Spoiled Sweet

Now they can both be princesses!

"She is literally the Polaroid of perfection
She has everything and she'll give it to you in a second
Looks can deceive, she wears her heart on her sleeve"
China Forbes, "Ordinary Girl" (theme to Clueless)

The Spoiled Sweet character is a naive, spoiled, rich or comfortably (upper-)middle class girl who has everything they could ever want, but instead of being mean to everyone, she is as nice as can be to everyone. While still spoiled, slightly naive, perhaps shallow, maybe even a bit selfish at times, when it comes right down to it, she is a loyal friend and doesn't use her money or popularity as an excuse to treat everyone like garbage — though the trope Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense is in play, especially since a particularly common sticking point is that characters of this type often believe their friends and other loved ones deserve to live just as well as they do.

A mild warning to prospective writers - the Spoiled Sweet card must be played carefully. If the writer isn't careful, they'll just wind up as a Canon Sue or a whiny, ditzy little brat and may even turn into the Alpha Bitch.

Differs from Jerk with a Heart of Gold in that she's always outwardly nice to begin with; if she's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold she doesn't belong here. Note that a Spoiled Sweet character doesn't have to be always nice to qualify, this kind of character is certainly prone to a selfish moment or two, or even a What the Hell, Hero? moment if her selfishness gets the better of her, but neither do just a few sweet moments count. Just being rich and not a jerk doesn't qualify her either.

A Sub-Trope of Idle Rich.

Compare with Lovable Alpha Bitch, Ojou, Princess Classic, and Uncle Pennybags. Contrast with Alpha Bitch, Spoiled Brat, Royal Brat, and Rich Bitch. Also contrast Lonely Rich Kid. If the Alpha Bitch does a Heel-Face Turn she'll usually become one of these.

She might become somewhat of an Aunt Pennybags when grown up. Also, if the Spoiled Sweet character loses her money and position, she'll be a Fallen Princess. If she's a princess, she'll likey become one of the Royals Who Actually Do Something as an adult.

Examples

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Chiyo from Azumanga Daioh is insanely rich, with a huge estate. She's also a preteen genius, going to high school when she's ten. Still, she's as sweet and cute as they come. One of the main things keeping her away from Insufferable Genius territory is that both she and her classmates are fully aware that she's a ten-year-old in high school, and thus more than a bit naive about "mature" things, like sex and sexuality. (See the infamous "Drunk Nyamo" scene for reference.) Not to mention the physical limitations of being a ten-year-old, especially when it comes to phys. ed.
  • Princess Charlotte from Berserk is not only one of the few genuinely nice aristocrats in the series, but one of the sweetest characters in manga genre period. Though sheltered and a bit on the naive side, Charlotte is sweet and kind to just about anyone whom she encounters and never has a nasty thought about anyone.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura:
    • Tomoyo Daidouji (Or "Madison Taylor", as Nelvana prefers to call her). Even though she was rich and probably going to be a pro fashion designer, she liked being a sidekick to Sakura, giving her "super-hero" outfits and filming her adventures. She manages to be at ease anywhere, and to know every (non-magic) thing that's going on.
    • Tomoyo's mom Sonomi is a grown-up version of the trope. Complete with the whole "married below her station" deal, the reason Nadeshiko's relatives didn't like Sakura's dad. Sonomi and Nadeshiko's grandfather Masaaki make amends when they come to fully accept that Fujitaka made their Nadeshiko happy when she lived.
  • Code Geass: Princess Euphemia li Britannia, the third Princess of Britannia is sweet, kind and innocent, contrasting her older sister Cornelia and the rest of her screwed-up royal family and she really wants to help people and to make everyone happy. She is also willing to get into dangerous situations in order to protect others.
  • Mimi from Digimon Adventure has to grow into it, but once she does, she handles herself beautifully. It's probably one of the reasons for her Crest of Purity (Sincerity in the dub).
  • Tsumugi "Mugi-chan" Kotobuki in K-On!. Her family owns the music instrument business that the group regularly shops from, a yacht, and at least three summer homes, with the two smallest ones being immense and gorgeous. In spite of this, she's very kind-hearted, always serving tea and cake every day when they meet and gets them huge discounts from the music store. She's shown several times to be eager to feel part of the group such as mixing her fries with the others at a fast food restaurant (a sign of acceptance in Japanese culture) or asking Ritsu to hit her (she felt that the physical altercations Ritsu had with Mio was a sign of their closeness). She's also eager to try out the places of "the common man", like fast food or the local hardware store.
  • Macross Frontier: Sheryl Nome is popular, beautiful, rich, and she's used to being showered by adoration. On the other hand, it's clear that she always puts her fans first, and wholeheartedly encourages Ranka Lee to become a singer. Even when the latter's popularity begins to eclipse her own, she rarely shows any resentment toward Ranka, and the two remain good friends and often perform joint concerts together.
  • Meiko Akizuki from Marmalade Boy is a warm-hearted girl from a wealthy but troubled (and broken) family, is a member of the literature club and the student council of her school and is usually there for Miki's support when she's at her lowest points. And in the anime, she single-handedly fiances her and Miki's trip to America as a repaying of her support and to rekindle her relationship with Namura.
  • Karin from Medabots is the heiress to a family fortune, but she enjoys cleaning the school as a hobby, and because her butler keeps packing a 10-course meal, there's always plenty of food leftover, so she keeps sharing it with her classmates. She's also a Medafighter, but of a Medabot called "Neutranurse", whose specialty is healing! And to top it off, in terms of Karin's general demeanor she is one of the sweetest people in the series—sweet enough, in fact, that she's never actually lost a Robattle because nobody wants to beat her.
  • Elizabeth of the series The Seven Deadly Sins, despite being a princess from a powerful kingdom, is possibly the sweetest female character in the whole series.
  • Nogizaka Haruka of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is unbelievably wealthy but still loves anime and gets a very average low class boyfriend. She's also the sweetest person in the series.
  • One Piece: Princess Shirahoshi, who may not know a lot about the outside world, but is very kind to those she meets and is willing to sacrifice herself to protect her subjects.
    • Pre-Timeskip, we have Princess Vivi Nefertari. Princess to a desert kingdom and revealed that her family was one of the Celestial Dragons, she is one of the most selfless and kind-hearted individuals in the series, even teaching Luffy about the responsibilities as captain, such as humility.
    • Kaya. Sole heir to a wealthy family, but a very kind-hearted girl and a childhood friend of Usopp.
  • Sailor Moon: Although he did spend some time in an orphanage (or in the live-action, under the care of the Kousaka family), Mamoru Chiba eventually claimed a large inheritance from his parents but is still a nice person who prefers hard work to get what he has. However, since we're seeing the story from Usagi's point of view and she's an Unreliable Narrator, he comes off as more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold at that start. It actually depends on the continuity. He plays it straight in the manga, but in the anime he's seen once or twice holding part-time jobs, and while his apartment is rather nice, it's also very simple.
  • Shiika of Sand Chronicles is the beautiful and delicate daughter of a rich and prestigious family and has plenty of admirers. However she's a good and cheerful kid who likes helping out and making lots of friends - in particular she's Ann's best friend and worries a lot about her. It's also because of how overprotective her parents and servants are over her that she's very unaware of the more cynical side of life and struggles to cope when she unexpectedly gets herself into bleak situations.
  • Aria Shichijou from Seitokai Yakuindomo is so amazingly rich that her house contains a room made of solid gold, she forgets that regular staircases don't go automatically, and when she invites her friends to see some fireworks she means a personal fireworks show in her own back yard. She's also incredibly sweet and cheerful, with a big smile as her default expression, and happily hangs out with the much less wealthy rest of the cast (along with working as the student council's secretary and taking orders from Shino). She'd be a Proper Lady if she didn't share Shino's perverted sense of humor.
  • Mimori Unyuu from Sket Dance is insanely rich (her house is a self-sufficient underground city), and when we see her dad, he spoils her rotten. Despite this, she's one of the nicest character in the series, and is always shown brightly smiling. She's definitely Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense, though...Her idea of a love confession is giving the other party a large sum of money.
  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Lynn Minmei doesn't appear to let her fame go to her head, and remains pretty down-to-earth. After the war's conclusion, she is known for giving charity concert tours to keep the people's morale up, even when the only payment they can offer is a few bags of groceries.
  • Mihoshi Kuramitsu from Tenchi Muyo! belongs to the ruling family of her homeworld. While often portrayed, at best, as a Bunny-Ears Lawyer, no one is sweeter than her with the possible exception of Sasami, who is another quality example of this Trope.
  • Seikan Girls' Academy, the setting of Syomin Sample, is an Elevator School secluded in the mountains where the daughters of the rich and famous are educated to become Yamato Nadeshikos. As such, the entire student body is Spoiled Sweet by design. An Establishing Character Moment comes in the first chapter when a group of girls have their first experience with Kimito's mobile phone. Reiko Arisugawa leans forward and politely greets the person on the other line. When the line abruptly disconnects, the girls wonder if she's ill, consider writing a condolence letter, only for Reiko to take charge and insist they pray that the person on the phone be able to finish whatever business pulled them away without problems.

    Comic Books 
  • In the Gothtopia Bat Family Crossover, the "perfect world" version of Charise Carnes/Daybreak. Her ditziness and occasional sense of entitlement sometimes rubs her crimefighting partner Barbara Gordon/Bluebelle the wrong way, but Babs knows that her heart is in the right place. (In the regular Gotham City, Carnes is a murderous Rich Bitch Vigilante Woman called Knightfall and pretty much Batgirl's Arch-Enemy.)
  • The Marvel Adventures version of Janet van Dyne is the only incarnation to be this from the very start. As we eventually find out, her father owns a major system of laboratories and a tech company to rival Stark Industries, but she's more comfortable with playing video games with Spidey, helping orphans in Africa, and taking out space threats with the Avengers than going to high society parties, and even went masked for the first dozen or so issues because she thought being publicly known as a superhero (something her counterparts in other realities have never had a problem with) would get in the way of her being able to actively do good.
  • Richie Rich is so wealthy his family owns two of everything money can buy. Still a nice kid with a generous heart. His parents are pretty decent types as well.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Cinderella, by the third movie Anastasia becomes Spoiled Sweet, or maybe a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. The third movie shows her to be not quite the Alpha Bitch in the first movie; not only does she apologize and say "I didn't mean that!" when she accidentally petrifies the Fairy Godmother, but she gives up her chance to marry Prince Charming because she doesn't want to marry him if he didn't love her. And in the second, which gives the story its conclusion, the circle comes to an end as Anastasia falls for a commoner (the local baker boy and Big Beautiful Man, Dimitri), finally confronts Lady Tremaine in her bullcrap, gets to marry the man she loves and fully reconciles herself with Cindy and the Prince.
  • Jenny in Oliver & Company. She has only a butler and a remarkably spoiled show-poodle for company on her birthday. Her wealth is obvious and it's clear she can have almost anything she wants, but what she really wants is a lovable companion.
  • Pictured above: When first introduced, Charlotte "Lottie" LaBouff of The Princess and the Frog is shown to have her dad's wealth and influence as the un-crowned king of New Orleans completely under her thumb, and she gets anything she wants. She is a ditz with an obsession with becoming a Princess, but she is a remarkably sweet ditz and is Tiana's best friend. Early in the film she is throwing a lavish masquerade ball to snare the visiting Prince Naveen and hires Tiana to cook her delicious signature treats to help, since "the way to a man's heart is Through His Stomach." However, when Tiana ended up crashing into the table of treats and knocks them to the ground, Charlotte, rather than get annoyed at Tiana or demand that she bake a new batch, instantly realised it was a total accident, took her upstairs and got her cleaned up by lending her some of her (Charlotte's) own clothing. Before that, she was helping Tiana buy her restaurant by hiring her for the party without haggling the prices of the food. Charlotte's dream is to marry a prince, but she wants Tiana to have her dream, too, so she kisses Naveen the Frog Prince to turn him and Tiana human, even if he will not marry her. Her kiss ultimately fails to turn him human again, but she didn't know that at first.
  • Fix-It Felix Jr. from Wreck-It Ralph is a rather unusual example, both for being male and for working full time in a blue-collar job, but he fits the pattern. While the handyman at a high-end apartment building could reasonably be expected to make a pretty decent living in Real Life, one wouldn't normally associate the job with being "spoiled," but as the hero and title character of an old school arcade game, Felix gets to live in the penthouse suite of said building and has a 100% Adoration Rating from the tenants, who shower him with praise, medals and freshly-baked pies. And the spoiled aspect does show at times when he sometimes acts Innocently Insensitive towards Ralph, at least to begin with. But nonetheless, he is a genuinely good guy ("hardwired for niceness," according to his official biography), to the extent of sometimes being an Extreme Doormat at first. He even apologizes for swearing after literally saying "boo" and can't bring himself to say anything harsher to Ralph than that he is "so cross" with him for endangering the entire arcade. He also doesn't hesitate to put himself in danger to protect others and feels duty-bound to help fix the damage Ralph has unintentionally caused by jumping games.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Cher Horowitz from Clueless is nearly the Trope Namer. She's wealthy, stylish, and rules the school with an iron fist, but it's an iron fist tempered with sweetness. She even attempts to play matchmaker to a couple of nerdy teachers. The film is an updated version of Jane Austen's Emma, who was practically the Trope Maker.
  • Elle Woods from Legally Blonde. Shallow, rich, beautiful, and fashionable, yes, but also very sweet and fiercely loyal to her friends. When she goes to Harvard Law, she doesn't judge people who in turn judge her and presume she's a walking stereotype of dumb blonde. She later becomes friendly with several of them.
  • Phyllis Nefler (played by Shelley Long) from Troop Beverly Hills is a stereotypical spoiled Beverly Hills housewife who cares very much for the girls of the troop she leads. She is also genuinely heartbroken over the impending end of her marriage and her soon-to-be ex-husband's new girlfriend. When Velda, an enemy troop leader who has constantly put down and sabotaged Phyllis's troop, is injured and abandoned by her own troop during the Wilderness Girl Jamboree race, Phyllis and her troop carry Velda to the finish line.
  • Sandra from Stahlnetz: PSI has hundreds of Euro as pocket money, but still prefers to be nice and friendly, and rescues the other girl by The Power of Friendship.

    Literature 
  • A Brother's Price has Cullen Moorland, the son of a noble family. In a world where boys are almost routinely spoiled because they are very rare (about one boy born for every ten girls), he could be a Spoiled Brat, but manages to avoid this - in contrast to other people of the same social standing, he doesn't look down on Jerin, who is only landed gentry, but is all excited to meet someone new. He has a very happy and bubbly personality, and tends to spontaneously hug his sisters when they do something nice for him. He envies Jerin his freedom, having genuinely no idea at all how much work people poorer than him have to do every day.
  • Jane Austen's Emma: Emma Woodhouse is an Unbuilt Trope. Emma is a young woman of landed gentry in the position to behave like a Rich Bitch, is spoiled by her doting father and her loving governess, but she also has a happy disposition, loves her family and friends, and treats servants and people of lower social standings really well. She is charitable to the poor, but doesn't have romantic ideas about them. She befriends a young orphan Harriet for whom she intends to find a suitable match. However, Emma is prone to attitude: she doesn't consider a young farmer who is in love with Harriet good enough and she actively separates the couple, though with good intentions and her heart tells her she's not being fair. Quite realistically, she cannot be sweet to everyone: she doesn't like Jane Fairfax and really dislikes the insufferable Mrs Elton, but tries to be polite to them. She finds some of her neighbours tiresome, but treats them with compassion and respect. She rarely slips and is rude or unkind, but whenever that happens, she repents deeply.
  • Miss Rosamond Oliver from Jane Eyre a spoilt girl who knew nothing but indulgence from her family, but she's never jerkish or proud to anyone, and treats Jane, a poor teacher with little connections, like a friend (even though Jane is a bit distant towards her). At one point Rosamond simply gushes about Jane's education and accomplishments.
  • Sara from A Little Princess. She is a bit clueless about people below her station at first, but she soon develops a very strong sense of compassion even before things all go to hell in a handbasket for her.
  • Being a princess with little knowledge of ordinary life, Sisi, from Slaves of the Mastery, is by all standards quite spoiled, but she also has an incredibly sweet nature and is unwilling to hurt anyone. Then she takes a massive level in badass.
  • Sandrilene fa Toren of the Circle of Magic books is the most wealthy heiress in the Namorn empire, closely related to royalty in two countries, had rich parents who travelled around the world with her having fun all the time, and yet readily befriends those of lower social status, is determined to think well of them, and has such a sense of noblesse obliege that Empress Berenene plays off it in order to keep her from leaving the country out of loyalty to the tenants who work on her lands. Of course, she also has a few Well, Excuse Me, Princess! moments, but they all stem from wanting to do the right thing. Even her foster-sister remarks that she has "too good a heart".
  • In the Chilena novel Martín Rivas, the female lead Leonor's cousin Matilde is a very sweet, naive and kind young woman, and also the Uptown Girl to Martin's best friend Rafael. When Rafael is revealed to have had a child while in the rebound of the Parental Marriage Veto coming from Matilde's parents, poor Matilde is pretty devastated, but after Rafael's tragic death she bounces back and marries Leonor's brother Agustín.
  • Louisa May Alcott's Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom:
    • Rose Campbell, the main character, is very much this. In the first book, as a teenager, her best friend is the maid Phoebe, who she informally adopts as a sister, and then Rose gives up one of her holidays to help the housekeeper so that Phoebe can have a holiday instead. As an adult in Rose in Bloom, she's an heiress but deliberately limits her spending, refrains from conspicuous consumption, and puts serious effort into managing philanthropic enterprises rather than opting for the life of pure leisure she could afford.
    • Kitty Van Tassel is another well-off young lady, happy and cheerful though a borderline ditz. She genuinely cares for her boyfriend Steve and gets along well with everyone, and when Rose points out she's not the sharpest tool, Kitty seeks self-improvement.
  • Lara in Cheri Bennett's Life In The Fat Lane is best described as a failed attempt to create a Spoiled Sweet. Readers are expected to believe that Lara is a Lovable Alpha Bitch, while a character who acts the same way towards Lara after she gets fat is treated as a subversion of same. They both come off as equally condescending)]]. However, it's possible that she's intended to be an Unreliable Narrator.
  • In Artichoke's Heart, we have Kay-Kay, despite being blond, thin, pretty and popular, is friendly with the main protagonist, who is subjected to much teasing from the Alpha Bitch of the school.
  • Tina Hakim Baba from The Princess Diaries is another example; she Thinks Like a Romance Novel due to reading them so much, befriends Mia when the latter loses Lilly as a friend in Book One, and remains the Polly Anna. She also donates her allowance to Lilly's show, to help fun it.
  • Lady Sybil Ramkins, Vimes' wife from the Watch books of Discworld. Born to an extremely rich family, never lacked for anything, among the most highly connected families of Ankh-Morpork... but an extremely good-hearted, generous woman who opened a (mostly) charity hospital and runs a shelter for sick dragons. She's nice to everyone and still keeps up correspondence with her friends from school, which includes wives halfway across the continent in either direction.
  • Bertram Wilberforce "Bertie" Wooster of Jeeves and Wooster is Spoiled Sweet and an Upper-Class Twit. He may be an idiot, but he's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. A lot of plots revolve around the fact that he'd do nearly anything to help a friend in distress, and his appreciation for his butler Jeeves is such that he'll often sacrifice something really important to himself if he thinks it will make Jeeves happy.
  • Madge Undersee of The Hunger Games is the mayor's daughter, but she's also friends with lower class people like Katniss and Gale, to the point that Haymitch is suspicious when she rushes through a snowstorm to bring Gale medicine. Katniss' Prep Team, Venia, Flavius, and Octavia, also are unbelievably shallow and foolish, but Katniss cannot bring herself to hate them (as she does most Capitol citizens) because she reasons they have no actual malice in them and simply don't know any better; they genuinely care about her very much, and are all three devastated when Katniss has to return to the Arena for the Quarter Quell in Catching Fire. The team go on to defect to District 13, where, despite being woefully ignorant and ill-equipped for a lifestyle so radically different from the Capitol, they do their best to adjust and get along.
  • The Chalet School books: There's Robin. While Joey does have a tendency to baby her even when she's older and less delicate, it doesn't have a bad effect on Robin's personality at all - in fact, she grows into a kind, sensitive teenager with a strong sense of right and wrong, who acts as a Cool Big Sis to Daisy Venables.
  • Maggie in the Newsflesh series. All she has to do is ask, and her extremely wealthy parents fall all over themselves to give her what she wants. She doesn't usually want a lot, normally being quite content with her isolated house (the parents do insist on a level of security normally associated with Presidents and so on, but keep it out of her way as much as possible), bad movie parties, rescuing miniature bulldogs, and blogging. When her friends need help, she treats them much as her parents treat her, lavishing attention and material aid on them without hesitation.
  • Lissa Dragomir from Vampire Academy is rich but not conceited or arrogant. She is generally kind-hearted and loving. She is also friendly and generous with Rose, while most royals treat their guardians as servants.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Yoon Eun-suh from Autumn In My Heart, prior to the discovery that she was switched at birth. She's still sweet after moving in with her birth mom but she can no longer afford to be spoiled.
  • Glee: Sugar Motta is very spoiled, since her dad may or may not be in the mafia. She used to be a Jerk Ass, but softened up considerably during the latter half of the third season. She even paid the club's Regionals fees so they wouldn't have to worry about them.
    "They always say "Don't worry about the small stuff. Well, one of the fun things about being rich is that everything is the small stuff."
  • Downton Abbey:
    • Lady Sybil Crawley. Born into tremendous wealth, clearly the apple of the earl's eye and the favorite of her formidable older sister, Sybil never has a mean word for anyone, is interested in social justice and women's rights, and spends half the season helping one of the housemaids try to land her dream job.
    Sybil: That's about the size of it.
    • Lady Cora, the earl's wife is the daughter of a self-made Midwestern magnate, so you might expect her to be charmless, crass, and selfish. Not so: she's eminently proper, graceful, and kind, doting on her daughters, showing genuine concern for her servants, and is probably one of the two most reasonable characters on the show.
  • Charlotte Grayson from Revenge. Her parents are the richest people around, and she's the sweetest thing ever. She can be wild and have an attitude at times, but the girl has her heart in the right place.
  • Callie Torres in Grey's Anatomy. In season 3, she is revealed to be living off a generous trust fund from her doting father. Though she has a rather fiery personality, she is usually unfailingly kind to just about everyone. Except Izzie. But Izzie did sleep with her husband.
  • Jo Grant of Pertwee-era of Doctor Who. She was a sheltered Cloudcuckoolander who only got her job because of nepotism, but she always tried her best anyway. She even showed flashes of competence Depending on the Writer.

    Oral Tradition 
  • Older Than Print: Kaguya-hime, the Shining Princess from the 8th or 9th-century Japanese Fairy Tale of the same name (or "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter"). Despite her adoptive parents lavishing their newfound wealth on her, she remains sweet and kind, and even though she demands impossible things of her suitors, it turns out she has a very good reason for wanting them to fail: She has to come back to the Moon when she's older, so she cannot have any real emotional bonds with Earth people other than her parents, and even then they can't go to the Moon with her until they're dead.

    Theatre 
  • Princess Amneris of Aida is the daughter of Radames, the Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. As such, she's the wealthiest woman in the country, with legions of slaves to cater to her and an insanely full wardrobe (her introductory song is all about her love of fashion). But despite having everything a young woman in ancient times could want, she's a decent person who treats her slaves, and especially Aida, with kindness. By the end of the musical, she's grown enough as a person to become a peaceful and just pharaoh herself.
  • The Pirates of Penzance has the many, MANY daughters of Major-General Stanley. As the children of a high-ranking military man, they have a life of ease and privilege—in their opening scene, they skip through the mountains while their servants carry a picnic lunch for them. But despite their wealth, they're gentle girls who are more excited at the prospect of dipping their bare feet in the ocean (a huge deal in the late nineteenth century) than lavish meals. The Stanley Sisters also demonstrate a powerful Big Sister Instinct when Frederick takes an interest in Mabel, the youngest of the family.
  • Mrs. Arlington in Caryl Churchill's Owners is described as a very young woman, about twenty, who is well dressed, well bred, with the good nature of someone who has never met difficulties or been disliked. Deconstructed because she is as nice as possible, but Lisa, who is forced to lodge in their luxurious house, still thinks Mrs. Arlington is insufferable and intolerable. Lisa is jealous of her beauty, her carelessness, and how easy her life is compared to her own family's struggles.

    Video Games 
  • Super Mario Bros. has Princess Peachnote . She's quite attractive, and judging by the fancy dresses she wears, the big castle she owns and the fact that she's a princess, she's probably stinking rich too. However, she's depicted as sweet, gentle and will do anything for her friends, and despite being so pretty and rich, she's in love with a chubby, short plumber. She's also willing to be nice to Bowser fairly often despite the numerous times he has kidnapped her.
  • Estelle from Tales of Vesperia, who had never left the imperial city (and possibly not even the palace!) and had only read about the other parts of the world, yet when she goes out and sees sick and injured people, her first response is using her Healing Artes on them.
  • Tales of the Abyss: Natalia usually acts princessy around the party, but after seeing the sick people in Akzeriuth, her first reaction is to help them with her Healing Artes. In fact, when Luke suggests that this "isn't their problem," she gives him the same look you'd give to someone who told you that fire is cold. IT is the reason that people of her nation are far more loyal to her than her father, and she is famous throughout the land for her philanthropy.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Cloudcuckoolander Agitha from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Princess of Bugs. She's got a lavish house, no day job (she's ten), an Impossibly Cool Dress, and spends Rupees like water — but she rewards Link with Rupees for bringing her golden bugs, her dear little friends, and appears to not have a malicious bone in her body. You can't help but like her. There is also the fact that she is one of the few humans in the game that isn't afraid of your wolf form because she doesn't see a wolf, she sees a very large puppy.
  • Rival Schools:
    • Tiffany Lords is the Dumb Blonde daughter of a millionaire businessman, but in return she's very cheerful and outspoken and she befriends the Japanese students quite faster than her Jerk Ass crush Roy. And when she happily hugs Hinata after she and Roy rescue her from Kurow in the Taiyo path of Project Justice, it's so cute.
    • Yurika Kirishima seems to be a sweetheart, but is only pretending and is actually The Mole for her Smug Snake brother Kurow. Thanks to a Becoming the Mask process, she becomes the real deal and has a Heel-Face Turn.
  • Nalia d'Arnise of Baldur's Gate crosses this with Rebellious Princess, and as such is listed as Chaotic Good. She is a bit clueless and is by far the least street-wise party member in the game despite her own proclamations of spending lots of time in the streets, but she is genuinely well-intentioned and does try to be nice and understanding to the poor.
  • Bianca in Pokémon Black and White is sheltered by her parents and is a daddy's girl, but she's very open and friendly towards your character and Cheren, and is very eager to go out and try new things on her own. Considering that he lives in a fancy palace, is treated like a king, and is much more concerned with saving abused Pokémon from wicked humans than with his own interests, N very well qualifies.
  • Flora Reinhold from the Professor Layton games. As the only child of an eccentric baron, she's the rightful heiress of Impossibly Cool Wealth. She gives it up so that her Ridiculously Human Robot friends won't be shut down, and spends her time traveling around solving puzzles with Layton, who adopts her. She's the series personification of sweetness, and beloved by the rest of the cast; even resident villain Don Paolo has a soft spot for her. She has a bit of a Tsundere streak if left behind, but the implication is that she's just afraid of being left alone, and it's not hard to soothe her when she does get upset.
  • Rune Factory: Sofia from Rune Factory 3. Despite being a rich girl, she is probably the sweetest character in the entire cast with the possible exception of Innocent Flower Girl Shara. In fact, one of the reasons why she started speaking in opposite is so her very weird father wouldn't seem so weird. Another reason why Sofia speaks in opposites is so that she wouldn't have to tell people things that would put them down, such as Evelyn's...questionable taste in clothing that she designs. This is stated to actually be the reason she started, so that her lies become the truth.
  • The protagonist of the indie Vera Blanc games is strong-willed and snarky, but doesn't act like her wealth puts her above other people, and after surviving a deadly brain tumor, she dedicates herself to using her talents and resources to help people with unusual problems.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Nadia Grell, the Consular's eventual Padawan, is the daughter of a Senator. Her dad loved her dearly and was willing to move galactic politics to find help for her (she's the first and only known Force Sensitive of her species). Nadia is aware of this, and struggles hard to win the approval of her dad (and the Consular). She is very sheltered and naive, but also generous and kind. Kindness, mercy, and generosity will win ridiculous amounts of approval from her.

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  • Kotomi Ichinose from CLANNAD. Her parents are revealed to have been professors who studied the hidden world, she lives in a reasonably big house, and is super intelligent, but she is one of the nicest (and not to mention extremely naive) characters in the series.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney:
    • Desiree DeLite is set up as a shopaholic, ditzy blonde who would leave Ron as soon as she realized that he was not loaded, but was instead so broke that he resorted to stealing to support her shopping habit. However, Desiree truly does love him, to the point of breaking into Luke Atmey's detective agency office and stealing a piece of evidence that would get Ron freed of thievery charges.
    • Regina Berry is similar. She's been raised to be so sheltered that she doesn't understand the concept of death and is so beautiful that Even the Girls Want Her, but she's very kind to everyone around her. Unfortunately her naivete leads her to do cruel things without knowing what she's done.

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  • Feferi Peixes from Homestuck. She's the heir apparent to a violent intergalactic civilization, and her lusus is a telepathic Eldritch Abomination that's bigger than most cities. The Blue and Orange Morality of her species dictates she should therefore become a ruthless conqueror like the Condesce, but she plans to reform society to become equal and abolish the Fantastic Caste System. All of her friends are technically beneath her, but she's nevertheless Eridan's Morality Pet and briefly dates Sollux. She even manages to convince the eldritch Horrorterrors to create a safe afterlife for she and her dead friends in Sburb.
  • Hanners from Questionable Content - she has billionaire parents but has her own job and rarely takes advantage their money or influence; when she does it's generally for something nice or at least well-intentioned. In fact, she is appalled at many of the things her own mother (a Corrupt Corporate Executive who wouldn't be out of place as the villain in a James Bond film) does just because she can.
  • Marina Carniero from XDragoon is from an extremely rich and well-connected family and has her own gigantic RV. While she is somewhat shallow and manipulative, she is also loyal and helpful to her friends. She is especially so to Renata, who was helpful and friendly to her without knowing who she was.

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  • As Told by Ginger:
    • Courtney Gripling came off as a spoiled sweet girl from the pilot episode. Courtney is a very friendly, nice person, and can be pretty quick to include the "unpopular" girls in whatever she's doing at the time. Though she's a self-proclaimed "snob", she's actually very nice. A lot of the time she's a better friend to Ginger than her so-called "BFF" Dodie, and it was usually Courtney's friend Miranda who egged her on toward more Alpha-Bitch-like deeds.
    • Macie is shown to live in quite a spacious house with a pool and plenty of comforts, being the daughter of two prominent psychologists. She's very shy and awkward but essentially good-natured and a much better friend to Ginger than Dodie.
  • Jasmine sort of becomes like this in Aladdin the animated series. Along with Ariel, she's the only Disney Princess who grew up as a princess. Her life is especially shown to be grand and sumptuous.
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Princess Yue is extremely kind, despite her position as the daughter of the Northern Water Tribe's chieftain (and ironically, being the polar opposite of Eska, who was the chief's daughter in The Legend of Korra.)
  • Most of the female cast of Beverly Hills Teens (are all both rich and nice girls)... except for Bianca Dupree, she's just plain spoiled!
  • Eddie of Class of 3000 has an insanely huge fortune (his father is apparently the head of the "Earth Division" of Cola-Cola, but still goes to a public school and treats the other students in his class with respect and kindness. While he did have an episode that revealed his lack of appreciation for material things (he doesn't need to treat them well, because he can always simply buy another), this was more out of childish naivete than malice. in "Am I Blue?", Eddie's Spoiled Sweet status is not only confirmed, but made into an asset. When Philly Phil's latest invention turns the whole Class of 3000 blue, everyone except Eddie stops practicing their music to bask in their celebrity status; when the color wears off, Eddie is the only person who is able to play at a school assembly, because he never stopped rehearsing.
  • Sissi in Code Lyoko, if given the chance (usually in dangerous, XANA-induced situations), and hopefully she'll stay that way in the end once the main group makes her their friend. As shown in the third season premiere/origin episode, she in fact started as one of these before the other kids in the group (particularly Ulrich) blew her off when she threatened to blow the whistle on Lyoko (out of concern rather than malice.) She then became the Alpha Bitch out of spite. Later she gradually reverted back to Spoiled Sweet.
  • Apple White of Ever After High is incredibly polite and cheery to everyone, even the "villain" in her Fairy Tale, Raven Queen. She doesn't even flip out at Raven when she endangers the very fabric of their existence.
  • Amy Wong from Futurama; her parents own half of Mars (the good half), but she's quite nice, in addition to being a ditzy klutz who always dresses like it's laundry day.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Rarity, a pony who is quite accustomed to the finer things in life and cannot tolerate any sort of fashion faux pas. Yet her defining quality is her generosity: she's willing to go to great lengths to help others even if you wouldn't suspect it at first glance and ruin her own carefully-planned look if it helps someone else. (It should be noted that Rarity, though she has the upper-class mannerisms, is not exactly spoiled or even particularly rich: she makes those elegant dresses herself!
    • Princess Cadence, the God Empresses' niece, is one of four known Winged Unicorns, and one of the nicest ponies in Equestria. The real one, that is; it's rather odd that no one but Twilight (whom she used to foalsit) noticed something was up when she was replaced by a bitchy Changeling.
    • Princess Celestia. Immortal God Empress of Equestria, revered by the entire population, lives in a fairytale palace surrounded by snobbish nobility. She takes the time to come to Ponyville for a social gathering in a local bakery (and playfully teases the proprietors to break their tension when they work themselves into a tizzy over her), joins Twilight and her friends in a doughnut shop after they ruin the Grand Galloping Gala, and grants crown land to a family of traveling seed merchants merely because they looked worn out from their itinerant lifestyle.
    • Twilight Sparkle. It's implied that her family are probably one of the elite class, and are well connected, as her brother is Captain of the Guard and they lived in Canterlot. But Twilight is much more interested in her studies, and is very content in the normal standards in Ponyville.
    • Minor character Zippoorwhill from "Filli Vanilli". She wears a Cool Crown, and wants the most popular band to perform at her cutecenera (a coming-of-age party that had previously only been celebrated by a Rich Bitch character.) Yet the present she loves most is the puppy she got from an animal shelter and even Fluttershy describes Zippoorwhill as sweet.
  • Pops from Regular Show. While he doesn't really qualify for the "exceptionally attractive" part of the trope, he DOES come from an exceedingly wealthy family, and is incredibly sweet and kind to everybody. He also has a child-like fascination with everything, due to him living a sheltered youth. He's also the park manager, but never abuses his position of authority. He's a bit of a ditz, but he's an all-around nice, generous person.
  • The Kids From Room 402: Jordan. She lives at a Big Fancy House (fancy enough to have a bowling lane and two pools - one inside and another one outside), has a butler but never shows off or belittles other people. In fact, she hides her wealth from her friends out of fear of how they'll react.
  • The Legend of Korra has Asami Sato. Despite her wealthy background, she is very polite and generous, allowing Mako and Bolin to stay at her mansion when the Pro-Bending arena is closed following the Equalist attack. Ultimately, Asami actually sides against her father, who is working with the Equalists, because she wants to do the right thing.
  • Lindsay from Total Drama. One of the nicest characters in the show, which makes the times she's pushed too far all the more awesome.
  • The three protagonist of Totally Spies!: Sam, Alex and Clover (especially the last).
  • Stella from Winx Club is the Jerk with a Heart of Gold version. She's ditzy and spoiled and wants to date a prince, but she's always next to her friends when they need her and when the guy she likes turns out to just be a squire to a prince, she's more upset that he lied to her than for his lack of royal blood.