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14th Aug '16 11:13:02 AM CaseyJ0nes
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** Lampshaded by Sieglinde while trying to convince Ciel [[spoiler:to make Sebastian let up on her 'proper lady' training]] and he refuses.
--> Sieglinde: "What colour is your blood?!"
--> Ciel: "It's red."
11th Aug '16 1:52:49 AM PaulA
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* The Vor in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]'', though they themselves claim they are a military caste, and not an aristocracy (which is exactly what aristocracy ''was'' in the Middle Ages). Most other people treat them like aristocrats.

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* The Vor in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]'', ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', though they themselves claim they are a military caste, and not an aristocracy (which is exactly what aristocracy ''was'' in the Middle Ages). Most other people treat them like aristocrats.
9th Aug '16 4:17:36 PM nombretomado
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* Virtually all of the major and minor characters in the {{Deryni}} works are in this class. The better ones treat members of the lowers orders (such as Revan in the ''Legends of Camber'' and ''Heirs off Camber'' and Morgan's pagan swordsmith Ferris from the story "Trial") quite well. The rest, well, see AristocratsAreEvil.

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* Virtually all of the major and minor characters in the {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} works are in this class. The better ones treat members of the lowers orders (such as Revan in the ''Legends of Camber'' and ''Heirs off Camber'' and Morgan's pagan swordsmith Ferris from the story "Trial") quite well. The rest, well, see AristocratsAreEvil.
7th Aug '16 10:00:58 AM TimberRidge
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* The ''Literature/VillageTales'' novels feature the Duke of Taunton and his family and extended family, most of them titled; and his HeterosexualLifePartner HH the Nawab of Hubli; and a fair few others. Dukes, marquesses, viscounts, earls, Scots Lords of Parliament, barons, Scots lairds, Senators of the College of Justice, baronets, knights, courtesy titles including a Scots "Master"; post-nominals everywhere; even a Nawab. And Professor Lacy may have been given a mere Life Peerage, but she's a ''Lacy'' all the same. And with all that, the real [[WorkingClassHero heroes are all working-class, all the same]].
22nd Jul '16 6:45:01 PM Goldfritha
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Their effectiveness is frequently inversely related to their civilization. Dark Ages nobility often features AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, and the MiddleAges nobility ''will'' feature the KnightInShiningArmor and TheTourney, but a highly refined and civilized culture will feature an inordinate number of {{Upper Class Twit}}s and OfficerAndAGentleman.

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Their effectiveness is frequently inversely related to their civilization. Dark Ages nobility often features AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, and the MiddleAges nobility ''will'' feature the KnightInShiningArmor and TheTourney, but a highly refined and civilized culture will feature an inordinate number of {{Upper Class Twit}}s and OfficerAndAGentleman.
(though an OfficerAndAGentleman is also possible) if not, indeed decadent courtiers.
22nd Jul '16 4:38:02 PM Goldfritha
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Their effectiveness is frequently inversely related to their civilization. Dark Ages nobility often features AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, and the MiddleAges nobility ''will'' feature the KnightInShiningArmor, but a highly refined and civilized culture will feature an inordinate number of {{Upper Class Twit}}s and OfficerAndAGentleman.

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Their effectiveness is frequently inversely related to their civilization. Dark Ages nobility often features AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, and the MiddleAges nobility ''will'' feature the KnightInShiningArmor, KnightInShiningArmor and TheTourney, but a highly refined and civilized culture will feature an inordinate number of {{Upper Class Twit}}s and OfficerAndAGentleman.
11th Jul '16 12:55:26 PM eroock
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->''They are no members of the common throng;\\
They are all noblemen, who have gone wrong''
-->--'''Ruth''', ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''

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->''They ->''"They are no members of the common throng;\\
They are all noblemen, who have gone wrong''
-->--'''Ruth''',
wrong."''
-->-- '''Ruth''',
''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''
14th Jun '16 9:15:59 PM Doug86
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* If the lord in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' doesn't have RoyalBlood, they'll be nobility. Examples include Sigurd, Roy, Eliwood, Hector, Lyn, and eventually even Ike.

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* If the lord in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' doesn't have RoyalBlood, they'll be nobility. Examples include Sigurd, Roy, Eliwood, Hector, Lyn, and eventually even Ike.
13th Jun '16 11:50:22 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', Minturn, having gotten control of his sons after his wife made them into {{Royal Brat}}s, knows it will be a long slog, but has hopes because they are "handsome little chaps with fine bodies and good ancestry".

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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', ''Literature/MichaelOHalloran'', Minturn, having gotten control of his sons after his wife made them into {{Royal Brat}}s, knows it will be a long slog, but has hopes because they are "handsome little chaps with fine bodies and good ancestry".
11th Jun '16 9:26:53 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/TechnicHistory'', the earlier phase of the TerranEmpire (depicted in PeopleOfTheWind) has a society where nobles are expected to justify their position by working for God and Empire. By the era of DominicFlandry, hereditary idle aristocrats dominate, and it is noted that it is harder to become a knight than a peer.

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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/TechnicHistory'', the earlier phase of the TerranEmpire Terran Empire (depicted in PeopleOfTheWind) ''Literature/ThePeopleOfTheWind'') has a society where nobles are expected to justify their position by working for God and Empire. By the era of DominicFlandry, Dominic Flandry, hereditary idle aristocrats dominate, and it is noted that it is harder to become a knight than a peer.
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