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An Artist Reimagined Disney Princesses As Badass Warriors and They Look Cool As Hell

Bet you never thought a Disney princess could pummel you in a fist fight huh?

Disney. Artemii Myasnikov

With his knack for combining fantasy and modern technology, Russia based artist Artemii Myasnikov has been turning some heads on Instagram for a little while now. His newest collection of illustrations reimagines Disney princesses as dangerous armored fighters, so naturally, it’s breaking the internet.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Myasnikov explained that there were two huge inspirations behind his latest set of drawings. The first was his wife, and the other was Disenchantment, Netflix’s most recent animated outing. The latter actually explains quite a bit. Disenchantment is set in the middle ages and Myasnikov’s princess series showcases Disney’s leading ladies dressed for an after-hours deathmatch in the center of a Medieval Times parking lot.

The most popular image by far has been his imagining of Snow White wielding a broadsword with a clan of angry dwarves at her back. He said it was fun to do because she’s “the most damsel-in-distress-y princess ever.” In fact, her squad of dwarves doesn’t just look angry, but like they’d step in for a piece of the action too.

Interestingly, he didn’t let the fact that Ariel doesn’t have legs deter him from bringing her to life. With a double-edged spear in one hand, her other hand is grabbing onto this strange looking armored crab monster. The only thing that might make more satisfying would be confirmation that the crustation does, in fact, have a Jamaican accent.

The drawing of Belle from Beauty and the Beast may be the most objectively terrifying. That’s not just because Belle is the only one of the princesses brazen enough to use a gun. Rather, it’s because that the extra dose of badassery makes it more intimidating that she has an enormous and more cannibalistic looking version of the Beast behind her—crazy eyes and all.

“With Tiana I wanted to give an impression that her layered skirt is a part of her armor and a weapon at the same time,” he told BuzzFeed. “It’s flexible enough so she could move freely and it becomes a razor as she jumps and spins.”

And, as if there wasn’t enough hype surrounding the upcoming live-action version of MulanMyasnikov’s version of the character looks particularly badass as well. Not only is the background made to look like it was taken right out of a traditional Chinese landscape painting, but her companion Mushu is looking more like Smaug the dragon than the skinny red fire lizard we saw in the movie.