'''Basic Trope''': RoyalBrat who serves as an obvious WrongGuyFirst for the unfortunate LoveInterest.
* '''Straight''': Prince Dikliss has an ArrangedMarriage with Princess Velvet; however, he's a self-absorbed UpperClassTwit who's ''nothing'' like the polite, gentlemanly [[TheWisePrince Prince]] [[KnightInShiningArmor Kelvin]].
* '''Exaggerated''': Prince Dikliss is a completely worthless {{Jerkass}} whose sole redeeming feature is his rank -- if you care about that sort of thing.
* '''Downplayed''': He's not a total {{jerkass}} but he's ''much'' less genteel than his rank would suggest.
* '''Justified''': Prince Dikliss has [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections never]] [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem needed]] to act like a decent person.
* '''Inverted''': See PrinceCharming
* '''Subverted''':
** Prince Dikliss is actually a pretty decent guy.
** Alternatively: Prince Dikliss [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold isn't so bad underneath it all]]. (And honestly, growing up with a name like "[[UnfortunateName Dikliss]]" is bound give anyone a chip on their shoulder.)
* '''Double Subverted''': ...However, the decency turns out to be little more than a [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk facade]] that he soon drops around Velvet or others to [[EvilGloating gloat]].
* '''Parodied''': Dikliss is such an UpperClassTwit that he plunges deep into CloudCuckoolander territory.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Dikliss is a jerk due to his bad background; Velvet dislikes him at first, but comes to pity him and works on helping him become a better person. The two eventually bond, forming a true LoveTriangle; however, Dikliss grows jealous of Kelvin and plots to [[MurderTheHypotenuse get rid of him]].
* '''Averted''': Prince Dikliss has his good and his bad points.
* '''Enforced''': The writers want to teach AnAesop that wealth does not automatically make people classy, gracious, or polite.
* '''Lampshaded''': "[[SarcasmMode My dear prince, how adorable I find your belching]]."
* '''Invoked''': Serpentus, Dikliss' EvilChancellor, deliberately groomed him into a jerk as part of a plot to discredit the royal family.
* '''Exploited''': Prince Kelvin tricks Velvet's father into engaging her to Prince Dikless so that when he appears to save her from the unwanted marriage, Velvet will be grateful.
* '''Defied''':
** Serpentus deliberately ''avoided'' this, planning instead to make him into a [[ManBehindTheMan puppet ruler]] -- meaning he's more useful if he's well liked ''before'' taking the throne.
** Princess Velvet runs away from home to avoid her forced marriage with Prince Dikliss, fully expecting him to be a jackass.
* '''Discussed''': "I wouldn't want to marry Dikliss, even though he is a prince. He's such a prick."
* '''Conversed''': "Man, Dikliss is a douchebag in this story. He's just like [[Film/ThePrincessBride Prince Humperdink]]."
* '''Deconstructed''': Dikliss is unpleasant thanks to spending his whole life dealing with the DeadlyDecadentCourt, constantly manipulated by everyone around him and treated as little more than a convenient pawn; a means to an end. His ArrangedMarriage to Velvet is just another instance of this, something he greatly resents and can't help thinking of whenever he sees her.
* '''Reconstructed''': The two are still incompatible, though, so the two cooperated in breaking off the wedding without having to demonize each other in the process. They are no longer a couple, but they have developed a friendship and support each other.
* '''Gender Inverted''': Princess Classless: the presumed PrincessClassic is a SpoiledBrat with no class at all.
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