History Main / QuintessentialBritishGentleman

14th Dec '16 6:30:10 PM Camassia
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* [[Music/ThePolice Sting's]] song "Englishman in New York" is basically this trope; the musical. With lyrics like "I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear", "A walking cane here at my side, I take it everywhere I walk" and "Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety".

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* [[Music/ThePolice Sting's]] Music/{{Sting}}'s song "Englishman in New York" is basically this trope; trope: the musical. With lyrics like "I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear", "A walking cane here at my side, I take it everywhere I walk" and "Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety".
8th Dec '16 8:05:37 PM Divra
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* Sidney Nettleson from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance''. His bio reads "Whether sharing a SpotOfTea with English bluebloods or putting a .38 slug into an unwanted nuisance, Sidney does everything with poise and dignity. Years of avid cricket-playing have also given him a much feared throwing-arm."
%% ** Scope Sterling from the sequel is his DistaffCounterpart.

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* Sidney Nettleson from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance''. His bio reads in ''Jagged Alliance 2'' reads: "Whether sharing a SpotOfTea with English bluebloods or putting a .38 slug into an unwanted nuisance, Sidney does everything with poise and dignity. Sidney combines the mannerisms of the upper crust with the lighting quickness of a Wild West gunslinger. Years of avid cricket-playing have also given him a much feared throwing-arm."
%% ** Scope Sterling from the sequel is his DistaffCounterpart.DistaffCounterpart. While Scope is less of a walking stereotype, she scatters her speech with britishisms, speaks with an ourageously plummy RP accent and displays a relentlessly StiffUpperLip.
11th Nov '16 3:15:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is a proto-version of this (at least at first), complete with tea. He seems to be drifting in [[BadAss a different direction]]. After becoming more of a Shonen hero (though not quite a [[IdiotHero standard]] one), however, he will still turn a diplomatic talk into a duel of honor between him and TheDragon over an argument about tea.

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* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is a proto-version of this (at least at first), complete with tea. He seems to be drifting in [[BadAss a different direction]].direction. After becoming more of a Shonen hero (though not quite a [[IdiotHero standard]] one), however, he will still turn a diplomatic talk into a duel of honor between him and TheDragon over an argument about tea.
21st Oct '16 2:36:09 PM nombretomado
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Start with one cup(pa) [[SpotOfTea tea.]] Mix in a hearty helping of [[BritishAccents posh, formal, excessively polite-sounding Received Pronunciation accent, or at least how you think it is pronounced]]. No one ([[DanBrowned except those pesky British people]]) will notice. Add some StockBritishPhrases for seasoning, wot, wot. Throw it all in a top hat and stir with a [[HighClassGlass monocle]] over low heat for the 1000+ years in the history of UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire. Turn it out carefully, give him a name like "Sir Nigel Featherstonehaugh-Smythe,"[[note]]"Featherstonehaugh" pronounced "Fanshawe," or possibly "Thomas"[[/note]] and Bob's your uncle, you have yourself the [[IAmVeryBritish Britishiest British man]] to ever "cheerio" his way into the media-viewing-public's home. And no one ([[DanBrowned except those pesky British people]]) will be any the wiser that you're mixing dialectal phrases willy-nilly or throwing British slang around like Frisbees.

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Start with one cup(pa) [[SpotOfTea tea.]] Mix in a hearty helping of [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents posh, formal, excessively polite-sounding Received Pronunciation accent, or at least how you think it is pronounced]]. No one ([[DanBrowned except those pesky British people]]) will notice. Add some StockBritishPhrases for seasoning, wot, wot. Throw it all in a top hat and stir with a [[HighClassGlass monocle]] over low heat for the 1000+ years in the history of UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire. Turn it out carefully, give him a name like "Sir Nigel Featherstonehaugh-Smythe,"[[note]]"Featherstonehaugh" pronounced "Fanshawe," or possibly "Thomas"[[/note]] and Bob's your uncle, you have yourself the [[IAmVeryBritish Britishiest British man]] to ever "cheerio" his way into the media-viewing-public's home. And no one ([[DanBrowned except those pesky British people]]) will be any the wiser that you're mixing dialectal phrases willy-nilly or throwing British slang around like Frisbees.



* Anti-Cosmo from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' speaks in a BritishAccent, is intellectual, wears a monocle and derby hat, and loves sipping tea. Of course, being an anti-fairy, he's not British. Plus he's doing things ForTheEvulz.

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* Anti-Cosmo from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' speaks in a BritishAccent, UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}}, is intellectual, wears a monocle and derby hat, and loves sipping tea. Of course, being an anti-fairy, he's not British. Plus he's doing things ForTheEvulz.
16th Sep '16 1:32:27 AM PaulA
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* Sir Henry Merrivale, from the Literature/CarterDickson books which spoof Lord Peter by creating an aristocrat who is ''nothing'' like Lord Peter, except for the 'brilliant detective' part.

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* Sir Henry Merrivale, Literature/SirHenryMerrivale, from the Literature/CarterDickson books which spoof Lord Peter by creating an aristocrat who is ''nothing'' like Lord Peter, except for the 'brilliant detective' part.
16th Sep '16 12:27:26 AM PaulA
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** And Sir Henry Merrivale, from the Carter Dickson books which spoof Lord Peter by creating an aristocrat who is ''nothing'' like Lord Peter, except for the 'brilliant detective' part.

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** And * Sir Henry Merrivale, from the Carter Dickson Literature/CarterDickson books which spoof Lord Peter by creating an aristocrat who is ''nothing'' like Lord Peter, except for the 'brilliant detective' part.
22nd Jun '16 10:02:36 PM PaulA
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* Creator/KarlMay lived at a time when wealthy British globetrotters were a common trope, so some characters of this type appear in his works. The most well-known examples are Englishman Sir David Lindsay in the Orient Cycle and Scotsman Lord Castlepool in ''Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee''. Lord Castlepool is obsessed with making wagers and travels through the Wild West in search of adventure, paying his guides 50 Dollars per adventure.

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* Creator/KarlMay lived at a time when wealthy British globetrotters were a common trope, so some characters of this type appear in his works. The most well-known examples are Englishman Sir David Lindsay in the Orient Cycle Literature/OrientCycle and Scotsman Lord Castlepool in ''Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee''. Lord Castlepool is obsessed with making wagers and travels through the Wild West in search of adventure, paying his guides 50 Dollars per adventure.
2nd Mar '16 1:10:49 AM Menshevik
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* The excentric Lord Conrad Hummingford, one of [[ComicBook/DieAbrafaxe the Abrafaxe's]] competitors in a race around the world in 1898.
21st Jan '16 5:06:46 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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[-[[caption-width-right:256:Henry Hatsworth: a [[StockBritishPhrases jolly good]] example.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:256:Henry Hatsworth: a [[StockBritishPhrases jolly good]] example.example, old bean.]]-]
25th Dec '15 1:40:44 AM Chabal2
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* Every Briton in ''{{ComicBook/Asterix}} and the Britons'', complete with rowing skills, manicured lawns, wearing tweed and magnificent mustaches for their {{Stiff Upper Lip}}s, and of course decrying the fact that their adversaries are decidedly not gentle men. And that's just the original French version, the English translation takes it UpToEleven by having every sentence end in "wot?" and other SelfDeprecation jokes.



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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2'' gives us Lord General Castor, an OfficerAndAGentleman who hunts Tyranids for sport, wages bloody wars that end in the death of thousands of Guardsmen, and has a mustache that could conquer a subcontinent.
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