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22nd Mar '16 9:59:53 AM XFllo
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In fiction, it's apparently very hard for the wealthy to avoid being either a RichBitch or SpoiledSweet, both are scorned by the average man. Many GenreSavvy characters spot this trend and hide their wealth. For some they've even been separated from the family, and are wealthy in name only. Expect these characters to be kind, caring and generally the opposite of a RichBitch, so that the reveal of their wealth is more shocking.

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In fiction, it's apparently very hard for the wealthy to avoid being either a RichBitch or SpoiledSweet, both are scorned by the average man. Many GenreSavvy savvy characters spot this trend and hide their wealth. For some they've even been separated from the family, and are wealthy in name only. Expect these characters to be kind, caring and generally the opposite of a RichBitch, so that the reveal of their wealth is more shocking.
12th Mar '16 9:17:54 PM partner555
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** Susan Sto Helit is technically a Duchess, but has no patience for the job, and instead takes jobs like governess and school teacher. Her employers, a wealthy couple in their own right, were rather shocked to discover they one of their servants was more posh than them.

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** Susan Sto Helit is technically a Duchess, but has no patience for the job, and instead takes jobs like governess and school teacher. Her employers, a wealthy couple in their own right, were rather shocked to discover they that one of their servants was more posh than them.
5th Mar '16 2:56:51 PM Anddrix
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* Toyed with in ''Literature/LastSacrifice''. [[spoiler:Jill Mastrano was left heiress to a fortune by her father Eric Dragomir. She will inherit when she reaches adulthood. Her mother Emily, however, kept this a secret and raised her as a middle-class child. So she was secretly wealthy but was unaware of the secret, herself]].

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* Toyed with in ''Literature/LastSacrifice''. [[spoiler:Jill Mastrano was left heiress to a fortune by her father Eric Dragomir. She will inherit this when she reaches adulthood. Her mother Emily, however, kept this a secret from her and raised her as a middle-class child. So she Jill was secretly wealthy but was unaware of the secret, herself]].
24th Feb '16 10:01:50 PM jjeffrey01
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* In the episode "St. Mark's" of ''Series/BroadCity'' Abbi's purse is stolen by a "runaway teen". A chase ensues and leads them to his home, a large and lavishly decorated townhouse he lives in with his mother.

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* In the episode "St. Mark's" of ''Series/BroadCity'' Abbi's purse is stolen by a "runaway teen". teen" boy. A chase ensues and leads them Abbi and Ilana to his home, a large and lavishly decorated townhouse he lives in with his mother.mother. They overhear an argument between him and his mother revealing he's actually a grad school dropout.
24th Feb '16 9:57:51 PM jjeffrey01
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*In the episode "St. Mark's" of ''Series/BroadCity'' Abbi's purse is stolen by a "runaway teen". A chase ensues and leads them to his home, a large and lavishly decorated townhouse he lives in with his mother.
24th Feb '16 2:37:48 PM jjeffrey01
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* Jesse Camp, the winner of MTV's first Wanna Be a VJ contest, portrayed himself as a street kid and viewers assumed he was homeless based on his attire. It later came to light Camp was actually from an upper class Connecticut family and had recently graduated from an exclusive prep school.
4th Feb '16 8:26:19 AM luiz4200
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* ''FanFic/BartSimpsonAttorneyAtLaw'': [[spoiler:Nelson made a fortune from an internet business]] but keeps a low profile to preserve his street cred.
25th Jan '16 3:00:44 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Rich Shriek, Poor Shriek", Shriek is revealed to come from a wealthy family, something she tries to keep secret from her fellow Greaser Hounds.
3rd Jan '16 7:54:49 AM passivesmoking
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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': ChildProdigy Chiyo skipped some grades and attends High School despite being of grade school age. She's so excited about being a highschooler she decided to get a part-time job because highschoolers usually have that sort of job. Her employer hired her because he thinks she must be poor to be desperate enough to "forge" a high schooler card. Since he never told her what he thinks, she's oblivious to the misunderstanding. She's actually wealthy.

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': ChildProdigy Chiyo skipped some grades and attends High School despite being of grade school age. She's so excited about being a highschooler she decided to get a part-time job because highschoolers usually have that sort of job. Her employer hired her because he thinks she must be poor to be desperate enough to "forge" a high schooler card. Since he never told her what he thinks, she's oblivious to the misunderstanding. She's actually wealthy.wealthy (though she never sets out to deliberately hide that fact, it's just unimportant to her so she rarely ever brings it up).
26th Dec '15 5:18:11 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/2BrokeGirls'', just as Max is getting close to fellow chef Deke, Caroline discovers the supposed weed-smoking slacker who lives in a garbage bin apartment is actually from a wealthy family. Max is furious at the truth and does her best to break up with Dekes who refuses to listen.

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* On ''Series/2BrokeGirls'', ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'', just as Max is getting close to fellow chef Deke, Caroline discovers the supposed weed-smoking slacker who lives in a garbage bin apartment is actually from a wealthy family. Max is furious at the truth and does her best to break up with Dekes who refuses to listen.


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* An episode of ''Series/NightCourt'' have the gang trying to help a seemingly middle-class guy get with his true love, due to marry a rich man. At first, they seem together until her mother threatens to cut her off and she dumps her love without a thought. Harry tries to get through by pointing out how much the man loves her but she ignores him...at which point, the guy reveals he's even ''more'' wealthy.
-->'''Man''': I wanted to see if she loved me for myself or my money.
-->'''Harry''': Now you know.
-->'''Man''': Yep. Soooo....wanna get married?
-->'''Woman''': Really?
-->'''Man''': Sure, long as you don't cheat, we'll be okay.
** They kiss and embrace as the gang walk off in disgust. All except Dan, who cries "what they have...is so beautiful!"
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