We petition that Kidagahkash Nedakh be turned into an official princess??
I mean, let’s talk about Kidagakash, AKA Kida for a minute here.
She’s got all the makings of a Disney Princess.
1. She’s royal blood. She’s the princess of the lost city of Atlantis.
2. She lost her mother when she was baby.
Unlike most Disney Princesses, she watched her mother as she was taken and essentially killed, along with most of her society.
3. She loses her father, too.
Who is also played by Lenard fucking Nemoy, okay?
But here’s some other, unconventional stuff that makes Kida amazing and a perfect edition to the current line up.
This girl can KICK. ASS.
She doesn’t take being spoken to rudely AT ALL.
When some fuckers try to get the drop on her- they grab her by the hair and yank her out of the water- she doesn’t fucking take that shit, she kicks several of their fucking asses, until the dagger she holds is eventually shot out of her hand.
Kida also is a martyr, accepting her fate, the same one that took her mother.
She does this without question, once the Crystal spoke to her and possessed her. In addition to this, another thing that makes her amazing is that, despite being a total bad-ass, she still needed to be rescued; but it was at her own choice. She knew that she was going to be taken, and she knew that the protagonist and love interest Milo Thatch would save her. She trusted and had faith in him and the others around him, despite the fact that Milo is basically a giant dingus. Which leads me to talk about her prince, so to say, Milo Thatch.
In fact, she is so sure of this, that she even tells him so.
Let’s talk about Milo for a minute.
He’s a big part of her, because he isn’t a prince. He’s not pretty, or handsome, or overly masculine, or anything like that. In fact, as far as Disney Love Interests go, he’s basically a bottom tier. He’s a beta male and she is the one in charge, but he steps up as her other half, brings her back to her people so that she can save them.
She is also the one who turns him into royalty by marrying him. In addition to this, she actually becomes queen, which also breaks the Disney trend of Queens Are Bad.
Kida is beautiful, she is active and faithful. Her parents are not obsticales to overcome [Like Jasmine, Ariel, Marida, Repunzel (technically), Pocahontas, and Cinderella] but rather a fixed point. She is faithful to her father and respects him. She defies him, but only because she feels it is the greater good for her people, not for herself or her personal interests. Kida is incredibly selfless in that regard, and it speaks volumes for being an example toward younger girls.
She’s also incredibly non-conventional, what with having magical powers- technically, what with her ability to heal with the crystals that power her people- in addition to having white hair, darker skin, and tattoos. Her outfit isn’t skimpier than, say, Ariel or Jasmine, as some people might have concerns about.
Also, Kida is nearly nine-thousand years old. No, really. She was an infant when Atlantis was taken into the sea, and Milo mentions specifically that she has to be between 8,200-8,800 years old. This is an interesting dynamic because, obviously, she's magical and has been kept young for thousands of years; but that also means she has many, many years more to learn.
Kida also uses Thatch, originally, to learn. He can read ancient scriptures and tomes, when her people cannot. Her people are dying, and she needs him to help restore it. She wants to learn, she knows how valuable something as simple as reading is, and she cherishes Milo’s talent in such a thing.
So, put down your pitchforks for whatever fuck-up Disney’s putting out now for just a moment, and let’s all agree Kida deserves to be in the Princess line-up as much if not more than some of the others.
She’s beautiful, she’s strong, she’s a fighter, she’s selfless, she becomes an incredible leader, she has an amazing relationship with her father, she made her love interest a prince and then a king, she is eager to learn, she’s original, she’s faithful, and she fell in love with a man for his smarts, his mettle, his bravery and his own loyalty to her and her people.
Oh, and at the end?
They didn’t kiss.
It is inferred at the end of the movie that after taking the throne and restoring their city, only then do they get married. This isn’t a 3-day love story, people, this is a friendship that became a bond that resulted in marriage.
Kida is incredible, and so is Milo. Atlantis is an underrated movie, and Kida is an under-the-radar princess.