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28th Aug '17 9:20:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Patricia Fernández from ''YoSoyBettyLaFea''. The [[BrainlessBeauty not very smart but beautiful daughter]] of a rich family, a vain woman with absolutely NoSympathy for others, only went to college to get a MRSDegree (to the point that one of her catchphrases is "I studied six semesters of Finance in San Marino College" as if that was a thing to be proud of), all went to hell the moment her husband unexpectedly divorced her. It's all but explicitly pointed out that her fall is all of her own making, by annoying her husband and alienating her family, and the soap treats her as a ButtMonkey AssholeVictim since all her efforts are not to improve her situation but to maintain the facade.

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* Patricia Fernández from ''YoSoyBettyLaFea''.''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea''. The [[BrainlessBeauty not very smart but beautiful daughter]] of a rich family, a vain woman with absolutely NoSympathy for others, only went to college to get a MRSDegree (to the point that one of her catchphrases is "I studied six semesters of Finance in San Marino College" as if that was a thing to be proud of), all went to hell the moment her husband unexpectedly divorced her. It's all but explicitly pointed out that her fall is all of her own making, by annoying her husband and alienating her family, and the soap treats her as a ButtMonkey AssholeVictim since all her efforts are not to improve her situation but to maintain the facade.
2nd Jul '17 6:57:28 PM Abodos
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** Midna in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' qualifies for at least most of this trope; Link just isn't aware of it for a long time. [[spoiler:She actually is the titular Twilight Princess, but was dethroned and disfigured by the usurper Zant. Everything she does for the first half of the game is done with the intent of regaining her rightful title, though gradually she warms up to the hero and becomes just as determined to regain Zelda's throne for her as she is to regain her own for herself.]]

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** Midna [[spoiler:Midna]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' qualifies for at least most of this trope; Link just isn't aware of it for a long time. [[spoiler:She actually is the titular Twilight Princess, but was dethroned and disfigured by the usurper Zant. Everything she does for the first half of the game is done with the intent of regaining her rightful title, though gradually she warms up to the hero and becomes just as determined to regain Zelda's throne for her as she is to regain her own for herself.]]
1st Jun '17 7:42:03 PM nombretomado
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* Queen Morgase and at least a couple of high-ranked Aes Sedai in Robert Jordan's ''Literature/WheelOfTime books''.

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* Queen Morgase and at least a couple of high-ranked Aes Sedai in Robert Jordan's ''Literature/WheelOfTime books''.''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' books.
16th May '17 4:17:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheTwelveKingdoms'', this trope defines [[spoiler: Shoukei]]'s attitude right after [[spoiler: the fall of her parents aka the king and Queen of Hou]]. Even when she's [[spoiler: barely saved from a CruelAndUnusualDeath]] and taken in as [[spoiler: a retainer of the Queen of Kyou]], she doesn't lose her arrogance and entitlement, and it's only after [[spoiler: she escapes from Kyou and then travels with Rakushun]] that she starts straightening up her act.

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* In ''TheTwelveKingdoms'', ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'', this trope defines [[spoiler: Shoukei]]'s attitude right after [[spoiler: the fall of her parents aka the king and Queen of Hou]]. Even when she's [[spoiler: barely saved from a CruelAndUnusualDeath]] and taken in as [[spoiler: a retainer of the Queen of Kyou]], she doesn't lose her arrogance and entitlement, and it's only after [[spoiler: she escapes from Kyou and then travels with Rakushun]] that she starts straightening up her act.
7th May '17 4:55:14 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Grave Robber in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' was once a noblewoman who, for whatever reason, went into serious debt after the death of the rest of her family. As her name implies, she resorted to grave-digging to find valuables to pay it off.
9th Apr '17 7:10:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''SchoolRumble'' once played this in a play scenario that Akira submitted about Eri. The still-rich-in-reality Eri didn't seem to mind the play idea... for a while...

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* ''SchoolRumble'' ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' once played this in a play scenario that Akira submitted about Eri. The still-rich-in-reality Eri didn't seem to mind the play idea... for a while...
16th Feb '17 2:05:21 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Despite not being a princess, Mila from ''The Wind Waker'' qualifies. She used to be filthy rich and spoiled, but after she was kidnapped by the Helmaroc King, her father blew all his fortune trying to get her back, forcing both of them into poverty. Her father doesn't mind, as long as his daughter is safe, but she hates the change so much that she's resorted to stealing stuff. Catch her red-handed and she'll realize the error of her ways, deciding to suck it in and work hard and honestly from now on.

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** Despite not being a princess, Mila from ''The ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker'' Waker]]'' qualifies. She used to be filthy rich and spoiled, but after she was kidnapped by the Helmaroc King, her father blew all his fortune trying to get her back, forcing both of them into poverty. Her father doesn't mind, as long as his daughter is safe, but she hates the change so much that she's resorted to stealing stuff. Catch her red-handed and she'll realize the error of her ways, deciding to suck it in and work hard and honestly from now on.
6th Sep '16 2:56:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In {{Istanbul}} during WorldWarII, there were stories of [[NobleFugitive White Russian]] countesses waiting tables. Of course that was at ''really'' fancy restaurants, but still.

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* In {{Istanbul}} UsefulNotes/{{Istanbul}} during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, there were stories of [[NobleFugitive White Russian]] countesses waiting tables. Of course that was at ''really'' fancy restaurants, but still.
22nd May '16 3:23:55 PM Prfnoff
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* BobDylan's "Like A Rolling Stone", quoted above, is a famous example of this in song.

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* BobDylan's Music/BobDylan's "Like A Rolling Stone", quoted above, is a famous example of this in song.



* Invoking the TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, Queen Margaret in Shakespeare's ''Richard III'' has definitely become this, after going a little crazy following her faction's defeat at the end of ''3 Henry VI''.
* Grizabella in ''{{Cats}}'' used to be beautiful, but now she's old and ragged. All the other cats shun her.
* Amanda from Tennessee Williams' ''The Glass Menagerie'' was once a beautiful southern belle and daughter of a wealthy plantation owner. Now, she lives in a tiny apartment with her two children, so impoverished that she has to still wear her RoaringTwenties clothing.

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* Invoking the TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, Queen Margaret in Shakespeare's ''Richard III'' ''Theatre/RichardIII'' has definitely become this, after going a little crazy following her faction's defeat at the end of ''3 Henry VI''.
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* Grizabella in ''{{Cats}}'' ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' used to be beautiful, but now she's old and ragged. All the other cats shun her.
* Amanda from Tennessee Williams' ''The Glass Menagerie'' ''Theatre/TheGlassMenagerie'' was once a beautiful southern belle SouthernBelle and daughter of a wealthy plantation owner. Now, she lives in a tiny apartment with her two children, so impoverished that she has to still wear her RoaringTwenties clothing.
11th May '16 9:41:00 AM totoofze47
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** Despite not being a princess, Mila from ''The Wind Waker'' qualifies. She used to be filthy rich, jerkish and spoiled, but after she was kidnapped by the Helmaroc King, her father blew all his fortune trying to get her back, forcing both of them into poverty. Her father doesn't mind, as long as his daughter is safe, but she hates the change so much that she's resorted to stealing stuff. Catch her red-handed and she'll realize the error of her ways, deciding to suck it in and work hard and honestly from now on.

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** Despite not being a princess, Mila from ''The Wind Waker'' qualifies. She used to be filthy rich, jerkish rich and spoiled, but after she was kidnapped by the Helmaroc King, her father blew all his fortune trying to get her back, forcing both of them into poverty. Her father doesn't mind, as long as his daughter is safe, but she hates the change so much that she's resorted to stealing stuff. Catch her red-handed and she'll realize the error of her ways, deciding to suck it in and work hard and honestly from now on.
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