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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 independent, strong- willed and spunky. Just because she doesn't choose to get married at the end doesn't make her deserve the bottom of the list! And her hair is AMAZING!

Merida is the first disney princess to have no prince! She is really strong, independent and BRAVE of course! And I love her archery skills. She should be in the top 5. I like how she is not like the other princesses, how she chooses not to act like a princess and not to get married and just stick with what she likes. She is so brave because she tried to change her mother and there comes a problem. She fixed the problem by trying to stop her dad. She always use all her bravery and saves the day. She cares about her and she cares about her family. Merida absolutely does not need a prince. With her all her bravery with her she is safe without a prince!

Merida is the most courageous out of all the Disney Princesses. She is strong - willed and spunky. She is one of the first Princesses to teach girls that you don't need a man to save you, and she is also an amazing fighter, which is rather inspirational. Like Princess Jasmine, she shows that one shouldn't just rush into marriage. Merida is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Best of all, she and her brothers convey what a true sibling relationship is like. They get on each other's nerves and sometimes bicker, but they show that you will always care for them and that you will always be there for each other. Merida is not your average princess, and that is something that makes her very special.

Where do I even start? First of all, she was the first official Disney princess to not have a prince in her movie! At all! Not even a male secondary character! Also she is hilarious, and her movie has such a good message. Brave had good animation, acting, and plot. Unlike most Disney princesses, she is a real tomboy and works hard. And she is an actual princess. Most of the others marry into royalty or aren't even royalty. Also, she is the first Disney princess to actually have red hair. Ariel doesn't count. That bad red hair was the worst. And Merida has personality. Most of the others are all the same. Merida has spunk, fire, and energy. Even though she isn't the most popular Disney princess, she is still one of the best! - superfan

The one and only princess so far who doesn't get married in the end - searching for someone and something in the future!

Merida is AWESOME. Most Disney princesses dream of falling in love or try to make their dream come true but Merida (and Elsa) don't do this. Ok, Merida wants to be free but she doesn't want to get married as she still has her whole life ahead of her. Elsa and Merida are basically the only Disney princesses who don't follow the same falling in love/fulfilling a dream storyline the others all follow. I personally think that's what makes me like them even more than the others.

To be honest with you I hate watching Disney films such as frozen or tangled were they sing and fall in love and such. But merida has a tomboy feel and breaks that mold. This is why I love watching brave I don't care about the story line as long as there is no SINGING. Also unlike other films about Disney princesses this is unisex as it is aimed at both boys and girls. Also I love the fact that merida doesn't pick any of the suitors and stays single I love parts like that.

She is beautiful, BRAVE, duh, the best archer ever and I think she should be at least number five. I am so her biggest fan... Same with Rapunzel... Maybe princess Anna when the time comes. Who couldn't love Merida!?

She SO adorable! Not to mention her gorgeous red hair. But putting looks aside, she is the most outspoken, strong willed of all princesses which I am happy to see. She isn't too ditzy (like Anna and Rapunzel), has a sense of adventure, and has the archery skills of an elf. Also, she has a cool accent and that counts for a lot!

She and Elsa are my favorite because they don't need boyfriends to protect them, they can defend themselves. And on top of that, they haven't had any princes, and even if they did, they boyfriends would probably be scared of them. - williamrozario

Merida is awesome. Her hair adds to her character but also she is an incredible archer. She split an arrow in half with another arrow. Also even though she turned her mother into a bear she worked her butt off trying to turn her back. And Merida didn't need a guy's help (except for her brothers). Brave proves to girls that they are strong and they don't always need a man's help.

I am honestly dissapointed at the results of this poll, sure, Merida is in the top ten, but only 5% have voted for her. I respect that people have their opinions, but Merida has it all. She is rhe FIRST princess to not need a man to save her. Mulan also in a way, but still relied at one point on a man. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF HOW PEOPLE ARE SAYING FROZEN IS THE FIRST MOVIE TO PASS THE POINT THAT WOMEN don't NEED MEN TO SAVE THEM! And because she didn't want to marry, she fought for what she beleived in. not acting like a damsel in distress. I'm also tired of hearing how she is a brat. don't get me started on Anna. Merida is amazing at archery which is hard to do. Lastly her appearance. She is beautiful in such a natural way, she isn't so skinny that you wonder if she is anorexic and her hair IS SO DAMN FINE AND MAGICAL. Merida is the best princess hands down.

Why Merida is awesome:
She doesn't need a man
She has awesome hair (Just like mine only red! )
She shows remorse for her actions
Super feminist
She doesn't have a super annoying Oh-I'm-the-victim-save-me voice
She is awesome at archery
She is the only princess to be saved by her mother
She doesn't sing

Maybe you argue Elsa is a feminist and doesn't need a man.
1( Elsa didn't come across a man when she ran away. She didn't do much. And Elsa wears showy clothes with lots of make up. Merida wears a simple dress and NO make up.

So, Merida is awesome.

Finally, someone who gets off her butt and takes her future into her own hands. One of the most human princesses on the list.

I'm a dude and I'll say.. She is super beautiful, brave... And she fights for what she believes in! She shot a bear in the face. Brave was even in dedication to Steve jobs. :')

She is strong, brave, independent and actually acts likes teenage unlike the others DP's but while she is rebellious and strong-willed, she is shown to be caring about her family :) I LOVE HER! Deserves to be in the top 5 alteast

Brave, outstanding, and very inspirational to young girls! Merida embraces what it's actually like being royal and shows it's not all perfect. She does what she wants and doesn't let anyone stop her. And not to mention her outrageous red hair that looks Stupendous!

All the princesses have love interests. All the other princesses do nothing but singing. But Merida doesn't. This is why I like her. She isn't even interested at it. She also proved, that girls are not just born for marriage and singing

I really like Merida not only because she's Scottish or her hair is spectacular, it's that she isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in. She will fight for her freedom. Merida is by far, the best princess.

Merida and her mother got into a fight and then her mom turned into a bear. She then realized she didn't know what she had until she let it go. Her mom and her fix their problems in the end and Merida is one awesome Archery athlete!

She is amazing, brave, strong and independent! I've always wanted a princess like her! Ariel, move it! A new flame-haired princess is in town!

1. She doesn't need ably to save her life; or a boy at all! 2. She has awesome hair. 3. First Irish Disney princess! 4. Shes super selfless kind and just plain awesome! 5. GO MERIDA! #SUPER COOL

Merida is the bravest Disney princess she does not fall for some prince and she is not just be some pricy princess she is brave which is what defines her and I would love to be as brave as her I mean who doesn't like a nice brave lady.

I don't even like disney! I despise their princesses, yet I absolutely love Merida. She's strong willed, brave, stubborn, clever, fiesty and isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Unlike most disney princesses, she always voices her opinion and refuses to be tied down or pushed around. Merida is such an amazing role model for young girls and I think she should definitely be top of my his list!

Merida is brave, bold and helpful. She is a princess who doesn't want to be a princess but wants to be big, brave and bold like her father. For me, she's the best!