Pocahontas is the main protagonist of Disney's 1995, thirty-third animated feature, Pocahontas, and its direct-to-video sequel, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. She is also an official Disney Princess. She, as well as the events she goes through, are very loosely based on the actual historical figure Matoaka, who is more popularly known by the nickname Pocahontas.
Pocahontas is the first (and only) Disney Princess to have two love interests. However, most media, including the Disney Princess franchise, keep John Smith in a relationship with Pocahontas, completely ignoring John Rolfe. She also the only Disney Princess that not appeared in any Kingdom Hearts games.
Though Pocahontas does not have the characteristics of princesses like Snow White, Cinderella and Princess Aurora, she is still included as a Disney Princess because she is the daughter of a Native American chief. This makes Pocahontas the first American Disney Princess.
Pocahontas' name means "Little Mischief." She is based on the real historical figure, and was born into a highly sophisticated Native American culture that had some knowledge of Europeans.
Pocahontas is displayed as a noble, free-spirited and highly spiritual young woman. She expresses wisdom beyond her years and offers kindness and guidance to those around her. She loves adventure and nature. In the film, she appears to have shamanic powers since she was able to commune with nature, talk to spirits, empathize with animals, and understand unknown languages.
In the sequel, Pocahontas seems to have grown after thinking that John Smith had died. She keeps her independent spirit and playfulness, but is much more mature and self assured than she was in the first film. During her stay in England, she nearly loses herself in the hustle and bustle of this new world and is turned into someone she's not. But in the end she bravely intends to sacrifice herself for her people's safety and returns to her homeland, finding herself, and love, once again.