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11th Aug '17 8:50:59 PM mouschilight
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** PlayedWith in regards to [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata. Hinata was the heiress of the illustrious Hyuga clan and probably the closest Konoha had to a princess after Tsunade left, while Naruto was the village pariah. However, by the time their romance actually ''starts'' during ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', he had already become the HomegrownHero who had ''saved the world'', along with (presumably) being revealed as the son of the Fourth Hokage. Even if anyone wanted to object a relationship between them, they couldn't because Naruto's credentials and achievements far outstripped any possible obstacles in regards to his social status. In fact, one could argue that ''Hinata'' is the one marrying above her station. However, it's ultimately {{Zig Zagged}} because she's still a member of the Hyuga clan's main family and she became the ''Byakugan Princess'' in ''The Last'', so despite Naruto's credentials and achievements, Hinata is still considered royalty by the time they get together]].
** Also PlayedWith in regards to [[spoiler:Sasuke and Sakura. He's the heir to the famous and powerful Uchiha family, while she started off as a young kunoichi from a well-off but mostly unknown family. However, by Part II, the situation is reversed--Sasuke is a rogue shinobi with almost everyone hating him, while Sakura is the Fifth Hokage's apprentice and eventually became [[TheMedic the best medical ninja]] in the world]].

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** PlayedWith in regards to [[spoiler:Naruto Hinata and Hinata. [[spoiler:Naruto]]. Hinata was the heiress of the illustrious Hyuga clan and probably the closest Konoha had to a princess after Tsunade left, while [[spoiler:while Naruto was the village pariah. pariah]]. However, by the time their romance actually ''starts'' during ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', he [[spoiler:he had already become the HomegrownHero hometown hero who had ''saved the world'', along with (presumably) being revealed as the son of the Fourth Hokage. Hokage]]. Even if anyone wanted to object a relationship between them, they couldn't because Naruto's [[spoiler:Naruto's]] credentials and achievements far outstripped any possible obstacles in regards to his social status. In fact, one could argue that ''Hinata'' is the one marrying above her station. However, it's ultimately {{Zig Zagged}} because she's still a member of the Hyuga clan's main family and she became the [[spoiler:the ''Byakugan Princess'' Princess'']] in ''The Last'', so despite Naruto's [[spoiler:Naruto's]] credentials and achievements, Hinata is still considered royalty by the time they get together]].
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** Also PlayedWith in regards to [[spoiler:Sasuke Sasuke and Sakura. [[spoiler:Sakura]]. He's the heir to the famous and powerful Uchiha family, clan, while she started off as a young kunoichi from a well-off but mostly unknown family. However, by Part II, the situation is reversed--Sasuke is a rogue shinobi with almost everyone hating him, while [[spoiler:while Sakura is the Fifth Hokage's apprentice and eventually became [[TheMedic the best medical ninja]] ninja in the world]].
9th Aug '17 11:54:33 AM AnotherDuck
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A relationship variant of the OddCouple and quite often a subtrope of NobodyThinksItWillWork. Also often leads to cases of ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe, either with severe case of insecurity (like the third type above), or simply the poor guy being constantly feeling lucky and appreciative that someone so rich could fall for him. If it's not just the fact that she comes from money, but that he feels like she's above him, she's a PeerlessLoveInterest. Compare with AllGirlsWantBadBoys, which often follows the same socioeconomic groups (or the inverse, if the girl is TheIngenue and the boy is an GentlemanSnarker or SpoiledBrat). Can overlap with SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan as it is the guy's personality that wins her heart (as is the case mentioned above).

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A relationship variant of the OddCouple and quite often a subtrope of overlaps with NobodyThinksItWillWork. Also often leads to cases of ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe, either with severe case of insecurity (like the third type above), or simply the poor guy being constantly feeling lucky and appreciative that someone so rich could fall for him. If it's not just the fact that she comes from money, but that he feels like she's above him, she's a PeerlessLoveInterest. Compare with AllGirlsWantBadBoys, which often follows the same socioeconomic groups (or the inverse, if the girl is TheIngenue and the boy is an GentlemanSnarker or SpoiledBrat). Can overlap with SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan as it is the guy's personality that wins her heart (as is the case mentioned above).
8th Aug '17 9:47:08 PM PaulA
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* Franchise/SpiderMan. Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. He's a poor kid from Queens trying to help his Aunt May pay the bills and make rent. She's a well to do high society girl whose father, a retired NYPD captain, hangs around media tycoon J. Jonah Jameson and industrialist Norman Osborn. This is always forgotten with everyone remembering Gwen as TheGirlNextDoor

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* Franchise/SpiderMan. Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. He's a poor kid from Queens trying to help his Aunt May pay the bills and make rent. She's a well to do high society girl whose father, a retired NYPD captain, hangs around media tycoon J. Jonah Jameson and industrialist Norman Osborn. This is always forgotten with everyone remembering Gwen as TheGirlNextDoorthe GirlNextDoor.
6th Aug '17 4:38:23 PM meticulousMorology
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For the version endemic to India, see TypeCaste, although that trope is not restricted solely to marriage and relationships.

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For the non-romantic variant, see InterclassFriendship. For the version endemic to India, see TypeCaste, although that trope is not restricted solely to marriage and relationships.
31st Jul '17 7:59:06 AM roldarryl
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** Jon Snow (born a Stark, despite being a bastard) and Ygritte (a wildling).

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** Jon Snow (born a Stark, (coming from the noble Starks, from his father's side, despite being a bastard) and Ygritte (a wildling).
31st Jul '17 7:55:01 AM roldarryl
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** Prince Oberyn and Ellaria are one of the happier couples on the show, but can't get married because he's a prince and she's a bastard.

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** Prince Oberyn and Ellaria are one of the happier couples on the show, but can't get married because he's a prince and she's a bastard.



** Samwell Tarly (coming from the noble Tarlys, despite being rejected from his father) and Gilly (a wildling).

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** Samwell Tarly (coming from the noble Tarlys, despite being rejected from by his father) and Gilly (a wildling).
31st Jul '17 7:53:05 AM roldarryl
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** Oberyn and Ellaria are one of the happier couples on the show, but can't get married because he's a prince and she's a bastard.

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** Prince Oberyn and Ellaria are one of the happier couples on the show, but can't get married because he's a prince and she's a bastard.


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** Samwell Tarly (coming from the noble Tarlys, despite being rejected from his father) and Gilly (a wildling).
** Jon Snow (born a Stark, despite being a bastard) and Ygritte (a wildling).
23rd Jul '17 6:47:06 PM Malady
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* The {{yaoi}} webcomic ''{{Teahouse}}'' centres around a brothel commonly frequented by the upper class, with Rhys and Reed implied to be particularly important members of society. The brothel owner himself is also far higher in status than Linnaeus, who was given to Xanthe's father in lieu of payment for a gambling debt.

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* The {{yaoi}} webcomic ''{{Teahouse}}'' ''WebComic/{{Teahouse}}'' centres around a brothel commonly frequented by the upper class, with Rhys and Reed implied to be particularly important members of society. The brothel owner himself is also far higher in status than Linnaeus, who was given to Xanthe's father in lieu of payment for a gambling debt.


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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': There's a few, but the first one that appears is Vox, a girl from a working class family, and Phase, a boy from one of the richest families in America.
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2nd Jul '17 2:58:30 PM Nyame
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* ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'':
** It is absolutely no secret that Joe, the head of security for the Genovian Royal Family, is in love with Clarisse Renaldi -- [[UpToEleven the Queen of Genovia herself]], who returns his affections wholeheartedly. Admittedly, Clarisse is only royal by marriage, but this would still be the case regardless, as her marriage to the late King Rupert was an ArrangedMarriage, meaning that her family was already noble and/or well-off. Unusually for this trope, this is also a DecemberDecemberRomance, though it's implied that they've been in love with each other for years, long before Mia entered the picture.
** Mia's primary love interest in the first film, Michael, Lilly's brother, is a keyboardist in a garage band. She's the princess of Genovia.
29th Jun '17 10:44:27 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInThePrincessAndThePauper'': Anneliese is a princess. Julian come from a family so poor they could only pay the rent for one room. Erika is an indentured servant. Dominick is a king, and so wealthy that the queen decides Anneliese should marry him just for his money. Serafina is a pampered cat who lives in a palace. Wolfie is a street-smart cat...dog...sort of guy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInThePrincessAndThePauper'': Anneliese is a princess. Julian come comes from a family so poor they could only pay the rent for one room. Erika is an indentured servant. Dominick is a king, and so wealthy that the queen decides Anneliese should marry him just for his money. Serafina is a pampered cat who lives in a palace. Wolfie is a street-smart cat...dog...sort of guy.
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