Have you ever played a game like Tekken or Mortal Kombat, and when browsing through the list of potential characters to fight with wondered, “Hmm where is Cinderella? She could really kick some ass.”


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No? Hardly surprising really, Disney princesses are known mostly for sweetness and light, needing to be saved or swept off their feet by a charming price. But not anymore! Russian artist Artemii Myasnikov mixes fantasy and futuristic tech to create these awesome versions of our favorite characters, and you'll never look at them the same way again! Artemii spoke to Bored Panda about the way his drawings came about. “One night I was watching the “Disenchantment” series with my wife and we started a discussion on what we like/dislike about the main character,” he told us. “One of the things we both liked is how wasn’t a damsel in distress, unlike most of the princesses in Disney movies.”

“I immediately wanted to draw a Snow White (because to me she’s the most damsel-in-distress-y princess ever) that would be armed, dangerous, and in charge of her own fate. That’s how the sequence started.”

Artemii will set aside the project for the time being to concentrate on the upcoming Inktober, in which artists draw a picture each day for the entire month. He is a full-time artist and works as an art director in a games studio, but sees the art that he regularly uploads to Instagram as a hobby and creative outlet. “I draw girls, strange creatures, and techno stuff, that fully describes my favorite themes,” he told us. “Growing up, I was into Gen 13, all of the Mike Mignola stuff, DC and Marvel comic series (As a child, I was a die-hard fan of X-men series), Mulan, The Transformers, Exosquad, The Animatrics...”

While the comic industry is still fairly niche in Russia, it is growing steadily alongside the artist community in general. We hope you enjoy Artemii's work as much as we did, Imgur user  came up with the accurate descriptions for the new warriors on the list. You can scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

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#1 Ariel Riding Sebastian Into Battle

Ariel Riding Sebastian Into Battle

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Andres Tejeda 2 months ago

She looks totally bad ass.

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#2 Mulan And Mushu Looking Ready To Stir-Fry You

Mulan And Mushu Looking Ready To Stir-Fry You

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Chris 2 months ago

I don't remember her being a princess...I do remember her being a warrior already though.

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#3 Pocahontas And A Rabid Meeko

Pocahontas And A Rabid Meeko

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Andres Tejeda 2 months ago

I think they should have gave her war paint on her face. but otherwise she looks bad ass.

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#4 Jasmine Flying In On Carpet

Jasmine Flying In On Carpet

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Andres Tejeda 2 months ago

Arab Ninja Jasmine.

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#5 Belle And An Absolute Beast

Belle And An Absolute Beast

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Alexandra Yuan 2 months ago

this one is amazingggg

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#6 Rapunzel Ready To Cut More Than Just Hair

Rapunzel Ready To Cut More Than Just Hair

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no one special 2 months ago

i have to say i love this one

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#7 The Last But Definitely Not The Least Goes Merida

The Last But Definitely Not The Least Goes Merida

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mulk 2 months ago

not so different ;)

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#8 Cinderella Ain't Got Time For Glass Slippers!

Cinderella Ain't Got Time For Glass Slippers!

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mulk 2 months ago

"you gonna pay for this, Stepmom!"

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#9 Snow White And The Seven Angry Dwarves

Snow White And The Seven Angry Dwarves

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glowworm2 2 months ago

I love the dwarves--especially the little guy bearing a battle crazed grin.

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#10 And Tiana Doing... Magic?

And Tiana Doing... Magic?

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Silent Skeleton 2 months ago

Firefly bros, Ramon didn't mess around in that movie

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#11 Aurora Shadowed By Maleficent

Aurora Shadowed By Maleficent

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Smoofy 2 months ago

I like that her shoulders look like a castle.

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