History Main / RoyaltiesHeir

8th Jan '18 7:31:43 AM Cryoclaste
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the NancyDrew graphic novel "The Fake Heir", the millionaires central to the action made their fortune designing fax paper.

to:

* In the NancyDrew ''Franchise/NancyDrew'' graphic novel "The Fake Heir", the millionaires central to the action made their fortune designing fax paper.
11th Nov '17 10:19:15 AM Nazetrime
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': [[spoiler:Hitomi]] is the daughter of deaceased famous author whose books are still selling. She's apaprently making enough to be able to live comfortably without working.

to:

* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': [[spoiler:Hitomi]] is the daughter of deaceased deceased famous author whose books are still selling. She's apaprently making enough to be able to live comfortably without working.
11th Nov '17 10:18:33 AM Nazetrime
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': [[spoiler:Hitomi]] is the daughter of deaceased famous author whose books are still selling. She's apaprently making enough to be able to live comfortably without working.
10th Nov '17 1:50:08 PM CaptEquinox
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles' first wife Maris is unbelievably wealthy and an impossible snob. When the couple divorces, she cuts him off without a cent -- until cutthroat lawyer Donny Douglas finds out that her family's fortune comes not from timber, as she tells everyone, but from ''urinal cakes!'' On pain of letting that get out to all her snooty friends, she agrees to a reasonable settlement.
12th Oct '17 8:36:30 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->"Her family fortune is obscene. Her/Dad invented Orangina."

to:

-->"Her -->Her family fortune is obscene. Her/Dad Her\\
Dad
invented Orangina."
Orangina.
15th Sep '17 7:11:25 PM Jake
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[HeirClubForMen the heir]] [[RoyaltyAndNobilityTropes of royalty]].

to:

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[HeirClubForMen the heir]] [[RoyaltyAndNobilityTropes of royalty]].
royalty]]. Although it's worth noting that inheriting a noble title ([[ImpoverishedPatrician usually]]) means inheriting a chunk of land that goes with it, and the monthly rent cheques from the people farming it for you. ([[LandPoor Which may or may not be all that large...]])
20th Feb '17 2:46:02 AM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Taken advantage of by Lorraine Williams, the former CEO of [[WizardsOfTheCoast TSR, inc.]], the company that published TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons. As one of the company's side projects, she devoted massive time and resources towards creating and promoting a Buck Rogers [=RPG=], including sourcebooks and computer games, despite the fact that the market for such a game was just on the plus side of nil. Naturally, the owners of the Buck Rogers trademarks would receive royalties for each such supplement sold. However, it just so happened that Williams herself was the heiress to those properties, which is just about as conflict-y as conflicts of interests get.

to:

* Taken advantage of by Lorraine Williams, the former CEO of [[WizardsOfTheCoast [[Creator/{{TSR}} TSR, inc.]], the company that published TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons. As one of the company's side projects, she devoted massive time and resources towards creating and promoting a Buck Rogers [=RPG=], including sourcebooks and computer games, despite the fact that the market for such a game was just on the plus side of nil. Naturally, the owners of the Buck Rogers trademarks would receive royalties for each such supplement sold. However, it just so happened that Williams herself was the heiress to those properties, which is just about as conflict-y as conflicts of interests get.
18th Aug '16 2:21:40 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Anime}} [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Anime
and {{Manga}}]]Manga ]]



[[AC:{{Film}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Film}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Film ]]



[[AC:{{Literature}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Literature}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature ]]



[[AC:LiveActionTV]]

to:

[[AC:LiveActionTV]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]



[[AC:{{Theater}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Theater}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Theater ]]



[[AC:{{VideoGame}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{VideoGame}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Game ]]



[[AC:{{VisualNovel}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{VisualNovel}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Visual Novel ]]



[[AC:WesternAnimation]]

to:

[[AC:WesternAnimation]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]



[[AC:RealLife]]

to:

[[AC:RealLife]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life ]]


Added DiffLines:

[[/folder]]
18th Feb '16 10:19:11 PM TheBigBopper
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Someone, usually a supporting main character but not always, is obscenely rich. How did they get that way, if they aren't portrayed as especially hard-working or clever? One solution is to have them be related to the InventorOfTheMundane, who earns royalties from something they came up with that's really popular and makes a lot of money. Perhaps their mother's uncle-in-law invented hole punchers, or their great-grandfather invented spark plugs, or their grandmother wrote one of the most popular novels of all time. Or maybe [[Film/MeanGirls their father invented Toaster Strudel]]. On one hand, this trope can be broader than InventorOfTheMundane because it can include forms of intellectual property such as books or songs, and not just practical inventions. On the other hand it allows the characters' competence to be even less related to their wealth, since the RoyaltiesHeir didn't even have to work their brain by coming up with the thing and enjoys the benefits merely by being related to the creator.

to:

Someone, usually a supporting main character but not always, is has to be obscenely rich. rich for the sake of the plot. How did they get that way, if they aren't portrayed as especially hard-working or clever? One solution is to have them be related an heir to the fortune of an InventorOfTheMundane, who earns royalties from something they came up with that's really popular and makes a lot of money. Perhaps their mother's uncle-in-law invented hole punchers, or their great-grandfather invented spark plugs, or their grandmother wrote one of the most popular novels of all time. Or maybe [[Film/MeanGirls their father invented Toaster Strudel]]. Whatever the case, they're set for life without having to work. On one hand, this trope can be broader than InventorOfTheMundane because it can include forms of intellectual property such as books or songs, and not just practical inventions. inventions as is usually the case with InventorOfTheMundane. On the other hand it allows the characters' competence to be even less related to their wealth, since the RoyaltiesHeir didn't even have to work their brain by coming up with the thing and enjoys the benefits merely by being related to the its creator.
18th Feb '16 10:13:01 PM TheBigBopper
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Someone, usually a supporting main character but not always, is obscenely rich. How did they get that way? Simply put, because their mother's uncle-in-law invented hole punchers. Their great-grandfather invented spark plugs. Their grandmother wrote one of the most popular novels of all time. [[Film/MeanGirls Their father invented Toaster Strudel]].

Basically, their (insert relative here) invented or created (insert amazingly widespread, popular, or useful object here).

to:

Someone, usually a supporting main character but not always, is obscenely rich. How did they get that way? Simply put, because way, if they aren't portrayed as especially hard-working or clever? One solution is to have them be related to the InventorOfTheMundane, who earns royalties from something they came up with that's really popular and makes a lot of money. Perhaps their mother's uncle-in-law invented hole punchers. Their punchers, or their great-grandfather invented spark plugs. Their plugs, or their grandmother wrote one of the most popular novels of all time. Or maybe [[Film/MeanGirls Their their father invented Toaster Strudel]].

Basically,
Strudel]]. On one hand, this trope can be broader than InventorOfTheMundane because it can include forms of intellectual property such as books or songs, and not just practical inventions. On the other hand it allows the characters' competence to be even less related to their (insert relative here) invented or created (insert amazingly widespread, popular, or useful object here).
wealth, since the RoyaltiesHeir didn't even have to work their brain by coming up with the thing and enjoys the benefits merely by being related to the creator.
This list shows the last 10 events of 48. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.RoyaltiesHeir