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27th Aug '17 7:37:47 AM Divra
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* One shows up in the ComicBook/LuckyLuke story "The Tenderfoot", though he doesn't receive an allowance. It turns out that he is quite a bit more badass (and moral) than the Americans that decide to pick on him.

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* One shows up in the ComicBook/LuckyLuke story "The Tenderfoot", though he doesn't receive an allowance.allowance (he has a ranch he inherited from an uncle, who in turn was a good example of this trope, instead). It turns out that he is quite a bit more badass (and moral) than the Americans that decide to pick on him.
14th Aug '17 4:29:02 PM MadAnthony94
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* Moriarty's client in ''TheHoundOfTheDUrbervilles'' is Jasper Stokes, who just came back from the Americas after inheriting a large estate. He's not just a wastrel, he's a sadistically cruel man who has hired goons beat his laborers to keep them in line (it's what he took away from reading German economists).
26th Jul '17 1:08:26 PM gemmabeta2
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* One shows up in the ComicBook/LuckyLuke story "The Tenderfoot", though he doesn't receive an allowance.

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* One shows up in the ComicBook/LuckyLuke story "The Tenderfoot", though he doesn't receive an allowance. It turns out that he is quite a bit more badass (and moral) than the Americans that decide to pick on him.
2nd Jul '17 11:00:24 AM Madrugada
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"That fop with the English Accent." An upper-crust younger [[BlueBlood son of an English lord]] with no prospect of inheriting, sent off to the Americas (or Australia, or South Africa, or anywhere on the map that happens to be painted pink during the time period) to get him out of the way. Usually given a small allowance (the "remittance"), that isn't sufficient to support him in the way he is accustomed. He also has an ingrained aversion to "working in trade", and he's not used to manual labor.

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"That fop with the English Accent." An upper-crust younger [[BlueBlood son of an English lord]] with no prospect of inheriting, sent off to the Americas (or Australia, or South Africa, or anywhere on the map that happens to be painted pink during the time period) to get him out of the way. Usually given a small allowance (the "remittance"), that isn't ''quite'' sufficient to support him in the way he is accustomed.accustomed but ''is'' enough to support him -- if he'll just pare back his standards a bit. He also has an ingrained aversion to "working in trade", and he's not used to manual labor.
14th May '17 5:03:05 PM nombretomado
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* JimmyBuffett's "Remittance Man":

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* JimmyBuffett's Music/JimmyBuffett's "Remittance Man":



* A character type in the ''{{Traveller}}'' roleplaying game. (Though it's a science fiction setting, there are plenty of useless nobility around.) Perfect for the player who wants an eclectic skill set, no fixed responsibilities, and a good motivation for adventuring (i.e., get money).

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* A character type in the ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' roleplaying game. (Though it's a science fiction setting, there are plenty of useless nobility around.) Perfect for the player who wants an eclectic skill set, no fixed responsibilities, and a good motivation for adventuring (i.e., get money).
25th Mar '17 5:33:12 PM JakesBrain
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* In the Western ''Film/OneFootInHell'', Dan O'Herlihy plays a ConMan who passes himself off as this trope.
25th Jan '17 1:48:12 AM Xtifr
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* Anthony Villiers in the eponymous series by Alexei Panshin is a science-fictional example, though it's implied not that he's useless, but that he simply doesn't get along with his family.

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* Anthony Villiers in the eponymous series by Alexei Panshin Creator/AlexeiPanshin is a science-fictional example, though it's implied not that he's useless, but that he simply doesn't get along with his family.
12th Nov '16 6:18:26 PM nombretomado
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* British secret agent Captain Patrick Reeder pretends to be one in ''The Remittance Kid'' by JTEdson.

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* British secret agent Captain Patrick Reeder pretends to be one in ''The Remittance Kid'' by JTEdson.Creator/JTEdson.
8th Aug '16 9:42:29 AM TimberRidge
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* Lord Crispin Fitzjames-Holles-Clare-Malet, the Duke of Taunton's brother, in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' novels. A very modern example, he left his wife and children to drink and party his way around the world and admits, in the end, that he did so because he couldn't or wouldn't change and thought it better the kids not see him make a swine of himself at close range.
26th Jun '16 6:14:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mym of the IncarnationsOfImmortality series is a non-European variant of this trope, a prince of India who didn't fit in with the royal court because he can't talk without severe stuttering. He travels around [[KingIncognito unrecognized]] with a [[CircusBrat circus]], within the borders of India. Since he is the second son, the royal court's policy is to tolerate his runaway lifestyle - until Mym hears the news that his brother has died in a war, and the court, who has been secretly tracking his whereabouts all along, will begin insisting that Mym shall come back to the palace and live the lifestyle appropriate to the heir to the throne.

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* Mym of the IncarnationsOfImmortality ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series is a non-European variant of this trope, a prince of India who didn't fit in with the royal court because he can't talk without severe stuttering. He travels around [[KingIncognito unrecognized]] with a [[CircusBrat circus]], within the borders of India. Since he is the second son, the royal court's policy is to tolerate his runaway lifestyle - until Mym hears the news that his brother has died in a war, and the court, who has been secretly tracking his whereabouts all along, will begin insisting that Mym shall come back to the palace and live the lifestyle appropriate to the heir to the throne.
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