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10th May '18 2:39:05 PM Powoga
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** Bretonnian (KingArthur-esque knights ruling over DungAges peasants) nobility usually fulfill their protective oaths towards their serfs, although this is both out of self-interest (you can't tax dead bodies) and the belief that they [[CondescendingCompassion have a duty to]] [[WhiteMansBurden aid their lessers]]. While there are a few lords who genuinely care for their people (one of them [[PrimaNoctis has newly-married peasant couples brought to his bedchamber...]] [[SubvertedTrope and then sleeps in front of the door so they won't be disturbed]]), one who lives out the FeudalOverlord life may actually one day find himself besieged by other Bretonnian lords because he's letting the side down.

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** Bretonnian (KingArthur-esque knights ruling over DungAges peasants) nobility usually fulfill their protective oaths towards their serfs, although this is both out of self-interest (you can't tax dead bodies) and the belief that they [[CondescendingCompassion have a duty to]] [[WhiteMansBurden aid their lessers]]. While there are a few lords who genuinely care for their people (one of them [[PrimaNoctis [[DroitDuSeigneur has newly-married peasant couples brought to his bedchamber...]] [[SubvertedTrope and then sleeps in front of the door so they won't be disturbed]]), one who lives out the FeudalOverlord life may actually one day find himself besieged by other Bretonnian lords because he's letting the side down.
6th May '18 2:14:04 PM nombretomado
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* In "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7716863/1/Insatiable Insatiable]]", [[TransformersGenerationOne Starscream]] is one of these, due to being the Crown Prince of Vos and becoming one of Megatron's soldiers.

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* In "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7716863/1/Insatiable Insatiable]]", [[TransformersGenerationOne [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Starscream]] is one of these, due to being the Crown Prince of Vos and becoming one of Megatron's soldiers.
29th Apr '18 10:42:22 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', Prince Cornelius covers a surprising distance (considering his size), nearly dies in a frozen lake, and fights a large irate frog to save Thumbelina.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina|1994}}'', Prince Cornelius covers a surprising distance (considering his size), nearly dies in a frozen lake, and fights a large irate frog to save Thumbelina.
25th Mar '18 4:04:09 PM Pichu-kun
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** The ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' portion of ''Disney/DisneyPrincessEnchantedTales'' has Aurora in charge of the kingdom while her parents are away. She is soon overwhelmed by the difficulty of everything.

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** The ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' portion of ''Disney/DisneyPrincessEnchantedTales'' ''Disney/DisneyPrincessEnchantedTalesFollowYourDreams'' has Aurora in charge of the kingdom while her parents are away. She is soon overwhelmed by the difficulty of everything. The ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' portion also shows that Jasmine has a lot of tasks to do each day.
25th Mar '18 4:02:06 PM Pichu-kun
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** The ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' portion of ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess Enchanted Tales'' has Aurora in charge of the kingdom while her parents are away. She is soon overwhelmed by the difficulty of everything.

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** The ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' portion of ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess Enchanted Tales'' ''Disney/DisneyPrincessEnchantedTales'' has Aurora in charge of the kingdom while her parents are away. She is soon overwhelmed by the difficulty of everything.
16th Mar '18 11:42:07 PM cutekittenlady
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** Prince Lotor is something of a morally grey example. Being the exiled son of the evil Emperor Zarkon.
7th Mar '18 9:24:40 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'': Zigzagged depending on the royalty.
** The Imperial (medieval-Renaissance) nobility are generally expected to be warriors, and most are, though rich idiots are plentiful. In one case, the Chaos Champion Gharad the Ox was dueling an Elector Count so widely hated the townswomen actually started cheering ''Gharad''. This led to a PetTheDog moment where he left the town unsacked.
** Bretonnian (KingArthur-esque knights ruling over DungAges peasants) nobility usually fulfill their protective oaths towards their serfs, although this is both out of self-interest (you can't tax dead bodies) and the belief that they [[CondescendingCompassion have a duty to]] [[WhiteMansBurden aid their lessers]]. While there are a few lords who genuinely care for their people (one of them [[PrimaNoctis has newly-married peasant couples brought to his bedchamber...]] [[SubvertedTrope and then sleeps in front of the door so they won't be disturbed]]), one who lives out the FeudalOverlord life may actually one day find himself besieged by other Bretonnian lords because he's letting the side down.
2nd Mar '18 6:56:01 PM LadyNorbert
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* In Fanfic/KeepersOfTheElements, [[SassyBlackWoman Queen Tiana]] is the most prominent example of this. She is fluent in a few languages, has been Queen since the age of fifteen and is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the same time. She also happens to be quite proficient with machines in general and loves riding her flying motorcycle as seen in the scene in which she is introduced.
* In ''FanFic/TheMasksWeWear'', Zuko commands the defense of the Fire Nation Capital against the invasion during the eclipse, [[spoiler:making the invaders pay a heavy toll in blood prior to the eclipse, and all but stopping their advance during the eclipse; when Azula launches a counterattack after the eclipse with the Fire Nation Air Fleet, she is IMPRESSED by Zuko's achievements]].

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* In Fanfic/KeepersOfTheElements, ''Fanfic/KeepersOfTheElements'', [[SassyBlackWoman Queen Tiana]] is the most prominent example of this. She is fluent in a few languages, has been Queen since the age of fifteen and is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the same time. She also happens to be quite proficient with machines in general and loves riding her flying motorcycle as seen in the scene in which she is introduced.
* In ''FanFic/TheMasksWeWear'', Zuko commands the defense of the Fire Nation Capital against the invasion during the eclipse, [[spoiler:making the invaders pay a heavy toll in blood prior to the eclipse, and all but stopping their advance during the eclipse; when Azula launches a counterattack after the eclipse with the Fire Nation Air Fleet, she is IMPRESSED ''impressed'' by Zuko's achievements]].



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Ripples}}'' portrays Weira, mother of Phobos and Elyon, as a much more hand's on and approachable ruler than her distant mother, [[KnightTemplar Allora]]. However, Phobos feels she goes too far with this, and lacks the air of superiority that a ruler should have, and is thus not as deeply respected.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Ripples}}'' portrays Weira, mother of Phobos and Elyon, as a much more hand's on hands-on and approachable ruler than her distant mother, [[KnightTemplar Allora]]. However, Phobos feels she goes too far with this, and lacks the air of superiority that a ruler should have, and is thus not as deeply respected.



* [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} Prince Vince]], in the ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]]'' series, is depicted as a very active ruler in the Neitherworld, personally involved in the day-to-day details of the realm and still taking the time to personally provide his friends with whatever assistance they require.



** Original plans for ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}''[='=]s prince included him escaping from a water-filled dungeon after refusing to marry the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen.]] Although none of this ever actually made it into the film, it ''is'' implied that he spends the entire movie searching for her while the plot is going on.

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** Original plans for ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}''[='=]s prince included him escaping from a water-filled dungeon after refusing to marry the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen.]] Although none of this ever actually made it into the film, it ''is'' implied that he spends the entire movie searching for her Snow White while the plot is going on.



*** Elsa herself qualifies, as the Duke of Weselton's concerns with securing his trade interests in her kingdom make this one of the only Disney Princess movies (the other being ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'') where political diplomacy and international affairs are an explicit concern. However, to be honest, it's only the Duke who's concerned with it at all, but Anna and Elsa have more personal problems to deal with. At the end of the movie, Elsa [[spoiler:cuts off the trade agreement between Arendelle and Weselton after the Duke tries to have her killed]].

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*** Elsa herself qualifies, as the Duke of Weselton's concerns with securing his trade interests in her kingdom make this one of the only Disney Princess movies (the other being ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'') where political diplomacy and international affairs are an explicit concern. However, to be honest, it's only the Duke who's concerned with it at all, but Anna and Elsa have more personal problems to deal with.keeping their attention. At the end of the movie, Elsa [[spoiler:cuts off the trade agreement between Arendelle and Weselton after the Duke tries to have her killed]].



** In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' the Waialiki ruling family is a chiefdom, so their duties are mostly to go and fight. Especially princess Moana.

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** In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' the Waialiki ruling family is a chiefdom, so their duties are mostly to go and fight. Especially princess fight - especially Moana.



* Princess Marianne of ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' is a sword wielding {{Action Girl}} who attempts to single-handedly rescue her sister when shes kidnapped by The Bog King, whose another example of this.

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* Princess Marianne of ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' is a sword wielding {{Action Girl}} who attempts to single-handedly rescue her sister when shes kidnapped by The Bog King, whose who is another example of this.



* Lampshaded in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' when George VI complains that he has no power as a 20th Century king, except as an inspiration for the people such as in giving public addresses, which he has no confidence doing with his stammer. However, with Lionel Logue's help, he does that role marvelously. He does mention that he's an officer in the Navy, implying that's what he knows and is most comfortable with. So he does have a background of doing ''something''.

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* Lampshaded in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' when George VI complains that he has no power as a 20th Century king, except as an inspiration for the people such as in giving public addresses, which he has no confidence doing with his stammer. However, with Lionel Logue's help, he does that role marvelously. He does mention that he's an officer in the Navy, implying that's what he knows and is most comfortable with.doing. So he does have a background of doing ''something''.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' : In general, royals and nobles actually fight in battles as soldiers. King Robert Baratheon killed Prince Rhaegar Targaryen in battle during his rebellion to seize the throne. However, he became an AdiposeRex and a notable exception by late in his reign. Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters rode their dragons into battle when conquering Westeros, as [[spoiler: Dany does in the Battle for Mereen. Jon fights in the Battle for Winterfell before being declared King of the North]]. This seems to be so commonplace that morale is significantly lowered if the royalty and noblemen do NOT participate in the battle. [[spoiler: Joffrey retreating to the Red Keep during the Battle of the Blackwater, and Cersei's refusal to make him return in fear for his safety, results in much of the city watch deserting and the city almost being taken]]. Tywin Lannister is also a very hard-working and able administrator which is revealed as a character trait in his very first scene when he has a conversation with Jaime while skinning a deer, work he could easily have left to servants.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' : In general, royals and nobles actually fight in battles as soldiers. King Robert Baratheon killed Prince Rhaegar Targaryen in battle during his rebellion to seize the throne. However, he became an AdiposeRex and a notable exception by late in his reign. Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters rode their dragons into battle when conquering Westeros, as [[spoiler: Dany Daenerys does in the Battle for Mereen. Jon fights in the Battle for Winterfell before being declared King of the North]]. This seems to be so commonplace that morale is significantly lowered if the royalty and noblemen do NOT participate in the battle. [[spoiler: Joffrey retreating to the Red Keep during the Battle of the Blackwater, and Cersei's refusal to make him return in fear for his safety, results in much of the city watch deserting and the city almost being taken]]. Tywin Lannister is also a very hard-working and able administrator which is revealed as a character trait in his very first scene when he has a conversation with Jaime while skinning a deer, work he could easily have left to servants.
15th Feb '18 9:27:08 PM petewarrior
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* Given that one of his {{Red Baron}}s is "King of Kings," Wrestling/TripleH could be an example, as he's still wrestling to this day since his debut in the 90s and despite being in a high position of power as kayfabe CEO of WWE.

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* Given that one of his {{Red Baron}}s is "King of Kings," Wrestling/TripleH could be an example, as he's still wrestling to this day since his debut in the 90s and despite being in a high position of power as kayfabe CEO (and a real Executive VP) of WWE.
13th Feb '18 11:05:34 PM TheMountainKing
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** Korra, in addition to being the Avatar, also happens to be the niece of the Northern Water Tribe's chief and as of the end of season 2, [[spoiler: technically a princess]].
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