Disney Princesses Revamped With Final Fantasy Job Classes

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Disney Princesses Revamped With Final Fantasy Job Classes

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DeviantArt user Geyres has created a gallery of Disney Princesses redesigned to match their ideal job from Final Fantasy.

There are challenges that come along with becoming a parent, some of them more obvious than others. You expect to lose sleep, for instance. You also expect to change diapers, have your house be a perpetual mess and to never have money again. All of this said, probably the trickiest thing you'll encounter as the father of a young daughter are the Disney Princesses.

It should be said that I'm not opposed to Disney or even movies involving princesses. That being the case, with only a few exceptions, the Disney Princesses are pretty lame. Sure you have your warrior maidens like Mulan and Merida, but vastly tilting the scale in the other direction are the likes of weak, subordinate damsels like Snow White, Cinderella and (ugh) Ariel. Where are the princesses who like to run around pretending they're dinosaurs or who made their Daddy proud by (voluntarily) picking their own first lightsaber at the toy store? Why does it always have to be pretty faces, big dresses and true love?

That said, I can't help but applaud the work of artists like Geryes, a member of DeviantArt, who recently posted a gallery of Disney Princesses customized to be a bit tougher, Final Fantasy style. Geryes adapted each of Disney's leading animated ladies into a new version based on what he thought their Final Fantasy job class would be. There are some obvious ones -Merida as an archer- but others were a bit more creative. I was an especial fan of Belle as a Beastmaster.

Geryes work, of course, is not affiliated with Disney or Square Enix on any formal level. That said, I kind of wish it was, because Paladin Cinderella is leagues cooler than the original scrubbing-the-floors Cinderella. But I digress, take a look at Geryes work and let us know which Disney Princess made the easiest transition from boring to battle ready.

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Wow, this is pretty bad ass, amazing art work and all the classes fit the princesses REALLY well.

Quiet Stranger:
Wow, this is pretty bad ass, amazing art work and all the classes fit the princesses REALLY well.

Instead of another Kingdom Hearts, maybe we'll get a Disney/Final Fantasy crossover "Princess RPG". :)

Otherwise I have no real problem with girls acting traditionally girly, and princesses that act like well, princesses. Overall Disney has a decent range of personalities in their princess stable IMO. That said it does surprise me that with all of the musical numbers not one of them was a dancer or bard/minstrel. ;)

It is great when amazing, talented artists re-imagine pre-existing intellectual properties.

This.. this is not so great, or amazing. Nice idea though.

i didn't know kida counted as a "disney princess." i never seen her anywhere outside of her own movies. it is nice to see her though.

What is Kida from? I tried googling it and apparently botched it.

BQE:
What is Kida from? I tried googling it and apparently botched it.

She's from atlantis, I'm not sure how you managed to botch googling the name though.

Mulan be earth slashin' awl day!

These are pretty neat, though cant help but wish the aesthetic style was different.

Wait a moment. Why is Ariel not a Bard? Don't get me wrong I think she can work red mage too, but Bard makes more sense to me. She did give up her voice at one point.

keideki:
Wait a moment. Why is Ariel not a Bard? Don't get me wrong I think she can work red mage too, but Bard makes more sense to me. She did give up her voice at one point.

A valid point seeing as she was the most musical of the princesses. Honestly I remember most of her musical numbers. That being said; the Bard outfit isn't that much to behold other than the puffy hat and shirt. Red Mage looks better. On another note anyone think it odd that Aurora is a Black Mage? Pretty cool. Why is Tiana a Lancer and not Dragoon? I thought that was what the spear class that jumps was called. Snow White could have Poisona that apple, or better yet cast Reraise on herself before eating that apple. Very cool pictures. Makes me want to play some FF (any)

Cool stuff. Disney princesses could use a bit of mononoke and nausicaa badassery.

Arawn:

keideki:
Wait a moment. Why is Ariel not a Bard? Don't get me wrong I think she can work red mage too, but Bard makes more sense to me. She did give up her voice at one point.

A valid point seeing as she was the most musical of the princesses. Honestly I remember most of her musical numbers. That being said; the Bard outfit isn't that much to behold other than the puffy hat and shirt. Red Mage looks better. On another note anyone think it odd that Aurora is a Black Mage? Pretty cool. Why is Tiana a Lancer and not Dragoon? I thought that was what the spear class that jumps was called. Snow White could have Poisona that apple, or better yet cast Reraise on herself before eating that apple. Very cool pictures. Makes me want to play some FF (any)

Lancer and Dragoon are pretty interchangeable within FF, for the most part. I'm relatively sure (but don't quote me on it) that a Dragoon is a type of Lancer.

These pictures are so cool though. Kingdom Hearts 3 would be the best game if they just used all these designs.

Arawn:
[quote="keideki" post="7.834425.20415966"]Why is Tiana a Lancer and not Dragoon? I thought that was what the spear class that jumps was called.

The outfits seem FFXIV:ARR inspired to me, going by warrior and monk. In FFXIV, lancer is the first 30 levels before Dragoon... Which wouldn't make sense, as Monk and Warrior are the advanced jobs. Then again, Archer is the beginning job that leads into Bard.

I like them, the outfits are inspired from all the different games. I see Final Fantasy Tactics in there too.

And I love Ariel turning her fork into a sword, in FFXI I played a Red Mage and I believe we have a stone sword spell just like that. But it has been many many years since I played, so don't quote me on that.

But it is nice to see, as a little girl I loved my princesses, but I loved my Final Fantasy more. I spent years playing FF with Lego, before Lego had gender specific people. A white space helmet = Celes for me. Who to me was a princess. Who also kicked butt.

I do believe little girls should be taught that femininity has it's place (and it's uses) but that women are strong, too. Disney tries, but only lately has it succeeded. Final Fantasy has been doing it forever. A good mix.

Clearly I'm behind on my Disney Princesses homework. Who's Aurora?

And no love for Leia? She counts now! I'd probably call her a ninja. She does a fair amount of sneaking and infiltration.

keideki:
Wait a moment. Why is Ariel not a Bard? Don't get me wrong I think she can work red mage too, but Bard makes more sense to me. She did give up her voice at one point.

To be fair... Bards suck. Especially in many of the games they were in. They're a nice idea, but many don't see a use for them, especially in Final Fantasy Tactics. But that's just how I see it.

Anyway, the pictures look awesome! Especially Jasmine's.

Where is Princess Eilonwy? she could be some kind of Blue Mage.

Or Alice (from Wonderland)? I HAVE seen her in Disney princess stuff before.

Mcoffey:
Clearly I'm behind on my Disney Princesses homework. Who's Aurora?

And no love for Leia? She counts now! I'd probably call her a ninja. She does a fair amount of sneaking and infiltration.

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Aurora would be Sleeping Beauty

Therumancer:

Quiet Stranger:
Wow, this is pretty bad ass, amazing art work and all the classes fit the princesses REALLY well.

Instead of another Kingdom Hearts, maybe we'll get a Disney/Final Fantasy crossover "Princess RPG". :)

At the very least, they should remove the stupid "We cannot meddle in the affairs of other worlds" (even though that's EXACTLY what everyone does) and let Sora bring Disney characters into a rotating roster of party members that he can bring anywhere, with female characters who have special abilities. Why not bring Mulan to Agrabah? Why not let Ariel get legs and have her spam lightning spells (seriously, she has lightning spells) in Tron world, have Aurora cast status effects like Sleep, or let Aladdin steal special items instead of waiting for drops? The point of the series is that everyone is in the struggle together, yet that one detail has been the major sticking point IMO.

bluphino:

Mcoffey:
Clearly I'm behind on my Disney Princesses homework. Who's Aurora?

And no love for Leia? She counts now! I'd probably call her a ninja. She does a fair amount of sneaking and infiltration.

]

Aurora would be Sleeping Beauty

The more you learn! Wonder why they made her a Black Mage though. Admittedly I haven't seen the movie in decades, so I might be forgetting some character traits.

DRTJR:
Where is Princess Eilonwy? she could be some kind of Blue Mage.

Glad to see I'm not the only one who's watched The Black Cauldron. :P

Anywho, this is all pretty cool. I'm kinda surprised Kida made it on here. I've never really seen her much outside of Atlantis.

That's some amazing artwork. I should make a wallpaper with all the characters on it.

EDIT: never mind, the creator had the same idea.

Wallpaper with all characters

Mcoffey:

bluphino:

Mcoffey:
Clearly I'm behind on my Disney Princesses homework. Who's Aurora?

And no love for Leia? She counts now! I'd probably call her a ninja. She does a fair amount of sneaking and infiltration.

]

Aurora would be Sleeping Beauty

The more you learn! Wonder why they made her a Black Mage though. Admittedly I haven't seen the movie in decades, so I might be forgetting some character traits.

Sleeping Beauty has a lot of magic in it as well as the most magicaly apt villian appart from the Horned King, so she is the Mage.

This is clearly foreshadowing for the next Kingdom Hearts game.

Wow... Only one missing is Alice, according to Kingdom Hearts canon she is a princess. So.... INCOMPLETE!

The only two I'd have a point of contention with would be Aurora and Ariel. For Aurora, Black Mage seems more like Maleficent than it does Aurora. I'm not sure what Aurora would be though...if I wanted to be ironic, I'd probably go Time Mage, but if I'm being serious, I think Aurora should be the Red Mage, mostly because I'd imagine Fiona, Fauna, and Merryweather would have a wide range of spells to teach Aurora. As for Ariel, as others said, she seems more like a bard than anything else.

As a note: I never really understood the problem with the Disney princesses. Me and my sister used to watch Disney movies all the time when we were younger. I'd still argue that Sleeping Beauty, along with Fantasia and possibly even Destino, is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time, if nothing else because of the art style. If all you were showing your child was Disney princesses then maybe I could see an issue, but then again, me and my sister were exposed to a number of different properties as kids, so who knows. All I'm really saying is that even if certain aspects make you uncomfortable, I still think the Disney princesses movies can have a place in a kid's viewing habits

Quite awesome, but... "Beastmaster"? *Whip, whip*? Or am I just horribly juvenile?
Also, where's the girl from Hercules? She was awesome.

Eternal_Lament:
As a note: I never really understood the problem with the Disney princesses. Me and my sister used to watch Disney movies all the time when we were younger. I'd still argue that Sleeping Beauty, along with Fantasia and possibly even Destino, is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time, if nothing else because of the art style. If all you were showing your child was Disney princesses then maybe I could see an issue, but then again, me and my sister were exposed to a number of different properties as kids, so who knows. All I'm really saying is that even if certain aspects make you uncomfortable, I still think the Disney princesses movies can have a place in a kid's viewing habits

I think it's more to do with the merchandising and those awful (or so I've heard) "Disney Princesses" line of direct-to-video crossover videos that they've been releasing.

This is pretty awesome! :D I was a little surprised to see Kida there, although I know she is a princess... wait she is, right? It's been a long time since I saw that film.

Black Mage Aurora seems a little backwards though! Since when does "the villain's class would be" equate to "the actual character in questions character would be"? Maleficient and Aurora don't even see much of each other!

I totally get why Bard wasn't a chosen job class though. For one, Bards suck and the whole point is to make these girls more badass. Also, if Bard was a valid option then it would probably be the first choice for like half these girls (basically any of them that sing at some point). Bard is too obvious a choice.

And I'm laughing at White Mage Snow White :D It certainly is the obvious choice but White Mages don't tend to scream tough and independant ;D "She's battle ready! ...to heal the wounded... congratulations Snow White, you've been promoted to role of most females in shonen anime!"

Auron225:

Black Mage Aurora seems a little backwards though! Since when does "the villain's class would be" equate to "the actual character in questions character would be"? Maleficient and Aurora don't even see much of each other!

The mere mention of "villain class" got me thinking about what the various Disney villains would be! Maleficent as a Black Mage! Clayton (from Tarzan) as a gunner! Scar as a... well whatever monster suits him best! Dr. Facilier as a summoner! The possibilities are endless!

OT: These look really cool, though the art style is a bit flash animation-y. Would love to see more detailed versions of these.

DRTJR:

Mcoffey:

bluphino:
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Aurora would be Sleeping Beauty

The more you learn! Wonder why they made her a Black Mage though. Admittedly I haven't seen the movie in decades, so I might be forgetting some character traits.

Sleeping Beauty has a lot of magic in it as well as the most magicaly apt villian appart from the Horned King, so she is the Mage.

Sounds like after the end of the movie, she found the witch's staff, shrugged her shoulders and said "eh, waste not, want not" and decided to make off with it.

Uh why is this newsworthy I think it's cool and all but it's just some deviant artist's fanart don't see why it needs to be a newstory.

Awesome, but Ariel really should be Bard/Minstrel
I know most of these ladies have songs in their movies, but Ariel have other reasons besides that
Ariel is mermaid
I'm sure mermaids are at least related to siren
(Maybe sirens are one type of mermaids, I don't know exact mythology here)
And sirens are known for their ability to manipulate minds of others with their voice/songs
(mostly to crash ships- goddamn ecoterrorists)
So, makes sense

This is cool but mostly I'm just impressed that the resulting images weren't at all sexualised. Bravo Internet.

Miyenne:

The outfits seem FFXIV:ARR inspired to me, going by warrior and monk. In FFXIV, lancer is the first 30 levels before Dragoon... Which wouldn't make sense, as Monk and Warrior are the advanced jobs. Then again, Archer is the beginning job that leads into Bard.

I like them, the outfits are inspired from all the different games. I see Final Fantasy Tactics in there too.

And I love Ariel turning her fork into a sword, in FFXI I played a Red Mage and I believe we have a stone sword spell just like that. But it has been many many years since I played, so don't quote me on that....

You have a point, and brought up another one. The characters are inspired by FFXIV, but that was in turn inspired by FFXI the first FF MMORPG. I have played (still play since my accounts are active) both games. Dragoon is the class in FFXI. Although I can't recall if games like Tactics renamed it. FFXIV starts as Lancer. The armored look is the advanced class Dragoon.

VoidOfOne:

To be fair... Bards suck. Especially in many of the games they were in. They're a nice idea, but many don't see a use for them, especially in Final Fantasy Tactics. But that's just how I see it.

Anyway, the pictures look awesome! Especially Jasmine's.

I know I said Bard looks silly, but I would never say they suck. As mentioned I played FFXI, and in that game BRD had it's uses. For the most part they were non-magical party buffs. White mages cured, black mages nukes, red mages enfeebled, bard enhanced the party. It wasn't as flashy as the others, but it made things work better. Don't remember the job in other FF games.

Arawn:

keideki:
Wait a moment. Why is Ariel not a Bard? Don't get me wrong I think she can work red mage too, but Bard makes more sense to me. She did give up her voice at one point.

A valid point seeing as she was the most musical of the princesses. Honestly I remember most of her musical numbers. That being said; the Bard outfit isn't that much to behold other than the puffy hat and shirt. Red Mage looks better. On another note anyone think it odd that Aurora is a Black Mage? Pretty cool. Why is Tiana a Lancer and not Dragoon? I thought that was what the spear class that jumps was called. Snow White could have Poisona that apple, or better yet cast Reraise on herself before eating that apple. Very cool pictures. Makes me want to play some FF (any)

With Ariel the artist could have been trying to get really meta with it.

It was officially revealed not too long ago that Alyssa Milano was the inspiration for The Little Mermaid, even if she didn't know this originally:

http://www.eonline.com/news/427025/alyssa-milano-little-mermaid-s-ariel-was-based-on-me

Something I've mentioned before in connection to a few minor things here and there.

At any rate Alyssa Milano is known in fandom for playing the witch Phoebe Halliwell for... well, a long time (8 seasons I believe) and as someone pointed out Ariel is portrayed as something of a magic user in the Kingdom Hearts games (I haven't played them much, but apparently she throws lightning). In charmed Phoebe was also the martially talented sister for most of the run, attacking demons with levitating jump kicks and stuff since she didn't have any overtly offensive magical talents that didn't require preparation (preparing a spell through verse, a potion, or whatever). I'm guessing that having Ariel as some kind of spell caster might have felt right, and if the person doing the art stopped to think of Alyssa Milano and her role as a spellcaster, Red Mage which is also martially oriented (well to an extent) makes a degree of sense. People suspected Alyssa was the inspiration for the character as some articles pointed out, but the confirmation is fairly recent.

You'd have to ask the artist of course how much thought went into it of course, but as I said if you want to think in a really "meta" fashion about that particular princess outside of "The Little Mermaid" itself, it makes a certain amount of sense.

To be honest the one that sort of got me was Jasmine as a summoner, largely because she doesn't actually command the Genie, Aladdin does (for a time). Jasmine's primary talents, albeit mostly defined via the animated TV series, rely mostly in using a whip and acrobatics. She also has a pet tiger. I suppose if I was doing it, I probably would have made her the beast tamer (which can use a whip in some of the FF games) especially seeing as she actually has an animal companion. While it's clever to make Belle a "beast master" due to having the beast, he's not really an animal or monster in a true sense, truthfully I would have made her a sage since being an inverted and somewhat oblivious
bookworm was her primary defining personality trait before the whole magic castle thing.

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Also just because I feel someone had to say it... what criteria is Disney using to define "Princess" nowadays anyway. A few of the Disney girls here conceptually don't have a drop of royal blood anywhere in their backround. :)

One day someone should do a parody based on that, seems like it could be the subject of a "Robot Chicken" episode with Disney Princess figures, with the actual princesses getting all snobbish about bloodlines and demanding their agents speak with Disney marketing due to forcing them to socialize with "commoners". For a finale maybe The Beast could eat all the royal brats for making Belle cry. :)

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