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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.
14th Mar '16 1:18:01 AM PaulA
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* The planet Surebleak in the Literature/LiadenUniverse series is a space opera equivalent to the frontier town in a Western, complete with MissKitty, a crusading sheriff, etc. In ''Dragon in Exile'', one of the characters who passes through is a similarly updated version of this trope: Vel Ter yo'Bern, a ne'er-do-well younger son of a Liaden clan who's on a perpetual tour through the galaxy, supported by an allowance from his family that's conditional on him never coming home.
31st Oct '15 10:27:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a rare case of the American counterpart to the Mountie version, there is Sheriff John T. Langston, played by John Cleese in the 1985 film ''{{Silverado}}''.

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* In a rare case of the American counterpart to the Mountie version, there is Sheriff John T. Langston, played by John Cleese in the 1985 film ''{{Silverado}}''.''Film/{{Silverado}}''.
26th Jul '15 11:58:04 AM DaibhidC
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* In an interview in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine, Ed Greenwood said that unrepentant wastrel children of the Waterdhavian nobility are often sent to distant corners of the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms to make their fortunes. (Assuming the family isn't ruthless enough to [[OffingTheOffspring just kill them]] and ''say'' they've gone to make their fortunes.)

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* In an interview in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine, Ed Greenwood said that unrepentant wastrel children of the Waterdhavian nobility are often sent to distant corners of the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms to make their fortunes. (Assuming the family isn't [[AristocratsAreEvil ruthless enough enough]] to [[OffingTheOffspring just kill them]] and ''say'' they've gone to make their fortunes.)
26th Jul '15 11:56:03 AM DaibhidC
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* In an interview in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine, Ed Greenwood said that unrepentant wastrel children of the Waterdhavian nobility are often sent to distant corners of the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms to make their fortunes. (Assuming the family isn't ruthless enough to [[OffingTheOffspring just kill them]] and ''say'' they've gone to make their fortunes.)
26th Jul '15 11:27:13 AM DaibhidC
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* Once [[LandDownunder FourEcks]] is discovered (again) in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', there are occasional references to the younger sons of the Ankh-Morpork nobility being sent there to keep them out of trouble.

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* Once [[LandDownunder FourEcks]] is discovered (again) in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', there are occasional references to the younger sons of the Ankh-Morpork nobility being sent there to keep them out of trouble. In particular, in ''Discworld/TheTruth'', Lord de Word threatens his son with it, although his definition of "trouble" is "[[spoiler: stop being an honest hardworking chap who wants to stop my conspiracy]]".
26th Jul '15 11:25:10 AM DaibhidC
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* Once [[LandDownunder FourEcks]] is discovered (again) in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', there are occasional references to the younger sons of the Ankh-Morpork nobility being sent there to keep them out of trouble.
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