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18th Sep '17 9:58:45 AM aerojockey
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* Taken to ridiculous extreme in Isaac Asimov's Literature/{{Foundation}}. Gaal, a young man from the outer fringes of the Galaxy gets caught up in political intrigue and is arrested, and demands an immediate personal hearing with the Emperor of the Galaxy, which has a population in the quadrillions. His lawyer tells he that he is not entitled to a hearing with the Emperor, because he's "from the provinces", implying that someone from the Imperial capital planet of Trantor, which has only 45 billion people, ''is'' entitled to a hearing. The lawyer went on to say in explanation the Empire is not the same as it once was, implying that in the past the Emperor apparently did hear appeals from citizens in the provinces. In the following chapter, Gaal did end up having a hearing with the Emperor.
28th Aug '17 11:49:16 PM LinTaylor
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* 'Anime/DragonBall'': It's something of a RunningGag that Son Goku treats everyone, from commoners to kings to gods, with the same casual, easy-going country bumpkin attitude. He's never outright disrespectful, he just never learned social niceties due to living alone for the formative years of his life. It gets really interesting in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' when we meet Zen'o, the [[GodEmperor King of Everything]] and literally the most powerful being in the ''Dragon Ball'' multiverse. Goku's casual attitude completely horrifies everyone else, but Zen'o likes Goku specifically ''because'' he treats him like a normal person, whereas everyone else in the 12 universes treats him with a mix of utter respect and pants-wetting terror because [[PersonOfMassDestruction he once destroyed six entire universes because he was in a bad mood]].

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* 'Anime/DragonBall'': ''Anime/DragonBall'': It's something of a RunningGag that Son Goku treats everyone, from commoners to kings to gods, with the same casual, easy-going country bumpkin attitude. He's never outright disrespectful, he just never learned social niceties due to living alone for the formative years of his life. It gets really interesting in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' when we meet Zen'o, the [[GodEmperor King of Everything]] and literally the most powerful being in the ''Dragon Ball'' multiverse. Goku's casual attitude completely horrifies everyone else, but Zen'o likes Goku specifically ''because'' he treats him like a normal person, whereas everyone else in the 12 universes treats him with a mix of utter respect and pants-wetting terror because [[PersonOfMassDestruction he once destroyed six entire universes because he was in a bad mood]].
28th Aug '17 11:48:41 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Anime/DragonBall'', it is a RunningGag with Goku where he treats deities with the same casual, easy-going attitude he does with everyone. It gets interesting in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' with Zeno the [[GodEmperor Omni-King]]. Everyone becomes terrified when Goku uses the same casual approach towards Zeno, considering he could [[PersonOfMassDestruction wipe out the Multiverse in an instant]] if he wanted to. Beerus and Supreme Kai constantly hit Goku to keep him in check and show respect. However in a twist of {{irony}}, Zeno likes Goku ''because'' he treats him casually like a normal person, rather than the ridiculous degrees of respect everyone else uses.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBall'', it is 'Anime/DragonBall'': It's something of a RunningGag with that Son Goku where he treats deities everyone, from commoners to kings to gods, with the same casual, easy-going attitude country bumpkin attitude. He's never outright disrespectful, he does with everyone. just never learned social niceties due to living alone for the formative years of his life. It gets really interesting in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' with Zeno when we meet Zen'o, the [[GodEmperor Omni-King]]. Everyone becomes terrified when Goku uses King of Everything]] and literally the same most powerful being in the ''Dragon Ball'' multiverse. Goku's casual approach towards Zeno, considering he could [[PersonOfMassDestruction wipe out the Multiverse in an instant]] if he wanted to. Beerus and Supreme Kai constantly hit Goku to keep him in check and show respect. However in a twist of {{irony}}, Zeno attitude completely horrifies everyone else, but Zen'o likes Goku specifically ''because'' he treats him casually like a normal person, rather than the ridiculous degrees of respect whereas everyone else uses.in the 12 universes treats him with a mix of utter respect and pants-wetting terror because [[PersonOfMassDestruction he once destroyed six entire universes because he was in a bad mood]].
24th Aug '17 12:57:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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In RealLife, access to royal families is usually tightly controlled, and in most cases commoners, unless they are friends with royal family members, are not allowed to have extended interaction with royals outside of formal events. Not in fantasy, though. In fantasy, Farmer Alice can go into the royal palace and give KingBobTheNth their secret handshake and a slap on the ass and say "What's up, King Dude?" RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething tend to do this more than others, since they're already active anyway and "actually doing something" more often than not entails working with common folk.

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In RealLife, access to royal families is usually tightly controlled, and in most cases commoners, unless they are friends with royal family members, are not allowed to have extended interaction with royals outside of formal events. Not in fantasy, fiction, though. In fantasy, fiction, Farmer Alice can go into the royal palace and give KingBobTheNth their secret handshake and a slap on the ass and say "What's up, King Dude?" RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething tend to do this more than others, since they're already active anyway and "actually doing something" more often than not entails working with common folk.



In fiction, however, it's rather common for ''anyone''--nobles, farmers, merchants, bribers, and military chaps alike--to be able to waltz into the palace with few or no repercussions. Many [=RPGs=] actually require players to consult the king before the adventure proper begins.

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In fiction, however, it's rather common for ''anyone''--nobles, farmers, merchants, bribers, and military chaps alike--to be able to waltz into the palace with few or no repercussions. Many [=RPGs=] actually require players to consult the king before the adventure proper begins.



* ''Anime/SpiderRiders'': The citizens of Arachna do this all the time with Prince Lumen.

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* %%* ''Anime/SpiderRiders'': The citizens of Arachna do this all the time with Prince Lumen.



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' Princess Vivi was shown in a flashback to be a {{Tomboy}}, who played with other kids all the time. [[LampshadeHanging It is noted]] how unusual it is for commoners and royalty to be able to freely associate in that manner.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece''
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Princess Vivi was shown in a flashback to be a {{Tomboy}}, who played with other kids all the time. [[LampshadeHanging It is noted]] how unusual it is for commoners and royalty to be able to freely associate in that manner.



* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the kingdom of Arendelle normally had an open-door policy with its citizens, but its doors ended up being closed for several years to try to hide Princess Elsa's [[AnIcePerson ice powers]]. The plot is kick-started when the doors are opened again for Elsa's coronation ceremony. And the ''Literature/AnnaAndElsa'' spin-off books portray Elsa as a humble, down-to-earth queen who often leaves the palace and mingles with the commoners. And that's not even mentioning [[FriendToAllLivingThings Anna]].

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the kingdom of Arendelle normally had an open-door policy with its citizens, but its doors ended up being were closed for several years to try to hide Princess Elsa's [[AnIcePerson ice powers]]. The plot is kick-started when the doors are opened again for Elsa's coronation ceremony. And the Also, he ''Literature/AnnaAndElsa'' spin-off books portray Elsa as a humble, down-to-earth queen who often leaves the palace and mingles with the commoners. And that's That's not even mentioning [[FriendToAllLivingThings Anna]].



* In Thomas Malory's magnum opus ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'', a poor cowherd seems to just walk up to KingArthur and asks a favor of him. In fact, a lot of quests and tales begin with some stranger just waltzing in to say/do something.
** The Green Knight from Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight takes it one step further and rides his horse straight into the main hall during a feast.
** Both these incidents - and numerous others - took place at Arthur's Pentecost Court which might be considered a sort of royal open house where all comers were feasted and invited to ask for boons.

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* In *''Myth/KingArthur'': The below events, and many others, took place at Arthur's Pentecost Court which might be considered a sort of royal open house where all comers were feasted and invited to ask for boons.
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Thomas Malory's magnum opus ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'', a poor cowherd seems to just walk up to KingArthur and asks a favor of him. In fact, a lot of quests and tales begin with some stranger just waltzing in to say/do something.
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** The Green Knight from Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight takes it one step further and rides his horse straight into the main hall during a feast.
** Both these incidents - and numerous others - took place at Arthur's Pentecost Court which might be considered a sort of royal open house where all comers were feasted and invited to ask for boons.
feast.
16th Aug '17 6:02:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the kingdom of Arendelle normally had an open-door policy with its citizens, but its doors ended up being closed for several years to try to hide Princess Elsa's [[AnIcePerson ice powers]]. The plot is kick-started when the doors are opened again for Elsa's coronation ceremony. And the ''Anna & Elsa'' spin-off books portray Elsa as a humble, down-to-earth queen who often leaves the palace and mingles with the commoners. And that's not even mentioning [[FriendToAllLivingThings Anna]].

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the kingdom of Arendelle normally had an open-door policy with its citizens, but its doors ended up being closed for several years to try to hide Princess Elsa's [[AnIcePerson ice powers]]. The plot is kick-started when the doors are opened again for Elsa's coronation ceremony. And the ''Anna & Elsa'' ''Literature/AnnaAndElsa'' spin-off books portray Elsa as a humble, down-to-earth queen who often leaves the palace and mingles with the commoners. And that's not even mentioning [[FriendToAllLivingThings Anna]].
9th Aug '17 1:37:11 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': In the WholeEpisodeFlashback "Moon the Undaunted", we see a young River Johansen trying, and failing, to remember to be formal and deferential to Moon Butterfly now that she's queen.
-->'''River:''' (''to himself'') Did I just call the Queen "pal"?!
31st Jul '17 1:32:47 PM SSJMagus
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** Lino En Kuldes in ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV''.
** Averted in ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'': the Queen is living in an insular bubble, and relies on her sister and a few select knights to maintain contact with the common people

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** Lino En Kuldes in ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV''.
''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'', who lets anyone on the island just walk into his throne room and talk to him. Seeing as Lino doesn't dress like a king and acts very casually himself, he could easily be mistaken for a servant. [[LargeAndInCharge A very large, muscular servant.]]
** Averted in ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'': the Queen is living in an insular bubble, and relies on her sister and a few select knights to maintain contact with the common peoplepeople. The player character's access to the Queen is on account of [[WarriorPrince being her son]].
11th Jun '17 1:29:26 PM nombretomado
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** His son Gustaf VI faced even more informality after TheWorldCup in 1958: once he went down to the pitch to salute the victorious Brazilian team, the team dentist hugged him while saying "Hey King! How you doin'?".

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** His son Gustaf VI faced even more informality after TheWorldCup UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup in 1958: once he went down to the pitch to salute the victorious Brazilian team, the team dentist hugged him while saying "Hey King! How you doin'?".
20th May '17 10:07:53 AM nombretomado
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* Depending on the game, [[{{Ultima}} Lord British]] is a ''very'' accessible monarch.

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* Depending on the game, [[{{Ultima}} [[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Lord British]] is a ''very'' accessible monarch.
12th May '17 2:20:57 PM Abodos
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', this initially seems to be played straight with the Zora royalty: Prince Sidon meets Link on a commonly used trail and invites him to meet with his father King Dorephan in Zora's Domain because Hylians lack the Zora's weakness to electricity. However, if you [[SequenceBreaking manage to skip that meeting spot and travel straight to the throne room]], Sidon is instead prepared to escort Link out before seeing that he is a Hylian. The Sheikah and Gerudo chiefs are also fairly closely guarded, with Link only being granted an audience with either because they recognize his Sheikah Slate; their protectiveness is also justified because of their frequent conflicts with the murderous Yiga Clan.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', this initially seems to be played straight with the Zora royalty: Prince Sidon meets Link on a commonly used trail and invites him to meet with his father King Dorephan in Zora's Domain because Hylians lack the Zora's weakness to electricity. However, if you [[SequenceBreaking manage to skip that meeting spot and travel straight to the throne room]], Sidon is instead prepared to escort Link out before seeing that he is a Hylian. Hylian. The Sheikah and Gerudo chiefs are also fairly closely guarded, with Link only being granted an audience with either because they recognize his Sheikah Slate; their protectiveness is also justified because of their frequent conflicts with the murderous Yiga Clan.
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