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->''"I was raised to be charming, not sincere."''
-->-- '''Cinderella's Prince''', ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''

The opposite of PrinceCharming, a prince, or someone '''at least of high nobility''', who is absolutely wrong for the heroine or LoveInterest, because he is boring, shallow, or a total jerk (if not outright TheEvilPrince). The princess will either [[WrongGuyFirst fall for that prince at first]], or have an ArrangedMarriage with him, but will end up with the commoner guy instead ([[ChangelingFantasy who might be a prince himself]] [[MosesInTheBulrushes and not know it]]). This is a common character in {{Fractured Fairy Tale}}s.

Despite the title, this can happen with princesses. It's just rarer.

A [[SisterTrope variation]] on the RomanticFalseLead--except here the "prince" is clearly the {{Wrong Guy|First}}. This may be done to PrinceCharming retroactively by DerailingLoveInterests.

Not to be confused with PrinceCharmingWannabe, who is not a literal prince, but often displays many of the same wrong-guy traits as this guy.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Griffith acts as a stereotypical PrinceCharming to Princess Charlotte, but he is only using her to rule the Kingdom of Midland. However, he is capable of pulling the PrinceCharming stunt so well that NO ONE thinks that he's charmless, even some readers can be fooled. However, once the Eclipse goes down, Griffith shows us that he's not just Charmless... he's '''pure evil'''. ([[DarkMessiah he still is pretty charismatic for bastards though]])
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': First Prince Odysseus U Britannia (a nice guy compared to the rest of his mostly ruthless, brutal, egotistical, cunning, sadistic, sociopathic, racist, megalomaniacal, 31 flavors of balls-to-the-wall batshit insane, and downright assholish kin but not very bright for the heir apparent to Britannian throne) almost has an ArrangedMarriage with TokenMiniMoe Tian-Zi, the Empress of China. Obviously, it was not meant to be. There's a ''reason'' [[FanNickname fans call him]] "[[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Prince Valium]]".
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'': Yuna Roma Seiran. Foppish, tactless and supremely arrogant, Yuna was so unlikeable that fans actually wished Cagalli had [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim just shot him]] on the spot during their first meeting. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' tries to moderate this somewhat, with some limited success.
* The noble title of Conrad in ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'' isn't entirely clear, but he has all the traits of the trope. He's even much more worse at being a hero than Louie, who at least has the spirit to help people and shows some degree of competence, while Conrad is just an UpperClassTwit.
* Hotohori from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' has some shades of this trope, mainly because he hasn't learned to interact informally with people due to his sheltered existence, and also because he's more than a little vain. He's actually very nice, and he means well, though.
* Kagerou of ''Manga/InuXBokuSS''. He's not a literal prince, but he is the heir to a wealthy and influential family and is the arranged fiance of the main heroine. His outrageous behavior completely betrays any prestigious upbringing you'd expect him to have and does nothing to endear himself in his fiancee's eyes. He is extremely [[LargeHam hammy]] and rude, has an incessant need to create a BigEntrance for himself, and compulsively categorizes literally everything he sees into being either a Sadist or a Masochist.
* Zig-zagged in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''. Lina Inverse is seeking out to meet Crown Prince Philionell of Saillune, thinking he's the typical PrinceCharming, to charm him into marrying her. When she encountered him, she found out that he's a boorish man more fit to be a bandit chief, and old enough to have a daughter not much younger than Lina. But it turns out Phil is a nice guy after all; Lina's matrimonial plans shatter, but she still befriends Philionell. Phil's daughter, Princess Amelia, even becomes a permanent member of Lina's adventuring party.
* Prince Raji Shenazard of ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' is a RoyalBrat with a reputation for frequenting the RedLightDistrict whose status as a UpperClassTwit has lead to him being referred to as "That Stupid Prince" or "Idiot Raji". He first appears when he has his kingdom searched for its most beautiful woman to become his concubine. When the title character is brought to his attention due to her [[ImplausibleHairColor rare and striking hair color]] he tries to have her poisoned and brought to him even after she flees the country to escape him and presents her with a ScarpiaUltimatum when Zen is poisoned instead. His [[EntitledToHaveYou entitled mindset]] also keeps him from realizing that she doesn't actually want anything to do with him.
* Wolfram from ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh''. He's a RoyalBrat, and also constantly accusing his fiancé of cheating on him, and berating his fiancé.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'': Prince Charming is this to Snow White. And Sleeping Beauty. And Cinderella. And almost Literature/{{Beauty|AndTheBeast}}. Yeah, he [[ReallyGetsAround gets around]]. Eventually he does turn his life around and [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice is killed saving the world]]]]. To help clarify, he has a natural ability that makes people instinctively like him, but after a time it no longer has an effect; by the time he first appears in the story, he's managed to charm his way into and subsequently get chased ''out of'' every royal and noble house in Europe.
* ''ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSearch'' shows before that becoming Fire Lord, Ozai is this to Ursa. Ursa does not love him, as Ozai is a manipulative, power-hungry jerk, but she is forced to marry him. Instead, Ursa has already fallen for a commoner named Ikem.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The prince from ''WesternAnimation/HappilyNEverAfter''. No wonder Cinderella [[spoiler: married a commoner.]] Subverted in that he is [[spoiler:actually happy for the couple. He even pays for their entire wedding.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', Prince Charming is supposed to marry Fiona, but his personality does not endear him to her. He doesn't see why she doesn't love him so his mother resorts to drugging her with a love potion, only stopped by Fiona's father's refusal.
* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': Beast started out this way; largely the reason why the enchantress cursed him.
%%* Prince Achmed in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
%%* Prince Ji-Ki from ''Disney/MulanII''.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': [[spoiler: Prince Hans Westerguard]] has charm, just [[FauxAffablyEvil not the good kind]].
* The TropeNamer is Prince Paul from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfAnastasia''. [[spoiler:Taken a bit further than most examples. He's not a prince at all -- he's actually the ruthless Secret Policeman Checka, who murdered the real Prince Paul and is posing as him to romance Anastasia, steal the Romanov fortune, and dispose of her.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Prince Valium from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''. This is a mild case, since he's too sleepy to show any obnoxious personality traits, or any actual personality. He's just so boring he even bores himself, apparently.
* Prince Leopold from the ''Film/TheIllusionist'' is a domestic abuser, and has a terrible temper when he doesn't get what he wants.

* Well not a prince per say but Captain Phoebus from ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is of noble birth and presents himself as a KnightInShiningArmor to Esméralda, but his true personality is that of a {{Jerkass}} and he never really loved Esméralda.
%%* Humperdinck from ''Literature/ThePrincessBride''.
%%* ''Just Ella'': Prince Charming in this Cinderella retelling.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. At first, idealistic young Sansa Stark believes Joffrey to be a PrinceCharming and is greatly looking forward to their arranged marriage--but after things go to hell and she becomes a prisoner of war at King's Landing, she quickly realizes Joffrey is not just this trope when he doesn't have to mind his manners in public, but a [[RoyalBrat totally spoiled sadist]] on top. She realises her life with him will be ''far'' from happy. She still has to keep up the façade of loving him, lest her time at King's Landing become worse, however...
* In ''By the Sword'' by Creator/GregCostikyan, the princess has great misgivings about her ArrangedMarriage to one of these princes. The prince is fat, smelly, and has bad table manners. The princess eventually talks to a member of the prince's court, who explains that the prince is actually a very gentle man, and he's also extremely gay, so the princess never has to worry about having to have sex with him. She is reassured by this, and decides that this marriage won't be so bad.
* Therandil in the ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'' (on purpose, since it's a DeconstructiveParody). Most of the princes in the series are like this. It's implied that most of them mean well, though, and--like princesses--were just given "traditional" upbringings which resulted in their silly behavior.
** This is extra-fun because Therandil [[DeconstructedTrope actually]] ''[[DeconstructedTrope does]]'' [[DeconstructedTrope fit most of the qualifications]] for a straight-up PrinceCharming: he's handsome, brave, [[NiceGuy honest and well-meaning]], a skilled fighter, and does his best to AlwaysSaveTheGirl. The problem is, he's also [[IdiotHero dumb as a brick]] and doesn't quite get that [[RebelliousPrincess Cimorene]] ''prefers'' serving a dragon to living in a castle.
* Played with in ''Literature/ThePaperBagPrincess''; Prince Ronald is clearly this, and Princess Elizabeth realizes this at the end, but there's no lower-class equivalent for him. So she dumps him and lives life alone--played as a HappyEnding.
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'': Prince Ellidyr is not at any point set up to be the heroine's love interest but otherwise fits the trope perfectly. And given that the heroine is a princess while the hero is a commoner, it's not a reach to understand why the hero was a little nervous about the possibility of such a match arising anyway.
** Prince Rhun was--at first--this trope played straight. Although not malicious, he was a bumbling klutz and TheMillstone to any group saddled with him. There was talk of betrothing Eilonwy to him in the future, and Taran was disgusted and furious at the thought. He was never as stupid as Taran initially thought, however, nor was he ever malicious, and he did do some growing up.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': The Duc in the novel ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad''. He's not technically a prince but the principle applies. He's in cahoots with evil fairy godmother Lilith, and Magrat is called in (with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg along for the ride) to save Emberella from marrying him.
** And he's [[spoiler: a frog]].
* In ''Literature/TheRoyalDiaries'': ''[[UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat Catherine: The Great Journey]]'' by the time Catherine married the weak ManChild Peter III Of Russia, he was disfigured and once he ascended the throne his loyalty to his country of birth ruined Russia's successes in the Seven Years' War.
* The Prince in Creator/RoaldDahl's ''Literature/RevoltingRhymes'' is downright AxCrazy, cheerfully chopping the heads off the ugly sisters ''before'' they can try the shoe on. Cinderella marries a jam-maker instead.
* Ferencz Nadasdy in ''Literature/CountAndCountess''.
* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series:
** Young Queen Selenay is swept off her feet by one of these, only to realize too late what a mistake she made. The Heralds keep silent rather than let her know that they have misgivings about the match, since they don't have any proof to back things up and outright trying to forbid the marriage would just make her more insistent on the marriage, and it nearly backfires fatally when the Prince and his friends try to assassinate Selenay.
** His brother, Prince Darren, starts off as one of these but eventually learns sense.
** Prince Ancar of Hardorn, who attempts to marry Selenay's daughter, is one of these ''at best'': then he throws off the mask and shows what a monster he actually is.
* A tricky variation in Creator/JohnMoore's ''Literature/TheUnhandsomePrince''. The titular Prince Hal is ''not'' this trope, but Caroline doesn't want to marry him--the reward for kissing the right frog is supposed to be a ''handsome'' prince, and Hal is...well, not the thing girls dream about. His oldest brother, Prince Kenneth, on the other hand, seems like all Caroline could ask for, except for the rudeness, the arrogance, the mean streak, the cruelty to animals, the utter ruthlessness...
* In "Literature/PrinceCharming", Princess Anastasia is afraid her young brother, Dmitriv, might actually be this for Vasilisa. Lazy, irresponsible, and a flirt, Dmitriv doesn’t look like the best match for the good-hearted Vasilisa. [[spoiler: Subverted in that Dmitriv resolves to make a change for the better by the end.]]
* Bryan in ''Literature/SummersAtCastleAuburn'' is spoiled, hot-headed, cruel, and stupid. The only reason he isn't TheEvilPrince is because he totally lacks political ambition.
* Prince Ghyaneth of Berringey in ''Literature/ElementalBlessings''. He's blunt, rude, Berrincentric, and his country practices routine regicide of every royal save the heir to ensure there are no factions or coups. Princess Josetta can't stand him.
* Prince Bronau in ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'' is a family friend of the Balitangs, very affable, young, and handsome. He quickly starts flirting with Sarai and making the impression that he wants to marry her. [[spoiler:He does, but only because she's a close royal cousin and he can use her name to legitimize his own claim if he can become the king's favorite, and to pay off his ''considerable'' debts. He loses the affability as soon as he's thwarted, tries to kidnap the child king after the old king dies, and then while attacking the Balitang house, kills Sarai's father.]] Hard to be less charming than ''that''.
* Prince Marek in ''Literature/{{Uprooted}}''. Agnieszka is initially excited to see him riding up to the tower, as he's a famous war hero who's bravely fought numerous monsters from the malevolent Wood. Then when he gets there, he casually [[AttemptedRape tries to rape her]] to get one over on her wizard teacher (she defends herself with magic and a heavy metal tray, and notes that she probably would have said yes if he'd bothered to ''ask''). After that, it's clear that he's a self-centered schemer who while personally brave, is also manipulative, spendthrift with other people's lives, and doesn't care what dirty tricks he has to pull to achieve his goal. (Which is, admittedly, the rather sympathetic desire to save his mother from twenty-odd years in the Wood.)
* All the Princes save Laim in "A Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom"

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Alice|2009}}'': In this Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries, Jack Chance is first seen as a normal, decent, NiceGuy when he proposes to Alice, until the Reveal mid-way, [[spoiler: where he is shown to be Prince Jack Heart, the BigBad's son. Also a RebelPrince in a previously ArrangedMarriage, helping Alice and the Wonderland Resistance to overthrow his mother. Later gets hit with a case of WrongGuyFirst when Alice rejects his second proposal and hooks up with [[LoveableRogue Hatter]]]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Joffrey's actual personality, after he drops his thinly veiled, chivalrous facade.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has Prince James, the twin brother to the man who would eventually grow up to be PrinceCharming. Calling the guy an arrogant, stuck-up {{Jerkass}} might be putting it mildly. His dad is no prize either.
* In Creator/MontyPython's ''Happy Valley'' sketch, the wise old king Otto has run out of suitors for the hand, and other desirable parts, of his daughter Princess Mitzi Gaynor. After killing off lots of princes of the Charming sort, the last standing suitor is Prince Walter. Walter is described as:
-->... ''rather thin and spotty, with a long nose and bandy legs, and nasty unpolished plywood teeth, and bad breath, and a rare foot disease''. With a personality to match.
* On ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'', Prince Tuesday would occasionally lapse into this, but it was justified in that he was supposed to be a child who still had a lot to learn, just like the target audience

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* In the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', the unnamed Shechemite prince who rapes Dinah, then decides ''after'' the fact that he's in love with her, and [[HomosocialHeterosexuality has his father ask her father]] to give her to the prince in marriage. Understandably, [[RapeAndRevenge her family does not take this the way he intended]].
* In the ''Literature/BooksOfKings'', Prince Amnon, who lusts after his half-sister and rapes her, then casts her away in disgust, [[ImAManICantHelpIt blaming her for causing him to lust after her.]]

* ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'': Both Princes. They're clearly just after "hard to get" girls and lose interest after they've gotten them. Cinderella's prince cheerfully seduces the Baker's Wife into a quick fling, and at the end, both guys have moved on from Cinderella and Rapunzel to Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.
-->[[{{Jerkass}} "I was raised to be charming, not sincere."]]
* Portia's suitors in ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice''. There's a scene where Portia and Nerissa consider them then dismiss them all. Only the Princes of Morocco and Aaragon get through to the casket lottery, but even then the Spaniard's usually portrayed as AmbiguouslyGay and the Moroccan is usually played like he's on jehad. Of Course Bassanio's the only one for Portia.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'':
** ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'': Prince Harry. When you first meet him, he's a six-year old selfish prankster who only cares about himself, offering you to be his lackey (only to say you're not worthy of being one), and even complains about how long you took when you and your father come to his rescue. [[spoiler: After Pankraz's death and being enslaved by the Order of Zugzwang for ten years]], [[CharacterDevelopment he gets better.]]\\
His son, however, [[spoiler: ends up being a carbon copy of his dad during the spoiled-brat phase,]] even going so far as to [[spoiler: pull the same stunts on the main character's own children]], though thankfully without any kidnapping occurring.
** ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'': Prince Howard of Howcastle, who goofs around with village kids and forever runs from the cave of trials that every heir to the throne has to go through by a certain age. It takes no less than three false starts before the party finally drags him through the trials. However, the experience obviously impresses upon Howard the magnitude of the task, and he buckles down once the quest is completed.
** ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'': Prince Charmles. In the localization, he's called "Prince Charmless" a lot (though he claims [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY it's pronounced Charm-lay]]). As a character, he's a total {{Jerkass}}, to cover up his {{Dirty Coward}}ice. Even [[TheIngenue Princess Medea]] uses the nickname at one point.
*** It's particularly noteworthy since he is given every opportunity to clean up and do the right thing. However, he seems to actively rebuke opportunities for CharacterDevelopment, going so far as to ''cheat'' on the RiteOfPassage that the party was already hired to help him with. In the end, [[LaserGuidedKarma it comes back to bite him, though,]] since [[spoiler: his fiance and would-be father-in-law were both present to witness his childish antics, and his father secretly catches him in the aforementioned act of cheating, costing him his engagement and whatever prestige he still had.]]
%%* ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesGrimm'' portrays Prince Charming as this.
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' has Dingo Inflagrante (AKA Dean [=LaGrante=]), a {{Jerkass}} Matador existing in the mind of Edgar Teglee who supposedly stole his love Lampita Pasionado (AKA Lana Panzoni) from him, according to {{Unreliable Narrator}}s. When Raz meets the more Reliable Narrators, the story is clarified as [[JerkJock Dean]] stealing [[AlphaBitch Lana]] from him.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' Prince Arthas appears to be a classic good and noble hero. He's a ''paladin'' for the Light's sake. However, the game and particularly expanded universe materials reveal not only his slide into darkness, but the fact that really? He was already a bit of a jerk. The paladins (other than Uther) never really liked him and make sure to point this out just before he kills them.
* In ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords'', the player character has the option of helping Princess Seraphine run away from an arranged marriage to one of these.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'':
** ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIV'':
*** Edgar appears to be this but ends up being quite the subversion. As a deformed, hunchbacked [[TheFairFolk Fae]], he is too bashful to say much of anything, though he does end up [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege talking Lolotte into sparing Rosella's life]] so Rosella can endure a FetchQuest instead. After Lolotte has the treasures, he convinces her again to save Rosella's life via StandardHeroReward. Then, he pulls a HeelFaceTurn by [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy allowing Rosella a chance to escape]], despite his case of LoveAtFirstSight. Genesta's reward of [[spoiler: changing him back to his true form]] completes his transformation into a PrinceCharming.
*** A straighter example in the same game is the {{Jerkass}} that was bespelled into a frog. At least his frog crown is useful.
** ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVII'' also has a little of this, though only in passing. Although we never meet the prince in question, the intro features Valanice trying to talk Rosella into marrying one of the princes of another kingdom, who Rosella claims is "''sooo'' boring".
%%* Sherudo Garo is this in the original ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis''.
* In ''Fairy Godmother Tycoon'', one of the rival potioneries is the NSHP, or Not-So-Charming Princes. As the story progresses, they turn out to be nice fellows. [[spoiler: Play your cards right, and they will marry Cinderella's Ugly Stepsisters (They're sweet while Cindy's a spoiled brat).]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'', the Princess of Greenhorne is betrothed to the Prince of Neksdor, which is a disdainful, bratty utter douchebag, as well as a scaredy-cat MommasBoy. It comes to bite him in the ass when the King of Greenhorne saw him fleeing and crying when his daughter got her face stolen, while her best friend bravely rushed out to save her despite being hopelessly outmatched. The King decided that said best friend would be a far more suitable husband for his daughter.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'': Prince Ricardo a.k.a. "Dick the Picky". The words "Picky" and "Dick" pretty much describe his personality completely. He's something of a GrammarNazi, and the Princesses he rescues tend to be somewhat [[TheDitz ditzy]]. He also gave up on Sleeping Beauty because she snored. That is to say, rather than at least wake her up, he just walked out the way he came in, leaving her to her eternal sleep. In an unassailable castle no-one had ever gotten into before. Nice move, Dick.
%%* Pontagar, Prince of the Fire Clan in ''Webcomic/TheChallengesOfZona''.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Martellus von Blitzengaard, Tarvek's cousin and the only real challenger to Tarvek's claim to the lighting throne is a brutish Spark who kidnaps Agatha, treats her like property and experiments on her while she is asleep to make it so she physically can't live without him since he's decided to make her his queen. Agatha is rightly furious and despises him and comes up with a work around to his despicable experiment very quickly.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Every late arrival suitor during ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' is this trope, save for Prince Uncouthma, who ends up being likable.
* ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Though his social rank is unclear, Yue's fiance is ''very much'' this. He's more interested in being a pompous braggart and making Sokka out to be a low-class rube than he is in... anything at all, really.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Prince Wu of the Earth Kingdom is a self-centered, vain ManChild and CasanovaWannabe. Despite his brattiness and immaturity, however, he is shown to have some HiddenDepths, being [[NiceToTheWaiter far more considerate towards commoners]] than his great-aunt, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Earth Queen Hou-Ting]], and after some [[BreakTheHaughty humbling experiences]], he is prepared to admit that he probably wouldn't make a very good king.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'': Prince [[MeaningfulName Facade]] is so excessively concerned with appearances that he is willing to let Zelda get kidnapped instead of risking getting his clothes dirty.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Ever since "The Ticket Master", Rarity has hoped to meet "him," Princess Celestia's distant nephew Prince Blueblood. It is not until "The Best Night Ever" that she finally meets him in-person during the Grand Galloping Gala. Unfortunately, Blueblood turns out to be a vain, stuck-up jerk, and after he ''uses Rarity as an [[HumanShield equine shield]] against a flying cake'', she finally gets fed up and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chews him out for it]]. And that is after he's ''[[KickTheDog turned all the traditional courtesies on their heads]]'' because he's an EntitledBastard who thinks [[ItsAllAboutMe It's All About Prince Blueblood]]. As the ponies are fleeing the gala, Rarity drops a [[Literature/{{Cinderella}} glass slipper]]... and when Pinkie Pie [[LampshadeHanging points this out]], ''smashes it'' out of fear [[TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper he'll use it to find her]]. To clarify the full significance of this: Rarity has always been shown to be a very dedicated social climber. Blueblood is so intolerable she's willing to completely torpedo her own reputation to dress him down properly. However, if ''Friends Forever'' 26 is any indication, he can be charming... just not to his own citizens.
* Not a prince, but in episode 3 of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', Daphne's parents push her to go on a date with a snobby rich guy. He's late to the date, won't stop talking about himself, steals Daphne's food, and makes her pay the check. Needless to say, she ditches him real quick. [[spoiler:And as a bonus he's also the MonsterOfTheWeek]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' episode "[[Literature/HarryPotter Wiz Kids]]" the class is practicing "standard toad-to-prince spells". Milhouse's incantation is "''slimy prince limey''". That alone should be an indication of what kind of man the frog turns into. It should be noted, however, that Milhouse's Prince is head and shoulders above [[GoneHorriblyWrong Bart's attempt]].
-->"'Ow are ya, love? Give us a kiss then!"