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9th Aug '17 8:54:05 PM kazokuhouou
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* Although laughable in contrast to the superb characters mentioned above, Olivia Honey (Maria Pitillo) played one in ''Film/SheDevil'' (the movie, not the TV series)

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* Although laughable in contrast to the superb characters mentioned above, Olivia Honey (Maria Pitillo) played openly admitted to being one in ''Film/SheDevil'' (the movie, not the TV series)series), saying in her interview video that she wanted to find a rich man and marry him. Ruth uses that to her advantage to ruin her ex-husband Bob by sending Olivia to him through her employment agency. [[spoiler: When Olivia confesses her love to Bob, he fires her, and with a little more prodding from Ruth, the two of them gather evidence of him embezzling from his clients to get him in jail.]]
8th Aug '17 8:20:14 PM Daedalis
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For the comic book series, see ''Comicbook/GoldDigger''. For the people who make a living actually digging up gold, see {{Prospector}}.

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For the comic book series, see ''Comicbook/GoldDigger''.''ComicBook/GoldDigger''. For the people who make a living actually digging up gold, see {{Prospector}}.


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* ComicBook/RedSonja meets Laranda-fa, the Empress Dowager, who was a lowly if beautiful commoner before she married the emperor. Soon after the emperor was dead and Laranda-fa was free to spend his money and wield his power.
5th Aug '17 1:51:38 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated]] this to [[ParodiedTrope parody levels]] in a late manga story. Nabiki is going on a 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 a [[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.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated]] this to [[ParodiedTrope parody levels]] in a late manga story. Nabiki is going on a date with a boy whose face is [[Pixellation [[{{Pixellation}} pixellated]](apparently for his dignity), having him pay for a bunch of expenses in the date including jewelry, a movie ticket and a [[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.
31st Jul '17 1:49:11 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Subverted with [[spoiler: Ursula]] from ''Manga/AnatoliaStory''. She poses as a RichBitch [[spoiler: and a fake Ishtar under Nakia's orders]] and tries to seduce Kail to live a life of luxury. [[spoiler: But when Kail is not fooled, unmasks her and then asks her why did she even bother... Ursula breaks down crying and not only admits her deeds, but reveals her DarkAndTroubledPast as a poor orphan. She's then forgiven by Kail and becomes one of his girlfriend Yuri's ladies-in-waiting, also falling in love with Kails' bodyguard Kash... and performing an HeroicSacrifice some time later]]

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* Subverted with [[spoiler: Ursula]] from ''Manga/AnatoliaStory''. She poses as a RichBitch [[spoiler: and a fake Ishtar under Nakia's orders]] and tries to seduce Kail to live a life of luxury. [[spoiler: But when Kail is not fooled, unmasks her and then asks her why did she even bother... bother when she knew she'd be found out... Ursula breaks down crying and not only admits her deeds, but reveals her DarkAndTroubledPast as a poor orphan. orphan desperate to have a bit of wealth for once in her life. She's then forgiven by Kail and Kail, becomes one of his girlfriend Yuri's ladies-in-waiting, also falling falls in love with Kails' Kail's bodyguard Kash... and performing performs an HeroicSacrifice some time later]]later.]]


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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', there are vibes that Asuna's mother Kyouko (who once was a very poor CountryMouse) married her husband Shouzou because of his money and she certainly wants Asuna to do so. She claims that it would be "stable" and she "wouldn't have to worry". However, she did use that stability to build a successful career of her own ass an uni professor and [[EducationMama wants Asuna to do the same as well]].
26th Jul '17 1:34:26 PM Divra
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' - A variant occurs within dwarven society. Dwarves have a very strict caste system that determines each dwarf's profession, with casteless dwarves filling the very bottom rung. Female casteless dwarves commonly engage in "noble hunting," where they seduce a male dwarf noble and have his child; if that baby is a boy, the casteless dwarf and her relatives can be accepted into the noble's house. This is even encouraged in dwarven society, as their population is dwindling from constant attacks by the darkspawn.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' - A variant occurs within dwarven society. Dwarves have a very strict caste system that determines each dwarf's profession, with casteless dwarves filling the very bottom rung. Female casteless dwarves commonly engage in "noble hunting," where they seduce a male dwarf noble and have his child; child. Caste is inherited from the same-gender parent, so if that baby is a boy, the casteless dwarf it will be a Noble, and her relatives can he and his mother will be accepted adopted into the noble's house.house of the child's father. This is even encouraged in dwarven society, as their population is dwindling from constant attacks by the darkspawn. However, this can very easily backfire. If the child is a girl, it will be born Casteless, and leave the mother no better off economically or socially, with her dreams dashed, little hope of seducing another noble and another mouth to feed.
13th Jul '17 4:09:14 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/StarDriver'': Kanako openly admits that this is the reason she married her husband, a much older wealthy man. She claims that he is well-aware that she does not love him, and is fine with the relationship as-is: she gets lots of money and a very comfortable lifestyle, he gets a hot young TrophyWife. Win-win.
2nd Jul '17 1:19:48 PM TonyG
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* In ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'', Ichabod Crane was basically a male example of one, who is more attracted by Katrina's father's wealth than to her. The animated version of the book makes this all the more clear.

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* In ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'', Ichabod Crane was basically a male example of one, who is more attracted by Katrina's father's wealth than to her. [[Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad The animated version of the book book]] makes this all the more clear.
1st Jul '17 3:32:41 PM nombretomado
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In historical eras, this used to be the rule between ''both'' parties; back then the now-rare male "fortune hunters" were much more common (stereotypically, they would woo young heiresses without parental protection or older women with money but no looks). Particularly in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, when many [[BlueBlood Peers]] found that their old way of life had [[ImpoverishedPatrician become unsupportable]] (particularly their [[BigFancyHouse country estates]]): their primary source of income had been agriculture, but the main crop (grain) could be far more cheaply grown in the United States, Canada, Russia, and (later) Australia where land was abundant, and with steamships it could also be imported so cheaply the importers could undersell the aristocrats even though they were bringing the stuff from the far side of the world. The aristocrats (after trying and failing to "fix" their problem with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_Laws protectionism]]) started losing income. As a result, many [[NobilityMarriesMoney young British nobles married the daughters]] of [[SelfMadeMan self-made industrialists and merchants]] (who had previously been seen as too low-class for the upper crust to marry), particularly American ones.[[labelnote:For instance]]Lord Randolph Churchill marrying Jennie Jerome, the daughter of a [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York]] banker - their name should sound familiar, as they're [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Winston]]'s parents.[[/labelnote]] TheOtherWiki even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_heiresses has a list]]. By the 20th century the male gold diggers almost disappeared (except for more villainous roles), and middle-class women were now getting married to richer men, establishing the current image of this trope.

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In historical eras, this used to be the rule between ''both'' parties; back then the now-rare male "fortune hunters" were much more common (stereotypically, they would woo young heiresses without parental protection or older women with money but no looks). Particularly in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, when many [[BlueBlood Peers]] found that their old way of life had [[ImpoverishedPatrician become unsupportable]] (particularly their [[BigFancyHouse country estates]]): their primary source of income had been agriculture, but the main crop (grain) could be far more cheaply grown in the United States, Canada, Russia, and (later) Australia where land was abundant, and with steamships it could also be imported so cheaply the importers could undersell the aristocrats even though they were bringing the stuff from the far side of the world. The aristocrats (after trying and failing to "fix" their problem with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_Laws protectionism]]) started losing income. As a result, many [[NobilityMarriesMoney young British nobles married the daughters]] of [[SelfMadeMan self-made industrialists and merchants]] (who had previously been seen as too low-class for the upper crust to marry), particularly American ones.[[labelnote:For instance]]Lord Randolph Churchill marrying Jennie Jerome, the daughter of a [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York]] banker - their name should sound familiar, as they're [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Winston]]'s parents.[[/labelnote]] TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_heiresses has a list]]. By the 20th century the male gold diggers almost disappeared (except for more villainous roles), and middle-class women were now getting married to richer men, establishing the current image of this trope.
30th Jun '17 9:36:12 AM chocolatepot
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We use "''she''" because the digger is usually female in modern shows, but not always, and often [[UglyGuyHotWife MUCH more attractive than her partner]]. Often DistractedByTheLuxury quite easily. Generally [[HotConsort stunningly beautiful]], to explain her success. [[EveryoneLovesBlondes Often a blonde]] [[DelinquentHair whose hair is dyed]] (actually blondes were seen to be this in general until the 1930s). The gold digger who is deluding herself about her looks is a rarity.

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We use "''she''" because the digger is usually female in modern shows, but not always, and often [[UglyGuyHotWife MUCH more attractive than her partner]]. Often DistractedByTheLuxury quite easily. Generally [[HotConsort stunningly beautiful]], to explain her success. [[EveryoneLovesBlondes Often a blonde]] [[DelinquentHair whose hair is dyed]] (actually blondes were seen to be this in general until the 1930s).dyed]]. The gold digger who is deluding herself about her looks is a rarity.



In historical eras, this used to be the rule between ''both'' parties; back then the now-rare male "fortune hunters" were much more common, owing to the bride's lack of say in the matter. This was particularly common in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, when many [[BlueBlood Peers]] found that their old way of life had [[ImpoverishedPatrician become unsupportable]] (particularly their [[BigFancyHouse country estates]]): their primary source of income had been agriculture, but the main crop (grain) could be far more cheaply grown in the United States, Canada, Russia, and (later) Australia where land was abundant, and with steamships it could also be imported so cheaply the importers could undersell the aristocrats even though they were bringing the stuff from the far side of the world. The aristocrats (after trying and failing to "fix" their problem with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_Laws protectionism]]) started losing income. As a result, many [[NobilityMarriesMoney young British nobles married the daughters]] of [[SelfMadeMan self-made industrialists and merchants]] (who had previously been seen as too low-class for the upper crust to marry), particularly American ones.[[labelnote:For instance]]Lord Randolph Churchill marrying Jennie Jerome, the daughter of a [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York]] banker - their name should sound familiar, as they're [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Winston]]'s parents.[[/labelnote]] TheOtherWiki even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_heiresses has a list]]. By the 20th century the male gold diggers almost disappeared (except for more villainous roles), and middle-class women were now getting married to richer men, establishing the current image of this trope.

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In historical eras, this used to be the rule between ''both'' parties; back then the now-rare male "fortune hunters" were much more common, owing to the bride's lack of say in the matter. This was particularly common (stereotypically, they would woo young heiresses without parental protection or older women with money but no looks). Particularly in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, when many [[BlueBlood Peers]] found that their old way of life had [[ImpoverishedPatrician become unsupportable]] (particularly their [[BigFancyHouse country estates]]): their primary source of income had been agriculture, but the main crop (grain) could be far more cheaply grown in the United States, Canada, Russia, and (later) Australia where land was abundant, and with steamships it could also be imported so cheaply the importers could undersell the aristocrats even though they were bringing the stuff from the far side of the world. The aristocrats (after trying and failing to "fix" their problem with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_Laws protectionism]]) started losing income. As a result, many [[NobilityMarriesMoney young British nobles married the daughters]] of [[SelfMadeMan self-made industrialists and merchants]] (who had previously been seen as too low-class for the upper crust to marry), particularly American ones.[[labelnote:For instance]]Lord Randolph Churchill marrying Jennie Jerome, the daughter of a [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York]] banker - their name should sound familiar, as they're [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Winston]]'s parents.[[/labelnote]] TheOtherWiki even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_heiresses has a list]]. By the 20th century the male gold diggers almost disappeared (except for more villainous roles), and middle-class women were now getting married to richer men, establishing the current image of this trope.
3rd Jun '17 10:43:28 PM VulgarBee
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* OnePiece's main female character the beautiful (But greedy) Nami is always trying get her hands on gold and treasure, her love for wealth is mainly because of her growing up in poverty, a DarkAndTroubledPast. While she is greedy she says she'll never sell out a friend no matter what the price and is evening willingly to give up her treasure to save a friend sold into slavery, truly AFriendInNeed.
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