do what's right even when everyone tells you not to.