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13th Apr '17 5:27:57 PM Mooncalf
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** In the IDW ''Friends Forever'' comics, Shining Armor calls out Prince Blueblood's palanquin for the opulent display that this trope entails. The servants actually defend Blueblood, saying they enjoy the job benefits and appreciate how the weight is distributed painlessly across their shoulders.

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** In the IDW ''Friends Forever'' comics, Shining Armor calls out Prince Blueblood's palanquin for the opulent display that this trope entails. The servants actually defend Blueblood, saying they enjoy the job benefits and appreciate how the weight is distributed painlessly across their shoulders. [[spoiler:At the end, the palanquin is used to cart home all the souvenirs, gifts and trade goods Blueblood managed to acquire through savvy dealing, while he walks on his own without any problems whatsoever.]]
12th Feb '17 9:27:49 AM Lullabee
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** In ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', the Patrician gives [[CowboyCop Vimes]] a sedan chair as a wedding present, which he is obligated to use. This is something of a double insult, as Vimes both loves walking (it helps him concentrate) and ''hates'' the idea of nobility being above the common people. Naturally, the one time it's seen, Vimes tells one of the servants to get in and carries the chair himself.

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** In ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', the Patrician gives [[CowboyCop Vimes]] a sedan chair as a wedding present, which he is obligated to use. This is something of a double insult, as Vimes both loves walking (it helps him concentrate) and ''hates'' the idea of nobility being above the common people. Naturally, the one time it's seen, Vimes tells one of the servants to get in and carries the chair himself. (His legs are "beginning to give out" by the time he gets where he's going.)
20th Jan '17 7:51:52 AM jamespolk
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* ''[[Film/{{Cleopatra 1934}} Cleopatra]]'': Cleopatra tries this when she wants to make a good impression prior to surrendering to Octavian.
28th Dec '16 12:29:53 AM intastiel
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* The dark Sidhe Aurelia occasionally travels by sedan chair in the ''[[MercedesLackey Doubled Edge]]'' novels. In her case, it's because steering the slaves via magical torture produces more magical power than she's expending.

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* The In the ''Doubled Edge'' novels by Creator/MercedesLackey, the dark Sidhe Aurelia occasionally travels by sedan chair chair, in the ''[[MercedesLackey Doubled Edge]]'' novels. In her case, it's part because steering the slaves via magical torture produces more magical power than she's expending.



* In Literature/BelisariusSeries this is used as a method to hide a refugee princess.

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* In Literature/BelisariusSeries the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'' this is used as a method to hide a refugee princess.



* In the prequel novels of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', the MadGod Torak takes this UpToEleven by traveling in an iron castle on wheels, pulled by hundreds of his priests.

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* In Exaggerated in the prequel novels of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', ''Literature/TheBelgariad'': the MadGod PhysicalGod Torak takes this UpToEleven by traveling travels in an iron castle on wheels, pulled by hundreds a full herd of horses and a thousand of his priests.priests. It's one of many signs of his narcissistic [[MadGod insanity]] and disregard for his followers.



* In ''WebAnimation/LesKassos'', a parody of Frodo and Sam from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' has Froton riding on not-Sam 's shoulders while badmouthing him.

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* In ''WebAnimation/LesKassos'', a parody of Frodo and Sam from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' has Froton riding on not-Sam 's not-Sam's shoulders while badmouthing him.
23rd Dec '16 11:47:23 PM intastiel
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* In the prequel novels of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', the MadGod Torak takes this UpToEleven by traveling in an iron castle on wheels, pulled by hundreds of his priests.
10th Aug '16 9:56:46 PM PaulA
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* In James Clavell's ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', all of the important female characters (and not a small number of the important male characters) traveled this way when going long distances.

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* In James Clavell's ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'', all of the important female characters (and not a small number of the important male characters) traveled this way when going long distances.
10th Aug '16 6:55:26 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': In the prologue, En Sabah Nur stands on an extravagant litter carried by his servants, and it's an indicator of his position as the god-king of Ancient Egypt.

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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': In the prologue, En Sabah Nur stands on an extravagant litter carried by 24 of his servants, and it's an indicator of his position as the god-king of Ancient Egypt.
17th Jul '16 8:43:26 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': In the prologue, En Sabah Nur stands on an extravagant litter carried by his servants, and it's an indicator of his position as the god-king of Ancient Egypt.
19th Jun '16 12:19:37 AM nombretomado
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* During the River of Doubt expedition organized by TheodoreRoosevelt, one member of the party managed to piss Roosevelt off royally by demanding that he have some of their porters carry him in a sedan chair because "Indians were made to carry priests". Roosevelt repeatedly refused the demands, both out of respect for the porters and their commander and because it was a deeply inefficient use of manpower; when the priest kept requesting anyway, Roosevelt gathered the expedition's leaders, and they en masse forced him to go back to America.

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* During the River of Doubt expedition organized by TheodoreRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, one member of the party managed to piss Roosevelt off royally by demanding that he have some of their porters carry him in a sedan chair because "Indians were made to carry priests". Roosevelt repeatedly refused the demands, both out of respect for the porters and their commander and because it was a deeply inefficient use of manpower; when the priest kept requesting anyway, Roosevelt gathered the expedition's leaders, and they en masse forced him to go back to America.
24th Apr '16 8:05:26 PM TARINunit9
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** In the IDW ''Friends Forever'' comics, Shining Armor calls out Prince Blueblood's palanquin for the opulent display that this trope entails. The servants actually defend Blueblood, saying they enjoy the job benefits and appreciate how the weight is distributed painlessly across their shoulders.



* Trina from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' has her friend, Mina, to carry her on piggypack when she dosen't feel like walking.

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* Trina from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' has her friend, Mina, to carry her on piggypack when she dosen't doesn't feel like walking.
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