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19th Jul '17 5:39:40 PM ZSF
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* In the Middle Ages, nobility implied exemption of taxes - and duty to serve as a soldier. That is due to Feudal system. There were no standing armies, but the soldiers (knights and men-at-arms) were expected to train on their own and acquire their own armour and weapons. Exemption from taxes implied that the nobleman would spend all his income on weapons, gear and practising martial skills. Usually the core of the feudal army would be supplanted either by mercenaries or conscripted commoners (''arriere-ban'').

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* In the Middle Ages, nobility implied exemption of taxes - and duty to serve as a soldier. That is due to Feudal system. There were no standing armies, but the soldiers (knights and men-at-arms) were expected to train on their own and acquire their own armour and weapons. Exemption from taxes implied that the nobleman would spend all his income on weapons, gear and practising martial skills. Usually the core of the feudal army would be supplanted supplemented either by mercenaries or conscripted commoners (''arriere-ban'').
13th Jul '17 6:59:54 AM matruz
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has the Royal Government of Humanity, who live behind Wall Sina far removed from the threat of the Titans. [[spoiler:Later revelations imply that the members are the most direct descendants of Ymir Fritz, the Progenitor Titan power wielder, and thus are the only ones capable of using the Coordinate Titan power to its full extent. Zeke Yeager, the Shifter behind the Beast Titan, is also the son of a Royal Family member and because of it he is shown to possess exclusive abilities, like turning other Eldians into Titans and controlling them]].
9th Jul '17 11:49:01 PM mlsmithca
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* The old Earl of Squanderfield in William Hogarth's ''Art/MarriageALaMode'' is fiercely proud of his aristocratic heritage (he has coronets put on everything from his chairs to his crutches to his dogs!), and points to his family tree literally growing out of William the Conqueror as he makes the case to a NouveauRiche alderman that he should [[ArrangedMarriage engage his daughter]] to the Earl's son.
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-->''My father was as brave a lord\\
As ever Europe did afford;\\
My mother was a lady bright,\\
My husband was a valiant knight.\\
And I my self a lady gay,\\
Bedeckt with gorgious rich array;\\
The bravest lady in the land\\
Had not more pleasures to command.''

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-->''My -->My father was as brave a lord\\
lord\\
As ever Europe did afford;\\
afford;\\
My mother was a lady bright,\\
bright,\\
My husband was a valiant knight.\\
And I my self a lady gay,\\
gay,\\
Bedeckt with gorgious rich array;\\
array;\\
The bravest lady in the land\\
land\\
Had not more pleasures to command.''
9th Jul '17 12:09:53 PM mlsmithca
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* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' features Lord and Lady Everglot, whose enormous manor indicates that their family once had wealth to go with their title, but the mostly empty rooms and the safe full of cobwebs indicate that they are, to quote Lord Everglot in the couple's introductory song, [[ImpoverishedPatrician "land-rich, bankrupt aristocracy without a penny to their name".]] They look down on the NouveauRiche Van Dorts, as William is a SelfMadeMan who earned his fortune rather than inheriting it, but [[ArrangedMarriage engaging their daughter Victoria to Victor Van Dort]] is the Everglots' surest path [[NobilityMarriesMoney back to financial stability, while Victor will get a title that allows his parents to socialise with society's elite.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' features Lord and Lady Everglot, whose enormous manor indicates that their family once had wealth to go with their title, but the mostly empty rooms and the safe full of cobwebs indicate that they are, are now, to quote Lord Everglot in the couple's introductory song, [[ImpoverishedPatrician "land-rich, bankrupt aristocracy without a penny to their name".]] They Their heritage prompts them to look down on the NouveauRiche Van Dorts, as William is a SelfMadeMan who earned his fortune rather than inheriting it, it (and has yet to learn manners to go with his money), but [[ArrangedMarriage engaging their daughter Victoria to Victor Van Dort]] is the Everglots' surest path [[NobilityMarriesMoney back to financial stability, while Victor will get a title that allows his parents to socialise with society's elite.]]elite,]] and so the Everglots try to swallow their pride.
9th Jul '17 12:06:31 PM mlsmithca
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* A major plot point of the movie ''Film/{{Penelope}}'' is that the titular character's curse can only be broken when a blue-blood declares he loves her. [[spoiler:She ends up breaking the curse by stating that she loves herself the way she is, curse and all. Both heartwarming and amusing, as you find out that the man she loves and who presented himself as a blue-blood was actually lying, and when she begs him to just say he loves her and that he doesn't have to talk to her after that, he sadly responds that he can't, but not for the reasons she thinks (i.e. he finds her ugly due to the curse giving her a pig's nose, which actually isn't that bad)).]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''

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* A major plot point of the movie ''Film/{{Penelope}}'' is that the titular title character's curse can only be broken when a blue-blood declares he loves her. [[spoiler:She ends up breaking the curse by stating that she loves herself the way she is, curse and all. Both heartwarming and amusing, as you find out that the man she loves and who presented himself as a blue-blood was actually lying, and when she begs him to just say he loves her and that he doesn't have to talk to her after that, he sadly responds that he can't, but not for the reasons she thinks (i.e. he finds her ugly due to the curse giving her a pig's nose, which actually isn't that bad)).]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' features Lord and Lady Everglot, whose enormous manor indicates that their family once had wealth to go with their title, but the mostly empty rooms and the safe full of cobwebs indicate that they are, to quote Lord Everglot in the couple's introductory song, [[ImpoverishedPatrician "land-rich, bankrupt aristocracy without a penny to their name".]] They look down on the NouveauRiche Van Dorts, as William is a SelfMadeMan who earned his fortune rather than inheriting it, but [[ArrangedMarriage engaging their daughter Victoria to Victor Van Dort]] is the Everglots' surest path [[NobilityMarriesMoney back to financial stability, while Victor will get a title that allows his parents to socialise with society's elite.]]
27th Jun '17 12:13:53 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is Subverted by the Imga, a minor race of intelligent "ape men" native to the forests of Valenwood. Every Imga bears some kind of noble title (Baron, Duke, Earl, etc.) which they use when addressing their idols, the [[OurElvesOurBetter Altmer (High Elves)]]. Subverted, however, as there are no land-owning Imga.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is Subverted by the Imga, a minor race of intelligent "ape men" native to the forests of Valenwood. Every Imga bears some kind of noble title (Baron, Duke, Earl, etc.) which they use when addressing their idols, the [[OurElvesOurBetter [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]]. Subverted, however, as there are no land-owning Imga.
27th Jun '17 12:13:26 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is Subverted by the Imga, a minor race of intelligent "ape men" native to the forests of Valenwood. Every Imga bears some kind of noble title (Baron, Duke, Earl, etc.) which they use when addressing their idols, the [[OurElvesOurBetter Altmer (High Elves)]]. Subverted, however, as there are no land-owning Imga.
23rd Jun '17 11:16:15 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The nobility in the RealLife is usually divided in ''untitled nobility'' (i.e. noblemen whose status implies servant status to either a superior noble or to state), including gentlemen, esquires and knights and ''titled nobility'', also known as "peerage", i.e. land-owning nobility. Those would be baronets, barons, earls, viscounts, marqueses, counts and princes. The highest ranks of the nobility, such as Dukes, Grand Princes and Grand Dukes, would imply RoyalBlood instead of just BlueBlood.

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* The nobility in the RealLife is usually divided in ''untitled nobility'' (i.e. noblemen whose status implies servant status to either a superior noble or to state), including gentlemen, esquires and knights and ''titled nobility'', also known as "peerage", i.e. land-owning nobility. Those would be baronets, barons, earls, viscounts, marqueses, marquesses, counts and princes. The highest ranks of the nobility, such as Dukes, Grand Princes and Grand Dukes, would imply RoyalBlood instead of just BlueBlood.
31st May '17 8:26:54 PM nombretomado
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* Like so much else in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'', just about every shade of this trope is present in one nation or another. Amongst the main characters, Moiraine, Elayne, Faile, Talmanes, [[spoiler: Rand of house ''Mantear'' by virtue of his mother, Tigraine, the former daughter-heir]], and eventually even [[spoiler: Mat, Prince of Ravens]] and [[spoiler: Perrin Goldeneyes, Lord of the Two Rivers as Steward for the Dragon Reborn]].

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* Like so much else in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', just about every shade of this trope is present in one nation or another. Amongst the main characters, Moiraine, Elayne, Faile, Talmanes, [[spoiler: Rand of house ''Mantear'' by virtue of his mother, Tigraine, the former daughter-heir]], and eventually even [[spoiler: Mat, Prince of Ravens]] and [[spoiler: Perrin Goldeneyes, Lord of the Two Rivers as Steward for the Dragon Reborn]].
7th Apr '17 8:17:13 PM MadAnthony94
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* Bruce Wayne, aka Franchise//{{Batman}}, as well. Unlike Supes, he ''lives'' like it. His family is basically responsible for building Gotham City. In fact, Bob Kane chose the name "Wayne" after an American Revolutionary soldier, Anthony Wayne (some writers suggest Bruce is an actual descendent), making him the closest to nobility you can get in the States.

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* Bruce Wayne, aka Franchise//{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, as well. Unlike Supes, he ''lives'' like it. His family is basically responsible for building Gotham City. In fact, Bob Kane chose the name "Wayne" after an American Revolutionary soldier, Anthony Wayne (some writers suggest Bruce is an actual descendent), making him the closest to nobility you can get in the States.
** Thomas Elliot (Hush) and Oswald Cobblepot's (Penguin) families once occupied a similar place in Gotham's social elite until they became {{Impoverished Patrician}}s.
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