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3rd May '16 4:14:27 AM Lin_Mei_Wei
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** Similarly, in ''Literature/ARoomWithAView'', Lucy has a choice between Cecil, who is of her own class, and George Emerson, who is of a lower class (and particularly prone to behaviour inappropriate for Lucy's class).
20th Apr '16 8:52:27 AM Berrenta
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* In ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'' is an example where the gender is switched. Emma, an orphan maid, is pursued by, and falls in mutual love with, William Jones, a wealthy member of the upper-class gentry. In this case it's a matter of the third version of this trope, with Emma thinking that her lack of refinement and rank will only hurt William's station and cause trouble for him if they were to marry. The ParentalMarriageVeto doesn't help matters. [[spoiler: ItGetsBetter. Or rather, they get married anyway.]]. It's played straight with William and Eleanor, the daughter of a [[{{ImpoverishedPatrician}} broke viscount]] who wants her to marry into the NouveauRiche Joneses to restore their fortune. William's father wants him to marry Eleanor to improve their social status.

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* In ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'' is an example where the gender is switched. Emma, an orphan maid, is pursued by, and falls in mutual love with, William Jones, a wealthy member of the upper-class gentry. In this case it's a matter of the third version of this trope, with Emma thinking that her lack of refinement and rank will only hurt William's station and cause trouble for him if they were to marry. The ParentalMarriageVeto doesn't help matters. [[spoiler: ItGetsBetter. Or rather, they They get married anyway.]]. ]] It's played straight with William and Eleanor, the daughter of a [[{{ImpoverishedPatrician}} [[ImpoverishedPatrician broke viscount]] who wants her to marry into the NouveauRiche Joneses to restore their fortune. William's father wants him to marry Eleanor to improve their social status.
13th Apr '16 10:18:14 AM Willbyr
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* In ''YoureUnderArrest'', two girls in the cast get marriage proposals from uptown guys: [[spoiler: Yoriko gets one from RebelPrince Saki Abdusha)]] and [[spoiler: Aoi is given another by IdolSinger Gorou]]. In a subversion, [[spoiler: each girl rejects her beau's affections -- Yoriko, because Saki is a foreign prince who might die since his {{Qurac}}-like nation is torn bt civil war; Aoi, because she simply isn't interested in Gorou beyond friendship.]]

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* In ''YoureUnderArrest'', ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'', two girls in the cast get marriage proposals from uptown guys: [[spoiler: Yoriko gets one from RebelPrince Saki Abdusha)]] and [[spoiler: Aoi is given another by IdolSinger Gorou]]. In a subversion, [[spoiler: each girl rejects her beau's affections -- Yoriko, because Saki is a foreign prince who might die since his {{Qurac}}-like nation is torn bt civil war; Aoi, because she simply isn't interested in Gorou beyond friendship.]]
27th Mar '16 8:27:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''DowntonAbbey'':

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* ''DowntonAbbey'':''Series/DowntonAbbey'':
25th Mar '16 2:24:57 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', as a game whose PlayerCharacter is either a Prince of Princess ''and'' features two different Royal Houses, has this trope up the wazoo as well. Almost everyone the Avatar can marry is of lower social standing than he or she is; as an example, Zero, a thief who grew up in Nohr's slums, openly lampshades the trope in his LoveConfession to [[BiTheWay a male Avatar]].
** The royal siblings of either Hoshido or Nohr also face this trope if they develop romantic ties with other characters. Belka lampshades it if Xander shows romantic interest in her, sine she is a former StreetUrchin now ProfessionalKiller and he is the heir to the Nohrian throne.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', as a game whose PlayerCharacter is either a Prince of Princess ''and'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' features two different Royal Houses, so it has this trope up the wazoo as well. well:
** The PlayerCharacter is either a Prince or Princess.
Almost everyone the Avatar can marry is of lower social standing than he or she is; as an example, Zero, a thief who grew up in Nohr's slums, openly lampshades is, and more than one of the trope in his LoveConfession to [[BiTheWay a male Avatar]].
prospect brides/grooms will mention the deal.
** The royal siblings of either Hoshido or Nohr also face this trope if they develop romantic ties with other characters. Belka lampshades Beruka and Charlotte lampshade it if Xander shows romantic interest in her, sine she either of them since the first is is a former StreetUrchin now ProfessionalKiller ProfessionalKiller, the latter is a slum-girl-turned-border guard... and he is the heir to the Nohrian throne.throne.
** The Avatar's best friend, Princess Azura, is both the stepdaughter of the Nohrian King Garon and the ward[[spoiler: /niece]] of the Hoshidan Queen Mikoto. [[spoiler: And later it turns out she's the daughter of the long-dead King of Valla]]. Naturally, if she marries a guy who isn't royalty, this trope will take place too.
19th Mar '16 2:14:58 AM Hossmeister
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13th Mar '16 9:08:32 PM GrammarNavi
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* Hyde and Jackie from ''ThatSeventiesShow'' (while they were a couple). Jackie is a rich girl and cheerleader, Hyde is a poor delinquent with a messed up family who lives with Eric's family because he has nowhere else to go. Initially Hyde stated their differences in social status as a reason they shouldn't go out, as they had nothing in common.

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* Hyde and Jackie from ''ThatSeventiesShow'' ''Series/That70sShow'' (while they were a couple). Jackie is a rich girl and cheerleader, Hyde is a poor delinquent with a messed up family who lives with Eric's family because he has nowhere else to go. Initially Hyde stated their differences in social status as a reason they shouldn't go out, as they had nothing in common.
10th Mar '16 8:10:22 PM Seanette
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** Then there's Watson and Mary Morstan in ''The Sign of Four''. He thinks she's too far above him because they think she has a huge inheritance coming. After they find out she doesn't, he feels free to court and marry her.
8th Mar '16 1:00:43 AM roldarryl
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* Kevin Kwan's ''Crazy Rich Asians'' has Astrid Leong, a rich,fashionable, and beautiful woman coming from ''two'' extremely wealthy and powerful Singaporean OldMoney families and her husband Michael Teo, a middle class who owns a start-up. Subverted in the sequel, ''China Rich Girlfriend'', when his start-up becomes so successful, (after unknowingly bought by Astrid's ex, a tech biilionaire, in order to make her and Michael equal after they almost split up due to their contrasting social status) he ends up being a billionaire.

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* Kevin Kwan's ''Crazy Rich Asians'' has Astrid Leong, a rich,fashionable, rich, fashionable, and beautiful woman heiress coming from ''two'' extremely wealthy and powerful Singaporean OldMoney families and her husband Michael Teo, a middle class who owns a start-up. Subverted in the sequel, ''China Rich Girlfriend'', when his start-up becomes so successful, (after unknowingly bought by Astrid's ex, a tech biilionaire, in order to make her and Michael equal after they almost split up due to their contrasting social status) he ends up being a billionaire.
7th Mar '16 10:10:55 AM WaxingName
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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl"]], about a low-class street kid who falls for, and pursues the affections of, a rich "uptown girl". Joel claimed that the song was originally written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend [[Creator/ElleMacPherson Elle [=MacPherson=]]], but it ended up also becoming about his soon-to-be wife Christie Brinkley (who starred in the song's music video).

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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is Music/{{Billy Joel}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl"]], about a low-class street kid who falls for, and pursues the affections of, a rich "uptown girl". Joel claimed that the song was originally written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend [[Creator/ElleMacPherson Elle [=MacPherson=]]], but it ended up also becoming about his soon-to-be wife Christie Brinkley (who starred in the song's music video).
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