Writin' a fairytale and I can't decide which one to make my main character - the "princess" or the "prince". What do you think I should go for? Which one is a more sympathetic character? Which do you think will be easier to develop? In Disney the focus often seems to be on the princess (the only exception I can think of off the top of my head is Aladdin), but I've been reading old fairytales as well and then it's just as likely to follow the prince. Disney seems to go with the princess because A: eye candy, and B: female characters are more sympathetic? It's easier to stick them in a rubbish situation and have everyone feel sorry for them without people thinking "Oh what a wuss..." What do you think will make for a better story?