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10th Sep '16 11:09:08 AM WillKeaton
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* Tim Nice-But-Dim from the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Enfield%27s_Television_Programme Harry Enfield's Television Programme]]''.

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* Tim Nice-But-Dim from the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Enfield%27s_Television_Programme Harry Enfield's Television Programme]]''.Programme.]]''
10th Sep '16 11:08:33 AM WillKeaton
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** [[TropeNamers Named]] for the sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqObJtGrKaA "Upper Class Twit of the Year"]], where five Upper-Class Twits compete in events like "Kicking the Beggar" and "Taking the Bras Off the Debutantes", finishing with the winner being the first to shoot himself.

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** [[TropeNamers Named]] for the sketch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqObJtGrKaA "Upper Class Twit of the Year"]], Year,"]] where five Upper-Class Twits compete in events like "Kicking the Beggar" and "Taking the Bras Off the Debutantes", Debutantes," finishing with the winner being the first to shoot himself.
20th Aug '16 12:26:05 PM MGD107
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* Piers Fletcher-Dervish in ''Series/TheNewStatesman''.


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* Piers Fletcher-Dervish in ''Series/TheNewStatesman''.
18th Aug '16 7:56:53 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Ivan Vorpatril does such a good impression of this he even fools his immediate family -- until he thoroughly blows his cover in ''A Civil Campaign''. The considering look in his Imperial cousin's eye tells Ivan he is going to seriously regret comming out of his closet.
** Considering that Miles picks Ivan as an assistant when doing an Imperial Audit on Imp Sec of all places long before that, one would guess that he wasn't really fooled as much as he pretended to be.
** By Vorrutyer is a more extreme version both in the degree to which he takes his "twitiness"(Ivan's image is no worse then a [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob lazy]] and [[ChivalrousPervert oversexed]] but reasonably likeable courtier; By attends orgies well supplied with drugs and drink), and in the goal of his perceived "twitiness"(Ivan just wants to make sure he looks to stupid for someone to tag him as a front for deadly court intrigue, By is an undercover agent purposely trying to smoke out intriguers).

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Ivan Vorpatril does such a good impression of this he even fools his immediate family -- until he thoroughly blows his cover in ''A Civil Campaign''. ''Literature/ACivilCampaign''. The considering look in his Imperial cousin's eye tells Ivan he is going to seriously regret comming out of his closet.
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closet. Though considering that Miles picks Ivan as an assistant when doing an Imperial Audit on Imp Sec of all places long before that, one would guess that he wasn't really fooled as much as he pretended to be.
** By Vorrutyer is a more extreme version both in the degree to which he takes his "twitiness"(Ivan's "twittiness" (Ivan's image is no worse then a [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob lazy]] and [[ChivalrousPervert oversexed]] but reasonably likeable courtier; By attends orgies well supplied with drugs and drink), and in the goal of his perceived "twitiness"(Ivan "twittiness" (Ivan just wants to make sure he looks to too stupid for someone to tag him as a front for deadly court intrigue, By is an undercover agent purposely trying to smoke out intriguers).
10th Aug '16 10:03:07 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]'': William Longstaff isn't a ''complete'' imbecile, but he is kind of dim, very set in his Victorian upper-class mentality and not particularly decisive, which makes him a very bad man to deal with the [[SelfMadeMan self-made China traders]] and [[InscrutableOriental Imperial officials]] his job as Governor of Hong Kong requires him to deal with.

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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Tai-Pan]]'': ''Literature/TaiPan'': William Longstaff isn't a ''complete'' imbecile, but he is kind of dim, very set in his Victorian upper-class mentality and not particularly decisive, which makes him a very bad man to deal with the [[SelfMadeMan self-made China traders]] and [[InscrutableOriental Imperial officials]] his job as Governor of Hong Kong requires him to deal with.
3rd Aug '16 6:02:12 PM eowynjedi
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* A number of Henry VIII's inner circle is like this in ''Literature/WolfHall'', causing Thomas Cromwell no small amount of headaches. Of note is Henry's brother-in-law Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. Not only is he easily sidetracked into nostalgic rambling, at one point he starts loudly jawing about sensitive matters in front of Ambassador Chapuys and Cromwell has to physically drag him out of the room to keep him from doing even more damage.
8th Jul '16 2:18:45 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 had Prince Nana, who did have the skills necessary to contribute to society and to make it as a pro wrestler but due to his cowardice was content to pay for a life of luxurious excess off the overtaxed population of Ghana. His funds would be cut off in 2008, forcing him to legitimately acquire wealth, which he eventually did after being escorted out of ROH by security at least three times.[[/folder]]
20th Jun '16 3:01:46 AM WillBGood
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** The various incarnations of Percy and George in the series. The latter played by the same actor as Bertie Wooster; Hugh Laurie tended to play characters of this type quite a lot when he was younger, which tends to shock American audiences who only know him in his ''Series/{{House}}'' incarnation. While those who were more used to his Upper-Class Twit roles from before ''House'' often took quite a while to stop expecting House to goggle mindlessly or burst into Upper-Class Twit Speak ("I say, Jeeves, this fellow's looking jolly green about the gills, what?").

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** The various incarnations of Percy and George in the series. The latter played by the same actor as Bertie Wooster; Hugh Laurie tended to play characters of this type quite a lot when he was younger, which tends to shock American audiences who only know him in his ''Series/{{House}}'' incarnation. While those Those who were more used to his Upper-Class Twit roles from before ''House'' often took quite a while to stop expecting House to goggle mindlessly or burst into Upper-Class Twit Speak ("I say, Jeeves, this fellow's looking jolly green about the gills, what?").
17th Jun '16 7:51:26 AM KazutoAbridged
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* Nobles in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' are mostly useless in gameplay, and make often difficult or impossible demands. [[http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Unfortunate_accident Finding ways to kill them off]] solves many problems. [[VideogameCrueltyPotential And it's entertaining to boot!]]

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* Nobles in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' are mostly useless in gameplay, and make often difficult or impossible demands. [[http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/Unfortunate_accident Finding ways to kill them off]] solves many problems. [[VideogameCrueltyPotential And it's entertaining to boot!]]boot!]] Averted for ''some'' of the nobles in that while the [[ComesGreatResponsibility Chief Medical Dwarf]] is a position in the nobles screen, the appointment of a dwarf to said position allows access to more comprehensive health information. Additionally the top noble will typically be the [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething dwarf]] who meets with foreign dignitaries.
26th May '16 3:58:11 PM Premonition45
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