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27th Sep '17 7:45:22 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': Princess Garnet Til Alexandros IX, a white mage princess and summoner, traveling with Zidane, a regular teenage thief. [[spoiler:... He turns out to be an alien.]] She trained to be able to escape her castle, and is determined to fix things diplomatically on her own, but for the most part Garnet just makes things worse by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Zidane ends up cleaning after her messes every time. Garnet has talents, she just ''really'' sucks at using them.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': Princess Garnet Til Alexandros IX, a white mage princess and summoner, summoner who trained to escape her castle and plans to use diplomacy to resolve conflicts plaguing the world. She is traveling with Zidane, who is a regular teenage thief. [[spoiler:... He turns out thief, a warrior ''and'' an actor. At the start of the game, Zidane's competence in his areas surpasses her because her sheltered upbringing leads to be an alien.]] problems and she can't use summons until later. She trained to be able to escape her castle, and is determined to fix things diplomatically on her own, but for improves while Zidane's skillset stays the most part Garnet just makes things worse by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Zidane ends up cleaning after her messes every time. Garnet has talents, she just ''really'' sucks at using them.same.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca, a diplomatic mastermind and leader of LaResistance, traveling with Vaan, who... is able to hold a sword.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Princess Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca, a diplomatic mastermind and leader of LaResistance, traveling with Vaan, who... is able to hold a sword.sword and is passingly good at pickpocketing.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' with [[KidHero Finn]] and [[EmperorScientist Princess Bubblegum]]. While she ''is'' much more talented than him, their relationship never develops past a PrecociousCrush on his part. Finn later shifts his romantic intentions towards [[NaiveNewcomer Flame Princess]], who, thanks to [[SealedGoodInACan an extremely sheltered upbringing]], knows very little about the world and [[PuppyLove is Finn's age to boot]].

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' Plays with this trope. First, it has [[KidHero Finn]] and [[EmperorScientist Princess Bubblegum]]. While she ''is'' much more talented than him, their relationship never develops past a PrecociousCrush on his part. Finn later shifts his romantic intentions towards [[NaiveNewcomer Flame Princess]], who, thanks to [[SealedGoodInACan an extremely sheltered upbringing]], knows very little about the world and [[PuppyLove is Finn's age to boot]].
28th Feb '17 7:02:21 PM Willbyr
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-> '''Naveen:''' ''But when you're living in a castle, everything is done for you: all the time they feed you, dress you, drive you... brush your teeth!''
-> '''Tiana:''' ''Aw, poor baby.''
-> '''Naveen:''' ''I admit it was a charmed life, until the day my parents cut me off, and suddenly I realized...I don't know how to do anything.''

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-> '''Naveen:''' ''But But when you're living in a castle, everything is done for you: all the time they feed you, dress you, drive you... brush your teeth!''
teeth!
-> '''Tiana:''' ''Aw, Aw, poor baby.''
baby.
-> '''Naveen:''' ''I I admit it was a charmed life, until the day my parents cut me off, and suddenly I realized...I don't know how to do anything.''
28th Feb '17 7:01:52 PM Willbyr
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26th Feb '17 9:40:12 AM eroock
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Subtrope of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial.

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Subtrope of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial.
MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Compare UselessBoyfriend.
22nd Feb '17 9:38:21 AM LadyNorbert
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-> '''Naveen:''' ''But when you're living in a castle, everything is done for you: all the time they feed you, dress you, drive you...brush your teeth!''

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-> '''Naveen:''' ''But when you're living in a castle, everything is done for you: all the time they feed you, dress you, drive you... brush your teeth!''



* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Princess Leia. He's snarky and badass smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of LaResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire.]]

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Princess Leia. He's a snarky and badass smuggler, she's a Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member a leader of LaResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire.]]



* Inverted in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries''. Aside from being a Princess, Mia is a completely normal girl. Her main {{Love Interest|s}} and boyfriend, Michael, is a genius, great with computers and even managed to build a robotic arm that revolutionized medical science. Her other various love interests/boyfriends could qualify too: JP is talented, smart, and manages to write a play by his senior year that gets optioned to be a movie while Kenny is a science whiz who manages to ''build a bomb all by himself'' their junior year.
* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'' the hero, Maia, is not talented at, well, anything, because his mother died when he was eight and the cousin who then became his guardian disliked him and wasn't much interested in teaching him. By contrast, the woman he has a crush on is a very talented opera singer, and the woman he gets engaged to in an ArrangedMarriage [[spoiler: has to teach him how to dance.]]

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* Inverted in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries''. Aside from being a Princess, princess, Mia is a completely normal girl. Her main {{Love Interest|s}} and boyfriend, Michael, is a genius, great with computers and even managed to build a robotic arm that revolutionized medical science. Her other various love interests/boyfriends could qualify too: JP is talented, smart, and manages to write a play by his senior year that gets optioned to be a movie while Kenny is a science whiz who manages to ''build a bomb all by himself'' their junior year.
* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'' the hero, Maia, is not talented at, well, anything, because his mother died when he was eight and the cousin who then became his guardian disliked him and wasn't much interested in teaching him. By contrast, the woman he has a crush on is a very talented opera singer, and the woman to whom he gets engaged to in an ArrangedMarriage [[spoiler: has to teach him how to dance.]]



* The ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'' rendition of Literature/SleepingBeauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.

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* The ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'' rendition of Literature/SleepingBeauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because was; she then ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.
29th Nov '16 3:06:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in the EnchantedForestChronicles. Cimorene is quite talented, what with all the unprincesslike things she learned behind her parents' back and then the skills she learned in the course of being a dragon's princess and [[spoiler:Queen of the Enchanted Forest]]. In "Dealing With Dragons", this trope would be played straight if she and Therandil had actually been a couple or even a team; Therandil is dull and doesn't seem to have any real strengths to speak of. In "Searching For Dragons" and beyond, it's averted, since Mendanbar is talented in his own right.

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* Played with in the EnchantedForestChronicles.''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles''. Cimorene is quite talented, what with all the unprincesslike things she learned behind her parents' back and then the skills she learned in the course of being a dragon's princess and [[spoiler:Queen of the Enchanted Forest]]. In "Dealing With Dragons", this trope would be played straight if she and Therandil had actually been a couple or even a team; Therandil is dull and doesn't seem to have any real strengths to speak of. In "Searching For Dragons" and beyond, it's averted, since Mendanbar is talented in his own right.



* ''YggdraUnion'': Played straight as anything with Yggdra and Milanor. Not only are Milanor's only talents fighting, snarking, and stealing, but he's only around to be a surrogate for the male players; Yggdra carries the plot completely. At least they're not actually a couple.

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* ''YggdraUnion'': ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'': Played straight as anything with Yggdra and Milanor. Not only are Milanor's only talents fighting, snarking, and stealing, but he's only around to be a surrogate for the male players; Yggdra carries the plot completely. At least they're not actually a couple.



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29th Nov '16 3:03:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'' rendition of Literature/SleepingBeauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.
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* The ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'' rendition of Literature/SleepingBeauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.
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29th Nov '16 3:03:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* The FaerieTaleTheatre rendition of Sleeping Beauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.

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* The FaerieTaleTheatre ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'' rendition of Sleeping Beauty Literature/SleepingBeauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.
29th Nov '16 12:16:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Princess Leia. He's snarky and {{badass}} smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of LaResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire.]]

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Princess Leia. He's snarky and {{badass}} badass smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of LaResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire.]]
11th Nov '16 2:55:30 PM Berrenta
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Subtrope of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Often related to GirlsNeedRoleModels.

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Subtrope of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Often related to GirlsNeedRoleModels.
MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial.
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