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24th Apr '17 8:16:55 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The old Spanish poem "El Romance de Gerineldo" ("Gerineldo's Romance") is about the titular Gerineldo, the favorite butler of the King of Spain, who's desired by the ''Infanta'' aka the Spanish Princess. They're both aware of the taboo of their potential relationship, but the ''Infanta'' refuses to let it deter her. [[spoiler: They finally sleep together, and her OverprotectiveDad catches them: he's torn between his duty to punish the guy for taking his daughter's virginity and how he [[LikeASonToMe Gerineldo is like a son to him]], so rather than waking them up he places his sword between them without raising them from their sleep. How things end depend on each version: the major part feature {{surprise happy ending}}s of the "the King forgives Gerineldo since he refuses to throw the ''Infanta'' under the bus" or "the ''Infanta'' confesses what happened [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege and gets her dad]] to let her marry Gerineldo aka her first and only lover".]]

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* The old Spanish poem "El Romance de Gerineldo" ("Gerineldo's Romance") is about the titular Gerineldo, the favorite butler of the King of Spain, who's desired by the ''Infanta'' aka the Spanish Princess. They're both aware of the taboo of their potential relationship, but the ''Infanta'' refuses to let it deter her. [[spoiler: They finally sleep together, and her OverprotectiveDad catches them: he's torn between his duty to punish the guy for taking his daughter's virginity and how he [[LikeASonToMe Gerineldo is like a son to him]], so rather than waking them up he places his sword between them without raising them from their sleep. How things end depend on each version: the major part feature {{surprise {{surprisingly happy ending}}s of the "the King forgives Gerineldo since he refuses to throw the ''Infanta'' under the bus" or "the ''Infanta'' confesses what happened [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege and gets her dad]] to let her marry Gerineldo aka her first and only lover".]]
24th Apr '17 8:16:18 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The old Spanish poem "El Romance de Gerineldo" ("Gerineldo's Romance") is about the titular Gerineldo, the favorite butler of the King of Spain, who's desired by the ''Infanta'' aka the Spanish Princess. They're both aware of the taboo of their potential relationship, but the ''Infanta'' refuses to let it deter her. [[spoiler: They finally sleep together, and her OverprotectiveDad catches them: he's torn between his duty to punish the guy for taking his daughter's virginity and how he [[LikeASonToMe Gerineldo is like a son to him]], so rather than waking them up he places his sword between them without raising them from their sleep. How things end depend on each version: the major part feature {{suprise happy ending}}s of the "the King forgives Gerineldo since he refuses to throw the ''Infanta'' under the bus" or "the ''Infanta'' confesses what happened [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege and gets her dad]] to let her marry Gerineldo aka her first and only lover".]]

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* The old Spanish poem "El Romance de Gerineldo" ("Gerineldo's Romance") is about the titular Gerineldo, the favorite butler of the King of Spain, who's desired by the ''Infanta'' aka the Spanish Princess. They're both aware of the taboo of their potential relationship, but the ''Infanta'' refuses to let it deter her. [[spoiler: They finally sleep together, and her OverprotectiveDad catches them: he's torn between his duty to punish the guy for taking his daughter's virginity and how he [[LikeASonToMe Gerineldo is like a son to him]], so rather than waking them up he places his sword between them without raising them from their sleep. How things end depend on each version: the major part feature {{suprise {{surprise happy ending}}s of the "the King forgives Gerineldo since he refuses to throw the ''Infanta'' under the bus" or "the ''Infanta'' confesses what happened [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege and gets her dad]] to let her marry Gerineldo aka her first and only lover".]]
24th Apr '17 8:14:13 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/TheSecretAgreement'' contains examples of both wealth and class differences, with Iori being the only male heir to an [[ImpoverishedPatrician increasingly poor]] but noble family and set to marry into a wealthier but less respectable family for their mutual benefit. Meanwhile his actual [[ChildhoodFriendRomance lover]] is a former StreetUrchin and fears if Iori marries he'll never see Iori again because the family won't need him to quietly sell off their possessions anymore (the only reason their friendship was tolerated in the first place).

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* ''Manga/TheSecretAgreement'' contains examples of both wealth and class differences, with Iori being the only male heir to an [[ImpoverishedPatrician increasingly poor]] but noble family and [[NobilityMarriesMoney set to marry into a wealthier but less respectable family for their mutual benefit.benefit]]. Meanwhile his actual [[ChildhoodFriendRomance lover]] is a former StreetUrchin and fears if Iori marries he'll never see Iori again because the family won't need him to quietly sell off their possessions anymore (the only reason their friendship was tolerated in the first place).



* ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' plays with this. At first Shasta is essentially an orphan slave boy and Aravis is a very high-level noblewoman. It's reversed when [[spoiler: Shasta is revealed to be Prince Cor of Archenland]] and Aravis finds herself essentially a refugee. [[spoiler: It ends evened out when she's invited to become a lady at court, and they don't get married until years later]].

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* ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' plays with this. At first Shasta is essentially an orphan slave boy and Aravis is a very high-level noblewoman. It's reversed when [[spoiler: Shasta is revealed to be Prince Cor of Archenland]] and Aravis finds herself essentially a refugee. [[spoiler: It ends evened out when she's invited to become a lady at LadyInWaiting in the Archenland court, their relationship goes into BelligerentSexualTension with time, and they don't get married until years later]].



* The old Spanish poem "El Romance de Gerineldo" ("Gerineldo's Romance") is about the titular Gerineldo, the favorite butler of the King of Spain, who's desired by the ''Infanta'' aka the Spanish Princess. They're both aware of the taboo of their potential relationship, but the ''Infanta'' refuses to let it deter her. [[spoiler: They finally sleep together, and her OverprotectiveDad catches them: he's torn between his duty to punish the guy for taking his daughter's virginity and how he [[LikeASonToMe Gerineldo is like a son to him]], so rather than waking them up he places his sword between them without raising them from their sleep. How things end depend on each version: the major part feature {{suprise happy ending}}s of the "the King forgives Gerineldo since he refuses to throw the ''Infanta'' under the bus" or "the ''Infanta'' confesses what happened [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege and gets her dad]] to let her marry Gerineldo aka her first and only lover".]]



* General: Virtually all Latin American soap operas are built around the rich guy, poor girl dynamic.

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* General: Virtually all Many, ''many'' Latin American soap operas (specially of the ''pink'' type) are built around the rich guy, poor girl dynamic.dynamic. Though the "rich girl, poor guy" GenderFlip has become increasingly popular in the last decades.
23rd Apr '17 9:56:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''SweetValleyHigh'' had a few examples of this, such as one book where a visiting European prince falls for blue-collar Dana. There's also the spin-off ''Elizabeth'' series where Elizabeth goes to London and falls in love with an aristocrat while working as a servant at his manor house.

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* ''SweetValleyHigh'' ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' had a few examples of this, such as one book where a visiting European prince falls for blue-collar Dana. There's also the spin-off ''Elizabeth'' series where Elizabeth goes to London and falls in love with an aristocrat while working as a servant at his manor house.
22nd Apr '17 4:51:00 PM mouschilight
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** 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 the best medical ninja in the world]].

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** 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 ninja]] in the world]].
22nd Apr '17 4:46:16 PM mouschilight
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** 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 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 the best medical ninja in the world]].

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** 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 but mostly unknown family).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 the best medical ninja in the world]].
18th Apr '17 11:29:50 AM mouschilight
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** PlayedWith in regards to [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata. Hinata is (or was) the heiress of the Hyuuga 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'' (seeing as it took years for Naruto to acknowledge Hinata's feelings), 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 easily argue that ''Hinata'' is the one marrying above her station]].

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** PlayedWith in regards to [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata. Hinata is (or was) the heiress of the Hyuuga 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'' (seeing as it took years for Naruto to acknowledge Hinata's feelings), feelings and [[LoveEpiphany realize the true nature of his own for her]]), 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 easily argue that ''Hinata'' is the one marrying above her station]].
18th Apr '17 11:27:19 AM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': [[spoiler:Played with in regards to Naruto and Hinata. Hinata is (or was) the heiress of the Hyuuga 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'' (seeing as it took years for Naruto to acknowledge Hinata's feelings), 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 easily argue that ''Hinata'' is the one marrying above her station]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': [[spoiler:Played with ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** PlayedWith
in regards to Naruto [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata. Hinata is (or was) the heiress of the Hyuuga 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'' (seeing as it took years for Naruto to acknowledge Hinata's feelings), 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 easily argue that ''Hinata'' is the one marrying above her station]].station]].
** 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 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 the best medical ninja in the world]].
2nd Apr '17 3:34:04 PM nombretomado
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* Mitsuru Kirijou, a MafiaPrincess, is love interest in ''{{Persona 3}}''. This does cause trouble as she is [[ArrangedMarriage betrothed to another]] in order to solidify the Kirijou Group.
* Yu (middle class) with Yukiko Amagi ({{Ojou}}), Rise Kujikawa (famous IdolSinger), or Ai Ebihara (NouveauRiche) are possible pairings in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.

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* Mitsuru Kirijou, a MafiaPrincess, is love interest in ''{{Persona 3}}''.''VideoGame/Persona3''. This does cause trouble as she is [[ArrangedMarriage betrothed to another]] in order to solidify the Kirijou Group.
* Yu (middle class) with Yukiko Amagi ({{Ojou}}), Rise Kujikawa (famous IdolSinger), or Ai Ebihara (NouveauRiche) are possible pairings in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.''VideoGame/Persona4''.
28th Mar '17 6:46:58 PM nombretomado
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* Working-class Rodney and well-heeled Cassandra in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses''. Before meeting Cassandra, Rodney also dated earl's daughter Lady Victoria.

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* Working-class Rodney and well-heeled Cassandra in ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses''.''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses''. Before meeting Cassandra, Rodney also dated earl's daughter Lady Victoria.
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