[[quoteright:250:[[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ojou_2879.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:250:The one on the right, if you couldn't tell by that prim and proper posture.]]
(Sounds like "O-Joe". Or Eau-djeau if you speak French.)

Literally, a formal Japanese word for "young lady", the term Ojou (often ''Ojou-san'' or ''Ojou-sama'', as they are the more formal honorifics) is typically used in anime when referring to wealthy, high-class female characters. This term should not be confused with ''Oujo'', which means "princess" (literally "lord's daughter"). ''Ojou'' is written with distinctly different kanji and [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle has the accent on the second syllable while ''oujo'' has it on the first]]. Regardless, this entry is in fact suitable for both, due to shared personality and mannerisms.

The reason for that is that while she is often rich, and occasionally even an actual BlueBlood, the key point is that other people ''treat her'' like royalty, whether or not she actually is. Sometimes an Ojou can actually attain her status simply by personality alone (often in [[{{Joshikousei}} high school settings]] where she is probably a SchoolIdol), by being so heavily idolized that a fanclub springs around her, elevating her to a status far above that of those around her, while leveling violent reprisals against any who would treat her as a commoner. Oftentimes, a wealthy Ojou is found in a leading role in the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil. In fact, her wealth is often the HandWave explanation for the absurd power: they ''[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney make]]'' [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney the rules because they have money]].

In [[JapaneseLanguage the original Japanese]], expect all types of ojou to use the more formal [[JapanesePronouns first-person pronoun]] "''watakushi''" rather than the more casual (and [[GenderAndJapaneseLanguage feminine-only]]) "''atashi''," and to make heavy use of the "''wa''" feminine emphasis particle at the end of their sentences.

Most Ojou characters can be boiled down to three main types, a ProperLady variety, an IceQueen variety and a RoyalBrat variety. See the [[Analysis/{{Ojou}} Analysis For This Page]] to see how those three types tend to play out.

A staple feature of these characters are to have OjouRinglets, RegalRinglets, or a HimeCut for a hair cut and for the RoyalBrat type a NoblewomansLaugh.

A character saying "''oujo-sama to oyobi''" (roughly, "Call me queen") implies [[TheBaroness something else entirely]].

See also PrincelyYoungMan for the SpearCounterpart of this trope. BoysLove works occasionally features a male version of the Ojou. The YamatoNadeshiko is the adult version.

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* Konoe Konoka and Yukihiro Ayaka (pictured above) in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Konoka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konoe_family probably]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Yoshiko_(Shin-Seiwa-In) trumps]] Ayaka, but she still manages to be the least [[MosesInTheBullrushes royal person]] in her dorm room.
** Setsuna refers to Konoka as 'ojou-sama', as she is the daughter of the head of the Kansai Magic Association.
** Also Evangeline, who lives in a gorgeous BigFancyHouse and is served by Chachamaru there. [[spoiler: She also was a more normal "Ojou", aka a high-ranked membress of a Scottish clan, before she became a vampire by the Lifemaker.]]
** In a throwaway phrase [[spoiler: after she gets a Pactio from Negi]], Kotaro mentions that Chizuru Naba is an {{Ojou}} as well. The Nabas seem to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_industry into heavy industries]], so they're are likely to be a part of a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiretsu keiretsu]]'' (the sucessors of the [[ImperialJapan old-time]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaibatsu zaibatsu]]''). What does this mean? That her family is on par with ''Ayaka's'' in riches and prestige. No wonder they're close friends and share the same dorm.
*** Confirmed after Ayaka [[spoiler: gets her pactio card and explains her business plans to help with Negi's Mars Terraforming project - the Naba's will be helping out financially (which indeed confirms Chizuru's {{Ojou}} standing)]].
* Satsuki Kiryuin from ''Anime/{{Kill la Kill}}'' is a regal, dignified tyrant who, as president of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil, rules over Honnōji Academy with an iron fist.
* Ken Akamatsu's early manga ''Manga/AILoveYou'' has two: Kimika Aso is the haughty and mean-spirited type and an {{Expy}} of [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Sayoko Mishima]].
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s Integra Hellsing. Walter, her BattleButler, even [[LampshadeHanging calls her]] 'My Princess' at one point. You know, right after he [[spoiler: betrays her]].
* Androssi, Maschenny and Yeon from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.
* B-Ko Daitokuji from ''Anime/ProjectAKo''. Enough money and manufacturing capability to build multiple HumongousMecha ''overnight''.
* Asuna Kujo from ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku''.
* Michiru Kaioh (Sailor Neptune) from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is an interesting example of this, in that it is never stated that she is actually filthy rich, and we never have any idea who her parents are, but the fact that she owns a Stradivarius violin and a gigantic condo with its own aquarium (with Haruka) and is a world-famous violinist and painter in her own right (enough so to get double-billing with the world-famous pop sensation The Starlights in the Stars season of the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]]) still makes her part of this trope. In fact, Usagi, in a memorable episode, wherein she is feeling she is not classy enough or worthy enough of Mamoru, stumbles upon Haruka and Michiru in a theater in a park, where Michiru is up on stage playing her violin and looking classy, and then proceeds to [[CrowningMomentofAwesome bounce a lemon on her violin while playing it with her eyes closed]]; Usagi declares Michiru to be the "ideal Princess" and pitifully follows her around for the rest of the episode, hoping she'll get some of it by osmosis or something. Michiru also, notably, has a mirror which always shows her the truth and has the ability to sense when things are coming, and has wavy, aquamarine hair. It was clearly mentioned in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] that both she and Haruka are rich, not as much as Hotaru's and Rei's fathers, but had loads of money. Specifically through a good number of patrons.
** Rei Hino (Sailor Mars) is also an ojou. She goes to a private Catholic school and her dad's a big politician. Much more in the manga and [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live-action]], though: in the first anime, she's a lot more HotBlooded.
* Kumiko Yamaguchi in ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' is the granddaughter and heir presumptive of a {{yakuza}} boss and is called ''ojou'' when at home.
* Himemiya Chikane in ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''.
* Christine "Chris" Robbins from ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss'' is the perfect example of a non-Japanese ojou. Her mother is a beautiful, famous actress from Hollywood, her father is the president of a major bank, and she has ties with nobility. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles,_Prince_of_Wales Charles]] was even invited to her wedding.
* Aeka and Sasami in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' both count, though Aeka comes to mind first.
* Fujino Shizuru in ''Anime/MaiHime'', one of the rare ''ojou'' with lighter-colored hair.
* Reika Ryuuzaki in ''Manga/AimForTheAce'', one of the founding members of the stylized genre, and the first to use many of the phrases that went on to define the speech of rich girls in anime. (Note that Kazumi Amano {{Gunbuster}} is a huge parody of Reika, and indeed {{Gunbuster}} is one giant parody of Manga/AimForTheAce, though few fans are aware of it.
* Gowa Misuzu in ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}''.
* The ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' series possesses a few of these but plays with the trope some. Mylene Jenius in Anime/{{Macross7}} fits much of the bill for wealth [[spoiler: and eventually quasi-mystical power]], but she has an aversion to the responsibility and expectations her social position (daughter of a pair of war heroes) places on her and, aside from her sweet ride, dislikes flaunting her money too much; Sheryl Nome in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' is somewhat more traditional, although she usually conceals her identity in public to avoid being mobbed. Interestingly, both possess light hair, Mylene being cotton-candy pink and Sheryl being strawberry blonde.
* Ogasawara Sachiko in ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''.
** Actually, the vast majority of characters in the show are this, with Yumi being a notable (and purposeful) exception - even if they don't act the part, all the girls' families are filthy rich. Sachiko is the most extreme example in personality, however.
** Yumi is actually turning into the CloserToEarth version of the first type of Ojou. She's definitely got a set of fans that are rabid enough to give Touko hell once it obvious that the latter is being favored by Yumi to be her soeur.
*** Touko herself counts as a the second type. [[spoiler: Even if she's adopted.]] Actually, the Chinensis family seems to both attract and create Ojous.
* Mikage Aya in ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', another light-haired example.
* Umi Ryuzaki in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''. Fuu Hououji and her sister Kuu also fit the bill, but they're both more modest and ladylike, whereas Umi goes out of the way to make sure we know it and even borders a bit on RichBitch at first.
* Mutsu Emiho in ''VisualNovel/FinalApproach''.
* Chiyo-chan in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', though she defies pretty much all of the stereotypes other than "BigFancyHouse" and "has her own power and influence", and the latter is because she's [[CheerfulChild cute, smart, and well-liked]].
** Sakaki also certainly has plenty of adoring fans thanks to her outward appearance as a {{Badass}}.
* Jinguuji Kanade in ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil''.
* Nanami in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
* Kurosaki Sayoko and Minazuki Mahiru in ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}''. Kurosaki Asami's friend, known only as Sa-chan, tries to portray herself as an ojou as well, but whether she is or not is left an open question in the anime.
** In the manga, the answer is revealed. [[spoiler: She isn't - she just has a small inheritance and plays up the image in order [[AttentionWhore to get attention]].]]
* Kamishirou Rin and Kazetsubaki Kuriko in ''Anime/{{Maburaho}}''.
* Miki Hanakain in ''Manga/TenshiNaKonamaiki''.
* Saya Takagi in ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''.
* Eri Sawachika of ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' goes by Ojou to several characters (most frequently Harima). Also a notable {{Tsundere}}.
* Meiko Akizuki in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'' fits the basic character type, though not the full stereotype: she has lighter hair and isn't a member of the Student Council (one of her love interests is the council president, though).
* Minto Aizawa in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew''.
* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' multiverse seems to like them, with Honoka (Cure White) from ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' and both Komachi (Cure Mint) and the aforementioned Karen (Cure Aqua) from ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5''. Then, there are Reika (Cure Beauty) from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', and Alice (Cure Rosetta) from ''DokiDokiPrettyCure'', the latter being as rich as Karen. Both, Karen and Alice, are shown to have butlers.
** Itsuki (Cure Sunshine) from ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' -- when the term is used, it's a giveaway that [[{{Bifauxnen}} he is really a she.]] [[UnsettlingGenderReveal "O-OJOUSAMAAAAAA?!"]]
** Hibiki (Cure Melody) from ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' subvert this. She's not as wealthy as the other examples, but she's obviously the wealthiest lead Pretty Cure, yet; her [[{{Tomboy}} tomboyish personality]] makes it a bit difficult to recognize this. Her parents are famous musicians and her house is fancier than her teammates'.
*** Ako (Cure Muse), the princess of Major Land, was used to live in a castle, but now she prefers to live with her grandpa Otokichi, the former king, in a small house.
* Mint Blancmanche of ''[[Anime/GalaxyAngel Galaxy]]'' ''[[VideoGame/GalaxyAngel Angel]]''. For some reason, Mint seems to be a popular name for Ojous.
* The dream-world version of Nagato Kaya in ''Mugen Densetsu Takamagahara Dream Saga''.
* Lottie and Sara in ''Anime/SoukouNoStrain'' both come from rich families, as, it is implied, do most to all Reasoners.
* Mami Honda from ''Manga/SuperGals!'' is ridiculously rich in the anime.
* In ''Manga/LuckyStar'' episode 7, Konata gets hooked on ''[[LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru Mari Mite]]'' and starts acting like an Ojou.
** Her classmate Takara Miyuki, however, lives like an ojou; she lives in a BigFancyHouse, and her other friends go to an academy where they exchange greetings like those in ''[[LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru MariMite]]''.
* Katherine in ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'', from a "famous American fire mage family".
* Rue in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', though she fits also into DarkMagicalGirl.
** Though Rue is revered as much for being the best dancer as she is for her aristocratic manner. And like all RealLife prima ballerinas, she pays for that skill in pain and blood.
* Saori Kido in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. She's even called ''ojou-sama'' by her butler and some of the Saints in canon.
* Tomoyo Daidouji in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', although younger than most, as well as Mei Ling.
* Ayumi Himekawa and Shiori Takamiya from ''Manga/GlassMask''. Ayumi is another ojou with lighter hair (downright blond in the old series), though Shiori is more of a traditional black-haired one.
** In Ayumi's specific case, it's actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in the way this affects both her (lots of people think Ayumi is [[{{Nepotism}} using her parents' fame and wealth to further her career]], but she'll have nothing of it) and Maya (one of the reasons she thinks Ayumi is superior to her, which again doesn't amuse her).
* An overseas version of this is Layla Hamilton from ''Anime/KaleidoStar''.
* A more {{Tsundere}} version is Eri Fujisawa, the assistant of the Ryoukufu team in the third ''Manga/SlamDunk'' OAV. She's nicknamed "ojousan" by [[ButNotTooForeign Michael Okita]] and even by her coach, goes to one really exclusive school for rich kids (lampshaded often in the dialogues) and sometimes is more of a boss than the coach himself..
* Ryoko Katsuragi in ''Manga/PenguinRevolution'' is Vice President of the Student Council and TheOjou of her school... except she's [[WholesomeCrossdresser actually a guy]]. Everyone at school [[AttractiveBentGender still thinks she's gorgeous]], though.
* Mayu Miyuki from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' is a type 2, and something of a RichBitch when she's not around Kaoru. She still gets a bit of sympathy due to ParentalAbandonment.
** Aoi Sakuraba, only daughter of a wealthy family, is an almost perfect type 1, and very much the YamatoNadeshiko. Her bodyguard/tutor/foster-sister Miyabi, a NinjaMaid without the {{Meido}} uniform, calls her "Aoi-ojou-sama" from time to time, especially early in the manga.
* Wang Liu-Mei and Louise Halevy from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''.
* Nagi Sanzen'in of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', with a dash of {{Tsundere}} thrown in for extra [[MoeMoe moe points]].
** The [[NoSenseOfDirection perpetually lost]] Isumi Saginomiya fits the trope even better then Nagi; her profile in the manga even calls her the one most worthy of the title "Ojou-sama", and in the omake to Volume 5, chapter 52, Nagi and Sakuya actually discuss why she qualifies as the most ojou of the ojou-samas. Look it up ''[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c052/17.html here]]'' and ''[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c052/18.html here]]''
** The newly introduced Athena also qualifies. Since [[spoiler:Nagi and Athena were originally the same character, it makes sense]]
** Athena would fit perfectly, if she'd pull off the laugh.
* A rather tragic (and light-haired) Ojou is Hiroko "Hiro-chan" Kaizuka from ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}''.
** Also, Takami "Komo" Komoda from ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}''.
* GeniusCripple Madoka Otowa from ''Manga/GetBackers'' (who also owns a [[MacGuffin Stradivarius]], oddly enough).
* Kihel Heim from ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' is a blonde, but fits in otherwise. Her little sister Sochie is more of a {{Tsundere}}.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has two, one on each side of the conflict (though neither one is directly involved in the fighting). Milly Ashford, the president of the school's AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil, whose family runs the academy everyone goes to. Kaguya Sumeragi was the head of a powerful house in Japan who, despite her young age, is treated much like a princess and has a high social status.
** Also, three of Milly's friends are also Ojous to some degree. Nina Einstein mixed this with ShrinkingViolet and later PsychoLesbian, Shirley Fenette was this and the NaiveEverygirl, and Kallen Kouzuki mixed the Ojou and IllGirl images when she was in school to cover up her ActionGirl escapades.
* Relena Darlian/Peacecraft from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' is both TheOjou and [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses The]] [[RebelliousPrincess Oujo]]. A more traditional Ojou is Sylvia Noventa.
* The image song of Tamaki Reika from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' is actually called "Super Ojou-sama".
* Most of the female characters in ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' (excepting the [[PerpetualPoverty poor to the point of absurdity]] [[PluckyGirl main character]] and her best friend), notably Shizuka, Domyoji's sister Tsubaki, and Sakurako, although the latter is more typified by her less pleasant attributes.
* Karen Ayanokouji from ''VisualNovel/AkaneIroNiSomaruSaka'' is this type of character. She has the curls, the laugh and tries very hard to please her classmates with her fortune, but ultimately ends up trying way too hard.
* Satella Harvenheit from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', who happens to be a redhead.
* Hirasaka Kayuki from ''Manga/TheRecordOfAFallenVampire'', complete with BigFancyHouse (with TheThingThatGoesDoink) and a ridiculously fancy kimono closet.
* In ''Anime/HellGirl'', Enma Ai's assistants always address her as "ojou", [[AvertedTrope but she isn't one]].
* The sweet-looking, wavy-haired [[MoeAnthropomorphism Belgium]] in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' subverts this: the "Meeting of the World" strip and anime has her as TheOjou, some illustrations show her wearing very pretty dresses, and she already had quite a bit of money as a [[ChildProdigy pint-sized economic genius]] -- but characterization-wise, she's more of a tomboyish CoolBigSis.
** Monaco is a straighter example, though.
** MariaTheresa (yes ''that'' MariaTheresa) mixes this with TheHighQueen. So does Poland's old boss, Queen/King Jadwiga.
** Austria's Nyotalia form is also this, though she loses the glasses.
* Platinum Berlitz in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''.
* Taiga Aisaka from ''LightNovel/ToraDora'' appears to have the funds--at least enough to live in a huge apartment on her own, financed by her parents [[spoiler: (or better said, her mom and stepfather)]]. Of course, her small stature and [[{{Tsundere}} violent outbursts]] don't really make her give off the vibe.
** Ami Kawashima is perhaps more indicative of this trope.
* Midori from ''LightNovel/TelepathyShoujoRan''.
* Houjou Reika of ''LightNovel/GoshuushouSamaNinomiyaKun'' is an ojou and is called as such by her servants who call her ojou-sama and her juniors at high school who call her ojou-senpai.
* Sumi Kuroi from ''Moetan''.
* The anime only character Lulu De Morcerf in ''Manga/ShugoChara''.
* Kunugi-tan from ''Anime/BinchouTan'', who is also somewhat of a LonelyRichKid, despite living in a mansion loaded with {{meido}}s.
* Isabella from ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' is more or less an Ojou [[TransSexual trapped in a]] [[LonelyRichKid lonely rich boy's body]].
* Tsumugi Kotobuki (a.k.a. Mugi-chan) from ''Manga/KOn'' is a light-haired example of the former type.
* Sharon Rainsworth, her mother Shelly, and her grandmother Sheryl from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' belong to one of the most powerful families in the series. Oz's younger sister Ada can be an example of this as well.
* Yurika from ''Manga/ChocottoSister''.
* Hime and Sherwood from ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'' are both blonde examples.
* Ai from ''Anime/ShinChan''.
* Kodachi "The Black Rose" Kuno from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. She and her brother Tatewaki even live in a traditional Japanese palace.
** Also Mariko Konjou, the cheerlader who pursues Kuno.
* ''Ichinensei Ni Nacchattara'': Miho, an elementary schooler.
* Hyuga Hinata in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. She's the heiress to the currently largest individual clan in Konoha, and apparently has a BigFancyHouse..
* Tamao Kikunoi from ''Manga/TheWallflower'' is insanely rich and referred to as a princess many times in the series. Even her fiance calls her "Ojou-sama".
* All but one of the harem from ''VisualNovel/PrincessLover'' also qualifies. Two of them are actual Ojous, and the remaining seems to be the head of a large fashion company.
* Touka from ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' is a classic version...[[VerbalTic desu wa]]!
* All of the girls attending Tokiwadai in ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' are called "ojou-sama" by pretty much everybody else.
** Upon hearing that she's from Tokiwadai, Misaka is usually assumed by everyone to be a RichBitch... until it turns out that she's a [[{{Tsundere}} deredere]] NiceGirl with a heaping help of LittleMissBadass [[PersonOfMassDestruction for those who don't get it]].
* ''LightNovel/LadiesVersusButlers'' is practically filled with this trope, most of the characters are high class BlueBlood. Sernia Flameheart is at the top of the heap though, with the hair, laugh and (for the first part of the story) attitude, but she lacks the respect of others, who only call her Ojou as a kind of mocking, usually prefering to refer to her as 'Drill' after her hairstyle.
* Rodoreamon from ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''; Neveril is the same archetype but not addressed as such.
* Sumire Kanzaki from ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen'' fits the second category to a T. Beautiful, talented and rich, she has no problems reminding others of these facts.
* Saki Tenjouin from ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' is a type two: stuck up and prideful, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold shows a kind side]] towards people in need.
* Kyoka Kanejo from ''Manga/BGataHKei'' belongs to the second variety, has this tropes in spades and throws in [[BrotherSisterIncest a unhealthy obsession]] for good measure. Oh, and a [[BigFancyHouse ludicrous mansion]]
* Lucy Heartfilia from ''Manga/FairyTail'' grew up as one but she left because her father focused on his business instead of her to the point of neglect. That being said, no one in the Fairy Tail guild gives her preferential treatment and she prefers it that way.
* The all-girl Fujigaya high school from ''Manga/AoiHana'' caters to students from wealthy families, which makes "normal" girl Akira feel out of place at times. Kyouko fits right in though and she also tends to act the part. Yasuko also comes from a wealthy background, but attends the middle-class Matsuoka high school. She is also much more tomboyish.
* Mika from ''Manga/{{Kanamemo}}'' is an odd case; she behaves very much like an {{ojou}}, even calling Kana a "commoner", but why a rich girl would have to deliver newspapers is never addressed.
* Neese in ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar''. Her mother is a very high ranking priestess, her father a famous sorcerer, and her grandmother was a one of the greatest heroes of Lodoss. As most kings of Lodoss were born commoners [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority and gained their position by becoming famous heroes]], this puts her in the very highest circles of society. Her personal bodyguard Aldo also always calls her Neese-sama.
* Midori from ''Manga/AttackNumberOne'' starts out as a queenly if not a bit snobbish rich girl on the volleyball team, but progresses into a better sort of ojou who's more on the "graceful and gracious" end.
* Victoria Dahlgrün from ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'', one of Vivio's rivals in the Inter-Middle tournament.
** Nanoha's [[ThoseTwoGuys two friends Suzuka and Alisa]] are ridiculously rich. You wouldn't guess how Nanoha, whose family has only a restaurant and a dojo (well, [[TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever they are also mercenaries]]), got two rich girls with {{Big Fancy House}}s and too many pets, unless you know the backstory[[note]]Alisa bullied Suzuka, and Nanoha slapped Alisa in the face. Suzuka shouted they mustn't fight, and the three became friends[[/note]]. Well, both of them have pretty ordinary personalities.
* Genevieve Van Heusen from ''Manga/LoveIsInTheBag'' is a Type 2.
* Cheryl Christina Melville from ''Tico of the Seven Seas''.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' has Scanty and Kneesocks, the {{Evil Counterpart}}s to the heroes. While the main characters are skanky and hedonistic angels who only care about satisfying their base desires, Scanty and Kneesocks are snobby and order-obsessed demons who take their evil duties quite seriously.
* Despite ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' being largely set in an upper-class neighbourhood, it's not until ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'' and its title character show up that we got a true ojou. Though Hitomi was fairly close.
** Incidentally, an official [[RadioDrama audio drama]] done by the voice actors contains the following exchange:
-->'''Homura''': A hostel? This is my first time.\\
'''Sayaka''': Wow, you’re such an ojou.
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': When Yuno and Miyako go to a shrine described as "wonderful" by their teacher, they encounter a Shinto priest who calls them "ojou-san". They soon discover that he calls even ''elderly women'' "ojou-san". The two speculate that he's the reason Yoshinoya called it wonderful.
* Himeno's two step sisters Mawata and Mayune fit both types of Ojous in ''Manga/{{Pretear}}''. Mawata is the quiet yet spoiled girl and Mayune is the snarky overbearing type. Interestingly enough, due to her father's remarriage Himeno could easily be an ojou but refuses to let the legions of butlers and maids treat her like one. Or her classmates for that matter.
* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'''s Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is stuck in a school where EVERYONE is an ojou (or their male counterparts) because it's a school for royalty. She still expects high class treatment by everyone that's a plebian, [[EspeciallyZoidberg ESPECIALLY Saito]].
* Tsuruya from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is an aversion to any of the typical personalities. Technically she's an ojou because her family is ridiculously rich, and her BigFancyHouse is extremely impressive; however she has absolutely none of the personality traits of one. She's laid-back, down to earth and is simply "one of the girls", not to mention a lot of fun. Probably why she gets along with Haruhi so well.
* Margaret Burton in ''Anime/{{Madlax}}.''
* Kanade in ''LightNovel/MayoChiki'' is a rather clear example, complete with her own [[BattleButler butler]] at school. Her [[TheTrickster true personality]] isn't [[ManipulativeBitch quite]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold standard]], though.
* Since ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru'' is set at a private all girl's school, many characters fit this, most notably Takako.
* Yurin L'Ciel from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Gundam AGE]]'', who's the ProperLady type. Unusually for the trope she wasn't ''born'' as one, but was adopted by the richest man in her colony after her parents died. [[spoiler: Too bad she met a ''really'' bad end.]]
* Kagami Kuro from ''Kodomo no Jikan'' is the second type but watch for the {{Tsundere}} streak.
* Akiko Hashou from ''Manga/KaseiYakyoku''.
* Chisa Taiami (first type) and Hibari Niigusa (third type) from the post-apocalyptic manga ''Manga/SevenSeeds''. Their wealthy families helped fund the Seven Seeds project and insisted that they be included in exchange for this help.
* Tsukiko Okakura from ''Manga/SakuraNoIchiban'' is from a wealthy noble family, has a group of girls that follow her every step, and is a member of the school's Sakura Blossom Club, a club where girls from rich families go to have tea parties. She also possesses a HimeCut.
* During the camping arc of ''[[{{Yotsuba}} Yotsuba&!]]'', Ena and Yotsuba occasionally play at being [[ProperLady Proper Young Ladies]]
* The Suzuki sisters, Ayako (ProperLady) and Sonoko (mild SpoiledBrat) in DetectiveConan.
** Also, ''many'' ojous show up in the different cases -- like Akie and Natsue Hatamoto (SpoiledBrat and ProperLady, respectively), Reika Yotsui (''massive'' RichBitch [[spoiler: who dies for it]]), Asuka Shibazaki (top model, daughter of a politician and another RichBitch [[spoiler: who also pays with her life]]), Ema Anzai (oil painter, member of a ''keiretsu'' and also a RichBitch [[spoiler: [[RuleOfThree ... guess what happens to her]]?]]), Etsuko Torakura (ProperLady, married into a rich family [[spoiler: via a cruel ScarpiaUltimatum]]), Naoko Takei (mix of ProperLady and LonelyRichKid [[spoiler: who is kidnapped due to her father's horrible sins]]), etc.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Sara Crewe in ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'', before [[FallenPrincess she falls on hard times.]]
* Yao Mulan in ''Literature/MomentInPeking''.
* Annagramma Hawkin, Tiffany Aching's social nemesis in the young adult ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books, embodies the second version of this trope. Slightly subverted in ''Wintersmith'', where it's revealed that [[spoiler: her family isn't rich at all]] and she actually starts to learn from experience.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Lana Lang from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' started out being Smallville's sweetheart. She is kind to everyone, beautiful, and involved in everything so everyone in the whole school knows her and likes her. She also starts out as a cheerleader and the homecoming queen.
* Ahim de Famille from ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''.
* Tsuruhime from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' was raised by a rather aristocratic family, while the boys were brought up on the streets.
* Lady Morgana in the first series of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' was pretty much the alpha-female of the castle, what with being King Uther's beloved ward ([[spoiler:and secret daughter]]) and Prince Arthur's foster sister.
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[[folder:Music]]
* ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' Kagamine Rin in the Story of Evil.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Rozalin of ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' is both a literal demon noble and accessory to WellExcuseMePrincess.
* Yai in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', a mini-Ojou of the Chiyo-chan sort. Her wealth and connections are often a plot point. They're also how she manages to stay afloat as a [=NetBattler=] without her friends' natural talent: she just buys outrageously expensive chips.
** Her ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' {{Expy}}, Luna, is also a mini-Ojou, as well as her class' [[ClassRepresentative president]].
* Emilie "Lili" de Rochefort from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 5: Dark Resurrection'' is the daughter of an absurdly rich oil magnate from Monaco that has [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney screw-the-rules money]] from his franchise (Though, by Tekken 6 that rule seems to have no effect when he was on the verge of bankruptcy). She, however, spends most of her time with her butler, and is quite graceful throughout.
* Mitsuru Kirijo from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' is red-haired, the StudentCouncilPresident, and the daughter of the president of the Kirijo Zaibatsu. Her social link is the Empress.
** Yukiko Amagi from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', destined to inherit her parents' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryokan_%28Japanese_inn%29 classic Japanese inn.]] She would correspond more to the Type 1 ''{{Ojou}}'' compared to Mitsuru. Her Social Link is the Priestess Arcana, even.
* Lady Riddel in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' is a somewhat meek and retiring ojou, though she has her moments of bravery.
* Karin Kanzuki from ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. Despite being wealthy to extremes (she uses her wealth to try to cheat Sakura out of a legitimate competition in the Sakura-focused UDON comic mini-series and can casually arrive to a fight via helicopter), she is talented enough to last in a real fight using her family's martial arts.
* [[spoiler: Rei Ijyuin]] from the first ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' game. [[spoiler: She's actually a WholesomeCrossdresser who acts like a [[AloofBigBrother tough and aloof guy]], but has [[HugeSchoolgirl a hidden gentle and girly side]] which comes afloat if you get her as your girlfriend.]]
** The more straight-up Ojou is actually Yukari Koshiki, daughter of a rich family and very courteous, naive and sweet. [[spoiler: And she knows Rei's real gender, as they're childhood friends.]]
** Megumi Mikihara, Shiori's best friend, also is a bit of this and of ShrinkingViolet. Yuko Asahina is this and a GenkiGirl.
** And ''Girl's Side 1'' gives us Mizuki, of the RoyalBrat type.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe The Binding Blade]]'' gives us [[spoiler: Pent and Louise's daughter]], Clarine. She's a mounted WhiteMagicianGirl -> MagicWarrior who tends to act like a Type 2, but shows two or three Type 1 traits too (specially towards [[TsunDere Dorothy]]). There's also MagicalGirlWarrior Lilina.
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword]]'' has Lady Priscilla of Carleon, a ''redheaded'' and melancholic Ojou who's quiet and polite as well as a mounted WhiteMagicianGirl who can become a MagicWarrior through promotion, and Louise, a beautiful and elegant Archer married to Mage General Pent the most powerful magic user in Etruria.
** From ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' we have the three princesses of the game: female lead Eirika, her friend Tana, and WhiteMage L'Arachel.
** While many of the ''actual'' Princesses and royal women of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' are more down-to-earth (like [[spoiler:Lucina and any other girl fathered by Chrom]], Lissa, and Say'ri), the young noblewoman Maribelle breathes this trope. Implied in the case of Sumia, since she has the OjouRinglets hairstyle (even if not as big as Maribelle's) and her potential LoveInterest Gaius refers to her as "[[TheDitz that crazy]] noblewoman" in one of their supports.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'''s Remilia Scarlet is the Ojou of the ''Scarlet Devil Mansion''. As for influence, well... she IS a powerful vampire... Somewhat subverted in that she's mostly only an Ojou [[RoyalBrat in her own head]], and the only ones who actually treats her like an Ojou are her NinjaMaid and, arguably, her [[BadassBookworm lib]][[MagicLibrarian ra]][[WitchSpecies ri]][[OddFriendship an]].
** Also, ghost princess Yuyuko Saigyouji is the Oujo of ''Hakugyokurou''.
** And exiled moon princess Kaguya Houraisan is the Oujo of Eientei with Eirin and a horde of rabbits to keep her company.
* Sapphire of ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' is an AxCrazy example of this. Very nice to Almaz though except for one accidental attack and the time he needed to be puched to get him in line.
* Lady Bow of ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' is a Boo version of this.
* Yurika Kirishima from ''[[VideoGame/RivalSchools Project Justice]]'' is an odd amalgamation of qualities from both types of Ojou. Like the Proper Lady, she is unassuming and naive (although her desire for a normal life [[spoiler:is to escape her current life as a hired assassin and her brother's reluctant henchwoman]]), but lacks the vocal fanbase that worships her every move. She has the physical features of the Royal Brat (OjouRinglets and TsurimeEyes eyes), but lacks any of the personality traits of that type. She is still portrayed as high-class and implied to be rich, at least compared to her best friends [[BikerBabe Akira]] and [[{{Delinquents}} Zaki]].
* [[ActionGirl Ashelin]] in ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' is the Baron's daughter, a high-ranking member of the Krimzon Guard, and takes over as Governor of Haven City after Praxis's death.
* Mistaki in ''VisualNovel/{{Canvas 2}}''.
* Chiaki Tachibana from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne''. [[spoiler: She evolves due to the horrific events of the [[EldritchLocation Vortex World]] into a full-blown monster]].
* Gardenia from [[Franchise/DotHack the .hack games]] both acts like a highly esteemed general and has her own devoted fan club (whom all members refer to her as Lady Gardenia). In fact it's because of Gardenia's fan club that Kite was able to recruit her as they forced him to deliver her a letter. [[spoiler: And leading her to reveal she doesn't want anything to do with this fan club when she refuses to cooperate with Kite by taking the letter. At first.]]
* Ridley from ''VideoGame/RadiataStories'' is type 2: A snobby BlueBlood knight, who is followed on her missions by other knights to make sure she doesn't get hurt. After a key event, she mellows into the first type; polite and sweet VIP among her new allies, with an IdiotHero declaring his life's mission is porotecting her.
* ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'' has examples of the both basic types: first Diana who is closer to the latter definition as the ''de facto'' leader of the Aristocrat Club, characterized by her strong-willed, mischiveous personality and willingness to humiliate those who don't meet her standards, most notably the protagonist Jennifer. The second example is closer to the first definition: [[spoiler:the sickly, gentle-minded Wendy who in her role of Rose Princess outranks Diana and apparently is the founder and lawmaker of the Club. [[{{Yandere}} You also don't want to end up in her bad side.]] ]]
* Helena Douglas from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' carries herself as one (and for all intents and purposes, fits the trope) but the soft exterior conceals a very troubled heart.
* ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'' has Iori Minase (the RoyalBrat variety) and Takane Shijou (the ProperLady variety).
* Chizuru Kagura, Hinako Shijou, Elisabeth Blanctorche and Rose Berstein from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. Chizuru and Hinako are the ProperLady kind, Elisabeth is the IceQueen type, and Rose is the RoyalBrat variety.
* ''Asuka 120%'' has Tamaki Shindou, the principal's daughter.
* ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'' has Elissa, the daughter of head merchant and governor-general of Qart Hadast.
* Patricia Hearn from VideoGame/PrincessMaker 2 is ''very'' much the RoyalBrat type.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Miku in ''VisualNovel/AProfile'', though at first she attempts to deny it and pretend she doesn't fit the trope.
* All the girls in ''VisualNovel/ShikkokuNoSharnoth'' who attend the royal academy. They're not quite aristocrat level, but pretty close.
* Kotonoha Katsura from ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''. Very pretty, kinda naive, lives in a BigFancyHouse, is thought of as "unreachable" by boys, envied ''badly'' by girls,
* Arcueid Brunestud from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''. Very wealthy despite literally having no source of income, presumably based on a fortune that was amassed 800+ years ago. Check. Big house? Castle Brunestud, plus some vaguely alluded to mansions. Check. 'Real' Princess, check. Blond haired, white skinned. No tall dark and bishoujo here. Bit of a lonely rich [[ManChild grown up kid]] but other than that mostly just a [[CloudcuckooLander strangely friendly]] demeanor. Oh, and supernatural powers. Tied to her being a princess in the first place. She's also called the White Princess, if that helps.
** Tohno Akiha is a better example, though. She actually does behave like a noble.
* Rin Tohsaka from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has at least some characteristics of this: she's from a family of magi nobility (and she's not shy about it), and has a large fanclub of boys at school who consider her untouchable.
** Luviagelita Edelfelt is, at least in VideoGame/FateUnlimitedCodes, a straight example of the second type.
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'':
** Shizune Hakamichi comes from a ''very'' rich family, lives in a BigFancyHouse and is the StudentCouncilPresident. [[spoiler: Later she's revealed to be a LonelyRichKid who has driven almost all of her friends away (save for Hisao and Misha) due to how competitive she is, and has very serious issues about it since, being deaf-mute, poor Shizune can't show and express her feelings and thoughts properly.]]
** Lilly Satou comes from a rich family and has a BigFancyHouse (though she doesn't like it being referred to as a "mansion"). [[spoiler:She and Shizune also happen to be cousins]].
* Ouba Academy appears to mostly be a school for ojous in ''VisualNovel/KaraNoShoujo'' but ''the'' ojou is the local StudentCouncilPresident, Orihime Tsukishima. [[spoiler:Only she's stifling under the atmosphere of the school and expectations on her, so she set up a prostitution ring among those who are similarly repressed.]]
* Sonia Nevermind in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', being titled as the "Super High-School Level Princess".
* ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'' gives us Remi Himekawa, who is the SpoiledSweet[=/=]LonelyRichKid type.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Black-haired Ayla Goodkind in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. After being disinherited, she's still worth a third of a billion dollars, which is peanuts by her family's standards. She was disinherited from a mutant-hating family because she manifested as a mutant. She was the blond ShelteredAristocrat before she manifested.
** Solange and Traduce are both definitely examples of the second type. Solange is also the AlphaBitch.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'''s Weiss is an example of the ice queen subtype. Her family is wealthy, powerful and pretty much untouchable [[note]]given that they're willing and ready to fight a war against the White Fang terrorists[[/note]] but they're not technically royalty.
-->'''Ruby:''' ''(to Weiss)'' Hey, I said I was sorry, princess!
-->'''Blake:''' It's heiress, actually.

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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Mai of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', and Toph being a [[RebelliousPrincess rebellious]] version.
** Asami Sato from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is the daughter of Hiroshi Sato, the wealthiest man in Republic City and herself a genial, generous fan of [[FictionalSport pro-bending]] who talks her father into sponsoring her poor boyfriend's team.
* Trixie Tang on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' is the richest girl in town, and everyone bows to her when she enters the bus (after an introduction said by the bus driver, no less).
* Whitney Stane of ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' is one of these, as the daughter of a high-class CEO. At least until her father lost his job as punishment for associating with a criminal and spent his money developing the Iron Monger armor.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* There once was a young Japanese arts student named Michiko Shouda, the daughter of a rich businessman who was the president and later honorary chairman of the Nisshin Flour Milling Company. She fell in love with Crown Prince Akihito of Japan, managed to marry her PrinceCharming [[UptownGirl after more than one hardship (because of her commoner status)]], and ultimately she became [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko_of_Japan Empress Michiko of Japan]].
** Quite interestingly, she had previously been introduced as a potential suitor to a certain Kimitake Hiraoka, a rising star in the Japanese literary scene as well as the royalist-nationalist Right. However, he was, alas, [[ManlyGay gay]], and a [[TheBeard Beard]] was not in the cards. So much the better for her; in TheSeventies, the poor fellow [[Creator/YukioMishima tried to stage a coup]] ''[[Creator/YukioMishima against her father-in-law]]'' [[Creator/YukioMishima and ended up committing seppuku]].
** For obvious reasons, pretty much every female in the Japanese Imperial Family qualifies as TheOjou. Crown Princess Masako was an atypical case, though, as she had her own career as a lawyer before getting married to Crown Prince Naruhito ''and'', like the Empress, was a commoner.
* Western example: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Silvia_of_Sweden Silvia Renate Sommerlath]], daughter of a German businessman. She married Carl Gustav XVI from Sweden and is now his Queen.
* Another Western example: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was previously just Kate Middleton.
** Also Sophie Rhys-Jones, Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward the Earl of Essex.
* Yoko Ono was this before... well, [[YokoOhNo shit happened]].
** Paul [=McCartney=]'s first girlfriend, Jane Asher, was one too. So was his first wife Linda Eastman, but in other ways.
* Music/{{Beyonce}}. Even before she was rich due to her music, she came from an upper-middle class family. She's very feminine and graceful and the people around her definitely treat her like royalty.
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