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21st Nov '17 5:54:38 PM Antigone3
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* Defied in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' "Torch" subseries. Queen Berry refuses to use the Royal "We".
11th Oct '17 9:03:20 AM BeerBaron
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** In the series' {{Backstory}} and some [[InGameNovel In-Game Novels]], Tiber Septim, founder of the 3rd Tamriellic Empire and Septim Dynasty, who [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended to godhood as the 9th Divine, Talos]], upon his death, was known to speak in this fashion, albeit inconsistently. He tended to do it when giving a command that he personally disliked but was for the betterment of the empire, such as [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion ordering Barenziah's child by him to be magically aborted]].

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** In the series' {{Backstory}} and some [[InGameNovel In-Game Novels]], Tiber Septim, founder of the 3rd Third Tamriellic Empire and Septim Dynasty, who [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended to godhood as the 9th Ninth Divine, Talos]], upon his death, was known to speak in this fashion, albeit inconsistently. He tended to do it when giving a command that he personally disliked but was for the betterment of the empire, such as [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion ordering Barenziah's child by him to be magically aborted]].aborted]]:
--> ''"This must not be!" he said. "Undo it. We command you..."It is our express wish that you do so."''
--> ''"You promised us she would not bear to us. We've little faith in your prognostications."''
21st Sep '17 10:58:16 AM Mdumas43073
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-->-- [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen ELIZABETH THE SECOND]], by the Grace of God Queen of the United Kingdom and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth

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-->-- [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen '''[[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen ELIZABETH THE SECOND]], SECOND]]''', by the Grace of God Queen of the United Kingdom and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
10th Sep '17 11:29:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''BastardOperatorFromHell'' sometimes uses "[[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/14/bofh_2006_episode_23/ the Bastard 'we']]".

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* ''BastardOperatorFromHell'' ''Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell'' sometimes uses "[[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/14/bofh_2006_episode_23/ the Bastard 'we']]".
9th Sep '17 11:42:03 AM Jubileus57
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* The King of Greenhorne in ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' uses this continuously.
19th Aug '17 10:55:57 AM StarTropes
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* In one ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' novel, Captain Kirk meets an ambassador from a Vulcan-like race who frequently uses the pronoun "we" and wonders if she's using it in the royal sense. As it turns out, it's pretty crowded inside her head.
9th Aug '17 9:24:35 AM xcountryguy
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* A more literal use of the plural pronoun is seen in ''[[Literature/MatthewSwift A Madness of Angels]]''. The narrator switches between singular and plural pronouns frequently, sometimes in the middle of a sentence and even during dialogue. This is because he's [[spoiler: sharing his body with the blue electric angels. The choice of pronouns indicates which part of their collective personality is talking.]]

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* A more literal use of the plural pronoun is seen in ''[[Literature/MatthewSwift A Madness of Angels]]''. The narrator switches between singular and plural pronouns frequently, sometimes in the middle of a sentence and even during dialogue. This is because he's [[spoiler: sharing [[spoiler:sharing his body with the blue electric angels. The choice of pronouns indicates which part of their collective personality is talking.]]



* The Baronet in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'' talks like this when he thanks you for breaking the enchantment that [[spoiler: turned him into a bear]] and returning him to normal. He's portrayed as being rather pompous.

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* The Baronet in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'' talks like this when he thanks you for breaking the enchantment that [[spoiler: turned [[spoiler:turned him into a bear]] and returning him to normal. He's portrayed as being rather pompous.



* Dormin from ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' uses this a lot, although, to be fair, [[spoiler: Dormin is compromised of a male and female entity, so this trope is used quite appropriately. However, as the game goes on, the masculine side of Dormin eventually eclipses the feminine side. It is speculated that this may be because the feminine portion of Dormin is harboring Mono's body, per [[DealWithTheDevil the deal]] Dormin upheld with Wander. Further speculation even goes into ''VideoGame/{{Ico}}'', but you probably [[WildMassGuessing don't care]].]]

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* Dormin from ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' uses this a lot, although, to be fair, [[spoiler: Dormin [[spoiler:Dormin is compromised of a male and female entity, so this trope is used quite appropriately. However, as the game goes on, the masculine side of Dormin eventually eclipses the feminine side. It is speculated that this may be because the feminine portion of Dormin is harboring Mono's body, per [[DealWithTheDevil the deal]] Dormin upheld with Wander. Further speculation even goes into ''VideoGame/{{Ico}}'', but you probably [[WildMassGuessing don't care]].]]



* In ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'', the King and Queen Bees don't do this, and neither does the Rogon King. [[spoiler: When Bolbox revives the Queen Bee and restores her to her giant size near the end of the game, she seems to start using the Royal We, as no other giant insects are seen, barring Bolbox's giant Profasu/Cockroach.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'', the King and Queen Bees don't do this, and neither does the Rogon King. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Bolbox revives the Queen Bee and restores her to her giant size near the end of the game, she seems to start using the Royal We, as no other giant insects are seen, barring Bolbox's giant Profasu/Cockroach.]]
26th Jul '17 8:22:24 PM AntonF
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* A similar Malay pronoun ("beta") exists in the Malay kingdoms - ''exists'', because it is still used today by the sultans of the states that make up Malaysia, this, by extension, includes the King, who is elected every few years from the sultans. There's also a royal third-person pronoun ("baginda").

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* A similar Malay pronoun ("beta") exists in the Malay kingdoms - ''exists'', because it is still used today by the sultans of the states that make up Malaysia, this, by extension, includes the King, who is elected every few years from the sultans. Strangely, this pronoun also exists in the Ambonese Malay language spoken in neighboring Indonesia, which on the contrary is used by everyone, down to the lowest commoner. Its usage is well-known within the country and is something of a stereotype to mark/imitate people from the Moluccan Islands. Imagine how pompous an Ambonese would sound when he moves to Malaysia. There's also a royal third-person pronoun ("baginda").
26th Jul '17 3:15:49 AM Piterpicher
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* In HBeamPiper's ''Space Viking'', use of the Royal "We" by a planetary king is early evidence of that character displaying a [[RoyallyScrewedUp hereditary ]] tendency to becoming TheCaligula:

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* In HBeamPiper's Creator/HBeamPiper's ''Space Viking'', use of the Royal "We" by a planetary king is early evidence of that character displaying a [[RoyallyScrewedUp hereditary ]] tendency to becoming TheCaligula:
25th Jul '17 6:55:11 AM DesiredUsernameTaken
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* Olaf from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' sometimes calls himself "we" instead of "me". Nobody seems to mind except [[HairTriggerTemper Mr. Cat]], who is quick to pull out a weapon on him.
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