Top 10 Bravest Disney Animated Characters

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    All it takes is a little courage. For this list, we’re taking at Disney heroes who proved themselves to be unselfish, truthful, and, above all else, brave. Our list includes “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Moana,” “Brave,” and more! Join MsMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Bravest Animated Disney Characters.
    10. Ariel
    9. Pocahontas
    8. Marlin
    7. Merida
    6. Aladdin
    5. Hercules
    4. Belle
    3, 2 & 1???
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Comments • 326

  • MsMojo
    MsMojo  5 months ago +15

    Play Kingdom Hearts Trivia here:

    • Alyssa OC
      Alyssa OC Month ago

      Atlantica would probably not be on the list

    • Double Aura
      Double Aura 4 months ago +1

      That must be hard for you to come up with huh? Also yeah all those characters are brave.

    • Deshawn Edwards
      Deshawn Edwards 4 months ago

      MsMojo Top 10 Best Kingdom Hearts Worlds.

    • PikaFan 204
      PikaFan 204 4 months ago +2

      I'll give it a try.😉👍

      DAVID MARTINS 4 months ago +2

      MsMojo first reply

  • Bianca Turner
    Bianca Turner 4 days ago

    I admit mulan is awsome but moana should have first place, not second

  • Amber
    Amber 11 days ago

    THANK YOU for giving my girl Ariel some respect!! It takes guts to leave behind everything you know, and I believe she would have done it with or without meeting Eric.He was just the catalyst

  • Superstar Movies17
    Superstar Movies17 16 days ago

    I rlly think Simba should be on the list and Quasimodo from Hunchback

  • raja hassan
    raja hassan 27 days ago

    Belle should have been higher

  • Кинолёд &Сериальное Пламя

    Merida is not that brave, like Marlin, and she was selfish at the first half of the story)

  • Mighty Wolf Girl
    Mighty Wolf Girl Month ago

    Not even tarzan

  • Johan M
    Johan M Month ago

    I am not sure I would put Aladdin on the list - Sure he up his game when he invites himself to the palace but he is also a con artist that steals for a living and that is a habit he never really get rid of even when he fights for the girl of his love.
    I would swap him for Simba whom has the courage to go and face his fathers murderer when asked to. That takes a lot of brave to do. Oh, and he goes into the elephant graveyard as a cub. Is as stupid as it is brave.
    Its also worth remembering all those minor characters that does brave things - Like Mulans pets who go to war with her and the mices in Cinderella whom go through a lot to get her dress ready. Johan.

  • Andi Mack Ships
    Andi Mack Ships Month ago

    I need to see Moana

  • Andi Mack Ships
    Andi Mack Ships Month ago

    Merida is like my spirit animal

  • Andi Mack Ships
    Andi Mack Ships Month ago

    I love Marlin more at the end

  • Andi Mack Ships
    Andi Mack Ships Month ago

    Pocohontas seems so underrated

  • Nick Arriola
    Nick Arriola 2 months ago

    Flick the ant should be here. He adventured himself out of his colony to save it and also encouraged bravery to all of its members.

  • Red Dungeoneer
    Red Dungeoneer 2 months ago

    Judy Hopps is No.1 in my book! And if she and Nick are now partners in the ZPD then they could be both at top spot brave! Just wish Zootopia 2 would happen real soon!

  • Brandon  Farver
    Brandon Farver 2 months ago

    Arlo deserved to be on the list.

  • Krystal Flint
    Krystal Flint 3 months ago +1

    Ok, no hate, but I really think meg should of been on there. She stood up to Hades himself. And she sacfriced herself to save Hercules from the falling pillar. She deserved more spotlight than we give her💜💜💜

  • Anirban Sarwar
    Anirban Sarwar 3 months ago +1

    Of course Mulan,😀just as brave and amazing as msmojo

  • William King
    William King 3 months ago

    Yeah, they're the moment, but, AFTER all the bravery, I bet none of them could get a good night sleep(Hercules, Aladdin, Prince Philip, Ariel). NONE of those people are sleeping at night.

  • Monika Tamelyte
    Monika Tamelyte 3 months ago

    Ariel isn’t that brave, more like impulsive and a little dumb. Ursula legit told her what would happen if she failed, Ariel didn’t even stop to think again

  • Daniel Venetsky
    Daniel Venetsky 4 months ago

    What is up with WatchMojo and its constant bias toward Moana at the expense of Zootopia? Is the website anti-furry?

  • joao bello
    joao bello 4 months ago

    Well, Merida is the main character of the movie named "BRAVE", so... it would be weird if she wasn't on this list.

  • FNAFalie
    FNAFalie 4 months ago

    what about woody? he stood up to sid and saved buzz.

  • Jamie Hood
    Jamie Hood 4 months ago

    Merida should have been higher, at least #5 or so. Her movie is literally called BRAVE

  • DrumLord111
    DrumLord111 4 months ago

    You forgot Bernard from the Rescuers.

  • ToonReel001
    ToonReel001 4 months ago

    No love for Bambi? The guy faced a pack of hunting dogs to save a doe when he was a traumatised little fawn. And WON. No magic or fairy sidekicks either. "Wimpy deer" my ass.

  • Tiana Roberge
    Tiana Roberge 4 months ago

    moana zootopiea tangled frozen

  • Danai Pat
    Danai Pat 4 months ago

    Zootopia and Moana are my fave movies !

  • Danai Pat
    Danai Pat 4 months ago

    Merida should be higher on this list cause her movie's name is BRAVE ?!

  • Adolfo Pena
    Adolfo Pena 4 months ago

    This is a weird way of sorting characters.

  • Mavis Fermilian
    Mavis Fermilian 4 months ago

    I just realised that Hermione is just like belle emma watston plays belle

  • Liam Johnson
    Liam Johnson 4 months ago

    Make a disney princess video on march 29th please

  • Shizzy Puff
    Shizzy Puff 4 months ago +1

    Where is Mary Sue? Did you guys seriously not add her on the list...

  • Gor85
    Gor85 4 months ago

    I agree. All extremelly brave and enduring. Lovely list.Role models. Definitelly

  • Ashley Gao
    Ashley Gao 4 months ago +4

    i had a famous woman project in 3rd grade and wanted to do Fa Mulan, but my friends where like,

    nooooo mulan is not a real person.


  • Arica B. Alien
    Arica B. Alien 4 months ago

    Moana & mulan definitely deserve the top 2 spots 👏👏👏👏

  • TheShamelessFairy
    TheShamelessFairy 4 months ago

    I disagree with most of this list...

  • Sasja Vlieger
    Sasja Vlieger 4 months ago

    wstupid lst, ita are all main characters ....they are suppost to b brave and strong...

  • William Craig
    William Craig 4 months ago

    Take note: More than half of these characters are women.

    BESTIEZ TOYS and COLORS 4 months ago +2

    Yes my top movie is Aladdin!!! Princess Jasmine is just so beautiful 😍

  • TheWolverineX2
    TheWolverineX2 4 months ago +1

    Jim Hawkins from Treasure planet? He fended off a crew of pirates by himself on an unknown planet

    • TheWolverineX2
      TheWolverineX2 4 months ago

      1992disney ok he thought that specific area was where the literal “treasure” from Treasure Planet was. However, the map opened a portal to the space station which flint built. That was what he believed he was encountering from the map given to him.

    • 1992disney
      1992disney 4 months ago

      @TheWolverineX2 He did know what planet he was on thanks to the map.

    • TheWolverineX2
      TheWolverineX2 4 months ago

      1992disney well a planet he knew nothing about, that he crash landed on

    • 1992disney
      1992disney 4 months ago

      Unknown planet? You mean the titular one?

  • warren byrne
    warren byrne 4 months ago

    I wish Snow,Cinders,Alice,Wendy were here.

  • warren byrne
    warren byrne 4 months ago

    0:08 F*ck with belle. Excuse for my foul language.

  • Sara V
    Sara V 4 months ago +1

    Im sorry, but Ariel always struck me as spoiled haha

  • MarioRockStar209
    MarioRockStar209 4 months ago +1

    Does anybody else think that Wreck it Ralph should be on the list, I mean the dude almost committed suicide to save to entire arcade

  • Shawnee Seguin
    Shawnee Seguin 4 months ago

    Ariel?Really? why not ANY OF THE HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Lil Lord Akira 97
    Lil Lord Akira 97 4 months ago


  • Irelia 2468
    Irelia 2468 4 months ago +2

    If Mulan wasn’t number 1 would have a problem. She’s the strongest and bravest Disney character.

  • Ryan Attiyeh
    Ryan Attiyeh 4 months ago

    I need that szechuan sauce from mulan

  • filmgal666
    filmgal666 4 months ago +1

    You may have just answered why Emma Watson was chosen for the reboot; Hermione Granger was the girl who had the brain of a raven, but the heart of a gryffindor. Brainy, absolutely, but reading when everyone thinks you are crazy, giving up your freedom for a loved one, calling someone a monster whilst he is stirring up an angry mob? That's pretty damn brave. ;)

  • Alexander Kim
    Alexander Kim 4 months ago +2

    Thank god, I thought it was gonna be only women.

  • Caped Crusader
    Caped Crusader 4 months ago

    List is perfect...only drawback didn't add mufasa...

  • Cutie pie 2000
    Cutie pie 2000 4 months ago +1

    What about Milo from “Atlantis-the lost empire”?
    He practically risked his life to save Kida and Atlantis!

  • Catherine Acts
    Catherine Acts 4 months ago

    I knew Mulan would be number one!!

  • probotboyxxx
    probotboyxxx 4 months ago +1

    Who else predicted Mulan as number 1?

  • KJ Lew
    KJ Lew 4 months ago


  • Rachel Copeland
    Rachel Copeland 4 months ago +1

    What about Violet from the Incredibles?!

  • Sara Greenwood
    Sara Greenwood 4 months ago

    Pocahontas should be much higher on the list.

  • Sara Greenwood
    Sara Greenwood 4 months ago

    There's a fine line between bravery and stupidity...And as much as I love Ariel, I have to say she's on the side of stupidity. Signing Ursula's contract, diving into the water to catch the wedding ship, and even deflecting Ursula's trident shot at Eric were all more heat-of-the-moment impulses rather than brave, conscious decisions. And signing the contract in the first place was purely selfish. There are much better choices for #10...Any of the honorable mentions, Quasimodo, Milo from Atlantis, even Tiger Lily from Peter Pan.

  • Pixel Noodle
    Pixel Noodle 4 months ago +1

    Where is Wall-E? That little robot was so brave!

  • Lucrecia Tatsumoto
    Lucrecia Tatsumoto 4 months ago

    I did the trivia but two of the questions didn't even give me answer options.

  • Clayton Baker
    Clayton Baker 4 months ago +1

    Tarzan, but no , another crap list

  • 1992disney
    1992disney 4 months ago

    Jim Hawkins from Treasure Planet deserves to be on this list, you cowards!

  • Lilo and Stitch
    Lilo and Stitch 4 months ago


  • Mitch Mitchell
    Mitch Mitchell 4 months ago +2

    How did Elsa not make the top 10? She willingly gave her life to save her sister's life. Sure she didn't actually die, but she didn't know she wasn't going to.

  • Amateur Gamer
    Amateur Gamer 4 months ago +1

    Is it me or does Judy lose something when you consider in most professions you start in low rank - ticketing in this case - and are suppose to work your way up and do as your superior says?
    They make it look like they have her low rank tasks because of her species’s her first day she isn’t going to be put on an important case
    Just somet that’s bugged me since watching the movie

  • Lt. Basil
    Lt. Basil 4 months ago +2

    So Rapunzel is an honorable mention but Eugene isn't even on the list at all? Don't get me wrong, Rapunzel is definitely brave. BUT. Eugene sacrificed himself to save her, KNOWING that it would kill him. There are plenty of people on this list who risked their lives. But Eugene willingly GAVE UP his life to save someone he loved. I don't know about you, but that seems like a level of bravery far above many of the other people on this list. The only one on the list who matches that level of brave is Anna (who did basically the same thing that Eugene did, giving up the thing that could save her in order to save someone she loved) and she's only an honorable mention, while Ariel, who did everything she did because she was impulsively chasing after guy she had NEVER MET and simply developed a crush on 'cause he was hot, is number 10, and Merida, who acted like a spoiled brat and did what she did only to prove a point and not because she wanted to help anyone and didn't acknowledge her mistakes until they were practically slapping her in the face, is number 7? This list has problems.

    • Kieran Stark
      Kieran Stark 4 months ago +2

      There! You explained many details to how this list could've been improved including how Flynn Rider is super courageous while Princess Ariel and Merida being on this list was just WatchMojo snapping back at people with more common sense.

    FLATCHET 4 months ago

    9:57 wait... Did he just say ass?

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    Top 10 Pop Versions of Disney Songs next!

  • DukeUniversityGirl
    DukeUniversityGirl 4 months ago +1

    Anna only being an honorable mention is some BS

  • Loretta DG
    Loretta DG 4 months ago +1


  • soldarren
    soldarren 4 months ago +1

    What about Gurgi from black cauldron he literally throws himself to he's death to save everyone else

  • nobody Uknow
    nobody Uknow 4 months ago +3

    I KNEW Mulan HAD to be #1. Still my favorite. I hope they don't ruin her.

  • ThiefRikku0306
    ThiefRikku0306 4 months ago +1

    What no Cinderella? She faced years of abuse from her family without even breaking. She never gave into their constant bullying, verbal and psychological abuse and kept her head up believing one day she will be given the opportunity to leave that abusive home life and she did. Cindy had so much courage and patience as I would have snapped and killed them all.

  • Lightning Wolfdog52
    Lightning Wolfdog52 4 months ago +4

    What about Bolt? He traveled across the country and ran into a burning building to save Penny.

  • 7snowdog
    7snowdog 4 months ago +1

    Anna making only an honorable mention? She literally was ready to have her head chopped off to save her sister's life! She also didn't hesitate to go through the mountain even if she didn't know the way, jumped from a cliff and threw a snowball at a snow monster - she might have not think over these, but we can't deny it was bravery. Personally i would put her in first 5.
    I agree with Moana though and if Mulan didn't make the first place, i would lose faith in humanity.

  • Donelle Bullock
    Donelle Bullock 4 months ago +2

    Most of the were more selfish rather then brave. Especially Ariel and the other actual princesses/ royalty. Jim Hawkins from Treasure Planet, while some was selfish for the reason of the journey, most of what he did wasn't to prove anything. The Rescuers Down Under had more bravery them most.

  • Pedro Wajsfeld
    Pedro Wajsfeld 4 months ago +2

    MsMojo should expand this list just so it can put Aqua in it. Technically, she's a Disney character.

  • Joshua Lowe
    Joshua Lowe 4 months ago

    Simba TRIED to be brave in the elephant graveyard but the hyenas scared him and mufasa had to save Simba. Simba also got caught in the wildebeest stampede and Mufasa saved Simba again, but was killed when Scar threw Mufasa into the wildebeest.

  • Jonathan Fitzharris
    Jonathan Fitzharris 4 months ago +22

    Ariel... Ariel! ARIEL!!!! - Stupidity isn't the same as bravery

    Anna should have been here - Who legit sacrificed herself to save her sister

    • Andi Mack Ships
      Andi Mack Ships Month ago

      I agree Anna is one of my favorites for that reason

  • Joshua Lowe
    Joshua Lowe 4 months ago

    Merida. The name of her movie is BRAVE.

  • Seth Cohen
    Seth Cohen 4 months ago

    For once I have seen a ms mojo video that have every movie I know well almost every movie 🎥🍿

  • Roxanne Roxanne
    Roxanne Roxanne 4 months ago

    Brave is an absolute masterpiece. Does not get enough credit for sure

    • Kieran Stark
      Kieran Stark 4 months ago +1

      Then I guess we are retarded for highly praising Mulan, Hercules, Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), Finding Nemo, Zootopia, The Princess and the Frog and A Bug's Life. Yeah right, liar!!!!!

  • Drilon Krasniqi
    Drilon Krasniqi 4 months ago

    Mulan deserved to be number 1 becuase she shave Emperor life and all China

  • Tamar Tiela
    Tamar Tiela 4 months ago

    Milan is best

  • Michael Helin
    Michael Helin 4 months ago +1

    What about Quasimodo?

  • Fleeting Shadow
    Fleeting Shadow 4 months ago +5

    Came for Mulan.

  • pokemon princess
    pokemon princess 4 months ago +1

    When you add some Harry Potter to it I love it even more than I did before

    • pokemon princess
      pokemon princess 4 months ago

      I think I haven't lost my mind because I don't think Disney created Harry Potter of course

    • Kieran Stark
      Kieran Stark 4 months ago +1

      So so I, but Harry Potter is not made by Disney AT ALL. But at least WatchMojo had Hogwarts top its list of best-of-the-beat schools!!!!

  • Gator Tooth
    Gator Tooth 4 months ago +1

    Aladdin is a Worldwide phenomenon

  • TaurusLha Dzyan
    TaurusLha Dzyan 4 months ago +1

    I think Quasimodo should have been there at least in the honorary mentions!

  • Lady Lydia
    Lady Lydia 4 months ago +1

    How is Esmeralda not on here?

  • Kid reside
    Kid reside 4 months ago

    Mulan takes the top spot in lots of these kinds of lists, that’s impressive.

  • Ishan a.k.a Shall-I
    Ishan a.k.a Shall-I 4 months ago +1

    1:29 That's more impulsive and hasty than brave.

    • Kieran Stark
      Kieran Stark 4 months ago +2

      Yeah, at the same time, we actually do have positive feelings for that channel as well. Like, WatchMojo has originality at times.

    • Ishan a.k.a Shall-I
      Ishan a.k.a Shall-I 4 months ago +1

      @Kieran Stark Lol. It is a pretty good channel though.

    • Kieran Stark
      Kieran Stark 4 months ago +2

      You tell that chick of WatchMojo with that fake smile!!!!

  • Matt Piavis
    Matt Piavis 4 months ago +3

    You should have added:
    Milo Thatch
    Jim Hawkins

    • Kieran Stark
      Kieran Stark 4 months ago +1

      Sora and Riku (like Jim Hawkins in Treasure Planet and Milo Thatch) definitely deserve to be on this list, but that's a list for another day. These characters could ve on a Kingdom Hearts list! In fact, they both were on WatchMojo's list of greatest Kingdom Hearts characters! Suck on that, Gligar13Vids and IGN!!!

  • uthunderilightning
    uthunderilightning 4 months ago

    Yay! Moana! :)

  • Justin Eves
    Justin Eves 4 months ago

    Very very great list I like it a lot and a lot of fun too one of my very favorite movie list I like it a lot and a lot of fun too

  • Kieran Stark
    Kieran Stark 4 months ago +5

    *What do we think of these choices on this list????*
    10. Hell no!!!! Please replace her with any other Disney animated character who is completely more of a character that risked his/her life to save people than someone who is ungrateful for the beautiful world she was given to live in!!!
    9. Yeah, but there are more fleshed out Disney animated characters out there.
    8. Finding Nemo is so good that it MASSIVELY developed that character from an overprotective dad (yet we know why, his wife Coral was eaten by a barracuda no matter how much she tried to survive) to a fearless and very mild-mannered clownfish.
    7. You think another teen stereotype who fought with her parent childishly (even though to be fair, King Triton and Queen Elinor did use to be too overprotective and demanding before the end of the movies) would be that brave (no pun intended) too?!?!?! Typical Mojo.
    6. Remember when PhantomStrider and Caddicarus stated that there are a few Aladdin (1992) characters like Aladdin himself aren't charming enough??? Well, they could either watch this video (including his line to Jasmine "You aren't just some prize to be won. You should be free to make your own choice." How the hell is is THAT not a great piece of speech?!?!?!?!) or the upcoming Aladdin (1992) - AniMat's Classic Reviews soon if that will rethink that character
    5. "Go the Distance" should be enough for him to belong on this list. So should his fights with giant monsters that nearly took away his life.
    4. You said it yourself. True courage DOES come from generousity and people can be beautiful if they have those traits from the outside and especially the inside.
    3. Nothing wrong with gender equality and equality in general. Judy Hopps definitely proved that so that Zootopia would actually make Zootopia an EXTRAORDINARY buddy-cop movie.
    2. Again, you said it yourself. It takes a LOT of courage to face a volcanic demon that would physically murder you.
    Honorable Mention: Okay, I found something to actually like about Anna, self-sacrifice. Plus she is attractive no matter what we think of her as a whole, including when she has the same color of hair as her sister.
    The other honorable mentions: These clips show how much you wouldn't want to fuck with these characters.
    1. Do I even need to explain????

  • Brittany Weaver
    Brittany Weaver 4 months ago +1


  • Jason Berry
    Jason Berry 4 months ago +1

    Ariel was not brave. She was selfish and stupid.

    • Kieran Stark
      Kieran Stark 4 months ago +1

      IKR! The WatchMojo lady was a lot like her when she put Ariel on that list instead of Toasty, The Hunchback of Notre Dame characters or Big Hero 6 characters.

  • Alannah Erin Rougvie
    Alannah Erin Rougvie 4 months ago

    Mulan is my favourite Disney movie and character, so glad she is number 1

  • Jamie Farr
    Jamie Farr 4 months ago +1

    Judy had to be on that list on she’s placed on my favourite number Judy is my Favourite Disney character of all time MsMojo you are the best