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23rd Apr '17 11:42:11 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Davos is unusually wealthy for a knight; given the extremely important service he rendered, he was given some of the most prosperous lands in the Stormlands. Also subverted, given that Davos was a very, very good smuggler prior to going straight. He is a rare honorable and heroic example. Also, unlike other examples like Janos Slynt and Littlefinger, he's more humble about it.
23rd Apr '17 9:54:23 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''SweetValleyHigh'' books, Lila Fowler's family was looked down on by Bruce Patman's family because they were considered this.

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* In the ''SweetValleyHigh'' ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' books, Lila Fowler's family was looked down on by Bruce Patman's family because they were considered this.
16th Apr '17 12:01:43 PM MarqFJA
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* Also implied with Countess Madeleine from Manga/{{Lady}}, and her SpoiledBrat children Thomas and Mary. It would certainly explain why she acts like she is the mistress of Marble Mansion, the BigFancyHouse belonging to Lynn's father, ''before even being engaged to him''.

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* Also implied with Countess Madeleine from Manga/{{Lady}}, ''Manga/{{Lady}}'', and her SpoiledBrat children Thomas and Mary. It would certainly explain why she acts like she is the mistress of Marble Mansion, the BigFancyHouse belonging to Lynn's father, ''before even being engaged to him''.
13th Apr '17 6:26:15 AM erforce
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* The murder victim in ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress''.

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* %%* The murder victim in ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress''.''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress''.
28th Mar '17 4:11:15 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', one of the Preps Tad Spencer is new money, a fact he is ashamed of and tries to mask it by speaking with a stuck-up UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}}.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', Tad Spencer, one of the Preps Tad Spencer Preps, is new money, a fact he money. He is ashamed of this fact and tries to mask it by speaking with a stuck-up UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}}.
28th Mar '17 4:09:31 AM Odacon_Spy
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** Chester Lampwick, the bum who originally created Itchy & Scratchy, becomes this after winning an 800 million dollar lawsuit against the Meyers family for stealing his idea. The very first things he buys with his newfound wealth are a solid gold mansion and a rocket car.
25th Mar '17 7:48:37 PM WillBGood
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* Not uncommon in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. The [[TheBrute Clegane brothers]] and [[MagnificentBastard Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish]] are the most prominent example, being the grandsons and great-grandson of a dog handler and a foreign mercenary, respectively. Baelish is doing quite well, having become [[spoiler: Lord of Harrenhal and Lord Paramount of the Riverlands, though it is widely thought he won't survive the series.]] It is not uncommon in the series for ImpoverishedPatrician to marry these, such as the Westerling family who married into the merchant-descended Spicers, meaning the next generation of Westerlings are looked down on. The Freys, one of the 20 richest and most powerful families on the continent, are still looked down upon by their peers because they became powerful "only" 600 years ago, by building a bridge and charging high fees for its use, though the general unpleasantness and disloyalty of Walder Frey and many of his descendants doesn't help, Walder Frey being disloyal and petty and acting as if he's the wronged party for not being liked. [[spoiler:They become one of the Great Houses after [[NastyParty the Red Wedding]], when they betray their leige lords the Tullys and help murder their King Robb Stark along with thousands of his men, but are despised by most of the Seven Kingdoms for it and are being gradually picked off by those angry at their crimes, i.e. most of the Riverlands and North.]]

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* Not uncommon in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. The [[TheBrute Clegane brothers]] and [[MagnificentBastard Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish]] are the most prominent example, being the grandsons and great-grandson of a dog handler and a foreign mercenary, respectively. Baelish is doing quite well, having become [[spoiler: Lord of Harrenhal and Lord Paramount of the Riverlands, though it is widely thought he won't survive the series.]] It is not uncommon in the series for ImpoverishedPatrician to marry these, such as the Westerling family who married into the merchant-descended Spicers, meaning the next generation of Westerlings are looked down on. The Freys, one of the 20 richest and most powerful families on the continent, are still looked down upon by their peers because they became powerful "only" 600 years ago, by building a bridge and charging high fees for its use, though the general unpleasantness and disloyalty of Walder Frey and many of his descendants doesn't help, Walder Frey being disloyal and petty and acting as if he's the wronged party for not being liked. [[spoiler:They become one of the Great Houses after [[NastyParty the Red Wedding]], when they betray their leige liege lords the Tullys and help murder their King Robb Stark along with thousands of his men, but are despised by most of the Seven Kingdoms for it and are being gradually picked off by those angry at their crimes, i.e. most of the Riverlands and North.]]



** Janos Slynt exhibits the worst of this. He was a butcher's son who rose to become commander of the City Watch of King's Landing through being incredibly corrupt and after [[spoiler:helping to capture Ned Stark he is named Lord of [[WhiteElephant Harrenhal]].]] (Slynt doesn't seem to realise this is a poisoned chalice, as all the Houses that have owned Harrenhal have met unpleasant fates]]. However Tywin Lannister despises Slynt for being lowborn and Tyrion Lannister sends Slynt to the Wall after they help kill [[spoiler:King Robert's bastards]], with his family being deprived of Harrenhal. While at the Wall Slynt continues to act [[SmallNameBigEgo important]] in a stereotypical Noveau Riche way, insisting on being referred to as "my Lord". [[spoiler:He ends up getting executed by [[HeroicBastard Jon Snow]] for refusing to obey orders.]]

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** Janos Slynt exhibits the worst of this. He was a butcher's son who rose to become commander of the City Watch of King's Landing through being incredibly corrupt and after [[spoiler:helping to capture Ned Stark he is named Lord of [[WhiteElephant Harrenhal]].]] Harrenhal]] (Slynt doesn't seem to realise this is a poisoned chalice, as all the Houses that have owned Harrenhal have met unpleasant fates]].fates)]]. However Tywin Lannister despises Slynt for being lowborn and Tyrion Lannister sends Slynt to the Wall after they help kill [[spoiler:King Robert's bastards]], with his family being deprived of Harrenhal. While at the Wall Slynt continues to act [[SmallNameBigEgo important]] in a stereotypical Noveau Riche way, insisting on being referred to as "my Lord". [[spoiler:He ends up getting executed by [[HeroicBastard Jon Snow]] for refusing to obey orders.]]
25th Mar '17 7:47:34 PM WillBGood
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* Not uncommon in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. The [[TheBrute Clegane brothers]] and [[MagnificentBastard Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish]] are the most prominent example, being the grandsons and great-grandson of a dog handler and a foreign mercenary, respectively. Baelish is doing quite well, having become [[spoiler;Lord of Harrenhal and Lord Paramount of the Riverlands, though it is widely thought he won't survive the series.]] It is not uncommon in the series for ImpoverishedPatrician to marry these, such as the Westerling family who married into the merchant-descended Spicers, meaning the next generation of Westerlings are looked down on. The Freys, one of the 20 richest and most powerful families on the continent, are still looked down upon by their peers because they became powerful "only" 600 years ago, by building a bridge and charging high fees for its use, though the general unpleasantness and disloyalty of Walder Frey and many of his descendants doesn't help, Walder Frey being disloyal and petty and acting as if he's the wronged party for not being liked. [[spoiler:They become one of the Great Houses after [[NastyParty the Red Wedding]], when they betray their leige lords the Tullys and help murder their King Robb Stark along with thousands of his men, but are despised by most of the Seven Kingdoms for it and are being gradually picked off by those angry at their crimes, i.e. most of the Riverlands and North.]]

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* Not uncommon in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. The [[TheBrute Clegane brothers]] and [[MagnificentBastard Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish]] are the most prominent example, being the grandsons and great-grandson of a dog handler and a foreign mercenary, respectively. Baelish is doing quite well, having become [[spoiler;Lord [[spoiler: Lord of Harrenhal and Lord Paramount of the Riverlands, though it is widely thought he won't survive the series.]] It is not uncommon in the series for ImpoverishedPatrician to marry these, such as the Westerling family who married into the merchant-descended Spicers, meaning the next generation of Westerlings are looked down on. The Freys, one of the 20 richest and most powerful families on the continent, are still looked down upon by their peers because they became powerful "only" 600 years ago, by building a bridge and charging high fees for its use, though the general unpleasantness and disloyalty of Walder Frey and many of his descendants doesn't help, Walder Frey being disloyal and petty and acting as if he's the wronged party for not being liked. [[spoiler:They become one of the Great Houses after [[NastyParty the Red Wedding]], when they betray their leige lords the Tullys and help murder their King Robb Stark along with thousands of his men, but are despised by most of the Seven Kingdoms for it and are being gradually picked off by those angry at their crimes, i.e. most of the Riverlands and North.]]
24th Mar '17 5:37:18 PM Kereea1
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* In the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fanfic [[http://das-mervin.livejournal.com/311470.html The Wedding Crashers]] the Cullens and other vampires are depicted as this, expanding on their book characterization. Much to Leah, Sam, and Dean's disdain. Of particular note are the facts that despite Renesmee and Jacob's wedding being outdoors, the decorations are absolutely non-natural looking and instead clash with the location in an attempt to make it look fancier, Leash's dress is criticized for only ''probably'' being less than six hundred dollars, Emmett admits he can't work on old cars because his family buys so many fancy new ones there's no room in the garage for him to keep a single project car, and the wedding gift of a ''lost Rembrandt'' is left out in the open by the beach in the humidity.
8th Mar '17 9:44:47 AM nombretomado
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* Deconstructed in MatthewReilly's ''Jack West'' series, when the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Saud House of Saud]] is dismissed by the Royal Houses of Europe as "new money" because they made their fortune by selling oil to the West. However, they are shown to be very similar (but not in a good way).

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* Deconstructed in MatthewReilly's Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Jack West'' series, when the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Saud House of Saud]] is dismissed by the Royal Houses of Europe as "new money" because they made their fortune by selling oil to the West. However, they are shown to be very similar (but not in a good way).
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