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* Lir from Creator/PeterSBeagle's ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'', after he's changed by having been in love with Amalthea.

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* Lir from Creator/PeterSBeagle's ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'', after he's his views have been changed by having been being in love with Amalthea.



** Prince Rhaegar Targaryen is remembered like this by many.

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** Prince Rhaegar Targaryen is remembered like as this by many.



** In ''A Dance With Dragons'', we find that [[spoiler: Varys planned to deliberately engineer the long-lost Aegon into one of these]].

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** In ''A Dance With Dragons'', we find that [[spoiler: Varys [[spoiler:Varys planned to deliberately engineer the claimed long-lost Aegon into one of these]].



* Rand al'Thor in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is often accused of arrogance, but considering how many powers he has gathered to himself personally and to his title as the Dragon Reborn, much of this is really a wise confidence. [[spoiler: This wisdom derails itself more than a little when he begins to go insane from the taint on the source of magic]] in the books. He gets better, though, later on and becomes this trope full-bore along with a healthy does of AllLovingHero.

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* Rand al'Thor in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is often accused of arrogance, but considering how many powers he has gathered to himself personally and to his title as the Dragon Reborn, much of this is really a wise confidence. [[spoiler: This wisdom derails itself more than a little when he begins to go insane from the taint on the source of magic]] in the books. He gets better, though, later on and fully becomes this trope full-bore trope, along with a healthy does of AllLovingHero.



* Marie Antoinette in ''TheBadQueen'' tries to invoke wisdom in her daughter, the Madame Royale [[ShelteredAristocrat Marie-Therese]], and help her gain a more realistic and compassionate view of the world. To that end, she makes the orphaned daughter of a servant the princess's companion, and allows the girl to share in all privileges which Madame Royale enjoys.

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* Marie Antoinette in ''TheBadQueen'' tries to invoke encourage wisdom in her daughter, the Madame Royale [[ShelteredAristocrat Marie-Therese]], and help her gain a more realistic and compassionate view of the world. To that end, she makes the orphaned daughter of a servant the princess's companion, and allows the girl to share in all privileges which Madame Royale enjoys.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow, the highborn [[HeroicBastard illegitimate son]] of Lord Eddard Stark who is looking for his purpose in life. Jon begins as a WideEyedIdealist ShelteredAristocrat raised in a [[TooHappyToLive loving family with his half-siblings]] by their [[GoodParents father]] Ned Stark but is resented by his father's wife for being the son of [[MissingMom another woman]]. After he fulfills his CallToAdventure by [[JumpedAtTheCall joining]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the Night's Watch]] like his CoolUncle, Jon starts to see the world for [[CrapsackWorld what it is]] (like his siblings simultaneously do after everyone leaves home), experiences [[TraumaCongaLine its harsh realities]], and [[TheHerosJourney develops into]] one of the primary [[TheHero heroes]] in the story. Though pretty impulsive, somber and angsty, he is kind, [[HonorBeforeReason honorable]], and only wants to protect his people. He finds himself in positions of [[ReluctantRuler leadership he did not ask for]] as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and the King in the North; does his best to make the [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight morally right]] decision; and is [[LivingLegend skilled in combat]] but doesn't enjoy killing. It is later revealed Jon ''is'' [[spoiler:a prince and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. He is [[LostOrphanedRoyalty the hidden trueborn son]] of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister. To save Jon's life from the current ruling regime, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold Ned claimed his nephew Jon as his own illegitimate son to protect him]] and [[{{Nephewism}} raised Jon as his own child]].]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow, the highborn [[HeroicBastard illegitimate son]] of Lord Eddard Stark who is looking for his purpose in life. Jon begins as a WideEyedIdealist ShelteredAristocrat raised in a [[TooHappyToLive loving family with his half-siblings]] by their [[GoodParents father]] Ned Stark but is resented by his father's wife for being wife, the mother of Jon's siblings, as Jon is the son of [[MissingMom another woman]]. After he fulfills his CallToAdventure by [[JumpedAtTheCall joining]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the Night's Watch]] like his CoolUncle, Jon starts to see the world for [[CrapsackWorld what it is]] (like his siblings simultaneously do after everyone leaves home), experiences [[TraumaCongaLine its harsh realities]], and [[TheHerosJourney develops into]] one of the primary [[TheHero heroes]] in the story. Though pretty impulsive, somber and angsty, he is kind, [[HonorBeforeReason honorable]], and only wants to protect his people. He finds himself in positions of [[ReluctantRuler leadership he did not ask for]] as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and the King in the North; does his best to make the [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight morally right]] decision; and is [[LivingLegend skilled in combat]] but doesn't enjoy killing. It is later revealed Jon ''is'' [[spoiler:a prince and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. He is [[LostOrphanedRoyalty the hidden trueborn son]] of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister. To save Jon's life from the current ruling regime, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold Ned claimed his nephew Jon as his own illegitimate son to protect him]] and [[{{Nephewism}} raised Jon as his own child]].]]
9th Sep '17 11:14:50 AM cherrychels
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow, the highborn [[HeroicBastard illegitimate son]] of Lord Eddard Stark. Jon starts off the series as a WideEyedIdealist ShelteredAristocrat raised in a [[TooHappyToLive loving family with his half-siblings]] by their [[GoodParents father]], Ned Stark. After he fulfills his CallToAdventure by [[JumpedAtTheCall joining]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the Night's Watch]] like his CoolUncle, Jon starts to see the world for [[CrapsackWorld what it is]] (like his siblings simultaneously do after everyone leaves home), experiences [[TraumaCongaLine its harsh realities]], and [[TheHerosJourney develops into]] one of the primary [[TheHero heroes]] in the story. Though pretty impulsive, somber and angsty, he is kind, [[HonorBeforeReason honorable]], and only wants to protect his people. He finds himself in positions of [[ReluctantRuler leadership he did not ask for]] as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and the King in the North; does his best to make the [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight morally right]] decision; and is [[LivingLegend skilled in combat]] but doesn't enjoy killing. It is later revealed Jon ''is'' [[spoiler:a prince and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. He is [[LostOrphanedRoyalty the hidden trueborn son]] of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister. To save Jon's life from the current ruling regime, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold Ned claimed his nephew Jon as his own illegitimate son to protect him]] and [[{{Nephewism}} raised Jon as his own child]].]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow, the highborn [[HeroicBastard illegitimate son]] of Lord Eddard Stark. Stark who is looking for his purpose in life. Jon starts off the series begins as a WideEyedIdealist ShelteredAristocrat raised in a [[TooHappyToLive loving family with his half-siblings]] by their [[GoodParents father]], father]] Ned Stark.Stark but is resented by his father's wife for being the son of [[MissingMom another woman]]. After he fulfills his CallToAdventure by [[JumpedAtTheCall joining]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the Night's Watch]] like his CoolUncle, Jon starts to see the world for [[CrapsackWorld what it is]] (like his siblings simultaneously do after everyone leaves home), experiences [[TraumaCongaLine its harsh realities]], and [[TheHerosJourney develops into]] one of the primary [[TheHero heroes]] in the story. Though pretty impulsive, somber and angsty, he is kind, [[HonorBeforeReason honorable]], and only wants to protect his people. He finds himself in positions of [[ReluctantRuler leadership he did not ask for]] as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and the King in the North; does his best to make the [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight morally right]] decision; and is [[LivingLegend skilled in combat]] but doesn't enjoy killing. It is later revealed Jon ''is'' [[spoiler:a prince and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. He is [[LostOrphanedRoyalty the hidden trueborn son]] of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister. To save Jon's life from the current ruling regime, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold Ned claimed his nephew Jon as his own illegitimate son to protect him]] and [[{{Nephewism}} raised Jon as his own child]].]]
8th Sep '17 4:08:26 AM cherrychels
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow, the highborn [[HeroicBastard illegitimate son]] of Lord Eddard Stark. Jon starts off the series as a WideEyedIdealist ShelteredAristocrat raised in a [[TooHappyToLive loving family with his half-siblings]] by their [[GoodParents father]], Ned Stark. After he fulfills his CallToAdventure by [[JumpedAtTheCall joining]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the Night's Watch]] like his CoolUncle, Jon starts to see the world for [[CrapsackWorld what it is]] (like his siblings simultaneously do after everyone leaves home), and [[TheHerosJourney develops into]] one of the primary [[TheHero heroes]] in the story. He is kind, [[HonorBeforeReason honorable]], and only wants to protect his people. He finds himself in positions of [[ReluctantRuler leadership he did not ask for]] as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and the King in the North; does his best to make the [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight morally right]] decision; and is [[LivingLegend skilled in combat]] but doesn't enjoy killing. It is later revealed Jon ''is'' [[spoiler:a prince and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. He is [[LostOrphanedRoyalty the hidden trueborn son]] of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister. To save Jon's life from the current ruling regime, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold Ned claimed his nephew Jon as his own illegitimate son to protect him]] and [[{{Nephewism}} raised Jon as his own child]].]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow, the highborn [[HeroicBastard illegitimate son]] of Lord Eddard Stark. Jon starts off the series as a WideEyedIdealist ShelteredAristocrat raised in a [[TooHappyToLive loving family with his half-siblings]] by their [[GoodParents father]], Ned Stark. After he fulfills his CallToAdventure by [[JumpedAtTheCall joining]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the Night's Watch]] like his CoolUncle, Jon starts to see the world for [[CrapsackWorld what it is]] (like his siblings simultaneously do after everyone leaves home), experiences [[TraumaCongaLine its harsh realities]], and [[TheHerosJourney develops into]] one of the primary [[TheHero heroes]] in the story. He Though pretty impulsive, somber and angsty, he is kind, [[HonorBeforeReason honorable]], and only wants to protect his people. He finds himself in positions of [[ReluctantRuler leadership he did not ask for]] as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and the King in the North; does his best to make the [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight morally right]] decision; and is [[LivingLegend skilled in combat]] but doesn't enjoy killing. It is later revealed Jon ''is'' [[spoiler:a prince and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. He is [[LostOrphanedRoyalty the hidden trueborn son]] of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister. To save Jon's life from the current ruling regime, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold Ned claimed his nephew Jon as his own illegitimate son to protect him]] and [[{{Nephewism}} raised Jon as his own child]].]]
8th Sep '17 3:56:15 AM cherrychels
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow, the highborn [[HeroicBastard illegitimate son]] of Lord Eddard Stark. Jon starts off the series as a WideEyedIdealist ShelteredAristocrat raised in a [[TooHappyToLive loving family with his half-siblings]] by their [[GoodParents father]], Ned Stark. After he fulfills his CallToAdventure by [[JumpedAtTheCall joining]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the Night's Watch]] like his CoolUncle, Jon starts to see the world for [[CrapsackWorld what it is]] (like his siblings simultaneously do after everyone leaves home), and [[TheHerosJourney develops into]] one of the primary [[TheHero heroes]] in the story. He is kind, [[HonorBeforeReason honorable]], and only wants to protect his people. He finds himself in positions of [[ReluctantRuler leadership he did not ask for]] as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and the King in the North; does his best to make the [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight morally right]] decision; and is [[LivingLegend skilled in combat]] but doesn't enjoy killing. It is later revealed Jon ''is'' [[spoiler:a prince and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. He is [[LostOrphanedRoyalty the hidden trueborn son]] of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister. To save Jon's life from the current ruling regime, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold Ned claimed his nephew Jon as his own illegitimate son to protect him]] and [[{{Nephewism}} raised Jon as his own child]].]]
15th Jul '17 3:10:29 PM nombretomado
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* King George VI was one of the best examples. He was quiet, shy, respectable, and would have preferred being a clerk to being a King. A general all round ActionSurvivor. He thought he was ill-suited to his job and was something of an IronWoobie. But he provided still-renowned leadership during WorldWarII and is, to this day, one of Britain's best-loved monarchs, perhaps because of those qualities rather than despite them; for it is easier to suffer blood, toil, tears, and sweat if one knows that the King is trying to as well. In a way he was TheCaretaker to the entire British Empire.

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* King George VI was one of the best examples. He was quiet, shy, respectable, and would have preferred being a clerk to being a King. A general all round ActionSurvivor. He thought he was ill-suited to his job and was something of an IronWoobie. But he provided still-renowned leadership during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and is, to this day, one of Britain's best-loved monarchs, perhaps because of those qualities rather than despite them; for it is easier to suffer blood, toil, tears, and sweat if one knows that the King is trying to as well. In a way he was TheCaretaker to the entire British Empire.
2nd Jun '17 4:28:21 PM Abodos
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** Prince Sidon from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. He's a kind and gentle prince who cares deeply for his people and some of the younger Zora you can talk to praise him for how he addresses problems, like looking for a Hylian to help handle shock arrows since Zora can't, even if it upsets the elders. [[spoiler:It's also a subtle detail but unlike his father he seemed to expect that his sister Mipha really was killed when Vah Ruta was taken over, instead of merely being trapped inside it for a century.]]
6th May '17 11:51:59 AM erforce
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* Prince Aikka of ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers''.
* Proteus from ''{{Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas}}''.

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* %%* Prince Aikka of ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers''.
* %%* Proteus from ''{{Sinbad ''WesternAnimation/{{Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas}}''.



* Alexander of Scotland in ''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight.''

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* %%* Alexander of Scotland in ''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight.''
22nd Apr '17 5:30:20 PM nombretomado
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* Prince [[CanonName Freyjadour "Frey"/Faroush/Ardil]] Falenas, the main character in ''SuikodenV'', fights to protect (ahem) "the crown [he] will never wear," as Falena is a Queendom. That means his little sister will be the lady in charge one day, despite the fact that everyone around the Prince says he'd be an insightful and beneficent leader. The player first catches up with the Prince after his mother sent him on an errand just so he could ''see'' real suffering; Konami might well have written the character with this Trope in mind.

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* Prince [[CanonName Freyjadour "Frey"/Faroush/Ardil]] Falenas, the main character in ''SuikodenV'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'', fights to protect (ahem) "the crown [he] will never wear," as Falena is a Queendom. That means his little sister will be the lady in charge one day, despite the fact that everyone around the Prince says he'd be an insightful and beneficent leader. The player first catches up with the Prince after his mother sent him on an errand just so he could ''see'' real suffering; Konami might well have written the character with this Trope in mind.
26th Mar '17 2:14:31 PM nombretomado
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* Prince Yumil from ''OgreBattle 64'' is one of these, complete with EvilPrince brother [[spoiler:until he gets possessed by Danika and goes crazy, at least]]

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* Prince Yumil from ''OgreBattle 64'' ''VideoGame/OgreBattle64'' is one of these, complete with EvilPrince brother [[spoiler:until he gets possessed by Danika and goes crazy, at least]]
18th Mar '17 6:49:37 PM Anorgil
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* Kael'thas Sunstrider, last Prince of [[OurElvesAreBetter Quel'Thalas]], fit this trope to a tee in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: The Frozen Throne''. Not [[FaceHeelTurn so]] [[TheCaligula much]] in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.

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* Kael'thas Sunstrider, last Prince of [[OurElvesAreBetter Quel'Thalas]], fit this trope to a tee in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: at the beginning of''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: The Frozen Throne''. Not [[FaceHeelTurn so]] [[TheCaligula much]] in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.Throne'' (although agreeing to serve Kil'jaeden towards the end of that game was his StartOfDarkness, and by ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' he was an outright Caligula.)
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