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27th Dec '16 6:17:28 PM nombretomado
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* Episode 2 of the third season of ''AshesToAshes'' specifically references this trope via a BigLippedAlligatorMoment which doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny. Rich girl [[FishOutOfTemporalWater Alex]] and downtown boy [[CowboyCop Gene]] replace Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz8ppujjTXw in the music video for "Uptown Girl" itself]] (with Ray, Chris, and Background Cop #3 filling in as backup singers). [[spoiler: Despite Alex and Gene's obvious BelligerentSexualTension, things never got past a kiss.]]

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* Episode 2 of the third season of ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' specifically references this trope via a BigLippedAlligatorMoment which doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny. Rich girl [[FishOutOfTemporalWater Alex]] and downtown boy [[CowboyCop Gene]] replace Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz8ppujjTXw in the music video for "Uptown Girl" itself]] (with Ray, Chris, and Background Cop #3 filling in as backup singers). [[spoiler: Despite Alex and Gene's obvious BelligerentSexualTension, things never got past a kiss.]]
25th Dec '16 6:08:26 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Current [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihito#Marriage_and_family Japanese Emperor Akihito]] was the first to break tradition by marrying a "commoner" (as in, not a member of the Japanese government or Imperial Court; her family was far from poor.)

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* Current [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihito#Marriage_and_family Japanese Emperor Akihito]] was the first to break tradition by marrying a "commoner" (as in, not a member of the Japanese government or Imperial Court; her family was far from poor.) ) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko_of_Japan Michiko Shouda]]'s troubles didn't exactly stop with her and Akihito's wedding, however, as a good part of the Royal Family (and ''specially'' Akihito's mother, Princess Nagako/Dowager Empress Kojun) still didn't like her.



* Despite being [[TheOjou the daughter]] of a freaking ''loaded'' family, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko_of_Japan Michiko Shouda]] had LOTS of troubles when she and then [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihito Crown Prince Akihito]] fell in love -- she was the first commoner who ever married into the Japanese Royal Family. Said troubles didn't exactly stop with her and Akihito's wedding, as a good part of the Royal Family (and ''specially'' Akihito's mother, Princess Nagako/Dowager Empress Kojun) still didn't like her.
13th Dec '16 8:01:45 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Tamaki (rich boy attending a private school) and Haruhi (a commoner ScholarshipStudent).
** Also Tamaki's parents with his father being the rich one, and his mother being poor due to her family's business failure and debt.

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Tamaki (rich boy attending a private school) and Haruhi (a commoner ScholarshipStudent).
** Also Tamaki's parents with his father being Yuzuru as the rich one, and his mother Anne-Sophie being poor due to her family's business failure and debt.debt.
** Arguably Haruhi's parents, as her mom Kotoko was a lawyer and her dad Ryouji/Ranka was a bartender/host.



** The royal siblings of either Hoshido or Nohr also face this trope if they develop romantic ties with other characters. Beruka and Charlotte lampshade it if Xander shows romantic interest in either of them since the first is is a former StreetUrchin now ProfessionalKiller, the latter is a slum-girl-turned-border guard... and he is the heir to the Nohrian throne.

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** The royal siblings of either Hoshido or Nohr also face this trope if they develop romantic ties with other characters. Beruka and Charlotte lampshade it if Xander shows romantic interest in either of them since the first is is a former StreetUrchin now ProfessionalKiller, the latter is a slum-girl-turned-border guard... and he is the heir to the Nohrian throne.throne, [[AmazonChaser who admires either girl because of her physical might rather than her origins]].
12th Dec '16 3:04:07 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': Raimundo and Kimiko.


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* ''Fanfic/{{Shadowchasers}}''; Jalal is the son of a dragon and a human woman, and while many assume that his mother was some [[DragonsPreferPrincesses princess or other aristocrat]], she was, in truth, a simple peasant girl; his dad was likely one of the most powerful and wealthiest Shadows in the world at the time.


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%%* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': Raimundo and Kimiko.
9th Dec '16 5:28:42 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'', Kaguya is the heiress to one of the richest families in Japan while Shirogane is a commoner and his obsession with saving money implies that his family is not that well off.
26th Nov '16 10:15:09 AM LushSauveline
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* ''Manga/DrSlump'': Subverted at the beginning. Obotchaman live as a common villager, works by handing out milk and is in love with Arale, but she at first was not a high class girl until almost the end of the anime and manga where she happened to become the mayor of the Penguin Village, so technically meets this trope.

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* ''Manga/DrSlump'': Subverted at the beginning. Obotchaman live as a common villager, works by handing out milk and is in love with Arale, but she at first was not a high class girl until almost the end of the anime and manga where she happened to become the mayor of the Penguin Village, so technically meets this trope.
25th Nov '16 5:33:17 PM BobTanaka
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* Nick and Nora Charles of ''Film/TheThinMan'' movies are a HappilyMarried example of this trope: Nick was a working-class detective when he married high-society heiress Nora. Their vastly different backgrounds occasionally impact the plots.[[/folder]]
21st Nov '16 6:14:37 PM wootzits
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* ''Film/{{Carol}}'': Carol is a wealthy housewife and Therese is a department store employee living in a dingy apartment. They fall in love.
16th Nov '16 5:04:49 AM Anata
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* The video for "I'm on Fire" by Music/BruceSpringsteen shows this kind of love story, with ever-blue-collar Springsteen as the mechanic working on the luxury car of a rich married woman from "the hills". The lyrics of the song, however, don't really refer to this kind of relationship.
14th Nov '16 7:33:08 PM nombretomado
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* In the KatawaShoujo fanfic ''Fanfic/LillyEpilogueFamilyMatters'', [[JerkAss Mr. Satou]] disapproves of Hisao for, among other factors ([[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain his disability being most prominent]]), being a "middle class bumpkin". FridgeLogic ensues when you realize that he married a journalist, [[spoiler:but he later admits that he ''wanted to believe'' that Hisao was unworthy of Lilly and that she would be better off in Scotland, so it's possible he was looking for reasons that might reflect badly on Hisao.]]

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* In the KatawaShoujo ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' fanfic ''Fanfic/LillyEpilogueFamilyMatters'', [[JerkAss Mr. Satou]] disapproves of Hisao for, among other factors ([[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain his disability being most prominent]]), being a "middle class bumpkin". FridgeLogic ensues when you realize that he married a journalist, [[spoiler:but he later admits that he ''wanted to believe'' that Hisao was unworthy of Lilly and that she would be better off in Scotland, so it's possible he was looking for reasons that might reflect badly on Hisao.]]



* In ''KatawaShoujo'', Shizune Hakamichi is the deaf-mute StudentCouncilPresident as well as the eldest daughter of a very rich family from Saitama. If she's the chosen one, then middle-class protagonist Hisao not only will get quite the glimpse of her BigFancyHouse, but will have to deal with her LargeHam JerkAss CEO of a father Jigoro.

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* In ''KatawaShoujo'', ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Shizune Hakamichi is the deaf-mute StudentCouncilPresident as well as the eldest daughter of a very rich family from Saitama. If she's the chosen one, then middle-class protagonist Hisao not only will get quite the glimpse of her BigFancyHouse, but will have to deal with her LargeHam JerkAss CEO of a father Jigoro.
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