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3rd Nov '17 7:45:29 PM tv1995
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* The prince from ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNEverAfter''. No wonder Cinderella [[spoiler: married a commoner.]] Subverted in that he is [[spoiler:actually happy for the couple.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', Prince Charming is supposed to marry Fiona, but his personality does not endear him to her.

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* The prince from ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNEverAfter''. No wonder Cinderella [[spoiler: married a commoner.]] Subverted in that he is [[spoiler:actually happy for the couple. He even pays for their entire wedding.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', Prince Charming is supposed to marry Fiona, but his personality does not endear him to her. He doesn't see why she doesn't love him so his mother resorts to drugging her with a love potion, only stopped by Fiona's father's refusal.
12th Aug '17 10:49:11 AM OrigamiTovaychy
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* Well not a prince per say but Captain Phoebus from ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is of noble birth and presents himself as a KnightInShiningArmor to Esméralda, but his true personality is that of a {{Jerkass}} and he never really loved Esméralda.
9th Aug '17 5:35:49 AM Jubileus57
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'', the Princess of Greenhorne is betrothed to the Prince of Neksdor, which is a disdainful, bratty utter douchebag, as well as a scaredy-cat MommasBoy. It comes to bite him in the ass when the King of Greenhorne saw him fleeing and crying when his daughter got her face stolen, while her best friend bravely rushed out to save her despite being hopelessly outmatched. The King decided that said best friend would be a far more suitable husband for his daughter.
31st Jul '17 6:31:30 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Franchise/DragonQuest'':

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8th Jul '17 7:22:24 PM Odacon_Spy
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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Prince Wu of the Earth Kingdom is a self-centered, vain ManChild and CasanovaWannabe. Despite his brattiness and immaturity, however, he is shown to have some HiddenDepths, being [[NiceToTheWaiter far more considerate towards commoners]] than his great-aunt the queen, and after some BreakTheHaughty, he is prepared to admit that he probably wouldn't make a very good king.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Prince Wu of the Earth Kingdom is a self-centered, vain ManChild and CasanovaWannabe. Despite his brattiness and immaturity, however, he is shown to have some HiddenDepths, being [[NiceToTheWaiter far more considerate towards commoners]] than his great-aunt the queen, great-aunt, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Earth Queen Hou-Ting]], and after some BreakTheHaughty, [[BreakTheHaughty humbling experiences]], he is prepared to admit that he probably wouldn't make a very good king.
10th May '17 7:45:29 AM Euodiachloris
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. At first, idealistic young Sansa Stark believes Joffrey to be a PrinceCharming and is greatly looking forward to their arranged marriage--but after things go to hell and she becomes a prisoner of war at King's Landing, she quickly realizes Joffrey is a total sadist and her life with him will be ''far'' from happy. She still has to keep up the facade of loving him, lest her time at King's Landing become worse...

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. At first, idealistic young Sansa Stark believes Joffrey to be a PrinceCharming and is greatly looking forward to their arranged marriage--but after things go to hell and she becomes a prisoner of war at King's Landing, she quickly realizes Joffrey is not just this trope when he doesn't have to mind his manners in public, but a total sadist and [[RoyalBrat totally spoiled sadist]] on top. She realises her life with him will be ''far'' from happy. She still has to keep up the facade façade of loving him, lest her time at King's Landing become worse...worse, however...
1st Mar '17 8:18:15 AM Idek618
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Ever since "The Ticket Master", Rarity has hoped to meet "him," Princess Celestia's distant nephew Prince Blueblood. It is not until "The Best Night Ever" that she finally meets him in-person during the Grand Galloping Gala. Unfortunately, Blueblood turns out to be a vain, stuck-up jerk, and after he ''uses Rarity as a [[HumanShield equine shield]] against a flying cake'', she finally gets fed up and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chews him out for it]]. And that is after he's ''[[KickTheDog turned all the traditional courtesies on their heads]]'' because he's an EntitledBastard who thinks [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Prince Blueblood]]. As the ponies are fleeing the gala, Rarity drops a [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} glass slipper]]... and when Pinkie Pie [[LampshadeHanging points this out]], ''smashes it'' out of fear [[TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper he'll use it to find her]]. To clarify the full significance of this: Rarity has always been shown to be a very dedicated social climber. Blueblood is so intolerable she's willing to completely torpedo her own reputation to dress him down properly. However, if ''Friends Forever'' 26 is any indication, he can be charming... just not to his own citizens.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Ever since "The Ticket Master", Rarity has hoped to meet "him," Princess Celestia's distant nephew Prince Blueblood. It is not until "The Best Night Ever" that she finally meets him in-person during the Grand Galloping Gala. Unfortunately, Blueblood turns out to be a vain, stuck-up jerk, and after he ''uses Rarity as a an [[HumanShield equine shield]] against a flying cake'', she finally gets fed up and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chews him out for it]]. And that is after he's ''[[KickTheDog turned all the traditional courtesies on their heads]]'' because he's an EntitledBastard who thinks [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Prince Blueblood]]. As the ponies are fleeing the gala, Rarity drops a [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} glass slipper]]... and when Pinkie Pie [[LampshadeHanging points this out]], ''smashes it'' out of fear [[TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper he'll use it to find her]]. To clarify the full significance of this: Rarity has always been shown to be a very dedicated social climber. Blueblood is so intolerable she's willing to completely torpedo her own reputation to dress him down properly. However, if ''Friends Forever'' 26 is any indication, he can be charming... just not to his own citizens.
21st Dec '16 11:47:47 AM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'': Prince Ellidyr is not at any point set up to be the heroine's love interest but otherwise fits the trope perfectly. And given that the heroine is a princess while the hero is a commoner, it's not a reach to understand why the hero was a little nervous about the possibility of such a match arising anyway.

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* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'': ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'': Prince Ellidyr is not at any point set up to be the heroine's love interest but otherwise fits the trope perfectly. And given that the heroine is a princess while the hero is a commoner, it's not a reach to understand why the hero was a little nervous about the possibility of such a match arising anyway.
21st Oct '16 7:14:12 AM AnnieLeonhardts
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* In the ''Literature/BooksOfKings'', Prince Absalom, who lusts after his half-sister and rapes her, then casts her away in disgust, [[ImAManICantHelpIt blaming her for causing him to lust after her.]]

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* In the ''Literature/BooksOfKings'', Prince Absalom, Amnon, who lusts after his half-sister and rapes her, then casts her away in disgust, [[ImAManICantHelpIt blaming her for causing him to lust after her.]]
5th Oct '16 1:50:29 PM Dravencour
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Griffith acts as a stereotypical PrinceCharming to Princess Charlotte, but he is only using her to rule the Kingdom of Midland. However, he is capable of pulling the PrinceCharming stunt so well that NO ONE thinks that he's charmless, even some readers can be fooled. However, the Eclipse goes down and Griffith shows us that he's not just Charmless... he's '''pure evil'''. ([[DarkMessiah he still is pretty charismatic for bastards though]])

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Griffith acts as a stereotypical PrinceCharming to Princess Charlotte, but he is only using her to rule the Kingdom of Midland. However, he is capable of pulling the PrinceCharming stunt so well that NO ONE thinks that he's charmless, even some readers can be fooled. However, once the Eclipse goes down and down, Griffith shows us that he's not just Charmless... he's '''pure evil'''. ([[DarkMessiah he still is pretty charismatic for bastards though]])
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