Today is the Who's Your Favourite Faerie Tale Prince Blog Fest hosted by Rachel Morgan in celebration of the release of The Faerie Prince, the second novel in the Creepy Hollow series. Now I get to tell you my favourite Disney Prince and Hero and why I chose them.
Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid is not only royalty but also a hardworking, handsome, honest and loving man. He doesn't lay back and let his servants and sea man do all the work. He loves his kingdom and his people love him. After getting saved from nearly drowning he's determined to find his rescuer and falls in love with the idea of being with her. Then he finds Ariel, a mute girl who is really Ariel his rescuer and a mermaid turned human by the evil Ursula. He doesn't know that she has only three days to make him fall for her but he does just the same with her beauty and vibrant spirit. When Ursula turns herself human and uses 'Ariel's' voice and a spell to ensure Eric, he's entranced until the spell is broken. But afterwards he gets it in gear and works without hesitation to save Ariel, the woman he now knows he loves. After almost being drowned again repeatedly and fighting Ursula in her mightiest form, he and Ariel end up together in a wonderful happily ever after.
1. This man went above and beyond for Ariel. Did The Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs do that? No! He just kissed her at the end, the dwarfs did more work protecting Snow White than he did. What kind of husband material is that? Just check these images to see Eric fighting for his love.
And he aint no mermaid. If he screwed up, he would've drowned.
Come on people! He's sailing this damaged ship at a giant magical sea witch. Plus it's during a storm.
2. The girl he falls for is really a mermaid. He seduced a mermaid! With just his personality and looks. And they hadn't even met yet. Boss!!
Last time I checked all other top (most popular) Disney Prince's love interest were human.
She even took his statue to her secret place in the sea. Yup infatuation.
3. He isn't too high brow to speak to a poor lost girl stranded on the beach.
Prince Adam from Beauty and the Beast would've left her ass (before Belle changed him).
See? Prince Adam was so mean he ran an old beggar woman! And got turned into a beast.
4. Was put under a magical spell
Ursula you fiendish bitch.
He almost married an evil sea witch in disguise. How awful is that?
But I will digress
Prince Adam had it rough for nearly the entire movie curse wise.
5. Knows how to treat a lady
New clothes, servants, wonderful palace....
As a female at Prince Adam's Place
Seriously? What a douche!
This is Eric's Palace! Look at it People!
While at Prince Adam's Castle...
Yikes! Talk about your fixer upper. And I'm not just talking about the rundown castle.
Romantic boat ride
Ballroom dancing. Finally! Something positive.
And let's not forget Flynn Rider
Taking Rapunzel on nice long walks in the woods to convince her to return his property. A tiara that he stole!
Taking her to a dangerous bar to convince her to return...you know. *Sniff* You can smell the romance. Dying.
Flynn trying to make up for his crappy tactics while Rapunzel considers giving him back the tiara she had hidden with her the entire time. Say what? But wait she's not that bad look who raised her.
Okay I give up. They deserve each other.
6. Sparkling Reputation
I think my list already shows that Prince Eric is a charming, charitable, loving and courageous man.
His Competitors However....
Thief and wanted criminal. Yes he was a street rat but not all poor people steal.
And don't forget how all his lies and mischief almost had Jasmine living out her days as a sex slave.
Multiple acts of kidnapping
Oh yeah, a real charmer.
The Prince (from Snow White)
Opportunist. Seriously, what did he do to earn her love in this movie? The dwarfs did way more to try and protect her. He just sings to her earlier in the movie then kisses her at the end (and takes her off to his castle). Opp-or-tu-nist. Who says Invisible Prince #2 couldn't have done this?
Let's leave it at that, shall we readers.
7. He not only gets the girl, he marries her onscreen and....
She's human! Officially and without sea witch madness. Oh and a lovely dress, Triton you're sharp.
The Kiss. They're married, yay! Happily Ever After with a wedding and a ring.
And there was a sequel and Bam!
Meet their daughter Melody
Just look at her.
So there you have it, Prince Eric is #1 in my book.
There might be a real Prince Eric among us ladies.
Oh and Flynn Rider
Watch your pockets. And everything else.
Now for my hero
Lewis from Meet the Robinsons
Lewis is an orphan and young inventor who decides after repeated failed adoptions to use his latest invention to find his lost memory of his real mother. Chaos ensues as he not only has trouble making it work but also when boy named Wilbur needs his help and takes him to the future. In this future Lewis is a famous inventor but unfortunately his best friend Goob has turned into a villain called Bowler Hat Guy and his side kick Doris is one of Lewis's future failed inventions bent on world domination. Lewis tries to help Wilbur retrieve the time machine BHG stole and keep the villain for ruining Lewis's future as revenge for turning Goob bitter after he lost a Little League Game because Lewis's inventing kept him up all night. Then Lewis learns Wilbur is his son and Wilbur's family panicks at the potential calamity this could bring.
Lewis's family from the future
Wibur (his future son)
Bowler Hat Guy
Doris, one of the most underrated and evil villains of Disney Movies.
While Lewis initially lacks confidence, his future family helps him to believe in himself and when things go horribly wrong and Bowler Hat Guy changes -and ruins- the future, he has to step up and fix it.
He finds BHG and takes him to the future he made. Devastated he confronts Doris who he finds was never his friend. In their grand showdown Lewis tells her he'll never invent her thus removing her from existence and saving the future. But before he goes home he gets to meet Cornelius, his future self who tells him that he'll get the right future as long as he makes good choices.
When Lewis returns he ensures Goob has a great game and not only does his invention work out but he finally finds an adoptive family perfect for him and decides not to search for his birth mother anymore and move on with his life.
Why is Lewis a hero?
Simple, he faced impossible odds and came out victorious. Also he discovered how strong he is and that family comes in different forms. And the movie ended perfectly with a saying both Cornelius and Walt Disney used.
That's it everybody, hope you enjoyed my wonderful long post. It took me seven hours to complete.