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14th Mar '17 10:49:49 PM Karxrida
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* In ''WesternANimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', [[CivilianVillain Jason Phillip]] [[spoiler:Macendale]], better known as [[spoiler:The Hobgoblin]] tried to marry Felicia Hardy to get access to her wealth. When she found out his alter-ego, [[spoiler: he threatened to kill her unless she goes through it]].

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* In ''WesternANimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', [[CivilianVillain [[FalselyReformedVillain Jason Phillip]] [[spoiler:Macendale]], better known as [[spoiler:The Hobgoblin]] tried to marry Felicia Hardy to get access to her wealth. When she found out his alter-ego, [[spoiler: he threatened to kill her unless she goes through it]].
14th Mar '17 3:17:14 AM Mareon
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** Niles denys that he married Maris for her Money, but that " it merely was a delightful bonus".


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--->'''Niles:''' Well, marrying money can have its perils. Ten or fifteen years down the line, after you've adapted to a lifestyle now totally beyond your means, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial you can find yourself cast aside a hollow husk, penniless and crushed.]]
--->'''Frasier:''' Niles, Big Willy's eighty-five, he's on his third pacemaker.
--->'''Niles:''' Ah. ''(jealous)'' Mazel tov.
11th Mar '17 6:20:12 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* Deconstructed in ''Film/LegallyBlonde''. Elle points out that the new wife of an septuagenarian millionaire who is used to getting divorced on a whim, has to work extremely hard to ''stay'' married to the septuagenarian millionaire. She also has a small fortune of her own thanks to her workout tapes. When her sleazy lawyer tells her that the jury will think that she is this trope, after all, why would an attractive woman marry a wealthy not-so-attractive man, she suggests showing the jury a picture of her late husband's [[BiggerIsBetterInBed penis]].

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* Deconstructed in ''Film/LegallyBlonde''. Elle points out that the new wife of an septuagenarian millionaire who is used to getting divorced on a whim, has to work extremely hard to ''stay'' married to the septuagenarian millionaire. She It's also has a small fortune of her own thanks to her workout tapes. When her sleazy lawyer tells her pointed out that the jury will think wife was already superrich before she married the guy, due to being a health-and-fitness guru who made loads of money off of exercise/workout videos. The man's wife also makes it very clear that she is this trope, after all, why would an attractive woman marry a wealthy not-so-attractive man, she suggests showing the jury a picture of her late husband's husband had [[BiggerIsBetterInBed penis]].other, much more interesting qualities besides his vast wealth.]]
10th Mar '17 5:29:27 AM Monsund
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' - Nabiki Tendo is a very good example. She'll fleece and blackmail dry anyone who has a crush on her.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' - [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated]] this to [[ParodiedTrope parody levels]] in a late manga story. Nabiki Tendo is going on a very good example. She'll fleece date with a boy whose face is [[Pixellation pixellated]](apparently for his dignity), having him pay for a bunch of expenses in the date including jewelry, a movie ticket and blackmail dry anyone who has a crush on her.[[BigEater large meal]]. When the date is over, Nabiki tells the boy they should break up and then [[CrossesTheLineTwice sells him]] back [[BlackMail copies]] of his LoveLetter.
9th Mar '17 12:09:05 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Creator/VeronicaLake's character in ''Film/IWantedWings'' only wants to marry Jeff for his money.
6th Mar '17 7:22:21 PM nombretomado
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* Groucho Marx in most of the MarxBrothers movies. His usual rich woman was the wonderful Margaret Dumont. "Will you marry me? Did he [your ex-husband] leave you any money? Answer the second question first."

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* Groucho Marx in most of the MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers movies. His usual rich woman was the wonderful Margaret Dumont. "Will you marry me? Did he [your ex-husband] leave you any money? Answer the second question first."
6th Mar '17 2:02:51 PM Dimensio
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* In ''Film/{{Greedy}}'', "Uncle Joe's" nurse is an attractive young woman without any actual medical degrees who seems to be kept around to look pretty. She is seen as this by Joe's greedy family members (who are vying for his inheritance), and she seems to be slowly sinking into the role, culminating in her announcing her plan to cement her relationship by sleeping with Joe. This, however, leads her to a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment, and she leaves rather than allow herself to completely succumb to the trope. [[spoiler: She might also have been putting on the entire persona as an act to help Joe effectively test the loyalty of his family; she comes back at the end but whether her actions were all part of the show or whether Joe tracked her down and explained his game after she left is not explained]].
27th Feb '17 8:45:35 PM Jeduthun
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This is OlderThanSteam. Subtrope of SleepingTheirWayToTheTop. Compare RichSuitorPoorSuitor. See also TrophyWife, although the two don't ''always'' overlap. Sometimes overlaps with CoattailRidingRelative. The cardinal sin of the Gold Digger, to no one's surprise, is {{Greed}}, though {{Lust}} and Gluttony (of the materialistic variety) also figure in.

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This is OlderThanSteam. Subtrope of SleepingTheirWayToTheTop. Compare RichSuitorPoorSuitor. See also TrophyWife, although the two don't ''always'' overlap. Sometimes overlaps with CoattailRidingRelative. There's also a degree of overlap with TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction, when an unattractive guy is unable to figure out that the hot woman is only coming on to him for ulterior motives. The cardinal sin of the Gold Digger, to no one's surprise, is {{Greed}}, though {{Lust}} and Gluttony (of the materialistic variety) also figure in.
25th Feb '17 11:13:59 AM Lemia
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** In another game, there was a subversion when it turned out that the partner of [[spoiler: Ron [=DeLite=], Desiree,]] genuinely loved him, despite having definitely looked like a gold digger beforehand

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** In another game, there was a subversion when it turned out that the partner of [[spoiler: Ron [=DeLite=], Desiree,]] genuinely loved him, despite having definitely looked like a gold digger beforehandbeforehand.
* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', Jumin considers all the women his father (an extremely wealthy business tycoon) has dated to be this. It doesn't help that on Jumin's route, his father's current squeeze tries to manipulate him into marrying his son off to her sister to get them to purchase her failed company. Constantly gushing over Jumin's wealth is also one of the most surefire ways for the player character to lose affection points with him.
18th Feb '17 2:55:34 PM Lemia
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* In ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds'', Lotus Cloud is known as "the most expensive woman in China" because she causes all of her suitors to go bankrupt in less than a week trying to please her with constant gifts of pearls and jade. Subverted, however, in that she isn't actually forcing or asking her suitors to give her all these riches; they just can't resist seeing her [[WhenSheSmiles smile]] every time she receives pearls or jade. Subverted even further in that she actually doesn't want pearls and jade because she's greedy but because [[spoiler:they subconsciously remind her of her real name, Jade Pearl, that she had been mind-wiped into forgetting by her current husband]].
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