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23rd Jun '16 10:10:57 PM Scrounge
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** [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle]] is the same way, once she [[spoiler: becomes an alicorn princess as well]]. She won't even wear her crown unless it's a special occasion, and even then it's a very small and simple model; she completely forgoes any other regalia. When she wears a dress, rest assured that it has nothing to do with her social standing.

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** [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle]] is the same way, once she [[spoiler: becomes an alicorn princess as well]]. She won't even wear her crown unless it's a special occasion, and even then it's a very small and simple model; she completely forgoes any other regalia. When she wears a dress, rest assured that it has nothing to do with her social standing. She didn't even have a castle at first, preferring to continue living [[spoiler:at the library]] and only leaving because [[spoiler:it got blown up.]]
30th May '16 8:02:33 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Princess Euphemia may have RapunzelHair, but her style of dress is rather plain compared to the rest of the family.
** Lelouch and Nunnally were actually commoners on their mother's side, with their father as TheEmperor. As a result, they were disowned after her death and live like regular Britannian teenagers (or, as much as they can given their unique situation). They're both generally much kinder and modest compared to the rest of the royal court (except for the afore-mentioned Euphie, who's the only one from the family Lelouch still seems to love unconditionally).
*** They live and dress like normal teenagers because everyone thought them to be dead, and their abandonment was more for political reasons than for their commoner ancestry. This is supported by the fact that when Nunnally returns to the family, she begins to dress royally again. However, she ends up trying to dress just like all her friends in the epilogue (but they all dress in expensive clothes anyway). Lelouch subverts this trope near the end, but that's only because [[spoiler:he's wearing his funeral clothes for the history books]].
30th May '16 5:09:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TamoraPierce tends to give the more sympathetic royal characters in her books this trait. In the first book in ''Literature/TheImmortals'' of her [[Literature/TortallUniverse Tortall]] series, when Daine first meets Queen Thayet, she's surprised to learn that Thayet is, well, the Queen, because she's dressed very plainly. In fact, one could go far as to say if a character likes dressing up really fancy all the time, they're probably evil. Examples include Roger from the Song of the Lioness Quartet, Ozorne in the Immortals Quartet, Joren, and to a lesser extent, Blayce in the Protector of the Small Quartet, Imajane and Rubinyan in the Tricksters books, and any noble antagonist in any of the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' books. Good characters like dressing up sometimes, but only in very simple and understated fancy outfits. The more jewelry and makeup a character wears on a regular basis, the more evil they are [[spoiler: with the exception of Dove in Trickster's Queen because she's embracing her "native" side by wearing multiple rings]]. And if a character does dress to the nines at every occasion and isn't evil, they are at least dismissed as very flippant or silly or petty and mean.

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* TamoraPierce Creator/TamoraPierce tends to give the more sympathetic royal characters in her books this trait. In the first book in ''Literature/TheImmortals'' of her [[Literature/TortallUniverse Tortall]] series, when Daine first meets Queen Thayet, she's surprised to learn that Thayet is, well, the Queen, because she's dressed very plainly. In fact, one could go far as to say if a character likes dressing up really fancy all the time, they're probably evil. Examples include Roger from the Song of the Lioness Quartet, Ozorne in the Immortals Quartet, Joren, and to a lesser extent, Blayce in the Protector of the Small Quartet, Imajane and Rubinyan in the Tricksters books, and any noble antagonist in any of the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' books. Good characters like dressing up sometimes, but only in very simple and understated fancy outfits. The more jewelry and makeup a character wears on a regular basis, the more evil they are [[spoiler: with the exception of Dove in Trickster's Queen because she's embracing her "native" side by wearing multiple rings]]. And if a character does dress to the nines at every occasion and isn't evil, they are at least dismissed as very flippant or silly or petty and mean.
26th May '16 7:49:04 AM CarrieTheTroper
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** The gauntlets were less armor than necessity, her arms were lost at very young age, per issue #46.
24th May '16 7:10:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Princess Fala (Allura) of ''Anime/GoLion'' (''{{Voltron}}''), arguably. When not wearing her [[PrincessesPreferPink floor-length pink dress]], she goes with a jumpsuit and small tiara.

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* Princess Fala (Allura) of ''Anime/GoLion'' (''{{Voltron}}''), (''Anime/{{Voltron}}''), arguably. When not wearing her [[PrincessesPreferPink floor-length pink dress]], she goes with a jumpsuit and small tiara.
6th Apr '16 2:31:58 PM DaibhidC
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* [[ZigzaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with Grimnosh, the scro general in the ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' novel ''The Radiant Dragon''. He wears the same black armour with spikes as his followers, and while other scro paint the spikes brightly, or use jewels if they can afford it, Grimnosh's are just a dull, grey metal. A ''very expensive'' dull, grey metal.
1st Mar '16 7:19:00 PM R.G.
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* Bloom from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is far more comfortable being a regular girl than a princess. Justified in that she didn't know she was a princess until some time later.

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* Bloom from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is far more comfortable being a regular girl than a princess. Justified in that she was raised as a regular girl and didn't know she was a princess until some time later.
1st Mar '16 7:17:00 PM R.G.
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* Bloom from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is far more comfortable being a regular girl than a princess. Justified in that she didn't know she was a princess until some time later.
1st Mar '16 12:02:21 PM Vox
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** Belgarath himself isn't technically royalty, but ''is'' an ancient immortal, the first disciple of the god Aldur, and [[TheArchmage the most powerful sorcerer in the world]]. He also has fashion sense and personal hygiene comparable to a hobo.
21st Feb '16 7:28:07 PM ReaderAt2046
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* {{Exaggerated}} and {{Invoked}} by Princess Luna in ''FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'' fic "At The Grand Galloping Gala." While Princess Luna usually makes use of the ErmineCapeEffect by [[PimpedOutDress dressing up for the big noble parties]] (and the Gala is the biggest of the big), this time she wants to rebuke the nobility of the Night Court for trying to deny emergency funds to Ponyville after it was hit by an especially nasty and destructive curse. To that end, she not only forgoes the fancy dresses but even lays aside her regalia and turns off her astral mane and tail as part of a scheme

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* {{Exaggerated}} and {{Invoked}} by Princess Luna in ''FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'' fic "At The Grand Galloping Gala." While Princess Luna usually makes use of the ErmineCapeEffect by [[PimpedOutDress dressing up for the big noble parties]] (and the Gala is the biggest of the big), this time she wants to rebuke the nobility of the Night Court for trying to deny emergency funds to Ponyville after it was hit by an especially nasty and destructive curse. To that end, she not only forgoes the fancy dresses but even lays aside her regalia and turns off her astral mane and tail tail. The end result is that she looks pretty much like one of the Ponyville residents she invited to the Gala as part of a scheme the aforementioned rebuke.
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