Today is American Independence Day, and in honor of the birthday of the "home of the brave" I'm going to do a post about who I think the bravest Disney princess is. (I can't help but cringe at how corny that sounded, but I thought of it, and I'm going to keep it that way.)
Now, it shouldn't come as a surprise that my first thought was to choose Belle. Then, I really thought about it and decided that I absolutely had to choose Mulan. Technically Mulan isn't a princess, but since Disney counts her as one, I think I can choose her for this.
I don't know how you could argue that any of the Disney princesses are braver than Mulan is. I mean saving your father by offering to be a Beast's prisoner and leaving everything you've ever known to live on land and many other things Disney princesses have done are certainly brave, but I don't think any of that can compare to going off to war (while disguised as a guy) so that your father won't have to. I think that makes her braver than all of the other princesses.
Obviously going off to war in and of itself is brave, but Mulan had to pretend to be a guy the entire time. There was no telling what they could do to her if they discovered the truth. (Well, it's a Disney movie, so of course everything would end up all right but still.) That's why I think Mulan is the bravest Disney princess.