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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' Adagio Dazzle fits this figuratively and literally. She is still snide, scheming, and proud AlphaBitch; but deep down she's a LovableAlphaBitch and all of her behavior is born out of stress from caring for her cousin and baby sister after her aunt Hymnia died when they were outcast of no fault of their own. She is also literally royalty as her mother, Melpomene was the crown princess with her and her little sister Hymnia being daughters of the mermare queen.

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* The protagonist of Siobhan Parkinson's ''Amelia'' begins the story as a wealthy teenager, whose father runs a successful business. It goes bankrupt halfway through the book, forcing the family to move to a tiny inner city house. Amelia's father starts drinking, her mother is imprisoned for suffragette activities (it's 1914) and her brother gets seriously ill. And of course Amelia gets looked down on by her former friends.


* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'''s Silk Fox/[[RebelliousPrincess Sun Lian]]. Literally.

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* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'''s Silk Fox/[[RebelliousPrincess Sun Lian]]. Literally. [[spoiler: though only after her father dies and her uncle taks over.]]


'''Moon'': You're still a princess, Star.\\

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'''Moon'': '''Moon''': You're still a princess, Star.\\


* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: Miss Heinous, the former headmistress of St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses, is actually the long lost daughter of Queen Eclipsa and her monster lover. Since she's part monster, her birthright as a princess was ignored, and she was swapped for a peasant girl ‘Festivia’ who became a queen instead.]]
--> Star: You let us live a lie. We shouldn't even have the throne. Eclipsa isn't even— Wait. [turns to Eclipsa] You aren't actually my great-great-great-great-something-grandma.
--> Eclipsa: No, sweetie, I'm not.
--> Star: Then... that means... we're no more royal than anybody else.
--> Moon: You're still a princess, Star.
--> Star: No, Mom. We're nobody.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', it's ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'':
** It's
revealed that [[spoiler: Miss Heinous, the former headmistress of St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses, is actually the long lost daughter of Queen Eclipsa and her monster lover. Since she's part monster, her birthright as a princess was ignored, and she was swapped for a peasant girl ‘Festivia’ who became a queen instead.]]
--> Star: ** In response to the above, the third season finale has [[spoiler:Star AbdicateTheThrone back to Eclipsa, pulling herself entirely out of the line of succession (though she still has magic and the current queen's favor)]].
---> [[spoiler:'''Star:'''
You let us live a lie. We shouldn't even have the throne. Eclipsa isn't even— Wait. [turns to Eclipsa] You aren't actually my great-great-great-great-something-grandma.
--> Eclipsa:
great-great-great-great-something-grandma.\\
'''Eclipsa''':
No, sweetie, I'm not.
--> Star:
not.\\
'''Star''':
Then... that means... we're no more royal than anybody else.
--> Moon:
else.\\
'''Moon'':
You're still a princess, Star.
--> Star:
Star.\\
'''Star''':
No, Mom. We're nobody.]]


** The main character from "King Thrushbeard" is a princess who is such an AlphaBitch that she doesn't consider any of her suitors worthy of her hand. Eventually, her frustrated father forces her to marry a poor peddler. One HumiliationConga and a "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" later, the peddler is revealed to the eponymous king, whom the princess had mocked earlier, and who officially marries her once she has stopped being a RichBitch and become a better person.

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** The main character from "King Thrushbeard" ''Literature/KingThrushbeard'' is a princess who is such an AlphaBitch that she doesn't consider any of her suitors worthy of her hand. Eventually, her frustrated father forces her to marry a poor peddler. One HumiliationConga and a "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" later, the peddler is revealed to the eponymous king, whom the princess had mocked earlier, and who officially marries her once she has stopped being a RichBitch and become a better person.

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* The [[{{Ruritania}} Ruritanian]] princess Elisaveta Arnsonira in the ''Literature/ChaletSchool'' series becomes a literal example of this during the war years. She and her children are forced to flee her home country of Belsornia because of Nazi activity, and she moves to England and works as a cleaner to support herself, while her father takes up farming. After the war, Belsornia becomes a republic and she changes her name to 'Mrs Helston' after her American mother-in-law. Like Sara Crewe, however, she is SpoiledSweet rather than being a stuck-up snob.


** Sansa Stark has a gradual fall from power. She starts out as daughter of one of the most powerful lords in Westeros, is betrothed to the Crown Prince and arrives at court as the future Queen. After war breaks out she becomes a prisoner and suffers considerable abuse at the hands of her future in-laws; however, she still carries some status as a valuable hostage, being the sister of the newly crowned (rebel) King of the North and leader of the opposing army. [[spoiler: After her brother is killed, his forces decimated and she's fled the capital, she's forced to disguise herself as her {{Evil Mentor}}'s bastard daughter and [[JerkassFacade pretend to be an absolute bitch]] for her own safety. On the flipside she [[CharacterDevelopment has become]] [[MiseryBuildsCharacter a smarter, better person]] for it.]]
** Her younger tomboyish sister Arya is a more traditional version, as she escapes being captured and disguises herself as a commoner. She experiences the [[{{WarIsHell}} horrors of war]] as one of the small folk, including joining the mass of refugees fleeing [[{{RapePillageAndBurn}} invading armies]] and being taken prisoner at Harrenhal. She also encounters multiple nobles without anyone realizing who she is. A slightly different case from Sansa, as Arya was something of an [[{{BlackSheep}} outcast]] among other noble girls even before her fall, felt insecure about being a lady, and was very friendly with the small folk from the beginning.
** Myrcella Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell may have just entered the ranks of the fallen at the end of ''A Feast For Crows''.
** To say nothing of Dany, who's been fallen pretty much since birth, but starts discovering her butt-kicking powers towards the end of ''A Game of Thrones''.

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** Daenerys Targaryen is a fallen princess since birth. She was born during a rebellion to a family that rules for centuries to Seven Kingdoms and lives in exile with her brother and several supporters. She starts discovering her butt-kicking powers towards the end of ''A Game of Thrones''.
** Sansa Stark has a gradual fall from power. She starts out as daughter of one of the most powerful lords in Westeros, is betrothed to the Crown Prince and arrives at court as the future Queen. After war breaks out out, she becomes a prisoner and suffers considerable abuse at the hands of her future in-laws; however, she still carries some status as a valuable hostage, being the sister of the newly crowned (rebel) King of the North and leader of the opposing army. [[spoiler: After her brother is killed, his forces decimated and she's fled the capital, she's forced to disguise herself as her {{Evil Mentor}}'s bastard daughter and [[JerkassFacade pretend to be an absolute bitch]] bitch for her own safety. On the flipside she [[CharacterDevelopment has become]] [[MiseryBuildsCharacter a smarter, better person]] for it.]]
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** Her Sansa's younger tomboyish sister Arya is a more traditional version, as she escapes being captured and disguises herself as a commoner. She experiences the [[{{WarIsHell}} horrors of war]] as one of the small folk, including joining the mass of refugees fleeing [[{{RapePillageAndBurn}} invading armies]] and being taken prisoner at Harrenhal. She also encounters multiple nobles without anyone realizing who she is. A slightly different case from Sansa, as Arya was something of an [[{{BlackSheep}} outcast]] among other noble girls even before her fall, felt insecure about being a lady, and was very friendly with the small folk from the beginning.
%% ** Myrcella Baratheon and Baratheon
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Margaery Tyrell may have just entered the ranks of the fallen at the end of ''A Feast For Crows''.
** To say nothing of Dany, who's been fallen pretty much since birth, but starts discovering her butt-kicking powers towards the end of ''A Game of Thrones''.
Crows''.



* In Creator/JosephaSherman's ''Literature/TheShiningFalcon'', Maria and Vasilissia, as {{The Exile}}s.

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%% * In Creator/JosephaSherman's ''Literature/TheShiningFalcon'', Maria and Vasilissia, as {{The Exile}}s.



* Yes, it's the inevitable ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' reference:
** Buffy had an opportunity to enter the top cliques, but declines. After her vampire-bustin' ways freaked the cheerleaders out, the offer was rescinded. We're also frequently reminded in early seasons, once via an actual FlashBack, that before learning about her powers and moving to Sunnydale Buffy was a popular and slightly shallow cheerleader, and even Prom Queen in her last school. Head cheerleader Cordelia Chase also dropped out of the top tier when her relationship with Xander led to her hanging out with Buffy.
*** Cordelia Chase then loses her money as well ("...Daddy made a little mistake on his taxes. For the last twelve years."), and ends up a big-time demon-huntress on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** Anya later becomes one as well.

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* Yes, it's the inevitable ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' reference:
''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy had an opportunity to enter the top cliques, but declines. After her vampire-bustin' ways freaked the cheerleaders out, the offer was rescinded. We're also frequently reminded in early seasons, once via an actual FlashBack, that before learning about her powers and moving to Sunnydale Buffy was a popular and slightly shallow cheerleader, and even Prom Queen in her last school. school.
**
Head cheerleader Cordelia Chase also dropped out of the top tier when her relationship with Xander led to her hanging out with Buffy.
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Buffy. Cordelia Chase then loses her money as well ("...Daddy made a little mistake on his taxes. For the last twelve years."), and ends up a big-time demon-huntress on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
%% ** Anya later becomes one as well.



* Variation: Ashley Kerwin in ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''. In the first season, she's the most popular girl in school, but she must constantly guard against her rival [[AlphaBitch Paige]]. In the first season finale, she falls from grace. She doesn't becomes friends with the geeks in the second season -- she becomes a total outcast. Everybody shuns her except a creepy goth girl, who becomes her mentor. Under the goth's tutoring, Ashley slowly learns how to cope, and how to discover her "real self," rather than the snob she used to be.
** Later seasons we have Holly J, a full fledged AlphaBitch. During most of Seasons 7 and 8 she's a [[JerkassFacade complete bitch in social groups]], but in one on one interactions she's almost personable. Her family suffers a three season long BrokeEpisode, her attempts to cover that up destroy her social circle entirely, and her only friend is her boss at the local coffee shop. It turns out she has trouble letting people get close. Over Season 9 and 10 she builds a new social circle, but still has very few close friends.
* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', "Geek Like Me." Sabrina used magic to make Libby become a geek, intending that this fall from popularity would teach her to become a nicer person the way most Fallen Princesses do. However, she quickly proved that her usual personality was InTheBlood, too strong to be changed by magic. Before long, she had given herself a hot new NerdsAreSexy look, and had made the science club into the same kind of exclusive clique (with herself as the boss) that the cheerleading squad used to be. And she was now picking on Sabrina for not being nerdy enough. This change was no better than the way things were before, so there was nothing for it but to [[StatusQuoIsGod change Libby back]].

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* Variation: ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'':
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Ashley Kerwin in ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''.Kerwin. In the first season, she's the most popular girl in school, but she must constantly guard against her rival [[AlphaBitch Paige]]. In the first season finale, she falls from grace. She doesn't becomes friends with the geeks in the second season -- she becomes a total outcast. Everybody shuns her except a creepy goth girl, who becomes her mentor. Under the goth's tutoring, Ashley slowly learns how to cope, and how to discover her "real self," rather than the snob she used to be.
** Later seasons we have Holly J, J is a full fledged AlphaBitch. During most of Seasons 7 and 8 she's a [[JerkassFacade complete bitch in social groups]], groups, but in one on one interactions she's almost personable.personable (so it seems she only acts like a bitch). Her family suffers a three season long BrokeEpisode, her attempts to cover that up destroy her social circle entirely, and her only friend is her boss at the local coffee shop. It turns out she has trouble letting people get close. Over Season 9 and 10 she builds a new social circle, but still has very few close friends.
* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', "Geek Like Me." Me": Sabrina used magic to make Libby become a geek, intending that this fall from popularity would teach her to become a nicer person the way most Fallen Princesses do. However, she quickly proved that her usual personality was InTheBlood, too strong to be changed by magic. Before long, she had given herself a hot new NerdsAreSexy look, and had made the science club into the same kind of exclusive clique (with herself as the boss) that the cheerleading squad used to be. And she was now picking on Sabrina for not being nerdy enough. This change was no better than the way things were before, so there was nothing for it but to [[StatusQuoIsGod change Libby back]].



* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', AlphaBitch Quinn becomes pregnant despite being president of the celibacy club. She is then embarrassed in front of the school, kicked off the cheerleading squad, and forced to move in with her boyfriend after her parents kick her out of the house. And it only got worse when it was revealed that the baby's father was actually her boyfriend's best friend.
** She later subverts the CharacterDevelopment that you usually get from this trope - after she gives the baby up for adoption, she does her damndest to get her status back, and her goal of season two is to become prom queen, no matter what the cost - even if it means cheating on her boyfriend and, when she [[spoiler:doesn't become]] Prom Queen, [[spoiler:conspiring to get the Glee club disqualified from Nationals out of spite and jealousy]]. Strangely, she could still count as a PrincessInRags - while she has some of her popularity back, her desire to be popular again stems from the idea that there's no real future for her, and that the best she can do is be the popular girl, get an average job and marry someone like Finn.

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* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', AlphaBitch Alpha Bitch Quinn becomes pregnant despite being president of the celibacy club. She is then embarrassed in front of the school, kicked off the cheerleading squad, and forced to move in with her boyfriend after her parents kick her out of the house. And it only got worse when it was revealed that the baby's father was actually her boyfriend's best friend.
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friend. She later subverts the CharacterDevelopment that you usually get from this trope - after she gives the baby up for adoption, she does her damndest to get her status back, and her goal of season two is to become prom queen, no matter what the cost - even if it means cheating on her boyfriend and, when she [[spoiler:doesn't become]] doesn't become Prom Queen, [[spoiler:conspiring conspiring to get the Glee club disqualified from Nationals out of spite and jealousy]].jealousy. Strangely, she could still count as a PrincessInRags - while she has some of her popularity back, her desire to be popular again stems from the idea that there's no real future for her, and that the best she can do is be the popular girl, get an average job and marry someone like Finn.



* Alexis Rose on Series/SchittsCreek has lost her money and her status as a social media princess and socialite, but unlike the rest of her family, after the first episode she is rarely troubled by this turn of events and adjusts to her situation. She does experience significant CharacterDevelopment as she learns the ins and outs of dating and working without the safety net of her wealth.
* Even in Season 1 of ''Series/TeenWolf'', [[LovableAlphaBitch Lydia]] was a Deconstruction of an AlphaBitch, [[ObfuscatingStupidity hiding her intelligence and skill to remain popular]]. By Season 2, after disappearing and running around naked for two days because she was bitten by a werewolf, Lydia loses her popularity to the point where no one from her school (other than her [[TrueCompanions close friends]] and the people they invited) shows up for her birthday party.

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* Alexis Rose on Series/SchittsCreek ''Series/SchittsCreek'' has lost her money and her status as a social media princess and socialite, but unlike the rest of her family, after the first episode she is rarely troubled by this turn of events and adjusts to her situation. She does experience significant CharacterDevelopment as she learns the ins and outs of dating and working without the safety net of her wealth.
* Even in In Season 1 of ''Series/TeenWolf'', [[LovableAlphaBitch Lydia]] LovableAlphaBitch Lydia was a Deconstruction of an AlphaBitch, [[ObfuscatingStupidity hiding her intelligence and skill to remain popular]]. By Season 2, after disappearing and running around naked for two days because she was bitten by a werewolf, Lydia loses her popularity to the point where no one from her school (other than her [[TrueCompanions close friends]] and the people they invited) shows up for her birthday party.

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* Alexis Rose on Series/SchittsCreek has lost her money and her status as a social media princess and socialite, but unlike the rest of her family, after the first episode she is rarely troubled by this turn of events and adjusts to her situation. She does experience significant CharacterDevelopment as she learns the ins and outs of dating and working without the safety net of her wealth.


* ''VideoGame/MaceTheDarkAge'': Namira is revealed to be this in her arcade ending. [[spoiler:She was an Arab princess whose family was murdered by the King of Assassins and sold to slavery by one of her own guards. She is sent into an RoyalHarem where she is taught how to fight by one of the court's eunuchs and embarks on a revenge quest against her family's killer]].

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* ''VideoGame/MaceTheDarkAge'': Namira is revealed to be this in her arcade ending. [[spoiler:She was an Arab princess whose family was murdered by the King of Assassins and sold to slavery by one of her own guards. She is was sent into an RoyalHarem where she is taught how to fight by one of the court's eunuchs and embarks on a revenge quest against her family's killer]].killer. She may regain her lost glory in her own ending... Or end up in an [[FateWorseThanDeath even worse position than before]] in Al Rashid's ending where she becomes his brainwashed SexSlave]].

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* ''VideoGame/MaceTheDarkAge'': Namira is revealed to be this in her arcade ending. [[spoiler:She was an Arab princess whose family was murdered by the King of Assassins and sold to slavery by one of her own guards. She is sent into an RoyalHarem where she is taught how to fight by one of the court's eunuchs and embarks on a revenge quest against her family's killer]].

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* ''VideoGame/OctopathTraveler'' has Primrose Azelhart, an once wealthy noblewoman until her father was murdered by three mysterious men with crow tattoos. Left destitute by his death and the loss of her home, her search for revenge led her to become an dancer in a tavern with the implication she also had to prostitute herself to get by. However, she endures the loss of her honor in her effort to find her father's killers.


* In ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'', Namari's family served the Island's Governor before her father ran away and stole money. Her father's action not only ruined the family name but also made the Governor hates dwarves.

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* In ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'', Namari's family served the Island's Governor lord before her father ran away and stole money. Her father's action not only ruined the family name but also made the Governor lord hates dwarves.

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* In ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'', Namari's family served the Island's Governor before her father ran away and stole money. Her father's action not only ruined the family name but also made the Governor hates dwarves.


* A male example, Simba from ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Once a naive, curious cub, now a [[ItsAllMyFault guilt-ridden]] lion who's [[HeroicBSOD lost faith in himself]]. Fortunately he's encouraged by his father's ghost ([[CrowningMomentofFunny and getting hit with a stick]]), and pulls through.

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* A male example, Simba from ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Once a naive, curious cub, now a [[ItsAllMyFault guilt-ridden]] lion who's [[HeroicBSOD lost faith in himself]]. Fortunately he's encouraged by his father's ghost ([[CrowningMomentofFunny ([[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments and getting hit with a stick]]), and pulls through.

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