History Main / ProperLady

20th Nov '16 9:05:04 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* Sophie in the AubreyMaturin series, contrasted with her SpiritedYoungLady cousin Diana.

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%%* Sophie in the AubreyMaturin Literature/AubreyMaturin series, contrasted with her SpiritedYoungLady cousin Diana.
20th Nov '16 1:46:35 AM Morgenthaler
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** Maria's father wants her to become this, hence sending her to study abroad at a Spanish convent, so she would stop causing trouble in San Angel. Luckily for San Angel, it didn't work, and she comes back a full-fledged {{Badass}}.

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** Maria's father wants her to become this, hence sending her to study abroad at a Spanish convent, so she would stop causing trouble in San Angel. Luckily for San Angel, it didn't work, and she comes back a full-fledged {{Badass}}. badass.
16th Nov '16 3:47:03 PM wootzits
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* ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'':
** Emma starts as a poor peasant girl, becomes a flower girl, a maid, and ends up becoming a gentleman's sweetheart. While her background technically prevents her from becoming a true lady in the society's eyes, her angel-like disposition, good education, eventual marriage (although with NouveauRiche) and careful grooming should make her one in all but name.
** William's mother Aurelia is a weird case. She has the status and loveable nature of a Proper Lady, but also lacks the social and entertaining skills she would have needed to appeal to the London society. Despite everything, she is content to attend social life with her husband to make him appear the best he could even while she silently hates the whole thing. A wearying life filled with social obligations, combined with the strain of having children, made Aurelia physically ill. She is saved from the standard tragic death, but has to leave London and basically abandon her family in order to save their face.
* Elizabeth Middleford wants to be Proper Lady for [[KissingCousins her cousin and fiance]] Ciel in ''Manga/BlackButler''. In the manga [[spoiler: she hides her LittleMissBadass side from him, [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon fearing he'd think she was "uncute"]] and reject her affection (as he was shit scared of her AlmightyMom Frances). This causes her lots of inner pain as she forces herself to hide her strength for Ciel's sake rather than her own...]]
%%* Marianne Hamilton, Emma Queensbury, and [[spoiler: Emma's dead older sister aka Francis and Keith's deceased mother]] from AshitaNoNadja.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' has [[TokenMiniMoe Liechtenstein]], basically a YamatoNadeshiko who comes from West/Central Europe rather than East Asia. She's humble, kind, quiet, deferring yet not completely submissive to her brother Switzerland, very mature for a young nation, and quite competent at housework.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Ed and Al Elric's MissingMom Trisha. In all the flashbacks she is sweet and loving to her kids and willing to wait forever for her husband.
** Hughes's wife Gracia and the Armstrongs's little sister Katharine.

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* ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'':
** Emma starts as a poor peasant girl, becomes a flower girl, a maid, and ends up becoming a gentleman's sweetheart. While her background technically prevents her from becoming a true lady in the society's eyes, her angel-like disposition, good education, eventual marriage (although with NouveauRiche) and careful grooming should make her one in all but name.
** William's mother Aurelia is a weird case. She has the status and loveable nature of a Proper Lady, but also lacks the social and entertaining skills she would have needed to appeal to the London society. Despite everything, she is content to attend social life with her husband to make him appear the best he could even while she silently hates the whole thing. A wearying life filled with social obligations, combined with the strain of having children, made Aurelia physically ill. She is saved from the standard tragic death, but has to leave London and basically abandon her family in order to save their face.
* Elizabeth Middleford wants to be Proper Lady for [[KissingCousins her cousin and fiance]] Ciel in ''Manga/BlackButler''. In the manga [[spoiler: she hides her LittleMissBadass side from him, [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon fearing he'd think she was "uncute"]] and reject her affection (as he was shit scared of her AlmightyMom Frances). This causes her lots of inner pain as she forces herself to hide her strength for Ciel's sake rather than her own...]]
%%* Marianne Hamilton, Emma Queensbury, and [[spoiler: Emma's dead older sister aka Francis and Keith's deceased mother]] from AshitaNoNadja.
''Anime/AshitaNoNadja''.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' has [[TokenMiniMoe Liechtenstein]], basically a YamatoNadeshiko who comes from West/Central Europe rather than East Asia. She's humble, kind, quiet, deferring yet not completely submissive to her brother Switzerland, very mature for a young nation, and quite competent at housework.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Ed
Elizabeth Middleford wants to be Proper Lady for [[KissingCousins her cousin and Al Elric's MissingMom Trisha. fiance]] Ciel in ''Manga/BlackButler''. In the manga [[spoiler:she hides her LittleMissBadass side from him, [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon fearing he'd think she was "uncute"]] and reject her affection (as he was shit scared of her AlmightyMom Frances). This causes her lots of inner pain as she forces herself to hide her strength for Ciel's sake rather than her own...]]
* Vivi, Sandra, Nadia, Liliya, and Valentine from ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'', and oddly enough
all of them also fall under the flashbacks she {{Broken Bird}} trope, to varying degrees. Each girl is sweet portrayed as sweet, loving, pure, gentle, and loving to her kids and willing to wait forever for her husband.
** Hughes's wife Gracia and the Armstrongs's little sister Katharine.
fragile.



%%* {{Gankutsuou}} has Valentine de Vilefort.
* ''Anime/{{Windaria}}'' has Alan's HouseWife Marie, a grand example of an honest and wholesome young lady. She also helps him sell their vegetables at market.
* A few girls in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. The series plays around with this trope a lot. Utena's not one, but once tries to act like one after Touga defeats her and she temporarily loses Anthy... yet not only it's very forced, but she's only using a part of the whole concept (being passive and ladylike, but not applying the SilkHidingSteel).

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Ed and Al Elric's MissingMom Trisha. In all the flashbacks she is sweet and loving to her kids and willing to wait forever for her husband.
** Hughes's wife Gracia and the Armstrongs's little sister Katharine.
%%* {{Gankutsuou}} ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' has Valentine de Vilefort.
* ''Anime/{{Windaria}}'' has Alan's HouseWife Marie, a grand example of an honest and wholesome young lady. She also helps him sell their vegetables at market.
* A few girls in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. The series plays around with this trope a lot. Utena's not one, but once tries to act like one after Touga defeats her and she temporarily loses Anthy... yet not only it's very forced, but she's only using a part of the whole concept (being passive and ladylike, but not applying the SilkHidingSteel).
Vilefort.



* Vivi, Sandra, Nadia, Liliya, and Valentine from ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'', and oddly enough all of them also fall under the {{Broken Bird}} trope, to varying degrees. Each girl is portrayed as sweet, loving, pure, gentle, and fragile.


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* A few girls in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. The series plays around with this trope a lot. Utena's not one, but once tries to act like one after Touga defeats her and she temporarily loses Anthy... yet not only it's very forced, but she's only using a part of the whole concept (being passive and ladylike, but not applying the SilkHidingSteel).
* ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'':
** Emma starts as a poor peasant girl, becomes a flower girl, a maid, and ends up becoming a gentleman's sweetheart. While her background technically prevents her from becoming a true lady in the society's eyes, her angel-like disposition, good education, eventual marriage (although with NouveauRiche) and careful grooming should make her one in all but name.
** William's mother Aurelia is a weird case. She has the status and loveable nature of a Proper Lady, but also lacks the social and entertaining skills she would have needed to appeal to the London society. Despite everything, she is content to attend social life with her husband to make him appear the best he could even while she silently hates the whole thing. A wearying life filled with social obligations, combined with the strain of having children, made Aurelia physically ill. She is saved from the standard tragic death, but has to leave London and basically abandon her family in order to save their face.
* ''Anime/{{Windaria}}'' has Alan's HouseWife Marie, a grand example of an honest and wholesome young lady. She also helps him sell their vegetables at market.
3rd Nov '16 4:20:08 AM rafi
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* Many classic-era Franchise/{{Disney Princess}} fit this: (later princesses are more likely to be a SpiritedYoungLady).
** ''[[{{SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves}} Snow White]], the first and fairest of them all stands out as her feminine traits like domesticity and sweetness are emphasized, and thus she is the quintessential example in Disney canon.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}'': The title character is gentle, submissive, and even when her step-mother forces her to become a servant in her own house remains stoic and gracious.
** ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'': Aurora is elegant, quiet (with the fewest lines of any Disney Princess), dutiful and obedient, including following her fairy godmother's command that she can't marry the man she loves and must return to her life as a princess.

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* Many classic-era Franchise/{{Disney Princess}} Franchise/DisneyPrincess fit this: (later princesses are more likely to be a SpiritedYoungLady).
** ''[[{{SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves}} ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]], White]]'', the first and fairest of them all stands out as her feminine traits like domesticity and sweetness are emphasized, and thus she is the quintessential example in Disney canon.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}'': ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': The title character is gentle, submissive, and even when her step-mother forces her to become a servant in her own house remains stoic and gracious.
** ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'': ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': Aurora is elegant, quiet (with the fewest lines of any Disney Princess), dutiful and obedient, including following her fairy godmother's command that she can't marry the man she loves and must return to her life as a princess.



* Duchess of ''Film/TheAristocats'' is a regal, wealthy cat of refinement and good manners, but takes her adventures well and stays level-headed. Her daughter Marie tries hard to be one also, but with her proud attitude it doesn't always work. Their sophisticated widowed owner, Madame Bonfamille, is very proper as well.

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* Duchess of ''Film/TheAristocats'' ''Disney/TheAristocats'' is a regal, wealthy cat of refinement and good manners, but takes her adventures well and stays level-headed. Her daughter Marie tries hard to be one also, but with her proud attitude it doesn't always work. Their sophisticated widowed owner, Madame Bonfamille, is very proper as well.
3rd Nov '16 4:17:36 AM BB8ForPresident
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** ''WesternAnimation/Snow White'', the first and fairest of them all stands out as her feminine skills like domesticity and sweetness are emphasized, and thus she is the quintessential example in Disney canon.

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** ''WesternAnimation/Snow White'', ''[[{{SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves}} Snow White]], the first and fairest of them all stands out as her feminine skills traits like domesticity and sweetness are emphasized, and thus she is the quintessential example in Disney canon.
3rd Nov '16 4:16:18 AM BB8ForPresident
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* Many classic-era Franchise/{{Disney Princess}} fit this:
** Snow White, the first and fairest of them all stands out as her feminine skills like domesticity and sweetness are emphasized, and thus she is the quintessential example in Disney canon.

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* Many classic-era Franchise/{{Disney Princess}} fit this:
this: (later princesses are more likely to be a SpiritedYoungLady).
** Snow White, ''WesternAnimation/Snow White'', the first and fairest of them all stands out as her feminine skills like domesticity and sweetness are emphasized, and thus she is the quintessential example in Disney canon.
3rd Nov '16 4:14:32 AM BB8ForPresident
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}'': The title character is gentle, submissive, and even when her step-mother forces her to become a servant in her own house remains stoic and gracious.
* ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'': Aurora is girly, quiet (with the fewest lines of any Disney Princess), dutiful and obedient, including following her fairy godmother's command that she can't marry the man she loves and must return to her life as a princess.
* Queen Elinor from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' is refined, feminine and stops brawls through quiet dignity and a few careful words rather than with confrontation. A big part of the plot is fueled by her attempts to turn [[RebelliousPrincess her daughter]], [[TomboyPrincess Merida]], into this.

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* ** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}'': The title character is gentle, submissive, and even when her step-mother forces her to become a servant in her own house remains stoic and gracious.
* ** ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'': Aurora is girly, elegant, quiet (with the fewest lines of any Disney Princess), dutiful and obedient, including following her fairy godmother's command that she can't marry the man she loves and must return to her life as a princess.
* A later-Disney example Queen Elinor from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' is refined, feminine and stops brawls through quiet dignity and a few careful words rather than with confrontation. A big part of the plot is fueled by her attempts to turn [[RebelliousPrincess her daughter]], [[TomboyPrincess Merida]], into this.
3rd Nov '16 4:13:38 AM BB8ForPresident
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* The classic-era Franchise/{{Disney Princess}} Snow White, the fairest of them all. Her feminine skills like domesticity and sweetness are emphasized, and thus she is the quintessential example in Disney canon.
%% * Cinderella
%% * Aurora
%% * Queen Elinor from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', part of the plot is fueled by her attempts to turn [[RebelliousPrincess her daughter]], [[TomboyPrincess Merida]], into this.

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* The Many classic-era Franchise/{{Disney Princess}} fit this:
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Snow White, the the first and fairest of them all. Her all stands out as her feminine skills like domesticity and sweetness are emphasized, and thus she is the quintessential example in Disney canon.
%% * Cinderella
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''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}'': The title character is gentle, submissive, and even when her step-mother forces her to become a servant in her own house remains stoic and gracious.
* Aurora
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''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'': Aurora is girly, quiet (with the fewest lines of any Disney Princess), dutiful and obedient, including following her fairy godmother's command that she can't marry the man she loves and must return to her life as a princess.
* Queen Elinor from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' is refined, feminine and stops brawls through quiet dignity and a few careful words rather than with confrontation. A big part of the plot is fueled by her attempts to turn [[RebelliousPrincess her daughter]], [[TomboyPrincess Merida]], into this.
8th Oct '16 4:30:06 PM eroock
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* ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}'' and the later version ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' are about attempting to groom a poor girl into a lady. It works rather well -- except that the girl also gains enough dignity and self-respect that she walks out. In ''Pygmalion'', she never comes back.

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* ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}'' and the later version ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' are about attempting to groom a poor girl into a lady. It works rather well -- except that the girl also gains enough dignity and self-respect that she walks out. In the play ''Pygmalion'', she never comes back.
8th Oct '16 4:29:04 PM eroock
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