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16th Apr '17 2:15:58 PM JoeMerl
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* Played with on ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}''. [[spoiler: Echo is implanted with the mind of a rich woman who has been murdered to sniff out her killer. All the clues suggest that its her hunky trophy husband in it for the money. In fact, they were {{Red Herring}}s as the husband actually loved her dearly, and the son was the killer because of his jealousy over the husband.]]

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* Played with on ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}''. [[spoiler: Echo is implanted with the mind of a rich woman who has been murdered murdered, and now wants to sniff out [[WhodunnitToMe discover her killer. All own killer]]. The woman had a young, attractive husband whom she truly loved, but who is now one of the suspects, along with her two adult children. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Though most of the clues suggest that its point to him]], it was actually her hunky trophy husband son, in it for the money. In fact, they were {{Red Herring}}s as part because he was jealous of how much she lavished on the husband actually loved her dearly, and the son was the killer because instead of his jealousy over the husband.]]him]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Marge became a successful businesswoman, Homer met up with other Trophy Husbands [[spoiler:(whose wifes had dumped their Homer-like first husbands - well, for the most part)]] who try to teach him about their way of life. They make him fear Marge would dump him for a man better suited for trophy husband role. [[spoiler:One of the "trophy husbands" was actually a first husband who had completely made himself over; Homer tries to follow his footsteps.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Marge became a successful businesswoman, Homer met up with other Trophy Husbands [[spoiler:(whose wifes had dumped discovers that most of her peers have divorced their Homer-like Homer-esque first husbands - well, for the most part)]] who try younger, attractive men, and he begins to teach him about their way of life. They make him fear that Marge would dump him for a man better suited for trophy husband role. [[spoiler:One will do the same. One of the "trophy husbands" was actually a first husband who had completely made himself over; Homer tries to follow his footsteps.]]
1st Feb '17 12:59:16 AM ectostar
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* Occasional SpiderMan villain [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain (the term should be used loosely)]] the White Rabbit claims she was once this to an elderly millionaire named Lewis Dogson, and the reason she can even get any Mooks to work for her is because she can pay them better than they could get anywhere else, seeing as she inherited his fortune. (She claimed that she [[BlackWidow "cleverly bumped Dogson off"]] and that [[OutWithABang "he died happy"]], but very little of what she says [[CloudCuckooLander should be taken at face value.]])

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* Occasional SpiderMan villain [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain (the term should be used loosely)]] the White Rabbit claims she was once this to an elderly millionaire named Lewis Dogson, and the reason she can even get any Mooks to work for her is because she can pay them better than they could get anywhere else, seeing as she inherited his fortune. (She claimed that she [[BlackWidow "cleverly bumped Dogson off"]] and that [[OutWithABang "he died happy"]], but very little of what she says [[CloudCuckooLander should be taken at face value.]]) value]].)



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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the protagonist's father reveals on his deathbed that he thinks he should have married Stala (the illegitimate daughter of a nobleman) instead of Muellen (her legitimate half-sister), and regrets his decision to marry Muellen because he was too proud to marry a commoner. [[{{Jerkass}} He says all this while Muellen and her children are present.]] Even worse, he abused Muellen and the kids, so he's adding insult to injury.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the protagonist's father reveals on his deathbed that he thinks he should have married Stala (the illegitimate daughter of a nobleman) instead of Muellen (her legitimate half-sister), and regrets his decision to marry Muellen because he was too proud to marry a commoner. [[{{Jerkass}} He says all this while Muellen and her children are present.]] present]]. Even worse, he abused Muellen and the kids, so he's adding insult to injury.






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29th Jan '17 8:36:18 AM DarkMask
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'' features pretentious jerk Richard being married to a handsome heterosexual trophy husband, Jeremy, whom he stalked and harassed into hooking up with him. Jeremy is forced to stay at home and take care of the house (and accept Richard's sexual advances against his will) in exchange for being taken care of, as well as have Richard finally leave Jeremy's real wife and family alone.
27th Nov '16 3:10:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''OfMiceAndMen'', Curly's wife is this. He tries to keep her shut up in their house, threatening anyone who shows any attention to her, and generally leaves her feeling isolated and miserable. This leads to her trying to find workers who don't run for the hills when she flirts with them, and [[spoiler:sadly leads to her letting Lennie stroke her hair, in turn causing her to die when he begins shaking her violently.]]
* In ''TheHorseAndHisBoy,'' Aravis Tharkeena [[RunawayBride ran away from home]] to ''avert'' the trope. Not helped by how her "fiancè" is [[OldManMarryingAChild a much older]] SmugSnake, or by how the marriage was arranged by her [[ParentWithNewParamour much loathed]] WickedStepmother.

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* In ''OfMiceAndMen'', ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'', Curly's wife is this. He tries to keep her shut up in their house, threatening anyone who shows any attention to her, and generally leaves her feeling isolated and miserable. This leads to her trying to find workers who don't run for the hills when she flirts with them, and [[spoiler:sadly leads to her letting Lennie stroke her hair, in turn causing her to die when he begins shaking her violently.]]
* In ''TheHorseAndHisBoy,'' ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy,'' Aravis Tharkeena [[RunawayBride ran away from home]] to ''avert'' the trope. Not helped by how her "fiancè" is [[OldManMarryingAChild a much older]] SmugSnake, or by how the marriage was arranged by her [[ParentWithNewParamour much loathed]] WickedStepmother.
20th Oct '16 5:31:52 PM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Chief Burguk of Dushnikh Yal's latest wife, Shel, is dressed in tavern wench clothing and does nothing but walk around. His other two wives, Arob and Gharol, are respectively manning the stronghold's walls and working the forge. Being [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]], you'd think that being able to either forge steel or use it would be the ultimate trophy wife trait, but apparently Burguk thinks differently.
17th Sep '16 2:10:39 AM Furienna
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* In Literature/TheBible, Esther is chosen to be King Ahasuerus' queen, to replace Vashti, whom he had executed. An atypical example both because Esther was basically forced into it, and, though chosen largely for her looks, she actually turns out to be a {{Guile Hero}}ine who uses her position to save her people from genocide.

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* In Literature/TheBible, Esther is chosen to be King Ahasuerus' queen, queen to replace Vashti, whom he had executed.the banished Vashti. An atypical example both because Esther was basically forced into it, and, though chosen largely for her looks, she actually turns out to be a {{Guile Hero}}ine who uses her position to save her people from genocide.
14th Sep '16 9:13:41 AM jamespolk
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* In ''[[Film/TheMerryWidow1925 The Merry Widow]]'' this is the explicit deal, as creepy Baron Sadoja offers Sally the show girl not only money and power, but status and the chance to embarrass the royal family, as Sally was engaged to marry Prince Danilo before the King and Queen vetoed the wedding.

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* In ''[[Film/TheMerryWidow1925 The Merry Widow]]'' this is the explicit deal, as creepy Baron Sadoja offers Sally the show girl showgirl not only money and power, but status and the chance to embarrass the royal family, as Sally was engaged to marry Prince Danilo before the King and Queen vetoed the wedding.


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* ''Film/ThePowerAndTheGlory'': After Tom executes a hostile takeover of another railroad, the railroad's former owner basically throws his sexy daughter Eve at Tom out of desperation. It works, as Tom dumps his age-appropriate first wife Sally and marries Eve, who is young enough to be his daughter. Terrible tragedy ensues.
25th Jun '16 10:03:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ashley-Amber from ''{{Daria}},'' [[DumbBlonde Brittany]]'s stepmother. A former beer spokeswoman, she met her husband at a photo shoot; he's twenty years older than her. Ashley-Amber seems to be a typical DumbBlonde, but interestingly, [[AllThereInTheManual a tie-in book notes]] that she's been learning about joint property law behind her husband's back.

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* Ashley-Amber from ''{{Daria}},'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' [[DumbBlonde Brittany]]'s stepmother. A former beer spokeswoman, she met her husband at a photo shoot; he's twenty years older than her. Ashley-Amber seems to be a typical DumbBlonde, but interestingly, [[AllThereInTheManual a tie-in book notes]] that she's been learning about joint property law behind her husband's back.



* Nanette Manoir's mother from ''AngelaAnaconda'' is implied to be this.
* Kelly from ''TotalDrama'': The Ridonculous Race is said to be on by WordOfGod

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* Nanette Manoir's mother from ''AngelaAnaconda'' ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' is implied to be this.
* Kelly from ''TotalDrama'': ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': The Ridonculous Race is said to be on by WordOfGod
14th May '16 11:34:46 PM nombretomado
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* Katherine Wellington from ''HarpersIsland''. She even admits it.
* Jane Siegel Sterling on ''MadMen''. Roger Sterling throws over his wife of many years, Mona, for his sexy secretary. He soon tires of her, although she seems sincerely devoted to him. Don Draper marries his sexy secretary at the end of Season 4, although this is a less perfect example, as Don is about 15 years older than his wife as opposed to about 30 years between Roger and Jane, and Don's wife becomes his work colleague as well.

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* Katherine Wellington from ''HarpersIsland''.''Series/HarpersIsland''. She even admits it.
* Jane Siegel Sterling on ''MadMen''.''Series/MadMen''. Roger Sterling throws over his wife of many years, Mona, for his sexy secretary. He soon tires of her, although she seems sincerely devoted to him. Don Draper marries his sexy secretary at the end of Season 4, although this is a less perfect example, as Don is about 15 years older than his wife as opposed to about 30 years between Roger and Jane, and Don's wife becomes his work colleague as well.
24th Apr '16 9:01:16 PM MsChibi
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He might have found her at college where she was going to get some education before leaving with her MRSDegree.

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He might have found her at college where she was going to get some education before leaving with her MRSDegree.
MRSDegree. Or, she may have started out as TheMistress, and then at some point, her husband divorced his first wife to start a new life with ''her''.
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