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27th Jun '16 12:27:00 AM terumokou
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* Subverted with the personification of the Akatsuki in ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection''. She insists on being treated as a proper lady which, ironically, makes her childish instead.

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* Subverted with the personification of the Akatsuki in ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection''. She insists on Her insistence in being treated as a proper lady which, ironically, makes has the opposite effect of making her looking childish instead.
11th Jun '16 8:01:24 AM rafi
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* The Pixie Tune in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''. She holds the image of a 'perfect lady' in the way she talks and acts proper just like a lady should. Ironically she is the Musa's (the {{Tomboy}} member of the Winx) bonded pixie.
11th Jun '16 7:50:47 AM Eievie
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A Proper Lady is a gentle yet strong being, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness incorruptible]] and [[ChasteHero pure as the driven snow]], as un-like TheVamp as she comes, and Madonna-like in her virtues. She sacrifices herself for the good of her family, religion, and country. She is intelligent enough to [[ApronMatron smoothly run a household]], and [[TheConsigliere wisely spends her husband's money]] for the good of her family, never guilty of negligence or selfish frivolity. She possesses the wit, taste and esprit necessary to be [[{{Socialite}} a star of Society]], and never crosses the border of good taste and civility. She is devoted and loyal, never treacherous or scheming. Her manners are never less than impeccable, and her good will and charity are a beacon to those lucky enough to live around her. She is perfectly groomed, likely [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beautiful]] or at least comely (while the female antagonist will be [[BeautyIsBad more beautiful]] and [[EvilIsSexy appealing]]). However, [[TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside more important than her personal looks is her gentle smile]]. Because small size is endearing (and allows for protective embraces from her lucky husband or fiancé), she will probably be on the shorter side. Chances are that she is an EnglishRose, especially with [[RavenHairIvorySkin dark hair and fair skin]]. ParasolOfPrettiness is a typical prop.

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A Proper Lady is a gentle yet strong being, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness incorruptible]] and [[ChasteHero pure as the driven snow]], as un-like unlike TheVamp as she comes, and Madonna-like in her virtues. She sacrifices herself for the good of her family, religion, and country. She is intelligent enough to [[ApronMatron smoothly run a household]], and [[TheConsigliere wisely spends her husband's money]] for the good of her family, never guilty of negligence or selfish frivolity. She possesses the wit, taste and esprit necessary to be [[{{Socialite}} a star of Society]], and never crosses the border of good taste and civility. She is devoted and loyal, never treacherous or scheming. Her manners are never less than impeccable, and her good will and charity are a beacon to those lucky enough to live around her. She is perfectly groomed, likely [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beautiful]] or at least comely (while the female antagonist will be [[BeautyIsBad more beautiful]] and [[EvilIsSexy appealing]]). However, [[TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside more important than her personal looks is her gentle smile]]. Because small size is endearing (and allows for protective embraces from her lucky husband or fiancé), she will probably be on the shorter side. Chances are that she is an EnglishRose, especially with [[RavenHairIvorySkin dark hair and fair skin]]. ParasolOfPrettiness is a typical prop.



* EnglishRose - another typically British character with similar properties; popular standard for a ProperLady's looks
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy-A greeting showing her femininity.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple - A color showing she's feminine.
* GrandeDame - a rare subtype is a mature Proper Lady; even then, she would have been a figure of (good-natured) fun even in Victorian times
* TheIngenue - a potential future Proper Lady

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* EnglishRose - another EnglishRose: Another typically British character with similar properties; popular standard for a ProperLady's looks
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy-A EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: A greeting showing her femininity.
femininity
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple - GracefulLadiesLikePurple: A color showing she's feminine.
* GrandeDame - a GrandeDame: A rare subtype is a mature Proper Lady; even then, she would have been a figure of (good-natured) fun even in Victorian times
* TheIngenue - a TheIngenue: A potential future Proper Lady



* LadyOfWar - ProperLady or SpiritedYoungLady meets ActionGirl.
* PrincessClassic - princess counterpart
* SilkHidingSteel - A ProperLady who is able and willing to take an active role
* SouthernBelle - Southern USA counterpart (see ''bonne belle'')
* SpiritedYoungLady - a little more spunky; a little less prim
* TheHighQueen - a regal variety
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask - ProperLady meets IronLady, add self sacrifice according to taste
* YamatoNadeshiko - the Japanese ([[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible or at least East Asian]]) version

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* LadyOfWar - LadyOfWar: ProperLady or SpiritedYoungLady meets ActionGirl.
ActionGirl
* PrincessClassic - princess PrincessClassic: Princess counterpart
* SilkHidingSteel - SilkHidingSteel: A ProperLady who is able and willing to take an active role
* SouthernBelle - SouthernBelle: Southern USA counterpart (see ''bonne belle'')
* SpiritedYoungLady - a SpiritedYoungLady: A little more spunky; a little less prim
* TheHighQueen - a TheHighQueen: A regal variety
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask - TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: ProperLady meets IronLady, add self sacrifice according to taste
* YamatoNadeshiko - the YamatoNadeshiko: The Japanese ([[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible or at least East Asian]]) version



* AllWomenArePrudes - All true ladies are free from carnal desire.
* HystericalWoman - a lady usually has enough dignity to avert this, although she usually is emotional
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland - originally the only proper way to deal with the wifely duties while not compromising the purity of a lady
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth - if and when she dies, this is probably invoked

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* AllWomenArePrudes - AllWomenArePrudes: All true ladies are free from carnal desire.
desire
* HystericalWoman - a HystericalWoman: A lady usually has enough dignity to avert this, although she usually is emotional
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland - originally LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: Originally the only proper way to deal with the wifely duties while not compromising the purity of a lady
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth - if TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: If and when she dies, this is probably invoked
6th Jun '16 4:36:16 AM annette12
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* [[CanonForeigner Belinda Maze]] from ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''. She's not only a victorian lady, she's also devoted to her beloved Phileas Fogg and certainly nicer than her rotten uncle Lord Maze.
* Rarity from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. She believes herself to be this, but in reality, both the universe at large, and even herself [[NotSoAboveItAll prevent her from really living up to this ideal]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Candace demands to her english cousin Eliza to train her in the basics of being a proper lady, to which the Englishwoman reluctantly approves. She reverts back to being her usual self at the end.

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* * ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'': [[CanonForeigner Belinda Maze]] from ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''. She's is not only a victorian lady, she's also devoted to her beloved Phileas Fogg and certainly nicer than her rotten uncle Lord Maze.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Rarity from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. She believes herself to be this, but in reality, both the universe at large, and even herself [[NotSoAboveItAll prevent her from really living up to this ideal]].
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Candace demands to her english cousin Eliza to train her in the basics of being a proper lady, to which the Englishwoman reluctantly approves. She reverts back to being her usual self at the end.
27th Apr '16 8:43:39 AM johnsmithxxi
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* On ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', Mrs. Conklin fulfills this role. She's the kindly, intelligent and dignified wife of Miss Brooks' Mr. Conklin.
5th Mar '16 12:17:06 PM Anddrix
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* Lissa Dragomir from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' is gentle, strong-willed, a {{Socialite}}, she is loyal to the people she cares about, she has proper manners, is kind-hearted and beautiful, and naturally upper class.

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* Lissa Dragomir from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' is gentle, strong-willed, a {{Socialite}}, she is loyal to the people she cares about, she has proper manners, is kind-hearted and beautiful, and is naturally upper class.upper-class.
16th Feb '16 6:33:22 AM Furienna
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* AllWomenArePrudes - All True Ladies Are Free From Carnal Desire

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* AllWomenArePrudes - All True Ladies Are Free From Carnal Desiretrue ladies are free from carnal desire.
16th Feb '16 6:32:25 AM Furienna
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* [[AllWomenArePrudes - All True Ladies Are Free From Carnal Desire]]

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* [[AllWomenArePrudes AllWomenArePrudes - All True Ladies Are Free From Carnal Desire]]Desire
16th Feb '16 6:24:50 AM Furienna
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* [[AllWomenArePrudes All True Ladies Are Free From Carnal Desire]]

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* [[AllWomenArePrudes - All True Ladies Are Free From Carnal Desire]]
16th Feb '16 5:59:43 AM Furienna
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** Venus Dag och Natt in "De skandalösa" is pretty much a 17th century version of this, being so beautiful and demure, except that [[spoiler: it turns out that she's gay]].

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** Venus Dag och Natt in "De skandalösa" is pretty much a 17th century version of this, being so and she's just as beautiful and demure, except that [[spoiler: it demure and near-flawless as Sofia from above. She kind of is an subversion though as she turns out that she's gay]]. to be gay, which would have been a negative trait in this era.
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