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31st Dec '16 1:00:17 PM ILikeRobots
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** For that matter, Swiss himself. Liechtenstein mentions that his own economic situation was ''not'' the best when he took her in due to the war and the GD, but some decades later he's living in a BigFancyHouse with her an is a quite more wealthy nation. (Not that he spends a lot, though.)

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** For that matter, Swiss himself. Liechtenstein mentions that his own economic situation was ''not'' the best when he took her in due to the war and the GD, but some decades later he's living in a BigFancyHouse with her an and is a quite more wealthy nation. (Not that he spends a lot, though.)
31st Dec '16 12:58:28 PM ILikeRobots
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** [[PrincelyYoungMan Luxembourg]], Netherlands' younger brother, is a case of this; at first his status as a NonActionGuy meant he was often bullied and pushed around by stronger countries, but [[BigBrotherWorship his admiration of the Netherlands]] meant that he decided to emulate his ways, and he then captured all of Europe's finances.
26th Dec '16 7:46:42 PM ChrisX
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** In the same series, there's also Lucio's rival, Symmetra. She also started off very poor until the Vishkar corporation recognized her light-bending talent. They proceeded to take her off from home, and proceeded to groom her talent into their ace as she became proficient in constructing structures with HardLight enough that she brought Vishkar into the top corporates in the world and making her rich in her attempt to help people... though it's only lately that she thinks that maybe Vishkar wasn't so benevolent in helping the people as she thought to be. (Answer: They really are. Lucio's freedom fighter shenanigans started because of Vishkar oppressing his ghetto)

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** In the same series, there's also Lucio's rival, Symmetra. She also started off very poor until the Vishkar corporation recognized her light-bending talent. They proceeded to take her off from home, and proceeded to groom her talent into their ace as she became proficient in constructing structures with HardLight enough that she brought Vishkar into the top corporates in the world and making her rich in her attempt to help people... though it's only lately that she thinks that maybe Vishkar wasn't so benevolent in helping the people as she thought to be. (Answer: They really are.aren't that benevolent. Lucio's freedom fighter shenanigans started because of Vishkar oppressing his ghetto)
26th Dec '16 7:45:47 PM ChrisX
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** In the same series, there's also Lucio's rival, Symmetra. She also started off very poor until the Vishkar corporation recognized her light-bending talent. They proceeded to take her off from home, and proceeded to groom her talent into their ace as she became proficient in constructing structures with HardLight enough that she brought Vishkar into the top corporates in the world and making her rich in her attempt to help people... though it's only lately that she thinks that maybe Vishkar wasn't so benevolent in helping the people as she thought to be.

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** In the same series, there's also Lucio's rival, Symmetra. She also started off very poor until the Vishkar corporation recognized her light-bending talent. They proceeded to take her off from home, and proceeded to groom her talent into their ace as she became proficient in constructing structures with HardLight enough that she brought Vishkar into the top corporates in the world and making her rich in her attempt to help people... though it's only lately that she thinks that maybe Vishkar wasn't so benevolent in helping the people as she thought to be. (Answer: They really are. Lucio's freedom fighter shenanigans started because of Vishkar oppressing his ghetto)
26th Dec '16 7:44:53 PM ChrisX
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** In the same series, there's also Lucio's rival, Symmetra. She also started off very poor until the Vishkar corporation recognized her light-bending talent. They proceeded to take her off from home, and proceeded to groom her talent into their ace as she became proficient in constructing structures with HardLight enough that she brought Vishkar into the top corporates in the world and making her rich in her attempt to help people... though it's only lately that she thinks that maybe Vishkar wasn't so benevolent in helping the people as she thought to be.
14th Nov '16 8:41:44 AM Discar
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->''"They call me new money, say I have no class. I'm from the bottom, I came up too fast..."''\\
--'''Music/FiftyCent'''

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->''"They call me new money, say I have no class. I'm from the bottom, I came up too fast..."''\\
--'''Music/FiftyCent'''
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-->-- ''Music/FiftyCent''


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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Kaladin is a darkeyed peasant, and while he is theoretically high-ranked in his town, the fact that his father refuses to charge money for surgery keeps their funds sharply limited. Then Kaladin goes to the army, gets made a slave, and gets made an even worse slave. When he [[spoiler:saves Highprince Dalinar and his army]], he is promoted to captain, a rank darkeyes aren't even supposed to have--and he's ''paid'' like a battallionlord. In [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]], he earns more in his first few weeks than he did in the entire rest of his life combined. It says a lot about Kaladin's depression that he spends most of the book wondering how this new fortune will be taken from him.
11th Nov '16 3:16:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* Martok in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' was a Klingon peasant who became ruler by being more {{Badass}} then any Klingon in existence.

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* Martok in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' was a Klingon peasant who became ruler by being more {{Badass}} tougher then any Klingon in existence.
16th Oct '16 6:16:45 PM nombretomado
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* Louise from ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Rekka No Ken]]'' was a peasant girl that didn't have much aside of her archery skills, her kind heart and her incredible beauty. However, after she told a local rich bachelor (Lord Pent) that she'd protect him with her bow and arrows, he chose her as his wife over ''many'' more graceful and prettier girls. Now they're very HappilyMarried.

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* Louise from ''[[FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Rekka No Ken]]'' was a peasant girl that didn't have much aside of her archery skills, her kind heart and her incredible beauty. However, after she told a local rich bachelor (Lord Pent) that she'd protect him with her bow and arrows, he chose her as his wife over ''many'' more graceful and prettier girls. Now they're very HappilyMarried.



** And earlier, we have [[spoiler: Deirdre]] from [[FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen No Keifu.]] [[spoiler: She was a young girl living in seclusion and feeling that she was trapped in her forest village, then fell in love and married a local lord, and after her heritage as the long lost child of an imperial prince is discovered, she becomes an Empress. Too bad she had to be mind-wiped first and then have her first husband horribly killed by the second, though.]]

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** And earlier, we have [[spoiler: Deirdre]] from [[FireEmblemJugdral [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen No Keifu.]] [[spoiler: She was a young girl living in seclusion and feeling that she was trapped in her forest village, then fell in love and married a local lord, and after her heritage as the long lost child of an imperial prince is discovered, she becomes an Empress. Too bad she had to be mind-wiped first and then have her first husband horribly killed by the second, though.]]
14th Oct '16 1:56:34 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EliteBeatAgents'', you cheer on a pirate who has been left with practically nothing but his trusty bird, and he struggles to find lots and lots of treasures. If you succeed, the bird drops the trope title. In another mission, you cheer on an ex-oil tycoon who gets thrown out by his gold-digging wife after his oil wells run dry, and is determined to dig his way back back to riches.

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* In ''EliteBeatAgents'', ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', you cheer on a pirate who has been left with practically nothing but his trusty bird, and he struggles to find lots and lots of treasures. If you succeed, the bird drops the trope title. In another mission, you cheer on an ex-oil tycoon who gets thrown out by his gold-digging wife after his oil wells run dry, and is determined to dig his way back back to riches.
11th Oct '16 3:03:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* Self-description of [[RepoTheGeneticOpera Rotti Largo]].

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* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''': Self-description of [[RepoTheGeneticOpera Rotti Largo]].Largo.
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