Best of Disney Awards Nominee for:
Best Animated Princess / Heroine

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Esmeralda is verbally powerful, street-wise, cunning and morale. She was the sole individual in all of France to downright rebel against Frollo during his reign and was openly against the judge’s accusations of claiming the Romani culture to be a gang of thieves who engage in unholy practices of witchcraft. Due to this, she was often the target of arrest, but as mentioned above, Esmeralda is a cunning, independent character, who was shown to have the talent of outsmarting and evading Frollo’s grasp time and time again, despite the amount of odds against her. This would only erupt Frollo’s tyranny further, but Esmeralda was not one to sacrifice her freedom for the sake of Frollo’s suppression. Even when she is finally captured, and seconds away from death, she remained fiercely defiant, knowing her worth, and refusing to degrade herself by surrendering to Frollo.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame