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8th Jun '18 5:18:38 PM Espea
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** A frequent occurrence when it comes to music in general. Before hip-hop, you had [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll rock stars]] spending money on drugs, lavish parties, and other things. Likely to do with young musicians making it big in their late teens/early twenties and absolutely no experience handling that much money.
** And wisdom doesn't always come with age as well. [[Music/TheWho The Who]] reportedly went on tour in 2002 solely to help John Entwistle pay off his multi-million dollar debt.
4th Jun '18 3:12:23 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Series/Matador1978'' has the lawyer, Viggo Skjold Hansen, who started investing the money he made from his career into various business ventures, most of which paid off and gained him quite the fortune, allowing him to buy entrance to the higher echelons of society. Throughout the series, Viggo stands out amongst his high-class peers as he dresses in somewhat tacky suits and is notably casual and relaxed in his manners, to the point where he sometimes comes across outright boorish and uneducated.

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* ''Series/Matador1978'' has the lawyer, Viggo Skjold Hansen, who started investing the money he made from his career into various business ventures, most of which paid off and gained him quite the fortune, allowing him to buy entrance to the higher echelons of society. Throughout the series, Viggo Skjold Hansen stands out amongst his high-class peers as he dresses in somewhat tacky suits and is notably casual and relaxed in his manners, to the point where he sometimes comes across as outright boorish and uneducated.
30th May '18 5:20:01 PM Kickisund
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* In ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, Seth becomes a [[ReconstructedTrope reconstruction]]. Many people think that he's an irritating upstart, who spends an insane amount of money on women, and the OldMoney generally despise him. And it does not help that he can be unnecessarily mean and proud. But it soon becomes clear to the rader, that there is more depth to him than that, and in the end, [[spoiler: he becomes happily married to a girl from an OldMoney family.]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, Seth becomes Hammerstaal is a [[ReconstructedTrope reconstruction]]. Many people think that he's an irritating upstart, who spends an insane amount of money on women, and the women. The OldMoney generally despise him. And him, and it does not help that he can be unnecessarily mean cocky and proud. But it soon becomes clear to the rader, reader, that there is more depth to him than that, and And in the end, [[spoiler: he becomes happily married to a girl from Beatrice, the story's female protagonist, who is born into an OldMoney family.]].upper middle class family]].
9th May '18 6:08:56 PM CH4S
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9th May '18 6:08:55 PM CH4S
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* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' has [[ProudMerchantRace Merchant]] [[MerchantPrince Republics]] like [[UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} Venice]], Pisa, Genoa and Amalfi. Anyone from these houses are regarded as lowborn because they make their power through wealth, not through war or through {{blue blood}}. So even if you marry the daughter of an emperor-level Merchant Republic leader, you will lose prestige for "[[NobilityMarriesMoney marrying a lowborn]]". Often, a player playing as a feudal kingdom will encounter marriage requests from merchant republics, often willing to pay an exorbitant bride price. This can be relatively low for a minor noble or one with bad traits (e.g. insanity, ugliness) to tens of thousands of gold units for a princess. For players playing as a merchant republic, it is often imperative to grant feudal titles to their house so that they are no longer seen as mere lowborns, and therefore no longer required to pay thousands of gold for a wife.

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* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' has [[ProudMerchantRace Merchant]] [[MerchantPrince Republics]] like [[UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} Venice]], Pisa, Genoa and Amalfi. Anyone from these houses are regarded as lowborn because they make their power through wealth, not through war or through {{blue blood}}.
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So even if you marry the daughter of an emperor-level Merchant Republic leader, you will lose prestige for "[[NobilityMarriesMoney marrying a lowborn]]". But often, that doesn't matter because you can be allied to the Merchant republic
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Often, a player playing as a feudal kingdom will encounter marriage requests from merchant republics, often willing to pay an exorbitant bride price. This can be relatively low for a minor noble or one with bad traits (e.g. insanity, ugliness) to tens of thousands of gold units for a princess.
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For players playing as a merchant republic, it is often imperative to grant feudal titles to their house so that they are no longer seen as mere lowborns, and therefore no longer required to pay thousands of gold for a wife.
9th May '18 6:07:40 PM CH4S
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* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' has [[ProudMerchantRace Merchant]] [[MerchantPrince Republics]] like [[UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} Venice]], Pisa, Genoa and Amalfi. Anyone from these houses are regarded as lowborn because they make their power through wealth, not through war or through {{blue blood}}. So even if you marry the daughter of an emperor-level Merchant Republic leader, you will lose prestige for "[[NobilityMarriesMoney marrying a lowborn]]". Often, a player playing as a feudal kingdom will encounter marriage requests from merchant republics, often willing to pay an exorbitant bride price. This can be relatively low for a minor noble or one with bad traits (e.g. insanity, ugliness) to tens of thousands of gold units for a princess. For players playing as a merchant republic, it is often imperative to grant feudal titles to their house so that they are no longer seen as mere lowborns, and therefore no longer required to pay thousands of gold for a wife.
24th Mar '18 10:03:11 PM gophergiggles
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* Rajan in ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' is a former street rat who made it big by becoming a drug-runner, and eventually a major drug distributor. By the time of the games, he's trying to buy his way into respectability. The first of the two chapters concerning him takes place at his "newly purchased ancestral home".

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* Rajan in ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' is a former street rat who made it big by becoming a drug-runner, and eventually a major drug distributor. By the time of the games, he's trying to buy his way into respectability. The first of the two chapters concerning him takes place at his "newly purchased ancestral home". [[spoiler:He ironically becomes rich [[CutLexLuthorACheque fair and square]]: the WhereAreTheyNow ending reveals that after serving his prison sentence he pulled a HeelFaceTurn and started a highly successful carpet franchise.]]
23rd Mar '18 5:42:57 AM jormis29
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%%* The title character of Giacomo Puccini's opera ''Gianni Schicchi'' is a member of the Nouveau Riche. %% incomplete example - does he start out as a nouveau riche, or only become one as the story progresses?

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%%* The title character of Giacomo Puccini's opera ''Gianni Schicchi'' ''Theatre/GianniSchicchi'' is a member of the Nouveau Riche. %% incomplete example - does he start out as a nouveau riche, or only become one as the story progresses?
22nd Mar '18 7:58:46 PM PaulA
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* The title character of Giacomo Puccini's opera ''Gianni Schicchi'' is a member of the Nouveau Riche.

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* %%* The title character of Giacomo Puccini's opera ''Gianni Schicchi'' is a member of the Nouveau Riche.Riche. %% incomplete example - does he start out as a nouveau riche, or only become one as the story progresses?
21st Mar '18 7:11:23 AM YZQ
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* The early Han dynasty was notorious for this. Their lineage originating as a minor noble family, they were notorious for their HairTriggerTemper and very unbecoming behaviour in general.

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* The early Han dynasty was notorious for this. Their lineage originating as commoners (Liu Bang being a very minor noble family, local official before he rose in rebellion), they were notorious for their HairTriggerTemper and very unbecoming behaviour in general.general.
**The early Ming dynasty also has shades of this (Zhu Yuanzhang being a commoner as well before his rebellion).
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