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22nd May '18 7:50:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* After defeating the king Jafar and the evil fairy Maleficent in ''WebVideo/{{Comatose}}'', Aladdin and his sister Jasmine are pronounced the new prince and princess.
18th Apr '18 11:09:54 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Blog/TheRoyalSketchbook'', Celestia and Luna were born Earth Pony foals 2000 years ago. Their mother was a village leader and their father an ex-soldier. For reasons not given yet, the sisters were ascended into alicorns and ended up royalty.
13th Mar '18 2:58:57 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Princess (now Queen) Letizia Ortiz, married to the Spanish heir Felipe de Borbón -now ruling as Felipe VI-, was a commoner HotScoop. She studied in a public school and high school and her parents are a nurse and an unknown journalist. The Prince fell in love making this story a Cinderella type.

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* Princess (now Queen) Letizia Ortiz, married to the Spanish heir Felipe de Borbón -now ruling as Felipe VI-, was a commoner HotScoop.journalist. She studied in a public school and high school and her parents are a nurse and an unknown journalist. The Prince fell in love making this story a Cinderella type.
2nd Mar '18 5:50:06 PM LadyNorbert
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*** [[spoiler:Alistair, bastard son of the late King Maric,]] is a Snow White type. He doesn't care about his RoyalBlood, and when the plot demands that the RightfulKingReturns, he'll only do it kicking and screaming unless the player talks him into some CharacterDevelopment earlier in the game.

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*** [[spoiler:Alistair, bastard son of the late King Maric,]] is a Snow White type. He doesn't care about his RoyalBlood, and when the plot demands that the RightfulKingReturns, he'll only do it kicking and screaming unless the player talks has talked him into some CharacterDevelopment earlier in the game.



*** The Dwarven Noble origin has a similar path: Exiled for killing their elder brother and heir to the throne (either truly or due to being framed by the younger brother), the Dwarven Noble later ends up being declared a Paragon; essentially riches to rags to deification.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', [[spoiler: Hawke may become a viscount if s/he side with the templars at the end.]] Ruling a whole city is a pretty big step from being a penniless refugee.

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*** The Dwarven Noble origin has a similar path: Exiled for killing their elder brother and heir to the throne (either truly or due to being framed by the younger brother), the Dwarven Noble later ends up being declared a Paragon; essentially essentially, riches to rags to deification.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', [[spoiler: Hawke may become a viscount viscount/ess if s/he side sides with the templars Templars at the end.]] Ruling a whole city is a pretty big step from being a penniless refugee.
*** A female Hawke who pursues a friendship romance with Sebastian (only available in the ''Exiled Prince'' DLC) can marry him and become Princess of Starkhaven. It's a chaste marriage, and in the third game it's revealed to become a long-distance one, but it still counts.



* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria''. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Protea]] was a commoner who the king married for her beauty... and then he died and she ended up on the throne, where she quickly proved to be [[TheCaligula stupid, vain, incompetent, and completely lacking in any appreciation for the responsibilities of her post]].
** Also played with later- [[spoiler:Stocke is the [[DeadAllAlong resurrected]], [[IAmWho amnesiac]] crown prince. The main thing this qualifies him for is not ruling the country, but ''[[TargetedHumanSacrifice dying]]''.]]

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* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria''. [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Protea]] was a commoner who whom the king married for her beauty... and then he died and she ended up on the throne, where she quickly proved to be [[TheCaligula stupid, vain, incompetent, and completely lacking in any appreciation for the responsibilities of her post]].
** Also played with later- later. [[spoiler:Stocke is the [[DeadAllAlong resurrected]], [[IAmWho amnesiac]] crown prince. The main thing this qualifies him for is not ruling the country, but ''[[TargetedHumanSacrifice dying]]''.]]



* 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.

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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 capital city and its surrounding region. Not Achieving this not only achieving this turns the player character into a Jarl's consort, but 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.queen. (Marrying Elisif was originally going to be an option in the unmodified game, but it was cut for time.)
* The ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series includes Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White among its sprawling cast of fairy tale characters, so this trope is all over the place. In the twelfth game, there's a direct example in the case of Gerda, from ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', who is all grown up and marries the ruler of the Snowfall Kingdom.



* Quain'tana of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', who went from starving commoner, to mercenary, to leader of a group of mercenaries, to leader of ''larger'' band of mercenaries and from their ended up the founder and leader of one of the single most powerful clans in the city of Chel'el'Sussoloth, controling a military force ten times larger then the next most powerful clan.

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* Quain'tana of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', who went from starving commoner, to mercenary, to leader of a group of mercenaries, to leader of ''larger'' band of mercenaries and from their ended up the founder and leader of one of the single most powerful clans in the city of Chel'el'Sussoloth, controling controlling a military force ten times larger then the next most powerful clan.
14th Jan '18 4:01:49 PM nombretomado
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* Ceddy, AKA Cedrik Errol, of ''LittleLordFauntleroy'', is another example of the 'rags to riches' and 'hidden nobility' part of this trope. His father was the son of a very rich and anti-American Lord, his mother was the orphaned and much abused lady-in-waiting of a RichBitch, they got together despite the ParentalMarriageVeto, after the dad was disinherited they lived a middle-to-poor-class but happy life with little Cedric, and it's only after the father's death that Cedric learns his origins and then goes to England to meet his paternal family.

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* Ceddy, AKA Cedrik Errol, of ''LittleLordFauntleroy'', ''Literature/LittleLordFauntleroy'', is another example of the 'rags to riches' and 'hidden nobility' part of this trope. His father was the son of a very rich and anti-American Lord, his mother was the orphaned and much abused lady-in-waiting of a RichBitch, they got together despite the ParentalMarriageVeto, after the dad was disinherited they lived a middle-to-poor-class but happy life with little Cedric, and it's only after the father's death that Cedric learns his origins and then goes to England to meet his paternal family.
6th Dec '17 11:53:07 PM ZhaneX24
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* ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' provides a Cinderella-type with [[spoiler:Aila Jyrkiäinen]]. After spending most of her childhood and teen years either destitute or under the thumb of those looking to exploit her unique abilities, she was ultimately [[spoiler:transported to Arian, where she would eventually wed the Kingdom's crown prince, Reiji.]]
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.]]
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