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Princess Tutu
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Name Princess Tutu
Kanji プリンセスチュチュ
Rōmaji Purinsesu Chuchu
Characteristics
Eyes Blue
Hair Orange
Alternate Forms Ahiru
Professional Status
Affiliation Princess Tutu
Occupation Dancer
Personal Status
Status Alive
Alias Ahiru
First Appearance
Anime Debut The Duck and the Prince
Voices
Japanese Voice Nanae Katou
English Voice Luci Christian

Princess Tutu (プリンセスチュチュ Purinsesu Chuchu) is Ahiru's alter ego. Unlike Ahiru, Tutu is a very graceful and elegant ballerina. Her mission is to find and return the missing pieces of Mytho's heart.

History

In The Prince and the Raven, Tutu was a minor character that confessed her love to the Prince—which, because of a curse, caused her to turn into a speck of light and vanish. Still in love with Mytho, her quest is to gather the pieces of his missing heart and return them to him. Hidden in the hearts of the residents of Gold Crown Town, Tutu can retrieve Mytho's heart shards by dancing with them and helping them to realize their true feelings. However, Tutu's curse still haunts her, so as much as she encourages others to be true to their hearts, she's unable to speak her own true feelings for Mytho aloud.

In Ahiru's eyes, Princess Tutu is everything she is not. She's poised, graceful, an elegant and skilled dancer, and all-around nearly perfect. Ahiru often struggles with comparing herself to her alter-ego, unsure if Tutu is really her, or simply the character from the story somehow working through her. Also, while restoring Mytho's heart means he can feel joy and love, it also means he can feel sadness and pain, which causes Ahiru to doubt if her actions are truly helping him. Because of this, she actually has quite a bit of angst throughout the show—but she pushes forward, hoping that in the end, she'll be able to see Mytho smile.

Appearance

Ahiru takes on a drastic change in both appearance and wardrobe upon transforming into Princess Tutu. Her long braid, freckles, and layered hair strands disappear, and her height increases slightly. However, she still retains her strawberry blonder auburn hair and blue eyes, including the ahoge resembling the feathers & hair that she has on her head in her duck form & human form. The costume she wears as Princess Tutu is a sleeveless and backless white pancake tutu with double-layered pink mesh underneath, tiny puffed off-the-shoulder sleeves slightly below her arms that balances with the tutu’s bodice opening, three long strings behind her back and white feathers circle Princess Tutu's hair. She also wears a small golden-bronze crown on the top of her head, two golden-bronze bead bracelets, a golden-bronze necklace with a golden-bronze pendant(presumably her pendant) and light pink pointe shoes. The outfit seems to be renewed with each transformation, seen when, despite having her outfit ripped by the Ghost Knight in Akt 18, upon transforming again later it is like new with no rips or marks.

It seems that those who do not have a direct role in the story are unable to see her true form. This phenomenon is demonstrated both when she rescued Mytho from falling from his dorm widow due to the effects of the Raven's blood in his system and when she saves Fakir from the Book Men. All who witnessed her saw a large, glowing swan in her place.

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