Tiger Lily (Peter Pan)

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Tiger Lily is a fictional character in J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, his novel based on it, and the various adaptations of them.

She is the princess of the Piccaninny Tribe of "Indians" (Native Americans) living on the island of Neverland. She is apparently old enough to be married, but she refuses any suitors because she desires Peter Pan over all. She is jealous of Wendy and Tinker Bell. Tiger Lily is nearly killed by Captain Hook when she is seen boarding the Jolly Roger with a knife in her mouth, but Peter saves her. In the earlier versions of Peter Pan, it is assumed that she disapproves of Wendy and even Tinker bell at one point because of her envy.

Disney version[edit]

In the Disney version, Tiger Lily is kidnapped by Captain Hook and Smee. Hook threatens to kill her if she does not tell him Peter's hiding place. She remains silent, as she does through the whole movie, because she will not betray Peter. She also doesn't tell because she knows Hook will leave her there anyway to drown. She is saved by Peter and he takes her to her tribe. At her tribe, there is a celebration of her return and Peter is granted an honorary title as a chief. While the dance goes on, Tiger Lily shows her affection towards Peter. At first, Peter watches Tiger Lily dance, then Tiger Lily jumps down and gives Peter an Indian kiss. This turns Peter bright red. Then they dance together, which makes Wendy very jealous.