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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.
4th Jun '16 11:39:05 PM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Despite the reamarkable simplicity of ork social structures ([[AsskickingEqualsAuthority the stronger you are]], [[LargeAndInCharge the bigger you get]], the more orks you lead), they have nobility of a sort: nobs, the biggest, baddest orks short of the warboss himself (the name is a loanword from nobility, but they pronounce it as "knob").
16th May '16 9:24:44 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheDevilInIron", Octavia's BackStory.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheDevilInIron", Octavia's BackStory.
16th May '16 1:45:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Pretty much all the protagonists in ''TalesOfTheBranionRealm'' -- the ones that aren't are either royalty or end up raised to the nobility.

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* Pretty much all the protagonists in ''TalesOfTheBranionRealm'' ''Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm'' -- the ones that aren't are either royalty or end up raised to the nobility.
14th May '16 11:39:22 AM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with [[RoyalBlood royals]], people who just hold [[KnightFever knighthoods,]] BlackBlood, AlienBlood, "Literature/{{Bluebeard}}", the freeform vulgar joke "TheAristocrats", nor the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] film ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Or Angels from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and Mulians from ''Anime/RahXephon'', both of which have "blue" as a blood type. ''Further'' not to be confused with the television series ''Series/BlueBloods'', although the title is an amusing play on words.

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Not to be confused with [[RoyalBlood royals]], people who just hold [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever knighthoods,]] BlackBlood, AlienBlood, "Literature/{{Bluebeard}}", the freeform vulgar joke "TheAristocrats", nor the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] film ''Disney/TheAristocats''. Or Angels from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and Mulians from ''Anime/RahXephon'', both of which have "blue" as a blood type. ''Further'' not to be confused with the television series ''Series/BlueBloods'', although the title is an amusing play on words.
20th Apr '16 8:29:23 PM Ryuunosuke_Akiyama
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* In Creator/RyuunosukeAkiyama's ''A Terribly Dangerous Coat'', Kapori i Luran, and his father, Kapori i Imaro, appear to belong to the most important family in Rukimara City.
10th Apr '16 9:30:29 AM Gideoncrawle
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The phrase ("blue blood") is a literal translation of the Spanish ''sangre azul''. The idea, originating in medieval times, was that common folk would have to work outside all day, and would thus develop tans. The wealthy, on the other hand, could spend all day inside, which would keep their skin pale (as they were fair-skinned Europeans). This would make their wrist veins with 'blue' blood easily visible, hence the term. It's also been [[http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-it-mean-to-have-blue-blood.htm suggested]] that the term is race-based, since the pale-skinned European Spanish wanted to distinguish themselves from the darker-skinned "Moors". Yet another idea on the term's origin are crustaceans, such as lobster, which literally have blue blood and have always been very, very expensive. So being able to afford these blue-blooded creatures would require you to be very rich and that almost always means nobility.

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The phrase ("blue blood") is a literal translation of the Spanish ''sangre azul''. The idea, originating in medieval times, was that common folk would have to work outside all day, and would thus develop tans. The wealthy, on the other hand, could spend all day inside, which would keep their skin pale (as they were fair-skinned Europeans). This would make their wrist veins with 'blue' blood easily visible, hence the term. It's also been [[http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-it-mean-to-have-blue-blood.htm suggested]] that the term is race-based, since the pale-skinned European Spanish wanted to distinguish themselves from the darker-skinned "Moors". Yet another idea on the term's origin are crustaceans, origin, which is erroneous but included here due to the likelihood of the reader encountering it in the context of nobility, is that crustaceans such as lobster, which lobster literally have blue blood blood[[note]]because it's based on copper instead of iron[[/note]] and have always been very, very expensive. So Thus, being able to afford these blue-blooded creatures would require you to be very rich considerable wealth, which usually meant noble station.[[note]]Lobster was neither expensive nor prized until the advent of canning in the 19th Century turned it into a delicacy. Although this more or less coincides with the advent of the English term, "blue blood", it came some 900 years after the Spanish introduced the concept of ''sangre azul'' nobility. Further complicating matters are all the wealthy merchants who could afford it and that almost always means nobility.
all the land-rich but cash-strapped nobles who could not.[[/note]]
27th Mar '16 4:02:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''DowntonAbbey'' provides a ''huge'' variety of examples from the British peerage; Earls (Lord Grantham himself), Marquesses (Shrimpie Flintshire), Dukes and Duchesses (the Duke of Crowborough and the Duchess of Yeovil), Baronets (Sir John Bullock), Viscounts (Anthony Foyle), Esquires (Matthew Crawley) and even [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] in the 2013 Christmas Special.

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* ''DowntonAbbey'' ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' provides a ''huge'' variety of examples from the British peerage; Earls (Lord Grantham himself), Marquesses (Shrimpie Flintshire), Dukes and Duchesses (the Duke of Crowborough and the Duchess of Yeovil), Baronets (Sir John Bullock), Viscounts (Anthony Foyle), Esquires (Matthew Crawley) and even [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] in the 2013 Christmas Special.
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