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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.
15th Aug '17 5:51:43 PM Gamermaster
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* [[spoiler: Vivio]] of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is a Sleeping Beauty, [[CloneJesus being the clone of an]] [[WarriorPrince Ancient Belkan king]]. She probably also wishes that she never found out about who she was considering [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs how she hates being addressed as "Your Highness"]] and prefers others to just treat her as an ordinary (if exceptionally skilled) 9-year old.

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* [[spoiler: Vivio]] of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is a Sleeping Beauty, [[CloneJesus being the clone of an]] [[WarriorPrince Ancient Belkan king]]. She probably also wishes that she never found out about who she was considering [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs how she hates being addressed as "Your Highness"]] and prefers others to just treat her as an ordinary (if exceptionally skilled) 9-year old.
22nd Jul '17 2:28:20 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In ''Blazing Blade'' prequel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', some of the girls that the young lord Roy can marry aren't exactly average noblewomen: the GenkiGirl dancer (and adoptive daughter [[spoiler: of an Etrurian general]], but still) Lalum, TomboyPrincess Sue from the nomadic Kutolah tribe (aka [[spoiler:the daughter of ''Blazing Blade''[='s=] Rath]]), ActionGirl and mercenary Pegasus Knight Shanna, and the [[DarkIsNotEvil druid]] Sophia ([[spoiler:who's also a half-dragon]]).

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** In ''Blazing Blade'' prequel sequel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', some of the girls that the young lord Roy can marry aren't exactly average noblewomen: the GenkiGirl dancer (and adoptive daughter [[spoiler: of an Etrurian general]], but still) Lalum, TomboyPrincess Sue from the nomadic Kutolah tribe (aka [[spoiler:the daughter of ''Blazing Blade''[='s=] Rath]]), ActionGirl and mercenary Pegasus Knight Shanna, and the [[DarkIsNotEvil druid]] Sophia ([[spoiler:who's also a half-dragon]]).
22nd Jul '17 2:14:27 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** [[spoiler: Cigyun and Deirdre]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' are both Sleeping Beauties.
*** The first [[spoiler: was a young woman with [[HeroicLineage minor Lopto blood]], which was a ''very'' bad thing as her children would either become vessels for the Dark God Lopto or be the parents of a possible vessel. Cigyun escaped her home in a Verdane forest to see the world, married the Lord of Velthomer (from the also noble Fala clan) and had a son (Alvis) with major Fala blood ''and'' minor Lopto blood; however, she was mentally broken due to how much her husband cheated on her, so she cheated back on him with Prince Kurth, who belonged to ''another'' HeroicLineage (Narga). When the Velthomer lord found out and killed himself, the despaired Cigyun escaped back into to the Forest while pregnant with Dierdre, and died giving birth to her.]]
*** The second is a young girl living in a secluded forest, who was always told to not leave the tiny village, but didn't know ''why'' she should be in complete isolation. [[spoiler: As she is Cigyun's daughter, Deirdre has minor Lopto blood too ''and'' from her dad's side she is the long lost crown princess of Grandvale with major Narga heritage, but her caretakers refuse to tell her the truth. She leaves the Forest too and marries Sigurd, living happily with him (and having Seliph) until MagnificentBastard Manfroy kidnaps and brainwashes her... to become her half-brother Arvis's wife. And yep, their incestuous child Julius ''does'' become the vessel for Lopto, and kills Deirdre once possessed. Good thing Deirdre manages to spirit away her and Alvis's ''other'' incestuous child, Julia, and who ultimately joins her half-brother Seliph's rebellious group.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'':
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[[spoiler: Cigyun and Deirdre]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' are both Sleeping Beauties.
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Beauties:\\
The first [[spoiler: was a young woman with [[HeroicLineage minor Lopto blood]], which was a ''very'' bad thing as her children would either become vessels for the Dark God Lopto or be the parents of a possible vessel. Cigyun escaped her home in a Verdane forest to see the world, married the Lord of Velthomer (from the also noble Fala clan) and had a son (Alvis) with major Fala blood ''and'' minor Lopto blood; however, she was mentally broken due to how much her husband cheated on her, so she cheated back on him with Prince Kurth, who belonged to ''another'' HeroicLineage (Narga). When the Velthomer lord found out and killed himself, the despaired Cigyun escaped back into to the Forest while pregnant with Dierdre, and died giving birth to her.]]
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The second is a young girl living in a secluded forest, who was always told to not leave the tiny village, but didn't know ''why'' she should be in complete isolation. [[spoiler: As she is Cigyun's daughter, Deirdre has minor Lopto blood too ''and'' from her dad's side she is the long lost crown princess of Grandvale with major Narga heritage, but her caretakers refuse to tell her the truth. She leaves the Forest too and marries Sigurd, living happily with him (and having Seliph) until MagnificentBastard Manfroy kidnaps and brainwashes her... to become her half-brother Arvis's wife. And yep, their incestuous child Julius ''does'' become the vessel for Lopto, and kills Deirdre once possessed. Good thing Deirdre manages to spirit away her and Alvis's ''other'' incestuous child, Julia, and who ultimately joins her half-brother Seliph's rebellious group.]]



** In VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 there are many of these. Leif, Nanna and Miranda are Snow Whites fighting to get their kingdoms back, to start. [[spoiler: Evayle turns out to be an amnesiac Seeping Beauty since she's the long lost Princess Briggid; her adoptive daughter Mareeta and Mareeta's father Galzus are a Goose Guy and his Goose Girl daughter, thrown out of the small kingdom of Rivough when it was conquered years ago.]]

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** In VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'' there are many of these. Leif, Nanna and Miranda are Snow Whites fighting to get their kingdoms back, to start. [[spoiler: Evayle turns out to be an amnesiac Seeping Beauty since she's the long lost Princess Briggid; her adoptive daughter Mareeta and Mareeta's father Galzus are a Goose Guy and his Goose Girl daughter, thrown out of the small kingdom of Rivough when it was conquered years ago.]]
22nd Jul '17 2:10:44 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Lyn's not the only potential Cindy, either: Lords Eliwood and Hector have brides who are either mercenary Pegasus Knights (Fiora, for Eliwood; Farina and Florina, for Hector) or a travelling dancer [[spoiler: who's also half-human and half dragon]] (Ninian, for Eliwood).

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** *** Lyn's not the only potential Cindy, either: Lords Eliwood and Hector have brides who are either mercenary Pegasus Knights (Fiora, for Eliwood; Farina and Florina, for Hector) or a travelling dancer [[spoiler: who's also half-human and half dragon]] (Ninian, for Eliwood).
22nd Jul '17 2:10:12 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Lyndis from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' is a mix of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. She knows she's the princess of the Lorca tribe since her DisappearedDad was the chieftain... but she certainly does ''not'' know that her MissingMom was a former princess of the ''Lycian'' royalty. The first part of the game is dedicated to her finding out about her mom's origins, taking off to meet up with her still-living grandfather ''and'' defeating her [[EvilUncle Evil Great Uncle]].
** Even more so: if Lyn marries either Eliwood or Hector, she can become the co-ruler of either Pherae or Ostia and reassure her Snow White traits. She's not the only potential Cindy, either: both guys have brides who are either mercenary Pegasus Knights (Fiora, for Eliwood; Farina and Florina, for Hector) or a travelling dancer [[spoiler: and half-human, half dragon]] (Ninian, for Eliwood).
** The same game has two Cinderellas: Louise and [[spoiler: Hellene.]] They're two childhood friends who are also members of very minor noble clans, who marry into much-higher families: Louise is HappilyMarried to Pent of Reglay, while [[spoiler: Hellene becomes the Queen of Bern via marrying King Desmond... and it gets worse for her.]] At the same time, we meet ''three'' Snow Whites: [[spoiler: Priscilla and Raymond of Cornwell, whose clan was overthrown due to their supposed corruption; and Rath from the Kutolah tribe, banished away from his tribe BecauseDestinySaysSo.]]
* In the prequel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', some of the girls that KidAnova Roy can marry aren't exactly average noblewomen: the GenkiGirl dancer (and adoptive daughter [[spoiler: of an Etrurian general]], but still) Lalum, TomboyPrincess Sue from the Kutolah tribe [[spoiler: aka Rath's daughter]], ActionGirl and mercenary Pegasus Knight Shanna, and the [[DarkIsNotEvil druid]] Sophia [[spoiler: who's also a half-dragon]].
* [[spoiler: Cigyun and Deirdre]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' were both Sleeping Beauties.
** The first [[spoiler: was a young woman with [[HeroicLineage minor Lopto blood]], which was a ''very'' bad thing as her children would either become vessels for the Dark God Lopto or be the parents of a possible vessel. Cigyun escaped her home in a Verdane forest to see the world, married the Lord of Velthomer (from the also noble Fala clan) and had a son (Alvis) with major Fala blood ''and'' minor Lopto blood; however, she was mentally broken due to how much her husband cheated on her, so she cheated back on him with Prince Kurth, who belonged to ''another'' HeroicLineage (Narga). When the Velthomer lord found out and killed himself, the despaired Cigyun escaped back into to the Forest while pregnant with Dierdre, and died giving birth to her.]]
** The second is a young girl living in a secluded forest, who was always told to not leave the tiny village, but didn't know ''why'' she should be in complete isolation. [[spoiler: As she is Cigyun's daughter, Deirdre has minor Lopto blood too ''and'' from her dad's side she is the long lost crown princess of Grandvale with major Narga heritage, but her caretakers refuse to tell her the truth. She leaves the Forest too and marries Sigurd, living happily with him (and having Seliph) until MagnificentBastard Manfroy kidnaps and brainwashes her... to become her half-brother Arvis's wife. And yep, their incestuous child Julius ''does'' become the vessel for Lopto, and kills Deirdre once possessed. Good thing Deirdre manages to spirit her and Alvis's ''other'' incestuous child, Julia, and she ultimately joins her half-brother Seliph's rebellious group.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Deirdre's eldest son]] Seliph and his friends aka the kids of the first generation characters belong to different categories, depending on their backstories. They're most commonly Snow Whites (Seliph, Leif, Oifey, Shannan, Lester and Lana, Ulster and Larcei, Patty, Ares, Arthur, maybe Altena, Fee and Ced, Diarmuid and Nanna), but we also have some Sleeping Beauties (Lene and Coirpre) and Goose Girls/Guys (Faval, Teeny). [[spoiler: Additionally, Lewyn is a subversion: he ''is'' the King of Silessa and should be in the throne, but he rejects his heritage (to the point that he gets pissed off when Seliph calls him "King") and prefers to be the TeamDad for Seliph's group so he can fight for the freedom of the empire. ('Sides, if he DOES have kids with Forseti blood, the son will be crowned at the end of the game.)]] Oh, and [[spoiler: the aforementioned Deirdre's daughter/Seliph's half-sister Julia]] is a Snow White, [[spoiler: amnesiac and away from her noble family - thus unable to recall that she's the Imperial Princess of Grandvale and the current holder of the Naga major blood.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'':
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Lyndis from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' is a mix of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. She knows she's the princess of the Lorca tribe since her DisappearedDad was the chieftain... but she certainly does ''not'' know that her MissingMom was a former princess of the ''Lycian'' royalty. The first part of the game is dedicated to her finding out about her mom's origins, taking off to meet up with her still-living grandfather ''and'' defeating her [[EvilUncle Evil Great Uncle]]. Also, if Lyn marries either Eliwood or Hector, she can become the co-ruler of either Pherae or Ostia and reassure her Snow White traits.
** Even more so: if Lyn marries either Eliwood or Hector, she can become the co-ruler of either Pherae or Ostia and reassure her Snow White traits. She's Lyn's not the only potential Cindy, either: both guys Lords Eliwood and Hector have brides who are either mercenary Pegasus Knights (Fiora, for Eliwood; Farina and Florina, for Hector) or a travelling dancer [[spoiler: who's also half-human and half-human, half dragon]] (Ninian, for Eliwood).
** *** The same game has two Cinderellas: Louise and [[spoiler: Hellene.]] Hellene]]. They're two childhood friends who are also members of very minor noble clans, who marry into much-higher families: Louise is HappilyMarried to Pent of Reglay, while [[spoiler: Hellene becomes the Queen of Bern via marrying King Desmond... and it gets worse for her.]] her]]. At the same time, we meet ''three'' Snow Whites: [[spoiler: Priscilla and Raymond of Cornwell, whose clan was overthrown due to their supposed corruption; and Rath from the Kutolah tribe, banished away from his tribe BecauseDestinySaysSo.]]
* ** In the ''Blazing Blade'' prequel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', some of the girls that KidAnova the young lord Roy can marry aren't exactly average noblewomen: the GenkiGirl dancer (and adoptive daughter [[spoiler: of an Etrurian general]], but still) Lalum, TomboyPrincess Sue from the nomadic Kutolah tribe [[spoiler: aka Rath's daughter]], (aka [[spoiler:the daughter of ''Blazing Blade''[='s=] Rath]]), ActionGirl and mercenary Pegasus Knight Shanna, and the [[DarkIsNotEvil druid]] Sophia [[spoiler: who's ([[spoiler:who's also a half-dragon]].
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half-dragon]]).
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[[spoiler: Cigyun and Deirdre]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' were are both Sleeping Beauties.
**
Beauties.
***
The first [[spoiler: was a young woman with [[HeroicLineage minor Lopto blood]], which was a ''very'' bad thing as her children would either become vessels for the Dark God Lopto or be the parents of a possible vessel. Cigyun escaped her home in a Verdane forest to see the world, married the Lord of Velthomer (from the also noble Fala clan) and had a son (Alvis) with major Fala blood ''and'' minor Lopto blood; however, she was mentally broken due to how much her husband cheated on her, so she cheated back on him with Prince Kurth, who belonged to ''another'' HeroicLineage (Narga). When the Velthomer lord found out and killed himself, the despaired Cigyun escaped back into to the Forest while pregnant with Dierdre, and died giving birth to her.]]
** *** The second is a young girl living in a secluded forest, who was always told to not leave the tiny village, but didn't know ''why'' she should be in complete isolation. [[spoiler: As she is Cigyun's daughter, Deirdre has minor Lopto blood too ''and'' from her dad's side she is the long lost crown princess of Grandvale with major Narga heritage, but her caretakers refuse to tell her the truth. She leaves the Forest too and marries Sigurd, living happily with him (and having Seliph) until MagnificentBastard Manfroy kidnaps and brainwashes her... to become her half-brother Arvis's wife. And yep, their incestuous child Julius ''does'' become the vessel for Lopto, and kills Deirdre once possessed. Good thing Deirdre manages to spirit away her and Alvis's ''other'' incestuous child, Julia, and she who ultimately joins her half-brother Seliph's rebellious group.]]
** *** Also, [[spoiler: Deirdre's eldest son]] Seliph and his friends aka the (the kids of the first generation characters characters) belong to different categories, depending on their backstories. They're most commonly Snow Whites (Seliph, Leif, Oifey, Shannan, Lester and Lana, Ulster and Larcei, Patty, Ares, Arthur, maybe Altena, Fee and Ced, Diarmuid and Nanna), but we also have some Sleeping Beauties (Lene and Coirpre) and Goose Girls/Guys (Faval, Teeny). [[spoiler: Additionally, Lewyn is a subversion: he ''is'' the King of Silessa and should be in the throne, but he rejects his heritage (to the point that he gets pissed off when Seliph calls him "King") and prefers to be the TeamDad for Seliph's group so he can fight for the freedom of the empire. ('Sides, if he DOES have kids with Forseti blood, the son will be crowned at the end of the game.)]] Oh, and [[spoiler: the aforementioned Deirdre's daughter/Seliph's half-sister Julia]] is a Snow White, [[spoiler: amnesiac and away from her noble family - thus unable to recall that she's the Imperial Princess of Grandvale and the current holder of the Naga major blood.]]



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' has a mixed Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty in [[spoiler: Micaiah, who goes from a cute FortuneTeller on the streets to a JeanneDArchetype-like leader of LaResistance to general to Queen of Daein... in the meantime learning that she is in fact the rightful heir to the empire of Begnion...which she does not end up ruling, and her little sister Empress Sanaki remains in power.]].
** It also both subverts and averts the Sleeping Beauty type with [[spoiler: Pelleas and Soren. Pelleas, a poor orphan who got the power of charming spirits, suddenly found himself the lost prince of Daein and became king - but it turned out to be a big fat lie, and he wasn't royal at all - and, in his case, being thought of as the Prince ''[[BreakTheCutie completely destroyed his life]]'' [[KillTheCutie and caused his death]]. (Unless the player gathers the requirements to recruit him into the group, that is - if he lives through he becomes an advisor to the aforementioned Queen Micaiah, switching from Sleeping Beauty to Cinderella.) Soren, the true prince, never learned of his heritage and remained a commoner -- but considering how things went with Pelleas (and [[ArchnemesisDad who his birth father was]]), it was probably ''much'' better he remained this way.]]
* A very, ''very'' twisted Cinderella shows up in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': [[spoiler: Gangrel, who started as a poor dude from the slums and [[SelfMadeMan became the King of Plegia]]... as well as TheCaligula.]]
** If a female Avatar marries Prince Chrom, she will become the future Queen of Ylisse and a Cinderella type. Or she can marry the nobleman Frederick and remain as Chrom's [[NumberTwo close friend and advisor]], or get together with Basilio aka one of the Khans of Regna Ferox, [[spoiler: or marry one of Chrom's potential sons (Brady or Inigo) or Lissa's son Owain.]], or marry Virion and [[spoiler: help him recover the Duchy of Rosanne]]. If a male Avatar marries Chrom's little sister Lissa [[spoiler: or his older sister Emmeryn if you recruit her via Spot Pass]], he will also be Cinderella'd into the Ylissean Royal Family; alternatively, he can marry Lissa's best friend Maribelle and be the husband of a future countess, or marry [[spoiler: any of Chrom's possible daughters (Kjelle, Cynthia, Lucina)]]... or marry the ''other'' Khan of Regna Ferox and Basilio's rival, Flavia, or marry close retainers and minor noblewomen like Cordelia, Sully and/or Sumia. [[spoiler: Since the Avatar's ArchnemesisDad Validar is the King of Plegia after Gangrel's fall, the Avatar of either gender is actually a Sleeping Beauty... and the "vessel" of Grima as well.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' ** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'':
*** The game
has a mixed Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty in [[spoiler: Micaiah, who goes from a cute FortuneTeller on the streets to a JeanneDArchetype-like leader of LaResistance to general to Queen of Daein... in the meantime learning that she is in fact the rightful heir to the empire of Begnion...which she does not end up ruling, and her little sister Empress Sanaki remains in power.]].
** *** It also both subverts and averts the Sleeping Beauty type with [[spoiler: Pelleas and Soren. Pelleas, a poor orphan who got the power of charming spirits, suddenly found himself the lost prince of Daein and became king - but it turned out to be a big fat lie, and he wasn't royal at all - and, in his case, being thought of as the Prince ''[[BreakTheCutie completely destroyed his life]]'' [[KillTheCutie and caused his death]]. (Unless the player gathers the requirements to recruit him into the group, that is - if he lives through he becomes an advisor to the aforementioned Queen Micaiah, switching from Sleeping Beauty to Cinderella.) Soren, the true prince, never learned of his heritage and remained a commoner -- but considering how things went with Pelleas (and [[ArchnemesisDad who his birth father was]]), it was probably ''much'' better he remained this way.]]
* ** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'':
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A very, ''very'' twisted Cinderella shows up in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': as an antagonist: [[spoiler: Gangrel, who started as a poor dude from the slums and [[SelfMadeMan became the King of Plegia]]... as well as TheCaligula.]]
** *** If a female Avatar marries Prince Chrom, she will become the future Queen of Ylisse and a Cinderella type. Or she can marry the nobleman Frederick and remain as Chrom's [[NumberTwo close friend and advisor]], or get together with Basilio aka one of the Khans of Regna Ferox, [[spoiler: or marry one of Chrom's potential sons (Brady or Inigo) or Lissa's son Owain.]], or marry Virion and [[spoiler: help him recover the Duchy of Rosanne]]. If a male Avatar marries Chrom's little sister Lissa [[spoiler: or his older sister Emmeryn if you recruit her via Spot Pass]], he will also be Cinderella'd into the Ylissean Royal Family; alternatively, he can marry Lissa's best friend Maribelle and be the husband of a future countess, or marry [[spoiler: any of Chrom's possible daughters (Kjelle, Cynthia, Lucina)]]... or marry the ''other'' Khan of Regna Ferox and Basilio's rival, Flavia, or marry close retainers and minor noblewomen like Cordelia, Sully and/or Sumia. [[spoiler: Since the Avatar's ArchnemesisDad Validar is the King of Plegia after Gangrel's fall, the Avatar of either gender is actually a Sleeping Beauty... and the "vessel" of Grima as well.]]



** Note that this also applies for any other prospective bride or groom of the above mentioned royals. The most obvious example is the [[GirlNextDoor nameless village maiden]] that marries Chrom if [[DevelopersForesight all his other potential brides are unavailable for one reason or another]] (married already, dead, don't have enough love points with him, etc.)
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', this can potentially happen to [[spoiler: Shura]]. Said character fits as a Cinderella, since [[spoiler: he used to be a vassal in service of the Principality of Kouga, which was destroyed by Koutarou from the Principality of Mokushu. But if he makes it to the end of the game, he rebuilds Kouga and becomes its leader (if he doesn't marry the Female Avatar and become her NumberTwo, that is).]]
** Note, again, that there are quite a few royals that can be married off, including the Avatar this time, who's a member of the Hoshido royal family [[spoiler: and becomes ruler of Kingdom of Valla in the GoldenPath]], so anyone who marries said Avatar, their best friend Lady Azura, any of the royals from both the Nohr and Hoshido families, any of the other minor lords and rulers in those games, [[spoiler: Odin, aka [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Owain]]]], or their respective children, counts if they aren't already royal themselves.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' has several characters that fit in one or another way:
** [[spoiler: Celica]] turns out to be a Snow White, since [[spoiler: she's the missing Princess Anthiese of Zofia, barely saved from her family's massacre by her ParentalSubstitute Mycen. She lives as a priestess of the goddess Mila and then sets out on a quest to find out about the goddess' disappearance, which will lead her to reveal her heritage. In the end, not only she takes over Zofia but marries the Prince of Rigel, and they unite their lands in the newborn Kingdom of Valentia.]]
** On the other hand, [[spoiler: Alm]] is revealed to be a Sleeping Beauty, [[spoiler: completely unaware that he is the missing Prince Alpine Alm Rudolf of Rigel. He joins LaResistance to fight King Rudolf's tyranny, not knowing that Rudolf is his DisappearedDad, and is '''very''' distressed when he finds out the truth ''[[SelfMadeOrphan after fatally injuring him]]''. In the end, he recovers and takes over Rigel, marrying his childhood friend aka the aforementioned Celica and reigning over Valentia with her.]]
** After the end, the newborn Mercenary Kingdom will have a King that fits as a Cinderella, as he began as a common mercenary who joined Celica's group. [[spoiler: Whether Jesse or Kamui becomes said King, it depends on whether Jesse lives to the end of the game.]]
** The remake, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'' [[CanonForeigner adds another of these]]: [[spoiler: Celica's half-brother Prince Conrad, also a Snow White. He also survived the massacre of the Zofian Royal Family and was raised away in the Sage's Hamlet, becoming a powerful knight and then reuniting with Celica. If he lives, he becomes a ReasonableAuthorityFigure for Valentia.]]

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** *** Note that this also applies for any other prospective bride or groom of the above mentioned royals. The most obvious example is the [[GirlNextDoor nameless village maiden]] that marries Chrom if [[DevelopersForesight all his other potential brides are unavailable for one reason or another]] (married already, dead, don't have enough love points with him, etc.)
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', this ** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
*** This
can potentially happen to [[spoiler: Shura]]. Said character fits as a Cinderella, since [[spoiler: he used to be a vassal in service of the Principality of Kouga, which was destroyed by Koutarou from the Principality of Mokushu. But if he makes it to the end of the game, he rebuilds Kouga and becomes its leader (if he doesn't marry the Female Avatar and become her NumberTwo, that is).]]
** *** Note, again, that there are quite a few royals that can be married off, including the Avatar this time, who's a member of the Hoshido royal family [[spoiler: and becomes ruler of Kingdom of Valla in the GoldenPath]], so anyone who marries said Avatar, their best friend Lady Azura, any of the royals from both the Nohr and Hoshido families, any of the other minor lords and rulers in those games, [[spoiler: Odin, aka [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Owain]]]], or their respective children, counts if they aren't already royal themselves.
* ** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' has and its remake ''Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'' have several characters that fit in one or another way:
** *** [[spoiler: Celica]] turns out to be a Snow White, since [[spoiler: she's the missing Princess Anthiese of Zofia, barely saved from her family's massacre by her ParentalSubstitute Mycen. She lives as a priestess of the goddess Mila and then sets out on a quest to find out about the goddess' disappearance, which will lead her to reveal her heritage. In the end, not only she takes over Zofia but marries the Prince of Rigel, and they unite their lands in the newborn Kingdom of Valentia.]]
** *** On the other hand, [[spoiler: Alm]] is revealed to be a Sleeping Beauty, [[spoiler: completely unaware that he is the missing Prince Alpine Alm Rudolf of Rigel. He joins LaResistance to fight King Rudolf's tyranny, not knowing that Rudolf is his DisappearedDad, and is '''very''' distressed when he finds out the truth ''[[SelfMadeOrphan after fatally injuring him]]''. In the end, he recovers and takes over Rigel, marrying his childhood friend aka the aforementioned Celica and reigning over Valentia with her.]]
** *** After the end, the newborn Mercenary Kingdom will have a King that fits as a Cinderella, as he began as a common mercenary who joined Celica's group. [[spoiler: Whether Jesse or Kamui becomes said King, it depends on whether Jesse lives to the end of the game.]]
** The remake, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'' *** ''Shadows of Valentia'' [[CanonForeigner adds another of these]]: [[spoiler: Celica's half-brother Prince Conrad, also a Snow White. He also survived the massacre of the Zofian Royal Family and was raised away in the Sage's Hamlet, becoming a powerful knight and then reuniting with Celica. If he lives, he becomes a ReasonableAuthorityFigure for Valentia.]]



* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII'', the slave Gwydion [[spoiler:is actually the long-lost Prince Alexander of Daventry]].

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In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII'', the slave Gwydion [[spoiler:is actually the long-lost Prince Alexander of Daventry]].



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has [[spoiler: Alistair, bastard son of the late King Maric]] as 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.
** The player character him/herself can also undergo this in a RichesToRags to Royalty fashion if the Warden is of the human noble origin. If that's the case, the Warden is the younger son/only daughter of the Cousland family, who are second highest in precedence only to the royal family themselves, but the events of their origin story have caused them to become a Goose Girl/Guy. [[spoiler:This Warden can become Prince Consort (if male) by marrying dowager Queen Anora, or Queen-Consort (if female) by marrying the hardened Alistair.]]
** 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.
* A bizarre one from [[Creator/BioWare the same family]] goes the Sleeping Beauty route. Turns out the [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Jedi Council]] was pulling a massive amount of FromACertainPointOfView in regards to your PlayerCharacter...

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has [[spoiler: Alistair, ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
*** [[spoiler:Alistair,
bastard son of the late King Maric]] as 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.
** *** The player character him/herself can also undergo this in a RichesToRags to Royalty fashion if the Warden is of the human noble origin. If that's the case, the Warden is the younger son/only daughter of the Cousland family, who are second highest in precedence only to the royal family themselves, but the events of their origin story have caused them to become a Goose Girl/Guy. [[spoiler:This Warden can become Prince Consort (if male) by marrying dowager Queen Anora, or Queen-Consort (if female) by marrying the hardened Alistair.]]
** *** 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. \n* A bizarre one from [[Creator/BioWare the same family]] goes the Sleeping Beauty route. Turns out the [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Jedi Council]] was pulling a massive amount of FromACertainPointOfView in regards to your PlayerCharacter...
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** In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' and the epilogue of the manga, [[spoiler:he got HappilyMarried to [[OneTrueLove Hinata]], the eldest heiress of the Hyuga clan and the ''Byakugan Princess'']], so he married into royalty. Also in the epilogue, [[spoiler:he becomes Hokage himself]], further cementing his place in this trope.

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** In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' and the epilogue of the manga, [[spoiler:he he got HappilyMarried to [[OneTrueLove [[spoiler:[[OneTrueLove Hinata]], the eldest heiress of the Hyuga clan and the ''Byakugan Princess'']], so he married into royalty. Also in the epilogue, [[spoiler:he becomes Hokage himself]], further cementing his place in this trope.
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** To be honest, his relation to [[spoiler:the Senju clan]] is incredibly distant. It isn't as distant as his mother's connection was, considering [[spoiler:Mito Uzumaki married the First Hokage and is Tsunade's grandmother]].

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** To be honest, Then again, his relation to [[spoiler:the Senju clan]] is incredibly distant. It isn't as distant as his mother's connection was, considering [[spoiler:Mito Uzumaki married the First Hokage and is Tsunade's grandmother]].
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a mix between the Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty types. First he starts as an [[AllTheOtherReindeer outcast]] orphan who was regarded as a no-good troublemaker without a future. Then he slowly grows up into a respectable and eventually idolized figure as his achievements grow. Then it is revealed that not only was his late father the Fourth Hokage, but that his late mother's family was also [[spoiler:related to the Senju, making him also related to the First, Second AND Fifth Hokage. In layman's terms, he has the blood of FOUR of the ninja equivalent of kings in his veins]]. But of course, [[ButtMonkey none of this is actually addressed by anyone in the manga]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a mix between the Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty types. First he starts as an [[AllTheOtherReindeer outcast]] orphan who was regarded as a no-good troublemaker without a future. Then he slowly grows up into a respectable and eventually idolized figure as his achievements grow. Then it is revealed that not only was his late father the Fourth Hokage, but that his late mother's family was also [[spoiler:related related to the [[spoiler:the Senju, making him also related to the First, Second AND Fifth Hokage. In layman's terms, he has the blood of FOUR of the ninja equivalent of kings in his veins]]. But of course, [[ButtMonkey none of this is actually addressed by anyone in the manga]].
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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' uses this trope in the form of a "Rapunzel Style". Sawada Tsunayoshi is a normal highschooler until the hitman tutor shows up at his doorstep and tells him he's a candidate for the tenth generation boss of a mafia. Hilarity ensues.

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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' uses this trope in the form of a "Rapunzel Style". Sawada Tsunayoshi is a normal highschooler high-schooler until the hitman tutor shows up at his doorstep and tells him he's a candidate for the tenth generation boss of a mafia. Hilarity ensues.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a mix between the Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty types. First starts as an [[AllTheOtherReindeer outcast]] orphan who was regarded as a no good troublemaker without a future. Slowly grows up into a respectable and eventually idolized figure as his achievements grow. Then it is revealed that not only is his father the late Fourth Hokage, but that his mother's family was also [[spoiler:related to the Senju, making him also related to the First, Second AND Fifth Hokage. In layman's terms, he has the blood of FOUR of the ninja equivalent of kings in his veins]]. But [[ButtMonkey of course]], none of this is actually addressed by anyone in the manga.
** To be honest, his relation to [[spoiler:the Senju clan]] is incredibly distant. It isn't as distant as his mother's connection was, considering [[spoiler:Mito Uzumaki married the 1st Hokage and is Tsunade's grandmother]].
** In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' and the epilogue of the manga, [[spoiler:he got HappilyMarried to [[OneTrueLove Hinata]], the eldest heiress of the Hyuga clan and the ''Byakugan Princess'']], so he married into royalty. Also in the epilogue, [[spoiler:he becomes Hokage himself]], cementing his place in this trope.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a mix between the Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty types. First he starts as an [[AllTheOtherReindeer outcast]] orphan who was regarded as a no good no-good troublemaker without a future. Slowly Then he slowly grows up into a respectable and eventually idolized figure as his achievements grow. Then it is revealed that not only is was his late father the late Fourth Hokage, but that his late mother's family was also [[spoiler:related to the Senju, making him also related to the First, Second AND Fifth Hokage. In layman's terms, he has the blood of FOUR of the ninja equivalent of kings in his veins]]. But of course, [[ButtMonkey of course]], none of this is actually addressed by anyone in the manga.
manga]].
** To be honest, his relation to [[spoiler:the Senju clan]] is incredibly distant. It isn't as distant as his mother's connection was, considering [[spoiler:Mito Uzumaki married the 1st First Hokage and is Tsunade's grandmother]].
** In ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' and the epilogue of the manga, [[spoiler:he got HappilyMarried to [[OneTrueLove Hinata]], the eldest heiress of the Hyuga clan and the ''Byakugan Princess'']], so he married into royalty. Also in the epilogue, [[spoiler:he becomes Hokage himself]], further cementing his place in this trope.
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