This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Working Title: Unretiring Regent: From YKTTW
: Would non-ruler examples work? Such as in the Richie Rich
movie, where Richie's parents go missing. Cadbury is the benevolent "regent"-cum-Battle Butler
of the Rich estate, but is framed by Big Bad
John Larroquette, who then assumes Richie's guardianship and becomes this trope.
Nybbler: Yes, as with the Iron Man
example (where it's a corporation instead of a kingdom).