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21st Jan '17 3:42:47 AM lalaTKG
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* [[ManipulativeBastard Loki]] suggests that Hulkling of the ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' is really this, having been created by his boyfriend Wiccan's RealityWarper powers to subconsciously fulfil his fantasy of meeting and falling in love with this type of character. He points out the improbability of a gay teenage boy meeting, and perfectly matching, a gay alien prince. Of course, this is coming from [[ConsummateLiar Loki]], and both Hulkling and Wiccan were listed as part of the Avengers Fail-Safe Program, being descendants of prior members of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''. Teammate [[TeenGenius Prodigy]] dismisses the whole matter as "existential nonsense".

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Loki]] suggests that Hulkling of the ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' is really this, having been created by his boyfriend Wiccan's RealityWarper powers to subconsciously fulfil fulfill his fantasy of meeting and falling in love with this type of character. He points out the improbability of a gay teenage boy meeting, and perfectly matching, a gay alien prince. Of course, this is coming from [[ConsummateLiar Loki]], and both Hulkling and Wiccan were listed as part of the Avengers Fail-Safe Program, being descendants of prior members of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''. Teammate [[TeenGenius Prodigy]] dismisses the whole matter as "existential nonsense".
26th Dec '16 10:24:07 AM 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]].



* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' inverts this ''without'' invoking PrinceCharmless. Prince Blueblood is handsome royalty and a perfect gentlestallion. Unfortunately, the heroine Rarity has a mile-wide masochistic streak, so she ''wants'' a prince who will boss her around and hurt her. Rarity loses interest in Prince Blueblood because he's too nice.

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* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' inverts subverts this ''without'' invoking PrinceCharmless. Prince Blueblood is handsome royalty and a perfect gentlestallion. Unfortunately, the heroine Rarity has a mile-wide masochistic streak, so she ''wants'' a prince who will boss her around and hurt her. Rarity loses interest in Prince Blueblood because he's too nice.
20th Dec '16 8:28:55 AM Discar
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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 [[AManIsNotAVirgin 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, deliberately pulls BigDamnHeroes arrivals, is a MasterSwordsman, and is [[AManIsNotAVirgin very frustrated]].frustrated. Nonetheless, he's also basically decent.
10th Jun '16 8:42:10 AM NativeJovian
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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, has ImplausibleFencingPowers, and is [[AManIsNotAVirgin very frustrated]]. Nonetheless, he's also basically decent.
** Does he ride a white horse?

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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, has ImplausibleFencingPowers, is a MasterSwordsman, and is [[AManIsNotAVirgin very frustrated]]. Nonetheless, he's also basically decent.
** Does he ride a white horse?
decent.
25th Apr '16 8:27:54 AM Eievie
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] by [[ASongOfIceAndFire Prince Joffrey Baratheon]], who is the hideous lovechild of [[TheCaligula Caligula]] and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula]] (without the strategic genius), and Ser Jaime Lannister, who is, [[spoiler: [[TheAtoner initially]]]], ruthless, arrogant and amoral.
** Oddly enough, this story also plays this trope strait in his younger brother. Prince Tommen, 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.
** The likes of Rhaegar Targaryen whose love for a woman he was not betrothed to incited Robert's Rebellion and the WrongGenreSavvy Quentyn Martell.

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] by [[ASongOfIceAndFire Prince ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
**Prince
Joffrey Baratheon]], Baratheon, who is the hideous lovechild of [[TheCaligula Caligula]] PrinceCharmless and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula]] (without the strategic genius), and Ser Jaime Lannister, TheCaligula… but who is, [[spoiler: [[TheAtoner initially]]]], ruthless, arrogant and amoral.
Sansa still sees as a Prince Charmint… for a while.
** Oddly enough, this story also plays this trope strait in his younger brother. brother, Prince Tommen, based 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.
** The likes of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen whose was a ''very'' charming prince until his love for a woman he was not betrothed to incited Robert's Rebellion and the WrongGenreSavvy Rebellion
**WrongGenreSavvy Prince
Quentyn Martell.Martell really ''wants'' to be a Prince Charming.
17th Mar '16 8:33:27 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/GunsOfTheDawn'', the Marshwic family was once fairly wealthy, but a series of misfortunes left it in dire financial straits (and [[DrivenToSuicide led to the head of the family shooting himself]]). The family blames much of this on their old rival, Mr Northway — the fact that his fortunes went in the opposite direction (he's now governor of the city) is, to the Marshwics, a great injustice that will surely be corrected as soon as the king learns how wicked Mr Northway is. Mr Northway, while not denying his own corruption, says that Emily's late father was just as bad and that the king cares more for obedience than integrity. [[spoiler:He's right]].

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* In ''Literature/GunsOfTheDawn'', the Marshwic family was once fairly wealthy, but a series Luthrian IV of misfortunes left it in dire financial straits (and [[DrivenToSuicide led to the head of the family shooting himself]]). The family blames much of Lascanne, although a king rather than a prince, fits this on their old rival, Mr Northway archetype the fact that young, handsome, unmarried, and a good dancer — as Emily personally discovers. He's widely hailed by his fortunes went in the opposite direction (he's now governor of the city) is, to the Marshwics, a great injustice that will surely be corrected adoring subjects as soon as the king learns how wicked Mr Northway is. Mr Northway, while not denying his own corruption, says that Emily's late father was just as bad and that the king cares more for obedience than integrity. [[spoiler:He's right]].TheGoodKing, too — [[spoiler:but isn't]].
17th Mar '16 8:31:12 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/GunsOfTheDawn'', the Marshwic family was once fairly wealthy, but a series of misfortunes left it in dire financial straits (and [[DrivenToSuicide led to the head of the family shooting himself]]). The family blames much of this on their old rival, Mr Northway — the fact that his fortunes went in the opposite direction (he's now governor of the city) is, to the Marshwics, a great injustice that will surely be corrected as soon as the king learns how wicked Mr Northway is. Mr Northway, while not denying his own corruption, says that Emily's late father was just as bad and that the king cares more for obedience than integrity. [[spoiler:He's right]].
26th Jan '16 6:24:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'', the Drama Club often makes drama featuring characters of this type, usually {{cross cast|Role}} by [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kashima]]. Her participation in this kind of role earns her {{epithet}}, "the Prince of the School."

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* In ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'', ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', the Drama Club often makes drama featuring characters of this type, usually {{cross cast|Role}} by [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kashima]]. Her participation in this kind of role earns her {{epithet}}, "the Prince of the School."
23rd Jan '16 5:08:19 PM ThestralDawn
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* Fate's tendency to [[BigDamnHeroes rescue Nanoha in the nick of time]] throughout the franchise of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has prompted their voice actresses to joke that Fate is Nanoha's prince. Gender inverted in that Fate is female, but then again, [[LesYay so is Nanoha]]. ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT'', having kicked the ShipTease between the two UpToEleven, has another character flat out state this. Nanoha's response is to [[LuminescentBlush blush heavily]].
1st Jan '16 7:27:04 PM nombretomado
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* {{Smallville}}'s favorite millionaire playboy Lex Luthor.
* Prince Arthur in Series/{{Merlin}} (BBC) probably fits this. While he's a bit mean to his servant Merlin sometimes, when it comes to his love interest Gwen - he's this trope incarnate.

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* {{Smallville}}'s ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s favorite millionaire playboy Lex Luthor.
* Prince Arthur in Series/{{Merlin}} ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' (BBC) probably fits this. While he's a bit mean to his servant Merlin sometimes, when it comes to his love interest Gwen - he's this trope incarnate.
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