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21st May '17 12:54:10 PM nombretomado
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* They abound in the Elrich setting from TheWanderersLibrary. Some of them are cabbages.
* Phase knows plenty of them in the WhateleyUniverse, because he's the ShelteredAristocrat. He includes his older sister Heather in the category, and his cousin Paris (yes, that Paris). Tansy Walcutt would fall into this category too, but she got superpowers, and now she's busy being the AlphaBitch.

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* They abound in the Elrich setting from TheWanderersLibrary.''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary''. Some of them are cabbages.
* Phase knows plenty of them in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, because he's the ShelteredAristocrat. He includes his older sister Heather in the category, and his cousin Paris (yes, that Paris). Tansy Walcutt would fall into this category too, but she got superpowers, and now she's busy being the AlphaBitch.
7th May '17 7:27:36 AM eroock
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[[quoteright:244:[[Series/{{Blackadder}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Prince_George2_378.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:244:Sometimes the gene pool needs a heavy dose of chlorine.]]

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[[quoteright:244:[[Series/{{Blackadder}} [[quoteright:250:[[Series/{{Blackadder}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Prince_George2_378.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prince_george.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:244:Sometimes [[caption-width-right:250:Sometimes the gene pool needs a heavy dose of chlorine.]]
28th Apr '17 9:27:17 AM Golondrina
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* Subverted with ''[[{{Walkyverse}} It's Walky's]]'' Jason Chesterfield: he has the name, the nationality, the accent (explicitly, despite the comic being written), the costume (bowtie and dinner jacket, at all times), the rich relatives, the lack of a job when we first meet him, and is certainly an embarrassment to his family... and yet is also a competent agent and one of the only main characters whose record contains no severe mental incidents. He's also from a parallel universe where England produces ninjas ("Britjas"). Some slack must be cut.

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* Subverted with ''[[{{Walkyverse}} It's Walky's]]'' ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'''s Jason Chesterfield: he has the name, the nationality, the accent (explicitly, despite the comic being written), the costume (bowtie and dinner jacket, at all times), the rich relatives, the lack of a job when we first meet him, and is certainly an embarrassment to his family... and yet is also a competent agent and one of the only main characters whose record contains no severe mental incidents. He's also from a parallel universe where England produces ninjas ("Britjas"). Some slack must be cut.
23rd Apr '17 10:14:59 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/SorcererToTheCrown'', Rollo (actually Robert Henry Algernon) is a perfect example of this trope. When he first appears, he asks Zacharias to hold a speech at a school for young ladies in his stead, as Rollo feels he has absolutely no idea what to say, and is too afraid of his aunt Georgiana (who asked him to hold the speech) to refuse, but Zacharias would make such a good replacement that the aunt would have no reason to complain.
12th Apr '17 1:42:22 PM ironballs16
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** Incidentally, the portrayal of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover George IV]] as an Upper-Class Twit (providing the trope image) in ''Blackadder the Third'' is more or less spot-on; he was fond of partying, had no idea how to use money (he got into over the equivalent of £5,000,000 in debt before taking the throne ''two or three different times''), and is generally considered to have been a bad king (his [[SpareToTheThrone brother William]], who was almost as dissolute in his youth, is much better-regarded, having taken up a career in the Royal Navy and surprised everybody by being pretty good at it, although he scandalised the upper classes by preferring to walk rather than ride the royal carriage). Indeed, some historians regard Laurie's portrayal of George as overly kind; the actual prince/monarch was ridiculously obese, and, by the time of the late Regency, rather mean-spirited, while Laurie's Prince is at least reasonably fit and well-meaning (if stupid).

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** Incidentally, the portrayal of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover George IV]] as an Upper-Class Twit (providing the trope image) in ''Blackadder the Third'' is more or less spot-on; he was fond of partying, had no idea how to use money (he got into over the equivalent of £5,000,000 in debt before taking the throne ''two or three different times''), and is generally considered to have been a bad king (his [[SpareToTheThrone brother William]], who was almost as dissolute in his youth, is much better-regarded, having taken up a career in the Royal Navy and surprised everybody by being pretty good at it, although he scandalised the upper classes by preferring to walk rather than ride the royal carriage). Indeed, some historians regard Laurie's portrayal of George as overly kind; the actual prince/monarch was ridiculously obese, and, by the time of the late Regency, rather mean-spirited, while Laurie's Prince is at least reasonably fit and well-meaning (if stupid). Funnily enough, this gets a possible explanation in the season finale, [[spoiler: as George was challenged to a duel, so he swapped roles with Blackadder (his butler), only to be shot and killed anyway, allowing ''Blackadder'' to assume his identity]].
8th Apr '17 11:47:30 PM Vox
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Usually used as a foil for TheJeeves or some other more intelligent character. The male Upper-Class Twit is often a prime target for {{Gold Digger}}s.

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Usually used as a foil for TheJeeves or some other more intelligent but lower-class character. The male Upper-Class Twit is often a prime target for {{Gold Digger}}s.
3rd Mar '17 2:12:31 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In the course of his career Literature/CiaphasCain met exactly ''two'' planetary governors who were both competent and loyal, both of whom suffered unfortunate fates later. The rest were treacherous and/or blithering idiots due to generations of aristocratic inbreeding.

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* In the course of his career Literature/CiaphasCain ''Literature/CiaphasCain'', THE HERO OF THE IMPERIUM met exactly ''two'' planetary governors who were both competent and loyal, both of whom suffered unfortunate fates later. The rest were treacherous and/or blithering idiots due to generations of aristocratic inbreeding.


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Tiza has a special name for these kinds of people, "tent", after the big and flouncy clothes they wear. It means "a dainty and/or weak person, most often wealthy, who never does any sort of work and forces others to wait on them hand and foot".
20th Feb '17 9:30:48 PM Elan
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* A large portion of the cast of BeverlyHillsTeens could count as this, as they are all so rich and pampered that they have no idea how to perform basic tasks. In practice though this best applies to Bianca and Pierce, the most commonly antagonistic characters, as in addition to their wealth and privilege, they tend to be snobby, thoughtless, and rude.

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* A large portion of the cast of BeverlyHillsTeens WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens could count as this, as they are all so rich and pampered that they have no idea how to perform basic tasks. In practice though this best applies to Bianca and Pierce, the most commonly antagonistic characters, as in addition to their wealth and privilege, they tend to be snobby, thoughtless, and rude.
20th Feb '17 9:29:12 PM Elan
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* A large portion of the cast of BeverlyHillsTeens could count as this, as they are all so rich and pampered that they have no idea how to perform basic tasks. In practice though this best applies to Bianca and Pierce, the most commonly antagonistic characters, as in addition to their wealth and privilege, they tend to be snobby, thoughtless, and rude.
20th Feb '17 9:19:11 PM Elan
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*** Lord Rust is such a powerful example of this trope that it ''bends reality''. Every military battle he's ever been in has led to the wholesale slaughter of his troops, and yet he himself is never harmed, despite always fighting from the front lines (if nothing else, he is quite brave). He is simply so utterly convinced that he can come to no harm that it becomes true.
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