History Main / UpperclassTwit

6th Nov '17 5:12:29 PM GoombasAreGods
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''FreshMeat'': JP is a sex-obsessed, elitist JerkassWoobie from a very wealthy family who believes the best way to solve a problem is to throw lots of money at it. He tends to bungle most of his plans through his own stupidity, like when he exposes his attempt to cheat in a charity pub quiz by answering a question with the correct answer for the ''next'' question.
3rd Nov '17 1:03:50 PM PixelKnight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The aristocrats in the novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}!''. The city-state of Ankh-Morpork is facing a war with Klatch (FantasyCounterpartCulture to the Middle East). The Klatchian generals have lots of experience with war, while the Morporkian aristocrats have none, but the aristocrats wave that aside with the claim that the ability to lead war is ''hereditary'', and their ancestors were great generals. The Morporkian soldiers have neither training nor experience, while the Klatchian soldiers have plenty of both (and outnumber the Morporkians to boot), but the aristocrats wave that aside with the claim that the Klatchians are savages and won't stand against the superior Morporkians. Take note, this IS coming from a group of people who believe that the best strategy is a full frontal assault, that if, after the battle, you subtract your fatalities from your enemies and get a positive number it is a great victory, that rudeness is the same as straight-talking, and that if you talk LOUD AND SLLLOOOWW enough anyone can understand you, even if they don't speak the same language.

to:

** The aristocrats in the novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}!''. The city-state of Ankh-Morpork is facing a war with Klatch (FantasyCounterpartCulture to the Middle East). The Klatchian generals have lots of experience with war, while the Morporkian aristocrats have none, but the aristocrats wave that aside with the claim that the ability to lead war is ''hereditary'', and their ancestors were great generals. The Morporkian soldiers have neither training nor experience, while the Klatchian soldiers have plenty of both (and outnumber the Morporkians to boot), but the aristocrats wave that aside with the claim that the Klatchians are savages and won't stand against the superior Morporkians. Take note, this IS coming from a group of people who believe that the best strategy is a full frontal assault, that if, after the battle, you subtract your fatalities from your enemies and get a positive number it is a great victory, that rudeness is the same as straight-talking, straight-talking (if and only if you're a nob, of course) and that if you talk LOUD AND SLLLOOOWW enough anyone can understand you, even if they don't speak the same language.
3rd Nov '17 7:36:12 AM Rytex
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The whole shtick of [[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Duke Amiel du H'Ardcore]], who takes [[SarcasmMode "gaming wisdom"]] from online forums and other sources and narrates them as an overdramatic 18th century French aristocrat.
2nd Nov '17 1:40:36 PM darkemyst
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Justin Finch-Fletchley is considered one by several other students and several factors point to it including his double-barreled PreppyName and the fact that he says he was headed to Eton until his Hogwarts letter arrived, and generally seeming a little hapless and naive. Ernie considers him TooDumbToLive for running his mouth about his Muggle blood with the Heir of Slytherin making attacks, but of course Ernie's barking up the wrong tree. Unlike many examples of this trope, he is a sympathetic character; as well as being initially friendly to the Trio, he later apologises to Harry for having ever thought he was the Heir of Slytherin, and in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix 5th book]], he joins the DA. It's notable that he's one of the few characters to approach the trio and introduce himself to Ron, Hermione, and Harry, rather than just Harry.
-->'''Justin:''' “Justin Finch-Fletchley,” he said brightly, shaking Harry by the hand. “Know who you are, of course, the famous Harry Potter... And you’re Hermione Granger — always top in everything” (Hermione beamed as she had her hand shaken too) “— and Ron Weasley. Wasn’t that your flying car?”
3rd Oct '17 5:04:59 PM troodos
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** While in London, Ben meets with a British Lord Covington to get a grant. Turns out His Lordship is as big a ManChild as Andy, whom he takes a liking to while playing with remote-control toy helicopters. (Out-of-universe this was a [[RealLifeWritesThePlot particularly elaborate excuse]] to insert Andy into an episode explaining his temporary disappearance while Creator/ChrisPratt was in London for his role in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.)

to:

** While in London, Ben meets with a British Lord Covington to get a grant. Turns out His Lordship is as big a ManChild as Andy, whom he takes a liking to while playing with remote-control toy helicopters. Unlike most of examples of this trope, however, Lord Covington is surprisingly aware of this trope and hopes to actually do something good with his family money, though he admits he has no real idea what he's doing. (Out-of-universe this was a [[RealLifeWritesThePlot particularly elaborate excuse]] to insert Andy into an episode explaining his temporary disappearance while Creator/ChrisPratt was in London for his role in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.)
20th Aug '17 9:07:27 PM iowaforever
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The titular character of ''VideoGame/ManualSamuel'' mooches endlessly off his parents, and is rich enough (and dumb enough) to put numerous cafes out of business by overtipping his servers to the point of them quitting and living off the proceeds. He does have a job at his father's robot factory, but uses the time to merely goof off and play video games instead of working.
28th Jul '17 8:53:28 PM mlsmithca
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Both the old Earl of [[MeaningfulName Squanderfield]] and his son in William Hogarth's ''Art/MarriageALaMode'' embody everything the artist found objectionable about the English aristocracy. The old Earl is proud of his [[BlueBlood documented descent from William the Conqueror]], but he is [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense terrible with money]], having built a lavish yet badly-designed house that has [[ImpoverishedPatrician emptied the family treasury]], requiring his son to be [[NobilityMarriesMoney married off]] to a NouveauRiche alderman's daughter. The Viscount is no better, being [[TheDandy a stupid fop]] who dresses in the French fashions Hogarth loathed and is more interested in his own reflection than in his fiancée, and whose conspicuous BeautyMark and spindly legs imply that his sexual indiscretions will likely speed him to an early grave. Small wonder the alderman's daughter looks so unenthusiastic about [[ArrangedMarriage marrying into the Squanderfield family.]]

to:

* Both the old Earl of [[MeaningfulName Squanderfield]] and his son in William Hogarth's ''Art/MarriageALaMode'' embody everything the artist found objectionable about the English aristocracy. The old Earl is proud of his [[BlueBlood documented descent from William the Conqueror]], but he is [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense terrible with money]], having built a lavish yet badly-designed house that has [[ImpoverishedPatrician emptied the family treasury]], requiring his son to be [[NobilityMarriesMoney married off]] to a NouveauRiche alderman's daughter. The Viscount is no better, being [[TheDandy a stupid fop]] who dresses in the French fashions Hogarth loathed and is more interested in his own reflection than in his fiancée, and whose conspicuous BeautyMark and spindly legs imply that his sexual indiscretions will likely speed him to an early grave. grave - if his hotheaded penchant for getting into duels doesn't get him there first.[[note]] Which it does, eventually.[[/note]] Small wonder the alderman's daughter looks so unenthusiastic about [[ArrangedMarriage marrying into the Squanderfield family.]]
24th Jul '17 10:34:01 AM RaphaelL
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Dr Julian Bashir starts as a bit of this. Class is downplayed in the Trekverse, but his manner as a freshly commissioned officer (with significant rank due to his medical field) is contrasted almost immediately against the enlisted-man character of Miles Obrien. In his ''second scene'' he expounds on how he's excited to be doing "frontier medicine" with primitive equipment - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWQnX6VOyo in front of his new commanding officer for whom the "frontier" is her war-torn homeworld.]] Luckily, he undergoes CharacterDevelopment--but not until after an early episode gives him a perversely enjoyable NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. This is an interesting case because Bashir is ''not'' TheDitz, instead being an InsufferableGenius, but still fits the character type well because he's often lacking in ''social'' intelligence in the early episodes (putting his foot in his mouth at least once an episode).

to:

* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Dr Julian Bashir starts as a bit of this. Class is downplayed in the Trekverse, but his manner as a freshly commissioned officer (with significant rank due to his medical field) is contrasted almost immediately against the enlisted-man character of Miles Obrien.O'Brien. In his ''second scene'' he expounds on how he's excited to be doing "frontier medicine" with primitive equipment - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWQnX6VOyo in front of his new commanding officer for whom the "frontier" is her war-torn homeworld.]] Luckily, he undergoes CharacterDevelopment--but not until after an early episode gives him a perversely enjoyable NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. This is an interesting case because Bashir is ''not'' TheDitz, instead being an InsufferableGenius, but still fits the character type well because he's often lacking in ''social'' intelligence in the early episodes (putting his foot in his mouth at least once an episode).
12th Jul '17 9:18:44 PM mlsmithca
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Art]]
* Both the old Earl of [[MeaningfulName Squanderfield]] and his son in William Hogarth's ''Art/MarriageALaMode'' embody everything the artist found objectionable about the English aristocracy. The old Earl is proud of his [[BlueBlood documented descent from William the Conqueror]], but he is [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense terrible with money]], having built a lavish yet badly-designed house that has [[ImpoverishedPatrician emptied the family treasury]], requiring his son to be [[NobilityMarriesMoney married off]] to a NouveauRiche alderman's daughter. The Viscount is no better, being [[TheDandy a stupid fop]] who dresses in the French fashions Hogarth loathed and is more interested in his own reflection than in his fiancée, and whose conspicuous BeautyMark and spindly legs imply that his sexual indiscretions will likely speed him to an early grave. Small wonder the alderman's daughter looks so unenthusiastic about [[ArrangedMarriage marrying into the Squanderfield family.]]
[[/folder]]
25th Jun '17 7:45:40 PM Paranoia
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Dr Julian Bashir starts as a bit of this. Class is downplayed in the Trekverse, but he is the [[spoiler: genetically enhanced]] son of a prominent family on Earth, which in Trek is the paradisiacally well-supplied and well-run centre of TheFederation. He loves to expound on how he's excited to be doing "frontier medicine" with primitive equipment - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWQnX6VOyo in front of people for whom the "frontier" is their homeworld.]] Luckily, he undergoes CharacterDevelopment--but not until after an early episode gives him a perversely enjoyable NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. (This is an interesting case because Bashir is ''not'' TheDitz, instead being an InsufferableGenius, but still fits the character type well.)

to:

* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Dr Julian Bashir starts as a bit of this. Class is downplayed in the Trekverse, but he his manner as a freshly commissioned officer (with significant rank due to his medical field) is contrasted almost immediately against the [[spoiler: genetically enhanced]] son enlisted-man character of a prominent family on Earth, which in Trek is the paradisiacally well-supplied and well-run centre of TheFederation. He loves to expound Miles Obrien. In his ''second scene'' he expounds on how he's excited to be doing "frontier medicine" with primitive equipment - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWQnX6VOyo in front of people his new commanding officer for whom the "frontier" is their her war-torn homeworld.]] Luckily, he undergoes CharacterDevelopment--but not until after an early episode gives him a perversely enjoyable NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. (This This is an interesting case because Bashir is ''not'' TheDitz, instead being an InsufferableGenius, but still fits the character type well.)well because he's often lacking in ''social'' intelligence in the early episodes (putting his foot in his mouth at least once an episode).
This list shows the last 10 events of 146. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.UpperclassTwit