Hey folksies! It’s been some time… *nervous chuckle* And I keep saying I’ll post but I don’t… But look at this, a blog post!
Today… I wanted to do a character blog tag, so that’s what I’m doing. I wasn’t even tagged for it~~
So without further ado, let us begin!
*All images used below are from Pinterest!
- Link back to the tag’s creator. Here it is!
- Link back to the person who tagged you. Hi Jenna, I stole this from you 🙂
- Pick 10-12 of your favorite Disney characters. Let’s go with 10, a nice and even number!
- Choose which of your cast of characters (whether from your current or a former WIP) reminds you of those princesses and tell us why. We’re gonna deviate from the official rules a bit and use more than just Disney princesses because otherwise that might get a little strange. I’ll be using my current WIP, an untitled loose Snow White retelling novella thing set in the world of TFE, for this tag.
- Tag 4-7 other people. Uh-huh. *totally not gonna be able to think of 4-7 other bloggers*
- (Optional) Use the graphic I created for the tag.
Cinderella used to be my favorite princess when I was a kid, and even though I can’t honestly say I have a favorite princess now, she’s still special because of that 🙂
I think the character in my Snow White retelling novella thing (let’s just call it SWRNT) most like her would be…
Okay, this feels so silly and kinda wrong, but I would have to go with Tyr Aorai. His personality is so completely NOT LIKE Cinderella’s that it’s ridiculous–he’s too loud-mouthed, too bookish, among many other things–but he has her most distinctive traits–willingness to work hard and this sense of optimism that keeps them going no matter how tough things get. And they’ve both been through a lot!
#2: Mufasa from The Lion King
*pauses for a moment of silence to appreciate Mufasa, the wisest character Disney ever created*
Okay, this gon’ be hard because most of the characters in my novella are not dad-age, animals, or, you know, dead, but none of that is really important so I think I’m gonna go with Tyr Kuzey. He’s pretty much the wisest character in the story and
terrifyingly enough one of the wisest characters I’ve ever had to write and if you’re thinking Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1) p l z s t o p and 2) yes.
#3: Sebastian from The Little Mermaid
Please. He’s so underrated.
Meet Nonsyeur Aurvyghr (pronounced Argh-VURH *I’m amazing at spelling out pronunciation guides*), just your typical random trade diplomat dude from another country who’s t r y i n g to get a handle on this annoying jewel merchant situation (bad jewel merchants!). He’s very loyal to his king, though, and will still suffer through multiple ridiculous incidents started by other people, but that won’t stop him from snarking his way through it.
#4: Bagheera from The Jungle Book (2016)
(Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s watched and appreciated this movie) I was GOING to do Akela, but then I realized he’s too similar to Mufasa (*quiet sobbing*) and we can’t mention Kuzey twice now can we? So here we go with the next runner-up instead.
In SWRNT, I think Tyr Kitan is the most like him. Short-tempered but composed, with a strong moral compass and stern yet gentle patience, and can argue someone to death. He is scarily relatable, if the results from this character quiz that I spent way too much time making mean anything (more on that later).
#5: Shere Khan from The Jungle Book (2016)
DO NOT ask me why Shere Khan, the terrifying antagonist of this movie, is one of my favorite Disney characters after WHAT HE DID. Just. Don’t.
It’s mostly because he’s a tiger
Lady Hana from SWRNT definitely is the one who reminds me most of him. She may not bear physical scars that have shaped her thinking, but she’s willing to do anything to avoid suffering it again. Although… she’s not a man-eating tiger. And no, she isn’t anybody’s stepmother, if you must know.
#6: The Beast from Beauty and the Beast (the old one)
Fun fact: I like the Beast more than Belle, even though I love both of them. To me, Disney’s Beast is the Beast from the fairytale. Always has been, always will be, so maybe that’s why I typically don’t like the Beast characters in retellings. (And also because they all have the same name.)
My polar warrior Tyr Nishyamal is very similar to the Beast. He’s big and scary but soft on the inside and doesn’t talk much. Um… I’m not sure what else to say without giving away too much info. He’s… not your typical gentle giant? 🙂
#7: Rapunzel from Tangled
Another fun fact: I actually like Rapunzel more than Flynn/Eugene, even though I love both of them. Rapunzel characters always have this lovable sweetness to them I guess because of their situation, but Tangled does it the best. #FightMe
So I feel the least satisfied on this answer because as much as I love Tyrna Gili, she’s still the one who needs the most development at the moment *headdesk* But yes, here we are with the only female knight on the team! She’s the embodiment of a happy camper, guys, except for the camping part, and I’m so proud of that. Now if only she could have a personality as well-developed as Rapunzel’s, and I’ll be a happy camper too.
#8: Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog
Okay, but this guy is just too much fun. He’s probably my favorite Disney prince besides Flynn Rider, who would actually fit this character better, but I want the chance to mention more characters from different movies, so xD
This is without a doubt Tyr Kuchi. He’s easygoing, blunt, and above all cheeky (so maybe he’s a better match for Abu?) with sarcasm to rival blue-fire-haired Hades himself. Unfortunately, like I said, I like Naveen more, so this is the closest we’re going to get. Other than the easygoing, blunt, and cheeky part, they share very few similarities 😛
#9: Aladdin (2019)
Anyone else think he’s underrated? I never cared for him much in the animated classic, but then again, I liked most of the other characters, especially Jasmine (except for the genie, Jafar, and Rajah) in the live-action remake more than the old one. He has a really nice character arc.
The only knight of the seven I have left is Tyr Ramunas, who’s like Aladdin but 100000x extra. He’s not a “street rat” and definitely nowhere as street smart, but he’s had similar experiences involving people’s expectations of him and learning to contend with being an outcast. Even so, like Aladdin, he’s brimming with energy, ambition, and perseverance. Like Aladdin, he longs to prove himself as someone beyond what people see on the outside. But they don’t have similar personalities, so don’t get the wrong idea here!
#10: Aurora from Sleeping Beauty
I know this sounds… completely and totally wrong, but when I was a kid, Aurora was my least favorite princess. *gasp shock amazement* I think it’s because I didn’t like her character design. Now, I still love Cinderella and Belle’s character designs the most out of all the Disney princesses, but Aurora has joined them somehow. She doesn’t even have that much personality in the movie, and it’s true that because of her character design I’ve always perceived her as a sassier, more strong-willed character than she ever actually was, she’s not totally flat. She’s like… sassy in a gentle way.
Hey, we need that. Gently sassy female characters?
So… there’s really only one character I have left to match, and that’s my MC, Eri! I don’t want to give too much away in this little post, but she’s kind of a mixed bag–Gentle Sassy, like how I perceive Princess Aurora! Think… a messy combination of Aurora, Elsa, and Tiana. Aurora is the most flattering comparison, I’m afraid. (She’s not much like Walt’s Snow.)
And there we have it, folks! Merie’s latest characters! I even made this character quiz last December because I was that bored and because I was that in love with these crazy children (still am, in fact). Take it, you know, if you wanna, and tell me your results in the comments below!
Jorja @ Polka Dot Pens
Liesl @ Quote, Unquote
You @ Your Blog!
(I’m sorry, y’all, I can’t. I can’t think of more than 2 bloggers to tag at once, apparently. But steal this one and I might remember to tag you next time!)
Well, guys, wouldja believe it? I’m finished! I’m actually finished!
So now it’s time to talk! Did you take my character quiz (and who did you get)? Tell me about your favorite Disney characters! Do you like any of the ones I mentioned above? Any other missing TJB 2016 fans out there? Mad at me for not mentioning Mulan, Shang Li, or Mushu? I’m mad at me too.
Until next time,