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5th Nov '17 7:02:28 AM StFan
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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=] 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, ''anyone'' -- nobles, farmers, merchants, bribers, and military chaps alike--to alike -- to be able to waltz into the palace with few or no repercussions. Many [=RPGs=] require players to consult the king before the adventure proper begins.






* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': When they are not on duty, Daniel and Rayana -the God Emperors of Avalon- are very informal and approachable.
** In chapter 26 Asuka and Shinji find them sunbathing nonchalantly:
-->''The coast of their island’s shore curved around and brought them back towards their own cabin’s end. They’d sighted a few other cabins along the way, but saw no other people or signs of activity until they reached a point near the next cabin up the island from Ching’s. Under a wide sunshade two beach chairs were occupied by figures that grew more familiar, but puzzling as they walked closer.''\\
''Asuka tilted her head and tried to reconcile what she was seeing with what she knew. The blonde hair and red beard were the same, but it was still hard to believe that the man in the first chair with the aviator sunglasses, white and red short-sleeved tropical shirt, and ratty shorts was their usually armored and caped host. Just as normal yet thereby odd was the Witch Queen next to him, now in a colorful sarong and backless swimsuit.''\\
''Daniel raised a coconut and paper umbrella drink at them as they drew near. “G’day, howdy-do, and hiya, kids. Having a good morning?” He nodded at their still joined hands. “Or are you still sort of feeling your way into things?” he asked in jaunty Japanese.''

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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': When they are not on duty, Daniel and Rayana -the -- the God Emperors of Avalon- Avalon -- are very informal and approachable.
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approachable. In chapter 26 Asuka and Shinji find them sunbathing nonchalantly:
-->''The coast of their island’s island's shore curved around and brought them back towards their own cabin’s cabin's end. They’d They'd sighted a few other cabins along the way, but saw no other people or signs of activity until they reached a point near the next cabin up the island from Ching’s. Ching's. Under a wide sunshade sunshade, two beach chairs were occupied by figures that grew more familiar, but puzzling as they walked closer.''\\
''Asuka
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Asuka
tilted her head and tried to reconcile what she was seeing with what she knew. The blonde hair and red beard were the same, but it was still hard to believe that the man in the first chair with the aviator sunglasses, white and red short-sleeved tropical shirt, and ratty shorts was their usually armored and caped host. Just as normal yet thereby odd was the Witch Queen next to him, now in a colorful sarong and backless swimsuit.''\\
''Daniel
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Daniel
raised a coconut and paper umbrella drink at them as they drew near. “G’day, "G'day, howdy-do, and hiya, kids. Having a good morning?” morning?" He nodded at their still joined hands. “Or "Or are you still sort of feeling your way into things?” things?" he asked in jaunty Japanese.''



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* ''Film/{{Coming To America}}'': The people in Queens, NY behave very familiarly with Prince Akeem's parents. And that's nothing compared to how several people treat Akeem before learning he's a prince.

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* ''Film/{{Coming To America}}'': ''Film/ComingToAmerica'': The people in Queens, NY behave very familiarly with Prince Akeem's parents. And that's nothing compared to how several people treat Akeem before learning he's a prince.



--->'''Cleo:''' ''(on the phone)'' Hello, King? Cleo McDowell here.
*** However, he even drops the royal title after Jaffe Joffer insults his daughter.

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--->'''Cleo:''' ''(on ''[on the phone)'' phone]'' Hello, King? Cleo McDowell here.
*** ** However, he even drops the royal title after Jaffe Joffer insults his daughter.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' usually doesn't play this straight, but Lord Vetinari's guards are under orders to accept any and all bribes, and he generally doesn't object to any commoner with both enough courage and a good enough reason to walk right up to his desk. Given that he cultivates a reputation as a tyrant (a very benevolent and competent one, nonetheless) anyone who gets that far is probably worth listening to for a minute.
** It helps immensely that he's known to be an alumnus of the Assassin's Guild, but no one can quite remember exactly what his focus was. And no one wants to be the one to find out by trying anything funny.
** It should be noted that the people allowed into the Palace to see the Patrician aren't simply free to wander into his office. They're shown into a waiting room with very hard benches and the door is locked behind them, leaving them to wait if Vetinari is inclined to see them -- or let them leave.
** The situation in Lancre is ... complex. Basically, royal security consists of Shawn Ogg, who is more likely to obey his mam than his monarch. Verence wants to be a man of the people in any case, but the Lancrastians believe the king ''should'' be holed up in the palace eating, quaffing and exercising his ''droit de seigneur'' (which is believed to be some kind of big, hairy dog), and are mistrustful of one who wants to ''listen'' to them. In fact, when Verence attempts to make a parliament and form a constitutional monarchy the Lancrastians think he's just trying to fool them into doing his job for him.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' usually doesn't play this ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Usually not played
straight, but Lord Vetinari's guards are under orders to accept any and all bribes, and he generally doesn't object to any commoner with both enough courage and a good enough reason to walk right up to his desk. Given that he cultivates a reputation as a tyrant (a very benevolent and competent one, nonetheless) nonetheless), anyone who gets that far is probably worth listening to for a minute.
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minute. It helps immensely that he's known to be an alumnus of the Assassin's Guild, but no one no-one can quite remember exactly what his focus was. And no one no-one wants to be the one to find out by trying anything funny.
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funny. It should be noted that the people allowed into the Palace to see the Patrician aren't simply free to wander into his office. They're shown into a waiting room with very hard benches and the door is locked behind them, leaving them to wait if Vetinari is inclined to see them -- or let them leave.
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** The situation in Lancre is ...is... complex. Basically, royal security consists of Shawn Ogg, who is more likely to obey his mam than his monarch. Verence wants to be a man of the people in any case, but the Lancrastians believe the king ''should'' be holed up in the palace eating, quaffing and exercising his ''droit de seigneur'' (which is believed to be some kind of big, hairy dog), and are mistrustful of one who wants to ''listen'' to them. In fact, when Verence attempts to make a parliament and form a constitutional monarchy the Lancrastians think he's just trying to fool them into doing his job for him.



** The Green Knight from Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight rides his horse straight into the main hall during a feast.
* Fflewddur Fflam in the Literature/PrydainChronicles was king of a country so small you could walk across the whole thing in a single day. Children would often play games and sports in his throne room because of ease of access, and they knew that he was far more likely to join in their games then shoo them out of the castle.

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** The Green Knight from Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight'' rides his horse straight into the main hall during a feast.
* Fflewddur Fflam in the Literature/PrydainChronicles was ''Literature/PrydainChronicles'' is king of a country so small you could can walk across the whole thing in a single day. Children would often play games and sports in his throne room because of ease of access, and they knew know that he was is far more likely to join in their games then than shoo them out of the castle.



* Eon in Literature/BelisariusSeries is first seen arm wrestling with Roman soldiers. He comes from an informal but spartan and militaristic culture where princes are first and foremost expected to prove themselves as soldiers and playing with soldiers is as natural to him as fighting beside them.
* Subverted in Literature/VorkosiganSaga. While the main characters refer to the emperor informally they are closely related. Armsmen have close access but not informal access.
* Played with in the Literature/{{Dragaera}} novels. Technically, any citizen of the Empire can seek an audience with the Empress at a certain time each week; in practice, her guards and bureaucrats make the process of requesting such an audience so intimidating and bothersome that most commoners back off and leave long before they get near her. Likewise, while it's possible for any citizen to communicate with the Empress psychically, peasants are never taught ''how'' to do so, and other social classes are warned that she might use the Imperial Orb to destroy their minds if they contact her for any reason ''she'' doesn't consider worthy of her time.

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* Eon in Literature/BelisariusSeries ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'' is first seen arm wrestling with Roman soldiers. He comes from an informal but spartan and militaristic culture where princes are first and foremost expected to prove themselves as soldiers and playing with soldiers is as natural to him as fighting beside them.
* Subverted in Literature/VorkosiganSaga.''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''. While the main characters refer to the emperor informally they are closely related. Armsmen have close access but not informal access.
* Played with in the Literature/{{Dragaera}} ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels. Technically, any citizen of the Empire can seek an audience with the Empress at a certain time each week; in practice, her guards and bureaucrats make the process of requesting such an audience so intimidating and bothersome that most commoners back off and leave long before they get near her. Likewise, while it's possible for any citizen to communicate with the Empress psychically, peasants are never taught ''how'' to do so, and other social classes are warned that she might use the Imperial Orb to destroy their minds if they contact her for any reason ''she'' doesn't consider worthy of her time.



* Used in the HonorHarrington series when Harrington remarks that she should probably drop in to the palace to visit Queen Elizabeth III. The person she's saying this to, Elizabeth's cousin and one of the few people who actually ''could'' just decide to drop by for a visit (although probably needing an appointment herself), is privately amused that Harrington, a career naval officer coming from a middle-class family on one of the kingdom's secondary planets, had become someone so politically and personally important that she should so casually suggest doing something that her highest-ranking military superiors and the vast majority of the kingdom's nobility and aristocracy simply wouldn't even consider or even be allowed to do.

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* Used in the HonorHarrington ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series when Harrington remarks that she should probably drop in to the palace to visit Queen Elizabeth III. The person she's saying this to, Elizabeth's cousin and one of the few people who actually ''could'' just decide to drop by for a visit (although probably needing an appointment herself), is privately amused that Harrington, a career naval officer coming from a middle-class family on one of the kingdom's secondary planets, had become someone so politically and personally important that she should so casually suggest doing something that her highest-ranking military superiors and the vast majority of the kingdom's nobility and aristocracy simply wouldn't even consider or even be allowed to do.



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** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]], quite literally, in ''To Play The King'' - The King decides to embark on a meet'n'greet tour through Britain without his security detail (to manifest his reputation as a 'people's monarch' and to build popular support against PM Urquhart). Urquhart, in return, exploits this by [[spoiler:arranging a [[FalseFlagOperation 'summer theatre']] in which the King gets 'kidnapped' by a group of paid thugs and then be 'rescued' by the British Army at Urquhart's behest, making him look like a hero and the King like a callous idiot]].
** Played straight in ''The Final Cut'' - Urquhart's own limousine is rammed off the motorway by some random trio of drunken punks in a minibus who are looking for a fight (but probably didn't realise ''whose'' limousine they just hit). Then [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that they're [[RealityEnsues promptly shot by Urquhart's own bodyguards as 'terrorists']].

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** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]], {{Invoked|Trope}}, quite literally, in ''To Play The the King'' - -- The King decides to embark on a meet'n'greet tour through Britain without his security detail (to manifest his reputation as a 'people's monarch' and to build popular support against PM Urquhart). Urquhart, in return, exploits this by [[spoiler:arranging a [[FalseFlagOperation 'summer theatre']] in which the King gets 'kidnapped' by a group of paid thugs and then be 'rescued' by the British Army at Urquhart's behest, making him look like a hero and the King like a callous idiot]].
** Played straight in ''The Final Cut'' - -- Urquhart's own limousine is rammed off the motorway by some random trio of drunken punks in a minibus who are looking for a fight (but probably didn't realise ''whose'' limousine they just hit). Then [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that they're [[RealityEnsues promptly shot by Urquhart's own bodyguards as 'terrorists']]."terrorists"]].



* Various people have startling amounts of access to Kai Winn on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', especially considering that she is essentially the Bajoran Pope. Major Kira, who granted is the second-in-command to the Emissary on the most strategic installation in the quadrant, still seems to get away with a lot in terms of informal meetings in which she can get very lippy indeed. Then there's Jake and Nog in "In the Cards," and, more grimly, "Anjohl Tennan" [[spoiler:(read 'Gul Dukat')]] in the closing arc.
** In the last case, the Kai's aide was at least duly incredulous (eventually), pointing out that the man simply appeared one day for an audience with the Kai and had, over-night, become her closest advisor to the point of living in her residence and ordering her servants and priests around.
* The short-lived comedy ''Series/ThatsMyBush'' parodied the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush presidency as a standard DomCom, which included giving George a [[DropInCharacter next door neighbor who drops in]] OnceAnEpisode. Made doubly ridiculous by the fact that the real White House is completely fenced in, with no residential buildings on its immediate vicinity.

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* Various people have startling amounts of access to Kai Winn on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', especially considering that she is essentially the Bajoran Pope. Major Kira, who granted is the second-in-command to the Emissary on the most strategic installation in the quadrant, still seems to get away with a lot in terms of informal meetings in which she can get very lippy indeed. Then there's Jake and Nog in "In the Cards," Cards", and, more grimly, "Anjohl Tennan" [[spoiler:(read 'Gul Dukat')]] "Gul Dukat")]] in the closing arc.
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arc. In the last case, the Kai's aide was at least duly incredulous (eventually), pointing out that the man simply appeared one day for an audience with the Kai and had, over-night, become her closest advisor adviser to the point of living in her residence and ordering her servants and priests around.
* The short-lived comedy ''Series/ThatsMyBush'' parodied the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush presidency as a standard DomCom, which included includes giving George a [[DropInCharacter next door next-door neighbor who drops in]] OnceAnEpisode.OncePerEpisode. Made doubly ridiculous by the fact that the real White House is completely fenced in, with no residential buildings on its immediate vicinity.



* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' does this with ''literally'' every playable race leader. As long as you are of the same faction, you can just barge into the royal throne room and talk to the king/queen/president.
** Semi-justified as AsskickingEqualsAuthority is in full effect here. It literally takes, at the very least, 15 enemy players, all at max level, to fight the faction leaders.
* ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' lets you stroll up to some fairly important people, like Elrond or Galadriel. In fairness, though, you're not exactly having a casual chat with them... either they've specifically sent for you because they want your help with something, or someone they already know has sent you to talk with them. Depending on your race, you may even know some of them already yourself (for example, the introduction for elves shows that you were on the scene six hundred years ago when Elrond soloed a troll; your contribution to this epic combat was basically to stand there and pee yourself, but he ''does'' know you).
** Of course this is somewhat justifiable. To meet Elrond for instance, one has to first walk through most of the valley of Rivendell to the Last Homely House, presumably being watched at every turn. To meet Galadriel is even harder as one has to ''earn'' the right to enter Lothlórien first, otherwise you risk get peppered by arrows by multiple hidden archers.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' does this with ''literally'' every playable race leader. As long as you are of the same faction, you can just barge into the royal throne room and talk to the king/queen/president.
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king/queen/president. Semi-justified as AsskickingEqualsAuthority is in full effect here. It literally takes, at the very least, 15 enemy players, all at max level, to fight the faction leaders.
* ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'' lets you stroll up to some fairly important people, like Elrond or Galadriel. In fairness, though, you're not exactly having a casual chat with them... either they've specifically sent for you because they want your help with something, or someone they already know has sent you to talk with them. Depending on your race, you may even know some of them already yourself (for example, the introduction for elves shows that you were on the scene six hundred years ago when Elrond soloed a troll; your contribution to this epic combat was basically to stand there and pee yourself, but he ''does'' know you).
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you). Of course this is somewhat justifiable. To meet Elrond for instance, one has to first walk through most of the valley of Rivendell to the Last Homely House, presumably being watched at every turn. To meet Galadriel is even harder as one has to ''earn'' the right to enter Lothlórien first, otherwise you risk get getting peppered by arrows by multiple hidden archers.



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* Kings and Queens in ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games are typically lazy about security. Sure they'll have guards stationed at various points in the castle, but you can pretty much walk up and talk to them without any trouble.
** In most cases, the main character is either [[JustifiedTrope royalty, a hero or offspring of a hero whose deeds are known the world over, or the local ruler is so desperate to find a way to deal with whatever monster invasion of the week is tearing his kingdom appart that he pretty much accepts anyone with a sword and a willingness to accept suicidal missions]]

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* Kings and Queens in ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games are typically lazy about security. Sure they'll have guards stationed at various points in the castle, but you can pretty much walk up and talk to them without any trouble.
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trouble. In most cases, the main character is either [[JustifiedTrope royalty, a hero or offspring of a hero whose deeds are known the world over, or the local ruler is so desperate to find a way to deal with whatever monster invasion of the week is tearing his kingdom appart that he pretty much accepts anyone with a sword and a willingness to accept suicidal missions]]



* Depending on the game, [[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Lord British]] is a ''very'' accessible monarch.

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* %%* Depending on the game, [[VideoGame/{{Ultima}} Lord British]] is a ''very'' accessible monarch.



* In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':

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-->'''River:''' (''to himself'') Did I just call the Queen "pal"?!

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-->'''River:''' (''to himself'') ''[to himself]'' Did I just call the Queen "pal"?!



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.
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.
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]].
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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.
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