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8th Nov '17 12:22:59 AM ChrisX
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* UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi. Born a normal peasant Kinoshita Tokichiro and eventually got drafted as a sandal-bearer for UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, he proves himself to be crafty and resourceful enough that Nobunaga promotes him to general, and eventually he avenges his lord's death, unifies Japan and becomes the most powerful and richest man in there. Of course, this is usually played with, because of his commoner origin, he could only apply for 'royalty' position as high as Taiko, not Shogun, since actual ancestry from past royal family was required. UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu did that particular Shogun part better.

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* UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi. Born a normal peasant Kinoshita Tokichiro and eventually got drafted as a sandal-bearer for UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, he proves himself to be crafty and resourceful enough that Nobunaga promotes him to general, and eventually he avenges his lord's death, unifies Japan and becomes the most powerful and richest man in there. Of course, this is usually played with, because of his commoner origin, he could only apply for 'royalty' position as high as Taiko, [[RegentForLife kampaku]], not Shogun, since actual ancestry from past royal family was required. UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu did that particular Shogun part better.
8th Nov '17 12:22:17 AM ChrisX
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* UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi. Born a normal peasant Kinoshita Tokichiro and eventually got drafted as a sandal-bearer for UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, he proves himself to be crafty and resourceful enough that Nobunaga promotes him to general, and eventually he avenges his lord's death, unifies Japan and becomes the most powerful and richest man in there.

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* UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi. Born a normal peasant Kinoshita Tokichiro and eventually got drafted as a sandal-bearer for UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, he proves himself to be crafty and resourceful enough that Nobunaga promotes him to general, and eventually he avenges his lord's death, unifies Japan and becomes the most powerful and richest man in there. Of course, this is usually played with, because of his commoner origin, he could only apply for 'royalty' position as high as Taiko, not Shogun, since actual ancestry from past royal family was required. UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu did that particular Shogun part better.
7th Nov '17 9:20:52 AM Psychopompos007
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* While ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games are standard examples of the RagsToRiches trope (the protagonist typically starts as a prisoner and ends up a rich and powerful adventurer being a high ranking member in several guilds), there's [[https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/10343/? a mod]] for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' which allows to marry Elisif the Fair, the Jarl (lord/lady) ruling the capitale city and its surrounding region. Not only achieving this turns the player character into a Jarl's consort, Elisif is the Empire-supported candidate for the title of "High King/Queen of Skyrim" (the ruler of the whole Skyrim's province), thus the player character would basically become the spouse of a ruling queen.
16th Oct '17 10:34:07 PM Gamermaster
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* Because of a cough during a reincarnation spell, unlike ''Anime/SailorMoon'' canon where Usagi is the long lost princess, [[LyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamachi]] is the Sleeping Beauty Moon Princess in ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon''. Also unlike Usagi, Nanoha is ''not'' happy to hear about it, especially when she gets a look at her past self and starts viewing it as a King Thrushbeard situation. [[spoiler: She ultimately declines to revive the Moon Kingdom, preferring her job at the TSAB.]]

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* Because of a cough during a reincarnation spell, unlike ''Anime/SailorMoon'' canon where Usagi is the long lost princess, [[LyricalNanoha [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamachi]] is the Sleeping Beauty Moon Princess in ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon''. Also unlike Usagi, Nanoha is ''not'' happy to hear about it, especially when she gets a look at her past self and starts viewing it as a King Thrushbeard situation. [[spoiler: She ultimately declines to revive the Moon Kingdom, preferring her job at the TSAB.]]
21st Sep '17 11:12:06 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'': [[spoiler: Eggsy, who grew up poor and surrounded by degenerates, marries Tilde, crown princess of Sweden. Doubles, technically speaking, as a WarriorPrince]].
7th Sep '17 10:29:34 AM kazokuhouou
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': While Jon Snow had it better off than most people in Westeros with a privileged upbringing in a castle and had a family he loves, who love him, he was still the illegitimate son of Ned Stark and as such, couldnít inherit his fatherís titles or lands. He is proclaimed by the Northern Lords as [[spoiler:the King in the North]] at the end of Season 6. Season ''Seven'' however, revealed [[spoiler:he's the trueborn son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark,[[note]]his true parentage was revealed in season 6, but that he was born in wedlock wasn't revealed until Season 7[[/note]] making him the Sleeping Beauty heir to the throne. Ned hid his identity to keep him alive, as Robert had driven the Targaryens off the throne and had those he could get to killed.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': While Jon Snow had it better off than most people in Westeros with a privileged upbringing in a castle and had a family he loves, who love him, he was still the illegitimate son of Ned Stark and as such, couldnít inherit his fatherís titles or lands. He is proclaimed by the Northern Lords as [[spoiler:the King in the North]] at the end of Season 6. Season ''Seven'' however, revealed [[spoiler:he's the trueborn son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark,[[note]]his true parentage was revealed in season 6, but that he was born in wedlock wasn't revealed until Season 7[[/note]] making him the Sleeping Beauty heir to the throne.rightful king of Westeros. Ned hid his identity to keep him alive, as Robert had driven the Targaryens off the throne and had those he could get to killed.]]
6th Sep '17 8:57:46 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': While Jon Snow had it better off than most people in Westeros with a privileged upbringing in a castle and had a family he loves, who love him, he was still the illegitimate son of Ned Stark and as such, couldnít inherit his fatherís titles or lands. He is proclaimed by the Northern Lords as [[spoiler:the King in the North at the end of Season 6.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': While Jon Snow had it better off than most people in Westeros with a privileged upbringing in a castle and had a family he loves, who love him, he was still the illegitimate son of Ned Stark and as such, couldnít inherit his fatherís titles or lands. He is proclaimed by the Northern Lords as [[spoiler:the King in the North North]] at the end of Season 6.6. Season ''Seven'' however, revealed [[spoiler:he's the trueborn son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark,[[note]]his true parentage was revealed in season 6, but that he was born in wedlock wasn't revealed until Season 7[[/note]] making him the Sleeping Beauty heir to the throne. Ned hid his identity to keep him alive, as Robert had driven the Targaryens off the throne and had those he could get to killed.]]
25th Aug '17 9:23:14 PM sablesword
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* The Cinderella variant is an InvokedTrope in the Literature/HonorHarrington series, due to the Manticorian law requiring that the heir to the Crown marry a commoner. In particular, Queen Mother Angelique was initially tagged as "The Poor Little Beggar Girl" due to being not just a commoner, but part of a family of refugees who arrived on Manticore with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.
23rd Aug '17 2:27:42 AM PaulA
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** The ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' novels, being fairy tale retelling, have many examples: Rose Hawkins of ''The Fire Rose'', Eleanor Robinson of ''Phoenix and Ashes'', and Ninette Dupond of ''Reserved for the Cat'' are Cinderelllas; Marina of ''The Gates of Sleep'' is a Sleeping Beauty; and Maya Witherspoon of ''The Serpent's Shadow'' and ''Phoenix and Ashes'' is a Snow White.

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** The ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' novels, being fairy tale retelling, have many examples: In ''Literature/TheFireRose'', Rose Hawkins of ''The Fire Rose'', is a Cinderella.
** In ''Literature/PhoenixAndAshes'',
Eleanor Robinson of ''Phoenix and Ashes'', and is a Cinderella.
** In ''Literature/ReservedForTheCat'',
Ninette Dupond of ''Reserved for the Cat'' are Cinderelllas; is Cinderella.
** In ''Literature/TheGatesOfSleep'',
Marina of ''The Gates of Sleep'' is a Sleeping Beauty; and Beauty.
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Maya Witherspoon of ''The Serpent's Shadow'' ''Literature/TheSerpentsShadow'' and ''Phoenix and Ashes'' ''Literature/PhoenixAndAshes'' is a Snow White.
21st Aug '17 7:02:50 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MercedesLackey adores this trope. Granted, half of Misty's work is retelling of fairy tales, but she really does get a kick out of this particular type of tale.
** Cinderellas: Godmother Elena of ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Fairy Godmother]]'' and its sequels, Talia of the ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Arrows Trilogy]]'', Rose Hawkins of ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Fire Rose]]'' Eleanor Robinson of ''Phoenix and Ashes'', and Ninette Dupond of ''Reserved for the Cat''.
** Sleeping Beauty: Marina of ''Gates of Sleep''.
** Show Whites: Maya Witherspoon of ''Serpent's Shadow'' and ''Phoenix and Ashes'' and Winterhart of the ''Mage Wars'' trilogy.

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* Creator/MercedesLackey adores this trope. Granted, half of Misty's work is retelling of fairy tales, but she really does get a kick out of this particular type of tale.
Creator/MercedesLackey:
** Cinderellas: In the ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series, Godmother Elena of ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Fairy Godmother]]'' and its sequels, is a Cinderella.
** In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' novels,
Talia of the ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Arrows Trilogy]]'', ''Arrows Trilogy'' is a Cinderella and Winterhart of the ''Mage Wars'' trilogy is a Snow White.
** The ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' novels, being fairy tale retelling, have many examples:
Rose Hawkins of ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The ''The Fire Rose]]'' Rose'', Eleanor Robinson of ''Phoenix and Ashes'', and Ninette Dupond of ''Reserved for the Cat''.
** Sleeping Beauty:
Cat'' are Cinderelllas; Marina of ''Gates ''The Gates of Sleep''.
** Show Whites:
Sleep'' is a Sleeping Beauty; and Maya Witherspoon of ''Serpent's ''The Serpent's Shadow'' and ''Phoenix and Ashes'' and Winterhart of the ''Mage Wars'' trilogy.is a Snow White.
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