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In Wreck-it Ralph, Vanellope is confirmed to be the Princess of Sugar Rush. This would imply that she’s either the daughter of a King and/or Queen or that she, as supreme ruler of the Kingdom should be the Queen.

It occurred to me that the Kingdom might actually be a principality (albeit one ruled by a princess) but is there anything that explains her status?

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    Are you asking if there's any in-universe evidence that this is a Principality as per en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality? – FuzzyBoots Aug 24 '18 at 17:44
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    This seems to be attracting downvotes because it starts with an unfounded assumption. I've done a big edit to try to make it less guess-work-y and more focused. – Valorum Aug 24 '18 at 19:27
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    Thanks @Valorum, that seems to make the question better. Hopefully it will stem the tide of downvotes (or that new downvoters would comment on how this question can be further improved). – Thunderforge Aug 24 '18 at 19:36
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    @Thunderforge - There's still a confusing number of close votes being cast. I suspect that there's a bit of less-than-careful reviewing going on here – Valorum Aug 24 '18 at 20:16
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    @Thunderforge - Quick edit and the votes come rolling in. SE loves an on-topic question. – Valorum Aug 25 '18 at 7:29
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The very short answer is that world of Sugar Rush isn't a fully formed society that has grown and evolved over time. It's basically a snapshot of a community that was created by its in-universe writers as the setting for a series of races that take place within a small (and ill-defined) society presided over by a Princess. In short, there never was a real King Candy since the society was birthed, fully-formed with Princess Vanellope as its absolute ruler.

Q. Was King Candy an existing character in the game, or did Turbo create him from scratch?

Raymond S. Persi: Good question. I think King Candy didn’t exist before Turbo got there. That’s why Vanellope was on the side and the ruler of the world.

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Q. is that answer regarding King Candy 100% canon or just your own personal theory?

Raymond S. Persi: That’s what we were going for. Turbo snuck into Sugar Rush, created a new persona in the form of King Candy and reprogrammed everyone to think he had always been around.

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