Top 10 Worst Female Disney Role Models

There are quite a lot of female Disney characters out there that can be bad influences. This doesn’t mean all of them are bad characters though.
The Top Ten
1 Elsa Queen Elsa of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.

She is such a bad influence for kids. I remember loving this movie when it first came in theaters and I actually watched it in the theater. I thought it was a good movie, but I hate Else so much in this movie now that I think about it. I get that she ran away because she was scared, but you should really learn to face your problems head on and not run away from them, and that is not what she was teaching kids by running away. She almost killed her sister and put so many other people in danger because of her actions. I get that she was scared and felt she had to run away, but it really isn't a good lesson to learn from a Disney character. She is a bad role model, but in the end, I still think she learned from her mistakes, which is a good lesson to kids.

Yeah sure. Run away from your problems. That's definitely the smart thing to do. I wasn't originally going to put Elsa on this list. I can understand why she ran away. She was scared and was afraid the people would attack her or something. I just needed one more character to add to this list. So I went with her. She should've just stayed in Arendelle and face her problems or at least try to fix what she caused. Running away doesn't help anyone. But again, I can kind of understand why she did it.

Um, aren't we going to forget that she has been humiliated by a total jerk? And she was keeping her powers a secret for a long time?

2 Joy Joy is the main protagonist of the 2015 Disney/Pixar animated feature film "Inside Out". She is one of the five emotions inside of Riley Andersen's mind and serves as the leader. Hence her name she is very positive and optimistic and wants nothing more but for Riley to be happy.

Amy Poehler is the most annoying thing on the planet. It's Joy's job to make sure that Riley is happy. Which is good, but she doesn't realize that sometimes people need to be sad to get through life. She pretty much tries to keep Sadness away at all times. There was even a moment in the movie when she decided to leave Sadness behind and not let her go back to headquarters. She managed to learn her lesson in the end, unlike Ariel, but still. She nearly tried to kill Sadness. Inside Out is still one of my favorite Pixar movies. Joy is just not a great character or a great role model. Especially since she's voiced by Amy Poehler.

3 Tiana Princess Tiana of Maldonia is a fictional main character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 49th animated feature film The Princess and the Frog.

If you're only kind to the people you get along with, then that's not the definition of kindness. That takes zero effort. Try being kind to people who stifle your dreams, hate your guts, and punish you constantly. Tiana is not kind to those whom she doesn't get along with. So, the fact is she isn't kind.

4 Ariel Princess Ariel is a fictional character and the title character of Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated film The Little Mermaid.

No argument here. She leaves her amazing life and risks getting everything destroyed for the sake of getting together with a human. I would've been more forgiving of this if her under sea life was terrible. But they go out of their way to show us how great she has it. So she's just a spoiled brat. Besides, what would've happened if Eric didn't love her back. He could've been gay for all she knows. Ariel would've been screwed. Ariel is so dumb that she is literally the EXACT opposite of Stephen Hawking! Too soon? Ariel is the worst thing to ever happen to this world! She is such a poorly written character! Even Jar Jar Binks is a better character than she is! She has absolutely no redeeming qualities! I don't know why people look up to her! If you can explain to me in detail how she is a good role model, I will take back everything I said.

Okay I could say she is a good role model becuase she teaches kids to follow their dreams no matter if they seem impossible. She teaches us no matter what others say follow what your heart thinks. She also teaches us to learn from our mistakes and not do them again. She teaches us to follow our heart and what it tells us to do follow it and that love can be difficult but we have to try till the end of time. Also Eric had love for Ariel that broke the spell he was under and that Eric loved her even if she was a mermaid or human or what form she teaches us that love was impossible to break even under a spell like they showed. She put Eric's life into danger and saved it by pulling Ursula to kill flotsam and jetsam. She saved Eric's life what we can thank her for she teaches us that land people and even if mermaids aren't real they are equal but who knows mermaids might be real And I'm sure megasoulhero would fall in love with Ariel if she saved his life two times once for drowning other ...more

She got married and knocked up at the age of 15. what disney?

I thought she would be number #1 before I clicked on it.

5 Megara Meg is a heroine from the Disney movie Hercules. Meg is the love interest for, the protagonist, Hercules. Meg sold her soul to Hades for her boyfriend's freedom. However, the (soon to be ex) boyfriend ended up cheating on her. Meg is scared of getting hurt again. However, once she sees how genuine Hercules's feelings for her are she learns to let herself love again.

She is such a (air horn)! She is my least favorite character in Hercules! And that says a lot! She pretty much does nothing but make smart aleck comments. She acts like she doesn't care about anything. Susan Egan is a great actress, but this isn't the kind of character people should imitate. I don't think people would want to be around other people like this. I've actually met people like this and they get on my nerves. It's not cool. It's not funny. It's just terrible.

Megara is also a jerk for betraying Hercules when he is always loving her.

Her face and her attitude is just unbearable!

6 Merida Princess Merida is a fictional character from Pixar's first ever Disney Princess film, Brave. She is a talented archer who wishes that she were not destined to become the Elegant Queen of Dun Broch. She is forced into a marriage betrothal by her mother, with whom she has a very negative relationship. more.

Merida is so annoying to me. First of all, she never listened to her mother, she went to a witch, got a potion, poisoned her mother with that potion, and then her mother turned into a bear. She is just a moody teen that wants everything her way, and that is just not a good lesson for kids. You are not always going to have everything your way, and that is just how life works. She runs away from her problems too and she almost got her mother killed. I do like the fact though that she doesn't think that she needs a prince like every other Disney princess out there, and it makes me happy knowing that she can at least show kids that you don't always need a man or a woman to get through life.

Not only does she have the worst name ever given to a Disney character, but she's also a moody teenager. I can't go as far as to say that she's a bad character. I understand that she doesn't want to be forced to marry someone she barely even knows. However, the lengths she goes through to try to stop this from happening are really uncalled for. I know she didn't mean to turn her mother into a bear, but she shouldn't have trusted some random witch. Hasn't her mother ever taught her not to accept some magic food from a witch that carves wood for a living?

7 Tinker Bell Tinker Bell, is a fictional character from J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and its 1911 novelization Peter and Wendy.

Only good thing I can say about her is that she has a nice butt. Also, she's voiced by Katara. So that's another thing worth noting. Tink has a lot of anger issues. She gets so jealous of Peter and Wendy that she actually tries to kill Wendy. Aren't fairies supposed to be the nicest creatures alive? There have been numerous times when I have had a crush on a girl and I would often find out that the girl I have a crush on already has a boyfriend. But I don't go out of my way to get rid of the boyfriend. I just try to get over it and move on. In some ways, Tink and I are kind of the same. She has anger issues and I have anger issues. At least I've been keeping my anger under control for the most part. As long as I don't have to watch that awful Taylor Swift music video with her awful dance moves again, then I'm fine.

8 Vanellope Von Schweetz

She's pretty much the definition of an annoying kid. She straight up steals Ralph's medal that he wanted so desperately to win so he can prove to everyone that bad guys can earn medals and she uses it as a coin to become a racer. If she wanted the medal so bad, she could've just asked. And again, she is just extremely annoying. This is the opposite of how kids should act. I don't hate her. I think she's adorable, but she is pretty irritating at times. I'm glad I got to see Sarah Silverman in person at the D23 Expo along with the other Disney princess voice actors. If they actually make Vanellope an official Disney princess after Wreck-it Ralph 2, that would be hilarious.

Bored? Destroy your home, forsake your friend, and join a violent gang.

She's even worse in the second movie, where she becomes a full-on manhating Tumblrina.

Selfishness is not cool.

9 Queen Iduna
10 Rey (Star Wars) Rey is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by British actress Daisy Ridley. First appearing as the central character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey is a scavenger who was left behind on the planet Jakku when she was a child, and later becomes involved with the Resistance's conflict with the First Order when her solitary life is interrupted by BB-8, the droid of ace Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, and the runaway Stormtrooper Finn.

Disney, please stop with forced feminism. I mean, if Rey can become a Jedi without being trained, are you saying that it can happen to all female characters and male characters need training? I'm sure it's a no. Rey is such a corrupted character so she deserves to turn into the Dark Side in episode 9.

The Contenders
11 Captain Marvel Ms. Marvel is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

A perfect example of forced feminism. I can't believe Disney/Marvel called her "the strongest avenger" even though we have stronger characters like Thor, Hulk, and Dr Strange. Her powers are lame and all she does is just blast things. She belongs with the ghostbusters reboot.

Brie Larson, who plays her, definitely is.

12 Shank (Ralph Breaks the Internet)

Fixed that earlier comment: I don't care if she's a lesbian! You don't convince little kids to join your violent edgelord gang! Especially not behind their friend's back.

Driving like a maniac and using assault weapons is cool. And anyone who thinks otherwise is just a stupid insecure manbaby. That's the message she sends.

13 Anna Princess Anna of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.

Someone keeps going to my worst things about Olaf's Frozen Adventure list each day just to keep voting for Anna. As I'm being shown in the notifications section in my messages. I literally have no idea why. And I'm pretty sure it's just one person who's constantly doing it. So I mainly added Anna to this list to experiment. She is still not a very good role model though. She meets a handsome guy and then is immediately willing to marry him. Even though most people don't get engaged until after a few months or more. And these two only met on that day, started dating that day, and got engaged that day. This doesn't make Anna a bad character though considering she hasn't left the castle in 10 years. So she got a little two excited. Plus, she learned her lesson at the end. Still, when someone asks you for your hand in marriage after only going out for such a short time, you shouldn't immediately say yes. Just one day isn't enough time to get to know each other. Also, ANNA AND HANS ARE NOT ...more

If I were Disney, I'd rather keep her as another silent, voiceless deaf-mute than force her to be another irritating loudmouth.

Which is why Gerda (Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen) rocks and rules as a classical canon heroine, whereas, Anna sucks and drools as a canon heroine.

That jerk, Disney should've given us a canon Anna who's at least not too naive.

14 Snow White Snow White is a fictional character from Disney's first ever film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves . She is Disney's first ever Disney Princess and is the only Disney Princess to have her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame .

Snow White is a very underrated Disney princess. I honestly consider her to be one of my favorites. Not just because she's the very first Disney princess to ever be created, but also because she has a kind heart and she is very cute. However, I feel like she is too kind. The Evil Queen disguises herself as Miley Cyrus and tricks Snow into eating a poisonous apple. I have no idea why she would trust her. First of all, she should know better than to talk to strangers. Second of all, the Evil Queen in disguise didn't seem very trustworthy. If I were Snow, I would've run away. Let this be a lesson for you. Don't accept apples from strangers.

She excepts a apple from a stranger and needs a price to save her! Terrible she should be more like meg, kid the, esmeralda, etc

She is horrible why does she need a man to save her?

Terrible she need a man to save her!

15 Nebula Nebula is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she is portrayed by Karen Gillan.
16 Aurora Aurora is a fictional character from the popular Disney Film, Sleeping Beauty and the 2015 Live Action Release, Maleficent. She is commonly known as Sleeping Beauty and is one of the group Disney Princesses. She is a unique Disney Princess as in her film, Sleeping Beauty, she has a total of 18 minutes more.
17 Mei Lee (Turning Red)

She was drawing sexy inappropriate stuff and attacked Tyler over a matter that had nothing to do with him.

18 Ming Lee (Turning Red)
19 Sofia (Sofia the First)
20 Evil Queen

Why is she the lowest on the list?

21 Ella

Disney remakes suck. This movie for example ruins a perfectly good character. If you like this character, you probably haven't seen the original movie. Ella is way too nice. She always sees the good in people no matter how mean they are. This is a nice trait, but sometimes you have to accept that not everyone is a good person. Just look at our current president. The original Cinderella was kind but still had a spine. Ella pretty much tells us that if you don't do anything, something good will happen to you as shown when she gets locked in her room. Not only that, but she makes it seem like only looks matter. As if all women should care about is being pretty. The entire movie is sexist. I hate Ella. Terrible character.

22 Pocahontas Pocahontas is a title character in Disney's 33rd animated feature film Pocahontas, and its direct-to-video sequel Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World.
23 Holley Shiftwell (Cars 2)
24 Mirabel Madrigal (Encanto)

Though to be fair, her abuela (who's not listed) is much worse of one.

25 Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls) Mabel Pines is one of the lead characters of the Disney XD animated series Gravity Falls. The character is voiced by Kristen Schaal, and designed by the series creator, Alex Hirsch. She is inspired by Hirsch's own twin sister, Ariel Hirsch. She is a caring, boy-crazy 12 year old girl that spent the more.
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