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20th Nov '17 3:59:20 AM CLT009
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* ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': The titular character aspires to be this, though she combines it part-and-parcel with KnightInShiningArmor. She in turn draws inspiration to be this from the enigmatic Prince Dios, who she barely remembers rescuing her from her sorrow after losing her parents. The Student Council (''sans'' [[AlphaBitch Nanami]]) also exhibit various Prince Charming subtropes, [[PrinceCharmless though they all fall short]].
** [[spoiler: While it's not immediately obvious, ''Utena'' pokes a ''lot'' of holes applying this trope to real life. By the end, the show makes it clear that [[{{Deconstruction}} the Prince archetype should neither be sought nor emulated, as it's almost impossible to achieve and completely unsustainable even then]]. Case-in-point: Prince Dios was a PhysicalGod with the power to revolutionize the world, and ''even he crumbled beneath the strain of embodying male perfection''.]]
19th Nov '17 4:50:55 PM priestessofdan
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** Prince Joffrey Baratheon, who is PrinceCharmless and TheCaligula… but who Sansa still sees as a Prince Charmint… for a while.
** Oddly enough, this story also plays this trope strait in his younger brother, Prince Tommen Baratheon. Based on what we know about him, is genuinely kind and has proven to have been a much better ruler than Joffery ever was. Sansa even says she would have preferred to have married Tommen.

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** Prince Joffrey Baratheon, who Baratheon is PrinceCharmless and TheCaligula… TheCaligula, but who Sansa still sees him as a Prince Charmint… Charming… for a while.
** Oddly enough, this story also plays this trope strait in his younger brother, His brother Prince Tommen Baratheon. Based on what we know about him, Tommen, however, is genuinely kind and has proven to have been a much better ruler than Joffery ever was.sweet-tempered (though he's only eight). Sansa even says she would have preferred to have married Tommen.
27th Aug '17 10:28:54 AM Abodos
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-->'''Tula:''' Ah... Mmm... Prince Sidon... Just thinking of you just turns me to mush...

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-->'''Tula:''' Ah... Mmm... Prince Sidon... Just thinking of you just turns me to mush...
21st Aug '17 10:43:12 AM Abodos
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Prince Sidon of the [[FishPeople Zora]]. A handsome and extroverted NiceGuy, he is famous as a WarriorPrince who once took down a giant Octorok and also helps Link fight [[HumongousMecha Divine Beast Vah Ruta]]. He's also a ChickMagnet among the Zora women, to the point that one female Zora soldier has even organized a fan club where the ladies can collectively swoon over him.
-->'''Tula:''' Ah... Mmm... Prince Sidon... Just thinking of you just turns me to mush...
15th Jun '17 1:54:12 PM Malady
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* The game ''VideoGames/Yume100: Hundred Sleeping Princes in the Kingdom of Dreams'' relies on the lasting appeal of this trope. It's a {{Bishounen}}-collecting puzzle game featuring actually well over a hundred princes with varying styles of charm, but all of them are meant, first and foremost, to be [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys attractive]].

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* The game ''VideoGames/Yume100: ''VideoGame/Yume100: Hundred Sleeping Princes in the Kingdom of Dreams'' relies on the lasting appeal of this trope. It's a {{Bishounen}}-collecting puzzle game featuring actually well over a hundred princes with varying styles of charm, but all of them are meant, first and foremost, to be [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys attractive]].
3rd Jun '17 9:14:25 PM lavendermintrose
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* The game ''Yume-100: Hundred Sleeping Princes in the Kingdom of Dreams'' relies on the lasting appeal of this trope. It's a {{Bishounen}}-collecting puzzle game featuring actually well over a hundred princes with varying styles of charm, but all of them are meant, first and foremost, to be [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys attractive]].

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* The game ''Yume-100: ''VideoGames/Yume100: Hundred Sleeping Princes in the Kingdom of Dreams'' relies on the lasting appeal of this trope. It's a {{Bishounen}}-collecting puzzle game featuring actually well over a hundred princes with varying styles of charm, but all of them are meant, first and foremost, to be [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys attractive]].
22nd May '17 4:39:43 AM Spindriver
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* Even though the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movies never used the name PrinceCharming, the princes in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' are often referred to as such. Snow White's prince is simply "The Prince", although she does refer to him as ''being'' charming. Sleeping Beauty's prince is the only one given a real name, Prince Phillip. Later merchandise and such identifies "Prince Charming" specifically as Cinderella's prince, though in the film he's only ever referred to as "The Prince" or "The Noble Prince". It should be noted that in ''Snow White'' and ''Cinderella'' the prince does little more than show up and be royal, while Phillip due to his extended screen time comes the closest to actually portraying this trope.

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* Even though the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movies have never used the name PrinceCharming, the it's often attached to them.
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princes in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', and ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' are often referred to as such. Snow White's prince is simply "The Prince", although she does refer to him as ''being'' charming. Sleeping Beauty's prince is the only one given a real name, Prince Phillip. Later merchandise and such identifies "Prince Charming" specifically as Cinderella's prince, though in the film he's only ever referred to as "The Prince" or "The Noble Prince". It should be noted that in ''Snow White'' and ''Cinderella'' the prince does little more than show up and be royal, while Phillip due to his extended screen time comes the closest to actually portraying this trope.



** In light of the above, the Princes in future Disney films play with this trope in various forms. They can be refusing their royal duties ([[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]]), be jerks at first (though later [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold become better]]) ([[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]], [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Kuzco]], [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Naveen]]), actually start off as commoners who reach their role as prince through marriage ([[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Aladdin]], [[{{Disney/Tangled}} Flynn Rider]]), [[spoiler:or even be the BigBad ([[{{Disney/Frozen}} Hans]])]]
** Likewise subverted in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' with Prince Naveen. He may appear charming but he's really just a womanising ManChild - and his parents have just cut him off.

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** In Notably in light of the above, the Princes in future subsequent Disney films play with this the trope in various forms. ways, and have even come to subvert it quite forcefully. They can be refusing may refuse their royal duties ([[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]]), be jerks at first (though though they later [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold become better]]) improve]] ([[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]], [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Kuzco]], [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Naveen]]), actually Kuzco]]), start off as commoners who reach their role as rise to the status of prince through marriage ([[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Aladdin]], [[{{Disney/Tangled}} Flynn Rider]]), [[spoiler:or appear charming but turn out to be a womanizing ManChild ([[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Naveen]]), or even be [[spoiler:be the BigBad ([[{{Disney/Frozen}} Hans]])]]
** Likewise subverted in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' with Prince Naveen. He may appear charming but he's really just a womanising ManChild - and his parents have just cut him off.
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20th May '17 4:08:21 PM Ea4g
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* Somewhat twisted in ''WesternAnimation/PrinceCharming'' as the prince's "charm" is part of a curse. The central plot revolves around him trying to get rid of his charm, only to get the real non-magical version in the process. Still, so long as the curse is in effect, no woman can love anyone other than him, so it's probably for the best.

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* Somewhat twisted in ''WesternAnimation/PrinceCharming'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Charming}}'' as the prince's "charm" is part of a curse. The central plot revolves around him trying to get rid of his charm, only to get the real non-magical version in the process. Still, so long as the curse is in effect, no woman can love anyone other than him, so it's probably for the best.
20th May '17 4:03:29 PM Ea4g
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* Somewhat twisted in ''WesternAnimation/PrinceCharming'' as the prince's "charm" is part of a curse. The central plot revolves around him trying to get rid of his charm, only to get the real non-magical version in the process. Still, so long as the curse is in effect, no woman can love anyone other than him, so it's probably for the best.
13th Apr '17 1:53:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Creator/JohnMoore's ''Slay and Rescue'' has a [[TheAce professional hero]] who really '''is''' a prince named Charming, sent by his father's chancellor to rescue fair maidens all over the place (the theory is that it keeps him too busy to try to take over the throne). He's GenreSavvy, deliberately pulls BigDamnHeroes arrivals, is a MasterSwordsman, and is very frustrated. Nonetheless, he's also basically decent.

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* Creator/JohnMoore's ''Slay and Rescue'' has a [[TheAce professional hero]] who really '''is''' a prince named Charming, sent by his father's chancellor to rescue fair maidens all over the place (the theory is that it keeps him too busy to try to take over the throne). He's GenreSavvy, He deliberately pulls BigDamnHeroes arrivals, is a MasterSwordsman, and is very frustrated. Nonetheless, he's also basically decent.
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