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Darth_Rasputin32898
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03:43:48 PM Sep 10th 2016
Okay, I just discovered this trope and I have to ask: why in the world isn't the page image a picture of Joffrey Baratheon? Honestly.
OddHack
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10:02:37 AM Feb 11th 2016
a variant would be to have a King (or Emperor) who is a powerless figurehead, and accepts that role gracefully, but his heir plans to "restore the Crown to its former glory" after his father dies.

An example would be the would-be Dagobert X, in the Foundation series.

Should that go here, or is there a better place for it?
ShrekFan100
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03:24:23 PM Jun 28th 2011
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Would Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from Star Wars fit into The Evil Prince category?
Jordan
03:26:07 PM Jun 28th 2011
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No, he wouldn't. He's The Starscream.
MrDeath
03:34:47 PM Jun 28th 2011
Okay, quick rule of thumb? To qualify as being The Evil Prince, they probably have to be a prince.
Jordan
03:36:56 PM Jun 28th 2011
Well.... he was married to the (elected) Queen, so I suppose in the crazy political system that was the Old Republic he could have been the prince consort or something like that.

But Occam's Razor says that Vader is not an example of this trope since he's not of royal blood trying to "jump the cue" (especially since the Emperor didn't have his title by lineage either).
MrDeath
03:39:11 PM Jun 28th 2011
She wasn't queen anymore when he married her. She was just a senator.
67.149.196.50
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05:45:34 PM Mar 18th 2010
Frank Zappa had a song called The Evil Prince. It was a parodying broadway musicals.
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