Ever since Jared Rueff's question about which Princess/Character we would like to face 1v1 in a cage death match, our minds at TBPYNH have been running wild (brother). And ever since I misread the question in the first place, this tournament had begun. What tournament you might ask? The princess tournament. 16 competitors. One winner. I feel this is most comparable to celebrity death match where Mills Lane says "I want a good, clean fight. Now let's get it on!" The official list of Disney princesses I found only had 14 characters so there are two special entrants that I'm sure you're all aware of. Princess Fiona (from Shrek) and none other than Cruella DeVille (from 101 Dalmatians). The bracket was done randomly and is set up as the following:
1 Jasmine (Aladdin)
16 Moana (Moana)
8 Anna (Frozen)
9 Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
5 Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
12 Merida (Brave)
4 Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
13 Rapunzel (Tangled)
6 Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
11 Princess Fiona (Shrek)
3 Elsa (Frozen)
14 Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
7 Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
10 Cruella DeVille (101 Dalmatians)
2 Mulan (Mulan)
15 Cinderella (Cinderella)
The first round isn't without upsets. Jasmine defeats Moana in a close bout. Tiana defeats Anna (I picture Tiana as Naomi out there kicking ass). Belle defeats Merida. Rapunzel upsets Ariel as she is really nothing out of the water. Princess Fiona defeats Snow white, despite the fact all 7 dwarfs tried to interfere. Else defeats Aurora by count out as the princess fell asleep before making it to the ring. Cruella DeVille defeated Pocahontas with the help of her two hench men. And lastly, Mulan defeated Cinderella by DQ when Cinderella used her glass slipper as a weapon.
Round 2, just as exciting, has some unique matchups. Jasmine defeated Tiana in an absolute classic that had the fans going crazy. Belle defeats Rapunzel in what appears to be a heel turn - Beast interfered and helped with a beatdown after the match. Elsa tried to use her frozen powers, but they were no match for Princess Fiona as she trucked through Elsa, snowman and all. Mulan also stopped the evil Cruella DeVille to move on.
The semi finals gave the biggest upset as evil Belle defeated the number 1 seed Jasmine to advance to the finals. Mulan also took down the monster Fiona to advance to the finals. The matchup is set. Evil Belle w/ Beast vs. Mulan. The finals weren't without drama. Beast tried to interfere several times and the referee (presumably Mowgli from Jungle Book) was knocked down as Mulan seemed to have it won. Beast tried to interfere again, but Mulan destroyed him with a kick. Mulan hit another kick on Belle and got the 3 count. (Mulan is basically Asuka right?). Mulan is the princess champion. Stay tuned for part 2 to see which other character wins to become the top duo in Disney World.