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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.
21st Mar '16 7:30:11 AM Thriaemis
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** The Doctor himself is implied to be high-born or even aristocratic. Indeed, in the EU he comes from one of the oldest Houses on Gallifrey.
19th Mar '16 1:34:35 AM Hossmeister
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4th Feb '16 10:53:44 AM Theriocephalus
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Whether or not they have a [[RoyalBlood sovereign]] whom they are subordinate to, these characters definitely have commoners who are subordinate to them. Their position is hereditary, often legally enforced, although occasionally simply socially accepted to the same effect. Usually, the longer the family and its heritage has been known the better. In some periods and countries, it can carry the taint of being not quite noble yet if only ones parents were ennobled. Thus, they are often quite proud of the length of their lineage which makes them the natural {{foil}} of the SelfMadeMan. For the same reason young aristocrats are often quite powerless in the hands of ThePatriarch who rules the family, making the threat of PassedOverInheritance quite powerful.

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Whether or not they have a [[RoyalBlood sovereign]] whom they are subordinate to, these characters definitely have commoners who are subordinate to them. Their position is hereditary, often legally enforced, although occasionally simply socially accepted to the same effect. Usually, the longer the family and its heritage has have been known the better. In some periods and countries, it can carry the taint of being not quite noble yet if only ones one's parents were ennobled. Thus, they nobles are often quite proud of the length of their lineage lineage, which makes them the natural {{foil}} of the SelfMadeMan. For the same reason young aristocrats are often quite powerless in the hands of ThePatriarch who rules the family, making the threat of PassedOverInheritance quite powerful.
6th Jan '16 8:28:41 PM nombretomado
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* There are two prominent examples in the ''SoulSeries'' -- Lady Isabella "Ivy" Valentine is the daughter of the Earl and Countess Valentine, and her stages nearly always feature her enormous family house. The other example is Frenchman Raphael Sorel, whose title is not specified, but he is noted to be a noble.

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* There are two prominent examples in the ''SoulSeries'' ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' -- Lady Isabella "Ivy" Valentine is the daughter of the Earl and Countess Valentine, and her stages nearly always feature her enormous family house. The other example is Frenchman Raphael Sorel, whose title is not specified, but he is noted to be a noble.



* If the lord in 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 FireEmblem ''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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