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7th Dec '17 4:48:23 PM LuciaNanami
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** Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' always wear casual attire as a mermaid but she wears more ball gowns as a human.
11th Nov '17 6:45:08 PM Bissek
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** Emperor Cartagia of the Centauri. Subversion of the usual rule since he's [[TheCaligula an undilutedly evil bastard]]: he may ponce around in a gleaming white frock coat/tuxedo with gold trim, a golden pendant the size of a dinnerplate, and ''white spats'', but it's still ''much more'' subdued than usual Centauri dress. Hell, even Vir is flashier! Most importantly, he wears his hair short even though the size of a Centauri's hair fan traditionally indicates his status.

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** Emperor Cartagia of the Centauri. Subversion of the usual rule since he's [[TheCaligula an undilutedly evil bastard]]: he may ponce around in a gleaming white frock coat/tuxedo with gold trim, a golden pendant the size of a dinnerplate, dinnerplate (which is the Centauri counterpart to a crown of state), and ''white spats'', but it's still ''much more'' subdued than usual Centauri dress. Hell, even Vir is flashier! Most importantly, he wears his hair short even though the size of a Centauri's hair fan traditionally indicates his status.
12th Oct '17 2:04:48 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* It has been common for communist military dictators to wear the uniform of the lowest-ranking private, without insignia or decorations - Mao, Stalin. Hitler's toothbrush moustache stood in contrast to the extravagant facial hair of the old German upper classes. A royal monarch, being the "font of honour", carried no honours themselves aside from being king or queen.

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* It has been common for communist military dictators to wear the uniform of the lowest-ranking private, without insignia or decorations - Mao, Stalin. For fascist rulers, Hitler's toothbrush moustache stood in contrast to the extravagant facial hair of the old German upper classes. A royal monarch, being the "font of honour", carried no honours themselves aside from being king or queen.
30th Sep '17 5:23:05 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/FredSaberhagen uses this trope a lot. In his ''Empire of the East'' trilogy, Emperor John [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ominor]] wears simple white robes with black trim and is otherwise a fairly ordinary-looking man. He's also the BigBad (although it turns out that there is an even BiggerBad), which just goes to show you that this even villains can be modest. Later, in the ''BooksOfSwords'' trilogy, set thousands of years later but in the same fictional universe, Yambu, the Silver Queen, is depicted as preferring to dress casually and is generally pretty informal, despite being TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask. Interestingly, she is also the BigBad in the first couple of books, until the even BiggerBad shows up [[EvilVersusEvil at the end]]. Later, when Mark becomes the Prince Consort of Tasavalta, he continues to dress like a soldier. The Emperor (the one from the Swords series, not Ominor) is a subversion: he dresses like a shabby clown, but, despite his title, he is not really the ruler of anything (well, except [[spoiler:the Universe]]).

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* Creator/FredSaberhagen uses this trope a lot. In his ''Empire of the East'' trilogy, Emperor John [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ominor]] wears simple white robes with black trim and is otherwise a fairly ordinary-looking man. He's also the BigBad (although it turns out that there is an even BiggerBad), which just goes to show you that this even villains can be modest. Later, in the ''BooksOfSwords'' ''Literature/BookOfSwords'' trilogy, set thousands of years later but in the same fictional universe, Yambu, the Silver Queen, is depicted as preferring to dress casually and is generally pretty informal, despite being TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask. Interestingly, she is also the BigBad in the first couple of books, until the even BiggerBad shows up [[EvilVersusEvil at the end]]. Later, when Mark becomes the Prince Consort of Tasavalta, he continues to dress like a soldier. The Emperor (the one from the Swords series, not Ominor) is a subversion: he dresses like a shabby clown, but, despite his title, he is not really the ruler of anything (well, except [[spoiler:the Universe]]).
28th Sep '17 5:21:45 PM papyru30
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* Chell from ''Literature/MasksOfAygrima'' never wears anything befitting his status as a prince, this is justified as he only has access to regular clothes for a while and even when he gets back to his ships he wears more practical clothes that befit someone closer to a captain than a prince.

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* Chell from ''Literature/MasksOfAygrima'' never wears anything befitting his status as a prince, this is justified as he only has access to regular clothes for a while and even when while. This is completely subverted once he gets back to his ships though, as he wears more dons very elaborate but still practical clothes that befit someone closer to a captain than a prince.clothes.
28th Sep '17 4:10:01 PM papyru30
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* Chell from ''Literature/MasksOfAygrima'' never wears anything befitting his status as a prince, this is justified as he only has access to regular clothes for a while and even when he gets back to his ships he wears more practical clothes that befit someone closer to a captain than a prince.
14th Sep '17 3:08:36 AM Aquila89
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* Despite his incredible wealth, UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun was known for living simply.

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* Despite his incredible wealth, UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun was known for living simply. According to Priscus, a Byzantine historian who visited him as a member of a diplomatic mission, he wore simple clothes, ate from wooden dishes and did not adorn his sword with gold or gems.
4th Sep '17 6:44:48 PM kazokuhouou
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* Shogun Yoshimune in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: the Inner Chambers'' has a very informal style, going so far as to conduct business in her pajamas and dragging members of her harem into convenient rooms or bushes on a whim. [[Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI It's good to be the shogun.]]

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* Shogun Yoshimune in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: the Inner Chambers'' has a very informal style, going so far as to conduct business in her pajamas and dragging members of her harem into convenient rooms or bushes on a whim. [[Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI It's good to be the shogun.]] Yoshimune actually ''weaponized'' this by using it as a pretext to dismiss Akifusa Manabe from office, when Manabe said that she was now shogun, not just a lord of some backwater, and should dress the part. [[spoiler:Granted, Manabe also tried to prevent Yoshimune from becoming shogun, but this was the excuse Yoshimune used.]]
3rd Sep '17 9:12:07 PM SSJMagus
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** His daughter, Princess Flare En Kuldes, wears a more expensive-looking outfit. But it still lacks any indication of her royal status, consisting of simply a well-tailored blouse and [[RealWomenDontWearDresses pants]], without a crown or even any jewelry.
3rd Sep '17 6:53:52 PM rjd1922
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* PrincessPeach in the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' universe always wears a simple pink dress, gloves, earrings, and a small crown. She never wears anything flashy. Daisy and Rosalina also follow a similar trend.
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