History Main / RichesToRags

21st Aug '16 12:54:54 PM nombretomado
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** First to Louis Whinthorpe (Creator/DanAykroyd) as a result of a bet between Randolf and his brother, Mortimer, who wagered he could put Louis in the poor house, reducing him from an upstanding, respectable businessman, to a dreg of society. While, at the same time, take Valentine (EddieMurphy) off the streets and make him a reputable businessman, in a month's time. The real kicker: the bet was for one dollar, [[ItAmusedMe made on a whim, for no other reason than to satisfy their own curiosity.]]

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** First to Louis Whinthorpe (Creator/DanAykroyd) as a result of a bet between Randolf and his brother, Mortimer, who wagered he could put Louis in the poor house, reducing him from an upstanding, respectable businessman, to a dreg of society. While, at the same time, take Valentine (EddieMurphy) (Creator/EddieMurphy) off the streets and make him a reputable businessman, in a month's time. The real kicker: the bet was for one dollar, [[ItAmusedMe made on a whim, for no other reason than to satisfy their own curiosity.]]
18th Aug '16 6:47:46 AM GrigorII
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It may also happen by choice. If AristocratsAreEvil, except for a good member of the rich family, this guy may decide to cut ties with his family, even if that means to give up the high-class lifestyle (this is more likely if they discover that the family wealth comes from some evil activity, such as crime). In an inversion of the classic UptownGirl story, the guy may leave with a poor girl and embrace a new simpler life without unneeded luxuries.
19th Jul '16 7:42:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Silvana Sin Lana'' is a ''telenovela'' about an upper-class woman named Silvana who is forced to move to the suburbs with her mother and daughters after her her husband gets into trouble with the law and runs off.



* This can occur in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Special Edition'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'' if you marry Lumina. She goes from being living in a mansion with her rich grandmother to living down the road as a farmer's wife.

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* This can occur in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Special Edition'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'' if you marry Lumina. She goes from being living in a mansion with her rich grandmother to living down the road as a farmer's wife. You can become wealthy if you are a good enough farmer but the game still treats it as this.
18th Jul '16 3:47:49 PM MoonlightBomber
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* Youko Nishikawa from ''Manga/ThreeLeavesThreeColors'' was a rich girl, until her mother died and her father's business went bankrupt. She is now living in PerpetualPoverty, to the point where she only eats bread crusts and mayonnaise for lunch.
7th Jul '16 11:50:58 AM Andyroid
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* One of the Survivors in ''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight'', Jake Park, fled from the pressure of his high-class upbringing to live as a hermit in the woods.
22nd Jun '16 5:41:26 AM gewunomox
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* The Music/TheRollingStones song "Playing with Fire:"

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* The Music/TheRollingStones song "Playing with Fire:"
11th Jun '16 12:32:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* The Prince in the fairy Tale of ''the Prince and the Pauper''.

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* The Prince in the fairy Tale of ''the ''The Prince and the Pauper''.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': when Homer visits his [[LongLostRelative Long Lost Brother]] Herb, who is the head of a Detroit car company, Homer ruins Herb by designing a terrible car. A later episode has him regain his fortune (with the help of an investment from Homer).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': when ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Homer visits his [[LongLostRelative Long Lost Brother]] Herb, who is the head of a Detroit car company, Homer ruins Herb by designing a terrible car. A later episode has him regain his fortune (with the help of an investment from Homer).
30th Apr '16 7:54:23 AM aye_amber
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* The Music/RollingStones song "Playing with Fire":

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* The Music/RollingStones Music/TheRollingStones song "Playing with Fire": Fire:"
13th Mar '16 1:15:27 PM BananaPancakes
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If the character is from the most blue in hue of bloods, they may be an ImpoverishedPatrician. If the character continues on as they did when they were rich, they may be a PrincessInRags. If the character stops being an AlphaBitch and is revealed to be insecure or to have other sympathetic traits that make the audience like her, this might be a FallenPrincess. It might be a result of AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted, if the character is (well, was) NouveauRiche. TheGreatDepression took this to its LogicalExtreme.

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If the character is from the most blue bluest in hue of bloods, they may be an ImpoverishedPatrician. If the character continues on as they did when they were rich, they may be a PrincessInRags. If the character stops being an AlphaBitch and is revealed to be insecure or to have other sympathetic traits that make the audience like her, this might be a FallenPrincess. It might be a result of AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted, if the character is (well, was) NouveauRiche. TheGreatDepression took this to its LogicalExtreme.



* While she never goes ''completely'' broke, Jackie is forced to give up her spoiled princess lifestyle in That70sShow when her father is imprisoned for embezzlement and his accounts are frozen. With her mother travelling the world, Jackie ends up living with Donna.

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* While she never goes ''completely'' broke, Jackie is forced to give up her spoiled princess lifestyle in That70sShow ''Series/That70sShow'' when her father is imprisoned for embezzlement and his accounts are frozen. With her mother travelling the world, Jackie ends up living with Donna.



--> [[spoiler: Mary: "But you don't regret it?"]]
--> [[spoiler: Sybil: "No, never."]]
* This is what happened to Pete Campbell's family on ''Series/MadMen.'' The Campbells were {{Blue Blood}}s who used to own half of Upper Manhattan, until Pete's father [[ImpoverishedPatrician squandered their fortune]]. Which is why Pete has to work at Sterling Cooper, and marry Trudy - whose family is NouveauRiche, but much wealthier.

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--> [[spoiler: Mary: "But -->[[spoiler:'''Mary''': But you don't regret it?"]]
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[[spoiler: Sybil: "No, '''Sybil''': No, never."]]
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* This is what happened to Pete Campbell's family on ''Series/MadMen.'' ''Series/MadMen'', The Campbells were {{Blue Blood}}s who used to own half of Upper Manhattan, until Pete's father [[ImpoverishedPatrician squandered their fortune]]. Which is why Pete has to work at Sterling Cooper, and marry Trudy - Trudy, whose family is NouveauRiche, but much wealthier.



* In ''Series/{{Bones}}'' Hodgins is hacked by Pelant and is forced to choose between saving his family fortune or saving a school for girls in the middle east from a UAV strike. Naturally he chooses to save the school.

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* In ''Series/{{Bones}}'' ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Hodgins is hacked by Pelant and is forced to choose between saving his family fortune or saving a school for girls in the middle east from a UAV strike. Naturally he chooses to save the school.
* The Bluths of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' go this way in the series' first episode. Mitch Hurwitz even pitched the show as "a riches-to-rags family".



* The page quote is the song "Like a Rolling Stone" by Music/BobDylan.
* The Music/RollingStones song "Playing With Fire":

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* The page quote quotation is the song "Like a Rolling Stone" by Music/BobDylan.
* The Music/RollingStones song "Playing With with Fire":



** The [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins first game]] does this with the Human Noble origin (in which the death of their family and their conscription into the Grey Wardens causes them to be much poorer), the Dwarven noble origin (in which they are disowned due to circumstances beyond their control), and the Human Mage origin (the human mage being a part of the aforementioned Amell family, who cannot ever inherit their titles due to being a mage) - depending on how you play the game, however, they can all earn back their wealth and status and then some.

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** The [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins first game]] does this with the Human Noble origin (in which the death of their family and their conscription into the Grey Wardens causes them to be much poorer), the Dwarven noble origin (in which they are disowned due to circumstances beyond their control), and the Human Mage origin (the human mage being a part of the aforementioned Amell family, who cannot ever inherit their titles due to being a mage) - -- depending on how you play the game, however, they can all earn back their wealth and status and then some.



* The ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour's'' segment, "Down in Moonshine Holler", after falling in love with a hobo woman, features, millionaire Jasper Manorlodge renounces his riches and becomes hobo Banjo Bindlestuff to try and find his Hobo Princess.

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* The ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour's'' ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour'' segment, "Down in Moonshine Holler", after falling in love with a hobo woman, features, millionaire Jasper Manorlodge renounces his riches and becomes hobo Banjo Bindlestuff to try and find his Hobo Princess.



* Zander Crews in the opening episodes of the second season of ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' - he's gone from the head of a company with billions of dollars to living in a refrigerator box. [[spoiler: At least till he remember he regain the check from Killface.]]

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* Zander Crews in the opening episodes of the second season of ''WesternAnimation/FriskyDingo'' - -- he's gone from the head of a company with billions of dollars to living in a refrigerator box. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At least till until he remember he remembers to regain the check from Killface.]]



** Brenda, of the [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime TV movie]] "From Homemaker to Homeless". She later went to Harvard Medical School - as a cadaver.

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** Brenda, of the [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime TV movie]] "From Homemaker to Homeless". She later went to Harvard Medical School - -- as a cadaver.
9th Mar '16 9:05:21 AM BigBertha
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* This also happened to MC Hammer. During the late-1980s and early-1990s he was one of the most successful rappers on the planet (as well as being the first rapper to achieve mainstream popularity), but by the mid-1990s the public had grown bored of Hammer's upbeat, poppy rap style. Combined with the large amounts of money he was spending on friends and family, he eventually found himself $13 million in debt. In 1996 he declared bankruptcy. Since then he has unsuccessfully attempted a few times to revive his music career, but has mainly been working as a Christian minister.

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* This also happened to MC Hammer.Music/MCHammer. During the late-1980s and early-1990s he was one of the most successful rappers on the planet (as well as being the first rapper to achieve mainstream popularity), but by the mid-1990s the public had grown bored of Hammer's upbeat, poppy rap style. Combined with the large amounts of money he was spending on friends and family, he eventually found himself $13 million in debt. In 1996 he declared bankruptcy. Since then he has unsuccessfully attempted a few times to revive his music career, but has mainly been working as a Christian minister.
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