Playing With / Heir Club for Men

Basic Trope: Inheritance (money, power, etc.) is passed down from father to firstborn son.
  • Straight: King Bob the Nth passes his crown onto Prince Charles, even though Princess Alice is older than Prince Charles.
  • Exaggerated: King Bob the Nth dies without any heirs, even though he had dozens of daughters, so the throne ends up going to Bob's nephew, Charles, who's clearly not fit to rule a kingdom.
  • Downplayed: When it comes time to divide up the inheritance, although all of Bob's children receive something, the bulk of it goes to Charles, his only son.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: The power is passed down from mother to daughter (i.e. from Queen Alice to Princess Diana).
  • Subverted:
    • King Bob the Nth dies and Prince Charles expects to crowned king, only for his dad's will to name Princess Alice as his successor because she is older.
    • King Bob the Nth dies and Prince Charles is crowned, but "he" turns out to be crossdressing princess Charla and her father knew this before he died and designated his heir.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Further into the will, the late king specifies that Princess Alice will be Charles's regent until he is old enough to be king.
    • Charla was originally male but a demon transformed him into a girl. His father knew this as well.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: The laws of succession are unclear, and thus inheritance is inconsistent. When a man dies, sometimes a daughter is passed over for her younger brother or cousin and sometimes not.
  • Averted:
    • King Bob the Nth passes his crown to his oldest offspring—or, if he has no children, his nearest living heir—regardless of gender.
    • Neither gender nor heritage is a factor for inheritance, only asskicking.
  • Enforced: The show is a historical drama, and it's a Truth in Television.
  • Lampshaded: "Only a prince can rule!"
  • Invoked: King Bob the Nth gets his First Gray Hair and starts to think about what will happen after he's gone, knowing that he only has daughters.
  • Exploited: King Bob the Nth has one weekly son. His enemies target that son, knowing that all will be thrown into chaos if that boy dies.
  • Defied: King Bob the Nth decides he'll pass the crown onto his eldest daughter, and teach her how to be the best queen she can possibly be.
  • Implied: King Bob the Nth has two children, twins: his son Prince Charles and his daughter Princess Alice. Prince Charles is his heir. The twins' birth order is never discussed, so we can't be sure if Bob is the heir because he's firstborn, or because he's male.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • Charles is crowned king despite being the youngest of the royal children, because he is the only male. However, "has a penis" doesn't translate into "is a competent ruler." Thus, Charles fumbles with his duties which has the potential to cause trouble.
    • A Succession Crisis begins because King Bob the Nth doesn't have a son despite having a daughter who could do a good job of it.
  • Reconstructed:
    • After Charles is crowned, his elder sisters become his advisors and they all pool their knowledge and experience together so that Charles makes the best decision.
    • The oldest princess rules temporarily until she can find a man with some claim to the throne that the beligerents can agree on. "Temporarily" can last a long time under the right conditions.


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