History Main / PrivilegedRival

28th Apr '16 1:15:23 AM azul120
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Kaiba is the CEO of Kaiba Corp and is self-made.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Kaiba is the CEO of Kaiba Corp Corp, and while he is self-made.self-made, he has a massive advantage when it comes to [[PowerEqualsRarity getting the choicest cards]].



* ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' : Toru Rikiishi is this to protagonist [[JapaneseDelinquents Joe Yabuki]]. The former is more collected and cultured and a better-functioning member of society, with much more experience in professional boxing. Joe is an orphan who has spent his entire life in the streets, is an absolute [[JerkAss jerk]] and his bratty and impulsive behavior induces fear and irritation whereas Rikiishi's induces admiration and respect. Besides, Joe trains in a hovel under a bridge while Rikiishi has a gym built just for him by a rich family. They met when in juvenile prison but while Joe got there due to his misbehavior, Rikiishi was injustly imprisoned (if not downright framed).
* ''{{Manga/Saki}}'':

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* ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' : Toru Rikiishi is this to protagonist [[JapaneseDelinquents Joe Yabuki]]. The former is more collected and cultured and a better-functioning member of society, with much more experience in professional boxing. Joe is an orphan who has spent his entire life in the streets, is an absolute [[JerkAss jerk]] {{jerk|Ass}} and his bratty and impulsive behavior induces fear and irritation whereas Rikiishi's induces admiration and respect. Besides, Joe trains in a hovel under a bridge while Rikiishi has a gym built just for him by a rich family. They met when in juvenile prison but while Joe got there due to his misbehavior, Rikiishi was injustly imprisoned (if not downright framed).
* ''{{Manga/Saki}}'':''Manga/{{Saki}}'':




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\n[[AC: Film]]* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' pits ex-prince turned RebelLeader Lelouch against his half-brother Schneizel. It's not that Lelouch is necessarily hurting for resources or manpower. Schneizel's just loaded.

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13th Apr '16 11:51:18 AM themisterfree
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** On a wider scale, there's the town rivalry between Pawnee and its more upscale neighbor Eagleton.

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** On a wider scale, there's the town rivalry between Pawnee and its more upscale neighbor Eagleton. Pawnee eventually ends the rivalry, which started back in the 1800s when the rich settlers of Pawnee fled to Eagleton, by absorbing the town back into it after Eagleton's habit of ConspicuousConsumption drives them to near-bankruptcy.
9th Nov '15 2:46:50 PM Adept
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* ''AshitaNoJoe'' : Toru Rikiishi is this to protagonist [[JapaneseDelinquents Joe Yabuki]]. The former is more collected and cultured and a better-functioning member of society, with much more experience in professional boxing. Joe is an orphan who has spent his entire life in the streets, is an absolute [[JerkAss jerk]] and his bratty and impulsive behavior induces fear and irritation whereas Rikiishi's induces admiration and respect. Besides, Joe trains in a hovel under a bridge while Rikiishi has a gym built just for him by a rich family. They met when in juvenile prison but while Joe got there due to his misbehavior, Rikiishi was injustly imprisoned (if not downright framed).

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* ''AshitaNoJoe'' ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' : Toru Rikiishi is this to protagonist [[JapaneseDelinquents Joe Yabuki]]. The former is more collected and cultured and a better-functioning member of society, with much more experience in professional boxing. Joe is an orphan who has spent his entire life in the streets, is an absolute [[JerkAss jerk]] and his bratty and impulsive behavior induces fear and irritation whereas Rikiishi's induces admiration and respect. Besides, Joe trains in a hovel under a bridge while Rikiishi has a gym built just for him by a rich family. They met when in juvenile prison but while Joe got there due to his misbehavior, Rikiishi was injustly imprisoned (if not downright framed).



* ''CaptainTsubasa'':

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* ''CaptainTsubasa'':''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'':



* ''{{Deryni}} Rising'' has Kelson (young, inexperienced, labouring under a religious and social system that persecutes Deryni) facing Charissa, who's about a decade older, highly trained in arcana, wealthy and related to the royal family of the neighbouring kingdom that has no such history of persecution.

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* ''{{Deryni}} ''Literature/{{Deryni}} Rising'' has Kelson (young, inexperienced, labouring under a religious and social system that persecutes Deryni) facing Charissa, who's about a decade older, highly trained in arcana, wealthy and related to the royal family of the neighbouring kingdom that has no such history of persecution.
23rd Sep '15 11:31:14 PM sharkcrap11
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', there was Montana Max, who was LOADED and was a frequent source of trouble and occasional [[TheRival rival]] to Buster and Babs Bunny. The entire student body of Perfecto Prep (though they were usually represented by Roderick and Rubella Rat) count as a collective one towards the Acme Looniversity, too, especially in sporting events.
12th Sep '15 4:57:46 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': Zechs is later revealed to be the missing heir of the Peacecraft name.

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
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''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': Zechs is later revealed to be the missing heir of the Peacecraft name.name, and while the family and its country have been shattered, he's still a high-ranking officer and TheDragon to an elegant villain, with access to top-line equipment. Heero is an orphan who was raised to fight and will scrounge parts for his Gundam from other Gundams.
** Inverted in ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG''. Bellri, the protagonist, is the cheerful son of a Capital official who has never wanted for anything--while his mother's job is very busy, his comments that she's never around aren't bitter. His "friend" turned rival Luin is a member of an historic underclass and constantly gets prejudiced comments and pushes himself hard in battle to prove that he and his peers are worthy. When they battle later, Luin reveals that he's always been resentful of how easy life has been for Bellri.
1st Sep '15 9:07:53 AM XFllo
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* ''{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke, while also an orphan, is from the Uchiha Clan, and is noteworthy for his bloodline. His father, Fugaku Uchiha was also chief of police and head of the Uchiha clan before his death. Naruto on the other hand knows nothing of his parentage and is looked down upon by everyone.
** This relationship gets a lot more complicated in Shippudden however. Sasuke has pulled a FaceHeelTurn and become a most wanted criminal with only two friends and Naruto himself still loyal to him, whereas Naruto has slowly but surely gained the appreciation of the Konoha villagers and the greater Ninja world. [[spoiler: (And it turned out his parents were actually heroes of the village and his father the Fourth Hokage. Had they not died on the day he was born, he would've be raised as a 'Prince' of the village like Tsunade or Konohamaru.)]]

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* ''{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke, while also an orphan, is from the Uchiha Clan, and is noteworthy for his bloodline. His father, Fugaku Uchiha was also chief of police and head of the Uchiha clan before his death. Naruto on the other hand knows nothing of his parentage and is looked down upon by everyone.
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everyone. This relationship gets a lot more complicated in Shippudden however.Shippudden. Sasuke has pulled a FaceHeelTurn and become a most wanted criminal with only two friends and Naruto himself still loyal to him, whereas Naruto has slowly but surely gained the appreciation of the Konoha villagers and the greater Ninja world. [[spoiler: (And it turned out his parents were actually heroes of the village and his father the Fourth Hokage. Had they not died on the day he was born, he would've be raised as a 'Prince' of the village like Tsunade or Konohamaru.)]]



* ''DragonballZ'': Vegeta is the Prince of all Saiyans, while Goku is the lineage of a low class soldier, or a circus clown.
** This applies at the end of the series, where they become VitriolicBestBuds: Vegeta lives with Bulma at Capsule Corp., while Goku lives in the mountains as a farmer.

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* ''DragonballZ'': Vegeta is the Prince of all Saiyans, while Goku is the lineage of a low class soldier, or a circus clown.
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clown. This applies at the end of the series, where they become VitriolicBestBuds: Vegeta lives with Bulma at Capsule Corp., while Goku lives in the mountains as a farmer.



* Played with in CaptainTsubasa. Tsubasa's fist rival Genzo Wakabayashi is a PrincelyYoungMan who plays for a private school's team which is full of talented rich kids, so he plays it straight until DefeatMeansFriendship. Tsubasa's second rival, however, is Kojiro Hyuuga, who is ''very'' underprivileged since he comes from a very poor family and thus inverts the trope. (He tries to shame Tsubasa for being from a middle-to-high class family, [[InsultBackfire but fails.]]) Later it's zigzagged with Jun Misugi, another super talented PrincelyYoungMan... who's actually an IllBoy and thus Tsubasa has a huge advantage ''over'' him.
** Genzo ends up having his own PrivilegedRival in Karl-Heinz Schneider, while his and Tsubasa's friend Misaki has one in El-Si Pierre. In both cases the boys have left Japan to prove themselves in Germany and France, respectively, and in Schneider's he also was the first rival [[WorthyOpponent who also offered Genzo respect]] after he was bullied for being a foreigner.

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* Played with in CaptainTsubasa. ''CaptainTsubasa'':
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Tsubasa's fist rival Genzo Wakabayashi is a PrincelyYoungMan who plays for a private school's team which is full of talented rich kids, so he plays it straight until DefeatMeansFriendship. DefeatMeansFriendship.
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Tsubasa's second rival, however, is Kojiro Hyuuga, who is ''very'' underprivileged since he comes from a very poor family and thus inverts the trope. (He tries to shame Tsubasa for being from a middle-to-high class family, [[InsultBackfire but fails.]]) Later it's ]])
** It's
zigzagged with Jun Misugi, another super talented PrincelyYoungMan... who's actually an IllBoy and thus Tsubasa has a huge advantage ''over'' him.
** Genzo ends up having his own PrivilegedRival Privileged Rival in Karl-Heinz Schneider, while his and Tsubasa's friend Misaki has one in El-Si Pierre. In both cases the boys have left Japan to prove themselves in Germany and France, respectively, and in Schneider's he also was the first rival [[WorthyOpponent who also offered Genzo respect]] after he was bullied for being a foreigner.



* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' gives us Leslie's opponent to the City Council seat, uber-privileged and oblivious Bobby Newport, heir to the Sweetums empire.

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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'':
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gives us Leslie's opponent to the City Council seat, uber-privileged and oblivious Bobby Newport, heir to the Sweetums empire.



** These two even have their own {{Distaff Counterpart}}s in the form of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Sakura Kasugano and Karin Kanzuki]], who even ''resemble'' female versions of Ryu and Ken (the only difference being that Karin uses her own self-taught style of martial arts, Kanzuki-ryuu kakutojutsu). Sakura (happy-go-lucky gal who imitates Ryu's style in the hopes that she can meet him one day and train under him) defeats Karin ([[{{Ojou}} heiress of the ultra-wealthy Kanzuki Corporation]] and a RichBitch in general), so Karin declares Sakura her rival and hounds her for a rematch. Eventually, Karin [[CharacterDevelopment mellows out]] after realizing her win against Sakura in ''[=A3=]'' was a fluke, deciding that (as Ken told her previously) [[SpiritedCompetitor winning and losing isn't as important as the match itself]]. There are implications in later games (such as ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'') that [[DefeatMeansFriendship the two became friends]] and enjoy a friendly rivalry not unlike like Ryu and Ken.

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** These two even have their own * {{Distaff Counterpart}}s appear in the form of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Sakura Kasugano and Karin Kanzuki]], who even ''resemble'' female versions of Ryu and Ken (the only difference being that Karin uses her own self-taught style of martial arts, Kanzuki-ryuu kakutojutsu). Sakura (happy-go-lucky gal who imitates Ryu's style in the hopes that she can meet him one day and train under him) defeats Karin ([[{{Ojou}} heiress of the ultra-wealthy Kanzuki Corporation]] and a RichBitch in general), so Karin declares Sakura her rival and hounds her for a rematch. Eventually, Karin [[CharacterDevelopment mellows out]] after realizing her win against Sakura in ''[=A3=]'' was a fluke, deciding that (as Ken told her previously) [[SpiritedCompetitor winning and losing isn't as important as the match itself]]. There are implications in later games (such as ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'') that [[DefeatMeansFriendship the two became friends]] and enjoy a friendly rivalry not unlike like Ryu and Ken.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko, prince of the Fire Nation is this to Aang, an otherwise anonymous monk before it's revealed that he's the Avatar.
** Amusingly, Zuko also has Azula as his PrivilegedRival. Azula has the love from their father that Zuko never did. In Season 2 we have the contrast of now penniless Zuko, hunted as an enemy of the Earth Kingdom and traitor to the Fire Nation vs Azula, who has all the wealth, resources, and influence of the Fire Nation behind her. Both are actively chasing Aang, but decidedly not working together.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Zuko, prince of the Fire Nation is this to Aang, an otherwise anonymous monk before it's revealed that he's the Avatar.
** Amusingly, Zuko also has Azula as his PrivilegedRival.Privileged Rival. Azula has the love from their father that Zuko never did. In Season 2 we have the contrast of now penniless Zuko, hunted as an enemy of the Earth Kingdom and traitor to the Fire Nation vs Azula, who has all the wealth, resources, and influence of the Fire Nation behind her. Both are actively chasing Aang, but decidedly not working together.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon are blatantly this to the Cutie Mark Crusaders. As if it isn't bad enough having this SpoiledBrat duo incessantly mock CMC for their "blank flanks", they are apparently well off and also seem to look down on CMC for supposedly being lower class, a notion not unjustified looking at their backgrounds:
** Apple Bloom comes from farmers, [[TruthInTelevision a profession that rarely makes one wealthy]]. WordOfSaintPaul says she is also an orphan whose awkward young adult siblings have taken responsibility for her.
** When Sweetie Belle's parents made an appearance, they came off as typical middle, if not lower, class ruralites. Meanwhile, Diamond's father is a business pony aptly named Filthy Rich. While Sweetie's sister Rarity has established herself as an equally successful business pony, Mr. Rich has obviously been doing it longer and is therefore more established in society.
** We don't even know if Scootaloo has a family. While the same could be said for Silver, at least she appears to be taken care of while anything is possible for rough and tumble tomboy Scoot. Season 4 at least revealed that she has a proper dwelling, yet mum is still the word about her family.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon are blatantly this to the Cutie Mark Crusaders. As if it isn't bad enough having this SpoiledBrat duo incessantly mock CMC for their "blank flanks", they are apparently well off and also seem to look down on CMC for supposedly being lower class, a notion not unjustified looking at their backgrounds:
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backgrounds: Apple Bloom comes from farmers, [[TruthInTelevision a profession that rarely makes one wealthy]]. wealthy. WordOfSaintPaul says she is also an orphan whose awkward young adult siblings have taken responsibility for her.
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her. When Sweetie Belle's parents made an appearance, they came off as typical middle, if not lower, class ruralites. Meanwhile, Diamond's father is a business pony aptly named Filthy Rich. While Sweetie's sister Rarity has established herself as an equally successful business pony, Mr. Rich has obviously been doing it longer and is therefore more established in society.
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society. We don't even know if Scootaloo has a family. While the same could be said for Silver, at least she appears to be taken care of while anything is possible for rough and tumble tomboy Scoot. Season 4 at least revealed that she has a proper dwelling, yet mum is still the word about her family.
22nd Aug '15 9:47:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''GundamWing'': Zechs is later revealed to be the missing heir of the Peacecraft name.

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* ''GundamWing'': ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': Zechs is later revealed to be the missing heir of the Peacecraft name.
3rd Jul '15 11:05:54 AM ultimomant
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* Kentaro Sakata from ''LoveHina'' starts as this in contrast with the poor Keitaro, [[ButtMonkey however he rapidily lost all of his money on her pursuit of Naru and ended becoming just a background character.]]
* Vali Lucifer in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' is this for Issei. The former is a descendant of the original [[ArsGoetia Lucifer]] so that gives him a high amount of magical reserves, is capable of using Juggernaut Drive without any defects whatsoever for a few minutes, and is capable of learning spells just by reading them. The latter however comes from an ordinary background with normal parents, and just used Boosted Gear for only six months. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They also have different tastes in their fetish]] where the former loves the female buttocks, while the latter loves female breasts.

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* Kentaro Sakata from ''LoveHina'' ''Manga/LoveHina'' starts as this in contrast with the poor Keitaro, [[ButtMonkey however he rapidily lost all of his money on her pursuit of Naru and ended becoming just a background character.]]
* Vali Lucifer in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' is this for Issei. The former is a descendant of the original [[ArsGoetia Lucifer]] so that gives him a high amount of magical reserves, is capable of using Juggernaut Drive without any defects whatsoever for a few minutes, and is capable of learning spells just by reading them. The latter however comes from an ordinary background with normal parents, and just used Boosted Gear for only six months. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They also have different tastes in their fetish]] where the former loves the female buttocks, while the latter loves female breasts.
27th Dec '14 6:09:37 PM nombretomado
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* Vali Lucifer in ''HighSchoolDXD'' is this for Issei. The former is a descendant of the original [[ArsGoetia Lucifer]] so that gives him a high amount of magical reserves, is capable of using Juggernaut Drive without any defects whatsoever for a few minutes, and is capable of learning spells just by reading them. The latter however comes from an ordinary background with normal parents, and just used Boosted Gear for only six months. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They also have different tastes in their fetish]] where the former loves the female buttocks, while the latter loves female breasts.

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* Vali Lucifer in ''HighSchoolDXD'' ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' is this for Issei. The former is a descendant of the original [[ArsGoetia Lucifer]] so that gives him a high amount of magical reserves, is capable of using Juggernaut Drive without any defects whatsoever for a few minutes, and is capable of learning spells just by reading them. The latter however comes from an ordinary background with normal parents, and just used Boosted Gear for only six months. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They also have different tastes in their fetish]] where the former loves the female buttocks, while the latter loves female breasts.
22nd Dec '14 8:48:50 AM JRads47
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* ''DragonballZ'': Vegeta Prince of all Saiyans to Goku a low class soldier, or a circus clown.

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* ''DragonballZ'': Vegeta is the Prince of all Saiyans to Saiyans, while Goku is the lineage of a low class soldier, or a circus clown.clown.
** This applies at the end of the series, where they become VitriolicBestBuds: Vegeta lives with Bulma at Capsule Corp., while Goku lives in the mountains as a farmer.
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