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17th Jan '16 9:27:28 AM StarTropes
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** For that matter, Jean-Luc Picard grew up on his family's vineyard, although he shed himself of this trope as soon as he was old enough to enlist as a Starfleet cadet.

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** For that matter, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard Picard]] grew up on his family's vineyard, although he shed himself of this trope as soon as he was old enough to enlist as a Starfleet cadet.cadet.
** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Kathryn Janeway]] is a female example, being from a farm in Indiana.
31st Dec '15 11:59:52 AM chicagomel
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** Apparently, his wife in the ExpandedUniverse even calls him "farmboy" sometimes as an affectionate nickname.
19th Nov '15 7:51:05 PM Prfnoff
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* The musical ''Strike Up the Band'' made it an actual plot point that TheHero Jim was born on a farm: he knows milk well enough to tell that the CorruptCorporateExecutive is using Grade B instead of Grade A.
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* Alex from ''Lunar: Silver Star'' for the Sega CD, and later other platforms, is a boy who lives in a small farm community. He gets to fulfill his dreams of going on adventures and becoming a Dragonmaster just like his hero, Dyne.

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* Alex from ''Lunar: Silver Star'' for the Sega CD, and later other platforms, ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' is a boy who lives in a small farm community. He gets to fulfill his dreams of going on adventures and becoming a Dragonmaster just like his hero, Dyne.
19th Nov '15 5:03:08 PM nombretomado
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** Played straight with RuneFactory's [[EasyAmnesia amnesiac hero]] Raguna. [[spoiler: Implied prince of [[TheKingdom Kardia]] and [[LongLostRelative brother]] to IntrepidMerchant Ivan.]]

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** Played straight with RuneFactory's ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'''s [[EasyAmnesia amnesiac hero]] Raguna. [[spoiler: Implied prince of [[TheKingdom Kardia]] and [[LongLostRelative brother]] to IntrepidMerchant Ivan.]]
24th Oct '15 9:08:02 AM EryliaStarheart
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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', it's revealed that an agricultural geth unit was the first to pick up a weapon to protect its fellow units after the Quarians turned on them. [[spoiler: It's heavily implied this was one of ''[[RobotBuddy Legion's]]'' memories.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', it's revealed that an agricultural geth unit was the first to pick up a weapon to protect its fellow units after the Quarians turned on them. [[spoiler: It's heavily implied this was one of ''[[RobotBuddy Legion's]]'' memories.memories, though it might apply to all Geth at once, as they're a HiveMind by definition.]]
18th Oct '15 6:07:36 PM nombretomado
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* Ladies and gentlemen, ThePresidents of the United States:[[note]]This list excludes aristocratic "planters" and other rich farmers whose family inherited or bought large estates and grew up in prominent families, as they don't quite fit the trope. These include Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Coolidge.[[/note]]

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* Ladies and gentlemen, ThePresidents UsefulNotes/ThePresidents of the United States:[[note]]This list excludes aristocratic "planters" and other rich farmers whose family inherited or bought large estates and grew up in prominent families, as they don't quite fit the trope. These include Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Coolidge.[[/note]]
28th Sep '15 8:24:36 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* Slightly off course is Sheeta from ''Laputa Anime/CastleInTheSky''. She's a farmgirl [[spoiler: who is descended from the Laputian royal family,]] but she already knows this when we meet her (neither we nor Pazu does, though).

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* Slightly off course is Sheeta from ''Laputa Anime/CastleInTheSky''. She's a farmgirl [[spoiler: who is descended from the Laputian royal family,]] but she already knows this when we meet her (neither we nor Pazu does, do, though).



* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' has the Dread Pirate Roberts, who starts the story as simply Westley the farm boy. His OneTrueLove Buttercup only ever calls him Farm Boy until she realises she's in love with him and begins using his name instead.

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' has the Dread Pirate Roberts, who starts the story as simply Westley the farm boy. His OneTrueLove Buttercup only ever calls him Farm Boy until she realises realizes she's in love with him and begins using his name instead.



** Durnik, the humble farm blacksmith of low birth, who insists that he's nobody important, [[spoiler:turns out to be a signifigant part of the Prophecy and comes BackFromTheDead to fulfill it, becoming an immortal sorcerer in the process and marrying Polgara]]. Too old to be a farm ''boy'', but he otherwise seems to fit.

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** Durnik, the humble farm blacksmith of low birth, who insists that he's nobody important, [[spoiler:turns out to be a signifigant significant part of the Prophecy and comes BackFromTheDead to fulfill it, becoming an immortal sorcerer in the process and marrying Polgara]]. Too old to be a farm ''boy'', but he otherwise seems to fit.



-->"Well! - an honest and industrious farmer is one of the most useful members of society; and if I devote my talents to the cultivation of my farm, and the improvement of agriculture in general, I shall thereby benefit, not only my own immediate connections and dependants, but, in some degree, mankind at large:- hence I shall not have lived in vain." With such reflections as these I was endeavouring to console myself, as I plodded home from the fields, one cold, damp, cloudy evening towards the close of October.

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-->"Well! - an honest and industrious farmer is one of the most useful members of society; and if I devote my talents to the cultivation of my farm, and the improvement of agriculture in general, I shall thereby benefit, not only my own immediate connections and dependants, dependents, but, in some degree, mankind at large:- hence I shall not have lived in vain." With such reflections as these I was endeavouring endeavoring to console myself, as I plodded home from the fields, one cold, damp, cloudy evening towards the close of October.



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', Link was a goatherd before he was pulled into a world of Triforces, shadow demons, and the neverending battle of good vs. evil. [[spoiler:Link is possibly descended (or at least reincarnated) from the previous Links.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', Link was a goatherd before he was pulled into a world of Triforces, shadow demons, and the neverending never ending battle of good vs. evil. [[spoiler:Link is possibly descended (or at least reincarnated) from the previous Links.]]
19th Sep '15 11:25:04 AM Kitchen90
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13th Sep '15 1:32:31 PM youhairslut
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' has the Dread Pirate Roberts, who starts the story as simply Westley the farm boy. His OneTrueLove Buttercup only ever calls him Farm Boy until she realises she's in love with him and begins using his name instead.


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* Prince Charming/David in ''{{Series/OnceUponATime}}'' is revealed to have originally been a poor farm boy in the Enchanted Forest. When [[spoiler: his EvilTwin Prince James (who was adopted by the King to become his heir) is killed,]] the King forces David to take his place, elevating him to royalty and setting in motion a chain of events that results in his meeting his OneTrueLove Snow White.
26th Aug '15 1:51:59 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* Genderflipped by ElizabethMoon in ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion:'' Paks is A) a girl, and B) a sheepfarmer's daughter who is... actually the daughter of the sheepfarmer and the sheepfarmer's wife too. She gets all her power through hard slogging, not having been born to it. (The first book in the trilogy is actually called ''Sheepfarmer's Daughter.'')

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* Genderflipped by ElizabethMoon in ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion:'' Paks is A) a girl, and B) a sheepfarmer's daughter who is... actually the daughter of the sheepfarmer and the sheepfarmer's wife too. She gets all her power through hard slogging, not having been born to it. (The first book in the trilogy is actually called ''Sheepfarmer's Daughter.'')'') Though her originally humble upbringing probably helped in regards to becoming what she became.
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