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21st Feb '18 1:53:56 AM roldarryl
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** Oliver Queen, also a billionaire, loses his wealth and his family's company, thanks to Slade Wilson's revenge.
11th Feb '18 12:46:57 PM sslemmons
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* Emperor Kuzco in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', by virtue of a BalefulPolymorph which leaves his subjects unable of recognizing him.
* The Prince in the fairy Tale of ''The Prince and the Pauper''.

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* Emperor Kuzco in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', by virtue of a BalefulPolymorph which leaves his subjects unable of recognizing to recognize him.
* The Prince in the fairy Tale tale of ''The Prince and the Pauper''.
9th Feb '18 7:20:35 PM shawn_allen
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** Luckily for him, he sent money home to his father to support his family. His father invested the money and it became a Rags-to-Riches-to-Rags story.
5th Feb '18 2:38:49 PM CASCHero
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*** Ends up happening at the current time of the story too. [[spoiler: Before the Straw Hats came along he managed to at least regain some form of wealth though Black Market brokering, weapons trading, becoming a Warlord for the World Government and forcefully taking over the Kingdom of Dressrosa which he claims was his ancestors anyway before they left for Marijois with the other World Nobles. While still peeved at the World Nobles for still refusing to give him back his title just to spite his father for leaving them, he was content to at least still be partial royalty with his pirate crew....but all the people he likewise screwed over just to get that position eventually put a plan into motion to expose his criminal activity. Which not going completely flawless, they succeeded and ultimately in the ensuring fights that followed, Doflamingo's crew was defeated and Doflamingo himself was K.O'd by Luffy. His title of Warlord was stripped, his kingdom back in rightful hands and Dolflamingo now considered nothing more then a dangerous pirate sent to Impel Down.]]

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*** Ends up happening at the current time of the story too. [[spoiler: Before the Straw Hats came along he managed to at least regain some form of wealth though Black Market brokering, weapons trading, becoming a Warlord for the World Government and forcefully taking over the Kingdom of Dressrosa which he claims was his ancestors anyway before they left for Marijois with the other World Nobles. While still peeved at the World Nobles for still refusing to give him back his title just to spite his father for leaving them, he was content to at least still be partial royalty with his pirate crew....but all the people he likewise screwed over just to get that position eventually put a plan into motion to expose his criminal activity. Which While not going completely flawless, they succeeded and ultimately in the ensuring fights that followed, Doflamingo's crew was defeated and Doflamingo himself was K.O'd by Luffy. His title of Warlord was stripped, his kingdom back in rightful benevolent hands and Dolflamingo now considered nothing more then a dangerous pirate sent to Impel Down.]]
5th Feb '18 2:37:02 PM CASCHero
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*** Ends up happening at the current time of the story too. [[spoiler: Before the Straw Hats came along he managed to at least regain some form of wealth though Black Market brokering, weapons trading, becoming a Warlord for the World Government and forcefully taking over the Kingdom of Dressrosa which he claims was his ancestors anyway before they left for Marijois with the other World Nobles. While still peeved at the World Nobles for still refusing to give him back his title just to spite his father for leaving them, he was content to at least still be partial royalty with his pirate crew....but all the people he likewise screwed over just to get that position eventually put a plan into motion to expose his criminal activity. Which not going completely flawless, they succeeded and ultimately in the ensuring fights that followed, Doflamingo's crew was defeated and Doflamingo himself was K.O'd by Luffy. His title of Warlord was stripped, his kingdom back in rightful hands and Dolflamingo now considered nothing more then a dangerous pirate sent to Impel Down.]]
4th Feb '18 6:38:02 PM nombretomado
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** UsefulNotes/{{China}} was legendary for its wealth and riches. Its porcelain products had long commanded envy and high demand by the Europeans who devoted a great deal of time and effort to copy and reverse engineer it. The Chinese government had a distinct policy of a tribute system whereby all who wanted to treat with the Emperor had to submit to be its vassal, a system followed by Dutch traders who came earlier. The English, having greater demand for Chinese products and wanting preferential treatment refused to play along, and responded negatively to the fact that the Chinese didn't think they had anything that interested them: China was among the richest countries in the world, it had a very efficient agricultural sector, a large population and produced goods like silk or tea that the whole world wanted. The only thing the Europeans could give in exchange was silver and gold. The British, or rather the East India Company, instead formed the world's first, and largest and most successful, drug cartel, by producing opium cheaply in India and thus reduce the trade deficit. China of course wanted to stop this for [[DrugsAreBad several obvious reasons]], but when they did in the Opium Wars, it was the beginning of a ShockingDefeatLegacy of unequal treaties and colonization of coastal cities into spheres of influence, much looting and violence that saw the destruction of several villages, MonumentalDamage and widespread looting that ended with China losing to Japan, ending with NoMoreEmperors and China seen as an ungovernable backwater nobody needed to care about, and giving the Chinese a strong desire to get back on top and turn the tables. [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld This has turned around quite a bit]] [[WhosLaughingNow in the last half century or so]].

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** UsefulNotes/{{China}} was legendary for its wealth and riches. Its porcelain products had long commanded envy and high demand by the Europeans who devoted a great deal of time and effort to copy and reverse engineer it. The Chinese government had a distinct policy of a tribute system whereby all who wanted to treat with the Emperor had to submit to be its vassal, a system followed by Dutch traders who came earlier. The English, having greater demand for Chinese products and wanting preferential treatment refused to play along, and responded negatively to the fact that the Chinese didn't think they had anything that interested them: China was among the richest countries in the world, it had a very efficient agricultural sector, a large population and produced goods like silk or tea that the whole world wanted. The only thing the Europeans could give in exchange was silver and gold. The British, or rather the East India Company, instead formed the world's first, and largest and most successful, drug cartel, by producing opium cheaply in India and thus reduce the trade deficit. China of course wanted to stop this for [[DrugsAreBad several obvious reasons]], but when they did in the Opium Wars, it was the beginning of a ShockingDefeatLegacy of unequal treaties and colonization of coastal cities into spheres of influence, much looting and violence that saw the destruction of several villages, MonumentalDamage and widespread looting that ended with China losing to Japan, ending with NoMoreEmperors UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors and China seen as an ungovernable backwater nobody needed to care about, and giving the Chinese a strong desire to get back on top and turn the tables. [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld This has turned around quite a bit]] [[WhosLaughingNow in the last half century or so]].
28th Jan '18 1:01:37 AM KidDynamite
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* The ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' episode, "Unusual Suspects" mainly dealt with Duncan trying to solve the "murder" of his friend, Hugh Fitzcairn (being an Immortal, Fitz wasn't really dead). Fitz was wealthy in this episode and was in the middle of planning to relocate and start a new life by investing heavily in the American stock market. After his "murder" was solved [[spoiler: it was his mortal wife in this episode, Juliette]], Duncan informs him that the US stock market crashed, leaving him broke.
18th Jan '18 2:15:27 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/TheMiddle'' Axel is annoyed at girlfriend Lexi always paying for everything, including a posh meal. At the meal, Lexi receives a birthday card from her parents where her dad says that when he hit 21, his parents cut him off and it turned him into a better person. He does the same and Lexi is rocked but Axel takes up "teaching" her how to handle life as a poor person.
12th Jan '18 7:55:16 AM kome360
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** Gamlen himself wasted all of his money chasing after a legendary artifact that could predict market fluctuations (and find spare cash on dead foes), his family left him, and he lives in a clay hovel for the rest of the game. And then his daughter turns up in Act III with said artifact. You can take your inheritance (which is the most valuable item she owns compared to her low-level gear) and disgust her, or persuade her to reconcile with her father but lose the artifact for good.
9th Dec '17 6:10:40 PM Zerukin
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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s56fBdd5ZmM Coca-Cola super bowl commercial]] featuring ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' depicts Mr. Burns going broke and forced to sell everything (including Smithers). His happiness returns after Apu shares a bottle of Coca-Cola with him.

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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s56fBdd5ZmM Coca-Cola super bowl commercial]] featuring ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ''Advertising/TheSimpsons'' depicts Mr. Burns going broke and forced to sell everything (including Smithers). His happiness returns after Apu shares a bottle of Coca-Cola with him.
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