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2nd Jun '16 9:48:32 PM azul120
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* Ange in ''Anime/CrossAnge'' after finding out that she's a [[AntiMagic Norma.]] Her princess title get's striped from her in such a spectacular and tragic way that she is this trope's [[Pantheon/RoyaltyDemigodsAndQuasideities official avatar]].

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* Ange in ''Anime/CrossAnge'' after finding out that she's being outed to everyone ([[LockedOutOfTheLoop and herself as well]]) as a [[AntiMagic Norma.]] Norma]]. Her princess title get's gets striped from her in such a spectacular and tragic way that she is this trope's [[Pantheon/RoyaltyDemigodsAndQuasideities official avatar]].
31st May '16 3:43:35 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal In Otherwhen]]'', Charis Nordhalm was the beloved and well-educated daughter of a government official when a mysterious plague and religious fanaticism left her trying to flee a mob -- who catch her and try to [[MadeASlave sell her to a Free Trader]]. She ends up signing the indefinite duration contract as her best choice.\\

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal In Otherwhen]]'', Charis Nordhalm was the beloved and well-educated daughter of a government official when a mysterious plague and religious fanaticism left her trying to flee a mob -- who catch her and try to [[MadeASlave sell her to a Free Trader]]. She ends up signing the indefinite duration contract as her best choice.\\
12th Apr '16 2:33:06 PM Eievie
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->To have learnt to live on the common level
->Is better. ...
->To be rich and powerful brings no blessing;
->Only more utterly
->Is the prosperous house destroyed, when the gods are angry.

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->To have learnt to live on the common level
->Is better. ...
->To
level\\
Is better…\\
To
be rich and powerful brings no blessing;
->Only
blessing;\\
Only
more utterly
->Is
utterly\\
Is
the prosperous house destroyed, when the gods are angry.



She's got everything: brains, good looks, perfect hair, shiny white teeth and a body most people would kill for. Of course, this genetic good fortune comes with social perks -- so it is that our beautiful heroine is on the cheerleading squad of her local school and dating a jock. She also does her best to avoid the nerds and outcasts, though usually just because she can't afford to lose credibility in her peers' eyes rather than because she's a bully. This is usually emphasized by making her best friend the AlphaBitch.

But then something happens. Her family [[ImpoverishedPatrician loses its fortune]], she turns out to be TheChosenOne, gets covered in [[ILoveNuclearPower radioactive]] [[GreenRocks green goo]] that gives her [[FreakLabAccident superpowers]], or whatever. For whatever reason, the very thing that makes her a hero also makes her an outcast. Now she sits [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen on the outskirts of her school's peer groups]] with [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits a rag-tag bunch of fellow 'losers']]. At first she regrets not being able to rejoin the jet set, but her drop in status opens her eyes to the goodness and decency of the people she once rejected. She becomes a better person, the geeks get a cool friend and all of them save the world and solve mysteries together.

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She's got everything: brains, good looks, perfect hair, shiny white teeth and a body most people would kill for. Of course, this genetic good fortune comes with social perks -- so perks--so it is that our beautiful heroine is on the cheerleading squad of her local school and dating a jock. She also does her best to avoid the nerds and outcasts, though usually just because she can't afford to lose credibility in her peers' eyes rather than because she's a bully. This is usually emphasized by making her best friend the AlphaBitch.

But then something happens. Her family [[ImpoverishedPatrician loses its fortune]], she turns out to be TheChosenOne, gets covered in [[ILoveNuclearPower radioactive]] [[GreenRocks green goo]] that gives her [[FreakLabAccident superpowers]], or whatever. For whatever reason, the very thing that makes her a hero also makes her an outcast. Now she sits [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen on the outskirts of her school's peer groups]] with [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits a rag-tag bunch of fellow 'losers']]."losers"]]. At first she regrets not being able to rejoin the jet set, but her drop in status opens her eyes to the goodness and decency of the people she once rejected. She becomes a better person, the geeks get a cool friend and all of them save the world and solve mysteries together.



This trope appears a lot in science fiction and fantasy shows, since their target audience is generally exactly the same kind of geek that the princess ends up hanging out with. Thus they can simultaneously [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders fetishize the cheerleader image]] while assuaging their perceived audience by confirming their beliefs that all cheerleaders (and people in the higher strata of the school system) are [[SlobsVersusSnobs stuck up snobs]], with few exceptions. It also lionizes the viewer by showing the geeks to be more interesting and 'cool' in their own way than the cliques. Of course, the character doesn't ''have'' to be a cheerleader for it to work - just someone who's in a clique of [[TheBeautifulElite attractive, desirable and deeply unpleasant people]].

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This trope appears a lot in science fiction and fantasy shows, since their target audience is generally exactly the same kind of geek that the princess ends up hanging out with. Thus they can simultaneously [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders fetishize the cheerleader image]] while assuaging their perceived audience by confirming their beliefs that all cheerleaders (and people in the higher strata of the school system) are [[SlobsVersusSnobs stuck up snobs]], with few exceptions. It also lionizes the viewer by showing the geeks to be more interesting and 'cool' "cool" in their own way than the cliques. Of course, the character doesn't ''have'' to be a cheerleader for it to work - just work--just someone who's in a clique of [[TheBeautifulElite attractive, desirable and deeply unpleasant people]].



"She's a princess... and I'm...[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} just a street rat]]..."

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"She's a princess... princess… and I'm...I'm… [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} just a street rat]]..."
rat…]]"



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5th Apr '16 8:49:18 AM Marianna12
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* In Thai Literature ''Sanonoi Reungham'', Princess Sanonoi has to leave her kingdom when she is 15 years old due to her bringing calamity to her people. She easily adapted to a life of pheasant girl and went through many hardships before finding happiness and marry Prince Wichitchinda.
15th Feb '16 7:34:49 PM ANewMan
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* Somewhat parodied with [[spoiler: Pacifica Northwest in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', as the Northwest family goes broke but still manages to stay wealthier than most people through selling their mansion...but now Pacifica's only going to get "just one pony" for her birthday. The horror!]]
4th Dec '15 8:01:20 AM AnnieLeonhardts
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** Also her tomboyish sister Arya, who [[spoiler: has become a pre-teen LittleMissBadass and member of a murdering cult.]]

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** Also her tomboyish sister Arya, who [[spoiler: has become a pre-teen LittleMissBadass AntiHero and member of a murdering cult.]]
4th Dec '15 8:00:47 AM AnnieLeonhardts
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** Also her tomboyish sister Arya, who [[spoiler: has become a pre-teen DarkActionGirl and member of a murdering cult.]]

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** Also her tomboyish sister Arya, who [[spoiler: has become a pre-teen DarkActionGirl LittleMissBadass and member of a murdering cult.]]
21st Nov '15 9:03:51 PM Willbyr
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* Aki from ''SailorNothing''.

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* Aki from ''SailorNothing''.''Literature/SailorNothing''.
15th Nov '15 3:16:37 AM Zyffyr
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* In [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Captain Vorpatril's Alliance]] Tej falls from being a Jacksonian Baron's daughter into being a shopgirl. And then get's married to Ivan Vorpatril and rises again to be a cousin-in-law of an emperor.



* In [[VorkosiganSaga Captain Vorpatril's Alliance]] Tej falls from being a Jacksonian Baron's daughter into being a shopgirl. And then get's married to Ivan Vorpatril and rises again to be a cousin-in-law of an emperor.
1st Nov '15 11:47:34 AM otemple700
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* Ange in ''Anime/CrossAnge'' after finding out that she's a [[AntiMagic Norma.]] Her princess title get's striped from her in such a spectacular and tragic way that she is this trope's [[Pantheon/RoyaltyLesserGods official avatar]].

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* Ange in ''Anime/CrossAnge'' after finding out that she's a [[AntiMagic Norma.]] Her princess title get's striped from her in such a spectacular and tragic way that she is this trope's [[Pantheon/RoyaltyLesserGods [[Pantheon/RoyaltyDemigodsAndQuasideities official avatar]].
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